BarbaraG Star

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  Passionate theater goer who once studied to be a actor/director ... Read more Read less
Reviews (107)
Preview miss julie
60
Overrated, Disappointing, Great acting, Raunchy, Intense

See it if The acting is excellent and it is well directed but so stupidly changed in venue completely destroying Strindberg's play.

Don't see it if If one likes graphic sexual scenes and a complete change from Strindberg's original script.

Preview tj1
90
Intelligent, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Anyone who cares about a masterful deliniation of a horrendous world problem and how courageous people are living with it should see this!

Don't see it if If one is turned off by current world problems and wants to be entertained in a more pleasant way they should not see it.

Preview sp ss poster revised
55
During previews
Indulgent, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if If one i s not familiar with the terrain of racial sexuality and its examples in the 'past and present it could be interesting.

Don't see it if The author explored too many aspects of the sexual problems through history. The therapy scene is long and boring. The acting was uneven

Preview poster images
77
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is so relevant and intelligently done! Fine acting without the necessity for expensive sets. Excellent direction.

Don't see it if If one does not want to see a play with a serious theme which deals with the world today.

Preview pain
18
During previews
Overrated, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if I don't know who would want to sit through this uninteresting, indulgent, pretentious and boring performance and what was Eno saying?

Don't see it if I can't understand why members of the audience were laughing? The actor did a valiant job but to what end????

Preview bh showscore 800x1200
81
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if McTeer is brilliant butressed by excellent ensemble. Fascinating story. well directed, fine set especially for those interested in theater

Don't see it if Berhardt era and its culture are not of interest and story of Hamlet/Shakespeare leaves you cold.

Preview mpm2
55
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if If they are still interested in a woman "finding herself after so many iterations of this them through the years many better done..

Don't see it if A boring and banal play with varying acting skills is not your thing

Preview carmenjones
95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if It is excellent in every way--a real treat showing how fine music,voices. terrific acting, fine direction can meld to make a great show!

Don't see it if If one doesn't like operatic music or an old fashioned plot.

Preview beast 800x1200  1
78
During previews
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if Wonderful choreography and direction, interesting story great dancing, but needs tightening and editing to make it a terrific show!

Don't see it if If outstanding dancing and choreography is not your thing.

Preview trav showscore 800x1200
80
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if An outstanding piece, wonderful ensemble acting, handsome set, excellent direction and a complete joy to see.Tom Hollander particularly

Don't see it if If you do not want to see a cleverly written play with interesting themes and great wit, beautifully performed.

Preview admissions large
78
Relevant, Intelligent

See it if An important theme but needed editing and better direction. Some fine acting by the son , father, assistant and neighbor.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in current problems as a theme of a serious play

Preview tm3
95
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if It is sheer delight, beautiful Ives writing, stylish, handsomely mounted and costumed ---a real gem!!

Don't see it if If you are not interested in clever writing and a witty, stylish performance

Preview pygmalion web no tagline
91
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if It is intelligent, acted beautifully, with an important theme and thoughtful.Very cleverly staged and thoroughly enjoyable!

Don't see it if If Shaw is not to your taste and you are not interested in hearing the English language in all of its variety so beautifully spoken

Preview otto
67
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if To see F. Murray Abraham's fine acting as well as Mark-Linn Baker's portrayal and the young actor portraying the gay young man.

Don't see it if If you want an evolving , imaginative plot with a real tale to tell

Preview faa1
66
Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if A most interesting topic poorly executed with the central character a "johnny one note" and very little variety. Some good acting, however,

Don't see it if You wish to see an excellent evocation of the Diaghelev/Nijinsky relationship.

Preview x art cover
91
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An important theme very well acted and beautifully directed! So relevant to our time and important.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the political or racial history of the United States and are more interested in light fare.

Preview pob
91
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It was a lesson to Broadway that a great theme, marvelous direction,outstanding music and lyrics are what make a great musical!Fine acting

Don't see it if You are still taken with unmemorable music (except for "Hamilton", ) , and boring but ostentatious productions.

Preview wakey wakey white again
55
Slow, Overrated, Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Beautifully acted by Emerson but an overwrought approach to the problems of living and dying. Will Eno is gifted but this didn't work .

Don't see it if despite Eno's talent this approach to these profound mysteries of life and death don''t move you.

Preview themoors2
28
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind bad acting, poor production values, unfortunate direction,and a convulted and slly plot.

Don't see it if You value good acting, excellent production effects, good direction, and an interesting plot.

Preview the liar white
92
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Gem of a production, fine acting, direction and completely delightful. Top notch!

Don't see it if If the classics bore you

Preview candide white
81
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Harold Prince once again shows his extraordinary gift for creating a charming an outstanding piece!

Don't see it if If great Bernstein music and a relevant theme are not your thing.

Preview bandsvisit
89
For a previous production
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if A delightful and meaningful production well acted particularly Shaloub and Ms. Lenk and well performed music !

Don't see it if If a relevant and semi-political plot does not please you.

Preview serv showscore
78
Great staging, Refreshing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if So great to be able to laugh at this romp with excellent ensemble acting headed by Steven Epp. Should have been trimmed and shortened .

Don't see it if If knockabout comedy is not your thing.

Preview dps white
79
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Excellent production with outstanding ensemble acting and fine direction. It had something to say!

Don't see it if If a well made play with relevance is not for you.

Preview nat turner
67
Slow, Indulgent, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if Extra long, convoluted play making Nat Turner more of a hero. Nice acting but mediocre direction.

Don't see it if You want to see a more honest view of the Nat Turner story.

Preview aa3
80
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Funny

See it if It is touching, funny, charming, and well done. It reflects warmth and humor about a special woman and special marriage.

Don't see it if If one is not interested in the delineation of warmth and emotion in human relationships in a play

Preview tkam 06 07 show score 800x1200
50
Thought-provoking, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if It is important to face racism and abuse which are all around us still but not in such a pretentious, indulgent. and over produced play

Don't see it if unless to see Jeff Daniel's excellent performance as well as the roles of housekeeper and judge. Otherwise a real disappointment .

Preview djdyla9w0aakw k
58
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if If one is captivated by the Bob Dylan music and doesn't mind that the book is not very good and slow.

Don't see it if One doesn't mind a confused and slow plot which is not particularly well directed or acted.

Preview 190115 fiy plumbenefits 800x1200 bl
86
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if Very professional done, well directed by Joel Grey, excellent cast and very resonant for today! Charming.

Don't see it if If one doesn't want to see a theme that is important and has real meaning for the world today.

Preview the true for website 1 orig
80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You cherish excellent acting headed by Edie Falco,relevant theme, well directed. entertaining.

Don't see it if you are not interested in politics and its workings

Preview originalist poster
90
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Excellent writing, beautifully acted, resonating , important theme, well directed and important to see! Excellent portrait of Scalia!.

Don't see it if . you are disinterested in contemporary politics and not open to different points of view

Preview 1526954668931 ca 1
72
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Outstanding acting and directing but a difficult and troubling theme

Don't see it if you don't like to see a mind unraveling with tragic consequences

Preview seafarer
78
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Fine ensemble acting with an interesting story and characters. Well directed as usual at Irish Rep!

Don't see it if If Irish plays and serious characters do not interest you.

Preview lsib showscore keyart
44
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if Can't find a reason to see ---poorly acted and directed and a bad play to boot !

Don't see it if In coherent and boringly disappointing play with seemingly no rhyme or reason to perform!

Preview briefhistoryposter
81
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if A touching view of the human animal with a stellar ensemble cast. Many funny'moments and well directed. Ayckbourne should always be seen!

Don't see it if If you do not want a scrutiny of human nature with a touching , funny twist

Preview myfairlady
87
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if Beautiful score, lovely staging, good acting, Norbert Butz a standout. excellent story, charming.

Don't see it if If one does not like musicals, George Bernard Shaw, or a lovely escape in the theater

Preview threeirish
81
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Well acted. beautifully directed by Charlotte Moore, fine writing and amusing and intelligent. Amazing use of tiny space!

Don't see it if If Irish classics don't interest you

Preview angels
100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to experience a true classic wonderfully done in every aspect!

Don't see it if If one is disturbed by political and homosexual themes.

Preview yerma
57
Overrated, Great staging, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if People who don't mind an endless , predictable, relentless production but are taken with a handsome set and excellent acting.

Don't see it if you want to experience a flowing, surprising, and evolving plot without constant screaming.

Preview homecomingqueen showscore
75
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if A universal theme with a fascinating background. Well acted and directed.

Don't see it if you have no interest in themes that reverberate in other parts of the world and have universal interest.

Preview ppt1 2
89
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if An excellent, great direction, superlative acting by Denise Gough heading an outstanding cast. Intense and riveting.

Don't see it if If you do not want to deal with mental and emotional problems

Preview img 0119
83
Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Excellent production , outstanding choreography, touching story, well acted , skillfully directed and resonates for today !

Don't see it if You don't like childrens' stories and real life tales of World War !!.

Preview screenhunter 2587 jan. 09 20.02
54
Cliched, Overrated, Banal, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You wish to see the latest work of an accomplished and gifted playwright. Sometimes it doesn't work and misses.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a disappointing riff'on an old and significant play.

Preview joan of arc into the fire white
71
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Interesting concept, excellent production, handsome lighting, fine acting and direction. Music not as interesting but worth seeing!

Don't see it if you do not like rock music or contemporary treatment of issues.

Preview rsz the babylon line
31
Intense, Insipid, Banal, Cliched

See it if A poor play with uninteresting characters not well performed. Goes nowhere!

Don't see it if If you want to be engaged by an interesting problem well done!

Preview gov poster alt3 final
80
For a previous production
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Well directed, excellent ensemble acting with a fascinating and riveting theme. Excellent set for such as small stage!

Don't see it if If the problems/challenges of Orthodox Judaism do not interest you

Preview finian s rainbow white
88
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Delightful production with fine talent. great score.

Don't see it if Lovely old musicals aren't your thing

Preview falsettos1
78
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if What seemed so shocking thirty years ago is now matter of fact and relevant. Fine acting, second act a bit too long but worth seeing.

Don't see it if If untraditional family life makes you uncomfortable

Preview unnamed
79
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Insightful and sensitive play, fine acting especially substitute Mary Bacon. First act a bit too long but touching and both excellent.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the probing of real human emotions.

Preview frontpage
78
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if First act needs editing and pacing When Lane appears is second act it crackles and becomes lively and funny. Goodman,Mays, and Morse great.

Don't see it if Comedies from the distant past don't appeal.