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 (111)
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85
For a previous production
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

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

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80
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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80
During previews
Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

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.

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79
Quirky, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

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

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78
Intelligent, Indulgent, Clever

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.

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80
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

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

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79
Fluffy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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.

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90
During previews
Resonant, Must see, Great singing

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.

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70
Funny, Disappointing, Delightful

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.

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82
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

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

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70
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

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

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90
Masterful, Must see, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

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.

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Indulgent, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like sweet life spanning friendships played out via a common theme. 4 strong female actors bring this play to life. Timely

Don't see it if a bit slow wordy play about 40 years of life and friendship of 4 women is not for you.

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78
Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you want to know more about Joseph Papp and how he started free Shakespeare in the Park. His struggle with close collaborators and Rob Moses

Don't see it if you don't find a docu play of interest

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74
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Clever

See it if for a more modern funky production of a Shakespeare play with music. Well staged and acted with Ellen Burstyn in a minor role

Don't see it if you only want traditional Shakespeare

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78
Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Horton Foote. The story is involved with dynamic theme lines. Well staged and directed.

Don't see it if if complicated writing and Horton Foote is not your cup of tea

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76
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you like a to see a large cast of talented actors. Elizabeth McGovern is wonderful & Anna Camp is a great co-star. 1919 England delight

Don't see it if British accents are hard for you. Starts out slow but picks up nicely by mid 1st half.

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79
Quirky, Resonant, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like a play that goes deep into social issues that are one on one personal. Exciting staging that keeps you going

Don't see it if a sports base show is of no interest. A show that asks you to go deeper with its message than you may want too.

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During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Primary Stages at home in the Cherry Lane does another fine job. History, philosophy and a comedic bent on three historical men

Don't see it if a little bit of the bible doesn't sit right. Some parts are slow or lose meaning.

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70
Delightful, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you like musical comedy that is autobiographical. How the baby boomers deal with dating adds humor. Well stage and okay songs

Don't see it if kooky musical theater is not your cup of tea nor if you don't have an open mind for it.

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91
Great writing, Must see, Masterful, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the best plays on Broadway this season. Dynamic profound a bit of a play within a play based on a true story

Don't see it if if simple somewhat dark staging is a problem.

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86
During previews
Great writing, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a bit of retro acting. A look into Brooklyn immigration. Tragedy , sympathy and humor. Well stage after all its Roundabout Theater

Don't see it if strong drama is not your think.

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86
During previews
Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if strong portrayal on life and the hand you get to play. Moments of salvation intertwined with despair. 2 actors are a surprise to all.

Don't see it if if a overall somber somewhat depressing look at life and the cost to some will challenge your emotions

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88
During previews
Masterful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if for a great mentalist and illusions. His style and approach is spot on. It must be the British in him that creates his style.

Don't see it if if you want a traditional show or play. This is like a David Copperfield style entertaining show.

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75
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like historical plays this one the women's movement. Creative staging using minimum props. Great way to start a small production

Don't see it if if you want more from your production. Greater depth in the characters. But Its Lincoln Center!

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85
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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.

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76
Confusing, Great staging, Funny

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.

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85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

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

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85
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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85
Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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74
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

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Delightful, Great staging, Must see, Absorbing

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.

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Fluffy, Great staging, Funny, Disappointing

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.

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79
Profound, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

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.

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88
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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80
Resonant, Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

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84
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if True story and history is your pleasure. playwright, Rajiv Joseph, weaves us through 70yrs creatively.

Don't see it if clocks in at almost 3 hours but it goes by reasonable fast

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80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever

See it if a recap of history during the junk bond area of the 80's is of interest. Steve Pasquale is stellar is the lead. LCT is one of the best.

Don't see it if you have no interest in plays that talk about history but the characters are changed a bit to make them frictional

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Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you like the Public Theater shows and a play that is timely with gun violence and college. Julia Cho is a strong playwright. Clever staging

Don't see it if the topic of gun violence is a issue

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85
Great writing, Profound, Must see, Absorbing

See it if C.S. Lewis is of interest and fine acting the dialogue is intriguing. A friendship that develops into a romance and marriage.

Don't see it if you have issues with god and religion

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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Very retro it takes you back to a easier fun time. Fine signing of female pop hits of the late 50's

Don't see it if if you have a problem with low budget pop musicals with thin story line.

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Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want a show that goes deep into a tough subject matter that we all deal with. Wonderful acting and staging. Asks you to think.

Don't see it if dealing with growing old and issues of being independent are a problem to watch

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Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you like Trump bashing. Although it went behind that to the root of the problem with government the establishment. There is a theme.

Don't see it if you hate Trump bashing. But overall its entertaining and worth seeing. I would of scored it in the 80's if it wasn't for all the Trump stuff

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Quirky, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if charming & playful musical is for you. that shouldn’t work as well as it does. The two actors get all the credit. Create staging musical

Don't see it if a two person cast is not enough for you. If you have problems with abstract themes.

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79
Relevant, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want a timely show about elder care and a surprise dramatic twist. Nice staging but it would have played better on a smaller stage.

Don't see it if the reality of aging and elder care present an issue

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Relevant, Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to see two TV actors perform on stage not bad. Mathew Perry writes somewhat auto bio maybe relevant play. Could have been better

Don't see it if slow over play dialogue and some what boring play is not your thing

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Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like history and prefer drama that is gripping and insightful. 13 actors carefully staged bring this true event to life. Tony Best Play

Don't see it if its almost 3 hours of drama. Lots of dialogue can be hard to follow.

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Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if your a fan of actor Kevin Kline and playwright, Noel Coward. Its poking fun at stage acting. Many one liners.

Don't see it if British humor is not your thing.

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Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you are an O'Neill fan and want to see a play staged with great skill outside the box. Top performance by Bobby Cannavale. At PAve Armory

Don't see it if you can only handle traditionally stage theater. Find O'Neill too challenging.

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Indulgent, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Reed Birney, a Tony winner for “The Humans play a solid role. Playwright T. Letts skillfully uses words.

Don't see it if you don't like dark staging and a plot that challenges your thoughts on mid like crisis.