Vagabond

Manhattan | 50-64 | Male
About:  I know what I like and sometimes even like what I know.
Reviews (70)
50
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Excruciating

See it if you have some utterly compelling reason.

Don't see it if you value your time.

Also As I post this, I see that the show has already closed. I've therefore... Read more Read less

55
A Blanket of Dust
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are feeling anarchic.

Don't see it if you like logical, fact-based speculation as opposed to full-throttle, gun-in-your-back conspiracy theory.

Also I saw this show during previews, and the writer's credibility was blow... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Quirky, Urban

See it if if there's another great NYC revival like this one. Sadly, I'm writing this after the Signature Theater production has closed.

Don't see it if you prefer plot over character. This being said, sometimes eccentric personalities hold your attention better than storylines.

Also Guirgis is one of those delightful playwrights who seemingly writes in... Read more Read less

60
Great acting, Overrated, Self-indulgent, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you are interested in seeing good actors working in a poorly-written play.

Don't see it if you are looking for more than a protracted sketch.

Also I found this play quite difficult to sit through, given the fact that ... Read more Read less

80
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you're up for a well-written play with some interesting layers.

Don't see it if you're overly analytical with regard to character motivations.

Also While the basic premise of the play might seem (and ultimately is) les... Read more Read less

60
First Love
West Village
Wacky, Disappointing, Funny, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if you're up for a mostly absurdist, intermittently funny and thoroughly miscellaneous 80 minutes.

Don't see it if you'd rather spend your time with more traditional fare.

Also I don't know much about the author, Charles Mee, but based on this and... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you're up for a very clever telling of the story of a man who used his talents in diametric opposition.

Don't see it if you expect to have a takeaway. Even though the piece touches upon some extremely interesting ideas, there is ultimately no ethical closure.

Also 59E59 Theater hosts a wonderful 'Brits Off Broadway' series of plays e... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you want to be transported.

Don't see it if you don't have a pulse.

Also What can I say? This is the show that raised the bar for Broadway. Fro... Read more Read less

70
Slow, Indulgent, Intelligent, Disappointing, Languorous

See it if you're a Shavian.

Don't see it if you're on the fence. You'll probably be disappointed.

Also Condola Rashad gives a very uneven performance. I sat upstairs and had... Read more Read less

70
Travesties
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if you are a Tom Stoppard fan or enjoy mental gymnastics. It would be good to have a knowledge of what you're in for before sitting down.

Don't see it if you're not up to the task. Not a passive evening. History, literature and art are disseminated ad nauseum. Happily, no post-show quiz.

Also There were moments in the show that were allowed to breathe, giving th... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious

See it if you're up for an hour of absolute unbridled levity.

Don't see it if you're priggish.

Also A co-production with the New Diorama Theatre (Secret Life of Humans), ... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow, Great acting

See it if you're up for a meditation on dying.

Don't see it if you'd rather walk down the sunny side of the street.

Also Pretty much everything produced by the Irish Rep has quality and subst... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you're able to catch Randy at a venue near you. (I'm writing this after having seen the penultimate NY performance.)

Don't see it if you're freaked out by puppets. Randy is irrepressible.

Also I was just as amazed by the brilliant animation of Randy as I was engr... Read more Read less

70
Little Rock
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to get an overview of this group of students who were caught in the crossfire of politics and social injustice.

Don't see it if you crave some deeper insight about what happened. The subject matter is worthy of a better script.

Also It's certainly an interesting account and the cast is terrific, but th... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Giddy

See it if you are awed by this ancient art. Vitaly's show has a traditional feel, but his repertoire is absolutely outstanding.

Don't see it if you're just too damn jaded for some fine legerdemain!

Also I knew nothing about Vitaly before seeing his show, except for the fac... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing, Absorbing, Disorienting

See it if you appreciate thoroughly engaging, one-person performances.

Don't see it if you can't abide by the former.

Also Playwright Dennis Kelly has certainly given Carey Mulligan a mouthful,... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great acting, Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you're a fan of the marvelous Mint Theater Company productions. If this is your first time, you'll have a memorable initiation.

Don't see it if you have no appreciation for period pieces. (Even so, you just might be won over!)

Also As with all first-rate writing, this play stands the proverbial test o... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing

See it if you want to see an older play with little production value.

Don't see it if you like to see how/where the money is spent. This is an Off-Broadway production on a Broadway stage.

Also I found this one hard to sit through. I found Joshua Jackson rather un... Read more Read less

85
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Escapist, Anachronistic, Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if you like farce. This is not an easy genre to write (or adapt in this case), and David Ives has done it well.

Don't see it if you're unwilling to resign yourself to a silly evening at the theater. Contemporary references in an old play can be fun.

Also While I enjoyed Mr. Ives' 'The Liar' more than this play, it probably ... Read more Read less

90
Transfers
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if you are a Lucy Thurber fan. I've seen just about all of her plays and this is her best.

Don't see it if you can't appreciate a well-crafted play with a terrific cast.

Also It's got less than a week to go! Grab a ticket!.