Joseph J

Middletown | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (52)
85
Enchanting, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you love old fashioned musicals with a classic score!

Don't see it if you insist on modern music or convention. Changes were made that purists may not approve of.

90
Must see, Masterful, Intense, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if you love absorbing plots and twists that you don't see coming. Stage magic at its finest!

Don't see it if have a hard time sitting still. If you're not a Potter fan, this may not be for you!

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you enjoy entertaining, thoughtful theatre

Don't see it if you are homophobic, and have no heart at all.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you want to experience high level energy, a powerful score and a top notch ensemble.

Don't see it if you have a hard time reliving the 9/11 tragedy or are looking for "fluff"

90
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you enjoy heartfelt comedic dramas. Cast is flawless.

Don't see it if can't handle serious subjects.

Also Jack DiFalco as the young kid with mental issues is an actor to follow... Read more Read less

73
Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you are looking for light hearted family entertainment. Great cast.

Don't see it if if you preferred the London cast recording. They took out superior songs to replace with the film songs. Great cast wasted on bad material.

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if need to see Lupone and Ebersole sing at their best! Strong story and excellent work by the director

Don't see it if you have little interest in the world of make up. Score not one of Frankel/Korie's best.

90
Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if are a Sondheim, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Annaleigh Ashford fan.

Don't see it if you want fluff. This Pulitzer Prize winning musical is not for non artistic people.

81
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you want to be lost in the magic and music of Gloria Estefan!

Don't see it if you dislike bio-musicals like Beautifl, Jersey Boys, etc.

87
The Humans
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see fine acting. Hard to categorize. Moving , funny, scary!

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluff theatre piece.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you enjoy hearing a lost musical score from Menken and Ashman. I APPLAUD this company for giving us the chance to see this! Please record!

Don't see it if you hate staged musicals, or want ONLY to see the "popular" tried and true hits of the past.

93
Bright Star
Midtown W
Enchanting, Refreshing, Romantic, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want to be moved. Excellent ensemble work, a score that's beautiful, and a plot that is hard to resist.

Don't see it if dislike bluegrass influenced score.

80
The Accidental Pervert
West Village
Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a night to laugh your butt off. Playwright/performer is a delight onstage.Very interactive with his audience!

Don't see it if you have a prudish nature. Adult themes abound!

80
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like well staged, loving adaptions of a beloved children's novel

Don't see it if you are looking for profound and deep. Just a feel good musical!

77
American Psycho
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy innovative satirical theatre.

Don't see it if you prefer old fashioned musicals.

92
For a previous production
Great acting, Great writing, Original, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you're looking for excellence in story, score and wonderful performances.

Don't see it if you want to see "fluff".

83
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you need to laugh desperately. The best musical comedy stars ALL in one show! not to be missed!

Don't see it if you're looking for deep meaning or have no sense of humor!.

87
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Must see

See it if love fantastic Fosse choreography and excellent staging!

Don't see it if you don't like bare bones sets.

79
Enchanting, Romantic, Overrated, Epic

See it if you want great music, and a romantic time.

Don't see it if you're not an operatic fan.

81
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if interested in shows that make you think of the labels we put on ourselves to fit into society. Great trio of actors!

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with males kissing onstage.

98
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Must see, Great writing

See it if You need a great day of theatre!

Don't see it if are easily offended.

87
Clever, Edgy, Funny, Great writing, Raunchy

See it if you want to laugh non-stop, and be moved!

Don't see it if you are easily offended by bad language.

95
Original, Must see, Great writing

See it if want to be overwhelmed by fine writing and excellent performances!

Don't see it if are easily offended by depictions of homosexuality.

85
Fluffy, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if want to be moved and entertained

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical score.

78
Allegiance
Midtown W
Resonant, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if You feel that certain stories NEED to be told.

Don't see it if you expect a wonderful score. The lyrics could use some work...

89
Hilarious, Great singing, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love diversity and a heart felt love for gay people in general.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or have a bias toward anyone who is different.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Romantic, Relevant, Entertaining, Great writing, Clever

See it if you love an old fashioned overture, the funniest script, and great performances.

Don't see it if you have a problem with cross dressing, prefer drama or treating women with respect.

88
Clever, Great staging, Fluffy, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You love innovative fun evenings!

Don't see it if not a fan of fluff, or live "cartoony" characters!

97
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you need a fix of hysterical comedy, mixed with truth and moving moments.

Don't see it if if your a Trump loving homophobe.

97
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Romantic

See it if you want to see how to properly adapt a film to stage. Crowds cheered after each number!

Don't see it if you are an unromantic grump who needs a nap and hate adventurous stories.

82
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Romantic, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you love the big band sound. Great score and choreography. Plot keeps your interest!

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff or prefer the more modern musicals..

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Resonant

See it if you want to see great acting by a superb cast! Perfect ensemble.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals, or prefer comedies.

96
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if enjoy funny/moving theatre touching on relationship that are rarely explored.

Don't see it if you have issues with alternative relationships or if you prefer fluff.

Also I could relate to the main lead males issues. I felt like I was watchi... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Love a show with all the best elements of musical theatre!

Don't see it if you have a problem with alternative families.

Also This is my favorites musical, so I'll admit to being biased. With this... Read more Read less

80
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you LOVE great tap dancing/staging. The ensemble is first rate and Robert Creighton's performance has to be seen to be believed! He's Cagney

Don't see it if you want a decent original score or a great book. Just so-so in that department

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see an incredible achievement in theatrical design and acting skill.

Don't see it if you miss the September closing date, otherwise move you ass to the Box Office and get tickets.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Overrated, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you LOVE the film, love great ensemble work, and love the lead actress. The writing of the book, choreography and direction was wonderful.

Don't see it if love a traditional musical score. It was a bit too "pop" sounding for my tastes.Distracted from an otherwise decent show.

83
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of this musical. Excellent kids playing iconic characters. Everyone onstage are wonderful performers!

Don't see it if you hate kids onstage, and are basically not in the mood for fluff!

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see acting at its finest. The cast is beyond compare.

Don't see it if you have a weak bladder. It's a long one...

79
Clever, Great staging, Fluffy, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You love Steven Pasquale and Leslie Kritler, excellent staging, and great ensemble work

Don't see it if you hate this style of music ( like I do), or hate fluff theatre.

98
Exquisite, Hilarious, Must see, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if want to see a flawless romantic production

Don't see it if you have no soul.

78
Clever, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if you like to get what you paid for: naked boys singing! Just a brainless fun romp!

Don't see it if you're looking for a thought provoking, or gorgeous music to hum on the way home...

89
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy technical marvels, and great staging.

Don't see it if not a big fan of the source material.

85
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Looking to have a fun evening. Funny and well written

Don't see it if you are looking for something thought provoking... Leave your mind and home, and enjoy!

79
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you are a fan of the source material. Enjoyable for the children's performances.

Don't see it if you're expecting a decent score.

80
Ambitious, Great staging, Original

See it if you're a big fan of the film. Staging is wonderful

Don't see it if if you're expecting better music than what you've heard in the movies.

94
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love a new look at an old story. Gorgeous score.

Don't see it if you are tone deaf.

87
Noises Off
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you love farce at its finest!

Don't see it if You're not in the mood to laugh hysterically!

88
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love a great show!

Don't see it if you have issues with drag queens!

80
Steve
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you want an entertaining evening starring top notch actors.

Don't see it if want to be challenged.