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Framingham | 35-49 | Male
About:  Frequent theater goer from Boston
Reviews (78)
69
Great singing, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Star Wars . There were clever bits in the show that kept it interesting.

Don't see it if you want an actual story and not just 3 people talking about Star Wars through songs.

79
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Dated

See it if you're a fan of Aidan Quinn and Kristine Nielsen. They were great and the staging was excellent. The story is dated though.

Don't see it if you want to see something more modern and exciting. The story is interesting, but slow to develop and then ends abruptly.

99
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you liked Angels in America. This similar themed and similar length play in many ways is superior with and amazing cast of mostly unkowns.

Don't see it if gay-themed plays that run 7 hours over 2 parts are not your thing. The storytelling is so enthralling that it won't feel like 7 hours.

89
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something different that deals with controversial issues such as race, homosexuality, slavery, etc.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by nudity, depiction of homosexuality and slavery on stage. The playwright does a lot to add shock value.

60
Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you like the TV show and have any desire to see a parody of that with songs. I have never seen the show so everything made no sense to me.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with anything The Office. You will be utterly confused. In particular why Michael Scott was played by a woman.

80
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a small-scale musical that's clever, entertaining, yet dark and funny. There are some catchy tunes with a very good cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for amazing song you'll remember long after you leave the theater. The songs are catchy enough and moves the plot along.

80
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Great dancing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you're into dance musical with minimal props that is completely sung thru in one act. Joshua Henry was amazing as always.

Don't see it if you're not into bleak stories. This is a complete downer with no attempt at humor whatsoever. Some great choreography and memorable tunes.

91
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see what all the hype is about. It's something that's never been done before on Broadway. It's entertaining and educational.

Don't see it if you don't like rap music and a history lesson in one sitting. However, this is so different than anything else, you will be drawn in.

89
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're looking for a fun, relevant musical that is done very well. The cast plays multiple parts and can be confusing.

Don't see it if you want your musicals in 2 acts. This show is short and only one act.

70
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated

See it if you want to see one of the classic musicals on stage that now feels dated. If you saw this early in it's run, it may have been an event.

Don't see it if you want to see something spectacular and modern. The classic songs are still there, but there are newer and better choices on Broadway.

70
Betrayal
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see great acting from the 3 main leads. The play is only 90 minutes, but is slow and somewhat disappointing.

Don't see it if you're expecting something mind-blowing. The staging is minimal but the actors are really the best thing about the play.

80
Slow, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like new musicals with a decent original score. Not your typical musical. At times, felt more like a concert. Some parts were slow.

Don't see it if you're not interested or have little understanding of Greek mythology. Not necessary to enjoy the show, but definitely helps.

69
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing

See it if if you're looking for something different. This show is definitely geared towards a younger audience. They seem to really enjoy it.

Don't see it if if you're looking for something more serious. There is a message in the show, but most of the rest of the show is pretty silly.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Fun

See it if you're familiar with the Percy Jackson books and movies. The entire story is told with minimal sets. The cast was very good.

Don't see it if you have no clue who Percy Jackson is. More mature audiences may not get what's going on, but may still enjoy some of the catchy songs.

89
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of The Temptations' music. Much better than other recent jukebox musicals like The Cher Show or Summer.

Don't see it if jukebox musicals isn't your thing. There's very little in terms of sets. It's all about the actors, the songs and the costumes changes.

100
During previews
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by the a show with extravagant sets, excellent choreography and a different take on the movie.

Don't see it if you liked the movie and is expecting the stage musical to be exactly like the movie. The story is the same, but with different songs.

80
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you liked the movie, this is a honest transfer to the stage. Santino Fontana is amazing in a demanding role that requires a lot of changes.

Don't see it if you're want to listen to an excellent score. The songs aren't memorable. This could have been a must see if the score was better.

79
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoyed the movie. This musical is a faithful transfer of the movie with 90's music.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy jukebox musicals. Some songs work better than other to advance the plot of the movie, but overall done fairly well.

79
Burn This
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're a fan of Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz. They are both excellent in this. Adam Driver in particular really commands the stage.

Don't see it if you're a fan of Keri Russell. She was flat and a bit disappointing. She didn't really have much chemistry with the other male actors.

60
During previews
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Midtown W
Intense, Edgy, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like plays that explore relationships between man and woman and man and man. The play goes into subject matters seldom discussed.

Don't see it if you want to see something extraordinary. Pacing is slow. Transitions are not great. Probably could have been done in one act with edits.

75
Bare
Greenwich V
Great staging, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you're a fan of the original production of the Bare. This production done in a church offers an immersive experience of the show.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of gay relationships depicted in musicals or if you're not a fan of the immersive theatre-going experience.

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Kate Baldwin and Tom Kitt. Kate Baldwin is amazing in this show and Tom Kitt's music is very good on first listen.

Don't see it if if superhero musicals are not your thing. You'll have more fun with the show if you go along with the premise.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you're looking for something light and funny. The songs were catchy and the cast is very talented. Overall, entertaining and satisfying.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that plays into stereotypes.

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of either Ruben or Clay. Both are in great voice as are the 5 ensemble members. The ensemble is heavily involved in the show.

Don't see it if you're expecting great theater. This variety show exceeded my expectation which wasn't very high. I was entertained with great X'mas tunes.

80
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if you plays with gay characters that are dying from Aids. These characters could very well have been straight and it would still be relevant.

Don't see it if you're anti-marriage. This play has an opinion on the subject matter and it's definitely pro-marriage.

70
Profound, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Clever

See it if you like thought-provoking plays about life's moments that isn't like your typical play. The premise and the execution was interesting.

Don't see it if multiple people playing Chris will be confusing for you. The premise is clever and ambitious if you allow yourself to follow along.

50
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if something different than your traditional plays about black men and aids. The 3 actors were good, but i couldn't get pass the staging.

Don't see it if you have issues with the subject matter. I found the play frustrating and slow.

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Alanis Morissette's music. There are a lot of storylines to try and fit all the songs in. Cast is phenomenal.

Don't see it if you're not into depressing musicals. There's too much story and a lot of unnecessary characters. Not much changed since A.R.T.

89
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you've seen and enjoyed other versions of Little Shop of Horrors. This production with this cast is far superior than all the others.

Don't see it if you like your musicals serious. This show is zany and fun. Christian Borles is a hoot playing many different characters.

70
During previews
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Peter Dinklage. He's great in this new twist to the Cyrano story. Not sure this is needed to be a musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting something extravagant. The staging is awkward and the songs are unnecessary when your leading man is not known for singing

80
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you grew up listening to rock music in the 80s & 90s, this show will bring back some great memories. There are some amazing singing in this

Don't see it if you're not into 80's and 90's rock or you're incapable of letting loose and having a good time. The show doesn't take itself seriously.

71
Slow, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see one of the classic musicals. A handful of memorable songs, but slow in parts with extended dialog.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music. This is probably his more popular show, but not his best. Both Evita and JCS are better.

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a clever musical that expands upon The Wizard of Oz story. The staging, acting, singing, writing were all first rate.

Don't see it if you really like The Wizard of Oz and don't want you're memories of that movie/show altered or changed.

80
Slow, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you read the book or saw the movie and want to see it on stage. The acting and staging is first rate.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with a lot of talking. There are slow parts that drag, but the story is riveting enough to keep you engaged.

79
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed this movie. This musical is just as enjoyable Alex Brightman was really good as the main character.

Don't see it if you're expecting a masterpiece. If you go in with lowered expectation, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Songs were hit or miss.

80
Quirky, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're looking for a play that's smart, witty and well acted. Leads playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were both very good.

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing what is essentially two actors talking thru the entire play. Also, a third act makes it seem rather long.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of Jim Steinmen's music, this is a must. The actors sing the hell out of his songbook. You'll enjoy it more as a concert.

Don't see it if you don't like Meatloaf's music. The best thing about the show is the music. The story that ties all the songs together is weak.

79
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if want to see two excellent actors (Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge) in person performing two separate monologues to the audience.

Don't see it if you're expecting a more traditional play experience. The actors don't interact and it consists of 45 minute monologues in each act.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if if you liked the original animated feature or the new live-action remake. There's only so much you can do on stage vs the screen.

Don't see it if you're expecting the stage version to be better than either film version.

89
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like plays with intensity and suspense. The entire cast was fantastic. It was masterfully staged.

Don't see it if you have trouble watching a 3 hour play with a 20 minute interval and a 3 minute stoppage.

70
Nomad Motel
Chelsea
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, A pleasant surprise

See it if you're looking for something out of the ordinary. Acting was great all around and the story was compelling and relevant.

Don't see it if you're looking for something grander. The staging is small and with only 5 actors. If you're looking for more, this may not be for you.

78
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're looking for a different kind of humor that's edgy and raunchy. A must see for fans of Nathan Lane, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

Don't see it if you're offended easily. The vulgar humor is not for everyone.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like old fashion musicals done right. Really enjoyed the interactions between Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase.

Don't see it if you prefer something less dated and/or more serious. Kiss Me, Kate is a fun musical. You will enjoy it more if you go in with that mindset

79
Benny & Joon
Millburn
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoyed the movie, you should enjoy the musical. The songs were OK, but the performances are strong. Act 2 was much better than Act 1.

Don't see it if you're expecting great theater. Musical from popular movies rarely work. In this instance, this worked better than Pretty Woman.

79
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you want the familiar Oklahoma songs done differently. This version of the classic musical is unlike any other version.

Don't see it if you’re expecting the classic musical performed like it’s been done in the past. This version may disappoint the purists.

79
Daddy
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like thought provoking theater about interracial gay relationships that's some times funny and sad. First 2 acts great. Act 3 bad.

Don't see it if if you're not comfortable with the subject matter and/or if nudity offends you.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see one of the best plays of the 2018-2019 season. Jeremy Pope is truly outstanding as the lead. The entire cast is great.

Don't see it if don't want to see a play that deals with subject matters such as race, sexuality, and bullying.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see the best musical so far this 2018-2019 season. Surprisingly funny, entertaining and heartfelt. I was pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy. This show is the very definition of that supported by a brilliant cast and ensemble. Go see it.

80
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you like intense plays in an intimate setting. The actors are literally a few feet in front of you the entire time.

Don't see it if you expect great staging or anything resembling an extravagant production. Everything is simple as is the storytelling.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you’re a fan of Cher and her music. It terms of biopic musicals, not as good as Beautiful, but much better than The Donna Summer Musical.

Don't see it if if you don’t like biopic musicals and not a fan of Cher. Every part of her life is explored. I wasn’t a fan going in, but liked the show.