Ted H

New York City | 50-64 | Male
About:  Downtown Manhattanite
Reviews (24)
81
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Intense, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see someone bare his soul and psyche onstage in a very intense way -- all to traditional Broadway tunes sung very well.

Don't see it if You are offended by raunchy dialogue and/or simulated gay sex.

82
BLKS
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Raunchy, Funny

See it if The idea of a very funny play with raunchy over-the-top black female characters appeals to you.

Don't see it if You're offended by fun being poked at black stereotypes or by explicit talk about sex.

89
Delightful, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a wonderfully done straight production of this classic comedy and a hilarious gender-flipping version of it.

Don't see it if You're not open to finding something first staged in 1895 highly amusing.

Also Several outstanding performances. Connie Castanzo was spectacular both... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to catch a tremendous performance by Glenda Jackson.

Don't see it if You have trouble with heavy topics and ambiguity.

83
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever, Relevant

See it if You enjoy New York themed comedy.

Don't see it if You dont like one-man shows.

70
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow

See it if you'd enjoy seeing two strong acting performances in a spare setting

Don't see it if you're not willing to sit through a pretty slow first half and a quirky, somewhat absurdist script.

76
Afterplay
Chelsea
Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy seeing great acting in an intimate (in more ways than one) setting

Don't see it if the thought of a two-actor dramatic production staged in a small theater doesn't appeal to you.

90
Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you'd enjoy a well-written, staged and acted comedy not taking itself too seriously. Francesca Choy-Kee and Estelle Parsons esp. good

Don't see it if you're deeply offended by obscenity or adultery, or are generally just a miserable poop

77
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You're fascinated by the workings of human behavior.

Don't see it if You're not.

88
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like Arthur Miller's plays.

Don't see it if You're not into serious drama.

95
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love to see people sing and dance really well.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You're a big fan of musicals.

Don't see it if You prefer your musicals to be about singing and dancing, not shoe factories.

80
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if The idea of seeing a well-acted and engaging play based on a historical black woman athlete appeals to you.

Don't see it if You're put off by sports history.

74
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if A well-played two-hander (with three characters) about an Iraq war widow's relationship with her husband and his brother sounds intriguing.

Don't see it if You're easily confused -- not that flashbacks or one actor playing twins are exactly unheard of in English theater.

79
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You want to see a well-written well-acted dark comedy.

Don't see it if You need lots of action and not much talk in your theater.

74
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You're a big fan of farce.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of farce.

Also A good romp but, sadly, the comic timing is consistently off just that... Read more Read less

79
Burning Doors
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You're into experimental theater and free speech and the plight of political prisoners is important to you.

Don't see it if You're not into experimental theater, nudity or violence in the theater.

Also Worth seeing but understand that the point is to convey some of what i... Read more Read less

80
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you'd enjoy seeing a very amusing one-woman acting tour de force.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows or are easily offended by sexual topics.

85
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if you're willing to sit through a long deadly first act to get to some great acting and big laughs.

Don't see it if you're expecting great substance or don't have the patience for a 3-hour show.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You're open to experimentation in the theater and admire the actor doing the play.

Don't see it if You're not into improvisation.

88
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Funny

See it if You enjoy laughs at the theater.

Don't see it if You prefer large casts.

85
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like drumming.

Don't see it if You hate drumming.

88
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You want to see some gripping family scenes.

Don't see it if You're easily depressed.

65
Banal, Edgy, Overrated, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You want to be able to say you saw it.

Don't see it if The concept of Southpark on Broadway doesn't appeal to you.