Karen 8280

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Reviews (107)
95
Burn This
Midtown W
Raunchy, Riveting, Great acting

See it if you want to see Adam Driver catching fire

Don't see it if you are sensitive to strong language

Also Adam Driver is on fire! When he is onstage he is the only thing that y... Read more Read less

79
Knock It Off!: A Farce
East Village
Dizzying, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like slamming door farces

Don't see it if you don't like frenzied action

Also A slamming door farce like Noises Off only not as professional. ... Read more Read less

85
High Button Shoes
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like old fashioned musicals

Don't see it if you like your musicals up to date and relevant

Also A pleasant show with no lessons and plenty of good music and great dan... Read more Read less

99
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you still remember the awkward years of high school

Don't see it if you like your musicals with more meat to them

Also When I went to buy my ticket I saw that there were a lot of young peop... Read more Read less

79
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an Arthur Miller classic

Don't see it if you prefer comedies or musicals

Also I am an older person and I had never seen All My Sons. I felt that I n... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you want to see Nathan Lane in anything he does...

Don't see it if I'm not sure if there is a reason to see it, so maybe don't...

Also Taylor Mac is a playwright for Theater of the Ridiculous, so don't try... Read more Read less

79
Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like fun music and you never saw Julia Roberts in the movie

Don't see it if you really really love Julia Roberts and no one can take her place

Also I enjoyed this show although it is not the best musical I have seen th... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy being entertained to the nth degree...

Don't see it if Are you a sour puss? See it, anyway!

Also I thought that the best musical this season was The Prom, but Tootsie ... Read more Read less

99
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you remember The Golden Girls fondly

Don't see it if you don't like men in drag, no matter how talented they are

Also Oh, this is one of the funniest shows I have seen. The laughs come a m... Read more Read less

45
Skinnamarink
East Village
Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like edgy stuff - PS Nobody likes it this edgy...

Don't see it if you enjoy live theater

Also You are so lucky - it just closed.... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you like ensemble theater

Don't see it if you are not familiar with acting classes

Also As a person who takes an acting class I recognized all the characters ... Read more Read less

78
State of the Union
East Village
Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are really into politics - then and now...

Don't see it if you are not familiar with politics of 1947 or 2018

Also It is supposed to be a comedy of sorts but it isn't that funny. Maybe ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Edgy

See it if you are interested in myth meets ecology

Don't see it if you are not into green futures

Also The world clock is at 11:45 and Dionysus comes to save the world... Read more Read less

92
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if you love old fashioned musicals

Don't see it if if silly stories are not your cup of tea

Also With tunes by Irving Berlin this show should have been a 100.... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Greek Myths

Don't see it if you don't like Greek myths

Also I saw this show in its incarnation at the NY Theater Workshop in the E... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if you can tolerate short, great, one act plays, so you don't get bored if you don't like one...

Don't see it if you like to laugh with happy stories

Also Such great writing, even if you don't care for the subject matter, you... Read more Read less

75
Edgar Allan
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing

See it if you like Edgar Allan Poe

Don't see it if you like Edgar Allan Poe

Also Confusing at first - just who is the 2nd Edgar Allan? an imaginary per... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like a slice of life between an 8 year old and a 75 year old

Don't see it if you don't like screechy , high pitched child voices

Also I know that this was an entertaining show by the reaction of the audie... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in discussion about race in our time.

Don't see it if thoughtful drama is not your thing.

Also Very intense and definitely thought-provoking, more and more as the pl... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Christmas-y

See it if you enjoy holiday fun and music and the serious side of the Season, too.

Don't see it if you don't partake of Holiday joy

Also ...especially for Clay Aiken fans, which there seems to be a large gro... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Must see

See it if you love having fun at the theater.

Don't see it if you are a crab apple...

Also This is a wonderful show. Much more than I expected. Very fast moving ... Read more Read less

75
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if you are familiar with Irish history of the 1980's

Don't see it if you have no tolerance for annoying brogues and localisms that Americans don't understand.

Also And it's very long (3 hours, 15 minutes), and if you go out for a brea... Read more Read less

65
Fort Dicks
Midtown W
Slow, Raunchy, Excruciating, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You don't have to worry about seeing it - it just closed

Don't see it if you have better things to do with 2 1/2 hours.

Also It is not all bad. There were some very sharp, satirical bursts of hum... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you like great singing and new music based on old styles.

Don't see it if you don't particularly enjoy a 2-person show.

Also You will enjoy it more if you read the NY Times review before you go t... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like Shakespeare and you like eating and drinking. The Shakespeare is easy enough if you don't follow the words-enjoy the story & wine.

Don't see it if you REALLY don't like Shakespeare, even with 2 glasses of wine, appetizers, and panne cotte.

100
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like Carl Reiner: you like to have a good time

Don't see it if see it anyway

Also I saw this show when it was in its developmental stages and later in a... Read more Read less

79
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Awful staging, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if masterful acting by Bryan Cranston

Don't see it if you prefer light comedies

Also The staging was AWFUL! If you go, be sure to sit in the center or the ... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in H C Andersen

Don't see it if you like a little zip in your biographies

Also Sorry. I did not enjoy this dark version of H C Andersen's life.... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if you like big splashy overstuffed musicals and you are a fan of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice.

Don't see it if if you like your musicals with a little more intelligence

Also I don't remember Tim Burton's Beetlejuice so I come to this show with ... Read more Read less

79
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Hammerstein with whoever he wrote with

Don't see it if you are expecting context for the songs, similar to Hal, Prince of Broadway (It ain't here)

Also Audio-animatronics move over! There's a new artificial human in town.... Read more Read less

79
Vilna
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in some fictional history

Don't see it if you find Holocaust stories too frightening to be on a theatrical stage

Also This is not my usual type of entertainment - if entertainment is the r... Read more Read less

75
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Ambitious

See it if you are questioning your belief in tele-evangelists

Don't see it if you are secure in your beliefs

Also The opposite of C S Lewis.... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Laurie Metcalf and/or John Lithgow

Don't see it if you get bored easily

Also Well, I didn't like it. It doesn't mean that it isn't good - the audie... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you remember the Temptations and the 60's, 70's, 80's etc..

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

Also SEE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

99
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you like upbeat musicals with a little sadness

Don't see it if you are not into chick flicks..

Also The scenery is a cheerful compilation of stylized posters of chick fli... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Sparkly

See it if you remember Cher fondly and you love an exciting musical

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

Also So much better than Summer which used the same 3-person portrayal of t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Lolita, My Love
Midtown E
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a bit of history - a musical that closed out-of-town.

Don't see it if you can't get past the subject matter - hebephilia

Also This show would get a 100 if it weren't for the subject - pedophilia. ... Read more Read less

77
Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy the Frankenstein story in all its incarnations

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

Also Very good singing. ... Read more Read less

95
Carmelina
Midtown E
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny

See it if you like delightful musicals and great singing

Don't see it if you don't like delightful musicials and great singing

Also Hurry up - it is closing Feb 3rd.... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you like to laugh at politics

Don't see it if you are a firmly red or blue state

Also This show probably deserves a higher rating. The audience was in stitc... Read more Read less

100
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a great, true, show

Don't see it if you are a male (or female) chauvinist you-know-what

Also This is a wonderful show. No reason not to see it.

95
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you want to see a Broadway musical comedy that doesn't get to Broadway

Don't see it if you don't like Gilbert and Sullivan

Also The show is now closed.... Read more Read less

89
Christmas in Hell
Midtown E
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Irreverent

See it if you like musicals that make fun of Christmas

Don't see it if you consider Christmas a holy time, and don't appreciate a frog on a cross, even if it is in fun

Also Irreverent look at Christmas. Too much of the F*** word. But the music... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Wonderful!

See it if you want a wonderful experience.

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see it. Unless, maybe you don't like a cappella.

Also This is a most wonderful, uplifting show based on a true happening dur... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting

Don't see it if you like a resolution to your stories

Also The play does not offer a resolution, which is good in that it leaves ... Read more Read less

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Profound

See it if you enjoyed Fiddler, and want to see a different incarnation.

Don't see it if you are in love with the original English version

Also For me, seeing Fiddler in Yiddish did not make it more powerful. My Yi... Read more Read less

89
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Great puppetry

See it if you like great singing, magnificent dancing and King Kong

Don't see it if you think that a big monkey puppet is boring

Also Really, this is a fun show and a serious show. ... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy singing and dancing and great costumes and funny in-theater jokes. And even a heartwarming story.

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also I enjoyed this very much - I even had a tear towards the end...

90
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you are interested in truth in history.

Don't see it if you really prefer light musicals (I do - but I enjoyed this show)

Also Almost Broadway quality

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if you like a gentle love story with lovely Middle-Eastern music fused with modern music. A lovely way to spend an afternoon or evening.

Don't see it if you like only big splashy musicals. I like big splashy musicals, but I really enjoyed this gentle, romantic show.