Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (391)
70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious, Introspective, Interesting
December 3rd, 2022

See it if you are Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope, or Krysta Rodriguez fan as its been a while since all three were on a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for the DEFINITIVE story of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat because you will walk away even more perplexed

Also I was hoping to walk way from the play with a greater understanding of... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Relevant, Excruciating, Cliched, Clever, Ambitious
November 29th, 2022

See it if you are looking for something that's gonna make you gasp, think, breathe, laugh, REPEAT, for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Check this out!

Don't see it if you ain't READY to be introduced to a BLACK EXPERIENCE, because this show ain't for Karens! WORD to the mutha!

Also As a black theatergoer, I was DEFINITELY NOT looking to experience ano... Read more Read less

95
Sandra
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
November 26th, 2022

See it if you a HUGE fan of actor/playwright David Cale's work. It's a story that will keep you intrigued until the very end.

Don't see it if one person plays are not your thing.

Also This 80 play is story headed by Marjan Neshat , the sole actress on st... Read more Read less

50
During previews
The Far Country
Chelsea
Relevant, Intense, Excruciating, Confusing, Ambitious
November 26th, 2022

See it if you are ready to be challenged by the history of ANTI-Chinese immigration practices in early history of America.

Don't see it if you can't stomach the horrible American immigration practices put upon the Chinese people at the turn of the 20th century.

Also My experience of the first act of this new play made me look at my cou... Read more Read less

0
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing
November 26th, 2022

See it if and only if you are desperate to see a glimpse of Nancy Anderson and Carolee Carmello back on stage.

Don't see it if you love old musicals, or even if you respect the idea of the creation of Declaration of Independence. The production SUCKS on many levels.

Also I was excited to see this production as I have NEVER seen a production... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Enchanting, Intense, Masterful, Ambitious
November 17th, 2022

See it if you have ever been a fan of Jefferson MAYS.

Don't see it if you are Dickens traditionalist as this one man show production will FOREVER change you idea of how this classic story can be told.

Also Before seeing this production, I was INTERESTED, but skeptical as to w... Read more Read less

79
My Broken Language
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Interesting
November 15th, 2022

See it if you have been looking for a play about the five latina family members and the influence they have on each other's lives.

Don't see it if a five character play about the woman who make an memorable impression on the youngest member of their family, sound boring to you.

Also Zabryna Guevara and Daphne Rubin-Vega's performances alone are worth a... Read more Read less

80
Catch As Catch Can
West Village
Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Masterful
November 15th, 2022

See it if a three-handed drama about childhood friendships and the life they grow into sounds something you would find interesting.

Don't see it if strife between friends and family barely surviving life is just to close to your real life, and you just need a night to escape the drama.

Also First off, I hate the title. It's just too much for the mouth. However... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Edgy, Masterful, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing
November 13th, 2022

See it if you are looking for an interesting new play that is sure to punch you in the gut and you never saw it coming.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that isn't LOUD, REAL, HONEST, RAW, and IN YOUR FACE because you will be in for a real surprise.

Also This new Bruce Norris play "sounds" an awful lot like it was written i... Read more Read less

71
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious
November 13th, 2022

See it if you are dying to see Linda Lavin back on stage in all her glory.

Don't see it if you are turned off by the idea of sitting through a WEIRD, OFF, QUIRKY new play just to see Linda Lavin's return to the stage.

Also The last time I saw Linda Lavin on stage was in 2015 in Richard Greenb... Read more Read less

70
Teasing, but falling sort of delivering the punch, Clunky, Uneven, Relevant, Ambitious
November 13th, 2022

See it if and only if you are a fan of Gabriel Byrne.

Don't see it if you ever wondered whether an autobiography would make a great one man show. FYI! This former autobiography isn't the one!

Also I went to see this show based on my love of actor Gabriel Bryne from t... Read more Read less

3
During previews
To quote the character of basil, "fuck fuck fuck"!
November 13th, 2022

See it if and only if you are seeking shelter from a terrible rain storm, but that the minute the rain storm is over, please get move on your way.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING other to choose to see, even it that thing to see is Camp Siegfried.

Also Playwright Will Arbery's skill (or rather lack of skill) for writing d... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant, Funny
November 13th, 2022

See it if you are already a Mike Birbiglia fan. You will be talking about this play LONG AFTER you leave the theater. It's truly BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if a smart play about life doesn't interest you. Crawl back under that rock you live under and wait to win the ticket lottery for Music Man.

Also Mike Birbiglia has done it again. I became a fan with his last Broadwa... Read more Read less

88
Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing
November 13th, 2022

See it if you are looking for something new, different, interesting, and heart- warming.

Don't see it if you are not interested in having a transformative theatrical experience, because this show will more even the harden of hearts.

Also From the moment it started, this was like NO show I have ever seen and... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Excruciating
November 13th, 2022

See it if and only it a two-handler play about PRE-HITLER angst youth makes you think, yes that's sounds like an interesting afternoon of theater.

Don't see it if you have the chance to see anything else, even if the only other play to see is Evanston Salt Costs Climbing. It's a lesser disappointment.

Also I pride myself on seeing a play knowing as little about it as possible... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Good Enemy
West Village
Disappointing, Resonant, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious
October 27th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Francis Jue.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for this off-Broadway play about about Asian characters because you will be disappointed by this presentation.

Also I went into this play knowing NOTHING about the storyline and thus I h... Read more Read less

69
The How and the Why
East Village
Excruciating, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious
October 24th, 2022

See it if a two-handed play about two women examining the choices they have made surrounding the scientific career path choices appeals to you.

Don't see it if a two-handed play about two women examining the choices they have made surrounding the scientific career path choices doesn't appeal to you.

Also Halfway through this play it was revealed to me that there was NO poss... Read more Read less

94
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting
October 14th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of musical theater because NOBODY does it better than Stephen Sondheim. PERIOD!!!!!

Don't see it if for some reason you aren't a fan of Stephen Sondheim musicals. This CLEVER musical is one of his best. SHAME ON YOU is you disagree!

Also This 35 year old Stephen Sondheim musical is once again delighting aud... Read more Read less

84
Los Otros
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious
October 14th, 2022

See it if you are looking for an intimate musical that has something to say about the value of the human spirit that can be found in each of us.

Don't see it if an intimate look at the lives of this two character exposed in this beautiful little musical is not your thing. SHAME ON YOU!

Also A friend of mine suggested the two handed musical to me. To my surpris... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious
October 14th, 2022

See it if and only if you are a diehard Funny Girl fan, or a fan of Lea Michele, or a fan of Julie Benko.

Don't see it if you are expecting the WOW of the other big 1964 big musical, Hello Dolly. Despite the update of this musical's book, it has arrived DOA!

Also I had never watched the movie Funny Girl from beginning to end until t... Read more Read less

83
Jasper
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking
October 14th, 2022

See it if you are looking for a non-traditional kind of play about parenthood.

Don't see it if you walk through the world judging life as only being black or white. This play highlights all the GRAYS that OVERWHELM our everyday lives!

Also I'll be the first one to admit that I am NOT a fan of three character ... Read more Read less

3
Two Jews Talking
Midtown W
Boring, Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Slow
October 14th, 2022

See it if and only if you are super hard up to see two BLASTS from your 1970's TV past - Hal Linden and Bernie Kopell - in person, before they die.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING else to do- counting dust balls under your bed, cleaning the grout from your shower ties or alphabetizing your recipe book

Also I grew up watching Hal Linden on the TV show Barney Miller and Bernie ... Read more Read less

97
Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Absorbing
October 10th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Wendell Pierce. You will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! The buzz from London's West End is ALL TRUE!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Arthur Miller's work. Every word of this three hour and 15 minutes production is in tact from the original text.

Also I saw the 2012 production of Death of a Salesman starring Philip Seymo... Read more Read less

91
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Masterful, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
October 10th, 2022

See it if you are looking for a play that going to make you look at the world quite differently after experiencing it. The trip is worth it!

Don't see it if you are not ready to have you notion of the world and how it works ROCKED to its core. You'll never forget this play after seeing it.

Also From the moment I saw the set, I knew that this was going to be a very... Read more Read less

3
During previews
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing
August 28th, 2022

See it if and ONLY if you are trying to impress out-of-town guests with a FREE theater experience.

Don't see it if you value TRADITIONAL PRODUCTIONS of Shakespeare because this is about as NON-TRADITIONAL as you can get from a production of Shakespeare.

Also I HATED IT from the moment to began and just couldn't wait till it was... Read more Read less

70
HEART
West Village
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious
August 9th, 2022

See it if you are interested in seeing a new artist explore a new work.

Don't see it if you are looking for a conventional play. This show is anything but conventional (its biggest selling point).

Also Written and performed by actor/playwright Jade Anouka, Heart: A POETIC... Read more Read less

93
POTUS
Midtown W
Masterful, Raunchy, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny
July 10th, 2022

See it if you are looking for an OVER-THE-TOP, LAUGH-OUT-LOUD, PEE-IN-YOUR-PANTS evening in the theater.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by hearing the word CUNT spoken out loud. If so this is NOT the show for you!

Also I just didn't not know how much I needed to see this show until I was ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Meh!, Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Ambitious
July 10th, 2022

See it if and only if you have been LONGING to see Julia Murney return to the stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for a theatrical escape for the summertime heat. My advice for you would be go get sunburned which you would enjoy better.

Also Whether or not this new musical was attempting to be a new version of ... Read more Read less

13
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Over-reaching-trying to be something is clearly wasn't, that being interesting, Banal, Confusing, Slow
June 18th, 2022

See it if and ONLY if you jonesing to see actress MaryLouise Burke.

Don't see it if your ticket cost more than $4.50, because you will have paid too much and NOT gotten your money's worth of the theater-going experience.

Also I was drawn to this production to see MaryLouise Burke on stage, PERIO... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Corsicana
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing
June 18th, 2022

See it if and ONLY if you are a Deirdre O'Connell fan, but please know that THIS play is NOTHING like the brilliant play Dana H.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for a play about a town and a few of its inhabitants being anywhere close to interesting, because they're NOT!

Also Corsicana,the play, is best described partly by the definition of the ... Read more Read less

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining
June 11th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of the animated film and a fan of Disney in general!

Don't see it if you are looking for some "Lion King-esq" musical because this musical isn't in the same ballpark and thus should be judged on it's on basis.

Also I attended the June 5th matinee performance (for the first time in the... Read more Read less

13
Soft
Midtown W
Excruciating, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing, Cliched
June 5th, 2022

See it if and only if you enjoy filling up your spirit with yet another stereotyped black play about young black men in the correctional system.

Don't see it if you are TIRED of experiencing another STEREOTYPED story of young black men. SHAME ON EVERY theater company producing this kind of work!

Also As a Black theatergoer, I am PERPLEXED by the barrage of STEREOTYPICAL... Read more Read less

79
Masterful, Great writing, Dizzying, Entertaining, Ambitious
June 3rd, 2022

See it if you are a fan of playwright Tracey Letts work. This one is not to be missed.

Don't see it if a new play which acts as a mirror to reveal the REAL TRUTH about the UGLY PAST of our American country doesn't sound interesting you.

Also I have been a fan of Tracey Letts ever since I sat on the edge off my ... Read more Read less

70
Wish You Were Here
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Refreshing, Ambitious
June 3rd, 2022

See it if the story of friendship is important and relevant to your life.

Don't see it if the story of five woman's friendships are forever changed by the Iranian revolution happening all around them.

Also DISCLOSURE: A woman friend of mine saw the show before me and hated it... Read more Read less

37
Dreaming Zenzile
East Village
Disappointment, Confusing, Ambitious
June 3rd, 2022

See it if and ONLY IF you are a homesick South African longing for a taste of home and even then you would probably still be disappointed.

Don't see it if you are searching for a "WELL-STRUCTURED" new musical worthy of the Miriam Makeba story because this ain't it!

Also I make it my practice to go into seeing a production knowing as little... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if you like baseball or the nude male form or if a clever story about class, race, and sexuality in America strike your fancy.

Don't see it if you hate baseball, or you don't like seeing FULLY NAKED MEN up close, or if a truly American story about coming out make you uncomfortable.

Also As irony would have it, a 20 year old play with a gay black character ... Read more Read less

76
During previews
And very topical!!!!!, Resonant, Intelligent, Relevant, Ambitious
May 16th, 2022

See it if you are looking for a new contemporary play that will challenge even the most progressively thinking audience member to examine life choices

Don't see it if you are not open to a multitude of the very wide gay experience. This Tri-generational gay family with make your conservative head explode

Also As a gay black man experiencing 21st century theater works in New York... Read more Read less

83
Resonant, Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful
May 11th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Debra Messing and if you are looking for an interesting play which reminds us to make the MOST of our lives here and now.

Don't see it if a 90 minute play about an aging woman reflecting on the choices and consequences of her life doesn't interest you.

Also I have been a fan of Debra Messing ever since I watched the first epis... Read more Read less

13
iNegro: A Rhapsody
West Village
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious
May 11th, 2022

See it if and only if you would enjoy a 50 minute diatribe by an angry black man positioned like a modern day Christ on a cross.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING ELSE better to do, even if it is something as mundane as sitting home and counting countless jars of unwanted pennies.

Also In the vain of the letters INRI written above the head of Christ on th... Read more Read less

67
Wedding Band
Brooklyn
Unusual staging, and surprisingly miscast, Slow, Excruciating, Cliched
May 10th, 2022

See it if and only if you are hungry to see another Alice Childress play on the heels of the successful run of Trouble In Mind.

Don't see it if you "ain't interested" in seeing another play about black people set in a time when Black people were not thought of as full citizens.

Also With all its faults, I enjoyed playwright Alice Childress's play Troub... Read more Read less

99
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious
May 10th, 2022

See it if you want to see an actress and a play whose performance and words will long me ringing in your ears after you leave the theater.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of one person shows as this master actress plays all the characters -making each character as memorable as the next.

Also OMG! Where has this TALENTED young actress, Felicia Curry, been hiding... Read more Read less

67
Great staging, Quirky, Relevant, Ambitious
May 10th, 2022

See it if family dramas are your thing. There's PLENTY of family drama to go around in this play.

Don't see it if you don't find the discovery of family secret bombshell interesting.

Also I LOVED the set design of this play, housed at New York's Signature Th... Read more Read less

79
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Great singing, Enchanting, Ambitious
May 10th, 2022

See it if you value the ability of music to tell you a story you thought you know but surprisingly discovery a much more layered experience.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional musical. This show blows the hinges off what a traditional musical can be and give you a richer experience.

Also I entered this musical knowing only a little bit about Nina Simone and... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great staging, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
May 10th, 2022

See it if you are in the mood for a combination of Sarah Silverman's comedy and the genre of musical theater.

Don't see it if you are still dealing with the trauma of having been being a bedwetter. This show will literally rub your face in it, while smiling at you.

Also I was excited to possibly catch an in person glimpse at Sarah Silverma... Read more Read less

97
Enchanting, Relevant, Masterful, Entertaining, Great cast
May 10th, 2022

See it if you love musical theater and a Sondheim musical was just what you were looking for.

Don't see it if you hate musical theater and are not a fan of Sondheim. This show could be just the thing to change you into a Sondheim fan for life!

Also I had the privilege to see the original 1987 in person and again many ... Read more Read less

51
Play disguised as an ethnic dance recital, that i wasn't interested in experiencing, Cliched, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated
April 27th, 2022

See it if and ONLY IF you have NEVER had any experience with this piece of work being performed as play or the poorly conceived 2010 movie adaption.

Don't see it if you saw the original production or if you ever read the play, because this production will leave you scratching your head asking, what the..

Also Shange's series of 20-22 poems, expresses many struggles and obstacles... Read more Read less

93
Confederates
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing
April 27th, 2022

See it if you are looking for a play that speaks to race in a way that will open you to NEVER be able to look at it the same way again, which is good

Don't see it if you are not looking to have your understanding about race in America challenged, stretched, examined, because this play will do exactly that

Also Dominique Morisseau has captured a unique black voice that speaks to a... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Ambitious
April 18th, 2022

See it if and only if you aren't able to get an appointment with your therapist this week. Trust me,THIS will be the topic of your next therapy visit!

Don't see it if you really expect a linear case for the play to give even one explanation for the existence of God. The title is a complete MISNOMER!

Also From the moment I stepped into the theater and saw the set, I immediat... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Or better summed up by three letters, wtf?, Slow, Indulgent, Confusing
April 18th, 2022

See it if and only if you are you are "jonesing" to see Roslyn Ruff (or Priscilla Lopez) on a NY stage again after a 16 month absence.

Don't see it if you were hoping for the next best on stage experience of the puppetry of The Lion King because you will DISAPPOINTED by everything else here

Also I was must admit that I was NOT prepared of expecting the "THEATER OF ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
April 6th, 2022

See it if you are looking to hear a NEW voice in the theater community with something interesting to bring to musical theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fully developed musical theater piece, because it is still being developed into a pearl with each nights' performance.

Also I LOVED discovering the talented lead actor, Sean Ewing. It was exciti... Read more Read less