LaLulu

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  I LOVE broadway .. and off broadway. I makes me feel happy, and i need much more of that! My parents brought me to broadway so many years ago and its always inspired me.
Reviews (46)
97
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate what can be done in theater,you like to see a story unwind in true storytelling fashion with perfect costumes dancing singing

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluffy broadway musical you are looking for light & airy you can't sit through a couple of slightly too long numbers

Also I wanted to give this a 100, but for the fact that it was a little dar... Read more Read less

80
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You love Marisa Tomei. You like Tennesse Williams writing. You just want to be entertained. You like Italian accents and traditions.

Don't see it if You are expecting a classic. Its different. You mind heavy accents - some are difficult to understand. You expect passion - its fluffy.

Also Marisa Tomei was fabulous as was the rest of the cast. The hype on the... Read more Read less

55
TERRA FIRMA
Gramercy
Missed, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you want to try to figure out the point they are getting across you like to see nice acting at Baruch college

Don't see it if you want to see something with some excitement.. this just dragged for us

Also we felt that they did not do a good job at getting their point across ... Read more Read less

55
Draggy, Slow, Overrated

See it if You like to see a 2 person play You are intrigued by nudity on stage You like the actors

Don't see it if You are looking for any kind of meaningful message You are looking to CONNECT - because there really is no connection You want fast pace

Also I really wanted to and thought I'd like this show and I tried. I felt ... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Funny, Clever

See it if you loved the move you love to laugh and have fun you want a big production with lots of giddyup and go!

Don't see it if you mind profanity you want something serious you're looking for something deep and thought provoking

Also This is a great production with very cleverly staging and choreography... Read more Read less

70
Weird, Cult following, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like shows like the Rocky Horror Picture show which develops a cult following. you like stories about high school trials & tribulations

Don't see it if you are looking for something with depth or great music.

Also I was glad there was a closed caption screen because you can't actuall... Read more Read less

83
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like an intense one person show. You want to see fantastic acting. You want to be exposed to James Joyce. You want to be taken away.

Don't see it if You don't like a little frontal nudity You are offended by a show that is sexually/sensually explicit You want something light and fluffy

Also Aeidin Moloney is masterful as Molly Bloom.She draws us in & keeps us ... Read more Read less

79
Feel good, Overrated, Refreshing, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you like a feel good show you like a made for broadway standard musical you want 2hear the story of gander newfoundland as it relatedto 9-11

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy you're looking for fabulous singing and staging you have high expectations

Also I gave this a 79. Its worthwhile, but really what are all the high rev... Read more Read less

90
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Arthur Miller you love GREAT Acting & don't mind minimal off broadway productions you love a great drama you want 2 be transported

Don't see it if you're looking for something like you mind a 3 hr production you want a light hearted show or musical you mind a bare bones production

Also If this were broadway I'd give it a 95, but to temper expectations its... Read more Read less

93
All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Profound

See it if you love plays you love Arthur Miller you enjoy thinking about morality you want a taste of the goneby simpler days of life you love Annette

Don't see it if you don't like a drama you are looking for a musical

Also i cannot imagine why you would not want to see this fantastic piece of... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Light, Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if If you're looking for a big fun fluffy broadway musical where you don't have to think and just want to kick back & laugh. Its adorable.

Don't see it if you want depth. you want a real drama! you don't like one liners! you'd rather spend your money on something important

Also This is a cute entertaining light show. Worthwhile easy theater. I jus... Read more Read less

76
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like a feel good musical you like to see talented muscians play multiple instruments throughout the show you like an action packed show

Don't see it if you're looking for a HUGE show - this is an easy small production you don't like music! you get confused with people playing multiple roles

Also Lovely small production... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You love Kelli Ohara - the role is made for her! You love great singing and fantastic dance scenes, you love Cole Porter, musicals, classics

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy and new or you're looking for mental stimulation (this is an easy sit back & enjoy the ride kind of show)

Also Line this one up for a Tony... AFTER they do some cutting and heavy ti... Read more Read less

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful

See it if you enjoy many characters and stunningly fabulous acting from ALL! you like Irish history, characters and family stories you enjoy an epic

Don't see it if you do not like a 3 hr 15 minute show you don't enjoy listening to accents (Irish) you are looking for a musical you want something light

Also This is a fantastic show. It does not feel long at all. One full inter... Read more Read less

90
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Great staging, Absorbing, Intimate

See it if you love immersive theater where you are part of the show. you love James Joyce, you want to see the American Irish historical society

Don't see it if if you don't like to be part of a show if you don't like a PLAY vs a musical if you want to bring kids - not the type of show for kids

Also I went by myself and completely enjoyed meeting other audience members... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You love an intense brilliantly staged & acted play. You want to be completely drawn in. You want to be reminded of morals courage & manners

Don't see it if you want a lighthearted show or a musical. Honestly the show is so fantastic I can't think of a reason not to see it. Going again!

Also This was an incredibly well staged show. Completely engaging from the ... Read more Read less

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to get lost in an easy and fun show with some cute music you want to feel good and laugh you want to have hope again!

Don't see it if if you are expecting the best music ever if you want something serious

Also Really cute show, entertaining and light. I wouldn't put it at the top... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Delightful, Epic, Great singing

See it if you want to see a classic with a great classic storyline, songs, and memories.

Don't see it if you don't like traditional classic shows, if you don't like romance, if you are looking for something edgy and new.

Also I have always loved Carousel and have seen it many times. I had to giv... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You like good lighthearted fun. The second half is better than the first. Lots of great singing and fun dancing. Easy fun.

Don't see it if you want to see something that will really make you think, or that is deep. This is fluffy cute.

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Romantic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like Carole King! if you like music! Sit in the front row and breathe it in. Its wonderful. Seen 3x now.

Don't see it if you don't like music, you don't like Carole King, you don't want to hear her autobiography.

92
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to smile. If you want a great girls night out. If you want to feel good! I've seen it 3x and loved!

Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy and intense, or if you're out with the guys!

90
Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want a traditional Big Show Broadway experience & definitely if you have kids. Took my niece when she was 2 & it made her a broadway fan

Don't see it if If you're looking for something edgy and new... This is a traditional classic lovely

94
Absorbing, Exquisite, Dizzying, Masterful, Intense

See it if You love something different intriguing and intense with lots of action

Don't see it if Sadly you can't see it cuz it's closed it was a spectacular show and I have no idea why it said closed if it ever opens again go see it

92
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like numbers, math, puzzling, ciphers, and "magic". If you like to think and be entertained. If you like to participate! WONDERFUL

Don't see it if if you want to see a typical broadway show.. this is nothing like that this show is wonderful brilliant and entertaining & the venue's great

Also Venue: The Highline Hotel - FANTASTIC - Tip - have your first cocktail... Read more Read less

85
Fun, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love magic, illustions and like to be entertained, and completely drawn in! if you like to try to figure out "how did he do that?"

Don't see it if you're looking for traditional broadway - this is a classic mentalist/illustionist/magic type show with audience members going up on stage

Also thoroughly entertaining, even more than we expected... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Fun, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if If you want to see a fun little show with good solid acting based on historical figures, but NOT based on actual history.

Don't see it if you are expecting any true history you are hoping to see historical costumes (actors are in modern dress) you want to learn history

Also A fun little show with good solid acting. Some entertaining laughs and... Read more Read less

10
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are hopeful that Thomas John might just vibe on one of your deceased loved ones you want to see the happy boys singing and dancing

Don't see it if you are looking for a finished production you are looking for anything worthwhile

Also See something else... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love a big broadway musical you love Moulin Rouge you like to hear current music performed in shows you love great sets and choreography

Don't see it if you are expecting the music from Moulin Rouge the musical - its all new and current music you mind some profanity and lewd gestures

Also I loved this show! Its a big broadway spectacle full of flashy costume... Read more Read less

93
Ink
Midtown W
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love great acting and you like a PLAY! You'd like to hear a fun history of Rupert Murdoch & the Sun, & the development of reporting

Don't see it if You want a musical .. I can't see a reason not to see it - its spectacular acting and feels lightening fast!

Also All of the actors are fabulous but Bertie Carvel (Rupert Murdoch) & Jo... Read more Read less

80
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You enjoy thought provoking shows. You want to see 7 great actors acting together and each taking their turn having their moment.

Don't see it if You don't like some profanity and references to sex (minor). You don't like a bit of darkness. This show is dark and light all at once.

Also The acting is fantastic, and the theme (life) thought provoking. The s... Read more Read less

85
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Fun, Raunchy, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You love intense fast paced clever FANTASTIC acting with some great laughs! You want to see the story of Jekyl and Hyde.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical or big scenery. you mind some raunchyness and debauchery!

Also Burt and Anna who co-wrote this production were fantastic as the 2 sol... Read more Read less

68
Reminiscent

See it if You love the absolutely fantastic score of musical gems that came out of this show! You like to support Community Theater

Don't see it if You mind sound issues and feedback You are looking for a professional

Also This is truly Community Theater and was a fun show but there are so ma... Read more Read less

1
During previews
Insulting, Painful, Angry, Discordant, Ruined

See it if you enjoy seeing a beautiful play & score ruined with screechy singing, angry acting, a well lit theater with a stark stage & you need sleep

Don't see it if you liked the original Oklahoma you loved Shirley Jone's voice as she cooed the lyrics of the song you were hoping for romance & costumes

Also NO!klahoma -Stop the bleeding now... Read more Read less

96
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Bryan Cranston completely TRANSFORM into newscaster Howard Beale you want to see a show that's relevant to current times

Don't see it if you mind swearing, sex, crass talk and ranting you just don't like a fabulous show! truly i can't find a reason NOT to see

Also I am hard pressed to give anything but Hamilton, the original Les Mis,... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Disappointing, Overrated, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Motown and music from this genre you love great singing and dancing you want to hear the back story of the temptations & Motown

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep you are looking for a lot of show stopping acts

Also I tend to skew high on my scores. This one I gave a lukewarm 80 with b... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you have ever felt left out you are a parent you are a child you want to FEEL you love great music & fantastic staging you love a GREAT show

Don't see it if honesly i can't imagine anyone NOT liking this show .. i cannot find any reason not to see it! ALL age groups!

84
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you love seeing actors at their art you like Sam Shepard plays you like these two actors and want to see them at their best you like 2 think

Don't see it if you want to see reality you don't like swearing and vulgarity you like a concrete ending at the end of a show

Also The first half of the show is a little slow, but whatever seems to be ... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intimate, Dark

See it if you like Kurt Vonnegut works! You love spectacular and intense acting. If you like an intimate theater and dark humor.

Don't see it if you dislike cussing, spitting and crassness. if you're looking for a light easy show or a musical.

Also I found the show to be somewhat upsetting throughout and cringed many ... Read more Read less

86
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you loved the movie you love romance you like great singing you just want a light evening of entertainment you like a feel good show!

Don't see it if your expectations are too high you are expecting julia roberts and richard gere to come alive on stage you're looking for something deep!

Also I am not sure why the critics reviewed the show so badly. It was adora... Read more Read less

89
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you want to be drawn into a story line you like any kind of pool billiards or games you enjoy british humor (and even if you don't!)

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a ton of pool shots you are looking for a musical you lack patience with dialog and need a lot of action

Also I bought these tix last minute on a whim. We have a pool table and I t... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Disappointing, Great potential, Worthwhile

See it if you love Disco, if you love Donna Summer! If you love Broadway musicals! If you enjoy seeing a show that COULD be GREAT!

Don't see it if if you do not like musicals, and if you are easily annoyed by a show that has great potential but management won't listen to common sense

Also This show has SUCH great potential. There are 3 great songs and the re... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Great staging, Great writing, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a beautiful classic show in an elegant venue. Staging is spectacular, acting wonderful.

Don't see it if You're looking for Rex Harrisson and Julie Andrews.

91
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want some good clean fun and want some original great music! If you're out with the girls!

Don't see it if you're looking for something edgy or intense.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like a drama, if you like to think, if you like great acting

Don't see it if You're expecting some kind of Broadway musical because the title is band's visit.

87
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love The Grateful Dead and their music, if you just love music, if you like a great Off Broadway show. If you want to have fun!

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional Broadway experience

95
Epic, Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love a classic feel-good show with epic numbers that will make you stand up and applaud.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Honestly though I can't find reason not to see this show.