New York City | Female
About:  Soprano at Church of the Ascension on W 107th Street, Manhattan; cantorial soloist at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford; core background (extra) on "The Deuce" & 5 seasons as core background on "OITNB". A BFA Musical Theatre grad from SUNY Fredonia, performer, and a proud union member of SAG-AFTRA an... Read more Read less
Reviews (36)
Quirky, Intelligent, Edgy, Great singing, Clever

See it if You're a fan of off-the-beaten path shows, fun staging, "pop-type" music.

Don't see it if Storylines that involve teens feeling like outsiders don't appeal to you.

Also The singing is really great, and the storyline was very interesting to... Read more Read less

Square Go
Midtown E
Masterful, Must see, Hilarious, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy laughing and are not averse to bawdy humor. And you actually support theatre with an open heart and mind. Different and amazing.

Don't see it if You hate laughing, don't understand Scottish humor, or you're uptight and you'd rather, say, tattle for kicks. Those types shouldn't go.

Also I can't remember having a better time at the theatre. I laughed uproar... Read more Read less

Proof of Love
West Village
Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like dramatic one person plays.

Don't see it if You need something with lots of action.

Also Superb acting and insightful - sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy theatre that takes risks and isn't your run-of-the-mill actors-on-the-stage type of show.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are even remotely puppet-like.

Also Brilliantly done! So different and thoughtful and thought-provoking at... Read more Read less

East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You like frothy, edit-free semi-parody.

Don't see it if You enjoy a cohesive, serious, grown-up type of play. This work seems to have been coddled and indulged along: a youthfully energetic effort

Also This play very much wants to make a statement, and it does so very cle... Read more Read less

Great singing, Joyous, Must see, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You enjoy a wonderful musical with supertitles.

Don't see it if You are easily confused by the show being in Yiddish, you hate supertitles.

Also Are you kidding? This show is GLORIOUS! Get yourself down there and se... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy, Intelligent

See it if You are not easily offended by words like "pussy"; if you enjoy seeing different female archetypes portrayed by gifted actresses.

Don't see it if You do not find feminist comedy entertaining.

Also I laughed a LOT, but the super-starched Connecticut 60-something next ... Read more Read less

During previews
Masterful, Intense, Must see, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You value incisive, ripped-straight-from-the-core writing and masterful acting - both with ASL and without.

Don't see it if You are looking for something banal, light, and/or fluffy. This is real life, warts and all.

Also The play is astonishing. Extraordinary. Not cheery, by any means, but ... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to see a clever young woman perform a semi-autobiographical piece about her struggles with growing up Irish and poor in Manchester.

Don't see it if you don't like 1 woman shows or are put off by some raunchy language and a British accent.

Also The actress is very talented and really takes aim at teaching young pe... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing

See it if Odd ducks may like this. Good if you like lesbian/cross-dressing themes and obscure cabaret songs.

Don't see it if You are 20-something (like those surrounding us, incessantly texting, talking, making fun) or expect a cohesive script or great singing.

During previews
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny

See it if You are a fan of A.R. Gurney, like shows staged for 3 sides, enjoy Cole Porter songs mixed into a play, want to see innovative casting.

Don't see it if You don't care for casting that's thinking out of the box, aren't interested in repeated George Bush references.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want to learn the backstory of The Wizard of Oz, you love big musicals.

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

Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like Andrew Lloyd Webber and love a grand spectacle. Some of the voices are truly operatic. A venerable oldie but goodie.

Don't see it if You don't like a bit of kitsch, or you don't like the romance of the Phantom's story. You will have at least 1 musical earworm afterwards

Clever, Hilarious, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You have a pulse! So much fun! Best opening number I've enjoyed in years of theatregoing.

Don't see it if You are offended by foul language, rude cursing of God, explicit sex organ references.

Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You don't mind an aging star belting the songs out in lowered keys, surrounded by gorgeous sets and a great supporting cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting anything like a young Carol Channing or Barbra. It's not even close.

Entertaining, Great singing, Edgy, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the music of Pasek & Paul and don't mind sobbing through most of the show (it is hard not to be moved)

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, pop music, screaming and/or crying teens.

Delightful, Profound, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to learn another side of 9/11 and see true generosity played out in original writing. So beautifully done, powerful, and moving.

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

Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love Rodgers & Hammerstein, beautiful voices, and exqusite dancing with superb choreography by Justin Peck!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals.

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy one woman shows with singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You might be offended by a woman utilizing male Haredi Jewish items of clothing (a bit controversial), or you don't like 1 woman shows.

Also This young lady is extremely talented and such a joy to watch. Hard to... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like stories about Texas and some really good country western singing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of lowbrow humor.

Also Leenya Rideout has a beautiful voice. Her singing and the director's g... Read more Read less

During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy seeing new musicals with extremely talented singer/actor/dancers and challenging subject matter

Don't see it if (Don't get offended: there are people like this) you are not interested in works featuring all black ensembles & (some racy) lgbtq topics

Also I was truly blown away. I was alternately laughing raucously and cryin... Read more Read less

Clever, Quirky, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a fresh take on the show.

Don't see it if You are a Sondheim purist. I am pretty sure that he would not approve of the one major casting change this group made.

Also Some of the singing was really great: Zangara and Czolgosch had wonder... Read more Read less

Midtown E
Ambitious, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Well-written

See it if You like young people jargon, spot-on characterizations of people with Asperger's.

Don't see it if You find fickle, vain young people flirting and talking about sex a lot to be excrutiatingly annoying.

Also The young man playing the person with Asperger's is extraordinary. Wor... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Musically-stunning

See it if You want to hear an extraordinary string quartet, piano, soprano, Dickinson poetry, and watch interesting slides

Don't see it if You expect a solid play or musical. This is more of a salon or musicale.

Also The acting is the least of the wonders of this show, which is not to s... Read more Read less

Wild Abandon
Entertaining, Ambitious, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like sort-of Irish folk songs and appreciate the fact that 1 woman can play many instruments in 1 show.

Don't see it if You don't like 1 woman shows, you expect to hear familiar songs, you don't like cabarets dressed up to resemble a show.

Also Ms Rideout is a lovely person with a good voice. Her personal stories ... Read more Read less

Before We're Gone
West Village
Excellent performances!, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You appreciate performers at the top of their game, excellent writing, and an absorbing, emotional storyline.

Don't see it if You prefer to watch lowbrow, fast-moving, mindless drivel.

Also Honestly, this was truly revelatory. This is up there with The Band's ... Read more Read less

During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Dizzying, Edgy, Wild!, Exhilarating, Great acting

See it if You like the Trainspotting movie and adventurous, immersive experiences w/ full nudity, improv, and wild, gritty acting w/ sexy abandon.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy audience participation, simulated drug use and body fluids, strobes, Scottish brogues, yelling, and loud music.

Also Trainspotting Live: A must-see for fans of the book and/or movie. Be p... Read more Read less

During previews
Log Cabin
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're interested in a play about lesbian, gay, bi, trans & queer folks, issues w/ relationships & the humor therein-&Jesse Tyler Ferguson!

Don't see it if You aren't interested in hearing characters discuss who among them is now mainstream and who is misunderstood.Lots of talk of & about babies

Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Masterful, Intense

See it if You like Billy Crudup and want to see him in a tour-de-force production.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows.

For a previous production
Ambitious, Dizzying, Overrated, Funny, Confusing

See it if You like faux-Brit in high dudgeon and lots of running around, sight gags, and clever stagecraft.

Don't see it if You don't like yelling, bad accents, lots of running around, and an utterly confusing play

Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Puppetry incredible

See it if You love the Disney film and want to be thoroughly moved by the gorgeous design work and thoughtful portrayals.

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

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Innovative

See it if You love the "in situ" experience of being in the pie shop while the show swirls all around you.

Don't see it if You are irked (as I was) by the loss of some stratospheric falsetto singing by gender-switching casting.

Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Must see

See it if You want to be dazzled by stage craft and be transported to a magical world. I've gone twice and it warrants repeated viewings! Love it! Go!

Don't see it if You don't like Harry Potter or the thought of a combined almost 6 hours between the 2 parts seems like a LOT.

Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You love Dave Yazbeck's music, you can relax & settle in to a slow, sensuous piece that depicts a slice of life, a moment between 2 cultures

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and/or want something fast-paced.

Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if The subject matter interests you: a hearing professor embarks on a relationship with a deaf young woman and they deal with challenges.

Don't see it if You don't like Joshua Jackson, as he does the bulk of the heavy lifting.

Resonant, Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to see a masterful actor in her prime, a very talented ensemble, and inventive, engaging staging.

Don't see it if You don't like flashing lights, fast cuts, addiction as a topic.