Arthur E

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (72)
79
Fairview
Brooklyn
Edgy, Dizzying, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to have to think about what you saw

Don't see it if you are not into something different than what you are use to seeing

78
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Funny, Clever

See it if You want to be entertained for 90 minutes by a very good ensemble

Don't see it if You are expecting greatness in the writing or cohesiveness of the plot

80
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy seeing and hearing one of the best Motown groups do their thing & doing it very well

Don't see it if You are expecting anything earth shattering or different. By the way the seats were the most uncomfortable I have ever sat on

90
The Lehman Trilogy
Upper E Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see this year's most Tony nominated show. Far and away the best show of the year

Don't see it if You don't enjoy historical drama or sitting for over 3 hours

79
Superhero
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy smaller scale musicals with interesting stories

Don't see it if You are looking for spectacle and flash

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Fiddler on the Roof. One of the best productions of it I've ever seen

Don't see it if Reading subtitles annoys you

85
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want an immersive experience about a topic (immigration) that concerns us all. The staging is fantastic.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to experience "immersive" theater

82
During previews
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if . A family drama with conflicts of religion, traditions and how our past shapes our future

Don't see it if You do not enjoy thought provoking dramas

68
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Insipid

See it if You enjoy seeing an actress in her prime close up(small venue)

Don't see it if You expect to see an interesting play

95
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You've never heard of Bruce Springsteen, but enjoy seeing a superstar give a poignant recollection of his life and song

Don't see it if There is no reason not too

79
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great staging

See it if You can't sit through a real opera and want an abreviated (Reader's Digest) version

Don't see it if You are looking for great lyrics to Bizet's music

84
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy seeing interesting characters in an intelligent, well written play

Don't see it if You are looking to go home without thinking about the meaning of the play

85
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You or your family came to the US from eastern Europe and you enjoy Klezmer music and a tear jerking story

Don't see it if You are expecting a full orchestra and sing along songs

85
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy thought provoking theater with a very well acting ensemble

Don't see it if You enjoy fluff

69
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You think you couldn't write better lyrics yourself, but you would be wrong

Don't see it if You can find anything else to do

69
Banal, Disappointing

See it if you want to support The Women's Project

Don't see it if You want to see good theater

79
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy very well staged, fast paced, high energy, extremely well directed ensemble works.

Don't see it if You are looking for something profound or expect something as good as Akhtar's Muslim orientated plays

68
Confusing, Overrated

See it if You enjoy interactive theater, where people jump in your face

Don't see it if You love Sondheim lyrics and what to hear them, the acoustics are awful

69
Overrated

See it if You enjoy interactive theater, and can tolerate such a bizarre premise

Don't see it if You enjoy good Sondheim

90
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You have children or grandchildren and want to take them to see something worthwhile not idiotic

Don't see it if You can't see and believe like young children do

80
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see far and away the best performance by an actor in a play this year -Kevin Kline.

Don't see it if You want to be challenged or you can't abide farce.

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a show That is funny, clever, and well staged

Don't see it if You prefer the musical score over the book

72
Clever, Intelligent

See it if Love Stephen Sondheim and haven't seen it before

Don't see it if You saw Bernadette Peters play the role better and loved the staging of the original production

87
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intelligent, witty adult entertainment. Very well staged, excellent acting, and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You cannot sit for 3 hours. Your definition of a thought provoking play is "Waitress"

84
During previews
Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy well written, well acted old style theater

Don't see it if You aren't prepared to think about what you see

75
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the work of new and upcoming playwrites

Don't see it if If you are unwilling to think and complete the unexplained in the play

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You miss what theater once was, great writing, great acting with something to go home and think about

Don't see it if you are looking for 90 minutes with no intermission & pure fluff

83
During previews
Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a deconstructed, minimalist version of a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show, beautifully done

Don't see it if You want to see a lavish over the top production of a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show

75
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy watching a mix of stream of consciousness, poetry and performance art, written by an up and coming author

Don't see it if You don't have the patience to sit through any of the above

82
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You wish to see a superb French actress at her best Isabelle Huppert

Don't see it if If you are looking for a straight forward play that you don't have to think about

68
During previews
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You love Sondheim & want to say you've seen his every show

Don't see it if You expect great theater, great talent or a great production

69
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You feel you need a primer 101 course in race relations

Don't see it if You expect anything new or different

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You wish to see the best ensemble cast ever. Over 3 hours that fly by while you are absorbed in each character and every line.

Don't see it if You enjoy the light fluff that passes for drama in today's theater

79
During previews
Days to Come
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy theater the way it use to be. A play that you want to talk about after. Excellent scenic design.

Don't see it if You really don't enjoy true theater.

82
Delightful, Great staging

See it if You can take your daughter or granddaughter. The look on their face is worth the price of the ticket

Don't see it if You are an adult and plan to go without children. My rating is for children only

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to have a chance to enjoy Jeremy Irons & Leslie Manville together. Theater as it ought to be and once was. A great venue at BAM.

Don't see it if Cannot sit for 3 1/2 hours.

79
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if Musicals with some meaning and want to see a future star Gizel Jimenez

Don't see it if You are looking for fluff

79
queens
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy new topics that provoke thought

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative about the same old thing

80
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy interesting stories about families focusing on teenagers and social media

Don't see it if You are expecting a life changing show

48
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if Absolutely no reason. The only reason there is no intermission is to prevent people from leaving

Don't see it if You enjoy good theater

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You want to see the best performances of any show this year

Don't see it if You can't handle foul language

75
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy old fashioned theater with interesting concepts

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces with ensemble performances

75
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing

See it if You love musicals and enjoy a review. Bryonha Marie Parham is spectactular

Don't see it if You are looking for something new or want to learn anything about Harold Prince

95
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You love great theater. The best play of this season. Dominique Morisseau is the next Pulitzer Prize winner.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see and enjoy. You will say Wow!

76
Daughters of the Mock
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to see young talent

Don't see it if you expect a polished production

70
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Clever, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You hate Donald Trump, but enjoy theater with some thought provoking aspects

Don't see it if You don't believe in Liberal left wing paranoia.Might have been better as a letter to the editor of the NY Times than a play

49
Significant Other
Midtown W
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You want to be annoyed

Don't see it if You can think of something else to do

90
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy theater the way it is suppose to me, intelligent writing, good story and well acted.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy period pieces, actual characters with good stories

79
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great staging

See it if You love the movie. Worth the price of admission to see Glenn Close perform "As if we never said Goodbye"

Don't see it if You don't love the movie

69
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Confusing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if great staging is your thing

Don't see it if you are looking for deep and provoking meaning