Featured Member Reviews: Celebrity Edition

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Nov 15, 2016

Every Tuesday we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Today we're looking at shows with stars of the stage and screen, such as "Sweet Charity", "The Front Page", and "A Life"!

New York's stages are bursting with talent from both known and unknown actors, but let's face it... sometimes you want to see a STAR! And why not? With actors like John Slattery, John Goodman, and Nathan Lane in "The Front Page", Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber in "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", and  singer Josh Groban in "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812", this fall's lineup is chock full of performers that are as talented as they are famous.


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Gil K gave Dead Poets Society a 79

79
Clever staging, Slow, Well conceived, Resonant
November 10th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of the movie. Sudeikis makes a great believable Prof. Relatable and subtle. Story true to the movie. Well acted. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you are a die hard for Robin Williams's out-there rendering of the character. Slow at points.


Janet Bo Banet gave Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 a 85

85
Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
November 8th, 2016

See it if you want to see some of the finest acting and singing on Broadway. Benton and Groban are superb. Gray and Steele are phenomenal.

Don't see it if you are intimidated by interactive theater and nontraditional "in the round" staging. Some of the expensive seats have terrible views.


NRussotto gave The Front Page a 80

80
Great acting, Delightful, Intelligent, Funny, Clever
November 9th, 2016

See it if you like slightly raunchy pieces that are both old and new at the same time, you'd like a star-studded evening with great performances.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a lot of fast-moving dialogue, you don't like period pieces (even well done), you don't like Nathan Lane.


C1986 gave A Life a 75

75
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Quirky, Slow
November 9th, 2016

See it if You're a fan of Adam Bock and/or David Hyde Pierce (he's phenomenal in this), you like to be challenged as a theatergoer

Don't see it if You need traditional structure; you need clear resolution; you have a hard time with themes related to death


sosatisfied gave Sweet Charity a 86

86
Quirky, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
November 14th, 2016

See it if you love Sutton Foster. She's perfectly cast, absolutely delightful, and performing in a rare intimate setting.

Don't see it if you're looking for something especially fresh or edgy. It may be small and off-Broadway, but it's still a traditional take on Sweet Charity


DR gave Les Liaisons Dangereuses a 85

85
Edgy, Intense, Great acting
November 14th, 2016

See it if you want to witness a major performance that is sure to garner a TONY nomination. McTeer is absolutely in control and deliciously twisted.

Don't see it if you are squeamish about sex, revenge, and duplicity


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