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Reviews (69)
65
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Banal, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you don't mind it being more movie than musical.

Don't see it if you can't bear to see a classic show "modernized" for now.

86
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a fresh, surprisingly funny take on an old story.

Don't see it if you're expecting more horror.

88
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Delightful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you need something funny and light as opposed to dense and analytical.

Don't see it if you need a play to be ABOUT SOMETHING and can't appreciate a play simply having a good story, good writing, and good acting.

78
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you believe the truth can be stranger than fiction.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span.

80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you want to see something unlike anything else on Broadway.

Don't see it if you can't check your privilege or have prudish sensibilities.

68
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Slow, Romantic, Great acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you love Marisa Tomei or want to see a rarely-produced Tennessee Williams play.

Don't see it if you have to pay big $$$.

81
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see characters and a way of life outside the normal NYC theatre-set.

Don't see it if you can't see anything worthwhile into right-wing, religious content.

93
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you can appreciate the difference between mysterious and confusing.

Don't see it if you need to know exactly what is happening at every moment in the plot.

75
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Slow, Star vehicle, Quirky, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you love Annie Golden and can't miss a chance to see her lead a show.

Don't see it if you don't love Annie Golden enough to ignore the slapdash feeling of it all.

80
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You have the patience to arrive at something profound and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if You have any preconceived notions about what theatre “should” be or do.

80
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Indulgent, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you're white.

Don't see it if you have to pay an arm and leg for a ticket.

88
During previews
Resonant, Romantic, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the best two-hander in town.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything more than solid acting, beautiful staging, and a play that still holds up.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you love Laurie Metcalf no matter the material.

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep dive into examining the Clintons et al.

75
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see how an A+ cast can make a C+ show into a B evening.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything more than a good time and/or you have to pay $$$$.

86
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Profound, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you have an open mind to what theatre can be (i.e. not just a play or musical).

Don't see it if you're expecting a plot and story in the traditional sense.

70
During previews
Resonant, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you appreciate material that swings for the fences.

Don't see it if you don't have tolerance for lowbrow humor.

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're open to a musical being small in scale, and if a delightful, top-notch cast is enough to entertain you.

Don't see it if you're expecting a certain, high-level amount of effects and stakes from the title. This ain't Marvel, but it is a marvel to see.

60
Meh, Lacking, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you don't have to spend more than $40 for a ticket and you're curious to see a rarely-produced Sondheim show.

Don't see it if you're expecting a certain level of polish when it comes to singing and acting.

70
Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you've never seen a Sam Shepard play, you've never seen Ethan Hawke, and/or you don't have to spend a small fortune to see it.

Don't see it if you have to spend top dollar or if you're contemptuous of anything "slow" or "contemplative."

70
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Great acting, Resonant, Intense, Lacking, Relevant

See it if You love Marin Ireland.

Don't see it if You have to shell out $$$$ for a ticket.

82
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You love world-building and characters more than plot or story.

Don't see it if You hate the Irish.

99
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You want to see a revival that reveals the depth and darkness in Oklahoma! that you rarely ever see, yet keeps the usual aesthetics.

Don't see it if You want to remember Oklahoma! as a bright, sunshine-and-lollipop feel-good musical.

Also There were several moments where I got goosebumps, and the ending left... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny

See it if You want to see an amazing performance from Elaine May and a solid supporting cast.

Don't see it if Alzheimer's or dementia hits too close to home, or if you're looking for a plot-driven piece.

35
Disappointing, Quirky, Fluffy, Clever, Predictable

See it if You love The Go-Go's or if you want something woke AF, drenched in technicolor, and not offensive (to anyone except bigots).

Don't see it if You don't care for The Go-Go's, or if you can get tickets to another musical.

30
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You feel compelled to see every show that runs on Broadway.

Don't see it if You are looking for something that is surprising, fresh, funny, or has a point of view.

83
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of McDonagh.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dark comedy.

83
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of any of the actors or are love striking set design.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great script or interpretation of Medea.

77
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you appreciate a solid parody without any disdain for its subject.

Don't see it if you're too precious about your love of any of the shows that are parodied.

70
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you can see past the audience using their phones to film/take pictures of the show. (With the flash on!)

Don't see it if you can't handle the audience using their phones to film/take pictures of the show. (WITH THE FLASH ON!)

75
Disappointing, Intense, Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if you can put up with an ultimately lacking script for four great performances.

Don't see it if you're squeamish and can't handle one helluva intense final 10 minutes.

69
Wives
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to support Playwrights Horizons entirely, and not just their hits.

Don't see it if you need a coherent through-line or something with a little modesty/humility.

94
During previews
Refreshing, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you missed the Green/Gyllenhaal concert or just love this show.

Don't see it if you don't love Little Shop or can't handle camp, dark comedy, or Christian Borle hamming it up and enjoying himself.

88
Mojada
East Village
Riveting, Profound, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you're curious to see the Medea story in a whole new light.

Don't see it if you're afraid to be confronted with the horror of what's happening at the border.

68
During previews
Disappointing, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if aren't expecting anything revelatory.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything you can't find off-Broadway without stars.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you value writing, storytelling, and brutal honesty.

Don't see it if you're expecting lots of eye candy.

65
Burn This
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting, Dated

See it if you're such a big fan of the leads that you can look past a solid yet unsurprising script.

Don't see it if you have to pay $$$$ to see it.

86
Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you truly want to support original works on Broadway, especially good ones!

Don't see it if you're cynical.

55
During previews
Great staging, Raunchy, Insipid, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if you have to pay $$$$ to see it.

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the surprising depth and complexity that's always been inherent in this piece.

Don't see it if you're a purist when it comes to revivals. This ain't your grandma's Oklahoma!

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you need to feel some hope.

Don't see it if you identify as a men's rights advocate.

78
During previews
Profound, Great staging, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're willing to put up with some far out "choices" from the director. Glenda Jackson is a force of nature and she alone is worth it.

Don't see it if you can't stand Shakespeare, or when his work is staged non-traditionally.

91
Red State Blue State
West Village
Refreshing, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you need a laugh.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor about your side of the political divide.

68
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the prototype that every other jukebox musical follows, and obviously if you're a Franki Valli/Four Seasons fan.

Don't see it if if you can't put the show in the context of when it was made and can't stand a formulaic jukebox musical.

85
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to have a good time, like The Temptations, and/or want to see the best singing/dancing of any new show this season.

Don't see it if you somehow don't care for the music of The Temptations.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You've never seen a production of MY FAIR LADY and/or if you're curious how they changed the ending's staging so it's more of our time.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything radical.

87
Delightful, Hilarious, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You're in need of a laugh.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor, specifically about having a child.

75
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Insipid

See it if You like British comedy, if you're dead set on seeing a play but can't get into/have already seen The Play That Goes Wrong.

Don't see it if You have to spend more than $50 for a seat.

80
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're up for something different.

Don't see it if You need narrative structure.

90
Great staging, Riveting, Enchanting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You want to see the best stagecraft on Broadway both now and in the last ten years.

Don't see it if You have to sell an arm and a leg (but I wouldn't be mad if you sold just an arm).

48
Sweat
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Relevant

See it if you haven't gotten enough analysis about blue-collar types that voted for Trump.

Don't see it if you're not a coastal elite.