Joan 13

New Hyde Park | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (192)
94
Historical value, Great singing, Absorbing
January 16th, 2023

See it if You want to hear fantastic singing and hear a bit of history. Quite dark, but worth it!

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan or don’t go in for dark operas.

95
L’Elisir d’Amore
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing
January 12th, 2023

See it if You are in for an enchanting time at the opera. Finally a funny opera and no death! Delightful music and a-one singing!

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan.

Also Seeing Jose Camarena in this role is a bonus!

90
Fedora
Upper W Side
Melodic, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining
January 12th, 2023

See it if You love to hear beautiful music and fantastic singing. Also, the history aspect is very interesting,

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan.

78
Two Jews Talking
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
November 23rd, 2022

See it if You want a good laugh and appreciate Jewish humor. Not too much thinking here!

Don't see it if You are into heavy dramas and take things very seriously. This show will give you a good laugh, which we can all use,

85
Don Carlo
Upper W Side
Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining
November 10th, 2022

See it if You are a Verdi fan. Music is very melodic and the singing is great!

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

Also This is not my favorite Verdi opera, but I enjoyed it. It was a little... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining
November 9th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Neil Diamond’s music. The two Neils’s are very talented. Rest of the cast is amateur level, except for the shrink.

Don't see it if You don’t care if this production is not up to par, but very amateurish. Can’t go wrong with the music’

Also I can’t put my finger on it, but something is missing here. Background... Read more Read less

79
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining
November 3rd, 2022

See it if I was pleasantly surprised by this autobiographical show. It is heartwarming, heartbreaking and very interesting.There’s lots of humor too.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of one man shows. Especially autobiographical.

98
La Traviata
Upper W Side
Fabulous singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining
November 2nd, 2022

See it if You love Verdi and an excellent production of a must see opera! Beautiful music and an excellent cast, specifically Nadine Sierra.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of traditional opera and like the NEW atonal productions of what is called Opera, but is NOT Opera!

92
Good acting, Relevant, Thought provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 1st, 2022

See it if You do not have to be a baseball fan to enjoy this show. It’s not just about a gay issue, but about camoraderie and friendship.

Don't see it if You are prudish and have a thing against frontal nudity. Otherwise it’s a must see!

25
During previews
Terrible, irrelevant, waste of time,
October 29th, 2022

See it if Don’t see it! Complete waste of time. Play has nothing to do with the title. Title is misleading. This play could take place anywhere.

Don't see it if I almost walked out of this show. Was waiting for some relevance as to what was going on in Germany and America at the time. Nothing said!

Also What was the point of this show? Still trying to figure it out!

91
Cathartic, Revealing, Gut wrenching, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 15th, 2022

See it if You want to see a thrilling , harrowing family drama spanning over 100 years. Done in different time periods. Certainly kept my attention.

Don't see it if You are not into family drama and dynamics .

96
Idomeneo
Upper W Side
Great singing!, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining
October 15th, 2022

See it if You are a Mozart fan or not! Beautiful music and set. Glorious singing! A must see!

Don't see it if You do not like opera!

79
During previews
Chester Bailey
Chelsea
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining
October 15th, 2022

See it if You want to see great acting by a real father- son acting team! Unusual story, but kept my attention.

Don't see it if You are not into stories of how war can affect people and their thoughts and actions.

78
During previews
Timeless, Superb acting, Absorbing, Entertaining
October 2nd, 2022

See it if Want to see a timeless show with superb acting. A story of brotherly love that transcends time. A little too long, but worth it!

Don't see it if You are not into family sagas with sibling rivalry.

92
Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing
September 3rd, 2022

See it if You loved the book version and want to see a very clever play version. Acting is spot on and I certainly did not fall asleep!

Don't see it if You did not enjoy the book! An unexpected hit!!! Highly recommended! We

92
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting
June 22nd, 2022

See it if You are into new takes on an old classic. Excellent acting. Beautiful venue at the armory. Very compelling!

Don't see it if You are not a Hamlet fan. Very long. Two intermissions.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Overrated
June 22nd, 2022

See it if You are Stephen Sondheim fan. I am not, but wanted to see what all the Tony wins was about. Katrina Lenk, is in every scene. She is the show

Don't see it if You are not a Sondheim fan. What’s all the hoopla with Patti LuPone? She sings one song and gets a Tony?Don’t waste your time!

95
Romantic, Ambitious, Exquisite, Must see, Entertaining
June 22nd, 2022

See it if You want to see a REAL musical! Great scenery, costumes, dancing! Everything you can ask for in a musical!!!Sing along 🎶 with the music!

Don't see it if You are not into musicals!

70
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking
May 22nd, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Chekhov and are interested in a good family drama that can take place anywhere. Acting is so- so.

Don't see it if You are not a Chekhov fan or do not want to waste your time with a very amateur production.

95
Belfast Girls
Chelsea
Must see, Resonant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting
May 19th, 2022

See it if You are interested in Irish history dating from around1850. A period of history I knew nothing about, but was fascinating!

Don't see it if You are not interested in this period of Irish history. Sometimes it is hard to understand the Irish dialect, but you get the gist of it.

Also The acting is exceptional! The story of the three month voyage of sing... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
La Boheme
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing
May 14th, 2022

See it if You want to hear great music and singing! It is a classic opera. Huge chorus and lively dancing too!

Don't see it if You are not into opera!, and very sad stories!

Also Great for the opera beginner. The music is so melodious and beautiful.... Read more Read less

90
Lucia di Lammermoor
Upper W Side
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
May 14th, 2022

See it if You are into beautiful music with a fantastic , talented cast. The setting is completely new and very different.

Don't see it if You are not into opera with beautiful music and great singing.

Also The new setting takes a while to get into, but some might like it. I p... Read more Read less

13
Terrible, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Excruciating
May 14th, 2022

See it if You are into atonal, non-melodic music! This to me is NOT opera. If you want to see Hamlet with a twist, see this production.

Don't see it if You are into traditional, enchanting, beautiful opera.Hamlet is painful to your ears!

Also A waste of very talented singers! They could have been put to better u... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining
May 14th, 2022

See it if You want to see a show based on history in NY State plus an extremely talented cast to tell the story.

Don't see it if You are not into entertaining new musicals with great dancing and a great cast!

85
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
December 22nd, 2021

See it if You want to be pleasantly surprised and entertained. An interesting topic about LSD and how it affected three prominent personalities.

Don't see it if You are not into the topic or have no interest in LSD. Otherwise, it is extremely entertaining!

Also Dancing is fantastic and the entire cast is quite good. Give it a try!

78
The Visitor
East Village
Relevant, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking
December 12th, 2021

See it if This can be Broadway bound, but needs more work! Relevant storyline, good music that is quite catchy! Singing and dancing quite good!

Don't see it if You are not into woke topics such as immigration and the plight of the undocumented.But this is done very well and is quite enjoyable!

68
Dated, Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing
December 10th, 2021

See it if You are into hearing new comedians, who aren’t funny, but just talk about their life experiences!

Don't see it if Don’t waste your time! There are better shows out there!And better, more entertaining comedians.

95
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining
December 2nd, 2021

See it if You are interested in American History presented in a unique way of storytelling-a combination of rap and very melodic music!

Don't see it if You are not into American History or rap! But, it is so unique that it is worth a go!

100
Masterful, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Must see, Entertaining
December 2nd, 2021

See it if You are into great special effects and a wonderful story also! You don’t have to be a fan of Harry Potter! It’s amazing!!!

Don't see it if Just see it! You’ll be pleasantly surprised!!!

78
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing
November 19th, 2021

See it if You are into “rock” musicals and not into traditional old fashioned melodic musicals like Carousel, Oklahoma etc.

Don't see it if You do not like very, very loud musicals! Also, music is not very melodic. Cast is talented, but wasted in this setting!

Also What is all the hype about this musical about?

79
Ambitious, Relevant, Profound, Great singing, Entertaining
November 19th, 2021

See it if Want to be truly entertained by a great , talented cast and are into issues dealing with culture and race.

Don't see it if You are not into woke issues!

79
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting
September 30th, 2021

See it if You are into the history and inter-relationships of the Lehman family.Great acting by entire cast and unique staging!

Don't see it if You are not into the history and power struggles of one of America’s wealthiest families.

65
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Banal, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing
March 6th, 2020

See it if You are into family doings and have nothing better to do for 2 hours and fortyfive minutes!

Don't see it if Very disappointing and boring. Could!t wait for it to be over. Don’t waist your time!

69
Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Funny
February 27th, 2020

See it if You are curious about how a movie was turned into a show. Or want to see Mr. Maisel in person. Never saw the movie, so I can’t compare.

Don't see it if You are into heavy theater or really good musicals. Fluffy and so- so. If you have something better to do, do it!

91
During previews
Must see, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great singing
February 27th, 2020

See it if You are a Bob Dylan fan or not! So entertaining and there actually is a story. Cast is super talented!Love the staging!

Don't see it if Just see it!! So enjoyable. I am NOT a Bob Dylan fan, but the singers have a new twist on his music. It’s not that I don’t like his music.I

Also I don’t like Dylan’s annoying voice!

91
During previews
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting
January 15th, 2020

See it if You want to see great theater, staging and directing. Acting is excellent and the story is as old as time!

Don't see it if You are not in the mood for serious drama and would rather see fluff!

88
Funny, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting
January 15th, 2020

See it if You are into family relationships, especially children and their elder parents. Very touching, poignant and great acting.

Don't see it if You are not into family dramas concerning elderly parents.

Also Len Cariou and Craig Bierko are excellent together.

77
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
December 20th, 2019

See it if You like farce, comedy, fun and great acting! The Irish Rep does a great job recreating older shows! A family mix up of sorts!

Don't see it if You are not into farce or comedy and would rather see a musical or drama.

75
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Disappointing, Intense, Ambitious, Thought-provoking
December 14th, 2019

See it if You saw the movie and liked it. Very talented performers, but show needs tweaking!

Don't see it if It reminds me of an amateur high school musical! Disappointed in the director.Save your money for Hadestown or Tina.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining
December 14th, 2019

See it if You are a Harry Connick and Cole Porter fan. There is a big band that is fantastic!Can’t beat the music!!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Harry Connick or Cole Porter or just do not like one man musical shows or would rather see a drama.

85
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 12th, 2019

See it if You are into illusion and mind reading.You will be mystified and blown away by this wonderful, entertaining man.

Don't see it if You are not into illusion and mind reading.

77
During previews
Romantic, Fluffy, Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining
December 3rd, 2019

See it if You are into fairy tales,especially in Yiddish with translation. Delightfully staged and costumed.A fun time with pleasant music.

Don't see it if You are not into fairytales or are expecting a Broadway extravaganza.

78
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting
December 1st, 2019

See it if You are a fan of Judith Ivey and are into serious family drama. The actor who plays the son was fantastic!

Don't see it if You are not into very long, serious family drama and want something lighter.

79
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Great acting
December 1st, 2019

See it if You are into intense, quirky dramas with superb acting. It’s a little hard to understand some of the dialect.

Don't see it if You want to see something light or flighty. You have to think about this one!

91
During previews
Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting
November 18th, 2019

See it if Like family dramas that make you think! Applicable to today. Wonderful acting!

Don't see it if Are not into family dramas and would rather see a musical.

90
Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
November 14th, 2019

See it if You are a Tina Turner fan ! Adrianne Warren is amazing as Tina. Great staging, dancing and a superior cast. Highly entertaining.

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

91
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Must see
November 14th, 2019

See it if You are a fan of the book or the movie- even better! The role of Scout is so pivatol to the show and supremely acted!

Don't see it if Just see it, unless you have something against it.

Also The entire cast was superb!

92
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Must see, Funny, Great acting
October 15th, 2019

See it if You are a Tracy Letts fan and are into thought provoking shows with a fantastic lead actor who deserves a Tony!

Don't see it if You are not into total nudity. The essence of the show could have been told without the nudity!

69
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Banal, Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing
October 8th, 2019

See it if You are into amateur high school musicals with no redeeming quality! Boring and not very talented actors!

Don't see it if You really want to see a fantastic original musical. This is NOT it!

75
During previews
Dublin Carol
Chelsea
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting
September 22nd, 2019

See it if You enjoy theater at the Irish Rep.!Acting is always superb. Or you are into family drama.

Don't see it if You are not into family dramas.