Bonnie E 6301

New York City
About:  Avid theater goer. There is nothing like a live performance - Nothing!
Reviews (215)
90
During previews
POTUS
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Hilarious
April 26th, 2022

See it if Omg - this show was hilarious. Great lines, loved the staging and I am still trying to sort out who stole the show. Great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You lack humor. The show is very very funny.

79
During previews
Relevant, Epic, Great singing
April 2nd, 2022

See it if If you love great singing and great choreography. The story line is our aspirational America of people coming together in a special bar

Don't see it if The first act is way too long. The show needs more focus. So, don’t go if that is the sort of thing that irritates you.

93
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
December 9th, 2021

See it if This was a fun musical. The songs were catchy. We were all so delighted to be entertained and given a respite from all the bleakness

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals, this is not for you.

98
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 9th, 2021

See it if Seeing great actors work with great material is the reason you attend theater. I was wowed.

Don't see it if You are not a theater lover. This is theater at its best

50
Slow, Indulgent, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing
December 9th, 2021

See it if For the performers. They give it their best shot.

Don't see it if We left after the first act. The songs were mediocre and it just didn’t hold our interest. No policing of mask wearing plus someone was

Also vaping pot. All in all not worth staying for the second act.

76
During previews
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing
July 15th, 2019

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.

82
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Great writing, Great staging
June 29th, 2019

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

90
Entertaining, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
May 17th, 2019

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.

85
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
April 14th, 2019

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.

45
During previews
Excruciating
March 29th, 2019

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.

96
Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
March 28th, 2019

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

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

97
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
March 24th, 2019

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.

49
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Great singing, Excruciating, Dated, Cliched, Banal
March 24th, 2019

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

68
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious
March 21st, 2019

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.

81
Daddy
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
March 18th, 2019

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

77
Great singing, Great staging, Cliched
February 14th, 2019

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.

71
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing
February 10th, 2019

See it if WonderfuL performances in a tedious musical.

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

81
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining
February 10th, 2019

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

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

81
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Entertaining, Clever, Funny
February 7th, 2019

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

71
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing
December 20th, 2018

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.

65
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Disappointing, Intense
December 17th, 2018

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

71
Noura
Midtown W
Relevant, Slow, Intense
December 17th, 2018

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

93
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining
December 6th, 2018

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

80
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
December 3rd, 2018

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.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing
December 1st, 2018

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

88
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Intense
November 22nd, 2018

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.

68
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Relevant
November 9th, 2018

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.

81
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant
November 8th, 2018

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

82
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
November 4th, 2018

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.

93
During previews
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent
November 4th, 2018

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.

95
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound
November 1st, 2018

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

91
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Great acting
November 1st, 2018

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

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant
October 22nd, 2018

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.

91
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful
October 20th, 2018

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.

87
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny
October 15th, 2018

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.

78
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant
October 13th, 2018

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.

60
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Slow, Banal
October 3rd, 2018

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

49
During previews
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting
September 22nd, 2018

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.

76
Entertaining, Romantic, Cliched
September 19th, 2018

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.

75
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent
September 16th, 2018

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.

93
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent
September 15th, 2018

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.

70
Dizzying, Quirky, Ambitious
September 13th, 2018

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.

72
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Confusing
September 8th, 2018

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.

85
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Resonant
September 1st, 2018

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.

86
During previews
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant, Relevant
September 1st, 2018

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.

68
Liliya
Gramercy
Disappointing, Confusing
August 27th, 2018

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.

74
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Florid
August 5th, 2018

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.

89
Perfect Teeth
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant
August 4th, 2018

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.

91
Dick Pix
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant
July 28th, 2018

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.

90
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant
July 25th, 2018

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.