Stan Garelik

The Bronx

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Reviews (13)
55
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You want the opportunity to see a musical that never gets a revival and for some dazzling dancing.

Don't see it if You expect “prime” Rogers & Hart. Or even a cohesive book. Neither is here. A very rare disappointment from ENCORES.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want something “different” in a Broadway musical

Don't see it if You expect chandeliers, dancing animals, winking at the audience, sing-a-longs.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like to see “rarely” produced classic musicals. Encores always pleases.

Don't see it if You’re expecting the “magic” of a musical designed specifically for the bombastic Ethel Merman.

Also While Ms. Cusak is a terrific singer and performer, she just wasn’t th... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Ambitious, Overproduced

See it if If you’re a girl between 10-20 and like over-produced spectacles then this is for you. But you’d better know the songs prior to going in.

Don't see it if Way over-produced to the point that the story actually gets in the way of the spectacle. Looks good...that’s about it for me!

Also I went because my 20 year old niece wanted to see it. OMG! There’s an ... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Exquisite, Different

See it if This was a wonderful surprise to me! It’s about “ snooker”. Really! Very funny with fun twists!

Don't see it if The title throws people. Doesn’t give any indication what it’s about (I do NOW). Not many negatives I can say about this.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Elaine may!

See it if Anyone who appreciates great acting and great writing will enjoy this. The cast is teriffic...and Elaine May is a treasure!

Don't see it if If you’re uncomfortable with the subject matter (old age, Alzheimer’s) you may want to skip it...but you’d be missing out on a great evening

50
Funny, Clever, Disappointing, Circus atmosphere, Expected more

See it if Obviously, if you like magic you’ll have a great time! And bring the kids.

Don't see it if I was disappointed. While all the acts were good, they just didn’t seem to gel into a coherent whole

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if The subject of Hollywood blacklisting interests you. Absorbing subject. You appreciate a one-man tour-de-force.

Don't see it if You do not like one man shows with simple setting. Might be confusing if you know nothing about the blacklist and “Red Channels”

97
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, A classic

See it if Wildly entertaining revival of the Cole Porter classic. Kelly O’Hara! Just go!

Don't see it if I can honestly say that there should be no reservations about seeing this show

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, A classic revisited

See it if Even if you know the story, this is an excellent, surprisingly engrossing production. Excellent performances all around. Stands on its own

Don't see it if Do not compare it to the movie! Racially intense. Rape subject. You know the book...you know what you’re in for.

100
For a previous production
Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if If you like to laugh...a lot, then run to see this! One of the funniest plays I’ve ever attended. Nothing deep or meaningful...GOOD! Fun****

Don't see it if If you’re a sourpuss, or too “above” this kind of stuff...stay away and let everyone else have a good time!

Also I’ve seen it twice. ... Read more Read less

20
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Ridiculous, Annoying

See it if If you like spectacle over content, this is for you. If you love the original Kong...stay away!

Don't see it if So many reasons not to see this. Music is dreadful...Book is dreadful. Acting is laughable.

Also Worse of all, they made the story so polically correct that any tensio... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Surprising!

See it if If you love good old fashioned musical comedy...this is the one for you! Doesn’t rely on special effects or old songs. Fresh and original.

Don't see it if If you’re someone who only goes to broadway for overblown spectacles...or Disney...or juke-box musicals, forget it.