gregg 6069

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (61)
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you'll enjoy a tough piece of theater on an adult theme, well-written, staged and acted.

Don't see it if It is not necessarily easy to watch on content. Theater was warm too, and the aroma of stage cigarettes was off-putting to me.

During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Over-changed, Overrated, Romantic, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an attempt to update a classic musical. I enjoyed more than the last bway production (bilingual).

Don't see it if You're a purist. While it enhanced a few scenes, the projections were a big distraction. Some changes were like an attractive misfit shoe.

Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Humdrum?, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy adult content. It was well acted and kept the audience attention over three acts.

Don't see it if you need a happy-ending comedy. While a solid night of theater, it didn't elevate my thoughts about anything.

Also Recommended for regular theater viewers in that, if you only see 1-2 p... Read more Read less

The Exes
Midtown W
Frustrating, Original, Potential, Slow, Disappointing

See it if If you're okay with an experience that has room for improvement.

Don't see it if You expect perfection or are easily bored.

Also I thought the story was original, but script can be cut down and pacin... Read more Read less

The Bigot
Midtown W
Worth seeing, Not perfect, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you'll enjoy good performances -- a mix of some funny and touching moments as well as a plot twist (or two) that could surprise.

Don't see it if you'll become impatient with an often predictable plot. I also had to suspend disbelief somewhat to enjoy. Others may need to do the same.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like things that are a bit offbeat and enjoy playing along.

Don't see it if You expect perfection. It got a bit slow occassionally and while funny, could have been funnier (although laughs can be slim on Fridays).

Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy twists on classics. Show works even without knowledge of Vanya (my companion).

Don't see it if you don't want a classic touched - ever.

Also Although very enjoyable, a few points were slow, staging wasn't always... Read more Read less

During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Slow

See it if The Merman not Mormon play is a hoot at times with some great laughs and voices...

Don't see it if You want perfection...while fun at times, the short show is slow and a little boring at times. Some puns are forced.

During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You like one-acts, although pieces were uneven IMO, F.Follies=Good; Rape of B.Stuntz=OK; Love Course=Great. Preview, could improve by open

Don't see it if If you expect perfection or have no patience for occasionally slow pace, which 2nd piece was at several points.

Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy a night at the theater...its so good it's great.

Don't see it if You only want to see star driven shows and do not want to have fun

Also Too bad it didn't debut a year would have been a lock for b... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Masterful, Slow, Needs improvement

See it if You like magic/illusion. Patience needed - show needs to be tightened up big time. Some great bits, but show didn't hold me (was a preview)

Don't see it if Want something expertly polished. Show at about 1:10 with brief break was slow.

During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you're adventurous and enjoy seeing new things. It is only 65-70 minutes, and there are some nice moments. Main vocal sounded pretty.

Don't see it if You need perfection. Not enough good moments. While voice often sounded beautiful, it didn't mesmerize as it needs to for the play to work.

Also Sight lines are also bad as most of audience is set up as inside cabar... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if even if like me and disliked previous productions. In past, I found overrated and confusing, but I loved this intimate concept completely!

Don't see it if Oh, just go see it!

Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Entertaining, Dated at times

See it if Despite some issues (acting and/or directing choices) the play still works overall, and got to me more emotionally towards the end.

Don't see it if There is a lot of talking by a single person as he translates sign language of others -- it did become grating occasionally.

Also As I never saw the original production, I am glad I got to see and enj... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Slow at times

See it if you would have fun at a one-man (puppet) show. Overall good but needs help at certain points.

Don't see it if you dislike one-man puppet shows that are good but not great.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if To see three wonderful performances by these women (and a unique set in act 2).

Don't see it if you need a constant dazzling spectable...while I loved it, maybe it did need an intermission -- I was ready for it to end at a 1:45 runtime.

During previews
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to be challenged, entertained, and even uncomfortable at times.

Don't see it if You only like neat, clean, always happy plots.

M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing2

See it if You are curious about the show and have a good discount.

Don't see it if You loved the original, you don't want to potentially waste $. Just is not well done overall. The few nice moments don't make up for it.

Funny, Entertaining, Slow, Great staging

See it if you want to take a shot even if theater in general doesn't thrill you...and there's enough there for theater lovers too.

Don't see it if you are a theater snob and won't give it a shot.

Also First act is too long and I had no empathy for lead character until af... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Resonant

See it if Very effective staging and performances kept me engrossed (despite my lack of interest in rehashing politics/events of that era).

Don't see it if You need you musicals to have elaborate sets and costumes.

During previews
Midtown E
Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Funny, Confusing

See it if You want to see something off-center, non-traditional (but not too far off path).

Don't see it if You only like mainstream plays or you are expecting something flawless.

During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal, Confusing

See it if You're up for mediocre story, acting, and directing for 2 hours. Story does have a point.

Don't see it if You expect a good play with good acting and directing. Point of the story is not impactful as presented.

Also I saw a preview but doubt it will be transformed. There is no bite or ... Read more Read less

Rent Control
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You'll enjoy a NYC based tale. I'm usually biased against one-man shows but this delivered.

Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows and don't want to take a chance. You'll hate a story about life in NYC.

During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy hard working talent executing a fresh a capella approach to near perfection. The intimacy of Circle in the Sq. is great fit too.

Don't see it if A loud early sequence will turn you off or you dislike NYC based stories.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if To have a good time. Night I was there, the audience was so enthused I enjoyed it more than I expected to.

Don't see it if Hoping for something that breaks the mold on originality. It's not Hamilton.

The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an epic, well done piece of theater.

Don't see it if you just can't spend over 6 hours over the two parts at the theater.

Also Surprisingly the length of the show did not bother me as it was so wel... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Cliched, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Film noir meets camp appeal to you (it does for me). Cliche and fluffy are compliments if you know what you're in for with Charles Busch.

Don't see it if You hate camp on any level and can't bring yourself to indulge for a fun entertaining time at the theater

Also Was a tad too long/slow a couple of times, but didn't really bother me... Read more Read less

Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to watch two talented actors fill the stage in a sometimes sad, realistic comedic show.

Don't see it if You are expecting a flashy over the top production.

During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Slow, Great acting

See it if you will enjoy some strong performances about serious topics (with occasional humor). Despite being slow at the top, it's worth it.

Don't see it if Slow pacing the first few scenes will kill any possible enjoyment for you. It takes longer to develop than it should.

During previews
Old-fashioned, Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a fun, thoroughly enjoyable well done musical comedy.

Don't see it if You are expecting something brand new and earth shaking experience.

Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want a night out at a usually funny but not perfect show.

Don't see it if You expect perfection and being confused at times will ruin the experience for you.

During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious, Slow, Great effects

See it if You want to experience a truly great ape on stage.

Don't see it if You expect a show anywhere close to the level of the ape. Disappointing writing, acting, dancing (out of place) and directing.

Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Great writing

See it if you'll enjoy characters beautifully sad to watch (typical T.Williams at least to me). A little slow a little too often, but worthwhile.

Don't see it if you want a light happy go lucky night of theater.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy original work, even if it may need some futher tweaks.

Don't see it if you only would enjoy polished, established plays

Also Lots of original stuff (story, staging) and some beautiful voices but ... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Funny, Great acting, Slow, Underwhelming

See it if You're okay with a very low key show. Maybe subtle is a better word. It's good, not great and slow at times.

Don't see it if you expect to be blown away and moved out of your seat.

Police Cops
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to enjoy a fun, silly escape for an hour.

Don't see it if You don't play well with silly fun.

The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Funny

See it if You enjoy original concept/work. Probably helps to know the work of Williams and Inge, but certainly not required.

Don't see it if oh, just go!

Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if you want something light and FUN!

Don't see it if you must see things that are deep and intense. It's also dated (but doesn't matter!)

During previews
Assembled Identity
Ambitious, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Missed opportunity

See it if you like original material with a sc-fi slant. Origianl use of video intertwined.

Don't see it if don't want to sit thru something slow at times, a bit boring-not good for a short piece like this. I didn't think the songs added anything.

During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Great singing

See it if You will enjoy an old-school classic. Well done, and beautiful to watch and listen to.

Don't see it if Maybe my sights were set to high...I expected near wasn't. They tampered with the end via staging (I think & did not like)

During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Cliched, Intelligent, Over written / over acted at times

See it if you have a night free and want to see theater (okay, good not great).

Don't see it if you are expecting a perfect theater experience.

Upper W Side
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Disturbing (in a good way)

See it if Good writing, acting, staging

Don't see it if If you want a feel good show

The Workshop
West Village
Intelligent, Disappointing, Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an unique intimate experience, with a few great performances

Don't see it if don't have patience with a play that should be trimmed and some uneven performances.

Also Show had much promise, but left me disapponted leaving the theater

Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained while professionals displaying their craft seamlessly.

Don't see it if a sequel set in late 1800s with 21st century touches (language, bottle water, therapist's box o'tissues) disturb you. BTW, you'd be wrong.

War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Expected more (script)

See it if you want to enjoy two masterful performances from the leads.

Don't see it if you expect to be blown away by script and songs (lyrics and melodies).

Entertaining, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if If you want a GREAT spectacle it won't disappoint! WOW.

Don't see it if IMO, the spectacle overshadows individual performances.

Also I liked it, but expected to be blown away by performances. I was awed ... Read more Read less

Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are open to new concepts/non-traditional plays or if you know about him already.

Don't see it if You long for traditional plays and will automatically dislike if you don't "get" everything.

Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Absorbing

See it if Wow, it actually lived up to the hype for me. Not sure I've ever said that before. Stellar performances.

Don't see it if Not sure what to might be emotionally draining (but it was in a good way for me).

During previews
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dated

See it if You enjoy a well crafted production - writing, staging, acting, singing I did not expect to enjoy a sung-thru-musical as much as I did!

Don't see it if You truly cannot stand a performance that is all sung. (I thought I would not like but it did not bother me as much as I expected).

The Effect
West Village
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you can tolerate a very slow moving show (at many points) just to see some excellent acting.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate slow story and indulgent staging at times (what was the director thinking? )