JMO 13

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Brain Surgeon. Rocket Scientist.
Reviews (68)
100
During previews
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

70
For a previous production
Enchanting, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you enjoy seeing historical dramas about the human condition.

Don't see it if you are troubled by subtitles. The story is easy to follow, but it is far more lyrical in Spanish.

100
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you love musical theatre at it's best. The writing, staging, and acting are first rate. Also - try the pie at intermission - worth it!

Don't see it if you hate pie. This is one not to miss!

20
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you get free tickets. The direction, writing, and acting are uninspired; motivated by unnecessary movement and anachronistic characters.

Don't see it if you value your time. This is two hours you will never get back. I wish there was some redeeming quality to this production. There was not.

60
Edgy, Fluffy, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you like seeing nude guys singing. That's all it is. That's it's purpose. Nothing hidden about this one.

Don't see it if nudity disturbs you or you detest cabaret style shows...or you are looking for substance. Definitely a fluff piece.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

65
Cliched, Fluffy, Insipid, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you are looking for something to take the kids to see. This is certainly not the best available family option, but it is the newest.

Don't see it if you are bothered by over-bearing choreography. Dancing should accent and compliment the storytelling, not overshadow or replace it.

40
Cliched, Banal, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you are a diehard fan of Full House and you enjoy raunchy parody. The writing is not amazing, but the actors seem to be enjoying the ride.

Don't see it if you have expectations of polished entertainment. More in line with an over-rehearsed amateur improv group. A drink (or several) will help.

75
During previews
Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy British Plays about common, everyday life in a factory. Play is full of good humor and well acted.

Don't see it if You have a rough time with accents and dialects. Thick accents and British vernacular made it hard to follow at times.

86
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

See it if have an interest in great storytelling. A truly interesting story told in a beautiful way. 1700s with so much resonance in today's world.

Don't see it if you need something fluffy to eat. This play starts off slow, but sucks you in thereafter. It requires and demands your attention.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you like Bluegrass music and Southern tales. Music somewhat repetitive, but catchy. Great performances save this show.

Don't see it if you need profound or intellectual lyrics. The lyrics do nothing to further the story. The need for rhyming seems to be the lyrical goal.