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Reviews (43)
92
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever

See it if well...I mean...it's Shakespeare. Red Bull has hit the mark with this creative presentation of a play that often seems too familiar.

Don't see it if you want a traditional telling of this play. The production is much more about the play of the girls than the bard.

95
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you like musicals and are happy when they succeed at what they are after....the subject is new here maybe--the form is not.

Don't see it if You want to see something "new"---there's a lot to love here and its executed flawlessly---but there's not much "new."

50
Banal, Insipid, Overrated, Cliche, Formula

See it if you liked Anastasia.

Don't see it if you want to see something slightly better than Anastasia.

89
Entertaining, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like Shakespeare with a little innovation.

Don't see it if you want a four-hour play filled with all the trappings.

82
Carmen Jones
East Village
Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you want to see top-talent tackle forgettable material.

Don't see it if you want more than a well staged concert production with phenomenal performances.

76
During previews
Cliched, Fluffy, Relevant, Fun, Familiar

See it if you like jukebox musicals that do their best to forget that they are jukebox musicals.

Don't see it if you want something original.

40
During previews
Movie-of-the-week, Relevant, Slow, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you want to see all the stops pulled out for an important moment in the theater. Deborah Monk is a reason as well, she's wonderful here.

Don't see it if you'd like to see a play that holds up with the 'event' of the the production.

59
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you love Candide, but always found it too apolitical:) The acting is great. The show needs a substantive edit.

Don't see it if you don't want to experience three hours of a message play that preaches to things you already agree with and offers little new idea-wise.

90
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Indulgent, Masterful

See it if you've never seen a production of A New Brain.

Don't see it if you've already seen this production of A New Brain.

88
Delightful, Cliched, Quirky, Intelligent, Laugh-out-loud

See it if you're entertained by decadently devasting humor and moderately topical commentary----Oh---it'll help if you're on the queer spectrum.

Don't see it if You want more than a well-constructed monologue---that avoids feeling like an unfortunate one-man-show.

87
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if Want to see a classic staged with aplomb.

Don't see it if Expect anything ‘new’.

91
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Profound, Must see, Relevant, Edgy, Intense

See it if This moment in time makes your hair stand on end.

Don't see it if You require more that a really excellent law and order episode.

70
Wilderness
Lower E Side
Cliched, Excruciating, Relevant, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you're interested in the subject matter and can't find a quickly put together documentary on Netflix covering it.

Don't see it if you'd like a moving story arc or more than theatrical manipulations.

95
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Slow, Must see

See it if you want to see what Shakespeare has to say about our election.

Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare in tights.

96
During previews
The School for Scandal
West Village
Clever, Great staging, Relevant, Laugh outloud, Timless

See it if you want to laugh at people from over 200 years ago see yourself on stage.

Don't see it if you'd rather be watching the Real Housewives of London.

66
Quirky, Yawn, Too cute

See it if you think Alex Timbers is the best thing since sliced bread.

Don't see it if you have no idea who Alex Timbers is---this will seem fresh.

97
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You like talkly plays that hit close to home.

Don't see it if You didn't like the Apple family plays.

100
For a previous production
The Changeling
West Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Refined, Riveting, Deluxe

See it if you want to be reminded just how mesmerizing a four hundred year old play can be.

Don't see it if you're silly.

81
During previews
Quirky, Hilarious, Delightful, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you like AbFab, the bard, Green Day and well polished mayhem.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical in any traditional sense.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Profound, Original

See it if you like musicals that say something quietly and out loud.

Don't see it if you're soul is dead.

65
Hir
Midtown W
Overrated, Indulgent, Must see, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like living room comedies for the post modern family.

Don't see it if you don't like things like deconstruction and gender binaries.

85
First Daughter Suite
East Village
Cliched, Enchanting, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You're smart.

Don't see it if You're not.

91
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Dizzying, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Bloody

See it if You like a campy night of blood and sex with great language.

Don't see it if you want a simple night out.

67
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Great singing, Campy, Basic

See it if You’re looking for fantastic performances of pastiche and derivative material.

Don't see it if You’re looking for theater.

100
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Exquisite, Specific, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you believe the theatre is a place for community to gather and wrestle with itself.

Don't see it if you want a musical or something that puts spectacle before plot or character.

60
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Cliched, Great acting, Excruciating, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want 90 minutes of the hint of a profound idea.

Don't see it if you want something cohesive.

81
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like plays that delve into the dialectic.

Don't see it if you want the dialectic masked behind believable drama. The conversation the play is having is great---the construction is cookie cutter.

98
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Funny, Exquisite, Fluffy, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You like witty updated translations of old plays. Ives has never been better and the performances are hilarious.

Don't see it if You find French farce in rhyme to fantastic.

51
During previews
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Unoriginal, Interesting, Half-baked, Relevant, Excruciating

See it if you want to experience this soon to be lesser-known work by a talented playwright who has set aside his craft to play pure philosopher.

Don't see it if Skip it if you don't want a poor imitation of Brandon Jacobs Jenkins (and Jordan Harrison is Brilliant).

92
America is Hard to See
Soho/Tribeca
Engaging, Must see, Thought-provoking, Less-than-original-but-in-an-ok-way, Great acting

See it if You enjoy looking at the underside of the world in which we live told in creative “moment work” fashion by actors at the top of their games.

Don't see it if You’re looking for cohesive docudrama with a clear thesis. This play inspires research, but doesn’t seem to have a case of its own.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Informative, Innovative

See it if you enjoy top-notch production and acting skills being employed to tell an important story from history.

Don't see it if you're looking for something escapist.

65
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Enchanting, Disappointing, Excruciating, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you know the ins and outs of Peter Pan and want to see it explored thematically.

Don't see it if you don't want to see Peter pan explored through obscure and esoteric threads.

92
During previews
Banal, Topical, Amusing, Good fun, Must see

See it if Mary Testa makes your day as much as she makes mine. She gets the applause she deserves on her entrance and steals the show.

Don't see it if There's really no reason...but I saw the first preview---i might wait a few days

50
Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Ill-conceived, Excruciating

See it if you love, like love Andy Karl.

Don't see it if you want to respect Andy Karl in the morning.

95
Exquisite, Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Masterful

See it if You appreciate Kristin or divas in general.

Don't see it if You want to hear Kristin's greatest hits.

51
Matilda
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Bring children

See it if You want to be surrounded by sticky fingered children (not counting those onstage).

Don't see it if You want more than a musical for children.

92
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Resonant, Epic, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals.

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals.

84
Dry Powder
East Village
Topical, Resonant, Typical

See it if You have thoughts on capitalism and its effect on our world.

Don't see it if Slick staging sickens.

90
Dizzying, Excruciating, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You don't mind things that don't tell you what to think. This show simply asks, "how do I live?".

Don't see it if you don't enjoy shouting and monotonous spastic (but amusing) physical movement.

65
Annie
Brooklyn
Great writing, Great acting, Cliched, Dated, Unoriginal

See it if you really like Annie or have never seen a "first-classish" production of it.

Don't see it if you saw the Broadway revival and liked it. This is a saccharin Annie to be sure.

53
Gigantic
Midtown W
Disappointing, Insipid, Hilarious, Slow, Quirky

See it if you want to see something that feels like the best of fringe 2008.

Don't see it if you want more than as sitcom.

73
Steve
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Banal, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if you like show tunes and the same gender.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heady.

90
During previews
Gluten!
Midtown E
Intelligent, Quirky, Profound, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you wonder about what our future may be like.

Don't see it if you find the term "cunt muffin" offensive.