DOUG Rob NYC

Manhattan | 65+ | Male
About:  Theatre has become a true passion of mine. Curtails up please!
Reviews (239)
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.

89
Metamorphosis
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully acted with a well-written script. The topic of this play was riveting and disturbing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a bare stage and disturbing topic.

85
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A beautifully written & acted show by a young British company. The music was well configured to match this love story.

Don't see it if You don’t like Greek mythology. Also, there were a few pitchy moments.

93
Goodbye
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to experience the best of theater & the emotional response to joy, laughter, sadness & hope. A moving play that will stay with you

Don't see it if You don’t like Off-Off Broadway and a bare stage.

Also The play truly touched me by hitting every rare emotion. Kudos to the ... Read more Read less

88
The Listening Room
West Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent sci-fi play that was well directed, acted and creative set. It will be loved by sci-fi geeks.

Don't see it if You don't like sci-fi, this will not be your kind of play.

55
ray gun say0nara
West Village
Fluffy, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You like mediocrity. Predictably plot however uninteresting. Judokas for creative costumes with interesting cast of many.

Don't see it if You want imaginative sci-fi plot. This play can be skipped and thrown away. In fact, I would urge the playwright to start over again.

24
Larry
Soho/Tribeca
Excruciating, Fluffy, Insipid, Raunchy

See it if You want an unusual based less play.

Don't see it if Plotless besides a waste of time..

89
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if A very enjoyable evening of Paul Simon music with this talented artist, Gary Edward Jones. Gary took us down memory lane and back again.

Don't see it if You don’t like Paul Simon music then you can skip it.

91
One in Two
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Moving performances on the topic of being a gay Black & HIV man & handling the phobia in the black community. Donja Love Is a gem!

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable about LGBT topics or the Black community, this will not be your play.

75
Ambitious, Funny, Quirky

See it if Quirky to the Nth degree, you found it in this fast moving sometimes funny play.

Don't see it if You like a more traditional play then skip it.

87
Refreshing, Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Very honest & compelling one-man show regarding his life’s accomplishments & failures. The banjoe pulled things together for him.

Don't see it if You want dancing and a large cast then skip this one.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like and appreciate ethnic humor, there will be barrels of laughter. There are many shared experiences that most people can relate to.

Don't see it if Jewish humor or the LGBT topics are difficult for you to hear.

89
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see excellent & moving theatre about aging father & concerned son.

Don't see it if Aging and life action decisions are to close & make you feel uncomfortable.

70
Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like political satire with singing then you might like this two person show.

Don't see it if You want to see mediocre singing and satire, skip this one.

73
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Great acting with interesting sets.

Don't see it if Character changes were a bit confusing.

87
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Delightful

See it if A surprising well executing family play which took me by surprise. I loved it.

Don't see it if you don't like family musicals, this won't be your kind of play.

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful singing and dancing with an interesting Caribbean fairytale executed by wonderful actors.

Don't see it if you don't like fantasy.

93
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Want to experience the great writing of August Wilson.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about the African-American experience.

95
Skylight
Midtown W
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Stephen Daldry is the director. He is one of the best director on both sides of the pond.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about relationships.

94
Disgraced
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A tremendous production with great acting, staging & set design. Very relevant during these political climate.

Don't see it if You have strong feeling against Islam.

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 impression 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.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a lovely tribute to Deana Durban & back story of her relationship with rival Star Judy Garland. Beautifully sung!

Don't see it if You don’t like this period of music.

85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You like a new twist on this classic and timeless story. Very talented cast of three actors who show off their many accomplished skill set.

Don't see it if You want the traditional classic story. You may want to skip it.

Also This was a fun and enjoyable evening.

80
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Great storytelling with a interesting narrative causing much laughter from the audience.

Don't see it if You are offended by the topic.

88
Anna Karenina: a riff
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Refres and very creative version of this classic Russian play. I totally loved the creative liberties taken my the playwright.

Don't see it if You believe that this classic play should be touched.

93
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A evening of drama which was emotionally wrapped in sadness & denial produced a true winning formula. Kudos to the entire cast. Thumbs up!

Don't see it if You are allergic to tobacco smoke. It is a key component to the emotional release of pinned up feelings.

Also I cannot say enough great things about this drama. The show is closing... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Beautifully acted and well casted.

Don't see it if Classic play but a bit dated with the sugar coated plot.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Fun & moving Christmas experience Latina style. 3 wonderful Latinas share their holiday family traditions & culture.

Don't see it if You have issues with Latin culture.

69
Pockets
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a spoof on a semi-British musical, with sing-along songs & sophomoric humor then you will laugh & enjoy.

Don't see it if You want a robust Gilbert & Sullivan type musical, this is not that kind of show. Skip it!

Also This Los Angeles based company had a full house for opening night. ... Read more Read less

79
The Gospel of John
East Village
Ambitious, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Powerful performance on the topic of Jesus Christ’s adult life thru one performer. His performance spoke of truth and strong beliefs.

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch a performance on the topic of Jesus Christ.

80
Refreshing, Clever, Great writing, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if Creative and forceful performance on this solo performance. Topic is worth listening and thoughtful journey for audience.

Don't see it if You might be taken back by the actor using the clown Experience as the delivery tool.

80
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if An evening of great singing and talented performers.

Don't see it if You don't like music from Maury Yeston which feels like music from the 50s.

77
Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see an updated HARLEM spin on this American classic. The musical has wonderful new songs & enjoyable Hip-Hop choreography.

Don't see it if You are expecting the original version of this American classic. This won’t be your show.

86
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if A great nostalgic Yiddish musical that was well executed and staged.

Don't see it if You don’t like period pieces, this isn’t your play.

79
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Bottom line, all Sam Shepard lovers will love this production. It is quirky and gives Sam’s prospective on the west.

Don't see it if Sam Shepard plays are generally quirky and this one meets that goal. It might not be your kind of play.

82
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Stephen Sondheim's musical with beautiful music and captivating sets.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim, then this is not your kind of musical.

98
Indecent
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an fascinating play with a captivating story plot.

Don't see it if You have a problem with same-gender relationships, this is not your play

86
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some of the great African-American actors in the business.

Don't see it if the story was a bit under-developed.

95
Fences (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if tremendous acting to one of August Wilson best plays.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing plays about the African-American experience, you may want to skip this play.

95
The Audience
Midtown W
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if a brilliant play and one of the best plays of the year.

Don't see it if You don't like the royal family, it is not your kind of play

27
Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You don’t mind a real plot and a middle school production, then this is your school.

Don't see it if You prefer a musical with substance, then run from this musical. It was dreadful!