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New York City | 50-64 | Female
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Reviews (184)
71
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if would enjoy an updated to the times version of Julius Caesar

Don't see it if want to see something lighthearted or are trying to escape the every day realities of todays political issues.

77
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy drama about a dysfunctional family with some heartfelt moments and a bit of humor. Or see if you want to see any one of the great cast

Don't see it if you are looking for something colorful and cheery.

67
Great cast who really tried but, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you need to see any of the great cast on stage regardless of part/script

Don't see it if are easily confused or are looking for an exciting time at the theatre.

70
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like to check out new work or are a fan of Sarah Ruhl's work. Worth a visit for the great cast, standouts are Marisa Tomie & Lena Hall.

Don't see it if you are a prude and/or do not have an open mind

96
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see a classic & a fabulous cast led by the charming Bette Midler.

Don't see it if no if, just go see it!

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Great acting, Must see

See it if you enjoy seeing greatness on stage, the cast is phenomenal and not to be missed. Great take/continuation of Nora's story.

Don't see it if no reason not to see. No worries if you have not seen the original play, it is enjoyable regardless.

73
Great acting, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you are a huge fan of Tennessee Williams or of any of the great talented cast.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional takes on classic plays. This production is not that and not for everyone.

80
For a previous production
Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting

See it if you enjoy slapstick comedy & are looking for a fun time at the theatre.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep or dramatic. Or if you are not a fan of British comedy

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if enjoy well written and performed drama about working class life & struggles.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted or fun time at the theater.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Harvey Fierstein and/or you enjoy a heartfelt, moving story.

Don't see it if are not in to plays, drama or are looking for a lighthearted time at the theater.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if enjoy new, original musicals with an awesome cast and a very moving story.

Don't see it if are not a fan of musicals or are are looking for one with large dance numbers

75
During previews
Cute, Charming, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing

See it if are a fan of new musicals performed by a wonderfully talented cast

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or want a lot of dance numbers in your show.

Also I never saw the movie or read the book, the story may be a bit more en... Read more Read less

72
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if enjoy intense & dark drama performed by a talented cast in a small, intimate setting.

Don't see it if want perfection, I look at this piece as a work in progress and yes the story could use work, so skip it if that will bother you.

91
Absorbing, Heartfelt, Thought-provoking, Excellent, talented cast, Must see

See it if enjoy original musicals or stories based on a true, historical event.

Don't see it if I think everyone should see it, even those who were affected closely by that horrific day (9/11/2001)

81
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy intense family drama's Arthur Miller style performed by a top notch cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for for something light hearted.

72
Ambitious, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy storytelling at its finest,excellent performance & non-traditional & excellent use of sound.

Don't see it if you do not care for one man shows or if wearing a headset the entire show would bother you.

79
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy fun, nostalgic musicals that take place in the 50's/60's. Awesome cast who performed well together.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a large scale musical or you do not care to period pieces.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if A NY holiday tradition, entertaining and fun for the whole family.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of seeing shows in larger venues or that are tourist attractions.

79
During previews
Excellent cast, Great to revisit this story, unfortunately it does not live up to the greatness of the movie.

See it if want to see an excellent cast attempt to get the same greatness the movie had, falls a bit short but is still enjoyable & worth seeing.

Don't see it if are expecting it to have the same depth the movie had.

Also Bring tissues!

60
Disappointing, Ambitious, Underwhelming

See it if want to see Stephen Karam's take on a Chekov classic. Excellent cast tried to make it more exciting but IMO the production fell felt

Don't see it if like your classics to remain classic.

82
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you never saw this and are interested in seeing more of Jonathan Larsen's work & brilliant mind.

Don't see it if your looking for a large scale musical.

83
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a solo show by a multi talented performer.

Don't see it if one person shows are not your thing.

83
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if enjoy great performances from two very talented ladies.

Don't see it if you have no interest in gospel music or historical/biographical stories, even so, the fabulous cast makes it worth it.

86
Masterful, Great acting, Intense, Great singing

See it if never saw or enjoy seeing a classic with a some great music and vocals.

Don't see it if do not like sad, heartfelt stories

80
Fabulous cast, excellent choreography & staging, Entertaining

See it if enjoy the songs/score, if you never saw the original or you're a fan of TS Eliot & are curious to see what Cats is all about. Cast is great

Don't see it if Need a deep plotted story. There is slight plot & a bunch of musical numbers based on TS Eliot's poems/characters. (Good show for kids)

80
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if enjoy Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, a classic & a fun night at the theatre. Annaleigh Ahford shines

Don't see it if prefer more serious plays

76
Excellent cast & vocals, Great staging, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Anastasia's story or any of the wonderful cast members.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy historical, fictional musicals.

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy well written, well played historical dramas. Story flows nicely, cast is superb.

Don't see it if do not enjoy historical dramas or are looking for a lighthearted play or musical.

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if enjoy new musicals with a great cast, Patti was out when I saw it but Donna Migliaccio was wonderful as Helena Rubinstein.

Don't see it if you are not interested in musicals or stories that portray strong business women.

Also Producers offered us to return to see the show when Patti LuPone is in... Read more Read less

76
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy classics & you are a fan of any of the great leads.

Don't see it if You are looking for for something fast paced or with more excitement.

82
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy well written, well played dramedy by an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you dislike plays with a bit of humor based on modern life situations of young adults.

76
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of comedy and are looking to laugh or if you are a fan of either Nick Kroll or John Mulaney.

Don't see it if If you are looking for more traditional theater or something with a storyline.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Excellent cast & performances

See it if you enjoy stories that take place in the 60's & Doo-Wop music. Or enjoyed the movie or Chazz Palminteri's solo show or you're from The Bronx

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the story/movie or are not a fan of doo-wop music.

80
Ambitious, Great cast & performances, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy rock music & strong performances by an excellent cast and you do not mind a story/book that is lacking.

Don't see it if are expecting this to be another "Here Lies Love" it is nothing like it.

Also Fast moving show, no depth to the storyline, music is enjoyable but it... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of A cappella music or if have ever ridden the NYC Subway and are looking for a few laughs.

Don't see it if despise A cappella music or you prefer more old school musicals with large dance numbers

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great writing & performances, Must see

See it if want to see one of Stephen Sondheim's best work performed by an awesomely, talented cast.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or Stephen Sondheim.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber's work or are a fan of Glen Close and/or you never saw a production of Sunset Boulevard

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

60
Disappointing, Slow, Boring

See it if If you area fan of any of the highly talented cast & must see them perform on stage regardless of material.

Don't see it if Are easily bored or are expecting an exciting play.

77
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy one man shows or are a fan of the entertaining & multi-talented (characters/voices) John Leguizamo.,

Don't see it if You dislike any of the above.

Also John Leguizamo could stand on a stage & make you laugh just by reading... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of August Wilson or well written, well performed plays

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted time at the theatre.

71
Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Cheryl Stray's book or Nia Vardalos or other talented cast member.

Don't see it if your looking to see a play with a plot.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to be entertained/wowed by a wonderfully talented cast lead by Sutton Foster. Unique, intimate setting makes it even more unique.

Don't see it if are looking for a large scale production, even so Sutton Foster gives a powerhouse performance & that alone makes this a must see.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excellent, talented cast

See it if the history of the Black Panthers & the Young Lords interests you.

Don't see it if are looking for an escape or a quiet time at the theater

55
Disappointing, Slow, Terrible direction

See it if are a fan of any of the talented actors & don't mind a not so great take of Plenty.

Don't see it if are easily bored & have great expectations of the synopsis because this production fails to deliver.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Excellent performances & music, Unique staging

See it if you enjoy musicals where the audience is made to feel part of the show. I loved it at Kazina, it moved well to the big stage.

Don't see it if do not like shows where the fourth wall is broken. This is not just a show but an experience, which may differ depending where you sit.

82
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing & dancing

See it if you are a fan of James Cagney and enjoy biographical musicals performed by a wonderfully talented cast.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Cagney or if you prefer your biographical stories told in a play.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Excellent cast & performances

See it if enjoy well told stories thru lyric & music, sung by an awesome cast. Must see if you have never seen Falsettos or for the Cast alone.

Don't see it if Story takes place in the late 70's/early 80's, some may find the material dated, I didn't though, felt it was just another time in history

68
During previews
Disappointing, Dated, Awesome cast, play not so much

See it if You enjoy plays that take place in the 20's or if you need to see any of the great cast performing on stage. Personally not my cup of tea.

Don't see it if Find old humor dry or are looking for something more modern, to date.

85
Original, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy intimate, one man shows. Michael Urie is charming, owned the stage and your attention.

Don't see it if are looking for a play with multiple characters and storylines.

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if enjoy rarely performed musicals with an awesome cast. This show is a bit bizarre but the music & performances make it worth your time

Don't see it if are not a fan of Encores! style shows performed with book in hand. Or if you prefer smaller venues.