Diana 7127

Mineola | Female
About:  Retired Social Worker. Love to travel, watch movies, see Broadway shows, play with grandkids.
Reviews (45)
69
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Dark, Frustrating, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You enjoy Sam Shepard plays and are not expecting something light.

Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy or a musical.

Also I enjoy plays that are provocative, but have to admit I didn’t quite g... Read more Read less

80
FEAR
West Village
Great staging, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can enjoy a thoughtful small-stage play with excellent acting.

Don't see it if You only like large-scale musicals and don’t like plays that make you think.

Also Character-driven short play where the characters come to exhibit a rev... Read more Read less

79
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a play relevant to our times and don’t mind seeing Rupert Murdock represented on stage.

Don't see it if You want a full-blown Broadway musical or can’t handle watching the blossoming amorality of the main characters.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You can enjoy a revival with great singing and staging.

Don't see it if You are only interested in serious plays.

Also “My Fair Lady” was the first Broadway show I saw, as a child, and I ha... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Riveting, Intelligent, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love history and Broadway musicals.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to love this show.

Also Miranda is nothing short of genius, having conceived of this undertaki... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You’re up for a mildly amusing take-off of S&TC.

Don't see it if You are offended by cursing and talk of sexual acts.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You appreciate something totally different in theatre.

Don't see it if You want a straight play or a musical.

Also This is a brilliant mix of rap and science. I was thoroughly entertain... Read more Read less

75
Vietgone
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Profound, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like thoughtful and entertaining shows.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate alternative views of the Vietnam war.

81
Bump
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You can appreciate a short play with funny lines and excellent acting. The father and inventor could easily have overacted, but didn't.

Don't see it if You want to see a big Broadway musical.

80
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You appreciate a show about relationships.

Don't see it if You don’t like a serious play that makes you think.

63
Party Face
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Funny, Indulgent, Worth it to watch hayley mills

See it if You appreciate watching a mature actress totally at ease on the stage, funny without overacting (in contrast to the young Chloe character).

Don't see it if It is difficult to understand fast speaking with accents.

Also The sarcastic Maeve character also had some humorous one-line zingers.... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a one-person show and thinking about what is happening

Don't see it if You don’t like psychological stories and want to be purely entertained

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy songs about women’s roles and place in society through the decades.

Don't see it if You want a straight storyline or a big Broadway musical.

Also Fun, nostalgic, empowering with bittersweet remembrances...the changin... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You want to experience a “different” kind of Broadway musical with lovely Middle Eastern music.

Don't see it if You only like rip-roaring, high-kicking musicals.

Also The plot is simple, the message subtle, the show heartwarming and ente... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like a show with a quirky premise and with real historical figures, serious discussion and humor.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals.

Also This is a one-act play with an interesting premise. Acting suitably ex... Read more Read less

75
Loveless Texas
East Village
Dated, Good music and lyrics, Energetic, Too long, Predictable plot

See it if You like musicals

Don't see it if You dislike shows lacking depth

Also Music and lyrics were good, as was most of the singing, but one female... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Confusing, Dated, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like one-act plays and like to discuss what you've seen.

Don't see it if You want definitive answers about what you have seen.

75
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You are curious about how a lengthy novel can be staged; you appreciate clever, no frills staging.

Don't see it if You don't like to see a great old novel staged and reduced to 2 1/2 hours, or can't tolerate a character being a fool for love.

Also I lose patience with a character who allows himself to be used and abu... Read more Read less

70
Dated, Slow, Entertaining, Intelligent, Good staging

See it if You appreciate theatre in an unusual space and a combination of humor and drama.

Don't see it if You don't like old Russian literature.

Also An amazing staging job was done within a small space.

78
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate good and thought-provoking drama.

Don't see it if You want a clearly-defined drama.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You appreciate great staging! Sitting in the last row is not a detraction.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or period pieces.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are interested in current events, social problems, drama

Don't see it if You don't appreciate one-person shows

94
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You don't mind raunchy puppets!

Don't see it if You're easily offended

75
Fun, Good singing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie

Don't see it if If you haven’t watched the movie (I have seen it several times), or want something deep or meaningful, you probably won’t find it amusing.

80
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in Holocaust-era history and can appreciate a short, 2-person play.

Don't see it if You don’t care for a profound, serious play.

Also I found the stories compelling, making me want to research further the... Read more Read less

90
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to relax and laugh out loud.

Don't see it if You want to see a serious play or Broadway musical.

Also I’m not usually too impressed by slapstick, but this show had me roari... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You haven’t heard so much praise for it that you are expecting an unparalleled show. You enjoy musicals and can relate to teenaged angst.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals of serious subjects; you’re not interested in the problems of teenagers, or you can’t tolerate predictable plot line

Also Having not seen this show before the recent change of cast, now starri... Read more Read less

100
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You admire wonderful acting and writing and a sensitive, profound story line. The play was partly funny, partly sad. Best I’ve seen via ss.

Don't see it if You just like big Broadway musicals or are not interested in a gay-themed play.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You can enjoy a serious slice-of-life play filled with Russian angst.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious plays, country life, or Russian culture.

Also The theatre-in-the round at Hunter College is a pleasant, intimate, co... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You can appreciate an update of an old master, with still relevant themes.

Don't see it if You need a full-scale Broadway musical.

Also This is a lovely off-Broadway theatre. The acting was excellent in spi... Read more Read less

79
The Diana Tapes
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Interesting, Ambitious, Clever, Minimal staging

See it if You like plays about real, complicated people.

Don't see it if You could care less about the royal family.

Also I felt the actress playing Diana should have imbued more of the glamou... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Insipid, Poor writing, Good acting

See it if You appreciate good acting in spite of poor material

Don't see it if You are stubbornly pro-trump

Also The actors tried and worked hard but the show lacked humor. The fault ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Good writing, Profound

See it if You like intelligent, thoughtful, political writing.

Don't see it if You want to see a Broadway spectacle.

60
Good singing, Quirky, Edgy, Good acting, Somewhat creepy

See it if You can appreciate good singing and hard-working actors even in an irreverent, so-so play.

Don't see it if Having (toy) guns pointed at the audience is just too chilling in this day and age.

Also The cast carried on well in spite of lighting difficulties in the venu... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like great singing, Caribbean rhythms, clever staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like smaller-scale musicals or don’t appreciate indigenous tales.

Also I am a fan of Lea Salonga and always find her a delight. This was a re... Read more Read less

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like good music and singing in a "fun" show.

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

60
Dated, Good singing, Amateurish acting, Long, Romantic

See it if You're ok with a 5th century Chinese story.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and can't sit through a 2 1/2 hour show.

Also Interesting idea--translating into English an ancient Chinese opera, c... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You enjoy fictional accounts of real people; you enjoy plays that are conducive to discussion and analysis.

Don't see it if You prefer light comedy or musicals.

Also A fictional exploration of the symbiotic relationship between the olde... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Dated, Resonant

See it if You enjoy musicals and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals and want something more profound.

Also There was relevance at this moment as the storyline showed how prejudi... Read more Read less

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if You are in the mood for something light and musical.

Don't see it if You prefer profound drama.

Also The music was pleasant, although you won't leave the theatre humming t... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Making fun of Trump and company helps to assuage your post-election stress disorder.

Don't see it if You actually like the donald.

Also Some of the jokes were predictable but others, such as the Jared/Ivank... Read more Read less

85
Pippin
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated, Great music, Delightful

See it if You like singable music and circuses! This was the tour version of the revival with the circus background, unlike the original.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals and revivals that differ from the originals.

Also I love the Stephen Schwartz music: there isn't a bad song in the show.... Read more Read less

96
Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if You love good music.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate a dated story.

79
Entertaining, Great singing, Profound, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You like good singing and a good story

Don't see it if You dislike a sad story

97
Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining, Profound

See it if You appreciate a positive aspect of a horrifying event

Don't see it if You don't like musicals of real events