Paul 7365

New York City

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Reviews (55)
96
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Masterful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love musical theatre or are a fan of rock music. Actually believe this is better now it’s in a smaller venue. Brilliant show.

Don't see it if You are not into rock musical theatre or having a good time.

84
Entertaining, Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are into musical theatre, and seeing a familiar tale done with a twist. A very good off-broadway show.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, otherwise go!

80
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like musicals, or enjoyed the film / books. Most of the cast from the original Lortel run. Some very nice moments.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway flashy show, this is pared back to the absolute basics.

84
Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie, otherwise you might not get the references / links. Another parody title from this company, better than the last

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious musical, or a straight play.

79
Educational, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Like good singing and would like to know more about Deanna Durbin.

Don't see it if You are looking for a large scale musical

70
Cliched, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You would like to see a cheap musical without big production values. Would a,so help if you are familiar with stoner humour.

Don't see it if You only like straight plays, have no sense of humour, or, classical musicals. Don't expect too much and it becomes enjoyable!

88
Between Gods and Kings
East Village
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You like rock musicals and are interested in mythology. An off-broadway bar staged immersive treat for very little cost.

Don't see it if You only like straight plays, classical musicals or You like shows set on a formal stage.

93
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals or were fans of the movie. Great cast with very strong performances, especially Sophia Anne Caruso. Good special effects.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals similar in style to The Addams Family. Expect to have a good time if you have a sense of humour.

89
Overrated, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like musicals and the movie. Worth seeing just for 'the song' and its staging, at the end of act one. The two leads are great.

Don't see it if You don't like Wicked, there were so many similarities, but it does it better. Not having seen the film, was expecting more.

78
Time It Is: To Music
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You like musicals that are a little different in a small theatre. Good performances from the main cast and interesting musically.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by language or people's choice of sexuality.

89
Benny & Joon
Millburn
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You like romantic funny musicals or are a fan of the film. A great take on mental health issues. Also get to visit Milburn and the Papermill

Don't see it if You don't have a romantic heart, or want a huge production.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing

See it if You like musicals about family. Well worth a visit. Warning - mostly not In English not all performances have surtitles.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals about family, don't speak English and/or can't be bothered to read surtitles.

85
Wicked Frozen
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You love musicals. New musical, rather than parody, using many references from Wicked and Frozen. Some laugh out loud moments & performances

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or have a sense of humour.

74
Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if You like musicals or are a fan of the American version of the show. Not having seen it on TV I didn't get the references - neither did most.

Don't see it if You like traditional musicals that tell a story. Some good performances though.

88
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Great singing, Great writing, Funny, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You like fun musicals. With York Theatre you know it's going to be good, and it doesn't disappoint. Very enjoyable. Beware fruitcake!

Don't see it if Don't like fun musicals.

84
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Epic, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like musicals or want to see for yourself Kong come to life on stage. He is spectacular. Give it a try!

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or are easily led by critics. It's actually pretty Good!

90
Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You love actor musician musicals. Interesting premise that works well. Very good indeed.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals.

95
Great staging, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You love high quality musicals or where a fan of the film. Samantha Barks and Andy Karl are outstanding in the lead roles. Amazing!

Don't see it if You hated the film or musical theatre.

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Profound

See it if You like male voice choir like vocals telling a poignant 1914 tale of how songs can bring us all together, even in war.

Don't see it if You don't like singing or if you have no heart.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Hilarious

See it if You love musicals with a feel good factor. Lots of energy and talent on display. Didn't know the songs before but they work in this setting.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or if you have no sense of humour. Otherwise give it a chance, the like me you may be very pleasantly surprised

92
During previews
Goldstein
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Love musicals or stories of families and their secrets. Very Sondheimesque

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or are wanting a big flashy show.

90
Folk Wandering
Midtown W
Great singing, Romantic, Clever, Great staging, Multi-layered

See it if Like musicals or stories cleverly intertwined by a multitalented young.cast.

Don't see it if You only like staid old pieces with little invention, and people breaking into song to tell a tale perfectly.

97
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky, Masterful

See it if You love to be entertained by a true Broadway musical. Fantastic sets, great songs, amazing choreography. What more could you want. Amazing

Don't see it if You don't like fun musicals. Otherwise go!

86
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great music, Great musicians

See it if You like good music played live by a highly talented group of actor musicians. Fans of musicals and the grateful dead.

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

61
Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Funny, Cliched

See it if You liked Sistas, a show at the same venue and indeed using some of the same cast.

Don't see it if You like musicals were all the cast are strong singers.

83
Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to know more about the dual persona of Marilyn/Norma-Jean and hear 12 of her songs sung very well. This is a one woman musical show

Don't see it if You are expecting lavish broadway sets and dance routines. Don’t understand other reviewers comments - this/she was very good.

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You wish to see a well known tale done brilliantly, including background carols, live musicians and hand-bells. Adaptation is refreshing.

Don't see it if You don’t like Christmas fare. This is not, nor does it pretend to be, a musical - rather a play with music

100
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love musicals that tell a real life story. Quite simply one of the best musicals I have ever seen.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals, otherwise go see it!

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You know, or would like to hear more, of the work of Maury Yeston. Very good revue of his catalogue, excellently put together and performed.

Don't see it if You are looking for a book musical, or a straight play.

92
Great movement, Resonant, Great singing, Profound, Great staging

See it if You like musicals which leave a message. Great treatment of Alanis Morrisettes catalogue by the band and cast. The sofa scene is amazing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musical theatre, or shows which touch on sexual and drug abuse.

78
During previews
Homage, Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You are a Star Wars fan who is happy to hear references. Highlight is a Hamiltonesque rap telling the story of the new first three films

Don't see it if You don't know Star Wars or only like top quality singing.

72
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You are fans of the music & lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. Very inventive use of a 3-D holograph. Basically a one woman show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a book musical or don't like songs reorchestrated.

88
Slow, Educational, Interesting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like musicals like Motown. 1st half just Motown musical rehash. Worth waiting for the 2nd half which is informative and quite moving.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals or didn't like Motown.

72
Entertaining, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You are a fan of the series and want to hear all the references. Second half improved.

Don't see it if You have never seen the series or are looking for a great show with good performances and accurate characterisations.

98
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Funny, Delightful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You like big Broadway production musicals with a lively score, from the writer of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Santino Fontana is outstanding.

Don't see it if You didn't like the film or don't like to enjoy yourself at the theatre.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You are into musicals like Songebob, We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors. Pretty good music, singing and staging, but slightly loose.

Don't see it if You are in to straight plays. Quite good but to me it didn't seem to be fully formed and not really Broadway ready.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Great writing

See it if You love musicals. What more is there to say, just brilliant!

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

86
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like musicals. Much better than anticipated. The cast of 3 are great. The title tells you most of what you need to know of the styling.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or want lavish sets and costumes. Otherwise give it a go.

78
Great staging, Raunchy, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if You are into the musical form. OK show but could have done without the audience participation bits. History tells us it doesn't end well!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or expect great acting from the lead. Some of the cast / ensemble are pretty good though.

87
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You love musicals or were a fan of the film. Just don't expect something extraordinary. Think that Heathers did it better. Enjoyable though.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or are looking for something groundbreaking.

93
Great singing, Great acting, Profound

See it if You love musicals performed by some star quality performers. Moving, funny and yet upbeat. Lots of in references. Great show.

Don't see it if Don't like the musical form.

90
Great singing, Entertaining, Great costumes

See it if You love musicals or the music of Cher. The three leads do an amazing job, especially Stephanie Block, whilst remembering Cher is the star

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or the music of Cher.

94
Great singing, Great writing

See it if You love musicals like Something Rotten. Great upbeat music with a very hard working ensemble and great cast.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or don't have a funny bone.

76
During previews
Fluffy, Indulgent, Entertaining, Good music, Interesting

See it if You are a fan of DS and her genre or you want to know more of her life story - although the writing made the music seem more important.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or audience overreaction to a 'star' performance (felt she was too shouty). Other 2 leads though we're very good.

91
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of musical theatre. Non traditional staged format but with great music& lyrics and performances to match.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or ones which do them differently.

74
For a previous production
Funny, Quirky, Educational, Entertaining

See it if You like non classic musicals or want to learn about the solar system whilst watching a show. Good for a younger audience.

Don't see it if Like classic musicals and are not willing to give others a chance. It won't rock your world but it will entertain.

94
Intelligent, Masterful, Delightful, Great singing, Funny

See it if You like a clever, amusing and yet moving,, small scale musical with great acting and singing performances and good music throughout.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or don't want to be entertained.

87
Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Great lead

See it if You are fans of musicals, the film or Roald Dahl. Great performance from Christian Borle carries the show. Good set but expected more wow.

Don't see it if You don't like children's stories or children not playing children!

86
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like children's shows and inventive storytelling. Only found out about this the day before and was very glad I did.

Don't see it if You don't like children.

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like musicals and are fans of the TV series.

Don't see it if You don't like fun musicals.