Ladystage

New York City | 65+ | Female
About:  A REAL Brooklynite who loves theatre
Reviews (56)
78
Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
October 21st, 2021

See it if you enjoy theater with an interactive quality. If you are looking for theater that can please the experienced to the novice theater goer.

Don't see it if your looking for a conventional theater where you are the audience and that is the stage. This is a more of a participatory experience.

79
Resonant, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 21st, 2021

See it if you enjoy storytelling shown through many lens. If you are concerned about social justice or looking for thought provoking theater.

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable with intense political themes or looking for a clear point of view. At times it was vague .

86
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing
October 21st, 2021

See it if If you enjoy masterful storytelling and can be held by your imagination.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy one person shows and your ability to concentrate is limited if there is minimal physical action.

79
Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
March 8th, 2020

See it if you enjoy solo shows and are comfortable with strong political views and urban language

Don't see it if your not engaged with solo performances or a text driven performance

76
Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
February 29th, 2020

See it if you enjoy intense family dramas and are comfortable exploring painful family dysfunction and quirky elements.

Don't see it if your not interested in ensemble driven stories with intense family dynamics.

76
During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Romantic, Refreshing, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining
February 12th, 2020

See it if enjoy a strong ensemble performance. Make sure you are comfortable w/ a queer storyline with men and familiar with a urban southern dialect.

Don't see it if your uncomfortable with queer themes within a blk male context.

69
During previews
Where We Stand
Upper W Side
Slow, Great singing, Great acting
February 6th, 2020

See it if You enjoy solo shows that is more storytelling than traditional theater. You enjoy text driven work w/ simple staging .

Don't see it if Your looking for a traditional theater with a strong linear narrative.

75
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing
December 4th, 2019

See it if you have been affected by the HIV crisis, you are looking for edgy theater that pushes the boundaries of interaction within storytelling.

Don't see it if your uncomfortable with open same sex relations, looking for a traditional linear theatre, uncomfortable dealing with conversations abt HIV

72
During previews
Reparations
Brooklyn
Relevant, Entertaining
November 3rd, 2019

See it if You enjoy an entertaining play, with a topic they is relevant but handled in an accessible manner.

Don't see it if Your looking for a profound analysis or thought provoking conversations.

74
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Clever
October 31st, 2019

See it if You enjoy a non traditional staged musical with current language and themes.

Don't see it if Your looking for traditional broadway musical w/ family friendly themes.

78
During previews
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining
October 31st, 2019

See it if You want a crowd pleasing musical. If you enjoy easily digestible information told in an entertaining way!

Don't see it if Your looking for thought provoking content or a new revelations about Tina Turner.

76
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Clever, Ambitious
October 31st, 2019

See it if Your interested in non traditional theater with creative storytelling.

Don't see it if Your uncomfortable w/ queer themes and slightly indulgent thrmes.

75
During previews
Dated, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious
July 18th, 2019

See it if your interested in stories that involve struggle and interpersonal issues.

Don't see it if your looking for an updated version of this novel. Your looking to have a greater understanding of the issues that were raised by the story.

74
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
July 6th, 2019

See it if if you love baseball it’s a must! If you enjoy creative storytelling that is told in a bare bones staging you will enjoy this show.

Don't see it if If your looking for a traditional broadway showcase with a traditional narrative that involves several ensemble plot points.

77
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 10th, 2019

See it if your interested in the story of an intelligent, well acted mature woman’s emotional journey through the ups and downs of her marriage.

Don't see it if if your not interested simple

75
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing
May 10th, 2019

See it if enjoy simple, well acted solo show about the all too familiar story of what it means to have real communication in marriage.

Don't see it if your looking for an action-packed 70min of explosive revelations or mysteries revealed.

84
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
October 7th, 2018

See it if your familiar with the politics of IRA, enjoy family sink plays that involve a number of stories that are intense in nature.

Don't see it if your not a fan of the slow reveal family drama and conflicting viewpoints on political philosophies.

73
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky
September 25th, 2018

See it if you love fan of animated films with a sweet story w/ quirky characters. The ending won’t surprise you but a sentiment we need right now.

Don't see it if your not a fan of animated films that slightly undermine more tradional views & faiths.

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Quirky
September 11th, 2018

See it if you enjoy creative storytelling in a series of carefully crafted moments . You are comfortable with current language and idioms.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional narrative and mainstream language in theatre.

64
Banal, Dated, Great singing
August 18th, 2018

See it if if your a huge fan of the movie and want to relive your favorite moments for a lots of money.

Don't see it if your looking for a creative or original interpretation of the movie.

69
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Slow
August 18th, 2018

See it if your interested in seeing new work with a quirky downtown feel. Not a clear linear narrative but an interesting journey.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional linear play . If your not open to the use of puppetry and musical interludes in the midst of dramatic moments

78
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy
July 11th, 2018

See it if you enjoy farce & slapstick. I love the GoGo’s & that helps but not necessary. You are open to new expression of gender and sexuality.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional musical . If you don’t with farce with an edgy narrative with queer bent.

71
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Cliched, Ambitious
July 10th, 2018

See it if your interested in theatre that is edgy, interactive, and non linear. This is a series of vignettes that chronicles the lives of addicts.

Don't see it if your looking for a linear plot or Uncomfortable with theatre that is incredibly interactive and physical. The accents are also very strong .

77
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking
May 28th, 2018

See it if your interested in being challenged in your theatre viewing experience. Enjoy creative storytelling and human stories .

Don't see it if Your looking for action driven theater and to watch a story unfold slowly with focused attention.

87
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking
May 22nd, 2018

See it if if you interested in character driven storytelling within an urban setting.

Don't see it if If your looking for light hearted comedy or a traditional , conservative theatre

73
During previews
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Absorbing
May 10th, 2018

See it if your a fan of bluesy traditional dramas.

Don't see it if groundbreaking, orginal or creative writing.

70
Stuffed
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Relevant, Quirky
November 20th, 2017

See it if the stories of women interest within a casual 80 min of stand up, dialogue and some emotionally filled monologue.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional narrative or casual unstructured theatre doesn’t appeal to you.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny
November 18th, 2017

See it if you are a fan of the show or your looking for fluffy entertainment for you and your younger friends. Fun, silly easily digestible.

Don't see it if Your not familiar with the tv show or looking for a short escapist show. At 2.5 hrs it’s a little long for this type of entertainment.

82
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
November 1st, 2017

See it if Your interested in unique love story that is insightful critique of Western arrogance . Moments that are not always smooth but still work.

Don't see it if you have a conservative view on a love story or looking for fast paced, highly comedic play.

Also Wonderful performances but there transitions that are slightly clunky ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Great writing, Intense, Slow, Relevant, Cliched
September 11th, 2017

See it if your a fan of Suzi Lori Parks work. Her writing is the star of this show, it's penetrating and urgent.

Don't see it if Your looking for a creative interpretation of this work. This is a by the numbers production and it doesn't delve beyond the surface.

69
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Cliched
September 11th, 2017

See it if your a fan of the the generational family dysfunctional plays I.e. August Osage . The slow revealing but well acted mature drama.

Don't see it if your looking for a quirky or creativity that is risky production.

78
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Cliched, Entertaining
July 24th, 2017

See it if Your want to enjoy a easy, breezy entertaining theatre.

Don't see it if your uncomfortable with classic romance, looking for thought -provoking work or with same - sex relationships.

68
How To Be Safe
East Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Slow
June 18th, 2017

See it if you want to see new work that is exploring the lives of emotionally damaged women in a new way.

Don't see it if if your looking established, vetted theatre and not comfortable with independent & less polished

66
STREEPSHOW!
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Confusing, Edgy, Slow
June 18th, 2017

See it if you enjoy campy theatre and want some light , easy entertainment.

Don't see it if your not familiar with Meryl Streep movies and not a fan of gay inspired theatre

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Refreshing, Relevant
June 13th, 2017

See it if your looking for creative storytelling told through a non linear narrative.

Don't see it if your uncomfortable with political commentary or need s traditional storytelling style .

79
Ambitious, Edgy, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny
June 12th, 2017

See it if your looking for a quirky, funny ride . A few bumps & edits needed along the way but you want to be entertained & slightly challenged.

Don't see it if your looking for a traditional ingenue as your lead and a quirky, slightly shocking musical quips

71
Ambitious, Great staging, Refreshing, Slow, Great acting
May 27th, 2017

See it if your interested in a non linear story in verse of a woman's journey through the dissolution of her marriage and her awakening desire

Don't see it if If your uncomfortable with a one person show that explores a mature woman story that's slowly evolves

70
Relevant, Entertaining, Cliched, Beautiful movement, Uneven writing
May 20th, 2017

See it if looking to see a performance committed to exploring a painful subject through movement and text.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of unstructured story line, not familiar with current political climate, looking for strong, linear language

76
During previews
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Slow, Great acting, Clever, Relevant
May 15th, 2017

See it if you are interested in seeing a family drama that unravels slowly. Storytelling that happens in a quiet way

Don't see it if your looking for swiftly paced action with intricate story lines. Encourage you to see Sojourners first .

76
During previews
Venus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Indulgent, Cliched
May 13th, 2017

See it if your intrigued by creative storytelling and emotionally conflicting theatre .

Don't see it if If your looking for a clear linear narrative and easily digestible themes

70
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Dated
April 23rd, 2017

See it if you enjoy easily digestible reimagined operatic theater with where misunderstanding are the core of the action.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy opera, enjoy clever comedies w/ complex storylines,

76
Dolphins and Sharks
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting
March 4th, 2017

See it if your interested in a contemporary story that's easy to digest and clever at the same time

Don't see it if your looking for a more classic theatre without urban language

69
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking
March 1st, 2017

See it if if you enjoy productions about exploring the questions of life, your beliefs & convictions. You enjoy a slow reveal .

Don't see it if If your interested in fast paced, highly charged theatre with a clear resolution.

69
Funny, Ambitious, Relevant
March 1st, 2017

See it if your interested in new work still in development. There is some interesting staging & performances.

Don't see it if your looking for work that's not in development or if your uncomfortable w/ urban language

77
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy
December 14th, 2016

See it if Enjoy downtown theatre that is improvisational,unpredictable, edgy & possibly absurd.

Don't see it if traditional theatre or comedy. If your looking for something reliable or comfortable this is probably not the show for you,

60
During previews
Clever, Thought-provoking, Slow
November 14th, 2016

See it if your interested in a slow, steady family drama. Simple staging with text driven action.

Don't see it if Your looking for a sense of urgency, looking for topical drama with consistent performances or dynamic staging.

Also A very big plus is that this a female driven narrative that explores s... Read more Read less

77
Duat
East Village
Clever, Edgy, Ambitious
November 7th, 2016

See it if your looking for the downtown theatre experience. Theatre that is cleverly written, creative but challenges the traditional narrative.

Don't see it if If your not comfortable with the gay-themed stories, musically heavy or a text-heavy production.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
October 31st, 2016

See it if your moved by political, thought provoking left leaning theatre that requires concentration and focus.

Don't see it if Your interested in a traditional narrative theatre performance or a breezy theatrical experience that is easy to digest .

77
Fit for a Queen
Financial
Ambitious, Entertaining, Uneven
October 24th, 2016

See it if If you enjoy fun, campy theatre that has sexy elements this is a show for you. A little bit farce & a lot of bit soap opera

Don't see it if If you looking for a penetrating drama or a historical awakening.

70
Ambitious, Cliched, Great staging, Intelligent, Dated
October 9th, 2016

See it if Your looking for a creative use of space with strong performances & clever writing

Don't see it if Your looking to know more abt the struggles of Nat Turner or hoping to be challenged by the understanding of his rebellion.