Ann K 6159

Bradley Beach | Female
About:  I saw my first Broadway show, Grease, while in college in the late 70's when Times Square was known as "Terror" Square. I found my passion and have seen over 300 shows to date. For a conversational starter I collage my Playbill covers and border the frame with the theater names. Displaying my artwor... Read more Read less
Reviews (63)
91
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Tina, performed by Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, on matinee days is excellent. Her singing & dancing is superb-so much energy is expended by this Tina.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Tina Turner or can sit through an almost 3 hour musical.

90
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if It’s a remake of the movie with a few differences. The cast does an excellent job with singing and dancing. It’s a really fun musical!

Don't see it if If the theme of death upsets you.

86
During previews
Disappointing, Funny

See it if You are a Nathan Lane fan. It’s classic Nathan with his voice inflections and facial & body movements. It’s 95 minutes and no intermission.

Don't see it if The cast of 3 present long periods of time speaking. Some of Nathan’s lines are in poems which can be annoying. Spoken in old English.

86
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if Who doesn't want to go to Prom? The plot involves the rights of every student to take whomever to the Prom. The actors were funny & talented

Don't see it if The controversy of GLBT rights is examined in the show.

92
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging

See it if Good remake of the movie with a predictable plot & great setting and scenery. The life size Kong is something to see and how he works.

Don't see it if Songs are okay and take away from the action.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Clever

See it if This show is a great interpretation of Roman mythology consisting of talented actors with terrific singing voices and fun dance moves.

Don't see it if The show is a little long but it does have an intermission.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if As a true Disney production, it is entertaining and cleverly performed with great special effects, singing and story line.

Don't see it if Babies-first show I have ever attended with children under the age of 4. The parents were good about taking their crying infants outside.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy the cartoon adventures of SpongeBob. Colorful scenery and creative staging and props make the show fun.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate goofy characters teaching moral lessons throughout the show.

91
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a traditional Broadway revival with terrific singing and dancing. The scenery was creative.

Don't see it if You do not like interrupted singing. Eliza's mike was not working correctly for her first song so it was difficult to hear her.

89
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You like reviews of shows from the 1960-1972. Very well done with a few songs from seven shows. Loved "the Man in the Chair"narrative .

Don't see it if You don't have an interest or knowledge for shows from this time period.

90
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to have a fun time in viewing the highlights of singing and dancing of Prince's best shows along with great scenery and costumes.

Don't see it if You do not like a Hal Prince production, learning about his life or having a good time. You will be surprised to learn which shows are his.

82
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to hear two of Broadway's best female stars sing and act together.

Don't see it if You do not care to learn about the history of the cosmetic world.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You want an updated version of the movie and Christian Borle is very entertaining!

Don't see it if The first act is a little slow and long but once the children find their golden tickets, the second act moves quickly.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Has a Jersey Boys opening to it-interesting story line, great singing & fun dancing! A cast of humorous actors with a serious side of life.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a story that involves a family and a "wise guy" from the neighborhood plot.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Must see, Funny

See it if You love the comedic talents of David Hyde Pierce and Bette Midler! The staging is surprising & the audience gets wrapped up in the story.

Don't see it if Don't love or know who Bette Midler is! She is the Divine Miss M!

86
Falsettos
Midtown W
Funny, Ambitious, Dated

See it if You enjoy performances by Borle & Rannells- they're good. Stephanie J. Block was excellent! I was glad to see her sing again. She was fun.

Don't see it if You want to watch a dated show with the topic of HIV/AIDS. First act was a little slow and confusing with the glow in the dark scene.

93
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You want to get into the holiday spirit. It's pretty much the same show annually- Rockettes are always great along with the live Nativity.

Don't see it if You do not want to sit amongst loud talking children and their chaos!

90
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You really want to enjoy great singing with soulful songs. The shows takes place in part of our country's history.

Don't see it if You don't want to learn about a family's struggles.

93
Masterful, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You want to experience a "traditional" Broadway musical about a family's struggles through life's many changing events.

Don't see it if You want to miss one of Broadway's best shows. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want to see this.

90
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a simple love story of finding out about one own's true strength and ambition. It's a cute show.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate the struggles of a person being true to their self.

78
Matilda
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You enjoyed the movie.

Don't see it if You don't have excellent hearing! It's very hard to understand the cast at times. Their accents don't help either.

100
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to go back in history and relive a time of fun, love, brotherhood and great music.

Don't see it if You don't want to have an enjoyable night at a jukebox show!

70
The Front Page
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if You want to see a great cast of actors with limited on stage performance time with the exception of John Slattery. 1st act was way too long!

Don't see it if You can't sit for 2 hours and 45 minutes with 2 intermissions. Waiting a long time for Nathan Lane to come out on the stage.

94
Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want a nostalgic return to 1958 when high school girls just wanted to fall in love and we all know what high school boys wanted ....

Don't see it if You do not want to have a good time going back to the 1950's to see fun costumes and listen to great music.

100
Thought-provoking, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You want to learn how the mind of an Asperger's person works and the difficulties in living a "normal" life. Well done and very interesting

Don't see it if You are not open minded in how individuals with unique abilities live among us.

75
The Exes
Midtown W
Disappointing, Delightful

See it if The Exes is a delightful play about a family coming together for a wedding. The theme is good and actors did a great job,

Don't see it if You expect a little comedy in this play. Humorous lines were delivered but lost on the majority of the audience. It was disappointing.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to see an updated musical version of the movie. The main cast is funny and talented in their singing.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate remakes of movies.

98
Masterful, Must see, Epic

See it if Within the first 3 minutes of the play, the plot is humorous and catches your attention. One of the best plays due to the actors' abilities

Don't see it if This play is based on one of the most famous American novels and exposes a few problems in society. It is a drama depicting real life.

92
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Fun, fun, fun to relive the 60's & 70's with Cher's variety of songs. All 3 actors do an excellent job portraying Cher's life.

Don't see it if Sonny & Cher's life, shows and songs are bought back to 2019 so if you didn't originally like them in the 70's you won't appreciate them now

89
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if Teenage angst in a high school setting involves trying to fit in with the cool kids. The plot is interesting with great singing & dancing.

Don't see it if First Act is a little long but well worth the wait for an energetic second Act.

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You grew up in the 70's and enjoyed the Disco era. The singing was terrific and the storyline interesting.

Don't see it if You do not like a show about a celebrity's life and do not appreciate the music of the 70's then you probably won't like this musical.

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if I enjoyed the atmosphere of being in a dinner club-like setting and enjoyed watching the acts. Good singing.

Don't see it if Not a typical musical so you may not like the casual environment.

79
Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Great singing and dancing along with creative scenery is important to you with a meh storyline.

Don't see it if You get frustrated by underutilized actors like Jessie Mueller. Too much dancing at the conclusion.

93
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You have seen the movie bc it's closely based on it. The cast displayed terrific singing and dancing routines. It's funny with a moral.

Don't see it if You don't want to relive your teen memories about the "mean girls" that ruled your school. It's about growing up and and trying to fit in.

85
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like a different kind of adventure storyline. The music was good.

Don't see it if You want to enjoy a more moving musical. I was disappointed in the plot after reading the reviews of the show.

93
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy singing, dancing & a great storyline. The music is good & the dancing is great. The cast puts out a lot of energy to make it work.

Don't see it if You don't like a traditional musical with singing, dancing and boy gets girl in the end of the story. Sad to see it close so soon!

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to relive your memories of the 1970's & enjoy Latin music. Great storyline based on true life experiences. See it before it closes.

Don't see it if You don't like good music and a fun musical.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want a clever story set to a true life event with great singing, music and acting. The show exposes human nature at its best and worst.

Don't see it if You have lost someone to 9-11. The raw emotions that come from this amazing musical made me cry throughput the show. It's a tear jerker.

78
Ambitious, Slow

See it if Want to see Sally Field & Joe Montello act together. They did a great job in a somewhat slow moving play. More humorous than I thought.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a 2 hour play with no an intermission.

84
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy an energetic musical about the lives of strangers and how they intertwine. The cast members have great voices.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a musical with no intermission.

95
Clever, Great singing, Profound

See it if You are a parent, sibling, teacher, counselor or anyone who wants to witness the effects of a family tragedy and the people it involves.

Don't see it if You do not want to cry through a realistic family/school situation and the consequences of one's actions. This is a 2 pack of tissues show.

92
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You enjoy a clever opening to an opera musical with a creative set design, good lighting display, various song types & fun interaction.

Don't see it if You want to see a lot of Josh Groban. He is underutilized in his part so the audience is left with wanting more of him. He does a great job.

80
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Romantic, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to lay claim in seeing the longest running off-Broadway musical. A simple "Romeo and Juliet" love story.

Don't see it if You don't want to experience a show taking place in the 1960's.

100
Clever, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love a great Disney production! Disney creates excellent shows by putting money into the story, songs and the staging. Need to see it.

Don't see it if You aren't a Disney fan but you will miss out!

94
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the South Park creators. Very funny!

Don't see it if You are very religious. You may consider it sacrilegious!

87
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if You enjoy singing, dancing and various reasons for romantic jealousy and murder.

Don't see it if You don't like the darker side of true love.

98
Great singing, Must see, Romantic

See it if You want a true love story, even on the darker side of love. Great music and staging. One of my all time top ten!

Don't see it if You don't like a mysterious love interest with only his best interests intended but not socially appropriate.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Ambitious, Cute

See it if You enjoyed the movie because the musical stayed true to the story line with the singing, dancing and plot. The firecracker scene was great.

Don't see it if You're a Grinch and don't like holiday shows.

50
Cats
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You did not see the original show because you won't be aware of what you are missing.

Don't see it if You loved the original show. Changes made do not benefit the songs. Betty Buckley is not purring about this revival! Very disappointing.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a coming of age story of a college student who explores her sexual presence and discovers a family secret.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with a family that discusses their sexual orientation and tragedies.