Bruce B NYC

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (30)
95
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see 4 great women with great voices singing great songs.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate 4 character musicals

80
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are a Sondheim aficionado and like minimalist takes on his revived musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist productions or more obscure Sondheim

Also No set to speak of and no costumes to speak of. A minimalist take on t... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see Kevin Kline in a Noel Coward classic.

Don't see it if You find Noel Coward unfunny.

Also It's an uneven production but seeing Kevin Kline is worth a trip.

80
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an adventurous new play.

Don't see it if You are squeamish about sexual content.

Also Great cast in a most interesting if not completely realized play. Much... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Edgy, Great singing, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You want to see something completely different, musical and crazy!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that don't follow a linear plot and don't have "show tunes" in them.

Also I went in knowing nothing of this show - Within 10 minutes I was engag... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to follow David Byrne's musical career and like the work of Alex Timbers, director.

Don't see it if You don't like the idea of concept "rock" musicals about Joan of Arc

Also Great sets, lighting and lead performance. The entire cast is good and... Read more Read less

83
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a very excellent British play with a star performance by Janie Dee.

Don't see it if You don't like British plays about a woman confronting aging.

Also I knew nothing about this play. I loved it. Very absorbing story about... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see the legendary Glenn Close and want to see a breakout performance by Michael Xavier

Don't see it if you find the score banal, except for Ms. Close's 2 great numbers.

Also Obviously this more minimal but well directed production is here becau... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you want to see Sally Field on stage

Don't see it if If you hate "deconstructed productions of stage classics.

Also I wanted to like this production but it just went askew. The director ... Read more Read less

80
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like plays by Richard Greenberg. You love Randy Graff and Julie Halston.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas written with little puzzle pieces you have to connect together. It takes concentration and work.

Also I certainly was never bored and the cast is really wonderful. Josh Rad... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Intelligent, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one if the shows that will probably vie for Best Pkay next year. If you like serious complex drama.

Don't see it if If you don't like long, wordy plays about world events.

Also I will just say I liked this less than most people I know. However it'... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like great singing with an absorbing story and a star performance.

Don't see it if You don't like too much "American Idol" pop song belting and black church music.

Also The main reason to see this well directed show is Cynthia Erivo! This ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love excitingly staged theater with fantastic costumes, sets and lighting. Great cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Josh Groban concert. He is more of a member of an ensemble but does sing several exquite songs with that fab voice

Also Based on a sliver of War and Peace, this very unusual show takes place... Read more Read less

95
Funny funny funny irreverent

See it if You love to laugh at irreverent humor!

Don't see it if You find South Park unfunny

Also Saw this for the 3rd time a few weeks ago the day after Teump won the ... Read more Read less

75
Boring, Slow, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like a one man show that is very different but rather long and obtuse - innovative sound system

Don't see it if You don't like long boring one man shows that test your patience

Also Intriguing but too long. Ambitious but not involving. Great use of sou... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love good and amusing and moving John Guare plays and want to see Allison Janey in stage

Don't see it if If you don't like this play. Other than that I really like this play!

Also I wasn't really even planning to see this revival but got tdf tickets.... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see an almost perfect 90 minute play starring a wonderful Laurie Metcalf.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason not to see this!

Also I was totally in love with this play... knew nothing about it! Funny a... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an intense drama about the Jewish experience through art and war.

Don't see it if Serious holicost themed dramas upset you.

Also Very serious drama about how a Jewish play with a lesbian theme is ban... Read more Read less

84
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic wonderfully staged

Don't see it if you don't like classic dramas --- but who doesn't?

Also We saw Laura Linney as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie - a great co... Read more Read less

95
Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love this musical and want to see 2 great performances in a great revival.

Don't see it if you hate Sondheim, I guess! But I think everyone should go!

Also A wonderful revival of one of Sondheim's most moving and literate show... Read more Read less

75
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a noble piece of theater delivered by a talented cast showing the effects of humanity after 9/11.

Don't see it if You don't like 9/11 as a subject of a musical and you don't like Celtic-based music

85
Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear fascinating stories about the great actor George Rose and an expert evening headed by Ed Dixon reliving moments with him.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows about people in the theater. (But who doesn't like that!?)

Also A fast paced 90 minutes recounting an actor's memories of his friend G... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a good August Wilson play with a great cast.

Don't see it if You don't like August Wilson plays!

Also One of the better Wilson plays - I am not always enamored of his writi... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You love Sutton Foster and that great score.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are reduced down to minimalist.

Also I love Sutton Foster and I loved her here. Nonetheless, at times I tho... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a lovely new production of this classic show with a star performance by Danny Burstein ... and terrific new choreography.

Don't see it if You really don't want to see another Fiddler even with all the new direction and choreography and great performance.

Also Time is running out to see Danny Burstein's fantastic performance... a... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Quirky, Disappointing, Great singing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You love a capella singing and a fresh take in a musical.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a good plot with fleshed out characters. Those things are missing.

Also The cast gets the most credit in this 100 minute show ... it's not 90 ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Moving, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want something different in the Next To Normal variety

Don't see it if You may be depressed by teen social anxiety and suicide

Also A very great performance by Ben Platt and a moving story keeps this mo... Read more Read less

85
Moving, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love a great cast of Broadway veterans in a classic William Finn musical

Don't see it if You don't like a sung through Show dealing with gay characters and AIDS.

Also As much as I admire Falsettos I have to admit it isn't on a whole one ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love 60's and 70's classic songs! Great show!

Don't see it if You absolutely loathe juke box musicals.

Also One of the best "juke box" musicals I have ever seen. A very good plot... Read more Read less

95
A great musical!

See it if You want to see a perfect modern musical

Don't see it if You really hate rap music in the slightest

Also I've now seen Hamilton 4 times and can truly say I see more in it ever... Read more Read less