joseph r 6138

East Brunswick | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (39)
69
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated, Fluffy, Dated

See it if like 80's hair band music - some insipid comedic moments - if you like broadway spoofs - want to waste an afternoon

Don't see it if dislike "poser" 80's hair band rock'n'roll - looking for something fairly intelligent

88
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Excruciating

See it if You Like bio-plays, want to know where your rights came from and why it is relevant today - why women still need to keep fighting

Don't see it if You're a male chauvinist pig (well maybe you should see it and intelligent-ize yourself)

97
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Clever, Original, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like historical stories which are relevant today and are tired of broadway musicals that are just movies with songs thrown in

Don't see it if i don't know why you wouldn't see this unless you are only interested in fantasy - great singing and music - great story - original & new

80
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if want to have an uplifting time, want to see a pro-woman message -

Don't see it if you are a misogynist - don't like musical reviews

47
Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing, Choppy

See it if ONLY if you really really really have to see frozen on broadway and then be prepared to be disappointed

Don't see it if You are expecting a first rate disney show (like B&tB, LK, Aida, HoND) -This should have been, a shame it isn't)

79
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if I think this would be more appealing to someone looking for those interesting points of jewish history in NYC

Don't see it if If you are looking for theater intensive stories and history - not so much here

75
During previews
Quirky, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Great music

See it if like middle eastern music & stories about middle east - like a little off beat & quirky

Don't see it if expecting something fully formed -

86
During previews
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a classic play with a larger than life leading lady and David hyde pierce is pretty good too

Don't see it if Looking for the next hamilton ... or something groundbreaking, epic or new & refreshing

79
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Loud, Cute-in-a-way

See it if like rock n roll - have kids about 10 & up - liked the movie - like amazing kids performing

Don't see it if dislike loud rock n roll - want something deep & thought-provoking - you hated the movie

65
Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated, Dated, Insipid

See it if if you liked the movie ... if you like average run of the mill nothing special kind of musical -- there was good singing in it, though

Don't see it if you are not a fan of mob movies - you are looking for an out of ordinary show - you believe its comparison to jersey boys & west side stor

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if if you like spoofy type humor - and silly-ness

Don't see it if you are looking for historical correctness

5
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you need a dark theater to hide from someone (really i can't think of any good reason to waste your time with this one)

Don't see it if you spend money and want to see something that makes sense

76
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Original, Delightful

See it if you like bubbles or your kids do - but make sure they will be able to sit through it (figure their age appropriateness)

Don't see it if you're an adult with no kids ... i can't imagine going to this without kids

9
Blue Man Group
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Banal, Overrated

See it if you like wasting your money and time

Don't see it if you want to be entertained - absolutely horrible - they need to retire the act it's old and tired

96
Great staging, Must see, Entertaining, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want to see the all time classic romantic show with all the great tunes

Don't see it if you hate broadway musicals as this is the amalgamated all encompassing complete package - songs - acting - story - effects

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if this is classic broadway, not to be missed, especially if you've never seen the show before

Don't see it if you are expecting an over the top, cliched performance ... this is a very subdued thoughful rethinking of the show

100
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Great singing

See it if you want to see the true story of FV & the 4S's .... if you love their music - you'll love the show

Don't see it if you're not a 60's r'n'r fan ... if you don't like pop music

88
Hilarious, Raunchy, Insipid, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to laugh and are not afraid of a little (or maybe alot of raunch) - also if you are a fan of south park

Don't see it if you want a serious portrayal of mormonism also don't see it if you are afraid of bad words

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Original

See it if you like exhausting, deep stories .....

Don't see it if you're looking for a light night out ....

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Slow, Great dancing

See it if you enjoy older more traditional shows and especially if you enjoy dancing

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep or dark and if you hate dancing

79
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if interested in ww2 holocaust history - or history in general - like well acted one person shows

Don't see it if not interested in one person plays - you want something extravagant - not interested inhistory

25
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Unimpressive

See it if ONLY and even then with reservations if you are a king kong fan ...maybe if you are a puppeteer fan

Don't see it if I hate to see someone or something fail, I knew it would be hokey but not as horrible as it was - I was rooting for the planes at the end

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if u love fiddler - u aren't afraid of an intimate version of what lately has been overblown versions - if you want to be touched by its beauty

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles - if you are expecting a big broadway production

85
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like the classics - great singing and dancing - my favorite theatre - happy to see an updated ending

Don't see it if henry higgins is a misogynist pig & comes with the times - actually if you imagine sheldon brown from big bang playing him it becomes comedy

79
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you like classic rock - enjoy seeing it presented in a different way - some of the mash-ups were clever/interesting -

Don't see it if looking for "great" original rock n roll - expecting great voices (the guys were way weaker than the ladies) - you're expecting a story

89
During previews
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if like something thought provoking and touching - interested in israeli history but more than that - it's a human story

Don't see it if you're looking for action & dislike talky stories

94
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you enjoy historical revues particularly american history and the immigrant experience - don't mind shedding a tear at ellis island

Don't see it if you are anti-immigrant, but then you are the ones who should see it to be enlightened to the struggles all our ancestors endured

92
For a previous production
Funny, Hilarious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if want to laugh hard & long .. like slapstick ... like silly humor ... it is what it is -> comedy at its best

Don't see it if looking for a deep existentialist drama or something intellectual, highbrow or deep ... if you're a grump stay away

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Epic, Masterful

See it if it is all it says it is - hints: you will get more out of by listening to the soundtrack beforehand & also watch the pbs making of docmntry

Don't see it if afraid to open up to new experiences in theater - you should still see it anyway --- by the way read the hints in "see it" to enjoy it more

75
Dizzying, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you like things that are a bit different and you want to see josh groban

Don't see it if you're expecting ALOT of josh singing & you don't like plays with a "fizzle-y" ending (after alot of energy, the end was staged disappointin

69
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Campy, Silly

See it if if you enjoy "insider theater" jokes & like campy & silly: see it if you can get a discount, even though i enjoyed i wouldn't pay full price

Don't see it if looking for serious, deep, though provoking drama - don't see it if you hate musicals (like one of the characters in the show)

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you like bluegrass or want to see a show that's a throwback to old 40's b&w movies

Don't see it if you want a deep story and if you want the usual "classical" show tune experience

80
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great dancing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you want to learn some history and be entertained by some of the greatest performers of our time

Don't see it if you're not interested in the history of theater

90
Confusing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you like gloria estefan for sure - also if you want an energetic show that will have you singing all the way home

Don't see it if you don't like the music or the estefans ... also if you are looking for something deep and dark, not the show for you

70
Matilda
Midtown W
Confusing, Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you like the story

Don't see it if you hate weird surprises at the end that don't make sense or if you hate when they speak with put on hard to understand fake british accents

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you want a good, fun, broadway show that touches on alot of interesting themes relevant in today's world

Don't see it if you're afraid of transvestites and harbor other insecurities and phobias

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you like disney or even if you don't - the staging and costumes are amazing - the effects and visuals are astounding - great take on hamlet

Don't see it if you're a grump and still own a black and white television at home -

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a classic, well done, great twist on the wizard of oz

Don't see it if you are afraid of flying monkeys or witches or you don't want your belief in the wizard of oz movie played with

95
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh - you will forget that it's puppets up there

Don't see it if you don't appreciate risque of any kind - don't bring the little ones