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Reviews (154)
90
Well directed, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You love Sondheim's work & you like the company members. It was the best I've seen Steven Pasquale. He looked fully invested for a change.

Don't see it if You want a knee-slapping fun musical. It is dark and serious - but has a lot to say.

66
One great tap number, Didn't really care about their lsd fantasies, Opening entrances good, Too long

See it if You want to see all musicals even if they are not that good.

Don't see it if You are expecting something relevant or revealing about the characters.

85
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A good musical with heart and good singing is what pleases you.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a serious drama.

97
Must see, Laugh out loud funny, Rob mcclure is amazing, So much fun

See it if You like a Musical Comedy to deliver everything it should: Good Songs; Terrific Performances; Silly Fun and Lots of Heart. Best in Years.

Don't see it if You prefer more dramatic musicals. This tells a poignant story - but in a fun way.

96
During previews
Delightful, Totally entertaining, Great dancing

See it if You love theatre music created by a master and also amazing dancing. And if you adore Phillip Attmore - the consummate Bway dancer.

Don't see it if You want a Woke musical. This is just comforting vintage music danced to perfection.

73
Slow, Disappointing, Good acting

See it if for the performances of La Chanze and Chuck Cooper.

Don't see it if you want a well-written play that compels throughout. Only last 20 minutes does that.

50
Lead actor works very hard, Story cliched, Music just ok

See it if you expect a fulfilling musical.

Don't see it if expectations are high for a well-written show on the topic.

67
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Funny at times, Good performances

See it if you want a light comedy and like the actors.

Don't see it if you are expecting it to be as funny as Government Inspector.

63
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like Nollywood films and want to see a spoof about them.

Don't see it if you expect to laugh consistently.

70
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Some good performances, Funny at times

See it if you like comedies but also people waxing eloquent about food and creating new recipes.

Don't see it if a workplace made toxic by the boss would bother you.

51
Updates don't work, Badly directed, Disappointing

See it if you just love the music and can't wait to see another production as it has been a long time.

Don't see it if you would mind the new "wokeness" of the couples and have to watch in such a small space that isn't used to best advantage.

70
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Amusing, Well-acted, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy new plays based on famous older stories. The supporting actors do a great job of playing many roles.

Don't see it if tongue-in-cheek comedy is not for you.

88
The Visitor
East Village
Good music, Resonant, Relevant

See it if a serious musical about a current topic would interest you.

Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted shows.

74
Beyond Babel
West Village
Edgy, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an amazing ensemble dance their hearts out.

Don't see it if You like a strong story line.

65
Repetitive sounding songs, High dependence on lighting, Under par singing

See it if musicals of any type make you happy.

Don't see it if you are expecting a more cohesive "show." It seemed more like a concert.

59
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you love one person shows and Ruben Santiago Hudson.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows. It seemed longer than 1 1/2 hours.

79
A bit too long, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if great acting excites you and carries you into the story which is a tad bit long. Especially the third act which truly doesn't go anywhere.

Don't see it if a play told by story telling is not your cup of tea or if 3 1/2 hours is too long for you to sit and absorb the story.

89
Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want an incredible production w/amazing voices. So many great performances: Sharon Clarke; Tamika Lawrence; N'Kenge & Kevin McCallister.

Don't see it if you prefer fluffier musicals. This one is very serous and even though written years ago - speaks to the present day - in a subtle manner.

92
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if an evening of fun is what you want and need. Not only fun but good music, sets, costumes and incredible voices. Especially Anna Uzele.

Don't see it if disco music does not appeal.

83
During previews
Touching, Funny, Entertaining

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

Don't see it if comedy is not your style and you want more serious family dramas.

69
During previews
Great 1st twenty minutes, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are curious about new musicals and you love the singing of Bryonha Marie Parham.

Don't see it if You lose patience for stories that go astray.

80
During previews
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like to think about what you are seeing as you are watching.

Don't see it if Monologs, even if developed more fully, are not your style.

47
During previews
No character development, Pointless, Disappointing

See it if you are dying to get back into the theater after all this time.

Don't see it if a show where two actors deliver monologues that don't connect won't appeal. We understand their relationship, but ultimately we didn't care.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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