Eleanor 2

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (268)
27
american (tele)visions
East Village
Slow, Disappointing
October 26th, 2022

See it if You have the patience for new writers trying to use every possible new technology to tell a story. Great lighting design.

Don't see it if You want clarity, coherence and purpose thematically and dramatically. Not a great start to the season of a company we admire

85
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
October 26th, 2022

See it if Loved it all. haven't seen it for many years (this was probably my third time but the last one was at least a decade ago).

Don't see it if Over-amplification drives you nuts. It REALLY needs to be toned down. We were in the front Mezz and it was too loud for us.

82
Challenging, Relevant, Great writing, Ambitious
October 14th, 2022

See it if You are a Stoppard fan, like great actors and exceptionally smart staging

Don't see it if You are afraid of being emotionally disturbed by the content that has far too much relevance to what is happening today politically

Also so many moments where "history: is clearly repeating itself which is u... Read more Read less

90
Inventive,, Great staging, Must see
October 14th, 2022

See it if If you like great musical theatre that hits every mark perfectly.

Don't see it if You are foolish enough to miss a great show

Also I have seen multiple productions of this show including the original w... Read more Read less

67
Expected it to go beyond the "known" story, Great acting, Disappointing
October 14th, 2022

See it if You think anything that concerns James Baldwin is important and it is.

Don't see it if It was far too superficial considering the importance of the era and the men involved. Lorraine Hansburry was treated like a footonote. o

56
Poorly directed, Cliched, Disappointing
May 25th, 2022

See it if You want to engage on the topic of who should or shouldn't be an organ donor.

Don't see it if You want a well written, smartly directed play on an important topic. The overuse of the revolving stage was both annoying and unnecessary.

85
Perfect sondheim, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining
May 20th, 2022

See it if You love Sondheim or even if you only like Sondheim. Just one of his best, cleverest and most amusing and thoughtful.

Don't see it if no reason on earth not to see this show over and over and over again

83
Innovative, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
May 20th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of the author and willing to be intellectually and emotionally manipulated by a challenging story of love and loss.

Don't see it if you expect straight forward, easy to follow "beginning, middle and end" construction and consistency in characterization.

Also Took me a while to figure out the clever scene/time/lighting changes a... Read more Read less

66
Two by Synge
Chelsea
Over directed, Great writing, Dated, Slow
May 20th, 2022

See it if You are a dedicated fan of important Irish writers - especially JM Synge and especially want to see some of his earliet work.

Don't see it if If you have no patience for talented actors who are directed to speak far too loudly (much shouting) and too quickly with heavy accents.

Also Synge's work needs more subtlety than this production allowed. The act... Read more Read less

60
To My Girls
Midtown W
Superficial, Disappointing, Cliched
April 23rd, 2022

See it if you are patient with good actors in roles that reveal little depth about their backstories or rationale for their commitment to #1 guy

Don't see it if extreme stereotypes about gay men and a sub-culture of same doesn't entertain you. Most loved it and laughed a lot. We didn't. Seen better.

80
Surprising, Clever, Relevant, Great acting
April 11th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Tracey Letts and want to see his work, his acting and a super cast in a play that allows a range of emotional experience.

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

Also The cast is remarkable. Each character is written distinctly and each ... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Harmony
Financial
Disappointing, Clever, Confusing, Quirky
April 11th, 2022

See it if you are a fan of Manilow, want to hear some good performers do harmonizing, can tolerate impersonations, and can get past the Nazi aspect

Don't see it if You want a well-crafted musical, edited so that songs don't all come off as show stoppers, or are sensitive to the horrors of the Holocaust,

Also The cast is excellent but this show needs editing desperately. There a... Read more Read less

96
Confederates
Midtown W
Exceptional everything - writing, acting, staging, Must see, Thought-provoking, Masterful
April 11th, 2022

See it if You want to see theatre that engages your heat and brain presenting both historical and contemporary life, with a brilliant cast.

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

81
Made by God
Chelsea
Inventive, Great acting, Clever, Intense
March 29th, 2022

See it if you enjoy excellent and inventive new Irish writers with unusual perspectives on the history and culture of a poetic people

Don't see it if no reason not to see it but it has closed

53
sandblasted
Gramercy
Needs a good edit, Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing
March 29th, 2022

See it if you are interested in new playwrights

Don't see it if you expect a dramaturgically well constructed theatrical experience

92
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting
March 29th, 2022

See it if you care about the history of racial issues.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it but it is closed now.

75
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining
December 31st, 2021

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

90
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound
December 31st, 2021

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

70
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Inventive, insightful, Great acting
November 20th, 2021

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.

77
Sanctuary City
West Village
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense
November 19th, 2021

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.

74
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant
November 19th, 2021

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.

78
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Innovative, Intense, Absorbing
November 19th, 2021

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.

93
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing
November 19th, 2021

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

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

55
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Quirky, Cliched, Disappointing
November 19th, 2021

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.

20
The Visitor
East Village
Disappointing
November 19th, 2021

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

34
Predictable, Cliched, Disappointing
November 19th, 2021

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.

90
Dana H.
Gramercy
Remarkably moving and totally inventive
March 7th, 2020

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.

85
Honest, tough, moving, inventive
March 1st, 2020

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.

88
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Hugely surprising, moving and insightful, totally entertaining
February 23rd, 2020

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

79
During previews
Wonderfully acted, full of new insights, surprise at intermission
February 17th, 2020

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

68
During previews
Disappointingly predictabled despite a good cast
February 8th, 2020

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

75
Great talent wasted by a paulus production
January 4th, 2020

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

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Surprisingly funny, outspoken, complex and moving
December 29th, 2019

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

90
Total fun and entertainment with a great cast
December 18th, 2019

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.

88
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
They sing, danced, act and play instruments beautifully
December 8th, 2019

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

79
Seared
Midtown W
Brilliant cast in a rather slight piece of writing
December 7th, 2019

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

82
During previews
Brutal, tragic, inescapably true
December 1st, 2019

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

86
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Challenging writing and content worth the angst
November 27th, 2019

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

78
Ahead of its time, beautifully acted and staged
November 27th, 2019

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.

78
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Emotional impact of great writing and acting
November 17th, 2019

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

65
During previews
Episodic predictable sentimental script
November 16th, 2019

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.

78
During previews
Disturbing, honest, sad and timely
November 4th, 2019

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

95
Acting, writing, staging that make you love theatre
November 2nd, 2019

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

92
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Subtly brilliant writing and acting
November 2nd, 2019

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

98
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Part 2 surprisingly rewarding and equally brilliant
October 21st, 2019

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

78
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Relevant, disturbing, ultimately sad
October 17th, 2019

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.

78
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant, revealing, timely, questionable
October 13th, 2019

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

90
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Surprisingly complex, funny, serious and moving
October 5th, 2019

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).

69
Dublin Carol
Chelsea
Fine acting & directing, disappointing script
October 5th, 2019

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.

90
During previews
Excellent writing, concept and acting
September 22nd, 2019

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