Michael 6260

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male
About:  Living/working in NY, but formerly in London. Trying to catch all the shows one-by-one
Reviews (61)
87
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Want to see amazing acting in one of the most entertaining plays on broadway right now. Great drama and all the roles were well cast

Don't see it if Prefer original content. Follows the plot of the book so no twists if you are familiar with the novel

87
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Looking for entertaining and funny musical. Great acting performance and good original music

Don't see it if Prefer more serious theater

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Looking for a modern twist on a classic R&H musical. The production makes some bold choices, but the modern flair adds to the performance

Don't see it if Prefer the original rendition. As expected there are also some dark moments in the musical also

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Great dancing, Relevant

See it if looking for funny, modern musical. The songs are entertaining and fun, while maybe not the best soundtrack out now. Dance numbers are great

Don't see it if uncomfortable with the subject matter (homosexuality), as that is the central subject of the musical

88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny

See it if looking for a charming musical. Endearing characters take you through a unique look at 9/11 impact. Several standout songs and scenes

Don't see it if while this is not a tear-jerker, there are sensitive subjects touched upon. Might be something to consider for potential audiences

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Intense

See it if looking for an absorbing plot and great acting. Excellent performances from main cast to as minor characters. Absorbing from start to end

Don't see it if prefer lighter subject matter. Cast mostly have thick Irish accents so that is something to keep in mind also

95
Great singing, Riveting, Intense, Relevant, Must see

See it if looking for a unique musical experience. Amazing song and orchestra with a story that keeps you on bated breath. One of a kind experience

Don't see it if Sensitive to intense subject matter. Dark at times

70
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great visuals, Disappointing

See it if looking for big production value and great staging. Kong puppet was amazing and sets were impressive

Don't see it if plot or musicals numbers are more of interest. While it was visually pleasing, it was very lacking in most other musical dimensions

75
Funny, Cliched, Great acting

See it if looking for a modern play touching upon privilege. The acting was quite good and overall the jokes were mostly funny

Don't see it if you want to see fleshed out characters or a deep plot. A bit heavy handed at times and the messages gets jumbled

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Kid-friendly

See it if A fun watch even if you did not watch the show (I did not). Nothing complicated but catchy songs and entertaining acting and staging

Don't see it if looking for something serious.

75
During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if looking for a play with good acting. Joshua Jackson was particularly great with impressive supporting actors

Don't see it if want something more up-tempo. Pace is slow and more heavily relies on the acting

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if looking for a good overall musical experience. Great singing and staging. Performances were very good all around, most of all by the lead

Don't see it if prefer something slow-paced. The story is slightly predictable/straightforward, but very enjoyable throughout the show

88
For a previous production
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if a fan of the HP books. Visuals and staging are great. Absorbing experience for anyone who loves the world of HP

Don't see it if you are less keen on the '19 years later' or didn't enjoy reading the play. Slightly off from the first 7 book, but still enjoyable

60
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Disappointing

See it if An Uma Thurman fan (her acting was great) or if modern politics deeply interest you.

Don't see it if Overall, I wouldn't recommend. Overly heavy-handed with political barbs, which many of the jokes were repetitive or flat. Slow, very so-so

82
For a previous production
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if looking for a comedy on Broadway. Probably the funniest non-musical out right now. Charming cast with uncomplicated plot

Don't see it if not a fan of slapstick comedy. Jokes could be slightly repetitive

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if you are looking for one of the better shows on Broadway. Great acting, singing and entertainment. Donna Murphy was amazing

Don't see it if prefer a more modern plot.

80
Fun, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Looking for a fun experience. Songs are catchy and the whole cast puts a lot of energy into the performance

Don't see it if looking for something complex. Straightforward, predictable plot with humor that might skew towards corny. Still overall a fun watch

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Immersive, Dark

See it if looking for an entertaining musical. Great acting and immersive experience. 3-piece band was amazing. Recommend seats on floor over balcony

Don't see it if Looking for light-hearted subject matter. Themes and story are a bit dark

70
War Paint
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are looking for a reasonably priced Broadway ticket. Or if interested in the rise of cosmetics industry in NYC. Good singing/acting

Don't see it if there are other available Broadway musicals. Not a bad experience, but I'd recommend almost every other running musical above it. A bit slow

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if looking to a play featuring great acting. Allison Janney and Corey Hawkins are fantastic. Good mix of drama with a bit of comedy

Don't see it if want something up-tempo and modern. Pace was a bit slow, but the acting was good

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you want to see a very talent cast and great acting. Overall funny, but a little heavy with slapstick. Kline was fantastic.

Don't see it if looking for modern comedy. Kline gives a great performance, but storyline and jokes are slightly dated.

70
Cats
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Overrated

See it if you are familiar and enjoy with the story. Some good song and dance scenes. Staging and costumes also impressive

Don't see it if you have options for other Broadway shows. Repetitive plot/songs. Also, if you wouldn't like the actors coming into the audience

78
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if looking for a great cast, good story and entertaining musical numbers. Christian Borle and Stephanie J Block have standout performances

Don't see it if do not like sung-through musicals. Some parts got a bit slow, but not to a troubling degree

79
The Crucible
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if looking for a play with great acting. The plot is actually that of the Miller original, but the cast brings it all together

Don't see it if have no interest in historical plays

85
Entertaining, Epic, Great acting, Slow

See it if looking for classic Broadway performance. Truly a grand experience with great acting and memorable scenes

Don't see it if want something more upbeat. Can be a bit slow at times

88
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Want to see one of the best musicals of the last years. Unique music, stage and acting performances. Highly recommend

Don't see it if Price point is an issue. I saw a year after it’s opening and tickets prices were still quite high. I’d still say it was well worth it though

84
All My Sons
Midtown W
Profound, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Looking for well acted, powerful okay. Great performances especially by Letts and Benning. Plot keeps the audience interested throughout

Don't see it if Prefer A-list actors starring more than subtle and powerful theater acting. At times with role of Chris was a bit over-acted

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Great staging

See it if looking for a classic Broadway experience. Good staging, singing and dancing. Possibly if you are a fan of the movie or generally musicals

Don't see it if prefer something more "new age-y". Definitely worth seeing as a Broadway staple, but it is dated relative to some others out now

86
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Great staging

See it if looking for a balanced musical. Good staging, singing and acting. Laura Benanti was charming and played the lead role very well.

Don't see it if don't enjoy the messages behind Pygmalion play. Or prefer a more modern musical

88
Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if fan of his standup or looking for a cross-section of traditional comedy on Broadway. No different than seeing at comedian at any venue

Don't see it if do not like stand-up comedy

87
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if looking for a play with great acting. Michael Urie gives an amazing performance that is definitely worth seeing

Don't see it if uncomfortable with the subject matter (gay lifestyle in the 1970's - 80's)

85
Entertaining, Funny, Fetch

See it if you enjoyed the movie or looking for a fun musical. Secondary characters (Karen in particular) were great. Witty with sporadic movie quotes

Don't see it if looking for a musical with an amazing original score. Cute and entertaining, but overall the songs were not very memorable

82
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if Great acting with a nice blend of dramatic beats and wit. Lucas Hedges gave a strong performance and entire cast was fantastic

Don't see it if you might be troubled by the impact of Alzheimer's on a person and their family.

77
Great acting, Great singing, Dated

See it if All the components are there for a Broadway show - great actors, singing and staging. Opportunity to see R&H musical

Don't see it if looking for completely satisfying ending. I don't think they made Billy charming enough to overcome his flaws or deserve his end reward

92
Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if looking for amazing acting and staging. All the actors were phenomenal, particularly Andrew Garfield. Best play of 2018 - a true spectacle

Don't see it if uncomfortable with the subject matter

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in a nuanced and thoughtful musical. It is slow and methodical, but in a good way. Acting and story were great

Don't see it if want an up-tempo, traditional musical. Fairly slow-paced, emphasizing subtle character development over flashy musical numbers

78
Great singing, Charming, Entertaining

See it if enjoy Carole King or jukebox musicals. I did not grow up listening to CK, but the generation that did seems to love the show. Good singing

Don't see it if Looking for something profound. Jokes were a bit banal with a straightforward plot. Average rating of ~90 seems high to me. Good, not great

84
Great staging, Great costumes, Overrated, Great visuals

See it if want to see a classic musical. Almost exactly follows the film plot (word for word sometimes). Amazing visuals, staging and costumes

Don't see it if you aren't as keen on 'kid appropriate' or Disney theatre. The jokes and dialogue are family friendly and can skew corny at times.

93
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if looking for one of the better musicals on Broadway. Superb acting and singing with a great soundtrack. Cute story that is surprisingly funny

Don't see it if not a fan of musicals. Acting is still good, but probably content is not ideal for kids

79
Great staging, Great acting, Slow

See it if looking for an emotion driven musical. Tugs at the heart strings more than most musicals. Good staging and Jon Jon B and Eva N were great

Don't see it if prefer something uplifting. Heavy plot with limited non-singing dialogue. Pacing is a bit slow

80
Entertaining, Great dancing, Cheery

See it if looking to get in the holiday spirit. Rockettes are mixed throughout the show and an entertaining watch. Family friendly but fun for adults

Don't see it if prefer Broadway shows or do not want to see something Christmas-y. Slow at times but good balance of entertainment

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Cute, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you really enjoy musicals based on film. Cute story with catchy song. Second half was a step up from a slower first half. Good acting

Don't see it if Looking for something more serious. A bit slow in parts. Generally targeting at adults but some scenes more juvenile

99
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if you can get hands on tickets. Most absorbing, unique show out right now. Any cast will be amazing. From music to lighting, close to perfect

Don't see it if adamantly against Broadway. Otherwise, see it if you can get tickets

80
Entertaining, Quirky, Repetitive

See it if looking for upbeat, fun musical. Andy Karl is great, and overall is the cast/acting are good. Enjoyed, despite never seeing movie

Don't see it if you will be frustrated by the repetitive nature of the musical. Several of the songs are similar and don't stand out

85
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing

See it if enjoy comedy plays. Only a few weeks left on Broadway, but definitely worth seeing. Funny and entertaining throughout

Don't see it if not interested in modern lifestyle plays / plots / content.

77
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Unique

See it if looking for a different type of Broadway experience. Cute a cappella songs with a good performance by the beat-boxer. Overall a fun watch

Don't see it if are not interested in a NYC-centric a cappella show. Storyline is a bit generic, but good overall acting performances

80
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy a fusion of comedy and Harry Potter. Many deep cuts references to the books and movies that are very funny to fans of HP

Don't see it if looking for something big-budget. Set designs and theater aren't lavish, but they certainly work for this show

79
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if minimalistic, character-driven plays. Only two actors, with a plot imbedded with Mary Louise Parkers enjoyable, quirky antics

Don't see it if don't enjoy small productions. It is full of MLP's eccentric behavior, which may be off-putting to some people

93
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if want to see a very engaging, visually-stunning performance. One of the best plays on Broadway - must see

Don't see it if don't like plays - otherwise it is worth seeing

90
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if have any interest in Broadway - one of the best out there. Impactful acting with moving songs. Highly recommended

Don't see it if need something kid-friendly