CAROL H 612680

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Reviews (355)
85
Great staging, Dated, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want a very enjoyable but confused mashup of pathos mixed with humor. Imagine Dickens meets the Marx brothers.

Don't see it if you need a big theater with extravagant numbers.

Also This theater did an amazing job with a tiny stage. Exceptional talent ... Read more Read less

92
WIT
East Village
Difficult subject matter, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting, Powerful

See it if you want to feel the pain, fear, suffering of a cancer patient as she navigates through chemo. Emotional performances, talented cast.

Don't see it if the subject of cancer upsets you.

Also I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the actors in this s... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a layered drama with realistic characters, peppered with humor. Phylicia Rashad was exceptional. Interesting perspective well done

Don't see it if you don't like plays about the common man or woman and don't care about societal issues

85
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like interesting characters, clever dialog, amusing metaphors and a surprising resolution at the end.

Don't see it if you can't understand that a sandwich may not always be just a sandwich.

65
Dated, Overrated, Indulgent, Funny, Disappointing

See it if you want a show that pretends to be improv, but really isn't. Stale jokes about old politics.

Don't see it if you want something new, relevant. Only half the audience laughed. Since it was a 9pm show, that half probably had drinks before the show.

Also This is the same old thing we've seen before, usually way off Broadway... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Bob Dylan's music and would like to hear it reimagined beautifully. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if you don't like Bob Dylan or you need the song lyrics to directly relate to the plot.

Also This is less a musical than it is a play with amazing music. The songs... Read more Read less

90
Spectacular, Innovative, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you enjoy eye dazzling effects and top notch singing and dancing. Finally, something new! Highly enjoyable.

Don't see it if you need a strong plot to enjoy entertainment. The plot is peculiar and pointless, but the amazing performances more than make up for it.

Also Just when I thought I had seen just about every concept on Broadway, I... Read more Read less

85
The Visitor
East Village
Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a musical about immigration that is lively and humorous despite the serious subject.

Don't see it if you don't musicals

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a bit of lighthearted fun. Very enjoyable.

Don't see it if you want a drama or musical.

88
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want an old fashioned British farce with a modern flair. Very funny with pockets of hilarity. Thoroughly entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.

Also Excellent cast, all playing multiple roles. Features one of the best c... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you want some light, fluffy fun to take your mind off your troubles. No need to think too hard, just sit back and enjoy.

Don't see it if you need your shows to have deep, important meaning.

92
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great costumes, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy a lighthearted, fun, upbeat musical where you can bring the kids, but you'll enjoy it without them

Don't see it if you don't like Disney or prefer more adult material.

88
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Dickens and Doyle, here is a well-done mash-up done with humor and spiced with literary tidbits for the avid reader.

Don't see it if you don't like 19th century British literature, bah humbug!

97
Wonderful, Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show that is non stop energy with wonderful performances form beginning to end.

Don't see it if you want to miss a great show

65
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Sporadically funny, Quirky, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of John Keating, who tries very hard to inject life into a dull play

Don't see it if you want a play that is consistently enjoyable.

Also This is a rare miss for the Irish rep theater that until now has never... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Dated

See it if Interesting perspective on racial tension in the 1950s. We have come along way since then, but we still have much to learn.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about racial injustice in the past.

Also One of the characters said that we all need to just sit down and talk ... Read more Read less

95
Intense, Edgy, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like amazing choreography, talented kids, great music and an important message

Don't see it if you don't like shows about kids struggling with identity issues

Also Best show I've seen since before Covid.

85
Indulgent, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if singing and dancing in a prison. Surprisingly light-hearted considering the subject. Entertaining even if it's not really about Cuomo

Don't see it if you are expecting a musical about Cuomo. He is a character, but far from the main focus.

80
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Interesting perspective of a skilled interrogation by the FBI of a woman who Is accused of stealing classified documents

Don't see it if Seeing only one side of a serious crime will affect your enjoyment of the play

Also I knew nothing about Reality Winner but I have done some research. Alt... Read more Read less

80
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Indulgent, Clever, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting

See it if A woman willingly admits to the FBI her crimes of leaking classified information. Intriguing investigative techniques, entertaining.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with a one-sided presentation that uses redaction to hide the facts.

Also I did not know much about Reality Winner but did research on my way ho... Read more Read less

85
Slow, Great writing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a one man show delivered by a very talented performer. Thoroughly enjoyable

Don't see it if You don’t like one actor doing many characters.

75
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You are not offended by white characters depicted as racist idiots. Woke is fine but this was unfairly harsh.

Don't see it if You are upset by hearing the n-word thrown about excessively and seeing people of color goad a white man into saying it even when he refused

Also I understand the need to enlighten the world about racist police but t... Read more Read less

78
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Intense, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great sound

See it if This is not really a play but more of an audio performance with lighting effects. Well done but not what I was hoping it would be.

Don't see it if you don't like sitting in the dark listening to an unsettling story on headphones.

85
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Funny, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want an engrossing story about a dysfunctional family and their questionable affiliations. Holds your interest until the conclusion,

Don't see it if you want a musical or a comedy. This had some funny moments but overall, a dark drama.

55
The Karamazovs
West Village
Ridiculous costumes, Weird, Slow, Avant garde, Disappointing

See it if you want a strange combination of pointless plot, graceless dance and a crazy video. No resemblance to Dostoevsky.

Don't see it if you like Dostoevsky and don't want to cringe when late 1800's Russians are wearing cowboy boots and tartan plaid, oh, and making videos.

78
Enjoyable, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Dated, Funny

See it if a peek into the past "sexual revolution." Interesting to watch how time has changed our views on monogamy. Nice music, pleasant show.

Don't see it if you don't like plays that are based on old movies.

85
Great acting, Delightful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you want an intelligent comedy that is creative and unique. Very enjoyable!

Don't see it if you don't want to come to Brooklyn.

88
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a classic transformed into a modern exploration into divorce and insanity. Creative use of unique props.

Don't see it if you want to see the Medea you read in Comp Lit; this isn't it.

80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want a play that is uniquely staged to reflect three generational stories presented simultaneously on the topic of suicide.

Don't see it if you want an upbeat story or have trouble following the complexities of three simultaneous stories.

90
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Romantic, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you want a beautiful musical that tells a tear-jerking story of a woman's odd romance and its effect on future generations.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

88
During previews
Romantic, Historical, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a high quality off-Broadway revival of a Broadway show. Great cast, Singing, choreography and an engaging plot.

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

75
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Pointless, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you want to see family interactions that have little purpose but interesting to watch. A little suspense would have been nice.

Don't see it if you want a show that has a reason for taking the audience through a bunch of disjointed details that don't really line up or show relevance.

92
Entertaining, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like a humorous, musical "sequel" to Romeo and Juliet, set in 1960 Brooklyn. Fun from start to finish! Reminiscent of Desperate Measures

Don't see it if it upsets you to mess with Shakespeare or you have no sense of humor.

70
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want an avant garde version of Shelley's classic novel. Greatly distanced from the source material with a poetic monster and music.

Don't see it if you want a show that tells the original story of Frankenstein.

88
Silly fun, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to leave your worried behind and just have some silly fun.This was full of energy, singing, dancing and funny. Had a great time!

Don't see it if if you want to challenge your intellect.

80
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if you are interested in a show that is heart-wrenching and timely, exploring different aspects of a school shooting from a unique perspective.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that talk about violence or small venues.

80
Enjoyable, Great staging, Fast-paced, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a one-man show who does many voices/characters, sings and has boundless energy. Interesting effects.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows or you have no interest in anything that happened before 1970.

88
Quirky, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like funny parodies of old movie genres. Entertaining throughout peppered with some laugh out loud moments.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with cross-dressers.

85
One in Two
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you want to see a unique approach to discussing the aids crisis. Told creatively with humor and love without blame or guilt. Talented cast

Don't see it if you don't want to hear anything about aids or you need a complex set.

85
Thought-provoking, Funny, Skilled performer, Educational, Entertaining

See it if you want a taste of Japanese culture in the form of comic story telling. Enjoyable night out, great delivery by a talented actor.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Japanese culture or one person shows.

Also Although I enjoyed this show, I was a bit put off when the performer s... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if you want to hear a Mommy Dearest tale that is moderately entertaining with occasional spots of brightness.

Don't see it if you don't like hearing a daughter bash her famous mother when mother is no longer around to tell her side.

90
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Funny

See it if you want a fresh new comedy. Complex characters with interesting interactions. Seniors are represented as fully developed and well acted.

Don't see it if you think life ends at 75.

Also I was pleasantly surprised at some of the laugh out loud moments, many... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like a British farce that was written a hundred and fifty years ago. Times have changed, but this was really funny and enjoyable.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy old plays or farces.

82
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy, Complex

See it if you want an in depth character study about the abused child as an adult. Twists and revelations.

Don't see it if you don't like small venues or are troubled by the subject matter.

90
Nostalgic, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see a surprisingly talented cast in a tiny Brooklyn venue. Thoroughly enjoyable. Not Broadway or even close, but a great show!

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

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a two actor play with strong character development and powerful, yet subtle, plot development.

Don't see it if you don't like a small cast with a minimal set that allows for the focus to be on the characters and plot.

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in the issues confronting young adults who are living without any parental input or supervision and could use some.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the lives of twenty-something misfits or you don't like small venues.

80
Touching, Funny, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you like a touching, humorous play about an aging man and his son, the complexities of their relationship and the inevitable future.

Don't see it if you are too young to understand the delicate balance of dealing with aging parents.

88
During previews
Thought-provoking, Beautifully choreographed, Taste of a past era, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like Yiddish theater from a bygone time. Fanciful story told through music and beautiful singing. Well done with high quality performers

Don't see it if you don't like subtitles or you don't understand Yiddish

94
Great writing, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want a beautiful musical filled with heart ripping themes and deep emotions wrapped in a perfect production.

Don't see it if you don't care about the feelings that make us human or you don't like musicals.