michael 6068

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Reviews (164)
10
During previews
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
A classic ruined, Horrible concept, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating
September 21st, 2022

See it if Will support anything just because it's "woke". Want to see all that was beautiful and so moving in the original destroyed.

Don't see it if You're familiar with the original orchestrations. Saw any production true to the original.

Also The original built to a climax that left one with chills and in tears.... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
August 19th, 2022

See it if A summer pastry to make you smile for 90 minutes

Don't see it if You're looking for some solid Shakespeare. Mostly songs little actual Will Shakespeare

94
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Original, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Clever
August 11th, 2022

See it if So nice to see something unexpected and original. Actors are all great and the lead exceptional.

Don't see it if Quirky and as one can see from others reviews on this post sadly not to everyone's taste.

Also So nice to see a show with absolutely no Lynn Manuel Miranda influence... Read more Read less

30
The Life
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Cliched
March 18th, 2022

See it if If you're interested in seeing an old Broadway show just because you don't know it.

Don't see it if suffered thru TAP DANCE KID; This is worse. Lots of better Black shows. You're woke Encores. Audience asleep. And INTO WOODS done to death

Also Need new artistic direction to get back to original mission. Comments ... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Great staging, Great score, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting
March 4th, 2020

See it if you like a fresh new musical with a terrific cast that is both funny and moving.

Don't see it if you don't like the use of foul language.

83
Thunder Rock
East Village
Dated, Relevant, Great acting
January 18th, 2020

See it if a great ensemble cast bringing to life an old play.

Don't see it if old character driven dramas

85
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Resonant, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny
December 24th, 2019

See it if you like to laugh and yet have some meaning behind the laughter.

Don't see it if dismiss anything that's funny as a sitcom.

25
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Self indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing
October 4th, 2019

See it if want a history lesson without any representation by the actor of the subjects true persona.

Don't see it if loved Bella and don't and don't want to witness this history lesson without the guts that made Bella Bella. This is "Harvey Harvey".

100
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great direction, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging
October 2nd, 2019

See it if you enjoy saga's and plays that take the time to let one really know the characters. Male gay themed plays.

Don't see it if are unwilling to make a time commitment to a play even if it is really worth it. Don't enjoy plays about male gays.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Phoney mr. price, Great atkins, Great writing
September 25th, 2019

See it if Like well written plays and Eileen Atkins.

Don't see it if don't like sad story lines.

60
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing
September 22nd, 2019

See it if you are a Williams fan and have never seen or read the play.

Don't see it if you saw the production with Mercedes Ruehl or the film. Are put off by distracting and meaningless scenic choices.

100
Must see, Delightful, Enchanting, Dizzying, Exquisite
August 21st, 2019

See it if Total escapism from the moment you enter the house. Not a show but rather a SPECTACLE. WOW!

Don't see it if a.solid book musical in the old school sense. This show is an entertainment. The type of show one has to let just wash over them.

51
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Over-staged, Great singing, Disappointing, Banal
June 27th, 2019

See it if good actors and singers

Don't see it if you're not interested in stereotypical stories of everyday people's mundane lives.

Also All the songs began to sound similar. Lot's of good but distracting da... Read more Read less

77
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting
June 21st, 2019

See it if enjoy uniformly very good ensemble acting.

Don't see it if don't like plays with gay themes

Also Though beautifully acted; interesting and well written; for some reaso... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny
June 10th, 2019

See it if like Shakespeare spoken with understandable diction Are looking for a fun take on "Much Ado".

Don't see it if don't like Shakespeare set in modern day. Are opposed to an all Black very talented cast.

65
Slight, Overrated, Disappointing
June 6th, 2019

See it if want to spend fantasy time with someones idea of what the Clinton's private life might have been like.

Don't see it if tired of Metcalf and Lithgow playing themselves. Expect a full blown play.

92
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
May 29th, 2019

See it if like something off-beat. Funny and poignant .

Don't see it if are prudish. Don't want to think between laught.

45
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Soap opera, Uninvolving
May 16th, 2019

See it if you e enjoy Soap Operas.

Don't see it if want to care about any of the characters. Are looking for a story that gets one involved.

75
Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing
April 20th, 2019

See it if you like having stories told to you.

Don't see it if want a lot of played out interactive scenes as opposed to narrative.

90
During previews
Delightful, Great design.\, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
April 7th, 2019

See it if off beat quirky musicals with a great cast. Visually great design and a fun time.

Don't see it if don't like a weird story. A book with quite a bit of profanity.

95
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting
April 6th, 2019

See it if you enjoyed "Once', "Great Comet", "Spring Awakening".

Don't see it if you don't like something a little off-beat and quirky.

77
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Plesant., Disappointing, Funny
April 6th, 2019

See it if you like funny old fashioned musicals with not a lot to them.

Don't see it if expect a big star turn. Santiago is very good but not great as I'd been led to believe.

93
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Romantic, Must see, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing
March 24th, 2019

See it if you like exquisite actin;g.

Don't see it if you think because something takes place in 1987 it's "dated". Except for a few period references; it's relevant & could take place today.

84
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great coreography, Dated, Enchanting, Delightful
March 22nd, 2019

See it if like a light airy piece of confection with some lovely dancing. A nice little mindless escape.

Don't see it if want a big plot. Aren't interested in really old fashioned musicals.

50
Excellent leading lady, Not tony worthy, Banal, Disappointing
March 8th, 2019

See it if you don't mind paying Broadway prices for an off-Broadway caliber show. Want to see a lovely performance form the leading lady.

Don't see it if want charisma between the 2 leads. Expect a big musical. Think because he did the film Tony Shalhuab's replacement will be good. He's a bore

75
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fun coreography, Lead miscast
February 8th, 2019

See it if Like old fashioned musicals. This one is better than some critics like the NY Times would mislead you to believe. Nice songs.

Don't see it if Want a complex story. A lead that can belt out the tunes the way they were written to be. I.E Merman. Cusack good but not brassy enough.

50
During previews
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid
January 1st, 2019

See it if Like men singing to fill in what's really a little one act.

Don't see it if What some meaning. Play goes nowhere and says nothing really.

50
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated
December 30th, 2018

See it if want to see a skinny actor forced to do a Harvey Firestein impersonation to the point you can't feel for the character he's playing.

Don't see it if want an emotional connection.

65
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Disappointing, Great acting, Pointless, Ending?
December 30th, 2018

See it if Like character studies.

Don't see it if want to get some meaning out of it. Understand the murky ending.

79
Great singing, Great staging, Great costumes, A little creepy
December 9th, 2018

See it if Are a share fan and love Cher glitz.

Don't see it if Just great singing and costumes aren't enough for you. A couple of terrible performances by minor characters. Especially the Lucy Ball.

76
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
An event., Ambitious, Visually spectacular., Glad i didn't miss it.
December 9th, 2018

See it if you like to be wowed technically and don't mind a so so book and score.

Don't see it if Want great book score and acting.

Also The tech. was enough for me and the show itself isn't as horrible as m... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great coreography, Relevant, Hilarious
December 8th, 2018

See it if Really funny old fashion musical about with a modern theme. As laugh filled as it is it is also very moving. A lovely night in the theater

Don't see it if You're homophobic.

85
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Funny
October 31st, 2018

See it if like relationship plays.

Don't see it if don't like gay themed material

95
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Suprising, Great direction
October 19th, 2018

See it if you like well acted plays;surprises[ & are interested in the 1960's. No Irish accents to struggle with.

Don't see it if you don't like well written drama with humor as well.

70
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Good writing, Acent mash-up
October 4th, 2018

See it if Like slow moving Irish drama.

Don't see it if Don't want to miss 10 lines while you're trying to figure what the person who last spoke just said.

Also Although many of the characters are from the same family they all had ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking
September 10th, 2018

See it if like heavy family drama.

Don't see it if if you don't like deep drama and thinkingl

50
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Approprieately titled
September 7th, 2018

See it if If you'll laugh at anything

Don't see it if you're looking for some fresh witty humor

95
Enchanting, Must see, Ambitious
September 3rd, 2018

See it if don't want to Miss Lauren Ambrose give a definitive performance as Eliza. Both funny and heartbreaking; her Eliza is perfection.

Don't see it if If you thought Audrey Hepburn was good in the film.

85
Great singing, Hilarious, Amazing coreography, Delightful
September 3rd, 2018

See it if you love amazing non-stop dancing. Funny silliness. Great singing. An up beat fun time.

Don't see it if You want a lot of plot; though this one has more than some bitchy critics would have one believe.

Also The audience was going nuts throughout the entire show the night I saw... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Fun
August 26th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a lighthearted breezy bit of fun. A lovely escape in these troubled times.

Don't see it if Want some heavy duty overpraised artsy crap.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great musicians, Excruciating, Great staging
August 5th, 2018

See it if You like golden oldies sung on stage not just sitting in the audience.

Don't see it if Want a book show.

70
Miscast
July 29th, 2018

See it if You've never seen Clear Day. Moore's book unfairly criticized. It's the miscast Errico and her leading man who sink this production.

Don't see it if don't like small productions of once big shows. Want chemistry between the leads and charisma from them.

65
Dated, Engegetic., Great singing, No emotional connect.
July 27th, 2018

See it if you like cabaret style shows.

Don't see it if Want to be moved.

0
Delete wrong production
July 27th, 2018

See it if WRONG PRODUCTION DISREGARD

Don't see it if WON'T DELETE

75
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Overrated; but still fun, Entertaining
July 22nd, 2018

See it if you want some summer fluff that's shallow yet fun.

Don't see it if you don't like silly.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Makes one smile, Delightful
July 20th, 2018

See it if you're looking for a light breezy summer entertainment. Like short shows. Like fun music and lyrics.

Don't see it if Are a Shakespeare purest. This ain't it. Cut and chopped to about 90 minutes and not all that is Mr. Shakespeare.

75
Gone Missing
Midtown W
Great acting, Way overpriced, Entertaining
July 13th, 2018

See it if Don't mind paying a lot for a very slight show with no production values.

Don't see it if Want bang for your buck.

90
Great singing, Great score
June 29th, 2018

See it if Really talented singers and dancers performing great material.

Don't see it if Want through line story. This is more of a collection on songs.

88
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting
June 10th, 2018

See it if Are interested in a discussion of new issues of identity presented with humor and insight.

Don't see it if If you are closed minded and not open to new discussions of our changing times.

85
During previews
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Great staging
May 17th, 2018

See it if Like a well acted take on parenting and class separation in today's society.

Don't see it if want a fast paced action packed play.