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Gil K

New York City | 35-49 | Male
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Preview com from away
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During previews
Resonant, Touching, Fun, Great writing, Great singing

See it if beautiful moving story. Great fun music & singing. Great characters and voices. A musical for everyone.

Don't see it if you don't care about limited (though creative) staging. Themes of 9-11 are too close for comfort.

Also This is a great surprising gem. Very intelligent historical fiction pi... Read more Read less

Preview sweeney todd white
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During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Innovative, Great music, Great staging

See it if Great interactive experience. Very creative, intimate and FUN! One of a kind. Run to see it.

Don't see it if you don't care for immersive experiences. Vocals are uneven and some casting choices though talented were not perfect for the dark theme.

Also Siobhan McCarthy is spectacular!! Could not be a better Mrs. Lovett.... Read more Read less

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Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if great complex family dynamics. Recognizable characters. Moving absorbing stories. Interesting!

Don't see it if you don't care for dramas or jewish themes. It takes 20 min to get settled and then it's riveting to the end.

Also This masterful writer manages to juggles a great number of plots witho... Read more Read less

Preview life according to saki
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Resonant, Thought-provoking, Whimsical, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Delightful show. Touching and creative. Fable-like. Creative staging and really talented cast. Great whimsical entertainment.

Don't see it if small production. Not lavish. You don't care for separate stories framed by an overall theme. You prefer high drama.

Preview linda
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During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Needs trimming, Entertaining

See it if Solid acting and overall writing though it needs work. Great women's theme. Great sets. Some interesting twists & reactions. Refreshing.

Don't see it if feminist theme doesn't interest you. Needs some streamlining. Some of the twists work better than others.

Preview sunsetboulevard 2
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Profound, Riveting, Must see, Great music

See it if Close is Norma. Flawless. Great music, moving story. Fascinating, enthralling. Must see.

Don't see it if The bare stage is a let down for those who saw the original lavish production. Many in the cast are less than great. Still a MUST see.

Preview mother invention
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During previews
Work in progress, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Interesting story around Alzheimer's. Very solid overall plot. Saw in previews as show is evolving constantly. Well acted and staged.

Don't see it if Story still needs work. Vulgar unnecessary full male nudity cheapens the play, the plot and the moment. Should be cut.

Preview thebattles1
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Absorbing story, Uneven cast, Good music, Interesting

See it if the theme is fascinating. The music is very enjoyable. Perez & Burnside are spectacular!! WOW! Kudos to the ensemble also! Absorbing.

Don't see it if Massey as DaVinci is a disaster! Embarrassing "performance", mediocre singing. Sometimes saccharine. At least 2 songs in act 1 can be off.

Also Massey threw the entire performance off. Especially with his powerhous... Read more Read less

Preview prrr
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Confusing, Fresh, Creative, Fun

See it if Fun immersive experience. Creative and out there. Interesting story, whimsical, sometimes surreal. Skillful actors.

Don't see it if The heavy accents plus the convoluted plot makes many of the (fast) twists very confusing. Though the overall experience is a enjoyable one.

Also There's a bit of everything in here. Sometimes it feels like there are... Read more Read less

Preview beautyqueen2
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Slow, Interesting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Dark, sometimes funny. Bleakly claustrophobic. Intense. Riveting acting.

Don't see it if Accents are a big of work at times. Slow. Sometimes obvious.

Also Some of the main plots are given away (obvious to predict) way before ... Read more Read less

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

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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.

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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
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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 glassmenagerie
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During previews
Misguided direction, Terrible acting, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if Amazing Sally Fields gives the show all its worth. Finn Wittrock too,especcially if you're a fan of AHS. Both incredible actors on their own

Don't see it if Embarrassing "performance" by Mantello. Completely anachronistic with other actors. Unwatchable. Direction & (lack of) sets is deplorable

Also Mantello repeats the same character from "Normal Heart." (for which he... Read more Read less

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Moving, Thought-provoking, Schocking, So so lyrics, Great music

See it if Great acting. Shocking dark theme. Multifaceted plot. Sad and claustrophobic as it should be.

Don't see it if Theme is not for everyone's sensibilities. But it is treated respectfully and intensely. The lyrics are not up to the level of the music

Also The issues of abduction, child abuse and Stockholm syndrome are heavy,... Read more Read less

Preview georgie
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Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like superior character acting, an interesting absorbing story with a twist ending (if, like me,you don't know the history beforehand)

Don't see it if you don't care about one-person shows, theater history or LGBT stories.

Preview rsz 1rsz evening at the talkhouse
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During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Self indulgent, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like sets you can walk on pre-show. You like free shots and gummy bears.

Don't see it if just don't. It's not worth it at any price. The writing is a patchwork of bad rags. Baffling, self indulgent & disjointed. Embarrassing.

Also We went because we subscribe. Hard to believe this was picked by the s... Read more Read less

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

See it if Show was already perfect for opening at the 2nd preview. Fantastic, surprising unpredictable, relatable and moving writing. Superb acting!

Don't see it if you don't care about feminine perspectives or gun related themes. Bare set allows Marin's tour de force to be painted indelibly in your mind

Preview ringtwice
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During previews
Uneven, Slow, Entertaining

See it if Interesting overall story if you enjoy "Twilight Zone". There is an absorbing theme and plot in there. Clever simple staging.

Don't see it if Dialogue is very stilted and unnatural. Acting "felt" uneven.

Also The show is entertaining. ... Read more Read less

Preview made in china white
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Surprising, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if Unexpected surprise. Great puppetry, seamless. Vibrant, funny and creative. Adult themes mashed with surreal plots.

Don't see it if You dislike puppets, profanity or "sexual" content.

Also We left the theater elated. ... Read more Read less

Preview 299518
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During previews
Cliched, Absorbing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if interesting dynamic. Class theme disguised as race. Martinez is exceptional. Believable but cliche at points. Satisfying ending. Enjoyable.

Don't see it if Sometimes slow. Could be shortened some 10 min especially on scene transitions. Sometimes predictable.

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During previews
Yen
Uneven, Indulgent, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if Great acting and overall story. Intense, poignant, sad and also tender. Stay for Act 2.

Don't see it if Act 1 gimmick is done to death. So annoying. Act 2 is a lot more even and polished. The story comes together then.

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 paramour
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Preview she stoops webtile 1 194x300
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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.