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Brooklyn | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (31)
85
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
April 17th, 2022

See it if You are willing to deal with a difficult topic and are interested in seeing a play that features real people with all their flaws.

Don't see it if You will find the topic of sexual abuse of a teenage triggering.

88
Resonant, Great singing, Great acting
November 14th, 2021

See it if You want to see a real tour de force by Sharon D Clarke! Also great writing by Tony Kushner (as always.)

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a musical on a serious subject. Also, the touch of surrealism in the show might not appeal to some people.

50
Gnit
Brooklyn
Annoying, Quirky
November 14th, 2021

See it if You want to see a new take on Peer Gynt.

Don't see it if You hate the play Peer Gynt (as I do.)

Also The last production I saw of Peer Gynt (at CSC) I walked out saying “O... Read more Read less

89
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Absorbing
November 14th, 2021

See it if You’re interested in a multifaceted play about racial attitudes during an historical event that presents many different point of view.

Don't see it if You are a conservative who needs to make political points about anything concerning race in America.

90
Healing, Hopeful, Resonant, Delightful
November 14th, 2021

See it if If, like me, your life has been upended by the pandemic! A life affirming show about how community is the answer to tragedy.

Don't see it if You hate musicals or you can’t bear to deal with 9/11, even in this life affirming show.

85
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing
May 11th, 2021

See it if This was the last play I saw before the shutdown. I saw it on March 5, 2020. That, by itself, makes it so memorable!

Don't see it if No reason.

80
Innovative, Great acting, Ambitious
January 11th, 2020

See it if You love Oklahoma and want to see a fresh take on it.

Don't see it if If either you hate the music from Oklahoma or you love the original show (and it’s music) so much that you can’t bear to see a new version.

95
During previews
Great singing, Intense, Epic, Resonant, Great staging
January 8th, 2020

See it if If you love seeing a refreshing new take on a familiar show.

Don't see it if You are too distracted by projection screens.

85
Fireflies
Chelsea
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant
October 31st, 2018

See it if You want to see a tour de force performance dealing with issues of race and gender.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a play that deals with history in a literal fashion.

60
During previews
The Emperor
Brooklyn
Not as good as it should have been, Disappointing
September 14th, 2018

See it if You like 1 person shows in which many characters are represented, sometimes in stereotypical fashion. Also, the subject matter is riveting.

Don't see it if You would prefer a deeper, better exploration of this same topic. This was a somewhat superficial telling of this story.

87
Great singing, Ambitious, Original, Exciting
August 14th, 2018

See it if You want to see a new take on Sweeney Todd. The environmental staging gives new insight into this musical.

Don't see it if You will be upset by some of the songs being cut or shortened.

Also I was unhappy that they cut the song City on Fire, shortened More Hot ... Read more Read less

15
Cliched, Insipid, Banal
August 14th, 2018

See it if Perhaps people who have had a very serious illness can relate to this, but even then I think it would be a hard sell.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be bored to tears by this self indulgent, self congratulatory show which contains every cliché there is.

Also Not only is story filled with clichés, but the score is full of musica... Read more Read less

84
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking
July 21st, 2018

See it if You can handle a wrenching play about the psychosis caused by bigotry and the violence it provokes.

Don't see it if You will be too upset by the very disturbing subject matter, which includes on stage violence.

75
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Disappointing, Great acting, Promising, but doesn’t fulfill that promise.
July 21st, 2018

See it if The acting was great. The ideas were interesting.

Don't see it if It really needs to be rewritten and reshaped. Somehow it just doesn’t work.

60
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing, Silly, Cliched
July 21st, 2018

See it if someone who has a high tolerance for silly.

Don't see it if While the performances were good, the show itself was embarrassing.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Moving, Funny
December 29th, 2016

See it if have ever been a parent, or someone's child. While it's very funny, you'll be reaching for a handkerchief by the end.

Don't see it if You can't think back to what things were like in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

Also I have always loved this show. I always find it heartbreaking. But a l... Read more Read less

15
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Excruciating, Insipid, Slow
November 27th, 2016

See it if You want to be bored out of your mind. Please, Lord, let me NEVER EVER live in a place like that!!!

Don't see it if You actually value your time.

90
During previews
Privacy
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Interactive
July 17th, 2016

See it if You want to see a clever, fun play on the serious subject of Internet privacy. It's like a Caryl Churchill play, but funny.

Don't see it if You don't want an interactive experience or you don't own a smart phone. Also, it does get a little long.

100
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Profound
July 3rd, 2016

See it if You want to see a play on a serious subject and is about multi-dimensional people. It's a tragic story, but allows you to laugh at times.

Don't see it if Not for anyone under 15 or so. You have to be ready for very strong subject matter.

77
Clever, Fun, Refreshing, Moving
July 3rd, 2016

See it if You want a great intro to Shakespeare in a lively, funny, no -traditional, yet still moving performance.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional version of the play. Also, this is a shorter version of the original, though it still feels whole.

10
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Silly, dopey, like a comedy sketch that went too long!
July 3rd, 2016

See it if You are easily amused by sophomoric jokes.

Don't see it if You have any taste.

98
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great set design
July 3rd, 2016

See it if You want to see an serious, thoughtful, but entertaining play. It might be of particular interest to teachers or parents of autistic kids.

Don't see it if I can't think of a good reason not to see it.

10
Banal, Cliched
July 2nd, 2016

See it if You like overly cute shows and aren't too discriminating.

Don't see it if You don't like sickening sweet plays.

85
Funny, Original, Great acting
July 2nd, 2016

See it if You want to see a funny play about older women who are not stereotypes.

Don't see it if You are put off by potential suicide being used as a comic plot point.

75
For a previous production
The Humans
Midtown W
Moving, Easily identifiable, Great acting
October 18th, 2015

See it if The characters and situations most people will identify with. Reveals the fragility of working class people aiming at the middle class.

Don't see it if Need a strong plot. Are uncomfortable with situations that cut too close to reality.

80
Our Last Game
East Village
Clever, Original
October 6th, 2015

See it if Are willing to see an original play in a non-traditional space.

Don't see it if Want to see something flashy and elaborately staged.

90
Iphigenia in Aulis
East Village
Moving, Creative, Original
October 4th, 2015

See it if You want to see a classic play in an original, entertaining production. While funny at times, it was also never far from tragedy.

Don't see it if You are a traditionalist who can't stand any changes bring made to a classic.

20
During previews
Barbecue
East Village
Gimmicky, Condescending, Juvenile
October 4th, 2015

See it if You want to see a first act that's like a bad sitcom.The second act begins with some sense the play might improve, but its only an illusion.

Don't see it if You would rather see something more intelligent.

95
Clever, Epic, Great staging
September 26th, 2015

See it if Enjoy a new, fresh look at some familiar history.

Don't see it if If you have trouble with a lot of exposition. I loved it, but this was my college aged daughter's problem with it, particularly in Act I.

100
Absorbing, Moving, Delightful
September 22nd, 2015

See it if No matter if you are Gay or Straight, you'll find something to identify with in this play! A touching, uplifting story of family.

Don't see it if Can't think of a good reason not to see it.

15
Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing
September 22nd, 2015

See it if You don't mind sitting through a ridiculous epic with ho hum music, boring lyrics, and a badly plotted book.

Don't see it if You can get in to see almost anything else on Broadway.