Broadway-my extravagance

Hallstead | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (42)
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intimate theater is what you enjoy. The small black box theater pulls one into the play.

Don't see it if Possible triggers involving aging patents are an issue.

Also Len Cariou is just plain riveting.

Midtown W
Entertaining, Intense, Great singing

See it if You are ready for a loud concert type show, especially one by, about women.

Don't see it if A standard musical with a storyline is more your thing.

Road Show
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Great singing

See it if Sondheim means musical theatre to you. Seeing the newest version of what began as Bounce was a treat.

Don't see it if you expect a hit - this was not, in any of its incarnations.

Also City Center audiences are "better" than the average theater audiences ... Read more Read less

Burn This
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy great acting and a simple linear plot.

Don't see it if You can't handle sitting still a bit too long.

Also I will admit to being bothered at the overuse of the gay best friend c... Read more Read less

Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Disappointing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You want to see stars perform without paying a hefty price.

Don't see it if The stars need to know all the lyrics! If you've seen a great high school production of Working this may be a disappointment.

Also I enjoyed the City Center job connections....until there were too many... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if You care about continued racial inequality in our country.

Don't see it if you need glitz. This is a one set, four character play that will make you think.

Also One knows early on how the play will end....but it is still worth the ... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Overrated

See it if If you know and enjoy Stoppard's works

Don't see it if you want a relaxed evening out

During previews
Exquisite, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Phenomenal choreography and dancing

See it if You appreciate well staged classics. Brilliant singing (except for Carrie, an odd choice), full dance numbers set and performed flawlessly.

Don't see it if You can't sit still for more than 90 minutes. This is NOT a one act show (and shouldn't be).

During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you love interesting set design plus strong acting.

Don't see it if you need musical numbers to qualify as Broadway.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Strong performances are important to you. You enjoy a fresh look at something you studied in high school/college theater classes.

Don't see it if Theater means "musical" to you.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great casting, Refreshing

See it if You are willing to accept change in a classic or are excited by unique casting..

Don't see it if You must have TW done as the original version.

Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see something new & fresh, an uplifting view of 911

Don't see it if Can't think of a thing - even if you don't like musicals I bet you'll like this.

During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Too loud, Fluffy

See it if You appreciate an intimate theater, a simple book, interesting staging & use of the stage, hip hop, inside jokes.

Don't see it if You expect the a cappella sound to be clear and real and not blasted through sound system.

Also Hopefully the creative team will work to clean the use of props and tu... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You have a film or theater major with a background in physics to accompany you and explain the theme to you

Don't see it if you don't want to think too hard

Also The onstage seats are hard and the AC is intense - wear a heavy coat!

During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great choreography, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you appreciate Savion Glover's talent, the strongest part of the show

Don't see it if it is important that you understand what the actors are saying or if you expect a recreation of the original show rather than a "making of"

Bright Star
Midtown W
Great staging, Unusual for broadway music, Weak book, Strong performances, Superb band

See it if You enjoy bluegrass, don't mind an obvious ending, like simple and clever staging

Don't see it if you expect real surprises

The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Simple

See it if You love musical theater - this is a classic everyone should know.

Don't see it if You need big set, production numbers or technical theatrics.

Ambitious, Overrated, Must see, Dated

See it if you love Broadway musicals and somehow missed is a must-see for people who care about theatre

Don't see it if you dislike ALW or overblown stories and hyped shows

On The Town
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Great staging, Great dancing, Wild variation in acting

See it if you love old musicals

Don't see it if dated musicals aren't your thing

Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Epic, Enchanting

See it if you love Jessie Mueller and/or Carole King

Don't see it if you hate musicals

The Gin Game
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You appreciate great acting

Don't see it if you need musical numbers

Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciated a well written, cast and acted production.

Don't see it if It is possible you may be triggered by the theme of divorce after a long marriage.

The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if History buffs and those who care about about social welfare policy (why we are where we are) will appreciate this. Strong ensemble.

Don't see it if You loved Bryan Cranston in All the Way - Brian Cox blew enough lines to be distracting.

Also Casting was odd - part of LBJ's power was his physical size so having ... Read more Read less

Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to enjoy Sorkin’s version of Lee’s book.

Don't see it if a musical is required. There are no big production numbers or spangled tap dancers.

Also Harris was a different Atticus, not better, just a different, as it sh... Read more Read less

Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play that shows concern for the state of our country. Probably wise to be left leaning!

Don't see it if You prefer light and fluffy musicals.

Fun, Great singing, Great staging

See it if A great show for tourists, kids, business contacts. Nothing heavy, just lots of cute singing and staging.

Don't see it if If you prefer strong acting or a riveting theater experience. This is pretty lightweight.

The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Political

See it if You enjoy strong acting, politics and a true 9!) story.

Don't see it if you need clean language.....or are on political overload.

Also Edie Falco is amazing!

Dated, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Classic

See it if You appreciate a look back at the 70's; care about disability issues

Don't see it if you are not willing to view deafness and feminism form a historical point.

Also It would be helpful to have someone typing the subtitles in real time ... Read more Read less

During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Funny, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you need "names" in a show....and if you have read the script in advance.

Don't see it if you appreciate strong theater actors

Also I wish the director could get all four actors to actually listen to ea... Read more Read less

Enchanting, Great staging, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy intimate, interesting theatre filled with great energy, superb choreography, and live animals!

Don't see it if Only the original concept of a show works for you - although in this case I bet you like this version even better than the original.

Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Long

See it if History is something you enjoy

Don't see it if You can't sit still for three hours. This one is long (but I wouldn't cut a thing!)

Dated, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You missed the original, or if you enjoy revivals; if Allison Janney is a favorite

Don't see it if You prefer to remember the original

Also Bargain seats in the 2nd row left me with a stiff neck - much happens ... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Interesting, inventive choreography, Great dancing, Long!, Rough book

See it if You enjoy swing music and dance and can sit through a weak book to enjoy the musical numbers

Don't see it if A good book is needed

Also Lousy sight lines house right - if the director insists on blocking th... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You like big production numbers

Don't see it if you expect interesting, innovative choreography or a strong book

Also audience members with alcohol in their Holiday Inn sippy cups seemed t... Read more Read less

The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy strong character development or have any connection to Scranton

Don't see it if You have difficulty following overlapping dialogue

Fluffy, Insipid, Silly, Cute

See it if you are ok with repetitive jokes, enjoy 70's music, choreography and costumes

Don't see it if you want original music, a strong book, believable characters or depth in acting

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Family friendly, Clever, Overrated

See it if You are looking for a field trip for a group of middle school students - they will enjoy it and it is non-controversial.

Don't see it if You want an intelligent book and great score....and only a few kids in the audience at a matinee!

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Must see, Relevant, Perfect choreography, Great dancing

See it if you love Fosse!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate great choreography and dancing

Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you care about special needs individuals

Don't see it if plays are not your thing

For a previous production
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Jessie mueller!!

See it if You enjoy quirky, real characters and appreciate great singing, staging, acting and score. Tweaked since Cambridge, even stronger now.

Don't see it if you hate theater

Midtown W
Absorbing, Original, Profound, Relevant

See it if you care about current events and historical connections

Don't see it if can't think of a thing!

Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You enjoy satire.

Don't see it if you hate tap dancing!