Walter Theater

New York City

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Reviews (35)
Great writing, Great acting, The funniest thing you’ll ever see

See it if An extremely funny period show with talented actors that will have you rolling in the aisles. If you love old movies/theater/laughter

Don't see it if No

Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal

See it if This show was bland, with a mostly good cast singing songs that weren’t memorable, even Yeston diehards won’t like this underwhelming show.

Don't see it if You like flavor and drama in shows, you enjoy a coherent storyline

Also Maury Yeston telling inside theater jokes pre-show was the best part o... Read more Read less

During previews
Confusing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a true master class in acting, you like an unusually insightful script.

Don't see it if The show is a bit confusing but would be a shame to miss.

Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Not sure about this one

See it if You like a fun romp with dialogue, a few corny jokes, and don’t care about a through line

Don't see it if If you mind explicit sexual activity, if you like above average writing or performing.

The Exes
Midtown W
Noel coward-esque, Charming, Elegant, Funny

See it if The performances were standout except for Dick, the writing was hilarious without being crass, the show was elegantly staged and designed.

Don't see it if No reason, if one bad performance ruins a show for you.

King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great puppet, Terrible score, Laughably bad

See it if You want to laugh at a show, you want to sit through 2 1/2 hours for about 10 minutes fo a glorious puppet.

Don't see it if Pitts and Morris had great singing voices, but the acting was dull and horrible. The songs were ridiculous, the choreography was laughable.

Must see, Funny, Epic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Just amazing. Knockout performances, the book was funny, the sound and lighting really added to it, the songs were fun.

Don't see it if You want to have a bad time at the theater.

Pip's Island
Midtown W
Intense, Interactive, Interesting

See it if It's a really fun travel for kids under 8. It has good actors and an amazing location that make it seem really realistic.

Don't see it if Will be boring for kids 8+, a bit of scary stuff for kids at the end with the villain in the tower.

Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to think in an evening at the theater, you like intense musicals with great casts, you want to hear really expert music.

Don't see it if You want something light, you expect Sondheim-level lyrics

Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if It's a chance to see arguably our greatest actors lift up a somewhat faulty play to make a truly great piece off theater.

Don't see it if The play has its boring moments, and James gives a cliched performance

Also The direction by Joe Mantello is awe-inspiring.

Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great very relevant show with brilliant performance and Simon-esque sparklingly witty dialogue

Don't see it if No reason not to, unless you're scared of kidnapping

Spectacle over substance, Refreshing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like a show with a glorious production, and want to have a fun time and see some great performances all around.

Don't see it if If you expect great songs or a good book, if you like old-fashioned shows, if you really want to think.

During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
No real plot, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if The show is a little bit confusing and episodic. The acting, especially that of David Garrison is great. it feels timely.

Don't see it if If you like well thought through musicals, if you enjoy something with a more modern feel, if you like dancing, or if you like comedy.

Also The lack of through line hindered my enjoyment. it is a very important... Read more Read less

During previews
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you love Jewish comedy, if you like learning about the McCarthy period, and if you have an old sensibility.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it.

During previews
Delightful, Clever, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny

See it if If you love classic, funny musicals and great dancing and singing. O'Hara and Chase are both dynamos, and the choreography is remarkable.

Don't see it if If you like modern music, minimalist staging, or short shows (it's 2h 45m), or if you don't love shows set in the theater.

Delightful, Enchanting, Dated, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like classical musicals and good acting, even if you see the understudies like I did. Expect regal production values and a big orchestra

Don't see it if If you prefer modern music, if you like minimalist or short musicals, or if you dislike theaters-in-the-round

Enchanting, Epic, Great writing, Masterful, Intense

See it if You will like it if you like real drama and seeing people's real stories come alive onstage. The acting and writing is brilliant.

Don't see it if You want a big musical number or lavish costumes. The set and staging are minimal.

During previews
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Romantic

See it if You love great acting. Kyle McArthur, as the leading boy, is a star and the highlight of the show. If you want to be engaged or in suspense.

Don't see it if If you depend on a show's book for it's quality or if you want to really be able to relate on a literal level.

Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you love a thoughtful play about a sensitive topic that skillfully intertwines comedy without undermining the subject of nursing homes.

Don't see it if You don’t like good theater, you prefer musicals

Also The actors both gave thoughtful and true-to-life performances, that sh... Read more Read less

During previews
Better than ever, Genius

See it if You like great actors doing brilliant parodies of all the shows on broadway

Don't see it if No reason unless you hate theater.

During previews
Not to be missed, Inventive, Funny

See it if You like theater, amazing rap, wonderful actors, and cracking a rib from laughing.

Don't see it if Went in expecting to hate it, and I came out thinking it was one of the best pieces of theater I’d ever seen.

Vulgar, Asinine

See it if No reason TO see it, except for a funny improv section.

Don't see it if Its uncomfortably dirty, the horrible language is superfluous, the performances are less than, and the songs are gross and amateurish.

Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village

See it if Anne L Nathan is genius as is the rest of the cast, the score, the book, and the direction.

Don't see it if No reason not to.

Hannah Senesh
Well-acted and written, Thoughtful, Important, Relevant, Moving

See it if If you want to think or see a great, thoughtful play about Jewish history with a tragic ending that's beautifully acted and done.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the Holocaust, you want to laugh.

Funny book, Great effects, Better than i expected it to be

See it if You like a funny book, or dynamite performances such as those given by Alex Brightman and Leslie Kritzer.

Don't see it if If you want a good score, a good voice from Sophia Anne Caruso, any deep thought, or if you mind dirty jokes.

Also Or see it if you're like me, a sucker for effects.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see astounding rap, the highest quality performances, or you want to have a truly life-changing experience.

Don't see it if You hate rap or you're looking for a good book (there is none).

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Thoughtful, Clever

See it if You didn't understand the original, you want to really think, you want to spend a deep and thoughtful night at the theater.

Don't see it if If you hold the original too sacred, if you want too much comedy, if you mind a little vulgarity.

Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if This show has amazing performances and most of the songs are great. It is a touching and deeply thoughtful description of working-class USA.

Don't see it if It is a mixed bag, some songs felt boring or overlong

Also David Garrison and Andrea Burns stood out in comic and thoughtful perf... Read more Read less

A laugh fest, Classic movie turned into just as great show, Rolling in the aisles, Funny, Delightful

See it if Delightfully hilarious comedy at the York. Cast is wonderful, and you will be crying from laughing. See it!

Don't see it if No reason not to go.

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Non-stop hilarity, Best show this season, Great acting, Funny

See it if It is an amazing show, with great songs by David Yazbek, the best ones being "What's Gonna Happen" and "Jeff Sums it Up."

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

Also The book sparkles with wit, and jokes that will literally have you rol... Read more Read less

Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you love any good comedy play with great acting and farcical elements, and jokes written brilliantly by Ken Ludwig.

Don't see it if If you hate history, if you hate comedy. See it!

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic, Great singing

See it if You love a big production, lavish costumes, fun songs, and great actors who can belt very well and very loudly.

Don't see it if If you don't like Cher, you like androcentric musicals, or you like a nice, calm evening at the theater.

Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Banal, Clever, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You love great music and good comedy players in bit parts. The lyrics are some of the most clever of all time. Randy Rainbow is amazing.

Don't see it if You want a very strong lead. Carmen Cusack cannot belt or act the songs in the same way Merman could. The production is a bit lackluster.

Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Great writing

See it if You like a powerful message mixed in with old-style razzle-dazzle, and a book which provides Broadway-insider laughs.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows about teenagers, if you don't like loud music and energetic choreography, or if you love rap music.

Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like to be entertained by the show, and if you're a big fan of the movie or just plain like funny shows.

Don't see it if You expect Sondheim-quality lyrics and book or any suspense or real drama.