meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (232)
81
During previews
Solid, Clever

See it if you enjoy this story but are also open to some updates to it.

Don't see it if you're a devout and haughty purist for the novel.

Also this is a fine adaptation, but ya'll are acting like this production i... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Wild, Racy, Shocking, Hilarious

See it if you are game for just about anything on stage.

Don't see it if you know who you are. There is a trigger warning on the door and hired staff to address post-show trauma.

Also Slave Play crawled into my subconscious and scrawled its images onto m... Read more Read less

87
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you’d enjoy a hilarious exegesis on shame and identity.

Don't see it if the legroom in the Hayes Theatre will end your life in three hours.

Also Urie is a young Kevin Kline. Physical comedy, specificity, and vulnera... Read more Read less

73
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Spectacular glenn close, Uneven

See it if you are willing to sit through two hours of semi-tedium to eventually see electric work by Close.

Don't see it if you don’t care about star power.

Also though she isn’t a leading player, Van Patten’s performance leaves muc... Read more Read less

94
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Slow burn, Chilling, Detailed

See it if you love solving puzzles and minimal exposition.

Don't see it if you don’t have a three hour attention span.

Also you can’t kill a frog by dropping it straight into boiling water, but ... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Fast, Relevant

See it if you typically find plays inaccessible.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a deep dive into the politics of journalism.

Also the script is on-par with a trendy Netflix series: mostly benign and a... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Heartbreaking, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Lonnergan’s writing style and lived-in, heavyweight acting.

Don't see it if you dislike slice of life plays.

Also the production, shockingly, is a large departure from Neugebauer’s uni... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Pretty, Transportive, Evanescent, Forgettable

See it if you likes themes of Americana evoked by Bob Dylan music.

Don't see it if you are not open to a show that can neither be defined as a jukebox musical or a play with music.

Also Girl from the North Country manages to be a moving evening with atmosp... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Vital, Inspiring, Compelling, Funny

See it if storytelling and Ted Talks are mediums you enjoy.

Don't see it if you want to see theatre with a capital T.

Also the young debaters (Thursday Williams 2040) are dynamite. This also co... Read more Read less

68
Cute, Amusing, Jukebox

See it if you love a whimsical, optimistic distraction.

Don't see it if you do not like jukebox musicals.

83
Thought-provoking, Uncomfortable

See it if you don't mind learning a lesson through ever-so-slight masochism.

Don't see it if you cannot bear second-hand embarrassment.

Also I changed my score after thinking about this overnight. ... Read more Read less

84
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Powerful, Episodic, Intricate

See it if you enjoy the way Letts crafts three dimensional characters through specificity and how Neugebauer can endow a gesture with meaning.

Don't see it if you don’t like dramas or must root for the protagonist.

99
The Damned
Upper E Side
Revolutionary, Bleak, Meticulous, Spectacular

See it if you want to see a new frontier in theatrical staging.

Don't see it if you are offended by excessive nudity and violence.

Also these are images that will haunt a lifetime.

75
Skintight
Midtown W
Amusing, Light

See it if you LOVE Menzel and enjoy a nice distraction.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or earth-shattering.

84
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Intense, Vulgar, Impressive, Funny

See it if you enjoy storytelling.

Don't see it if you cannot handle excruciating explanations of violence; for me, it was worse than seeing it.

Also simply because this production is playing immediately after Harry Clar... Read more Read less

82
Hilarious, Clever, Quirky, Endearing

See it if you are a fan of Kroll and Mulaney.

Don't see it if you are strictly here to see a play.

Also I did indeed see this production live, I just realized I hadn't review... Read more Read less

86
Compelling, Heavy, Great ensemble

See it if you enjoy O'Neill's spiraling, depressive world-view executed with great finesse.

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a heavy, deeply dramatic, four hour non-musical.

50
Laborious, Ambitious

See it if you love Churchill and especially the topics covered in the play.

Don't see it if you don't think theatre should feel like homework.

Also Chavkin's reputation should not be marred by this. This really is a gr... Read more Read less

82
Travesties
Midtown W
Wacky, Sharp, Intelligent

See it if you know you enjoy Stoppard or have an open and willing mind to engage with absurdist theatre.

Don't see it if you just like to be entertained or don’t think you should have to “work” to enjoy a play.

90
During previews
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Searing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy character studies/dramas.

Don't see it if you dislike heavy themes.

Also this August Wilson-esque script handled by five powerhouse actors is t... Read more Read less

90
Spectacular, Theatrical, Must see, Magical

See it if you have read all 7 books.

Don't see it if you're completely unfamiliar with the franchise.

Also I attended the opening performance on April 22. A night I'll never for... Read more Read less

89
Dutch Masters
East Village
Arresting, Funny, Profound, Powerful

See it if you are a human being capable of sitting still for 70 minutes.

Don't see it if you cannot sit still for 70 minutes.

Also this is excellence on every front. There is no reason for anyone not t... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great writing, Ambitious, Sparse

See it if you love this text and/or Marin Ireland.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy Tennessee Williams.

Also the staging is visually intriguing upon entering the space. Bold choic... Read more Read less

88
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great writing, Thoughtful, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you love character-driven stories and dialogue.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy character driven stories with heavy dialogue.

Also Kenneth Lonergan’s rich sense of character is enchanting. I found myse... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Masterclass acting

See it if you want to see spectacular acting.

Don't see it if you don’t like to use your brain.

86
Sharp, Fast, Insightful

See it if you enjoy a brisk, 80 minute romp with some social themes.

Don't see it if there's no reason not to.

78
During previews
Choreographic spectacle, Predictable

See it if you enjoy Nicholaw’s by-the-book style.

Don't see it if contemporary musical theatre hasn’t excited you lately.

40
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Spectacular, Clunky, Unintentionally funny

See it if you must see the puppet. And I’ll admit, it is worth seeing.

Don't see it if you are satisfied with seeing video of the puppet. There is NOTHING else worthwhile to see here.

Also thank u, next.

67
During previews
Poor acting, Heavy-handed, Didactic, Important

See it if you’re in the mood for a thought-provoking, well-paced play with actors you like.

Don't see it if despite everything, I think everyone should see this.

Also this play has issues, but that doesn’t make its subject matter any les... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Good

See it if you'd like to see a solid drama about passive/active resistance.

Don't see it if you don't like "political" dramas.

Also the performances just aren't as lived in as the set looks. Gevinson is... Read more Read less

58
Run of the mill

See it if romantic comedy is your choice of hill to die on.

Don't see it if romantic comedy is not your choice of hill to die on.

79
During previews
Long, Great acting

See it if you have experience on or backstage with classical theater.

Don't see it if you are not at all interested in Shakespeare or gender-identity in casting.

Also McTeer and Harner elevate a first draft script.

55
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Sloppy, Great staging

See it if crass British humor is your jam.

Don't see it if you expect peak precision and discipline on Broadway.

Also aside from one player, the dialect work is astonishingly bad across th... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Great design, Great acting, Great compilation, Great direction

See it if you’ve ever wanted to find a way to see the Henry VI portion of the War of the Roses in a compact, streamlined production.

Don't see it if you are averse to Shakespeare.

Also this is is an outstanding Shakespeare history production, full stop. M... Read more Read less

69
Slick, Cute, Tired

See it if you enjoy parody and the Potter universe.

Don't see it if you think you have a sophisticated sense of humor.

Also I didn’t laugh until well past the halfway point, but the show definit... Read more Read less

9
During previews
Yikes

See it if you think LGBT folk, Indians, Judaism, or dwarfism make great punchlines and female characters' sole purpose is to romantically match w/ men

Don't see it if you enjoy theatre.

Also have you ever been held hostage by a child who wants to put on a show ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Unfunny, Unfocused, Lethargic

See it if you’d like to support the communities involved in the ensemble (though a monetary donation is probably a better idea).

Don't see it if you’re expecting to see an entertaining, cohesive production.

Also Taub’s music, aside from two songs, unnecessarily dominates the evenin... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Overflowing, Flashy, Fascinating, Funny

See it if you're intrigued by Creole culture.

Don't see it if you like for a script to pick one issue and really explore it from all angles.

Also there is a LOT happening here. It's mostly solid. The Beyoncè pre-show... Read more Read less

74
Funny, Entertaining, Complacent, Starry

See it if you love the cast.

Don't see it if you don't love gratuitous star casting.

Also I felt that the volume of stars in the cast was actually a hindrance t... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Interesting, Striking

See it if you enjoy avant-garde theatre.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy having to sit through dialogue delivered at a deliberately glacial pace.

Also I can’t help but think this could’ve been better performed in the orig... Read more Read less

74
Great writing, Sharp, Great acting, Awful set

See it if you love Shaw and his ability to wield language and address social issues that are STILL relevant.

Don't see it if a wordy, three hour play is too much for you.

Also Shaw's feminism never fails to astonish me. Topical and relevant in al... Read more Read less

85
Deft, Masterpiece

See it if you enjoy Eugene O'Neill's dark sense of writing and/or technically difficult, wordy acting.

Don't see it if you don't like 3+ hour domestic dramas.

Also yet ANOTHER London transfer (Yerma, Harry Potter, Angels in America, T... Read more Read less

89
Harry Clarke
West Village
Fascinating, Impressive, Memorable

See it if you are interested in the craft of acting.

Don't see it if you are pretentiously unpretentious.

Also acting in its purest form. Crudup is impeccable.

78
Great singing, Great choreography, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy classic scores and stunning choreography.

Don't see it if you know the problematic book is a deal-breaker.

Also the editing of the script, while a wecome update, is clunky. Unlike Ba... Read more Read less

92
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Hipster nirvana, Majestic, Meditative, Dizzying

See it if you enjoyed Hundred Days and/or like folk rock musical theatre.

Don't see it if you like very traditional narrative structure.

Also if you were to blend Urban Outfitters and pour it into a musical theat... Read more Read less

75
Beautiful, Enlightening

See it if you are an empathetic person willing to broaden your horizons.

Don't see it if you are judgmental and unwilling to acknowledge another's plight.

56
Disappointing, Overt, Flashy

See it if ...I think everyone has already made up their mind re: whether or not they’re going.

Don't see it if see above.

Also I think I’m too much a fan of the film. I’ve seen it 20+ times and can... Read more Read less

59
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Intimate, Meandering, Thought-provoking, Unfocused

See it if you enjoy melodrama.

Don't see it if you dislike intimate staging and/or suffer secondhand embarrassment.

Also there are flashes of brilliance in this script, but ultimately it does... Read more Read less

87
Yerma
Upper E Side
Dizzying, Great staging, Intense, Heavy

See it if you want to see a dazzling descent into madness.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to heavy themes.

Also I don't know that I loved this script. It almost feels like it's 3/4 e... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Glorious, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy the most classic of classic musicals.

Don't see it if you think Lerner and Lowe “fixed” George Bernard Shaw’s story.

Also Hadden-Patton and Ambrose are truly remarkable. Their chemistry is siz... Read more Read less