Bobby Baby

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
Reviews (302)
81
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 30th, 2022

See it if you want to see a Hugely talented cast in a very challenging piece of theater.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to serious matters of sexual abuse and suicide. This is not a light piece.

72
During previews
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant
November 29th, 2022

See it if you want to see how innocent teens get swept up in an evil political party. It may seem bland as you watch but boy can you be horrified.

Don't see it if you don't want to see what can be fiercely political.

76
During previews
Great singing, Funny, Fluffy
November 29th, 2022

See it if you like musical comedy with an update to the film with some talented cast members.

Don't see it if you want more in a show or are uneasy about an old film "modernized" and very PC. Still it's being adjusted in previews.

Also I overheard someone say as I was leaving "It's fun! The songs all soun... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing
November 29th, 2022

See it if you're a Neil Diamond fan & don't mind jukebox biogs. A smart way to tell the story, great leads & a supremely talented & diverse ensemble.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Diamond's music or into a jukebox bio.

Also I'm not a big fan of him as a performer and like some of his songs. Bu... Read more Read less

76
The Bandaged Place
Midtown W
Riveting, Full of heart, Intense, Moving
November 22nd, 2022

See it if an intense piece about picking up the pieces after a traumatic relationshop & your family trying to help (and the impact on them).

Don't see it if you don't want to see shows in development on a heavy topic. There are also adult violence situations (not shown onstage).

79
During previews
Becky Nurse of Salem
Upper W Side
Quirky, Fun, Entertaining
November 22nd, 2022

See it if you're a D O'Connell or Sarah Ruiz fan. Who else could combine the Salem witch trials/The Crucible with addiction, women's issues AND humor

Don't see it if you want a well made play or aren't will to put "the pieces of the puzzle" together.

75
Unique, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious
November 22nd, 2022

See it if you want super talented actors & are willing to be patient with a unique piece about the mundane getting destroyed by society--funny AND sad

Don't see it if you aren't ready for a very sad piece--plus there is lots of discussion/obsession about suicide. And you aren't into High absurdism.

70
Only Gold
Midtown W
2nd act trouble, Great choreography, Off beat
November 10th, 2022

See it if you love choreography, the dancing is wonderful.

Don't see it if you want a valid plot and don't want to deal with problematic lyrics. I was interested until the 2nd act started.

75
My Broken Language
Midtown W
Profound, Great acting, Entertaining
November 10th, 2022

See it if a human play of memory, family, movement and music taken place in Latinx Philadelphia.

Don't see it if you want a literal piece or aren't comfortable with a woman coming of age.

79
Moving, Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing
November 6th, 2022

See it if you want to see an original play w/music of a father sacrificing & 2nd story of his son being himself while trying to gain his father's love

Don't see it if you aren't into monologues alternating with music.

Also I was not in a good mood to see this and my relationship with my fathe... Read more Read less

79
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Edgy, Unique, Ambitious, Great acting
November 6th, 2022

See it if you want a different sort of play with the dread of sickness (written Pre Covid!) that has humor, can be a little scary and yet be lovely.

Don't see it if you don't want to have to think or be stimulated. Or aren't into abstract story telling.

Also This is beautifully done and not overly polished. Just go in being rea... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Where We Belong
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought provoking, Human
November 6th, 2022

See it if you want to see some great storytelling about dealing with one's destroyed culture while trying to love her chosen field. Heartbreaking.

Don't see it if you aren't thrilled with one person shows/monologues. Or don't want to deal with a person whose culture was destroyed by colonialism.

90
During previews
Moving, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing
November 6th, 2022

See it if you want to see a beautiful, funny, heartbreaking and wonderful show about living in the moment. Go NJ!

Don't see it if you don't want to see some health issues taken lightly or need something more political. Or HAMILTON.

90
Parade
Midtown W
Riveting, Great singing, Relevant
November 6th, 2022

See it if you want to see a great musical about America with a full orchestra. Have your heart ready.

Don't see it if You don't read up a little on the history of the Leo Frank case so you can follow along. Or you don't want to think and be concerned.

70
Entertaining, Great singing
November 6th, 2022

See it if you're a fan of the film or are of a certain age with a loving nostalgia for 70's Rock. And just want to have some fun.

Don't see it if you are expecting a "woke" musical. Or HAMILTON.

60
Frustrating, Over conceptualized, Good acting
October 25th, 2022

See it if you have never seen a production and want to see a Great Play.

Don't see it if you are tired of Concepts added to a play that doesn't need them; or don't want to be shamed for being in the audience.

91
During previews
A Man of No Importance
East Village
Moving, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing
October 25th, 2022

See it if you want to see a lovely revival of a wonderful show about human beings without over conceptualizing. Be ready to tear up at the Whole Cast.

Don't see it if you need every show to have "concepts" and be "woke" and political. Or you want to see HAMILTON.

70
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 20th, 2022

See it if you can be patient absorbing what is going on as 3 talented actors play 6 different people. It's very moving and unique.

Don't see it if You want a fun filled and relaxing show where you don't have to think.

54
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Pretentious, Disappointing, Indulgent
October 20th, 2022

See it if you want a modern take on the show with an overall very talented cast.

Don't see it if don't want to be confused as to why so many concepts were overlayed onto this. Or *surprise* you want a modern take on this? See HAMILTON.

69
Peerless
Midtown E
Fat-shaming, Dark, Clever, Great acting
October 14th, 2022

See it if Clever concept reusing MACBETH. Great acting.

Don't see it if A little slow. And fat-shaming, the last permitted prejudice. I have a thing about rodents so that may have marred my judgement.

83
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
October 14th, 2022

See it if you want a heartbreaking story about a man learning to redeem himself tempered by the Afghan refugee life and experience. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if you are very sensitive to implied violence or can't deal with people oppression.

88
Moving, Must see, Riveting, Resonant
October 14th, 2022

See it if you want to open your mind with a play about 4 people with different "flaws/living needs" & how they each deal/or accept them. So moving!

Don't see it if you don't want to think or be moved.

80
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Emotional, Human, Moving, Great writing, Absorbing
October 14th, 2022

See it if you want to see great acting about dealing with sickness with humor.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to deal with raw emotions about cancer in a serious situation.

91
Absorbing, Moving, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting
October 14th, 2022

See it if What a moving and intelligent play. Run to see it and bring tissues.

Don't see it if you want flashy musical comedy (and aren't willing to read a little first). Or you want to see HAMILTON.

80
american (tele)visions
East Village
Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant
September 28th, 2022

See it if you want an unconventional format in a story about just trying to breathe with the family you have and become.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to face a no intermission play that can be repetitious and sometimes drag; or if you want everything spelled out for you.

75
Patience (2st)
Upper W Side
Unusual, Absorbing, Great acting
August 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see an ambitious and very cerebral work by a new playwright.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to deal with a work in progress.

78
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious
August 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see something that will make you think in its format while telling of love and immigrant heartbreak in a touching manner.

Don't see it if you want to be "spoonfed" and aren't ready for to go beyond the norm.

78
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Young adult, Cute, Entertaining
August 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to see a lovely musical dealing with magic & young adult angst in a lovely way.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a work that needs some editing. But go to support that people should always be reading!

77
Better than city center, Entertaining, Great writing
August 2nd, 2022

See it if The show is still such a star; I did have some production problems but my mind got changed much by some expert casting that was lovely!

Don't see it if you are a fan of the original & can't bear to watch a "bare bones" production. And/or aren't ready for a "screaming rock-concert" audience.

Also See this for Divine Phillipa Soo as Cinderella; I swoon to her.... Read more Read less

85
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Moving, Intelligent, Quirky, Profound, Unique
August 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to be stimulated with a play that doesn't spoonfeed and makes you THINK. Real, flawed & Human people trying to understand life.

Don't see it if you aren't in a patient state to see characters breathe. It is not for everyone.

Also I'm in the minority I expect but I really liked & was moved by this. I... Read more Read less

76
Cliched, Fluffy, Banal
August 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to simply be entertained with a talented cast. And are a fan of Billy Crystal.

Don't see it if you are looking for more substance or a modern style musical. I don't see the need for music in this piece. Not that it's bad it's just...

75
Snow in Midsummer
East Village
Interesting, Ambitious, Quirky
June 19th, 2022

See it if you are looking for an unusual work that moves at a calm pace that is mystery-human-ghost story-revenge-justice. Just stay with it.

Don't see it if you don't want to pay full attention or want to deal with emotions.

85
POTUS
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious
June 19th, 2022

See it if you want a couple hours of hilarious fun seeing an amazing cast.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to see a comedy. Or can't deal with women being their strong selves. Or want to see HAMILTON.

70
During previews
Corsicana
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Slow
June 19th, 2022

See it if you want a different experience in a play with talent.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to be a little uncomfortable at the pacing and style of a quite off beat play.

69
Soft
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious
June 19th, 2022

See it if you want to know more about correctional school students trying to cope and keep it real.

Don't see it if you get annoyed by either strange "coincidences" or can't accept a play that has problems with the end of it.

76
Human, Overrated, Raunchy, Ambitious
June 8th, 2022

See it if Kind of important to see a young Black gay fat man dealing with being all that & wanting to be creative while family and love/sex are beyond

Don't see it if There is a lot of frank sex talk & it's hard to hear a song as long as "AIDS is God's Punishment!" Political? Yes. Pulitzer? Hmm.

70
Overrated, Ambitious, Slow
June 8th, 2022

See it if you want good acting in a show that's a cross between WAITING FOR GODOT & THE BREAKFAST CLUB.

Don't see it if you don't want to see once more that All white people should be shamed. Or see a Black person be called for not being "Black enough".

81
During previews
Profound, Great writing, Great acting
May 30th, 2022

See it if you want to see 3 generations of gay men dealing with how they deal/dealt with their nature as the elder looks at the end of his life & more

Don't see it if you can't deal with the tough humanity of loving your family with flaws or in adult matters.

90
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking
May 30th, 2022

See it if you want to see great acting in a piece that looks like it's about city politics but it's so much more. DON'T READ ANY MORE ABOUT IT!!

Don't see it if you only want a ha-ha comedy and not want to deal with human flaws and such.

81
Moving, Great acting, Funny, Raunchy
May 25th, 2022

See it if you want a funny & moving musical about a special person growing up with flaws--like us all--& finding her star. With potty mouthed pros.

Don't see it if you don't want crassness or comedy mixed with sadness. Or have no heart.

76
Cliched, Ambitious, Likeable cast, Entertaining
May 25th, 2022

See it if a classic(if very flawed) musical done pretty well with lots of talent. The leading lady gives 110% to deliver. The leading man is hot.

Don't see it if it's always had a flawed book; the sets are terrible, some staging annoyances. So the leading lady isn't Barbra; who is or could be?

79
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
May 25th, 2022

See it if you want to see some great acting as you see a family trying to survive a 20th Century Massacre. Some great actors in multiple roles.

Don't see it if Act I is lengthy & serious and Act II goes off in some bizarre directions. But worth it.

75
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
May 25th, 2022

See it if you want a wacky variant on Shakespeare & can forgive some gay & racial stereotypes.

Don't see it if you want more in a Pulitzer Prize winning play and/or can be annoyed at a non-earned ending.

91
Human, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting
May 15th, 2022

See it if you want to see a very Human play that will deeply move you.

Don't see it if you are heartless or want something "jolly". Or HAMILTON.

73
New Golden Age
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant
May 15th, 2022

See it if you want to rock your brain about seeing how powerful an Alexa like product can do much to destroy humanity while trying to be good.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to not be "spoon fed" from a flawed and slow-starting piece. Or aren't ready for some heartbreak.

74
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging
May 15th, 2022

See it if you want to think in an intelligent fashion dealing with political censorship, greed and family along with the questions of translation.

Don't see it if you aren't ready to truly focus as there are a myriad of subplots. Worth it but be ready.

71
Attempts to be woke, Entertaining, Great writing
May 15th, 2022

See it if you want to hear the original orchestrations for one of Sondheim & Lapine's best.

Don't see it if you can't forgive some inaccuracies to this production that don't match the libretto. Or love the original too much.

75
During previews
Some typical themes, Ending needs work, Very "inside theatre" based, Well acted
April 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see four talented people in a play about Show Business and being a Theatre Fan while comparing being female to being gay.

Don't see it if you fear not knowing lot of "theatre fan" trivia throughout. Seeing which group "belittles" which by right.

75
During previews
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overdone staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Quirky
April 27th, 2022

See it if you want to see a well done acting of a Shakespeare classic.

Don't see it if you are a little zonked by "modern" concepts added to simplify Shakespeare along with (to me) an overdone comraderie at the end.

80
During previews
Absurd, Great staging, Ambitious
April 18th, 2022

See it if you want to see a wonderfully extravagant production of a very absurd play--concepts were NOT added; they were always there! Go with it!

Don't see it if you don't know anything about the play & aren't willing to get mildly perplexed at times. But it's very out there and worth seeing!