Lawrence 8136

Long Island City
About:  Spending more and more time at the theater and loving it all.
Reviews (58)
74
Basic Glitch
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an interesting production featuring some decent acting and a good example of comic timing.

Don't see it if You want an uproarious comedy or an excessively deep experience.

Also I see some did not like this play, but although I might see why, I dis... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like short dramatic plays centered around a theme. In this case, death and its meaning in relation to life.

Don't see it if you want a full length play or something on the light side.

Also Three short plays with varying success although none of them are worse... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a pleasing musical which is mostly fluff but well done and often funny.

Don't see it if you want drama or depth or are looking for rollicking humor.

Also Some might call this dated, but really it is a form of theater that al... Read more Read less

72
Confusing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want a light, comic musical with decent music and fine singers.

Don't see it if you want a clear and satisfying conclusion to your show.

Also The four cast members have great voices and worked their best as harmo... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting and a revival play that is deeply dramatic and well written.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff or the experimental.

Also Most impressive. The acting is superb. The playbill will give a sense ... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a play which deals with several aspects of politics influenced by personal relationships.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy, feel good experience in the theater.

Also Well acted with some very clever staging. Several themes about local p... Read more Read less

93
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Profound, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see raw talent and even creative musical genius and performance in a musical that does not pull punches except those to the gut.

Don't see it if you are offended by dramatic representations of sexual acts and strong profanity.

Also This musical is like probing an open wound in the body of the creator'... Read more Read less

82
The Bigot
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience very professional and fluid acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for a dark ending or immersive depth.

Also The acting in this play is outstanding, particularly the father charac... Read more Read less

81
Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of The Big Bang and enjoy parodies.

Don't see it if you are not familiar or are looking for polished singing and song writing.

Also The first half was a bit wobbly, but as the show wore on, the cast beg... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a play dealing with representations of the stages of life portrayed by two remarkable actors.

Don't see it if You are looking for drama with a hard edge or something unconventional.

Also I was impressed with the acting in this play both by Richard Masur and... Read more Read less

87
Inner Voices 2018
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you enjoy solo vocal performance by three exceptional performers and want some depth in your dramatic story.

Don't see it if you are unable to enjoy monologue performance with a book featuring little spoken and almost totally sung content.

Also Three almost recitative solo musical plays. Though they might feel a b... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are open to comedy that can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes silly, but sometimes quirkily entertaining.

Don't see it if you want anything that has to do with actual history or you want humor that always hits the mark.

Also Not crazy about the opening. It was often difficult to distinguish wha... Read more Read less

87
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want a serious encounter which draws you into the action.

Don't see it if you are offended by strong language and drug related topics. Also if you don't like being in the mix of the production.

Also I felt a bit cautious about the idea of the intensity of the subject a... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Disturbing

See it if you are into intense, raw subject matter even in your musicals

Don't see it if you look to musicals to escape and find those feel good moments. They are not here.

Also It's difficult to imagine a musical on the forced sex slavery that Kor... Read more Read less

77
Get the Boat
Soho/Tribeca
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want a short drama about the question of choice. Intense but short.

Don't see it if If you are not open to dialogue on choice.

Also Very short, but intense. I would guess if you are not Pro Choice, you ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You would like an exceptional musical that breaks the mold of standard fluffy Broadway fare.

Don't see it if Are opposed to content that shows how there are common factors in all cultures that can unite us all through our experience of love and loss

Also An exceptional musical which is not anything like the cookie cutter fo... Read more Read less

69
The Property
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Flawed

See it if you want to see a drama with some accomplished actors struggling with writing the varied from strong to weak.

Don't see it if you want to see drama that comes to some solid conclusions or that expresses a real view point.

Also I did feel there was some fine actors in the drama, but the writing fa... Read more Read less

78
Grace is Good
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if If you want to see a play that adds some complexity to a theme you might think is straight forward.

Don't see it if you feel that issues of relationships in the work place are not worthy of the dramatic form.

Also We enjoyed this play maybe because for the most part you forget that t... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Energetic, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You want to have your energy level pumped up by young enthusiastic performers in a fun musical.

Don't see it if You can't take loud music or sitting on uncomfortable folding chairs for an hour and a half.

Also I have a very positive response to this show even if it was so unaffec... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an intelligent interpretation of the relation of two thoughtful writers and their philosophical differences.

Don't see it if You are not prepared to access some subtle points of contention in religious opinion. If you can't find pleasure in conversational drama.

Also I suppose it would help to have a knowledge of the background of both ... Read more Read less

83
Great singing, Moving

See it if You enjoy shows with touching moments that take an expansive view of love with some very decent singers.

Don't see it if You can't accept the many forms of love even if there are merely mild representations.

Also I found several touching moments in this show although I am not always... Read more Read less

88
Education
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like a political drama with some exceptional performances by a small cast.

Don't see it if If you have rather conservative views on the process for political suppression of expression.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You want to see an exceptional revival of a classic Broadway musical with an exceptional ensemble performance.

Don't see it if You want to avoid emotional, feel good excess. Some people don't like a deliberate "all ends well" warm fest.

Also I enjoyed this more than I had expected.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You are truly familiar with the tv series "Friends" and want to see a hilarious and delightful parody.

Don't see it if If you are not very familiar with the show because there is so much wit and humor that will pass over your head.

92
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of witty comedic rhyming dialog which is often hilarious performed by a talented cast.

Don't see it if You are slow on the pickup of bullet like humor. The pace does not slow down.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you like the trend in musical bio musicals which might enlighten you on aspects of a performer's life.

Don't see it if you are not open to the music of Cher or her history of coming into a resolution of her relation to men and their power.

Also I have never been a real fan of Cher or her music although being older... Read more Read less

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for an quirky, multifaceted musical that you may never have thought of as a possible theater concept.

Don't see it if you are looking for a staid musical or something from the main stream.

Also I was surprised that someone could come up with this concept which inc... Read more Read less

85
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want to see an essentially plotless musical which features well written music, but more importantly exceptional Broadway singing voices.

Don't see it if you require a discernable story line to your musical experience.

Also Songs contributed by multiple writers of varying fame. The singers are... Read more Read less

80
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well acted and well written play that takes a look at why "Life Sucks" for different reasons.

Don't see it if You are looking for a bit of fluff comedy and are afraid of examining your own life.

Also All the actors were excellent, which is not always the case even in go... Read more Read less

56
Midnight Street
Midtown W
Quirky, Confusing

See it if you want an odd experience seeing 3 talented people struggle to make sense of an under developed book.

Don't see it if If you want to hear memorable music and song.

Also The 3 actors were impressive enough trying to make something of the we... Read more Read less

74
God of Marz
Midtown W
Confusing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a bit of silliness and are not looking for a polished production.

Don't see it if you want something profound, are disturbed by low brow humor or need to have all the ends tied up.

Also Quite a mashup which does not really gel, but somehow I enjoyed the sh... Read more Read less

71
safeword.
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want a glimpse of a world you might not be familiar with without being entirely shocked.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a mild exposure to life style topics you would normally avoid.

Also Not really as raw as some would expect from the bondage/submission imp... Read more Read less

74
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want a play that deals with a good number of dramatic issues at once, maybe too many.

Don't see it if you don't like long shows that are more direct about themes and may seem didactic.

Also The theatre was uncomfortable because of the seats. The multiple theme... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Dark

See it if You are into dark, well-written drama with impressive acting.

Don't see it if You want your drama to lift you up or come to a positive conclusion.

Also Definitely fine acting especially in the lead. Dark with brief moments... Read more Read less

80
This Boy Tom
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if If you want an energetic, youthful treatment of a serious theme which does not pull you into the depths.

Don't see it if If you want Broadway polish or a more heavy handed treatment of the theme of bullying.

Also Hard to say why I was charmed by this show. It was not entirely polish... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy intensely political humor leaning to the Left.

Don't see it if If you are a Trump supporter or think the Republican Party in its present form is the perfect ticket.

Also Ah political humor a day after the midterm elections … certainly not f... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want a show that features fabulous songs from the 50's and 60's sung by absolutely stunning singers.

Don't see it if you want a musical with a plot, this does nothing but lead from one song to another.

Also The performers are amazing singers and dancers. Although there is noth... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Delightful, Funny

See it if you are a fan of band musicals and want some joyful fluff that actually works.

Don't see it if you look for a deep side even to your musicals and are not willing to put up with an imbalanced musical that may be fixed for the opening.

Also We saw this in previews and any criticism I have might be fixed for th... Read more Read less

77
God Save Queen Pam
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you are in the mood for some fluffy entertainment with a solid sense of humor helped by the comic timing of the lead performer.

Don't see it if you want a musical to tug at your heart strings or that features powerful singing performances.

89
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see an inventive feel good Broadway musical with exceptional staging.

Don't see it if You need depth or the darker side of emotions.

Also One of those rare times when a popular cultural concept is developed i... Read more Read less

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you want to experience funny, clever and entertaining musical comedy with some actually phenomenal singers.

Don't see it if you want any real dramatic content.

Also I must say I was wow'd by the singing voices of the entire cast. This ... Read more Read less

89
Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a Tennessee Williams play with masterful performances. If you want to be profoundly affected.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas that run deeply below the surface or force you to think and consider multiple facets of difficult subjects.

Also I was wow'd by the performances especially by the two leads. I was als... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You are not afraid of hilarious humor which uses rough language and which can carry a deeper and darker message about life.

Don't see it if You are offended by rough language and have difficulty understanding how humor can connect to absolute truth.

Also Amazing, my wife and I loved this show. Yes the comedy and language we... Read more Read less

59
Stage Life
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to a survey of works referencing the experiences of actors and writers for the stage.

Don't see it if You want a clear story line on which to hang your point of reference. If you like clever bon mots about theater that are quotable.

Also I found that the 90 minutes were dragging on. Some scenes were borderi... Read more Read less

62
Lili Marlene
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You want to experience a story of the lack of action that allowed Germany to be taken over by the Nazi's.

Don't see it if You need meaningful well written lyrics and show book. This can be disappointing.

Also I wish I could say I enjoyed this musical, but it dragged quite a bit ... Read more Read less

93
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound

See it if You want drama which has a unique way of presenting a difficult problem such as autism. Emotionally devastating at times.

Don't see it if You cringe at drama about real human problems which does not rap things up nicely at the end.

80
Goldstein
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a generational drama with a dash of schmaltz and some fine ensemble singing. Intelligent and dramatic.

Don't see it if You need the big theater experience or are adverse to family history drama.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to hear what the result of great musical writing and dynamic performance can produce.

Don't see it if If you don't like large Broadway theaters and a wait for good seats.

Also Maybe my favorite Broadway extravaganza form of a musical of all time.

83
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Fluffy

See it if If you are a fan of 50's SciFi and would love a truly humorous parody with a delightful cast of characters.

Don't see it if If you desire to see a fully polished musical. This is not, but still a fine job.

73
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if If you are interested in a more didactic play about the moral choices involved in the quest to be one of the "Haves."

Don't see it if If you are bored by slow development and a mixed message on the central topic.