Barbara624

New York City

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Reviews (27)
90
During previews
A great new approach to a legendary life, Inspired performances, Great singing

See it if You love musicals about strong, spirited women who rise above great obstacles, and you are fascinated by great characters from US history!

Don't see it if You have no interest in the story of Molly Brown and her fight for justice, women's vote, and immigrants, embodied by the great Beth Malone.

92
Great acting, Spectacular singing, Heartbreaking

See it if You want to experience thrilling moments, amazing acting, and truly great singing in service of a powerful emotional story.

Don't see it if You don't care about the lives of young black men, you don't like plays with music, and you're offended by gay storylines.

66
Disappointing, More music than play, Wonderful acting but too little of it

See it if You enjoy classical music with the poetry of Emily Dickinson--but not enough! (Why let projections tell the narrative instead of Emily??)

Don't see it if You don't like mostly well-played classical music with some of Emily's poems (but too little of her) and projections for the narrative.

84
Wild Abandon
Chelsea
Great singing, Emotional, Moving, Funny

See it if If you're a mother or a daughter, and you find that relationship riveting, also if you love wonderful singing.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a one-woman show about a daughter and mom that is mostly singing.

93
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You enjoy the intense melodrama of opera transposed to a WWII ammunition factory with an astoundingly great cast starring Anika Noni Rose!

Don't see it if You don't like operatic singing, you aren't interested in a WWII era retelling of CARMEN, and you need a lot of scenery to enjoy a show.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You want to enjoy a magical night filled with terrific songs and great performances. If music be the food of love (and it is!) play on!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals based on the classics with a diverse cast and delightful wit!

93
Great singing, Must see, Riveting, Intensely involving

See it if You like women's stories, wonderful music, humor in the face of crisis, and heartwarming characters.

Don't see it if You don't like stories about women and about facing illness with courage and humor.

84
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You're curious about how money, music, and madness can combine to create drama that erupts in desperate violence.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the lives of professional jazz musicians in Detroit and the women who inspire and infuriate them.

80
For a previous production
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy moving and thought-provoking stories of women's lives, told from the heart.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable watching women peel back the layers of their lives and reveal painful secrets.

96
Great acting, Riveting, Masterful, An unforgettable night in the theater!

See it if You want to experience the genius of Glenda Jackson, one of the greatest actors of our time, and to hear brilliant prose by Edward Albee.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen to three tall women discussing their lives, loves, triumphs and disappointments over 90 years...

96
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Great acting, Fantastic songs, Gizel jimenez--a star is born!

See it if You want to be moved by an unforgettable mother-daughter story with great music!

Don't see it if You have no interest in women's stories or hearing songs that move you to tears.

77
Funny, Original, Heartfelt, Thought-provoking

See it if you like family stories with drama and comedy, and you want to see a fine actress with Down Syndrome tell a story that hasn't been told yet.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable watching a performance by an actress with Down Syndrome & can't face emotional revelations about institutionalization.

86
Unexpected, Personal, Incisive

See it if you loved The Vagina Monologues, and you enjoy daring, intimate, heartbreakingly personal shows...

Don't see it if If you're uncomfortable hearing about illness, sex, and violence in the Congo from a funny, flaky, revolutionary woman...

83
Original, Honest, Inspiring

See it if You loved The Vagina Monologues and aren't afraid of a one-woman show that touches on cancer, sex, and the struggle of women in the Congo.

Don't see it if You aren't prepared to cry, laugh, and open yourself to crazy joy and agonizing sorrow.

90
During previews
Complex mosaic of powerful stories, Great writing, Great singing

See it if This is theatrical storytelling at its best--complicated characters struggling to survive, with a surprising and moving score of Dylan songs

Don't see it if You don't like spending time with people whose lives are often dark and depressing, or you don't enjoy songs with deep, poetic lyrics.

79
Quirky, Really good acting, Minor tennessee williams but characters are memorable

See it if You can't get enough of quirky characters trying to make their fragile lives work in the face of tremendous odds against happiness...

Don't see it if You don't want to spend 90+ minutes with 4 Southern women who will make you laugh and sympathize with the crosses they bear.

84
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Moving, Quirky

See it if If you're a fan of the great Glenn Close and if you're curious about the family behind Joan of Arc and how her life and death touched them.

Don't see it if You dislike historical drama and you have no interest in a "behind-the-scenes" look into the life and trials of the Maid of Orleans...

82
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intimate setting

See it if You enjoy Chekhov, no matter how depressing the tale, and you love fine acting, especially from Jay Sanders! Talky and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit for nearly 2 hours without an intermission, for a play that has almost no action but the routines of living.

83
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Raunchy, Great writing

See it if You love Idina Menzel (even without singing), enjoy family dramas with a capital D--and you're not uncomfortable with 4-letter humor.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy outrageous and somewhat explicit talk about love, sex, attraction, and gay relationships.

85
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy well-written drama about the many chapters of a woman's life, performed by terrific actors.

Don't see it if You don't like women's stories and serious plays about the reasons our lives take the twists and turns they do.

79
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intriguing

See it if You like family dramas and are curious about how men are shaped by the society they live in.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the lives of straight white men trying to make sense of their choices in 2018.

79
During previews
Scissoring
Midtown W
Challenging, Excellent acting, Very funny in parts, Somewhat disjointed

See it if You're intrigued by stories about women's relationships with other women and how they complicate other parts of their lives.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with same-sex relationships, and prefer to avoid plays that explore how religion and sex impact love and work.

69
Challenging topic, Abrupt central relationship, Some good acting

See it if You're intrigued by the deaf experience and curious about how a hearing man and deaf woman negotiate the territory between them...

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with delving into the motivations hearing-impaired students and their teachers might feel

Also I saw the original Broadway production as well as the film version, an... Read more Read less

78
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Great acting, Some great monologues and scenes but needed cutting

See it if you love being in the presence of great actors (Ed Harris, F. Murray Abraham, Amy Madigan, more) and you enjoy psychological memoir as drama

Don't see it if You have zero patience when it comes to people talking endlessly about their problems...

80
Party Face
Midtown W
Funny, Witty, Good roles for women

See it if You enjoy seeing women in rich, complex roles and coming to terms with messy lives. And if you always loved Hayley Mills & want to see her!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the complicated details of women's lives and mothers and daughters.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Astonishing, Revolutionary, Brilliant, Thrilling

See it if You want to experience a work of true genius, performed by amazing artists, with music and lyrics that are unforgettable!

Don't see it if You aren't willing to have your senses shaken, or you aren't open to seeing a Founding Fathers story performed by a diverse cast.

90
Heartwarming, Moving, Memorable

See it if If you love inspiring human stories about welcoming strangers, and you remember the way it felt to pull together after 9/11.

Don't see it if You like big dancing shows with lots of scenery, and you aren't a bit sentimental or interested in funny, hopeful stories.