Bobby Baby

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
Reviews (154)
Preview oklahoma mobile 04
48
Pretentious, Insipid, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to be "in the know" and see how a classic of musical theatre was decimated.

Don't see it if you know this won't be a traditional version of the show but are hopeful that the reimagining will be logical and true to its spirit.

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90
Profound, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an intelligent look at how racism was & is still prevalent with a dedicated female ensemble.

Don't see it if you're looking for a "spoon feeding" or a play that is a light entertainment. Or HAMILTON.

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83
Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to see an older British play revived with a talented cast.

Don't see it if you think it's all so precious.

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71
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a play dealing with modern life and the disappointments of work issues.

Don't see it if you wanted to see a feel good play.

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66
Disappointing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in a play that goes WAY off in another direction.

Don't see it if you only want to see coherent plays without Pinteresque pauses.

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67
Dizzying, Great acting, Banal

See it if you wanted to see a talented ensemble do what they can to make a new play cohesive.

Don't see it if you prefer plays with a linear style.

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57
Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if you want to see the great Sondheim/Weidman musical with some talented people.

Don't see it if you want to see a great PRODUCTION. Once more, edited to death and non-comprehensible if you don't know the show already.

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79
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a great show and/or are a fan of Sondheim and/or want to see something political.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the show--this production has some problems.

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85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you wanted to see a lovely version where you don't need to "study" ahead of time. It may be a little wacky for some but still...

Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare a little more traditional.

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Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a moving play that tells a human side of the Italian-American experience in the early 60's along with forbidden love.

Don't see it if you have no heart or (in all seriousness) you can't deal with loud noises.

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80
Talented cast, Frustrating, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love/respect musical theatre & want to see some classics you may or may not know for a thrilling evening.

Don't see it if you don't like musical revues and can get frustrated by some incoherancies.

Also I am a big fan of Mr Prince and how do you show what a great director ... Read more Read less

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67
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a talented group of actors come together to play a family.

Don't see it if you can be confused by a play with shifting times and feels very long.

Preview anastasia1
85
Moving, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you loved the animated film but want to see a better version of it. Or want a sweeping & romantic show with a talented cast.

Don't see it if you're an old bore & only want the reality of what happened to these characters. Or want to see HAMILTON. Or both.

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83
Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an absorbing reaction to THE SCARLETT LETTER (just read a mini-synopsis 1st) with music. Christine Lahti=Perfection

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with Very Adult themes with music.

Also I had loved the play when first done at the Public in the late 90's an... Read more Read less

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84
Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you know the play and want to see a delightful & concise version with a very talented cast.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or you love complete Shakespeare or you hate concepts.

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During previews
Quirky, Intense, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if you know this play and want to see a varying concept/presentation of it as a screwball comedy.

Don't see it if you don't know the play and don't like having to pay attention as actors play multiple roles.

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74
Advice driven, Fluffy, Monotonous, Cliched

See it if you like monologues done by some talented people. Or are a fan of Cheryl Strayed.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of a show that's non-narrative and is only monologues. Or see something dealing with advice columns.

Preview the golden apple
87
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you care at all about Classic musical theatre. It's a most eclectic piece that needs a great cast & creative team.

Don't see it if you don't care for musical theatre or through singing.

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82
Relevant, Moving, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see moving acting from Lili Taylor, Celia Weston...Janeane Garofalo is good as well in this bittersweet comedy about caregiving.

Don't see it if you were not a fan of the original show or don't want to deal with family illness. Or want to see HAMILTON.

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94
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a moving and human play looking into historic theatre.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play dealing with Jewish and/or LGB culture. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also Anyone who loves or respects the theatre needs to see this if one hasn... Read more Read less

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65
Mental tricks, Somewhat entertaining, Cliched

See it if you can totally succumb to mind tricks and psychological moments.

Don't see it if you want something more from an evening. Or don't like being deceived in the wrong way.

Also I may not be one to offer a non-biased opinion. IF I had been picked a... Read more Read less

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88
Moving, Must see, Riveting, Resonant

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

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

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75
Ambitious, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well known show revised.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan. Or want to see HAMILTON.

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84
Wonderful orchestra, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to hear a darn great score with a Full Orchestra & Glenn Close at her peak.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the show or can't forgive some pitch issues by Close.

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95
Riveting, Epic, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want a unique theatrical experience in one of the best shows of the year.

Don't see it if you don't want to think a bit, be absorbed by a show or dislike a bit of audience involvement. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also The plot is simple--if you read about it first so do so! Epic and wond... Read more Read less

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85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a better version of DEAR EVAN HANSON crossed with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and want some fun.

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

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25
Disappointing

See it if you don't care if they bastardize a classic novel and beloved film.

Don't see it if you love the classic novel and film (the FIRST ONE please!). This is just mean spirited.

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83
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a moving play dealing with LBGT issues versus organized religion.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a playwright's first play with emotional issues.

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81
Diluted concept!, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Stephen Sondheim & Hugh Wheeler's classic is almost always worth seeing.

Don't see it if you don't know the show. Once more, everything is reduced and you have to know the show ahead of time! Aargh!

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78
Entertaining, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a HUMAN play that may have flaws but can be moving.

Don't see it if you sense it may be sitcomy at times.

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72
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a Suzan-Lori Parks play with a great cast.

Don't see it if you need to be told everything at every moment. Or want a more coherant production.

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69
Pretentious, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you love Shakespeare and/or Oscar Isaac. There was a lot of talent onstage.

Don't see it if you are tired of re-adapted Shakespeare where you better know EVERYTHING about a play going in so that the double casting doesn't bother.

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82
Must see, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you want a laugh, particularly with today's politics. Pray it comes back!

Don't see it if you don't want to see farce.

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71
Cliched, Great acting

See it if you like plays about life with time questions and "what ifs".

Don't see it if you like your plays to be a bit more concise.

Preview war paint1
86
Perfect star(s) vehicle, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if an thoroughly entertaining star driven musical full of everything you would want while learning some history. LuPone & Ebersole = Heaven

Don't see it if you expect this show to be perfect. Oh who cares, it's just good fun and GOOOOO!

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66
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you wanted to see a talented ensemble dealing with a family drama.

Don't see it if you didn't realize what a heartbreaking family play this is (the advertising was very deceptive). The "Follies" like climax moved me.

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79
Banal, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to support transgender performers in a play dealing with being transgender in these times.

Don't see it if While there are breakthroughs there is much of a "well-made play" about it touched with some Jean Brodie.

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53
Overrated, Slow

See it if I really don't know who should see it, the show comes across as so mean to me. But Friedman & Dunagan are great as usual.

Don't see it if I don't get the raves; I found it slow at times and eternally slow at other times.

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68
Pretentious, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a strange discussion of what the Bible should be as three writers of note babble all about it.

Don't see it if you don't like babbly plays that are nearly monologues.

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86
During previews
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great ensemble perform a semi-classic play that can still be pertinent today. But there is some realististic pacing...

Don't see it if you don't want to see a family drama or a family ruined. Or you want a fast pacing play or Hamilton.

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70
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy, Semi-amusing

See it if you are a fan of Jason Alexander or Sherie-Rene Scott. The first half hour is fun.

Don't see it if you want a comedy that's totally amusing, makes sense and is not stereotypical. The playwright is also the director, ai.

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100
Epic patti concert for the ages

See it if you want an incredible evening about an Epic Artist.

Don't see it if you don't like Patti (WHAAAAAAA)? Or would rather see HAMILTON.

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Wonderful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a classic from the musical theatre revised in a loving & beautiful way.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a fun musical. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also Bette Midler is a hoot as you've heard. David Hyde Pierce is a perfect... Read more Read less

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During previews
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in modern topics by a great new playwright. You may not think you want to see another race play but you SHOULD.

Don't see it if you are interested in light, happy shows. Or HAMILTON.

Also From the playwright who wrote SKELETON CREW (I feel it's better than S... Read more Read less

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66
Indulgent, Banal, Overly ambitious

See it if I can't think of any reason; there was talent up there but...

Don't see it if you don't want to be frustrated by an odd experience with incohesion.

Preview six degrees
93
Human, Adult, Moving, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Great Theatre with a Supreme cast of leads. You will regret years from now not seeing Allison Janney's performance at least

Don't see it if No. GO SEE IT before it closes Sunday. It will stimulate you.

Also A crime that Janney was not nominated--we will now lose her to Hollywo... Read more Read less

Preview bella showscore
79
Fun, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you want to see a happier version of VENUS with great voices & quirky talent.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a potential "freak show" about big bootied gals. Or something conventional. Or HAMILTON.

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77
Great acting, Moving, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if you want to see a great performance by Rebecca Hall. You may get frustrated or confused but just stay with it.

Don't see it if you like everything explained up front or don't want to deal with a serious subject.

Also I understand if you don't want to read more about spoilers but I wonde... Read more Read less

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90
Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Splendid

See it if you want to see brilliant & comedic acting via the Masters Kevin Kline, Kate Burton and Kristine Nielson.

Don't see it if you don't want a classy & old fashioned comedy about a theatrical rake. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also Act I may seem a little slow (it's actually Act 1 and Act 2 Scene 1) b... Read more Read less

Preview littlefoxes
96
Must see, Relevant, Supreme acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great play done without any attempts to "improve" with 2 superior actors switching roles at different performances.

Don't see it if you have no appreciation for the classics. Or would rather a production attempt to "revise" it. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also You really need to try and see BOTH versions. Nixon and Linney have su... Read more Read less