Barbara 1818

New York City | Female

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Reviews (39)
79
Intelligent, Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're up for intelligent presentation of Socrates and his followers

Don't see it if looking for light entertainment

79
Intelligent, Intense, Confusing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see the great Glenda Jackson (and you should) and also great Ruth Wilson

Don't see it if you can't follow/don't like Shakespeare and/or haven't had a good night's sleep

48
Confusing, Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if you don't love the original show/movie and you want free cornbread and veggie chili

Don't see it if you don't mind sitting thru almost 3 hours of so-so singing and out there interpretation of a classic

79
Intense, Intelligent, Relevant, Dated

See it if you appreciate Arthur Miller, good acting and surprisingly relevant story for our times

Don't see it if you want light entertainment

95
Great singing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Romantic

See it if for the very relevant story lines, great music and acting.

Don't see it if you want fluff and/or disney like musical

5
Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you know the actors and want to support their work

Don't see it if if you like good, even mediocre theater....this was dreadful.

Also 4 or us went w/great expectations having seen Bedlam's Sense and Sensi... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Relevant, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like michael moore and/or want to hear trump trashed...he's preaching to the choir (to which i belong), doesn't belong on bway

Don't see it if you like trump and/or looking for great theater

89
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate historical storytelling in a slightly surreal fashion....disturbingly sad but important to not forget out roots

Don't see it if you like straight plays that take no artistic license

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you love Sally Field and/or are open to a new interpretation of a classic.

Don't see it if you have to have your TW like you've always had it before

Also Finn Wittrock is a star

75
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like EO and are into imaginative productions on a small scale

Don't see it if you want big sets/scenes and more than an hour in the theater

1
Disappointing, Slow, Excruciating, Banal, Insipid

See it if you dig Jo Lampert

Don't see it if you don't know who she is/don't care. Wish I had my 1.5 hours back. So disappointed since Here Lies Love is one of my top 5.

Also Boring, boring, boring! And wassup with the speculum? Really??? And sh... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Funny

See it if you love musical theater with a touch of NOW

Don't see it if you don't have a heart/can't stand anything in drag

78
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like JL and/or want to know about Latin history (we all should!)

Don't see it if you're looking for anything more than one man show and a blackboard

79
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you like great staging and acting plus pertinent subject matter

Don't see it if you want your plays/subject matter wrapped up into 1.5-2 hours

79
For a previous production
Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if interested in the workings of the teen girl mind, appreciate something different

Don't see it if you want big production, want to take young kids, looking for light theater

89
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love Chekhov or great playwriting in general. Diane Lane was luminous. The production is stunning.

Don't see it if You don't care for straight plays or need to have big production values

82
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you love great singing and dancing...some love/knowledge of Shakespeare and Broadway pretty much required

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or having a good time

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever

See it if if you love Hamilton, even if you haven't seen it and know the cast/cast recording

Don't see it if you know nothing about Hamilton or Broadway

87
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you love the blues, gospel, rock and roll or just a great story

Don't see it if you don'l like or care about the above

100
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Original, Entertaining

See it if you like life stories, thinking about what your'e seeing/feeling and like to laugh and cry

Don't see it if you're offended by nudity, need lots of action and/or don'l like an emotional challenge

79
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if you're up for an interactive challenge...some very uncomfortable moments will arise but worth the discomfort

Don't see it if you're the least bit prudish/put off by nudity and/or profanity

89
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if love/appreciate the great Adam Driver. This production is surprisingly funny and all involved are very good. but Driver: Wow!

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays and/or are put off by profanity

85
Overrated, Indulgent, Dizzying, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like Bryan Cranston (who doesn't?), a lot of techno wizardry and the film

Don't see it if you love the film and don't want to see it messed with...I think this is a very gimicky production (why people having a meal onstage???)

90
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if great acting and story

Don't see it if put off by intelligent writing and/or violence

91
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if beautiful music, costumes, puppetry, story...everything

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Refreshing

See it if You love beautiful yet subtle music, great instrumentals and a just plain lovely show. And for those that know/love Chet Baker...:)

Don't see it if you need BIG....

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Masterful

See it if you appreciate great acting...a master class! Rebecca Hall is magnificent

Don't see it if you want sets, costumes, silly fun and/or are are intimidated by actors withing an arm's length

Also We heard it was a small space but were still surprised by the intimacy... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Resonant, Clever

See it if you love entertaining but thought provoking musicals with a big dose of heart

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and/or have a cold heart .....racists may not be enthralled either:)

75
Entertaining, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if love/like HF and small scale relevant shows about relationships

Don't see it if can't stand HF's voice

86
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you have interest in family, history, politics and great acting/writing

Don't see it if you 're looking for light entertainment

69
Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Banal, Indulgent

See it if Sorry CP...it's ok but nothing special. For those that don't get to see many (if any shows) it's perfectly fine.

Don't see it if You see more than a couple shows a year and/or have high expectations. Nothing special here.....

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent, Must see

See it if GREAT writing/acting and so, so relevant to today....phenomenal acting

Don't see it if you want light fare/just entertainment

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you like small theater spaces with interaction with the actors...and great music/acting/staging/everything!

Don't see it if you hate Sondheim or require a big broadway production

83
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you love Jane Austen, you like fun theater, you like up close and personal theater, you just like theater!

Don't see it if you want big sets, big costumes, big everything

65
Disappointing, Clever, Ambitious, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like minimalist storytelling w/special auditory effects.

Don't see it if you prefer big productions and/or exciting dialogue/story line

72
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie, like cute and talented kids

Don't see it if you hated the film or want old fashioned musical theater

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you appreciate great acting/singing and have a heart. bring tissues!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or want yours with a light heart and/or dancing. this is a tearjerker

100
Ambitious, Masterful, Must see, Original, Epic

See it if you're alive

Don't see it if you'r not

100
Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Original

See it if you want to see one of the greatest performances in theater history: Cynthia Erivo. Entire cast is perfection as is the minimalist staging.

Don't see it if you have to have a big production and special effects