Katherine 6283

New York City

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Reviews (81)
88
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like George Bernard Shaw and enjoy a creative staging of his well-written and well-acted play.

Don't see it if you prefer elaborate costumes or sets.

92
Great choreography, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like The Temptations and a high-energy musical with a moving story.

Don't see it if you do not care for Motown.

94
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see a very funny, well-cast musical.

Don't see it if you do not like the story of Tootsie.

86
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an Arthur Miller play that keeps you riveted to outstanding performances.

Don't see it if you want something light, because this play requires attention and thought.

88
The Poor of New York
East Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a well-acted melodrama (with touches of comedy), creative staging, and wonderful costumes in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you expect elaborate sets or are uncomfortable sitting close to the actors.

Also The Sunday talk-backs are always enjoyable and educational.

88
Romantic, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a lively and creative production of Shakespeare with great acting by a company who seemed to really enjoy the play.

Don't see it if you expect elaborate sets or would feel uncomfortable in a small space with some eye contact and interaction with the actors.

Also This company reminds me somewhat of Fiasco Theater - in a very positiv... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like Shakespeare's historical plays or if you are interested in seeing the complete Henry V.

Don't see it if you prefer elaborate staging or can not appreciate an energetic though long production.

82
During previews
Maverick
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want to learn more about Orson Welles as a creative artist.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate actors playing multiple roles.

Also George Demas is an excellent Orson Welles.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a serious topic dealt with in a humorous yet thoughtful manner.

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows.

72
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in seeing a rarely revived Tennessee Williams play.

Don't see it if you want to see something uplifting because the play is rather depressing despite the occasional comedic overtones.

83
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you enjoy one-act plays by A.R. Gurney showcasing great acting. The Love Course is exceptionally clever and funny.

Don't see it if you only like big productions; or will be disappointed if one of the three one-acts is weaker than the other two.

Also The actors are very versatile, convincingly playing totally different ... Read more Read less

78
Heartbreak House
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of George Bernard Shaw or if you enjoy watching actors portray a zany assortment of characters.

Don't see it if you want a faster paced production.

90
Unraveled
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like creative staging and writing of a family drama in a small intimate theater

Don't see it if you like linear plots or large scale productions; or do not want to experience how a daughter deals with the illness and death of her mother

88
Before We're Gone
West Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a small yet superb cast in a very thoughtful play. Performances were very believable; timing was perfect.

Don't see it if you only like large productions or do not care for an intimate theater experience.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing, Enchanting, Must see

See it if you like Shakespeare that is refreshing and so well-acted that it is very easy to understand.

Don't see it if you like rigid adherence to the original Shakespeare more than character development.

Also Hamlet Isn't Dead always presents great productions. This is my favori... Read more Read less

92
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want an unusual and exciting theater experience. It helps if you are familiar with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

Don't see it if you do not want to be challenged to pay attention, yet still be a bit baffled!

94
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a good story told through creative staging and great songs.

Don't see it if you do not care for Disney dazzle and fun.

98
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a great small cast, telling an interesting story, with a creative set.

Don't see it if you don't want to think or to be engaged in an intriguing story.

92
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you enjoy great storytelling by a master.

Don't see it if a one man show is unappealing.

92
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a refreshing and clever musical interpretation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.

Don't see it if you want a serious play.

Also The singing and acting are top rate. Everyone enunciates clearly so th... Read more Read less

96
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a unique theater experience, with constant (sometimes frenetic) activity, a very talented cast, and an absorbing story.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional musical.

Also My seat in the front row rear mezzanine was perfect to catch all of th... Read more Read less

90
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you appreciate a family story that is gripping, intriguing, emotionally raw, and with unexpected twists.

Don't see it if you are disturbed by violence or by loud noises.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you like Shakespeare with a modern political twist.

Don't see it if violence or brief nudity offends.

Also I felt immersed in this play - perhaps because I sat near the front - ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like Chekhov and appreciate creative staging in an intimate venue.

Don't see it if you only like large-scale productions.

78
Refreshing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Shakespeare and can appreciate a two hour (half length) version of Cymbeline that hits all of the highlights in a cohesive story.

Don't see it if you only like big productions.

90
Nostalgic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Carole King's music and would like to learn how her life inspired her songs.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy great music and creative sets.

84
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you appreciate four different, short, one-act plays that are well-acted and creatively staged.

Don't see it if you only enjoy a big production rather than a small, intimate theater experience.

92
Refreshing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like Shakespeare's comedies and enjoy a fresh interpretation with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you do not want to laugh!

84
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like Shakespeare and enjoy adaptations that bring his plays to modern life, with humor.

Don't see it if you expect elaborate costumes or scenery.

70
During previews
Unique, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like multimedia plays including music, singing, and puppetry with a unique perspective.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate an odd mix of creativity, despite being somewhat confusing.

84
State of the Union
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy well acted, creatively staged older plays that engage the audience; or if you are interested in a non-musical Lindsay and Crouse.

Don't see it if you dislike a small intimate theater experience or a play that requires thoughtful attention.

Also The dresses are exquisite. The staging is the best yet at The Metropol... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like dramas with a moral dilemma or if you want to see a play by Elizabeth Baker.

Don't see it if period pieces are of no interest.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you appreciate a well-choreographed ensemble drama.

Don't see it if you prefer to hear every word. The Irish accent was difficult to understand at times but that did not diminish the impact of the play.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy Leiber and Stoller music, exciting staging, an energetic and talented cast.

Don't see it if 40 songs, with no intermission, does not interest you.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you want an exciting theater experience in an intimate space with one great actor.

Don't see it if you do not care for one-man shows.

Also J. Dolan Byrnes made you feel like you were in the room with Harry S. ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are interested in Sarah Bernhardt, appreciate creative staging, or enjoy an entertaining story told through great and expressive acting.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Shakespeare or Bernhardt.

Also Janet McTeer's acting is wonderfully expressive however I had a hard t... Read more Read less

98
During previews
You And I
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a refreshing, clever, riveting, well-crafted play, in a very intimate theater where you feel you are in the room with the actors.

Don't see it if you only enjoy musicals or large productions.

Also This is one of the best plays produced by Alex Roe, Artistic Director ... Read more Read less

98
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if This was the most fun I ever had at a Broadway musical. Bette Midler is showcased at her best. The costumes are very beautiful.

Don't see it if you want something serious because you will laugh through the whole show.

82
Skintight
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want to see Idina Menzel in a non-singing role or if you want to see something a bit different that makes you laugh and embarrassed.

Don't see it if you are bothered by sexual situations or language.

92
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to be entertained by a clever and creative musical. It enhances the experience if you know a little about the cartoon.

Don't see it if you only enjoy serious plays and do not want to engage your imagination.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you like Shakespeare tragedies. The portrayal of Iago as a master villain was superb.

Don't see it if three hours out-of-doors is too long. Some transitions were a little slow in the first performance.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be challenged to think in a new way.

Don't see it if you want pure entertainment and do not want to concentrate.

84
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare that is creative and well-acted.

Don't see it if you expect elaborate scenery or costumes.

Also Frog and Peach engage the audience and make Shakespeare come alive. I ... Read more Read less

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you love fresh interpretations of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if if you do not like wonderful language.

Also This was one of the best Twelfth Night productions I ever saw. Fiasco ... Read more Read less

92
Bells are Ringing
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you like an entertaining musical performed by a talented cast. The female lead is especially a joy.

Don't see it if you want a big production. This is an intimate theater where the actors and story stand out.

86
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you enjoy musicals highlighting several outstanding voices.

Don't see it if you are offended by racial slurs.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and appreciate a performance that delights.

Don't see it if You prefer a set/scenery (rather than your imagination).

98
On Strivers Row
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Delightful

See it if you appreciate a well-written gem of a play that is funny and relevant, with richly detailed characters wonderfully acted.

Don't see it if you do not want to laugh.

Also I look forward to reading this Abram Hill play to more fully appreciat... Read more Read less

92
Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to be immersed in a play and emotionally connected to the drama's characters.

Don't see it if you want a large-scale production or cannot appreciate a modern updating of a Greek tragedy.

90
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you appreciate amazing, mesmerizing performances from four actors.

Don't see it if you only want to be entertained but not think.

Also The 90 minutes went by too quickly. I was left wanting more. Hopefully... Read more Read less