Goldenboy

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (115)
94
Heartfelt and entertaining juke box musical. talent is supreme!

See it if You love Motown and want to entertained and feel. Love the theme that everyone is replacable/life throws you curves but the music lives on

Don't see it if You are heartless and tuneless

92
safeword.
Midtown W
Surprisingly entertaining play about sexual repression and secrets!!

See it if You are interested in a very well acted directed play about repressed sexual fetishes. Great lighting and sets.

Don't see it if You are looking for gratuitous nudity for nudity sakes...but it was very sensual on its own terms.

Also I hated Afterglow but i was amazingly surprised by Safeword which has ... Read more Read less

52
While i agree with shrek’s politics, i don’t appreciate paying bway prices to be lectured

See it if You like political almost one woman shows

Don't see it if Yiu don’t like to be lectured to in the theatre

51
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a miscast long version of Frankie and Johnny.

Don't see it if You value your time to sit thru a miscast play. All of the boxes are checked and no one is doing anything wrong but the production is dull.

Also This is a play about two losers who find love. You need to root for th... Read more Read less

83
Romantic, Great singing

See it if You like the movie and don’t have to believe the critics.entertaining

Don't see it if You believe all the critics pans. Surprisingly polished and good

50
Too bad you can’t hum the set.

See it if You want to see spectacular sets and a bravura performance by Alex Brightman and you like special effects. You are under 12

Don't see it if Have no patience for bad musicals with bad music swimming with special Effects . for all its spectacle its just tedious.

66
Ink
Midtown W
Nicely staged dull play, Overrated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You have to see everything. You want to see a play stage like a musical disguising the fact that it’s not a very good play

Don't see it if Like plays that makes here for the characters. could not care less about anyone. you know how the story is going to end there’s no suspense

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Enjoyable smart adaptation of the movie

See it if You want to laugh. The book and lyrics are clever - the new jokes add a lot to the already clever plot line. Great performances spare one.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor. You don't like old fashioned musicals. You can't abide no romantic chemistry between leads Cooper and Fontana.

Also I had fun but this is far from a perfect musical. I have some quibbles... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Great play. not the best production unfortunately.

See it if You've never seen True West before. Great play but unfortunately Hawke and Dano aren't quite up to snuff. The mom in Act Two steals the show

Don't see it if You've seen a great production before and don't want a pale comparison.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want pure unadulterated entertainment and are interested in Cher's life. You want to see a star turn by Stephanie Block

Don't see it if You don't like entertainment

Also Stephanie Block is a star. The rest of the cast is great but Block is ... Read more Read less

65
See it only if you have kids

See it if You have kids and enjoy the thrill ride of having them. Singles and child less people will not enjoy this. You like Mr. Birbiglia's humor.

Don't see it if If you don't have a chlld, this show will be lost on you. Mike is a likable fellow but this is strictly for a crowd that has kids.

60
During previews
Depressing play in spite of good performances

See it if You want to be hit in the face with the depressing reality of aging and alzheimers. You want 2 c Elaine May who is the only reason 2 c it

Don't see it if If you dont find aging or alzheimers funny

93
Better than the most recent broadway revivals!

See it if You want to see en effective, affecting, simple Fiddler on the Roof lovingly staged. The yiddish ads an element of authenticity.

Don't see it if you mind that its in Yiddish with subtitles on the side. But this added to the charm.

69
During previews
Great acting but dissapointing play

See it if You love Janet McTeer & want to see a stellar cast in a not so great play. Want insight into Sarah B and Rostand but there isn't much

Don't see it if You don't love shows about the theatre. You are expecting a great play.

92
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to aee the hardest working and most talented cast on or off bway. A stellar entertaining production of the bway musical revue.

Don't see it if You don't like reviews without a book.... but for a revue it doesn't get better than this.

45
God Save Queen Pam
Greenwich V
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an underdeveloped and totally unbelievable musical with some fine cast members and some not so. Good band.

Don't see it if You have reasonable expectations of off broadway musicals. Like they should have some sense of verisimilitude & maybe some production values

41
Uneven -leads have no chemostry

See it if You want to see secondary character steal the show. Mr Snow rocks

Don't see it if If you love the movie or of ever seen a good production of this because this will ruin it for you

90
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You want to see an excellent example of Classic Broadway at its best. Great performances only Leo Butz disappoints who is unbelievable.

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

95
Campy delightful fun!!!!

See it if You have a good sense of high camp and love the Golden Girls and want to have a great time.

Don't see it if Silliness and campiness don't float your boat. But I found it an unexpected hoot!

96
Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an excellent production of Follies- great choreography,-intelligent staging-passionate performances. A delight. Don't miss!

Don't see it if You don't want to shlep to Queens- but I encourage you to do so!!! Great performance and better than most to the crap on Broadway right now.

60
Shameless disney complete w/ snowman dolls

See it if If you want to see one great act two opening nunber and the scenery and special effects

Don't see it if If you hate that Broadway is now geared toward ten year olds

70
Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated, Fantastic production of a ho hum musical

See it if Want to see a mediocre musical masterfully staged and performed.

Don't see it if You have trouble believing that the whole thing was about this poor lost soul becoming a tree.

29
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid

See it if You are a teenage girl and like pink. Others stay the hell away.

Don't see it if You are appalled that bway musicals now cater to only teenage girls. You cherish the movie which they have ruined.

95
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Must see, Great acting

See it if You want to see the brilliant Glenda Jackson in a perfect production. You like thought provoking theatre. Great performances.. great writing

Don't see it if You only like musicals.

41
Junk
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You don't mind overwritten plays that need editing and shortening. Despite a stellar cast, this play is an unfocussed snoozefest.

Don't see it if You like to stay awake in the theatre. You like to care about a character on the stage. You have to sit in the side sections.

Also This was done a hell of a lot better in the 80's with Other People's M... Read more Read less

60
God Shows Up
Midtown W
A saturday night life skit that goes on tooooo long

See it if You want to see a hackneyed diatribe against religion that seems more fitting to a saturday night live skit and goes on and on

Don't see it if You want to see a trite diatribe on religion that seems more fitting to a Saturday night live skit that goes on and on.

85
Aunt Jack
East Village
A playwright who knows how to write a play!!

See it if You want to see a humorous gay show about the multi differences between generations of gay people. Not perfect but well done and enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don't have a gay bone or funny bone in your body.

36
Beautifullly sung miscast dud

See it if You adore Kelli o hara singing gorgeously however miscast. If only she didnt have to act. Annoying Lois Lane underwhelming will chase .

Don't see it if You don’t have great memories of the movie or former revival. This does no favors to the show

84
Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a fresh inventive take on Oklahoma which while challenging your sense of purity more than makes up for it in new meaning.

Don't see it if If you are a true purist (as I thought I was) However you will witness a new fresh interpretation that packs a wallop

Also I am a purist and I went into this even with loads of trepidation. But... Read more Read less

83
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great performances from all three leads in spite of a very sick slow first act. colorblind casting confounds the play

See it if Want to see a really good production of a classic play with some great performances but with a very slow first act

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to get through an old fashion play with a very slow first act.

85
Beautiful setand actors. craftfully staged

See it if you want to hear an exquisite score— Not like anything else with terrific Actors and Staging

Don't see it if You only like old fashioned musicals. Best of the new genre of musical — better than once, natasha, rent ,bands visit or come from away

59
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Disappointing disjointed musical

See it if you want to hear a beautifully sung old fashion musical…Want to see the bathing beauty ballet which is the only reason to see it.

Don't see it if You have no patience for clunky books and really really bland characterizations from the entire cast. Michael Urie bestsy wolfe miscast

59
Great actors-pointless play- set steals the show

See it if You want to see great actors almost save a sinking play. You want to see a fascinating set which steals the show. The play is a big..."Why?"

Don't see it if You have no sense of the silly. You don't admire Nathan Lane or Kristen Nielson.

80
Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want to Laugh and see a true broadway musical comedy. If you love broadway musicals this one is for you. Great performances..

Don't see it if You have no humor or musical theatre spirit inyour soul

34
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Watching paint dry with irish accents. over rated.

See it if You like to watch paint dry with with Irish Accents. You believe it must be good cause it won an Olivier. (Yawn) You believe the hype.

Don't see it if You want characters you can relate too. You think that all Irish plays have too much drinking and dancing. You value your time (3 hours.)

Also This reminded me of the Walton's Irish Style with a bit of Of Mice and... Read more Read less

59
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious

See it if - excellent chorus and set but dull leading actors. First 10 minutes rock then the story dive bombs. You need to see a big Kong Puppet.

Don't see it if You need a show with heart or purpose. This one is their to showcase the Kong Puppet. You don't mind a few good moments followed by ennui.

90
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Interactive theatre at its best. not for the faint hearted

See it if Great example of excellent (but perverse) interactive theatre. The shock value is the point. Cast & direction excellent

Don't see it if You are squeamish or at the least bit offended by profanity, drug use, nudity, sex, But the shock value is the point and it is so well done

Also Don't sit near the toilet. The shock value is the thing and many have ... Read more Read less

92
Great erotic dance piece highly entertaining

See it if You like dance theatre with hot men who are also excellent dancers. Very quirky fun evening. Tongue in cheek humor. Great costumes.

Don't see it if You don't like dance theatre or scantily clad men annoy you.

88
During previews
Fun campy musical!!

See it if if you like campy fun musicals w/ great cast, choreography and witty book. Classic Shakespeare Farce meets modern day gender take.

Don't see it if You don't like campy musicals w over the top performances and sets....but this is done really well if you do.

80
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see and expertly acted and directed play which makes up for the plays flaws.

Don't see it if you only like linear plays.. the plot jumps around

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if To experience a nostalgic high from the disco era. it looked me back magically to 1978. The performances of the 3 Donna's are great.

Don't see it if You don't like disco or the 70's. You are going to overthink the evening.

Also It was very entertaining but a readers digest condensed version in sea... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you've never seen Boys in the Band and want to see a very funny and poignant production.

Don't see it if You don't like plays about gay people

Also Joe Mantello is a great director.... and he doesn't disappoint with th... Read more Read less

50
So politically correct you may throw up

See it if You want to see a musical by a committee that combines the Holocaust, Borscht belt, Harvey milk, gay acceptance but is tedious and cloying

Don't see it if You expect an intelligent musical about Harvey milk.A musical that is so well-intentioned, that it’s eye rolling.

79
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Great writing. some poor casting. interesting show for theatre buffs.

See it if You are fascinated by playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge.

Don't see it if You don't care about playwrights, theatre history or gay playwrights.

Also The production values are excellent and the writing very interesting. ... Read more Read less

87
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see great staging and great performances

Don't see it if You don’t like fluffy mindless but entertaining musicals

75
Gorgeous music but no plot

See it if You want to hear a beautiful score with an usual music.

Don't see it if You expect a Broadway show to be flashy and full of spectacle. This one is very simple but well done

72
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if You are interested in a dated confusing play about deaf rights and communication between the hearing and the deaf

Don't see it if You have trouble believing and rooting for a relationship that doesn't make much sense

7
Afterglow
Midtown W
Gay people deserve a better play than this trite interminable tale.

See it if You absolutely must see naked men onstage and don't mind being bored by the rest of it. Nice use of space.

Don't see it if You want to care about any character in the play. You hate mediocre acting. You mind wasting precious time. An Awful theatrical experience.

51
Great cast can't save this overly long show. thinks its funnier than it is

See it if Want to see the wonderful Tiffany Mann. Curious about how they would do a Springer Opera although curiousity bored/killed this cat

Don't see it if You have no patience for overly long musicals that think they are funnier than they are.

Also I was so curious to see this show but after ten minutes, I just had en... Read more Read less

69
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if U need to see new british plays albeit overrated. Great acting

Don't see it if 2 hrs no intermission 3 characters and talky. The actors are superb but tbe play Could use an intermission and a re write