JudyJazz

Catskill | Female

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Reviews (32)
100
Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of David Byrne and love talented musicians who "march to a different drummer" with high energy and unique choreography.

Don't see it if You want to sit quietly in your seat and can't tolerate loud music.

100
Great singing, Nostalgic, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like lively musicals with a good backstory, great choreography, great songs and voices to match and clever staging.

Don't see it if You need to see elaborate sets or if you don't like the musical genre of the Temptations.

68
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
A little trite., Good acting and staging., Has potential.

See it if you enjoy good staging and decent acting by an interesting company.

Don't see it if you don't like talky, fraught interpersonal relationships and a civil service overlay. Main character did not project-strained to hear.

100
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You like political history and want an intimate peek(that rings true) into a relationship between two powerful people.

Don't see it if If you don't like bare bones staging, political banter, historical context.

71
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like one plays with one or two actors about contemporary subjects.

Don't see it if You are bored watching plays with little action and lots of talk.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if You like creative,inventive entertainment.

Don't see it if You don’t like people in animal roles/costumes.

75
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy musicals with a message.

Don't see it if You are looking for a "big" Broadway show.

90
Having Our Say
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You like talky, historical drama, powerfully acted with stories told (about) by those who lived it.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal productions with many biographical details, a lot of talking and little action.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that put controversial and historical characters/events into a courtroom scenario creatively invented by the playwright.

Don't see it if You're not interested in the life,history and impact of Malcolm X.

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Slow

See it if You like an offbeat story with good music, performers and staging.

Don't see it if If a slow pace bothers you. This play adheres to the spirit of the original film and is therefore slow-moving.

Also It evokes the hot desert setting where everything moves at a slow pace... Read more Read less

57
Precious Little Talent
Upper W Side
Cliched, Banal

See it if you enjoy good acting, interesting staging.

Don't see it if don't like plays that give you the gnawing feeling you've seen them before.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Extremely slow and much too long.

See it if You are inverested in the life of Karen Blixen. This is supposedly about one period in her lfe. The acting was ok as was the production.

Don't see it if You don't like exceedingly long plays that move slowly. Did not make it past intermission.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You admire great acting and staging and thought-provoking dialogue.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals.

68
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Annoying

See it if you want to see self-absorbed people grappling with mundane issues.

Don't see it if you are offended by orgy scenes.

83
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you like an imaginative production based on a historical event.

Don't see it if you need an intermission. Show is one hour/45 minutes.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Tuneful, Touching

See it if Entertaining with a good story and wonderful voices.

Don't see it if you don't like lively music.

61
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like good character acting by an unsympathetic main character.

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear a lot of cursing or see graphic sex scenes and a lot of nudity. The play is slightly entertaining but forgettable.

Also It is overly long and draggy and the main character is very unlikable.... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like one woman shows with explicit sexual descriptions.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sexual explicitness.

100
Unique, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You loved the original Fiddler. This is as good in a different way. I felt like this was the language that was meant for this play.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable not understanding every word and you have an aversion to subitles. Also if you are not a fan of musical theater.

81
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays that are well-written with intense subject matter, good acting and direction and highly professional production values.

Don't see it if If you're not into heavy topics with sexual content and dramatic productions.

52
During previews
Cliched, Banal, Wordiy, Overly long, Slow

See it if You want to see good actors reciting ho-hum dialogue with some adolescent game-playing.

Don't see it if You don't like cliched bantering and stereotypical characters.

Also The actors did the best they could with the material. Very long first ... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You enjoy well acted family dramas with lots of "in-fighting" like "August in Osage County".

Don't see it if You hate shows with family arguments centered around a dying mother.

68
The Cover of Life
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Interesting topic and well acted but much to long and drawn out., Banal

See it if You enjoy historical fiction that is a bit hackneyed but well acted.

Don't see it if you don't like southern accents and a slow moving and plot with stereotypical characters.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Well acted and staged., Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you like contemporary historical fiction about interesting characters and subjects.

Don't see it if you're not interested in classical music or contemporary history involving Israel and WWII Europe.

65
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, A bit over the top and sometimes adolescent

See it if You like campy, "over the top" and sometimes adolescent humor presented with clever staging and good acting.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to suspend all expectations of anything serious happening onstage.

68
Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like involved family stories with stereotypical characters. Given the great review in the NYTimes, I expected more.

Don't see it if you don't like overly long plays dealing with family issues and troubled personalities.

Also I could barely remember what it was about the day after.

75
Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like to see historical creative figures (who have vast differences) brought to life

Don't see it if You don't like two man shows and don't know or care about Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky and the making of "Fantasia.

1
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like to watch a middle-aged woman simulating her varied sexual experiences.

Don't see it if you are looking for an inspiring, interesting, thought-provoking show that stops when enough has been said.

84
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great musical talent, Ambitious

See it if too bad this show closed. The production and musical talent were exceptional. The story lines were clever, especially for subway riders.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals about life in NYC.

87
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like plays based on historical events

Don't see it if if you don't want to be at the theater for three hours.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like great music, staging and talent.

Don't see it if you are not open to rap.

100
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Poignant

See it if you want to never stop laughing and also shed a few tears. A must for anyone who grew up in Jewish New York and anyone else!

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh.