Mr. Parker NYC Reviews and Tickets

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Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

A deep look at love, life and loss, from the writer of "Daniel's Husband"

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868 Reviews | 899 Followers
77
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Enjoyable

See it if 100 minutes. Great acting and good story with a believable conclusion. Very enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don't like gay themes. Some of the dialogue could afford to be a little less pedantic and more real conversational.

844 Reviews | 1006 Followers
76
Well acted, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with gay characters. The story is good and relatable. Actors all do a good job.

Don't see it if If the story of a man moving on after his longtime husband dies doesn't interest you.

930 Reviews | 380 Followers
95
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an honest story about a gay relationship between an older and younger man. Excellent writing, acting, set-near perfect.

Don't see it if If you’re homophobic. This is a drama but it’s not a downer. Quite the opposite. Read more

944 Reviews | 225 Followers
78
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Very well written play. Like Daniel's husband this one is interesting.

Don't see it if Gay play, brief nudity.

769 Reviews | 212 Followers
89
Relevant, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if how lighting and music contribute to telling an interesting story showing grief due to loss of a partner is dealt differently by each person

Don't see it if if you are looking for something light, though there are sweet moments and some levity here.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
89
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great comic timing, Delightful, Witty

See it if you think you'll enjoy a sophisticated witty play about the universal experience of grieving after the death of a loved one.

Don't see it if on stage full frontal male nudity is disturbing.

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
88
Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You have seen playwright’s previous work, interested in story of a middle-aged gay “widow” trying to start over, questions of legacy

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy gay content or nudity on stage, don’t want to lock up your phone in a packet, subject matter too triggering

598 Reviews | 121 Followers
90
Thought-provoking, Sad, Great acting, Funny

See it if Lovely show that touches on lost and love. The moving forward in life after lost - that everyone handles it differently.

Don't see it if Same sex and nudity. As other reviewers said phones are put in lock bags. No intermission.

Critic Reviews (6)

The New York Times
June 8th, 2022

"'Mr. Parker' is not the kind of play that springs surprises on the audience, so its denouement is entirely predictable. And that is perhaps the show’s biggest asset: Real life can be ho-hum, too. One day you can’t move on, and the next, you can."
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Lighting & Sound America
June 10th, 2022

The kind of attraction often booked in June when LGBTQ tourists come to town for Pride month, it doesn't really fall into the gaysploitation category although there is enough nudity in one scene to require audience members to deposit their cellphones in Yondr pockets. But it knows its target audience, who may very well overlook its soapier aspects. And it provides three skilled actors with a solid workout. At the same time, it never solves its central problem: Who is the title character of Michael McKeever's play and why should we care about him?
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Talkin' Broadway
June 7th, 2022

"Beautifully performed by its cast of three, the play borrows tropes from stories of widowhood and rearranges them into a tender tale of a heart and a life on the mend."
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TheaterScene.net
June 8th, 2022

Mr. Parker, the latest play by Michael McKeever whose Daniel’s Husband has been produced twice Off Broadway, has been given a stylish production by director Joe Brancato who also directed the earlier play. David Goldstein’s one room studio set situated in the East Village is elegant and cozy. The costumes by Myra Oney are chic. The acting by its trio of actors is polished and urbane. Even its premise of a gay man dealing with the sudden death of a long-time partner and husband is up-to-date and timely. However, as written the play seems superficial and slight. Dramatically it avoids all the big scenes that might have been included. It remains entertaining but without the payoff one wants in such a drama.
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Theater Pizzazz
June 7th, 2022

There’s nothing in Mr. Parker that’s artistically or thematically groundbreaking, and the situations and characters are familiar; but, in the capable hands of its director and three actors, it maintains a level of solid interest sufficient for an hour and a half of quality theater. One of the play’s dominant themes is about “legacies”—what we leave for those who come after to remember. Whatever else Mr. Parker’s legacy turns out to be, I’m afraid that in many minds it’s going to have something to do with a pouch and a penis.
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Off Off Online
June 7th, 2022

"'Mr. Parker' is well-structured, literate, economical (it clocks in at about 85 minutes), and intermittently touching. It has an important drawback: We’re not buying it. What does Justin see in Terry, beyond the fancy duds and dinners at Blue Hill that Terry buys him? Why has Terry soured on all his friends, and why is Cassandra always so cross? And why does Justin ... appear to have so little life outside of this one room?"
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