Stephen E 2

Hillsborough | 35-49 | Male
About:  Pastor, firefighter & theatre lover! I do my best to see at least one show a month.
Reviews (49)
90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Intense
March 25th, 2019

See it if you want something beautiful, wonderfully performed and different from the "normal" Broadway fare.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays or have trouble with accents.

80
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky
November 17th, 2018

See it if you want something different from “normal” Broadway or just looking for a fun evening. Kong is impressive!

Don't see it if you need show-stopping songs, heart-wrenching acting or consider yourself a “purist”.

Also I’m so glad that I rarely read reviews from those who get paid to revi... Read more Read less

91
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful
August 3rd, 2018

See it if you want to laugh and have a great night out. Cast was outstanding and led the audience through a range of emotions.

Don't see it if you can’t handle LBTQ+ issues or need a big production to feel like you’re on Broadway.

85
Afterglow
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy
July 27th, 2018

See it if you need a night out and want to see a show that is risqué & edgy.

Don't see it if you can’t handle male nudity, gay relationships, LBTQ+ issues, and need flashy shows.

Also I truly enjoyed the show (even though the ending was pretty clear from... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound
July 11th, 2018

See it if you want to be astounded by a masterful story and confront the 1980s AIDS crisis.

Don't see it if you don’t want to have hearts strings pulled, deal with the pain of those who suffered or confront your own prejudices.

Also This show was awesome and the cast was absolutely amazing!!! GO SEE BO... Read more Read less

80
Dated, Great singing, Entertaining, Slow
July 2nd, 2018

See it if you like to see a show return to Broadway.

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of “old time” musicals.

Also While it was a nice evening out & the show was good, it did drag on a ... Read more Read less

85
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Clever, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining
April 20th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a show without huge sets and minimal costume changes.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy storytelling from a cast or need “big shows”.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful
April 8th, 2018

See it if you wanna have a good time & enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet

Don't see it if you need something thoughtful or deep. Also, if you don’t enjoy drunks singing badly in the audience, then stay away

90
Romantic, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever
March 1st, 2018

See it if you like to be "tugged" a bit and don't need big and flashy!

Don't see it if you get bored with romantic plots or need big productions.

92
Hughie
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Clever
January 22nd, 2018

See it if you want to see Forrest Whittaker stretch his talent!!

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of Eugene O’Neill

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Great singing
January 22nd, 2018

See it if you want to enjoy a show’s return & be swept away.

Don't see it if you need something new & edgy.

90
During previews
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
November 20th, 2017

See it if you like intimate theatre, something fresh & different, and want to get lost in a story.

Don't see it if you need “big broadway”.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Epic
November 17th, 2017

See it if you love Bette Midler & David Hyde Pierce. See it if you love seeing musicals return to the stage. A gem & so happy I was able to attend!

Don't see it if you don’t want to laugh & have a great time.

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent, Romantic
November 1st, 2017

See it if you enjoy great staging and an interesting story.

Don't see it if you don’t want to experience an new musical.

95
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Must see, Romantic
August 22nd, 2017

See it if you are a fan of the movie & you want to have a great night out! Staging & cast were wonderful & the show was just a fun time!

Don't see it if you don't like laughing, want drama-drenched production and/or didn't like the movie.

91
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant
July 26th, 2017

See it if you enjoy theatre with minimal scenes, actors playing multiple roles & a heart tugging story.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about 9/11, need big scenes/costumes and don't wanna hear how everyday people help as best they can in tragedies.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging
July 11th, 2017

See it if you enjoy British-themed shows and want a truly entertaining production. J. Harrison Ghee is outstanding & the true star of this show!!

Don't see it if you need something deep & intense or don't want to be around teenage girls drooling over Brendon Urie & watch as cellphones take pics

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Must see
June 27th, 2017

See it if you don't need fancy sets and a large cast as well as want something to keep you thinking long after it ends.

Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged and made to think with your head & your heart.

88
For a previous production
Funny, Dizzying, Quirky, Great staging, Must see
June 21st, 2017

See it if you enjoy a British farce. The production reminded me of a mix of Monty Python and the Carol Burnett show with a splash of Benny Hill.

Don't see it if you need something thought-provoking. This is slapstick and just a lot of fun.

82
Amelie
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic, Underrated
May 11th, 2017

See it if you are a fan of the movie, looking for theatre less than two hours, want to be entertained and just enjoy a good show.

Don't see it if you are looking for a celebrity cast, did not enjoy the movie, don't like quirky theatre and need a complex plot.

Also I really enjoyed Amélie and truly appreciate the work that the cast pu... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Ambitious
April 20th, 2017

See it if You want an experience & be part of the experience.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of something different from the normal Broadway show or need it to be simple.

Also What an amazing show!! Josh Groban was fantastic and the rest of the c... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining, Relevant, Fluffy
April 6th, 2017

See it if You want to see a good show with good singing and need a night out.

Don't see it if You don't want to explore PTSD through the characters or need an epic show

Also A soldier comes home from serving in WWII and gathers together a band ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Must see
March 28th, 2017

See it if You want to see Kevin Kline perform with mastery & skill. Some reviews say it was disappointing/not funny...Kline had us rolling tonight!!

Don't see it if You're not of fan of dated shows or need things simple.

Also The whole cast did a superb job this evening. The language made be dif... Read more Read less

52
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Excruciating, Cliched, Great staging
February 18th, 2017

See it if If you like the Oz stories

Don't see it if You have an opportunity to see something else. "Cats" is the only Broadway show that ranks lower for me.

90
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Must see
February 18th, 2017

See it if Like a capella singing & modern-themed musicals.

Don't see it if You need to have dramatic scenery & stunning costumes.

85
During previews
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining
February 8th, 2017

See it if You would like to see Glenn Close on the stage & reviving a classic as well as don't mind limited scenery.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Andrew Lloyd Weber & almost no scenery.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Great acting, Delightful
December 9th, 2016

See it if You have seen the movie & want to see it as a musical.

Don't see it if You don't like romantic musicals or didn't like the movie

95
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining, Masterful
November 18th, 2016

See it if You love Nathan Lane, John Lattery & John Goodman...amazing cast & outstanding performances by each!!!

Don't see it if Don't like long plays because this one has two intermissions!

94
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing
October 20th, 2016

See it if Love Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons! Singing & dancing was excellent!! A great way to spend the evening!

Don't see it if You don't like people singing & clapping & getting into the music next to you.

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Great acting
September 14th, 2016

See it if Wanna sit back & just enjoy a good show.

Don't see it if You don't wanna get that old nostalgiac feeling

90
Enchanting, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great singing
August 25th, 2016

See it if You want to see a Broadway classic or if it is your intro to Broadway

Don't see it if You don't want to experience the glamour of Broadway

92
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing
August 5th, 2016

See it if You need a good belly laugh!

Don't see it if You don't like a musical that pokes a lot a fun & is very suggestive at times

97
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Profound
July 16th, 2016

See it if If you want to be challenged emotional & intellectually.

Don't see it if Plays are not your thing

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Original, Ambitious
July 1st, 2016

See it if Love Sean Hayes & don't offend easily

Don't see it if You can't laugh at your own faith tradition

85
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Funny
June 14th, 2016

See it if You want to see something different, original and a fan of Jesse Tyler!

Don't see it if One person plays are not your thing

97
American Psycho
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Original
May 30th, 2016

See it if You like something that isn't "normal" Broadway

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

95
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing
May 13th, 2016

See it if You loved the movie...Genie steals the show as he should...amazing

Don't see it if Can't stand Disney productions

95
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant
April 17th, 2016

See it if You enjoy modern issues

Don't see it if Don't wanna be challenged

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking
February 18th, 2016

See it if You want to see a show about self-discovery & acceptance.

Don't see it if You are closed-minded

95
Gigi (Storm Theatre)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic, Refreshing
January 26th, 2016

See it if you enjoy love songs and the struggle of being in love.

Don't see it if you can't stand being in love.

85
Misery
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging
January 26th, 2016

See it if Stephen King is one of your favorite authors as this show brings a familiar title from a different perspective.

Don't see it if don't like plays without an intermission.

95
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Refreshing, Absorbing
January 26th, 2016

See it if enjoy minimal costumes and scenery - allowing your mind to "set the stage".

Don't see it if you don't like catchy shows tunes.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Original
January 26th, 2016

See it if you want to see something "new".

Don't see it if romantic shows cause you to stir.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny
January 26th, 2016

See it if you have children who have read the book or seen the movie.

Don't see it if you don't like children stories

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Thought-provoking
January 26th, 2016

See it if you want to experience another classic on the stage!

Don't see it if you can't get past the original movie cast.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful
January 26th, 2016

See it if Want you to relive a classic from your youth.

Don't see it if find romance stories dull & boring.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Epic
January 26th, 2016

See it if You want to experience a Broadway classic! Have seen this show a number of times and it never has disappointed.

Don't see it if You only like frilly dresses, opulent scenes and catchy romantic tunes.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Must see
January 26th, 2016

See it if You enjoy laughing your head off!

Don't see it if You don't like curse words or your faith in too rigid or weak..

80
China Doll
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
January 9th, 2016

See it if You enjoy plays. It was an interesting concept.

Don't see it if If you can't stand watching people talk on the phone.