Thomas 12

Cos Cob | 18-24 | Male
About:  Studying Musical Theatre in New Jersey with an eye on New York Theatre.
Reviews (122)
89
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Exquisite, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see two masters at the top of their game delivering stunning performances.

Don't see it if You don't like two handers that don't have a lot of forward action or if nudity bothers you.

76
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Intelligent, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny

See it if You really want to have a good laugh and see a group of supporting characters really walk away with the evening. Santino is good.

Don't see it if You’re expecting the score to be as good as the book because it’s not even close. Lili Cooper is fine, but not great. ending feels forced

59
During previews
Banal, Confusing, Raunchy, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see some top tier production design, clever staging, or are fans of anyone in the cast, Some jokes and movie recreation moments

Don't see it if You want a good score, book, and anchoring performance. Brightman and his material drag down the evening and it's a confusing mess at times

92
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a beautiful and simple evening at the theatre filled with a beautiful score, haunting staging, and great performances.

Don't see it if You don't like Great Comet, Spring Awakening or After Midnight because in a strange way this felt like the love child of those three.

90
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if See and hear Fiddler like you've never done before. Steven Skybell's Tevye alone is worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if You don't want to read the subtitles for 3 hours.

94
Clever, Hilarious, Great staging, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if I haven’t laughed this hard at a show in a long time. Hilarious and at the same time enlightening. I look forward to seeing it again!

Don't see it if You hate broad musical comedy and chewing the scenery.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love this show and want to see excellent performances. Harry, Norbert, and Leo were fantastic.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a strong and passionate Eliza. You prefer contemporary musicals.

65
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Slow, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You want a funny enough play and have any interest in Snooker. The live games were the highlight. Acting is fine enough. Representation!

Don't see it if You’re expecting a laugh out loud farce and more than a few jokes. Slow at times and plot fizzles in act 2. Gunshot warning.

74
King Lear (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great acting, Epic, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if You really love the text of Lear. They didn’t cut much at all. The performances were mostly good, but the standouts made it worth the trip.

Don't see it if You’re expecting Sher to be the best Lear you’ve ever seen. He’s not. He did better as it went on. The daughters were weak. Staging poor.

24
Banal, Indulgent, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You really love Donna Summer and have about 5 drinks before you sing along the whole show.

Don't see it if You want to enjoy a night at the theatre. The worst show I’ve seen on Broadway. Should have known when 3 people credited as book writer.

Also The audience is told to sing along whenever they want in the first son... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Epic

See it if You want to see the most incredible physical production I have possibly ever seen. It makes up for some flaws in writing. Truly must see

Don't see it if You don’t like the Harry Potter series, but I truly feel what is on stage at the Lyric must be seen by anyone who appreciates this art form.

59
Cliched, Confusing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you are a parrothead or are looking for an excuse to get wasted. or if you want to laugh for all the wrong reasons.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a musical theatre comedy even on par with Mamma Mia. IT WAS BAD

95
Great acting, Great staging, Exquisite, Epic, Must see

See it if you love the great art form. Acting is fantastic and the production is simply incredible. This production is going to win some serious Tony

Don't see it if you don't think you can sit through 8 hours of theatre. it is a real commitment

90
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience this masterwork in a new and innovative way. The cast is wonderful and the staging is unique and ambitious

Don't see it if you don't like the idea of immersive experiences or feel you will be extremely dissatisfied by a production with small cast and orchestra.

68
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the grinch and think that Lesli can do no wrong. A new kind of holiday event for you to try.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and are expecting a laugh out loud. It was only 55 minutes and most of it was sentimental. Just ok. Can’t recommend

Also Lesli was really inconsistent when we were there and you could tell th... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You want to have the most fun you’ve had at the theatre in a long time. Pure Joy from start to end that leaves you smiling and uplifted.

Don't see it if You hate Spongebob or are looking for a serious evening of theatre. In both cases you’re sure to be an intermission walkout.

Also The most amazing cast in a long time! Ethan Slater is incredible!

72
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the artists working on this project or are interested in the meeting of different people with no real consequences or effects.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fast pace with a big story because this is real subtle and slow. I can't say I loved it all that much.

82
Entertaining, Indulgent, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing

See it if You really want to hear someone who is a great storyteller. I don't agree with everything Moore says but he is a phenomenal speaker

Don't see it if You like Trump or You can't sit through almost 2 1/2 hours without an intermission. You're Sick of political talk

75
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if you want to have some fun and like a good joke.

Don't see it if are looking for a serious or traditional evening of theatre.

65
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Excruciating, Intense, Slow

See it if You really like the story or anyone involved and you are fine with loud noises and lots of Gore.

Don't see it if You hate loud noises and lots of blood. Not for the Faint of heart. Personally wanted to vomit at one point. 6 PEOPLE WALKED OUT at least

90
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a fantastic production of a great play with a cast full of actors who really know how to dig their teeth into material.

Don't see it if You don't like the play or if you are opposed to looking at a classic play in a more traditional setting as opposed to modern approach.

Also Linney was Regina and Nixon was Birdie at my performance.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see some great performances from a wonderful cast and really want to examine the piece in new ways. Recommended to friends

Don't see it if You have a problem with Male Nudity or if you didn't like the movie or play the first time around. Drags at points so could lose interest

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You want an evening of exceptional theatre. The acting and the writing is really well done. Fastest 90 minutes. Hilarious! Tony Contender

Don't see it if The only thing I can think of to stop you would be some foul language that is used. I wouldn't let that stop me from this production though.

Also No need to be well seasoned in the original

65
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You love anyone who is in the production. They are giving great performances and are pouring everything they've got into this one.

Don't see it if You want to see a show where the material is great and can stand on it's own. It was better at Papermill. Overall this is a real clunker.

88
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You love a great political drama and want to see some really fine acting and writing skills on display. Much funnier than anticipated too!

Don't see it if You can't concentrate easily and if a nearly three hour run time scares you. It flew by for me personally but for some it might be forever

96
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Epic, Exquisite

See it if You love big sweeping broadway spectacle and a love story to last for all time. Can't stop raving even from the last row this was everything

Don't see it if You don't like pop music and prefer something closer to a small chamber musical or gripping play.

78
Great acting, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You love Cher and want to see these talented people really dig into the material.

Don't see it if You know going in you don't like Cher or Jukebox musicals. Ain't no new ground being tread here.

85
During previews
Resonant, Funny, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like and understand absurdist theatre and you want to see this cast really dig into the material given. I felt this had a lot to say.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre of the absurd or low brow humor. If you walk out of plays a lot saying "I don't get it." This isn't for you.

88
During previews
Profound, Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You are ready to see Oklahoma in a new and interesting light. The staging is so interesting and it is so great to see a new take.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Lincoln center type revival because this ain't it.

85
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Living in the moment at its best. Elaine May is a national treasure.

Don't see it if You have family who have struggled with the issues faced in the play and you might have a difficult time facing it.

59
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Great staging, Epic, Disappointing

See it if You want to see the puppet. He’s amazing

Don't see it if You expect a good musical

93
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Epic

See it if Jeff Daniels leads a fantastic company in this great new adaptation. Sher gives a strong direction to the piece and the three hours flew by.

Don't see it if You are a Mockingbird purist or might take issue with adults playing children no matter how transformative they are.

92
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if You really want to laugh! I had little to no expectations for this and was shocked by how hysterical it was and the fantastic score. Cast A+

Don't see it if You don’t like musical comedy or you want a serious evening. It’s kinda low budget but that’s part of its charm.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some really great acting on display. The text isn’t always the strongest but the performances dazzled. I was mesmerized.

Don't see it if You dislike the play and don’t think you’ll want to sit through it all along knowing how the story ends.

65
Disappointing, Great singing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You can’t wait to hear the cast album, because the vocals and the orchestra are about the only thing working on this project.

Don't see it if You love Carousel like I do. This production made my blood boil with how much it devalued and didn’t understand this beautiful show.

Also The Direction is embarrassing. O’Brien has no idea what to do with the... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Dated, Funny

See it if You want to see some great performances and have some understanding of deaf culture and want to see deaf talent showcased.

Don't see it if You are just going to compare it to the film. If you think seeing signed text might not be for you. People next to us left at intermission

78
Delightful, Fluffy, Great singing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like the movie and want to hear some great singing and some clever uses of stage craft.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be truly blow away by any single piece of the production. Went away disappointed that there wasn't more

76
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You love any of the actors in it and want to see a type of story that you don't normally get to see on stage. Love the inclusive nature.

Don't see it if You are expecting a perfect play. The ending feels rushed at times and the flashback portions were not my favorite.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you love and appreciate the art and craft of pure storytelling and want to see a master at work.

Don't see it if you want production value and have a short attention span. You will leave at if you are expecting anything besides the title's promise

95
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Profound

See it if You want to be transported into the world of this story and see a well thought out and beautiful revival. Incredible cast and direction.

Don't see it if You hate immersive staging and find the idea of 90 minute musicals are not your cup of tea. If you aren’t looking to shed a few tears beware

85
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a terrific play that has phenomenal acting and a great script. If you like different types of storytelling and direction.

Don't see it if You like large sets and are expecting a spectacular a la lion king from Taymor. Her direction of this piece seems to be hit or miss.

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the Two Ladies billed above the title be absolutely fantastic because the were great. You like strong female characters

Don't see it if You want to leave humming the score or want strong material. This is a performance showcase and the women really work hard to elevate.

78
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if You love the cast or are a huge fan of the Hal Prince musicals. I went back and forth between being head over heels and being disappointed.

Don't see it if You have a very strong attachment to the material or dislike reviews. Not entirely Prince's original staging so misses point.

Also Tony and Emily Skinner make this must see. Both are fantastic.

92
Assassins
Midtown W
Epic, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a group of pros really knock a great show out of the park. Victoria Clark was the stand out.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

80
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You love Broadway and want to see the community together enjoying some fun. Bonnets are great! Nick and John as Gil and George were a treat.

Don't see it if You don't like parody. Felt long at times and the host speeches were not well written.

60
Ambitious, Fluffy, Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You aren't strongly attached to the story and the material. You like Borle and Hoffman who are doing their best. You have small children

Don't see it if You love this story in any way. I watched my childhood torn up before my eyes. Literally in one case. This production is all wrong and sad.

65
Great acting, Great writing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You want a lecture on one mans conversion to Christianity. Actor does a great job delivering material.

Don't see it if You want a show with a plot and action. Don't like being talked at. At least 3 people fell asleep around us.

83
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a really well done new play in a really well done production. I got emotional at points towards the end with pure beauty.

Don't see it if You aren't looking for a History Lesson on stage. As good as this is it is an exploration of telling of the events of the past.

79
Great acting, Dated, Resonant, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You have never seen Saigon before and you want to see a perfectly fine production of the show. It was good but not great.

Don't see it if You can't stand sung through musicals. At times I was playing name that Les Mis tune. All of the performances were fine, but not a must see.

Also This felt a little too by the books in terms of a revival. Wish there ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want to see Andy Karl give another fantastic performance and really love the movie as the funniest bits are still there. Really Clever

Don't see it if You want to walk out humming the score. The music definitely takes a back seat on this one. I think my expectations were too high for this