EAL10022

Manhattan | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (99)
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
For a previous production
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.

84
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love farce. Rat-a-tat hilarity from a perfect cast. See it for David Ives' rhyming genius-The cast seems to be having so much FUN!

Don't see it if you don't like farce; or are expecting a musical.

52
Mangled Beams
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, In need of editing

See it if you want to support Native American projects. Wish there were more about union racism experienced; and the beamwalker efforts during 9/11.

Don't see it if you have no interest in supporting Native American works. You want to see a well-edited play.

90
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you want to see a well-written play with an amazing actor. Crudup is a wonder with all the voices/characters he embodies to the fullest!

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows; themes of sexuality/duality/morality. It is such a good show that you should give it a chance anyway.

Also I was riveted the entire time; amazing how Crudup could change charact... Read more Read less

62
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see great acting; and certain actors in particular, though all are wonderful. Maulik Pancholy and Rileigh McDonald-on the rise!

Don't see it if you expect the play to live up to the fine actors. It takes way too long to go nowhere. Serious editing needed. Nearly 3 hours.

90
During previews
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you wish to feel you are watching real characters, not actors. I look forward to seeing the actors/playwright on Broadway in future.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy theatre in the round; or the feeling of watching a documentary being filmed. Murder w/o a motive being revealed-disturbing.

81
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Slow, Overrated

See it if Albee's wordiness intrigues. You are a fan of the actresses. The staging is brilliant, worth seeing. The acting is great.

Don't see it if Albee is not among your favorites; you prefer musicals, you can't sit for nearly 2 hours w/o an intermission.

76
During previews
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you want to see a fresh take on the film of the same name. You want to believe in the kindness of others during these turbulent times.

Don't see it if you are expecting the film; this isn't it.

76
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to have your thoughts about journalists/photographers who cover wars, jump-started. It made me re-examine who I am as an observer.

Don't see it if you if you need a huge production with star-power. If you have no interest in this unusual occupation.

81
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You like jukebox musicals; Jimmy Buffett, and an escape from the politics of this year. It is a feel good experience!

Don't see it if Jukebox musicals are not your thing, or Jimmy Buffett's music doesn't appeal. Or, if you want a realistic story line; it's not here.

69
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you didn't vote for DJT; and want to hear relevant humor. Many women's issues covered here; some very funny, some only so-so. Great cast!

Don't see it if you are expecting a full-blown musical, or if you voted for DJT!

79
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you liked the movie. You are into great singing, and a good score.

Don't see it if even a musical about the Mafia isn't something you would like to see. Strong language is offensive to you. If a weak story bores you.

80
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if the #MeToo movement is relevant to you. You wish to hear how someone can rise above horrible situations; and still make the right choices

Don't see it if Occasional "modern" language offends you; you don't believe the #MeToo movement has validity. Or, you desire a large set and many actors.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy seeing one of our finest actors at work; you enjoy one-person shows. The 2nd Act is worth the admission price.

Don't see it if if you can't get past the first act, which does take perseverance. The character is not likeable, but hang in there for the 2nd Act.

61
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant

See it if You enjoy topical drama; and are a fan of some of the actors.

Don't see it if You want a better take on current events.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Profound, Refreshing, Edgy

See it if You loved the movie; and are not afraid of seeing something about gender difference. The staging is excellent, the score excellent.

Don't see it if You don't feel comfortable with gender difference.

67
Disappointing, Fluffy, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You are a John Leguizamo fan; and wish to learn more about Latin History.

Don't see it if You are expecting a laugh-riot. The premise didn't work for me. The language can be a bit rough as well.

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if You admire Mark Rylance; though this is not the best use of his talent.

Don't see it if You dislike Mark Rylance.

95
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if It returns at another venue. The Rock score is wonderful; the actors/singing exceptional.

Don't see it if You don't like Rock or Operettas.

99
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You enjoy shows that are heart-warming; upbeat and inspirational.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals based upon fact.

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
I Am My Own Wife
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you wish to see good acting. AND, a very interesting true-life story done well. Also, if you missed Jefferson Mays' interpretation.

Don't see it if you are disinterested in transvestite themes. The The German accent, while done well, is hard to understand if your hearing is not great.

76
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Great singing, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you wish to hear a great soft rock/country score. Music/ lyrics/singing are spot-on. Book is certainly timely even with lawful changes.

Don't see it if shows about homosexual/religious issues frighten you; if you are expecting a musical on a grand scale. If an all-female cast is off-putting.

84
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if you are familiar with the writing/performances of Charles Busch. It is all you would expect. I was so impressed with the supporting cast!

Don't see it if Drag and sexual humor is not of interest.

Also The supporting cast is amazing, great singing, great acting. They are ... Read more Read less

91
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you wish to see actors wear their roles like skin-tight suits. Wow, were they all superb! The show is so relevant to right this minute!

Don't see it if you need constant action/huge sets. Racial and sexual harassment issues don't interest you.

Also All the actors were so realistic in their portrayals it didn't seem li... Read more Read less

74
Dogs of Rwanda
Chelsea
Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Abou, the musician-a marvel

See it if you are interested in the horror of genocide in general, or in Rwanda in particular. As well as redemption/forgiveness. Musician-fabulous.

Don't see it if learning of the horror of genocide is too painful. One-character shows bore you.

92
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you wish to see a terrific revival of the musical. The casting is spot-on, the set, direction, choreography perfect. Broadway bound, I hope

Don't see it if No reason not to see it unless you don't like musicals. I loved it!

52
For a previous production
Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow, Spasmodically funny

See it if you might enjoy an occasionally funny concept; though it never seems to really take off. The food at Laurie Beechman is worth the trip!

Don't see it if camp and drag are of no interest; or if you expect a laugh-riot as I did.

64
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Predictable, Disappointing

See it if you wish to see imaginative set design. A quite good young actor, Rupak Ginn.

Don't see it if you are expecting a musical. The story line is dated; and ever so predictable. Wanted to love it; didn't. 3 actors gave it their all.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you have not seen it before; all of the acting is simply superb. It is an historical work and should be seen at least once.

Don't see it if you find the subject matter offensive; or if the 8 hour marathon is too much for you.

Also Other than wishing there were more editing of this marathon; it is an ... Read more Read less

77
Harriet's Return
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you wish to learn more about Harriet Tubman, and her heroic efforts to bring her people to freedom. Great acting by Karen Jones Meadows!

Don't see it if you need a big cast, huge sets; prefer musicals. Though one should see it for it's historical content.

83
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Funny

See it if you wish to learn more about the way we should be treating people with Down Syndrome. The acting is wonderful; and there is great humor.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with Down Syndrome in any form; but you really should see it; it is eye-opening.

80
Agnus
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a superb actor embody his character; and the political theme is relevant to us right now.

Don't see it if you dislike political and futuristic themes.

Also Ise Lyfe is a force to witness. I could not take my eyes off of him; h... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Epic, Masterful

See it if you want to see why Julie Taymor became deservedly famous-Her work is sheer brilliance! The score is lovely

Don't see it if uh, uh; you MUST see it.

85
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if You loved the movie, as I did. You are fascinated by the talent of young kids. Andrew Lloyd Webber is your guy~

Don't see it if you hated the movie; don't like watching frenetic acting. ALW is NOT your guy.

55
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if You liked any/all of the movie versions. If you are willing to see Christian Borle in absolutely anything. And I am.

Don't see it if You will have small children with you; they will be both frightened and bored. If you don't care for Christian Borle. Who could that be?

89
Refreshing, Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Carole King's lovely songs; and if you love biographical musicals. It is a great story told well.

Don't see it if You don't care for the genre; or Carole King.

100
For a previous production
Funny, Dizzying, Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You enjoy farce; if you do, it is gut-busting funny, from before the lights go up to intermission and thereafter. Brilliant!

Don't see it if You dislike farce; you will not enjoy the extreme silliness if you go. It won't be your cup of tea.

100
Must see

See it if You have no preconceived notions of what the play entails. If you want to be moved to tears throughout, though laughing through those tears

Don't see it if You must see it; it is brilliant!

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like well-done musical revivals.

Don't see it if You don't like musical revivals.