Randy 8268

New York City

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Reviews (83)
85
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Sondheim. You like new takes on shows that don't alter the spirit of the play much.

Don't see it if You are don't like shows that have been altered from their original form.

Also Enjoyed many of the performances. One of 2 didn't mess as well. Fun, e... Read more Read less

39
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You like new ensemble based plays.

Don't see it if You want a play with a driving plot.

Also Characters enter and exit and sometimes sit around while others talk, ... Read more Read less

84
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Great writing, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy plays that are both character studies and plot driven.

Don't see it if You want a play you can drift in and out of.

Also Great ensemble. Great use of projections. I found the story to well pa... Read more Read less

75
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You've seen and liked Droege's other shows or videos.

Don't see it if You don't want to spend an hour watching gay men at their worst.

Also There's no particular depth or insight, it's just fun time, and there'... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like a plays that tells it’s story through music.

Don't see it if Plays about war or family secrets aren’t your thing.

Also Slickly staged. Engaging. But perhaps relied a bit too heavily on the ... Read more Read less

63
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like new musicals. You like small musicals.

Don't see it if You're looking for a musical with a strong book.

Also The score and book feel at odds with one another after about 30 minute... Read more Read less

74
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like an "opposites attract" story.

Don't see it if You want a play that is traditional in the way it being told.

Also Lovely performances.

83
Entertaining

See it if You like the material already. Or if you never have seen it and like dark comedies/musicals.

Don't see it if You want to see a updated, revised production

60
During previews
Dated, Banal

See it if You are a fan of actors previous work.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a play that still feels fresh.

Also There’s some interesting staging, but the play never gelled. The play ... Read more Read less

79
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Fascinating

See it if You want to see a cleverly designed and staged reenactment of Reality Winners initial arrest.

Don't see it if You want more than the cold hard facts.

Also Interesting how I kept changing my mind about what she done over the 6... Read more Read less

45
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Indulgent

See it if You are interested in a new play that deals with law, harassment, and ego.

Don't see it if You are interested in a play that has something new to say.

Also It's very obvious where this is going 10 minutes in, but takes 2 hours... Read more Read less

60
Ambitious, Cliched

See it if A small character study about lost youth is your cup of tea.

Don't see it if A large plot driven show is your cup of tea.

Also There’s some good scenes but overall the play feels bloated. Watching ... Read more Read less

63
Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want see a revival of a mid 90'd Pulitzer Winner.

Don't see it if You want a even production

Also The casting is uneven. Some nice performance but also a few whom feel ... Read more Read less

63
Funny, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a very silly satire

Don't see it if You want to a play.

Also More of a comedy revue than a play. Talented cast, but script is so-so... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a paly that should provoke a conversation or at least make you think about how you examine sex.

Don't see it if You want entertainment only.

Also Well done, smart, and funny. A little bit too long, but still solid.

75
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if You like small musicals with sung through plots.

Don't see it if You want something big and flash.

Also The book is a bit one note, but the score is great.

47
Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a new play about lifelong friends experience a low point in their lives

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy where the jokes feel fresh.

Also The actors do their best, but the jokes and plot feel forced. Staging ... Read more Read less

83
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like new plays about flawed people navigating low points in their lives.

Don't see it if You want something that is constantly upbeat and optimistic.

Also Lovely performance by the lead. Some of the supporting cast could be s... Read more Read less

73
During previews
The White Chip
Midtown E
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a small new play that deals with addiction in funny and interesting way.

Don't see it if You want a straight narrative play.

Also It very cleverly staged and performed.

50
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Disappointing, Dated

See it if You like seeing new musicals. Looking for something lite.

Don't see it if You want a polished new musical.

Also The featured characters outshine the leads. More so because they have ... Read more Read less

42
During previews
Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You like new plays that are character pieces.

Don't see it if You want a play with a driving plot.

Also I didn’t mind that the characters were unlikeable. But I struggled abo... Read more Read less

39
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like to see new plays. You are interested in plays about characters in their early adulthood.

Don't see it if You want a play with a strong plot.

Also As others have said, these characters being friends and belonging to b... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the movie live on stage with more contemporary songs.

Don't see it if You want them to stretch away from the film.

Also I wish there were less “Glee” inspired mash-ups of songs. But both lea... Read more Read less

95
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Funny and touching

See it if If you want to see a comedic yet realistic portrait of dating in the Theatre industry.

Don't see it if You want big set/costumes/music.

Also The cast is very funny. And script was funny and slowly (in a good way... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Interesting

See it if You like new plays. You like plays that deal with issues that aren't often discussed in public.

Don't see it if you wants something lite and only entertaining.

Also There's things to like, but the play takes a long time to rev up. Watc... Read more Read less

58
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Slow, Romantic

See it if You like new musicals. You like shows with plots and characters that interweave of long time periods.

Don't see it if A show that will give you an emotional payoff in the end.

Also There's moments and numbers I liked, but the overall show feels too ti... Read more Read less

81
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever

See it if You are a history junkie that doesn’t mind a modern feel to storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a traditional sounding Musical.

58
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow

See it if Family dramas surround deportation are of interest to you.

Don't see it if A comedy or something light hearted is what you are looking for.

Also There's some nice scenes, but there's only so much of watching charact... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You've liked previous plays by William Mastrosimone.

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished script or production.

Also You have to throw logic out the window to believe the situation we are... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like shows that don't conform and go at their own pace. You like the messing of music and story from 2 different time periods.

Don't see it if You like musical revues or jukebox shows.

Also I'm so surprised people are finding the plot/show confusing. Personall... Read more Read less

62
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You love Morissette's music and contemporary musicals.

Don't see it if You're looking for Jukebox show or a bio musical on Morissette.

Also Feels like "Next to Normal" meets "American Idiot". Lauren Patten & An... Read more Read less

35
Insipid, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You like some of the all-star cast.

Don't see it if You want to see a new musical that is deeper than a concept.

Also I wish they had found a more clever story to tell. Right now it’s a lo... Read more Read less

78
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Absorbing

See it if You like plays that are a depiction of a character's assessment of themselves.

Don't see it if You like plays that are plot heavy and aren't character studies.

Also Great performances by the leading man and the 2 parents of the childre... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You crave realistic portrayals of characters who find themselves in situations where they are destine to be knocked down.

Don't see it if You want happy, glossy portrayals.

Also I loved how the pay didn't pull any punches, each character is a victi... Read more Read less

73
Absorbing

See it if You like small shows that unravel information as they go along.

Don't see it if You like larger shows that are fluffy.

Also Great Design elements and acting. Wish there was a bit more plot, but ... Read more Read less

52
Overrated, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan boy/girl of the Potter world.

Don't see it if You want more than spectacle.

Also While some of the theatre magic is great, the plot feels like a "great... Read more Read less

92
Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love a retelling of a classic.

Don't see it if You want something brand new.

Also The Lighting, the staging, the performance by Scott...all fantastic. H... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Cliched, Great acting

See it if You like new plays that are character driven.

Don't see it if You prefer plays that are plot driven.

Also Bleak but at times powerful. Great performances from mother and son. C... Read more Read less

67
Some nice moments

See it if You want to see a new play with a small ensemble cast that mixes comedy and drama.

Don't see it if You want a play that doesn't rely on some old clichés

Also the mother/son story, though a bit predictable is the heart of this pl... Read more Read less

92
Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a new play with some terrific performances.

Don't see it if You want something large of flash.

Also Interesting script/plot that keeps evolving and gets more and more int... Read more Read less

63
Great acting

See it if You like dark shows. You like ensemble shows.

Don't see it if You can't deal with themes of violence and mental illness.

Also The ladies are all great. I couldn't figure out what the show was tryi... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Entertaining but a little flat

See it if You like Mr Fierstein, he delivers a layered performance.

Don't see it if You want a structure that allows more then speeches.

Also I sort of wished this was a 2-hander with Bella’s husband (who could b... Read more Read less

40
Disappointing, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in historical fiction involving LGBTQ issues.

Don't see it if You're looking for a full production.

Also The writing is interesting, but watching actors sit and read from the ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Funny

See it if You love the cast or the playwright’s previous work.

Don't see it if A lot of bickering and yelling is a turn off.

Also It’s funny and the actors are great. The constant fighting and yelling... Read more Read less

95
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you would like to see a compelling constructed contemporary play about gay men.

Don't see it if you would like to see something short and have no interest in gay themes.

Also Great ensemble!

75
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like musicals where the score is the star.

Don't see it if You like musicals where the book is the star.

Also Interesting and absorbing score. Book is slight and definitely should ... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like small, intimate shows about childhood and growing up.

Don't see it if You want entertainment only, and do not want a story that centers around violence against children.

Also All design elements and staging are wonderful. Actors are great. the s... Read more Read less

70
Make Believe
Midtown W
Ambitious

See it if you like new plays. you like plays about effects our childhood has on us as adults.

Don't see it if you want something that will throw you a curveball.

Also I generally liked the play and performances. I just wished it wasn't s... Read more Read less

58
The Exes
Midtown W
At times funny, but very cliche

See it if You want to see a brand new ensemble comedy.

Don't see it if You want a fresh take a divorce and marriage.

Also With a little trimming and sharper direction, the play would improve. ... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Great ensemble

See it if You like your comedies dark. You know Chekhov well.

Don't see it if You don’t know Chekhov well.

Also The cast really sold this for me and made it work even though my Chekh... Read more Read less