Gail 7346

New York City

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Reviews (59)
78
Funny, Slow, Clever

See it if Very cute and alluring premise for the story. I laughed aloud more than once.

Don't see it if It was a big preachy in spots. If you can hold on through those parts, you’ll be fine.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You are a Nathan Lane fan; his physicality and timing are exquisite.

Don't see it if You don’t like slapstick comedy, you will suffer.

81
Overrated, Intense, Quirky, Indulgent

See it if You are a follower or historian of Irish Drama.

Don't see it if I get it. Irish drama involves a long set-up, comic characters and then a knockout punch. This was overly long, comic characters dragged

Also On too long and it wasn’t funny to start with.

70
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
The miracle of forgiveness

See it if You like one-man dramas or dramas that show humanity in one of the darkest times someone can experience.

Don't see it if You don’t like minimalist set design.

90
Even if you’ve never read the books

See it if It is an engaging dramatization of the Harry Potter books. I took a 10 year old who had not read any of the books and he was totally

Don't see it if You’re not into fantasy or magic or hate Harry Potter

Also Engrossed AND we saw both parts in one day. I think that speaks for it... Read more Read less

81
Teen-aged angst morality play with happy ending

See it if Engaging, light entertainment even if rather predictable story line. Perfect if you have teenagers to entertain.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see this

70
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant

See it if Timely, relevant theater. I enjoyed this show

Don't see it if U have issues either same sex relationships.

95
Poinant story of loving someone with dementia

See it if Elaine May has to get a tony for this performance. It may be the best performance I will see in my lifetime. The rest of the acting, espec

Don't see it if If you are currently loving someone who has altzheimer’s or dementia this might hit too close to home. My mom demented just before she

Also Joan Allen was stellar.... Read more Read less

73
What happens to dreamers?

See it if It deserves the nobel prize for drama. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if The pacing of the show was slow and definetely akward more than once. What in heaven’s name was that wall hanging in Russian for?

96
During previews
Relevance in the era of “fake news”

See it if Taut, well-acted, well-staged, well-directed contemporary drama. We kept discussing the play all afternoon; that seldom happens.

Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason not to see this play.

81
During previews
Refreshing feminist view of the constitution

See it if Clear-headed, well-researched feminist review of our most important document, made relevant through personal accounts.

Don't see it if you are a knee-jerk anti-feminist

Also The structure of the performance is very unique. You’re never quite ce... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Well acted, well produced and very well written historical fiction. Staging kept the story line moving. Janet McTeer was outstanding

Don't see it if you don’t like historical fiction.

69
During previews
Richard, richard what i hear you saying is..richard, what i hear you saying is..

See it if Great acting especially Adina Verson. Creative staging.

Don't see it if I am not a fan of writers like Dave Eggers; all the added parenthetical comments, and everyday innane conversations. Ms. Silverman adopts

Also This style.

70
Black Sparta
Midtown W
African women’s history dramatized

See it if Well written play about female warriors reaction to French colonization in Africa. I went in thinking I was going to be unimpressed but the

Don't see it if unfortunately, the stage/theater did not support the production. Many lines were swallowed up and unintelligible.

Also play kept my attention for 2 solid hours.

82
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Fun twist on “measure for measure”

See it if Fun, fun, fun. You leave the theater singing. Speaking in rhyming couplets never becomes boring, predictable or overdone. The songs

Don't see it if You are some sort of shakespaeare purist.

Also Follow tradition “musical” format and are quite well done.

81
Get the Boat
Soho/Tribeca
A peek into our future?

See it if you enjoy plays that voice women’s issues and emotions. Well- written, well-acted, taut, one-act play.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this play

91
Skintight
Midtown W
Is beauty skin deep?

See it if You like taught, well-written, rapid-fire satire. Joshua Harmon has done it again. The acting is superb, especially Idina Menzel.

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason not to see this play.

65
A Blanket of Dust
Soho/Tribeca
Indulgent, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You are a conspiracy theorist of any sort.

Don't see it if You dislike melodrama. It was very difficult to sit through the first 30 min. You literally had to walk along the stage if you wanted to

Also Leave. Therefore, I stayed. The middle 30 minutes moved to human drama... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You can sit through the rather excruciating first act and the high-school theater acting. The second act, especially the prologue will pay

Don't see it if You haven’t got a lot of patience

Also I wanted so badly to love Condola Rashad but her continual display of ... Read more Read less

60
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You have a really intelligent 5-year-old to entertain. The actors are good but they pander.

Don't see it if You have a very low tolerance for silliness.

Also It feels like a once excellent comedy routine that has been done and r... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy retrospecitives on musicians or bands/groups. King’s music is iconic so it’s hard not to be entertained. Plot is predictable.

Don't see it if You didn’t enjoy the Buddy Holly Story or Mamma Mia

80
The Children
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Thoughtful, humane drama about our responsibility as elders toward “children” of our world not just our families. Who should clean up?

Don't see it if You don’t like social-thought dramas

76
Clever, Edgy, Funny

See it if Not as good as Freak but that’s a high bar. I admire how he keeps the dialogue current. I really enjoyed the political nature of this prog

Don't see it if You are an entrenched right winger. Or if you have not liked any other of John Leguizamo’s shows.

61
Ambitious, Good-concept, Disappointing

See it if My favorite part was about the Hollywood Canteen and the character’s role there. I liked how she entwined cinema history with the story

Don't see it if The story line needs to be tightened. I didn’t really connect to why the character might be depressed enough to commit suicide.

34
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if If you have to get out of the rain.

Don't see it if Do not see this if you have two neurons to rub together.

97
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You love the novel. It’s not a direct interpretation. Rather, it respectfully recasts the drama with Scout as the primary narrator.

Don't see it if You are a total Mockingbird purist

95
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy mockumentaries that move quickly and have great actors. This was a joy.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive to fowl language or swearing.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love theater that keeps you thinking about it for days and days. How did they get this way? What will happen to this family?

Don't see it if Second act is drawn-out; need to maintain your patience and concentration. I kept wondering what the purpose of the boy/cousin’s scene was

Also And especially if the play could be shortened by cutting the scene. Ul... Read more Read less

85
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Fast-paced engaging show

See it if Creative, extremely well-acted and well-written show. It was just plain fun. Both actors were amazing.

Don't see it if You don’t like having an enthusiastic actor jumping in your face or breathing down your neck. I was spooked but still glad I came

80
During previews
High school angst morality play with happy ending

See it if Predictable, if cutely updated, story. Dancing and singing high energy. Perfect if you have to entertain teenagers.

Don't see it if You don’t mind high octane audiences; they clap and squeel at everything.

75
Rap Guide to Evolution
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You will be intellectually engaged throughout 90% of the show. There are a few “I never thought of it that way” moments

Don't see it if You can’t process speech at a rapid rate

78
Apologia
Midtown W
Sacrifices of the revolutionary

See it if You are a Stockard Channing fan, you won’t be disappointed. Plus, I love this theater; it’s so comfortable.

Don't see it if You don’t have patience enough to get through a highly dramatic, unresolved and long first act. The play really doesn’t come together until

Also The last 5 minutes. Its something of an endurance run.

61
Either love it or hate it

See it if You like silly programs.

Don't see it if Like me you don’t have much tolerance for silly

70
Black Light
West Village
See things as they are

See it if The title of the finale song “See Things As They Are” seemed ironic. This is a black, feminist statement as well as a call to arms

Don't see it if You have strong opinions against crossdressing.

Also regarding the current political climate. Original songs that are inter... Read more Read less

70
During previews
I’m just a girl who can’t say no

See it if I loved the first act but then...audience gimmick that I thought would be enployed during the benefit picnic to elicite audience participati

Don't see it if You are an Oklahoma purist

Also Was just a gimmick for intermission. The performance that stood in for... Read more Read less

88
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Amazing one-man show with 24 characters

See it if Taut, well-written and well-acted one-act drama about a young irishman turned WWI soldier. Shane O’Regan is a superstar.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this show is if you can’t sit still for 80 minutes.

90
Intimate evening with “the boss”

See it if You are a bona fide Bruce fan

Don't see it if You’re expecting a rock concert of Bruce’s greatest hits.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if should you ever have the opportunity, catch this show. This version was edited for concert presentation. I’m dying to see the whole thing

Don't see it if There is absolutely no reason why anyone should miss this. PG langauge throughout. Uplifting. Hopeful.

Also and completely staged.

70
Birthday Boy
East Village
Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if You are looking for unexpected sources for musicals. Emerging art that is worth supporting.

Don't see it if You’re expecting perfection

60
During previews
Didn’t lose beat, gave it away

See it if you’ve never been to a Broadway musical before and have absolutely zero expectations.

Don't see it if translating the GoGo’s music to production numbers was a serious error in judgment. The book is awful, predictable, dull, banal. I was so

Also disappointed.

71
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Troubled girl paddles upstream

See it if you support developing artistry. This could be a tight, moving one-woman show with some work. It’s mono-pacing is often too slow.

Don't see it if you have no grasp of Manchester, UK accent or slang you will suffer.

Also The beginning and end must be more tightly integrated; right now they ... Read more Read less

100
Heaven on earth

See it if You are a Renee Fleming or Amar Ramasar fan; you will not be disappointed. I could not take my eyes off of Ramasar during Justin Peck’s

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show. It is the best production I’ve ever seen of Carousel.

Also Choreography of “Blow High Blow Low”. Lindsay Mendez’s (Carrie Pipperr... Read more Read less

76
Yellowman
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like thought-provoking, well written theater.

Don't see it if If you want fluffy entertainment

85
Yerma
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Going from one extreme of the fertility/parenting question to the other in a fish bowl

Don't see it if You cannot tolerate the far fetched.

Also Illogically and quite breathtakingly, the same character moves between... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Heartwarming story about how the worst tragedy can transform life in microscopic and magnificent ways.

Don't see it if You only like fluffy, mindless entertainment.

Also Restores your faith in people during the “age of Trump”. The ensemble ... Read more Read less

80
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Great acting, Period-drama, Great staging

See it if My first experience with Mint Theater Co. I appreciate that this play was extremely provocative in its day. Today, it’s predictable

Don't see it if You don’t like revivals.

Also Extremely well acted and set design was amazing. I’m not sure I would ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You are looking for intelligent, well-written drama. The first act is especially riviting. Must see.

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy political “who done its?”

80
Ace
Upper W Side
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Very, very well written. A gem.

Don't see it if If you don’t like introspective, one-man shows.

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if A total romp. I had never seen sponge Bob before, nor did I have any desire; so clearly I am not of his generation. I took my goddaughter

Don't see it if I cannot think of any reason why you wouldn’t want to see this show.

Also It was delightful from start to finish.

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Slow, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Sista’s are doin it for themselves! Worth the evening of light entertainment.

Don't see it if Don’t see this if you are a male chauvinist.