Roundabout reunites writer Joshua Harmon ('Bad Jews,' 'Significant Other') and director Daniel Aukin ('Bad Jews') for this scorching examination of beauty, youth, and sex, starring Idina Menzel. More…
Reeling from her ex-husband’s engagement to a much younger woman, Jodi Isaac turns to her famous fashion-designer dad for support. Instead, she finds him wrapped up in his West Village townhouse with Trey. Who’s 20. And not necessarily gay. But probably an adult film star. At least, according to Jodi’s son. Who’s also 20. And definitely gay. 'Skintight' assays the nature of love, the power of attraction, and the ways in which a superficial culture persists in teaching its children that all that matters is what’s on the inside.
See it if you're interested in classic trade of old men's wealth for youthful beauty. Discussion, tho, isn't well-balanced. Funny dialogue is forced.
Don't see it if you want more than entertainment. Clever lines, well-acted, well-staged, great set...but doesn't add up. Unconvincing resolution. Pre-nup!
See it if you want to see a sometimes funny, provocative & revealing play about youth, beauty & privilege that barely penetrates the surface.
Don't see it if you expect Idina to sing (mercifully, she doesn't); very frank sex talk will turn you off; you need at least one likable/relatable character
See it if Harmon's take on youth/celebrity driven America thru an upscale Jewish family Great ensemble esp Menzel & Gelb with copious black humor
Don't see it if Author sadly glides on the surface of many serious issues causing drama to resemble a Calvin underwear print ad - pretty, vapid & remote
See it if Idina is hilarious in 1st act as super-tightly wound, neurotic daughter, shocked by 70 yr old father's relationship w 20 yr old stud
Don't see it if humor abates in 2nd act, results in unrevealing standoff btwn father chasing youth/beauty & daughter seeking faux family closeness
See it if you're interested in an exploration of youth, beauty and family that gets you thinking and makes you examine your own beliefs on the matter.
Don't see it if you'd be frustrated by a show that presents all points of view equally and forces you to consider they all could be right.
See it if You like argumentative plays that consider both sides of a timeless issue — in this case, a relationship with a big age gap.
Don't see it if You’re expecting Harmon’s usual level of relevant, nuanced plays. This is more predictable & cliched, albeit absorbing.
See it if you are a fan of the writer and/or Indina Menzel, who gives an overacted yet amusing, solid performance. Good comic timing.
Don't see it if Not a play to sink your teeth into - wanted more. The play is comedic but more substance would have made it more substantial/memorable.
See it if Society demands for beauty, youth, perfection and story of jilted woman going "home" to be comforted by her gay, famous father intrigues.
Don't see it if Don't like explicit talk, gay themes, ageism, family drama/relationships. Expect to care for any character or don't LOVE Menzel.
See it if you want to see a play with a lot of sharp witty dialogue and some great acting. The comedic parts work better than the more serious scenes.
Don't see it if you don't like deeply flawed mostly unlikable characters. Harmon is making a point about youth/beauty, love/lust but it feels thin.
See it if 3/4 of this was very funny. Terrific acting, esp. Menzel. A thinly-disguised Calvin Klein character masterfully played by Wetherall.
Don't see it if Harmon puts a vile speech in Wetherall’s mouth about how youth and beauty are the only worthwhile assets and that’s ok. Nauseating.
See it if you love Idina Menzel, and/or find conflicts surrounding May/December romance interesting.
Don't see it if you would rather skip the ewww moments, of which there are several.
See it if you like to pepper your social commentary with some good laughs. Idina is great, even if she didn't sing.
Don't see it if you don't like intelligent comedies.
See it if You like Joshua Harmon's (Bad Jews) writing. Idina Menzel and Stephen Carrasco have great mother / son chemistry.
Don't see it if You don't like plays with whining, where EVERY character is self centered. You don't buy into the philosophy that looks ARE everything.
See it if you want to see a play that goes beyond what's on the outside. Act II in particular.
Don't see it if you don't like to see stereotypical characters that can be grating at times. In particular, Idina's character.
See it if Bitter divorcee bickers with dad's new bf who's 20, the age of her son. She tries to argue that lusting for youth isn't enough, but loses
Don't see it if Gay relationships annoy you. Self-centered privileged princesses (Idina's character) annoy you.
See it if Funny, raunchy, fast-paced exploration of holding onto youth, lust vs. love, & what makes a family. Entertaining but shallow.
Don't see it if I felt like I was watching the Kardashians; the average person can't relate to their level of wealth & indulgence or their problems.
See it if you are interested in see the ass of Will Brittain in a jockstrap. It's kinda worth the price!!!!!!
Don't see it if you are a fan of Idina Menzel. She doesn't sing even one note in this production and plays second fiddle to a young hot guy in a jock strap
See it if Another entertaining,thought provoking play from Joshua Harmon. The cast is excellent.Idina Menzel excels in a non musical role.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of Harmon's plays.
See it if you want great performances (esp. Menzel, Brittain, Gelb) in a witty play about youth, beauty, love, lust, and aging in relationships.
Don't see it if you want concise/tight story-telling. This is clever, timely ideas packaged in an occasionally long-winded -- albeit well-staged -- play.
See it if You like smartly written shows that have very real, flawed characters providing commentary on how we view beauty...or an Idina Menzel fan!
Don't see it if You prefer musicals or don't like shows that hold the mirror up (no pun intended) and comment on real life views.
See it if you want to see an absolutely hilarious piece that also makes you think about the importance of beauty and family.
Don't see it if you cannot handle ridiculous amounts of profanity and inappropriate jokes. Those who are uncomfortable with partial nudity should avoid.
See it if You like the cast—IM is a real comedian in a non-singing role, and the entire cast is wonderful. If you’re a Joshua Harmon fan—worth it.
Don't see it if You want Joshua Harmon’s best work. It’s entertaining, but not a must see like Bad Jews or Admissions. It’s sexual, comedic, but lightweight