Dave 8117

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Recently moved back to NYC, and I love the theater. I hope you find my thoughts helpful!
Reviews (115)
77
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You want to see a feel-good Broadway show with great singing and sets and a decent story line, but without the dance numbers and glitz.

Don't see it if You want catchy songs. They were sung well, but I won't be downloading the album.

80
Beloved
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy strong acting (and a solid script). Dilorenzo holds your attention nonstop for 90 minutes - she's funny, quirky and a little scary

Don't see it if You're offended by swearing or descriptions of sexual acts - although both are just a small (but meaningful) part of the play.

60
Sex Object
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Disjointed, Incomplete

See it if You enjoy good, ambitious acting, even without a strong plot. I understood who the characters were, but not why they were together.

Don't see it if You are bothered by under-developed and inconsistent characters. The relationships don’t make sense - we are missing the whole back story.

80
The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Clever

See it if You want to spend 90 minutes in the head of someone with OCD. It may not be “fun” but it’s a riveting true story. Great experience!

Don't see it if You go expecting to laugh. Many reviews describe it as funny. I found it to be too real to be funny, but I really liked it.

60
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Clever, Dated, Edgy, Slow, Disappointing

See it if Very creative. It’s a theater experience unlike any other you’ve had.

Don't see it if Show was not as creative as it used to be. Many of the bits were repetitive. Don’t see it if you can’t sit through 90 minutes of silence.

80
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if Shakespeare meets the Wild West - with singing. Very funny and well acted.

Don't see it if You don’t like cowboys who rhyme.

95
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Riveting, Enchanting

See it if Very funny and fascinating autobiographical story about someone you never knew was so accomplished.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine who wouldn’t enjoy this show.

80
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky

See it if You want a unique experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like being touched by the actors or having liquids sprayed on you.

85
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You'd like to explore your consciousness, learn a little science - and be entertained - all in about 90 minutes!

Don't see it if You have an aversion to scientifically-trained and peer-reviewed Canadian rappers. They might not be for everyone, but give it a try.

92
During previews
Alexandria
West Village
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're open-minded and want to see a well-written and acted play that really makes you think about beliefs and social responsibility.

Don't see it if You "know" that only your way of thinking and living is THE right way. It may be, but "Alexandria" will challenge you to think about that.

95
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You want to laugh. Mike describes his rather challenging life in a way that is just hilarious!

Don't see it if You are easily offended. Mike tells us all about his life, and some people may find it to be a little too much information.

65
Police Cops
Midtown E
Dizzying, Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Cliched

See it if The Pretend Men are a creative, energetic and group. Their show is a silly romp through police shows.

Don't see it if At times, Police Cops gets very silly, but not in a good way.

95
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Fantastic, fascinating funny and heart-wrenching musical. Very well done.

Don't see it if You need to have an open mind to enjoy this musical.

85
Ambitious, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you’re a fan of the GoGos or Momma Mia, you’ll love this show.

Don't see it if Don’t see this show if you’re offended by homosexuality or sexual jokes.

50
Cliched, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent

See it if The show has some bright moments, especially the opening number, which is very topical.

Don't see it if Much of the remainder of the show are older repeated bits.