AA New York

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  A lover of the theater arts. I look beyond the stage when I see a production. I borrow emotions from the lights, the score, the orchestra and the props. A show should bring me to another place and time. I should feel the emotions of each character. If it doesn't, then it is not a good productio... Read more Read less
Reviews (23)
82
Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you are looking for a feel-good musical.

Don't see it if you are interested in a solid story line.

Also Andy Karl's portrayal of Bill is really on point. It is a bit dizzying... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intense, Masterful, Edgy, Epic, Great staging

See it if You like tragic plot.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of real life drama.

Also It is a musical inspired by the Madama Butterfly storyline. The portra... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Dated, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of War and Peace. This is an updated production and there is a fusion of urban modern dancing on an 1812 Moscow setting.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usual musical with curtain, concealed orchestra and changing props in between acts.

Also I must say that the presence of Josh Groban in the musical really adds... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you like rock music. This is like a rock concert contained in a Broadway show.

Don't see it if you are not a rock and roll fan.

Also I am very apprehensive about seeing this musical. I am not a rock fan ... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Confusing, Great dancing, Classic with a modern flair, Delightful

See it if you like TCM show. This is a modern take of the old movie with the same characters but with a tweaked story line.

Don't see it if a dance musical is not your thing.

Also I know that this is a dance musical but never did I thought that it is... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Great dance, Entertaining

See it if you like watching TCM shows. This has a retro feel and it is a heartwarming story.

Don't see it if retro storyline is not appealing to you.

Also Roundabout production is always staged clean, simplistic, and yet it c... Read more Read less

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you like a good stage production, great performance and a fluid story line.

Don't see it if you are not into enchanting fairy tale production.

Also This is truly the untold story of the Wizard of Oz. Each event in the ... Read more Read less

53
Cats
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like dance over a singing. You should read the synopsis so you will be guided while watching the show.

Don't see it if you have a very high expectation and you prefer a defined genre. I cannot categorize it whether it is ballet or jazz

86
Cliched, Romantic, Entertaining, Epic, Resonant

See it if you want to be on the safe side on Broadway. The longest running show on Broadway, who could get wrong? Nice story line and stage.

Don't see it if you feel that this is too cliche.

93
Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting, Must see, Ambitious

See it if you have at least a background or basic information about Judaism. The musical portrays about the Jewish family and community.

Don't see it if you expect an elaborate stage.

91
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you are into Broadway shows and you see a lot of it. It is a funny satire about Broadway and Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don't have a good background of Broadway. Some funny lines are derived from shows that makes the musical funny.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you like children performing on stage. The children are talented.

Don't see it if you have issues with children in the theater. The theme is about a girl's childhood life and there are children watching.

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Clever, Profound, Hilarious

See it if you have a grasp of the cosmetics history in America. The battle between the two, Rubinstein and Arden is funny and full of feminism retort

Don't see it if you are not interested at all about cosmetics. If you don't know who is Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, this is not for you.

Also Just like the battle between Pepsi and Coke, it is a war between two w... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Relevant, Profound

See it if Teen age crisis interest you. You can relate to the story line if you have a teenager loved one who is seeking for belongingness.

Don't see it if Modern family drama involving teenagers does not entice you.

Also The act one was so exciting. I was expecting for an exciting opening o... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Raw, Profound, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like plays. You need to really pay attention to the lines to get the story because there are no props to set the scene.

Don't see it if You expect a lavish set and costume.

Also 2 tables, 2 chairs, 2 actors and a profound story. This is what you wi... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Dated, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you like musical adaptation of a movie. The musical has a touch of modern feminism.

Don't see it if you can find humor in sexual undertones.

Also This is a treat to the olfactory sense as well not just to the vision ... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Hilarious, Original

See it if you want a good satire.

Don't see it if you have issues about religion.

Also I waited for the right opportunity to see this show. This was the "Ham... Read more Read less

84
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you want a simple stage with superb dancing.

Don't see it if you are expecting a flamboyant, spectacular and colorful set.

Also From the moment I entered the theater, I noticed that the performers a... Read more Read less

82
Funny, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if you like a light comedy with a ending twist.

Don't see it if you like grand theater with orchestra.

88
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you have seen all the whimsical shows. This is one of them.

Don't see it if a whimsical theme is not your thing.

95
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dated, Intelligent, Masterful, Original

See it if you want to see a family on a Thanksgiving dinner. As the dinner is served, all the drama enfolds. The play has no intermission.

Don't see it if you are expecting a saga of events throughout the play. It is all about an episode about a family celebrating Thanksgiving.

97
Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to see a Broadway classic. Very nice story about compassion and forgiveness.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Victor Hugo's masterpiece.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Dated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want something new for the eyes. The stage is not the typical Broadway stage. Nice work on the story line. Unpredictable story.

Don't see it if you don't like some nerdy material on the play.