Isaac22

New York City | Male

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Reviews (35)
86
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you have never seen it before. Took my grandkids and they loved it. In an out in less than 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you are on a budget. Pretty pricey.

85
Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Great family entertainment

Don't see it if No surprises. Straightforward

79
Profound, Intense, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Arbery is a fabulous writer.

Don't see it if 2 hours and 12 intermissionless minutes.

Also All the adjectives used above are true but I did not enjoy it as much ... Read more Read less

69
Relevant, Overrated, Great staging

See it if for a feel-good 9/11 story.

Don't see it if if a memorable score is important to your musical theatre experience.

Also It's certainly watchable with strong performances and great staging. H... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

See it if if you like fabulous storytelling with great writing by a stellar cast. A parable of contemporary politics.

Don't see it if you want light and fluffy. Very intense plot with lots of historical data to process.

Also Actors handle the language very well making the dense plot easily acce... Read more Read less

52
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Tedious, Dizzying

See it if you like pretentious, humorless, overacted comedies about Wagner. Nietzsche and anti-semitism.

Don't see it if you don't like pretentious, humorless, overacted comedies about Wagner. Nietzsche and anti-semitism.

75
Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you know and enjoy the Leiber & Stoller catalog especially "On Broadway", "Stand By Me", "Spanish Harlem", "Hound Dog" and "Bossa Nova".

Don't see it if if you don't.

Also The band was great and so was the singing. Too many mediocre songs tha... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you like great dialogue with great staging. The environment of the play and characters are well drawn.

Don't see it if if you are looking for an engaging plot or a compelling idea to invest in.

Also Characters come and go with no overarching purpose. You begin to inves... Read more Read less

47
Stomp
East Village
Banal, Overrated

See it if If you like endless percussion.

Don't see it if if you can't take more than 5 minutes of percussion. Mind numbing.

75
Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious, Intense, Indulgent

See it if you like intense, edgy, jailhouse characters and terrific performances.

Don't see it if if a thin plot held together by intense repetitive speeches loaded with f bombs wears you out after 2:20 minutes.

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like great acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you need to hear every word. I couldn't hear and therefore understand Condola Rashad.

82
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy thoughtful, meticulously developed, psychological explored characters on stage.

Don't see it if If you need a faster pace and something more for light-hearted or less demanding.

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like political intrigue

Don't see it if unless you want to be disappointed. Had high expectations that were dashed w/in the first 1/2 hr. Only saw pt 1.

88
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Love Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons

Don't see it if rough language puts you off.

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like juke box musical and Carol King. LIke Jersey Boys with cleaner language.

Don't see it if you don't like juke box musicals or Carol King.

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you like Frank Langella and know someone close with old age dementia.

Don't see it if if you want to escape and not look at aspects of your own mortality.

87
Enchanting, Great writing, Profound, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to be challenged. Very deep & profound. Lewis at his best.

Don't see it if want light and fluffy. Very deep play. Sometimes hard to follow. Nof for everyone.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Profound, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Iif you like your religious history delivered with a contemporary twist

Don't see it if If you are in the mood for light and fluffy.

89
During previews
Paradise Lost
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want a terrific theatrical expression of Milton's epic in an accessible, fast-paced 100-minute show with dazzling stagecraft.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a post-modern interpretation of one of the greatest achievements in world literature.

Also It's such an archetypal story that hits deep.

92
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you like to be transported and mesmerized in the theatre. Amazing stagecraft.

Don't see it if if you are bothered by deep and intense religious themes.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like thoughtful, entertaining historical narratives that still resonate and is relevant for today.

Don't see it if thick British accents make it hard to understand some of the dialogue

62
Slow, Intelligent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy Metcalf and Lithgow.

Don't see it if you want real insight into the Clintons.

Also Came in w/ high hopes. The 80-minute show felt long. Never believed I ... Read more Read less

85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Appreciate theatre that deals with religious themes in unusual and provocative ways.

Don't see it if you don't like lots of language. Very intense. Ideas are sometimes hard to follow.

65
During previews
Slow, Intense, Overrated, Great acting, Great staging

See it if for the terrific acting

Don't see it if don't want to see long, complicated plays w/ lots of words, stress and little meaning.

65
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if if you like clever writing and terrific acting.

Don't see it if you were expecting something more than typical post-modern, neo-marxist cliches on white privilege and liberal guilt.

Also The direction was hammy and heavy-handed draining the play's energy an... Read more Read less

70
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you are interested in the work of a promising young playwright and how smart middle school kids process trauma.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the above.

70
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you like the score and choreography.

Don't see it if If you want to think or be intellectually stimulated. It's a extravagant spectacle with a decent, hummable score.

92
Shadowlands
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Profound, Must see, Great writing

See it if if you like great actors in a great ensemble beautifully directed. working off of a great script.

Don't see it if if your looking for a farce or an escapist romp.

Also Came out of the theater feeling like I did when I first saw "It's a Wo... Read more Read less

60
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you like Kevin Kline and Noel Coward. Cobie Smolders and Kate Burton was great. Kline gave a master class.

Don't see it if you don't like an overly long play that keeps repeating itself. The actors ham it with little effect other than to add silliness.

85
The Audience
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you like great acting , staging and Helen Mirren

Don't see it if not interested in British royalty.

60
The Christians
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Interested in shows about religion.

Don't see it if deals in broad strokes; caricatures. The set and sound design had none of the energy that make megachurches attractive. Slowish.

92
For a previous production
Absorbing, Masterful, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if If you are interested in religious conversion stories that are smart and transparent.

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows

71
The Front Page
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if if you like Nathan Lane. He makes the show.

Don't see it if if you have to pay full price.

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if best show I've seen in 10 years.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

84
Clever, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you love Lewis and his clever way of seeing the world thru the devil's eyes. The 2nd half is stronger than first.

Don't see it if you're concerned about intensity & what is primarily a solo play. The 2nd character is a mime who really lightens the storytelling.