John 8046

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (41)
90
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved the PLAY and LOATHED THE MOVIE - this is a smaller but still GREAT version of the 10 year old show

Don't see it if you dont want to ROCK HARD and LOUDLY - you're allergic to spandex & glitter and booby jokes.....

96
Luzia
Queens
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Super Cirque - no animals but great people acts and VISUALS

Don't see it if you want lions, tigers and bears you want simple circus fluff

80
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Still in previews but ADAM DRIVER knocks it out of the park - "Felicity" is getting there - great acting and writing - good set

Don't see it if you want calm / sedate theater - you want a musical / you don't like shouting..

95
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Clever

See it if GREAT MUSIC - Andre De Shields (THE WIZ) is back and FANTASTIC - clever retelling of classic tals / staging wonderful

Don't see it if you don't like musicals...you don't like jazz / zydeco music (think Once)...

89
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if great musical with CLASSIC songs - fun set and really enthusiastic cast -

Don't see it if you don't like musicals - you want a "sercious message play"....you have no soul.....

85
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if Funny writing / acting and premise - and a surprise i didn't expect - staging terriffic - accents good - top notch UK humor

Don't see it if you don't like "Active listening" to follow plot - it's a WORDY play (which i like) - people in dialects - could be difficult to understand

60
Insipid, Disappointing, Dated, Banal, Overrated

See it if i can't think of a reason to see it...wait - the Red Dress... that's about it... no good songs - lackluster generally - Orfeh is good

Don't see it if just dont...

79
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if you like the book/movie - enjoy immersive "in your face/lap" theater. Nudity & simulated sex are ok

Don't see it if you don't like loud/flashy in your face immersive theater. no want to see needls Drug use / nudity - a scottish accent is difficult for you

90
Skintight
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Resonant

See it if Idina fan...good funny banter, lovely acting by all, hunk in jockstrap is good

Don't see it if Hunk in jockstrap is bad. U only like idena if she's singing.. spring winter relations turn u off

75
Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a 14 year old girl...you love the movie and all things tina fey ... you use the term "fetch" when not throwing a stick for a dog..

Don't see it if you want your musicals to have good solid well written music...you want depth -altho 2ndary charachers are BRILLIANT..

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

See it if it has earned it's reputation - Great musical - topical in a way - you like wonderful staging/singing/choreography

Don't see it if you are hard of hearing - lots of quick words and you have to actively LISTEN - you don't approve of "nontraditional" casting...

100
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging

See it if many funny 1 liners/pithy put downs - AMAZING characters brought to life by GREAT actors - is more than a "gay" play

Don't see it if homophobic...wants a musical...wants everything to be "nice"...

80
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You know and love the score / AMAZING costumes / you're a Lauren Ambrose fan

Don't see it if you want more than 1 intermission in a 3 hour play...you don't like musicals ...

100
Distorted Diznee
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if 4 of nyc's top drag entertainers SLAM the disney princesses and the concept behind them - not for the faint of heart

Don't see it if you don't like drag / lipsincking - you want a calm night out

60
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky

See it if I just can't see how anyone could like the show...some good preformances in a directorial train wreck

Don't see it if you want clear, concise plotlines and engaging characters

75
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant

See it if you want to see 'stars' on stage - tho MICHAEL C. is TERRIFFIC

Don't see it if you don't care about"stars" but want a good show...

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if You're a "sondheimite" or a Follies Fan...AMAZING direction/acting/singing/staging/costumes/lighting-Basically it's EVERYTHING it should be

Don't see it if you cant sit thru the 2.5 hour movie without taking a break - there is no "interval"

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Intense

See it if Youre a sondheim STodd fan - it's TRULY INTENSE as space is intimate and the actors are LITERALLY in your face. Music is AMAZING

Don't see it if you don't like musicals/ sondheim / being too close to the action

94
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if You're a billy crudup fan - you SHOULD be...just saying . great characterization and truly commands the stage

Don't see it if you want a lot of flash & splash - this is a drama w/ comedic undertones and NOT a large broadway show

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Mark Rylance is your "theater god"...and if he isn't HE SHOULD BE...

Don't see it if you need a lot of distraction/big numbers to hold your attention

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you've pondered about 'puppet sex'

Don't see it if you hold sesame street in too high a regard

70
During previews
Fluffy, Overblown, Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if it's a BIG FLASHY COLORFUL musical with snippets of pop songs used to move plot forward -

Don't see it if all song / no substance -

50
During previews
Great acting, Raunchy, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a nathan lane fan...or julie white..or kristine nielsen - otherwise stay home or see HADESTOWN... you like edgy bloody "funny" plays

Don't see it if you want a well written good dramady / it's SAD as the potential was so huge w/ the talent involved - on the plus side 90 mins no intermissi

84
Quirky, Relevant, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a light hearted romp / slightly deep - but SO FUN // scenery CHEWING galore by The Drowsy Chaperone

Don't see it if you want serious drama - don't like campy fun zany fluffy musicals...

75
Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if classic piece of theater preformed in YIDDISH - there are supertitles..the acting is topnotch and it's cleverly staged

Don't see it if you want your theater in english / you don't like musicals / you want BIG SPLASHY stage effects

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if 3 great actors at top of their game / interractions are wonderful...banter is very well done -

Don't see it if you want it to follow the book (editor part MUCH larger but it's CHERRY JONES) want musical - don't want a play whose impetus is a suicide

79
Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy well written/acted 'dramadies' - like watching family (dis) function - are a fan of Army Hammer

Don't see it if find current 'gender typing' ie pansexuality annoying - don't want to watch a family unit interact painfully AND amusingly

80
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if LGBQTetcetcetc is an interest. Good comic moments make you l0l. u r a JTF fan. Clever set/staging - casting is wonderful.

Don't see it if the whole "cis" lable is a turn off/insipid idea. LGBQetc is annoying - you don't like plays

50
During previews
Cliched, Quirky, Overrated, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if You're crazy about the go-gos...like sparkly costumes...you like verse - enjoy camp - 2 actors save the show - neither are "leads" -

Don't see it if You want to go to "theater" and not a "concert" where people sing along - i KID YOU NOT...you want to feel like you got your moneys worth -

100
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you appreciate THEATRE and all facets - acting/Staging/lighting/script/ you want to know what those hogwart kids are up to

Don't see it if can't commit to long play - you cant keep a secret / - it's just a GREAT . PRODUCTION

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Epic

See it if wonderful writing / acting - staging and stage concepts...very current and NOT FLUFFY at all

Don't see it if you don't want to spend a lot of time at the theater - you don't like plays with gay subject matter

75
Afterglow
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to see NUDITY - lots . of NUDITY - enjoy relationship "drama"

Don't see it if you DON"T want to see NUDITY - lots of NUDITY - you're homophobic

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if u like clever staging concepts - you like the "island vibe" - like romantic boy/girl story that doesn't ALWAYS end out happily ever after...

Don't see it if you want a play on a stage w/ classic 4th wall proscenium / you don't like musicals

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dated, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if Kreskin is the first Mentalist - Carson, Griffin, Douglas - and STILL can AMAZE - his patter a bit old fashioned - nonetheless

Don't see it if 2 hrs - no intermission - you don't like "Magic" -

100
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if physical SLAPSTICK MAGNIFICIENTLY preformed - true drawing room FARCE - Noises Off on STEROIDS

Don't see it if you want a serious dramatic evening of theater

90
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Rocking! (discoing!)

See it if losts of flash & splash w/ funchoreography - 3 talanted leads portray life of DONNA SUMMER - a TRUE diva gone b4 her time

Don't see it if you don't like disco - THE PLAY IS 2 HOURS NO INTERMISSION...

98
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Intense

See it if Acting tour de force - clever concept beautifully done

Don't see it if wants lots "bells n whistles" - are a lazy listener

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Clever

See it if you like pure, well written/acted musicals. I was hesitant due to subject matter (9/11) it's NOT about that..i've now seen it 4 times

Don't see it if you don't like to actively LISTEN to musicals - you want FULL LAVISH sets and . productions

81
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You don't mind profane lyrics - AMAZING VOICES singing OPERATICALLY in small space. Clever staging - Tom Hewitt as SPRINGER is stellar

Don't see it if you DO mind . profane lyrics - you want an excessive amount of "depth" in your dramatic experience - you loathe "reality" tv

85
Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you like NEON!!! and great staging/acting/singing/dancing

Don't see it if "War and Peace" is your idea of light reading

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you think social media is getting out of hand

Don't see it if "suicide" is too close to home for you