Bob AKA Buffy

San Francisco | 50-64 | Male
About:  I get to NYC as often as I can and cram in as many shows in a short time as I can. Usually better with comedies and musicals than with dramas.
Reviews (14)
90
Into The Woods
Midtown W
Refreshing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you feel you've already seen too many Into The Woods productions. You'll change your mind!

Don't see it if You only want a traditionally fed Into The Woods production. This one is alive and different!

81
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great dancing, Refreshing, Old fashioned, Fun

See it if you need a tap-dancing fix cuz it's got a lot and it's terrific! More tapdancing is always welcome!

Don't see it if you're expecting the most informative bio-musical...it's informative but not definitive.

79
Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fluffy, Overlong

See it if you've seen the film and loved it like I did. Talented kids and a great stand-in for Jack Black bring it all to life again.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy kids, rock music or harmless fun. And it runs a bit longer than necessary.

90
Absorbing, Romantic, Refreshing, Resonant, Epic

See it if you're wondering how they'll get by without the rotating stage! My first revisit since 1987 and I wasn't disappointed! Still a winner!

Don't see it if you don't like to experience emotions in front of a crowd...cuz you will cry!

93
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Must see, Fluffy, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you've never seen it on stage. Spare staging and costumes work to excellent effect and the score will knock your socks off!

Don't see it if you hate being entertained for extended periods by song, dance and humor.

92
Great staging, Great acting, Romantic, Delightful, Epic

See it if like me you've missed some of the classic musicals. Loved the staging, acting, music and emotions of it!

Don't see it if you hate having an entire cast album stuck in your head as you leave the theater.

50
Cliched, Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you tend to agree with the common opinion of popular theater. (I did not)

Don't see it if You're over the spectrum storylines that are so prevalent.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if you want to be blown away by the most amazing costumes and staging. While it's been years since I've seen it, I'm sure it's still wonderful.

Don't see it if you have a thing against Disney. I like when a show lives up to the hype.

90
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great dancing, Beautiful to look at

See it if like me, you love incredible tap dancing. Savion Glover outdoes himself. As do the lighting designers...really gorgeous effects!

Don't see it if a lot of dancing turns you off and you hate showstopping numbers.

79
Romantic, Great staging, Old-fashioned, Perky, Great singing

See it if you miss the olden days of sweet shows where you can just be entertained without messages clubbing you over the head.

Don't see it if you demand huge production numbers and overwhelming theatrics.

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of the Gershwin songbook because so many of the greats pop up. And the staging is wonderful.

Don't see it if you expect to be swept away by something akin to the film. Beautiful but it didn't move me like I'd hoped.

50
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Unnecessary, Overrated

See it if a jukebox musical of songs you grew up with is what you're looking for.

Don't see it if you expect a story that needs to have been told because this didn't engage me at all.

88
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Raunchy

See it if you're a fan of classic musicals because you'll hear and enjoy the buried references the South Park guys give nods to. So many showstoppers!

Don't see it if you are easily turned off by sometimes juvenile and scatalogical humor.

88
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy stuff that's bordering on slapstick fun. I truthfully had belly aches from laughing!

Don't see it if if you can't let your hair down and just have FUN at a silly show full of talented people.