WesW

Jersey City | 35-49 | Male
About:  I’m a longtime visitor to NYC and recently relocated to the area. My wife and I love theatre, media and adventure! I’ve worked in digital media since the last century.
Reviews (19)
85
Endearing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a story alternately funny and sentimental about two characters reconciling the past and figuring out what comes next late in life.

Don't see it if You want a large cast or a madcap, zany comedy rather than a dad and son joking, reminiscing and arguing about long term care.

76
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing

See it if You want to see a one-act Sam Shepard play up close in a small theater with good actors.

Don't see it if You want a fast-paced and longer play with more time for character development.

70
Original, Quirky, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like quirky speculative fiction with a fresh story, good acting and a lot of dialogue.

Don't see it if You want a Broadway-quality play with a lot more history and experience under its belt - 1st run of the playwright’s first full-length play.

90
The Comedian's Tragedy
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy an intimate, modern, relevant take on classic Greek storytelling full of love, politics and tragedy at a good pace.

Don't see it if You want your classics unadulterated or are uninterested in a drama.

85
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy liberal, interfaith religious satire with a good message and fast one liners.

Don't see it if You can’t enjoy poking fun at religious pretenders.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Profound, Clever

See it if You’d like a musical expertly covering the full range of emotions for travelers affected by 9/11 and the strangers who welcomed them.

Don't see it if You’re looking for typical showtunes or pop songs. No standards here, but varied acoustic numbers to fit the creative true story perfectly.

95
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Great acting

See it if You love a madcap, screwball comedy. Our family has never laughed so hard at a live show before. The actors’ timing is incredible.

Don't see it if You’re not into rapid-fire comedy and silliness, even though it has a lot of intelligence behind the creation and gets crazier every minute.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Funny, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You love great singing and the great twist on the Wizard of Oz story. It’s funny at times and sad at others. It has a beautiful story arc.

Don't see it if You’ve never seen or read The Wizard of Oz.

90
Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You like seeing a story about walking in someone else’s shoes. Also if you like Cyndi Lauper’s music. The show works on many levels.

Don't see it if If you can’t enjoy drag queens, this is not the show for you.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if This is a game changer for theatre. Seeing it on Broadway is ideal. I’d listened to the soundtrack, but finally seeing it was magical.

Don't see it if You are not open to new ways of expressing a story.

95
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You’d enjoy a dark comedy about a broken family with hilariously raunchy jokes told by great actors.

Don't see it if You are prudish or triggered by family dysfunction.

85
FEAR
West Village
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a slow-burner of a play that keeps building while you're guessing who's telling the truth.

Don't see it if You want a bigger story than a one-act play in one setting.

75
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Great acting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You'd enjoy two talented leads in a musical farce that gets more absurd with each scene while using humor to highlight talents of Dreamers.

Don't see it if You need a serious musical and can't suspend disbelief. Just let go and enjoy the absurdity.

75
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Epic, Slow

See it if You like a classic-style epic musical with great talent and wall-to-wall songs.

Don't see it if You’re looking for catchy pop tunes you’ll be singing the next day or if you want a fast pace.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if You like thought-provoking plays raising questions about science and humanity in story form that will stick with you. Great actors & script.

Don't see it if You don’t like small-scale plays with only four actors. Also, be aware there is a bit of coarse sexual language.

75
The Glen
Midtown W
Absorbing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You enjoy non-linear stories revealed through many short scenes. It’s like a series of someone’s memories washing over you gradually.

Don't see it if You need a linear story.

80
Funny, Quirky, Romantic, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You are a big fan of The Office. The parody show is funny and worth it. It included bits of all the greatest hits you would expect.

Don't see it if You are looking for a cohesive story or don’t like actors playing multiple roles. Or if you didn’t watch much of The Office series.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Profound, Great writing

See it if You want to see a funny, romantic and modern musical with fantastic choreography.

Don't see it if If you’re anti-gay anything... well, you probably wouldn’t be looking at Broadway show reviews anyway.

92
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if I didn’t know much about the story before going, but found it completely absorbing and entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised!

Don't see it if You don’t like music from the ‘50s-‘70s.