CAROL H 612680

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Reviews (285)
84
During previews
Mothers
Midtown W
Cringe-worthy, Riveting, Great acting, Funny, Intense

See it if you are interested in a show about trivial parental disagreements that suddenly shift into dystopian horror. Quite a roller coaster ride.

Don't see it if it disturbs you to see a hamster eat its young.

Also I had no idea what to expect walking into the theater. I thought I was... Read more Read less

72
The Exes
Midtown W
Weak writing, Unexciting, Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny

See it if An interesting premise, but misses the mark. Relationships and motivations are not fully explained but there are some bright, funny moments

Don't see it if you want to see a memorable play that connects all the dots. Despite some charm, some of the dots were missing.

Also Two minor characters were most entertaining: the butler and the ex-wif... Read more Read less

77
Ambitious, Dated, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if one man's story re his time at Riker's. Very talented actor performed many characters seamlessly. Outdated because laws have changed since

Don't see it if You want a current reflection of Riker's. As of Jan 2020, prisoners will be released without bail pending trial.

82
Make Believe
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want an insightful look into how childhood trauma upends an adult’s life. Impressive performances by the kids; adults great too.

Don't see it if You don’t like kids in plays or family dramas

88
During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you want an in depth study of the family dynamics relating to a young woman's eating disorder. Intense and very real.

Don't see it if you have no interest in eating disorders or only enjoy plays that make you feel good.

82
During previews
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cute, Uneven, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy musical comedy. First act was a bit slow but it was setting up for the second act, which was great. Some fun, catchy numbers.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy or Rita Rudner (though I do and she was great.)

90
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny

See it if you enjoy quality a musical performed by a very talented cast. Thoroughly enjoyable. Broadway potential.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or small venues.

70
In the Green
Upper W Side
Slow, Historically inaccurate, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want to see an odd play with fabulous singing. Child/woman is locked up by the church for 30 years had hallucinations then made a saint.

Don't see it if you want an interesting plot to go with the great singing.

76
Amateurish, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you can enjoy a fun musical despite uneven performances and an unpolished production. It needs work, but I enjoy myself.

Don't see it if you want a show that has already worked out all its kinks.

70
Dying City
Midtown W
Confusing, Pointless, Great acting, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you want a well acted piece with a weak premise and meandering plot. Lots of talking, not much action, inconclusive resolution.

Don't see it if you want a play with dialog that propels the plot somewhere interesting.

78
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the life of the first professional woman baseball player. Second act much better than the first.

Don't see it if you have no interest in women in sports or African Americans in the Negro league.

Also The first act had almost no plot at all, but did have some entertainin... Read more Read less

75
God of Marz
Midtown W
Silly, Quirky, Ambitious, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a goofy little show with a mish-mash of entertaining acts within an odd story. It was a weird show, but I found myself laughing.

Don't see it if you don't want to deviate from the typical. Or if jokes about Jesus or religion bothers you.

Also A little reminiscent of camp talent night but with overall good perfor... Read more Read less

78
safeword.
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to understand the motivations behind BDSM. Since the lead is a nurse, I would rename this show Fifty Shades of Gray's Anatomy.

Don't see it if seeing variant lifestyles depicted on stage makes you uncomfortable.

Also I was actually pleasantly surprised with the complexity of the plot, t... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Great writing, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want an in depth exploration of a unique side of sexual crime by telling it through the eyes of an often unconsidered victim.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with the subject of rape or you don't like being in a theater that is four stories underground.

85
Original Sound
West Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you are interested in the music business or strong character development. The story draws you in and the characters make you stay.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical; this is a play about music with some music in it. Or you don't like small venues.

88
Riveting, Great acting, Funny, Spooky, Suspenseful

See it if you want a ghost story with humor, references to horror movies and a big dollop of human compassion. Well done and thoroughly enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't like small venues or supernatural stories.

85
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy social commentary told in song. Almost an opera, with little talking. Well paced.

Don't see it if if you don't like shows in small venues with minimal sets.

78
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a funny show that takes jabs at televangelists.

Don't see it if you are bothered when a show makes fun of Christian beliefs.

30
The Sinless
East Village
Poor writing, Disappointing, Denigrating, Inaccurate, Excruciating

See it if you want a narrative (not a play) that paints a false view of observant Judaism with an offensive brush. You want to condemn; not understand

Don't see it if you want realistic depiction of the way observant Jews really live.Whether this is due to ignorance or intolerance, only the writer can tell

Also The first rule of writing is write what you know. This golden rule was... Read more Read less

75
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you like a pleasant, high-tech lounge act. With wealth of songs available, this could have been so much better. Interesting hologram effect

Don't see it if you don't like old musicals or you need a story line to enjoy the music.

90
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you want a centuries old play with plot twists and clever use of language that uses modern methods to add excitement and make the play move.

Don't see it if you have trouble with Shakespearean era language or are a purist who doesn't want anything messing with the classic script.

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

See it if you are interested in the topic of bullying and want to understand effect it has on the parents of both the bully as well as the victim.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas or want a musical.

85
During previews
Holy Day
West Village
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the dark side of colonial Australia. A dense, dark story filled with raw emotions, not easy to watch, but well worth it.

Don't see it if you are looking for something funny or lighthearted.

88
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a mostly even-handed perspective on acceptance of gay marriage. Entertaining and good humored. You will laugh and you will think.

Don't see it if you cannot accept or understand views that oppose your own, regardless on which side of the debate you see yourself.

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if you are interested in an upbeat musical. The story line is okay but the singing and dancing are great. Creative set. Funny movie references

Don't see it if you are a man (or woman) who cannot admit that he has enjoyed a chick flick.

88
Delightful, Dated, Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an entertaining, enjoyable albeit imperfect performance of a classic show. Well done given the venue's limitations.

Don't see it if you don't like Cabaret unless Alan Cummings is the MC and Liza is Sally.

Also A very good performance considering that it was in a little Brooklyn o... Read more Read less

94
Epic, Not to be missed, Masterful, Great singing, Fabulous

See it if You enjoy great music with amazing effects and incredibly talented cast. Story was weird but with music like this who cares?

Don't see it if You hate rock music.

94
Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious, Fabulous

See it if You want to laugh and be dazzled by catchy musical numbers and impressive special effects. Great show!

Don't see it if You want sophistication or you are troubled by a lighthearted musical about death.

82
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn more about an amazing inspiring woman. British paratrooper, brave Zionist who died attempting to rescue Holocaust victims

Don't see it if you find facts about the Holocaust too difficult to experience or you don't like one woman shows.

Also While you're at the theater. visit the museum's Auschwitz exhibit. Hea... Read more Read less

85
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Riveting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you want a little show that packs a big punch. Emotionally powerful. Characters are flawed but complex. One truly terrifying moment.

Don't see it if you don't like small venues or shows that might scare you.

Also I kept thinking about this play long after we left the theater. I was ... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Creative, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if You want an enjoyable funny musical about dating that is partly improv. Fun night with friends and maybe find your true love.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the world of on line dating or don’t appreciate improv

84
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Profound, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you are interesting in a Ugandan family's turmoil. It may not be a new story, but it is aptly told and hits the emotional heartstrings.

Don't see it if you are not interest in dramas about family or Uganda's cruel approach to anyone who doesn't fit their mold.

85
During previews
Quirky, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love Chekhov, or if you hate Chekhov. This play makes fun of the classic author but also gives credit where credit is due.

Don't see it if don't like seeing men in female roles, or small venues.

81
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an intimate and yet humorous view of the Hillary's relationship with Bill and Obama. Better than expected.

Don't see it if you have no knowledge of recent political intrigue or are so pro-Hillary that you can't laugh at her.

85
Historical, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful, Funny

See it if you would like a funny view of a very serious time in Irish history. Excellent character actors. Interesting set over the audience.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding deep Irish accents or have no interest in Irish history.

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you want to see Nathan Lane doing what he does best - making me laugh. A mix of Shakespearean references and fart jokes, plus a baby shark.

Don't see it if you don't know enough about Shakespeare to get the jokes or are too much of a snob to giggle at swinging penises.

98
Amazing!, Zeyer gut!, Must see, Masterful, Delightful

See it if you want a fabulous show from overture to final bows. Loved every second and can't wait to see it again!

Don't see it if despite the English and Russian super titles, you don't want to see a show in Yiddish.

Also I've seen two different Broadway productions of this show and those we... Read more Read less

70
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Pointless, Clever, Disjointed, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a farce that is designed to be hysterically funny but is only amusing in spots. Also, the point of the play escaped me.

Don't see it if you want a laugh out loud comedy.

83
During previews
Continuity
Midtown W
Great lighting, Creative, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a humorously presented behind the scenes look at movie making, albeit satirical.

Don't see it if you think you're going to show about climate change. It's not. It's a show about a movie that's about climate change.

85
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Exhibitionist, Indulgent, Talented cast, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to see incredibly talented people perform in very scanty attire. Highly skilled dancers (ballet and more) and contortionists.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate two long intermissions to encourage bar sales or incredibly uncomfortable seats. Or if near nudity offends you.

Also While the show itself is rather amazing, the stools at the back of the... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Campy

See it if you know enough about Star Wars to catch the references. You don't have to be a Star Wars nerd, or even a fan, to laugh.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate campy, off-beat humor. These performers are very funny but in a silly way.

85
During previews
Great acting, Riveting, Profound, Intelligent, Powerful

See it if you are interested in a show that entertains as it relays a strong message about society and human nature. Impressive effects.

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas built around unlikable characters and sad but poignant themes.

88
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a modern spin on a Chekhov classic. It was really funny and not boring and depressing like Chekhov tends to be. Great cast.

Don't see it if you don't like comedies or small theaters.

92
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh - really laugh - and enjoy great musical numbers by a talented cast. Loved it! Would see it again.

Don't see it if you would rather see a drama or it offends you to see a man in a dress.

85
Actually, We're F**ked
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want a lighthearted, current-day comedy with some cute twists that doesn't take itself too seriously. I enjoyed quite a few good laughs.

Don't see it if you don't like contemporary plays or are a sensitive millennial with no sense of humor.

82
During previews
Perp
Midtown W
Confusing, Intelligent, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what happens when zealous cops find a slow-witted perp that fits their needs. More humor than drama but very well acted.

Don't see it if you want a more conventional story line or prefer musicals.

90
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want a powerful, gut wrenching play about one chapter of the Holocaust. Historically informative. Lovely a cappella in Hebrew/Yiddish.

Don't see it if you deny the Holocaust and don't want to confront the truth.

Also At the end of the show, a character comes on stage to warn the audienc... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Dated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the social concerns of 100 years ago. Nice, enjoyable play but no fireworks.

Don't see it if you have no interest in anything from the past and only like modern plays.

87
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy an absurdist farce filled with intelligent humor. Great acting, cute effects and a fabulous cast.

Don't see it if you think a pie in the face is funny. This humor requires some thought to appreciate.

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you know and love the music, you will still enjoy this bare bones version. Some great voices, others less so, but overall enjoyable.

Don't see it if you want some odd scenic choices to have relevance. For some reason they had this out of place chain link fence, but never say why.

Also If the fence was meant to be a political statement it was not only irr... Read more Read less