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Reviews (77)
73
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious
February 22nd, 2020

See it if you want to see an interesting piece about a man coming to terms with the death of a child and the mistakes he has made.

Don't see it if The start was funny & engrossing. About half-way it lost its focus. The night I saw it, there was a new ending, which didn't quite work.

84
During previews
Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing
February 13th, 2020

See it if you like well written dramas that: 1) deal with important issues and 2) have interesting characters that have depth and nuance

Don't see it if you aren't willing to sit through the first 20 minutes or so while the play finds its groove

50
Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched
February 4th, 2020

See it if you want to see a silly, campy show. There are a few laughs . . . but not many.

Don't see it if you want to see a thoughtful play.

75
The Scourge
Chelsea
Ambitious, Poetic, Absorbing
February 2nd, 2020

See it if you want an uplifting one-person performance about death, Alzheimer's, and mental health issues. Much of the language is poetic.

Don't see it if The Irish accent and colloquialisms made it challenging to follow at times. Given the topic, there was not much emotion.

72
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great set design, Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining
December 24th, 2019

See it if you want to see a mildly amusing and mildly thought-provoking play with fine acting (especially by actors >65 yrs). Great set design!

Don't see it if you want to see something original or you think old people being raunchy isn't particularly clever.

70
Entertaining, Absorbing
December 10th, 2019

See it if You want to hear solid covers of Paul Simon's songs.

Don't see it if You want more than a P.S. concert not sung by PS. Visuals aren't interesting and the bits about PS's life are not particularly insightful.

82
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
June 18th, 2019

See it if You want to see a unique, fun show that has thought-provoking moments. interesting characters and great staging. Based on real events.

Don't see it if The underlying plot, about making an ATT ad under crazy conditions, was more effective than the philosophizing about the evils of capitalism

59
Weak script, Mediocre acting, Great music
June 8th, 2019

See it if you plan on going for the first hour to see the Chalks (a trio spoofing country bands). The Chalks were fun and the music was good. Score:80

Don't see it if you plan to stay for Lone Star (second act ~1.5 hours). Weak script, annoying characters, vapid dialogue. Score:38.

Also I took the average of the two acts (Chalks & Lone Star) to come to a s... Read more Read less

88
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Gripping, Great acting
June 2nd, 2019

See it if you want to see a well written, engrossing drama. I was immediately sucked into this gripping story and was riveted until the end.

Don't see it if a play about the aftermath of a sexual assault would make you uncomfortable.

81
The Day I Became Black
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking, Touching
May 26th, 2019

See it if you want to hear one man's poignant, funny, entertaining story of being biracial and how others dont usually see him the way he sees himself

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.

73
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Disappointing, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious
May 26th, 2019

See it if you want to see a show with lots of potential. Opening numbers are electrifying. Great staging and concept. Solid performances.

Don't see it if you mind being disappointed as the show's potential is largely squandered The clever conceit seems to get lost in the 2nd half of the show

79
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Loud, Delightful, Raunchy, Ambitious
May 24th, 2019

See it if you enjoy beautiful, scantily-clad men&women dancing, singing, and performing circus acts.

Don't see it if you dislike over amped voices/music. I found some of the acts (especially Richardson's numbers) sublime but circus acts mostly unimpressive

82
Entertaining, Great trombone, Great staging
May 21st, 2019

See it if you want to hear a good band and many strong voices. The choreography was fun and most of the actors were very entertaining

Don't see it if you want a deep play (altho there were interesting ideas at the very end).Orpheus & E's love was unconvincing, and O's falsetto needs work.

82
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
May 17th, 2019

See it if you want a fun, interesting take on MacBeth with all female actors. Great staging with rain storms and lots of gore. Great cast.

Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional Shakespeare. If you haven't seen MB recently, you should read a synopsis beforehand.

80
Solid cast, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
May 8th, 2019

See it if you like Sondheim and want to think about what motivates people to try to kill a president. The singing, acting, and music are all solid.

Don't see it if hearing what disturbed people think would bother you.

75
The Poor of New York
East Village
Relevant, Dated, Entertaining
May 4th, 2019

See it if you would like to see a strong cast perform a play (and sing songs) from 1800s.Some parts are unintentionally campy, but it was entertaining

Don't see it if silly plot twists bother you.

72
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Slow, Fantastic acting, Amazing acting, Great acting
April 24th, 2019

See it if you want to marvel as Malaika Uwamahoro brings out remarkable depth in every character she portrays

Don't see it if you don't like slow dramas.I also have trouble w/the concept that god let a million people die but saved the protagonist.

49
Looking for Leroy
Midtown W
No real plot, Talky
March 31st, 2019

See it if You want to learn about Amiri Baraka and listen to two people yell at each other about the role of theater

Don't see it if You want to see something more than an overly didactic discussion between two angry men.

80
During previews
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious
March 24th, 2019

See it if you want to laugh a little, be engaged for two and a half hours, and think about life. Solid acting.

Don't see it if you have trouble sitting for 2.5 hours, or the fourth wall being broken (I found these scenes mostly effective) bothers you

81
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining
February 20th, 2019

See it if you like thoughtful musical theater. This may not be Sondheim's best, but it is still very interesting and entertaining.

Don't see it if you only like musicals where you leave humming a melody. A couple of the actors' voices were adequate but not outstanding.

88
Exposed
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious
February 15th, 2019

See it if you want a well acted, nuanced treatment of pornography.The play doesnt preach but successfully exposes many facets of this complex issue

Don't see it if you would feel uncomfortable watching simulated (clothed and non-touching) sex acts.

65
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious
February 14th, 2019

See it if you want to see a fine performance by Sutton and a generally light-hearted take on the evils of televangelists

Don't see it if while I agree with much of what was said, there was not much that was new or deep, and I found the attitude toward religion a bit snarky

80
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining
February 6th, 2019

See it if you want to see a great production of an interesting historical play. The acting, set design, and staging were all excellent.

Don't see it if you want to see O'Casey's best. Although this play has suspense, drama, and humor, at times it feels a bit campy.

85
During previews
Behind the Sheet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking
January 16th, 2019

See it if you would enjoy a well written, terrifically acted drama about interesting (fictionalized historical) events.

Don't see it if You should see this, but try to see it on a night when you can face wrenching depictions of cruelty toward enslaved women.

77
Best Life
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy
December 15th, 2018

See it if you want to see a charismatic millennial tell you a bit about her life, crack a few jokes, and sing reasonably funny songs.

Don't see it if you dislike bare-bones one-person shows or you want real insight into what makes a good life.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant
November 17th, 2018

See it if you would enjoy a talented group performing WWI tunes a cappella. Most of the book is taken from soldiers' letters. Moving and interesting.

Don't see it if you don't like a cappella music.

80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant
November 11th, 2018

See it if you want to be inspired by a politician's words. For the first 45 minutes I was totally enthralled by this show.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that lose steam.The 2nd .5 is not as good as the 1st, but still worth seeing.Arrow is good as RFK, but his accent isn't

76
American Tranquility
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting
November 9th, 2018

See it if you want to see a talented, funny actor play four interesting characters, each expressing his view on life in the USA.

Don't see it if you want characters who will give you real insights on the current US political situation or the meaning of life.

72
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Nice set
November 3rd, 2018

See it if you like TW. Some interesting themes such as:how do we escape loneliness?and where can one find joy? Reminds me a bit of Long Day's Journey

Don't see it if you want consistently strong acting. The emotional arc of some of the characters was a bit incoherent.

84
Sesar
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging
October 30th, 2018

See it if you like Julius Caesar or great acting or well-staged productions or touching family stories.

Don't see it if you don't like all of the above.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking
October 20th, 2018

See it if you like great acting + a thought-provoking script. O’Connell was fantastic; his monologue as Koningswald is worth the price of admission

Don't see it if crude behavior, racism, and sexism by a boorish character would bother you

75
Clever, Live band, Fluffy
October 16th, 2018

See it if you want to hear live music. The story line didn't grab me until about 2/3rds of the way through, but I loved the ending

Don't see it if you don't like show tunes.Some of the songs were clever, but too many were similar.The lead gave his all but was too much of a ham for me

85
Travisville
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
October 12th, 2018

See it if you want to see interesting,realistic characters dealing with complex issues. Well written & well acted

Don't see it if don't like lots of dialogue. 2 hours flew by because the issues were so compelling, but most scenes consist of people sitting and talking

87
During previews
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great food
October 3rd, 2018

See it if you want a delightful, laugh-out-loud funny, delicious evening. The play was joyful, the acting was great,and the food was surprisingly good

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist. I loved this show, but it is probably not how the Bard envisioned it (but I bet he would have left smiling)

78
Great sets, Great costumes, Great orchestra
September 27th, 2018

See it if you want to see an impressively staged production of an old classic. The score is great as is the orchestra playing it.

Don't see it if you hope to see an Eliza of the caliber of Julie Andrews.

78
During previews
The Conduct of Life
East Village
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting
September 14th, 2018

See it if you want to see a disturbing, intense play. The threat of violence (generally not actually shown) makes for riveting drama.

Don't see it if you can't watch cruelty/violence to women. While I was engrossed throughout, I didn't feel the play ultimately coalesced

82
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
August 30th, 2018

See it if you like gripping dramas.While much of this WWI tale (gas,trenches,etc) has been told before,PP exposes an inhumanity that's not well known

Don't see it if You don't like one-man plays (although this one has a particularly adept performer).

63
During previews
Intrusion
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking
August 9th, 2018

See it if you like solid acting and want to learn about the politics, history, and sociology of rape and sexual abuse.

Don't see it if you want to be engaged throughout. Some of the characters were interesting, but too many simply lectured.

79
During previews
Great set design, Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
July 16th, 2018

See it if you want to learn about interesting time period. I liked having my perception of the matriarch move from villain to hero. Solid performances

Don't see it if You need consistent accents among the actors and you dislike mysticism.

73
During previews
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great guitar
June 16th, 2018

See it if You like listening to great blues guitar and want to learn a little about Blind Lemon Jackson.

Don't see it if You prefer a clear, interesting narrative.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking
May 5th, 2018

See it if you want to see a musical that intelligently and humorously explores topics such as: regret, love, aging, and marriage.

Don't see it if you need all cast members to be polished w/strong voices. There were some great performances but some of the minor roles were weaker,

71
During previews
Shakespeare's Will
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Interesting
March 17th, 2018

See it if you want to see a fairly entertaining show about the life of Shakespeare's wife.

Don't see it if Everything was fine:music, acting, script, but ultimately it didn't quite come together for me.

80
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant
February 24th, 2018

See it if you want be absorbed by some solid performances, Sondheim music/ lyrics, and an interesting piece on those who assassinated US presidents,

Don't see it if The production was a but uneven. It needs props, some of Byck's scenes are too long, etc. The play may be disturbing to some.

Also Maltby as Czolgosz was a highlight. He has a beautiful voice, and made... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Having Our Say
Upper W Side
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant
February 17th, 2018

See it if you want to hear two old women tell mildly interesting stories. Needs editing and acting/staging are meh.. Projected photos are a nice touch

Don't see it if you can get tickets to Harriet Returns, which is a much better play about a more interesting life from around the same time period..

89
Harriet's Return
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see
February 16th, 2018

See it if you want to be riveted by great acting and writing while learning about an inspiring person.

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone

88
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant
January 17th, 2018

See it if you like well acted, thought-provoking, compelling, well written plays. Interesting parallels with Julius Caesar

Don't see it if This show has humor, tragedy, history, music, relevant themes,, and interesting characters. It should appeal to most people.

89
Hold These Truths
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking
December 16th, 2017

See it if you want to learn about one man's struggle to make the US recognize his constitutional rights during the WWII internment of Japanese

Don't see it if You don't like being entertained while learning something interesting. This is a terrific show and a strong performance. Go see it.

84
During previews
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking
November 12th, 2017

See it if I found the characters 3-D & the theme of "how can we be enthralled by petty problems when so much suffering in the world" to be compelling.

Don't see it if you would be bothered that the same plot device, people accidentally eavesdropping on others' conversations, is used at least three times

Also Colleen Clinton as Jessica and Richard Hollis as Simon were excellent!

84
During previews
Squeamish
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
October 12th, 2017

See it if You want to suspend your disbelief and enter an absorbing reality created by Alison Fraser and Aaron Mark. Cool effects too.

Don't see it if gore disturbs you.

85
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant
September 22nd, 2017

See it if you want to see fine actors portray the agony of the Vietnam war and the equally painful transition back to civilian life

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for painful stories.Some of the frenetic moving about detracted from the words, and the play could have been shorter.