Stan the Doc

Livingston | 50-64 | Male
About:  Academic physician who loves the arts.
Reviews (39)
91
Jewish Chronicles
Soho/Tribeca
Masterful, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you haven't yet seen Daniel Cainer, a must see. Creative and with a great voice, he portrays his Jewish heritage with pathos & humor

Don't see it if If you have seen him and demand new material - just one new song in this show and minor changes in past songs and his wonderful patter.

Also Mr. Cainer is extremely personable. Catch him while you can! He reside... Read more Read less

91
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Based on true life events in 1933 Germany, highly relevant to today with fresh insights. Extraordinary scripting & acting. World premiere.

Don't see it if You easily get turned off by any reference to philosophy.

Also In this dynamic 90 minute, no intermission play, the author sows the d... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Intense, Quirky, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like innovative staging/set/costumes, or enjoy the music of Meatloaf. Fantastic choreography. FUN! Romantic.

Don't see it if A mediocre script will stop you from enjoying a spectacular production.Sound very over-amplified in 1st act, so that words are NOT distinct

Also A post-apocalyptical romance - Romeo & Juliet of sorts, mixed in with ... Read more Read less

99
Enchanting, Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Inventive and VERY funny, from an established playwright. This world premier has a superb cast. Show is near perfection. See it now!

Don't see it if You want to wait until it eventually is a Broadway hit so that you can spend oodles more. Just go now!

Also Bonus - easy parking.

84
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining, Intense, Quirky

See it if You love great acting; this classic 1970 play is fun.

Don't see it if Any profanity bothers you or any non-linearity is frustrating.

96
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Fantastic acting by everyone! Wonderful script and production. A joy to see. Far far exceeded our expectations.

Don't see it if You don't speak any English. Otherwise, I can't imagine your not enjoying this.

87
During previews
Unraveled
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if superb performances from 4 of the 5 actors, in complex parts. Well staged. Get to it before this brief 4 week run ends

Don't see it if You have a poor attention span or dislike dramas.

10
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You wished to see a highly hyped show

Don't see it if You'll be annoyed as we were that the star acts by staring & truncates her words so that much is inaudible. Poor script

91
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a well done drama. Great acting and set. Script is good, but imperfect.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas

95
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut, with a great supporting cast. The writing is sharp, and rings true.

Don't see it if you dislike political commentary, or want something that is very predictable.

90
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy excellent acting and dramas. On portion of the play takes you back in time to explain key background factors.

Don't see it if strong themes upset you

10
Confusing, Dated, Overrated

See it if You feel you need to see a play because many are raving about it. Does have some great acting. You love plays with ridiculous endings

Don't see it if For a play that is supposedly taking place a century ago, - it makes almost no sense. Its a waste of your time.

86
Sight Unseen
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Love great acting and drama.

Don't see it if A small stage puts you off

5
The Encounter
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like acoustic trickery and aren't bored silly by it within 5 minutes

Don't see it if You have almost anything better to do.

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great version of this classic.

Don't see it if You hate music

99
Gefiltefish & Chips
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to have a joyful 80-90 minutes. There's a wonderful prepared encore that's a fitting coda. 1 man show, perfect on the small stage

Don't see it if You're a grump or want absolute perfection.

5
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to annoy your companions

Don't see it if you don't despise your compatriots and don't want to see a play being performed perhaps because a spouse is wealthy & supports its dated run

97
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like music of the era or can marvel at outstanding staging

Don't see it if dance totally always bores you

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like musicals even in the least bit

Don't see it if you hate all musicals

97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like anything about Peter Pan

Don't see it if hate youth

50
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Slow, Overrated, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if Deals with 2 German athletes and the 1936 Olympic games. Adds useful texture to understanding of the period. I wanted to like it -but didn't

Don't see it if Terrible staging, so-so acting, fair script, poor casting will overwhelm the important message. Note that it is short - 75 minutes.

Also There is clear immediate context to these historical events, so worth ... Read more Read less

98
Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You enjoy leaving smiling. Legendary Karen Mason steals the show. Bonnie Panson Prod. Stage Mgr, put on ALL the right touches. Exquisite!

Don't see it if You're a grouch, hate great singing, despise innovative numbers, and can't tolerate spectacular choreography.

Also The Paper Mill theatre is a great place to see big musicals. It is the... Read more Read less

95
Vilna
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if A must see for everyone. Dramatic, historical about an era and events that are riveting. An unforgettable play.

Don't see it if You are depressed and suicidal and close to the edge, as you'll see depressing sociopaths and the chilly side of the Holocaust.

56
Entertaining, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if You love a child actor. Like intelligent scripts.

Don't see it if You mind missing a high percentage of the spoken words, because the woman (9 year old actor) can't yet enunciate well.

60
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Boring, Predictable

See it if You have nothing better to do. Be careful to stay awake. If you ALWAYS concur with a NY Times Review instead of your own opinions.

Don't see it if You have something else worth doing

35
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You’ve never seen any magic show ever

Don't see it if I love magic. He does one classic trick competently. He developed one unique trick with images - but repeats it in endless minor variations

Also Show lasts 70 minutes, and dragged

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love Caribbean music, as do we

Don't see it if A poorly developed script leaves you frustrated

80
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classical or rock music, and wish to see a nice blend.

Don't see it if You can't stand loud music - it does get loud (appropriately in my opinion) quite often. Really no plot, and just trace acting.

Also Too bad that there is no listing of the musical numbers.

78
Lady of The Castle
East Village
Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Well worth seeing,; based on a true story. Fantastic flute player. Excellent singing

Don't see it if You want a joyous musical.

90
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like well-crafted characters and superb acting

Don't see it if Dealing with themes of illness is disturbing to you

93
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting, Quirky

See it if Intelligent commentary on how an adolescent went astray, with excellent characterization of the key persons in her life.

Don't see it if You cant stand having a single retrospective scene in the middle of the play. If some stupid medical script errors would drive you batty

82
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like excellent acting and can tolerate ambiguity in the script

Don't see it if You hate writers like Beckett

40
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Overrated

See it if You love Ms. Parker so much that you can't miss seeing her.

Don't see it if You love her work, so see her past work instead. The theme is predictable. It is NOT deep nor thoughtful.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if A short play - in the format of a radiologue - is your cup of tea. It's short ( 75 minutes) and fun

Don't see it if You want fancy staging

84
From Silence
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in Holocaust related issues.

Don't see it if You hate plays that don't have a clear progressive story line: at times essentially simultaneously you're in the "present" & seeing the past

55
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if want to see some OK acting

Don't see it if you want to hear and understand the lines

52
Entertaining, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you love Tennessee Williams or you want to see the wife of Art Garfunkel acting

Don't see it if you have something better to do

96
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want to be hugely entertained

Don't see it if you hate kits

91
That Physics Show
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you marvel at any of the mysteries of the universe or of everyday life

Don't see it if you're bored by everything