Bette T

New York City | 50-64 | Female
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Reviews (184)
80
For a previous production
Great music, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if are a fan of the music of Motown.

Don't see it if are not a fan of jukebox musicals or biographical storylines.

62
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if are a huge fan of the book and it is a must see for you to see who is playing God

Don't see it if looking for something more or if you are easily bored

80
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if enjoy a play with great characters, quite a bit of humor. Knowing Chekhov's work enhances the enjoyment of this play but not necessary.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor.

95
Masterful, Must see, Original, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if want to see a well written rock musical with an awesome score & great story.

Don't see it if ....just see it.

75
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you are looking for a fun night out with friends.

Don't see it if If nudity offends you.

85
During previews
Original, Entertaining, Romantic, Great performances & music

See it if you enjoy musicals with a sweet, heartfelt story, a wonderful cast & some toe tapping music.

Don't see it if do not like fast moving plots/story lines (1st act moves quickly, story comes together nicely in Act 2, somewhat predictable but sweet).

88
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy intense drama & outstanding cast giving us a glimpse of how terrible life was for women during the Liberian Civil War.

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

88
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Charming, Awesome cast

See it if you want to see a wonderful cast in a lighthearted, old fashioned musical with a beautiful score.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or if you have no heart. But IMO, regardless, this cast will make a fan of you, they are that good.

87
Original, Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if are looking for show like no other & you have a great sense of humor & do not mind raunchy language/subject matter.

Don't see it if are a prude and easily offended.

69
During previews
Great cast, Silly, Campy, Disappointing, Dated

See it if love 70's music, are a fan of 70's disaster movies and easily humored. The cast is great, material not so much.

Don't see it if are looking for the next huge hit. (sorry)

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if like well staged plays with a heartfelt story and excellent use of puppetry.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted play or comedy.

96
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy a heartfelt story that has depth, great music/lyrics and will leave you feeling awed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a happy go lucky old school musical, with fluffy dance numbers.

79
During previews
Excellent cast, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like drama's with dysfunctional families, with serious issues and few laughable moments.

Don't see it if you are looking for a story to go somewhere or if you are looking for a lighthearted time at the theatre.

55
Disappointing, Slow, Boring, Great cast does the best they can with what they have

See it if need to see Linda Lavin on stage or you are looking to take a nap

Don't see it if you are looking for something new and exciting.

77
Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are a fan of sitcom and a fan of any of the talented cast.

Don't see it if looking for a deep, intense play or something to knock your socks off comedy.

85
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if are looking for a fun entertaining show with clowning around by true talent.

Don't see it if prefer serious shows, have not sense of humor or do not appreciate clowning around.

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if a classic & you enjoy small intimate musical theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for an old school musical with huge dance numbers

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy Bowie's music and enjoy unconventional, artsy theatre with a very impressive cast who know how to bring it on stage.

Don't see it if you do not like stories that are out there with great imagination & if you do not like to be left wondering.

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if are looking to be entertained by a wonderfully talented cast. Or you are just looking for a fun time out.

Don't see it if you are not looking to laugh or if you are a stick in the mud.

75
During previews
Great cast, Disappointing revival, Dated, Slow at times, Disappointing

See it if You never saw a Fiddler production and like historical/period musicals. Or if you are a fan of this great cast.

Don't see it if are not a fan of historical/period musicals.

84
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Intense

See it if want to see great heartfelt, musical performances, shout out to Cynthia Erivo who is wonderful.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluffy, glitz and glamour musical with big dance numbers.

70
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you are in to soap opera type dramas set in todays society. Or if you are fans of any of the great cast.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything mind-blowing or deep.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Wonderful performances

See it if you are looking for a sweet story told in song. The set, costumes, music and performances are all great.

Don't see it if You are looking for a huge, old school musical with dance numbers.

98
Original, Great acting, Heartfelt, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you are interested in seeing a wonderful cast telling a heartfelt story. A story which was inspired by true events during WWII.

Don't see it if you are looking for a glitz & glamour, an old school musical with huge dance numbers.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Original

See it if would like to see a well done futuristic drama based on Britain's Royal Family with a twist of Shakespearean innuendos.

Don't see it if do not like dramas based on the Royal Family or if you despise Shakespeare.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if an original play with a deep, intense story line. Anne Hathaway's intense performance drags you in to the story as it unfolds.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted comedy

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if are looking to be entertained by a wonderful score & dance numbers with acrobatics.

Don't see it if are looking for a show with a deep story.

86
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if are a fan of Sondheim's work and love fairy tales.

Don't see it if are not a Sondheim fan.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Edgy

See it if enjoy revivals and the music of this great classic. (if Alan Cumming revives his roll again it is not to be missed)

Don't see it if are easily offended, show can be risqué at times.

67
Original, Great acting, Slow, Boring, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy new original plays. The cast alone is worth the visit, play not so much. though.

Don't see it if are expecting a mind blowing experience and/or do not mind a play that drags at time.

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Original

See it if enjoy a well performed coming of age story with angst & drama.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy memoirs or coming of age stories.

82
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy a two character play, intense drama and powerful performances.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of two character plays or dramas with intense moments.

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if like old school musicals with some wonderful dance numbers & some light hearted silly humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more modern & do not like story lines that took place in another era.

90
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Great performances, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for a well performed, fun show, w/ an excellent cast that appears to be having a blast on stage & sweeps in the audience in!

Don't see it if are not a fan of bluegrass or if you have no sense of humor and are looking for a serious show.

84
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Original

See it if enjoy intensely dramatic stories told by two amazing actors.

Don't see it if are sensitive to subject matter and/or are looking for a lighthearted play.

70
Original, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you enjoy "what if" stories, with few memorable musical numbers. Great, original Broadway cast made it worth seeing (& why I rated it good).

Don't see it if looking for more than a mediocre story. Or if you are thinking this is on the same level of greatness as Next to Normal (not even close)

96
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Epic, Original

See it if are a fan of the music and the rebellious era of the 60's (Hippies, sex, drugs, Rock n Roll)

Don't see it if do not like Hippies or the any of the music from the show. Also skip if you are easily offended.

84
Original, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Underrated

See it if you enjoy shows with original music. Or if you are a fan of Sting and his music.

Don't see it if you are looking for an old school musical with lots of dance numbers.

94
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you enjoy excellent dialogue and intense performances.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a light comical play

56
Disappointing

See it if are a huge Al Pacino fan & need to see him on stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for an exciting time at the theatre. Play runs flat, David Mamet did not do Al Pacino any justice or favors with this play

81
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting & timing, Masterful

See it if you are looking for a fun time performed by a wonderfully talented cast and you are a fan of farce.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

69
Original, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Annie Baker, enjoy her writing and her use of pauses for dramatic effects.

Don't see it if are not a fan of Annie Baker and her over use of overly long pauses which IMO got monotonous after a while.

94
Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Delightful

See it if are looking for a musical with a heartfelt story that is well told & acted/performed.

Don't see it if You are looking for an old school musical.

70
Great acting, Intense

See it if want to see some great acting on stage. Subject matter is absurd and from from the norm.

Don't see it if You are easily offended and you do not like situations that are far away from the norm.

79
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if looking for a fun time at the theatre and you enjoy 60's Beatle'ish type much and a silly take on Shakespeare's Much Ado.

Don't see it if do not like the Beatles or that style music and if you have no sense of humor or do not like silly farces.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense

See it if You are a Stephen King fan & you want to see Laurie Metcalf do what she does best on stage.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the story or are looking for anything more than it is.

82
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if are looking for a great drama that takes place right in front of you on stage. Also if you like historical dramas, mainly WWII & holocaust.

Don't see it if you are not in to real life drama or are sensitive to that time frame in history.

72
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if want to see a great cast perform on a small stage.

Don't see it if you are looking for a "blow you out of your seat" musical.

82
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if want to see a great drama extremely well played by a phenomenal cast.

Don't see it if are not into intense dramas.

64
Confusing, Disappointing, Great cast but the play is lacking

See it if You want to see a short, 70 minute play with a great cast. Play itself, not so great, story is lacking. Or if you love Pinter's work

Don't see it if you are looking for a cut and dry story. Or if you do not care for Pinter;s work.