meccentric

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I'm probably alone in an aisle seat.
Reviews (199)
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.

80
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.

58
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

100
During previews
Seminal, Transcendent, Spectacular, Sweeping, Inspiring

See it if you like seeing the National Theatre flex its government subsidized muscles, identify with the play, or...just see it.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or cannot endure a two-parter.

Also like most National productions, this one fires on all cylinders throug... Read more Read less

87
Arresting, Enchanting, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if you wanna be swept up in an enchanting tale that simultaneously casts a hopeful light on mental illness and the power of artistic expression

Don't see it if you have no intention of shedding your uncultured hide.

Also Mark Rylance is an absolute force of nature and the script is both ent... Read more Read less

65
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Fine

See it if you love Thurman and/or the dramatization of 2016 political intrigue sounds appealing.

Don't see it if you’re hyper-aware of dialogue or topicality isn’t your thing.

Also it’s not nearly as bad as the reviews, but it certainly isn’t great.

90
Hold These Truths
East Village
Vital

See it if you reside in the United States.

Don't see it if you are medically incapable of sitting still for 90 minutes.

89
Spooky, Charming, Moving, Clever

See it if you'd like to see a telling of the classic tale that is without fluff and true to the darkness of Dickens' original short story.

Don't see it if the absence of high-budget set and costumes is a deal breaker for you.

Also Perhaps the truest rendition of A Christmas Carol I have seen on stage... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Absurd, Light, Amusing

See it if you like living room comedies and the names attached.

Don't see it if you don’t like absurdism and open-ended conclusions.

Also Schumer’s part is the meatiest with loads of comic gems. Unfortunately... Read more Read less

91
Transportive, Hypnotic, Light, Gentle, Evanescent

See it if you are sensitive and would like a pleasant, romantic, ethereal escape.

Don't see it if you have ADD.

Also it's gloriously simple. There's not a ton of drama, but the music was ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Vital, Intense, Riveting

See it if you are open to a powerful, honest, and disturbing exploration of race, violence, social conditioning, and morality.

Don't see it if you are faint-hearted!

Also Cho has written an extremely gripping play that is only going to get m... Read more Read less

53
For a previous production
Stuffed
Midtown W
Dry

See it if you're a big fan of Lampanelli.

Don't see it if you're easily offended or don't enjoy thin plots.

Also it's more of a glorified standup routine than a play. I love the senti... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Dated

See it if you're a big fan of the material, McGovern, or the genre.

Don't see it if you can't sit through an excruciating first act.

Also it does pick up quite nicely, but the first third is ambien.

88
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy character driven dramas and powerful female performances.

Don't see it if you like clean cut finishes, strict adherence to traditional narrative structure, and black and white moral relativism.

74
Confusing, Fascinating, Intricate

See it if you love immersive theater and are a long-time participant in live theater in any capacity.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stairs or plot-less, avante garde offerings.

Also audience logistics in this piece alone are a spectacle to behold. Cert... Read more Read less

100
Haunting, Strange, Exquisite

See it if you are open to a deconstruction of western theatre in general.

Don't see it if you often say "that was too weird for me."

Also this was my second time seeing this production, the first time being a... Read more Read less

64
Raw Bacon from Poland
Lower E Side
Cliched, Clever

See it if veteran PTSD is a heavy interest for you.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see the performance of the year.

Also the set and lighting design is the star here, evoking the strongest an... Read more Read less

80
Fun, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if you want some light-hearted, yet still touching, inventive musical fare.

Don't see it if you're choosing this show to avoid crassness. It's actually here and used generously (in mostly clever instances).

Also this is the biggest surprise of the season for me. I thought for sure ... Read more Read less

80
Indecent
Midtown W
Refreshing

See it if you're at all intrigued by Yiddish theatre history or the concept of censorship.

Don't see it if it sounds offensive to you after reading a plot synopsis.

Also Taichman's direction is the MVP here. Stunning images provide the play... Read more Read less

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

92
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.

76
During previews
Fluffy, Fun, High belting

See it if you enjoy mindless, fluffy fun and love a high belt.

Don't see it if you really dislike the source material.

Also all of the new material is mostly unnecessary: not an asset, not a lia... Read more Read less

74
Clever

See it if you like storytelling as an artform and/or Lithgow.

Don't see it if you don't like storytelling. Seriously, this is storytelling, not a play.

63
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Slow, Overwrought, Relevant

See it if Muslim identity is of heavy interest for you.

Don't see it if you're impatient.

Also could've very easily accomplished its objective in 90 minutes. Be sure... Read more Read less

71
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Clunky, Great acting

See it if you’ve never seen this script produced before and enjoy a live Owen.

Don't see it if you’ve seen the original production and production value is important to you.

Also Ha and Owen save this production. Frankly, Taymour should be ashamed.

80
Hundred Days
East Village
Romantic, Electric, Unconventional

See it if you absolutely love folk-rock music.

Don't see it if a concert with a story line is not traditional enough for you.

Also the bottom line is Abigail Bengson's voice alone warrants the price of... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Formulaic, Fun, Overproduced, Unnecessary

See it if you're an out of town visitor with kids in tow.

Don't see it if you're looking for something inventive.

70
During previews
Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Offensive, Great production, terrible source material

See it if you love Ahrens and Flaherty and this piece in particular.

Don't see it if you're woke on POC (especially interracial) or women's issues. This disaster of a book, does (clap) not (clap) hold (clap) up.

Also everything about this production is wonderful: the staging, the cast, ... Read more Read less

48
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Great cast, Uneven material, Great lighting

See it if a Grateful Dead tribute band + some amusement park level narrative sounds like a fun time.

Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with the Grateful Dead and love musical theatre.

Also the narrative is rammed into these songs. A collection of vignettes wo... Read more Read less

92
During previews
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Resonant, Heartfelt, Profound, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you have a working mind, beating heart, and two hours and thirty minutes worth of patience.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be hit over the head with dystopia.

Also Zoe Kazan has marvelously crafted three complex characters that are th... Read more Read less

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Intense, Excruciating

See it if you haven't been scared off and want to see the most effective and intentional spectacle on Broadway.

Don't see it if you know why. Yes, it's gruesome.

76
During previews
KPOP
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Shallow, Dazzling, Great dancing

See it if pop music (in general, not just KPop) is your thing. If the idea of a dramatized Britney Spears concert excites you.

Don't see it if weak dialogue is insufferable to you.

Also the song and dance sequences are UNREAL. There is no weak link in the ... Read more Read less

81
For a previous production
Entertaining

See it if you need a simple, good laugh.

Don't see it if you're planning a post-show discussion with your date.

62
Confusing, Disappointing, Lush

See it if you are an immersive theatre junkie.

Don't see it if narrative is a necessity for you.

88
During previews
Enchanting

See it if you want to be swept away in a dreamy, light, perfect production for a summer evening.

Don't see it if ...you're STILL bitter about Caesar and are going to rush the stage. Go home.

Also Burstein and Ashford are wonderful examples of musical theater perform... Read more Read less

42
Confusing, Muddled

See it if you're desperate to see Diane Lane on stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for a refreshing staging of a Chekhov play. There are ideas here, but none of them are coherent or cohesive.

76
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful

See it if you're a Kevin Kline and/or Noel Coward fan.

Don't see it if you're not into British farce, especially Noel Coward.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Reliable, Worthy

See it if you have eyes and ears.

Don't see it if you have preconceived, dated notions about race on stage or a disposition to hate due to overzealous hype.