Julian 8249

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (56)
85
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like Company XIV, aren't uncomfortable with burlesque style shows, or just want to have a good time

Don't see it if gender bending, scantily clad performers, or you are expecting the traditional Nutcracker

Also Company XIV never fails to put on a good show and the ambience is alwa... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Quirky, Relevant

See it if you like the music of Alanis Morissette, and/ or enjoy relevant formulaic musicals

Don't see it if you didn't like Rent or Dear Evan Hansen, don't care for the Jagged Little Pill album

Also I went in with low expectations, but this pleasantly entertained me. A... Read more Read less

55
Insipid, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy plays that are outside the box and complex

Don't see it if critic bait and plays that are outrageous just to be outrageous entertain you

Also I enjoy complex and thought provoking pieces but this was too outside ... Read more Read less

80
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Tina Turner, or are interested in her bio

Don't see it if you don't like Tina Turner, jukebox musicals are your thing, you are disinterested in Tina Turner bio

Also I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Felt a bit rushed wi... Read more Read less

70
PLAY!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny

See it if You are open to an abstract production and are not afraid to interact

Don't see it if You want a direct performance or feel uncomfortable with participating

Also This is a very smart piece with a lot more potential. The beginning fe... Read more Read less

90
Smiley
Gramercy
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like rom coms, want to laugh, and enjoy queer theater.

Don't see it if Watching queer dating in modern times isn’t for you.

Also This show is funny, relevant, and relatable and I truly enjoyed it. My... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Beetlejuice or just want to have a fun time.

Don't see it if You don't like the Beetlejuice plot, or typical musicals.

Also I enjoyed this show and would recommend you go see it. My one criticis... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want an experience and enjoy Jazz

Don't see it if You are expecting typical theater, this is immersive and less structured

Also The music speaks for itself, it's a fun time

65
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing

See it if You enjoy R&H hits and are looking for an experience like The Hall of Presidents

Don't see it if You would like a complex production, it's a bit lacking. Great concept but a bit hard to sit through.

55
Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy campy dark comedies.

Don't see it if You want something of substance or you require some wit and intelligence to your humor.

Also My tolerance for humor is pretty flexible, but this show was not for m... Read more Read less

85
Classic, Great singing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You like classic musicals performed by a stellar cast.

Don't see it if You prefer modern broadway musicals. The book is dated but the music, choreography, and cast are not to be missed.

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You want a fun, feel good, catchy musical.

Don't see it if You want something serious.

Also There is some fine tuning needed, but overall an enjoyable show with l... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You want to see a unique take on the retelling of Alice's Adventure or enjoy Duncan Sheik's musical style.

Don't see it if You don't like typical musicals or dislike the tale of Alice.

Also This musical has great potential (Cast, Costumes, Music, Staging), exc... Read more Read less

65
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want an escape room style show and don't mind small spaces.

Don't see it if You want something that doesn't require you to interact or you can't let yourself go and immerse into the experience.

Also I enjoyed the concept, and at times it was entertaining. I'm not sure ... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a talented cast perform a relevant play with great singing.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with a gay character and the experiences he would confront in high school.

Also This a great play at face value but at its core it’s a complex and sma... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Funny, Feel good

See it if You want something light, funny, with a great story and feel good ending

Don't see it if You want something serious

Also The first few minutes in, I was worried I made a mistake and was going... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Bleach
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are comfortable with immersive theater, nudity, sex, and the plot line of a gay male escort.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, nudity, sex, or the plot line of a gay male escort.

Also There are some really poignant parts and then some melodramatic parts ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy variety shows and are a fan of either Ruben or Clay

Don't see it if You can't handle over the top camp or have no idea who Clay or Ruben are.

Also I went into this show with an open mind and open heart, but I didn't e... Read more Read less

85
Empath
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You have an open mind and are interested in extrasensory perception.

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows or are not open minded.

Also David is a natural story teller and you could definitely feel all the ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You enjoy dramatic plays about family and also have a compassion and interest in immigrant stories.

Don't see it if You can't empathize with the plights of immigrants and want something fun and easy.

Also This is a complex and beautiful play that really left me with an impac... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like Cher, Jukebox Musicals, Great Costumes, or just want to have a good time.

Don't see it if You don't like Cher or Jukebox Musical.

Also I walked in expecting the worst and was pleasantly pleased. Tons of gl... Read more Read less

90
This Boy Tom
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if If you like YA musicals and something that isn’t totally polished but pretty much there.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy children singing or coming of age themes.

Also I really hope this makes it on the big stage. The book gets a little w... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You want to feel involved in the story unfolding around you and can keep up with several characters

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, want a linear story, and all the information up front.

Also Alison is a dynamic character and her thorough research is admirable a... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a fun night of theater with a great cast. Michael Urie is charming, hilarious, and makes the play.

Don't see it if You don’t like drag, complicated relationships, or stories about the complexities of love.

80
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy historical plays and won't get bored with the story of Joan of Arc. The acting is great and story modernized.

Don't see it if You don't like historic pieces. It can feel a bit boring, especially if you already know the history of Joan.

Also The acting in this was superb and I enjoyed the modernization of conte... Read more Read less

80
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you'd like to see a talented cast, perform a weak book, with great pop style music

Don't see it if you want something of substance, the plot is laughable and the pace and mood is all over the place

Also I think there is a lot of potential here, the music and choreography a... Read more Read less

70
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy T. Williams plays, Marissa Tomei, or slow burn dramas

Don't see it if you want something new or relevant, don't like Williams style, or aren't able to put your mindset in a different time

Also I enjoyed this show and the staging was impressive. It's the lighter o... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that examines humanity and relationships and want to lose yourself in a great emotional story that resonates

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable with queer relationships/issues, need complex staging, or can't sit an a theater for longer than 2 hours

Also There is something very special about this play. It really captures th... Read more Read less

85
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy puzzles and magic

Don't see it if you are looking for a large scale production, this is fun, smart, and intimate

Also This is a great night out! Is it something you've never seen before, m... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy immersive theater and can think outside the box

Don't see it if You are looking for grounded story and singular story line or do not immersive theater.

Also I found this piece enjoyable, but definitely in need of edits. I think... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun time and enjoy immersive theater.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive theater, pop culture, or standing for the duration of a show.

Also This show is a lot smarter than it leads on. It can get a bit campy at... Read more Read less

95
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like pop music, burlesque, opera, ballet, all mixed in one great show.

Don't see it if You prefer a linear cohesive show, are easily shy or offended by gender bending, or sexualizes performances.

Also I didn't know what to expect going into this performance, but I assume... Read more Read less

70
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays that explore the complexities of relationships.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable with the concept of BDSM

Also I enjoyed this play on the surface, however, felt it could have dug a ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy tense dramas, looking into a complicated relationship.

Don't see it if Toxic masculinity makes you uncomfortable or want a lighthearted play.

Also I found this play to be very moving and well performed. The ending pro... Read more Read less

70
Perp
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an entertaining play about the goodness of people.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy, it's a bit of dark comedy. It moves a bit slow as well, you never really know where it's going.

Also Not what I expected, slightly out of the box, slightly absurd, but wel... Read more Read less

75
After
Midtown E
Predictable, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well acted play that touches on bullying and toxic masculinity.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a play that deals with parents discussing the conflict between their children.

Also This play was well acted and the story was interesting. Unfortunately,... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want a fun musical that's well performed and has the touch of Sodenheim

Don't see it if You want a serious musical with big staging. This is fun and well performed.

Also I wasn't familiar with the Original and came into this with an open mi... Read more Read less

65
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like one man shows and are there for the cast, not the content.

Don't see it if You want staging or a unique story.

Also Both performers do brilliantly but the content just wasn't fascinating... Read more Read less

81
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a well written and performed play that is relevant and moving.

Don't see it if You want a light play, this is a serious play.

69
Nassim
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are looking for an experience and not a theatrical production .

Don't see it if You don’t like, for lack of a better term, structured improv.

Also This “play” is entertaining and unique, but felt gimmicky for me. I th... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see great staging of a familiar story.

Don't see it if You are familiar with the story and don't want to see it again.

Also Great acting by entire cast and I appreciated the small tweaks to dial... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want an immersive experience, with a moving story based on the realities that refugees are faced with

Don't see it if You are picky about seating, don’t have interest refugees, and have no heart.

Also What a moving and unique experience. By the end the person next to me ... Read more Read less

90
The Tricky Part
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You enjoy one man shows that are masterfully performed and carefully balances heavy and light

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or want something fluffy

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy modern music and historical fiction dramas.

Don't see it if You don't like modern music.

Also I've seen this show 3 times over the years and no matter the change in... Read more Read less

80
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy dramatic plays centered on a gay male relationship

Don't see it if You want some thing lighthearted or without depth.

Also This play wasn't what I expected but I still enjoyed it and the cast d... Read more Read less

60
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You don't take theater too seriously and/or care about the book, the music, or choreo but want a fun experience with a cool Kong puppet.

Don't see it if You want a refined and well created musical. This is fun and campy, but not ironically.

Also I tried my best to give this show a fair review. I saw this in preview... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You enjoy pop music,drag shows, and are looking to just have fun.

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious show, you don’t like drag shows, or pop music.

Also When I heard the team behind Donkey Show had worked on this production... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a funny play with depth, satires, or the works of Kurt V.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the portrayal of toxic masculinity

Also This is a fun play that has some very funny moments.

80
Black Light
West Village
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like cabaret style performances, you feel drained from our current social/ political environment, you believe in the good of the world

Don't see it if You are closed minded and don’t enjoy cabaret style performances

Also Jomama is a born storyteller... and she is here to make the world a be... Read more Read less

75
Unraveled
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy a memoir style play with flashbacks.

Don't see it if You don't like a family drama or plays where the same actor plays different stages in the characters life.

Also I enjoyed this play overall, but I wish they had made a deeper connect... Read more Read less