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Clean, Engaging

See it if Fast moving, easily understood humorous stories, short & long. Has a shitick on show-score ratings. Clean. Content varies by month,

Don't see it if You want musical or large cast.

The Whites
East Village
Funny, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if It gives a slice of life of a black family (in a reverse world where whites are the underdogs). It uses humor to lighten the presentation.

Don't see it if It does not present a thorough or complete picture of discrimination in our country today, so you might learn little about the topic.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Riveting portrayal of two German Jewish athletes of Olympic caliber and Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Don't see it if Avoid it if you are looking for laughs.

Compelling, Absorbing

See it if you want insight into Christians who resisted Hitler's Nazis. Unfortunately, they were all executed.

Don't see it if The theater was too warm when I saw it (on a hot summer's day). Others have said not to see it if you like Trump. I saw no parallel to him

Also Although the topic is serious to the point of being sad, the productio... Read more Read less

During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Engaging

See it if you would like some insights into the lives of blacks in our country less than 100 years ago.

Don't see it if you want music or light comedy.

The Poor of New York
East Village
Engaging, Simplistic, Fast moving

See it if Gives a stylized glimpse into the abject poverty of many of the rich in the USA in the 1800s, before social support programs like welfare.

Don't see it if you want any insight into the reasons for the depression depicted.

Also The play promotes person to person charity over governmental reform. I... Read more Read less

Lively, sweet

See it if Entertaining, fast moving, fanciful musical with a light sci-fi motif and an engaging dual, parallel plot: real world and sci-fi.

Don't see it if you want deep meaning or moral.

Also Ten actors switch roles between themes, the lead doing a really impres... Read more Read less

East Village
Disappointing, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if you at looking for a historic, if totally negative, view of black-white societal relations in America.

Don't see it if you are looking for any optimism about, or suggestions for improving, race relations in America now, or an even-handed view of the past.

Also The show ends with a very negative series of slides. The show begins w... Read more Read less

The Bohemians
East Village
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like occasionally very funny lines and a clever, unusual plot, with lively script and good acting.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a shallow play that exists for the sake of its humor, not the realism or depth of its characters.

Great acting, Touching, Absorbing

See it if you would enjoy a lively, touching yet humorous view of a family dealing with a cognitively impaired adult child.

Don't see it if you are not prepared to empathize with the limitations of such an adult child and the demands it places on a family

During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Disturbing

See it if want some insights into German anti-Semitism in the 1800's and specifically the depth of such feeling among Wagner and his wife.

Don't see it if expect an explanation of anti-Semitism or historical accuracy in the plot (Cosima's repentance is fanciful).

Also The goal of the playwright is not clear to me. Perhaps it is just to p... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Disturbing powerful engrossing

See it if you appreciate insights into the lives of those impacted by incarceration of a loved one.

Don't see it if you want a light comedy.

Also The show presents many problems and issues. I hope there will be a seq... Read more Read less

The Light Years
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like sprightly, unusual stories with pathos.

Don't see it if you want a solid story line. This one was too loose for my taste.

During previews
Little Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if Feel, vicariously, the violence and impact of the segregationist south of 50 years ago. The show remains upbeat despite that.

Don't see it if Shows the base emotions and violent actions of many in the deep south back then. Uses the N word.

Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Academic

See it if You like: An academic rap musician w lots of energy, Entertaining, understandable rap lyrics on AI, consciousness, free will, and related.

Don't see it if If you will be put off by his occasional obscenity (e.g., references to his testicles).

Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if one person show by an actress with a phenomenal voice telling about two child vocalists who took the country by storm in the early-mid 1900s

Don't see it if you are not interested insights into the lives of 2 icons of the 1990's musical movie scene or do not like small venues.

The Wolves
Upper W Side
Fast moving, hard to follow

See it if you like lively (if confusing) dialog.

Don't see it if You want a clear plot that develops. There are minimal props. The amplification is not sufficient (so sit up front).

Nostalgic,, Warm, Entertaining

See it if you like story telling and warm family memories told in an often humorous fashion

Don't see it if you are turned off by the naughty world of burlesque.

Zen A.M.
East Village
Confusing, Fast moving

See it if you like parodies on the world of artists (painters).

Don't see it if you will be bothered by 15 -30 minutes of a smelly smoking torch with the smell filling the small theater.

Also The cast of 6 played their roles well. I was bothered by the smoke.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Energetic, engaging

See it if you want to see an engaging, creative version of a classic story; one with no reference to our president or to gender preferences.

Don't see it if you want a large venue.

Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if Gives insights into the horrors of life in the times of Nazi death camps and life for Jews under Lithuanian and Russian rule during WWII.

Don't see it if you want a sugar coated story about the horrors of WWII

Also Portrays horrors with artistic restraint. Does not attempt to portray ... Read more Read less

Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You really like upbeat musicals with a story line, and actors playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You want short, peppy songs with some sophistication.

Also The first half dragged a bit, with songs that were not catchy and too ... Read more Read less

Generation NYZ
East Village

See it if you want some insights into recent lives of 7 young people, all immigrants to the USA.

Don't see it if you will be put off by the lack of warmth of the 7 young people and their lack of appreciation for others (like their parents).

Also These 7 people are very self-centered. Probably that is the result of ... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if Lively and funny. The satire comes fast and furious. (Can't catch it all.) Pokes fun at many PC views. (No mention of Trump.)

Don't see it if you think it is sacrilegious to poke fun at PC views.

Good Grief
Confusing, Depraved, Quirky

See it if you like lively but confusing plays with minimal plot.

Don't see it if you do not celebrate casual sex, especially for high school boys, and girls losing their virginity by age 15.

Also you might not expect a play labeled as a critic's pick and recommended... Read more Read less

Intense, Thought-provoking, Historic

See it if you would like some personal insights into the Nazi rise to power and rule provided with a talented, lively, and energetic cast.

Don't see it if you want a light night out.

Entertaining, Clever, Amazing illusionist

See it if Engaging, entertaining, master illusionist/magician. Show is clean but the type of magic is not for youngsters. Perhaps for 10+ years old.

Don't see it if You want to be able to figure out how he does his tricks.

The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if Lively, engaging, fast moving, with humor sprinkled in. Gives insight into what life is like for a person with OCD (obsessive compulsive).

Don't see it if The bathrooms in the theater should be cleaned more frequently.

That Physics Show
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like very clever, unusual science demonstrations with just a little explanation.

Don't see it if you are not into science at all.