HughEpton

New York City | Male

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Reviews (27)
79
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A must see for heavy metal fans. Engaging, funny, fast moving, good singing and dancing. Good music. Audience loved it. Lot of fun

Don't see it if Hate heavy metal but even then you may be drawn in by all the fun the audience is having. Very professional cast

77
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Clever, Absorbing

See it if A feminist revenge retooling of Dracula which is mostly successful and certainly appropriate in the Me Too era. Sometimes funny.

Don't see it if Not for sexists and purists who resent reinterpretations of classics. A bit too long and dragged some at the end

78
Refreshing, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if A solid traditional family drama. The lead actress is very, very good and helps make this an engaging play. Unusual that she is lesbian

Don't see it if If you don't like well written traditional plays with African American lesbian heroines

69
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if If you want to see another play where someone returns home after many years away and his problems in readjusting

Don't see it if Tired of the same old story. Nothing special or engaging about this version

80
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if Interested in Irish plays and the history of Irish theater. Appreciate good acting

Don't see it if Very small stage and production so if that bother's you avoid this. Not interested in Irish theater don't like Irish accents

81
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if A top notch off Broadway production of a classic show. Well acted and sung. Funny. Helps if you like Meredith Wilson

Don't see it if Don't like classic musicals or Meredith Wilson or smaller scale productions of big musicals

70
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if Fans of Chekov and Tolstoy only. Nice production values. Chekov was the better of the two

Don't see it if If you're expecting an enlivened interpretation. Tolstoy is heavy handle fable. Spotty acting

90
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Clever, witty writing. Amusing characterizations, Accomplished character delineation Talented actor Fun show

Don't see it if Humor is entirely gay so if you don't appreciate that you won't like this show.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Bright, silly, fun musical. Great costumes good music Audience loved it

Don't see it if Not in the mood for silly fun. Not know what emojis are

74
Blue Man Group
East Village
Dizzying, Funny, Clever

See it if You Like loud, aggressive shows. The concept was clever but the bright strobes and loud noise hurt my enjoyment

Don't see it if Loud sound and bright strobes

79
Beyond Babel
West Village
Edgy, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if Very energetic modern dance. Dancers very good. Audience was super enthusiastic

Don't see it if A little long for a dance piece and a little repetitious. A little bored by the end. Wonder if some in the audience knew the performers

90
During previews
Edgy, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Overlapping dialogue causes some confusion at first. But it all becomes clear. Difficult but well worth the effort. Innovative, novel

Don't see it if If you're not willing to pay close attention and be patient. Difficult and confusing at first so may put some off. Serious

85
A Hunger Artist
East Village
Edgy, Clever

See it if If you like strange one man shows based on classic literature. Performer was talented. Show crept up on you

Don't see it if If you are easily bored and/or have short attention spoan

98
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if When I saw this show it was helped enormously by having the lead played by an age appropriate actor. It made his problems and the show real

Don't see it if You want to see a silly musical comedy

78
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if This is a very heart felt play about the immigration crisis and how families are broken up. The subject is important timely eye opening

Don't see it if The sometimes mediocre acting and script issues could be ignored because of the great importance of the subject and its current relevance

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever

See it if Well performed. Interesting idea. Character vivid. It held your attention

Don't see it if Tired of one person shows. There are so many of them now and this is not one of the best

98
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if One of the best, most emotionally resonant musical I've seen in years. Thrilling score and lyrics beautifully sung. Musicals don't better

Don't see it if Only if you hate musicals and even then you'll like this

94
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if One of the best staged shows I've ever seen. Totally mesmerizing and theatrical. Great reworking of classic Medea. Awesome night

Don't see it if Don't like edgy, radical reworking of classics

71
Incantata
Chelsea
Insipid, Hard to get involved in, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Ambitious reading of a poem. Very difficult but has substance

Don't see it if Don't like poetry, one man shows, difficult to become engaged in shows

79
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Dated, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like solid, old fashioned, well acted well made plays. A typical family drama

Don't see it if Are tired of old fashioned plays. A little strained and tired. Despite the current subplots of gay porn, it's basically a family drama

69
Disappointing

See it if Really like the movie it's based on

Don't see it if This show just didn't work for me. Boring songs by the usually good Duncan Sheik. Unfunny parody

70
Entertaining, Funny

See it if Old fashioned sit com with sexed up remarks. Extremely well acted. Makes the clichés come to life and the characters seem real

Don't see it if Jokes about seniors having sex. Contrived sit com situation and jokes

86
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Edgy, Dizzying, Funny, Clever

See it if Clever idea and the actor really did seem drunk and behaved in a drunk manner. The play was of secondary importance. Audience loved it.

Don't see it if Strict lover of Shakespeare. Don't like watching drunk behavior

77
Entertaining, Clever

See it if One guy covering songs which shaped baby boomers life. Song selection was extensive. Some worked better than others.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in baby boomer songs. Got a little boring.

88
Paradise Lost
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A very interesting and easily understood version of the Milton poem. Good acting. Not in verse. Good production values for little theater

Don't see it if Not interested in Adam and Eve story.

90
Exquisite, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Charles Busch is very funny performer. He keeps his dignity and pride despite being in the most demeaning situations

Don't see it if If you don't like drag

92
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Edgy, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Very absorbing melodrama. Realistic characters and situations. Nice connection to Howard's End

Don't see it if You're prudish or homophobic