BarbaraG Star

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  Passionate theater goer who once studied to be a actor/director ... Read more Read less
Reviews (122)
87
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is so relevant and skillfully shows the problem with fine acting ,well directed and it really engages the audience.

Don't see it if you are not interested in timely and difficult themes.

79
Little Gem
Chelsea
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if It you like an absorbing play with an interesting theme well acted and directed.Marsha Mason particularly excellent.

Don't see it if You are not interested in family relatiionships and their complications.

90
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if It was creative, w ell directed , fine choreography, great idea, excellent acting, thoroughly enjoyable, and a great additiion to Broadway.

Don't see it if If mythology and its relevance today doesn't interest you.

73
Octet
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Lovely score and voices. Serious plot. Excellent performers

Don't see it if You are not comfortable when a writer tries to cover all contemporary problems in one script.

100
Refreshing, Intelligent, Funny, Delightful

See it if Beautifully done with excellent and lovely acting and a look back at an important time in WW2. Touching, moving, and with such insights.

Don't see it if If WW2 does not interest you or the feelings and emotions of those caught up in it .

82
Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you have concerns about what is happening to our precious constitution'Great seeing a young audience. Young girl great!

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the absorbing topic of our constituion and the threat to it

80
All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if A profound and relevant topic with Tracy Letts and Chris Walker giving outstanding performances. Important to see!

Don't see it if Maybe they don't want to see a play about man's frailties and a topic whidh so resonates for 2019.

71
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Nicely mounted, well directed, attractive and excellent actors. The script remains a problem but lovely score.

Don't see it if The treatment of the script is too confusing or if Sondheim is not your favorite.

80
During previews
About Alice
Brooklyn
Funny, Great staging, Clever, Delightful

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

50
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

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 .

58
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

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.

86
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

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.

80
The True
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

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

90
The Originalist
Midtown E
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

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

72
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

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

78
The Seafarer
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

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.

44
During previews
Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

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!

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

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

87
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

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

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

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

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

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.

57
Yerma
Upper E Side
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Overrated

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.

75
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting

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.

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

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

83
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Resonant

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 !!.

65
Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if Fine acting and excellent direction but the adaptation of the novel was not good. Bigger's motivation not clear so didn't flow well.

Don't see it if If strong and murderous plots are not your thing.

81
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the old-fashioned Broadway musicals that entertain with fine acting,good music, and an amusing plot.

Don't see it if If one does not prefer the traditional Broadway musical of the past.

91
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Amusing plot, wonderful score, excellent choreography, fine acting----a real joy!

Don't see it if If one does not like musicals, Shakespeare,etc. they might not want to see this delightful production/

13
Fairview
Brooklyn
Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if If they are interested in a banal , boring, self indulgent view of racism even in a poor play.

Don't see it if This is not a good or even interesting example of the subject of racism which should be written with skill and real emotion.

100
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if EXcellent writing. acting. and direction for a very relevant and important topic. Important to see!

Don't see it if timely topics do not interest you

83
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if It is a classic and very human with a pertinent look at the Ireland of those days and its problems. Fine characterizations and direction

Don't see it if If Ireland of that era does not interest you or if you are not a Sean O'Casey fan.

55
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if If just to see a fine actress doing an excellent job. Otherwise, forget it!

Don't see it if It is such a cliche and a bore despite her acting.

60
Miss Julie
Midtown W
Intense, Raunchy, Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated

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.

90
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Intelligent

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.

55
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Indulgent

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

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

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.

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

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????

81
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

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.

55
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

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

95
Carmen Jones
East Village
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

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.

78
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

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.

80
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

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.

78
Admissions
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Relevant

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

95
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

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

91
Pygmalion
East Village
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

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

67
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow

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

66
Fire and Air
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Indulgent

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.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

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.

91
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

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.

55
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Slow

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.