Raphaelle

Manhattan | Female

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Reviews (117)
68
Cardinal
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You are intrigued by the initial premise, the deterioration of small cities .

Don't see it if You expect t to say something about this issue.

73
Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You are willing to sit through a mediocre play in order to see Mark Rylance.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to sit through a mediocre play just to see Mark Rylance .

77
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love good actors in interesting roles.

Don't see it if You live near the Indian Point nuclear energy plant.

92
Absorbing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You like novelistic drama drawn from history and relevant to the present .

Don't see it if You have difficulty following jumps in time periods.

76
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Great ensemble acting, Great choreography, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the issues and interactions of teenage girls.

Don't see it if You have a daughter in a youth soccer league.

91
Absorbing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You love important ideas leavened with a heavy dose of humor.

Don't see it if You just can't imagine any Arnold but Harvey Feirstein.

80
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Funny, Light, Entertaining

See it if You just want to be entertained for a change.

Don't see it if You are feeling grumpy.

69
Creative staging, interesting concept, cliched characters

See it if You adore the costumes of the early twentieth century.

Don't see it if You have little tolerance for over emoted stock characters.

52
Disappointing, Gimmicky, Irritating

See it if You will see anything by the Elevator Repair Service...even their lesser presentations.

Don't see it if You dislike dialogue delivered so quickly as to be incomprehensible, followed by scenes that drag out the interaction.

80
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Different

See it if You see this tennis match as a way giving us insight into players's thoughts and lives .

Don't see it if You are annoyed by tennis players hitting imaginary balls. Your loss...it was very well choreographed.

70
Charm
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in LGBTQ youth issues.

Don't see it if You are irritated by scripts that take leaps without coherent explanations.

86
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Great dancing , great songs!

See it if If you can't get enough of great performers like Karen Ziemba performing show tunes you love!

Don't see it if You have no patience for musicals, overlong shows, or Hal Prince vanity pieces?

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if An excellent choice for a seven year old who has read the book...and her grandmother.

Don't see it if The child you are bringing has a short attention span.

80
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want an unusual theater experience.

Don't see it if You loved War and Peace and don't want to see one chapter out of context.

75
Animal
Chelsea
Great acting, Sad, Intelligent

See it if You love Rebecca Hall ( and Morgan Spector).

Don't see it if You are prone to -------depression.

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Mind boggling !

See it if You still have a sense of wonder!

Don't see it if You hate not being able to explain everything.

82
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if A portrayal of the issues that have brought us to our current sad state.

Don't see it if You need to address one issue at a time.

78
Great acting, Ambitious, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You want to see great actors in roles that combine serious issues with humor.

Don't see it if You have read some of the reviews and expect an extraordinary theatrical experience.

81
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like creative staging and enjoy seeing actors assume different genders and characters with humor .

Don't see it if You want a realistic portrayal of Thackery's Vanity Fair.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Unsubtle

See it if You would like to see a well done but somewhat heavy handed drama.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a three act play..

94
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like theater that moves you emotionally and intellectually.

Don't see it if You have an overbearing mother and need a " trigger warning" to avoid an anxiety attack.

62
Well acted, Odd, Funny

See it if You adore plays by Sarah Ruhl ( I don't) or with Matisa Tomei ( I do).

Don't see it if You don't have a subscription to LCT .

89
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Relevant, Riveting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if A fascinating presentation of the pain of veterans in the language both Shakespere and today.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows, and you prefer theater experiences that are light and entertaining .

77
Linda
Midtown W
Entertaining, Well acted

See it if You loved All About Eve and appreciate the updating to 21st century characters and issues.

Don't see it if You need a play with a tidy ending.

79
Entertaining, Great musicianship, Energetic, Fun

See it if You want the perfect show for visiting middle schoolers.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to LOUD music.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Interesting, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate the universality of family dynamics while appreciating African rhythms of birth culture and music.

Don't see it if You are claustraphobic and are uncomfortable in a theater four stories underground.

59
Junk
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You are happy to see ashow that employs a lot of actors.

Don't see it if You are not paricularly interested in stock manipulation 20 years ago.

59
Disappointing, Self indulgent,, Dull

See it if You love John Lithgow so much you could watch him read the telephone book.

Don't see it if You want more from theater than a self indulgent one man show, no matter how brilliant that one man is.

55
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You never miss anything Bedlam stages.

Don't see it if You have great expectations for Bedlam's work.

79
Actually
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if Excellent actors portraying fully realized characters.

Don't see it if Issues of ( possibly untrue) rape allegations are not what you go to the theater for.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great ensemble

See it if You don't need subtlety but do need 75 minutes of good entertainment with some important social/ racial issues thrown in.

Don't see it if You still haven't recovered from the trauma of high school.

93
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You love creative staging combined with great silliness!

Don't see it if You hate Jane Austen or confuse easily or you are feeling grumpy.

94
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Masterful, Dizzying

See it if You are thrilled by innovative staging and edgy content .

Don't see it if You have an aversion to loud noises and drug addicts.

53
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if Your bookcase is filled with self help books.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with self indulgence or diabetes.

89
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like theater that moves you even if it breaks your heart a little.

Don't see it if You get queasy about illness.

71
Interesting, overlong, disappointing

See it if You enjoy multi generational family dramas .

Don't see it if You will be disappointed by seeing a less than wonderful Olivier award winner.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy the mixture of classic and physical comedy .

Don't see it if You prefer subtle humor .

78
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You don't mind a bit of what seems like science fiction.

Don't see it if You suffer from ( spoiler ) ....

90
Delightful, Sweet, Feel good!

See it if You want to see something that makes you feel better about the world .

Don't see it if If you are in a very dark mood.

60
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Well acted,baffling, intermittently absorbing

See it if You have worked n some very odd offices .

Don't see it if You prefer a play with a plot.

90
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Interesting

See it if You like theater that interweaves characters and situations.

Don't see it if You are easily confused

60
Entertaining, Uninspiring, Nice acting

See it if You are happy to see just about anything Frank Wood is in.

Don't see it if You are looking for depth and relevance .

85
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Silly!

See it if You need a laugh....or fifty.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for farce and slapstick.

77
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great costumes

See it if You want to hear two fabulous Broadway icons in roles tailor made for them.

Don't see it if You want musicals to have debth to them.

53
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Disappointing, Contrived

See it if You want to see anything with Harvey Fierstein.

Don't see it if You don't need to see a contrived vehicle for Harvey Fierstein.

91
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a combination of music, history, and silliness.

Don't see it if You are are feeling cranky.

71
The Outer Space
East Village
Clever, Fun

See it if You are interested in off beat cabaret.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor.

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like theater to be creative and present the unexpected.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for cuteness.

48
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Banal

See it if You love the music of the 60's and you are too stoned to care if they are badly sung.

Don't see it if You have anything else ou could possibly do that evening.

78
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You appreciate a blend of music and great acting in an unexpected context.

Don't see it if You don't like feeling uncomfortable in the theater and your idea of a great musical is Phantom.