stevesound

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (31)
73
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if It's a good show and the writing and performances feel very personal in a good way.

Don't see it if I'm not sure if this really worked as a musical- A lot of the songs felt repetitive (I guess the title calls for it) and it was quite wordy

80
During previews
Intelligent, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a classic Shepard play that is crazily absurd and totally unrealistic but brings to light many important family dynamics

Don't see it if Shepard surrealism is totally not for you. Can't handle exaggerated situations, nudity a live lamb on stage! Direction scenic design great

75
During previews
Intense, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if Highly relevant parable for the rise of Hitler that takes a lot of focus to fully understand.

Don't see it if You like to escape while going to theater or can't stand bare sets. I did feel there was something missing and could've had a bigger effect.

68
During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if You like a loose plot that is a series of vignettes about women who on the surface seem different but are really quite simila

Don't see it if You can't take taboo topics like excessive reference to pussy. It does drag a little and parts are a bit tiring even though it's only 90 min

80
During previews
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if This show was really well done from Billie Piper's incredible transformation to the set changes and the glass box in which it was performed.

Don't see it if Don't like over the top emotions in your acting. Plight of being barren is not something you can identify with

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if A touching story of the challenges the gay community faced and still face. Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl are excellent.

Don't see it if You can't deal with simulated sex. The first act does drag a little bit, but it was worth it.

72
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if Mediocre material elevated by great performances by Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott. It has funny moments but a lot of cheap laughs.

Don't see it if You don't like sitcom cheap humor.

67
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Relevant

See it if The play is enjoyable, if at times having a very predictable plot. Some hilarious scenes with a few more serious themes thrown in.

Don't see it if You don't like racist jokes. Can't take a classic family drama play that has been done many times before.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if This is a nice feel good show with Sara Bareilles delivering an excellent performance. And that voice-wow!

Don't see it if Overall it is not a great musical. The book gets old with all its repetitive one liners and the characters aren't drawn well.

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful, Resonant

See it if A great show with an even greater performance being given by Ben Platt. One of the best male performances I've ever seen. The show resonates

Don't see it if No reason. But it is very hard to get tickets.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if Bette Middler is outstanding and the production is visually stunning. This was up there with the best theater experiences of my life.

Don't see it if You only like new modern musicals like Dear Evan Hansen. But really if you can get tickets go.

80
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if The way that they were able to transform the Armoury for this production is incredible. The actors are excellent and the set is genius.

Don't see it if You need to see a classic story with believable characters. This is very clearly theater from a different era.

Also There is nudity. Full-Frontal depending on where you are sitting so if... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Great acting, Overrated

See it if Love Sondheim and want to see a in your face version of Sweeney sung beautifully.

Don't see it if You're crazy or can't get tickets. Mrs Lovett was excellent as was Matt Doyle and Alex Finke as Anthony and Johanna.

55
Yen
West Village
Indulgent, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like vulgar shows with boring uninspired writing trying to pack an emotional punch. This play just didn't do it for me.

Don't see it if If you don't want to waste your precious money.

75
The Front Page
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if It is worth it to see this play just for the excellent cast. Lane gives a master-class in physical acting.

Don't see it if Parts of the show are slow and tedious and it takes a while to become immersed in what is going on. Overall, I would see it.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if Enjoy great acting (Thompson and the rest of the cast were excellent) and August Wilson's masterful writing.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 2 and a half hours of dialogue with little action. Some plot lines were a little cliched but didn't really detract.

78
During previews
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Refreshing, Clever

See it if If you want to see fun piece about under appreciated father of the Jazz movement scattered with intermittent live music!

Don't see it if Story is somewhat shallow and could be developed further. FYI- you basically stand the whole time if that would bother you.

60
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a two hander with great acting that tries to grapple with current issues. Great acting

Don't see it if This is an play that is so obviously trying to tackle specific themes that it gets tiring and it's plot points are rather obvious.

70
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if Really talented stage presence and storytelling ability. The spoken part is better than the singing

Don't see it if This is a drag/cabaret show so if you’re not looking for that go elsewhere.

85
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Enchanting, Dated, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want to hear Bizet's beutiful score sung to OH's lyrics reset at the time of WW II. It is not a perfect musical but the singing makes up

Don't see it if This is more of a staged concert than a show so if you need big set pieces don't see this. The intimacy is more than worth it though.

80
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a beautifully staged musical that gives over a nice lesson. Micahel Arden's direction is exceptional and makes great use of

Don't see it if round theater. Acting is superb and no reason not to see it.

55
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Banal, Slow

See it if The only reason to see this is to see a show about tennis. It goes on and on with the same theme of athlete rivalry and never hits an arc.

Don't see it if You can get tickets to something better.

85
Assassins
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Intelligent

See it if This is a beautiful peace exploring the meaning of the American Dream through the lens of the troubles of those who assassinated Presidents.

Don't see it if You hate Sondheim or can't take gunshots on stage.

89
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Delightful, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if Great pared back production of an avant-garde sondheim piece. Beautiful Japanese style music in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You want a big broadway musical ala Les Mis.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if Janney is giving a marvelous performance in a relevant classic play-albeit set in the 1990s. This play is thought provoking.

Don't see it if Male nudity offends you, though it is non-gratuitous. The play is at times preachy about what it is trying to get across but it flows well.

80
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Relevant

See it if If you are interested in a play about a group of Jewish actors who risked their lives to perform in a controversial play.

Don't see it if You only like musicals or are not interested in Jewish culture. You are homophobic.

Also This is really a great play and told in a really profound way by the p... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You liked the movie-it is very faithful to it. Andy Karl was excellent and the sets were quite inventive at times.

Don't see it if The songs were somewhat disappointing- aside from a few standout numbers and even then the music kind of felt disjointed from the plot.

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You can get tickets. This is an excellent show that is historical and beautifully written. Some of the understudies I saw were a bit lacking

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see it.

94
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Must see, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You are jewish or you just want to see a profound play about American Jewry. Kate Walsh was amazing and stole every scene she had.

Don't see it if Dramas heavy on dialogue are not for you. Some may see this play as having an anti-jewish tone though i'm not sure it does.

95
During previews
Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Profound

See it if Love Sondheim and want to see one of the greatest musicals ever written in a gorgeous production. The set is projected but done well.

Don't see it if You're crazy and don't like Sondheim or for that matter Jake Gyllenhaal who was fabulous.

90
Clever, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Enjoy more avant-garde theater in a pop-rock sort of genre. The cast, especially Groban was exceptional.

Don't see it if You can't stand a show with little character development and a mostly non-linear plot. You don't want a cast member sitting in your lap.