ManAboutTown

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I am an actor, writer, and award-winning songwriter who gets out to the theatre as much as time and money allow!
Reviews (30)
36
During previews
Excruciating, Slow, Cliched

See it if you really, really love Morrisette's music, and you need "Isn't Ironic" repeatedly defended onstage.

Don't see it if you hate bland, overblown staging, you hate stories that go nowhere, and then use the rape of a minor character (caricature) to move plot.

95
Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if great music, staging, and songs appeal to you.

Don't see it if if you don't like David Byrne's music.

98
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if This is a flawed musical that Fiasco has done a great job in finding the emotional core. Always inventive staging from Fiasco.

Don't see it if This is a flawed musical, and, despite Fiasco's mighty efforts, still has its weaknesses, though this version is the best so far.

Also This tale of the struggle between Art Vs. Commerce obviously resonates... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see an engaging, funny, well-acted, well-directed play that has the awesome Adina Verson leading the great cast.

Don't see it if you are put off by plays about lesbians and queers and discussions of pussy.

90
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if A wonderful staging of a fine musical by two of our greatest living writers of musicals, Flaherty and Aherns.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

83
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like challenging, complex script and some great acting.

Don't see it if ...you don't want to be a part of the ongoing societal discussion of race.

81
Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if ...you like spectacle, fun music, lots of flash.

Don't see it if ...you like a story with depth and good character development.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy Knee-high enough to attend not one of their best efforts.

Don't see it if You need compelling dramatic arcs for the characters and are put off by whimsy veering too close to twee

Also Knee-high is one of my favorite companies. I think they are inventive ... Read more Read less

11
Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if Sorry to say, but don't see it.

Don't see it if Don't see it.

92
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You love a great production of a good musical with great singing and performances. Oh, and, Cynthia Erivo. Transcendent.

Don't see it if You like elaborate staging, lots of choreography.

77
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if ...you like great sound design, and like a well-told story.

Don't see it if ...you don't like one-person shows that have a tendency to not trust their material enough to tell it simply.

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if you see a classic musical lovingly staged, with great acting and singing, and what an amazing set!

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

91
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Original

See it if you like brilliant staging, acting, and writing.

Don't see it if ...you don't like everything that is special about theatre.

82
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great direction

See it if you like great acting -some really wonderful performances, intelligent direction, great staging.

Don't see it if you don't like inferior Shakespeare works. Legitimate argument to be made that all the effort might be better spent on new works.

78
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting

See it if You like strong acting, funny dialogue

Don't see it if You don't like inconsistent script.

85
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a show that deals with the subconscious ways patriarchal structures damage all of us, portrayed in an absurdist way.

Don't see it if Experimental or absurdist theatre doesn't appeal to you.

98
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in well-told stories that reflect the current zeitgeist with great production and stellar acting.

Don't see it if you don't like plays or the #metoo movement.

90
Almelem
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like great acting and a challenging, thought-provoking script.

Don't see it if you are a close-minded person.

90
The Sea Concerto
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if strong writing acting directing.

Don't see it if family drama.

90
During previews
Draw the Circle
West Village
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want a well written, acted, staged one person show giving you incredible insight into the emotional and physical journey of a trans man.

Don't see it if You simply can't be empathetic to another human being based on preexisting bias.

83
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to see some great performances.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a long full nudity scene with simulated sex.

93
Raw Bacon from Poland
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting. Joel Perez, especially, was tremendous.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about PTSD.

80
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like fast-paced, cute, well-staged musicals without too much depth.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical that tries for something more, a la "Fun Home," "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen," "Scottsboro Boys."

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to experience one of the greatest musicals ever.

Don't see it if ...a little too much choreography is distracting. My only complaint.

75
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a darkly funny, macabre take on the political landscape.

Don't see it if ...you don't like cannibalism, menses, satanic orgies.

82
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like well-constructed, superbly-acted, fairly traditional plays.

Don't see it if ...you want to see a more highly-theatrical production, or something experimental, or boundary-pushing.

91
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love inventive theater similar to fellow Brown/Trinity Rep grads, Fiasco Theater (Roundabout's "Into The Woods").

Don't see it if You don't like non-traditional ways of presenting a theatrical story.

87
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Very funny script, great direction, and FANTASTIC acting. Brigit Huppuch is a marvel, as always.

Don't see it if You hate great acting, female actors, great writing, um....and great theatre.

89
During previews
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like flawless acting and direction, and great writing.

Don't see it if You are adverse to seeing a man's penis.

54
During previews
Banal

See it if You like great acting

Don't see it if You don't like terrible direction