Will 6230

New York City

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Reviews (65)
80
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious

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.

60
During previews
BLKS
Midtown W
Uneven, Relentless, Ambitious, Funny

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
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

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.

68
During previews
Disappointing

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.

80
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

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

85
Great acting, Moving

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.

50
Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

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.

70
The Naturalists
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

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

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

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.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

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

85
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

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

80
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny

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.

60
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

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.

75
Bump
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny

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.

75
Dido of Idaho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

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

90
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like Albee. Great production and performances, especially Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if are looking for an action packed evening in the theatre

Also Both Allison Pil and Laurie Metcalf had some audibility issues - espec... Read more Read less

65
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing

See it if don't mind rambling, drawn out plays about self involved people. The cast works hard and the direction is fine.

Don't see it if are looking for a play that is worthy of the issues touched upon here.

60
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy ambitious, historical plays.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive night of theatre. This rambles and never engages despite a very game Douglas Hodge who works very hard.

70
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if want to see Lesli Margherita command the stage. She gives it her all.

Don't see it if you are expecting something really clever. It is fun but it falls short of the mark.

65
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like story telling theatre where the actors speak out to the audience and rarely engage with each other.

Don't see it if you are not interested in current European playwriting.

Also The actors were appealing but were constrained by the play, especially... Read more Read less

72
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you know or have experience in the downtown off-off NYC theatre scene.

Don't see it if you have no interest in relatively recent local theatre history.

Also I was charmed by this. I am not in the theatre business but have a lov... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love old fashioned musicals. The cast was wonderful and Donna Murphy, radiant. The chorus is just great.

Don't see it if you don't like big, brassy, American musicals.

60
Composure
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if don't mind a rambling, melodramatic play with little humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for depth, focus and insight.

70
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy these wonderful leading ladies and their excellent supporting cast.

Don't see it if you like musicals with exciting books.

70
Indecent
Midtown W
Well directed, well produced

See it if you enjoy good direction.

Don't see it if you are expecting a deeper exploration of the subject. The acting is just ok and the play only skims the surface of an interesting subject.

70
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Dizzying, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

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
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Midtown W
Interesting, Disappointing, Ambitious

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.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

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

70
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated

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.

60
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Disappointing

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.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Bloated, overrated, overacted

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
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Aimless, unfocused

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.

55
During previews
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Unfocused

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

75
During previews
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

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
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

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

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing

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
Absorbing, Great acting

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.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing

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.

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

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

60
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

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.

65
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to support the development of new plays and playwrights.

Don't see it if you don't want to see plays in process/progress. This one is not ready for production yet. It tackles worthy subjects but is wildly uneven.

Also The actors push and push and no one comes off well.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a terrifically acted and directed production of a classic play.

Don't see it if you do not like the work of Edward Albee

Also The actors are superb and even the slightly weaker first half comes to... Read more Read less

67
Enrico IV, A monologue
West Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in seeing a fine actor tackle the words of a great playwright.

Don't see it if you expect to see the play. This monologue is confusing and unsatisfying despite the skill of the actor.

70
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy good, detailed performances and direction.

Don't see it if you are not interested in slow, repetitious scenes in the lives of some selfish, unlikeable characters.

Also An interesting evening of very good direction and terrific work by the... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy slick production values and clever staging but the subject matter has been done better elsewhere and this play adds nothing new.

Don't see it if don't like flashy staging covering up thin material. It only really scores in the last scenes.

Also The lead performance is accomplished, raw and, like the play, repetiti... Read more Read less

60
The Enchantment
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you have an interest in 19th century drama and female playwrights.

Don't see it if you are put off by the slow pace and uneven acting.

Also A noble effort nicely directed but the acting ranges from good to life... Read more Read less

69
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if you like "flash". A lot of it is inventive and imaginative - to a fault.

Don't see it if mind flashy direction. It is full of excessive stage tricks. It only gets going when the actors get a chance to connect.

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy a good, classic farce. Michael Urie is totally charming and Mary Testa is spot on.

Don't see it if this sort of comedy is not your thing. The cast is uneven but overall a fun evening.

65
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy Laura Osnes.

Don't see it if you expect this era to be well represented. The staging is chaotic. Good Osnes and Leavel.

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy a well written play. Clever, funny, thoughtful writing.

Don't see it if Uneven, surface acting. Not committed enough and they don't rise to the script. Only Houdyshell shines.