wllm1564

Montclair | 65+ | Male

If you like this person's taste, follow him!

Reviews (22)
65
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You are an Alcott or Hamilton completist You like “updaptions” of classics

Don't see it if You expect this to be as charming or as entertaining as Hamil’s earlier work

70
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of Berlioz romantic piano score or Twist's puppetry You like abstract art or the esoteric

Don't see it if You need an accessible narrative

95
Perfect Teeth
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like taut, timely issue oriented drama You like 3D characters You like time to fly by

Don't see it if You are squeamish about male homosexuality and rape

50
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You need to see All his plays You want to support the actors

Don't see it if You want to feel the almost 3hr trip was worth it in any way You expect the same emotional connection as his other work

Also The story could have been compelling. Marking how the events and chara... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Amusing, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You adore Austen and Hamill’s slapstick adaptations You missed S&S or VF, this is a derivative You enjoy creative staging & story theater

Don't see it if You want to see Hamill evolve You can overlook a clownish Mr. Darcy You want serious themes treated seriously

48
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You find the supernatural fascinating You are absorbed by visionary puppet work You can tolerate less than professional stagecraft

Don't see it if You want a well written story and a production that is audible and visibly clear

89
Indecent
Midtown W
Exquisite, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like emotionally engaging love stories You like epic theater v naturalistic techniques You like tales "based on a true story"

Don't see it if You don't like non-linear narrative You are anti Semitic You are homophobic

85
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You enjoy seeing powerful emotion You enjoy dance with your drama You enjoy old plays brought to new life

Don't see it if You can't deal with negative racial stereotypes You can't stand feeling uncomfortable about the ideas put before you

85
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You liked Hamill/Tucker's Sense & Sensibility You liked the Thackeray novel You like a drama made into a comedy with dramatic elements

Don't see it if You thought S&S was enough of a good thing, this is very similar You hated the book: its mean and nastiness, the heroines missed chances

95
Ambitious, Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like British adaptations of Shakespeare You like unusual casting, like women playing men's roles You like a new view of a classic

Don't see it if You just want your Shakespeare straight British accents confuse you You aren't into Shakespeare

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like verbal artistry You like talky/thinky British humor You like monologues You like introspection

Don't see it if You're easily bored by monologues You want a spectacle, visual wizardry You have trouble with English accents

79
The Head and the Load
Upper E Side
Intense, Dizzying, Epic

See it if You must know what all the fuss is about You enjoy grand fragented spectacles like Robert Wilson or the Circus Art theater is ok by

Don't see it if You expect traditional drama with narrative and character, climax and denouement

70
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You're intrigued but not too familiar with hamlet, Bernhardt or McTeer You like biographies in highlight

Don't see it if You're expecting to see McTeer imitate or reveal Bernhardt playing Hamlet

Also Seen in preview 9/2, the show ends before Bernhardt does Hamlet.... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You like biographies You like intelligent art You like dilemma

Don't see it if You want fluff You prefer musicals

80
During previews
Harry Clarke
West Village
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Monologs fire ur imagination U think family pathology can be both entertaining and terrifying

Don't see it if Almost 90 minutes of a bisexual nightmare is unappealing Billy at his intense best is not for u

Also I loved this case study in misery and thrilled at the storytelling

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You are related to the cast You can’t get enough emerging artist musical theater You are looking for talented new singers

Don't see it if You’re expect either a “Drunk” Anything or a “Sleep No More” experience You detest pre-show interaction with BFAs with way to much makeup

89
Hilarious, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You've been screaming back at the news on NPR or MSNBC You like hilarity couched in the gilded robes of the "Classics" You liked Danny Kaye

Don't see it if You hate slapstick and low humor You hate "off bway" production values You hate being reminded that you voted for it

95
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Profound, Intense, Funny

See it if You like talky thinky plays that try to open your eyes to lives different from your own

Don't see it if If actors' physical disabilities, nudity or raunchy language offends you

95
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Great staging, Must see, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You are up for a serious social commentary on the suppression of the working class You enjoy staging that is not realistic, acting that is

Don't see it if You can not sit in plastic seats on highly raked bleachers for 90 minutes Find arty theater tiresome

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Moving

See it if You like a message with your family fun musical Like big band, dancing and singing Like puppetry and inventive staging

Don't see it if You're sensitive about heavy handed emotionality

90
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Commedia or silly humor You get topical references

Don't see it if You don't want to shlep to BKLYN

90
For a previous production
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Delightful, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like Austen, fast paced adaptations, physical theater, young stars-to-be, and funky off-off Broadway houses

Don't see it if You hate political correctness, class and gender irony, no name actors, busy staging