dan 7203

New York City | Male
About:  I like a wide range of shows--musicals, heavy drama, but also farce, spoofs, comedy.
Reviews (25)
86
Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like mentalist shows. You're imaginative and like to be taken to a different place/feeliing. Enhanced powers of observation interest you

Don't see it if You don't like mentalist shows, are eaasily bored. Want a 90 minute play with cleavage, curse words and sex.

79
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to connect to teenage angst in a big way. You like the music.

Don't see it if Contemplation of suicide gets you down. You don't like the songs. The show is powerful but I felt it was somewhat of a downer.

81
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Romantic, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You like traditional musicals: It's sweet, formulaic. Great costumes, interesting, if far-fetched story. Some good songs.

Don't see it if You don't like cliche'd, Disney type, it all ends up wonderfully in the end stories. If you only listen to Hip-hop, rap. You're cold hearted

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Cliched, Dated

See it if You like Bernadette Peters. Still a great though corny show--old fashioned. Story is a little weak but the staging is great as is some music

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned musicals. You expect a scintillating plot.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see Mark Rylance live. You like historical plays like Amadeus. You like a wordy script without much action.

Don't see it if You need a lot of action, are looking for Lion King. The thought of eunuchs singing revolts you.

79
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like traditional musicals, this kind of pop music.

Don't see it if Extramarital affairs cause you to have a panic attack.

88
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Resonant

See it if You want to see a jazzy show with a lot of amazing dancers, if you like Kander/Ebb.

Don't see it if You're very conservative, straight laced--it's a little edgy/raunchy. You don't like dance.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if You like a musical version of the play. Most of the actors played instruments and sang wonderfully-lovely new songs by Stephen Schwartz.

Don't see it if You're not romantic, don't like cabaret type music. Hate Shakespeare.

78
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You like the idea of it. It's plotless, charming fun. The costumes are nice. You want to hear "Memory" sung live.

Don't see it if The idea of it repulses you--people dressed up like cats. You need a strong plot, character development.

89
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want a movie type musical. Wonderful acting and singing. Magical.

Don't see it if You don't like fantasy, you have no imagination, you're a sourpuss--stay home, watch commercials.

94
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You don't mind raunchy, outrageous humor. If you like South Park, Family Guy you'll love it. You want the funniest show you've ever seen.

Don't see it if You're a grouch, curmudgeon. Hate curse words, coarseness, sexual humor. Want to complain.

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like incredible lung popping singing. You like a big movie like spectacle. The sets, costumes are great, beautiful.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon, don't want to be entertained, transported to a different world. You don't like high volume singing.

44
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind a show with a variety of styles--ie serious one scene, farcical the next

Don't see it if you want good music, a solid understandable story that builds and is of one style/genre

90
Great writing, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Carole King's music. You like juke-box musicals. The story here is well crafted though.

Don't see it if You don't like Carole King's music. You hate juke box musicals.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You don't mind a show that starts slowly and bulds inexorably to a fire-cracker conclusion. It's a heavy drama-tense, talky.

Don't see it if You need something that's totally fast paced. You want a comedy-there are some jokes but this is no comedy.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Romantic

See it if Classic musical--a little corny and cliched BUT wonderful music, wonderful cast, magical staging and singing. Doesn't that entice you?

Don't see it if You can't handle something old fashioned. You only want rap, hip hop. You don't like a little fantasy--"make believe...."

80
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You like exploring moral dilemmas. You like a TV/movie like staging. It's very crisp/fast paced. Similarly staged to Curious Incident Dog...

Don't see it if You don't have a conscience, don't care about these dilemmas. Need longer scenes, Eugene O'Neill style pacing/exposition.

84
Delightful, Romantic, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You don't mind a non traditional musical--it's more like a short story/ movie. Kind of has a French movie like feel.

Don't see it if You want a big splashy feeling. You won't get a helicopter landing on stage here.

79
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you don't mind squeaky puppet singing, a fantasy type story

Don't see it if you hate puppets, fantasy, you're uptight, very conservative

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want the quintessential broadway musical-big drama, romance, ballads, big sets/stage effects. You want great music, duets.

Don't see it if You don't like over the top mega musicals, dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You've been/are married or are contemplating it. You like talk-y plays-it's all about the emotions, not much action. You like great acting.

Don't see it if You need a lot of action. You need something fast-paced. You don't want to think about yourself/your marriage or divorce.

92
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Epic, Must see

See it if It's a beautiful romantic love story, epic. Like Les Miz--same authors--fantastic music, singing, acting. Wonderful, magical. Bring kleenex.

Don't see it if You're not romantic. You're racist and don't like the idea of caucasian/asian love. You don't like sweeping ballads.

80
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You like pop rock. You're LBGTQ friendly. You're trendy, not stuck in 1945.

Don't see it if You're homophobic and can't change. Are close minded, don't like rock.

94
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see a big movie type musical. The special effects-costumes and scenery alone are worth seeing the show. It's kind of spectacular

Don't see it if You don't like the songs. If you don't want to have child like wonder again.

79
Enchanting, Great singing, Intense

See it if You like something escapist, romantic, epic with beautiful singing. It was engaging, magical and the leads sang/acted wonderfully.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon, are not romantic. Don't like romantic ballads. Don't like Hispanic people, are racist.