Gail S 6281

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Reviews (18)
91
Gypsy
Staten Island
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Entertaining, Refreshing
November 29th, 2016

See it if You've never seen Imelda Staunton play Mama Rose--find it NOW on PBS. She plays it to a whole new level. Gut-wrenching in her portrayal.

Don't see it if You think you're bored with yet another revival. This is different!

90
Delightful, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing
November 22nd, 2016

See it if You want to see how a great old show can be enjoyable and maybe even more relevant today than when it was written.

Don't see it if You are bigoted or don't appreciate traditional musical theatre structure. It's not edgy, but the secondary story about

Also Black and white relations has even more meaning today.

75
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy
November 22nd, 2016

See it if You've never seen it before. Avenue Q is unique because of the puppets and was ahead of its time.

Don't see it if You don't care for political commentary--mostly dated or don't like the Muppets.

92
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great staging, Relevant
October 19th, 2016

See it if You've never seen a musical performed by Deaf West, a theatre company of both deaf and hearing actors. They bring new meaning to oxymoron.

Don't see it if You are expecting an old fashioned boy meets girl musical.

74
Hair
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Clever, Cliched, Fluffy
October 17th, 2016

See it if You want a blast from the past. This is definitely a period piece! My 30-something daughter could not relate at all. Like a historical play

Don't see it if You expect this to be fresh and relevant or don't know 60's culture. You won't get it at all

95
Company (2006)
Midtown W
Dated, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing
October 17th, 2016

See it if You love Sondheim's amazingly poetic lyrics sung by actors who have to be incredibly talented to sing at such a lightening fast pace.

Don't see it if You aren't into period pieces. I've seen some wonderfully creative productions, including one where the actors were also the orchestra.

Also Some of the lyrics are timeless (Being Alive) but this is a play about... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Quirky, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing
October 17th, 2016

See it if You love Sondheim.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy story

100
Great writing, Hilarious, Epic, Must see, Masterful
October 17th, 2016

See it if You're irreverent and can appreciate amazing satire.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by outrageous commentary on religion and G-d

91
During previews
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious
October 17th, 2016

See it if You're Jewish or are close to someone who is.

Don't see it if You won't get the inside jokes--I would think this is hard to appreciate if you haven't had the experience.

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Dated, Entertaining, Slow
October 15th, 2016

See it if You've never seen it before because it's a timeless story, except there was nothing new about the new production. And I wanted to love it.

Don't see it if You know every song by heart, because there was nothing new or refreshing about the current revival

100
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing
October 15th, 2016

See it if You love clever lyrics and entertaining stories

Don't see it if You're a negative person who doesn't like to have fun.

80
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Overrated, Fluffy, Funny
October 15th, 2016

See it if You never have...but once is enough

Don't see it if You don't like happy music and silly stories

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy, Relevant
October 15th, 2016

See it if You love good old fashioned musicals with a fresh theme

Don't see it if You're offended by cross dressing

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
October 15th, 2016

See it if You love NPH--because he is amazing (but you'll have to check out YouTube because he's long gone from the cast).

Don't see it if You're homophobic, like the people who sat next to me, cringed throughout the entire show and bolted before the curtain call

95
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful
October 15th, 2016

See it if You want a new perspective on mental illness done as a rock musical

Don't see it if You don't like loud music.

79
Macbeth
Queens
Ambitious, Epic, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing
October 15th, 2016

See it if You're in Santa Barbara and can get tix at ETC

Don't see it if You haven't read the Wikipedia plot summary first.

100
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Masterful
October 15th, 2016

See it if You love broadway musicals.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate spoofs

100
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging
October 7th, 2016

See it if You love Carole King's music, or just music in general

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or are expecting a complex storyline.