Petewk87

Boston | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (104)
79
Awake
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Funny

See it if Great performances by a group of very talented young actors. Out of 9 storylines, there were relevant social issues explored thoughtfully

Don't see it if The resolution and handling of some stories/issues may not be subtle or nuanced enough

79
During previews
Ambitious, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Great performances, disciplined and sensitive, allowing us to appreciate the text and the characters further. Intimate venue.

Don't see it if You may have to pay more attention to the show than usual due to the naturalistically low volume and in-the-round staging

80
Delightful, Dated, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if Heartwarming and receptive audience. Exquisite set and costume designs. Wonderful ensemble. Creel and Baldwin were terrific.

Don't see it if Being a Midler fan would make the show more enjoyable. The book/material is dated and sillily entertaining.

75
Her Opponent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if wonderful performances by the two leads. thought-provoking experiment. intimate venue. resonant social issues.

Don't see it if the post-show discussion was fun, but could vary based on audiences. not a traditional show -more like a class/thought exercise.

65
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if Great opportunity to see Patti and Christine perform and sing. Beautiful costume design.

Don't see it if The music and book were largely forgettable and incoherent.

81
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Very topical and well-researched play, shedding light on 'forgotten' men and women. Powerful performances. Versatile set design.

Don't see it if Some monologues and plot devices seemed a tad contrived or over-articulate.

77
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Great cast. Beautiful set design. The play itself explores profound and interesting subject matter.

Don't see it if Ruffalo's performance was not as strong. Intermission and occasional repetitive writing undermined the show's cohesiveness.

80
If I Forget
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Funny and moving story overall. Socially relevant issues explored with (dark-ish) humor and warmth. Terrific cast. Beautiful set.

Don't see it if Second Act involved a little too many contrivances, undermining the admirable naturalism in First Act.

79
Significant Other
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Gideon Glick elevated the show with his sensitive and compelling performance that's worth the price of admission. Great ensemble. Slick set.

Don't see it if I admired the subject matter and focus on Glick's character. The play was a little too long and repetitive at times.

85
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if Wonderfully talented ensemble. Beautiful and timely stories told. Receptive audience. Good dose of humor and humanity. Eclectic score.

Don't see it if It's impossible to do 40 characters justice in 100 mins, so don't expect depth for every character development

83
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Excellent use of the immersive space. Very interactive and intimate. Wonderful performances and voices by the cast.

Don't see it if The immersive setting may not be versatile enough to work for every scene. Very in-your-face style overall, so keep that in mind.

Also Highly recommend table seats -- can't imagine enjoying it as much from... Read more Read less

83
Delightful, Great acting, Riveting

See it if Fantastic cast. Onstage orchestra sounded amazing. Profoundly moving book & score. Really cool Chromolume sequence. Good use of projections

Don't see it if Stripped-down but effective set design. No reason not to visit the gorgeously renovated Hudson Theatre!

Also Rear orchestra or rear dress circle may not be ideal for viewing the C... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Relevant, Masterful

See it if Superb cast. Beautiful set. Outstanding delivery of monologues. Specific and socially resonant stories told.

Don't see it if It's an early Wilson play, so definitely not among his best works. Some uneven acting quality among the ensemble.

75
The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Huge and star-studded cast. Some wonderful scene stealers. A few hilarious moments. Somewhat relevant takes on the media and politics.

Don't see it if The play was too long. Some of the jokes and concepts were dated.

Also Worth seeing if it's on TDF during the month of January

89
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Ben Platt was phenomenal and the key reason to see this show. Beautiful and catchy pop score. Slick set design and staging. Topical themes.

Don't see it if Was initially skeptical of the premise in Act I, but the show managed to come together and wrap up beautifully in Act II.

Also Wonderful view from Standing Room.

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful

See it if A true master class in acting and empathy. Important and resonant subject matter presented effectively. Well-researched and thoughtful.

Don't see it if 2+ hrs + intermission was a little too long and may have undermined the coherence of the show, making certain parts feel somewhat disjointed

78
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if remarkable ensemble and outstanding dancing. great onstage orchestra. effective and stylish concert-like presentation.

Don't see it if this is a solid concert/Encores-like production, so don't expect elaborate set design.

79
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Riveting, Great acting

See it if the cast was the true highlight of the show. beautiful performances, magnified by stage seating. thoughtful and largely unpredictable play.

Don't see it if the set design worked well with the text and the leads, but may seem too minimalistic for a Broadway house.

69
Delightful, Great staging

See it if The Rockettes were truly talented. Spectacularly choreographed. Great production value overall, in particular set design and lighting.

Don't see it if The tourist crowd can be overwhelming and the line unnecessarily long. This is a fun traditional production for families.

81
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Riveting, Relevant

See it if Sensitive, specific and compelling portrayal of young, religious characters. Great performances that evoke empathy and heartfelt humor.

Don't see it if Too much exposition towards the end that may need editing or clarifications.

86
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Bold and provocative discussions about race relations. First-rate and dedicated performances. Intimate venue and conversation platform.

Don't see it if There were intense and shocking moments that *appear* gratuitous, but if you let them sink in, you might appreciate the thoughtful execution

87
Resonant, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if Poignant and funny. Deftly provocative re: dark but socially pressing issues (suicide and mental health), with humanity, respect and humor

Don't see it if This is a great one-man, autobiographical show. Sensitive subject matter handled delicately and masterfully.

79
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Keen and amusing observations re: the baby boomers. Exceptional performances by the two leads. Some deeply moving and mortifying scenes.

Don't see it if Characters became borderline caricature at certain moments. Some lines were powerful but can be too pedantic.

81
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if masterful performance. diverse characters and points of view portrayed. tremendously insightful script/research. pressing subject examined.

Don't see it if the lecture format/framing was pertinent, but some parts were a bit drawn out or redundant. this is important theatre, regardless.

79
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Clever, funny and catchy numbers. Lively and engaging cast. Really intimate venue. See it if you haven't seen any Ave Q live productions.

Don't see it if the lyrics and direction may appear a tad dated or not as groundbreaking...in 2016, but it was a fun night overall!

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if great cast of actors singing, acting dancing and cooking/serving! a fun experience over all, and the style helped illuminate the text

Don't see it if don't expect a Michelin starred tasting experience - this is a delightful theatrical evening

81
Great acting, Relevant, Delightful

See it if Riveting performances by the entire cast. Top-notched costume, set, and stage directions. Strangely relevant subject matter.

Don't see it if Could be hard to hear at times from the mezzanine. Beautiful revival overall.

77
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Ambitious and incisive script. Very intimate venue. Great cast, with a decent dose of humor and insights.

Don't see it if In exploring the nature of storytelling, the play may lose some audience members who have certain (defendable) expectations on narratives

80
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Janney and Hawkins were excellent. Slick set design. Socially resonant subject matter.

Don't see it if Solid revival overall. Nothing flashy or groundbreaking.

69
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Great cast and set/lighting design. Some clever/funny deliveries and stage directions. Energetic audience.

Don't see it if The material is somewhat dated and the urgent need for a revival is unclear.

81
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Talented and energetic cast. Hilarious and insightful numbers and commentaries. Intimate space. Fun time over all.

Don't see it if One has to be quite familiar with the NY theater industry to fully appreciate some of the jokes

79
Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Exquisite puppetry and sound design. Riveting performance by the lead actor. Good opportunity to see a rare play revived. Intimate venue.

Don't see it if Some familiarity with O'Neill or the text could be helpful. The show is short and largely consists of monologues and expressionism.

70
The Outer Space
East Village
Delightful, Good music, Intimate

See it if Enjoyable one-man show, cabaret-style in an intimate pub setting. Talented musicians and fun/cute music overall. Playful and clever lyrics.

Don't see it if This is not a musical. Themes explored are relatable (for New Yorkers, at least) but well-trodden.

Also Good way to spend 1.5 hours on a Sunday afternoon (starting 1 PM) befo... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Terrific performances and fun music. Intimate and interactive. Playful and at times movingly beautiful language (the verse part) and songs.

Don't see it if Some moments were over the top or surreal, and people may find those silly. This is a play with some music, NOT a musical.

79
Refreshing, Great acting, Bold

See it if Bold and largely nontraditional acting and staging choices. Unexpected interpretations that mostly illuminate the text.

Don't see it if Front row rush might be the best way to see this show. Can't imagine appreciating the show as much if you sit too far away.

Also This production deserves a smaller venue or stage. Their interpretatio... Read more Read less

73
Entertaining, Funny, Interactive

See it if TED-talk style. Enjoyable and informative overall. Good value for three drinks. Fun and interactive singing cast members!

Don't see it if This is mainly for visitors and may not satisfy serious NY theater fans. A little slow at times, esp. when information is being dispensed.

79
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Dated

See it if Glenn Close gave an indelible and nuanced performance. Wonderful and grand 40-piece orchestra. Passionate audience overall.

Don't see it if The book and lyrics were not good. Minimalist set design. When Glenn Close was not on stage, the show became less compelling.

Also Huge theatre and many seats were partial view because of the staircase... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Uneven

See it if Blanchett and Roxburgh were terrific-- really worth the admission price. Some neat 1990s updates to the play.

Don't see it if Act III was meandering. Occasionally uneven writing quality and acting for supporting roles. Serious gun effects used (as warned in advance)

82
Great acting, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if Powerful performances by the leads. Intimate venue, with compelling staging and lighting. Thought-provoking interpretations.Great ensemble.

Don't see it if Some familiarity with the play will be useful for context purposes. Worth seeing in a small, in-the-round theater like this one.

81
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if Fantastic ensemble and musicians -- talented, fun and interactive. Exquisite set design and costume. Immersive and intimate experience.

Don't see it if The book and the lyrics were not particularly innovative. Mezzanine seating = great view and value.

80
In This Moment
Midtown W
Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if wonderful concept. challenged and reinvented the intimate relationship b/w the performer and the sole audience member. sharp monologues.

Don't see it if the quality may vary among plays. no reason not to spare five minutes for this unique and affordable (free!) experience.

69
Entertaining, Dated, Delightful

See it if Good collection of holiday songs. Delightful cast, with some really fun numbers. Effective nostalgia-driven show overall.

Don't see it if Seems a little dated and unadventurous, compared to other musicals on Broadway --but definitely a safe crowd-pleaser

80
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Masterful

See it if ingenious and mind-blowing sound design. inspiring story with social and cultural relevance. committed and engaging performance.

Don't see it if 2 hours can be too long for some. requires patience and appreciation of unconventional storytelling. NOT a traditional Broadway production.

Also this is the kind of show which one could easily admire but not necessa... Read more Read less

80
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Phenomenal cast, in particular SJ Block. Poignant performances. Clever staging. Admirable coverage of socially relevant issues.

Don't see it if Upbeat numbers were sharp, funny/sad and energetic, whereas slow numbers were a tad too sentimental or on the nose.

82
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if Monumental play. Sensitively and precisely directed and acted. Handled socially relevant issues with subtlety and specificity.

Don't see it if The first hour was deliberately slow and may require patience for some.

94
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing

See it if rousing, intelligent, subversive and life-affirming takes on history and political philosophy. top-notched acting, lighting and choreography

Don't see it if the new actresses were not as good as the new phenomenal male leads. some seats were cost-prohibitive. front mezz was great value!

78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Jokes were clever and hillarious. Effective use of the gorgeous set and props. Rewarded New Yorkers or Broadway/theater fans. Fun time!

Don't see it if If you're non-New Yorkers or not familiar with the theater, some of the jokes may not be funny. This is not a traditional, plot-driven play.

80
Vietgone
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Clever and subversive perspectives, voices and framing device. Slick set and sound designs. Perfect casting. Hysterical and poignant overall

Don't see it if Some scenes were a little too long and at times cliched, but editing would make this show a phenomenal one!

77
Aubergine
Midtown W
Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if some wonderfully specific and genuinely poignant moments, lines and performances. good examination of food and family across cultures

Don't see it if the fantastic parts didn't cohere as a whole. too many endings. worth seeing mainly for superb acting and some profoundly moving scenes.

84
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if insightful and amusing commentaries on historical legacy and masculinity. top-notched ensemble. smart and fun time overall.

Don't see it if some action sequences got a little repetitive. the cast was unparalleled and they truly delivered though!