Mark 8265

Albany | 50-64 | Male
About:  Avid theatre goer - first show, like many, A Chorus Line, original company.
Reviews (21)
During previews
Over-produced, Entertaining, Dated, Overrated, Great staging

See it if Large over the top musicals, scenery and costumes for day, great singing with American Idol type style singing along with confetti and more

Don't see it if Book driven musicals with original music.

Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Self-absorbed, Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Want to be disappointed.

Don't see it if Wanted to see a wonderful undervalue musical performed.

All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if Annette Bening, Tracy Letts, Benjamin Walker - 3 wonderful intense performances. Arthur Miller at his best.

Don't see it if If you like dazzle dazzle shows with lots of moving pieces this might be be for you.

Clever, Masterful, Must see, Great staging

See it if Even if you seen Oklahoma before and/or a R&H purist - you must see this unique production. Extremely original.

Don't see it if Only want to see tried and try musicals with no imagination and originality.

Brilliant, Masterful, Intelligent, Epic, Great acting

See it if A triumph of masking for acting storytelling and direction.

Don't see it if If you can’t sit through a 3 1/2 hour production.

During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Clever, Thought-provoking, Different, Fresh

See it if Interesting new plays that make you think outside the box. John Larroquette - excellent.

Don't see it if Don't want to see something outside the box.

Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Enjoy interesting stories/ideas for a broadway musical. It’s not your normal variety of musical. Loved it.

Don't see it if Want to be entertained by over produced musical numbers, dancing and costumes.

Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if Clap along musicals with a good story, better music and fun and entertaining staging.

Don't see it if Bored easily, slightly overrated show - to me.

Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if love excellent theatre. Saw it for the 5th time, still top notch everything. So funny thought provoking and offensive -in a entertaining way

Don't see it if Easily offered particularly about religion/faith.

Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Intense

See it if I’ve seen hundreds of broadway/odd broadway shows, this by far is one of the best.

Don't see it if Hate to cry.

During previews
Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Trying-to-hard

See it if You think Sondheim can do no wrong and “Merrily” is a masterpiece no matter what. It’s definitely a new take on a mediocre musical.

Don't see it if Tries way to hard to create something new from a flawed musical.

Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Want to see a thought provoking show that teaches and educates without being boring. Loved it!

Don't see it if Want to be entertained by mindless musicals or plays.

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Easy to watch, Enjoyable, Fun

See it if You like ole fashion musicals, Santino Fontana gives a wonderfully entertaining performance worth of all the awards he won.

Don't see it if If you get bored with “fluff” musicals. It’s good and entertaining but as a whole it’s - just good.

Profound, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Great acting, excellent script, and a unique spin on a classic.

Don't see it if Not sure why anyone would not want to see it.

During previews
Thought-provoking, Cliched, Relevant

See it if Like politics, and a wonderful performance by Laurie Metcalf as Hillary.

Don't see it if Tired of hearing about Bill and Hillary drama.

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Glenda Jackson, excellent. Saw 1st preview, reviewing based on that not on polished post preview performance. Long-yes, needs work-yes

Don't see it if 3 1/2 hours+, Pure Shakespearean theatre, early previews, needs time to workout kinks, which I'm sure it will.

Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Enchanting, Confusing

See it if Seeing new musicials, interesting, some really beautiful music, staging and choreography. The book/story is a muddled mess.

Don't see it if Old fashion musicals.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if It’s a good ad it’s hype. Nothing better on Broadway today.

Don't see it if Forget it, it’s a show you have to see.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if Enjoy excellent theatre, to me there is not a flaw in the show.

Don't see it if Can only sit in a theatre for less than 2 hour, it’s a thinking persons show - no shade.

Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Tired

See it if Love Cher, love Bob Mackie, love overproduced anything/everything.

Don't see it if You have to pay for the ticket. I was fortunate to have a complementary tickets. Everything about this show is just sad, excluding cast.

Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if Excellent is many ways, excellent performances by many.

Don't see it if Minor flaws in scrip, nothing major, definitely a must see.