Julian 8249

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (71)
70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Absorbing
April 19th, 2022

See it if you are familiar with the piece or area looking for a unique and interesting theater production (this a choreopoem)

Don't see it if you want a linear plot, cohesion, spectacle, or something direct...

Also Overall I enjoyed this performance and was familiar with the piece goi... Read more Read less

87
Quirky, Funny, Fluffy
November 22nd, 2021

See it if You enjoy folklore and/ or Celtic style music. This isn’t a typical musical and the storyline isn’t the most cohesive

Don't see it if You expect a typical musical or are triggered by events surrounding 9/11

Also I came in with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised with this... Read more Read less

70
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
November 15th, 2021

See it if If you want to catch a mash up of Sherlock and a Christmas Carol

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play or are a stickler for keeping to original context

Also This is a fun play that will get you in the holiday spirt. The ending ... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing
October 26th, 2021

See it if You enjoy strong acting, with minimal staging. You enjoy FBI thrillers.

Don't see it if You can't "fill in the gaps" or would be bored with play that focuses solely on an interrogation.

Also The lead is captivating and worth seeing. I wish there was some more s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining
February 20th, 2020

See it if you enjoy cabaret style shows, want to hear great singing, and great story telling

Don't see it if you want a structured or typical show

Also It's essentially a live podcast, with great singing, and some staging.... Read more Read less

80
Beyond Babel
West Village
Great dancing, Relevant, Entertaining
February 20th, 2020

See it if you enjoy modern dance, and connect with current music...

Don't see it if you want dialogue, don't like dance pieces, and want something literal

Also Great dancers and enjoyed watching this, EXCEPT, the seating is not co... Read more Read less

80
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Entertaining
February 13th, 2020

See it if you want to see a moving play about the struggles of immigration.

Don't see it if want something quick and witty, this story unfolds slowly but is well written and performed.

Also I know, I know, it's a play but there were few holes in the story that... Read more Read less

65
Dated, Great staging, Entertaining
February 13th, 2020

See it if you love Lion King or want a fun relaxed night out

Don't see it if you are expecting something fresh, it's starting to show it's age

Also I finally got around to seeing this for the first time. Does it still ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
February 13th, 2020

See it if you like moving musicals, it's a little dark, but is a story that should be told.

Don't see it if you want something light hearted, this can get heavy, but such is the history of Cambodia.

Also If you can't decide, go see it! It could use some workshopping (the fa... Read more Read less

85
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining
February 13th, 2020

See it if you like funny one man shows that really depicts gay culture

Don't see it if you want something flashy, this is a well performed one man show

Also This show is relatable for anyone, and the concept of aging, however, ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining
February 6th, 2020

See it if you want to feel like you are watching an old movie and want to laugh

Don't see it if you don't like camp and/ or want something based in modern times

Also I didn't know what to expect but I was definitely pleased. If you like... Read more Read less

80
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Relevant, Entertaining, Funny
February 6th, 2020

See it if you are looking for a funny and easy play

Don't see it if you want something out of the box or dark, this play flies by and the material isn't necessarily fresh but it's relevant and humorous

80
Funny, Entertaining
February 2nd, 2020

See it if You enjoy story telling and want an enjoyable clean evening and walk out with a smile

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows, don’t enjoy learning about Japanese culture or require shock value for comedy

Also A few reviews mention distaste for Katsura mentioning the review score... Read more Read less

70
Insipid, Great singing, Funny
January 27th, 2020

See it if you want to have a fun time and see a very talented cast

Don't see it if you don't like camp and are nit picky

Also this is a smart show and a fun time, not my type a show but entertaini... Read more Read less

90
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining
December 16th, 2019

See it if You enjoy modern storytelling, intimate settings, and great singing.

Don't see it if You expect a big spectacle, are a mythology purist.

Also I would take this production over Hadestown any day. Much more relevan... Read more Read less

85
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining
November 20th, 2019

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

80
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing
November 20th, 2019

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

85
During previews
Quirky, Relevant
November 10th, 2019

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

70
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Funny
November 8th, 2019

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

55
Insipid, Thought-provoking, Disappointing
November 8th, 2019

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

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
November 8th, 2019

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

80
Great singing, Entertaining
November 8th, 2019

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

85
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Entertaining
November 6th, 2019

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

70
PLAY!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny
September 15th, 2019

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

75
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining
September 15th, 2019

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

90
Smiley
Gramercy
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
June 16th, 2019

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 singing, Entertaining
June 10th, 2019

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

80
Fluffy, Great staging, Entertaining
May 27th, 2019

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

95
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining
May 27th, 2019

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

80
During previews
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever
May 1st, 2019

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

70
During previews
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Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Entertaining
April 23rd, 2019

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

65
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing
April 8th, 2019

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.

80
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing
April 2nd, 2019

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

55
Insipid, Fluffy, Disappointing
April 2nd, 2019

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

70
Perp
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining
March 25th, 2019

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

85
Classic, Great singing, Dated, Entertaining
March 18th, 2019

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.

75
After
Midtown E
Predictable, Relevant, Great acting
March 18th, 2019

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

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Cliched
March 4th, 2019

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

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing
February 26th, 2019

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

78
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Confusing
February 21st, 2019

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
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing
February 21st, 2019

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

65
The Mortality Machine
Lower E Side
Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
February 14th, 2019

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

81
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent
January 29th, 2019

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.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant
January 23rd, 2019

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

69
Nassim
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever
January 22nd, 2019

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, Funny, Feel good
January 22nd, 2019

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

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
January 9th, 2019

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

84
During previews
Bleach
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great acting
January 7th, 2019

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

90
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant
January 4th, 2019

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

50
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing
December 10th, 2018

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