Cary G

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (135)
78
To Life
East Village
Great acting, Dizzying, Quirky, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a heavy drama concerning a dysfunctional Jewish family centering around themes of incest and illness.

Don't see it if You want something lighter and with a happy ending.

Also Very heavy themes, probably too many for one play. I would say this ha... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intense dramatic performances in a tightly written piece dealing with a topic not always presented on stage.

Don't see it if You are put off by violent themes and simulated sexual assault.

92
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are somewhat familiar with the book and want to see a terrific interpretation with superb acting.

Don't see it if You expect this to be like the movie. It's a different take with more of a narrative nature.

50
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You simply must see the Tony winner for Best Play.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained at the theater with something worth your time.

Also I really wanted to like this. I found it difficult understanding the d... Read more Read less

83
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Must see, Intense, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting, staging about the plight of homeless kids.

Don't see it if You want something light and positive. This story tells it like it is!

85
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting by an all inclusive cast with great chemistry amongst the three leads.

Don't see it if You want something splashy. Straightforward story that ends predictably.

49
Carcass
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You know someone in the cast or like amateurish productions. Actors did their best but script and direction need to be addressed.

Don't see it if You want a polished play with a clear focus. This was all over the place. Not sure what the message was or the writer's goal.

81
Entangled
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the issue of gun violence and its effect on the families of both the victim and shooter. Powerful performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment. This is intense and deep. Not for everyone.

74
During previews
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Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Edgy

See it if You may want to see a play about a topic not really covered in most dramas, BDSM. You are curious about this type of sexual propensity.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the above or are not into gay themed plays. Obviously this has its target audience.

45
The White Devil
West Village
Excruciating, Indulgent, Dizzying, Confusing, Slow

See it if You want to be totally confused from the moment the actors enter the stage. You like blood, gore, spit and actors playing more than role.

Don't see it if You want a clear storyline with more subdued performances. This was all over the place.

Also I really wanted to get into this but it was just one mass confusion. A... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to have fun at the theater and laugh your head off. Just a great entertaining evening!

Don't see it if You expect it to be like the movie. While there are some parallels, the twists in this production make it a whole new experience!

Also The cast is phenomenal. The songs and dancing are great! Not really fo... Read more Read less

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a really fun and rousing musical with great singing, songs, and staging.

Don't see it if You prefer a more serious experience at the theater or you don't like musicals about high school kids trying to be popular.

Also Definitely geared toward younger audiences, but this senior enjoyed it... Read more Read less

100
During previews
After
Midtown E
Riveting, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some great acting involving themes around bullying and school violence. A must see!

Don't see it if You want something light and feel good. This is a thoughtful presentation without a happy ending.

58
Eat the Devil
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Edgy, Slow moving

See it if Edgy experimental theater with lots of screaming, vomiting, futuristic subplots with political undertones are your thing.

Don't see it if You want to understand the point of a play. I couldn't. Actors did their best, however some were too loud and annoying!

Also I was one of the few in the audience who didn't find this funny at all... Read more Read less

75
The Glen
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Intense, Confusing

See it if Issues surrounding a man's quest for his background amid issues of sexual identity, family dysfunction and secrecy might pique your interest

Don't see it if If you have trouble following time sequences which go back and forth throughout. Can be confusing at times. But story is compelling

Also Very small venue with a simultaneously staged and loud play next door ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a drama about a dysfunctional family coming together in a time of serious illness. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if Themes of death and suffering might disturb you. Some parts are represented very graphically.

35
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You are in love with anything Brecht.

Don't see it if You dont like long talky plays that seem to go on forever. Minimal staging, confusing dialogue and multiple parts by the actors.

Also Acting was good with what they were given. Writing and directing defin... Read more Read less

80
Lured
East Village
Great acting, Edgy, Riveting, Profound

See it if You want to see heavy drama involving Russian luring of gay men for the purpose of humiliation and torture.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gay violence, simulated rape, humiliation, and male nudity. Not for everyone, but important to tell.

Also Very graphic portrayals which will make some people squirm. I found it... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want to see a musical with great talent all the way around. I just loved it! You'll be on your feet at the end!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musical comedies.

82
During previews
Inner Voices 2018
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy short plays about real people in real life situations. This trilogy of one act each plays center around a single character.

Don't see it if You like more elaborate stages or might not want to see just one actor on stage at all times.

Also All three performances were excellent, but the young man dealing with ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some awesome effects, great acting and a truly amazing King Kong brought to life.

Don't see it if You are not into King Kong or the story that it entails. This is also still a work in progress, so perhaps wait til it opens to see it.

90
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy great acting, staging and writing. This play deals with Alzheimers disease in the elderly, but with humor and sensitivity.

Don't see it if You might have difficulty with the above. This isn't for everyone, and might be too personal for some.

80
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You'd like to see a take off on The Book of Mormon, presented in a light refreshing entertaining way.

Don't see it if You'd prefer something dramatic and deep. This is a low key fun musical!

60
Desarrollo
East Village
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Funny, Quirky

See it if You might enjoy a play about trans and gay characters, that shows their progression from young teens to young adults.

Don't see it if You want a more polished, professionally produced show with big sets and more experienced actors.

Also Very talented young people in a okay show which is a good start to the... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a great revival of a timeless piece of Anerican theater. Acting, staging, and dancing are amazing.

Don't see it if Old style musicals are not your thing, or you are expecting something glitzy.

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing

See it if A great performance by Marisa Tomei in a long somewhat confusing rendition of an old play.

Don't see it if I don't understand the purpose of two kids being used solely to scream and run across stage numerous times.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Just superb! Whether you're a fan of The Temptations or just want to see some awesome singing and choreography, this must be seen!

Don't see it if No reason not to. Just a great musical all around! Fun night at the theatre!

88
Aunt Jack
East Village
Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are into and interested in LGBTQ issues and want to have a fun night seeing a relevant play with great acting!

Don't see it if You are not into alternate relationships between people and are close minded and/or homophobic.

67
Square Go
Midtown E
Indulgent, Fluffy, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if You like heavy Scottish accents mixed in with in your face actors who do their best in a confusing story.

Don't see it if You may not appreciate up close and personal plays with the actors engaging with the audience. You have trouble with Scottish accents.

40
Mac Beth
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Dizzying, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You like to support young actresses in a rendition of a play which is very amateurish and confusing.

Don't see it if You want to see classic Shakespeare. This doesn't even approach it.

90
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see a totally new approach to a classic musical. Minimal sets allows you to really concentrate on some great acting.

Don't see it if You expect the original. This is a different take from what you might have seen before. Much more hip and modernized.

79
Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are fascinated by ghosts and apparitions and the paranormal within a Thai cultural setting.

Don't see it if You are scared of ghosts, or are not open minded. This does force you to think about things in a different way.

85
The Bigot
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about how a man changes his views about race and lesbianism following a near death experience.

Don't see it if A little predictable and contrived but still a great night at the theater.

Also Actors were great in their respective roles. The father was particular... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Riveting, Profound, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a truly spectacular staging of a classic Greek myth. Music, sets, costumes, presentation are all A plus!

Don't see it if You want to see a more conventional play. This is very different from anything I'd seen before. Story told completely in verse.

75
June is the First Fall
West Village
Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some good acting about a family dealing with both the death of the matriarch and the acceptance of a gay son.

Don't see it if You may not enjoy a different culture's reaction to issues of acceptance of a gay son. You are expecting a happy ending with problem solved.

Also The actors were all very good and intense. I was left with some questi... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Dizzying, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to experience a different take from the movie and are comfortable with some raunch and political innuendos. Alex Brightman rocks!

Don't see it if Not for kids or for the squeamish. If you weren't a fan of the movie, this may not be for you.

Also Great staging, cast, singing. A bit too long at 2 1/2 hours but the ca... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Intense, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are moved by dramatic performances about a important period of history, in vivid, horrific detail. A must see for everyone.

Don't see it if You are looking for something lighter, with a happy ending. This is real history based on real people.

Also Needs to be seen and discussed especially in the context of present hi... Read more Read less

55
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see some very talented young actors do their best in what is really just a mass of confusion.

Don't see it if You prefer clear and thoughtful writing. If you liked Hedwig, this will be your thing. The performers were great especially Noah Galvin!

67
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You like period pieces with a talented cast trying to make sense of a rather confusing piece of writing.

Don't see it if You want something that is lighter, entertaining, and clearer in scope. Slow moving and boring at times. Actors did their best, though.

60
Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see drama with a religious bent with over the top performances.

Don't see it if Nudity, violence, religious themes, mental disease, and racist overtones are not your thing.

Also Very confusing. Not sure what the message was. Very talented actors wh... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see a serio-comedy about a dysfunctional family dealing with secrets over time and how they devise to keep those secrets.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with plays dealing with Alzheimers disease.

Also The final scene in the first act is worth the price of admission!

78
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great acting in a very engrossing story. Tyne and Tim Daley together are worth seeing.

Don't see it if Story line tends to deal with too many issues....but it keeps your interest. Definitely worth seeing.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if You love Cher as I do and would enjoy a synopsis of her life played by three actresses. Music and dancing are great as is the ensemble.

Don't see it if You are not a Cher fan or don't enjoy her music.

72
Gemini
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to see a good comedy-drama about a flawed group of people that takes place in the 70's.

Don't see it if You are expecting a great show with great performances. A bit over acted in some cases, but still convincing enough to hold interest.

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want to see one of the best shows now on Broadway. Music, acting, staging are all great. Samantha Barks is the perfect "Pretty Woman"

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the movie or want serious drama. This is feel good, light, enjoyable fun!

75
Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting between four talented women in a lesser known Williams play.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Tennessee William's. While not in the same league as "Streetcar", it was still mildly entertaining.

80
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You might enjoy a story of two couples told exclusively in song dealing with some very real issues of love and loss.

Don't see it if The above may not be of interest or you would rather see strict drama with dialogue.

72
Birthday Boy
East Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in seeing a play about young people trying to survive in a world which has seemed to turn against them.

Don't see it if Themes of child abuse and abandonment make you feel uncomfortable.

Also Great acting and acceptable singing make for a good experience. Ending... Read more Read less

73
She Calls Me Firefly
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You want to see some good acting in a play dealing with issues of suicide, child abuse, alcoholism, and drug abuse. The staging is unique.

Don't see it if You want something with a narrower focus. While the writing is good, the play attempts to cover too much in a short 70 minutes.

Also The actors did a great job in a play that probably would have been bet... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if British historical dramas with little action and boring dialogue by 4 actors who try their best is your thing.

Don't see it if You value your time and would rather not be subjected to long periods of darkness and actors screaming at the tops of their lungs.

Also There is good acting in this piece, however most of the language and v... Read more Read less