Randy 2

Pompano Beach | 65+ | Male
About:  Retired New Yorker - avid theatre patron - enjoy the variety of shows in NYC and surrounding area.
Reviews (54)
80
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

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.

90
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

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.

90
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious

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

90
During previews
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

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

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

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

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.

90
Sweat
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if Want to think about the subject matter.

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

77
Composure
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

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.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

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

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

69
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Quirky

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.

72
For a previous production
Clever, Ambitious, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You like door-slamming farces.

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

72
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

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.

78
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You have NOT seen the Broadway production.

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

68
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Clever

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.

86
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

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.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

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.

55
The Front Page
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

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.

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Entertaining

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.

75
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

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
5 Guys Chillin'
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Thought-provoking

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.

69
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like special effects (sound), one-person shows, and non-traditonal shows. More of a performance piece than a play

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional show. You don't like rambling one-person shows.

89
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Even if you have not seen Hamilton. You can get many of the spoofs/tributes without having seen Hamilton.

Don't see it if You can't take a joke about the most successful musical in recent years.

90
During previews
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Like creative theatre unlike typical summer fare. Less is more.

Don't see it if Want to see traditional theatre

71
Himself and Nora
West Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You want to learn more about James Joyce and you like a small cast musical.

Don't see it if You are expecting a fast paced musical.

79
City Stories
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like chamber theatre, with the emphasis on the written and spoken words.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional theatre production.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a non traditional show

Don't see it if You don't like new approaches in musicals.

95
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

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.

60
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Quirky, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing, Clever

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

69
Overrated, Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want something different

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

69
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Disappointing, Clever, Fluffy, Refreshing

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

80
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Want to see a well written play.

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

78
Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if Want to see and experience something different.

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

88
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

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
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Enchanting, Intelligent, Profound, Intense, Funny

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.

70
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny

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.

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

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.

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

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.

73
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent

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.

75
In the Room
Chelsea
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

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

85
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Resonant

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
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

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.

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

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!)

79
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Enchanting

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
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Masterful, Exquisite

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.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

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.

71
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to see a family friendly musical with good dancing.

Don't see it if You are looking for something new and different from other musicals.

71
During previews
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You like good acting in a period play

Don't see it if You don't like traditional 3 act plays that are rather talky.

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a fun summer show with very good acting by all four women.

Don't see it if You want to see more traditional fare.

79
Entertaining, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You like well written and acted characters

Don't see it if Expect more realistic staging

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like well acted shows with a well written and directed script.

Don't see it if You don't like non linear story lines.

78
Vincent
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You like one person shows with good acting and a clever script.

Don't see it if You don't care for one person shows.