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 (201)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

During previews
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You like Rogers and Hammerstein and traditional Bway musicals. Let it carry you away. It had an overture, which is missing in newer shows.

Don't see it if You like edgy modern shows.

Clever, Enchanting, Dizzying, Intelligent, Original

See it if Kids all loved it, especially those under 6. Good family show.

Don't see it if As an adult I was bored after 15 minutes. All the kids seemed to love it.

East Village
Disappointing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like noise. For 80-90 minutes.

Don't see it if See above about noise. I left with a headache. I had heard some much about this show.

Shear Madness
Midtown W
Delightful, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if This is a hysterical and fast paced comedy. Just keeps coming at you.

Don't see it if You like drama. Sometimes it can be cornpone.

Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you like old vaudeville or corny jokes, but very fully funny.

Don't see it if You don't like clown shows.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Raunchy, Original

See it if Like stories of winning through adversity. Even the misfits are winners.

Don't see it if You are not open minded.

Midtown W
Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if This is the only ticket you can get for a Broadway show.

Don't see it if You are a huge O'Neill fan. I personalluy found it boring. I could not even fall asleep. It seemed to go on forever.

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if You like big splashy musicals the Bob Fosse staging.

Don't see it if There isn't anyone who would not like this show.

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Original

See it if You want to laugh and cry and the same time. If you find it easier to relate to the message through puppets. A feel-good show.

Don't see it if You have a stick up your butt.

Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Resonant, Masterful

See it if You are a Boomer, love 60's-70's music and want to know the story behind the woman.

Don't see it if You don't like this kind of music.

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You are prepared to be dazzled. It is true, there is nothing like it.

Don't see it if I don't know anyone who would not like it.

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.

During previews
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

During previews
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

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.

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

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.

Trip of Love
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You like 60's music. There was a lot of dancing (a lot).

Don't see it if There was no real show. Just music (and not even the best of the 60's) and dancing, dancing.

The Humans
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Intense

See it if Intense family drama. About family issues and exclusion.

Don't see it if It got great reviews. I was bored.

The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Insipid

See it if You like a dated romantic show. I found it highly overrated. Some very good songs.

Don't see it if Highly highly overrated.

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Hilarious, Must see, Original, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You like something different. The jokes come at you fast and furious. If you miss one there will be another in 10 seconds. Hysterical.

Don't see it if No one should not like this show. It has music, dancing and Broadway insider jokes. Christian Borle as Shakespeare is A+.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You like Gloria Estefan music, a latin beat and dancing. A romantic story. Gets you moving.

Don't see it if This is not you kind of music.

Midtown W
Edgy, Quirky, Original, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like an original show where good triumps evil. Great staging.

Don't see it if You don't like a cartoonish set. I don't know who would not like it.

For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Epic

See it if You are a Boomer, love 60's music.The first time I saw it I cried and the hair on my arms stood up.It took me back to when I was in high sch

Don't see it if If you consider 60's music lame or you think it is your grandparent's music.

Ambitious, Confusing, Epic, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You have not exhausted all versions of this story. The acting, singing, dancing are great.

Don't see it if You have seen it all before.

Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You like mime and Mummenschanz. They make you laugh without uttering a word. Great show for foreign tourists.

Don't see it if You are looking for a story and drama.

Ambitious, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like dancing - ballet.

Don't see it if You prefer more singing and less dancing.

Confusing, Dated, Overrated, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You know the story and can use your imagination to fill in the blanks.

Don't see it if You are looking for an enjoyable night at the theater.

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if I love this show. I have waited 40 years to see it again. This is one of my two all time favorite show. If you like something different,

Don't see it if You don't like blue grass and twangy music.