Michael 9145

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  My husband and I enjoy theater in NYC and in recent years have taken to the off Broadway shows. They can be quite special and a gem in the theater life of the city.
Reviews (75)
90
Inspiring, Funny, Absorbing, Resonant, Heartfelt

See it if You want to walk with someone on their life journey who will inspire you and will encourage you to enjoy life and to try something new

Don't see it if You want to see an actor deliver a polished performance. He is real and vulnerable and willing to share his journey. It asks us to be open

20
Poor everything, Confusing, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if There is some talent to see - some - and the musicians did well but I can’t recommend that you give it your time.

Don't see it if Don’t see it. Unless there is someone in the show you should support.

80
Monsoon Season
West Village
Depressing, Sad, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see two great actors. They are truthful and captivating and powerful. I felt bad for them, their family and how low they were.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to get wrapped up in a low point in a family’s life. It’s sad and truthful.

70
Fur
East Village
Surprising, Absorbing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if I didn’t know what to expect but I was surprised. It’s weird but somehow, because the actors are good, they gave me a way to connect.

Don't see it if It is a strange sexual relationship between three people? And may just be too bizarre

50
God's Necklace
Upper W Side
Poorly written, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if the actors try hard with this difficult piece. It sets up an interesting situation to learn of an experience living in a foreign country.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if an unpolished work in a less than perfect setting would be too difficult to sit through

90
Imagining Madoff
Midtown W
Revealing, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if I didn’t want to connect with Madoff but I’m glad I did. This play is a life lesson and touches deeply. It’s well worth an evening.

Don't see it if It is a close look at the lives feelings beliefs of three people and makes you question and discover. It’s not fluff.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Quirky, Clever

See it if Its a work being developed. The bones are good and it will flesh out in time. Right now use your imagination. It’s a good starting experienc

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you want a finished piece; if you don’t want to listen to a reading; if you want a stage set. It’s the start.

70
To Life
East Village
Intense, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting, Sad

See it if You are interested in getting an inside view of an extremely dysfunctional and physically ill family as they lose the functional member

Don't see it if If you want to feel happy or hopeful. It focuses on terminal illness and sexual abuse/incest. It is heavy and sad

98
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Healing, Moving, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if This play masterfully holds our hearts and stories as we join a beautifully moving and healing gathering of souls on stage and theater seats

Don't see it if It is 6+ hours in two parts. It touches a painful experience although in a sensitive and healing way . It is powerful and may be too Heavy

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73
Disappointing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if I enjoyed the character development in this play and the humor and joy brought to the stage. A story with a happy ending.

Don't see it if This play is disappointed me with how “simply” they resolved the conflicts. It needs to deal with the complexity of life - not simplify it.

90
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Moving, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if A defining moment in the lives of childhood friends reminds us of the gift life is and what we do to live our lives. A special loving play

Don't see it if It is thought provoking and moving and it invites us to look inward and out at life. It is set in Scotland so there are accents.

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54
PLAY!
Midtown W
Sweet, Joyous, Improvised, Confusing, Experimental

See it if See it if you’d like experiential theater? That feels like a yoga dance pop poetry improv with adult Gymboree added. Fun and strange.

Don't see it if Don’t see if you hate to participate, or if you prefer traditional theater. It’s a personal expression of joy and inclusion and playfulness

77
During previews
Ambitious, Wordy, Entertaining, Dated, Absorbing

See it if If you like his work, by all means see this play. They do a splendid job in keeping the story moving with interesting character portrayals.

Don't see it if The piece is long and on a small stage there is little room for action. There is more interest in the lighting than most of the staging.

69
Entertaining, Disconnected, Dreamy, Slow, Quirky

See it if See it if you want to think and work at understanding what it is about. The piece is delivered well;Michael Corelli is comfortable with it.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re not interested in experimental theater or creative journeys. It’s a one man show.

75
Silly, Personal, Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if See it if you enjoy silly personal humor with some fun songs. Great guitar playing. Kevin has so much energy and is quick with improve

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you’re looking for a big production. If you’re in the front row he is in your face. It’s an enjoyable easy adventure

65
Wordy, Intense, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if It is an interesting story of the writers life. It’s a bit of a confession and a need to tell us a little too much in 90 min. Captivating

Don't see it if It is a 90 minute monologue packed with a multitude of characters not all well depicted. There is a ton of material that needs to be edited

80
SHEnanigans
East Village
Thought-provoking, Touching, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This personal story is relatable and told in a special active way. The theater is a very nice intimate space.

Don't see it if dont See it if you don’t like works in progress

85
Little Gem
Chelsea
Absorbing, Funny, Touching, Relevant, Great writing

See it if This is a sweet and well written play that touches your heart and funny bone.

Don't see it if The production could have used better direction. They are in a strange place that the actors don’t seem to relate to and it gets in the way.

65
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Light, Quirky, Predictable, Funny, Entertaining

See it if This is an easy going light hearted musical with some laughs and a few good songs.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you want to be moved or to belly laugh. It’s not bad but not good either.

75
During previews
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Challenging, Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if I found it challenging to understand completely but visually is outstanding and captivating. The actors give totally and truthfully.

Don't see it if It feels experimental and challenging and this may be too much work for some audience members.

65
The White Dress
Soho/Tribeca
Undeveloped, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow

See it if If you look for the potential in a piece and can enjoy whatnot might become, then see this.

Don't see it if It is very slow and needs much more character development.

88
Dying City
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a moving story about some very troubled lives. The are developed well and you leave the theater with all the pieces of their lives.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if the unfolding of pain filled lives is too much to witness. It is done so well but it’s sad.

75
The Ritual
Midtown W
Intense, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if These young women do a great job in telling this story. They are fun to watch and each of them give their characters a powerful embodiment

Don't see it if The writing is a little dated and needs some work to bring the piece to where it should be. What was powerful back in the day is not today

52
Confusing, Disjointed, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if See it if you like country western music and to listen to dialogue given by intoxicated men.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are looking for a honed work

50
During previews
The Great Novel
Soho/Tribeca
Indulgent, Sad, Cliched, Needs work, Ambitious

See it if See this if you want to support a playwright working on a piece

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are looking for a finished work

96
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Heartwarming, Touching

See it if You look at your aging parents or life partners or at your adult children and wonder where the time has gone and how can we get closer.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy sentiment or humor or family members working to get closer together to enjoy life.

84
Entertaining, Captivating, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing

See it if You enjoy an ensemble piece that is well written and acted. Intense and interesting mix of slightly “off” people create an interesting story

Don't see it if If you want to see a musical. Hardly enough food was delivered for 5 people. That bothered me.

95
Raw, Profound, Absorbing, Resonant, Masterful

See it if This work took me On a personal journey of rage shame control and despair. Music art and revelation transform. It is holy.

Don't see it if See it! If you are very young it isn’t for you.

95
During previews
Moving, Great writing, Relevant, Great singing, Masterful

See it if Justin Cunningham and Daniel Fulton have the most beautiful voices and are masterful at telling their stories. It is touching and important.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you want a splashy loud broadway show with all the bells and whistles. This is personal intimate masterful and timeless.

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93
During previews
Reparations
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if The play and stage set are special. 5 lives intertwined in this dramatic story trace the path of sexual abuse denial and a path to healing

Don't see it if If dealing with painful life experiences and how they play themselves out in life is not interesting, don’t see it. It’s well done.

88
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing

See it if A wonderful exploration of feelings fears family and profound interactions expressed in word and music. We take this journey together

Don't see it if This is excellent intelligent theater which invites the audience to think and question Maybe you’d prefer something lighter and fun?

77
Stupid F**king Bird
West Village
Brave, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Absorbing

See it if It is somewhat experimental but an interesting dive into love and life and the good and the bad. Creative and pain filled but special

Don't see it if Don’t see It if you want candy coated happy go lucky. It’s a trip.

80
Rap Guide to Religion
Soho/Tribeca
Helpful, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if See it to get a clear overview of religion and it’s adaptations through the centuries in a fun and entertaining show.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you can’t sit in a dusty theater. CLEAN IT please! It is a lesson more than a theater piece.

93
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Relevant, Amazing music, Great staging, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if The music and choreography is special and carry the show. The singing is beautiful and a must hear. A creative moving story sadly true

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like beautiful voices dance music and clean powerful staging.

92
Boogieban
West Village
Intelligent, Sensitive, Moving, Great acting, Great writing

See it if The price a soldier pays through his life with PTSD is intimately explored and masterfully expressed in this two person play. Truth told.

Don't see it if you dont want to be reminded of the sacrifices members of the military continue to make throughout their lives. It is emotionally powerful

100
During previews
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Relevant, Masterful, Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if Two very important plays by Mfoniso Udofia that enlighten our hearts and guide our souls. Masterful ways to share touching life stories

Don't see it if not musicals, not fluff; they are powerfully moving life stories. They help you think and feel and learn and transform. Maybe that’s not 4 U

90
Encouraging, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Great writing

See it if Great one woman show that touches our present day situation and motivates us to create change through her thoughtful character development

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy a one person show where multiple characters are interacting.

50
Out of Water
Chelsea
Childish, Great writing, Disappointing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if See it if you have a good imagination and enjoy a new fable about life’s journey. The story itself is good.

Don't see it if The staging and music and singing are average to poor. The direction and musical adaptation need work.

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if A captivating challenging and powerful play shedding light on our lives asking that we be open to ourselves and to others on our journey.

Don't see it if It’s not a musical, it’s not fluff, there is a beautiful man on stage the entire show who will challenge and educate and entertain your soul

90
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Romantic, Clever, Refreshing, Delightful, Funny

See it if This is an interesting look at relationships. It’s quite funny and has a number of quirky New York characters who do very well.

Don't see it if It’s a simple Production based on the talent Of the actors.

25
Last Gasp
Greenwich V
Wordy, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if See it if you have a good imagination and can imagine what it could become.

Don't see it if Don’t see it. It’s not worth the effort.

96
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It’s a well written and performed play, similar to Ordinary People, where we unfold the complexity of the characters and subject matter.

Don't see it if It’s not a comedy, and it’s very good. Don’t see it if you just want to laugh all night. There is no reason not to see it.

72
Tender Napalm
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Romantic, Poetic, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if This caught me from the start with the dynamic chemistry of the actors. The text is challenging but they brought it to life and full circle.

Don't see it if It is challenging to understand their relationship portrayed and it takes some work by the viewer. It is not handed to you on a gold plate.

85
During previews
Great writing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Shakespeare is just amazing and in the hands of the right people, his work resonates with us today. This is the right Grouo of actors.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like Shakespeare. But give it a try in my opinion.

65
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Slow, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if The actors in this production are very talented. The voices are just amazing. The music is so so and predictable. There is plenty to enjoy

Don't see it if The characters are comic or cartoon like except the lead. The relationships don’t come across as true. Lots of $$ spent but for a weak story

88
During previews
No One is Forgotten
West Village
Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is a close look/experience in survival in extreme conditions and torture. Two women go through so much

Don't see it if It’s not a feel good funny story. It’s intense and good, but it is a great deal to be open to.

95
Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining, Riveting, Great acting

See it if A true story told in a way that pulls you in many directions and to question loyalties and common sense. It is very entertaining

Don't see it if Don’t see it if a the world of advertising, commercials and corporate America hold no interest for you.

90
During previews
Dated, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a well written and acted play which holds your interest throughout. It can make you think about how much we have changed as a societ

Don't see it if Don’t see it if slight Irish accents are difficult to understand. It’s a long story but well told.

76
Clever, Intelligent, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if See it if you enjoy improv where those on stage have to perform under pressure. The people are very talented

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are expecting to See something well practiced and perfected. It’s all a chance.

50
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Confusing, Engaging, Intense, Physical, Disappointing

See it if Some of the language was difficult to understand as the expressions used are not familiar. The action is not leading to anything meaningful

Don't see it if Don’t see it unless you are interested in a challenge to your imagination.