Donald 7056

New York City | Male
About:  I'm an avid theater goer, and I'm on a quest for the best that there is in the theater.
Reviews (64)
60
Weak adaption of the wonderful film, Miscast aaron tveit as chritian, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see beautiful sets and costumes hiding a flat production.

Don't see it if you love the Movie... stay home, and save your money...

Also Danny Bernstein as Zidler is the best thing going for this show. Aaron... Read more Read less

95
Refreshing, Profound, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a new type of musical... much different and better than the recent junk shows on Broadway...

Don't see it if (I can't think of a reason not see it).

Also Wonderfull cast, well directed musical... can't say enough good things... Read more Read less

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

See it if you want see terrific cast.

Don't see it if serious plays are not your thing.

95
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a Sean O'Casey play done well.

Don't see it if you want to see something light and fluffy.

60
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Mediocre choreography, Mediocre score, Some funny moments, Disappointing

See it if you want to waste your time and money.

Don't see it if you want to hear a great score, and a great theater experience... this is not it.

Also What is this crap doing on Broadway... total tourist trap.

10
During previews
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if only you are a big Glenda Jackson fan.

Don't see it if if you are not a big Glenda Jackson fan.

Also What a difference a year makes. Last year I was lucky to see Glenda Ja... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Kelli o'hara is great!, Great score, Uneven casting, Uneven, Entertaining

See it if you are a big Kelli O'Hara fan... she is the main reason to see this show.

Don't see it if you are looking for the definitive production of this show... it's flawed... but still enjoyable.

Also I wish some of the roles were better cast... and that the direction wa... Read more Read less

75
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Mediocre material, Just ok

See it if you are a big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal.

Don't see it if you are not a big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal.

Also The plays were just OK.... nothing new here. Jake gives a wonderful pe... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see good classic theater, with an excellent cast, with on the edge of your seat directing.

Don't see it if you like big, splashy, noisy, musicals.

Also The second act was absolutely astounding... riveting! The cast was ter... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Excellent cast, Second rate score, Dull choreography, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Beth Leavel give a great performance.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a great show, it's not.

Also Although there are quite a few funny moments, this show is strictly fo... Read more Read less

70
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if you are a big Glenn Close fan.

Don't see it if you are not a big Glenn Close fan. Too bad this is a second-rate play with some third-rate actors... The Public Theater not at its best.

80
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like the three stars, they're the main reason to see this. Cherry Jones gives her best performance to date.

Don't see it if you can't afford the outrageously expensive ticket prices.

Also This is a good play of the moment. Enjoyable, wish there was more to i... Read more Read less

80
Apologia
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if you are a big fan of Stockard Channing,

Don't see it if you are not a big fan of Stockard Channing... she's the only thing about this play worth seeing.

85
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you like British humor and a great ensemble of actors... which ends up as an entertaining evening in the theater.

Don't see it if you're not into British humor.

Also My only complaint, is it took a while to get through the accents.

80
Carmen Jones
East Village
Delightful, Great singing, Wonderful ensemble, Poorly directed, Not fully realized

See it if you like small intimate musicals.

Don't see it if you want a full-bloodded production of "Carmen Jones."

Also I wanted to like this more than I did. The cast was terrific. The dire... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you want to have an absorbing theater experience. Great ensemble and great writing.

Don't see it if gay-themed plays are not your thing.

Also Jim Parsons was excellent as Michael. There are a lot of funny moments... Read more Read less

95
During previews
An eliza that can sing!, Finally the cast that should have been, Laura bennati time!, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love the music and songs... because now, with the new cast, this is a must!

Don't see it if musicals are not your thing... but maybe you should, this just might change your mind.

Also I saw this almost a year ago with Lauren Ambrose, she was awful. After... Read more Read less

50
Yerma
Upper E Side
Disappointing, Indulgent, Over-rated, Boring, Predictable

See it if you think Billie Piper can act as well as the critics think.

Don't see it if you want to see a real Lorca play.

Also So what happened? Saw this because of all the great reviews. What for?... Read more Read less

95
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you value traditional theater and a staging of a forgotten work with very fine acting.

Don't see it if you think something like School of Rock is theater.

Also The Mint does it again. If you've never seen a Mint Theater production... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Quiet, Sweet

See it if you do not like big loud noisy musicals, but prefer quiet, intimate plays with music.

Don't see it if small and intimate is not what your looking for.

Also I liked this musical. I wish it had more music with the band, like the... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to get an authentic glimpse of the 1940s... a Radio play, beautifully presented with wonderful acting. I hope they bring this back.

Don't see it if you do not like small intimate productions, with a big heart.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy great acting, and period dramas... an evening of subtle beauty.

Don't see it if you can't appreciate a world that moved on a much slower pace.

50
Assassins
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Over-rated

See it if you want to waste 2 hours of you life because you have nothing better to do.

Don't see it if ... there is no if...just don't go.

Also A mediocre musical from an over-rated composer. This was slightly unde... Read more Read less

60
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great writing, Disappointing, Slow, Mediocre, Miss-fire

See it if you are the world's biggest fan of Kevin Klein.

Don't see it if you want to throw away good money on a mediocre production of a classic play.

Also I was totally disappointed. Kevin Klein is about 15 years too late for... Read more Read less

95
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy a theater experience of great acting...and a wonderful forgotten play. The Mint Theater always manages to present great plays.

Don't see it if you do not like period pieces.

80
Make Believe
Midtown W
Potential for something better, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a thought provoking play about growing up in a dysfunctional family and its outcome.

Don't see it if you are looking for an upbeat theater experience.

Also I found this play thought provoking, and the subject intriguing. The p... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Intensely raw, Extremely disturbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see a play by one of the best living playwrights.

Don't see it if you have a weak stomach for very disturbing situations, and confrontational dialogue.

Also I've seen nearly all of Donald Margulies plays, this one is very good,... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Celia Johnson, the movie Brief Encounter, and life during WWII.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high-energy show... this is a quiet, thoughtful memory play.

49
All My Sons
Midtown W
Train wreck of a revival, Disappointing, Bad acting, Poorly-cast

See it if You want to see an Arthur Miller Play, but done poorly.

Don't see it if you can watch the old movie with Burt Lancaster and Edward G. Robinson.

Also Annette Bening acting is the worst thing about this production, she sc... Read more Read less

59
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like feminist plays.

Don't see it if you do not like feminist plays.

Also What seemed promising, turned into a "I hate men" tirade. Belongs Off-... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what acting is really about.

Don't see it if you're looking for light and fluffy.

75
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Disappointing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you have a deep appreciation for old Hollywood films, topical events, and an interesting story.

Don't see it if you have a limited budget, save your money for something better.

Also I've seen an earlier production of this play as well. It's thought pro... Read more Read less

87
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like classic musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals.

Also Light, breezy, pleasant musical... totally entertaining escapist fun.

40
Gatz
Greenwich V
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to waste time, or catch up on your sleep.

Don't see it if you think you'll be attending theater.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Quirky, Wanted more

See it if you are a fan of Ethan Hawke, he's the best thing about this production.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Ethan Hawke.

Also I saw the original off-broadway production of True West over 37 years ... Read more Read less

70
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Clever, Disappointing, Intelligent, Un-realized, Ok

See it if you are a big fan of Tom Stoppard, and you have to see everything he has written.

Don't see it if you are expecting the usual Tom Stoppard Masterpiece, this is not. Some interesting parts. Like a fine unsown suit.

75
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Blood-curdling, Shock-ending, Thought-provoking, Contrived, Gimmicky

See it if you don't mind sitting through a 3 1/2-hour play, with a violent twist.

Don't see it if you do not like seeing realistic violence.

Also I need time to digest this. The play was definitely riveting, and shoc... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you want to see fine acting, and particularly a great performance by Elaine May.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and fluffy...this play is rough going.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Dull, Boring, Slow, Never-ending

See it if you wish to be put to sleep, enjoy bad writing, and a mediocre supporting cast.

Don't see it if you want intelligent writing... parts were like a bad sitcom.

Also Janet McTeer is one of my favorite actresses... I feel bad she's stuck... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Timely

See it if you want to experience top-notch acting and production of a forgotten gem.

Don't see it if you have no interest in classic theater.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this play, I intend to see it again... the lead a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Dense, Great writing, Fast-talking

See it if you are a fan of Tom Stoppard, and intelligent theater.

Don't see it if you just want to sit in a theater and absorb. You'll need to be alert at all times, a lot happens and at a very fast pace.

Also If you haven't read or seen "The Importance of Being Ernest," my advic... Read more Read less

90
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like seeing one-man shows done superbly.

Don't see it if your'e looking for a big noisy musical.

100
During previews
The ticket of the season, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you love theater, and want to have a great theater experience.

Don't see it if you think Wicked is theater.

Also This is truly theater not to be missed...Glenda Jackson is absolutely ... Read more Read less

60
Beautiful set and costumes, Wonderful mark rylance, Disappointing, Dull, Terrible writing

See it if you are a huge Mark Rylance fan, otherwise save your money.

Don't see it if you are looking for a stimulating and engaging evening in the theater.

80
Amusing, Wonderful actor, A little slow, Better second half, Wanted more

See it if you are a big John Lithgow Fan.

Don't see it if you want a large fleshed-out Broadway Show.

Also I wish the first half story was more engaging. The production was prof... Read more Read less

60
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, A big mistake

See it if you have absolutely nothing better to do with your time.

Don't see it if you have seen the original productions highlighted... these new renderings hold just a faint resemblance of the originals.

Also This was torture sitting through... what were they thinking, or not th... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see great acting, Laurie Metcalfe gave an unforgettable, totally off the wall performance.

Don't see it if you haven't seen or read a "A Doll's House"... you'd miss the connections.

Also I enjoyed this play immensely. I loved how each character was given ti... Read more Read less

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Get dancing, Great choreography, Ambitious, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if you love dancing... and find Corey Cott the hottest thing on Broadway...which he is!

Don't see it if you have about 7 other shows you are dying to see first.

Also I wanted to like this more, the cast was wonderful... the songs could ... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you want a non-stop laugh riot of two hours. Michael Urie is phenomenal, he can do no wrong. Totally great.

Don't see it if ... I can think of no reason not to see this...go!

95
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you enjoy a wonderful ensemble,great singing...of one of Sondheim's best musicals

Don't see it if you don't like sparse staging.