Randy 8268

New York City

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Reviews (54)
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

45
Slight

See it if You like new plays with small ensembles.

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

Also I really wanted to like it more, but there just wasn't enough to the p... Read more Read less

66
Slow, Intelligent

See it if you like plays that deal with real life issues in today's news

Don't see it if you want a big production, with a large cast.

Also It takes a bit for the play to get going, but finds it's groove at the... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Funny, Absorbing

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

Don't see it if You like big shows that are plot driven.

Also Lovely performances by both Shannon and McDonald. A enjoyable night of... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for a night of pure musical comedy

Don't see it if you want a more serious, sober evening.

Also So funny. Great book, Great cast. The score was hit or miss. But I was... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You’re looking for something different. Or love the actors.

Don't see it if You like your comedies high brow throughout.

Also I really wanted to love this, but it’s more of a smile play than a lau... Read more Read less

95
So much fun!

See it if You like plays about Theatre people. Or you like ensemble plays.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas or plays not about show business.

Also So funny. A wonderful ensemble. A hilarious script. I had a blast!

77
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Resonant

See it if You like small plays about people over coming their darkness and past.

Don't see it if You like be laugh a minute comedies.

Also I didn’t love the ending, it’s a bit of a let down. But I enjoyed the ... Read more Read less

55
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Slow

See it if You're looking for a period piece about youth, politics, war, morals.

Don't see it if You're looking for a finished play. his felt like a second draft. Some characters are developed much more then others.

Also Even at 90 minutes this felt long. There wasn't a compelling story at ... Read more Read less

95
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you want to see a beautiful show with so much heart and laughs

Don't see it if you prefer a show that is only one thing

Also loved it from top to bottom

40
Ambitious, Cliched

See it if you know someone involved.

Don't see it if you want a well balanced script. The drama and comedy don't balance each other out.

Also The characters are archetypes, and don't feel fleshed out or real. Som... Read more Read less

83
For a previous production
Funny

See it if You like silly. You like physical humor.

Don't see it if You want plot and character development.

Also Sit back and enjoy. Very hard working cast.

56
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Slow

See it if You like musicals about history or based on true events. A fan of the film.

Don't see it if Want something that will challenge and engage you.

Also This moved to slowly for me. None of the new songs were memorable.

90
Clever, Absorbing

See it if a small play about people dealing with their demons in unexpected ways.

Don't see it if you don't like small plays, or plotlines that take a bit of imagination.

Also strong ensemble of actors.

88
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Funny

See it if you like dark humor and satire.

Don't see it if you like a very serious, PG rated comedy

Also I laughed a bunch.

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

83
Fairview
Brooklyn
Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be kept on your toes. You want to be surprised as to how the play keeps evolving.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with a traditional plot. You do not want to be on your toes.

Also The play is thought provoking and masterfully executed. My only disapp... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love musical comedy. You love shows about folks with show business aspirations.

Don't see it if you don't want old school musical comedy, you don't want a predictable storyline.

Also It's a sit back and relax musical comedy. nothing heavy, nothing taxin... Read more Read less

45
Friendly’s Fire
East Village
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like an absurdist play that blends together war and pop culture.

Don't see it if You want a straight forward narrative, and a script that full developed.

Also The cast is game, but I'm afraid the script is too choppy and the conf... Read more Read less

45
Plano
East Village
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy absurdity. You like Theatre to take a chance.

Don't see it if You want plot and character development. You want a story from A-Z.

Also The actors are clearly talented, I just don’t think this was my type o... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Beatuifully acted/sung

See it if You're open to a new brash and dark interpretation of a musical you think you know.

Don't see it if You want "Oklahoma" to have a huge chorus, and sets, and orchestrations.

Also I was so taken with the subtle and honest performances. Sometimes when... Read more Read less

53
During previews
Cliched

See it if You like "Jersey Boys" or "Beautiful". Or the music of Temptations.

Don't see it if You're looking for a rich book to go along with the songs you already love. The show doesn't go beyond the surface of their characters.

77
During previews
Great acting

See it if You are familiar with Sam Shepard plays. Like plays that take their time and are slow burns. You like the actors; all are great.

Don't see it if if you are unfamiliar with Sam Shepard plays, this might not be the best introduction.

48
Downstairs
West Village
Good acting, disappointing writing

See it if You are intrigued by a 3 personal play starring the Daly’s.

Don't see it if You want to leave feeling satisfied. The play doesn’t offer any insight or entertainment.

Also It’s another Rebeck playthat chases it’s own tail. Very repetitive wit... Read more Read less

98
Plan G
Soho/Tribeca
Funny

See it if you want a comedy about people down on their luck and willing to go to extremes.

Don't see it if you want a drama, or something small.

Also The situation is big (I won't spoil), the characters are big. I laughe... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like plays that start out about one thing and become about something different halfway through.

Don't see it if you are looking for something lite and fluffy.

Also I found the play to be engaging from start to finish.

57
Your Invisible Corset
Lower E Side
Disappointing

See it if you are looking for a new spin on the Dracula tale.

Don't see it if you are looking for a sharp and slick production.

Also Normally I feel Off-Off Broadway shows are underwritten, this felt ove... Read more Read less

94
Arbuckle Syndrome
Midtown W
Great writing

See it if Like a play that will challenge you. Like character driven plays.

Don't see it if Like happy plays. Like plays that are about plot.

Also Loved the writing! It’s a very honest and brutal, and at times brutall... Read more Read less

78
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if you like a fluffy comedy about terrible people.

Don't see it if you want a lot of substance. this one is just fun.

60
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Ok

See it if you like plays about relevant social moments.

Don't see it if you want a play that let's you escape.

Also some of the characters motivations seemed to come out of left field.

72
Funny

See it if a fan of the film. like biting comedy.

Don't see it if you go to musicals only for the score.

Also I enjoyed everything except the score. Book, performances, design, but... Read more Read less