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Gil K

New York City | 35-49 | Male
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Preview the liar white
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During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Classic with a twist. In rhyme but with exceptional translation/adaptation with amazing direction making totally understandable & modern.

Don't see it if you don't like farce or simple (though tasteful) sets

Also A surprisingly delightful and utterly funny.... Read more Read less

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During previews
Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you must see all Wilson's plays. Really great acting with one grating exception.

Don't see it if you want to a see Fences quality work. It is nowhere near. Has 3 scenes of that caliber but the rest is banal, fluffy and cliched.

Also Cheap tired jokes abound in a very long slow set up.... Read more Read less

Preview rsz the babylon line
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Very uneven acting..., Slow, Entertaining, Banal

See it if you are a fan of Graff's. There is some mystery and it has some funny vignettes. It's cute.

Don't see it if writing meanders aimlessly in the first act to have some cute ex-machina sense made out of it at the very end. Acting is severely uneven.

Also The chemistry between the main characters is virtually non-existent. T... Read more Read less

Preview the illusionists white
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Surprising, Clever, Entertaining

See it if It's a magic show albeit one done with great pizzaz and a fast pace that never gets boring. Surprisingly entertaining.

Don't see it if You want real theater. This is entertainment.

Preview unnamed
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Baffling, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you must see every single Cirque Du Soleil show.

Don't see it if just don't. This is a real mess. Neither a real, good or skillful Cirque, nor a Broadway show. Writing is embarrassingly cliched & dated.

Also It really doesn't deserve to be in the amazing Cirque legacy. The Cirq... Read more Read less

Preview othello remix white
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Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if you go into it prepared for a comedy. Funny, creative and clever while staying within the recognizable story. Some great comedic performers

Don't see it if you want a classic Othello. This is spoofy but creative. You don't care for (light) rap. You'd like a few more quotes from the original.

Preview women of a certain age white
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Slow, Great acting, Pointless, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are a completionist and must see all 3 parts of this trilogy. Well acted. You relate to severely passionless family interactions.

Don't see it if it feels myopic & aimless. Characters go through the same life transition at the same time in the same way. Not microcosm but a microscope.

Also Dialogues many times feel contrived and unrealistic. ... Read more Read less

Preview rsz ride the cyclone
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During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if amazing story/storytelling. Tim Burton(esque) Whimsical, dark and full of heart. Fantastic talent. Great music. Surprisingly great. Must see

Don't see it if you only like serious plays otherwise, run to see it before it hits Broadway.

Preview rancho viejo white
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During previews
Funny, Surprising, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if First preview. Actors are ready for opening already! Great writing hooks your for the entire time. Unexpectedly great. Funny!

Don't see it if 3:15 hrs long but you don't notice. Sets/lighting are not great but a warning was given that they were not 100% finished.

Also What a pleasant surprise. when I learned it was 3:30 hrs long (actuall... Read more Read less

Preview dps white
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During previews
Clever staging, Slow, Well conceived, Resonant

See it if you're a fan of the movie. Sudeikis makes a great believable Prof. Relatable and subtle. Story true to the movie. Well acted. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you are a die hard for Robin Williams's out-there rendering of the character. Slow at points.

Preview party23
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During previews
Relevant, Great singing, Cluttered, Over ambitious

See it if Great singing & songs. Solid staging. Relevant theme. Diverse characters.

Don't see it if Storytelling is confusing/cluttered. Way too many plots drown the relevant message of which we want to know more. Needs streamlining/focus.

Preview terms of endearment white
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During previews
Interesting, Well acted, Absorbing, Moving

See it if Solid entertaining story. Well acted and staged. Molly gives a solid performance and the show moves at a great pace.

Don't see it if Issues of mortality bother you. This is off-Broadway with good production values there within.

Preview sweat white
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For a previous production
Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Relevant themes of economic struggle. Intelligent. Great sets, polished great acting & directing.

Don't see it if Meandering. The power of the 2008's story was severely diluted in the unnecessary length & musings of the 2000's. Very slow. Uneven.

Preview download
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During previews
Must see, Mesmerizing, Great singing, Fantastic staging, Absorbing

See it if Incredible immersive experience. Really polished. Great story, music, singing. Staging is like nothing you've experienced before. Must see!!

Don't see it if You'll regret it if you miss this one.

Also It is more than theater. It is a musical experience flawlessly execute... Read more Read less

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During previews
Classic, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great story, intelligent, riveting. Great performances. McTeer is superb. Beautiful set (singular) & costumes. A true classic.

Don't see it if issues of overt sexuality bother you. You saw the movie & expect a genteel Valmont. Liev is good but roughish. LLD without a proper bed?!

Also The set as beautiful as it is, gets monotonous after a while. Pieces a... Read more Read less

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Good old-fashioned, Fun staging, Entertaining, Fun, Great writing

See it if Fun old-fashioned but freshly done comedy of manners. Fun characters & staging. Well acted. Smart strong women.

Don't see it if This is not a lavish or polished production. It is fun nonetheless. The language is old, but not overly so.

Preview alltheways
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Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Amazing performance. Simple staging, great lighting. Great writing and clever storytelling.

Don't see it if Themes of child abuse/statutory rape bother you. In a 55 min play, there was plenty of room to develop a few of the threads a bit more.

Preview rsz harvest
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During previews
Pointless, Slow, Boring, Annoying

See it if You enjoy evangelical stories. There is a story there but it's poorly developed & shallow. It has potential if it finds its focus.

Don't see it if Early previews. Could improve. Right now it lacks direction. Feels like separate vignettes. Plot/Characters hardly build on previous scenes

Also It was boring. Like there's something there but never realized. Not su... Read more Read less

Preview public enemy white
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Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if exceptional adaptation/writing! Completely accessible and relatable. Passionately though-provoking. Great actors.

Don't see it if intense, passionate discussion breaking the 4th wall make you uncomfortable. Also common place human moral frailty & greed.

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During previews
Funny, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you want to laugh about food and food disorders but with some heart. All cliches are there. Alternating familiar & annoying. Still OK 65 min

Don't see it if Lacks a plot. Lisa is the weakest actress of the 4. Show might've been better with her as writer only. First scene was really contrived.

Preview screenhunter 1794 aug. 05 20.08
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Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if you can suspend disbelief on how he gets to the trial and concentrate on what happens there. Well done effort to display both sides.

Don't see it if you can't get past the initial premise.

Also Carlin is outstanding in speech and mannerisms but doesn't convey the ... Read more Read less

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During previews
Refreshing, Funny, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if Really great show overall. Incredible performance. Very sleek staging. Great use of story for a one woman show. Interesting subject.

Don't see it if a play bringing up a controversial topic should be balanced on both sides.Let US think. Instead an ex machine plot bulldozes a contrived end

Also The show is great and I will readily recommend it to everyone. But her... Read more Read less

Preview mar show page artwork v4
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Absorbing, Moving, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Beautiful story of friendship and support. Great music, singing, acting. Heart-warming. Thoroughly enjoyable. For any audiences.

Don't see it if You don't like Godspell or have a judgmental view on the broadness of religious interpretation.

Preview unnamed
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During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if great performances especially Harris & Foote. Great writing. Snippets of life in the 20's perfectly encapsulated. Regular people's problems.

Don't see it if you want clearer endings. The ends are deductible but not spelled out. You don't care about regular people's lives in the 1920's.

Preview wild party white
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Entertaining, Great staging, Great music, Great writing

See it if Great music/singing done is true 1920's style. Especially clever staging. Cohesive, understandable story. Absorbing, relatable.

Don't see it if It's a small production. Can't expect Broadway. But it is done really well. Not all actors are phenomenal, but the majority is great.

Preview dorkknight abingdon
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Niche, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you are at least familiar with the most iconic Batman movies of the last 30 years. Very well written and performed. Absorbing, intelligent.

Don't see it if It's a niche play that requires some prior knowledge of the subject. One man shows at small venues are not your thing.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this one though I would not recommend to just any... Read more Read less

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During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Great production of a very thought-provoking play. Deep and very evenly defended sides of the argument. Great acting. Great smart ending.

Don't see it if traditional old fashioned feeling plays are not your thing. You are uncomfortable with themes of open relationship.

Also This is really well written especially for 1930s. Characters' thoughts... Read more Read less

Preview 82707 9
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During previews
Riveting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Excellent writing, Masterful acting

See it if you wat to see Blanchett's riveting performance. Really well written with thought provoking themes. Kudos to the ENTIRE cast.

Don't see it if just see it! Read the author's notes on the program and pay attention. You will be vastly rewarded.

Also What a privilege to witness Cate Blanchett in a role that allows her t... Read more Read less

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Better for children, Great dancing, Sweet, Entertaining

See it if You want to enjoy a beautiful well done Christmas show and tickle the kid in you. Great production values and flawless synchronized dancing,

Don't see it if This show is a lot more geared for children than adults as opposed to their Spring Spectacular which is for all audiences.

Preview sweet.charity.cropped
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Entertaining, Fun, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like Foster. Amazing performance. Powerful small production. Grittier, truer. Touching story.

Don't see it if You prefer more more varnished productions of this harsh reality. Choreography is not the best. Her costume is distractingly silly.

Also I probably wouldn't have rated in the 80's if not for Sutton Foster's ... Read more Read less

Preview in transit white
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During previews
Sweet, Good music, Cliched content, Fresh format, Entertaining

See it if you like NYC themes and sweet love stories. A cappella done really well and great music. Clever staging. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't care for LGBT themes or romantic comedies.

Preview tbt white
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During previews
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Good acting

See it if you are a fan of Dr. Phil, Nia Vardalos and/or self-help books. It's cute & touching offering good help to the cases. Well-intentioned.

Don't see it if you want a story, preferably one with conflict & resolution. This is an episode of Dr. Phil or an enactment of a self help book.

Also The letter column format notwithstanding, sometimes the advice is cont... Read more Read less

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During previews
Entertaining, Great story, Fun, Great singing

See it if Great show. Entertaining to a wide range of taste. Perfect to take tourists. Great story, music, singing, staging. Recognizable tunes.

Don't see it if You want something more cerebral. The songs are all easy to like because they are very derivative from music you heard before. Which is fine

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During previews
Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Fun story keeps you guessing what's gonna happen next. Fun recognizable characters. Great acting. Very entertaining. Touching arc.

Don't see it if You want big productions. This could easily be taking place in London. That kind of humor.

Preview love letter white
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Heart warming, Must see, Enchanting, Flawless singing, Spectacular!

See it if It's just perfect. Amazing selection of songs, flawless singing, great orchestrations. Kristin is so personable open & fun. Easily lovable.

Don't see it if Even if you don't like concerts there's more than enough story to create a sweet funny thread that makes the entire show a whole. Must See!

Also This is just exceptional. ... Read more Read less

Preview oh hello
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Uneven, Niche, Ok, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like blunt silly jokes. Unevenly funny. Sometimes LOL sometimes crickets. Very well acted. Solid staging/lighting.

Don't see it if You prefer your humor witty and subtle. Don't want your jokes explained to you. 40% NY jokes. Material is Ok. Not great.

Preview homos1
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During previews
Uneven, Interesting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if interesting story/writing. Urie is a natural gifted actor. Funny, moving & thought provoking.

Don't see it if you don't care for gay themes. Uneven acting or writing (could be either). Staging had a good tried to be clever but missed.

Also Overall it's a fun play and I would recommend it especially to my LGBT... Read more Read less

Preview kingdom
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During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if Modern real issue. Funny, intense & touching treatment. Good acting & writing. Cudos to Finn. Entertaining and relevant.

Don't see it if Projections are well done but set could use more creativity. Some suspension of disbelief required but the ending is worth it.

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During previews
Slow, Nice, Dated, Interesting, Great singing

See it if LGBTQ themes. Great actors/singers especially Block. Some great music. It's a cute show but not great. Nostalgic.

Don't see it if First act is definitely more dated and lacks an engaging story. It's slow. Sets are clever, but off-broadway.

Also I saw the 1992 production and it definitely then felt a lot more inten... Read more Read less

Preview vietgone
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During previews
Cliched, Confusing, Great staging, Disappointing, Derivative

See it if Great visuals. Cute story though not really relatable as the memory of wife & kids is never forgotten by anyone except the main character.

Don't see it if Messy premise. Hypocritical character. Ex Machina solutions. Family abandonment.

Also The embarrassing Hamilton knock off songs speak to deep feelings that ... Read more Read less

Preview final
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During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Interesting, Entertaining

See it if Very good show with interesting storytelling. Well acted, nice sets, polished. The full arc is better than the sum of the acts.

Don't see it if Actors look really old on first act. Needs some suspension of disbelief there. First act is funny but leaves you a bit lost.

Also Third act brings it all together with thought provoking divergent idea... Read more Read less

Preview rsz plenty
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During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if Excellent production. Absorbing story. Great acting. Masterful Wiesz. Great sets & special kudos to lighting. Broadway ready.

Don't see it if you don't like time leaps that leave you to piece out the intervening years. Themes of mental illness bother you.

Also While the background is post-WWII the themes are still very relevant t... Read more Read less

Preview cherry orchard
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During previews
Amateurish, Disappointing, Poitless, Confused, Messy

See it if you need to see one of the actors in the play live. Sets/costumes are ok but at points just wrong.

Don't see it if Bad writing/direction. No point/focus. Several irrelevant characters with no story taking up time. No heart/depth. Acting very disappointing

Also Amateurish in that it throws everything in including the kitchen sink,... Read more Read less

Preview rsz beverly hills
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Fluffy, Great music, Fun, Funny

See it if you are a fan of 90210. Great music and very clever lyrics. It's fun. Great cast.Great laughs.

Don't see it if You want serious theater or a cerebral comedy. A working knowledge of the real show makes it even funnier but is not 100% necessary.

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Interesting staging, Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you like stories about teenage rebellion gone awry & flawed weak characters. Well written & performed. but seriously lacks climax/conclusion

Don't see it if Never really comes to any boil though scenes might be interesting in themselves. Ends without a payoff. Not bad, but somewhat disappointing.

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During previews
Fun, Classic, Great music, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if Really well done classic musical. Great music, sweet fun story, charming, heartwarming. Great talent!

Don't see it if you want surprising plots, don't care for 1940 music and dancing.

Also We saw this towards the end of previews. Talking to people who saw it ... Read more Read less

Preview frontpage
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During previews
Needs work, Disappointing, Funny, Unnecessarily long, Confusing

See it if Great celebrity cast/performances. Good old-fashioned overall story. Second and third acts are better.

Don't see it if No need for 3 acts. First act is a long slow boring pointless set up to things, many of which are unnecessary to following acts.

Also This could easily and be cut to two acts. The "intrusion" scenes are f... Read more Read less

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During previews
Ambitious, Long, Confusing, Creative, Interesting

See it if original presentation=theater+performance pice+audiobook. Starts strong, gets tired later. Based on a good story.

Don't see it if Uncomfortable seats for 2 hours. Visuals are important to you. Story becomes unclear last 20 min. No reason it isn't 90 min.

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Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Unfocused

See it if it has good intentions but the comparison to today's politics albeit timely and real is still misconceived.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a work in progress or don't care for audience participation sketches.

Preview small mouth sounds show score
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Slow, Current, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Funny & entertaining. Familiar characters. Smart staging. Enjoyable. The silent parts are not overwhelming but can be slow at times.

Don't see it if you want to see characters evolve. It's a funny sketch more than a story arc. Slow at points.