JMO 13

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Brain Surgeon. Rocket Scientist.
Reviews (82)
Cloud Nine
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.

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.

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.

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.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
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!

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.

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.

Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy a good evening of drinking and Shakespeare. The actors are well rehearsed in the art of planned improve. A delightful treat!

Don't see it if You are expecting a classical Shakespeare. This is NOT that kind of evening.

The Way West
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy off beat, naturalistic humor. Deirdre O'Connell's performance is simply amazing.

Don't see it if You bore easily. It lags a bit, at times, and seemed a couple of scenes too long for a "one act". It dies in the end with no resolve.

Clever, Dated, Great staging, Original

See it if you haven't. Everyone should see this at some point. Hal's direction is really brilliant on this show.

Don't see it if you have seen it. Once is more than enough.

Cliched, Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you love 70's music. There are some great tunes and they are well executed for the most part.

Don't see it if you saw it Off-Broadway (it was better there).

Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you are into creative staging, great acting, beautiful sets, and amazing lighting. This show is a must see.

Don't see it if you are a prickly pear.

Great staging, Original, Ambitious, Epic

See it if ...You enjoy innovative staging. It is several years old, but remains a fresh as the day it opened.

Don't see it if have a deep dislike of Disney.

During previews
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if have a pulse. This is one of those rare pieces that EVERYONE should see. A great piece of theatre. Don't miss this one.

Don't see it if Seriously. Just go. This one should win all the Off-Broadway awards. Best Play I have seen in years!

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Edgy

See it if You are a New Yorker or a fan of NYC. It is actually better in the Off-Broadway (smaller) space. The intimacy really adds to the experience.

Don't see it if You hate puppetry...but if you don't see it, you are missing one of the important pieces of musical theatre history. Just go.

During previews
I And You
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are in High School or have a kid in High School. It would be interesting for parents and kids to see together.

Don't see it if You are tired. It is a bit slow paced until the end.

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.

During previews
Shining City
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.

Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
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.

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.

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.

During previews
Nathan the Wise
East Village
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.

Bright Star
Midtown W
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.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Original

See it if You love musical theatre. One destined to be a classic in the annals of theatre history. It has passed the test of longevity. Go see it! Now

Don't see it if You are a diehard fan of the book, as the plot deviates from the source material.

Bayside! The Musical!
East Village
Entertaining, Original, Raunchy

See it if you like raw, cutting-edge theatre. Also see if you can't get enough of SAVED BY THE BELL. The inside jokes are insightful and funny.

Don't see it if you have a great need for high production values. This show is VERY East Village and has very bare-bones set/lights.

Cliched, Offensive, Dated, Excruciating

See it if you are a straight bachelorette. The only reason this is not a "0" is because the actors are doing amazing jobs in the thinnest of scripts.

Don't see it if you have any intelligence. Jokes are old and tired.

Buried Child
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Slow, Intense

See it if you love Ed Harris. He is amazing. This is not one of Shepard's better plays. The play is self-indulgent and the direction is uneven.

Don't see it if you are sleepy. If you are...the constant rain soundscape will put you under.

Clever, Fluffy, Original

See it if you are interested in movement/dance centered entertainment. The dancers are excellent.

Don't see it if you have seen any version of this show before. Name changes - same show.

Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Don't.

Don't see it if This show needs retired. The actress in this show is tired of acting in this dead story...and it shows.

Trip of Love
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of music from the 60's. It is a fun, cruise ship style review. The singing and dancing are what make this show really pop!

Don't see it if You don't like 60's music or require dialogue to follow a story-line. This is wall-to-wall music...good music.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You are a fan of Gloria Estefan. It is a love letter to her music and life. Well acted. The story resonates beyond the stage.

Don't see it if You are not a fan or are uncomfortable with jukebox musicals. This is one...a good one...but still jukebox.

Intelligent, Profound

See it if You love good theatre.

Don't see it if You MUST see this.