Myron J

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (32)
79
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Great music, Indulgent, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like live music, New Orleans jazz; you're curious about the history of jazz

Don't see it if you don't want to stand for over an hour; you don't want to be forced to dance; you prefer non-interactive shows

Also It's an inventive production of a sad story, and they make the best of... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging, Epic

See it if you're a Potterhead; you want a look at what happened for Harry, Ron, & Hermione after Hogwarts; you appreciate when a producer goes all-in

Don't see it if you don't want to dedicate 5 hours to this show; you don't love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; you want a musical

Also The team that produced this should feel very proud of what they've acc... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Confusing, Great singing, Dated, Exquisite, Indulgent

See it if you like a dark musical with long dance sequences, big production value with a large ensemble cast, and one big song featuring the men

Don't see it if you need explicit storytelling - the plot is fairly simple but it depends on you following along with the story through dance sequences

Also I left the theater feeling so very lucky to have witnessed this show w... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you like suspenseful plays with strong acting and writing, genuine familial relationships, and the scary side of internet dating

Don't see it if you have history with sexual assault or are otherwise easily unnerved by the thought of sexual predators; but really everyone should see it

Also This play is really well done -- the playwright successfully explores ... Read more Read less

83
Memorare
Greenwich V
Endearing, Ambitious, Good acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like character-driven stories; period pieces; plays with a strong, all-female cast; plays that explore racial tensions/outright riots

Don't see it if you need the story to feel natural -- this one feels a bit contrived; you don't want to see racist discussions acted out in front of you

Also I knew little to nothing about the actual riots on which this story is... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Slow, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to see a show that pokes fun at religion/cults; you like bizarre dystopian future stories

Don't see it if you're easily offended by critiques on religion and belief systems; you can't appreciate a play that is slightly absurd

Also It's an interesting concept that seems like it wasn't fully thought ou... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Caribbean music; stories of island mythologies; seeing what happens when innocence/naivete meets the real world

Don't see it if you don't want to see a show with themes of class inequality/racism; you don't like the music

Also This is a wonderful ensemble cast with some great dancing and music, a... Read more Read less

87
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like a good campy comedy that manages to propose new ideas on the changing expectations for gay men in a post-marriage equality world

Don't see it if you don't like loud, in-your-face characters, flippant discussion of casual drug use, or just want more of a straight "comedy"

Also Bravo to Drew Droege for a brilliant performance of a demanding role!

50
During previews
Must
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Bad script

See it if you want proof that Bruce Willis supports the work of his friends regardless of the quality of that work

Don't see it if you value a fully thought-out script and story line

Also I wanted to like this, but it was just bad

62
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Awkward

See it if you really want to see it (for your own reasons); you've read the book, seen other productions/the movie and want to see how this compares

Don't see it if you have no prior connection to the material; you want to be shocked into having a profound revelation about the subject matter

Also To be fair, this is a tough piece to portray on stage in only 90 minut... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, High-brow

See it if you like period pieces; you love Elizabeth McGovern; you don't need a fully fleshed out story

Don't see it if you're expecting "Downton Abbey"; you need everything wrapped up and resolved at the end of the show; you want a happy ending.

87
Great writing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you like simply staged, two-actor plays; you wonder what it might have been like for two artists with competing visions to work together.

Don't see it if you don't like plays; you need singing and dancing or comedy; you don't care for Disney or art.

Also A well-conceived production by the creative team complemented by the g... Read more Read less

65
Cliched, Banal, Funny, Entertaining, Tired

See it if you like campy fun; you're closeted and gay and need encouragement from an off-off Broadway show

Don't see it if you don't like overtly gay-themed shows

Also It's got it's fun parts and the live music was surprisingly good. Oh a... Read more Read less

78
Afterglow
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you're open to thinking about the implications of open relationships; you want to see three hot guys with incredible acting skills

Don't see it if you have no desire to see full frontal male nudity and simulated sex on stage; you're not interested in exploring aspects of polyamory

Also Can an open gay relationship work in the modern age? This show really ... Read more Read less

82
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to see one of the first dystopian novels on stage; you're curious why this book got so much press at the start of Trump's term

Don't see it if you can't stomach watching someone being tortured on stage; you want to see something upbeat/feel-good

Also Nice production -- I can't say if it's faithful to its source since I'... Read more Read less

93
For a previous production
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Just a tad overdone

See it if you want to laugh

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for slapstick

Also I'm usually the guy who's doing a polite chuckle when everyone else is... Read more Read less

83
Lured
East Village
Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a hard-hitting portrayal of the actions and repercussions of a hate group in Russia -- it's more universal than it may seem

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with pretend violence (some punches actually connect), harsh language, or nudity on stage.

Also This is a great play and it's well produced and acted. It's hard to re... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Funny, Dizzying, Ambitious, Slow, Quirky

See it if you like high-brow comedies, you know the historical references, you want to prove you're so smart that you get all the jokes

Don't see it if you want a light comedy, you don't like lengthy monologues delivered in non-American accents, you're likely to fall asleep

Also This show really requires the audience to have some knowledge about th... Read more Read less

98
Intense, Riveting, Enchanting, Masterful, High energy

See it if you want a feel-good musical about strangers coming together in crisis; a reminder of the more generous actions following 9/11

Don't see it if you want the whole story acted out - not narrated; you don't like crying in public; but really, everyone should see this

Also This show totally blew me away! I was not expecting the wide range emo... Read more Read less

82
The Children
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Heavy, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're in the mood for a heavy, dystopian kind of play; you want to question the value of life, taking responsibility for your actions

Don't see it if you want a feel-good show; you need lots of action; you're too sleepy to sit for 100 minutes without getting up.

91
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you love opera or want to believe music can have an effect on the psyche; the singer is superb, the music sounds authentic to the period

Don't see it if you can't stand castrati singing or opera in general; want actual, well-developed romance

Also I actually don't like opera very much, but the singer's voice was so b... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Slow, Overrated, Cerebral, Enchanting

See it if you like when shows don't throw their moral/message down your throat; you love Middle Eastern music; you like art films

Don't see it if you need a definite story arc; you're looking for a big production like Phantom or Les Miserables

Also To be clear, I liked the performances, but it's so amorphous as a "sho... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Indulgent, Cute

See it if you love the SpongeBob cartoons and movies; you like the artists who contributed songs to the show; you just want to see a fun, light show

Don't see it if you can't get over the fact that this is based on a children's cartoon; you don't have any connection to SpongeBob

Also This show is very well done! The decorations are very Nickelodeon and ... Read more Read less

64
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to root for an antihero in a musical that's little more than a concert production of this material; you like dance-heavy shows.

Don't see it if you want set & costume changes, or anything more than a skeleton production; you need a likable character/hero to drive the story.

Also This show is tired and needs to close for some retooling before reopen... Read more Read less

80
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you have fond memories of the songs in the show; you want to see these songs performed live by some true Broadway stars

Don't see it if you want a story; you don't want to waste your time with songs from the shows few people remember

Also This is a compilation of songs from Hal Prince's shows -- nothing more... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Fire
Midtown W
Confusing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense

See it if You're curious to see a play about workplace realities in early 20th century NYC; you don't mind being a little confused at the start

Don't see it if You don't like non-linear storytelling; you need a happy ending

Also Great performances of a complex script. Each actor takes on multiple c... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if the National Tour comes to your city or it ever gets a Broadway revival

Don't see it if you don't like simple entertainment; you quickly tire of repetition

Also Saw this back in June during the lead-up to the Tony Awards and again ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Loveless Texas
East Village
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Too long, Needs further development

See it if you love a fun, song-driven musical and can forgive a bit of awkward acting and clumsy writing in favor of some truly spectacular vocalists

Don't see it if you need to see a finished product; you need to hear every last word; you think an awkward old man falling for a barely 18y/o girl is skeevy

Also They have some amazing singers (the women handily outsung the guys, bu... Read more Read less

70
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you loved the music from the animated movie; you'll love a show simply because the performers are great even though the story is only so-so

Don't see it if you need lots of engaging, original songs - other than the big songs we already loved from the movie, everything else is just meh

Also I never saw the animated movie, but I listened to the soundtrack endle... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Overrated, Great lighting, Disappointing, Innovative

See it if you want to see the spectacle that brought Josh Groban to Broadway; you want to sit "on stage"; Denee Benton is still in it-she's a treasure

Don't see it if you think the innovative seating setup of this theater is more of a distraction than a benefit to this show; you want to see an actual "set"

Also This is a very innovative production, but I feel like it wasn't fully ... Read more Read less

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Great writing

See it if you're curious to see a different take on the Wizard of Oz story; you want to see a show with two strong female leads

Don't see it if you can't be bothered to watch yet another show based in Oz; you're no fun

Also One of my all-time favorites! There have been some amazing performance... Read more Read less

79
Classic "broadway", Cute, Slow, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you want to see an old-school, big Broadway production; you want to see Bette Midler in a role seemingly written specifically for her

Don't see it if you need to see something new; you don't care to see a big Broadway production that exists largely to showcase its stars

Also This is a fun show that doesn't try too hard to be more than it is -- ... Read more Read less