Debra M 6106

Tarrytown | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (40)
73
Good Grief
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are interested in the struggles of people who don't quite fit in; in this case, born in America of Nigerian parents in a white suburb.

Don't see it if Challenging to understand some of the Nigerian characters' accents, and there are musical/culture references that may mystify you if over 40

94
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Great acting

See it if you love classic musicals and impressive stagecraft.

Don't see it if Only reason for not liking it is if someone really doesn't like musicals. Also - spoiler alert - if they expect it to end like movie did.

79
Great singing, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in South Africa's move away from apartheid and how race & class come into play.

Don't see it if you have no interest in S. Africa or you don't like shows with minimal sets/staging.

96
Profound, Must see, Great acting, Lives up to the hype, Moving

See it if If you're a parent, if you were a kid who ever felt insecure, if you want to be moved and entertained in a thought-provoking way

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or rock music.

80
Junk
Upper W Side
Resonant, Intense, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you'd like to see a show about Wall Street misdeeds and insider trading that feels very relevant now.

Don't see it if you're turned off by Wall Street shenanigans,

75
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Intense, Resonant

See it if you want to better understand the unique problems of being a racial or class minority in a privileged setting.

Don't see it if If you can't empathize with the challenges of racial or class minorities.

78
Quirky, Edgy, Confusing, Entertaining, Indulgent

See it if you can overlook a flawed script to see excellent actors,especially Marisa Tomei.

Don't see it if you're looking for a tightly written plot. Act 1 was quite good, but Act 2 was rather confused - too many ideas.

84
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a really entertaining musical, staged in an immersive and original way.

Don't see it if you want a substantial story line. The plot is paper thin and the music a lot of fun but nothing memorable.

86
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting. Brandon Flynn, the lead actor, will have a huge career.

Don't see it if you find it too hard to watch a predatory relationship or conflicted sexuality.

77
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You can appreciate how different life was for wives and mothers in the 60s and how confined their options were.

Don't see it if You don't like "talky" shows.

90
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Intense, Quirky

See it if you are OK with simple staging - no bells and whistles - just great acting.

Don't see it if you need more stage craft or find a two-person play too talky.

89
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a thought-provoking show with great singing and acting.

Don't see it if you don't like R & B music and can't handle some of the disturbing themes of the show.

Also Sound was overamplified - hard to discern lyrics. That was disappointi... Read more Read less

92
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You love tap and theatre history.

Don't see it if You are a racist or not a fan of dance.

94
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to have a unique theatrical experience. Incredible staging , thought-provoking - great evening of theatre.

Don't see it if you are not up for challenging theatre or are offended by homosexuality.

85
Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you like Carole King's music and would resonate to the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s. Definitely geared to Boomers.

Don't see it if you dislike Carole King's music.

92
Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Brilliant dancing

See it if you love musicals and especially if you love dance.

Don't see it if you don't like ballet or musicals.

79
Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals. This one isn't "best in show", but entertaining for what it is. I thought it was over-rated.

Don't see it if you are homophobic and/or don't like musicals.

96
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if you like musicals and appreciate irreverent humor.

Don't see it if you are easily offended, especially re religion, or don't like musicals.

96
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you love musicals (lots of references to other musicals), Shakespeare, big production numbers.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and arch, knowing comedy.

90
Great staging, Resonant, Great acting

See it if You like musical theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like revivals.

79
Travesties
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are up for an intellectually challenging theatre experience, kind of like Monty Python on steroids. Playbill helped understanding.

Don't see it if you don't like extremely fast dialogue and having to think hard to follow the train of thought.

79
Great staging, Enchanting, Fluffy

See it if you love big, bright musicals.

Don't see it if you want something more up to date or if you dislike traditional musicals.

Also It was "fine" - not one of my favorite shows, but went to treat a frie... Read more Read less

84
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are willing to go with the concept of switching time frames and an improbable set-up. Thought-provoking, great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like breaking the fourth wall or suspending disbelief for time switches.

79
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are up for an unusual evening of theatre, with lots of overlapping dialogue and some ambiguity at first.

Don't see it if you prefer more traditional structure or find it hard to relate to teenage girls and their issues.

92
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You appreciate fine acting and writing. Billy Crudup was mesmerizing.

Don't see it if you don't like 1 man shows.

93
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if If you love backstage farce, like "Noises Off".

Don't see it if If you're looking for serious drama or don't appreciate British humor.

94
Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you love great acting and writing and watching characters develop.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a "period piece" or intense drama.

83
Intense, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you'd like to see a new take on an old classic. Especially loved Joe Mantello as Jim.

Don't see it if you dislike minimalism in staging .

70
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Great staging, Entertaining, Intense

See it if You like family dramas that cover wide range of subjects.

Don't see it if You find treatment of family conflicts over care of parents with dementia painful.

82
Falsettos
Midtown W
Intelligent, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You can get past some dated neurotic Jewish jokes a la early Woody Allen and can appreciate the emotional wallop this play delivers.

Don't see it if You're not comfortable with same-sex relationships.

88
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You have a good sense of humor and aren't offended by jokes about religion.

Don't see it if You find jokes about God sacrilegious.

94
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you are interested in global politics and love a play with real emotional and intellectual scope.

Don't see it if you just want a light, fluffy evening of entertainment.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Riveting

See it if If you love great acting and can deal with getting inside the mind of a person with dementia.

Don't see it if You are troubled by aging and the difficult realities of dementia.

29
Confusing, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if You have nothing better to do.

Don't see it if You care about good writing and competent acting.

91
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you can deal with complexity in a play.

Don't see it if you're just looking for a light evening at the theatre.

94
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy plays about the complexities of family life and can deal with funny and tragic in close proximity.

Don't see it if you don't like Aaron Sorkin-like dialogue where characters speak over one another.

98
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you are open to a musical that probes difficult themes of suicide, coming to terms with sexual identity.

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

94
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate great staging. I resisted seeing it for years, thinking it was just a Disney show for kids. Not so - great staging & music.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals, Rogers & Hammerstein, glorious spectacle.

Don't see it if you hate musicals and/or revivals.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Epic

See it if you have a pulse! Can't imagine anyone not liking it.

Don't see it if You aren't open-minded enough to embrace diverse casting and musical styles.