DIANA F 6161

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (107)
90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like the premise of Groundhog Day the movie, delight in new and original musicals and enjoy the scale of Broadway staging and acting

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

81
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy short and young plays

Don't see it if You don't want to risk seeing something less than excellent. 2/3 plays were great; the first one was "under-cooked" and too literal

80
Refreshing, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare, interested in seeing familiar plays in new ways, enjoy all aspects of theater

Don't see it if You are not familiar with the play - a lot of what happens in this production seems to assume previous knowledge and plays off of it.

75
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Dated, Cliched

See it if You are interested in Jewish theatre and stories of immigration, would like to see a show in Yiddish, enjoy beautiful live music and singing

Don't see it if You are looking for something new and refreshing.

70
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see a big Broadway production of this famous literary work, and you are not very squeamish or easily bored

Don't see it if You want to bring children with you - due to depicted torture it is not appropriate for kids (there were some in the audience); or get bored

Also with long dry monologues. The look of the play is very distinctive and... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Rotterdam
Midtown E
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in human experience from a LGBTQQ point of view; enjoy great acting and writing.

Don't see it if You are homophobic and want to stay so. It may help your understanding of the gay community.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the books and enjoy quirky shows. It was enjoyable and had great acting and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like very lighthearted shows, or shows for kids.

95
887
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate great storytelling, human and personal stories in greater context, inventive staging, and/or interested in Canadian history

Don't see it if You don't like one person theater- though it's much more than that

65
The Penitent
Chelsea
Strange in wannabe profoundness but seems unrealistic and irrelevant

See it if You like pseudo-intelligent philosophizing

Don't see it if You seek emotional depth, realism and relevance; or you want to have a window into the playwright's dislikes

75
Quirky, Slow, Refreshing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy short plays, Neil LaBute work, enjoy great acting ensemble (St. Louis Actors' Studio)

Don't see it if you get bored with sometimes drawn out plays and can't get past it. Though each play was about 30min long - some seemed longer

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You would like a modern play reminiscent of Chekhov's tragicomedies, with super acting and excellent staging and directing.

Don't see it if don't like complex emotional dramas.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Epic

See it if You want to see a masterful, passionate and easy to understand Shakespeare, which feels naturally contemporary.

Don't see it if It's difficult to sit through a three hour performance, you don't care for Shakespeare and you don't want to see a masterful production

90
Our Town
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy realistic human stories

Don't see it if You get bored with longer plays

78
Clever, Dated, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see your favorite actors up close, you like family dramas, you don't have expectations of how the story should be presented

Don't see it if You have certain expectations especially after being a fan of the movie

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Dated

See it if You love or are interested in Commedia dell'arte; and love slapstick comedy

Don't see it if You can't overlook a slow and dated story, sometimes lame contemporary jokes for the beauty of staging, costumes, live music & great acting

75
Plenty
East Village
Dated, Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Interested in the post-WW2 time-period, politics

Don't see it if Seeing both great and average performances won't outweigh the possible occasional boredom of a long play

90
The Tempest (Public)
Upper W Side
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy Public Theatre productions

Don't see it if You don't care for Shakespeare and find following the multiple characters and busy dialogue tedious

60
Great singing, Great staging, Excruciating, Cliched, Slow

See it if You LOVE musicals

Don't see it if You don't care much for musicals.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You love Shakespeare or you are not familiar with Shakespeare. These were the 'easiest' plays to follow text due to editing and performance.

Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare. You don't like long plays.

66
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You like short plays and don't care if not all of them are great

Don't see it if You are not satisfied with 1-2 hits out of 3

91
Confusions
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Great writing

See it if You like British theatre and appreciate great dialogue and humor

Don't see it if You don't like small productions

30
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Insipid

See it if You like soap-operas

Don't see it if You want to be emotionally moved; provoked to understand human nature deeper; titillated, & not get irritated by ingratiating audience

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Shakespeare and enjoy a contemporary take on classics

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, get annoyed with different interpretations of classic texts

85
Bears in Space
Midtown E
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Edgy

See it if You are entertained by quirky, surprising and inventive theatre and can laugh easily at ridiculousness.

Don't see it if You don't like puppetry or unusual staging/story; and silliness irritates you

100
During previews
Orwell In America
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a different point of view at contemporary politics; you are interested in Orwell's works and understanding him better

Don't see it if You don't like or don't care about Orwell's work; you have difficulties drawing parallels between the past the the present

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy seeing new work, short play format and excellent acting. All three plays were interesting, original and wonderfully performed.

Don't see it if You don't like dramatic or off Broadway theatre.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You want to experience pure joy

Don't see it if No reason

100
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You would enjoy an innovative way of presenting a classical tale. While superficially this period piece remains in the period - stage (cont)

Don't see it if You only enjoy Broadway style productions.

Also (cont from above) design and sound/music are innovative and create a m... Read more Read less

80
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You are interested in a classical Russian play that's a bit relevant today. The production is beautiful though buffoonery seems overdone.

Don't see it if You look for a deep emotional connection. The play is funny but could be funnier.

Also The star of the show Michael Urie is excellent and the play is worth s... Read more Read less

70
Animal
Chelsea
Great acting, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you would like to see the incredible work of Rebecca Hall, while ignoring poor writing. She carries the play and makes it so much better.

Don't see it if you are not into psychological plays or quirky story-telling. Some may find it confusing, while it can also seem very straight-forward.

90
For a previous production
Funny, Great staging, Dizzying, Hilarious, Intense

See it if You like slapstick comedy, liked "Noises Off", can submit to silly humor. The set was amazing. The actors lived their roles, and were great.

Don't see it if You need sophisticated humor and it's difficult to enjoy silliness.

85
Something
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You love gymnastics, contemporary dance, pantomime, circus arts and want to be entertained! Incredibly expressive and physically fit company

Don't see it if You need a story

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You have young kids who enjoy marionette theatre

Don't see it if You are not a kid or are not with kids

77
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you'd like to see a classic Disney Broadway musical; enjoy bright and opulent sets/costumes and great singing

Don't see it if you want a profound story line, unconventional theater

86
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like short plays, enjoy great acting and stories

Don't see it if you don't like short plays

70
Cliched, Great acting, Entertaining, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in new works, like short plays, enjoy great acting.

Don't see it if Having two misses out of three (in terms of writing) would spoil the experience.

Also There were three short plays - first two were somewhat banal and lacke... Read more Read less

54
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Banal, Cliched, Great staging, Slow, Boring

See it if You find advice columns profound and can't get enough of them

Don't see it if You bristle at frequent cliches. While acting was good , and staging was great; the play itself was melodramatic and banal.

100
For a previous production
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Exquisite

See it if You don't want to miss a play perfect in all regards. The casting, the acting, the ensemble's work were especially wonderful

Don't see it if You only enjoy conventional big Broadway musicals

78
The Effect
West Village
Great acting, Clever, Romantic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if Interested in dynamic relationships and curious about ethics of research and psychiatric treatment; appreciate great acting and romance

Don't see it if Dislike preachy nature of the story-telling; informed about research/medical/psychiatric treatments and it's hard to suspend disbelief

85
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Harry Potter films - this is a parody of the films more than the books; want some light entertainment and laughs

Don't see it if You'd get offended by crude jokes, don't know the HP films or don't care about Harry Potter

80
A Taste of Honey
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Dated, Intelligent

See it if interested in issues of the past and history of theatre, 'angry young men' plays and would enjoy great acting and staging & live jazz music

Don't see it if not interested in issues of the past, don't like long plays (2.5 hours)

85
Ghosts
Brooklyn
Great acting, Dated, Masterful, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy classic plays, great acting

Don't see it if Issues that are dated don't interest you

85
Old Times
Midtown W
Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You like to be haunted by a story and don't mind being confused. This play is very Freudian.

Don't see it if You like straight forward stories

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if You love short plays, don't mind seeing so-so plays for a reward of seeing one superb play (The Dark Clothes of Night )

Don't see it if You get disappointed by 1 or 2 plays that lack in writing, acting, or both - even if one play is a gem ( writing, wit, acting, story)

52
Stomp
East Village
Ambitious, Dated, Overrated, Masterful, Slow

See it if You like rhythmical percussion, dance, gritty

Don't see it if You get bored with performances with no story line

85
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You have young kids or enjoy kids' shows, like musicals and puppetry, as well as great staging and acting

Don't see it if You get bored with kids' shows, you don't enjoy musicals

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You enjoyed the original story, love adventure, enjoy kids' shows or have kids, love original and multi-media staging

Don't see it if You get confused by quick scene changes and get annoyed with a not very cohesive story

95
Maestro
Midtown E
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Epic

See it if You love music and you are interested in lives of great people

Don't see it if You get bored with one-actor plays; you don't care about music or Bernstein

100
Butler
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if You are interested in less widely known history about real persons during the Civil War; you love great acting and great dialogue.

Don't see it if You are bored by history or historical fiction; you are not delighted by the mastery of language.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like Shakespeare and enjoy examining human relationships

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare