Scott 6233

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  I'm a high school theater teacher, who likes theater from Sophocles to Lin Manuel Miranda.
Reviews (45)
90
Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want your heart broken by this fine group of actors

Don't see it if you don't like thinking about race or gender or anything uncomfortable.

74
Slow, Dated, Great acting

See it if You love the play already, or you want to see the actors.

Don't see it if You want a new refreshing take on American society in 2019.

100
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You like new Orlean's style jazz. The music in enchanting, and the performers are giving the best performances I have seen in a long time.

Don't see it if You only like happy, sparkly musicals. This has some darkness.

55
Dated, Great writing, Fine

See it if You haven't read the play and you are able to divorce the writing from the production.

Don't see it if you're squeamish about gay sex.

82
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Janet McTeer live. She is amazing in this role. Also if you like Hamlet. I am not sure the play works if you don't.

Don't see it if You can't pay attention to lots of dialogue without a ton of action. This is a words play.

65
Slow, Expected

See it if you have never seen Othello or are a Shakespeare traditionalist

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or want to see something new being communicated with the play

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you're interested in watching characters make terrible choices and explain them using words that sound written, not spoken. Very heady.

Don't see it if you don't like moral ambiguity.

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you like shakespeare. The women in the cast are particularly strong.

Don't see it if you can't pay attention to a long shakespeare play. Comedic bits are milked rather than cut.

68
Confusing, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like new writers and have been to a bar in BedStuy

Don't see it if you prefer traditionally old stories

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you already know that capitalism helped further racism and classism in America.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play that provides hope for where we're going. Also, don't see it if you like routing for the protagonist.

65
During previews
Dated, Well sung

See it if You only care about the music in a show. Flemming, Mendez, Henry and Mueller all sound beautiful. Also, the dancing was lovely.

Don't see it if You can't condone domestic violence or want a plot relevant to 2018.

95
Absorbing, Slow, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You like simple storytelling and characters that feel very real

Don't see it if You only enjoy big blockbusters

75
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Depressing

See it if you have ever considered being in an open relationship

Don't see it if you are squeamish about sex.

75
Absorbing, Edgy, Relevant, Slow

See it if You've read the book, but not so recently that it is precious to you.

Don't see it if You are already not sleeping well with our current level of government surveillance.

70
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You like Shakespeare and can use a light-hearted laugh. Annaleigh Ashford, Jeff Hiller, and Danny Bernstein will delight you.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep meaning - there is very little substance. When Kristine Nielson (Puck) was on stage, the play dragged.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if You love the score and want to see Glenn Close be amazing. All the actors did a fine job with the

Don't see it if You prefer literal sets or you don't enjoy star vehicles.

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love the music. This production is exactly what it needs to be. Creatively staged, but not too conceptualized that you miss the original

Don't see it if you are a musical theater snob. Sure, it's not new, but there's a reason this show ran for so long in the original production.

75
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Incomplete

See it if you like intimate casts and thinking about how life has changed for gay men over the years. Or if you want to see Harvey.

Don't see it if You get bored easily. There are a lot of monologues that could use some editing. The play could use another draft, to be honest.

95
Masterful, Hilarious, Great writing, Resonant, Must see

See it if you need a good laugh or a good cry. Perfect for anyone who's ever felt awkward at a wedding.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

80
During previews
Great singing, Resonant

See it if you want a good cry and you like ensemble pieces.

Don't see it if you don't want to live through your sad 9/11 memories

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like having to hold your breath from suspense.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with Irish accents.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You like being lost inside a show.

Don't see it if you don't like American History

39
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you like seeing everything.

Don't see it if you like interesting plots or characters.

85
Fluffy, Dated, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like Kelli O'Hara and want to see her play this classic role. All the performances are solid, actually.

Don't see it if you want something new, and there is a lot of new stuff out right now.

80
Resonant, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like thinking about politics and perception of public figures

Don't see it if you are over the clintons. This show is "not the Clintons," but really it is....

88
Absorbing, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you like contemporary new musicals and need a good laugh with heartfelt performances.

Don't see it if you don't like pop music. It's a little bit fluffy, but it's the style of the show, not bad acting/writing.

35
Banal, Indulgent, Insensitive, Disappointing

See it if you are on a mission to see everything or you are able to tune everything but Bonnie Mulligan out. She is the reason I stayed for Act 2.

Don't see it if you want original music, a plot that works with the music, or a conversation about gender/sexuality. This play tries, but gets it wrong.

70
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like Idena Menzel a lot. The performances were good, but I think Josh Harmon is just cranking out work too quickly.

Don't see it if you have high expectations. This is the weakest of Harmon's plays.

90
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you want to smile and have a good time for 2 hours. Tina Landau is a genius.

Don't see it if you take theater too seriously.

95
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you like Jason Robert Brown's music and performers who sing their faces off. Seriously, the best singing I have heard in a long time.

Don't see it if you want to see something with a plot. That is not this show.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like Tennessee Williams or have never seen anything he has written staged. It's a beautiful, slow example of his work. Ireland is great!

Don't see it if you have a short attention span or need fast-paced action. The props are mostly mimed and there is a lot of watching.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like the musical and want to see a legend perform the title role!

Don't see it if You like relevant theater.

80
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you have ever cared about a person with special needs.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it, honestly. It's important and everyone will walk away thinking.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like honest stories told by the people who lived them. The 7 actors are all brave and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if You need multiple stimuli at the same time. If Wicked is your type of show, "Generation NYZ" might not be.

75
Delightful, Funny

See it if You like physical comedy and clowning. Also if you like metacognition.

Don't see it if You want a plot or need a big spectacle to be entertained.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like original theater and thinking about the personal and the political side of identity

Don't see it if You only enjoy traditional theater with a single plot and protagonist

90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are married, you are not married, you have thought about getting married someday. Hnath's writing is relevant and honest.

Don't see it if You like big sets and dancing. Characters break the 4th wall so it feels like a lecture at times. I like that style, but it's not for all.

65
Dated, Great singing, Slow

See it if you want to hear great music. Lindsay Mendez's "Lazy Afternoon" is the high point. If you did't pay too much, leave at intermission.

Don't see it if you get bored easily.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy history and stories that are told with simplicity and subtlety. The 90 minutes of the show held my interest for every second.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with big sets and large ensembles.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you like Carole King music. This is Biopic theater done at its best. Better than On Your Feet or Jersey Boys.

Don't see it if you don't like Carole King music.

60
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you love high-budget stage magic. The flying carpet is amazing.

Don't see it if you have great memories of watching the movie. This does not compare.

45
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you want to spend 3 hours in the same room as Cate Blanchett.

Don't see it if you want fast-paced action or a plot to follow.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like ensemble pieces. It's a very well done production of an August Wilson show.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting theater experience to escape our current political climate.

70
Great singing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you love Gloria Estefan's music. See it if acting, singing, and dancing matter more than the writing of the script.

Don't see it if you like plays with conflict and lots of emotion.

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85
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like period-pieces. The play is a period piece made relevant again by our current climate's view of reporters and conventional news.

Don't see it if you need fast-moving and lots of flash.