Cynthia 7076

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (58)
85
Six
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like The Voice, Idol and America's Got Talent. Turns the tragedy of Henry's wives into fun, energetic dancing and singing.

Don't see it if you don't like lightweight musicals or expect a serious presentation of historical facts about Henry VIII.

92
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you love the novel, Laura Linney or theatre that stimulates you to think.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this... is well-written and superbly acted.....funny without being a comedy.

70
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing

See it if if you are a Judith Ivey fan as she is good, though even she cannot carry the weight of this play. It is too long and slow.

Don't see it if I do not recommend this play

76
Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like challenging theatre that examines social issues.

Don't see it if it you cannot tolerate ambiguity. I liked this show but missed many of the main points the author intended based on interviews I read later

78
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like historical drama of a politically charged time (when is not?) or are a fan of Brian Cox

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in a walk down memory lane with LBJ or prefer your theatre more dramatic. Actors are very good and yet....

82
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Funny, Clever

See it if you like Harvey Fierstein (in anything!) or political comedy. This show reminds us of what a force of nature was Bella Abzug!

Don't see it if you like literal biographies or have no interest in colorful characters of the past.

80
Passage
Soho/Tribeca
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you like theatre that skillfully provokes and raises uncomfortable questions

Don't see it if you prefer comedy and musicals to serious drama.

Also I am still thinking about this play days after seeing it....inspired t... Read more Read less

80
Confusing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like the two actors, Renee Fleming and Ben Wishaw who are terrific even if the production is the epitome of strange.

Don't see it if you like a linear narrative with unambiguous themes and language.

88
All My Sons
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Arthur Miller's timeless take on relationships, work, life...our place in the world.

Don't see it if you want light-hearted entertainment. There are funny moments but the subject is serious and important.

80
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if If you like plays about theatre and playwrights. A "creampuff" of a play.

Don't see it if if you prefer thought-provoking, challenging theatre.

84
Relevant, Personal, Charming performance by elaine may

See it if if you like family dramas and for the strong cast, humor and grace in the challenging subject of aging and dementia.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals, comedy and light fare.

86
Charming, Lovely music, Relevant

See it if you enjoy immersion in different cultures, quiet stories, people connecting in unlikely circumstances, lovely music.

Don't see it if you prefer "big" bright musicals.

80
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Relevant, Timely, Resonant

See it if you want to remember or learn about Gloria and the feminist movement of the 70s/80s.

Don't see it if you don't like historic narratives.

85
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Clever, Quirky, Edgy

See it if you like participation theatre & nonlinear storytelling. Best if you are familiar with Macbeth & able to move rapidly with cast & like dance

Don't see it if you like reality theatre, are unwilling to be immersed/confused, are offended by nudity or do not like dance. Must be mobile.

86
Girls & Boys
West Village
Great acting, Resonant, Surprising

See it if you like Carrie Mulligan (it is all about her) and appreciate thought-provoking, challenging theatre.

Don't see it if you prefer lighter fare, musicals or comedy. Though moments of this show are funny, it is tragedy not comedy.

90
Remarkable musicians, Unique blend of chamber music and theatre, Enlightening

See it if You love classical music, are curious about the life and story of Tchaikovsky, and enjoy salon-like theatrical experiences

Don't see it if You prefer action-filled drama or do not like chamber music

85
Great staging, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you like theatre that makes you think, a timely revival of a classic, and a fresh take on casting and staging.

Don't see it if you prefer light fare, and literal presentations of classics.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You liked the original play or film...to see a familiar and yet a nuanced interpretation of Eliza. The music has never sounded better.

Don't see it if You prefer drama or do not like period musicals.

90
During previews
Admissions
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like theatre that poses tough questions and makes you examine your own values,

Don't see it if prefer musicals, comedy, light entertainment.

Also Direction is very good. Young actor is talented.

85
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like theatre about contemporary issues, that makes you think.

Don't see it if you prefer big, flashy productions or light comedy. There are funny moments, but it is no comedy.

Also I would urge you to rent a headset to enhance hearing if you are seate... Read more Read less

82
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Quirky, Strong ensemble acting

See it if You like drama about adolescents, group/ team dynamics, ensemble acting.

Don't see it if Your prefer comedy or musicals, or have no interest in examining adolescent issues

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like good acting and family drama dealing with subjects such as death, politics, and sibling relationships.

Don't see it if You prefer literal stories and don't like allegories or Peter Pan.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Overly ambitious

See it if You like experimental theatre and don't mind if it doesn't actually "work"

Don't see it if You have little patience for bizarre staging/interpretation or really prefer "pure" Arthur Miller.

69
During previews
That True Phoenix
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Zany

See it if You like zany, chaotic romps through history.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for silly, loud comedy.

86
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Marisa Tomei and are willing to examine traditions surrounding marriage, love, family and relationships.

Don't see it if If you can't tolerate explicit language, sex and nudity on stage. Not appropriate for children under 13.

90
Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you like intelligent musicals, enjoy a new take on classic Greek mythology and appreciate imaginative staging.

Don't see it if Cannot think of a reason not to see this show!

92
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You lived through the AIDs crisis in NYC or just want to know about it, love Howard's End or EM Forster, like to be provoked and inspired.

Don't see it if You like light-hearted material or prefer comedy and musicals. There is humor in these two plays but a dark, intelligent humor.

82
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Intelligent, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if you like innovative staging, historical drama relevant to our day.

Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted fare, comedy or musicals.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like drama of small gestures and intimate stories. Both actors are terrific.

Don't see it if if you need everything spelled out... this play leaves much to your own imagination.

94
Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you love Talking Heads, David Byrne's brand of intelligent commentary, original staging and fabulous music

Don't see it if the only reason to miss this show is if you don't like David Byrne. We LOVED it.

85
Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if if you want a new interpretation of a musical theatre classic...one that mines the darker themes resident in the original lyric and script.

Don't see it if if you prefer light entertainment to more thought-provoking theatre.

80
Socrates
East Village
Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like history and philosophy with relevance to our current world and political situation.

Don't see it if you do not like provocative theatre that makes you think or prefer light-hearted comedy.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are interested in the integrity of our free press, like well-told true stories with lessons/relevance to our life and politics today.

Don't see it if you don't like British imports, have no interest in the media and prefer light-hearted entertainment.

87
During previews
Resonant, Great staging, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if You love Shakespeare and want to see an authentic yet new take on Lear; challenging theatre that resonates with current politics/times.

Don't see it if You prefer lighthearted fare, Shakespeare's comedies, or traditional presentations of the Bard.

82
The Cake
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Clever

See it if you like theatre that addresses current issues while not being weighed down...raises questions in a funny, sympathetic way.

Don't see it if if you prefer comedy to be light, unprovocative. Wrestles with religion and LGBTQI issues....with a Southern twist.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love the novel, strong characters and theatre that challenges.

Don't see it if Only reason not to see this play is if you do not like the book.

93
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You appreciate great writing and acting, immersive and thought-provoking theatre....especially if you loved the movie.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals, comedies or avoid social political theatre.

75
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Fun

See it if you enjoy comedies with a serious message and learning about other cultures.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it!

92
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like provocative theatre on challenging issues with spiritual and existential questions. Features deaf actors/ASL at center of drama.

Don't see it if you prefer light comedy and musicals. Or do not like family drama with characters who are gay, addicts, disabled, spiritual.

80
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Relevant, Intends to be provocative

See it if you like plays about contemporary, uncomfortable issues

Don't see it if you prefer light comedy or musicals

65
During previews
Fairview
Brooklyn
Relevant, Quirky, Confusing

See it if you like theatre that deals with challenging social issues such as race and gender inequality.

Don't see it if you don't like "audience participation", long plays or instant replays.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Resonant

See it if You love Shakespeare, serious drama, and timeless themes of love, jealousy, gender and race.

Don't see it if If you prefer musicals, comedy or simple stories...or do not like iambic pentameter.

90
Is God Is
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you like Greek tragedy set in contemporary times, dark, thought-provoking theatre that will challenge you

Don't see it if prefer comedy, musicals or light entertainment. This production has rough language and themes.

Also Very creative use of space/sets/staging as one has grown to expect at ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Resonant

See it if you like to be challenged by provocative, activist theatre about key issues of our time.

Don't see it if you do not like monologues, Eve Ensler or are squeamish about body/health topics.

94
During previews
Great acting, Beautiful singing, Theatre as it should be

See it if You appreciate Mark Rylance and great acting; love historical dramas; want to both learn and be entertained by theatre.

Don't see it if You prefer comedies, musicals (there is music but this is not a "musical"), or prefer contemporary dramas.

88
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You like ensemble casts, simple but innovative set/production, dramas dealing with important questions/issues of our times, .

Don't see it if If you prefer light-hearted escapism, do not like an anti-hero as the lead character or the world of finance.

80
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Impressive career

See it if You like musical reviews, breadth v depth of material, familiar songs

Don't see it if You prefer drama, a narrative structure

85
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Well written

See it if You like theatre that examines important issues, challenges your thinking and is well crafted.

Don't see it if You prefer comedy, musicals or lighter fare.

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

See it if For brilliant acting by entire cast led by L Linney and C Nixon. Written 1939, set in 1900, relevant in 2017: gender, class, race, power.

Don't see it if If you don't like provocative theatre about the social issues that transcend time.

95
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Refreshing, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like to be surprised and delighted. Appropriate for all ages.

Don't see it if I can't imagine who would not like this show!