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 (44)
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.

93
Intelligent, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The dynamics between these two people is powerful and true. It’s strange enough to keep you captive and wondering.

Don't see it if Don’t see it is sex and nudity on stage make you feel uncomfortable.

90
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Touching truth filled play lovingly dealing with family relationships, mental illness, disabilities, wanting to have a child and abortion.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you are looking for fun and fluff.

95
The Royale
Upper W Side
Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if It is a beautiful transformative piece of theater art; holds a life lesson for all of us and touches a painful part of our American history

Don't see it if Don’t see it if boxing and the use and abuse of people is too upsetting for you.

94
Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if I was so taken by the joy, pain, love, and the personal connection of the people telling this story. It’s magical and gripping.

Don't see it if You may not want to witness the blossoming of gay relationship or to feel the pain of loss. It is moving.

97
Entertaining, Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Great singing

See it if This is good for everyone in the family. It truly is the circle of life. It begins and ends almost like a service in church. Life is sacred

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like musicals and you’re not interested in material that children would enjoy as well as adults.

99
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if Dealing with the life of an intelligent young black thick gay man who tells his story in a musical he has written. It’s emotionally charged

Don't see it if Don’t see it if sexuality in all it encompasses is difficult for you to see.

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90
After
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This show touches so many points of view/experience that it connects deeply with the audience. It’s very powerful

Don't see it if This show makes you think and feel and understand others in a new light. It’s deeply moving and thought provoking and may not be for all.

77
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if If you enjoy a one actor show. She is good, and the proof of love comes in a twisted way. It’s touching

Don't see it if Don’t see if you don’t like a one actor show. She talks a lot!

99
BLKS
Midtown W
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Contemporary topic of the lives of 3 20 something women sharing an apartment and their lives. Funny and fast paced with incredible staging

Don't see it if Don’t see it if sexual topics are uncomfortable for you

95
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It’s a well staged British comedy that is fast paced and quite funny. You will be engaged the entire show. The acting is perfect.

Don't see it if Don’t see it If you’re not into British comedy

66
3 Egg Creams
Midtown E
Banal, Entertaining, Cliched, Romantic, Slow

See it if It is a sweet story of the love of a lifetime. If you like to remember the Bronx up near Fordham road and the Grand Concourse.

Don't see it if It’s mushy, it’s memory lane material, and it isn’t challenging nor that entertaining.

98
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Learn something new about this first black woman in the negro leagues. Be challenged about preconceived judgements. It’s a Well told story!

Don't see it if Dont see it if you don’t want to be seen by the actors.

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

86
During previews
Loving, Magical, Relevant, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if See this if you love a gem in the making. The music is beautiful and the voices even better. The story is loving and the cast is super!!!

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like musicals. It isn’t as polished as it will be in the near future I hope.

52
God of Marz
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny

See it if God is pretty funny in this show, but the humor doesn’t hold the show together. There is Good work in this production but there is no glue

Don't see it if Don’t see it unless you want to support experimental theatre

59
Butterflies
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Ambitious, Intense, Great acting

See it if The story is not pleasant and was exhausting to watch as the theater was very warm. The actors did well with the material though.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you would like to feel good about the people in the story.

94
Fireflies
Chelsea
Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is a beautiful a truthful look into a married couples family life either the ups and downs. It’s touching and magical how it connects us

Don't see it if Don’t see it if the nitty gritty aspects of our human existence and relationships don’t hold you heart and interest.

96
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Relevant

See it if It’s the power of great music and the gift of love and friendship. Great for the whole family and especially the empowerment of girls.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if being in a theater which includes young people isn’t for you. Many in the theater have seen it numerous times

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if This is such an incredible work we must all see to help us to understand ourselves. Music and story are so powerful and meaningful

Don't see it if I don’t know who shouldn’t see this.

72
The Bigot
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if It’s a great story that has been told before but still motivates us to do better.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you want to see something innovative. It misses its chance to be magical with its too easy ending.

97
Masterful, Great singing, Resonant, Must see, Absorbing

See it if The story and music are moving, powerful and beautiful. It’s very sensitive and transformative.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if the story of someone’s pain isn’t something you want to connect with on a meaningful level.

97
Entertaining, Riveting, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if This is an amazing production and the choreography and staging are not to be missed. The music is special and Andre De Shields is at home

Don't see it if Don’t see it if music with a New Orleans flare is not your thing.

55
Ambitious, Intense, Disappointing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if See it if you enjoy supporting a theater group. There are a few actors who carry the show. They are all giving what they can

Don't see it if Don’t see it if a work in progress isn’t your thing. Not all the actors do that well in this production.

75
Dated, Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if If you are into this movie series. Lots of funny references to the characters and even a game show. The audience is full of fans.

Don't see it if Don’t see it If this genre of film isn’t your thing.

86
safeword.
Midtown W
Funny, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It opens up a world many of us don’t know much about. It’s also a fresh look on relationships and how varied we all are. great conclusion

Don't see it if Don’t see it if sexual material is too challenging for you. It deals with a wide array of emotions and views on marriage

80
Clever, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if It’s light hearted and fun to watch. The audience is totally into it.

Don't see it if It’s not challenging or thought provoking and is somewhat dated.