Alan 6160

Palo Alto | 50-64 | Male
About:  When I was seven years old, my mother took me to see My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music, and I've been hooked ever since.
Reviews (9)
87
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a consistently funny, delightfully performed and slick new musical.

Don't see it if You prefer something experimental or outrageous.

Also I was very pleasantly surprised at the first preview of "Tootsie," wit... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if If you're in the mood for a campy, mindless romp.

Don't see it if You're tired of Casey Nicholaw's bag of directing/choreographic tricks

Also A campy cross among "Dear Evan Hansen," "Mean Girls" and "Something's ... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Great writing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if You like big, brilliant, unwieldy plays and want to see Nathan Lane give a ferocious performance as Roy Cohn.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a great performance from Andrew Garfield.

Also It seems as if Garfield learned to “play gay” by studying Carson Kress... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like tour-de-force acting of a delicious script.

Don't see it if You still haven't forgiven Billy Crudup for breaking up with Mary Louise Parker when she was seven months' pregnant with their child.

Also Crudup gives a protean, delightful performance in this tale of a feckl... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great dancing, Uneven, Resonant

See it if You have fond memories of-or missed- the original productions of Cabaret, Fiddler, and the great Sondheim-Prince collaborations of the '70s

Don't see it if You can't abide musicals.

Also I saw a preview about a week before the August 24 opening. The first a... Read more Read less

85
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense

See it if You want to see Stockard Channing in her best performance since "Six Degrees of Separation"

Don't see it if You don't like dysfunctional family dramas

Also An absorbing drama about the consequences of free-spirited choices and... Read more Read less

80
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You think Michael Urie is an amazing actor (or want to be convinced that he is) and want to see how a landmark play holds up after 36 years

Don't see it if You can't sit still for more than 2 hours.

Also Michael Urie, who is the physical opposite of Harvey Fierstein, takes ... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Quirky, Atmospheric

See it if You can appreciate an unusual, low-key musical that approximates the look and feel of a foreign art film.

Don't see it if You're looking for a Broadway musical with show-stopping dances and songs that are belted to the back of the house.

Also "Hello Dolly" this is not. Rather, the "Band's Visit" is a thoughtful,... Read more Read less

92
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant, Delightful

See it if You love the Swing Era of American music; you love musicals; you love Laura Osnos.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon.

Also After reading a number of pretty good to tepid reviews, I was surprise... Read more Read less