JB10

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (185)
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During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Terrific Nottage comedy/satire that takes a sharp knife to race and gender in 30s Hollywood and effect on people and culture

Don't see it if It’s a little long but it’s a great intellectual exploration of relevant themes that play out today and really worth a look

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During previews
Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A kind of original Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in updated modern interpretation of the war for power within a marriage; great ensemble

Don't see it if You can’t take a ear within a marriage story or modern version of a classic

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87
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Terrific production by the always great Fiasco company reimagining and remaking a cult Sondheim classic exploring friendship,art, choices

Don't see it if It moves backward in time which can be confusing for some but really works in this story about missed opportunities and life choices in art

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85
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful performances by all in tough Shepherd play exploring fantasy and illusions of freedom& frontier and success though sibling rivalry

Don't see it if You don’t get Shepherd and his bleak view of modern suburban life but the ensemble is terrific and worth seeing

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93
During previews
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Alchemical recreation of major themes and characters in the beloved book&film paying respect to Harper Lee’s work but creating a fresh look

Don't see it if You must have a reverential purist recreation of Harper Lee’s book but give this fresh new interpretations a Try

Also I loved this fresh new take because it reveres that which was most imp... Read more Read less

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Poetic, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Rhythmic & symphonic in its structure exploring loneliness, yearning, freedom, family & the difficulty of communicating even in same tongue

Don't see it if It is not a linear narrative but in its exploration of storytelling and creating our own narratives this is a beautiful and creative tale

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80
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A love letter to black women explored through myths, spirits and grounded in the struggles of a middle class black family breaking down

Don't see it if The supernatural doesn’t blend easily with the realism of violence against black women and the tools they use to feel safe but itis powerful

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Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Brilliant fresh take on the mean girl genre played out in an African school that makes audience grapple with its cultural and racial biases

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh or deal with issue of race, feminine beauty and cultural appropriation ; but this is so good and so well directed go

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Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Exploration of intersection of race, bigotry and gender as a mixed race teenager is missing while his parents deal with police

Don't see it if Ending is predictable but the writing keeps you off guard and challenges your assumptions all the way through; ensemble is terrific

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Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Joan of Arc told from the point of view of her peasant mother in a bravura performance by Glenn Close in intimate theater. Great ensemble

Don't see it if play sometimes veers between modern and historical language and sensibility & context of raising an exceptional child covers no new ground

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Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Like a tone poem with a Dylan soundtrack that magnifies the sense of loneliness,loss and longing among inhabitants of depression era hotel

Don't see it if It’s not a jukebox musical- not really a musical- it defies categories in its originality so don’t go if you want Dylan’s greatest hits

Also It’s elegiac in its evocation of mood and feeling with the most extrao... Read more Read less

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During previews
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Masterful story about honor,revenge,violence and storytelling set against the Irish Troubles and told through one family’s narrative

Don't see it if It’s long but doesn’t feel it; Irish accents can be difficult for some American ears but it is so good and so original it’s a must see

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During previews
Slow, Refreshing, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Exploration of identity and purpose set against civil rights violence and its impact on a marriage;great actors but play takes on too much

Don't see it if Slow and meandering among two many themes which affects pacing; two actors however are terrific amidst sometimes stock treatment of themes

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Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Vanya gets the Nelson treatment - soft conversational intimate peek at life around a table. Great acting and staging brilliantly directed

Don't see it if You don’t like Nelson style as noted above or don’t relish chekhovian despair but try this one - it is so well done and accessible and true

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Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant Ivo can Hove staging of Visconte’s The Damned in masterful intensely staged and acted brutality and depravity of rise of Nazism

Don't see it if It is like nothing you have ever seen especially the Night of the Long Knives - brilliant and horrifying

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Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Musical revue of great pop oldies delivered by energetic crazy talented ensemble. High energy, fun revue

Don't see it if You want a story line or don’t like oldies.

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Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Funny intelligent imagining of Richard III set in high school with terrific ensemble (2 w disability) expanding and rethinking the text

Don't see it if Can’t imagine why - it is fresh and new and imaginative giving new nuances to the text including bullying and exploring path to vengeance

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Gorgeous singing and dancing in brilliant revival

See it if You love Bizet’s Carmen and a recasting of the story in WWII factory given the bare bones Doyle treatment; gorgeous and brilliant ensemble

Don't see it if You don’t like opera or operetta but go anyway this is exquisite and wonderful

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Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if More a character sketch than dramatic narrative but oh that glorious language andwonderful characters!

Don't see it if Abrupt ending and lack of straightforward narrative is not for all

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During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully written, directed and staged study of art and madness mixed with gentrification of a Detroit neighborhood; gorgeous language

Don't see it if Sort of southern gothic/noir in a northern city with excellent diverse ensemble that has shocking ending we don’t see coming

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Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Excellent revival with exceptional ensemble in very long (4hours) O’Neill play; outstanding Denzel Washington

Don't see it if This is repetitive O’Neill about desperation set in a dive bar & the lies we tell ourselves to survive- bleak, long and not for fainthearted

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Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Beautiful melding of music, physicality, lighting and poetic language to tell the tale of ivory poaching through interconnected characters

Don't see it if You don’t like imaginative staging and storytelling and three actors playing multiple roles

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Bland, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Great ensemble and interesting concept exploring identity and legacy through multiple generations of an immigrant family

Don't see it if Misses the mark because it is innocuous and bland and wastes a very talented cast, but sweet in its own way

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During previews
Great dancing and choreography, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Gorgeous production beautifully choreographed by Justin Peck and glorious singing by great ensemble; Joshua Henry is breathtaking in role

Don't see it if I love dance and the choreography is magnificent and helps the narrative of the show but you need to appreciate dance to enjoy

Also Revivals come with the baggage of the eras in which the books were cre... Read more Read less

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80
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Gorgeous production, staging and sets with grand music, costumes and ensemble with a curious blandness at its heart; Norbet Leo Butz nailsit

Don't see it if It’s long and hard to evaluate if you loved the movie and can’t get the inevitable comparison out of you head; but it is visually lovely

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O’neill’s only comedy, Slow, Dated, Great acting

See it if Sometimes feels like the O’Neill version of Our Town - the happy mirror image of the family in Long Days Journey Into Night so a bit jarring

Don't see it if It’s Oneill at his most hopeful when youth and dreams seemed limitless but like his other works long and much more limited

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During previews
Resonant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Classic play about power filtered through race, class and gender updated to apartheid South Africa which gives it fierce urgency

Don't see it if You don’t like updated versions of classic plays - also Accents can be hard to understand at times

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Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if With typical Nottage clarity and sharp eye, this is a very funny exploration of black middle class, strivers and reinvention; great ensemble

Don't see it if This skewers stereotypes and our social and justice systems overladen with race,class and gender issues so not for all

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Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Rise of Hitler in Brechtian satire set in Chicago vegetable trade; speaks to business community complicity which resonates today

Don't see it if You don’t like Brecht heavy handed explication but this ensemble is terrific and worth the experience

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Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if The brilliant Paddy Chayefsky screenplay gets the Ivo von Hove treatment in which the theatre is transformed into a buzz of cameras

Don't see it if It is disconcerting for some to witness the breakdown of a man and the interplay of constant filming by omnipresent cameras projecting all

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Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant Stoppard wordplay and dazzling exploration of consciousness as told through the story of a young psychologist, faith & philosophy

Don't see it if You can’t take a serious journey exploring the mind/body problem, morality in love & business, philosophy, faith and scientific exploration

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Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant revival of this 1man monologue with exquisite wordplay by Will Eno and masterfully performed by Michael C. Hall;

Don't see it if this is not for those who prefer straight narrative as this is as disjointed and swerving as life itself that is sad hopeful and masterful

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Great dancing, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Gorgeous restaging of iconic show with outstanding ensemble and those mirrors and the dancers!!! Reminds you why you loved the original

Don't see it if Only reason I can think of is you hated the original but you should give it a try again it’s that good and Yazbeck is outstanding.

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85
During previews
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Irreverent, funny, warm-hearted musical about fading theater folk helping a gay teen for publicity - yes silly premise but energetic and fun

Don't see it if High energy and lots of fun turns by a terrific ensemble headed by the great Leavel and Ashmanskas and highly talented kids - see it

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Dated vonnegut falls flat

See it if You absolutely love Vonnegut and don’t care about lack of pacing, lack of theatrical narrative and characters that are cartoonish

Don't see it if You are easily offended or care about issues of toxic masculinity and it’s effect on the world bit want it expressed theatrically

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During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Exploration of intersection of the political and the personal as seen through the choices made by aging femactivist and the impact on family

Don't see it if Dysfunctional family played out against Vietnam era activism and the choices women had to make between family, career and activism

Also Stockard Channing heads a great cast in beautifully written and direct... Read more Read less

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During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant Elaine May in realistic harrowing yet funny play depicting a descent into senility and effect on a family; great ensemble cast

Don't see it if Subject matter is difficult and may be too hard for some to watch; play can feel slow moving at times particularly long transitions

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During previews
Masterful, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Vanya gets the Nelson treatment- soft conversational intimate peek at life around a table. Great acting and brilliant direction by Nelson

Don't see it if You don’t like bare bones style as noted above or don’t relish Chekovian despair. But try this one - it is so well done and accessible and

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During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if Intelligent exploration of theatrical creation intertwined with power, gender dynamics, sexism and aging as seen thru Bernhardt doing Hamlet

Don't see it if Helps to be familiar with texts of Hamlet, Cyrano de Bergerac; you may not like if you have trouble with Travesties-like wordplay

Also This is erudite and funny with great performances by stellar cast givi... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Challenging meditation on art, relationships between artists, time, history and the power of imagination

Don't see it if It’s episodic and jumpy so if you like straight narratives you may not appreciate the mosaic feel of this play

Also This is set after Sandy and focuses on a film about a 1911 fire in Con... Read more Read less

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Beautiful production of a very flawed book

See it if Gorgeous ensemble led by a wonderful Melissa Ericco and that wonderful score but the book is a function of its time, misogyny and silliness

Don't see it if You can’t appreciate it for what it is and oh that wonderful score and great cast

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Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant Swiftian satire on bigotry gone mad in the context of the Irish “troubles” with funny yet violent script and outstanding ensemble

Don't see it if Helpful to know northern Irish history but transcends place and context- sickening violence and very uncomfortable experience

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During previews
Excellent production, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Straightforward Shakespeare with brilliant ensemble , gorgeous costumes and The incomparable Delacorte Theater on a perfect summer night

Don't see it if You don’t like a traditional and not modern take or can’t take the distractions of outdoor theater like the raccoons that traverse the stage

Also Great ensemble and beautifully directed production with outstanding pe... Read more Read less

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Resonant, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Women’s stories told through monologues by powerful actresses intercut and enhanced by dance sequences; moving and powerful voices

Don't see it if You need a more dramatic narrative or don’t want to understand women’s rage and frustration in this moment

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Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Terrific ensemble exploring weighty mother daughter issues magnified by undocumented immigration issues; feels slight compared to themes

Don't see it if You can’t deal with the difficulty of the subject matter and need lighter fare

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During previews
Second rate williams, Slow, Great acting

See it if For the great ensemble especially the range and depth of Marin Ireland’s performance; play explores soul vs body but is second tier

Don't see it if Long and spare production that could have used more props and scenery to help it along

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During previews
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Terrific production and outstanding ensemble in play about Joan of Arc but also hypocrisy of church, politicians and the dangerous mob

Don't see it if It’s long Shavian classic with long monologues but beautifully written and intelligent thought-provoking dialogue.

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Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Whimsical dark edged meditation on identity, truth, sexuality as seen through the eyes of a con man; bravura performance by Billy Crudup

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows (tho Crudup is amazing) about a man who invents himself again and again while taking advantage of gullibility

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During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite, Clever

See it if Brilliant zany Stoppard word play couched in unreliable narrator about art and history set in Zurich and confluence of Joyce, Lenin and Dada

Don't see it if Very dense and a bit absurdist so you have to concentrate and helps to have knowledge of Russian revolution, Ulysses and Wilde

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93
During previews
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Master class in acting with a bravura performance by Glenda Jackson exploring three stages of a woman’s life all on stage together

Don't see it if You don’t want a beautifully written exploration of aging and end of life issues explored through three actresses playing one woman