FRANCIS G

Newton | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (35)
80
During previews
Resonant, Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Bob Dylan and small productions such as Once and Come From Away that abound with the human spirit.

Don't see it if You want to see a splashy Broadway production and leave the theater feeling like life is great. Skip it if you do not like Dylan's writing.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if Good show. See it if you like Cher great singing and great costumes.

Don't see it if They want to be challenged and don’t like Cher

79
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a carefree time at the theater. See it for sure if you are a Buffet fan.

Don't see it if You don't like the music of Jimmy Buffet and you want to see a play with a story line that extends beyond the plot of an Elvis Presley movie

79
During previews
Clever, Indulgent, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you like political humor and have a passion for Latin culture. Certainly see it if you are a fan of John Leguizamo.

Don't see it if Do not like one person shows. Have no interest in Latin culture and think the border wall is a good idea.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to come away with a better understanding of the challenges facing adolescents. Wonderfully sung and acted.

Don't see it if You want nothing but a musical with fluff and little substance.

34
During previews
Latter Days
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You subscribe to a nihilistic view of the world and think watching an individual sitting on the toilet and ruminating is entertaining.

Don't see it if You have any hope for humanity and want to come out of the theater feeling better not worse about the human condition.

93
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You enjoy small scale musicals that focus more on the orchestration and the lyrics than on stage props. See it if you like old time theater

Don't see it if You want to see a large scale production and don't believe a great musical can only have two characters.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if If you like edgy, dark theater that is morally and socially challenging. For anyone who is a fan of Albee.

Don't see it if You can not deal with plays about family dysfunction, loss and alcohol abuse.

51
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You love the book and want to introduce your children to it.

Don't see it if You are expecting Matilda or one of the Disney musicals. Weak in comparison to most of the family friendly fare on Broadway.

100
Fish in the Dark
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You are fan of Larry David and dark, satirical humor, if you like parodies and enjoy laughing at yourself.

Don't see it if You are self-righteous and can not find humor in the tragic parts of life or if you prefer to cry at the theater.

52
The Front Page
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Cliched

See it if Love shows with great ensemble acting and are a fan of Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if You want to a theatrical piece that is new and refreshing and are expecting to see a show of the quality Mr. Lane is usually up to.

44
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Quirky, Slow

See it if You would go see Diane Lane is she substituted on Wheel of Fortune.

Don't see it if You appreciate the work of Chekhov and other great works of classical theater.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like classic theater, great acting and the work of Eugene O'Neill

Don't see it if If you do not like plays that are about family angst, lost hopes and dreams and you are in the midst of a major depressive episode.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Epic

See it if You want to see what may now be the greatest musical of all time.

Don't see it if If you can't get tickets.

71
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Original, Romantic

See it if If you enjoy Peter Pan and want an adult twist on the tale that you can take the whole family to.

Don't see it if If you hate shows on the Lifetime Channel and don't want to shed a tear in the theater.

100
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if If you want to understand a world that is outside of your comfort zone and you care.

Don't see it if You simply want to go to the theater to relax.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if See it if you love Carol King and the music from her era.

Don't see it if Don't like Carol King

100
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love a good time, Disney or simply being alive.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or Disney movies.

85
Profound, Great singing, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The music was wonderful and well thought out. Bare budget production that pushed boundaries and rendered an emotional hook.

Don't see it if You want to simply be entertained and do not want to walk out of the theater with a challenge to the way you see the world.

68
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see a great cast

Don't see it if Talky and indulgent

90
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if See it if you like plays about political intrigue, East West relations and are a fan of Clive Owen and want your boundaries pushed.

Don't see it if You have problems with male nudity, explicit sexuality and think musicals are the only kind of theater worth seeing.

100
Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to come away from a musical celebrating life. And if you believe that theater needs to challenge as well as entertain.

Don't see it if You have no respect for diversity and you want to experience nothing more than pure entertainment. This show will challenge you.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting, the work of August Wilson and/or Reuben Santiago Hudson and appreciate theater that celebrates life.

Don't see it if You think that a night at the theater is to get away from it all and you do not want to change your outlook on life.

60
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if You know the cast or the writer and/or find shows that try to be edgy (but do not succeed in doing so) entertaining.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is linear and is clear about what it is trying to state. Actors were fine but the play itself is not worth it.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy biographical theater and have an interest in the work of August Wilson. Outstanding in all aspects.

Don't see it if You think seeing a show like Holiday Inn is the way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Not for those who do not want their thinking challenged.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you want to see one of the greatest plays of the last 100 years. Can't miss this if you love the theater.

Don't see it if You expect Phillip Seymour Hoffman to be in it.

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You enjoy comedies, Agatha Christie and great staging. Or just a night out to laugh.

Don't see it if If you do not like parodies of Murder Mysteries and want a serious night out at the theater.

86
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Profound, Riveting

See it if Anyone who has struggled with adolescent angst and enjoys theater that addresses defiance in education.

Don't see it if You do not want to talk away challenged or if you want an easy night away from the stress of life.

79
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy theater that stretches the imagination and causes your mind to work. Definite if you are a fan of Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if If you expect big sets, quick answers and simply want to relax at the theater.

1
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if This was the most insulting show that I have ever seen about baby boomers and their offspring. It was insulting, lacked any depth.

Don't see it if If you are alive. It was awful.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You liked the book or the movie, gospel music, intellectual challenge and the desire to be moved emotionally and spiritually.

Don't see it if You want to go to the theater to only be entertained and not challenged.

76
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You want to see great theater and are not afraid to be challenged.

Don't see it if You are intolerant of individual differences or you are expecting a typical Broadway musical.

78
Entertaining, Relevant, Overrated

See it if You love Fiddler on the Roof.

Don't see it if You are tired of Fiddler on the Roof

100
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if If you want to be emotionally challenged and want to see some of the best acting on Broadway

Don't see it if You don't want to leave the theater feeling angry and disturbed.

98
Clever, Exquisite, Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love dance, Gene Kelly and just feeling good.

Don't see it if If you think old school musicals and films from the 40's and 50's are boring.