Artsfan

Manhattan | 50-64 | Female
About:  Therapist and theater lover, Love those moments when people are honest, vulnerable, and connected. #Resist.
Reviews (116)
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You love Bob Fosse and want to see a wickedly funny musical that is still fresh and super entertaining

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

71
Edgy, Quirky, Original, Indulgent

See it if You are open to an offbeat show that hits some high notes but sometimes misses

Don't see it if You like a straightforward narrative that is on a uniformly sophisticated level

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Great songs, Resonant

See it if You love Carole King's music and are interested in recent music history

Don't see it if You are too young to know or want to learn about Carole King

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Great songs

See it if You can get past the reviews that complain it's over-produced and just be open to enjoying a warm-hearted story

Don't see it if You are a cynic or dislike musicals

80
Funny, Intelligent, Adorable

See it if You enjoy intelligent, down-to-earth comedy without gratuitous cursing.

Don't see it if You only like foul language or vicious jokes

61
Thought-provoking, Original, Inspiring

See it if You want to learn about a neglected part of history

Don't see it if You need a fancy theater

97
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Original

See it if You want to see a wonderful play written, acted and directed by women, and you are open to one about Liberia

Don't see it if You have PTSD or assume this subject has to be depressing (it's actually powerful)

20
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Pretentious

See it if You want to see Saoirse Ronan for a few minutes in a wooden production.

Don't see it if You are repulsed by innovation for its own sake. Horrible direction, set & costumes convey nothing, bad acoustics, actors don't connect. Sad

70
Disappointing, Fluffy, Updated

See it if You love Christopher Wheeldon's choreography and won't sit there pining for Jerome Robbins as I did

Don't see it if You are in love with the Gene Kelly version and not open to a drastic update

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Great writing, Epic, Must see

See it if You trust me (I have seen it six times) and want to see a deeply inspiring show with an historic theme. Go!

Don't see it if You are a cynic and have no interest in getting more optimistic.

100
Great staging, Intelligent, Original, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You are interested in entering the world of a person with Asperger's and like original staging

Don't see it if You want a costume drama

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Human

See it if You are interested in a contemporary story of a family that includes urban hipsters and struggling working-class people.

Don't see it if You dislike naturalism.

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Human

See it if A play that sticks to your ribs. A "Big Chill" for our time. Like getting together with smart relatives who have been around the block.

Don't see it if You dislike naturalism.

94
For a previous production
Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy Jane Austen or romance and like to be up close to the performers in a creatively staged production

Don't see it if You want s stodgy costume drama

100
Great acting, Funny, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You have a family

Don't see it if You can't appreciate wonderful writing or terrific acting

51
Dated, Disappointing

See it if you like Kelli OHara and don't mind if the rest of the show lacks energy.

Don't see it if You find it hard to get into a sexist fantasy where one of the major plot lines involves sex trafficking. Hasnt aged well.