Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (329)
79
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a FUN evening in the theater and a 85 minute wild ride sounds like a good time to you!

Don't see it if you are looking for a fully fleshed out TRADITIONAL MUSICAL with costume changes, a big set, and a storyline for the whole family.

Also FULL DISCLOSURE: As much as I wanted to see this show, I was actually ... Read more Read less

13
Disappointing, filled with bad directorial choices, and misdirected casting choices!!!!!!!!!!, Excruciating

See it if and ONLY if the lives of your loves ones hang in the balance of you attending a performance with your kidnapper.

Don't see it if you are able to listen to the cd of the 2004 Roundabout Theater production as that action would be a better use of your time. PERIOD!!!!!!!!

Also Saying that the CSC theater production of this Stephen Sondheim musica... Read more Read less

53
A beautiful appearing yet empty meringue cupcake that never materializes into anything substantial other than a memory of how beautiful it looked!

See it if and only if just to hear Carmen Cusack's phenomenal voice and see her in some fabulous Toni-Leslie James costumes.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a musical where you walk out singing any of the songs. This ain't that kind of musical, even though it SHOULD be!

Also FOR THE RECORD: I was forewarned about how disappointing this "musical... Read more Read less

37
A wolf in sheep's clothing.......................

See it if and ONLY IF you are seeking out a theatrical experience that will continue to haunt you long after you leave the theater.

Don't see it if "SURPRISES" are not your fortee. ThIs play has surprise after surprise after surprise. IRONICALLY, I still left the theater feeling EMPTY!!

Also I was surprised to discover that the title of the play is a GIVE AWAY ... Read more Read less

70
Revisted review since first seeing the show in february 2011

See it if you love BAWDY humor, IRONY, and LAUGH OUT LOUD experiences.

Don't see it if you are a Mormon, PERIOD!!!

Also Full disclosure: I first saw the show back in February 2011 on the fou... Read more Read less

87
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Interestingly haunting........., Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if and only if seeing a new dramatic play about a group of INTERESTING characters with unusual backgrounds makes you curious to know more.

Don't see it if you just don't find stories about normal people being put into unusual situations and having to figure out how to survive those situations.

Also While playwright Lynn Nottage wrote a five character play, there were ... Read more Read less

61
Unusual, unconventional, different, trippy, and imaginative

See it if and ONLY if you are a TRUE FAN of David Byrne's music.

Don't see it if you have no idea who David Byrne is, never done drugs, and have never hung out with an "artistic group of people for hours at a time.

Also I likened the experience of the show to that of a acid trip even thoug... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY you love the magic of THEATER combined with the brilliance of freestyle Hip Hop.

Don't see it if you are not open to Hip Hop or free-style rapping and think that neither takes any talent to accomplish. If so, this is NOT the show for you

Also While I can APPRECIATE Hip Hop in moderation, I had never experienced ... Read more Read less

86
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you know any Temptations;s song. You are in for a wild ride and will be thankful for having climbed aboard for this fun musical journey.

Don't see it if you have been living under a rock for the past 61 years and have no idea who the Temptations even are.

Also I first saw the show back in the spring of 2019. More recently, I revi... Read more Read less

50
Cullud Wattah
East Village
Slow, Intense, Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if and ONLY if a modern social strife drama sounds like how you want to spend your evening in a theater watching it unfold on stage before you.

Don't see it if you are looking to escape the real world for an evening of theater because this is NOT an escape but an ambush.

Also Remember back innthe day when you would visit your local Blockbuster v... Read more Read less

88
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Masterful, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of Stephen Sondheim, a fan of the show, or simply a fan of musical theater. Just SEE IT!!!!

Don't see it if you are not a Stephan Sondheim fan, not a fan of musicals, and not a fan of theater in general. In that case, move to Los Angeles already!!!

Also FULL DISCLOSURE: I saw the show the week Patti Lupone was out. Despite... Read more Read less

70
A real "let's make a show effort"!, Romantic, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are starving for some Irving Berlin magic in your dull boring life right now.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a perfectly polished production. This is a gem, but more of a diamond in the rough than a sparkling emerald or ruby

Also I could not take my eyes off ensemble member Phillip Attmore as his ch... Read more Read less

72
Satisfyingly comforting, Slow, Indulgent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a die-hard fan of the TV series.

Don't see it if you NEVER wondered about the woman who wrote the book which the TV series was based upon and whether any of the stories were based in truth

Also FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a HUGE Sex In the City TV series FAN. And Lord k... Read more Read less

85
And surprisingly heartfelt, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are looking for a one-woman theatrical experience currently like no other.

Don't see it if you don't like FUNNY one-woman shows with a lot of heart!!!

Also I was TOTALLY surprised by the theatrical joy Sweatshop Overlord revea... Read more Read less

70
Interestingly boring at times, Clever, Entertaining, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if curiosity got the best of you, but you were SMART enough NOT to pay full price for your ticket.

Don't see it if you think you're coming to see the definitive story about Diana but in a musicalized format you are sadly mistaken.

Also FULL DISCLOSURE: My friend got us free tickets to the show as I was pe... Read more Read less

78
Approval Junkie
West Village
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Faith Salie of CBS Sunday Morning contribution fame.

Don't see it if CLEVER, DELIGHTFUL, and FEEL-GOOD and one-woman shows are not your thing.

Also Full Disclosure: I was drawn to this show because I am a huge fan of F... Read more Read less

79
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Masterful, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if the thought of Blair Brown, Edie Falco, and Marin Ireland sound like a powerhouse of actresses you want to see strut their acting chops.

Don't see it if a three-character play about a grandmother, mother and daughter played by Blair Brown, Edie Falco, and Marin Ireland doesn't interest you.

Also Only here in New York City can three powerful actresses be put on stag... Read more Read less

13
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Banal, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are STARVED To see actress Judith Ivey and actress Patty McCormick back on a New York stage,

Don't see it if and only if you were expecting to see Judith Ivey. She broke her ankle during the third week of performances and left the production.

Also While in college working n my theater degree, I read Paul Osborn's pla... Read more Read less

63
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Profound, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are fans of actress Victoria Clark and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.

Don't see it if you believe that original plays of moderate success should never be turned into a musical version of it's self.

Also While I LOVED Victoria Clark as an awkwardly rapidly aging teenager an... Read more Read less

56
Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if you wondered what a grammar school themed version of "There's Something About Jamie" would look like on stage as a musical.

Don't see it if you loved the Oscar award-winning film short based on the source material for the musical because it is NOT as PURE as that film.

Also FULL DISCLOSURE - I LOVED the1994 American short film. When I heard th... Read more Read less

53
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Edgy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if only if you feel the need to support a new black playwright's voice making his New York debut on Broadway.

Don't see it if you are expecting a new black Tennessee Williams or Sam Sheppard or the next Lynn Nottage. Scott's got a voice, but I'm BORED by it!

Also Shakespeare sadi it best in his play king Henry, "Heavy the head that ... Read more Read less

69
Masterful, Excruciating, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a LaChanze fan. You will NOT disappointed!!!!

Don't see it if you are unable to NOT APPLY modern standards to this play which was written before that Civil Rights movement of the 1960's.

Also I had HIGH EXPECTATIONS for this production's subject matter. I UNFORT... Read more Read less

13
Ambitious, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if and ONLY if you are a fan of Wallace Shawn's writings or a fan of Lili Taylor. If neither is the case, SKIP IT!

Don't see it if you were expecting that entertaining banter of a Wallace Shawn play starring Wallace Shawn. He's NOT in this production of his play.

Also While I am a fan of Lili Taylor, this was not the correct theatrical v... Read more Read less

17
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if you are craving a live version of a Tyler Perry "black exploitation movie" come to life right in front of you.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a witty black slice of life theatrical comedy for the 21st century because this "play" put the term LOW in low brow

Also As a Black American who live and attends theater regularly here in New... Read more Read less

35
Semblance
East Village
Banal, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if and ONLY if you feel the need to be "schooled" on the urban Black woman experience in the United States.

Don't see it if you were expecting a LICE stage production as this is an hour-long VIDEO presentation and NOT a LIVE stage production.

Also I arrived at the theater that afternoon and was IMMEDIATELY disappoint... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Slow, Indulgent, Edgy, Confusing

See it if and ONLY if you are a huge Justin Vivian Bond fan or if you just like sitting inside the theater at St. Ann's Warehouse.

Don't see it if you were expecting a revelation moment like you experienced the last time you saw Justin Vivian Bond at Joe's Pubs YEARS AGO....

Also I had HUGE EXPECTATIONS and they were NOT fulfilled. It wasn't a bad s... Read more Read less

70
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you are starved for a New York theater experience. This is a good place to get your feet wet and back into the theater going experience.

Don't see it if you are looking for a FULL MEAL theater experience. NOTE: This is ONLY an appetizer, and NOT the full theater meal you are craving.

Also Having the burden of being one of the first theatrical productions to ... Read more Read less

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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