Denis S

Roslyn Heights | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (92)
82
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Dizzying, Intelligent, Disappointing, Dated, Ambitious

See it if like me, you love West Side Story in any shape or form.

Don't see it if you like your theater without distractions.

Also All I can say is the projections were a complete distraction. You can'... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of loud music snd kitchen sink stories.

Also I have mixed emotions on this one. One one hand it totally held my att... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to know what all the hype is about.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit for a one act, over two hour show that will confuse you at times.

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a master class in acting.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of dramatic revivals.

92
Great dancing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if the name Temptations means anything to you.

Don't see it if you have sworn off jukebox musicals, even the best of them.

Also All five of the actors playing the original Temptations do a great job... Read more Read less

88
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a Kelli O'Hara fan. She's wonderful as always.

Don't see it if you don't like attempts to make revivals politically correct. Maybe if they have to change it, don't bring it back.

90
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to laugh all night.

Don't see it if you need to leave a musical singing the score.

Also Yes, it's the funniest musical comedy since The Book of Mormon. and ye... Read more Read less

79
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are a Brian Cranston fan, he’s superb.

Don't see it if you don’t feel as mad as hell and can’t take it anymore. It gets repetitive and tries to be a little too clever.

73
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Dull

See it if you want to be able to say that you saw King Kong.

Don't see it if you prefer good music, good dialogue, and good acting over good technical effects.

Also Would be better served as an amusement park attraction.

85
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what may turn out to be the best performance from a female this season.

Don't see it if You have trouble dealing with the subject of Alzheimer’s.

Also Funny, yet heartbreaking. Elaine May, Elaine May, Elaine May.

93
Entertaining, Must see, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you just want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you need a plot in your shows.

Also Loved the original, loved this. The entire casts is wonderful. John Ed... Read more Read less

77
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Idina Menzel. You'll enjoy every scene that she is in.

Don't see it if you expect to hear Idina Menzel sing.

82
During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Confusing

See it if the idea of the Go-Go's music in a story set in Elizabethan times appeals to you.

Don't see it if you're looking for something high-brow.

Also A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum plus Xanadu plus Tootsi... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you liked the movie. The show does an excellent job of transferring it to the stage.

Don't see it if high school isn't your thing.

Also Tina Fey will win a well deserved Tony award for best book of a musica... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Clever, Fluffy, Fun, Delightful

See it if you are a Jimmy Buffet fan.

Don't see it if you have a problem with juke box musicals.

Also The show is really very enjoyable as long as you know what it is.

72
Dated, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Confusing

See it if try to see most broadway shows.

Don't see it if you get tired of hearing mostly one voice. Joshua Jackson does the best he can, but is wearying after a while.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Okay, Guilty pleasure

See it if you like Donna Summer and her music

Don't see it if jukebox musicals aren't your thing.

Also It's entertaining but not special in any way, except for the wonderful... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson in a masterful performance.

Don't see it if you're male and don't enjoy peeing with women lined up in the men's room two feet away from you.

Also I don't think women would appreciate... Read more Read less

49
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you are in need of a nap.

Don't see it if you like your characters in a play to interact.

78
During previews
Quirky, Novel, Loud, Bright, Clever

See it if you are a SpongeBob fan or you bring your kids who are.

Don't see it if you think of Bikini Bottom as the bottom half of a lady's swimsuit.

81
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Clever, Intelligent

See it if enjoy drama and can get good seats, this would not have been as riveting from the balcony.

Don't see it if you are under sixteen, I would give this an R rating.

84
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh and be entertained by an excellent ensemble.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of shouting and arguing, albeit funny shouting and arguing.

64
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Dull

See it if you are a big fan of Norman Leo Butz.

Don't see it if you want me to tell you about the second act. I didn't last that long.

76
Clever, Disappointing, Okay, Watchable, Fluffy

See it if you need a family show.

Don't see it if you have great expectations.

82
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Well done, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like the era or like Laura Osnes, who does a very fine job.

Don't see it if you are looking for something new or inciteful. It tries a little too hard.

73
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you have extreme affection for the movie and the period.

Don't see it if you don't want to be disappointed.

Also It closely follows the movie, only adding surprisingly dreary music th... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Romantic, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you love great acting.

Don't see it if you prefer a straight-forward story. This will confuse you.

90
Dark, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you want to both think about and enjoy a broadway musical.

Don't see it if you are opposed to reinterpretations of classic musicals.

Also If you know the show, you'll enjoy this even more. It is the most rein... Read more Read less

74
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you like coherent plots and good music.

Also Truth be told, the audience seemed to love it. I was ready to nod off ... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Resonant, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you have any affection for the original show. You'll love it.

Don't see it if you have trouble reading titles and are not familiar with Fiddler on the Roof.

Also At over three hours, you won't want it to end.... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Resonant, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you ever went to high school.

Don't see it if you are too old to appreciate a very clever musical.

Also If you don't already own the music, you will want too get it and liste... Read more Read less

88
Riveting, Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the two best written and best acted plays of the season (along with The Ferryman)..

Don't see it if you object to any reworking of classic novels.

82
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you like broadway musicals, this is modern but really pretty traditional.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the broadway stars help lesbian theme.

Also At times the audience cheered and roared, definitely a New York show.

90
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent, Engrossing

See it if you want to see the best ensemble on broadway.

Don't see it if 3 hours and 15 minutes is too long for you to sit.

Also Can't believe I'm saying this, but even with the length, I didn't want... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to have an enjoyable night out at the theater, not the theatre.

Don't see it if you are a broadway snob and can't get past the source material. Or if you don't like Bryan Adams, you hear him in all the music.

Also If someone tells you that Samantha Barks is no Julia Roberts, ask them... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Quirky, Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you try to see most shows that play on broadway.

Don't see it if you have high expectations.

Also When the best part of a non-musical show is Josh Charles and Armie Ham... Read more Read less

73
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like to have to really concentrate when you see a show.

Don't see it if you prefer that your shows are presented in chronalological order. This got very confusing.

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you want to be entertained. It's smart and well sung.

Don't see it if you're a snob.

87
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want a great evening out with a great musical.

Don't see it if three hours is too long for you to sit, though it feels like less.

Also "They don't make them like they used to" was never a more appropriate ... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Dated, Masterful, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of musical revivals. This is an excellent, well done one.

Don't see it if you object to seeing any kind of violence against a woman, even if it's in keeping with the character.

Also Joshua Henry gives a great performance, and the not heavily miked sing... Read more Read less

78
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Loud, Ambitious, Interesting

See it if you would like to see rock music interspersed with classical.

Don't see it if you are expecting a broadway show, it's a concert.

Also it's really very good for what it is. But many probably didn't know wh... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a very entertaining first act with some excellent voices.

Don't see it if you can't leave at intermission. The second act has a complete change in tone and is very boring.

80
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a superbly acted intelligent show.

Don't see it if you only go the theater to be entertained.

80
During previews
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of Billy Crudup. He does a great job.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one man shows. It can be a slow go.

78
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Educational, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you are a fan of John Leguizamo. It's a one man show.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of John Leguizamo. It's a one man show.

77
During previews
Disappointing, Intelligent, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you usually agree with theatre critics. It will no doubt receive the same glowing reviews as it did when it played off broadway.

Don't see it if you are coming from work and didn't sleep well the night before. You might very well snooze.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want to hear clever lyrics and see a masterful performance by Andy Karl.

Don't see it if Andy Karl isn't in it. He's wonderful.

Also Upon reflection, I look forward to seeing it again. I purchased the DV... Read more Read less

83
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like the story; it really does right by it.

Don't see it if you want something to take young children to. They'll be bored once Anastasia grows up.

90
Funny, Must see, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to be able to say I saw Bette Midler in Hello Dolly and loved it.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Bette Midler.

62
Amelie
Midtown W
Confusing, Boring, Quirky, Slow, Clever

See it if you loved the movie and are curious as to have it translated to the stage.

Don't see it if there is almost anything else on broadway that you are interested in and haven't yet seen.