Cary G

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (157)
85
Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
October 31st, 2022

See it if You want to laugh from beginning to end. You like plays with a lot of physical interaction with props.

Don't see it if You want something serious. This is just plain hilarity.

80
During previews
Sweet, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 29th, 2022

See it if Actors did a great job telling the story of their relationship. Haitian father and son dealing with death, loves, and gay acceptance.

Don't see it if Honestly, wasn't much into the music in the background. Didn't really add much to the play. Preferred when the actors spoke.

87
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 10th, 2022

See it if Compelling drama with some great performances especially Gabby Beans!

Don't see it if If you are squeamish about hearing details of dermatological procedures, might be best to avoid this.

60
During previews
This Beautiful Future
West Village
Confusing, Ambitious
September 17th, 2022

See it if Young actors gave absorbing performances especially the young man. The premise of the story was an interesting one.

Don't see it if Karaoke singing in the background by the mature actors was a distraction. Not sure if this was supposed to be funny or not.

Also I am a fan of Austin Pendleton. But this was clearly not his thing. Th... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Dated, Ambitious, Entertaining
September 15th, 2022

See it if You like comedy-dramas with some politics and war as its theme.

Don't see it if You'd rather avoid the above or prefer something more musical or entertaining.

69
During previews
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Quirky, Intense, Dizzying, Ambitious
July 30th, 2022

See it if You want to see a star turn by the actor playing the lead. All others were just ok with some singing off key.

Don't see it if You want to see something light and feel good. Also if you're uncomfortable with themes of suicide, murder, mental illness.

Also Much too long and hard to watch. It's supposed to be a musical but sin... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
May 28th, 2022

See it if Great performances, staging, writing, etc. Didn't know what this was about til I went but was pleasantly surprised. Short, but engrossing.

Don't see it if You would rather see something lighter. There are some funny moments but this is not a comedy.

65
During previews
Overrated, Intense, Edgy, Relevant, Absorbing
April 13th, 2022

See it if You like performance art theater and are interested in the trials of women of color.

Don't see it if Stories about rape, abuse, and violence against women may be hard to hear. You are offended by the use of the "n word."

Also Not for everyone. No story line but a series of stories told by 7 tale... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying, Confusing
April 9th, 2022

See it if If you're ok with seeing a reworked, totally confusing and messy remake of a classic play.

Don't see it if You expect something even approaching the original. This was not what I expected at all. Thought the dinosaur and elephant were cute.

Also Too long, too confusing, not sure exactly what I saw here. It's just a... Read more Read less

78
Heartland (59e59)
Midtown E
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing
March 24th, 2022

See it if You want to see some great acting and writing centering on the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and its effect on one family.

Don't see it if Issues of death, Alzheimers disease and war are not your thing.

74
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting
February 27th, 2022

See it if Great performances, good writing and some funny lines make for a fun night at the theater.

Don't see it if Staging was a distraction. If you are looking for something big and glitzy, look elsewhere.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining
November 24th, 2021

See it if You love everything and anything Sondheim. You love Patti Lupone.

Don't see it if You want a more engrossing story. It's just ok. Honestly, I lost interest when Patti was not onstage.

78
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Quirky, Dizzying, Funny, Entertaining
November 18th, 2021

See it if You want to see a new take on a old story. You enjoy silly, funny shows which will give you a few laughs.

Don't see it if You want something deep and profound, or you have trouble with actors playing multiple parts. Can get confusing at times.

75
During previews
Intense, Profound, Great acting, Dated
March 12th, 2020

See it if You may be unfamiliar with a bygone era in race relations, and want to see a play about how things were.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of dramas dealing with issues of the past, or expect a happy ending. This is a serious play about race and intermarriage.

90
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great singing
March 10th, 2020

See it if You love 80's music and want to see a show whose story is built around the music.

Don't see it if You may not be a fan of hard rock music.

85
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing
February 28th, 2020

See it if You want to see a great revival of a classic musical in a small intimate setting. All cast members were terrific.

Don't see it if You'd rather see this as a big spectacle. It's small scale but doesn't detract from the excellence of this show!

66
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Indulgent, Quirky, Fluffy, Dizzying, Funny
February 8th, 2020

See it if You like one man shows on a bare stage with the actor doing multiple parts.

Don't see it if You want to see something a little more profound. The actor did a decent enough job, but the depictions seemed very cliched.

Also I saw Doug in Bright Colors and Bold Patterns and preferred him in tha... Read more Read less

80
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing, Clever
January 18th, 2020

See it if You want to see a very different type of show with one actor playing all parts which includes music in a historical perspective.

Don't see it if You are not into the baby boom generation. Really for an older crowd but young people might learn something from this!

80
During previews
Refreshing, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
December 14th, 2019

See it if You want to see a fresh new take of a established Broadway musical. You like to see great young energetic singers and dancers.

Don't see it if You are expecting anything even close to the original or the movie versions. You might be distracted by huge screens in the background.

Also I really enjoyed this new version. It has some kinks that need to be a... Read more Read less

79
Edgy, Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing
December 11th, 2019

See it if You want to see some very talented young actors dealing with subjects of loss, addiction, family issues and just plain unhappiness.

Don't see it if You have trouble sitting through a 2 and a half hour play. A bit too long considering where it ends up. Climax could use some rethinking.

20
Disappointing, Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating
November 30th, 2019

See it if You are a die-hard Star Wars fan who eats drinks and breathes Star Wars. Even then be cautioned, you might be disappointed anyway.

Don't see it if You want quality staging, acting, singing etc. Very amateurish production which I found very difficult sitting through.

Also Many youngsters in the audience. Next time leave them home. The humor ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
November 9th, 2019

See it if Some great writing by Horton Foote with some excellent performances. Very engrossing, if a bit dated.

Don't see it if You want to see a big scene splashy musical. Very powerful small scale drama by a celebrated playwright.

78
To Life
East Village
Great acting, Dizzying, Quirky, Intense, Absorbing
October 12th, 2019

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

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Ambitious, Great acting, Confusing
September 25th, 2019

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.

80
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
September 7th, 2019

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.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining
August 17th, 2019

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!

92
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
June 27th, 2019

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.

88
Aunt Jack
East Village
Hilarious, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever
June 21st, 2019

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.

50
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Confusing
June 19th, 2019

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

67
Square Go
Midtown E
Indulgent, Fluffy, Confusing, Entertaining
June 14th, 2019

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.

83
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Must see, Intense, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
June 9th, 2019

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!

40
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Disappointing, Excruciating, Dizzying, Quirky, Confusing
June 9th, 2019

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.

85
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
June 1st, 2019

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.

90
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Great acting, Great singing
May 18th, 2019

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.

49
Carcass
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing
May 11th, 2019

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.

79
Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing
May 8th, 2019

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.

81
Entangled
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
May 5th, 2019

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.

85
The Bigot
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing
May 3rd, 2019

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

74
During previews
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Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Edgy
April 20th, 2019

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.

100
During previews
Riveting, Profound, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing
April 12th, 2019

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.

45
The White Devil
West Village
Excruciating, Indulgent, Dizzying, Confusing, Slow
April 6th, 2019

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

75
June is the First Fall
West Village
Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
April 6th, 2019

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

92
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining
April 5th, 2019

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

81
During previews
Dizzying, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
April 3rd, 2019

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

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting
March 29th, 2019

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

90
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Intense, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
March 17th, 2019

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

100
During previews
After
Midtown E
Riveting, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 15th, 2019

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.

55
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Great staging, Great singing
March 13th, 2019

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!

58
Eat the Devil
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Edgy, Slow moving
March 2nd, 2019

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

67
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Dated, Ambitious
February 16th, 2019

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.