jed 8006

New Rochelle | 65+ | Male
About:  Recovering Art Director... designed a few B'way windowcards back in the day.
Reviews (44)
70
Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're a potter fan & you like comedy parodies. Starts slow but gets there.

Don't see it if you are fed up with Harry Potter or don't like parody.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Intelligent

See it if you are a Sondheim fan. It's a nice production of a campus favorite

Don't see it if unless you are a Sondheim fan. Structurally awkward and dark.

80
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like plays about brothers, family and Hollywood. Sam Shepard's intelligent and witty play well performed by a great cast.

Don't see it if you're looking for big spectacle or a traditionally structured play.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you want to see a delightful story well told. Excellent performances from Karl and Banks. And, the music was just good enough.

Don't see it if you didn't care for the movie or you want a more innovative show.

85
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of well done juke box musicals and like the music of the 60's and 70's performed by an accomplished cast.

Don't see it if you've never heard of Carol King or hate the juke box musical genre.

Also Everything that is right about "Beautiful" is pretty much everything t... Read more Read less

78
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you'd like a quirky, tuneful musical. You don't have to like the Go Go's or 16th century poetry–but it helps. Surprisingly fun.

Don't see it if you hate 80's pop or the whole idea of juke box musicals.

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you would enjoy a play in same vein as "Noises Off". It was an enjoyable evening with a spirited cast.

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

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you like juke box musicals with an excellent high energy cast.

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

90
Ambitious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like dazzling stage craft and staging. A slow first act of part one is easily overcome as the play ramps up to the finale.

Don't see it if you despise fantasy or the Wizarding World. or if you're a cranky muggle who doesn't like long plays.

40
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You have eight year old daughter or granddaughter. That's the only reason.

Don't see it if you expect more from Broadway than a blown out Disney on Ice arena show.

85
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like absorbing, well acted plays about the importance of others who are differently abled. The performance of Lauren Ridloff is great!

Don't see it if You are not interested or resentful of others different from yourself.

55
Cliched, Dated, About what you'd expect

See it if you're a Parrot Head, or you find juke box musicals with riduculous books to be your cup of tea.

Don't see it if you're not a Parrot Head, or you don't like that one song Jimmy Buffet wrote.

90
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You're a Sondheim fan or like to see musical theater re-imagined.

Don't see it if you don't like meat pies...

Also I saw the original Broadway production. This version manages to play i... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Serious

See it if you like thought provoking musicals... with a folk music vibe.

Don't see it if you don't like non-linear structure. It jumps around.

Also It's kind of an "Our Town" meets "Spoon River Anthology" with folk mus... Read more Read less

95
Great acting, Riveting, Masterful

See it if Great acting is what you want, this cast is masterful! Mark Rylance embraces his character!

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical. This is a play with music.

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like baseball history and want to see a good ensemble cast.

Don't see it if the East village is a little too seedy for you or you want something with a happy ending

Also The play is constructed in episodes. My only complaint is that the tra... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if Your family is just awful and you'd feel better if you saw an even worse family...

Don't see it if You prefer plays with a point

Also Can't figure what the point of the play was.

85
Funny, Hilarious, Dizzying, Quirky, Fun

See it if It is a really stupid show that is also a whole lot of fun! The transformation of the Palace theater is astounding.

Don't see it if If you're only interested in theater as art. (art should be in italics)

70
Romantic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A universal story, better than I expected

Don't see it if its a very slight show

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you want to be amazed

Don't see it if you should see it

70
Romantic, Fluffy, Great singing, Cliched, Clever

See it if While it isn't a Disney princess musical, it sure seems like one.

Don't see it if you don't like gooey gowns...

90
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting

See it if It's a big splashy musical! It's a big show!

Don't see it if You're looking for Chehkov...

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you like revivals or of Cole Porter. Brilliant singing (as always) from Kelli O'Hara. Studio 54 seems a little cramped for this big a show.

Don't see it if you don't care for revivals or just prefer something new.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in political plays or if you are interested in how the anti war movement of the 60's is relevant today. Excellent cast.

Don't see it if you are looking for some escapism.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you like insightful, thought provoking plays with great music as well.

Don't see it if you like effects laden candy floss plays.

40
Excruciating, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like theme park shows about gorillas.

Don't see it if you want good music or an interesting book. Nothing to see here but a big monkey puppet. This show does not deserve to be on Broadway.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you love Cher. See it if you like Las Vegas style musical revues. This is not a book musical.

Don't see it if you don't particularly like Cher or you don't care for the Juke Box musical style.

95
Great singing, Delightful, Masterful

See it if you want to see a wonderful revival of the Lerner and Lowe masterpiece. Brilliant cast, wonderfully staged.

Don't see it if you don't care for traditional musicals lovingly staged.

65
Disappointing, Good singing, Cliched

See it if you are a big disco fan and like juke box musicals

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Donna Summer's music or you are a fan of coherent musical theater

Also The use of narration to hold the story together is weak.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Classic

See it if You like classic musical theater. I saw the show with Bernadette Peters and I can't imagine there has ever been a better Dolly. A fun show!

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

Also I saw it seated in the middle of a high school theater group. I highly... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy conspiracy theories concerning the bard or just a fan of the era. The play is well acted and well written. Well worth a visit.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or prefer contemporary plays.

85
Great singing, Romantic, Nostalgic

See it if you love classic musicals performed by some of the best on Broadway. It was great to see a show were dance played an important part again.

Don't see it if you are not interested in old school theater.

95
Great acting, Absorbing, Brilliant

See it if you want to see a brilliantly written, conceived, produced and performed piece of theatrical history. Lane and Garfield are perfect!

Don't see it if I can't really think of a reason.

85
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you want a thoughtful, well produced show with music you'll not hear anywhere else on Broadway.

Don't see it if you want razzle dazzle

80
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Family friendly

See it if you want an entertaining and amusing performance all ages can enjoy.

Don't see it if you're cranky and hate kids and/or Shakespeare

Also The Victory Theater is a great place to see a show!

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you're interested in issues concerning differently able people or the complications of the family dynamic.

Don't see it if people with disabilities make you uncomfortable.

Also I'm the father of a disabled young man so there were parts of this pla... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Honestly, this is for parents, their kids and any one who cares about others.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason to not see it.

Also This is really wonderful theater with meaning and pure entertainment.

70
Ambitious, Clever, Needs work

See it if You're interested in the source of "Carousel" or enjoy serious plays.

Don't see it if you're looking for an evening of bubbly entertainment.

Also This play deserves a larger venue. The cast was earnest and hard worki... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Entertaining, Good ensemble cast

See it if You liked La Cage aux Folles, or you liked Billy Elliot. It's an uplifting and positive show.

Don't see it if You're a republican...

80
Ambitious, Indulgent, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if If you like Puccinni, I guess. It's entertaining.

Don't see it if You are tired of Andrew Lloyd Weber (God knows I am)

Also Saw the show again (after 30 years) and actually liked it much better.... Read more Read less

45
Disappointing, Funny

See it if You thought the movie was great.

Don't see it if want to see original Broadway entertainment.

Also This is no better than the movie, and the movie wasn't that good...

65
Ambitious, Overrated, Great staging, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like the movie... or you come with a child who liked the movie

Don't see it if didn't like the movie or you prefer traditional musicals.

Also The staging and costumes are great! I saw it late in the run and, fran... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like irreverent humor

Don't see it if you're Mormon...

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You love innovation in the theater

Don't see it if just see it...