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Port Chester | 50-64 | Male
About:  734 Broadway show performances attended and counting...
Reviews (98)
80
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Good ensemble

See it if you can let yourself go and just enjoy a well written and crafted farce, done in verse. No great messages or meaning just good fun.

Don't see it if need something more than light enjoyable ball of fluff evening. You aren't up to paying attention to follow the proceedings. Its complicated

Also If you've seen and enjoyed other David Ives' adaptations. I can't thin... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Funny, Energetic

See it if you are a fan of the movie and Tina Faye. Show is fun and funny, a highly committed energetic cast. Propelled along by Nicholaw direction.

Don't see it if if you need something more than fluffy. This tries to be more than it ends up. Score is forgettable, but serviceable.

Also This show is like a musical on cocaine. Written skillfully enough with... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Inspired

See it if u want to hear 1 of Ahrens & Flaherty best scores woven into a pleasant story told with creative staging by talented cast. Light-hearted fun

Don't see it if you’re not a “musical person” or into “Fairy Tale” storylines. We get the clichés, children tale, gods and star-crossed lovers.

Also Big news here is the staging. We enter a Caribbean beach village reple... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you would, foremost, like an acting masterclass. Crudup mesmerizing. Odd story of self fluidity, What if u aren't who you're supposed to be

Don't see it if you don't like 1 man show, need intricate sets or staging. While no nudity, content is highly sexual.

Also Start with an incredible performance. Crudup plays somewhere around 11... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Splashy

See it if you know who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Have a kid to bring with you. Are looking to see your ticket price on the stage.

Don't see it if you need something other than flash in a show. Have no interest in cartoonish characters (besides the fact they are cartoons).

Also Note: Early in previews.... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Missed opportunity

See it if You did not see the original. 2 very good central performances. Interested in seeing a real truth is stranger than fiction story.

Don't see it if You have fond memories of the original production, script and performances. Are expecting some inspired concept from Taymor. Warning: Nudity

Also There are two very good central performance from Owen and Ha, although... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Violent, Interesting

See it if You’re interested in a dystopian view of the world. Nicely choreographed staging. Performances are first rate with a strong central actor.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the movie. There is excessive violence, not too graphically depicted. Heavy English accents make it hard to understand

Also Clockwork on stage holds to the book and movie themes, but doesn’t add... Read more Read less

60
Banal, Great singing, Dull

See it if You are a fan of the stars. There is some great singing happening in a fair to middling show.

Don't see it if you want a transporting musical. This didn't have character development, maybe because the main character don't meet till end.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you have fond memories of Zero Mostel. He lived in interesting times and was an interesting person.

Don't see it if you have no idea who Zero was or care.

Also Zero lived through interesting times, including Mccarthyism. His stori... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy, Fun

See it if you enjoy farcical, punny, slapsticky humor. Think Marx Brothers. Wonderful cast. Well done spoof about greed and corruption.

Don't see it if you don't find slapstick and puns funny. Or can't accept over-the-top performances.

Also Let’s face it, we’re not talking high-minded theater here. But what we... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy Guare's writing done very well. A bit dated but still relevant serious fun. Janney and Hickey are great with strong support.

Don't see it if do not want to deal with class and race issues.Told with great humor we are asked to think about things Be aware of full frontal male nudity

Also If you saw the original, this may not make you for get that production... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great ensemble acting

See it if you want to see a wonderfully written, beautifully staged and masterfully acted piece of theater. Deals with censorship and human relations.

Don't see it if you are looking for a story of happier events. This is a heavy story that deals with controversial and unhappy and tough historical events.

Also What a beautifully written and staged show, with one of the best ensem... Read more Read less

59
Confusing, Disappointing, Raunchy

See it if you like Ruhl's plays. Not really my thing. The play explores love and relationships in various permutations and can be thought provoking

Don't see it if can not handle dealing with sex and sexuality. There is brief nudity. An orgy is loosely depicted. As for the play, it's a bit convoluted.

Also Marisa Tomei and Lena Hall are giving very good performances in a prob... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Farce, slapstick, Fun

See it if you enjoy strong farce. Pratfalls, spit-takes, door slams galore. Very well stage silly fluff. This is typical farce taken to new heights.

Don't see it if slapstick isn't your idea of funny. Think 3 Stooges on steroids.

Also I've never really been a big fan of slapstick humor, just not my thing... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Well acted, Uneven

See it if you want to see a new imagining of a classic play or if you have never seen GM before. Most of the performances are very good.

Don't see it if you have fond memories of prior productions. If you’ve seen Glass Menagerie before, I’d skip this one.

Also This GM did not make me forget past ones. This one is different. Works... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you’re not adverse to seeing a play told in verse. Able playwright, cast and crew makes an old story seem fresh and new.

Don't see it if farce is not your thing, the forced plot will have a familiar ring. And then for some, even worse, the thing is totally told all in verse

Also So may varied plays written by David Ives, it’s clear that for diversi... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Dark, black comedy, Great acting

See it if If you're a fan of McDonagh's dark sometimes violent comedy. Truly great work between the two leads. Dialogue is melodious and so natural.

Don't see it if you don't like violence on stage, not as violent as some other work, but it's there. If you saw the original, this was a bit less satisfying

Also Be aware there are thick Irish accents and it takes a little while to ... Read more Read less

70
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if there's a place in your heart for 1960's Long Island. Some fun familiarity (remember Jan's). Graff/Holston and Wood doing good work..

Don't see it if You're easily bored by banal story telling. Not close to Greenberg's better work, Take Me Out or Assembled Parties. But better than his last

92
Absorbing, Great performance, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy engaging topical theater pieces. Smith is a master at inhabiting her characters.If you're interested in this provocative topic.

Don't see it if you're want a story driven play. Based on today's hard headlines and is built on actual conversations and interviews. Don't like solo shows

Also Smith is a brilliant performer and master of pulling together actual w... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Good score, Delightful, Enchanting, Sweet

See it if you're a fan of Yazbek's scores, won't disappoint. Want to experience a touching show about human connection. Not big and brassy, sweet.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lively big musical or a full fledged story line.

Also I saw the show early in previews Off-Broadway and now again on Broadwa... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like a musicals that's a bit different. It's about non-traditional families. Great performances by the cast. Well staged

Don't see it if you can't get past the stigma of a "dated" show. Don't like sung-through shows. Don't care for music you won't leave the theater humming.

Also A comment about "dated" materials. A criticism that see often applied ... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you want to feel good about human nature. People coming together to pull goodness out of disaster. Enjoyable new score done by a good cast

Don't see it if you are looking for something more deep. While enjoyable and entertaining, we don't really learn much about the characters we're watching

Also Based on DC production

75
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Stand-up

See it if You are a fan of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. Want a night that's primarily highly polished stand-up comedy. No teeth, but funny.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway show experience. You want an evening that's any more than fluffy funny comedy routine. This is funny but slight.

75
Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of Mueller, she's great, strong supporting cast. Also a first rate score. To be fair, women in aud seemed more engrossed.

Don't see it if you want to hear song lyrics. This show has one of the worst sound designs I've encountered. This show prob has more appeal for a female aud

75
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Intelligent

See it if you liked Payne's Constellations. Ambitious play about the mind and memory and ourselves. Fascinating but ultimately a bit confusing.

Don't see it if you're not going to pay attention. This play requires constant attention The actors change characters and time within seconds. Not light fun

70
Great writing, Disappointing, Poorly directed, Thought-provoking

See it if you are anxious to see Danzel or if you want to see any production of this amazing play. The play is a masterpiece.

Don't see it if you're looking for a definitive version of Iceman. Can't sit for 4 hours without focusing purely on the dialogue. Need light entertainment

Also I have nothing with which to compare this. My first exposure to Iceman... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Funny, Clever, Great ensemble

See it if you enjoy a well written and acted play. A look into human interaction; choice, trust, truth and what is ethical under what circumstance.

Don't see it if you want a show with Captain America style action. This is dialogue driven with 4 standout performance.

Also This is really beautiful ensemble acting. Everyone comes out looking g... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested what was behind 80’s market scandals. Beautifully staged and well-acted. If you enjoyed the Big Short or Madoff stories.

Don't see it if Money manipulation is of no interest. If you don’t want to concentrate hard to follow the dense dialogue and plot with supporting concepts.

Also Set in the 1980’s this play is, unfortunately, very relevant today. Th... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Classic, Revisit

See it if you have any interest in seeing classic golden age musicals done as they are rarely done. New cast is still great and production first rate

Don't see it if you just hate musicals. Even if they're done amazingly well.

Also Revisited, Bernadette and the rest of the new cast are terrific All yo... Read more Read less

92
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fun

See it if you are looking for a delightful evening of good entertainment. Good cast, fun music and funny script makes this great entertainment.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big musical or if your're not in the mood for fun fluff. But you're missing out.

Also What a terrific fun romp. I was not in the mood to be out and entertai... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great revival, Relevant

See it if you want a first rate comic drama. Some great performances. Urie and Ruehl are worth seeing in anything, especially something so satisfying

Don't see it if Gay themed plays are not entertaining. If you don’t want to tarnish your memories of the original production.

Also This play was ahead of its time. The gay protagonist’s search for love... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great staging

See it if you want to see something with a heart. By the end, the transition of the characters seems heartfelt. Great staging effects (chase scene).

Don't see it if you didn't think the movie made any sense or wasn't funny. It's not the best show ever, but fun, funny, clever and entertaining.

Also Andy Karl is giving a terrific, funny, energetic performance (he alway... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Absorbing, Disturbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if can handle a dark, intense and disturbing view of a (all to familiar) dystonian world. Excellent performances, Birney, Wilde, Sturridge.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that is decidedly happy. Warnings: bright lights, violence blood, gunshots, torture and loud noise.

Also Okay, this show is NOT for the casual theater goer out for a fun night... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a thoughtful, beautifully acted play. While being surprisingly very funny, DH2 gives you a lot to consider.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a talky show. Not much of a set and not much action.

Also Very thoughtful play written about various relationships. Nora, of A D... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to see a new play which still need to be worked on. Maybe mothers and daughters will find more in this play than others.

Don't see it if you want to see something that comes across like a work in progress. It is very cliched writing and poorly performed.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Magic

See it if you are a fan of magic and mentalism. Brown is a very entertaining performer with a very clever portfolio of tricks. Highly entertaining.

Don't see it if you are not into a magic show. Brown's tricks are done with aplomb and great staging, but likely you've seen them or something like them.

55
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Vanity piece

See it if you're a fan of GrooveLily's electro-violinist Valerie Vigoda. And enjoy quirky plays. There is some fun staging.

Don't see it if you can't get past the ridiculous premise of the play. Or can''t enjoy what feels like a musician's vanity play.

Also Full disclosure: Audience around me seemed in enjoy this much more tha... Read more Read less

83
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if want to see Noel Coward done by a cast that does it well. Kline is perfect for the part. Fun light comedy bordering on farce.

Don't see it if British drawing room comedy is not to your liking.

Also What we have here is Noel Coward done so well by a first rate cast. Th... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Ambitious, Riveting

See it if you are an ST fan, a must see. Singing is astounding. Setting puts you in the middle of the story. Meat pies were good too.

Don't see it if happy musicals are more your fare; it is dark and gruesome. You need sets, local is suggested. May also not be the best ST for a 1st timer.

Also Full disclosure:I am a huge fan of Sweeney Todd. Consider it to be one... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you have patience to sit through a thoughtful, slow presentation of a spiritual crisis which occurs during the progression of mundane life.

Don't see it if you need a clear active story. Cromer's direction is purposefully slow which lends to the heaviness of the play. Quieter than Lett's others

Also Reed Birney gives a masterful performance in a play that may not be fo... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if even if, you've seen this before. This may be the the most enjoyable production I've seen. Not a bad intro to the show. Very clever.

Don't see it if you're just not a fan of the show or looking a big production.

Also Caught the touring company of the Fiasco Ttheater's Into The Woods at ... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Ambitious, Inique

See it if you are looking for something completely different. Have a sense of adventure and interest in something unique. Have comfortable shoes!

Don't see it if you need linear story or dialogue. don't like immersive shows can't move quickly or climb many stairs.. Uncomfortable in very dim lightiing

Also This is not your typical show in any way shape or form. Wandering the ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great ensemble, Intelligent

See it if you want to see one of A. Wilson's best plays. Great ensemble cast. Beautifully written absorbing show with first class production.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment. While often funny, this is not a comedy.

Also Review based on very early preview. While each of August Wilson's play... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you're a fan of Alton. Food science, music and Alton's brand of humor. This is a traveling food science show. Informative and fun.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a storybook show. Don't expect Broadway. You really need to want to see Alton do his thing.

Also If you're a fan of Good Eats, Alton mentioned that 2017 is going to be... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you can be entertained by the quirkiness of a show.If you can focus on the good and ignore the rest. Great set. With A few good performances

Don't see it if you need a cohesive story that doesn't have major holes. Felt like a very good armature production. It is in dire need of better direction.

Also Full disclosure: This is based on a very early preview and things coul... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie. It is well done and there are some very good performances. Also, cleverly staged.

Don't see it if you're happy with the movie. There is nothing really new to say in this version. This actually made me want to go home a rerun the movie.

Also Jason Sudeikis is giving a really nice performance in the Robin Willia... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can watch an evening of uncomfortable economic realities. People struggling with all too real situation playing out in the US. Gripping.

Don't see it if you are looking for light fare. Sweat can leave you uncomfortable and depressed. It's brutal but worth the stress.

97
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want evening of absorbing, intellegent theater. Oslo is written smartly and has a great ensemble cast. Relevant as when it took place

Don't see it if you can't handle a 3 hour play. The time flies by, but it is 3 hours.

90
Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want a show with humor and emotion. Done with a minimal amount of dialog the characters connect and communicate. Enjoyable throughout.

Don't see it if you need something flashy and quick moving. This is a small show which is directed beautifully.

75
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you want to see amazing tap dancing. Some of the best choreography on Broadway. Also has great singing and lighting. Overall entertaining.

Don't see it if you're looking for some great writing. The book is truly lacking, a bit too frenetic and not as interesting as the story would seem.