RickyD

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (87)
49
Uninspired, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you like borderline experimental theatre that doesn't have a clear message besides possibly how connected we are beyond our identities.

Don't see it if you want to see something crafted with clear intent and/or riveting dialogue.

50
Entertaining, Indulgent, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like modern tellings of old stories featuring recognizable characters.

Don't see it if if you are looking for something truly clever with with strong direction.

50
The Exes
Midtown W
Tiring, Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you like silly rom coms.

Don't see it if you are looking for a tight, engaging show.

50
Excruciating, Funny, Disappointing, Dizzying, Messy

See it if you like political metaphors being fired at you in a silly manner.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that feels complete.

94
Campy, Quirky, Hilarious, Funny, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Big Bang Theory!

Don't see it if you don’t know the show at all.

84
Engaging, Uneven, Resonant, Riveting, Clever

See it if you are interested in a very solid retelling of a classic.

Don't see it if you want to watch adults play themselves as children and carry the show.

50
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Dizzying, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you like hip hop and R&B theatre set in a club setting.

Don't see it if you are looking for outstanding writing and acting.

60
The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if you like campy, sci-fi musicals.

Don't see it if you want to see a well-polished show.

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you'd like to see a solid show that combines Waiting for Godot with Topdog/Underdog.

Don't see it if you have a fragile white ego.

75
Afterglow
Midtown W
Clever, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Forced, Resonant

See it if you want to see a legitimate story about open relationships and a lot of nudity.

Don't see it if you'd rather see a show that doesn't sacrifice storytelling by using sex to sell tickets.

40
Balls
Midtown E
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense

See it if you love shows about gender equality or have an affinity for Billie Jean King or tennis.

Don't see it if you'd like to see a well-oiled show.

60
For a previous production
Funny, Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Redundant

See it if you like ridiculous physical comedy.

Don't see it if you are expecting a plot with an actual arc. It's the same schtick for 2 hours straight.

1
Charm
West Village
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Overrated, Offensive

See it if you like elitist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynistic minstrel shows.

Don't see it if you think exploring identity politics excuses unforgivable mistakes.

80
Power Over POTUS
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you like cheesy comedies that explore a niche topic within American politics.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep or would prefer original music.

35
The Traveling Lady
West Village
Cliched, Banal, Dated, Delightful, Slow

See it if you like old plays that take two hours to make one point.

Don't see it if you have better things to do.

40
How To Be Safe
East Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Unclear, Messy

See it if you like plays about mental illness that provides opportunity for female actors.

Don't see it if you expect to see a well-developed play with three-dimensional characters and seamless transitions.

70
The Assignment
Midtown W
Cliched, Great staging, Resonant, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to watch a decent drama that explores the intersection of two broken people.

Don't see it if the dramatic development not keeping up with the characters' relationship would bother you.

60
Entertaining, Great acting, Indulgent, Relevant, Disjointed

See it if you like to see plays that explore what romantic relationships and frienships can be.

Don't see it if it concerns you that the play moves from realism to a disjointed structure that doesn't seem to work well.

87
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like plays that explores modern romantic relationships with well-penned humor and drama.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or don't like straight plays.

72
During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Relevant, Slow, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you like formulaic contemporary plays about loneliness and fear of the future.

Don't see it if you are expecting action to take place on stage. Action is replaced with sometimes-relevant musical numbers.

75
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if you like busy meta theater that is fairly well executed.

Don't see it if you don't like being bombarded with lots of ideas at once without much subtlety.

69
Cliched, Entertaining, Indulgent, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you like devised pieces experimenting with outside ideas and a non-linear structure.

Don't see it if it is painful for you to see a style of show that feels dated and periodic forced moments.

30
Cliched, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are a history buff or a Gorey fan.

Don't see it if you like good writing and performances.

80
Clever, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy, Dizzying

See it if you like a solid, campy and fabulous parody.

Don't see it if if you are looking for high brow humor or high production value.

50
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you like narratives in which there is little action or you like when writers write about writers.

Don't see it if you would prefer a well-defined plot that moves and believable romance.

90
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Indulgent, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like burlesque adaptations with high production value and lots of thought put into it.

Don't see it if you're looking for high brow entertainment.

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a top notch mentalist/magician/painter charm you with his great showmanship.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a show with a narrative.

95
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like clever stagings of contemporary musicals.

Don't see it if you don’t like small theatres.

50
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Uninspired, Slow, Great acting, Excruciating, Banal

See it if you really love modern adaptations of classics.

Don't see it if you are expecting something truly fresh and inspired.

80
After
Midtown E
Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are interested in the relationships behind tragic events.

Don't see it if you are interested in something very unpredictable or highly theatrical.

50
During previews
Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Entertaining, Funny, Inconsistent

See it if if you like shows about the twists and turns of romantic relationships.

Don't see it if you're looking for a millennial comedy like it is billed as. It's really a generationless relationship drama with an inconsistent tone.

75
During previews
Funny, Charming, Great acting, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you want to see an above average romantic comedy.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that really follows through on its title. It needs some work with character arcs.

70
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Disoriented, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like above average, modern not-so-romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you're looking for the next bit hit.

50
During previews
Disjointed, Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if want to see an ensemble consisting of women of color explore issues of said group.

Don't see it if you want to see a tight show with clearly defined characters/arcs.

50
During previews
Dinner With Georgette
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like shows that experiment with form or that have LGBT themes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a tight, clear narrative.

70
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like shows that question the future of humanity and our planet.

Don't see it if you are expecting to fully connect emotionally. A robot literally gave me more feels than the humans.

30
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Chaotic

See it if you are obsessed with the film?

Don't see it if you don't already know the story going in.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Tiring, Long-winded

See it if you like well-directed comedies with an old school plot.

Don't see it if repetition and questionable writing structure drives you nuts.

50
Absorbing, Delightful, Dizzying, Fluffy, Tiring

See it if you love energetic, over-the-top, silly comedies with basic jokes.

Don't see it if you are expecting a clever script, consistent acting, sharp direction or a sensible set design.

67
Venus
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Grueling, "extra"

See it if you like shows that explore real-life injustices.

Don't see it if you're not into shows with odd structures and random characters.

85
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to watch a very clever examination of a specific type of American culture.

Don't see it if you get turned off by "loud" writing moments that deviate from the very strong realism.

65
Church & State
Midtown W
Relevant, Fluffy, Entertaining, Slow, Circular

See it if you are passionate about plays that explore politics, faith and gun control.

Don't see it if you expect there to be action or you'd like the ending to resonate.

70
Sweat
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you want to see a relevant piece of theatre that captures the struggles of working class, small town America.

Don't see it if you are expecting a well-structured play with complete characters.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Excruciating, Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love long, wordy plays that create a great showcase for a huge cast of talented actors.

Don't see it if you get tired/bored watching wordy plays that could use some cutting or faster pacing.

69
During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Indulgent, Slow, Entertaining, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you are into contemporary plays about loneliness that experiment with setting.

Don't see it if overindulgent, wordy shows put you to sleep.

65
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Funny

See it if you like monologues/narration delivered from an odd world.

Don't see it if you like action and strong dialogue.

75
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Good pacing, Quirky

See it if you like old school hip hop theatre that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Don't see it if you would rather not watch a boys' club water down Shakespeare.

93
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you like relevant pieces of theatre that captures the gay experience at 30ish.

Don't see it if you don't like stories revolving around growing up and moving on.

85
For a previous production
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy strong character one-man shows with some truly witty moments.

Don't see it if you can't stand when shows end with a pretty bow on top.

69
Paramour
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Dated, Great staging

See it if you love stunts and cirque performances.

Don't see it if you want to see every musical theatre cliche ever on one stage.