Kev 6297

Manhattan

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Reviews (44)
76
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Loud

See it if You like Joe Pantoliano and want to see him in an intimate theater setting.

Don't see it if you dislike yelling & shouting. It was a 90 min performance with about 15 minutes of conversation/dialog & 75 minutes of yelling & shouting

Also Decent story line but unfortunately all the shouting and yelling made ... Read more Read less

85
FEAR
West Village
Unmemorable, Great staging, Great acting

See it if See Obi Abili and Enrico Colantoni perform live on stage.

Don't see it if Started out great & felt like it was leading up to some great plot twists and turns that would have a shocking ending but it just fell flat.

Also Nothing really happened. No real revelations. I left the theater got o... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musical biographies. Good singing and choreography

Don't see it if You don't like Tina Turner's music.

75
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Overrated, Boring, Disappointing

See it if ?

Don't see it if you are looking for something amusing or funny. This show fell flat. A few good lines/laughs but mostly felt like it was forced humor.

85
safeword.
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Interested in a soft introduction to the BDSM culture

Don't see it if Expecting to fully experience what the BDSM culture is like. They were too conservative in their portrayal of BDSM culture

Also The BDSM scenes were way too brief and the characters were fully cloth... Read more Read less

87
After
Midtown E
Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see the effects that bullying has on the parents/families of the victim(s) as well as on the parents of the perpetrator.

Don't see it if Prefer musicals or do not care for the intense subject matter.

88
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You want to understand the struggles a young gay black man faces in today's world. Great singing and acting

Don't see it if Are homophobic and or are easily offended by gay subject matter and or male nudity.

75
Disappointing, Overrated, Boring

See it if ?

Don't see it if If you are looking for a big musical production.

Also For years and years I have been hearing how great this show was and th... Read more Read less

70
Adam Minus Josh
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Enjoy seeing a show about a breakup of a same sex couple.

Don't see it if Are looking for anything "new". This story has been done ad nauseam.

Also Great acting by Marc Sinoway and Jesse Reid. I felt that the other cas... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Banal

See it if Like small productions and are o.k. with mediocre singing.

Don't see it if Prefer big lavish musical productions.

Also I was hoping to see a funny upbeat show with lots of laughs and good s... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Musicals

Don't see it if If you don't care for long shows.

Also I found the show to be entertaining. Great singing and staging. Howeve... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy humor especially with references to the female anatomy

Don't see it if Are easily offended by gay/lesbian characters, foul language and references to the female anatomy.

81
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You enjoy plays that have a message about morals and ethics. Thought provoking

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production or prefer hearted plays

83
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Mixed

See it if You like the cast. Want to see how decisions one makes throughout life can change the course of one's life

Don't see it if Want a feel good show with a happy ending.

Also I thought the acting was great and the staging was very good. I would ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want a fun light hearted musical. Great singing and dance choreography with bits of humor mixed in. Very enjoyable performance

Don't see it if Want a story line. The show is much more about the songs. Not much of a plot/story line. Very enjoyable show.

80
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the Go Go's music. Very campy!

Don't see it if You don't like The Go Go's or campy or are homophobic or transphobic

97
Great acting, Funny, Great staging

See it if A well acted play. Lots of humor and sarcasm.

Don't see it if Homosexual characters and a bit of self loathing.

86
Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if Musicals, light humor

Don't see it if Are offended by subject matter dealing with homosexuality

95
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if A funny lighthearted show. Great singing and acting.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or prefer big productions.

80
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want something lighthearted. Great costumes.

Don't see it if You want a serious show and aren't a fan of dialogues that rhyme

90
Transfers
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Great acting. Though the subject was of a serious and very current issue, there was a lot of humor throughout the show.

Don't see it if If the subject matter involving individuals of low socioeconomic status or racial bias is uncomfortable...

78
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Clever

See it if Great acting. Creative set

Don't see it if you are offended by very brief male nudity

75
Overrated, Boring, Great acting

See it if Are a fan of Kate Mulgrew.

Don't see it if Looking for something powerful with a real message. This was more about 2 women confiding in each other about being oppressed by men.

85
During previews
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with a message.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or don't care to see shows/musicals dealing with the difficulties of addiction to pain killers and sexual assault.

84
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Enjoy shows about history

Don't see it if Don't enjoy shows about history

70
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Want to see a cheesy slapstick performance

Don't see it if Want to see a good musical. Pass this one by. The attempts to be funny or humorous fell flat! Felt like a high school production.

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Very entertaining

Don't see it if You don't care to see men in women's clothing

94
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy the music of the Temptations. Great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if Don't like the music of the Temptations

85
Downstairs
West Village
Great acting, Intense, Great staging

See it if Like Tyne and or Tim Daly.

Don't see it if Don't like dramas

85
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if Gay themed shows with some campy humor

Don't see it if You are looking for something current. Are put off my female impersonators or are offended by homosexuality

Also Overall this was a great show. I found the 1st act to be a bit slow. T... Read more Read less

74
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Boring

See it if You like the idea of a huge Macy's Day Christmas parade character balloon (King Kong).

Don't see it if Prefer musicals with catchy songs.

Also The staging was amazing however it just fell flat. The songs were not ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great singing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Very small intimate productions with no sets and minimal props

Don't see it if Prefer large scale musical productions.

Also I enjoy seeing both large scale productions just as much as seeing sho... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Enjoy animation & movies that have a message about learning to get along with others & acceptance of people who are different from oneself

Don't see it if If you don't like animation.

78
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Great acting, Intense

See it if Enjoy intense drama dealing with infidelity, drugs and homosexuality

Don't see it if Prefer musicals or large productions. If intense verbal attacks and violence offend you do not see this show

70
Disappointing, Overrated, Amateurish

See it if Enjoy fluffy musicals with bad one-liners

Don't see it if If you prefer a well choreographed high end musical production.

Also Unfortunately this show fell flat for me. The singing was mediocre. It... Read more Read less

85
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You want to be immersed in the show and feel what it's like to be addicted to drugs.

Don't see it if Skirmish, or a prude. Show is very much in your face with the drugs, nudity, simulated sex acts, violence, foul language and bowl movements.

Also I saw the movie and was excited to see this brought to the stage. The ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Boring, Amateur

See it if ?

Don't see it if If you are looking for a top notch production. This came across as a very amateur production.

Also I wanted to enjoy this show and had high hopes but it just flopped. I ... Read more Read less

51
First Love
West Village
Confusing, Excruciating

See it if not certain of the target audience

Don't see it if Like plays with a cohesive well thought out story.

Also It was very confusing and the "cherub" or 3rd character was very distr... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Entertaining, Great costumes

See it if Disco/Musicals and are interested in the musical career and life story of Donna Summer

Don't see it if If you don't like disco music

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Good choreography, Great costumes

See it if You enjoy dance/ballet and burlesque

Don't see it if You are offended by male nudity

90
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if Great acting! You are interested in the struggles that gay people have with one another within their own community

Don't see it if You are offended by gay people and aren't interested in the the struggles that gay people have with one another within their own community.

75
During previews
Great acting

See it if You enjoy small productions. Some humor throughout. I thought the staging was done well considering this was a small production.

Don't see it if Don't like the actors portraying several characters throughout the play.

82
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Good acting

Don't see it if you don't like subject matter regarding alcoholism.

92
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Like good humor, decent acting. Great visual effects!

Don't see it if Profanity