Ellen 7218

New York City

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Reviews (24)
75
Happy Birthday Doug
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Clever, Funny

See it if You are a Droege fan or you are looking for a diverting hour of entertainment perhaps best viewed with one of the cocktails on offer.

Don't see it if You are hoping for a repeat of Bright Colors and Bold Patterns. This is clever but does not reach that high mark.

Also It's fun but the hilarity feels forced and sometimes exhausting at the... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Good but not great

See it if You love Metcalf, Everett or Albee. A very polished production of a classic. Too long and maybe too shrill to shock in the ways it once did.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit for almost 3 hours of infamous but tiresome mental abuse.

Also You get lot of acting for your money. While Metcalf tries to create he... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Funny, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You love to be moved in magical ways. This production is indeed "timeless" with a wonderful message delivered adroitly.We laughed and cried.

Don't see it if You hate musicals although this is not a traditional one and if you go you just may love it anyway.

Also The story is thought-provoking; the set is genius, the music is specta... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
When the set upstages the dialogue, something is off

See it if You enjoy a somewhat old-fashioned evening of theater with a lot of bells and whistles but little punch.

Don't see it if You dislike dialogue and overlong acts. It was hard to comfortably hear at times.Consider a hearing device if you can find them.We couldn't.

Also The set is spectacular and much of the acting is very accomplished but... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are looking for a holiday outing for the whole family. Everyone in our group was enthralled.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy magic or deception.

Also A fun and fascinating evening of theater that will leave you wondering... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Ambitious

See it if You loved the album, appreciate great theater moments, and can forgive everything else

Don't see it if plot lines and lyrics you can actually understand are a requirement for you, you have no tolerance for social justice box-checking.

Also I am not sure how a youthful love/obsession with the Jagged Little Pil... Read more Read less

94
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy watching talented actors of all ages doing what they love. Moving and memorable. A great evening under the stars.

Don't see it if You are expecting a Broadway production.

Also The additional of a core of professional actors to the Public Works tr... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love a quick witted, adroitly acted, take on Chekov's Three Sisters. It works flawlessly. Every character is a delight.

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic take on the play.

90
Little Gem
Chelsea
Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love engaging and memorable characters and beautiful writing.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action.

Also By the end of the show you feel that you know each of these women pers... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love great music, great voices, great dancing,

Don't see it if Musicals are not your thing. You are turned off by the anti-feminist premise of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew.

Also Kelli O'Hara is magical. Will Chase is a worthy and charming adversary... Read more Read less

52
During previews
Dated, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You love Broadway and see everything. You love the score. You are fans of Mueller, Henry, & Fleming or curious to see Ramasar on Broadway.

Don't see it if You are expecting much. The "modern" casting is odd and unproductive. Julie and Billy have zero chemistry. This revival just doesn't work.

Also The sets are breathtaking... the carousel treatment is very magical an... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Violin
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You appreciate fine acting You remember "the old Avenue A" You like a good story

Don't see it if You don't like plays

77
Mr. Toole
Midtown E
A worthy exploration

See it if You are a fan of John Kennedy Toole or A Confederacy of Dunces. You enjoy developmental theater cleverly executed on a shoestring.

Don't see it if You are looking for big production values or a breezy theater experience. This offers neither.

Also Each of the actors was quite special in their own way. Spahn in a tota... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Sorry, i just don't get it

See it if You enjoy seeing a wonderful ensemble of actors adroitly executing a very strange and unsuccessful experiment.

Don't see it if You dislike political correctness taken to its most absurd extreme.

Also I love Tracy Letts as both an actor and a playwright but this thing is... Read more Read less

93
A Peregrine Falls
East Village
Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy actors so good you actually forget they are acting. This is an exquisite handling of a difficult subject.

Don't see it if You are troubling by the victimization of women/children by family members.

Also The imagery is so haunting I may never forget it.

88
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like deep believable character exploration and brilliant acting. A thoughtful absorbing experience.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through three hours and two intermissions, It doesn’t feel that long but it is.

Also These portrayals are so authentic in both writing and performance you ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Very, very disappointing production

See it if you enjoy exploring new ways of approaching things even if they don't work at all

Don't see it if you are a fan of the iconic original West Side Story.

Also The huge projection screen is a terrible tool that consistently dimini... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy a great ensemble having fun with their excellent material.

Don't see it if You are turned off by foodies or "the restaurant scene."

44
During previews
Wives
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Jacqueline Backhaus and want to see her entire oeuvre. This is no Men On Boats. The Hemingway wives are divine though.

Don't see it if Just don't see it.

Also The actors are all excellent and there are valuable, interesting ideas... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Riveting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love the brilliant Jim Steinman and Meatloaf's unique contribution to rock and roll. Andrew Polac is a force of nature.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate rock and roll. This is homage to the iconic Bat Out of Hell album(s) brilliantly offered up as a staged musical.

Also The long and winding road to Broadway has sharpened and refined this c... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a charming evening out that is hard to describe except to say that it just works. Jason Freddy is a treasure. Summer treat!

Don't see it if You are looking for a big budget, traditional musical. This is something much more interesting. If you are a millennial you may not get it.

Also All the actors are very winning, the band is excellent and again, Jaso... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love brilliantly written and performed theater. Regardless of your political persuasion, this show is mesmerizing.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light musical. You have been living under a rock and are unfamiliar with the Clintons.

100
During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love great acting, a beautifully delivered classic play, women at the height of their powers.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy reading Isak Dinesen( Karen Blixen) You enjoy fine performances and thought-provoking topics

Don't see it if You like a lot of action You dislike May-December relationships