Ken 15

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (260)
79
Entertaining
August 14th, 2022

See it if you want a funny show with veteran performers. A joy to watch pros work. Many jokes are expected, but who cares! .Fun anyway!

Don't see it if you don't like comedy with a predictable family story where all ends happily ever after.

70
Cliched, Ok
August 14th, 2022

See it if you like a spirited musical with eager and talented young actors. Somewhat cliched story moves along with many, many musical numbers.

Don't see it if don't want a predictable show that is a bit too long.

81
Entertaining, Thought-provoking
June 27th, 2022

See it if This interesting show shines a light on the issues, ethics and pressures of the 'publish or perish' academic world. Makes you wonder...

Don't see it if want an action packed show. Some may find this too slow.

65
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Kind of interesting
June 16th, 2022

See it if you like character studies. The acting is very good and there are humorous moments. But when it tries to get philosophical, it lost me.

Don't see it if you want a story where a lot happens.

81
Delightful
May 20th, 2022

See it if you want a spirited, slightly campy show. Terrific cast carries this contrived story with enthusiasm. See it for a fun evening.

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

73
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense
May 5th, 2022

See it if like intense family and/or legal dramas with good acting and staging. While a bit long, it is easy to watch.

Don't see it if The legal theme of the play can be a bit muddled or hard to follow. The play could be a little shorter.

75
Disappointing, Great acting
April 15th, 2022

See it if you like seeing very accomplished actors. Well acted play highlights dysfunctional family dynamics.

Don't see it if want a lot to happen. This is mostly a character study.

79
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining
April 15th, 2022

See it if interested in Nina Samone and the early civil rights movement. The understudy was great. Hard to think the main lead could be much better.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or historical biopics.

70
During previews
Relevant
April 15th, 2022

See it if you are interested in the Black and/or Female experience. Well performed and executed.

Don't see it if are want a continuous story or you don't like dance.

75
During previews
¡Americano!
Midtown W
High energy
April 5th, 2022

See it if you like musicals with big music and dance numbers. Ethnic themes greatly resonate with the audience.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. It was a bit too long.

79
Air Play
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining
February 19th, 2022

See it if you want a light, fun evening. It's amazing how this one hour show can entertain with so little. Actors do a great job.

Don't see it if you want an intense evening. You should like mime to enjoy.

75
Great acting, Intense
February 11th, 2022

See it if like intense family dramas. Somethings are lost because of the dialect. Stick with it, things get easier to understand. Terrific acting.

Don't see it if you want a light evening of fun. It can be hard to understand, especially in the beginning.

68
Ok
December 20th, 2021

See it if you like the music of Bob. Acting, sets and lighting are terrific. Enjoying the play hinges on if you engage with the characters. No for me.

Don't see it if want an upbeat play.

75
Entertaining
December 16th, 2021

See it if you like improv. Talented cast does a great job of taking audience cues (words and stories.) Marvel at how quickly they construct a song.

Don't see it if you don't like the hip-hop form. Sometimes it can be hard to understand unless you are familiar with the way hip-hop works.

83
Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing
December 6th, 2021

See it if you want to see acting at it's best. Actors seamlessly glide into and out of many characters. Great epic story.

Don't see it if you are not interested in how financial empires are built and lost.

83
For a previous production
Great dancing and singing, Entertaining
December 6th, 2021

See it if you want to see a terrific cast. First class dancing and singing highlight the remarkable career of Irving Berlin. A joy to watch.

Don't see it if you don't like music from the American Songbook and/or dance numbers.

77
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Imaginative, Good
December 2nd, 2021

See it if you want a nice take on what could happen to the characters in a Christmas Carol. A triffle confusing, but it does not matter.

Don't see it if don't like Dickens's Christmas Carol or shows about Christmas.

68
Approval Junkie
West Village
Indulgent, Ok
December 2nd, 2021

See it if you want the ups an downs of a famous person. Sometimes interesting, sometimes 'who cares.' Lots of courage to bare some of her emotions.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows. It can be uncomfortable listening to some of her stories.

72
During previews
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Funny, Dizzying
November 20th, 2021

See it if you want a fasted paced comedy. Actors are great at scenic timing. Talented cast has a lot of fun.

Don't see it if you don't like shows done in an old English accent and style. The show has so much going on, it can be difficult to follow.

70
Relevant
November 19th, 2021

See it if want to see a show on how black performers were treated by the Broadway establishment. Historically interesting and relevant.

Don't see it if you want a light show. Subject matter is a cause for thought.

71
Entertaining
November 19th, 2021

See it if like light, sort of campy musicals. Nice staging for a small theater. A good escape.

Don't see it if want a serious show. Not for people who want great character portraits. Male singers were pretty good, but were off on occasion.

93
Enlightening, Entertaining
November 18th, 2021

See it if you like an emotional and heartwarming story about the 9/11 era. Uplifting story is a joy to see. Great musicians and singing.

Don't see it if you want an action packed thriller or complex plot.

80
Entertaining
November 8th, 2021

See it if like to see one actor playing many different many different parts -- both comical and touching. First class acting.

Don't see it if you don't like character studies. No big things happen -- just childhood stories.

75
Tammany Hall
Soho/Tribeca
Engaging
November 8th, 2021

See it if like immersive theater following actors around. Actors stay in character and provide a nice experience.

Don't see it if want a fully cohesive show. Sometimes a little hard to understand. Reading about Tammany hall before coming to the show helps.

80
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing
October 25th, 2021

See it if you want a chilling story. Well acted and hard to believe the actor is not really speaking. Story engages and keeps moving along.

Don't see it if you want a light evening. Don't see it if you are bothered by human brutality.

80
During previews
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining
October 22nd, 2021

See it if all star cast does justice to the play. A joy to see the craft of acting at its best. Great fun to watch. The play wraps up nicely.

Don't see it if don't like character studies. Can get a little too philosophical at times.

70
During previews
Soliod
October 22nd, 2021

See it if you like classic theater. Well acted and staged. Its social message is still relevant today.

Don't see it if you want modern setting or great action.

75
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Engaging
October 17th, 2021

See it if Characters use monologues effectively to flesh themselves out. Each is interesting and add to how they are related.

Don't see it if for a lot action or thrills. Performance is a character study of four different people and might be too slow for some to watch.

75
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Disappointing, Riveting, Absorbing
June 28th, 2021

See it if like radio plays. Not live, but acting & sound in the earphones is great. Very engaging. Wish the ending was a little more satisfying.

Don't see it if you don't like to sit in the dark and listen to the radio.

69
Fluffy, Clever
March 3rd, 2020

See it if you want a light, musical. Though, pleasant songs begin to all sound alike.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that can be a little to cutesy at times.

75
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Riveting
March 3rd, 2020

See it if you want a hard-hitting drama. Excellent acting of a tough story make this show gripping.

Don't see it if you want a light, fun evening.

75
Entertaining
March 3rd, 2020

See it if you like plays based on a movie. The 2 1/2 hour play goes along nicely with good acting and an engaging story.

Don't see it if you don't like comedy/dramas about interpersonal relationships.

80
Absorbing, Great acting
February 18th, 2020

See it if you want to see a masterful performance. Watch acting at its finest. An intimate setting bring you close to the action.

Don't see it if you are not interested in watching the final stages of independent living of a loved parent.

75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking
February 18th, 2020

See it if for a peak back into the late 60s and early 70s examination of moral values. Interesting staging and good acting.

Don't see it if you don't want to explore alternative marital relations.

65
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Too long, Great acting, Disappointing
February 18th, 2020

See it if you like good acting and gorgeous sets. but don't care much about the story.

Don't see it if you want an well baked play. Way, way too long. Too many words. It gets tiresome. Need serious editing.

80
Funny, Energenic, Entertaining
February 4th, 2020

See it if you like spoofs. Lively and professional performers lampoon many of the current Broadway shows. Frequently very cleaver.

Don't see it if you don' like musicals or making fun of things.

80
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
February 4th, 2020

See it if you are a boomer or are interested in the history about what made the boomer generation. A masterful and versatile performance.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the boomer generation or you don't like one man shows.

80
Campy, Engaging
January 12th, 2020

See it if if you like an over-the-top melodrama preformed as a parody of a long forgotten style. Fun dialog and terrific acting abound.

Don't see it if you don't like highly dramatic plays or you don't like drag performances.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
January 12th, 2020

See it if you like a congenial, interesting evening. A rare treat to see an ancient art form presented in such a fun way.

Don't see it if don't like one man shows our you want an action filed show.

72
Quirky, Ok
December 22nd, 2019

See it if you like English farce. The play is fairly easy to follow and mildly amusing. Acting is very good, but it is about one hour too long.

Don't see it if don't like show with English accents and you want a lot of action.

70
Monsoon Season
West Village
Entertaining
November 24th, 2019

See it if you like a quirky play about a dysfunctional family. Somewhat humorous and easy to watch.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about family dynamics.

88
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Masterful
October 3rd, 2019

See it if you want to see a great actor at work. Weather you like the politics or not, you will appreciate this great performance.

Don't see it if don't like one man shows or you are turned off by ancient NY politics.

70
During previews
LOVER
Midtown W
Edgy, Entertaining
September 7th, 2019

See it if you like one women shows dealing with coming of age and becoming comfortable with ones self. Interesting to see the evolution.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with sexual material. Don't see this if you want an action packed evening.

75
For a previous production
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
August 23rd, 2019

See it if you like drag parody shows. Knowing about Golden Girls optional. Add 10 points if you can understand Gay humor. Actors have a lot of funs

Don't see it if don't like drag show.

69
The Exes
Midtown W
Confusing, Watchable
August 23rd, 2019

See it if you like a show with some comical moments. Some acting very good, Some acting forced and a bit hysteric. Overall, easy to watch.

Don't see it if you want a serious, well thought out show. The plot has some areas that left me wondering about character motives.

75
During previews
Edgy, Clever, Funny
July 20th, 2019

See it if you like stand-up comics. An extended comedy club routine is expertly delivered and often funny. Some of the ideas can be hard to parse.

Don't see it if you are squeamish about sexual content. However, during the course of the show, the words/ideas loose any shock value.

78
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dense
July 19th, 2019

See it if you like plays that ponder the daily reality of ones life. Comic relief peppers the play while presenting difficult themes to face.

Don't see it if you want a light, fluffy evening or you don't want to think that hard.

65
Fluffy, Insipid
July 15th, 2019

See it if you like a talented cast. Improve was impressive, but subject matter did not resonate with me.

Don't see it if don't like fluffy shows. While there were different characters, many of the situations were too similar to be interesting.

74
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Muddled, Fluffy, Entertaining
July 15th, 2019

See it if you like energetic musicals. Fun to watch despite a convoluted story. First rate singing saves the day. Still a worthwhile show.

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

75
Great acting, Raw, Intense
May 28th, 2019

See it if 90 minutes of non-stop emotions. Very (almost too) painful and really heart-felt. Amazing she can tell this story 8 times a week.

Don't see it if you want a light evening or you are not interested in very emotionally painful experiences.