Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (263)
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.

53
Skintight
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Just not the proper theatrical vehicle to really showcase the talents of idina menzel

See it if you are interested in see the ass of Will Brittain in a jockstrap. It's kinda worth the price!!!!!!

Don't see it if you are a fan of Idina Menzel. She doesn't sing even one note in this production and plays second fiddle to a young hot guy in a jock strap

50
This was two hours and 45 minutes of boredom, Excruciating, Slow, Banal

See it if you are a fan of J. Smith-Cameron.

Don't see it if a play about and elderly woman at the center of a family drama sounds like a light evening in the theater.

Also I was so BORED that I was ready to get up on stage and perform mercy k... Read more Read less

52
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if and only if you are a fan of Christian Borle.

Don't see it if you are NOT feeling nostalgic for the 1986 Broadway musical of the same name.

Also The 1986 production earned a record 13 tony nominations and starred Ro... Read more Read less

59
Relevant, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of playwright Craig Lucas.

Don't see it if a play about a gay deaf couple and the family dynamics surrounding one member of the couple getting an operations to be able to hear.

Also HATED the staging and the simultaneous translation element of the show... Read more Read less

59
Banal, Indulgent, Slow

See it if and only if you are a fan of Tony Yazbeck.

Don't see it if a dance play is not something you find particularly enjoyable.

49
Slave Play
East Village
Uncomfortable to sit through withiout the aide of an intermission, Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if you don't mind having your thoughts on race relations here in the United States of America poked at.

Don't see it if being provoked for an hour and fifty minutes without a reward for having taken the provocation is not your cup of tea.

Also I sat watching the play with my mouth agape. It stayed agape throughou... Read more Read less

79
Intense, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you find anything about the early 19 century history of New Orleans interesting.

Don't see it if you don't find a a play set in 19 century New Orleans about seven black woman interesting. SHAME ON YOU!!!!

Also Being that I am originally from New Orleans, I was expecting to hear s... Read more Read less

49
The Mother
Chelsea
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you just have to see Isabelle Huppert on stage.

Don't see it if you expect to understand Isabelle Huppert French accent from anywhere other than the front row of the theater.

72
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you were a fan of Little Shop of Horrors and Dear Even Hanson! This little show will charm the pants right off you.

Don't see it if a new musical about teenage angst is something you can' relate to because it's been too many years since you graduated from high school.

Also TALENTED, HARD WORKING cast of unknown actors singing and dancing thei... Read more Read less

71
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of the writing of the very talented playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.

Don't see it if a play on modern themes about fucked up characters in uncomfortable situations and all spouting humorous dialogue isn't your cup of tea.

50
Intelligent, Slow, Indulgent, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if a new take on "boy meets gir" kind of play sparks your interest in any way.

Don't see it if weird, quirky, and different are not the way you would describe the kind of theater you enjoy experiencing.

70
Several outstanding performances es, Entertaining, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a HUGE fan of the writings of Aaron Sorkin.

Don't see it if you are a strict Harper Lee loyalist of this well know story, because this definitely ain't you momma's version of To Kill A Mocking Bird!

Also My favorite character in the play was the character of Dill Harris pla... Read more Read less

50
Steel Magnolias
Brooklyn
This wickedly funny play was no match for this disappointly unskilled cast of actors that it fell short of laughs and heart

See it if you are a huge fan of the Robert Harling play and just have to see it whenever it is produced in your city

Don't see it if you are expecting a class A level production, because what you are going to get is a below level community theater production missing heart!

Also I truly love this play. I first saw the 1987 production at the Lucille... Read more Read less

50
Ultimately unfulfilling, Slow, Indulgent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if quirky staging, relevant subject matter, and a unique presentation of a one man show on international travel sound interesting to you.

Don't see it if you personally think one Broader Crossing in a life time is more than enough.

Also This was a unique theatrical production, but somehow in the staging an... Read more Read less

25
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if and only if you are a Tony Yazbeck fan otherwise skip it.

Don't see it if you saw the 1999 movie and love it because everything you loved about the movie had been REMOVED from this stage production.

10
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if and ONLY if you are a fan of playwright Sam Shepard's writing.

Don't see it if you are able to get tickets for The Cradle Will Rock, High Button Shoes, or Dying City. Ironically you won't like any of those shows either.

Also I was so miserable, I left at intermission and missed the NAKED male a... Read more Read less

49
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you were dying to hear the song Papa, Won't You Dance With Me performed live.

Don't see it if you were dying to see Jerome Robbins choreography because the only remnants of Jerome Robbins came in the Bathing Beauty Ballet in Act 2

Also This show should be buried alive and NEVER revived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... Read more Read less

3
Dying City
Midtown W
Wtf was the point????????????????????, Slow, Excruciating, Confusing, Banal

See it if you enjoy sitting though 90 minutes of a play that never goes anywhere and that sounds like a lovely way to spend in evening with strangers.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING better to do like clean out a closet, re-paper the draws in your kitchen, or even alphabetize your pantry's can goods.

Also I hated it at just five minutes into the play. It was tortuous sitting... Read more Read less

69
It's aint the second coming of the color purple, Slow, Ambitious

See it if new black theater stories interest you.

Don't see it if you thought you were coming to see a new musical because what you are getting is a PLAY with some really forgettable Duncan Sheik music

79
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want a hit over the head strong message tempered with belly laughs!

Don't see it if you don't like musical theater because it's everything about musical theater -WAY GAY- that your homophobic parents cringe about!!!!!!!!!!!

Also LOVED Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel, Angie Schworer, and of course Ch... Read more Read less

70
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a play whose history has a 21st century historical relevance

Don't see it if pulling back the curtain on a almost forgotten story is just not your cup of tea.

Also I loved the historical value of the play, but either the direction of ... Read more Read less

5
Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if a new UNFUNNY workplace comedy sounds appealing to you.

Don't see it if you were expecting to experience a funny workplace comedy and instead you discovered that it was some weird unfunny Twilight Zone story.

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.

51
Excruciating

See it if seeing Daniel Sunjata on stage (unfortunately fully-clothed) interest you.

Don't see it if you are expecting Shakespeare because Shaw is a completely different horse of a another color.

Also I'm a huge Condola Rashad fan. Also, I love me some Daniel Sunjata. In... Read more Read less

57
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you you just can't get enough of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

Don't see it if you have ever seen ANY previous production of this well known Broadway Musical.

Also While the voices of Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller are gift to the ear t... Read more Read less

60
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Luba Mason.

Don't see it if new musical that haven't been tried and true aren't worth you time.

67
Black Light
West Village
Slow, Quirky, Indulgent, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you seek theater that is non-traditional, off the beaten path, and experimental in nature. This story hits all these buttons and more.

Don't see it if DIFFERENT and UNCONVENTIONAL are not words you mention with looking for an evening in the theater.

Also I enjoyed discovering artist Jomama Jones through this production. LOV... Read more Read less

69
Daddy
Midtown W
"interesting" concept but still not sure what point the playwright was trying to make

See it if you are a fan of Alan Cumming.

Don't see it if seeing a racial charged, gay fueled, social commentary of sexuality, racism, age, and class don't normally bring you to the theater.

Also Daddy is definitely a play of the "times", but as liberal as my gay bl... Read more Read less

60
Intense, Indulgent, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if there ever wasn't a reason to see Dana Delany on stage. She is at her best in this role.

Don't see it if you were hoping to see Lea Delaria play something other and a big old butch lesbian.

Also I love the play's concept of having five very different actresses play... Read more Read less

69
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if an African take on the "mean girls" story sounds interesting to you.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of mean girls of any kind .

77
Love is in control (finger on the trigger)

See it if you are or ever were a fan of Donna Summer

Don't see it if the song titles Love To Love You Baby, MacArthur Park, On The Radio, She Works Hard For The Money and Last Dance mean nothing to your life.

Also I'm a huge LaChanze fan, but I would not have thought to cast her as D... Read more Read less

85
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if a gutsy new musical about extraordinary characters discovering something about themselves that will make you look at yourself differently.

Don't see it if a new four character musical about two guys and two girls trying to survive living in New York City doesn't peak your curiosity even a bit

Also I loved this TALENTED cast. The musical was FUN, FRESH, and most of al... Read more Read less

73
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of playwright Conor McPherson and/or just a fan of Bob Dylan because the combination will surprise you.

Don't see it if having Stephen Bogardus, Marc Kudisch, David Pittu, and Mare Winningham along with other cast members doesn't excite something inside you.

69
Burn This
Midtown W
Still kicking myself for missing the 1987 broadway production starring joan allen and john malkovich

See it if you are a huge fan of Keri Russell.

Don't see it if you are still kicking yourself for missing the 1987 Broadway production starring Joan Allen and John Malkovich like me.

Also Brandon Uranowitz STOLE the stage every time he entered on to it. LOVE... Read more Read less

71
Ink
Midtown W
Indulgent, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if the story of how Rupert Murocch's rise to media giant sounds interesting.

Don't see it if you are not expecting to see a serious play but instead are expecting Bertie Carvel to be in drag like he was in Matilda:The Musical.

Also Interesting show. LOVED the set. Jonny Lee Miller was surprisingly goo... Read more Read less

69
Cliched, Ambitious, Overrated, Dated

See it if you are a FAN of Cole Porter musicals.

Don't see it if your memory of the 1999 Broadway production is securely burned into your brain.

Also The 1999 Broadway revival of Kiss Me Kate was so magical with Brian St... Read more Read less

67
BLKS
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Cliched, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are looking to experience the NEW black theater production of the moment.

Don't see it if you are EXPECTING the second coming of Raisin In The Sun, because this ain't anywhere near you momma's Raisin In The Sun, by any means!!!

Also I appreciate the effort to depict 21st century black women upon the st... Read more Read less

50
All My Sons
Midtown W
Bored off my ass

See it if and ONLY if you live to see any production of any Arthur Miller play.

Don't see it if you were hoping to see the glamorous Annette Bening from the movie Bugsy. SPOILER ALERT: She plays a distraught 1950's wife and mother.

Also I LOVED the 2008 Broadway production of this Arthur Miller play starri... Read more Read less

79
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a play about a woman struggling to survive the failures of her husband interest you.

Don't see it if the thought of experiencing an 80 minute one woman play about the a serious topic just doesn't interest you.

Also Maddie Corman was brilliantly emotional in this play about surviving a... Read more Read less

69
Octet
Midtown W
Quirky, Indulgent

See it if a QUIRKY theater piece sounds entertaining to you.

Don't see it if the thought of a musical with out music doesn't even make you say "huh."

Also Beautiful voices. Talented cast. WEIRD everything else.

69
Intelligent, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Nathan Lane.

Don't see it if Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen, and Julie White aren't a trio of actors you'd love to see in any production.

Also Loved the concept. Loved the actors cast. Loved the set. Loved the mes... Read more Read less

50
safeword.
Midtown W
Promised one thing and delivered something different and unwanted, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed being teased by the idea of a GAY S &M story only to find out later that there's a major heterosexual twist. Huh!

Don't see it if if you don't enjoy being teased with the promise of and S & M story and then are presented with a sprinkle of S & M. YUK!!!

Also The audience was filled with single and coupled gay men who thought th... Read more Read less

69
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Indulgent, Funny, Cliched, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you are FAMISHED for any kind of "black" theater

Don't see it if you were expecting high brow black theater, because this is very "Tyler Perry story-telling" style despite what it preaches! WORD!!!

Also I'm all about EXPANDING black theater beyond the "Chitlin circut" styl... Read more Read less

1
The Fat Lady Sings
East Village
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Confusing, Banal

See it if and only if you just had to see opera diva Lauren Flanigan stretch her theatrical muscles in a new direction.

Don't see it if theater of the absurd is not your thing.

Also I hated this production from the moment it began. I would have exited ... Read more Read less

1
June is the First Fall
West Village
Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if your apartment is being exterminated and you needed to hang out someplace for two hours.

Don't see it if you were looking for a well crafted drama about an Asian father dealing with the acceptance of his gay son against a family death memoriam.