The4thWall

New York City | Male
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Reviews (866)
80
And So We Walked
West Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking
June 28th, 2022

See it if really riveting and passionately told story. Absorbing and important

Don't see it if you don't care about solo acts

80
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking
June 25th, 2022

See it if Very funny and enjoyable. Great writing with lots of tangents that lead to the conclusion. Absorbing. This is more than just about abortion.

Don't see it if you're not up for one-person comedies.

50
Banal sets, Unispired, Long, Very slow
June 21st, 2022

See it if you wanna try a modern costume/setting Shakespeare.

Don't see it if Hamlet speaks so slowly that you can't help but wonder if her's trying to remember his lines. Weird direction on that. Overall lackluster

87
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking
June 19th, 2022

See it if beautifully done adaptation of the novel. Moving and compelling. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if you don't care about long shows.

80
During previews
53% OF
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
June 19th, 2022

See it if great fun writing and acting. Great direction and change of scenes. Moves fast and pleasurably.

Don't see it if The last act (last 15 min) is a bit disjointed. And really doesn't match the rest. Like it was transplanted here from somewhere else.

77
Chains
Midtown W
Well produced/acted, Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking
June 19th, 2022

See it if you enjoy old plays with absorbing conundrums. Well acted and staged.

Don't see it if 2hr with an intermission was unnecessary. Small cuts would make the play flow better and faster and 90 min without intermission.

80
Weightless
Virtual
Resonant, Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing
June 13th, 2022

See it if this was fun. Really good music, voices, story, storytelling. Great entertainment.

Don't see it if you want a full Broadway production. This is a concert.

77
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Enjoyable
June 11th, 2022

See it if 100 minutes. Great acting and good story with a believable conclusion. Very enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don't like gay themes. Some of the dialogue could afford to be a little less pedantic and more real conversational.

60
During previews
Corsicana
Midtown W
Boring, Great acting, Bad direction, Disappointing, Inane
June 11th, 2022

See it if you want to see great performances of meandering text with banal direction. Kudos to all actors.

Don't see it if The writing is amateur even though there kinda is an interesting story buried in bad direction. Sets/Lighting are a disaster.

Also There is a canopy made for a garage shop over this production. Why? Lo... Read more Read less

49
The Orchard
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing
June 9th, 2022

See it if I REALLY wanted to like it. There is a good amount of creativity in the design.

Don't see it if It's messy and overly complicated. They threw everything in there, the kitchen sink and a boot arm. Confusing. 2hr without intermission.Why?

Also What to say when a play spends 12 minutes with uninterrupted ASL, Fren... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Very simple sets, Bizarre hamlet, Great book
June 4th, 2022

See it if the book is great and even most of the lyrics. Picks up the best parts of the story.

Don't see it if Atonal most of the time is bland. Hamlet looks very old and acts half the time like a clown rather than a tormented youngster.

89
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting
June 3rd, 2022

See it if Gorgeous production! Great acting and imagination. Lots of thought-provoking themes.

Don't see it if you prefer plays where the main character are not young and plays without magical elements

79
The Line
Virtual
Riveting, Great talent, Great acting, Intelligent
June 2nd, 2022

See it if Great actors in a retelling of actual interviews. Very well edited. Relevant.

Don't see it if It's a video.

75
Neat
Virtual
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing
June 2nd, 2022

See it if Very well performed and written. Interesting and entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like simple mid-pandemic online zoom-style recordings. The story and acting easily put me past those considerations.

40
Messy, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing
June 2nd, 2022

See it if it has many ambitious themes but murks everything up and accomplishes nothing. Less would have been more.

Don't see it if Pretentious at times. Messy and confusing with lots of longs uncomfortable "pauses". Poorly written and directed.

Also I wanted to like it as most everything I have ever seen at Soho Rep bu... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Not for everyone, Intereting, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
May 29th, 2022

See it if great acting, writing. Lots of actors at the same time and timing was already top notch on 2nd preview. Funny and Interesting.

Don't see it if 2hr without an intermission. This is not so much a story arc as it is a situation where tidbits are released in day-to-day way.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Great show with lots of important themes, well written with relatable characters and satisfying story lines.

Don't see it if you don't care for LGBT, family or end of life topics

30
Banal music, Great singing, Confusing, Nonsensical, Terrible
May 26th, 2022

See it if you don't care that plot is a mere suggestions.

Don't see it if Music is forgettable at best and never reflects what goes on in the plot

85
Lucia di Lammermoor
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Modern, Inspired, Great singing, Great staging
May 26th, 2022

See it if great voices and interpretation. Great new reimagining of time/place. Modern invigorated sets. Kudos!

Don't see it if you don't like reimagined operas.

79
For a previous production
Don Carlos
Upper W Side
Disappointing new sets, Long, Great singing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Great voices (you never hear a bad singer at the Met.) Solid plot. Interesting.

Don't see it if Long. Disappointing new sets. Drab and generic looking.

84
For a previous production
Rigoletto
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great singing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Great new more traditional production. Lavish and polished. Great singing. Great story.

Don't see it if you prefer the Vegas production with some laughs interspersed with the tragedy.

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting
May 26th, 2022

See it if a family opera, better than the other holiday offerings for the past 10 years. Accessible to all.

Don't see it if you expect the full version of the opera

84
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
May 23rd, 2022

See it if Very entertaining and fast paced drama. Lots of plot twists in just 80 min. Very well acted and written. Absorbing and entertaining.

Don't see it if You prefer comedies.

73
Off-broadway quality, Spoofy, Cute, Funny
May 21st, 2022

See it if Enjoyable, entertaining. Good talent. Silly fun with enjoyable melodies

Don't see it if Good show for off Broadway but it's not Broadway quality material.

89
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Refreshing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Great writing
May 16th, 2022

See it if Really great take on the original. Inspired but not restricted by. Beautiful use of re-analyzing and growing from the original. Refreshing.

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket or you want your Shakespeare pristine.

77
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Clever staging, Interesting, Absorbing, Entertaining
May 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a show with a True Crime feel. It doesn't feel like a true story. Solid writing and performances.

Don't see it if Some of the plot doesn't make a lot of sense in the end. Another plot makes sense but not for the reasons that it gives.

75
Shipwreck
Virtual
Well executed, Thought-provoking, Relevant
May 12th, 2022

See it if Well done, interesting, thought provoking. Some intriguing ideas.

Don't see it if May be controversial to some. Even though the point is simply to play some devil's advocate.

76
Banal, Dated, Great singing, Nice, Interesting
May 12th, 2022

See it if you like the leads. Performances are really great! So is Choreography/dancing. Classic revival with no great creativity other than dancing.

Don't see it if Overall the show is dated. Nome good songs but also some boring ones. Story is stale. Entertaining but forgettable.

Also Hard to excuse the vainglory and evil of the main character especially... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent
May 10th, 2022

See it if Great acting. Great Concept. Important. Moving. Great Screenplay.

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

30
Boring, Banal, No acting, Wikipedia entry
May 10th, 2022

See it if you like someone to do an audio on a topic you would rather not read about online. Good sets.

Don't see it if Spoken in third person. No acting. No character interaction. Dry reciting of facts. Surfing online is more interesting.

68
Dated, Uneven, For byrne's fans
May 10th, 2022

See it if you like and know the music.

Don't see it if No entertaining gimmicks other than some choreography. No costume or set changes. Not for everyone.

68
Slow, Great acting, Middling
May 10th, 2022

See it if great performance by Moloney. Unevenly engaging.

Don't see it if writing is slow in stile and clarity. Hard to focus.

30
Terrible story, Bad acting, Good melodies, Cringey
May 10th, 2022

See it if You have been to Burning Man and are curious.

Don't see it if You have actually been to Burning Man and can see the travesty (not parody at all).

85
For a previous production
Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Great music
May 9th, 2022

See it if Beautiful production of the classic. Sutton Foster is a phenomenon.Can't go wrong with Cole Porter.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy classic musicals.

92
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting
May 9th, 2022

See it if Excellent. Funny, fun, heartfelt. Great music that propels story with catchy fun melodies. Great cast! Great staging. Great message.

Don't see it if you can't get a ticket to this sold out run.

88
POTUS
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Funny
May 7th, 2022

See it if you like fun and clever comedy. Expertly acted with perfect timing. Great story arc with opportunities for all actors to shine. FUN!

Don't see it if comedies are not your thing.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great writing
May 7th, 2022

See it if A brilliant cast to the classic. Beautiful voices. Delightful music. Great story. Fun!

Don't see it if you dislike minimal sets/production. Encores are "concerty" productions but really well done.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing
May 7th, 2022

See it if Great writing and great cast. Great entertaining story with a powerful and refreshing message.

Don't see it if you don't like small plays

77
Entertaining, Refreshing, Fun
May 3rd, 2022

See it if Great story with a twist. Well written and performed.

Don't see it if you don't like audio

75
Entertaining, Brief, Well conceived, Well acted
May 3rd, 2022

See it if Short absorbing story. Well executed

Don't see it if You don't like audio.

34
Suffs
East Village
Zero feeling/all information, Great cast, Sang wikipedia, Boring, Banal
April 29th, 2022

See it if Great cast mostly.

Don't see it if Almost 3 hour long of sang prose from a Wikipedia page. This happened then that happened, this person [name] said this (times 30).No emotion

Also No verses, no rhymes. Just sang through regular speech. No place for a... Read more Read less

75
Needs a dramaturge, Uneven talent, Plot has too many holes, Great staging, Entertaining
April 27th, 2022

See it if Fun lighthearted story. Some great talent. Great staging. Cinderella and Stepmother are phenomenal. Some good music.

Don't see it if Some not-so-good lyrics. Plot doesn’t make sense within itself. Some actor is severely miscast in the role.

95
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant
April 26th, 2022

See it if Masterful performance. Riveting. Comer shows a vast range of acting. Flawless.

Don't see it if You can’t get a ticket.

69
Entertaining, Dated, Slow
April 26th, 2022

See it if Old fashioned 2 person show. Some fun startles. Only matinee on a Tuesday.

Don't see it if At 1hr 50 min a 20 min intermission was uncalled for. Slow especially on start. Sometimes confusing.

77
Forgettable music, Great staging, Entertaining, Fun
April 25th, 2022

See it if Cute and fun entertainment. Enjoyable. Good acting/singing.

Don't see it if Most of the melodie’s are forgettable. Some scenes are downers and 2hr40m it needs pruning.

82
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Great score
April 24th, 2022

See it if Fun musical of the musical. Great music and lyrics. Great talent/singing. Smart staging. FUN!! Clever.

Don't see it if At 2hr45m it could be shortened, though every song has its place.

76
Entertaining, Fun, Great story, Great music
April 24th, 2022

See it if Great music with a fun interesting story. Very entertaining and energetic.

Don't see it if You prefer serious plays. Not all voices were great.

91
Thought-provoking, Outstanding puppetry, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Beautifully told tale. Spectacular Olivier Award winning puppetry. Grabbing story. Great staging. Must see. For all ages.

Don't see it if You dislike whimsy.

91
Darkly delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Fast paced entertaining. Greatly told story. Great movement. Darkly delightful. Grabbing.

Don't see it if You don’t like darkly fairytale-like stories.

95
Intelligent, Great staging, Riveting, Must see
April 22nd, 2022

See it if Must see production of the beloved classic. Fresh riveting and poignant. Moving. Fantastic music. Spectacular staging. Fresh.

Don't see it if No reason.