Anton Ergo

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male
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Reviews (46)
80
Fun, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you're a Sondheim fan and would like to hear his songs sung by a group of talented young singers, without microphones and up close.

Don't see it if you're not a Sondheim fan or require elaborate staging to accompany the music.

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Amusing

See it if you enjoy magic with a variety of props..

Don't see it if you expect a bunny to emerge from a top hat...

75
The Rainmaker
East Village
Entertaining, Dated, Great acting

See it if you would enjoy a well crafted, well acted throwback show but with gender types that are a little musty.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are as up to date as Kansas City.

65
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Slow, Predictable, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of Melissa Gilbert. Her evolution is entirely predictable and the ending is a little pat.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one person shows or require high production values.

70
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're a fan of Sondheim's music. You can see this show up close and with unmiked performers.

Don't see it if You need high production values and elaborate staging.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Campy, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you're open to any and all kinds of Austen interpretations.

Don't see it if you're expecting a production on par with Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility. It was a little too campy for my taste.

45
During previews
Confusing, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Edgy

See it if you're open to any and all kinds of interpretations of Shakespeare. I found it incoherent (literally!) with no overall vision.

Don't see it if you prize Shakepeare's language and prefer your Bard straight up.

80
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are desperate to see a small scale musical that still packs a comedic punch with clever lyrics.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate silliness and entertaining trifles.

55
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you're a fan of Diane Lane. the show was basically a star vehicle.

Don't see it if you're expecting new insights into the play.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if a well staged performance of this challenging play

Don't see it if the themes are upsetting to you.

72
During previews
Great staging, Intelligent, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy conventional family dramas. the first part of the show was a little superfluous but the play gets better toward the end.

Don't see it if you're expecting an edgy play.

70
Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Original, Unconventional

See it if you enjoy modern takes on Shakespeare

Don't see it if you dislike gender bending interpretations

78
Great acting, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like seeing star vehicles. the main reason to see this is the performance of gillian anderson.

Don't see it if you've seen prior versions of the play. there are no new revelations in this production.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you went to Tiffany's and couldn't find a perfect jewel of a musical.

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone and don't like ice cream.

75
Songbird
Midtown E
Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Original

See it if you want a little taste of country in the big city.

Don't see it if you don't like country music in any way, shape or form.

75
Henry IV
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Imaginative, Original, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you like smart theater and you love Shakespeare

Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare traditional or have a fear of prisons.

60
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Gloomy, Slow, Romantic, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you're a fan of Keira Knightley.

Don't see it if you're an incurable romantic and don't want to be cured.

70
On The Town
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Good dancing, Energetic, Great staging

See it if you enjoy good singing and dancing and are curious to see Misty Copeland in a non-balletic role.

Don't see it if you don't like a cliched version of New York.

75
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if you enjoy smart writing, good acting in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you don't do well with uncertainty.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you're a fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein done superbly and/or Kelli O'Hara.

Don't see it if Yul Brynner will always be your king.

70
Skylight
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic, Intense, Interesting

See it if you enjoy strong writing performed by terrific actors.

Don't see it if you've had your fill of intellectual romances.

65
Honeymoon in Vegas
Midtown W
Overrated, Bland, Disappointing, Insipid, Banal

See it if you're a fan of the movie and/or Tony Danza.

Don't see it if you dislike paint-by-the-numbers productions.

70
Constellations
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You're looking for a twist on boy meets girl.

Don't see it if You prefer your romance straight up.

75
Slow, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you're a fan of Horton Foote's work.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces. The play takes place in the 1950's and reflects the predominant attitudes of the time.

78
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Dated, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you would enjoy a combination of politics and romance

Don't see it if class conflict is not your cup of earl grey tea...

75
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Spare

See it if you've never seen S&S...play bears the hallmarks of a Tennessee Williams play.

Don't see it if you require elaborate production values...it's all about the play here.

70
During previews
Later Life
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Dated

See it if you're a fan of AR Gurney. It's of a specific time and place within Gurney's universe but still entertaining.

Don't see it if you're expecting profound insights and don't enjoy light romantic comedies.

70
Slow, Quirky, Relevant, Original, Ambitious

See it if you like musicals off the beaten path which take you in a different direction.

Don't see it if you prefer splashy shows with elaborate production values.

80
The Box Show
Gramercy
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Imaginative

See it if you enjoy outside the box theater. Some sketches work better than others but overall a worthwhile evening. She's very versatile (literally).

Don't see it if you prefer shows with elaborate production values, large casts, etc.

77
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Risque, Energetic

See it if you want to see a spirited performance that touches on the highlights of her career.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of cabaret or pasties.

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy taking your Shakespeare with a dash of music and the John Doyle treatment.

Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare classically presented.

65
The Humans
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Good acting

See it if you want to see a well acted play about family dysfunction

Don't see it if you're expecting to find original insight into a familiar theme

70
Intense, Slow, Ambitious, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see professional actors hard at work, but the show didn't move me.

Don't see it if you're expecting an innovative approach to a classic.

75
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Engaging

See it if you want to see an admirable performance by Carrie Coons

Don't see it if the main character did not evolve and there wasn't a lot of dramatic tension in the show.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Ordinary, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you have a chance to see Jessie Mueller. She outshines the material.

Don't see it if you would prefer not to see half-baked musicals.

65
American Psycho
Midtown W
Original, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you seek out shows which try to break conventions.

Don't see it if you're put off by violence and narcissism.

77
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you've never seen this classic show.

Don't see it if the director took some liberties with the original staging so that may put some off but that's a quibble.

75
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows about politics and the monarchy.

Don't see it if you think the idea of a royal family in the 21st century is rubbish.

88
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see an imaginative take on American history. what hasn't been said about the show?

Don't see it if you can't abide by rap music or have conservative taste in musicals.

65
Love and Money
Midtown W
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Familiar, Improbable, Intelligent

See it if the issue of class distinction resonates and you like the work of A.R. Gurney

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep examination of love or money.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're in the mood for madcap plots and the bundle of energy known as Kristin Chenoweth.

Don't see it if you prefer flying to taking trains.

65
Permission
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Offbeat, Cliched

See it if you're interested in a quirky take on relationships.

Don't see it if improbable plots don't do it for you.

70
Great staging, Entertaining, Overrated, Romantic, Clever

See it if you enjoy shows with a heavy dance element.

Don't see it if you think the pairing of romance and Paris is slightly cliched by now.

50
Fish in the Dark
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you must see anything Larry David is in.

Don't see it if you have an aversion to self-indulgent displays of ego and dated humor. The show wasn't nearly as clever as Curb Your Enthusiasm.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Resonant, Nostalgic

See it if You enjoy the music of Carole King.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional musical with a book and original score rather than a revue.

75
Abigail’s Party
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Cliched, Dated, Funny

See it if You're a fan of Mike Leigh's work

Don't see it if You didn't dig the 70's.