Bonnie E 6301

New York City
About:  Avid theater goer. There is nothing like a live performance - Nothing!
Reviews (210)
76
During previews
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love spectacle, costumes and sets. This show succeeds at staging.

Don't see it if This musical tried to be too clever and because of that, the audience laughed when perhaps a gasp was the more appropriate response.

90
Entertaining, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love the music and want to know more about who and what it took to be the Temptations. This is so much more than a jukebox musical.

Don't see it if You have never been a Temptations fan if such a operson even exists.

45
During previews
Excruciating

See it if You like bathroom humor, puerile jokes and low farce.

Don't see it if Being trapped for 95 minutes in the above is not something you would enjoy.

97
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Kelly O'Hara has some set of pipes and what a cast and crew - Loved this revival!

Don't see it if You don't love musicals.

68
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You get a good price on it..

Don't see it if If you are paying full price or close to it.

77
Great singing, Great staging, Cliched

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
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

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

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

71
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing

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
Noura
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Intense

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
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

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
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

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
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

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
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

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

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
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

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
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant

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
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting

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
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

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
Dizzying, Quirky, Ambitious

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
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

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
Liliya
Gramercy
Disappointing, Confusing

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
Perfect Teeth
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

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
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

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
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing

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
Fairview
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

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

82
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging

See it if If you want to be the first to see something by one of the greats before they got all famous. Ambitious and brilliant

Don't see it if Brutal honesty about sexuality and body issues are a complete turnoff

85
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if What a feat this show is, it's original, smart and prescient.

Don't see it if You prefer a show with glitz.

96
The Lehman Trilogy
Upper E Side
Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you want to see Theater performed by superlative actors.

Don't see it if If you don't like serious

49
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Great singing, Excruciating, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like seeing rarely performed musicals. The dancing is stellar and the cast and orchestra turn in stellar performances

Don't see it if It's dated, misogynistic and annoying to sit through

81
Daddy
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like plays with actors that can really chew through a scene This is written by a playwright that will only get better

Don't see it if Male nudity bothers you

71
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if WonderfuL performances in a tedious musical.

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

81
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Entertaining, Clever, Funny

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
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Disappointing, Intense

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
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

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
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

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
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Relevant

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
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

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
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

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
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

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
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny

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
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Slow, Banal

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
Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched

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
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

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
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing

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
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

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
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Florid

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
Dick Pix
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

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
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

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
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Relevant, Excruciating, Intense

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
Teenage Dick
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

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