Member 62125836

Upper Manhattan | 50-64 | Male
About:  I go to one Broadway and several Off-B'way shows a month. I love musicals, I like dramas, & occasionally I'll see something experimental: Off-Off B'way. I belong to a multitude of theater discount services. Show Score is #1 for receiving accurate info about a show (from the audience). Going alone is... Read more Read less
Reviews (63)
100
Great singing, Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful, Great dancing

See it if I saw this production with Donna Murphy as Dolly Madison. I wasn't disappointed!! Everything about this show was PERFECT! Just Go See It ;~)

Don't see it if If you only want to see the show's star: Ms. Midler, check the schedule to see when Bette will be back in the production. But Donna's Great!

50
During previews
Raunchy, Great singing, Intense, Epic, Slave-oriented

See it if If you're a fan of Black women with over-sized derrières, then this show is for you! If you'd like to see a period piece about exploitation!

Don't see it if You'd like to keep your dignity intact! You're NOT a fan of Minstrel shows about "The Black Plight". You don't wanna see a white man cooked!

50
Dizzying, Edgy, Excruciating, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You like rap music like the songs in Hamilton. If you know who "The Wu Tang Clan" is; and you want to see rich people get what they deserve.

Don't see it if If you hate rap music - with a passion! If you don't want to see 85-min about a douch-bag! You don't like the idea of being insulted as art.

49
During previews
Samara
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Slow

See it if You like seeing shows that are way off the beaten path. See it if you like seeing very long exposition-type speeches from every cast member.

Don't see it if You want to see a fully realized production ~ that is not in the experimental stages. Do not see it if you're looking for something comedic.

50
Rules
Upper W Side
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound

See it if If experimental theatre is your thing; if you are into actors who do very long monologues; if you like plays with anarchistic-type of vibes.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of plays with a Big-Brother-Is-Watching/Too-Many-Rules vibe. If you're not a fan of politically-charged multi-media plays.

24
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing, Raunchy, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of a show where society has fallen to the point of eating babies to survive; if a play that moves at a snail's pace is alright.

Don't see it if You like a show with "Snap-Crackle & Pop", this ain't it. You want singing & dancing, go see Cats! Lots of perversion. It never took off :~(

70
Great writing, Great singing, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Alcohol-inducing

See it if 1. Getting 3 free drinks is a good idea. 2. You're a barbershop quartet singing fan. 3. Learning about alcohol is better drinking alcohol.

Don't see it if If you do not like bars; if you need a structured show; if your date does not drink booze; if you need a stage. You do not like lectures!!!

50
During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing, Banal, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if If you are a fan of a drama with folk songs; If you are not a fan of conventional theater; If you enjoy shows that's "off the beaten path".

Don't see it if If you want to spend two very slow hours (with no intermission) about a show that's very hard to follow. Also, the music was not very good.

50
The Siblings Play
West Village
Intense, Edgy, Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated

See it if You like to see people argue for 90-mins (no intermission) Like Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf; if supporting a new playwright's work is you!

Don't see it if (Spoiler Alert): Don't see this play if you are uncomfortable with a theme of Brother/Sister incest; also there's flashing lights & smoking!

100
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You like great acapella singing, and hip-hop B-Boxing style rap music. If you want to see a show that's 100 Percent Original! Just See It ;)

Don't see it if If you don't like taking the trains, or any other forms of paid transportation. If you need to hear real "live" musicians playing in the pit

70
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Funny, Hilarious, Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're Jewish; you know at least 1 Jew; or you know that Jewish people exist in the world. You like a One-Woman Show. You like Jewish humor.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing one-person performances. You don't have a sense of humor. You like to see more traditional "Stand-Up-Comedy" Shows ;~)

100
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are a lover of All-Things-August-Wilson. The audience gave it a 10 minute standing ovation. Need I say more?

Don't see it if There is no real reason to not see this production. It was wonderful!!!

49
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You have seen every murder mystery of the past, and you need to support yet another show about a murder mystery - no matter how amateurish:(

Don't see it if You are interested in seeing a show that's linear in plot; You don't like acting that seems cartoonish and fake: like a parody of a mystery.

100
The Portal
West Village
Great singing, Enchanting, Must see, Epic, Hyper-energetic!!!

See it if You like seeing non-linear shows that have a trippy vibe to them. The singing is phenomenal and the band is like Santana meets Grateful Dead

Don't see it if You are narrow-minded about multi-dimentional universes or you don't like seeing a show that is both a multimedia & musical event all-in-one

50
The Encounter
Midtown W
Overrated, Intense, Dizzying, Edgy, A soundgasm

See it if You're a sound freak, and like a one-man-show format. This performance is nearly two hours of talking, more talking, weird sounds; & repeat!

Don't see it if If you are looking for a show with a traditional structure (beginning, middle, & end) You'd freak out wearing headphones for an entire show.

80
Party People
East Village
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Intense

See it if You know who The Black Panther Party is/was. If you would like to see a more edgy, Hamilton-like production that's dipped in Dark Chocolate!

Don't see it if You don't currently support the "Black Lives Matter" Movement or you have never supported any organization that is considered to be radical.

50
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You like one-man shows about dark & edgy subjects like suicide! [or] seeing a comedian make fun of the wonderful world of psychiatrists 8~O

Don't see it if If you'd have trouble with an 80 minute rant about bad shrinks, impotent-inducing prescription pills, and a story involving the N-word :(

100
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Edgy, Funny, Great singing, Avenue xxx

See it if You'd like to see a Puppet Show (FOR ADULTS ONLY!); if you have this Fantasy: Sesame Street is redone just for people with a Checkered Past.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by Puppets do "The Nasty"; hearing songs like: "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist"; seeing Gary Coleman (R.I.P.) ALIVE!

89
Autumn
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious, Bad-politician-with-a-heart-of-gold

See it if You like longs shows (a drama) with even longer expositions. The setting is urban, but the theme(s) are universal.

Don't see it if You are not into seeing gritty dramas that show the seedier side of Black politics. If you do not like Black-On-Black political rivalries.

100
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Must see, Great singing, Edgy, Funny

See it if If you love singing, dancing & staging of a long-running musical of the highest caliber. Don't walk. Run to see CHICAGO. It's worth the trip

Don't see it if If your moral fiber is so high, that you refuse to see any shows that involve women of ill repute (who may or may not get away with murder!)

100
Original, Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you're an adult that wants to feel like a kid again.. & / or... If you're an adult who wants to give a kid "The Treat of a Lifetime" ;~)

Don't see it if If you don't like the idea of a Gazillion Bubbles (literally) in your face during the show.

70
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You're a fan of the original TV show, & you loved everything about the 4 main ladies, & you hated Stan (the reoccurring husband of Dorothy).

Don't see it if If you don't like seeing a puppet show of any kind (even for adults only); or if you don't like Gay/Lesbian Themes thrown in ~ even in jest.

75
During previews
Raunchy, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Original

See it if You are comfortable watching male "FULL-FRONTAL-NUDITY" and female breasts. This show is NOT for children.

Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable watching a slave narrative or having a history lesson about the confederate army vs. the union army.

100
Riveting, Original, Masterful, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You have a kid, or you are a kid-at-heart, or you just love a great puppet show.

Don't see it if There is no reason to not see this show. If you see it... you'll love it. I guarantee it.

69
During previews
90210! THE MUSICAL!
East Village
Funny, Raunchy, Edgy, Dated, Just okay singing

See it if You've seen all of the episodes of 90210.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of parodies of dated TV shows; or If you'd cringed at seeing a naked male puppet do full-frontal, or a female puppets tits.

50
Sweetee
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if If you like a musical that's still in its workshop stage. If you like better-than-average singing. If you like shows that are slightly edgy!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of hearing the "N" word said by white men. If you're expecting a Broadway Musical Production. If you hate a minimalist set.

70
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Profound, Great acting, Crazy-is-as-crazy-does

See it if If you've seen the movie, & you'd like to see a theatrical version of the film. If you're a fan of good ensemble acting. You like it crazy!

Don't see it if If you have a problem seeing a scaled down version of the film. If you have problem with shock therapy or lobotomies. If crazy is not you!!

100
Nollywood Dreams
West Village
Hilarious, Great acting, Must see, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you want to see the funniest show Off-Broadway. If you're a supporter of great new writers. If you're used to seeing quality, this is it!

Don't see it if If you have a problem hearing actors with Nigerian accents. In fact, there is NO reason NOT to see this terrific production. It was perfect!

70
Of Mice and Men
East Village
Slow, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You are familiar with John Steinbeck's masterpiece & you want to see a Master Class performance of it on stage; If you love dramatic plays.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to hearing The "N" Word repeated; If you don't like the idea of a grown man with "Special Needs" being referred to as Dumb!

100
For a previous production
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Profound, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of all things Malcolm X. If you're a fan of conspiracy theories; if you want to see a controversial play, that's also a trial.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a "fictionalized version" of a theory of: What If The Nation of Islam had a Hand in the Assassination of Malcolm X?

50
The Penitent
Chelsea
Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Very-"law-&-order"-like

See it if If you're a fan David Mamet plays. If you like a wordy drama with a preachy vibe. If you'd like a "Johnny-Cochran-like-character" in a play.

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of Law & Order procedurals; you're uncomfortable hearing about mass-shootings; you're not a fan of a nuts carrying guns.

50
During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Victorian-period

See it if You're a fan of dark plays that feature diabolical characters; You're open to "Magic Realism": A Dog & Bird speak! You like journal writing.

Don't see it if If you don't like smokey shows. If you're not a fan of period pieces. If you can't take graphic bloody scenes. If you need intermissions :(

100
Cagney
Midtown W
Great dancing, Epic, Masterful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want see the best Off-Broadway show playing today, see this show. It has got it all! Great Singing & Acting; Dancing & Staging :~)

Don't see it if If you're NOT a fan of musicals; you DON'T like movies from the 1940's; you're NOT a fan of tap dancing; you're saying: Who is James Cagney?

49
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like a show that is off the beaten path; You love being in the dark; You like being scared; You like following actors off the stage :~)

Don't see it if You want to see a more traditional show without explosions going off every 15 minutes. Also, there are Several-Non-PC-Racist-Asian-Scenes.

100
In the Room
Chelsea
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Nyc-transit-terrific

See it if If you want to see the most original show on Broadway with great B-Boxing; good acting; a Gay-Friendly Show, and a gift to anyone who sings!

Don't see it if If you've never been on a subway before. If you don't like seeing a musical without a full orchestra. If you don't like acapella singing :(

70
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Must see, Great staging

See it if If you're interested in seeing master-class acting; a not-to-be-missed plot twist. Or If you don't mind seeing a dysfunctional family play.

Don't see it if If you might have trouble sitting through a two-hours and fifteen minute four- character play where the actors all have heavy Irish accents.

100
During previews
Yours Unfaithfully
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Intelligent, Retro

See it if You're a fan of masterful acting on level of a Meryl Streep or Anthony Hopkins; You enjoy Old-English speaking performers in a 1933 setting.

Don't see it if You've a problem with seeing 2 hours of a play about "Open Marriage". There's really no other reason not to see this wonderfully acted play.

69
Fluffy, Quirky, Enchanting, Great singing, Out-of-this-world-retro-entertainment

See it if If you are a fan of of movies or musicals like Little Shop of Horrors. You want to get 2 free drinks with your ticket. You like silly shows.

Don't see it if You don't like standing for 90 minutes. If you want a structured show. If you don't like campy movies from the 1950s turned into a musical.

80
Bright Star
Midtown W
Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound, A-bluegrass-masterpiece!

See it if If you love Bluegrass Music, and great Old-Timey Country singing circa 1920s.

Don't see it if Infanticide is a topic that just too disturbing to see, and / or hear about in any incarnation.

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69
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Slow, Indulgent, Edgy, Intense, Overrated

See it if If you like extremely long (3-hours + 2 intermissions) plays of a 9-person cast mostly just sitting around talking about a cheating couple:(

Don't see it if If you're afraid of dogs onstage. If a kidnapping scene scares you. If you don't like seeing/hearing main characters "just speaking Spanish"

70
Great singing, Must see, Epic, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If you'd love to hear Jennifer Holiday sing!! Cynthia Erivo got standing ovations before the show ended. Oprah produced a high quality show!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this show. It has everything you could possibly expect in a Broadway Musical that sells out every show. See it!

70
Great singing, Hilarious, Enchanting, Intense, Fluffy

See it if If you love the original Wizard, and don't mind seeing the iconic characters as People of Color. If you love to laugh, and terrific singing.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway-quality show. Don't expect to see The Wiz! or a Judy Garland look-a-like. This is The Wizard of Oz.. with music.

100
Great acting, Must see, Edgy, Funny, Masterful

See it if If you like a cast that is Broadway-quality, and you don't mind that one of the themes of this play is getting down and dirty with cheating!

Don't see it if The word MOTHERF**KER bothers you ~ It's used a lot! If you think all married couples are faithful, forget-about-it. If you hate laughter :(

70
During previews
Duat
East Village
Intelligent, Great singing, Edgy, Intense, The-history-of-the-black-world-part-one

See it if You don't mind seeing a stripped-down (almost bare) First Act with a few extra-long monologues.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with Gay-Male Themes, or A History of Black Men: Starting with Egyptians, and ending with a Man & an Older Boy Kissing.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Original

See it if You loved the animated film, but want to see a live-action version with excellent singing, dancing, costumes, and great stage presence.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this adaptation of a Disney film. If I had to think of 1 thing, it'd be: You don't like seeing Broadway Shows.

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You are a lover of Political History, and you don't mind seeing a Donald Trump-like character from over a Century ago.

Don't see it if You think that all politicians are truthful. You don't mind seeing a show that is a watered down production. You don't like sing-a-longs.

49
During previews
Chokehold
East Village
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you're familiar with people like Nat Turner, and his rebellion, or if you're aware of the current plight of African-Americans in America.

Don't see it if Seeing violence is a deterrent; or if you're a person who has tunnel-vision & is uninterested in seeing the whole picture of Black struggle.

50
The Layover
Midtown W
Slow, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You don't mind waiting one hour for the real plot to show up.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about cheating or sudden violent outburst.

50
The Iron Heel
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if You're a fan of Historically (somewhat accurate) Dramas (with interludes of singing).

Don't see it if You like your theatre-going experience to be light & airy, with memorable tunes you walk away with.

79
Original, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Great singing

See it if You don't mind being outside (on the street) or you like to support musicals that have an amateur-like feel to it - like a high-school play.

Don't see it if You care about production valves being of the highest standards. Also, if you think that seeing at indoor performance is the only way to go.