Peter 6077

The Bronx | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (57)
90
Unique, Insightful, Great acting

See it if u admire the writing of McCraney and want to see an early work of his; u identify with being smart and talented but an outsider in school

Don't see it if u have seen too many gay coming of age stories; don't like great singing; are offended by male nudity; can't identify with African Americans

90
Everybody
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever, Profound

See it if you like to be surprised by theater, want to see a very clever update of the medieval play EVERYMAN, r open to considering the big questions

Don't see it if u prefer a more conventional evening in the theater, don't like working a bit to figure things out, either personally or w/ an audience.

90
Escaped Alone
Brooklyn
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Resonant

See it if u are fan of Caryl Churchill this is up there with her best; u like her mix of puzzling and profound; like theater that takes u 2 new places

Don't see it if you don't like theater that is sometimes confusing, plotless, surreal or if you feel all's right with the world - this playwright does not.

75
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if up for intense dysfunctional family drama w/ sharp dialogue+strong doses of social politics re: post-holocaust Jewish-American life.

Don't see it if u like plays short and sweet - this one takes its time (almost 3 hours) and is somewhat unwieldy in pulling its disparate elements together

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you've seen the first two installments of this trilogy-this one brings all the threads together in a powerful, emotionally shattering finale

Don't see it if good people's quiet desperation not something you want to experience at the theater; if u have disliked previous Nelson plays in this style

61
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Relevant, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Timely subject matter overrides how clumsy the socio-political points are shoehorned into play's uninspired dramatic arc.

Don't see it if U don't like long anomalous op-ed type speeches and characters using metaphors and similes more suited to literature than everyday language.

20
Letter to a Man
Brooklyn
Banal, Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if All things Robert Wilson and/or M Baryshnikov intrigue you. You like avant garde stagings the farther out the better.

Don't see it if you expect real dancing from Misha. You need some cohesive meaning in your theater and not just random bits thrown against the wall.

94
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Profound, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to see one of the great plays of the late 20th Century directed by the author and acted beautifully

Don't see it if u feel that the problems of three little people in a Tea Room in Port Elizabeth South Africa circa 1950 don't amount to a hill of beans.

86
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Slow

See it if love great natural acting, are a fan of these plays by Richard Nelson where everyday people struggle to make their way in difficult times.

Don't see it if you need more plot than this play delivers, or if you can't identify, for example, w/ the financial crises of hard working people.

41
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Dated, Insipid, Quirky, Banal

See it if You've heard about the play and its great success way back when, and you want to see a bit of British theater history

Don't see it if if u want to see a play that has stood test of time. Sadly it now comes off as exactly what it is: the amateurish writing of an 18 yr old.

89
During previews
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you are a fan of Sarah Jones - this is her at her best, if you like plays that take on important contemporary social issues like sex-work.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to see this. It's an enlightening, thought-provoking, and cleverly devised theatrical experience.

60
Incognito
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if u are good at puzzles, like very complicated interlocking (I think) stories, u want to see terrific young actors, esp. Heather Lind.

Don't see it if the science of consciousness doesn't interest you, extremely complicated plays with 4 actors playing over a dozen roles doesn't appeal

75
Signature Plays
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if a fan of these playwrights & like absurdist fare that doesn't necessarily add up to 1+1=2. Kennedy play is complex and excitingly staged

Don't see it if Absurdist plays not your thing,If racially charged examinations of Black experience don't interest you. Fornes annoys the hell out of you.

80
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Masterful, Profound, Historical

See it if theatrical,literary,Jewish,European,American & LGTB history & fine writing, all staged w/ music, heart, and imagination appeal to you.

Don't see it if early 20th Century Jewish literary history seems too esoteric or you've never heard of Sholem Asch and have zero interest learning about him

51
During previews
Daphne's Dive
Midtown W
Contrived, Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you can bring along a politically aware teenager. I think s/he wouldn't be bothered by the cliched writing. Maybe get consciousness raised

Don't see it if agitprop done with a sledgehammer & cardboard characters with heavily underlined political themes are not your thing.

80
For a previous production
Ambitious, Great singing, Unusual story, Terrific staging, Flawed

See it if you enjoy soft rock, want to hear a terrific new actor/singer, like stories about contemporary young people that's unusual and uplifting.

Don't see it if you've maybe seen one too many shows about a misfit struggling to break out of his shell, prefer music that's original and a bit challenging

75
Buried Child
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Quirky, Dated

See it if You admire Shepherd's absurdist side. This one of his more accessable plays, at times appallingly funny.Maybe not as shocking as it was once

Don't see it if Albee's dead or missing children have exhausted this particular trope for you. If you don't admire Ed Harris's prodigious talent

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Original, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an uplifting show about the coming together of gays and straights in working class England, with a hetero romance to boot!

Don't see it if you don't like Cyndi Lauper's style of disco/pop, or if male characters in drag turn you off.

52
Banal, Insipid, Raunchy, Original, Clever

See it if you love to see hypocrisy and self deluded religious and sexual notions cleverly and sometimes viciously exposed and ridiculed.

Don't see it if you hate South Park or that kind of over-the-top scatological, raunchy, sometimes shockingly adolescent humor. Don't bring unhip grandpas.

50
Quirky, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if you love blue-grass music, love Will Swenson to the point you'll see him in anything and are a fan of HEE-HAW

Don't see it if like me, you find cornball jokes unfunny, bluegrass music pleasant but not particularly stirring, and let's-put-on-a-show staging tiresome.

85
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if you like your musicals dark. A powerful, and ultimately positive, lesbian coming-of-age tale. The father's story is another matter.

Don't see it if you prefer your music easy and immediately tuneful - this score is a bit more challenging. The story, too, requires an open mind.

75
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Funny

See it if You are a fan of Mike Berbiglia. He's very funny. This might not be his best material but it's still worth a trip.

Don't see it if You don't like long-form, comic monologues.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to be utterly enchanted by great music, great dancing and gorgeous staging and costumes, not to mention two glamorous leads.

Don't see it if heavily dance-oriented shows are not your thing, or if for some reason you have tired of hearing Gershwin's music.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You love the score - it's done beautifully. Staging offers original touches as does casting. Very satisfying version of a classic show.

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals, or have strong feelings about past versions of this show and don't want to see a new take on it

80
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are open to having your expectations and opinions about the characters and events you are seeing overturned again and again.Stay with it

Don't see it if the subject of adult-child sex is not something you want to deal with in a theater.

92
During previews
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing

See it if If you enjoy Mike Birbiglia, this is one of his best. As always deeply personal, funny, at times TMI, but always smart and insightful

Don't see it if u are having infertility problems. u are offended about frank talk about sex or human biology.

40
During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Terrible staging, Anachronistic

See it if u like extreme reimaginings of classic plays mixing disparate elements, accents, stage effects, acting styles & casting. Sally Field shines.

Don't see it if u feel there needs to be some connection between play's text & the way it is performed. I found almost none. Much dissonant direction.

31
During previews
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Banal, Terrible writing, Predictable

See it if you are looking for somewhat stylized take on teen girls' sexual awakening with touches of the grotesque and gallows humor

Don't see it if u don't want to see sitcom-level writing applied to serious topics and are put off by unneccessarily graphic sex & violence

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you admire Wilson's plays - this is one of his most accessible and one of his best.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to see this.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Raunchy, Dizzying, Ambitious, Funny

See it if u r looking for something totally original, love Josh Groban who is perfect as Pierre and sings great, or like being on stage with the show.

Don't see it if u r turned off by lots of recitative frenzied staging, mix & match period styles of costuming & music, aud. participation if seated on stage

93
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if u take pleasure seeing classic antique brought to life by huge top notch cast Big old fashioned set to die for. J. Mays & Sherie R Scott!

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned exposition and pace. If you've ODed on Nathan Lane shtick - there's a lot of it here.

90
Plenty
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if fine production terrific acting from Rachel Weisz Corey Stoll Emily Bergl et al beautifully staged & costumed. Great play by 1 of the best

Don't see it if u have no familiarity with post WWII British social conditions & politics, or don't care. If you can't identify with mentally ill characters

84
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You admire Hunter.This is as good as anything he's done.Young cast is terrific.The theme of religious fanaticism couldn't be more timely.

Don't see it if u are indifferent to the religious crises of twenty-somethings;if u find the dreariness and pain of mid west life too alien and off putting

67
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Just don't get it

See it if you're like just about everyone else in the audience and LOVE LOVE LOVE this show

Don't see it if like me you just don't understand the appeal of rap and wonder why all those women were dancing around in their underwear

74
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if If you like seeing the piss taken out of the 60's generation. Watch out tho, even at their worst, you might find yourself agreeing with them

Don't see it if You prefer more depth of character in plays - this one is a bit on the cartoonish side. Or if you don't agree Zoe Kazan is brilliant.

23
Matilda
Midtown W
Excruciating, Unintelligible,, Creepy, Repugnant, Left after a half hour

See it if you enjoy grotesque characters and situations, sadistic adults, children screeching/not singing unpleasant music

Don't see it if if you dislike grotesque characters and situations, sadistic adults, children screeching/not singing unpleasant music

50
The Total Bent
East Village
Loud, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Great singing

See it if u r a Stew completest If you know or care about African American musical history, esp 60's southern gospel & its evolution into rock and pop

Don't see it if you expect something as polished and ground-breaking as PASSING STRANGE. This is half-baked & the music is often uninspired and repetitious.

100
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if u want to see a great play in a great production. I was amazed how subtly & powerfully Lange and cast built up the emotional intensity.

Don't see it if indifferent to characters in thrall to addiction, facing the hopelessness resulting from roads not taken. Avoid seats far audience right.

75
During previews
Peer Gynt
East Village
Minimalist, Thought-provoking, Serious, Funny, Philosophical

See it if you have a strong interest in and familiarity with the play - this is an abstract, condensed version that focuses on language and ideas.

Don't see it if You know nothing about the play - you will not understand the plot or characters given the minimalist staging and lack of visual context.

85
Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Challenging

See it if you are open to real time theater set in a realistic English workplace and can identify with working class struggles

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding thick regional British accents - the language can be challenging. But the writing rewards your effort.

85
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Original, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like Lonergan's writing - this is one of his best. An often appallingly funny dissection of self absorbed celebrity and its acolytes.

Don't see it if You're southern & squirm when New Yorkers satirize some of your quirks & ways of expression Underneath the mockery are some universal truths

85
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant

See it if you know the play -it felt to me like a new work.If you don't know the play, this is one of the masterpieces of theater by one of the greats

Don't see it if you hate abstract staging, or prefer feel-good theater. Conflicts here are real and utterly contemporary in spite of historical elements.

80
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, staging. entertaining.

See it if you love The Four Seasons and want to hear the old hits done exactly as you remember them. And if you like biographical musicals this is #1

Don't see it if You don't care about this genre of music or are looking for a more romantic story-based musical.

80
Great acting, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you love the score which is played and sung masterfully with a full orchestra, love gorgeous costumes and beautiful stage pictures.

Don't see it if you can't make allowances for outdated notions of male/female relationships, or the glories of self-sacrifice and unrequited love.

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Clever

See it if you are excited by extremely theatrical story-telling. I found the frenetic pace and flash exhausting and the story less than worth it.

Don't see it if like me, you aren't particularly dazzled by flashy staging or if you've seen one too many shows about autism

95
Original, Great staging, Must see

See it if you haven't seen it yet. It's one-of-a-kind with jaw dropping visuals and puppetry by Julie Taymor and some great songs.

Don't see it if you hate Disney or can't make allowances for some of the slapstick humor or questionable reactionary world views.

98
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Profound

See it if u want to see a great playwright transform the family-gathering-holiday-dinner play. With direction and a cast like this u get a masterpiece

Don't see it if your empathy doesn't extend to people to whom bad things happen, even if they bring it on themselves, or you can't identify with them

92
For a previous production
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Original, Relevant

See it if you want to see a very dramatic inside-view of the world of today's factory workers & the social dynamics of downsizing and upward mobility.

Don't see it if Socially conscious dramas are not your thing, or, if upper middle-class, you only want to see your self or your class portrayed on stage.

65
Pericles
Brooklyn
Banal, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Ambitious

See it if Shakespeare's work interests you.The worst play by him (if he wrote it) I have ever encountered. Cast is game and they make the most of it.

Don't see it if You know how bad the play is, or if you have an aversion to cornball Elizabethan plot devices.

85
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you have an interest in forgotten plays of the early 20th Century. This one is a gem and deserves this excellent, beautifully acted revival.

Don't see it if you only like cutting edge, contemporary dramas, or think old black and white movies are boring and fake.