Steven Babyak

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Reviews (6)
This Is Real
Stage Buddy

"A scary, heart-pounding experience that starts as soon as you approach the warehouse where it begins deep in Red Hook...After reading what was going to happen, I was already feeling my adrenaline start to flow and starting to worry...It’s easy to make a wrong decision or overlook something, and your heart is racing the entire time...It’s truly an engaging fun experience and I highly recommend it...A perfect terror for the Halloween season." Full Review

Front Row Center

"This is a fast-paced drama that will stay in your mind long after it’s over. I won’t list any spoilers here, but trust me, you will learn why the play is called 'Gloria' and you will have quite the intermission chatter...Each scene begins and ends with classical music, and each scene contains quite a lot of quarreling. In this brilliant piece, it’s as if Mr. Jacobs-Jenkins is saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same." Full Review

The Sound and the Fury
East Village
New York Theatre Guide

"This is a fun stylized staging of William Faulkner’s novel and the time flies by. The story is told in a fragmented manner as this is how it is remembered by Benjy. Elevator Repair Service has a firm grasp on the novel and the cast truly looks like they’re having a blast acting it out. I look forward to seeing the next work they choose to stage." Full Review

Amazing Grace
Midtown W
New York Theatre Guide

"There isn't an oven big enough for this turkey; a Sunday School polemic that beats you around the head with its message but fails to have any charm or memorable melodies...I can't imagine this subject matter ever being dealt with in a more elementary way – even a middle school assembly project would give a more insightful and educational exploration of the theme. The direction and staging heaves under the viscous book and uninspiring score." Full Review

The Spoils
Midtown W
New York Theatre Guide

"If you’re looking for a fast-paced comedy that flies by, you’re in for a treat with 'The Spoils'...Ben truly shows what a procrastinator he is.. A five-star performance; his character will stay in your mind long after the show is over." Full Review

Stage Buddy

for a previous production "I was very excited to see it -- and this fun high-energy show met and surpassed all my expectations. I highly recommend it...'Disaster!' has a first-rate cast, great songs, and a very exciting story line that draws you right in." Full Review