DOUG Rob NYC

Manhattan | 65+ | Male
About:  Grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to New York in the mid-70s. My life partner and husband of 30+ years live in upper Manhattan in New York City, 2 blocks from Columbia University. We raised our two sons there. Our sons are now adults. Justin lives in trendy Brooklyn. Zack is marr... Read more Read less
Reviews (164)
61
Strangers in the Night
Upper W Side
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if The act 1 was excellent aNd built an Strong foundation..

Don't see it if After Act 1 the play just derailed into a hot mess!

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A delightful workshop focusing on love & friendship with strong & convincing acting.

Don't see it if You needs sets and props to imagine this workshop true story.

90
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an excellent production with great acting and an universal theme.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable about seeing a gay family.

75
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if You enjoy period pieces...Changes of set every 15 minutes or so...

Don't see it if A very long play with very little to say...

80
To Life
East Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Strong acting during this family drama. 1st act is much better than 2nd act.

Don't see it if The topic of illness and death make you feel uncomfortable.

66
Fluffy, Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal

See it if Francesco Campari as Angelo gave a very convincing & believable performance with this messy direction. The play’s concept had real potential

Don't see it if Since the script was a bit disjointed with weak dialogue as well as, several actors who could not carry their roles. Directing was not good.

69
Rap Guide to Religion
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy using the rap format to convey messages!

Don't see it if You don’t like rap / hip hop.

95
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want true musical theater tackling death penalty topic. The musical is Powerful, a talented cast with outstanding & notable choreography

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable about musical theater addressing a controversial topic.

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You are a millennial. They were the one laughing. The comedy show was edgy.

Don't see it if You are appalled by jokes about oral sex,

41
Rat Pack Undead
Midtown E
Insipid, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Very bad attempt with humor to bring back from the dead the glorious music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr..Some good singing

Don't see it if It was a dreadful show. Don't waste your time. Actually, run away now.

91
Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if This import from Scotland was worth the wait! Bravo Bravo Bravo! Outstanding in all rating categories. Go see this real gem!

Don't see it if Very little if anything to criticize.

69
PLAY!
Midtown W
Great dancing, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if Joyful movements of dance & words. The actor’s approach was very honest with a believable Intention to bring love to this experimental work.

Don't see it if Because this experimental work was a bit disconnected and missed its mark despite the spirited attempt to infuse love, happiness & harmony.

81
During previews
Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Revival of this enjoyable play created by Shaw was very well-acted. I liked the way that the entire theatre was used to engage the audience

Don't see it if If you don’t like Shaw, then this is not your kind of play.

79
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Funny evening with a quirky plot. Good acting and staging. Lots of laughs 😊

Don't see it if If you don’t like comedies and plot builders, this is not your play.

74
Needs work, Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Michael Sean Cirelli has effective drama skills. The 45 minute one man shill was quirky. I would like to see him expand his repertoire.

Don't see it if If one-man quirky plays is not you type of drama then you can skip this one.

86
Delightful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Lots of laughs & good fun. Kevin MacDonald proves he belongs on the NYC comedy scene. I thoroughly enjoyed his storytelling & songs!

Don't see it if If you don’t like a comedy one-man show, this won’t be for you.

Also Bravo Kevin for your self-deprecating humor as you review your life th... Read more Read less

76
Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A true story about the NY Correctional system.

Don't see it if If the topic of correctional institutions makes you uncomfortable.

82
The Exes
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A fun evening at the theatre with a hilarious play with excellent staging!

Don't see it if If you don’t like comedies then you can miss this one.

94
Great acting, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Powerful and time proven book that New Yorkers get to see.

Don't see it if Disappointing set.

95
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A true family drama that was relevant & thought-provoking. Extraordinary performance by the mother & daughter. This a Must See play.

Don't see it if If you want to see a feel good play, then this isn’t your evening out.

74
Tender Napalm
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Strong strong performances in this poetic experimental play.

Don't see it if If you are a fan of experimental pkays

70
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Dizzying, Quirky, Funny, Fluffy

See it if Small stages semi-musical with liniar plots with standard plot.

Don't see it if Looking for the next Hamilton or other kind of innovative musical which it is not.

72
Barabbas
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Enjoyed this creatively staged play in the basement of a very old building.

Don't see it if There was not air conditioning which made it difficult to focus.

87
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if An outstanding production with a powerful cast! Loved it!💕💕💕

Don't see it if Only if don’t like Shakespeare. Otherwise go go go!!!

86
During previews
No One is Forgotten
West Village
Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very intense and absorbing drama with very strong performances by masterful actors!

Don't see it if Don’t go if you want to be entertained. This topic is about capture and torment.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Women Power merged with powerful script & acting. A great play that should be on Broadway! It is not to be missed!

Don't see it if You have issues with women being the center of the plot.

87
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Great writing, Resonant, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This play chronicles the life of a man who is an alcoholic from childhood throughout his adult life. A well-written script with great actors

Don't see it if You feel uneasy about the topic of alcoholism, this is not your play.

75
Stupid F**king Bird
West Village
Quirky, Edgy, Funny

See it if If you like an open script & audience participation.

Don't see it if you like plays with a predictable plot and ending.

71
Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like an open and fluid play.

Don't see it if You don’t like audience participation.

80
During previews
The Worth of Water
Soho/Tribeca
Enjoyable, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if An enjoyable off-off Broadway production. Women Power in the house! Every good script, direction and set.

Don't see it if If for some reason you don’t want women to win.

93
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Riveting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Excellent production that will leave you in tears. Very strong actors and great staging. A believable story of the opioid epidemic.

Don't see it if Opioid topic makes you uncomfortable, then skip the play.

99
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Storytelling & brilliance wrapped together to form a transformative theatrical experience that will be remembered forever. A must see play!

Don't see it if You want fantasy, singing & dancing. The play spokes about love, death & the real life Plague that New Yorkers experience in the 1980s. AIDS

75
The Big One-Oh!
Chelsea
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Wonderful family show for children of all ages. Great staging.

Don't see it if If family show is not your thing, then skip this one.

70
Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You Want to take a look at the current political climate in the US from a talk radio prospective. The play’s premise is interesting.

Don't see it if This is a workshop piece that needs work. The script and stage direction was a bit disjointed.

92
Boogieban
West Village
Profound, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A true evening in the theatre with a compelling story of the human impact of war where there are no winners. A must see drama!

Don't see it if If war & PTSD is of no interest, you can skip this play, however, you are doing yourself a disservice.

95
During previews
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Great acting, Must see, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Creatively brilliant! Three generations of storytelling of war and the impact of being a survivor. Powerful production not to be missed!

Don't see it if If you want to walkout feeling good then this isn’t your kind of play!

89
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A very powerful performance giving in this one-woman show. The show is thought-provoking and very relevant to the current political climate

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows, this will not be your first pick.

78
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An author’s meaningful and truthful growing up experiences with the influence of two powerful historical Americans. It was very thoughtful.

Don't see it if If you don’t like solo performances with no action, this isn’t your kind of play.

62
Out of Water
Chelsea
Banal, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Don’t have much positives comments. If you equate it to a middle school production, then you will love it. I say just skip.

Don't see it if Lead went from sharp to flat often during most of the performance. OMG.. dreadful!

99
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Kevin Hamilton Cobb delivers a masterful performance of pure and unadulterated brilliance. Run to the box office to see the performance!

Don't see it if If the topic of African-American man & Shakespeare make you feel uncomfortable then this is not your show.

Also This show is definitely ready for Broadway and will make money for bac... Read more Read less

82
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if A very good and workable script. Great acting with some very funny moments.

Don't see it if With a workshop piece.

72
Basic Glitch
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if Funny futuristic play about organizational skills and family.

Don't see it if Script needs some working.

65
Last Gasp
Greenwich V
Quirky, Ambitious, Slow

See it if Interesting topic with a twist.

Don't see it if Script needs lots of work.

70
SHEnanigans
East Village
Entertaining

See it if There were some poignant moments to this play about an Disfunctional but sometimes loving, African-American family.

Don't see it if Script needed more work. It was like a Tyler Perry drama without Media.

85
Little Gem
Chelsea
Clever, Great writing, Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Strong acting and moving script.

Don't see it if If you don’t like drama.

Also It was a moving play with 3 powerful actors who made you believe in th... Read more Read less

86
Patience
East Village
Intelligent, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Very strong performances by all actors. Interesting script with a twist. With some tailoring of the script, this drama could go to Broadway.

Don't see it if If you don’t like simplistic plays then this one is not for you .

65
Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if Psychic was very accurate and interesting.

Don't see it if Disappointing and disorganized with very poor audio visuals.

79
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Kudos to the outstanding voice of Andrew Mayer who has a beautifully melodic & scintillating voice with many colors & should be on Broadway.

Don't see it if The plot was a bit silly and outdated.

68
During previews
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Great lighting, Poorly written script, Relevant, Great acting, Confusing

See it if The topic of penal system

Don't see it if Experimental theatre

60
The White Dress
Soho/Tribeca
Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious

See it if The play begins the important conversation on gender

Don't see it if Poorly written and somewhat acted. The play topic is important but not executed well. The play is a bust.