Irene 6083

Manhattan | 65+ | Female
About:  I work as an usher for Nederlander and have always loved going to the theatre. I do not have much of a social media presence. I use twitter to enter Broadway lotteries.
Reviews (197)
95
Riveting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you remember John Belushi, if you are a "Boomer", if you want to see how he became who he was.

Don't see it if You are a millennial or a Gen Z. You probably have no idea who he was and if you do, it is because you parents and (horrors) grandparents d

Also I loved this show. Yes, it is a little rough around the edges. Jack Zu... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You are a Tina Turner fan. You see her story as the triumph of a woman forging her own path.

Don't see it if You don't like Tina's music,

Also This was a high energy musical. Adrienne Warren inhabits the spirit of... Read more Read less

90
Romantic, Intense, Intelligent, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like old Greek stories and young love.

Don't see it if You only want to see drama.

Also I found the show to be absorbing, funny and sad all at the same time. ... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie, you like the angst of teenage growing up.

Don't see it if You are not into the "drama" of teenagers, who in a few years will look back and be horrified and their behavior.

Also I watched the movie the afternoon before seeing the show. it basically... Read more Read less

45
Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if You like experimental theatre whose only goal is to shock you and upset you.

Don't see it if I would not recommend seeing it.

Also First of all, Slave Play was way too long without an intermission. It ... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like improv esp. Whose Line.

Don't see it if You don't like improv or like fast moving and political rap.

Also The night I went Wayne Brady was in the show. This had a little harder... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like adult comedies/dramadies. Much of it was very funny.

Don't see it if Not for kids/younger audiences.

Also This show was a lot like August: Osage County. In fact, most of the ca... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Hilarious, Edgy, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You liked the movie. If you like shows that are a mash-up with Shakespeare thrown in.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it. Not a family show.

Also Unfortunately, I had never seen the movie. It started out slow but qui... Read more Read less

65
Make Believe
Midtown W
Self-absorbed, Slow, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Raunchy

See it if You like a show that shows you how the past can shape the future.

Don't see it if You come from a dysfunctional family and went through obnoxious games with siblings.

Also I foudn the first half (with the children) to have a "Lord of the Flie... Read more Read less

65
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great acting, Sparse, Intense, Edgy, Confusing

See it if You like Harold Pinter. You like shows that don't have much action, all verbal.

Don't see it if You don't like Harold Pinter or shows that you have to pay attnetion to every word.

Also The set was very sparse. There was no real action or or physical movem... Read more Read less

95
Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You liked the movie, if you like off-the-wall humor, something totally outrageous

Don't see it if If you can't suspend belief for 2 hours, if you didn't like the movie

Also I didn't expect to like this show. I didn't think anyone could play th... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Masterful, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You love the album and the songs. I knew more of the songs than I thought.

Don't see it if Make no mistake, this show is LOUD. If you are not at least familiar with the album, you probably won't like the show.

Also The performers were intense. Lena Hall as Raven's mother was amazing. ... Read more Read less

75
All My Sons
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Intense, Great acting, Dated

See it if See it if you like family dramas and shifting dynamics.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are not into heavy family dramas.

Also I thought Annette Benning and Tracy Letts were great. The show itself ... Read more Read less

85
Intense, Romantic, Must see, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a different take on this classic show. This was much darker than the show I remember.

Don't see it if You only like a classic take on this show. This was a very sparse set. It was also very long (about 3 hours).

Also I loved the show and those classic songs. It really worked with a smal... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Dated, Enchanting

See it if See it for those songs.

Don't see it if Everyone should see a classic musical such as this at least once.

Also Danny Burstein was fabulous, especially with "With a Little Bit of Luc... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Dizzying, Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like lightning paced intelligent comedy.

Don't see it if If you don't like political comedy that makes you loo at yourself.

Also I have seen all of Colin Quinn's shows. They are intelligent and thoug... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if The leads were very strong. They all played their roles perfectly. Cherry Jones was the weary editor, Bobby Canavale was the somewhat

Don't see it if arrogant and Daniel Radcliff touched the idealism of youth. At times it was hysterical.

Also I liked that Daniel Radcliff did not have to use an American accent. I... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Raunchy, Must see

See it if This is a must see for SATC fans. Not only did she go through all the seasons, but she "broke the fourth wall".

Don't see it if You did not watch the show. It would make no sense to you.

Also I look forward to seeing what Kerry Ipema does next. I would definitel... Read more Read less

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if I enjoyed the show. Many of the scenes and some of the songs were absolutely hilarious, especially the scene at the Orthodox Jewish wedding

Don't see it if and the singer at the diner was doing his "big" number and having a meltdown. The cast was very very enthusiastic.

Also At some point the whole show became very cartoonish. Marylu Henner loo... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if If you like the Go-Go's music and big production numbers.

Don't see it if If you can't get past a stupid story.

Also I thought the book and story were stupid. They should have brought it ... Read more Read less

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Edgy, Great singing, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You like Katherine McPhee and/or the movie.

Don't see it if You want a "happy" musical and cannot take scenes of domestic strife/violence.

Also There were several strong musical numbers, but a lot of the songs were... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Epic, Intense, Profound

See it if I thought Condola Rashad was luminous. You could not help but watch her.

Don't see it if You cannot sit through a slow-moving play that seems very talky.

Also The second act was better than the first. The first act seemed somewha... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if This was a solo puppet show. It got the audience involved and some of the show was based on the audience that day. It was hilarious.

Don't see it if This was not a show for kids. It was strictly for adults.

Also Go see it. I did notice that the Australian accent seemed to slip in a... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Great acting, Indulgent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see life through a deaf person. You want to see their challenges and the way they were treated in the past.

Don't see it if You are looking for a comedy. It is not. Very little action, very talky.

Also I found the sub-titles distracting. I wish a different character could... Read more Read less

100
Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to see how a small lie can mushroom out of control. It was a fabulous show.

Don't see it if If you are not into teen angst.

Also The story kept my interest all the way through. There were 2 big numbe... Read more Read less

70
Boring, Disappointing, Raunchy, Intense, Confusing

See it if You like 2 hander plays. You like Mary Louise Parker.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play where something actually happens.

Also This was another play where there was no action. Mary Louise Parker se... Read more Read less

95
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You liked the movie, you like musical theater. It makes a wonderful night at the theater.

Don't see it if You only like heavy, intense dramas.

Also Santino Fontana and Julie Halston were terrific. It was a lot funnier ... Read more Read less

95
Raunchy, Intelligent, Hilarious, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You have seen and liked any of the previous incarnations, you have seen many Broadway shows and want to see them skewered.

Don't see it if You have not seen many shows. You will not get the jokes or you only want to see serious drama.

Also This edition was definitely up to par with previous versions. I have t... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Edgy

See it if You have seen it before and want to see a different take, if you like the music, if you have never seen it before.

Don't see it if This is a classic musical. Everyone should see it.

Also This Fiddler was much darker than ones I have seen in the past. Howeve... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Profound, Epic, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You like British dramas, even if they make sense only to the British.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you have trouble relating to British shows.

Also I found this show very confusing. Was she dead; was he dead; were they... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You remember Bella, when being a feminist was for women's rights, all women. See it if you like Harvey.

Don't see it if You have no idea about women's struggles to be heard or have no idea who Bella was.

Also Harvey Feirstein transformed himself into Bella Abzug and drew us in w... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Good for kids, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if If you liked the movie or you want a show you can safely take the kids to.

Don't see it if You are an adult. It will bore you.

Also There were a lot of kids there and they were very enthusiastic and bou... Read more Read less

95
Quirky, Riveting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like an illusionist who can truly pull the wool over your eyes.

Don't see it if If you are skeptical of magic and illusion.

Also I loved this show. I kept thinking "how did he do that" after each tri... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You read the book. You like Jeff Daniels. You are interested in the historical nature of the time in which it took place.

Don't see it if You are not into heavy drama. You don't want to be remind ed of the time when segregation and discrimination were rampant.

Also I bought a rush ticket. The seat was the last row in the balcony. The ... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Great music, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like the Temptations and their music. You are interested in their story(ies).

Don't see it if Not reason not to see it. A feel good musical.

Also This shows was filled with the music of my coming of age in the '60's.... Read more Read less

75
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a cast of young enthusiastic performers who I am sure are just starting their careers in theater.

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

Also I love sci-fi musicals. This was somewhat of a sci-fi. The music did n... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Raunchy, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if You would have liked it if yuou always wondered what it would have been like to be a fly on the wall in conversations between Hillary and BI

Don't see it if You probably would not have like it if you don't care for or about wither of them

Also I was initially skeptical about Laurie Metcalf and esp. John Lithgow i... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Quirky, Intense, Edgy, Clever

See it if You like Nathan Lane. Above all, he is Nathan Lane. You wonder about what happens AFTER a Shakespeare play.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist. You cna't take an American cast doing British accents

Also Nathan Lane was perfect with his rubbery face. Julie White was terrifi... Read more Read less

95
Women Behind Bars
West Village
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if If you like old '50s Women in Prison movies/plays/TV shows. This is High Camp.

Don't see it if If you are adverse to bad language and acts.

Also I loved this show. I originally saw it in the '70s (with Divine) and i... Read more Read less

75
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Intense, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if See it if you are a fan of the various King Kong movies.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are not a fan.

Also The beginning was slow and confusing. It was not until they landed at ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if If you want to see a legend tackle the role of a lifetime.

Don't see it if If shows about the decline of old age make you uncomfortable.

Also I loved this show. Elaine May was fantastic. I am so happy I got to se... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if I loved this show. I is great to see someone look at their problems and laugh at themselves. I was riveted. It was mainly about his

Don't see it if feelings about having a child but so much more. Don't see it if you are not able to deal with a person coming to grips with learning to

Also compromise and even give in and finding it was the best thing

65
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Overrated, Difficult to understand, Intense, Raunchy

See it if See it if you are familiar with British humour and can understand heavy regional British accents. I guess it was supposed to be a comedy.

Don't see it if If Americanized it would have been a black comedy.

Also I found it almost impossible to get past the accents. They were so hea... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Intelligent, Romantic, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if This was a totally different show than the one I saw in 2011 with Harry Connick and Jesse Mueller. The name of the show was the same and 2

Don't see it if of the characters had the same name and some of the songs were the same (but in different order). I liked this in a more intimate theater.

Also See it if you want to see the original show as conceived by Burton Lan... Read more Read less

100
Wow, Great staging, Masterful, Great dancing, Great acting

See it if This is a "golden age" musical. Many of the songs are familiar -- June is Busting Out All Over, If I Loved You, You'll Never Walk Alone.

Don't see it if Everything about this show was perfect. There is some domestic violence. The leads were all great. The dancing was just right. GO SEE IT.

Also Back in Jan I saw Jericho at the Wild Project, which was based on the ... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great songs

See it if You liked Donna Summer's music and want to learn a little more about her.

Don't see it if You are not into disco music or music of the 70's.

Also I liked this show more than I thought I would. The use of three Donna'... Read more Read less

80
Travesties
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Raunchy, Masterful

See it if See it if you like Tom Stoppard and/or British "comedy". I find some of his work too out there.

Don't see it if You are not prepared to pay close attention.

Also It had elements of "Groundhog Day". They kept restarting some the scen... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you are familiar with the books and/or movies. You are prepared to see a grown-up Harry Potter.

Don't see it if you are not at least somewhat familiar with the story. You can't take the idea of a Harry Potter who is like your parents.

Also I was happy I spent the previous week watching all the movies. This wa... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Hilarious, Camp, Great staging, Silly

See it if You like old 50's Sci-Fi movies, especially when turned into utterly ridiculous musicals. I see as many of these as I can.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy being silly and suspending your reality for a couple of hours. See it.

Also I loved the show. The author was sitting in my row and was happy with ... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Indulgent, Boring

See it if You must see 70s/80s rock mashed up with classical music. The classical selections were much better than the rock songs.

Don't see it if Each song went on way way too long. A lot of people left at intermission. I didn't know it was an intermission until I got to the door.

Also SKIP IT.