Ryan M

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (72)
69
During previews
Banal, Uneventful, Repetitive, Good acting

See it if You love Cherry, Daniel, or Bobby. You are ok with seeing a mediocre new play that beats to death the idea of whether truth is merely facts

Don't see it if You want to see something that is truly affecting, fresh, eventful and pushes it’s actors to and beyond their potential

90
Kink Haus
East Village
Enchanting, Edgy, Sexy, Fierce, Fun

See it if You are open to a kinky, fun and fabulous experience. The energy is electric and the talent is exquisite.

Don't see it if You don’t like the idea of a freeform dance show that is sexy and edgy.

68
Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if you want to see an all star cast sit around and nag and bitch at each other for nearly two hours.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that feels like it deals with epic and important issues in the lgbtq communy

85
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Absorbing, Great singing, Intense

See it if You like downtown theater focusing on autobiographical storylines and great live music in a cool space.

Don't see it if You want something like a classic musical or don’t want to feel passionate intimate performances by great artists

92
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Profound, Dated

See it if You want to see great performances by Michael and Mercedes. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry being transported back to a time we’ve luckily outgrown

Don't see it if You don’t want to be emotionally affected by a call to the not so distant past

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to see great performances that shed light on some of the big questions of growing older and and looking back on a life well lived

Don't see it if You want a flashy musical or don’t like to ask yourself the big questions!

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to have a great time with a show filled with spectacle, heart and major creativity.

Don't see it if You hated spongebob the tv show.

78
Refreshing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see something fresh and new and you like simple storytelling

Don't see it if You want something riveting, compelling or spectacular. There are great truthful moments but it didn’t all come together for me.

90
Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You want to feel good.

Don't see it if You want to see classic broadway

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Very political

See it if You are open to critiques of the current political landscape and want a beautiful night at the theater in Central Park.

Don't see it if You are at all Republican or don't want to have a night that involves current politics.

89
Great singing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to witness a wonderfully special performance by Ben Platt and you like contemporary musical theater (i.e. Next to Normal, etc)

Don't see it if You want a big broadway production with dancing but I do think the singing and music are spectacular.

70
Significant Other
Midtown W
Fluffy

See it if you are going through that life moment of losing your friends to their beaus and if you sympathize with people who whine about being alone

Don't see it if You want to see something that's deals with bigger problems than sending or not sending an email to a boy.

40
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Tired

See it if You want to see a show that unfortunately has been running far too long and lost its luster. And in an attempt to glow brighter casts...

Don't see it if Underwhelming past their prime celebrities that do nothing but cheese and sell tickets to tourists who don't know any better.

70
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You love Patti or Christine or both!

Don't see it if You want a show that truly lives up to its potential. It's fluffy and a star vehicle for both leads.

55
Paramour
Midtown W
Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You want to see half of something. It's half a broadway musical and half a Cirque show.

Don't see it if You want something that feels full. I recommend just seeing a Broadway musical or a Cirque show. Not this hybrid of the two.

70
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You love a capella and want something simple and New Yorky

Don't see it if You want to see something original, fresh or groundbreaking.

80
Entertaining

See it if You love Gloria Estefan and want to go to a fun concert/tribute to her

Don't see it if You don't like Gloria Estefan

80
Beardo
Brooklyn
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You are into new contemporized interpretations of history. Have an open mind. Or, if you love Dave Malloy/Natasha, Pierre

Don't see it if You want to see anything resembling a classic broadway musical or if you didn't like Natasha Pierre.

65
Enchanting, Edgy, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You love Natasha, Pierre, the downtown musical theater scene, or just want to see something new, innovative and otherworldly.

Don't see it if You want classic musical theater or a story that is character and plot driven as opposed to creatively and stylistically driven.

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You want to see something refreshing and romantic with a lot of heart and a folk twang

Don't see it if You don't like folk music or have no heart. Could be seen as a bit cliched but it is refreshing and transporting in my opinion.

90
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You like Jesse Tyler Fergusen, stand-up comedy, or have worked in restaurants at any point in your life.

Don't see it if You want to see more than one actor onstage. Although he plays so many differentiated roles, you won't miss the other actors.

49
American Psycho
Midtown W
Disappointing, Uninspired, One-note, Sexy (sometimes)

See it if You want to see hot bodies on a stage.

Don't see it if You don't like house music. Or, You want to see a story with characters that you care about. Just felt a mixture of boredom and indifference

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You like Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller or have a quirky sense of humor! Or, if you just love pie!!!

Don't see it if You don't like sweet things.

70
Bayside! The Musical!
East Village
Hilarious, Fluffy, Raunchy

See it if You loved saved by the bell and have an open mind and a raunchy sense of humor

Don't see it if You get offended easily or have never seen saved by the bell

69
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense

See it if You want to see intensity and Michelle Williams or Jeff Daniels

Don't see it if You want more than intense acting that borders on too far

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound

See it if You want a heart wrenching family drama that explores Alzheimer’s, getting old, being alive and the humanness of it all

Don't see it if You recently had a parent/grandparent pass of Alzheimer’s (or anything really). Or you want something upbeat and flashy.

78
Enchanting, Great singing, Dated

See it if You want to hear this beautiful classic score sung beautifully with new and innovative choreography.

Don't see it if You want to see something new and fresh. This is classic Rodgers and Hammerstein all the way

49
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see a production that takes great source material that could be even more magical on stage and butchers it

Don't see it if You want to see something creative or entertaining. It was made to sell merchandise.

Also None o my critique is about the performers. The production and creativ... Read more Read less

99
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Masterful

See it if You want to see a brilliant, epic, and important piece of theater history performed and staged beautifully.

Don't see it if You don’t think you can handle 7.5 hours of theater. But, you can split up the parts. And, either way, I guarantee, it is worth it!

65
Entertaining, Fluffy, Kitschy, Mediocre

See it if You love jimmy buffet music and don’t mind just taking your theater critic hat off and having a kind of stupid but slightly enjoyable time

Don't see it if You want something new, innovative, we’ll-written or that allows the performers to use their full abilities. It’s fluff. Just know that.

55
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You love mark rylance

Don't see it if You are prone to falling asleep in the theater

68
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You have a kid or just love Anastasia

Don't see it if You want to see more than visual projections and theater made for non-theater goers

91
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love great singing and storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a classic broadway experience

80
Cliched, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love classic broadway

Don't see it if You want something new, original, or edgy

70
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You love Sweeney and want a more intimate experience. Ps. Have Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello belting Sondheim 2 feet away is pretty cool

Don't see it if You have high expectations. It's and amazing show and it felt a little community theater to me. Concept is amazing. Execution, not so much.

Also Unfortunately I was expecting a lot from Norm Lewis and while his voic... Read more Read less

70
Cats
Midtown W
Overrated, Great dancing

See it if You love dance onstage. You don't mind that the dancing is being done by "cats."

Don't see it if You want to take anything away but the incredible dancing. Don't know why this show ever became as popular as it is.

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You don't mind facing some of humanities big yet un-asked questions. It's light and funny and then at the same time very profound

Don't see it if You aren't willing to delve into an at times abstract look inward at the contradictions of modern day relationships and sexuality.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You are open to a new bare bones yet fully emotionally realized interpretation. Love Sally Field but the shoe was much more than just her

Don't see it if You want to see what you expect from a Tennessee Williams play. I challenge you to see this production though. It is beautifully human.

50
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You have patience for musicals that don't develop characters and are all-around not very good.

Don't see it if You love the movie and want something that improves upon it.

78
For a previous production
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You love the curious, magical world of Amelie

Don't see it if You didn't like Amelie and don't want something light and romantic.

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You want something different and new. Something with great energy and performances. It goes from electric to poignant and back in minutes!

Don't see it if You want something that you have seen before. A classic broadway musical. Or if you don't like audience interaction.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You love Sondheim, or any of the actors involved.

Don't see it if You want a dancy, flashy Broadway musical

67
The Present
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if You really love Cate Blanchett and don't mind Chekhovian shows.

Don't see it if You hate Chekhov and don't care about Cate Blanchett

75
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Dated, Amazing cast, Not amazing material

See it if You love Audra, tap or want some theater history.

Don't see it if You want something fresh. The talent is there but the material is below them. It felt like a docu-musical. Could have been executed better

65
Resonant, Poorly adapted, Interesting

See it if You love Frank Langella because he is the only redeeming and wonderful part of the show.

Don't see it if You want to see a wonderfully written show with great acting. Frank is the best part.

75
Clever, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You are looking for a light, imaginative 90 minute romp. It's a cute matinee show.

Don't see it if You want something very current or with a lot of depth.

69
Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You love the 70's or for Jennifer Simard's performance.

Don't see it if You want to see something that isn't a campy, spoofy revue.

47
Banal, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if You loved full house and have a gross sense of humor or for some reason love Perez Hilton.

Don't see it if You want to have a night worth while. There are much much better things to see in the city

60
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Disappointing, Intense, Confusing

See it if You like the actors or the show

Don't see it if You aren't willing for the show to be restaged in a way that isn't refreshing. Seemingly unnecessary revival.

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You don't mind something different and standing for an hour

Don't see it if You don't like going to the club