The4thWall

New York City | Male
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Reviews (913)
79
Intelligently written, Slice of life, Uneven acting, Good story
December 28th, 2022

See it if you are interested in one of the protagonists. Absorbing story. Bettany is excellent.

Don't see it if Pope is not right for the role. In an attempt to emulate the original he comes out forced and overly effeminate especially on the first act.

88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see
December 14th, 2022

See it if Great production with wonderful performers, music and story. A pleasure. Intimate and engrossing. A must see.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sondheim's or off-broadway productions.

88
The Hours
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Moving, Must see, Great book, Great singing
December 14th, 2022

See it if Great fast paced and multifaceted story. Great twists. Superb performances.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate atonal music.

73
During previews
Good plot, sometimes uneven, Entertaining, Great acting
December 8th, 2022

See it if Good story with good twists. Really well acted and staged. Entertaining.

Don't see it if some of the plot on the 2nd act feels either like ex-machina or magical realism. Jerky. Needs streamlining & no intermission.

76
Entertaining, Absorbing, Fun, Funny
December 1st, 2022

See it if Mike does a great job and is funny and entertaining. Especially skillful at playing to the entire audience on all sides.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up comedy.

64
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow
December 1st, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Audra's. As usual she is impeccable. The story is actually really good.

Don't see it if Unfortunately the storytelling is really slow and meandering. It needs a bit more speed.

Also The ancillary actors are negligible and could be done without. It feel... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Far Country
Chelsea
Confusing, Enjoyable, Good acting, Uneven
December 1st, 2022

See it if Overall it's a good story and it's well acted. It is enjoyable and doesn't overstay.

Don't see it if The main problem is the voice. Sometimes thriller (riveting), sometimes waxing poetic (unnatural). It needs to pick a lane.

Also The production is really great though a bit underused.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Clever
November 20th, 2022

See it if A clever reinterpretation of The Gloria Films. Interesting, absorbing and enjoyable.

Don't see it if Sometimes it gets a bit confusing.

77
During previews
Fun, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging
November 20th, 2022

See it if Great production. Great story & singing. Fun & entertaining.

Don't see it if There's just some "je nais sais quoi" missing. The songs are very good and move the plot along but are a bit long and not really memorable.

72
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Great staging
November 20th, 2022

See it if Great staging and superb acting.

Don't see it if If you know the story, you know the story. Been done.Even with great staging, the story is verbatim what you know & expect. No surprises.

79
During previews
Becky Nurse of Salem
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing
November 12th, 2022

See it if Great acting and a story that does raise valid parallels with the past. Very entertaining and fun.

Don't see it if There is a loll in the beginning of act 2 that needs to be worked out. Seen early in previews.

77
During previews
Sandra
Gramercy
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining
November 12th, 2022

See it if Very enjoyable thriller.The writing and acting are absorbing and do paint pictures that make the play feel more active than a 1 person show.

Don't see it if One person shows are not for you.

72
The Gett
West Village
Confusing, Uneven, Entertaining
November 12th, 2022

See it if Mostly entertaining and cute. Enjoyable.

Don't see it if The problem is that the main character crosses the line between quirky and very unlikable. What does a woman get from a Gett? A divorce.

Also The shows seems to want to parallel the protagonist's life and the cre... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
November 12th, 2022

See it if Brilliantly acted show with profound, thought-provoking themes and expertly and compellingly written.

Don't see it if Conversations about child abusers are too uncomfortable.

78
During previews
The Bandaged Place
Midtown W
Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
November 6th, 2022

See it if Moving story with great storytelling. Great acting except for 1. Absorbing and intense at times.

Don't see it if There are a couple of scenes that are too long including a dance number. Main theme can be upsetting to some.

60
During previews
Absurd, Uneven, Confusing
November 4th, 2022

See it if Solid acting and the makings of exploring some relevant issues.

Don't see it if Too confusing with unevenly relevant scenes. Absurd is great when it uses it to be thought-provoking. This confuses more than it engages.

80
Parade
Midtown W
Absorbing, Good music, Relevant, Great singing
November 4th, 2022

See it if Great story with good music and writing. Relevant.

Don't see it if Framing song is relevant and seem to glorify the confederacy. Very little is explored of the anti-semitism. Needs book updating.

63
During previews
Superficial, Slow, Disappointing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if Nice performances and some ok romance moments.

Don't see it if The environment where it takes place is way more relevant and is too lightly explored. Slow 2 person show.

74
During previews
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Uneven, Enjoyable, Banal, Entertaining
November 3rd, 2022

See it if Fun songs and performances. Great singing. Catchy.

Don't see it if Very light on story. Some songs could be cut for more dialogue.

69
Long, Meandering, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting
November 3rd, 2022

See it if Top notch performances! some solid scenes.

Don't see it if Lots of scenes that don't make an absorbing whole. Very confusing ex-machina ending. Disappointing.

76
Great writing, Clever, Uneven, Great acting, Entertaining
November 3rd, 2022

See it if you are a fan of the book and are ready for a less strict presentation of the text. Great performances and clever direction. Entertaining.

Don't see it if The addition of music–not a musical–didn't really work. Even though the songs are short and don't overstay their welcome it's better without

85
A Little Life
Brooklyn
Riveting, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if you read the book and/or if you are moved by powerful painful stories. Fantastic performances and brilliant staging.

Don't see it if You can't stomach 4 hours of subtitles. It's a lot. This play needs to be done in English.

79
During previews
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent
October 22nd, 2022

See it if Saw in early previews and much is changing daily. Edgy, modern, exciting storytelling. Great acting/staging.

Don't see it if you like your plots extra linear and cohesive. Not the intention here. Light absurdism is not your thing.

76
During previews
A Man of No Importance
East Village
Banal directing, Banal staging, Great story, Great acting
October 22nd, 2022

See it if you like well acted/sang good stories.

Don't see it if The bare stage at CSC has been done to death. Can it do anything else? After all these years everything ends up looking like everything else

Also CSC needs new blood

63
During previews
Only Gold
Midtown W
Long, Unfocused, Great dancing, Manic
October 22nd, 2022

See it if you like dance shows. Great staging.

Don't see it if it needs direction+focus. The dancing is great but 25 people dancing on a small stage is overwhelming and hectic. Some dancers can't sing.

Also One of the dancers who can't sing had her dance sang by someone else. ... Read more Read less

60
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Boring, Great singing, Uneven, Dated
October 22nd, 2022

See it if you are a fan of the cast.

Don't see it if The show is painfully dated. As a 80 min play it would have been interesting. Most of the music is about nothing that furthers the plot.

Also This show should be put to pasture. Talent is good, but can't overcome... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Slow, Good change of setting, Uneven acting, Old fashioned
October 9th, 2022

See it if if you like Shaw. Most are fine but one was embarrassingly miscast. Good story but kinda dated.

Don't see it if you want something more modern and fresh.

64
During previews
No stakes, Slow, Great singing, Fluffy, Banal
October 9th, 2022

See it if The sining is solid and the melodies are fine. Better for fans of the movie.

Don't see it if the story has no stakes really, most lyrics don't really add to the story. And there's a lot of long songs. Boring & banal.

Also too many songs that are useless to the "plot" and all overly long. The... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Insipid, Intense, Indulgent, Disappointing
October 5th, 2022

See it if there is an intense story at the center of it but...

Don't see it if it is covered by TERRIBLY written material nd a EGREGIOUS lack of care of the victims that came after him

Also As the actor defends the perpetrator, the audience was gasping and com... Read more Read less

85
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
October 5th, 2022

See it if Tight and fast. Expert writing combining pathos and laughter. Great performances. Relevant and fresh. Great play!

Don't see it if Issues of dealing with cancer are not for you.

76
During previews
Safe, Entertaining, Dejá vu, Great writing, Great acting
October 5th, 2022

See it if It's a solid show especially if you haven't seen it before. Great performances, with great use of set. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you have seen the play before and were hoping for a new take or something fresh from it. This is very straightforward.

45
Banal, Cringy at points, Mostly subpar acting, 1 great performance, Discombobulated writing
October 5th, 2022

See it if This was a mess. We have seen recently many plays that repeat some event verbatim. It can be done well. This was not the case.

Don't see it if Subpar performances (with one exception) and VERY bad extra writing. Embarrassing for the public.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful
October 5th, 2022

See it if A quintessence of what a Bdwy play should be. Compelling story, great writing in script and style, masterful acting, meaningful ending.

Don't see it if Run to see it.

74
During previews
Absorbing, Too long/slow, Great writing, Great acting
October 5th, 2022

See it if Masterful performances, great writing and clever use of sets. Absorbing and moving.

Don't see it if It was over 3 hours. Unnecessarily long. Took some of the steam of the show. Some scenes, albeit well written and performed are redundant.

78
Jasper
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
September 17th, 2022

See it if It's a great story with really good dialogue writing that feels relevant and natural. Great acting!

Don't see it if Intermission on a 2hr show is unnecessary & took some sail from it. There are really no needless scenes but a 10 min cut would be better.

75
american (tele)visions
East Village
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
September 17th, 2022

See it if you like cool ways of telling a story, great staging and acting. Absorbing.

Don't see it if Sometimes repetitive/redundant in a way that lolls and sucks some air out of the show. Needs 20-25 min trimming to make it more powerful.

83
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
September 13th, 2022

See it if this was fantastic! What great acting and writing. Fun and riveting. Woods should be grabbed by Audible immediately. What talent!

Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows.

67
Long, Barebones production, Uneven, Indulgent, Disappointing
August 8th, 2022

See it if There's a good story that they take from the book. Mostly Ok acting. Main actor has some severe blunders.

Don't see it if But, for Broadway, the production was definitely cheap. It's overly narrated and should have been edited to 1:45. The movie is way better.

Also A lot of the punch of the story is taken away by 10 year-olds being pl... Read more Read less

77
Mister Miss America
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
July 31st, 2022

See it if Funny and really well written/acted. Very absorbing story. 75 min.

Don't see it if solo plays and LBGT plots are not for you.

69
During previews
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Solid staging/blocking, Great singing, Misleading title, Needs streamlining
July 31st, 2022

See it if There are good songs and great singing. The main story is good, just not what the title implies.

Don't see it if Too many unnecessary songs slow the pace & bore.Who invented that every main character MUST have a solo, no matter how harmful to the plot?

59
The Panic of '29
Midtown E
Needs direction, Long, Disappointing, Unfocused
July 31st, 2022

See it if There is a potential here if it decides what it wants to be. Comedy, Social Commentary, Drama. As it is it's all & neither.

Don't see it if Too long. Needs direction and trimming.

84
During previews
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing
July 24th, 2022

See it if Really intelligent adaptation of the original for modern times. Greatly acted. Very cohesive and absorbing.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience to sit through 3:30 hrs though it flies. There are enough intermission and pauses in perfect places for brakes.

80
Notre Dame de Paris
Upper W Side
Fun, Absorbing, Great story, Great singing, Great music
July 24th, 2022

See it if Great show, music, dancing, singing story. Really enjoyable evening. Great talent and great venue.

Don't see it if you don't want to read supertitles.

59
1 very long act, American accents/easier to understand, Same old, Disappointing
July 24th, 2022

See it if you want to see a mostly traditional Shakespeare and you know who the characters are supposed to be and their back history. Solid acting

Don't see it if You expect something vibrant and a point of entry to understand an important story.

84
During previews
HEART
West Village
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing
July 12th, 2022

See it if Really well written and performed. Great story. Thought provoking. Heartfelt.

Don't see it if one-person shows are not for you.

79
Titanique
Gramercy
Fun, Great music, Great singing, Funny
July 4th, 2022

See it if You like Celine Dion's music and or the Titanic movie. Amazing voices/orchestra. This was a lot of fun!

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

65
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Disappointing, Uneven, Idiosyncratic, Long
July 4th, 2022

See it if you like Jodi Picoult. The singing/acting is really good.

Don't see it if the problem is the story. Goes in too many directions to solve the banal ones at length and overlook the real ones. 24 songs in 2hr25min!

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