Albee_Addict

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male
About:  Avid theatergoer, who tries to see just about everything. Work in the media and live near the Theater District.
Reviews (190)
90
During previews
Quirky, Edgy, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are looking for something different and posses an open mind. If you are of the Internet Age/are extremely online, you'll get it.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical, hate acapella, don't understand the internet terms, are averse to foul language/talk of sex or addiction.

55
Slow, Great staging, Dated, Confusing

See it if you are a theatre completist or have a particular interest in unions or Tony Yazbeck.

Don't see it if you are easily bored. This is a bit of a slog and extremely dated and not particularly great musically.

85
Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You love a show with a heart and message, you love the music and are OK seeing amateurs (who could put some Broadway folks to shame).

Don't see it if Are adverse to race talk or if you have hearing difficulties — the acoustics in this auditorium could cause problems.

Also What a fantastic production. Continue to be impressed with the caliber... Read more Read less

63
Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you love the movie and are OK with sexist, and at times tacky, regressive takes on issues of today. Also if you love Sara Stiles or Santino.

Don't see it if you are expecting a modern take on a pretty dated original work, especially in our current environment.

86
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if interested in a thought experiment that is bound to make you uncomfortable but also feels very realistic.

Don't see it if you don't like to be uncomfortable at the theater or questioning your ideas of race and race relations.

79
Intense, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if you are a Miller fan, are a WWII head or enjoy seeing great actors in a staid production.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything beyond what's on the page. This production could be from the 50s.

90
During previews
Intense, Edgy, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you love the music and are open to bold interpretations

Don't see it if you are expecting a legacy/traditional production and are not interested any anything but that

71
Romantic, Quirky, Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like Sheik's past work, are interested in new musical work or are interested in a new take on a classic tale

Don't see it if you are expecting a perfect work, a coherent/non-tortured plot or a particularly compelling staging

96
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy discussions of the U.S. Constitution, intensely personal stories or a humorous night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear about women's issues or history or are offended by liberal-leaning politics.

94
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in exploring the possible psyches of two people you think you already know or are fans of any of the actors or playwright

Don't see it if you hate the Clintons or are not interested in examining the interpersonal relationship of two of the world's most famous people.

90
Edgy, Great staging, Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are OK with a musical aimed at and dealing with teenagers, technology and the desire to be wanted.

Don't see it if you think of yourself as in any way above any of the aforementioned things or are not a friend of raunchy humor.

75
Great acting, Great singing, Epic, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you can appreciate camp at a high level and are not expecting a straight-laced biomusical

Don't see it if you don't like Cher, biomusicals or humor.

Also It's not perfect or great, but it is a fun and funny evening at the th... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you are looking for a perfectly cast version of one of your favorite books.

Don't see it if white savior narratives bother you or if you are not a fan of the book or film on which the play is based.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you like to see stories you've never seen before on a stage.

Don't see it if LGBT, religious or African-American narratives are not your cup of tea.

75
Disappointing, Great staging, Intense, Romantic

See it if you enjoy seeing stories about gay life/friends and are alright with sadness and family drama.

Don't see it if extreme sadness or infighting is not appealing or you don't want to feel emotionally manipulated.

83
Absorbing, Enchanting, Dizzying, Epic, Intense

See it if you are ok on your own, like haunted houses that aren't haunted and/or are fine with figuring things out on your own

Don't see it if you do not like to be touched -- someone is going to touch you, either an actor or another audience member.

80
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Great writing, Dizzying, Epic

See it if you are open to nontraditional theater, both because of the one-man aspect but also inherent oddness.

Don't see it if you need to be hand-fed an ending, are not fans of Brecht or Beckett or don't understand existentialism

30
During previews
Great staging, Insipid, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you like big puppets and elaborate staging but are not interested in substance.

Don't see it if you are expecting a show with compelling characters, memorable songs or interesting dialogue.

77
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Great acting, Intense

See it if you love Glenn Close or are interested in the Joan of Arc story told from a different angle.

Don't see it if you are looking for a truly compelling play. Great performance but the story is a bit of a clunker and anachronistic.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intense

See it if you enjoy family dramas, especially those involving mother/son and mother/daughter-in-law issues, or if you like any of the actors.

Don't see it if intense language and arguments are big issues for you

90
During previews
Funny, Heartbreaking, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like anyone involved in the production (specifically Allen, May or Hedges) and can handle a humorous show that may make you cry.

Don't see it if alzheimer's- or aging-related storylines hit too close to home.

40
Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you love both texts and are alright with feeling lost much of the time.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional performance or are easily confused.

75
During previews
Clever, Slow, Raunchy, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like bawdy, British clever pieces, are interested in snooker or like a decent laugh.

Don't see it if you are offended by "foul" language, are bored by the idea of snooker or are looking for a play that actually says something.

65
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Excruciating

See it if you love the songs of Leiber & Stoller and don't care about a plot

Don't see it if you are expecting a book musical. This is a revue and is a bit messy

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy seeing stories about women finding their own ways in life, regardless of the time period.

Don't see it if accents (Creole/Cajun) or stories about black women are not for you.

85
During previews
Riveting, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of family drama, especially the truly destructive kind; fantastic acting; and dark humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and fun or if you are easily offended by foul language, full male nudity, or screaming and dispair.

60
Overrated, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love Burton-like aesthetics, a big spectacle, the movie, Leslie Kritzer or Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if you want particularly interesting songs or are turned off by humorous talk of death and foul language.

86
Ink
Quirky, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love plays about journalism, have an interest in the rise of populist media and/or the tabloid scene, especially in the U.K.

Don't see it if you have trouble with British accents/culture, are not interested in media or are uncomfortable with edgy language.

97
Romantic, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy folk-ish music, can handle a little repetition in songs, enjoy the love stories of Orpheus and Persephone or want to feel a show.

Don't see it if you not open to the music type, hate love stories, are expecting a traditional old-school song/dance musical.

77
Riveting, Funny, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy an engaging night at the theater, with performances that range from bombastic (a rave) to quiet (also a rave).

Don't see it if you know the play and are bothered by productions that play up the laughs

68
Romantic, Slow, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you love the music and expect to see a show that, while slightly tweaked, is mostly by the book.

Don't see it if you are looking for a truly inventive or interesting take on a pretty boring musical.

92
Masterful, Great acting, Epic, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love an excellent night at the theater, are even remotely interested in personal stories or like history.

Don't see it if you can’t stand a three-hour plus play or if even a bit of finance talk is boring to you.

78
During previews
Epic, Masterful, Slow, Intense, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Sam Gold, Glenda Jackson, the story and/or long nights at the theater

Don't see it if you expect a fast-paced production, are not a fan of non-traditional stagings or can't endure a 2-hour first act.

86
During previews
Indulgent, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love The Temptations, Motown or jukebox musicals in general.

Don't see it if you expect to only hear people on the stage singing — every Baby Boomer around you is going to sing.

86
During previews
Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are OK feeling a bit lost in a theater, don't need everything spelled out for you, are interested in the bizarre as art.

Don't see it if you can't abide some toilet humor, seeing male genitalia (even in cloth form), or desire to see a typical Broadway play.

73
Absorbing, Great writing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you love Merrily, Sondheim or stripped down productions of shows that can cause trouble.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big spectacle or if you have trouble following stories with nontraditional timelines.

84
Funny, Fluffy, Great staging, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you love any of the performers or want to see what City Center is really all about -- putting on a great show

Don't see it if you don't like traditional musical comedies -- there's no stakes here at all.

91
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you love stories about love, family and finding yourself among loss.

Don't see it if LGBT story lines or explicit references bother you.

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Epic, Intense

See it if you love the movie, any of the actors or commentary about the state of television news (then and now).

Don't see it if You hate video used in plays, no matter how seamless, or if sex and foul language is offensive to you.

91
Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Dated

See it if you have or have not ever seen a production of this show -- this recreation of the OBC is worth watching!

Don't see it if you are looking for some sort of new take on the material -- it's you mom/grandma's A Chorus Line for sure.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Epic, Masterful

See it if you like productions that suck you into the action, love fantastic writing and acting or a sucker for family and/or crime drama.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for 2 hours (second half is long) or are adverse to violence, regardless of if it is necessary.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic, Relevant

See it if you appreciate a compelling story, even if the way it's presented isn't perfect — great stuff here that's a bit overshadowed by meh music

Don't see it if LGBT issues or comic views of narcissism aren't things that interest you (or if you have an aversion to cursing)

86
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you are interested in hearing what it's like to be a parent of a black child in America and if you are a fan of Kerry Washington.

Don't see it if you don't "agree" with the Black Lives Matter movement, have a problem with discussions of prejudice or are looking for a tidy resolution.

95
Great staging, Great singing, Epic, Intense, Resonant

See it if you are a fan of bold choices, the music or fantastic, semi-immersive performances -- especially from an outstanding count.

Don't see it if you are a R+H purest or dislike violence or onstage guns.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are interested in the broader ideas of fact, nuance and art as told through the work of a writer and editor.

Don't see it if An academic/artistic discussion about what constitutes a fact is not your idea of a good time, no matter how funny.

50
Great singing, Great staging, Excruciating, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you love the music of Donna Summer or enjoy any of the performances.

Don't see it if are looking for anything beyond a confusing, vague bio-musical.

Also Fantastic performances

67
During previews
Confusing, Great singing, Disappointing, Intense, Slow

See it if you enjoy Dylan's songbook, like hearing fantastic singers and are not afraid of depressing book.

Don't see it if you are adverse to foul language, loose/dropped plot strings or not-full-integrated jukebox musicals.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Dizzying, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you are interested in the varying lives of women from different backgrounds

Don't see it if foul language or sex and lesbian talk bother you.

90
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if you like a fun night at the theater and aren't put-out by reference you may not get.

Don't see it if sci-fi or silliness are things you don't enjoy or you literally need more chill in your life.

70
Ambitious, Edgy, Dizzying, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you like the book and/or movie and if you can stomach interactive theater.

Don't see it if audience involvement, sex, needles, drugs or any other of the trigger warnings bother you.