Gayle P 6160

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (61)
67
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Colin Quinn.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows, or political humour.

Also As a long time fan, I have to say that I was a little disappointed. I ... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of any of the principle actors. It's very thought provoking & timely.

Don't see it if you are not open to seeing more than your own point of view.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like light hearted, clever entertainment.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of comedies, or one man shows.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You have nothing else to do & the tickets are free.

Don't see it if You like good stories with quality writing, because this show doesn't have that.

Also I will say, that despite the writing, I enjoyed some of the actors. I ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if You want something entertaining, but not too heavy, with a focus on gay couples.

Don't see it if You are turned off by gay subject matter, or looking for something flashy or deep.

82
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of any of the actors, or you enjoy Kenneth Lonergans writing.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dramas that explore moral & ethical dilemmas.

70
Ambitious, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Joshua Jackson. He never leaves the stage.

Don't see it if You know the story & loved the movie. It's hard not to think about Marlee Matlin's Oscar winning performance.

78
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Very long

See it if You like psychological dramas & appreciate a star studded cast.

Don't see it if You want something light & fluffy. This show is very, very long.

Also I was lucky enough to be seated on the stage with the cast & looking o... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Mediocre

See it if You are a fan of House of Cards, Uma Thurman, or Josh Lucas.

Don't see it if You don't care for political dramas.

Also Great cast.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if Like myself, you are a long time fan & have seen all of his one man shows. Or, you want to brush up on your Latin history.

Don't see it if You have no interest in learning what other cultures have contributed to this country, or if you have strong neg. feelings re: immigration.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Lisa Lampanelli, or enjoy all female casts.

Don't see it if You don't care about "women's issues", or you have no sense of humor.

Also I enjoy Lisa's stand-up shows more than I enjoyed this, but I still li... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are interested in seeing a show that takes place in the 70s/80s. This is a revival of one of Harvey Fierstein's early plays.

Don't see it if you don't like gay-themed plays, or revivals.

Also I saw this play in the early 80s & loved it. I couldn't help but hear ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Depressing

See it if you like good writing & good acting, all female cast.

Don't see it if stories about sick children bother you.

Also I have become a fan of Carrie Coon after watching the latest installme... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Nostalgic

See it if You like family dramas & period pieces.

Don't see it if You don't care to remember what it was like to grow up in the 50's.

72
Funny, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Mathew Perry & are curious about his writing skills.

Don't see it if You have a sensitivity to subjects dealing with addiction.

78
Lou
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow, Interesting

See it if You like period plays based on real people-especially little known, significant ones.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing shows in very small places with limited resources. They did, however make very good use of the limited props they had.

Also I googled Lou (Andreas-Salome) during intermission to find out more ab... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Interesting

See it if You are a fan of Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia), & if you like dark comedies.

Don't see it if You are very sensitive to issues dealing with drinking, debt, or grieving.

Also Talented cast, dealing with real issues that many people face every da... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like short, one person shows, in a small theater.

Don't see it if You're not interested in stories about a young man spending time with his dying grandfather.

Also Nice story told very lovingly.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to sit back & just enjoy a light-hearted musical without having to think about anything else. Surprisingly good.

Don't see it if you are a cranky curmudgeon & nothing makes you smile. Actually, that's why you should see it!

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great dancing, Impressive

See it if you are a fan of James Cagney, and/or enjoy some good tap dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like Off-Broadway productions, or musicals.

Also I thought the ensemble was incredibly talented & did an amazing job, e... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Heavy, Serious

See it if you are a fan of Inge's writing, appreciate good story telling & can be open to understanding what life was like in the 1950's.

Don't see it if you don't like nostalgic stories, or might be sensitive to issues dealing with alcoholism.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing, Nostalgic

See it if you enjoy Inge's writing. If you're of a certain age, you'll love the nostalgia of it.

Don't see it if you don't think you can relate to/ or understand the thinking of the times (mid-50s)

85
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you like to see shows that take you in a direction that you don't expect.

Don't see it if you have no interest in discussions about race or class, or you are not interested in a point of view different than your own (possibly)

66
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Pointless

See it if you're adventurous & open minded enough to see all kinds of things.

Don't see it if you're looking for a well-written, thought-out story, that actually makes sense.

Also I did think the female lead was quite good, despite the material.

48
Confusing, Excruciating, Slow, Boring

See it if you are a super fan of Cate Blanchett & must see everything she does, have nothing better to do for 3 hours & you get a free ticket.

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

82
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like Kenneth Lonergan's writing, which I do. Been a fan for years. Bonus: Elaine May.

Don't see it if watching someone you love slip away, hits too close to home.

77
Ambitious, Good costumes

See it if obviously-you are a Cher fan. And, you love glitzy costumes.

Don't see it if You don't care for Cher's music, or if you don't like biographical shows.

85
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Good story telling

See it if You like one man shows in an intimate room. If you are open to good story telling, no matter how big, or small, you will appreciate this .

Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents, or need to have all the bells & whistles of a big show.

Also Shane O'Regan was terrific. I was immersed in the story, eagerly await... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You appreciate great writing, with a great actor, telling an intense story.

Don't see it if If you don't like on person shows,

82
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You like shows in small intimate theaters & are looking for something a little different.

Don't see it if You aren't open to stories about homosexual men.

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Quirky

See it if You appreciate good story telling, no matter how big or small the venue. And, if you're open to stories with an autistic character .

Don't see it if If you like big, flashy shows, or are sensitive in some way to autistic children being represented on the stage.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy a wide variety of theatrical experiences, inc. shows with only one performer. Certainly see it if you are a fan of Billy Crudup.

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see it, unless you really hate one man shows & only enjoy big, flashy spectacles .

Also I thought this show was fantastic. You really had no idea where it was... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Intense, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues, or one woman shows about serious topics.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light & fluffy.

Also The audience has the opportunity to come up on stage after the show & ... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are open to all sorts of theater. It's weird, but interesting.

Don't see it if You have no imagination.

68
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like very short one man shows.

Don't see it if You have seen other great one man shows. You will be disappointed by this one.

Also I thought the premise of this show sounded interesting, which is why I... Read more Read less

69
Slow, Thought-provoking, Depressing

See it if You are a fan of Elizabeth Mc Govern, or like you like period pieces.

Don't see it if You don't like long, slow, depressing plays.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be inspired to be more politically active.

Don't see it if You are a Trump supporter.

85
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Emotional

See it if You are curious to know how most of the rest of the country feels about subjects that we, here in NYC, are more tolerant & open minded about

Don't see it if You are homophobic, or deeply involved in organized religion.

Also This show did its job. I was angry, sad, emotional & feisty. I am not ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Missing something

See it if You are a fan of any of the principle actors.

Don't see it if You saw & liked the movie. You'll be disappointed.

Also I wanted to see this because of the cast. It was early in previews whe... Read more Read less

68
Slow, Boring

See it if You like plays based on real life events & an interest in early Yiddish theater.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fun & upbeat.

Also Although this show was not my "cup of tea", as they say, I do understa... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you like to see things beyond your own imagination. It was a very interesting, fresh take on trying to rise above your struggles.

Don't see it if you don't like the electric violin, or you're not open enough for a little bit of fantasy.

Also It definitely made me want to learn more about Ernest Shackleton!

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are concerned about the frightening possible outcomes of our current administration's policies.

Don't see it if If you are a Trump supporter, who is not open minded enough to question some of his decisions.

Also I came to see this show strictly based on Robert Schennkan's previous ... Read more Read less

77
Boring, Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in the peace process between Palestine & Israel.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the above mentioned.

Also I have a great appreciation for the writing & the great acting, howeve... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You are an Arthur Miller fan, or a fan of any one of the cast, & like straight plays.

Don't see it if you are looking for some upbeat entertainment.

Also I had an extremely difficult time understanding Mark Ruffalo. He is on... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy watching seasoned actors at their best. I really wanted to see Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon on stage together.

Don't see it if You are such a fan of the movie that you can't imagine anyone else but Bette Davis in the lead.

Also It's interesting to me that the 2 female leads switch roles. I would s... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are open to all kinds of story telling & like seeing the world from another's point of view.

Don't see it if you're looking for a happy, upbeat, warm & fuzzy kind of show- although there are some very tender moments.

75
During previews
Confusing, Quirky, Good acting, Funny-ish

See it if you are a big fan of Marisa Tomei, Lena Hall or Robin Weigert.

Don't see it if you like shows with a clear cut path.

Also Show became increasingly confusing. I didn't really get what it was tr... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Good writing

See it if you like interesting writing,small theaters, and being very close to the action.

Don't see it if you're used to big Broadway shows, with all the bells & whistles.

Also I don't know much about chess, but found it very interesting, nonethel... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like family dramas.

Don't see it if you don't like long, involved plots, or can't relate to Jewish customs & history.

79
During previews
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Uplifting, Sad

See it if you like uplifting stories about people pitching in to help out in a crisis.

Don't see it if the wounds of 9/11 are easily opened. It quickly brought me back to that day & the sadness of it.