Matthew85NYC

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (18)
75
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you're a fan of Charles Busch, enjoy classic movies, love classic actresses like Ruth Chatterton, Bette Davis, etc, love campy melodrama.

Don't see it if You don't like over the top camp melodrama. Don't really get classic film references, though it's still enjoyable even if you don't.

95
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Resonant, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy intelligent funny plays with dramatic tones. Great acting. Have parents getting older and wonder why you aren't finding love.

Don't see it if You don't like funny dramas. Tired of seeing Michael Urie play Michael Urie in everything he does. Don't like a fast-paced shows. Sitcomish.

40
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You enjoy plays that are slow and don't go anywhere. Plays that have potential but squander that potential. Long monologues. Great set!

Don't see it if You want to see a drama, a comedy. This play didn't know what it wanted to be and chose to be nothing but blah. Monotone, slow-paced. Waste.

70
Funny, Great writing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You enjoy stand-up comedy. It's not a one-woman show. It's a stand-up show. If you like slightly raunchy comedy about blowjobs.

Don't see it if You'd prefer an actual plot/show or don't care for an entire show about blowjobs.

65
One in Two
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to see a three character play about three black men and the HIV stigma that surrounds them. It's a topic that's not shown a lot.

Don't see it if You don't like linear plays, with plot/characters. This is more of a message/idea play where the cast is just there for the playwright.

50
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if You want to learn about the Crown Heights riots in the 90s when the black and Jewish communities went to war with each other; one man shows.

Don't see it if You're not into monotone acting, shows with not a lot of action and just a series of monologues. This play is better read than seen.

45
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Great writing

See it if You enjoy seeing plays about pretty white gay people and their petty problems; you enjoy Queer as Folk. If you like non-diverse gay plays.

Don't see it if You can't sit through long plays; if you don't care for nudity; if you don't like plays about pretty, privileged white gay male culture.

70
Absorbing, Intelligent, Confusing

See it if You are a fan of Florian Zeller, you like plays about old age, great looking set/lighting design, sad stories about old age and dying.

Don't see it if You're expecting action, racing, crackling dialogue, provocative, edgy, nudity, violence, etc. It's a softer, but still sad play.

80
Make Believe
Midtown W
Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that have strong adult actors, great sets, mix of funny and dark drama, and jumps time.

Don't see it if you like child actors, don't like plays that explain things only to have them re-explained all over again.

75
During previews
Endlings
East Village
Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Clever

See it if Enjoy smaller stages, want to learn about a culture other than American, want to see underwater on the stage, fun characters, great staging.

Don't see it if You don't like soapbox type plays, plays were actors are breaking the 4th wall a lot.

80
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Jerry Herman, are interested in silent movies, and love great music scores and fantastic backup singers and dancers. Great songs!

Don't see it if You don't like concert musicals. Don't like poor books to musicals. It really is choppy and the ending is depressing, but based on facts.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You know the story, which every American should by now. Love seeing Ed Harris (he's great!)

Don't see it if You're tired of this story in all it's forms. I'll admit Sorkin didn't bring anything new. Get annoyed by changing sets every five minutes.

65
'Twas the Night Before
Upstate New York
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy watching a bunch of people swinging and such on various things like silk ropes, ropes, metal bars, etc. Kind of long and drawn out

Don't see it if You enjoy big bright spectacles. Only plus was seven guys as reindeer/candy cane unicorns. Instead, go to Big Apple Circus or Rockettes!

85
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You love funny/dark mixed together. Great female character. If you don't mind moving around to see different scenes upfold. Crackling words.

Don't see it if You would rather stay in your seat the entire time. This play has the audience split into four groups and see different scenes unfold.

50
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You enjoy talking musicals, singers with nasal voices, overacting, very cliched plotlines to follow, don't have to think much for the price.

Don't see it if You like musicals with more substance. If you like songs that sound different from one another. If you don't like cardboard characters.

75
Betrayal
Midtown W
Indulgent, Intelligent, Refreshing, Overrated, Absorbing

See it if You love Harold Pinter, have ever cheated on someone or been cheated on, like mature talking dramas, enjoy British plays.

Don't see it if You're not into talking plays (you know what I mean), you don't like seeing intimate plays done on large stages.

65
During previews
Cliched, Confusing, Funny, Intense, Overrated

See it if You like plays where there are no real characters, just pawn pieces to showcase the author's agenda and softcore porn. Funny slave roleplay.

Don't see it if You're for interrarial coupling, you don't like nudity or softcore porn on stage, you don't like race plays where there's no real story.

49
The Exes
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if To support lesser-known, off-Broadway theatres, nice set, intimate theatre space.

Don't see it if Over acting, actors who talk towards the audience instead of each other, bad blocking, cliched bad sitcom pilot script.