Rich 6125

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Programmer by day, parent by night. Theater as time and budget allows. Thank you show-score for helping with the occasional ticket discounts!
Reviews (20)
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Wheelhouse continues to deliver on its mission -- 95 minute energetic performance by talented young actors in an intimate black box.

Don't see it if you want a full 3 hour broadway epic revival with extravagant sets and well appointed restroom facilities.

Also Jeff Wise and co. have streamlined this Ibsen classic as a relevant an... Read more Read less

East Village
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you can get a babysitter. You enjoy supporting talented young actors helping a young playwright develop new material.

Don't see it if you wouldn't relate to the subject matter or enjoy an on-the-nose exploration of relationship issues that come up between couples with kids.

Also All four actors created 3-dimensional characters and enthusiastically ... Read more Read less

West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Shakespeare performed in an intimate space, resonant political and social themes emphasized by modern dress. Awesome perfs by Page, Harrow.

Don't see it if you don't like a full length, somewhat obscure Shakespeare political tragedy on themes of war; bothered by strobe and mild violence.

Also Sometimes when younger and older actors are on stage together, youthfu... Read more Read less

The Encounter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny

See it if you would enjoy an intelligent, funny, and dramatic one-man show with lots of clever storytelling techniques and relevant themes

Don't see it if burst of language in one spot lands it squarely at PG-13. Descriptions of survival in nature make you squeamish. You want singing & dancing.

Also Because of the thematic elements, this show carries intellectual and e... Read more Read less

Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Ambitious, Dizzying, Original, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you'll like young actors having fun, playing to the audience while telling a story that at times devolves into a pretext for clever staging.

Don't see it if you won't be able to forgive and overlook the artifice, clearly and accurately described here by Green and Barbour in their reviews.

Great acting, Fun, Lively, Great scene work, Ambitious

See it if Emerging young actors giving 110%, great line/beat/scene work, crafting mult. roles. Actors with size and talent easily fill black box. Fun!

Don't see it if Hot theater-you'll sweat. Polarity comedy ->tragedy is clear, but maybe b/c 2 directors, a few inconsistent moments, end feels too familiar.

During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you enjoyed last season's entertaining take on Cymbeline. Wonderful, distinguished performance by McTeer; Jumbo and Champlin also shine.

Don't see it if you're offended by mild, crass humor or by new scenes boldly inserted w/ political commentary to make the text more relatable & entertaining

Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see

See it if You appreciate directorial vision and an energetic cast/crew bringing Shakespeare to life. Remarkable production that should have run longer

Don't see it if you are a shakespeare scholar who insists on straightforward, literal, period interpretations

Enchanting, Romantic, Must see, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You love ballet and Gershwin. 90% chance this applies to you, so you should see it. Romantic, amazing dancing and choreography.

Don't see it if you don't understand romance between opposite genders.

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Fluffy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you have a sense of humor and are somewhat familiar with contemporary musicals

Don't see it if you want more than light entertainment - this is a pure comedy.

Great acting, Profound, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you've ever been a teenager or a parent, if you've ever felt that the distance between human beings should be shorter than it sometimes is.

Don't see it if you'll be disappointed, given all the hype, without a huge cast and orchestral fireworks. The fireworks in this show are emotional.

Also I saw the show during late previews, and I was completely blown away b... Read more Read less

During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Quirky, Entertaining, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a macabre cabaret with some catchy numbers, effective spectacle, energetic cast push their roles beyond the cliche.

Don't see it if you'll be frustrated by a structurally flawed show that fails to deliver a new idea; arbitrary choices often fail to evoke true feels

Also Talented young cast pushed beyond obvious stereotypes. Fun toe-tapping... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Contrived, Funny, Unambitious, Pretentious, Overrated

See it if you would enjoy a play with 2 talented actors trying to make the most of a contrived situation and shallow, borderline vulgar material.

Don't see it if you don't have the money for premium seats. Staging is unacceptable; side mezzanine seats should not be sold, not even as rush tix.

Also The plot, the characters, and their strained references to physics all... Read more Read less

Strange Country
Entertaining, Cliched, Crass, Humorous moments, Dysfunctional characters with problems vs desires = lower stakes

See it if you want to support small theaters and new playwrights. Street parking: lots of space downtown after 7pm. Actors found some true moments.

Don't see it if Never adds up to more than sum of parts. Stakes, plot forced at times. Generally rough around the edges-from casting to direction to writing

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Original, Intelligent, Resonant, Epic

See it if you can. If not, don't wait for the tour. Watch YouTube clips, read about the staging, and loop the amazing soundtrack. How lucky we are.

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for language; you've been living under a rock &would be offended by the dramatization of a politician acting immorally

For a previous production
Midtown W
Overrated, Pretentious, Cliched, Informative, Melodramatic

See it if you want an unfocused historical melodrama-within-a-melodrama to exploit but not illuminate popular themes. Cast tries but we can't connect.

Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy a pointless mashup of The Model Apartment (itself a poor play), Fun Home, & Schindler's List in the style of Mad Forest.

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Cliched, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy humor and spectacle, flashes of brilliance from JMI. AJ as lead, men in supporting comic roles were strong and tied show together.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie, you are bothered by cliche Disney princess characters, you are bothered by occasional fake Disney moments.

The Tempest (Public)
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Lifeless

See it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--otherwise you might never try another. JTF great in comic relief, the only bright spot.

Don't see it if you've ever seen a great shakespeare production--it will seem that much worse by comparison. Lifeless. Dead. Supposed to be the TEMPEST!

Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Family-friendly, Absorbing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You want a safe Broadway option for kids or a first date. Some great poignant moments, but some forgettable music and low dramatic stakes.

Don't see it if You want large scale musical, anything other than G rating, catchy tunes, glitz and glamour.

Clever, Intense, Great staging, Overrated, Absorbing

See it if You liked Rain Man (movie), The Man Who, use of projections and electronics

Don't see it if You want something romantic, uplifting, or emotionally engaging.