Edie J

Old Bridge | 65+ | Female
About:  I love, love Theater and I have instilled that love of theater into my granddaughters, which makes it very special as we enjoy it together. I also love to travel and to enjoy all kinds of ethnic food.
Reviews (64)
88
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Must see, Refreshing, Absorbing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want to see an "old" show come to life again. The choreography fantastic, the voices fabulous and the story, as always, wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like racial tension and you are expecting it to be exactly like the original. It isn't.

Also The understudy for Tony was great. He and most of the cast were making... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like a musical with young talent and decent acting and voices

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also 1st act had some slow spots but picked up in the second act. Lead actr... Read more Read less

70
Last Days of Summer
New Brunswick
Pleasant, Okay, Entertaining, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you like baseball and an old-fashioned show with a few enjoyable tunes.

Don't see it if you don't like baseball and want memorable songs.

Also The lead kids were very good, the baseball players were fun, but the J... Read more Read less

95
Refreshing, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to hear about very funny online dating experiences with a very young, hip, talented cast and lots of audience participation.

Don't see it if You don't like "dirty" language or ad-libbing.

Also My friend and I (senior women) loved it and laughed for the whole show... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see "high school reality" as per my 18 year old granddaughter. Teenage angst shown at it's best. What a show w/lots of tears.

Don't see it if You don't want to get into teen suicide and lying. Definitely not for young kids.

74
During previews
Oo-Bla-Dee
Red Bank
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy jazz music. The "real" band was good and the actors were okay. Disappointed the actors were not playing the instruments.

Don't see it if You want a fast moving story. It was okay but nothing special. Found myself nodding off a bit....

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Broadway at its finest. The best play I've seen in years. What a story - and the cast was fantastic. Bravo!

Don't see it if You have trouble with dialogues. The Irish accent was very heavy.

Also I would have scored higher, but the young boy was very hard to underst... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Riveting, Must see, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love great plays with wonderful stories. It was terrific and you could hear a pin drop.

Don't see it if you're not into plays with meaningful stories.

95
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Must see, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a fairy tale coming to life. Saw it for the 2nd time with 3 granddaughters 14, 17 and 21. We all loved it.

Don't see it if you don't love a love story.

10
Fort Dicks
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Amaturish, Stupid

See it if You want to watch a very poorly scripted show that was stupid and not the least bit funny. Luckily today is the last show.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Mel Brooks or Marx Brothers type production - it wasn't. It was insulting to them to compare this show to them.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Heartbreaking, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Elaine May. She was terrific.

Don't see it if you know someone suffering from dementia. They were hollering at this poor woman and it was heartbreaking.

Also I felt like there were pauses after each character at one point. Was v... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Confusing, Great singing

See it if You are a Donna Summer fan and enjoy great singing. The 3 woman playing Donna were terrific.

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with the disco era. The story was okay but confusing at times. My theater loving 14 year old said she "didn't get it".

Also I found it confusing with women playing most of the men's roles. They ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great acting

See it if You loved the movie and enjoy a fun love story

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the movie or were expecting it to be exactly the same

Also The casting was terrific - loved all of them - Andy Karl was absolutel... Read more Read less

90
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Riveting

See it if You would enjoy hearing about Broadway legends presented by a member of the Sardi family

Don't see it if You're not interested in past and present Broadway legends

80
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You want an hour and a half of dancing in your seat to the music and a fun story.

Don't see it if You're a theater snob who can't appreciate the quirks of an off Broadway musical.

Also My friends and I loved every minute of this fun and delightful show. W... Read more Read less

66
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You'd like to see Idina Menzel in a play.

Don't see it if you're homophobic and/or dislike Jewish references.

Also Lots of dead spots in the writing with the actors not saying a word.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if you enjoy a powerful drama about a relevant topic - even though this is a remake of an old movie and an older show - and you know the story.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to see it if you enjoy a good play

Also Mo legroom whatsoever in the mezz. My tall friend was actually in pain... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Interesting

See it if You've seen Wicked.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Wicked

Also It was so crowded in the 1st room (with the costumes and miniature set... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you love slapstick comedy. We didn't stop laughing. They did a great job!

Don't see it if slapstick is not your choice of comedy.

90
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Jewish theater history. Rabbi Jill told some delightful stories.

Don't see it if You have no interest in this tour

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you love clever and entertaining theater. Wonderful story - fabulous cast. Michael Urie was terrific!

Don't see it if you are homophobic.

70
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You love Christian Borle no matter what show he is in.

Don't see it if You're looking for a meaningful show

Also The first act was so slow I was dozing off. Boring !

100
Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love big musical productions

Don't see it if you insist on a modern theme

Also Bette was fabulous and she deserved the wild applause and standing ova... Read more Read less

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love Patti LuPone. She is fabulous, as was Christine Ebersole. Perfect casting!

Don't see it if You're not interested in women and cosmetics.

Also It was a little hard to understand Patti when she was singing because ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You loved the movie. They did a good job here. Staging was very different and fun. Andy Karl was wonderful - and he's easy on the eyes!

Don't see it if You're under teenage years. There are some adult oriented lines and the two teen grandkids I had with me were very aware of them.

95
Midwives
New Brunswick
Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Chris Bohjalian's books. This play from his book Midwives was beautifully interpreted and performed.

Don't see it if You don't want to be included in a challenging birthing experience portrayed on stage.

Also Not for children or young teens.

96
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love a relevant powerful musical with a fabulous score, great cast, wonderful choreography and terrific book and direction.

Don't see it if you don't care of Alanis Morissette. It's her music made into a show.

Also Bravo! bravo! Standing ovations during the show! Powerful voices from ... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love a fast moving fun, fun, fun musical with a great cast.

Don't see it if You're not into teenage (almost) true to life stories.

Also Every one of the leads was fabulous! Great powerful voices all....

95
Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love Fiddler. It's the same wonderful show - just in Yiddish.

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles. Even if you know the story, you have to glance at the subtitles a bit

Also Subtitles were in English and in Russian and did not disrupt the show

70
Silly, immature, fun, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you're young (young at heart doesn't count here) as it has a sci-fi overtone like the movies and TV shows of the day for teen audiences.

Don't see it if you're going to be sensitive to the screaming of teenagers. The young audience went wild every time some characters entered the stage.

Also My 21 year old granddaughter, who has seen many shows, said it was ent... Read more Read less

70
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a Susan Sarandon fan, as she is the show. Also if you like a little twist at the end.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fast-paced play. There were a number of silent nothingness scenes.

90
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love a good, funny musical comedy

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or comedies

Also Very cleverly written with laugh out loud jokes. A "good time" show.

90
Must see, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you've seen it long ago, know the story, or have never seen it - doesn't matter as this production is wonderful!

Don't see it if heavy British accents bother you. That's the only reason, maybe, not to see it. But don't let it be....

85
Relevant, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you believe in love is love is love and enjoy a fun musical

Don't see it if you are homophobic

47
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if you like dark comedies that are weird.

Don't see it if You're expecting a satire that made sense. This was all over the place.

Also Have to admit that we (along with a bunch of others) left after the 1s... Read more Read less

82
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy British humor and don't mind missing some words because of the heavy accents.

Don't see it if you don't like British humor or accents

Also I liked the show at the intermission and really, really enjoyed it by ... Read more Read less

90
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Must see

See it if You're a Renee Taylor fan - she's terrific at storytelling - and what a story!!

Don't see it if You expect to see The Nanny's mother. Renee is much older now.

Also What a story! What a life! Renee seemed to love every time the audienc... Read more Read less

60
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you like old time murder mysteries that are totally confusing

Don't see it if There are other off Broadway choices to see

Also The theater was 3/4's empty so I have no idea why it's still running. ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Disappointing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You like the Go-Go's music and don't really care about the story

Don't see it if You are homophobic or expect a deep story, even though some of the gay references (supposed to be subtle) were funny

Also Was disappointed - all the music sounded the same to me. I can't see t... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Profound

See it if You appreciate a revival with wonderful "new" Broadway stars. Joshua Henry - what a voice!!

Don't see it if you feel an older show is dated. But I suggest giving it a chance if you love a good story.

Also The singing and dancing was wonderful and the second half was even bet... Read more Read less

71
Cliched, Overrated, Slow, Fun

See it if You know Jimmy Buffet and his music because that's the best part of the show. The singing and dancing was fun.

Don't see it if You can do without characters that are constantly drinking and acting stupid. The theater was pushing margaritas at $20 - $33 each.

Also My sisters and I all dozed off during the first act, which we felt was... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a really good, fun musical, don't mind cursing, and are open minded about religion

Don't see it if religious humor and cursing offend you

Also I saw this when it opened with Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad and loved ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Must see, Riveting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You love musical theater with a great story and wonderful acting, singing and staging.

Don't see it if You're not a musical theater fan.

Also Wow! It blew me away. I see lots of theater and there was more packed ... Read more Read less

75
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if like plays with some twists

Don't see it if you're looking for a real comedy

95
During previews
Fire
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to see history come alive.

Don't see it if You expect a big Broadway production

Also Off Broadway at it's best! Beautifully done - the characters easily sl... Read more Read less

50
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Overrated

See it if you want to see 3 good actresses waste their talents on a painfully slow production.

Don't see it if you expect a lively production. It was slow, slow, slow. And the teenage son spoke quietly with his head down and his chin in his shirt.

Also My 3 friends and I, all active theatergoers, kept dozing off in the 1s... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You'd like a mix of history and great theater

Don't see it if you're bothered by missing some words of the songs

99
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if you want to be mesmerized for 1 hr and 45 minutes. I was hooked from before the show started, when the cast was already on the stage.

Don't see it if you are anti-Semitic or homophobic. You will be squirming in your seat.

Also The klezmer music was perfect - the acting was phenomenal - the story ... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Profound, Riveting, Absorbing, Fabulous

See it if you love a musical with a story line that will touch your heart

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with a great story

Also Do not bring the kids!

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
But i've seen it before......., Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy, It was okay

See it if You're taking kids to a show. They loved it - especially the Genie. Lots of hooting and hollering for him.

Don't see it if You've already seen it with the original cast - unless you have to take another granddaughter like I did. She loved it.

Also I felt there was absolutely no connection between the current Aladdin ... Read more Read less