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 (79)
79
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a wonderful, first-rate ensemble of actors,

Don't see it if you dislike black comedies.

Also I wanted to like this more. Amazing set, great cast and wonderful dire... Read more Read less

85
Warm, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are a big fan of Harry...

Don't see it if you are not a big Cole Porter fan.

Also Overall, I enjoyed this... some misses ad odd choices... but finally a... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you are looking for totally escapist fun.

Don't see it if you are in the mood for a serious drama.

Also An extremely entertaining evening. The cast was terrific... they all g... Read more Read less

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

See it if you want to see great cast in an excellent production of a great play.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and funny.

Also Aidan Quinn and Kristine Nielsen are terrific. This is one of the few ... Read more Read less

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

See it if you want to experience great acting.

Don't see it if you can not appreciate small intimate dramas.

Also I found Kathleen Chalfant stupendous. A truly great evening in the the... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if want to see two exceptional actors in a well written play.

Don't see it if if you do not like small intimate dramas.

75
Overrated, Slow, Masterful, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you want to try something mildly entertaining.

Don't see it if you are on a limited budget... see something else... this is overrated.

Also An OK evening out, a bit boring.

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
Clever, Wonderful ensemble, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a revival of a fine Pinter play, with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for mindless entertainment, this is art.

Also I saw the original Broadway production, nearly 40 years ago, with a ca... Read more Read less

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.

80
Relevant, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see two wonderful actors in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if you find plays about elderly people, and the few options available to them.

95
During previews
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an amazing production, great acting, and great writing.

Don't see it if you only like fluffy musicals or comedies.

Also The same director who gave us The Hairy Ape a few years ago, is back..... Read more Read less

85
Refreshing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a lovely take on a Christmas classic.

Don't see it if can't afford the outrageous ticket price.

Also I liked the staging and the acting... everyone did a great job, Campbe... Read more Read less

60
Poorly-directed, Misguided, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you have nothing better to do than throw away your money.

Don't see it if you like the show, and definitely not if you saw the original Broadway production.

Also What a disappointment! The directing was insipid, and uninspired train... Read more Read less

90
Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like a good thought-provoking story about art and creating art, and the hardships that go along with it.

Don't see it if do not like small intimate plays.

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see two great actors, Jonathan Price and Eileen Atkins...

Don't see it if you do not like slow, intelligent dramas... not for the Hamilton set.

79
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you have seen everything, but have nothing better to do... the acting and production are the best things.

Don't see it if you do not want to sit through an almost three-hour drama, that's a bit on the slow side.

Also The cast was quite good, the direction, set, production was all very p... Read more Read less

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