JANET Z 6156

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  I'm an avid theatergoer. Love to transcend daily life with comedy, drama, musicals and cabaret.
Reviews (171)
70
During previews
Romantic, Disappointing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you want to see a show with great acting and creative staging.

Don't see it if You want memorable songs in a special musical.

91
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're a David Byrne fan, or you want to see an immersive concert.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional Broadway Theater

80
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Resonant, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of Harvey Fierstein or Bella Abzug or NYC or US or Women's history

Don't see it if You're not a fan of one person shows

49
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Slow, Banal, Indulgent, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if You're 20-something and grapple with connecting to others

Don't see it if You want a mature show in which you see growth in the situation or in the characters

68
Theatrical, Great costumes, Fluffy, Flat, Entertaining

See it if You love Bob Mackie, want to enjoy some dazzle dazzle.

Don't see it if You want a deep look at what makes Cher tick.

87
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want an entertaining theater experience that is smart and funny and moving and fun with extraordinary talent.

Don't see it if You only go to shows that are touted by The Times rather than this one, which is misrepresented and misunderstood by Jesse Green.

88
Road Show
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're a fan of quintessential Sondheim, and want to see a great reworking of Road Show.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of clever shows.

93
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to enjoy a range of songs and monologues that cover all aspects of what it means to work performed beautifully.

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

76
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You love good story telling, and care about what others have lived through.

Don't see it if The unusual songs will get in your way of this powerful show.

71
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Sad, Funny, Ambitious, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You want to see a dynamic performance by Susan Sarandon with some great moments in the play.

Don't see it if Something freshly unpredictable.

79
Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You care about being a global citizen, and don't mind a show that might overstate in the end.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows.

91
Ink
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a stunningly staged show that is well written and beautifully crafted with great acting.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the history of the British press.

92
During previews
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like innovative, and beautifully performed musicals that stay with you well beyond the show.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, and don't like allegories.

77
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You care about the rights of all.

Don't see it if You will enjoy the first hour or so, then it goes past 90 minutes and moves in too many directions

71
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You've unique and beautiful directing and choreography while watching a talented cast.

Don't see it if You're hoping for a more traditional musical with a strong book.

84
During previews
Intense, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want an intelligent show that goes where we have treaded lightly.

Don't see it if You are not interested in politics and personal lives

71
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see exquisite performances and a stunning set with fine direction

Don't see it if you are disturbed by issues of racism, alternative sexual preferences, or domination.

58
During previews
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You like John Larroquette. It's great seeing him on stage.

Don't see it if You want an engaging theater piece that has it's moments, but doesn't hold up on the whole.

26
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Great acting, Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense, Overrated

See it if You must see Isabelle Huppert or the rest of this wonderful cast in the longest 90 minute show.

Don't see it if You are looking for likable characters, characters you care about, or a script that goes somewhere.

75
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Blast-from-the-past

See it if You enjoy being thoroughly entertained with a full orchestra and delightful staging and choreography of an old musical.

Don't see it if You want a perfect stand-in for Merman. Carmen Cusack is very likable, yet not a force of Ms. Merman, Patti Lapone, or Annaleigh Ashford

74
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see a unique play with a fresh voice

Don't see it if You are invested in the play but don't like it when the ending reduces the main character who was so much more interesting prior to the last

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Hilarious

See it if You want a campy musical that celebrates varied gender and sex roles.

Don't see it if You are a homophobe or are close-minded to transexuals.

70
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to see great acting in a show filled with technology.

Don't see it if You love the movie so much and want that experience replicated.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You care about great acting in a great play.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual issues.

84
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Philosophical

See it if You like plays that make you think, as Tom Stoppard's work does.

Don't see it if You need something light and filled with humor.

87
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Clever, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You want a fresh theater voice that presents a layered, yet not preachy, sense of living as a person of color.

Don't see it if You want a face paced, provocative, edgy piece of theater. This is a thoughtful, slice of life play

79
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Dated, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you want to see a gorgeous production and enjoy a brilliant performance by Marisa Tomei.

Don't see it if You want to see the best of Tennessee Williams. Great production, not his best play

79
Slow, Entertaining, Delightful, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You always liked The Temptations

Don't see it if You're looking for more than an entertaining biopic musical

78
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great staging, Great writing, Clever

See it if You want to see how siblings interact, and how they become their grown-up selves in unexpected ways.

Don't see it if You don't care to see children in a mature play.

78
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want a fresh voice and perspective in a play that speaks of homophobia halfway around the world.

Don't see it if You want pure comedy.

93
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want an energetic show with amazing talent from the sets and costumes to everyone onstage.

Don't see it if You like quiet, simple shows

91
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want to hear a fresh voice in musical theater.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with explicit sexual references, and race, size and sexual preference issues.

81
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Resonant, Quirky, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You're interested in unsung heroes and hidden history presented in a creative theater piece.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with racial issues. Or, if you can't sit comfortably through a show in two acts

70
Continuity
Midtown W
Indulgent, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy theater and you want to hear about climate issues

Don't see it if You don't want to be lectured via theater

75
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see some spectacular performances.

Don't see it if You want a show that translates well from the bestseller novel.

79
All My Sons
Midtown W
Dated, Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a beautifully staged revival of this classic.

Don't see it if You only like short shows.

83
White Noise
East Village
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You are willing to be blown away from amazing acting and a most uncomfortable subject matter

Don't see it if You can't tolerate racial issues.

84
Great singing, Resonant, Intense, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You are open to a reinterpretation of a great musical with a fine cast.

Don't see it if You are a Rodgers & Hammerstein purist.

64
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Overrated, Quirky, Slow, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You love old musicals, and enjoy a dance heavy show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fresh take on a dated book, with uninspired directing and choreography.

62
During previews
Cliched, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You want to see three wonderful performances with a brilliant set.

Don't see it if You want more than a one joke script.

91
During previews
Relevant, Moving, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are inspired by someone telling their story with candor, insight and intelligence.

Don't see it if You don't like one woman shows, or you only see musicals

74
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Dizzying, Enchanting

See it if you care about the environment and would like a unique play addressing the issue.

Don't see it if you don't like metaphors or are transphobic.

79
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fun

See it if You want to enjoy a lovely show that has really good music, and a likable cast.

Don't see it if You want something super deep, or you don't like musicals.

94
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You love a great cast, great choreography doing a fun show.

Don't see it if You can't sit in your seat for over two hours.

72
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You love Sondheim, and you are interested in the updated version

Don't see it if If you are a purist, and would prefer stronger performers

61
Downstairs
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Overrated, Slow

See it if If you want to see excellent acting, and can sit through a so-so show, go for it.

Don't see it if the story and writing matter to you. Or, if you get too upset with cruelty.

78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoyed Donna Summer at any part of your life.

Don't see it if You never got into Disco.

78
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You want a full blown musical that has staying power.

Don't see it if You have young children with you.

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want t see a great play with amazing performances.

Don't see it if You don't like getting upset while watching a show.

91
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You relate to anything theatrical, or you have nostalgia for A Chorus Line.

Don't see it if You have no interest in theater or musicals.