Benjamin 6134

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Love the theater. I can see drama's, dance, concerts or musicals and be completely fulfilled. There is nothing better than "live theater". NYC has so much to offer "off Broadway".
Reviews (138)
75
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Confusing, Funny, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if you want a play that pokes fun at the Upper Eastside wealth of NYC. It will make you feel good that they are messed up more then you.

Don't see it if a bit too long. you have to pay attention to subtext. Many sophisticated words used that you may not be familiar with so then your confused.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like MTC and their productions. They always presents compelling and interesting plays and Harry Townsend is no exception.

Don't see it if dealing with an aging parent and the time to move on from his home after his wife has died some years ago. Only two characters in the play.

Also Tony Award winner Len Cariou is compelling and dynamic in the role of ... Read more Read less

78
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like solid drama. Marisa Tomei is outstanding and that in its self is worth seeing

Don't see it if strong dramas where you have to get into the sole of the characters are not for you

80
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like dramas that have a level of humor. Great job of going back and forth in time.

Don't see it if if nudity and sexual asks offend you.

80
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Tony winner Jonathan Pryce & Eileen Atkins are stellar on stage. The plot allows you to second guess the time and meaning. A must see.

Don't see it if you need a story line that is straight forward and doesn't ask you to think very much. Also its underlining subject is death.

90
Delightful, Great writing, Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if this performance gives great insight to Poe's ability to wow you with a story. John Kevin Jones brings 3 great Poe stories to life.

Don't see it if If a one actor show is not for you. No bells and whistle just pure wonderful acting in a historic haunted house.

85
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if April Matthis give a dynamic performance as baseball player Toni Stone, the first woman to go pro in the all male Negro Leagues. A must see.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this play. Its a true story. Great acting.

82
Entertaining, Profound, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want to see two great stage actors perform believable roles. Laurie Metcalf & John Litgrow make it worth seeing.

Don't see it if if you think this is a puff piece about Hillery Clinton

79
Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if a raucous comedy with a underlined subject matter of tragedy fits your bill. Shakespeare meets French farce. Nathan Lane is a delight.

Don't see it if images of dead naked bodies are an issue. You don't like rhyme or Shakespeare style drama.

78
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you like the effort tat goes into a one person production. This show is like listing to one long monologue that is dine well.

Don't see it if you want more from a production. More actors, more story line and more action.

85
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like shows that keep you engaged and are about real life. 2 award winning British actors play the roles they had from Westend.

Don't see it if it is a bit long could cut 10mins. British actors and accents sometime hard to understand. Don't see if bio plays are your taste.

70
The White Devil
West Village
Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever

See it if off beat production of 1600's English theater.

Don't see it if If you only want to see a standard production

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the musician or the music. You will get insight to a wonderful writer/singer who had a profound effect through her music.

Don't see it if if you don't like bio-musicals. If not its well worth seeing.

78
God Said This
West Village
Clever, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to get involve with the characters. It makes you think and challenge your sensibility

Don't see it if If some religious overtone present a problem

85
During previews
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Aasif Mandvi tells a story of an Indian immigrant coming to US to work and live. One man show where he changes characters perfectly.

Don't see it if a one man show is not for you.

76
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you like British humor and acting. Takes place in England and center around the popular game of snooker.

Don't see it if if British humor and heavy British accents are not for you.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want a nice insight to this great man of musical theater.

Don't see it if If your not a fan of Berlin

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if the first time on Broadway the show was wonderful its equally as fun. Up beat and up lifting. Makes you want to sign and dance.

Don't see it if you need a musical with a stronger story and plot. You only want to see musicals on big Broadway stages. Although, this theater is big.

85
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Resonant

See it if its a real story told and acted out by the real person who wrote the play. Sharon Washington does an excellent job in this one women show

Don't see it if a one person show is not for your enjoyment.

74
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like plays on current topics. Its written by the same playwright who did Amy and the Orphans. The lead girl (12yrs old) is wonderful

Don't see it if watching a play on the shootings in the schools will trouble you.

82
Absorbing, Must see, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you like a unconventional musical play. Incorporates the Bands Visit nicely into the show. The message of the book is significant.

Don't see it if you want a typical music production and dynamic songs with big production numbers. This show is low key.

69
Cardinal
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if something a bit campy or silly is your cup of tea. Overall its a fun play that tries a little to hard

Don't see it if you are expecting something more grand. Funnier then it is.

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) in a one women show about her fight with cancer. Well written of course. Well staged.

Don't see it if it is a depressing show. Hard to recommend but it is well done.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like the full Broadway musical punch. Staging, singing, costumes and the music by Lauper make this a hit

Don't see it if if you might be fended by cross dressing.

80
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Resonant

See it if drama that pushes boundaries that bristle with chills and suspense. It has a Sam Shepard feel but with more subtleties. Well staged & acted

Don't see it if a deep under belly of relationships may haunt you. The start is a bit slow but the pace picks up nicely

72
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of the film and the 1960's. Its a trip down memory lane. Nice mix of spoken words and musical numbers. Creative staging

Don't see it if if you don't like smoking on stage and some nudity. Its not a traditional musical its more a play which was nice to see the blend

85
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if a pure classic musical. Its nice to see one where you have a large story or book centered around musical numbers.

Don't see it if if you want a show that is all music then this is not for you. At times it moves slow just like a play.

95
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Fiddler and want to see the real deal. It resonate deeper and further in Yiddish. The direction by Joel Gray is great.

Don't see it if if you don't like reading subtitles

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like mind magic. Brown is master at of illusion of the mind. Fun audience participation. 2 hours of pure entertainment. Highly recommend

Don't see it if you don't like magic that doesn't have the card tricks and the typical illusions

95
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you like Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein & Congress women Bella Abzug. Great solo performance of this political maverick. A tour de force

Don't see it if If you don't like solo performances. Not interested in political overtones.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy high energy singing and dancing production from rock and roll. Great musical score from the Meatloaf album. Creative staging.

Don't see it if a loose story line and loud rock and roll music is not for you

85
Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A story of obsession and inter love. Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon are explosive and outstanding. A must see play.

Don't see it if nudity and sexual language is a problem. I set and two characters if you need more this is not the show.

80
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Sam Shepard version on life and mankind resonates with you. Wonderful acting and staging

Don't see it if if rude view on life the lower class and raunchy story text might bother you

80
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you want to see a great actress take on a challenging role. Glenda Jackson at 83yrs handles King Lear with kid gloves. Modern version & set

Don't see it if if you only want the traditional classic Shakespeare. If 3hr play too much for you. If a women playing a male King Lear not right for you.

80
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Thaddeus Phillips’s actual adventures, brilliantly written one man show visually surreal and engrossing. This is creative theater.

Don't see it if you don't like single actor shows. If staging with strop lights and darkness brother you.

79
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if if you want to enjoy a musical that is skillful staged and with very talented actor-singers

Don't see it if if a traditional musical is more your liking

80
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you like plays that take political/social issues and make you think behind the obvious. Well done and acted

Don't see it if If plays on social issues are not for you.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want the creativity that Broadway has to offer. You will be moved and feel good about mankind in times of great stress and trouble.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this musical

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh for 2 hours. Its old style farce with British humor. It goes over the top but the acting is good enough to make it fun.

Don't see it if if you want a play with more substance. This is a play about laughs nothing too deep. Its about having silly fun

80
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like musicals based on songs with a light story line. Fun, upbeat dancing & singing makes this a solid remake of the Broadway production

Don't see it if you need more of a story line or book. If you don't like contemporary music this is not for you.

80
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if three one act plays from this writer excite your theater going enjoyment. Well put together with good underlining theme.

Don't see it if one act plays are not enough for you.

79
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like funny musicals with a country twist. A bit goofy and silly

Don't see it if you don't like silly off beat musicals

78
Clever, Indulgent, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a Tony Award winning play the first time around. Clever use of signing and spoken word. Two strong performance by the leads

Don't see it if its hard to focus on action and words. Cold stage set is wrong. The play is a bit choppy. Male lead could have more depth.

80
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if An imaginative show about a children's book author needs his final swan song. Well written and starring Dan Lauria who is brilliant.

Don't see it if a strong drama performance by a successful man on his last mission is not for you

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if your a fan of Springer or just curious. If you want to see how they can make an opera out of a TV show. Well done and great singing.

Don't see it if seeing something that is quirky out of the ordinary if not for you. Also, if you don't have an open mind then it might be too much.

90
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if you want a fun time. This is a concert event that blends classical, opera and rock music into a dynamic show. People were signing along.

Don't see it if you only want to see a typical Broadway musical play. This is not it. This is a musical event that has people standing on their feet.

70
Party Face
Midtown W
Delightful, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like child film start Haley Mills. She actually plays her role well. Contemporary ideas make it interesting and there are laughs.

Don't see it if a lot of female chatter is not for you.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if a social issue about family and down syndrome is something you can relate to. Well acted and Jamie Brewer is great as Amy

Don't see it if is dealing with down syndrome present a problem for you. Although I recommend the play

70
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of House of Cards and Uma Thurman. Over all a TV show put on the stage.

Don't see it if if you want something bolder and deep

90
Hundred Days
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Must see, Masterful

See it if a different style musical excites you. A love story that is real staged like a concert/musical about the real band leaders. Brilliant!

Don't see it if you need the typical basic run of the mill theater musical.