Doreen 6282

Scarsdale

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Reviews (121)
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.

90
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant

See it if you can deal with the suffering of others who do not deserve to be mistreated or manipulated by politics.

Don't see it if you find acting so realistic and it bothers you that others are suffering.

94
Apologia
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you are enjoy intense family drama, acted by extremely talented actors.

Don't see it if you do not like conflict or snide remarks.

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to delve into a more personal side of Freddie than before. This story takes a lot of energy and courage to perform.

Don't see it if you don't like raw truth and one man shows.

60
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Good singing voices, Female lead quick on feet

See it if you want a Book of Mormon premise or you like a lead actress who is quick to improvise as the need arises.

Don't see it if you expect to hear Ethel Merman's greatest hits.....

50
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Funny, Lovely theater, Too many tricks

See it if you want constant surprises and bizarre scenes.

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

51
The Ones Upstairs
East Village
Too many furniture moves, Slow, Not witty enough or not enough thought provoking exchanges among characters

See it if you want to torture/punish yourself for any misdeeds,

Don't see it if you like characters who do not make sense with lines or with voice inflections.

75
During previews
Before We're Gone
West Village
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Relevant story

See it if you want to think about the meaning in your life and how it affects others in your circle of friends and acquaintances.

Don't see it if you do not like to be reminded that all of us will die or how.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are interested in learning about one woman's endless search for happiness, her trials and tribulations....

Don't see it if you do not want to be entertained by a cast of characters who play many roles, all seamlessly.

50
During previews
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Great singing, Missing something...., Not enough "meat"

See it if you enjoy songs that can be sung with or without a guitar to accompany the singer.

Don't see it if you want a solid story that captures your interest.

78
During previews
Operation Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in learning and if you like minimal staging but great effects. These men carry off a powerful message with little staging

Don't see it if don't like sound effects and good acting!

96
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in learning more about a little known but extremely interesting man.

Don't see it if you do not like one man shows that are both entertaining and informative!

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.

90
During previews
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you have ever been in a pickle and know how it feels to be have others be critical of you when you least expect it.....

Don't see it if you do not have a sense of humor!

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

See it if you like a play that totally captures your interest and you do not like for it to end!

Don't see it if you want light entertainment, the story is intense and the acting is superb!

85
Thought-provoking, Informative, Well staged

See it if you would like to know more about a president who did not take advantage of his role nor the office.

Don't see it if you don't like historical stories and factual information.

44
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Tried to be too cute, Non-entertainijng, Ridiculous

See it if you think a story about Hitler should include "mean girls" and their cell phones.

Don't see it if you come to be educated or entertained!

95
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You are interested in seeing a performer give 100% t his role and share a part of history that still fascinates after all this time.

Don't see it if you don't like historically based plays, sentiment or a strong performance by a one man show.

75
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like plays that tell a story with a message that withstands time. The theater is intimate so you feel like apart of the show.

Don't see it if you do not like plays that make you think how you could be a better person.

56
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Edgy, Accent difficult to adjust to & understand, Too bizarre

See it if if you want to be confused and wonder WHY someone would want to share this story.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained and feel good when you leave theater.....

100
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy slight of hand without the slight! like to be well entertained by a personable and highly intelligent performer who is charming!

Don't see it if you need to figure out how he did it because his "works of wonder" can NOT be explained.....

76
The Diana Tapes
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you are enchanted by "behind the scenes" and thoughts if Princess Diana

Don't see it if you are an anti - Brit or not interested in Diana's travails wit h Prince Charles

25
Unexpected, Unbelievable, Weird

See it if like to waste time and have nothing else to do, even reading the newspaper is better than sitting through this.....

Don't see it if you want to be entertained in a conventional way and feel good about yourself afterwards.

75
Thought-provoking, Interesting set, Ambitious

See it if you would like to know more about the infamous James brothers, train & bank robbers. There is aslo racism with Civil War overtures.

Don't see it if you expect a story that holds your attention and captivates your interest.