Carl 7181

New York City | 65+ | Male
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Reviews (38)
76
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You want to see a good play while sitting in tortuously painful folding chairs.

Don't see it if You are not capable of sitting uncomfortably for well over an hour.

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77
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Clever

See it if You want to feel like having a fun Evening out.

Don't see it if You’re so cool already you can’t learn a thing about rap and hip hop.

71
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Romantic, Relevant

See it if Smart little show that’s relevant to New York City and the desire to make a go in the acting profession.

Don't see it if Fire alarm interrupted a couple of times. Difficult to believe the two leads could fall in love. The best friends of the lead are charming.

95
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want an enlightening, absorbing and moving evening of theater. Superb.

Don't see it if You might be shocked by the realities of life in jail. Actually being shocked would enhance your enjoyment of the play.

90
Aunt Jack
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You have any association with the LGBTQ community.

Don't see it if If you don’t have a handkerchief.

60
Slow, Confusing

See it if You want to see an Arthur Miller play you’ve never seen before.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in seeing one of Arthur Miller’s more obscure plays.

95
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want a really fun, clever show.

Don't see it if Don’t like a small show with two Performers.

65
Technical problems, Nice dancing, Nice singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want (and should) support the vital Harlem Repertory Theater.

Don't see it if You expect a big, showy, lavishly produced Charity.

95
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to be totally blown away by the most amazing puppet and special effects in Broadway history. Dazzling.

Don't see it if No reason on earth to not see it. Except, of course, the expense. Actually, I don’t care how much it costs you.

70
June is the First Fall
West Village
Nice cast, Quirky, Dull, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the complexities of being gay in a Chinese American family.

Don't see it if If you’re not interested in family acceptance of a gay son.

85
During previews
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a one person show telling a true and tragic story.

Don't see it if Don’t like a one person show.

80
Looking for Leroy
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn about the delvopment of black theater and have an interest in learning about Leroy Jones.

Don't see it if You can’t concentrate on listening to complex dialog

75
Bleach
Brooklyn
Dizzying, Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy looking at a beautiful boy in his white briefs and very brief nudity. If you like a really unique theater experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like intimate theater experience and don’t see it you are expecting a fun naughty evening.

79
During previews
Maverick
East Village
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You you admire Orson Wells and have an interest in the business of show business.

Don't see it if you don’t know the importance of Orson Wells in Hollywood history.

84
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if if you like BIG musicals with a Disney quality

Don't see it if if you don't like fantasy musicals by Disney

80
Delightful, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you like big musical shows with terrific costumes. see it if you love Cher

Don't see it if you really want Cher and not imitations.

89
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy

See it if See if you love Tennessee Williams

Don't see it if Don't see it if you do not like Tennessee Williams.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if funny, naughty, full frontal nudity and really good music,

Don't see it if don't see it if male nudity offends you.

96
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if a gay based show with powerful plot

Don't see it if if you are offended by a gay theme

90
During previews
Victor
West Village
Great writing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Edgar Oliver. Once you see him perform you will never forget him.

Don't see it if You wouldn’t enjoy a show that’s a little bit gothic, a little bit rock and roll!

89
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent play.

Don't see it if You’re too busy to go to the theater.

100
Manilow Broadway
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You are a Fanilow. As always, he doesn’t disappoint.

Don't see it if Don’t like BIG fabulous concerts.

100
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want excellent theater.

Don't see it if You’re a grouchy person refusing to be entertained to the max.

82
In the Closet
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are a young, middle aged, or elderly gay male.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the gay experience.

75
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Clever, Funny, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a one person show that’s relevant to class differences among current African Americans.

Don't see it if You want a big show. It’s a small play on a way too big of a stage.

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want an ultimate Broadway Experience.

Don't see it if You are an idiot.

65
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Technical problems, Nice dancing, Good singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want (and should) support the important Harlem Repertory Theater.

Don't see it if You you want the usual big production, big cast, flashy and showy Sweet Charity to which you are accustomed.

50
During previews
Quirky, Intense, Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You want to see a play that is beyond challenging.

Don't see it if You get confused by a complex plot. My friends liked it and understood it. I had not a clue what they were ranting and raving about.

73
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Epic, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You like drama of the 1600’s

Don't see it if You don’t like drama from a time prior to Shakespeare.

60
Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You are interested learning about how difficult gay life is in Kosovo. Or a play that must be shocking beyond belief in Kosovo.

Don't see it if You have difficulty sitting in a cramped folding chair for 70 minutes. dont mind a play requiring subtitles, angry songs, too bright light

82
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want an absorbing drama about a relevant issue.

Don't see it if You are confused about the working systems of computers. The story is good. However, the computer talk was impossible and boring.

70
Catapult!
East Village
Ambitious, Intelligent, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy making fun of the art world as I do.

Don't see it if You take the NYC art world too seriously and don’t enjoy a rather slow play.

90
During previews
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a virtuoso performance from Johanna Day. I had never heard of her and was amazed.

Don't see it if Don’t want to cry.

98
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if if you enjoy old music that you know the lyrics of all the songs.

Don't see it if you hate juke box musicals

72
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal, Clever

See it if good history of the cosmetic industry with pleasant music

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals about the cosmetic industry.

99
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if great music, funny and naughty puppets! Great fun.

Don't see it if don't see if you are offended by naughty show that is sexually aggressive

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if beautiful and breathtaking show

Don't see it if don't see it if you don't like musicals.

85
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if A really fun and dirty show.

Don't see it if if you are offended by a fun and dirty show