Thomas Breitweg

Hoboken | 50-64 | Male
About:  I fell in love with New York theater after a high school trip to see "1776" (in 1972!). In the years since, I've seen, literally, hundreds of shows -- not so much the big musicals, but mostly dramatic, more provocative stuff, both On- and Off-Broadway. My wife and I subscribe to Roundabout and New Y... Read more Read less
Reviews (10)
79
During previews
Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're open to a smart and beautifully written and performed, one-person drama. I was totally engaged for the entire performance.

Don't see it if you are unwilling to be challenged about racial stereotypes.

100
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Romantic, Intense

See it if you're open to an edgier, newer kind of Broadway musical. This is more "Spring Awakening" than it is "My Fair Lady." Exuberant and new.

Don't see it if you need to skip the 2019 Tony winner for Best Musical. Or don't like amazing trombone and guitar solos.

Also This is a deeply moving love story -- an old story -- told through mag... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a classic Broadway musical experience. This has it all: star power, great singing, amazing dancing... and Cole Porter songs!

Don't see it if you absolutely need to keep a straight face for two hours. It's impossible. And the Act II opening number ... oh my God! Pure theater joy.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dramatic

See it if you enjoy things like "August Osage County" or "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" — black comedy, family drama. Amazing performances and staging.

Don't see it if you have trouble with Irish brogue. The two women behind us whispered throughout: "I can't understand them. Do you understand them?"

Also Three hours and fifteen minutes never passed so quickly! We enjoyed ev... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Great acting, Smart

See it if you like wonderfully performed, well-crafted, one-set dramas.

Don't see it if intense (but witty) plays about dysfunctional families are not your thing.

Also We wanted to like this so much (the entire cast is so good), but despi... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Riveting, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy classic American drama with strong lead performances.

Don't see it if you're fidgety. This is a one-set, three-act play. There is plenty of drama as the story slowly reveals itself, but this is mostly talk.

Also The story is of its time and shows its age. But that's no criticism; I... Read more Read less

80
Exquisite, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if if you want to enjoy an evening of wonderful Sondheim presented by an utterly charming and inventive cast of six.

Don't see it if you're looking for a big Broadway musical experience. This is much smaller in scale than, say, Kiss Me Kate -- not a criticism, just a fact.

Also I'm a Sondheim fan, but was unfamiliar with this show -- a beautiful, ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you're into strong performances, some hilarious writing and a crazy-inventive but dead-serious play about climate change vs. consumerism.

Don't see it if you are a socially conservative denier.

70
During previews
Intense, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy intense drama. Ethan Hawke is downright frightening.

Don't see it if are looking for a light-hearted Broadway experience. Despite some laughs, these character go to some pretty dark places.

Also We saw this in the second week of previews, so who knows what happens ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Great writing, Profound

See it if you enjoy provocative, risk-taking and resonant theater.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with frank sexual content.

Also Afterwards, my wife and I both commented on the amazing writing and pe... Read more Read less