Marc 7104

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Theater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviews (302)
13
[PORTO]
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Edgy, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if slow moving, “watching paint dry”, and a personal disgust for life is the kind of thing you enjoy seeing on stage.

Don't see it if slow moving, “watching paint dry”, and a real loathing for personal growth is not the kind of thing you enjoy seeing on stage

Also I kept waiting for something interesting to happen on stage and yet th... Read more Read less

79
Until the Flood
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you can appreciate a playwright who not only writes her own plays, but acts in them as well.

Don't see it if you are not open to experience a 360 degree view about the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown shooting and the effects it had on the residents

Also Under the skillful direction of Neel Keller, playwright and performer ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you are interested in a personal insight into the people involved in a historical event.

Don't see it if if you have no interest in the details of down fall of Malcolm X or if you are bored with plays about historical figures who have shaped our

Also Marcus Gardley’s new play is an interesting concept which has been wel... Read more Read less

30
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Disappointing, This is not you momma's 1988 production by any means

See it if you never had the chance to see the original Broadway production.

Don't see it if you saw the original Broadway production, because you will be disappointed.

Also I saw the original 1988 Broadway production twenty night years ago. I ... Read more Read less

80
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if the backstage world of the inner working of financial market interest you.

Don't see it if your eyes glaze over at just the mention of the world of finance.

Also Even though it is set in 1985, Ayad Akhtar’s new play paints an ambiti... Read more Read less

100
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Funny, smart, whimsical, hilarious, raunchy, clever, edgy, masterfully acted, and great writing

See it if the right amount of wacky comedy combined with holiday cheer is exactly what you have been lacking in your life at this time of the year.

Don't see it if a modern update on a classic holiday character would ruffle more than a few of your feathers.

Also Matthew Lombardo’s new play is a 75 minute jam packed laugh riot deliv... Read more Read less

92
Actually
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you ever wondered how reality and confusion often get mistaken for each other.

Don't see it if you would rather believe what you think you know instead of opening yourself up to ALL the facts of the situation.

Also Playwright Anna Ziegler’s play’s subject matter dominates our newspape... Read more Read less

0
During previews
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you have always wanted to see actress Chloe Sevigny up close and personal. Here’s your chance!!!

Don't see it if you are personally over whelmed by the anticipation of potential race riots in your own life.

Also Despite the fact that I liked the funky retro set, I hated this play f... Read more Read less

89
Brigadoon
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are looking to being transported by a story told through the music of Lerner and Loewe and the choreography of Christopher Wheeldon.

Don't see it if classical musical theater meets modernization is not your thing.

Also New York City Center’s Gala Presentation of Lerner & Lowes Brigadoon i... Read more Read less

79
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are in need of some good old-fashion storytelling that pulls at the heart strings.

Don't see it if you think that life experience doesn’t make one an expert, able to give good common sense advice.

Also This stage adaptation of the material from author Cheryl Strayed’s boo... Read more Read less

24
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you ever wondered what happened to the musical careers of the lesser known winners of American Idol.

Don't see it if seeing an over-wrath uninteresting holiday show is not your cup of tea.

Also I jumped at the chance to see this show when I saw the name Candice Gl... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you wanna LAUGH OUT LOUD till your sides hurt.

Don't see it if you aren’t open to laughing at the absurd way we humans in relationships treat each other.

Also Steve Martin has written a LAUGH OUT LOUD comedy that examines two mar... Read more Read less

50
Too clever for its own good............................

See it if you enjoy being in a room listening to “intellectuals” one upping each other.

Don't see it if you were expecting a meeting of the minds coming together by means of some time and space continuum for the purpose to debate each others.

Also Despite the interesting premise of having founding father Thomas Jeffe... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Absorbing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you are tennis fan who also like theater.

Don't see it if you have no interest or knowledge of the sport of Tennis as it is a play with the sport of tennis at the heart of it.

Also In full disclosure, I am NOT a fan of watching the sport of tennis bei... Read more Read less

90
Squeamish
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Dizzying, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are looking for a good old-fashion story telling experience with a shocking conclusion you DON’T see coming!!!!

Don't see it if you live in a bubble and believe that there is only goodness inside of all of us.

Also Sometimes what’s brings us to an experience turns out to be even more ... Read more Read less

10
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Elizabeth McGovern and are experiencing withdrawals from the TV show Downton Abby.

Don't see it if drawn-out British drawing room drama plays are not your “cup of tea”.

Also To my surprise, I discovered a remedy for those moments in my life whe... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy seeing a play about funny people who don’t know that they are funny.

Don't see it if you don’t believe that your true destiny will find you no matter how far, fast, and long you run from it

Also Once again, playwright master John Patrick Shanley has created a world... Read more Read less

51
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Indulgent, Homoerotic ++++++++++++++++

See it if you are looking to have a theatrical experience like NONE other.

Don't see it if you are NOT FAMILIAR with the movie nor book because you will be totally LOST!!!

Also Jonno Davies is a show in and of himself. He oozes sexiness from every... Read more Read less

0
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Boring,, Meh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See it if you enjoy seeing talented actors suffer through a playwrights tortured work..

Don't see it if you are expecting to have an evening in the theater that you will talking about for the next few days.

Also Despite the plays' cast being headlined by veteran actress Blair Brown... Read more Read less

0
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you enjoy being tortured in increments of 90 minutes at a time

Don't see it if if you actually appreciate the artistry which goes into making a musical theater work of art.

Also Come Light My Cigarette is a MISTEP of a production on MANY levels. De... Read more Read less

89
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great cast of new york actors!!!!!!

See it if you are in the mood to have your spirits lifted and your funny bone tickled!!!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy the taking of a classic story and modernizing it with a new perspective.

88
Assassins
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, One of the boldest musicals ever created by stephen sondheim

See it if you love Stephen Sondheim musicals.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in witnessing a Stephen Sondheim masterpiece unfold right in front of you.

Also [Side Note: I did NOT see the 1990 Playwrights Horizons production, bu... Read more Read less

0
Terezin
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you are a fan of smoltz.

Don't see it if you were hoping for the musical stage adaptation of the film Sophie's Choice.

Also From the moment, I walked into the theater,and saw the physical set, I... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Intense

See it if you enjoy memory plays.

Don't see it if dysfunctional family drama is NOT your cup of tea.

Also Someone please tell me when it became fashionable to disrobe our DSYFU... Read more Read less

0
During previews
Good “camp” is hilarious, but bad “camp” is awful – this serving of “camp” is poorly executed!, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you have NOTHING more worthwhile to do with your time and money.

Don't see it if you enjoy going to the theater to see a wonderfully produced theatrical experience.

Also In the theatrical genre of Theatre of the Ridiculous, begun here in NY... Read more Read less

50
Agnus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy

See it if you are curious about the status world in 2047 seen through the eyes of a bizarre character on trial for his life.

Don't see it if a study of a strange and insane character other than Donald Trump is not your cup of tea.

Also Agnus, the brain child creation of playwrights Ise Lyfe & Matt Werner,... Read more Read less

90
Mankind
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be transported to one of the most INTERESTING takes on the future of mankind, every created before.

Don't see it if you don’t want your mind BLOWN, because it will be blown, G-U-A-R-A-N-T-E-E-D.

Also Full disclosure, I was NOT a fan of playwright Robert O’Hara’s previou... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, A real miss on numerous fronts

See it if and only if you are a fan of John Lithgow.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of John Lithgow and if you are looking for a substance filled evening of theater.

Also I am a fan of John Lithgow, but I did NOT enjoy this show. Even though... Read more Read less

15
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if KBG spies, Polish government crashes, and a mysterious diary story-line interest you.

Don't see it if you are already overwhelmed by the Trump presidency’s connection to present day Russia.

Also WTF! I spent two hours and 45 minutes seated in a theater watching thi... Read more Read less

100
Harry Clarke
West Village
Great writing, great acting, intelligent, masterful, and a definate must see of the 2017 theater season

See it if you love hear a WELL WRITTEN, INTERESTINGLY FASCINATING story performed by a truly skilled actor, then this is the play for you.

Don't see it if you are an idiot, or just don't like one man shows (even though this is a quite unique and different kind of one man show).

Also David Cale’s new play comes out of the gate at full speed and keeps up... Read more Read less

92
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Masterful, Must see

See it if experiencing a well crafted play performed by highly skilled actors delving into some political intrigue is your cup of tea.

Don't see it if a Washington insiders’ behind the scenes political drama doesn’t interest you.

Also Beau Willimon’s new play is sleek, sexy, and full of surprises. Uma Th... Read more Read less

100
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Exquisite, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if are seeking out an INTERESTING new play which deals with friendship, working on a passion project, and the ties which bind us all.

Don't see it if you think the examination of a forty year friendship and the pursuit of a passion project is simply not interested.

Also Playwright Susan Miller’s play is a love letter to friendship – highli... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Edgy, Indulgent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to gain a birds-eye view of the inside of prison through the eyes of five characters, who you will never forget.

Don't see it if prison dramas and the F-word spoken in rapid succession are just not of interest to you.

Also Playwright Stephen Agly Guirgis’s play, set in New York City’s Rikers ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you looking for an interesting meditation on the universality of the “mean girls” story.

Don't see it if you would be surprised to know we humans, no matter where in the world we are, are all more alike than we are different.

Also Jocelyn Bioh’s play is filled with angst and humor at every turn. The ... Read more Read less

50
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if you ever wanted to experience office politics which out having to actually be involved in them.

Don't see it if experiencing this office politics drama cuts a little to close to the REAL LIFE drama of your current work place.

Also Having been fired from three different architecture firms and then lai... Read more Read less

3
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you want to smash your memories of Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan and replace them with this UPSIDE DOWN Avante Garde production.

Don't see it if if you want to hold tight to your childhood memories of Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan portraying Peter Pan.

Also This play I was introduced to as a child has been COMPLETELY turned up... Read more Read less

69
Dated, Funny

See it if you are a fan of actor Michael Urie.

Don't see it if you are using the show as a way for you to come out to your parents- it will prompt topics no gay man wants to discuss with their parents.

Also DISCLAIMER: In fall of 1985, I had the great good fortune to see actor... Read more Read less

25
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Void of any interesting information i didn't already know

See it if you were curious about any of the behind-the-scene stories about the making of the show.

Don't see it if you were curious about any behind-the-scene stories about the making of the show because none will actually be revealed.

Also I LOVED the musical Come From Away. In fact, on the evening after I ca... Read more Read less

10
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Slow, Frustrating.................................

See it if avante guarde theater is your thing.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a play by the second coming of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Also Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, references the Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850 n... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are looking for a play about what’s not being said between two characters.

Don't see it if a slow simmering two character morality play isn’t your thing.

Also Who knew that a playwright could write a whole play about what’s not b... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you have EVER overeaten ANYTHING at anytime in your life.

Don't see it if you are not into “beating the dead horse” over of the epidemic of overeating and bad food consumption which has become our national pastime

Also Back in March of 2013, I had the PREVILIDGE of seeing one of four prod... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if you like having a story you think you know turned upside down on its head.

Don't see it if you can’t stomach the future results of the Trump presidency plan for woman’s health care services.

Also Through the lens of playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, we get a glimpse into... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Charm
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if gender politics is your cup of tea (with a side order of SHADE!)

Don't see it if you are expecting a well written gender politics play tied up in a FABULOUS bow. [DISCLOSURE: It's a BAD play and there's no FABULOUS bow.

Also I had GREAT EXPECTATIONS for this play, however my expectations were q... Read more Read less

25
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Overrated, Cliched

See it if you enjoy plunking down a large sum of money for an experience that you already had previously enjoyed - between the years 1954 to 1998.

Don't see it if if you have already had the pleasure of experiencing the original artistry when it was originally created - between the years 1954 to 1998.

Also I paid $95.00 to see this “new” production of strung-together show sto... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Must see

See it if you need a healthy outlet for all your DONALD TRUMP angst.

Don't see it if you believe in a 2020 Donald Trump presidency.

Also Michael Moore surprised me by weaving together defining moments in his... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, My high expectations fell flat!!!

See it if you are a fan of Kristen Childs' musical theater work.

Don't see it if you were expecting the dynamite explosion that the Playwrights Horizon 2000 production was when it it the stage.

Also [Side note: I saw the 2000 Playwrights Horizon production of this show... Read more Read less

50
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Doesn't live up to the 1991 off-broadway production

See it if you live to see Janeane Garafalo live on stage.

Don't see it if you are a fan of the original 1991 off-Broadway production.

Also I was really looking forward to seeing the Roundabout Theater's produc... Read more Read less

79
Animal
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if you are looking for an out –of-the-box theatrical experience, with twist.

Don't see it if you find an intimate examination of a marriage partner a little too close for comfort.

Also Animal is a wild ride I unsuspectingly boarded, but it was one that I ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
70 during previews 1984 (broadway) interesting – confusiung – interesting –ambitious– interesting –great staging– interesting –intense– interesting –thought provoking– interesting!!!

See it if you read George Orwell’s novel as a part of your high school English class or simply if you are open to new theatrical experience.

Don't see it if if these CRAZY political times WE are CURRENTLY experiencing aren’t concerning to you.

Also George Orwell’s classic book “1984,” about a dystopian future where cr... Read more Read less

91
During previews
A brand new musical actually worth you taking the time to experience it’s magic!!!!!, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy being one of the first to discover a new musical gem.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy clever musical theater.

Also I was hooked when the overture began. [Excuse me! If an off-Broadway m... Read more Read less