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Reviews (22)
94
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You enjoy intelligence, connecting a 16th century play with high energy Go/Gos music. Love a great cast delivering the goods with style.

Don't see it if You don’t like Go-Gos music, aren’t interested in something new, don’t like musicals at all, or are a curmudgeon about broad comedy.

Also There is a great message in this show about inclusion, gender confusio... Read more Read less

91
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You are interested in seeing a classic gay play beautifully directed & acted by a crack cast. It may feel dated but really is not. See it!

Don't see it if You don’t like gay plays, aren’t interested in theatre history or are a curmudgeon of any kind.

89
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if A story abt 2 of American theatre's great playwrights interest you, you're ok w/comedic drama, & want to be absorbed in a play for two hours

Don't see it if you don't like new plays, don't want to hear about T Williams and W Inge, don't like fictional tales abt real people, or are rude & mean.

93
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like Charles's plays. This is 1 of the best he's written in years. A wonderful journey, all the actors are amazing. You'll laugh & cry.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing men seriously play women, don't enjoy laughing, aren't comfortable with actors playing multiple roles, or a curmudgeon

100
During previews
Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You love intimate musicals, with talented casts telling an absorbing, original story. You like to cry at shows. You love someone gay.

Don't see it if You don't like small shows w/deep heart, you have no heart, you aren't interested in smart, careful stories that illumine how we all are one

93
Illyria
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Profound, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You are interested in conversational theatre, love the history of the Public Theatre and want to see a play that requires deep thought.

Don't see it if You get bored easy, You don’t want to know about Joseph Papp’s early struggles. You can’t listen attentively.

89
Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You enjoy an old fashioned 1920s musical with lovely songs, great costumes, a good & peppy cast, decent choreography and production values.

Don't see it if You don't like fluff, would be disappointed in a lead actor who can't sing, aren't into musicals, or are a curmudgeon in every way.

79
Jamaica
Harlem
Ambitious, Resonant, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if Harold Arlen’s music and Yip Harbug’s book & lyrics interest you.You enjoy an uneven, energetic cast try to make sense of a 60 yr old show.

Don't see it if You’re not engaged by community theatre performances, can’t stand bad sound design, or are not interested in the Arlen/Harburg collaboration

Also I am an Arlen lover from way back. He is the most sung yet least sung ... Read more Read less

92
For a previous production
Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you just want to LAUGH, from the moment you enter the theatre until the show is over, thru intermission. Pure fun, brilliant all around.

Don't see it if You don't like British farce, who-dunnits, or anything English. you don't like to laugh. You don't have a funny bone in your body.

100
Masterful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you love a lavish production of a classic musical with a perfect cast, you've never seen Bette Midler live onstage, and if you love life.

Don't see it if you don't find anything funny or you're a curmudgeon.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Relevant, Must see, Profound

See it if you care about humanity, you love great storytelling/acting, & if you want to be uplifted by how one boy's death changes the lives of many.

Don't see it if You are homophobic, agoraphobic or afraid of confronting real life. You don't like one person shows. You don't like a good story, well told.

63
Banal, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like Donna Summer’s music and don’t mind an insipid show around it.

Don't see it if You can’t stand slick shows with no substance, don’t like jukebox musicals, or not interested in disco!

96
Exquisite, Masterful, Refreshing, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you are open to a new way of telling a familiar story, are ok with pasties and gstrings, don't mind lots o flesh, love dancing and acrobats

Don't see it if you don't want to see almost nude bodies, can't follow dance, not interested in burlesque, love to watch beautiful people dance onstage

Also This is a totally unique experience. You will never see anything like ... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great singing & dancing, an interesting conglomerate score, crave entertainment, want to have FUN, and don't mind a silly premise.

Don't see it if You don't like cartoon characters portrayed by humans, you don't like musicals, or are basically a curmudgeon. If you want serious theatre.

Also I have never seen the cartoon, and IT DIDN'T MATTER. I had a grin the ... Read more Read less

94
Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy classic musical revivals with excellent casts, unique perspectives on the material, and beautiful dancing. This show is exquisite!

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals, don't appreciate great singing and dancing, aren't interested in seeing an old great show done well.

93
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Cindy Lauper’s music, Harvey & Jerry’s creative team, & want a feel good show about finding the good in everyone. A modern classic.

Don't see it if You don’t like rock scores, drag queens or British stories.

99
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You love a classic gay play in a perfect production in every way. Especially if you love Michael Urie and Mercedes Reuhl.

Don't see it if You don’t like gay theatre, are an unfeeling person or don’t like perfection.

64
Great staging, Great acting, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy historical recreations, seeing varied acting techniques in a beautiful period setting.

Don't see it if You want a cohesive story, melodrama gets on your nerves, you have a history with Frank Kafka, you don’t like period pieces or Jewish angst.

100
The Sonnets
East Village
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like engaging, insightful ensemble theatre.

Don't see it if Don’t miss it!

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Enchanting, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if you love a good story with beautiful sets and costumes, amazing actors/singers, and heartfelt emoting.Music is delicious, as is all

Don't see it if you don't like a long show (over 2 1/2 hrs), don't enjoy spectacle, don't like heavy musicals,

90
Enchanting, Hilarious, Refreshing, Delightful, Must see

See it if you love Shakespeare in the park, you love great actors relishing great roles, and you enjoy a beautiful night out watching a play outdoors.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare, don't like interesting interpretations of classic plays or do not have funny bone in your body.

100
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you appreciate a great story, beautifully told by an amazing group of actors, with limited sets and dazzling simple special effects.

Don't see it if You can't stand ensemble work, beautiful staging with limited sets and costumes