Ken 15

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (248)
68
Ok

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

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

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
Great dancing and singing, Entertaining

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
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Imaginative, Good

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

70
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Reasonable story, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a highly professional production. Great sets and acting. The story could finish up a little better.

Don't see it if like plays about family interactions or you want an action packed evening.

75
Proof of Love
West Village
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like shows about marital dynamics. Pacing keeps it interesting and the show moves along. Nice twist at the end.

Don't see it if you don't like one women shows talking about their marital issues.

69
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Ok

See it if you like classic show music. Interesting staging. Singing and dancing OK. See it if you like the music.

Don't see it if you don't like Oscar's Broadway music. Singing is a little too melodramatic. Oscar's soliloquies don't really resonate.

90
Great singing and dancing, Entertaining

See it if want classic Broadway musicals. Everything of this production is wonderful. The story, lyrics, singing, acting, staging are first class.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or old time Broadway.

79
Carmelina
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals. Despite the spare set and no costumes, this show is very engaging. Great talent and cleaver lyrics carry the show.

Don't see it if you don't like heart warming shows. The plot kind of peters out with a hokey resolution. But that does not matter too much.

77
During previews
Thought-provoking, Well done

See it if you like period dramas. Interesting moral choices are explored. Good acting makes this a very watchable drama.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with British accents or you are looking for an action packed evening.

79
Feel good

See it if you want an energetic play with very good singing and live music with a happy ending. Talented cast plays all the instruments while acting.

Don't see it if you want a profound story with great dramatic value.

70
During previews
Entertaining

See it if you are a parent. Highlights the journey from carefree married life to having the first child. Sometimes funny, sometimes overdone.

Don't see it if you don't like one man, story telling shows.

70
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Well acted

See it if you like madcap humor. Two actors do a great job playing multiple characters. The plot is a little weak, but the acting makes up for it.

Don't see it if you don't like physical humor.

75
Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a funny play with a message. Very good acting compliments this satire and makes its point.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play with a moral message.

79
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a play with great dialog. Well acted and easy to watch. Humorous dialog does not obscure the family dysfunction.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.

75
Final Follies
West Village
Clever, Enjoyable

See it if you like cleaver one act plays. Two of the three plays are terrific, the one of them is a bit confusing. The third play has great acting.

Don't see it if you want a big show with a lot of action.