Rick 9

Baldwin | 65+ | Male
About:  Love the theatre but also love traveling so when in NY see as much as possible but the different entertainment available in foreign lands while traveling also brings great pleasure while I am missing NY
Reviews (128)
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Ambitious, Clever

See it if A 1 night escape from reality with a young enthusiastic cast who keep you involved in the fun right till the end

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy audience participation, raunchy language or male nudity you should probably do your viewing & drinking elsewhere.

Fluffy, Slow, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you like 1 man mentalist or magic shows and can sit thru 2 hours with sporadic action you would enjoy this show.

Don't see it if Too slow and in a way dated even with an unusual twist or two. If you like Plays, i.e. Drama's or Musicals or Comedy then skip this one.

Nutcracker Rouge
Justplainfun, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Raunchy/enjoyable, loosely based on the classic, original dancing, great singing and acrobatics in a club setting. Ignore inhibitions, go

Don't see it if If pasties, g strings and lots of exposed flesh bother you, don't see it. If you don't enjoy shows in a foggy club setting also stay home.

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Overrated, Cartoonish

See it if Disney fan, see it. Kids, see it. Follows the Animated version as much as a stage production can.

Don't see it if Sugary, cartoonish stories are not for you. Present male lead is nasal also. Seems to just plod along, uncomfortable seating doesn't help

Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if If you like old time Broadway big show singing & dancing with wonderful music don't miss this show

Don't see it if Not a fan of revivals? Prefer fresher shows? Then this one might be one to skip

Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If a touching look at a May-December relationship developing, not romance against a background of prejudice & a haunting wife intrigues you

Don't see it if If you expect a story more about the title character instead of revolving around him but not about him per se

Confusing, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if As I said about the first production, it does have a laugh in it on occasion and is definitely fast paced

Don't see it if The production felt as if I could have seen it performed in a High School and the same could be said for the writing & premise.

During previews
Absorbing, Dizzying, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if You know the story and want to see portrayals that will touch your soul, you enjoy drama's that draw you into the story and the character's.

Don't see it if If you don't like to cry at the theatre, if you prefer musicals then you should pass this show by.

Also See this if you want to be mesmerized by the range of emotions that ca... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if First, if you want a SHOW, this isn't it, but it is a fun melange of lights, music, song and visuals that make for an entertaining/fun nite.

Don't see it if You want a real show, this is like a very high quality cruise concert, it should be fun if you like that kind of stuff otherwise stay home

Delightful, Intelligent, Great writing, Romantic, Ambitious

See it if Add a few points if your family include emigre's from Eastern Europe, storyline is delightful and the music is fun, the singing so-so

Don't see it if If you don't like Fiddler you prolly won't like this, helps to know about history and pogroms,

Funny, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You would love an show with no semblance of sanity but performed over the top with laughter galore see it before it closes-BTW have dinner 2

Don't see it if Your sense of humor runs to the more sophisticated, if you prefer big staging and lavish sets

Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if You like Disney like stories & music then you will like this fantasy princess story, been to both cities? Scenery will make you feel at home

Don't see it if Fluffy musicals are too sugary for you stay away, predictable and syrupy not your style? Can't ignore reality for fantasy for one night?

A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Quirky, Intelligent, Amusing

See it if An entertaining evening with rather a dialog, could be called ad-lib or stream of consciousness by some, relevant to #metoo movement

Don't see it if You prefer a scripted show with a start & end, it resembles stand up somewhat but not riotous but rather tender/touching in spots

Harriet's Return
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Must see

See it if If you relish a one woman tour de force chronicling the growth and development of a heroic historical woman

Don't see it if Intense drama's are not your thing or if you prefer elaborate staging and productions

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if Like drama based on real experiences, if you enjoy exploring dramatic relationships, add a few points if you love baseball

Don't see it if Josh is the story but baseball is highly involved so if you hate baseball skip it, if you prefer big productions or musicals, also skip it

One Drop
East Village
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if the concept and the attempt to present it for an audience is enough for you or if the story strikes a chord, live band was a great addition

Don't see it if if poor accents and poor sound quality annoy you stay away. If you expect the whole cast rather than only 1 or 2 to perform up to par.

Also While the music was a nice addition the singing actually detracted fro... Read more Read less

During previews
Imperfect Love
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Confusing

See it if you love the story and enjoy the ambiance of an Off Broadway production downtown

Don't see it if a production that generates no life or fever disappoints you, swallowed dialog frustrates your concentration

Divine Horsemen
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if good plotting and engaging tragedy catches your attention regardless of performance

Don't see it if Excess profanity and expletives annoy you, if lines are missed due to being unable to hear them, then skip this show.

A Deal
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you, want to see a drama disguised as a comedy or a comedy disguised as a drama, it is a little of both and well presented and worth seeing

Don't see it if It can be a little dizzying at times so if you don't like to have to work to keep up this might not be up your alley.

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy historically directed drama's, you like relating the beginning and end over multiple generational shifts

Don't see it if 1st if you get physically uncomfortable sitting for long, its about 3 hrs. Otherwise I can't imagine anyone hating this-not loving it maybe

Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if IF a good cast exploring a good story makes your night then you are in for a treat, well acted and presented.

Don't see it if If you prefer fluffier entertainment or big productions you should probably pass this one up

During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Choppy

See it if Choppy, poor performances won't ruin the experience of an up to the moment, relevant commentery

Don't see it if You have preconceived idea's regarding current events, you don't like fact based shows that pull no punches

During previews
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Excruciating, Slow, Edgy

See it if You enjoy 1 person narratives, eerie/edgy topics whet your appetite

Don't see it if A different but tired take on an old horror staple isn't your thing, staining to hear for 2 hours ruins your concentration

I Lost You There
West Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy an intelligent but humorous approach to a life changing event by a talented writer/thespian, entertaining afternoon

Don't see it if If short and sweet is too quick for you or if you prefer ensembles or don't wish to explore heavy topic's in a show setting.

Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Great staging, Great acting

See it if As a theatre goer you want to be entertained then go before it closes, show is entrancing and the actress is fantastic

Don't see it if If you want big productions and musical scores instead of recorded music, nudity bothers you, touchy topics (still sadly) are not your thing

Also I noted that it said show already closed when I logged onto this page,... Read more Read less

Must see, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you're a literature and/or history buff this is not to be missed. Staging and acting were great and you could tell the cast was enthused

Don't see it if Hmmm, not a fan or the book or the era or prefer musicals? A story about prejudice bother you? Don't go. Otherwise do not miss it!!!

The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Certainly the story is absorbing and the performance well staged with an engaging cast.

Don't see it if Obviously not a musical. Seemed drawn out & overly long at 3 hours. Dialogue was hard to hear at time, no battery packs or mics in use.

Queen of Hearts
Raunchy, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like over the top, innovative, raunchy entertainment and can leave your imagination free rein.

Don't see it if It's raunchy so if you have an issue don't go. Sadly they also have a political song. Certainly annoying but not enough to ruin it.

Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You like up to the present societal questions addressed. Found A Number addressing an issue we will have to face very soon, likely in court

Don't see it if Both shows can be depressing so if you don't like that in a show stay home. Felt A Number was the better/more realistic of the two.

During previews
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if If you want to escape reality for a few hours to music your familiar with this will fit your bill perfectly

Don't see it if If you prefer an original score, it you hated Mamma Mia, if you don't like shows created around someone's oldie music

The Pet Play
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you enjoy a farcical look at pet owners and marriage this can make you smile

Don't see it if If you find the old plot device of portraying the husband as a buffoon to be insulting you probably should find something else to see.

Police Cops
Midtown E
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if The best I can say about it is that it was fast paced with continuous ongoing action with occasional moments of comedy.

Don't see it if The production felt as if I could have seen it performed in a High School and the same could be said for the writing & premise.

During previews
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if Grow up in NYC 50-70's w/immigrant grandparents or friends that did, this is sooo on point, the songs so well written & poignant

Don't see it if You want a big, staged musical fantasy with a full orchestra and all the bells & whistles but if you want to be touched see this instead.

Also A touching musical drama that does what they all aspire to do, it make... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Cliched, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like topical shows dealing with up to date, controversial subjects, you enjoy intense drama's that play on your emotions

Don't see it if You prefer musicals, big productions, light/fluffy subject matter or violence on stage or referred to off stage turns you off

Harry Clarke
West Village
Clever, Indulgent, Overrated, Refreshing, Cute

See it if If you enjoy somewhat amusing 1 man narrative biographical style stories told in multiple voices

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy bare sets and minimal action or prefer musicals or lavishly done show this is not for you.

During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if a combination of pathos, humor, sadness, disappointment and hope touches something in you.

Don't see it if you don't care to see a show with strong homosexual characters, you prefer lighter entertainment

Clever, Enchanting, Quirky, Fun, Entertaining

See it if Add points if a Chekhov aficionado, you would enjoy a lite evening away from today's conflicts and cares

Don't see it if I found it somewhat choppy so if you prefer a straight lined story or more drama this might not be to your tastes.

Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Masterful

See it if A1 writing & performance of a story revolving around a contentious social issue-bias-generation gap-love & support-

Don't see it if strong feelings on present day controversial issues? see what this is about before choosing to see it. Lean towards seeing it-was amazing

Time Stands Still
West Village
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You enjoy deeply intense relationships and/or shows touching upon relevant issues

Don't see it if You are not willing to wait for the characters/actors to "hit their stride" after a slow or hesitant first act. You prefer fluff.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Like great writing, wonderful singing and a heartwarming true story, don't miss this show

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or don't like stories based on real events but rather fantasies then this isn't for you

Also For the editors, hit the wrong button, actually was $95 for the show a... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a history buff and enjoy fictional dramatizations of what might have occurred.The haunting melody in the background only enhances it

Don't see it if accents are hard for you to decipher or if you prefer your history not to be fictionalized or if large productions are preferred

Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if Enjoy solo Tours de force? Want to be dragged along on a characters descent into madness? See it before it closes

Don't see it if Prefer big productions or elaborate staging, not here. Don't like being subjected to the demise of a character, probably should not see it.

During previews
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Intelligent, Slow

See it if Liked Carousel, this is it without the music. If you like seeing shows as they iron out the bugs, if you love local talent

Don't see it if Loved Carousel only as a musical. If you have no patience for a developing show, i.e. Lead actress slow in Act 1 but picked it up in Act 2

During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You would enjoy a modern romance described and acted almost as a hootenanny from the 60's.

Don't see it if You want more than a story told and sang by the group on stage with no real acting out of the story itself.

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Must see

See it if If you like Fresh, unique comedy with no 4 letter words. Entertaining and maybe even a tiny bit educational, well worth a nights viewing

Don't see it if If you are only comfortable with big venues and big staging stay away but you will be missing a delightful night of comedy.

During previews
Midtown W
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating

See it if can't really say there is much to recommend this show but as it appears to be a new writer you at least can get a look at that work.

Don't see it if aimless dialogue, overheated theaters, characters who elicit no real emotions all turn you off or disappoint you

During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like strong performances and strong distinct characters, fast pacing then see it.

Don't see it if You prefer characters with some redeeming value and/or story with some point to it

During previews
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Romantic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like romantic interactions in an ambitious undertaking which is well thought out. You enjoy actors & characters who are likable

Don't see it if Amateurish staging & at times acting detracts too much from the values of the production. Stilted at times even allowing for 2 tongues

Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if You know and like the story and simply want to see it handled in a different way.

Don't see it if Confusing productions are not for you, couldn't tell if it was a comedy or farce and for a moment even a drama, not sure they actually knew

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Riveting, Must see

See it if If you liked Cry Havoc you will find this just as thought provoking and insightful. Scary good acting edgy writing

Don't see it if If you want light entertainment, big time venues, large casts and a feel good experience this is not the show for you