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Reviews (63)
100
Sharp, funny, moving

See it if you like Chekhov and/or millennial comedy.

Don't see it if young people confuse or bore you.

Also This was probably my favorite version of THE THREE SISTERS I've seen -... Read more Read less

50
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes dull

See it if ...well, why not give it a try?

Don't see it if your sense of humor stops at sitcoms.

Also A strange and vexing play, alternately wildly hilarious and numbingly ... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Stupefying, numbing

See it if if you're a fan of Molloy's work.

Don't see it if you like a show with a story, wit, and human interaction.

Also The sheer volume of work Molloy has put out for this 1 hour, 45 minute... Read more Read less

45
Dull, hyperactive, soporific

See it if you're a die-hard fan of any of the cast.

Don't see it if you seek any surprises from theatre.

Also An odd production that never stops running around or wildly gesticulat... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Good effort, amateurish

See it if you will see any version of this show (like me), hoping that one day it will work.

Don't see it if you aren't fascinated by this noble-but-always-failing effort.

Also MERRILY has so much to delight and fascinate, but for some reason, eve... Read more Read less

70
Great acting

See it if you enjoy good acting.

Don't see it if you don’t want to get depressed, or want the play to be as good as the acting.

Also There’s really not much of a story here, and Michael Cera’s character,... Read more Read less

5
During previews
Inane, soporific

See it if you are, or feel like, an easy-to-please 16 year old girl.

Don't see it if amateurism in a professional context vexes you.

Also With this and MEAN GIRLS both opening this season, NYC is inundated wi... Read more Read less

60
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Amusing, feather-light

See it if you like a casual laugh.

Don't see it if you think $150 is too much to pay for just a casual laugh.

Also This play is mildly funny, not an outrageous riot like the playwright'... Read more Read less

90
Magical, engaging, excellent acting

See it if you like engaging storytelling and good acting.

Don't see it if you don't like fantasy.

5
During previews
Vulgar, trite, clichéd, dull

See it if you love the movie and think you'll really love a stage version.

Don't see it if soulless Broadway money machines bore and/or annoy you.

Also This is just one more example of a mindless, heartless attempt to cash... Read more Read less

10
During previews
Fairview
Brooklyn
Pretentious, old hat

See it if you need to be reminded that racism is bad.

Don't see it if you have deeper socio-political awareness than a backward 5-year-old. And if you don't like audience participation.

Also A truly tiresome evening of preaching to the choir and "exploring" the... Read more Read less

70
Adept, interesting

See it if you like Shaw's writing.

Don't see it if plays with a great deal of dialogue aren't your thing.

Also This seems like an excellent university or small regional production o... Read more Read less

90
Funny, fun, adept

See it if you like wild comic takes on classic film tropes.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh, or hate old movies.

Also Classic Busch in a terrific journey from childhood to old age, paying ... Read more Read less

50
Slow, loud, nonsensical, machine-like

See it if you are a child or love the movie.

Don't see it if you're looking for anything new or thoughtful.

Also There's not much point in evaluating this Disney ATM; it'll make plent... Read more Read less

70
Good music, slow book

See it if you're patient, and like listening.

Don't see it if you like your musicals loud, fast, and funny.

Also One of the slowest musicals I've ever seen, but it pays off very well ... Read more Read less

70
Colorful, fun, but shy of great

See it if you love good old-fashioned Broadway.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

Also The show is still tight and in good shape overall; sadly, the two new ... Read more Read less

95
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Hilarious, absurd, delightful

See it if you like sophisticated, sharp, quick comedy.

Don't see it if you can't cope with the illogic of absurdist theatre.

Also At 80 minutes, the play clocks in at the perfect time for what it is, ... Read more Read less

60
Junk
Upper W Side
Interesting, overlong, diffuse

See it if you like ambitious plays, and are forgiving if they fall far short of their goals.

Don't see it if you bore easily.

Also A very long play, with too many characters, JUNK ends with no clear po... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Tacky, odd, sometimes entertaining

See it if you're a fan of any cast members, or like cruise ship revues

Don't see it if you like your entertainment unique and new

Also This felt like a very expensive cruise ship Broadway Revue; none of th... Read more Read less

79
Indecent
Midtown W
Good ensemble work

See it if you like an entertaining, well-acted play with music.

Don't see it if you are paying full price and expect a masterwork.

Also A good solid evening in the theatre, perhaps not as tightly written as... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Hilarious, perfect

See it if You like to laugh.

Don't see it if Your sense of humor is highly impaired.

Also This is the funniest play I've seen on Broadway since the original pro... Read more Read less

65
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
Good score, good lyrics, flabby book

See it if You're curious about this cult flop from the 50s.

Don't see it if You like a lively musical that makes sense and moves briskly.

Also It's fun to see a curiosity like this, but the show will never be popu... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Almost great

See it if You like a good new play with smart dialogue, well-staged and designed, and with a mostly great cast.

Don't see it if Plays bore you (as it seemed to do to many around me).

Also This play could have been great if not for the weak performance of fil... Read more Read less

5
Significant Other
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if you don't like anything deeper than a sitcom.

Don't see it if you're a thinking adult.

Also The central character is so shallow, so stupid, so repugnant that I ca... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Romantic, Threadbare

See it if You like the show.

Don't see it if You like your musicals brassy and sassy.

Also It's the best revival of SUNDAY I've seen, but it still doesn't match ... Read more Read less

35
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Half-baked, amateurish

See it if you love Susan Sarandon.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for new plays.

Also An aimless, juvenile effort that wanders between sitcom jokes and psyc... Read more Read less

20
Vulgar, lowbrow, clichéd

See it if you're such a diehard Cher fan, you even love her impersonators.

Don't see it if you prefer intelligence and good taste in theatre.

Also Three women try to imitate Cher's sound and mannerisms, with varying d... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Good writing, good acting

See it if you like good writing and good acting.

Don't see it if plays about the Irish situation don't appeal to you.

Also A very entertaining 3.5 hours, all about nothing more than excellent s... Read more Read less

50
Daddy
Midtown W
Meandering, obtuse

See it if you can afford it and like new(ish) plays.

Don't see it if you get impatient with plays that have nothing to say.

Also This play clocks in, with no justification, at almost three hours; the... Read more Read less

40
Amateurish, schizoid

See it if you absolutely loved lower-tier TV holiday specials from the 70s and 80s.

Don't see it if lower-tier holiday specials aren't your bag.

Also Aiken has an appropriately smarmy persona and screams his high notes f... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Silly

See it if you like musical comedy.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for silliness.

Also The show is 80% comic/20% serious; the comic parts all land unusually ... Read more Read less

80
The True
Midtown W
Well-written, well-acted

See it if you like plays with a point, plays that tell a story and create definite characters.

Don't see it if interpersonal relationships or politics bore you.

Also A really good, tight play about women, power, politics, love , and fri... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Bizarre, disrespectful

See it if You seek novelty at the expense of the writers'work.

Don't see it if Directors who don't trust writers annoy you.

Also Director Fish has created a production that has little to do with what... Read more Read less

3
Banal, Clichéd, witless, idiotic

See it if it sounds like your thing.

Don't see it if you seek a break from clichés.

Also This show truly was one of the worst, most banal, clichéd, hackneyed, ... Read more Read less

30
Frenetic, superficial, empty

See it if you love the movie or want to be a superficial teenager.

Don't see it if you keep your brain on in the theatre.

Also Devoid of meaning, every character represents a one-dimensional charac... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, pacing problems

See it if if you love the play or any of the cast (even the star).

Don't see it if 4 hours is too long to sit in a Broadway theatre with narrow seats and rude people.

Also Like another big revival this season (Saint Joan) the major flaw with ... Read more Read less

35
Artificial, grating

See it if you like generic sitcoms, or are impressed by 4 kids playing easy music.

Don't see it if you annoy easily.

Also Although the film had charm and sincerity, this is a plastic imitation... Read more Read less

25
Schizo, uneven, sometimes fun

See it if you're a Parrotthead, or like your theatre totally mindless.

Don't see it if you look for thoughtfulness or anything remotely new.

Also Act I is mindless fun in the MAMMA MIA vein; Act II bogs down into tri... Read more Read less

5
During previews
Dire

See it if you'll see absolutely anything, or if you literally live to hear anyone sing Donna Summer songs.

Don't see it if your time is worth anything.

Also Trite orchestrations, vocals that are inferior to the originals, and a... Read more Read less

25
Cliched

See it if bad sitcoms are your favorite art form.

Don't see it if clichés turn you off.

Also The book is a deplorable basket of ancient sentimental clichés, and it... Read more Read less

55
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Getting a bit tired and lazy

See it if you never have seen it before.

Don't see it if you fear it may not be what it was 20 years ago. Because it's not.

Also The cast, although acting and dancing pretty well - except for Tom Hew... Read more Read less

10
Childish, empty-headed, idiotic, deriviative

See it if your brain is entertained by bright colors and lots of motion, but can't stand thought.

Don't see it if you think.

Also I never watched the cartoon, and this mindless mush in no way leads me... Read more Read less

79
Terrific low comedy

See it if you like physical comedy

Don't see it if low comedy leaves you unsmiling

Also Michael Urie and Arnie Burton are the comic stars of this piece and bo... Read more Read less

1
Afterglow
Midtown W
Absolutely unbearable

See it if you love bad writing and live for a few minutes of somewhat skanky nudity.

Don't see it if you're human.

Also The writing makes the worst TV show you can imagine look like Shakespe... Read more Read less

10
The End of Longing
West Village
Idiotic, moronic, a new low

See it if you're brain dead.

Don't see it if you think.

Also Perry has spent his life in the sitcom world and clearly thinks it's t... Read more Read less

60
Lively, unsurprising, cute

See it if Bright colors, lots of movement, and loud noises entertain you.

Don't see it if You're a thinking adult.

Also The show is perfectly cute and unchallenging. I can't speak about the ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Busy, Thin

See it if You like the movie, or Andy Karl, or sentiment, or find sketch humor to be the best kind of humor

Don't see it if You're tired of clichés or forced wackiness.

Also It's a very thin "Boy pursues Girl" story basically; Act I is 1.5 hour... Read more Read less

75
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Beautiful design

See it if you enjoy seeing a few divas make a meal out of their material.

Don't see it if you demand a well structured, thoughtful book.

Also I found that merely watching Lupone and Ebersole go at it was satisfyi... Read more Read less

50
Good acting, slow, clichéd

See it if you like slow-paced talky plays about good honest stupid dull rural folk.

Don't see it if you're looking for new ideas or an exploration of difficult issues.

Also It seems that this play has been written before by other urban playwri... Read more Read less

30
The Light Years
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You'll see anything or are a friend of the cast or creators.

Don't see it if You like good writing, with a remotely interesting story that make bit of sense.