David T

Manhattan | 35-49 | Male
About:  Avid theater fan. Prior to moving to NYC, a Director and Actor, now working IT to pay the bills.
Reviews (164)
79
Raunchy, Dated, Great acting

See it if you want to see two actors give amazing performances. Audra alone is worth seeing. She delivers a very nuanced performance.

Don't see it if you do not like nudity or a graphic sex scene. There is lots of language inappropriate for youth. This is NOT a family show.

50
Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see individual actors. This was long and boring. But some performers did well

Don't see it if You can’t sit through Shakespeare. It’s long and needs another intermission.

75
Ink
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You have an interest in Murdoch and free press. It was relevant to today’s political climate. Great acting throughout.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy stylized plays.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want a to turn your mind off and just relax. It’s amusing but not overly funny. A little crass.

Don't see it if You want the movie on stage. It has the essence but it’s not a copy cat.

69
During previews
Quirky, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like the cast. It has some humorous moments, but its a far cry from a laugh a minute comedy. Dark humor and raunchy.

Don't see it if you don't like to have to think through a comedy. The actors are great, given what they have to work with. It needs more work.

80
Refreshing, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to see something not based off of a movie or tv show. Its got some funny parts and some of the music is catchy.

Don't see it if you can't find yourself just relaxing and letting go. Its no art piece, but simply a good time. Go in with low expectations.

65
Great writing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want to see Ethan Hawke. He gives his role 110%. Its great writing, but just feels something is lacking in the production. A bit forced.

Don't see it if You want to see both actors give a tour de force performance. Dano just doesn't give a lot next to Hawke. He tends to fade into the back.

75
During previews
Great singing, Great writing, Romantic, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you love the Cole Porter score. It has some very funny moments. The cast does a great job and Too Darn Hot tears down the house.

Don't see it if you don't like old musicals. It can feel a little dated. Hated the change in lyrics for Why are Women so simple.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want a well written and nicely paced play with music. The actors are all superb and the staging is great. An enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if If you do not like one acts. This play is 1 hour and 45 minutes without an intermission, although pacing is great and it doesn't feel long.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like Cher. It’s an entertaining evening.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher.

76
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like to watch a comedy. It has several humorous moments. If you enjoy the sport, you should at least enjoy the tournament.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that says something. It's pure fluff.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see a classic back on broadway. Michael Urie gives an amazing performance. The whole cast minus one does a superb job.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason. It was a well done production and since its been trimmed down in its running time, its a nice evening of theater.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to watch a great actress give the performance of her life. Elaine May was truly astounding to watch. Joan Allen is also quite good.

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through a drama about getting older and Alzheimers. Otherwise, it was a masterful performance from May.

75
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy something a little less artsy. Its a fluff show, but funny and is good to enjoy and not have to think too much.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy something a little less refined. It has some crass humor and may not be suitable for children, but adults should enjoy.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like the Go Gos, or Rachel York and Bonnie Milligan. They both are hysterical.

Don't see it if You want more than a fluffy show. It’s just silly and no real depth. But still entertaining.

40
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you want to hear some Donna Summer music, and to sing along with it. This was so painful to sit through. Its clearly for the tourists.

Don't see it if want to see a good show. Its as bad as what the actual critics said.

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Slow

See it if you enjoy a bit of a dated show. The whole professor sleeps with student just seems gross in 2018. The deaf cast was exceptional.

Don't see it if you are wanting a fresh take on the work.

65
During previews
Great staging, Disappointing, Dated, Quirky

See it if you like the absurd. Tom Hollander gives a nice performance and the scenic design is the highlight.

Don't see it if you don't like the ridiculous. It can be quite confusing and scenes come out of no where and you question if you should just leave.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh. Michael Cera is quite funny in his usual quirkiness. Chris Evans is also surprisingly funny.

Don't see it if you don't like foul language or if you can't sit in tight places. The new remodel at the Hayes appears to have shrunk the seats.

90
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love classic musicals. This is a superb revival and will not disappoint. Charming and captivating. Norbert Leo Butz alone is worth it.

Don't see it if You struggle to sit still for three hours, however, it doesn't feel that long! No other reason to not see it.

70
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like a musical that you can shut your brain off. It’s fluffy and crass.

Don't see it if You don’t like a jukebox musical.

79
During previews
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy lush music and the best choreography currently on broadway.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy golden age of musicals. It’s a bit dated and some of the actors do not have chemistry.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You can. It’s an amazing piece of theater. Andrew Garfield is fantastic.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through long shows.

75
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like House of Cards. Uma Thurman is fine, but overall, the show's best moments are the design elements.

Don't see it if there really isn't a reason not to. Its one of the better plays so far this season.

5
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if you have no interest in good theater. This is the epitome of what is wrong with modern broadway. Caters to the lowest common denominator.

Don't see it if you like good theater, good music, or want anything but a Times Square "Broadway" show. I hated it so much I left at intermission.

85
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like a good Arthur Miller piece. It’s a well done revival and the performances in act two and three are solid.

Don't see it if You are not into the classic plays. Act one is slow paced and the staging can seem awkward throughout.

60
Overrated, Indulgent, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to watch the stars involved. It’s a bit dated and there are better plays to see.

Don't see it if You want to watch a relevant play. Russell is not great and Drivers performance is overrated.

85
During previews
Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a solid musical comedy. It’s got heart and all the performers do a nice job. Highly entertaining.

Don't see it if You want the movie. It’s a close version but not cookie cutter to the film. It stands on its own.

95
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see the front runner for best musical, among other categories. This is brilliant and will be with you long after it’s over.

Don't see it if You want something flimsy and fluff. This show is complex and a must see

90
During previews
Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what a reimagining of a classic can be. It created a sense of something new with every scene. The ballet was superb.

Don't see it if You don't like experimental theater. Its not your grandmothers Oklahoma!

70
During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you really enjoy Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. Both deliver fine performances for what they've been given. Lackluster set and staging.

Don't see it if you do not have an interest in the Clinton's or if you are TOO interested in the Clintons. This is very loose.

70
Absorbing, Great acting, Indulgent, Intense

See it if you like the film or Cranston. He is amazing in the role. The rest of the production feels a little awkward, with all of the cameras.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason. Cranston alone is worth the price of admission.

79
Great writing, Great staging, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you are a fan of Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels. Overall, its not a bad show. The writing is great, as is Daniels.

Don't see it if you are expecting the book onstage. Daniels is a more realistic portrayal of the Atticus than Peck.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You want to see the puppet or sets. That’s it!

Don't see it if You want good music, good story, good staging, good acting, or good choreography. This show has none of those.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You want a highly entertaining evening of theater. Very funny and fresh. Great acting all around and catchy score.

Don't see it if no reason. It was a wonderful show!

70
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you want to see a play about an artist at work. Janet McTeer does a nice job in creating the iconic actress.

Don't see it if you want more substance to your evening. I found the play to be just ok. It was neither great or bad.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see an amazing performance, that will leave you feeling you've witnessed something special in the theater. A masterpiece!

Don't see it if There is no reason not to. Its one of the best plays to hit broadway in years.

90
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like a quick comedy. It was a well paced play with several moments that were quite funny. The cast does a great job!

Don't see it if you don't like modern comedies or want something with two acts. It was a very quick evening, less than 90 minutes without an intermission.

79
During previews
Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you like the leads. Samantha Barks is fantastic, as is Andy Karl. There are a couple of nice tunes, but nothing rememberable in music.

Don't see it if you don't like the film. A lot of it is the film onstage. The music is very bland. As well as a few numbers could be trimmed or removed.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky, Bad writing

See it if You want to see any of the actors and don’t mind lack of character development.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with three dimensional characters or a play with any depth.

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50
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you like the cast. Condola was quite good, but as a whole, the show was a snooze fest.

Don't see it if you want a fast paced show. This is very slow moving and I counted at least ten people who were asleep before the intermission.

95
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you like edgy plays, that are superbly acted and meticulously directed. From start to finish, this was a near perfect show.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see it is if you can't get a ticket.

65
Cliched, Disappointing, Great writing, Overrated

See it if you want to hear some funny jokes by Tina Fey. The character of Damian steals the show in every scene he's in.

Don't see it if The music is the weakest link in this show. To the point you wished it had just been a play instead.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want to see stellar acting from these women. The scenic design is brilliant, but the highlight is watching Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if you can't sit through two hours without intermission.

65
During previews
Dated, Intense, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like the play or Denzel. Although the rest of the cast is quite good.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through four hours of a very dull plot.

80
Great singing, Fluffy, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like Disney and can listen to let it go one more time. Great sets and leads perform well.

Don't see it if You don’t like Frozen the movie.

95
During previews
Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Epic

See it if You can get a ticket. It is worth every penny.

Don't see it if No reason, unless you hate an absorbing play.

65
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are a fan of John Lithgow. He is quite good. Its just him and his stories. To his credit, he is able to convey multiple characters well.

Don't see it if You are easily bored. It takes a lot of energy to try to not fall asleep in this one. Even with the great acting, the stories are dull.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you like Steve Martin, or his sense of humor. Amy Schumer was great, but Laura Benanti steals the show. She is hilarious. Beautiful set.

Don't see it if you don't like Steve Martin's absurdity.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if you enjoy John or his brand of comedy. It is quite funny most of the show, however, it runs a little long towards the end.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a bit of a fluffy show.