Andrew55

Borough of Queens
About:  Long time theater worker and co-host of Stage Whisper Podcast
Reviews (137)
89
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Clever
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like new works, like clever musicals, like off-Broadway shows, like a new take on classic stories.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, off-Broadway shows, fairy tales, high school situations.

Also This is a very, very clever and fun show! I loved the take on a fairy ... Read more Read less

77
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like an interesting story, a clever interpretation turned into a musical, wonderful musical numbers, and a good off-Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, don't like off-Broadway shows, don't like new works, don't like shows by, performed by, and for women.

Also This was really quite an enjoyable show! It told the story of the 1996... Read more Read less

79
Chains
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Clever
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like classic works, off-off Broadway shows, works that challenge our lifestyle and beliefs, good acting.

Don't see it if You don't like off-off Broadway shows, classic works, or works that questions life's work or beliefs.

Also Another great work from Mint Theatre Company. This was a very interest... Read more Read less

71
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Quirky, Delightful
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like slow burning shows, Lincoln Center off-Broadway shows, like great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like slow shows, eccentric shows, Off-Broadway shows, shows about aging and memory.

Also This was an interesting show from Lincoln Center Theatre. The show was... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like new works, off-off broadway shows, shows about racial/social issues, like intense shows with a comedic twist.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate off-off broadway shows, shows about racial/social issue shows, don't like intense up close shows.

Also This was another incredibly show that dealt with socio-political issue... Read more Read less

95
Soft
Midtown W
Masterful, Intense, Riveting, Relevant, Must see
August 19th, 2022

See it if You want to be moved by a powerful and profound piece of theatre! Like releveant shows regarding the pre-school to prison pipeline, and race

Don't see it if You don't like new works, shows dealing with current social/political/racial issues, don't like interactive theatre.

Also THIS SHOW IS INCREDIBLE! I cannot emphasize that enough! This show add... Read more Read less

72
Corsicana
Midtown W
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Delightful
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like off-broadway shows, like well written shows, diverse casts, slow burn shows.

Don't see it if You don't like slower off-broadway shows, shows about social issues and death, newer works, diverse casts.

Also This was an interesting show. A very slow burning piece of theatre wit... Read more Read less

82
Profound, Resonant, Relevant, Riveting, Absorbing
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like powerful and important off-broadway shows dealing with social/racial issues, simple shows, simple but powerful acting.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that address social/racial issues, don't like off-broadway shows, don't like shows that contain smoking

Also This was an amazing and important piece of theatre! The show was a sta... Read more Read less

85
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like a really well written show challenging the education system and gender roles within it and if you like brilliantly performed show

Don't see it if You don't like off-off Broadway show, don't like shows that deal with social and gender issues. Don't like newer works.

Also This really is a fantastic show! The show deals with two Phd students ... Read more Read less

87
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing
August 19th, 2022

See it if You love brilliantly written and performed dramas, shows about timely and important issues, fantastic off-broadway dramas

Don't see it if You don't like dramas, shows about socio/sexual issues, off-broadway shows, new works.

Also This was an absolutely brilliant show! Roundabout Theatre has done it ... Read more Read less

85
Bodies They Ritual
East Village
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing
August 19th, 2022

See it if You like a well written, off-off broadway show, a show about the power of meditation and self realization.

Don't see it if You don't like newer works, works that talk about self discovery, off-off broadway shows, festival works.

Also This was a really, really well written show and a brilliantly performe... Read more Read less

75
Buggy Baby
Queens
Thrilling, Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy
August 1st, 2022

See it if You like new, experimental works, like off-off Broadway plays, like a show that thrills you, appreciate a quirky story.

Don't see it if Don't like off-off Broadway shows, experimental new works, theatre meant to thrill audiences, shows involving drugs/hallucinogens

Also This was a very interesting show. It involved the effects and story of... Read more Read less

78
Don't Look Back
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful, Great writing, Clever
August 1st, 2022

See it if you like well written off-off Broadway shows, appreciate a good interpretation of a classic biblical tale.

Don't see it if You don't like off-off Broadway shows, classic tales with a modern twist, re-interpretations of Biblical stories.

Also This was a very delightful afternoon out! Loved this new interpretatio... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking
August 1st, 2022

See it if You love new works, off-broadway shows, plays, modern works, comments on social/class structure and situations.

Don't see it if You don't like shows written in modern language/colloquialisms, don't like plays, off-broadway shows, modern works.

Also This was a masterful work and commentary on the way we handle inner ci... Read more Read less

81
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Ambitious
July 31st, 2022

See it if You like off-off broadway works, like intense stories espeically involving children, like stories addressing self harm and suicide.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, don't like off-off broadway shows, don't like intense shows, don't like shows about suicide.

Also This was a very interesting story and intense performance surrounding ... Read more Read less

72
The Refugees
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like off-off broadway works, works that are still in development, new works commenting on current issues, plays.

Don't see it if You don't like newer works, plays, off-off Broadway shows, or shows that are not completely polished.

Also This was an interesting idea and very interesting story. Using the con... Read more Read less

80
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Clever
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like plays about closure, like a good off-broadway show, like a great LGBTQ story.

Don't see it if You don't like off-broadway shows, don't like plays, don't like shows about death or loss, don't like shows abotu LGBTQ relationships.

Also This was a clever and direct play about loss, closure, and moving on e... Read more Read less

82
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like a great off-broadway drama, love family dramas, really appreciate a well told and woven story.

Don't see it if You don't like off-broadway shows, don't like family dramas, don't like shows about tough decisions.

Also This was a very well written play that's a new version of "Sophie's Ch... Read more Read less

73
Circle Jerk
East Village
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like modern new works, appreciate hyper sexualized works, LGBTQ+ works, off-broadway plays.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, don't like show presented in multiple mediums, don't like new works or hypersexulaized shows.

Also This was not only an interesting show, but quite an interesting experi... Read more Read less

79
Spindle Shuttle Needle
East Village
Funny, Clever, Delightful
July 30th, 2022

See it if You enjoy theatre festivals, like slightly absurd new works, appreciate new works by woman performed by woman.

Don't see it if You don't like festival works, new works, or off-off broadway shows, don't like absurd shows.

Also This was a fun, yet at times absurd piece of theatre that seemed to fo... Read more Read less

86
Ambitious, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny
July 30th, 2022

See it if You enjoy stand up, particularly politcal stand up, respect/appreciate women's rights, are not easily offended.

Don't see it if You are looking for more traditional theatre, are easily offended, are a misogynist.

Also What a timely show! My wife and I saw this the weekend after the overt... Read more Read less

92
Romantic, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever
July 30th, 2022

See it if You love the works of Neil Simon, love great acting, love a fantastic play, love a classic work.

Don't see it if You don't like the comedy styles of Neil Simon, don't like the acting styles of SJP or Matthew Broderick, don't like plays.

Also What a fantastic play! A truly solid show! Neil Simon is an absolute g... Read more Read less

89
California
East Village
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing
July 30th, 2022

See it if You love a great story told by great story tellers, love a simple but entrancing show, love a great off-off broadway.

Don't see it if Don't like festivals, don't like plays, don't like new works, don't like simple story telling.

Also This was the first show of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks Series. And wha... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Clever
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like off-off Broadway shows, like a collection of stories centered around one neighborhood, appreciate intimate theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like small theatres, don't like off-off Broadway shows, intimate stories, or collections of stories.

Also I was so happy to attend this afternoon of storytelling by Metropolita... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Funny
July 30th, 2022

See it if You like quirky musicals, clever interpretations of classics, and modern retellings of stories. Also if you like off-Broadway productions

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, slap stick and "punny" humor, the works of Shakespeare, off-Broadway works.

Also This was a really fun night out. It was a retelling of the what happen... Read more Read less

86
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing
May 27th, 2022

See it if you love a great story with great heart but also family drama, and a simple show all together. Also if you appreciate off-off Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't like Off-Off Broadway shows, small intimate settings, shows still being developed, family based shows, Jewish drama/comedy

Also This is one of the better written shows I've seen all year! I found my... Read more Read less

98
Fat Ham
East Village
Funny, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious
May 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see one of the best shows of the season, want to see a great interpretation of Hamlet, want to see a new perspective in theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like black/queer theatre, don't like reimaginings of Shakespeare, don't like strong language, or modern works.

Also THIS SHOW IS AMAZING!! Don't wait any longer, get your tickets now to ... Read more Read less

90
Wedding Band
Brooklyn
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
May 27th, 2022

See it if you like profound and intense dramas, appreciate great drama, like racial and socio/political dramas, love a great off-Broadway show

Don't see it if you don't like dramas, don't like shows that challenge your beliefs or ideas, don't like shows that can make you uncomfortable

Also This was a brilliant production, simply brilliant. And in my opinion, ... Read more Read less

84
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining
May 27th, 2022

See it if you like new works, enjoy a new shows that mix old and new ideas, time periods, styles, etc, enjoy off-off Broadway Theatre

Don't see it if you don't like off-off Broadway theatre, are easily offended, don't like shows that mix time periods, don't like simple shows.

Also This was a very interesting show! It followed the story of the three y... Read more Read less

91
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Clever
May 26th, 2022

See it if you like off-Broadway musicals, like mildly raunchy shows, like clever lyrics and snappy dialogue, appreciate a good story.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, are easily offended, especially by dirty jokes and adult language, don't like simple shows.

Also Welcome to the musical theatre Sarah Silverman! This is a fabulous sho... Read more Read less

85
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 26th, 2022

See it if you appreciate a great procedural drama, like Asian based drama, like plays, love a well developed show.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, don't like procedural shows, don't like shows in multiple languages, don't like shows with swearing.

Also I had the privilege of attending the opening night of this show. And w... Read more Read less

86
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
May 25th, 2022

See it if you are a huge Golden Girls Fan, love a great quirky show, love a fantastic almost cabaret like puppet show.

Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional theatre, don't like off-off Broadway theatre, and especially don't see if you don't like the Golden Girls.

Also If you are a Golden Girls fan then this is the show for you! Is it che... Read more Read less

87
Riveting, Intense, Great staging, Great acting
May 25th, 2022

See it if You like slow burning dramas, appreciate a great set, love to see great acting, love a good play.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, slow burning dramas, the works of David Mamet, shows with thick accents.

Also This was a pleasant surprise in the Broadway season. I had my reservat... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining
May 25th, 2022

See it if you love a great off-off Broadway show, love great writing and great acting, like shows that are in a very intimate setting.

Don't see it if you don't like off-off Broadway shows, don't like small theatres, don't like modern issue shows.

Also This was the final show for me of the 59E59's VOLT series, and for me ... Read more Read less

85
The Vagrant Trilogy
East Village
Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing
May 25th, 2022

See it if you appreciate well written plays, great dramas, wonderful multiple story lines, incredible sets, great three act shows.

Don't see it if You don't like longer dramas, off-Broadway shows, shows dealing with war and refugees, shows that jump around different times.

Also This was so much fun to see! The story was so unexpected. As you walk ... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious
May 25th, 2022

See it if you want to see a masterclass in acting, want to see a reimagining of a classic work, appreciate increible theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, modern interpretations, simple shows, British accents.

Also This was my first time seeing Cyrano de Bergerac, and I was not disapp... Read more Read less

95
POTUS
Midtown W
Raunchy, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious
May 25th, 2022

See it if You want a great comedy and to laugh your face off, love a great comedy that makes you think, want to see a stage full of amazing talent

Don't see it if You don't like plays, feminist shows, raunchy comedies, comedies that make you think, slap stick

Also This is the best comedy of the season, and possibly of the last few ye... Read more Read less

88
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious
May 25th, 2022

See it if you like an impressive set, want to see an absorbing play that will shock and confuse at first, but then enlighten and entertain.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays, shows that you have to work at to make it make sense, or shows that are borderline absurd.

Also This was a trip for me! Before I get into the show itself, I want to s... Read more Read less

75
New Golden Age
Midtown E
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking
May 25th, 2022

See it if You appreciate decent off-off Broadway plays, like dystopian themes, shows that deal with socio and political topics.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing works in progress, don't like off-off Broadway shows, dystopian shows, shows that challenge your beliefs.

Also This was a very intriguing show. I saw this on the same day that the m... Read more Read less

90
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious
May 25th, 2022

See it if you love great playwriting, love a great dark comedy, want to see a fantastic show with a deep twist, appreciate British Humor

Don't see it if You don't like plays, don't like dark comedies, not a fan of mysteries, don't like British stories or wit.

Also This is a show that I have highly been anticipating ever since it anno... Read more Read less

97
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious
May 25th, 2022

See it if you love ambitious new works, edgy new musicals, shows that deal with socio, political, religious, and racial dynamics among others.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, strong language, adult content, adult subject matter, modern story telling and shows.

Also Fresh off its run at Playwrights Horizons, the Pulitzer Prize winner f... Read more Read less

80
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Absorbing, Confusing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting
May 25th, 2022

See it if Great dramas about WWII, particularly about the lead up to the Holocaust, appreciate a well written drama, like a good story.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy shows, shows that can be a little confusing, shows that may still be in the works, or off-Broadway shows.

Also This was a great way to kick of my viewing of 59E59's VOLT series. The... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Clever, Overrated, Funny
May 25th, 2022

See it if You like the comedy of Billy Crystal, appreciate great character actors, like shows that entertain but don't challenge or make you think

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, don't like to pay expensive prices for decent Broadway theatre, simple but funny entertainment.

Also This show was probably the biggest disappointment of the 21-22 Broadwa... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
April 26th, 2022

See it if you like Shakespeare, want to see a new take on a classic work, like ambitious works, enjoy intense dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like reinterpretations of classic works, don't like violence and blood, don't like special effects, don't like shakespeare

Also This really was a very interesting interpretations of Shakespeare's Ma... Read more Read less

95
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing
April 26th, 2022

See it if You love well performed drama, like iconic works, deep and controversial topics, a powerful timely story.

Don't see it if You you don't like shows about sexual assault and pedofilia, heavy dramas, don't like plays, intense shows.

Also What an incredible show! I am so, so glad that I finally got to see th... Read more Read less

72
The Patsy
Lower E Side
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful
April 26th, 2022

See it if You like fun stories from yesteryear, enjoy one man shows, like off-off-Broadway shows

Don't see it if You don't like less polished shows, off-off Broadway Shows, stories from the 1920s, or one man shows.

Also This was an interesting show for me. One man presents an entire play h... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Clever
April 26th, 2022

See it if you are a true fan of the theatre, like a quick witted show, like shows about ambition, enjoyed the cult classic, indie film Camp.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about aspiring people, don't like off-Broadway shows, don't like "drama among friends" shows.

Also This was a show that took me a second to warm up to at first, but once... Read more Read less

100
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing
April 26th, 2022

See it if you want to be moved by the shear power of musical theatre, love historical shows, want to see brilliant dancing and characters.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, accents, historical shows, intense shows, dramas.

Also This is one of the best shows of the season. I'm not sure exactly what... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Wish You Were Here
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting
April 26th, 2022

See it if you like off-Broadway shows, like political dramas, love a well written, well performed show, like a good historical show.

Don't see it if You don't like smaller theatres/shows, don't like shows that deal with female anatomy, war, or strong language.

Also This is a very wonderful well written show that explores the idea of f... Read more Read less

85
Riveting, Great staging, Enchanting, Ambitious
April 26th, 2022

See it if You want to see brilliant movement, hear equally brilliant stories, witness raw and beautiful storytelling of/by performers of color.

Don't see it if You don't like higher art shows, shows that challenge you or make you think, shows focused on people of color, movement based shows.

Also This is a beautiful and brilliant show, that is needed and wanted on B... Read more Read less