FinishingTheHat54

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  AEA Actor. Husband. Lover of all types of theater.
Reviews (144)
58
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Slow

See it if You have an affinity for LBJ and like plays that are a slice of history

Don't see it if You are looking for the same electric chemistry that “All the Way” provided. The script for this piece can’t hold a candle to the other.

Also The actors are trying their best to suck every bit of nuance they can ... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You can get lucky enough to snag a ticket! And, also, if you love the movie and the community. It’s an NYC staple. So. Much. Fun.

Don't see it if ... you can’t? I mean, if you can you DEFINITELY should! Take the kids. Take snacks! Have a great night!

72
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Raunchy, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want a fun night out and want to see new theater. Fun throwback to the 70’s

Don't see it if You’re wanting something revelatory or artistically moving. Not that kind of show

79
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to experience and support new musical theatre. It is a fascinating insight to a world many of us know nothing about

Don't see it if you are easily offended or if you are looking for a perfectly polished product. most of the second half of the show seemed to lose the point

93
During previews
Must see, Romantic, Enchanting, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are wanting a night of excellence. Top tier performances from top tier performers. See it!

Don't see it if You want to take your children to a show. Lots of nudity, sexual content, language and other things kids won’t understand.

75
During previews
Gorgeous scenic design, Dizzying, Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a fun & fluffy evening of dark humor and “eye-candy” design elements!

Don't see it if Dirty humor isn’t your thing. Also, the show is fun but not perfect. Act 2 kind of trails off on its way to hell

94
During previews
Absorbing, Slow, Resonant, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to check out what is BOUND to be a musical sensation. The best new musical of the season!

Don't see it if You don't like unconventional theater or musicals...or mythology

95
Mad Libs Live!
Midtown W
Funny, Epic, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want a fun fresh evening for kids and adults

Don't see it if you don't know the difference between a noun and a verb

84
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Great writing, Slow, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see Adam Driver at his best. He brings so much energy it almost sets the theatre on fire.

Don't see it if You want a musical, a show for the kids, or light theater. Funny, yes, but also heavy themes and strong language.

52
During previews
Low-brow, Raunchy, Disappointing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a master of comedy, Mr, Lane, own the stage for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You are easily offended or you are looking for anything deep. The show rests in low humor (fart and penis jokes) and there is no real point.

70
During previews
Great singing, Hilarious, Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You want a new show with a talented young fresh cast. Quirky and fun!

Don't see it if You want to be moved or are looking for a serious outing. This is NOT that kind of show.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Great singing, Amazing choreography

See it if You want to see a classic musical re-staged with high class talent. The singing and dancing is top notch

Don't see it if You are looking for a brief evening of theatre.

73
During previews
Clever, Great singing, Flawed, Refreshing

See it if You want to experience everything Sondheim on a NYC stage. They have present a solid/new take on an ultimately flawed show.

Don't see it if Musicals annoying you or you need a hummable melody ;)

78
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You are looking for a fun evening of theatre with a great message. Brooks Ashmanskas is gold!

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and moving. Very mucha fluff piece.

Also While still performed well by all the show remains completely predicta... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Noura
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Heavy, Slow

See it if Supporting new theater is your thing. Extremely well acted and a beautiful design. Slow at moments but the acting elevates through.

Don't see it if Dramas or plays aren’t your thing. It’s only 90 mins but still felt long at spots.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Heavy

See it if Realistic dramas are your thing. Tragically beautiful and well acted. Elaine May and Lucas Hedges are fabulous.

Don't see it if Heavy dramas aren’t your thing. The topic is bleak but relatable. Definitely not for those seeking “light” entertainment.

62
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You want to watch Mr. Cranston at his best! Any chance to see him live is a reason to show up.

Don't see it if You expect to be really interested in this thinly adapted story. Also, the rest of the acting seems like amateur-your compared to Cranston.

Also The direction is ambitious but ultimately gratuitous and distracting. ... Read more Read less

89
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the play that put Harvey Fierstein on the map. Also, Michael Urie shines extremely bright. Do not miss his performance.

Don't see it if long plays bother you or period pieces aren't your thing.

Also Here's my review:... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Fast

See it if You want to see a star-studded cast in a new, very smart and fresh, piece.

Don't see it if Plays bother you, but at 85-minutes as the runtime you might as well go

87
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You want to see stage-great Janet McTeer chew every word and spit them back out with the most thorough analysis possible. She’s a genius.

Don't see it if You are wanting to see a musical.

85
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you love the show and want to see a new take on a beautiful classic. Mr. Burstein gives us a BRILLIANT Tevye for a new generation!

Don't see it if classics aren't your thing or you don't pick up on metaphors well. Director Sher has packed it full.

27
During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy, Original

See it if You want to see the new shows coming out and support a little original show.

Don't see it if You are expecting anything other than cheap laughs and flashy lights. The pieces are there for something special but it never comes together

80
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You love the movie or if looking for a light evening of Theatre with some sensational singing! Very fun!

Don't see it if You don’t like the movie, screen-to-stage adaptations, fluff, or (most importantly) PINK!

63
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing, Slow, Great scenic design and lighting

See it if You want to support new theater or you want to catch Jesse Tyler Ferguson live. The show is very well acted.

Don't see it if You are looking for a riveting new work. The play touches on hot-button issues but never really goes deep enough for us to totally hooked.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Revival

See it if you want to catch a legend working magic every night. Bernadette Peters is a goddess in the role of Dolly Levi!

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy. this is musical comedy perfection, so if you don't like the genre already...you should probably skip this one

93
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You’re a Shakespeare fan and looking for a great new take with a great experience.

Don't see it if ...um... maybe just go see it

93
Resonant, Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see two new age masters work in the respective wheelhouses. Both provide powerful and dominant performances. WOW.

Don't see it if small plays aren't your thing or if you are looking to take the kids to a "fun" night out.

82
During previews
Visually stunning, Fluffy, Exciting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a fun evening of spectacular spectacle! Great vocal performances from Tveit, Olivo, and the ever entertaining Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if You want a moving experience or anything subtle. This show is loud and brash and is here to be a party.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want a fast-paced drama that isn’t afraid of comedy or creative story-telling. Great acting all around!!

Don't see it if You want to take your kids to the theatre. They might get bored

78
Audacious, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an new, fully exposed, version of a show YOU THINK you know

Don't see it if experimental theatre scares you. It is VERY MUCH it's own thing

85
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Revival, Great writing, Absorbing, Dated, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great Arthur Miller play performed at the highest caliber. Banning, Letts, and Walker are truly amazing!

Don't see it if You don’t like classics, dramas, or foliage... so much foliage

91
Must see, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a moving and important piece of extremely personal theater.

Don't see it if you can't deal with the truth of our current situation...

24
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to spend a dreadfully uninspired evening of “seen it all before” theater. The performers are great but they can’t save this mess...

Don't see it if You have something else you want to see... maybe even skip it if you DON’T have anything else to see

80
During previews
Missing something, Disappointing, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Hnath and his work and style. Ms. Metcalf gives yet another praiseworthy, earth-shaking performance. See it for her.

Don't see it if You are wanting a perfect piece of theatre. It’s entertaining, yes, but the show is missing that little something. See it for the actors

87
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun and flashy night of good theatre! The cast is absolutely remarkable and the songs are legendary.

Don't see it if You are wanting anything truly new. It’s very formulaic like “Jersey Boys” but, hey, it still works. Check it out!

70
During previews
Indulgent, Quirky, Confusing, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You want to support new theatre and fresh talent. The cast is very talented.

Don't see it if You want to feel anything from your experience. It was mostly style over substance, sadly. The ending 10 minutes are the REAL play...

92
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You want a fresh new show acted by wonderful, young, fresh actors. Beautiful story and storytelling.

Don't see it if You don’t like new plays or trying anything new at all. It’s a wonderful show.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you want a well acted modern classic performed extremely well. Ethan Hawke gives a masterclass performance!

Don't see it if straight plays aren't your thing.

84
During previews
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if you want a unique theatrical experience that is chocked full of relevance. Wonderful acting and creative staging

Don't see it if you don't like "in-your-face" theatre. it's very intimate and intense.

95
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a brilliant adaptation of this much beloved work. Wonderful acting, staging, set, and direction.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for a musical. But when you do feel like seeing a play go ahead and see this.

52
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Epic, Spectacle

See it if you only care about spectacle. The show has some entertaining moments but they are surrounded by missed opportunities

Don't see it if you are wanting to see the next hit or wanting to be moved by anything. There's really no gain or loss to seeing the show.

Also Everything either goes too far or doesn't go far enough. Kong had nuan... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You want a night full of laughs and heart. A perfect show!

Don't see it if You hate laughing...

52
Funny, Disappointing, Quirky, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if You want to support new playwrights or enjoy seeing shows in very early stages

Don't see it if you want mediocre acting for an extremely long 90 minutes. I was annoyed by 3 of the 4 characters. oy

100
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You want to experience the newest piece of sweeping theater. A brisk 3 1/4 hrs of the finest acting and writing. A true pleasure.

Don't see it if Long plays discourage you. But I still recommend checking it out

55
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Slow, Confusing, Needs work

See it if You want to see a new play that takes a whack at a new style of performance and integration. Craig Lucas and the performances truly standout

Don't see it if heavy drama isn’t your thing. Also, the show has good pieces but the direction takes away from both casts abilities making it an eye-sore.

40
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Screen to stage, Talented cast

See it if you want to see the movie on stage performed admirably by Broadway royalty Andy Karl and London fave Samantha Barks.

Don't see it if you are looking for any real spark of creativity. The cast, while extremely talented, is under-directed and over-choreographed.

66
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Jukebox musical, Almost

See it if You love the Go-Go’s and are looking for the fluffiest night of musical theatre since Mamma Mia. Great choreography by Spencer Liff

Don't see it if You are looking for substance. The show is so fluffy it almost hurts. All the pieces are there for it to be great but it never gets there

82
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love Jason Robert Brown and you want to hear the songs that put him on the map. Mr.Kilgore, Ms.Bean, the dancers, & the band are awesome

Don't see it if You are looking for a full-fledged book musical. This, at its best, is just a concert of JRB’s music.

80
Great acting, Funny, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want a masterclass in acting from Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf. Glenda is exceptional and electric. Words are her best friends.

Don't see it if You don’t like other Albee works or you don’t like straight plays. This is NOT my favorite Albee work by any means but the cast is superb.

Also The scenic design is absolutely stellar and used intelligently. I don’... Read more Read less

79
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see an empowering new work that reminds us what it was like to be a kid and compete in...well...anything. hormones raging, too

Don't see it if you don't like plays or the female body makes you uncomfortable. there is language, nudity, and some uncomfortable moments. be prepared!