JosephBaranello

New York City

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Reviews (53)
96
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Epic, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like musicals that combine vaudeville, acrobatics, and great dancing and singing.

Don't see it if If you like more traditional musicals with just singing and dancing. Also if you are uncomfortable partial nudity.

75
During previews
When It Happens to You
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Banal

See it if If you like plays dealing with personal and tragic situations based on a true story.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows with tragic situations and would rather see something with a more cheerful plot.

68
Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You like plays with subjects that are though provoking and out of the ordinary.

Don't see it if You rather see a show with an easy to follow plot and if you don't like watching three short plays combined into one performance.

70
Confusing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like performances with a large cast with a story line that makes you use your imagination.

Don't see it if If you prefer to see a show with a more straight forward story line.

74
Intense, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that have a musical performance in the first half and a more serious acting performance in the second half.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a play that is a musical straight through or one which is a straight acting performance straight through.

74
God of Marz
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you like comedy plays that spoof religion and god.

Don't see it if If you think you would be offended by a play that deals with spoofing religion.

71
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you enjoy plays that spoof award shows. Also if you enjoy comedy and audience participation.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy comedy shows with audience participation.

77
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like comedy mixed with drama plays that deal with family and friends issues. Also if you like British themed plays.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a strict comedy or a strict drama play. Also if you don't like British themed shows.

79
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like plays dealing with serious subject matters. Also if you like horror stories with a twisted plot.

Don't see it if If you prefer shows with a lighter plot and if you don't like horror shows.

65
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if If you like old time shows with a twisted plot. Also if you like good acting.

Don't see it if If you prefer to see a more modern play with a simple plot. Also if you don't like a two character play and would rather see a larger cast.

90
Steel Magnolias
Brooklyn
Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that deal with intriguing life issues. Also if you like southern themed shows with great acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays that deal with serious life issues with sad endings.

66
Confusing, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if If you like Shakespeare themed plays with a complicated story line. Also if you enjoy long shows with a large cast.

Don't see it if If you like easier to understand plays and if you don't appreciate Shakespeare themed plays.

74
During previews
June is the First Fall
West Village
Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like shows dealing with family issues and controversial subjects. Also if you like plays that deal with homosexual/interactional dating.

Don't see it if You rather see something with less serious issues. Also if you are not comfortable with gay and interracial subject matters.

83
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like plays dealing with war and racial issues. Also if you appreciate good acting with a simple stage setting.

Don't see it if If you are not comfortable with themes dealing with racial issues and segregation in the past history of the United States.

65
Strangers in the World
West Village
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if If you like shows that deal with historical issues. Also if you like plays with complicated plots and good acting.

Don't see it if You rather see plays that are easy to follow and that deal with current issues.

62
Edgy, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if If you like edgy shows with complicated plots.

Don't see it if If you like shows that have a simple plot that are not edgy.

54
The Owl Girl
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like shows dealing with cultural issues and like a shows with big casts.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with cultural issues or if you don't like long plays lasting over two hours.

51
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you like shows with a very simple stage setup and if you prefer a small cast.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show with a more fancy stage setup with a bigger cast

72
Entertaining

See it if If you like plays with simple staging and a small cast.

Don't see it if You would rather see plays with extravagant staging with a big cast.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like musicals with fairytale characters who sing, dance and act really well.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals with fairytale characters.

60
Thelonious!
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like shows with an out of the ordinary plot line.

Don't see it if You rather see a play with a simple plot that is easy to follow.

81
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like plays with serious subject matters with an old world setting.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows with serious plots performed with British accents.

88
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Profound

See it if You like a thoughtful story line involving gay relationships.

Don't see it if If you not into gay issues.

100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like musicals and great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't like pop music.

96
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with a great story line and enjoy listening to great singers.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals.

70
Ambitious, Banal, Clever

See it if If you like plays dealing with aging parent and the hardships that the family has to deal with this situation.

Don't see it if If you don't like dealing with plots that involve aging and depressing situations.

87
During previews
Edgy, Ambitious, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like shows dealing with friendship and serious subject matters.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a play that is more light hearted.

90
Sailor (Dream Up 2019)
East Village
Refreshing, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like shows with subjects that involve relationships and real life drama. Also if you like a large cast with a simple stage setting.

Don't see it if You prefer to see a performance with a lighter subject matter.

70
Indulgent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like shows with Jewish themes that deal with sexual abuse and how the community deals with this issue.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing plays with Jewish themes that deal with sexual abuse.

93
Must see, Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like a circus performance, magic tricks and acrobatics all set to a music band.

Don't see it if If you rather see a traditional play with a set storyline and if you are not a big circus fan.

68
Raunchy, Great acting, Confusing, Enchanting

See it if If you like Russian themed plays that have music, comedy and a large cast.

Don't see it if If you don't like Russian themed plays with a hard to follow story line.

50
#yourmemorial
Soho/Tribeca
Banal, Confusing, Slow

See it if You like low frills and simple plays. Also if you like hard to follow story lines.

Don't see it if If you rather see plays that are more extravagant with plots that are easy to follow.

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you like plays involving personal life issues between friends and how they deal with them.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows that deal with personal issues and would like to see something more light hearted.

74
Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with great singing and acting. Also if you enjoy musicals dealing with historical events.

Don't see it if You don't like controversial issues such as gun violence and murder.

76
What We Cannot Forgive
West Village
Great acting, Banal, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that deal with family situations and problems. Also if you enjoy a no frills type of show with great acting.

Don't see it if You would rather see a play with a lighter subject matter. Also if you are not comfortable seeing a show that deals with addiction issues.

61
During previews
Confusing, Absorbing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like edgy plays that make you use your imagination. Also if you like plays that deal with controversial subjects.

Don't see it if If you rather see plays that are easy to follow and don't have a complicated plot.

60
Confusing

See it if You like plays with difficult plots that are hard to understand. Also if you prefer an intimate setting with a small cast.

Don't see it if You prefer show with a simple plot that you can easily understand and relate to it.

85
Project X
Queens
Great staging, Edgy, Entertaining, Banal, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that deal with serious and disturbing issues. Also if you like learning about historical events that actually happened.

Don't see it if If you don't like to see shows with disturbing events and would rather see something with a lighter theme.

85
Vilna
Midtown W
Profound, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays involving historical events with great acting and singing. Also if you appreciate good staging with a large cast.

Don't see it if If you can't deal with disturbing events dealing with the Holocaust.

78
During previews
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Profound, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like shows dealing with serious life issues. Also if you like longer plays with a big cast and audience interaction.

Don't see it if If you prefer watching plays dealing with less serious issues. Also if you don't like audience interaction and prefer shorter plays.

97
During previews
After
Midtown E
Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You look like shows that deal with problems that can occur in our current digital age. Also if you like twisted plots with a surprise ending

Don't see it if If you would rather see a play with a simple plot and with no political issues.

80
During previews
Holy Day
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like shows dealing with social injustice and serious subject matters.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a show with a lighter subject matter.

89
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like plays with edgy plots that deal with race relations in the work place.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with race relations and politics.

60
Eat the Devil
Midtown W
Confusing, Edgy

See it if Plays with futuristic story lines combined with comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like futuristic themes.

100
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like seeing entertaining plays about religion and controversial subjects.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable watching a performance concerning religious matter.

83
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like plays with twisted plots and good acting.

Don't see it if You like plays with simple story lines that are easy to follow.

92
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You like a funny show with a twisted story line.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with drama and twisted story lines.

87
Real
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like plays with story lines that make you think.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays with a complicated story line.

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like comedy plays that are entertaining and funny.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing men performing in drag.

99
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if It was very entertaining with a good story line which was easy to follow. I also liked the fact that some performers played instuments.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.