Xodi

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Male
About:  It's all about transportation, really. Will I be transported out of my seat and forget that I am in a theatre?
Reviews (30)
95
Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting, Totally original

See it if you want to watch two terrific actor/ writers hold and master a new type of venue and audience.

Don't see it if you hate tuna.

95
For a previous production
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want James Joyce Dinner Theatre in a sumptuous east side mansion and can afford the ticket price.

Don't see it if you hate immersive theatre, love only literal James Joyce and are bored by Irish politics

68
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you want to see terrific performers is an overly long- pretentious muddled tale....

Don't see it if you have a short attention span and/ or really want to learn black theater history.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if you want total naturalism in acting, writing and direction. this too-current family drama follows today's politics almost day-to-day.

Don't see it if you want flashing wit and over-the-top production values. This is simple and deceptively so.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You love 70s kitch and a terrific cast.

Don't see it if You're expecting a traditional bway musical.

94
During previews
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Excruciating

See it if you want to bear witness to the horrifying lives of the women of West Africa during wartime. And how they survive and rise.

Don't see it if you do not like visceral, graphic theatre that really tears at your conscience and confidence that you "know what's going on in the world."

70
Clever, Confusing, Disappointing, Original, Edgy

See it if you can enjoy an imperfect evening that still presents new ideas, appropriate interactive engagement and tries, but does not reach its goals

Don't see it if you can't stand anything interactive or want an evening that is scripted or "presented" to you.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see an intelligently updated classic.

Don't see it if you hate this musical and never want to see it again. Or you want to remember this musical exactly as it WAS.

90
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to take the family out for something different. It's totally entertaining and unique.

Don't see it if you want to sit in the front rows and care about getting wet.

87
39 Steps
Gramercy
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want a whirlwind of plot, action, drama that never stops to catch its breath. The actors race though dozens of roles. Real fun .

Don't see it if You are expecting see anything remotely connected to the movie version. This aint not movie.

85
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Quirky

See it if you've read the books, have children, or just want a different kind of musical outing.

Don't see it if you must understand all the lyrics.

98
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want to experience true immersive theatre, intelligently conceived and realized. It's not interactive in that BAD way.

Don't see it if You want to sit back in your numbered seat, fold your arms and only watch a show.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Clever

See it if you love great choreography and terrifically re-imagined musicals. The book is very clever and not really based on the movie.

Don't see it if you just want to see the movie on stage.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Original

See it if you love a musical/ variety format for a highly personal story of family secrets and disfunction.

Don't see it if you want a traditional feel-good musical.

95
For a previous production
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Original

See it if you want to witness the game-changer of modern musicals.

Don't see it if you hate hip-hop freestyle and you dont want to the see a new spin on the founding fathers

95
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you want s deeper understanding of the complexities of Rust Belt life 2000-2008 and how Trump became president ( among other things).

Don't see it if You are impatient and can't sit though 2.5 hours of beatifically crafted revelations of characters, plot, setting and circumstances.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see terrific, intelligent direction and ensemble acting. This is straightforwardly acted that satisfyingly sticks to the play

Don't see it if ...you want to see a Star Turn.

69
The Humans
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to see the Irish equivalent of an Upper Westside Jewish family drama. Everyone's got a problem. Everyone's got a secret.

Don't see it if you want anything new, original. The actors do they best they can, but the set and the staging are just stupid.

60
During previews
Antlia Pneumatica
Midtown W
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Original

See it if You want an old ghost story dragged into a confusing series of memories and present action

Don't see it if you thought you wanted to see another work by the creator of last year's fabulous MR. BURNS.

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Light-hearted American fable, told in a story-theatre style for adults. Very clever direction and terrific actors.

Don't see it if You hate tuneful bluegrass music

92
During previews
Familiar
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like new plays by new (ish) playwrights that explore the dynamics of a family you've probably never met. Humor, surprises, familiar !

Don't see it if You just don't care about people at all. In fact don't go to the theatre !

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Original, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you always wanted to go, but thought you would not like it. You WILL LIKE IT. Script and Direction are pitch perfect.

Don't see it if you hated the book or you think Jennifer Hudson is the star of the show

10
During previews
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You want three hours of meaningless, formless drivel to fill up your empty life.

Don't see it if You have anything better to do and the tickets cost more than a dollar.

45
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if want to forever ruin your relationship with the Lost Boys, the Movie NEVERLAND and see Peter Pan as an muscled androgynous Russian gymnast.

Don't see it if you have any sense at all. Do not ask yourself, "how bad could it be?" You'll find out !

30
The Flick
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You enjoy an evening of watching paint dry. Slowly. And with as much meaning.

Don't see it if you expect something to happen between the long pauses and aisle cleanups in a small town movie theatre. Oh, Look. I found a Pulitzer !

90
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Original

See it if you have only seen high school productions. This is NY and these are real NY actors performing a classic. This musical is not for amateurs

Don't see it if you've got a heart of stone and no longer breathe Oxygen.

50
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Original, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see a light, delicate story based on Oz, smothered by over-produced sound, scenery, and song-writing.

Don't see it if you think you are not going to like it. Your gut is correct.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Original

See it if you can accept puppets in adult situations. they sing, they dance, they get naked and screw around.

Don't see it if you hate puppets, Sesame Street, and edgy urban musicals.

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Inventive, Autobiographical, Original

See it if enjoy confessional, but enjoyable autobiographical story telling. The rise of a young comic actor

Don't see it if you hate confessional autobiographical story telling. Its a personal story, told well, but it is an extended monologue

90
Epic, Intense, Original

See it if you want a rock & roll up close and personal transvestite musical comedy

Don't see it if you hate loud music, high energy and men in mascara