NealMann

Merrick | 65+ | Male
About:  I have been a theater lover since 1973 when I saw Tommy Tune in Seesaw. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (24)
90
Clever, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie but are tolerant of some changes. Really a fun time with exuberant singing and dancing. Great staging and lighting.

Don't see it if you hated the movie

Also Standout performances from Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso and Lesl... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love jukebox musicals this is the best one I’ve ever seen. If you’re not a fan of Motown music, you will be after seeing this show.

Don't see it if you really, really hate jukebox musicals. Otherwise I can’t think of a good reason not to see this show.

Also The performances of all of the actors were outstanding, singing and da... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Funny, Great acting

See it if you liked the movie. Samantha Barks and Andy Karl were great. Music was good but not great.

Don't see it if you want to see something edgy or innovative. This is a well made conventional musical.

97
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Best of the best Golden Age musicals. One of the best scores of all time sung beautifully. Lauren Ambrose was a revelation.

Don't see it if Golden Age musicals are not your cup of tea.

Also May not be the greatest musical anymore in the age of Hamilton and Dea... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of British humor. Excellent acting and amazing set design.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of British humor or broad farce in general.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like watching great actors at the top of their game perform in a play worthy of them.

Don't see it if you don't like plays.

97
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a great, thought provoking musical that delves into important issues

Don't see it if you want to see a light weight happy musical

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great singing, Clever

See it if If you liked Waitress or Jersey Boys, you'll like this show. Good story, singing, music and acting.

Don't see it if If you like unconventional, edgy or innovative theater, this is not the show for you.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like a show with original pop music, wonderful acting and a thoughtful story.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of pop music and you are not sentimental.

90
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if you love early rock music, a great story, well told

Don't see it if you don't like early rock music or musical bio musicals

90
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if you love romantic musicals with great singing and dancing

Don't see it if you don't like traditional romantics musicals with lots of dancing

96
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you are open minded and like risque material

Don't see it if you are closed minded and very religious

95
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very funny musical with outstanding performances by Santino Fontana, Sarah Stiles and Lilli Cooper. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a cutting edge, innovative musical. This is an old fashioned musical done well.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Terrific reimagining of the book. Acting, writing and staging outstanding. Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher pulled off amazing production.

Don't see it if This is long play that requires concentration. Race relations is at the heart of the play. If you're not interested, this is not for you.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you love the movie and Tina Fey’s sense of humor. Loved the cast who all sung beautifully. Music was enjoyable and lyrics clever and funny

Don't see it if you only want to see innovative, cutting edge, sophisticated musical theater. If you don’t like Tina Fey, this is not the musical for you.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you love classic musical theater in the tradition of Oklahoma and South Pacific. Beautiful score, great dancing and a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of golden age musicals.

97
Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show that lives up to the hype. Did not expect the show to exceed my high expectations. Great, great show.

Don't see it if I really can’t think of any reason not to see this show.

Also Ben Platt gave one of the best performances I have ever seen.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Slow

See it if you want to see a solid, entertaining show with clever staging and good comedy. Andy Karl was great.

Don't see it if you are looking for great music. The score was serviceable but not memorable. I thought the show could have been edited down to 2 hours.

92
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you love great actors singing their hearts out. A very entertaining and enjoyable show.

Don't see it if you want to see something innovative or original. This is not a groundbreaking show.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see state of the art musical theater. It doesn't get any better than this.

Don't see it if you only like conventional or traditional musical theater.

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You love seeing one of the all time great musicals

Don't see it if Hate old fashioned 60's musicals

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love big traditional musicals with great singing

Don't see it if you don't like the traditional big musical of the past

100
Entertaining, Romantic, Epic, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you love traditional big over the top musicals

Don't see it if you prefer non-traditional more experimental small scale musicals

95
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Clever, Funny, Original

See it if you want to see a non-traditional musical.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional musical