Dana P

Stamford | 50-64 | Female
About:  I love to see as much theater as I can afford. A native Clevelander (jealous?) who grew up listening to "A Chorus Line" and "Annie" on my Panasonic cassette recorder, I'm constantly amazed by my current proximity to all of this incredible talent.
Reviews (22)
Burn This
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if An absorbing, incredibly well acted show. I can’t say enough about each of the actors. Adam Driver’s physicality blows the roof off.

Don't see it if You are flummoxed by strong sensuality.

Absorbing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you are impressed by creative genius and actors at the top of their game. It is just wonderful and so clever.

Don't see it if Aw for goodness sake - just see it!

Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for an evening of incredible talent and exuberance that will have you leaving the theatre with a spring in your step.

Don't see it if You are humorless and/or averse to classic rock.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You want to see artists at the top of their game, and a show that is as gripping as it is prescient.

Don't see it if You think Donald Trump is an intelligent human being.

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You want to see performers do justice to the words of August Wilson.

Don't see it if you are interested only in seeing your own experiences reflected back at you.

Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a very campy Glenn Close in an iconic role.

Don't see it if You get your fill of narcissism and delusion reading about Trump.

Clever, Hilarious, Original

See it if you're looking for something that makes you gasp as often as it makes you laugh. Never considered myself repressed until I saw this.Genius.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Original, Riveting

See it if you'd like a pared down interpretation of Miller's play. Very resonant with the current political climate. Ben Whishaw deserves a Tony.

Don't see it if You enjoy literal interpretations....or Donald Trump.

Enchanting, Exquisite, Resonant, Must see

See it if You are looking to be rendered immobile by talent. Cynthia Erivo is a revelation. Her talent is ethereal.

Don't see it if You want a remake of the movie. Honestly - I can't imagine not wanting to see this. It is lush, life affirming and beautiful.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You're interested in being educated, entertained, challenged alongside your children. Shifts the paradigm.

Don't see it if You're a myopic pseudo intellectual who will parse A MUSICAL for historical inconsistencies.

Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You read the book and cannot imagine how it could be staged. Incredibly innovative, beautifully acted. Brilliant.

Don't see it if You have epilepsy.

Clever, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Incredibly well acted/sung/danced...and so very clever. I was amazed by what was accomplished in a relatively tight footprint on-stage.

Don't see it if You want a Disney musical.

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Masterful writing, acting and staging interests you.

Don't see it if It doesn't.

Absorbing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You want to see the damage done by the confluence of social media, peer pressure and insecurity.

Don't see it if You can't empathize with anything outside of your own experience.

Clever, Resonant, Enchanting, Must see, Great staging

See it if you want to be transported by the beauty of art in a dazzling variety of forms.

Don't see it if you have no soul.

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want to see a unique staging of a classic. The acting is really exquisite - Sally Field was riveting and Finn Wittrock astonishing.

Don't see it if Like lots of bells and whistles. The staging is genius, but rather minimal.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You want to see incredible acting and an absorbing, horrifying story.

Don't see it if You think that women's issues are something dreamed up at Barnard.

Fully Committed
Midtown W
Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy the work of Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He works hard here, and is clearly at home on stage.

Don't see it if one man shows give you the creeps.

Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for a show that the whole family will enjoy. Clever, hilarious and masterfully handled. My goodness - what talent!

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist and take yourself very seriously.

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You're interested in difficult story/text beautifully rendered. It stayed with me long after I left the theatre.

Don't see it if You're a lunk headed homophobe.

Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like to laugh and think and don't feel like taking out a third mortgage to see 'Hamilton'.

Don't see it if You prefer filthy, misogynist, banal humor.

Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if The show was absolutely delightful. Each actor was ridiculously talented - and the sets dazzling.

Don't see it if You don't like sweet, earnest stories.