Sam 6083

Teaneck | 65+ | Male
About:  I am a charming adjunct Professor at NYIT and interesting Dean of a small college know as Elyon College. I really love the theater and the opportunities Show-Score provides. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (61)
74
Wierd, Excruciating, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if If you like Nathan Lane go see it.

Don't see it if you do not like shows focused on dead bodies and farting .

50
Confusing, Slow, Insipid, Goulash, Disappointing

See it if you would like to see a noble, yet unsuccessful, panorama of Jewish women through history.

Don't see it if you wish to see a well crafted projecting the challenges of Jewish Women through history.

Also I really wanted to like this play. However, since the writing did not ... Read more Read less

93
Masterful, Great singing, Must see, Wonderful, Romantic

See it if you like a musical which artfully integrates dance and music. This show may be developing a new art form.

Don't see it if if you do not like seeing wonderful original works done in a new artful way. Do not see it if you do not like shows about lovers.

Also I did not understand why every seat was not taken. Go see it before it... Read more Read less

92
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Intelligent, Historica'

See it if you wish to see the hottest show on Broadway. It is educational, clever in the introduction of hip hop, and provides a lesson in history

Don't see it if if you hate hip hop, not into the social scene and do not wish to pay over $200 a ticket.

Also The second act was better than the first act. I am not sure that show ... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Funny, Lots of fun

See it if you enjoy a clever monologue/stand up routine from someone who has excellent timing. Mike Birbiglia is also a very clever writer.

Don't see it if you strongly believe in having children. Do not see it if you do like stand up routines or are looking for something deep.

95
Delightful, Clever, Intelligent, Enchanting, Must see

See it if you enjoy delightful shows describing women over the ages using music.The show was a lot of fun and I would not mind seeing it again.

Don't see it if you do not like popular music or wonderful singing. It should be noted that women outnumbered men about 8 to 1 in the audience.

83
During previews
Intrusion
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you would like to see a tour de force consisting of wonderful acting making a thought provoking statement on rape.

Don't see it if rape and great acting offends you.

49
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Excruciating

See it if you like shows that look like camp or high school productions. See it if you wish to support this type of shows.

Don't see it if if you wish to see a play that makes sense.Does not know if it is a musical or drama.The musical songs seem to be an after thought.

Also The writers and director have to look at the show in a disciplined way... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Edgy, Great staging

See it if if you like an original musical in form and direction . Anyone who likes musicals should see it.

Don't see it if you do not like musicals, originality, or curse words.

Also In the beginning of the first act, I was wondering what all the fuss w... Read more Read less

74
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if if you like liberal anti-trump profane comedy skits focused on women. The show is driven by women recommending women to see it.

Don't see it if you do not like liberal women comedy skits. The show needs some polishing.

Also My wife really liked it. However, she said that she would have enjoyed... Read more Read less

49
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intelligent, Slow, Not ready for prime time, Needs work

See it if you like Gogol and previews with an actor struggling with the venue. The show may improve by Opening Night as the actor masters the venue.

Don't see it if you hate works in progress or people becoming mad. I saw the show on the 1st night of previews on a cold night with few in the audience.

Also The actor needs to develop intimacy quickly with his audience so that ... Read more Read less

78
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you have empathy for 60+ liberal baby boomer women. The show is well acted and staged. It received a standing ovation from audience members

Don't see it if if you do not like liberal women who grew up in the sixties and are presently 60+ and presently exploring and reviewing their lives.

Also The show does not reference and review how specific world events (i.e.... Read more Read less

92
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like a cleverly staged show on how easy it is to be ambitious, greedy and prejudice and, thereby, corrupted and exploited.

Don't see it if you do not like seeing how corrupt, greedy, prejudiced and self-indulgent people can be - especially - by money. ambition and power.

Also The show is screaming out to become a musical. I hope they do so.

94
During previews
Counting Sheep
Financial
Clever, Edgy, Ambitious, Great staging, Must see

See it if you like experimental theater. The show is a tremendous amount of fun. It is clever and unique. I have never seen anything like this.

Don't see it if you do not like audience participation or unique daring shows taking risks. In other words, if you are a boring person do not see it.

Also The only negative I could think of is that when the people were killed... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Raunchy

See it if you like sexy musicals. The play is a delightful musical based on Lel Liaisons. The singing is great and the play is fun

Don't see it if if you offended by sex comedies or you do not like fine singing and good music.

Also I would not mind seeing the play again. It was delightful. It is amazi... Read more Read less

9
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if if you like to be agonized by a silly insipid show that allegedly has something to do with historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater.

Don't see it if if you have any standards.The show does not have anything to do with the Yiddish Theater and provides you with an excruciating experience.

Also The show is a clear example of bait and switch. The show is amateurish... Read more Read less

60
The Last Match
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Excruciating

See it if you like boring pretentious shows. I am even fell asleep during the show and was counting the minutes until it was over

Don't see it if you do not like pretentious shows.

95
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you would like to see a show that makes you think.

Don't see it if If you get stressful when you see edgy shows. The show is quite intense

94
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in an intelligent play on the history of a play and are not put off by Yiddish theater or love themes of the same sex.

Don't see it if you do not like intelligent shows, Yiddish theater or put off by same sex love themes.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you like great staging, acting and singing.The show is very intense and rivets you to your seat throughout the production. One of the greats

Don't see it if you do not like the Madame Butterfly theme or get upset with heart wrenching stories. Also the show requires audience maturity.

Also The helicopter scene is still a tour d force.... Read more Read less

85
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you like poetry set to music and staged beautifully and cleverly by Andrew Lloyd Weber. See it if you like songs such as "Memory"

Don't see it if if you are looking for a plot with character development, do not like poetry by T.S. Eliot or do not like cats developed as characters

Also I strongly recommend that you read "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cat... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense

See it if like stimulating your mind and senses with original singing, staging and media . The show gives you a "wow" mind blow when it is ends.

Don't see it if dislike intense shows that have a strong point of view presented ingeniously

Also I really hope the troupe can obtain a grant so that they can bring the... Read more Read less

90
Beardo
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you would like to see am ambitious, energetic play about Rasputin where the actors give intense performances. One scene where a peasant gave

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy, energetic and ambitious acting, if you do not like a rock score, if you do not like being blown away at times.

Also an unbelievable season purely with her eyes. The surprise of a chorus ... Read more Read less

54
Clever, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you like experimental shows and are willing to provide the show with the space as it tries to improve. The show is edgy

Don't see it if you would like a show designed by committee (i.e. the audience) or a show that does not really have a focus.

Also The show would improve if the producers would show leadership by provi... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You love great music.The music was great. The show was ambitious in how it tied together the story of Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band.

Don't see it if you do not like to see the classics done in new and original ways. Also do not see it if you do not like the type of music played.

86
Interesting, Minimal, Nice

See it if you like a minimal performance of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (with subtitles) and love any acceptable performance of Fiddler.

Don't see it if you are expecting a great inspiring performance on the level when performed by Zero Mostel or Herschel Bernardi

Also You did not feel that the actor playing Tevye was playing a role he wa... Read more Read less

92
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you wish to see great acting that will make you think.

Don't see it if you wish to see a feel good show.

Also Run to see it before it closes. You will not be sorry.... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Nice, Delightful

See it if you like an interesting, absorbing and enjoyable show that is not to heavy and not to light with clever staging.

Don't see it if you do not like Agatha Christie nor like fun mystery plays.

Also The show is a perfect show for a summer evening. However, we saw it on... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Raunchy, Weird

See it if you like absorbing non-verbal avant-garde vignettes focusing on sexual topics showing man/woman relationship(I think) evolving over the ages

Don't see it if you wish to see a play that is not weird or if if you object to plays focusing on genitals and sex. Some would describe it as "Sick/Dirty"

Also I would like to see the toilet vignette be put to music and put in a m... Read more Read less

62
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are looking to get some insight into the Arendt-Heidegger affair and being disappointed by it or interested in philosophy

Don't see it if you are not interested in why Heidegger and Arendt would be interested in each other.

Also The play may have been better if the play demonstrated some chemistry ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you would like 50 - early go music performed in a clever and entertaining way.

Don't see it if you do not like 50-60 music.

94
Little Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you like seeing brave courageous children doing brave and historical events. The show should be shown in every high school in the country.

Don't see it if you are a fuddy-duddy racist who does not appreciate historical events shown on a day-day basis.

Also The show should be expanded to include more scenarios between the whit... Read more Read less

49
Ambitious, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you like a musical and/or drama that comes across as a camp or high school production.See it if you wish to support work of this type.

Don't see it if you wish to see an absorbing well-written developed book with songs making sense.

Also The show is very confusing. It is an honorable attempt. The show still... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if like an intelligent rendition of Joan or Arc. It is long, with many words with a truly caliber Tony Award Nominee and possible Tony Award.

Don't see it if If you do not like long movies that have quite a bit of intelligent and clever talking.

Also It really puts all the sentimentality into a realistic framework. The ... Read more Read less

69
For a previous production
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Banal, Fluffy, Funny, Raunchy, College humor

See it if you have the correct level of immaturity to appreciate an energetic show based on POP PUNK, college /high school humor and a banal plot.

Don't see it if you do not think lame-ass parents, high school humor, and POP PUNK is cool.

Also However, if you wish to relive being young and silly again - go see it... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if you would like to see an old fashioned, charming play that uplifts the spirit. The play is absorbing, well acted and well staged.

Don't see it if you are looking for an event, do not like morality plays or looking for a play that is politically correct.

Also The play is a breath of fresh air. It is cleverly structured. Go see i... Read more Read less

88
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you would like a nice easy way to learn and appreciate opera.

Don't see it if you hate Opera or you are an Opera Purist.

86
Really Really
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging

See it if great acting within an intimate staging experience that turns subtlety from College Humor to a raw Ayn Rand type story is your thing.

Don't see it if rape, locker room (college) humor, intense sexuality or an Ayn Rand philosophy centered on self-indulgence offends you.

Also The internet has scenes from other earlier productions. However, the e... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you wish to experience a riveting evening in the theater that is ambitious/entertaining and an intellectual treat and has the WOW factor.

Don't see it if if you only like linear, straightforward shows, do not have the patience to think or sit for 3 hours or are a fan of Putin or Stalin

Also The ending seems to have been rushed and is somewhat underdeveloped. A... Read more Read less

91
Diaspora
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if you like clever, funny and ambitious shows that blend the gravitas of the fall of Masada with the thoughts of modern Jewish youth.

Don't see it if if you do not like to see anything tied to how young Jews view a trip to Israel and how they think about things in general.

Also The show has wonderful lines such as the highest form of a JAP ( Jewis... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Romantic Trapezoid
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if you would like to see a delightful romantic comedy. In particular, Elizabeth Inghram educates as she seduces Zack Calhoon delightfully

Don't see it if if you do not like light, clever plays.

Also My wife was not as impressed by the seduction since she tells me that ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if if you would like a fine light play done around songs of the Jerry Garcia.

Don't see it if Do not see it you if you do not like the music of Jerry Garcia nor like lighthearted plays.

89
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you would like to see 2 pros enhance their craft and create a delightful evening at the theater.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a ground breaking or an intellectual experience.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Carole King's songs presented in a delightful way.

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep insightful presentation on what it means to penetrate the music business

16
Off the Top
Soho/Tribeca
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you wish to see a classroom or specialized conference presentations to experts on refereed research on scans of a brain.

Don't see it if you wish to be entertained and are not looking for a specialized lecture with some cutesy rap music and a comedian who is bombing

Also This should not be described as an entertainment. It is as entertainin... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant

See it if interested in important contemporary issues and appreciate novel integration of dance and acting in such an original way with a bit of cinem

Don't see it if you are a male chauvinist pig, repelled by raw stories or do not appreciate the clever integration of dance and acting and allergic to power

13
Chess Match No. 5
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you enjoy pretentious "avant garde" performances which are thought provoking for some.

Don't see it if you are a fan of John Cage. Do not like pretentious plays that seem like they go on and on and on for ever. This play was a long 2 hours.

Also A fellow member of the audience told me that see thought the play was ... Read more Read less

94
Life According to Saki
East Village
Absorbing, Epic, Great staging

See it if if you like thoughtful, clever staging and excellent acting with a very clever staging. Also, I hope the show stimulates an operetta.

Don't see it if if you do not like to see shows on a higher intellectual level. Also the venue was not well ventilated and had many steps.

92
Ambitious, Confusing, Great singing, Intense

See it if you like wonderful operetta singing in an original setting. The singing was lusty, penetrating and was truly phenomenal .

Don't see it if you do not like operettas or if you are a prude.

Also Charly Dennis will clearly be a famous actor some day. She is so sexy ... Read more Read less

91
Holiday Opera Mouse
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, A must for children

See it if you would like to introduce your children and grandchildren to opera in a most pleasurable and exciting manner.

Don't see it if you do not like children or opera