Russell B

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (46)
69
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love the original with zero changes.

Don't see it if You thought that we would have a show with a bit of an update.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Jersey boys and/or westside story. It is a true delight. If you are sick of really heavy dark stories and want a something delight.

Don't see it if You don't like linear narrated stories about family or period pieces. If you are not interested in race and cultural history of NYC.

95
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You have never had a chance to see Sunset. It is truly wonderful and Glenn Close dazzles.

Don't see it if Why? You have to see it.

87
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You enjoyed the animated version of Anastasia. It will delight you to see and updated version with more realistic take on the story.

Don't see it if You dislike staging heavily dependent on digital backdrops. If you are not a fan of lost princess like stories. That is the plot after all.

Also I saw this show very early on ins previews. I would recommend waiting ... Read more Read less

82
The View UpStairs
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of small place productions. Your are interested in gay history. Also if you enjoy more interactive theater.

Don't see it if You are offended by LGBT themes. Only like traditional staging.

78
The Battles
West Village
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy early stage productions. This musical is a strong production, but it's in the works. One day it could end up on Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with homosexual content. Or musicals that go back and fourth between musical styles.

57
In Transit
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Slow

See it if You enjoy simple musicals or just pure fluff. The show tries to leap to new heights, but falls flat.

Don't see it if Really with all the shows playing right now, no need to see this one. Hard pass.

58
Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You like the big names attached to the show.

Don't see it if The cast just can't pull of this production.

68
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if This is a show you really should see. It has a great music. The acting is stellar and a breakout star in Denee Benton.

Don't see it if The show misses some opportunities to tell more of the story, they opt instead for another huge, long, and unnecessary dance number.

89
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like or love Sutton Foster. She leads a great cast in a small setting for this classic show.

Don't see it if No reason not to.

85
The Front Page
Midtown W
Clever, Indulgent, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love a great stage production that is busy, quick talking, and just a little over the top.

Don't see it if You don't like classic stage comdies.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Delightful, Great writing, Slow

See it if Great acting. It's cute and witty. See if you like fun and light fare shows. Great for family or girls night out.

Don't see it if If your a fan of the movie and sara bareilles. Unfortunately Jesse wasn't at this performance. There is so much to see, you could pass.

92
During previews
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Original

See it if Your ready to feel a little uncomfortable in the silence. You want something original and like a little (well not little) nudity.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a traditional style play. This show has very little dialogue which is the point. It's not a sit back and relax show.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love one of the greatest classics of all time. Phantom is one for ages.

Don't see it if If you don't love big scores, big shows, and big songs.

82
Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love classic musicals brought back on beautiful stage at the most amazing of places Lincoln center.

Don't see it if If don't like traditional musicals. Or if you are not a fan of revivals.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Must see, Intense

See it if You loved the color purple and want to see a revival that feels like an original. Masterfully stripped down to the essence of of a story.

Don't see it if You want big flashing lights, big dances, or don't have an imagination.

77
Straight
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if Your interested in pushing the boundaries of how we live our lives and live in labels.

Don't see it if You don't want to be taken out of your comfort zone.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You love a big spectacular show that will make you laugh and cry. Amazing costumes, dancing, and score.

Don't see it if You don't like big lights, big numbers, and big finishes.

63
American Psycho
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You are looking for something you can't put your finger on.

Don't see it if You are excited about a new musical reinventing the wheel. No peak no valley just a slow and steady show.

80
Entertaining, Original, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a more grounded story with laughter and tears.

Don't see it if You like big scores and big stages.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Epic, Riveting

See it if You are prepared to see something that actually lives up to the hype. A show that transcends and breaks down barriers of theater.

Don't see it if You can't get a ticket.

95
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Original

See it if You love theater and inside jokes.

Don't see it if You hate laughing and having a good time.

20
Buried Child
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Slow

See it if Very dark and unclear storying telling.

Don't see it if You need something more fast paced and less ambiguous.

90
Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Profound

See it if You love this story and Sally Fields. It is masterfully staged in a refreshing way.

Don't see it if Your not a fan of the story or new staging that is very bare-bones.

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You get the chance.

Don't see it if You can't get tickets.

65
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like Harvey. Other than that it doesn't break any new ground.

Don't see it if This is one you can pass on. Go see the view upstairs for an LGBTQ story.

78
If I Forget
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant, Great acting

See it if If you like family drama, centered around Jewish conflicts of family, money, and Israel. Or if you are like me and a fan of Kate Walsh.

Don't see it if You do not like stories that use politics and religion to tell the story of family dynamics.

86
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Profound

See it if You like linear plays. If you enjoy small cast plays about current topics.

Don't see it if If you don't like stories about love and relationships.

79
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Funny

See it if You like twist on the great classic works of the bard. You enjoy small theater experience and some audience participation.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy rap or hip-hop. If you are not a fan of Shakespeare retold.

94
Ambitious, Indulgent, Must see, Great singing, Funny

See it if If you love the wonderful Kristin. She sings much more than Broadway classics. A perfect mix of music. Surprising numbers that sound great.

Don't see it if You don't like single person shows. If you are not a fan of pipes that hit those high notes.

63
Men in Towels
East Village
Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like none linear story lines. Small theater productions. Shows that break the fourth wall, a lot.

Don't see it if It's not a great a show. It's banial and very self centered. The creator is ambious, but unfortently what could be a great story is so-so.

66
The Humans
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You like stories with a lot of subplots that don't really get resolved.

Don't see it if You expect shows to be nice and tidy.

76
Falsettos
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You have never seen this ground breaking musical.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that have a darker focus. This is not a lighthearted show, but is moving. It is a little dated and long.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if Want a good laugh.

Don't see it if If you don't like stick humor.

65
The Layover
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Well I would say pass on this one. Or at least the last 15 minutes. The entire thing falls apart at the end. The acting is great, but ...

Don't see it if I'd pass it over. So many great shows out right now to see at public theater and the great white way. This is definitely not a must see.

68
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if A valiant attempt to tell a great story. If you are looking for a lighter fare.

Don't see it if If you want something more indepth.

37
Crude
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like unoriginal productions and stupid bro humor.

Don't see it if Don't waste your time and money.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want a show that expose the challenges of mental illness in a new way.

Don't see it if No reason not to.

74
Ambitious, Funny, Edgy, Original, Overrated

See it if You love foul language and a good story.

Don't see it if You don't have a thick skin.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if You love a Broadway classic.

Don't see it if Everyone should see it at least once.

83
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Indulgent, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love Jessie. He does a great job and the show is amazing.

Don't see it if If you don't want a quick fun 90 minutes of joy and pleasure.

61
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great writing, Slow, Banal

See it if You want the chance to see a story rarely told on Broadway.

Don't see it if Your expecting a new, powerful, and long lasting Broadway show.

86
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if After seeing this show eight times, I can never stop. In New York, London, or Salt Lake City. Wicked is a timeless masterpiece.

Don't see it if You don't love show stopping musical numbers and fun and light stories.

72
Clever, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You love all things classic theater, and love a good revival.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a masterful reinvention of the wheel.

93
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You love a bit of lighter theater. If you love the music of the four seasons. A non traditional style of storytelling.

Don't see it if You only enjoy musicals with originals scores and over the top musical numbers.

86
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Slow

See it if Those people who love a classically built musical. If you like a shifting between fantasy and reality.

Don't see it if You don't like traditional musicals, with classic ending first acts.