Duncan45

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (38)
91
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if love the music and lyrics of Sondheim and want to see excellent, engaging singers perform flawless harmonies and beautifully!

Don't see it if don't like music or great singing, hate Sondheim, dislike videos in performances (interviews of Sondheim) or minimal staging.

93
Show Up, Kids!
East Village
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love improv and seeing a performer enjoy working with children and creating a fun story with them. Peter is hilarious and kids love him

Don't see it if you don't like improv or interactive shows or if you can't stand kids.

88
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like feel good musicals that have well-written scripts, great music and lyrics and lovely performances.

Don't see it if you don't like the Little Women story or you don't like musicals.

80
During previews
Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare in a bare set and free-flowing use of the space & Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers in a spectacular performances.

Don't see it if don't like a little gender bending or actors performing in the space around you.

35
Zen A.M.
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like listening to overacting actors yell rapid-fire at each other for most of the show.

Don't see it if like good comedic timing, want to understand what is going on and like to see nuanced acting and sensitive directing.

87
Riveting, Profound, Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like musicals, like terrific, heart-felt singing and a moving story that still resonates.

Don't see it if you hate sung-through musicals, dislike autobiographical family stories and don't like themes of blacks and whites in 1960's Louisiana.

86
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if like dramas about families going through life changing times told through the lens of caring people who want to help the woman they love.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about older parents having to move on with their lives and contemplate change for their own good.

60
Till We Meet Again
East Village
Confusing, Great acting

See it if stories women spies in WWII is interesting and informative.

Don't see it if you don't like a first act that is overly long and makes no sense.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you like good acting, great storytelling and fun, lively direction with great leads and talented supporting casts.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about Shakespeare's The Tempest, don't like stories of Algerian witches and don't like to laugh.

78
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you like historical plays about classical music people and composer Richard and Cosima Wagner's anti-semitism.

Don't see it if want a silly, frilly comedy that is without historical significance or if you don't like stories told in a slightly fantasy-like way.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Hilarious

See it if you are interested in a talking, funny, philosophical puppet telling hilarious stories, teasing the audience and then speaking deep thoughts

Don't see it if you are offended by swear words, want singing/dancing or if you cannot suspend belief that a sightless puppet is very deep and philosophical

91
The Jewish King Lear
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you are fascinated by the idea of the King Lear story performed in a Jewish 19th Century family setting.

Don't see it if You don't like excellent acting and story telling revolving around 19th century family drama.

95
Britannicus
East Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you like smart, easily understood historical plays about Nero, Agrippa and the tragedy of the murder of Nero's half-brother, Britannicus.

Don't see it if you don't like history, or you don't like plays that use language beautifully and are beautifully acted and directed.

95
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if like clever word-play and French farce in a delightful transadaptation by the amazing wordsmith, David Ives, author of All in the Timing.

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh, don't enjoy fun rhyming couplet or dislike stories with mistaken identity and use poetry as the catalyst.

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you like psychologically inspired shows that create characters in a way you would expect and who speak human truths about life and aging.

Don't see it if you don't like to be intellectually challenged or don't enjoy understand human foibles.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to live in the emotional life of the characters who deal with their own demons and oftentimes travel to worlds of fantasy.

Don't see it if Can't sit through a long play, are not interested in intellectual discussions or thoughtful scenes, or characters struggling.

90
Shooter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love shows that make you think about current events and people's confused lives.

Don't see it if You like fluff and simple stories about simple people.

91
Me & Ella
Midtown E
Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if .love the music of Ella Fitzgerald and want to find out about her life and what a profound and joyous effect Ella had on Andrea.

Don't see it if you don't like music or singing or don't like beautiful and joyous storytelling.

84
Absorbing, Informative, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like American politics and want a good historical refresher about Jean Kirkpatrick and her rival at the UN, Nora Astorga, from Nicaragua

Don't see it if important, recent American historical events bore you, or you do not want to learn something new in an intelligent way.

90
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy plays that deal with sensitive subjects in a thoughtful and way that leaves room for questions. Great writing and acting.

Don't see it if you don't want to see the conflict of a person in a very difficult, public circumstance or want your play tied up in a neat ending..

70
ray gun say0nara
West Village
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you like science fiction and technical-speak. Great staging and beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if you get confused by a bunch of different stories leading up to the climax.

75
Duck
West Village
Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you like intense, intellectual text that explores the internal conflicts of a character through short, thought-provoking scenes.

Don't see it if you don't like great acting or have the concentration to unravel the outwardly presented inner conflicts.

85
Stupid F**king Bird
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like Chekhov, good acting and engaging characters and discussions of life philosophy and the big questions.

Don't see it if don't like a play based on The Seagull or hearing the word f***k a whole bunch of times.

94
Great writing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if like family dramas that deal with real issues that people experience. Great acting, great staging, great set. A beautiful production!

Don't see it if you dislike small, intimate theaters, hate plays that make you think and dislike good acting.

85
Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if like Sondheim musicals that deal with dark subjects but also like good singing, clever staging and great acting.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by musicals about assassins and finding out why they do what they do.

95
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love a cappella singing, great, inventive storytelling, engaging characters, clever lyrics, creative staging, insightful observations.

Don't see it if you don't like singing, stories about internet obsessions or works that make you think.

96
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love great singing, great story-telling, great musical harmonies, great score, great staging, historically-based musicals, beautiful!

Don't see it if don't like musicals, don't like singing, hate history, don't like stories about WWI or are just a grumpy person.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you want to know more about Harry S. Truman and you love great storytelling and history.

Don't see it if don't know who Harry S. Truman is, don't like solo shows and don't know or want to know anything about US history before 1950.

78
Romulus the Great
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you are interested in Roman history that is heightened, exaggerated and presented as farce. Broadway quality set and design.

Don't see it if you have no interest in history or works by the great Swiss author, Friedrich Dürrenmatt and if you don't want to laugh at the absurdity.

85
Marlowe's Fate
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if the premise that Marlowe did not die but was exiled to Italy and continued writing with Shakespeare as his English front is interesting.

Don't see it if you are not interested in Marlowe or Shakespeare and are not willing to consider that Shakespeare did not write his plays, but Marlowe did.

86
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you love Sondheim, love musicals, love great singing and dancing and love profound, touching stories that speak to our humaness.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or shows about older women reliving their glory days and finding resolution.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Great music

See it if you love music and great singing, inventive storytelling and moving, creative performances.

Don't see it if you don't like music and singing and are confused by stories that move from one fantasy to another in a different century.

75
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Historical, Heart-felt, Resonant

See it if you are interested in black-white relationships right after the Civil War and especially Jesse James' family conflicts.

Don't see it if you don't like history or dramatic plays.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like wonderful singing and acting in a musical that is heart-felt, funny, clever and performed in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you don't like fun, clever musicals with meaning.

90
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if like plays that delve into human conflict and with slice of life drama.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained with easy subject matter or final answers about everything.

79
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you are interested in historical figures and learning more about them and their American experiences and stories.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the people who have made our country what it is and what they have gone through.

87
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if are interested in a meaningful family conflict about ultra-religious people and their conflict with homosexuals.

Don't see it if seeing thought-provoking shows are not your thing.

89
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like excellent writing, beautiful performances, the claustrophobia of women with no way out of their situation and early 20th c. stories

Don't see it if You have a problem with stories about women or stories where the implication might be that women need men to survive.