Beth 8062

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female
About:  I have loved the theater as far back as I can remember. I see as many plays as I can. I am looking forward to seeing many more plays, the more the merrier.
Reviews (154)
85
Relevant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play set in 1930's Harlem that examines the consequences that come about based on the choices people make.

Don't see it if you want a light comedy.

89
During previews
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see this rarely revived energetic musical about the life of Molly Brown.

Don't see it if you want a darker musical with deep meaning; this one is purely for fun.

80
During previews
Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you appreciate the music of Bob Dylan and want to see his music woven into a touching story.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Bob Dylan's music.

80
Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want the story of one man's family that taps into the events of the Baby Boomer years.

Don't see it if you want an ensemble cast, or are not interested in reminiscing about the past.

90
Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want an edgy, brilliantly written musical as only Howard Ashman and Alan Menken could deliver.

Don't see it if you like more introspective musical plays; this one is just good fun.

90
Riveting, Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a musical play with a spectacular cast that tells the struggles and triumphs of Tina Turner.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of biographical musicals.

90
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see this riveting Pulitzer Prize winning play with a great cast that keeps you on the edge of your seat

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with racially charged language.

70
Intelligent, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a play that deals with upward mobility with humor and surprising twists.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the dry humor of that era. Thought the second act was very funny while first and third required more interpretation.

89
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a play that deals with marriage, communication and human needs in a well written humorous way.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with sexually explicit dialogue.

80
Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want a musical that tackles the age old story of good winning out over evil.

Don't see it if you do not like reading subtitles; however the story is relatively straightforward making it easy to understand.

75
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you are familiar with the movie and its actors and you want to see a clever spoof on them.

Don't see it if you do not like spoofs.

79
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare and want to see a uniquely directed production of The Scottish Play.

Don't see it if you do not like Shakespeareian tragedies.

95
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see this interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's gem that focuses solely on the music and tango dancing.

Don't see it if you want a musical with elaborate scenery and costumes.

80
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that tells the story of how a Jewish athlete at the 1936 Olympics wound up competing for and winning much more than a medal.

Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast; there are only two actors on stage.

80
Profound, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well written and brilliantly acted play that deals with life and aging.

Don't see it if you want a play with a well defined ending.

79
Great writing, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want an old fashion feel good musical with songs by Cole Porter and a happy ending.

Don't see it if you want a musical with elaborate stage settings and costumes; this is all about the music.

80
During previews
Intense, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an intense performance by two people in a difficult decision.

Don't see it if you want a play with action; this is all dialogue.

85
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a show with unique special effects that takes you on a journey between this world and the next.

Don't see it if you do not want a play that satirizes death.

79
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a modern take on a classic play that examines "the meaning of life".

Don't see it if you want something straightforward; there are a lot of hidden messages.

79
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a well written, well acted comedy with music about relationships and forgiveness.

Don't see it if you want a serious play.

85
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Riveting, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to know the story of a courageous woman who gave her life to try to save others.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional play with multiple characters.

75
Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a humorous look at today's on line dating scene from one woman's perspective.

Don't see it if you are not interested in on line dating.

90
Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want a feel good high spirited musical that deals with tolerance and acceptance of others.

Don't see it if you want an old fashioned type of musical - this one deals with serious subjects but in a lighthearted way.

85
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want a musical about the lives of various working people.

Don't see it if you want an elaborate musical; this is more of a concert.

75
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see what went on behind the scenes of The Sun on Fleet Street.

Don't see it if you do not like multi-layered sets; at times it was confusing. Also, the dialogue was fast paced and often difficult to understand.

79
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a show that deals with uncovering truths and the consequences it might bring.

Don't see it if you want a feel good play; it has funny moments but it deals with serious subject matter.

85
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to see Jerry Herman's gem of a musical based on the story of silent movie director Mack Sennett and star Mable Norman.

Don't see it if you want a more modern musical with a deep message; this one simply tells a story.

79
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a 21st century version of the Greek tragedy.

Don't see it if you want more elaborate sets; the stark white with the projected images at times was distracting.

85
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are open to a different interpretation of West Side Story while keeping the magnificent music and story line intact.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional production.

85
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a humorous play that tackles the aging process and decisions families must make.

Don't see it if you want a play with an ensemble cast; it's only Len Cariou and Craig Bierko.

89
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that explores the importance of personal ties and the choices one must make.

Don't see it if you want a more lighthearted play; this one deals with heavy subject matter.

89
Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want A Christmas Carol with a great cast, interspersed with traditional Christmas carols and surprising special effects.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a strict interpretation of the Dickens classic; some liberties are taken but they work.

75
The Mikado (NYGASP)
Upper E Side
Enchanting, Clever, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Gilbert and Sullivan operettas.

Don't see it if you are not open to a more modern interpretation of the classic operetta.

85
Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn about the child star Deanna Durbin, her impact on the "studio system", and her friendship with Judy Garland.

Don't see it if you want an ensemble cast. This is a one woman show.

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a clever musical version of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel.

Don't see it if you want a more edgy musical; this is a pure, simple story of strong women facing life in a bygone era.

79
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear the songs of Maury Yeston done by a small ensemble of excellent singers.

Don't see it if you want an elaborate production. This is more of a concert.

85
During previews
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a play that deals with serious family issues set to the music of Alanis Morisette.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical with a lighthearted theme. Also the music is overly amplified and at times the lyrics are distorted.

85
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a play with a unique twist about Bella Abzug as only Harvey Fierstein can do.

Don't see it if you want an ensemble cast and a more traditional play.

95
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a brilliantly written musical version of Orpheus and Eurydice with a great cast lead by Andre DeShields.

Don't see it if you want a musical with a more modern theme.

70
During previews
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Absorbing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a play that's based on a true story about a family that establishes it's own nation.

Don't see it if you like a play with a straightforward plot; also some of the sound effects are jarring.

89
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want a play about always wanting something better than what you have and not realizing it until it is too late.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity and explicit sex scenes.

79
Betrayal
Midtown W
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that tells the tale of a relationship in reverse order as only Pinter can do.

Don't see it if you like a straightforward play with no obscurity.

79
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see two solo works done by two great actors.

Don't see it if you like an ensemble cast and a more varied scenery.

79
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear a first hand account of what it is like to be on Rikers Island.

Don't see it if you are squeamish; some of the descriptions are graphic.

79
During previews
Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a fan of Meatloaf and the songs of Jim Steinman.

Don't see it if you do not like loud music - it was a bit overwhelming at times and some of the lyrics were distorted.

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want an enjoyable, funny well written musical based on the classic film.

Don't see it if you want a musical with a message; this one is just for fun.

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a timeless musical done in Yiddish with a great cast under Joel Grey's masterful direction.

Don't see it if you don't like reading subtitles; however you already know the songs and the story so they are almost unnecessary.

89
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a sci-fi musical that deals with the trials and tribulations of young people.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical.

79
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a well written and well acted play about a little known chapter in the history of baseball.

Don't see it if you are not interested in baseball.

80
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great cast in a well written play that examines how people use each other and deal with life's circumstances.

Don't see it if you want a more lighthearted play; there are some funny moments but also some very serious issues.