Show Obsessed

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Newbie to Broadway, learning and expanding as I go. Grateful to all the super knowledgeable reviewers on this site. So happy to live in this great city where culture and art are celebrated.
Reviews (78)
69
Great singing, Dizzying, Disappointing, Clever
May 15th, 2022

See it if Bare bones unconventional show. Can it be a musical with no music, and only two talented singers/actors? Nice singing and voice looping.

Don't see it if The two performers alternate between singing and acting many roles, often with only a change of accent. The "scene changes" were jerky.

Also This show needs more staff! The two performers are just doing too many... Read more Read less

99
Exquisite, Funny, Enchanting, Clever, Delightful
May 13th, 2022

See it if Enjoy Sondheim and love this musical. The cast is bonkers packed.

Don't see it if Sondheim is an acquired taste, but this is a marvelous musical performed by the best in the business.

Also Heather Headly dazzled, as did all of the cast. This musical really ha... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
May 8th, 2022

See it if Hilarity ensues as Shakespeare meets Bay Ridge. Wonderful cast takes us through delightful number after number.

Don't see it if Looking for something deep or memorable. This is light and clever entertainment.

74
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Dizzying, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
May 3rd, 2022

See it if Intense play about totalitarianism, censorship, corporate greed, and family dynamics. Good performances, and mostly good writing.

Don't see it if Act 1 dragged, 2nd was stronger. The dialogue was good, sometimes even great, but rough in spots. Overuse of the F bomb . Too packed.

Also This show really touched me. I felt the pain and struggles of the char... Read more Read less

76
Slow, Relevant, Great acting
May 1st, 2022

See it if You want to see wonderful acting on the very important topic of pedophilia, incest, grooming, trauma; thought provoking with a strong ending

Don't see it if The story didn't grab me especially well until the end

77
Funny, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever
April 28th, 2022

See it if You like Tracy Lett's work

Don't see it if You aren't open to some serious thinking

93
Thought-provoking, Romantic, Must see, Masterful, Great acting
April 26th, 2022

See it if You want to be deeply touched by the story of a woman and her family spanning generations, we see time is so fleeting and love so precious.

Don't see it if Triggered by family conflict, illness, and tragedy

Also Bring tissues and check your pulse if they don't come in handy

93
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing
April 26th, 2022

See it if Know this play and want to see a stunning and hilarious performance, and a cast giving their all. Beans, Ruff, and Lopez sizzled!

Don't see it if You don't know or appreciate this very bizarre play. Are looking for a linear plot with a satisfying ending.

Also The absurdist humor greatly exceeded my expectations .. it was really ... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining
April 24th, 2022

See it if Want to enjoy a well acted drama

Don't see it if Looking for something original or subtle.

91
Must see, Great singing, Exquisite, Clever, Absorbing
April 20th, 2022

See it if A harmonious cacophony, entirely unique and uplifting

Don't see it if Looking for a traditional show. This show is really different and unique.

Also This was an overwhelming, almost hypnotic audio experience. The twenty... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious, Relevant
April 18th, 2022

See it if Seven women dancing, reciting difficult to comprehend ethnic poetry, sharing emotions. This shone at moments as edgy artistry, but too few.

Don't see it if Didn't live up to what I expect from a Broadway show. Some of the performers nail their pieces, some don't. It didn't leave me with much.

84
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing
April 13th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a dialog rich, masterfully acted terrific story about family dynamics around mental illness.

Don't see it if Family violence, abuse, alcoholism, mental illness are triggering.

Also The cast were truly exceptional, and the deep message of the play was ... Read more Read less

69
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing
April 7th, 2022

See it if You really love Nina's music, and want to see and hear her story retold through some solid renditions of her songs.

Don't see it if Laiona Michelle was good, and great at moments, but not enough of them, her highs left me craving for more.

93
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
April 7th, 2022

See it if Your heart is open to artistically gorgeous dance interpretation of this story of exploration and love. Masterful projections & narration.

Don't see it if Kids won't get this. Gotta know and enjoy the story. Not open to somewhat modern interpretive dance.

Also I'd have preferred live music and more singing, but the artistic beaut... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Cliched, Great acting
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see great acting in an intimate setting. Some really important themes of generational trauma explored.

Don't see it if I didn't find the characters psychology and motivations plausible. Some of the actors failed to deliver the emotional range required.

81
Heartland (59e59)
Midtown E
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
March 31st, 2022

See it if If you enjoy a three person excellent cast delving into very emotional issues of relationships, faith, politics. Plot and dialog are clever.

Don't see it if A sparse, dialog and message heavy play isn't your thing, or you are looking for an uplifting musical.

85
During previews
Great dancing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
March 23rd, 2022

See it if You enjoy a big musical with a very talented cast that give it their all. Realistic, yet hopeful treatment of race issues. Dancing was A+

Don't see it if It felt long in the first act. It's high energy, maybe to a fault. Not a complaint, but Kalukango absolutely steals the show, wow!

79
Flash/Frozen
Midtown W
Touching, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing
March 20th, 2022

See it if Enjoy a very well done, fast paced show that puts a personal face on the 1961 ice skating team plane crash tragedy.

Don't see it if Small venues, small casts (2), and very rapid dialog aren't your thing. The performances seemed strictly directed, gestures and all.

81
Notes From Now
Midtown E
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
March 15th, 2022

See it if You enjoy musicals that tug HARD at your heart and deliver thoughtful messages about well, now, meaning the pandemic madness

Don't see it if Looking for musical with a plot. The numbers are just related by theme, with pauses for plenty of richly deserved applause.

80
Great singing, Clever, Absorbing
March 2nd, 2022

See it if Fun show with actors switching off playing different musical instruments

Don't see it if Looking for a fresh or clever story

94
Uplifting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
March 2nd, 2022

See it if You enjoy a very cheery and touching musical inspired by the beauty of unity during the 9/11 crisis. Masterful performances.

Don't see it if Sentimental and positive isn't your thing. Looking for depth or character development.

74
Intimate, Entertaining, Absorbing
February 27th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a well told intimate autobiographical tale

Don't see it if Don't enjoy one man shows

24
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing
February 14th, 2022

See it if Really bad and unsexy improv in a dirty venue excites you

Don't see it if You value your time

86
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
February 10th, 2022

See it if Freestyle rapping with a lot of silly and delightful audience participation

Don't see it if See it

82
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
February 9th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a dialog rich, very well acted, gut wrenching drama about mommy issues and love

Don't see it if The dialect was thick enough to warrant subtitles. Some low budget staging.

83
Intimate Apparel
Upper W Side
Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing
February 3rd, 2022

See it if You enjoy opera, it's definitely that screaming and tragic ending and all Amazing singing, absorbing even for an opera newbie

Don't see it if Don't like opera Don't enjoy shows about social injustice

75
During previews
Space Dogs
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
January 26th, 2022

See it if Want to see a light and entertaining musical account of how dogs were used by the Soviets to win the race to space

Don't see it if Looking for something profound

90
Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
January 19th, 2022

See it if You enjoy a deeply sad, chaotic show full of powerful scenes that lead into beautiful renditions of loosely connected Dylan songs.

Don't see it if Looking for a linear musical with a clear plot arc. Looking for a story about Dylan.

Also Truly beautiful and touching.... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
January 18th, 2022

See it if A poignant very well told story about the wandering Jew. Hilarious dialog and jokes about being Jewish Outstanding performances wow

Don't see it if It was uneven with some parts having incredibly clever dialog, and others kinda meh. Antisemitism is almost cringingly overplayed

34
WIT
East Village
Unprofessional, Overrated, Disappointing
January 18th, 2022

See it if Intelligent dialog delivered adequately by the lead

Don't see it if Looking to be moved or touched Annoyed by jokes that don't land Professional acting and sets are expected

79
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 11th, 2022

See it if Fantastic acting performances, especially Rashad and Dirden Captivating triumph of human spirit and loyalties over corporate indifference

Don't see it if Mezzanine acoustics are terrible, especially for Rashad's accent

83
Stomp
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Delightful
January 11th, 2022

See it if Love music and open to a creative new experience

Don't see it if Don't enjoy a show with no dialogue or plot whatsoever. Don't enjoy music.

66
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing
December 28th, 2021

See it if Love Irving Berlin and want to learn about his life. This show was a lot of fun, and the music and band were great.

Don't see it if Looking for a highly polished show.

78
Educational, Great acting, Relevant, Overrated
December 23rd, 2021

See it if Want to learn about the incredible role of the Lehman family in the history of capital markets. Godley was incredible in the third act.

Don't see it if The actors transition between narration and acting, gets annoying fast. Looking for depth of character, it moves fast to cover history.

93
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing
December 21st, 2021

See it if You enjoy a masterful production with great singing and dancing. The show deals with heavy issues like loss and love, so not a light one.

Don't see it if You are averse to a show featuring LSD, and trip induced dream sequences. Sensitive to topics of loss and loneliness, some intense scenes

71
Tammany Hall
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Clever
December 12th, 2021

See it if Interested in a really different immersive theatre experience that actually begins while you are outside on line

Don't see it if It's chaotic and a bit confusing

81
Approval Junkie
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
December 11th, 2021

See it if You enjoy Faith, and a introspective look at overcoming life's issues. It was a really touching performance.

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows

78
Fairycakes
West Village
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 10th, 2021

See it if Enjoy clever satire style

Don't see it if You don't have patience for a kind of slow start with a lovely payoff

79
Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing
December 10th, 2021

See it if You enjoy musicals featuring teens and LGBTQ issues

Don't see it if I thought the lead wasn't particularly great

67
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Great acting
December 9th, 2021

See it if You enjoy lowbrow humor

Don't see it if You are looking for something classy

75
Monsoon Season
West Village
Quirky, Profound, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
December 8th, 2021

See it if You like really dark plays about dysfunctional people

Don't see it if Don't like dark plots

70
Cliched, Indulgent, Funny
December 8th, 2021

See it if You enjoy a stand up routine with a lot of Jewish references

Don't see it if You are expecting a top tier comedy act. He's funny, he's just not that funny.

76
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing
December 8th, 2021

See it if Intimate look into the aftermath and ripple effect of a mass shooting

Don't see it if Felt a bit low budget and amateurish

77
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
December 8th, 2021

See it if Funny show with larger than life characters

Don't see it if Looking for something deep

78
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if Really talented guy telling his story

Don't see it if Don't enjoy one man shows

77
Cullud Wattah
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if Want to better understand the pain and misery of the people in Flint, Michigan

Don't see it if Are looking for something uplifting and fun, this was heavy and tragic

89
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if You want an interactive very entertaining hilarious brilliant display of freestyle rapping

Don't see it if Oh, you should see it

84
The Visitor
East Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if You enjoy a musical, lots of singing in this one Great acting Social commentary on the plight illegal immigrants

Don't see it if The political commentary was really heavy handed Character development was cartoonish

83
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if Enjoy great acting Want to learn about racial bias in theatre

Don't see it if See it

83
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 5th, 2021

See it if You enjoy great, high energy acting Interested in the plight of released prisoners Spicy, a little sexy, and nice stage special effects

Don't see it if Looking for something tame