Eileen 6

Great Neck | 50-64 | Female
About:  I love to go to Broadway and off Broadway shows. I tend to prefer musicals but I also can't resist a drama if it's starring one of my favorite actors or actresses. My all time favorite shows include Nine (with Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski) and Hairspray. Of the current musicals on Broadway th... Read more Read less
Reviews (86)
80
Too long, Very loud, Interesting staging, Campy, Great singing

See it if you’re a fan of Meatloaf you will love it. Wonderful cast but Lena Hall definitely steals the show.

Don't see it if you’re not ready to go along for the too long 2 hour 40 minute ride. Would definitely have enjoyed the show more with a few less numbers

Also The show is very loud so I would have thought some age warning was app... Read more Read less

88
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Edgy, Absorbing, Dark, Intense, Great acting

See it if Really interesting dark story with great acting. Intense and absorbing play perfect for a small theater.A thriller vibe with some laughs too

Don't see it if you’re looking for something light or upbeat. Otherwise, go and enjoy these fine performances

75
Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you believe in an afterlife and that psychic mediums can communicate with the dead. Definitely a work in progress so patience is a must

Don't see it if you’re a non-believer or if you’re offended by foul language or a deeply personal heartbreaking story of a very abusive childhood

Also Some numbers were very good but one or two make you wonder why they ar... Read more Read less

88
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you want to see a gripping portrayal of parents dealing with their new normal after their son is convicted of a sexual assault

Don't see it if you don’t like very small theaters or a show dealing with sexual assault would make you uncomfortable

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this show. I didn’t read anything about it before... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great staging, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy period pieces

Don't see it if you’re not ready to engage in this drama for 90 minutes

90
Whirlwind
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Witty

See it if you enjoy smart, funny shows. This politically relevant comedy held my interest and provided many more laughs than I expected

Don't see it if you don’t want to go to see a show in an out of the way location. Definitely took me longer to get to theater than the 75 minutes long play

Also I thoroughly enjoyed this work and the 3 actors in it. First time seei... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see if you love christmas songs

See it if you love Christmas songs or if you're a fan of Ruben and Clay. If you want to get in the Christmas spirit and hear some great singing, go!

Don't see it if you're a Grinch or Scrooge. Otherwise, you can't help but have a good time.

Also I almost skipped this show because of my horrible experience last year... Read more Read less

70
Elephant
Lower E Side
Confusing, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a dark, very well acted play that will hold your interest

Don't see it if You are under 18. Some nudity, simulated sex and lots of violence.

Also There are only 3 more shows but if you’re going on a hot, humid day sp... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Edgy, Clever, Great singing, Raunchy, High energy

See it if you're a fan of the Go-Go's music or want to see a fun new quirky musical with LGBTQ themes.

Don't see it if you have issues with LGBTQ story lines & not for the young or very old I'd guess. Some reviews gave it an R-rating & I can agree with that

Also I was in college when the Go-Go's first started so many of these songs... Read more Read less

90
Elaborate staging, Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see for disco fans

See it if you grew up with the songs of Donna Summer or became a fan later. It's a great jukebox musical and her songs cleverly tell her life story

Don't see it if you're not a fan of disco music. Otherwise go and enjoy with the rest of the audience!

Also I was in high school when Last Dance came out so many of Donna Summer'... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Slow, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a great ensemble cast. I went to see Condola Rashad&Daniel Sunjata but enjoyed seeing Jack Davenport(Smash) in his Broadway debut

Don't see it if You don’t like historical dramas or can’t sit through an almost 3 hour show

85
During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a very funny show dealing with LGBTQ issues. Great cast led by Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Amazing rotating stage

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with LGBTQ topics

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Great ensemble cast

See it if you want to see a Tennessee Williams play starring Marin Ireland and Nathan Darrow with a great ensemble cast. Outstanding performances

Don't see it if you're not a fan of bare stages and imaginary props. Also, a very long first half - so long I almost thought there was no intermission.

Also I had read before I went to see the show in another review that it was... Read more Read less

85
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Very long

See it if you enjoy dramas and are a fan of any of these amazing actors. For a really special experience, get one of the seats on stage!

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3 hour drama. Are not interested in seeing a play about mental health issues

Also I had a seat on stage for this production and it was truly a once in a... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a Buffett fan or just want to have a fun night out at the theater. Fun to watch how they incorporate the songs you know are coming

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep

Also I was surprised how much I liked this show! The cast seemed to be havi... Read more Read less

90
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see powerful performances by this cast especially by the father and daughter played by Lucas Papaelias and Ella Kennedy Davis

Don't see it if you can’t deal with a play about a school shooting

Also Very moving story with a great cast! Interesting set design and only t... Read more Read less

88
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Disney musicals. Fun for the whole family.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything more than what was in the movie

85
Cardinal
Midtown W
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Dark, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to enjoy an interesting dramedy with an excellent cast - especially enjoyed the scenes with Becky Ann Baker and Alex Hurt.

Don't see it if you're offended by racist remarks.

Also I almost skipped this show because of its extremely low average scores... Read more Read less

83
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Relevant, Great cast, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of Uma, Josh, Blair or Philippa. Interesting 90 minute show set in present day D.C.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by political jokes

89
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Heartwarming, Moving, Offers many words of wisdom

See it if you'd enjoy hearing actors read advice column letters&the replies. If you're a fan of Nia Vardalos or any of the other talented cast members

Don't see it if you're a Tin Man (no heart). Otherwise, go and enjoy. If you're looking for a traditional play, this is not that but very enjoyable!

24
Disappointing, Should not be in a broadway theater, Terrible

See it if I love Christmas music/shows but this is terrible and does not belong in a Broadway theater. Only see it if you love Candice Glover

Don't see it if you have anything else to do. I'm not a reality show fan so the only singer I recognized was American Idol winner Candice Glover

Also I have never given a show this low a score but terrible sums it up and... Read more Read less

88
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great cast, Entertaining, Delightful, Romantic

See it if you're looking for a fun night out at the theater. If you want to see great performances by any of the cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or you don't like to laugh.

Also I saw this during previews and the cast mentioned that the script has ... Read more Read less

86
The Workshop
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like to see new works by young playwrights. Great cast led by Austin Pendleton.

Don't see it if You're not a drama fan or do not like being in a very small theater.

Also I'd guess there are less than 40 seats in a small area very close to t... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see some great performances especially by Jack DiFalco, Lili Taylor and Janeane Garofalo. Lots of sadness with some funny lines

Don't see it if You have enough drama with your own family

82
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you like dark comedies or are a fan of Amber Tamblyn or Frank Wood. I enjoyed it and laughed more than I expected to

Don't see it if don't if you're offended by foul language or you're looking for something upbeat

79
The Exes
Midtown W
Great cast, Absorbing, Funny, Slow

See it if you’re looking for a light night out at the theater with some laughs. Loved the cast and the clever way they recreate the wedding scene!

Don't see it if you’re looking for something gripping to hold your interest

Also Except for one character, I really enjoyed the cast and was happy to s... Read more Read less

86
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Delightful, Simple yet charming set design, Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if you enjoy musical comedies. Fabulous singing of some very clever lyrics accompanied by a live band sitting just to the right of the audience

Don't see it if you don’t have a sense of humor. If you have trouble with stairs, check with the theater before ordering tickets

Also This was definitely the show I enjoyed the most of all shows I’ve seen... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Powerful, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you want to experience this actress telling her story of trying to put her life back together after her husband is arrested for child porn

Don't see it if you’re not comfortable with a difficult subject matter&raw emotions all played out in a small theater space making it feel even more intense

Also I saw Maddie Corman on Good Day New York when this show first started ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Quirky, Long

See it if you want to see another musical about surviving high achool. Great cast, interesting set and story but too long.

Don't see it if you don’t want to remember what it was like trying to find your place in high school. Geared toward younger generation and hip old folks

Also I’m not sure how long the off Broadway version was but I felt like cer... Read more Read less

85
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Unique, Absorbing

See it if you’re a fan of the actor performing that day. My score was highly influenced by spending 90 minutes with Kathryn Erbe

Don't see it if you’re not open to non traditional shows.

88
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to laugh! Don’t Miss it if you’re a Colin Quinn fan. I enjoyed it much more than his last show st the Cherry Lane

Don't see it if you’re grumpy or a Scrooge. Otherwise, go and enjoy a night of laughs

75
Quirky, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Michael C. Hall or the playwright.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of solo shows or non-existent sets. If you're offended by foul or vulgar language also might want to skip.

Also I saw the last performance of this show and I'd say between 5 and 10 m... Read more Read less

85
God Save Queen Pam
Greenwich V
Funny, Quirky, Clever lyrics, Delightful, Drags at times

See it if you want to see a fun musical about an American that becomes the Queen of the UK. Lots of laughs

Don't see it if you're looking for a big production. Minimal sets here but lots of fun

Also I think if this show was cut down to a 90 minute musical, it would flo... Read more Read less

86
Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You’re a fan of the TV show Friends. Clever songs about the show performed by a talented cast. Rachel was my favorite!

Don't see it if You’ve not a fan of the show

75
Police Cops
Midtown E
Funny, Clever

See it if You’re looking for something light and funny to fill an hour

Don't see it if You don’t like physical comedy.

Also I’ve only been to shows on the main stage at 59 E 59 before seeing thi... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see a wonderful off Broadway show and enjoy a fun night out. Terrific cast and some very clever lyrics

Don't see it if You don’t like to have fun and need something deep

Also I think I added a few points to my score because of the energy of the ... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Too long, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see excellent performances in a story everyone who has experienced the death of a parent will relate to at some point

Don't see it if You recently lost a loved one and are not ready to rehash what it was like to deal with their death and hospice

Also As many other members’ reviews have said, the first half was excellent... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You want to see a very moving play with intense performances by Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff

Don't see it if You’re not a drama fan

75
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Edgy, Fun concert, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You’re looking for a fun concert to attend. Loud rock music greatest hits mixed with a Celtic violinist and an opera singer.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a musical with a plot. While it is interesting/fun twist with the Celtic violinist &opera singer does not belong on Bway

79
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of Melissa Gilbert or would enjoy a middle aged woman's story of her divorce. Excellent job by Melissa Gilbert!

Don't see it if you're not a fan of one woman shows

85
Party Face
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Hayley Mills and want to see an enjoyable dramedy.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accents.If it were a movie, I'd describe it as a chick flick so not sure men would enjoy it as much as women.

83
Delightful, Great staging, Quirky, Fun

See it if you're a fan of the show. Fun for the whole family. Beautiful sets!

Don't see it if you're not familiar with the show. Not required (I've never seen the TV show) but I think you'd enjoy it much more if you're a SpongeBob fan

90
During previews
Absorbing dramedy, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Splendid

See it if you'd enjoy a show that will make you laugh then cry watching a family deal with the challenges of having child/sibling with Down's Syndrome

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

Also The actors and actresses in this show were all excellent but Jamie Bre... Read more Read less

80
Butterside Down
West Village
Entertaining, Confusing, Slow

See it if you want to see a show about how 3 friends deal with the death of a loved one.

Don't see it if if you have problems with British accents. 2 of the 3 actors are British - one easier to understand than the other.

88
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Clever, Raunchy, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you're familiar with the Grinch's story and are ready for a raunchy version of how Cindy Lou Who's life turned out

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to an hour plus of rhymes. It's amazing how Lesli Margherita can remember them all in this one woman show

Also As long as you are not easily offended by foul language and raunchines... Read more Read less

90
Harry Clarke
West Village
Mesmerizing, Great acting, Dark, Masterful

See it if you want to lose yourself in 90 minutes of superb acting by Billy Crudup.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy dramas or shows without an intermission. Otherwise, don't miss this performance by Billy Crudup!

Also I have seen Billy Crudup perform whenever I can since seeing him in Pi... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Witty banter

See it if You want to learn more about Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky. First scene takes place is 1939. Very interesting and informative.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in Disney and Stravinsky. If you don't like smaller theaters with minimal set design.

87
For a previous production
Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You're not a Trump supporter. The cast is excellent and there are several hilarious numbers.

Don't see it if You voted for Trump and don't regret it. If you are offended by foul language, this is also not a show for you.

80
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You're a fan of any of the cast. Great staging and acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for something light

87
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want to have some laughs while enjoying great performances by Michael Urie and Michael McGrath. Fabulous supporting cast too

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh or be silly

Also I've never been to this theater before but the 2 level stage was quite... Read more Read less