Larry 7126

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (60)
80
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Lin-manuel, Updated, Inconsistent, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear a great new Lin-Manuel Miranda song and see fine performances by Andrea Burns, David Galloway, Helen Hunt and Chris Jackson

Don't see it if you're expecting a solid book story to drive the narrative.

40
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Dreadful, Slow, Bad casting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you are a huge Michael Urie fan and have time and money to kill.

Don't see it if you can possibly avoid it. it's bad. really bad.

10
Worst thing ever, An idea not a play, Senseless, Waste of money all around, God-awful

See it if DO NOT SEE THIS PLAY FOR ANY REASON. BELIEVE ME.

Don't see it if YOU READ MY COMMENT ABOVE OR HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO LIKE LAUNDRY, A ROOT CANAL, A FUNERAL, SERVE TIME, MENTAL BREAKDOWN

85
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Educational, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to learn Steinem's story and get some education about women's rights history in the process.

Don't see it if you're expecting a brilliantly-written play. it performs more like a book report, an important one that especially we New Yorkers should see

50
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Poorly-cast, Bad-choice, Why?

See it if it has already closed, thank God. This production was dreadful. Carmen Cusack was completely miscast.

Don't see it if the thought of Ben Davis singing out of the left side of his mouth annoys you half as much as it annoyed me. Dreadful. Bad choice, Encores.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you have time before it closes on Jan. 6. at 90 minutes, it is very entertaining and very well performed.

Don't see it if you have a problem with potentially problematic racial bias embedded in the story

40
Banal, Disappointing, Underwritten, Excruciating, Pointless

See it if do not see this "play." it's not a play- it's a bunch of cliches and ideas, and there is no need to sit through this or even to pay for it,

Don't see it if you can. DON'T SEE IT. PERIOD.

75
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Underwritten, Disorganized

See it if you are a Tracy Letts fan and want to explore his new play.

Don't see it if you've heard hype about this play and expect it to rock your world. some nice moments and good acting overall but not much there there.

75
Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of good solid acting and like discovering new playwrights.

Don't see it if you are on the brink of caring for a dying parent or just did.

75
Banal, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Miscast

See it if you are a fan of Six Feet Under and Downton Abbey. TV stars playing the lead roles in an iconic musical should also be your thing.

Don't see it if you expect your leading female to be able to sing beautifully and your leading male to inhabit a character, neither of which is on display.

91
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You love great storytelling, writing, directing, and acting. This play is a classic, with well-drawn characters, suspense, and payoff.

Don't see it if Not sure what to say here. There is no real reason not to see this.

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to experience an ambitious staging of this classic play, written way ahead of its time, it turns out. Cohn is now a proxy for Tr-mp

Don't see it if you can't focus for close to 8 solid hours or stay off your phone throughout this theatrical experience. & don't bring peanuts & crunch them

90
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Tour-de-force

See it if you can before May 13-exquisite writing, directing, & acting from Billy Crudup. Refreshing to see a show stripped of noise & raw to the core

Don't see it if you are not a fan of intelligent, edgy writing and one-man shows,

90
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Timely, Prescient

See it if you want to dispel your belief that TV/film actors can't act on B'way. Great performances, play ahead of its time in 2001, solid direction.

Don't see it if You find it hard to listen and stay connected to a solid two-act play.

70
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Timely, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Daphne Rubin-Vega and want to see Gizel Jimenez play her daughter and the two of them together are terrific.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy half-baked new musicals.this one is timely vis domestic issues/immigration but the book is poor and the story needs work.

85
During previews
The Low Road
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see how we (the U.S.) got to where we are today, in a finely-tuned evening of theatrical storytelling.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like a book report masquerading as a play.

Don't see it if You don’t have to.

70
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Slow, Unnecessary

See it if You are a HUGE Mark Rylance fan. He is good.

Don't see it if You are well aware of Rylance's acting tricks, because they are on full display here. Also the script is very thin written by Ry's wife.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Intense

See it if unfortunately it closed yesterday. it was brilliantly acted and directed and a complex story of shame and redemption.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this play.

85
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Silly

See it if you simply want to be entertained. the staging is relentless and the cast is nimble and elastic.

Don't see it if you're expecting a great story. it's no One Man, Two Guv'nors. it's a bit too long and the sight gags go on a bit too long.

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Cliched

See it if You like Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see such talent wasted. How did this make it to. a Broadway?

61
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a subscriber to Atlantic Theater Co.

Don't see it if You don't like 3-hr long mood plays that don't change in tone with actors doing poor dialect work

75
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Quirky, Unfocused, Un-theatrical

See it if you want to see 81-year old Anita Gillette in a bravura performance. not to be missed.

Don't see it if ideas that aren't theatrical and don't add up to a play bother you. this isn't fully cooked yet. the characters don't change.

95
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Nostalgic,, Entertaining

See it if you grew up listening to Carole King & love GREAT singing-vocal arrangements, and to see a terrific performance from Abby Mueller as Carol

Don't see it if I cannot come up with a reason not to see this show. It's entertaining and very well performed all around.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you love outstanding direction and great ensemble acting. very moving, very relevant and the 105 minutes flies by.

Don't see it if your imagination is limited and you've heard something about this show and feel like you don't need to see it. You do.

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Refreshing, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You have never seen this Miller play & want to observe master class in acting from Letts, Bening and Walker. Superb production. Will return

Don't see it if You have a hard time listening for 2.5 hours & refuse to believe that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

95
Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You value a vivid re-interpretation of a dated, sexist, misogynistic classic musical. Brilliant performances and the clearest vision possibl

Don't see it if you are stuck in the past and can't open your mind to the possibilities of what OKLAHOMA means to the US today

80
Refreshing, Relevant, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like a good old-fashioned book musical (the book is excellent) and want to leave the theatre feeling great. great performances too.

Don't see it if you're expecting the material to rise to any level of sophistication. the score Is forgettable and the set is uneventful.

75
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Fluffy, Great dancing, Dated, Delightful

See it if it ever re-surfaces. some beautiful music.

Don't see it if too late, it closed.

75
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Topical

See it if your idea of theatre is a book report, a lot of telling you what people are feeling and what is happening rather than anything happening

Don't see it if you bought cheap tickets and will have to sit on the floor cross-legged for close to three hours.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love the original as this is pretty darn close to being as authentic as possible

Don't see it if you find shows to be dated

92
Absorbing, Exquisite, Timely, Great singing, Great staging

See it if it returns to the professional stage in NYC. JRB's song cycle feels like it was written today. Glorious performances and staging.

Don't see it if don't miss it.

80
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Well-cast, Eyecandyfordays, Too long

See it if you are an Idina fan and you are also a fan of gorgeous young men in their undies (barely)

Don't see it if you look for substance in a script; not much substance here, alot of surface talk masquerading as character development,

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you can. it closes soon and may be sold out. truly sublime theater. Glenda Jackson is not to be missed. Metcalf is fine. Great direction.

Don't see it if you find it hard to concentrate these days and find it difficult to think about what you saw on stage.

70
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Dated, Two-dimensional

See it if You think that 120 minutes is 100 minutes, which either way is about 80 minutes too long.

Don't see it if You don’t have to. Truly disappointing. TErrible play.

50
Boring, Inert, Slow, Dreadful, Loooonnnnng

See it if please don't see it. no reason. boring, long, no action, poor staging, bad acting, no characters.

Don't see it if don't see it. period.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you love great acting and want to discover some actors you may not already know.

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of redemption stories.

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Personal

See it if like me, you enjoy great storytelling & would choose the real deal over a juke-box musical any day.Truly refreshing to hear his writing.

Don't see it if you are expecting a concert of Bruce songs. this is a book musical with monologues leading into songs-15 songs played acoustically.

50
During previews
Dated, Dull, Wordswordswords, Endless, Disappointing

See it if there is no reason to see this.

Don't see it if U have anything else to do like a root canal, moving across country, attending a custody hearing. also Condola Rashad is over-rated.

75
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Great dancing, Slow

See it if you want to see Joshua Henry sing the sh*t out of Billy Bigleow-he is a force of nature w/ the most beautiful legit voice. & the dancing 2.

Don't see it if You've liked Jessie Mueller in other shows. Miscast? Also I couldn't get Audra McDonald's voice out of my head for Carrie. Bad sets.

80
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you can't because it's closed, but to me much of the evening was numbers shaped around diversity, immigration, civil rights and being Amer.

Don't see it if the show is closed.

30
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Indulgent, Dreadful, Lifeless, Plaigurized, Not-broadway

See it if You want to see a movie star fall flat on her face indicating her way through an alleged play that does not deserve a Broadway staging

Don't see it if You think it’s a period piece

50
During previews
Indulgent, Banal, Dated, Slow, Cliched

See it if You are obsessed with John Lithgow. If so you will enjoy seeing him breathe.

Don't see it if You have some laundry to do or forgot to do grocery shopping. There is no n d to see this show. It is terrible.

75
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if I honestly can't come up with a reason to say to see it. The story is confusing, the Bengsons teeter between self-indulgent and invisible

Don't see it if & the stakes are non-existent. the show is extremely hetero-normative which was a real turn off. 0 chemistry with the back-up performers

85
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a satisfying play with music. the scene work is some of the best acting around. terrific chemistry between all actors.

Don't see it if you expect this show to blow you away. it is an intimate chamber musical - the music is the least satisfying part of the show.

65
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Insipid, All over the place

See it if you don't pay much and you enjoy great tap dancing (Tony Y.) and want to be able to say that you saw it.

Don't see it if you have to pay good money & have any expectations that the evening will be entertaining fresh & enjoyable. & the cast is all over the place

75
Bandstand
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you get a highly discounted ticket and want to hear one great new Broadway song.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do and get annoyed by shows that don't have clear focus and maybe should never have transferred to Broadway.

90
Assassins
Midtown W
Edgy, Profound, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Sondheim and want to see a show that was way ahead of its time in 1990. The writing and themes are plucked from today's news.

Don't see it if it has closed so it's impossible to see it now.

90
Refreshing, Sentimental, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you find it refreshing to see a moving, fast-paced broadway musical cast with very talented unfamiliar actors -- not the usual suspects!

Don't see it if you're cynical about life and can't suspend your disbelief.

93
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Overrated, Great writing

See it if You want to see a great performance by Laurie Metcalf and have some great laughs and totally enjoy yourself.

Don't see it if Hyped shows disappoint you. This isn't really a fully cooked play. It's a series of heat scenes and it ends too abruptly. Needs more work.