Barbara 88

New York City | Female

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Reviews (19)
98
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Oh boy. This is hard. If you like thought- provoking plays...with insanely amazing acting...and magnificent music.

Don't see it if People say it's depressing. I think not. I thought, in the end, it was uplifting and positive. I can't think of a reason not to see it.

Also I almost didn't see Dear Evan Hansen because people told me it was dep... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Based on the creator's real life experiences, with top notch singing, a magnificent story...see below for more details.

Don't see it if If a story about cancer...even if done with humor and love...will cause you distress, then don't see it.

Also This was a reading, not a production. No sets. No costumes. Just music... Read more Read less

80
For a previous production
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like a cute and funny musical in a small theater with pretty darned good talent. Just 4 men and 2 women lit up the theater.

Don't see it if You want a big, elaborate production.

Also It's really hard to score. This wasn't great. Not like Hamilton or Com... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you want to see the hot new show, want an entertaining history lesson, or just want an evening of great entertainment.

Don't see it if It will bother you that you can't understand all the words and if you don't like rap and can't suspend your dislike of rap for one evening.

Also With all the hype...and the cost of the tickets...I was expecting god ... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You'd like to see a really spectacular performance by an actress in a one woman play. She was AMAZING!

Don't see it if You want a deep, profound story...or a musical...or you don't like one-actor plays.

Also It was tough to score this one. The play itself isn't "great." It's "g... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh for 2 hours. It's stupid. And it's hysterical. A mix of slapstick and vaudeville. The audience howled the whole time.

Don't see it if You prefer highbrow comedy. Nothing highbrow about this. Just down and dirty old-fashioned comedy.

71
Entertaining

See it if you have a child to entertain for a few hours. Bubble art was pretty impressive. Sit close for the most fun.

Don't see it if you're a grown up who doesn't care about bubble magic.

97
Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like beautiful stories, magnificent music and a trip back to a childhood favorite with a new perspective that will impact you right now.

Don't see it if I can't think of a good reason not to see it!

55
Dated, Entertaining

See it if You have to see everything with Bette Midler. She was adorable. But she's much better than this part. See it if you want a bit of nostalgia.

Don't see it if You want an evening of great theater and music.

92
For a previous production
Informative, interesting

See it if The roundtable wasn't a show so can't be rated as such. You should attend one if you have an interest in the show, or in theater.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in the back story of the show.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

See it if It's a one-man masterpiece. If you like the music of Irving Berlin...if you like intelligent theater.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you want a full production with glitz and music. This is a simple...but masterful one-man show.

Also This is the second show I've seen with Hershey Felder. The first was "... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want an entertaining evening of theater.

Don't see it if You only enjoy profound or critically acclaimed theater experiences.

Also It was difficult to score this show. Was it GREAT? Not really. Was it ... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if if you like crazy humor (a good kind of crazy) and you don't mind a few jokes that are such intensely bad taste.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

Also I'm not easily offended. But once they made a joke about a child being... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You want to hear some of the most magical and memorable music ever written, sung by some seriously fabulous voices. A tender & moving story.

Don't see it if you think that because it's been around so long it can't be good anymore. Oh yes it can!

Also I've seen this many times over the years. I thought nobody could match... Read more Read less

86
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy thoughtful & intelligent theater with a hint of humor. The simple & sparse set allow the fine acting to shine.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it. It's not a "must see." But it's a "you'll surely like it if you see it."

Also What was most interesting to me was how a single event was experienced... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing

See it if You like small theater environment with 3 short, but absorbing plays. An inexpensive evening of really good theather.

Don't see it if you want the pomp and circumstance of a big production.

97
Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you want to see "costumes" that are the most clever, exquisite creations ever seen in theater. Great music! Just beautiful!

Don't see it if You don't like musical theater. There's no other reason not to see this.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if Unlike anything I've ever seen. Staging was unique and immersive. If you want an evening of great fun, this is the show to see.

Don't see it if You're into the more traditional broadway show.

100
Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Just see it. No excuses. Just see it. I've seen over 100 broadway shows in my life and this one...this one....there are no words. Just see i

Don't see it if Just see it!