Paul 6294

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  I go to a lot of theater. I mostly see musicals, but I am open to seeing any type of genre. I see Broadway, Off-Broadway, comedy, drama, readings, cabaret. I guess you could say I'm a "show-mo" or " theater whore". I have also done some performing, particularly singing.
Reviews (37)
74
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if I enjoyed the show, but I think if you're a true David Byrne, you would definitely have a great time.

Don't see it if You don' t care for David Byrne's singing or songs. It's pretty much all him (with musicians and a couple of dancers on stage).

87
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like innovative, avant-garde shows with lots of great singing.

Don't see it if You don't like creative musicals that deal with hell and the devil.

87
Great dancing, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like spectacles with great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You did not like the movie.

74
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Disney shows with fun songs and great special effects.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the film.

75
Cliched, Great singing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if You like fun, mindless, check your brains at the door musicals with a young cast that sing and dance a lot.

Don't see it if You are tired of musicals with teens singing and dancing about finding themselves.

86
During previews
Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like funny, creative musicals with kooky characters.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie.

75
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Insipid

See it if You enjoy great singing with lots of holiday songs.

Don't see it if You don't like corny jokes, and blase acting (Ruben).

83
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy gay themed shows that are funny, well acted, and have a message

Don't see it if You don't like gay themed shows that at times have holes in the story.

70
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Banal, Funny

See it if If you enjoy silly comedies with fun characters. You enjoy shows with transgender characters.

Don't see it if You don't like not so original comedies with characters you've seen before.

82
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You like Go-Go's music, and LGBT themes.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with LGBT characters and storylines

71
Dated, Uninteresting, Poorly directed

See it if You enjoy watching a show with a storyline revolving around a deaf character.

Don't see it if You've seen the movie, or already seen the original production.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Classic movie musical. Beautifully filmed, great songs, restored version. A must-see for movie musical fans.

Don't see it if You are upset that Julie Andrews was not cast as Eliza.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You like well writtten musicals with interesting story lines.

Don't see it if You don't like stories about suicide, that have a lead character with a mental illness

68
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Often hard to hear actors, Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like shows that realistically portray our economic times, and the way minorities are treated.

Don't see it if You are disturbed when small shows, like this one, are put into big Broadway theatres. You want to be able to hear all the lines spoken .

70
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Relevant, Fluffy, Absorbing, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like shows where Act 2 redeems the show. You like shows about a young gay man and his close female buddies.

Don't see it if You can't wait for a decent Act 2, because Act 1 was overly long and drawn out.

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You like Juke Box musicals that are written in "paint by the numbers" style, and like Carol King's music.

Don't see it if You like good singing (no one had a great voice). You like inventive musicals (this one was not).

90
Cagney
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of small shows that feature singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of James Cagney

78
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Overrated, Romantic

See it if You are Jesse Muller fan

Don't see it if You don't like cliched musicals

72
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Overrated, Great acting, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are a Mary Louise Parker fan

Don't see it if You don't like shows with only 2 characters and minimal scenery and props

84
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want see Joel Grey's inspiring direction of a great musical

Don't see it if You don' t want to sit through a show completely in Yiddish (albeit English subtitles).

69
Overrated, Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see 2 actors perform monologues. You are a fan of Jake Gyllanhall.

Don't see it if You don't monologues.

83
Great acting, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You are a fan of the book and/or movie, and you like well-acted dramas.

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding actors speaking in drawling southern accents.

69
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You are a dye-hard fan of Cher and love her music.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are not well written, and are confusing.

87
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Bryan Cranston. He is amazing

Don't see it if You don't like 2 hour shows with no intermission.

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like comical musicals with fun characters.

Don't see it if You don't like shows where the main character is in drag for a good part of the show.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Confusing

See it if You enjoy gay themed shows with great singing and a good story.

Don't see it if You don't like gay themed shows, where the characters are all male.

75
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy fantastic puppetry on stage.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are not well written, with banal songs.

83
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You like shows with a good amount of physical comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see a fabulous production of a classic musical

Don't see it if It bothers you that the leading lady's voice is somewhat weak.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like beautifully sung and danced shows.

Don't see it if It bothers you that only a couple of the actors were able to portray a life-like New England accent.

84
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Slow, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like quirky shows that incorporate another language in the story

Don't see it if You don't like seeing smaller, intimate shows in a Broadway house.

70
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if You like Norbert Leo Butz and you don't care what it is he is performing in.

Don't see it if If you enjoy good writing. This show is not well written.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Unengaging

See it if You like shows with lots of characters, and want to see a show based on a true story.

Don't see it if You don't like: when several of the songs sound alike when songs are not sung through when there is dialogue interspersed throughout songs.

78
MOPE
Midtown W
Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like off-beat shows that focus on topics not usually presented in theater these days.

Don't see it if You don't like sitting in small, hot theaters, with the potential of a tall person sitting in front of you blocking your view.

75
Leads had little chemistry, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You've never seen a production of Fiddler on Broadway

Don't see it if You don't want to see leads who are not great as Tevye and Golde

95
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy plays that focus on dysfunctional families

Don't see it if You are not a fan of plays that deal with family issues

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like "good old-fashioned" singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Irving Berlin songs