JulieD

New York City

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Reviews (168)
85
Heart warming, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy great singing, acting and staging in a revival of an old favorite in a small intimate venue.

Don't see it if U don’t enjoy musicals, smaller venues or revivals or prefer dramas.

82
The Headlands
Upper W Side
Great use of projections, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if U enjoy a great ensemble cast solving a cold case mystery from 20 years ago with romance and a thought provoking story.

Don't see it if U don’t like mysteries, prefer more linear story lines or musicals.

80
Sentimental, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if U enjoy great acting in a father son play that works thru their relationship and what to do with the father who is unable to live alone.

Don't see it if U don’t like these 2 fine actors, are uncomfortable with the subject matter or prefer musicals.

73
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Entertaining, Philosophical

See it if U like thought provoking plays in an intimate setting. The Pelican was very thought provoking but the rest felt long, tedious and why?

Don't see it if U don’t like small theater or prefer musicals. Want the 2 plays to be more cogent with more of a moral to the story.

65
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Thought provoking, Uncomfortable, Edgy, Good acting, Implausible plot

See it if U don’t mind an implausible plot, edgy and uncomfortable subject matter with good acting.

Don't see it if U are become uncomfortable easily and prefer plausible plots

84
Exceptional acting, Well done, Quirky, Fun, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy an old fashioned ghost story with exceptionally good actors in a smaller venue. It was a fun evening at the theater.

Don't see it if U prefer a fast paced show, musicals or larger productions.

74
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Good acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow start, Great singing

See it if U enjoy love stories and human dramas. It was very silly at first but by the 2nd act I really enjoyed it. It's a bit cliched but good.

Don't see it if U don't like musicals or love stories, prefer dramas and larger productions.

75
Plasticity the Play
West Village
Informative, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy one man shows with great acting and him playing all the characters. Multimedia makes it more interesting. Slow at times.

Don't see it if U don’t enjoy solo shows or facing the topic of what to do with someone in a coma or you prefer musicals.

82
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy seeing great actors in a quirky, at times raunchy, funny, thought provoking family drama.

Don't see it if U don’t like family dramas, are offended by raunchy language or prefer musicals.

78
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Good dancing, Entertaining, Dizzying, Absorbing, Great music

See it if U enjoy experiencing good music, dancing and singing in a remake of a classic.

Don't see it if U loved the original West Side Story and can’t get past the story being told differently and without some of the songs.

85
During previews
Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if U like WW2 dramas revolving around race relations, seeing Pulitzer price winning plays with superb acting and singing.

Don't see it if U prefer light plays or musicals or aren’t interested in this time in history and the racial issues in the military.

89
Lovely and uplifting, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if U love the story and want to get into the Christmas spirit. The acting and singing are superb. It’s lovely and uplifting.

Don't see it if U don’t like Christmas time and all that goes with it.

77
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy exceptional acting in a realistic and sad family drama set in a dying town which was absorbing and boring all at the same time.

Don't see it if U prefer fluffy plays or musicals. U don’t enjoy family dramas or heart wrenching plays.

78
Altered Minds
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Interesting, Thought-provoking

See it if U enjoy well acted thought provoking vignettes about various mental health issues and how we relate to them.

Don't see it if U prefer a cohesive story line or musicals. It was a bit long but I don’t know what I would have cut out.

89
Absorbing, Ambiguous, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Superb acting

See it if U enjoy superb acting of an ambiguous play that leaves some questions unanswered. It’s beautiful, heartfelt and thought provoking.

Don't see it if U only like linear unambiguous subject matters or musicals.

77
During previews
Great acting, Clever, Difficult set placement, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy thought provoking theater taking you through the stages of life in a gender neutral way.

Don't see it if U prefer more linear plots. Difficult staging unless you’re sitting in the middle so you can see it straight on.

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Powerful, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Great choreography

See it if U enjoy great acting, singing, choreography and musical storytelling. A powerful but sad story which happens too often in real life.

Don't see it if U don’t like musical story telling or prefer plays, don’t want to have to think or feel too much!

55
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Banal, Boring, Disappointing, Confusing, Poor acting

See it if You don’t mind seeing a true life story but only get understand part of the story because the rest has been redacted.

Don't see it if You appreciate good acting as well as seeing the whole story.

86
During previews
Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if U enjoy great intelligent writing performed by great actors in a thought provoking, funny and riveting play with minimal but effective sets.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or more fluffy plays.

74
During previews
Dublin Carol
Chelsea
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Slow

See it if You enjoy dramas about dysfunctional families where alcoholism is a factor. Great acting and good staging in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You prefer happier subject matters, musicals and an actual ending that doesn’t leave you wondering how/if it’ll work out.

77
As Much As I Can
East Village
Poignant, Fun, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a thoughtful, entertaining show with good actors in a small venue with a lovely message.

Don't see it if You don’t want to think or feel too much, you enjoy fluffy plays or musicals.

83
During previews
Resonant, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful

See it if U appreciate creativity, great staging, thought provoking immersion theater in a cool venue and enjoy getting out of your comfort zone.

Don't see it if U don’t like going to immersion theater, needing to stand most of the performance, or not knowing what the other audience members are seeing

80
During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting, small stage productions, artful staging telling a heartfelt story about an amazing NY institution no longer.

Don't see it if you don't like small stage productions, don't want to have to think or feel while watching a beautiful play nor like non linear story lines.

72
Informative, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy thought provoking and relevant plays, appreciate solo artists who perform their own work and enjoy biographical plays.

Don't see it if Prefer light, fluffy theater or musicals, don’t like small stage productions or solo performances.

70
Slow, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Nonlinear, Great voice

See it if You enjoy one person autobiographical shows acted by a talented artist playing all the roles in her story.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy religious references, nonlinear stories or when the artist burst into song without understanding why. It was a bit slow.

80
Faculty Portrait
West Village
Absorbing, Resonant, Good ensemble cast, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy a good ensemble cast that’s primarily young people working through a difficult subject.

Don't see it if U don’t like small productions, difficult topics like school shootings or don’t want to be transported back to high school.

73
About Love
East Village
Slow, Enchanting, Disappointing, Great acting, Good story telling

See it if U like good story telling and a fine ensemble cast in a play that has a difficult premise to get behind or find plausible.

Don't see it if U don’t like small stage productions, want a story that is at least plausible or prefer traditional musicals.

75
Philosophical, Funny, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if U enjoy great acting in a nonlinear solo play that is funny, quirky, philosophical and thought provoking.

Don't see it if U don’t like solo performances, nonlinear plays or prefer musicals

85
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy a feminist twist to a classic with great performances and thought provoking and relevant dialogue.

Don't see it if U are a purist, don’t appreciate feminism or prefer musicals.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if U enjoy great ensemble casts in thought provoking and absorbing plays where you feel the gamut of emotions.

Don't see it if U prefer musicals or light and fluffy plays.

75
Look Back In Anger
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Agitating, Great acting

See it if U enjoy intense family dramas with very good actors.

Don't see it if U feel uncomfortable with men being belittling to others in a angry voice or prefer musicals. I’m not sure why this play con’ts to be redone

85
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if U appreciate great acting and thought provoking material. It was very relevant and poignant asking what do you want to known for??.

Don't see it if U prefer musicals or don't want to have to think too much or be moved by the performance.

80
During previews
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Poetic writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy well written and acted solo performances that are interactive and thought provoking.

Don't see it if U don’t like solo shows or thought provoking pieces.

80
Thought-provoking, Fun, Great production, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if U enjoy a good clean fun entertaining production of a relevant theme of love conquering fear.

Don't see it if U don’t like musicals or really prefer dramas.

80
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Intense, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy intense, well acted plays in a small venue. Although it is a bit slow at times there's good story telling about a tough time.

Don't see it if U don't like 3 exceptional solo performances intertwined into 1 play, you depress easily and prefer light plays or musicals.

78
During previews
Poignant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Great story telling

See it if You like Laura Linney, great story telling performed in a one act solo play.

Don't see it if U don’t like Linney or solo plays or topics around overcoming the obstacles of growing up in poverty and family dramas. It’s a bit slow.

76
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Too long, Chaotic staging, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if U love Miller’s writing, intense theater, good acting, ambitious effort of a classic.

Don't see it if U don’t like intense, chaotic and loud at times theater that’s long sitting in uncomfortable seats.

81
Entertaining, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy strong acting in a powerful story about very successful women who are so far beyond their times.

Don't see it if U don't enjoy plays about strong women or prefer musicals.

80
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if U like great writing and acting in a small venue that’s intense and is a mystery.

Don't see it if U prefer musicals, larger productions and bigger venues.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Christian borle wow!

See it if U enjoy the story, great acting, want a fun evening at the theater.

Don't see it if U don’t like the story, want it reimagined as there isn’t much new to it except the exceptional cast.

84
Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if U enjoy one woman shows performed by a great actor with great writing in an absorbing, delightful story in a small venue.

Don't see it if U prefer more performers on stage, larger venues or musicals.

75
During previews
Nostalgic, Overrated, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if U love David Byrne and the Talking Heads. It’s a concert of their music w/o a story. It was initially interesting visually then not so much.

Don't see it if U don’t like the Talking Heads, would like some story line or enjoy watching something other than people in grey marching/dancing on stage.

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74
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Predictable, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if U enjoy funny, raunchy, sexy theatre about dysfunctional relationships that is very well acted.

Don't see it if U don’t like nudity, profanity or watching sex on stage nor plays that are a bit cliched or predictable.

84
Betrayal
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Pinter plays, great acting, minimal but very effective staging and seeing the insidious nature of extramarital affairs.

Don't see it if You don’t like Pinter, feel uncomfortable about extramarital affairs, like more staging or prefer light hearted dramas or musicals.

88
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Creative, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if U enjoy a powerful one woman show who very adeptly and convincingly portrays many characters discussing 2020 sex from time way in the future

Don't see it if U prefer seeing different people playing different roles, don’t want to think about our current views on sex/sex trafficking/prostitution.

79
During previews
All the Rage
Midtown W
Good storytelling, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy one man autobiographical shows that are funny, philosophical and non linear.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one man shows, prefer musicals and don’t want to think or feel too much.

70
During previews
Wives
Midtown W
Not cohesive, Uneven, Thought-provoking, Banal, Funny

See it if U enjoy vignettes about a worthwhile topic of women’s place at 4 different times in history, funny and quirky plays and good ending messages

Don't see it if U enjoy plays with more cohesiveness and u don’t have to spend too much time trying to figure out how it all fits together.

81
Fun, Poignant, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if enjoy great musical theater in a magical setting with great acting of a modern version of a classic.

Don't see it if you enjoy traditional Shakespeare, don't enjoy musicals or being at an outdoor venue.

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy thought provoking theater performed by an excellent actor who plays all roles about true life events.

Don't see it if You prefer fluffy theater or musicals.

90
Poignant, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy musicals with substance with great actors and singing. A interesting take on a classic story. I can see why it won 14 Tony’s.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals with a message, interesting takes on classic stories.