Bobby Baby

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love all sorts of theatre & go whenever I can.
Reviews (166)
88
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense

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

66
Overly ambitious, Banal, Indulgent

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.

88
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Resonant, Riveting, Must see, Moving

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.

75
Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious

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.

84
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Wonderful orchestra

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.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Riveting

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

95
Picnic
West Village
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you wanted to see Inge at his best. A company that just DOES THE PLAY and doesn't try to "fix" it.

Don't see it if you have to have a set.

80
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Talented cast

See it if you want to see the monster talents of Laura Osnes & Beth Leavel along with Corey Cott. A nice musical that's enjoyable--not a bad thing.

Don't see it if you want something revolutionary. Or HAMILTON.

Also Another title could be AN AMERICAN IN CLEVELAND--vets coming home & wi... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you like the play &/or movie, are a fan of JERSEY BOYS or just want to see a very New York show with Nick Cordero.

Don't see it if you want to see a conceptual show or one with concepts. Or HAMILTON.

92
Masterful, Powerful, Intense, Great acting

See it if a moving & professional revival of a classic American play. DO NOT MISS IT!

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

94
Turning Page
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to know about one of the greatest 20th Century actresses played by her daughter. Uncanny & Moving, if it's playing SEE IT!!

Don't see it if you're not into 1 person shows. Or don't want to know theatre history. Or want to see HAMILTON.

92
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you want to see the next Tony winner of Best Actress in a Play along with a funny & smart piece of theatre. All four are wonderful!

Don't see it if you don't care about the original play. Or anachronistic plays (even if you want to see HAMILTON).

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Delightful, Bubbly

See it if you want a fun old fashioned great time of a show.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for fun. Or want to see HAMILTON.

Also Great production values--and that annoyed me that more isn't usually d... Read more Read less

85
If I Forget
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if A moving well acted family drama dealing with Religious heritage, politics, and family secrets/trauma. Jewish based but universal.

Don't see it if you can't deal with aging parents with semi-selfish children who don't grow.

80
During previews
Clever, Amusing

See it if you are a fan of the movie and/or want to see the Super Hot Andy Karl in action.

Don't see it if you aren't ready for a good time, don't know the premise of the movie or deal with a handsome psychopath. Or want to see HAMILTON.

81
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to see a funny and entertaining show that teaches. Leguizamo is brilliant. I'm not a fan of 1 person shows but this one rocks.

Don't see it if you don't want to think when you see a show. Or want to see Hamliton.

82
During previews
Resinent, Great singing, Great acting, Rock opera, Thought provoking

See it if you enjoyed HERES LIKE LOVE or are a fan of Joan of Arc told in a way so that you don't get a lotta "spoonfeeding" of history. Or HAMILTON.

Don't see it if You like progressive rock shows but are intimidated by the subject manner. Or HATE when shows have anachronistic music (like HAMILTON).

Also I really don't understand some of the vitriol for this--shows like HAM... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Potential

See it if you want to see a new take on how to deal with a long term relationship with a good cast. Another show where you should stay for Act 2.

Don't see it if you can't deal with heaps of sexuality including polyamorous relationships (look it up).

95
During previews
Heartfelt, Excellent ensemble, Relevant, Must see, Human

See it if you want to see a moving and ORIGINAL musical to put your faith back in humankind during these troubled times. You'll kiss the cod (wink).

Don't see it if you can't deal with 9/11 (it's still hard for me) or want to see only a silly and happy musical. Or HAMILTON.

Also Even a semi-cynic like me was moved. This IS the Best New Musical. Get... Read more Read less

71
Dear World
Midtown E
Should see, Rarity, Quirky, Well meaning

See it if you are a lover of Musical Theatre and never seen this lesser known Jerry Herman shoulda been classic.

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with a bare bones production of a lush score with an extremely whittled down book.

83
During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Bad concept, Great writing, Intelligent

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

60
Indulgent, Slow, Challenging, Dull, Good acting

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.

69
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Banal, Great acting, Relevant yet predictable

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.

78
During previews
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, In progress

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

82
Yen
West Village
Intense, Bleak, Great acting

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.

94
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Masterful

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

93
Absorbing, Hilarious, Moving, Adult, Human

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

79
Quirky, Ambitious, Fun

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.

77
Animal
Chelsea
Edgy, Intelligent, Moving, Great acting

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

90
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Splendid, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful

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

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

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

78
For a previous production
Dizzying, Fluffy, Lengthy

See it if you want to see when an amateur company can't put a show together and want some laughs.

Don't see it if you aren't into cheap laughs and it does go on a bit too long.

71
Amelie
Midtown W
Cliched, Wasted talent, Disappointing

See it if you are a Phillipa Soo fan. Or love the movie (maybe).

Don't see it if you're not looking for a "Why?" musical (as in why was this turned into a musical?). The score sounded all the same which can be deadly.

Also It's a pleasant little show but so kind of "meh" despite a bunch of ta... Read more Read less

85
Classic, Delightful, Fluffy, Good acting

See it if you want to see a classic show with a brilliant score done very well. My favorite of theirs this season.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear a great score with great lyrics. Or want to see HAMILTON.

81
Great acting, Excellent score, Classic show

See it if you want to see a classic show with top notch performances.

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

80
The Profane
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought provoking, Relevant

See it if you want some food for thought about religion & its extremes--and perception about traditions vs modernism.

Don't see it if you expect a well-made play. Or HAMILTON.

77
The Outer Space
East Village
Wacky, Entertaining, Song-cycle, Non-plot driven

See it if you want to see something out of the ordinary. More song-cycle than traditional, I was surprised how entertained I was.

Don't see it if you not in the mood for a real "out there" show where you do need to pay a little attention. Or wanna see HAMILTON.

81
Great acting, Intelligent, Cliched

See it if you want to see a remarkably talent ensemble of 4 handle such a pensive yet funny play.

Don't see it if you are looking for something lively or light.

79
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Moving

See it if you want a show about being queer & middle aged with internet "dating" involving a REAL person (not a pretty twink or muscle) dealing w/love

Don't see it if you are homophobic or dislike formulaic plays.

82
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Well acted, Typical, Preachy, Moving

See it if you want to see great acting in a cautionary tale about love & legality that's frosted with humor.

Don't see it if you already saw the play NEXT FALL. Or are homophobic.

85
The New Yorkers
Midtown W
Delightful, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you love classic American Musical Theatre in its early form--crazy fun and at times illogical.

Don't see it if you can't have fun. Or want to see HAMILTON.

84
Louisiana Purchase
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a "forgotten musical" done really well.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared for a dated, topical show without sets or full orchestra. Or you want to see HAMILTON.

70
The Penitent
Chelsea
Well intentioned, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Mamet-esque

See it if you want to see some good acting overall & are prepared for a halting Mamet-esque style and writing. If you go, stay for Act II.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared to be puzzled and unsure thru much of the piece. Or want to see HAMILTON.

70
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Well meaning, Disappointing, Well acted, Great staging

See it if you want to see a well-acted visual spectacle with an unusual setup/idea that is well acted.

Don't see it if you want a play with full cohesiveness or valid character development.

69
During previews
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Cliched, Good acting

See it if you want to see a talented group.

Don't see it if you are concerned with 14 year old wanting sex and the results.

87
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

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

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

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.

82
The Present
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

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.

74
Big River
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

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.

74
During previews
Fade
West Village
Predictable, Slow, Well-acted

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.