R M

Washington, D.C.

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Reviews (12)
78
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Clever, Campy, Fluffy

See it if You're looking for a wicked-fun night of entertainment.

Don't see it if You need a serious story that moves or changes you.

Also A Film Noir fan was in town for a visit, so we took a chance on this o... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Great acting, Topical, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You can handle a modern musical with adult subject matter and dark moments

Don't see it if You like light, airy shows that stay mostly upbeat

Also A longtime reader of Alison Bechdel, I was impressed with how well thi... Read more Read less

77
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Universal, Family-friendly

See it if You're visiting NY for the first time, want something for the whole family, and have never seen Blue Man Group.

Don't see it if You're looking for dialogue-driven, topical storytelling (or need a quiet, subdued night at the theatre).

40
Hand to God
Midtown W
Overrated, Dull, Cliched, Slow, Banal

See it if You dig puppets and misogyny, or dream of an 'Avenue Q In Church'-type show that replaces jokes with violence, bad sex, unfunny profanity.

Don't see it if You don't ROFL at mentally ill bullies, widow-seducing clergymen, or cruelty for no reason. Think Neil LaBute's style without the substance.

84
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a night of great songwriting without much drama

Don't see it if You prefer musicals where the songs advance the story, rather than just entertain.

99
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an open mind and a strong heart

Don't see it if You're looking for a light, fun night out

95
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great dancing, Fun

See it if You love tap dancing, talented ensembles, and tales of classic Hollywood.

Don't see it if You're craving a show with angst, deep character work, or modern themes.

Also Robert Creighton nails this - and all the other actors sing & dance th... Read more Read less

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you adore Kander, Ebb, Fosse. There's enough Razzle Dazzle that even so-so singers make it work: expect a smirking, foot-tapping good time.

Don't see it if you worship at the altar of Rogers, Hammerstein, or the Sherman Brothers. Also skip if you're looking for a fresh or unpredictable musical.

93
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Inspiring

See it if You're open to a heartwarming story about strangers banding together. Or just love great singers performing!

Don't see it if Who'd dislike this- er, if you hate foreigners, I guess? Perhaps anyone triggered by 9/11, although this is somehow not depressing (really).

90
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like a feel-good musical with great songs and fun characters.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of old-school pop music.

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Refreshing

See it if You'd like to see a less traditional, more nuanced musical.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fluffy, light comedy

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Epic, Funny

See it if You like new twists on old stories

Don't see it if You like traditional, comfortable storytelling