Jake L 6068

The Bronx | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (68)
90
Make Believe
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if looking for an engaging, fresh one act focused on young siblings growing up too soon & the effect that makes on their adult lives.

Don't see it if you cannot handle young actors portraying both light hearted & dark adult situations.

Also The talent in this production is stellar all around. The playwright's ... Read more Read less

98
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if looking for something for teens staring an amazingly talented teenager. Also has great lighting. Be prepared to cry!

Don't see it if the topic of suicide is hard for you. Otherwise there's no reason not to see this show with it's great message & truely talented cast.

82
Entertaining, Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting

See it if looking for a contemporary and abstract take of this historical classic with great acting and vocal performances

Don't see it if wanting to see a traditional large scale adaptation or something heavy in technical aspects

76
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated, Banal

See it if You want to see Kelli sing live or an excellent rendition of Too Darn Hot.

Don't see it if You are a fan of the last revival. This one sadly missed a lot of opportunities to show off a strong, independent female character.

Also Usually Roundabout does great work, but overall this production was no... Read more Read less

85
During previews
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Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if you are curious in even the slightest bit by BDSM or were a fan of the playwright's previous piece Afterglow.

Don't see it if the intense sexual themes are too much for you or are opposed to LGBTQ+ characters and topics.

Also The scenic designer knocked it out on this production. It is well supp... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if Looking for a heavily and well executed tech in a small space or into dark end of days themes with political undertones

Don't see it if Looking for something happy, fun or classic in presentation

94
During previews
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Epic

See it if a fan of the movie or looking for something amazing in the tech department. Talented cast delivers an entertaining and fun performance.

Don't see it if if you weren't a fan a the movie or have kids under 9.

Also Saw this in previews. While it was a solid production there are a few ... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Refreshing, Resonant, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are or have someone under 18. Great lighting. Ensemble rocks....yet another reason to add this category to the Tonys

Don't see it if Honestly I can't see a reason why not to see this show. We all had at least one moment in high school that made us wish for a squip.

74
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Ambitious, Dated, Cliched

See it if You have any interest in puppetry or technical theatre. Open number is well choreographed and the lead has a great voice.

Don't see it if expecting the next blockbuster musical. It's the same story with a few (not enough really) songs added. But Kong is worth an $80 ticket.

88
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Cher, Stephanie (or just a queen). As for jukebox musicals go, this one is much better than your average production

Don't see it if you don’t like Cher or are looking for substance, not fluff

89
Bleach
Brooklyn
Great acting, Edgy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if you want to experience an out of the box theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by nudity, explicit language and/or gay themes.

Also venue is only one block off the L train making it an extremely accessi... Read more Read less

89
Kink Haus
East Village
Great dancing, Intense, Refreshing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if wanting an experience filled with neon colors and modern dance choreography - brilliantly executed by a talented (& HOT!!!) young cast

Don't see it if adverse to loud club music, nudity or themes of domestic abuse or that are LGBTQ inclusive

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Great singing

See it if A fan of Tina Fey or the movie, have young kids needing to be taught any of the great themes delivered by this production.

Don't see it if Campy teenage drama is not your thing.

78
Great singing, Resonant, Slow, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if If a fan of Donna Summer or searching for a show with a strong female presence. Is also educational regarding title character's life.

Don't see it if If anti disco era music or jukebox musicals

94
Distorted Diznee
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Edgy, Funny

See it if Looking to experience a classic drag show with some of the most talented queens NYC has to offer.

Don't see it if If the idea of drag queens reading your favorite childhood Disney movies is unappealing to you.

78
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You are part of the over 50 crowd.

Don't see it if Looking for more than a typical jukebox musical.

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Quirky, Funny

See it if Looking to entertain kids age 8-13. Great and talented cast.

Don't see it if You have no clue what this is based on.

98
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if This one holds a place dear to my heart, so I'm biases. Also, given the social climate these days a lesson can be learned by all in 1.5 hr

Don't see it if Just go...go, go, GO! Amazing new talent performing alongside seasoned performers.

91
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You have never seen ot as it closes soon. Company is well rounded talent wise. Also very impressive scenic elements.

Don't see it if You are in no mood for a historical opera or under the age of 11 or 12.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging

See it if Looking for a classic Disney theatrical experience

Don't see it if There really is no reason not to, unless not in the mood for a family show

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Intense, Edgy

See it if Wanting to experience theatre like you never have before

Don't see it if If you have issues with immersive experienceels, nudity or walking (including stairs) for up to 3 hours

74
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Raunchy, Edgy, Great writing

See it if A fan of the music or show in general

Don't see it if Wanting to see a fully staged production (this is more of a concert presentation)

95
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Wanting to see Sesame Street for adults (pg 13)

Don't see it if Looking for a kid friendly show or are easily offended by anything

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Looking for a classic show as it was meant to be seen, in a classic presentation

Don't see it if Wanting a contemporary show with the most up-to-date tricks of the trade

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful, Clever, Great acting

See it if You ever wanted to see what a “chick flick" musical is truly ment to look and feel like.

Don't see it if Looking for something light hearted, this is surprisingly real as it deals with difficult subject matters.

84
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if wanting a contemporary update of the movie's score, a fan of a cast member or want something light requiring little thought on your part.

Don't see it if you are obsessed with the movie & looking for a carbon copy performance in both plot & score or wanting something deep/thought provoking.

Also The acting overall was great minus the occasional disconnect between A... Read more Read less

79
Slow, Dated, Great singing, Banal, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of the music or looking for an semi educational, classic jukebox musical

Don't see it if looking something fun/up lifting or a strong vibrant design

87
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Looking for a drama dealing with the aftermath of loss and conflicting life view points

Don't see it if Looking for something upbeat

90
Relevant, Great staging, Epic, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if Looking for a non-traditional style if music or for the great lighting design. Great set as well.

Don't see it if Not a fan of an operatic stylistic musical or Greek mythology.

90
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Great writing

See it if looking for a feel good show that encompasses a contemporary historical event everyone over 30 has when reliving that day

Don't see it if you still have strong negative feelings about the subject matter, though this production would make a good step in moving forward.

96
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie or love drag. Amazingly talented cast throughout. Excellent modernization and adaptation of the original movie.

Don't see it if you are a diehard fan obsessed with the movie. The writing is excellent, none of the one liners are used but are paraphrased really closely.

Also Saw this in previews and would not change a thing. Amazing production ... Read more Read less

73
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Cliched, Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Slow

See it if You ever wondered what a Scream/Bring It On mash up would look like. Amazing tech all around for Off-Broadway standards.

Don't see it if Plot is what you are looking for...while well executed the book could use a little more of both movies it draws inspiration from.

77
Dated, Entertaining, Fluffy, Slow, Great staging

See it if A sucker for a classic. Scenic elements were well done. Amazing singing by all.

Don't see it if Excepting an update. True it has been modernized, but they could have pushed the envelope a bit more given the times.

87
Cliched, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if Searching for a fresh/high energy production with an excellent message so needed in today's social climate. Amazing dancing!

Don't see it if Wanting a flashy/high tech production, light/scenic elements are simple, but in a way all for the better as you then focus on the story more

Also Because of its message everyone should go see this whether or not you ... Read more Read less

95
Great writing, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you’re an HP fan, interested in simple yet outstanding technical effects or just looking to escape reality for a day (or two nights)

Don't see it if even if you are not a fan of the franchise this is a must see

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Quirky, Epic

See it if you have any interest in tech, scenic design or a lesson on how to act bad well.

Don't see it if you find plot or writing to be the most important aspects of a production.

79
Cliched, Great singing, Slow, Dated, Romantic

See it if A fan a the movie or one of the talented cast members.

Don't see it if Wanting to see something edgy or ***SPOILER*** hoping to hear the iconic song.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Looking for a fresh, modern show that is not an atypical jukebox musical. Forum meets 12th night with fun for the whole family, A MUST SEE!

Don't see it if You find old English distracting or are easily offend by modern day liberal ideals

98
Inferno A-Go-Go
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if A fan of Drag Race and want to know what it's like to see an all star of a queen perform before your very eyes

Don't see it if Just go, it's fun and even educational too

100
Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Intense

See it if Everyone should just go, however only if above the age of 16

Don't see it if Just go, even if u disagree w/ themes...not for everyone. But have an open mind & chances are you'll leave seeing the world through new eyes

95
Afterglow
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting

See it if Searching for a show that will make you think & provoke conversation amongst your group be it part of the LGBTQ+ community or not.

Don't see it if adverse to gay themes or full nudity. Also, not for those under 15 years of age.

87
Entertaining, Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You have young kids. Show is very quickly paced so their focus will be kept

Don't see it if Closes this weekend so go see it.

80
Cliched, Dated, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if Looking for an outing, perfect for the whole family and as a way to kick of the holiday season. The tour beforehand was more riveting.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with large crowds or have children under 3 years of age.

94
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see the show that ushered in contemporary musical theatre as known today

Don't see it if Everyone needs to see this one at least once

91
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see

See it if Wanting to see a contemporary classic that altered theatre history for the better

Don't see it if If early offended by language or this particular subject matter

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if Fan of the movie and looking for something to excite your teen

Don't see it if Expecting a traditional Webber score

85
Clever, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if Looking for a jukebox musical with substance

Don't see it if Not a fan of jukebox musicals

94
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if Searching for a fresh take on a childhood classic. Finally, new material lives up to the original

Don't see it if Looking for a heavy or non-family friendly show

93
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great writing, Epic, Masterful, Dated

See it if A must see for its orchestrations and those bringing them to life

Don't see it if Seeking something fun or of high comedy. Also, would avoid taking anyone under 11 or 12 yo.

95
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Must see, Funny

See it if You have never read or seen the original.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show.