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)
75
During previews
Church & State
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you are pro-gun control. It's a short play, but very impactful in it's message of why we need gun control . It's not overly religious.

Don't see it if Events such as Newtown still fill you with grief. The events are very similar and i found my heart breaking again.

93
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you don't know the life story of George Rose - (i only knew of My Fair Lady) & want to know his story told by a close friend-told masterfuly

Don't see it if don't want to know the dark side of an amazing actor. but really, don't we all have some sort of dark side??? go see it!!!

91
Must see, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if have not seen an August Wilson play on stage this is a GREAT primer for his amazing work. Actors were spot on & story relevant still today!

Don't see it if Only reason I can think of for not seeing it is if you ONLY see musicals and feel that anything else is beneath you.

95
During previews
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you have never seen a production of Sunset Blvd & want an amazing production with Glenn Close & FULL orchestra! Glenn is the perfect Norma!

Don't see it if You see shows solely to see a full set of Norma's mansion or dislike a full orchestra on set.

Also Also, I have never been a huge fan of the OBCR - i've only really love... Read more Read less

61
Plenty
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are a Public subscriber and you need to see everything there.

Don't see it if As mamma says-if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.Taking her advice here since it may just be me that didn't like it.

85
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love the musical or have never seen it before.It does so much with such a small space! 1 word that keeps coming to mind is 'delightful'!

Don't see it if you are expecting a big flashy production - it's VERY small, but very big on talent and love!

77
Clever, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if like Acapella performances and enjoy smaller Fringe type shows. Unique take on a side show and the people that are involved.A love story

Don't see it if Don't like Fringe shows or only like big flashy shows. But still, go see it, as it may change your mind of what a Fringe show really is.

92
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Want an 'immersive' experience on a Shakespearean classic. You haven't seen this play & want a performance that will keep your attention.

Don't see it if Only like fluffy musicals. Bright lights or loud noises bother you.

Also Patrick Page..enough said!! See it for him and fall in love with the r... Read more Read less

85
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if Want to support all female cast and creatives!! Like non traditional settings & want a glimpse into what teens talk and worry about.

Don't see it if don't like non traditional settings, gossping girls or want to support the wave of the future of a an all female cast and creatives.

70
Funny, Current affairs, musical

See it if you want a night of humor about current topics in the last year. Like impressions and can laugh at all things.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh, easily offended or have lived under a rock for a year and don't know what's been going on in the news.

95
Butler
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Must see, Relevant

See it if you love GREAT acting and need a history lesson not often talked about. Funny and so heart breaking at the same time. Go see it!

Don't see it if you only like flashy productions that say absolutely nothing. don't want to be reminded of a part of history that we should be ashamed of.

89
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Delightful, Ambitious, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if You love dancing at its finest. See incredible broadway performers all on one stage! See it before it closes as it should NOT be closing!!

Don't see it if you don't like tap dancing but even then this show could change your mind about it!

70
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Original

See it if See Tim Daly in the theatre instead of TV.Like dysfunctional families even if they are set in the future.Sadly a case of what could be.

Don't see it if want a fast moving play, expecting a REALLY sci-fi play or get really angry at what the world may be like in the future if we don't fix now.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic

See it if You love musicals - especially those that nod to days gone by. You LOVE Laura Benanti, Zach Levi or Gavin Creel - the whole cast is great.

Don't see it if don't like musicals, love stories or don't like singing.. but really, go see it!!

86
During previews
Keep
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like plays about relationships between sisters or ever wondered what really goes on in the mind of a hoarder. Intense and heartbreaking.

Don't see it if You don't want to see sisters behaving like real sisters. squabbling, not always liking, but always there for each other.

55
Confusing, Original, Relevant

See it if You want to see a very intimate performance of the actor performing the show. Like not knowing what to expect at all walking into a show.

Don't see it if Looking for something deep coming from an iranian writer or looking for an indepth portayal of a life in Iran.

76
Original, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Lbgt theater , tony winner

See it if Want something original & thought provoking on Broadway. Want to see a Tony Winner. Like family drama's want to see a play in the round.

Don't see it if you don't like family drama's or homophobic - but then that's the case for why you should see it! Theatre is opening your horizons!!!

85
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny

See it if Love to see women playwrights and an all female superb cast. Like period plays or have liked anything the Mint has produced in the past.

Don't see it if You want to see a man on stage - don't like 'bickering' or like to see what probably goes on in every workplace where there are many women.

92
During previews
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like musical comedies, like Steven Pasquale or Leslie Kritzer - the whole ensemble is sooo good! The music is Great!

Don't see it if don't like musicals or comedies, can't suspend your imagination for 90 minutes to enjoy a delightful show. If you want a serious stuffy play

81
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like topics that make you aware that there is life outside NYC. See it if you love great acting and fast pace information.

Don't see it if You don't like 2 handers, don't want to admit that there is war being waged around the world or need a story straightforward.

86
Please Continue
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You love great acting and subject matter that makes you think.

Don't see it if You are looking for a night of comedy or don't like great acting.

68
Snow White
West Village
Original, Raunchy, Slow

See it if You want to see something original with great dancing, avant-garde type semi-burleque. Like small very cool venues and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like nudity or burlesque. Thought it was a little slow but loved the second act. Not sure why it was mostly spoken in german?

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Clever, Edgy, Original, Intense

See it if want a truly unique evening out. Its nothing like you've experienced before. You can participate as much or as little as you want.

Don't see it if if you don't like wearing a mask, or want to be told what to do through out the night.If you want to stick to the people you came with.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Epic

See it if you love Kelli O'Hara and want to see an true epic musical with lavish staging. Shall we Dance alone is worth the price of admission!

Don't see it if don't like musicals

86
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if even if you've seen Fiddler before as this is a true tribute to the original. It will grab you from the first bars of Tradition!

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

99
During previews
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love immersive theater, love great singing & acting or have not seen Sweeney Todd in person. If you love unique experiences!! GO SEE IT!

Don't see it if don't like immersive theater or don't like the sight of fake blood are about the ONLY reasons I can think of why not to see this.

Also I can talk for hours about this show. I was enthralled from the moment... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Strong female lead

See it if want a strong female lead who carries the show. Story of a woman who thinks she has it all, but does she?and at what price. Family dynamics

Don't see it if You don't want to see a strong woman fight for everything she's worked for. Don't like messy family dynamics.

52
During previews
Confusing

See it if You a play that will leave you thinking what may or may not have happened. Are able to follow a thin plot line of what may be in the future.

Don't see it if You need a strong plot or something that makes sense. Don't see if it you get bored easily or do not like long rambling openings.

Also I have to say that I did not get the point of this play at all. I enjo... Read more Read less

99
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see what human voices can do. The acappella and set design is so refreshing to the landscape of current broadway. GO SEE THIS!!

Don't see it if If dislike musicals. But this isn't like any other musical, so there isn't a reason why you shouldn't see it!!!

94
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Must see

See it if Want a truly unique experience!It's not just Broadway-it's an adventure! Dave Malloy at his finest!The entire cast is fantastic!

Don't see it if Need a plot line spelled out for you (There's a cheat sheet in the program) or expecting a Groban concert - he's not the only star in this!

Also If you are able, i truly recommend sitting on stage. you are so much p... Read more Read less

82
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You know the story of The Sound of Music-it helps with the underlying story & humor. Like performance of the back stories of lesser chacters

Don't see it if you think it will be a musical or campy production of SOM or offended by a cherished character that may have a 'deviant' dark side.

81
Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if Are a Harry Potter fan & want a different take on lesser known characters.The insights were spot on & although it helps to know the stpry.

Don't see it if Know nothing about Harry Potter - you may be lost, but will still laugh at the antics.

77
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great dancing, biopic

See it if You love musicals and great dancing. If you don't know Jimmy Cagney's life story and want a glimpse of what it was like. enjoyable night.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or great tap dancing. Sometimes difficult to follow the story line.

83
During previews
The Roads To Home
West Village
Masterful, Slow, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Want to see 3 master actresses in an intimate setting giving us a wonderful glimpse into the past. The first act is truly a delight!

Don't see it if don't like horton foote, but the first act may change your mind. Need a flashy show to keep your interest or don't want to see great acting!

82
During previews
Aubergine
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if Want a reminder of what theater can do to your soul. It is a story about death, but it will make you think of your life. Made me tear up.

Don't see it if don't want to think about death, but it is the one thing that we will all experience. If you want a fluffy piece & not awesome storytelling.

70
Paramour
Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Acrobatic, Refreshing

See it if You love Cirque and want to see them dive into musical theatre. Want a night out to see a different kind of amazingly talented artists!

Don't see it if You have already prejudged it by thinking its not real broadway & can't appreciate a different kind of talent on broadway or a broadway snob

91
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if get a glimpse of factory workers who may be displaced & the very personal way it affects lives when companies fail. Truly a remarkable piece

Don't see it if no reason not to! I've not seen a standing ovation like this for a non-musical in a very long time!

91
For a previous production
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Original, Profound, Romantic

See it if Love non-traditional theatre presented in a very cool way. Want to learn the history of a play that was written far before its time. go see!

Don't see it if Uou are anti-semetic or need a play clearly laid out. If same sex kissing upsets you then you have different problems but still see this!

90
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Must see, Original, Relevant

See it if You want to see how in the midst of horror, life goes on and how survivors deal. Humor in the face of adversity and strong female actresses

Don't see it if Uncomfortable with the subject matter of rape and war or have trouble hearing or understanding thick accents.

53
Hughie
Midtown W
Confusing, Didn't get it

See it if You want to see Forrest Whitaker on stage or if you want to check another O'Neill play off your list.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a play about anything of importance. I just didn't get it, but did enjoy seeing Forest.

75
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want an evening of comedy not ordinarily see in an off broadway show. You like to see audience participation. You like physical comedy.

Don't see it if Want a serious play or don't like to laugh. The show is made up of 'skits', with musical interludes so if you don't like small vinnettes.

91
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You want to see a classic broadway musical. It has every box checked-great actors, great costumes & set, a story known by most people. Go!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals - but you should anyway since it's what a Broadway musical is all about. :)

79
During previews
Red Speedo
East Village
Great acting, Original, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are in the mood for a quick play (only 80 minutes long). want to see a cool set and love extremely quick dialog. Like family dramas.

Don't see it if Are looking for a fast paced. Although alot goes on - it seemed very slow to me. Staring at a basically naked man for 80 min isn't for you.

91
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Musical

See it if You love the full Broadway spectacle of music, dance, staging and love to stand up and cheer for the characters!

Don't see it if you are too ignorant to enjoy gorgeous & talented drag queens - stay home as the world doesn't need you out in public.

70
I And You
Midtown E
Plot twist, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You love plot twists and enjoy new works.

Don't see it if You have an angry teenager at home & already listen to someone bitching all the time. If sudden mood swings outbursts make you want scream.

77
Shear Madness
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Fluffy

See it if Want a zany night of theatre, like bad puns and want to be part of an interactive audience.

Don't see it if Want to see serious theatre or don't like bad puns. There is no reason why you shouldn't see this - we all need some laughs everyday!

78
During previews
The Humans
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want a living room drama or want to see a straight play.

Don't see it if if you are expecting excitement or profound paramormal plot line.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love musicals and want to see very talented kids!If you saw the movie, it is close to the same story but brought to live in song & dance

Don't see it if you hate kids or musicals.

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you love broadway musicals! love big production numbers and have a slight knowledge of Shakespeare

Don't see it if don't like musicals or don't want to see a comedy.

93
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Clever, Original

See it if want to see something imaginative & the back story of the tin man of Wizard of Oz.If you want a story told through movement instead of words

Don't see it if like alot of dialog or don't like imaginative staging