Jonathan 6315

Cortlandt Manor | 35-49 | Male
About:  I am an academic with an undergraduate degree in theatre arts with fairly broad tastes for plays, musicals, and things in between. Love new works by emerging artists, not such a fan of star-driven productions and juke box musicals.
Reviews (20)
75
During previews
Resonant, Exquisite, Romantic, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you like seeing a good, small ensemble of chamber musicians, are interested in the history of classical music, and enjoy one-person shows.

Don't see it if you don't like 80s-style, screensaver-like accompaniments to live music or have seen one too many denouncements of the rise of fascism.

80
Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like character studies involving a small cast and a story with people going through problems at all phases of life.

Don't see it if you're looking for something with special effects, singing or dancing.

75
Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you like taut scenes with very skilled actors portraying people with various mental illnesses.

Don't see it if you are looking for something fast-paced and lighthearted, or if you're looking for high-quality singing in periodic song interludes.

75
During previews
Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like family dramas & the effects of the choices parents make for their children. Also great to see an off Bway actor with Down Syndrome.

Don't see it if You like something fast-paced and fluffy.

95
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing how Shakespeare's plays have a direct relevance to the contemporary moment.

Don't see it if you're a big Trump not much given to seeing your man sent up on stage.

75
Intelligent, Clever, Dated, Slow, Great acting

See it if you like an older show with an interesting perspective on age-old questions of how our decisions affect us as we age.

Don't see it if you want something fast-paced, it is a slow ride back and forth from the 1910s to the 1930s.

90
Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like opera, enjoy a whimsical set and a cast full of energy that can connect with children in the audience.

Don't see it if you want something very traditionally staged - there are modern touches all over the place.

95
Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like great ensemble pieces which speak about both history and the present moment with a deft sensitivity to both comedy and pathos.

Don't see it if You are looking for something airy, light-hearted and disconnected from what's going on today.

75
Great staging, Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals on the more experimental side.

Don't see it if Strobes and other jarring lighting effects are not your thing, and if you are looking for a show with well-defined, complex characters.

91
Profound, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals with great original music and an original story.

Don't see it if You are into jukebox musicals.

75
Intense, Funny, Intelligent, Slow, Dated

See it if you like a small ensemble with strong performances across the board and thoughtful choices in staging.

Don't see it if issues pertaining to dementia are not something you want to see explored in excruciating detail on stage, or if you're into fast-paced fare.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if You have curious children who enjoy learning about the world around them and how inventors have wok to improve the lot of humanity.

Don't see it if You are looking for a sit-back and relax and be entertained kind of experience. It's an interactive show.

55
Fluffy, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like rock and really, really canned classical music. One of the singers wasn't bad but it was rinse and repeat from one no. to the next.

Don't see it if You are looking for narrative, inventive staging or something thought-provoking.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Dated, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like intense one on one acting, in particular Paul Sparks who is outstanding, and if you like plays that explore the quirks of language.

Don't see it if you mind plays with a slightly dated view, both in terms of how LGBTQ people are described and what NYC around the park is like.

75
Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Slow, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy plays about people being not OK. The protagonist is a hot mess and spends the play trying to figure himself out compellingly.

Don't see it if You want something that has a neat, happy ending with a bow on it. This is very much a play that explores the land of neurosis/depression.

75
Great writing, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you enjoy good actors doing their thing.

Don't see it if you're looking for a laugh-out-loud escape. This is very much a play about upper-middle class people with upper-middle class problems.

80
Funny, Great acting, Refreshing, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you like stately productions which create a mood and use it as the driving force for dramatic action.

Don't see it if you like a traditional musical. This is much more of a play with music than what you would think of as the norm for Broadway.

95
Intense, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great acting, superb lighting and live Klezmer music on-stage. Also if you want to learn the history of censorship and intolerance

Don't see it if You have trouble watching intense depictions of Holocaust-era Poland.

75
Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like plays about contemporary Ameican Jewish identity.

Don't see it if You are not interested in questions about Jewish life in America.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like innovation, great music, clever lyrics and American history.

Don't see it if You can't stand hip hop.