Mike 7286


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Reviews (23)
During previews
Entertaining, Ambitious, Intense

See it if Not oft played and you value completeness. . Competently done here. Merely ok lead, but weakest of major players, doesn’t bother you

Don't see it if You miss memorable lines in script. Odd sets upset you. Noise bothers you.

Midtown W
Insipid, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You care about the Sun editor and want to learn the physical processes used in the 70s to print a newspaper.

Don't see it if want to learn about Rupert or be engrossed in a story

The Head and the Load
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if See if you think Bowie's Lazarus was to simple.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a Talosin spin on a turntable for 3 minutes in background without explanation

Also Artist/playwright's father could tell a story. Apple rolled off a clif... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Banal, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like seeing an unremittingly sad story with no redeeming social value

Don't see it if You don't like seeing an unremittingly sad story with no redeeming social value

During previews
The Niceties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be challenged on both the generation and the race gaps

Don't see it if You are afraid to confront the possibility that "sensativity" show by young people is right.

During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if Witty, fast paced, characters are developed as the play unfolds

Don't see it if Perhaps too fast paced; perhaps too metaphoric for the world

Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Great singing

Don't see it if Classic broadway

Moving, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if Insight into the important affects of a side of 9/11 not often remembered.

Don't see it if 9/11 Still too fresh; it's moving

Slow, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You are a dyed in the wool Ayckbourn fan

Don't see it if You expect his usual witiness

Upper W Side
Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to take a deep dive in the real effects of admission polocies on families

Don't see it if Out for a lioght afternoon

Disappointing, Funny, Confusing, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if you like Castrati

Don't see it if don't care about castrati and do wonder why the actor & singer can't be the same human

For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if Want an light very amusing time

Don't see it if Your are kin to Oscar the grouch.

During previews
Great singing, Romantic, Clever

See it if I went skeptically, worried the casting decision meant injection of politics in a romp. It didn't. Well played; well sung; fun

Don't see it if You insist on an integrated cast; totally can't abide music that is popular

During previews
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're under 30 and never had a chance to see this done right by Mazzie & Mitchell.

Don't see it if The production making a great show merely good offends you

Also None of the cast is as good as the 2000 production. Not only is there ... Read more Read less

During previews
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if As always Stoppard places intellectually interesting questions in a personally intringuing setting

Don't see it if If you want the lead to be credible, making you empathize with the character, not see the actor, don't see this.

During previews
Overrated, Pointless, Great acting

See it if You want to be brought down for 2 hours

Don't see it if You are a positive person

Edgy, Quirky, Intense, Dizzying, Intelligent

See it if Supports the #metoo movement. Less distracting than Jese Green leads to believe

Don't see it if Tired of #metoo. Never seen Hamlet

The Originalist
Midtown E
Quirky, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you are a supreme court groupie

Don't see it if you saw the PBS version; why pay to see what is available for free?

Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Idena play a character that makes Elfaba seem like Glinda.

Don't see it if you want to hear. Bad audio; rarely have trouble hearing; at interval many people sought an assistive hearing, which had run out

During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Well played in great weather

Don't see it if tragically sad ending will upset you

During previews
Midtown W
Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you love Stoppard, even badly performed

Don't see it if You are not in the top quarter, which is who the director said he designed for, ignoring the rest

Thought-provoking, Confusing, Slow

See it if Interetsing scenes & music

Don't see it if The show lacks a real plot. It has a theme and a series of skits.

The Last Match
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you care about athletes as people

Don't see it if Non PG-13 language (not much, but some) offends