Tom 6090

Fairfield | Male
About:  I absolutely LOVE going to the theatre!!!!
Reviews (114)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

82
Absorbing, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if A timeless play beautifully written and performed. The play slowly builds to a powerful, thought provoking climax.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with plays dealing with race relations.

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a musical that will make you smile from start to finish. Not perfect, but entertaining and well performed by a talent cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for another ground breaking musical like Hamilton.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if a timely family drama beautifully acted and staged. Harsh, real, thought provoking, yet funny.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with a play dealing with the selfish behavior of yuppie parents and the impact this has on their children.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you're looking for mild entertainment & laughs. Not worth a full price ticket.

Don't see it if you're looking for more than just an extended comedy sketch.

69
During previews
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Slow

See it if you want to support an up an coming playwright. There is potential here, but this play is disjointed and ultimately misses the mark.

Don't see it if you want to see a well thought out play with clear themes and depth.

72
Entertaining, Dated, Dizzying, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you liked/loved the original or you're looking for mindless entertainment.

Don't see it if you're not into a plot less musical about cats.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Intense, Clever

See it if you want to see a beautiful story creatively told. New cast is just as wonderful as the original.

Don't see it if if you want to see a simple straight forward play easily told.

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

See it if You want to experience a powerful, thought provoking drama that's suspenseful and beautifully acted.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with strong sexual language and with the lead character being a sexual predator.

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

72
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

79
Resonant, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Pales in comparison to the original Broadway production back in 1992. However, it's a good production and still managed to move me to tears

Don't see it if A new musical with big show stopping songs, dances, sets and costumes.

72
Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy, Quirky, Relevant

See it if your more interested in seeing a master class in acting. Simple and well staged. Good but not great, see it, but with a discounted ticket.

Don't see it if you're looking for more than just a simple two character play about mismatched lovers. A bit unlikely/unbelievable.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting, Clever

See it if you want to see an absorbing, witty, beautifully acted classic play of sexual games & power in 18th century France.

Don't see it if you prefer action driven plays with more contemporary themes and conflicts. Also, there is frank sexual talk and brief nudity.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you're looking for unique non "Broadway" entertainment. It's fun for the whole family.

Don't see it if you're looking for traditional entertainment.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Relevant, Original

See it if you like thought provoking plays that leaves room for different interpretations.

Don't see it if you like light & funny plays that don't challenge your mind.

72
Clever, Funny, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you're looking for LIGHT entertainment that pokes fun at Christianity.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play with substance. Although amusing and intermittently funny, it lacks belly laughs and heart.

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see the great Frank Langella on stage giving another wonderful performance.

Don't see it if You want to see a light, fun play. This is not great drama by any means. But it is touching, occasionally funny and ultimately moving.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like smart non traditional musicals that deal with real life issues.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a story that focusses on a lesbian