Joshypants27

King of Prussia | 25-34 | Male
About:  I am fan of musical theatre from the Philadelphia area. I try to travel to NYC as much as I can to see all Broadway productions! Typically, I see 30-40 shows a year! I love the art of theatre and where it can take you spiritually and mentally.
Reviews (49)
68
Entertaining, Cliched, Insipid, Irreverent, Funny

See it if you enjoy original musicals with a myriad of "dad jokes" that require very little thought to enjoy.

Don't see it if you dislike cliched musical comedies.

Also Gettin' the Band Back Together was entertaining, but not my favorite. ... Read more Read less

58
Dated, Confusing, Long, Slow

See it if You enjoy O'Neill's plays and want to see Denzel Washington perform a role moderately well.

Don't see it if You dislike long plays.

Also I knew going into Iceman that it was going to be long and dated, but I... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You want to witness a master class in acting by three superb actresses or if you want a clever insight on growing older.

Don't see it if You dislike plays with no intermission.

Also Three Tall Women has clever staging, specifically in the second half, ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see a dark comedy about an unlikely hero with a great cast.

Don't see it if You dislike plays or are expecting to see Chris Evans in a superhero role.

80
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if You love musicals, especially some of the big hits from the past few decades.

Don't see it if You are looking something original.

Also The show was entertaining and the performances were great. It is a rev... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Underwhelming, Entertaining, Simple

See it if You loved the book or Christian Borle.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lavish production or if you dislike the book/movie.

Also I was very disappointed with this musical. I am a fan of the book and ... Read more Read less

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Must see, Gorgeous, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a spectacularly and beautifully staged production based on the beloved movie.

Don't see it if you are expecting a carbon copy of the movie.

Also Anastasia was a beautifully excellent production that deserved more To... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Funny

See it if You liked the movie or want to see a unique musical with innovative staging and fun music.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals or the movie.

Also Groundhog Day was great! The staging was extremely innovative and effe... Read more Read less

87
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Must see, Clever

See it if You want to see a stellar cast perform a Noel Coward work with clever and witty humor.

Don't see it if You don't like straight plays or comedies.

Also Though the first act is a little slow, the show is a must-see! The cas... Read more Read less

76
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Underwhelming

See it if You want to see two Broadway legends grace the stage. That alone should entice you.

Don't see it if You expect a huge production with a detailed plot. Also, don't see it if you dislike stories that parallel one another.

87
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Delightful

See it if You want to see Glenn Close's magnificent return to her Tony-winning role or if you enjoy ALW's sweeping scores. This show is a must-see!

Don't see it if You dislike ALW musicals

85
Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Wilson's work or want to see a story about a group of men trying to make a difference in their own lives.

Don't see it if You dislike straight plays or offensive language.

75
In Transit
Midtown W
Predictable, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love a cappella and enjoy a simple story about simple friendships.

Don't see it if You are expecting a grand production

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Innovative, Beautiful

See it if you love full theatrical immersion. The scenic design is incredible. The performers are unbelievable. See this breathtakingly good musical.

Don't see it if you expect to see a Josh Groban concert. He is a featured actor with a handful of songs, which are performed beautifully.

95
During previews
Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Must see, Masterful

See it if Two comic geniuses deliver a phenomenally brilliant performance! I never stopped laughing. There's also a special guest at each performance.

Don't see it if You dislike the two actors or have no interest in seeing a comedic straight play.

91
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see Mary-Louise Parker play a complex, quirky woman learning to love again. She and Denis have great chemistry!

Don't see it if you dislike straight plays with no frills or elaborate sets.

100
Clever, Refreshing, Masterful, Hilarious, Funny

See it if You're looking for a refreshing, fun, and hilarious story about a pageant girl. The cast is brilliantly talented. It's a knockout!

Don't see it if You dislike off-Broadway shows or are looking for a profound, thought-provoking musical.

70
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You loved the book or enjoy Sean Hayes. It is an entertaining 90 minutes.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show of great depth. The comedy is good, but overall the show is okay.

100
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Must see, Quirky, Fabulous

See it if you like pie, illegitimate pregnancies, and a belting Jessie Mueller. The cast is superb!

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, the smell of pie, or the movie that is the basis for the show.

100
Beautiful, Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Heartwarming

See it if You love the movie or book. This revival is a refreshing and fabulous take on the original story. Cynthia Erivo is dynamite!

Don't see it if You dislike the movie or the book.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Thought-provoking, Incredible

See it if You have a loved one or friend suffering with dementia and want to experience the inside of the mind of that person. It is a brilliant play!

Don't see it if You dislike non linear plays

96
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Darkly humorous

See it if You have a dysfunctional family. This play explores that aspect of the typical family and it is executed fantastically!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays or dark humor.

90
During previews
Bright Star
Midtown W
Beautiful, Fabulous music, Original, Refreshing, Heartwarming

See it if You love bluegrass music and love a great story about love and loss. The score is beautiful and the story is very original.

Don't see it if You dislike blue grass music

90
During previews
Sylvia
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You love your dog and enjoy a fun night of theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike plays.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Great acting

See it if You love musicals and if you want to laugh from beginning to end. Such an excellent and imaginative musical.

Don't see it if You hate musicals!

76
Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Campy, Delightful

See it if you want a carefree, fun night of theatre with some powerhouse performances and creative dance numbers.

Don't see it if you prefer a serious show with a strong book or a completely original score.

Also HOH was a fun! The storyline was not the strongest, but there were som... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Magical, Must see, Epic, Great staging

See it if You are fan of the Harry Potter universe and want to experience theatre like you've never experienced before.

Don't see it if You dislike plays, especially those broken in two parts (totaling 5 hours), or if you are not a fan of Harry Potter.

Also With a vow to keep the secrets, I will not give away any of the magic ... Read more Read less

50
Entertaining, Forced comedy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are a Parrothead or prefer shows that require very little brain power to understand the plot.

Don't see it if You dislike jukebox musicals or stories with bad puns and a story tailored to Buffett’s song lyrics in a poor way.

Also I didn’t hate the show, but it is definitely not my favorite. The scen... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Eye-catching

See it if you are a fan of the tv show and enjoy big, flashy musical numbers with colorful, vibrant sets.

Don't see it if you dislike the by show and are looking for a serious or minimalist production.

Also Going into this, I didn’t know what to expect. I was blown away! The s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Innovative, Simple staging

See it if You like modern interpretations of Shakespeare or want to see Oscar Isaac give a superb performance as Hamlet

Don't see it if you dislike the modern garb/traditional text combination or if you cannot sit through a nearly 4 hour play

Also This was my first professional Shakespeare production. I had some rese... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Must see, Hilarious, Surreal, Sublime

See it if you want to see a legend perform the role meant for her to play!

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or have no interest to see Bette Midler.

Also Bette Midler! Need I say more?! This production was wonderful. I am ho... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if you love Allison Janney or want to see a classic play re-imagined.

Don't see it if you dislike straight plays that leave you wondering and thinking afterwards

Also The play was good, especially the acting. Allison and Corey were spect... Read more Read less

67
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoyed the novel, like complex plays, or want to see Olivia Wilde's Broadway debut.

Don't see it if Can't handle violence, strobe lights, or a story that is less than straightforward.

Also Overall, I applause the adaptors for stripping down the dense novel to... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see Laurie Metcalf in a brilliant portrayal of a woman after her own dreams, no matter the consequences.

Don't see it if You dislike plays or stories about independent women. Also, if you have traditional views of marriage.

Also The play was surprisingly funny. Laurie Metcalf is brilliant as the le... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic, Great writing

See it if You love Sondheim or if you want to see a superb cast perform a fun, inventive musical about the story behind a famous painting.

Don't see it if You dislike Sondheim's style or if you are looking for a grandiose production.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a fantastic, heartwarming musical about an untold story of 9/11 that will make you laugh, cry, and become an Islander.

Don't see it if You dislike the folk/Celtic music genre or a 9/11-centric story.

75
The Present
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Easy to follow

See it if You enjoy Cate Blanchett and would like a good laugh. This adaptation of a Chekhov play is humorous and entertaining.

Don't see it if You dislike straight plays or are looking for a shorter play. The play is just short of three hours.

100
Heartbreaking, Must see, Absorbing, Riveting, Intense

See it if You have ever felt alone in the world. Ben Platt's performance is a must-see masterpiece. The true power of social media is explored.

Don't see it if Teen suicide makes you feel uncomfortable or you are looking for a purely comedic, superficial show.

20
Disjointed, Confusing, Ambitious, Lacking substance, Plain

See it if You need two hours of confusion or if you like Chekhov plays.

Don't see it if You are looking for a great play with a strong, meaningful story. This one doesn't have it. It was hard to follow and had no flow.

Also It was ambitious of Karam to adapt this play into a new version. It di... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Slow, Intelligent

See it if You love the original or anyone in this breakout cast! The story is relevant and funny with a serious undertone. The music is wonderful.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals with very little dialogue or have no interest in a heartbreaking and great story about homosexuals in the late 70's.

85
For a previous production
Stuffed
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you have ever had trouble being comfortable in your body. It is a brutally honest depiction of eating disorders from unique perspectives.

Don't see it if You prefer an elaborate play or have no interest to see an honest depiction of eating disorders.

79
Cats
Midtown W
Amazing dancing, Entertaining, Original, Funny, Dated

See it if You loved the original and want to see two hours of fantastic dancing and choreography! The memory is living again!

Don't see it if You disliked the original production or if you want to see a true "revival." The production is largely unchanged but still a great time!

68
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Flat, Basic story, Predictable, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy Cirque du Soleil. The stunts were great and caused a few gasps. The music is also mildly entertaining. Ruby Lewis is wonderful!

Don't see it if You want a strong storyline with great acting. The story is very flat and predictable. I expected more from Cirque.

75
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Average, Slow

See it if You enjoy Jesse Tyler Ferguson. It is a funny comedy that showcases his talent well. The story is a little flat, but you will be entertained

Don't see it if You don't like one act plays with very little character development.

89
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You have ever felt misunderstood in your own body. The beautiful story is brilliantly told and it sticks with you long after leaving.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dysfunctional family dramas or are close minded.

85
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Powerful, Great acting, Original, Resonant

See it if You want to see a powerful play featuring strong female characters.

Don't see it if You have no desire to see a play about wars in Africa.

78
Entertaining, Fun lyrics, Light, Great music, Cool set

See it if You'd like to see a lighthearted, fun musical that requires little understanding.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with strong characters or stitch inducing laughter.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You love Disney and the movie! The acting and dancing is so fabulous and precise that you forget they are people!

Don't see it if You dislike Disney on Broadway.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Original, Must see, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You need to replace that mundane song on repeat in your head or if you love history and superb musical theatre!

Don't see it if You dislike history or have no soul.