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 (174)
75
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Raunchy, Funny, Uneven

See it if Sheree Renee Scott was hysterical. Jason Alexander -- no so much. There were a lot of very funny lines/moments, but somehow it did not

Don't see it if funny. There were also many moments of pathos, which did not seem in character with the comedy. it just did not seem to know what it was.

Also was -- a comedy or a drama with comedic moments. The sets were great a... Read more Read less

80
Hot Mess
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if While the subject matter is slightly difficult -- a man telling his girlfriend that he is bi-sexual -- the one liners keep coming. If you

Don't see it if miss one, there will be a thousand others. It seemed like a stand-up comics telling the audience about their lives by dramatizing.

Also It was less than an hour and could have probably been improved and ext... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Banal, Dated, Insipid, Slow, Unremarkable

See it if You like polite family dramas. Anna Camp was very good. the first act was slow and tedious but the second act was much better.

Don't see it if You can't relate to live in another time or like these kinds of family dramas.

Also I have seen Steven Boyer in other shows and on TV and he is hysterical... Read more Read less

65
Banal, Slow, Raunchy, Insipid, Indulgent

See it if You like family dramas where everyone has secrets. Some things you only find out much later (death of the other son).

Don't see it if You are looking for anything to happen. The actors were mostly good, however, some of them were obnoxious. Their lives were honest.

Also Tedra Millan shined as the girlfriend. Their lives seemed to reflect l... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Intense, Edgy

See it if You like a minimalist production, full of young buff men.

Don't see it if You are expecting the story the movie told.

Also This was a very dystopian, very violent, confusing production. Much of... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky, Great for kids

See it if You like slightly twisted kids-to adult musicals. The oompa loompas were hysterical. It was very sweet.

Don't see it if You want to engage with a dramatic story.

Also I felt somewhat embarassed for Christian Borle. He deserves much bette... Read more Read less

85
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Sad but pointless, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like family dramas that never really get resolved and your focus is on the characters themselves.

Don't see it if You don't like to be kept hanging as to resolution. You want some real action.

Also Lilly Taylor seemed extremely subdued until the very end. Janeane Garo... Read more Read less

30
Underground
Midtown E
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if If you like two-handers with sparse sets where nothing happens -- literally.

Don't see it if I was bored. The characters did not seem to care about each other. I was happy there was no intermission -- it was over faster.

Also Nothing happened, nobody cared. They were not very likeable.

85
Clever, Dated, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like comedies. This was about a con man with no conscience.

Don't see it if This is a dark comedy. Sometimes the action moved very slow. You have to have patience.

Also The sound was not loud enough, You have to listen very carefully. At f... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Confusing, Funny, Intense, Quirky

See it if You like off-beat quirky musical performances. The actors were great.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional musical with humable songs.

Also Let's face it, the story was strange. A woman today making contact via... Read more Read less

65
I Lost You There
West Village
Clever, Confusing, Funny, Intense, Quirky

See it if You like one-person shows where the actors plays many characters.

Don't see it if You want a musical or a light-hearted show.

Also I liked the show but I have seen several shows just like it. Also, it ... Read more Read less

95
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, True broadway

See it if You like musicals, you like the story, you like a good old-fashioned musical

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

Also I went into the show thinking it would be "shlocky". I enjoyed it imme... Read more Read less

70
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Too long

See it if If you like political drama. There are some light moments. The show moved fast.

Don't see it if You don't like political dramas. Yoou are not interested in the PLO-Israeli issue.

Also I found the show interesting. It moved fast, but was way too long. Tha... Read more Read less

85
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Great singing, Quirky, Resonant

See it if You like a wicked mash-up of a great opera.You like shows that turn on a dime from hysterically funny to very political.Mozart

Don't see it if You don't like opera. Otherwise, see it

Also The performers had wonderful voices. They looked like they were in on ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if For Patti LuPone. Both she and Christine Ebersole were teriffic. Two divas at the top of their game.

Don't see it if The story itself was not that interesting. I would have liked more baackground and personal details.

Also Patti LuPone has the meatier role and she truly inhabits it. I loved t... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Ambitious, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You loved the movie. It was hysterical, especially the trick with the bed. Andy Karl was wonderful.

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie, you want Bill Murray or someone just like him. Otherwise, see it.

Also I did not know what to expect. This was an icon movie with an iconic a... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Edgy, Raunchy, Resonant, Great set, Harvey fierstein

See it if Harvey Fierstein, incredible set. I would like to live in that set.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about the life of an aging middle age gay man

Also This was the first show I had seen HF in where he did not play an outr... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You like Kevin Kline. He was incredible. It looked almost as if he was making up the dialog as he was going along.

Don't see it if You don't like parlour comedies or door comedies.

Also I felt the second act was better than the first act. It was funnier an... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Confusing, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a character-driven play where there is conflict, but everyone's llife goes on.

Don't see it if You want some resolution and have your questions answered.

Also I found myself absorbed but had many questions, such as: who was the t... Read more Read less

55
The Present
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Slow, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You are a Cate Blanchett fan. You like Chekov.

Don't see it if Way way too long. it was very talky.Boring. Even Cate's character say "I am bored. I am very bored". You want to see you can relate to.

Also Cate Blanchett was the best part of this show. when she was the center... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Picnic
West Village
Dated, Romantic, Raunchy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You have seen it before and want to compare, you like family dramas with a twist, you want a look into the morals and way of life of the

Don't see it if past. You don't like dramas and are into light entertainment.

Also I thought this was a great production. It benefited from an intimate s... Read more Read less

70
If I Forget
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You like family drama.Everyone has someone in their family who is focused on an issue and irritates everyone else.

Don't see it if You want to see a light comedy or musical.

Also I thought Jeremy Shamos and Kate Walsh were excellent. However, I have... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The Outer Space
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like monologues with music. I was absorbed in the story. Ethan Lipton was great.

Don't see it if You want to see a "play".

Also This was not what I expected. I expected to see an actual play. I was ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Made in China
Midtown E
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You like "adult" puppet shows (Ave Q Hand to God, Golden Girls). The music was great--Bway caliber songs. Beautiful. I could not look away.

Don't see it if You don't want preaching political propaganda mixed in. Otherwise, see this show.

Also I really loved this show. It was one of those shows that just captivat... Read more Read less

80
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Entertaining, Slow, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You like plays where nothing really happens, the cast is excellent.

Don't see it if It gave me a sense of half (the three women friends) of the cast being bullied by the other half. I found the second half moved faster.

Also Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Reasoner were very good.

65
During previews
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Quirky, Funny

See it if This was billed as Dr. Suess for adults and it definitely was. Lesli Margherita was great. Initially, I was annoyed by the rhyming, but

Don't see it if once I got into the rhythm, it was very funny. You probably will not like it if you don't like Dr. Suess. Some of the jokes were very

Also predictable, especially the one aboout how her daughter, who is green,... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Hilarious, Romantic, Clever

See it if This is my 2nd time seeing this show. I saw it in 2006 at NYMF. I loved the show. "Just for You" for literally a show stopper. I managed

Don't see it if to track down a demo version and have it on my phone. I found this version to be equally great. I though the ensemble numbers were the

Also best. SEE THIS SHOW. it could be a companion piece to The Robber Bride... Read more Read less

95
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Beautiful scenery

See it if See it. I was swept up by the beautiful scenery and the romantic love story.

Don't see it if You are looking for answers.

Also I didn't expect to love the show as much as I did. It was a beautiful ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if If you like Michael Moore. I found out things I did not know about him. He is best when he is ranting.

Don't see it if He was preaching to the choir. If you are not a liberal or like him don't go. Also, the show was too long.

Also He could have cut out the "special guest" of the day. the shgow ran ap... Read more Read less

95
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You have ever seen a musical. This was not a revue, it was a re-creation of each of the musicals. It will whet your appetite to see a full

Don't see it if production of these shows. You don't like musicals or you don't like parts of shows.

Also The staging was incredible. The scenery for She Loves Me was great. Fo... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Profound, Relevant

See it if This show was amazingly relevant to what is going on in this country and the world today. If you like "folk music", you will love it.

Don't see it if This was basically a concert, not a play. Otherwise, see it.

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Relevant

See it if Everyone should see it. It seemed particularly relevant, given our current political situation. It was confusing at times.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance for political views other than your own.

75
The End of Longing
West Village
Indulgent, Raunchy, Stiff acting, Uncomfortable, All over the place

See it if If you like Matthew Perry's portrayal of Oscar Madison, racheted up to a pathetic bully. You like stories about disfunctional and desperate

Don't see it if people. If you are looking for Chandler Bing. Matthew Perry need more rehearsal and more stage experience.

Also I liked the show's portrayal of imperfect people. I felt that Matthew ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Dated, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows about family and how a family with very different personalities copes with life and tragedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy.

Also I was moved by the show. The mother and 3 daughters were all very inte... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Romantic

See it if I loved this show. It was absurd and tongue-in-cheek. You had to listen carefully to get all of the references to Elvis. Everyone I saw

Don't see it if loved it also. Don't see it if you want meaningful substance. It was a light-hearted musical.

Also A lot of the people there seemed to be there because it was a Monday n... Read more Read less

90
Dated, Great staging, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like big budget musicals. The actors were teriffic. I am old enough to remember the history and the era.

Don't see it if You want something light hearted.

Also This was the first time I saw the show. I remember all the hype when i... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Cute, Intimate

See it if You like small intimate romantic musicals. I loved it. It was a meet-cute romance. Within 24 hours, this couple met, were engaged, felt

Don't see it if pressure and broke up and then started over. The scenery, although cartoonish, was evocative of the East Village. Don't see it if you

Also don't like works in progress. I felt the writers were influenced by Li... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Slow, Obnoxious extential arguing

See it if You like plays about siblings arguing about events that lead absolutely nowhere. I thought both Tony Shaloub and Danny Devito were excellent

Don't see it if If you don't like arguing and family dramas that lead nowhere, just leave you exhausted.

95
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are Jewish, you are not Jewish. If you want to know about forgotten history. It was very relevant to our society today.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing how prudish and and anti-everything our country has been in the past. You want to see a comedy or musical.

Also This was a play about a play about Jewish life in Warsaw. It was very ... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if If you like British farce and slapstick comedy. The cast clowns it up with a wink and a nod to the audience.

Don't see it if If British comedy style is not to your taste. I had no idea what was actually going on.

Also This was really my first venture into that particularly British style ... Read more Read less

85
Dated, Quirky, Romantic, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if I felt it was true to the movie. Some minor things were changed, probably due to staging, but I felt it was true to the coming-of-age story

Don't see it if Most of the songs were mediocre and not memorable. More of the music should have been 60's style.

Also I watched the movie a few hours before the show and was surprised at h... Read more Read less

75
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if This was a coming-of-age story about 2 teenage girls that starts as a giggly comedy but quickly veers off into drama and then tragedy.

Don't see it if It shows the parallel lives of two friends and how their lives went off in different directions. It bothered me that we got no background

Also at all about "Jenny's" life and family. It also made me angry that "Jo... Read more Read less

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting, Must see

See it if You like Glen Close. She was a real diva to match her role. Spectacular. You like ALW.

Don't see it if You don't like ALW. But you should see it. Shows like this don't come around very often.

Also I had mixed feelings. Glen Close was spectacular. She was "ready for h... Read more Read less

90
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You are a NYer. We can all relate. to the struggle with loneliness and wanting someone in our lives who loves us and cares about us.

Don't see it if You are a tourist looking for a musical. Otherwise, see it.

Also I saw this show off-broadway and it seemed funnier now. The audience w... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like long-form stand-up, one person shows

Don't see it if You are not into diverse life experiences or stand-up where you actually have to pay attention

Also This was a fascinating lesson in the creation of how Latinos came to b... Read more Read less

55
Cliched, Edgy, Confusing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if This was another picture of a distopian post-apocalyptic near future.

Don't see it if It was confusing as to who all these people were and how they came to their power or lack thereof.

Also I found my likes and dislikes of the characters shifted throughout the... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You have ever been in a position of being sidelined because of being a woman or because you were of a "certain age".

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment.

Also I found myself relating to this woman's life. It was a great character... Read more Read less

65
During previews
The Penitent
Chelsea
Banal, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like David Mamet.

Don't see it if You don't want to work at figuring out what is going on.

Also The characters all seemed to be antagonistic to each other. It was onl... Read more Read less

50
The Mikado
Upper E Side
Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You have never seen The Mikado.

Don't see it if If you like The Mikado. I LOVE THE MIKADO. However, I will never see this production again after this year.

Also There is no much to say. This was a new production dealing with compla... Read more Read less

55
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if If you remember the days of vaudeville.

Don't see it if If you expect to see a magic show that makes sense

Also Most of the "sketches" did not make any sense to me. There seemed to b... Read more Read less