RGM Manhattan

Manhattan | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (20)
75
Resonant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy classic, heartwarming holiday plays. Campbell Scott was a unique Scrooge. Excellent musicians and vocals.

Don't see it if You expect an exact telling of Dickens’ tale. They whitewashed the more severe parts of the play; no Ignorance and Want, Disney-like ghosts.

80
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You appreciate great acting from all cast, and Tracy Letts’ unique, punchy and acerbic dialogue. Letts is a master. Good comic relief too.

Don't see it if You’d find a self-destructive, aging hipster storyline disappointing.

60
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Cliched, Banal, Great acting

See it if You appreciate brilliantly-delivered, albeit rambling monologues that jump from story to story from two very talented actors.

Don't see it if The frenetic, wistful storylines jumping back and forth will bore you. Incredible acting, but ultimately tragic material.

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like Bryan Cranston, who does a magnificent job in a unique take on Howard Beale.

Don't see it if You expect it to live up to the unmatched film. Mediocre supporting cast and modernized tech actually makes this feel more dated than it is.

60
Great singing, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if You love current musicals with songs that aren’t especially catchy and focus on millennials and social media.

Don't see it if You prefer melodic, Andrew Lloyd Webber style musicals.

92
All My Sons
Midtown W
Dated, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Astounding performances by Tracy Letts and Annette Bennington - powerful acting from both that transcends the somewhat dated material.

Don't see it if You struggle with period pieces, complex storylines, or relating them to current day social mores.

78
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You enjoy an impeccable cast who deliver a masterful performance, especially Elaine May, Joan Allen and Lucas Hedges.

Don't see it if Subject matter concerning Dementia and end of life matters will be grating to you.

95
Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if Remarkable performances by Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf with superb writing by Edward Albee. Immersive, thought-provoking material.

Don't see it if You are turned-off by sharp, gritty reminiscing of one’s life with a particular focus on the blemishes, compromises, and end of life phase.

60
Ambitious, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Great acting

See it if You love the cast members, who all act masterfully, or specifically appreciate slow paced “classics”.

Don't see it if You don’t want to spend 4 hours on an irrelevant, shouldn’t-have-been-revived period piece whose star-power can’t overcome its datedness.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You appreciate exceptional acting from all cast, depth of writing, complex storylines, and historical accuracy. Superb on all fronts.

Don't see it if High-impact historical pieces (using Olde English language) with allusions to modern-day societal problems are not appealing to you.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Indulgent, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy gay social-class storylines with total knockout performances by Paul Hilton, Andrew Burnap, and an exceptional supporting cast.

Don't see it if A 2pt 7hr play isn’t for you. They could’ve trimmed 2-hrs of character development/removed some characters altogether. Too campy at times.

100
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if See the performance of the Year by actor Brian Cox as LBJ. Robust, magnificent performance and nonstop power from supporting cast.

Don't see it if Everyone should see this play for its impeccable execution and relevant historical significance.

90
Must see, Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate the great American songbook of the ‘60s and ‘70s spanning soul, soft rock, and standards.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate melody or musicals.

82
Epic, Dizzying, Ambitious, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You’re a fan of the series (I’ve never seen one) and enjoy well staged, well lit productions with heavy special effects and a talented cast.

Don't see it if A long play (nearly 5 hours in two separate sittings) isn’t for you. Also, if you don’t have any historical knowledge of the series.

77
Great acting, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the supremely talented Lori Metcalf and John Lithgow.

Don't see it if Political material, especially around the Clintons, bores you.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if This one man show is intense, brilliantly acted, and provides an overview of Lenny Bruce’s life in an effective and absorbing manner.

Don't see it if Counterculture, political incorrectness, or profanity upset you.

92
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate sharp dialogue, masterfully delivered by three wonderful actors - about a the nuance of truth and narrative.

Don't see it if You struggle with fast-paced dialogue, negotiations and the occasional profanity.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want to be “wowed” by sensational acting, storyline and set. Nathan Lane steals the show, but every cast member did a wonderful job.

Don't see it if Gay period pieces aren’t your thing.

90
During previews
Refreshing, Relevant, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy gay period pieces (somewhat modernized) with a very strong ensemble cast, terrific stage and perfect lighting.

Don't see it if The genre is unappealing to you — or biting, antagonistic writing offends your sensibilities.

25
During previews
Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You enjoy spending 3 hours watching an old woman die while her miserable children gain no new insights about their lives or their mother.

Don't see it if You are bored by the pointless, morose and self-absorbed low-class character archetypes portrayed in this end-of-life focused piece.