Elizabeth 6254

Manhattan | 50-64 | Female
About:  Just an avid theater goer!
Reviews (87)
94
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if whether you know the traditional Oklahoma well or not, this is a must see! Very exciting, authentic, cool updating in tone -book is the same

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, don't like any updating of the great musicals or are very afraid of led sounds

78
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like the basic story, enjoy high energy, over the top musicals with minimal plot/plot twists.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy boisterous, over the top musicals with minimal plot/plot twists - made more for tourists, not serious theater-goers

92
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want an excellent and intelligent musical and don't need a happy ending! no problem if you don't know or even like greek tragedies

Don't see it if you don't like cutting edge but easy to understand musical dramas (think hamilton, rent etc)

Also Not sure why Orpheus had to be played as (not by) such a wimp! All oth... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You saw it in the 80’s - it holds up spectacularly; if you want a very real story of family and love relationships gay or straight

Don't see it if You prefer 90 min story arcs or can’t apppreciate gay themes

78
Great acting, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky, Funny

See it if you are familiar (expertise not required) with book of mormon and ethel merman and will enjoy 90 mins of easy shtick

Don't see it if you don't have a silly streak and/or don't have any familiarity or interest in a send-up of book of mormon and ethel merman

90
During previews
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You like musicals and are at least a bit familiar with Cher’s story. Loved it. Costumes to die for! Clever use of 3 Chers. Respect her!

Don't see it if If you are not a Cher fan or don’t like splashy musicals with great acting, dancing, costumes and, of course, singing.

Also Do NOT sit in the orchestra on the sides - views are QUITE OBSTRUCTED-... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Confusing, Relevant, Resonant, Slow

See it if You can deal with boring, confusing opening hour, can accept adults in childrens’ roles and are familiar with the story

Don't see it if You can’t sit 3 hours, don’t care about the compelling story Harper Lee wrote

Also Hopefully they will rework the first hour while in previews

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like timely dramas that are also humorous and thoughtful, you like any of the actors who are terrific.

Don't see it if You don’t care about real v alternative facts - otherwise it’s a great 90 min look at what makes a story real

79
During previews
Clever, Fluffy, Cliched, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy simple easy to follow musicals. Doesn’t hurt if you ‘get’ NJ culture/references. Tries a bit too hard but a great escape!

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy upbeat, light musicals with lots of easy to follow romantic storylines within a broader arc of a story in musical form. Go!

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you have never seen it - not dated as much as reflecting a point in time - fabulous cast/acting; u are comfortable with gay challenges

Don't see it if you are a homophobe or dislike great drama - otherwise, a must-see

80
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you are interested in the impact of money/privilege on success in the US today and how high school education determines 'everything'

Don't see it if you don't like timely, clever and thought provoking drama (light drama) about the what separates haves and have-nots in the US today

78
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if It's O'Neil so you know what you are getting! More relevant than dated in this era of opioid addiction. Jeremy Irons!

Don't see it if you don't like the American drama classics (especially long ones)

80
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you have any interest in who Joan of Arc was - u don't need to know much about her; if you like solid historical dramas with some humor

Don't see it if you can't bear to see a play that lasts about 3 hours, or you don't have any interest in historical dramas

75
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like dan lauria, are interested in the creative process and liked sleuth's focus on has-been writers v young, ambitious ones

Don't see it if you don't like 'small' dramas that are a bit confusing...

82
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you value great off broadway drama with family dynamics theme and/or have known any family that has dealt with a Down syndrome child/adult

Don't see it if you don't like solid family dramas or are uncomfortable thinking about what having a Down syndrome child/adult in your life.

78
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you like off b'way drama,esp if you a re a boomer and female thinking (worrying) and talking to friends about growing old!

Don't see it if you don't like off b'way dramas or aren't interested in stories about women's friendships as they grow older.

78
Quirky, Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like off-b'way type shows - a bit less mainstream and lower key than B'Way and are OK with a slow, somber musical. It builds over time.

Don't see it if you have no interest in how different people can get along and/or you don't like slow building, serious drama despite it being a musical

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you remember or want to know more about the Michael Milken era in greed or greed in the US in general and be entertained as well

Don't see it if you have little or no interest in how US financial markets and business work

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're a bleeding heart liberal, love M Moore, hate the Republicans etc. 60% is great - i.e.the stories he tells of his own budding activism

Don't see it if you don't want to be preached to about stuff you already know about DT - that's 30-40% - but the rest is hilarious/endearing. it ran 2:15.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if see it whether you saw the original or not. a few anachronisms make the play a bit more tongue and cheek for the late 19th century

Don't see it if won't be able to bear watching a somewhat selfish woman's growth (and lack thereof) after walking out on her family 15 years earlier

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good solid dramas about family challenges, the 60's, great performances from non-celebrity actors who each hold their own

Don't see it if you don't like dramas or don't want to think about what being LGBTQ might have been like in 60's Brooklyn

88
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you know/like michael urie in anything, enjoy clever bantering/puns, political satire at its best; incredible that it is an old Gogol play!

Don't see it if you don't like political satire

70
Dated, Intelligent

See it if you like strong women's roles or sibling dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about women or dramas from the 60's.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a play that mirrors many of our current issues with friendship, race, envy, unemployment, and jobs leaving the country - to

Don't see it if you don't appreciate real life drama on the stage

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you enjoy fluffy rom-com type musicals - it's sweet and fun, a bit retro tho the time is now

Don't see it if you want a complicated boy meets girl musical or don't like frothy short fun musicals

81
Intelligent, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want insight into our constitution, enjoy (largely) one person shows and don't mind some over preaching in pursuit of making good points

Don't see it if you don't like topical shows that are more liberal than conservative oriented

Also a bit more heavy handed and long than it needs to be....

91
During previews
Relevant, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You liked or never saw the movie. True to its spirit, but updated for the times. Very funny lyrics throughout.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy upbeat, clever musicals (and are basically a Grinch!)

80
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if ...EVEN if you are so over Hillary; It is fast paced, clever and WHO doesn't want to see Laurie Metcalf with John Lithgow?!

Don't see it if If you really have ZERO appreciation for the 2008 election that Obama won and Hillary lost

78
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy dramas about family relationships/mistakes we live with, are interested in what it means to escape to the US from another country

Don't see it if you don't like dramas about families and/or the experience of leaving your own homeland to live in the US

Also Play ends without resolving most things....need part 2 please!

86
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want a SOLID off Bway drama about what can happen (legally) if you don’t marry the love of your life.... andsexual pref doesn’t matter.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a real life drama about same sex relationships - otherwise, see it. Excellent off bway.

Also Somebody says “nobody is a villain “ - you will have to think about wh... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you appreciate "accessible" messages. simplistic but probably more real than we think when it comes to teens' deciding who they love

Don't see it if you are not interested in/supportive of same sex relationships. otherwise, sweet, nice message and easy to watch/listen to/understand.

Also Not deep!!

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if you like serious drama with fabulous actors and can handle thinking (stressing) about the impact of Alzheimer's on the whole family.

Don't see it if you can't deal with the realities associated with Alzheimer's - but you will be missing an outstanding drama with the best acting/staging

76
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want a similar take on it with other actors. sweet, no subtleties here

Don't see it if you have no desire to revisit the movie with a different cast but similar take

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if even if you don't know the go-go's music, this Elizabethan romp is clever and fun with great songs and a plot about diversity and inclusion

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, can't appreciate (making fun of) shakespeare and are anti-diversity and gay relationships

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see one of the better music revivals (better than carousel) and great talent and staging

Don't see it if you never liked this musical

85
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to just see a great play, and want to think about what politics and sex might have been like, esp for women, in the 1920's

Don't see it if you can't enjoy a good upbeat drama that is well acted, well staged and easy to follow

78
Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Clever

See it if you are a Buffet fan or enjoy light, silly, upbeat musicals

Don't see it if you are not a Buffet fan or looking for more than a fluffy boy meets girl style storyline

65
During previews
Great acting, Dizzying, Confusing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if you are a Stoppard fan and know your early 20th c European history - James Joyce, Dada, Lenin, O Wilde's Importance of Being Ernest etc

Don't see it if you don't like talky, self involved over the top dramas that require an understanding of history.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to see FABULOUS acting and staging and a storyline about our different perspectives on life at different ages/stages. timeless.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a thoughtful, provocative drama about aging and how we change over time.

69
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of hayley mills' as a kid and want to see her again. otherwise, don't bother (actors are all good but the script is not good)

Don't see it if you want to see a real play - this is tv-level stuff at best - one hour and 10 minutes WITH intermission felt like 2 hours....

85
Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good drama, think about the future with nuclear power (meltdowns) and empathize with the dimensions of human relationships

Don't see it if you don't like solid dramas with small casts, or don't want to think about nuclear power meltdowns and what it means for future generations

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you are a Dr. Seuss fan and know the Grinch Who Stole Christmas - better if you know Seuss' other work, too. A fun way to spend an hour.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the Grinch story and/or don't like riffs on 'classics' or don't like rhyming couplets.

80
For a previous production
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you love or even just appreciate good physical slapstick that is cleverly executed

Don't see it if you are not in the mood to just laugh for two hours and forget life's real challenges

92
Absorbing, Clever, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be uplifted by a true event and/or just like a warm, upbeat and wonderful musical

Don't see it if you are a total curmudgeon - otherwise, this is a show any adult should love

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy some drama in your musicals; love songs that move the story forward; like a variety of characters none of whom is perfect

Don't see it if You don't like stories about gangs, the mob, importance of family. A cross b/w Jersey Boys and West Side Story by Robert Deneiro.

83
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like good drama, it's a classic. Great to see CN and LL whichever role they play that night

Don't see it if you don't like the classical dramas, esp as it's a bit dated.

75
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like pure dramas and an uncomplicated but not complex story

Don't see it if you prefer upbeat, fun musicals - this is pure drama with a serious story

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Enchanting

See it if you can get a ticket (!), if you even just 'like' Bette Midler and enjoy frothy and dated (in a good way) crowd pleasing musicals

Don't see it if you don't like Bette M, or old fashioned (silly) musicals and/or can't stand audiences that are clapping for way too much of the actual show

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if you appreciate Harvey F for the icon he is, are comfortable with gay love stories and are comfortable reliving the AIDS epidemic

Don't see it if you don't like Harvey Fierstein or gay love stories

70
Excruciating, Intelligent, Overrated, Relevant

See it if you are into middle east politics and can sit for 3 hours for a not very EMOTIONALLY engaging play. I left at intermission....

Don't see it if you aren't a real politico or can't sit for a long drama that is long on talk and short on action