Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (302)
83
Diva-licious, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's theatrical masterpiece musical.

Don't see it if you are looking for the ghost of Patti LuPone.

Also The look and style of this production has been re-envisioned by direct... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Andrea Martin, LaChanze, and Campbell Scott.

Don't see it if you are a total scrooge about the holidays.

Also This new take of the holiday classic was fun, interesting, and surpris... Read more Read less

53
Overrated, Indulgent, Banal

See it if and only if you are looking for some place to duck into until the rainstorm passes.

Don't see it if you love anything about GOOD musical theater. This is the show to skip.

Also In the same vein as one to those cruise ship "Broadway presentations",... Read more Read less

43
Relevant, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of Eileen Atkins.

Don't see it if you are hoping to see veteran actors Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce go toe to toe flexing their eminence talent. This is not that play!!!!

Also UNLIKE most theatergoers, I pride myself on NOT investigating the deta... Read more Read less

0
LOVER
Midtown W
Boring, disappointing, and oddly misnamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy watching and listening to water drip from a leaky faucet.

Don't see it if you have a closet at home that needs to be reorganized or and oven that needs to be cleaned, because this a total waste of your time.

Also The Urban dictionary defines the word lovers as "two people who fuck a... Read more Read less

50
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Kathleen Chalfant.

Don't see it if the reminder of the death on St. Vincent Hospital is too much to bear.

Also One of the most interestingly presented plays of the season. The play ... Read more Read less

50
Soft Power
East Village
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if and only if you are a fan of playwright David Henry Hwang.

Don't see it if you were expecting a play as powerful as M. Butterfly because you will be disappointed.

Also Wikipedia defines the term SOFT POWER as the ability to attract and co... Read more Read less

50
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Ambitious, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense

See it if enemy of the state stories interest you.

Don't see it if you are scratching your head over title of this the play, the way the story is presented will only further confuse the hell out of you.

Also Prior to seeing this play, I was unfamiliar with the 2017 story of an ... Read more Read less

70
Intense, Confusing, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if and only if you are a fan of playwright Will Eno.

Don't see it if a play in which you follow a character from cradle to death in the most UNUSUAL journey doesn't interest you.

Also FULL DISCLOSURE: I am NOT a fan of playwright Will Eno. After my first... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Relevant, Masterful, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Mike Daisey and the stories he brings to the stage.

Don't see it if a play where I guy sits in one spot for an hour and a half and tells you one of the most interesting stories you have ever heard. Shame on U

Also Mike Daisey presents us with the eternal question: How do we know we'r... Read more Read less

0
But untimately a real failure beyond belief, Ambitious

See it if you needed an excuse to get out of a house full of visiting relatives and you couldn't to a bar because you are an alcoholic.

Don't see it if you loved any of those schmaltzy Christmas themes holiday TV shows you grew up watching every year around Christmas time.

Also This production was the WORST thing that I have seen in a long time. I... Read more Read less

50
Cartography
Midtown W
Intelligent, Slow, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if an intelligent play for a young adult audience sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if a young adult play about immigration seen through of said immigrants doesn't interest you.

Also This production developed through New Voctory LabWorks is an interesti... Read more Read less

69
One in Two
Midtown W
Distrubing, Excruciating, Edgy, Relevant

See it if QUEER BLACK theater is your THANG!

Don't see it if depictions of QUEER BLACK subjects, AIDS, and a non-traditional theatrical format is not your cup of tea. No shade intended!

Also I wanted to love this play, but I found it UNCOMFORTABLE to watch. Sti... Read more Read less

50
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Intense, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Judith Ivey.

Don't see it if sitting through a slowly movie three hour play is NOT your cup of tea.

Also Yale School of Drama alum Edmund Donovan's performance is NOT TO BE MI... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Charles Busch's plays.

Don't see it if you do not like CAMP, understand CAMP, and do not appreciate Charles Busch's CAMP style theater. SHAME ON YOU!

Also Charles Busch is a master at the kind of theater he creates and should... Read more Read less

33
Thin, unmemorable, unspecial, Ambitious

See it if you think the idea of making a PLAY WITH MUSIC of this 1969 NON-MUSICAL movie sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if you din;t like the 1969 movie because you really are going to hate this monstrosity.

Also I arrived at the theater expecting to see a straight play, buy instead... Read more Read less

0
Blah blah blah....................., Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if and only if you enjoy being trapped in a theater for an hour and 45 minutes and the only way out is closing your eyes to sleep away the time

Don't see it if you were expecting something interesting and coherent, but instead were confined to a theater seat when you really wanted to see a movie.

Also From the moment it weirdly began, I hated it. I tried to follow the we... Read more Read less

81
Dana H.
Gramercy
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you are a fan of playwright Lucas Hnath. Hnath takes on the story of family tragedy and shows us how one triumphs over it. A MUST SEE!!!!!!

Don't see it if a serious work about how one triumphed over a real life tragedy doesn't interest you. You have no idea what you are missing.

Also Playwright Lucas Hnath is master craftsman creating such memorable wor... Read more Read less

25
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Excruciating, Confusing, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if and only if you want to experience a "piece" (notice I didn't call it a show or play) that is in need of a huge re-write and a proper ending

Don't see it if you are contemplating suicide. It will send you over the edge by the time this 70 minute "piece" is over. RIP

Also From the moment I saw the show poster ads popping up on the www.playbi... Read more Read less

13
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you would enjoy seeing a Broadway classic ripped up and sewn back together like some badly designed Frankenstein monster of a show.

Don't see it if you grew up loving the 1961 movie and you were DISAPPOINTED by the 2009 Broadway revival. Make sure to SKIP this production at all cost !!!

Also Director Ivo Van Hove is a master at re-conceiving shows, presenting t... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if if you are looking to experience a funny, entertaining and moving new play. Tracy Letts's new play is UNFORGETTABLE! DO NOT MISS IT!!!!

Don't see it if you are a prude. The main character is a crude, straight-forward, and funny man walking through a mid-life crisis with his zipper down.

Also Tracy Lett's writing has a wonderful rhythm to it that once you hear i... Read more Read less

65
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Insipid, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a fan of Arnulfo Maldonado scenic designs, and then maybe then you might enjoy the wooden performances on stage.

Don't see it if you are expecting a REAL story about a modern family, because you will be DISAPPOINTED by this tripe, as I was.

97
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you fancy being BLOWN AWAY by a MASTERFUL theatrical experience brilliantly told through three insightful acting GODS of the theater.

Don't see it if a masterfully told three and a half hour story illustrated by three English actors just isn't your cup of tea. You will SURELY be the loser.

Also OMG! On the surface glance, a three and a half hour play about the bui... Read more Read less

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

97
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker and you want to have one of those special theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if you hate two character plays. PLEASE NOTE: You will be kicking yourself when you realize just what you missed! DUH!!!

Also I love a GREAT one man show, but I am NOT a fan of two character plays... Read more Read less

93
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for something to reawaken the kid inside you. It will make your heart smile!

Don't see it if you don't want to feel something. If you a true Grinch don't see this show because it will make your heart grow at least twice its size.

Also For a show that opened 16 years ago and to continuing to pull in an cr... Read more Read less

88
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Masterful, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested to discover the wonder of playwright Lucas Hnath. He takes you on a ride you could never expect. I like to be surprised.

Don't see it if you are not open to experience the surprise playwright Lucas Hnath sprinkles through the writing of his plays. It's like nothing you know.

Also I was eagerly awaiting to experience this new play of Mr. Hnath. He is... Read more Read less

26
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are a black woman of a certain age who has nothing better to do than to experiment by seeing and off off off Broadway play.

Don't see it if you think you know what the play is about just the title, because I'm here to tell you that the title is BEYOND MISLEADING for this play.

Also I'm not sure what the timeline foir when this play is set (the distant... Read more Read less

50
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Ambitious, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you go to the theater specifically to be PERPLEXED by what is being presented to you. I was CONFUSED from the moment the play began.

Don't see it if memory plays are not of interest to you. These two pairings will have you stumped about what you experienced for months to come.

Also I do not like sitting in a audience of a theater and not understanding... Read more Read less

13
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Unintersting, blah, and too got damn long, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if you are a fan of actor Brian Cox.

Don't see it if you were expecting lighting to strike twice being that this is the playwright who wrote the hit play All The Way.

Also Playwright Robert Schenkkan, who wrote the two BRILLIANT plays, 1992's... Read more Read less

80
Great staging, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if ever loved any of the song stylings of Miss Tina Turner and were curious to find out the story behind the woman who made those song famous.

Don't see it if you have been living under a rock within the the last 60 years and have no idea who Tina Turner is. SHAME ON YOU!

Also Broadway actress Adrienne Warren brings to life the DIVA we have come ... Read more Read less

100
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you are are interested in seeing delightful play about a fascinating woman (Bella Abzug) portrayed by a talented actor (Harvey Fierstein).

Don't see it if a story about woman who followed her interests in politics which lead her to run for political office herself doesn't interest you.

Also Despite the fact that Harvey Fierstein's name has become synonymous wi... Read more Read less

69
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Edgy, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Don't see it if a drama about the sad lives of a group of woman living in a shelter in the Bronx doesn't interest.

Also I have been a fan of Mr. Guirgis since I saw the 2000 production of Je... Read more Read less

83
Masterful, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you never got the chance to see it the first time around. Michael Benjamin Washington is amazing.

Don't see it if a play where one actor plays all 44 characters is not your thing.

Also I experienced the original 1992 production of the play starring Anna D... Read more Read less

50
Missing something big enough to drive a semi truck through, but what that was i have no fucking clue, Relevant, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Len Cariou.

Don't see it if the subject matter of a son having to come to terms with his father's Alzheimer's disease doesn't interest you.

Also I did not know what the play was about before I arrived at the theater... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Alanis Morissette's 1995 album of the same name. The story crafted using these songs is pure genius.

Don't see it if you don't who Alanis Morissette is and are not a fan of musicals. This show is NOT for you, but U are missing out on something special!!!!!

Also I was skeptical about having one of my favorite albums of all times in... Read more Read less

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you are a fan of Sara Bareilles.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of homemade pie, musical theater comedy, and aren't a romantic at heart. This is NOT the show for you.

Also In April of 2016, I attempted to beg my way into the invited dress reh... Read more Read less

51
Depressing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if enjoy exploring real life issues through the magic of live theater.

Don't see it if you hate you job, co-workers, company management, day to day work routine. This is NOT the play to help you escape from your everyday life.

Also OMG! Sitting through this play was like revisiting every shit-hole job... Read more Read less

9
And simlpy blah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Quirky, Excruciating, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if and only if you are one of those folks who insist on answering text messages with emojis instead of texted response. This show is for you.

Don't see it if you heard that actress Ann Harada is in the show. She is but DOESN'T appear on stage until the second act of this show/. BOO!!!

Also Despite the fact that I LOVED the voice of the Nerd Face Emoji played ... Read more Read less

78
Relevant, Quirky, Edgy, Clever, Funny

See it if you love musical theater that is FUNNY, CLEVER, EDGY, QUIRKY, and RELEVANT

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musical theater, musical personalities, or the current theater scene because you'll surely miss all the inside jokes.

Also My introduction to Forbidden Broadway came back in 1988. I have seen e... Read more Read less

3
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Excruciating, Banal, Dated

See it if ONLY if you are hard up for seeing a Jerry Herman musical live on stage.

Don't see it if you want to remember Jerry Herman and master of musical Theater because this production was a DISAPPOINTMENT from beginning to end.

Also In the early spring of 1996, I had the pleasure of seeing a production... Read more Read less

13
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if and only if you are HUNGRY to see Margaret Colin, Gregg Edelman and Frank Wood on stage.

Don't see it if you are easily BORED, hungry for a story where something interesting happens, or where hoping for a 1930's style stage screwball comedy.

Also Playwright Richard Green has dazzled audiences with such plays as East... Read more Read less

51
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious

See it if a story which puts a FACE on the whole immigration situation our country is grappling with interests you.

Don't see it if you have ever attended a TRUMP Rally, every shouted the phrase of SEND THEM BACK where they came from, or you are a white nationalist.

61
During previews
Confusing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if only only if you are a fan of Michelle Pawk, but please know that she doesn't appear on stage until the last 30 minutes of the play.

Don't see it if you are currently overwhelmed by the stupidity of TRUMP supporters. The ending was more satisfying than the bulk of play itself. SKIP IT!!

Also 15 minutes into the play, I was ready to get up and leave. I didn't be... Read more Read less

63
Sunday
Chelsea
Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if a play about damaged millennial friendships interest you. The best thing about the play it is only 90 minutes long.

Don't see it if a play about damaged millennial friendships doesn't interest you. Initially, I was interested until I became bored by ALL the characters.

Also WTF was the purpose for the cast to break into dance in the middle of ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in experiencing a contemporary play about gay men and the 21st century world they inhabit and the ripples felt by all.

Don't see it if you are a HOMOPHOBE, RACIST, or TRUMP SUPPORTER . This show will forever change your outlook on the world and there is NO turning back.

Also OMG! I've lived in NYC for the past 31 years and am a avid theatergoer... Read more Read less

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