Judith 4

Queens Village | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (58)
96
Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and don't have a problem with modern staging - it's set in 1970's New Orleans.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or only want to see if with the traditional staging.

Also This is the second time I've seen a production of the Mobile Theater, ... Read more Read less

65
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a burlesque show using some music from the Nutcracker mixed with other genres of music.

Don't see it if you prefer the traditional staging of the Nutcracker, or a new staging using the full score.

Also The theater space is appealing, but it was filled with smoke and scent... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in the intersection of drama and politics. The issue of how one person can effect change is explored.

Don't see it if you prefer a musical or pure entertainment.

Also This is a fascinating view of 5 days at Camp David with President and ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you would like to see an excellent company performing one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, with inventive staging and food & drink!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare, would prefer to see a Broadway musical.

Also I enjoyed everything about this production - acting, music, choreograp... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you enjoy musicals, especially romantic comedies set in the 1930's.

Don't see it if you prefer drama to comedy or don't like musicals.

Also The show is very enjoyable. Well acted, good music, silly at times, a ... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy great singing and a lively production filled with singing & dancing

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals, prefer to have controversial topics handled in a serious way.

Also Take a pair of aging & failing Broadway actors, add a midwest prom tha... Read more Read less

85
State of the Union
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are interested in revivals, enjoy political stories & great writing & acting

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or don't like period settings.

Also The play is set in 1948 with great costumes & sets. A highly principle... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy good music and ensemble productions filled with humor.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of musicals, prefer straight drama.

Also Loved the play, but the theater has poles obstructing the view from so... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy good acting, you are interested in the relationship between facts and truth.

Don't see it if you prefer simple entertainment without serious topics.

Also While there is quite a bit of comedy in this show, ultimately the view... Read more Read less

40
Disappointing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Excruciating, Doesn't work

See it if you like experimental theater, having the cast singing Shakespeare's lines while writhing inside a fiber tube.

Don't see it if you prefer a more polished production.

Also The concept of focusing on the witches was intriguing, but the staging... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like biographies, one person shows and the American Songbook.

Don't see it if you prefer a larger cast and a more traditional script.

Also Stevie Holland is charming as she tells the story of Cole and Linda Po... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Renascence
Lower E Side
Intelligent, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you are a poet or lover of poetry, if you enjoy non traditional theater.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of poetry or of non traditional theater.

Also I loved this show, but it's definitely not for everyone. The play depi... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you are interested in a funny and serious look at interactions between a group of gay men and a homophobic straight man at a birthday party.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with the subject matter or with a rollercoaster of emotions.

Also An extremely talented ensemble cast brings the play to life in a gorge... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to see a superb cast in one of the great plays of our time addressing religion, AIDS and hypocrisy.

Don't see it if you are not interested in strong characters in 7 hours of theater.

80
During previews
Imperfect Love
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Well researched

See it if You enjoy theater history and historical characters, if you are interested in the period when modern theater was about to begin.

Don't see it if You are more interested in music and entertainment than in a more complex plot.

Also I enjoyed the play, the wonderful staging and and the beautiful little... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Great writing, Good acting, Good staging, Weak singing

See it if You are interested in emerging work

Don't see it if You only want to see polished shows

Also Joanne Hartstone wrote a wonderful play and selected great songs to en... Read more Read less

98
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy adaptations of Shakespeare in modern English, musical comedy, and great performers on a fun set. Be prepared for lots of laughter!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and prefer serious plays.

Also This production has it all - the book, music, acting, singing, set, co... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like dramatic performances, Shakespeare's histories, medieval kings & queens, all female casts.

Don't see it if You only go to the theater for entertainment or Broadway plays, uninterested in experimental productions

Also I was absorbed by this retelling of the life of Margaret of Anjou thro... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Jerry's Girls
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Great music

See it if You enjoy Broadway music in a concert format. Especially women presenting wonderful songs by Jerry Herman.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy concerts, would rather hear the songs in the context of a show.

65
During previews
Dear Jane
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky

See it if You are interested in what seems to be a work in progress with a likeable cast.

Don't see it if You want to see a polished, cohesive production.

Also Interesting concept, good acting, but it doesn't quite work.

90
Hilarious, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy tall tales, great music and an enjoyable evening.

Don't see it if You are looking for so.ething more conventional.

98
For a previous production
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You want to spend an evening laughing at slapstick comedy. I saw the London production, heard that NY performance as good.

Don't see it if You are only interested in serious drama.

70
Your Alice
Queens
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Shows promise

See it if You are interested in the story behind Alice in Wonderland or if you enjoy quirky characters and situations .

Don't see it if You are only interested in Broadway ready plays; Your Alice is enjoyable but still Ned's polidhing.

100
Delightful, Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like jperiod musivcals.

Don't see it if Musicals aren't your thing.

100
Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Steampunk, Acrobatics

See it if You love great choreography set to a wonderful score. Whether you love dance or gymnasts, the acrobats will appeal.

Don't see it if You don't like to have fun.

88
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you would enjoy an evening of music by Broadway composer Maury Yeston performed by 5 wonderful young actor/singers.

Don't see it if you have no interest in a musical revue, would prefer to see a play or musical & hear the songs in context.

Also Neither I nor my companion were familiar with any of these songs, but ... Read more Read less

85
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Intelligent, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in seeing a serious drama (with some humor) about gay relationships today with overtones of the AIDS crisis.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment or musicals, if you are not interested in learning about gay culture.

Also I saw Part 1, so can't speak to part 2 - yet. The play is 3.5 hours lo... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and don't mind unconventional staging (all female cast, minimal set & costumes)

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare or prefer a more conventional staging

Also I have seen & enjoyed many productions with women playing male roles, ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Good acting, Spare staging, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you enjoy Shakespeare in modern dress, this is a good play for you.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or dramas in modern language.

Also I haven't read the play, but at 90 minutes it seems short.

95
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and want the opportunity to see the brilliant acting of Glenda Jackson

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespearean drama, don't have the patience for 3 1/2 hours of dramatic acting, don't like cross gender casting

Also Worth the price of the ticket just to see Glenda Jackson's portrayal, ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you are interested in an intersection between drama & politics, in excellent actors giving an interpretation of very familiar public figures

Don't see it if you like to keep politics & drama separate, don't enjoy scaled down productions

Also Seeing Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow perform was worth the price of ad... Read more Read less

75
Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and are comfortable with performance in modern dress.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Shakespeare or only want to see a traditional staging.

Also Overall a very good performance, modern dress and minimal staging allo... Read more Read less

79
Whirlwind
East Village
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like shows that address contemporary issues, such as the green movement & me too movement, with humor.

Don't see it if You don't care for a minimalist production, prefer entertainment to serious subjects.

Also I enjoyed the play while my companion thought it was too preachy, obvi... Read more Read less

65
The Brutes
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Interesting concept, Garbled

See it if you have an interest in the history of the Civil War and theater history surrounding the Booth family.

Don't see it if you are interested in a more linear plot, traditional staging.

Also Parts of the play were fascinating, but it tried to mix in too many el... Read more Read less

80
Downstairs
West Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you are interested in psychological family drama, if you want to see 2 wonderful actors playing off each other.

Don't see it if you prefer comedy, musical or simply entertaining theater.

Also I have been a fan of Tyne and Tim Daly for years backed on their tv wo... Read more Read less

69
Quirky, Indulgent, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are a Vonnegut fan and want to know how his writing works on stage, if you are interested in family drama with a twist.

Don't see it if you like a more straightforward plot and great writing.

Also I have been a fan of Vonnegut since I first read Cat's Cradle over 40 ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
My Parsifal Conductor
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested in historical drama, or specifically in music history and the story of Richard and Cosima Wagner.

Don't see it if you are looking for a conventional comedy.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in theater history, history of Jews in NY or in seeing a beautiful synagogue wbith magnificent stained glass windows.

Don't see it if you are more interested in seeing shows than in theater history.

Also Rabbi Jill was a delight, sharing stories about the theater greats in ... Read more Read less

95
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You are crazy about musical theater

Don't see it if You're not a fan of musicals

Also This was my first time at an Encores! production. The acting & music w... Read more Read less

90
Memorare
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking drama that raises questions about society, religion, race

Don't see it if You want a relaxing evening of comedy or music

Also The play is presented in the church, not a theater, so the acoustics a... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the book and don't mind an irreverent take on a classic, if you enjoy laughing, if you like a bit of music & dance.

Don't see it if You are a literary purist and prefer a straightforward rendition of a classic, if you prefer drama to comedy.

Also I love Jane Austen's novels, have read all of them and many books insp... Read more Read less

93
Loveless Texas
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy entertaining musicals and adaptations from Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You prefer dramatic productions to musical comedy.

Also This delightful adaptation of Love's Labour Lost has an excellent book... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Wonderful period costumes

See it if You are interested in play that take you to a specific time & place, on this case 1930's Ireland.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of 1-act plays, prefer plays to simply entertain

Also These plays are slices of life in Ireland. The characters are well dev... Read more Read less

96
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Excellent costumes

See it if You want to see Broadway stars at the top of their form bring two brilliant cosmetics tycoons to life. Costumes take you from 30s to 60s.

Don't see it if You don't like biography, musicals or strong women.

95
Me & Ella
Midtown E
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of Ella Fitzgerald or of great music in general, if you enjoy personal memoir.

Don't see it if You want to see a story with a plot rather than a memoir.

Also I am a big fan of Ella and loved this show, especially the contrasts b... Read more Read less

90
Terezin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to better understand the pain of Jews during the Holocaust. Terezin was a "Potemkin village" hiding terror behind artifice.

Don't see it if you are looking to escape for an evening of relaxed entertainment.

70
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Ambitious experiment adapting Ibsen to relate to contemporary politics. Minimal staging, strong acting, message confusing at times.

Don't see it if Not for viewers who are only interested in an entertaining evening, this play can be intense and thought provoking.

94
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You love Mozart & opera but don't mind modern dress & themes, and love screwball comedy. True to the spirit of Marriage of Figaro.

Don't see it if You only like serious drama, if you are offended by modernization of classics.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Epic

See it if You love musicals & great music.

Don't see it if Straight drama is your thing.

75
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You're interested in seeing high level student productions.

Don't see it if You only see Broadway shows.