Kent 2

Minneapolis | 65+ | Male
About:  First Broadway show was Angela Lansbury as Mame. Hooked ever since.
Reviews (145)
80
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny, Clever
August 6th, 2022

See it if Looking for a family-friendly show to entertain both the kids and the parents. Excellent cast, tuneful songs and imaginative staging.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to fairy tales.

85
Titanique
Financial
Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing, Raunchy
August 6th, 2022

See it if You would enjoy marvelous performers having a ball with extreme silliness and classic pop songs.

Don't see it if Resentful of enormous pillars restricting your view (without having been warned when buying your tickets).

75
Funny, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent
June 8th, 2022

See it if You have suffered through too many committee meetings. At least this one will almost certainly be more entertaining.

Don't see it if You would like to feel better about the goodness of human beings or the state of this country. It’s a bleak outlook presented here.

70
Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Clever, Funny
June 8th, 2022

See it if You think a cussing child is hilarious. I enjoyed Silverman’s book and have admired Schlesinger’s wit and melodies, but was disappointed.

Don't see it if Expecting either a laugh riot or meaningful drama.

85
Fat Ham
East Village
Raunchy, Ambitious, Edgy, Hilarious, Clever
June 7th, 2022

See it if You always wanted to see a gay, black riff on Hamlet set in a backyard barbecue. Or interested in what’s deemed Pulitzer-worthy in 2022.

Don't see it if You didn’t like Strange Loop. This is very much it’s own play, but there are enough similarities to think this won’t be your cup of tea.

75
Dated, Disappointing, Cliched, Romantic, Entertaining
June 7th, 2022

See it if You always wanted to see a big Broadway production of the show. Supporting cast and production are all first-rate. Deserved more Tony love.

Don't see it if An uneven Fanny will be a deal-breaker.

85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Epic
June 7th, 2022

See it if You want your expectations to be greatly exceeded. Fabulous dancing and a powerhouse ballad that elicits a mid-show standing ovation.

Don't see it if Looking for a light and frothy or humorous musical.

85
POTUS
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Raunchy, Relevant, Hilarious
June 7th, 2022

See it if You thought Rachael Dratch was only capable of doing Debbie Downer. Here, she’s quite the opposite and absolutely hysterical.

Don't see it if You believe all Presidents deserve to be revered or if you don’t appreciate gross-out humor.

75
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Indulgent, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Edgy
June 7th, 2022

See it if You want to see a bloody and creative take on this classic or see Daniel Craig in a role that’s the antithesis of James Bond.

Don't see it if Troubled by stage blood or if you prefer a more staid approach to Shakespeare. The non-traditional casting (race/gender) can be confusing.

75
Quirky, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining, Funny
June 3rd, 2022

See it if You have ever debated the merits of Bernadette versus Patti as Mama Rose.

Don't see it if You adore Idina Menzel so much that a crude drag impersonation of her will be upsetting.

Also The humor works better than the drama. The discussions of drag and fem... Read more Read less

95
Raunchy, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Great acting
June 1st, 2022

See it if You want to laugh (a lot) and cry (a bit) and see some extremely healthy-looking male flesh. Jesse Tyler Ferguson has found a perfect role.

Don't see it if Homophonic or offended by stage nudity.

75
Indulgent, Edgy, Overrated, Intense, Great acting
June 1st, 2022

See it if Interested in three outstanding actors showing off their craft. Seemed more like an acting exercise than a play.

Don't see it if You think things are depressing enough without wallowing in David Mamet’s world view.

90
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Clever
June 1st, 2022

See it if A fan of the author and his extremely dark concept of comedy. The set design and simulated hanging are also awe-inspiring.

Don't see it if You think Neil Simon’s comedies are hilarious. This won’t be your cup of tea.

50
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Excruciating, Dated
June 1st, 2022

See it if Interested in seeing SJP, a truly gifted comic actress, rise above the mediocrity of an extremely stale and annoying sitcom script.

Don't see it if You expect anything remotely funny in the 21st century.

90
Suffs
East Village
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious
May 29th, 2022

See it if You like your history lessons in the form of extravagantly creative musicals. Not quite at the level of Hamilton, but getting close.

Don't see it if Woodrow Wilson is your favorite president. He does not come off well.

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Raunchy, Funny
May 29th, 2022

See it if A huge Billy Crystal fan. He is a master comedian and the humor mostly works. But the score is mediocre and the human drama is predictable.

Don't see it if You are turned off by potty humor. There’s a lot of it and it’s actually some of the funniest material in the show.

85
Relevant, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 29th, 2022

See it if Likely to appreciate a short evening of intense drama with two relatable characters enduring lots of personal struggles.

Don't see it if Expecting a literal case for the existence of god. You will be disappointed.

85
Must see, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
March 26th, 2022

See it if You’ve never seen the legendary Petula Clark, still stopping the show at age 89.

Don't see it if Family musicals are not your thing.

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Confusing, Great singing
March 26th, 2022

See it if You’re a HUGE Bob Marley fan and are content with a superficial understanding of why he was such a national icon and international star.

Don't see it if You are unlikely to understand the strong Jamaican accents. I understood less than half the dialogue.

90
Must see, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Clever
March 26th, 2022

See it if Interested in a slightly raunchy and adult version of Cinderella. A fine score and a delightful book make this great fun.

Don't see it if You resent contemporary treatments of classic tales. This isn’t your childhood Cinderella.

85
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious
March 26th, 2022

See it if You think it’s impossible to make a terrific musical out of an 80’s comedy/sci-fi film. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if You never liked the movie in the first place or shy away from special effects on stage.

80
Quirky, Great singing, Clever, Funny, Delightful
March 26th, 2022

See it if You can enjoy a breezy jukebox musical with a much better than average book.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare traditionalist.

85
During previews
Hugh is charm personified
January 14th, 2022

See it if You wish to spend a few heavenly hours with possibly the most charming man on the planet.

Don't see it if Seeing a conman face no real consequences for his lies and scheming hits too close to home these days.

80
Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Romantic, Ambitious
January 9th, 2022

See it if Cary Grant, LSD and penis rockets are concepts you want to see in a musical. And who doesn’t?

Don't see it if Cary Grant, LSD and penis rockets are NOT concepts you want to see in a musical. It can be slow and self-indulgent at times, but worth it.

90
Epic, Ambitious, Great singing, Relevant, Absorbing
January 9th, 2022

See it if Interested in an intensely original exploration of racial themes. Caroline can challenge one’s empathy, but what a spectacular performance.

Don't see it if Looking for a feel-good type of musical that doesn’t force you to think about tough issues.

75
During previews
Disappointing from a pulitzer winner
January 9th, 2022

See it if Such a fan of MJ that you will enjoy a formulaic bio-musical with some great dancing and strong performances as Michael.

Don't see it if Troubled by a script that largely makes Michael a sympathetic victim of his father, rumors and the press and not a the sexual predator.

85
Intense, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Great singing
January 9th, 2022

See it if You will appreciate gorgeous arrangements of Dylan songs woven into a dark, but compelling, tale of complex folks surviving tough times.

Don't see it if Looking for a jazz-hands style of musical. This is it's antithesis.

80
Quirky, Refreshing, Fluffy, Funny, Clever
January 9th, 2022

See it if Looking for a truly family-friendly musical that the adults can also enjoy. Good silly funny.

Don't see it if Still grieving the great Robin Williams.

85
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Great staging, Relevant, Masterful, Delightful
January 9th, 2022

See it if You think you have already seen Company and cannot imagine the gender-flipped roles working. They do, beautifully.

Don't see it if You saw the mostly-British cast of this brilliant production in London. This is a tad less perfect with a less charismatic lead.

55
During previews
Love cecily, but she’s no lily
January 9th, 2022

See it if You want to see Cecily Strong and cannot get tickets to SNL.

Don't see it if You expect still-relevant humor and clear differentiation of the multiple characters.

90
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Must see, Funny, Enchanting, Clever, Quirky
January 9th, 2022

See it if You didn’t see the play or if you DID see the play or if you just appreciate fresh, innovative theater.

Don't see it if You prefer something conventional and with no surprises.

95
Epic, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful
January 2nd, 2022

See it if You cannot imagine a 3+ hour history of American capitalism being wildly theatrical and entertaining. This production shows you how.

Don't see it if You would prefer to get your history lesson in Six.

60
Indulgent, Dated, Confusing, Funny, Clever
January 2nd, 2022

See it if You loved the show and don’t mind wildly uneven performances.

Don't see it if You don’t know all the characters and most of plots from the series.

65
Sing Street
East Village
Charming, but slight
January 5th, 2020

See it if Content with youthful exuberance, peppy songs and a fairly generic, predictable book.

Don't see it if Expecting the next Once.

80
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Relevant
January 5th, 2020

See it if You want to see for yourself what the controversy is all about.

Don't see it if Unwilling to leave your usual Broadway comfort zone. Racially and sexually provocative to the extreme.

75
Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging
January 5th, 2020

See it if Happy with an imaginatively staged concert of infectious, percussion-heavy pop music.

Don't see it if Expecting traditional Broadway voices. David Byrne is closer to Tom Waites than to Brian Stokes Mitchell.

80
The less you know going in, the better
January 4th, 2020

See it if You are open to an intense, adult drama with a bit of suspense and only a few laughs. Beautifully acted.

Don't see it if Looking for something breezy and relaxing. This is quite the opposite.

70
Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Intense, Overrated
January 4th, 2020

See it if Primarily to hear an inspired and riveting rendition of You Oughta Know. It’s stunning.

Don't see it if You have enough emotional angst in your life already without paying for more.

85
During previews
Could have been written in 2020
January 3rd, 2020

See it if Wanting to see the toughest, grittiest WSS ever. Totally relevant in 2020. Cast looks like genuine street thugs, not chorus boys.

Don't see it if Wanting to wait for Spielberg’s film. Van Hove seems to be struggling to decide if he is a film or stage director. Video doesn’t all work.

Also We saw the understudy for Tony who didn’t have the stage presence or c... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Relevant, Absorbing, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny
January 2nd, 2020

See it if You would enjoy an adult sitcom with a superb cast of old and young pros. There’s real emotion here but also lots of big laughs.

Don't see it if Expecting a lofty family drama. It’s worlds away from O’Neill or Chekhov.

85
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
January 1st, 2020

See it if You enjoy over-the-top silliness with inspired comic actors.

Don't see it if Domestic abuse played for broad comedy is a deal-breaker.

75
Unique and theatrical adaptation of the classic
January 1st, 2020

See it if You may think you have seen enough Xmas Carols but are open to a refreshing new interpretation.

Don't see it if You have an unrepentant Scrooge-like personality.

Also This Xmas Carol includes some unique and highly emotional material I h... Read more Read less

40
Not up to broadway standards
December 3rd, 2019

See it if You are determined to see every musical that makes it to Broadway.

Don't see it if You are not already a HUGE fan of the source material.

85
During previews
If you never saw the real tina
October 15th, 2019

See it if You never saw Tina Turner perform live. Ms. Warren is as close as you will ever get to the real thing. A strong Tony contender.

Don't see it if You never wanted to see Tina Turner live. Why see even a superb facsimile?

Also Tina is one of the stronger jukebox musicals, partly because Tina Turn... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
This is why i go to theater
October 1st, 2019

See it if You want to be swept away. It’s like a great novel filled with characters you care about deeply. Seven hours but I didn’t want it to end,

Don't see it if Homophobic. No other reason I can think of.

90
Epic, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite
June 3rd, 2019

See it if You have a prejudice against adults portraying children. These superb performers will change your mind.

Don't see it if Your heart is as cold as a stone.

85
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Brave and jaw dropping
June 3rd, 2019

See it if Looking for a challenging and wildly unconventional show. Don’t be put off by the cerebral sounding description. It’s emotional and funny.

Don't see it if Unprepared for sexually and racially provocative content. It’s pretty far out there.

80
Refreshing, Romantic, Funny, Delightful, Great singing
June 3rd, 2019

See it if You haven’t seen Kelli O ‘Hara do comedy. (A fabulous voice isn’t her sole talent.) There’s also a gorgeous score and dynamite dancing.

Don't see it if You object to classics being revised to tone down the sexism.

60
Relevant, Intelligent, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Overrated
June 3rd, 2019

See it if Intrigued by this personable actor’s mix of family and political history. I went with high expectations but was sadly underwhelmed.

Don't see it if Wanting more than an informative lecture and debate. I appreciated the perspective of the show but expected something more theatrical.

80
During previews
Resonant, Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Great singing
June 1st, 2019

See it if Wanting to hear a wonderful new score sung by powerhouse performers.

Don't see it if Looking for a glitzy or large-scale musical.