KarmaCom

New York City | Female
About:  Native NY-er, music and theater lover. Performing arts professional.
Reviews (20)
85
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate excellent writing, historical subject matter, women's and ethnic issues and discovering new acting talent.

Don't see it if You can't handle being in a raggedly and I think somewhat dirty theater space. Seriously this is the only drawback.

Also I saw the show on the first preview night and didn't know it at the ti... Read more Read less

95
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a Tony Award winning actress and a great cast at the top of their game. You appreciate masterful playwriting.

Don't see it if You cannot get into baseball at all, have no appreciation for women's history and black history, do not enjoy brilliant theater.

Also A black woman in a black man's sports world, playing a white man's gam... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Masterful, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love amazing staging and spectacle in a soaring space, are a fan of choreography, Asian storytelling, martial arts/Kung Fu and Sia.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional theater experience, want an intimate theater experience, hate spectacle and do not appreciate Asian culture.

Also This is so worth seeing on so many levels. The Shed itself is such an ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Must see, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to catch this amazing, multi-talented cast and enjoy American musical theater at its best before it hits broadway.

Don't see it if You do not like to be dazzled by talent. You do not like pieces dealing with the civil rights era and the American South.

Also I appreciated that every number moved the plot forward, and the songs ... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Cliched, Quirky, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if Highly intimate, experiential theater in a raunchy nightclub setting is your thing, and you like overpriced badly mixed bar drinks.

Don't see it if You are expecting much more than an offbeat theatrical experience/

Also Let me save you some time here: If the cast was one of your kids or co... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Entertaining, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to experience an ensemble of A-game actors in a well-written, thought-provoking, contemporary, well-directed piece in 3 acts.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy contemporary themes, dislike Susan Sarandon or you are not interested in seeing anyone onstage over the age of 29.

Also The cast was absolutely remarkable, AND there was not a wasted scene o... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting, Relevant, Tour de force

See it if A marvelous actress tells her true story and hits all the notes, emotions, pathos. Very real, very current, very intimate. Don't miss it.

Don't see it if Some may consider this one woman show the theatrical version of a chick flick. Vulnerability, relationship/ marriage/family front & center.

Also It's not light and fluffy, but it's a highly entertaining show. Excell... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Such a treat to have such an intimate theater experience of an O'Casey play performed by a top-rate ensemble.

Don't see it if If you have an issue with Irish accents you may have a problem.

74
Van Gogh Find Yourself
Upper E Side
Clever, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if Very intimate. Amazing mix of talents-drawing and acting. A unique experience. Part confessional, part salon.

Don't see it if You have to like Van Gogh or the idea of being in an intimate setting with someone channeling a sensitive, artistic, genius.

70
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Overrated, Confusing, Unconvincing, Artificial, Intelligent

See it if You are not Italian American, not from Brooklyn or NYC, not so familiar with the 60's. Like excellent staging and good theatrical timing.

Don't see it if You think you are going to see a thoughtful piece on Italian American families in 60's NYC. The only thing Italian in the show is the title

76
American Fables
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like topical material, a kaleidoscope of intense scenes, and a non-traditional theater setting

Don't see it if You like traditional plays in a traditional setting

Also Go to see two actresses that are in top form. They are worth the price... Read more Read less

75
During previews
LOVER
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if You can appreciate a woman's perspective on love, what passes for love, sex, lust and lovers as she matures from puberty to middle age.

Don't see it if You dislike one-woman shows, feel uncomfortable about candid talk on sex, orgasms, depictions of masturbation. Note: nothing is in bad taste

Also Lois Robbins stars in an autobiographical show about her life, chronol... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

See it if The cast are all improvisational geniuses with often great comic and slapstick timing. High cleverness and ultimate of thinking on your feet

Don't see it if You dislike improv. I found the "theater" itself to be on the edge of rundown grossness. Can't they find a better venue??

Also I would take more people to experience this extremely talented cast an... Read more Read less

27
God of Marz
Midtown W
Raunchy, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You want to support original live theater in NY, no matter what it turns out to be.

Don't see it if You value your time.

Also There are actually some decent lines amidst the drivel and indulgence.... Read more Read less

69
Original Sound
West Village
Long, Uneven, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You are into songwriting, the music business, Latin music, hiphop, character studies, family dramas, coming-of-age, sparse sets and staging

Don't see it if You expect world-class playwriting, accuracy in terms of the music business and how music artists record and create, fleshed out characters

Also I am happy to see anything dealing with the music business and making ... Read more Read less

51
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Slow, Quirky, Violent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You are into multimedia modernized reworks of period pieces, fast costume changes and ambitious acting, onstage violence. Pro production.

Don't see it if You love Shakespeare. Same era, different playwright. There is a reason Shakespeare's plays endured for centuries and others' didn't.

58
Dying in Boulder
East Village
Slow, Intense, Good acting, Depressing, Cliched

See it if Pro acting, daughter was a standout. Very overwrought and somewhat cliched on the hippie front as the characters would have had to be older.

Don't see it if You are not into death and dying and family dynamics for 2 hours. Spoiler alert: you get the full enchilada complete with death rattle.

78
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Banal, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Attempts to explain junk bond eta and the motivations based on a few thinly- veiled fictional major players.

Don't see it if You're not interested in finance, business, great playwrights, examination of ethics, human behaviour and workings of the financial ind

100
For a previous production
Dizzying, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Split second timing

See it if First rate piece of ensemble work. Physical comedy, hair raising pratfalls, clever wordplay, and delightful silliness.

Don't see it if If you don't appreciate physical comedy or you are not in the mood to laugh.

98
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Good score

See it if good for all ages

Don't see it if you don't like the wizard of oz story