Marc 7104

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

0
Excrutiatingly painful to sit through this hour and 35 minute production....

See it if you enjoy being both tortured and bored for an hour and 35 minutes.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING better to do with an hour and 35 minutes of time. SERIOUSLY!!!

Also I was ONLY drawn to see the play because I am a fan of Amber Tamblyn. ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, One of the most interesting plays i have seen in a long time...............................................................

See it if you want to have an intimate experience with individuals you wouldn't normally encounter in your everyday life.

Don't see it if are not open to have an intimate experience with individuals you wouldn't normally encounter in your everyday life.

Also I thouroughly enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns of this play. Th... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Fresh take of this shakespeare classic story using trump presidency as modern day reference!!!, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a modern setting for a classic story

Don't see it if you are expecting to see everyone in togas

Also Casting Gregg Henry as Caesar was such a tour de force to watch. I ABS... Read more Read less

25
During previews
The End of Longing
West Village
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, This production signals matthew perry's "friends" cache over!!!!

See it if ONLY if you enjoy being tortured for an hour and forty-five minutes.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a bright, new, interesting idea for a play starring your favorite FRIEND Chandler from the NBC-TV show Friends.

Also I had high expectations for this play being that it got good reviews f... Read more Read less

70
Venus
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you are OPEN for a theatrical experience like never before.

Don't see it if you are not up for seeing RAW EMOTION displayed so vividly on a stage.

Also From the moment the actress Zainab Jah becomes The Venus Hottenot righ... Read more Read less

50
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
No reason to ever be revived again, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you ONLY want to recapture that feeling you got when you saw the show for the first time back in 1954 (NOTE: That rules out most of us.)

Don't see it if you enjoy contemporary musical theater musicals.

Also Though the singing voices of the cast were stellar, and the choreograp... Read more Read less

69
The Antipodes
Midtown W
This will definitely be one of the weirdest "plays" that you will ever experience....

See it if you have nothing but time on your hands and are looking to have and UNUSUALLY DIFFERENT experience...............not necessarily a good one

Don't see it if you are looking to experience a "REAL" play in the traditional sense of the word.

Also [NOTE: I was warned by MANY that that they HATED this play.] I went in... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you love watching skilled actors doing what they do best - becoming someone different right before your eyes.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy seeing a well acted play with actors at the TOP of their profession.

Also From the moment you walk into the theater and you see that stark stage... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Must see, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if like being being AMAZED in a way that you have NEVER been before.

Don't see it if you are not open to an entirely new kind of theater experience.

Also OMG! I went to see the show not know what to expect. When I arrived at... Read more Read less

100
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Absorbing, Riveting, Romantic, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a moving piece of theater.

Don't see it if aren't comfortable with allowing people to be themselves - faults and all.

Also BRAVO to Martin Sherman for a BEAUTIFULLY written play. BRAVO to Harve... Read more Read less

100
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you are a FAN of musical theater.

Don't see it if you are a stick in the mud.

Also Chicago is a show which has come to be known as a crown jewel in the w... Read more Read less

0
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you enjoy torturing yourself.

Don't see it if you enjoy good theater.

Also The story in the play starts off in one direction and in the end ends ... Read more Read less

25
Dolphins and Sharks
West Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, This is an example of what not to do in the workplace

See it if like a good idea, but FLAWED follow through.

Don't see it if you like well developed idea for a play.

Also I WAS excited to see a contemporary play about a COMMON workplace expe... Read more Read less

0
Big River
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you are curious, but REMEMBER, curiosity KILLED THE CAT!!!

Don't see it if you can get a ticket to ANYTHING else other than Kid Victory, The Price, or Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.

Also I had the great fortune to see the original Broadway production of the... Read more Read less

100
The Liar
East Village
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoy being surprised with laughter.

Don't see it if are a stick on the mud, because it is a FUN evening in the theater that will have you leaving the theater, surprisingly happy.

90
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if you enjoy intelligent plays about real issues.

Don't see it if you are an idiot. This play is about something serious and it really deserves your full attention and compassion.

25
Everybody
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if you must, but I suggest that you tear up your tickets, then burn them, and then bury the ashes somewhere out of site and mind.

Don't see it if love the theater. Seeing it will darken your soul FOREVER!!!

75
Linda
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing new works.

Don't see it if you are not interesting in being about to discuss all the issues it will provoke after sitting through it for two hours.

80
The View UpStairs
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Hilarious, Intense

See it if you want to visit your SOUTHERN past and sit for a spell.

Don't see it if you have NO IMAGINATION or ounce of whimsy about you!

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

25
Sweetee
Midtown W
It needs work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

See it if you enjoy eating cake batter before it gets the chance to become, with all the all the magical ingredients, it's intended purpose.

Don't see it if you prefer to eat a fully baked cake, icing and all.

Also Like the song from the 1989 Broadway musical City of Angels states, “I... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing! etcetera, etcetera, etcetera…..

See it if you enjoy seeing actors working hard to bring to life a DEAD-ON-ARRIVAL play that should have NEVER been revived.

Don't see it if you are expecting a enjoyable evening in the theater.

Also I was (suckered in) drawn to see the play simply because I am a fan of... Read more Read less

50
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing, Banal, Casting a tony award winning actor and a popular tv actress in a bad playdoes not make the play worth seeing.......

See it if (ONLY) you need to kill two and a half hours in an air-conditioned midtown location, before meeting friends for drinks or dinner.

Don't see it if you have a closet, cabinet, or desk drawer that needs to be cleaned out. Your time is better spent cleaning out that closet, cabinet, & desk

Also "Curiosity killed the cat" is a proverb used to warn of the dangers of... Read more Read less

95
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, A piece of work that deserves a wider audience to come experience this "tour de force" theatrical event!!!

See it if you are looking for a theater experience that will have you talking about it LONG AFTER you leave the theater that evening and weeks later!!

Don't see it if you are not interested in having a mind blowing experience in the theater.

Also Seeing Building The Wall will tear down EVERYTHING you ever thought ab... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Cliched, Delightful, Quirky, Funny

See it if you enjoyed the movie and are curious to see how they create the story live on stage. It's different, but different is good in this instance

Don't see it if you are looking for a Bill Murray/Andie MacDowell reunion or an EXACT replica of the film on stage. You will be disappointed.

Also I had been avoiding this musical (of a beloved film) like the plague. ... Read more Read less

79
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are up for a fun romantic comedy musical.

Don't see it if you are are not a romantic at heart.

Also Marry Harry is charming, romantic, and is hands down the best 80 minut... Read more Read less

50
Present Laughter
Midtown W
This play should not be produced again on broadway anytime in the near or far future

See it if ONLY if you are a fan of Kate Burton, Kristine Nielsen, and newcomer Cobie Smulders. These three woman were WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if you are hoping for a fun evening of razor sharp Noel Coward wit.

Also When did Kevin Klein get old? While sitting in Row B at the matinee th... Read more Read less

50
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
If you saw the 1994 broadway production, skip seeing this revival. you will thank me later!!!

See it if enjoy being DISAPPOINTED by a revival of this musical that should have NEVER headlined an actress not known to be a singing diva.

Don't see it if you saw the original 1994 Broadway production staring either Betty Buckley or Elaine Paige.

Also On May 3rd, I let my curiosity get the best of me and purchased a RUSH... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you support BCEFA's cause.

Don't see it if you are not a theater fan.

Also I have attended every BCEFA Easter Bonnet Competition for the last 18 ... Read more Read less

0
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you have NOTHING better to do.

Don't see it if you have ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING better to do.

Also I am all for new experimental theater experiences, however, this was N... Read more Read less

50
Paramour
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Indulgent, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you get a free ticket

Don't see it if you are looking for a well crafted new Broadway musical, because you will be DISAPPOINTED.

Also When it was announced that Cirque du Soleil was creating a Broadway mu... Read more Read less

70
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to see an INTERESTING play with surprising reach.

Don't see it if you aren't open to thinking about something you might already know about but from a very different perspective.

0
Yen
West Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you need refuge from a rain storm for a couple of hours.

Don't see it if you enjoy an interesting afternoon/evening in the theater. It's just NOT worth the time you will have invested.

Also The story of this play deals with characters you will not identify wit... Read more Read less

0
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy watching paint dry.

Don't see it if you are expecting something other than sitting and watching paint dry. You will be SADLY DISAPPOINTED, SADLY!!!!

Also What ever happened to Matthew Broderick's stage acting? He was so damn... Read more Read less

25
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Intense, Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy being CREEPED OUT!

Don't see it if if you DO NOT ENJOY being CREEPED OUT!!!!

Also Who thinks making a MUSICAL about a child abduction is a good idea? I ... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you love Danny Devito and Mark Ruffalo.

Don't see it if you expect to see Danny Devito on stage for the full two hours and a half hours.

Also A cast which included Danny DeVito, Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub and Je... Read more Read less

53
Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are given a FREE ticket, have three hours to kill, and have NOTHING else to do.

Don't see it if you are able to get a ticket to any OTHER musical.

100
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Refreshing, Raunchy, Funny, Delightful

See it if you ever watched Sesame Street while growing up and wondered what happened to all those people and creatures when they grew up.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh because you will LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF while watching this show. WONDERFULLY FUNNY evening in the musical theater.

50
The Penitent
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you are a die-heart Mamet fan.

Don't see it if you aren't a die-hearted Mamet fan

86
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are in the mood for something very different from your theater going experiences. You will thank me after.

Don't see it if you are a homophobe.

Also The lead character is WONDERFULLY neurotic and hopelessly lead on by t... Read more Read less