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The Curvy Widow is Dating Off-Broadway in NYC

I had a chance to attend a performance of Curvy Widow as part of a Yelp Night event recently.

Now, I know my rating might seem a bit lower than many who also viewed it, but I need to go with my gut feelings and be honest with my thoughts of this show. Maybe it was because perhaps the content matter was just something I could not totally relate to.

The show itself seemed skewed to an older demographic of a specific age category and gender. In my opinion, this is the type of show to take your 55 years and older mothers, aunts, grandparents, and female relatives. Seemed the majority of the crowd fit this profile on the night I was there. Nothing wrong with that at all, but it just wasn’t my cup of tea. Others might find it enjoyable and entertaining, especially if they can relate to the subject matter which has to do with being a widower dating after decades of marriage suddenly ending. Continue reading The Curvy Widow is Dating Off-Broadway in NYC

Cruel Intentions at Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway!

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Yelp Night at Les Liaisons Dangereuses had me living in sin and plotting my revenge in NYC!

I have to admit that I love Broadway productions. I’m more of a musical fan but there is nothing like watching some electrifying dark humor. It was like viewing the movie Cruel Intentions but takes place back in the 1780’s. From my perch in the first row of the mezzanine I had a bird’s-eye view of the deliciously wicked proceedings being set forth by two of Broadway’s most talented performers of this era.

Deception.

Evilness.

Cunning.

Sex.

Manipulation.

Lust.

Love.

Revenge.

Sadness.

Despair.

This play had it all. Continue reading Cruel Intentions at Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway!

Stylized killing at American Psycho on Broadway in NYC!

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Setting my Sony Walkman on auto-playback to go see this again!

Highly recommended! If you’re a fan of the book, movie, or an 80’s NYC buff you’ll love it and get all the pop culture references. Yes, I am one of those native New Yorkers that grew up in the 80’s/90’s and went clubbing at the Tunnel, hit the hard to get in restos, Wall Street excess was in high gear, and remember all the fashion, technology, drugs, music, and movie references that were mentioned throughout. Oh, the memories!

We scored primo orchestra seat tickets right in front with an amazing view as part of a Yelp Night event on Broadway that were pretty amazing. A big thanks to Yelp for the hook up as we both loved it! Sure, comp ducats are always so choice, but they had no bearing on my thoughts of the show here. We thoroughly really enjoyed it.

Great music and score. From the catchy Duncan Sheik music and lyrics, to the highly talented cast singing, dancing, and acting out on stage this show moves along and keeps you both laughing hysterically at times to sitting in silent tension as you know what is coming. Benjamin Walker’s performance as Patrick Bateman was brilliant as you get to witness him descend deeper into the madness of his deteriorating psyche. Was he hallucinating all of this? The killings? The blood? The sex? He pulls us in and we get to experience it all as if standing alongside the carnage of his crumbling mind. We happily go along with this dark and psychotic ride as his wingmen of insanity. Continue reading Stylized killing at American Psycho on Broadway in NYC!

We were not in any Misery on Broadway in NYC!

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16 weeks only. A must see! Wow, that was terrific!

As I had seen the movie so many years ago I had almost forgotten the actual storyline. I have also never read the book so this incarnation of Misery was pretty brand new to me. As a three character play spanning over 90 minutes I was enthralled for the whole ride. We were lucky enough to have been invited to see this while still in previews. The perks of living in NYC, being a blogger, and Yelp member. Comp tickets for the win! The night we were there it was a full house, and I can gather it will be for every future performance.

Bruce Willis is, well, Bruce Willis. He just has that “it factor” and knows how to milk a roll whether it be dramatic, action, or humorous. He has a knack for ironic comic timing and did quite well portraying Paul Sheldon. The dude is a star.

Yet, the real shining star of Misery is Laurie Metcalf. She basically steals the show and almost every scene she is in. As a multiple stage and screen award winner she basically embodies the psychotic character of Annie Wilkes to a T. It is fascinating to watch her go deeper and darker into crazy obsession as the play progresses. She is a fantastic and underrated talent. Continue reading We were not in any Misery on Broadway in NYC!