Theatre Dog

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Reviews (67)
55
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are looking for a fluffy piece with a few laughs.

Don't see it if a 90 minute British sit-com pilot is your cup of tea, because that's what this felt like.

Also Terrific actors saddled with a basically unfunny script. Tired tropes.... Read more Read less

72
Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy atypical plays. Comedies. Outstanding acting

Don't see it if you are looking for large scale theatre.

Also This was a good but not great show. The acting was fabulous and the id... Read more Read less

63
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You are an Alice in wonderland fan and wish to see an interpretation of it.

Don't see it if Don't care for musicals, especially when the story isn't that strong.

Also Just kinda meh. Some talented players but the book was nothing much.

52
Disappointing

See it if you enjoy family dramas.

Don't see it if you enjoy lighter fare.

Also Terribly disappointed by this production. Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano ar... Read more Read less

35
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if enjoy plays that look at race relations through an interesting and unique prospective.

Don't see it if you wish to see a tight, coherent show or if some nudity and raunchiness bothers you.

Also Even though this show has no intermission it is still in two acts. In ... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if enjoy jukebox musicals that involve a more serious tone.

Don't see it if slow, rarely humorous, dramas mixed with songs are not your idea of something you'd like.

Also Very talented singers are constantly interrupting the story with songs... Read more Read less

50
Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if enjoy dark comedies. Or plays with a bit of oddness to them.

Don't see it if you demand a tight, well written script and terrific acting or are looking for something light and fluffy.

Also There is a good play here but it lies within an overwritten longer pla... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if want to see a master class in acting and directing.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, lighthearted shows.

Also Such a flawless production. I went a 2nd time and took 4 more with me.... Read more Read less

70
Confusing, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you like extreme and edgy.

Don't see it if violence, sexual situations, actors speaking in the french language are turn offs.

65
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like old timey comedies with lots of funny lines.

Don't see it if you enjoy thought provoking, dramatic shows.

Also A nice show but not nearly as amusing as One Man, Two Guvnors. Dialect... Read more Read less

55
Confusing, Funny, Silly, Absurdist

See it if you enjoy silly, absurdist low tech productions.

Don't see it if you enjoy plays that make sense, plays that are well written.

Also This silly and at times very funny show is really more of a college-li... Read more Read less

65
Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Dull

See it if enjoy great acting that, in part, makes up for a rather dull script.

Don't see it if you actually want dramatic conflict to heighten the script. This play was two hours of jibber-jabber. Nothing actually happens.

52
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if you want to see Denzel Washington, please go. He does a terrific job.

Don't see it if don't want to sit for 3:45 minutes of dull repetitious dialogue where nothing much happens.

70
Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if wish to see Mark Rylance or are a fan of period pieces.

Don't see it if want a great script or need a quickly paced show.

Also Lovely to look at and well done, but it was boring.

70
Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging, Slow

See it if want an alternative to big, splashy musicals.

Don't see it if think Sponge Bob the Musical is art.

Also I don't understand the love for this production. My guess is that it i... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Edgy, Slow

See it if you like edgy dramas and nudity doesn't bother you.

Don't see it if nudity on stage bothers you and you don't care for dramas

9
During previews
Disappointing, Redundant, Boring

See it if interested in seeing the book/film transferred to stage.

Don't see it if wish new insights into the book/film.

Also I seemed to be in the minority at the performance I saw but I thought ... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if enjoy plays that are cleverly staged and deal with actual historical events.

Don't see it if you wish a straight forward type show with sets. Or want great drama.

Also The first half hour or so of this play are stellar. I loved the incorp... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if like fluffy comedies that are well done with terrific actors.

Don't see it if you wish anything thought provoking.

Also Extremely well done. Great costumes. Good sets. I wish the script were... Read more Read less

10
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if I really can't think of any reason what-so-ever to see this production. I'm sorry I wasted money and time on the thing.

Don't see it if you value your time and money.

75
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if like minimalists styled dramas that focus entirely on the characters and not on the set, lighting, etc.

Don't see it if if you easy to understand, funny, fast paced shows.

Also I enjoyed this, up to a point. The acting is superb, but the script wa... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if like warmhearted, small musicals that are designed to push emotional buttons but not intellectual ones.

Don't see it if want your musical to offer dramatic conflict, or want hugely staged shows.

Also This show confounded me. Brilliantly staged. Terrific cast. Pleasant e... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if like musicals that are willing to explore very emotionally painful material.

Don't see it if dark, painful subject matter bothers you.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Large scale musicals that are willing to take chances.

Don't see it if You have no interest in musicals.

Also What an imaginative piece of theatre. Brilliantly staged and costumed.... Read more Read less

79
For a previous production
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if you enjoy dramas that speak of the realities of the Americans that once worked in the factories that have been closed or moved off shore.

Don't see it if you like 'lighter' fare. Only care for happy endings

Also This is a good play and may go down as a great play. Personally, I fel... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy edgy dark comedies. The work of Sam Shepard.

Don't see it if fluffy, light-hearted is only for you. Are bothered by nudity.

25
Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if like me, you have never seen the play. It isn't done often so here's your chance.

Don't see it if expect quality acting, directing, or production values when you go to the theatre. This is more of a showcase than a true production.

Also This production is the perfect example of why a director should never ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if enjoy family dramas, yet filled with humor. Irish stories.

Don't see it if you enjoy light and fluffy type shows, Don't wish to see 3 hour long shows

Also Act 1, in this 3 act drama, may be the finest opening act I've seen. B... Read more Read less

76
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you are a Potter junkie.

Don't see it if you are new or unfamiliar with the world of Potter as it will make little to no sense.

Also This is a hard show to review because it is not nor tries to be a typi... Read more Read less

75
Great singing

See it if enjoy a capella singing. Traditional songs with most centered around Christmas

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a plot. Like edgy theatre.

Also A nice little show that is more a Christmas concert than a play. The s... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Quirky, Refreshing, Slow

See it if A: you can get tickets. B: you enjoy classics re-imagined with a more contemporary feel.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional take on Oklahoma. This is not for you.

24
During previews
Disappointing

See it if Honestly, I can't recommend this to anyone except maybe 10 year olds.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive story, where the pieces all add up to something.

Also This is just bad theatre, and mediocre spectacle. Songs with unintelli... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if enjoy women centric plays.

Don't see it if you want naturalistic theatre.

73
During previews
Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a strong women character plays, or historical type plays.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with an agenda or are looking for an edgy script.

Also The best Rebeck play I've seen and this play will live a long life on ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if enjoy theatre that isn't the same old, same old. Don't mind some sexual situations and small bit of physical violence.

Don't see it if looking for a decent script, something uplifting.

Also Had high hopes for this from the description and reviews and while the... Read more Read less

3
Awful, boring, stupid, pointless

See it if Cannot recommend anyone seeing this.

Don't see it if like interesting, good theatre.

Also An hour and 45 minutes I'll never get back. I enjoy Kander's work but ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you like a brilliant cast, directed brilliantly, doing a terrific script

Don't see it if slice of life theatre is not for you.

75
Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like terrific acting and very interesting set design.

Don't see it if if looking for a story that makes sense for today's world and the world of the character.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy dark humor.

Don't see it if Martin McDonagh is not your cup of tea.

Also An excellent production of one of McDonagh's most accessible scripts. ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy hard edged drama with a bit of humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for light fare,

91
Clever, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can. It closes Sunday 9/24. This is a very well written script. Terrific actors.

Don't see it if have no use excellence or can't make it by tomorrow.

99
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if want to see old time Broadway done right.

Don't see it if have no use for musicals.

Also Seldom have I ever seen a production so close to perfection. Now, I am... Read more Read less

93
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Masterful

See it if enjoy new takes on old plays. Enjoy great singing, great acting, and a dark show infused with humor.

Don't see it if don't like musicals or dark comedies or need a large comfy theatre. The seats were not comfortable. We didn't care though.

Also One of the best Sweeney Todd's I've ever seen. Had the young man playi... Read more Read less

82
Delightful, Dated, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy great acting. Beautiful sets.

Don't see it if you don't care for Kevin Kline or comedies.

Also Extremely well done production of a show that is dated yet humorous. K... Read more Read less

51
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Confusing

See it if like odd shows that are long and incoherent. Willing to take a chance.

Don't see it if traditional style shows.

79
For a previous production
Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you love silly, over the top productions.

Don't see it if broad humor is not your cup of tea.

Also Although this show is a rip-off of the Farndale Ave. series, it never-... Read more Read less

20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if like a group willing to take chances.

Don't see it if want an interesting show or interesting characters to care about.

Also I so wanted to like this show. But the synopses just doesn't match the... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Disappointing, Great writing, Quirky

See it if like Martin McDonagh. This is one of his best.

Don't see it if you don't care for dark comedies.

75
Dated, Delightful, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if enjoy old fashion theatre. Beautiful set with great costumes. Large casts.

Don't see it if like newer plays. Plays with relevance.

Also This was, in many ways, a perfect Broadway show. Beautiful set. Great ... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Uninteresting

See it if you enjoy Mary-Louse Parker who is 90% of the play. Like 2 character shows with no set to speak of. Enjoy terrific acting.

Don't see it if you want a large cast with a big set.

Also More of an off B/way play to me. Poorly staged with almost the entire ... Read more Read less