Twyford 1003

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About:  Lives in NYC and London. A cheerleader for good theatre. But as Beverly Sills so rightly said: applaud the good work, boo the "trash".
Reviews (63)
79
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Just like the good old days of off-broadway

See it if You just want to see good work and can allow for an evening that is not perfect, but perfectly delightful.

Don't see it if You feel that immigrants should not be allowed in the USA and could care less about the American dream, in other words you love Trump.

Also Remember this name: Andrew Mayer. He is the leading man in this show a... Read more Read less

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safeword.
Midtown W
S asher gelman needs to get a grip

See it if You want to figure out how relationships get messed up because of BDSM.

Don't see it if You want to learn something: this script does not enlighten: it makes a muddle of so much it is infuriating.

Also Hello Mr Gelman: Script writers are far better off hiring a good direc... Read more Read less

70
Galas
Greenwich V
Ridiculous! fun! uneven

See it if You are a fan of Maria Callas, opera nonsense, or Everett Quinton.

Don't see it if You do not like broad spoofs, have no interest in Maria Callas and expect across the board excellence in acting.

Also Lovely to see Everett Quinton doing his thing in a ridiculous theatre ... Read more Read less

100
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
If you love real theatre, go, go,go!

See it if You have grown up as a theatre goer loving the real thing: this is it.

Don't see it if You are going to have a snit that the F word is used, or you feel Chekhov-Inspired works are not for you. But you will be missing out.

Also The acting (Nadia Bowers, Kim Chatterjee, Kevin Isola, Barbara Kingsle... Read more Read less

56
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Great set; weak script

See it if If you like soap opera with almost nothing new to offer.

Don't see it if You want to leave the theatre and say, "I love that I learned something new about life". We have seen and heard it all before.

Also What makes a great evening in the theatre? For me, my life has been ch... Read more Read less

99
Dated, Exquisite, Enchanting, Wild, Review of the space; buyer beware

See it if You want to laugh

Don't see it if You don't like the GG's

Also Oh, how nice.

66
During previews
Continuity
Midtown W
Hate to see the evening sun go down

See it if You are more curious than most about climate change, what happens on a film set, and you follow Chavkin's directorial work.

Don't see it if You need to be inspired by something new about climate change, how the world is messed up, and you want a perfect play. Needs more work.

Also Beware: the seats in this theatre are not at all comfortable, nor is t... Read more Read less

99
Welcome back, broadway! a real hit.

See it if You feel it is time to fall in love with Broadway again. You will. This is old fashioned Broadway, and totally fresh!

Don't see it if You have any kind of anti gay bone in your body. There are gays on stage! On second thought: you will come away feeling liberated.

Also Finally! A show to cheer for, and we did.... Read more Read less

15
Ah, broadway! what have you become??

See it if You have money to burn; better yet, give the money to the homeless.

Don't see it if You have any standards at all.

Also Ah, the Winter Garden Theatre has been home to real Broadway shows: Fu... Read more Read less

59
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Merman deserves much better

See it if You want a carefree night out and can get in for a very low ticket price.

Don't see it if You expect something that says: "this is great musical theatre"; it is not.

Also Yes! The first five minutes had me loving this show. Then the humor st... Read more Read less

35
Awful

See it if You want to get mad that this should have been a good evening in a theatre.

Don't see it if You want to have any new insight into caring for terminally ill people in a hospice setting. Nothing new here.

Also What a mess. A few good jokes in a show that needed about 100 decent l... Read more Read less

67
How to ruin a classic.

See it if You love the score and the story.

Don't see it if If you are only into "new" musicals with flash and dash. This is old fashioned lovely theatre with quite a few problems.

Also Wonderful Joshua Henry and Lindsay Mendez and Renee Fleming, all with ... Read more Read less

91
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Broadway at its best!

See it if Loved it! Should move to Broadway.

Don't see it if You do not like to have fun. This is how the pros do it........the real pros.

Also Move this to Broadway! Christian Borle is totally brilliant, and he ha... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Why, oh why, oh trump

See it if There will never be an end to the mystery that is Trump. So it is good to keep chiseling away at this strange, sad man and this show helps.

Don't see it if You want a finished product; this is not. Some of it is just awful (and needs trimming badly). That said, some of it is simply wonderful.

Also A new Trump "event" by Gil Kofman at the Ars Nova space, always a deli... Read more Read less

97
During previews
The first big hit of the new season is here

See it if You want to be part of a great theatre event. The audience cheered, laughed and cried. Moises Kaufman loved this show into being. Go!

Don't see it if You are not into true emotion......and if you do not want to have a good time at a very special event.

Also There is so much to embrace in Torch Song. Let's start with the set: b... Read more Read less

77
During previews
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Deanna dunagan must be seen

See it if You love good acting. Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award for August Osage County) and Peter Friedman (Bway Ragtime, etc.) have enormous skill.

Don't see it if You want perfection........this is not there, yet, but Max Posner is a playwright with a lot to say and can keep us engrossed. Edit a bit.

Also How much is that pillow? Oh, only $700.00. Maybe I should have two. An... Read more Read less

32
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Why?

See it if You simply have to see everything.

Don't see it if You want the true story of Hal Prince; this is not it. Read his book.

Also This is what Broadway has become: throw it together and hope for the b... Read more Read less

68
Pity in History
Chelsea
Fine acting. but why?????

See it if You just love wordy and multi-layered plays that steam roll to a conclusion.

Don't see it if You don't want to have to concentrate. This one is not easy to take.

Also Faultless acting and direction. Personally I do not want to have to wo... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Not very curvy..........ouch

See it if You do not expect real off Broadway quality............this is more like off-off Broadway. That said, the cast is first rate!

Don't see it if You want to come away with something to hold onto.

Also Nancy Opel is great as a recent widow who is ready to jump into bed wi... Read more Read less

73
The Traveling Lady
West Village
Some fine performances, but an uneven theatre experience

See it if You do not mind a very slow moving beginning........but stick with it, the story becomes more interesting as it moves on.

Don't see it if You fall asleep easily in the theatre and you expect something with strong surprises.

Also Cherry Lane Theatre......lovely with not very good sight lines (a lot ... Read more Read less

90
War Paint
Midtown W
Powerful performances and powerful women: this is the real stuff of theatre if you want a quality show

See it if You are sick and tired of garbage: this is good work and if you listen you will fall in love with the score and the struggles of two icons.

Don't see it if You are lazy (as some main stream critics seemed to be when they reviewed this show). This is for the true theatre lover with an open mind.

Also The two best original performances on Broadway this season with Ms. Eb... Read more Read less

61
This is not what it is hyped up to be.

See it if You want to say you have seen it and have little or no interest in the history of good plays (which this is not).

Don't see it if You love Albee and Miller and T. Williams and Ibsen: this is not in that league. What we have is an excuse for a play and a production.

Also Once there were wonderful plays that had been crafted over time to mak... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Afterglow
Midtown W
A new production that will hold your interest

See it if You are gay or gay friendly and want some help figuring out what goes right and what goes wrong in a youngish 5 year relationship.

Don't see it if You don't want to see some great looking naked male bodies and if you are hoping for a play that is in best and final form.

Also Nice work! A small space with some audibility problems (can be handled... Read more Read less

72
Composure
Midtown W
Very literate in a very friendly way.

See it if Straight and gay couples grappling with a world full of uncertainty and senseless violence makes you curious.

Don't see it if You want a fully realized piece of theatre: this needs pruning and shaping, but there is enough here to hold your interest.

Also Robert Bruce McIntosh is full of fire and sensuality as the director o... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Charles ludlam and everett quinton made theatre history with the ridiculous theatre company. here is a chance to see a bit of that history.

See it if You want to see a bit of the old Ludlam magic on stage. Some good laughs and the "fish" nearly steal the show.

Don't see it if You expect a well balanced cast and hope for the old and brilliant Ludlam style. It is only hinted at here.

Also The fish nearly steal the show! Bravo to the fish "wrangler". Everett ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Greed over broadway

See it if You did not see the set on youtube and you have money to burn.

Don't see it if You want a new score (oooodles of oldddd songs), want value for your money.

Also Broadway GREED has reached a new height with the prices for this show.... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Funny, savvy, silly and not quite a play

See it if You want to laugh at and with all of the online dating pathways.

Don't see it if You expect a play in the traditional sense and you have no interest at all in online dating.

Also Unless you have been catfished, you will probably laugh a lot with thi... Read more Read less

99
All My Sons
Midtown W
Twyford award to the entire cast

See it if You value great ensemble acting and a very important message from Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also Someone recently and wisely said that the world is a corporation. No n... Read more Read less

83
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
The tony should go to cranston

See it if Brilliant acting (Cranston and a few others) is your thing, and you cannot stomach what has happened to "democracy".

Don't see it if You love Trump. A lot of this can be seen as a direct slap at the idiot in the White House (which one??).

Also Obama was cheered and Trump roundly booed at the conclusion of the eve... Read more Read less

59
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Playwrights should not direct their own plays

See it if You like a clever twist on casting and you are not easily confused.

Don't see it if You want a play that will knock your socks off. This does not deliver much of a punch.

Also First, will the sound man please make some adjustments. Could not hear... Read more Read less

72
An expensive event!! i was there!

See it if Like most of the Universe, you are in love with Harry and all of his brilliant, strange, macabre and all-consuming ensemble of "friends."

Don't see it if You expect the "punch" of the movies: it is there, but not to the degree you might desire. If you are on a tight budget.

Also Many moons ago, a family of four could see a Broadway show for under $... Read more Read less

38
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Community theatre at the encores

See it if You want to see every show ever produced.

Don't see it if You want to see every show ever produced done well; this is not done well.

Also Bathing Beauty Ballet! Act 2: Finally after a long time this show came... Read more Read less

74
Oklahoma! will win the tony for best musical revival

See it if The score, the story, a new view of the material.......and you are sick of the crap that Broadway brings along all too often these days.

Don't see it if You are a boring person who likes the same thing on his or her "plate".

Also What NYC really needs is a look at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival gay... Read more Read less

9
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Doyle, again, needs a b12 shot

See it if A show like Cradle Will Rock needs a brilliant staging to make it work for today, in "trumpworld". This is obviously not it.

Don't see it if You enjoy good theatre where you are inspired and you want to cheer.

Also Mr Doyle: at what point will you spare the theatre world from your ina... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Fun, at least 2/3rds. of it.

See it if You want to forget a little about the absurd Trumplife and enjoy the truly funny Gurney magic.

Don't see it if You have little imagination and want just one longer play.

Also Three one acts, the middle one is very boring and slow and the lead ac... Read more Read less

63
During previews
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
It just doesn't sing enough

See it if Gurney fans who want to see every production of his work might feel happy. And actors with some challenges are to be applauded.

Don't see it if You expect a totally professional show.

Also Have you seen the small Gural Theatre on 10th. Ave and 53rd. Street? I... Read more Read less

97
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Simply wonderful!

See it if You love the Broadway musicals with heart, passion, wonder!

Don't see it if You enjoy Broadway junk. This is quality stuff in every way. It takes immense talent to make a show like Anastasia.

Also I am so sick of the Tony awards dismissing shows such as Anastasia wit... Read more Read less

91
Goldstein
Midtown W
Decency! talent! warmth! loving!

See it if It is lovely to see decent people with all their flaws triumph and make the family unit work: tradition lives!

Don't see it if You are such a picky theatre snob that you let the imperfections bother you. It does not have to be perfect to be perfect.

Also Sitting in the Actor's Theatre Temple space with lots of historic stai... Read more Read less

56
Sweet and confused: harvey milk deserves better

See it if If you love everything Jewish, even when it is in somewhat questionable taste and you have to see every musical in NYC.

Don't see it if You do not mind a hodge podge of plot points that can be very irritating.

Also Great set, lovely orchestra playing on the second level of the set. Ad... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Up the Rabbit Hole
East Village
Well worth a visit

See it if You are into gay male relationships and the reasons that lives can go off kilter, and can come back on track.

Don't see it if You are not interested in gay characters and might be offended by a few bare butts. The play can still use some work.

Also There are some very fine performances here, especially Tyler Jones in ... Read more Read less

66
A mixed bag

See it if You want to learn a bit of the story of Marlene Dietrich.

Don't see it if You want a fully realized Marlene......you will not get it here.

Also You will be asked to wait in a small lobby until almost curtain time; ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Michael moore becomes a mensch

See it if A lot more of a production than you might expect, there is a lot of fun to be had, and many sobering moments. Quite wonderful.

Don't see it if You expect "Broadway"............although you will get some of that, too. The audience loved it.

Also Michael Moore has a lot to say, and with a fine director has honed his... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Some good laughs and two star performances

See it if You can not stand the Trump.

Don't see it if You love the Trump.

Also Fun, fast moving with some spot on moments with Ivanka, Jared and Paul... Read more Read less

81
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Very slow beginning, but it picks up and packs a wallop

See it if You enjoy good ensemble acting, a few surprises along the way, and do not expect a great (but pleasant) play.

Don't see it if You are easily excitable (I won't tell you why), expect something totally original or are squeamish.

Also The opening is slow, and the play needs some major laughs early on to ... Read more Read less

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Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Amateur hour on broadway

See it if You need to see every play ever written. This has a lovely story, poorly executed.

Don't see it if You want first class work........this is not it.

Also First, the sound design is awful. On house left in the orchestra there... Read more Read less

89
An absorbing new play in the style of tracy letts and tennessee williams, Tracy letts and tennessee williams: meet a new ally----dewey moss

See it if Brilliant acting and a story that needs to be told and heard and held close to our hearts (and minds).

Don't see it if You want to grow as a human being (liberal or conservative).

Also Wonderful ensemble playing (Kathleen Huber a special treat as the gran... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Bastard Jones
Chelsea
Fun, strong music, not ready for prime time

See it if Loved the music, lots of energy on stage, nice performances, lots of laughs.

Don't see it if You are a prude and want a finished product; this needs lots of cutting and refocusing.

Also Two outstanding performances from the lead and his Asian love interest... Read more Read less

93
A brilliant revival worthy of a tony

See it if You want to fall in love with excellent work on the Broadway stage.

Don't see it if You feel Hello Dolly was the best thing since chocolate cheesecake.

Also The big question is what is going on with the Tony people who did not ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Timely, and as fresh as a spring flower.

See it if You want to love Ibsen's message: stupid people hate facts and the truth (does this ring a bell?). And you enjoy energetic stagings.

Don't see it if You love Trump and a lot of the other imbeciles who elected him. This is a wordy play, but there is a fine payoff.

Also Jeff Wise has staged a one act version of the Ibsen play with a wonder... Read more Read less

69
During previews
A lot of great pros......yet, it does not really have that "zing" that makes a great evening

See it if You love seeing government officials making fools of themselves.....does this remind you of anything??

Don't see it if You are expecting to be wowed. That wow factor is missing, although a lot of funny lines, especially in the set-up in Act I, do land well.

Also Michael McGrath (the mayor) and Arnie Burton (the postmaster) steal th... Read more Read less