Paul 605631

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (68)
78
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you enjoy great acting and beautifully written dialogue in a Broadway-worthy drama, and enjoy true to life characters with great sub-text.

Don't see it if you are expecting a deeply original and profound theater experience, or if you are expecting the show to live up to the hype. Not happening.

49
During previews
The Vanity
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Must see

See it if you can enjoy bad theatre when it's That Bad.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing a talented cast trapped performing a jaw-droppongly bad script and score. Think "Noises Off" without the wit.

30
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you enjoy a very short show that feels way too long because it is so painful to sit through.

Don't see it if you have half a brain in your head, if you can attend a paint drying or a wake instead, if you can ask the IRS to audit you instead...

90
Himself and Nora
West Village
Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You appreciate first rate acting and singing, great production values, learning something surprisingly new about a famous lterary figure.

Don't see it if You can't separate superb performances from a just OK script, if you don't like stylized shows. Cast 100, show only 75-80, so average 90.

65
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you can appreciate actors and a writer in NYC trying to do theater on a shoe string, & if you can cut them some slack for at least trying.

Don't see it if if you're expecting professionally polished writing, professional looking sets, if you can't separate acting skills from the weak script.

79
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Original, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy British drama, solid acting, shows about the futility of the life of the working man.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding plays with heavy dialect, if you're not into drama about the futility of life.

79
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy 60's pop music and great singing. If you liked the Partridge Family or the Bee Gee's this is right up your alley. Smoke first a +.

Don't see it if You're looking for serious musical theatre. Sondheim this isn't. If you don't like 60's music forget it.

45
Snow White
West Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy dental work... Or are very high in something. If you can appreciate production details despite the show.

Don't see it if You're looking for literate theatre or are not high on something...anything...

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You love brilliant innovative modern musical theatre and are willing to open your mind and heart to something fresh and profoundly moving.

Don't see it if You are a narrow minded red neck conservative who thinks they know the answers to everything and is not open to new ideas.

90
During previews
The Roads To Home
West Village
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you would enjoy 3 exquisite actresses mesmerize you with the most delicious Southern drawls and would enjoy scenes like vintage photos.

Don't see it if you need a neatly tied up ending or don't like sensitive period shows whose major asset are rich, sensitive characaters, or need action.

77
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dizzying, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You haven't seen Cirque before, if you enjoy acrobatic, circus like performances.

Don't see it if You have seen Cirque before and expect their usual brilliance and originality. Until the twins appear it doesn't feel like a Cirque show.

91
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you want to see one of the most visually exciting Rockettes show in years and a gorgeous Valentine to NYC and if first time visitor to NYC!

Don't see it if you're going to be super critical of choreography (other than the perfect kick line, the dancing is lackluster compared to past shows).

92
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Love well written beautifully acted shows that give you insights into life and love.

Don't see it if You want all issues happily tied up with a romantic bow.

95
Straight
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Original

See it if You enjoy equisite ensemble acting, a show about the fluidity of sexuality, something different.

Don't see it if You are homophobic, are bisexual and haven't come to terms with it, if you are cheating on your girlfriend with your best friend.

90
During previews
Great acting, Original, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy an original take on the classics and enjoy wonderful committed acting, and if you enjoy something different.

Don't see it if you're a purist when it comes to the classics or if you're going expecting to see your grandmother's version of The Seagull.

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy profound creative theatre that will move and enlighten you. The lead actor is brilliant. If you enjoy theatre that stays with you.

Don't see it if You don't like brilliant serious dramatic theatre in which case you should watch TV instead.

79
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You're a Linda Lavin fan. She is amazing as to be expected. And you would like to see her great legs again! If you appreciate great acting.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything profound or deep. If you're looking for anything "serious" or know nothing about the. Rosenbergs.

65
Speakeasy
East Village
Indulgent, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are interested in LGBT history and think you would enjoy a musical with 40 musical numbers & would appreciate clever shoestring show.

Don't see it if You thought Gone With The Wind was too long... This is longer. Longer than the original Star Is Born BEFORE it was cut for being too long.