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Reviews (131)
95
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love vintage musicals with heart.

Don't see it if the silent movie era is not something you care about to see depicted on the stage.

Also One of the best Encores. Makes up for the 25 year anniversary season w... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Topical and fun, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love vintage musicals and want to experience a great performance from Beth Malone.

Don't see it if more traditional musicals are not your style.

Also Not having seen this show was a gap in my musical theater history. The... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Prefer mel brooks, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if one-person shows appeal because that's really what this is.

Don't see it if 15 minutes of silence and then grunts followed by a long streams of recitation appeals.

Also Yes it is the story of Frankenstein (someone said taken directly from ... Read more Read less

71
What's keeping america "not great", Sad comment on today's society

See it if you relate to shows about real people and their life dilemmas.

Don't see it if you have no empathy for people in this country who work and are barely making it.

Also It hurts to see how the working class can be treated in our economy wh... Read more Read less

92
Good music, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if you are looking for a fun time musical.

Don't see it if resetting and license-taking of Shakespearean shows are not your style.

Also Mark Saltzman has taken traditional Italian songs as well as opera, re... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if satirizing musicals you have seen would provide you with some laughs.

Don't see it if you can't relate to this style of "picking on" shows just for humor.

Also It helps to have seen the shows that are satirized or at least have re... Read more Read less

69
Rote acting, Merely storytelling, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Laura Linney can do no wrong for you.

Don't see it if One-person shows are mere storytelling.

Also I gave this a chance because of Linney but I should not have. The auth... Read more Read less

71
Sing Street
East Village
Disappointing, Not up to the film

See it if Once was a favorite and you are curious about another from almost the same team.

Don't see it if You loved the movie as this will be a let-down.

Also For some reason the music sounded different than from the movie and no... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing

See it if the music appeals.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well-written musical.

Also Just didn't work for me. Wasn't believable.

50
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Why?, Excruciating, Incomprehensible first act

See it if shows with monologues are your favorite.

Don't see it if a rambling hard-to-follow story will intrigue you.

Also Second act had more substance. It should have been more concise and ma... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Just plain fun, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if a fun show that brings a smile to your face would please.

Don't see it if reading the supertitles would be hard for you.

Also Didn't know what to expect after Fiddler. But it was so much fun. They... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if great realistic acting appeals to you.

Don't see it if a long play is not what you can deal with.

Also Luckily we sat "on the stage" so didn't have the viewing issues that o... Read more Read less

93
Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are after a true drama with excellent characterization and great acting

Don't see it if Sparse interaction is not your cup of tea.

80
Good singing, Interesting staging, Great lighting

See it if you love the show or have never seen it before.

Don't see it if you are expecting a Musical Comedy when it really is an Opera.

Also Very stark staging heightened by the great lighting. Young Eva was not... Read more Read less

90
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a well-written play filled with humor and sadness would appeal.

Don't see it if a long show about normal people will not excite you.

Also This play was like a novel unfolding in front of your eyes. Characters... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
I guess it's all relative, So many ideas in so little time, Confusing

See it if generally the Prospect's shows please you.

Don't see it if you are looking for something coherent and easy to understand.

Also Some of the music is good as are the projections. However, the story i... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Pretentious, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like very modern music with underscoring with basically 1 singer per act.

Don't see it if a coherent telling of a story is important.

Also Justin Cunningham sings beautifully but to what point? He plays many c... Read more Read less

69
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Interesting choreography, Dragged-out story, Repetitive music, Overrated

See it if any of the performers are your favorites.

Don't see it if you expect a complete dramatic story with compelling music.

Also All music in a very one-note format. The Mexican-styled music gave a b... Read more Read less

46
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Real doesn't mean good, A slow 70 minutes, Wanted more, No drama

See it if an actual FBI questioning of a suspect would interest you.

Don't see it if what happened actually presents no drama.

Also Sadly this could have been so much more. If it had been placed in a "t... Read more Read less

92
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a true drama is what you are after.

Don't see it if plays about Gays and the health crisis will upset you.

Also Heard mixed things from friends but I was pulled in from the very begi... Read more Read less

71
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Excellent backdrop, Disappointing, High decibel level, Opera buffa

See it if you've never seen this play by this great American playwright.

Don't see it if over-the-top line delivery would detract from your enjoyment of the acting.

Also Marisa Tomei is good considering the style she must adapt to fit in wi... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a two person interaction with profound statements appeals

Don't see it if description of Nazi killing will disturb

Also Expertly acted with serious dilemmas to be made. A two-person play of ... Read more Read less

72
Felix Starro
Midtown W
Talented cast, Needs a bit of work, Adequate

See it if a musical about faith-healing is for you.

Don't see it if you are expecting a fully-realized perfectly flowing musical.

69
Contact High
Midtown W
Work-in-process, Good singing, Disappointing

See it if all musicals appeal to you.

Don't see it if you are looking for a finished product.

Also Some of the music was pretty good and all of the singing was excellent... Read more Read less

83
Just plain fun, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to have a good time and can get a ticket

Don't see it if a cast of thousands won't please

Also So many of the "amateurs" are major talented entertainers. Sometimes h... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great singing and acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if very serious drama about a difficult era of history is OK with you.

Don't see it if you go with expectations that it is a concert, it is in part, but so much more.

Also A very hard hitting drama wrapped in a mini-rock concert. Performances... Read more Read less

64
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to see Jane Alexander who rarely performs.

Don't see it if a repetitive sit com would annoy you.

Also How can we believe this family's issues when every conceivable problem... Read more Read less

72
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Too modernized for it's own good, Characters dialoguing off-stage, Too much reliance on the video

See it if the show and its music is one of your favorites.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional presentation.

Also I am all for updating shows, but not when the modernization detracts f... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Tries to be different, Ambitious

See it if curiosity about trying new musicals is important.

Don't see it if the subject of alcoholism is hard for you.

Also This has potential, although the portrayal of the dog is tiresome. The... Read more Read less

69
Insipid, Cliched, Banal

See it if A Len Cariou performance is what you are after.

Don't see it if Trite dialogue aiming to be funny or sensitive does not appeal.

Also Seeing it after a friend really liked it, despite the warning of medio... Read more Read less

86
Great set and lighting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want a fun night in the theater.

Don't see it if Emojis are not something you understand or relate to.

Also I had a really fun time. The story is silly but what are Emoji's for? ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if A strong drama appeals

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason

Also Great acting and staging of a play written a long time ago. And it sti... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if English comedies, and Ayckbourn in particular, make you laugh.

Don't see it if Honestly, I can't think of a reason to not see it.

Also This is a company from England and each actor is perfect for her/his r... Read more Read less

90
A memorable performance, Fun, Entertaining

See it if the music of Tina Turner appeals to you.

Don't see it if bio shows are not your thing and you don't relate to the music.

Also Adrienne Warren is amazing. She sings and dances with so much energy a... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Alcott's book is one of your favorites and if you like musicals with heart.

Don't see it if more traditional musicals are not your style.

Also Cast was very diverse and excellent with perfect voices for each chara... Read more Read less

73
Old fashioned heart

See it if You like Foote's plays about common folk in the South.

Don't see it if You want something au courant and hip.

Also At times it was very touching. Kristine Nielsen is funny all the time ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Hard-working actors, Way too long, Stereotypical characters

See it if following the sad plight of people in need touches you.

Don't see it if stereotyped characters would not appeal.

Also All of the actors work so hard but it's sad that these are variations ... Read more Read less

48
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are desperate to see this famous show.

Don't see it if you expect the story and the characters to be true to the original.

Also I accept the fact that an actor playing a role may have a different ph... Read more Read less

20
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you are desperate to go to the theater and this would be your last choice.

Don't see it if a well-acted, actually scripted play, is what you prefer.

Also Bought tks as the reviews were all good. Really, did I see another sho... Read more Read less

90
Seared
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Honest real life

See it if the cast and the subject interest you.

Don't see it if a small real-life drama filled with character studies won't appeal

Also Rebeck's plays run hot or cold for me. This one was right on the mark.... Read more Read less

20
Excruciating, Offensive

See it if you must see everything on the boards in NYC.

Don't see it if a poorly written play with an incredibly violent scene will disturb you.

Also I cannot believe the Woman's Project would present a play that portray... Read more Read less

69
Very good singing, Too long, Great tap dancing

See it if great dancing and singing makes a show for you.

Don't see it if a too long fragmented story won't appeal.

Also Ruby Rakos and Karen Mason are terrific. But since this is third time ... Read more Read less

67
Another zeller non-coup, Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if you've never seen the two stars perform live.

Don't see it if You want a coherent story about an elderly couple.

Also The Father was, so far, the best of the lot with The Mother being the ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Derivative music, Hodgepodge of styles, Confusing

See it if this creative team can do no wrong in your mind

Don't see it if understanding the thrust of the show is important to you

Also I just couldn't figure out the main point of the show. Was it Parody o... Read more Read less

91
Engrossing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if it is one of your favorite musicals and you want to see the darker side of what the Nazi era did to people.

Don't see it if you are not prepared for a totally relevant depiction of that time and sadly ours.

Also Extremely well done and hard-hitting. Not frothy, but a serious view t... Read more Read less

13
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Under par singing and acting, Smutty language, Derivative music, Amateurish book

See it if you have a desperation to get out of the house and do something and there is nothing else to do.

Don't see it if you expect a professional theatrical experience.

Also What more is there to say? Where was Roundabout's collective minds whe... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Riveting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if having fun is your goal.

Don't see it if psychic mind-reading is something that doesn't appeal.

Also Hard to believe there are not audience members in cahoots with him. Bu... Read more Read less

89
Exciting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if fast-paced exciting musicals are your style.

Don't see it if more traditional productions are to your taste.

Also First act is excitingly fast-paced, full of visuals and singing that c... Read more Read less

80
Intelligent, One pretentious/second touching, 2 parts/2 styles

See it if Monologues are your style.

Don't see it if more interaction is what you are after.

Also For me the first monologue was a bit hard to follow and was not helped... Read more Read less

87
A good time, Good singing and dancing, Relevant, Fun

See it if fun and touching musicals appeal to you.

Don't see it if you don't relate to anything about high schoolers.

Also Just a good time and what more can you ask for these days. The perform... Read more Read less