Martin 0748

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (106)
50
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Amateurish, Dull, Poorly cast

See it if you like dull old English plays of little import and relevance today.

Don't see it if you don't want to be bored.

91
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want to enjoy the funniest play of the season, top-notch in every respect. A joy from start to finish. The company is sublime.

Don't see it if You are some sort of grinch and don't like comedies. Just stay home and let someone else have the the pleasure.

Also I loved it. May be the best comedy of the year!

68
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Intense, Slow

See it if you have read the book and know what you are in for. Edgy unusual theater experience.

Don't see it if you don't know the book, and don't want to be confused, bored or grossed out.

49
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
Excruciating, Confusing, Overrated

See it if you want to spend 2-1/2 hours confused because you cant understand the lyrics they are singing in this opera, and you just want to listen.

Don't see it if you are not needing a sleeping pill.

100
Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you want to see a Bdway classic in an up close, brilliant, clever, dressed-down production that you will never forget. Fantastic cast.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim and can't get over it. Miss it at your peril!

Also Carolee Carmello is giving the finest performance of her career. It is... Read more Read less

55
During previews
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Boring

See it if you will benefit from another play about drug addiction and its impact on family and friends, and staging that makes the time pass.

Don't see it if you expect a story that might have some resonance in your life. The characters are not interesting and there are no stakes. tedious

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy a well made play, excellent perfs, and top notch production.

Don't see it if you don't like good drama

1
During previews
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Boring, Meandering, Pointless, Pretentious, Dumb

See it if you need two hours of rest. The play is a sleeping pill. Of course, run if you love Annie Baker plays. This play is tedious dreck.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained and enriched. This play belongs in the garbage can along with the actors' empty soda cans and used dishes.

Also A pointless meandering bore about a group of people whose job it is to... Read more Read less

78
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Dated

See it if you relish O'Neill plays, dated as they may be, and want to see a fantastic, over-the-top production in a unique setting.

Don't see it if you don't like dated early 20th plays, with little or no humor, and unsubtle irony.

95
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Epic

See it if you like a good story, brilliant performances, and a fantastic score. Glenn Close giving the performance of a lifetime. Unforgettable

Don't see it if you don't appreciate top-notch musical theater.

80
Picnic
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Romantic

See it if you like a well made play from the 50's, simply but well-staged, and brilliantly acted.

Don't see it if you don't like two intermissions, or plays of a somewhat dated nature.

85
For a previous production
Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you love British farce in the fashion of NOISES OFF. Lots of sight gags and physical comedy, and a hard-working terrific cast. Very amusing!

Don't see it if you don't like British farce, or a cast that is working very hard to wring humor from this somewhat dated genre.

50
Bull in a China Shop
Upper W Side
Disappointing

See it if you like feminist plays featuring lesbian characters, and anachronistic cursing and verbiage.

Don't see it if you resent language at odds with the time and place of the piece, in a dull production that fails to bring the best out of the actors.

79
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy absorbing well-written, acted and directed family drama, that is intelligent, funny and bitter sweet.

Don't see it if if you have no heart and no sense of humor.

79
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you want to see two of Broadway's reigning divas in top form - Lupone and Ebersole are brilliant in an interesting and entertaining story.

Don't see it if you want a serious musical delving deeply into the iconic Arden and Rubenstein stories. The show' s superficial and some of it is lame.

70
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Better than expected, Easy to watch

See it if You want a crowd pleasing simple story that is embellished by excellent cirque de soleil acrobatics, and fine singing. A big production!

Don't see it if you are a discriminating sophisticated theatregoer who really does not like cirque de soleil type performances.

69
Absorbing, Confusing, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like fine acting and direction, and provocative unpredictable theater that leaves you with more questions than answers.

Don't see it if you don't like Matthew Broderick and a distinguished cast that you may find disappointing in this unusual edgy piece.

69
During previews
Quirky, Confusing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Bizarre

See it if you like interesting and challenging developing works that expand horizons, if you like Marissa Tomei, and a lot of unusual sexual content.

Don't see it if sex talk and odd pairings offend you, and if you like a play that has a point you can easily sum up and explain.

68
Dear World
Midtown E
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you adore Tyne Daley and the Jerry Herman score, and generally like the concert version style of Musicals at Mufti

Don't see it if you' re unfamiliar with the piece and don't have the best hearing. There are no mikes, and Daley & Fraser's accents are difficult at times.

80
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a group of expert actors in a well-constructed play of historical theatrical significance.

Don't see it if You don't like nearly 3 hour long talky plays that may not have a message that will resonate with you or transport you.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you'd like to be immersed in a fascinating remembrance of one fine actor written and performed by another. A "must see" for the cognoscenti.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, and have no interest in George Rose or Ed Dixon.

88
The Front Page
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you like great comedic acting by a first rate company, and a clever if somewhat dated book. Terrific production values.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dated, slightly illogical, American comedies, and Nathan Lane et al who star in this fun evening.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You enjoy great theatre beautifully produced and staged, with impressive performances and a thoughtful story.

Don't see it if you are looking for a conventional musical comedy experience, were you don't need to pay close attention to what is happening.

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Original

See it if you want to experience the finest non-musical theatrical event on Broadway.

Don't see it if you have no brain and want mindless entertainment.

85
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you like the story, and appreciate innovative staging.

Don't see it if you expect a full out scenic production or a show that will reach the emotional heights of the motion picture version.

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you generally enjoy SITP and, well-acted and well-spoken lively updated interpretations of classics.

Don't see it if you don't like modernized versions of Shakespeare plays, or Shakespeare in the Park.

67
Magical colorful production -

See it if you must, and if you have youngsters who know the story.

Don't see it if you don't like cartoon characters.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you like terrific musical theatre, with great story, perfs and production values. I never saw the film and thought the show was magnificent.

Don't see it if you don't care for the film at all, and don't like imaginative musical staging.

47
During previews
Venus
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see an elaborate revival of this rarely produced work, and are interested in the subject matter-perhaps it will resonate 4U

Don't see it if you are seeking a stimulating, meaningful play, that doesn't put you to sleep.

Also I left at intermission.

50
The Roundabout
Midtown E
Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if drawing room English comedy of manners interest you and you don't mind a lot of shrill, clipped bad accents.

Don't see it if you expect to learn anything or be transported. I could barely remember what the thing was about by the time I got home.

50
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Ambitious, Nothing too profound

See it if you like the 4 actors, who are doing their typical, predictable shtick. It is an interesting, but not original idea for a theater piece.

Don't see it if you want a play that can't make up its mind whether it is serious or comic, or that makes all too much logical sense. The 90 mins dragged.

Also I admit to having been predisposed to disliking it. I am not a fan of ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Magnificent, Classic, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you possibly can. Brilliant revival of national treasure, w/outstanding perfs, staging, production values etc. A life-enhancing experience.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy, Bette Midler, or are dead!

90
Great writing, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Sondheim, art, humanity, and stellar performances. A must-see for musical theatre lovers.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fast. funny, and loud musical with dancing and chorus girls.

90
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Resonant, Touching,

See it if you want to laugh and cry, and have a great evening. Monica is marvelous.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows, and don't like to laugh.

49
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Muddled, Poorly written, Weird

See it if you like interesting ideas, an elaborate production, and good performances.

Don't see it if you like to take-away something from a play you see. This is a muddle, yet there are worthwhile elements.

69
The New Yorkers
Midtown W
Dated, Fluffy, Insipid, Slow, Great singing

See it if you like an old-fashioned show with a parade of great songs and terrific singing, and you don't mind a mess of a silly book.

Don't see it if you like coherent logical musical theater.

85
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of Harvey Fierstein and enjoy a well-written, smartly-directed, and beautifully performed play that resonates with meaning.

Don't see it if you don't like Fierstein or plays about gay men and the history of gay intolerance and acceptance in the last 50 or so years.

81
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you need a couple of hours of laughter in the theater. A spectacular performance by Jordan Ahnquist alone is worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if you don't like slapstick comedy, or shows with audience participation.

60
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Confusing, Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you loved the movie it is based on, and expect that moments in this new show will bring happy memories of what you enjoyed in the film.

Don't see it if unless you like quirky offbeat shows with lots of silliness, based on a movie you probably must see in order to understand what is going on

Also Weak material and a very slight show. I never saw or read about the fi... Read more Read less

90
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy modern relationship plays that combine humor and sadness, and a gay protagonist longing for a significant other...

Don't see it if dislike plays about twenty somethings dealing with relationship issues, friendship, love and sex.

68
Linda
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a well-acted but dated story about a woman trying to have it all, and failing.

Don't see it if you expect to be enlightened or learn something new from a play. This one rehashes themes we have seen again and again.

65
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Dull, Banal

See it if you have trouble falling asleep. This is an effective sleeping pill.

Don't see it if you like coherent, logical, touching stories about families and young people. This one is off the charts.

99
Ambitious, Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like intelligent, absorbing, beautifully written and outstandingly performed musical theater.

Don't see it if the subject of teenage suicide turns you off.

Also A brilliant piece, even more engaging now than it was last season off-... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intense, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like the Williams and are open to a brilliantly acted, but spare new production that casts a different light on this classic work.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a bare stage new interpretation, despite the presence of a generally marvelous cast.

Also Sally Field broke my heart. Joe Mantello and Finn Wittrock are superb.... Read more Read less

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During previews
When It's You
Midtown W
Banal, Slow, Poorly performed

See it if you like 70 minute monologues without insight or point delivered by an actress who does not project her voice or take command of the stage.

Don't see it if you want to learn anything or be entertained.

Also First preview - ok. We were warned by the director that the actress mi... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Dated

See it if you generally like good musicals, pleasant singing and good choreography, and a decent enough story line.

Don't see it if you are seeking exceptional entertainment for your dollar, and something that you will long remember and will resonate with you.

70
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Slow, Entertaining, Banal

See it if you generally like musicals and enjoy good singing, interesting staging, and a neat tied up ending.

Don't see it if you want more than just fluffy generic entertainment, and find clichéd characters irritating. Also, don't go if you don't like a capella.

65
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you think this a going to be some great show, and you liked the film.

Don't see it if you expect a mature, sensitive translation of the touching film to the stage. This is a heavy handed, often silly, production.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a great time in the theatre.

Don't see it if you are expecting something artistic, high-minded, and moving.

85
Privacy
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you want to be entertained for 2-1/2 hours by an interesting theatrical event, and a skillful cast and well-directed production.

Don't see it if you have no understanding or do not care about social media and the internet.