BwayB

New York City | Male
About:  Theatre Lover 🎭
Reviews (713)
68
Uneven, Entertaining, Disappointing, Good concept

See it if You enjoy immersive/interactive theater. Good concept and there are some fun parts like the seance scene.

Don't see it if The execution was not always the best. Uneven performances and some scenes were not as interesting as others.

Also The venue was not the best. The best scenes took place in the non trad... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy dysfunctional family dramas w/ a dose of comedy. Channing is EXCEPTIONAL. Acting/dialog are very natural. Show goes by in a flash

Don't see it if One of the best plays we have seen this season. Even if you are tired of family drama it's worth seeing for the performances alone.

79
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great directing, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You want to see excellent performances from the entire cast. Great writing & direction as well.

Don't see it if This didn't live up to the hype for me. It's VERY well done with solid performances but the show isn't groundbreaking. Maybe just over-hyped

Also The 3+ hour run time actually runs through at a decent pace but there ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy one person shows or cabaret type settings. Jones is a masterful storyteller and knows how to really connect w/ the audience.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows, even though her band and vibrations are very much a part of the show, this really is Jone's show.

86
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if Another OUTSTANDING performance from Close. Interesting story w/ a little bit of everything, lots of humor in Act1 before the drama hits.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in another story about Joan of Arc, however this production is all about the mother and Close owns the stage.

78
The True
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories with strong female characters. Falco is excellent & is given great material to flex her acting chops.

Don't see it if You dislike shows set with a political backdrop. However there is a lot more to this story.

75
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some great performances by an amazing cast. Great female characters.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a 2hr45min show. It's too long and ends up meandering in the last 30-40min.

80
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Interesting, Clever

See it if You are interested in Bernhardt or enjoy behind the curtain stories about theatre. McTeer is excellent and quite magnetic.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy historical shows or stories about the theatre and strong women.

68
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Amusing, Funny, Uneven

See it if You enjoy British comedy. There are some funny moments and show is generally entertaining. Alexandra Billings steals (and saves) the show.

Don't see it if You dislike shows with quirky characters. Several parts drag, would have been better as a 90min 1 act.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy family dramas dealing with addiction. It's well acted. Act 1 is strong and moves by at a great pace.

Don't see it if Act 2 is a little long winded, the show could probably benefit from being 20min shorter.

78
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Energetic, Great cast

See it if You want to see an original story with original music. Cast has incredible energy thats infectious. You leave the theater feeling good.

Don't see it if You are seeking 'high art' theater. The story reminds me of a Judd Apatow or Adam Sandler movie - fun, light entertainment with laughs.

79
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if A modern refreshing musical take on Shakespeare. Clever adaptation with great music. Accessible for everyone and 90 min!

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't like different takes on a classic.

85
The Damned
Upper E Side
Great staging, Intense, Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You're a fan of Van Hove's work - Very inventive direction and staging. Dark and Heavy story w/ excellent performances.

Don't see it if See the movie first. Story can behard to follow due to Simultaneously reading supertitles, watching the screens + actors on stage.

80
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Shocking, Insane, Absorbing, Intense, Fun

See it if You enjoy VERY intense shows that will put you in the middle of the action. Heavy & dark material with great performances.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to participate or are squeamish & easily offended. Very immersive w/ lots of interaction w/ cast.

Also It's probably the craziest play I have ever been to. Which for me is a... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Great singing, Polished, Overrated, Talented cast

See it if Appreciate strong vocalists and want to hear some great recognizable music. The production is very polished and talent is excellent.

Don't see it if You need a story to go with your musicals. This is purely a revue, no book, dialog or story.

49
During previews
Disappointing, Unfocused, Ambitious, Indulgent, Messy

See it if You enjoy seeing new musical works in their raw early stages.

Don't see it if You want to care about the characters or story. It’s all over the place. Many songs amount to nothing & dont further the already thin plot

Also There is a decent story buried somewhere in this show, but it needs a ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Entertaining, Fun, Great music, Funny, Relevant

See it if You like the Gogo's music & want to have a fun time. The show has a timely message and has a lot of heart. Rachel York is amazing, as always

Don't see it if You prefer something more serious and subdued.

82
A Blanket of Dust
Soho/Tribeca
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like political thrillers & stories about government coverups. Fast paced & fun w/ a GREAT cast. Brings up interesting points re: 9/11

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show set around the events and aftermath of 9/11.

79
Teenage Dick
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Fun adaptation of Shakespeare's Richard III. Fast paced story with great characters and performances.

Don't see it if You dislike plays set in high school with teenage characters.

77
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy classic shows that explore themes that are still very relevant today. Polished production w/ great actors and nice set.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that explore political or themes regarding class/wealth.

78
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You enjoy shows about relationships with LGBT characters. It's well acted and entertaining. Timely subjects are discussed/debated.

Don't see it if You are not interested in discussions surrounding gay and trans issues, race, relationships etc.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Magical, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Takes you on a day of adventure with these characters! An exceptional follow up to the original w/ outstanding staging & performances.

Don't see it if You should probably have either seen the movies or read the books in order to fully enjoy the experience.

Also Casting was perfect. Rowling does a perfect job at continuing the stor... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great dancing, Beautiful score

See it if You enjoy shows w/ lots of dancing. The choreography & Kander's score are great. I really enjoyed the story & especially liked how it ended.

Don't see it if You dislike shows with a lot of dance or don't enjoy 'boy meets girl' stories.

Also I really enjoyed how the play spanned many decades and got more intere... Read more Read less

85
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great performances, Romantic

See it if You like romantic musical comedies. Wonderful music. Cast has great chemistry. It's a sweet story that's very easy to sit back and enjoy.

Don't see it if You dislike romantic comedies or are looking for something serious.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great direction, Fun

See it if You enjoy stories with gay characters and fun 'dinner party' drama. The cast is excellent with great direction by Mantello.

Don't see it if You dislike stories centered on LGBT characters.

Also The show reminded me a bit of a juicy episode of 'Real Housewives'. Th... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Disappointing, Work in progress, Relevant

See it if You want to see a quick 60min 2 person play.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories regarding sexuality or gender identity.

Also The show's format begins w/ 2 people alternating monologues. Halfway t... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Great singing, Good music, Talented cast, Cute

See it if A nice show with pleasing music and a good cast.

Don't see it if You dislike shows w/ little to no book. Mostly a collection of solo #s. 2 separate stories, wish they had intertwined a bit more.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You like fresh takes on classics. The staging fully immerses you into the story. Loved the orchestrations & cast is superb.

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't want to see a re imaging of the show. I thought it was the perfect way to tell this story in 2018.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Sad, Realistic

See it if Very realistic portrayal of Alzheimer's. Great performances especially from May and Allen. It's a sad show but there is also some humor

Don't see it if Would have liked to have seen a wider range of feelings from family, most were of frustration, which is understandable but monotonous

Also Scene transitions for set changes were clunky and too long. I would th... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy fast paced, funny entertaining shows with substance. Great writing and very natural performances from all.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big or epic story. This is a smaller show but the themes explored are timely, important & thought provoking.

68
Unraveled
Midtown W
Disappointing, Uneven, Has potential, Good story

See it if You are interested in stories about coping w/ aging parents or dementia.Quick 75min play. The woman playing the older mother was great!

Don't see it if The play has potential but the acting was very uneven. Someone is miscast and it unfortunately took away from the show.

74
During previews
Clever, Interesting, Thought-provoking, Informative, Relevant

See it if You are interested in politics, american history or the constitution. Show brings up some interesting points and makes you think.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play. This verges more on an interactive lecture.

66
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Disappointing, Uneven, Funny, Meandering

See it if I really enjoyed the first show, very entertaining and story moved along at a good pace. Actors are all good.

Don't see it if I didn't care for the 2nd and 3rd shows. 2nd show goes on and on and the 3rd comes off like an overly long SNL sketch.

69
During previews
Overrated, Great singing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan's music. Cast vocals are excellent and the story held my interest for the most part.

Don't see it if If you dislike slower paced shows. More like a play w/ music, Songs are beautifully sung but they don't further the plot.

Also I didn't feel emotionally connected to the outcome. The show is fine b... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of the movie. The performances are excellent (esp Barks, Karl & Orfeh). Music is pleasing & the story is a classic. Very fun

Don't see it if You don't like the movie or are looking for a highfalutin show. They could have spent more money on the sets which were not great.

73
This American Wife
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Silly, Light

See it if You are a fan of the Real Housewives. It's a fun show for fans of the franchise and watchers of Reality TV.

Don't see it if If you don't watch or are familiar with The Real Housewives you will most likely be lost.

88
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great music

See it if Dear Evan Hansen meets Little Shop of Horrors. A fun inventive story w/ a nice message & likable characters. Cast is great & music is catchy

Don't see it if You dislike stories set in High School.

Also POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT. ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Interesting

See it if You are interested in Old Hollywood. Taylor is wonderful & shares lots of intimate funny stories of her life & the entertainment industry.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows or don't have any interest in backstage Hollywood stories.

Also Lots of interesting stories with Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Barbra S... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Boring, Low energy, Passionless, Bland

See it if I really tried hard to come up with a reason and I can't. Watch the movie at home instead.

Don't see it if Everything about this production is bland. The leads have no passion or fire. Very low energy. No creativity & completely boring.

20
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Annoying, Banal, Slow

See it if You think 15 minutes of interesting material tacked to the end of a slow & meandering 100 minute play is worth your time.

Don't see it if Listening to 4 men have rudimentary convos while eating, cleaning, trying on PJ's, decorating an xmas tree... sounds like a good time.

Also The actors are fine and are doing the best they can with the given mat... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Resonant

See it if You're interested in stories that span a lifetime. The acting is excellent & I liked the direction & the format of how the story is told.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see lots of stage time from specific actors. Everyone is fantastic but they only have about 2 scenes each.

Also This is one of the rare times I had wished the show was longer. I woul... Read more Read less

76
Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in themes regarding race. Very timely to today. Excellent performances from the cast.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity or dislike intimate shows with simple staging.

85
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Great music

See it if You enjoy intimate well done revivals with an exceptional cast. The voices are incredible and the production is simple but very polished.

Don't see it if You don't like the music to Carmen or operetta scores.

82
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You enjoy watching masterful performances. Mulligan is outstanding.

Don't see it if You dislike solo shows or plays with intense moments or dark themes.

73
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great cast, Disappointing, Overly long

See it if You are a fan of Menzel. She is good & definitely elevates the material. The characters are fun and the actors all do a nice job.

Don't see it if Ran like a pilot of a new sitcom: an entertaining fun setup w/ many laughs, but barely delves into the story before it's over.

Also Show is definitely too long and concentrates too much on scenes that d... Read more Read less

67
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Disappointing, Intense, Uneven, Slow, Disturbing

See it if You like intense or disturbing shows. The first and last thirds of the play were good.

Don't see it if The drawn out 30min scene in the middle discusses Ireland politics, it's very boring, screeches the play to halt & it doesn't fully recover.

60
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Forgettable, Uneven, Overly long

See it if There were 2 great scenes in Act 2 that I enjoyed.

Don't see it if You dislike very slow moving shows w/ unnecessary scenes and unlikable/uninteresting characters.

Also There have been lots of plays recently with a similar themes regarding... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Realistic, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like dysfunctional family dramas. Very accurate portrayal of family dealing w/ a dying parent. Great acting & interesting characters.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for heavier drama. It's on the longer side but I felt engaged and invested in the story the entire time.

Also The story is something everyone can relate or will relate to at one po... Read more Read less

40
For a previous production
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Odd

See it if I really didn't care for this show at all & Surprised by how positive the other reviews on here are. If interested go off of their reviews.

Don't see it if Found the pacing to be EXTREMELY slow. Harold goes off on tangents that amount to nothing, tried to milk for laughs but it just wasn't funny

Also Found the show to be strange and not in a good way. It probably has th... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy shows with a vast array of quirky & realistic characters. The large ensemble is great. Very funny with serious elements.

Don't see it if You dislike shows that are a quick snapshot of characters lives rather than a definitive beginning/middle/end;