JoEllen50

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (42)
97
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This was brilliant. This was masterfully performed and staged. Every actor was so very good in their role. It was a night of pure pleasure

Don't see it if If you hate Shakespeare. It's the only reason not to go

91
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if M.C.Hall is quite good with this challenging show. I have seen it twice as I really like his work as an actor

Don't see it if Don't go if low action monologues aren't your thing.

91
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Relevant

See it if Gloria Steinem's life and the women of the movement is important and impressive history. The work is not done and this was so inspiring.

Don't see it if Not for bigots or brainwashed. Some people just can't handle the truth. Then maybe this might crack some hearts and minds. Hopeful message

96
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Fantastic acting from this wonderful cast. The play is timely and so well told. Over the top on purpose and staged well. No reason to not go

Don't see it if If you are a pro war sexist this is not for you....even though you might actually learn something.

94
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if I was surprised at how much I really enjoyed this show. So much silly fun and creative storytelling. The Genie is the show and the villains

Don't see it if If you are hard to please. Hate fun. Hate happy people. Hate fantasy stories. No? Then this is not for you.

87
Hope
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if This was an amazing show. The acting was brilliant and moving. So many layers and details to the personal story. I was so glad to see this.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see serious and disturbing reality of a womans life. Not for those looking for light fare. This had disturbing twists.

85
Little Rock
East Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if I remember as a child when this happened. This was an excellent production that told the story of those brave yet scared children. Powerfu

Don't see it if If you can't face the truth of our racist history.....

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if I can see why this movie won so many awards. The musical on Broadway captured it perfectly

Don't see it if If you are looking for fast paced flashy stories this is not for you.

80
Dress of Fire
West Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like the classics and how they relate to today

Don't see it if If serious story telling is not your thing.

89
During previews
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Profound

See it if So many interesting layers to this story. Like peeling an onion with each twist and revelation. Excellent acting and truth of a life story

Don't see it if If you don't want to confront race relations in depth.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if It was like a party with Jimmy Buffet fans. Just a silly fun upbeat show. Clever and very entertaining. Audience was totally into it.

Don't see it if If you aren't a fan of Jimmy Buffetts music. If you are looking for indepth story telling. If you are a stuffed shirt.

89
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Eve Ensler is a master story teller. She paints her journey with cancer with vivid imagery and humor. Her work with women of the world. A gi

Don't see it if You don't want to hear about illness or war trauma that women deal with

80
Party Face
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if I wore headphones. It helped with the accents. A wonderful fun romp. Hayley is delightful. The cast is very good. Funny bits with a quirky c

Don't see it if If you have trouble with an Irish English accent this can be a challenge

81
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if I had trouble hearing the father yet his acting made up for it as he was the role. This was a human story of the struggles of a family

Don't see it if You have no empathy

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Great staging

See it if If you love the precision choreography and stunning production numbers. Major over the top fun.

Don't see it if You hate dance and are a Scrooge.

85
During previews
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Ambitious

See it if If you like the classics. This one man production was superbly done. It was absorbing and I was glad to get to see this.

Don't see it if If you don't like characters that have emotional issues. He is totally obsessed and delusional.

66
The Show-Off
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Dated

See it if If you like period pieces. Keep your expectations low. It was an okay production.

Don't see it if Nothing really grabbed me. The acting was cartoonist and stiff. I am a patient audience but I noticed many left at intermission.

93
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if I loved this show so much I went twice. It is a shame it closed. I loved the music and the singing was outstanding. Wonderful musicianship.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in big bands and WW2 themes.

84
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if Great family entertainment. It still holds up after all this time. Great for all ages.

Don't see it if Not for dull serious people.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Must see

See it if He is a great story teller. If you need to be inspired to become more involved this is for you

Don't see it if Not for the Trump CULT. Unless you are starting to wake up then go.

77
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if Loved the singing and costumes are outstanding. But the songs are forgettable. It was wonderful seeing these great actresses together.

Don't see it if If you are going for music to enrich you. There wasn't one song that stood out. The actresses carried this show.

Also The show does not stand on its own. It needed these brilliant actresse... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if If you like satirical black humor. War and all it's ugly mess is left up to the least powerful to clean up. Beyond the fart jokes is a serio

Don't see it if If you are looking for high brow presentation in play. This is loaded with penis jokes, fart jokes and over the top insanity. I loved it.

Also Beyond the fart jokes and bawdy humor is a serious look at the state o... Read more Read less

74
Entertaining, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if The actors did a solid job with their performance. It needed stronger direction. The depth of the characters wasn't completely there.

Don't see it if If complicated relationships are challenged this is not for you. This was a serious story.

81
Small Craft Warnings
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if So many stories interwoven in such an interesting way. The actors all did a solid portrayal of their character. It was a very enjoyable exp

Don't see it if You don't like people who have many problems that strongly affect their lives. It has some disturbing details and harsh reality portrayed.

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if This classic story is very appropriate for what we are experiencing in today's world. Self absorbed selfish greed and its repercussions.

Don't see it if It needs a nip and tuck with editing. Don't care about morality being confronted. Not willing to be patient as a layered story unfolds.

93
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Even though this is a Nazi story it is so very relevant to today's political and social issues. The quandary of career choices vs moral

Don't see it if If you don't like being challenged. If you aren't interested in history or serious social issues

91
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if If you like relationship oriented stories and how gullible we can be when fragile

Don't see it if If you don't like stories that have quick transitions and jump around a bit

98
Fruit Trilogy
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if OMG. The 3 act plays and their actors blew me away. Such powerful work. This is a must see for serious theater fans

Don't see it if Dont go if you don't want to see painfully hard truths of women's lives. This is not a light hearted romp although there is great humor.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if It was brilliantly performed. Exceptional full day of absorbing theater. A truly not to be missed.

Don't see it if Don't go if 4 hrs is too challenging.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if I really enjoyed the story line. It was told with humor and revealing surprises. Well done.

Don't see it if This is a musical about a serious life story. Not a frivolous message

89
Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if This is a well written historically influenced story that holds true for today's events. Acting was in fine form. Very satisfying

Don't see it if If you want fast action and big production. This is an intimate setting with bare bones but brilliant set. Not for the frivolous seekers.

89
My Brilliant Divorce
West Village
Great acting, Delightful, Great writing

See it if Well done. Melissa Gilbert shines in this

Don't see it if You don't like one person shows

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if This was brilliant. I loved it. Mark Rylance is worthy of all the accolades.

Don't see it if If you are just hard to please. Period.

84
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if Everyone in this show had a chance to shine. Wonderful ensemble show. The voices knocked me out. It is a timely touching show. The final num

Don't see it if You don't like music and have no empathy

97
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Going you love great story telling.

Don't see it if If you want a fast moving show.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if If you like fun musical arrangements. The story was old school Bronx and I loved all the bad guys.

Don't see it if You hated West Side Story or any themes about equality.

76
Glassheart
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if It was an interesting take on an old story. I did enjoy the twists and use of the set. I had trouble hearing when they dropped their voices.

Don't see it if If you don't do stairs!!!! Or expect great singing.

68
During previews
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Disappointing

See it if It could have been so much better. It was ambitious to have performers who can sing and play. It just missed it's Mark. It had moments.

Don't see it if If you are a hardcore Deadhead you will be annoyed. The sound was really out of wack.

90
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging

See it if If you like clever use of objects for percussion and dance. Lots of great bits and pure fun.

Don't see it if You don't like loud drumming or street style art.

65
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Funny, Insipid

See it if It was juvenile at best. Some clever things with the audience.

Don't see it if If you have to pay. Blah overall reaction

93
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if Just GO. This was a fun show. It won't disappoint.

Don't see it if If you don't have a sense of humor.

94
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Great writing

See it if I saw it 2 years ago. This time I went with my sister and a new cast. It is still fresh and great performances. It is such a fun show.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals. Ha!