Jim 7305

Borough of Queens | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (64)
90
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Relevant

See it if I loved this one and could relate to the issues covered with great actors covering the challenges of aging and long term relationships.

Don't see it if you want a simple, funny play as this is hilarious at times but also sad. I enjoyed it a lot. Acting was top notch of flawed characters.

90
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if You love classic theater focused on contemporary themes, has superb acting, and that has an evolving, engaging story to tell. Glad I went.

Don't see it if You want upbeat storytelling as this one goes deep. Life is unfair. Healthy to contemplate via these characters. Very memorable.

85
During previews
Funny, Raunchy, Romantic

See it if Only to see the film come to life as a play. I loved the costumes and vibe and the music. It is a slow play w/ music but fun.

Don't see it if You need deep, serious, profound theater. This aims to capture a time gone by with lots of character and a bit of beautiful music.

90
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if for the performances and the words. Easy to pay attention. 3 points of view. Fantastic storytelling.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play as the characters each tell their sad tale about the same issue and events while revealing personal flaws.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like theater that challenges your mind - big picture. Span of a life. Fine actors who play the same characters throughout life.

Don't see it if you want a comedy or a traditional story line. Small scenes focused on identity. I enjoyed it.

90
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if for excellent performances in a play about flawed mid-life adults that you may or may not relate to but it's funny, intelligent, thoughtful.

Don't see it if you are turned off by an anti-hero as a lead character. He's complicated. Hard to like. Probably more real and complex as is true life.

80
Romantic, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to experience a show with classic Cole Porter songs. It's informal and charming with a fun cast.

Don't see it if you need a full production with a big orchestra, sets, costumes, etc. This is focused on the original show and the CP songs.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Profound, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you love theater as the play and the acting are excellent. It's long but it thoroughly kept my attention and I'm so glad I saw this.

Don't see it if you need sets, costume changes, etc. as this is simple and focused on words, stories, emotions. Obv it's all on gay life historic and now.

Also one of the most memorable theatrical experiences for me in awhile.

78
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Great staging

See it if only to compare the armpit hair of Emun Elliott vs. Marisa Tomei :) Performances are great. Also loved the set, staging, lighting, costumes.

Don't see it if screaming outbursts annoy you. The tone felt uneven from serious drama to skit so audience reaction to comedy seemed tentative.

75
Wives
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that are comments on gender roles and done with a light witty style. The settings keep moving. Small cast keeps it fun.

Don't see it if you want a traditional narrative play with a big cast and sets. This presents big ideas within a smaller frame.

85
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if This play is about young people trying to make their way in the world despite the many obstacles life can obstruct. Good story, pacing.

Don't see it if I found it interesting, good story and fun but maybe you don’t want a play addressing contemporary issues. Unique approach to familiar.

95
Thought-provoking, Funny, Must see

See it if you don't think you want to see it as it is entertaining, interesting, funny, inspiring, and a don't-miss-it play.

Don't see it if you need big sets, costumes, casts, and 3 acts. This is a multilayered talk - goes far beyond where you think it will and you might learn.

92
Epic, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to see this classic from a new perspective. I was thoroughly immersed and got chills. Much deeper than the last formal production.

Don't see it if you’re not into shaking things up and revisiting with a modern eye and want a full orchestra and classic casting and production.

95
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love smart, fun musicals with excellent performances. This one rises above many. No false notes in this.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musical comedy or if focusing on actors problems bores you. It also has a few non-PC lines and some hilarious swearing.

70
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you love 80's rock and Van Halen story in the form of a comedy skit with gender reversals. Fun elements and jokes.

Don't see it if you aren't into a comedy skit as it might not be for you. Similar to Wayne's World vibe but biography of the band.

95
Fleabag
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you can handle amazing acting and a politically incorrect character. It is real, messy. Actress is excellent. Funny to depressing and back.

Don't see it if you need a set, costumes, lighting pizazz, etc. This is all about the intense, and humorous monologue. Or if you hate tight seating.

90
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate top songwriting, performances, musical theater, and a bit of whimsy. There are many strong moments.

Don't see it if you don't like emotional songs, a focus on loneliness, or need theater that is grounded in realism.

70
Clever, Funny, Indulgent, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you like satire about our politically correct climate and an exploration of how people treat, define, and address each other. Skit-like.

Don't see it if you aren't going to be impressed with the point being made as it is very funny but also not and a bit obvious after awhile as the play goes

70
Fireflies
Chelsea
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want to see these actors with excellent performances and are interested in a story focused on the civil rights movement.

Don't see it if You don’t like a slow story and one that goes beyond realism. Plus lots of unhappy lives.

90
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great singing, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if You are willing to be swept away by a very small, robust musical that starts out quirky and ends emotional.

Don't see it if You don’t like to follow along to lyrics or don’t want something about finding yourself while living within the good and bad NYC offers

79
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense

See it if you like your thinking to be challenged and you are open to ambitious theater. You want to view things from different points of view.

Don't see it if you need your plays to be traditional.

71
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like general appeal musicals with a fun script, great cast, but same as the film which might or might not be your thing. Great leads!

Don't see it if you are not into singing plays with a cast with powerful voices. Or if word for word recreation on stage is not enough for you.

85
Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love musical theater. Great cast, music, and inventive staging. You will be close to the action.

Don't see it if You prefer realism in a musical. This is more of a fable which is not a bad thing-just a preference.

92
Absorbing, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you find the setlist, know the songs, and read the lyrics in advance to truly connect biographical stories with the masterful songwriting.

Don't see it if somber acoustic music and biographical stories are not your thing. I prepared and experienced it as funny, chilling, relatable, and moving.

92
Entertaining, Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging, Epic

See it if you crave spectacle in your theater diet. There's nothing like this experience. Glad I watched the films before going although not crucial.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to immerse yourself and care about these characters. If so, you'll likely be bored. Dazzling effects might not be enough.

85
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting

See it if to experience a unique play and explore themes that aren’t typical. It has moments that use live theater in refreshing way.

Don't see it if You need storytelling to be at face value. This one challenges thinking, perception, and life experiences.

85
Timon of Athens
Brooklyn
Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want Shakespeare with master actors, sets, staging, and costumes in a play that comments about money and human nature. Relatable.

Don't see it if You want a fast one as this plays out slowly and takes time via language to flesh out the basic premise in each scene. It’s fun and funny.

90
During previews
Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to live the lives of those less fortunate with excellent dialogue, characters, actors. Cool staging. Funny and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You don’t want to go on a thorough dive into this world. I was into it as I loved the perspectives and performances. Long but in a good way.

85
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want an intense theatrical experience. It will make you squirm. Unique. Makes you think about perspective vs. experience. Great acting.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with violence, a character being attacked. This is not fun and games. Much could be trimmed a bit. Glad I saw it.

70
Sunday
Chelsea
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to go into the fictional heads of young adults that may or may not be realistic. This one's more of a mood than a play with a plot.

Don't see it if you want a structured story as this is about ideas and has a depressive outlook instead of youthful optimism. Good performances.

90
Great staging, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if only for the beautiful presentation of this Greek tragedy in a pool with a mesmerizing cast, costumes, lighting, and movement. Unforgettable

Don't see it if you want fast-paced story. This is to be watched and contemplated. More symbolic than literal, maybe? Take a deep breath and enjoy.

Also Read a summary in advance. It's in the program too. Then you don't wor... Read more Read less

85
Why?
Brooklyn
Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you are excited to think and ponder as this presents ideas and has masterful actors. Simple. Quick.

Don't see it if you wants sets, costumes, story, etc. as this is focused on the words. It's philosophic, historical and relevant. Sometimes funny. Also sad.

76
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a historic political play-by-play play with great acting that's easy to follow and sometimes inspiring. I learned some things.

Don't see it if you are looking for escapism and want pure entertainment. This is a docu-drama. I didn't think I'd be into it but was.

Also Spend 5 minutes seeing who plays who first as it will make it easier t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Refreshing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you are intrigued by being told a story that has some twists and features 2 strong performances.

Don't see it if you need elaborate sets, lights, etc. as this is simple with some cool lighting features as subtle enhancements. It could be audio only.

80
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if new musicals are your thing and you lean towards Little Shop world with some great, fun moments and a talented cast. Cool sets and costumes

Don't see it if you don't like black comedy musicals and need really fast pacing. Think young, fun, bright, tongue-in-cheek.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Romantic, Funny

See it if you want a traditional musical with modern themes and has excellent songs, singing, and is often very funny. You'll want to see it again.

Don't see it if you don't want your heart to be captured by a romantic comedy musical about a woman feeling trapped by her life and facing a pregnancy.

94
Enchanting, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if you love musicals that are about concepts and married to emotional songs, lighting, performances, staging, and want to be swept away.

Don't see it if you love need a fast-paced, detailed story or romantic comedy with punchlines in your musicals as this has big romantic gorgeous themes.

77
During previews
Raunchy, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you love Beetlejuice kind of humor. I recommend seeing this for the incredibly creative sets, lighting, costumes, effects, props, etc.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that focus on a young woman's "journey." As "wow" as this production is, there were some slow spots too. Glad I went

60
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Ben, clearly a great actor. Unique mood experience. Not traditional at all. I almost liked it. Glad I went.

Don't see it if non-traditional theater is not appealing to you as you will hate this intensely. Don't go to see Renee Fleming-supporting, little singing.

90
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you love traditional theater with great acting. A maid becomes a star in early cinema. Societal and personal relations complicate.

Don't see it if you aren't into a rags to riches story where more is happening than first appears. Interesting focus on human nature, race, and society.

90
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Refreshing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want some genuine laughs mixed with thoughts about saving our planet. I was pulled in by the performances.

Don't see it if you don't like theater with a message or tongue in cheek fantastical moments that go from realism to ethereal.

85
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Masterful

See it if you can pay close attention to a play that is very dark and philosophical more so than anything "happening" and appreciate superb acting.

Don't see it if you need a robust storytelling versus a play about struggle and humanity on a deep level where you just take it in.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Intense

See it if you love traditional plays. It is an incredible cast and the story keeps you engaged.

Don't see it if plays can be too slow for you as this is a full evening of theater which can be good or too much for some.

90
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if You want a well crafted play with some great performances and characters who are relatable to today despite different times.

Don't see it if You don’t like to watch characters who are frustrating and make bad decisions plus one who is a bit hard to believe.

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you love theater that challenges your thinking and like to be inspired.

Don't see it if you need a traditional play and hate thinking about politics.

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a play that is entertaining but then also has deeper levels of meaning and taking unexpected positions considering the title

Don't see it if you simply want a traditional play without much depth.

79
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a general appeal audience-pleaser of a fun musical. The kids are great and not cloying to my relief. Same with the replacement lead

Don't see it if musicals are not fun for you. This is the movie but on stage. You get what you expect plus more.

78
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Edgy, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you like to open your mind to creative and challenging “weird” theater as well as moments of shock related to violence, sex, bodies, etc.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play and can’t “go” along with actors of all ages playing 13. Or if offended by edgy, envelope-pushing theater.

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you have listened to the music and read the lyrics at least several times. Mesmerizing. Many highlights. Replacement cast (#3?) is stellar.

Don't see it if you need traditional musical theater or are not interested in historical drama. There's something and much more for everyone here though.

85
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you love a good play with serious issues, quirky characters and is about family and community.

Don't see it if you need logical characters and aren't willing to go for the feel versus straight facts. I strongly liked this one and will remember it.