JulieD

New York City

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Reviews (226)
80
Heaven
Midtown E
Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
January 22nd, 2023

See it if you enjoy seeing fine actors delivering funny and thought provoking monologues about life and their place in it.

Don't see it if you want interaction between the actors, a linear plot as well as definitive conclusion.

86
Well written, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 15th, 2023

See it if You enjoy seeing superb acting in a thought provoking play with humor mixed in.

Don't see it if You prefer musical or pluffy plays.

68
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Poor character development, Very slow
January 11th, 2023

See it if You must see Audra McDonald perform live.

Don't see it if Story has poor plot development and is very slow. There’s racial undertones which isn’t surprising given when the story took place.

85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
January 10th, 2023

See it if you enjoy seeing a thought provoking play performed by terrific actors.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals.

76
Coming of age, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Great singing, Delightful
January 1st, 2023

See it if you enjoy hearing some of your favorite songs in a Broadway musical with a good cast.

Don't see it if you want all original music and don't enjoy coming of age type shows.

88
Resonant, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing
January 1st, 2023

See it if you enjoy wonderful dancing and singing by a superb cast.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

80
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Well done, Relevant, Enjoyable, Great acting, Entertaining
December 13th, 2022

See it if You enjoy A Christmas Carol and would appreciate a well done twist on it. The cast is excellent and it’s a nice intimate theatre.

Don't see it if You prefer big theater productions.

69
You Will Get Sick
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Weird, Funny, Entertaining, Good acting
December 3rd, 2022

See it if you like good acting but the story is a bit weird but also heartwarming and funny.

Don't see it if you prefer musical and also a less obtuse story line.

84
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
November 29th, 2022

See it if you want to learn something about NY history performed by superb actors and a interesting and absorbing way.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas and prefer musicals.

88
A Man of No Importance
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
November 12th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a wonderful ensemble cast in an intimate theater setting performing a thought provoking and entertaining show.

Don't see it if you prefer big house productions.

77
During previews
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Too long, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting
September 20th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a reimagined version with an all female cast with great singing and dancing. Thought provoking as well revisiting our history.

Don't see it if It was a bit long and a couple of the numbers could be cut without distracting from the overall show.

80
Good acting and staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
September 7th, 2022

See it if you enjoy thought provoking small production plays with good acting, interesting staging and direction.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or big productions

70
The Nosebleed
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Confusing, Great acting
August 27th, 2022

See it if you enjoy good acting and a great ensemble cast. It felt like I was watching 2 plays and it was a bit disjointed.

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation and prefer a more cohesive story.

67
The Panic of '29
Midtown E
Silly, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Painful, Talented cast
August 11th, 2022

See it if You like slap stick comedy and some good singing with a very talented cast.

Don't see it if You like plays that have a purpose and good direction. This was too silly given the subject matter.

90
Fat Ham
East Village
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
July 23rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy an unpredictable story with great acting in a small theater setting which is thought provoking and very entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like drama and prefer fluffy musicals.

85
Enchanting, Dated, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining
July 23rd, 2022

See it if you like great dancing and singing and a revival of an old favorite.

Don't see it if you prefer a drama and don't like musicals.

80
Fun, Intelligent, Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy
July 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy coming of age musicals that are unique, quirky, a bit raunchy and fun with a good message.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy musicals and would prefer to see dramas.

72
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Too long, Good singing, Good acting, Entertaining, Delightful
July 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy a coming of age story with good acting, singing and staging. It's a bit long and repetitive in the music.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals especially ones that feel long with some songs that should be 1 or 2 verses instead of 4 or 5!

88
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Engaging, Intelligent, Interesting staging, Great acting, Intense
June 24th, 2022

See it if you like Shakespeare and are interested in seeing an interesting, intense and stripped down version of Macbeth with great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare and prefer musicals.

60
Great singing, Discordant music, Disappointing, Slow, Too long
June 16th, 2022

See it if love the opera and will see anything!

Don't see it if you want to see a more dynamic, faster paced opera and like beautiful and melodious arias.

77
Fine acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining
June 14th, 2022

See it if You enjoy plays centered around high school students and that covers topics like racial inequality, male/female dynamics and social status.

Don't see it if You aren’t comfortable with confrontation, the use of the n word or prefer musicals.

77
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Too many unresolved aspects, Confusing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting
June 9th, 2022

See it if you want to see an superb ensemble cast with dark humor and satire.

Don't see it if you want like stories with resolutions. I found that there were too many unresolved and unanswered questions for it to be satisfying.

79
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Entertaining
June 5th, 2022

See it if You enjoy family stories based on the holocaust that are well acted, done in an entertaining but thought provoking way.

Don't see it if Prefer musicals or don’t want anything to serious.

84
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting
June 4th, 2022

See it if You enjoy seeing a superb ensemble cast preforming in a funny yet thought provoking and relevant well written play.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals.

80
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Funny
June 4th, 2022

See it if You want to see a fun original musical with good acting and singing.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas.

80
During previews
Good acting, Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing, Entertaining
May 30th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a multi generational family drama that is funny, engaging, and thought provoking.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals and don't enjoy plays that deal with death or are uncomfortable with men who are gay.

70
During previews
Dreaming Zenzile
East Village
Boring, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Great vocals
May 28th, 2022

See it if you like musicals based upon real people with great vocals.

Don't see it if you prefer plays and or linear stories. It was a bit confusing. Some of the songs are in other languages.

85
Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Absorbing
May 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a good story based upon a true story with great acting, singing and dancing.

Don't see it if you prefer plays and don't like musicals based upon historical events.

78
Relevant, Good staging, Good acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
May 25th, 2022

See it if you enjoy family dramas with difficult issues being discussed.

Don't see it if you want to care about any of the characters. They were all a bit selfish and indulgent.

82
Absorbing, Unsettling, Thought-provoking, Confusing
May 25th, 2022

See it if you appreciate great acting doing a superb job at their craft.

Don't see it if you prefer linear stories as it was a little confusing at times and aren't uncomfortable with difficult subject matters.

83
Unusual, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Confusing, Entertaining
May 17th, 2022

See it if You enjoy an immersive music performances with great singers and a tight band and you don't mind not understanding everything sung.

Don't see it if you prefer linear performances with a clear intention and story to them.

81
Dated, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining
May 17th, 2022

See it if you enjoy seeing great actors doing their craft well. Although it's a bit dated, it is still enjoyable and funny.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals and don't like either Sarah Jessica Parker or Matthew Broderick.

75
Disappointing, Weak story, Good singing, Good acting, Good dancing
May 17th, 2022

See it if you are an MJ fan and want to see a story about him, albeit weak, as well as hear his music.

Don't see it if there was an understudy for MJ the night we were there, who seemed weak in the part which detracted from our enjoyment.

94
Fun, Enchanting, Great directing, Entertaining, Delightful
May 17th, 2022

See it if you want a warm hearted and delightful time at the theater. Encore did an amazing job at creating a wonderful rendition of Into the Woods.

Don't see it if you prefer dramas or conventional plays.

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Good dancing, Good acting, Entertaining
April 25th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a good ensemble cast telling their moving stories with good dancing, singing and story telling.

Don't see it if you want to see a linear story or are uncomfortable with difficult and heart wrenching subjects.

79
During previews
Violent, Confusing, Great acting, Funny, Superb comic timing
April 8th, 2022

See it if you enjoy watching great actors with superb comic timing.

Don't see it if you don't want to leave the theater wondering why the playwright bothered to write the play or why Roundabout decided to produce it.

79
During previews
Good acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining
April 8th, 2022

See it if you enjoy shows that take you on a journey of a woman's life around celebrating her birthday with good acting and staging.

Don't see it if you prefer a complete story rather than snippets of someone's life and don't like the aging process filled with love and loss.

84
Funny, Meandering, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining
March 30th, 2022

See it if you like to see great actors live, you enjoy baseball and want to see a show that explores race and sexuality in pro sports.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortably with frontal nudity as well as racial and homophobic rants.

79
Heartland (59e59)
Midtown E
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Good acting, Good writing, Entertaining
March 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy small theater productions of thought provoking plays with good actors.

Don't see it if you don't like deep or intense plays or prefer musicals. There were times that they spoke Dari, which wasn't always translated.

85
English
Chelsea
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining
March 16th, 2022

See it if you appreciate learning about different cultures in a play that is well written with good acting and is entertaining and thought provoking.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or large production dramas.

69
During previews
Too long, No clear message, Good acting, Disappointing, Funny
February 23rd, 2022

See it if I saw it on it's first night of previews when it was clearly trying to find it's way. It was funny at times, too mean at times and too long

Don't see it if you are expecting a funny play with a definitive message. They tried to cover too many topics - father/son, religion, ethic, and LGBTQ!

84
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Enchanting, Entertaining
February 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one man shows that are true stories as well as interesting, relevant, thought provoking and funny.

Don't see it if if you prefer large scale productions or musicals with dancing and singing.

75
Funny, Disappointing, Tedious, Thought-provoking, Great acting
February 12th, 2022

See it if like plays about a semi dysfunctional Jewish family dealing with antisemitism in France and don't mind being lectured at times.

Don't see it if you don't like 3 hour plays that really shouldn't have been shorter to make its point or want something more uplifting and joyful.

80
For a previous production
Tosca
Upper W Side
Dated, Well done, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging
January 22nd, 2022

See it if You enjoy opera with beautiful sets and exquisite singing. It is a traditional opera so the story is a bit dated.

Don't see it if You enjoy more contemporary stories, don’t like opera or prefer plays.

79
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting
January 22nd, 2022

See it if you enjoy seeing fine actors playing roles you wouldn't normally see them in. You like plays with substance and are relevant.

Don't see it if don't like thought provoking or difficult but relevant subject matter plays or prefer musicals.

85
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Fun, Great singing, Great acting, Funny
December 31st, 2021

See it if you enjoy good musicals with a thoughtful story line, great acting and singing and if you want to have a smile on your face when you leave.

Don't see it if you prefer serious dramas and don't like musicals or coming of age themes.

82
Relevant, Great writing, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining
November 16th, 2021

See it if you like excellent acting on a small stage of a play that has humor as well as substance.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals!

75
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good acting
November 16th, 2021

See it if you enjoy funny plays with quirky characters and themes.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing characters talked down to and abused. I felt it was uncomfortable at times.

80
Sanctuary City
West Village
Absorbing, Good acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant
November 16th, 2021

See it if you appreciate plays that address relevant in today's world with interesting and imaginative staging and good acting.

Don't see it if you like a happy ending and definitive resolution to the issue addressed in the play.

82
Great writing, Great acting, Engaging, Masterful, Relevant
November 16th, 2021

See it if you enjoy documentary type plays where you're hearing the thoughts and reactions of several different people. The acting was fabulous.

Don't see it if you like a story with a through line and is linear or if you don't like thought provoking and relevant topics discussed on stage.