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Reviews (83)
80
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Great writing

See it if Are there any rules in desire? The intense psycho/sexual/drama- boys met girl and who is in charge? In the end, the brute or the girl won?

Don't see it if This is not your everyday psycho/sexual drama, and really is for mature and sound-minded audiences.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if This is not your regular Jukebox revue. Masterfully done with great casts. It’s a Play/Musical approach, very creative n totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if You are looking for either a straight play, or a Jukebox Musical.

Also Whether you are Bob Dylan fan or not, the story line are touching, cre... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if After 38 years it still has the energy n the delights to spoof the Broadway shows with love. Great cast of 5, sing & dance their hearts out.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Broadway shows or hold them sacred with no sense of humor.

78
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if Boom is not just a one-man Show, but also a one-man band, Rick Miller did the writing/performing/directing. A lot going on, can use editing.

Don't see it if You don’t like the multi-media. Better sit in the back rows, it uses the vertical space a lot.

82
Sing Street
East Village
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if What a great talented group of young lads & lasses, they sing & play instruments well. The ending with the bro Brendan is very touching.

Don't see it if If you expect it’s on par with “Once”, it ain’t. The storyline is thin and the music is so so, and some characters need better developed.

80
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A delightful cast of 10 all greatly acted. Good staging considered all those going on with the limited space. Classical play never gets old.

Don't see it if If you only like contemporary play.

82
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious staging

See it if Ivo van Hove did it again with stark staging and video backgrounds, sometimes it took away the focus from the action in the foregrounds.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of Ivo and a traditionalist of staging and WSS storytelling.

Also The role of Tony is great, choreography is energetic, but the mixed ra... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Gospel of John
East Village
Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It seems like it’s Ken Jennings’ passion project. Great story telling, whether you are a religious person or not, you’ll be engrossed in it.

Don't see it if You don’t like a solo play or the Bible story.

85
Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if The show started with the Violinist played in the darkness and slowly opened up. It was meditative and mesmerizing, told the story in 70 min

Don't see it if If you don’t like a slow play and hope you can find the bright light at the end.

68
Indulgent, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if It wasn’t a great show, the solo singer has a good voice but wasn’t utilized well.

Don't see it if Sitting in a cramp space, watching a so-so show, and have to pay minimum Two Items food + drinks is not a good way to spend your 90 min time

81
Monsoon Season
West Village
Quirky, Great writing, Great acting

See it if It’s a quirky two-persons Show about a dysfunctional couple, good acting in two solo parts and at the end, they did deserve each other.

Don't see it if The strobe lights and the dysfunctional relationship turn you off.

86
During previews
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if I came for J. Groff and left loving C. Borle. He played the Dentist plus 6, 7 other roles- it’s up to you to spot them all. Great music.

Don't see it if If you don’t like the musical about a silly man-eating plant.

Also Love the music and the production. Unfortunately Seymour is not nerdy ... Read more Read less

75
Out of Water
Chelsea
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if It is a cute little show for 75 minutes with three charming actors and a bit of Brazil in it.

Don't see it if It’s a show more for the kids than adults. The same message of “fear” keep on repeating.

82
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if The staging is kinetic, all the supporting cast can sing and dance. 3/4 key roles all have fantastic voices, esp. Strat, he IS delicious!

Don't see it if This is totally Rock and Roll, with bright lights and booming sounds. I found the role of Raven is weak in acting skills.

75
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if It’s a light entertaining show, didn’t need to use too much energy to digest what’s going on Stage. The cast was good and the Band was there

Don't see it if The fluffy entertainment is not for you. Could cut the showtime to 90 minutes.

80
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The show is closing this coming Sunday and I just caught it. It’s about a powerful couple that they need and yet compete with each other.

Don't see it if If you are not interested to imagine the dynamics environment behind the close door of the political couples.

98
During previews
Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if What a delightful evening spending with a group of talented acTORs! Masterful staging that move from scene to scene swiftly. Tuneful songs!

Don't see it if You are looking for serious and traditional play. But this is a great musical theatre experience, just enjoy and let the music take you.

85
Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It was very enjoyable to see four great actors at works, especially Andrea Burns, she sings and acts smartly.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear story telling of Judy Holiday and feel 90 minutes is not enough to cover such a remarkable actress.

88
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if I haven’t seen such a satisfying show-great acting/directing/writing all way around. Casts from young to not too young were all fantastic!

Don't see it if If you are only looking for a linear plot line and some old traditional story telling will not be here.

74
Killjoy
Gramercy
Great acting, Relevant, Edgy, Intense

See it if It has a great cast of four capable actors. The play keeps you guessing who is your friend and who is your foe. The ending came bit quickly.

Don't see it if You don’t buy the premise of the CIA setups and the apocalypse is near.

78
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if With a group of over 20 talented Asian actors telling the true story of the brutality of the Japanese soldiers mistreated the Korean women.

Don't see it if The subject matter is not for the fainted heart and it could use a bit editing of the storyline.

86
The Damned
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Make sure that you read the Program before the show so to follow the Characters and the story lines. Ivo did a great job represent the Movie

Don't see it if Sitting 2 HRs n 20 min with intense drama about the Nazis, and the loud sounds are not your way being entertained.

Also As soon as you walked in the immense Thompson Drill Hall with the ghos... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if It is a straightforward production in a classical play with great constumes. But it lacked tensions and chemistry among the key players.

Don't see it if You don’t care about the Bards and sitting outdoors and taking chances of the elements for three hours is not your liking.

72
The Diana Tapes
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining

See it if The show moved swiftly between the scenes and told the Lady Di secret tapes back story in 70 minutes.

Don't see it if You heard enough of Princess Diana’s story.

80
Whales
Gramercy
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if With a creative team of six players, the show had whole audience involved while telling the whaling industry. We had a whale of great time!

Don't see it if You are looking for elaborate production design and don’t like audience participation.

82
Great acting, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if I’ve never appreciated the Lighting n Stagings before this one, it’s simply n effectively done. R Negga is not your usual melancholy Hamlet.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3-1/2 hr Play with a dark n smoky production plus lots of opening n closing of doors.

78
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if It’s a very Irish play that deals with important issues like abortion with humors and quirky characters. O’Brien plays Bricks is great.

Don't see it if Political issues or you are Pro-life that you don’t think it considered entertaining.

84
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if R & J were dead, but R & B are living happily ever after in Brooklyn, New York! What a wonderful cast of 12, especially Romeo, oh Romeo;)!

Don't see it if You don’t believe in true love and happy ending, but only tragic endings.

76
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if It’s not easy to have a show that could be enjoyed by both adults and children. This is a great family show for about an hour running time.

Don't see it if You expect a grand production.

62
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing

See it if I was looking forward to a creative take on this well-known Bard’s Play. Alas, it has an uneven casts and not too interesting take on it.

Don't see it if If you don’t know the story of the play, it’ll be pretty confusing to grasp what the heck is going on?!

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if What a delight to see this well-thought our production. Every cast members from Scrooge to Tiny Tim all contributed to a heart-warming show.

Don't see it if If you don’t believe in redemption and that even cold-hearted person can change.

85
Where Are We Now
East Village
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It was just talented Sven Ratzke and a great piano player for two enchanting hours about David Bowie and his music. It went by too quickly.

Don't see it if Even if you don’t know or don’t like about David Bowie’s music, you will be entertained.

82
Quirky, Relevant, Great acting

See it if What a talented cast of four actors. The storylines are believable and the writings are moving the story along nicely.

Don't see it if The dysfunctional family situation bothers you. The black box staging is not enticing enough, even though the actors move along swiftly.

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if The night we were there 6 out of 9 actors were subs inc. Duran & Mariana roles, but we weren’t disappointed. It shows the integrity of it!

Don't see it if The actors are all great Singers & Dancers, but the Lyrics are so-so.

85
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if What an intelligent show to be able to relate between the abstract physical theories and the human life experiences. It’s an educational one

Don't see it if If the background videos and modern choreography to tell the story is too mumbo jumbo for you.

82
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if What a true life story about the alcoholic addiction. A well-acted Tapper and two supporting actors, & well-earned understanding n respect.

Don't see it if Talking about alcohol addiction upset you.

86
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Yes, they did it! What a delicious and juicy show. How could the creative team turn the murder schemes into laughs and chuckles?! Great job.

Don't see it if Revenge of the rich and demeaning boss offend you; the hard working kids try to be ahead; and the wife try to have your best interest.

80
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It is an enjoyable musical with a talented casts, from the lead of Annie Golden to all her “side-kicks”.

Don't see it if You take yourself and the show seriously. The staging and the production are not your usual Off-Off-Broadway one.

75
Enchanting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if What can I say, it is a nearly uncut R & J for 3 hours. It’s an ensemble, so the acting skills are uneven, but certainly with great efforts!

Don't see it if If Shakespeare play is not your cup of tea and you are not into supporting the small acting Community.

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is the theater at its best! All actors young n old, including the baby n the goose all had a chance to shine. Story telling just superb

Don't see it if The Irish struggle at the 80’s didn’t interest you and you can’t sit thru three hours even though the time just flew by.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if What a delight to see the dedicated actors in this double productions. Very enjoyable 75 minutes. Good acting, dialogue n the costumes.

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for 75 minutes and Off-Off west of B’way small production is not your cup of tea.

82
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It is such an enjoyable evening to see this classic Musical. Actors are working hard and you get to sing along the famous song at the end.

Don't see it if You don’t like the intimate theatre of maybe 20 audiences, and felt like watching the Performance in private living room.

62
During previews
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You truly love Oscar Hammerstein’s music and have nothing else to do. With all the Hologram n videos, this show just distract the musics.

Don't see it if You want to hold the memories of the beautiful musics. Waste of 2 talented performers, musicians and the production crews, just doesn't work

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if What can I say, B. Midler is a true meddler! She is the reason to see it n she’s really mugging it. Also saw B. Peters n just not the same.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate the classical Broadway musicals n the colorful staging n costumes. And you are going to let the parade pass you by.

82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It has a wonderful cast, great directing and follows the movie plot faithfully including Vivian’s costumes. Andy Karl is a true Edward.

Don't see it if You are not a Pretty Woman movie fan to appreciate the transportation to the stage version.

72
Skintight
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Cliched, Great acting

See it if The writing is so-so on this show, I chuckled a couple of times, but overall the storyline is so cliched. There are some good acting there.

Don't see it if If sit through 2 Acts in 2-1/2 HRs feel like wasted time there.

82
During previews
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Akin Babatunde is quite engaging and the guitarist David Weiss plays some mean Blues cords. Enjoyable 80 minutes of the Blind Lemon Blues.

Don't see it if You only like big production and casts. This is a quiet storytelling with great lighting of a show.

68
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if I really want to like the show (and had J. Walker sitted on my lap briefly), she put a lot of efforts into it but it was kinda overly worked

Don't see it if The cabaret setting is not your liking and same sex objects offend you.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if With a great cast, the director and choreographer bring to the modern take from the 1945 classic. The music n the dance are just enchanting.

Don't see it if You only like fluffy musicals.

74
The Sea Concerto
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if I the play can use some editing about the family drama. The 2nd Act is more interesting than the 1st Act. Good staging to utilize the space.

Don't see it if You are looking for the action packed play. It evolved slowly.