PLAYboy

New York City | Male
About:  love theater
Reviews (83)
66
Ambitious, Clever, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you are a Star Wars fan. You will understand the references.

Don't see it if like me don't think much about Star Wars.

Also Interesting points about early "Star War" movies being sexist and mayb... Read more Read less

93
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if something more authentic and better than the other productions of it. Of course the music is terrific.

Don't see it if you just are turned off reading subtitles.

82
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an interesting story presented by a good playwright

Don't see it if you are adverse to an unusual relationship

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare and want an absorbing and interesting theater experience.

Don't see it if you are guided by reviews only and can't think for yourself.

Also It helps to read the synopsis of the play before you go.

87
Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you bring a kid and want a fun interactive experience for them

Don't see it if you don't bring a kid

61
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You are interested in simplistic notions about the good and evil of Thanksgiving

Don't see it if You fill your time is valuable.

Also The school play should never have gotten out of the school system.

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you have some interest in the supernatural.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great musical. The music is there but it is not enough to carry the play.

Also It is a fun show for kids who don't get too scared when the lights go ... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if enjoy magic and illusion

Don't see it if magic doesn't interest you

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like historical drama

Don't see it if Great writing with a little fake news turns you off

Also The play is very interesting today because so many recent wars involve... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing, Intellectual

See it if you are a very literate person that needs to be challenged by intellectual babble.

Don't see it if you think the relationship between Dada art and the "Importance of Being Earnest" might be confusing.

Also I love Shakespeare but this was too intellectual for me. It is simply ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you just like music and want to see some good visuals accompanying the music

Don't see it if loud music bothers you even with ear protection.

Also I had to use earplugs because rock music concerts pump up the volume t... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Funny, Intense, Overrated

See it if the Jerry Springer show is camp entertainment for you.

Don't see it if Jerry Springer simply insults your intelligence

Also Although it is entertaining, it did seem to drag after intermission.

81
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are satisfied is seeing a musical that is silly and fun

Don't see it if you just like thought provoking theater and theater that is silly and shallow will upset you

Also This is a great show for kids or anyone else into "Sponge Bob". I hope... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an interesting idea and how it plays out

Don't see it if you rely on other reviews to guide you. I was surprised at all the negative reviews.

Also You have to think out of the box on this one. Held my attention from b... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy being transported into a life and culture of a distant time and place

Don't see it if you are just sick of women's issues past or present

76
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Robert Moses has some interest to you in the history of NYC

Don't see it if you expect a first rate musical. The music and story are both interesting but not exceptional.

Also The romantic part of the story is more fiction than fact. This casts a... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a professional theatrical production about the life and times of Isaac Babel mixed in with Russian history.

Don't see it if you can't stand a confusing mix of fact and fiction

Also Danny Burstein who plays Isaac Babel is terrific. He actually looks li... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You have even the slightest interest in the stock market and love really great theater.

Don't see it if You think you will have trouble connecting the dots in a very intelligent play

Also The revelations come at you like cannon balls and have tremendous impa... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if the wars we are getting into don't make sense

Don't see it if you think God and country are always on our side

Also John Lennon's song "Imagine" would be a good musical accompaniment

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an average story about a dysfunctional family with medical problems

Don't see it if You expect to be drawn into an interesting engaging play.

Also There are millions of stories out there about family interactions and ... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Disappointing, Clever, Cliched, Overdone

See it if you want to see a new take on the Wild West

Don't see it if you are into a very good musical experience

Also the music just doesn't justify the time spent in the theater.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Imaginative

See it if You want to see a beautiful, imaginative piece of theater celebrating the optimistic spirit

Don't see it if You have no imagination.

Also Everyone in the theater gave it a standing ovation. It's a must see. I... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you are interested in an important piece of history

Don't see it if you are not concerned about women's issues and why we did not sent a woman to the moon

Also you get a different impression of Jerrie Cobb's success when you read ... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Bad staging

See it if You like Shakespeare in any size, shape or form.

Don't see it if you want to see a professional production with good staging and excitement.

Also The play tries to make a ridiculous connection to Vegas. The slogan "W... Read more Read less

71
Cliched, Clever, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if you want to see a loud noisy farce about women who marry for money.

Don't see it if a long noisy show is not your cup of tea.

Also It is interesting to see what I am sure was the thinking during Victor... Read more Read less

92
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Arthur Miller and want to see a relatively unknown intelligent work of his that relates to the times we live in today.

Don't see it if you just want to concentrate on the lighter side of life.

Also Freedom of press, lies, truth, sex, power and control and spying are a... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very touching story about how cultures can interact in a beautiful way

Don't see it if you don't understand how we are all connected to each other

52
During previews
Edgy, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you have some urge to know a little about Hans C. A.

Don't see it if you get board seeing letters flying through the air and small puppets doing things that don't make sense.

92
Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to go on a wild, fast-paced imaginative Nantucket Sleigh Ride. You will have to look up what a “Nantucket Sleigh Ride” is.

Don't see it if You have no interest in psychoanalysis or self analysis.

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an absorbing play that hits home

Don't see it if You have trouble reading between the lines

Also Really great acting. An important play in this divisive time

54
Dizzying, Disappointing, Noisy, Tiring

See it if You want to hear some interesting noise and music.

Don't see it if You are over 50 and can’t stand standing through a whole play. If you want to keep your hearing intact don’t see it.

Also This is not a kids show. In the playbill it states that you must be 18... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like great old popular songs

Don't see it if you don't enjoy this type of music.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if you are up for a good farce

Don't see it if you can't concentrate well on quick talking

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want to see a show that still seems very relevant

Don't see it if you think there are easy answers to life's difficult problems

Also Many seem to nitpick this play as just an old remake. I completely dis... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if something historical and different interests you and you like opera.

Don't see it if you don't like opera

Also Anyone who appreciates Shakespeare will probably enjoy this production

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to hear a great story by a great storyteller

Don't see it if you just don't like one-man shows

87
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you can handle a comic-tragic play about Down syndrome

Don't see it if the topic really turns you off.

Also This was to me an important play about Down syndrome with a look at th... Read more Read less

71
Confusing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if The topic interest you.

Don't see it if you expect a realistic plot.

Also The story is pretty "far-out" without me going into specifics. You can... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Indulgent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like a play about sex, politics and power with a few jabs at our president.

Don't see it if you have an unshaken faith in our political system and an unusual story critiquing it will bother you

Also It is much more entertaining than educational and Uma Thurman is a joy... Read more Read less

92
For a previous production
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see a good spirited musical that works

Don't see it if You dislike musicals which don’t sound as great as Oklahoma

Also It’s an off-beat story which actually touches the heart. Well done

81
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if like tennis and sports in general

Don't see it if you don't appreciate a good game in sports

Also The play held my interest all the way.... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Entertaining, Superficial, Engaging

See it if you want to see 6 extremely narcissistic characters battle it out.

Don't see it if expect the character development that you see in an Arthur Miller play

Also The 6 characters in the play have no compassion, understanding or empa... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see a play about a tough life

Don't see it if You have something else to do

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an interesting story about family dysfunction

Don't see it if you've had enough of abusive relationships in plays and movies

Also The first half is a little slow as it sets the scene. The second half ... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to learn about an important piece of history

Don't see it if three hours of talking and consentration is too intense for you

98
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to see an important piece of history that will touch your heart.

Don't see it if You are only interested in traditional musicals

Also This play will make anyone more accepting of the diversity that makes ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated

See it if you want to indulge yourself in a meaningless story

Don't see it if you will tire of a continuous discussion about sex and money in a weird twisted plot

70
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Predictable

See it if you think mass shootings will bring about gun control and need an additional shove in that direction

Don't see it if you are a realist and need a more profound look at the gun issue and a belief in God.

Also The show moves well in terms of acting. It just really doesn't move yo... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a well told story about family interaction.

Don't see it if You just got out of a relationship and don't care why.

Also This play is similar to the storyline in the play "Vanity Fair" at the... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you want to see a well acted drama about a couple on the edge. It might seem over the top and dated. Still a classic and worth seeing

Don't see it if You just can't stand plays about an abusive and alcoholic husband

Also I liked "Picnic" better if you have to choose between the two plays. T... Read more Read less