Tom 6090

Fairfield | Male
About:  I absolutely LOVE going to the theatre!!!!
Reviews (130)
90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
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
The Children
Midtown W
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
Charm
West Village
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

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

See it if A beautiful, powerful, moving musical that is both entertaining and thought provoking. The book, score, direction and cast is outstanding!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or looking for light old fashion entertainment.

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Michael Urie and company are at their zany best. I smiled and chuckled throughout this mad cap take on government hypocrisy.

Don't see it if Although very funny and engaging, I was hoping for more full on belly laughs.

80
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if A thought provoking play with a sense of history. Although based on a play written in early 1900s it's still relevant today in Trump's world

Don't see it if You don't like dramas that deal with the history of Yiddish theatre, censorship, lesbian love and the celebration of theatrical power.

81
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You like witty Noel Coward comedies. Kevin Kline is outstanding as is the rest of the cast. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if If you don't like light hearted British comedies.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Indulgent

See it if You like epic sung through musicals - I'm a sucker for this show. Go and be entertained, you may even shed a tear at the end.

Don't see it if You don't like overproduced, smaltzy sung through musicals. It's by no means perfect, but it has its moments.

79
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Dated

See it if You've never seen the play and are a fan of Allison Janney. It's witty and moves along quickly.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with unlikeabke characters and teenage actors over acting.

Also I remembering liking the original production more. This one may be fun... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Relevant, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you're a theatre fan and interested in viewing various photos, costumes, props, video recordings, etc. of iconic bway & west end shows.

Don't see it if you're not a BIG fan of the theatre.

77
During previews
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing, Slow, Clever

See it if you want to see one of Sondheim's more problematic musicals. It's well done & interesting, but lacks heart & emotion.

Don't see it if you're not a Sondheim enthusiast or don't like the stripped down/bare bones style of a John Doyle directed musical.

80
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant, Resonant

See it if a play that smartly combines history and politics that is both entertaining and informative. Excellently staged, designed and acted.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Arab/Israeli politics or prefer light entertainment.

95
Exquisite, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if A beautiful production of a modern musical masterpiece. Jake G is a revelation and Anneleigh A is sensational. Don't miss it!!!!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals especially Sondheim musicals.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if A bold interpretation of a classic play that focusses on the dialogue. The staging and cast is excellent, especially Sally Field.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional/period staging of a classic play.

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Glenn Close is still the "greatest" Norma of them all, her performance alone is worth the price of the ticket.

Don't see it if Your looking for something fresh and new or if you're not into ALW musicals.

85
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Theatrical, thought provoking, well acted family drama with big themes and emotions. Highly recommended.

Don't see it if Don't like dysfunctional family dramas with political & religious themes.

80
During previews
Yen
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a new play that is raw, brutal, honest and real.

Don't see it if your the faint of heart and like your plays tidy and neat.

82
Ambitious, Edgy, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if a unique new musical imaginatively staged and beautifully designed, and sung by an excellent cast, kudos to Josh Groban, who is terrific.

Don't see it if you're looking for an easy musical with songs you can hum on your way out the theatre.

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
Shadowlands
Midtown W
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
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
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
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
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

72
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Insipid, Relevant

See it if It's ambitious and original, but it's really not a very good musical. However, at the end it did win me over. The leads are terrific!!

Don't see it if you don't have patience for mediocre (at best) musicals, regardless of how well they're presented/performed.

79
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to have a non traditional theatre experience. It's dark & bleak and requires your full attention. But the pay off is worth it.

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable with violence/torture or want light/fun entertainment.

49
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if I don't like trashing Bway shows, I know all the passion and work that goes into creating them. However, this show is an ill-conceived mess

Don't see it if It's not a complete disaster, but there're many other better musicals to chose from. Don't waist your time and money on this one.

80
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like comedies that are also serious and thought provoking. Beautifully acted and staged.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with relationships and finding love.

80
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You're looking for silly fun. I smiled, chucked and laughed from start to finish.

Don't see it if You looking for serious theatre. The gags become a bit repetitive and there's no real point to it all -except to make you laugh.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You like clever, thought provoking, funny plays. The small cast lead by Laurie Metcaf is outstanding. Don't miss it!!!!!

Don't see it if You don't like plays with minimal action and sets.

90
Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You're a Bette Midler fan and you like good old fashion musicals with a larger then life female lead and lots of hummable songs.

Don't see it if You don't like nostalgic/old fashion musicals with corny humor.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like a good old fashion melodrama. No gimmicks or fuss, exceptionally acted and very entertaining.

Don't see it if You're looking for something new and cutting edge.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if You're a fan of Andy Karl, who delivers a star performance. The show itself isn't terrible, it just tries too hard & doesn't hit the spot.

Don't see it if You don't have patience for mediocre musicals. It feels very commercial & manufactured to please tourists and fans of the movie.

80
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Indulgent

See it if Good campy fun. The musical has problems, but it provides plenty of laughs and joy. Patti & Christine are at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you like big splashy musicals with lot's of dancing and songs you can whistle while exiting the theatre.

75
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Very good play, but I was expecting a bit more. At times it felt like a play from a first time playwright. However, it's timely & relovent.

Don't see it if A play that shines a light on a part of America rarely explored. Gave me a better understanding of why people in PA voted for Trump.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if A relevant and ultimately very moving play beautifully acted by an outstanding ensemble. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if Not August Wilson's best play, but still engrossing and beautiful.

56
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Mediocre

See it if Don't waist your time. Not embarrassingly bad, just very mediocre. MTC usually does better.

Don't see it if There are currently much better plays to choose from in New York.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny

See it if Nothing new or groundbreaking. But, fun with an intermittently delightful score. The great cast works hard to deliver a true crowd pleaser.

Don't see it if You're looking for an exciting, new ground breaking musical or if you don't like overly sentimental musicals.

82
The Front Page
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you want to see a classic American comedy. Although written in the 20's, it's still relevant and very funny. Nathan Lane is perfection.

Don't see it if The first act is a bit slow, but stay with it, acts 2 and 3 are well worth it.

78
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to have a very unique theatre experience. Highly recommended. However, I wish I were more moved at the end. Amazing sound system!

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional play or if you don't want to think or use your imagination.