WILLIAM G 6145

Fort Plain | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (43)
79
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Dark comic musical, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy dark comic musicals based on the Bard's MacBeth and the cult movie, enthusiastic and fine singing, and young actors as they begin

Don't see it if you want to see traditional musicals with traditional aged actors and very happy endings and maybe a few jokes

74
Dublin Carol
Chelsea
Classic irish theater, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy slice-of-life dramas especially those told in Ireland about your "uncle" and like small intimate theaters with very good actors

Don't see it if can not bear the Irish accent, the Irish story, or just plain hard luck life stories with little hope of redemption without major changes

95
Great theater, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Touching play dealing with death, memory, loving and hurting adult children. Elegant, fine acting by a cast headlined by Atkins & Pryce. GO

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy a quiet, thoughtful drama that deals with aging parents, hurting children, and death.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want to see an epic, relevant story told in stage by wonderful actors. This play is one of the best I have seen. Its 3+ hours flew by.

Don't see it if You do not like plays that include children drinking wee bits of alcohol or children and elders swearing.

97
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if Fine farce with so many opportunities to laugh yourself silly that you almost hurt. Great singers who convey their joy at every opportunity

Don't see it if You do not like farces even when based on Shakespeare. A little raunchy too so do not take children.

92
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see excellent writing and staging carried by really excellent acting in a play that speaks to the universality of greed and love

Don't see it if You do not like edgy and serious drama or you do not like a play that commands your full attention from beginning to end

50
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Clever

See it if Good show for a Monday evening in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if Tedious, does not hang together.

98
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You enjoy droll comedy, slapstick comedy and funny mayhem rolled into a wonderful theater evening which is fun for all.

Don't see it if You do not want to laugh so hard your side hurts.

74
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy masterpiece theatre, costumes, beautiful music, know the Farenelli story

Don't see it if You can't bear poorly articulated lines, great actors not doing their best, and a play that requires prior knowledge of story

95
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You want a 90 minute show which is just delightful and creative and let's you enjoy each moment of wonderful actors with a great score

Don't see it if Uptight a bout the island cultures

88
Spamilton
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if Great parody done by an excellent cast with fine voices, great timing, and just flat out good. Fast moving show, a little campy, but fun!

Don't see it if Do not like all singing, no talking, Fast action, small stages, simple sets, camp, multiple laugh lines, silliness.

78
Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining, Great writing, Clever

See it if You have Bronx roots. It may have more personal meaning that way. The singing far surpassed the acting and story.

Don't see it if You have no interest in urban issues. Or, have no interest in street culture.

88
Entertaining, Epic, Intense, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You missed a fine 20th century play the first time. A fine production with a fine ensemble. Jon Jon Briones is the show for this NYC show

Don't see it if Raunchiness offends you. The too Broadway voices fail too hide the Madame Butterfly storyline.

94
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You enjoy inventive, cutting edge musicals. It's truly a wonderful show. Josh Groban is excellent, and he should win a Tony.

Don't see it if Innovative theater is not your thing.

95
Church & State
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy comedies with a message. The acting is uniformily fine. It is well paced and it has a gripping ending.

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate Southern accents or too easy ethnic or regional jokes.

95
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a star studded comedy done beautifully and with such funny lines. just fun!

Don't see it if You do not like large casts or ageless plays or masters of the comedic art in full gait.

32
During previews
Cliched, Disappointing, Dated

See it if Folks in the front two or three rows of the orvhestra. The actors mumbled, softly spoke to the wall, and maintained the same expressions

Don't see it if You are over 45 years old unless they mike the actors or teach them to project. High school teachers always speak to the last row.

45
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if your daughters, nieces and granddaughter want this musical as their gift from you for a special occasion.

Don't see it if you can't bear another musical legend that is a Broadway myth about its quality.

90
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you enjoy hilarity at the musical theater along with fine singing and acting.

Don't see it if your reverence for Shakespeare exceeds your enjoyment of farce and dance.

49
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you enjoy musical reviews with a bit of a story line.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical that honors Bob Fosse with its wit, characters, and song.

83
Clever, Cliched, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Carole King's music. The show is a great trip down memory lane.

Don't see it if you don't like loud music.

62
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if young women who apparently liked it as they yelled like crazy the night we saw it.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate a poor sound system or actors/singers who fail to enunciate their words well.

55
Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you like spectacular sets and talented dancers making an overworked storyline an entertaining show

Don't see it if You can't abide singers missing notes, overacting, and many mixes of genres of music not congruent with era of musical.

87
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy full throated historical drama which is alive and confusing as its era. The actors are very good especially Cox and Pinkham. Go!

Don't see it if If you saw LBJ and want Bryan Cranston back, want a linear narrative which fully explains the LBJ era, or find politics and power boring.

94
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an evening of many laughs with a little romance and thought provoking conversations...great singing and gender switching by Fontana

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are funny. You may not like some of the songs because of profanity.

79
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy slice of life plays about human tragedy, disease, and family drama. The acting is wonderful with Elaine May leading the way.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with family tragedy and loosely ended plays.

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You adore Bob Dylan's songs and music. If you enjoy realism one moment with fantasy and mystery the next.

Don't see it if You do not like plays about poverty, death, and adultery.

57
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if Musical about the "wall" and the effect of immigration laws on families. Edgy script. Sound was terrible because of our seats on stage

Don't see it if You do not like edgy issue oriented musicals. Some singers had weak voices with limited ranges. Story could make some uncomfortable

91
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if Great classic done extremely well with wonderful singing, super sets and staging. Will make you think as you enjoy a very best musical.

Don't see it if Sooooo many classic songs that you long for a new tune.

64
Relevant, Slow, Overrated, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy ethnic humor, nice music, good acting, relevant to our times, hopeful plays

Don't see it if You like traditional plays with sweet endings for this is not such a play, straight plot lines.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a musical where the cast is having a great time and the story related to events in your life

Don't see it if You expect the cast to clearly articulate songs, many sets, and traditional big name Broadway stars

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if Funny family fare with energetic performances and excellent cast. The kids will win you over in fewer than ten seconds. Classic musical.

Don't see it if Expect to see a typical Phantom of the Opera musical from Lloyd Webber.

76
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy chick flicks for senior citizens AND can laugh at yourself and the myths of sexuality among seniors. A musical comedy with heart.

Don't see it if If you planned to see a quiet comedy about seniors, that this true story musical is not.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like Sondheim done in immersion theater and with the finest of performers. Carole Carmello is great!

Don't see it if You want traditional theater.

75
Sweat
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a fine playwright provide a gift to the stage. Actors were good in roles that bordered on sterrotypes.

Don't see it if Sad, sad plays depress you.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You wish to Andy Karl at the top of his game, a musical with incredible staging and sleight of hand, and a wonderful second act.

Don't see it if You don't like actors committed to the play, the audience, the storyline, and having a good time.

65
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy fine actors working hard to turn an average script into a passable evening of drama and you like British drawing room drama

Don't see it if You do not like palid BBC dramas and teens in anquish and feckless parents. The playwright could have done much better, I hope.

90
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy edgy musicals and ones with heart and really fine songs sung masterfully. Great set.

Don't see it if You do not want another play about the AIDS problem no matter how well done.

97
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see exciting theater that makes you think and look at the world differently.

Don't see it if you want to snooze during a play because you will not!

67
Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent, Slow, Great singing

See it if you are in love with the music and song of Rogers and Hammerstein.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical revival that is half as good as the revival of South Pacific in the same theater a few seasons back.

86
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy traditional musicals and want to see shows which are family friendly.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy family musicals and strong story lines.

96
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Must see

See it if you value great drama with fine, fine actors skillfully and artfully directed .

Don't see it if you are fearful of seeing today's world displayed well without a wince of "Let's overlook this bit of reality."

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want to see a show that is better than the hype

Don't see it if you can't get pass race free casting, and if that is your reason, you will surely miss a fine show.