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Bobby Baby

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
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Reviews (76)
Preview glassmenagerie
83
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Bad concept, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you want to see an American Theatre Classic beautifully acted

Don't see it if you don't know this play or want to see a stripped down production.

Also This has what I call the "Ivo Von Howe" Syndrome--do a play without sc... Read more Read less

Preview rsz 1rsz evening at the talkhouse
60
Good acting, Dull, Challenging, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you want to see an ensemble piece that appears to be theatre motivated but turns highly political.

Don't see it if you want a clear plot or some kind of message with no pretense. There's a lot of wasted talent on that stage/area.

Preview linda
69
During previews
Relevant yet predictable, Great acting, Banal

See it if you want to see the immensely talented Janie Dee and a good cast. And have interest in women's issues.

Don't see it if you have no interest in women's issue or want to see a non-hackneyed version of an older woman needing to make choices.

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78
During previews
In progress, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are open to seeing a very adult show with dark themes that doesn't spoon feed.

Don't see it if you are bringing people under 21 and want just a "happy nonsense" show. Or a finished musical. Or HAMILTON.

Also I can't decide how I feel--great acting on a tough subject matter but ... Read more Read less

Preview img 0010
82
Yen
Great acting, Bleak, Intense

See it if you want a play that challenges you yet still can have humor with intense acting (even if the premise is not unique).

Don't see it if you aren't ready to commit for 2 1/2 hours. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Preview the liar white
77
Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're in the mood for what is probably a fun night of theatre.

Don't see it if my opinion is a bit biased by my sitting in an uncomfortable seat.

Preview 800x1200 jitney
95
During previews
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great and HUMAN play, one of the best in American Theatre.

Don't see it if you don't want to see absorbing theatre. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Preview master harold white 2
85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see some great and intense acting.

Don't see it if you have seen previous productions or its datedness.

Preview notes from the field white
85
Must see, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Master Craftsperson Anna Deavere Smith show how education goes hand-in-hand with the rise in prison terms/systems.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows. Or don't want to see racial equality. Or rather see HAMILTON.

Preview dps white
79
During previews
Profound, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you're a fan of the movie or want to see Jason Sudeikis live with lots of talent.

Don't see it if you don't want to see the story again or not see realistic pacing with minimalist design.

Preview sweat white
75
For a previous production
Not as good as skeleton crew, Good acting

See it if you want to see great acting.

Don't see it if you can't deal with another plant-closing play or a heartbreaking ending.

Preview oh hello
74
Somewhat funny, Ok, Indulgent

See it if You want to see comedians playing older New Yorkus in a wacky and sometimes improved way.

Don't see it if you want substance from a show.

Preview alltheways
73
Frustrating, Great acting, Overrated

See it if you want to see Judith Light performing her craft.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one person shows or feel playwright Neil LaBute trivializes women. Or dealing with a delicate sexual situation.

Preview unnamed
92
Great acting, Profound, Must see, Charming

See it if you're a Horton Foote, Hallie Foote &/or Harriet Harris fan. Moving and full of charm.

Don't see it if you want FLASH or POP or sexyness. I wish the 3rd part had the other characters from Parts 1 & 2 back.

Preview spamilton white
96
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Edgy

See it if you want to have a helluva a lot of fun seeing a spoof of theatre. It helps to know about HAMILTON without having seen it or be a SUPERFan.

Don't see it if you've never seen a show. Or are a crazy HAMILTON fan who thinks anyone who says anything bad about the show should DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preview 82854 2
77
Great acting, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you want to see one man create a full sensory experience by himself.

Don't see it if you can't deal with a long monologue. Or with a childish interruptions that destroy the experience.

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83
During previews
Moving, Thought-provoking, Dated

See it if you've never seen either of these shows and want to see a talented show revisited.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a sung-through show or gay people or a dated show.

Also I've never been a fan of either show BUT this revival brings out some ... Read more Read less

Preview aladdinnov180
82
Kid friendly, Cliched, Funny

See it if you want to see the beloved Disney movie live on stage and can deal with kids.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or can't deal with families and children out of control.

Preview frontpage
95
Great acting, Dated, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic play with no PC edits and full of laughs and great acting.

Don't see it if you can't deal with a play that is not sexist (it's of its time) and don't want to laugh.

Preview heisenberg
90
During previews
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an unusual and, dare I say it, moving love story.

Don't see it if you are annoyed with tons of dialogue and have to envision sets.

Preview matilda1802
90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want an Adult kind of "family musical" with a knockout score from the wonderfully evil wit of Roald Dahl.

Don't see it if you want a "la la" show with no children. Or HAMILTON.

Preview chicago
82
Delightful, Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Dated

See it if you want to see what great choreography is in a revamped version of a brilliant and classic 70's musical.

Don't see it if you expect flashy sets and costumes or are unsure of the "stunt casting". Or you want to see HAMILTON.

Preview blue man group tubes
90
Quirky, Original, 90's-esque but timeless, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want to experience wonder and humor & want to bond with some huge talents and the audience.

Don't see it if you want a traditional show, are shy of audience participation or have a problem with flashing lights. Or want to see HAMILTON.

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84
Entertaining, Dated, Funny

See it if you haven't seen the show yet and want to have some saucy fun.

Don't see it if you had previously seen it on Broadway, it has become quite dated is some ways.

Preview kinkybootsnew180
84
Entertaining, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you want to see a musical with warmth and heart.

Don't see it if you can't forgive some Act II plot contrivances that worked better in the original movie.

Preview manfromnebraska
87
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you've ever doubted or regretted any of your life choices on a personal or religious level. Or see a deep play about the human condition.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to think--and feel--without spoon feeding.

Also This should be called COUPLE FROM NEBRASKA because Annette O'Toole is ... Read more Read less

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71
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Gimmicky, Pretentious

See it if you want to see 70's "experimental" theatre in action. Or you want to see a morality play done with lots and I mean LOTS of humor.

Don't see it if you aren't into gimmicky theatre. Or being talked down to.

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82
Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Checkov in a modern style with great actors (I do recommend reading the history of this play first just in case).

Don't see it if you don't want to see a 3 hour play or have the patience to LISTEN carefully to non-American accents. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Preview big river
74
Overrated, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of the show.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the show or feel this doesn't belong at Encores. Or you want to see HAMILTON.

Preview 299518
74
During previews
Well-acted, Slow, Predictable

See it if you want to see two actors work very hard.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a work-in-progress that is reminds you too much of a play that starred Uta Hagen or Maria Tucci or Linda Lavin.

Preview candide white
90
Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Funny

See it if City Opera came back on a high note with this slightly edited "Opera Version" of the much maligned CANDIDE. What a great cast giving all!

Don't see it if you wanted to see a simply "la la" show. Or HAMILTON.

Preview in transit
70
Sweet, Fluffy, Banal

See it if you want a nice show with some talented people that has some New York references.

Don't see it if you're not into an a capella show, you want to see a show with regular people or tired of seeing all the pretty people have a happy ending.

Preview rudolph white
87
Fluffy, Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you are in a Christmas mood and want to see a different family show that you already know you will love if you've seen the TV version.

Don't see it if you hate Christmas. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also Look, you should know what to expect by seeing the logo. It's just suc... Read more Read less

Preview hoipolloi
84
Ambitious, Lovely, Entertaining

See it if want to see a probably never-to-be-seen Noel Coward world premiere musical that may not be perfect but is so entertaining.

Don't see it if you only want to see shows like HAMILTON.

Also Musicals Tonight! once more entertains and gives good history done wit... Read more Read less

Preview love letter white
78
Delightful, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of the pint sized monster talent that is Kristin.

Don't see it if You aren't into concerts or were expecting her to do her hits--or quite a few Broadway songs.

Also Don't get me wrong, I totes adore her. But she seemed a little out of ... Read more Read less

Preview keyart 01
90
Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see masterful acting in a great play. Hate the set & some of the direction but McTeer & Schreiber make up for it in spades.

Don't see it if you want a BANG-ZOOM kind of show & don't want to listen.

Preview rsz plenty
78
Intelligent, Great acting, Slow

See it if you want to see a super-talented cast deal with a difficult play. Hunky Corey Stoll is so good at his craft that he turns into a nerdy self

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with disjointed scenes out of a proper time sequence or a frustrating overpraised play.

Preview final
81
Ambitious, Slow, Great acting

See it if to see a Talented cast being a family during 3 different decades.

Don't see it if you can't deal with a slow pace & some questionable aspect with some characters that are not completely likeable.

Preview vietgone
87
During previews
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see an immigrant experience from a side you may not know. And have a good and moving time.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to focus a little while watching & can't accept it's not perfect.

Preview cherry orchard
57
Frustrating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you are a fan of Diane Lane, Joel Grey or Harold Perrineau who work hard to come across well.

Don't see it if you are a fan of the play & don't want to see an overconceptual & badly translated play.

Also This broke my heart; it's my favorite Checkov play & the concept and t... Read more Read less

Preview cats
75
Overrated, Indulgent, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love the show and/or already know all the lyrics. Or need to see what all the fuss is about. Or don't want to think.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the show & are hoping this will be different from the original production.Or hope to be moved by whoever goes to heaven.

Preview waitress
85
Moving, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if a great score with a female positive image and love the movie.

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with domestic abuse softened from what is in the film.

Preview fiddlerlogo
87
Frustrating, Great acting, Profound, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if to see a classic musical with a super talented cast that includes a few innovations.

Don't see it if you want to just see the show in a classic way and can get frustrated by some of the director's new "concepts".

Preview life white
60
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Deceptive

See it if you want to see the talented David Hyde Pierce.

Don't see it if you're a very sensitive person. PH's synopsis of the play is very deceptive.

Preview rtc holidayinn cast
79
During previews
Fun, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to be entertained and want a good old fashioned show with great Irving Berlin songs and some great choreography.

Don't see it if You want a serious play and must have everything be logical.

Preview the fantasticks
81
Delightful, Romantic, Classic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a classic show that doesn't need any "pyrotechnics" to present a beautiful love story.

Don't see it if you want flash & panache & over-the-topness. Or you want to see HAMILTON.

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61
Slow, Overrated, Intense, Dated, Dizzying

See it if you like the idea of non-pitched percussive music being done on non-traditional equipment. I personally prefer some tunes in shows I see...

Don't see it if you aren't ready for a LOUD show that may get tedious in its sound and stuff.

Preview onyourfeet
87
Refreshing, Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a good time at the theatre hearing classic Miami rock & want to be moved by a talented artist's story. Just fun and moving.

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

Preview rsz cleopatra white
95
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are lucky enough to have tickets to a fun valentine to film classics.

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

Preview rsz antliawhite
60
Frustrating, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you don't mind unexplained and uncleared situations or see the always talented Anne Parrise.

Don't see it if You get frustrating by seeing a play that has tons of voiceovers and is incoherent.