Haynes

The Bronx | 50-64 | Male
About:  Avid Theatre Goer
Reviews (138)
95
During previews
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Immersive theatre experience, Sensual aesthetic

See it if you love the language of a people that is ingeniously written & interpreted by a powerful ensemble of actors

Don't see it if you like to be detached from your theatre, don't like jazz/blues,

Also Morisseau is August Wilson-esk in her exploration of Detroit and Ruben... Read more Read less

95
Transfers
West Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You went to a IvyLeague type university, love strong acting and intense writing

Don't see it if you think that the world is living a "kumbaya reality", not ready 2 see Black & Brown kids succeed

90
Vibrant, Great singing, Great dancing, Immersive staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like little mermaid type tales told with a thick Caribbean accent, ready to see wonderfully sung performances

Don't see it if If you don't want to be reminded of classism, racism, colorism, are expecting Lea Salonga to star & can't hang with gender fluid casting

Also While i felt the story was a lil dated, the musical is beautiful all a... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Fiercly intense, Hilarious

See it if you like biting dialogue, AMAZING acting, a beautiful set and are ready to celebrate a relevant play written 50 years ago

Don't see it if you are not interested in the lives, ups and downs of Gay men, offended by public displays of affection and simulated same-sex passion

Also let me start by saying "I wish this play weren't so relevant to the Ga... Read more Read less

89
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You can sit still either on stage or in the audience for 3hrs, want to see an ensemble cast of actors you've seen in movies and TV rock live

Don't see it if want to think about mental illness and how the world is effected by it

Also run b4 it closes this week

79
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Funny, Slow

See it if U like Shaw, are ready to see Condola's 4th Tony nominated performance, like a great ensemble of actors, like dialogue and not much action

Don't see it if you want complicated sets, need to be on your way home 1 1/2hrs after you arrive at the theatre

Also i rarely read the other reviews b4 i score a show, but the low rating ... Read more Read less

79
Inventive staging, No thought fun, Clever, Delightful

See it if you want to totally veg-out on fun dancing and singing. Talented cast and musicians

Don't see it if you are looking for a serious bway musical - this is not West Side Story or Hamilton

79
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great musicians

See it if You like rock music and enjoyed the movie - want to see talented young people play instruments live

Don't see it if You don't like loud obnoxious adults and cutey kids

Also I didn't know the movie and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed th... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Intelligent, Heartwarming, Incredible singing, Inspirational

See it if You like TONY winning performances - can stand not seeing the TONY winning actors - laugh and cry at touching situations

Don't see it if you're too close to a recent suicide

Also all I knew was that this was about social media - with only 8 actors -... Read more Read less

86
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Touching

See it if you like immigrant family drama, i laughed and cried through the whole play

Don't see it if jaded about the immigrant experience

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Beautiful

See it if you want to see what might be Ms LuPone's last Bway musical, you like costume, set musicals

Don't see it if you're a chauvinist and looking for a musical that will change your life

89
Bandstand
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Incredible choreography

See it if you like great dancing and a good heartfelt song or two

Don't see it if your expecting more Hamilton hip-hop choreography, have PTSD and war flashbacks too much 4 you to handle

75
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky

See it if you like short provocative plays

Don't see it if you don't like conflict, looking 4 escapism

89
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Emotional

See it if you like poignant plays about race and the working class. I laughed, cried, got angry and mad all within 2 hrs

Don't see it if you are looking for light hearted escape theatre

89
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing

See it if you Love Hamilton, enjoyed Forbidden Bway and can't get enough of everything Bway

Don't see it if you are over the sensation that is Hamilton - haven't listen to the cast album or seen the musical or anything else on Bway

87
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You know the "A Doll's House" story and like independent women & great acting - this is ALL about the acting

Don't see it if you are a chauvinist, have a closed mind

77
Ambitious, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you like me love Diane Wiest - you know that Beckett is going to be an esoteric night at the theatre

Don't see it if you have to have a linear story line

94
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Clever, Riveting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like intense drama and don't mind 3hrs of theatre - the acting is superb and i was enthralled the entire time - read the lobby book B4

Don't see it if if you like 1 act 90 min no intermission plays so you can get home early

69
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Mildly funny, Operatic

See it if you like opera - farce

Don't see it if you do't like reading opera subtitles, expecting real comedy

80
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if you have an open mind to new interpretations of a classic

Don't see it if you are set on traditional portrayals of classic theatre - can't sit still for 2 hrs without an intermission

Also this play has been revived several times over the past 10 years - this... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Refreshing, Must see

See it if you like theatre and have seen it on both sides of the pond

Don't see it if you are expecting to see just block-buster musicals

95
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you've seen other August Wilson plays this is one on the finest - this ensemble cast is fantastic - it's like listening 2 the blues

Don't see it if you don't like well written and heartfelt plays that are timeless, pull at your heart-strings while making you laugh and think

79
American Psycho
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Kitchy, Great staging

See it if you like seeing a Hot male lead sing and dance in his tighty whities

Don't see it if if you loved the movie and expecting a horror show

85
Exquisite, A-m-a-z-i-n-g acting, Masterful, True classic

See it if you love O'Neill and can sit through 3 1/2 hrs of incredible acting

Don't see it if if you have to check your phone every 3 mins

80
Blackbird
Midtown W
Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Icky-hard

See it if you are ready to see Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels act their buts off

Don't see it if you have a problem with rape and pedophilia

89
During previews
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if you like great ensemble cast, don't mind irresolution, ready to really LOL, celebrate diversity of view-point, cast and story

Don't see it if hearing the "F-bomb" upsets you, loud audience responses, mainly laughter upsets you, need your theatre wrapped-up in a nice neat bow

Also I went because Phylicia Rashad directed, and was knocked off my seat b... Read more Read less

95
Harry Clarke
West Village
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You wanna be captivated by one fine actor working his craft to the Nth degree - Hurry B4 it closes

Don't see it if your easily confused when one actor switches accents and mannerisms to denote different characters

80
Great singing, A cornucopia of disco, Entertaining, Innovative projection technology

See it if You wanna enJOY Disco Music in a 100 min night at the theatre, you can ignore the ratchet critic's mis-the-mark reviews

Don't see it if you are expecting a Life-Time movie live were the "story" is the driving force, can't look past a few cliches and bad jokes

Also So SpongeBob SquarePants got 12 TONY Nominations and while it was a Fu... Read more Read less

69
Corny, Entertaining, Cliché, Groupie heaven

See it if You know and love Jimmy Buffett catalogue, can sit thru mindless energetic music

Don't see it if you are excepting anything deep, while the singing is good the story is sooooo Cliché Filled

Also Spoiler ALERT - is the release of beach balls at the curtain call a th... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Platitudinous

See it if You are a fan of O'Neil, ready to spend 4hrs in the theatre, Love Denzel, &can appreciate a play that's not really about alot

Don't see it if you have no desire to sit thru 4hrs of talk, talk, talk about drunkenness, pipe dreams and wasted lives, are offended by the "N"-word

Also I have seen this play 4 times b4 and with each viewing I enJOY it more... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Dated, Great singing, Great dancing/choreography, Slow

See it if Like me you are a theatre geek that sees everything, the ballet sequences are superb and Henry, Fleming and Mendez are in fine voice.

Don't see it if you're not ready for an old-time musical, the story isn't really engaging, want 2 hear Jessie Mueller's wonderful voice, she's underutilized

95
During previews
Wonderful performances, Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You are an Albee fan and ready to think a little while watching phenomenal actresses enJOY their work - Ms Jackson and Metcalf are amazing

Don't see it if you want to escape - not think - and have no interest in women's issues, that in my opinion are universal

Also Joe Mantello's direction and the inventive set design are not to be mi... Read more Read less

79
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if You like great singing, non-traditional casting and the show stopping numbers from many a musical

Don't see it if You don't like musicals - need a plot and what to see something fresh

75
Advant-garde, Interesting use of music & light, Engrossing acting, Clever mininal staging

See it if you are open to listing and experiencing the themes of DOAS in a fascinating manner

Don't see it if you Love Arthur Miller's Pulitzer-winning drama and are expecting a Str8 forward interpretation of the script

90
Entertaining, Wonderful costumes, Amazing sets, Huge talented cast

See it if You want JOY JOY JOY - Bette Midler is having so much fun - and the cast of thousands around her is great

Don't see it if i actually can't think of a reason

Also UPDATED for Donna Murphy - what a different performance - I mean Bette... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, In-ur-face immersive, Intense

See it if you like different theatre experiences

Don't see it if you are expecting Sweeney Todd the "Musical" while both Mr Lewis & Ms Carmello have amazing voices the production's about acting & comedy

Also I thoroughly enJOYed the Harrington's Pie Shop experience - the Meat a... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Incredible acting, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are Woke and what to really FEEL the Black experience of Life in america

Don't see it if your racist and can only see yourself in characters that look like you

Also Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dominique Morisseau, though none of th... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like musical farce

Don't see it if overly sensitive about race

78
Clever, Funny, Dated, Quirky

See it if you like slap-stick and Michael Uri - theatre on a shoe string budget

Don't see it if you only like Big production musicals and plays - get confused by multiple actors playing multiple parts

90
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Beautiful set, Great acting

See it if you like comedic farce - well acted and total escape - there is no redeeming factors to make you think about the world 2day, Kevin Kline FAB

Don't see it if You overthink everything - prudish and have to have a "meaning" for attending The Theatre

90
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like period pieces that still hold true - great sets, costumes and acting - of course seeing a Tony winner adds a lil sweetness

Don't see it if Women dominated plays - deep southern values - yes they say "niggra"

70
Clever, High energy

See it if you loved the movie and what to see the clever way they continue to show the same day

Don't see it if if you are expecting to leave a 2 1/2hr musical singing the music

91
Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing, Fun

See it if You like new music and non-traditional casting and staging - best to sit in mez or above

Don't see it if you like traditional musical and need a clear story - don't like experimental theatre

Also UPDATED for Okieriete “Oak” Onaodowan - forget all the talk of racism ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Edgy

See it if you didn't see it off Bway and enjoy back story to always a bridesmaid never a bride told from Gay man's perspective

Don't see it if don't like light comedy with a lil tell tale dramatic scenes thrown in for good measure - you're homophobic

Also i liked his both on and off Bway - glad it's in a small house as it is... Read more Read less

79
The Present
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like Star vehicles

Don't see it if don't like Chekhov

52
Disappointing, Entertaining, Overacted

See it if you like made for TV movies about "Split" personalities, with nice music

Don't see it if you are expecting Asian actors, themes or influences, given the creative team

Also this is a line from the promotional materials "The intoxicating questi... Read more Read less

98
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Dazzeling, A-m-a-z-i-n-g dancing, Must see, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You can't get tkts to Hamilton and you wanna see the 2nd best thing on Bway

Don't see it if you don't like old fashion musicals

81
A Doll's House
Brooklyn
Riveting, Intense, Great staging, Superb acting

See it if ready to have the acting blow your socks off

Don't see it if your a misogynist with a short attention spand

90
Daphne's Dive
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if you like real drama that makes t=you laugh and cry while it deals with real life issues

Don't see it if want to escape

89
Entertaining, Haunting, Resonant, Deep

See it if you like intelligent drama that makes you think and Love Frank Langella who is phenomenal

Don't see it if you like to veg out and not pay attention - very close to an alzheimer's patient