Ian 8203

Chelsea | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (24)
71
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Overrated, Refreshing, Clever

See it if You are a die hard fan of the show or like interesting stripped down takes on classics

Don't see it if You haven’t seen Fiddler before or expect great singing (I saw an understudy for Tevye). The location of the supertitles was challenging

68
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Unfulfilled, Slow at times, Unsatisfying, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You are a baseball fan or appreciate ambitious plays dealing with themes of race and gender even if the ambition is ultimately unfulfilled

Don't see it if You don’t care about baseball or you dislike plays when characters are not well developed.

65
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Dated, Disappointing, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you admire of John Guare and want want to see his lesser works) or don't mind muddled plays if the direction has flair.

Don't see it if You like your theater realistic and coherent (this play has everything from appearances by Jorge Luis Borges to stylized demonic children)

86
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like top notch revivals of classic musicals and you value exquisite singing and/or choreography.

Don't see it if You don’t like revisals of the original versions of musicals (even if they improve on a dated script).

82
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if (1) you want to see a power house performance by Ethan Hawke, (2) if you are interested in contemporary American dramas and black comedies

Don't see it if You have trouble appreciating ‘meta’ entertainment.

78
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a Stockard Channing or Hugh Dancy fan (each is wonderful) or enjoy contemporary dramas

Don't see it if You prefer high-minded, weighty dramas.

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You are a fan of Janet McTeer, or know a lot about Sarah Bernhardt and are well versed in Hamlet.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Bernhardt and/or are not versed in Hamlet because the play assumes a lot of knowledge of both

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Profound, Quirky

See it if See it if (a) you are are interested in innovative staging and/or (b) you are skeptical/jaded about a post 9/11 musical.

Don't see it if You like traditional broadway musicals with hummable songs, large casts and extravagant sets and costumes

75
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like innovative revivals of good (but not great) musicals.

Don't see it if You don’t like theater in the round or haven’t listened to the score before hand.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience the pure joy of a resplendent revival.

Don't see it if You hate “old fashion” musicals with a passion.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Even if you are skeptical that the play will still be relevant

Don't see it if You believe every play about gay characters has to represent an idealized view of gay life.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if Anyone interested in the future of the musicals and the past and future of this country and anyone who claims to not like musicals.

Don't see it if You only like old style trivial musical comedies.

69
All My Sons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Schizophrenic, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You are a die hard Miller fan, a fan of Annette Bening (she is the best thing about it) or if you like your revivals to be museum pieces

Don't see it if You like fresh takes on revivals or coherent acting (each seemed to be acting in a different play).

75
Overrated, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like easy plays that pander to their audiences.

Don't see it if You love the book and the charm of seeing the world through Scout’s eyes. By dispensing with this structure, The play becomes heavy handed.

66
During previews
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Relevant

See it if You know and love Oklahoma! but think it might be dated and you want to see one production's take on making it relevant.

Don't see it if You haven't seen Oklahoma! before, dislike navel gazing direction or prefer resplendent and lush productions.

77
Quirky, Edgy, Dated, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are a Sondheim fan, a Merrily fan and/or a fan of revisals since it is a permutation of Merrily that has not been seen before.

Don't see it if You like big conventional musicals or if you have seen (or have an idea of what is) the quintessential production of Merrily.

75
Disappointing, Clever, Funny, Slow

See it if You are a millennial. Or if you want a mash up of footloose and hairspray.

Don't see it if You don’t like satire that turns cliched and treacly.

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of Laura Benanti

Don't see it if You don’t like Act II of MFL (in this production it is lugubrious) or dislike hammy performances (Norbert Leo Butz)

79
Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thin

See it if You are a fan of Elaine May since she gives a bravura performance

Don't see it if You like a plot driven play since the play is more a portrait of a deteriorating mind than a conventional narrative

73
Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like want want to support innovative, mature musicals.

Don't see it if You like musicals with large casts, lots of dancing and having action-filled plots

30
Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You are a sheep who likes to follow the crowd.

Don't see it if You don’t like overrated musicals that are incoherent and banal.

20
Skintight
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You love Josh Harmon plays and want to see all of his work.

Don't see it if You love Josh Harmon plays but don’t want to see his worst work.

Also I loved Bad Jews, Significant Other and Admissions. I hated Skintight ... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You’ve seen the movies and know lots of Potterlore

Don't see it if If you have no interest in potterlore

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Extraordinarily moving.

Don't see it if You don’t like a show that purports to address serious issues but then wraps it up in a shiny red bow with all issues resolved.