Aaron B.

New York City

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Reviews (38)
75
Refreshing, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Very original, very creative, very clever and thought out presentation. Approachable, likeable performer

Don't see it if You're looking for more than sheer entertainment - no particular plot, or story, or even point.

Also Sorry that performer is from Canada and spent lots of time connecting ... Read more Read less

78
When It Happens to You
East Village
Authentic, Not completely engaging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to see a relevant story that's intense, a personal trauma laid bare and explored from the standpoint of the involved family

Don't see it if Rape and sexual assault are too difficult to see explored on stage

Also Well handled discussion of the assault and legal results without sensa... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see outstanding writing and acting in a deep, intense drama that also has plenty of funny moments - tough balance to do well

Don't see it if Explicit nudity will be a turn off for you, but that aside, outstanding well-done show.

Also The writing, acting, character development and authentic dialog are al... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if If you're a fan of the book or previous versions, then this is a must see.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more than a talky, classic drama

Also Although a little dated, the overall story is a strong one, but one we... Read more Read less

92
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a powerful one-person depiction of life-jarring trauma and all the ways it affects each family member and the main lead.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows - you don't want to explore deep emotional issues that everyone has to deal with at one time or another.

Also Well-directed, interesting and absorbing even while it was just one pe... Read more Read less

78
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you like a mix of drama and farce ...some real issues dealt with and then all turned on its head for comic affect.

Don't see it if you don't like the above or want all your theater very serious.

Also Crazy, frenetic, non-stop - in good and bad ways - but liked all the i... Read more Read less

90
After
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a topnotch drama with relevant issues presented in a very thought provoking way - what true theater is about...

Don't see it if You like fluffy entertainment and song and dance - this is straight drama

Also The acting and script were powerful and moving and the format of the p... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you like great ensemble dramas and Elaine May start turn

Don't see it if Depressing topics - even if well presented - are not what you want in theater

Also Excellent, wellperformed, interesting topic, but truly sad ending as p... Read more Read less

85
Rap Guide to Evolution
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Intelligent, Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you are a rapping fan and want it based on serious content. Ingenious creativity, word-play and unique show but you gotta love rapping.

Don't see it if Don't like hip-hop rap or want to just sit back and be entertained; it takes some effort to listen to everything and absorb it but worth it

88
Clever, Delightful, Charming

See it if you like insightful, charmingly presented and very funny one-man show

Don't see it if you don't like one-man show.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You want a rich, enjoyable, entertaining big time broadway musical

Don't see it if you're a straight drama fan.

Also Killer broadway musical that hits on all cylinders - great singing, so... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You like pure drama - gripping - and outstanding acting and script. Familiar issues but handled in very thoughtful way.

Don't see it if Drama and handful of actors not your thing.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a more creative off broadway experience. Difficult topic handled tastefully. Not that much “history” as much as historical story.

Don't see it if You like you theater experiences light and fluffy although considering the topic surprisingly entertaining

Also Some good songs but much of the music was generic musical theater but ... Read more Read less

88
Conflict
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you like thoughtful clever writing and excellent acting performances

Don't see it if You don't like straight ahead dramas where script and acting are the main things - no fancy staging, music, etc.

65
Great staging, Ambitious, Overrated, Boring, Entertaining

See it if you like outstanding, bright, creative, inventive staging and production, but don't care about much else in the show

Don't see it if you like dramas, shows with some substance.

Also Put simply - the singing, staging, production were outstanding and ver... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like a fresh approach to broadway musical scripts, intriguing characters, wonderful songs and singing.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Will strike a chord no matter what type of shows you like to see.

90
Admissions
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very current issue explored intelligently and absorbing way

Don't see it if you need more than straightforward excellent writing and drama, like music, staging, etc..

65
Junk
Upper W Side
Cliched, Formulaic, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are in the financial world and want to relive the 80's and 90's financial time of big bucks and big scandals.

Don't see it if You don't know anything about the financial world or scandals of the 80's and 90's - you'll be bored quickly.

35
The Children
Midtown W
Slow, Banal, Confusing, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if You like to dig out the meaning of general, unfocused, chit-chat with little in the way of actual plot.....endless "musings"

Don't see it if You are expecting any kind of energy, spark, plot drama

75
Great acting, Fresh-original, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like a fresh, original, edgy, unusual and thought-provoking script and slightly odd and quirky story.

Don't see it if You like your theater mainstream and conventional.

Also A very interesting and creative show for most of its length left us ha... Read more Read less

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Entertaining, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Almost more like a singing performance with background dancers than a "show" but worthwhile and engaging with very talented performers

Don't see it if You need drama, deep plot, heavier character development

75
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Not well resolved, Entertaining, Slow, Inconsistent, Resonant

See it if you like exploration of different relationships and what might make them tick.

Don't see it if You don't like wordy, sometimes meandering presentations

Also The show had very different tempos aand shifts that were sometimes int... Read more Read less

88
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like extraordinary creativity, quirkiness, sheer entertainment, excellent songs with clever lyrics, outstanding acting.

Don't see it if You don't have a slightly kooky sense of humor, or require a deep, meaningful plot to hold your interest.

Also Totally entertaining beyond what I expected, hilarious charismatic lea... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Fascinating way to make elements of the constitution understandable and relevant in an interesting an compelling way.

Don't see it if You don't feel like thinking, but only want to be "entertained"

Also Not only was Heidi's acting style, natural, accessible and likable, wh... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You're excited by truly creative and fresh staging, singing and overall outstanding acting.

Don't see it if If you like mainstream musical broadway stuff, OR conversely you need a strong plot to hold your attention.

Also The high caliber of talent, creativity, songs, and rich quality of the... Read more Read less

78
Oddly boring, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you are immersed in the Clintons and politics as we see deep down into their relationship and Hillary's ambitions and learn about Bill's rol

Don't see it if you're not a Clinton fan because you really won't care,

Also Despite the intelligent writing and top-notch acting of all actors, we... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow-paced, Intelligent

See it if ..you like intelligent thought-provoking "one-person" (one was two people) performances - thoughtful but little staging.

Don't see it if Straight monologues bore you and you need more

Also All pieces evoked interesting subjects and thought provoking issues, b... Read more Read less

92
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like in-depth psychological dramas focusing on gay subject matter, but really applicable to people in general.

Don't see it if You aren't into "gay outing" stories or don't care for deeper than usual dramas

90
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like smart, well-produced off broadway shows with a unique plot angle

Don't see it if Historical musicals don't do it for you.

Also Very well produced, excellent script and singing, well-crafted songs a... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Funny

See it if you like clever creative writing, singing, music and all around fun and entertaining musical comedy

Don't see it if You like your plays serious, dramatic or need to make a statement

Also Outstanding blend of clever, fresh plot, unique script writing, musici... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Resonant, Well-acted, but not engaging

See it if you really like one-man shows as this is a well-performed one - but I was only really engaged in the story intermittently.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows - shows driven completely by the on-stage personality with nothing else around him.

80
Little Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like historical drama with a pretty fresh, modern staging approach - outstanding acting and excellent singing

Don't see it if you don't like historical stories, civil rights oriented stories.

68
During previews
Tremor
Midtown E
Ambitious, Confusing, Very slow laying out plot and lost me, Great acting

See it if You like pure stripped down show with actors performing script with no frills.

Don't see it if You need a little more than that

Also Second half engrossing but first half took so long to establish the pl... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like historical stories, excellent acting.

Don't see it if you don't like straight-ahead storytelling, unconventional staging/production.

Also Many good things about this show, but was missing a climactic moment, ... Read more Read less

65
For a previous production
Tiresome, Occasionally funny, Ambitious

See it if you like quirky, crazy, goofy shows that try a little too hard but has some very funny moments - just not enough

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick, goofy, silly shows.

92
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing, Subtle/nuanced

See it if For its refreshing originality, wonderful music/lyrics, subtle, nuanced, moving - like a theater "ballad" - not like a Broadway "rock band"

Don't see it if you only like conventional Broadway musicals, big standards, the usual stuff. or don't have patience for slowly unfolding story.

Also Completely original music-music theater with mideastern musical flavor... Read more Read less

90
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like thought-provoking drama about a subject matter - modern-era blue-collar life and existence not usually dealt with in theater

Don't see it if You don't like thought-provoking drama - little humor, music, other "Broadway" entertainment

88
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if Love great comic acting, clever script, Amy Schumer fan, over the top wackiness

Don't see it if You don't love comic theater, don't care for Steve Martin humor, think that there has to be a "deeper" point to all theater