FranciscoJ. Velez

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (53)
84
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare productions done on a small improvisational scale. Which are more about the cast and the play then the set or theater

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the bard or only like his shows if they are done with a modern twist

76
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy shows on classical or biblical tales with a modern twist.

Don't see it if you like classic tales that are adapted or altered.

79
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like period pieces that are told from a different and untold perspective. Glenn Close was great and she leads a strong cast

Don't see it if you don't like historical plays or dramas that are about very popular historical figures

90
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if you like English operas and are a fan of classic pieces with diverse casts.

Don't see it if your not a fan of musicals or shows with suggestive violence.

86
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Profound, Delightful

See it if you like contemporary musicals that have a very good flow and moving story

Don't see it if you like plays or musicals set in a different era.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you like historical dramas that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole show.

Don't see it if if you like comedies or lighthearted shows with a happy ending or a feel good vibe.

76
Illyria
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like shows about rarely discussed historical eras. That are told from an insiders perspective.

Don't see it if you like period pieces that are told from a broader view and have major implications.

77
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Great writing, Intense

See it if you like plays that are willing to offer a perspective on current events. With great staging and keep you on the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if you like to go to the theater to escape from everyday life and just want to laugh or sing along.

79
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like modern adaptations of Shakespeare with the original text. Great touch to have the show on one set with actorsplaying multiple parts

Don't see it if you don't like shows with lengthy monologues or where the actors speak very quickly.

70
The Itch
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if you like shows about personal struggles and family discord. That have a dark sense of humor.

Don't see it if you like shows that are an escape from everyday life. Or prefer period pieces that are more whimsical.

79
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Profound

See it if you like one man shows about culturally diverse backgrounds. That take you on a deep and personal journey.

Don't see it if you like shows with big sets and lots of costume changes. Or are looking for a traditional play with a large cast.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Great staging

See it if you like like modern adaptations of Shakespeare with a unisex cast.

Don't see it if you like Shakespeare in a classical setting and Julius Ceasar with an all male cast

80
Seven Spots on the Sun
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you like emotionally intense thought provoking dramas. Set in an intimate theater with adult language and themes.

Don't see it if you like family friendly shows or musicals with elaborate sets.

82
During previews
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you like musicals with a historical perspective and a touch of humor.

Don't see it if you like serious dramas or shows that will have you on the edge of your seat.

80
The Present
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Riveting

See it if You like shows with ensemble casts and multiple characters. That stay true to their central theme and source material

Don't see it if You like shows that are family oriented and big on set design or elaborate costumes.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like creative and different interpretations of Shakespeare plays. That are true to the text but give you a very modern view.

Don't see it if You like classic versions of Shakespeare plays with traditional casts and settings.

82
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like period pieces that provoke strong emotional responses and make your think.

Don't see it if You like musicals or shows with elaborate sets and costumes.

82
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like shows about family dramas that are centered around current events.

Don't see it if You like musicals or shows based on light hearted topics with elaborate staging.

88
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Clever

See it if You like adaptations of Shakespeare plays with a modern twist. Excellent acting and being up close to the stage in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if You like comedies, musicals or family friendly shows.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like musical period pieces that are family oriented and are truly entertaining for all.

Don't see it if you like dramas or intense shows that will have you on the edge of your seat.

70
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like shows with large ensemble casts with well known actors. Performing in a very well known play.

Don't see it if You like shows with great staging that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.

78
Alpha 66 (Dream Up)
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like intense family dramas intermingled with historical events.

Don't see it if You like comedies or musicals or drams without course language

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if You're a Shakespeare buff and enjoy modern adaptations of his work. With allusions to current events.

Don't see it if You are overly conservative and do not like untraditional Shakespeare productions.

80
City Stories
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like intimate, up close and personal theater experiences

Don't see it if you like musicals or straight forward dramas with simple plots.

87
Buried Child
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if If you like dramas with great story telling and keep you on the edge of your seat tension.

Don't see it if If you like musicals and light hearted shows.

75
Delightful, Great writing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like the classics retold as they were originally produced

Don't see it if you like modern shows with strong female characters that aren't 2-dimensional

72
The Brutes
West Village
Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like historical plays that are told from a different and rarely heard perspective

Don't see it if you don't like plays with a lot of dialogue and multiple characters

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like historical dramas about underappreciated figures. That are very well written and have outstanding performances.

Don't see it if you like shows that are more family friendly and have a traditional setting or casting

90
During previews
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like plays about current events told from a unique and very distinct perspective

Don't see it if you like plays about different eras or that do not take a position on current affairs

83
Kings
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you like behind the scenes political dramas that are in tune with the times with humor.

Don't see it if you don’t like dramas about current events or behind the scenes shows

87
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like plays about political intrigue and sex being discussed freely and frequently. With well rounded and intriguing characters.

Don't see it if you like traditional political based shows where men are the central characters.

84
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like period pieces with alternative views of history. Which also have themes of empowering women.

Don't see it if you like classic period pieces which do not deviate from the facts. If you don't like having to read subtitles.

84
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Edgy

See it if you like to see classic plays updated to refelct current events. With a touch of social commentary while still being true to the original.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with violence and nudity in a theater setting.

82
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Shakespeare shows with a musical element and a slight modern twist.

Don't see it if you like Shakespeare shows that stay true to the verse.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like classic adaptations of Shakespeare that are true to the original text.

Don't see it if you like Shakespeare plays that are set in modern times with current costumes.

78
Daughters of the Mock
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that are intense and put a dark twist on the family dynamic.

Don't see it if you like light hearted shows or plays with an uplifting storyline.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you like shows that are intense and very dramatic with moments of levity mixed in.

Don't see it if you like musicals or light hearted family shows with different sets.

81
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you like historical adaptations that are musicals with choreographed dancing

Don't see it if you classic musicals or family friendly shows.

83
For a previous production
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great writing

See it if You like one person shows with a modern theme and adult material.

Don't see it if You're expecting a standard comedy show with jokes about current events.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if You like dramas that are passionate with a rich family history. Set in a historical context and full of self discovery.

Don't see it if You like shows with simple storylines or that don't involve multiple characters and timelines.

84
During previews
Albatross
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like solo shows that are heavy on dialogue and emotionally charged.

Don't see it if You like shows with ensemble casts or family friendly themes.

88
During previews
Anna Christie
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Shows in a very intimate setting where you are literally on top of the stage. That are very well written and are intense.

Don't see it if You are into shows with big budgets that have a lot of props and set changes. Or if your into lighthearted or family oriented shows.

82
Plenty
East Village
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You like dramas that are centered on strong heroines and have a historical back drop.

Don't see it if You like comedies or shows that are set in current times. Or are uncomfortable with sexual situations being portrayed and discussed on stage

82
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like dramas that are culturally relevant and that aren't afraid to take on uncomfortable issues.

Don't see it if You like light hearted shows or like to go to the theater to escape everyday life.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you like plays with great dialogue and rapport between the actors. Intricate storylines and classic stories reimagined

Don't see it if Musicals or are uncomfortable with sexual topics and adult situations being acted out on stage.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You like understated and straightforward interpretations of classic Shakespeare plays with great acting and minimal staging.

Don't see it if You like musicals or comedies and most definitely if you're not a fan of Shakespeare.

85
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You like adaptations on classics with a modern twist. Stage plays that are engrossing and dramatic.

Don't see it if You don't understand old english and are squeamish or like shows with light and simple plots.

84
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Shakespeare productions that use the original dialogue, are very clever and fast paced.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare and don't understand the dialogue.

80
During previews
Incognito
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Very engrossing and complex stories with great acting.

Don't see it if You like simple and straightforward stories or musicals.

86
In the Secret Sea
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Very engrossing and thought provoking shows.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows about serious subjects