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)
60
Confusing, Great acting, Intense, Overrated, Romantic

See it if If you like historical costume dramas with sexual hyjinks

Don't see it if Want light entertainment. There were some laughs but it seemed to be more sarcastic than funny.

Also The performance of the entire cast were superb. You really felt caught... Read more Read less

50
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Banal, Insipid, Intense, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You like Nia Vardalos. It was boring and seemed to go on forever even though it was only 90 minutes.

Don't see it if If you like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding". You will be disappointed.

75
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Quirky

See it if The first act was somewhat of a slapstick farce. Very funny. Then the second act seemed to be an entirely different play. more of a heavy

Don't see it if drama. If you like farce you will enjoy Act 1, but Act 2 is a downer. All in all I liked it, but I felt the second act changed the mood.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You remember or have always wanted to see old time vaudeville.

Don't see it if You can't take an evening of corny jokes and groans. You are looking for a "Big Broadway Show".

Also I thought it was corny but it gave me a glimpse of what vaudeville was... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Must see, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like Sutton Foster. She was luminous. The staging of "Hey Big Spender" was great. It brought back the mood of the 60's. Just see it.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of 60's musicals. I don't knkow anyone that would not enjoy this show.

Also The stage was spare but the show made the most of movable sets. The ca... Read more Read less

70
Plenty
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like Rachel Weisz. She was great.

Don't see it if Not much to really like.

Also I was bored. It was a very dry story that had no relevance to me. Rach... Read more Read less

15
During previews
The Portal
West Village
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like pretentious, way too long, multi-media performance pieces with little story and basically incoherent.

Don't see it if See above. At least 10 people walked out (an that was just the first four rows. The just kept waiting for it to end, but even that went on

Also Do not waste your time or money.

85
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You like an absorbing story of how people love and get though life. Many funny moments. Takes you back to a time when AIDS was unfolding.

Don't see it if You are not tolerant of other lifestyles than your own. If you like a story with dialog.

Also This was a sung-thru musical. There was no dialog. It made be both nos... Read more Read less

85
One Funny Mother
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You are a mother or had a mother. It is a universal experience. You want to validate your experiences in life.

Don't see it if If you are a man and don't like talky women's shows. If you are Donald Trump.

Also I liked this show a lot. While I don't have children myself, I had a m... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Fun

See it if You want to spend a couple of hours just having fun in a group situation and being part of the show. Take a risk, it will pay off.

Don't see it if If you only want your theater traditional.

Also I was a little out of my confort zone here -- a part of town I don't g... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Ambitious, Profound

See it if You lived through it 60's/70's, you have matured but still miss that time in your life. It was a dramedy, serious but funny.

Don't see it if If you are younger and you hear your parents/grandparents stuck in the past and you are just tired of it.

Also It took me back to when life was "free". I had mixed feelings when the... Read more Read less

40
The Encounter
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Intense

See it if This was not a how that you could say "See it if ..." or "Don't see it if ...". The concept was good. Provide the audience with headphones

Don't see it if and use sound effects to take them on a journey through the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. However, the show "conceived, directed & performed

Also by Simon McBurney" essentially provided us with a one man radio show. ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like shows with wonderful old show tunes. I though Bryce Pinkham was great and the dancing was fun. It was a fabulous show.

Don't see it if You want something new original and edgy. If you have to say: who is Irving berlin you probably won't like it.

97
During previews
Chokehold
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy, Riveting

See it if You like intense drama. It could have been set in todays world. I was totally absorbed.

Don't see it if If you like light theater. If you like things to be wrapped up nicely.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if It was a great revue. The impressions did not always hit the mark but the actors conveyed a sense of personalities. It moved quickly. I

Don't see it if had no time to get bored. Don't see it if you don't like political satire.

65
During previews
Bears in Space
Midtown E
Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Clever, Funny

See it if I thought overall it was a cute show. It seemed like a cross between Mikey and Judy Put on a Show and Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was

Don't see it if charming. Howver, I felt it needed color. The puppets were beige and clothing was beige. Needed color.

76
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Intense, Absorbing

See it if I had never seem it before. It was not what I expeected. I loved the show and of course the music.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical with lots of dialog.

75
Paramour
Midtown W
Dizzying, Original, Riveting, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You like Cirque du Soleil, the dizzying heights and acrobatics. There was actually a romatic story, but slight.

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical. You want a story with meat.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if A new way to look at history in our current language. Diverse. If you want to be taken on a journey. It was Incredible. The Lin-Manuel and

Don't see it if Daveed brought a new level to Bway. You want a traditional Bway musical, this is not it.

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if The kids were great. I smiled all the way through. I especially liked Snoopy and Linus. There were some excellent prouction numbers. There

Don't see it if parts that were a little like the old Laugh-In, very short skits and comments. They did not reinvent the wheel, but rather made it run bett

80
Exquisite, Intense, Must see, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if I finally saw this after many years. It was enchanting and beautiful. I never expected to like it.

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

30
During previews
Incognito
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if Obnoxious, combative, uncomfortable. Each actor played 4 chars. It seemed the chars were always in conflict. Either one was yelling or was

Don't see it if accusatory and was pulling words out of the other. 2 stories. One re a man who lost his memory and the other re a man who stole Einstein's b

75
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Intense, Clever

See it if Not really a fan of JTF but he was "fully committed" to this show. In many places it could be manic. He did a great job with all the

Don't see it if different personalities, esp "Chef". I loved at the end when he stood up for himself and told everyone off.

60
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense

See it if This was a heavy drama re a man who molested a 12 year old girl and she came to confront him. The power seemed to shift back and forth. It

Don't see it if was somewhat obnoxious. They seemed to blame each other, but at the end you still did not know what she wanted from him. Great performance

80
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Original

See it if I liked it. It followed the book. The music was industrial euro. It was absorbing.

Don't see it if I still have no idea whether it was real or all just a fantasy.

65
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Funny, Pretentious, Strange

See it if You like slice of life dramedy. There were parts that were funny and parts that were sad. Nobody seemed to have any real emotion, except

Don't see it if "Pete" who was obsessed witht he marriage of the son of one of the couples. THIS SHOW WAS WAY TOO LONG, 3 hours and 2 intermissions.

95
Cagney
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Cagney, like old gangster films, want to find out more about Cagney, great performances.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, don't want to be entertained. SEE THIS.

Also This was a great show. Robert Creighton was amazing. There were memora... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Romantic, Funny

See it if You liked the movie, you like tear jerkers. I thouoght Molly Ringwald was great in the Shirley McLaine role and Jeb Brown was great in the

Don't see it if Jack Nicholson role. The play was more about them than the daughter. I saw many people with tissues crying.

Also Other than the 2 main roles, the other characters were not fleshed out... Read more Read less

90
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You like acapella, you are fascinated by the lives of other New Yorkers. upu are a New Yorker.

Don't see it if You don't like acapella.

Also I saw this show at Primary Stages off broadway in 2010. I did not real... Read more Read less

50
Shades
West Village
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Excruciating, Obnoxious

See it if If you feel there is still more to say about how the country viewed Vietnam and you just can't let it go. It is sad that these people still

Don't see it if are so angry. You think we need to move on. We have more important things to worry about.

90
Vietgone
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Romantic, Raunchy

See it if You remember the Airlift and want to know more about those people and what happened to them. You like a quirky romance.

Don't see it if You are a prude. You want to see the Vietnamese people as not quite like us.

Also This was another in a long list of shows that I went to see because th... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like stand-up. You or someone you know suffers from depression. You want to see stand-up in a non-drinking atmosphere.

Don't see it if You have no empathy. If you believe that all a person needs to do is "snap out of it".

Also I foudn myself absorbed in his story. At one point he told an anecdote... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a story with twists, like theater in an intimate setting. The actors were great.

Don't see it if You can't deal with the lies involved in on-line dating.

Also I liked it more than I thought. The story was absorbing and the actors... Read more Read less

45
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like Mary Louise Parker. She is always a delight.

Don't see it if You want an actual play. A snore.

Also This "play" was simply two people on a bare stage with a couple of cha... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like edgy monologues with one person playing many parts. Sarah Jones was incrredible.

Don't see it if If you don't like that.

85
For a previous production
Stuffed
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You are a woman with food and body issues. This is a women's show. Be part of the conversation.

Don't see it if You are sexist or dismissive of woemn's issues. Your head spins when women talk.

Also Before seeing this show I thought Lisa Lampanelli was mean and obnoxio... Read more Read less

90
Fiorello!
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if I love Bock and Harnick. I walked away thinking "Little Tin Box". It brought history alive. The acting was superb. It seems that nothing

Don't see it if has changed in politics. If you are not itnerested in history or political stories don't see it.

100
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original, Must see

See it if I loved this show. I got all the references. It was played very straight and allowed the puppets to make it even more hysterical. GO AND

Don't see it if SEE IT. Don't see it if you don't like puppets skewering your favorite show, although I find that difficult to believe.

75
During previews
The Roads To Home
West Village
Dated, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Banal

See it if You like period pieces. It harkened back to a different time in our society. The actors were great.

Don't see it if If was somewhat slow moving. I was surprised that the second act was all about Annie but it was more itneresting than the 1st act.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if These two women had great voices. what power. The story itself was a little confusing. I did not realize until the end that it took

Don't see it if place over many years. I have always love gospel music and historical stories.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if I had seen part of it in Bryant Park and wanted to see the whole show. It was hysterical. I loved that we were offered a glass of

Don't see it if champaigne before the show. Don't see it if you don't like drag.

95
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant

See it if I saw it a month after I saw Hamilton. It was hysterical. It did not so much spoof the show itself as much as the people in the show.

Don't see it if If you have not seen Hamilton it might not make a lot of sense, but it spoofed at least 25 shows.

90
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Original

See it if Hilarious! In only the way that Sean Hayes could do. He was wonderful. I laughed constantly. I loved it.

Don't see it if If you are hard-core religious, you would think it was blasphemous.

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if It ran at leasst an hour too long at 3:45. Nothing happened. Jessica Lange chewed the scenery, but came off spacy. Everybody was always

Don't see it if yelling and demeaning everyone else and then apologizing and doing it all again. Self-absored and mostly obnoxious. I felt a hostage.

75
The Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Slow

See it if The first act was a snooze. The second act was much more exciting. I found myelf hating the judge and his hentchmen. I understand that it

Don't see it if was a metaphor for the McCarthy Era. But everyone would up beign accused unless they confessed.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if It was an absorbing play. I found myself lost in the story. I saw it with benjamin Wheelright and he was incredible.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment or you don't want to pay attention.

36
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Insipid

See it if It was very confusing. There was no back story as to WHY!! Tim Daly was great. He played it very understated and showed his humanity.

Don't see it if Especially when his wife killed herself and the baby.

95
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if It was great. The music was old-timey. The love stories were heart warming. There was a twist where the two stories merged. And the

Don't see it if second act opened with Steve Martin playing a tune with the band. It shwoed humanity at its worst and its best.

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if I was amazed. I did not expect to like it. Alex Brightman was amazing. If you are a fan of the movie, you will love it. "Stick It To the

Don't see it if Man" was a real anthem. The kids were exception. By the end of the show I knew all their names. However, some of the show dragged a littl

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if I loved it. It lived up to the hype. A new take on the classic. It was epic.

Don't see it if If you are tired of the story. It is NOT the Wizard of Oz or The Wiz.