STEVEN H NJ

Newark | 50-64 | Male

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Reviews (58)
25
Overlong, Overrated, Excruciating, Confusing
May 5th, 2022

See it if you have nothing else to do for 3 hours and you must see something at Lincoln Center Theater.

Don't see it if you like your plays coherent.

100
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing
April 29th, 2022

See it if you want to see a great Broadway play in a great production. The dialogue is intelligent and sparkling.

Don't see it if you dislike male nudity. It's not gratuitous, but if you don't want to see a penis, don't go.

Also I saw, and loved, the original Broadway production 20 years ago and th... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Edgy, Great singing, Relevant, Ambitious
April 24th, 2022

See it if you're into musicals about gay, Black writers, writing a show about a gay, Black writer and are OK with a lot of navel gazing.

Don't see it if navel gazing, self-referential shows turn you off. Also if the "N" word upsets you, stay away.

50
To My Girls
Midtown W
Lacking, Banal, Disappointing
April 21st, 2022

See it if you feel that you must see a bunch of millennial gay men debate their lives. while acting too stupid for their own dialog.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that makes sense.

Also I walked in wanting to like the play, but the main characters all acte... Read more Read less

80
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Reinvigorated, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Ambitious
March 17th, 2022

See it if you wish to see this classic Sondheim musical updated and gender-reversed.

Don't see it if you have no patience for musicals without a clear story line.

Also This gender-reversed Company boldly brings this musical into the 21st ... Read more Read less

69
Intimate Apparel
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great writing, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious
February 4th, 2022

See it if you like modern opera.

Don't see it if you need music with melody.

Also I loved the play, which I saw in its original Off-Broadway production.... Read more Read less

85
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
January 12th, 2022

See it if you want to see great actors performing a fun, devilish play.

Don't see it if you need answers to all of the questions posed by a play or if you only like musicals.

30
Wasted talent, Uninspired, Well acted, Indulgent, Disappointing
January 5th, 2022

See it if you absolutely need to. There is one great tap number and some attractive songs, but there is no there there.

Don't see it if you wish to see a coherent story.

Also The the tap number performed by Tony Yazbeck and Atticus Ware was spec... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful
December 6th, 2021

See it if you're ready to be knocked over by Victoria Clark and the rest of the cast's excellent performances and Jeanine Tesori's marvelous score.

Don't see it if you're unable to suspend disbelief at looking at a middle-aged woman playing a 16 year old who is supposed to look like she's 72.

Also One complaint: too many pot-shots at NJ. Not everyone wants to live in... Read more Read less

75
Letters Of Suresh
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent
October 20th, 2021

See it if you like talky shows, even if there is not much interaction between the characters.

Don't see it if talky shows with no interaction between the characters bother or bore you.

Also I enjoyed this show, while most of the people in my party were less en... Read more Read less

85
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful
October 14th, 2021

See it if you like big, brassy musicals.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, or prefer smaller, more intimate productions.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 14th, 2021

See it if you want to see three extraordinary actors providing amazing performances and/or you have any interest in US financial history.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for a 3+ hour play.

90
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Resonant, Quirky, Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious
March 6th, 2020

See it if you want to see a great singer rock out to the inevitability of death. Well staged and well performed by the entire cast/band.

Don't see it if you are hoping for a traditional musical or play, or if you have trouble dealing with the fact that everyone's going to die.

55
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Just ok, Disappointing, Funny
February 7th, 2020

See it if You want to see some good actors doing pretty good work in an OK, but certainly not great comedy.

Don't see it if You want to see something excellent.

79
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Overlong, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting
January 17th, 2020

See it if you are not afraid of a long play that really takes its time to get to the point.

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for an overlong, talky play.

Also I thought the whole point of the play boiled down to the last five min... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious
November 27th, 2019

See it if you want to see a quirky, but funny and intelligent play about identity. It can be confusing but also funny and enjoyable.

Don't see it if you want a straightforward play with no ambiguity.

70
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Too long, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious
November 14th, 2019

See it if you like political dramas and want to be reminded that political dysfunction didn't start in the current administration.

Don't see it if don't like talky political drama.

90
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Epic, Intelligent, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 7th, 2019

See it if you like sweeping, intelligent plays about gay men and their (mostly recent) history.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with shows about gay men or just uncomfortable sitting in a theater for 7 hours.

75
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny
October 31st, 2019

See it if you're not afraid of watching a play's anti-hero disintegrate before your eyes.

Don't see it if you don't like talky plays or shows without a clear, easy-to-root-for protagonist. Also don't see it if you dislike stage nudity/sex.

90
Intelligent, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
October 31st, 2019

See it if you want to see great acting and a thoroughly enthralling piece of theater.

Don't see it if you don't like talky plays that don't have a clear, unambiguous ending.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever
October 18th, 2019

See it if you want to see a truly funny musical comedy.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

85
Make Believe
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing
August 22nd, 2019

See it if you wish to see a unique family drama told in an unusual format. The acting is excellent and the writing is brilliant.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing actual children playing children on the stage.

5
Dying City
Midtown W
Excruciating, Poorly directed, Poorly acted, Overrated, Disappointing
June 14th, 2019

See it if you want to see a badly acted, horribly directed mess of a play. From this production I can't even tell why anyone would ever produce this.

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

Also If for some reason you need to see this production, do not sit in the ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing
June 4th, 2019

See it if you like musicals with social relevance.

Don't see it if you just want light entertainment.

45
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Banal, Great staging, Disappointing
April 3rd, 2019

See it if you need to see everything Duncan Sheik produces.

Don't see it if you want something new or even interesting to say.

20
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Wasted talent, Excruciating, Disappointing
April 3rd, 2019

See it if must.

Don't see it if you want to see something good. The only reason I scored it as high as I did is because the production is beautiful and the actors are good.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing
January 7th, 2019

See it if you like great theater. This show is just about perfect. The script, the staging, and the acting are all exceptional.

Don't see it if if you don't want to sit through a 2.5 hour play no matter how wonderful it is.

Also I just loved everything about this new script and production. The acti... Read more Read less

60
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Dizzying, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny
November 14th, 2018

See it if you want to see a small slice of 1969 radicalism.

Don't see it if you're looking for a great show with lots of great insights.

90
For a previous production
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Masterful
October 8th, 2018

See it if you are any kind of fan of the Harry Potter story. You'll experience a well told story extravagantly staged.

Don't see it if you have no knowledge whatsoever of the Harry Potter stories and don't like fantasy stories.

70
Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking
August 12th, 2018

See it if you have nothing better to do.

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

Also I really didn't hate everything about this play (although it may appea... Read more Read less

24
Banal, Excruciating, Insipid, Worst lyrics, Train wreck
August 12th, 2018

See it if you really want to see a train wreck of a show.

Don't see it if you appreciate good writing, or especially good lyrics.

85
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
August 1st, 2018

See it if you want to see some extraordinary actors presenting a portrait of a life by weaving together the various aspects of her being.

Don't see it if you require straightforward story telling. This play is far from linear.

80
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Relevant
June 26th, 2018

See it if you want to see the history of self-loathing in the pre-Stonewall gay community, performed by an expert group of out, gay actors.

Don't see it if you hate gay stories or hate to see self-loathing on stage.

85
Great singing, Great staging, Dated, Classic, Great melodies
June 14th, 2018

See it if you want to see a lush, beautiful production of a classic musical.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Ambitious, Intelligent
April 16th, 2018

See it if you have any interest in seeing three extraordinary actresses performing in a well written, well directed show.

Don't see it if you only like light, fluffy entertainment.

Also My only problem was with the audience at the the performance I saw. It... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny
April 8th, 2018

See it if you like Klezmer-style music and you're in any way empathetic toward the plight of refugees of any era.

Don't see it if you hate Canadians, Jews, or refugees.

75
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Intense, Screaming monologues
March 30th, 2018

See it if you want to watch an honest discussion of white guilt vs. diversity admissions in schools.

Don't see it if you are not interested in hearing people SCREAM their monologues at you.

70
Afterglow
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Nudity, Predictable
March 21st, 2018

See it if you want to see frequently naked guys discussing the benefits and difficulties of gay monogamy.

Don't see it if you don't want to see male nudity or prefer more profound examinations of gay life.

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant
March 13th, 2018

See it if you have a heart. It is just a pure exuberant heart-tugging joy of a show.

Don't see it if you hate musicals.

30
Cardinal
Midtown W
Disappointing
February 21st, 2018

See it if you feel the need to see Anna Chlumsky, Becky Ann Baker and/or Adam Paley even in a bad show.

Don't see it if you like interesting theater.

80
Junk
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Instructive
December 17th, 2017

See it if You're interested in high finance, especially issues about how the markets can be manipulated.

Don't see it if You're interested in fluff.

80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining
October 25th, 2017

See it if You want to take a trip back to the pre-AIDS era of gay life.

Don't see it if You're afraid of gay content.

Also Despite great acting by the whole cast, the show still needs Harvey Fi... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Fun, Funny
September 14th, 2017

See it if you like the original movie.

Don't see it if don't like the original movie or don't like fantastic elements (like being caught in a time loop).

70
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky
August 3rd, 2017

See it if you don't mind a show that goes in circles and occasionally hops the track. I enjoyed it, even when it didn't make sense.

Don't see it if You like your shows straightforward or want them to make a definite point.

65
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Missed opportunity
July 26th, 2017

See it if You want to see a serious, well-acted but muddled play about the difficulties faced by young African American males.

Don't see it if You are not already familiar with the issues of the school to prison pipeline in today's schools. The play doesn't let you in otherwise.

85
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever
July 20th, 2017

See it if you want to see an intelligently written, well acted comic drama.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by curse words.

65
Quirky, Disappointing, Uninspired
May 22nd, 2017

See it if You love the music of GrooveLily and are willing to sit through a mediocre story to hear it live.

Don't see it if You want your musical to have an interesting story.

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Staging just didn't work
May 22nd, 2017

See it if You really, really like Sally Field.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through 2 hours and five minutes (without intermission) of a muddled staging of a stage classic.

65
Great acting, Wordy, Much ado about nothing
March 30th, 2017

See it if You care more about seeing great actors than about the play's message or you don't mind a muddled message.

Don't see it if You want your theater to have a clear point of view.

70
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow
March 24th, 2017

See it if Enjoy weighty discussions of faith but don't require any answers or even personal breakthroughs.

Don't see it if you hate pregnant pauses, slow moving and talky plays, or desire some kind of catharsis or thought-provoking ending.