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New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (67)
79
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a lovely performance by Santino Fontana along with other hilarious performance. There is a clever, clever book.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a light-weight musical or have an entertaining night on Broadway.

75
Missed-opportunity, Indulgent, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love everything Sondheim, as I do.

Don't see it if you are expecting terrific acting and singing. The cast was a big let down as was the cheesy staging

76
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you want to see Bryan Cranston in a tour de force performance with clever and relevant staging.

Don't see it if you are not a Bryan Cranston fan. The writing is great the other actors so-so.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see an amazing ensemble in a riveting play

Don't see it if you don't want to see a long play or have trouble with accents.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant, Wonderful

See it if You want to see a legendary musical that stands the test of time

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

90
Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Relevant

See it if you love the music, story and a look at one of the all-time great Broadway Musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like enchantment, beauty and wonderful acting and singing

55
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if If you have to see anything Idina Menzel is in. Or if you like stereotypes on stage.

Don't see it if You don't want to see direction that makes everyone on stage a characature.

80
Travesties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like a madcap, fast-paced play that's beautifully acted

Don't see it if you don't like a play with breakneck speed that's partly absurdist

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Good acting, Intense

See it if you want to support plays that embrace actors with challenges

Don't see it if you are expecting something new...a bit heavy handed in revealing the denouement.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if if you want to have 7.5 hours fly by while watching wonderful actors in an amazing production of a really important play.

Don't see it if you're dead or have no feelings.

75
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a really good first act and a disappointing second act

Don't see it if historic pieces bore you

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Clever

See it if you want to see another stellar Mark Rylance performance. You like countertenors. You want to be transported to another time and place.

Don't see it if You don't like costume dramas. You don't like Mark Rylance.

70
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if If you want to be slightly surprised by another politically, sexually motivated drama.

Don't see it if You don't like Uma Thurman or anything political.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like John Leguzamo, one man shows, thought provoking and funny

Don't see it if You’re looking for a bland show or musical

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a masterful, original sequel to a masterful Ibsen play. Thought provoking and absorbing.

Don't see it if you want to see fluff, musical or don't want to think.

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You can beg, borrow or steal a ticket. You love Bette Midler You love old fashioned musicals You want 3 hours of blissful entertainment

Don't see it if You don't like a good time. You hate musicals, you don't like Bette Midlet

70
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see and hear two Broadway Divas go at it.

Don't see it if if you aren't going for the two stars or if you want to see anything meaningful or important.

Also A shame - a kernel of a really good idea turned into fluff. This could... Read more Read less

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Insipid

See it if You need to see everything David Byrne is involved in. You can wait till a really good last half hour.

Don't see it if you don't want to waste 1 1/2 hours.

76
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You like small, quirky musicals or charming adaptations of a favorite movie. Also if you like a well-blended cast.

Don't see it if you want to see something serious or of major importance. this is fluff and charm

75
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if you love everything August Wilson has written. You want to see a strong ensemble cast

Don't see it if you don't like intense drama.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant

See it if you have ever been or know someone who was an outsider...or if you want to see how Social Media can be corrupted in a click

Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged by 21st technology overplayed with age old issues.

90
Absorbing, Masterful, Great staging, Clever, Great singing

See it if You like to see immersive theatre and want to see Josh Groban outshine himself.

Don't see it if you can't follow complicated Russian family plots and family trees. You want to see an ordinary Broadway musical

95
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to see a perfect cast in a revival of a wonderful musical/quasi opera.

Don't see it if you are anti-semitic or homophobic.

85
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see Mary Louise Parker act Mary Louise Parker but a charming and poignant MLP. Both Actors terrific.

Don't see it if you don't like whimsy, or older younger relationships

65
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to see Liev Schreiber on stage or if you've never seen the play before.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see great chemistry between the actors or want to see an edgy production.

80
All My Sons
Midtown W
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see real drama that builds to an electric climax, with wonderful acting

Don't see it if you are looking for a light-weight evening in the theatre

66
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Cliched, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Glenda Jackson in a tour de force.

Don't see it if You can’t stand American actors who can’t do Shakespeare’s cadence and bring meaning to the words. Most of the cast was not great ... but it

Also Cast was not great but it was early into previews

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see a theatrical translation of the book that's engrossing, masterful, emotional and filled with great acting.

Don't see it if you don't want to be confronted with the harsh reality of racism, no matter how artfully presented

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if you want to see Elaine May in top form

Don't see it if you don't want to face the realities of aging.

75
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Quirky, Good acting / great acting from stockard channing

See it if You love Stockard Channing's acting

Don't see it if if you want to see a totally original show about the price of activism.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see how a 50 year old play can be up-to-date.

Don't see it if you don't like gay-themed plays or don't want to see terrific actors acting stereotypes.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to see tour de force performances by 3 masters of the stage who perform beautiful language

Don't see it if you're into juke box musicals or are afraid of confrontation

55
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want the minutes to go by like hours...watching uneven acting on a bad set.

Don't see it if you saw Tribes Off Broadway or don't need a nap.

78
Great singing, Great staging, Wonderful music, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a legendary musical with a great score.

Don't see it if you want to see a contemporary musical.

78
Delightful, Refreshing, Intelligent, Sweet, Entertaining

See it if You liked the show Once and like the sweet, lovely aspects of the show.

Don't see it if you are hard-hearted and don't want to see a lovely show.

68
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you love the histrionics of John Lithgow and stories

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows

76
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you can grab a ticket before it ends this Sunday and want to be surprised by Amy Schumer

Don't see it if absurdist comedies aren't your thing

60
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Insipid

See it if You like Julie Taylor doing her superficial thing

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a wonderful play trivialized with all the layers taken away

65
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Banal, Indulgent

See it if you want to see Jeanine Garofalo act There are some decent performances but they can't rise above the molasses- slow direction

Don't see it if you want to see a fast paced or edgy production. Good actors wasted

80
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Unexpected

See it if you want to see a relationship play the involves unexpected casting. The casting of actors with physical challenges adds to the reality.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluff-filled evening

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You want to see Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney in an American classic You are a fan of great acting and/or Lillian Hellman

Don't see it if You don't want a thought provoking dramatic experience

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you love Sondheim, you want to see wonderful performances in a wonderful production.

Don't see it if you don't like a magical evening

75
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant, Star vehicle

See it if you want to see a riveting performance that eclipses all the others and you don't mind seen-song-y music.

Don't see it if you don't like Glenn Close

70
Linda
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Relevant, Banal, Indulgent

See it if You want to be beat over the head about the treatment of women of all ages and all stages of their lives.

Don't see it if you are expecting profound insights to a woman's life

85
The Present
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see great acting in a slightly unconventional play

Don't see it if you don't like Australian accents

75
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a talented cast in an accapella musical about life and loves in NYC

Don't see it if you want a big band musical or want to see a storyline that's totally unique.

69
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Banal

See it if you are a "Baby Boomer" who kids asks for too much

Don't see it if a "Milennial" disappointed in your life.

20
Slow, Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal

See it if You've never seen anything on the stage before

Don't see it if You don t want to see a train wreck

75
The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an historic play that is still relevant today. And want to see a jam-packed star cast.

Don't see it if you think the media & political issues of today aren't the same as in the past. A huge cast in a lengthy production is too much.

40
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you can't get tickets for Hamilton but want to hear some rap

Don't see it if you like good writing and good acting