A. John Boulanger

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (18)
60
The Battles
West Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you want to support new works. I'm all about championing new musical, but all too often the music needs more aging. I found that here.

Don't see it if you expect a masterpiece. I was so looking forward to this piece. I applaud efforts, but it didn't quite rise to the the occasion.

73
During previews
Fade
West Village
Great acting, Cute set., Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you don't need to be challenged. It was a cute show. Great set/lighting. The actors were enjoyable and worked well together.

Don't see it if You need to be challenged, moved or provoked. It played like episodic TV. Lots of transition time. Too, too long without an intermission. :(

62
Made in China
Midtown E
Ambitious, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you have time to kill; it's dark adult puppetry. You know what you're signing up for. (props to Yan Li)

Don't see it if you're expecting a perfect plot. Or if you've children in tow. (Or parents in tow. They've not invented the wheel, but it rolls nonetheless

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you know Gorey's work. It helps.

Don't see it if you need a lot of flash, glitz, and glam to be entertained.

Also I loved this piece. Right length for the material. Poignant moments (w... Read more Read less

62
Lonely Planet
East Village
Slow, Great writing, Resonant, One-note

See it if you want to hear Steven Dietz's early work.

Don't see it if you are at all tired. "Jody" is so subtle/somber you might not make it through. Leaves "Carl" very little to work with. Lots of missed opps.

Also The set is decent; the space is unforgiving; the actors try to force a... Read more Read less

57
Cliched, Indulgent, Not challenging., Independent, Harmless

See it if You are in Astoria and have an hour and a half to kill. I'm glad I went. Kudos to LITA.

Don't see it if you expect high production value. The inspector and ex-girlfriend will make you chuckle a few times.

84
Hairspray
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like cute musicals.

Don't see it if You hate fluff.

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Dizzying, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like musicals.

Don't see it if You expect the movie.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Intelligent, Must see, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if You like musicals.

Don't see it if Just see it.

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you haven't. If you are a fan of bio-dramatic historical recounts of artists. Lots of colorful characters, masterfully presented by Dixon.

Don't see it if youre anti-1-person shows. To many friends who take this stance; but this is definitely one of the stronger ones I've seen in recent years.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to support new works. (And, YES; YOU SHOULD ALL support new works.)

Don't see it if You expect the moon. Some of the acting was a bit earnest at times (dictated by scripts).

50
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you know someone involved.

Don't see it if you are coming straight from work (or a long dinner).

Also it just wasn't my thing. (I'll take fault.) I'm all about a good stage... Read more Read less

70
For Annie
Midtown E
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you know nothing about the show or anyone in it. Works best if you're not on the "in". Expect nothing. Respect the gesture. Root for them.

Don't see it if you have lofty standards.

Also I was intrigued the whole time. No budget. Young cast. But I stayed wi... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you're curious; you know somebody in the cast; if you're partial to boobs and a**es, fog, and jazz. Take advantage of the tarot card reader.

Don't see it if you want to be blown away by talent; moved to tears; truly creeper out or placed on edge. The not knowing's always stronger than the result.

70
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Tame., Points of poignancy., Ii > i.

See it if you want an easy evening of theatre. And if you like June Gable.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged.

94
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if You want to cry

Don't see it if You hate awesomeness.

91
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You want to cry.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Fluffy, Great writing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You grew up with Sesame Street.

Don't see it if Swearing offends you.