Doug Anderson

New York City | 65+ | Male
About:  Theatre starved in Palm Beach, we see as much as possible when in New York.....on & off Broadway.
Reviews (119)
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if Really well written and timely thesis that makes you think. 80 minutes flew by.

Don't see it if Everyone should see this

70
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Dated, Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny

See it if Great cast. Looked like a Hopper Painting. Great star studded audience. Nathan Lane and John Goodman were great

Don't see it if Dated and as it's a 3 act play it seemed long. Maybe they should have tried updating the writing???

70
During previews
Fiorello!
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Dale and I agreed that the performers were terrific and that NYU and Yale are turning out what will be great on Broadway going forward

Don't see it if Dale thought it was dated. I thought that it might be dated but you wouldn't notice if it wasn't also scaled down

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if Third time seeing Hamilton. This time with new cast. Just as fabulous as other times. Took 2 newbies who loved it

Don't see it if you don't know American History and don't want to read Ron Chernow's book before going

93
Riveting, Must see, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if What talented people. Singing is off the charts and a few get standing ovations

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this

90
During previews
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Original, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy young people with great energy and talent performing a well written, directed and staged story. Doesn't let up for 90 minutes

Don't see it if you're a slug who thinks good theatre has to cost $150/seat rather than $50

90
For a previous production
Great writing, Great staging, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if you don't mind having missed it at Second Stage and now have to pay up to see it on Broadway. Ben Platt is terrific

Don't see it if You're a slug

79
War
Upper W Side
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if you like writers who bring the whole of their classical education and deep, incisive thoughts to the table

Don't see it if you need something linear and for the tired businessman

78
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Refreshing, Original, Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like Playwrights Horizons and the new voices they bring to their very comfortable theatre

Don't see it if you don't like to see shows before they are moved to Broadway

92
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if If you like terrific theater, if you're interested in history, if you're the slightest bit intellectual

Don't see it if You don't have the patience to sit through three 1 hour acts

65
During previews
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Sarah Jones is appealing and her performance is wonderful & even.

Don't see it if For me, the thesis didn't deserve 90 minutes. An hour would have been enough. Some of the writing was uneven

94
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if Everyone's right that you need to have seen Hamilton to enjoy this to the fullest. Cast is great. Sondheim moments are spectacular.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy small theaters where you need to have 2 drinks/person. That said, the voices are superb

100
During previews
Maestro
Midtown E
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if Hershey Felder becomes Leonard Bernstein and is spectacular. Great piano too. Almost 2 hours fly by. A+

Don't see it if I gave this 100% which I rarely do. We loved Felder as Gershwin years ago and this is every bit as good

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like musicals that are timeless, well staged and well done

Don't see it if you are concerned that this story will put you in mind of what's doing in Iraq and Syria today.....it's timeless

92
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you can get seats in the front row near the 50 yard line. We loved every minute. Staging is great. Everyone in the company was having fun

Don't see it if you're a dullard

88
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Excruciating

See it if you like shows that move from Off Broadway to Broadway

Don't see it if you only like things that are pretty

85
The Effect
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like well written, very well directed and staged shows in small theatres. There's lots to like on many levels

Don't see it if you don't like small theatres

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Edgy, Great singing

See it if you like Rachel Chavkin's staging and well performed sing through musicals in the round

Don't see it if you don't like sitting on slightly too hard chairs

85
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you did the EST training or if you're even a little in touch with yourself and have a good sense of humor

Don't see it if you didn't understand the EST training or the FORUM or the like, have no sense of humor and aren't at least a little in touch with yourself