Mark TSQ149

New York City | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (44)
79
Mary Jane
East Village
Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Excruciating, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a Carrie Coons fan and you have a high tolerance for seeing someone cope with a devastatingly depressing turn of events.

Don't see it if you are easily depressed or have a high sensitivity to hospitals, medical adversity, or sick children.

20
During previews
Excruciating, Indulgent, Disappointing, Naive, Ill-conceived

See it if you're a Peter Pan fanatic who needs to see anything related to Barrie's character.

Don't see it if you're not a masochist looking to sit through 90 minutes of dreck.

88
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an expertly performed classic that resonates as much today as when it was written.

Don't see it if broad socio-political farce is not your cup of tea.

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you would appreciate an inventive, thoughtful, & unusual take on the events of 9/11.

Don't see it if you are still sensitive or easily upset by conjuring up memories of 9/11 and its immediate aftermath.

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Dated, Great musicianship, Spotty

See it if you want to see Glenn Close's legendary performance and hear the score superbly played by a full orchestra.

Don't see it if you don't like Glenn Close or the original film. The two romantic leads are a bit duddy and their romance is old-fashioned.

90
For a previous production
Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Funny, Masterful

See it if you want to be dazzled by incredible comic timing, physical gymnastics, and one of the most amazing sets you'll ever see.

Don't see it if you are not big on raucous physical comedy and are looking for a narrative of some consequence.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see a classic American play whose many layers are as relevant (or even more so), today as when it was written. Exquisite cast.

Don't see it if you don't like very traditionally structured plays with a single set and three acts.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you are an Arthur Miller fan and want to watch an expert cast deliver on an intelligent and moving script.

Don't see it if you find Arthur Miller too talky and intellectual, or are looking for a new interpretation of the text.

78
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a bold take on a classic. Sam Gold's concept has its moments but ultimately doesn't serve Williams's vision. Sally Fields is great

Don't see it if you are not ready to let go of all of the other productions of this play that you have seen and go in with fresh eyes.

98
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Masterful

See it if you like joyous colors and dancing, and want to witness, in Bette Midler, what will go down as one of Broadway's legendary performances.

Don't see it if if you don't like Bette Midler or classing Broadway musicals.

79
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Dated, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey and want a refresher on what a certain crossection of NYC was like in the 1990s.

Don't see it if you want a fresh take on this material or if mind looking at an ugly set for 90+ minutes.

79
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Dated, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a classic of the American Theater staged in a fresh and exhilarating way.

Don't see it if you don't like highly stylized text, acting, and staging.

75
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Relevant, Stale

See it if you would appreciate an old-fashioned, not particularly original, look at how gay male relationships have evolved in the last 50 years.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh take on the evolution of gay male relationships in the last 50 years.

70
Ambitious, Dated, Dizzying, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you have never seen the show and want to fill a gap in your knowledge of important 20th century theatrical works.

Don't see it if you expect a clear narrative and have a low threshold for chaotic presentation.

70
Disappointing, Banal, Great staging, Slow, Great acting

See it if you're a David Byrne fan and if you aren't already familiar with he Joan of Arc story.

Don't see it if you're looking for new insight into or a new way of looking at the Joan of Arc story.

79
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Fluffy, Silly

See it if you are in the mood for a big, splashy, and over-done family musical.

Don't see it if you're looking for something artistic or if you have a Disney aversion.

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you like on your comedy fast-paced, raucous, smart, chock-full of popular culture references, and somewhat surreal.

Don't see it if you expect a a logical story or traditional narrative.

79
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny

See it if You like an old-fashioned "Hey kids! Let's put on a show!" musical.

Don't see it if If you don't like stereotypical Broadway fluff where the performers/dancers are smiling all the time.

81
Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you like terrific acting and Machiavellian characters.

Don't see it if ff you wouldn't appreciate a "talky" show where most of "action" consists of the lead characters psychologically manipulating each other.

47
During previews
Cliched, Stale, Well-meaning, Simplistic, Banal

See it if you would enjoy a well-meaning musical with its heart in the right place and don't mind trite lyrics and a banal script.

Don't see it if you expect more than a cliche-ridden book peopled with characters that are one dimensional stereotypes.

48
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Amateurish, Well-meaning

See it if for a good-intentioned depiction of racial, economic, and class disparity in America.

Don't see it if If you want some new insight or a fresh take on the issue of racial, economic, and class disparity in America.

92
During previews
A Life
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like a thoughtful look at the circle of life that is well-staged and well-acted.

Don't see it if If you don't want to feel a little sad at the end or if you've never asked yourself what life's meaning is.

79
Charm
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to be entertained and moved by a great set of characters of a type too often under-represented in mainstream theater and film.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a well developed treatment of the gender/transgender theme. The characters are more interesting than the play as a whole.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Moving

See it if you are interested in what this controversial "lightning rod" has to say about surviving these difficult times.

Don't see it if Michael Moore easily gets under your skin, or if you are expecting a thoroughly realized theatrical experience.

55
Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Great acting, Gimmicky

See it if you are an Oscar Isaac fan--his great performance/interpretation is by far this production's highlight. Peter Friedman is also excellent.

Don't see it if if this is your first Hamlet, unless you read it first, or if you wouldn't appreciate a production with a lot of meaningless gimmicks.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like your musicals to have real substance and to address issues that our society deals with daily. Also to see Ben Platt's great perf.

Don't see it if if light and fluffy is your idea of what a Broadway musical should be.

85
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you are a fan of the book, although I think all can appreciate it. The show does a nice job of vividly bringing Orwell's tale to life.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about just how bad it can get under a totalitarian state.

90
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic

See it if even if you are not a fan of the movie. It is charming, raucous, tuneful, and has a great lead in Andy Karl.

Don't see it if if you don't like fantasy mixed with equal parts zaniness, cynicism, and romance.

85
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of political/historical p[lays and want to see a well-directed and acted "recreation" of a bit of recent history.

Don't see it if you are easily frustrated by the futility of trying to make inroads in the Middle East peace process.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you are a Christian Borle fan and for the few numbers that show off Basil Twist's work.

Don't see it if you are expecting razzle-dazzle larger-than-life stage pictures and special effects.

68
Bandstand
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you like a show with an earnest message told through cliched Broadway razz-matazz choreography that works against the real story.

Don't see it if if constant movement and "jazz hands" are not your idea of good dancing.

90
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you would like a show that has a real dialogue with history and resonates in today's political, social, and cultural climate.

Don't see it if you are not interested ,in history and the way it informs our present

60
Amelie
Midtown W
Insipid, Romantic, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Phillipa Soo and if you already know the story and liked it.

Don't see it if precious characters and situations annoy you.

79
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see two musical legends Lupone and Ebersole chew up the stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for an original or subtle book.

80
The Light Years
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like a character-driven piece that looks at the confluence of history.

Don't see it if You need a narrative that tied up into a neat little bundle at show's end.

90
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you appreciate character-driven narrative and challenging subject matter. Also, if you are are a John Kander fan.

Don't see it if you expect a sunny musical with catchy songs and dance numbers. Also, if you're sensitive to the subject of child endangerment/abuse.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant

See it if you really want to be moved by this show like never before

Don't see it if you like your Broadway musicals with lots of fluff and razz-matazz.

65
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing, Tuneful

See it if you are a Jessie Mueller fan and if you want to be blown away by Christopher Fitzgerald's specialty number. (And if you like pie!)

Don't see it if you would find the idea of a married pregnant woman having a passionate affair with her married ob-gyn icky.

83
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Funny, Slow

See it if you appreciate a production that runs like a well-oiled machine and is full of virtuosic performances from great stage actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh take on the media business's obsession with money and fame.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Epic

See it if you want to feel like you are part of the production and have the rare opportunity to be with some great actors in a very intimate setting.

Don't see it if you're a real traditionalist and wouldn't appreciate a very macho take on the play.

76
During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Off-putting, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy an odd mash-up of surreal satire, goofy humor and macabre narrative.

Don't see it if you want a traditional show with a consistent tone and are easily creeped- out.

64
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious, Banal

See it if style and spectacle over substance are what matters to you.

Don't see it if anything other than a banal love story matters to you or if you're looking for the elements that make Tolstoy's War & Peace so compelling.

47
Plenty
East Village
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if you like Corey Stoll and/or Rachel Weisz (although she is not at her best here)

Don't see it if you can't bear the thought of spending 2 hours with a self-absorbed, abrasive, and psychotic British woman.

34
The Encounter
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if If you like radio shows.

Don't see it if You want to see something theatrically interesting.