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 (50)
75
Just ok, Mediocre material, Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

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

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

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
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Absorbing

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

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
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting, Clever

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
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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
Not fully realized, Poorly directed, Wonderful ensemble, Great singing, Delightful

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
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

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

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
Predictable, Boring, Over-rated, Indulgent, Disappointing

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
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

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
Sweet, Quiet, Refreshing, Enchanting, Absorbing

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
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

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
Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Over-rated, Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

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
Miss-fire, Mediocre, Slow, Disappointing, Great writing

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
Riveting, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love truly great theater, acting, staging, and writing.

Don't see it if you're looking for fluff.

Also I saw "Little Foxes" with Laura Linney playing Regina and Cynthia Nixo... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Ok, Quirky, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are a big fan of the playwright, J.B. Priestly, and want to see great acting.

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy and contemporary.

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

80
For a previous production
Chaotic, Mad-cap, Silly, Crazy, Hilarious

See it if you just want a totally escapist, off-the-wall evening.

Don't see it if you are not fond of British humor, or looking a serious play.

95
During previews
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see "good" cutting edge... great acting, and beautiful production.

Don't see it if all you like is commercial theater, like Cats.

Also Bobby Cannavale gave a truly great performance, not to be missed. I wo... Read more Read less

75
Moderate, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you want to see Glenn Close in one great song, but sit through an otherwise OK musical.

Don't see it if you want a truly transportive experience, love the old movie, and are not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber's music.

Also I must say that this version is better than the original production, w... Read more Read less

75
Overrated, Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you like hip-hop and don't mind by not being able to understand the lyrics.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals from the golden age, and when musicals were considered an art form.

90
For a previous production
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love truly great absorbing drama and excellent acting.

Don't see it if you like fluff.

87
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

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
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

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
Wanted more, Quirky, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Ok, Un-realized, Intelligent, Disappointing, Clever

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
Gimmicky, Contrived, Thought-provoking, Shock-ending, Blood-curdling

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
Intelligent, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Never-ending, Slow, Boring, Dull, Disappointing

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
Timely, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

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
Fast-talking, Great writing, Dense, Great acting, Clever

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
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

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
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, The ticket of the season

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

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

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
A big mistake, Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

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

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
Absorbing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great choreography, Get dancing

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

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
Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

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.

70
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you have seen most everything and are willing to try something new.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by the subject matter.

Also I wanted to like this more. There is a potential for this show to be g... Read more Read less

75
Contrived, Ok, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you have seen everything, and this is the one show you haven't seen.

Don't see it if you do not like Harvey Fierstein

90
During previews
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if want to have a totally uplifting experience.

Don't see it if you want to take you're children, who happen to be under 12.

Also Andy Karl was stupendous, great voice, great acting... he was really a... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Masterful, Must see, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love truly great theater, acting, and great writing. This is one of the must see plays this season.

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

Also Danny De Vito totally surprised me...he gave a great performance. Mark... Read more Read less

1
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you want a painful theater experience, bad lyrics and mediocre talent.

Don't see it if you have high standards.

95
Must see, Great writing, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a great story, terrific songs, and a totally uplifting evening. This is new and edgy, without being self-absorbed or alienating.

Don't see it if you have family members under 12.

1
During previews
Insipid, Excruciating, Banal, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you watch it blind folded.

Don't see it if you believe that theater is still an art form.