Tom F 6126

Ridgewood | 65+ | Male
About:  Saw My Fair Lady in the late fifties -my premier show. Enjoying Broadway ever since.
Reviews (121)
Delightful, Relevant, Disappointing, Entertaining, Accurate costuming

See it if Life and times of historic princess. Most facts as presented in newspapers. Hard to squeeze years of being in the spotlight into a musical.

Don't see it if Little new to learn.

During previews
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You are a Dylan devotee. You enjoy depression era themed shows.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional presentations of Dylan songs. They have been updated & new renditions are performed. U want fast paced story

Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You read the book, saw the movie or want a slice of American history performed by an extremely talented cast. Topic is meaningful today.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical, colorful costumes or fantastic scenery. The drama is perfect with mild differences from the movie.

Must see, Colorful costumes, Great choreography, Splendid!, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy popular songs from over a century delightfully - woven into a love story. Great dancing, singing and costumes & a delightful cast

Don't see it if You are looking for lots of dialogue or a story with a thoughtful meaning. The play is simply a good time. Far better than the movie.

Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You believe in mankind’s humanity. Uplifting 9 - 11 story. Simple but clever use of a dozen chairs and a few tables.

Don't see it if You want a lot of scenery and props. Or if a musical about the topic is offensive.

Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Story of father/son relationship growing while aging & facing assisted living decisions are timely. Cariou is believable and terrific.

Don't see it if If subject matter is “too close”to home. Or two-handers are not enjoyable.

Romantic, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Dealing with old age relationships & mental failings are relative in your life. Tony worthy performances by Pryce and Atkins for 80 minutes!

Don't see it if Dealt with end of life subject matter is overly disconcerting.

During previews
Soul & rock ‘n roll, Super energetic, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You remember Tina and her highly energetic revue. Great gyrating dancers and supporting cast. Cute talented kid as a young Tina Turner.

Don't see it if You dislike her songs or in general - jukebox musicals.

Linda Vista
Midtown W
Absorbing, Raunchy, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Funny yet sad stories w realistic script are entertaining to you. Sagas of mid life crisis & casual sex portrayed by believable characters

Don't see it if Crude language, nudity and simulated sex are offensive to you.

During previews
Juvenile, Loud, Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoyed the books. Counting u/s, 9 of 10 actors making Bway debut & do it quite well. Tween males will enjoy plot, sword fights et al

Don't see it if You you want an adult themed production or if bright lights disturb you.

For a previous production
Great staging, Riveting, Magical, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You believe that wizards can have the same emotions and problems as we muggles. Fantastic staging/acting and special effects. Well directed

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter books or movies. You need to have someone teach you a few wizard vocabulary words, phrases & names

During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant, Long, Slow

See it if U enjoy drama about politics, class division & power. The leads were well played. See it because you enjoy Shakespeare and his insights.

Don't see it if Three hour shows in classical English are to long to sit through.

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Current, Energetic

See it if Classically styled musical with contemporary theme. Dancing and music outstanding.

Don't see it if Gay themed productions are offensive to you. Too many tired old jokes

Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see Metcalf and Lithgow at the top of their game. Great chemistry! Story is about relationships more than politics.

Don't see it if You have trouble relating to or remembering 2008 and the tenure of Bill Clinton’s presidential years.

Funny, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if You enjoy vintage upbeat musicals with great casting and singing. Be prepared to chuckle quite often.

Don't see it if You dislike revivals. No other reason to not attend a performance. Hurry, closing at the end of the month.

Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Long, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson or contemporary Shakespeare. Innovated use of music.

Don't see it if You want to see only traditional Shakespeare with period costuming, staging etc.

Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Innovated, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Hammerstein’s music & updated versions of classic shows. New and interesting presentations r a treat as is the cornbread/chilli

Don't see it if If you only expect a replica of the original or the movie.

During previews
Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You believe sex can lead to romance. See if you want to see two stars in the moonlight.

Don't see it if Explicit sex talk, profanity or barely visible, brief nudity is offensive to you

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Should see, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want & enjoy a cute, heart warming story. Are a fan of Santino Fontana, with strong cast surrounding him. Great staging, lighting, et al

Don't see it if You expect a word for word presentation of Hoffman’s movie. It has been updated to conform with current times. Songs could be more memorable

Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Boring, Disappointing, Tedious, Slow, Overrated

See it if You respect the lyrical works of Hammerstein and want to learn why he believes “dreaming” is important to all. Unique use of hologram.

Don't see it if You want a production with many/varied musical voices, emotions, and energy. The two singers are just okay, but not truly entertaining.

Also Only attend if you get complimentary tickets.

Entertaining, Funny, Informative, Authentic costumes

See it if You are at the age when you want to turn back the hands of time or love Cher & her music. U enjoy girl taking on male dominated business.

Don't see it if Have no interest in Cher’s bio or if loud music, bright lights disturb you. GreatCostumes recall shock value of Cher at her time in history

Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the romantic comedy movie. Staging and acting are fantastic. Closely follows the Gere-Roberts classicf flick.

Don't see it if You want more than two and a half hours of simple entertainment. Also it is a delightful musical without memorable songs.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to attend the finest drama of the season. Tests family, political and religious beliefs. Superb acting,staging &writing. Must-see

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3 act, 3+ hour presentation with strong Irish accents.

Entertaining, Family fun, Magical, Masterful

See it if You enjoy magic, illusions and slight of hand. Light show is entertaining. Show is “G” rated

Don't see it if You believe magic shows do not belong on the great Bway. My numerical score is for the magicians, Do not compare to my other Bway scores.

King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Great staging, tech & puppetry, Amazing, Must see, One of a kind!

See it if Fantastic puppetry, Kong’s display of emotion & human qualities will warm your heart. Kudos to the technology behind KK & to his handlers

Don't see it if You are expecting a strong story with powerful stars. Loud roars may set off your pacemaker (haha). Perhaps see the movie first.

Entertaining, Great choreography, Sexy, Great costumes, Funny

See it if u want to see the best choreography on B’way. Full of energy. Delightfully contemporary in medieval setting. Great staging &period costumes

Don't see it if you do not enjoy the music of the Go-Gos, or light hearted musicals with sexual overtones.

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Tedious, Great writing

See it if You are a parent or have ever lived with a pregnant woman. Relive life experiences.

Don't see it if If you can not relate to conceiving, having and raising a child. Presentation is humorous at first but will grow tedious.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Great music, Must see

See it if Fantastic revival of Lerner and Loewe’s masterpiece. Great staging and scenic design. Kudos to all involved in the presentation.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy revivals of American plays or classic stage songs.

Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed the movie and wish to see an expanded, live presentation. New songs added. Two female leads have strong, marmonic voices.

Don't see it if You dislike Disney or pre teens attempting to sing “Let it go”. Staging and lighting are super.

Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy light hearted, humorous, musical shows with fun staging. Signs and costumes are worth a hearty chuckle.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood to laugh at old time westerns told through Shakespeare eyes.

During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Whitty, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if British comedy is your “cup of tea”. First act slow as it builds story line and characters.

Don't see it if Scottish/British accents difficult to understand. Repetitive jokes and “strong” language offend you.

Delightful, Dated, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy classic musicals. Cudia, Davis and Errico all strong voices. Book is weak and rest of cast is adequate.

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought provoking production or do not like the title song. it is repeated throughout the musical.

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a funny, in a sophomoric way, lighthearted musical. Plot is predictable, but flows well. Songs are well performed by all actors.

Don't see it if Loud rock music disturbs you. You want a story with deep meaning or thought provoking ideas.

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Loud, Original rock

See it if The core music of the fifties and early sixties is of interest. 5male performers are talented & their voices/dancing carry this rock revue.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical with a story/plot. Loud screeching female voices disturb you, however their dancing is fantastic.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting, Masterful

See it if You are seeking traditional Shakespeare, well acted and well staged. Kudos to a cold, calculating, evil Iago and very believeble Desdemona.

Don't see it if A three hour drama (with potential drizzle) disturbs you.

Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Romantic, Relevant

See it if You were born after WWII & grew up in the Bronx, Bklyn or Little Italy. Accurate portrayal of those neighborhoods. Good cast & singing.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy old fashioned musicals, or never sang under a street lamp or on your stoop.

Great singing, Hot stuff, Entertaining, Superficial, Disappointing

See it if You are a Donna Summer fan, or you survived the disco era. You enjoy AME and popular music. You have deeply discounted tickets.

Don't see it if You want a well written book or abhor disco music.

Dated, Great singing, Lotsa choreography, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy an old fashioned, upbeat musical. Are a Rodgers & Hammerstein fan.

Don't see it if Your play must have a moral lesson or thought provoking message.

During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Educational

See it if GBS is a favorite writer. Condola Rashād is strong lead but seems miscast in title role. Jokes seem forced and somewhat out of place.

Don't see it if Long, slow dramas are not your favorite way to pass a couple of hours.

Great acting, Dated, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy strong acting performances in a play facing a difficult topic. U R a Fan of revivals.

Don't see it if You looking for a light hearted stage presentation.

During previews
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Great celtic violinist, Ambitious, Creative

See it if You believe classical, opera, rock & a Celtic violinist and perform in concert with a fantastic lighting display. Strong individual voices.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a musical story. As a Broadway show, Rocktopia is a 50 - as a creative concert , a 90. Also, it is LOUD! Inovative!

Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting, Funny

See it if You were ever on a beach and had a drink with a little umbrella in it. Light hearted fun show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a story with strong revelations or deep thoughts.

Unique music, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You believe that the worlds problems can be solved by individual compassion and understanding. Enjoy Israeli/Arab music.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional big budget musical.

Entertaining, Clever, Informative, Engrossing, Indefatigable

See it if You want to learn what & how ones environment directly effects creativity/beliefs. This is basically a stage production of his autobiography

Don't see it if You are expecting a full blown concert. Springsteen does sing & plays instuments throughout the monologue. Should see show

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are a kid and enjoy silliness and FUN. As an adult enjoy great choreography, costuming, lighting and scenic design.

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought provoking or a solid story with adult themes.

Must see, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Brilliant

See it if You have ever felt invisible or alone. Superb play and performance.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted musical.

The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Thought provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if British drama, well acted plays, with food for thought are your cup of tea.

Don't see it if You want an uplifting, happy theatrical experience.

The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy political intrigue stories and strong female performers. You’re an Uma fan.

Don't see it if You have little or no interest in the “Swamp” or current DC events.

Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You enjoyed movies/plays of the Wall Street type. You believe “greed is good” to quote Michael Douglas.

Don't see it if Financial gains or creation of wealth are difficult concepts for you to understand.

Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Revisiting a classic musical, or reliving a part of American history and theater history is relevant in your life.

Don't see it if You are expecting dialog. This is more like an American opera. Great singing by leads and chorus.