Bobby Baby

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
Reviews (222)
87
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if a realistic drama with very human characters, flaws and all. So much better than a similar themed Pulitzer winner.

Don't see it if you aren't into being emotionally involved or have to think.

Also Lakisha May was on for Chante Adams and it was like she's been playing... Read more Read less

82
'Twas the Night Before
Upstate New York
Entertaining

See it if you just want to have some fun for a couple of hours watching circus like acrobatics.

Don't see it if want a show that has a plot.

73
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overconceptualized, Great acting, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a classic musical, contemporary in its day, and are open to a full reconceptualizing that changes many of the aspects.

Don't see it if you Adore the original &/or not a fan of gender changing that effects a show altogether or being surrounded by fanatics who love it to death

Also I freely admit that I am a fan of the original and revisals usually le... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a unique musical that makes no compromises with pretty songs.

Don't see it if you want coherence or want memorable songs or want to know what the purpose was. But if you do go, stay for Act II and see it through.

65
Slow, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like dated movie-to-musical adaptations and are a fan of Rob McClure. Charity Angel Dawson nearly steals the show with an Act 2 number.

Don't see it if Rob McClure annoys you and/or are tired of run-of-the-mill music. Some dated aspects don't help.

89
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're in the mood for Christmas! The title says it all; a lovely show to see during these Hard Holidays.

Don't see it if you are a purist about either work or want something more serious.

91
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Funny, Moving, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to see a story about the human condition & trying to rise about it. Cast, score, production all excellent! I want to go again!

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of a moving story that will make you think a little. Or want to see HAMILTON.

77
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see talent bring up the humanity in us all while praising the delights of cuisine. Don't go hungry!

Don't see it if you don't want to see ex-cons trying to reform. Or a slick and/or fast moving plot.

71
Quirky, Relevant

See it if you want to see edgy musical theatre (but it helps to know the show first).

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the director assuming you know the show while reconceptualizing it. And you can't take the idea of almost glorifying.

77
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Energetic, Fun, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun kind of evening (and it does help to know some of the history of the Queens).

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical, don't want to pay more than regular price and want more of a base than women competing w/each other.

76
Entertaining, Funny

See it if it's a shame it closed; it was quite a romp (even with some gay- and white- shaming).

Don't see it if you can't suspend some belief and want more meaning from a show about Black funerals.

88
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Great Performances, particularly from LaChanze, showing relevance today from an older play about the theatre.

Don't see it if you don't want to see thought-provoking theatre or can't deal with a flaw of the play (NOT the production).

81
Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if an important work albeit changed to be a multi-person production (and some updates).

Don't see it if you aren't into documentary theatre with some added pretensions (oo, they're bare footed!)--and there were some acting hesitations.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you just want to have a good time about cinema in a fun way.

Don't see it if you want something very angsty.

77
During previews
The Visitor
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you want to see a strong musical on current themes.

Don't see it if you want spectacle in a musical. Or HAMILTON.

79
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see three actors at their skillful best in a semi-non linear production of three generations of Women. Heartbreaking by the end.

Don't see it if you prefer plays to "spoon feed" you so you don't have to pay attention.

73
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you want to support the theatre community by seeing talented actors show stories of life you may not know.

Don't see it if you would prefer dialogue over mostly monologues. But don't pass if you are thinking this is only "woke" and want more right now

73
Fairycakes
West Village
Overwritten, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a great cast doing a fantasy fairy play in rhyme.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for lots of setup that can be tedious and/or are expecting lots of camp.

85
Inspiring, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see powerful performances, particularly Adrienne Warren who brings such depth to an icon.

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals or expect a full history of a great person in just 2 hours. Or a fully integrated story.

85
Ambitious, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you want to see three brilliant actors hold the stage for over three hours in a compelling work about The American Dream Won And Lost.

Don't see it if you need everything spelled out--or are looking for information about the fall of the company after the Lehmans died.

80
Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see great singing and absorbing acting. I'm not a fan of the show but do think it's a very well done production.

Don't see it if flawed lyrics annoy you.

81
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a play about the human experience told thru that old-fashioned practice of letters. By the end you will be moved.

Don't see it if you are not into monologue plays along with lots of action.

77
Great acting, Ambitious, Interesting

See it if you want to see a play with no easy answers that may at times befuddle but can also stimulate your mind.

Don't see it if you don't want political theatre and/or think about current movements.

80
During previews
Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are open to seeing something that isn't a well-made play based on life (do read up on the story first). I saw this Off-Broadway.

Don't see it if you aren't open to an experimental production or need everything spelled out.

54
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you are a Bob Dylan fan. Or would tolerate anything just to see Mare Winningham live (I saw this Off-Broadway).

Don't see it if you want a show to have some coherence or characters with some development. Or are not a fan of Bob Dylan in varied arrangements.

77
Great acting, Well done

See it if you want to see the underrated Tammy Blanchard shine (I saw this early in its pre shutdown run).

Don't see it if you have a big love for the original production and will miss the flairs of it.

82
Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the Orpheus myth (with a nicer telling of Hades & Persephone) in a modern flair (read about it if you don't know it).

Don't see it if you like things spelled out for you and are not interested in modern music. Or want to see HAMILTON.

70
Slow, Overrated, Cliched

See it if you are interested in some good songs. (I saw this off-Broadway at 2nd Stage)

Don't see it if you are tired of cliched and angsty shows where non-regular young people need love and understanding.

80
Great fun, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you just want to have a good time with a show that is really lots of fun.

Don't see it if you are dedicated to the original film only as it was.

83
Entertaining, sweet, wonderful, a delight!

See it if You want a Christmas spectacle with lots of fun and heart,

Don't see it if you're a Grumpy Scrooge who doesn't want to have a fun time.

90
Exquisite, Absorbing, Moving, Relevant

See it if you want to see Great Acting with no pretense. Mary Ann Plunkett & Jay O Saunders with the rest of the cast are just REAL and wonderful.

Don't see it if you want a "well made play" or want high drama. Or to see HAMILTON.

90
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you want more of that will happen to Harry and his friends and family along with flashes to the past as well a possible down future.

Don't see it if You are very unfamiliar with the series.

85
Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well-acting ensemble give it their all. And you want to be moved.

Don't see it if you are a dedicated fan to Harper Lee's novel and/or want a play told in only a linear way.

70
During previews
Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to be challenged and not spoon fed. The two monologues are poetic and I don't think are related to each other.

Don't see it if you want a well made play and/or want dialogue not monologues.

75
Ambitious, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you miss theatre and are fans of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Ms Hoffman.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for more dialogue than action. And don't want to deal with a pacing issue if you know FIDDLER very well.

81
Estella Scrooge
Virtual
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want a modern take on the Dickens tale fused with very clever Zoom trickery. Worth the time.

Don't see it if you don't know or like anything by Dickens (references galore) & don't want to deal with modern casting.

Also This was lovely and more fun than I expected even if I didn't get ever... Read more Read less

81
Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You need a holiday and sentimental treat. A well done use of using Zoom to have people be together.

Don't see it if If you're expecing a perfect production and have no room for flaws. Grump!

80
Little Women
West Village
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see this playwright once more adapt a classic for stage in an intelligent and wonderful manner.

Don't see it if you can't adjust to things missing/changed from the beloved original novel.

81
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like dark and moving musicals.

Don't see it if you aren't into productions in progress. There are elements that were still in the works to me.

85
Sexy, Romantic, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see 2 great actors perform in a play that may now seem outdated but is very romantic still.

Don't see it if you can't deal with the raw sexuality and sensualness.

Also This revival should have done better. It was wonderful.

73
Road Show
Midtown W
Flawed, Great singing

See it if you are a Sondheim fan and want to see what could be his last new work.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about the show or need the honest history shown.

70
Reduced, Great writing

See it if you want to see this problematic show live.

Don't see it if you are concerned with a production that focuses on assumptions you already know the piece and yet has to "reinvent".

75
Do I Hear a Waltz?
Midtown W
Romantic, Great singing

See it if you are a Rodgers and/or Sondheim fan and want to know why this is a "Why?" musical. Yes, it's flawed but a beautiful piece.

Don't see it if you want to see HAMILTON.

91
Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a lover of slice of life plays. I can't explain fully why these plays about regular people move me so but they do.

Don't see it if you aren't ready for your heart to hurt a little.

91
Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a lover of slice of life plays. I can't explain fully why these plays about regular people move me so but they do.

Don't see it if you're not ready to give yourself to these.

91
Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a lover of slice of life plays. I can't explain fully why these plays about regular people move me so but they do.

Don't see it if you're not ready for a play that is easy.

92
The Michaels
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a lover of theatre and true ensemble acting. Time flies when you see any of these "Rhinebeck" plays.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to truly focus. If you have any hearing issues get a device because the dialogue is at real voice levels.

80
Entertaining

See it if you love the Dickens Christmas story and want to see an interesting take on it.

Don't see it if you're a real life Scrooge--or don't mind if two leads are out at the show you bought tickets for.

Also I did enjoy this overall despite TWO of the Ghosts being out so the un... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of the playwright (and you should be). Gritty, intense and funny sometimes too!

Don't see it if you aren't ready for a fully realized work and can't handle seeing an emotional piece.

78
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of the piece and want to see this work attempted in a new way. Douglas Sills always charms.

Don't see it if you want an accurate story of the cinematic legends (the musical never was) and/or are not a fan of the work hoping to be converted.