Long Valley | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (21)
Profound, Exquisite, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to be thinking about it long after you’ve seen it, and it still breaks your heart. You like internalized story telling

Don't see it if You want boy gets, loses, gets girl musicals, with the big clinch at the end as the score soars & the curtain falls, or you want pizazz

Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Like well written, nicely acted, intelligently directed thought provoking play combining historical facts with well drawn characters

Don't see it if If you don't have an interest in international politics, you don't want to pay close attention, you don't enjoy multi layered stories

Funny, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a musical comedy with the emphasis on comedy. If you enjoy a well told story with lots of stage antics and a talented Andy Karl

Don't see it if You prefer a show with a memorable score, if you prefer a dramatically themed musical, if you don't enjoy screwball comedy,

During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Ambitious, Mediocre

See it if You are a HUGE Wallace Shawn fan, if you have a dystopian view of the world in general ( who doesn't),and theatre specifically,

Don't see it if If you prefer an easily comprehended plot and structure and a tidy denouement, or you aren't willing to work hard ( too hard? ) at meanin

Riveting, Must see, Intelligent, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a thought provoking musical with an intelligent book and score and breakthrough performance

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are relevant, with less than happy endings.

Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy thought provoking musicals that delve into interpersonal relationships, and particularly if you enjoy Sondheimesque music lyrics

Don't see it if You prefer musical comedies that have familiar tunes, showy choreography , and splashy sets. Holiday Inn it's not

Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like stories about Broadway history, Black history, shows like After Midnight, Ain't Misbehavin

Don't see it if If you want a Disnesque experience, or want a happy ending

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Disney musicals, you're taking a child to the theatre, you like a traditional musical with splashy sets costumes and choreography

Don't see it if Sondheim is your idea of a good musical

The Humans
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a contemporary drama , excellent acting, and stories that resonate

Don't see it if You like your dramatic plays to be wrapped up all neat and tidy in the end

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You like your musicals to be moving , thought provoking, emotional

Don't see it if Razzle dazzle, splashy sets and big musical numbers are what you are after

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if are from the planet Earth ! This show speaks to everyone !

Don't see it if .... I honestly can't discourage anyone from this show

During previews
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You like challenging plots with strong exposition,& thought provoking ideas. If you liked Oslo or Disgraced. If you enjoy strong ensembles

Don't see it if Character driven plays are your thing, if you have no interest in economics, if talking suits put you off

War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see 2 great performers making the most of poorly structured story or you're a Frankel fan. Lupone & Ebersole rise above

Don't see it if You want a traditional song dance musical, you've no interest in feminism, 20th century bio's, you prefer carefully plotted book,

Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Enchanting, Must see

See it if You enjoy a star driven golden age musical with classic score , great staging, A lead with PRESENCE, a cast packed with talent, great design

Don't see it if You are a Carol Channing loyalist and don't think anyone can match her in Dolly. That describes me but I loved the revival. So go anyway

The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You think Cate Blanchett can do no wrong, if you are a Chekov groupie, you appreciate a slow build up of plot & structure .

Don't see it if If you prefer a well structured exposition of plot and character, if you don't want the challenge of determining characters relationships.

During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy revivals , Sutton Foster , Encores at City Center, a new interpretation of a good not great 60's musical. Superior cast and ensem

Don't see it if If you want splashy design values , you don't like to explore the Golden Age of Bway, you are looking for contemporary themes,

Also Thought the all girl orchestra was a nice nod to Cabaret . Both of whi... Read more Read less

The Encounter
Midtown W
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You enjoy one man shows that offer great storytelling with multi layered and highly nuanced subtexts on civilization , language, materialism

Don't see it if You don't enjoy non commercial, non traditional Broadway fare, or you want cookie cutter theatre. If you want traditional design elements

Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Must see, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a. Classic romantic tale set to music, with great music and design elements. Also good if it's your first musical.

Don't see it if You want something serious, deep , and thought provoking.

Great writing, Great staging, Romantic, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy romantic musicals, musicals from " the golden age", with the requisite music, lyrics, acting, , staining, and design

Don't see it if You want edgy avant grade musicals

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You love great acting, writing , and directing. See it if you are drawn to complex characters, and stories about how people fail themselve

Don't see it if You don't want to invest yourself in a challenging story that runs close to four hours.

Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You love musicals from " the Golden Age Of Musicals"

Don't see it if You are looking for edgy theatre, or theatrical spectacle