CharlesDickensLover

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (18)
70
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Took a surprising turn, Indulgent, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you LOVE Tracy Letts or Armie Hammer. if you love the "human comedy" of regular people being absurd ...you LOVE plays that offer a twist.

Don't see it if ...you love Blair Brown/Jessie Mueller. They have nothing to do in this play. If you want a powerful, thought-provoking dialogue or story.

Also interesting premise but a let-down. It should cost $45 per eat and be ... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if ...you love the lead actress Mary Louise Parker, if you like two-handers with mildly interesting dialogue and if you like suspense.

Don't see it if ...you expect the suspense you experienced to be rewarded with a logical, clever, poignant, conclusion. You will not.

Also It feels immature, as if it was written by a student borrowing good id... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if See if you like great acting particularly Kate Mulgrew, and stories about intelligent, exceptional, courageous, rule-breaking women.

Don't see it if ... you don't like cliches about women's relationships and the infantilization of two heroic scientists. Too long and not enough science.

86
Great singing, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like to see edgy, interesting, intellectual theatre with a big heart, beautiful, lusty singing and cute men!

Don't see it if You don't like non-traditional sets, slightly dark subject matter, very passionate and primal performances.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Riveting, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Any person interested in Irish history, or world history. Any person interested in passionate human behavior and redemption.

Don't see it if A very tough potentially disturbing show about events that actually took place. Violent imagery, anger; this is not a story-book family.

84
Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love shakespeare, you love Julius Caesar, you love edgy theatre.

Don't see it if ...if you want to see consistently good acting, elaborate set.

62
Fluffy, Great singing, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like light, silly musicals. You like the woman who stars in this. You like a great soprano voice.

Don't see it if ...you want to see something important or fulfilling. This is total fluff.

53
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you love Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if don't like Mary Louise Parker, over-acting, irrational story, uninteresting characters.

91
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see a compelling subject, contemporary and well done. Great acting. Honest acting. Romance, tension. True representation.

Don't see it if you don't like honest naturalistic shows.

68
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if ...if you love any version of this great story.

Don't see it if you expect a great set or a decent version of story or powerful effects or logical and linear story-telling.

Also This show could have been brilliant - there were so many elements that... Read more Read less

81
Intense, Must see, Great writing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if A powerful piece of Americana and an honest portrait of a particularly racist corner of our country at a particularly racist time.

Don't see it if you were expecting superb acting. Ed Harris took over for Jeff Daniels and Nina Grollman for Celia Bolger, and they are adequate.

Also I was also quite surprised at how unimpressive the white male characte... Read more Read less

77
Slow, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing

See it if see if you like Corey Stull, if you like Shakespeare if you like Macbeth and want to see a shortened version.

Don't see it if if you don't like Shakespeare or want to understand every line of play. don't see if you're tired as play takes total concentration.

Also the only actor on the stage who is totally comprehensible is Corey Stu... Read more Read less

68
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dizzying, Dated, Cliched

See it if See it if you have little kids (under 12) that specifically like the story of Aladdin or who are young at heart, naive, new to Broadway.

Don't see it if Don't see if you like unique, well-written, interesting stories, or if you tend not to like musicals, or things that are corny.

87
Amazng, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love exceptional stage craft and a sweet and clever story. Must see if you are a Harry Potter fan.

Don't see it if Very fluffy, a bit on the silly side, a large proportion is the experience of children making friends. Magic and fantasy abound.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like Kelly O'Hara, love musicals, love great dancing, love the only two songs you'll recognize: "Too Darn Hot' and 'So In Love'.

Don't see it if You want to see something edgy, or a story that makes any sense whatsoever.

100
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love a story delivered by a charming, erudite, sincere, brilliant, clever star. You like history. You are worried about this country.

Don't see it if ... you are expecting a musical or if you need to see elaborate sets and costumes.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you like having your heart melt, gorgeous sets, great dancing powerful singing and acting. Even if you feel like you've seen it before.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. Although you should see it anyway. It is life-enhancing.

71
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Great acting, Slow

See it if you have never seen it to add to your play repertoire.

Don't see it if you want to see great compelling original writing.