jane 6048

Beach Haven | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (132)
85
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Creative

See it if An interesting, fresh way to present an old favorite. Terrific singing. I am curious to learn how it will be staged on B'way.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, even good ones.

65
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like hard-to-understand, rapid fire dialogue. Clever opening.

Don't see it if your time is limited

90
During previews
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy well written/acted plays. Pitch perfect, very funny. Do not miss this most enjoyable "sleeper".

Don't see it if only if you can't fit it in. Hope it extends. I'd go again.

80
Harry Clarke
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy the tales of a charming done very well

Don't see it if One-handers are not your thing

90
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if Don't miss it. Funny, witty, charming, entertaining. Ms. Hamill incorporates the most important story elements. The 8 actors are fabulous.

Don't see it if you don't know the story . So read the book or watch the movie and then go.

70
Great cast

See it if you want to see the individual actors. It's a very good cast. It reminded me of a somewhat mean spirited Cherry Orchard Beautiful sets.

Don't see it if you don't have a subscription ticket or can score a bargain one.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great acting in an involving, absorbing story. It's really good.

Don't see it if IMO, not to be missed

80
Charm
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can. A story about kindness and openness to all that works on several levels. Great cast

Don't see it if You don't like theater about LGBT issues, although Charm is, at least on one level, imore global than that

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a quirky story with an excellent cast. Read the reviews.

Don't see it if the abortion theme may not be for everyone

85
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like well written, beautifully acted material. The cast is wonderful, especially Carrie Coons

Don't see it if a story of how a single mother deals with a handicapped child is a turnoff

70
Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Intense, Disappointing

See it if you want to see good actors do there best.

Don't see it if you want conclusions at least hinted at, you dislike seeing people repeating bad choices

85
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Perfect timing

See it if you want to laugh for 2+ hours. The cast does a great job of involving the audience. Great send up, without being unkind, of lesser works.

Don't see it if You are really not in the mood to be amused, laughing in spite of yourself.

76
The Profane
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Gorgeous sets

See it if for a great compare and contrast re believers and non-believers and how content each is with his/her life.

Don't see it if the above is not of interest

75
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Inventive, Over-miked, Original

See it if you like surprises and inventive, imaginative musicals. Whether it was on purpose or not, I found the early ES lip syncing not in sync.

Don't see it if you don't do musicals

90
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Great writing, Fun, Great acting

See it if You liked Sense and S. Kate Hamill scores again. Joey Parsons is fabulous. The men are terrific whether playing one or more roles. Loved it.

Don't see it if you didn't like Sense and Sensibility

75
Ambitious, Intense

See it if you would see a flawed play with an actress doing a terrific job. Some parts very well done. The camp "Many parts" torture song was ODD.

Don't see it if you're not a member at the Public and/or can't get a good deal on a ticket

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like whimsical well told stories. Puppets are great, actors playing kids fabulous. Background of WW2 mistake makes it bittersweet.

Don't see it if don't miss it.

70
Linda
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if only to see Janie Dee. She is terrific. I am trying to decide if the muddle that is the last half of Act 2 is t show Linda's state of mind

Don't see it if you want a clear cut ending

85
887
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like a tale well told, with bits of humor, lots of charm and a clever set constantly morphing.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows, no matter how good

60
During previews
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Great acting, Tedious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you see all of Will Eno's work. You like Michael Emerson

Don't see it if More than a dozen people left during the performance we saw and more would have, given the opportunity

85
Escaped Alone
Brooklyn
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Subtle

See it if you want to leave trying to figure out what exactly the author was trying to provoke you to think, think about

Don't see it if If you want a longer play. It's a quick hour or so.

90
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy well crafted family dramas, consistent characterizations touched with comedy. This play and the actors are really good.

Don't see it if Discussion about/description of the holocaust would bother you.

80
During previews
Yen
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Long

See it if you like well-acted, grim, long tales about lower-class Brits. This one has two teens without any sort of parental direction needing help.

Don't see it if see above

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90
During previews
The Liar
East Village
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like witty iambic pentameter telling a farcical tale. The play is charming and laugh out loud funny. Hie thee to CSC.

Don't see it if you don't like farce, no matter how well done. It would be a shame to miss this.

90
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Great writing, Must see, Poignant

See it if you see must sees; this is one. Beautiful acting, direction. RS-H manages it seamlessly; JDT is wonderful, as is the rest of the cast. Go.

Don't see it if You're vacationing in Vail or the Islands. It would be a shame not to see an important play so well done

85
Hangmen
Chelsea
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like M. McD.'s wry sense of humor. Accents do not overwhelm production as they do in NTL version. Clever send-up of jealousy.

Don't see it if the possibility of someone being hung would bother you

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you like Albee. You like one character being overwhelmed by another-Zoo Story. Sit on left hand side of audience to be near actors.

Don't see it if you've seen both pieces recently. Don't miss Homelife if not seen before.

50
During previews
Boring, Self-indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you see everything he does

Don't see it if Period.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to follow several interwoven story lines. Who gets to write history, change history. What do we remember, how can it be altered

Don't see it if You don't want to work at following the various characters and story lines.

75
Clever, Timely, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want a story that depicts male cronyism in the workplace. Each role is a caricature, very well acted. Do not sit in the first 2-3 rows.

Don't see it if you dislike cartoonish roles, even if accurate in their portrayal of how people can behave.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if you would enjoy different slant on a mean girls' tale. Nice exposition of how much one would "compromise" to succeed.

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh for most of seventy-five minutes.

85
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like post apocalyptic stories. This one is well crafted and beautifully acted, especially Cristin Miliotti.

Don't see it if you really don't like post-apocalyptic tales

79
During previews
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you enjoy reworked classics, know the story well enough to follow what's happening, enjoy a terrific cast

Don't see it if you'd prefer the original in some form, dislike nude scenes

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Great editing

See it if you know the basic story and want a fun-filled version of the play. Music is a charming addition

Don't see it if The ocasional unclear word(s) of dialogue will bother you

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great dancing, Great costumes

See it if You know what is is, beautifully done and fun

Don't see it if the price of a ticket is too much. Go see it with Donna Murphy.

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Dianne Wiest and you want to spend time researching Beckett and what he's trying to say. Lots of food for thought.

Don't see it if You need no food for thought

67
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Long, Funny

See it if you like Kristine Nelson. I expected all-out funny and it was amusing in places. I think I saw it on an off night.

Don't see it if you dislike an annoying character who keeps appearing and no one tells him "Begone". One member of our party left at intermission.

80
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Well-acted, Entertaining

See it if The story may surprise you; it did me, even having read reviews. Well acted and written, with an unpredictable ending

Don't see it if You can't attend by this weekend.

86
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Joyous, Charming

See it if you love Anna Leigh Ashford-who doesn't Jake G. is wonderful; the cast, terrific, the music beautiful. A wonderful evening

Don't see it if This would be a hard one to miss. There are a lot of good reasons this transferred from Encores to B'way.

70
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Dated, Intense

See it if Mr. Abili is very good; the staging is, alone, worth the trip as are the puppets. This is a chance to see a major-dated- work.

Don't see it if I could not understand some of the dialogue. This is a brutal, tough story and it felt repetitious to me.

75
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you like one-person shows. He is entertaining throughout with great energy and a specific perspective.

Don't see it if Read the reviews and decide

85
On the Exhale
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if you like one person monologues. The story draws you in and spits you out. Marin Ireland is wonderful.

Don't see it if You probably should se this both for the actor's work and the story

80
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Upper W Side
Great music, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like, sweet, simple stories of family, people making it and not. The music is lovely and enhances the production.

Don't see it if you've had enough slices of life.

65
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Introspective

See it if the great cast will balance out a long set up, and for me, an unrealistic route to a resolution

Don't see it if you don't already have a ticket

68
Everybody
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Not-fully-realized

See it if you have time to see it all. Not bad but slow and not quite pulled together

Don't see it if you need to pick and choose

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Creativee

See it if You like a clever take on Shakespeare, a play set within a play with an all female cast.

Don't see it if Shakespeare is not your cup of tea.

75
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Long

See it if you want to see the wonderful Cate Blanchett, regardless of the material, which alternates between funny and tragic.

Don't see it if you want a well told story

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

See it if you like great acting and a story with depth. The time flew; the play grabs and holds your attention.

Don't see it if you dislike mother-daughter conflict.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great score, Fun

See it if You love the music. So, it's a silly story. It's well done, the cast is engaged and clearly enjoying what they are doing. Glad it extended.

Don't see it if A lush musical is not to your taste.

60
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Trite, Long

See it if you have three hours to waste. In spite of the good acting, the story went nowhere. If that's the point...

Don't see it if you value your time.