ZTheatre

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (191)
85
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining

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

58
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Slow

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

80
Dana H.
Gramercy
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of Hnath's previous work. You like plays that are crafted and not necessarily like other’s you’ve seen.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. This is based on a transcript.

Also It takes a few minutes to settle into the lip syncing, but I did, and ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Compelling

See it if A family drama with a mysterious element sounds appealing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be challenged and want pure entertainment.

Also Well acted, led by a charming performance by Aaron Yoo. I found the st... Read more Read less

30
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Indulgent, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a small new play that deals with the mental aspects of sex and desire.

Don't see it if You want a rational and well thought out characters and plot.

Also Unfortunately, I didn’t buy a second of it. The plot or the characters... Read more Read less

72
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Drew Droege or enjoy shows where one actor plays multiple roles.

Don't see it if You dislike one actor playing multiple roles.

Also I smiled more than I laughed out loud. But I still enjoyed myself.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A small depression era play integrated with some of Bob Dylan’s lesser known songs, sounds appealing.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big splashy musical.

Also This show definitely won’t be for everyone. But I found this moody, we... Read more Read less

59
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Cliched, Intense

See it if You are interested in a new drama with a small ensemble about family secrets being revealed.

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a comedy or a play isn’t obvious in its twists and turns.

Also It’s pretty obvious where the play is going prior to getting there. Th... Read more Read less

45
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Uneven

See it if You like dark comedies.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that’s worked out all it’s kinks.

Also The script has its moments, especially towards the later half. The dem... 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

75
During previews
Great acting

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

72
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Ambitious

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

59
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
So-so

See it if A new play about a family dealing with undocumented immigration is appealing to you.

Don't see it if You prefer your plays to be character studies.

Also What was missing for me and kept me from being fully engaged was perso... Read more Read less

39
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like see brand new plays. You like ensemble casts.

Don't see it if You want a play that’s ready for an audience.

Also The script is in need of a lot of work. Way too long, characters talki... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Great ensemble

See it if You like plays that mix humor and drama. Plays that tell stories about groups you don’t often see depicted.

Don't see it if You are looking for an all out comedy or all out drama.

Also The ensemble is great. Great performances all around. The only thing k... Read more Read less

60
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for something different. A little bit of a solo play, a little bit of a cabaret act, a little bit of a rock show.

Don't see it if You want traditional theatre.

Also There’s a lot of things to like; some great much, a few nice stories, ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like non traditional storytelling. You like historical storytelling.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays with music, or have no interest in the horrors inflicted in Cambodia.

Also Well written and well performed. Perhaps a little too much relying on ... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious

See it if The idea of seeing a story be shaped Morissette’s music is appealing.

Don't see it if You want a show that isn’t biting off more than it can chew.

Also I appreciate when the creators choose to tell a story when using an ar... Read more Read less

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