Gary 9031

New York City

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Reviews (45)
86
Relevant, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing
December 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy cutting edge theatre. Beautifully performed, compelling dialogue, extremely funny and a provocative take on humanity.

Don't see it if you are offended easily.

80
Great acting, Relevant, Edgy, Absorbing
December 14th, 2022

See it if you enjoy thought provoking, mind altering, theatre. This play provides an alternative to conventional ideas of how we should think.

Don't see it if you were the victim of child abuse.

85
Resonant, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
November 19th, 2022

See it if you interested in subject matter that strays from the conventional ideas of what can be termed musical theatre. The cast is superb and the

Don't see it if you cannot accept uncomfortable realities.

85
During previews
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 19th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a good old fashioned Broadway book musical. Powerhouse casting, great dancing, music and a solid book. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if musicals aren't your thing.

100
Don Carlo
Upper W Side
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing
November 16th, 2022

See it if Grand Opera at its' very best. Magnificent ensemble cast. Beautifully sung.

Don't see it if you like your opera short as this is Verdi's longest opera.

88
La Traviata
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Absorbing
November 15th, 2022

See it if Nadine Sierra as Violetta was delicate. Wonderful singing.

Don't see it if One set that sometimes didn't make sense with the scenario.

98
Peter Grimes
Upper W Side
Must see, Intense, Great singing, Riveting, Absorbing
October 31st, 2022

See it if Alan Clayton has taken his place of honor as one the great Peter Grimes interpreters and not to be missed. Carter's conducting was epic.

Don't see it if John Doyle's production was rather static, showing its age and sometimes rather noisy in scene changes.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
October 20th, 2022

See it if you want to see a perfectly realized production of a Broadway classic. There is magic at The St James Theatre. Stellar performances from all

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

91
Idomeneo
Upper W Side
Masterful, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Romantic
October 19th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Mozart and like a great ensemble cast. Beautifully sung.

Don't see it if Static, period staging. Somewhat stand and sing.

85
Intense, Great singing, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 19th, 2022

See it if you wish to see an extraordinary singer attack roll once Maria Callas.

Don't see it if you don't like non-standard repertory.

86
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
September 27th, 2022

See it if You enjoy great silly fun. Delightful cast, beautiful scenery, lovely songs and both adulys and children can enjoy this show together.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for light entertainment.

94
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing
September 27th, 2022

See it if you love great theatre. An absorbing tale of a lost identity, family ties within an epic context. Brilliant!

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this great play.

88
During previews
Must see, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing
September 27th, 2022

See it if You like cutting edge theatre. This play stayed with me for days Both profound and disturbing.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

81
Los Otros
Midtown W
Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious
September 21st, 2022

See it if You enjoy unusual creative projects dealing with serious themes.

Don't see it if You must have a linear narrative in order to enjoy a show and you must leave the theatre humming the songs.

94
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing
July 20th, 2022

See it if You want to be moved by an absorbing, brilliant story. I was transported, as was the entire audience. A must see.

Don't see it if you are made of stone.

82
Funny, Clever
July 14th, 2022

See it if You enjoyed the film. Enjoy funny, silly musicals.

Don't see it if You have low tolerance for the absurd.

83
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking
July 14th, 2022

See it if You enjoy intelligent, thought provoking theatre. Magnificent acting and very funny.

Don't see it if You must have a linear narrative.

92
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Delightful
July 14th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a good old fashioned musical. Great cast, clever premise and very funny.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for silliness,

94
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Exquisite
June 30th, 2022

See it if you are willing to accept a new take on an old favorite. This new interpretation is most enjoyable.

Don't see it if you can't stand the idea of changing the protagonist from a man to a woman.

83
Funny, Clever, Delightful
May 16th, 2022

See it if You enjoy silly, funny English farces,

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for British sillinesss.

91
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if If you enjoy edgy, daring concept musicals that stray from the ordinary.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

80
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
May 16th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a great spectacle, spirited singing and great staging.

Don't see it if You have little tolerance for whimsy.

87
Relevant, Great staging, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy serious explorations of controversial issues.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate the fact that life is complicated.

86
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
May 16th, 2022

See it if This musical is very ambitious and has an overloaded book, but the talent on stage is extraordinary.

Don't see it if You can't ignore the fact that the writers tried to tackle too much.

85
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Edgy, Clever, Ambitious
April 23rd, 2022

See it if If you enjoy uncompromising, brutally honest and daring theatre.

Don't see it if If you cannot abide edgy sexual content.

85
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious
January 6th, 2022

See it if you enjoy intelligent, inventive theatre. The music and lyrics are exceptional. Victoria Clark is enchanting.

Don't see it if you insist on songs that are totally conventional in structure.

85
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious
November 30th, 2021

See it if Sunset is ambitious, inventive and very clever. The score is tuneful and pleasant and the lyrics are sophisticated and amusing.

Don't see it if you expect immediate satisfaction and have patience issues.

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90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 19th, 2021

See it if You enjoy outrageous satirical fun. Brilliant performances, hysterically funny and a very clever book and score.

Don't see it if If you are offended by irreverence towards religion.

69
Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
November 19th, 2021

See it if you have an interest in the machinations of British Royals.

Don't see it if offended by attempts to analyze the actions of celebrated historical figures.

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70
Fairycakes
West Village
Slow, Funny, Ambitious, Clever
November 12th, 2021

See it if The critics hated it, but how can you not have fun with Jackie Hoffman and Julie Halston? It gets off to a slow start, but gets funnier.

Don't see it if You hate plays in verse.

100
Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
November 12th, 2021

See it if This is the finest acting you will see on any stage.. ever. Masters of their craft at work. The play is hauntingly real.

Don't see it if You need a lot of action.

74
Resonant, Relevant, Edgy, Ambitious
November 12th, 2021

See it if Beautifully acted, relevant and, after a slow start absorbing and shocking, but I got so sick of hearing the characters use the "n" word.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by strong language.

75
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny
November 12th, 2021

See it if This is a very silly show with lots of laughs and Michael Urie is always a delight to watch. The rest of the cast is likable as well.

Don't see it if You have little tolerance for silliness.

98
Relevant, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 12th, 2021

See it if Caroline is a complex, angry (with reason) character with deep flaws, but this beautifully conceived musical takes you on a redemptive journ

Don't see it if have problems with difficult, complicated heroines.

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76
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing
November 12th, 2021

See it if The book is a bit clunky and cliched, but the music and the singing and dancing are great.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing
November 12th, 2021

See it if It is impossible not to be moved, by this compelling musical about a wrong, but very complicated untruth. You will weep.

Don't see it if You lack empathy.

92
Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious
November 12th, 2021

See it if An absolute must-see. Beautiful music, inventive staging, stellar cast and an interesting take on the Greek myth.

Don't see it if I really can't think of any reason for not seeing it.

76
Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious
November 12th, 2021

See it if I did not expect to enjoy this show as much as I did (I'm older), but I loved it. Found it very moving.

Don't see it if you hate loud music.

97
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 12th, 2021

See it if Believe the hype, it is all that you have heard. Hamilton is an enchanting 2 and a half hours in the theatre.

Don't see it if You can't abide fast talking rap.

79
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining
November 11th, 2021

See it if I was prepared to love this show, but in spite of a great cast, it left me unmoved. Well worth seeing anyway.

Don't see it if If you are not a Dylan fan.

71
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
November 11th, 2021

See it if Extremely clever, very naughty and very, very sexy.

Don't see it if If you are prudish or easily offended by nudity.

86
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful
November 11th, 2021

See it if A charming well- made play, beautifully acted and staged. Written in 1929, but relevant today.

Don't see it if Can't appreciate old fashioned theatre,

82
Relevant, Edgy, Absorbing, Entertaining
November 11th, 2021

See it if I was pleasantly surprised to find myself totally into David Byrne's music. He is a vastly entertaining artist with lots to say.

Don't see it if You hate rock music.

91
Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant
November 11th, 2021

See it if I loved this inspiring, uplifting musical. It restores ones faith in humanity

Don't see it if there is no reason one should not see Come From Away.

92
Clever, Funny
January 31st, 2019

See it if If you love musical theatre this show bring so many delights, a superb cast, a hilarious book and a sweet message.

Don't see it if Cant enjoy silliness