Beverly NYC

New York City | Female
About:  I love all live theater. I even love it when it's bad.
Reviews (61)
70
Good story, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like high energy, fun musicals with an interesting twist.

Don't see it if you're sick of watching shows about kids or teenagers.

Also A relief to see an original musical, not the countless jukebox musical... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Intelligent, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to understand EVERY WORD and meaning of the text. Perfect casting and imagination by the directors. Beautiful voices in word & song

Don't see it if you can't sit outside.

Also A perfect production evident in the 1st preview. Well rehearsed and cr... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Miscast, Funny, Clever

See it if You are fans of the leads, like myself.

Don't see it if Gratuitous sex and nudity. You can't keep in mind it written in mid '80s.

Also Love the play and McNally. Big fan of Audra Mcdonald....so she was mis... Read more Read less

57
Overrated, Insipid, Panicky

See it if You want to see a famous show. Can sit thru the 4 same jokes told over and over. Very face paced. Actors get the same notes..faster faster.

Don't see it if You can get tixs to the Band's Visit. Or you want the histeria to wash over you. Show is tired.

53
Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow

See it if Cause it's free. If you like boring music and Shakespeare for tots this hackneyed production is for you. Uneven and unrealistic casting.

Don't see it if If you hate seeing wonderful and talented performers in a misguided mess.

55
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you understand the financial world. Like to see evil and greed keep their ethical outlook.

Don't see it if you can't pay attention and follow a complex story. Or you are unable to laugh at horrible people doing horrible things.

Also Steven Pasquale was miscast and couldn't really hold down the lead of ... Read more Read less

49
Indulgent, Contrived,, Overrated

See it if you like Mark Rylance, wonderful performance.

Don't see it if want to hear superlative singing. An average/good singer wouldn't be that day's rock star or cure a king.

Also Silly thrown in love affair between Farinelli and the King's wife. Con... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like Michael Moore.

Don't see it if you don't like Michael Moore.

Also Would have been better in an off Broadway house.

91
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great direction

See it if you like family dramas, great acting and a touch of time bending. Very layered.

Don't see it if you have a ADD or a short attention span.

Also I fell for Anna Camp and Gabe Ebert and their characters after about 1... Read more Read less

57
Cliched, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You like period pieces and enjoy some fine acting.

Don't see it if You don't like loud explosions.

Also Luda (Alyssa Bresnahan), a wonderful actress, was miscast. Her accent ... Read more Read less

94
Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare and Central Park. Appreciate a timely production of a classic story that is an important cautionary for all of us.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate the ending. All the crazy killing is for nothing. You love Trump.

84
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great direction

See it if you like to see the richy- rich skewed and 1990s nostalgia. Directed more as a farce than original which made the ending more poignant.

Don't see it if you don't like naked men running round.

Also Took a little for Allison Janney to warm up but worth the wait. The ki... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want to laugh & have a great time at the theater. Clever script & amazing slapstick. Talented comedians & death defying physical stunts

Don't see it if You don't like silliness or pokes at amateur actor types. Or you are looking for something profound.

62
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You like a capella singing (albeit out of tune) and high energy staging. Entertaininng fluff. Stereotypical, clichéd characters all under 30

Don't see it if If want a realistic portrayal of our subway system. Why use the subway? Could have been set at any college.

89
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You liked the movie. Good acting and directing. Very mediocre musical score. Was never bored! Nick Cordero (Sonny) stole the show.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new.

97
Enchanting, Hilarious, Must see, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh and laugh hard. These two guys are ON every second. Its silliness and NYC quirkiness at its best.

Don't see it if are expecting great theater. Its a silly show, just sit back and have a good time.

28
During previews
Cliched, Overrated, Self indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like "kitchen sink theater". Or need to follow the crowd for the hottest show. Tried so hard to be hip & new. Banal music.

Don't see it if you're annoyed at excessive flash to distract from lack of good or mediocre writing. Ending put me to sleep. Not enough Groban to save it.

88
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you can get tixs. WONDERFUL story telling of historic events and real people.

Don't see it if you like old fashioned musicals.

87
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Stunning projections

See it if you are a van Gogh fan. Lovely and touching story. Wonderful show and splendid theatrical experience.

Don't see it if lack patience.

96
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great directing, Must see

See it if you want to see a FAB production before it goes to Broadway and you can't get tixs. LOVED IT.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist, they went off script at times.

81
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if want something different. Well acted, staged, great folk dance.

Don't see it if you are a purist, don't think they stuck to the facts.

95
Dizzying, Great acting, Excruciating, Thought-provoking

See it if brilliant "she said, he said" piece of writing. Great acting, good ending.

Don't see it if you can't rub two thoughts together.

68
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Distracting choreography

See it if you like the book. Needless, gratuitous, distracting large ensemble dancing during key scenes. Young girl adorable.

Don't see it if you want something new. Music/lyrics pretty forgettable.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you want to have a fun time and listen to Steven Pasquale sing, oh yeah. Most of cast not up to his standard. BUT Leslie Kritzer rocked!!!

Don't see it if you don't like silliness.

92
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Singers with pipes.

See it if you like silly and entertaining shows and and great 70's songs and wonderful singers.

Don't see it if if you don't like juke-box musicals.

49
Tedious, tedious, tedious

See it if you just love Nathan Lane, he really shined. As did the other amazing ladies, Kristine Nielsen and Julie White.

Don't see it if you want a real plot or Broadway caliber writing.

Also Gave it a 49 for the marvelous attempt of the cast to save a sinking s... Read more Read less

82
Bad directing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Glenda Jackson and Shakespeare. Phillip Glass's music was terrific.

Don't see it if you rather object to being SHOUTED AT for over an your by the two older sister. Gratuitous sex, why? Didn't add anything.

Also Glenda Jackson was a beacon in spite of this mislead production. Bad d... Read more Read less

71
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like farces with a good twist. Very impressed they were easily understood with their accents. Very enjoyable and funny.

Don't see it if If you want something new. Just a mashup of all the old bag of tricks. Hated the ending.

13
Cliched, Dated, Sad

See it if The tixs are free and you have time to waste before your train/bus arrives. Or you want to take someone for revenge/punishment purposes.

Don't see it if If you value your time and money. It's just a boring rehash of School of Rock/Full Monty/Dance of the Vampires.

77
Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Too long, desperately needs intermission

See it if If you like lessons on nuclear power plants. Great acting and dialog on aging, long term relationships and trying to do the right thing.

Don't see it if You don't like jokes about old people or adultery.

Also Way to complicated to follow without a break/intermission to discuss e... Read more Read less

64
During previews
Intense, Quirky, Slow

See it if like John Lithgow, how can you not....

Don't see it if you can't sit back and enjoy. Pace is slow. Would have worked MUCH better in a small house, as it was about a father telling bedtime stories

Also Only two stories told. Wonderful background on Lithgow and his father.... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if love tennis??

Don't see it if you have something better to do. Played dated because nothing new or relevant was explored. Good acting couldn't save it. They were good.

Also Characters were typical stereotypes. Especially the Russians. Perhaps ... Read more Read less

51
Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like the story, like shows without women. Very intricate staging with athletic men.

Don't see it if you can't take the violence or hated the movie.

Also heavy accents made it nearly impossible to follow the story. Fell asle... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Something different

See it if if you liked & saw the movie, appreciate subtle acting. Want to hear beautiful music & be transported to another culture.

Don't see it if If you like whinny obnoxious singers who belt.

Also This is the first musical that I've seen in YEARS where the singers sa... Read more Read less

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Amazing singing

See it if You like great music and singing. Crazy talented cast. Good story and wonderful musical accompaniment by all. Pure fun!

Don't see it if If you can't suspend your disbelief, crazy story.

92
During previews
Masterful, Intense, Profound, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Great writing. Engaging and true story of play within a play. Wonderful actors and fun music.

Don't see it if You want fluff. This play will make you consider...

94
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want a old/modern take on the merits of marriage. Want to think about being single or not. Excellent writing, terrific actors!!

Don't see it if Current language juxtaposed with the Victorian era. You don't want to think and just be entertained.

58
Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You like a good uplifting story and relentless music, it never stops. Great characters with wonderful actors.

Don't see it if Constant music and needless movement annoy you. Would have been more profound if creators main goal wasn't to impress or be different.

62
During previews
Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of the show or like big chorus numbers and overwrought singing. Or a fan of Madama Butterfly, same story with a few laughs.

Don't see it if You hate Les Miz, it sounds exactly like it. And over singing, it's not going to end well.

81
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like stories about WWII and strong women.

Don't see it if it you don't have the patience to listen to lots of dialogue.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Exceeded expectations!

See it if you like women comics/comedy writers. She one of the best and her material is for everyone. NEVER bored.

Don't see it if you don't like one women shows.

48
Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Sleep inducing

See it if you believe the hype. You don't need to look at anything on the stage. Are impressed by audio tricks. Need a bed time story.

Don't see it if you want to remember the ending, I fell asleep.

85
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you like your plays to wash over you. Great acting and chemistry from cast. Didn't blame the mother for all the troubles.

Don't see it if don't like some long monologues.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Boring 1st act, Great singing

See it if you like great singing with a weak story. 2nd act pays off, so stay for the whole show.

Don't see it if same old, same old generic music.

86
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you want something very different. Wonderful staging and acting. Absorbing story. A bit too long...

Don't see it if you want light entertainment.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if a wondrous slice of life of a fascinating artist. Great acting, staging, writing and visual effects.

Don't see it if lack a sense of whimsy.

93
During previews
Riveting, Quirky, Original, Amazing tour de force

See it if breathtaking performance. Lots of fun and laughs. Sound guy needs his own Tony.

Don't see it if you don't want to have a good time.

74
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy Diedre O'Connel. Great acting. Interesting premise.

Don't see it if you don't like workshop productions. Needs work and re-writes.

91
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Completely different than anything offered, Hilarious

See it if you like physical comedy, fun music and these guys; Bill Irwin and David Shiner. You tend to laugh in spite of yourself.

Don't see it if you don't like baggy pants.

87
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if are interested in learning about lives that are not like your own. Amazing actresses!!! Needs some cuts for pacing and length.

Don't see it if you want fluff or object to strong women ;)