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Steve

From 45 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched

About the show

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.


Member Reviews (45)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched
75
Avg Score

75
Absorbing, Resonant, Quirky, Touching, Clever

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.

Also I'm catching up on reviews I missed. I enjoyed Steve and found the use... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Middling, Uneven, Cliched, Passable

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.

62
Mediocre, Average, Disappointing, Cliched, Uneven

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.

71
Hilariously stuffed with references to theater and pop culture, but not altogether satisfying theatrically

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

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a well acted entertaining ensemble piece.

Don't see it if You prefer action packed plays or musicals.

60
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if you feel obligated to keep up with the latest gay plays.

Don't see it if you expect more than camp and raunch.

78
Banal, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if Loud, self satisfied, not very interesting characters. Not my favorite show

Don't see it if You like something with substance.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Original

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.

32
Banal, Dated, Fluffy, Insipid, Slow

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.

75
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are into relationship commentary type shows

Don't see it if If lgbt themes are not interesting or offensive to you

79
Must see, Hilarious, Romantic, Refreshing, Great acting

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!

83
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

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.

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

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.

65
Clever, Cliched, Insipid, Fluffy, Funny

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."

73
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Disappointing

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.

87
Absorbing, Hilarious, Tear jerker, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a breathtakingly beautiful and hilarious story

Don't see it if you hate stories about gay people and don't like crying

87
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Heartfelt

See it if You love Paul Rudnick and have been missing a comedy about gays today.

Don't see it if ...you don't like showtunes or references.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Funny/sad

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.

70
Cliched, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Relevant

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

90
Clever, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

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!

69
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Disappointing

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.

80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you want an entertaining evening starring top notch actors.

Don't see it if want to be challenged.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if What a wonderful, funny new play about being gay in the 21st century. Great inside theatre jokes.

Don't see it if You don't like inside jokes.

74
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny, Great acting

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

73
Clever, Entertaining, Banal, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if you like show tunes and the same gender.

Don't see it if you're looking for something heady.


November 18th, 2015
"This deliciously well-acted New Group production, which opened under Cynthia Nixon’s assured direction, portrays a group of middle-aged gay New Yorkers...'Steve' also happens to have some of the funniest dialogue in town...But the jokes and the digs always seem to emanate impromptu from clever c...
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November 18th, 2015
"More dramaturgical swerves of that kind would be welcome in 'Steve,' which is mostly less surprising. It is strikingly similar, to Peter Parnell’s 'Dada Woof Papa Hot'...Generally, however, 'Steve' is jokier and that’s a mixed blessing...The play winds up relying heavily on comic charm... But th...
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November 18th, 2015
"Gerrard gets a little hysterical, trying every distracting trick he can think of...They are all neatly done, both in the writing and in performance; Nixon gets lovely, layered work from the cast...The play doesn’t really hang together...As solid as Nixon’s work with the actors is, her staging ha...
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November 18th, 2015
"The saving grace, to some extent, is that Gerrard and his likeable ensemble, under Cynthia Nixon's direction, do succeed in etching the indelible bonds that are the play's real subject. That's no small feat given that 'Steve' substitutes dialogue for drama and parts for actual characters, coasti...
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