Randy 2

New York City | 65+ | Male
About:  Retired New Yorker - avid theatre patron - enjoy the variety of shows in NYC and surrounding area.
Reviews (66)
68
Overrated, Edgy, Ambitious
May 17th, 2022

See it if You want to see an overrated popular new show with adult language. And you want to hear/see black actors use and overuse the “N” word.

Don't see it if You are looking for subtlety- there is none.

71
Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining
May 16th, 2022

See it if you want to see a fully staged epic

Don't see it if you are looking for something new and creative

79
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if you have not seen a production of this show

Don't see it if you don't like to see shows about serious subject matter

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
May 16th, 2022

See it if you have only seen the movie version of Funny Girl

Don't see it if you only want to see the movie version of Funny Girl

84
Edgy, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging
March 28th, 2022

See it if you did not see the original play on Broadway

Don't see it if you don't want to see an adult play about a Gay baseball player and reactions from team players

96
During previews
To My Girls
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
March 28th, 2022

See it if you want to laugh at a funny but touching play

Don't see it if you don't like a play with cliques

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever
February 8th, 2022

See it if you like Disney musicals

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

77
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining
February 8th, 2022

See it if you like Sondheim musicals

Don't see it if you are expecting a brand new musical

85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
November 24th, 2021

See it if You like a fun evening of Disney magic

Don't see it if You like more traditional musicals.

94
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting
November 15th, 2021

See it if You want to see an uplifting story about the days following 9/11/2001. It holds up well.

Don't see it if You don't like to see shows that address the tragedy of 9/11/2001.

90
Funny, Delightful, Clever
November 15th, 2021

See it if You like clever musicals that holds up very well after more than 10 years

Don't see it if You are offended by adult humor that is a parody the Mormon Church.

97
Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing
November 15th, 2021

See it if You like seeing original musical that is different from seeing a standard "movie-to-musical" show. It is a show that makes yoj think.

Don't see it if If you like seeing more standard musicals.

80
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting
December 28th, 2019

See it if You know anything about the book, movie or another production.

Don't see it if You don't care for historical dramas based on books.

95
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing
December 28th, 2019

See it if You want to see good theater and can attend for 7 hours total, each part at 3 1/2 hours each.

Don't see it if You don't have patience or time to invest.

90
For a previous production
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing
December 28th, 2019

See it if You know anything about Harry Potter.

Don't see it if If don't want to attend 2 parts of a rather long show.

60
During previews
Quirky, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing, Clever
December 28th, 2019

See it if You have NOT seen other productions of West Side Story.

Don't see it if You like the traditional WSS. The techniques should have been used in a new show and NOT a classic like West Side Story

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious
June 21st, 2018

See it if You like to laugh at clever acting and singing

Don't see it if You don't like shows making fun of theatre

69
Overrated, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining
January 6th, 2018

See it if You want something different

Don't see it if You are expecting it to live up to the hype

90
During previews
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting
January 6th, 2018

See it if You like well written and well acted plays.

Don't see it if You are looking for something modern

69
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Disappointing, Clever, Fluffy, Refreshing
August 23rd, 2017

See it if You want to see and hear popular songs from Prince shows.

Don't see it if You are expecting a better representation of the many works of Hal Prince

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
June 28th, 2017

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals on Broadway in years.

Don't see it if You only want to see musicals based on so/so movies.

80
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
June 22nd, 2017

See it if Want to see a well written play.

Don't see it if Only want to see new plays.

90
Sweat
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see
June 22nd, 2017

See it if Want to think about the subject matter.

Don't see it if Want a less serious subject in a play.

78
Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing
June 22nd, 2017

See it if Want to see and experience something different.

Don't see it if Want to see only traditional shows.

77
Composure
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever
June 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to see a show that makes you think.

Don't see it if You don't like small non traditional shows.

88
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
June 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to know more about the Oslo Peace Accord. Want to see an intelligent play.

Don't see it if You want to see only mainstream plays.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent
June 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to see creative writing, staging and acting.

Don't see it if You want ONLY to see traditional plays

90
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Enchanting, Intelligent, Profound, Intense, Funny
March 30th, 2017

See it if You want to see a well written and well acting show.

Don't see it if You are expecting only a funny show or only a serious show. It is both.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky
March 30th, 2017

See it if You want to see Andy Karl in a good role for his range of acting.

Don't see it if You really liked the movie and expect the musical to be as good as the movie.

70
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny
March 30th, 2017

See it if You want to Patti and Christine in very good roles

Don't see it if You want to see a show with a strong script. Paper thin - something to hang the songs from.

72
For a previous production
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Hilarious
January 24th, 2017

See it if You like door-slamming farces.

Don't see it if You can't laugh at ridiculous plots.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent
January 24th, 2017

See it if You want to see the best musical in about 10 years to play on Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like new and creative musicals.

72
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining
January 24th, 2017

See it if You like a traditional book musical with good dancing.

Don't see it if You want to see a more cutting-edge musical.

85
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining
January 24th, 2017

See it if You have NOT seen a live production of Wicked.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a alternative version of The Wizard of Oz.

78
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining
January 24th, 2017

See it if You have NOT seen the Broadway production.

Don't see it if You don't like a traditional Broadway show.

73
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent
January 24th, 2017

See it if You have NOT seen a live production

Don't see it if You expect the show to be like the movie musical.

68
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Clever
January 24th, 2017

See it if You like puppets pretending to be adults

Don't see it if You don't want to see puppets being too cute with language and sexual situations.

75
In the Room
Chelsea
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
November 13th, 2016

See it if You don't mind simple staging. You enjoy new shows with fresh casts. Good acting.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of off-off Broadway shows in small and somewhat cramped spaces.

Also This show was the playwriting version of the recent show Small Mouth S... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing
November 13th, 2016

See it if You like well produced Off Broadway musicals with good music and good acting.

Don't see it if You don't like rock music musicals. You are looking for more elaborate staging.

85
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Resonant
November 2nd, 2016

See it if You want to see an intelligent production that is relevant today.

Don't see it if You only like traditionally staged Shakespeare.

Also Even when you can't catch every word spoken, this excellent production... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great writing
October 30th, 2016

See it if You want to see a well written play with good acting. And, you don't mind seeing a show that could be edited and tighten a bit.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with traditional staging. And, you are looking for a more polished production.

80
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing
October 23rd, 2016

See it if You like seeing well written shows from the 1950s. Also, a show with good acting.

Don't see it if You are looking for new shows only.

55
The Front Page
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow
October 21st, 2016

See it if You don't mind seeing a dated play with only Nathan Lane making it worthwhile.

Don't see it if You want to see an assortment of talented actors.

79
During previews
Two Class Acts
Soho/Tribeca
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing
October 18th, 2016

See it if You are a fan of A.R. Gurney or if you have an interest in his plays. You want to see a well written play with good acting.

Don't see it if You want a fully staged play with extensive sets.

Also These plays made me miss college (after 40 years!)

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Entertaining
October 17th, 2016

See it if You don't mind actors and acting better than the script they were given. You are not offended by politically incorrect dialogue.

Don't see it if You are offended by the use of the "n" word. If you don't want to see a play about a porno like play tending to be on Broadway.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Enchanting
October 12th, 2016

See it if You liked RENT and you want to learn more about Jonathan Larson.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditionally staged musical.

75
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing
October 7th, 2016

See it if You like musical concerts featuring music of Piaf and Brel.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional musical.

75
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Exquisite
October 3rd, 2016

See it if You want to revisit a good Bill Finn musical. You don't mind a show with less impact than the original(s). You like Stephanie J Block.

Don't see it if You don't like period piece musicals. You want traditional staging.

75
5 Guys Chillin'
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking
September 28th, 2016

See it if You don't mind a hard-hitting play with adult language and story lines, as well as heavy (simulated) drug use.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional drama and are offended by the subject matter.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny
September 26th, 2016

See it if You want to see a spoof of rehearsals for Waiting For Godot. You don't mind a bit of male nudity.

Don't see it if You don't like clever off-off Broadway shows.