Gian Carlo

New York City | Male

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Reviews (128)
25
Unimaginative, Indulgent, Inconsequential, Banal, Cliched

See it if you must see a boring drag play

Don't see it if you respect Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Ludlam

Also So unoriginal; I guessed all the plot turns. No sense of humor or subt... Read more Read less

90
Six
Midtown W
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a fast-paced tuneful musical with a feminist bent. Great performers!

Don't see it if you want something profound and/or quiet.

51
Not scary, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Slow

See it if you are so enthralled with anything English

Don't see it if you haven't seen everything -yes, everything else.

Also The premise of actors taking on many roles while telling a story was m... Read more Read less

99
La Gringa
Gramercy
Refreshing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a heartwarming story

Don't see it if you do not enjoy theatre in Spanish

75
Fun, Clever, Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want a lively show with nothing profound

Don't see it if you want something original or that is thought-provoking

Also While most of the show is entertaining, when the cast stops singing, i... Read more Read less

67
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Confusing, Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of WSS or Ivo Van Hove

Don't see it if you want to see a great musical at its best.

Also While the projected scenes give an added vibrancy, they also take away... Read more Read less

80
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Impersonal, Over-produced, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if to recognize and enjoy a great play that is rarely seen

Don't see it if you like light fare

Also The play is a strong, thought-provoking play. It would work just as we... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy intelligent talented improvisations.

Don't see it if you are stodgy and prefer just to sit back in a seat and be entertained. Improv/rap needs audience energy!

79
Indulgent, Overrated, Visually stunning, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you wish to see international and festival-quality productions of epic proportions

Don't see it if you like personal drama or just light plays and musicals

Also I was disappointed. While visually it was stunning, there were major f... Read more Read less

27
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Boring, Dated

See it if you are 1,000% anglophile

Don't see it if you enjoy exciting theatre

Also Not as poignant as Noel Coward's "Brief Encounter"; not as funny as hi... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see something original that will make you laugh and cry

Don't see it if you do not like plays in Spanish with subtitles, although this play is well worth the sacrifice.

Also Extraordinary starring performances by Zulema Clares and Sandor Juan i... Read more Read less

99
Smiley
Gramercy
Hilarious, Relevant, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a rom-com with a happy ending

Don't see it if a love story between two men is out of a comfort zone

Also However, if it is out of your comfort zone, one should see it and appr... Read more Read less

55
Original Sound
West Village
Irrelevant, Old-fashioned script, Cliched, Great acting, Great staging

See it if for a perfect cast and solid direction & casting

Don't see it if you want to be surprised, wowed and/or moved.

Also Very episodic and reminiscent of a TV drama. Not worth traveling to a ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Depressing, Documentary, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are interested in the beginning of Rupert Murdoch in a documentary that is dramatic, comic and depressing.

Don't see it if you expect a human drama with profundity and morality. Rather depressing, especially seeing what has happened to Western culture recently.

54
The Mother
Chelsea
Fluffy, Inconsequential, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you enjoy Isabelle Huppert who gives an over-the-top performance.

Don't see it if you want a new, profound story about relationships that makes one think and reflect. This play just confuses.

Also I didn't get the point of the play. While different outcomes to situat... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great book, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy a musical comedy in its pure form with a very funny book.

Don't see it if you want something serious or at least profound.

Also I loved the film and was pleasantly surprised to find the musical subs... Read more Read less

50
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Mediocre rodgers, No cast charisma, Badly directed, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you see all the Encores or interested in Rodgers & Hart

Don't see it if you want a lively or thoughtful musical production to remember

79
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Tuneful, Nostalgic

See it if you enjoy an old-fashion tuneful Bway musical.

Don't see it if you do not like an old-fashion Bway musical.

Also Musical vehicles written for Ethel Merman need Ethel Merman. Her sound... Read more Read less

51
Overrated, Dated, Uneven cast, Inconsequential, Summer stock-ish

See it if you like Ethan Hawke who is quite good

Don't see it if you want a thrilling experience

Also After seeing, "American Son," "Lifespan Fact" and "Network," this play... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you enjoy intelligent musical comedy

Don't see it if you only like drama

Also I am not a fan of rock musicals but this production was delightful fro... Read more Read less

0
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Disappointing, Sit-com

See it if you like long, non-consequential plays

Don't see it if you don't like long, non-consequential plays.

Also I felt I was at a Roundabout Production instead of the Public. A sit-c... Read more Read less

79
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great technology, Great puppet, Overlong

See it if you like theme parks' rides and want to see great technology.

Don't see it if you expect "theatre"; it's pure spectacle

Also I wish the creators had made this production a silent 90 minute play. ... Read more Read less

78
Verano, Verano
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Riveting, Dated, Intelligent

See it if you like family drama

Don't see it if you expect something fluffy or profound

Also A mediocre family drama (been there, seen that) but wonderfully cast a... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Timely, Riveting, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like extremely well-written plays about injustice and the current status of the USA

Don't see it if you do not like high drama, but you should see it anyway. Masterful

Also When the curtain rose, I was put off by the scenery; it looked like it... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a new vision of the classic musical.

Don't see it if you really, really, really hate musicals

Also Great casting, great vision of the director. I could not help enjoying... Read more Read less

75
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Good staging, Disappointing, Romantic, Entertaining, Tuneful

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned musicals with a tuneful score by Jerry Herman

Don't see it if if you like dramas or excellent/relevant musicals.

Also The disappointment is that the librettist uses a voice over to describ... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy intelligent, profound and relevant drama.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theatre in Spanish, albeit with supertitles in English.

Also This playwright, Juan Mayorga, continues to amaze with resounding dram... Read more Read less

100
Fun, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love Broadway theatre and have a great sense of humor

Don't see it if you enjoy Turgenev, Dostoevsky and/or Euripides.

Also How is it possible to find such talented performers, most of whom sing... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a different story, one about a Dominican-American nerd who imagines himself a super-hero.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy theatre in a foreign language albeit with English translation supertitles.

Also After (or before) seeing the play, read the novel on which it is based... Read more Read less

15
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Pointless, Enough with the video cameras, Television acting, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you see absolutely everything and you cannot miss a production and you have time on your hands

Don't see it if you have something better to do or even if you have nothing to do.

2
Fur
East Village
Waste of time, Excruciating, Slow, Quirky, Banal

See it if you are masochistic

Don't see it if No ifs; don't see it

100
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Riveting

See it if you appreciate a good story albeit very New York gay.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy to laugh, think and be moved to tears.

Also An exciting American play in a terrific production. An excellent ensem... Read more Read less

100
Relevant, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy plays that speak to the present American society and dilemma.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this play. It should be obligatory but it is very very disturbing but also very very enlightening

Also It is obvious during the Obama-Trump rollercoaster era that USA is pas... Read more Read less

100
Fairview
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if to enjoy an exciting play about the USA today.

Don't see it if you like traditional theatre, want an easy narrative or afraid for USA's future.

Also Hurrah to the playwright and director. An original work that embodies ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Pretentious, Good actors, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want to see the actors in person.

Don't see it if you want to have a theatrical experience.

Also The production is TV ready. Two medium monologues that try to be profo... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if current events interest you or if you enjoy wholeheartedly watching Rachel Maddow on social and political injustice

Don't see it if you expect a play; this is stand-up comedy with a political tone. It's very well done but it would work just as well as an HBO special.

Also I enjoyed the evening although it did go on too long. (I could have do... Read more Read less

54
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Tuneful, Okay but not great, Slow, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you are interested in early Jerome Robbins choreography. The 2 original Robbins dances are great fun.

Don't see it if you have better things to do

79
Confusing, Dizzying, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy fun musical comedy. No Hamilton or Oklahoma here; very funny and inventive staging/design

Don't see it if you want a literate play/musical. It's closer to Book of Mormon but not anywhere near as outrageous.

Also The first act is very very funny, the second drags on and gets rather ... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great directing and acting, history and documentaries

Don't see it if you want to see a play with emotion

Also It's a documentary, extremely well done and never boring, but it is no... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a great classic musical rethought in a different but authentic, sensual and forceful way. No operetta here.

Don't see it if you want to see the traditional "Oklahoma."

Also I saw it at St Ann's and then at Circle in the Square. I really love t... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Irrelevant, Disappointing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you would appreciate a quirky, excellent performance by Adam Driver

Don't see it if you want a profound statement; this is a quirky rom-com.

Also More TV than theatre. Driver and Uranowitz are perfect in their respec... Read more Read less

54
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like puzzles

Don't see it if you are looking for a profound experience

50
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you enjoy good but very very very brief singing

Don't see it if you want an original story that makes you think.

Also It had the bad misfortune to come after "American Son."

50
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Cliched, Overrated, Dated, Soap-opera

See it if you like dramatic stories about the troubles in Northern Ireland

Don't see it if you expect anything new or original. The Catholics drink, dance, betray one another and have large families: Brit propaganda for sure.

Also If anything, this should have been a tv mini-series as it is so realis... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Well-cast, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy 1960's lightweight Bway musicals.

Don't see it if you enjoy thought-provoking theatre or innovation

50
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Fluffy, Plot-ty, Overrated, Insipid

See it if you like Michael Urie

Don't see it if you expect a thought-provoking drama

Also A facile, plot-driven view of homosexual life, and it is so so dated. ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Profound

See it if you enjoy great drama that is prescient.

Don't see it if you only like musicals or juke box shows

Also It's today, dynamic and makes you realize that Paddy Chayefsky foresaw... Read more Read less

100
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a comedy that makes you think about a serious subject performed by 3 actors who are perfectly cast

Don't see it if you only like musicals or classical drama about honor and revenge

Also A well-written play that is both funny and thought-provoking. What is ... Read more Read less

69
The True
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Inconsequential, Insipid, Nostalgic for 1960's political name-dropping

See it if you must see Edie Falco, she is fantastic

Don't see it if you don't want to see Edie Falco

Also It was nice that the playwright remembers Mayor Beame but this is no "... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Banal, Insipid, Underwhelming, Over-designed, Disappointing

See it if you must see Elaine May (like I did)

Don't see it if you are not an Elaine May groupie

Also To take a serious subject and not delve into emotions of dementia or m... Read more Read less