Ruth 7067

Brooklyn

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Reviews (36)
98
Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Great writing, Clever

See it if you love clever writing, catchy tunes, and a story about good olde fashioned friendship!

Don't see it if you don't have a heart. It's pretty infectiously fun - so just get on board!

95
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love dense layered storytelling and wonderful simple heartfelt performances. It's a brilliant play beautifully brought to life.

Don't see it if you are expecting fast-paced dialogue or huge production budgets. It's very quiet and thought provoking.

Also I really love this company and director, they always seem to send me a... Read more Read less

45
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Intense, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to start a full conversation with your friends about big issues.

Don't see it if you have trouble with extreme violence on stage. You're expecting a play which speaks intelligently or progressively about tough topics.

Also This play seems to mean well, but misses the mark in a huge way. A dis... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Overrated, Relevant, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if you love the story and you're interested in a new take. Or you're a fan of a classic Broadway drama.

Don't see it if you have ever seen the older regional theater version of the script, I think you'll be disappointed to compare them.

Also There is nothing wrong with this show, and the story is of course alwa... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you love good storytelling. It's not too sweet, but the characters get you right in the heart. Writing is perfect, the acting is a dream.

Don't see it if you prefer edgier/rougher dramas. It's about real people and rough times. But this isn't a Mamet play, it has a more hopeful voice.

90
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if you're a fan of the books or of theater magic.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the franchise.

70
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you want to see some great NYC character actors chewing the scenery.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Shaw plays.

95
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you want your musicals to make you feel something.

Don't see it if you're into flashy machine shows.

Also This musical is fully sung through, but also somehow feels more like a... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if you want to see something totally different on a Broadway stage. It's completely unique and the sound is something I've never heard before.

Don't see it if you are a plot driven person. This is a show about waiting, and you feel it.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you love great material done by great actors. Arnie Burton and Matt McGrath are giving a masterclass performance.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals?

Also It's less of a play about AIDS and much more of a play about friendshi... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if you love really really well done nonsense. It's all farce and hijinks!

Don't see it if you'd rather see Death of a Salesman than Drop Dead.

75
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Epic, Overrated, Funny

See it if you're a big musical theatre fan and you just have to check the show off your list.

Don't see it if you are looking for a diva musical, this production lacks that pizzaz. I'd just watch the movie then listen to the soundtrack.

75
Disappointing, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you love a good rock score and flashy costumes!

Don't see it if you are looking for a more thorough plot. The musical numbers are great, but the book is lacking.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you think the book of a musical is just as important as the score.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to cry.

95
Picnic
West Village
Intense, Masterful, Profound, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you love Inge, classic American theatre, perfect ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you prefer modern text.

50
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Confusing, Dated, Excruciating, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you sort of love watching a theatrical train wreck.

Don't see it if you expect a good show.

Also This show and it's history are fascinating! Do some Googling before yo... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if want to see fun energetic dancing and catchy tunes. Everyone is charming.

Don't see it if you want something more than a juke-box musical. It's a bit trite.

75
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you love oldies music, backstage dramas, true stories, and fast-paced musicals.

Don't see it if you're hoping for a deep or profound experience. It's fun, not life changing.

Also I didn't expect to like this show - thought it might be just another j... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you love incredible writing, a beautiful design, and enchanting acting! It's set in 1930, but it feels really fresh!

Don't see it if you're looking for a straight comedy. It's delightful and funny but it also gets intense and epic.

85
Banal, Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're interested in great actors and a beautiful design. Even if you know the story, there are moments which will move and surprise you.

Don't see it if you're expecting a lot more than the typical Greek tragedy storyline. Much of it is predictable if you know the source.

90
Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you're an American. It feels urgently relevant. But it's also not intimidating or aggressively edgy. Instead it's funny, engaging, hopeful.

Don't see it if you're going to see it on tour instead.

88
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Broadway. It's like a love letter to theater, filled with so many inside jokes and wonderful references. It's a delight.

Don't see it if you don't like musical theater. It's a big funny splashy unapologetic musical.

78
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Banal, Great singing

See it if your family is in town and you want something fun and fluffy to see!

Don't see it if you're expecting a more thoughtful piece.

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Epic

See it if you want to go home feeling good! It's so infectious. I dare you not to have a good time.

Don't see it if you are expecting "Bridges of Madison County" or some other sweeping epic drama. You're in the wrong place.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying, Delightful

See it if you're in to a "Little Shop of Horrors" meets "Heathers" vibe. Or if you just want to see what all the fuss is about!

Don't see it if you're expecting an old-fashioned R&H style musical.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Fluffy, Epic

See it if you love unique staging and a beautiful spectacle.

Don't see it if you are looking for more depth to a plot. This is not about the story, it's about how it's told.

95
Later Life
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you love simple storytelling and the nuance of a classic Gurney play.

Don't see it if you're interested in edgy material of musicals.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you're up for a good old fashioned big budget Broadway spectacle with a full cast of greats.

Don't see it if you're expecting something new or inventive. You're going to get exactly what you expect - a top notch production of a classic.

75
Dizzying, Entertaining, Epic, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you like nontraditional theatre and staging or if you're a big fan of inventive and complex music.

Don't see it if you're looking for an engrossing plot or characters. It's more of a spectacle then a narrative.

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Epic

See it if you're young at heart and love a good spectacle!

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

Also There is some true theatrical showmanship on stage here. You may think... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you love to find unexpected heart in the middle of a ridiculous satire.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with explicit language.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Intense

See it if you've never seen this show before and you want a really beautiful example of this classic play.

Don't see it if you can't handle a drama.

75
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Delightful, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you love a good charming romance, ensemble cast, or intricate design elements.

Don't see it if you like your musicals with a bit more of a solid plot and memorable music.

Also If you're a fan of Adam Chander-Berat you'll have a good time!

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if you're a fan of Harry Potter, or just a fan of nostalgic fast paced fun!

Don't see it if you've never seen any of the Harry Potter moves, or you don't like the scrappy low budget vibe.

Also It's wonderfully wacky and inventive! Take your friends from out of to... Read more Read less

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Intelligent, Romantic, Delightful, Funny

See it if you love a strong female lead and quirky side characters. Definitely see it if you want to hear a fierce heart-felt belt.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more than the album or movie.

100
During previews
When It's You
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you love nuanced storytelling and master-class acting.

Don't see it if you're looking for flash and gimmicks.

Also The actress starts to tell you a story and before you know it you're i... Read more Read less