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 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 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 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 You're an Idina completist. You like character driven shows set in contemporary times.
Don't see it if You want to love the characters. All of them are vile or insipid in their own ways.
See it if You are part of the privileged Jewish and/or gay 1% and have a sense of humor about yourself. Desperate to see Idina Menzel do a non-musical
Don't see it if You are looking for a play with relatable and sympathetic characters. You don't want to see fictional Calvin Klein's family whine.
See it if You like intelligent comedy
Don't see it if would prefer not to spend 2 hours on the subject of gay relationships
Also too long, too gay, not up to the standard set by "Admissions"
See it if If you're a fan of Joshua Harmon's plays. I gave it 65 for the splendid performances & witty dialogue.
Don't see it if You're not interested in another take on how we're an age obsessed society.
See it if you're in the mood for a comedy with some explicit sexual content, themes of LGBT May-Dec romance & modern family dynamics.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with the themes noted above or nudity, are looking for a fast moving plot.
See it if you enjoy messy relationships among a group of highbrow and superficial neurotic narcissists (are there any who aren't neurotic?).
Don't see it if you're looking forward to deeper reflective drama that isn't achingly "twee." Just too cute for its own good.
See it if you love Idina. Don’t care much of the story. But it is well acted
Don't see it if you like to see a play where you can root for at least ONE character - geesh! all of them were insufferable.
See it if You're interested in a take on the roles of youth and beauty in relationships.
Don't see it if you're looking for characters that deviate significantly from Harmon's other plays (while some are new, others are similar to plays past)
See it if you are a passionate fan of Idina or the others, you are intrigued by exploring definitions of beauty, youth and family, & oh, that set!
Don't see it if the histrionics got in the way of depth, the subjects of the play were intriguing but the playwright didn't take us anywhere new or helpful.
See it if If you are a fan of Idina Menzel. It's a nice vehicle for her and the overall performances are good.
Don't see it if The play's message, that beauty matters more than anything, appears to be the author's hang up. Don't need a 2 hour dissertation on this.
See it if you are a big fan of Idina & would see her in anything, even if her character flawed; you're grappling with questions of love/relationships
Don't see it if you don't care about romantic travails of rich people; you aren't comfortable with stage nudity; you want to see only likeable characters
See it if you like talented actors try to make the most of an interesting premise, and want decent laughs. Gay audiences will get the most from it.
Don't see it if you don't like seeing unlikeable people wrestle over the surface of interesting problems, or can't deal with some fairly cliche writing.
See it if You enjoy an interesting set, gay characters, family conflicts and Idina
Don't see it if the tale of an upset women who lost her husband to another woman and goes "home" seeking comfort only to be surrounded by a gay father, his
See it if You want a show that is great until the last 15 minutes, when the message becomes that its better to be pretty than nice. Sensational acting
Don't see it if ???
See it if You want to see Idina Menzel on stage - shes the best part of the whole show
Don't see it if You want to see a deep, meaningful play with great acting by the whole cast; this one is very simple with some horrible performances
See it if there are certain famous people in the show you just have to see or seeing every Joshua Harmon show Roundabout produces is an absolute must.
Don't see it if you want something profound.
See it if You love Adele, er, Idina Menzel
Don't see it if You don’t love Idina Menzel: cast is fine, but show’s a bit... not much. not enough for long stretches when Idina seemingly disappears
See it if you want to see Idena play a character that makes Elfaba seem like Glinda.
Don't see it if you want to hear. Bad audio; rarely have trouble hearing; at interval many people sought an assistive hearing, which had run out