Bobby Baby

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
Reviews (166)
85
During previews
Dana H.
Gramercy
Graphic content, Riveting, Intense, Great acting

See it if the always brilliant Deidre O'Connell in a unique kind of show as she lipsyncs the playwright's mother talking of a sad & scary history.

Don't see it if you are very sensitive to hearing some graphically violent events--if she remembered correctly.

84
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a talented ensemble in a play with well-sung songs dealing with the 60's Sexual Revolution as it was.

Don't see it if you expect a full length musical and/or nudity/raunchiness or can't be patient with so pacing.

Also This was done with no attempts to "comment" on the times or as a parod... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intelligent, Details, Entertaining

See it if An interesting take on the classic story: one actor playing The Creature & (at times The Doctor) on nearly a bare stage w/a "chorus" of one.

Don't see it if You don't know the story at all. Or want to see a traditional version of the work.

89
Thoughtful, Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Laura Linney and want to see her at her personable best.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows Or shows with a clear ending; just let if flow if you go.

90
Intense, Edgy, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of Alanis Morrisette and/or want to see an intense evening of rock or a night of positive female empowerment. Open your mind!

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the artist (lyrics may be hard to catch on 1st listen) or want only a happy musical with no darkness.

90
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Moving, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like slice-of-life plays dealing with consumerism employees and/or liked THE FLICK and/or SKELETON CREW.

Don't see it if you need to completely comprehend every chracter and need a regular thru line.

Also I'm surprised by some of the criticism here. I think one gets the idea... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if A supremely talented ensemble performing a Pulitzer Prize winning play that will indulge your brain and heart.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for a serious play dealing with racism and an intensity.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

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.

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.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

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.

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

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!

78
The End of Longing
West Village
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Entertaining

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.

72
Venus
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting

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.

69
Ambitious, Indulgent, Pretentious

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.

82
Funny, Hilarious, Must see

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.

71
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Great acting, Cliched

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.

86
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Perfect star(s) vehicle

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!

66
Great acting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

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.

79
Charm
West Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Banal

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.

53
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated

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.

68
Disappointing, Pretentious

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.

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

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.

70
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Semi-amusing, Fluffy, Disappointing

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.

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.

91
Entertaining, Enchanting, Wonderful

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

79
The Shadow Box
East Village
Dated, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a revival of a Pulitzer Prized play dealing with the seriousness of terminal condition.

Don't see it if you want a happy evening or don't want to deal with serious health issues. Or can forgive some well meaning but not great acting in parts.

Also I'm not a fan of this play and the first act has some setup/Act I issu... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Complicated, Moving, Heart breaking, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a moving piece of theatre dealing with sensitive subjects.

Don't see it if You like your plays to be simple & don't want to have to delve or infer. Plus it's a very delicate subject matter.

75
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Feminist, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like a modernist take on DRACULA, mostly wonderfully written by Kate Hamill.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a pro-feminist piece in which the conclusion is all women are good and oppressed & all men are dumb or bad or evil.

82
Nostalgic, Campy, Funny, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Charles Busch & movie melodramas with a troupe of talented actors.

Don't see it if you don't get camp or understand why the leading lady is played by a man or must see epic, serious theatre. Or HAMILTON.

78
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Amusing, Strong acting overall, Cliched

See it if you want to see some great acting from a good cast, particularly Jane Alexander.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for cliches (Parents have lifes outside of their children! An upset gay guy brings a trick to his parent's home!)

69
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Too much offstage video, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you already know this classic show so you can add the invisible pieces back to this puzzle. The close to original orchestration will thrill.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of a LOT of action taking place offstage & seen thru the video wall. Choreography is very disappointing & acting varies.

Also There's at least 6 more weeks of previews. "Tony" was out & "Riff" has... Read more Read less

48
Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent, Insipid, Pretentious

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.

90
Memorare
Greenwich V
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

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.

83
The Roundabout
Midtown E
Delightful, Intelligent, Great acting

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.

71
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing

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.

66
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing

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.

67
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Banal, Great acting, Dizzying

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.

57
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Disappointing, Intelligent

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.

79
Assassins
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense

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.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

88
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting

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.

80
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Frustrating, Talented cast

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

67
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

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.

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Moving

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.

83
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

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

84
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

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.

77
During previews
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Quirky

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.

74
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Cliched, Monotonous, Fluffy, Advice driven

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.

87
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing

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.

82
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Moving, Relevant

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.