Joey P

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I love theater! Life is a stage! Enjoy!
Reviews (79)
29
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You are a fan of financial themed documentaries with zero character development

Don't see it if You don't like "Junk"

Also very disappointing, slow, show that in my opinion should not be presen... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You enjoy dark comedy musicals. First act slow, soon sound like, but many cast members sing very well.

Don't see it if You don't particularly like dark humor

Also First act, set up for characters and moves a little slow. Songs Little... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see something light with some good moments, but overall most of this falls flat. Supporting cast shined at times.

Don't see it if You are particular about good scores and consistency.

Also I felt that the lead was miscast and score was up and down. Some thing... Read more Read less

83
War Paint
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if Entertaining musical about great feud. Christine is very good but Patti is eating the scenery! She is simply amazing. Men are wonderful too.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy women stories. Probably this show is more for woman and gay men

Also Great sets and costumes as well! great production !

82
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful story and excellent performances highlight this personal tale of family relationships in the early 60's. insightful and moving

Don't see it if You don't enjoy character studies that slowly take time to evolve

84
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if wonderful cast and interesting well written play. 3 1/2 hours long goes by so fast with some of the most funny and clever dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays with quirky characters. That is such a minor detail because I think you will be taking in with this play

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a classic with great performances notably by Janet McTeer. and Liev Shreibers who play cruel games to humiliate others!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy period pieces and not theater oriented.

89
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting

See it if you like stories than span 40 years. Seeing what life presents years later. Great cast and concept. Also wonderful sets! Very funny moments

Don't see it if you don't like character studies before and after.

90
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You like thought provoking shows staring with early provocative Yiddish theater, the, Holocaust, censorship, and blacklist.

Don't see it if If you don't like well written and beautifully staged plays with wonderful ensemble cast

93
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like well written book and music with great performances and bravura lead! Will not be disappointed! Run to see this!

Don't see it if You don't like well written musicals with great performances

80
During previews
Arty, Funny, Great acting, Disturbing

See it if very well acted vignettes , sometimes funny, moving, and disturbing at times. Pushes the buttons in a well constructed manner. Great cast!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy experimental theater with mature manner

76
Red Speedo
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Well acted and compelling playOlympic hopefull trainee and his brother, coach and on an old girlfriend. Unexpected twists and well acted .

Don't see it if You don't appreciate plays that starts slowly and takes it's time to set up a story and characters

70
The Royale
Upper W Side
Absorbing

See it if You enjoy absorbing Story of African Americann boxer who must decide if winning or losing is better because of racism. In this period.

Don't see it if Hard hitting message dramas are no to your liking

79
On The Town
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy revival musicals with lots of dancing and delicious music courtesy of Leonard Bernstein and Adolf Green/Betty Comdem. Lots of fun

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals

12
Threesome
Midtown E
Awful

See it if if you just like plays with nudity. This was the most senseless plays. First act supposed to by funny. 2nd act Politics and boring insights

Don't see it if just don't see this!

81
Smokefall
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like thought-provoking place with great ensemble acting. Was pleasantly surprised and enjoy this more than I thought

Don't see it if you don't plays that make you think and leave things open

81
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy great entertaing shows with wonderful lead and talented character actors singing,dancing fun country numbers

Don't see it if You don't enjoy funny farce musicals

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if A wonderful exciting musical that is so fresh entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised. Highly recommend this

Don't see it if If you don't like new fresh musicals

48
During previews
Boring

See it if You like like shows that are so slow and boring. Actors were good story slow felt my mind wander and throughout most of it

Don't see it if I would just say don't see it

79
Allegiance
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals with good book/story are fans of George Takei and Lea Solonga. They have many wonderful moments! Also very moved to tears.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals with heavy subject story .

80
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy English murder mystery comedy musical's with twists and lots of fun things. Delightful and wonderful performances

Don't see it if You don't get or like English humor and musical comedy

85
During previews
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like John Patrick Shanley's writing and enjoy edgy dramas with top notch cast including lead actor giving a tour de force performance.

Don't see it if you don't like thought provoking dramas with edgy anger outburst scenes

60
Some good moments

See it if You enjoy Andrea McCardle giving a good performance in a mediocre play.

Don't see it if slow 2 character plays are not your top your taste.

81
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy campy splashy musical comedies with some top notch singing and dancing.

Don't see it if If you don't have a sense of humor

72
Absorbing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if you like big production shows with great direction and staging and spectacular effects.

Don't see it if You prefer more original style music. Music sound like other various scores

74
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like short one act plays with good esemble

Don't see it if you don't like slow moving at times plays that take their time developing.

Also 4 one act plays by Teresa Deevy range from a to z. first one - , Stran... Read more Read less

81
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Edgy

See it if you enjoy stories of sibling reconciling and serious subjects with funny moments. Staging and acting top notch!

Don't see it if You don't like shows with small stories and find the subject depressing

Also Lily Taylor and Janeane Garofalo are excellent and have great chemistr... Read more Read less

81
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Glenn Close is simply amazing as Norma Desmond! That is it in a nutshell. Not a fan of this score, except for 2 songs.

Don't see it if You don't like nostalgic musicals

Also . This lower down scales Sunset entertaining due to Glenn Close! Saw t... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Brilliant revival of classic Hellmann play. Extraordinary performances by Laura , Cynthia and cast. A definite must see for theater lovers!

Don't see it if You don't like classic drams

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Excellent rival, actually even better than before. Brilliant staging, acting, direction, and performances. Very epic and moving story!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy long epic big productions.

82
During previews
Enchanting

See it if Moving stage adaptation of classic movie. Molly Ringwald is excellent as Aurora. Supporting cast very good as well.Fans of film will enjoy!

Don't see it if You don't like funny and moving stories of family relationships.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Entertaining traditional Irving Berlin musical pulling out all steps with wonderful production numbers, singing and dancing extravaganza.

Don't see it if You don't like traditional song and dance shows

56
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You like to see classic shows staged and directed to present to share with the new light. Very good actors but slow moving

Don't see it if You don't like classic shows with lots of dialogue in many characters

78
Exit Strategy
West Village
Absorbing

See it if you like well acted, thought provocative plays with message. People who worked in schools in the audience were moved by this.

Don't see it if You if you view plays with messages as preachy

94
During previews
Absorbing

See it if You like excellent revivals of classic plays. Eugene O'Neill's best and mesmerizing excellent tour De Force performance by Jessica Lange!

Don't see it if You're not a theater lover Iof classic shows iwith scenes taking their time to build to the next scene

69
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious

See it if Some good moments and some good musical numbers but not consistent and uninteresting choreography.Actors are good . Story unappealing

Don't see it if Even though our family musical, plot makes one feel uncomfortable

68
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Clever

See it if Good throwback numbers and production, great set. Some things work and some don't. Very stylish but falls flat

Don't see it if The subject matter offends you. Although my opinion it was tastefully done . Far less explicit than the original movie

84
Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Tennessee Williams. This is one of his favorite plays. Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto and cast are excellent!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dramas with heavy subject,

100
Cabaret (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Brilliant!

See it if You want to see a great updated revival of a classic. Excellent direction by Sam Mendes. Allan Cummings is superb and cast is excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with serious subject matter!

60
During previews
Antlia Pneumatica
Midtown W
Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if There are so many things I liked and didn't like about this. cast is good in particular one actress who was like a breath of fresh air

Don't see it if you. Don't like plays with long overdrawn scenes. Very confusing

87
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy well-written classic shows in particular this is one of Arthur Miller's best. Great performances

Don't see it if You don't enjoy riveting Classic dramas. This is for theater lovers

87
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Wonderful revival and simply delightful!Great cast headed by Laura Benanti who triumphs the 11 o'clock song vanilla ice cream & many others

Don't see it if You don't like romantic comedy classic musicals

63
Buried Child
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Sam Shepard Plays. Some good moments very good performances but I play does not progress and some things left uexplained.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy place with quirky Offbeat characters

87
During previews
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing

See it if Boarding school Period piece 30's tales about women with a twist and suprise. Very well written and acted. Actress's are all excellent!

Don't see it if If you don't like period talky dramas with all female casts.

70
During previews
Please Continue
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You like plays about 2 different stories that intertwine. Intersting topic of psychology electric shock experiments & Yale campus scandal

Don't see it if 2 separate plots and serious subject matter

60
During previews
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Very dark and artistic take of the tin woodsman from the Wizard of Oz. Excellent special effects. Excellent violin player throughout

Don't see it if you don't Enjoy plays with little dialogue and very artistic and symbolic themes.

90
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if very well acted plays about relationships and how dynamics change when people become parents and enjoy great ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if Dramas with subjects of intimacy, relationships longing, and acceptance are not to your liking

70
During previews
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like dramas about families where hidden feelings explode and enjoy a good ensemble

Don't see it if you don't like plays with some whining annoying characters

81
Matilda
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoy musical adaptions of children themed movies and enjoy some interested staging and pretty good score chorography.

Don't see it if you don't like witch themed tales and children.

98
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Smart entertainmen with great musical numbers. Very good lyrics and book great cast. Lots of innuendos in lyrics hysterically funny ! A+++++

Don't see it if The cleverness of the show will go over your head