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Reviews (54)
89
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
September 30th, 2022

See it if You enjoy insightful, modern musical theatre with a contemporary sound & themes.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see this. It's really good.

84
Resonant, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining
July 29th, 2022

See it if you enjoy new musicals, modernized mythology, and comfortable storylines.

Don't see it if you're looking for bravery, & risk. This is a pretty safe show, appealing to a wide audience.

79
Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious
July 29th, 2022

See it if You want to smile, & dance in your seat, & be aroused. The leads are more singers than actors, so the cheesy love story reads as such.

Don't see it if You LOVE the film. The film worked because they had actors who sing. This production has singers who act, exposing the trite dialogue.

90
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Delightful
May 9th, 2022

See it if You enjoy smart societally-conscious scripts.

Don't see it if You are offended by male nudity.

87
Romantic, Resonant, Great writing
May 9th, 2022

See it if You're a lover of language & poetry.

Don't see it if You do not like poetry.

95
Pass Over (NJ)
West Orange
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing
March 9th, 2020

See it if You enjoy absurdism and difficult looks on race/poverty/history/today. Stands on it's own, additionally enjoyable if familiar with ...Godot

Don't see it if You prefer fluffy musicals. This is a play that will make you think & feel tough feelings.

93
Relevant, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing
February 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy cutting edge theatre, with themes about race, relationships, and mental health.

Don't see it if You prefer feel-good theatre. This play will challenge your mind, your heart, and your beliefs.

83
Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious
February 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy interactive, experiential theatre. Felt like a haunted house at times; nobody jumps out, all about experience/setting.

Don't see it if You're hoping to learn about mental health, or how Nellie's work helped to lead to better situation for people with mental health disorders

67
The White Devil
West Village
Ambitious, Insipid
April 15th, 2019

See it if You enjoy classical theatre, tasty language, & violence. Very imbalanced. Video was an odd choice. Actors, hit or miss.

Don't see it if You want to see a well directed play. This show lacked focus and consistency. The script is also indulgent and difficult.

94
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting
April 15th, 2019

See it if You enjoy a classic by a modern writer. Daniels & cast are fantastic. Incredibly directed/staged. Script: dialogue strong, narration weak.

Don't see it if To rightfully boycott Scott Rudin's (quarter-billionaire) recent monopoly on the story. The dude's bullying community regional theaters.

70
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing
March 18th, 2019

See it if You enjoy strange, slow-developing stories with repetitive themes, told by fantastic actors in an uniquely staged format.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional storylines with clear plot/objectives. This story folds in on itself, intentionally, and is interesting, but unclear.

69
During previews
Unbalanced acting, Disappointing, Slow
March 6th, 2019

See it if An honest story about a troubled young man. Stellar acting by the youngest & oldest actresses in the cast. Writing was in/out; great ending.

Don't see it if Set design/transitions hurt momentum. Acting was unbalanced; young man and guardian were not as strong. Play should start later in story.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy
February 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy fun silly high-school middle-America stories. Lots of fun choreography, songs, and jokes. Cute show shedding light on LGBTQ youth.

Don't see it if You want serious drama. This is a fluff-fest and it's lovely. Drama within the story, but the tone stays light. Top of 2nd act a bit slow.

88
Skin
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Resonant, Refreshing, Great staging
February 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy unique story-telling. Using classic mime technique to tell stories that resonate with people today. IE online dating.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical/dialogue or one long-form story. This is Mime. No speaking. Their stories are short, 15 minutes max.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky
February 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy quality work. Not a lot of risk; everything felt very safe, but it was enjoyable.

Don't see it if You're looking for a production with teeth. It has all of the elements, an interesting/fun script, solid actors, great facility but no teeth

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy
February 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy long-form stand-up comedy. You are entering parenthood, or have fond memories looking back on entering parenthood.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play. This isn't a play, it's long-form (heartfelt) stand-up on a Broadway stage/schedule.

95
Delightful, Romantic, Slow, Resonant, Great writing
February 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy simple beautiful acting/writing/direction. This was a wonderful production that never tried to bee too much.

Don't see it if You're looking for traditional flashy broadway. This is a story.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Masterful, Must see
February 21st, 2019

See it if It lives up to all of the hype. Trust everything you've heard. It's great.

Don't see it if English isn't your first language. They speak/sing/wrap quickly. Otherwise, it's truly masterful.

35
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy
September 25th, 2018

See it if You want to encourage broadway producers to continue jamming together jukebox musicals with limited artistic interest or integrity.

Don't see it if You enjoy quality art.

92
Holy Ghosts
Chelsea
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking
September 23rd, 2018

See it if You enjoy well-cast plays w/ 15 committed actors. A solid script and production that provokes thoughts on religion, community, & marriage.

Don't see it if Lots of yelling, but appropriate for the story.

81
Funny, Dizzying, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy camp. These actors go for it, and it makes the production really fun.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp. The story is silly. And you can either love or hate this style of work.

48
Smokefall
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
March 31st, 2018

See it if You have a crush on Quinto... I don't know. This play was rough. The script is mildly interesting, but poorly executed.

Don't see it if You enjoy well-constructed theatre. This was sad.

78
Great acting, Slow, Ambitious
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy seeing a veteran actor strut his stuff. A wonderful performer.

Don't see it if The script is a bit rocky. Not sure it needed to be a one person show, and could use some editing from a more seasoned writer.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent
March 31st, 2018

See it if Birney & Houdyshell are so good. So, so good. Also this script is incredible. A really wonderful production.

Don't see it if You like tied up comfortable endings. This play makes you work through the entire script to understand the end.

79
Great acting, Resonant, Enchanting
March 31st, 2018

See it if Gyllenhaal is great. A really fantastic actor. He could embrace his full body a bit more, if anything. The production is also strong, simple

Don't see it if Ashford is strong, but leans into jokes/mugs for the audience. When she shakes these fallback habits, she's dynamite. Show's a bit slow.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy the play. It is an interesting take. Mantello is good, but doesn't dig quite deep enough. Fields is strong, but lacks variety/arc.

Don't see it if You have a specific vision of how the show should be presented. This production takes artistic liberties. Some conventions work, some don't.

88
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing, Riveting
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy fantastic acting. Metcalfe was outstanding, and Houdyshell was too. Cooper was great, but a bit cinematic. The script is wonderful

Don't see it if You are less familiar with A Doll's House. It isn't 100% necessary that you know the piece, but will help tremendously.

74
Red Speedo
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy a good set. The swimming pool in front of the stage is exciting, and well-used.

Don't see it if You enjoy strong scripts with strong acting. This isn't Hnath's best piece. Actors & directors seemed to struggle to believe the material.

78
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy Hunter's work. Glick & Winters are stand-outs, the rest of the cast is solid, and Kendall & Jaeck need to dig a bit deeper.

Don't see it if You're looking for action-driven plot. Hunter writes about characters who are trying to figure out what to do, rather than doing it.

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy immersive theatre, with great actors, & fun creative storytelling.

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional theatrical experience. This is unique, and broken down, and charming.

76
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Resonant, Relevant
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy sitcom style theatre. Solid, nothing profound. Glick gives a great performance as always, in his standard Cera-style.

Don't see it if You're not into dialogue driven material. This is dialogue driven and it's all about romantic & platonic relationships, & loneliness.

87
Riveting, Masterful, Edgy
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy dance & opera & sexual tension

Don't see it if Sexuality makes you uncomfortable.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing
March 31st, 2018

See it if You enjoy solid storytelling through irish(sounding)-pop-rock by fantastic actors under stellar direction. A wonderful production all around

Don't see it if Sept. 11th is a trigger. I was brought to tears many times being reminded of the day and the images. If that day haunts you, see this later.

80
Cliched, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy
March 31st, 2018

See it if You are into seeing Disney's stage re-creations. Lovely performance with cheesy acting mimicking the film. Not original but creative & cute.

Don't see it if You want to see something original or unique. The movie on stage, very few new elements. Some staging was creative, and tech was fantastic.

16
Bad all around
March 15th, 2018

See it if You know someone in the show.

Don't see it if You respect yourself. This was unfortunately poorly written, directed, and performed.

92
MOPE
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Intense
March 15th, 2018

See it if You enjoy solid acting, and dynamic character relationships, with fantastic situations. Bravo to playwright especially, also director & cast

Don't see it if Porn makes you uncomfortable. There is also some violence, and a lot of shaming in this play.

89
Hamlet in Bed
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Raunchy
March 15th, 2018

See it if You enjoy solid acting and uncomfortable story-line situations.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theatre. This is odd, and special.

93
Hand to God
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Resonant
March 15th, 2018

See it if You enjoy puppetry, edgy plays, comedy, or great acting. This is a deserving Off-B'way play, well suited for the B'way stage.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, at foul language or sexual situations.

54
China Doll
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dizzying, Slow
March 15th, 2018

See it if You love Al Pacino or David Mamet.

Don't see it if There are a lot of reasons not to see this. The play is interesting, Pacino is good, but there's not enough substance to make this worth it.

87
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
March 15th, 2018

See it if You want to see Jeff Daniels' remarkable performance. The play is also very thought-provoking.

Don't see it if Michelle Williams was over-acting from time to time, but does make some interesting choices.

92
The Gin Game
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting
March 15th, 2018

See it if You want to see two veteran pro's put on a fantastic play.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical, an action piece, or have a short attention span. Otherwise, I'd recommend this show to most people.

49
Sylvia
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow
March 15th, 2018

See it if You want to support the two character actors, they were going for it! And the script is cute.

Don't see it if You want to see M. Broderick at his best, this isn't it. Also, the girl playing Sylvia was mugging beyond what the piece called for.

24
Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Disappointing, Poor acting, Excruciating
March 15th, 2018

See it if Thankfully, this show has closed, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Though I have met people who liked it.

Don't see it if You want to see quality performers, who try. This whole production seemed a bit like a joke. The lead guy, & the writing were POOR quality.

90
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
March 15th, 2018

See it if You want a fun night of a movie-based pop-style Broadway musical. It's fresh, fun, and incredibly well done. Comparable to Legally Blonde.

Don't see it if You're expecting originality, striking drama, or realism. The production value of this show is very high, but it's stylized for broad crowds

79
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
March 15th, 2018

See it if You enjoy intellectual drama/comedy, & paying close attention to dialogue. Sit close to the stage: TV & Film actors not playing full-space.

Don't see it if You prefer "theatricality'. This play is about the dialogue; situations that each character is thrown into, and how they choose to deal.

77
During previews
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky
November 26th, 2017

See it if you like a solid solo performance and are fine with 90 minutes of rhyming couplets. This play is cute, the actress is charming.

Don't see it if You want a story arc with conflict.

85
During previews
The Rafa Play
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
November 26th, 2017

See it if You enjoy clever writing and charming performances. This play is funny, well directed and well performed.

Don't see it if you are easily confused, the play makes us work a bit to keep up with the conventions but it doesn't ask too much of it's audience.

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious
November 26th, 2017

See it if you enjoy Trey Parker & Matt Stone's (South Park) style. This is a wonderful production.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, and/or closed minded.

94
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Enchanting
November 26th, 2017

See it if you enjoy coming of age stories. Fantastic directing, acting, design, writing, music. All around fabulous production.

Don't see it if You should really see this one. Though I saw it with B. Platt, I bet the new kid is great, too.

77
Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky
November 26th, 2017

See it if You enjoy old-stye musicals. An ad that said "a combo of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," this is accurate.

Don't see it if You want great acting or dramatic stage tension. This is a fine production, but it does lack in grit. This production is risking very little