David Richardson

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Reviews (29)
Peconic Public Broadcasting

“A wonderful cast of people are and all the Buffet songs...2 1/2 hours of Floridian and Caribbean fun…Unfortunately, sometimes those wonderful songs aren’t given a complete rendition…Interspersed in the story and songs are rather poor attempts at humor…I had a super time mouthing the words to just about every song he has ever performed…‘Go Escape to Margaritaville’ even if Jimmy’s not there…you will have a terrific time!” Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

“One of the silliest and dumbest of any shows that has ever hit Broadway opened last night at the Palace Theater. The backers, producers, and the performers involved should all start looking for something else to do…No love affair, no real comedy and otherwise no nothing. To be fair, several of the participants in this mess are quite good…'SpongeBob SquarePants' was designed for kids...I don’t think anyone else should be caught dead watching this ocean of trash.” Full Review

M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"It’s not a must-see since it is woefully dated, but the performances are worth either seeing it for the first time or seeing it again...All this is cotton candy, but it will keep you happy as the somewhat sordid tale slides by. So do you see this revival of 'M. Butterfly'? Yes, if you are a Clive Owen fan or want to remember a different time in the world. 1988, however, is not 2017." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"We finally have a terrific show for kids under 12 and, in fact, have a marvelous show for anyone still living...Mr. Borle is a total whirlwind and the kids will adore him. He’s on stage about 95% of the time and how he can catch his breath is hard to imagine...So take your kids or any children for that matter and go see 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' I guarantee they and you will have a ball." Full Review

War Paint
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"I love to see and hear Patti Lupone and the always on top of her game Christine Ebersole, but was it necessary to have them in a Broadway musical with little plot and performing songs you will never care about...The rest of the cast have to be exhausted...A superb group! To be honest, I might rather have seen Patti and Christine in a two woman concert where we could enjoy hearing some songs we would recognize, but at least they are both here to provide us with a great night out." Full Review

Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Glenn Close blew us away some 23 years ago in the role of Norma Desmond and she wows us once again in one of my favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber shows...This pared-down revival...doesn’t have the monstrous sets and the big sweeping stairway which, frankly, I was hoping to see once again, but it does have a fabulous concert-style big orchestra behind an excellent cast...You must make sure you see 'Sunset Boulevard' if only to see a sensational Glenn Close." Full Review

Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"This show is, as the critics used to say, stupendous!...It’s not the story line you care about. It’s the performers who spend most of the night tap dancing, singing and prancing around the Music Box stage to music you might remember from way back when…It’s the best bang for your buck on Broadway…Run, don’t shuffle off, to the box office as soon as you can." Full Review

Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Winnie played by a newcomer named Sarah Charles Lewis is not someone I cared for and the rest of the cast save Carolee Carmello is bland at best. The music by Chris Miller is totally unmemorable. Casey Nicholaw who directed and choreographed this show may have made one of his few mistakes getting involved in this show. Why the producers would have brought this to Broadway beats me." Full Review

American Psycho
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"'American Psycho' is so overwhelming that you will remain overwhelmed for most of its lurid two acts. It is a brilliant piece of stagecraft with some terrific performances and musical numbers...The first act is probably the finest on Broadway today and when you head for intermission minus an axe, you really will be shaking your head or just shaking. The mayhem slows down near the end of the second act as a silly love affair goes on way too long." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"'Disaster!' can best be described as a ridiculous disaster BUT has the best cast around and is so stupid you can’t help but laugh your head off. This show, about a cruise ship being attacked by an earthquake and a tidal wave, hits you with more sight gags, clichés and old songs than you can assimilate...If you want a night off from all the other serious Broadway shows, you will have yourself a ball sinking with this ship and its great cast." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"The dancing is simply sensational, the orchestrations the best ever and the cast certainly gives it a super effort to keep us memorized. If you have never seen it (and unless you’re under 6 you probably haven’t) it’s a must see for anyone looking for Broadway's best." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Children in Broadway shows sometimes turn me off, but this band of newly aspiring actors, actresses and musicians are really quite good. 4 or 5 of them including the drummer, a keyboard player and a guitar player are way better than you could possibly expect from 9 - 11 year olds...It’s noisy, it’s full of life and you’ll be able to rock all night after you see it. 'School of Rock' like all of its schools around the country, including some here in the East, really rocks!" Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"There’s lots of dancing to keep the simple story moving at a brisk space and the always in motion cast even makes a couple of forays into the audience where they might snatch you out of your seat and have you join in the celebration...'On Your Feet' will most likely get you on your feet and that’s a good thing." Full Review

Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"After seeing 'Therese Raquin,' you will do yourself a favor and head over to Comedy Central for some lightening up. This show is really dark, isn’t all that bad since the stars of the play make the evening along with some marvelous Victorian sets, and a river really quite enjoyable. Once you get into this one, and even if you know the story, you can’t wait for the second act." Full Review

Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"For the most part the numbers are really quite good and way better than some of the music and lyrics that inhabited shows this past season...Amazing no…but enjoyable? Certainly yes!" Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Bernadette is not Carol and certainly not Bette but she has more musical comedy talent than anyone who’s ever played the part. For one thing, she can actually act and sing...If you haven’t seen the show make sure you get tickets before word gets around that the show is just as good as it was this past year when it won the Tony for best musical revival or you will be paying even bigger bucks!...Honestly the best show on Broadway today." Full Review

Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

“80 minutes of nonsensical fun...Since the play doesn’t quite work, I can only comment on the actors...the two woman, especially Benanti...are the most interesting and easily the funniest. Shamos is fine but when that meteor gets in his way, he becomes more than silly. Key isn’t quite ready for fast-moving comedy...So do you spend the big bucks to go see ‘Meteor Shower’...Well, yes, if you’re an Amy fan and like Martin’s sense of humor but for me, the shower should have been hotter.” Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"A very dull play which is more about the author’s love of the theories of time and space than anything else...The big cast is quite good, and of course very English so be prepared to handle the accents...Boyer is simply superb as the only one who gets what’s going on...All that being said, Cora the Countess of Grantham (aka Ms. Mcgovern) is the only reason to take time to see 'Time and the Conways.'" Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"The most confusing nonsensical musical I have ever seen...The first act is so dismal you may want to grab your hat at intermission. The second act, at least, is way better, in fact, much, much better than the first, so I guess you had better stick around to watch it. There is only one good reason to get tickets for this show which I would think would be readily available at TKTS, and that is to see and hear Barrett Doss." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

“Despite that it is really just an excellent off-Broadway musical trying to make it in the big-time world of Broadway, it’s pretty darned good with some excellent music and a great cast of unknowns…The music...is catchy and memorable and the ensemble cast who perform all the numbers are all incredibly talented…An excellent musical…A must small-time see." Full Review

Paramour
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"They made a big mistake by trying to think they are a musical and not an acrobatic delight...Not only that but they produced a new show with the sappiest story ever...It’s really second rate but interspersed in the silly story are, of course, the wonderful acrobatic sequences...As the show slogs on we wind up with a wild chase scene over rooftops with mattresses to land on that seem to have springs in them...Right after that the show just ends. Weirdest end of any show I ever saw." Full Review

Fully Committed
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Mr. Ferguson is excellent as he plays some 40 callers who all want reservations in his upscale restaurant but why do we care...It’s extremely hard for the audience to follow the conversations which come at you in very short order and most times they are hard to figure out who’s who on which phone. Mr. Ferguson is a delight but this kind of show is not up to Broadway standards." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"While Mueller certainly does her very best, a great deal of the show, especially the first act, is pretty dull...The cast led by Mueller is really quite good and there’s also a couple of standout performances...The first act is slow but when we get to the second act things pick up and there’s a couple of numbers that will get you excited or at least get your hands out of your pockets." Full Review

Bright Star
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"This little musical with a big heart and featuring lots of what one can call bluegrass music is really quite good, and the music and lyrics by Edie Brickell, which I thought I would hate, are terrific, just plain terrific…'Bright Star' could be the sleeper of the year in the world of musicals. It’s bright star should be shining a very long time on Broadway." Full Review

Blackbird
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"A very excellent drama about one of today’s social themes that is only getting more press than maybe we’d like. This 80 minute, intermissionless play by David Harrower is brilliantly performed by Williams and Daniels and certainly will be in the running when the award season starts up...Serious theatergoers: Don’t miss this superb play and two over-the-top performances." Full Review

Peconic Public Broadcasting

"Well Jennifer’s very good but the rest of the show is way better than I could have imagined. And (cliché expected) a star is born by the name of Cynthia Erivo,..The story which is way more confusing than I dare to get into...Now all this description probably sounds like it could be pretty dull. To answer that I can only say that to have an opportunity to see Ms. Erivio will be one of the best theater-going experiences you will ever have." Full Review

Misery
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"This production, played out on a terrific revolving set by David Korins, is really quite good, that Bruce is almost perfect as the bedridden prisoner and that Laurie does her best as the woman who first saves his life and then tries to kill him...'Misery' is a Broadway show that you should see especially if you know absolutely nothing about the plot." Full Review

Allegiance
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"So do you go see 'Allegiance?' Well if you’re interested in the subject matter and most people seem to be, you should go. The show, however, let’s be honest, maybe shouldn’t have been a musical and certainly not one that runs 2 ½ hours. The story is too important to be taken lightly." Full Review

Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Peconic Public Broadcasting

"'Dames at Sea' is a very funny and witty diversion of a show and should be seen by anyone who just wants to spend a few hours in a theater, relax and try and remember what Broadway used to be all about. I’m still tapping my feet and that’s not easy." Full Review