Coquille 8034

New York City | Female
About:  Avid theater-goer. Discriminating taste.
Reviews (55)
80
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if you want a nostalgic look back at the '60s "free-love" era.

Don't see it if you have no interest in a quirky look at the "sexual revolution."

86
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love mysteries, spine-tingling tales, and stories about mediums.

Don't see it if you only like straightforward traditional plays and have no interest in thinking about "the world beyond."

89
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy shows that offer novel ways to look at a person's life

Don't see it if You only like extremely clear shows with no surprises.

94
Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You're a Harry Potter fan and even if you're not, you'll enjoy it. It's an amazing and FUN theater experience in the best possible way.

Don't see it if You hate the Harry Potter series and don't find anything about it remotely interesting.

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Pinter plays and stories about marriages in trouble

Don't see it if you like linear shows, since this one is told in the present and then goes backward bit by bit.

85
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You love the work of all the Hamilton people involved in this show, especially Thomas Kail.

Don't see it if You hated Hamilton or don't like rock opera/dance play combos. Also don't see it if you like traditional, old-fashioned musicals.

Also Performances are brilliant, the dancing superb, and the music is beaut... Read more Read less

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Hilarious, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like musicals adapted from successful movies, and want to see how this concept plays out with this very talented cast.

Don't see it if you only like "high art," gutsy, spectacle musicals and plays.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like it when older musicals get a fresh take and a new perspective. Also, Ali Stroker is a revelation!

Don't see it if You only want to see "happy" musicals. This one's dark side is definitely front and center.

88
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like contemporary musicals with political undertones and pathos.

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals with old-fashioned messages.

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're an Arthur Miller fan. Enough said!

Don't see it if You don't like realistic period-piece dramas with dysfunctional families and friends.

94
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Kelli O'Hara, a fabulous book, score, orchestrations, and dancing, and smart takes on older musicals.

Don't see it if You only like contemporary musicals with modern themes and viewpoints.

94
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Ivo Van Hove's innovative, intellectual directing style and are interested in television and its effects on society.

Don't see it if You only like fluffy comedies and musicals.

82
Superhero
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if See it if you're a fan of Tom Kitt and Next to Normal and like smaller musicals about teen angst and family drama.

Don't see it if If you only like traditional, old-fashioned musicals.

Also Could have been great, but the plot got stuck. Needs more twists and t... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love musicals of all kinds, but especially those of Casey Nicholaw (Book of Mormon, Something's Rotten, Spamalot, etc.).

Don't see it if You only like traditional old-fashioned musicals and are offended by the idea of two girls going to a school dance together as a couple.

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in publishing and seeing a show about truth vs. good writing. Also seeing these three actors, who are fantastic together.

Don't see it if You find the idea of magazines, deadlines, and reporting a dull topic for a play.

88
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging

See it if you like shows about dysfunctional family members who deeply love each other and look out for each other despite their problems.

Don't see it if you only like light comedies and can't handle family drama.

91
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love Chekhov and naturalistic staging. It's a beautiful, intimate piece of theater.

Don't see it if you like traditional plays and hate Chekhov.

94
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You liked Children of a Lesser God or Deaf West Spring Awakening. This is incredible theater that gives a voice to those who can't speak.

Don't see it if You like ultra-traditional plays with a linear plot.

76
During previews
Intrusion
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows like Anna Deveare Smith's, in which one actor plays many different roles in realistic situations.

Don't see it if You only like linear plays with a clear plot and with many actors.

Also This felt like an important piece, and many good points were made, but... Read more Read less

92
Carmen Jones
East Village
Delightful, Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You love opera, Anika Noni Rose, and all things Hammerstein.

Don't see it if You hate opera or opera that is reset in a different way than the original.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if If you like shows that mix funny dialogue with revealing information about characters, and are also interested in gay-themed theater.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in seeing this relevant revival, and don't enjoy shows depicting gay life and truth-telling.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You like shows like "Contact" or other heavily dance-driven shows. It's a beautiful dance play, a wonderful piece of theater.

Don't see it if You like regular shows with a typical plot and old-fashioned music.

94
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You love imaginative stories with realistic themes and great music.

Don't see it if you only like traditional, old-fashioned musicals.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You love Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, and Renée Fleming, as well as old-fashioned, classic musicals with an edge. Set design is phenomenal.

Don't see it if You only like contemporary musicals and plays and dislike "old-timey" revivals.

89
Party Face
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You love Hayley Mills, intimate gatherings and spaces in theatre and otherwise, and plays with a softer edge.

Don't see it if You like big musicals and dislike stories about dysfunctional families.

90
During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy plays about contemporary relationships and issues and gay themes.

Don't see it if you want to see a straight play (literally!) and also don't enjoy watching comedies/dramas about African-Americans.

90
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love the Bard and want to see a pared-down version of this classic tale with great direction.

Don't see it if You only like the traditional version of Macbeth or hate Shakespeare.

92
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to know more about Reality Winner and how she was driven to get the truth out about Russian election interference

Don't see it if You have no interest in our current political and election process

92
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are open to seeing a play that explores racial issues in an extremely provocative way, but also with humor.

Don't see it if You only like very traditional comedies that aren't intense or challenging.

85
One in Two
Midtown W
Relevant, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like intense political and very personal dramas with some humor.

Don't see it if You only like very traditional plays that don't have a message.

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

See it if you enjoy shows that explore the lives and minds of children, and the sometimes heart-wrenching situations they have to live through.

Don't see it if you're looking for a balanced theatrical experience; the show has too many scenes with the children and not enough on them as adults.

86
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in political history, LBJ, and the foundations that have shaped our country.

Don't see it if you only like fluffy comedies or historical dramas in which the actors convey exacting replicas of their famous protagonists

88
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like baseball and shows that give a perspective on historic figures, especially women.

Don't see it if Learning about the first female and African-American woman to play in the minor leagues holds no interest for you.

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like personal shows that cover history, feminism, and politics, and especially if you were ever a debater.

Don't see it if You only like traditional dramas or comedies, and don't want an experience that will make you think!

91
Ink
Midtown W
Riveting, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're interested in newspapers, Rupert Murdoch, journalism, history, and power portrayed with intense charisma and great depth.

Don't see it if You only like light comedies or musicals.

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy character-driven complex plots with historical overtones and outstanding acting and staging .

Don't see it if You only like upbeat plays that are extremely straightforward with no serious surprises.

88
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love Sondheim or any insightful musical that tells a compelling story through fabulous songs and dialogue.

Don't see it if You hate Sondheim or shows similar to his style, and only enjoy old-fashioned musicals.

91
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love Fiddler and want to see a fresh take on it with a charming, authentic cast and fabulous, creative staging.

Don't see it if You're not interested in Yiddish theatre, don't like subtitles, and only like musicals in English.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if You love intense emotional dramas and unbelievable acting. Also see it if the Black Lives Matter movement is important to you.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you only enjoy light fluffy comedies and don't enjoy family dramas with political overtones.

87
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You love Stockard Channing and Hugh Dancy, and a good, meaty drama with comedic moments.

Don't see it if You only like light, fluffy comedies and don't care for gripping family stories with uncomfortable moments.

84
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You like shooting pool and a bit of farce.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with trans performers and characters and have no interest in the sport of snooker.

90
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Lonergan's work that offers interesting characters and family drama. Elaine May is a revelation. Rest of the cast is great, too.

Don't see it if if you don't like humanistic shows about aging and Alzheimer's.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You love Shakespeare and feminism.

Don't see it if You don't like historical fiction or Shakespeare.

80
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like musicals based on historical events or facts.

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals with no disturbing content.

98
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy brilliant, heady, intellectual shows and/or Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You only like 90-minute plays with no intermission (this one is in two parts over two days, a big time commitment).

91
Travesties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if You're a Tom Stoppard fan or just enjoy heady, intellectual romps that make you think.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot where everything neatly falls into place.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy smaller shows with a big impact, that touch on major issues and family dysfunction.

Don't see it if the idea of examining sensitive material and societal topics does not sound like your cup of tea.

Also The acting is phenomenal, especially breakout star Jamie Brewer!

88
Funny, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You're interested in Jewish and gay issues and history, family relationships, stories about love and loss.

Don't see it if You want something extremely insightful and intellectual. This is a great little piece, but doesn't quite dig as deep as it could.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Funny, Relevant

See it if you love John Lithgow's work, love stories, both written and spoken, and one-man shows.

Don't see it if you hate one-person shows with personal insights and recollections.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you love musicals and Sara Bareilles' music! A delectable confection of a show!

Don't see it if you only go to big flashy musicals. This one is a gem, but much more low-key with a homespun flavor.