Anthony 8338

New York City

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Reviews (27)
60
Insipid, Banal, Cliched, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you have kids who are patient and you REALLY like Disney; and inventive puppetry.

Don't see it if an inventive staging of a decent story with serviceable music.

Also I'm not the biggest fan of the movie, but there were so many missed op... Read more Read less

97
Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if a classic style musical that leaps off the stage and into your heart.

Don't see it if you don't have a penchant for a classic style musical.

Also What is there not to say??? People should run to see it so they can I ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Masterful, Intense, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love Audra and Michael Shannon and want to see these smart actors in a different light

Don't see it if you have a short attention span; you've gotta be in for the long haul.

Also Some superb start turns by two smart, superb actors - I agree with a f... Read more Read less

40
Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like Tina Fey's writing and the movie.

Don't see it if you have a pulse - don't waste your money on flat performances, a bland storyline, frenetic choreography and overwrought video walls for set

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if strong female roles that play both sides of the feminist coin.

Don't see it if can't sit thru a long musical with a rowdy audience, mostly made up of tourists.

Also I'll admit - I waited 15 years to see Wicked and was surprised at how ... Read more Read less

70
All My Sons
Midtown W
Slow, Resonant, Intense, Dated

See it if you want to see Annette Benning onstage.

Don't see it if you're looking for a reinterpretation of this Miller classic.

Also It was a very by the number production that really didn't have anythin... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if a light musical comedy in the most traditional sense is what you're in the mood for. Santino is a force to be reckoned with, for certain.

Don't see it if want to see Tootsie the movie onstage; the reworked story throws fans of the movie for a loop.

64
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Somewhat touching

See it if some great scenework from seasoned actors and a simple but touching story of loss and coping.

Don't see it if didn't like Next to Normal. Or if you're looking for a big splashy musical - this ain't that.

Also I wanted to like this way more than I did - such a good pedigree, but ... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Must see, Resonant

See it if creative interpretation of a classic musical that illuminates its heart and soul. Skybell's Tevye is a master class in acting

Don't see it if Don't like Fiddler.

40
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Cool puppetry

See it if you want to see some amazing puppetry...and pretty projections...and interesting but completely out of place choreography.

Don't see it if a good night of theater. Music awful; performances barely passable; book...what book?

Also The spectacle of this show and the engineering of the puppetry is what... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Intense, Romantic

See it if you're looking for an out-of-the-box broadway experience - i.e. theater as it's meant to be seen and stories told. Absolutely stunning.

Don't see it if you only want big blockbuster fluff. This is a small, intimate, personal story that requires your undivided attention-let it wash over you.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Epic, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you want to captivated and moved by epic storytelling and riveting scenery and performances.

Don't see it if you don't want to feel. Seriously, see it before it leaves NYC - I can't imagine how they will tour this extremely special production.

85
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Resonant, Relevant

See it if for its innovated design and story telling. The integration of the modern vernacular and classic musical theater is riveting.

Don't see it if if you have to pay exorbitant pricing for it - I still don't think it's worth all that much.

80
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Quirky, Touching

See it if you want to experience this nostalgic slice of gay life pre-AIDS crisis. Touching and funny with whiffs of relevancy for a modern audience.

Don't see it if don't like Michael Urie...he is chewing that scenery for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

75
Relevant, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if new drama excites you with unexpected twists.

Don't see it if you can't sit for 2.25 hours and be lectured (especially in the middle part)

90
Must see, Intense, Ambitious

See it if willing to divorce yourself from what you expect of Oklahoma and see it thru fresh eyes.

Don't see it if want a traditional interpretation of a chestnut.

Also It's a fascinating piece - my first time back since St. Ann's and the ... Read more Read less

70
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if masters of their craft acting their faces off.

Don't see it if looking for a new or enlightened view on our current state of affairs.

Also Lithgow, Metcaffe, and the others up there are doing their best with w... Read more Read less

90
Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Clever

See it if good dirty fun in a big ball of nasty fluff.

Don't see it if you have a sensitive soul. This is no-holds-bar naughtiness at it's best.

70
Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you love traditional, interpretations of these old chestnuts, love the Porter score, and wanna see Corbin hoof his feet off in style.

Don't see it if looking for an inventive or thought-provoking battle of the sexes musical with mind-blowing dancing and singing. This ain't it.

Also Oh how the #metoo movement has destroyed the classic American musical.... Read more Read less

75
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Great singing, Dated, Ambitious

See it if you crave theater with a historical reason to exist and Tony Yazbek and Sally Ann Tripplett tickle your tweeter; and hear singers SING!

Don't see it if want an evening of thought-provoking theater or purposeful narrative. Doyle's direction is the same one-trick pony again and again.

84
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you have a love of the absurd and thought-provoking, and love it told thru some good ole bawdy humor with meaning that can hit home.

Don't see it if you have delicate sensibilities or don't welcome a bit of an intellectual challenge.

Also A cursory knowledge of Titus will help and yes, it's a lot of fart and... Read more Read less

75
Enchanting, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if you love Laura Benanti and Danny Burstein; well sung and staged beautifully and Hadden-Paton really humanizes Higgins.

Don't see it if don't like MFL - it's not earth shattering and it's basically two "confirmed bachelors" playing dress up with a pretty doll. LOL

90
During previews
Clever, Resonant, Great orchestrations

See it if you enjoy re-imagining Sondheim classics; inventive staging and orchestrations; complicated relationships and why they become that way.

Don't see it if you can't divorce yourself from the original structure and sound.

Also This is not your father's Merrily for certain. Gemignani's orchestrati... Read more Read less

40
Apologia
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if if you like Stockard - she's not bad with mediocre material.

Don't see it if you're looking for a thought-provoking evening or an examination of a real family drama. Just no forward motion and trite writing.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky, Masterful

See it if the brilliant stagecraft and story telling designs. The acting has some high points but the stagecraft is the star #keepthesecrets

Don't see it if you're expecting the ninth Harry Potter movie installment.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to see a masterfully handled storytelling to illuminate the human heart and spirit.

Don't see it if you're a heartless cold individual. It is by far one of the best musicals of the last decade...better than that Hamil-what thing...I think.

60
Cliched, Banal, Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if a light and frothy evening with some fun, if forgettable, songs and dance are what you're in the mood for.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with depth. It coats the situation with a glossy veneer with moments of brilliance trying to break thru.