theatergoer123

Brooklyn
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Reviews (24)
88
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see women have a different type of discussion onstage, finally!

Don't see it if Swearing turns you off. You can't handle complex ladies.

95
During previews
Eureka Day
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to laugh at some poignant observations about current human behavior and interaction.

Don't see it if See it! Highly recommend. A tad could be trimmed in the middle, but this was very strong nonetheless.

75
Cyrano
Upstate New York
Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to go to a beautiful place to see a show!

Don't see it if A tad overlong. Play is in the thrust, but staged for a proscenium, so I wouldn’t recommend sitting on the sides.

76
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to see April Matthis hit it out of the park (ha). The rest of the cast is incredibly strong too.

Don't see it if I’m going to fault the writing here. There is no forward thrust to the writing, no reason to return after the intermission. The whole thing

Also Serves as a memory play (which could be done), but there is no propell... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re familiar with Three Sisters and want to see a fun spin on it with some of NYC’s strongest actors.

Don't see it if You’re a Chekhov purist.

92
Raunchy, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love to belly laugh and be silly for 90 minutes!

Don't see it if Fart and dick jokes are dumb to you. But maybe lighten up and just enjoy it for 90 minutes!

75
Hatef**k
Upper W Side
Good set, Current, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want biting dialogue on how to represent Muslims in the West today.

Don't see it if The whole play is two characters in a constant fight, which is tiring to watch and which makes it hard to absorb the real billboarded points

85
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Clever, Great staging, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a rarely produced classical play! Why see the same shows over and over?

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a plot you’re already familiar with. Classical stuff gives you the squirms.

Also The tone was a little inconsistent and seemed unsure at times. A lot o... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want a break from non-realism. You’re looking for something mythic.

Don't see it if All you like is kitchen sink naturalism. You can’t follow an accent different than your own.

Also I actually did like it, but feel a bunch could be trimmed. Cut that na... Read more Read less

98
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see some of the best ensemble acting in a reeeeally long time. You want to see Jez Butterworth’s work become even more sweeping.

Don't see it if You hate long plays, aren’t ready for a delicate, searing tale of heartbreak and loss.

75
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like plays about people putting on plays. You're willing to listen and laugh at yourself.

Don't see it if You're hyper defensive about being politically correct.

99
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Great staging

See it if 1. You are a fan of the books. 2. You are a fan of inventive, creative staging.

Don't see it if You are a miser who hates having a fun time in the theater!

75
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want a behind-the-scenes look at how an actor digests the possibility of playing a Shakespearean character.

Don't see it if You're unwilling to listen to discussions on race and racism in America.

Also I only wish Keith Hamilton Cobb had been more specific about his own c... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Wives
Midtown W
Clever initial premise, Then it becomes messy, But

See it if The first two scenes are funny + fun, and it's easy to find a link between them and forsee how future scenes will embellish on this idea.

Don't see it if HOWEVER, the third scene does not make sense with what's been set up. Furthermore, it's baffling why it's in the play and how it adds to the

Also discourse. The fourth scene would tie things together if that third on... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Dated, Insipid, Cliched

See it if You want to follow Bess Wohl’s next move.

Don't see it if It just isn’t very tight right now. It was the first preview, and kid actors take on leading roles in this one, so I’ll give the production

Also a little slack. Perhaps it needs more time. But the script seems sligh... Read more Read less

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an older piece feel extremely relevant in 2019.

Don't see it if You hate reading surtitles.

87
Mac Beth
West Village
Interesting concept, Powerful imagery, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You want to see a new concept interwoven into Shakespeare's words.

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist.

88
During previews
Riveting, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Glenda Jackson is doing a very fine job. So are 80% of the other actors up there. Shakespeare on Broadway is a rare thing, support it!

Don't see it if You can't stand heightened text or sit still for a long time.

85
During previews
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You’re a Chekhov fan. You liked Stupid F-ing Bird and wanna see what Aaron Posner did next. You’re an Austin Pendelton fan.

Don't see it if Chekhov gives you the willies.

96
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you love humanity revealed onstage by wonderful actors!

Don't see it if You hate singing and are homophobic.

76
During previews
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You want to examine women’s roles in America and how they cycle.

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative.

80
Great acting, Dated

See it if You want to catch Elaine May!

Don't see it if You hate direct address narration.

10
Thunderbodies
Soho/Tribeca
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like splash without substance and imagery without anything significant to say behind it.

Don't see it if You want something behind the absurdity to hold it up. As it is, this play is floundering and I'm shocked Soho Rep picked it for the season.

Also I'm sorry, but this was just lazy playwriting. Word play and nothing m... Read more Read less

30
Pushkin
East Village
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if You’re a Russian or Pushkin fan.

Don't see it if You want feeling behind the language or a script that MOVES.

Also Read that this play was in verse, but I couldn’t hear it at all, just ... Read more Read less