Boseph

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  27 delighted to call play/musical seeing as one of my newly-adopted favorite hobbies
Reviews (103)
69
Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Dated

See it if Military humor that relies on audience interaction. Slapstick comedy with driven performance. Expect casual stereotyping

Don't see it if While entertaining to an extent, jokes are largely hit or miss. You learn some historical context but not much.

87
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if Brilliant use of a confined spaceship to propel essentially an one-woman show. Mesmerizing performance with powerful set design and effects

Don't see it if Just one person coping with how to survive in space. Very loud laser-beaming effects.

88
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense, Resonant

See it if Family values are under attack when you don’t know how to cope or conform. Quite moving performance with many complex cultural issues

Don't see it if Snippy sarcastic humor with slightly awkward chemistry between the actors.

Also The more I think about this play, the more impressive it feels. Throw ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Cliched

See it if Classic guilty pleasure kind of musical where high school drama meets scandalous dead bodies! Great energy and catchy songs

Don't see it if Starts slow and too high-pitched. Tackles on many high school stereotypes but comes a little shallow.

Also D-E-F-E-N-S-E! Mattie is the funniest ha

94
During previews
Ambitious, Profound, Great writing, Must see

See it if Excellent conversation-starter whilst being thoroughly mesmerizing. My brain is totally stimulated and all wired-up now!

Don't see it if You may be inclined to feel guilty and exposed by some twists but that just says about who you are as a person, right?

Also Friend and I have immensely enjoyed this play, definitely one of my fa... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Quirky, Refreshing, Cliched

See it if Goofy and wildly imaginative world that doesn’t take itself seriously and would be a fun detour for the family

Don't see it if Perfect example of how clever writing doesn’t always translates to a terrific performance. A little too tamed and silly to explore hell.

Also The “white lady” was essentially useless

80
Great singing, Seductive, Edgy

See it if Cunio steals the scene whenever he’s on with his voice, pure talent. Plenty of skin matched with pure athleticism

Don't see it if Whilst being totally engrossing, performance felt cluttered and distracted.

81
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if Faithful to the source that meets the expectations. Staging is definitely a wow factor.

Don't see it if If you thought the movie could’ve been better, you’d feel the same about this musical. Disclaimer: lots of little kids in the theater

Also When tickets say partial view, they aren’t kidding despite being in ro... Read more Read less

73
Awkward, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Easily relatable and funny. Breakups happen all the time but how do you find yourself again when you’ve been with someone for so long?

Don't see it if Erratic humor, largely hit or miss and sort of feels a little forced on the acting part.

76
During previews
Optimistic, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if Knowing who Ethel is will be huge. If not, you’re still in for an incredible vocal performance by all three actors. Oh man, they can sing.

Don't see it if Book of Mormon-esque, but much more tamed. Perhaps a touch too peppy and preachy about how to live a life.

92
During previews
Inspiring, Optimistic, Profound, Great singing, Funny

See it if A sweet city fairytale with full heart sure to make you leave the theater smiling, even teary a bit.

Don't see it if Nearly every line is sung, which surprisingly worked for me.

Also There are moments where you can’t help but to wonder, what’s my big pi... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Delightful, Seductive, Top choreography

See it if Everyone is so sleek and moves so well around the stage. Barely anything on the stage yet the spotlight on the actors is all you really need

Don't see it if Set is very minimalistic and not as flashy as you might expect. Musical can stand on its own but seeing movie definitely helps

82
Raunchy, Juicy, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if When a play starts with a highly graphic sex scene, you are in for a wild ride.

Don't see it if Abusive and questionable relationships with heavy southern accents. Basically not really role models.

Also Acting is phenomenal and very high-energy

84
Hilarious, Quirky, Delightful

See it if Hilarious and light take on the aftermath of expecting boys to just man it up like the rest of straight white men.

Don't see it if Toxic masculinity is a topic that could have been explored much deeper but this play barely touches the surface and leaves you hanging

Also I admit this play was way funnier than I had anticipated. Three sons a... Read more Read less

70
Great staging, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Be ready for a quite possibly one of the most intimate in-your-face experience you can have at a theater, if you opt for a table of course

Don't see it if Heavy accent with seemingly nonexistent audio system left me often distracted and confused. Seats were also not the most comfortable either.

Also Moderate energy with a weak opening and a strong finale.

66
Ambitious, Quirky

See it if Tackling porn addition with both love and hate. Animated characters keep you busy

Don't see it if I was struggling to understand Veronica as a person. Well actually all of them except Kate....with their uneasy cringing conversations

89
Stunning, Heartbreaking, Captivating

See it if A loving but flawed story about family that climaxes to an unforgettable finale. Carey is downright stunning

Don't see it if One-person show that heavily relies on your imagination and your capability to accept inconvenient facts about men

Also There was a moment where I forgot to breathe for a second. Danny and L... Read more Read less

87
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Imagine a chase between Tom and Jerry, who are both incredibly intelligent and insightful, while maitaining a sexual tension

Don't see it if Excellent script that can feel a little too wordy and preachy about how to lead a life

Also Loved how engaging the conversation was between these two poets, which... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Hilarious, Sassy, Absorbing, Dark

See it if Chaotic hissy catfights between variety of personalities from total drama queen to a depressing bipolar dud. Living room drama at its finest

Don't see it if Lively gays all acting out on their own terms as they play through a cruel twisted game. Some are stereotypical while some aren’t.

Also Essentially a real-time one-set play where pausing doesn’t exist. I am... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Confusing, Spectacular, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if Truly an experience like no other for better or worse. A dazzling spectacle backed up with acting that’s incredibly explosive and passionate

Don't see it if Multiple viewings or actual copy of the script would be needed to decipher the underlying message of each scene.

Also I really wanted to love this play and let this become my new favorite ... Read more Read less

66
Ambitious, Powerful, Awkward, Minimalistic

See it if Explosive payoff in the last few moments reveal the ugly hypocrisy of pretty much everyone involved including the deaf themselves

Don't see it if Joshua narrating/interpreting the entire play on behalf of her deaf lover is definitely a crowd splitter. Side characters are so bland

Also I can tolerate minimalistic set but once characters begin to fidget an... Read more Read less

20
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Uninspiring

See it if Sound is admittedly quite loud-more than enough to fill the entire theater and your eardrums

Don't see it if Excessively loud with too many high notes that utterly lack charm and depth. Why waste classical music as just throwaway transition pieces?

Also Desperately waited for the intermission to find exit home

90
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing, Original

See it if Absolutely unique with live folktale concert theater comedy coming out of a weird music box. Ben’s voice is phenomenal and versatile

Don't see it if Two main actors feel like an awkward subplot and immensely inferior to the charm and talent Ben brings to the table

Also 59E59 theater never disappoints. Highly entertaining spectacle that is... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Absorbing, Profound, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Masterfully narrates a national tragedy that quickly transforms into a big emotional ride with variety of hospitable personalities

Don't see it if No one really stands out despite everyone being above-average. One of the rare times where I wish this was two-act show instead of one.

Also A very tall gentleman in front of me blocking at least 30% of my view ... Read more Read less

62
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Relevant

See it if Baseball is your calling and an old-time hero that never got enough breaks to make it big intrigues you

Don't see it if Local theatre vibe with acceptable acting that never stirred any emotions out of me (except one scene with the audience). Heavy on affairs

80
During previews
Great staging, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if Fantastic set design & entryways with an intriguing BDSM premise to hook you in. Rather mature and insightful approach on taboo topic

Don't see it if Not as raunchy as you’d might expect. 4 actors work really well together but feels like they’re not hitting their full potential.

98
Enchanting, Great staging, Profound, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if Will exceed your high expectations. No time to think but to be awed at its grand scope, cleverness and charisma. Pure brilliance.

Don't see it if Definitely expensive.

Also I had not read the screenplay before seeing this play and I am glad I ... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Who knew a simple family gathering could be so completely engrossing and riveting? Fully developed characters and well worth the slow burn.

Don't see it if Much of the storylines don’t make much sense until later- arguably being both pros and cons. Overall tone is quite serious and dry

Also Just look up what IRA was and what they fought for.... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Hilarious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Oh boy, they weren’t kidding about big drama, bigger laughs. Wildly hilarious and what a sweet way to celebrate inclusiveness

Don't see it if Plenty (if not majority) of jokes revolve around the stars making fun of themselves being...well “gay”

Also Clever and subtle jabs at poking politics and ignorance while being ub... Read more Read less

73
Raunchy, Excruciating, New, Absorbing

See it if As intimate as you can get-literally. It’s hard not to be invested in the story when you are sitting so close to the scene.

Don't see it if I couldn’t figure out if we, the audience, should have responded more to the interactions, which left us all awkwardly smiling and nodding

Also Actor gave his all despite not having a full house, which made things ... Read more Read less

88
Thought-provoking, Intense, Clever, Resonant, Romantic

See it if Legitimately argues for pros and cons to concept of modern marriage through family dynamics that’s so believable and contemporary

Don't see it if The way events unfold may make you feel guilty for not believing in marriage.

75
Quirky, Funny, Dizzying

See it if A lighthearted and uncomplicated ride with actors constantly coming in hot from left and right. Easy, breezy, silly, victory-for-nice-guys

Don't see it if Production feels slightly unpolished with an uninspiring hero. Even at his worst day that keeps getting worse, I didn’t care much for him

94
During previews
Hilarious, Quirky, Delightful, Great writing

See it if You can’t help but to laugh and chuckle at all the little tantrum Urie throws on stage. Absolutely endearing from a hopeless gay romantic

Don't see it if You’ve come to see a play made for an actor who is openly a drag queen and flamboyant.

Also Ah the back room scene! Loved the way the play was broken into three s... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Intense, Violent, Brutal, Great acting

See it if Unforgettable murder mystery that keeps you guessing and anxious for some answers. Intense, raw, powerful and immsenly unpredictable.

Don't see it if Demands undivided attention as the story keeps twisting. Tolerance to gory violence is expected.

Also A quaint barn scene with mesmerizing performance from all four actors ... Read more Read less

89
Emotional, Profound, Relevant, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if Hype is real, get ready for an emotional ride of laughing and crying with these actors that make the best out of a worst possible tragedy

Don't see it if If you truly pause for a moment and think about what Evan is doing, it’s quite cruel and even evil.

Also A wonderful treat to see Michael Lee Brown, who’s an alternate, to per... Read more Read less

85
Sexy, Great choreography, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Plenty of naked butts with nonstop acrobatic seduction. And wow, the one lady in the show is pure talent.

Don't see it if No lines except the singing portion, expect plenty of male nudity with full flamboyance.

73
During previews
Calm, Composed, Boring, Great acting

See it if You are inspired by the story to sit through quite dry first couple acts.

Don't see it if Addmittedly I was tired but the play failed to give me much motivation to pay full attention until the every end.

91
Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if From the get-go, Shane completely draws you in and never lets you go. Such a tremendous performance. I felt like I grew up alongside him

Don't see it if Actor does have a noticeable Irish accent (quite tolerable however). Story itself does fall into typical wartime cliche.

Also A moving experience and his ample sweat across his forehead is well-ea... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Great story, Unique

See it if Is he a religious nut job or is he the nicest guy ever? Are the ladies crazy or are they completely right? Such a brilliant script!

Don't see it if Extreme ends of the spectrum in terms of religious faith may not be the targeted audience. One actress nearly swears every line by the way.

Also Kept thinking this could turn into a mini TV series and I’d definitely... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Charismatic, Refreshing, Funny

See it if Fiction and nonfiction blending together to make & break a relationship that appeared to have deeply affected the actor. Immensely intimate

Don't see it if Expect direct eye contact with a pace that demands undivided attention to fully appreciate where he is coming from.

Also This is what off-broadway is about. Tiny stage never feels small. Esse... Read more Read less

86
Hilarious, Raunchy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if Not one moment was boring. The dialogue just flows effortlessly and you can’t help but to ponder, love or lust or both? Am I superficial?

Don't see it if Technically legal but I am positive majority would frown and be disgusted at the thought, which is why this play works so much.

Also The chemistry between Idina and basically everyone else is so juicy an... Read more Read less

73
Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if Jukebox musical with songs you’ve come to hear plus a touch of the inside story about the gang

Don't see it if Your love for this musical depends on how much you’re willing to overlook for the songs

Also Narrative is there, the story is there, the stage is well made for off... Read more Read less

79
Tragic, Experimental, Great dancing

See it if Mesmerizing choreography (including ballet) meets conservative values

Don't see it if Unconditional love at the expense of reason and timeliness.

Also I feel like I saw a beginning and end of a relationship over and over ... Read more Read less

74
Entertaining, Refreshing, Cliched

See it if Goofy comedic gold that doesn’t take itself seriously, as it should be, that induces enough chuckles and twists

Don't see it if Sound quality was terrible and volume was way too low.

93
Absorbing, Great writing, Exquisite, Approachable

See it if Conversations that truly feel like...conversations, no complicated metaphors needed. Effortlessly natural and immensely captivating

Don't see it if Moral grounds for these four members of the law enformcent are seriously tested.

Also Each of the four actors have distinct accent, mannerisms, personalitie... Read more Read less

93
Aesthetically wonderful staging, Romantic, Profound, Awkward hilarious

See it if Phenomenal work on lighting/shadows and spinning stage that more than accentuates the unique musical atmosphere this show presents.

Don't see it if Majority of the humor relies on awkward language barrier and its frequent tender moments require too much absolute quietness from audience

Also I absolutely adore the artistic direction of this show. There was meti... Read more Read less

87
Hilarious, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if All giggles and laughs until the very last few moments-which might have just become one of my favorite endings. Brava Jaime!

Don't see it if Strong self-roasting and swearing humor that may have masked the underlying message this show is trying to tell you

Also Yeah she really could’ve been somebody

75
Masculine, Adorable kid, Cliched

See it if Catchy songs with a talented kid that shines through the crowd of macho gangs.

Don't see it if A little too superficial and dated with characters that don’t leave much of a lasting impression

88
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Warm and easy tropical vibe that brighten your mood with every song. No need to be analytical just relax and enjoy

Don't see it if Its arguably thin plot isn’t going to impress anyone expecting a huge twist or intricate character development.

Also Seeing Jimmy Buffett up on the stage singing maragritaville with the c... Read more Read less

88
Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if One of the many sides of war that never gets enough attention. Brilliant script raising fascinating questions

Don't see it if Slight awkward vibe between the cast that doesn’t hinder much except the character Mandy may feel too out of place for some

Also Set was exactly how I imagined two wartime photographer/journalist to ... Read more Read less