CLAUDIA 6076

New York City

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Reviews (163)
78
The White Devil
West Village
Slow, Indulgent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Splendid ensemble acting and directing. Difficult play to watch since it lacks any moral value. This is a play where characters lean towards

Don't see it if you do not appreciate the atmosphere of a Jacobean tragedy

Also towards profoundly immoral and wicked, as they exist in a sinful world... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if A brave woman shares her personal tragic marital experience and the pain, and suffering she has endured as its result. I admire the courage,

Don't see it if If you do not like solo performances

Also courage, and the resilience of the protagonist, but she left out eleme... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if I did not know the unique story of Vilma ghetto, and in spite of the tragic subject matter I felt elevated by the human spirit.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the Holocaust

Also It is an outstanding work on the part of the author Ira Fuchs, directo... Read more Read less

100
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if Extraordinary acting from Mandi Masden; the story line develops enjoyably, almost enchantingly, but make no mistake this is a

Don't see it if You do not like dramas

Also very serious, earthshaking, devastatingly tragic moment.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great set design, Edgy

See it if Extraordinary acting and directing. Will sustain your attention 100%. Ultimately both brother share the same belief that the West is

Don't see it if You a fan of Tom Shepard's plays

Also essential and unattainable. This play allegorizes for me the men’ loss... Read more Read less

50
Life x3
Chelsea
Disappointing, Banal, Boring, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Yasmine Reza has manipulating through dialog the story; without adding relevancy or meaning to it. The acting and directing was excellent.

Don't see it if you want to see good theatre

81
During previews
Excruciating, Dizzying, Slow, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Great acting. Did not enjoy the violence.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Kurt Vonnegut

100
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if This play astutely demonstrates the truth about elections, and how, once elected the officials can subvert the majority vote in local

Don't see it if if you do not like plays about elections

Also elections for as long as they wish. This play, however has a very inte... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if I have witness the miracle of exceptional acting, and directing, by proving that this revival of Tennessee Williams’s play is well deserved,

Don't see it if if you do not like Tennessee Williams

Also in spite of its long hiatus. The actors have perfectly encapsulated th... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if “Be More chill” is in every sense the musical interpretation of what “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” movie represented

Don't see it if If you are short sighted and you are not able to let yourself be convinced by the mass appeal of this work

Also for the 20th century generation: a sci-fi adventure that captures what... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Must see, Riveting

See it if The performance of Shane O’Regan was EXTRAORDINARY impersonating 24 characters in his storytelling. He was able to make

Don't see it if If you do not like one character plays, and/or dramatic plays.

Also those characters “come to life” in a cinematic style in my imagination... Read more Read less

60
Less Than 50%
Midtown E
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny, Indulgent

See it if Gianmarco Soresi portrays himself as a standup comedian and also as the character of this autobiographical play.

Don't see it if if you expect a full-blown comedy

Also The juxtapositions of the two modes of expressions were not well blend... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Beloved
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if Beloved is an emotional rollercoaster, with a heroine who wants to transform her life through art and love, and a storyline with a tragic

Don't see it if You do not like one-person shows

Also plot twist. Elinor DiLorenzo delivers a compelling, amazing and terrif... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if The very talented all-Asian cast and crew used song, dance, and mannerisms to depict stylistically the brutal mistreatment of Korean comfort

Don't see it if You are not interested in history, or/and you like light-hearted musicals

Also women in the WWII by imperial Japan. For five decades after the War th... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if The interrelation of reality with fantasy makes the storyline hazy at times. Fortunately the director, Charlotte Moore has adapted

Don't see it if you only like Broadway shows

Also the musical. Fortunately the musical ‘s lyrics are spirited, vibrant, ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if Vitaly is a master of the art of illusion. All his acts are original and they allow for the maximum manipulation of our attention

Don't see it if you do not like illusionism

Also and perception. He concentrates mostly on our visual perceptions in su... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if The multiple erotic identities of Suzy Solidor, the famous Parisian cabaret singer and actress are brought to life by Jessica Walker

Don't see it if you are not interested in LGBT stories

Also with excellent finesse. Walker is able to render precise meaning to ea... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if “The Fourth Wall” was written during the Clinton-Bush election year 1992, but substantially revised by the author to take into account

Don't see it if Do not go if you do not like A.G. Gurney, or political theatre, or the liberal point of view with regard to activism and unity among people

Also the Bush presidency and the 9/11 attacks. ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if This play is an extraordinary intense experience delivered by four great actors who are able to portray the complex, three dimensional

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Eugene O'nell

Also characters to perfection.

85
During previews
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if This is a story based on imagination, nevertheless the two characters Tennessee Williams and William Inge are portrayed with known facts.

Don't see it if You have ambivalence towards homosexual and gay rights issues

90
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Realistic portrayal of autism is revealed in a story that brought me joy and touched my heart. The entire ensemble delivered extraordinary

Don't see it if If you are not able “to see the world through different eyes.”

Also performances that brought new meanings to social interactions.

100
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Great stage lighting, Great ensemble acting, Absorbing

See it if This is my third production of this play, and I believe it will leave its own mark. The direction of George C. Wolfe is remarkable

Don't see it if You can’t concentrate and sit for a 4 hours play, or you are not a fan of Eugene O’Neill.

Also in bringing together all the characters as a group, and showcasing the... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Great singing, Great song lyrics, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if This upbeat musical examines the prejudices against the gay people from the perspective of an old fashioned loving Jewish couple.

Don't see it if you do not like old fashioned peoples

Also It turns out that the husband (the wife is dead) behavior is of utmost... Read more Read less

72
Dogs of Rwanda
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great music accompaniment, Great staging, Emotional

See it if This very emotional and personal story of redemption is revealed by the adult obsessed by the murder and the violence he had witnessed

Don't see it if You like ensemble plays.

Also as a tanager in April 1994, at the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. ... Read more Read less

88
Mother Lode
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if Extraordinary performance from Linda Haston. Her performance had depth of expression, and accent on dialogue tone, body language and

Don't see it if If you have/had someone close with Alzheimer's Disease, since it may bring back painful memories (my case).

Also mannerisms in order to portray the mother-daughter relationship over t... Read more Read less

100
The Lehman Trilogy
Upper E Side
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Tour de force performance from Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, Ben Miles. It took my breath away. The action packed play required

Don't see it if You lack the concentration for a convoluted 3 hours long story.

Also stretches of my imagination especially since each actor impersonates m... Read more Read less

80
During previews
After
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if It is a compelling sorry that looks at the snow bowling effect of bulling among teenagers left unchecked and punished by our inept

Don't see it if You do not like play about families crises

Also educational system and the role of fathers involvement in teenager’ bu... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if This play is typical "Guare" since the characters' dreams, hopes, and realities are juxtaposed with the harsh reality of life,

Don't see it if if you are not fond of John Guare style

Also including child abandonment, murder, adultery etc.

95
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy

See it if Excellent ensemble acting and directing. The play develops slowly as a mystery novel that will keep you gripped until the last page when

Don't see it if You do not like psychological tales.

Also answers are revealed.

100
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if The play is about Gloria Steinem life from her teenage years taking care of her mentally ill mother, her early career as a journalist in

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the women liberation movement

Also New York, her feminist "conversion" at a 1968 abortion-rights rally an... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if A touchy story about a family with a child with disabilities, that brings to light the sacrifices and the constant struggle to make

Don't see it if do not like play about children with disabilities

Also the child “happy.” It is an uplifting story that left me sad and happy... Read more Read less

92
Wild Abandon
Chelsea
Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Autobiographical, Great composing

See it if Wonderfully performance by a very talented songwriter, composer and performer Leenya Rideout.

Don't see it if If you do not like solo shows.

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if WONDERFUL in every respect: great music, a heartfelt story of success in show business, and a love story. Although Berlin was exceptional

Don't see it if you do not like Irving Berlin's music

Also in its talent, his love for his adopted country, it is not unique it i... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if The show is original and timely. It does explore that many basic rights of women, and minorities are not guaranteed, and easily overturned.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in this subject matter

Also We must have a body of laws to protect us against anarchy. "We the Peo... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Unraveled
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Great staging, Slow

See it if Well acted, directed but the storyline appeared fragmented, and too melodramatic.

Don't see it if you do not want to be depressed

100
Great singing, Great choreography, Great set design, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if The evolution of Carol King from a suburban housewife to a hall of fame singer-songwriter explores the social changes of the 1960th.

Don't see it if If you do not like rock n roll

Also The musical songs and their interpretations were magnificent. Abby Mue... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if The play has great ensemble acting, it is funny and sad at the same time, and it is always insightful. The strong self-esteem, with its

Don't see it if You do not like play of ideas as a genre

Also accompanying dimensions of identity and self-worth, or lack of, is bas... Read more Read less

68
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow

See it if I do congratulate the actors for an excellent performance. I personally do not think that the original story by Anton Chekhov called

Don't see it if if you do not like off off Broadway theatre.

Also The Fiancée can be adapted or reinterpreted as a short play.

93
During previews
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if I have seen mime associated with dance, the performers heads replaced by objects, such as a violin for the face, or the whole-body hidden

Don't see it if You do not like mime as an art form.

Also by the darkness of the stage. Although the actors are unrecognizable a... Read more Read less

95
Conflict
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great sets & costumes, Intelligent

See it if This play is best described as the “blending of political satire, psychological drama, and romantic comedy’’ written in the program by

Don't see it if You only like modern day plays

Also Maya Cantu. It is a period play, set in early 1920s, similar to the la... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if Dennis Kelly's one-woman play looks at the slow dissolution of a family in the most tragic manner. Carey Mulligan performance is intense,

Don't see it if you do not like plays with monologues

Also nuanced and compelling. She is extraordinary.

75
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Confusing

See it if Kiersey Clemons and Liz Mikel have delivered outstanding performances. I found the second vignette heartbreaking, and touching.

Don't see it if if you did not like "the Vagina Monologues" and the Good Body" by Eve Ensler

Also I was confused by the first vignette; the writing was sketchy. The las... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Remarkable play by Marina Carr, outstanding performances from Pamela J. Gray, and Stephanie Roth Haberle, was staged with directorial

Don't see it if if you do not like irish playwrights

Also prowess by Ciarán O’Reilly in a very tight space (not an easy task). T... Read more Read less

90
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if Truly captivating, convincing characters and a storyline that trample the emotion-charged debate between race-based college admissions

Don't see it if You do not recognize the deep racial divide in America

Also versus the transparent system based on SAT scores and other quantifiab... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if Extraordinary performance from Joshua Jackson. Kudos to the cast, director, scenic designer, and to the rest of the team.

Don't see it if If you are not interested in the subject matter

Also This play advances a solution in the words of Lauren Ridloff, telling ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Riveting

See it if As soon as I entered the theatre I knew that this production directed by Jack Cummings III will overwhelm me.

Don't see it if if you did not like any play by Tennessee Williams you have seen.

Also The stage was completely white, like in the production the “View from ... Read more Read less

90
Yerma
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Great set designer, Great lighting designer, Absorbing

See it if This adaptation of Lorca’s classic play has been radically reimagined by the director and dramatist Simon Stone.

Don't see it if you do not like drama

Also I found the play slow, and boring for quite some time until Yerma come... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if This is a whimsical adaptation of Dinesen’s story, with incredible performances, under the direction of Karin Concord.

Don't see it if You do not believe in the art of the theatre and you are satisfied with the movie.

Also The adaptation is able to present that time, destiny, gratitude, relig... Read more Read less

86
Breitwisch Farm
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if The minimalist staging brought front and center the acting abilities of the performers. They had a wonderful score by Jeremy J. Kamps

Don't see it if you enjoy more elaborate stage shows

Also to work with. The acting was superb; each character was rendered as an... Read more Read less

96
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if This is a complex play that addresses the prejudices against LGBTQ youth in high school, and the intolerance and bigotry against them

Don't see it if you are not interested in plays about LGBTQ, in spite of the fact that you are accepting all types of diversity

Also by their family members and the members of the Church. Within this ove... Read more Read less