ZTheatre

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (174)
75
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Great acting

See it if You like small, intimate plays about characters getting to know one another and their darkness.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play that doesn’t break the 4th wall.

Also Both actors are great. Lots of great dialogue. The play does sometimes... Read more Read less

45
Slow, Banal

See it if You are someone who enjoys non-linear plays. Or have an interest in reenactora.

Don't see it if You are someone who likes linear plays. Or plays with a straight forward plot.

Also Because of the way the material is presented, I never felt I got to kn... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You are young person in your life interested in musical theatre.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show that is more then just a cute idea.

Also It’s a cute idea, but the extremely thin plot doesn’t help. At times i... Read more Read less

73
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Intense, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in seeing a slow burn character study.

Don't see it if You want a comedy.

Also Some of the early scenes are very slow paced and I felt I was 2 steps ... Read more Read less

95
Stephen adly guirgis at his best

See it if You are a fan of Stephen Adly Guirgis. Or want a beautiful portrait of damaged people.

Don't see it if You want lite and fluffy, or need to love all the characters.

Also It made me laugh and it broke my heart, what more can you ask for.

77
Goodbye
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Good ensemble

See it if You like bare bones productions that use non traditional storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward linear play.

Also The play has some lovely moments. But at times tends to sink into over... Read more Read less

25
In Blue
Midtown W
Slow, Confusing

See it if You want to see a non-traditional non-linear play that bridges fantasy with real people.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional linear play.

Also I had a hard time following action and story. The play doesn't follow ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a brand new play that centers around twenty-something’s dealing with love, loss, and career.

Don't see it if You want to see a well structured play.

Also I have to echo most of the reviews here, it’s way too long and slow. T... Read more Read less

68
Quirky

See it if You want to see a new play with great performances from Will Sarratt and Marcia Debonis.

Don't see it if You want a play that doesn’t ask you to take one too many leaps.

Also There’s some great funny and touching moments here. But I wasn’t able ... Read more Read less

68
During previews
The Thin Place
Midtown W
A bit disappointed

See it if You are a fan of Lucas Hnath and interested in any of his plays.

Don't see it if You want a play that that takes you in and doesn’t let go.

Also I’m a fan Hnath, but this feels a bit too slight. It might be the pres... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Resonant

See it if You’re a fan of Hunter’s previous plays. You like intimate character dramas.

Don't see it if You want something breezy and lite.

Also Edmund Donovan is fantastic and continues to be an actor to watch.

84
Entertaining

See it if You love the show and want a fun night out.

Don't see it if You want a revival that tries to reinvent the show.

Also A pretty standard revival of a solid show. I enjoyed that Blanchard di... Read more Read less

75
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Terrific score

See it if You want to see a small new musical with a great score.

Don't see it if You want a plot/book that is strong.

Also Can’t say enough about the score. Just wish the book was a bit more fl... Read more Read less

65
Clever

See it if You want to see a new play driven by 4 great performances.

Don't see it if You want a play that is strong throughout.

Also The first and last scene are great, but so much of the middle felt lik... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Monsoon Season
West Village
Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a new dark comedy.

Don't see it if You prefer your comedy lite and fluffy.

Also 2 terrific performances. Definitely recommend for those who enjoy flaw... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if You love Harvey or Bella.

Don't see it if You want something that digs deep into Bella and her politics.

Also The show and Harvey are entertaining, but that’s all it is. I’m not su... Read more Read less

48
Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a brand new dark comedy.

Don't see it if You want a play that feels like it’s been workshopped prior.

Also There’s a lot of predictable moments. Perhaps they are too heavily for... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Great ensemble

See it if You want to see a brand new comedy with a great ensemble.

Don't see it if You want to see a heavy drama.

Also The first act floats by nicely. The second act gets a bit bogged down ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You’re curious to see the film turned into a musical.

Don't see it if You’re hoping the musical rises above the film.

Also The material doesn’t feel like a musical. The lyrics are particularly ... Read more Read less

94
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Must see

See it if You want a beautifully crafted evening of theatre. Written, staged, and performed beautifully.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience for 3 plus hours.

Also Gorgeous production. Sensational cast. Moving and funny. Kyle Stoller ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Interesting

See it if You are a fan of Williams and/or Tomei.

Don't see it if You want a production that flows smoothly.

Also The comedic moments land best. The melodramatic parts tend to sink. Pe... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Great ensemble

See it if You can appreciate a well acted piece about death and Alzheimer’s.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy or pure entertainment.

Also A play that demands you pay attention every step of the way. Lovely pe... Read more Read less

43
During previews
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see a new play that deals with today’s political climate.

Don't see it if You want a strong plot.

Also I found the playwright’s dialogue to be strong. But the lack of plot a... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Slow

See it if You like new plays. You like a slow burn.

Don't see it if You want more than a short story live on stage.

Also Disappointing. I understand what the playwright was going for about mo... Read more Read less

68
Ok

See it if You want to see fantastic design elements and fun musical numbers.

Don't see it if You want the fun to expand into the book scenes as well.

Also The musical numbers work. But the book scenes and performances feel fl... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Great staging

See it if You like a new small, character driven musicals.

Don't see it if You want to see characters you haven’t seen many times before.

Also Some nice songs, and very well staged. But the story and characters fe... Read more Read less

80
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love history and musicals.

Don't see it if You want a classical sounding musical.

Also Took me awhile to final see it. I appreciated that current cast made t... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You are interested in a revival of play about African American soldiers and a crime as they await shipping out during WWII.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that doesn’t feel dated.

Also The play didn’t gel for me. The pacing felt stagnant and the script fe... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Pleasant comedy

See it if You want to see a new comedy about a family dealing with feeling unseen.

Don't see it if You want dark humor.

Also There are a few good jokes and few nice moments, but it doesn’t add up... Read more Read less

78
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You are interested in a retelling if real life moment.

Don't see it if You want a play based on facts, as it’s not a play in general sense of the term.

Also I thought staging and performances were great, especially Emily Davis.... Read more Read less

60
Amusing, clever

See it if You want to see a storytelling solo show with cheeky humor.

Don't see it if You want to see solo show where the perform plays a character.

Also There’s funny bits, but I wish the show was more structured. The begin... Read more Read less

44
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You want to see a new play about timely issues.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that is well structured

Also The acting is uneven. Feels like a long “Law and Order” episode. Way t... Read more Read less

88
A lovely production

See it if You want to see a simple yet elegantly designed production of a classic.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of the source material.

Also Beautiful directed, acted, and staged.

64
Disappointing

See it if You have seen and enjoyed other Police Cops shows.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a sharp satire.

Also I saw the other Police Cops shows in 2018 and enjoyed them a lot. The ... Read more Read less

65
Dated

See it if You’re a fan of Foote’s writing.

Don't see it if You want a plot that continues to grow past the second scene

Also The play makes its point early in and never really has much to say aft... Read more Read less

96
Great dialogue

See it if You want to see a new play with a terrific ensemble and some great dialogue.

Don't see it if You want a longer play with huge production values.

Also Well written, well acted. A fun and intense 75 minutes in the Theatre.

80
Fascinating

See it if You want to see a new play that delves into race, sex, and power.

Don't see it if You want some lite and fluffy.

Also Interesting thoughts on how race and power play into sex and attractio... Read more Read less

20
The Seance Machine
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like to support a show with a horror theme.

Don't see it if You want a plot that isn’t strung together with ideas.

Also The degree of difficulty is large on creating a thriller/horror live s... Read more Read less

59
The Hope Hypothesis
East Village
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a new play about current events.

Don't see it if You want a play that has found its tone.

Also I think there’s a really good dark comedy or political thriller somewh... Read more Read less

80
All My Fathers
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays about family secrets.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays that morph (start as one thing and become another)

Also Well acted and well written. I didn’t expect the characters to break t... Read more Read less

31
Slow

See it if You are interested in a “Love Letters” type presentation of theatre.

Don't see it if You are interested in a play in which the actors do more then read and write to one another.

Also While the subject matter has interesting moments, the presentation is ... Read more Read less

74
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
At times funny, at times touching

See it if You are interested in a non traditional structured play dealing with alcoholism.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays where characters break the fourth wall.

Also The 3 actors are great, especially the two playing multiple characters... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
A play about adults, for adults

See it if You want to see a contemporary comedy about flawed people.

Don't see it if You prefer to see a play where actors live in a bubble.

Also Funny, well written, well acted. My only complaint is it’s drags a bit... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Heavy

See it if You are looking for an ensemble drama about addiction, family, and loss.

Don't see it if You are looking for lite entertainment.

Also The play grew on me as it went on. The first few scenes felt awkward i... Read more Read less

30
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want something “outside the box”. You want to participate in the production.

Don't see it if You want a play with traditional structure. You do not want to participate.

Also While I can appreciate Theatre that isn’t run of the mill or tradition... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Excruciating

See it if You have a young child you would like to expose to live performance.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Broadway caliber show.

Also Obviously is a touring production of a youth aimed show. I wish for th... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see a two-hander with lovely performances.

Don't see it if You want a plot driven play.

Also I’m slightly more positive than mixed on the play. I’m not sure if I’m... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a well written, acted, and staged production about the lose of childhood innocence.

Don't see it if You prefer something comedic or do not like adults playing children.

Also A true ensemble piece, all actors excellent. Briskly stages and a funn... Read more Read less

70
Make Believe
Midtown W
Interesting

See it if You like the plays previously written by Wohl.

Don't see it if You don’t want a play that will take it time to get you places.

Also I enjoyed all the children’s performances and most of the adults. It’s... Read more Read less

95
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Enchanting, Funny

See it if You like stories about Theatre people living in NY. You like small ensemble comedians.

Don't see it if You want big production values. You want big themes.

Also A lovely comedy that wallops you with an emotional punch in the end. P... Read more Read less