TheaterGeekNYC

Manhattan | 35-49 | Male
About:  Bonafide theater geek. Sees almost everything and dabbles in performing on occassion.
Reviews (238)
70
Fluffy, Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious
November 10th, 2022

See it if Loved the movie! Loved Solea! The show is not bad, but not great either. Another failed movie to stage transfer.

Don't see it if See the movie if you wanna save money.

60
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing
November 10th, 2022

See it if It tries to be Hamilton, but sells like a woke fest all female pageant. It distracts from the proceedings of 1776.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy woke preaching in the theater.

70
During previews
KPOP (Broadway)
Midtown W
Formulaic, Entertaining, Cliched
November 10th, 2022

See it if Making of a KPOP documentary. There is no real tension. Performers are wonderful. The Off Broadway version was better.

Don't see it if Bilingual musicals about the lives of performers are not your thing. They are so oppressed.

84
Intelligent, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing
November 10th, 2022

See it if A devastating American tale by Arthur Miller with great acting. First time with all black Lomans on Broadway. Sharon D Clarke is top notch.

Don't see it if Long Arthur miller dramas bore you

85
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 10th, 2022

See it if Fun old fashioned musical with lots of tap. Adrianna Hicks, Christian Borle and J Harrison Ghee are not to be missed. Just a great time.

Don't see it if movie turned musicals are not your thing.

90
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 10th, 2022

See it if Victoria Clark in anything! She is amazing and you believe that she's a teenager. Funny musical with a unique subject matter.

Don't see it if Go see it! It's original, and fresh and funny.

90
During previews
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
November 10th, 2022

See it if Bruce Norris writes plays that bring you in. This was intense, dark and heavy. Acting was great. Play about sex offenders in a halfway house

Don't see it if Intense subject matter, suicide and sexual abuse are topics that trigger you.

89
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
October 24th, 2022

See it if Amir Arison is on stage most of the time and he was excellent as Amir in The Kite Runner. A tale about betrayal, family and immigration.

Don't see it if Stories about war, and other cultures are not your thing.

95
A Little Life
Brooklyn
Masterful, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
October 24th, 2022

See it if Ivo Van hove delivered in this devastating tale by Hanya Yanagihara. In Dutch, still Ramsey Nasr will break your heart. Must see.

Don't see it if long plays 4 hours and in Dutch will keep you from seeing a heavy, emotional and devastating play.

90
Los Otros
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Ambitious
October 3rd, 2022

See it if Reminds me of last 5 years. Luba Mason & Caesar Samayoa give sterling performances with powerful vocals. a master class in story telling.

Don't see it if two hander mostly solo singing musicals are not your thing.

76
I’m Revolting
Chelsea
Relevant, Funny, Absorbing
October 3rd, 2022

See it if you like episodic scenes in a cancer center in NYC. The acting is good. Gabby Beans shines. The story did not go anywhere.

Don't see it if plays where nothing really happens or goes somewhere bother you

91
During previews
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Intense, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see
July 21st, 2022

See it if Disturbing and challenging, with a first rate cast. Direction is brilliant. Oresteia is a must see. Robert Icke is a gift. A great tragedy.

Don't see it if It's almost 4 hours long, but with great theater you invest your time and your thoughts. It's a must see.

79
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Clever
July 11th, 2022

See it if Enjoyed this show by Jodi Picoult. Aubrey Matalon was a wonderful Delilah. Jake Smith was a half charming prince (masked). Music was fun.

Don't see it if It's worth a visit. It's a cross between Mean Girls and Dear Evan Hansen. The score has promise.

100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful
July 11th, 2022

See it if This production soars. Sara Bareilles is perfection as the Baker's wife. Julia Lester is a breakthrough Red. Milky White steals the show.

Don't see it if Do yourself a favor. 8 weeks only. Go to the Woods!

98
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
June 22nd, 2022

See it if Robert Icke's production is mesmerizing! Alex Lawther gives a young and superb Hamlet. This is a first rate 5 star Hamlet.

Don't see it if Don't miss it! I can't wait to go back.

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing
June 17th, 2022

See it if Great singing from Ramin Karimloo and Julie Benko. She is a star and a revelation. Blown away by her Fanny Brice. Ramin is sexy. It's fun.

Don't see it if Sadly, I also saw Beanie, who was OK but don't expect any great singing. Totally miscast.

75
POTUS
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
June 17th, 2022

See it if Funny and riotous. This play is just a balm to just relax and have a good time. Rachel Dratch steals the show. The cast are all hilarious.

Don't see it if Just go and have a good time.

87
Great dancing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging
June 17th, 2022

See it if Entertaining with amazing choreography on a snapshot of MJ's life. Dancing is amazing. The MJ catalog especially Thriller are fun to see.

Don't see it if another jukebox musical turns you off

79
Fat Ham
East Village
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
June 17th, 2022

See it if Hamlet deconstruction where Juicy is now a queer black man and its set at a backyard BBQ. It's well written and acted won Pulitzer.

Don't see it if Deconstruction of Shakespeare's works are not your thing.

75
Suffs
East Village
Resonant, Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing
May 10th, 2022

See it if I love it. Reminds me of Hamilton with some amazing women Philippa Soo, Jenn Collela, and Holly Gould was great as Alice Paul. Music is good

Don't see it if Could be very long with the subject matter of suffrage going on and on.

70
Clever, Indulgent, Raunchy, Funny
May 10th, 2022

See it if Meta theater with modern themes. Lots of introspection and a fresh new way for a musical. Jaquel Spivey is excellent in his Broadway debut.

Don't see it if Subject matter may offend. Very raunchy, and may not relate with everyone. Also, a scene at the end is very disturbing.

66
To My Girls
Midtown W
Indulgent, Fluffy, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining
April 19th, 2022

See it if Future version of Boys in the Band with funny performances by Jay A. Johnson, Maulik Pancholy and the cast. Nothing much happens though

Don't see it if indulgent gay humor is not your thing.

77
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting
April 19th, 2022

See it if This play by Ana Nogueira is for your inner theater geek. Audience goes wild over all the references. Idina Menzel is deified here.

Don't see it if you don't like insider jokes about theater and issues like feminism, LGBTQ identity, and drag queens

76
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Entertaining, Great acting
April 19th, 2022

See it if Samuel D Hunter wrote a very good play. It's thought provoking and well staged by David Cromer. Good acting with a twist in the end.

Don't see it if two handers bore you

90
Intense, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
April 19th, 2022

See it if Paula Vogel has a masterpiece of a play and Mary Louise Parker and David Morse are aces as Lil Bit and Uncle Peck. Funny and intense.

Don't see it if Difficult cringe worthy and disturbing subject matter about sexual abuse is not your thing.

70
Indulgent, Ambitious, Entertaining
April 19th, 2022

See it if if you love the book and wanna see the Little Prince brought to life with aerials, dance, and storytelling.

Don't see it if not a play or musical but more of a special theatrical event.

90
During previews
Hilarious, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
April 7th, 2022

See it if Billy Crystal was hilarious. Randy Graff - adorable. Shoshana Bean sang her face off. Overall, it was a fun night in the theater.

Don't see it if Shows about has beens in show business doing flashbacks

100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
April 7th, 2022

See it if A great play by Greenberg with a superb cast let by Jesse Williams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Patrick Adams. It's funny and engaging.

Don't see it if you don't like male nudity on stage for long periods of time.

70
During previews
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Excruciating
April 4th, 2022

See it if revisals of classics that deal with apocalyptic allegories that is made relevant to the political landscape of here and now.

Don't see it if Long, preachy political revisals of old plays bore you.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
April 4th, 2022

See it if Debra Messing does a great job aging before your eyes within 90 mins in this charming play by Noah Haidle

Don't see it if TV stars in plays in sitcom situations

76
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining
March 25th, 2022

See it if Basically, a concert with a nice chain curtain David Byrne and a bunch of barefooted musicians.

Don't see it if you don't like concerts on Broadway. or David Byrne.

60
During previews
Formulaic, Indulgent, Disappointing, Excellent dancing, Great singing
March 17th, 2022

See it if Complicated plot, Joaquina & Chilina were excellent. Dancing was amazing. However, felt very formulaic and painted by numbers. Not cohesive.

Don't see it if Long and indulgent new musical that tries to be FROZEN, (LET IT BURN?), Les Miz and Ragtime all in one. It tries hard but misses the mark.

90
Riveting, Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting
March 17th, 2022

See it if Riveting performance, totally enjoyed this wonderful revival with great actors. Eugene O' Neil actually kept me awake. Go see it

Don't see it if Long O'Neil plays are not your thing

90
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful
March 7th, 2022

See it if A classic Neil Simon with the charms of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. It's a splendid time in the theater. I was smiling.

Don't see it if The only downside is their ticket price. Way too expensive.

100
Jane Anger
West Village
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever
March 7th, 2022

See it if Shakespeare deconstruction comedy well crafted by Talene Monahan and stars Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Funny and clever.

Don't see it if Just go see it! It's just delightful

80
During previews
English
Chelsea
Intelligent, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Clever
February 16th, 2022

See it if As a bilingual immigrant, I appreciated the play for its take on the English language, love and pride in one's own tongue. The cast is good.

Don't see it if Could confuse you at first when they speak Farsi (using English in American accent). Iranian experience of a TOEFL class.

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88
Must see, Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
February 16th, 2022

See it if Was gonna skip this but glad I made time for it. A very good play that engages. Phylicia Rashad and the cast are amazingly good. Go see it.

Don't see it if Plays about working class people struggling somewhere in the midwest does not interest you.

80
During previews
Black No More
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great singing, Clever
February 11th, 2022

See it if Very Hamiltonesque BrandonV Dixon shines and so does Jen Damiano and Tamika Lawrence. It was thought provoking. enjoyed it

Don't see it if deep thought musicals about racial issues

85
The Tap Dance Kid
Midtown W
Great singing, Masterful, Entertaining, Fun tap extravaganza
February 7th, 2022

See it if Joshua Henry, Trevor Jackson and Alexander Bello are reasons to see this. The choreography is top notch. I had a great time.

Don't see it if Old shows with stories of black people is not your thing

70
Shhhhh
Chelsea
Indulgent, Quirky, Intense
February 3rd, 2022

See it if Weird experimental staging with touches of witchcraft, ASMR and language about the body and bodily fluids. Claire Barron was good.

Don't see it if you don't like all the images of bodily fluids and sexual assault and weird witchcraft voodoo

75
Emo ghost story from duncan sheik
February 3rd, 2022

See it if Duncan Sheik music sets the mood. Emo, indie and singing ghosts that gets repetitive. The story within is engaging and interesting.

Don't see it if Singing ghosts bother you

95
During previews
Epic family drama that's riveting and moving
January 28th, 2022

See it if Joshua Harmon writes really good plays. This is one of his best. Great acting, cast, writing. 3 hours flew by fast. I was mesmerized.

Don't see it if ethnic drama, and antisemitism in the world told in 3 hours bore you.

75
Old fashioned, feel good, dickensian musical
January 27th, 2022

See it if Good vs evil, Dickensian tale of old New York set to music. Fun little gem at the Irish rep. cast is very talented. Christmas feel.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals.

84
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Profound, Absorbing
January 10th, 2022

See it if James Lapine directs an ambitious musical about LSD with a superb Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck and Harry Hadden Paton. Choreography great.

Don't see it if LSD trip musicals do not appeal to you

75
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining
January 10th, 2022

See it if Rob McClure is the reason to see this show. He is no Robin Williams but he is delightful.

Don't see it if musicals adapted from popular movies disappoint you.

75
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Cliched
January 10th, 2022

See it if Political thought provoking theater that deals with serious issues set in a sandwich shop. Uzo Adoba stars as a devilish owner. Funny!

Don't see it if Political theater is not for you.

97
During previews
Must see, Entertaining, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful
January 10th, 2022

See it if Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are powerhouses. Lots of heart, lots of tap, and overall great evening. It's a well done classic. See it

Don't see it if expensive tickets will stop you.

95
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 10th, 2022

See it if Six Queens compete who has the worst life in pop song. Great cast, great staging and fun enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if short, loud shows with a concept bother you.

85
Relevant, Great acting, Great singing, Exquisite
January 10th, 2022

See it if Stephen Sondheim. Judy Kuhn and Steven Pasquale are reasons to see the show. It's not perfect but it's worth seeing.

Don't see it if musicals about shooting the president of the United States disturb you.