Norm 6161

New York City | 65+ | Male
About:  Retired, moved back to the UWS
Reviews (72)
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You can live with a slightly silly plot line but appreciate great singing and acting.

Don't see it if You are expecting a big brassy musical with costumes and dancers this may not be for you...but try it anyway, the cast is magnetic!

79
Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Talented cast, great musical numbers, topical!

Don't see it if If you have a problem with the LGBTQ community this may not be for you

70
During previews
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if This is a quirky fun time with a great lead in Annie Golden.

Don't see it if You expect the plot line to make a lot of sense and expect to remember the music even though it is cleverly written.

90
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You would like a chance to see two great actors up close in an intimate setting. The subject matter is very timely.

Don't see it if A heavy drama that draws you in is too serious for you.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You were/are a big fan and familiar with her music, and do not care if it never really comes together, as it is very disjointed...

Don't see it if You expect a typical Broadway musical, or are not a fan, because this show will not make you one.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Dated

See it if You love the story and want to hear some great singing.

Don't see it if You are not into revivals that sorry, just will not match the originals in any category.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if This is as classic as it gets! Great music and performances all around!

Don't see it if It would be very easy to miss some of the dialogue that has a heavy Cockney accent, but you will get the gist...

79
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if The push/pull of spoken English vs. sign language is of interest to you, and you may not even realize it is until you see this show.

Don't see it if you have a problem focusing own projected subtitles which is used for a good portion of the show

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to be blown away by probably the best show I have seen. It lives up to the hype!

Don't see it if Without being a little familiar with the score, some may miss some of the descriptive and rapid fire lyrics.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if YOU LIKE BUFFET'S MUSIC

Don't see it if You are expecting anything other than a simple almost silly plot and you are unfamiliar with his music

60
Banal, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You are bringing kids or you a a big Disney fan

Don't see it if You expect a moving story from cartoonish characters. I know a lot of people would call this a show not to be missed, but it was lost on me

72
Junk
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You get a discounted seat and want some decent but not great, entertainment.

Don't see it if If you happen to like big, flashy shows with no real substance...

69
Spamilton
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You want to see talented people doing the best with the material they have.

Don't see it if Parody and more than a little silliness is not your thing.

Also Might have been a one night problem with sound but I found it more tha... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You have like views. A rally to get people to action and involvement in current events.

Don't see it if You voted for Trump..you will not be happy!

69
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You are a Glenn Close fan, because there is no other real reason.

Don't see it if Mezz. seating has a sound mix problem that has the orchestra drown out the singing, which is most of the show...

78
Great staging, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something completely different, well staged, operatic, and clever!

Don't see it if You have anything less than good seats, because you are immersed in the action, and it doesn't extend to the rear of the theatre.

76
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a very light form of entertainment and want to see an excellent lead.

Don't see it if You like heavy dramas..this is a bit of fluff but very enjoyable!

Also Could use a few minutes of trimming

68
Significant Other
Midtown W
Slow, Indulgent, Banal

See it if The price is right or you just want to kill two hours, or both.

Don't see it if You are expecting great comedy..it's just not that interesting..

70
Edgy, Dated, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You feel that you can't miss it because you loved the movie.

Don't see it if You are expecting it to be nearly as good as the movie.

95
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Edgy, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You want to get the backstory on a very important event.

Don't see it if A true life experience of 7000 people holds no interest for you

80
Poison
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a human life drama with two fine actors with an uncomfortable subject matter

Don't see it if You are prone to big shows and musicals

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Great singing, Funny

See it if You like a little fluff in your life..it's just fun!

Don't see it if Heavy drama is your thing

86
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see something a little different in the way of a musical and enjoy in jokes about New York

Don't see it if You are a fan of big orchestras because there is none at all..

78
Cliched, Clever, Funny

See it if you don't mind your idols being mocked..entertaining!

Don't see it if fast moving "review" type of shows are not your thing

90
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Even if you don't like most big production shows, this one stands out a bit

Don't see it if Glitz and glamour are not your thing

90
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if This is one of the better shows this season. Very captivating, and doesn't let up for a moment.

Don't see it if If you hate the premise or disliked the movie there still may be a chance for you

90
Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if To me this is as good as it gets. Great acting and staging.

Don't see it if Some may shy away from the topic

74
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if Your expectations are not that high and you want a fun time watching a very talented cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting memorable music that can sometimes slow the production down

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You would like to see a very talented cast in multiple roles

Don't see it if You like "big" flashy musicals with elaborate costuming...

80
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be up close to actors giving a great performance about a still current issue

Don't see it if You are addicted to fluff or big musicals or comedies, and want to be entertained without thinking about a topic that may never be resolved

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You can appreciate the dance numbers and full orchestrations.

Don't see it if You expect a new take on a dated show that was just not that exciting, and bad rear orchestra seats did not help to bring me to it

70
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Intelligent, Quirky

See it if Good acting/singing by the central two characters

Don't see it if Highly distracting side stories and songs which did not necessarily fit well and contribute much

85
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if This is a topic that many people have been involved with...

Don't see it if Long monologue or two and a little over-acting, but certainly worth seeing

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Great staging and Glenda Jackson is outstanding.

Don't see it if The aging process makes you depressed because these women go through it for almost two hours.

Also Pil not as expressive or animated as the other two but still worth see... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You can be comfortable with a discussion about an open marriage and the demeaning of our president.

Don't see it if You are a strict and serious Republican..you will be offended. I wasn't..I thought it was pretty funny!

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like substantial entertainment and for kids of all ages!

Don't see it if You want a deep brooding drama with a lot of character conflict

74
Power Over POTUS
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy one woman shows that are full of energy and topical humor.

Don't see it if off color jokes and language bother you.

Also The reason my rating is not higher is because of the venue. Sitting ne... Read more Read less

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want to see two great performances.

Don't see it if You have a problem with accents..Lupone sings with a Polish one.

Also The theatre has very cramped and angled seating which was terribly unc... Read more Read less

60
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated

See it if The topic might be a little relatable to you or someone you know.

Don't see it if You expect anything more than a very simple show that is not that all absorbing.

Also The lead belts out a lot of the score without having the pipes to do i... Read more Read less

48
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You just cannot talk your kid out of it....certainly no guarantee that even kids will love it..

Don't see it if You expect any real excitement or great staging or effects.

Also The Charlie that we saw, (there are three) did not have a great voice ... Read more Read less

80
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want to see interesting staging and some gritty acting and action..

Don't see it if You want to see an uplifting feel good show and if you might have a problem understanding a heavy Irish brogue in the first few minutes.

84
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if See it if you can appreciate the story of a very big personality.

Don't see it if Heavy drama is your thing.

Also Never cared much about the art of tap dancing but after this show I ce... Read more Read less

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You want to expose the kids to Broadway, or even without, very enjoyable!

Don't see it if Heavy drama, one man shows and shows that make you think don't allow you time for just a little fun!

90
Sweat
Midtown W
Edgy, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You want to see a re-creation of a circumstance that could easily have happened, or can happen all around the country.

Don't see it if You are opposed to a little violence and bad language, even though it is only a small part of the action.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to have a factual account presented to you in a very clever manner

Don't see it if You want a "touristy" big show

70
The Front Page
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Overrated

See it if You want to see familiar actors you have seen many times before, some doing physical comedy.

Don't see it if You are expecting inspiring dialogue or a heavy plot line

Also If not for the "big names" this show would have closed!

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You enjoy old cliche jokes, a little bit of slapstick, and mumbled thrown away lines that might have been funny if they were audible..

Don't see it if You are expecting a typical comedy

50
Falsettos
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You have seen everything else

Don't see it if You don't want to see a very dated production

84
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You can appreciate fine acting even with the absence of a big plot

Don't see it if you are not into relationships type of shows

75
The Humans
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You are willing to give something a little different a chance

Don't see it if you are prone to musicals and dance..