The New Group presents a sad and funny portrait of a group of longtime, theater-loving friends navigating midlife and mortality. More…
As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. Is Stephen, his partner of 14 years, cheating on him? Why is one of his best friends dying of cancer? And what, exactly, has he done with his life? 'Steve' is a biting and bittersweet comedy about relationships, the unavoidable consequences of aging, and the passage of time.
See it if you like a play that goes-down-easy. Not challenging, but fun use of songs and clever imagined scenes. Strong performances, well staged
Don't see it if you want a plot that rises beyond soap opera. Nothing new here, but still likable. Only one woman in the cast (4 men); female director.
See it if the writing and acting are all over the place. It's entertaining enough but it's not good. Ashley is the best part of the show giving some..
Don't see it if realism to an otherwise over cliched script. Many plot points are not explained, digested nor resolved.
See it if You enjoy watching unlikable gay characters deliver not so great dialog. However, Ashley Atkinson does a nice job as Carrie.
Don't see it if You're expecting lots of laughs or be fully entertained. Steve has a couple of nice moments but they are few and far between.
See it if you think Steven Sondheim is a god and like to see bitchy-funny dialogue delivered expertly by ensemble
Don't see it if you don't like cliche-ridden presentation of gay culture, play that is more intent on being clever than true
See it if You'd to see a tight group of friends share deep secrets and encounter an unexpected confidant in a hard working waiter.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable in seeing a group of close friends who are members of the lgbt community.
See it if you think the question of "can gays have it all" is even remotely new or relevant or are amused by musical references masquerading as jokes.
Don't see it if you demand actual thought-provoking content or fleshed-out characters who act in realistic ways.
See it if u love laughter & B'way. Hilarious show queens, I mean hilarious, w/ substance & heart. I laughed out loud and was moved, plus show tunes ++
Don't see it if if u don't like life, to laugh & have a great time in the theater. Come on...it's really good, Matt McGrath does it again, cast tops, do!
See it if you enjoy ensemble dramedies laden with theater references -- the Evita fan in me was enamored by the Argentine subplot!
Don't see it if queer culture ain't your theatrical jam.
See it if you want to see something different on stage. The use of show tunes in the dialogue is a nice touch and the fact is, it is a great cast.
Don't see it if are not interested in relevant topics being brought in new ways to theater.
See it if like touching relationship plays - friends and partners. Musical comedy references throughout make it fun. More character development please
Don't see it if you don't like 'theater person' personalities. If you can't relate to attraction, insecurity, and loss of relationships.
See it if Three little maids from old school gay theater named Stephen constantly referencing their God, Stephen, are acerbic good Company.
Don't see it if You'll be left out of half of the humor because you didn't memorize every musical comedy lyric since Adam and Steve saw "The Apple Tree."
See it if You like to pick up musical lyrics references. You find life to be sweet/funny/sad in a Sondheim kind of way.
Don't see it if You're put off by slightly cliched gay characters.
See it if you enjoy an evening where often obscure musical [mostly Sondheim] references amuse you. Very sit-com performances. Enjoyable, but thats it
Don't see it if you're looking for an evening of sophisticated gay wit or insights into gay culture.
See it if you love theatre in-jokes and great acting (courtesey matt mcgrath who recently gave a genius performance in 'the legend of georgia mcbride)
Don't see it if you like your plays dramatic and deep
See it if you love theatre! it references many MANY musicals throughout the play
Don't see it if you dont like comedy! its so funny you will cry!
See it if you're a theater person who likes shows about theater people
Don't see it if you are looking for a profound, life-changing theatrical experience