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 (207)
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

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

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.

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