Whitney M.

New York City

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Reviews (40)
79
Tried too hard, Dated, Great acting, Ambitious
March 20th, 2022

See it if You’re a fan of the main actors. There’s some laughs and a solid plot. It’s surprisingly dark at times and overly ambitious

Don't see it if Looking for something light or even handed. It feels dated and not the best play to bring back without more revision to the script

89
Amazing story, Lacking depth, Ambitious, Incredible singing, Heart warming
February 13th, 2022

See it if A must see for all. The play balances some tricky and potentially saddening topics while actually being incredibly uplifting

Don't see it if Looking for depth of characters. This skins the surface but conveys an incredible true story that would only happen in Canada

82
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
January 12th, 2022

See it if Enjoy musicals with ensemble songs that are memorable. Impressive quality given the small theater. Well produced, but needed edits

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or period pieces. Otherwise, has appeal to a wide range of audiences. No profundity, but entertaining

85
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Quirky, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
December 24th, 2021

See it if Want something not too serious and original. The cast and staging were perfect. Had a little bit of everything- fun, sadness, drama

Don't see it if Musicals or sarcasm. It’s a little cheesy but that’s part of what makes it enjoyable too

68
Boring, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow
November 1st, 2021

See it if You are a fan of the story or appreciate slow plays with talented actors

Don't see it if Very boring. The whole first 45 minutes could have been cut

94
Great staging, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious
September 28th, 2021

See it if An incredibly unique approach to telling a historical story which had Tony worthy acting by all three men, staging, and live piano playing.

Don't see it if Have trouble sitting still for over three hours. The play never drags, but they could have cut 30 minutes out to lead this play to be a 100

95
Riveting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever
September 5th, 2021

See it if Want something cerebral while filled with laughs. Not much room for improvement. Funny, dark, intense, and unique

Don't see it if Looking for only cheap laughs and not wanting to go deep

75
Entertaining, Overrated, Slow
August 30th, 2021

See it if you're a fan and not expecting too much music

Don't see it if Not a fan of his. He makes no effort to win over new fans. The show was much more dialogue intensive than I was expecting

87
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting
July 18th, 2021

See it if You’re a fan of Jackie or appreciate dialogue driven plays

Don't see it if Require action

90
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Dark, Intense
February 10th, 2020

See it if Enjoy mixed media and unique staging. The entire cast was amazing and had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. It's DARK and intense

Don't see it if looking for something uplifting or for characters that offer depth and feel connected. Acting was superb, but the characters felt hollow

89
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
February 10th, 2020

See it if If you are looking for something light and fun. This could have been horribly cheesy, but was well executed and a play everyone can enjoy

Don't see it if Looking for a serious play with depth or something thought provoking. This play is meant to be an escape and allows you not use your brain

85
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
November 5th, 2019

See it if Looking for something different. It's a touch pretentious, but a play you will continue to think about long after you have left the theater

Don't see it if Looking for action or a play that ties everything nicely together for you with a bow. You'll be left with more questions than answers

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Too long, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking
October 20th, 2019

See it if Looking for a play that makes you think, see a unique delivery of a story, and appreciate top notch acting

Don't see it if You are offended by gay themes. Everyone really should see this, but it’s definitely targeted at a specific demographic. It’s also looong

75
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Too long, Overrated, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining
October 13th, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of Tracy Letts and have a dark sense of humor. There’s some witty lines, but it’s depressing overall.

Don't see it if Looking for redeemable characters or a play that has a point. At almost three hours, this run entirely too lengthy and requires a Xanax

85
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Uneven, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
October 11th, 2019

See it if Brian Cox is a powerhouse in this play. It is a must see performance. The play itself, staging, and characters had a unique approach

Don't see it if Not interested in that specific period of time. The play was a bit all over the place, but the time went by quickly.

70
Well researched, Original, Ambitious, Great acting, Overrated
August 8th, 2019

See it if You are looking for something new. The documentary style was fantastic and well researched. Her acting was superb across all characters

Don't see it if Looking for substance. The actual wire reels were banal and often very hard to decipher. She would have been better off acting most of it

79
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Depressing, Great acting, Absorbing
July 31st, 2019

See it if You enjoy one man shows or are a fan of Jake. The acting from both actors was superb. Nice to see a modern play that is not self indulgent

Don't see it if Looking for something uplifting or filled with action. This is entirely all monologue with limited staging and zero action

90
Enchanting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
July 6th, 2019

See it if You enjoy musicals, snappy writing, and have an interest in Carole King. This could have easily been cheesy but was extremely well executed

Don't see it if Are hoping for an in depth dive into Carole’s Life. There’s quite a few supporting stories and a large cast

78
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Dated, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting
May 19th, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of Bryan Cranston. He steals the show and delivers an incredible performance. The staging is fantastic and was seamless

Don't see it if Looking for a current message which was well thought out. The script was a bit all over with most characters ringing hollow except Cranston

85
For a previous production
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting
May 19th, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of the franchise. Felt exactly like the movies (which I’m sure this will be one day). A few mind blowing special effects

Don't see it if You’re unfamiliar with Harry Potter. Even being almost six hours, a lot was not explained and could be confusing to someone new

79
Overrated, Relevant, Great acting, Great singing, Clever
May 5th, 2019

See it if If you’re a huge fan of musicals. The cast was perfect and the lead is amazing. It’s a tough topic which requires such attention

Don't see it if You’ve bought into the hype of how amazing the show will be. It’s a solid show, but certainly not the knockout the reviews claim

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting
April 29th, 2019

See it if Are a fan of Annette or Tracy. Both performances were stellar and enough to compensate for the dated script. The story is still relevant

Don't see it if Looking for something uplifting or current. The first act does drag and some characters feel hollow.

75
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
April 22nd, 2019

See it if You are looking something light-hearted or are entertaining family from out of town who are not big into traditional plays.

Don't see it if While you may learn a thing or two about the history of drinking and are made a few cocktails, this is by no means a standard play

24
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing, Ambitious
April 22nd, 2019

See it if No matter how big of a fan of Ben or Renee you are, there is no reason to subject yourself to such torture. Ben's acting/voice were great

Don't see it if Impossible to follow the story, the dictation is very annoying, there are often competing sounds which are irritating. Huge failure

79
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining
March 31st, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of Adam Driver or the overindulgent 80’s writing which tried a bit too hard. Some good one liners and out loud laughs

Don't see it if You’re expecting a dynamic performance by Kerri Russell or a modernization of the script. 30 minutes of the play should have been cut out

83
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting
March 31st, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of Laurie and John. Both are phenomenal and carry the play. It’s a rare opportunity to see two heavyweights together

Don't see it if Looking for an escape or new insight. The script is an odd concept and I’m not sure necessary

90
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Must see, Unique
February 16th, 2019

See it if Looking for something out of the ordinardy. Incredibly ambitious play which you can see over and over without having the same experience tw

Don't see it if Looking for a plot line that is easy to follow or makes sense. If you need to be in control or understand what is going on

49
Thelonious!
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent
February 16th, 2019

See it if If you’re a friend of the cast or want to support the local theater

Don't see it if Expecting a professionally done play. The plot was incongruent and acting subpar.

79
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great staging
November 2nd, 2018

See it if are a fan of Jeff Daniels, the book, the movie, enjoy dramas with an a large cast, and old style staging with a modern twist

Don't see it if expecting it to be a typical Sorkin work. He did a good job updating, but it is still a difficult story that is pinned to point in time

89
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent
October 28th, 2018

See it if You enjoy one man shows creatively telling the story of an important American figure. It’s an excellent encapsulation of Lenny’s life

Don't see it if Looking for action and intricate. This is an intimate show expertly told by a powerful performance, but occasionally challenging to follow

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant
October 28th, 2018

See it if Amazing acting from everyone on stage. It’s an important topic that’s not easy to tackle and usually avoided. Snappy dialogue

Don't see it if It takes you down a necessary hole where there was missed opportunity to make a broader point that’s only going to be a more frequent topic

77
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Overrated
October 7th, 2018

See it if Glenn Close is always a force to reckon and shines regardless of the material she has to work with. If you’re a fan, it’s worth watching

Don't see it if The story and script are a bit lackluster. The intimate and close stage compensate for some of these defencies.

92
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Timely
October 7th, 2018

See it if Enjoy any of the three actors. Everyone did a fantastic job, especially Cherry Jones. She was phenomenal and made it seem effortless.

Don't see it if Small casts without any real action. The topic is an important one and current, but may be a bit nuanced for some viewers

81
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining
June 4th, 2018

See it if Looking to be entertained for two hours. Idina is a natural for the role. There are fantastic one liners in the play, delivered flawlessly

Don't see it if Uncomfortable with gay themes or looking for profundity. The play borders on raunchy, but keeps you guessing as to what will happen next

91
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Must see
May 17th, 2018

See it if You are a fan of Glenda. She was insanely powerful. Laurie does not have an opportunity to shine in this role, but does an excellent job

Don't see it if Plays without much action. This is dialogue intensive and tends to ramble in parts

90
During previews
Clever, Intense, Absorbing, Funny, Bitter
May 17th, 2018

See it if You are looking for an incredible ensemble cast. Everyone's performance elevated the movie and put their own spin on it

Don't see it if You are looking for something light hearted. This follows the movie very closely and is depressing, but has plenty of humor to bring levity

56
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Great acting
May 17th, 2018

See it if You are a enormous fan of Denzel Washington. His performance is phonemical, but not worth sitting through 4 very long hours of depression

Don't see it if This play should have never been remade. Depressing, no real likeable characters, way too long, and dated

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Must see, Masterful
May 17th, 2018

See it if Easily the best performances out there by Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane. Their performances are Tony worthy and make this show a must see

Don't see it if You can't sit still for long time periods. However, the show is show is so absorbing you won't realize that the play is eight hours

94
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Entertaining
May 13th, 2018

See it if Incredible acting revolving around a fascinating historical story. A surprisingly snappy script which may go over the heads of some

Don't see it if You don’t like period pieces or large ensemble casts

45
During previews
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing
May 13th, 2018

See it if You want to feel as if you’re witnessing a tragic family deal with death. It’s as if you’re in their living room observing, it’s realistic

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy a play with no redeemable characters, three hour plays without a message, or want to be dragged through the depths of despair