Jim 7305

Borough of Queens | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (43)
95
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you enjoy a fully realized play that goes well beyond the cliches of stereotypes to present complexities within all people.

Don't see it if you aren't into a mostly serious theatrical experience that explores racism, religion, and the complications of family and relationships.

70
Slow, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a play that is about other cultures. The issues could be applied to all families and communities. Also includes a good chorus.

Don't see it if you are upset by the issue of sexual assault and violence.

90
Delightful, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if you appreciate superb acting that captures human nature subtleties of people annoying each other purposely or unintentionally

Don't see it if you need lots of action in storytelling versus all about individual character interactions and personality clashes.

100
Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want to see a wildly creative staging of a fun, well written, acted, and sung musical for kids and adults in the same vein as Hairspray.

Don't see it if you want a musical that is more serious.

87
Riveting, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like a well-conceived contemporary spin on a classic.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a Greek tragedy, are uncomfortable with some blood, violence, and sex scenes between mother and son.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you appreciate a stellar cast of actors and a really knockout lead performance.

Don't see it if you can't handle focusing on the circumstances surrounding a terminally ill child.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy stellar, emotional acting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy deep plays about why we are here on earth.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

90
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want an incredible, hard to watch, star performance by Ms. Piper and cast. The staging is amazing with magical changes. Really unique.

Don't see it if you don't want discomfort or enduring painful obsessiveness, destruction, suffering & mental illness that infertility brings to this couple.

92
During previews
Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy being completely immersed in a play with masterful performances. It is absorbing and keeps your attention despite its length.

Don't see it if you prefer lite theater or cannot sit through long plays - although I’ve been tortured through a few 90 minute plays that seemed much longer

90
Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy wacky plot twists and black humor plus excellent performances.

Don't see it if you need realistic story and characters.

66
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you would like to see how men react if women became extinct -- with a bit of commentary on organized religion.

Don't see it if you want a traditional story and a more serious tone.

70
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy musical theater in the style of Once or Passing Strange.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist and need a clear, fast-paced narrative.

95
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you love new, contemporary musical theater with heartfelt performances.

Don't see it if you don't want a musical about feeling like an outcast in society

92
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love great acting and creative, effective staging and a play contemplating family obligations

Don't see it if end of life issues are too depressing or you don't want to face the conflicted, complicated emotions of elderly care.