NewToNYC

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  I’m a Broadway investor and small time producer based in New York City. I see 4-5 shows a week almost every week. I see shows in both New York City and London, so my reviews will include both cities.
Reviews (83)
86
Refreshing, Overrated, Delightful
December 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy Sondheim productions, or any of the principal cast members

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy Sondheim or like big big productions

Also It’s a very well done production, but it’s not a must see. The cast is... Read more Read less

81
Slow, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
December 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy plays about history and great acting

Don't see it if you like a bigger cast, concise plot

Also The acting was fantastic. The storyline was a little weak. I think Ant... Read more Read less

79
Becky Nurse of Salem
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Clever, Absorbing
December 27th, 2022

See it if you enjoy unique plots dealing with historical events

Don't see it if you want big sets and larger productions

Also The show was entertaining. Deidre is a great actress and makes the sho... Read more Read less

66
Be My Thief
Soho/Tribeca
Slow, Dizzying, Bizarre
December 19th, 2022

See it if you love CRAZY and WEIRD plot lines. This has a sci-fi plot line

Don't see it if you prefer shows that offer something a bit more, um, normal?

Also Just a weird show. Very small, low budget. Playwright is in the show h... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Clever
December 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy parody/spoof humor (Titanique, Play That Goes Wrong, etc.)

Don't see it if you prefer a more textbook show

Also Very funny duo. Clever show. Not really original, but good parody/spoo... Read more Read less

82
Sandra
Gramercy
Intense, Absorbing
December 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy very engaging one woman shows, you enjoyed Dana H or enjoy Dateline or 20/20 mysteries

Don't see it if you prefer bigger production

Also Very engaging show. I was glued in the entire time. Sort of a one woma... Read more Read less

84
A Man of No Importance
East Village
Relevant, Profound, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
December 15th, 2022

See it if you enjoy smaller, but intense productions, Jim Parsons, the music of Flaherty/Aherns

Don't see it if you want something bigger scale or more current OR don't like the Irish orchestrations (a la Come From Away)

81
Overrated, Intense, Indulgent, Absorbing
December 14th, 2022

See it if you enjoy simple sets, stories about early NYC and great acting

Don't see it if you prefer a big production, more exciting storyline

Also The show was decent. The acting in intense although I won't say the st... Read more Read less

80
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever
December 12th, 2022

See it if you enjoy the Christmas Carol story and want to add another layer to it OR looking for a show on a budget

Don't see it if you prefer bigger productions

Also This is a fun play. Not going to blow your mind. It's basically Sherlo... Read more Read less

87
Refreshing, Hilarious, Epic, Exquisite, Entertaining
December 12th, 2022

See it if you love a big Broadway musical with big choreography

Don't see it if you don’t like a lot of dancing or the jazz genre of music

Also I’m not a huge fan of jazz music, so I didn’t love the score, but the ... Read more Read less

70
An Axemas Story
East Village
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
December 12th, 2022

See it if you enjoy Christmas themed shows, smaller off Broadway shows

Don't see it if you prefer a big production. This is a very small off Broadway show.

Also Not horrible by any means. Talent was so so, although the guy who play... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Joy
New Brunswick
Fluffy, Disappointing, Refreshing, Quirky
December 10th, 2022

See it if you want to see a story of a woman succeeding in business. There aren't many shows with this theme!

Don't see it if you are expecting full biography of Joy Mangano. The show is a small window of time in her life.

Also This show really focuses on a small window of time in Joy Mangano's li... Read more Read less

68
Overrated, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing
December 9th, 2022

See it if you love Audra McDonald

Don't see it if you want a show with more action. This is basically a one woman show and it’s SLOW!

Also The only reason the show is worth 68 is because Audra is a great actre... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful
December 8th, 2022

See it if you enjoy small off Broadway shows

Don't see it if if you are looking for a bigger production

Also Cute off Broadway show. Nothing over the top

79
During previews
Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing
December 7th, 2022

See it if you enjoy good acting and dialogue absent a tight plot

Don't see it if you like a very concise and tight story

Also Stephen McKinley Henderson is a fantastic actor and really sells this ... Read more Read less

62
During previews
Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Ain’t that good
November 30th, 2022

See it if you enjoy “black comedy” or experimental shows that don’t have a reasonable plot

Don't see it if you enjoy more character development

Also I really did not enjoy the show. I love laughing and I didn’t laugh ev... Read more Read less

68
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Entertaining, Confusing
November 29th, 2022

See it if you love teen pop or KPOP

Don't see it if you have other “pop” options like SIX or & Juliet or prefer a show with a plot

Also Show is incredibly weird and not in a good way. This show is hybrid be... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Refreshing, Masterful, Epic, Entertaining, Delightful
November 18th, 2022

See it if You love the show in English, you’re Jewish, you want to see a unique experience.

Don't see it if you don’t want to read subtitles, nor do you understand the language

Also Is this the greatest staging of the show ever? Absolutely not. Is it t... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The Far Country
Chelsea
Slow, Intense, Excruciating, Confusing
November 17th, 2022

See it if you enjoy historical plays or interrogation style plays like Is This A Room

Don't see it if You like shows with a lot of character development and plot twists

Also Show doesn’t really grab you. Just a lot of dialogue that doesn’t real... Read more Read less

70
Where We Belong
East Village
Intelligent, Preachy, Edgy, Absorbing
November 16th, 2022

See it if You liked What The Constitution Means To Me OR looking for a solo performance relating to Native American history

Don't see it if You prefer big productions or don’t like one woman shows

Also At times this show was very engaging and at other times it felt like a... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 15th, 2022

See it if You love high quality stand up comedy

Don't see it if You prefer more slap stick or dirty comedy

Also Obviously not a play, but live stand up. Mike is as good as anybody. S... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Almost good, Entertaining
November 12th, 2022

See it if you love the movie or just want to see a musical

Don't see it if you want something with substance

Also So, I’ve never seen the movie. I saw the show in San Diego in 2019, an... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Unnecessary, Disappointing, Dated, Entertaining
November 9th, 2022

See it if You love Christmas Carol or Jefferson Mays or one man performances

Don't see it if You want a big production of anything

Also Do we really need another version of a Christmas Carol? First of all, ... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Fake story, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, A beautiful bore
November 7th, 2022

See it if You like Neil Diamond and biographical jukebox shows

Don't see it if You can sing Sweet Caroline 3 times for less than $200. Also, if you don’t like Neil Diamond, you won’t like this show

Also A pretty generic and boring jukebox musical. Not a lot of excitement. ... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Slow, Overrated, Boring
November 5th, 2022

See it if You like coming of age stories, or summer romance stories

Don't see it if You like a bigger production with more substance

Also Two actors on a basic set. Story didn’t have much purpose nor was it v... Read more Read less

81
Shared Sentences
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing
November 5th, 2022

See it if You prefer a more intimate performance with virtually no set changes with a unexplored subject area

Don't see it if You prefer bigger shows with big actors and unique plot twists

Also I wanted to like this more than I did. The subject area is very unique... Read more Read less

62
During previews
The Rat Trap
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Boring
November 4th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Noel Coward or like old-school British plays

Don't see it if You are looking for something more modern, or with a little more substance

Also This is a very dated production. I’m 39 years old and this wasn’t for ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Intense, Indulgent, Edgy, Absorbing
November 3rd, 2022

See it if you’re looking for an edgy, well written play with exquisite acting. No stars in this show.

Don't see it if you don’t want to see a show dealing with sexual abuse

Also Show really sucks you in, but the show is clearly controversial. Actin... Read more Read less

69
During previews
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Weird, Confusing
November 2nd, 2022

See it if You enjoy experimental theater

Don't see it if You prefer a story that makes sense.

Also I’m still not really sure what this was about or what message they wer... Read more Read less

78
Two Jews Talking
Midtown W
Refreshing, Entertaining
October 30th, 2022

See it if You enjoy hearing “thoughts on life”

Don't see it if you want some thing with a lot of substance

Also This is a cute show. It’s only one hour and it’s just 2 old men who we... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Funny, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining
October 29th, 2022

See it if You’re looking for an original musical with a great score

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with a confusing theme or high school shows

Also Easily one of the best shows over the last 10 years, although no "Evan... Read more Read less

65
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining
October 29th, 2022

See it if You like spoof humor, such as Naked Gun

Don't see it if You want a thought provoking musical. This is show is dumb humor

Also Billed as an "original musical," it's not really. We all feel like we'... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing
October 29th, 2022

See it if You are a life long fan of the ORIGINAL movie

Don't see it if You're expecting something like the movie

Also This was my favorite movie growing up. Unlike the London production, t... Read more Read less

50
Great writing, Dated, Confusing
October 29th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one man shows, memoir types of shows

Don't see it if You want a bigger story with characters

Also Couldn’t get into it. The stories generally weren’t engaging enough to... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
October 28th, 2022

See it if You love comedy musicals and you love all the music of Max Martin

Don't see it if You prefer a show with all original content, and don’t like Shakespeare.

Also I F***ING LOVE THESE SONGS! This is one of the greatest shows I’ve see... Read more Read less

78
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny
October 27th, 2022

See it if You’re a fan of the show OR parody shows

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of the show or hate parody musicals…

Also Like most parody musicals, if you haven’t seen the original, you’re so... Read more Read less

79
#Crazyland
Queens
Slow, Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining
October 26th, 2022

See it if You’re looking for a cute little off off Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don’t like simulated sexual scenes or any political humor

Also The concept started off strong, but it just got worse as the show went... Read more Read less

80
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Great acting, Entertaining
October 26th, 2022

See it if You love any of the actors in it, because the acting is fantastic or you’re a big August Wilson fan.

Don't see it if You like a more concrete story structure or shorter play. This play is almost 3 hours.

Also Couldn’t really get into this one. The audience was dragging as well. ... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Intelligent, Edgy
October 25th, 2022

See it if You enjoy plays that are small. One set, 2 characters

Don't see it if You want a show with a lot of action. Wasn’t overly exciting.

Also Corey Hawkins gives a fantastic performance, however I didn’t find the... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Riveting
October 13th, 2022

See it if You want to see a revival that resonates today more than ever!

Don't see it if You don't like stage nudity...

91
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
October 13th, 2022

See it if You want to see a legendary show with great staging and music

Don't see it if You don't like "big musicals" or never liked Wizard of Oz

Also One of the all time great shows! Beautiful score! MUST SEE for everyon... Read more Read less

80
Overrated, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining
October 13th, 2022

See it if You loved the movie or you’re just a fan of Disney

Don't see it if You don’t like movie to stage adaptations

Also This is a show that was bound to be disappointing due to the high expe... Read more Read less

92
Must see, Great writing, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining
October 13th, 2022

See it if You’re looking for an original musical with a great score

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with a confusing theme or high school shows

Also Easily one of the best shows over the last 10 years. As far as scores,... Read more Read less

83
Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining
October 13th, 2022

See it if You love the movie or you love Bryan Adams music/writing style

Don't see it if You’re expecting an amazing, original musical show.

Also Expectations shouldn’t be too high here, but it’s still not a horrible... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Must see, Exquisite, Clever, Delightful
October 13th, 2022

See it if You want to be inspired, laugh, cry and feel all your emotions

Don't see it if This is the only show I’ve ever given 100 to, so there’s no reason not to see it

Also One of the greatest shows ever written in musical theater history. Eve... Read more Read less

88
Great writing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
October 13th, 2022

See it if You’ve never been to a Broadway show before or have heard the music and love the score

Don't see it if You don’t do well with weird plots or operatic music

Also One of the most iconic shows ever on Broadway. One of the most beautif... Read more Read less

72
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining
October 13th, 2022

See it if You know and love The Office, but you have to really know it

Don't see it if You’ve never seen an episode of The Office, or even a few seasons for that matter.

Also Expectations here should be mild. This is a parody of the office. It’s... Read more Read less

85
Profound, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting
October 13th, 2022

See it if You’ve never been to Broadway before or love Disney

Don't see it if You hated the movie or the music

Also One of Broadway’s most popular shows ever. Great for anyone who’s neve... Read more Read less

80
Overrated, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing
October 13th, 2022

See it if You haven’t read the book and want to jump right to the stage show

Don't see it if You don’t like plays or shows that are very dramatic

Also I’ve never read the book, so I had no preconceived notions. The show i... Read more Read less

89
Profound, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Dated
October 13th, 2022

See it if You’re looking to see a musical theater classic or you’re a fan of Hugh Jackman

Don't see it if You don’t like revivals

Also The truth is the main reason to see the show is for Hugh Jackman. Othe... Read more Read less