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Reviews (86)
80
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Spectacle, Innovative, Great staging, Ambitious
December 9th, 2022

See it if You’re interested in seeing a contemporary show about Asian representation

Don't see it if You are coming for Asian trauma or traditional colonialism narratives

70
During previews
The Rat Trap
Midtown W
Awkward staging, Slow, Thought-provoking, Well acted, Absorbing
November 19th, 2022

See it if A little staged work from Coward’s early work intrigues you

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy inconclusive plays

100
During previews
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing
November 11th, 2022

See it if you want to be enchanted.

Don't see it if you say things like "Bah Humbug" to kids.

69
Cynical, Indulgent, Flaccid, Great singing, Disappointing
November 9th, 2022

See it if You are a hardcore Cameron Crowe fan & want to tell your friends you saw the musical adaptation of the film on Broadway!

Don't see it if You already saw the film.

100
Profound, Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
November 9th, 2022

See it if You want to see an extremely talented ensemble of actors, musicians & sound designers bringing the purity of Sondheim lyrics & music alive.

Don't see it if want to journey deeply in to the musical theater woods.

80
Masterful, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing
November 9th, 2022

See it if You want to experience Arthur Miller's classic through a fresh new lens with topnotch talent.

Don't see it if You wish to see something light and escapist.

88
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Clever
November 9th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a FUN clever jukebox musical of pop songs from the 2000's

Don't see it if you're looking for something deeply profound or you didn't like Moulin Rouge.

69
Cliched, Fluffy, It is what it is, Great staging, Hard working cast
October 31st, 2022

See it if …BROAD slapstick British pantomime theater is your jam.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with gravitas and clever wordplay

69
During previews
Well acted, Confused, Weird, Quirky, Funny
October 20th, 2022

See it if you thought Evan Hansen was a masterpiece

Don't see it if you're like EVAN WHO?

85
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Must see, Fun, Talented ensemble, Charming, Clever
August 11th, 2022

See it if You are interested in a charming NEW musical with catchy tunes and sweet message

Don't see it if You are going to spend your evening comparing it to the book

78
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Fun, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever
November 18th, 2021

See it if You want to have a good holiday season night out. Talented ensemble. Clever writing.

Don't see it if If the idea of Sherlock Holmes meets Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t make you giggle

65
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious
November 14th, 2021

See it if You want to support an inclusive troop of actors

Don't see it if Unevenly presented works in progress isn’t your cup of tea

34
Insipid, Indulgent, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing
October 31st, 2021

See it if You are a casting agent,

Don't see it if Showcases for a mostly talented team of creatives trying desperately to bring life to a lifeless indulgent tale of hubris isn’t your thing

82
Ambitious, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Old fashioned
March 8th, 2020

See it if Update of old time musical w/ plucky female heroine. Stunning lead performance by Beth Malone. Come early, spend time in lobby. Explore text

Don't see it if You are expecting something dark and moody

Also Blind casting is problematic w/ material that both references race & w... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing
March 3rd, 2020

See it if Talented ensemble presenting an under-appreciated playwright presenting characters and an era we seldom hear in American dramas.

Don't see it if You have tickets to Hamilton at the same time.

80
During previews
Heavy handed, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 3rd, 2020

See it if You like witty biting banter and dialogue. Ensemble cast. Comfortable with provocative political discussions.

Don't see it if You are easily triggered because the unexpected ending will jolt you.

83
For a previous production
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever
March 3rd, 2020

See it if Gripping, dark, tragic comedy with deeply talented ensemble cast. Amazing set design!!!

Don't see it if You want a lightweight night out.

79
During previews
Endlings
East Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever
March 3rd, 2020

See it if You support multicultural performers, like diverse stories and ambitious narratives

Don't see it if You don’t like the tear the metaphorical meat off the bone when you go to theater. You have to do the work.

75
Simplistic, Energetic, Cliched, Banal, Great singing
February 20th, 2020

See it if strictly for the performance of Adrienne Warren and the ensemble

Don't see it if You want a nuanced autobiographical tale, understanding of the artistry, motivation of Tina Turner. And an understanding of Ike.

86
During previews
Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Achingly beautiful, Ambitious
February 20th, 2020

See it if Quiet musicals that place story before spectacle appeal. Affecting yet surprisingly not moving.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional jukebox musical

50
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Pointless, Banal, Hard working actors, Male rape fantasy, Insipid
February 20th, 2020

See it if you enjoy a one act piñata of trafficking, rape fantasies, porn addiction, abuse, fragile male ego all in the guise of a gender power play

Don't see it if American psycho is on Netflix.

Also This playwright’s obsession w/ degrading women in guise of empowerment... Read more Read less

79
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Pop opera, Fleet, Clever lyrics, Cabaret, Entertaining
February 17th, 2020

See it if The idea of the Spice Girls performing a concert, in character of the English Renaissance & Protestant Reformation

Don't see it if You want a traditional Broadway musical

84
Great staging, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
January 18th, 2020

See it if well observed one man shows referencing history, pop music and culture are your thing

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man shows or impersonations

90
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Great staging
January 12th, 2020

See it if You enjoy the source material. This talented cast, the direction and production will joy disappoint.

Don't see it if You are expecting the film version of the show.

90
Throwback, Irreverent, Campy, Hilarious, Clever
January 12th, 2020

See it if a bawdy, campy, stylized black comedy of a 30’s femme fatale, performed by extremely talented ensemble, with a modern twist appeals to you.

Don't see it if The expression “you have a stick up your arse” ruffles your feathers.

80
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Earnest, 80’s flashback, Romantic, Great staging, Ambitious
December 15th, 2019

See it if Ensemble of musician/performers in earnest adaptation of film appeals. It’s unpolished qualities are endearing & work for this teen story

Don't see it if You want something more refined and substantive. This is just a charming working class fable.

95
Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Ambitious
November 21st, 2019

See it if You like original musicals, based on classic mythology. Appreciate a wonderful ensemble, direction, and open to being moved.

Don't see it if Tragic romantic musicals aren’t your cup of tea.

78
During previews
Loud, Kinetic, Quirky, Great singing, Cliched
November 10th, 2019

See it if You enjoy loud, frenetic shows plotted specifically to support an artist’s songbook, with a PC millennial POV.

Don't see it if You have young kids under 12, or seeking multi dimensional complicated characters that have something substantial to say.

100
During previews
Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Magical
November 10th, 2019

See it if You want a heartfelt thoughtful rendering of a holiday classic that makes a 175 year old novel seem fresh and new.

Don't see it if You want a standard crassly commercial pyrotechnic affair.

95
Inspired, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful
November 3rd, 2019

See it if You love music, musicians and musical storytelling. You need not be a fan of David Byrne entering but you will become one upon exiting.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional Broadway musical as this is more of an intimate concert.

35
During previews
Fur
East Village
Pretentious, Raunchy, Torturous, Cliched, Banal
November 3rd, 2019

See it if You enjoy overlong, overwritten yet underdeveloped bestial rape fantasy horror telenovelas where exposition passes as dialogue.

Don't see it if Your time is of value to you.

69
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing
October 23rd, 2019

See it if Non-linear storytelling, Elder care, dementia and existentialism are your idea of a fun night out at the theater.

Don't see it if You can get a ticket to anything else playing in the five boroughs.

80
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Disappointing, Epic, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
October 23rd, 2019

See it if willing to commit to 3+ hours per performance. Part One is emotional setting of the stage. Part Two is a soap opera. Worth it? You decide.

Don't see it if You have a weak bladder, are triggered by graphic sex, or looking for something Epic but more substantial.

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Moody, Uneven, Entertaining, Great staging
October 9th, 2019

See it if You are a Tennessee Williams fan. as this work has only been revised twice before.

Don't see it if You are not a Tennessee Williams fan. It’s not one of his greatest works and the tone of this production is uneven.

79
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Acrobatic, Burlesque, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining
October 9th, 2019

See it if You want to kick back, relax, have an adult night out, have a cocktail and see a lively burlesque show with friends.

Don't see it if You are expecting Cirque du Soleil.

80
During previews
Funny, Intense, Great acting, Raunchy, Thought-provoking
September 14th, 2019

See it if able to sit 2 hrs w/o intermission. Open to conversations/visuals that will make U uncomfortable. Attentive listener. Not Easily Triggered.

Don't see it if You are an AMERICAN in denial of racism.

97
Hair
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Delightful
September 12th, 2019

See it if You love the music. Love the era. The musical is still relevant, inspiring and not stuck in the pst like many classics.

Don't see it if Revisiting the 60’s doesn’t appeal.

79
Multicultural, Great music, Relevant, Refreshing, Ambitious
September 12th, 2019

See it if You want to celebrate music and a diverse Multicultural world.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

95
Resonant, Great dancing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful
September 12th, 2019

See it if You believe in dreams.

Don't see it if You are tired of movies being made into musicals.

79
Humanist, Fun, Refreshing, Inclusive, Entertaining
September 12th, 2019

See it if Fun. Inclusive story. Music is upbeat though not memorable.

Don't see it if You Wear Birkenstock’s. Lol just see it.

65
Meh
September 12th, 2019

See it if You’re still emotionally in 1975.

Don't see it if You know we can do better.

100
Mary Stuart
Upper W Side
Riveting, Brilliant, Great dorection, Great staging, Great acting
September 12th, 2019

See it if Everyone involved in this production left it all on the stage. Rewarding viewing. Haunting.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to be a friend of mine.

90
God of Carnage
Midtown W
Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
September 12th, 2019

See it if Wicked. Smart. Funny. Engaging. Incisive.

Don't see it if The above don’t appeal to you.

70
Confusing, Dated, Slow, Great staging, Great singing
September 12th, 2019

See it if The music is classic, emotional and memory. However the color blind casting in a musical that is period piece creates narrative issues.

Don't see it if You don’t like the classics.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
September 12th, 2019

See it if See it. Whenever. Wherever. Just see it.

Don't see it if You are opposed to sung dialogue.

70
Confusing, Flawed, Great staging, Intelligent, Ambitious
September 12th, 2019

See it if You wish to support new works.

Don't see it if You are unforgiving with artistic experimentation.

91
Epic, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
September 12th, 2019

See it if Whether you like Shakespeare or not, Shakespeare in The Park always delivers. And it’s free.

Don't see it if Want to watch Netflix instead.

80
Rent
Midtown W
Quirky, Moving, Great writing, Great singing, Dated
September 12th, 2019

See it if It’s a classic regardless where you stand ideologically.

Don't see it if You prefer to support local upcoming theater for youth.

48
Insipid, Banal
September 12th, 2019

See it if You are out of ideas to babysit the kids.

Don't see it if You are discriminating and a museum is open.

77
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Kid friendly
September 12th, 2019

See it if Fun kid-friendly theater. Adults will enjoy as well Who hates a singing candelabra.

Don't see it if Disney overload.