jed 8006

New Rochelle | 65+ | Male
About:  Recovering Art Director... designed a few B'way windowcards back in the day.
Reviews (69)
75
Exactly what you expect

See it if You like Juke Box musicals or you're a Tina Turner fan. The only real reason to see the show is Adrienne Warren's 10 minute finale.

Don't see it if you hate Juke Box musicals or you're not a fan of Tina Turner.

80
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like relevant and well produced revivals with an excellent ensemble cast

Don't see it if you would prefer more light hearted material.

90
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a juke box musical that actually surpasses the original material. You don't have to be a fan of the album to love this music

Don't see it if you want a traditional book musical.

70
Relevant, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you can stand confrontation about race relations and are genuinely interested .

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with a play that gets up in your face and makes you think.

Also I found all the Yale jokes tiresome. I get it, the whole cast went to ... Read more Read less

79
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Clever, Funny

See it if you can appreciate Macbeth set in a burger joint in PA. Some really good moments and a cast that really works hard.

Don't see it if you are done with bizarre versions of Shakespeare.

65
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic Williams play and Marisa Tomei.

Don't see it if you prefer the play the way Willams wrote it.

Also It felt overly staged. Too many moving parts. All the performers seeme... Read more Read less

70
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Meandering, Well acted, Interesting

See it if you are interested in baseball and racism and the first female professional player. It's well acted by a good cast. Structure meanders.

Don't see it if you like a straight forward narrative.

69
Cliched, Overrated, Great cast

See it if you are a big fan of the Temptations and you enjoy seeing a terrific cast working real hard.

Don't see it if you are tired of the Juke Box Musical format and expect more than a greatest hits concert.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if you want to see a compelling production of this classic. Riveting performances and surprisingly effective choreography.

Don't see it if you want the more traditional production.

55
Disappointing

See it if you have a young child you want to introduce to live theater.

Don't see it if you want grown up entertainment. I'm a fan of the New Victory Theater but this production is not up to their standards.

74
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you liked the movie, because that's what we have here. Nothing new. It's fun with a good cast.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie or want to see something with a little more depth.

68
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Good singing and acting

See it if you loved the movie, and want to see a work in progress with some upside.

Don't see it if you expect a polished finished musical.

Also There are some really good performances and nice set pieces. It needs ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you want to see Nathan Lane in one of his strangest roles. A good cast in this raunchy excursion. A knowledge of Titus Andronicus is advised

Don't see it if you don't like gore and raunchy comedy

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you like revivals or of Cole Porter. Brilliant singing (as always) from Kelli O'Hara. Studio 54 seems a little cramped for this big a show.

Don't see it if you don't care for revivals or just prefer something new.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in political plays or if you are interested in how the anti war movement of the 60's is relevant today. Excellent cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for some escapism.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you like insightful, thought provoking plays with great music as well.

Don't see it if you like effects laden candy floss plays.

40
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like theme park shows about gorillas.

Don't see it if you want good music or an interesting book. Nothing to see here but a big monkey puppet. This show does not deserve to be on Broadway.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you love Cher. See it if you like Las Vegas style musical revues. This is not a book musical.

Don't see it if you don't particularly like Cher or you don't care for the Juke Box musical style.

95
Great singing, Delightful, Masterful

See it if you want to see a wonderful revival of the Lerner and Lowe masterpiece. Brilliant cast, wonderfully staged.

Don't see it if you don't care for traditional musicals lovingly staged.

65
Disappointing, Good singing, Cliched

See it if you are a big disco fan and like juke box musicals

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Donna Summer's music or you are a fan of coherent musical theater

Also The use of narration to hold the story together is weak.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Classic

See it if You like classic musical theater. I saw the show with Bernadette Peters and I can't imagine there has ever been a better Dolly. A fun show!

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

Also I saw it seated in the middle of a high school theater group. I highly... Read more Read less

80
Marlowe's Fate
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy conspiracy theories concerning the bard or just a fan of the era. The play is well acted and well written. Well worth a visit.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or prefer contemporary plays.

85
Great singing, Romantic, Nostalgic

See it if you love classic musicals performed by some of the best on Broadway. It was great to see a show were dance played an important part again.

Don't see it if you are not interested in old school theater.

95
Great acting, Absorbing, Brilliant

See it if you want to see a brilliantly written, conceived, produced and performed piece of theatrical history. Lane and Garfield are perfect!

Don't see it if I can't really think of a reason.

85
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you want a thoughtful, well produced show with music you'll not hear anywhere else on Broadway.

Don't see it if you want razzle dazzle

80
During previews
Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you are a Bob Dylan fan and want to hear great vocal arrangements of his music. Kind of "Our Town" in a boarding house.

Don't see it if you're expecting the typical juke box musical.

Also Yes, the plot is overly complicated and depressing but the music is so... Read more Read less

65
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want a reimagined version. New choreography is quite good as well as the cast.

Don't see it if you loved the classic version.

Also I really wanted to love this. Overall it was disappointing. The projec... Read more Read less

85
Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the music. Solea Pfeiffer and Jason Gotay were wonderful. There was just enough choreography to keep it moving.

Don't see it if you expect a full boat extravagant production.

90
Wonderfully staged, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a great interpretation of classical literature wonderfully staged and directed with a terrific cast. A deserving Best Musical Tony.

Don't see it if you aren't really sure that falsetto is the go to style for a musical.

85
Great cast, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a really enjoyable evening with Groff and Borle and a tremendous cast. A wonderful little show in a wonderful revival.

Don't see it if you are only interested in seeing something new.

87
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want an intelligent adaptation of the book ( not so much the movie). Superb cast and an imperfect Atticus makes it more interesting.

Don't see it if you're looking for escape. It's not that kind of play.

75
During previews
Confusing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if visual splendor and spectacle is your definition of Broadway entertainment.

Don't see it if you expect some sort of narrative that makes sense. It's a confusing mash-up of way too many songs. The movie is better. Watch that.

85
Absorbing, Resonant, Emotional

See it if you want to see a truly emotional and uplifting ensemble show. I saw it on a day when two understudies went in. I didn't matter.

Don't see it if you want a straight book musical with lots of star turns.

80
Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you're a fan of the film–or even if you aren't. Macabre mayhem and fun. One of the best film to musical adaptations! A terrific cast!

Don't see it if you don't like outrageous humor that can be over the top.

80
Quirky, Clever, Funny

See it if you want to see teen angst enthusiastically performed by a terrific cast. Little Shop of Horrors + Evan Hansen=Be More Chill.

Don't see it if new things scare you or you hate fun.

55
Disappointing, Funny

See it if you are interested in all things WWII. James Millard was absolutely the best thing about the show. Should of quit after act 1.

Don't see it if you don't care for manic, slapstick comedy.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want a brilliant reimagining of the classic. Terrific cast in intimate surroundings. refreshingly staged. And, the chili was pretty good

Don't see it if you prefer the traditional full blown version or have the belief a classic show can't be touched.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're a potter fan & you like comedy parodies. Starts slow but gets there.

Don't see it if you are fed up with Harry Potter or don't like parody.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Intelligent

See it if you are a Sondheim fan. It's a nice production of a campus favorite

Don't see it if unless you are a Sondheim fan. Structurally awkward and dark.

80
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like plays about brothers, family and Hollywood. Sam Shepard's intelligent and witty play well performed by a great cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for big spectacle or a traditionally structured play.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a delightful story well told. Excellent performances from Karl and Banks. And, the music was just good enough.

Don't see it if you didn't care for the movie or you want a more innovative show.

85
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of well done juke box musicals and like the music of the 60's and 70's performed by an accomplished cast.

Don't see it if you've never heard of Carol King or hate the juke box musical genre.

Also Everything that is right about "Beautiful" is pretty much everything t... Read more Read less

78
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you'd like a quirky, tuneful musical. You don't have to like the Go Go's or 16th century poetry–but it helps. Surprisingly fun.

Don't see it if you hate 80's pop or the whole idea of juke box musicals.

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you would enjoy a play in same vein as "Noises Off". It was an enjoyable evening with a spirited cast.

Don't see it if You don't like farce.

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like juke box musicals with an excellent high energy cast.

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

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like dazzling stage craft and staging. A slow first act of part one is easily overcome as the play ramps up to the finale.

Don't see it if you despise fantasy or the Wizarding World. or if you're a cranky muggle who doesn't like long plays.

40
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You have eight year old daughter or granddaughter. That's the only reason.

Don't see it if you expect more from Broadway than a blown out Disney on Ice arena show.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like absorbing, well acted plays about the importance of others who are differently abled. The performance of Lauren Ridloff is great!

Don't see it if You are not interested or resentful of others different from yourself.

55
Cliched, Dated, About what you'd expect

See it if you're a Parrot Head, or you find juke box musicals with riduculous books to be your cup of tea.

Don't see it if you're not a Parrot Head, or you don't like that one song Jimmy Buffet wrote.

90
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You're a Sondheim fan or like to see musical theater re-imagined.

Don't see it if you don't like meat pies...

Also I saw the original Broadway production. This version manages to play i... Read more Read less