Bob M 6124

Dover | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (73)
55
Last Gasp
Greenwich V
Interesting but poorly executed idea, Talky, Static, Bland, Disappointing

See it if you wanna take a chance that you'll enjoy it based on the naughty-sounding subject matter alone, since it's admittedly an interesting idea.

Don't see it if you're hoping for something hilarious and risqué, as this was a very dialogue-heavy play that ultimately didn't go anywhere interesting.

Also On the night I saw this during previews, a handful of people walked ou... Read more Read less

83
Great improv, Interactive, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you'd enjoy a partly interactive, and partly improvised, comedy about online dating with live musical accompaniment and some original songs.

Don't see it if the subject of online dating doesn't interest you, or you feel you can't relate to it enough to appreciate the humor.

80
More songs than story, Fun lyrics, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like uncomplicated musical revues with a theme, despite a bare minimum of story. A fun, entertaining time with very good vocal talent.

Don't see it if you prefer a story you can sink you're teeth into, as this is more like a collection of songs with occasional dialogue between. Still fun.

95
During previews
Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy comedy in the same vein as Neil Simon, but with equally funny songs added.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing, but please don't let your disdain for musicals prevent you from giving yourself over to a genuinely fun time.

70
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Slightly edgy, Religiously satirical, Potentially offensive to some

See it if you want a short 75-minute, intermission-free experience that exposes and skewers many religious tropes.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy hearing religion dissected and contradicted by "God" himself/herself.

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing, Uncomfortable in the best way

See it if you want to see interesting & flawed characters. LaBute exposes the ugliness of humanity in ways that are recognizable & at times relatable.

Don't see it if you cant bear watching potentially unlikeable characters in squirm-inducing situations, as this is often LaBute's trademark.

Also I might have given this a higher rating if two of the three one-act pl... Read more Read less

78
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining, Campy, Good singing

See it if You like campy musicals with occasionally raunchy songs.

Don't see it if You’re easily offended by naughty song lyrics.

77
shadowplay
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Unconventional, Immersive, Entertaining, A smaller scale “sleep no more”

See it if you like theatre that’s constantly on the move, splitting up the audience and sending them to various rooms, and you’re fond of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if if you don’t want to be always moving about during a show, sometimes sitting, but often standing, and in some cases sitting on the floor.

Also Because this is immersive, interactive theatre, the actors must truly ... Read more Read less

65
Medicine the Musical
Soho/Tribeca
Banal, Overrated, Decent singing, Forgettable songs, Disappointing

See it if you’re in the mood for a fairly short and harmless but otherwise forgettable musical about first-year med students.

Don't see it if you’re expecting “Scrubs.” Aside from a few chuckles, it doesn’t strive for comedy so much as earnest portrayals of med school experiences.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Unconventional theatre space, Seating on chairs and stools

See it if you like musical comedies about modern dating/relationships, & don't mind a nontraditional setup with chairs & stools surrounding the stage.

Don't see it if you're put off by small productions in somewhat close quarters with no lobby area and bathrooms next to the backstage musicians pit.

Also While not the most ideal space, the seating is comfortable enough and ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Funny, Disappointing, Quirky, Uneven, Great acting

See it if you enjoy the light, airy & WASP-y brand of satire that A.R. Gurney is known for.

Don't see it if if a quirky satirical tone - one that pokes fun mostly at a diverse lot of people who identify as WASPs - is not your cup of tea.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you would like to see an amusing, but often raunchy & sometimes surreal, portrayal of 5 women and their respective issues.

Don't see it if you shy away from frank discussions of sex & its anatomical bedfellows, or if your theatrical tastes lean toward wholesome & conservative.

75
During previews
R.R.R.E.D.
Gramercy
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Campy, Pleasantly surprising

See it if you'd enjoy seeing a campy musical comedy with a small cast (and one surprise guest!) about an underground group of radicalized redheads.

Don't see it if you don't like campy musicals that are short on story but long on concept.

Also The singing was a pleasant surprise in this otherwise modest and unass... Read more Read less

80
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Charming, Poignant

See it if you'd enjoy seeing a show biz veteran tell engaging stories about her career, her friendships with show biz legends, and of course, eating.

Don't see it if you're predisposed to dislike one-person shows wherein a performer remains seated while talking and showing film clips & photos on a screen.

75
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Nonlinear, Alternately funny & dramatic, Complex, flawed, layered & fully real protagonist

See it if you enjoy relatively short character-driven plays and don't mind the non-chronological storytelling approach.

Don't see it if you prefer more linear storytelling, as this jumps back & forth in time to tell Mary's story and features many actresses playing the role.

80
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Old-fashioned, Operatic

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals and classical opera.

Don't see it if you like a more modern style of Broadway musical, as this falls into the "Carousel" & "Porgy and Bess" category, on a more intimate scale.

95
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy pure escapist fun - the kind with tongue firmly and proudly in-cheek.

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward storytelling in your theatre musicals minus the side of anarchic fun.

75
Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Unobtrusive set design

See it if you enjoy fine straightforward drama, probably better suited to a smaller, more intimate theatre space.

Don't see it if you prefer a show with more Broadway spectacle and razzle dazzle.

80
Distorted Diznee
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Good naughty fun for disney fans, Drag queens (and princesses too)!

See it if you enjoy cabaret-style shows & don't mind table seating, a food/drink minimum or adult humor.

Don't see it if if you prefer a less irreverent way of presenting Disney music, or if you'd rather see live singing, as this show is mostly lip-synched.

82
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Terrific set design, Dan lauria was a perfect casting choice

See it if you're a fan of Dan Lauria, or you just want to see exceptional acting by a consummate pro.

Don't see it if you're expecting a fairytale or fantasy story based on the title. It's an intimate drama but not devoid of humor.

85
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Edgy, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you enjoy dark comedy and satire with political and religious overtones.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or prefer a premise that's grounded in reality rather than satirical conjecture about a possible alternate future.

80
For a previous production
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you like campy musical theatre with a rock music score. Sit against the wall or in the very back if you prefer more legroom.

Don't see it if you find table seating in a mildly cramped space in the back room of a bar to be undesirable, or if you don’t like loud tunes or bad words.

Also If you can score a more booth-like seat near the bar area in back, it ... Read more Read less

80
The Tooth-Puller
Gramercy
Funny, Short and sweet, Occasionally raunchy, Partly improvised, Not a must-see but good cheap fun

See it if you like your shows witty and quick (about an hour), and especially if you like having the option of bringing a cocktail in with you.

Don't see it if if you don't like comedy club/bar-like venues or partially improvised scenarios with performers who don't shy away from using "blue humor."

75
Entertaining, Fun, Decent singing, Hit-or-miss jokes, Surprisingly somber in places

See it if you enjoy campy cabaret nightclub-style acts, a cappella, one-liners and the occasional dramatic monologue about the gay experience.

Don't see it if cabaret revues with cheeky performers in drag aren't your thing.

88
Jimeoin: Ridiculous
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Cheeky

See it if you enjoy standup comedy. He was just as enjoyable riffing off the top of his head as he was delivering prewritten material.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for a play with a story, because this is a solo performance by a comedian, not a story-driven theatrical experience.

80
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Important, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like well-acted dramas regardless of the subject matter. This one happens to be about an eating disorder & the resulting family dynamic.

Don't see it if dramas about serious health conditions make you uncomfortable or full nudity (even when done to excellent dramatic effect) makes you uneasy.

85
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Raunchy, Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a fun, goofy night or afternoon out, whether or not you're even the least bit familiar with Shakespeare's plays.

Don't see it if you're too much of a purist or you'd rather see a conventional play with a linear story, as opposed to comical anarchy out the wazoo.

80
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Inconvenient location, Quasi-cirque and quasi-burlesque, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you like slightly bawdy production numbers w/ tastefully nude or semi-nude performers who boast fabulous singing voices & circus tricks.

Don't see it if you mind making the trip to Brooklyn for a show that blends elements of shows you might have seen before (Cirque du Soleil, burlesque, etc).

80
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Kinky but accessible, Well-developed characters, Resonant, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy character-driven dramas about our sometimes messy emotional connections and psychological drives, with a fair amount of kink.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable watching what amounts to relatively light acts of BDSM play - nothing excessive, just enough to propel the narrative.

70
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Inconsistently paced, Slow at times

See it if want to see a comedy with social commentary focused on old-school Hollywood and its often rocky relationship with African-American culture.

Don't see it if if you prefer something that is consistently comedic in tone, as opposed to a play that shifts in tone, most notably in its second half.

70
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Mildly thought-provoking, Excessively laidback, Well-written and occasionally clever

See it if you enjoy standup comedy with an overarching theme, or you enjoy the laidback comic style of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a more energetic performance or a conventional theatre piece. This solo show seems destined for HBO or Comedy Central.

80
Better than expected, Intelligent, Refreshing, Very spare, Fun with stream-of-consciousness

See it if you like theatre experiences that mess with convention, eliminate the "fourth wall" and don't adhere to a linear storytelling format.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional play with "normal" scenery and a plotline, and you can't appreciate something that might be a bit more challenging.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Decent food and drink

See it if you like your Shakespeare on the light, modern & frothy side, with actors commingling with audience members as they perform & serve food.

Don't see it if you prefer a more conventional proscenium theatre, as this plays out around you in a “parlour” or “court” while you sit on a couch & nibble.

Also Don’t expect five-star cuisine, but the tasting menu is at least above... Read more Read less

80
Black Light
West Village
Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Cabaret-style, Slightly quirky

See it if you enjoy cabaret shows similar to the performances of Sandra Bernhard. Singing interspersed with personal anecdotes.

Don't see it if you prefer a theatrical production with a more traditional narrative presentation, as this is more like a concert in a small showroom.

78
Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Charismatic and talented performer, Perfect "girls day/night out" show

See it if you're a fan of the show, but even if you're not, it's still easy to enjoy. Essentially a 2-hour standup comedy routine by a great performer

Don't see it if you don't like single-person shows in small intimate venues, or raunchy humor that's in line with the humor of the original series.

Also Even as a casual fan of the show who is male, I was still able to enjo... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Quirky, Great staging, Intense, Relatively short, intermissionless two-person piece that never drags

See it if you enjoy quirky characters and the often unconventional but impactful humanity that comes through in John Patrick Shanley's best work.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by coarse language or frank discussions of violent & disturbing subject matter, or you prefer a longer show.

90
During previews
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Unconventional in the best way, Creatively presented

See it if you want to see a creatively presented relationship story that incorporates some fun theatrical staging and "fourth wall" evisceration.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by the occasional raunchy joke, but don't let that prevent you from experiencing this fun piece of meta-theatre.

78
Great staging, Mostly great singing, Compelling and worthwhile story, Lackluster songs, Powerful but uneven

See it if you'd like to see a musical drama based on real-life events involving sex slavery in WWII.

Don't see it if if physical abuse and denigration of women is a trigger for you, although much of it is portrayed through artful dance choreography.

Also While definitely a story worth telling, this production still feels li... Read more Read less

60
Great singing, Entertaining, Low-budget, Revue-like, Not a must-see

See it if you want to hear a collection of songs from different decades in a revue-style show with a female empowerment theme.

Don't see it if if you want to see a musical with a story, as opposed to a series of songs strung together to fit an overarching theme.

100
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Great acting, Raunchy, Intense, Hilarious, Immersive af!

See it if you like potentially being part of the action and you're not squeamish, because this is very "in your face"-style theatre that gets extreme.

Don't see it if you are easily grossed out or made uncomfortable by depictions of dirty toilets, soiled sheets, drug use and full frontal nudity.

Also While the description sounds unpleasant, this is very compelling theat... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Unoriginal, Overrated

See it if you've not seen many magic shows before, as this one has variations of illusions I've seen before, but Vitaly himself is quite charming.

Don't see it if you're expecting a production design that merits the price tag and you're looking for mind-blowing illusions.

Also The show was a fairly entertaining, if short, magic show at 80 minutes... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Funny, Refreshing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Surprisingly philosophical

See it if you don’t mind hearing blue language spoken by a purple puppet. It’s essentially 90 minutes of standup comedy by a small felt Australian.

Don't see it if you’d rather see a scripted show rather than seemingly off-the-cuff comedic, & occasionally philosophical, riffing on random topics.

70
Goldstein
Midtown W
Great singing, Intimate venue, Intermissionless, Nice but forgettable, Quasi-epic

See it if you like musicals & multigenerational stories that don’t focus solely on one protagonist or time period, or you appreciate Jewish culture.

Don't see it if you’re expecting an epic musical on the scale of “Fiddler on the Roof” or a comedy like “The Goldbergs.”

88
The Signature Project
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Refreshing, Surprisingly moving, Entertaining

See it if you want a multimedia and emotional peek at one man's ambitious vision for an art project 25 years in the making and still in progress.

Don't see it if you prefer conventional dramatic storytelling. This is basically a one-man show, w/ occasional help from visual FX, musicians & dancers.

78
Party Face
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Occasionally silly, but in a good way

See it if you enjoy light situational comedy & you'd find it thrilling to see a veteran like Hayley Mills performing in an intimate off-Broadway space

Don't see it if you cringe at the idea of Pollyanna dropping F-bombs.

75
So Long Boulder City
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Campy

See it if you like campy shows with tongue firmly in cheek & don’t mind small-scale, low-budget productions. No need to be a “LaLa Land” fan to enjoy.

Don't see it if you don’t like camp, solo performers or you have some strange issue with seeing men portray women.

85
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy raunchy comedy mixed with personal stories about struggles with weight loss, and especially if you enjoy Lisa Lampanelli's comedy.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by coarse language. Much of it is line with Lisa Lampanelli's style of comedy, as she wrote the play.

80
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if you enjoy solo performers in a cabaret-style setting, singing and monologue-ing about love, marriage, kids, et.al.

Don't see it if you don't like solo musical shows or you're easily offended (as if the show's title doesn't already clue you in).

78
Loveless Texas
East Village
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, A tad overlong, Well-composed songs

See it if you like quasi-old-fashioned musicals with a predominantly country/bluegrass style, a la "Oklahoma" or "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

Don't see it if if you prefer plays rather than musicals, or you're really not enthused by a country-esque score.

40
Trinkets
East Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Banal, Mixed bag of singing talent

See it if you are a friend or family member of someone in the cast and you just want to show support.

Don't see it if you have to pay for a ticket and you don't know any of the performers.