Christopher C 2

Jamaica Plain | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (73)
75
Apologia
Midtown W
Outmoded, Ham-fisted, Great cast

See it if you worship Stockard Channing and will see her in anything

Don't see it if you are pretty much anybody else

60
Blunt, Glib, Uninvolving

See it if you want to see big stars on stage, but don't want to be challenged with credible drama

Don't see it if you're expecting any of the impact of the original production or the movie. This one hasn't aged well.

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Goofy, Engaging, Riotous

See it if you want to see a top-notch cast have a grand old time, and bring you along for the ride

Don't see it if you harbor purist ideals about Shakespeare

65
Poorly crafted, Blunt, Preachy

See it if you have no quality filter and just want to have fabulousness wash over you

Don't see it if you care about things like carefully crafted lyrics, meaningful music, and a logical libretto

95
Exquisite, Profound, Moving

See it if you want to see a show that builds and builds and finally overwhelms you with the quiet power of human connection

Don't see it if you expect musicals to be big and splashy. This one is subtle and exquisite.

19
Inane, Insipid, Brain-dead

See it if you have no discernment whatsoever and simply want a mindless barrage of aural and visual stimuli

Don't see it if you have more brain cells than teeth

85
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Haunting, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see a two-time Pulitzer winner stretch herself even further

Don't see it if you're looking for action. This show is in no particular hurry.

65
During previews
Long, Talky, Slow

See it if you've got three hours to spare and long to be spoken at

Don't see it if you expect action of any kind. Everything happens off-stage and is announced.

45
Flat, Uninvolving, Meandering

See it if you have no quality filter and just want to see your favorite movie on stage

Don't see it if you expect a cohesive story that builds logically and a memorable score

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95
Gorgeous, Moving, Delightful

See it if you want to see a gem of a show, with superlative direction, and a bang-up cast

Don't see it if you're not part of the human heart

85
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Great cast

See it if you want to see a complex, intense play, and that Chris Evans can really act

Don't see it if you want flash, fun, or super hero antics

60
The Low Road
East Village
Didactic, Irritating, Moderately amusing

See it if you enjoy being preached at without a hint of subtelty

Don't see it if you expect to see real human emotion on stage

35
During previews
Vapid, Thin

See it if you're a diehard Jimmy Buffett fan

Don't see it if you're anybody else

78
Uneven, Periodically hilarious, Amazing cast

See it if you're looking for nothing more than a bunch of really silly laughs, pratfalls, and set pieces

Don't see it if you want the comedy to sustain itself through every bit

65
Loud, Louder, Loudest

See it if you're impressed by expensive sets and vocal histrionics

Don't see it if you expect to be genuinely moved

85
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an outstanding cast kick butt in a play that's compelling 90% of the way through

Don't see it if you want a resolution that's as sharp as the setup

95
Sharp, Lively, Delightful

See it if you can get a ticket.

Don't see it if you can't

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45
Bandstand
Midtown W
Self-important, Energetic, Clumsy

See it if you don't mind your moments of beauty overshadowed by vast stretches of ineptitude

Don't see it if you don't mind shows whose ambitions exceed their ability to deliver

87
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Engrossing, Moving, Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see how riveting and moving political theater can be

Don't see it if you're not willing to look at both sides of a thorny issue

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Forced, Frothy, Funny

See it if you're not really interested in thinking all that much, and just want to have a good time

Don't see it if you're expecting a universally effervescent evening of theater

68
Clunky, Forced, Static

See it if you want to see Danny DeVito steal the show, or just be in the same room as Mark Ruffalo

Don't see it if you like a little action with your drama. This one is talky...

95
Engrossing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to be entirely consumed by a rich and engrossing theatrical experience

Don't see it if you're not particularly interested in the future of musical theater

85
The Golden Bride
Financial
Charming, Old-fashioned, Enchanting

See it if you want a heaping helping of schmaltz, with all the charm of a bygone era

Don't see it if you don't want to read supertitles all night

75
Stunning, Disjointed, Plodding

See it if you just want to turn off your brain and look at pretty things

Don't see it if you expect musicals to be cohesive and fluid

80
Privacy
East Village
Entertaining, Topical, Superficial

See it if you want to have fun at a play with a shelf-life of about 6 months

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep and meaningful

85
During previews
The opposite of subtle, Timely, Taut

See it if you want to see a gripping play, ripped from the headlines, and a bang-up cast

Don't see it if you expect anything remotely resembling subtlety or nuance

68
A bit bloodless, Great cast, Mild

See it if you want to see four top-notch performers attempt to raise the temperature of a listless production

Don't see it if you're looking for searing drama. This one's a bit tepid.

75
Slow, Disappointing, Visually epic

See it if you want to see first-rate production values

Don't see it if you care about convincing acting

98
Masterful, Epic, Triumphant

See it if you want to see a great American play finely wrought by a master director and a fiercely attuned cast

Don't see it if you expect action or flash. This one is all about people and ideas.

85
Powerful, Engrossing, Surprisingly funny

See it if you want to see a uniformly outstanding cast breath vibrant life into an American classic

Don't see it if you can't sit still for four hours. This sucker is loooooooooong.

50
Banal, Forced, Twee

See it if um, I guess, you like seeing Tony Yazbek dance?

Don't see it if you are a fan of the novella. Yeesh.

75
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Odd, Engaging, Dense

See it if you want to see Stoppard at his most obtuse and playful.

Don't see it if you're not familiar with The Importance of Being Earnest. It kinda spoils the fun if you're not.

80
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Touching, Sweet, Engaging

See it if you want a great ensemble, an endearing story, and a rollicking score

Don't see it if you expect flashy production values

65
Dated, Clumsy, Beige

See it if you want to see how a supposedly classic drama doesn't really hold up to modern scrutiny

Don't see it if you expect subtlety, nuance, ingenuity.

85
Harry Clarke
West Village
Virtuosic, Clever, Funny

See it if you want to see a consummate performer at the top of his game

Don't see it if you're looking for something more than just an extended monologue

82
Admissions
Upper W Side
Crackling, Tense, Complex

See it if want to see a complex examination of a highly explosive issue

Don't see it if you don't like yelling. This puppy is loud.

45
Fire and Air
East Village
Dull, Flat, Inert

See it if you want to see a great cast try to breath life into an inert piece

Don't see it if you're expecting excitement or revelations

26
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Dreadful, Puerile, Inane

See it if you love the Grateful Dead and don't particularly care about story

Don't see it if you care at all about cohesion and dramatic structure

85
Mind-blowing, Clever, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show where absolutely everything has a purpose

Don't see it if you're looking for something really deep and meaningful

75
Dated, Engaging, Unexceptional

See it if you're a diehard Allison Janney fan, or crave gratuitous male nudity

Don't see it if you have fond memories of the original production

77
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Sappy, Respectable

See it if you just want to escape for a few hours

Don't see it if you're expecting to be transported by magic

78
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Moving, Diffuse

See it if you're interested in fluid staging and powerful subject matter, but don't mind the play's catch-all approach to history

Don't see it if you're expecting something light or something unified

93
Sweat
Midtown W
Intense, Complex, Gut-wrenching

See it if you want to see how fiercely real modern theater can be

Don't see it if you're not willing to challenge your assumptions about the working class

30
Grim, Charmless, Depressing

See it if you have no expectations of being entertained or charmed

Don't see it if you harbor sweet, nostalgic feelings for the movie and/or the book

52
Tuneless, Colorless, Moderately amusing

See it if you're looking to just turn off your quality filter and laugh

Don't see it if you're looking for a tuneful score, well-crafted lyrics, and the charm of the original film

69
Derivative, Energetic, Bland

See it if you miss Jersey Boys snd want to see a watered-down substitute

Don't see it if you expect something original and memorable

40
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Slow, Uninvolving

See it if you love vocal histrionics, don't mind cliched predictable stories, or just want to see great performers in sub-par material.

Don't see it if you're looking for depth, clever lyrics, or characters you actually care about.

50
Cats
Midtown W
Eye-candy, Flashy, Superficial

See it if You just want to turn your mind off and watch pretty things skirt past your eyes

Don't see it if You're looking for deep, substantial musical theater. Fun Home this ain't.

76
Flashy, Dazzling, Shallow

See it if you loved War Horse (another play with great production values but a thin, banal script)

Don't see it if you want something beyond an ordinary family melodrama with spectacular staging

40
Himself and Nora
West Village
Generic, Inert, Vulgar

See it if you're trapped in the Village in a rain storm and need shelter

Don't see it if you expect a musical about James Joyce to be at least a little bit intellectually inspired