Richard 801

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Reviews (37)
96
Riveting, Relevant, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are ready to cry. Moving, beautifully written, and superbly acted. All the characters are outstanding.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with dance breaks or are unprepared for being taken on an emotional journey.

Also Suicide and being a social outcast and feeling isolated are central to... Read more Read less

100
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Masterful, Epic

See it if You love Broadway. This show is epic, in a class all by itself. Mesmerizing, a master class in acting. Cranston is incredible.

Don't see it if Unless you hate plays or you hold a grudge against Walter White, not sure why you wouldn't want to see it.

Also There are no words for us other than wow, wow and wow. Can't understan... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Wow. Just see it. Smiled and laughed all through the show. Music wasn't rememberable but everything else was.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it unless you either hate musicals or you're dead. Some adult language, innuendo and situations. Not for under 13.

Also Haven't laughed this hard since Spamalot and The Producers. Clever wri... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if There are no ifs, just see it. Waited almost 2 years & saw it last night. I haven't enjoyed a show this much in a long long time.

Don't see it if Can't find a reason not to see it, it was that good!!

Also This was the perfect feel-good show for this day and time. Needed a pi... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if Smiled from beginning to end. Great music, funny dialogue, relevant storyline, great acting, and great energy.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it unless you hate to smile, laugh, be relevant or truly hate musicals

Also The cast is great and really seems to love each other. The troupe trul... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if If you enjoy the Disco era and Donna Summers songs. Just like going to her concerts. If you enjoyed, Motown, Jersey Boys etc. you'll enjoy

Don't see it if The Disco Era was not your thing.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Funny

See it if you like or love Jimmy Buffett, want to be entertained, want to smile, laugh and hum along.

Don't see it if you intend to bring kids younger than 13 (suggestive dialogue and scenes), or expect a blow-out musical, this is not Mama Mia or Jersey Boys

Also Saw it last night. What we expected is what we saw. A story woven into... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if Loved every minute. Great story, acting, signing, staging...Don't miss this revival.

Don't see it if you don't like island settings and island music. Otherwise, can't come up with a reason not to see it.

85
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a liberal or Democrat who is deeply concerned about where America is headed under the current POTUS.

Don't see it if if you think the current occupant of the White House is "really" going to make America great again.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Extended run till 8/6/17. Thought provoking and relevant to this day. Excellent acting, staging, perfect period music (Klezmer).

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

90
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you love an English farce, just want to smile for 2 hours and forget about what's going on in the world.

Don't see it if you don't like English farces, don't like physical comedy, are expecting great music or are barely breathing.

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like Andy Karl, liked the movie, want to have a good time, laugh, and enjoy musicals.

Don't see it if If you are taking kids under 13 and young teens. Theatrical raunchiness, sexual innuendo, sexual content.

Also Over orchestrated. Couldn't hear the lyrics at times. Was a preview bu... Read more Read less

85
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy acapella music, talented singers, clever lyrics, New York transit humor, excellent acting. Cir in the Sq is the perfect venue.

Don't see it if you expect a full orchestra. No instruments here. Full acapella. No reason not to see it.

80
During previews
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Relevant

See it if Like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, if you ever tried to make dinner reservations at a popular restaurant, if you want to smile for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if You don't like JTF, have no sense of humor and only eat out at fast food restaurants.

89
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Refreshing, Original

See it if you like Gloria Estefan, the Miami Sound Machine, Cuban salsa. Nicely told rags to riches stories, excellent acting.

Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan, Cuban Salsa or rags to riches stories.

100
Masterful, Original, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you like over the top musical performances. Irreverent. Lives up to the hype. Your jaw will drop at some of the lyrics.

Don't see it if you are easily offended. Not for the puritanical.

89
Great staging, Great acting, Original, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you like a classic theater masterpiece. Fantastic voices, superb acting, staging is incredible.

Don't see it if you don't like anything Andrew Lloyd Weber.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy great music/lyrics, fun story, superb acting, great ensemble cast. Highly acclaimed and deservedly so. Tony winner.

Don't see it if this isn't your thing.

79
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if you want to smile and laugh throughout. Epic disaster movies as a base with 70's songs woven throughout. Pure fun with great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you want traditional broadway musical.

90
Must see, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a provocative production led by terrific actors esp. esp. Daniels,Keenan-Bolger, & Jackson. Sadly relevant.

Don't see it if you’re a TKAM purist who may have a problem with the way some of the story was adapted for the stage.

Also if you're not happy with Lee's novel adapted by Sorkin, and don't beli... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Love (updated) revivals, love Broadway musicals, love Laura Benanti, love those lyrics and scores that never seem to grow old.

Don't see it if Don't like revivals, although this one has been updated. Don't like to trek to Lincoln Center. Really no reason not to see this production.

75
Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A mix or Dear Evan Hansen & Little Shop of Horrors. Great score, acting & singing. Demographic of mid-teens and their parents.

Don't see it if you don't like coming of age musicals and or unique theater. The sound may be too loud for some.

Also An abundance of older teens and 20 somethings when we saw it on 3/7/19... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like great acting by Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano. If Sam Shepard plays are your thing. Relevant topics and simple staging.

Don't see it if Sam Shepard plays are not your thing; you just like to watch a play for the acting and storyline without worrying about character developme

Also However, we like to see plays that have clear endings. We don't like l... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if It's a combination of the Full Monty, School of Rock & the Wedding Singer. Humorously predictable, cliched, clever lyrics.

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock music. Like traditional musicals. Not your classic musical. Saw 5th preview. Needs work.

Also If you like these aspects you'll enjoy the show. Runs for 2 1/2 hours ... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy the throwback musicals of yesteryear, enjoy great signing and excellent acting. Great musical numbers.

Don't see it if Nothing to do seeing it or not, we found the chemistry between Julie and Billy to be lacking. Also, while all of the characters adopt a

Also 19th century/early 20th century persona, Billy comes across as a 2018 ... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You absolutely love John Lithgow. Enjoy watching a talented actor bring storybook characters to life.

Don't see it if If you are expecting stories about his stage, screen and TV successes. Show is a tribute to his father.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if no ifs, just see it with Bette. Every aspect is outstanding and Bette is phenomenal, a true treasure and an incredible talent.

Don't see it if you aren't breathing, otherwise see it!!

Also David Hyde Pierce is great as Horace Vandergelder and Kate Baldwin is ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love Broadway musicals, especially those associated with Hal Prince. Great songs and signing highlighting the incredible Hal Prince.

Don't see it if you are not a broadway musical, past or present, fan.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you loved the music of Carole King and many of the great groups from the 60's. It was like a 2-hour concert. Enjoyed every bit of it.

Don't see it if you hated the 60s and 70s music, have no clue who Carole King was and don't care. Otherwise, sit down and enjoy the words, music & story.

70
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Honestly, would not recommend the show.

Don't see it if Sat in Mezz and couldn't understand the lyrics Lupone was singing. Score was not uplifitng with most of the songs in a minor mode.

Also Probably in the minority of those in attendance. Found the story inter... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you grew up in NYC, especially the Bronx. The Sopranos/West Side Story meets Jersey Boys. Musical hit of the season.

Don't see it if No reason not to. Story time frame 1960-1968 and content very relevant today.

85
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Must see, Delightful, Riveting

See it if you want to be truly entertained. Choreography is mesmerizing. Great singing by Audra, Brian, Billy et al. Not to be missed.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it. Audra, Billy, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brooks Ashmanskas and more all on the same stage. Just go see it!

78
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if a show for the entire family. Saw it first night of previews, a story almost everyone knows. Acting, music, lyrics and staging was very good

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Nicely told story.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if you want to smile/laugh throughout. You'll be humming the songs as you leave. Entertaining. Laugh out loud. Great performances, music/lyrics

Don't see it if you think you will be wasting your $ on a silly show.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if Riveting performances, unusual staging.

Don't see it if you don't like serious broadway drama.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if just see it! The hype is for real. Sat in next to last row of balcony, didn't matter. A rare theater experience. Epic!

Don't see it if Can't find a reason not to see it.

79
Bright Star
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Original

See it if you like bluegrass music, very good acting, an interesting story. Carmen Cusack is excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like bluegrass music, not a fan of Steve Martin or Edie Brickell.