Janet 7037

New York City | 65+

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Reviews (57)
92
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Amazing writing, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love language and great acting.

Don't see it if If you don’t like one person performances that’s require you to pay close attention.

Also I’m hoping to return to see the playwright perform her work.

82
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a Broadway lover and enjoy clever lyrics spoofing past and present shows.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Broadway or don’t like musicals.

84
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musicals, especially Fiddler.

Don't see it if You dislike captioning. Or dislike musicals.

90
Riveting, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see truly great theater.

Don't see it if You want an extravaganza. This is an intelligent two person play with minimal staging.

41
Excruciating, Dizzying, Cliched

See it if You have very low expectations. The food and drink were okay.

Don't see it if You are truly a musical theater aficionado. It’s silly and not great entertainment.

90
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Stupendous choreography and dancers, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You like music and dance telling a story by highly talented performers.

Don't see it if You do not like shows that tell a story through song.

89
Make Believe
Midtown W
Resonant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like good theater addressing a heavy subject - childhood trauma. The staging was clever and used the young actors well.

Don't see it if You have unresolved issues from your childhood.

Also The repeated motifs worked well. The twist significant. You didn’t kno... Read more Read less

79
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Clever

See it if You like good theater about a sensitive subject.

Don't see it if If you are hearing impaired. Definitely get the audio enhanced which will help some.

86
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like excellent acting, variations of Uncle Vanya and clever connecting with the audience.

Don't see it if You are a traditional. The third wall I’m broken often.

68
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Disappointing, Depressing, Not believable, Wonderful set, Great acting

See it if You like Margulies' family dramas, good acting and clever set designs.

Don't see it if You need a break from our depressing times.

67
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if You enjoy futuristic ethical issues and can understand non-linear storytelling..

Don't see it if You are easily confused or aren’t into psychological, futuristic plays.

79
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You are open to viewpoints on race issues and to breaking down stereotypes.

Don't see it if You don’t like intense theater about an important issue facing our society.

68
Fiercely Independent
Soho/Tribeca
Inconsistent, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like plays about failing relationships.

Don't see it if You expect a dynamic plot. A weak slice of life, inconsistent plot points. Things mentioned not followed up. Actions raise suspicions but...

80
Excellent acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Clever

See it if You appreciate Lynn Nottage's talent, good writing and clever staging.

Don't see it if You cannot appreciate the impact of race on our society then and now.

85
After
Midtown E
Realistic dialogue, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like a timely, well written play that’s spot on with all five actors. .

Don't see it if You need razor dazzle to be entertained.

69
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Excruciating

See it if The acting is excellent and so is the staging.

Don't see it if If you have loved ones who had dementia or Alzheimer’s it’s painful. Jokes made at the expense of the victim made me wince.

95
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see

See it if You want to see an excellently directed show. The actor playing multiple roles really conveys emotion, pathos, and action.

Don't see it if If you have a difficult time with slight time shifts and role changes by the same actor.

46
During previews
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you want to watch a mother die while her adult children show their true colors. A slow death for Mary Frances and the audience.

Don't see it if you love good theater which this absolutely wasn't. Hate to pan it so badly but it deserves it!!

70
Zurich
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Relevant

See it if You appreciate clever staging and quick dialogue.

Don't see it if You have hearing issues. The performance is behind glass which makes it challenging at times even with miked actors.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You love great play writing, excellent acting and clever staging.

Don't see it if Don’t want to be reminded of the difficulties of aging.

75
Clever, Intelligent, Great singing, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you want a poignant love story told with energetic music. Actors/ musicians excellent but the narrator was over the top.

Don't see it if you want a consistent mood and tone. My husband loved it. I did not.

93
During previews
Education
Midtown E
Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate a tight, well thought out, well acted play about the role of art, free speech and family dynamics.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like intelligent writing and amazing staging with memorable music. Every aspect of this musical is excellent.

Don't see it if If you are a member of the Trump administration or voted for him.

90
The Low Road
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You enjoy clever staging and great acting. Economic theory and Capitalusn were brought down to practical and essential elements.

Don't see it if You don’t like time shifting plays.

93
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You like great musicals with excellent choreography. Clever story line.

Don't see it if You need traditional story lines. Murder is not a subject to sing about.

80
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an excellent lead actress/singer with an interesting story to tell about her life experiences.

Don't see it if Musicals with a serious story

91
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in learning about the 1940s-70 via the actor’s family history and the music of the times. A docudrama not to be missed.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one person shows.

Also This was a poignant, well performed two hour show. I look forward to t... Read more Read less

95
Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see humanity at its best helping others. Very clever construction

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

69
Awful lyrics, Weak staging, Disappointing

See it if You really need to see Peter Dinklage.

Don't see it if You want good music/lyrics. They were trite. Overall, very disappointing.

56
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Excruciating, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You have patience with a work in progress. The acting and music was good. Cut down and crystallized it might work.

Don't see it if You like traditional plays with a linear plot or iif you like a fast pace.

50
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Quirky, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you are a 20 something and can relate to their angst.

Don't see it if You dislike unnecessary staging antics or expect a traditional play. Forget it if you have hearing issues.

88
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy musicals that entertainment delightfully, especially if you are a Beetlejuice film fan.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

26
Overrated, Banal, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You like bad high school musicals

Don't see it if You want reasonably intelligent lyrics, decent choreography and quality entertainment. Obviously, I hated the show.

90
Great choreography, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a few hours of escape from this crazy world in which we find ourselves trapped. It’s a joy through and through.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy musicals perfectly danced and sung.

90
Octet
Midtown W
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if You are a user of social media and love great singing and writing.

Don't see it if If you don’t use social media or the internet, don’t go. You won’t appreciate it and may just not “get” it.

48
During previews
Poorly created and poorly executed., Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if Like piano music played well and have patience for the rest of a poorly created entertainment piece.

Don't see it if You wish to spend your time better. Puppetry awful. Script poor.

49
King Lear (BAM)
Brooklyn
Poor direction, Overwrought, Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if You absolutely need to see Glenda Jackson and have money to spare.

Don't see it if You want to understand the words. Directed with excessive shouting and overplaying the roles. A very unfortunate production with much hype.

87
Superhero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy a musical with strong talent and a unique twist.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or can’t suspend belief.

63
During previews
Some great acting,, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You love Shakespeare and Glenda Jackson. Ruth Wilson was wonderful as the fool.

Don't see it if You have any hearing issues at all. The direction has too many characters shouting their lines. It was awful at times.

80
Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Worth your time

See it if You like well paced, well acted theater and clever staging.

Don't see it if you like musicals and other flashy theater.

85
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Different

See it if Quirky, fun play with clever word play. And you get to learn Snooker!

Don't see it if If you have a challenge understanding a British accent

64
Marlowe's Fate
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if You like reviewing theories about who actually wrote Shakespeare’s plays.

Don't see it if Like dynamic plays with a point. This had potential but . . .

88
For a previous production
Edgy, Intense, Must see, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you like powerful women telling it like it is "at this moment" in time. The dance staging works with the individual monologues.

Don't see it if you are don't want to think about the mess our country is in on so very many levels. (and lots of stairs)

53
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You like improvised plays with audience participation and very clever use of a puppet

Don't see it if You don’t like when there is a risk an audience member can ruin the performance.

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant, Funny

See it if you enjoy a musical that addresses relationships and identity themes.

Don't see it if you don't like Jewish humor or gay issues confronted.

70
During previews
Shakespeare's Will
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like the history of Shakespeare, with literary license taken. and enjoy one woman shows.

Don't see it if You do not like songs interrupting the flow of the play.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You like an interesting story surrounded by great choreography and staging.

Don't see it if You don’t like a high energy musical.

69
Kings
East Village
Cliched, Great staging, Disappointing, Relevant, Indulgent

See it if You like good staging and acting.

Don't see it if You are tired of topical plays. The title doesn’t fit.

65
Relevance
West Village
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You like very wordy plays.

Don't see it if You want a meaningful conclusion

90
queens
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Resonant, Intense

See it if You like a story about immigrant struggles and successes.

Don't see it if You can’t believe people from other cultures can succeed.