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 (214)
82
During previews
Resonant, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are open-minded and are interested in hearing stories about black women, even if they are tough.

Don't see it if you demand a traditional, narrative-driven story. There is a lot of story, but it is not all one

85
Soft Power
East Village
Quirky, Great singing, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you have a true open mind -- to not only what makes interesting theater but also to geopolitical ideas you may find unappealing

Don't see it if stories about people outside America disinterest you or you are looking for a traditional musical

83
Quirky, Great writing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are open to seeing something that isn't a play but is equally entertaining

Don't see it if illusions are not your thing or if you can't get behind the premise of the show.

20
During previews
Quirky, Overrated, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in a children's show that attempts to make a point but doesn't actually get anywhere.

Don't see it if you are looking for a Broadway-level production -- singing, design, show all read children's theater

60
Sunday
Chelsea
Excruciating, Great acting, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you want to see what a non-Millennial thinks Millennials are like.

Don't see it if you are interested in a realistic ideation of the life of an actual young person in NYC or if you hate awkward scene transitions

87
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Enchanting, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Williams or Tomei or want to see a nontraditional story told on the stage.

Don't see it if brevity is your saving grace or if accents make you uneasy.

73
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Epic, Ambitious, Slow, Great acting

See it if you can handle hours of history lessons presented by a number of very excellent actors.

Don't see it if you think history is a slog or are looking for something that has more action and less talk

90
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you are willing to have your idea of what theater can be challenged and are open to frank discussions of race

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with talk of sex or race or want a traditional evening at the theater.

98
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if epic tales of love, friendship and loss, especially among gays, is your idea of a great night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like gay stories or you demand that theater show instead of tell (it's a lot of talking about action).

26
Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing, Great singing, Confusing

See it if You love Meatloaf’s and/or don’t care about a coherent or good plot.

Don't see it if You are looking for the spectacle seen in London or if you want something remotely meaningful.

81
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love the movie or are a fan of modern pop music

Don't see it if jukebox musicals, spectacle or cheese is not really your idea of fun.

85
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of inventive adaptations that make you look at the original in a different light.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories revolving around LGBT life, religion or Africa.

90
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
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
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
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
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
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
White Noise
East Village
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
All My Sons
Midtown W
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
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
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
Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love David Byrne

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic theater piece. This is more concert as performance art.

76
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great singing, Slow, Funny, Delightful

See it if you sense of humor includes liking things by Christopher Guest and you are open to non-serious adaptations of classics.

Don't see it if you hate puns or gags or are looking for a "serious" musical and are not willing to have your horizons stretched.

90
During previews
Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see three leads handle a classic while at the top of their games and supported by an excellent ensemble.

Don't see it if the show is not your favorite or you dislike any of the actors because they are there the whole time.

90
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are actual open to views that may differ from your own and are willing to sit in the dark and accept it

Don't see it if conservatism and/or Catholicism is a full turn off as subject matter

91
During previews
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an amazing actress showing you exactly what that means and are willing to talk about a show without giving too much away

Don't see it if life's big questions and questionable morality aren't your cup of tea.

85
Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are in any way interested in freestyle and are open to loose 90-minute theater experience.

Don't see it if you demand structure, hate to let go of your phone, or aren't open to new experiences.

45
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you love 80s hair band music and enjoy fourth-grade humor

Don't see it if you you are looking for any substance

77
Slow, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you are fans of either of the leads and are alright being confused for much of the play.

Don't see it if you need to be fully in-tune with the plot or need it to be linear.

85
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the inherent ability of people to hurt each other and themselves or if you're interested in any of the actors or play

Don't see it if you expect spectacle or much of a set at all or don't like shows with little "action"

97
Fairview
Brooklyn
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like theater that makes you think and/or question things about yourself or others and you are OK if it is non-traditionally staged

Don't see it if you aren't open minded about discussions of race, don't want to question privilege you may have and are 100% adverse to participation

75
Make Believe
Midtown W
Resonant, Dizzying, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in family dramas, played out across generations and showing what effect parents have on children

Don't see it if you think children don't belong on the stage, are averse to cursing or don't care about plays dealing with trauma.

85
Mac Beth
West Village
Riveting, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you don’t need a lot of context for what you are seeing and can handle Shakespeare’s dialogue.

Don't see it if You don’t know Macbeth that well, are not a fan of theater that doesn’t spell it al out 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
Midtown W
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
Burn This
Midtown W
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
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
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
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
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.