Karen 8280

New York City

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Reviews (107)
100
Must see, Riveting, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see a Broadway show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you are wedded to the Debbie Reynolds movie version

Also An excellent show. Great singing, dancing, story.... Read more Read less

85
Animal Farm
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of George Orwell

Don't see it if you never heard of Animal Farm

Also Very well done version of Animal Farm. The actors portray the animals ... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a Broadway show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you don't like silly, serious-ish, fun musicals

Also A big show in a little space. Marvelous costumes, great choreography, ... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see 2 iconic actors

Don't see it if you can't laugh at dementia

Also I went to see Len Cariou and Craig Bierko, so I wasn't disappointed. I... Read more Read less

75
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Confusing

See it if you like Irish Fringe

Don't see it if thick brogues get in the way of enjoyment

Also The male actor's Irish brogue made a lot of what he spoke unintelligib... Read more Read less

79
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Slow, Profound, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you have the patience to sort out the plot

Don't see it if you don't want to do a lot of thinking while the plot lumbers (literally) on...

Also The scenery is the scene steal-er here. Large plywood forms - moved by... Read more Read less

80
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you enjoy great singing and clever lyrics

Don't see it if you would rather see more adult entertainment

Also Perhaps more for children, this musical is very clever and entertainin... Read more Read less

89
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love Love, Actually and you love having fun

Don't see it if you want to be sad at Holiday time...

Also I enjoyed this very much and I didn't even see the movie.... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a serious musical and you like the music of Alanis Morissette.

Don't see it if you like your musicals big and splashy and funny

Also This is a lot of show. Drug abuse, rape, racial issues, gender issues.... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great staging, Clever

See it if you are a fan - must see

Don't see it if you never heard of Harry Potter and you don't want to start now

Also I am not a Harry Potter follower. I had to read a synopsis before I we... Read more Read less

79
LOVER
Midtown W
Slow, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to a woman talk about her life

Also Too long. Too much information. Could so with some condensing.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Panama Hattie
Midtown E
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like old Cole Porter musicals

Don't see it if you want a little more relevance in yur musicals

Also A musical from the 40's. Fun, tuneful Cole Porter songs.... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you like your Shakespeare set to music

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare even if it takes place in the 70's with music

Also A musical adaptation of Macbeth with fun and drama, 70's style music a... Read more Read less

92
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like historical drama - esp Lyndon Johnson

Don't see it if long, historical drama bores you

Also Lyndon B Johnson last years of his presidency. ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Riveting, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like rap/hip hop improvised

Don't see it if you don't like rap/hip hop

Also This is a lot of fun, and the performers are fast and clever.... Read more Read less

92
Tech Support
Midtown E
Romantic, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like time travel

Don't see it if you don't like time travel

Also A surprise.... Read more Read less

69
The Exes
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you have 2 hours to pass

Don't see it if you have something else to do...

Also Very disappointing. The synopsis promised a funny show, but the tag li... Read more Read less

95
Epic, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like Andrew LLoyd Webber

Don't see it if -maybe you can't afford it...

Also The show has been playing for 31 years so it must be something to see.... Read more Read less

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

See it if you don't mind one-person serious shows

Don't see it if you prefer lighter fare

Also Even though you have two actors you have 2 one-person shows as they ne... Read more Read less

95
Road Show
Midtown W
Edgy, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if you like Sondheim

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim

Also With Sondheim you either hate it or love it.... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you are a left leaning political woman

Don't see it if if you are a right-wing conservative

Also Fascinating storytelling, purports to be mostly true.... Read more Read less

79
Conflict
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you are interested in Walt Whitman and LGBTQ matters

Don't see it if LGBTQ and PC turn you off

Also Interesting take on Walt Whitman and LGBTQ matters. Starts with a birt... Read more Read less

99
Funny, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you like singing and dancing and want to have a good time

Don't see it if you like heavy dramas

Also Oh, I enjoyed this very much. Lots of singing and dancing and even a m... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like musicals and Cole Porter

Don't see it if you like dark, heavy musicals (go see Oklahoma...)

Also A delightful show with great choreography. Some of the moves look so r... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you don't mind a new take on an old classic

Don't see it if you loved Oklahoma the movie - this ain't it

Also Not quite your Grandmother's Oklahoma. Darker, with a shocking ending.... Read more Read less

99
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Romantic, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like Jerry Herman and you miss him

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

Also So entertaining. Such beautiful music. Wonderful production numbers an... Read more Read less

78
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear songs about death

Don't see it if death turns you off

Also It advertises itself as; "We're Gonna Die is a non-musical/non-play/no... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Profound, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a classic by Brecht

Don't see it if you prefer comedies

Also 3 short stories dealing with losing your home and identity.... Read more Read less

79
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Cliched

See it if you like dramedies

Don't see it if you like something a little more substantial

Also A pleasant enough way to spend an afternoon or evening. Good, not grea... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Riveting, Profound, Great writing

See it if you like a mystery with relevancy

Don't see it if you prefer light fare

Also Very well written and absorbing.... Read more Read less

99
Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Do you like marionettes? With live singers?

Don't see it if Do you like marionettes? If not - stay away...

Also So clever! So entertaining! Not just for children. Marionettes acting ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see Stephanie Powers and Harry Hamlin

Don't see it if you don't care for 2-person shows

Also Entertaining if a bit confusing. The 2 actors play several sets of bro... Read more Read less

85
Slow, Enchanting

See it if you like all incarnations of A Christmas Carol

Don't see it if Bah, Humbug

Also A play with music, alternately joyous and dark, this Christmas Carol r... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Confusing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see Albert Einstein singing and dancing

Don't see it if Albert Einstein was actually some sort of great man for you

Also A lot of singing, interesting choreography.... Read more Read less

95
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you liked it on Broadway - an excellent off-off production

Don't see it if you don't enjoy good music and fun

Also I saw The Drowsy Chaperone 3 times on Broadway. I LOVE the show. This ... Read more Read less

83
Ambitious, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a teen-ager

Don't see it if you are tired of teen-age angst

Also Well, I enjoyed it.... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are a Marilyn Monroe fan

Don't see it if you didn't like Marilyn

Also The actress does an adequate job of impersonating Marilyn. The songs a... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you like intense showmanship

Don't see it if you want more of a show for your money

Also Very intense, very well acted. You do begin to sense what is coming an... Read more Read less

89
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Romantic, Great acting

See it if you like Tennessee Williams - stories about passionate women

Don't see it if you don't like Tennessee Williams

Also Marissa Tomei is on fire. Her lonely character comes alive and passion... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like long (2 hrs,45 min) shows about loser type mid-life crisis men

Don't see it if 2 hr 45 min is a little too long to watch losing after losing after losing...

Also Definitely an anti-hero, a loser at a mid-life crisis just keeps showi... Read more Read less

85
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a story being revealed little by little

Don't see it if you like your stories straightforward

Also A comedy/drama - how can I describe it?... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you have ever had a bad online dating experience

Don't see it if you never dated online

Also A surprisingly entertaining show.... Read more Read less

89
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Hilarious, Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you remember Rita Rudner fondly - she doesn't disappoint

Don't see it if you like more seriousness in your romantic musical comedies

Also It's like a stand-up routine expanded to have a story line.... Read more Read less

95
Romantic, Great singing

See it if you like spectacle

Don't see it if you prefer your dramas non-musical

Also I know where Cher's costumes and sequins are going when her show close... Read more Read less

89
During previews
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a Broadway quality show at off Broadway prices

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

Also The first act was too long and too much going on.... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you are interested in Walt Whitman and LGBTQ matters

Don't see it if if LGBTQ and PC turn you off

Also This starts as a Birthday party for Walt Whitman and morphs into a tri... Read more Read less

89
Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals

Don't see it if you remember the original play and the movie

Also I didn't see it with the original cast. I suspect it was a better show... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Open
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a one person show

Don't see it if you think you are going to see a magic show - THERE IS NO MAGIC

Also Advertised as a magician does a myriad of tricks for our entertainment... Read more Read less

89
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in newspaper historical fiction

Don't see it if British/Australian accents turn you off

Also I found the first act long and often boring as Lamb puts together his ... Read more Read less

85
Fluffy, Hilarious, Great singing, Clever

See it if you are a fan of The Office

Don't see it if if you never heard of The Office

Also I have to say right off that I have never seen The Office so the parod... Read more Read less