StatlerAndWaldorf

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male
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Reviews (63)
87
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want a show that covers a wide array of contemporary social and societal issues.

Don't see it if you want a traditional joke box show or something that doesn’t make you think.

98
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a near-perfect piece of modern drama. This show is as gut wrenching as it is absorbing. A highlight of this tony season!

Don't see it if you can't sit through a seven hour theatrical marathon... or two three and a half hour half marathons!

45
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated

See it if the tickets are free.

Don't see it if you respect theatre. This isn't a show. There is no plot. Mind reading and magic are BUNK so why bring it to Broadway? It's a cash grab.

79
Great staging, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you're with children or win the digital lottery. It's a cute show and Disney's attention to detail is impressive!

Don't see it if you're not a Disney fan or are expecting a quiet and well behaved theatre audience!

67
Entertaining, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if you're looking for a show best described as "of course!" It's 1980s dystopian camp incarnate.

Don't see it if you'd like to avoid a GenX fever dream about how bad boomers are that GenX couldn't produce until they became the boomers themselves.

87
Ink
Midtown W
Ambitious, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy sleek dramas with creative sets! Ink does a phenomenal job framing the beginnings of our modern media climate.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays or dramas.

79
During previews
Dated, Raunchy, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you enjoy human condition shows. It isn’t avant-garde or unrealistic. Instead it’s a public view into the private moments of two strangers.

Don't see it if you want a show that reflects what is publicly accepted as politically correct when it comes to a woman saying no.

90
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if at a bare minimum you want to see Bryan Cranston live. I thought the show was incredibly thought provoking, comedic, and intense.

Don't see it if you're bringing kids with you. The message and themes will likely be lost on a younger audience. There is no intermission either.

81
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Profound

See it if you're willing to shelve everything you think you know about Oklahoma!. This is Oklahoma! in name, but not in feeling.

Don't see it if you have rose colored memories about a rose colored show about the state of Oklahoma! on the cusp of statehood. Beware of gunshots, too.

90
During previews
Clever, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see masterful performances by Metcalf and Lithgow. The characters are portrayed as people, not cheap satirical impersonations.

Don't see it if straight dramas aren't your thing.

Also Reflecting on the performance I really appreciated that though the sho... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Fluffy, Relevant, Ambitious, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a comedic reflective civics lesson with a strong call to action (it reads a bit echoey given the political makeup of the audience).

Don't see it if you're Rush Limbaugh... it'll probably give you the night sweats.

69
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Dizzying, Disappointing, Raunchy

See it if you're REALLY into Alice in Wonderland. Outside of devout fandom, I would say this show is a surefire can-miss.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a digestible plot line.

79
During previews
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if improv and hip hop are your scene. It takes an immense amount of skill to freestyle a new show every night.

Don't see it if experimental, all be it done before, theatre isn’t your jam. It felt like most of the bits went just a bit too long.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see

See it if you seek a show that is fluid and flawless. Actors masterfully morph between roles. The whole performance feels like a 100 minute song.

Don't see it if you think you can find a flaw in this performance, because I can’t find one!

Also This show took my breath away. It is easily one of my top two favorite... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want to catch a Sondheim cult-classic. This show is beautiful, nostalgic, and resonant. It also has great musical variety.

Don't see it if you're expecting a show with a happy ending. It's not a gut wrenching tear jerker, but reflecting on the story you realize how sad it is.

69
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you want a stereotypical broadway experience. It's an all analog show. No projection work or digital signage. Classic late 1980s theatre.

Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh. This show is covered in moth balls and is getting long in the tooth.

88
Clever, Delightful, Disappointing, Epic, Great staging

See it if you want to see a contemporary queer story with an A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum feel.

Don't see it if you don’t like jukebox musicals or queer themed stories.

Also This story took a phenomenal book, paired it with fun quirky staging, ... Read more Read less

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you seek a masterful modern piece of theatre that perfectly constructs a window into the human condition live before your eyes.

Don't see it if abundant profanity and deep rooted conflict disturb you. This show is long at over 3 hours and isn't a typical fluffy theatrical jaunt.

Also I thought the characters were represented in a masterfully genuine fas... Read more Read less

94
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like shows with deeply conflicted characters. The emotional development and regression of Ed and Arnold is funny and also gut wrenching.

Don't see it if seeing two girls kiss during The Prom’s Macy’s Prade performance made you uncomfortable.

Also the use of neon in the set design is delightful.

89
During previews
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you're familiar with Birbiglia's comedy. His narrative style fits well in a Broadway show setting.

Don't see it if you're looking for a real show. I can't decide if this was a one man show or a comedy special at the Cort Theatre.

Also It was really cool seeing the stage at the Cort Theatre stripped compl... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Great choreography, Great costumes

See it if you want a painfully and delightfully self aware show. It’s shamelessly now and not pretending to be anything it’s not. Loved every minute!

Don't see it if I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... don’t see this if you believe gays cause hurricanes.

76
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Predictable, Kitschy, Great singing

See it if you want to watch the genie steal the show. His numbers are reason enough to attend. Great for the kids, too!

Don't see it if you want to see an original story. Granted, I rather see a Disney adaptation over a juke box show any day.

Also We got these seats via the digital lottery. I’m not one to complain ab... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like the feeling of Shakespeare with a contemporary social twist.

Don't see it if you're looking for something uproarously funny or with a consistent narrative thread.

Also The show takes you inside the head of Sarah Bernhardt and hints at a f... Read more Read less

68
Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for something different. This show is simultaneously traditional and non-traditional all at once.

Don't see it if you want an easy to digest play. It's not edgy per se, but its value and message aren't surface level.

Also I'd love the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Young Jean Lee a... Read more Read less

81
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Renee Taylor, The Nanny, or old show biz stories.

Don't see it if you want an action packed show. Renee sits at her desk the whole time!

Also Renee Taylor's performance has a genuine raw honesty to it. She doesn'... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want a cotton candy show: bright, colorful, fun to eat, but has no nutritional value. Regardless, a great time!

Don't see it if you're expecting anything remotely serious.

80
During previews
Slow, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for a "human condition show" that makes unique use of music. This isn't a typical jukebox show.

Don't see it if slow shows that are grounded in brutal reality aren't your fancy.

90
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're a Fierstein fan or a political junkie. Harvey brings an important figure to life in a fascinating and thought provoking portrayal

Don't see it if you're not a fan of straight monologues or period pieces.

84
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Fluffy, Relevant, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you've yet to experience a staple show of the modern Broadway diet.

Don't see it if you aren't absolutely pining to do so... this one isn't going anywhere any time soon. It's starting to feel a bit old.

Also This is my third time seeing this show at the Gershwin, but my first a... Read more Read less

70
Slow, Excruciating, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if you're unwilling to sit through a 3 hour performance solely to see a legend of the stage.

Also It's King Lear and it's been done before. There were all the hallmarks... Read more Read less

69
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Raunchy, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy sitting through blocks insufferable monologues between the funny bits. The biggest laughs come from fart jokes. Enough said.

Don't see it if you want to see Nathan Lane in a quality of challenging performance. He’s doing his generic schtick, nothing special.

Also 69 is the most apt rating for this show.

100
Profound, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if an exquisite piece of theatre is what you're looking for. This production is deep, beautiful, joyous, and gut wrenching.

Don't see it if This production was flawless from orchestration, staging, design, and book there wasn't a single thing I didn't like.

79
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Adequate

See it if you're looking for a perfectly adequate piece of theatre. It's funny but not too funny. There's nothing really remarkable about it.

Don't see it if you want to be in a great theatrical environment or see sets that stun you. If feels a lot like cruise ship theatre to me.

Also The Marriott Marquis theatre is such a disappointing and blase environ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you're looking for a clever show. The set is outstanding and the book and score are make for a really great time.

Don't see it if overt vulgarity rubs you the wrong way. They've updated the character of Betelgeuse into a hilariously offensive and gruff demon.

48
Overrated, Insipid, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you get the $30 lottery seats or your tickets are free.

Don't see it if you loathe mass produced dreck with cheap sets and costumes, canned dialog, a jukebox track, and a myriad of half-baked Cher impressions.

88
Absurd, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you’re ready for a vaguely vulgar absurdist sci-fi romp with a slight pinch of Disney’s Channel. The layers of absurdity work so well.

Don't see it if anything above doesn’t speak to you. It’s not great theatre in a conventional sense, but it’s still worth checking out.

85
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a show that tackles modern queer issues with a more realistic ending.

Don't see it if queer themes or vulgarity bothers you. I thought the role of Macy was played a bit aggressively for my liking.

Also I thought as a whole The Cake was well polished and was refreshing in ... Read more Read less

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if a historical romp through revolutionary America is your forte. The musical styling is eclectic and fun with quirky modern twists.

Don't see it if you're looking for a piece of challenging theatre. The performance is tight, polished, and clearly designed for mass appeal.

83
Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you want to explore the queer experience with a Black perspective. The vocal talent in this show is very impressive!

Don't see it if queer themes scare you.

Also There have been a decent number of queer oriented shows on Broadway la... Read more Read less

82
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you want a genuinely clever piece of comedic musical theatre. It's been going strong since 2003, but will be closing. Well worth a ticket.

Don't see it if obtuse humor about race and sexuality offend you. It holds a proverbial mirror to that audience that all may not appreciate.

95
Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you’re a theatre fan and love history! Spending time in a theatre outside the context of seeing a show is a fun and unique experience.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a behind the scenes tour. Everywhere you tour is a publicly accessible space.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if you’re looking for a fantastic adaptation of a classic and predictable story.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a fresh take on a story of American racial tensions.

Also I thought the staging was superb and Jeff Daniels’ performance was mas... Read more Read less

79
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a show with a very unique sound. Sara Bareilles created a show that has a very unique voice.

Don't see it if you're looking for top vocal and acting talent. This show has an ever changing cast, so it could have been unique to the iteration I saw.

49
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if you believe that sound volume is a proxy for quality and you like 2 story puppets. Have I mentioned the giant puppet?

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that's remotely worth your money. If you can snag free tickets and have nothing else to do, I suppose you can go.

Also It seems to me that the creative team spent so much time figuring out ... Read more Read less

83
Great staging, Absorbing, Emotional, Great set

See it if you’ve watched a loved one progress through the stages of dementia. This show will make you feel Gladys’ fear and a family’s pain.

Don't see it if you’re looking for a light night. You leave this show with emotional baggage.

92
Great singing, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great orchestration

See it if you want a fresh take on a cult classic movie. The vocal talent, music, and acting are on point.

Don't see it if you didn’t like the movie. I thought the fourth wall breaking moral narratives were a bit awkward.

90
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you're unsure if you want to see a show about snooker, you'll be pleasently surprised. The Nap is a clever uproarious delight.

Don't see it if you're easily offended and looking for a story rooted in reality. Four letter words fly and the plot points fit together almost too well.

Also The Nap shot out of the gate on the first night of previews. The clear... Read more Read less

93
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see one of the last shows from Broadway’s Golden Age. The Vivian Beaumont offers unique stage perspectives and not a bad seat!

Don't see it if a 2 hour 55 minutes billed run time is too much for you to handle. This show is a long one.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if you're seeking a musical experience that is simultaneously larger than life but intensely intimate.

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional theatre experience. The set is made of found materials, and there's a chance you'll get wet and sandy.

79
Entertaining, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want to see a group of talented kids perform. There's a balanced mix of kid humor and adult humor which makes for a nice family show.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a phenomenal score or earth-shattering musical numbers.

Also Among other things, the movie gleans comic relief from the archetypal ... Read more Read less