B-T-L

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Long time theater lover and theater professional.
Reviews (143)
45
Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if Someone gives you a free ticket. Honestly, this is just not worth your time

Don't see it if You are looking for an in depth joyful musical about Judy Garlands early life

Also Where do I begin. Great performances for Karen Mason and Max Von Essen... Read more Read less

69
Make Believe
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to support live theater and like the work of Playwright flavor of the moment Bess Wohl.

Don't see it if You are looking for something that has a deep emotional connection and any kind of subtleties.

Also I read the reviews and again I have to wonder what they saw! This is n... Read more Read less

79
Great set, Quirky, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like the movie and want to hear pop songs

Don't see it if You are looking for a strong script and stand out performance

Also So is it fun... yes, is it a spectacle... yes, is it a Broadway show..... Read more Read less

60
Indulgent, Edgy, Funny, Clever, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of Nathan Lane no matter what he does and want a laugh

Don't see it if You are offended by penises (fake) and death

Also Oh Taylor Mac. I adore his work, edgy, creative, strange... but not on... Read more Read less

78
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You’re looking for a show based on a movie with a drag queen

Don't see it if If you are looking for music that you will remember

Also Yet another mediocre musical hits Broadway. The script is funny. By fa... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like jazz music and are looking for a fun somewhat interactive show that tells one of the stories about the beginning of jazz music

Don't see it if You want a traditional theater experience

Also Pipeline does great theater. They do shows that would not “fit” in a t... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want some lackluster cabaret in ur life.

Don't see it if You’re looking for accurate information on the lgbt experience and decent realistic character development.

Also Just cardboard characters obviously written by someone young. This is ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Overrated, Clever, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a modern take on a classic story

Don't see it if You are looking for linear storytelling or hummable songs

Also I loved this show when it was at NYTW. It was quirky and edgy feel tha... Read more Read less

66
Superhero
Midtown W
Weak storyline, Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to support off broadway and Kate Baldwin but beware it’s just not great

Don't see it if Your looking for something thought Provoking or well scripted

Also I was hoping for something really good. Kate Baldwin is great. She is ... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Funny

See it if You are a Judy Garland fan

Don't see it if You don’t know who JG is as this is a salute show done by a great impersonator.

Also Peter Mac rocks! His Judy is really spot on. How nice to see the great... Read more Read less

91
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant

See it if you like political drama/comedy done by one of our great actors

Don't see it if you would rather see something "light" with no point of view

Also This was an experience of what Broadway plays should and can be. Brian... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Cher!

See it if You are a fan of Cher and just want to have a fun night out at the theater.

Don't see it if You are looking for deep emotional storytelling

Also This was actually a fun night out. They did this one right. Good music... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Magical

See it if Your a Potter fan or not. This is a magical well crafted show that transports you as all good theater does

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of fantasy stories

Also I am a medium Potter fan. Read the books, saw the movies... but that r... Read more Read less

10
Dated, Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You can ignore old stereotypes and u want to see a dated musical experience

Don't see it if Your a human being that doesn’t want to support hateful prejudice stereotypes or you are looking for a thoughtful modern take on the subject

Also Where do I start... forgettable songs, poor scripting, and some of the... Read more Read less

28
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You want to waste your money

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that has any saving graces!

Also This is just awful. Why? That’s what i asked over and over. I took a n... Read more Read less

36
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if U can get a discount tkt and love Donna Summer

Don't see it if You are looking for an honest story or a decent script.

Also This is nothing more than a bad concert with some silly stories in bet... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a classic piece of musical theater done well with a great cast and a modern twist

Don't see it if You are looking for a pop music driven piece of theater full of angst and millennial complaining! LOL

Also This is one of my favorites when it comes to musical theater, and how ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You are looking for a new musical that deals with modern day issues (this tries at least)

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that takes a hard look at prejudice and hate

Also This show tries but keeps skirting the issue. Good performances do the... Read more Read less

81
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, So-so, Ok acting

See it if You want to see some Movie stars try to stage act or a fan of playwright Kenneth Lonergan

Don't see it if You are looking for a strong fully realized script or strong Broadway actors

Also This play was better than I expected! Funny, poignant and certainly to... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky, Gay

See it if you want a laugh and like 1 man shows with lots of gay references

Don't see it if your not an LGBT fan or have any knowledge of LGBT style. Stay away if not a fan of a 1 man show

Also I waited to see this until now and saw the replacement actor Jeff Hill... Read more Read less

84
Folk Wandering
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You like new works by upcoming artists done by a wonderful newer non profit theater group

Don't see it if You are looking for fully developed commercial type of musicals.

Also Pipeline is that little company that could. They have continually brou... Read more Read less

78
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You cant get tkts to any of the bigger hits and can get a discount tkt

Don't see it if You are looking for something really moving and fresh

Also Have to say right off...I was not a fan of the original and wondered w... Read more Read less

72
Party Face
Midtown W
Cliched, Quirky, Slow, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of Haley Mills and looking for something off beat and a bit of a stretch for her

Don't see it if You are looking for something that moves you emotionally or is a new way of story telling

Also This show is nothing really new. Woman gets jilted, has a breakdown, d... Read more Read less

90
Brigadoon
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you love classic musical theater done in a way to hear those original scores played like they should be with A+ actors!

Don't see it if You want modern pop style musicals.

Also This was exquisite. The musicals at City Center are beautifully done w... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Funny, Great writing

See it if You have never seen this classic LGBT period piece, written at a time when Harvey Fierstein was edgy and present day.

Don't see it if you are looking for a modern look at LGBT family relationships

Also This is a play I do love. This version has been cut down quit a bit, (... Read more Read less

70
Resonant, Indulgent, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see these actors do great monologues

Don't see it if You are looking for linear storytelling

Also These are both great actors doing good work but why is it on Broadway.... Read more Read less

84
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like The Temptations and Motown music

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of the Motown song book and want a real story

Also This is an example of a juke box musical that actually works. Unlike t... Read more Read less

72
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You want to see how they updated this so so musical from the 70’s

Don't see it if You are looking for something original or exciting

Also This updated version of the so so 70’s musical feels more like a gala ... Read more Read less

83
In the Closet
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You want a look inside the LGBTQ experience

Don't see it if You want a large production or don’t care about LGBTQ people

Also There is some great acting here. Better than what you see many times i... Read more Read less

79
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Dated, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the city center productions which brings back the Broadway orchestrations of yesteryear.

Don't see it if You want something modern

Also I didn’t know this show. I do enjoy the City Center way of bringing th... Read more Read less

57
Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You are a true fan of the music

Don't see it if You are looking for a well written script and lyrics. This should have stayed off Broadway... bigger is NOT better

Also I read all the hype... how millions of downloads were happening, how r... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Raunchy, Insipid, Excruciating, Dizzying, Banal

See it if You can get a highly discounted ticket

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical that has any subtlety

Also Spongebob meets Adams Family in this terrible musical. My expectations... Read more Read less

70
Looks cheap, Funny, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You are a big fan of this show and want to see it again although it isn’t the best revival.

Don't see it if You want a modern musical done well.

Also First let me say, this is one of my favorite musicals. Unfortunately, ... Read more Read less

76
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow, Resonant, Confusing

See it if You want to hear Yiddish and especially if you love Fiddler

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of watching subtitles which constantly take you “out” of the show.

Also First of all, you do not have to be Jewish to enjoy this Yiddish versi... Read more Read less

80
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Classic musical theater

See it if You like the City Center style of presenting musicals and want to experience the music played as it was originally written

Don't see it if You are looking for something modern and non traditional.

Also I love the City Center musicals. Hearing these older shows played as t... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You r a Carol King fan and want a well told biography featuring great music sung by great singers

Don't see it if You not a fan of this type of musical or Carol King music, although you may be surprised by what she wrote in the early years!

Also Yes, I waited years to see this because I honestly wasn’t a huge fan o... Read more Read less

75
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Boring ensemble cast

See it if You want to take the kids to a Broadway show or want to see one yourself

Don't see it if You are looking for edgy modern theater

Also I put off seeing this for years. It’s an expensive show, but when you ... Read more Read less

97
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to experience a show that changed how Broadway does shows.. perfection

Don't see it if Is not an option!

Also What can I say about this show that hasn’t been said. This cast is ste... Read more Read less

24
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Amazing puppet

See it if You want to see King Kong brought to life through puppetry and don’t mind sitting through the worst show on Broadway

Don't see it if You want a script or music that makes sense.

Also I gave this a 24 because Kong is about 24% of this terrible production... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a new take on a classic piece of musical theater. Emersive staging, great directing and Hot Chile!

Don't see it if You don’t like modern, rethought takes on classic shows.

Also This was wonderful St Ann’s takes chances. Even when it doesn’t work o... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Great singing, Fun

See it if you love the music sung by great singers in a juke box musical

Don't see it if you are looking for a story on any level

Also I like this show, saw the original, this could be great but continuall... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Cliched, Dated, Great dancing, Poor casting

See it if You enjoy the classic musical theater shows and love long dance numbers performed by amazing dancers

Don't see it if You are looking to be transported or thrilled by a fresh new production

Also I was looking forward to seeing Jesse Mueller back on Broadway, unfort... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the Charles Busch take on old movies with funny twists and over the top double takes

Don't see it if You are looking for serious theater

Also First of all I adore Charles Busch and these plays he writes and perfo... Read more Read less

83
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of the Disney Broadway outings and especially if you and your kids like the Movie version

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Disney either on Broadway or the movies

Also (SPOILER ALERT) ...... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you have never seen a live performance of this amazingly well written and engaging story of LGBT and political history

Don't see it if you don't want to see some of the finest writing that won a Pulitzer.

Also Some of the finest writing ever produced. Everyone should see this. Bu... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Your a “parrot head” and think bad Broadway writing is what you want to spend an evening listening to while sipping a 20 dollar margarita

Don't see it if You looking for a fun smart jukeboxe Musical that’s a real fun party.

Also Why oh why is this on Broadway. A terrible script that seems written b... Read more Read less

77
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if If you like English broad comedy with a slap stick quality.

Don't see it if You are looking for a more intellectual comedy style.

Also I finally saw this and wasn’t disappointed. I enjoy the English style ... Read more Read less

72
Funny, Confusing, Cliched, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are looking for a "don't think about it too deeply" type of musical which may not make complete sense

Don't see it if you are looking for something fresh and new

Also I know this is "in development", that is why it is playing in DC befor... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if you have a 5 year old and want to spend a ton of money of crappy candy at intermission

Don't see it if you are looking something even mildly entertaining

Also I love the TV show. SB and his friends have heart and are funny. This ... Read more Read less

73
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you want to see "experimental theater" and something out of the box

Don't see it if you are looking for linear story telling and don't like thick English accents

Also This is a very ambitious show. If you know the original movie and book... Read more Read less