Will 6230

New York City

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Reviews (85)
80
Well acted, nicely directed., Delightful, Clever
January 5th, 2023

See it if you can. Very nice production and lovely performance.

Don't see it if you have seen this story too many times.

70
Disappointing, uneven, broadly performed
January 5th, 2023

See it if you enjoy Victoria Clark. She is controlled, committed and honest.

Don't see it if you don't like very broad characterizations. The show doesn't flow. The score is not memorable. Overrated.

80
During previews
Delightful, Clever
September 25th, 2022

See it if you want to see a well adapted, updated Chekhov. Well performed, especially the brother and sister who represent the old guard.

Don't see it if Chekhov is not your thing. No intermission at about 90 minutes.

70
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing
July 10th, 2022

See it if you like ambitious plays that ponder big ideas.

Don't see it if you are looking for a satisfying evening. There are losts of questions raised and many detours that don't always add up - but it is worthy.

68
Circle Jerk
East Village
Dizzying, Ambitious, Funny, Clever
June 18th, 2022

See it if you want to see a chaotic, ambitious, funny, multimedia presentation. It is jam packed, garbled, unfocused, and messy.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well paced, focused play. This is a mess- but full of (too full) of energy.

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
May 23rd, 2022

See it if you want to see a compelling performance in a very topical play. It is short but quite an emotional ride!

Don't see it if you don't like one man plays or are looking for top notch production values. This is bare bones and the space is very small.

70
Disappointing, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining
May 10th, 2022

See it if you want to see a musical on the cutting edge. Great subject matter, very well performed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a good score. Nothing memorable here and although there is a lot to enjoy it is disappointing in music, lyrics and book

75
Simple, engaging, well acted, Disappointing
April 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy sweet, simple, honest plays.

Don't see it if you want a more probing play that is more than a slice of life. The ending was disappointing.

75
By the end it had an effect but somehow felt flat during the evening., Disappointing, Absorbing
April 13th, 2022

See it if you have an interest in the complicated subject matter being dealt with in an honest way. It is.

Don't see it if the subject matter is a trigger for you.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
April 7th, 2022

See it if you love the sublime score. The gender swap almost works (almost!) and the performers are great. Lenk is much better than you've heard.

Don't see it if aren't open to the gender swap and are looking for a traditional production.

80
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
April 7th, 2022

See it if the subject matter interests you. This is a thought provoking, well done evening.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play. This is a transcript but an interesting exercise and it works.

78
Funny, Entertaining
April 7th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a heartfelt, funny, look at the subject matter.

Don't see it if you are looking for an ambitious play. It is well done but not as deep as it wants to be.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing
April 7th, 2022

See it if you want to experience a smart, ambitious play, beautifully acted and directed.

Don't see it if the length bothers you. It is over three hours but it is compelling throughout.

90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
March 10th, 2020

See it if you want to see this classic done extremely well. The four actors are each excellent. Laurie Metcalf in her best performance yet.

Don't see it if you are looking for the usual Broadway experience.

75
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Compelling, Ambitious, Absorbing
February 14th, 2020

See it if you are intrigued by the subject matter. It handles it well for the most part despite an unnecessary narrator.

Don't see it if you are put off by this subject.

Also A mixed bag but some compelling acting and writing and an honest treat... Read more Read less

75
Border People
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
February 8th, 2020

See it if you like one person shows. This actor has heart and brings great skill to his characters. Overall worthwhile.

Don't see it if don't like documentary theatre. The characters are vivid but the piece does not build and one misses conflict.

Also Very glad I saw this. A lot to admire here. This actor has great facia... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing
February 8th, 2020

See it if you see all things Frankenstein.

Don't see it if you are looking for an emotionally engaging examination of a classic text. This is muddled, confusing and pretentious.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
January 30th, 2020

See it if you love Charles Busch. This is one of his best efforts and the supporting cast is the best he has ever had!

Don't see it if you don't like drag and camp humor.

75
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
January 9th, 2020

See it if for the beautiful staging and music.

Don't see it if You want a more traditional Scrooge.

70
Disappointing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 9th, 2020

See it if if you love Alanis Morrissette.

Don't see it if you want a well rounded musical. This one strains and suffers with all the seams showing. Performances vary from good to two dimensional.

80
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious
October 9th, 2019

See it if want to see an ambitious play that has its heart in the right place. It is effective but derivative, overwritten and overlong

Don't see it if you are bothered by alot of declarative acting and talking to the audience.

70
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Dizzying, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining
June 2nd, 2019

See it if you enjoy in your face, confessional stories presented with candor and humor.

Don't see it if you are offended by explicit situations.

Also High energy and in your face but repetitious and presentational. The f... Read more Read less

60
During previews
BLKS
Midtown W
Uneven, Relentless, Ambitious, Funny
April 28th, 2019

See it if you like frenetic, overblown comedies

Don't see it if you are looking for believable characters. There is a relentless, overpowering energy here that grates.

60
During previews
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Midtown W
Interesting, Disappointing, Ambitious
April 17th, 2019

See it if you are interested in or curious about BDSM. The play is soundly structured but lacks real depth and thoughtful examination.

Don't see it if the subject matter is off putting to you. I didn't feel I gained a lot of insight into an unfamiliar scene.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny
April 9th, 2019

See it if you enjoy seeing three comic actors working it hard.

Don't see it if you are looking for a complete play. This one has promise but fails to get there.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing
April 2nd, 2019

See it if for the intellectual argument here and for the excellent actors.

Don't see it if you are hoping for some new insight into these well known Americans or for emotional engagement.

Also All of the actors are excellent. Metcalf does what she is so good at: ... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Disappointing
March 13th, 2019

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson on stage. She is commanding.

Don't see it if you are looking for a consistent reading of the play. There are a lot of hits and misses here. Some of the acting very good.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated
February 15th, 2019

See it if you would like a glimpse into old world morality. The actors do well (especially the older men).

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that speaks to us today. This is a curiousity and a relic but well done and somewhat interesting.

80
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious
February 4th, 2019

See it if You want to see a play explore an important current issue and you enjoy excellent acting.

Don't see it if You are not into current issues dealt realistically.

Also The play is somewhat overwritten even at 75 minutes. Some of the plot ... Read more Read less

60
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Disappointing
November 21st, 2018

See it if you like melodrama and Lifetime movies.

Don't see it if you want to see a good subject presented in an original way.

85
Great acting, Moving
November 21st, 2018

See it if you appreciate great ensemble acting. Everyone is doing wonderful work. Special mention to Elaine May and Joan Allen who are terrific.

Don't see it if the subject matter is upsetting to you. It is hard-hitting and brutally honest.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Bloated, overrated, overacted
October 20th, 2018

See it if you are a Vonnegut fan although the bombast here and the indulgent performances sink it.

Don't see it if you object to cartoonish, indulgent theatre. The actors have been praised but they are hammy,and indulgent.

50
Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
September 29th, 2018

See it if you enjoy Pirandello and any of these plays. The company gives it a good try and succeeds about half the time.

Don't see it if you mind these plays being fractured and put together. Each of them is diminished. The performers are game and in some cases, skillful.

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Aimless, unfocused
September 28th, 2018

See it if you love the wonderful Janet McTeer. She valiently lifts the confused play at times and is never uninteresting to watch.

Don't see it if are looking for a good play. Late in the second half there are some scenes that come to life but it is too late.

70
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious
September 14th, 2018

See it if you enjoy excellent actors in ambitious plays. It doesn't totally succeed but there is a lot​ here to keep you engaged.

Don't see it if you can't sit for long plays that meander. The production lacks a focus and many of the important moments are not given room to play out.

Also All four of the actors do very good work. This company is one to watch... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Unfocused
September 8th, 2018

See it if don't mind all the tinkering with classic Shaw.

Don't see it if are looking for good direction. The poor actors are at sea and pushing to compensate for an unfocused production.

Also Some of the choices here are bizarre and there are more than a few tim... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
August 19th, 2018

See it if you have enjoyed the work of Bedlam. The two leads here are not successful but they sure are game!

Don't see it if you don't like overlong, rambling plays with obvious performances. So many good actors here drowning.

75
During previews
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny
August 4th, 2018

See it if you enjoy stand up and a clever spin on romantic comedy. The leading actor is hugely appealing and talented.

Don't see it if you don't like stand up comedy and rom coms.

Also Full of charm and laughs, if a bit unfocused and chaotic. There is a l... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny
August 4th, 2018

See it if you want to see an important gay play done very well indeed.

Don't see it if you don't like the subject matter.

Also There are problems with the play and a lot​ of contrivances but there ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious
July 9th, 2018

See it if you enjoy the writing of Tracy Letts. This is a fascinating play, beautifully acted.

Don't see it if scenes out of sequence annoy you.

Also Beautifully directed and acted but the ending disappoints. Uneven and ... Read more Read less

85
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny
July 8th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a well rounded play beautifully acted. Joshua Harmon is one of the best new writers out there. This is better than the reviews.

Don't see it if you don't like new plays.

Also Excellent actors here - all of them. This may not be plot driven but t... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing
June 30th, 2018

See it if you want to see a very noble, if overbought, play that is most effective when it is poetic.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy handed plays that are not interested in well rounded characters.

Also This playwright is gifted and a singular voice but the playwrighting h... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny
June 16th, 2018

See it if you enjoy an excellent production of a timely play that resonates today. Excellent performances without exception. The lead actor is superb.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces and well made plays.

80
Absorbing, Great acting
June 9th, 2018

See it if want to see a great American play superbly performed. Denzel Washington at his best surrounded by terrific actors across the board.

Don't see it if you don't have the attention span.

60
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing
June 3rd, 2018

See it if just skip it. A good subject matter but a forced play. The acting is cliched and pushed.

Don't see it if you are looking for this worthy subject matter handled deftly.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing
May 25th, 2018

See it if you enjoy the writing of Stephen Adly Guirgis but this unfocused, broadly acted production does not do the play justice.

Don't see it if love this play. It is not served well here.

75
Bump
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny
May 25th, 2018

See it if you don't mind a slight play. The actors were charming and the evening was enjoyable but it seems more like an early draft.

Don't see it if are looking for a substantial piece of theatre.

80
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny
May 17th, 2018

See it if you enjoy the music of Sara Bareilles. The score is good!

Don't see it if Over amplification bothers you. The sound system was obtrusive!

Also Katherine McPhee a very pleasant surprise! She is natural, doesn't ove... Read more Read less

75
Dido of Idaho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious
March 29th, 2018

See it if you like new and interesting writers. Abby Rosebrock has a distinct voice and her acting equals her talent as a playwright.

Don't see it if you are not into quirky characters and off beat stories.

Also The first scene was problematic and both actors seemed ill at ease. OF... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing
March 25th, 2018

See it if you don't mind talky plays without much dramatic action. This is a problematic play

Don't see it if you are looking for real conflict on the stage. Conflict here is hinted at and not explored. The play is the problem here.