Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (257)
79
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if a play starring four talented young actresses portraying high school girls who invoke super natural happening. It's a FUN wild ride to take!

Don't see it if a QUIRKY drama about four weird high school girls and their off the beaten antics is not your cup of tea, you will searching for the exits.

Also I loved this WACKY little play. The actresses played these four high s... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Art imitating life a bit too closely....., Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if and only if you are a Pinter enthusiast, a fan of actor Tom Hiddleston, or a relationship SADISTS. There's plenty of all three things here.

Don't see it if a three character play about infidelity where the story moves backwards in time sounds confusing as hell to you, because it is confusing.

Also Discovering that the playwright based his play on his real life seven ... Read more Read less

33
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if and only if you enjoy having LOUD, QUIRKY, and WEIRD theatrics bombarding you for two and a half hours. If so, this is the show for you!!!!!

Don't see it if you never heard of any of Meatloaf or any of his music, not a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and don't enjoy loud rock music.

Also I was TOTALLY curious to see this show, but it turned out NOT to be my... Read more Read less

71
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if a play about the real life of family dynamics interests you

Don't see it if family drama just ain't your thing. The play is filled to the brim with family drama, anorexia, and a surprise...

69
Road Show
Midtown W
Disappointing, Clever, Quirky, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a dye hard Sondheim fan.

Don't see it if you loved the Sondheim musical BOUNCE, because this incarnation had gutted all the "UMPH" things from Bounce and this is whats left

Also First off, I am a HUGE Sondheim fan. With that being said, I became a ... Read more Read less

79
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a play about an issue in the world that while is happening abroad, will hit you quite close to home in your own country

Don't see it if you are a Donald Trump supporter (HOMOPHOBE/Racist/Nationalist/ASSHOLE)

Also Well-staged, Powerful message, Endearing characters, Surprising charac... Read more Read less

69
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if the subject matter interest you.

Don't see it if a one man play about a World War 1 soldier facing a firing squad with the night before, his life flashes before his eyes. Otherwise skip it.

Also This play kept me at arms length distance and this really put me at a ... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if and only if you don't own a DVD player.

Don't see it if you have a DVD player of have a friend who owns a DVD player because the movie version starring Barbra Striesand is so much BETTER!!!!!!!!

Also Even though I am a fan of Melissa Errico, this DUD of a show was not w... Read more Read less

100
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if and only if you believe in magic and are open to the magic the show has to offer to you.

Don't see it if you have no imagination and you believe magic is silly. There is NO PLACE for you here in the Lyric Theater. Disbelievers are not welcome!

Also First off, LOVED that I won the ticket lottery only two months after t... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if a play with a glimmer of kindness with the good guy kinda winning in the end uplifts you.

Don't see it if you EITHER walk through the world devouring its spoils or you carry the heaviness of the world like an anchor around your neck like.

Also Brenda Pressley, as cafeteria lady Bernadette, allows the audience to ... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Indulgent, Great staging, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are 6 to 12 years old, have been a fan of the cartoon while you were growing up, or are a weird childlike adult. Go For IT!

Don't see it if you didn't like the cartoon series, if you were expecting the actor playing the title character to be in a SPONGE costume, and are not a kid

Also The costumes were wonderfully FANCIFUL. The ensemble cast is FABULOUS.... Read more Read less

78
The Cake
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you are a Debra Jo Rupp fan. You can't help but loving her even when she is portraying a HOMO-HATING baker like in this play.

Don't see it if you don't believe EVERYONE has the right to purchase a wedding cake no matter if they are straight or gay.

Also I found this play moving and obviously quite topical. I hope that it m... Read more Read less

79
Great writing, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. You will NOT be disappointed.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a Bill and Hillary impersonations on stage, because that's NOT what this play is.

Also Once again Laurie Metcalf is at her best onstage. She is the rooster r... Read more Read less

70
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Epic, Ambitious

See it if you are a Brian d'Arcy James fan. He is on fire in this production!!!

Don't see it if American actors speaking with Irish brouges is hard for you to decipher their conversations. You WILL go crazy trying to follow along! WORD!

Also What do one goose, two bunnies, three gangster types, one developmenta... Read more Read less

89
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Great writing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a huge fan of actor B. D. Wong. He is brilliant in this production.

Don't see it if small intimate plays about larger life issues doesn't ring true to you.

Also small production with a HUGE HEART! My friend saw a production of the ... Read more Read less

69
Apologia
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Excruciating, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if and only if you are huge Stockard Channing fan, but please note that the character of RIZZO will be NOT be seen or heard from.

Don't see it if you are personally waiting on any kind of apology from anyone in your life. This play will make you totally rethink that move on your part.

Also It was a disappointment to see Stockard Channing on stage playing such... Read more Read less

25
Final Follies
West Village
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are a devout fan of anything playwright A. R. Gurney writes.

Don't see it if You are expecting the caliber of a play like his previously written works -Love Letters, The Dining Room, The Cocktail Hour, and Sylvia.

Also It was two and a half hours of my life that I will NEVER get back. Not... Read more Read less

50
The "second coming" of waiting for godot....wanna be

See it if you think that an updated version of Waiting For Godot with two African American characters sounds like a fun evening in the theater.

Don't see it if you are unaware of the weary history of black folks in this country and unfamiliar with the details of Beckett's play. Today ain't the day!

Also I am a huge fan of the TV credits of actor Jon Michael Hill and previo... Read more Read less

26
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if experiencing a WEIRD new American play make you feel special.

Don't see it if you are expecting something exciting and new because all you are going to get out of this experience is the something new part of the offer.

Also I had HIGH EXPECTATIONS for this play and my expectations quickly disa... Read more Read less

70
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Indulgent, Edgy, Entertaining, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if being the first to experience the new Dominique Morisseau play is important to you.

Don't see it if a histrionic play about the black experience within America in the late 1940's doesn't interest you. I wish someone has tipped me off.

69
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if a drama about a circle of gay friends facing a unusual addition to their circle sounds interesting.

Don't see it if you find the inner lives of a circle of gay friends to be something unnatural and unwelcomed. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also This play was quite unique and special. Loved and surprised by the sto... Read more Read less

100
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you believe in true love, can appreciate the grandeur of a powerful story, and are a fan of theater magic, then this AMAZING show is 4 YOU!

Don't see it if you were expecting to see the same show from 27 years ago. This ain't your momma's production of Once On This Island, for sure!!!

Also I saw the original production which starred LaChanze and Jerry Dixon, ... Read more Read less

100
Master storyteller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love a good story because this guy is a GREAT storyteller who will blow your socks off with humor and honesty like never before. BELIEVE

Don't see it if you are just UNABLE to find the humor in the absurdity of life. You won't be able to appreciate this guys' life wisdom!

Also Mike Birbiglia is a MASTER storyteller. I was so impressed after seein... Read more Read less

89
Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you have ever heard any boasting about actor/writer David Cale, because it is all TRUE and not to be missed!!!!

Don't see it if the thought of spending 83 minutes being mesmerized by an actor performing his latest one man show about his unusual upbringing sounds dull.

Also I am a TOTAL David Cale FAN from the the first play of his I saw here ... Read more Read less

78
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are fans of Janet McTeer and Dylan Baker.

Don't see it if you are intimidated seeing a woman play the title character of Hamlet.

79
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a brilliant actor tackle the subject of race, through the spectrum of auditioning for the role of Shakespeare's Othello.

Don't see it if you aren't open to hearing an illuminating story of one black man's plight as he attempts to audition for Shakespeare's Othello.

Also Keith Hamilton Cobb is AMAZING in this play about a black actor strugg... Read more Read less

73
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Missing an important ingredient, heart, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Santino Fantana and the work of David Yazbeck. Fantana is good, by Yazbek's music and lyrics are even more CLEVER!!!

Don't see it if you saw the movie and loved it. This inception isn't as clever as the movie nd that was the disappointing discovery I had.

Also LOVED Julie Halston's performance. LOVED Lili Cooper's performance. Th... Read more Read less

73
Resonant, Quirky, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy the idea of taking a classic show that you know and love and then having that show being turned upside down. It's a FUN trip!!!!!

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a traditional production of Oklahoma because this ain't your momma's Oklahoma. This is Oklahoma in acid.

Also After submitting myself in the lottery faithfully for the last two mon... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Indulgent, Refreshing

See it if have ever been on the receiving or giving end of a blow job and was questioning the experience itself.

Don't see it if you don't believe in giving or receiving blow jobs. This just ain't the show for you!

Also BRAVO to Jacqueline Novak for single -handedly pulling the act of givi... Read more Read less

79
Fairview
Brooklyn
Profound, Masterful, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a theatrical experience like NO OTHER, that addresses the whole question of RACE in our "AMERICAN" culture!!!

Don't see it if you feel guilty for the WHITE privilege you posses because this play is going to certainly SHAME your ass for it. Deservedly so!!!!!!

Also OMG! Jackie Drury's new play explodes the RACE card all over the stage... Read more Read less

79
Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like magic and being entertained by a charming man.

Don't see it if you don't like magic shows because this definitly is a magic show.

79
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if a story about a different kind of family peaks your interest.

Don't see it if think a story about spreading your own wings is less important than the wishes of your family because you aren't gonna like the message here

69
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Indulgent, Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if a story about the inhabitants of the South African mudflats sounds like an interesting evening in the theater.

Don't see it if this is your first professional actor production of the show after only knowing it from the college production your three friends starred in

Also I had many expectations I carried along with me into the theater to se... Read more Read less

9
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if a tribute to cabaret star Suzy Solidor, whose sensual sapphic chansons titillated Paris in the 1930s interest you.

Don't see it if you find yourself saying who the fuck is Suzy Solidor and then asking yourself the question why is it relevant to me. SKIP THIS MESS!!!!!!!

Also I hated it from the moment it began. Apparently the play was originall... Read more Read less

51
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Quirky, Hilarious, Confusing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if and only if a modern day version of a Greek tragedy/housewives realty show strikes your fancy.

Don't see it if any kind modern day Greek tragedy disguised as a Housewives of Red Bank New Jersey TV show plot-line makes your skin crawl.

Also Right off the bat, I was CONFUSED by the casting of Becca Blackwell as... Read more Read less

69
Little Rock
East Village
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you ever curious about the personal story about what it was like to be those Little Rock students

Don't see it if you were expecting some soul searching play about the the Little Rock students, this is not it. TOO much gloss. Not enough grit!!!!

49
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great staging, Clever, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing

See it if and only if you were interested in a new spin on the classic Alice In Wonderland tale.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist and thus a musical version of Alice In Wonderland isn't something you ready for.

Also While the ensemble cast was wildly TALENTED with some really stand out... Read more Read less

78
Hatef**k
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you have ever had sex with someone you just didn't like again and again. GUILTY HERE!!!!

Don't see it if the idea of a clever play starring two sexy actors who have hate sex, cuts too close to your own personal experience, AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!!

Also I LOVED everything about this play. It was WELL CAST-two sexy looking ... Read more Read less

69
Unusual casting parining of audra mcdoland with micheal shannon, interesting character study, and naked bodies exposed

See it if you are curious to see what a 6 time Tony Award winner looks like naked. I admit it. I was and I'm Gay. NO curiosity to see Shannon naked.

Don't see it if you were hoping for some new revelation to the meat of McNally's play because there isn't any. It's total STUNT CASTING - doesn't work!!

90
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you even have to kill someone in order to obtain a ticket to this theatrical event.

Don't see it if that thought of missing out on a John Doyle directed production doesn't make you rethink attending your parent's funeral.

Also CSC's Masterful production of Bizet's Carmen Jones is a true stroke of... Read more Read less

50
Fireflies
Chelsea
Intense, Ambitious

See it if and only you are dying to see Donja R. Loves's latest creation.

Don't see it if a surprisingly BENIGN play would leave you scratching you head after sitting through it for more than two hours.

Also I am happy over the idea that a black playwright is getting his play p... Read more Read less

63
Gone Missing
Midtown W
Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a huge fan of Susan Blackwell and Taylor Mac.

Don't see it if you were looking for something a bit more meatier than this appetizer size of a play.

Also An interesting concept for a show until it revealed itself to be just ... Read more Read less

51
Indulgent, Cliched, Ambitious, A high aim and a regretable missing of the target

See it if and only if you have been missing the days when you when getting ready and going out to a disco was what you lived for.

Don't see it if you have FOND memories of getting ready for the "club" and then being disappointed once you get inside. SKIP this trip down memory lane!

70
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Unusual subject matter for a play, but ripe with some laugh out loud payoff moments!!!!

See it if you are in the mood for something quite different and a quite unusual familial drama.

Don't see it if a play about an unusual family, a unfamiliar table game, and a wacky cast of characters doesn't peak your interest in the least.

Also LOVED the rhythm of the writing of these truly FUCKED-IN-THE-HEAD cast... Read more Read less

27
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if and only if you were feeling nostalgic for something very 1972 in style and temperament. This show has all that and nothing more.

Don't see it if you saw the 1972 production and were expecting some 2019 twist to the production because it truly is a museum piece by every measure.

Also BE AWARE that this production has made revisions to this landmark piec... Read more Read less

50
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Disappointing, Never should have ever been revived again since it's first encores revival in 1995, Dated

See it if and ONLY if you are feeling nostalgic for something from the 1950 theater season. Otherwise, DON'T Bother!

Don't see it if you wanted something a little 1950 nostalgic but with a 2019 twist, because this old relic should have been put down a long time ago!!

Also Despite the fact that I was looking forward to hearing that fabulous B... Read more Read less

100
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for an unusual theatrical experience with some very familiar faces and trust me, you will NOT be disappointed.

Don't see it if experiencing a Master class in the art of acting administered by no less than Bryan Cranston himself doesn't interest you. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

Also Director Ivo Van Hove and playwright Lee Hall bring to life this stage... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you LOVED the movie, but be expected to be blown away in a way you couldn't even have expected.

Don't see it if you didn't love the movie, are not a pop culture music fan, have never been in love, and spectacule is just not your thang!

Also I am a HUGE fan of the movie of the same name and had a LOT of expecta... Read more Read less

3
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if an only if you bought a subscription and can't find anyone to buy the tickets from you.

Don't see it if you have the option to say home and watch the old black and white NON MUSICAL film version of the story. You will definitely hate it less

Also This was a musical that should have NEVER BEEN REVIVED. SHAME on you E... Read more Read less

55
Interesting premiss, very talented cast, and a very interesting story, still it missed the mark and i'm not sure whom or what specifically was at fault

See it if the chance to see Cherry Jones on stage would just make your day.

Don't see it if you were hoping to catch a glimpse of actor Bobby Cannavale naked on stage because that doens't happen in this play.