Mike S 15

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (55)
60
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Banal, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Aladdin is a favorite of yours, and you want to see it on stage.

Don't see it if You want to see a unique, interesting film to stage translation.

65
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Dated, Great dancing, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You want to see some truly incredible original Jerome Robbins choreography.

Don't see it if You don't like your musicals with as low stakes as you can possibly imagine and musical numbers that serve almost no purpose to the story.

70
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a wonderfully performed, good show about a time and people not given a ton of space to tell their stories.

Don't see it if You want the full Torch Song Trilogy.

40
Great singing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You love the music of Cher and just want to see her music performed by excellent singers in a parade of costumes.

Don't see it if You want any kind of story or introspection in your musicals.

45
Poorly written, Raunchy, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like your musicals big, brash, and loud.

Don't see it if You like your stories, lyrics, and comedy well constructed.

65
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Banal

See it if You want to see a great cast deliver the goods on a classic.

Don't see it if You like your revivals to reinvent or challenge material seen time and time again.

75
Great acting, Fluffy, Hilarious

See it if You want to see three unbelievable comedic actors trying to get as many laughs as they possibly can.

Don't see it if You need your humor to not dip into the most base and crude.

50
Disappointing, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of beautifully staged shows that either are or seem to be birthed out of concept albums.

Don't see it if You like your musicals to be built around complex characters with a story to really dig into.

80
Relevant, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like a big-hearted, well-crafted musical comedy.

Don't see it if You want your social issue stories to really dig into the complexities of those issues.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You want to see a beautifully written, classic American drama that innovatively weaves in preexisting music.

Don't see it if You need the music in your plays to drive story.

75
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You want to see how we are still having the same political conversations over and over again with a quintet of great performers.

Don't see it if You want a really tight show where its politics weave into the story effortlessly.

25
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Slow, Boring music, Great puppetry, Confusing staging

See it if You just want to see an amazing piece of technical stagecraft with that Kong puppet.

Don't see it if You want a show with interesting characters, cohesive staging, and thoughtful music.

55
Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Banal

See it if You want a breezy time in the theater with some decent laughs and rousing, crowd-pleasing speeches.

Don't see it if You want the topics of gender, power, ego, etc. explored with some depth and honesty.

65
Great singing, Entertaining, Great dancing, Dated

See it if You want to hear and see this gorgeous score sung and danced beautifully.

Don't see it if You want this production to wrestle with social changes that have occurred in the decades since it was written.

65
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Too long

See it if You like a comedy where you don’t mind waiting for a couple big laughs with a talented ensemble.

Don't see it if You want your comedies really punchy and well built.

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like seeing a revival of a classic show that really digs into the text and gives it a lavish production.

Don't see it if You don’t like people altering elements of material that’s been set in stone for a long time.

70
Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You just want some mindless, exuberant fun with a good message.

Don't see it if You like your shows to have some sort of solid backbone to them.

80
Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like engaging with current social issues without easy answers being given.

Don't see it if You like your politically minded plays to tell you what to think.

90
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like theater that is patient and finds beauty and drama in the small things.

Don't see it if You are more concerned with connecting A to B instead of letting tone drive the story.

70
Enchanting, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You want to be truly wowed by theatrical magic and staging.

Don't see it if No matter how whizz bang a production can be can cover up so-so writing for you.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You like to see strong directorial visions on stage.

Don't see it if You need a book that holds together.

55
Funny, Great staging, Disappointing, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You don’t mind spectacle and bombast being the forefront of your show.

Don't see it if You want to be invested in a show.

85
Great staging, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like an insprired interpretation of a classic piece.

Don't see it if You like your 'Fiddler' in a strictly Jerome Robbins way.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if You like ambitious, well crafted theater.

Don't see it if You don't like kids.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant, Dated

See it if Les Misérables is one of your favorite shows and seeing new performers is interesting.

Don't see it if You already don't care for the show.

60
Disappointing, Great score, Entertaining

See it if You have never been able to see the show on stage before.

Don't see it if You want an inferiorly rewritten version of the show with subpar singing.

70
Pandering, Banal, Great acting

See it if You're a staunch Hillary supporter who wants to be pat on the back. Plus, Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow!

Don't see it if You want a truly complicated look at two of the biggest political figures of our lifetimes.

55
Epic, Confusing

See it if You really need to see how good Ruth Wilson and Elizabeth Marvel are on stage.

Don't see it if You like King Lear and want a more cohesive, well-rounded production of it.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like an exceptionally well put together play filled with complex, flawed characters.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding Northern Irish accents?

70
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if The history of the degradation of the global information landscape is important to you.

Don't see it if You really want a play to completely crucify Rupert Murdoch, because there's a surprisingly nuanced treatment here.

65
Great staging, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if You've never seen the play before.

Don't see it if You've already seen a great production of this before, because nothing done here is particularly remarkable.

75
During previews
A bit long, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see two top caliber performers play off each other beautifully in a show that gives them a lot of colors to play with.

Don't see it if You want romances to not take a few short cuts to feel real.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like an incredibly well structured show packed with a ton of laughs that looks at its premise from a multitude of angles.

Don't see it if You just want to see the original film translated to the screen, because they really break it apart and put it back together here.

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like having your preconceived notions challenged and finding new things in stories you thought you knew every part of.

Don't see it if You want to sit back and hum along to the timeless tunes.

75
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Great set, Somewhat cliched

See it if You want to see a quartet of great actors give voice to a raging American debate.

Don't see it if You like your political plays a bit less heavy handed.

55
During previews
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Relevant, Banal

See it if You want to take a look at a group of people who usually don’t get the opportunity to have stories told about them.

Don't see it if You want a show with better earned stakes and more confidence that the story will teach us a lesson without explicitly telling us.

90
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Resonant, Must see

See it if You like an excellent ensemble performing a play that expertly blends comedy and heartache.

Don't see it if You cannot handle watching someone with a debilitating disease.

70
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Unfocused

See it if You like personal, emotional stories of someone’s life.

Don't see it if You get frustrated with tangents that occasionally seem to have no greater point.

50
During previews
Great acting, Overstuffed

See it if You like a good cast being put through heavy emotional situations.

Don't see it if You like your plays focused and not filled with countless unearned emotional contrivances.

65
Dated, Funny, Banal, Overrated

See it if You like a peppy pop score to tap your foot to.

Don't see it if You want your high school issue show to actually deal with high school issues honestly.

60
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Banal, Dated, Great staging

See it if You like the feel of the mega musicals of the 1980s and 90s with some big, catchy songs that are well performed.

Don't see it if You like your melodrama to have heat and power.

90
Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny

See it if You want to see a superb rendition of a classic, well built musical with a dynamite lead performance (Donna Murphy for me).

Don't see it if You are easily annoyed at an overwhelming giddy, raucous audience.

30
During previews
Banal, Cliched

See it if You like the film and want to see it on stage.

Don't see it if You like musicals with a well crafted score and book with interesting characters.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like seeing high-powered talent put everything they've got on the stage to entertain you.

Don't see it if You don't like revues.

60
Fluffy, Entertaining, Cliched, Banal score, Disappointing

See it if You like your shows polished and fun but not necessarily deep.

Don't see it if You need a score with personality.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want a beautiful melding of craft and emotion.

Don't see it if You need chorus lines and confetti in your shows.

90
Exquisite, Epic, Indulgent, Must see, Riveting

See it if You like stellar productions of American classics.

Don't see it if 8 hours in a theater is too much for you.

70
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Uneven, Funny, Clever, Dated, Great acting

See it if You like nonstop madcap comedy.

Don't see it if You like your comedy to have a point.

35
Cliched, Banal, Great staging, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like spectacle.

Don't see it if You want a good piece of theater.

65
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if You just want a feel good show.

Don't see it if You need some inventiveness in your theater.