Dennis Marquez

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male
About:  “Work is what you do for others, Liebchen; art is what you do for yourself,”
Reviews (31)
70
Great staging, Fluffy, Slow, Disappointing, Enchanting

See it if you appreciate interesting and fresh stagecraft. Natasha Katz can do no wrong.

Don't see it if you’re expecting Disney to have overcome their subpar track record of musical adaptations. new songs aren’t special, feels forced & awkward

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Romantic, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want hometown style characters and stories with a side of apple pie.

Don't see it if you’re looking for drama than sweetness.

75
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a play about an ensemble of actors loving, fighting for, and protecting a piece of theater through a very historical lens

Don't see it if historical pieces don't interest you, or stories where characters fight for rights prohibited in a previous time that are more lax today

Also it's unique to see both (1. an ensemble of actors) and (2. portraying ... Read more Read less

70
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Dated, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you're curious about one of Sondheim's less commercial works, a history buff, or enjoy ensemble pieces performed with heart and talent

Don't see it if you're expecting the same emotionally piercing payoff as his other works. ambitious in its inspiration, feels better left in history class

65
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want D.Trump instead of Julius Caesar. Melania, Kellyanne, assassination all in tow. Fantastic acting is marred by a forcefed concept.

Don't see it if You're a Republican. You want a more true-to-text production concept. You're offended by male nudity or graphic depictions of violence.

Also As a proud liberal, seeing the orchestration and execution of the pres... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you can look past the minimalism to be spellbound by a poetic play performed masterfully. your heart will break SPOILER like the menagerie.

Don't see it if you need spectacle or complex set design. the stage pictures are simple but beautiful in their own right. see this, read this, you need this

Also I saw the much lauded 2013 revival and thought it was all I needed fro... Read more Read less

75
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Confusing, Dizzying, Funny, Clever, Slow

See it if you want to feel immersed in the characters' world in an unconventional slightly absurdist show, ideas hit the wall - some land & some don't

Don't see it if you prefer meaty stories with character arcs & development or a clear ending. Here, characters tell stories - some good some not - & repeat

Also This is my third Annie Baker play and while I enjoyed it, it's my leas... Read more Read less

65
Bandstand
Midtown W
Fluffy, Disappointing, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you root for the underdog and like stories about down-in-their-luck characters who long and work to better and heal their lives.

Don't see it if you're expecting a spirited show with a memorable score or story. while the cast works hard, and the musicians soar, there are no surprises.

Also Corey Cott gives a star turning performance and deserves a Tony nomina... Read more Read less

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

See it if you want to see two actresses sink their teeth into this meaty, worthwhile play, ripping it to shreds nightly. Plan to lean forward in awe.

Don't see it if family dramas aren't your thing, but this sibling power struggle should NOT be missed. While set in 1900, this play feels fresh and dazzles!

75
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you want a fun, mindless night of musical comedy with some inventive staging and a handful of memorable songs. Andy Karl elevates the show.

Don't see it if it's a fun show with some heart, but never falls into any superlatives - funniest show, best musical, can't miss. It coasts down the middle.

Also Andy Karl spit on me <3

80
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You want a gay history lesson told with a lot of heart and humanity from the perspective of someone who lived it

Don't see it if you don't like monologue heavy shows, you're uncomfortable with large age gap relationships or on stage PDA.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Romantic

See it if you want to see one of the very best theater offerings this spring, hands down. it will take your emotions by surprise.

Don't see it if you prefer big booming crowd-pleaser musicals that offer splashly, big budget special effects

55
Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Insipid, Thought-provoking

See it if polyamory is a topic of interest to you or if Marisa Tomei is a favorite actress of yours, as she stands out as the lead in this ensemble

Don't see it if you're expecting a meaty role from Lena Hall, or if you're not willing to suspend your belief for a show that should be pretty grounded

75
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to be transported to another world at the Park Ave Armory with inventive, unforgettable, grandiose staging for a pretty good play

Don't see it if a story about social class in America doesn't sound interesting

100
Familiar
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Must see

See it if you're an immigrant (who isn't??), you enjoy fully realized characters in a gorgeous playground of a set making you laugh and think and FEEL

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.

85
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see real life gay issues play out on stage

Don't see it if You're homophobic

90
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Riveting

See it if you’re set on experiencing the very best theater in the American canon. This is must see viewing - gay or straight.

Don't see it if story about a gay man & his relationships, both intimate & familial, doesn’t sound appealing. But universal themes are on deck here for all

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

See it if you appreciate meticulous theater that fires on all cylinders - acting, staging, story, production value, emotional resonance.

Don't see it if you’re unfamiliar with the backstory. understanding their past relationships makes some scenes that much more effective and special.

75
Great acting, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want grand, epic theater that pulls at your heart strings and tickles your funny bone. Eva's performance is one for the memory books

Don't see it if while it can be mistaken as a tourist show, its heavy themes of war, violence, romance, and prostitution may not be suited for little ones

70
Clever, Great acting, Slow, Talky, Confusing

See it if the subject matter of chance encounters and deception interest you. Allison Janney delivers a memorable performance in a talky, slow piece.

Don't see it if you expect the "six degrees" idea to be explored with more intelligence or pathos. the ensemble are caricutres and ungrounded.

Also I don't know the playwright's inspiration or purpose here, but felt li... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to be transported by a tireless ensemble singing a rich, complex score. This is the perfect mix of artistry and commercial appeal

Don't see it if you're unwilling to commit your attention to intricate lyricism, an entangled 'family tree' of characters and a frenetic cast that run amock

Also As it's set in 1812, the main conflict feels low-stakes but the invent... Read more Read less

60
Amelie
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Great staging, Boring

See it if you want to see a new musical for the sake of it being new with lovely projections and cute chemistry between two talented leads

Don't see it if you want to walk away fulfilled or expect a strong show from start to end. while the last 15min are wonderful, the rest is a meandering bore

Also I haven't seen the movie so cannot recommend or not recommend based on... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you want to be engrossed in a side-splitting, excellently written/acted play, showing u all perspectives of a conflict for a satisfying ride

Don't see it if you want a flashy spectacle or expect the same character personas from the original. The fireworks here come from the actors & words not SFX

Also I don't think you need to have seen/be familiar with the first to unde... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're open to uncomfortable and heartbreaking, but thoughtful & inspiring theater seen through a gay lens. You'll feel & ponder long after.

Don't see it if you prefer to see all of the story dots connecting in front of you. this jumps around to show you the highlights but I wished for a bit more

75
During previews
Great staging, Masterful, Fluffy, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you want to be transported back to Golden Age Broadway through sets, costumes, choreography. This is bang for your buck entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't like classic shows that can feel a bit dated in story & song. you're not prepared to adore everything Bette does, line flubs et al

Also It's refreshing to see a feast for your eyes spectacle back on Broadwa... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you're overwhelmed by all the shows and this wasn't even on your radar - this heart-bursting show with 9/11 in the shadows will change you

Don't see it if you don't like to cry for all of the right reasons.

Also I didn't want to see this and now I can't imagine ever skipping it. Th... Read more Read less

40
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal, Great singing

See it if you want to take in a refreshing and inspired performance from an unlikely performer

Don't see it if you're expecting a meaty show that makes you feel. this show was at neither end of the spectrum, just tepid in story, song and design

90
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Epic, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you want to be able to say 'I was there when' for Glenn Close's cant-miss performance

Don't see it if you're expecting a strong score/lyric musical (some songs are classics and others lovely, about 1/2 of the songs could've been book scenes)

70
For a previous production
Funny, Dizzying, Confusing, Clever, Indulgent

See it if you want a casual, breezy night at the theater with some memorable laughs and gags from a devoted company of actors

Don't see it if you expect story substance with your comedy. this show led with the gags and the play's storyline fell by the wayside.

85
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Fluffy

See it if you want to see a new musical telling a worthwhile history lesson of two titans played by two of the best theater actresses of our time.

Don't see it if a show about two female business rivals navigating the ups and downs of their respective business empires doesn't interest you

60
Straight
Midtown W
Slow, Original, Funny

See it if you're interested in bisexuality, sexuality and the inner conflicts of choosing what you're expected to want vs. what you actually want.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see sex, nudity.