Walter Theater

New York City

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Reviews (51)
1
The Orchard
Midtown W
Dizzying, Confusing
June 16th, 2022

See it if Featuring a combination of English, ASL, Russian, and French, this show is a muddled mess.

Don't see it if Even Baryshnikov can't redeem it!

64
Funny, Disappointing, Cliched
May 8th, 2022

See it if An interesting look at life and all its paths featuring a few well thought out performances.

Don't see it if VERY cliched and Debra Messing isn't up to the task. There's no real need for this play to exist.

100
Edge-of-seat, Relevant, Fantastic
May 8th, 2022

See it if A thrilling, gripping play (the tension is masterfully built) featuring once-in-a-lifetime performances by fantastic actors.

Don't see it if There's no reason for any theater lover.

41
Boring, Slow, Too much dancing
May 8th, 2022

See it if A fabulous Joaquina Kalukango performance, and a few scattered fun moments. I appreciated the lack of graphic violence.

Don't see it if It's too long, there's too much lyric-less dancing, and Chillina Kennedy's performance goes way off the mark. The story is hard to follow.

92
Funny, Far better than reviews
May 8th, 2022

See it if A rare thing: a true splash of Golden Age Broadway fun. Beanie is charming, Jane Lynch is hilarious, it's a beautiful show and great dancing

Don't see it if Ramin is sadly miscast, the songs they added back aren't very good, the book gets a little muddled in Act 2, and Beanie has some bad notes.

82
Prescient, Interesting interpretation, Long
May 8th, 2022

See it if The play definitely should've been revived--there were times I thought "did they add this?" because it seemed so modern. Gabby Beans-great.

Don't see it if VERY long, and an empty house (at least when I saw it). Probably a bit overblown, and it tries to hold the tension for a bit too long.

83
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful
November 21st, 2021

See it if A delightful show! Full of fun and nothing more--songs are modern but clever, Tony winning performances from Rob M and Jenn G.

Don't see it if There's not much meat on the bone, it's a bit silly and not as clever as Tootsie which it's clearly trying to imitate.

74
Great acting, Edgy, Cliched, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 21st, 2021

See it if You want to see great actors tell several interesting and true-to-life stories with a very prescient moral.

Don't see it if The show is far too long and doesn't really seem to know where it's going--lots of existing cliches are used without a lot of new thought.

100
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
November 21st, 2021

See it if One of the best things I've seen since the pandemic. A great, even flawless play performed by older actors who really know how to do it.

Don't see it if No reason. Ignore the bad reviews and run to get your ticket.

Also John Rubinstein is gripping, Tony Roberts is hilarious, Alley Mills is... Read more Read less

47
Fairycakes
West Village
Overlong, Clumsy, Funny, Great performers
November 21st, 2021

See it if Two great, committed performances from Julie Halston and Ann Harada, or if just seeing great actors together on a stage is enough.

Don't see it if While a clever conceit happens in the second act, as a whole the play feels far too long. The play is in ungracefully written verse and hard

Also to follow. Most of the performance are pretty lackluster--maybe becaus... Read more Read less

100
Epic, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Funny
October 11th, 2021

See it if Debut playwright Douglas Lyons is on his way to great things! A bit chaotic at times, but always funny and everyone will find it relatable.

Don't see it if You want a more focused drama, or you don't want to have fun!

Also Wonderful cast and direction. Norm Lewis even gets to sing a little.

96
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Better than ever, Riveting, Entertaining, Enchanting
October 11th, 2021

See it if Chicago is BACK! Ana Villafane is stunning as Roxie, Bianca Marroquin slightly less good but still a solid Velma. It is magical.

Don't see it if You've seen the show many times already--it might not be worth going again.

Also Paulo Szot's voice is almost TOO good, and Lillias White brings in som... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Entertaining, Cliched
September 9th, 2021

See it if You really love Jackie Hoffman; it was a great tour de force for her that proved she really can do anything as an actress.

Don't see it if Some parts of the play drag on a little, it was very dark by the end, and the gay lines seemed like pandering.

100
Enchanting, Clever, Delightful
September 9th, 2021

See it if You like great new interpretations of Shakespeare that are only funny and never forced, with an amazing set that incorporates the park.

Don't see it if You are a very rigid Shakespeare purist (some of the lines are taken out of iambic pentameter).

Also It is a delightful piece of theater to return with, all of the actors ... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Cliched, Clever
June 24th, 2021

See it if You have a special love for Disney or the movie, if sets, costumes, and stagecraft are all that you look for in a show.

Don't see it if When seeing it in 2018, the performances were pretty disappointing and the show felt dried out.

91
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dizzying, Absorbing
June 24th, 2021

See it if You want to be able to sit back and be entertained by the amazing voices of 6 stellar actresses; if you love history with a modern twist.

Don't see it if The show is kind of overwhelming, if you don't like hip-hop music or belting, if you're expecting a serious take.

100
Great writing, Great acting, The funniest thing you’ll ever see
January 12th, 2020

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

100
Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever
December 23rd, 2019

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

64
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal
December 23rd, 2019

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

100
During previews
Better than ever, Genius
September 28th, 2019

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.

92
During previews
Confusing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting
September 23rd, 2019

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.

100
During previews
Not to be missed, Inventive, Funny
September 23rd, 2019

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.

68
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Not sure about this one
September 23rd, 2019

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.

4
Vulgar, Asinine
August 29th, 2019

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.

99
The Exes
Midtown W
Noel coward-esque, Charming, Elegant, Funny
August 25th, 2019

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.

100
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Perfect
August 18th, 2019

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.

30
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great puppet, Terrible score, Laughably bad
August 16th, 2019

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.

89
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Well-acted and written, Thoughtful, Important, Relevant, Moving
August 5th, 2019

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.

95
Must see, Funny, Epic, Great singing, Great acting
August 3rd, 2019

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.

90
Funny book, Great effects, Better than i expected it to be
August 3rd, 2019

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.

75
Pip's Island
Midtown W
Intense, Interactive, Interesting
July 14th, 2019

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.

91
Overrated, Absorbing, Great acting
July 14th, 2019

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).

90
Intense, Great acting
July 14th, 2019

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

98
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Thoughtful, Clever
July 6th, 2019

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.

100
Great acting, Absorbing, Clever
July 2nd, 2019

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.

89
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever
July 2nd, 2019

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

95
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
June 15th, 2019

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

100
A laugh fest, Classic movie turned into just as great show, Rolling in the aisles, Funny, Delightful
May 19th, 2019

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.

65
Spectacle over substance, Refreshing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Cliched
April 28th, 2019

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.

100
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Non-stop hilarity, Best show this season, Great acting, Funny
April 28th, 2019

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

85
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
No real plot, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing, Absorbing
March 30th, 2019

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

100
Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining
March 17th, 2019

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!

100
During previews
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
March 10th, 2019

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.

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic, Great singing
February 22nd, 2019

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.

99
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Fluffy, Great singing, Funny
February 18th, 2019

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.

77
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Banal, Clever, Disappointing, Funny
February 15th, 2019

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.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Dated, Funny, Great acting
February 15th, 2019

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

100
Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Great writing
February 15th, 2019

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.

96
Enchanting, Epic, Great writing, Masterful, Intense
February 15th, 2019

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.

80
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
February 15th, 2019

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.