Robert 7276

New York City

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Reviews (161)
68
This Beautiful Future
West Village
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Disturbing
September 20th, 2022

See it if Good acting elevate a love story between naïve lovers in WWII. A quirky Greek chorus of an elderly couple giving some perspective.

Don't see it if A young Nazi in love with a stupid French girl. Slow for the first hour and sad and disturbing in its intent and ending.

Also Is the adorable chick animal abuse? It certainly is not a showing of r... Read more Read less

69
Banal, Indulgent, Slow
September 16th, 2022

See it if you like sitcoms that are at times, funny, but mostly misses the mark. Acting is fine with what they had to work with

Don't see it if this is a silly and insipid play that does not in any way say anything meaningful about our involvement in Chile.

69
Burbank
East Village
Slow, Ambitious, Intelligent
September 8th, 2022

See it if interest, if superficial, take on Disney's early years. Good acting and intentions but really does not show any insight into the man.

Don't see it if A simple play that tries to show both the passion of Disney and his other business side. Unfortunately not very deeply.

90
During previews
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining
August 18th, 2022

See it if A large cast enjoying the performance of a lighthearted production of a quirky musical interpretation of Shakespeare

Don't see it if You must only see a pure interpretation of Shakespeare and will not enjoy a musical in Central Park. Judge the Public's Shakespeare plays

Also on a different scale. Come to enjoy yourself and celebrate a NYC insti... Read more Read less

69
Patience (2st)
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal
August 18th, 2022

See it if An ambitious, but simple idea with no development of characters or plot.

Don't see it if The play really has no grand ideas to impart or a satisfying ending. The Venus/Serena subplot as well the mother/son subplot both drag.

94
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing
August 6th, 2022

See it if A brilliant modern retelling of this Greek trilogy. Well acted and directed with great staging. May be a half hour too long but a must see

Don't see it if It is 3 1/2 hours long but there are a few intermissions for you to stretch your legs.

87
HEART
West Village
Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever
July 17th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a clever personal story of growth and discovery that is well written, acted and staged

Don't see it if I generally am bored with one person shows but this one is a little different and the performance is very exciting and well done.

92
Chains
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful
July 10th, 2022

See it if Playwright Elizabeth Baker does it again with probably the Mint's best production of one of her plays. As relevant today as when written.

Don't see it if You are not interested in an absorbing look at the middle class and choices we make in life. Great sets.

64
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Slow
June 17th, 2022

See it if monologue of a Joyce female character's sexual experience

Don't see it if Don't know Molly Bloom, there is no plot or real story, just the stream of consciousness of her sexual adventures. I did not care

80
The Orchard
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Ambitious
June 12th, 2022

See it if you are up for an innovative, technologically daring and unique staging of the classic done with humor and wit

Don't see it if must see a conventional play. The technology is dazzling but may distract some from the play.

Also It is not for everyone and not for someone that is not familiar with t... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Entertaining
June 5th, 2022

See it if modern adaptation of the classic

Don't see it if May be a bit breezy and streamlined tor purists but moves quickly and is very entertaining - especially for Chekhov.

Also The music that is suppose to transform the play is almost nonexistent.... Read more Read less

85
War Stories
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent
June 3rd, 2022

See it if story of the labor movement during WWII told through the love story of Jewish radicals in NYC. Told thoughtfully and with affection

Don't see it if you are not interested in history or politics of the unions in this country and how the past is so relevant to the present

71
Snow in Midsummer
East Village
Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious
May 26th, 2022

See it if based on the folklore and mystical beliefs in China. Interesting plot

Don't see it if slow and a confusing beginning but the play gains strength as it goes along.

92
Refreshing, Must see, Intelligent, Entertaining
May 25th, 2022

See it if Well done 5 short stories on the LES that are well acted and writing.

Don't see it if An entertaining and reverent telling of life of the rich history of this part of the city,

69
Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing
May 24th, 2022

See it if you like melodramatic family problems Interesting staging and some good performances

Don't see it if clearly a first time playwright

68
Belfast Girls
Chelsea
Slow, Dated, Cliched, Banal
May 19th, 2022

See it if interesting historic story of Irish women traveling to Australia during the potato famine

Don't see it if Slow. Slow. Slow. Cliched and predictable

91
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining
May 15th, 2022

See it if intelligent play that explores topics such as language as a expression of culture and technology. Sharp writing and staging.

Don't see it if you can't focus on multiple plots and insights

Also Highly recommend. Great character development . The play asks question... Read more Read less

47
Reasons
Midtown W
Needs work, Disappointing, Edgy, Ambitious
May 15th, 2022

See it if a short 45 minute snapshot but not a fully written play. The actors try

Don't see it if you want to see a finished production

45
Great acting, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing
May 15th, 2022

See it if excellent acting and some very well written scenes and themes. Unfortunately, the play is confusing in scene changes. Terrible staging

Don't see it if The play should be opened up. On Signatures largest stage, it has this small set that does not work and hurts the play.

Also ...and the ending is so disappointing and and another of this plays co... Read more Read less

74
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Uneven, unstructured, Ambitious
May 5th, 2022

See it if interested in a family history of Polish Jews escaping the Holocaust, coming to America, & finding letters of the family who stayed behind.

Don't see it if Well intentioned story on a family history but the second act has a number of cliched false ending and needs to be rewritten and edited

80
Two by Synge
Chelsea
Funny, Entertaining
April 24th, 2022

See it if If you like Irish plays, this is 2 short plays, entertaining, but slight, that look at another time and place.

Don't see it if as always, one must be ready to "hear" the brogue spoken.

Also Being shown in the small studio downstairs allows for the voices to be... Read more Read less

56
Man Cave
East Village
Confusing, Cliched, Banal
April 19th, 2022

See it if Supernatural plays that is a mess, with terrible character development and a 3rd act that is insipid.

Don't see it if The last act is also only in Spanish with subtitles. Give me a break

90
Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing
April 13th, 2022

See it if an intense look at child abuse and its victims. It is a privilege to see these 2 actors perform

Don't see it if If the subject matter makes you uncomfortable.

55
Heartland (59e59)
Midtown E
Simplistic, Disappointing, Ambitious
March 22nd, 2022

See it if important issues treated in an interesting but simplistic and ultimately brutal and nasty way

Don't see it if you want an honest and compelling story with real issues and feelings discussed without a callous, unfeeling agenda

82
Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
March 18th, 2022

See it if love the Mint and happy to have them back. The well acted play is an absorbing look at family relationships in Ireland during a strike

Don't see it if you have a hard time understanding Irish dialogue.

92
Magical, Clever, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining
March 10th, 2022

See it if Entertaining story with great special effects and staging. Story is a little weak and confusing, especially at the beginning, to follow

Don't see it if you don't care about the Harry Potter tale. You should get a synopsis before seeing or if you have forgotten the plots of the movies

92
Powerful, Relevant, Absorbing
February 13th, 2022

See it if well written and performed. The 3 hours went quickly. A must see

Don't see it if You're not interested in Jewish issues and want to hid your head in the sand

71
Ambitious, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing
February 13th, 2022

See it if you love hearing O'Neill's writing, even in a production that misses

Don't see it if casting that makes no sense considering the story even if the actors all acquit themselves well

60
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal
January 14th, 2022

See it if Overly broad comedy interspersed with a flimsy plot is your thing

Don't see it if a good, coherent plot that does not bore you

85
Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing
December 17th, 2021

See it if you like clever storytelling about the history of an American success story (until it is not)

Don't see it if A 3 1/2 hour play that while it goes quickly is devoid of emotion. This is a narration of the story not acting

97
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing
December 17th, 2021

See it if A Broadway masterpiece. A great cast interprets an adaptation by Sorkin that brings the storyline into even more relevance today

Don't see it if you want a light musical or are Jesse Green.

Also The adults playing children works and is not an issue

88
Great singing, Clever, Ambitious
December 17th, 2021

See it if You like Dylan songs and an interesting, but sad, story of tenants in a boarding house trying to survive depression era by Conor McPherson.

Don't see it if if your not a Dylan or McPherson fan

95
Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
December 3rd, 2021

See it if you are a fan of David or Talking Heads. This is a concert, a party

Don't see it if This is not a play and has no plot.

89
Radium Girls
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious
November 18th, 2021

See it if It is wonderful to have Metropolitan Playhouse back in to see in person. Another thought provoking play that is still a reflection on today

Don't see it if I don't think anyone will be confused by some actors playing multiple parts

80
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing
November 12th, 2021

See it if great acting in an interesting but weak play that has clever reverences to NYC and the Village.

Don't see it if actors playing multiple roles that are confusing

69
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Cliched, Banal
November 12th, 2021

See it if you are a fan of the Irish Rep

Don't see it if a 70 minute boring bloated play that has been done so much better so many times before

46
Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing, Banal
October 18th, 2021

See it if A fan of Shawn pretentious writing. Lili Taylor's performance is excellent

Don't see it if you don't have time for a long disjointed rambling pompous intellectually empty monologue

92
During previews
Persuasion
East Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining
September 24th, 2021

See it if you like Bedlam's style of interpreting the classics this is a successful and enjoyable example. Good acting, staging and script.

Don't see it if as always, if you are not interested in novel adaptations of the classics then a Bedlam play is not for you.

90
Delightful
September 2nd, 2021

See it if I always rate Shakespeare in the Park on a curve and this is a very enjoyable evening

Don't see it if if you insist on only traditional Shakespeare

79
Incantata
Chelsea
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious
March 4th, 2020

See it if an intense performance that is an enacted poem, not a play.

Don't see it if You like a linear plot or a traditional play. This is a dark dramatic poetry reading and requires attentive listening.

80
For a previous production
Coal Country
West Village
Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing
March 4th, 2020

See it if You like docu-dramas. This is a real life event and real people. Steve Earle is great

Don't see it if a traditional musical or a play without meaning

Also In some ways it reminded me of How To Load A Musket recently at 59E59

89
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing
March 4th, 2020

See it if modern exploration of Medea. A totally new interpretation of a classic

Don't see it if You don't like reworking on classic plays

Also Having seen Yerma at the Armory and Mojada at the Public which both ru... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal
February 21st, 2020

See it if You liked the movie. The musicians are excellent but the score and lyrics are pedestrian and dull

Don't see it if What was the point of this boring, dated, show. Sheik's music is so boring and monotonous. Dialog is laughable. Too many silly set changes

Also Always good to see Suzanne Vega branch out in her role of bandleader.

50
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing
February 21st, 2020

See it if Good acting but and you must see a new mediocre play by Richard Greenberg.

Don't see it if A pointless, rambling play with no real plot or reason to be shown. Characters are without interest or realistic.

Also Acting is fine and a meaty role for Colins but a terrible meaningless ... Read more Read less

89
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
February 19th, 2020

See it if a well-acted version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy, anchored by a great lead performance by Ruth Negga.

Don't see it if long at 3.5 hours with uncomfortable seats without arms. Don't like dark minimalist staging. and a rearranged play

Also Ruth Negga is excellent and the play is a success unlike the Glenda Ja... Read more Read less

76
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
February 19th, 2020

See it if Stripped down version of Frankenstein tale with two actors - really 1 1/2 actors. An interesting production

Don't see it if A full production

Also If you are not familiar with the book, this is a bewildering edited ve... Read more Read less

71
Look Back In Anger
East Village
Overrated, Dated
February 19th, 2020

See it if Revival of a play which was groundbreaking in its day but now seems dated. The original angry young man that may still be relevant.

Don't see it if you don't want to spend time with very unlikable people.

Also uneven acting and poor direction doom the play

80
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious
February 19th, 2020

See it if Confusing experimental drama of three generations of depressed women on stage at the same time

Don't see it if Emotionless, hard to follow play about issues of suicide and mental illness are not for you. This is a play you have to concentrate on.

Also Due to the format of showing 3 plays simultaneously, it takes 15 or so... Read more Read less

78
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent
February 19th, 2020

See it if A play that deal with school shootings and the aftermath on others

Don't see it if Quiet intelligent look at these events are too upsetting to you. It is a sad play

Also Performances are low key and effective but one dimensional. The play i... Read more Read less

89
Thunder Rock
East Village
Timely, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious
February 2nd, 2020

See it if intelligent, well written and acted play that is as relevant today as when it was written. A play full of hope for our sad times.

Don't see it if you can't climb a flight of stairs or don't wish to think about the times we live in

Also Metropolitan Playhouse again produces an excellently produced and dire... Read more Read less