GR 7286

Jersey City | Male
About:  Theater professional.
Reviews (36)
95
Great writing, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like a good drama. Didn't find it to be "dated". Great acting. Very absorbing and flies by. Get the magazine on the way out.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light.

Also An excellent play that is about more than just a murder. I really don'... Read more Read less

93
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You want a good story that is well acted.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span. It is confusing in the beginning.

Also Know a bit about The Troubles before going in. It will help you to enj... Read more Read less

89
Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like The Mad Ones. They once again nail their special brand of theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like the Mad Ones.

Also Although good, it felt slower than MILES FOR MARY possibly because the... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if You are out for an interesting and different evening of theatre and a show with a message.

Don't see it if You are looking for an upbeat, fast paced show.

Also The show is a little too loud for me. Great vocals, staging, sets and ... Read more Read less

83
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You can identify with being an outcast in school. Enjoy a fast paced musical with great talent.

Don't see it if If you can't relate to being or knowing outcasts in school or feel you are too old to enjoy it.

Also Yeah, this appeals to a younger crowd but it touches on something that... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Riveting, Edgy, Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to the stepping away of the"fluff" of the original and can handle a strong message.

Don't see it if If you are looking for anything close to the original.

Also This is close to brilliant. There are moments that will shake you to y... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The Waiting Game
Midtown E
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You want a slightly intense mind bender.

Don't see it if You don't want a slightly intense evening of theatre. Or if you are not wanting to come away having to sort things out.

Also I saw what they going for. It just needed to be, in my opinion, full-f... Read more Read less

58
Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You know your mythodology. You will get most of the jokes. The elves have great voices and are fun. The father was quite funny.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a raunchy, funny play about Santa.

Also Not quite sure why Kotis threw all of the mythological references in. ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You can go I with a open mind. Can handle talk about the state of things in our country right now. Enjoy a cabaret setting and good music.

Don't see it if If you can't handle the truth!

79
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if Youhave any interest in Bernardt. Want to to see a fantastic leading performance doing the best with what she is given.

Don't see it if You don't like shakepeare or the #metoo movement bothers you.

Also It needs trimming. Also needs to decide what it is about. But it is wo... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You want to see 3 outstanding performances (Laprade and especially Connolly & Stockman) and hear a few outstanding songs. Also a great set.

Don't see it if You don't like a weak book or a lot of songs that sounds the same.

Also This show wants to be "RENT" for the disco era. It focuses way more on... Read more Read less

95
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a one person show where the actor portrays various characters well and tells an interesting story.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows.

Also A brisk evening of theatre. Mr. Crudup easily switches characters and ... Read more Read less

98
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You were around in the 80's. Love a well written script and enjoy excellent performances.

Don't see it if If you need a lot of action or have a short attention span.

Also Very realistic and hilarious performances and situations that also cap... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Well written

See it if If you like a very funny and heartfelt play with excellent acting that is very well written.

Don't see it if Any references to any type of racism makes you uncomfortable.

Also Excellent acting across the board. You are laughing even as the seriou... Read more Read less

97
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like to laugh! It is also very heartwarming but not for kids!

Don't see it if Couplets are not your thing. You don't like any type of audience participation. (There's not a lot)

Also This is the perfect adult holiday show. A bit raunchy at times but als... Read more Read less

90
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You want to see two Broadway icons at the top of their games in a good show.

Don't see it if You do not like either actress or a more traditional type musical. (Even with the modern staging)

Also Not much time left to see this misical. Lupone amd Ebersole are nothin... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show with potential. Like experimental imstrumentation. Want to see the original story told.

Don't see it if You want perfection and are not into off-Broadway smaller productions.

Also This show has some good potential. Being in a small theater the actors... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are open to a different take on the story with an all male cast. However the story is still intact.

Don't see it if If you don't have an open mind and are expecting to see the movie onstage.

98
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like a good story that doesn't go where you may think it does.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in a piece about a past time. Or if you are looking for something lite.

Also Amazing that a piece written 25 years is so timely. Full of humor but ... Read more Read less

74
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see some great staging and the coolest "puppet". The spectacle is worth it.

Don't see it if If you are expecting big full musical numbers or don't want to just have some fun.

Also The puppet is awesome. The opening number is really good. But it is al... Read more Read less

99
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like Hnath's style and don't want a really political night at the theatre. This is personal!

Don't see it if You don't like an examination of a high powered marriage or want to come away with a political view.

Also While politics are, of course, involved, this is about the relationshi... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh. The book is very funny.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood to laugh.

Also The show has a great book. Beautiful sets and costumes. The music serv... Read more Read less

68
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You like jukebox musicals

Don't see it if If you want spot on vocals and choreography that made this group

Also Not a bad show but less authentic than Jersey Boys. Same formula thoug... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if Youlike plays i with a message that all comes together near the end and then had you thinking and thinking about everything on your way home

Don't see it if You don't like shows that make you think or spoon fees you it's message

Also The show is very funny and packs a wallop of a message. It could use a... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Profound, Must see

See it if You like a play that will make you think and may leave you conflicted. Incredible singing and dancing that fit into the story.

Don't see it if If gay themes bother you.

98
During previews
Delightful, Hilarious, Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are looking for a new original musical comedy. Theatergoers wil revel in the inside jokes. And you will cry! Happy tears!

Don't see it if You don't want to smile, laugh and feel good! Or if you have a problem with the subject of lesbianism.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are ready for something different that you have to think about. And makes you laugh.

Don't see it if Are not willing to open your mind and think a bit.

92
Waiting for Giovanni
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You have read Giovanni"s Room and are familiar with Baldwin. Want an absorbing story centering on blacks in the 50's dealing with racism.

Don't see it if You have no interest in racism against blacks or the struggle Baldwin evidently had also being gay.

Also There are moments of humor but this is a pretty serious piece. I feel ... Read more Read less

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Funny

See it if You are a HARRY POTTER fan of enjoy visually stunning productions. And KEEP THE SECRETS!

Don't see it if If you don't like HARRY POTTER or fantasy.

Also Even if you are not a POTTER fan, the showbill has a synopsis of all o... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Confusing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You want a thinking play. Some funny moments but this is not a comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like a play that makes you think by the end.

Also A bit confusing at first as to when it is taking place and if some peo... Read more Read less

96
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Riveting, Profound, Intense

See it if You like theatre where you have to pay attention! A thinker play. Very subtle. Time flies by.

Don't see it if If you need spectacle or some big thing to happen.

71
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great lighting, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in this true story. Native New Yorkers will appreciate the history presented. It is not the best but not the worst.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the history of NYC or Robert Moses.

Also The set, costumes and lighting were top notch. All cast members were i... Read more Read less

97
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You enjoy a good old fashioned musical or musicals in general with great music and great choreography. I saw Donna Murphy.

Don't see it if You like more modern or technically flashy shows.

Also Pretty much perfection. If you can't see Bette, you are in great hands... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You can appreciate something a bit different amd more intimate. Enjoy a good score and good performances. Do not compare it to Come From Awa

Don't see it if You can't handle a slower moving more intimate type show.

Also This is a snapshot of what happens in this small town in 24 hours. Tha... Read more Read less

99
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant, Must see

See it if You are a Moore fan and can handle his unfiltered comments on politics.

Don't see it if If you are a conservative. (Although you need to!)

93
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You have an interest in this historic fire, want a different semi-immersive evening at the theater with good acting and a great setting.

Don't see it if If you don't lile being close to actors. No interations but you are right there inside the play.