Tom 6090

Fairfield | Male
About:  I absolutely LOVE going to the theatre!!!!
Reviews (139)
89
Ambitious, Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if You like original, sophisticated musicals. The score is first rate, production beautiful and cast outstanding. I liked it very much.

Don't see it if You prefer juke box or bio musicals that are light and easy.

80
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Resonant, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A delightful Off-Bway musical. It takes a bit to get going, but builds to a beautiful ending. Wonderfully performed and very funny&touching.

Don't see it if You like big Broadway musicals.

65
Banal, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if I really wanted to like this play, but I found it unfocused and banal. Despite a fine cast, the play is un-engaging and predictable.

Don't see it if Although the play received terrific reviews, I wasn’t impressed.

89
Absorbing, Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if A beautiful, intimate musical. The production looks gorgeous on the Belasco stage, and the cast is first rate. Go see it.

Don't see it if If you prefer big splashy musicals with a lot of special effects.

90
Must see, Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if A first rate musical with a sensational lead performance by Sharon D Clarke. A strong book and terrific score. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if You expecting a big splashy musical comedy.

89
Delightful, Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if A unique theatrical experience. Excellent staging, choreography/movement, and design. Highly recommended.

Don't see it if You looking for a traditional Broadway musical.

89
During previews
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if A terrific, light hearted comedy beautifully acted by an ensemble of first rate stage actors. Go and enjoy!!!!!

Don't see it if You're looking for a new/modern play.

Also It's always a pleasure to see the sensational Judith Ivey on stage. I'... Read more Read less

89
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if An epic story engrossingly told by three fantastic actors playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if It's a bit overwritten and loses a little steam in Act III. However, it still is a must see for any serious theatregoer.

70
During previews
Fluffy, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny

See it if The play is periodically funny and has a lot of heart and good intentions.

Don't see it if Feels more like a TV sitcom. I’m surprised it’s playing on Broadway, it’s amateurish and predictable.

78
During previews
Dana H.
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Ms. O'Connell is giving a riveting performance, which is worth seeing. However, the play/monologue itself left me with a lot of questions.

Don't see it if It's all very theatrical, but ultimately unsatisfying as a play.

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A funny yet poignant new play about family and how a lack of communication can erode a relationship. At times sitcomish, but worth seeing.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with plays about dysfunctional families & the breakdown of a 50 year marriage. Also it was a bit unnecessarily vulgar.

Also Overall I did like the play very much. But I thought the roles of the ... Read more Read less

78
Campy, Quirky, Dated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Not the funniest Charles Busch play, but still lot's of silly over the top fun.

Don't see it if You don't like the campy humor of Charles Busch.

80
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You'd like to see a 1982 Pulitzer Prize winner. It's a solid, well written play dealing with race relations in the military during WW2.

Don't see it if It's a bit unevenly acted and in 2020 it doesn't really have anything new to say.

70
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if A misguided new play with good intentions. It's all over the place and unevenly acted. But, the great Ms. Ivey makes it all kind of worth it

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Judith Ivey

80
Moving, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if A beautiful play about the struggles of a family dealing with secrets, their son's death and the patriarch's sudden job loss.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of plays by Horton Foote.

92
Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A beautifully staged holiday classic for the entire family. The story, cast and production values are all top notch. Don't miss it!!!

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

79
Refreshing, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the musical Evita, and are open to a re-conceived version. It's well sung and the orchestrations are beautiful.

Don't see it if Nothing will ever beat Hal Prince's exquisite original production. This revival is hit or miss, the leads sing well, but lack "star quality"

92
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if A wonderful new play that seamlessly blends gay history with EM Foster's Howard's End. Beautifully moving, don't miss it!

Don't see it if You're unable to commit to seeing a two part play, which adds up to 7 hours of theatre. TOTALLY WORTH IT!

80
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A sharp & witty play about a mans downward spiral into midlife crisis as told by Tracey Letts.

Don't see it if You're offended by full frontal nudity and simulated sex. It's hard to empathize with the unlikable / self destructive protagonist.

89
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Explores the relationship between 2 outsiders who share a love for writing/books. Absorbing with twists & turns, the acting is outstanding.

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary plays.

80
During previews
Ambitious, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if A promising work from a new playwright. Addresses race & sexuality in a frank and unsettling way. Uncomfortably funny, yet insightful.

Don't see it if The play is a bit self indulgent and at times tries too hard to be shocking.

88
Betrayal
Midtown W
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like straight forward staging of plays where the focus is on dialogue and character. The cast led by Tom Hiddleston is masterful.

Don't see it if You're not a Pinter fan or you don't like plays, especially one's dealing with infidelity.

82
Fun, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if An entertaining family musical with a delightful score & terrific lead performances. It has a community theatre feel with lot's of heart.

Don't see it if You're looking for a well polished Disney musical spectacle. However, with a bit of tinkering this would do very well on Broadway.

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Two monologues dealing with love & loss. Jake and Tom are outstanding. Jake's monologue is the better of the two, which moved me to tears.

Don't see it if This isn't something you're likely to see on Broadway. You must pay attention and listen.

78
Fun, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if A jukebox/bio musical using the music of Motown. The production values, performances and choreography are all top notch.

Don't see it if You're tired of jukebox/bio musicals or don't like the music of Motown.

80
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You looking for a fun theatre experience. The talented young cast of singers and dancers are terrific!!!!

Don't see it if You're not interested in a musical about high school girls.

88
Burn This
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An engrossing play that successfully combines comedy & drama. A beautiful production lead by Adam Driver, who's absolutely riveting.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, especially one's that make you listen and think.

92
Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if A classic musical boldly reimagined to reflect contemporary America. This is like nothing I've seen before on B-way, don't miss it!

Don't see it if You prefer musical revivals presented in their original form. NOT here, this is a dark, stripped down, no frills production.

89
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like smart, well written plays that are entertaining, topical and thought provoking. Don't miss it!

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

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A straight forward, classic American family drama. Powerful, well acted and very moving.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Arthur Miller plays or you prefer a more contemporary, non-traditional spin on a classic play.

Also Annette Benning and Benjamin Walker are outstanding. I look forward to... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It's not a "great" musical. However, there's a lot to like, and I haven't laughed this hard since the original production of The Producers.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more than just a light and very funny musical comedy entertainment.

79
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A rather slight, but entertaining play focusing on the private challenges Hillary Clinton faced during the 2006 NH Democratic primary.

Don't see it if You're not interested in politics or Hillary Clinton.

82
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for an exciting new musical. It's a modern day telling of a Greek mythology story beautifully staged and performed.

Don't see it if There are holes in the book (a lot of telling not showing) so it would be helpful to know a bit about Greek mythology before seeing the show

79
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Doesn't soar to the heights of the excellent 1999 revival. But, it's still enjoyable thanks to the wonderful score and choreography.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals from the Golden Age of Broadway, especially one's not expertly cast and directed.

Also My biggest complaint is that there's NO chemistry between any of the c... Read more Read less

79
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if You want to witness a tour-de-force performance by Bryan Cranston. The staging is clever and the play's multiple themes are topical.

Don't see it if The play itself is all over the place. It tries too hard to be cutting edge and often falls short.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see two excellent actors portray estranged brothers in a classic Sam Sheppard play.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play with simple straight forward characters and themes.

Also I saw the matinee on Saturday and today is Tuesday and I still can't g... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Romantic

See it if A fabulously entertaining original musical comedy. Over the top and funny, yet heartfelt and poignant. You'll laugh and cry happy tears.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with gay themes (homophobic), or don't like musical comedies.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Campy, Indulgent

See it if You're a Cher fan or just looking for a good time in the theatre. It doesn't break any new ground, but it's a lot of fun!

Don't see it if You're not a Cher fan or tired of the juke box/bio musical genre.

Also Every time Micaela Diamond was on stage I kept thinking she'd make a t... Read more Read less

81
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if A straightforward yet topical play heightened by three outstanding performances. Very funny and thought provoking.

Don't see it if I was hoping for a surprise plot twist at the end. The outcome of the play is pretty much spelled out in the first ten minutes.

Also Daniel Radcliffe is absolutely terrific, what a fine actor he’s become... Read more Read less

66
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Romantic, Dated

See it if Another uninspired 2nd rate screen to stage musical made tolerable by two terrific leads and a happy ending.

Don't see it if There are better light & fluffy romantic musicals out there - this isn’t one of them. Jerry Mitchel really dropped the ball on this one!

Also The highlight of the show was sitting directly behind Hugh Jackman and... Read more Read less

77
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Starts out as a modern day gay domestic comedy then goes in the opposite direction. Thought provoking, relevant and very moving.

Don't see it if It’s a bit Liftime movie of the week like and heavy. Avoid it if you don’t want to cry.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see

See it if Not quite a musical or a play, but a beautiful theatrical experience. The intimate production looks gorgeous and the cast is excellent.

Don't see it if You prefer big splash broadway musicals.

77
During previews
Absorbing, Disappointing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if I had high expectations, which weren't fully met. It felt over stuffed with multiple characters and themes. Very good cast and design.

Don't see it if It's a bit "old fashion", I wanted a fresher take / interpretation of the story.

78
Apologia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like plays about dysfunctional families. The subject matter is interesting, and the cast led by the great Ms. Channing is terrific.

Don't see it if It's entertaining and absorbing, but I wanted "more".

Also It was a real treat to see Hugh Dancy back on the NY stage, he's such ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if A very good play dealing with the current state of US race relations. The cast & direction is superb, the play builds to a powerful ending.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas or plays that deal with race relations.

Also Kerry Washington was outstanding, I'd love to see her do more theatre ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Great acting

See it if Family melodrama set against the turbulent politics of the IRA. Big, bold, funny, dramatic and very engrossing.

Don't see it if Plays runs 3+ hours, but is never boring. However, the accents are a bit difficult and it's confusing figuring out who's who.

78
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Sad, Overrated

See it if A play chronicling the decline of a person suffering from Alzheimer's. Elaine May is a STANDOUT, her performance is not to be missed.

Don't see it if Your looking for a light hearted play. Not my favorite Lonergan play, it feels more like a docu-drama with intermittent spurts of humor.

80
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see something different. Its a comedic thriller, kept me on the edge of my seat while consistently laughing. Go and have fun!

Don't see it if You don’t like British humor.

68
During previews
Funny, Disappointing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if It's new, ambitious, different and edgy, but I didn't really like it. What was the point of it all?

Don't see it if I was expecting more of a satire or comedy with a clear purpose. Although at times funny, it was all over the map and often confusing.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if I went in a sceptic but came out a fan. Campy lighthearted fun, I had a blast.

Don't see it if You don't like camp or the Go-Go's music.