Bonnie E 6301

New York City
About:  Avid theater goer. There is nothing like a live performance - Nothing!
Reviews (200)
77
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if It’s a good coming of age story with terrific performances and terrific staging.

Don't see it if If you were expecting a standard Broadway musical.

81
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Fun, light, frothy and Randy Rainbow😃

Don't see it if If you don't like frothy musicals

71
Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are a Glenn Close fan. Seeing her in anything is not to missed. Great idea for a play but the contempory language jarred.

Don't see it if You're not a Glenn Close fan or dislike religious themed plays.

71
Intense, Slow, Relevant

See it if If you enjoy psychodrama and theater that explores patriarchal attitudes and ensuing tragical events

Don't see it if Plays that end abruptly with the stage going black drive you bonkers

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if This is a theatrical triptych. Three views of a disastrous dinner party and the impact of small quotidian decisions in the characters lives

Don't see it if You prefer plot driven plays. This is a play that examines small events emanating from the worst dinner party ever x 3.

88
Intense, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You adore Stochard Channing as an actor. It’s always a good thing to know how right you are in admiring this actor. She awes.

Don't see it if If you don’t like plays where it’s hard to pinpoint the blame for disfunction. This is a thoughtful play that makes you think.

81
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if if you love great actors chewing though wonderful dialogue. This is a sprawling larger than life play and quite brilliant

Don't see it if you are tired of plays set in Northern Ireland that end with unspeakably bloody tragic endings. Yes I'm thinking of you Cyprus Avenue

93
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This play is theater crack. Another smart, intelligent play from master playwright Tom Stoppard.

Don't see it if you already know you don't like Tom Stoppard plays but if you haven't seen one - go see it.

91
Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love classic musicals and Rogers and Hammerstein. I loved this revival, staged in a spare yet authentic true to its core manner.

Don't see it if If you're not a Rogers and Hammerstein fan. But if you are, set yer'self down and settle in for a delightful evening

91
During previews
Masterful, Relevant, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love and appreciate the icons among us. This is a strong cast but Elaine May shines for her expert comic timing and nuanced performance

Don't see it if the issues of aging and family crises surrounding those issues make you uncomfortable.

78
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like plays that grapple with the gray areas. Everything has changed - nothing has changed.

Don't see it if you can't bear being more politically depressed.

49
During previews
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You are a Bedlam fan and want to see everything they do. This was mostly disappointing interspersed with some brilliant moments

Don't see it if you are not a major Bedlam fan. This one was tedious, slow and too long.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love Tennessee Williams. It's a rarely revived play lovingly directed by Austin Pendleton with four actors who do it justice.

Don't see it if you are not a Tennessee Williams fan.

70
Ambitious, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if you love physical comedy. This is a scripted improv with many pop culture nods. Some of it funny, some not so much.

Don't see it if If you expect a comedy about a historical event to be historically accurate.

85
During previews
Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Great acting

See it if for the great acting by one man realizing grace in the quotidian recitations of his life before the unspeakable tragedy of WWI. Powerful!

Don't see it if need to see only frothy comedies right now to maintain equanimity.

68
Confusing, Disappointing

See it if If you like to see good actors do their best with difficult confusing material in a short play.

Don't see it if If you have strong feeling about plays possessing some semblance of a plot.

89
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love taut well written drama. I will be watching for more plays by Daniel McCoy. I saw his DickPix as well. Both excellent.

Don't see it if sexual assault is a trigger issue or you are homophobic.

90
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if This play upends conventions in a very insidious way. It's the outsiders view of these conventions that packs the punch.

Don't see it if You want to stay asleep to the questions of privilege that this play raises.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Great singing

See it if you love to see talented performers. This is a great cast but the book is weak and there are only a couple of standout songs

Don't see it if you lack patience. Its rather long. I was tempted to leave but glad I didn't. The second act is better.

86
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love theater that shows you other view points, different ways of seeing. This is a play I will mull over for some time. Brilliant.

Don't see it if It is a disquieting show, particularly for White people. If that makes you uncomfortable, it's not for yoju

80
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy plays that explore how we become who we are and the existential riddle of when that occurs.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play that challenges the theatergoer to think abut how the moments in a life create the total sum of a woman.

94
During previews
Resonant, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if Love is love is love is love....add great choreography, fun music by the GoGo's, drag and a happy ending and by gosh- you'll want to see it

Don't see it if if you suspect your taste in theater is shared by Mike Pence

75
Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love parodies of intensely adored stories. There was indeed a lot of laughter and joy in the audience while I was fighting sleepiness

Don't see it if are not both an intense Potter fan as well as a lover of parodies.

90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if This LBGTQ play highlights the T to a T. It examines the issues regarding acceptance, marginalization, relationships and does so with humor.

Don't see it if LBGTQ makes you uncomfortable

88
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You love early 20th century plays. This one was delightful- Downton Abbey meets the beginning of Feminism and the railing against the 1%

Don't see it if You delight in pure comedy

71
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Great singing

See it if WonderfuL performances in a tedious musical.

Don't see it if You don't love the two stars.

81
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if I thought it was just great fun. The gender switch of having the band members played by females worked well. It was also educational.

Don't see it if If you never loved Rock music

65
During previews
Intense, Disappointing

See it if You like plays that explore rehabilitation and want to learn more how halfway houses work

Don't see it if If pschodramas that end abruptly with the stage going black drives you bonkers

93
During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you loved the movie. Amy Heckerling herself wrote the book and the lyrics to songs from the 90s for the score. Loved it!!

Don't see it if you were not a fan of the 1995 film or prefer serious subjects in musicals

85
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if I would see any play by Lynn Nottage. And, she never disappoints. Nor did she.

Don't see it if This is hard for me - I'm too much of a fan

68
During previews
Relevant, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You like bright cheerful predictable Broadway musicals

Don't see it if You can't bear disappointment. This musical could have been so much more. It had the talent, a great idea for a musical but lost its way.

82
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you love watching great actors at the top of their game in this most relevant play

Don't see it if you prefer more action driven drama.

95
During previews
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love brilliant theater. Each word, gesture and look is precisely calibrated and so affecting.

Don't see it if Monologues are not for you or you prefer more plot driven plays

88
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see McTeer tear into the role of the Divine Sarah. She is magnificent. Great cast and sharp relevant writing galore.

Don't see it if you want a play with a strong plot. That is not this play. This play is sword play both literally and figuratively.

87
Funny, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love smart funny and sly plays that have important things to say and leave you thinking. I want to see more from this playwright.

Don't see it if If you hate political correctness. I found the characters bumbling PC efforts both endearing and educational. Respect.

60
During previews
Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if If you love opera trivia and anecdotes about Wagner's life.

Don't see it if You like realistic portrayals of historic characters or are looking for something to make you think or gain a different perspective

76
Cliched, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you love the two leads. I do and saw it for that reason. Ir was better than I expected but falls into the "why" make this a musical.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie or if great songs are important to you in a musical.

93
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love witty smart theater performed by actors at the top of their game. You will be missed A.R. Gurney

Don't see it if You just want to see over the top Broadway productions.

72
During previews
Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you love Lois Smith. I do and that for me was enough to want to see this multi- themed confusing play based on Job. The cast is excellent

Don't see it if You prefer more linear plays.

86
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You love GBS plays and actors capable of rendering his dense thicket of words into melody and meaning. A classic even more relevant today.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy long wordy plays with a heavy dose of Britishness. Pluses for me but not to everyone's liking.

74
Florid, Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love a great monologue. One monologue blew the audience away causing applause mid act. Worth seeing to just experience that monologue.

Don't see it if You don’t care for florid language and melodramatic characters. That’s me but I did enjoy this play. Give it a chance to work it’s magic.

91
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If you like smart and witty.It's a wise look at harassment, gender identity, artistic integrity,internet fame. Great actors. Loved it!

Don't see it if you wholly identify as a right wing conservative cisgender. This is not your play. Go see a Disney musical.

100
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if Be still my theater geek heart. It was better than I thought it could be possibly be. I especially loved the discussion of preservation.

Don't see it if If you have time and interest- this is a must go to tour.

78
Intense, Excruciating, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like plays that take you to dark places. We follow a path of absurd lunacy driven by long simmering prejudice to the ultimate horror

Don't see it if You can’t bear violence even with great writing and performances

86
Intelligent, Great acting, Clever

See it if I didn't expect this to work but it does. It's great! And, like its title, it works on so many different levels. Great ensemble of actors!

Don't see it if Ya gotta love the source material so not for the "I hate Shakespeare" contingent

96
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to be wowed by a great actress taking over a stage for 90 minutes in a profoundly moving and upsetting play.

Don't see it if you need to see a comedy - this is not it and I totally get needing a comedic boost.

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75
Entertaining

See it if love good British manners played off American brashness. This was an entertaining off broadway musical and I quite enjoyed it

Don't see it if you don't love the whole British v. American thing,

96
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if This show is magical and brilliant. I loved it as did everyone around me. See it in one day- sweat lodge style

Don't see it if You never could bring yourself to clap for Tinkerbell. This would totally not be your thing.

86
Intense, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if Original plays are your thing. This is not your average dance play, not even close. These young adolescent girls are fierce and feral.

Don't see it if If you would rather not revisit or visit the mind of young teenage girls. For that was where where the truly wild things lurk.

80
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if This play examines relationships in a perceptive thought provoking way with humor and love.

Don't see it if If you want a pure comedic experience or you are homophobic