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New York City | Female
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Reviews (102)
80
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant

See it if The Lightings are sensational and subject matter of racism still relevant. As far as the ghost story it could have gone deeper.

Don't see it if The two ghost singers are good but the songs overall are kinda flat.

82
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if We saw it with the understudy of Jason- S. Spencer and just as good chemistry bet the actors. Relevant subject with renew life of ex-cons.

Don't see it if Raunchy street talks and deliciously described sandwiches making will not sit well in the stomach with you.

83
WIT
East Village
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A Philosophical professor tried to explain n comprehend the ravaging cancer cells developed in her body.

Don't see it if You can’t deal the real life cancer situation.

76
Hear/Now: LIVE!
Midtown W
Quirky

See it if It’s a quirky play with the visual/audio effects of the sound man and a group of capable actors reading from the Scripts in 2 Acts & 90 min.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production and linear and related 2 plot lines.

85
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if What a creative way to mesh Sherlock n Scrooge tales together with a high caliber group of actors! A truly new Holiday entertainment.

Don't see it if You don’t believe in redemption and there’s no goodness in human behaviors.

93
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if What a delightful evening spending @ York, with a group of 6 singing & dancing actors with 5 musicians! It’s a purely entertainment night.

Don't see it if You don’t like Musicals and don’t want to be entertained.

84
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if What a great group of 10 actors, each one of them can hold their own n get your attention. A joyful time to watch the going on of the farce.

Don't see it if You are only interested in straight n serious play. There’s nothing serious going on there n no harm done there but just the human ill greed

82
Tammany Hall
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Great staging, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if It’s a total immersive show, you got to talk n interact with the case of characters like Legs Diamond, KiKi, campaign mgr n rally your vote

Don't see it if To sit down and watch linear show is your thing. Climbing up and down the stairs and interact with the performers is not your thing.

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if What a delight to see a Bonafide B’way musical show! The acting, dancing, staging & production are super enjoyable!

Don't see it if You are look for a sad drama play. This is purely a lighthearted joyful entertainment for the whole family.

80
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if Great efforts by the TBYB group. A well thought out play regarding Bertolt Brecht life & works. Would love to see them do Three Penny Opera!

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Brecht’s work or like traditional linear narrative.

80
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Quirky, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Dealing the caring of the elderly with the Irish sense of dramedy by two excellent actors.

Don't see it if The loud music interludes doesn’t go with the actions on stage.

72
Disappointing, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if I gave extra points for the assemble casts, the direction & production. The play is much too long with the self-indulging subject-himself.

Don't see it if You can’t accept the self-inflicted action of getting kickback from the Union and blamed others for this “Revenge Musical”.

82
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The Reality Winner is her real name, ironically, the reality of the truth that she revealed didn’t make her a winner in government’s book.

Don't see it if The verbatim of the FBI transcript doesn’t thrill you. It might be too close to the truth.

82
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Wow wow wow. A B’way production in a smaller venue. Great band, good singing voices top to bottom, brought u back to the 80’s. Rock on Drew!

Don't see it if If u don’t like loud 80’s Rock music w/ even louder costumes. If another jukebox Musical is too much for u & u lived thru enough of 80’ era.

78
Ambitious, Riveting, Great acting

See it if Life. Death. Slow. Stop. How do u deal with the death n the loss of a young child? If one can write, he put it in a play. Kudos to J Munoz.

Don't see it if If dealing with death and a lost soul is too much a subject. If watching a well-acted one-man Show for 90 minutes is too much a commitment.

81
Two Can Play
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if The story about the family wants to better themselves n their kids still resonates. Feel like in Jamaica w/security gated bedroom. Yay maan.

Don't see it if If the story about would-be immigrants, the power struggle of the couple and the different cultures do not interest you.

82
About Love
East Village
Enchanting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if It’s a modernized take on a Russian love tale, 4 actors play multiple roles with the lead Zina n Peter, all kinetic staged w/jazzy songs.

Don't see it if You are cynical and don’t believe the feeling about love.

79
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if What a delightful ensemble casts, they sing/play instruments/frolic around n recite Shakespeare. A good time had by the audience n the cast.

Don't see it if You are looking for the straight play without the music and high production value, but not in the church/community acting company.

76
Incantata
Chelsea
Great writing, Great acting

See it if I loved the way how the play ended, backlit with the actor quietly recited the poem, it’s very poetic, poignant and effective.

Don't see it if It made you wonder if all those visuals with the camerawork enhanced or distracted from the materials and the great actor in a small space.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?!

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.

90
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if What a delight to see this well-thought out 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 a cold-hearted person can change.

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

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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
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

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.