DOUG Rob NYC

Manhattan | 65+ | Male
About:  Theatre has become a true passion of mine. Curtails up please!
Reviews (278)
89
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like rock music, you will be singing along. The audience was having a rocking good times.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud music.

89
During previews
Gnit
Brooklyn
Quirky, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You are in the mood for a Monty python kind of humor regarding one man’s crusade to find the meaning of life. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if You do not like quirky kind of plays.

90
Faculty Portrait
West Village
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to view a well-written & acted drama about a school shooting and the human aftermath of impacted lives.

Don't see it if you want a comedy or light topic.

Also This is a very moving and excellent production that should go to a lar... Read more Read less

73
Eve
Brooklyn
Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the story of Adam & Eve from Eve’s prospective. Eve challenges this male driven story and wants to take control of her body

Don't see it if You have an issue with a Strong female role. The drama had some slow moments. If you prefer a elaborate set, this will not be your play.

Also Although I gave this play a low score, there are some very Redeemable ... Read more Read less

93
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful & compelling dram on an American family & how they are impacted by the current US immigration policy.

Don't see it if You want a fun musical or comedy, this is not your show.

Also It is extremely hard to review this important & weighty drama without ... Read more Read less

85
One Green Bottle
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Japanese culture and comedy with a twist. This play pushes all traditional roles out the window.

Don't see it if You do not like Japanese comedy.

95
Delightful, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well-constructed comedy. I haven’t laughed so uncontrollably hard since “The Book of Mormon”. It is a must see!

Don't see it if You don’t like African-American humor or wanted to see a serious thought-provoking drama, this is not your kind of play.

Also I loved this show. There are true belly laughs and some tender moments... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Bundle of Sticks
Midtown W
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Want to see an interesting prospective of how gay conversion therapy is showed on stage.

Don't see it if If you find sex and genital prosthetics offensive, this isn’t you kind of play.

60
The Sickness
Soho/Tribeca
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You enjoyed a sad & depressing drama on drug addiction with an experimental theatrical touch.

Don't see it if Drug addiction is not a topic that would bring you to the theater.

70
Relevant, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to support this production including the cast who made a Valiant effort. The 2nd act was much better than the 1st act.

Don't see it if Because the script at times was poorly written. The direction often was amateurish. The play was too long & needed editing in the 1st act.

77
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Clever, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a serious drama with complicated characters addressing self esteem, self worth & death. These were some riveting moments.

Don't see it if You want a light play. This won’t be your kind of play.

90
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want an enjoyable evening of belly laughter and remarkable comedian actor. Drew Droege has proven that he is here and presence.

Don't see it if You don't like LGBT humor, this won't be your kind of show.

68
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You love the writings of Ntozake Shange with her poetic phrasing and floral dialogue. Actors did a great job with the material given.

Don't see it if Direction and staging plays is an integral part of your personal enjoyment. This play was way too long and needs editing.

Also I have always been a admirer of the late Ntozake Shange writings, howe... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You want to see masterful American classic production with a color-blind cast with a wealth of talent. Wonderful costumes with clever sets.

Don't see it if You have an issue with a multi-racial cast including an African-American playing the lead male role.

Also Bravo! Bravo! Bravo to the entire production. This production has a wi... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a beautifully acted & staged production. Bravo to the entire company.

Don't see it if You want a large production.

76
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to enjoy a writer relives his life with his family where his mother is the central character with his famous grandfather.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat play. The topic is a serious one.

84
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent small production about loss, pain & mourning. Compelling script.

Don't see it if You want to see a cheerful drama then this is not your play.

90
During previews
Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a very clever and well-acted play. Very interesting premise and provides some very timely critique on present day government

Don't see it if you don't enjoy political satire.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this small production. If you want to laugh and y... Read more Read less

89
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to experience a well-written musical with clever plot & pleasing cast. This musical has room to grow & could head directly to B-way

Don't see it if There is room for improvement with this small production. Couple of cast, sets & staging tweets would certainly add to this enjoyable favor

Also What a fun evening with a musical with such great potential. It defini... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Emoji culture and humor of nonverbal communication is of interest to you. Very creative set and some good performances by some cast members.

Don't see it if you want a serious drama, then skip this musical.

Also Gen X & Gen Y will appreciate this Emoji humor written by the playwrig... Read more Read less

91
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Entertaining & clever Samoan-driven theatrical experience with powerful and gifted performances. A wonderful evening in the theater.

Don't see it if You don’t like ethnic pacific humor & drama. Also, some of the cultural references might be lost on a number of New Yorkers.

95
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Must see, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful & moving theatrical experience which gives a prospective of the aftermath of a school shooting, in a small town. I was on my seat!

Don't see it if This is not a feel good play. If you want to walk out feeling great then skip this one. This is a very realistic drama.

Also Go see it before it moves to a larger house! This is a small gem! Brav... Read more Read less

87
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the infamous Charles Busch in one of his best roles which never gets old. Busch charms and has the audience in his hands.

Don't see it if Seeing a man playing the leading female role bothers you.

Also Charles Busch is a true gem in the theater community. Brava! As always... Read more Read less

68
Cartography
Midtown W
Important topic, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if As play addresses immigration policy & treatment of immigrants thru eyes of personal experiences & treatments. Actors were compelling.

Don't see it if As play was more like a docu-drama. Playwright did a poor job of pulling this important topic together.

95
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Just one word to describe this show, AMAZING. Derren Brown refers to himself as a mentalist. Whatever label he uses, the show is brilliant

Don't see it if If you don't like seeing a mentalist show, then you should skip this show.

90
During previews
Great writing, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a moving 1960s drama about family dynamics, bigotry, love & the strength of the human spirit. This play touched my soul.

Don't see it if You want a light & easy play, this won’t be your play.

Also This human interest story of race, religion and societal norms will gi... Read more Read less

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

See it if You want to heard from a woman of color and her opinion on justice in the US.

Don't see it if You are Unsympathetic to changing the criminal justice system, this won’t be your show.

92
Two Can Play
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a Caribbean couple come up with a scheme to get to the US. Some very funny, as well as touching moments. Excellent acting!

Don't see it if You don’t like hearing Caribbean accents or not in a mood for comedy.

Also I totally enjoyed this comedy from beginning to end. Great direction c... Read more Read less

77
Beautiful metaphors, Ambitious, Dated, Great acting

See it if You want to see a beautifully acted play in Portuguese.

Don't see it if As this play is a bit dated. The staging was problematic at times When the actors blocked the Subtitles large screen.

91
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent production of a classic play. Great acting, direction and outstanding lighting.

Don't see it if If you don’t like plays about vampires, this won’t be your kind of play.

Also Bravo to the entire production! I loved every moment!

70
Edgy, Ambitious, Important message, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if As this play makes important points on the unacceptable condition of the US healthcare system. There were powerful personal stories told.

Don't see it if You do not like workshops. The staging and script needed work. Several actors needed more time with their roles.

87
About Love
East Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Beautifully told story of a 16 year old boy’s awakening of love, awareness and family betrayal. Stylish music with hypnotic voices.

Don't see it if Russian vintage story are not your kind of show.

97
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Want a true theatrical & powerful experience driven by US border policy and the ‘what if’ future. The playwright hit the nail on the head!

Don't see it if You are not open to see a vision of border policy.

Also This is a must see production with outstanding actors, director & play... Read more Read less

94
Refreshing, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Because you will experience a joyous & moving celebration of the performer’s family & Jewish heritage. I thoroughly enjoyed this show.

Don't see it if You have no interest on the topic of Jewish heritage.

Also Bravo to this very talented performer! This is a must see!

74
Sad, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the true life of Bess Meyerson and her narcissism, this your play. It read like Page 6 from the NY Post.

Don't see it if You want a happy biography.

95
Border People
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a powerful & extremely relevant one-man performance of 8 immigrant characters based on real experiences. This is a must see!

Don't see it if The topic of immigration is difficult to hear.

Also This was such a moving experience with Dan Hoyle hitting a home run! B... Read more Read less

89
Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want a fun evening with a orthodox Jewish Rabbi comedian telling jokes about Jewish culture while educating non-Jews like myself.

Don't see it if You don’t want to listen to humor.. too bad your loss.

94
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like one-man performance that make you believe in humanity in the face of adversity. Go see this powerful & moving experience. So moving

Don't see it if You don’t like a bear stage & actor playing multiple characters, then This is not your kind of show.

Also This show has a rotating cast. I saw David Ryan Smith who had a majest... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Great writing, Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an enjoyable play about an African-American gay man & his wish to work for Josephine Baker. Very strong cast of actors.

Don't see it if LGBT topics make you feel uncomfortable.

79
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Enjoy an evening about the concept of heaven and hell. Strong and believable acting with this interesting script. Play has great potential.

Don't see it if Religion or nudity is something you don’t want to think about.

Also We went to the last performance and a talk-back. I think previous thea... Read more Read less

78
The Shadow Box
East Village
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an moving experience about death & dying.

Don't see it if Because the show is a bit too long & needs tightening up. However this show has great potential.

75
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Edgy, Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You want to see a interesting prospective on death & dying from an identical twin. Good acting with some moving dialogue.

Don't see it if As the play was a bit long and some of the projections provided were way too long.

82
Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a wonderful Brooklyn high school production from some talented young people on a significant African-American figure.

Don't see it if You do not like puppetry and a marching band on stage.

Also Kudos to these very talented high school students from Brooklyn who br... Read more Read less

57
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like experimental theater with religious wit & very quirky characters. The actors made a valiant effort to Interpret this play.

Don't see it if If indeed there was a point to the play, I sincerely missed it. Unfortunately, I would recommend to skip this one.

95
Intelligent, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a talented quartet from New Zealand who are Maori. I loved every moment of this entertaining evening. Bravo!

Don't see it if You want a non-musical, this will not be your show. Also, some of the cultural references might be lost on a number of New Yorkers.

86
Original, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if One very talented man takes us thru the period of 1945 thru 1970 during the lives of his grandparents & parents from Europe, Canada & US.

Don't see it if If you don’t like seeing one person performing multiple characters, this won’t be your show.

Also Rick Miller is very talented and clever as he does multiple characters... Read more Read less

67
Edgy, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a traditional Chinese folktale and add a modern touch.

Don't see it if Poor acting and Disastrous rapping. Just skip it.

79
The Contours of Heaven
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Edgy, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if A New Zealand actor of Māori descent plays multiple characters of young people coming of age in a small town in South New Zealand.

Don't see it if Experimental and symbolic theater is not you kind of theater.

Also I totally enjoyed the actor’s use of dance and sound to allow the audi... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if From the moment curtail went up, it was a stellar play with purpose & meaning. Bravo to this entire production!

Don't see it if You want a musical or a Greek tragedy then skip this play.

95
Refreshing, Profound, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if Raw with no hold back topics going for the hardcore jokes. Her monologue is very powerful, intelligent & colorful.

Don't see it if You find profanity offensive , you should skip this comic.