Bonnie E 6301

New York City
About:  Avid theater goer. There is nothing like a live performance - Nothing!
Reviews (210)
80
During previews
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant

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
Delightful, Hilarious, Resonant

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
Disappointing, Slow

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
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Funny, Great acting

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
Conflict
Midtown W
Great staging, Relevant, Intelligent

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

70
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow

See it if For the jazz background and excellent actors. The plot lines were confusing but these actors managed to overcome that defect.

Don't see it if The play got lost with the several plot lines none of which were fully realized. Excellent actors kept me in my seat till the end.

79
Funny, Great acting, Intense, Quirky

See it if If you love great acting and dark humor. I thought, the acting, writing and staging were superb.

Don't see it if If you like neat endings and few characters. There are a lot of characters to keep track of here.

85
During previews
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if It's a play that again reminds me how I never understood when I was young that my parents and grandparents were young too.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a comedy, this isn't it. It's an insightful play that makes us look back into our past and our forbears

82
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if The talented exuberant cast and staging takes you to a tropical island right down to the sandy footprints in the lobby as you exit the show.

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason not to like this show. Getting to meet a goat and chicken is reason enough for any urbanite to attend.

80
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Go for the acting, go because a good play makes us see into ourselves. The play deals with tough issues with no easy answers.

Don't see it if You prefer a comedy. This is not a comedy.

66
Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a revival of a play you missed seeing back in the day or find the subject matter of interest

Don't see it if If you prefer comedies.

80
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you like plays that educate - like that quote - 'how do you know where you going if you don't know where you've been' -

Don't see it if you hate wordy plays - this is indeed filled with a lot of words and an interesting take on history which I found so relevant to today

53
Dress of Fire
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You enjoy Greek tragedy from a modern perspective

Don't see it if You dislike plays where mythic times can only be suggested through the use of stilted language..

85
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if A play that examines issues regarding morality, entitlement and integrity is always worth seeing.

Don't see it if If you are going to see the Captain America guy. A very good actor took his place😉

79
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows that explore how we value life. This play explores the hard decisions people make and does so with understanding.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see that good people can make really bad decisions

71
During previews
Dated, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You love fully staged classic musicals and the chance to see Diana Rigg

Don't see it if you expect more than a retread when a classic is revived

86
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if This is a very thoughtful play. Does art have a purpose? What does it contribute? And, you get a bit of history in the bargain. Loved it!

Don't see it if You don't think about the sonnet Ozymandias every so often.

90
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if I thought the first act was a bit tedious if you are impatient ther. See it, and stay!

Don't see it if If you are impatient

61
Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You are a huge fan of John Lithgow and want to hear him perform a couple of stories close to his heart and anecdotal material

Don't see it if Lithgow has talent but this was an indulgent performance piece. Part of my Roundabout subscription so I went

82
Kings
East Village
Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You follow Walker Shaub on Twitter. Ethics are important and so where I longed for a happy ending, meeting Sidney Milsap gave me hope.

Don't see it if If you are not into politics and governance.

97
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to see a brilliant musical up close and personal. The cast, the music, the staging is superb. I loved it!

Don't see it if you are religious. The language is profane true but the love of humanity is very much there. So give it a shot.

90
Fire and Air
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Obsession, love and art brilliantly brought to life by a master playwright, director cast.

Don't see it if If you prefer comedies.

88
During previews
Hangmen
Chelsea
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you are a Martin McDonough fan, this is a must see. Hilariously over the top violent and yet profound about people and their quirks.

Don't see it if You are allergic to peanuts,herbal cigarette smoke or violence. All are featured in this wonderful acted play.

69
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you love basketball, she knows the game. As theater this disappoints. She discloses but not enough for her story to cohere.

Don't see it if you only like meaningful performances. This strives for meaning but sadly fails. Perhaps too literal?

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love history and opera. This has both along with great actors and Mark Rylance who is beyond great. The staging is just superb.

Don't see it if You prefer a more frothy escape type of play.

96
Girls & Boys
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

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
God Save Queen Pam
Greenwich V
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
Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

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
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Intense

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
Skintight
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

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

95
Travesties
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you love verbal joyrides that rocket with cascading eruptions of riotous intellect and verbal mayhem especially with DaDaism.

Don't see it if Your heart does not belong to Dada ;)

97
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love theatrical brilliance. It is truly a one of a kind experience done with such thought and caring - I was so impressed.

Don't see it if You like linear plays only

69
Insipid, Fluffy, It's fetch

See it if If you love seeing a very talented cast doing their best with a not so great book and score, this is your show.

Don't see it if If you get why Mary Rodgers called certain musicals "why musicals" - this one qualifies. Really - why???

72
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You like a post musical float. You literally will be floating while the Lambeth Walk earworms into your head

Don't see it if You don’t love frothy musicals. This is about as frothy as it gets.

82
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if I so enjoyed this musical. Plus I loved what it stood for - finding “common ground” in a time of such divisiveness.

Don't see it if If you don’t love small non flashy musicals.

94
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You see this for the love of theater, great ensemble acting and a fierce, funny script that is as relevant today as it was fifty years ago.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.

86
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if If you love a good musical that not only has great singers but tells a story that tugs at your heart and realize our shared humanity.

Don't see it if You only like the big broadway musical extravaganzas

80
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you love word play and rhyming couplets - this is silly frothy fun

Don't see it if you only like serious drama about very important issues

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if If you love classic musicals, this is a must see. I never miss a revival of this musical and this one is worthy.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of the golden age of musicals

78
Great singing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if For the great staging and singing. This is a so so musical made better by the talent poured into it.

Don't see it if You do not have a strong love for musicals

96
During previews
Pygmalion
East Village
Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Delightful

See it if This is yet another Bedlam great hit - we all know the story but they make it both fresh and so very relevant. Kudos Bedlam!

Don't see it if If you've read this far - you're a Bedlam fan - go see it!

84
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Profound

See it if I was delighted by the set, the performers but Sponge Bob is also very .

Don't see it if If you are unwilling to suspend reality but of course you want to do that

99
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love great performances. Seeing this performance is like the St. Crispin’s speech from Henry the 4th. Really.

Don't see it if If you have bad knees. There is no leg room and it’s an hour and 45 minutes with no intermission. Load up on the anti- inflammatories

99
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Theater at its best. It’s long wordy and an explosion of intellect and genius.

Don't see it if If you cant focus for lengthy plays.

82
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated

See it if You love musical theater and hoary old chestnuts of jokes performed by talented actors.

Don't see it if You don’t know factoids like Wild Cat was Lucille Ball’s only Broadway musical appearance.

83
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Clever

See it if you love theater. Always a privilege to see an actor demonstrating their acting chops in a one sided police interview filled with twists.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy seeing a solo actor on stage.

68
During previews
Slow, Interesting concept

See it if You are interested in the founding of Israel and the role of music. The violinist playing on stage was excellent.

Don't see it if If off accents bother you. The two brothers strangely spoke in different accents. The play was slow and lacked a coherent story arc,

67
During previews
Jimmy Titanic
Chelsea
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You like one-man shows, the Titanic and a lilting Irish Accent for much of it.

Don't see it if you dislike simplistic views of the afterlife. I found it very twee.

84
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you love audacious plays that shed light on divisive issues and make you think.

Don't see it if you don't believe in the importance of feminism,

71
The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Slow

See it if for the great acting and nuanced finely drawn performances

Don't see it if you are looking to be entertained. The occurrence described in this play is altogether too real and scary and in fact has already happened.