Elinore K

New York City

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Reviews (34)
80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you relish witnessing truly great acting that appears effortless in a play that is most thought-provoking and moving.

Don't see it if you can't bear one-(wo)man, one set shows, and aren't into witnessing the psychological challenges of parent-child relationships.

83
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are invigorated by intense and realistic family stories comic, loving, painful, and unpredictable.

Don't see it if You like easily digestible happily-ever-after tales with obvious heroes and demons.

82
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if you appreciate provocative, clever, often hilarious dialogue, unpredictable plot twists, and a touching story

Don't see it if you're not into, and impatient with a neurotic character struggling with a mid-life crisi, and almost unresolvable challenges

76
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy fine acting and are a fan of these actors and this playwright.

Don't see it if You'd like a plot that moves you and eventually becomes clear, one that has you walking out with greater understanding.

79
Love, Noel
Chelsea
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy the lyrics and music of Noel Coward and want to know some of what's behind them, and if you treasure Steve Ross & KT Sullivan

Don't see it if you're not into Noel Coward, and don't appreciate older cabaret performers.

82
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you're fascinated with what we carry with us in our psyches and memories from childhood, and how those things shape us marvelously portrayed

Don't see it if you're not interested in exploring psychological development and family dynamics

48
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you'd like a simplified, heavy-handed, amateurish rendering of the classic as if attempted by a h.s. theater group with poor guidance

Don't see it if you want to spare yourself the affront

95
Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you savor riveting, relevant, remarkable, moving and marvelous theater work

Don't see it if You like "small," easy-to-follow stories with few characters.

63
Smart Blonde
Midtown E
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you have any interest in the life and talents of Judy Holiday, enjoy singing, and appreciate few actors playing many roles.

Don't see it if you're looking for sharp dialogue and well-constructed plot and action

53
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you think you'll enjoy a very novel approach to treating biography, history, and racism.

Don't see it if you like a coherent plot line in which you can figure out what's happening to whom and why

100
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you love musicals, especially the great classics. Every single aspect of production is fantastic.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, even the best.

53
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you love Alan Cummings, and don't mind nudity, or the depiction of a destructive relationship based on sexual attraction & commodification

Don't see it if you mind nudity, or if you're biased against homosexual relationships, especially ones which don't see to have redeeming qualities.

80
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Moving

See it if Watch this young playwright; she's good! From a bunch of quirky, not all lovable characters, comes a poignant play with ensemble acting.

Don't see it if You've seen one too many of those plays in which someone's imminent death brings the family and their issues to a climax.

79
During previews
On Blueberry Hill
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you welcome unexpectedly moving, thought and soul-provoking theater with excellent performances, and deft playwriting by a master

Don't see it if you haven't patience for the point to slowly reveal itself, or if you don't take to two-character plays with mostly sequential monologues

98
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You appreciate really great, moving acting; brilliant, thought-provoking writing; original and insightful, compassionate perspective.

Don't see it if If you don't want to be emotionally engaged

80
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like theater-in-the-round interactive shows, engaging you with the characters and action, and reality-based and historically significant

Don't see it if You find you need to be alert to the action going on all around you, with some deliberate chaos.

73
Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if For Stoppard fans, more accessible than his usual. Fast moving. Comic moments thrown in. Only shortcoming is the premise is never proven.

Don't see it if If you prefer substance to splash.

69
Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you'd like a tuneful walk down memory lane, complete with a bit of acting, decent singing, a bit of family (the actor's) history/nostalgia.

Don't see it if you prefer excellent acting and singing, "plot" more than shallow and banal, offering some creativity and insight.

78
Resonant, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate original, imaginative, sensitive, stirring, intelligent playwrighting, acting, and set design in a virtually one-man show

Don't see it if you prefer dialogue to monologue, and action to stillness, and definitely not if you don't like the violin

78
Fern Hill
Midtown E
Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you appreciate difficult subjects handled with dexterity & humor, with some great lines, contrasting characters & fine ensemble performances

Don't see it if you're really not interested in watching three married couples explore marriage relationships with sensitivity and humor

75
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to be reminded of the Johnson Presidency, mostly Vietnam and Selma...and not much else.

Don't see it if You'd appreciate more than a well-done history lesson, namely a moving exploration of how the consequences of his actions affected Johnson.

48
Little Gem
Chelsea
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you don't mind disconnected stories, so-so acting, and weak plot

Don't see it if you're looking for promising new talent

65
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You want something light and a bit funny with some charm.

Don't see it if You want fine and impressive choreography, music, set design or playwriting. You'll have to look elsewhere for all that.

80
During previews
Romantic, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You treasure Audra McDonald, want to be surprised by Michael Shannon, and you relish a quirky, touching, intelligent romantic drama.

Don't see it if You're not into "boy-meets-girl and, despite obstacles, connect" stories.

84
Ink
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You relish fine, intelligent, sharp writing, excellent acting, and innovative staging. Ink is fast-moving and hard-hitting.

Don't see it if You have problems with fast-talking and British accents. or if you actually admire Rupert Murdoch and enjoy tabloid journalism.

51
The Mother
Chelsea
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you love Isabelle Huppert and enjoy blurry psychological studies of deteriorating minds and relationships.

Don't see it if you resent the depiction of a woman whose scope and meaning of life are totally dependent on her being a mother.

5
During previews
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you'll see Glenda Jackson in anything, no matter what, and you don't mind watching for 4-1/2 hours (w/20 min. break).

Don't see it if you want an intelligent, engaging production without actors unceasingly frenzied and shouting.

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You like historic dramas, very well written, directed, and performed — even if you saw the original with Paul Scofield.

Don't see it if You don't take to the heavy language of historic dramas.

31
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if There are fun, laughable moments, and the performers are enthusiastic. The actors have a ball with their characterizations.

Don't see it if you want something that is strong, clear, and consistent to its presumed theme.

80
Gatz
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if This is the most fascinating attempt at bringing to life the experience of one who becomes intensely engaged in reading a wonderful work

Don't see it if All told, it's about 8 hours (including breaks). It's hard to adjust to the idea that these inappropriate office staff become the characters

72
Clever, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate a unique, honest, often poignant exploration of the effects on a family dealing with Alzheimers in a loved one.

Don't see it if you may find it too difficult to deal with these truths, and might resent the deft, lighter touch of the playwright.

51
Downstairs
West Village
Disappointing, Banal, Overrated

See it if If you love Tyne and Tim Daly and really want to see them acting together.

Don't see it if If you're looking for something well-written with something important or original to say, this isn't it.

82
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Great staging

See it if If you appreciate innovative, moving, and masterful attempts to capture moments in history and the people in them.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with Irish accents, following the threads of many characters and complex action.

78
Absorbing

See it if There was a variety of paintings and an enthusiastic guide/moderator.

Don't see it if You don't like walking a lot. There was a distance from one painting to the next. And -- if you expected music with this tour, there wasn't.