Don_B

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male
About:  Advertising creative by day, theater guy by night.
Reviews (40)
80
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Dated, Edgy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a have a great time, in a great theater. The music is awesome. It's a really fun evening.

Don't see it if You only want to hear original music

49
FEAR
West Village
Insipid, Disappointing, Boring, Banal

See it if you want to be bored and unimpressed.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do!

76
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Relevant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love history and are interested in a deep dive into LBJ's presidency.

Don't see it if You don't have the stamina for a 3 hour play filled with lengthy scenes.

70
Original Sound
West Village
Banal, Fluffy, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like to scout young, excellent talent. enjoy tiny immersive theater. love singer/songwriter stories.

Don't see it if don't have patience for unnecessarily plot, characters. It's not the most original story (despite the name) but it was enjoyable.

85
During previews
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're ready for a laugh. It's really entertaining and the set is excellent.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by crude humor, would rather watch a stuffy play.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Aaron. Terrific performances all around.

Don't see it if N/A

75
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if you like pop punk (blink-182, green day, etc). Fun evening with a good opening band.

Don't see it if You in no way like this type of music and/or hate standing. That sucked.

44
During previews
Intelligent, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You're with a pretentious scholar and need to top off an expensive evening in the West Village.

Don't see it if You prefer entertaining stories with a beginning, middle and end. This one was a little painful to endure - even at 85 minutes.

70
Clever, Great staging, Funny, Overrated, Great acting

See it if You loved the movie & that's it. Besides Andy Karl, who's excellent, the show is just only OK. The story tedious; the music unmemorable.

Don't see it if You don't like silly musicals. There are elements that are funny, but it just didn't do it for me. I didn't hate it, I just was a lil' bored

76
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate beautiful staging despite an unconventional structure. The main message still rings very true today! V powerful show & acting

Don't see it if -Uncomfortable seating & bad acoustics are a no-go. -You prefer not to to work too hard to understand the dialogue. (it's dense / confusing)

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74
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing, Half-baked

See it if You enjoy risqué new works that tackle the subject of polyamory & mythology. It's enjoyable, but a lil' pretentious & confusing at times.

Don't see it if Dislike any of the above. It's an ambitious play that isn't fully developed, despite its excellent cast.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Must see

See it if You're prepared to have your mind blown. Wow is all I can say. It was amazing! Fantastic staging & singing by the v talented ensemble.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this show. It's a 1 act, 100 minute true story served up with non-stop emotion, powerful singing and relevance.

80
The View UpStairs
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy serious subject matter lifted up with funny moments and great singing. Cozy, immersive staging. Surprisingly delightful!

Don't see it if You're not interested in LGBTQ issues, don't like musicals or are unwilling to suspend disbelief of overlapping time periods.

85
Bright Star
Midtown W
Cliched, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if love Americana folk / bluegrass

Don't see it if dislike bluegrass music

72
Clever, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Edgy

See it if You have to see what the hype is about

Don't see it if All your buds didn't like it

88
Cliched, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if I did tag this as cliched, but almost in a good way. It's like comfort food. You can expect a great show, no real surprises. Great music!!

Don't see it if Don't like stories of British working class

92
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if Just see it, it's great! Had no idea what I was getting into and loved every minute of it.

Don't see it if Just see it.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're ready for a fresh story. fantastic singing! good, new music. i loved it!

Don't see it if you're scared away about the tough subject matter

60
Falsettos
Midtown W
Dated, Excruciating

See it if you must

Don't see it if you're expecting something supremely relevant

78
Yen
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if want to be moved

Don't see it if aren't ready for a slower 1st act

69
During previews
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You enjoy one-man monologues. The acting is excellent.

Don't see it if You have no patience for another indulgent, existential one-man show.

72
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if MLP was excellent. Not sure what all the hype is about for her counterpart. He's fine.

Don't see it if You have to sit in nosebleeds. It's an intimate show.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if a nice happy medium between big musicals and a captivating play. The acting is excellent.

Don't see it if N/A

89
Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something that isn't a big, splashy, silly musical. The music is excellent. Band is great.

Don't see it if You bore easily. Lot of telling vs. showing as far as plot goes

72
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you're big fans of Sam S or the actors.

Don't see it if you can't make it through a boring 1st act

72
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like the actors. Tavi is great. This show is a period piece that draws really relevant parallels with today.

Don't see it if No particularly reason not to. It was an enjoyable night at the theater. 90 min, no intermission, not a bad seat in the house.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if its a great musical! The music holds up. I loved it.

Don't see it if hate musicals.

70
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy political dramas. It's very slow, but once you get to the big reveal- you're bound to be wowed. A+ for Dale. He's fantastic.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy two-handers. It's definitely slow. More thought-provoking in hindsight. Takes a long time to get to the point.

78
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Too long

See it if You're interested in seeing how backdoor dealmaking happened between Israel/PLO- as well as witnessing a refreshing sense of humanity.

Don't see it if You'd rather see a short play. I know people have said it doesn't feel long... but 3 hours is 3 hours!

70
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Funny, Too long, Amateur-ish

See it if You apprec. unique staging of new shows in small settings, willing to accept some of the actors will be just OK, or get a cheap ticket.

Don't see it if Iraq war humor is a no-go for you; you're not interested in seeing wannabe Hamilton rapping, and would rather spend more $ on a better show.

74
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Poignant

See it if You enjoy juicy plot twists with a heavy dose of drama. Great looking set, too - with good lighting / sound design. Poignant ending as well.

Don't see it if You are uninterested in themes of gay marriage, and/or marriage in general. There are moments of levity, but its ultimately a very sad play

68
Ambitious, Great singing, Intense, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You're open-minded to new ways to telegraph the story; love the soundtrack.

Don't see it if You have concerns with this being your first go around with this specific show. It can come off as convoluted.

86
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You love juicy dramas with moments of levity. This play is very relevant with commentary on race-but not in a preachy way. Thought provoking

Don't see it if You prefer to stay in your bubble/echo chamber and don't want your views challenged. I recommend this show to all.

68
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if are satisfied with a non-linear, undecipherable story

Don't see it if -Are expecting a story that makes sense -do not want to run around for 3 hours watching modern dance

88
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if Want your views challenged

Don't see it if You have trepidations just reading the synopsis... it's intense, but worth it.

80
Ambitious, Enchanting, Funny, Overrated, Intelligent

See it if -You enjoy comedic musicals -You enjoy really catchy musicals -You are not offended easily

Don't see it if -You don't enjoy comedic musicals -You don't enjoy really catchy musicals -You are offended easily

70
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Clever, Funny, Overrated

See it if Are interested in a truly excellent performance, and ok with ultimately a 70 minute monologue - albeit a very funny and thoughtful one.

Don't see it if you're expecting a straightforward story, because what you're getting with "Wakey" is more so a hazy meditation on death.

84
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you're ready for a great, interesting story.

Don't see it if not sure. I really liked it!

72
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if want to see great acting

Don't see it if you're expecting a stellar Laura (she's not), or a big exciting set.

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Resonant

See it if You're ready for excellent singing, rapping and an all around great time. Such an innovative way to tell Ham's incredible story.

Don't see it if THIS IS A MUST SEE! PLEASE DO IF YOU CAN. HAVE FAITH AND KEEP ENTERING THE LOTTERY!