AnonDMG

Astoria | 18-24 | Male
About:  Student and lover of good theatre!
Reviews (26)
75
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Masterful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You’re a McDonough fan that would like to spend the evening indulging in a comedic & thoughtful play about England’s 2nd best hangman.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see an absolutely epic hanging live on stage. Also, at times the pace seemed a bit off but it’s still in previews.

90
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see two brilliant actors in a play about elderly divorce! I took my grandparents and we all loved it!

Don't see it if You’re looking to take some older relatives to the show. A tad uncomfortable, but nonetheless fantastic!

89
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re someone who will appreciate brilliant directing, sound design, and especially lighting.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span. The first 30 minutes have very little dialogue, but an engaged audience member will find it to be stellar!

Also I was mesmerized by the technical aspect of this show. The show create... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Resonant, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to watch tour de force performer Mary Louise Parker in an excellent play about her relationship with a talented young student.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of plays that have a lot of narration. Much of the plot is narrated.

85
Romantic, Quirky, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You’re a young theatre-goer that would enjoy an interactive comedy about the chaotic world of online dating.

Don't see it if You have no perspective on the cliches of online dating.

75
From A to Double D
West Village
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You’re a woman who has suffered from insecurity in the past, or a man who wants to know more about what it’s like to be a woman growing up.

Don't see it if I suppose if you’re a men’s rights activist you may find it a bit insipid.

Also The play stars a charismatic young woman named Devon (Marisa Jones) wh... Read more Read less

25
Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You have a friend in the cast. Or you are a genius that’s going to try and figure out what the show is even about for the rest of us.

Don't see it if You’d like a navigable play that makes sense. Or would be offended by some unannounced nudity.

Also If you’re coming on a Show Score Member Night, be cautious as they ini... Read more Read less

90
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in the aftermath story of a cop who couldn’t bring himself to enter a school where a shooting was happening.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a play about gun violence and dead children.

Also Part of what made this play brilliant was that it wasn’t about our cur... Read more Read less

40
Amateur, Strange, Confusing

See it if You know someone in the cast. Or you see every Shakespeare performance in the city. Or you’re a talent scout searching for young actors.

Don't see it if You’re expecting traditional Shakespeare.

Also The show feels like something you may see at a college. Young actors w... Read more Read less

65
The Listening Room
West Village
Great fight choreography, Great sound design, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You’re interested in watching an ambitious group of young actors take stage in a dystopian thriller.

Don't see it if You won’t be able to get past a rather disorganized and sometimes confusing script.

Also Sound design was very good. The fight choreography was fun to watch al... Read more Read less

10
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You’re a militant fan of Tennessee Williams. And perhaps if you had an old Italian grandmother and can easily make sense of a strong accent.

Don't see it if You’d like to understand the play. Very hard to hear. The play was also just.... very boring. Such low energy.

80
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You’d like to see a show about how the human experience that is both thoughtful, funny, and entertaining.

Don't see it if You’re not willing to think outside the box a bit. The plot isn’t linear. It doesn’t follow a single Chris, but multiple variations.

90
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You’re interested in a solo show that will (oddly enough) keep you on the edge of your seat in stitches laughing with some great twists!

Don't see it if You hate solo shows and like to receive exactly what you signed up for. Certainly not a traditional night of theatre.

Also It’s almost impossible to explain why I loved the show without giving ... Read more Read less

80
Coal Country
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound

See it if You’d like a glimpse into the challenging lives of coal miners, and then what happens following a disaster within the mine.

Don't see it if You’re militantly anti-union? Certainly many pro-union politics within the show, but they rightfully earn their spotlight.

90
The Shadow Box
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re interested in a thoughtful show about how humans deal with the reality of death in their final days.

Don't see it if Death is too traumatic of a subject. But then again, that may be a reason you should see it...

Also Excellent performances! Especially from the actors that play Mark and ... Read more Read less

70
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Insipid, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to watch a play about Ireland’s 8th amendment banning abortions, and the romantic relationship between two people that... disagree!

Don't see it if You don’t like shows that are narrated with monologues, or have trouble understanding Irish dialects. Also, if you’re pro-life.

Also Unlike most, this play gets better as it goes. It begins with simple a... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Overrated, Great acting

See it if You’d like to see yet another play about dementia and old age. Or are a fan of the actors and would like to see them perform on Broadway.

Don't see it if You saw the Waverly Gallery last year: a much better show about old age, with more developed characters.

80
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Historical, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in a history play about the life and times of LBJ. Willingness to sit for three hours and enjoy a live action documentary.

Don't see it if You can’t endure long shows, or have no interest in history or LBJ.

75
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Great stage combat, Raunchy, Funny

See it if You’d like a funny play about siblings that sold their soul to some clueless demons. Also, if you’re under the age of 30.

Don't see it if Gratuitous male nudity is a no. Not for the faint of heart.

Also I really enjoyed this show. Great to see young comedy writers putting ... Read more Read less

80
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Visually aesthetic, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You’d like to see an extremely versatile actor play numerous characters while lit by an immaculate series of projections.

Don't see it if Stories about death and the state of consciousness during comatose is too anxiety inducing for you.

75
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You’ve never seen Oklahoma. I saw it with my class and those who were unfamiliar with the show (myself included) were much more fond of it.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with the house lights staying on. The audience can be very distracting.

80
Touching, Funny, Delightful

See it if You’d like to see Len Cariou pour his heart into a humorous and heartfelt role. His joy for performing was evident and lovely.

Don't see it if You’re not Interested in a show about old age, and aren’t familiar with either actor.

Also Len Cariou appeared to be having a tremendous amount of fun on stage, ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Masterful, Profound, Must see, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of Lucas Hnath and want to see a ghost story written in his style.

Don't see it if You haven’t like Hnath’s other work, or dislike ghost stories. Also note that the house lights are on for most of the show.

Also I am biased in that I am a big fan of Lucas Hnath. I never know what t... Read more Read less

50
Long, Resonant, Overrated, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You’re interested in the sexual lives of interracial couples. Or want to see something designed to make you uncomfortable.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended by nudity, sexual themes, or rape play.

Also The show was way too long, much over two hours. I suspect an intermiss... Read more Read less

65
The Michaels
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Great writing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if If you’re intrigued by the life of a notorious modern dance choreographer who is stricken with cancer. Or if you’re a fan of film acting.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing. I have perfect hearing, but they whispered the entire show. Get the assisted hearing device.

Also Had to not been for the strange “naturalistic” whispering/film acting ... Read more Read less

69
FEAR
West Village
Confusing, Entertaining, Cliched, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to watch an interrogation play. You don’t mind too much about specifics, just want to enjoy a night of theatre w/ a linear plot.

Don't see it if You’re aggravated by minor plot holes. Also if you’re not willing to suspend your disbelief (can be difficult at times). Awkward script.