JMO 13

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Brain Surgeon. Rocket Scientist.
Reviews (77)
69
During previews
FEAR
West Village
Timely theme, Dreadful script, Fine acting, Poor staging, Slow

See it if you are interested in seeing these particular actors. The script is simplistic and the staging contrived. Set, sound, and lighting are good.

Don't see it if you are expecting a coherent story with motivated staging. Though it grabs your attention, the story gets lost in its own clumsy dialogue.

100
Dublin Carol
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like Irish theatre and truly appreciate great acting. These three actors are not to be missed. Intense at time and thoroughly worth it!

Don't see it if you have some issue with Irish storytelling. Really enjoyed this one. Realism at its best.

95
Love, Noel
Chelsea
Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love Noel Coward and Cabaret shows. It is thoroughly a fabulous evening of the best Cabaret. Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Ross are dynamic.

Don't see it if you are not into Cabaret acts. This is well worth seeing! Two amazing legends in Cabaret perform the works of another Legend, Noel Coward.

90
Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if ...you haven't seen anything from O'Casey. It is basically 4 short stories with interesting characters. Some funny moments, some sad. Great!

Don't see it if ...you have an issue with accents. If you do go, don't get frustrated. After about 5 minutes, your ear will tune itself to the Irish.

50
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Medicare score, Unfulfilling, Inferior playwriting, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if ...you have never seen the movie. The actors...all first rate. The book writer cut essential characters and storylines, neutering the story.

Don't see it if ...you liked the movie. The writing, while funny, eviscerated the storyline, rendering the ending pointless. Sad.

Also Spoiler alert! The book writer omitted the entire storyline involving ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if ...you liked the movie MOONLIGHT. It has similar rhythm and ambiguity of plot. It is entrancing and the singing should not be missed.

Don't see it if ...you are looking for a clear plotline. It is lyrical storytelling. Beautiful, but at times unclear of its motive. Enjoyable. Emotional.

75
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if ...you have never seen this iconic piece of gay theatre. It is something everyone should see. This production is directed with a heavy hand.

Don't see it if ...you are expecting a ground-breaking, earth-shattering experience. It is not that. Worth seeing, but times have changed.

Also Michael Urie took a bit of time to win over the audience. His best wor... Read more Read less

85
On Beckett
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if ...if you like the idea of a Ted Talk with the subject being Beckett. Also fans of Bill Irwin should not miss this rare opportunity.

Don't see it if ...if a lecture is not witin your capacity to watch and absorb. This is a talented actor sharing his insights on his method and Beckett.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if ...you are young and have not seen this classic tale. Also see it is you are homophobic. It may change you.

Don't see it if ...just see it. You should. It will make you feel good.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you have not seen it before. It is an important play in the gay canon. Still shocking in places. Set was very overdone. See it if you can.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or have a closed mind about historical gay lifestyles. Characters are real, yet also cliched. Period language remains.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Hilarious, Must see

See it if ..you enjoy Irish plays and storytelling. We saw the first preview and were blown away by the acting and the set. Recommend this one highly!

Don't see it if ...you are trying to recover from alcoholism. They drink ALOT in this one. You will definitely want a drink, too. Great fun. See it.

71
Relevance
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if ...you are Caucasian and do not have understanding of that privilege.

Don't see it if ...you are already fully versed in the subject of racism and can spend your money elsewhere to further that cause.

55
Party Face
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Fluffy, Slow

See it if ...you are wide awake. Nice to see Ms. Mills, though. Play is extremely slow paced and staged with an awkwardly heavy hand. Tired writing.

Don't see it if ...you are looking to be entertained. Nothing new or of interest in this one.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you don't want to miss the Theatrical experience of a lifetime. This is it.

Don't see it if you are dead.

90
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if ...you are a Fan of SOUTH PARK style and humor. I am - so I enjoyed it fully. The performances were amazing and the show is well-maintained.

Don't see it if ...you are easily offended by SOUTH PARK style or are, in general, a "crazy Christian" with no sense of humor.

85
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you have never seen MISS SAIGON. This lavish production is worth seeing. The singing and acting are first rate.

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a musical from the late 20th Century. It is a lengthy production, but as I say, worth it if you haven't seen it.

80
Made in China
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you wonder what it would be like to have a Chinese neighbor.

Don't see it if you hate puppets. This is a puppet musical.

75
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy large musicals pared down to their essential core. The chorus here wins the day. They make the show and music rise from the page.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh new musical. This script is dead and tired. It is mostly performed nowadays as a gift to older crowds.

Also This show had its time in the 1940s and into the 1960s perhaps. Its no... Read more Read less

75
Poison
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Overrated, Banal

See it if you want to see great acting. The script is long-winded and, quite frankly, boring. The pacing is uneven and the staging is limited.

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a rather slow-paced, pedantic look at past relationships. There are no surprises here - just a several moments.

100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if you are a fan of musicals and the cultural history of such. Weaving musicals into Shakespearean England is both clever and hilarious.

Don't see it if you are looking for a boring, low-key evening.

70
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you are fine with a night of lightly written theatre. It meanders on long past it's welcome. Funny, but overwritten.

Don't see it if you enjoy fringe theatre. It is fully THAT. The actors were good - but had to contend with rather thinly written, un-natural dialogue.

55
5 Guys Chillin'
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Edgy, Overrated, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if you want to see some attractive actors in the near buff.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of drug party culture. The attempt was to warn of the consequences of this lifestyle, but it comes off stale and preached.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Original

See it if you are capable of opening your mind to a new kind of performance style. Beautifully executed storytelling!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy storytelling or autobiographical pieces. But if you don't - you are missing out.

78
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy re-imagining the Bard's text. This play, more than any other, is perfect for an all female treatment. Sends a humorous message.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespearean purist. This is not, nor should it be, your father's SHREW. Open your mind and go see it.

90
During previews
Shining City
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you are a fan of McPherson's style of playwriting. Beautiful storytelling and some grand performances in this production.

Don't see it if you are impatient. As with all great storytelling, it starts off a bit slow, but hooks you midstream. This is great Irish theatre.

95
During previews
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Forbidden Broadway, Broadway Shows, and/or parody. Clever lyrics and top-notch performances make this a FUN new show!

Don't see it if you are a humorless humbug hermit. It's an evening of good, light, funny, and clever entertainment. Well worth it.

85
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Delightful

See it if the thought of seeing Alice Ripley solo appeals to you. It should. She is incredible to watch.

Don't see it if you are closed-minded and unable to understand the modern world. It does drag toward the end and is a hair too long. Still enjoyable.

90
Great acting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if ...you are a fan of Irish Theatre. This is a classic and they do it well.

Don't see it if ...you should see it. The acting is first rate and the set beautiful.

100
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if ....you have a great love for text driven solo acting. Ms. Maloney's intense dramatization of James Joyce's epic is one not to be missed.

Don't see it if ...if you want to miss out on this rare opportunity to be exposed to this incredible text, performed by a master.

100
During previews
After
Midtown E
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if ...you enjoy timely, relevant theatrical experiences. Great acting and a beautiful handling of a complex topic.

Don't see it if ...well, you should see it. It is well worth your time and energy to see this.

95
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if ...you are a fan of James Joyce or if you specifically loved this book. It is enchanting to meet these iconic characters in a party/dinner.

Don't see it if ...you have rigid rules about how theatre happens. This is a differnt kind of experience...emersive theatre with dinner and drinks. Lovely!

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Clever

See it if ...you've had a long day and need a good laugh.

Don't see it if ...you looking for depth and structure. It is a fun filled romp, not Shakespeare.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great lighting, Great set, Fun

See it if ...you are a Leiber & Stoller fan. The set, lights, and choreo all work to support the material.

Don't see it if ...if you have a strong dislike of musical review. This is wall to wall singing, nonstop for 90 minutes.

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if ...you enjoy social commentary on relevent events through theatre and music. Beautiful piece. Great acting. Amazing choral pieces.

Don't see it if ...you don't like theatre or current events. Hey, the tickets are FREE and the show is great. How often does that happen? See it.

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Resonant, Profound, Masterful

See it if you enjoy life and its twists of fate. This is a beautiful, small, well-executed, intimate musical.

Don't see it if you are looking for a gigantic, large-scale, book musical, specticle. But you should try to see this one. It's really rather brilliant.

50
During previews
Banal, Dated, Great singing, Great dancing, Excruciating

See it if ...you are a fan of R & H and enjoy old, dated, tired musicals. The dancing and singing were good. The "carousel" set piece was impressive.

Don't see it if ...you are looking for something fresh in the theatre. Same horribly written story and subject matter with the same simple songs/reprises.

Also Still TOO LONG. No one has the patience for 2.5 hours of slow paced di... Read more Read less

73
Afterglow
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if ...you are interested in a well above average story about modern gay life. It explores relevant topics to modern married gay life.

Don't see it if ...you are squeamish about full male nudity or are uptight about non-traditional marriages. The actors bare it all (physically/emotionally).

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you are a SPONGEBOB fan or if you want to be truly entertained. This is a spectacularly designed show. It is a full on party waiting for you

Don't see it if you dislike movement or have a distaste for clever, innovative theatre. Just go. You will have a blast. Sit in the mezzanine. Best seats.

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if ...you want to see Orwellian society live onstage. See it. It is socially relevent in our current political climate.

Don't see it if ...you are easily offended by violence, blood, or torture. There are some intense scenes, though most are tastefully staged.

Also Though the writing is heavy-handed, it is cleverly staged and well-act... Read more Read less

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if ...you enjoy complex story lines.

Don't see it if ...you cannot handle holocaust-related materials.

70
The View UpStairs
East Village
Cliched, Slow, Profound, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you have a need to let out your frustrations since the general election.

Don't see it if you are intolerant others.

100
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Broadway and love spoofs/parody. This is a clever version of Forbidden Broadway based in HAMILTON world. A great cast!

Don't see it if you prefer high drama. This is pure, light entertainment with a clever approach to get to your funny bone. Sit back and enjoy!

80
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy the marriage of great writing with great acting. Act one was a bit more enchanting than Act two, but both were well worth the time

Don't see it if you are a stickler for "classic" Nicky Silver. This is a play outside his normal style. That being said, I found it both charming and funny.

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of a capella singing or NYC in general. It is full of inside NYC references that are sure to delight.

Don't see it if you do not like this glee style of singing. The staging and choreography are not overly strong, but the performances are delightful.

80
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Delightful, Cliched, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if enjoy seeing theatre that is "well-put-together". The scenes flow one into the other - keeps it all moving along. Characters well-written.

Don't see it if you are looking for some answers to life's great questions. They are not here. But it is delightful and the acting first-rate!

100
During previews
Afterplay
Chelsea
Enchanting, Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see great acting in a beautifully written play. The intimate setting embraces the audience. A great evening of theatre.

Don't see it if you aren't inspired by amazing theatre. The combination of Chekhov's characters and Friel's lyrical writing are intoxicating.

90
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a fresh new look at an older piece of theatre. A great new version of this play on a beautiful set.

Don't see it if you have trouble with British accents.

90
Cloud Nine
Chelsea
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of well-stacked, absurdist theatre. This was an amazing production of a great play.

Don't see it if you have reservations about progressive thinking and innovative theatre.

86
Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Intense, Resonant

See it if you have loved ones or have known anyone with dementia. This play gives the audience a taste from the inside and POV of the lead character.

Don't see it if you are not ready for the tragedy of dementia onstage. It is an intense journey that may be difficult for some to handle.

55
Do I Hear a Waltz?
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy seeing sub-par work from two theatre masters. Interesting only for dramaturgy. Put this back in storage where it belongs.

Don't see it if you have anything else to do. The performances are great and orchestra awesome.