Jill C

Garfield | 50-64 | Female
About:  Truly love ALL things Theatre! Trek in from jersey just about every night to see something as there is ALWAYS something amazing to experience!
Reviews (106)
97
Epic, Enchanting, Must see, Masterful, Magic!

See it if you know anything about the Harry Potter stories or want to see theatre magic at it's best!

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

81
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if want to see a rarely staged Vonnegut story. Great actors in a small intimate space. Interesting!

Don't see it if you don't like male characters behaving as if they rule the world and need to show off their big bad he-man ways.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Love great acting, political dramas and intimate spaces.

Don't see it if you need a big flashy setwa/production or don't to know about politics between two nations.

83
During previews
Education
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A glimpse into the life of 2 intelligent teens who want to change the problems of this country but don't know how.

Don't see it if you don't want to understand what happens on a daily basis in todays highschools.

81
Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to see what Albee is all about.

Don't see it if looking for a flashy production. this is a minimalist stage/performance.

Also Homelife left much to be desired for me. BUT - the Zoo Story is such a... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Fluffy, Great singing, Juke box musical, Entertaining

See it if you like Jimmy Buffet or want to see everything on Broadway.

Don't see it if if you hate juke box musicals where the story lines are forced into Buffet's lyrics.

Also I wanted to like it.. I do appreciate it for what it is, but still, it... Read more Read less

84
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like solo shows about topics that are relevant to today's issues. If you are a parent that has ever tried to understand your child.

Don't see it if you don't like solo shows or need a big production value. but i would still highly recommend to see it!

87
Mother Lode
Chelsea
Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Mother-daughter relationship, Absorbing

See it if like solo shows that touch your heart. Understand what may go on in the mind of both the aging parent and the caregiving daughter.

Don't see it if don't like solo shows or need a showy performance in order to value an expert performance.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if To see Mark Rylance do what he does best. He's masterful. The staging is beautiful & the singing is something not normally seen on broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with music or need a musical full of flash. Don't like period pieces.

73
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you are a McNally fan and want to see all of his catalog. Want to see a glimpse of Diaghilev's brilliant if troubled life.

Don't see it if don't like slow build theatre or expecting to see dance. offended by nudity or homophobic subject matter.

Also Marsha Mason looks amazing :)

78
During previews
Balls
Midtown E
Clever, Great staging, Funny, Tennis.

See it if Want a fun night at the theatre. Story told with lots of energy and unique staging of a tennis match.

Don't see it if Don’t want a high enery show or have no desire to see a story about Billie Jean King.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Theatre that makes you think, teaches you something you may not already know & support great theatre!

Don't see it if You are racist and won't see anything other than old white boring men talk on stage.

Also Was truly surprised how funny, information packed and emotional this s... Read more Read less

74
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Confusing, Great acting, Quirky, Clever

See it if are a fan of Enda Walsh & want his play with a minimalist approach. Pig & Runt may be hard to understand, but the movements make clear.

Don't see it if You need to understand every word. The Cork accent along with Pig and Runts OWN intimate language does make it hard to understand.

Also I have to admit, that i didn't like the play the last time i saw it ye... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Solo show, Play with singing, Great acting

See it if like solo shows with great story telling. Interesting facts of the golden age hollywood. The drive of ambition & the lengths to get noticed

Don't see it if don't like solo shows or don't like to see despair of talented people with big dreams who can't get noticed.

80
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Confusing, Dystopian

See it if you like theater that makes you think and takes on a very interesting subject of what happens if WO-man is no longer on this earth.

Don't see it if you can not suspend your beliefs of here and now. Need theater that spells everything out of you. Have issues against homosexuality.

94
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want an imaginative show of a fable. intimate theatre and great staging.

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

55
Disappointing, Concert, christmas

See it if you have nothing else to do and want to hear some christmas music. Josh Kaufman and Candance Glover's voices are wonderful.

Don't see it if if you are expecting a Broadway performance or think that Danny Aiello must be worth the price of admission.

Also Josh Kaufman and Candace Glover do shine, but the rest just seems like... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Hot Mess
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Romantic, Hilarious

See it if You like rom-coms and quirky characters. A quick show that makes you laugh.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or don't want to hear about men's body parts.

Also Truly loved the entire cast!

87
Squeamish
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Solo performance

See it if You want 90 minutes of master acting. Alison Fraser is masterful and griping.

Don't see it if You dislike stories of blood, death and high anxiety. The story and the theatre is very, very dark.

79
Red Light Winter
East Village
Great acting, Sexually explicit, Sensual

See it if like plays about flawed humans. excellent acting and a story that you won't find in most big playhouses.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity or sex on stage. you only want upbeat happy stories or don't want to believe that all people have flaws.

89
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Moving,

See it if you want masterful acting. Both Arnie and Matt are at the top of their game. Intimate, moving performances about a very special friendship.

Don't see it if You are homophobic , don't want to think about the AIDS crisis or don't know how to be a good friend.

85
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Great set design

See it if you like quick banter and self reflections. Funny at times, but heart breaking as well. good theater!

Don't see it if you need a linear story line. The story jumps around a bit but not hard to follow.

Also even if you don't know about tennis, the story will still appeal becau... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like theatre that makes you think and are able to compare modern day issues with past events. The cast is great, quirky and smart.

Don't see it if You only like light and fluffy subject matter, but make no mistake, this play is FUNNY in so many parts. It's relevant and should be seen!

81
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You want a smart drama about the have and have nots. A family drama of trying to make it in life. Like gut wrenching peformances.

Don't see it if You don't want to acknowledge the real poverty that exists. That real people work the best they can & still don't have enough to live on.

90
9 Circles
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound

See it if like riveting performances of a troubled soul. Even terrible actions may have reasons behind them. Josh Collins gives an amazing performance

Don't see it if Don't want to know about the terrible events that happen in war time. If you want light-hearted theater that does not make you think.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You like small intimate plays no matter the subject matter. Like views on what dying may be like and what you may regret from the past.

Don't see it if you don't want 2 hours watching a woman die and the inner struggles she has with what has now become regret.

86
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Disco party

See it if You were around for Disco years and love the sound and feel of that era. GREAT singing & portrayal of a legend.Great party atmosphere!!

Don't see it if Don't like high energy musicals-or if you dislike audience members who can't sing singing along with the talented cast.

80
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if what would you do in a moral dilemma for someone you care about.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays about flawed people.

94
A Soldier's Play
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if want to see great acting in a truly absorbing story. A mystery, but filled with racial tensions & an insight on what racial military

Don't see it if no reason NOT to see it.Everyone should see this & look deep inside themselves as this is as relevant today as it was the day it was written

90
Spaceman
East Village
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if Like solo shows with a strong woman.

Don't see it if Loud noises or strobe lights bother you.

77
Clever, Different, Artistic, Diorama?

See it if You are OK with different definitions of "theatre". This is not actors on a stage or around you. You need to let your imagination guide yo.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit isolated for 45 minutes with headphones on.

Also I did NO research as to what this show was about before attending. Was... Read more Read less

80
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Great singing, Refreshing, Nostalgic, Musical revue, What a cast!

See it if love rarely performed musicals sung by an amazing cast! Bravo Encores! for doing something different!

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

Also Absolutely LOVED being there in the room where it happened when Joel G... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Dysfunctional family

See it if Like family relationship plays with humor and character flaws. Like a wide range of emotions in one play.

Don't see it if don't like family conflict plays.

81
Jericho
East Village
Great acting, Entertaining, Original story of carousel, Quirky

See it if You want the full story behind the Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel. It's so cool to see the story not in musical form!

Don't see it if you are expecting the musical or need a full and lavish version of the classical musical.

Also I'm seeing the revival next month and I am now even more excited to se... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Confusing, Slow, Great staging, Segregation

See it if Like to see world premiers.

Don't see it if you need to understand the story being told and if your seat is on stage left. you will miss some of the actions & need to crane your neck

79
The Undertaking
Midtown E
Clever, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the civilians. If you like theatre told in an unique way. Like supporting 59e59 programming.

Don't see it if Don’t want 90 minutes exploring the topic of death.

Also The actors are excellent in how they moved in and out of other people’... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great acting, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intriguing

See it if You like theatre that surprises you with plot twists. Great acting, timely subject matter, intimate theater - GO SEE IT!!!

Don't see it if you like stories laid out for you in predictable plots. Don't like dramas about family dynamics.

Also This play truly surprised me. I love everything at the Barrow Group, s... Read more Read less

70
Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the TV series. Like musicals and can understand the references of the show.

Don't see it if you want a serious musical.

79
Great singing, Great staging, History

See it if Like new musicals with a history lesson. Small theatre that showcases GREAT talent. See it for the gem that is Molly Pope.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or don't like to support new musicals.

85
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love musicals and want to see a flashy, fun production. Even if you don't know Spongebob or like me and don't like SP-it's still great!

Don't see it if you need a quite theatre for a musical. The kids are rowdy and not exactly great theatre patrons. If you don't like musicals or happiness.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Slow

See it if Like theater that makes you pay attention to what is going on at every moment. Helps if you know some of the history of the real events.

Don't see it if You can't sit through 3 hours of a slow burn. Need theater handed to you as if you are a middle schooler and can't follow events.

80
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Want to see more of a concert with some story telling thrown in. Performers are top notch and entertaining. Quick show.

Don't see it if You don't like loud bands. If you are wanting to see a full play with music. this is music with some story telling

Also At my performance, 3 'older' audience members left during the show.I c... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Solo

See it if Love a masterful solo storytelling performance.

Don't see it if Solo shows aren't your thing and need a lot of flash and change of scenery to make an evening worth your while.

79
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, sexy, surreal

See it if you enjoy absurdist type humor, want to see a first rate cast and need a night of laughter. Laura Benanti is sexy and funny & true Broadway.

Don't see it if Tickets are quite expensive and hard to come by. The story line is hard to follow and although funny, not worth top dollar in my opinion.

65
During previews
Great singing, Disappointing, Needs work

See it if You are a fan of the actors as they are trying their best.

Don't see it if you want a fully fleshed out musical. The talent is definitely there, but it felt more high-schoolish to me?

80
During previews
No Wake
Midtown E
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an intimate night of theatre. Small space - can really feel the emotions of the actors. Hard subject to tackle, but well done.

Don't see it if do not want to deal with the subject of suicide or have a troubled relationship with your children. The beginning was a little slow.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Sexy

See it if Intense performances are what you crave. It's my idea of perfect NYC theater! t's not for your mom or ladies who lunch. it's theatre for now

Don't see it if simulated sex and violence makes you uncomfortable. This is a amazing production, but it has raunch and nudity - but the boys are beautiful!

49
During previews
The End of Longing
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to see Matthew Perry or Jennifer Morrison in a play rather on TV.

Don't see it if don't like wasting money or like good acting. I thought the acting was the worst I've seen in long time. laughable for all the wrong reasons

86
The View UpStairs
East Village
Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if like Theater that goes for the 'site specific' look.GREAT singing & a topic that is just as relevant as it was when the event happened.

Don't see it if Don't want to face what a messed up nation we are to still have some of the same hatred that was around generations ago. GO SEE THIS MUSICAL

79
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if Like great staging with a unique concept. Slightly immersive story telling of two time periods. Love the Debate Society work.

Don't see it if you need a solid plot line and can't let yourself imagine two different time periods told in the same story line.