Jack F

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (17)
90
The Eleventh Hour
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if Highly entertaining Sci-Fi musical - high energy and a fresh approach. Definitly worth seeing!

Don't see it if I wish the venue were different (too small for this type of play) and the sound system a little better.

90
Goldstein
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Great writing

See it if ... you want to see something original, well written, directed and acted, with top notch music and singing. This one should be on Broadway.

Don't see it if ... you don't like the seating arrangement in the Actors Theater, for some reason...

70
During previews
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Entertaining, Quirky, Slow

See it if if you're looking for something quick and easy. Not the funniest comedy ever, and a little too long but still entertaining.

Don't see it if If your taste or mood don't agree with a little too much fluff.

95
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if ...you like musical theater in any way, shape or form (even opera!). I haven't enjoyed myself like that in quite a while.

Don't see it if ... you are a curmudgeon!

60
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if ... can't really come up with any compelling reason to see it. It does get E for effort, but unfortunately it doesn't rise above that.

Don't see it if there's something better you'd rather do.

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85
Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if .... you have any interest in somewhat unusual musical drama (be it opera or musicals). It's a new approach to the medium; well executed.

Don't see it if ... you don't like sung-through drama or plays with only two actors.

75
Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if You like very good comedy writing and delivery (and not easily offended because of religious sensibilities).

Don't see it if ... don't want to pay Broadway prices for what is essentially a 90-minute one-man comedy stand up show.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if ... you want to experience of the most absorbing and well written musicals to come out in the last decade.

Don't see it if ... you're tone deaf....

75
During previews
The Effect
West Village
Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Original, Slow

See it if .... you're interested an a medical experiment detective story!

Don't see it if ... you're bothered by a little narrative implausibility here and there.

60
Mary Stuart
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Confusing

See it if The play itself is pretty interesting, especially if you are somewhat familiar with British history and the story of Mary Queen of Scots.

Don't see it if Acting, directing and staging are mediocre. The play itself is long enough, so adding pantomime and contemporary music doesn't help

50
The Undertaking
Midtown E
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You like innovative staging and good acting, regardless of content.

Don't see it if you won't spend 2 hours (no intermission) with 2 boring persons and phrases like "existential angst" and "fear of death is fear of life".

70
Junk
Upper W Side
Great staging, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if in a drama about a somewhat unusual subject - junk bond deals in the roaring '80s.

Don't see it if you don't have an interest - and some background - in the mechanics of leveraged mergers and acqusitions.

86
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like your mind played with a little. An interesting and original idea, well developed. Definitively worth seeing.

Don't see it if don't know, you don't like theater?:)

90
Marty's Shadow
East Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like great acting and directing. Definitely worth a visit.

Don't see it if Can't see any reason for not seeing it.

30
Battlefield
Brooklyn
Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated, Banal, Insipid

See it if I can't think of one single thing to cause you to want to see it. Fortunately, the torture is pretty short.

Don't see it if ...inept writing and sub-inept acting are not your cup of tea. Endless (and slow) stream of pseudo-philosophical mambo-jumbo.

80
Ironbound
West Village
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You like interesting theater.

Don't see it if can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want to see it.

70
Great staging, Intense, Overrated, Refreshing, Original

See it if ... you liked the book and want to watch a very interesting way of staging it...

Don't see it if ... too many blinking lights and booming noises get old for you after a while.