Bill 22

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (92)
69
Washington Square
West Village
Nice staging, Weak script, Weak adeptation, Great visually, Great sound design

See it if you are a fan of the book or the movie and/or the play The Hieress and just want to revisit it.

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with this story and want know this terrific work.

90
Beyond Babel
West Village
Intelligent, Great tech, Great staging, Great dancing, Great choreography

See it if you want to see wonderful dance performances by an exciting dance company.

Don't see it if you do not like contemporary urban dance.

71
During previews
Sincere, Ambitious, Too long, Atmospheric, Dated/misogynistic

See it if you want to experiance a play that very much puts you back in the 1970s.

Don't see it if you want an absorbing story.

95
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious, Masterful, Great singing, Terrific, Great choreography

See it if are interested in a fresh new take on WEST SIDE STORY that stands on its own.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see the version of WEST SIDE STORY that you know.

77
Interesting, Funny, Humorous, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy querky interesting story telling. The stories are true experiances of ongoing an adventurous project.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

79
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy good story telling, especially if you are interested in LGBTQ subject matter.

Don't see it if you are not interested in storytelling, the spinning of yarns.

64
Dull, Enthusiastic, Sincere, Quirky, Amusing

See it if you would enjoy unusual cabaret focusing on current politics.

Don't see it if do not like cabaret or are uninterested in an experimental approach to political entertainment.

69
FEAR
West Village
Tedious, Great set, Banal, Cliched, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for a plot that is challenging.

60
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Quirky, Banal, Tedious, Great set, Overrated

See it if ... for the wonderful set and staging.

Don't see it if ... you are interested in an intriguing plot or intriguing character interaction.

70
Lulu XX
East Village
Fun, Visually interesting, Fluffy, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if ...you enjoy terrific visuals or high end vaudeville.

Don't see it if you are not interested in experimental theater or Performance Art.

87
Refreshing, Delightful, Intelligent, Clever, Funny

See it if want to see a surprisingly funny uplifting show. Check your assumptions at the door... sweet and entertaining.

Don't see it if If you're are not interested in stand-up and /or are looking for a theatrical experience.

89
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a great one-person show that is a recounting of the playwright's harrowing experience in Rikers that is also a terrific statement on race.

Don't see it if one person shows or if bar/raw theater is not for you.

64
Fluffy, Cliched, Overrated, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you are able to share the experience and the ideas with a tween or teen. you are compelled to see all Tony-nominated and Tony-winning shows.

Don't see it if you are averse to a show with a book and score that is targeted to an adolescence audience.

72
Aunt Jack
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if to see an enjoyable play that presents ideas for contemplation of the difference in generational understanding of sexual identity.

Don't see it if you are opposed to plays dealing with queer identity.

74
Entertaining, Quirky, Slow, Funny, Clever

See it if This is an important early broadway produced work by Taylor Mac. LIKE IT OR NOT...AND I LIKED IT! This is important in the Broadway Canon.

Don't see it if you are not interested in Progressive Broadway productions...you can't appreciate an approach that uses sophomoric humor as an engine.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Good acting, Slow, Cliched

See it if you want familiarize yourself with this later work of Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if Want to see a substanial play.

89
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Masterful, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

See it if for a truly, fun and entertaining experience with great acting in a bare-bones production.

Don't see it if you need production values and fluff.

49
Heart-felt, Banal, Amateurish, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to support the Harlem Rep. Theater.

Don't see it if you want to see a true revival or an interesting re-invention of "Sweet Charity".

73
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like boundry pushing theater.

Don't see it if are not interested in unconventional theater.

70
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Interesting, Lengthy, Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging

See it if Like contemporary takes on classic plays.

Don't see it if Play by Shakespeare and his ilk are not to your liking.

98
During previews
After
Midtown E
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A wonderful true theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you are not able to handle a emotionally charged drama.

74
Looking for Leroy
Midtown W
Good acting, Indulgent, Educational, Thought-provoking, Dry

See it if to learn about ; Leroy Jones/Amiri Baraka professional history and the circle and climate in which he functioned.

Don't see it if if you are not keen on a story that has a dry preachy narrative.

79
During previews
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever

See it if you are interested in seeing a very good play concerning relevant gender issues and the Me Too movement.

Don't see it if weighty complex issues and dense dialog are not of interest to you.

49
Catapult!
East Village
Insipid, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you do not mind run of the mill dated sit-com content.

Don't see it if you do are interested in a quality theatrical experience.

68
During previews
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Slow, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if it ponders life and life's choices

Don't see it if if you do not a linear story line

20
Bad, Banal, Cliched, Obvious, Insipid

See it if ... You are a fan of the movie and want to see how it has been transformed into Broadway musical.

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

51
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Dull, Fluffy, Outdated references, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you feel that you need to see this new production by this talented team.

Don't see it if if you are expecting the fun, magic of Bright Colors / Bold Patterns.

71
Humours, Pure camp /pure corn, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Melodramatic farce re. Old Hollywood is of interest to you. Charles Busch at his best. He's finetuned his favorite theme to a great result

Don't see it if If Camp and Old Hollywood references are lost on you or if you do not enjoy farce.

85
Informative, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you'd enjoy an informative bio of a star from early Hollywood. A great performance with great singing.

Don't see it if you are opposed to one-person shows or you have no interest in Hollywood history.

50
Pockets
Soho/Tribeca
Charming, Indulgent, Weak, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you do not mind an unpolished heartfelt show with an enthusiastic cast.

Don't see it if you are interested in seeing with good production values or need a polished musical.

80
Engaging, Great production, Dated, Darkly funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see a wonderful production of a classic play.

Don't see it if you are not interested in traditional theater or don't care about important plays form the past.

40
Cliched, Corny, Great set, Overrated, Great singing

See it if you want to be in on the Buzz.

Don't see it if you are looking for an exciting or for that matter, even good Broadway Musical experience. Show doesn't live up the hype.

76
Informative, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in a biographical LGBTQ history told through imagined correspondence by actual characters, in a terrific production.

Don't see it if you would not enjoy a play that is presented much like a play reading.

90
During previews
Victor
West Village
Humorous, Entertaining, Intelligent, Lovely, Intriguing

See it if enjoy terrific story auto-biographical telling.

Don't see it if if you are opposed to one-person shows or monologues.

86
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Interesting, Refreshing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience a unique/fresh approach to a well written and well-acted play concerning profound life issues.

Don't see it if you only enjoy classicly presented plays.

54
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Humorous, Indulgent, Overrated, Interesting

See it if you are interested in seeing a mediocre rom-com about making it as an actor in NYC and the toll it takes on a romantic relationship.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy a minimalist approach to theater.

85
Intelligent, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are interested in experiencing an exciting fresh new take of a major Broadway musical.

Don't see it if If you do not want to see an altered version of a beloved Broadway musical.

75
safeword.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great tech. light & sound design, Wonderful stage design, Some great acting, Great staging

See it if Fantastic stage set, lighting&sound Story though seemingly convoluted really works until a late plot development making my # score lower

Don't see it if ... you are opposed to lgbt... discussions sexuality and relationships.

68
During previews
Lackluster, Disappointing, Several high points, Earnest performances, Fun

See it if for the earnest gay positive nude musical that it is as well as several good performances.

Don't see it if you are opposed to gratuitous nudity or an obvious plot.

70
In the Closet
Midtown W
Intelligent, Drawn out, Interesting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you would enjoy a play that's a thought provoking exploration of a gay mans life.

Don't see it if You are opposed to gay subject matter.

67
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Boring, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dull

See it if If you want to be presented with fodor to prompt thinking of the contemporary situation of classism in the Afro- American comunity.

Don't see it if If you are looking for an entertaining theatrical experiance.

81
Impressive, Entertaining, Romantic, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if for an impressive presentation with some terrific singing and visual appeal. More of a concert version of a Broadway show than not.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in a contemporary version of a Broadway show.

70
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Lack-luster, Impressive, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if ...to experiance exciting lighting & video effects as well as very impressive puppetry.

Don't see it if you are looking for a truly edifying Broadway experiance.

Also Music and singing not up to par for a popular Broadway show.

69
June is the First Fall
West Village
Earnest, Slow, Amusing, Dull, Great acting

See it if you are interested in a story about a young gay man's coming to terms with his traditional Chinese family's acceptance.

Don't see it if you are looking for an engaging play with an original perspective.

74
During previews
Earnest, Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if If you enjoy interesting provocative autobiographical plays.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy one person shows or do not enjoy plays about serious personal experiasnces

45
Relevant, Insipid, Bombastic, Heatfelt, Ambitious

See it if to experience a sincere, heartfelt cast and production from Kosovo concerning LGBTQ issues in Kosovo.

Don't see it if Unless it's important for you to experience a radical political play that is an outcry by a severely oppressed LGBTQ population first hand.

100
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Network is a relevant tour de force. A rare broadway show. TRUE THEATER ! INGENIUS !

Don't see it if You only enjoy musical theater

75
Bleach
Brooklyn
Ingenious, Clever, Edgy, Dark, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a truly Unique theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you dislike Dark subject matter. It s a about gay male hustler presented in an intimate venue to an audience of more then 10 patrons at time

78
During previews
Maverick
East Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Dry, Informative, Enthralling

See it if You are interested in an enjoyable, informative play about the genius of Orson Welles

Don't see it if you are only interested in light entertainment.

79
Dietrich: Natural Duty
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if like solo shows recreating performances by entertainers of the past in a historical context.

Don't see it if you are not interested a show presenting a slice of Americana in a cabaret context.