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Bridgewater | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (80)
60
During previews
Amateurish

See it if You want to see a musical that’s not great but about current social issues with songs you might know

Don't see it if You want to be engrossed and moved; you expect it to be good.

Also So very disappointing in so many ways. The book is awful. Some strong ... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love the big shows. See it even if you disliked the movie.

Don't see it if You want an intimate show

Also Hard working cast.Danny was out when I saw it. Some miscasting and som... Read more Read less

65
Music and dance 90. story 20

See it if You like the music and you can wait patiently in between a weird plot for the next number.

Don't see it if You’re not in the above category.

Also Singing, musicians and dancing were great. The rest was meh.

69
Hard to follow, Excruciating

See it if You like the play and are familiar with the plot.

Don't see it if You have a hard time paying attention to Shakespeare or you’re looking for something fun and light.

Also Hard to sit through. The plot is complicated, and add to that the acce... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing

See it if You like one woman shows and you like real life, contemporary stories.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in relationships and you are not a sympathetic person.

Also Conflicted about this one. One thing that bothered me from the start -... Read more Read less

93
All My Sons
Midtown W
Beautiful interpretation of a classic, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of classic American drama. You won’t be disappointed

Don't see it if You want to see something funny and light.

Also I loved this interpretation of Miller’s great play. I was completely a... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’re in the mood for something completely different and you want to see great acting and an incredibly interesting set.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following fast, slick dialogue. You lack a sense of humor. Not for kids.

Also I’d read up a bit before you go so you understand the context. It help... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Relevant, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if See it if you’re interested in the subject, want to learn about it, and are ready for your thinking to be challenged.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a play that deals with The Constitution and/or you don’t want to have to think.

Also It’s a little “messy” in the beginning but tightens up as it moves alo... Read more Read less

80
During previews
High energy, Quirky, Fun

See it if You like fun,loud, high energy musicals focused on high school teens

Don't see it if You want a quiet show and/or mature themes or are struggling in high school - the “how to cope” message is confusing and maybe not helpful.

Also This was a high energy show. Very well cast. Will Roland shone. Everyo... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Entertaining, Too many themes

See it if You want to see a great performance by Rupp. The plot is weak and meanders in areas but she really delivers.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in plot themes about lesbians, religion, sexuality... among themes. You don’t like an intimate theater setting.

Also I really enjoyed Rupp’s performance. Pleasant surprise. I felt the rol... Read more Read less

80
Touching, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in or open to learning about black/gay/homophobia themes; you appreciate a capella music.

Don't see it if If don’t care about black/gay/homophobia issues; you want to see an uplifting and funny play

Also Beautifully acted. Johnson and Pope were not on; understudies Burke an... Read more Read less

88
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You are interested in women’s topics and in the power of Gloria Steinem.

Don't see it if ...you’re not.

Also Great venue. Very intimate. Creative. Did a great job tying in real ne... Read more Read less

65
Overrated

See it if You love Elaine May. She does a nice job.

Don't see it if you want something fun or light; or if you are expecting something compelling.

Also I wanted to like this. It was just pointless. It’s vessel to showcase ... Read more Read less

82
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Great acting, Slow

See it if You’re interested in the story of Joan of Arc seen from a different perspective. You like up close theater.

Don't see it if The topic is not intriguing or if you want to see something funny.

Also Acting was excellent and sometimes riveting. Play was slow at times th... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You like theater that deals with relevant topics from varied viewpoints. The plot unfolds with emotional performances by the cast.

Don't see it if You are intolerant to racial issues (even though maybe you should see this!) and/or want to see a fun play.

Also Great acting. Great plot. Thought provoking plot - sad, but true.

92
During previews
Beautiful, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience a beautifully written, produced, acted and sung snapshot of life during the Depression.

Don't see it if You want to see something light.

Also Wow this was an exquisite production. Dylan’s music provides a backdro... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Entertaining, Average, Tries to please

See it if You’re from New Jersey and have fond memories of growing up. And you like rock music.

Don't see it if You are expecting something deep or want to see great theater. It’s just ok.

Also This show tries hard. The Do Over theme is well played out. However so... Read more Read less

81
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Timely, Often interesting, Great female voices, Trying at times

See it if You like musicals and are interested in the themes of immigration/deportation.

Don't see it if You’re not patient, because the show is weak in some spots.

Also Female leads are strong and their voices shine. The plot has highs and... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Disappointing

See it if You are interested in issues related to disability or inclusion of people with disabilities

Don't see it if A LOT of dialogue and the use of sign language, captioning, and a somewhat confusing message isn’t how you want to spend almost three hours

68
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if you really, really, really like Donna Summer and her life story

Don't see it if you are expecting a Donna Summer concert or a happy disco 80's show. stay away if you are not interested in her life story

Also Saw on first night of previews. The cast - 3 female leads especially -... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Kings
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Political

See it if You’re into politics.

Don't see it if You need a break from politics.

Also The acting is good. Ambitious script could be edited. Author did lots ... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Interesting

See it if you like history and/or music. The acting is terrific and the opera singer superb. It's like nothing I've seen before.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the topic or in the genre of music.

71
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Miscast. phoned in. disappointing. interesting story.

See it if The story intrigues you.

Don't see it if You saw the original - you will be disappointed.

Also Spoiler alert ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Upbeat fun needs trimming

See it if You like high energy fun shows like School of Rock or Legally Blond.

Don't see it if You want something mature. It's purely fun.

Also Saw in previews. Thought lead who played Cady had great voice but lack... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Complex long inconsistent acting

See it if You are interested in investing, money, corruption and you have a long attention span

Don't see it if You have trouble following a play with many characters and motives.

90
Hilarious, Clever

See it if You are looking for a fun night with many laughs and can afford the ticket

Don't see it if You offended by the f-word. You prefer scripted shows.

70
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You like Letts.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a long play whose lead character is not likable - clothed or unclothed.

Also The cast was fine. But the play fell short.

80
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained. Sarah Stiles and Santino Fontana and Andy Grotelueschen give excellent performances. The cast delivers!!

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or if you don’t like the premise of the script.

Also Some of the ballads bored me. So I felt it was uneven. But when it was... Read more Read less

70
Burn This
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You like the actors.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of Adam Driver

Also This didn’t come together for me. Three of the four actors seemed disc... Read more Read less

69
Socrates
East Village
Cerebral slow thought provoking

See it if You’re in the mood to think

Don't see it if You want something light and easy to digest

81
Ink
Midtown W
Interesting

See it if You’re interested in the news media

Don't see it if You have a hard time following fast paced shows with actors speaking in accents.

Also The play was presented in an interesting way. I felt the actors were h... Read more Read less

68
Meh

See it if You’re interested in the subjects

Don't see it if You are expecting to see extraordinary performances or learn anything new. The play takes place in an alternate universe. I’m not kidding.

89
During previews
Beautiful, Modern, Clever

See it if You’re in the mood for something non-traditional.

Don't see it if You want a typical musical and you don’t like theater that is thought-provoking.

Also I’ll try to describe it by saying it’s like a mash-up of Rent/JC Super... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Delightful

See it if You like musicals and are in the mood for something peppy.

Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humor.

Also This was a fun show with a hard working cast. The theater is small and... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You’re a fan of the actors and want to see them perform sad and intimate monologues.

Don't see it if You want to have fun.

Also The acting was good but the plots didn’t offer enough for me.

55
Disappointing, Cringeworthy

See it if You are over 55 feeling nostalgic and you want to see a musical and cher is appealing to you and your expectations are low

Don't see it if You really like cher. You’ll be disappointed.

Also tonight’s show lacked pizazz. The lead was the standby. Lacked stage p... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Sensory overload

See it if You want to see a great performance by Cranston; you are interested in the medium and the message

Don't see it if You don’t like frenetic plays.

Also Cranston is in the zone. He outperforms the rest of the cast. The stag... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of the novel or are interested in the topic. See it if you like longer plays

Don't see it if You can’t sit through almost theee hours of a serious play.

Also Saw first night of previews. Second act wasn’t as strong as first. I s... Read more Read less

82
For a previous production
Clever, Fun

See it if You want to laugh and you like slapstick physical comedy. You want some Fun with your family. It’s lighthearted fun

Don't see it if You want to see something deep.

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like stories about complex relationships, you have a sense of humor, you are empathetic to lgbt issues, and you love theater.

Don't see it if You are not described above.

Also First night of previews and everything just clicked. I loved the inter... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Weird

See it if You are open minded and liberal.

Don't see it if You’re not open minded and liberal.

Also It’s a fun show but not for everyone. It’s not your typical jukebox. I... Read more Read less

30
Couldn’t hear actors

See it if if you’re a fan of the play and you’re in the front few rows

Don't see it if If you’re not in the category above

Also I left after the first act. The theater swallowed the voices of the ac... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Poignant

See it if You are a fan of Albee and/or you want to see some great acting

Don't see it if You’re not interested in plots about getting older, females, life, regrets...

92
Tour de force

See it if You love the art & craft of theater and you are in the mood for an introspective spiritual, political, social commentary.

Don't see it if You want something light.

Also Well cast. The acting is exquisite. Garfield and McArdle are superb. T... Read more Read less

75
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Great singing, Energetic

See it if You like classical music and classic rock. It's not a Broadway show. It's a show on Broadway - literally.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional musical or if you don’t like classical music and classic rock. Also don’t see it if you’re a Broadway snob.

Also Lots of hard working performers. There are elements I liked more than ... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You are looking for a good musical to see. It has a bit of everything. It's in the round, it's colorful, clever, creative

Don't see it if you don't like fantasy or myth or stories or fables

Also This was a show with a lot of heart although I felt something was miss... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Resonant, Poignant, Not a concert

See it if you like Bruce and you are a liberal; you like the complexity in his lyrics and his stories; you don't mind paying a high price

Don't see it if You are expecting BBRRRUUUCCEEE. This is a mostly quiet and poignant show. If you lean conservative you might get turned off.

Also This is a one of a kind experience but it is pricey. It is not a conce... Read more Read less

80
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Entertaining and incoherent

See it if You like Saturday night live sketches after weekend update.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or don't want to pay for 90 minutes of a comedic and weird show

Also Cast was good. Look like they have fun acting. The play is just missin... Read more Read less

78
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Absorbing, Somewhat dissatisfying

See it if You can go with the flow and hear many life stories

Don't see it if You like traditional plays. You are not introspective.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Haunting

See it if You appreciate beautiful, complex music scores and singing and orchestrations.

Don't see it if You're looking for a typical Broadway musical and score and toe tapping songs.