JH1985

Belleville | 25-34 | Male
About:  First Broadway show I saw was BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Palace Theatre in 1995. Countless plays and musicals since, on Broadway (434 different productions and counting), Off-Broadway, and Off-Off, as well as touring, regional, and international productions. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (23)
60
During previews
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Midtown W
Predictable, Slow, Edgy, Interesting, Cliched

See it if you're interested in a show that explores non-traditional relationships & BDSM culture. Fantastic lighting design.

Don't see it if you're looking for a smart show that explores non-traditional relationships & BDSM culture. Slow pacing; most performances with no urgency.

Also Saw a preview with intermission.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want brilliant writing, brilliant staging, brilliant acting, and brilliant craft. There's so much joy and humanity in this play. Bravo!

Don't see it if you consider 3+ hours "too long" — it's worth every minute and every penny!

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Good dancing, Fluffy, Sultry

See it if you like sexy dance productions. When it's inventive, it really shines.

Don't see it if bare-assed efforts offend you. Execution was a bit clunky compared to other XIVs. This also had less tricks, more or less the same thrill.

100
Masterful, Resonant, Riveting, Epic, Great acting

See it if you’re looking for The Great American Play of and for our times. Mr. Garfield leads a superb cast; brilliantly-staged production. ⭐️⭐⭐️⭐⭐️

Don't see it if you feel like you can’t enjoy a two-part, almost-eight-hour epic. Don’t let this stop you. Please, I beg you!

Also Ever heard of that dinner question, “what would your last meal on eart... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Relevant, Honest, Thought-provoking, Underrated

See it if you like a quiet and honest story. Amazing Lauren Ridloff, in a role that’s rarely showcased let alone written for the mainstage.

Don't see it if you don’t care for traditional storylines and very simple sets.

83
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Clever

See it if you like to laugh. A masterful comedy! The ensemble is superb and the set is a great featured role. You get what you expect, and more.

Don't see it if you have heart problems. Didn't realize comedy can be so intense and suspenseful.

99
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to experience musical comedy heaven. Brava Bette Midler! The whole cast is sublime. How can you resist this? Do anything to see it.

Don't see it if want to be bored. Let's be honest.

55
The Battles
West Village
Great singing, Banal, Ambitious, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you want to see a show in its early stages. Joel Perez shines! The music themes can be repetitive, but some are catchy.

Don't see it if you are homophobic. The book needs a lot more tightening, and the lyrics a lot of polishing. I wish them all the best!

89
During previews
Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you enjoy a classic story and some classic tunes that's renewed for a modern audience!

Don't see it if you don't like cheesy, old-fashioned musicals.

96
Exquisite, Romantic, Epic, Enchanting, Gorgeous

See it if you want to experience the great feeling of the musicals of years past.

Don't see it if you don't want to hum the Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes weeks and months after seeing the show.

86
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want a master class in acting delivered by Frank Langella. A fantastic play!

Don't see it if you don't want to see your future years (or your parents') right before your eyes.

90
Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you want a well-done classic, heart-warming musical comedy!

Don't see it if you hate ice cream.

98
Daring, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're open to seeing a 76-year old musical revived with a bold, refreshing perspective. Each scene's treated like an intimate conversation.

Don't see it if you expect the conventional, feel-good treatment of familiar works.

69
Lured
East Village
Intense, Ambitious, Resonant, Violent, Raw

See it if you want to engage in the conversation on anti-LGBTQ persecution in Russia and around the world.

Don't see it if violence and nudity offend you. I hope the company gets more comfortable with the text and each other as the run progresses.

69
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Banal, Good acting, Slow, Cliched, Raunchy

See it if you like sex, drugs, and soap operas, and appreciate good South Carolina accents.

Don't see it if you expect fully-realized characters and want a less predictable story.

86
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Edgy, Great acting

See it if VERY immersive theatre interests you! Andrew Barrett makes a remarkable Renton; fantastic ensemble. High-energy stage version of the movie.

Don't see it if you’re offended by INYOURFACE violence, nudity, heavy drug use, simulated sex, loud rave music, lasers, haze; or, have glow-stick allergies.

Also You have been warned!

88
Romantic, Great singing, Great staging, Epic, Resonant

See it if you want to be entertained, and then some. The cast is stellar, led by Jon-Jon Briones and Eva Maria Noblezada. Emotionally charged.

Don't see it if you're just going to compare it with the original production. A refreshing take that focuses on the humanity of this point in time.

92
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you believe in strong roles for women. The 1939 play still rings true in 2017. "They are all Hubbards and they will own this country."

Don't see it if you have no appreciation for classic dramas.

Also Saw this with Nixon as Regina and Linney as Birdie. Can't wait to see ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Must see, Clever

See it if you love Glenn Close. She is master class personified! Luscious 40-piece orchestra! Fantastic supporting cast. The staging really works!

Don't see it if sensible acting annoys you. And if you hate Andrew Lloyd Webber (duh).

89
The Present
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love Cate Blanchett AND a wonderful ensemble. A very refreshing, accessible take on Chekhov.

Don't see it if you are scared of gunshots (I warned you) and allergic to vodka. Lots of them.

94
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if you want to experience the best way to revive a show. Cynthia. Erivo. Wow. The show sticks to the drama of the text and music, and soars!

Don't see it if you really enjoyed the big musical numbers of the original staging.

98
The Humans
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you like great ensemble acting. A truly refreshing take on the American family drama, and why it's easy to hurt the people you love.

Don't see it if you don't have a heart.

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Relevant, Original, Clever

See it if you want an enjoyable night out (but not with your uptight, conservative family and friends).

Don't see it if you're offended by profanity (chill, please).