Ed 24601

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  I like shows. Shows that say new things in an old way or old things in a new way.
Reviews (63)
98
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like finding commonality in different people, you don’t mind if a show doesn’t make sense at first, you like clever dialogue.

Don't see it if you’re hoping to see a musical

95
Last Man Club
West Village
Riveting, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy Beckett-esque thrillers, you like great design elements, you don’t mind creepy.

Don't see it if you want a musical, you want easy answers, you don’t like dust.

89
Great writing, Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you haven't, you want to see good performances, you can take a dark show.

Don't see it if you don't want a humorous interpretation, you need plot, you are looking for a musical.

89
Travesties
Midtown W
Manic, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Dizzying

See it if you like word-play, multiple iterations, and smartish absurdism.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical, a light-comedy, if you don't like unreliable narrators, or if history isn't your thing.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if you're into history, religion, or rebellion.

Don't see it if you're not into history, longer shows or a lot of talking.

85
Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you want a fun, candy-coated night out with great singing and comedic performance.

Don't see it if you want a "serious" or "issue" show.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you're interested in great acting and a thoughtful script.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with sex or violence.

65
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to explore the effects of gun violence and/or growing up.

Don't see it if you can't take trauma, children or cliches.

Also It seemed like there were two different shows going on (gun violence a... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Subtle, Quiet, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate exploring quiet moments, fleeting connections and subtle effects.

Don't see it if you want a "jazz hands" sort of musical, a rock show, or a quick pace.

91
Hilarious, Acid, Witty, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy acid, sometimes "inappropriate" humor, camp, and boys behaving badly.

Don't see it if you don't like anti-heroes, a bit of bitterness, drugs, or gay themes.

Also A wonderful, hilarious performance. Yes, there's some negativity, but ... Read more Read less

93
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you're excited by unique staging, if you're interested in the human condition or if you're familiar with the book.

Don't see it if you want a light comedy, if you dislike dark content or if you don't like seeing people make bad choices.

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Sincere, Uplifting

See it if you want to experience an uplifting story about a bad time, or if you want to see an earnest, uncynical musical.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, if you don't want to get emotional, or if you just don't want to be reminded.

Also A top-notch cast of 12 brings across the experiences of 16,000 people ... Read more Read less

75
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Ambitious, Dated

See it if you like the performers, you can see the humor in sickness and dying.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new or groundbreaking, or want an action-packed show.

77
The Traveling Lady
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Dated

See it if you like Foote, slowly unfolding shows, and a nice set.

Don't see it if you want action, if you dislike romantic plots, or a little melodrama.

95
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great staging, Brutal

See it if you're interested in a non-literal adaptation, great staging and great acting.

Don't see it if you cannot handle violence, disorientation or serious topics.

Also A brutal, but important show that gives you a lot to think about.

81
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Profound, Repetitive

See it if you like Samuel Beckett, if you like Dianne Wiest, or if you like theatre history and classics.

Don't see it if you don't have a high tolerance for absurdism, nihilism, or repetition.

Also A good performance and good production of a pretty dark show.

83
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like gay themes, arguments for gay marriage and good acting.

Don't see it if you dislike gay themes, or can't take a little melodrama.

Also The show has a narrow scope (Why would two men marry?), but addresses ... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Fun, Brisk

See it if you like/love/know Allison Janney, you have not seen a production before, you enjoy a fast paced comedy.

Don't see it if you dislike poking fun at spoiled children, white privilege or people from Utah, or if you dislike direct address.

85
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in an even-handed look at a contentious conflict, or if you want to know more about the Oslo Accords.

Don't see it if politics bore you, if long shows exasperate you, or is history makes you sleepy.

Also Though three hours, it moves so briskly, and is packed with so much in... Read more Read less

68
In Transit
Midtown W
Formulaic, Great singing, Cute

See it if you like a cappella, you love subways, if you enjoy a light comedy.

Don't see it if you're looking for groundbreaking storytelling or original characters.

Also A really great group of singers in a show that might not be so memorab... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like great acting, clever dialog and examinations of couplehood, parenthood and selfhood.

Don't see it if you hold the original show as sacred, you like sets with a variety of furniture, or you're holding a grudge against John Golden.

Also The characters all have high stakes, they all get their chance to make... Read more Read less

30
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Boring, Lazy

See it if you get free tickets or must see everything and have seen everything else already.

Don't see it if you want a compelling mystery, acted with energy.

Also Unfortunately, the actors were sleep-walking through the performance. ... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Epic, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Thornton Wilder, social commentary and interesting staging.

Don't see it if you want an easily classifiable show, dislike direct address or want a short play.

95
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like Will Eno's writing, enjoy pop-philosophy, or life-affirming silliness.

Don't see it if you want a fast-moving plot, action/adventure, or have a strong dislike of free light snacks.

87
The Object Lesson
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Fun

See it if you're looking for something new, unique staging or magic.

Don't see it if dislike performance art, non-traditional spaces or magic.

Also Kind of all over the place from silly to thought-provoking and back, a... Read more Read less

97
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Ambitious

See it if you’re interested in experiencing something fresh, exciting, and original, you’re into seeing great performers performing great material.

Don't see it if you’re uncomfortable with gay themes, you’re squeamish about sexual content, you’re prone to passing out when hearing the n-word.

90
Strangers in the World
West Village
Timely, Moody, Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like thoughtful period pieces, if you like great design and if you don't need to have everything spelled out.

Don't see it if you don't like non-musicals, if you don't like mystery and if you don't like more experimental theater.

92
Hilarious, Great acting, Well paced, Relevant, Clever

See it if you like satire and farce, plays about plays, and hilarious performances.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with racial themes, you don't like jokes about liberals or cultural sensitivity or broad character types.

Also A clever play about the impossibility of making a play about Thanksgiv... Read more Read less

80
Great staging, Quirky, Fun

See it if you want a fun night out, or you want to see a feel good show..

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep or original plot, or if you don't like sitting near kids or tourists.

Also Saw it with people who have and have not seen the cartoon - both camps... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky, Great staging, Clever

See it if you're up for a silly parody, if you into skewering classic theater orif a feminist take-down piques your interest.

Don't see it if you want your serious theater to be serious, if you hold the classics as sacred, or if you mind a little camp.

Also A familiarity with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" is going to help ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you haven't seen previous productions, or are interested in large, ambitious works.

Don't see it if you can't take long shows, a dense script or gay themes.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you want to see three great performances of a great script.

Don't see it if you're not interested in aging, women or straight plays.

90
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like meta-theater, exploring reactions to crisis and emerging individuality.

Don't see it if you don't like anachronism, direct address or want a musical.

95
High Noon
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if you like quick, intense shows with a tight ensemble.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical, or a show with a tidy resolution.

Also Great sound design, haunting staging and worth it for the surprising f... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Poignant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy a little absurdism, you are interested in reactions to the AIDS crisis, or if you really like furniture you can sit on.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays, you want song and dance or if you suffer from debilitating cartophobia.

90
Arcadia (PTP)
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the author or the play, if you're interesting in the tension between science and art, or are an academic.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals, if you like light comedy or if you need elaborate sets.

Also Some very strong performances in a really well written show.

74
Venus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like great staging and top notch actors.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with examination of race, exploitation of women or if you want a musical.

79
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you like engaging performers having a good time, engaging music or wanted to see the more-fun cousin of "Venus".

Don't see it if you don't like tall tales, over-the-top plot points or slightly longer-than-needed shows.

69
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Pessimistic

See it if you enjoy witty dialog, great acting and staging and an examination of fate.

Don't see it if you want to be uplifted, if you want to learn something new, or are easily offended.

Also I really enjoyed watching at the start - the concept seemed promising ... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Feel-good, Hilarious

See it if you're looking for a fun night out, or if you like a lesson with your entertainment.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay content or if you don't like musicals.

79
Indecent
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy theatrical history, an exploration of Jewish themes and unique staging.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play or a full-on musical, or if you don't enjoy serious topics.

85
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you don't mind thinking, if you like storytelling or are a writer.

Don't see it if you need things spelled out, if you can't sit for two hours or if you don't like graphic sex stories.

Also Great actors, surprising staging tricks, fun stories. Go with some sma... Read more Read less

80
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Relevant, Absorbing, Slow

See it if you're interested in a gay history lesson, unconventional love stories, or if you like Harvey.

Don't see it if you're not interested in gay history, inter-generational love stories or if you don't like slow shows.

Also A reconciliation of sorts of an older generation of gay men with the y... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you like to see actors strutting their stuff, classics that resonate and high drama.

Don't see it if you dislike longer shows, period pieces or flawed characters.

Also it's beautifully designed - great sets, lights, costumes, etc. (I saw ... Read more Read less

72
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting

See it if you're interested in family dynamics or good performances.

Don't see it if you want an in-depth examination of a religion or a particular culture.

80
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Great staging, Epic, Dated

See it if you like Bobby Cannavale, you like Eugene O'Neill, or you are excited by grand, unique staging.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in Expressionism or historical shows or sitting in uncomfortable seats.

Also Bobby Cannavale is great. If you've never been to the Park Avenue Armo... Read more Read less

9
For a previous production
Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you enjoy slapstick, people falling down or comfortable theater seats.

Don't see it if you want plot, variety, subtlety or anything to think about.

Also Kind of like "Noises Off!" but without the plot to hold onto, the char... Read more Read less

91
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you like a modern take on an older story, unique staging, and fun songs.

Don't see it if you dislike audience interaction, Russian novels or color-blind casting.

Also I'm astounded that this show somehow felt more intimate than when it w... Read more Read less

80
Everybody
Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in seeing a new take on a classic, you like morality plays, or don't mind not knowing who's playing which part.

Don't see it if you dislike audience interaction, morality plays or presentational shows.

75
The Light Years
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great acting, Slow

See it if you enjoy great acting, history or World's Fairs.

Don't see it if you don't like a slow pace, a meandering storyline or multiple timelines.