Janet 7082

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Life long theater goer. I love great musicals and believe that great theater can change lives. I also like fluffy "great big Broadway shows!"
Reviews (56)
85
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy the current "sleuthing" trend of solving mysteries. You enjoy fine acting by Asian-Americans and a tight ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You hate projections. You dislike family dramas or mysteries.

Also This is a refreshing show and very entertaining.

79
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Intense, Long, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like family dramas about rural towns. You want so see some great acting.

Don't see it if you want a light, quick evening in the theater. This show is long and feels it.

86
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You love the movie/book and want to see an authentic version. The story is the star of this show and it is well done.

Don't see it if you can't wrap your head around adults playing the part of children.

80
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are a constitution nerd, a feminist, and you like quirky, comedic shows. This show packs a punch.

Don't see it if The idea of a nearly one-person show talking about the constitution for 2 hours makes you squirm.

Also This is an off-broadway show moved uptown... and it shows. It works we... Read more Read less

78
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You are interested in a gay romance set in 2010 Uganda.You enjoy intense family dramas and fine acting by an all black cast.

Don't see it if You have no stomach for intense religious homophobia. You don't enjoy families ripped apart.

81
Quirky, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love John Lithgow and Laurie Metcalf! They are wonderful in this imagining of the 2008 NH primary with Barack. Witty.

Don't see it if You hate politics and Democrats. This is not a belly laugh comedy, but it is funny.

78
Marys Seacole
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intense, Dizzying, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are intrigued by Jamaican/British history and also want to explore modern Jamaican caretakers. You enjoy women's plays.

Don't see it if You want avoid all shows about race or shows that feature both strong and weak women. Also, violence in wars is front and center and loud.

90
Clever, Great singing, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great music

See it if you want to see a fresh show relevant to our times. the music is great. Performances great.

Don't see it if Teen-age angst is not your thing. Technology makes you upset. You want a big, fluffy Broadway show.

Also This show is very disturbing, and that is what makes it great theater ... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great singing, A trip down memory lane,, Clever

See it if You love the music, you love Lachanze, you have low expectations about a script or a story, and you enjoy a feminist forward perspective..

Don't see it if You hate disco. You want new insight into the meaning of her work. You want a happy ending.

60
Quirky, Timely, Thought-provoking

See it if You are transgender or lesbian and you empathize with this community. It goes deep into subjects other plays don't.

Don't see it if You are not fascinated by the angst and trials of young lovers trying to piece together their new relationship.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see a different "waiting for Godot" style take on racism in America.

Don't see it if You don't like strong language or searing satire.

92
Clever, Delightful, Dizzying, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you love the movie, you love the show, you love great singing and dancing. This is a great revival.

Don't see it if You can't stand long shows.

Also Lauren Ambrose is fantastic and Norbert Leo Butz is worth the whole pr... Read more Read less

60
queens
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Too long, All female

See it if you want to hear a long discussion with immigrant women in Queens, NY.

Don't see it if you dislike accents, women yelling for long periods of time and the immigrant experience of the past 20 years is not your thing.

Also This play is too long: 2:45. It has too many plot lines. You end up no... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love Lea Salonga and and Norm Lewis! They and the whole cast sing their hearts out. This 90 minutes gem of a musical must be seen.

Don't see it if You want something traditional, or you hate sand and Caribbean music. If you are looking for Hello Dolly in a revival, this ain't it!

80
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if you are a John Leguzamo fan and you are aware of the current political climate on immigration, Columbus and Native Americans.

Don't see it if you hate politics or you want a light, frothy evening.

90
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love tense Wall Street dramas and great acting. Great writing and an ensemble cast.

Don't see it if How we got into this financial mess bores you and you don't like to talk about money.

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a liberal and need a pep rally.

Don't see it if you voted for Trump and think he is doing a great job.

60
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Slow, Good acting

See it if you like family dramas and intergenerational relationships. You can relate to dramas about taking care of loved ones.

Don't see it if You hate dramas about diseases and dysfunctional families.

Also Many in my section had trouble hearing the show so we missed whatever ... Read more Read less

85
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You enjoy new voices, dramas about class, race, teachers, public and private schools, family dynamics with great acting and direction.

Don't see it if You are squeamish about race, violence in schools and you are looking for a light fun evening in the theater.

Also The performances and the playwrights use of language are spot on. She ... Read more Read less

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You love Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. You like shows about female empowerment. You liked the music from Grey Gardens.

Don't see it if You want to understand every lyric: some of the music is quite intricate. You think a show about women working is not interesting.

60
Indecent
Midtown W
Great direction, Great acting, Ambitious, Resonant, A little slow

See it if you like Historic Jewish plays, skillful direction and a new perspective.

Don't see it if You don't like Yiddish theater, or theater of the oppressed.

80
Delightful, Quirky, Raunchy, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you love shows that are like a sex romp, but much more thoughtful and written with a female perspective.

Don't see it if You want a cerebral, important show about poly amorous relationships.

Also Marisa Tomei is delightful and this is her best role in years.

87
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Must see, Sexy, Delightful, Clever

See it if you loved the movie, you love really fabulous sexy dancers of both genders and want to see a classic gem.

Don't see it if you want a great big broadway show. This is clever with great costumes but virtually no set.

Also This is a stunning revival of the 70's classic. Great music, great dan... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Long

See it if you are curious about Arafat, Israel and the famous handshake in the 80's. This is the backstory and it is profound.

Don't see it if you hate historical drama. You could care less about Middle East peace.

75
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Intense, Great staging, Loud, Athletic

See it if you love percussion. No language used or necessary. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you expect a plot or words or if you hate loud drumming.

85
Fluffy, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny, Clever

See it if You loved the movie, especially the concept. You love big splashy numbers and great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You want a plot or new music or a thought provoking evening in the theater.

80
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are a history buff. This plays takes you back to 1964-68, one of the toughest periods in recent history.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about civil rights, the 60's and how we got to here.

88
Fun, Great band, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the music. You want to know more about the men behind the Temptations.

Don't see it if You don't love bio-musicals. You don't remember these times.

75
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the Negro League and in this historical figure, Toni Stone. You enjoy strong female performances.

Don't see it if You don't like baseball, you don't like stories about racism and sexism.

Also This show is a little long and should have been about 30 minutes short... Read more Read less

85
In the Green
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love intricate, high quality sophisticated music sung beautifully by talented women. You want to hear something entirely new and fresh.

Don't see it if you expect high production values, or you need a coherent linear story. This show doesn't bother with historical accuracies.

75
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Dizzying, Great cast., Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if you love John Guare plays and don't mind a non-linear, crazy, funny plot. You also enjoy a great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You want a normal, linear play.

85
Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy acapella male choir singing. You enjoy the intersection of black, gay, christian, all-male conflicts.

Don't see it if You want a fluffy tap show or review. This show can get intense at times and there is nudity.

90
Funny, Great singing, Great dancing, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You love Broadway musicals, and you enjoy shows that poke fun at politics, cliches and theater folk. You enjoy high energy dancing.

Don't see it if You really can't stand to see a show where a teen-age lesbian has the best songs...(Did you see "fun house"?)

Also What a fun evening at the theater: Fun for older folks and younger the... Read more Read less

81
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a great play by Tom Stoppard that is blessedly short in length, incredibly thought provoking and has a great cast.

Don't see it if You hate science, you want fluffy entertainment or need a mindless night out. This show demands your full attention.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You love ensemble work, a great story and great music. We all know how this story begins and ends, so this tale is absorbing and enriching.

Don't see it if You can't hear one single word about 9/11. You don't like Acadian music.

Also This show is one of the best shows I've seen in years with a diverse c... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Great score, great musicians

See it if You are culturally ambitious, and enjoy hearing different music on a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if You wish to avoid any conflicts about Arab/Israeli relationships.

75
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Clever, Good storytelling, good staging,

See it if You enjoy one-woman shows about New York themes. A sweet story and a likable story teller.

Don't see it if You are expecting a moving, timely epic.

Also Sharon Washington creates a delightful sweet story about her childhood... Read more Read less

82
Admissions
Upper W Side
Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are comfortable discussing white privilege and want to see other ideas about it.

Don't see it if You do not want to see or hear anything about family dramas, races, elite colleges and prep schools.

Also I really enjoyed this, even though I went in thinking I would not. The... Read more Read less

77
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like British sensibilities and stories about baby boomers.Always refreshing hearing 2 female nuclear engineers chatting.

Don't see it if You are expecting a light frothy comedy. Nuclear disasters upset you.

Also This show creeps up on you: Thought provoking message about baby boome... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Overrated, Disappointing, All female, Interesting

See it if you want to know what goes on in an all female high school soccer team.

Don't see it if You expect more than a slice of life play.

Also after all of the hype, I expected more from this show and was disappoi... Read more Read less

79
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if if you enjoy post-apocalytic dramas with a hopeful sub plot. Well written. Good acting.

Don't see it if The whole idea of life after nuclear armageddon is too depressing to bear.

80
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you love good acting, strong female leads and clever premises. Celia Keenan-Bolger and Anita Gillette are terrific.

Don't see it if You don't like quirky time-travel shows and plays that make you work a bit hard.

80
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you love quick-witted British physical comedies like "Noises Off" or "Lend me a tenor". You like good theatrical effects and staging.

Don't see it if you hate Brit-coms, fluff pieces and don't get Monty Python.

Also This is a fun 2 hours!

80
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you love immersive, interactive shows about theaters and theatrical situations.

Don't see it if You don't want to give up your phone, you don't want to walk around and you hate actors getting very close to you.

Also You get to interact and play stage hand and see parts of the theater t... Read more Read less

60
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Edgy, Dizzying, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you love LOUD dystopian dramas with blood and gore. It is a metaphor for our time and well acted. Great stagecraft.

Don't see it if You hate LOUD effects, hate BRIGHT lights in your eyes and can't remember the book.

Also They really need to tone down the assault to the senses factor on this... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great ensemble, Interesting plot

See it if you like the original, love Laurie Metcalf and Jane Howdyshell, and want to see a better ending.

Don't see it if you hate the premise of rewriting classics.

77
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Clever, Dated, Funny, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love simple, black box, classic musicals. This is a classic.

Don't see it if you want a big show.

Also This revival is very true to the original show that ran for decades. A... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Epic, Romantic

See it if you haven't. You have to see this show if you have only one night, one week-end and you have never seen a Broadway show. It is required.

Don't see it if you saw the movie, heard the score, read the book. You hate operatic, obsessive love affairs.

Also This perennial classic still packs them in and it is great in it's way... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Raunchy, Refreshing

See it if you like "South Park" humor and enjoy singing and dancing Mormons. This show has a lot of raunch in it. Great songs.

Don't see it if you cringe at making fun of religions. You should not take anyone under 13 as it gets raunchy and you will have to explain a lot.

Also Extremely clever. This show holds nothing back and makes fun of Mormon... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you love puppetry as an art form, Disney musicals, Elton John, crowd pleasers.

Don't see it if you hate Disney and/or Elton John.

Also This is a must see musical.