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Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  In world cultural capital, theater goes to YOU!
Reviews (39)
80
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Difficult, Tense, Absorbing

See it if to see two terrific performances work through a challenging story.

Don't see it if close to 3 hours of downbeat turmoil might be too much to deal with.

68
Hatef**k
Upper W Side
Searching, Thoughtful, Busy

See it if you have patience to get through an ill-fitting first third before a play finds a voice it can handle and gets interesting.

Don't see it if you do not have patience for an energetic, albeit somewhat forced, clash on culture, identity, and sexual power dynamics.

79
Clever, Ambitious, Unconventional

See it if a loose and spirited take on science history sounds appealing.

Don't see it if bohemian theater is going to make you feel antsy.

72
Entertaining, Classic, Satisfying

See it if you haven't seen this before, or just like Sondheim.

Don't see it if Merrily isn't one of your favorites.

90
Incisive, Screwball, Resonant

See it if you consider yourself an ally but still find you get a lot of side-eye.

Don't see it if you unironically use the term "SJW" to criticize people.

25
Indulgent, Pointless, Trifling

See it if you prefer Dreamworks animated films to Pixar's.

Don't see it if your curiosity was piqued by nothing more than a few glowing blurbs about this show.

79
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Raw, Frightening

See it if you want Northern Irish history and a terrific lead performance.

Don't see it if you could do without vividly acted violence.

90
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Exhilarating, Great writing, Haywire

See it if a Rube Goldberg machine of infinite scale running at 2x speed sounds like a good time.

Don't see it if you prefer to follow only one entendre at a time.

79
For a previous production
Classic, Harrowing, Relevant

See it if you like Vonnegut in general, or would be curious to see many contemporary concerns dramatized through the lens of the '70s.

Don't see it if you are a Vonnegut superfan who might be disappointed by some occasionally hammy acting.

66
Party Face
Midtown W
Quippy, Middling

See it if it would be a treat for you to see Hayley Mills in a show.

Don't see it if one of your theater pet peeves is watching actors putter around with overly real props in a less-than-naturalistic manner.

82
The Low Road
East Village
Ambitious, Jaunty, Pointed

See it if you need a night out for your book club folks.

Don't see it if you are entertaining your libertarian nephew from the suburbs and you care whether he will complain about you to his parents.

70
Cardinal
Midtown W
Ambitious, Messy, Screwball

See it if you can't settle on what type of show you'd like to see tonight.

Don't see it if you need at least one of those types of shows to be done being written.

67
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Gonzo, Terrific performances, Ambitious

See it if a stage adaptation of a sketch from 30 Rock's TGS sounds appealing.

Don't see it if your doctor has asked you to cut down on the psychedelics.

56
Spirited, Shaggy

See it if you get off on pure uncut "let's put on a show!" moxie.

Don't see it if you are immune to the amusements of parlor antics.

64
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Breakneck, Amusing

See it if you want fast-paced ribaldry unhindered by the inconveniences of a story.

Don't see it if you cannot live on snappy (and bizarrely topical) dialogue alone.

50
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Sweet, Self-indulgent

See it if you are in the mood for a Lumineers show but they aren't in town for a while and would settle for a cute story about people you don't know.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for strangers talking about themselves.

66
Charming, Distracted, Great staging

See it if you don't get out much and you need your one night to be big.

Don't see it if you need your musicals to have songs.

71
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Unsettling, Explosive

See it if you've had a lot on your mind the past few months.

Don't see it if you dislike extremely topical drama.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Curious

See it if you're into chatty philosophy rap sessions.

Don't see it if you want your political beliefs confirmed, whatever they are.

94
Hand to God
Midtown W
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if you like your comedy equal parts dark and silly.

Don't see it if you are boycotting The Book of Mormon.

55
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Predictable, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you need to stay up to date with the Tracy Letts Theatrical Universe.

Don't see it if you don't need to see another story about an uninteresting middle-aged man deal with divorce in the most expected way possible.

76
Suicide Forest
Midtown W
Unique, Hypnotic, Personal

See it if experimentation with identity and point of view is fascinating.

Don't see it if you dislike breaking the fourth wall.

91
During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Great acting, Surprising, Forceful

See it if you want a show to stay with you long after the curtain falls.

Don't see it if you expect to be able see where a story is going before it gets there.

85
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Essential, Raw, Ambitious

See it if you have no experience being a woman growing up.

Don't see it if jarring and unsettling action or loud, bright stage effects are going to be a problem for you.

51
During previews
Natural Shocks
Upper W Side
Timely, Disjointed, Heavy-handed

See it if you enjoy podcasts.

Don't see it if you're looking for a taut drama.

48
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Disheveled, Disappointing, Confused

See it if you're a completist for the playwright or actors or odd details about the process of making an independent film.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a promising love story after its been untangled from a lot of superfluous minutiae.

70
Solid, Unfussy, Relevant

See it if you don't need a lot of bells and whistles in your Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you're expecting more than occasional transcendence in the interpretation.

81
Surprising, Masterful, Charming

See it if you love Carousel already, or also, and especially, if you don't know anything about it.

Don't see it if no caliber of singing will get you to enjoy R&H.

93
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Soaring, Resonant, Great cast

See it if expert storytelling, winsome leads, and the best chorus you've ever seen interests you at all.

Don't see it if the cold cinder where your heart should be is completely immune to the theatrical arts.

75
During previews
Absorbing, Touching, Dated

See it if you don't mind seeing a truly great performance opposite a... less great one.

Don't see it if you have little patience for "message" stories.

69
During previews
Straightforward, Touching, Refreshing

See it if you want more chances to hear and see someone else's story.

Don't see it if you terribly mind that story tipping into very direct messaging at times.

69
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Fun, Laid back, Juicy

See it if you want to feel a little starstruck and have some fun at the expense of everything that's bad.

Don't see it if it bothers you when people try to use bromides as bon mots.

66
The Children
Midtown W
Thoughtful, Middlebrow, Unhurried

See it if you want finely drawn performances and a few things to mull over.

Don't see it if you'd prefer the play mull over those thoughts a bit more as well in between the sitcommy banter.

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99
Today Is My Birthday
West Village
Ambitious, Mesmerizing, Hilarious

See it if you want something brilliant in your day.

Don't see it if you're, I don't know, literally a stick in the mud and are unable to get to Christopher Street.

31
Junk
Upper W Side
Tepid, Uninspired

See it if it's mandatory for some reason for you.

Don't see it if you prefer the exposition content of your drama to be south of 90%.

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95
Solstice Party!
Midtown W
Riveting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you think you've seen theatre done every possible way so far.

Don't see it if you're out of town this week.

73
Ambitious, Indulgent, Clever

See it if you're a fan of the company or a Shakespeare completist.

Don't see it if you don't have some familiarity with the play.

46
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched

See it if you hate sports and know nothing about sports, but enjoy reading literary magazine articles about sports.

Don't see it if there is any other theater going on that day.

81
During previews
Surprising, Charming, Intelligent

See it if your favorite Stoppard is Arcadia.

Don't see it if you'd rather be watching Downton Abbey.