Erin F 3

Scarsdale | 50-64 | Female
About:  I average around 50 shows per year, on Broadway and off. In the real world, I write travel guides about Disney World and Disney Cruise Line. Wait, does that count as the real world?
Reviews (171)
71
Fluffy

See it if If you want something light to distract you from the rest of the universe. This is pure escapism.

Don't see it if If you want something serious or if you don't enjoy comic musicals.

73
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to see a very short show. This one is barely an hour. You want to think about death in a positive manner.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows. There is a full band, but mostly this is just a monologue with songs - about death.

70
Quirky

See it if You're a fan of Vega (fun to see her in this role). Or you like late 60s fashion. Fab costuming.

Don't see it if The music is monotonous. The voices are good, but they're not singing much of substance.

85
Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want a master class in acting. You're a Linney fan. You like one-woman shows. You like shows featuring mature women.

Don't see it if You want lots of action. This is one woman on one set. She's amazing, but there's not a lot of visual interest.

74
Overrated, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You're a die-hard Morisette fan. The interpretations of her music are well-crafted and moving.

Don't see it if If you don't get Morisette. The story line is far too broad - like an after school special with all the big problems thrown into a blender.

70
Quirky, Great singing

See it if You want to hear the ALW classic sung live. You want to see a reinterpretation of a standard. The director is a young woman, which is nice.

Don't see it if You don't want to the role of Evita split in two. It's a little confusing if you're not prepared.

67
Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like exploring the essence of being. This is a unique way to think about what it means to be alive.

Don't see it if You want a cohort plot or consistent characters. This feels very experimental and there are no real people to get attached to.

75
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You like exploring themes of gay culture or black culture. You enjoy seeing relatively new actors in possibly breakout roles.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action or if gay themes make you uncomfortable.

66
During previews
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You enjoy seeing the "playwright" break the 4th wall.

Don't see it if You want nuance. They're hitting you over the head w connections between Nazi Germany and today. We can get it without the big red arrow.

72
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Quirky, Dated

See it if You're a Tomei fan, a Williams completist, or an Italian American. Others will be less interested.

Don't see it if You don't like family drama or exaggerated ethnic stereotypes.

75
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like snappy dialogue and adult comedy. The actors are all first rate. Young folks might enjoy it less than middle aged viewers.

Don't see it if You have issue with graphic sex or full nudity on stage. We've meant to feel sympathy for the white dude, but he is a toxic sort.

68
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You loved the books or are attending with a middle schooler who loves the books.

Don't see it if You're over 40 or don't know the book series. This will have a long life in community theater but maybe shouldn't be on Broadway.

70
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a nearly all Asian cast. They sound great musically.

Don't see it if You want a fully coherent plot. This feels like a first draft. My guess is that it will be a decent show after some large revisions.

81
During previews
Resonant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if Pryce was masterful! If you like shows w unreliable narrators this is great. Lots to think about afterward.

Don't see it if You are struggling with a parent's mental decline. Several audience members were sobbing at the end.

74
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You like improv comedy. You want something light that you don't have to think about.

Don't see it if This is fun, but it's not a Broadway show and maybe not worth Broadway prices.

72
Intense, Great acting

See it if You want to see masterful acting in a two hander.

Don't see it if You don't like staged sex. You don't like dialogue-heavy plays. This is a tough watch in the me-too era. Very uncomfortable.

70
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky

See it if You are interested in the aftermath of war on individuals.

Don't see it if The plot wanders. There's not enough differentiation between the characters. Need editing.

88
Ink
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You're interested in political history. It's like the origin story of a super villain, but in real life. The set/staging/lighting are A+

Don't see it if You're not interested in journalism, politics, or history.

80
White Noise
East Village
Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in exploring racism in contemporary America. You want to support female writers. Diggs is terrific!

Don't see it if You want fully realized female characters. These are somewhat one-dimensional. It's a long show that could use a trim.

80
Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You love Cole Porter, Kelli O'Hara, or tap dancing. The book is musty despite updates, but the music soars.

Don't see it if You don't classic musicals. There's nothing modern or edgy about it.

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a master class in acting from Metcalfe and Lithgow. Or if you like modern historical fiction.

Don't see it if You hate Hillary and Bill. If you want a lot of action. This is a very talky, one-set production.

50
During previews
Indulgent, Slow, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy comic blood, flatulence, and not much else.

Don't see it if You want non-sophomoric humor or a really coherent plot. Really, really don't see it you dislike gore and/or ribald jokes.

77
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like your Broadway with an indie/folk/cajun vibe. The harmonies are innovative and incredible. The voices are stunning.

Don't see it if You want a fully coherent plot. There are so many layers of metaphor here that it's hard to tease out exactly what the message is.

90
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if Tootsie puts the comedy in musical comedy, perfect for an escapist laugh. Santino is perfection.

Don't see it if You need the musical to be carbon copy of the film. There are substantial updates to the story.

80
Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see a master class in acting. All the players fully embody their roles. Also good if you like family dramas.

Don't see it if You have objections to violence portrayed on stage or if sibling discord makes you uncomfortable.

80
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like examining issues of race, if you liked A Few Good Men, or if you like WWII era stories.

Don't see it if You don't like exploring topics of race.

73
During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like hearing Dylan reimagined. You like folksy stories. You want a good cry.

Don't see it if This is a pretty depressing show.

68
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if You have to see anything West Side Story. Otherwise, take a pass on this one.

Don't see it if You want to see the classic show. Much is cut here. The staging is odd. Some of the actors have weak singing voices. It just doesn't work.

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like family drama with strong roles for older women. The acting is terrific all around.

Don't see it if There are themes of aging and homosexuality, if those are a problem, you should pass. It might be a little too talky for some.

91
Relevant, Must see, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You like percussion, interesting staging, or rock music. I'm not a huge Byrne fan in general, but this was AMAZING. So fresh & fun.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play with a story. This is more of a concert.

65
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Confusing

See it if You want to explore every version of MacBeth that ever existed. Or if you like modern interpretation of Shakespeare in general.

Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare to keep close to the original. This is far from a traditional interpretation.

70
Overrated, Great singing

See it if You're a Turner fan or you like jukebox musicals in general. This is a pretty standard version.

Don't see it if You're not into Turner's music. Or if scenes of domestic abuse are problematic for you.

77
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant

See it if You like New York political history, feminist politicians, or Fierstein.

Don't see it if You have problems with the obvious irony of a man playing a women who worked for women's causes.

73
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to see Dinklage in person. He's fantastic.

Don't see it if The music is truly lacking in dynamics and emotion. It's just a series of dull soliloquies sent to tepid tunes.

85
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Epic, Great acting

See it if You want to see terrific actors take on the scope of the gay male experience in recent history.

Don't see it if You can't sit through seven hours of theater. If gay themes are problematic for you.

78
During previews
Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like Parker and small, talky dramas. You like shows with a university setting.

Don't see it if You want a lot of action, this is a very quiet piece.

90
During previews
Quirky, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Groff! The music! The intimacy of the tiny venue! The entire production is a delightful little jewel.

Don't see it if You're going specifically for Blanchard. Her Audrey came across as a drunk rather than a ditz, not the best interpretation.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to explore race relations in the US. You enjoy the dynamics of personal relationships between romantic couples.

Don't see it if You are squeamish about simulated sex on stage.

70
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Ambitious

See it if You're a history student. This gives a good overview of what happened during the LBJ years.

Don't see it if Perhaps this is the preview, but Cox seemed lost at times, not secure in his lines. The cast plays multiple roles that aren't well defined.

68
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to look at some eye-candy for an hour and a half. These actors are all gorgeous. Their work is terrific.

Don't see it if No amount of great acting can overcome this slow as molasses show. I don't care about any of these characters.

80
During previews
Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like 2000's pop music, you like seeing beautiful people in skimpy clothing, or you loved the movie.

Don't see it if You want real drama or a coherent plot. It's all great fun, but the plot is lighter than fluff.

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see an American class performed by master actors. The balance between family tribalism and the public good feels v relevant.

Don't see it if You don't like talky dramas.

75
Burn This
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Funny

See it if Adam Driver and Brandon Uranowitz are giving a master class in acting. The show is surprisingly funny, as well as smokey.

Don't see it if You don't like talky dramas. Or if you need to feel sympathetic to the characters. They're all kind of awful in one way or another.

78
Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of The Temptations, tight harmonies, and smooth moves. You like exploring how race impacts music trends.

Don't see it if You don't like Motown. The book is like a dry reading of The Temp's Wikipedia page.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Great staging

See it if You are a devotee of the film. You want to see a young talent on the rise - Sophia Ann Caruso is terrific.

Don't see it if The book is just bad, full of unfunny "topical" jokes. A surprising amount of foul language for a show that has a strong kid appeal.

73
Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You're a Glenda Jackson fan, she's very impressive. If you like non-traditional casting and modern dress Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare traditionalist.

74
Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You like explorations of teen angst. It's a deep dive into what it's like to be an awkward guy in high school. Salazar make the show.

Don't see it if You want sophistication. It's all broad humor and young themes.

90
During previews
Quirky, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want a hot, sexy, dark take on a classic. Daunno's voice is honey. My first reaction was, "It's so weird. I LOVE IT."

Don't see it if You want the Oklahoma from the movie. They make a classic pretty twisty.

72
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You're a Sondheim completist. This is a worthy addition to the canon.

Don't see it if You want emotional connection between the players. The music is good, but there's a real lack of chemistry. They don't seem like old friends

79
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting

See it if You're interested current events and LGBT issues. The acting is spot on all around. There are cakes all over the set, don't come hungry.

Don't see it if LGBT issues are not your thing.