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Reviews (94)
65
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see how teens and a family deal with a tragic event (very much currently in the news). oddly entertaining, considering subject.

Don't see it if you want a show trying to be profound but doesn't quite reach that height. In its vagueness, it misses mark. Some moments don't feel real.

74
Somebody's Daughter
Upper W Side
Relevant, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Refreshing

See it if a story about Asians in a contemporary setting. A funny but refreshing story about the life of 3 Chinese women living in America.

Don't see it if cliches of Chinese American life (though while may be true, feels a bit pilled on together in this overly packed story).

Also Great cast and loved seeing multiple Asians on stage as the central pl... Read more Read less

65
Epic, Indulgent, Relevant, Fascinating, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an updated take on Caesar taking current headlines as its basis.Some terrific cast members who make the darker elements work

Don't see it if you don't want to see Caesar as Trump, or to watch the play feel like an extended SNL skit. Never boring and ambitious take but odd to watch

Also a big gamble on this very ambitious take with Caesar as Trump and whil... Read more Read less

78
Fun, Imaginative, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you want a fun and imaginative staging of The Percy Jackson series as a musical.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Percy Jackson series or Greek mythology, or care about teenage stories.

72
Sweat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Cliched, Resonant

See it if you want to see a fascinating look at the plight of blue collar workers in our current world. Great topic.

Don't see it if you require less mechanical plot machinations to move show along. If you don't want to see the look into our messy world and people.

Also I love that a play about this subject matter is on Broadway, but wish ... Read more Read less

78
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Epic, Over-the-top

See it if to see Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in a fabulous over-the-top Diva performance. You want some cheesy classic old timey Hollywood story.

Don't see it if you dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber, or you dislike over-the-top cheese.

Also It's ALW so you have to take it for what it is, but I've always had a ... Read more Read less

60
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Dated, Banal, Disappointing, Amusing

See it if you want to see some great luminous performances by Kate Burton and Cobie Smulders. You enjoy Noel Coward plays.

Don't see it if if you find Noel Coward plays dated and unfunny as I did.

Also Kristine Nielsen gives the same performance she always does but it's a... Read more Read less

75
Everybody
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Confusing, Epic, Dated

See it if you want to see a modern epic retelling of one of the oldest plays. A fascinating and ambitious attempt at the most basic morality play.

Don't see it if a basic morality play with some confusing moments and many passages performed in complete darkness can bore you easily.

Also It doesn't all work but it's an ambitious retelling in a modernized tw... Read more Read less

70
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Great acting, Interesting

See it if you're a Reed Birney fan. You care about crisis of faith.

Don't see it if you don't need to see another story about an older white man having a crisis and going through all the cliches a privileged white man does.

Also Things only get interesting when the black female bartender calls out ... Read more Read less

75
The View UpStairs
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful

See it if great songs from a promising new musical writer, w/ some great over-the-top performances in a story that reveals some important gay history.

Don't see it if an annoying framing structure that inserts a modern twist into the more interesting gay historical part of the story is bothersome to you.

55
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Profound, Overrated, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing

See it if if you're a fan of Michael Emerson or enjoy Will Eno's sensibilities. To see January LaVoy's glowing stage presence.

Don't see it if don't care for Will Eno's works. Another dry rehash of life as seen as it's nearing the end in a rambling tedious monologue.

90
Absorbing, Profound, Great singing, Great songs, Intense

See it if amazing songs in an intensely emotional story (that still has a lot of humour) about trying to connect in this internet age.

Don't see it if small niggling convenient plot points to move the story along to where it needs to be is an issue. If you want purely happy musicals.

Also Ben Platt gives an amazing performance full of emotional intensity (an... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if enchanting leads Bobby Conte Thornton and Ariana DuBose and their WSS rip off love story are winning enough in Menken's enjoyable score.

Don't see it if you don't want to see Italian Cliches the Musical or a tepid redux of Jersey Boys. Menken's songs are enjoyable tho not challenging.

Also I groaned and rolled my eyes at the cliched elements of the musical, w... Read more Read less

80
Resonant, Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if a solidly entertaining look at life in Pittsburg as a group of African Americans try to survive life driving jitneys.

Don't see it if you require a solid plot instead of a variety of characters' lives who intersect, gossip, joke, and tell their stories.

Also Terrific cast in August Wilson's earlier work. May not be life changin... Read more Read less

80
Yen
West Village
Profound, Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a slice of life of a very poor family in Britain and the teen boys who are left to fend for themselves. Great cast.

Don't see it if you do not like character studies and need more plot driven dramas.

Also Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges and the entire cast are terrific (though th... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Masterful, Profound, Must see, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you want a cathartic emotional release about your anxieties about our darkening world in a show about human kindness in times of darkness.

Don't see it if The dizzying pace of the intricately interlaced songs and stories with numerous different characters is too confusing for you to take.

Also It's like a documentary tableau of a Canadian town and the unexpected ... Read more Read less

80
The Humans
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a play about people that seem real with real issues. And maybe a ghost? With great performances by the cast.

Don't see it if u want more than real life drama in your plays. If an ambiguous thread that's part of the drama is frustrating for you (but great for play)

65
Delightful, Cliched, Banal music, Enchanting cast, Cute

See it if you want to see the most amazing and cute cast of kid performers who make up for the banal music in the fun story much like the movie.

Don't see it if you want to hear better music than the "rock" ALW thinks "rock" is. Slightly misogynistic jokes and attitudes is worrisome. If u want depth.

85
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Slick, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a surprisingly slick and well directed and choreographed jukebox musical (prob. the best jukebox musical). Well put together

Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals or songs of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Riveting, Indulgent, Flat

See it if you want to see a great performance by Janet McTeer.

Don't see it if a play about sex and revenge isn't quite as sexy and raunchy as it thinks it is. At times falls flat, despite it's best efforts.

Also Based on seeing it at the Donmar Warehouse

77
Enchanting, Entertaining, Old fashioned, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you enjoy an old fashioned style musical done very well, with spectacular large tap dancing numbers and a cute story and great performances.

Don't see it if old school musicals with a slight story isn't your thing. If you need a deeper story to string together classic Irving Berlin songs.

83
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a sympathetic play about religious people that doesn't condescend or judge. Surprisingly enthralling and emotional. +Funny.

Don't see it if you don't like slice-of-life in middle-America about regular people trying to deal with life, death and religion in an honest way.

85
Delightful, Dizzying, Entertaining, Exciting, Quirky

See it if you want to be amazed at the feats of acrobatics and athletics in a steam-punk Cirque stylish show. Always fun, always in awe.

Don't see it if you need a cohesive storyline or don't care to be amazed.

100
Must see, Refreshing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a new spin (literally) on an old classic, in a masterful MUST SEE refreshing take. W brilliant takes on classic roles by all

Don't see it if you hate theatre. Or life.

80
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Simple

See it if to see Jesse Tyler Ferguson's masterful performance of many characters in a delightful (if unnecessary) amusing play. Light on depth but fun

Don't see it if you want a heavy drama or deep thinking piece.

75
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great songs, Entertaining, Enchanting, Disney-ish

See it if a Disney-ish princess fantasy musical with great Ahrens-Flaherty music, and of course, if you loved the film.

Don't see it if you're looking for any realistic portrayal of Russia or its revolution. You don't want to see a simple princess love story.

Also Christine Altomare and Derek Klena are fantastic as the leads with a g... Read more Read less

80
Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Dated

See it if you want to see masterful performances from Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, and the rest of the terrific company, in a classic.

Don't see it if a story about rich white people behaving badly to each other doesn't interest you.

Also A terrific production of a "classic" that took me a while to get into,... Read more Read less

58
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to see Hamish Linklater's debut as a writer. A great cast (incl Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini)

Don't see it if you want a cohesive storyline that isn't full of cliches or plot movie coincidences.

Also There's some interesting things going on this play but needs further e... Read more Read less

87
Indecent
Midtown W
Beautiful, Exquisite, Haunting, Great staging, Profound

See it if a beautifully staged play about a Jewish play that got banned (but because of a lesbian scene).Fascinating and hauntingly staged w/ ace cast

Don't see it if a couple of slow moments, or a play about a play does not interest you. If subtitles scare you.

Also Would have given this the Pulitzer instead.

83
Bandstand
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Intense

See it if you want to see an emotionally intense show about vets all w/ great big band music and cool choreo and AMAZING performances by whole cast.

Don't see it if the traditional structure of the musical slows the excitement and intensity of the subject matter down a bit. Musical is overlong by 20 min.

Also The show goes darker and deeper than the advertising lets you in on, w... Read more Read less

75
If I Forget
Midtown W
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Great acting, Resonant

See it if a play that debates a myriad of issues surrounding a Jewish family and their problems. Some fascinating issues on being Jewish now.

Don't see it if a play that debates a myriad of issues surrounding a Jewish family and their white middle class first world problems about property, etc.

Also A terrific cast takes a play that throws some typical Jewish/white mid... Read more Read less

60
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing, Tepid, Banal

See it if you want to see Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole diva it out on stage in beautiful costumes and a beautiful set.

Don't see it if you require catchy songs or book that takes this interesting story and turns it into a banal,back & forth of she did this, then she did that

Also There's a fascinating story in here but the musical starts from a midp... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Epic, Masterful, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if a beautifully stripped interpretation of the great classic that reveals a far more nuanced look at Amanda Wingfield. Great perfs esp Fields.

Don't see it if if you disliked stripped down productions.

Also Found this far more profound and revealing than the previous Broadway ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Great cast, Ambitious

See it if Jake Gyllenhaal in a masterful musical performance. A Broadway all-star ensemble perform a difficult Sondheim musical.A beautiful Chromolume

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Sondheim, particularly Sunday. Not always the easiest musical.A good prod but doesn't quite hit ultimate emotional truth

Also Based on the concert staging but seems a little lacklustre as a full p... Read more Read less

60
The Object Lesson
East Village
Ambitious, Great set, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if Amazing set to explore and immerse yourself in. Some humorous moments within the show. Neat concept.

Don't see it if need a more concrete narrative. The show meanders thru stories using objects as lessons but execution lacks power and loses momentum fast.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if great acting in McDonagh's very funny play about the depressing lives of a mother and daughter stuck in a small town in Ireland.

Don't see it if you want a sunny outlook in a play. You don't want to see heartbreaking story or want to hear bickering women at each others throats.

85
Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to see Daniel Craig's masterful performance and a great David Oyellowo take on Sam Gold's fascinating and incredibly staged Shakes

Don't see it if you want to see Shakespeare in a traditional manner. You don't want to see frightening parallels w/ Othello and current politics.

67
Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Slow, Dizzying

See it if you want to see an AMAZING staging and set that lifts up a show to another level.

Don't see it if a few great songs don't cover the sometimes slow and boring centre that drags a bit despite the amazing staging and cast.

90
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Resonant, Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if a contemporary funny piece that feels deeply personal and moving about the foibles of relationships today. Both dating and friendship.

Don't see it if cliches about dating and friendship of young people today are not enough drama for you.

Also The cast, lead by Gideon Glick, are superb and give the show heart and... Read more Read less

88
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like a delightfully silly comedy with a great cast (and Carson Elrod who seems an perfect match to David Ives' comedic plays).

Don't see it if you need a deep plot in your comedies.

90
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Sexy, Masterful, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see a now-classic modern staging of the sexy musical that's dark, twisted, smart and satirical. And amazing Fosse choreo.

Don't see it if dark humour and satire isn't your thing. If you want more than a modern staging and sets with your musicals.

50
Banal, Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you want to the show that's been running for decades and what it's all about. And to see the great sets and staging.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a rapey storyline that celebrates stalking in a romanticized way. If a boring book can't overcome the epic premise.

85
Flawed, Heartwarming, Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a show full of heart and fun Cyndi Lauper music that, while flawed, is still winning by sheer joyfullness and can-do effort.

Don't see it if a flawed book that is full of cliches cannot distract you from a fun poppy score and ultimately moving (if cliched) story.

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Profound, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to see a great production of an okay musical with the most amazing cast that makes it feel like a great musical. Also Cynthia Erivo

Don't see it if you want to miss Cynthia Erivo's epic Broadway debut. If you dislike the simple staging which works better than the original.

70
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a classic musical performed excellently, with an ace cast, in an ambitious story of a fractured family.

Don't see it if a classic musical that doesn't quite date well is enough. If you're not a fan of Finn's music. A set that works better in theory than actual

80
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Interesting

See it if you want to see how Sarah Jones is a brilliant performer who turns a one-woman show into a fully arched story about the sex work industry.

Don't see it if a student lecture format framing of a story might feel a bit too school class learning for your liking.

60
The Front Page
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Funny

See it if you want to see an old classic, to see what theatre was like. To see the epic cast and Nathan Lane turn any line funny.

Don't see it if don't want to pay lots for slow set up & old jokes that no longer seem funny. If waiting over half the play for Lane to show up to be funny.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a delightful old musical favorite w/ a dreamcast (Benanti, Krakowski, Levi, Creel, Barasch) that will just warm your heart.

Don't see it if if you're not a romantic. Are tired of the cliched bickering-turns-to-love story. Want to see POC in the cast.

88
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to be absorbed into the horrific lives of woman caught in a war. AMAZING performances from entire cast. Stressful to watch. INTENSE

Don't see it if do now want to be horrified and stressed about the lives of others.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Refreshing, Funny

See it if a funny new twist on The Seagull that is either genius or complete BS or genius BS but rarely boring.Bril cast, esp Joe Paulik & Chris Sears

Don't see it if you hate Chekhov's The Seagull. There are some more banal Chekhovian scenes that slow things down and suck the originality Posner brings.