KevinHoward

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Hungry for theater!
Reviews (54)
80
The Mother
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You like puzzles in plots, intense acting, flash-back scenes, and no intermissions.

Don't see it if You want a traditional play. Not wanting puzzles or unanswered questions tossed to audience. You want a funny or fluffy plot.

50
The Brutes
West Village
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Great acting! Intriguing plot. Civil war and presidential assassination insights. Serious play.

Don't see it if Muddled storyline. Don't want a serious play. Prefer lighter material.

75
During previews
Delightful, Great acting

See it if You want to see a new kind of story set to the Go Go's music. Lover of musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, fairytale stories, or alternative plot lines.

47
Dress of Fire
West Village
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Austin P. Good acting by great actors.

Don't see it if you were hoping for a good plot, direction, or some interesting gimmick making your time seeing this clunky play worth it.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Run to see this fun musical. Show for kids but even adults will be entertained. Ethan Slater blew me away as SB! The whole cast is superb!!!

Don't see it if You don't care for a kid's show, musicals, especially cartoon based shows.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Cliched, Banal

See it if you want to waste your time on a poorly conceived plot/premise with no hope of a decent joke or line ever popping up.

Don't see it if you want to spend your time on seeing a play worth your time.

39
Great singing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if ????????????? maybe the costumes and some of the songs,,,,maybe????

Don't see it if you DESPISE sexual jokes about Jesus. Had higher expectations for good jokes and banter but got little in return. Don't waste your money

Also I had wanted to enjoy this show but there are some problems. Some song... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you enjoy participating with interactive shows. Very lively and full of unpredictable drama. Great singing.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy interactive shows and just want to sit from start to finish. Not a show for the "blue ladies".

85
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if you like pure fun and great singing.

Don't see it if you don't care for musicals.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant, Raunchy, Intense

See it if You are a JL fan! Very funny & informative. You'll learn stuff!

Don't see it if You dislike crude remarks. Misses the mark btwn concept & final production. Some jokes in Spanish so bring a friend who can interpret.

Also I love JL but his idea didn't win me over. I was expecting his typical... Read more Read less

77
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky

See it if Clive Owens & Jin Ha make the play! Requires your full attention or you'll miss important things. Serious theater for serious theater goers

Don't see it if Some people would find the surreal acting/staging irksome. Ending a bit convoluted. Bypass if you want shows like Kinky Boots.

80
During previews
Enchanting, Slow, Great singing

See it if You want to see a different kind of musical from the typical Broadway kind. Some great songs and great music. Arab-Israel plot intriguing.

Don't see it if long slow quiet moments bore you, especially with some characters leave you wondering why they're quiet and unemotional or even on stage

Also I thought this production would have more sizzle to it considering the... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Delightful, Cliched, Resonant

See it if If you yearn for more Downton Abbey drama. Solid play. Great acting.

Don't see it if Personally, the story line wasn't fetching to me. How a wealthy family contemplates surviving financial ruin doesn't solicit my sympathy!

50
During previews
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see a new presentation of this classic. Actors work very hard and give you their best!

Don't see it if If you were expecting this production to follow the book more closely. Play panders to audience instead of elevating interest of plot.

Also A great opportunity has been badly missed here in reviving this classi... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you love or curious about Carole King. Show provides so much entertaining information. Songs and singers are top drawer!

Don't see it if If musicals don't interest you.

79
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if To experience sample plays from this author. If the theme of marriage holds your interest. If Irish period pieces holds your interest.

Don't see it if If Irish period pieces aren't interesting to you. If four small plays instead of one play ruffles your feathers.

Also I had the pleasure of experiencing the works of Teresa Deevy for the f... Read more Read less

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Epic, Romantic

See it if Anyone appreciating Broadway at its best! No need to edit anything! Great score and acting. No flab!

Don't see it if Children under 10 ought to be left with a babysitter or parents will have to explain what a housr of ill repute is. Just saying.

50
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if Not the comedy it promises to be. More depressing than humorous. Incomplete character and plot development.

Don't see it if Half-funny jokes that fizzle like wet firecrackers. Only stayed for act two to see if it would be better. It got worse.

30
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid, Slow

See it if Underperforming actors trying to make this car crash entertaining. Thank heavens for Jackie Hoffman!

Don't see it if Don't bother! WASTE of money.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky

See it if If you have an interest in this historical person. Refreshing to see the good/bad in persons who achieve great changes.

Don't see it if You abhor learning something new. The concept of a trial could use more development. A bit weak.

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if Great singing! Enjoyable melodic songs. Stories are easy to follow and relevant. Entertaining actors, like Justin G. Only 90 minutes!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals, modern songs, or musicals in general.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if Great opportunity to learn the story of Jonathan Larsen and how RENT became a reality. Great reminder about how not to give up your dream!

Don't see it if If music or musicals don't hold your interest.

90
The Judas Kiss
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Intense

See it if Demonstrating the pitfalls of love and what the heart wants that common sense would warn against. Rupert Everett is a quality actor 100%!

Don't see it if Gay themed plays are not your cup of tea.

1
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal

See it if Transatlantic trash pandering to the lowest common denominator. This belongs in the garbage instead of Broadway! Great talent wasted!

Don't see it if Makes me yearn for the Dance of the Vampires back in 2002. See anything else!!

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if This is what a Broadway music ought to be! Great singing, easy to follow story, and a willingness to indulge in pure fiction for fun!

Don't see it if If you don't like fiction,easily bored by a predictable story line, or if you score Hamilton tickets!

50
Catapult!
East Village
Cliched, Confusing, Slow, Insipid, Relevant

See it if You have interest in the fallacies of the art market. If you want a light production w/o thinking.

Don't see it if Many minor plots, no main plot. You're seeking a better developed play.

Also Good idea not fully developed. It rotted before it ripened.... Read more Read less

80
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love intense plots with much action and crisscrossing subplots. Humorous historical bits mixed w/clever arguments and absurdities shown.

Don't see it if You despise intense plots with too much action and so much info rushing towards you like a tsunami.

Also This is a "thinkers' play with so much happening I had to see it twice... Read more Read less

10
During previews
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if Acting is good. That's about it.

Don't see it if You are seeking a meaningful plot with twists and surprises.

Also What in the name of sanity had the author in mind when scribbling this... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Dutch Masters
East Village
Great acting, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you like contemporary situational drama involving young adults in the middle of conflict. 80 minutes long!

Don't see it if you are seeking a well developed plot with a knee slapper ending.

Also Thought the climatic scene was very anti-climatic. Play was advertised... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You don't mind seeing a recycled story line recycled again. Actors & scenery are top notch.

Don't see it if You're seeking a slightly updated story line or, if like me, could guess exactly how the plot will begin and end after the first 15 minutes!

70
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Insipid

See it if you love Uma, Trump jokes, intrigue, need something to fill up 90 minutes of spare time in your day.

Don't see it if you don't like unrealistic plots, Trump jokes, wanting a higher brow play.

87
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you want to fall out of your seat laughing, admirer of Dr. Seuss, naughty jokes & sarcasm, and being picked to interact with the the star!

Don't see it if You hate naught & sarcastic jokes, have Noel Coward expectations.

80
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you like a deep subject plot. Good acting with an impressive ending.

Don't see it if you don't like deep subject matter. Some scenes drawn out. Almost two hours w/o an intermission.

80
During previews
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like well written relevant dramas about life on life's terms. Story good for men and women. Very good acting.

Don't see it if Subject matter was general and relevant but not going to be interesting for everyone. No intermission.

75
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to try to understand the mind of a deranged student with a penchant for guns and violence. Great acting.

Don't see it if You abhor guns and gun shots. Not sure about the point of the play. Don't see this elevating the mind of the viewer. Take it or leave it.

50
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you don't mind wasting your time and money for an empty experience. That's what junk food and sitting on the couch watching tv is for.

Don't see it if You had hoped for good theater.

Also I respect the actors but the plot they had been given to make their ow... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You love bitchy backbiting humor and over the top characters drawing blood from each other. It's 90 minutes so grab what you can from it!

Don't see it if You are hoping for higher art. Script starts strong then descends into strange directions.

Also The mother rules!!!!!!!!!!

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if To learn about how these two different men from different cultures clashed about making some of the most popular movies of the 20 century.

Don't see it if NO reason not to see it especially if you belong to show-score. Just saying....

85
During previews
If Only
West Village
Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting

See it if Great acting & interesting story with a steady build up to the obstacle. Melissa G. and Mark S. were great but Mark had something special!

Don't see it if Story does dip and stall a bit as the build up increases.

Also Air conditioner could blow harder. The play may be set at the start of... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if Two hours of hilarious farce with such a talented cast!

Don't see it if If farce and goofy slap-stick comedy aren't your cup of tea.

30
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if If the demographics of your life match up with the story. Nope....just don't see it.

Don't see it if Crassy, not sassy musical. No creative songs. Each scene strung together w/o any logical consistency. Simply pointless.

Also Pros: Nothing.... Read more Read less

40
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if What's the fuss? Boring, tedious cliched acting, not worth my 2.5 hours out of my life. Tap dancing scene was good. Special effects good.

Don't see it if Makes me mourn Jersey Boys! If you are an unimaginative bland cookie cutter person, this show is the place for you and your hard earned $$$$

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Was happily surprised by CS Lewis's life and how he slowly converted to the Christian faith. He didn't come willingly!

Don't see it if His life doesn't interest you.

80
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if A fun way to pass two and one half hours. Each actor had something wonderful to bring to their roles.

Don't see it if Not as funny as I would expect Noel Coward to be.

90
Abigail’s Party
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if For the laughs one derives from watching how people conduct themselves in socially awkward situations while trying being polite.

Don't see it if Play has already closed.

90
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if A very humorous take on Othello using hip-hop and rap telling the story. Pure fun! Special shout-out to JQ, this guy is funny!!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if If you dislike hip-hop or rap.

50
During previews
Two Class Acts
Soho/Tribeca
Banal, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if Not worth bothering to see. Actors are good but story is better suited for a sitcom.

Don't see it if See something else. You won't regret it.

95
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if So much fun and with such a talented cast. If you know Broadway you'll catch more of the jokes used. Go see it. Very original.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. otherwise no real reason to pass it up.

95
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Riveting, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A soul shattering look at a lifestyle and its choices completely alien to Americans. Great acting, riveting story, and effective staging.

Don't see it if If you don't like sad and brutal story lines.

90
During previews
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if A solid show worth your time for great acting, story, and singing. You don't need a star to make a musical riveting.

Don't see it if Very little to nitpick and not worth mentioning since perfection doesn't exist, especially on Broadway.