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 (151)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

76
Intense, Great acting, Dark, Dramatic, Forceful

See it if You want a show that is intense with good acting.

Don't see it if Comedies are your thing.

82
Exquisite, Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a beautiful theatrical piece, that slowly takes you in and moves you.

Don't see it if You need spectacle when you see a musical.

61
Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like good acting and care about powerful women, or the cost of power if you're a woman.

Don't see it if You're looking for a fast paced comedy.

88
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see excellent performances in a well written show.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in 20th century history, women's issues or politics.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Are open to an unexpected journey in this innovative and unique theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You easily get offended by cursing, and you are uncomfortable with sexual subjects or lesbian scenes.

73
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy seeing good performances in a show about who's playing what and who's playing who.

Don't see it if You think the second act is a mere continuation of the first.

82
Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want a uniquely fresh voice for an age old issue.

Don't see it if You don't want sexual topics or cursing in your show.

69
Disappointing, Great staging, Resonant, Mixed, Slow

See it if You ant to see good acting by some cast members, and you like to see whatever Tracy Letts writes.

Don't see it if You want a cohesive piece of theater with good acting throughout.

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Dark, Edgy

See it if You want to see a a show that demonstrates how we really can't understand the violent mentally ill mind, but we can witness it w/ dark humor

Don't see it if Violence, mental illness or disturbing behavior will not be funny to you no matter what. It's very dark.

89
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the amazing talent of Christian Borle and the fine cast.

Don't see it if You want a must-dimentional theater piece

79
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

94
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You like excellent acting in a beautifully staged play.

Don't see it if You only like farce.

69
During previews
Great acting, Overrated, Quirky, Cliched, Funny

See it if You want to watch a rare performance by Elaine May, as well as other good performances.

Don't see it if you don't want to be lectured on why we should attend to those with dementia

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Edgy, Resonant

See it if If you want to see an extraordinary cast of three in a timely and nuanced play, or you care about art, literature and journalism.

Don't see it if You don't want to have to think at all.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy enchanting music sung by pros, while going on a magical adventure.

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

93
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You love theater that gives you a well written script with a wonderful cast & magical staging.

Don't see it if You hate all things Harry Potter.

79
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if If you want a great cast performing a very entertaining musical, whether or not you're a Sponge Bob fan.

Don't see it if You hate musicals or Spongebob.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Soulful, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You'll enjoy a unique experience of compassion & humanity mixed with slight of hand.

Don't see it if You want traditional theatrical experience.

70
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You want to see young talent give their best, with excellent choreography and staging.

Don't see it if You want an even show that gets preachy in the end.

70
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Intense, Overrated

See it if You want to see a beautiful production, through and through

Don't see it if You want a deep story that is not a mere narrative of a subject matter that is undeniably cruel.

52
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You love British history Or, you love Caryl Churchill & Rachel Chavkin.

Don't see it if You want something fresh & absorbing.