JosephBaranello

New York City

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Reviews (77)
80
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Raunchy, Indulgent, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like Rock musicals with a live band and a large cast. If you are a fan of 80's music then this is a must see performance.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a musical that doesn't feature 80's rock music.

70
Masterful, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a Shaksfear show with a different twist combined with live music to go along with it.

Don't see it if If you prefer seeing a more traditional Shaksfear performance.

52
During previews
Bundle of Sticks
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Confusing

See it if If you like seeing experimental or out of the box shows that deal with homosexual issues.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a more traditional show and if you are uncomfortable watching extreme sexual scenes.

79
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You like plays dealing with sexual disfunction and suicide. Also if you want to support local off Broadway theatre.

Don't see it if You are not comfortable with blatant sexual talk and would rather see a play with a more extravagant stage setting.

55
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Like plays with complicated story lines and if you like live music included in the show.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a show with a more easy to follow subject line with a more extravagant setting.

82
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are a baby boomer or if your interested in learning about the events that the baby boomers lived through.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a show that deals with current events and if you are not into solo performances.

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You like plays that go back in time and that deal with family issues. Also if you enjoy shows with a large cast who are elegantly dressed.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a more modern show which deals with current issues!

66
Clever, Fluffy, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like plays that do a series of skits about how people celebrate Christmas around the world. Also if you enjoy audience participation.

Don't see it if You don't like Christmas plays and audience participation.

76
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of John Belushi and Saturday live. Also if you like musicals based on a true story with a live band performing all the music.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of John Belushi and if you don't like musical plays.

75
Intense, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy drama shows with thought provoking issues that deal with family issues.

Don't see it if If you don't like dramas and if you would rather see something more light hearted.

77
During previews
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals with an intriguing story line which appeals to both a younger and older audience.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a musical performance for a strictly adult audience or if you don't like musical plays in general.

62
BrandoCapote
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you like experimental plays that are out of the box. Also if you like shows which are based on dancing and body movements.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a more traditional play.

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.

54
Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You like short plays which have simple story lines which are easy to follow.

Don't see it if If you would rather see something more extravagant with a story line that challenges your mind and imagination.

64
Ambitious, Clever, Banal, Entertaining

See it if Are interested in seeing a play dealing with the healthcare system in the United States.

Don't see it if If you rather see a play with a more cheerful subject matter.

93
Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you like musicals with an elaborate stage setting and live music. Also if you interested in a musical based on an actual historical event

Don't see it if You rather see a musical play based on fantasy or experimental themes.

75
Bent
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like plays dealing with homosexuality during the world war 2 era and how Hitler and the Nazi's dealt with this issue.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexual issues and nudity.

75
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Edgy, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like plays which deal with tragic situations and how they can affect relationships and friendships.

Don't see it if You would rather see something with a lighter subject matter and if you don't like storylines which involve gun violence.

51
Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you are are a Shakespeare fan and if you enjoy plays with complicated story lines.

Don't see it if If you are not a Shakespeare fan and would rather would rather see a play with a simple story line.

76
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you are Paul Simon fan and if you like solo musical performances.

Don't see it if If you are not a big Paul Simon fan and would like to see a more extravagant musical performance.

93
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like drama plays which involve family disfunctions and serious personal issues. Also if you prefer shows in a small theater setting.

Don't see it if You would rather see a more light hearted play in a more extravagant setting.

67
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals mixed with politics and comedy. Also if you like musicals with a small cast and and a simple stage setting.

Don't see it if If you prefer musicals that are more elaborate and that have a bigger cast. Also if don't like musicals with current political themes.

73
Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals combined with comedy and raunchy talk. Also if you like British themes and accents.

Don't see it if If you are offended by sexual themes and if you rather see a musical with a more elaborate set.

77
During previews
Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like political plays that are edgy and funny. Also if you want to know what was going on during the Carter administration.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in political shows.

82
The Johnsons
Brooklyn
Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing plays that deal will tragic and real life situations. Also if you like great acting in a family setting.

Don't see it if If you would rather see a show with a less harsh plot.

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.