CAROL C 6124

New York City

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Reviews (156)
82
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a moving play that cuts to the heart. Want to see great acting by the leads: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins. Beautiful

Don't see it if You want a linear play; are not up to themes of mortality, aging and loss. You want something light or a musical.

82
During previews
Amazing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a great performer/mentalist plying his art deftly. You want an entertaining time.

Don't see it if You are expecting theater - it isn't a play, it isn't a musical - it's a performance.

78
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the musical version of the beloved movie. You want to see the book/performance that won the Tonys.

Don't see it if You don't want to see just another Broadway musical - anything but the stuff that the tourists come to see - with great talent. not for kids

70
Intense, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You love the songs - they ARE great. If you HAVE to see how they worked all that music into a musical. You love Lena Hall/Bradley Dean.

Don't see it if You want a story that makes any sense [it doesn't]. It's a little bit Peter Pan, a little bit Rocky Horror, a little bit Star Trek.

Also The BEST scenes are Lena Hall and Bradley Dean - they are truly fabulo... Read more Read less

49
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see a one-woman show [not a play!] where Heidi Schreck sort of acts [as herself] and tells stories.

Don't see it if You want to see a PLAY that was nominated for a Tony against the likes of 'Ferryman', 'Choir Boy'....or a performance like Elaine May's.

Also How was this nominated for 2019 Best Play and Best Actress Tonys? ... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a new musical in an intimate setting with great talent. The music/lyrics are great.This is a chance to see this off-Broadway

Don't see it if You don't want to see a new musical. You didn't like the movie.

75
Ink
Midtown W
Overrated, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see some great acting or you HAVE to see the leads who do a great job.

Don't see it if You don't care about the rise of Rupert Murdoch or the newspaper 'wars' in London in 1969.

Also While the actors did their best, it was difficult to care about the ch... Read more Read less

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You Arthur Miller or this play [it is a revival]. It is masterfully played. The cast is a must see!

Don't see it if You don't want to see an intense play that brings up thought-provoking issues. You want to see something light and happy - this isn't.

35
Boring, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see something completely different - music, some acting, singing, puppetry.

Don't see it if You want any kind of story that you can follow. You want any type of insight into Andersen's life - maybe you had to know it already.

69
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see something new, innovative and different. You are a fan of Dave Molloy. You love a capella and are up for an entire musical.

Don't see it if You are expecting Comet of 1812 [I was] - it's NOT! You do not like a capella singing. You want an emotional connection with the characters

Also This was interesting and the voices/talents were exceptional, but the ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Romantic, Intense, Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You love this play [it is a revival]/Lanford Wilson. You want to see Adam Driver/Kerry Russell on stage.

Don't see it if You want to see a new, thought-provoking play.

45
During previews
Disappointing, Boring, Slow, Insipid

See it if You want a night out and get the $5 tickets. You want to see something new - and understand that it may not be good.

Don't see it if You want something of any substance - it has none. You expect something of the caliber of Comet of 1812 or Rags Parkland from Ars Nova

48
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You want to see a talented cast that can sing and accompany and play multiple roles.

Don't see it if You want to see something current - this is so old and stereotyped. The space does not work as some of the time the cast has its back to you

76
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Great dancing, Fluffy, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want an evening of 1930s musical - with lovely singing and dancing - or just love to see an old musical at City Center.

Don't see it if You want anything to think about - this is light and fluffy and lovely to watch.

80
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great actors plying their craft deftly. The issues raised [with comedy] are thought-provoking and current.

Don't see it if You are not in the mood for war themes and are offended by 'gross' comedy and nudity. You are not willing to read the synopsis of Titus.

Also To the audience - PLEASE read the synopsis of Titus Andronicus before ... Read more Read less

75
Fun, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if You want a fun show that is interesting but doesn't take too much thought and is not preaching about anything. The concept is interesting.

Don't see it if You are expecting something great or thought-provoking. This is not the strongest cast - the singing could have been better.

78
Addy & Uno
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Good for 5-8 year olds

See it if you have young children and want to take them to a musical with a message in the afternoon. My granddaughters liked it.

Don't see it if you aren't going with small children. This is not for adults.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to see a great staging of a coming of age story. Want to see an innovative a cappella musical with great acting/choreography.

Don't see it if You don't want to see nudity on stage. Don't want to see one more gay coming of age story,

Also This could be truly great, but the story is just too contrived. It is ... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Entertaining, Fun!

See it if You want a fun night out - with drinks [there's popcorn too] and live entertainment [acapella] and you might learn something.

Don't see it if You are expecting theater - it's not. You are expecting anything but a light, fun night.

78
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see a new musical in its formative stage. You are a fan of the authors or the performers [Bryce Pinkham is fabulous!]

Don't see it if You are expecting another "Dear Evan Hansen' [I was] - it's not.

Also Authors/Producers: This could be much better. You need a better ending... Read more Read less

12
Cliched, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You know someone in the show. About half our audience did. You like 12-year-old boy humor.

Don't see it if You want to see anything intelligent or people with any modicum of talent. This stooped to the lowest level.

78
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see two plays that bring up significant issues.

Don't see it if You are looking for just entertainment, or fancy costumes, music, singing, choreography

58
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see your favorite actor in a live theater performance.

Don't see it if You want an emotionally-charged theater experience. It was very disappointing.

Also I have never seen this play before - nor did I know very much about th... Read more Read less

84
The Other Mozart
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You want to see an interesting story played to perfection. The performance is worth the time invested.

Don't see it if You don't like one-people shows. You don't like to watch a single performer play multiple roles.

Also Appreciate this is a one-woman show in a small, intimate space; this i... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Great for all ages

See it if You want to be entertained and want to see some amazing 'magic'. The mentalists are great but Shin Lim is masterful.

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows. You are expecting something meaningful for the price of your Broadway ticket.

Also This is definitely for the entire family - we had the 5 1/2 year old t... Read more Read less

82
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see two actors tell heart-wrenching stories to you. You are a fan of Jake Gyllenhaall/Tom Sturridge - it's worth seeing them.

Don't see it if You are expecting a straight play or musical. This is two separate monologues - personal stories. You want something happy - this is not.

83
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You loved the original and HAVE to see it again - you LOVE the music - you want to see the beloved musical in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if You hate 80s rock music and 80s themes. You want to see something new and innovative - this is a revival. I would not recommend for children

70
Overrated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Confusing, Cliched

See it if You love the songs [They're OLD!] or you love the show [they 'updated' it]. You want to see what/who won the Tonys.

Don't see it if You want to see anything fresh and new [this is from the '40s]. You don't care for the classics updated to the point that they make no sense

Also I didn't think that the 'Kiss Me Kate' revival was that much better - ... Read more Read less

83
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Pure fun!, Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want a great time in a small intimate theater with great talent and silliness raised to the highest level. Makes for a great, fun time.

Don't see it if You want to see something of substance or something that makes you think - this is pure fun with a spectacular cast.

93
During previews
Great choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a "wow" Broadway extravaganza. The singing and dancing are top notch. Aaron Tveit will be a Tony contender.

Don't see it if You want to see something thought-provoking and pithy. Remember the story - this is NOT FOR THE KIDS!

81
Lots of fun, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a fun, entertaining musical that follows the pretty standard Broadway musical formula. You need to see Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if You want to see something out of the ordinary Broadway musical. You are expecting the movie - they've changed the story significantly.

79
Relevant, Overrated, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a new musical about the high school experience with a lot of energy. The 20-30s are definitely the target audience.

Don't see it if You want something deep or thought-provoking. This is NOT Dear Evan Hansen. Not for the pre-teen age group.

75
Mac Beth
West Village
Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an all-female modern interpretation of MacBeth.

Don't see it if You want to see a staging of MacBeth without additional elements from modern times. You are affected by blood on stage.

87
During previews
A great time!, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to have a top-notch fun-filled evening. Lots of laughs and wonderfully choreographed [not just the dancing].

Don't see it if You want something thought-provoking or want to. see a big musical [this is small]. You don't want to just have a good time.

82
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You to see a 'classic' Broadway musical updated - great for tourists. You love the show - you want to see the leads perform.

Don't see it if You want to see something modern this is a revival of a classic. You have the 'best version' of the show in your head.

Also This is an excellent revival for anyone who wants to see a 'real' Broa... Read more Read less

87
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to see something unique and entertaining - especially if you enjoy the modern [tongue-in-cheek] interpretation of classics

Don't see it if You want to see the original Uncle Vanya. Expect something to be 'spoon-fed' to you - this takes attention and thought [yay!]

82
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a rock musical with a story from the Percy Jackson book. It is great for the 8-teen set, but not just for kids.

Don't see it if You want to see something thought-provoking or moving - this is just a great musical to a known 'coming of age' story.

95
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the best new musical on Broadway. You loved Comet of 1812 [I did] this is in some ways better due to the concise story line.

Don't see it if You want to see the same old, same old musical; you loved FROZEN or Pretty Woman - this isn't for you.

Also It's brilliant - I didn't give it a 100 because I don't believe anythi... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Riveting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if You HAVE to see Glenda Jackson in this role. You need to see this staging of King Lear.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare/can't sit through 3 1/2 hours. You are a purist and don't like non-traditional interpretations of Shakespeare.

Also The string quartet was good, but too distracting - I didn't see where ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
After
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a new play that is worth your time and energy - thought provoking. Like all good plays makes you feel and think for yourself

Don't see it if You want to see something light and happy - this isn't. This is also not a musical.

82
Spaceman
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see something extremely different with a stellar performance that raises existential questions.

Don't see it if You hate sci-fi or are expecting to see a 'Broadway' show or want to see singing/dancing.

Also This is an amazing performance piece that could be great. The staging ... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense, It's shakespeare!

See it if You love Shakespeare's Henry[s] and want to see V played with heart in an intimate space. The performances are worth the price.

Don't see it if You can't sit through an entire Shakespeare Henry play - this is NOT Hamlet/MacBeth, and they can't change the plot/dialogue!

83
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like to see new, innovative musicals that might be the next biggest 'one'. You loved Spring Awakening. Make sure you know your Alice!

Don't see it if You need to see a fully-formed linear musical and don't appreciate seeing new musicals during their incubation period.

Also This could be great! The casting/talent is superb, the choreography an... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Loads of fun!!

See it if You want to see a creative spoof of a campy movie with extremely creative lyrics, lots of 'tongue in cheek' and great singing. It's a hoot!

Don't see it if You want the polished Broadway experience. It's not that. No scenery, few actors playing lots of parts; lots of silliness.

85
Gatz
Greenwich V
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Unique

See it if You want to see something completely different - a reading of the Great Gatsby - partially acted. You have a good visual imagination.

Don't see it if You want a straight play - this isn't it. You can't sit through > 8 hours of theater. This is a 2 part with dinner break play.

Also This is definitely for those theater-goers who want to see something u... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You want to see a well-written, well-acted play. This is definitely worth your time.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a straight play that takes some time to reveal itself.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Well done

See it if You like the play/movie and want to see a solid, well-played production. Very good production in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy period pieces; you want a large production; you can't sit through over 2 hours of a straight play.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if If you want to see great theater. The interpretation of the text [it cannot be the movie!] is masterful and the acting excellent.

Don't see it if You can't get over that the kids are played by adults [get OVER it!]; if you think Jeff Daniels should be Gregory Peck [he isn't!] Go SEE it

Also Anyone has to appreciate that a LIVE theatrical experience cannot be t... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Good idea

See it if You want a concert of random pieces that Toscanini may have conducted. You want some idea of Toscanani's reaction to his time in history.

Don't see it if You are expecting a play - this is a concert with a smattering of Toscanini. The musicians are wonderful. The choice of music is confusing.

Also This could have been great rather than mediocre. The projections could... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great dancing, So much fun!

See it if You love the movie 'Clueless' or you HAVE to see Dove Cameron live. Take your teenage girls who love the movie. Go for pure fun.

Don't see it if You think this is a new musical - It is NOT!! Watch the movie - if that's not for you, this isn't for you. Maybe not for the purists.

Also For other reviews: remember - this is an existing MOVIE with an existi... Read more Read less