Paul 6083

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  Theater professional. Attend 80 to 100 shows a year (Broadway, Off-Broadway, London plus regionals).
Reviews (52)
65
Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of the Go-Gos music. If you want to see a musical train wreck.

Don't see it if you are looking for a good musical.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see good acting - especially Daniel Radcliffe

Don't see it if you are looking for a play where anything really happens.

52
Self-indulgent, Must miss, Painful

See it if (1) you are tired of flushing money down the toilet. (2) you are desperate to see Bette Midler do a rotten imitation of Bette Midler

Don't see it if (1) you are looking for a star who can either act, sing or dance. (2) you are looking for a revival rather than a joyless caricature

Also Bette Midler doesn't smile. She looks at the audience in disdain, prob... Read more Read less

52
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Boring, Insipid, Slow

See it if The only reason to see the show is to see Mary Beth Peil or you dream of being a princess.

Don't see it if Don't See It

50
Amelie
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you would like to see Philippa Soo live.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained. When people devote so much time, effort and money to producing a Broadway musical with all that

Also it entails, I am unhappy in denigrating those efforts. But, what an ut... Read more Read less

76
Great acting, Intense, Resonant, Badly directed

See it if you want to see some first rate performances (especially Sally Field).

Don't see it if you don't want to see an ill-conceived production. or if you've seen the play a number of times.

80
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Interesting

See it if you are looking for an interesting play

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that is truly meaningful.

72
The Front Page
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated, Uninspired

See it if You are a Nathan Lane fan. Without him, the play would be less than mediocre. And he doesn't appear until late in the show.

Don't see it if dated shows are not of interest.

70
Falsettos
Midtown W
Overrated

See it if you admire William Finn's work

Don't see it if you are a fan of Andrew Rannells or Christian Borle. Not their best work and they have no chemistry.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if you've never seen it before

Don't see it if you are only able to see one or two shows.

67
During previews
Disappointing, Sophomoric, Confusing

See it if you are a harry potter fanatic

Don't see it if you aren't up to speed on harry potter or if you are looking for good acting

72
During previews
Great acting, Disappointing, Short

See it if you would like to see a bravura performance by a great actress

Don't see it if you are looking for anything meaningful. At 50 minutes it isn't much of a play.

76
Good but not great, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you are a Gloria Estefan fan

Don't see it if you haven't yet seen better juke box musicals, such as Jersey Boys, Beautiful or Motown (returning soon).

78
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Yet another movie-based musical, Fluffy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are a fan of Jesse Mueller.

Don't see it if morals are an issue for you or if you are bothered by a married gynecologist having an affair with his married patient.

68
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Rotten direction, Distracting and superfluous "underscoring"

See it if Never seen The Crucible

Don't see it if you've ever seen a production of The Crucible

55
During previews
Himself and Nora
West Village
Banal, Boring, Uninspired

See it if you are a masochist.

Don't see it if - even if you are offered free tickets.

65
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
A real misfire, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you can never see too much tap dancing.

Don't see it if there is a good new musical that you haven't seen.

75
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you are a musical history buff. also, some excellent performances

Don't see it if you dislike dated musicals.

72
Great acting, Confusing, Intense

See it if you are a fan of Frank Langella. He is terrific.

Don't see it if you are looking for happy

72
Dry Powder
East Village
Great acting, Deja vu

See it if you plan on voting for Bernie Sanders

Don't see it if don't like Claire Danes

72
Great staging, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you liked the staging of Peter and the Starcatcher.

Don't see it if you don't like country music.

91
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see

See it if you like musicals

Don't see it if you are rascist

82
Misery
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Highly underrated, Terrific set

See it if you like melodrama

Don't see it if you don't like violence

81
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Beautiful

See it if you like good theatre

Don't see it if you don't like John Patrick Shanley

48
Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Bad acting, Boring

See it if you have nothing else to do.

Don't see it if you have seen any other incarnation of the show.

76
Entertaining, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you loved Pretty Woman, the movie.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a show based on a movie which, despite music and dance, actually adds something to the movie.

92
During previews
Great acting, Enchanting, Must see

See it if If you like terrific acting, unique staging, interesting blending of play and opera.

Don't see it if opera turns you off

90
Great acting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you like to see great acting in a well-directed play with quality.

Don't see it if you are looking for a contemporary work.

92
Sweat
Midtown W
Brilliant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Intense

See it if you like serious, relevant and thoughtful drama with excellent acting. Entirely deserving of this year's Pulitzer Prize. A must-see.

Don't see it if you only like musicals.

92
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like great acting, singing, choreography and dancing and if you like entirely original productions

Don't see it if are looking for American Bandstand or are not open to swing-inspired music.

Also Breakout performance by Corey Cott. Great chemistry with Laura Osnes w... Read more Read less

70
Disappointing, Dated, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you've seen every other play on Broadway.

Don't see it if you have to pay for a ticket.

78
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to see a diva at the height of her game

Don't see it if the rest of the show matters very much.

79
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Different, Great singing

See it if you like a capella singing

Don't see it if you are looking for compelling acting

75
During previews
Fantastic scenic and lighting design, Mixed bag of performances, Banal music

See it if only to see a unique transformation of a theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical which is easy to follow. or seeing Josh Groban a few songs in a fat suit will disappoint you.

76
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intense gymnastics, Surpasses expectations

See it if you like circus acts

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic Broadway musical

70
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Disappointing, Interesting, Overrated

See it if you like full male nudity

Don't see it if you are looking for meaningful dialogue

78
Cagney
Midtown W
Great acting, Historically interesting, Biographical, Mediocre book

See it if you are a Cagney fan

Don't see it if you are looking for good original music

85
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, A masterful two-hander

See it if you want to see a searing show with two memorable performances

Don't see it if you are looking for a fun evening.

76
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Frenetic, Exhausting

See it if you are looking for a very funny show. Although only 80 minutes, the show loses its appeal after about 60 minutes.

Don't see it if you find Jesse Tyler Ferguson irritating.

74
The Judas Kiss
Brooklyn
Great acting, Disappointing, Actionless, Lethargic

See it if you want to see Rupert Everett's masterful performance and/or if you want to see 18 minutes of another actor's full frontal nudity

Don't see it if you are looking for a play with action or meaning.

88
Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Haunting

See it if want to see an American classic performed by actors at the height of their game, including a brilliant performance by Jessica Lange

Don't see it if other than the length, there is no reason not to see it.

80
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Delightful, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you liked Once

Don't see it if you are looking for a big musical

64
The Effect
West Village
Insipid, Uninspired, Boring

See it if you'd like to see an overly-long masturbation scene

Don't see it if think that it has anything meaningful to say about treating depression

72
Uneven slow inconsistent

See it if you like Kenneth Lonergan's work

Don't see it if you don't like second-rate Kenneth Longergan.

65
Bright Star
Midtown W
Insipid, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like bluegrass music

Don't see it if you are looking for a good musical.

77
Clever, Funny, Mindless

See it if If you like silly humor.

Don't see it if you want to see anything meaningful.

91
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Gut-wrenching

See it if See it

Don't see it if you are looking for happy

59
Banal, A snooze-fest, Overrated

See it if you are a Linda Lavin fan

Don't see it if you fall asleep easily.

75
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Just missed, Fun

See it if you like musicals

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

77
Noises Off
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy slapstick comedy

Don't see it if You are looking for anything intellectual.