Debbie M 9261

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Reviews (71)
94
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing
January 6th, 2023

See it if You want a happy, funny, and delightful story with good costumes and visuals.

Don't see it if You dislike the older musicals. But this is a fun watch.

Also J. Harrison Ghee and Adrianna Hicks are superb!

89
Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Intense
December 17th, 2022

See it if you want excellent acting, great writing, thought provoking dialogue, and good revivals. Corey Hawkins is phenomenal.

Don't see it if you're not interested in two actor plays or themes of racism, black masculinity, the American dream.

80
Slow, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
December 15th, 2022

See it if you're interested in the subject matter - sexual molestation and its victims. The acting is superb.

Don't see it if You can't handle intense plays.

Also Felt the play dragged at times, it would have been a more effective wa... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful
August 23rd, 2022

See it if you appreciate humor, drag, theatrics, inclusivity, and a good storyline.

Don't see it if men in drag makes you uncomfortable. But it's a wonderful show!

86
Fat Ham
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
July 11th, 2022

See it if .

Don't see it if .

85
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
June 4th, 2022

See it if you enjoy riffs on Romeo and Juliet. You like shows based in Brooklyn. You enjoy old school romance tropes.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or singing. There's quite a bit of it.

84
POTUS
Midtown W
Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
May 27th, 2022

See it if you enjoy an all female cast, liberal/ funny/ raunchy jokes, and clever staging. It's an energetic play.

Don't see it if you don't like chaotic comedy scenes, more low brow type humor. But I think it's a pretty fun play that most would enjoy.

86
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
May 21st, 2022

See it if You like moving and tender shows about the passage of life. Debra Messing is so good. The play has funny and sweet moments.

Don't see it if Nothing bad to say. It’s a sweet well paced play

78
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant, Delightful
May 15th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a good musical, full of energy with fun songs, and an important story that needs to be told.

Don't see it if you dislike two dimensional characters or cheesy acting. The characters could have been fleshed out a bit.

Also A great idea but the writing and execution could have been a bit bette... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing
May 15th, 2022

See it if you like a feel good musical with epic dance scores, great period costumes, Irish dancing, and ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you want a story with memorable characters and an exciting plot. It was a bit predictable and it could have been cut down by 30 minutes.

77
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Great singing
April 30th, 2022

See it if Great Nina Simone music and acting by the lead. It's a concert with some commentary and story in between.

Don't see it if You're not comfortable with political messages. You're in the mood for a fully fleshed bio musical about Nina.

Also It's two concerts with her speaking between the songs. I was a bit dis... Read more Read less

86
Funny, Great acting
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Clever costumes, Nice ensemble work, Fun, Great staging, Christian Borle is amazing!

Don't see it if Expecting a broadway level high production value.

88
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Romantic, Delightful
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Steve Kazee and Cristian Miliotti are delightful. Their voices meld together great.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy stories about struggling musicians.

82
Annie
Brooklyn
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful
April 23rd, 2022

See it if you want a family friendly show with great catchy songs

Don't see it if you don't love child centric stories.

88
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful
April 23rd, 2022

See it if you love Abba songs and a delightful story about family.

Don't see it if you hate Abba. That's the basis of the book in this musical.

76
Disappointing, Slow
April 23rd, 2022

See it if See it if you know and love the music, you will still enjoy this simpler version

Don't see it if expecting a high production value performance. this is a smaller venue

76
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Talky, Serious, Unusual, Slow, See it if you enjoy lots of patter with occasional impressive feats of magic. The tone is serious.

Don't see it if You want magic tricks and illusions in a high energy environment. This is told as a long form story

95
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting
April 23rd, 2022

See it if It's good, just watch it.

Don't see it if Dark themes scare you.

89
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
April 23rd, 2022

See it if Interested in the Lehman family and the capitalism.

Don't see it if you don't like Male centric plays, this show is all male.

92
Confederates
Midtown W
Must see, Profound, Intense, Great writing, Great acting
April 23rd, 2022

See it if You enjoy thoughtful plays with a deeper message, themes of racism, slavery, and equality. Great acting!

Don't see it if you don't like heavy themes, are uncomfortable with slavery.

Also Powerful imagery. Amazing acting! Michelle Wilson is a force. Kenzie R... Read more Read less

72
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Dated
April 22nd, 2022

See it if You’re a fan of Sam Rockwell, Laurence Fishburne, and Darren Criss. Rockwell and Fishburne do a great job. The venue layout is nice.

Don't see it if You hate dialogue heavy shows, this show is all dialogue. Need a plot.

94
Songs About Trains
West Village
Absorbing, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
April 20th, 2022

See it if You enjoy an intimate night of storytelling mixed with wonderful eclectic songs, dancing, and subject matter around the railroad

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy folk music, immigrant stories.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow
April 8th, 2022

See it if You enjoy modern and other forms of dance.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional broadway show or play. I'd call it a more boring, confusing version of Cirque du Soleil with less theatrics.

76
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful
February 8th, 2022

See it if you're a fan of older, traditional musicals, revivals, and a fan of Hugh Jackman or Sutton Foster.

Don't see it if You don't like extended dance sequences. There are several of them.

83
Funny, Quirky
October 23rd, 2021

See it if You enjoy storytelling and self deprecating humor.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy relationship or liberal/political humor

83
Entertaining, Great acting
October 23rd, 2021

See it if You’re interested in a feel good story.

Don't see it if You love catchy music, I didn’t feel the songs were as strong as those in the top tier musicals: Hamilton, Wicked, Les Mis, Chicago, etc.

84
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining
October 23rd, 2021

See it if You liked Moulin Rouge the Musical and fun girl empowerment theatre

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy pop or contemporary music and have no interest in Henry VIII

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Great singing, Refreshing, Raunchy
March 8th, 2020

See it if You like to laugh, have a good sense of humor, enjoy puppets, raunchy humor and great songs

Don't see it if You’re offended easily

Also An absolute delight!!

83
Different, Romantic, Delightful
March 8th, 2020

See it if You’re a fan of Lin Manuel, stories set in ethnic neighborhoods, good music, romance, and hip hop

Don't see it if Characters are a bit cliche and overacted.

76
Slow, Intense
March 8th, 2020

See it if You want to see what the hype is about. I feel I’m one of the rare few who didn’t like the show.

Don't see it if You like a happy musical

Also Felt a little raw, songs weren’t catchy, storyline was a bit disappoin... Read more Read less

85
Hairspray
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy catchy songs, great costumes, set and staging, color and vibrance

Don't see it if The story is good but a bit dated and can be a bit fluffy if you’re looking for a deeper plot or more substance

86
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy a story of perseverance, humor, with great dancing and singing. A story with heart and a message

Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason not to see it.

93
Refreshing, Funny, Delightful, Clever
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy a lighthearted laugh and a good time. The story is fun, cute, and delightful

Don't see it if Can’t think of a reason not to see it. If you enjoy heavy and serious stories, then this isn’t for you

82
The Producers
Queens
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Clever
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy comedy, great music and great acting

Don't see it if You enjoy stories that revolve around strong female leads

69
Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Funny
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy a funny, non traditional and quirky show

Don't see it if You enjoy big musical productions that are conventional with a strong storyline

78
Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Slow, Delightful
March 8th, 2020

See it if You enjoy stories centered around women, great singing, period costumes, happy stories

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy stories around the early 1900s, pioneers, first half is great, second half is a bit slow and too long

94
Rent
Midtown W
Profound, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
March 7th, 2020

See it if you enjoy a good soundtrack, great acting and singing, a compelling story, life in New York.

Don't see it if homosexuality and the AIDS crisis bother you or are too heavy for you

84
Beyond Babel
West Village
Refreshing, Quirky, Entertaining
March 7th, 2020

See it if you enjoy contemporary and hip hop dancing, inventive choreography, an intimate venue, and talented dancers.

Don't see it if you like a strong storyline, structure, and dialogue. The performance has very few words.

100
Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
December 27th, 2019

See it if you enjoy performance, music, storytelling, and dance. It's hypnotic, immersive, and beautiful.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason. There's a bit of politicaI preaching in there but I loved it. May not be for conservatives.

Also Even if you're not a Talking Heads fan, you'll like it. I only knew 2 ... Read more Read less

93
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
December 21st, 2019

See it if Want a funny musical with great staging, Acting and singing. Fan of Jonathan Groff, Christian , or puppetry.

Don't see it if You don’t like the musical. There’s nothing much not to like. It’s short (2 hours) with a good mix of singing and speaking.

Also Loved the ronettes! Christian Borle steals the show! Jonathan Groff an... Read more Read less

80
Quirky, Entertaining
December 14th, 2019

See it if Interested in non-traditional shows, Japanese language, culture, & storytelling, and the art of Rakugo.

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy slapstick, storytelling, one man shows, audience participation.

Also Show is family friendly. Pretty interesting concept.

78
Cute, whimsical
December 14th, 2019

See it if Enjoy adaptations of “Little Women”, family-friendly, interactive, sweet, interesting staging. Marmee and Meg were excellent. Jo was great!

Don't see it if Dislike small, independent productions. Like to be anonymous in the back (audience is small and the actors make eye contact).

Also Show felt a tad long (but was adapted well). Use the restroom beforeha... Read more Read less