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)
87
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Profound, Exquisite

See it if Mom know best except she really doesn’t but tries really hard anyway for her daughter. Brava! such an earnest and heartfelt performance.

Don't see it if First act admittedly starts slow and you probably won’t be able to resist her good old southern motherly charms to be hating on LGBTQ.

Also Just became my favorite one-person show ever. Cookies were lovely

88
Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if Super immersive theater experience due to its staging structure backed up with fabulously colorful and resonating performance

Don't see it if Chorus is somewhat mumbled and hard to understand. The motivation of Gods and the message of this performance left me a little conflicted

Also Essentially there are no bad seating in this theater, god I wish all b... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if Beautiful live performance of violin showcased on stage and built in between lines.

Don't see it if The accent, the slow pace, a late payoff all contributed to an experience that wasn’t so worthwhile despite the earnest performance.

Also Free sushi truck after the show was lovely which makes this review fee... Read more Read less

80
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Honest, Refreshing

See it if A wild non-fiction story with many ups and downs presented in such a way that 75 minutes feels like 30.

Don't see it if Basketball is the inspiration but is not the center of the show. Feels like she is remembering things as time passes

Also Uplifting yet shocking to hear such personal details of the harassment... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if Defense vs. prosecution dynamic that was wildly imaginative, rich, poignant and powerful with clever use of flashbacks to build arguments

Don't see it if Supporting cast pleasantly overshadowed Malcom X in acting. The play is heavy on who’s guilty and light on the rise and influences of Malcom

Also Sometimes autobiographical play can feel a little unapproachable and t... Read more Read less

95
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Charismatic, Great writing, Relevant, Sleek

See it if Nonstop exchange of sharp and witty comebacks that is not only relevant to today’s politics, but also deeply captivating. Kudos big toe lady

Don't see it if Conversations are lengthy and obviously politically charged. Huge Trump hater as well. Numerous subtle nuances will be missed from far

Also Sitting in the very first row allowed me to witness the trembling of U... Read more Read less

70
Agnus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Uneven, Excruciating

See it if As expected, a strong political satire. Quite odd and experimental inducing enough chuckles here and there.

Don't see it if Perplexing progression of events with an unconventional vision. Not really a haha or a moving piece but an intriguing one

Also Agnus (Ise) was brilliant and intense. Not sure if I’ve encountered a ... Read more Read less

92
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Wicked, Quirky, Hilarious, Epic

See it if Straight up Amy Schumer’s stand up vibe with an extra oomph. Couple vs couple dynamic skipping through time that is wonderfully unique.

Don't see it if Absurdly awkward and clumpsy sense of humor that was epically hilarious to me and majority but probably not for all.

Also Oh Amy, she really shines through-even managing to make fun of an audi... Read more Read less

94
Memorare
Greenwich V
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Marvelous to witness such natural chemistry between every single actresses. Balancing sensitive topics of race and faith quite effortlessly

Don't see it if Quaint production happening inside of an actual church. Faith, especially judgment of character, is often questioned in this play

Also Smiled, moved, gasped and giggled throughout this lovely play. Really ... Read more Read less

50
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Confusing, Dizzying, Intense

See it if Bouncing dynamites of chaos and confusion. The energetic duo makes you feel something although I’m not sure what that is.

Don't see it if Heavy heavy accent to near gibberish. Understood mostly with body language and symbolism.

Also Reminded me of the Clockwork Orange play where the script is not its s... Read more Read less

84
Resonant, Enchanting, Intense

See it if The sparkle in her eyes as she sings you her dream of becoming noticeable is hauntingly honest and mesmerizing.

Don't see it if Lots of references near the times of the roaring and the depression years. Essentially one-woman-show telling truths of abuse in Hollywood

Also You feel for her pure naivety and bubbliness. Quite lovely even with t... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Satirical, Different

See it if Ambitiously weird yet clever satire on sensitive topics of gender roles, reproductive rights and religion with wildly inventive staging

Don't see it if Poking hypocrisy at religion and gender roles will be the theme of the play.

Also You may chuckle at times and be intrigued by its premise but I have to... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Catchy

See it if A fast-paced delight that is sure to put a huge smile on your face. Shakespeare-inspired yet highly approachable

Don't see it if Small theater with non-flashy staging. A rather western-themed romantic comedy with a hint of political and religious satire.

Also I kept thinking, wow, he (Conor Ryan) is such a great singer. Intimate... Read more Read less

70
Really Really
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Intimate staging fueled with moral dilemma. Intriguing to see how one night of sexual violence unfolds and cascades.

Don't see it if Selfish characters, questionable progression and ambiguous conclusion. Perhaps packing too much than it can handle

Also ‘Generation me’ asking the audience to decide who is right and wrong. ... Read more Read less

90
Intense, Charismatic, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Intertwining internal conflicts between faith and law. Absorbing pace with fantastic acting from everyone. Mind-numbing to say the least

Don't see it if Sympathizing with a psychotic serial killer is troublesome to you. Arguably humanizes criminals.

Also Incredible acting followed by surprisingly complex messages that make ... Read more Read less

80
Beautiful, Profound, Great singing, Heart-breaking, Intense

See it if Kim (Eva) is the Reason why you should see the show. You feel so many things whether she breaks into a number. Absolutely magnificent

Don't see it if Melodramatic and an exploitative tear-jerker. Male lead’s voice can be off putting at times.

82
The Last Match
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Emotional

See it if Intensely confrontational drama that juggles brilliantly among the two male leads. Superb acting and easily relatable

Don't see it if Minimalistic setting and costumes. Far from flashy, big production. More internal conflict than anything else

Also If you know how scoring works in Tennis, that’s all you need to know.

75
Adorable, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if These adorable kids will steal the show quite often. A straight-forward adaptation with band-centric numbers that keep you entertained

Don't see it if Jack Black was so iconic that the lead acting despite being fantastic, felt forced. Relatively mediocre at best for acting from little stars

40
Cats
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Excruciating, Great singing

See it if Nostalgic factor is convincing you to see cat-themed numbers and costumes. Well-coordinated dancing. Magnificent performance of ‘Memory’

Don't see it if Difficult to relate, absolute lack of storyline. Hard to distinguish between cats. Little to no depth except one song.

Also Even with a front mezzanine lottery, the least favorite I’ve seen to d... Read more Read less

58
Enchanting, Confusing, Dizzying, Epic, Intense

See it if Uniquely designed stage with constant ebb and flow of musical numbers and dancing. Powerful finale yet confusing

Don't see it if Defiantly tangent and mind-boggling to keep track of dancers. Heavy accent kept me from engaging and disappointing voice from male lead

Also Special back seating may have been too close with majority of actors f... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
Silly, Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Dated

See it if A nonstop silly slapstick comedy with a clever use of “staff” members. Effortlessly hilarious and quite easy to recommend to others.

Don't see it if Little depth with intentionally terrible acting and effects. Mystery isn’t too difficult

91
Ambitious, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Epic

See it if South Park style humor that isn’t over the top. Refreshingly unique with hilarious numbers that make you understand the hype it had received

Don't see it if Tamed to the broadway audience. Unabashedly mocks Mormons for comedy.

89
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Inspiring, Refreshing, Hilarious, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if Appropriately inappropriate adult humor with talented cast. Ambitiously makes fun of majority of the labels out there but with heart

Don't see it if Puppetry where you won’t be able to unsee the person holding the puppet. Small budget theater with blunt humor that may surprise little kids

Also Second row center seats may have positively influenced my score

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Politically relevant, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Wonderfully epic staging with vibrant colors and costumes. Suprisingly clever backstory plus a strong political undertone

Don't see it if Massive theater that may be hard to fully appreciate from far. Completely forgettable musical numbers yet they were great-singers.

Also Who can resist irresistibly adorable and hilarious Glinda?

96
During previews
Eccentric, Dazzling, Epic, Adorable, Entertaining

See it if Irresistibly adorable with dazzling stages. Definitively unique. So much color. Spongebob exploiting nostalgia to the max, with a full heart

Don't see it if Musical numbers can feel uneven for the music swiftly changing into a different genre in a second.

Also Like every other show, closer to center is better angle-wise due to it... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Ambitious, Hilarious, Raunchy, Offensive, Vulgar

See it if Politically incorrect and highly offensive jokes that are too darn funny. Take it and enjoy the majestic opera-style vocals or leave it.

Don't see it if Devil sure does bring religion into play so that’s not a safe zone. Actually nothing is safe. You will be offended.

Also Imagine a Jerry Springer episode where the impossible becomes possible... Read more Read less

81
During previews
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if He sings, dances, raps and tells you about his shaky start to growing up with so much passion.

Don't see it if His entire life leading up to the very present is explained in 60 minutes.

Also Background projection did not work which I suppose could’ve made the p... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Nonstop singing from start to end from a talented cast that often break into a full choreography involving everyone. Such a delight

Don't see it if There’s a very annoying rattling fan from the ceiling that slightly ruins important moments. Nearly all lines are sung

Also The lead, Jesse, is an incredible singer. Unconventional storyline tha... Read more Read less

64
Jericho
East Village
Dated, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if Easy-to-follow storyline that doesn’t stall. A rather large cast for off-broadway opens up a buffet of personalities

Don't see it if Feels like a long recap of a series where it tells us what to feel instead of making us feel something. Chemistry is lacking

84
During previews
Balls
Midtown E
Eclectic, Great staging, Epic, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if Style is defiantly all over the place. Chaotic and jumpy but meticulously orderly. You actually learn so much backstory of the famous match.

Don't see it if It’s not that tone is uneven, more like jumping, catching, monologue, slapstick, teaching, crying plus tennis all within few short moments.

Also Indeed a festive carnival atmosphere as advertised. Strong equality me... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Exquisite

See it if Acting, story and staging were executed impeccably-almost like a balanced meal that had cut out all of its unnecessary fat. But still juicy

Don't see it if Should acknowledge at least that the consenting age is essentially arbitrary. Certain moments I wish were more melodratic and cathartic

Also This show had me as soon as the lighting had turned on-lovely usage of... Read more Read less

76
The Baby Dance
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if Soars high with the two lead actresses while juggling between many unfortunate sides of a surrogacy.

Don't see it if Transition needs improvement as few have already mentioned. Acting can feel uneven at times. This may make you tear up a little

Also Reminded me of This Is Us

89
Funniest, Absorbing, Heartwarming, Political

See it if Right off the bat, he connects with the audience and puts us at ease. Epically true in its ever so politically charged quest to help his son

Don't see it if Highly opinionated that history has wronged the Latinos. Frequent references and spur of the moments that will fly over head for some.

Also If you really think about it, Latin history that has been disgracefull... Read more Read less

74
For a previous production
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if Silly quirky wacky fun with an enthusiastic cast that pops up left and right dancing and screaming 2003 pop punk style.

Don't see it if Highly raunchy jokes with plenty of screaming and energy. Truly off-off broadway value at best standing behind a bar. Undemanding storyline

Also Who knew there would be a full-on functional stage with seating hiding... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Quirky

See it if True to its source with clever and flavorful songs from a talented cast. As many already noted, Rachel (Patricia) is spot-on and impressive.

Don't see it if Awkward seating with subpar theater conditions. Will be utterly confused if you are new to FRIENDS. Feels more like a recap of 10 seasons.

Also References to the TV series is light enough for a casual viewer to und... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Romantic, Enchanting, Joyful

See it if Shoo-be-doo-bop magic drawing you in to the good old days. Inspirational Chilina with songs that never stops from start to finish, literally

Don't see it if More singing than acting maybe 7:3 mostly because King has written so so many songs. Overall tone can feel too chessy to some

Also As a 27 year old, I cannot say I recognized more than few songs, howev... Read more Read less

83
Afterglow
Midtown W
Profound, Melodramatic, Relevant, Erotic

See it if Intriguing to witness if open relationship has a place between otherwise solid soulmates. More mature than raunchy

Don't see it if expect plenty of full male nudity and heavy portrayal of gay love - mostly harmless though. Sex is just an appetizer, drama takes the stage

Also Lighting and shower mechanics are darn impressive and beautifully done... Read more Read less

90
The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Inspirational, Humbling, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if A masterful storyteller who baits you in for a very personal journey that you can’t help but to feel connected, stirred and inspired by it

Don't see it if A one-man show with little to no props. Far from being silly- let’s just joke about mushrooms and drugs as the poster may suggest.

Also I came in with a very low bar and left the stage moved and humbled by ... Read more Read less

61
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Good-hearted, Earnest, Unpolished

See it if Divinity is the driving message with a distinct closure that ties everything up nicely. Limited seating allows very close up experience

Don't see it if Acting feels unpolished. Very budget-friendly production value. Strong religious undertone

Also Arguably easy to hate due to the play feeling like a project executed ... Read more Read less

78
Hilarious, Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Refreshing

See it if A one man show making four-way conversation incredibly believable, chaotic, profound and definitely hilarious. Sassy like no other

Don't see it if I may have understood 3% of pop culture names he dropped throughout the show. Heavy portrayal of drugs

Also The show will make you ponder afterwards despite the absolute chaos it... Read more Read less

73
Seductive, Intense, Great acting, Provocative, Confusing

See it if Quite provocative with plenty of skin exposure. Acting from the main lead, Jonno, is just pure power - very very intense and dynamic

Don't see it if You will be lost if you are not familiar with the source. Transition is instead replaced by homoerotic acrobatics. Hard to understand accent

Also Sat in special side seating of the stage. Felt super close distance wi... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Delightful, Edgy, Refreshing, Intense

See it if kinky indeed and surprisingly poignant with a premise that is defiantly refreshing. These ladies will surely throw sassiness at your face

Don't see it if A strong drag-queen acceptance message. Interesting premise that ends with a predictable finale

Also Epic broadway runway

84
Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if A light-hearted tribute that greatly takes advantage of its outdoor Central Park setting. Full of humorous dramatic twists

Don't see it if Expect long monologues and confrontations Shakespeare style. Rather mundane costume.

Also Won lottery for Central Park performance - an absolute delight

88
Charming, Enchanting, Quirky, Lighthearted

See it if Strong supporting cast that lifts Dolly to a delightful musical experience. Colorful dresses from the past with ever so charming Dolly

Don't see it if Finale felt rushed-rather lack of chemistry between the leads. Dated themes of a matchmaker.

Also Donna Murphy performed - just wonderful. No nostalgic factor played

86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Profound

See it if Brilliant use of time warp. Snobby main lead grows on you very quickly. Sweet and thought provoking. Clever car chase scenes

Don't see it if Rather predictable and more of a romantic drama than a comedy. Big cast yet only few stars. Very fake looking Groundhog

Also Did not watch the original movie yet plot was completely understandabl... Read more Read less

92
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Romantic, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful, Tender

See it if Simple yet effective songs that play with your heart. Relatable storyline with a delightful cast. A kind of musical to put a smile on you

Don't see it if Romantic comedy with surprising acceptance of casual cheating of wives and husbands.

Also Fortunate to see Sara Bareilles perform. The scene with the turtle was... Read more Read less

86
Matilda
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Adorable

See it if Impressive Matilda who delights the audience with highly meticulous and adorable monologues. Crafty effects and a warm-hearted finale

Don't see it if Mediocre musical numbers and no deviations from the source material.

64
Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging, Masterful, Overrated

See it if Absolutely masterful costumes and ingenious staging. A visual treat with instantly recognizable references to the source you grew up with

Don't see it if Predictable and formulative where you expect depth but in return receive watered down short dialogues. Iconic yes, the best, no.

69
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Dated

See it if Aladdin-lovers will not be disappointed with ever so talented Genie. Colorful sets with the recognizable score

Don't see it if Besides Genie and the carpet, a rather forgettable performance. Not bad but not as whimsical as the source material may suggest

67
Extravagant, Epic, Edgy, Intense, Dated

See it if Gothic score setting up the familiar tragedy and the iconic mask in one of the most extravagant and beautiful set designs I’ve seen

Don't see it if Occasionally too explosive and scattered stage with forgettable main vocals.