JJ90

Boston | 25-34 | Male
About:  Boston
Reviews (56)
93
Masterful, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Donna Murphy Performance: you're into a classic musical comedy in a great form. Donna Murphy is beaming with electricity!

Don't see it if You like your musicals darker, quieter, or smaller than the grand scale of Dolly.

44
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you prefer your immersive theater to feature heavy hand-holding and minimal character development/plot

Don't see it if you're expecting a narrative or a story to unfold before you.

81
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you're interested in contemporary playwrights or a Laurie Metcalf fan.

Don't see it if you're expected a feminist torch play.

94
Arlington
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great staging, Profound, Riveting

See it if you're comfortable with the necessary quietness of a play that never pushes its point and can accept the magnitude of unknowns this play has

Don't see it if You're expecting a deeply political Orwellian dystopian play.

100
During previews
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you're brave enough to take the risk of entering Annie Baker's world of theatre where the widely accepted rules of Aristotle are destroyed.

Don't see it if you need even a shred of exposition to follow along. You're giving a small percentage of prior action and are left to sort the rest out

Also This will become a controversial piece and divide audiences into "Love... Read more Read less

59
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Trite, Cliched, Melodramatic, Relevant

See it if A living room drama with a same sex relationship at its crux interest you or if you're looking for a good cry.

Don't see it if you're expecting this play to unpack an original argument on a run-of-the-mill custody battle.

Also This play fails to justify its place on the stage and belongs on LOGO ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Dolphins and Sharks
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Strong ensemble, Indulgent

See it if you're looking for a new, cutting work-place drama with strong wit and a culturally relevant political message.

Don't see it if theatre is a place for you to escape the reality of a broken system.

Also There's a lot of great work to be seen in Dolphins and Sharks. Expert ... Read more Read less

80
MOPE
Midtown W
Profound, Edgy, Hilarious, Relevant, Raunchy

See it if new plays cleverly massaging relevant, national political conflicts into a seemingly mundane reality interests you.

Don't see it if vulgar subject matter, full frontal nudity, or profane language are turn-off's for you.

Also This play has the potential to score much higher if given the proper f... Read more Read less

60
Relevant, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You like your Shakespeare conceptualized.

Don't see it if you're looking to this as your intro to Shakespeare.

30
During previews
Everybody
Midtown W
Cliched, Pretentious, Excruciating, Great acting, Insipid

See it if you're willing to buy into a lot of falsehoods and turn a blind eye when a theatrical experience fails before you.

Don't see it if you dislike being lectured for 90 minutes.

Also Almost the entire play is performed in the aisles so a seat further ba... Read more Read less

95
Vietgone
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, staging, writing, directing, and acting, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if plays that cast a different perspective on a well-known historical event using the very best theatricality sparks you curiosity

Don't see it if you prefer the typical living-room dramas produced for this sort of audience or if you don't care for excessive profanity.

50
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if Broad strokes of history/social change and loosely crafted characters is enough to sustain your interest through this "concept play."

Don't see it if Depth is a requirement or if you're expecting the same level of quality here that we got out of King Charles III. This is a minor work

100
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Great writing, Profound, Devastating, Absorbing, Clever

See it if a play about people lost at the end of their rope fighting blindly for salvation- a salvation most liberal audiences disagree with

Don't see it if you cannot separate your own image of what a happy ending looks like from how it would look for people belonging to the religious-right.

Also This is a piece that sneaks up on you and leaves you guessing the path... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing

See it if If the idea of seeing the playwright direct his seminal play intrigues you.

Don't see it if you're familiar enough with the piece to spot "nit picky" directorial/acting choices that spoil the arch of the play.

95
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Masterful, Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You have an appreciation for the history and evolution of the American Musical and are looking for one featuring top talent across the board

Don't see it if It's already closed. This is one not to be missed.

75
Nice Fish
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Dizzying, Confusing, Great acting, Original

See it if Theatre of the Absurd is your thing

Don't see it if you need a plot to remain engaged

60
Disappointing, Original, Slow

See it if Vaudevillian musical comedy entertains you enough to make it through a weak score.

Don't see it if You are expecting high antic musical comedy farce along the lines of Funny Thing Happened or On The Twentieth Century

96
Dated, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You want a classic comedy excellently cast and produced full of laughs.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason

93
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging, Original

See it if You want an indie feeling intimate musical with exceptional music

Don't see it if The idea of no large scene changes or semblance of traditional story telling turns you off.

85
Boeing-Boeing
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Confusing

See it if You want a sex farce well directed and acted that will make you laugh from start to finish

Don't see it if You're expecting a strong script.

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see how the power of theatre can affect you with minimalism

Don't see it if It's already closed

90
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Exquisite, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if You're looking for the definitive embers ive experience

Don't see it if You want to sit in a chair to observe your theatre

40
Blackbird
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intense, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are looking for a piece to anger you

Don't see it if You are expecting a David Mametesque taut drama

70
Noises Off
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Great writing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You want a comedy with some strong laughs

Don't see it if You love farce and have high expectations a.

75
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You can get tickets

Don't see it if You can't get tickets

70
Indulgent, Intense, Great singing, Cliched, Banal

See it if full-blown Broadway spectacles are enough to entertain for a few hours

Don't see it if you're a content driven theater goer. The book is tragically underdeveloped and its music is uninspired.

70
Disappointing, Great staging, Relevant, Slow

See it if you're interested in seeing a classic production of a classic play sans of any modern directorial choices.

Don't see it if a play about rich people arguing about their money bores you

82
Indecent
Midtown W
Great staging, Intelligent, Confusing

See it if ensemble-driven plays covering a large timeline of historical information interests you

Don't see it if you prefer a linear storyline with defined clarity built into the production

58
During previews
Venus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Slow

See it if you appreciate the academia of a Suzan Lori-Park piece

Don't see it if you're interested in a clean narrative

42
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Dizzying, Confusing, Long, Overstuffed, Slow

See it if you enjoy theatre being used as a history lesson or lecture rather than an engaging piece of live theatre.

Don't see it if you're expecting Oslo to combine it's well-researched text with the creative capabilities owned exclusively by live theatre.

63
During previews
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intelligent, Grandiose

See it if you're an O'Neill die-hard, or you're fascinating by his post-naturalism catalog.

Don't see it if you're unfamiliar or uncomfortable with expressionism.

Also I caught an early preview and there's some fine tuning required techni... Read more Read less

6
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Excruciating, Sloppy, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if I do not recommend this production and therefore have no reasons to provide as to why anyone should see it.

Don't see it if See below

Also I'm hesitant on providing such a scorching review of The Light Years b... Read more Read less

70
Yen
West Village
Great directing, Grim, Violent, Ambitious

See it if plays marketed as "edgy" and "break-neck" are appealing to you.

Don't see it if Stage violence or childhood neglect are too difficult for you to watch.

Also The script is the weakest element of this production, but dir. Trip Cu... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Absorbing, Cliched, Great acting, Slow

See it if Reed Birney delivers another strong performance and the technical (albeit minimal) are well done.

Don't see it if Its a slow piece without a traditional act break and the piece comes to an abrupt conclusion.

97
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You're searching for an intimate character study that raises more questions than addresses problem interests you.

Don't see it if You're looking for a larger "sociopolitical" play.

75
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Anxiety, Long, Existential, Great acting

See it if you're a Beckett or Albee fan, if can sit through a 3.5 hour play that lives in silences and pregnant pauses, and if you want fine acting.

Don't see it if You need a "plot" to carry you through from beginning to end or need a clear and concise "point." It's all there you just need to search.

90
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want the American Stage Play be used to say something profound by using a small group of people.

Don't see it if You're unable to relate to citizens from a different part of this country living drastically different lives.

70
Falsettos
Midtown W
Confusing, Great staging, Relevant, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy modern American musicals covering topics not normally addressed with singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You're interested it a more "classic" musical that provides pure entertainment.

39
If/Then
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" causes you to burst into flames of fiery rage.

Don't see it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" doesn't cause you to burst into flames of fiery rage.

93
Incognito
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are into powerful, taut drama that breaks traditional narrative rules by requiring an effort on the audiences part.

Don't see it if You go to the theatre to sit back and relax.

65
King Liz
Upper W Side
Original, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You're interested in fast talking new plays featuring strong women.

Don't see it if You want to see the Showtimes series it'll be based off of without influence

35
The Visit
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if You've never seen Chita Riveria on stage before or easily fall for Doyle's tricks

Don't see it if Many reasons

65
Shows For Days
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want Patti being Patti or want a personal community theatre story to resonate with you.

Don't see it if You want Patti in a musical

60
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see what the hype is all about and appreciate West End transfers

Don't see it if You want a musical with a strong book and score

100
King Charles III
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You want a contemporary Shakespearean style Royal Family drama

Don't see it if It's already closed

50
For a previous production
Ambitious, Original, Refreshing, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in new musicals and want to catch Ben Platt's phenomenal performance

Don't see it if You want to wait until the show fixes some of its problems before its next phase.

85
Matilda
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Original, Relevant

See it if You are looking for a great adaptation from familar work

Don't see it if You are interested in being surprised

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love the American family drama

Don't see it if You're looking for something more worldly.

40
Dated, Slow, Great staging, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You know the songs and are looking for a great choreography.

Don't see it if You need a cohesive plot in order to remain engaged.

100
Familiar
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You're looking to experience a new "living room drama" expertly written with outstanding performances.

Don't see it if Get bored by the naturalism of a family drama