Michael S 6098

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  Working in the Arts.
Reviews (23)
59
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You want to see Anna Chlumsky and Adam Pally on stage.

Don't see it if The plot didn't go anywhere exciting and the message of the play is very muddled.

45
Storage Locker
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if you're friends or family of someone involved.

Don't see it if you are offended by bad acting, writing and directing.

Also The "surprise" ending wasn't in keeping with the rest of the themes br... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Daddy Issues
Midtown W
Dated, Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you can stomach characters who are offensive stereotypes.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by less than stellar writing.

Also I was excited for this one. It had a great premise. It had all the rig... Read more Read less

87
The Humans
Midtown W
Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy stirring family drama. The story is subtle, the drama isn't.

Don't see it if you are looking for an "over the top" Broadway experience.

73
5 Guys Chillin'
Soho/Tribeca
Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are looking for an edgy night of theatre and want to learn more about the gay "chem-sex" scene.

Don't see it if the idea of being handed condoms in lieu of a playbill is upsetting

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you want to see an intelligent piece of theatre that draws you in like none other.

Don't see it if shows about sexuality offend you.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Quirky, Funny

See it if you want to see a classic musical comedy with one of the most iconic love stories of the twentieth century. Laura Benanti steals the show!

Don't see it if you want more thought provoking fare.

69
American Psycho
Midtown W
Great staging, Indulgent, Raunchy, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of dark musicals. It is definitely thrilling at some points and made me jump a couple of times.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexuality and violence being depicted on stage. I felt like the show took itself too seriously at times.

63
Ambitious, Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you were a fan of the movie. Diane Paulus' staging is pretty masterful and the only thing I enjoyed about the production.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of overly "pop-y" scores with fluffy lyrics.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see what theatre can accomplish as a medium. The staging is breathtaking.

Don't see it if you are an anxious person. It can overload the senses at times.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you have a sense of humor about religion and you are looking to see musical theatre at its best.

Don't see it if you plan on voting for Ted Cruz or voted for Mitt Romney.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of dance or MGM movie musicals. The set and costumes evoke great French artists so Francophiles are sure to love it.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of dance. My husband was rather bored during it because he doesn't appreciate dance or ballet.

75
During previews
Balls
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy seeing great stage craft and enjoy political theatre

Don't see it if The show can be a little preachy and, while well intentioned, not all the Social justice topics are handled well.

87
During previews
Intelligent, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you like seeing honest, open emotional, real life accounts.

Don't see it if you are triggered by talk of depression, suicide, pills and alcoholism.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Nostolgic, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the original. The opening night audience was. We were all singing the opening theme out loud as a group sing a long.

Don't see it if you have never seen the original. (but who hasn't. It did feel a little long. A Golden Girls episode is 25 minutes for a reason.

Also The set is perfect. Every detail was exact right down to the giant Asi... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Resonant, Must see

See it if You enjoy Sara Bareilles quirky and wonderful style of music and want to hear it sung perfectly by Jesse Mueller.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of pop musicals.

90
During previews
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy dark comedies with incredible writing and acting.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show with small production values.

70
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Cliched

See it if you want to see one of the most beautifully designed productions that have come along in a while. The final ballet brought tears to my eyes.

Don't see it if the score is very sub-par. I'm not 100% convinced the lyricist wasn't Kathy Lee Gifford using a pseudonym. It had syrupy lyrics/not melodic.

80
Cleopatra
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Charles Busch's work. It is gay camp fun.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by the depiction of non hetero sexualities.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of 1970's music or disaster films. It is also hilarious and features an Amazing character performance by Jennifer Simmard.

Don't see it if you can't understand why a parody of 1970's disaster films would make intelligent comedy.

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you are new to musical theatre and you want to see a great example of accessible musical theatre.

Don't see it if you're tastes are a little more high brow.

96
For a previous production
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want to see something truly original and thought provoking.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff. The entire audience was sobbing through Act 2.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Original

See it if you are a fan of musical theatre or Shakespeare. The humor derives itself from references to both.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate musical theatre. It unapologetically praises musical theatre.