Doreen 6282

Scarsdale

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Reviews (142)
90
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Novel approach, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You like a show with multiple mediums and a story line that captures your full attention because it feels personal.

Don't see it if You do not like flashing lights, one man shows or a message that could touch your heart.

80
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to learn more about Bess Myerson's life in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You do not want to hear what it was like to live in Bess Myerson's shadow and not be valued as her daughter.

95
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want be sucked into several character's life story and don't care if there is a happy ending.

Don't see it if You do not wish to see so much angst and unhappiness in the lives of others.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a company of performers who make the story come alive.

Don't see it if You do not like to see a character humiliated when you are absorbed in the story.

90
The Gospel of John
East Village
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you want to be inspired by the WORD and that someone would memorize the complete Gospel of John and share it with an audience.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the BIBLE or dislike one man performances.

95
When It Happens to You
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show that is reality based even though the topic is not one easily discussed. The author has told a well thought out play.

Don't see it if you do not want to face reality or prefer musicals.

85
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great use of stage with minimal props

See it if you are interested in human relations and history.

Don't see it if you do not like out of the way theaters or a play that provokes thoughtfulness.

49
Mothers
Midtown W
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like a play that rivets from the reality of parenthood to some idiotic situation. no intermission so you can't really leave, darn!

Don't see it if you want to enjoy your time at the theater beyond the first 20 minutes..... and pay to feel trapped in your seat!

70
Slave Play
East Village
Excruciating, at times, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if can endure pseudo-analysis supposedly of acting, but it is more of a project for school with predetermined, set ideas of outcome.

Don't see it if you do not wish to see nudity on stage or too graphic sex acts performed.

92
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in aging and how some choose to deal with aches, pains and long-standing friendships.

Don't see it if you do not like to be reminded you are getting older and the consequences that follow.

100
Masterful perfromances, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if YOU WANT TO SEE TWO LEGENDARY ACTORS AT THEIR BEST IN A STORY THAT WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART!

Don't see it if YOU DO NOT LIKE REAL TO LIFE FAMILY STORIES.

85
The Exes
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are in the mood to be entertained and laugh at the foibles of family life. There are some surprises....

Don't see it if you do not like an intimate theater nor do you approve of family vs. family interactions.

78
Fun to see/hear music acted out, Good staging, Great singing

See it if you love Meat Loaf songs, love fabulous voices on all the actors, and like surprises during the performance.

Don't see it if you are bothered by loud music, strobe lighting and those who don't always have their clothes on.

79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if you like to see performers who give their best and make the Shakespeare play relevant to today's issues. Not a bad seat in the house.

Don't see it if you have trouble following language in verse, rather than straight prose. You do not like an intimate theater.

90
During previews
Barabbas
East Village
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy being close to the action and understand there is a link to the past.

Don't see it if you do not want to feel uncomfortable as to a pertinent story that could take place anywhere.

74
Public Servant
Midtown W
Realistic, Interesting sets, Great use of stage

See it if you want to relate to every day problems that are often swept under the carpet.

Don't see it if you expect a happy, light-hearted show.

90
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like to laugh and enjoy yourself throughout the entire show. There is one funny line after another. .Characters are well cast, show

Don't see it if YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE FULLY ENTERTAINED WITH GOOD, CLEAN FUN...

67
The Glen
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you want to feel the sadness of another.

Don't see it if you do not like to feel the pain of others.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if YOU EVER WATCHED THE SONNY & CHER SHOW, SANG ALONG WITH THE SONGS OR LOVED CHER ON HER OWN. IT IS A FUN FILLED EVENING!

Don't see it if YOU DO NOT LIKE THE MUSIC OR A FLURRY OF COSTUME CHANGES.

75
Ah, Wilderness!
East Village
Entertaining, Great writing, Dated

See it if you like a small theater, want to feel close to the action, like period pieces, good costumes, and people who care about their role.

Don't see it if you do not like pieces that celebrate the goodness in all of us and the American Dream.

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

See it if you like a timeless story & a feel good about oneself. YOU get so involved you don't want the story to end......

Don't see it if you don't believe in the good of all...

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love history and like that a historical figure is captivating audiences with Lin-Manuel's masterpiece of music, staging, character and

Don't see it if you don't appreciate creativity plus! excitement! a historical tale or Hamilton getting his due!

90
Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you love the songs, enjoy good dancing, and enjoy a show that is well known to all. It does not disappoint.

Don't see it if you dislike good music, are enchanted by the #MeToo movement or dislike a tried and true story.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you can handle an intense play with a pointed message about how we need to be more attuned to our veterans.

Don't see it if you want a fun,light play. This play makes an impact in a BIG way.

90
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Cleverly staged

See it if you have ever cared about a family member and suffered loss. This show will make you think but inspire you to relive the happy times.

Don't see it if you can not deal with reality.

87
Clever, Informative, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy history told in an informative manner that also feels entertaining. Characters play more than one part, but each is convincing.

Don't see it if You do not like historical data.

95
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like one man show that is,filled with historical content, told in a most intelligent way mixed with music from 1945-1970.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a fresh,but relevant perspective view of history.

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Funny

See it if You want to see a theater icon, Jane Alexander, on stage with a solid cast who provide laughs and tears.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate some off color comments or actors still learning their lines.

68
Too much repetition, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to entertain children from 8-12. they will find it funny.

Don't see it if you like something for grown-ups as well. I left at the break, it was too repetitive in something that did not prove entertaining.

95
During previews
FEAR
West Village
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Incredible, realistic set

See it if you are aware of the dark side of all of us and not afraid to see it acted out on stage. There are several humorous asides as well.

Don't see it if you want a light piece or a musical.

50
Misterman
Upper W Side
Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like to watch a man jump about on stage , scream most his lines, spew utter chaotic lines and feel COLD at your seat.

Don't see it if you expect something light, entertaining or wan it to be easy to determine what is being conveyed.

75
Ludwig and Bertie
East Village
Detail packed, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you are truly interested in learning more about 2 men who made a huge difference in each other's lives.

Don't see it if you are not interested in true stories.

80
During previews
Round Table
Midtown E
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a story you can just lean back and enjoy without thinking too much. feel it is best for those ages in 20s and 30s

Don't see it if you are easily confused or dislike continual transition between reality and fantasy.

87
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love a monologue that invokes you to be more thoughtful about your life and those in your life.

Don't see it if you do not like 2 different monologues that each last nearly an hour and staging is scant.

90
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see how LBJ was able to do politics at his best. Each actor brings so much to his role and makes it a most enjoyable evening at

Don't see it if you do not like politics or do not want to learn more about LBJ's presidency.

75
Rat Pack Undead
Midtown E
Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you want a fun experience where each of the singers has a great voice. There is a clever use of the songs rewritten to feature the Halloween

Don't see it if You do not like to be in a cabaret setting where others & you can eat even though the food is fantastic!

80
SHEnanigans
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if you have ever lost a loved one and want to know how others deal with their losses, so many areas to identify with and nod y our head. TALENT

Don't see it if you do not like to feel emotional or dislike one woman shows.

65
Comfortable seats, Strong acting performance, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a one man show that preaches "white privilege" for time served in prison.

Don't see it if you want a light , fun show although there is some humor. You are tired of hearing about white privilege, time & again....

74
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy improv, good singing, clever repartee. Each of the performers proved able to match the others in quick thinking.Bravo.

Don't see it if if are uncomfortable with improv, wittiness in abundance and the chance to laugh, laugh, laugh.

75
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if You understand the British accent and love to see theater in an intimate setting. Both actors were superb!

Don't see it if you do not like to be entertained.....

94
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you are aging, want a voice shared about your fears and dreams, and feel as if you are ready to face the future realistically.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment that will leave you laughing.

62
During previews
A Jewish Joke
Midtown W
Felt sorry for performer, Too much nothingness, Some funny jokes thrown in

See it if you can sit through a show for a few good, well worn jokes and little relevant info about McCarthy period.

Don't see it if you wish to be well informed or entertained.

79
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging

See it if you like good acting with a few surprises thrown into the mix. there is humor as well as a sense of unexpected loss due to family secrets.

Don't see it if you want a warm, fuzzy feel good show. the acting makes up for that loss.

90
State of the Union
East Village
Great sets, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the political process of yesteryear. this is set in an intimate theater which makes it that much more interesting and entertaining

Don't see it if you do not like a play of substance with great characters.

77
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy seeing an acting legend onstage surrounded by those who care and try to act their hearts out....

Don't see it if you do not like sad stories.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoy an evening at the theater with incredible costumes, outstanding staging and fabulous singing.....try to get an aisle seat.

Don't see it if you don't like great theater that sucks you in......

50
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to pay to hear the 2-3 great songs in the show.

Don't see it if you expect to be highly entertained. I was disappointed and could not wait to leave....

69
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you like special effects. The staging, the effects and King Kong are fabulous----much more so than the singing, story line or dancing.

Don't see it if you want to be fully entertained by the acting. Only go if you LOVE special effects and the staging aspect of a play.

75
Clever, Quirky, Interesting pieces/ 3 one act plays

See it if you like short but poignant plays with minimal staging.

Don't see it if you like flashy big budget shows.

88
Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Heart-wrenching

See it if You like a show that touches your inner feelings and takes you back to a time you were more vulnerable.

Don't see it if you do not like to make connections and feel about the subject matter and characters.