James 7109

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I'm a native New Yorker residing in Washington Heights. No matter what the show, I still feel excitement sitting in a theater seat anticipating the show that is about to start.
Reviews (16)
95
Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a clever story with a great message for us all to live by.

Don't see it if musicals about high school kids played by adults is not interesting to you.

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like to just sit back and be entertained by a fun musical and story.

Don't see it if If you don't like movies turned into musicals and predictable moments.

85
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Indulgent, Cliched, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like to be engaged, entertained, and enthralled, but disappointed and disengaged for Part 2

Don't see it if you don't want to see a true honest story told of the experiences of generations of gay men in NYC for Part 1. Part 2 loses the impact.

50
Afterglow
Midtown W
Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you like a one of those low budge gay neflix movies.

Don't see it if you want depth to characterization and the book itself.

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you love the movie and you enjoy Italians singing and dancing. Excellent score and good plot.

Don't see it if you are looking for an innovative musical. Following a traditional musical theater format, the story holds up well.

89
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy clever thought provoking pieces that is skillfully directed.

Don't see it if if you don't want to be reminder of a painful time in history and make connections to the current issues of the day.

Also The piece is well crafted. The experience is as looking a piece of art... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You like to be entertained by an intelligent score that makes you feel and think. You are a fan of Sondheim and want see nuanced performing

Don't see it if Artsy, creative, intelligent theater is not your thing. This is the third Broadway production I've seen of this show and by far the best.

Also Jake Gyllenhaal is mesmerizing as George. Annaleigh Ashley brings humo... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if only for Bette Midler! The score is exciting and combined with Bette brings the house to 4 standing ovations a night

Don't see it if you are looking for an reinvented or innovative Hello Dolly!

80
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like Cher and want to have a good time listening to her music and a surface view of her story.

Don't see it if If you want more depth to Cher's story.

75
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like commentary on modern day definition of racism.

Don't see it if you don't want to be hit over the head with the same message about racism in modern day over and over again in a drawn out second part.

75
Fire and Air
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like the writing of Terrance McNally and you are interested in the history of ballet.

Don't see it if you expecting to really care about the core characters.

50
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like small musicals about dating in NYC, but without any deep reflections or resonance.

Don't see it if it bothers you to see people play mid fifties who look and move way beyond the character's actual ages.

Also The musical lacks insightfulness but is relatable to those who have ev... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to a star turn performance by Andy Karl. Also, if you just want to sit back and have a good time.

Don't see it if You are tired of movies being turned into Broadway musicals and you are not able to suspend your disbelief.

Also Andy Karl is worth your time as you can't keep your eyes off his star ... Read more Read less

69
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are curious about the history of the business of make-up. The divas deliver but the material holds them back. The costumes are dazzling

Don't see it if If you expecting blow out performances by Patti and Christine. The two "11 o'clock" numbers will not get you standing.

Also From other reviews I expected a book that falls short and music that d... Read more Read less

25
The View UpStairs
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like clever set design and enjoy being preached to by one dimensional stereotypical characters. Sparks of creativity that never catch.

Don't see it if You are an intelligent, savvy New York theatergoer who likes clever, intelligent books who would rather infer themes/ideas. Lame book.

Also Although there were moments of creativity, the book and music never al... Read more Read less

0
Hello Dillie!
Midtown E
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