Donna

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (93)
60
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great singing

See it if You don't mind inappropriate mixed media, but you love West Side Story and nevermind about "I Feel Pretty"

Don't see it if You are easily distracted.

91
White Noise
East Village
Profound, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Great acting and writing. Draws you into the story. I found myself asking questions I never really thought of before.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with racial issues in your fact.

96
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are patient for a slower paced, but beautifully written, staged show.

Don't see it if You need a big production musical.

97
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You loved the book, you loved the movie, you love great acting and great staging.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it. YOU MUST!

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Great drama, driving dialog.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding the brogue.

88
Clever, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want to see great acting and creative staging and direction. Oscar Isaac is a reason alone to go.

Don't see it if You aren't open minded about quirky touches to classic theater.

68
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like dysfunctional family dramas

Don't see it if You need good writing and staging.

89
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love Kevin Kline (and who doesn't) and if you appreciate clever repartee.

Don't see it if You need serious.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Uplifting

See it if This show tells a great story; the music and lyrics are really uplifting. It is a must see for lovers of musical theater.

Don't see it if You are a grouch.

83
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Indulgent

See it if If you can forget other productions, and you like a good story, and want to be entertained, see Glenn Close!

Don't see it if You need something edgy.

71
Bull in a China Shop
Upper W Side
Cliched, Slow

See it if You like linear stories with good acting and decent dialog.

Don't see it if If you might be offended by too much smooching on the stage.

74
Cliched, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Good show, good production. The cast lived up to their reputation.

Don't see it if You need to like any of the characters.

81
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of JL, like to think outside your comfort zone

Don't see it if You are offended by cursing.

69
Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Contrived

See it if You don't mind contrived psyco-dramas. Music was pretty good though.

Don't see it if You don't mind disturbing contrived story.

84
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Dated

See it if You love well-staged and performed musicals; extraordinary talent!

Don't see it if You can't relate to period story of the AIDS epidemic and early gay rights issues.

86
Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You have come to know and love the Gabriel family and want to know what is new in their lives. If you enjoy family conversations

Don't see it if you need drama, action or a real story.

81
Entertaining, Cliched, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy entertaining musical comedy with a touch of poignancy.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by predictable resolution of moderate (slightly overblown) conflict.

76
During previews
Plenty
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You like to see great stage acting and directing. Rachel Wiesz was masterful, her mood swings well played.

Don't see it if You need linear storytelling. This play was a bit disjointed at times scene to scene, but perhaps that was the idea.

84
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the Apple Family plays and want to see a more down to earth family dynamics

Don't see it if You need to have a plot line and need action. It is a family conversation (an no one is looking at their phones!)

82
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to be forced to think ... if you like situational tales and don't need a storyline.

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity, need a plot.

82
During previews
Aubergine
Midtown W
Great writing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a family story and existential soliliquoys

Don't see it if You view the existential soliliquoys as banal

92
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy dialogue driven drama and historical story retelling. Great writing and some clever lines.

Don't see it if You need an action packed show; there is quite a bit of emotional drama.

90
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You love all things Broadway musicals spoofs, clever lyrics, talented singers

Don't see it if You have never seen or heard of Hamilton, or any other Broadway musical.

75
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Quirky

See it if you like clever use of staging and props and a good story.

Don't see it if you have difficulty seeing women playing manly roles in a very comic way.

90
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great choreography, Great singing

See it if You love big production musicals with lots of tap dancing and great vocals. Audra McDonald was out but her understudy was amazing!

Don't see it if Can think of a reason not to see this. Just go before it closes.

83
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Big Broadway Musicals with crowd arousing songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Alanis Morisette or a mashup of social issues.

85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Clever story line and song lyrics. Intimate setting. You feel the singers are singing just to you

Don't see it if You need big production.

76
Cliched, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You don't mind entertaining fluff. Its fun, but no real challenge for plotline etc.

Don't see it if You need a deep show.

92
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You loved the first version, you'll love the 2018 version... voices, staging, casting... all amazing

Don't see it if You're stuck in the past for the relationships.

81
Epic, Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like the classic Fiddler and have a strong sense of nostalgia

Don't see it if You need big production musical

87
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You aren't shy about participating in the show, enjoy choreographed scenes. A great mix of acting, dance, and immersive theater.

Don't see it if You need to sit in an audience or need a cohesive story line.

75
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a family drama, good acting and some intriguing dialogue.

Don't see it if You need fast-paced story.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy

See it if You are openminded about seeing classic Shakespeare set in modern times.

Don't see it if You are unable to contextualize.

76
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting

See it if Some good performances of a really intriguing play.

Don't see it if You need big production broadway shows

79
War Paint
Midtown W
Cliched, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You love to hear strong female voices, Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole both gave their all in star performances.

Don't see it if You need to strong plot.

73
The Outer Space
East Village
Banal, Insipid, Great singing

See it if You like a quirky combination of country music in outer space.

Don't see it if Need the story to make sense.

79
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a master class in acting by Sally Field and Joe Mantello. And to see Laura played by a strong young actress.

Don't see it if You've seen GM so many times before and couldn't bear it again.

77
During previews
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want to see and hear really good music and musical talent.

Don't see it if You are disturbed by deviancy.

82
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You like family drama, guilt, betrayal. Good writing and acting

Don't see it if Was a little long, and the ending was just plain weird!

82
Party People
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You like hip-hop musicals with a message and a loose story. Creatively written and staged and very talented performers.

Don't see it if You don't like cursing or hip-hop. Are tired of the political.

83
Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You love musical theater with talented singers and dancers.

Don't see it if You need something new.

80
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense

See it if You like contemporary dramas that scratch at racial, political and societal issues.

Don't see it if You believe that everything is black or white.

86
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You love gospel and blues sung with strong voices. Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis are amazing.

Don't see it if You need a thick plotline or don't appreciate soulful singing.

73
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You are not looking for high brow dramatic production, but enjoy vignette style story about generational issues.

Don't see it if You need to like the characters in the play.

78
Clever, Edgy, Intense

See it if You like mostly funny, intense, political is personal and personal is political standup/performance.

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot driven story, this is stand up performance. That it was mostly read from her script can be off-putting.

68
During previews
The Layover
Midtown W
Great staging, Insipid, Quirky

See it if You enjoy film noir and quirky drama

Don't see it if You need a surprise ending

77
Absorbing, Confusing, Great staging

See it if you want a unique Shakespearean experience. Some really good acting and clever staging.

Don't see it if can't sit through 3 hours of Shakespeare.

80
Privacy
East Village
Clever, Edgy, Original

See it if You are in a playful mood, and like your smartphone

Don't see it if You need a plot or don't like audience participation.

92
Entertaining, Intense, Great singing

See it if You want to be treated to great performances and stirring music and story.

Don't see it if You want big production or fluff.

89
Runaways
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You like young talent and great writing.

Don't see it if Not a staged version, so just enjoy the music!