Frank 4

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (193)
59
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Disappointing, Banal

See it if Your interested in a new play.

Don't see it if A play that moves at a slow pace and just doesn't deliver.

71
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The two cast members Ben Whishaw and Renee Fleming are of interest to you in a very abstract play.

Don't see it if Strange subject matter about a young man obsessed with Helen of Troy and the recent death of Marilyn Monroe.

56
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Disappointing

See it if Interested in an old famous show and not bothered by a new interpetation.

Don't see it if A show with changes and new ways of presentation bother you no end.

67
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great staging, Intense

See it if Rarely performed Arthur Miller play with Annette Bening back on Broadway. Once again Roundabout gives playgoers a beautiful set on stage.

Don't see it if Blind casting drives you nuts. How many plays and musicals now do this over and over again. This was talked about by many in attendance.

68
During previews
Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You want to support a female playwright and feel in the mood for a new play dealing with relationships

Don't see it if Your not in the mood for over the top men trying to seduce innocent women in public places.

74
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if A spectacle in that the amazing King Kong is brought to life.

Don't see it if A musical version of King Kong isn't your thing.

90
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Ambitious, Clever

See it if A bright score with a story line that no one ever thought about dealing with woman in the army in 1918. Moving tale of heroics.

Don't see it if Little interest in history of WW I and those that served in the army. The ability to sit for 2:40 is not possible for you.

71
Dated, Banal, Indulgent

See it if Your a fan of the film and the two leads will add a lot to you enjoyment.

Don't see it if Not a good set to keep watching all night and Orfeh needs to tone it down a bit, my ears were ringing. The lead is pretty but comes on like

Also a real low life at times, which is hard to take. Give me Sweet Charity... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if A fun evening out with an over the top comedic cast. A definite audience pleaser even where I sat in the balcony.

Don't see it if A gay themed story with homophobic situations that you've seen many times before maybe enough already.

92
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great writing

See it if A very moving play about relationships and things that effect them. Well acted powerful fast moving and powerful.

Don't see it if Once again a gay themed play that may not appeal to you.

60
During previews
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
Disappointing

See it if A play about a woman who fled North Korea and a lonely South Korean man, whose family live in the U.S., both looking for love & more.

Don't see it if The background chorus dealing with emojis wears thin after awhile. It's a simple story line about people searching for happiness.

77
Entertaining

See it if The music will hold you and keep you wanting more because that disco beats carry the show.

Don't see it if The book could be better and at times you wish LaChanze would just do one production number after another.

89
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if Music by the GOGO'S send this musical to fun heights and gets the hip audience jumping. Just sit back and enjoy the hijinks.

Don't see it if Putting a rock score to a story over 500 years old isn't your idea of a modern musical.

75
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Funny

See it if A light three play comedy that is a pleasant night out in the village. Gurney has a way of presenting the shrinking wasp look at life.

Don't see it if An off broadway show that may not appeal to those that want a big show for their bucks.

64
During previews
Disappointing

See it if Cherry Jones, Bobby Cannavale and Daniel Radcliffe are the draw and it's great to see them on stage together.

Don't see it if A fact checker finds to many inconsistencies in an essay by a so called well known writer. You may find it a bit much after awhile.

100
Ambitious, Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if A classic musical given a full nonstop blowout production. A treat for all involved at Lincoln Center.

Don't see it if Your not interested in musicals and George Bernard Shaw.

68
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Pleasant melodrama

See it if Seeing Glenn Close up close is a treat indeed and she delivers a fine performance as a mother trying to understand her daughter Joan.

Don't see it if A play that is slight and may not hold your interest dealing with an historic figure.

64
Great singing

See it if An off Broadway show is revived for those interested in the music of Jason Robert Brown. Shoshana Bean shines along with Colin Donnell.

Don't see it if A show with hard to follow story line and one song after another doesn't help.

83
Skintight
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if A new play that grows on you with actors that deal with sexual situations that bubble around the room. Good cast makes it work.

Don't see it if Once again a gay themed play isn't for you.

67
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Old fashioned

See it if Your interested in a new playwright. Cast of three in no intermission play dealing at times with 1911 fire in Coney Island & relationships

Don't see it if You have a limited attention span and the story of a couple meeting at the beach doesn't interest you.

73
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Thought-provoking

See it if A teacher is challenged to decide what to do when a financial opportunity arises. Interesting tale on the education system/financial.

Don't see it if Another play about school and the educational system may hold little interest to you.

81
Ambitious, Dated

See it if Beautiful music and choreography move this musical to great heights and it is an old war horse.

Don't see it if You have problems with casting issues.

76
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if A powerful blend of classical music and rock that bring the big sounds together. A surprising evening in the theater for rock lovers.

Don't see it if Loud music sends some people early out the theatre doors are you one? People in the orchestra may stand. Do you want to ?

81
During previews
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Intense

See it if Powerful play dealing with issues in education and who can get a scholarship into a great college.

Don't see it if Competition and disappointment go hand and hand and you feel these story's are tiresome to you.

74
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Ambitious

See it if A play done in verse taking place in 16th century France is unique to you.

Don't see it if Speaking in rhymes will put you off and your patience will wear out quickly.

90
Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A fun show that more than entertains from beginning to end. Bouncing score and energy keeps coming at you.

Don't see it if You had enough of teenage shows and the color pink turns you off.

68
safeword.
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You feel the subject matter is of interest and exploring this 4 characters story can make you understand their situation.

Don't see it if You expect a raunchy show with nudity. This does not occur unlike the playwright's last play Afterglow.

76
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny

See it if A good evening out for enjoying a musical comedy that has at times silly situations but who cares.

Don't see it if The film was enough for you. You can't tolerate annoying people and whining actors in a show.

62
During previews
Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Your a fan of the film and are easily amused by continuously over the top antics.

Don't see it if Your have a low tolerance for silly songs and adolescence angst.

71
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Can't get enough of the Alice In Wonderland tale, well here we are again. Talented cast with great voices in this musical

Don't see it if An off Broadway show that maybe to bizarre for most and presented in a new setting in the London Underground.

88
During previews
Great singing, Delightful

See it if A beautiful score from start to finish with top of the line singers. Classic musical that still does it's magic.

Don't see it if Your interests in musicals from the golden age of Broadway has waned.

64
Cliched, Overrated

See it if A small off Broadway musical that may please infrequent theatergoers with an energetic cast working hard.

Don't see it if A silly plot with a loser trying to get his life in order and being uncertain about decision making.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if A full blow out musical juggernaut that will knock your socks off. Bob Mackie costumes and production numbers that you want to see on Bway.

Don't see it if You are not a Cher fan and Sonny is a big part of this tuner too.

69
Ok

See it if Your aware of and fan of Mike Birbiglia from his past shows. Being a millennium will probably help too.

Don't see it if A solo show with subject matter that maybe of little interest to single parentless audience members.

71
Gemini
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky

See it if A classic comedy returns for a limited run. This played over 1800 performances originally and has many funny moments still.

Don't see it if Presented on a small stage limits this production and if your tired of dysfunctional people, it may not be for you.

75
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if A treat to see Janet McTeer on stage once again in a new play about the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt and her desire to do Hamlet.

Don't see it if Following a story of an actress you may not know about could be of little interest.

83
During previews
Eve's Song
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if An average African American deal with issues that arise after the divorce of the parents. Things change for them and issues of racism appear

Don't see it if Your tired of the new trend of shows dealing with racism that are popping up in theate and tv.

78
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intense, Resonant

See it if A fine cast delivers in this moving story about Vietnam protesters in the late 1960's. If you lived through those times it sure rings true.

Don't see it if You not in the mood for young people with determined minds preaching about the war.

92
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if To see Stockard Channing in this play is a real treat.She commands the stage in this very moving story of a woman who has made choices.

Don't see it if A story of political beliefs effect other peoples lives and your not inclined to be interested.

Also There are repercussions that result in decisions made years ago.

100
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if A solid 3 1/2 hour drama that feels like a book opening in front of you. An array of Irish characters in a moving play.

Don't see it if Trouble with long plays and dialogues that your ear is not akin to will hinder your enjoyment.

83
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Quirky

See it if A comedy with zanny cast will give you some laughs about a Snooker championship. Well written and delivered.

Don't see it if An American cast doing North England accents are a little off putting at times.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if Powerful play with all women cast that bring to life a past history of old New Orleans. Acting in a great ensemble makes it worthwhile .

Don't see it if A drama about women trapped in an antebellum society doesn't appeal to you.

70
During previews
Ambitious

See it if Memories of Disco Days are fun to look back on. Energetic cast dances their butts off and impressive staging are there to please.

Don't see it if Not interested in the Studio 54 scene and those whose life depended on getting into the disco party.

94
During previews
Great singing, Funny, Romantic

See it if A classic musical is done with love and care with a cast that delivers on all rounds. Will not disappoint.

Don't see it if Musicals aren't for you.

91
Entertaining, Edgy, Funny

See it if A cast that works together and delivers a perfect revival. The set is also fun to absorb, but it is two levels and those in front orch miss.

Don't see it if Your tired of plays dealing with gay situations or just not comfortable with gay get togethers.

73
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Relevant

See it if Gay relationships between men and women and the challenges they face are of interest to you. Jesse Tyler Furgessen stars.

Don't see it if The topic of gay couples wanting children is of little interest to you. This play runs 90 minutes.

81
During previews
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if A moving story that deals with competition between a Chinese basketball team and American and the people involved.

Don't see it if No interest in basketball or the struggle with Chinese politics and competition.

86
Masterful, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if Pure campy fun is what you are the mood for. Charles Busch in all innocents chews up the scenery for two hours and spits it on your face.

Don't see it if A parody of old movies bunched together to make a story line believable is not your scene. Can't believe a man can play a virginal girl.

75
During previews
Dated

See it if A lesser known Tennessee Williams play rarely performed is worth catching so it's a good opportunity.

Don't see it if Plays with no scenery and using your imagination become annoying at times.

71
Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if Well meaning story line that deals with powerful feelings on both sides. Strong points can get you involved with these characters.

Don't see it if It tends to be to long and for those impatient that maybe a problem sitting through this revival.