BaStagecrusader7

Mahwah | 50-64 | Female
About:  Before moving the to the Tristate area in the 1980's , I always tried to see a show when visiting NYC and had seen a few touring ones back home. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (79)
88
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant, Must see, Mezmerizing

See it if you want to be pulled into a nearly century old play in a new and magnificent way. Cannavale at his best in a hue of yellow. Armory a plus.

Don't see it if you will just take up space, cause, O'Neill's plays bring you down, non traditional setting puts you off, loud and haunting not appreciated.

Also Must see if you love theater! Short engagement , go now! The whole exp... Read more Read less

77
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Great costumes, Disappointing

See it if you'd love to see these amazing stage Divas(in a good way) , be two powerful business tycoons. Like to see incredible COSTUMES and staging.

Don't see it if you want to be moved, looking for a show with pathos or show stopping ensembles ( there is one). If you're ok with seeing good , not great.

Also I saw it in previews ... hoping it gets a little tweak that makes it g... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if U want 2 be... moved to tears, yet leave positive, see a relevant musical & the best this season or "Have you ever felt u could disappear?"

Don't see it if its classic Broadway or bust, emotional doesn't move you, new scores don't thrill you ...You don't understand kids these days.

80
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You love the movie & it's music. Want to see stars on the rise and a talented musical cast . Desire a family fairytale and princess story.

Don't see it if You are looking for an edgier story, more emotional , want a real razzel dazzle or just Looking for Something new.

Also Love Ramin Karimloo and felt his character needed more development. Gl... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful

See it if you love Sondheim, great acting and singing, enjoy being immersed in story-telling through song and seeing stars is just a nice bonus.

Don't see it if need spectacle and staging, all you want... is to see stars, you don't get Sondheim's music or let music move you.

78
During previews
The Present
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Riveting at times

See it if You wish to see great acting in Ms Blanchett & Mr. Roxburgh. Love Chekhov, love themes of regret and family drama.

Don't see it if Can't sit for 3 hours. Can't keep up with emotional dialog, intrigue and who is who in a large ensemble cast.

Also Liked it but wanted to love it. Expected more from this power house, a... Read more Read less

75
The Front Page
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Star struck

See it if You want to see an epic cast and be entertained by them. Enjoy seeing the press portrayed in its natural environment. You like fast talk.

Don't see it if You Can't sit 3 hours . You want a deep and moving experience for your money . Don't care about seeing a celebrity cast.

96
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Sensational !

See it if you love truly artistic story telling with sensory experiences and can Allow yourself to be transported.

Don't see it if ... innovative experiences don't thrill you . Hate wearing headphones .

70
Himself and Nora
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, A delightful surprise!, Great singing

See it if you enjoying seeing little shows with a big heart, original musicals, if you love James Joyce, if you had no clue, if you're Irish or not.

Don't see it if if romance and relationships are not your thing, if you're too high brow, if you hate musicals, if you can't give the little guy a chance.

85
Cagney
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, A tough guy you'll loooov...

See it if you know nothing of Cagney, even more if you do, if you enjoy tap dancing, face paced scenes with song and dance, if you are alive.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, talent, tap dancing, anything that has to do with the earlier days or if you're absolutely boring.

84
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You have a few fun friends to go with , want a good laugh, willing to try something new, Not afraid of being picked out from the audience.

Don't see it if Don't like audience participation .

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You enjoy a song and dance with meaning . You love theater that moves you .

Don't see it if You are a homophobic .

85
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Great staging, Clever

See it if Love harmony , like the spectacle of theater , and beautiful music.

Don't see it if Green is not you're color and if you can't appreciate beautiful music .

80
Clever, Cliched, Funny, Original, Raunchy

See it if If schtick is your thing, you loooove 70's music & disaster movies alike, non stop gimmick , and music that will make you dance in ur seat.

Don't see it if Don't have a sense of humor And hate the 1970's.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You love theater innovation . Want to be touched , if you are open to understanding the world of an autistic person , to be amazed.

Don't see it if You're just looking for a song and dance .

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you want to hear Arthur Miller's words, performed by a remarkable cast. You Want to see D. DeVito shine in his B'way debut.

Don't see it if Family feuds are still raw or if they don't interest you. Miller, not your thing. If you prefer to hear it sung, instead of acted.

Also I have seen more intense Miller plays, but this one gets under your sk... Read more Read less

83
Pool Play 2.0
Gramercy
Delightful, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you're open to some enjoyable pool side vignettes, buoyantly thought provoking , while splashing your feet, forgetting the chill outside..

Don't see it if can't stand water or the sight of a pool, not entertained with short scenes that make you think. Want only a play with a full story.

70
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You'd like to see Ms. Field. To see Finn Wittrock play the gentleman caller, which he steals the show, if you like a stage devoid of a set.

Don't see it if you want to see the play being true to Tennessee Williams. If you enjoy rich sets and deep characters , If you want to be moved or amazed .

90
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you want to be mesmerized, by a energetic cast &a "cant stop dancing" ensemble, fantastic singers..and.. Oh yeah, to hear Josh Groban!

Don't see it if you Can't appreciate a fantastic, new age musical or a modern Opera.

69
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy discovering a subculture, with great acting and don't need to "get" the whole story. (btw... I'm Puerto Rican)

Don't see it if don't like edgy and cursing. You need more pathos and resolution, following too many story lines confuses you & Good acting is not enough.

83
Wilderness
Lower E Side
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy poignant, yet not melodrama . A small show that get its message across with ingenuity , insight, tact & thoughtfulness.

Don't see it if ...if you have no interest in human frailty , mental illness or the human race.

Also Closing this weekend go downtown and see it, you won't be disappointed... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy SALSA performed by a great band and singers! A must if you're Puerto Rican! Like stories about family and community.

Don't see it if Latin music is not you're thing.

43
Cliched, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You like simple and cliche . You're easily entertained .

Don't see it if Your looking for a deep musical with strong singing talent.

50
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, A trip for sure..., Fluffy

See it if 60's song and dance is your thing, if you wish to go down musical memory lane, if you enjoy a revue with out a story.

Don't see it if you are not satisfied with a show with out a story, if you go to the theater to leave with something deeper, not just a song & dance.

75
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You loved the book and would enjoying anything TE.

Don't see it if If you are looking for thought provoking.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched, Enchanting

See it if Are a Latino , if you enjoy the rhythm of this music. If you love Gloria EsTefan & jukebox music you enjoy.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy their music and means nothing to you .

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You have listened to the music many times before and want be absorbed into something historic, fresh , engaging & enthralling .

Don't see it if You don't like hip hop or are not willing to give it a chance.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You never tire of the classic musical well done . You want to see a phenomenal cast (every one of them!) .

Don't see it if You can't appreciate theater done right!

81
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are romantic at heart, love beautiful music sung to perfection , like something cleverly staged , like to step back in time .

Don't see it if You're ironic , the beauty of it may be missed .