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Manhattan | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (88)
82
Emotional, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see two fine actors tell heartfelt stories. Sturridge broke my heart; Gyllenhaal kept me laughing in spite of myself. See it.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues; having a story told to you. If you need a large cast interacting-this isn't it.

Also Some reviewers found the set too spare; I thought it was perfect.

85
Brilliant choreography, wonderful music, energetic, Must see, Great singing

See it if you were a fan of The Temptations. You love great singing; and the choreography is a must-see even if not always in sync.

Don't see it if you never liked The Temptations. Are expecting elaborate sets; btw, elaborate sets aren't needed. Give it a try, you might like it.

Also Otis narrating the story is fine; and the story is compelling. It's a ... Read more Read less

90
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to hear a great cast sing great songs with interesting lyrics-also great choreography. The show is very timely; bring it back!

Don't see it if you need grand sets and lots of hoopla. I can't think of a good reason NOT to see it; except that it closed!

67
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Funny, Relevant, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you are a Sarandon fan; she is super. Great supporting cast as well. I have no quarrel with the acting; kept my interest due to the actors

Don't see it if you can't deal with a narcissistic lead character. Or, if you have trouble with accents. It's not bad; just not great.

78
Funny, Fluffy, Dated, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you want to see Chris Dwan before he becomes the next Broadway star. He is simply wonderful. Farah Alvin makes the most of her part. Fun!

Don't see it if you need a glorious score; big sets, orchestra. You want updated humor; or a laugh riot, it's amusing, though most of the audience roared.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see ALL actors equally talented-This is an ENSEMBLE cast. Santino is amazing singing with 2 different voices-Fun time for sure.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of David Yazbeck's music-the lyrics are funny, the music banal. Or, if zany characters annoy you. Still fun though.

61
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if Bryan Cranston is the only reason to see the show. He will win the Tony; he is stunningly great. It is relevant in how news broadcasts work

Don't see it if you want to see more than a one-man show; it belongs to Cranston. But, the rest is somewhat boring. The sex scene offensive.

Also The marriage breakdown is unnecessary, adds nothing to the production ... Read more Read less

62
During previews
Overrated, Slow, Good acting for the most part, Raunchy

See it if you MUST see anything featuring Nathan Lane. If you don't mind flatulence, gross humor. Actors are fine with a bad script.

Don't see it if synchronized penis' and body fluids are your thing. I can think of no other reason to see it. A few laughs, though not enough to see it.

Also Had possibilities-never came to fruition.

69
Lolita, My Love
Midtown E
Great acting, Great singing, In this day of #metoo, it may be too soon to revive this musical

See it if In a nutshell, great actors/singers in search of a musical. This is not the one. The score is boring-so much talent wasted.

Don't see it if a musical about pedophilia seems interesting; it isn't.

68
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if despite an implausible plot, there is some fine acting here; and worthy of seeing just for that. An issue worth exploring-didn't work here.

Don't see it if you expect a well-written plot; sadly it is missing. Could have been great in another playwright's hands perhaps?

72
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Perfect casting

See it if you wish to be entertained by wonderful singer/performers. They are full-blown; the book however is slow. The music OK. Enjoyable enough.

Don't see it if you need a big musical production=set/costumes. You expect an intriguing story line; memorable songs-not here.

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

See it if You want to see the puppet; kudos to the puppeteers-marvelous job. The sets stand out-Tony worthy. I liked the choreography/dancers.

Don't see it if you expect a compelling story/score. The score is not memorable though Ms. Pitti sings wonderfully. The puppeteers are visible thru-out.

Also The 8 year old boy sitting in front of me was spellbound with Kong and... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if The actors are splendid; the material just doesn't do them justice. Jones' part is underwritten; Radcliffe and Cannavale get the good lines

Don't see it if you expect a conclusion. You'll have to decide for yourself. If a 3-character play is not your ticket. Or, if you expect elaborate sets.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a well-staged version of TKAM. Don't expect to see Peck's Atticus though. Keenan-Bolger is a wonder. Extremely well-acted!

Don't see it if you can't help thinking of Peck's movie performance; or believe adults shouldn't play child roles. If you expect an exact replica of TKAM.

Also There are so many great performances in this production; but Calpurnia... Read more Read less

97
Great singing, Must see, Resonant, Riveting, Brilliant

See it if you care at all about Broadway and it's Gypsies. You want a timeless musical with compelling music/lyrics. Don't miss it if it returns.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the back stories/auditions/rehearsals of a chorus line. Or, if you need huge sets and costumes.

70
Fireflies
Chelsea
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Unfocused

See it if you want great acting, both actors are excellent. However, I expected to learn more about the 60's South, not a couple's personal troubles.

Don't see it if If you liked Sugar In Our Wounds and expected something as good. Two character plays are not for you. Hope the 3rd of the trilogy is good.

69
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you must see every T.Williams play.Great acting though. Too bad the story line is not compelling.

Don't see it if you expect to see a wonderful TW play. This is too long and too repetitive. Agreed, Lichty speaks so softly as to be barely audible.

69
During previews
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Dizzying, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you want to see two actors play many roles wonderfully; they are good. But it is not enough for a full evening of theatre. Wanted to love.

Don't see it if you prefer a full cast, not 2 actors playing multiple roles, no matter how good they are.

70
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a funny take on women trying to find their way at this time. The acting from all is well-worth it; the material is good, not great

Don't see it if the word pussy is offensive; it's used repeatedly in this production. I felt Betty #4's part was under-written. If Lesbian themes frighten.

79
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you like great singing; interesting lyrics; good ensemble cast. You are able to look at serious illness with humor. Agree should play as is.

Don't see it if perhaps if you or someone close is dealing with Cancer. Not sure I can recommend to someone like that, though I bought the CD to give.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Unbelievable fairy tale, Wonderful score

See it if you loved the movie. The singing is superb. The story is dated at this time, but is delightful nonetheless. Interesting characterizations!

Don't see it if you find stories about women's fantasies too dated. You are expecting more of the reasons both fall in "love". Enjoy it; it's feel good.

Also Surprised many reviewers disliked the score; I enjoyed it a lot.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see great acting telling a story we know nothing about. I had never given any thought to homosexuality during the Civil War.

Don't see it if if you are averse to simulated sexual acts and curse words; otherwise see it!

62
Grace is Good
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in office politics; and the sexual harassment therein. You don't mind too many unnecessary loud scene changes.

Don't see it if you expect a brilliant take on the #metoo movement; or you prefer musicals. This theatre is very uncomfortable-many bad sight lines.

Also This could have been so much better; it is too long and should be edit... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Whose kid wouldn't love it!

See it if you have youngsters who loved the movie; they will enjoy this. The singing is excellent for adults. Sven is adorable; and the score works.

Don't see it if you think you won't enjoy a Disney production. Or, you might surprise yourself and enjoy it ; I did.

88
Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love this musical's score. The singing from all is brilliant; as is the choreography. The set is stunning! It is updated w/diversity!

Don't see it if you don't care for musical revivals; or this particular musical due to the violence expressed. It is relevant to the #metoo movement.

92
During previews
A rock 'n roll concert, Great staging, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if you want to see all featured actors sing amazingly-best cast of singers I have seen. Andrew Polec is a show-stopper. This is a rock concert

Don't see it if you don't like the music; and the hand-held camera is annoying-ditch it. The story is lame; but the music-glorious; the singing incredible.

Also I would recommend it just for the singing and Polec's performance, Hal... Read more Read less

63
Slow, Indulgent, Overrated, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you love the score; and like music with a country twang. Ali Stoker is worth the tkt, as is Peddler-Brill. It is an interesting take-maybe

Don't see it if you want the original; this is much darker; and the dream sequence is excrutiating-what was the point? Wanted to enjoy it more.

89
Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy improv-this cast has it down pat. They are all charming/talented/funny/clever. It's a great way to escape turmoil these days.

Don't see it if you find improv silly. This is nothing more than a fun evening of clever improv-so skip it if you aren't prepared to laugh. The cast-super

Also The pianist is so amazing; coming up with music to accompany made-up l... Read more Read less

77
All My Sons
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you love Arthur Miller. Tracy Letts is superb, as are Bening and Walker. If you enjoy a relevant-to-our times, drama.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of blind-casting; it seemed unnecessary as it took place in the "forties". The character of Ann had nothing to do really.

70
Burn This
Midtown W
No chemistry, Dated, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of the actors-all 3 are good, but the book-not believable. Driver overpowers Russell, and Uranowitz gets the good lines.

Don't see it if you expect a believable story or expect Keri Russell to shine. One can't see why she is attracted to "Pale". His part is funny-not sexy.

23
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
No reason whatsoever to see it., Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you have never heard Hammerstein before; this might possibly introduce you. Holograms used might be of interest.

Don't see it if you appreciate Hammerstein's music-agreed, it is a vanity project. This is not a musical and the female lead is indeed, wooden. Don't go.

77
During previews
Great acting, Could have a good deal of truth behind it, Quirky, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you find the Clintons interesting. And a drama that could purport to tell truths behind the scenes of the 2008 presidential race. Absorbing

Don't see it if you aren't interested in political drama even though it might hold some truths. You want a musical/elaborate sets.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a beautifully written/acted piece of theatre. You will be on the edge of your seat throughout. The story is compelling-See it!

Don't see it if you have difficulty with Irish accents. Or, you can't sit for 3 hours-15 minutes.

Also Brian D'Arcy James is not just a musical performer-he can ACT!

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Enjoyable evening

See it if you love Cher! Stephanie J Block blows you over, Spector is good too. And Mackie gowns of course. Choreography stunning.

Don't see it if you are expecting more than a jukebox musical; and the 3 Cher personas are irritating-Stephanie J Block is all you needed.

Also It's a good night's entertainment.

79
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Dated, Great singing, Slow, Amazing choreography

See it if you enjoy beautiful music with great singing. Cusack has glorious pipes; Davis is compelling-PLUS Randy Rainbow! though he doesn't sing. ):

Don't see it if you aren't fond of dated material and corny jokes. Or, if you want a big set, and a compelling story. Enjoy listening to the music instead

Also The choreography is marvelous-simply wonderful.

85
Carmelina
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a charming/funny/delightful musical on a small scale. Joey does indeed steal the show as Vittorio. It's just what is needed now.

Don't see it if you need a lavish set/costumes. Silly you, they are not needed.

93
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You lean toward Blue State humor. Can be bitingly funny; yet has it's serious side: our Founding Fathers; and Constitution. Separate States?

Don't see it if You lean more toward Red State humor. You are a Constitution and Founding Fathers expert. Aw shucks, go see it anyway. He is funny.

75
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Irreverent, but funnily so.

See it if you want to hear some great singing, some clever lyrics and see a perfect cast. This is not for children however. The story needs work.

Don't see it if you are offended by the f-word; or making fun of religion. You expect a warm/fuzzy Christmas story, though its buried within.

57
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Sophomoric humor

See it if you want to hear the glorious voices of Clay and Ruben; they harmonize beautifully. If they would just sing w/o the attempt at humor-great

Don't see it if you want a well-written, tightly directed show. The humor is beyond sophomoric; it is too long by 20 min. I wanted to love it; I didn't.

87
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you want to laugh continuously; it is a hoot. Casey Nicholaw is a GENIUS. He doesn't miss a beat-literally. All voices are splendid! LOVED

Don't see it if the LBGT themes offend you. Also, there is vulgar language; but it's the way people speak these days. The secondary love story doesn't work

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy cabaret; as that is what this is, not a big musical. The actors are charmingly talented; they captivate. A wonderful 90 minutes.

Don't see it if gay romance is a turn-off; though this is a universal love story. If you expect big production numbers, grand sets. Not here.

76
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Great writing

See it if you want some laughs as well as a good plot. The acting is super; and one doesn't need to know anything about snooker to enjoy this show.

Don't see it if vile language offends you, there is plenty of it here; not for kids.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a great ensemble cast acting their hearts out. The dialogue seemed realistic; and there were lots of laughs-and dancing!

Don't see it if the loud music beforehand will turn you off; or if you must see shows with all issues resolved by the end. You expect a compelling story.

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want an interesting take on a strange life. Good ensemble cast-and quite funny. I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if you want a big stage production; and a likeable lead character. But, you would be missing a fun time with a super cast!

89
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want a laugh-filled one-woman show about an interesting life. The visuals add a lot to the charming Renee Taylor's reminiscences. Fun!

Don't see it if "old" Hollywood is of no interest; and you wish to see a play-this is a memoir.

69
Clever, Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to see interesting staging; and Slater's performance-he can do it all. There are some good voices, used to no avail. Gavin is fine

Don't see it if a very slow story doesn't excite you; I'm not certain to whom this appeals. The 2nd act is more interesting than the 1st.

95
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see great acting; every nuance was masterful. Carey Mulligan holds your attention every second. You can't look away. Brilliant!

Don't see it if you don't like monologues; bad language or actors with accents. Or if you need earphones to hear well.

Also The Minetta Lane does not provide enough working earphones to accommod... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightfully silly with an amazing score/voices

See it if you love a great score with remarkable singing from every cast member. It has great humor and the Iambic pentameter is so catchy! SEE IT!

Don't see it if you hate farce/sexual innuendos and musicals; there is absolutely no other reason not to see this delightful gem.

81
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Hypnotic at times-sad at times

See it if you want to see a distinctly different take on magic, even with the usual card tricks. Identity/Illusion? The last 20 minutes will stun you.

Don't see it if magicians bore you; though the story line here is compelling. Or if one-person shows are not appealing.

Also Mr. DelGaudio made me care so much for him and his sad story. Unexpect... Read more Read less

87
Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are interested in the #metoo/#timesup movements; these stories help clarify the existing problem; and the dancing is relevant. Go see!

Don't see it if climbing those many stairs is too difficult. As said previously, everyone else should see it. As women, we have experienced/heard similar.