Tom 6090

Fairfield | Male
About:  I absolutely LOVE going to the theatre!!!!
Reviews (111)
89
Ink
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.

80
During previews
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.

83
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 gorgeously 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
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.

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.

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

77
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

73
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if Light fun, great for SpongeBob fans and kids, otherwise not really a must see. The cast and production values are terrific.

Don't see it if You're not into musicals targeted for kids & families or you don't like SpongeBob the cartoon series.

79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You're interested in a play that deals with issues currently being dealt with in the LGBT community.

Don't see it if There's a lack of consistency in the writing. However, the play is thought provoking and often very funny.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if An epic play that's smart, funny and timely. There's nothing else like it on Broadway. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if You don't like plays and are homophobic.

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Must see, Profound

See it if Excellent production of a classic O'Neill play. Gloriously directed & designed, and acted by a great ensemble lead by Mr. Washington.

Don't see it if You don't like plays by Eugene O'Neill.

82
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if A good play with two terrific lead actors. I was engaged throughout and ultimately very moved .

Don't see it if You don't like plays, especially one's that require you to pay attention.

89
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A beautiful production of a classic musical. Ms. Ambrose is a revelation as Eliza, I could not take my eyes off her.

Don't see it if You prefer light splashy musicals with a more modern/contemporary theme.

Also What is up with the can-can number featuring multiple drag queens? Wou... Read more Read less

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

See it if You want to see a great performance by Glenda Jackson. The play is smart, funny and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a drama or a play that deals with end of life reflection.

Also Bravo to director Joe Martello for putting together such a gorgeous pr... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Go and enjoy-much better than I expected. The book/story is engaging, the score effective, and the talented cast is full of energy and charm

Don't see it if You don't like Disney musicals or looking for something new, fresh, challenging and original.

Also The set and lighting design is beautiful except for the ice castle. I'... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if A play about finding love later in life. A lovely production, beautifully acted with a standout performance from Daniel Gerroll

Don't see it if You're looking for a new, cutting edge play. It's simple and straightforward.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if A fascinating play based on true events. An intimate story with big themes. Not as good as the original, but still well worth seeing.

Don't see it if You loved the original production and not open to seeing a new version.

Also Clive Owen is a bit bland and the gray panels are ugly. However, Jin H... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant

See it if An exciting new play with a star making performance from Denise Gough. It's complex and at times disturbing, but also funny and honest.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with plays dealing with drug/alcohol addiction and the effects this has on family, colleagues and friends.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Great writing, Must see

See it if A beautiful production of a classic play. I loved the original broadway production and this one is nearly as good. Don’t miss it!

Don't see it if You’re homophobic/anti gay rights.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You're looking for a musical the entire family can enjoy. Flawed, but engaging. I even shed a tear at the end.

Don't see it if The score is hit or miss and there's not a lot of believable conflict or suspense.

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fun

See it if You love the iconic numbers from musicals Harold Prince was involved in creating. Nostalgic, entertaining and generally well performed.

Don't see it if You don't like reviews or you're not really familiar with the work of Harold Prince.

Also Special shout out to Tony Yazbeck who's terrific and Bryonha Marie Par... Read more Read less

87
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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

78
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, 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.

80
During previews
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.

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.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to see an all star cast in a classic play. Don’t miss it!

Don't see it if You don’t like plays. Some of the pathos is jeopardized for comedy, but all in all it’s an outstanding production of a ground breaking play

69
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You love Donna Summer and want to hear her music fabulously sung by the wonderful LaChanze & Ariana; they're both terrific!

Don't see it if Disappointing-what were the book writers thinking? And why have the female chorus & ensemble in drag playing all the male parts??

78
During previews
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Like sparse/intimately staged musical revivals. The singing was gorgeous & Ms. Rose spectacular. However, the show itself left me a bit cold

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, especially vastly reimagined musical revivals.

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like big, splashy, colorful musical comedies. There's something in it for everyone to enjoy. Well produced and very entertaining.

Don't see it if You're not interested in big, splashy musical comedies.

90
Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Yes, everything you've heard about Hamilton is true, it's very good. Although not perfect, but I didn't see the original cast.

Don't see it if You don't like theatre, especially musicals.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great writing, Resonant, Delightful

See it if You like classic musicals with a great score. The presentation isn't clever or innovative, but the singing is GLORIOUS.

Don't see it if You don't like classic old fashion musicals. Not having an actual carousel in the opening was very DISAPOINTING!

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if A joyous musical imaginatively staged and beautifully sung and danced. The cast looked like they were having a great time performing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals staged in the round.

Also My one complaint was the sound system, which made it difficult to hear... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant

See it if A very good play by an exciting new playwright. Begins as a small domestic drama/comedy then slowly unfolds to reveal so much more.

Don't see it if You don't like three character single unit set plays that require you to pay attention and think.

Also Bravo to the MTC for producing such a non commercial play. I look forw... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Banal, Fluffy

See it if You like historical fiction. Interesting subject matter, but there’s not much of a play here. It all looks beautiful, but I wanted more.

Don't see it if You're looking for a new and exciting play.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like intimate, character driven musicals that feel more like plays with music. The cast is excellent as is the direction and design.

Don't see it if You prefer big splasssy musicals.

92
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to experience an excellent production of Sweeney Todd intamitely staged where the audience is part of the production.

Don't see it if You don’t like the musical Sweeney Todd or don’t like immersive staging.

Also The entire cast of 8 is excellent, particularly Hugh Pannaro and Carol... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Funny, Refreshing, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if An important play about the struggles of low income/homeless trans youths. Thought provocking, funny and ultimately very moving.

Don't see it if You’re not interest in LGBT issues.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Relevant

See it if You like politics and are tired of the Trump presidency. I was inspired, moved and entertained. Bravo Michael Moore!!!!

Don't see it if Everyone should see this, especially the Trump voters who unenthusiastically voted for him.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Must see, Profound, Entertaining

See it if A beautifully moving, big hearted musical. Reinforces the power of human kindness, which is especially needed now. Dont miss i

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

Also Saw this today via show-score. Sorry I missed the after show get toget... Read more Read less