Manhattan Theatre Club presents this new feisty romantic comedy from Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize, and Oscar winner John Patrick Shanley ('Doubt'), starring Jason Alexander ('Seinfeld.') More…
In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry Dragonetti (Jason Alexander). Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother, a dash of current politics, and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
See it if you are willing to sacrifice your standards of decency/taste for a couple of funny lines. The sets are fantastic if that is enough for you.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained. TPK made me angry w/its horrible portrayal of women. What was MTC thinking to foist this mess on its audience?
See it if the actors work their tushes off to make this awkward vehicle funny, and in the first scene, it is
Don't see it if combination of jokiness and pseudo-profundity makes the production painful to watch; Alexander's Costanza shtick not well suited 2 role
See it if You really want to see Jason Alexander. He is George Costanza in the part. No different. But lines are not as good.
Don't see it if You want to see a great show and have a really entertaining evening. This is not that show.
See it if You can excuse bad writing. You are a huge fan of any or all of the actors. You don’t care if plot is insipid as long as sets are nice !
Don't see it if You saw John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Doubt” and you are expecting another brilliant work by this Playwright !
See it if You like relationship stories with great acting. Storyline wears a little thin, and Trump jokes seem unnecessary. Jason Alexander
Don't see it if You are tired of Trump jokes which seem forced into script. Are offended by obscenity and sexual references.
See it if you love Mary Testa.She is BRILLIANT. Jason Alexander is also terrific, playing to type Play itself is awful. Can't believe Shanley wrote it
Don't see it if you can avoid it.Boring, crass, dull,stereotyped characters. Set and lighting were very good. The script is just empty, nothing there.
See it if you like a show that is light, funny and enjoyable. Jason Alexander and Mary Testa give memorable performances.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy romantic comedy or you are looking for a complex plot.
See it if love Mary Testa. She steals every scene she's in. Script was sweet, and I liked the characters, but the 4 leads and direction had issues.
Don't see it if don't like light comedies that lack any chemistry in the ensemble. Pacing is descent, but the actors don't connect.
See it if you like farces that are funny with clever dialog, great acting, excellent sets and superb casting.
Don't see it if you dislike silly, fluffy and shallow plays that are have few serious "messages" and perceptions and are "raunchy."
See it if you want to see some good acting by all the actors. And there are some funny lines. And there are some lines that are not so funny.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see something as touching as Shanley's Moonstruck.
See it if you want to some good comic sparring between J. Alexander and S.R. Scott and between Mary Testa and everyone. Many great laughs.
Don't see it if you are expecting a story you can relate to . This was punchline after punchline, and while the laughs were plentiful, it lacked substance.
See it if You just want to laugh for 90 minutes. I was thoroughly entertained. The actors seem to be enjoying the show as much as we were.
Don't see it if You want all that hilarity to add up to anything. There was a half-hearted attempt at an ending, but it just kind of fizzled out.
See it if You want to see an excellent cast having a ball with a fun script, and can ignore the few forced moments of profundity.
Don't see it if You get antsy during shows - this is a 1:40 show that BADLY needs an intermission between its two acts.
See it if You want to see Sherie Rene Scott and Mary Testa play off each other in many laugh out loud moments; you like fast moving comedies
Don't see it if You don't like sitcoms turned into full productions
See it if you enjoy watching good actors play constantly over-the-top, saying (usually YELLING) lines that are clearly supposed to be funny but arent!
Don't see it if you have something better to do with an hour and forty minutes of your life.
See it if Sheree Renee Scott was hysterical. Jason Alexander -- no so much. There were a lot of very funny lines/moments, but somehow it did not
Don't see it if funny. There were also many moments of pathos, which did not seem in character with the comedy. it just did not seem to know what it was.
See it if You are happy to see Jason Alexander acting in an off-Bway play. Nothing new from playwright Shanley. Some funny lines. Beautiful sets.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a TV sit com for theater prices.
See it if you’d enjoy rom-com w/ expected outcome or want to see Jason Alexander perform on intimate stage. Mary Testa’s character & stage was great.
Don't see it if you prefer your plays with great susbstance.
See it if Fan of author or the leads. Alexander does his usual excellent work. Scott does a high energy jumping act, but is funny and beautiful.
Don't see it if You want a serious play. Reheated Shanley. If familiar with his work, seems like a cut and paste writing job. More about cast than script.