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Reviews (237)
68
Circle Jerk
East Village
Dizzying, Ambitious
June 23rd, 2022

See it if You like shows that think outside the box. You like satire on today’s culture, pop culture, political correctness.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a plot heavy show with character development.

Also I have real mixed feelings on this one. The satire is sharp and biting... Read more Read less

60
Titanique
Financial
Cute
June 23rd, 2022

See it if You like satire, you like parody, you want a breezy show.

Don't see it if You want a show that's more than a sketch. There are absolutely funny moments, but it got old for me quickly.

91
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting
June 20th, 2022

See it if You like comedies. You like seeing LBGTQ characters represented.

Don't see it if You want drama. You want something you haven’t seen before.

Also A fun evening. Some great one- liners. Funny cast.

73
Good production
June 8th, 2022

See it if You love anyone in this cast. You love old school Mamet.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that still feels relevant.

Also This is good production of a play that no longer feels relevant. The s... Read more Read less

71
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Indulgent, Resonant
June 4th, 2022

See it if You like plays that deal with people at turning points in their lives. You like seeing new works.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a a play that is surprising. While enjoyable, it does go the obvious route in both plot and character development.

70
POTUS
Midtown W
Entertaining
May 22nd, 2022

See it if You like slapstick, you like farce.

Don't see it if You want a thoughtful, realistic comedy.

Also Absolutely has it’s moments of hilariousness, but overall feels poorly... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Entertaining
May 20th, 2022

See it if You like satire. You like quirky storytelling with over the top characters and breaking the 4th Wall.

Don't see it if You want a serious modern version of Hamlet.

Also While entertaining, I couldn’t help wondering “what was the point?” Ou... Read more Read less

62
Sweet
May 6th, 2022

See it if You’re looking for some sweet. Something a little cliche, a little heartwarming.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something that will challenge you.

Also A sweat small play, but nothing too deep.

40
Disappointing
May 5th, 2022

See it if You like absurdist theatre. You like allegories.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that are consistently switching tone, mood, and pacing.

Also I got on board with the absurdity in the first act. But as the play pl... Read more Read less

80
A pleasant revival
May 4th, 2022

See it if You already know and love the material. You’re a Jackman and/or Foster fan.

Don't see it if You want a production that reinvents the show.

Also An entertaining and serviceable revival of a classic. Supporting cast ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Funny
April 24th, 2022

See it if You are a Theatre dork:) You like stories of people pursuing a career in the arts.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that depending on you being up to date on pop culture references.

Also The first half is strong. But at the halfway mark all the scenes start... Read more Read less

80
Great writing, Great acting
April 22nd, 2022

See it if You like small, slice of life plays. You like watching characters get to know one another over time.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big flash show/plot.

Also Nicely written, acted, and directed.

65
During previews
Ambitious
April 16th, 2022

See it if You like ensemble shows that use a mixture of storytelling, music, dance and poetry.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward narrative.

Also Beautiful lighting design.

80
During previews
Entertaining
April 12th, 2022

See it if You are fan of the film, a fan of Crystal’s, or looking for a comedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for the next great score. The music is serviceable.

Also They did what I wish more movies turned musicals would do, use the mov... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Disappointing
April 8th, 2022

See it if You really enjoy dance. You really enjoy the story.

Don't see it if You looking for a show that’s more than dance pieces to canned music.

86
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
March 31st, 2022

See it if You are familiar with the play (this production holds up). You are a fan of Parker and/or Morse.

Don't see it if Stories of sexual abuse are triggering for you.

Also Beautifully staged and lit. Lovely work by the entire cast.

45
During previews
Slow
March 30th, 2022

See it if You like the idea of an original musical based on historical events.

Don't see it if You want a plot that drives the songs.

Also Talented cast, but unfortunately there’s about 20 minutes of plot in a... Read more Read less

58
During previews
To My Girls
Midtown W
Disappointing
March 26th, 2022

See it if Like to seem plays about relationships between gay men.

Don't see it if You want a play that is full developed.

Also There’s very little plot. Mostly 2 characters at a time tell one anoth... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining
March 23rd, 2022

See it if You like baseball. You like actors in the cast. You like a play that delivers laughs and a moral.

Don't see it if You can’t tolerate sports mixed with your theatre.

Also I saw the original production, a while some a zest of the production i... Read more Read less

62
During previews
At The Wedding
Upper W Side
Quirky, Fluffy
March 11th, 2022

See it if You like small ensemble plays. You like to support new work.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play that’s found it’s groove.

Also There are definitely things to like. Some nice performances, some good... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Disappointing
February 24th, 2022

See it if You like to see brand new plays. You like small ensemble shows.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that’s past the development phase.

Also I don’t take pleasure in saying this, but this script is not ready for... Read more Read less

86
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining
February 5th, 2022

See it if You want pure entertainment. You enjoy modern storytelling and music.

Don't see it if You want a traditional book driven musical. You don’t like concert musicals.

Also The ladies are having a great time and it’s infectious for the audienc... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Space Dogs
Midtown W
Entertaining
February 5th, 2022

See it if You like fringe types of shows that are small casts using lots of props to tell off beat stories.

Don't see it if You want something big and flashy. Or something that takes the subject seriously.

Also Cute and fun. At about 100 minutes, it does a slit slow in the middle,... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Black No More
Midtown W
Edgy, Ambitious
January 27th, 2022

See it if You are looking for an original musical. You don’t mind a frank and unsettling discussion of race.

Don't see it if Racial slurs easily upset you. You want lite fair.

Also There’s a lot to like. Some great performances and musical moments. Bu... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Clunky
January 25th, 2022

See it if You love Jackson. You love musicals comprised of catalogs of music you already know.

Don't see it if You want to really examine the artist.

Also I try very hard to judge the art not the artist. The show is very chop... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Slow, Entertaining
January 15th, 2022

See it if A new play about a Jewish family living in France and dealing with anti-Semitism interests you.

Don't see it if You want a play that is light and breezy. There are moments of levity, but leans more towards a drama.

Also I saw the 3rd preview, and I hope they find ways to trim and tighten t... Read more Read less

48
Slow, Ambitious
January 13th, 2022

See it if You want a new musical that completely original and not based on previously produced material.

Don't see it if You want a new musical that fully realized.

Also I really appreciated that this something new and different and took ch... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Relevant, Slow
December 30th, 2021

See it if A drama about the foreclosure of a factory in Detroit during the recession appeals to you.

Don't see it if You want fantasy or comedy.

Also Overall a nice drama. A bit slow getting to its build, could use some ... Read more Read less

42
Quirky, Disappointing
December 8th, 2021

See it if You are curious how they tuned the movie into a stage musical.

Don't see it if You are excepting anything others than the “greatest hits” from the movie.

Also In my opinion, there’s no reason to turn films into stage musicals unl... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Thought-provoking
December 8th, 2021

See it if You like seeing older plays in a new light.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something that is going to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Also The beginning is quite static, all set up for an outcome we can see co... Read more Read less

80
Funny
December 8th, 2021

See it if Your looking for a fun evening of storytelling.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a solo show that is a play.

Also More of a stand up routine around one specific story then a solo show.... Read more Read less

74
Entertaining
December 5th, 2021

See it if You want a simple, entertaining show. You want something you can take a teen too.

Don't see it if You want a story that isn’t very predictable. Something edgy.

Also The leading actor is very charming. Very predictable, but still enjoya... Read more Read less

79
The Antelope Party
East Village
Great acting, Ambitious
December 2nd, 2021

See it if You like your comedy pitch black. You like ensemble plays.

Don't see it if You don’t want anything that will remind you of our current political climate.

Also Terrifying and yet humorous. There are some slow points (perhaps don’t... Read more Read less

68
Great singing, Disappointing
November 30th, 2021

See it if You love Tina Turner. You love bio-musicals.

Don't see it if You’re looking for anything deeper than a bullet point story and the hit songs.

Also I wanted to love it. I love Tina Turner. But the story telling is so m... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Entertaining
November 26th, 2021

See it if You like quirky musicals. A fan of Victoria Clark’s work.

Don't see it if You want big production numbers. You don’t like quirky.

Also I saw the original play, and that may have hampered my feelings on thi... Read more Read less

71
Funny, Edgy, Ambitious
November 24th, 2021

See it if You like your comedy dark…pitch black. You like theatre that thinks outside the box.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. You want a narrative and characters interacting. You are turned off by stories dealing with suicide.

Also It’s a bit slow to begin, but the middle really hums along. Unfortunat... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Dated, Ambitious
November 24th, 2021

See it if You already know and like the musical. You like small chamber musicals.

Don't see it if You want something lite. You want big production numbers. Gunshots bother you.

Also Several nice performances. The show itself is engaging at times, but o... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Great acting, Funny
November 21st, 2021

See it if You would like small ensemble (4 actors) in a comedy about the television industry.

Don't see it if You want something big. You want a drama

Also Funny. A good time. Well acted and written.

32
Cliched, Disappointing
November 15th, 2021

See it if You can’t getting enough of the Princess Diana story.

Don't see it if You’re expecting anything more than a paint by numbers telling of her story.

Also The cast is game and trying, but the book is so messy and lyrics are r... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Uneven
November 5th, 2021

See it if You like seeing brand new plays or are a fan of Aduba.

Don't see it if You want a play that’s worked out all the kinks. Still feels like it finding itself.

Also Aduba is fantastic and play comes alive when she is front and center. ... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Fluffy
October 30th, 2021

See it if You enjoyed Jocelyn Bioh’s previous play “School Girls”.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something edgy or a dark comedy.

Also I much preferred “School Girls”. This is cute, but elicits more smiles... Read more Read less

50
During previews
The Visitor
East Village
Dated, Cliched
October 22nd, 2021

See it if You like see new musicals. You’re a fan of David Hyde Pierce.

Don't see it if You want a score that will stay in your head after you leave.

Also This material just didn’t musical-ize for me. Very little character ex... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Absorbing
October 14th, 2021

See it if You like sung through musicals. You like musicals about flawed characters.

Don't see it if You prefer lite entertainment. Don’t like sung through musicals.

Also The story is small, but still very entertaining. Lovely performances a... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Resonant, Ambitious
October 12th, 2021

See it if You like non traditional story telling. Plays that mix dialogue, monologues, music, and poetry.

Don't see it if You prefer plays with a linear plot and character development.

Also A bit of a slow start. The middle 30-40 minutes are very good. I prefe... Read more Read less

59
Slow, Great staging, Ambitious
October 5th, 2021

See it if You enjoy informative shows that present in audiobook style. You have an interest in banking.

Don't see it if You like traditional narratives and dialogue between characters.

Also This play is for a very specific audience. It’s very well staged, desi... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Cliched
October 2nd, 2021

See it if If you are looking for a fluffy comedy.

Don't see it if You want something challenging.

Also The script is very obvious in both plot and jokes.

85
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining
March 11th, 2020

See it if You’re open to new insights on an old show.

Don't see it if You don’t feel like shows should be tinkered with.

Also The direction is the star. Smart and intelligent and interesting slant... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great acting
March 8th, 2020

See it if You like gritty dramas about families struggling with money and trust.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a realistic portrayal of a splintered family.

Also The acting is wonderful across the board. The script has some great mo... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Slow
March 1st, 2020

See it if You like new musicals. You like shows that interweave times/characters/truth searching.

Don't see it if You want a new musical theatre feels fresh.

Also I had a hard time investing in the story and characters in the current... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Relevant, Funny, Ambitious
February 27th, 2020

See it if You’re a fan of Lett’s previous work. You like ensemble plays.

Don't see it if You don’t like your comedy dark.

Also There’s some great stuff here. And the ending is powerful. But there’s... Read more Read less