Mark 30

Brooklyn | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (206)
85
Quirky, Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of mind games. Brown is a master at "mind reading" I have no idea how he does what he does and won't even begin to try

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play. this is more a 2 hour night club act but given that it IS worth seeing

68
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you are very interested in the history of the Johnson administration. Its more of a history lesson than a play. the cast is excellent

Don't see it if you have no interest in the the 60's. Cast portrays many characters and if you are not familiar with the period it can be confusing

95
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like plays with relevant themes that feature great singing and choreography. (Its almost a dance piece) Joshua Henry is not to be missed

Don't see it if you are not a fan of 90 min sung through pieces

90
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to see two excellent performances in a serious piece of theatre. I was spellbound from beginning to end

Don't see it if you are not a fan of two handers or plays that run 90 minutes with no intermission. Also while there are light moments this is NOT a comedy

80
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want an exploration of a subject (eating disorders) not often dealt with on stage

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted family comedy

81
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a fine production of an important work. The acting is first rate as is the staging

Don't see it if you do not want to see (simulated) sex on stage

76
Disappointing, Overrated, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you want great sets and costumes Fantastic dancing!! and don't need a real score. This is a mash up of every song you've ever heard

Don't see it if you like a musical with a coherent score and characters that are more than 2 dimensional

82
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like shows based on recent history great acting a very minimalist set. Also if you are interested in either African or gay themes

Don't see it if Gay themed shows upset you

82
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Telling the true story of a Black woman playing pro ball in the Negro Leagues is of interest. April Matthis gives a great performance

Don't see it if non linear plots and actors playing multiple characters confuse you

75
Quirky, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if you want an interesting take on how art (in this case a tv commercial) is made

Don't see it if you want a full scale comedy or can't get there in the next two days

59
Dying City
Midtown W
Banal, Intense, Great acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you're a fan of either of the actors. The play was nominated for a Pulitzer. I can't imagine why

Don't see it if you don't like two handers that only run 80 min no intermission. To me the play just didn't hold together. can't explain why w/o spoilers

85
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want an evening with great acting in a well written play that charts the beginning of the Murdoch empire in the UK

Don't see it if Historical drama is not your cup of tea

100
All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A great production of a classic play. Benning and Letts are perfectly cast and directed. The play is as timely today as in 1974. Don't miss

Don't see it if you are looking for a light comedy.

85
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see two great actors in a timeless piece of theater.

Don't see it if you are expecting Audra to burst into song

84
Octet
Midtown W
Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like acapella singing Its an interesting take on out addiction to our devices

Don't see it if you are looking for a full blown musical

77
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an iconic play ibn a masterful production. As relevant today as it was in 1937. Great cast and direction.

Don't see it if political pieces bother you. No big production numbers or chorus lines in this show

45
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if There is NO reason. The singers have no idea of the songs, their voices, while good are wrong for the selections. WAY overproduced

Don't see it if you like the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. This show will make you cringe. Bad arrangements More a bad cabaret act than a play

60
During previews
Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors. They are all excellent in a muddle of a play.Mac seems uncertain what he's going for here

Don't see it if you want a standard comedy. are easily offended or triggered by gore

83
Relevant, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a Sondheim fam or not. A great staging of one of my favorites. Good cast strips the show to its essentials

Don't see it if you are looking for a full blown musical with a chorus and dancers

68
Meh, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You have nothing to do and are looking for 90 minutes of fluff

Don't see it if you are looking for a full scale musical

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if Glenda Jackson is not to be missed! The cast is superb and the direction is spot on. The play itself is timeless.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, plays that last over 3 hours. Non traditional casting

93
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if A great adaptation of the novel beautifully directed and superbly acted. Great if you love the book or have never read it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy or a musical.

85
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if Hard to describe but a beautiful experience. A different actor each show so check out the list and see who you like in a semi improv setting

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play

86
Ah, Wilderness!
East Village
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want to see O'Neill's only comedy done well. The cast is quite good and very well directed. The actor playing Richard is esp. good

Don't see it if you are not a fan of traditional straight plays. It's a bit long at 2hrs40 min but then it IS O'Neill

90
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want an amazing evening in the theater. Writing, acting, staging all first rate. The story NEEDS to be better known in the USA

Don't see it if You have no sympathy for your fellow man

85
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a very well done revival of a fine play. the actors are excellent as is the direction

Don't see it if plays that deal with blindness trigger you or you are not a fan of Irish accents

61
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Banal, Banal choreography, Waste of great talent, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of any of the actors. There's a lot of great talent on that stage who deserve better.

Don't see it if you want a full scale musical with a full chorus. The choreography is banal at best. I did see a preview, maybe it will get better

66
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in seeing a work in progress. This is not finished but it is so topical that I'm not sure it will have a further life

Don't see it if you are looking for a polished work or dislike plays with a political angle

92
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are a fan of the show you will LOVE this production. Cast and staging are fantastic! Great to see it in a small space

Don't see it if you know the show and don't like it. Maybe even then you should give this production a try. IF you can get a seat

77
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of great acting in a classic drama

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Pinter or don't like plays that run 90 minutes with no intermission

81
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a serious play that is well acted and staged. The children in the cast are especially good

Don't see it if you are triggered by plays that have gay characters or drug abuse

82
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a small musical with a great cast and a good score. Immigrants living their American Dream is very relevant just now

Don't see it if you need giant production numbers

54
During previews
No One is Forgotten
West Village
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of 2 handers. The actors are far superior to the play

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional linear play.

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a new take on Chekhov's three sisters. Very well acted Who knew Chekhov was funny? I really enjoyed this

Don't see it if you are a Chekhov purist or are easily offended by a man playing a female part in a dress

67
During previews
Fringe Deaths
Midtown W
Banal, Quirky, Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You have 90 minutes to kill. Most of the cast is adequate. The exception is Tiffan Borelli who is outstanding both vocally & dramatically

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical, this is not one more a series of scenes connected by a theme with some music

85
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Resonant, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a modern take on Uncle Vanya well executed by a first rate cast

Don't see it if you don't like plays that break the fourth wall

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you are looking for a fun evening Great cast in a fine adaptation of the Tim Burton film. An old fashioned musical in the best sense of term

Don't see it if Broad comedy is not your thing

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if you're looking for an old fashioned musical for the 21st century. The cast is excellent and the book is good enough to stand on its own

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with stories dealing with how we treat different genders

85
Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Golden Age musicals expertly done. Great singing and dancing. Loved the last scene

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Cole Porter, Kelli O'Hara or musical theater in general

94
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want great singing in a masterful production. Do yourself a big favor and go. As eye opening as Spring Awakening was. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if There is no reason to not see this

76
Relevant, Quirky, Refreshing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you want a pleasant evening exploring what makes the US and UK different and the same Good energetic cast

Don't see it if you have no interest in the subject or are looking for a full blown musical.

84
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are looking to see a fine cast do a great job on a relevant play. Well directed on a great set Laurie Metcalf is a national treasure

Don't see it if Political plays bore you but this is so much more. Also its 90 minutes no intermission so if that's not your idea of a play don't go

82
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in discussion of why we are where we are politically. An excellent acting/writing job from Heidi Schreck

Don't see it if you want an old fashioned well made play

88
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You have seen Fiddler 10 times or never. A great production that requires no knowledge of Yiddish to enjoy

Don't see it if you hate the show. Otherwise go Enjoy

80
State of the Union
East Village
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a 70 year old play that is still relevant Well acted and directed

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the "well made" play. It's 2hrs 40 with many references that were topical when written but are historical now

79
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want an evening with a fine cast that rises above a merely good score. Sets and projections are great. Worth it for Kate Baldwin alone

Don't see it if you want a big brassy musical with a chorus. I saw a preview so the score might change by opening

84
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if A great score beautifully sung. Choreography is fantastic. The whole cast is very strong. Stage is very high, don't sit in first 3 rows

Don't see it if Plays with non linear plots confuse you

83
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a powerful play with excellent performances by the two actors

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional two act play.

49
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Bad score, Good set

See it if The ape is the only reason to see this. Bad score, mediocre dancing, 2nd rate leads. The set is not bad. all told you do better at Disney

Don't see it if you want a show with a first rate score, dancing and singing.This is more an excuse for the ape puppet (which is good) than a musical

90
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if The entire cast is excellent, not only do they sing well but they also play the instruments The choreography is outstanding

Don't see it if you are looking for a full blown musical or are a misogynist