Jayne 9

New York City | 50-64
About:  I don't go often enough, but when I do, I'm all in.
Reviews (19)
95
During previews
Riveting, Great acting, Must see, Masterful, Powerful

See it if you want to see Lear in a powerful new star-studded production. Jackson= amazing, Wilson= perfect, Pascal= incredible, all cast= strong.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, or you dislike non-traditional stagings & casting.

Also Accessibility note: Had orchestra seats (7th row) aisle, so could stre... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are curious about what Marx actually wrote (rather than what others say he wrote); you admire Zinn's work; you're into history.

Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows; you want large, elaborate sets, costumes, casts,

92
Masterful, Resonant, Clever, Funny, Must see

See it if you understand music's healing power, you enjoy historical stories presented with charm, humor, and high production values.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces or classical music.

Also Intelligent and touching treatment of mental illness and/or dementia a... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Satisfying, Great performance

See it if you like traditional musicals freshly presented, showstopping musical numbers, are a fan of Bette Midler and DHPierce.

Don't see it if you don't like traditional musicals, you want something substantial and profound.

Also While tix to this are extraordinarily expensive, try to get at least f... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare productions that are imaginative and playful, if you appreciate fine acting and visual spectacle.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare purist who doesn't like anachronisms in costuming or staging.

Also Comfort and accessibility note: the seats are narrow and unforgiving. ... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Satisfying

See it if you like Downton-Abbey-esque family dramas and like dry British humor. The performances are excellent, and the story isn't challenging.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces, or if you are looking for something edgy and profound.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like intense, thought-provoking drama.

Don't see it if you don't want to think too hard.

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Must see, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate great comedy, Broadway, Shakespeare jokes, great singing, catchy tunes, originality.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, comedy... (but give it a try anyway. Haven't laughed that hard in years...)

65
Overrated, Great acting, Cliched, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of the music and you like romantic spectacle.

Don't see it if you want something new and fresh.

98
Original, Resonant, Must see

See it if You appreciate great entertainment that has something important to say.

Don't see it if You don't like great music, dancing, and storytelling.

99
Absorbing, Must see, Resonant, Intense, Great writing

See it if you like riveting stories of culture clash, family drama, & the oft-comical awkwardness of mortality. Intense, poignant, real.

Don't see it if you really have serious issues with mortality and just don't want to deal. Nor if you are looking for fluff.

Also Mobility impairment note: There is an elevator. Seats are folding chai... Read more Read less

94
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Albee's work; are a fan of Jackson, Metcalf, or Pill; you like funny, moving, provocative stories about women.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about women; you want fluffy, light entertainment; you like linear storytelling.

Also Know before you go: For folks with knee problems, the leg room in the ... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if you like musicals that make you want to dance in the aisle.

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

86
Innovative, Fun, Magical, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy fresh ideas for musicals and like immersive theater experiences.

Don't see it if Anachronisms bother you or if you don't like musicals without dialogue.

82
Relevant, Riveting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking theater with themes and subtext relevant to today's political and economic climates.

Don't see it if You want big sets and fancy costuming, or if you are looking for something light-hearted and fluffy.

Also Show is 95 minutes, no intermission. Theater is very, very warm. Wear ... Read more Read less

89
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you like clever writing and spot-on acting.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces (80s).

88
Clever, Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Must see

See it if you like Sondheim musicals - intricate lyrics and melodies- or stories about art and artists.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, Sondheim, or stories with abstraction.

79
Original, Great acting, Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like interesting & entertaining musical theater, historical & literary themes, poetry, solid ensemble casts and good music.

Don't see it if you dislike fast-moving, poetic stream of consciousness type dialog and anti-hero leading men with major personality flaws..

84
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You like light-hearted but twisted fare, clever and witty writing and songs, energetic acting.

Don't see it if You prefer more profound and meaningful theater.