Arthur E

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (88)
80
During previews
Sanctuary City
West Village
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in how young people's lives were affected by our immigration laws

Don't see it if You are put off by a non linear first act that requires you to figure out was is going on

85
During previews
Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy an ensemble cast performing at a very high level with great results. A new and different kind of musical theater

Don't see it if You are expecting a juke box musical of Bob Dylan hit songs

85
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want to see how musicals should be done today. Clever dialogue, great dancing, high energy and a good story

Don't see it if Loud music and teenage anxiety annoy you.

85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Harry Connick Jr., jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Cole Porter, & good singing from a talented performer

Don't see it if You are looking for a story, something new about Cole Porter, a light show with fireworks or anything but pure entertainment

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear the stories behind our homeless population and the system that is failing them, using the sound and flow of street talk

Don't see it if You cannot handle a play that is a little too long & a rehashing of some familiar stories

95
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Masterful, Epic, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the best show you will likely see in the next few years.A great ensemble staging of an intelligent well written work.

Don't see it if You cannot sit through two 3 hour plus separate parts. You are offended by frontal nudity.

81
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Clever

See it if You are over 50 and enjoy clever, witty , intelligent play writing

Don't see it if You are offended about nudity and sex.

75
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see two great actors at the top of their game

Don't see it if You expect to see anything worthy of their talent

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
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
For a previous production
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

85
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to laugh & are tired of seeing depressing shows. Very relevant for an older, mature audience

Don't see it if You are under thirty, it may not hit home

78
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want a pleasant evening with a family who are living in the shadow of the immigration crisis

Don't see it if You expect earth shattering revelations or great writing

69
During previews
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You absolutely love Laura Linney, because otherwise there is no reason to see this show. It is like listening to a boring audiobook,

Don't see it if You are going because of the rave reviews from London, because it certainly doesn't deserve them

75
During previews
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the works of Tony Award composer Maury Yeston & enjoy seeing young talented singers perform

Don't see it if You are looking for anything more than a pleasant experience

80
Seared
Midtown W
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy food, and dining out. The stage is a restaurant kitchen & you are in the center of the activity

Don't see it if You don't like shouting and yelling for most of the play

90
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intelligent, well written, dramas with outstanding performances

Don't see it if You are put off by intellectual, philosophical dialogue

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Dated, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a comedy by Tennessee Williams, especially if like myself you never thought he could do that. The second act was great

Don't see it if You expect great theater

76
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if A refresher course in the history of the US from 1965-1968. Well done but a little too educational. Well acted by Brian Cox and a very large

Don't see it if You are not interested in the history of our country.

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