Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (157)
85
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Masterful, Riveting

See it if an interesting play about interesting characters makes you want to venture out to experience live theater.

Don't see it if riveting performances by theater veterans just doesn't interest you into journeying to a theater.

Also OMG! Marin Ireland's BLEW ME AWAY with her performance as the characte... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if enjoy seeing one actor creating an entire world on a completely blank stage forcing you to use your imagination successfully.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate the artistry that it takes to create this beautifully brilliant one person play.

Also Sonja Parks vividly portrays the residents of Gibb Street in such a ma... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of the original Broadway musical.

Don't see it if if your heart doens't belong to the theater.

Also I am such a die hard fan of the musical A Chorus Line that I went all ... Read more Read less

0
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you enjoy being tortured, really TORTURED!

Don't see it if you have you have ANYTHING better to do other than being tortured for tour and a half hours.

Also Play was AWFUL on many levels!!! It was badly written, badly staged an... Read more Read less

59
Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you find it interesting to have the playwright star in her own play as the lead character.

Don't see it if a story about a Christian Iraqi refugee, born in Mosul but now living in New York who celebrates Christmas just doesn't interest you.

Also My favorite thing about Noura was the set. The set for this play was b... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you love musical comedy and are a fan of the music of the Go-Gos.

Don't see it if you love GREAT musical comedy and don't like the music of the Go-Gos.

Also LOVED hearing the music of the Go-Gos. Quite clever how the music of t... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Must see

See it if insighttful drama interest you and also if you are a fan of Kerry Washington.

Don't see it if you are a Republican, believe in EXTENDED white privilege, and live in a insulated America.

Also LOVED this 80 minute drama. LOVED the fact that the play was set in re... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if theatrical surprise is something you relish in your life.

Don't see it if you aren't open to opening you mind up to the possibility of looking at the world in a very different way

Also ENCHANTING!!!! My evening in the theater was a wonderful surprise gift... Read more Read less

9
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you just had to catch up with Ruben Studdard & Clay Aiken 15 years later after seeing them on the TV show American Idol.

Don't see it if you were able to get tickets to any other musical on Broadway.

Also I was DISAPPOINTED from the moment the show began to the moment it end... Read more Read less

13
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Quirky

See it if you wanted to spend some time seeing actor Gordon Clapp act. Yes, I have missed not seeing on the canceled TV show NYPD Blue.

Don't see it if you were expecting a polished production with a serious subject matter.

Also I truly feel like I had been majorly TRICKED by the production of Tric... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Intense, Slow

See it if you find the opportunity to see Tyne Daly and her bother actor Tim Daly an opportunity not to be missed.

Don't see it if you are NOT a fan of playwright Theresa Rebeck. Only a fan of the playwright could love this DARK tale.

Also I became a one man town crier after seeing the 2003 production of Play... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if theater delving into modern day issues interest you.

Don't see it if WHITE PRIVILEGE AND MALE PRIVILEGE are your thing. You will surely find that you are unable to relate to these two characters

Also I was happy to see the MCC Theater company take on the subject matter ... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if interesting theater is something you are passionate about.

Don't see it if you are a TRUMP WORSHIPING MAGA hat wearing CONSERVATIVE Republican as you will not like the message.

Also Delightful story telling! It this doesn't awake you from your notion o... Read more Read less

25
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are jonesing for a fix of Naomi Jones on stage, but know that she doesn’t sing a note in this production.

Don't see it if you are expecting to ride the rollercoaster pictured on the cover of the playbill, because this carnival ride gets stuck on the tracks.

Also Rinne Groff’s 90 minute play about the 1911 fire which burned down the... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Masterful, Indulgent, Funny, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Jason Robert Brown’s talented work.

Don't see it if you were expecting a Jason Robert Brown Musical Review with some tying together theme to it, because that ain’t whacha will be getting.

Also I pride myself on referring to myself as a musical theater fan. Robert... Read more Read less

25
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if and only if you must.

Don't see it if you are able to get a ticket to anything other Broadway show.

Also For the record, I have never seen the 1986 film of the same name nor d... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a good story with characters unfamiliar to you and yet you discover something interesting about yourself that you never realized.

Don't see it if a smart play about the chance at a better life just doesn’t interest you.

Also Playwright Lucy Thurber’s new play is a non-stop emotional roller coas... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you believe in a world where the freedom of ideas and speech are as important to you as breathing.

Don't see it if you want to continue to live in a world where censorship rules and burying your head in the sand is how you survive.

Also Brian Dykstra has written a brilliant play about free speech, passion,... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are looking for a play that skims the surface of numerous relevant issues but never gets quite deeper than that.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that really says something important about the world we live in. It doesn’t stay around long enough to invest in.

Also When the first thing I want to mention about the play is the nice set,... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are hungering for some good old fashion story telling by a very talented story teller/actress, being Sharon Washington.

Don't see it if a riveting one person show about a colorful life growing up here in New York City is not your theater forte.

Also Actress Sharon Washington is a force to be reckoned with. From the mom... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, entertaining, disappointing, overrated

See it if your curiosity about Disney’s newest Broadway musical is keeping you up at night.

Don't see it if if you are able to get reasonably priced tickets to any of the following musicals: Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, The Band’s Visit, The Book of

Also Frozen isn’t an awful, but I was disappointed. I attended a matinee pe... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are longing to see Debra Monk back on the stage.

Don't see it if if a play about a feisty down syndrome character who is smarter than her two non-down syndrome siblings doesn’t sound interesting.

Also I was great to see actress Debra Mon’s return to the stage. I just wis... Read more Read less

25
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you are a fan of David Rabe’s plays.

Don't see it if sitting through a slow moving play with a running time of two hours and forty five with only one intermission isn’t your idea of a good time

Also Good for Otto has an interesting storyline and cast of unusual charact... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if a modern day take on the struggle of old school vs. new school’s vision of the best path for women is the right one.

Don't see it if a the battle between old school and new school notions of a woman’s place in the world isn’t something you find interesting.

Also JC Lee’s new play Relevance is an interesting leer inside the world of... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you are seeking a new theatrical experience that will teach you something you didn’t already know about the world and playwright Eve Ensler.

Don't see it if real world knowledge delivered in a theatrical setting is not your thing.

Also Playwright Eve Ensler has done it again with her latest play. She has ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if taking a trip back in time to the "gay days" of the 1960's and experience an typical gay party and all its delicious mayhem. Ready? Good!

Don't see it if you have no personal reference, interest, or insight into the gay experience, because this play will blow your socks off - sexually speaking

Also Matt Crowley's play is so RELEVANT today 50 years after it was first p... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in seeing Eddie Falco light the stage on fire in a tour-de-force role you would not expect.

Don't see it if an interesting play about a political woman played with brilliance by Eddie Falco just doens't excite your intellect.

Also OMG! Eddie Falco is BRILLIANT! I have been a fan of her's ever since h... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you love Cher or anything about the woman- fashion, music, celebrity

Don't see it if the thought of a musical about a powerfully charismatic woman doesn't send tingles down your spine.

Also Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, and Micaela Diamond bring Cher to life... Read more Read less

66
Ambitious, Great staging, Insipid, And except tof the huge mechanical ape, this show is forgetable!!!!!!!!!!

See it if your curiosity about seeing a huge ape on stage gets you.

Don't see it if you are expecting a musical that is as well crafted as the creation of ape itself.

Also To my surprise, I can honestly say that the ensemble cast of King King... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you enjoy new and interesting plays.

Don't see it if the strange reality of the world is all too much for you.

Also I was on the edge of my seat for the entire play. OMG! This is a mind ... Read more Read less

0
Disappointing, Banal, Indulgent, Raunchy, Unfunny beyond belief!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See it if you enjoy being TORTURED!!!

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING better to do - from including cleaning out old grease traps, mouse traps, or declogging the guest bathroom toilet.

Also This play SHOULD have been FUNNY, but it wasn't. I was sure that I was... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, And confounding that i had to wait almost two years to finally win the lottery to see the show.

See it if you are a little girl of six or seven years old. You'd have to be this young to actually enjoy it.

Don't see it if you loved the 1997 animated film and were interested in comparing the two art forms.

Also I ONLY became interested in seeing the show after my friend Jacqui rav... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if a stirring modern day drama is something that interest you.

Don't see it if a college campus based race drama is uninteresting to you.

Also OMG! This was one of the best dramas I have seen on stage in a long ti... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if and only if you are a TRUE FAN of musical theater!

Don't see it if classic musical theater doesn't get you right in the gut.

Also 43 years ago, the musical A Chorus Line was born and it's birth change... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if family dysfunction mixed with a cancer patient is something you have been dying (pun intended) too see.

Don't see it if you can get tickets to Network.

79
Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Relevant

See it if experiencing the mastery craft of theater is your thing. This production is WONDERFUL at every turn, especially because of Laura Benanti!!

Don't see it if classic musical theater is not your cup of tea.

50
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Inevitably pales in comparison to the 2012 encores! new york city center production

See it if you enjoy experiencing the work of Stephen Sondheim being butchered. There are so many chops and edits, you can't help being disappointed.

Don't see it if you were BLOWN AWAY by the 2012 Center Center production headed by Colin Donnell, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Also Please keep in mind that even though I did NOT like the 2015 Fiasco Th... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Resonant

See it if you enjoy cerebral comedy.

Don't see it if MAGA is your life mantra.

Also Over the years, I have seen several of Quinn's one man show. In partic... Read more Read less

25
Disappointing, Insipid, Banal, Ambitious

See it if and only if you never saw the original production on Broadway.

Don't see it if you believe in the old adage, IF IT AIN’T BROKEN, DON’T FIX IT!

Also From 1995 to 2000, the musical known as Smokey Joe’s Café ran on Broad... Read more Read less

25
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Slow, Coulda-woulda-shoulda been .....

See it if you would enjoy a memory play about a 83 year old gay man’s shrouded life.

Don't see it if you are expecting a grandiose gay coming of age pre-Stonewall story.

Also This three character play performed in the basement theater at the Her... Read more Read less

0
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Indulgent

See it if WEIRD is your thing, because there is PLENTY of WEIRD in this two hour and 45 minute production on a relatively sparse stage.

Don't see it if a WEIRD 2 hour and 45 minute play on a relatively sparse stage that will leave you scratching your head is just not your cup of tea.

Also WTF! I could not stop saying or thinking WTF after sitting (in some of... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to have a wonderful experience attending a musical story about people on the other side of the other side of the world.

Don't see it if a quirky funny heart-warming musical about two different groups of people finding out how more alike than different they are bores you.

Also In quoting the lyrics of one of the songs, my evening in the theater e... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if a well written dramatic play about a family of immigrants living in London who are grappling with the effects of Islamophobia.

Don't see it if you are not open to experiencing a well written play about a family of Muslims.

Also Hammaad Chaudry’s new play, An Ordinary Muslim, is one of the best pla... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are hungering for a comedy (written with modern day voice) set in the 18th century containing a low brow vaudevillian sensibility.

Don't see it if if a comedy set the 18th century about crafty, self-made colonial American capitalist doesn’t first appeal to your innate curiosity, SKIP IT

Also Bruce Norris’s new play is about as far a departure as the playwright ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing

See it if a well written, acted and imaginatively envisioned play is what makes you get up out of your home and come to the theater.

Don't see it if you think a interesting play about the ivory trade doesn’t affect your life in any way, shape, or form. You surprisingly would be wrong.

Also This talented cast of four actors play 10 different characters with th... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you are feeling nostalgic to see that 1989 tony award winning musical.

Don't see it if if you were expecting the same level of depth of performance of that 1989 Broadway production, as you will be disappointed.

Also I had the good fortune to see the original Broadway production back in... Read more Read less

69
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if a quaint story about making a special connection with someone makes you feel good about life.

Don't see it if experiencing a play about later life romance blossoming make your heart turn cold.

Also The Keen Company’s production of A. R. Gurney’s play 1993 play Later L... Read more Read less

24
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if watching a mash-up a several different episodes of The Jerry Springer Show MUSICALIZED has always been a fantasy of yours.

Don't see it if the shenanigans of trash TV talk shows doesn’t ring your theatrical bell.

Also Jerry Springer –The Opera is a unique creation, but I am not convinced... Read more Read less

5
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are feeling nostalgic for a vaudeville revue that your grandparents used to tell you about.

Don't see it if a hodgepodge of musical numbers from old Broadway musicals that should NEVER be revived isn’t your cup of tea.

Also Hey Look Me Over is a musical review that showed up DOA, dead on arriv... Read more Read less

2
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you enjoy badly written two-characters plays with a storyline so ridiculous that the TV show Scandal wouldn’t even touch it.

Don't see it if if you have ANYTHING better to do than to waste 90 minutes of your time sitting in an uncomfortable seat, feeling trapped and full of regret

Also The description of Playwright Cindy Lou Johnson’s new play’s descripti... Read more Read less