Leo 6335

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Been going to theater in NYC for over 40 years.
Reviews (24)
77
Great staging, Romantic, Quirky

See it if Romantic shows about Arabs and Israelis sounds interesting. Quirky story has lots of music,

Don't see it if You want traditional big musical with pop melodies

71
Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if You love everything about Josephine Baker. Nice recreations of her dances, especially the banana dance and the fan dance

Don't see it if You want first rate cabaret. It's well done but it misses. Too much conjecture and BS, not enough performance. Painful if you sit too close.

60
Counting Sheep
Financial
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you love immersive theater.

Don't see it if you had enough of high school level involvement with theater and no longer need to be part of the "show."

Also Immersive theater is what this show is about and to its credit it's be... Read more Read less

39
Banal, poorly written, emotionally false, creepy

See it if you love discussing poetry.

Don't see it if you expect to see dramatic action, conflict or development.

Also The title made me feel that this was a bait-and-switch. The set up has... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if you want a funny and insightful evening, which should resonate, regardless of politics, gender, age, etc. It is written and directed well.

Don't see it if you want a diatribe or a manifesto. This play is about humanity, not ideology

94
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you missed it and you have out of town guests. It is still fresh, funny and relevant. I forgot it won 3 Tony's in 2004 including Best Mus.

Don't see it if mocking sesame street with irreverent humor could be offensive

96
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Great staying, dancing, Fosse and a campy story

Don't see it if You need something new

59
Rooms
Midtown W
Dated, Overrated, Slow

See it if you never seen an experiencential theatrical event.

Don't see it if you are bored with meandering monologues in dark rooms and canned voices masquerading as art.

70
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Somewhere between "hamilton" and "springtime for hitler"

See it if you want to revisit the mistakes of the Second Gulf War through the lens of a cabaret show using a theory from an article in the L.A. Times

Don't see it if you find political theater in New York City to be difficult because of the theater community's narrow points of views--it's the CIA's fault.

Also I found the first act painful, yet the second act to touch real insigh... Read more Read less

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Masterful, Must see

See it if like US history, fantastic songs and great choreography

Don't see it if you are not a fan of hip-hop

50
Church & State
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you like gun control.

Don't see it if you think propaganda is not art. The title church & state suggest so much more and it is not.

Also This play actually has an excellent set-up; however, it never develops... Read more Read less

7
During previews
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Dated

See it if you like random music like John Cage

Don't see it if you think randomness is cliche

Also This type of theater is pompous and cliché. Dadaism was entertaining; ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Shakespeare's Will
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if imaginative, well crafted and engaging derived theater could interest you. Well acted and written, this piece will entertain and enlighten.

Don't see it if Shakespeare derived theater sounds like homework. This show is conjecture and theatrical; it is not a documentary.

Also This show is entertaining and enlightening. It takes the few historica... Read more Read less

70
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Funny, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like edgy, reality based theater. This is an examination of tribal relations in modern life with a number of twists

Don't see it if you don't like "actors studio' plays. That is plays with an edge: gun shots sex and drugs. Or, you want the playwright to commit to an end.

Also The play is compelling on many levels, yet if falls short. While the e... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Greencard Wedding
Soho/Tribeca
Romantic, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like experimental theater and romance

Don't see it if You expect resolution of the plot

Also This production has an interesting romance setup. Unfortunately, the s... Read more Read less

34
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you find immersive theater entertaining, regardless of chance to miss the plot by being in the wrong rooms. The action is hit or miss

Don't see it if you want a story, plot or through line. Or if you would be upset because you missed all the acting because of wandering into the wrong rooms

51
KPOP
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if like to be in the center of the show.

Don't see it if experiential theater where you can't hide make you cringe.

85
Great original songs and lyrics

See it if You like well written songs

Don't see it if You wish NYMTF was something more

66
Ambitious, Excruciating, Intelligent

See it if You like bare bones classics and opera

Don't see it if Waiting for the good stuff in the second is not likely with an awfully dull first.

79
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you want to see a Pulitzer prize winning playwright explore.

Don't see it if you don't want to see the "indecent" scene of the banned play repeated three times

Also Unfortunately Ben Brantley was right. I usually disagree with Brantley... Read more Read less

89
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you like broad comedy and improvisational theater.

Don't see it if you don't like silly.

Also The show ending is voted on every night, so it has lots of freshness. ... Read more Read less

75
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Dated, Indulgent

See it if iyou don't need a plot and are content with unconnected scenes

Don't see it if you think tangentially related threads do not make a play

Also The playwright has a strong sense of poetry as well as creating intere... Read more Read less

80
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like lampooning musicals

Don't see it if you think musicals are sacred

Also This is a well crafted evening of entertainment. Lots of inside jokes ... Read more Read less

94
For a previous production
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like inventive broad humor.

Don't see it if You don't like British humor

Also The jokes with the set keeping getting better. This is very well craft... Read more Read less