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Skintight

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Members say: Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (288)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Thought-provoking
77
Avg Score

82
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Idina, enjoy family drama with some very funny moments

Don't see it if You are tired of whiny, self-absorbed characters

86
Hilarious, Raunchy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if Not one moment was boring. The dialogue just flows effortlessly and you can’t help but to ponder, love or lust or both? Am I superficial?

Don't see it if Technically legal but I am positive majority would frown and be disgusted at the thought, which is why this play works so much.

Also The chemistry between Idina and basically everyone else is so juicy an... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if Family issues both gay and straight family interactions gay and straight and interesting show excellent acting very topical

Don't see it if If you have an issue with homosexuality can see this.

79
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the playwright and like contemporary plays - this is funny and engaging

Don't see it if If you're serious and don't enjoy light humor

72
Raunchy, Slow, Funny, Dizzying, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of idina, josh harmon's sometimes crude or painful writing appeals to you

Don't see it if LGBTQ themes aren't your thing, you dislike male close-but-not-quite-nudity, you want something that doesn't feel over-acted

78
Clever, Dizzying, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Interested in a clever play with witty dialogue dealing with society's obsession with youth and sex straight and gay. Like the playwright

Don't see it if Offended by frank discussions of sex, straight and gay,want to see a show with likeable characters and a real plot. Want an uplifting show

83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You want to see a funny, contemporary play with all kinds of gay.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic. You don’t like cross generational love affairs.

Also It was at times hilarious and at times touching. Idina Menzel was bril... Read more Read less

80
Enjoyable, Funny, Great acting, Well-written, Well-directed

See it if you enjoyed Significant Other: very similar with a first act that is a bit slow and sit com like and a second act that becomes more moving

Don't see it if you require completely novel plots or ideas; this hammered the "looks count" theme a bit much and the characters were a bit stereotypical

67
Funny, Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

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.

Also I'm a big fan of the playwright Joshua Harmon's past work (particularl... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like well acted, funny family dramas with very relevant themes.

Don't see it if you don't like nudity on the stage even though it does not last very long.

Also Will Brittain and Eli Gelb are outstanding and need to be seen. The co... Read more Read less

95
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like stories of family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, issues of sexuality and acceptance

Don't see it if If you’re uncomfortable with depictions of homosexuality, seeing family discord and resolution

72
Great staging, Fluffy, Cliched, Great acting

See it if The writing is so-so on this show, I chuckled a couple of times, but overall the storyline is so cliched. There are some good acting there.

Don't see it if If sit through 2 Acts in 2-1/2 HRs feel like wasted time there.

77
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Idina Menzel. You'll enjoy every scene that she is in.

Don't see it if you expect to hear Idina Menzel sing.

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Great acting, set, modern, refreshing, entertaining

Don't see it if Issues with gay themes, not interested in disfunctional families, prefer musicals

78
Entertaining

See it if you like Joshua Harmon's typical characters (think Bad Jews and Significant Other). Or obviously if you love Idina Menzel--she delivers here

Don't see it if Joshua Harmon's characters and plays typically annoy you. Or if you want a meatier play that addresses youth and seemingly superficial love.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see Idina Menzel in a non-singing role or if you want to see something a bit different that makes you laugh and embarrassed.

Don't see it if you are bothered by sexual situations or language.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You think family get-togethers are some of the craziest times of your life. You like to laugh.

Don't see it if You don't like lots of sex talk thrown into your family conflict. You aren't interested in a comedy.

Also It pretty much ends up exactly where you think it's going. But its a f... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Good cast chemistry

See it if You want to enjoy a play that explores the topic of age and beauty within a story about family dynamics. Enjoyed more than I expected.

Don't see it if You prefer a structured play with a strong plot. this show doesn’t have much of a plot - more like moments. But contemporary and funny.

Also I saw Idina’s understudy- who was terrific (reminded me of Kathleen Ha... Read more Read less

55
Disappointing

See it if you're OK with a play that is more social commentary about looks and beauty, than is a play with an interesting plot.

Don't see it if see above.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a parent or are a daughter/son. Felt very NY. Loved the various relationships. Laughed and also felt sad at times. Loved the set.

Don't see it if first world problems are annoying to you. Tho there is humor, sadness and loneliness are major themes.

Also Highly recommend. People complained Idina isn't singing but I loved he... Read more Read less

75
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want a play that keeps you invested. Definitely strong writing. Will not put you to sleep.

Don't see it if You are looking for a funny pithy play that will keep you laughing.

Also Truth time (and it may not be true for you) but Idina Menzel was not t... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy good acting, good laughs and homosexuality en famillle. Check out the maid!

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh, watch Edina Menzel perform or still struggling with the LGBT community

79
Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if You like a simple play. Also IIdina Menzel and a few other characters give blunt yet funny performances.

Don't see it if You want to really relate to the characters who are somewhat unlikable at times.

86
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if Want to see unconventional relationships. Would like to see Idina Menzel in a non musical role. Enjoy sharp humor and some inner reflection.

Don't see it if Dislike the idea of an older man with a much younger guy. Hate family drama.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like Idina Menzel and want to see her in something where she doesn't sing.

Don't see it if if you're comfortable watching the gay lifestyle depicted on stage.


June 21st, 2018
"You anticipate a sleekly enjoyable romp: well made, sexy, with a bit of substance yet light enough for a summer evening. A low bar, perhaps, but 'Skintight' clears it...But something’s off, and it’s not the cast...The smoothness of the staging, by the director Daniel Aukin, will keep you from no...
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June 21st, 2018
"Harmon gets good mileage out of Jewish anxiety and discomfort; he is not afraid to make his main characters intensely abrasive. And Daniel Aukin’s staging gets laughs where it should...But the play is so tightly corseted by its central concern—'What is so great about hot?'—that its characters do...
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June 21st, 2018
"Harmon certainly has a talent for crafting bitingly arch dialogue that's on ample display here. But this work never quite comes together. The evening feels diffuse and overlong, filled with scenes that offer some laughs but peter out with little narrative momentum...Seems designed more as a deli...
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June 21st, 2018
"For a play with serious matters on its mind, 'Skintight' is packed with jokes — droll ones, smart ones, silly ones, and some that are quite moving. The men may have all the laugh lines, but Menzel is marvelous at giving Jodi’s annoying smothering-mother the plaintive air of someone who feels com...
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