Karen 7258

New York City

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Reviews (26)
62
Cliched, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if If you are a dyed in the wool Belushi fan.

Don't see it if Does not flow. Too fragmented not well written. Some attempts at humor did not come off.

Also Many of the actors did fine work with their parts. The back up band wa... Read more Read less

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Like experimenting in new ways to stage productions. If you liked Hamilton as this too is mostly all singing.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional staging and you prefer spoken dialog only.

Also enjoyed the sparse staging which cleverly moves along the story line. ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You loved the movie....Flashy sets & costumes. Clever use of modern songs to move story line.

Don't see it if You are offended by in your face bump & grind. May be too overtly sexual & offensive for some audiences.

Also Although most of the show entertaining some of the lead performances a... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Slice of real life in the Ireland of 1916 and the struggle of creating the Republic. Strong writing, performances, effective staging.

Don't see it if You have a problem with accents or are looking for a "stage Irish" interpretation this is not for you. This is real life in Dublin tenement

Also Third play of O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy" of Shadow of the Gunman, Juno... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You love motown or just good singing and dancing in a fast-paced energetic staging. This was the music of my teen years & I loved it.

Don't see it if you expect a solid "book". the show is a quick overview of the Temptations really focusing on the music

80
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You want a fun night with a familiar story (from the movie) this is the trick. Terrific cast, lots of laughs, clever costumes.

Don't see it if You are looking for a great book and singable tunes or you don't like fast paced dialogue and sight gags.

Also Thoroughly fun evening, time flew, left the theater still laughing. Th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if A classic Musical with wonderful songs and excellent cast. And the dancing! Just wonderful. "Second" couple not up to the Leads but good.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or want a very good script. This can be corny in spots but thoroughly entertaining.

78
Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You are a Cher fan, loved her Bob Mackie costumes, re-launched here! It's predicable but a lot of fun, a hoot. The dancers are fantastic

Don't see it if You are not a Cher fan or prefer shows with a definite story line...this is really sketches of Cher's life put to music.

67
Quirky, Slow

See it if You are a Sam Shepard fan.

Don't see it if You are looking for great writing and lucid story line.

92
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if A classic play with beautiful music and wonderful voices. The sets are stunning And Laura Benanti makes a charming Eliza Doolitte

Don't see it if Musicals are not your thing.

92
Hilarious, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You love Bette Midler. An old chestnut of a show but beautifully staged with terrific choreography. Bette in top form w/David Hyde Pierce.

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned musicals.

96
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like musicals and innovative staging. Terrific ensemble cast with great singing. Uplifting topic amidst an unbelievable tragedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for a defined storyline, plot. Not too much dialogue as most of the show is all singing (think opera)

Also You will come away with a renewed faith in humanity. Makes you think o... Read more Read less

87
Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You like uplifting music and thought provoking scenario. Acting is first rate and musical performances terrific. Can be slow but worth it.

Don't see it if If you think it is a comedy or light fare. More of a play with music. A bit slow moving.

69
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You are a Tennessee William fan or a Marisa Tomei fan.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy exaggerated ethnic characters or slice of life tales.

Also Did appreciate the creative sets and the women singing, sort of like a... Read more Read less

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if An adult drama with pointed dialogue and sparse intense staging. It makes you think about our intense interlocking relationships

Don't see it if No flashy sets or songs, this drama takes time to roll out. Takes your full intention.

80
Quirky, Hilarious, Dizzying, Funny

See it if You want an evening of hilarity amid fast paced sight gags and comic timing. Keeps you laughing throughout.

Don't see it if You do not care for slapstick type comedy.

70
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if To see some good comic acting. Clever set.

Don't see it if You are looking for great dialog and fully developed play. I felt this was still a show in development as some of it was trite.

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate great writing and acting. Also thought provoking as only Arthur Miller can be. A serious adult drama for our time

Don't see it if You don't care for intense family/human drama. This is a serious adult play.

67
During previews
Resonant, Intense, Great staging

See it if a true Shakespeare fan and want to watch Glenda Jackson eat the scenery. Staged in modern day dress which works, staging interesting

Don't see it if hate Shakespeare and you can't follow the dialogue. It is a bit slow and intense.

Also Most of the cast is competent. Ruth Wilson as Cordelia is outstanding.... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You are Sondheim fan, as I am, this is an earlier piece. Light, airy, cast was very enthusiastic. More like a review. Just a fun nite!

Don't see it if You want a linear, strong story line and lots of recognizable, singable tunes.

79
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if If you are a Shakespeare fan and also open to a different take on this classic

Don't see it if You cannot follow Shakespeare text or if like your plays staged in a traditional manner.

25
Fort Dicks
Midtown W
Excruciating, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if If you like very, very low humor and old cliched jokes and bathroom humor you, just might be amused.

Don't see it if If you expect "noises off",the "play that goes wrong" you are in the wrong place. Offended by off-color and politically incorrect humor.

90
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Terrific performances, creative staging, intelligent dialogue, spotlight on interesting time period & character.

Don't see it if You expect a laugh out loud comedy or not interested in thought provoking dialogue or historical storyline.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if like intelligent, well written and well acted theater. Subject is thought provoking but written with insights and much humor.

Don't see it if you are put off by thoughts of aging and contemplating life's ups and downs.

65
Great singing, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Many wonderful voices in this ensemble. Quirky staging

Don't see it if You want strong storyline; disappointing revival

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

See it if In the financial services industry and appreciate sharp witty dialog

Don't see it if You don’t care about how the 2008 collapse was preceded