Janet S 6138

New York City | 65+ | Male

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Reviews (32)
51
Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched, Banal

See it if Interesting effort to combine "60s music with Shakespeare. Enthusiastic cast.

Don't see it if Unlike Fiasco and others, language and intent not made clear. Most 60 s ideas didn't have clear intent or purpose, thus didn't work.

49
Excruciating, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Embarrassing

See it if Someone who has never seen Henry V before might find this interesting. The direction was awkward and the characterizations were wooden.

Don't see it if If you deeply love Shakespeare's plays and enjoy seeing many different interpretations of his plays, you will be disappointed.

86
Jericho
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You appreciate well-acted performances that illuminate even an oft-told tale.

Don't see it if You can't forget Carousel.

58
During previews
Jamaica
Harlem
Cliched, Dated, Great singing, Slow, Waste of talent

See it if You have an historical interest in outdated musicals and the occasional great song turn.

Don't see it if You want to care about characters and are curious about "50's mores

87
Clever, Thought-provoking, Well-acted, Enjoyable, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy seeing classic plays presented with a fresh eye; energy here is high and Illuminates what (can) make men act male.

Don't see it if You need scenery or pagentry to enjoy a show; or if you can't make imaginative leaps in casting.

98
Bastard Jones
Chelsea
Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love clever, fast-moving entertainment , well-written and perfectly pitched performances.

Don't see it if You seek realistic representational theater- or don't have a sense of humor! Or don't like rock and roll...

81
The New Yorkers
Midtown W
Dated, Great singing, Fun. wonderful music. excellent performances

See it if You love Cole Porter and New York City; you are intrigued by tracing the development of a forgotten piece of work.

Don't see it if Dated material annoys you.

84
Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a Sondheim addict.

Don't see it if You still have that problem with the second act!

96
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You like shows with multi-talented actor/musicians who seamlessly integrate imagination and reality. And make you care about them.

Don't see it if You prefer linear 3-act prose plays.

21
During previews
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Excruciating, Insipid, Slow, Lurching, One-note

See it if You like the occasional sound of the Welsh language. Or a cappella chanting.

Don't see it if You want to care about the characters, emotional development, or just not be bored.

49
Himself and Nora
West Village
Cliched, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You can ask: 'Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" --

Don't see it if You want to care about the characters. Dont go if you like music that tells a story and varies.

100
Turn Me Loose
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if This riveting show revives the spirit and Joe Morton's performance is one of the top 3 in my lifetime. Humor, wisdom, tenderness and valor.

Don't see it if You are bigoted.

94
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Original, Profound

See it if You want to vary your perspective.

Don't see it if If you are sensitive to light/sound/ and made uncomfortable by rapid changes.

99
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Original

See it if You enjoy music seamlessly integrated into absorbing character-driven story.

Don't see it if If truth bothers you.

92
Great staging, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You want to be fully engaged and entertained.

Don't see it if Broad strokes bother you. This is not subtle.

79
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Cliched, Wonderful music, Super individual performers, Great singing

See it if you like blue grass music and happy endings

Don't see it if cliche plot worries you

92
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Relevant, Intelligent, Delightful, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Thoughtful writing, using the essence of who Jo is true to the time in which it is set and also to our current understanding of gender roles

Don't see it if If you can't get past the full plot of the original book, which is truncated here. One or two performances are not as strong.

57
Dress of Fire
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, One or two unusual insights

See it if The narrator was excellent , framing the otherwise fulsome staging with a light touch. You like reimagining classic tales.

Don't see it if Hmm. You prefer plays with multiple notes, non stagy direction and few monologues.

55
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Banal, Indulgent, Great singing, Cliched, Superb voices

See it if You enjoy magnificent voices and don't mind using the weakest part of Shakespeare - the plot - as the center of the show.

Don't see it if You seek the nuance and insight of Shakespeare's actual plays or dont like twangy music.

63
Loveless Texas
East Village
Light fun, Needs edit, Great singing, Pleasant, Overmiked

See it if You would enjoy a light entertainment and country western twangy music and some clever dancing.

Don't see it if You are religious about your Shakespeare, or are sensitive to over-miked sound.

63
During previews
Pity in History
Chelsea
Confusing, Great staging

See it if Want to see a well-directed but flawed play made more intelligible by what was done with it. Enjoy some excellent performances.

Don't see it if You prefer your plays without cliches; writing is weak here.

51
Dated, Cliched, Banal, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy Intimate setting; clever staging devices and historic but dated theater pieces.

Don't see it if You enjoy nuanced character development by author and/or performances.

100
Cry Havoc!
West Village
Absorbing, Intense, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate a superb solo performance; riveting insights on Shakespeare; and gaining understanding of Military service. Very moving.

Don't see it if Trigger warning: veterans who have experienced events that give rise to PTS may find the first part of this performance challenging.

97
Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting, Joyous, Delightful

See it if you like ambitious, in-your-lap theater with multi-talented performers and creative staging

Don't see it if you dont appreciate folktale retelling that makes an emotional impact

83
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like shows that require you to think and engage as they unfold; wish to view a pivot point in American history with a current lens

Don't see it if You want/need a classic narrative arc to engage emotionally.

Also Superb performance by Phillip James Brannon; some of the staging was a... Read more Read less

97
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Must see

See it if You like clever theater that keeps you thinking and performances that make you love the characters and care about them.

Don't see it if You hate Jane Austen and require realism in staging.

74
I'll Say She Is
East Village
Ambitious, Talented cast, Funny, Fun, Lighthearted

See it if Yuu are a Marx brothers fan.

Don't see it if Because otherwise it is a 1924 musical which is historically appropriate but not paced for us today

79
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Awkward in scale

See it if You like Shakespeare, no matter what. 90 minute running time keeps the momentum up.

Don't see it if Despite clever staging it is out of scale: the acting is not nuanced enough for this production.

91
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Yes take the kids. child actors here are amazing.

See it if You loved the book.

Don't see it if You have no imagination.

71
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Silly humor tickles you.

Don't see it if one-not jokes dont amuse.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Original, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if Anyone who breathes.

Don't see it if I cant imagine anyone not wanting to see this.

72
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Tells not shows, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a musical theater buff, an Audra McDonald fan

Don't see it if Not willing to be a bit "taught"