John 6215

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (54)
95
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like traditional musicals and like to be entertained and laugh a lot.

Don't see it if You want a more contemporary, dramatic musical.

65
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Fluffy, Quirky, Some nice moments, Some nice songs, Strong singers

See it if You'd like seeing an original musical that pays homage to Ethyl Merman and gives a nod to many of her songs.

Don't see it if You're expecting performances of the actual songs that Ethyl Merman sang.

90
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like Carey Mulligan. She’s wonderful in this. And the writing is great.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-woman dramas with no intermission.

75
Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Slow, Dated

See it if you're interested in seeing a musical about Harvey Milk and gay issues.

Don't see it if you're not interested in musicals or gay issues.

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Some great songs, Silly

See it if You like hearing the songs from the 50s sung by great singers.

Don't see it if You don’t like a lot of amateurish silly banter.

Also The first act is much stronger than the second act, which has fewer me... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Clever sets

See it if You like entertaining, fun musicals.

Don't see it if You prefer serious plays dealing with social or political issues.

75
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Slow, Strange

See it if You like philosophical discussions.

Don't see it if You want a play with action or of consequence.

80
Loveless Texas
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Confusing, Great music and band

See it if You like upbeat musicals that are just plain entertaining.

Don't see it if You want to see something thought provoking.

Also A real toe-tapping show. The book is a mess, but who cares when it's s... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing ending, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows about women's issues and you want to see accomplished actors tell an interesting story

Don't see it if You want a satisfying conclusion.

85
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Clever, Funny

See it if You like period comedies that are clever and entertaining.

Don't see it if You want an elaborate production.

80
During previews
Raisin
Queens
Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like good music and you liked the play/movie "A Raisin in the Sun."

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or stories about Black family issues.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You've never seen Henry IV and don't mind women playing men's roles and audience interaction.

Don't see it if You want a traditional production of Shakespeare.

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like heartwarming musicals with great singing, clever sets and staging, and a happy ending. If you like Andy Karl; he's great in this.

Don't see it if You like serious or tragic stories.

90
During previews
Diva: Live from Hell
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see an intense, original, well performed musical.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows or campy musicals.

95
The New Yorkers
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Cole Porter's music, and you like shows that are pure entertainment.

Don't see it if You want a show that deals with serious issues, or you want a show with elaborate sets.

90
The View UpStairs
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You think you'd like a lively musical about gay history, set in New Orleans.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about gay people.

50
If I Forget
Midtown W
Banal, Good acting, Disappointing, Sad, Long

See it if You like plays with families arguing about the holocaust and elder care and making crude remarks. And you don't care if it ends sadly.

Don't see it if You want a comfortable seat or a helpful usher. (The House Managent at the Laura Pels Theatre is disgraceful.) You want a happy ending.

65
Orange Julius
West Village
Confusing, Excruciating, Intense, Boring, Quirky

See it if You want to see a play narrated by a transgendered character.

Don't see it if You want to be able to follow what's going on.

70
Disappointing, Good singing, A downer, Sad, Boring

See it if You like all things Sondheim.

Don't see it if You like musicals that make you feel good.

65
Poison
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Talky, Intense

See it if you like simple sets, good acting, and not much else.

Don't see it if you like big productions, an engaging story and some action.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Silly

See it if You like fun, interactive entertainment with a story line.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play or musical in a theater on a stage separated from the audience.

75
Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like a lot of dialogue.

Don't see it if You like plays with some action.

85
During previews
Inner Voices 2016
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like Nancy Anderson. She's great in this. See it if you like seeing something a little different in musical theater that's excellent.

Don't see it if You want to see a big elaborate production.

75
Fiorello!
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Great songs

See it if You like great , nostalgic songs sung well by young, enthusiastic actors. And if you like musicals about New York history.

Don't see it if You want contemporary music and actors that are age appropriate, or if you like elaborate sets.

100
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You want to see and hear some great musical numbers.

Don't see it if You don't like music by the Four Seasons.

80
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Wonderful choreography, Kong is amazing & moving, So-so book and music, So-so casting, Sexy dancers

See it if You want to be entertained by lusty dancers and blown away by an impressive production and elevated puppetry.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical like those of the golden age.

55
Sex Object
Chelsea
Confusing, Excruciating, Disappointing, Enthusiastic acting, Misleading

See it if you want to see someone you know in the cast in a performance

Don't see it if You want to see something interesting.

79
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing set design, Unamazing, Dark

See it if you're interested in how they made the movie into a Broadway show.

Don't see it if you expect it to be better than the movie or want to be transported or amazed very much.

Also I wonder why they designed a set where a good portion of the audience ... Read more Read less

75
Not bad, Sad story, Slow, Moments of interesting music, Dated

See it if you like musicals about Jewish pogroms and immigration challenges.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about Jewish persecution.

75
Red Light Winter
East Village
Absorbing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Good acting, Slow

See it if You’re curious about a play with nudity.

Don't see it if You like happy endings.

65
During previews
Up the Rabbit Hole
East Village
Frustrating, Repetitive, A work in progress, Appeals to a limited audience, Major element goes unresolved

See it if You are interested in new plays dealing with gay, drug and adoption issues.

Don't see it if You're not interested in gay, drug or adoption issues.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, An old fashioned musical

See it if You like entertaining musicals with a great singing ensemble.

Don't see it if You want a show that makes you think or deals with social issues.

Also Of the four Dolly's I've seen, Donna Murphy is the most likable and mo... Read more Read less

75
Afterglow
Midtown W
Good acting, Dated, Disappointing ending, Cute cast, Cliched

See it if You like seeing male nudity and are interested in gay couples' issues.

Don't see it if You like a happy ending or want a play that provides a new perspective on an old issue.

Also Seemed more like a showcase or an off-off Broadway show than an Off-Br... Read more Read less

96
Powerful, Heartbreaking, Great staging, Great sets, Beautiful music and singing

See it if You like dramatic, powerful musicals, based on historical events, that stay with you after you've left the theater.

Don't see it if You want a light-hearted musical.

Also Effectively captures the tragedy of the Vietnam War.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Magical, Entertaining, Disappointing, Lacking in precision, Beautiful production

See it if You want to see a beautiful, entertaining production and don't care if it's in some ways not up to standard.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is impressive beyond beautiful sets and special effects.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Funny, Great staging

See it if You have never seen the play or you love the play and want to see a new, creative, energetic, shorter version of it with an impressive cast.

Don't see it if You want a traditional, full-length production of the play.

90
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You like hearing beautiful voices singing Mozart and having a helluva good time doing it. You like a clever, excellent update of a classic.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional "Marriage of Figaro" and don't like seeing it tampered with.

70
Disappointing, Unfaithful to the material, A train wreck, Slow, Ensemble needs work

See it if You want to see Austin Pendleton in a show. You're interested in seeing a production of King Lear.

Don't see it if You want to see Shakespeare or Austin Pendleton at his best.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Great dancing and choreography

See it if You liked the movie or if you like great dancing and an interesting story.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about gangsters or racism.

100
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like intelligent, well-crafted plays with great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about gay men.

76
The Bride
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Creative, Inconsistent quality

See it if You love Shakespeare and seeing young, energetic actors put a creative spin on a no-frills production.

Don't see it if You want a show where everyone sings on pitch. You want high production values.

85
Yours Unfaithfully
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Interesting story, Beautiful sets and costumes, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent writing, good acting and beautiful sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You like shows that are fast-paced and have closure at the end.

90
Big River
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Dated period piece, Very long second act

See it if You like Roger Miller's music. You like Mark Twain's humor.

Don't see it if You don't want to hear dated, politically incorrect language. You want to see elaborate sets.

90
Old fashioned, Delightful, Feel good, Fun, Beautiful

See it if You like old-fashioned, feel good shows with great dancing, singing and beautiful sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You're looking for something contemporary that deals with social issues and makes you think differently about the world.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Good singing, Simple staging and sets, Good musicians, Concert format

See it if You'd like a concert of South African music with a strong female lead singer and two engaging female backup singers and two male musicians.

Don't see it if You want a full-length musical with a strong book and high production values.

65
Men in Towels
East Village
Dated, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you miss the days people went to plays just because they were gay, whether they're any good or not. And see it if you like fringe musicals.

Don't see it if you prefer mainstream musical theater with high production values.

75
During previews
Two Class Acts
Soho/Tribeca
Dated, Fluffy

See it if You like plays about men exploring their sexuality.

Don't see it if You want high production values.

55
5 Guys Chillin'
Soho/Tribeca
Raunchy, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Talky

See it if You like shows about the downfalls of recreational drugs and sex, with lots of talk and not much nudity.

Don't see it if You want a fun show with a happy ending.

90
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if You like shows about successful entertainers and their journey to becoming famous.

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of tap dancing.

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see something different, and you want to see what all the fuss is about.

Don't see it if You want to see a sentimental or traditional musical.