FinishingTheHat54

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  AEA Actor. Husband. Lover of all types of theater.
Reviews (198)
98
Kate
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Hilarious
January 30th, 2023

See it if You want to see a hilarious spoof on theater, film, acting, art, and just an all around queen of comedy

Don't see it if You don’t like weird things or laughing

92
During previews
Funny, Resonant, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing
January 15th, 2023

See it if You can relate to family dynamics and that feeling of trying to get to really KNOW your parents. Excellent performances.

Don't see it if Plays bore you. It’s just under 2 hours with no intermission. It’s very good, but could be tedious if you’re not interested.

97
Riveting, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing
January 5th, 2023

See it if You can get a dang ticket! The cast, orchestrations, direction, and overall experience are sensational. Lindsay Mendez is revelatory.

Don't see it if You can’t get a ticket. It’s transferring to broadway, just get one then.

83
Relevant, Classic, Funny, Great singing, Delightful
December 18th, 2022

See it if You want a new, big, bouncy, splashy, broadway comedy! The cast is excellent and the tunes are jazzy fire!

Don't see it if You like little downtown shows or edgy material. This is done in a very classical way.

72
During previews
Slow, Entertaining, Great acting
December 12th, 2022

See it if You want to see Pope and Bettany in wonderfully fitting roles. They play excellently off each other and embody these humans wonderfully.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something epic or sweeping. It’s not really that. Also, there’s drugs and language that is a bit heavy for kids.

88
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
December 10th, 2022

See it if you're in the holiday spirit or you want to see the masterful Mr. Mays at work! It's an excellent adaptation.

Don't see it if it's a little on the spooky side but I think it's pretty palatable for everyone!

58
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing
December 6th, 2022

See it if you literally cannot get a ticket to ANYTHING else. It's not "terrible", but staying at a bar might be a better use of your time

Don't see it if You can get that ticket to anything new, fresh, and not on tour

71
During previews
Sketch-comedy, Clever, Quirky, Funny
November 12th, 2022

See it if You want to see a different kind of play and support the youngest playwright to ever be produced on Broadway! It’s wild!

Don't see it if Unconventional structure will throw you for a loop. Lots of language and adult themes, don’t bring the kiddos.

95
During previews
Heartwarming, Delightful, Quirky, Great singing, Hilarious
November 8th, 2022

See it if You love new musicals that are their own beautiful little thing. It’s so touching and hilarious on top of being brilliantly performed.

Don't see it if …um… if you don’t like laughing, or being teary, or I don’t I know. I guess it has SOME BRIEF strong language. Maybe don’t bring little kids

71
During previews
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Too long, Great choreography, Fun, Fluffy, Great singing
November 6th, 2022

See it if You enjoy K-pop music or want to experience an insanely talented ensemble cast! The music sequences are a blast! Awesome tech, too

Don't see it if You want a good script or truly interesting characters. There are some good ideas but overall the script is so bland.

89
During previews
Challenging, Heavy, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing
November 4th, 2022

See it if plays that force you to walk the line between sympathy/repulsion interest you. The play lives in a grey but VERY real part of society.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light or something for the kids. Content is all about sex-offenders

100
Parade
Midtown W
Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Great writing, Absorbing
November 1st, 2022

See it if You want to see an excellent concert-esque staging of this rarely done piece. Also, conducted by JRB himself is NOT to be missed

Don't see it if Small technical issues are going to ruin your experience. It’s a very short run for a Gala season so there’s some little mic issues

100
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Hilarious, Absorbing
October 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see a master at work. Birbiglia’s style is unmatched and this, his latest, is genius on genius.

Don't see it if Go see it. Just go see it.

84
During previews
Bubbly, Funny, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining
October 28th, 2022

See it if You want a great, light, flashy, and entertaining night out! Super fun and the song arrangements are really good

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of substance or depth. It is pure popcorn-fluff. Just go and forget your troubles.

96
Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 22nd, 2022

See it if You want to see two brilliant performers tackle an equally brilliant piece of theatre. Not to be missed.

Don't see it if Looking to take the kids to a show, or… um… yeah. Just not kids. You should otherwise go

71
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Revival, Refreshing, Entertaining
October 6th, 2022

See it if You want an easy evening of entertainment for the whole family. Generally enjoyable with good performances.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a ground-shaking achievement. The new casting reveals a handful of interesting moments but overall doesn’t do much

93
During previews
Epic, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
September 30th, 2022

See it if This stellar cast and a masterwork of a play excites you. Superb cast and direction. Moving and provoking.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a kid-friendly evening or don’t like wordy plays. It’s dialogue is dense and if you aren’t turned in you’ll miss it.

87
During previews
Long, Dated, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing
September 30th, 2022

See it if You want to see an expertly acted and directed Miller classic. Pierce and Clark are exquisite.

Don't see it if You want a short FUN show. It’s a 3-hour epic. And the material is dated! The cast shines, but the story flaws are on display

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing
July 13th, 2022

See it if You want a hilarious evening with an incredible storyteller!

Don't see it if You want a musical or something extravagant.

100
Must see, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
July 11th, 2022

See it if You are in town for its limited run! It’s a sensational cast and orchestra performing sensational material. Just go. Take the family.

Don't see it if Are you kidding me?! Go. See. This. Show.

91
Fat Ham
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious, Delightful
July 6th, 2022

See it if You want a raucous re-telling of this well-known classic. The modern characterization and placement is so hilarious and entertaining!

Don't see it if i mean... if you can get a ticket you should check it out. There's some language/content that may be hard on young ears but it's so so good

100
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing
May 15th, 2022

See it if You can get a ticket! It was an immaculate experience I won’t soon forget

Don't see it if There is no “don’t” reason, unless you can’t get a ticket. Try. Try to go

93
Raunchy, Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Great writing
May 1st, 2022

See it if You want to see THE BEST new show of the season. It’s excellent and hard-hitting in its approach and opinions. Enjoy the ride!

Don't see it if Not for kids as there’s a lot of sex and language. You’re expecting a sparkly, clean, broadway show. It’s the anti-show. Downtown theatre.

77
Suffs
East Village
Long, Great singing, Entertaining
April 30th, 2022

See it if You love Shaina Taub and love new musical theatre.

Don't see it if You’re wanting a brief evening. It’s a long one but it’s a general good

81
During previews
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting
April 25th, 2022

See it if You want to see an incredibly creative and unique approach to a classic Shakespeare piece! Sam Gold’s direction rocks

Don't see it if You can’t handle a slow build. Act 1 you FEEEEEEL the length, but Act 2 is WELL-worth the payoff.

83
During previews
Incredible dancing, Dated, Great singing, Delightful, Funny
April 5th, 2022

See it if You want to see a really great first revival of a much loved show! Beanie, Jane, Jared, and Ramin are all outstanding!

Don't see it if You are married to Babs as Fanny. Beanie bring her own spunk and sparkle and it's very different. Personally, I loved Beanie

Also I adored how the show SOUNDED! The orchestra and the general sound mix... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
March 24th, 2022

See it if You want to see an American classic performed excellently by Mr. Rockwell and Mr. Fishburne. Great staging and character direction.

Don't see it if Plays aren’t your thing. It’s very dated which is the piece’s only downfall. Lots of language and slurs.

52
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Funny, Fluffy, Cliched
March 23rd, 2022

See it if You want to see Debra Messing live in a play that was clearly written for her. The whole cast performs excellently.

Don't see it if You are looking for any depth or anything really new. The script is pretty dull and base level. Also, weirdly tragic? I don’t know… it’s meh

73
Clever, Great acting, Dated
March 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see a well-performed version of a not-often-done piece. First every broadway revival!

Don't see it if Nudity bothers you. If you’re looking for new fresh takes on race and sexual orientations. The show, though written in 2003, is dated.

84
Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
March 16th, 2022

See it if you want a unique experience that will scare you in all the fun ways!

Don't see it if you're looking for a lot of substance or if you don't like a good scare to raise your heart rate

80
Great choreography, Star-studded, Revival, Delightful, Entertaining
February 10th, 2022

See it if You can afford the ticket price and you want to see a flashy fun standing of a much loved musical! Hugh and Sutton are wonderful together

Don't see it if You’re looking for anything edgy or new. This is classic on classic on classic.

52
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing
November 17th, 2021

See it if You want to see all the new shows this season

Don't see it if You don’t want to waste 3 hours. The cast and set are great but the piece itself is so dull and boring. There’s nothing to connect to

97
Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing
November 17th, 2021

See it if You love Sondheim and love his edgier works performed by a cast of all-stars!

Don't see it if You want to avoid a night of “politics” and you want to take the kids to a show

98
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
November 16th, 2021

See it if You want to see a brilliant new staging of one of the most brilliant and loved musicals of all time. Fantastic!

Don't see it if I honestly can’t think of a reason. Probably just go see it

93
Absorbing, Refreshing, Intelligent, Riveting, Great singing
October 15th, 2021

See it if You want to see a much-anticipated revival of a musical that doesn't adhere to traditional musical theatre norms with exquisite performances

Don't see it if You're looking for the kids, a "fun" evening out, or something light. This show is deceptive in how it sucks you in and makes you emotional

91
During previews
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
August 19th, 2021

See it if you want to welcome back Broadway with a passionate and personal piece.

Don't see it if you want to bring small children. there's a lot of language and adult themes.

74
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fun, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing
March 11th, 2020

See it if You want a fun night of great singing! It’s a brisk bounce through history with some BANGIN pop jams and vocal performances.

Don't see it if You’re looking for anything with depth. Very surface level but it never presents itself to be anything that it’s not

Also Abby Mueller is my everything. That is all.

92
For a previous production
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dark comedy, Hilarious, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting
March 6th, 2020

See it if McDonagh excites you like he does me! His writing is so clever and intricate. The performances are amazing especially Addy and Stevens!

Don't see it if Thick accents bother you or you don’t like dark humor.

88
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Great writing, Clever, Funny
March 4th, 2020

See it if You want to see the newest piece by Mr. Letts. Good acting all around from the ensemble.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with twisty plots. Also, the flaw is that there is a lot of “reading statements” which is informative but boring

93
Resonant, Refreshing, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing
February 21st, 2020

See it if You want to see a much needed shake up of a classic. Forget what you knew and experience the new. It’s hauntingly powerful.

Don't see it if You can’t except change

Also While I loved the production there’s no rightful reason the production... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
February 21st, 2020

See it if You want to see a great new play with absolutely killer performances. The script, story, & characters are exceptional and resonant.

Don't see it if Um... probably not a kids show. But other than that I’d recommend it.

49
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing
February 19th, 2020

See it if You want to hear some solid arrangements of Bob Dylan classics sang by a vocally gifted ensemble of talent!

Don't see it if You are looking for a cohesive night of theatre. Nothing made sense and the direction was absent. Shame.

74
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Relatable, Funny, Fluffy, Delightful
January 19th, 2020

See it if You want a fun show with a great cast! Very funny and sweet!

Don't see it if You are looking for a new dramatic classic. It’s fun, but not a lot of depth.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Great writing, Dated
January 16th, 2020

See it if You want to see a modern classic on Broadway. Fuller's script deserves the attention and praise. The cast is very talented to boot!

Don't see it if You want to see a "good" production of the show. Felt as though all the tension was sucked out of the piece due to the direction.

Also I'd love to see this show done with urgency or with anything that lean... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, A new take on a classic, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing
November 29th, 2019

See it if You want to prep yourself for the holidays. A spectacular production of a beloved tale! Unique in its telling and style! Wonderful!

Don't see it if You’re an unchanged Scrooge... :)

40
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Dated
November 27th, 2019

See it if You are a die hard Tomei fan or are a subscriber to RTC

Don't see it if you want to see a show with good acting, scenic design, script, or direction...everything is messy and weird

97
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing
November 24th, 2019

See it if You are looking for a unique theatrical experience: a new majestic modern epic. Wow!

Don't see it if You’re looking for a brief show or want to take the kids. The two parts together total about 7hrs worth of theatre

96
Refreshing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging
November 4th, 2019

See it if You want to see one of the greats! What a night!!

Don't see it if You...um... I don’t know. Go see it.

88
Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 18th, 2019

See it if you want a new, smart, dark play that challenges as well as welcomes. It's a beautifully written piece by Mr. Rapp.

Don't see it if dark/heavy subject matter is not your thing

45
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great singing, Slow
October 6th, 2019

See it if You want to support new theatre and you like new takes on current events

Don't see it if You’re wanting a spark of brilliance or true creativity. The cast is generally good but the material services no one. Fluff loses the point