Phillip L

Bayside

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Reviews (172)
75
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if quirky shows about human relationships

Don't see it if above

50
Samara
Midtown W
Incomprehensible, Enigmatic

See it if poetic stream of consciousness

Don't see it if need narrative or plot

65
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Boring, Relevant

See it if PTSD and veterans

Don't see it if one ,an shows, shakespeare

80
Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Powerful

See it if powerful performance that goes completely in character,

Don't see it if uncomfortable with adult situations

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Touching

See it if drama about relationships

Don't see it if gay themes

85
Lyrical, Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting, Powerful

See it if powerful play on racism

Don't see it if uncomfortable with racism

80
Entertaining, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if musical before Rent, about self confidence

Don't see it if don't like small scale musicals

80
Picnic
West Village
Resonant, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if classic american plays, family dramas about regret and societal expectations

Don't see it if light entertainment

90
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Astonishing, Insightful

See it if one actor portraying many different characters, issues facing sex workers

Don't see it if offended by sex

85
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Engrossing

See it if like dramas about greed and ambition

Don't see it if don't like shows about people behaving badly

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Insightful, Powerful

See it if powerful critique of race and prison in america

Don't see it if don't like political stuff

85
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if a funny humane take on suicide

Don't see it if 90 min stand up comedy

80
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Conventional, Obvious, Relevant

See it if gay relationships

Don't see it if same

40
The View UpStairs
East Village
Excruciating, Cliched, Awful, Corny, Choppy

See it if 70s era pasticche, gay and lesbian themes

Don't see it if amateurish

60
The Penitent
Chelsea
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Boring

See it if arguments involving ethics or morality

Don't see it if light or fun plays

85
Absorbing, Imaginative, Intense, Primal, Expressive

See it if Amazing use of staging and puppetry, Expressive

Don't see it if no reason

70
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Inane, Rambling

See it if existentialist, meaningful

Don't see it if meaningless, rambling

75
Fade
West Village
Funny, Absorbing, Sharp, Witty

See it if how race and class impacts opportunities and ambitions for Latinos

Don't see it if ethnic humor and sensitivities

75
Intense, Great acting, Overwrought

See it if life's compromises and sacrifices, unfulfilled expectations

Don't see it if overbaked drama

70
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Muddled, Entertaining, Disturbing, Thought-provoking, Challenging

See it if challenging and controversial

Don't see it if uncomfortable of abuse

70
Touching, Moody, Somber, Bleak

See it if stories of struggle and redemption,

Don't see it if somber and depressing

70
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Average, Implausible, Unconvincing

See it if stories of mid life crisis, faith

Don't see it if unconvincing plot and characters

75
During previews
Resonant, Interesting, Passionate, Sensitive

See it if Black and American musical history

Don't see it if don't like gospel music

85
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if human communication and connectedness

Don't see it if plays with little dialogue

70
Stet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Current issues

Don't see it if Uncomfortable with rape

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Edgy, Entertaining, Groundbreaking, Original

See it if Groundbreaking rap musical, story of America"s origins

Don't see it if dislike rap music

90
Vietgone
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Smart, Masterful

See it if Unique perspective on Asian American experience, rap musicals

Don't see it if dislike rap

65
A Life
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Unconventional

See it if existentialist play with a unique perspective

Don't see it if unconventional

80
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Great acting, Sharp

See it if dark comedies about selfish parents

Don't see it if the above

75
Coriolanus
West Village
Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if like shakespeare set in modern times

Don't see it if dislike above

75
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Entertaining, Charming

See it if Farces

Don't see it if dislike farces

80
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if classic american plays about regret and societal expectations

Don't see it if light entertainment

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Dated

See it if classic broadway musicals

Don't see it if musicals that have not aged well

70
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Confusing

See it if english period pieces, social commentary

Don't see it if dislike funny loose adaptations of the classics

90
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Masterful, Great music, Wonderful, Imaginative, Funny

See it if a funny, life affirming, feel good musical

Don't see it if dislike death as a theme

70
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if theology and philosophy

Don't see it if the above

80
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if african american dramas

Don't see it if the above

75
Yen
West Village
Quirky, Edgy, Great acting, Gritty, Raw

See it if gritty raw dystopian

Don't see it if you hate the above

75
The Liar
East Village
Funny, Entertaining, Farcical, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if Farces, comedies of manners,

Don't see it if hate farces

75
If I Forget
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Melodramatic

See it if political and family drama

Don't see it if holocaust themes, melodrama

50
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow, Boring

See it if conversationalist, subtle, fantastical dystopian future

Don't see it if boring conversation, flat characters

65
Contrived, Superficial, Flat

See it if family drama

Don't see it if family drama

70
Dear World
Midtown E
Great acting, Entertaining, Bizarre, Ridiculous

See it if love traditional classic American broadway musicals

Don't see it if barely staged productions, crazy plot

70
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Quirky, Conceptual

See it if unconventional, conceptual

Don't see it if interesting concept that does not live up to its full potential

80
Dolphins and Sharks
West Village
Great writing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if lower working class struggle, sex, race and class issues

Don't see it if dislike the above

50
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Excruciating, Quirky, Indulgent, Ambitious, Provocative

See it if artistic philosophy, creativity, provocative

Don't see it if no plot, drama

75
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Superficial, Fun

See it if rock musicals, young people with special powers, fun

Don't see it if fluff, no character development, superficial

85
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Slight camp

See it if skewing gender, historical sagas

Don't see it if slight camp, no real plot

70
During previews
Engagements
Upper W Side
Entertaining

See it if plays about bad behavior

Don't see it if dislike the above

60
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Manic, Funny, Dizzying

See it if like satire

Don't see it if dislike satire