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 (194)
80
During previews
Coal Country
East Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Great music, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in Americana, Country Music, or true stories in the theater

Don't see it if You only go to comedies

84
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Layered, Quirky, Poignant, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want a smart show about relationships

Don't see it if You only like musicals

87
Moving, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy great acting in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are triggered by issues of aging.

89
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want a slice of life of the working poor and the slow burn of under earning.

Don't see it if You like traditional plays that have a a blatant plot.

92
During previews
Resonant, Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy a well-crafted play with an extraordinary cast, plus great direction and movement.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of mysteries or of serious subject matters.

70
Sing Street
East Village
Breezy, Quaint, Sweet, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like a light musical with pleasant performances

Don't see it if You want a plot with depth along with strong music

95
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want a fresh take on known songs that take us on a journey of contemporary issues.

Don't see it if You don't want to face uncomfortable issues in musicals.

85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You have a taste for the unexpected or any aspect of the occult.

Don't see it if You like traditional theatrical shows

77
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Long, Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy a show with a perfect set and a disturbing, yet meaningful plot

Don't see it if You can only sit through a short show.

83
The Michaels
East Village
Relevant, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to be an active witness to excellent acting in a unique theater experience.

Don't see it if You like quick paced, edgy shows.

90
Seared
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy good food and good theater

Don't see it if If you want fluff.

92
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You like a creative musical with excellent voices and choreography.

Don't see it if You only want fluff.

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.

88
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to enjoy excellent performances with terrific music

Don't see it if The book of a musical needs to be strong

68
During previews
Disturbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy time continuum pieces, or you are interested in multi-generational depression

Don't see it if You want humor, or if you enjoy a linear play.

76
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Slow, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like one person shows in which the actor plays several characters

Don't see it if You are disturbed by medical issues, or you don't like multi-media theater

87
Quirky, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to enjoy an excellent ensemble cast in a great take on a subject you might have dismissed

Don't see it if You want each actor to play one singular role

64
Quirky, Disappointing, Funny, Great writing, Dated

See it if You're a fan of Charles Busch, and like really campy shows with funny lines.

Don't see it if You want a throwback to another era that are impeccably timed and tight.

75
One in Two
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want a new voice dressing AIDS

Don't see it if You don't like the non-traditional theater

82
During previews
Edgy, Relevant, Resonant, Long, Great acting

See it if You want a portrait of all the players who live in halfway houses, and you love great performances

Don't see it if You can't sit through a long play.

85
Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy shows about academia, or you just want to watch great acting

Don't see it if You like short words and light fare.

84
Poetic, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see excellent acting in a show with strong female characters speaking of women's issues.

Don't see it if You want a rip-roaring comedy.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quick-paced, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You love Tina Turner, or don't know her life story

Don't see it if You want a great collection of her songs with something new about her life.

87
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You have any interest in contemporary relationships. Or, see it if you want a good story with great acting

Don't see it if You can't endure long shows

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