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 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 want to see Idina Menzel in a play and a phenomenal performance by Eli Gelb.
Don't see it if you want a show with depth. The message of the show is underwhelming and unsettling. What will be next, a musical version of Pretty Woman?!
See it if you enjoy dramas that result in self-reflection. Is everyone else the issue or is it you?
Don't see it if you are not a fan of dramas about relationships or that are set in the present or recent past.
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 enjoy plays, it is not a musical. You’re interested in the theme of aging and beauty. Are interested in lgbtq issues. Like Idina Menzel
Don't see it if You’re not interested in the subject matter of youth and beauty. Are looking for a musical and not a play.
See it if You like great performances of interesting material which resonates strongly in our culture today; want to see a young actor in his NY debut
Don't see it if You dislike plays with gay themes; prefer fluff/farce; expect Idina Menzel to sing; dislike confrontational family drama; like tidy endings.
See it if you are an Idina fan and you are also a fan of gorgeous young men in their undies (barely)
Don't see it if you look for substance in a script; not much substance here, alot of surface talk masquerading as character development,
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 enjoy the rollercoaster ride of a Josh Harmon dramedy.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in the evolution of a multi-generational, queer Jewish family.
See it if you enjoy a well rounded play beautifully acted. Joshua Harmon is one of the best new writers out there. This is better than the reviews.
Don't see it if you don't like new plays.
See it if you're looking for something funny and somewhat light; you're interested in how love and beauty might relate
Don't see it if you want something thoughtful or incisive; are bored with white, wealthy family dramas
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 are following the work of Joshua Harmon - a kind of gay "thinking man's" Neil Simon
Don't see it if The themes of beauty, society, aging and physical attraction are not of high interest to you
See it if you want to see Idina on stage. The acting from the entire cast is wonderful
Don't see it if looking for a deeper show. I didn't really connect with the storyline
See it if You enjoy a show about love, sex, beauty and aging that’s provocative and funny
Don't see it if You’re expecting Idina Menzel to sing or you don’t enjoy comedy mixed with serious topics.
Also Idina Menzel was superb.
See it if You like taught, well-written, rapid-fire satire. Joshua Harmon has done it again. The acting is superb, especially Idina Menzel.
Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason not to see this play.
See it if Excellent dialogue, cute plot, and terrific acting make for an entertaining and at least mildly engrossing evening of theatre.
Don't see it if Much of it is fairly sitcom-like; it doesn't grapple with the serious issues it hints at (of love and relationships) until close to the end
See it if You enjoy plays on current topics with a great cast and set design
Don't see it if You don’t like laugh through the first act only to have a play take a more serious and not for the better somber tone in the second act