elprofesor55

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Male
About:  Love theater, films, dining out.
Reviews (43)
85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You are a Disney freak.

Don't see it if Like me, you'd say "That was enjoyable. But it was Disney."

95
Must see, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Carole King and that incredible era of music.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a good time at the theater.

80
Overrated, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You need to see all Tony winning shows. Acting and singing were excellent.

Don't see it if You want a big-show feel. This is small, heartwarming and you can saw "Oh, I saw that."

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if You just LOVE a grand Broadway musical.

Don't see it if You need to cling to the original Wizard of Oz storyline.

95
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You love the Temptations as I do. Some of the best voices on B'way.

Don't see it if You are not a Motown fan.

90
BLKS
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You like a funny show with black themes that are, guess what, also universal. Good acting and GREAT set.

Don't see it if You need the big Broadway splash. This is a small sprinkle.

90
Clever, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want an incredible stage experience replete with an entire jungle of 'animals' on parade. Beautiful!

Don't see it if You won't be able to get over that it's Disney.

58
Great writing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You really loved original, which I did.

Don't see it if You are expecting any of the original's depth and emotion, which I did. This fell flat.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like a simple story told in culturally-appropriate music. This is not your typical Best Musical, but it is enjoyable.

Don't see it if You need a splashy musical. Short, simple and sweet.

85
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You like great stars like Andy Karl and wife Orfeh. Music by Bryan Adams is memorable. Reviews were not favorable, but give it a try!

Don't see it if You are a slave to reviews. They were not supportive and the show (film also) is schmaltzy but fun.

49
Overrated, Disappointing, In need of composer

See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do, like watch paint dry.

Don't see it if You are expecting good music, voices or plot.

81
Clever, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like short plays with a loose connection. A Number is interestingly strange. 'Night Mother is more down-to-earth. Both made me think.

Don't see it if You dislike small theaters. really uncomfortable. Sit up top on high chairs!

95
During previews
Great singing, Intelligent, Gay-themed

See it if You enjoy great acting and 'a cappella' spirituals.

Don't see it if A gay theme might not interest you

80
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if ...you have never seen the original. THAT was a 100!

Don't see it if ...you have seen the original (which, sadly, I am old enough to have seen.). Urie is fine, but not Harvey. Mercedes Ruehls! (Get it?)

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if ...you appreciate off-Broadway excellence.

Don't see it if ...see it! (I wish I had reviewed this earlier)

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if ...you love ALW's music as I do and appreciate great staging.

Don't see it if ...you are looking for the new, hot show.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if ...you are a Sondheim fan (I am not, but still enjoyed this.)

Don't see it if ...you want the full-stage effect.

75
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Slow, Disappointing

See it if ...you can enjoy incredible animatronics, staging, lighting and sets. (The kind of show where you walk out humming the sets.)

Don't see it if ...you want great voices and great music. (I do, however, recommend this show- it is worth it for the ape alone!)

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if ...appreciate excellent actors in an excellent show with excellent writing. (Get the hint...excellent!)

Don't see it if ...you are looking for a fun night out, without any thinking or discussion.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if ...you enjoy a different theater experience, replete with goats! Voices that reach the heavens (literally, you'll see why)

Don't see it if ...you are looking for the typical Broadway big and showy musical.

95
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like well-written Broadway performed by excellent actors and the iconic Elaine May

Don't see it if ...you want a fun, bouncy evening of theater.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if Definitely if you're married, but this single guy saw it TWICE!

Don't see it if You are emo and hate to laugh

90
Must see, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love old Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if SPOILER ALERT: You are expecting the traditional ending.

80
Slow, Potter fans must, Great acting

See it if Must see and experience everything Potter.

Don't see it if You are expecting GREAT magic. This is more a drama. I expected so much more, though I enjoyed it!

90
Intelligent, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy clever shows with excellent music.

Don't see it if You are turned to to possibly serious-themed shows. (Oh, it's about THAT..no thanks)

65
The Bigot
Midtown W
Overrated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You need to be hit over the head with "Bigotry Is Bad."

Don't see it if You are expecting thoughtful dialogue and a captivating story.

90
Entangled
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like good drama and acting with current themes.

Don't see it if You don't care about gun violence.

95
Must see, Hilarious, Clever

See it if Like HYSTERICAL and raunchy comedy combined with an excellent score.

Don't see it if You are easily offended, especially by vulgarity and comments on religion. Not for your church group!

90
Clever, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love politics and MM. I see all his films and find him so on point.

Don't see it if You are a Republican.

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like old Broadway. Saw this with Bernadette Peters. I had never seen shoe/movie before. Glad I went!

Don't see it if You want current Broadway.

25
Thelonious!
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You have absolutely nothing better to do.

Don't see it if Need to clip your toenails, defrost a freezer or watch paint dry.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You enjoy an ELECTRIFYING show. You can feel it in the audience before it begins.

Don't see it if You can't handle hip-hop.

85
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like political humor. Colin provides some hysterical commentary.

Don't see it if You're not political. Though he barely mentions specific people, he does discuss current USA situations.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music

See it if You are a Cher fan and feel the need to dance while driving when 'Believe' comes on!

Don't see it if You are going to be overly critical of this renowned performer and her music. This is a 'sit back and enjoy the music' show.

86
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like a good drama that unfurls as the play goes on.

Don't see it if You expect quick action. This play takes its time (and it's only 90 minutes).

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if ...you have always wanted to see a Vonnegut play. This was well-acted

Don't see it if ...you want the traditional drama/show. This requires some thought and analysis!

65
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if ...need to experience this Tony winner. (I didn't love much about it!)

Don't see it if ...you are easily disappointed. I saw this with Billy Porter when he came back after years. It was as if he hated what he was doing!

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if ...you love the 70s and were a disco music fiend. But this can be appreciated for her life alone.

Don't see it if ...you can't stand upbeat, music with great voices.

85
I Am My Own Wife
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant

See it if ...acting and character development are more important than big stage productions.

Don't see it if ...you are looking for a flashy, Broadway extravaganza.

95
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if ...you loved the film or have children or appreciate great effects, voices and Disney.

Don't see it if ...you hate Disney, which I usually do, but THIS was very good!

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if ...you want great theater that possibly changed the world when it originally debuted.

Don't see it if ...you are unable to appreciate a gay themed show.

65
Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if ...you like great acting and want the experience of voice and ASL at once.

Don't see it if ...you can't handle a depressing and overly dramatic show.

10
For a previous production
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You are under the age of 10.

Don't see it if I hate this type of farce, and I left after the first act