Dr Baby

New York City
About:  I've been attending NYC theater since the early 60's. I still love it.
Reviews (81)
75
During previews
When only fantasies keep you going
September 29th, 2022

See it if Two brothers living in a cruel and unfair world. Which one is the top dog and which the underdog? I'm still thinking.

Don't see it if Slightly dated. Slightly long.

75
Aptly titled
September 29th, 2022

See it if It took me a couple of weeks before I could write a review. It's good but definitely strange.

Don't see it if You don't like explicit language and situations.

72
Ground hog day with extra details?
September 8th, 2022

See it if I think the extra historical details of this story could effectively be cut (Van Gogh, Anne Frank) Staging and Lighting were magnificent

Don't see it if it requires a lot of concentration you have to be up for it.

83
Entertaining, Clever
September 8th, 2022

See it if Entertaining and creative version of Orpheus and Eurydice. I am in love with the elegant Patrick Page and his deep, deep voice.

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

80
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Highly creative musical about making a murderer
September 2nd, 2022

See it if I loved the creativity and inside jokes (i.e. Twilight Zone playing during intermission). The score was engrossing.

Don't see it if Macabre subject handled well. Kindda left me breathless

79
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever
August 27th, 2022

See it if Sweetest take on fairy tale musicals since Into the Woods. Staging was wickedly creative.

Don't see it if some of the songs are trite.

85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever
August 25th, 2022

See it if I love Collum Francis. Though he has played Lola a thousand times, his performance is as fresh and engaging as if it was his first time on

Don't see it if I really had no interest in seeing this; a niece requested. I was delightfully surprised. Everyone leaves the show smiling and chatting.

91
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious
August 25th, 2022

See it if I am an avid reader and often wary of all book adaptations. This drama hits the mark: culturally, intellectually, artfully and gracefully.

Don't see it if The second act is a little long. Otherwise, I cannot provide a criticism.

87
Clever, Funny, Entertaining
June 1st, 2022

See it if Very very little of the libretto is ever repeated. It must have been a monster to learn. Rosencrantz and Gildenstein were a high light

Don't see it if I'm not a big fan of modern opera; however, even if you are like me, this opera is worth seeing.

80
Deborah messing shines
May 31st, 2022

See it if Very well-done drama about existential angst through the age span. Am I living my best Life?

Don't see it if Characters change often. Consistent characters keep aging. A little difficult to follow, especially at first.

90
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
May 31st, 2022

See it if you enjoy musicals about serious family issues and angst. Very well done.

Don't see it if you don't want to see anything dealing with suicide or teenager angst.

100
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
May 15th, 2022

See it if you enjoy rap and high energy performances. Amazing production and book.

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

100
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
May 7th, 2022

See it if A creative 2-woman musical that is an absolute delight. GO SEE IT

Don't see it if There’s no reason that you show miss this show.

85
Edgy, Clever
April 27th, 2022

See it if I went with very low expectations and was delightfully surprised. I never expected this story line. I loved it.

Don't see it if if your anti-drugs

68
¡Americano!
Midtown W
Ambitious
April 27th, 2022

See it if The first act is a little slow and contrived. However, the musical redeems itself during the second act. Lead's singing is amazing.

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

75
Absorbing, Clever
April 25th, 2022

See it if This topical rejuvenation of Colored Girls is not dated AT ALL. I hadn't seen it before. I'm really glad I didn't miss this opportunity.

Don't see it if My only complaint was that sometimes the dialog was not loud enough to comprehend what was being said. Consider the player using mics.

52
Dated, very hard to follow
December 11th, 2021

See it if If you are a Black History buff and willing to sit through anything just to add to your library of experiences.

Don't see it if Very existential. For a while I thought I was watching Waiting for Godot.

92
Intelligent, Great acting, Delightful
January 9th, 2020

See it if See it. See it. See it. I am not a fan of musicals, in general, and I loved this show.

Don't see it if No reason not to see this.

68
During previews
Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing
January 9th, 2020

See it if you are a diehard fan of the musical

Don't see it if Staging was extremely distracting. the use of video and "back or side rooms" was really really annoying. Often could not see the actors

100
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Love, love, loved
November 30th, 2019

See it if Amazing! It's a long play with 2 intermissions but you don't care. I was riveted throughout the production.

Don't see it if you are offended by full-frontal nudity on the stage.

90
This play left me breathless
November 30th, 2019

See it if This is the type of play that you keep thinking about and interpreting. The staging is great. The play keeps taking unexpected turns.

Don't see it if you are offended by strong sexual innuendo.

99
David byrne never disappoints
November 18th, 2019

See it if must see if you are a byrne or talking heads fan. It was an absolute joy. I'd go again in a heart beat

Don't see it if you hate his music

78
Funny, Slow, Clever
July 8th, 2019

See it if Very cute and alluring premise for the story. I laughed aloud more than once.

Don't see it if It was a big preachy in spots. If you can hold on through those parts, you’ll be fine.

97
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
June 27th, 2019

See it if You love the novel. It’s not a direct interpretation. Rather, it respectfully recasts the drama with Scout as the primary narrator.

Don't see it if You are a total Mockingbird purist

70
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy
June 10th, 2019

See it if You are a Nathan Lane fan; his physicality and timing are exquisite.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick comedy, you will suffer.

95
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
June 10th, 2019

See it if You enjoy mockumentaries that move quickly and have great actors. This was a joy.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive to fowl language or swearing.

81
Overrated, Intense, Quirky, Indulgent
May 21st, 2019

See it if You are a follower or historian of Irish Drama.

Don't see it if I get it. Irish drama involves a long set-up, comic characters and then a knockout punch. This was overly long, comic characters dragged

Also On too long and it wasn’t funny to start with.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
May 17th, 2019

See it if You love theater that keeps you thinking about it for days and days. How did they get this way? What will happen to this family?

Don't see it if Second act is drawn-out; need to maintain your patience and concentration. I kept wondering what the purpose of the boy/cousin’s scene was

Also And especially if the play could be shortened by cutting the scene. Ul... Read more Read less

70
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
The miracle of forgiveness
May 10th, 2019

See it if You like one-man dramas or dramas that show humanity in one of the darkest times someone can experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like minimalist set design.

85
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Fast-paced engaging show
May 10th, 2019

See it if Creative, extremely well-acted and well-written show. It was just plain fun. Both actors were amazing.

Don't see it if You don’t like having an enthusiastic actor jumping in your face or breathing down your neck. I was spooked but still glad I came

90
For a previous production
Even if you’ve never read the books
April 24th, 2019

See it if It is an engaging dramatization of the Harry Potter books. I took a 10 year old who had not read any of the books and he was totally

Don't see it if You’re not into fantasy or magic or hate Harry Potter

Also Engrossed AND we saw both parts in one day. I think that speaks for it... Read more Read less

80
During previews
High school angst morality play with happy ending
March 9th, 2019

See it if Predictable, if cutely updated, story. Dancing and singing high energy. Perfect if you have to entertain teenagers.

Don't see it if You don’t mind high octane audiences; they clap and squeel at everything.

81
Teen-aged angst morality play with happy ending
March 8th, 2019

See it if Engaging, light entertainment even if rather predictable story line. Perfect if you have teenagers to entertain.

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

75
Rap Guide to Evolution
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking
January 23rd, 2019

See it if You will be intellectually engaged throughout 90% of the show. There are a few “I never thought of it that way” moments

Don't see it if You can’t process speech at a rapid rate

70
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant
November 28th, 2018

See it if Timely, relevant theater. I enjoyed this show

Don't see it if U have issues either same sex relationships.

78
Apologia
Midtown W
Sacrifices of the revolutionary
November 1st, 2018

See it if You are a Stockard Channing fan, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, I love this theater; it’s so comfortable.

Don't see it if You don’t have patience enough to get through a highly dramatic, unresolved and long first act. The play really doesn’t come together until

Also The last 5 minutes. Its something of an endurance run.

95
Poinant story of loving someone with dementia
October 28th, 2018

See it if Elaine May has to get a tony for this performance. It may be the best performance I will see in my lifetime. The rest of the acting, espec

Don't see it if If you are currently loving someone who has altzheimer’s or dementia this might hit too close to home. My mom demented just before she

Also Joan Allen was stellar.... Read more Read less

61
Either love it or hate it
October 28th, 2018

See it if You like silly programs.

Don't see it if Like me you don’t have much tolerance for silly

73
What happens to dreamers?
October 22nd, 2018

See it if It deserves the nobel prize for drama. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if The pacing of the show was slow and definetely akward more than once. What in heaven’s name was that wall hanging in Russian for?

70
Black Light
West Village
See things as they are
October 13th, 2018

See it if The title of the finale song “See Things As They Are” seemed ironic. This is a black, feminist statement as well as a call to arms

Don't see it if You have strong opinions against crossdressing.

Also regarding the current political climate. Original songs that are inter... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Relevance in the era of “fake news”
October 6th, 2018

See it if Taut, well-acted, well-staged, well-directed contemporary drama. We kept discussing the play all afternoon; that seldom happens.

Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason not to see this play.

70
During previews
I’m just a girl who can’t say no
October 6th, 2018

See it if I loved the first act but then...audience gimmick that I thought would be enployed during the benefit picnic to elicite audience participati

Don't see it if You are an Oklahoma purist

Also Was just a gimmick for intermission. The performance that stood in for... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Refreshing feminist view of the constitution
September 20th, 2018

See it if Clear-headed, well-researched feminist review of our most important document, made relevant through personal accounts.

Don't see it if you are a knee-jerk anti-feminist

Also The structure of the performance is very unique. You’re never quite ce... Read more Read less

88
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Amazing one-man show with 24 characters
September 15th, 2018

See it if Taut, well-written and well-acted one-act drama about a young irishman turned WWI soldier. Shane O’Regan is a superstar.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this show is if you can’t sit still for 80 minutes.

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing
September 1st, 2018

See it if Well acted, well produced and very well written historical fiction. Staging kept the story line moving. Janet McTeer was outstanding

Don't see it if you don’t like historical fiction.

90
Intimate evening with “the boss”
August 26th, 2018

See it if You are a bona fide Bruce fan

Don't see it if You’re expecting a rock concert of Bruce’s greatest hits.

69
During previews
Richard, richard what i hear you saying is..richard, what i hear you saying is..
August 21st, 2018

See it if Great acting especially Adina Verson. Creative staging.

Don't see it if I am not a fan of writers like Dave Eggers; all the added parenthetical comments, and everyday innane conversations. Ms. Silverman adopts

Also This style.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant
August 13th, 2018

See it if should you ever have the opportunity, catch this show. This version was edited for concert presentation. I’m dying to see the whole thing

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason why anyone should miss this. PG langauge throughout. Uplifting. Hopeful.

Also and completely staged.

70
Black Sparta
Midtown W
African women’s history dramatized
August 5th, 2018

See it if Well written play about female warriors reaction to French colonization in Africa. I went in thinking I was going to be unimpressed but the

Don't see it if unfortunately, the stage/theater did not support the production. Many lines were swallowed up and unintelligible.

Also play kept my attention for 2 solid hours.

70
Birthday Boy
East Village
Intense, Relevant, Slow
July 18th, 2018

See it if You are looking for unexpected sources for musicals. Emerging art that is worth supporting.

Don't see it if You’re expecting perfection