Bml59

White Plains | 50-64 | Male
About:  Love theatre!
Reviews (83)
80
West Side Story
Midtown W
Inventive, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a fresh,raw imaginative, contemporary take on a classic musical. Other than the music &lyrics you won’t recognize this show.

Don't see it if If you’re a musical theatre purist, you will leave the theatre morosely unsatisfied. If you are distracted or don’t like video projections.

80
Intelligent, Intense, Refreshing, Resonant, Compelling

See it if To see a provocative new work that looks at race,gender,relationships and sex in a unique way by a very promising new American playwright.

Don't see it if You don’t like any of the topics above, don’t like profanity, sexual innuendo, simulated sex acts, don’t like to listen to comprehend show.

Also “Slave Play” is a a highly provocative, richly-layered play about race... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great staging, Relevant, Edgy

See it if You want to see a well written uniquely staged show about addiction, rape, relationships, empowerment with athletic choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t like the subject matter, loud rock music or an Alanis Morissette fan.

Also There are a few slow scenes and the show could be shortened a little w... Read more Read less

90
Epic, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a classic American novel brought to life in a new imaginative style on the stage.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of the novel , film, don’t want to see some drastic changes in the persona of some central characters or don’t like dramas.

89
During previews
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want to experience a refreshing & insightful coming of age story in a dark period of US history well directed, performed & great score.

Don't see it if If you like big splashy musicals, show stopping songs & lots of choreography. You don’t like dark, uncomfortable musical drama with depth.

79
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Whimsical, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a good, fun musical comedy with lot’s of great, funny performers.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a rousing well written musical. The show comes close to being great but has some slow scenes and unforgettable music.

92
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You want to see an original show beautifully directed, performed, staged with fresh, melodic music with some stand out talent on the stage.

Don't see it if If you don’t like a musical with little dialogue and have to watch and listen to the songs to understand the plot. Or you like a flashy show

Also I honestly didn’t think this show could get any better than while it w... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see a masterful script performed by 3 brilliant actors who with 1 costume & 1 set take you on a family’s journey over 1 century.

Don't see it if If you don’t like a play that uses 3rd person narrative , or don’t want to, or can’t concentrate on the actors & actions to progress a story

69
Insipid, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see an original musical with some funny one liners, energetic choreography or if you like Broadway insider jokes and references

Don't see it if You want to see broad stereotypical characters in a show with unmemorable music and a silly plot.

Also Just because the theme of a show deals with social issues like accepta... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to experience a well written, directed and acted play that makes you pay attention and think and feel. The 3 hours, 15 mins fly by.

Don't see it if If you don’t like sitting through a long drama that makes you pay attention and think. Or you can’t follow actors with Irish accents.

80
During previews
Quirky, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Campy

See it if You want to see a very silly, campy, tongue-in-cheek funny and entertaining new show with all of the classic Go-Go’s songs.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a ground breaking theatrical masterpiece.This is far from it. Or if you don’t like Go-Go’s music or any of the above.

79
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you want to see a clever updated take on a Shakespeare classic with some very funny comedic performances by a talented cast.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting all the trimmings of a big Broadway Musical. Or if you have limited time to see any of the other great shows in New York

Also A very clever and often funny take on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measur... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Energetic

See it if You want to see an enjoyable, entertaining show, well written, well performed, great directing, good songs, interesting story and characters

Don't see it if Really no reason not to see it, unless you don’t like musicals.

70
During previews
Dated, Disappointing, Unremarkable

See it if You’ve never seen it,particularly the LCT 1994 production. To hear a classic score performed,sung beautifully with outstanding choreography.

Don't see it if You want to see an uneven,dated revival with drab costumes,sets including a minimalistic Carousel.There is zero chemistry between the leads.

80
Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to see a funny, irreverent and great fresh staging of a unique show that pokes fun at current society.

Don't see it if You don’t like operatic shows that are very irreverent or poke fun at religion.

70
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Long

See it if You want to see a good topical first drama by an emerging young playwright. A long but interesting view on Islam and family in society.

Don't see it if You’re not open to experiencing works by new authors or don’t want to deal with current religious and family issues.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want to see another superior performance by Mark Rylance in a interesting beautifully realized period drama.

Don't see it if You don’t like period pieces or need pizzazz and wow factors to keep you entertained. This is an interesting drama that requires attention.

80
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a new , original American drama about dealing with a challenging life situation. A superb ensemble cast led by Carrie Coon.

Don't see it if you don’t like dramas dealing with depressing themes or don’t like theatre that makes you think and feel emotions.

70
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see an ambitious attempt at an original post WWII swing musical where the underdog leading man wins. With great choreography.

Don't see it if You want a consistently entertaining show. The book is week, slow and you never really care much about the characters. A missed opportunity

80
Funny, Resonant, Relevant, Clever

See it if You want to see a comedy of errors highlighting the stupidity, greed and corruption of man in 1800's Russia. Profound even to this day.

Don't see it if You like don't like your humor or plays from a long gone era. Although still topical, it's set in a time and world different than today.

Also Great comedic performances from Michael Urie, Arnie Burton, Mary Testa... Read more Read less

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if Want to see an emotional, intelligent, well written and directed real life drama performed by an outstanding ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You're not open to experiencing an unconventional drama that deals with religion, homosexuality, tolerance and acceptance.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disconcerting, Deficient, Quirky

See it if You want to see a mediocre show with an unmemorable score with a stellar performance by the leading man. A good show, that should be better.

Don't see it if You don't like great movies turned into Broadway musicals. This show loses the low key humor and emotion of its cinema source.

Also Andy Karl delivers an outstanding star performance in a so-so musical.... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Disappointing, Great writing, Insipid

See it if You want to hear a classic Sondheim score in a greatly watered down, uninspired and unfulfilling staging. Beautifully song by talented cast

Don't see it if If you don't like a Sondheim's music or John Doyle's stripped down versions of classic Broadway shows.

69
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You want to see two over the top performances by two great divas of the theatrical world. They're the only reason to see this show.

Don't see it if You want to see a great show, you'll be disappointed. A week book with an unmemorable and monotonous score.

90
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want a dramatic, powerful, intelligent and human play that makes you think and also laugh. With uniformly solid ensemble acting.

Don't see it if You don't like to pay attention to dialogue or you need visuals to help comprehend a compelling subject over the course of 3 hours.

75
Sing Street
East Village
Great singing, Ambitious, Inventive yet impaired, Entertaining yet unfulfilling

See it if You want to see a new interesting work by the writer of the musical Once based on a coming of age movie of a group of young kids in Dublin.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud 80’s rock music don’t like non-traditional Broadway musicals, you expect character development or want closure on all.

69
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You’re a fan of the original film, looking to explore new works beyond Broadway, want to see a modern take on an old Shakespearean classic

Don't see it if Don’t like small Off-Broadway musicals, a Shakespeare purist, don’t like bland unmemorable music and sometimes amateurish production values

79
What did i just experience?, Wow, Sensory overload, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if Liked the film, enjoy sensory overload, like your musicals on steroids and in your face.

Don't see it if you expect a good book that makes a competitive love triangle interesting, heartfelt, don’t want a musical that’s all flash little substance

90
Entertaining, Perceptive, Captivating, Authentic

See it if You want to experience a classic in a novel, fresh & authentic revival. Masterful staging with a minimal set, a brilliant, talented cast.

Don't see it if You’re expecting your grandmothers Fiddler or don’t want to read subtitles.

79
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Incisive, Provocative

See it if To see a new well written, directed,acted and risky American play, regardless of political affiliation or dislike of the Clintons.

Don't see it if You are expecting a factual account of a pivotal moment in the Clintons life’s. You don’t like to experience new and innovative plays.

48
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Disappointing, Debacle, Unimaginative, Insipid

See it if You are easily entertained by lounge acts on cruise ships or really don’t care about creativity, artistry or quality.

Don't see it if You expect to hear the real beauty, creative & unique lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein accompanied by horribly arranged music that sounds canned.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if To experience a very good revival of a classic show with great Cole Porter music performed by an ensemble of talent headed by Kelli OHara.

Don't see it if If your taste for music & shows run modern. This is an older, silly, dated, classic, fun filled show.

90
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You want to see an innovative stage adaptation of the movie ,fast paced scenes & brilliantly directed. Subject matter still topical today.

Don't see it if If you didn’t like the movie, if you can’t/don’t want to pay attention to understand the plot or if not an Ivo van Hove fan.

89
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if To experience an emotional, dramatic and interesting original show with beautifully orchestrated music from Bob Dylan. Well acted and sung.

Don't see it if You like big splashy musicals with lots of choreographed dancing,splashy scenery and staging where you don’t have to pay attention or think.

89
The Damned
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging

See it if You want to see a dark & often uncomfortable drama about a prominent family torn apart with the rise of the Nazi’s in Germany.

Don't see it if You don’t like the subject matter or dislike having to read subtitles

55
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You love to go beyond the commercial Broadway stuff and seek out new and hopefully interesting new shows, or if you’ve seen most everything.

Don't see it if You’re expecting to see and hear some disco music and period dance. Not a one song with a disco influence. Not one disco queen to be seen.

Also While the show is still in previews, there’s a lot of work to be done ... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Topical

See it if You want to see a beautifully written & directed dark comedy that confronts religion, race, sexuality and lays human emotions raw.

Don't see it if If you don’t like the above or prefer your theatre “lite”

79
During previews
Funny, Energetic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a vibrant and funny new musical with a young talented cast and kinetic dancing offering a positive social message.

Don't see it if Don’t like your musicals based on popular movies, particularly teen ones,didn’t like the movie or don’t want to hear mediocre music.

85
Hangmen
Chelsea
Great writing, Great direction, Edgy, Humorous

See it if You like a well written, dark, edgy and often uncomfortable humor performed by an excellent ensemble cast. Or if you can get a ticket.

Don't see it if You don’t like to have to pay attention to each word spoken to understand the plot or don’t like edgy drama with dark humor.

80
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a very creative revival of an interesting, magical,modern fairy tale musical. Very well performed by a talented ensemble.

Don't see it if You want a big spashly musical where you don’t have to follow the lyrics and visuals to understand the plot.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing, Banal, Great staging

See it if You’re a Spongebob fan or have kids who are fans.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a good theatrical experience. This is a juvenile show that’s spent a lot of their budget on creating a spectacle.

40
During previews
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Slow

See it if you are a hardcore theatre fan who wants to see everything or are a dedicated Bedlam fan.

Don't see it if expect to see a coherent story with well defined characters and plot.

Also A truly disappointing production from Bedlam and director Eric Tucker.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense

See it if You are open to seeing a new work that attempts to recreate the raw energy and violence of the novel and film in a new modern style.

Don't see it if You know nothing about the plot and message of the novel and film or if you don't like contemporary and edgy shows.

Also A great attempt at transferring a powerful, violent, dystopian novel t... Read more Read less

85
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want an intense thought,provoking theatrical experience. Orwell's classic is creatively staged, with manical acting. Still relevant now.

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of the novel or have no patience to use all senses to fully experience a dramatic performance.

79
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Dated, Great acting, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see a classic Noel Coward comedy with an outstanding performance by Kevin Kline. Dated, but fun humor from an era long gone.

Don't see it if You dont like classics, expect gut busting comedy. This show requires your attention.Millennials with short attention span may miss humor.

89
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a well written, directed and acted thought provoking and intellectual work by a very talented new playwright.

Don't see it if You don't like to see a classic updated or used as a foundation for a new work. This is a what if sequel answering what may have happened.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Great choreography and music

See it if You want to see a sparkling, entertaining revival of a Broadway classic performed by a talented cast. A great production even without Bette.

Don't see it if You don't like to be entertained and leave the theatre smiling and humming the score. Or if you don't like classics and need a modern show.

Also Bette Midler is being Bette Midler in this show, but it usually works.... Read more Read less

90
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You want to see an imaginative and creatively staged production of an O'Niell classic with an outstanding lead performance and ensemble cast

Don't see it if You don't like to have to listen and think at the theatre.

Also This show also offers a visually stimulating experience using almost e... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Great acting, Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an intelligent, artistic and beautifully staged show with two outstanding lead performances.

Don't see it if If you're not a Sondheim fan or need eye popping scenery, effects, choreography to enjoy a show. This show requires your attention.

49
Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Insipid

See it if You want to see an overly ambitious, amateurish, poorly written and directed musical with a monotonous score. An epic fail for The Public.

Don't see it if If you value your time and money.