HugoP

Atlanta | 50-64 | Male
About:  dad, theatre-goer, NY/GA/LA based
Reviews (15)
86
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you want a really, really funny night out. It's not a great musical, but the cast is wonderful and the book is pretty hilarious.

Don't see it if You want a great score and memorable musical numbers. The book is the star and so is the magnificent Fontana.

Also The performers, led by Fontana, are fantastic. All deserving of their ... Read more Read less

97
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to re-experience FIDDLER, in a thoughtful, moving and transformative way. I loved this so much.

Don't see it if you just don't want to see classic musicals produced non-traditionally, or if you want spectacle

69
Funny, Intense, Dated

See it if you really like the cast and if you are curious about a play (and a time) worth discussing and remembering.

Don't see it if you are seeking a truly great play...the material itself is just not that strong. But the show deals with themes worth your time.

48
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Wonderful dancing, Indulgent

See it if You love Golden Age Musicals and appreciate it when Broadway stages them with big orchestras, strong voices and great dancers.

Don't see it if You also care about staging, accents (don't ask...), 'chemistry', pacing, consistency.

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if You love musicals about the way we live today; you like contemporary rock music; you like shows like Next to Normal and Spring Awakening

Don't see it if You want a traditional plot with a happy ending; big chorus numbers; lots of dance; a feel-good show

70
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Illuminating, Slow

See it if you can't get enough LuPone and Ebersole...they're great

Don't see it if LuPone and Ebersole are not enough...the show is a beautiful parade of moments but not a fully-realized musical

85
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to see a first-rate acting troupe enact a really compelling moment in history.

Don't see it if you want a Big Broadway Musical, with costumes and singing and dancing....

94
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You believe that even comic musicals can be moving and profound.

Don't see it if If you don't like comedies.

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You enjoyed THE GREAT COMET and other non-traditional, inventively-staged musicals. Also: see it if you love big musical set-pieces.

Don't see it if You are not fascinated by Greek myths and their relevance for today.

Also While I didn't totally connect with this story and these characters, I... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great acting

See it if you are open to challenging, intriguing re-interpretations of Broadway classics, staged with inventiveness and performed by a wonderful cast

Don't see it if you think the classics should always be performed traditionally, and you particularly don't like darker 'takes' on Rodgers and Hammerstein.

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if ...you want some Broadway dazzle with a dose of arsenic -- you love first rate staging and performance -- you love that score

Don't see it if ...you want a strong story and main characters ... you like to be very familiar with the material ahead of time

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You love alt folk, rock, female singer-songwriters; you love the film version; you want a good time; you love musicals in general

Don't see it if You have little patience for small-town America and its cares and concerns; if you have little interest in contemporary fairy tales

85
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want a transporting theatrical experience about the human condition; if you appreciate wonderful performances and well-crafted dialogue.

Don't see it if you want a big, brassy musical, with elaborate dance sequences, huge chorus numbers, Big Moments.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a Big, Classic, Beautiful Broadway Musical, presented by a first-rate team doing first-rate work.

Don't see it if you don't want to revisit Broadway's Golden Age in a completely authentic, un-ironic, gloriously literal way

61
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Underwhelming

See it if you love the KENNEDY CENTER HONORS tributes, where you get to hear great singers do a good job with classic material

Don't see it if You want to get any sense of what Harold Prince contributed to these classic musicals...and if you want to see big production numbers