Willie11

Manhattan | 35-49 | Male
About:  I try to see at least 3 shows a week. I definitely lean towards plays over musicals, however I do think there's nothing more powerful than a great musical.
Reviews (58)
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75
Dated, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Ethan Hawke and Sam Shepard. Great revival.

Don't see it if You want something relatable. It’s a good play but at this point it’s more of a snapshot of the American psyche in the 70s and eighties.

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50
During previews
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the 2018 Yale drama series winning play.

Don't see it if You’d like to see a play with a tight plot and multi dimensional characters.

Also Everyone is certainly entitled to an opinion, but there’s nothing grea... Read more Read less

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90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like well performed one actor shows that display a fantastic blend of political and identity satire.

Don't see it if You have thin skin. Some moments in the show might land a little too close to home.

Also Damiano is a true talent. Love the passion he brings to his writing an... Read more Read less

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Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You enjoy a talented ensemble tell a engaging story.

Don't see it if You’d like something that delves beyond the plot into character. It’s kinda one dimensional. But fun one dimensional.

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65
During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Cliched, Funny

See it if The show is snappy and moves along quickly enough. Lots of laughter.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see yet another show about the oppression of the gay community via ignorant family. We’ve seen this show many times before

Also I hate to harp on the premise but I’m finding myself thinking I’m more... Read more Read less

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42
Disappointing

See it if Good dialogue. Hated the subject matter.

Don't see it if I think there are better ways to spend time at the theater.

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90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like existential non traditional theatre

Don't see it if If you'd like something with a bit more weight to it

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50
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Insipid

See it if You would like to see a well written drama about recent American history.

Don't see it if Nothing new here. To be honest if you're interested in stories about financial corruption, see the movies The Big Short or Wall Street

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Indulgent, Banal, Confusing

See it if don't.

Don't see it if don't.

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76
During previews
Slow, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see tremendous acting in a cozy setting.

Don't see it if A bit slow of a show. I personally didn't care for the movement. Also the double ending threw me.

Also Even though there were things I didn't care for, I so appreciated the ... Read more Read less

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91
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a smartly crafted engaging play acted wonderfully by great American actors.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of minimalist text heavy plays that lack action but are dripping with universal themes.

Also Just an awesome night of theater. Almost worth the 130 bucks it cost t... Read more Read less

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30
Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if I hate to be mean, but this is a stillborn star vehicle.

Don't see it if Nothing to say here other than don't see it. Sorry Mr. perry.

Also Holy cow just not up to par with anything else I've seen at mcc. This ... Read more Read less

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49
During previews
Dizzying, Disappointing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You'd like to see a story about a female historical figure not many people know about.

Don't see it if You'd like to see a well written show that's active. And has less glitches in the performance. But a tolerable night of theater.

Also It was the first preview so show will get tighter.

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95
For a previous production
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Such a wonderfully loaded scenario. We know what's going to happen but we're so absorbed by the drama we can't stop watching. A HIT!!!

Don't see it if It's a play that deserves to go on broadway. I hope it does and I consider myself lucky for having seen this wonderful production.

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58
Relevant, Overrated, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if A show for any Ruhl enthusiast. It's a night of theater that doesn't offend per say and some of the dialogue is pleasing to listen to.

Don't see it if Really nothing new explored here and I found the issues a bit uninteresting. I felt like the play could have pushed further but held back.

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85
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if This is a great non traditional play that spurs the viewer to step outside their comfort zone and see the world from other perspectives.

Don't see it if If you aren't comfortable with unconventional structural formats or don't care for being challenged as an audience member.

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100
Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if All I can say about this show is that it's dope.

Don't see it if There's no reason to not see this show. See this show.

Also Great script, great set design, great acting, and a really relevant an... Read more Read less

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72
During previews
Insipid, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You need to mentally prepare yourself anytime u see an Eno play. It's gonna be slow and for the most part uneventful. There is the lone-

Don't see it if Person in the audience who laughs at every little thing like they 'get'' it. I'm convinced this person is an eno plant.

Also The play is slow but I'd argue the ending makes it worthwhile. Whereas... Read more Read less

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89
Resonant, Funny, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. Loved it and enjoyed the message and the music.

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained. See this show!

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81
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You enjoy something not so mainstream.

Don't see it if You're looking for a more entertaining even night of theater

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54
Fluffy, Watchable, Entertaining

See it if You want a light show that doesn't do much but doesn't offend.

Don't see it if You'd like to see a show that you don't forget five minutes after seeing it

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Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if I so wanted to like this because I really admire Kate blanchett. Not even her stage presence made this tolerable.

Don't see it if Slow. Boring. Completely uninteresting. Sorry.

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86
Slow, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely EPIC glen close. Also the music by Weber is gorgeous and really envokes the setting.

Don't see it if The first act was a bit slow and too long. At intermission I was left scratching my head wondering what the hype was. 2nd act delivered.

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84
During previews
Great staging, Masterful, Dated, Great acting

See it if This was written what, ten years ago, and for the most part a lot of it still rings true in regards to a lack of fulfillment people face.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows where you need to fill in cracks with your own interpretations. This show is like a mirror for the audience.

Also Not Letts' best effort, but all the same a thought provoking piece of ... Read more Read less

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85
During previews
Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like to see new plays from emerging talents.

Don't see it if You don't like small theater spaces where you are right on the action.

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60
Insipid, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see some high octane stomp routines and gorgeous harmonizing.

Don't see it if Story drags on and on ending up in the shower scene which we all knew was coming.

Also This felt like a play trying to be set in today that was actually set ... Read more Read less

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75
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if You’d like to see a lyrical play in a small setting produced by a Latin x theatre.

Don't see it if You’d like something commercial and more mainstream. At IATI producing plays with the intention of commerciality is not a consideration.

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81
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a timely show that makes you think.

Don't see it if You’re not into women’s rights.

Also I loved the writing and the acting. Really a treat to see. Stuck with ... Read more Read less

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91
Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if It’s refreshing seeing a new American play packed with emotion not about lgbt rights or gun violence that captures a timely topic.

Don't see it if You don’t like small theatres in east village.

Also There were a few glitches but it was first preview. But despite all th... Read more Read less

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Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you're a fan of S.A.G it's a must see. In some ways I put his earlier works on the same plain as kushner and miller. Groundbreaking dude

Don't see it if Not the greatest production. Weird transitions. If you're not into plays about disenfranchised characters you won't be into it.

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54
Intense, Slow, Excruciating, Absorbing

See it if Loved the first act. Really engrossing.

Don't see it if Second act had good moments but holy shit it just went on and on. I mean I get it, it was an intimate portrayal, but dude....

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80
Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you want to see a show that's a bit long and could probably get tightened a little but manages to put humanity in a bleak future.

Don't see it if You're not into seeing new work that's trying to paint a new world and sometimes gets a little bogged down with it's own jargon.

Also There were slow moments and the nature of the piece is one of claustro... Read more Read less

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Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Really well written but it really meanders. If you're into that sort of thing, then this is for you.

Don't see it if You'd like plays where you know what it's driving towards. I liked the end but it really came out of left field for me.

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85
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You can sit through an okay first act to get to an amazing second.

Don't see it if The set up nearly lost me. But when I locked into the characters I didn't want the play to end.

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70
Slow, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like plays that are all about the words and have a very minimal staging.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that has more of a focus aside from people stuck in tricky situations due to their own actions.

Also Really like Abe Koogler. Was disappointed by the false ending followed... Read more Read less

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Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Man! So I love Norbert Leo Butts and he was really good but I still left at intermission because to be painfully honest- there's no story!

Don't see it if See it if you'd like to watch some great acting. But sadly you'll be seeing acting for it's own sake. What a shame.

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55
During previews
Excruciating, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if If you hate Donald Trump and consider yourself morally superior to conservatives.

Don't see it if You'd like something that doesn't pander to the anger of people who hate Donald Trump

Also Here's the thing- most of us get it. The divisive language this admini... Read more Read less

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85
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Laura Linney do a scene that will be seared into your mind and leave you feeling like you've witnessed one of the greatest.

Don't see it if If you're not into watching a despicable family scheme on ways to become more despicable.

Also This play really hit me in act two and three. Act one left me scratchi... Read more Read less

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Indulgent, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You want to go to the public theatre and see the worst show they've ever put up. Because this thing is a real piece of shit.

Don't see it if Dude I love the talking heads but David Byrne needs to go out to pasture. Trial and error is healthy but this was a real bomb. Jaw dropping

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50
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny

See it if The first half was filled with off beat comedy and interesting character interactions that left me smiling.

Don't see it if The second part was confused and unclear and left me wondering how Much longer it could go on for.

Also Like I said I really enjoyed the first half, but the second half defau... Read more Read less

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85
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Epic, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic drama acted superbly by an amazing ensemble.

Don't see it if I hate to admit it but the script, while great in what it builds to, is definitely bloated with dialogue that repeats itself.

Also As someone else said- miller is indeed miller. This play is about the ... Read more Read less

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65
Great staging, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You want to see the girl from little miss sunshine as an adult in a small setting.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that makes you cringe for fifty minutes straight in a terrible way.

Also I loved the directing. Smart staging. Great acting. But the story went... Read more Read less

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Yen
Must see, Riveting, Dizzying, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A really great example of a modern British play. Dark, pessimistic, full of dread, yet somehow at the end a glimmer of hope.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that doesn't leave you feeling unsettled and disturbed. Not a brighter side of life story.

Also Loved the minimal set. Loved the actors. Thought the production design... Read more Read less

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85
During previews
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if I really loved the imaginative script and the intense dialogue had me glued to my seat.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more palatable mainstream play. But you'll still enjoy this.

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During previews
Intense, Indulgent, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense plays that deal with the ethics of doctors, their egos and also the labyrinth known as the judicial system.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy heavy politically charged theater. The Mamet of old is back and he's way pissed off. But he's not swearing as much!

Also I liked this play but some of the opening scene felt really wooden. I ... Read more Read less

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Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you're a fan of David Ives and enjoy smart plays with interesting female characters.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of smart witty drama that's at times hilarious.

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Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if I went with a friend looking to be mildly entertained and instead was deeply moved.

Don't see it if If you don't like epic shows based on timeless and universal themes.

Also A great show to see with the whole family. Forget the little mermaid. ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great staging, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a well paced two hander that effectively represents lantinx identity.

Don't see it if If you want a play that delves into deeper issues of race and ethnic identity.

Also Sadly there were parts of the play that felt added in last minute to p... Read more Read less

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Cliched, Funny, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you love to watch productions that are truly collaborative

Don't see it if You want a night of theatre that is cohesive. This sadly left me wanting more.

Also The night was entertaining but at the same time felt to me a bit flat.... Read more Read less

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Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Loved the music in this. Made me rediscover carol King.

Don't see it if If you don't care for nostalgic musicals