Richard 6291

New York City | 65+ | Male
About:  I'm a retired Psychology College Prof. who lives with my wife in Midtown Manhattan two blocks from the Broadway theater district where we spend a lot of time. We also enjoy Off-Broadway. Dance, Music, and the other wonders of New York City. We are big travelers (80+ home exchanges) and like to cook... Read more Read less
Reviews (38)
0
During previews
Literally painful, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if I can't imagine why anyone (aside from friends and family) would enjoy this show.

Don't see it if You don't want to spend well over 2 hours with no intermission sitting in the dark watching a group of misfits babble incoherently about

Also being politically conservative while your ears are regularly assaulted... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Unintelligible

See it if If you like Marin Ireland.

Don't see it if You don't have superhuman hearing and are not intimately acquainted with Western North Carolina speech patterns.

Also I suspect this play has a poor story line, but I'm not sure because I ... Read more Read less

30
Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You like vulgarity and superficial phony profundity.

Don't see it if You want to see real characters that make sense

75
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Cliched, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You like plays about irascible old men.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are too long.

60
Intelligent, Overrated, Indulgent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are satisfied with a word for word recitation of two quite long short stories.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to overacting.

45
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Quirky, Intense, Indulgent, Confusing, Edgy

See it if You like trying to make sense out of incomprehensible Irish slang with some invented words thrown in.

Don't see it if You like clear stories and good plots

92
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like clever plotting and mild suspense.

Don't see it if You don't like slightly sinister suspense.

97
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like clever wordplay (it's all done in rhyming verse), catchy tunes and terrific energy.

Don't see it if You like Donald Trump.

96
Church & State
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in an intelligent discussion about gun control presented with a dramatic, compelling story.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to listen to well reasoned arguments against your position on gun control (no matter which side you are on).

90
During previews
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like solid old fashioned comedies of manners (although it is not really a comedy).

Don't see it if You want a lot of action. You don't want complexity.

20
Pressing Matters
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want to be bored and confused at the same time. You like theatrical disasters.

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot,characters that make sense, laughs, and anything else that comprises a good show.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You like old fashioned folk music and singing. You are sentimental.

Don't see it if You like flashy production values and "with it" characters.

31
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if You like energetic young people jumping around pretending to be dancing to phony Russian music.

Don't see it if You like War and Peace or you don't like to be assaulted by flashing lights of various kinds.

89
During previews
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you like clever and quirky stories.

Don't see it if you don't like silliness in your plays.

90
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want a different view of the US involvement in Vietnam. You like hip-hop.

Don't see it if You don't like hip-hop or are easily offended by profanity.

85
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Exquisite, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You like slow, intellectual, but interesting theater. As with all Mint Theater productions the acting is superb.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action or drama.

80
Communion
Chelsea
Intelligent, Relevant, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if You want to learn the way "Client Centered" (Rogerian) psychotherapy works.

Don't see it if You are impatient. The first act is very slow.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like traditional solid big Broadway musicals with songs you know and walk out singing.

Don't see it if You really loved Zero Mostel's performance in the original.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like Restoration Comedy with its very complex literate language.

Don't see it if Don't want to listen carefully to the old fashioned language and rather silly plot.

10
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Quirky, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if You truly hate the shows of Oscar Hammerstein.

Don't see it if You like the shows of Oscar Hammerstein.

Also A travesty of musical theater and an insult to the memory of Oscar Ham... Read more Read less

60
Education
Midtown E
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if You want an intelligent discussion of free speech issues

Don't see it if You want believable characters.

75
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Dated

See it if You like old fashioned psychological analysis.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through almost 3 hours of psychological analysis

82
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like clever stories with surprising twists.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to contrived stories.

80
Cardinal
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a clever semi-fantasy about topics in the news.

Don't see it if You want a play with an ending that is reasonable.

80
During previews
The Chekhov Dreams
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Funny

See it if You like a mysterious element in the story. Good acting.

Don't see it if You are easily confused.

85
A Deal
Chelsea
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You like a solid clever plot.

Don't see it if You are not interested in real estate or Chinese politics.

70
Beneath The Gavel
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You like art auctions. You like shows with audience participation.

Don't see it if You don't like gimmicks. You don't like shows that pander to the audience.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want to learn a lot about the history of the Yiddish theater in America and attitudes in general about lesbianism.

Don't see it if You are not interested about the Yiddish theater in America and attitudes toward lesbians. You are offended by women kissing.

75
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if You really care about the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict. You appreciate good acting in a vacuum.

Don't see it if You are impatient about stories where you know the ending. You don't like padded, overly long shows.

87
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like the novel. You liked the production of Sense and Sensibility by the same people.

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of running around and yelling. You don't like changes made to the classics

85
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You like opera. You are interested in current immigration issues. You like clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You are an opera purist. You don't like opera. You don't like complex, confusing plots.

29
Entertaining, Disappointing, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like Hip-Hop

Don't see it if You don't like being blinded a regular intervals by various combinations of strobe nights or don't like rapping.

53
Great acting, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You never saw this play and want the experience

Don't see it if you are tired in any way because it will put you to sleep. The subsidiary characters are difficult to tell apart and are very confusing.

60
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Great acting, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see how much social attitudes have changed since this play was written.

Don't see it if You want a contemporary, relevant view of sex, homosexuality. etc.

75
Inner Voices 2016
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if You want to really understand what it feels like to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Nancy Anderson's monolog is a perfect description.

Don't see it if The other two monologs are not interesting.

90
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like great tap dancing.

Don't see it if You want something particularly innovative.

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy extremely clever staging and use of sets and props.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy old fashioned plays or theater in the round.

95
During previews
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like clever plotting and good acting.

Don't see it if You are bothered by unusual body shapes and coincidences