ZTheatre

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (130)
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

79
During previews
Absorbing

See it if You are fan of the 2 actors. Are in the mood for a drama about what it’s like to be father/son.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play, or lite fair.

Also Both monologues play on themes of loss, insecurity, and being over you... Read more Read less

48
During previews
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You live Annie Golden. You want a campy, silly musical.

Don't see it if You want a campy silly musical that can support its over 2 hour run time.

Also The cast works very hard and there some amazing voices. My issue they ... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of the source material. You enjoy a good old fashioned (in a good way) drama.

Don't see it if You want it to be 100% faithful to the novel.

Also Lovely adaptation. I thought Sorkin found much needed humor where I di... Read more Read less

74
Dying City
Midtown W
Lovely performances

See it if You like small intimate dramas.

Don't see it if You want big and flashy.

Also A lovely, uncomfortable drama with two great performances. I did see t... Read more Read less

85
Fairview
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to think, be challenged, and uncomfortable.

Don't see it if You want pure entertainment.

Also A play that will stay with me for better or worse. Confronting and als... Read more Read less

20
Zen A.M.
East Village
Disappointing

See it if You like to support new plays at off off Broadway theaters.

Don't see it if You want I finished product. This feels like it’s still finding its feet.

Also At the core there’s any interesting idea for a play, but I’m afraid th... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Charming

See it if You like small intimate theater. 2 person show loaded with wit and sensitivity.

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

Also 2 wonderful actors working their asses off. Funny but also touching.

65
Entertaining, but messy

See it if You’re already a fan of the show.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a fresh approach.

Also The direction is a combination of the original and revival Broadway pr... Read more Read less

73
Continuity
Midtown W
Funny, Clever

See it if A play that’s part climate wake up call , part Hollywood satire appeals to you.

Don't see it if You want breezy comedy.

Also There’s a lot to like. It’s smart enough not to linger too long on eit... Read more Read less

72
BLKS
Midtown W
Funny

See it if You want to laugh at raunchy girls night out.

Don't see it if You want a drama.

Also It’s very funny and most of the performances are great (especially Ful... Read more Read less

63
Relevant, Ambitious

See it if A 2 character play about immigrant deportation appeals to you.

Don't see it if A lite evening is preferable.

Also There’s things to admire, including 2 very charming actors, but there’... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You like new works that are intimate and are character driven.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained only.

Also It’s a tough piece (dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault), but... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious

See it if You want to see a play about chance, choice, and free will.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward play with a traditional narrative.

Also The play as written feels gimmicky. The humor didn’t land. Cast was un... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Delightful

See it if You love Terrence McNALLY and or the actors.

Don't see it if You want spectacle. A 2 character play isn’t enough.

Also I think the play holds up. Great to hear this dialogue spoken by 2 act... Read more Read less

38
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You like seeing all new Broadway musicals. Are curious how they adapted it for the stage.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the film.

Also Changing Beetlejuice from a villain into a sitcom character was a miss... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing

See it if A contemporary play about marriage is intriguing.

Don't see it if You want a bio show or a account of actual events.

Also At 85 minutes this play crackles with wit, intrigue, and compassion. I... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
So much fun!

See it if You like big musical comedy. And cast that knocks it out of the park.

Don't see it if You want a serious or dark musical.

Also Exceeded my expectations. The book is great. I love that the told the ... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You like new musicals. You like different approaches to storytelling.

Don't see it if You want your musicals to have a strong book and direction.

Also I enjoyed most of the score. But the book is spread thin and the direc... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious

See it if You like your comedy absurdist. You like the idea of work place politics and the PC movement being satirical portrayed.

Don't see it if You want a realistic take on those issues.

Also I like the ambition on display, but I think choosing to make all the s... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the play or the four actors.

Don't see it if You want a play that holds up 100%. The play it’s does feel a bit tired and not as palpable as it once was.

Also The play is directed and acted quite well. The material does feel a bi... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of the three actors or playwright. You want to be challenged at the Theatre.

Don't see it if You want some lite and fluffy, you want only high brow comedy.

Also Lane, Nielsen, & White are the reason to go. All three lift the play. ... Read more Read less

68
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of the playwright or actors involved. You like your plays to be issues not necessarily plot.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a tight play.

Also There’s definitely a good play here, but it’s currently bogged down. I... 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

59
During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Important, but needs work

See it if You want to see a brand new family drama. Our relationship with food interests you.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in a drama about our relationship with food.

Also The first hour is flat in both story telling and direction. It feels v... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Ambitious, Funny

See it if You love “Three Sisters “, and would enjoy a satirical, emo look at it.

Don't see it if You don’t know “Three Sisters “ at all.

Also If you don’t know the source material I fear you will be lost. This is... Read more Read less

51
Ambitious

See it if You want a campy and silly time.

Don't see it if You want something that takes itself seriously.

Also It hard (ha) to beat this show up because it never tries or claims to ... Read more Read less

70
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Shows promise

See it if You like very meta tales of musical theatre artists in a musical.

Don't see it if You want a narrative that is straight forward and not self referencing throughout.

Also The first 30 minutes are a lot of fun. Some fun songs and lyrics. But ... Read more Read less

42
Disappointing

See it if You want to see a meta comedy about Hollywood.

Don't see it if You want a play that delivers more than chuckles.

Also The leading man (Hampe) is charming and engaging. Looking forward to s... Read more Read less

62
Admired more than i enjoyed

See it if You go to the Theatre to be challenged.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. You want a narrative with characters and plot.

Also While I found much of the play interesting and confronting, I couldn’t... Read more Read less

59
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Interesting but disappointing

See it if You are interested in a historical figure you may no very little about.

Don't see it if You want a play that is constructed of more than just bullet points.

Also Great leading lady performance and some fun staging. But unfortunately... Read more Read less

73
Sweet, fun

See it if You’re craving an old fashioned musical comedy.

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

Also A sweet musical comedy.the cast and score are the selling point. The b... Read more Read less

40
The Buffalo Play
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like darker, borderline performance art theatre.

Don't see it if You prefer a straight forward play, with traditional narrative.

Also The play tries to squeeze in a lot of talking points; social justice, ... Read more Read less

50
Ok

See it if You’re already a Potter fan. Or really enjoy spectacle.

Don't see it if You are going for a quick paced play.

Also I’ve seen the films, but would not consider myself a fan (their fine).... Read more Read less

60
Uneven

See it if You want to see a new work about jealous and ambition.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished piece.

Also The script has potential but makes its point early and circles that po... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Well written, nice ensemble

See it if You’ve liked the previous play by Jesse Eisenberg.You like plays about flawed people.

Don't see it if You want an out and out comedy or drama.

Also Funny, poignant, and well acted. My one disappointments is, you can se... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Original Sound
West Village
Disappointing

See it if You like see new plays. Plays involving the entertainment business interests you.

Don't see it if You want a play that feels finished. This feels like an early draft.

Also The lead male gives a lovely and charismatic performance. But unfortun... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious

See it if The constitution and the debates around it interests you.

Don't see it if You want a traditionally structured play or solo show.

Also I think I would have found this more enjoyable as a solo show. The per... Read more Read less

40
Plano
East Village
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like new off Broadway plays. You like absurdist Theatre.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward plot and narrative.

Also I was on board for the first few minutes of fast past absurdity, but i... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Ok

See it if You’re interested in plays based on real life events. Are a fan of the cast.

Don't see it if Your expecting the play to be about Murdoch exclusively.

Also I enjoyed parts of the play very much. Especially those that involved ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You’re a sucker for an Arthur Miller play (I am), or a fan of Letts and Bening.

Don't see it if You are looking for something upbeat.

Also I love Arthur Miller. I thought this is a pretty good but safe product... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if A brand new play about a turbulent relationship appeals to you.

Don't see it if You want a play that dives deeper than surface characters.

Also Even at 80 minutes this was hard to sit through. The 2 main characters... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Powerful and ambitious

See it if You want to see a classic piece of musical stripped down.

Don't see it if You want your classic musical theatre how you remember it.

Also I was taken by how powerful the piece is when all the showmanship is t... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Amusing but disappointing

See it if A slice of life, ensemble piece interests you.

Don't see it if A plot driven, big laughs so is what your looking for.

Also I saw this groups previously play, “Miles for Mary” and really enjoyed... Read more Read less

79
Daddy
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a melodrama with great performances and direction.

Don't see it if You want a realistic, straight forward drama.

Also I agree with most, the third act doesn’t work. The play could easily b... Read more Read less

79
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if You like small (2 character) socially relevant plays.

Don't see it if You want a lite or comedic play.

Also Both performances are great. Liked the script, but at times you can he... Read more Read less