Eleanor 2

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (252)
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like that period of music composition, lyrics and presentation style

Don't see it if Want hip hop or rock and roll

Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound

See it if It's Sondheim at his most challenging.

Don't see it if you want happy endings and don't like ot think and feel deeply

During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Inventive, insightful, Great acting

See it if you enjoy fast-paced, witty dialogue with unpredictable characters and plot development. Lots of unanswered questions that make you think.

Don't see it if you want a simple, easy to interpret story about familiar characters. You have to listen hard and take a few leaps of faith with the plot.

Sanctuary City
West Village
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense

See it if closed but it was a superb production with great acting and a realistic look at life for those who are trying to be citizens,

Don't see it if you are unwilling to open your mind to Dreamers.

Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you can withstand the truth about how we treat people in situations of power inequities. A tough story based on some too sad realities.

Don't see it if You want fluff. This ain't it.

Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Innovative, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want a superb performance of deeply moving and emotionally challenging work. Better than the original production and that was superb.

Don't see it if You want simple, happy endings that imply life and relationships are simple. This one makes you think and feel.

Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if for everything you expect from great theatre - acting, writing, directing.

Don't see it if no reason not to see this.

Autumn Royal
Quirky, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Irish Rep which usually does first rate work or if you want to see good performances by talented actors, poorly directed.

Don't see it if You expect the usual top notch work that Irish Rep normally produces or if you are looking for a clearly written script with insights.

The Visitor
East Village

See it if you are willing to sit through a very bad score to see some good performances.

Don't see it if you expect insights into a very important topic instead of being hit in the face with incredibly obvious political statements

Predictable, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if You have the patience to sit through a mundane musical just because it is new but also because the performers are worthy of attention.

Don't see it if You expect lyrics and music that will excite you and a story that makes sense of has insight into the characters presented in the story.

Dana H.
Remarkably moving and totally inventive

See it if for an exceptional actress telling a frightening story from real life, in a presentation style that is totally innovative. heartbreaking.

Don't see it if If real life stories of human cruelty and damaged psyches aren't for you, this will be a challenge.

Honest, tough, moving, inventive

See it if extremely well written and excellently acted plays with depth, thoughtfulness and emotion are your idea of great theatre. Surprising.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Hugely surprising, moving and insightful, totally entertaining

See it if you want new talent (performers, composers, writers, staging), marvelous lyrics on a tough subject, laughs and tears, brave honesty & more.

Don't see it if the reality that death is what we all face is too much for you to deal with - even in this amazingly entertaining format

During previews
Wonderfully acted, full of new insights, surprise at intermission

See it if you want to learn about an important woman who made the Abbey Theatre and Irish drama possible; wonderful cast; lots of fantastic new info

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

Also Despite all my years of reading, seeing and studying Irish drama, I kn... Read more Read less

During previews
Disappointingly predictabled despite a good cast

See it if you're patient with songs lyrics you can't distinguish, a talented cast in a rather mundane and predictable script, despite critical raves

Don't see it if you are turned off by stereotypes (from any culture) and over amplified music that drowns out articulation of lyrics

Great talent wasted by a paulus production

See it if a talented cast performing Morisette music with great choreography is enough to satisfy you in an overdone, stereotype heavy show

Don't see it if over amplification that makes it impossible to discern important lyrics drives you nuts; or if multiple, confused story lines is too much

During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Surprisingly funny, outspoken, complex and moving

See it if a superb cast in complex roles both that surprise and challenge expectations; surprises throughout in story, staging and relationships.

Don't see it if Some overtly sexual language will make you uncomfortable or if aging out scares you too much.

Also I hope Michael Ure isn't being stereotyped. He is too talented to be g... Read more Read less

Total fun and entertainment with a great cast

See it if for a smart, funny, local interpretation of this classic story presented with great performers, music dance, sets and lighting. Wonderful!

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason not to see this. It's Dickens for our times.

During previews
Sing Street
East Village
They sing, danced, act and play instruments beautifully

See it if a talented, moving, innovative, beautifully staged and performed musical in an intimate setting, that ISN"T over-amplified is for you.

Don't see it if You expect musicals to be sugar sweet and full of happy endings, pristine language and Broadway fake glitter

Midtown W
Brilliant cast in a rather slight piece of writing

See it if you are a fan of great acting, love Raul and want a few good laughs. Strongly written parts for all cast characters, especially Emily (yeah)

Don't see it if You expect a sophisticated or insightful script. Lots of fun but typical Rebeck hovering just on the edge of sit-com. Too much forced angst

During previews
Brutal, tragic, inescapably true

See it if a large, diverse, superb cast in beautifully crafted rolls revealing the ugly reality of tragic lives grabs your soul. Tough but true; sad.

Don't see it if overt sexuality, profane language, and the reality of self-destructive and lives we choose to ignore is more than you can tolerate on stage

During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Challenging writing and content worth the angst

See it if emotionally demanding and complex work about tough subjects performed and staged brilliantly is your idea of great theatre. worth the effort

Don't see it if you need simple plots to follow and easy solutions to human complexity; some strong language and a heartbreaking ending.

Also really brilliant acting of tough, tough, tough roles by all concerned.... Read more Read less

Ahead of its time, beautifully acted and staged

See it if you are a Foote fan, willing to accept an early work beautifully produced, acted and staged. Brave for when it was written and prescient.

Don't see it if you need a happy ending and if some dated stereotypes might bother you. A few costumes anachronisms are annoying.

Emotional impact of great writing and acting

See it if for a wonderful playwright whose characters are finely drawn in a deeply moving, sad and at times funny story about being loved, or not

Don't see it if some strong language that is overtly sexual and implies emotional and physical violence (against women) will unsettle you

During previews
Episodic predictable sentimental script

See it if you are an Eno fan and have patience for his indulgent style; excellent actors do well with really tepid material

Don't see it if you expect clarity in storyline, want insight into character casting and interaction. And it is ultimately very depressing.

During previews
Disturbing, honest, sad and timely

See it if for excellent one-man show acting, via reportage of racial and religious prejudice that erupted into violence in the 1990s will engage you

Don't see it if racial bias and anti-semitism, however honest, is more than you can tolerate. No intermission and 2 hours long

Acting, writing, staging that make you love theatre

See it if for actors presenting superbly written and structured playwriting in an emotionally demanding both funny and often heartbreaking story

Don't see it if illness, loneliness, mental illness and death are more than you can cope with

The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Subtly brilliant writing and acting

See it if exquisitely crafted playwriting about complex but very real people, superbly acted and staged is your idea of great theatre.

Don't see it if real life challenges - illness, loneliness, death - are more than you can handle as subject matter

Also Direction, lighting, stage effects, sets all contribute 100% to this c... Read more Read less

During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Part 2 surprisingly rewarding and equally brilliant

See it if you love Lois Smith, brilliant acting all around, challenging character development and some real surprises and plot twists in Part 2

Don't see it if the reality of lost lives will break your heart and listening to Lois Smith come to terms with being the wrong kind of mother will hurt

Is This A Room
Relevant, disturbing, ultimately sad

See it if a verbatim performance piece of an important historical moment is enough to engage you as drama; fine acting and staging

Don't see it if you expect a traditional play with resolution at the end. It is performance art reportage.

During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant, revealing, timely, questionable

See it if well written work about an important woman who inspired and created essential political change interests you; perfectly structured & paced

Don't see it if you think the role should have been performed by a magnificent, talented woman and not a man

During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Surprisingly complex, funny, serious and moving

See it if you want great theatre - writing, acting, direction, staging, lighting and projection effects. Heartbreaking and funny simultaneously .

Don't see it if nudity, rough language and some quite unlikeable moments will make you uncomfortable (or if you support #45).

Dublin Carol
Fine acting & directing, disappointing script

See it if you are a dedicated Conor McPherson fan and interested in his early work; enjoy Ciairan O'Reilley's work and fine acting

Don't see it if you expect the usual sophistication of this author's work; can't tolerate too familiar stereotypes and weak storyline that is predictable.

During previews
Excellent writing, concept and acting

See it if a demanding concept about questioning "reality" in a fading mind presented by brilliant actors (all of them - not just the leads) is for you

Don't see it if loss - of family, awareness, "truth", relationships, personal history - is too disturbing to witness. Deep sadness pervades the play

During previews
runboyrun & IN OLD AGE
East Village
Badly written and directed, run audience run

See it if you are willing to indulge a fine writer even with a poorly conceived and written work; not ready for the stage; actors did their best.

Don't see it if you expect NYTW to put properly workshopped work on stage; my kingdom for a dramaturge is all I could think.

Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Deeply moving, emotionally challenging, eloquent

See it if superb acting in plays beautifully crafted and eloquently written that take you on unexpected story journeys is your idea of great theatre

Don't see it if familial loss is too much to tolerate or you aren't good at some lyrical and metaphorical writing.

Make Believe
Midtown W
Predictable, poorly written, desperately need a good edit

See it if you have patience for a play that is a poor rip off of Peter Pan but less imaginative and too dependent on cliche (including the set)

Don't see it if you expect better writing and concepts in new work produced at Second Stage

During previews
Moving, challenging, exquisitely written, Thought-provoking

See it if being surprised by great writing, subtle but deeply moving acting in a work with truly tough subject matter is your idea of great theatre

Don't see it if the horrors of WWII and the Nazi's terror on many populations is more than you can bare; verbally graphic and based on a true incident

During previews
Midtown W
Fine actors in an overly produced staging

See it if you value any Pinter play, want to see fine acting in a perfectly paced production that understands the "pauses" are critically important.

Don't see it if British accents are a challenge and audiences that haven't got a clue that this isn't a comedy. If you like happy endings, forget Pinter

Inventive, accurate, entertaining, must see, free

See it if a brilliantly conceived contemporary take on a rarely performed work with a superb cast and great music is for you. CTofH never disappoints

Don't see it if you don't like outdoor, amphitheatre experiences, some challengingly fast lyrics or no intermission shows

During previews
Facile, insulting writing and a truly dreadful production

See it if you have the patience for work that should not have been allowed out of a workshop, full of meaningless profanity and bad direction.

Don't see it if you expect MCC to produce thoughtful, provocative work. I felt sorry for the actors

Dying City
Midtown W
Fine cast in a play that needs an edit

See it if Shinn is a writer you admire; work that stimulates even as it confuses the plot lines a little too much; excellent cast

Don't see it if you need a clear beginning, middle and end; have strong political views about war (now and then); expect resolution

Nomad Motel
Well articulated characters but needs and edit

See it if for a new writer with insight into being an outsider expressed by a fine cast with clearly defined characters in a complex family story

Don't see it if a poorly crafted through line of action with a really weak ending will annoy you. Needs some serious dramaturgical attention in act 2.

Midtown W
Highly creative, beautifully sung

See it if fine actor/singers in funny, moving, smart, insightful, engaging inventive work delights you. Divine harmonies. Contemporary but timeless.

Don't see it if you don't know anything about the digital world, or don't care for a cappella music. But you will miss a great night of music theatre.

During previews
Provocative emotionally and intellectually, great actors

See it if writing that makes you laugh, think,squirm, think and feel performed by brilliant actors is your idea of great theatre. Unforgettable work.

Don't see it if Overtly sexual actions and language will unsettle you or if you think relationships are cookie-cutter easy. You have to listen carefully.

Also It's interesting that this late 1980s play is so relevant and "of our ... Read more Read less

Proof of Love
West Village
Provocatively thoughtful, deeply emotional, surprising

See it if being intellectually and emotionally challenged by excellent writing and deeply moving acting is for you. Be prepared to think and feel.

Don't see it if You expect all the loose ends to be tied up nicely; you don't want to think about your own potential biases from your privileged position

High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Poor choice for the 75th season, Disappointing, Dated

See it if Michael Urie and some fine Jerome Robbins choreography beautifully executed is enough to keep your attention.

Don't see it if you expect memorable lyrics and music or an entertaining book even for such an old chestnut as this is. Talent does the best it can.

Also Overall a very disappointing season from our beloved Encores! Hope nex... Read more Read less

Convoluted misconception of conflicting concepts

See it if Renee Fleming and Ben Whishaw are enough to keep your attention for 90 minutes; both performers are excellent despite the "play".

Don't see it if you are hoping for a lot of great music, acting or even context for either Greek women heroines or Marilyn Monroe.

During previews
Midtown W
Unusual, Ambitious, Intense, Raunchy

See it if sexy, spirited, provocative, in-your-face characters in an unconventional plot about young women and their sexuality (all of it) entertains

Don't see it if strong language, lesbians, Brooklyn accents delivering text at a fast pace is too challenging for you,

Also Directorially, some moderation in pace and delivery style would have m... Read more Read less

Beautifully staged, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if Kushner and Tesori appeal in a sung through story about complex family and racial relationships, Not your usual musical fare.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical with gold lame and happy smiling chorus girls