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Reviews (71)
50
During previews
Disappointing, Tedious, Excruciating, Melodramatic, Static

See it if you want to become better acquainted with the writing of Marina Carr.

Don't see it if you do not like obvious and heavy-handed drama.

Also It evokes memories of both "Three Tall Women" and Sebastian Barry's "O... Read more Read less

89
Moving, Powerful, Humane, Intimate, Intense

See it if you want to have your faith in humanity restored.

Don't see it if you like musicals that are lavish.

Also I read that the Tony Awards are considering the possibility of a new c... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Intense, Riveting, Great choreography, Must see

See it if you like classic American musicals.

Don't see it if you think musicals should be warm, cuddly and frivolous.

Also Justin Peck's choreography alone would be worth the price of a ticket,... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Disappointing, Ponderous, Uneven, Lackluster, Cartoonish

See it if you are a fan of GB Shaw.

Don't see it if do not like historical drama.

Also The production fails to make the case that this is a play worth revivi... Read more Read less

90
King Lear (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great acting, Epic, Must see, Chilling, Powerful

See it if you have never seen a production of "King Lear" .... or even if you have seen a dozen productions.

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

Also I've seen many a production of Lear and while some have been more movi... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Lackluster, Inert

See it if you like shows that try to do something different, even if they don't succeed.

Don't see it if your taste in musicals includes fully fleshed out characters and complex plots.

Also This show had great promise but its possibilities were mostly squander... Read more Read less

79
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Worthwhile

See it if you like plays by Shaw and Galsworthy.

Don't see it if you like shows that dazzle and hit you over the head.

Also The Mint Theatre's mission is to resurrect forgotten plays. While I've... Read more Read less

85
Junk
Upper W Side
Confusing, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like topical theatre with a political edge.

Don't see it if You're idea of a great night at the theatre is something that makes you forget the woes of the world.

Also I find the world of high finance confusing and admit to being confused... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Uneven, Resonant

See it if You are an Anglophile who likes intelligent old plays.

Don't see it if You didn't like "An Inspector Calls" (Priestley's more famous play) of several years ago.

Also The production is uneven. The cast initially struggles somewhat with t... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hysterical

See it if You enjoyed "Noises Off."

Don't see it if You don't like farce.

Also Sometimes this stage farce seems like an extended skit from the old "C... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Worthwhile, Interesting, Slight, Insightful

See it if You like obscure plays that you have never seen a production of, and probably won't have another opportunity to do so.

Don't see it if You like earth-shaking theatre rather than quiet and incisive theatre.

69
Disappointing, Lackluster, Sluggish, Melodramatic, Banal

See it if you are in need of a nap.

Don't see it if you like theatre that is cutting edge.

Also Alan Ayckbourne is a grat comic writer but you would never know it fro... Read more Read less

89
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Witty, Enjoyable

See it if you enjoy linguistic pyrotechnics.

Don't see it if you don't like rhyming couplets.

Also David Ives has become the heir apparent to Richard Wilbur in translati... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Uneven, Minimalistic, Flat

See it if you relish the opportunity to see a rarely staged play by Tennessee Williams.

Don't see it if you do not like stripped down and minimalistic productions.

Also For a play about the clash between spirituality and sensuality, this p... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Stoppard and like clever dialogue.

Don't see it if you are not well versed in the writings of James Joyce, Tristan Tzara, Lenin and Oscar Wilde.

Also Some plays are best not revisiting. Travesties is the play that made m... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you are a Mark Rylance fan

Don't see it if you think a good play should have a good script not just a good set.

Also Even Mark Rylance couldn't save this one. My mind kept wandering throu... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Biting, Entertaining, Edgy, Potent

See it if you like stand-up comedy that is bold and invigoratingly political

Don't see it if you think building a wall with Mexico is a good idea.

Also This show is a prime example of how humor can be used to make bitter t... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Long, Tedious, Unconvincing, Uneven

See it if you like plays about big important issues (war, censorship, totalitarianism) even if the play doesn't say anything much new about them.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about historical figures or plays presented in a non-linear timeframe.

Also Set in Russia and Eastern Europe from 1920 to 2010, and featuring Issa... Read more Read less

80
The Home Place
Chelsea
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Flat

See it if you want to see everything and anything Brian Friel wrote.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Irish theatre with heavy accents and even heavier stereotypes.

Also This is Brian Friel's last play and not one of his best. The productio... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Clever, Magical

See it if You like innovative Shakespeare productions that are fully theatrical.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, or are a Shakespeare purist who only likes traditional productions.

Also Director John Doyle specializes in stripped down versions of classics ... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Annoying, Clever

See it if You always wondered what happened to Nora after she left Torvald at the end of Ibsen's classic play.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Ibsen's play.

Also This was not my idea of what would have happened to Ibsen's characters... Read more Read less