George 6127

New York City

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Reviews (94)
75
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like period musicals with a homage to the 60s exploring adult themes and unique staging with minimal sets and a feeling of musical-lite.

Don't see it if you are embarrassed by discussion of sexual themes, or movie adaptations or prefer big budget musicals with expensive production values.

68
Cliched, Entertaining, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you like the spate of biographical musicals which seem to me to be formulaic and predictable and are of fan of the Temptations.

Don't see it if you are tired of the predictable biographical musicals which only touch the surface of what is ultimately a much more complicated life story

78
One in Two
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like intelligent, thought provoking , well written and well acted shows about topical issues with gay themes.

Don't see it if if you don't like gay themes dramedies which will make you think about the racial and socioeconomic inequities in our society

76
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like great acting and are interested in an exploration of relationships, integrity and commitment with fierce attention to the text.

Don't see it if you like elaborate staging and sets and feel a need to identify or like any of the lead characters - I found them all to be unpleasant.

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love an intelligent and absorbing drama which is superbly acted wrapped in an overall terrific production.

Don't see it if If you don't like talky, psychological dramas with difficult themes which make you thin about your life and its purpose.

70
All the Rage
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you like 1 man shows, expertly performed that are thought provoking & attempt to address the issue of forgiveness & dealing with trauma

Don't see it if if you don't like one person shows or meandering monologues that tend to lose focus and seem at times a bit self-indulgent,

81
Profound, Intelligent, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want much to think about with respect to how our rights are being assaulted in the name of the constitution & are like 1 person shows

Don't see it if you don't like 1 person shows or hearing what seems like a dissertation/lecture albeit on a very important subject.

61
Entertaining, Dated, Slow, Cliched, Funny

See it if you want an inside look into the making of a Verizon Commercial and are a fan of Luke Wilson and the advertising business.

Don't see it if you want your shows to have some substance and purpose. Cannot find a reason why this was written.

90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like funny and heart warming shows about current issues with terrific tunes.

Don't see it if you don't like gay themed musicals or shows with a flamboyant gay character or shows about how love is love.

80
Make Believe
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like funny, well written, emotional and thought-provoking plays that cause you to think about your childhood

Don't see it if you dislike kids (albeit terrific actors) or don't want to self reflect on your childhood and its effect on you.

70
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Melodically challenged, Funny, Meh, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you like traditional musicals and you are NOT so picky about the score - which is the weakest part of the show.

Don't see it if you love the Movie & expect the musical to capture the magic-it doesn't. The score lacks memorable melodies-Yazbeck disappoints IMHO

78
Intelligent, Quirky, Profound, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like very dark absurd comedy with a purpose, terrific performances, and

Don't see it if if you like me feel most shows are too long, repetitive and unable to find their way to a logical satisfying end.

79
After
Midtown E
Intelligent, Cliched, Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like serious drama about socially relevant topics and can take a little heavy handedness.

Don't see it if You are turned off when characters are given long preachy monologues in between otherwise naturalistic dialogue/situations.

90
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Heartwarming, Funny

See it if you like unique theatrical experiences which challenge you to keep an open mind about the world at large.

Don't see it if you are interested in liner plot driven theater. A guest actor performs cold so stay away if you come with a closed mind.

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Cliched, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you like thought provoking controversial, well written, and well performed one acts which begin to explore various of the human condition

Don't see it if you like deeper exploration of a topic with multi character interaction. At about 25 mins each, there were 3 appetizers but no entree.

90
During previews
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Clever, Raunchy, Romantic, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if if you'd like a mix of cirque du soleil, & cabaret in a burlesque atmosphere with outstanding performances and costumes in a very cool venue

Don't see it if if you are prudish, or have issues with fluid sexuality or don't like aerial acts or are just a bore - lol

50
During previews
Amateurish, Tuneless, Mildly amusing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if If you are very easily amused with banal humor and believe words with music are songs even if they are badly constructed.

Don't see it if you have even a modicum of sophisticated taste and like your shows tunes to be, well, tuneful or have any expectations for a good time.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if if you like satire and broad comedy with a purpose by one of America's most revered writers but are ok with ideas and little to no plot.

Don't see it if you don't like satire or absurdist comedy and are in need of logical plot points and concise storytelling.

85
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever

See it if if you enjoy fluffy musical theater which is clever, well written, expertly acted and pure joy.

Don't see it if If you need your musicals to have profound meaning and don't appreciate just good old fashioned musical theater fluff.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you like edgy, topical and very funny shows about feminism women's roles in society with uniformly terrific performances.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexual talk and and prefer more plot driven plays.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy very thought-provoking existential plays about very current and relevant subject matter expertly performed.

Don't see it if you want conventional plot driven theater and you don't want to be challenged and provoked.

60
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Bad acting, Quirky, Slow, Bad writing, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the overall big theme of how one's finances and class determine opportunity and

Don't see it if you are disturbed by bad acting - pretty much true from the entire cast and dialogue that is unnatural with plot holes that need plugging

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to see one of the best ensemble casts on a NY stage in a long time in a play that speaks to a pre-Stonewall period of self-loathing

Don't see it if you don't want to be reminded of a period when gays were closeted & self-hating. . .if you dislike plotless plays or rich character studies

60
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a topical dramedy and are willing to overlook many contrivances and plot twists that make little sense. At 90 min it feels long .

Don't see it if Plot contrivances and lazy writing drive you crazy. The performances are uneven (daughter and upstairs neighbor very good - the rest meh)

75
Absorbing, Funny, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you have never seen ANGES IN AMERICA and appreciate smart, funny, and beautifully written epic storytelling.

Don't see it if you've never seen this before - This production is good but imho nothing special - performances are good to very good but none stands out

80
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Delightful, Relevant, Banal, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy a well constructed comedy with terrific performances but are not bothered by relatively cliched views on relationships and love.

Don't see it if you want or need your writers to develop new ideas and develop previously unexplored themes and territory.

90
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an emotionally intense and superbly performed new musical which entertainingly addresses many of today's social issues

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morisette's music or feel it tackles many social topics/too ambitious or are a stickler angst juke box musicals

65
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want a new take on an old classic & don't have a need to see the classic choreo & accept excessive use of video in lieu of LIVE.

Don't see it if The trend of overusing video is bothersome and experimental staging of the classics irks you - or if great singing is not that important

80
Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like the classics with a new interpretation and are open to the attempt to make it an immersive/audience participation production.

Don't see it if if you don't like tampering with the classics, dislike audience participation, or are not a fan of Campbell Scott . . or just are a Scrooge.

55
Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like juvenile very broad banal comedic dialogue with unmemorable songs peppered with simple lyrics.

Don't see it if You like your shows with at least a smidge of adult sophistication or intelligence. If you are easily bored then stay away.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like thought provoking topical shows about race & gender roles and can appreciate the use of humor to shine a light on dramatic tension.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity & simulated sex & a too long play that overstays its welcome with no intermission and a muddled message.

79
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like shows with good character development and gay/religious themes with terrific actors.

Don't see it if you don't like gay themes or shows which question your values. Otherwise it is definitely worth seeing.

79
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Quirky, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Annie Golden and inside Bway jokes and a quirky story built around a former Bway actress. A dynamite cast!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of quirk or Joe Iconis' music or "inside" Bway jokes.

70
Entertaining, Slow, Overrated, Uneven, Thought-provoking

See it if you like one acts and are looking for a varied evening of wildly different shows of varying quality.

Don't see it if you expect all terrific shows & like your plays fully realized. The first is excruciating, the 2nd fun & light &the third very interesting

78
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Indulgent, Confusing, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you are a big ALICE fan & can overlook a muddy book for very interesting & innovative staging, fun costumes & some excellent performances

Don't see it if you need clear linear plot lines & can't deal with a messy book. Most fo the songs are unmemorable but a few are excellent & cast is uneven

75
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Profound, Intelligent, Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in a rarely produced musical with a lot of relevance given a stripped down production

Don't see it if you are looking for an elaborate musical - this is a provocative show with many themes but lacks emotional intensity.

78
During previews
Great singing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you like smart dialogue & are interested in the Bill & Hillary relationship as portrayed by 2 of Broadway's brightest stars

Don't see it if you don't care about the Bill/Hillary relationship, expect impersonations by the actors, or expect some revelatory insights.

65
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Preachy

See it if you are open to anti-organized religion & hypocrisy of televangelists as a subject matter for a play with no plot but lots of ideas.

Don't see it if you don't like being lectured to and want your plays with a plot and traditional structure.

88
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Romantic

See it if you like cracking, relevant & provocative drama with great performances. Lots of post theater discussions with much food for thought.

Don't see it if are uncomfortable w/ the discussion around the me-too movement, & the black experience. Some plot points don't seem earned (i.e. inauthentic

75
Downstairs
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want to see Tyne & her brother Tim on the NYstage for 1st time - they are terrific but the play is just ok and doesn't add up to much

Don't see it if you are interested in a good play that makes sense & has larger themes - this thriller is half baked and has large unexplained holes

65
Ambitious, Intelligent, Overrated, Slow, Great acting

See it if if you like moody, rambling, no-plot, multi-thread musicals with little emotional connection to the large cast of characters.

Don't see it if If you like linear, plot focused musicals where you develop an emotional connection with the characters. I ended with, "so what, who cares"

70
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Cliched, Topical

See it if If you like traditional Bway musicals w/ a gay/topical theme & aren't looking for anything innovative or long-lasting. This is solidly avg

Don't see it if you like shows that break new ground or take risks-or don't want to be preached to-or ones that are trying too hard to be liked

65
Days to Come
Midtown W
Dated, Ambitious, Terrific set, Uneven acting, Entertaining

See it if you are curious about this rarely produced Lillian Hellman play and like me want to support the usual great work of the Mint Theater.

Don't see it if If you are persnickety and have a high bar for acting since this show has a very uneven cast and the play can drag a little at times.

69
During previews
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a fantastic cast in a first rate production in a play I found to be a little confusing and lacking dramatic conflict

Don't see it if you don't like Shaw or get impatient with long winded plays that seemingly fail to make a point.

55
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Droll

See it if you are hungry for an original musical; love Marilu Henner, & enjoy contrived attempts to whip the audience into a frenzy to no end.

Don't see it if You enjoy logical plots, sublime acting, innovative choreography, smart lyrics or interesting music- none of which are on display here

69
During previews
Overrated, Quirky, Banal, Amusing, Overlong

See it if If you love the music of the Go-Go's and juke box musicals and have a high tolerance for complete silliness . It is at times amusing.

Don't see it if you are not a Go-Go's fan since the music is mediocre and shoe-horned into a preposterous incongruous plot sung by average singers.

80
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if if you appreciate the masterful writing of MFL & the lush Linc Ctr production values. Saw the Eliza u/s so the pace was off; she sang great

Don't see it if if you don't like a bit dated, big old fashioned musicals, great production values and a lush beautifully sung score.

49
During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Quirky

See it if you like 1 woman shows which are self indulgent with the actor reading from her diary.

Don't see it if you dislike 1 person shows, odd direction, and self indulgent go nowhere scripts.

70
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like a love story peppered w/ deaf rights arguments. The signing is beautiful & interesting to watch & the actors are quite good.

Don't see it if If you don't like minimal sets and mimed props or a show which gets stuck between a love story and a deaf-rights argument and feels long.

69
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Entertaining, Amusing, Quirky, Uneven, Unfocused

See it if you like one person shows, Melissa Gilbert and are open minded about shows that need work a dramaturg/editing.

Don't see it if You don't like 1 person shows, or aren't a fan of or curious about Melissa Gilbert, or looking to see a woman come to celebrate her divorce