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Reviews (173)
100
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if Stephen Sondheim is a must see. This version by Marianne Elliot works! Katrina Lenk and Patti lupone are superb. It's the best revival.

Don't see it if You wanna miss out!

70
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Quirky, Confusing, Clever

See it if The cast was wonderful and so is the language and vocabulary by Richard Greenberg. The set is beautiful

Don't see it if Long and perplexing

70
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if A revisal of an old piece by Meredith Wilson with a refreshing Beth Malone as Molly. Titanic related stories may be of interest to some.

Don't see it if Social and political themes crammed in your throat

85
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Adrienne Warren and her star turn is the reason to see this electrifying show.

Don't see it if Juke box musicals are not your thing.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Confusing, Great acting

See it if Alich Birch forces you to choose where to focus in this devastating play about generational suicide. Carla Gugino is amazing.

Don't see it if Sad and confusing and plays that require you to think, feel and work hard are not for you.

76
Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if Len Cariou and Craig Bierko are both excellent as dad and son in this drama about life and change and aging.

Don't see it if family dramas are not your thing.

85
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if This cast in a small space was so much fun. Loved Jon Groff, Christian Borle and Tammy Blanchard. Don't feed the plants

Don't see it if you don't like revivals or good looking cast members. Some people complain about everything.

60
During previews
Slow, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Bob Dylan's music and a cast that works hard to tell a sad story albeit in a very slow manner.

Don't see it if Depressing shows are not your thing and juke box musicals

65
Overrated, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you like songs by Alanis Morrissette set to a story. Great singing by an able cast. Just wish the story is not crammed with socio-politics.

Don't see it if Juke box musicals are not your thing and if you don't like musicals that preach to you.

10
During previews
Confusing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if Fell asleep for 90% of the show. Love Tony Kushner but the new device of time interruption from the future didn't work for me.

Don't see it if Long talky play about politics not your thing

85
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Wonderful to see Marisa Tomei shine on stage under Trip Cullman's direction of this Tennessee William's play. It was a great night.

Don't see it if Reimagined classics are not your thing.

75
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Epic

See it if King Kong puppetry and scenic design are a must see. It was magical to see Kong come alive.

Don't see it if movies that become unsuccessful musicals are not your thing.

90
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Fun fun show that has a rock concert vibe. Alex Brightman delivers a solid Beetlejuice

Don't see it if you don't wanna have fun.

100
Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Romantic, Ambitious

See it if Alex Timbers delivers a spectacular extravaganza with delicious music and a scenic delight. Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo and the cast rock.

Don't see it if You have to see it!

100
Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if fresh new work invigorates you

Don't see it if you want to miss out on a great thing

85
During previews
Edgy, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if The body count is high but Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen & Julie White are here to do the clean up in a clever, and grotesque manner.

Don't see it if Blood, guts, nudity, Shakespearean verse and lough out loud funny are not your thing.

70
Socrates
East Village
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Michael Stuhlbarg is a very good actor. Socrates is highly political and intense.

Don't see it if Long plays with lots rhetoric and politics turn you off.

70
Indulgent, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Cher's life told in song by 3 wonderful actresses. Stephanie J. Block is fantastic. The costumes are beautiful.

Don't see it if Juke box musicals drive you crazy.

60
Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if The book is funny but you don't remember much of the music.

Don't see it if Another movie turned into a musical.

70
Indulgent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Campy and refreshing. Outsiders and LGBTQ characters as well as big brassy Broadway actors dominate the show. Great dancing and relevant.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel like you're being preached to.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if Come on! who hasn't yet seen Avenue Q. It's sesame street on speed. Funny!

Don't see it if Puppets scare you

100
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Lincoln Center delivers a first class Fair Lady. Lauren Ambrose and Laura Benanti are both glorious. Harry Haden Paton is just perfect.

Don't see it if you want to miss out on a great thing

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if Golden Age Broadway musicals enthrall you. Kelli O'Hara is wonderful. Great choreography and music. Will Chase is charming.

Don't see it if old fashioned musicals are not your cup of tea

80
Harry Clarke
West Village
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

See it if Billy Crudup playing 19 characters really well and telling a tale distinctly appeals to you.

Don't see it if one man shows bore you

81
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Cliched, Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if Josh Harmon pushes the envelope, and he does. Jessica Hecht is great as an admissions director for a prep school torn to promote diversity.

Don't see it if going overboard peddling the notion of celebrating diversity in school as a be all is a bit downputting.

80
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you Like Martin McDonagh and his dark materials. Dan Stevens is charming as Mooney. It's a gripping play in rural Ireland.

Don't see it if the accents are hard to understand at times

77
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if the plight of illegal immigrants in America and their struggles may be moving. Wonderful cast.

Don't see it if It's also very one sided. It depicts illegal immigrants as victims and the law as evil.

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if History lessons about Cambodia, a stellar cast and the wonderful writing by Lauren Yee tells. The devices are clever. It's a good play!

Don't see it if Asian experience is not your thing.

70
Raunchy, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if Duncan Sheik's music and a cast led by Jen Damiano and Joel Perez bring you to that decadent '60s era. It was entertaining.

Don't see it if Smoking, sex and the 60s are not your thing.

90
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Emojis come to life! it's so silly that it's great. Fun show with a cast that's excellent. Go see it.

Don't see it if Silly comedy turns you off.

75
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A vocally excellent cast in a fresh installment of Gerald Alessandrini's spoof of Broadway now. It's just fun for theater geeks.

Don't see it if You don't like parody and you don't know the current crop of Broadway shows.

75
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious

See it if Ivo Van Hove's style and direction is the reason to see this piece. Bare stage, big projections, and scenes happening offstage. Gritty, raw

Don't see it if WSS purists should stay home. Cut songs, new choreography, color blind casting may put you off.

85
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Neil Simonesque, Bess Wohl delivers a fresh brand new family dramedy that is very absorbing, funny, poignant and surprising.

Don't see it if You don't like the old fashioned drawing room family drama comedy.

90
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Riveting, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Clever

See it if The Crucible as seen in the me too era lens with a creative staging where the stage becomes the audience and the house the stage. Intense!

Don't see it if Long and depressing.

70
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if Retelling of Macbeth in Scotland, PA. Clever in parts, songs are catchy, and kudos to Ryan Mc Cartan, Alysha Umphress and Jay Johnson.

Don't see it if campy comedy irritates you

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A wonderfully crafted story for a new generation with superb acting from an ensemble of actors. It is melodrama that pulls you in.

Don't see it if 7 hours long in 2 parts.

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Intense, Indulgent

See it if Enjoyed it because of Joe Iconis' music and the performances by George Salazar and all the Asians in the cast. Funny and entertaining.

Don't see it if Loud music throughout

70
Raunchy, Overrated, Indulgent, Clever

See it if edgy and creative interpretations of classic works excite you

Don't see it if Long, and painfully slow make it hard to stay awake.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Temptations jukebox musical is very entertaining and lots of nostalgia factor esp. for those from the era.

Don't see it if Another jukebox musical turns you off

80
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Glenda Jackson is the reason to see this Shakespeare tragedy. Sam Gold's minimalist staging works

Don't see it if Long tragic plays with everyone dying is not your thing.

70
Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Bryan Adams now writes for musicals. I wish he was in this. Samantha Barks does what she can with what she's given. Andy Karl & Orfeh rocks

Don't see it if another great movie that misses the mark of a musicalization

85
Ambitious, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if Elsa and Anna against the world. Kudos to Caissie Levy and Patti Murin for a great interpretation. The design is very inventive

Don't see it if Beware singing girls dressed as Elsa.

90
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Bryan Cranston gives a star turn in this epic mixed media adaptation by Ivo Van Hove. It's great

Don't see it if sensory overload may be a problem to some.

70
White Noise
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Daveed Diggs is fascinating as Leo in this social experiment by Suzan Lori Parks

Don't see it if The play is too long and borders on the absurd. Plays the race card very hard.

94
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if One of the best plays on Broadway. Jeff Daniels and the cast are a must see. Atticus Finch makes us reflect on ourselves and the society.

Don't see it if Americana classics and long plays bore you

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Shakespearean in scope. May be the best play this season. Intense and engaging to the end. It's a tragedy with a great twist in the end

Don't see it if very Long and the Irish accent may be a hindrance to some

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if Santino Fontina playing dual roles, singing and dancing in a hilarious musical. What's not to like?

Don't see it if Gender bending mistaken identity plots are not your thing.

80
Lured
East Village
Riveting, Intense, Brutal, Disturbing

See it if you want to see how the world is portrayed in Russia with regards to their horrible treatment of gays

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, brutality, and disturbing images

70
Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky, Charming

See it if Jimmy Buffett music catalog set to a play entices you. Charming romantic plot that involves a volcano and Buffett songs.

Don't see it if Juke box musicals turn you off.

75
Delightful, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if seeing an actor with down syndrome play a character with one. Jamie Brewer does well in her off Broadway debut. She reacts well!

Don't see it if it bothers you to celebrate persons with disabilities or differences on stage.