AngryGreg1979

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  The only thing I like more than theatre is horror movies. I know my stuff. I know how to separate 'I liked it' from 'It's good'. And I can always back myself up. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (167)
87
During previews
Sincere, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining
March 11th, 2020

See it if You want a heartwarming fun uplifting show in these times of insanity. Rob is at his peak. It’s the Hairspray of this time in history.

Don't see it if cliched stereotypes of secondary characters are things you can’t overlook (the campy gay couple,etc). The ‘updating’ falls flat in that area

84
During previews
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see, Relevant
March 5th, 2020

See it if You like Tracy Letts plays in general. one of those pieces that isn’t necessarily enjoyable but it completely necessary. Especially now.

Don't see it if You don’t like to work watching a show.

91
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing
March 3rd, 2020

See it if Most people know if they want to see this or not, I thought I wouldn’t. So here is what I would tell me ‘see it if you loved Altar Boyz’

Don't see it if There’s no place in this theater for a conservative audience (and in my opinion there isn’t any place in theater period for them anymore)

10
During previews
Boring, Overrated, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal
February 24th, 2020

See it if You like that music. They sound great. But. Not for me. At all.

Don't see it if I mean. I don’t know why people like it. I actually dozed off and the only thing i remember is a line ‘why are you wasting your time here’

87
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Relatable, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting
January 7th, 2020

See it if the actors are all great. Alexander is a national treasure. Deals with relationship issues without taking itself ‘too’ seriously.

Don't see it if You only see a few things each season. There’s better out there and it was great, but not ‘memorable’ per se.

99
Must see, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious
December 25th, 2019

See it if It’s just damn good theater. One of those things that reminds me why live theater will never die.

Don't see it if You can’t deal with nudity and explicit sexual content. Anything else that you don’t like means it’s doing it’s job.

Also It wasn’t nearly as jarring or controversial as hype made me believe. ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Ambitious, Relevant, Intense, Great new choreography, Must see
December 13th, 2019

See it if You MUST see this interpretation of Gee Officer Krupke even if you hate everything else. You think revivals should strive to reinterpret.

Don't see it if You ONLY want to see exactly what you know - just rent the movie. But also to reiterate - you MUST see this version of krupke.

Also The rumors they are rolling back the new choreo are upsetting - it was... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Funny, Slow, Clever, Dated
December 11th, 2019

See it if You are already a fan of the show, or of Christine Sanjous - she was stellar. It’s always good to hear the songs from this underrated show

Don't see it if hard to follow if you don’t know the material - updates to modernize it and make Nick a woman were ambitious and needed but incomplete.

95
Inspiring, Great lighting, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting
December 3rd, 2019

See it if You have a heart. This even turned my inner Scrooge into a happy dude after a rough pre show evening. Surprising and a different version.

Don't see it if You are there only for the ghosts. This version is much more about Scrooge’s journey than most. It took a second to get past that for me.

90
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing
November 29th, 2019

See it if You enjoy seeing theater that tries to tell stories in different ways. This show was simultaneously completely relatable and foreign.

Don't see it if You don’t like to think at the theater. You like straightforward storytelling.

69
Disappointing, Dated, Great acting, Slow, Great staging
November 27th, 2019

See it if you really like Dinklage or Jenner - they're both great. The director continues to have a great visual vocabulary.

Don't see it if You're hoping for anything new or relevant in Cyrano. The music doesn't add anything other than time.

95
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Enchanting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing
November 26th, 2019

See it if You like the movie or similar films (Blinded by Light, etc). I'd be surprised if this didn't win a ton of awards and get a broadway xfer

Don't see it if You don't like 80s themed music. You don't like british style theater/cinema. You like big production value and standard musical choreo.

77
Cliched, Cute, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny
November 24th, 2019

See it if It was a cute night out. I remember very little of the film but still enjoyed it.

Don't see it if It definitely is a bit raunchy. So. If an abundance of low brow humor is a turn off it may not be for you.

64
Cliched, Dated, Great acting, Overrated, Slow
November 21st, 2019

See it if All three actors are quite good, and perhaps close up where you would really feel their performances the play would have more life.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate pregnant pauses. My feeling was that every time they wanted to communicate subtext, they were directed to be silent.

79
During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Score based on the 50% of the show i could follow, Terrible auidence, Great singing
November 6th, 2019

See it if You are able to tune out the audience around you or don’t care if you can’t hear dialogue. The sequences that soared really soared.

Don't see it if You are easily distracted and can’t afford to buy five rows for yourself. You want to see a concert (don’t ruin it for the rest of us)

Also I have no idea how to score this show. It was like I bought tickets to... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see
October 30th, 2019

See it if You want a thought provoking if sometimes difficult to navigate evening. I’ll probably lose sleep over this one.

Don't see it if You want flawless theater. The charm of this is the flaws and how live theater can always change.

78
Cliched, Great acting, Dated, Funny, Entertaining
October 27th, 2019

See it if You like the franchise in general. Aline Mayagoitia was a special standout. You’ve seen all the shows currently running.

Don't see it if You prefer the nastier predecessors - this outing was a bit tame. You’re not up to date on broadway- the funniest bits really need reference

78
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great writing, Great acting
October 12th, 2019

See it if You like the rest of Tracy Letts’s cannon. This is tamer than his other material but just as solid.

Don't see it if Onstage sex is a trigger (it’s masterfully done). It didn’t have quite a strong catharsis as compared to his other plays.

100
During previews
Must see, Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting
October 8th, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of Adam Rapp and/or Mary Louise Parker. You like plays that leave you thinking and wondering after. You appreciate theatercraft

Don't see it if You want something upbeat and fun. If you’re into ‘ah-ha moments as this leaves the audience with more questions than answers.

Also This includes one of the best and immensely understated set/lighting d... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
October 5th, 2019

See it if It’s 100% the best overall production of Little Shop I’ve seen and I’ve seen MANY. The Urchins are incredible. Borle predictably steals it

Don't see it if I mean if you already decided you hate it because you’d rather go to Pasadena, go 🤷🏻‍♂️ (Nothing against Pasadena)

Also I gave it a 95 cuz I’d have liked a little more from the finale. ... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Quirky, Great writing, Funny
October 4th, 2019

See it if You enjoy shows in the vein of little shop, toxic avenger, etc. it’s paving it’s way to a well deserved spot in that lineup.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy dark comedy. Most of the biggest laughs are a bit guilty. It’s also clear the material still needs some work.

Also I can’t wait to see what this can evolve to in future incarnations. ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow, Overrated, Great acting
October 1st, 2019

See it if You like gay plays and aids plays and plays where privileged people complain about their lives. Or it’s a free ticket

Don't see it if You have had enough of gay plays about hiv. I don’t see what this had to offer that was new at all. I’d see part two if it was free.

84
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing
September 29th, 2019

See it if The singing is fantastic. The choreography is fantastic. Realizing he started this in 2005 is fantastic.

Don't see it if the material was dark and the attempt at hope in the darkness didn’t really land. Great theatricality but I’m not sure what I took away.

79
Refreshing, Quirky, Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining
September 27th, 2019

See it if You’d enjoy a modern mashup of Rocky Horror, Pippin, and god knows what. When it soars it truly soars

Don't see it if But just as much of it is incomprehensible (just like rocky horror so haha). It’s also loud. And sweaty. So choose your own adventure.

58
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Cliched, Banal, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing
September 26th, 2019

See it if You’re over fifty and white?

Don't see it if It just felt so caricatures and backpatting. Just not my thing.

86
Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing
September 17th, 2019

See it if You want to see two actors working their craft with solid material. I don’t tend to like 1 person shows but still enjoyed this.

Don't see it if You only like fun theater. If certain topics trigger you, do your research before getting a ticket.

95
Ambitious, Profound, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing
August 10th, 2019

See it if You want to see just how much can be done with a musical without altering the text.

Don't see it if You want the original show. Very little of that remains.

Also This may be the first time we’ve REALLY had a deconstructionist reviva... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Great singing
August 5th, 2019

See it if you know and love all the music and wouldn't mind paying for a ticket just to hear things with your eyes closed

Don't see it if you care at all about plot or presentation. some of the worst choreography I've ever seen and nothing made sense.

Also I LOVE We Will Rock You, so this isn't just about me wanting 'good the... Read more Read less

92
Great staging, Great dancing, Great singing
July 30th, 2019

See it if You like the movie. You don’t mind pure entertainment. You want to see the best act two opener in broadway history.

Don't see it if You don’t like the movie. You want a carbon copy of the movie. The entire rearmezz is essentially partial view - heads up!

Also I actually liked it WAY more in Boston. There were a few things they c... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining
July 29th, 2019

See it if You are a fan of the potterverse.

Don't see it if You aren’t a Harry Potter fan.

Also It could be a tad shorter. And it was hard balancing the darker parts ... Read more Read less

73
In the Green
Upper W Side
Different, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing
July 27th, 2019

See it if You want to see something that musically feels new and different with great talent. I didn’t like it but am glad I saw it.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained or see a traditional musical. at least it is different and not just pretending to be <cough hadestown cough>

83
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
July 18th, 2019

See it if It was a fun direct approach to broaching topics of marginalization and the timelessness of it. If that’s your thing! Its worth a visit!

Don't see it if You don’t like to be confronted with racism / sexism / etc. while this great (and historical) - other theatrical pieces have done it better

65
Great lighting, Great dancing, Great costumes, Confusing, Great singing
July 17th, 2019

See it if You love Cher. you want to see a really great tango number that she has nothing to do with. You want to see a drag show without drag queens

Don't see it if I don’t love Cher, and I liked her less leaving than I did going in. It all was very entitled and self indulgent. But good for its target.

92
During previews
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Clever
July 3rd, 2019

See it if You know Chekhov very well and have enough of an appreciation for it but find it tiresome, this is a hilarious take - he’s probably like it

Don't see it if This is NOT for everyone - tons of people left, but if it is for you you will LIVE for it. I know I did.

95
Resonant, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great singing
July 2nd, 2019

See it if It does everything right Jersey Boys did wrong. I mean I even liked the use of the turntable. And I never like those.

Don't see it if You don’t like that style of music, but that should be obvious 🤷🏻‍♂️

70
Burn This
Midtown W
Irrelevant, Overrated, Cliched, Slow, Great acting
June 27th, 2019

See it if You already like the play - it’s a well done version of it. Brandon Uranowitz especially shines. Some great lighting design too.

Don't see it if It’s just not a play I like, I just never saw the point. Confused why Adam Driver does the ENTIRE thing facing upstage though.

89
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny, Clever
June 23rd, 2019

See it if You want a nice light evening out. It was a hoot. Great date night or friends night.

Don't see it if You’ve never done online dating, you definitely need the frame of reference to truly enjoy it.

70
Unnecessary, Confusing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing
June 15th, 2019

See it if It’s worth seeing just for Metcalf and Lithgow, and an underappreciated Orth. The script is solid and Hnath continues to be a great talent.

Don't see it if You always want your theater cathartic. The play just didn’t seem to have anything new/relevant to say. Maybe this just wasn’t ‘it’s time’

100
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Must see
June 13th, 2019

See it if This had all the elements of things I normal can’t stand, and it was perfect and everyone should go! Almost everyone.

Don't see it if I mean. There’s only a handful of people on this planet that shouldn’t and you can name them.

71
Shakespeare, Long, Confusing, Slow, Great acting
June 5th, 2019

See it if You like Shakespeare. Ruth Wilson was great. And the signing was great. But not worth three and a half hours.

Don't see it if You don’t like Shakespeare. It didn’t have much to offer if you don’t. Also the Philip glass Music was distracting at best and excruciating

90
During previews
Refreshing, Resonant, Must see, Relevant, Great singing
June 2nd, 2019

See it if You want to see some of the best of the best in musicals telling a lovely story. Has some chinks in act two, but I sense a transfer!

Don't see it if You find the topic of racism distasteful, especially when tackled in the context of previous time periods.

Also Sacyon needs to win awards. ... Read more Read less

41
God of Marz
Midtown W
Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Cliched, Confusing
June 1st, 2019

See it if I mean. Some of it was funny.

Don't see it if I mean. Most of it was just random.

60
Banal, Irrelevant, Slow, Dated, Great dancing
May 30th, 2019

See it if Three good dance numbers in a 2 1/2 show make it worth seeing. You think Kelli can do no wrong (sorry. She. Is. Not. Funny.)

Don't see it if You don’t think the highlight of act one should be Tom dick and Harry while the low point is I Hate Men. If you have anything else to see.

Also Surprisingly Corbin was amazing. I wish i could have seen the few good... Read more Read less

91
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Edgy, Must see, Riveting, Ambitious, Great staging
May 25th, 2019

See it if You like deconstruction of Shakespeare OR if you’re a horror genre fan - so many clever homages throughout. Lady macBeth was STELLAR

Don't see it if If you just can’t abide Shakespeare at all. If you can’t abide anything being altered about Shakespeare

84
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing
May 22nd, 2019

See it if This is the highest score I’ve given a musical with a terrible score, but the lyrics, script, acting, and staging make it really worthwhile

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate humor that is simultaneously on the nose and borderline offensive in the current climate

79
During previews
Resonant, Cliched, Slow, Dated, Great acting
May 16th, 2019

See it if You want to see A good play performed well (and I’m not usually a big fan of them).

Don't see it if You can’t relate to something written in another era. Many will call this ‘problematic’ when it wasn’t at the time.

95
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Groundbreaking, Must see, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing
May 12th, 2019

See it if Dave Malloy has outdone himself with this piece. It’s so smart and challenging and powerful that it’s worth seeing even if you don’t like it

Don't see it if You get upset at having a mirror held up to yourself. If you don’t like his previous work (but you still should)

85
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
May 10th, 2019

See it if REALLY solid production of the show with a few surprises and potentially the best hinckley/fromme pairing I’ve seen.

Don't see it if You don’t like the show.

77
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Niche, Panto, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining
May 4th, 2019

See it if You enjoy British panto style humor. The actor/writers are both very good and deserve an audience that would enjoy this as much as i did.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a dark show or American style comedy. The roots of this are very much in British panto and for a very niche audience.

52
Repetitive, Great singing, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing
May 2nd, 2019

See it if You get the album and like the music. This just wasn’t for me.

Don't see it if You don’t like things with turntable stages and a thousand reprises. This just wasn’t for me.