Laura 11

Saint Croix | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (61)
90
Entertaining, Delightful
April 25th, 2022

See it if you want to be entertained by poignant and funny stories /songs from the past and present by a gifted storyteller and musician.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason unless you so not like one-person shows. But check it out any way.

86
The Hombres
Red Bank
Captivating, great acting, good topics, a little dated but thought provoking
March 25th, 2022

See it if you like a good play with good dialog about interesting topics in a beautiful setting.

Don't see it if really can't think of a reason to not take a look at this well acted play.

Also Gorgeous set, great acting, good dialog to hear and perhaps some good ... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Entertaining
March 3rd, 2022

See it if You enjoy a differnt kind of one person show. Great story telling, delivered in a sweet and entertaining package. Great banjo playing

Don't see it if You don't like banjo musis or laid back story telling

Also Kieth is a masterful banjo player, and story teller I was entertained ... Read more Read less

95
An unexpected delight.
December 18th, 2021

See it if you want to be delighted by a production that has you involved from the first moment it starts. Beautiful voices and characters

Don't see it if you looking for a foot stomping musical. This is a so different, so interesting in how the story is weaved throught with the music

100
Everything a show should be
October 14th, 2021

See it if You want to see a genre that changed Broadway. From incredible music that includes ballads and hip hop and everything in between

Don't see it if You can't imagine non-traditional casting and think that all musicals should be like 42nd Street

67
Great acting and great music in a sometimes confusing play
February 24th, 2020

See it if You like Brecht told in a sort of modern way. This production had great acting but the writing was confusing. It was a little too long

Don't see it if you like a tidy story with a clear message

Also The second act was better than the first. I enjoyed the contemporary m... Read more Read less

96
One of the most underrated comedians has a giant hit of a show
December 1st, 2019

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained in this fast moving, very funny slice of Jewish life that will have you laughing from beginning to end

Don't see it if You don't like Jewish humor or gay humor. There really isn't a reason not to see this.

Also Clever writing, Judy Gold is a talented performer. I loved the show an... Read more Read less

92
A wonderful production with superb acting
April 23rd, 2019

See it if you love period pieces with a twist. Great space, moving piece.

Don't see it if you don't like long plays. But go any way its worth it

92
Mary Stuart
Upper W Side
Superbly acted, wonderfully staged, a thought-provoking great play
April 23rd, 2019

See it if you love period pieces with a twist.

Don't see it if long plays.

Also I loved it, would see again and again

93
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Engrossing, timely, clever
March 14th, 2019

See it if You want to see something that speaks to us all about complicated relationships in work environments and personal interactions

Don't see it if non-binary issues and #metoo issues are not your game.

Also Clever writing and stellar acting. I was totally engrossed from the fi... Read more Read less

86
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Go see this show if you want to see incredible special effects.
October 21st, 2018

See it if You like new and innovative special effects. You will be captivated throughout the show.

Don't see it if You scare easily and dislike loud noises

Also I found the opening a little busy with very different choreography.As ... Read more Read less

100
Non-stop entertainment with a wonderfully talented cast
October 11th, 2018

See it if You love musical reviews and want great talent singing familiar songs.

Don't see it if you need a plot for a musical. But really just go see it

Also I will see this more than once. Also the set was beautiful. Shout out ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Rat Pack Undead
Midtown E
Sweet and funny. entertaining
October 9th, 2018

See it if You like the Rat Pack and their music in a totally strange premise. Frank Sinatra-guy was great.

Don't see it if If you hate that kind of music or were expecting the show to be scary

Also I would have like more gore,but that's me. SDJ needed to keep up with ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Talented cast, with great voices. funny, songs.
October 9th, 2018

See it if You like funny musicals with a small cast.

Don't see it if You like huge, sweeping musicals.

Also I hope this musical stays around for a long run. There are three very ... Read more Read less

98
So entertaining, so much fun to watch 90 minutes of entertainment
October 1st, 2018

See it if You like a beautifully staged musical. The voices are so wonderful. Go see Alex Newall. Enough said, just go. Fast-paced and fun.

Don't see it if There is nothing not to like here.

Also his show has everything, a beautiful cast, with the loveliest of voice... Read more Read less

65
Thought-provoking, And interesting
September 13th, 2018

See it if You want to see a new work on a difficult subject

Don't see it if in your face subject about rape and pedophiles will upset you

Also the dialog is heavy and repetitive and needs editing but the message i... Read more Read less

80
Beloved
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
August 11th, 2018

See it if you want a great one-woman show that has a direction and great acting and a story line that is thought-provoking and has a messaage.

Don't see it if crude language is not your thing.

Also Elinor DiLorenzo captivates from the first word. Well-acted and she ma... Read more Read less

1
Martyrs
East Village
Just plain awful
May 4th, 2018

See it if I don't know why someone would like it. The play was so confusing.

Don't see it if you enjoy theatre

Also I can appreciate most theatrical works but I couldn't find anything re... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Goldstein
Midtown W
A beautiful musical, wonderful singing, acting and story telling.
March 30th, 2018

See it if New musicals are hard to capture audiences but this one gets your attention straight away. The voices are captivating and lovely.

Don't see it if I can't think of why you wouldn't want to see this musical.

96
Superb acting, superb staging. this is a must see theatrical production.
March 3rd, 2018

See it if you want to be moved in so many directions. The acting and the writing.

Don't see it if You don't want to be reminded of our horrible past in the treatment of black Americans.

Also All the actors are wonderful and riveting. In the beginning one of the... Read more Read less

91
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful
January 28th, 2018

See it if you want a master class in acting and how to do a riveting one person show

Don't see it if spiraling into insanity would bother you

20
During previews
Indulgent, Not much to see here.
January 14th, 2018

See it if if you have absolutely nothing else to see.

Don't see it if you want to spend a night shaking your head at bad trump humor. The trump impersonator was the worst.

Also It had the strangest dialog. No one really talks like this. The writer... Read more Read less

79
Silly, great fun. colorful and entertaining for all ages
January 10th, 2018

See it if you just want to have a silly good time.It helps if you know the characters. The cast is very talented. The set is clever and fun

Don't see it if you have no idea who these characters are.

89
Talent! talent! talent! the writing and the acting was so good!.
December 20th, 2017

See it if You want to see an amazingly wonderful one man (and a few others) show. Drew had me wrapped up in this story he weaves from the beginning.

Don't see it if You don't understand gay humor and pathos.

Also I laughed so much and cried at the realness of the character. I know s... Read more Read less

95
Funny, funny, funny. we all need a laugh in these screwed up times. just go and enjoy yourself., You will never hear or sing holiday songs the same way again
December 10th, 2017

See it if you want to laugh, hear clever lyrics and just have fun. This quartet never disappoints.

Don't see it if If you are a grouch and hate to laugh

Also I make it a point to see these ladies every time they are on the East ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
So Long Boulder City
Greenwich V
Entertained throughout the show
December 5th, 2017

See it if You want to see an entertaining one woman show about trying to get a start in the business.

Don't see it if One person shows are not for you

Also I was entertained for the entire show and had a few laugh out loud mom... Read more Read less

80
The Bench
East Village
Great writing, Thought-provoking
November 22nd, 2017

See it if you are interested in a one man show that deals with a heart wrenching topic

Don't see it if you need more characters in a play and need an uplifting topic

Also a very talented actor playing many parts telling compelling stories of... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging
November 11th, 2017

See it if You want to be entertained for 90 minutes. and you love a gorgeous set.. And you love Amy Schumer

Don't see it if you expect to laugh out loud.

Also I was entertained though out the play, Amy Schumer was great. The set ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing
October 2nd, 2017

See it if you want to see a finely acted, well written play with a gay theme. If you loved the original this one is worth the look

Don't see it if you don't like long plays, it is long. Also if you don't want to learn family values form gay men.

Also I love Michael Urie but his sing-song style of delivery wans a bit, an... Read more Read less

90
Go for the harmony and comedy and hysteria but stay for the history lesson.
September 26th, 2017

See it if you have been waiting for these guys to get to the East Coast grab some tickets now and you need their tight harmonies in your life.

Don't see it if you don't want a history lesson on AIDS and the gay movement. But everyone should see it and learn.

Also I have followed these guys for 16 years and will see them every chance... Read more Read less

85
In a Little Room
East Village
Superb acting. wonderful writing. a show to be seen and talked about over a drink.
September 12th, 2017

See it if You like new works, great dialogue and really good acting.

Don't see it if You need action and aren't into thought provoking plays.

Also The set was gorgeous and true to life. I enjoyed all three actors.

77
During previews
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Slightly naughty but very delightful musical. nancy opel was so wonderful in this role.
July 29th, 2017

See it if You want to see older characters portrayed in a very real story told in a amusing musical.

Don't see it if you can't handle adult themes and are looking for a big sweeping musical.

Also The set was gorgeous and used in many clever configuations

86
Assassins
Midtown W
It's a killer of a production. (sorry)
July 27th, 2017

See it if You love Sondheim and want to see an entertaining and interesting staging of a great musical. Fabulous voices that don't disappoint.

Don't see it if minimal sets are an issue and if you don't like Sondheim

95
Spamilton
Midtown W
If you love musical theatre and don't take yourself too seriously this is the show for you
June 16th, 2017

See it if You love parodies, musical theatre, laughing out loud, clever writing and a very talented cast and just a real good time.

Don't see it if If you haven't seen any musicals.

70
Great Again
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking
June 7th, 2017

See it if you want to see a different play with interesting staging.

Don't see it if You want to have all concepts explained.

Also It was a little too long, but very good acting.

79
Entertaining, Funny
May 28th, 2017

See it if You loved the movie and enjoy a funny musical. Can be a little silly but the characters are fun and engaging. The set and effects are grand

Don't see it if you don't like the movie.

75
Indecent
Midtown W
I love a good history lesson and this show did not disappoint
May 15th, 2017

See it if You like Jewish theatre that tells a compelling story with actors playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if you don't like Jewish theate, Holocaust references, women in love who kiss.

Also This play with music was well done and compelling to listen to. Minima... Read more Read less

72
Entertaining, Quirky
May 14th, 2017

See it if You like historic figures and their stories told with a comedic touch. I think the writing was interesting and the acting was very good.

Don't see it if You don't like characters playing multiple roles. The beginning was a little confusing and I think trying to be too clever.

100
100 minutes flew by.
May 1st, 2017

See it if You want to be totally moved by an excellent story, a polished and talented cast. and you don't mind crying and laughing at the same time.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also There is something about a contemporary story being told in a minimali... Read more Read less

89
In Transit
Midtown W
Quirky and fun and entertaining
April 17th, 2017

See it if you want to see and hear something different. Fast moving, and fun with a talented cast who appear to enjoy what they were doing

Don't see it if you need an orchestra and an intermission.

Also I happened to see the last performance of In Transit and was kind of s... Read more Read less

86
War Paint
Midtown W
Let's face it: we go because they sing. and they do not disappoint..
April 10th, 2017

See it if you love Patti and Christine. It is the vocal Olympics and they both win gold. The set is lovely, the costumes to die for.

Don't see it if You don't like Patti or Christine.

Also You might not be singing the songs on the way but, like me, you might ... Read more Read less

88
Sweat
Midtown W
Timeless and timely
March 29th, 2017

See it if You want to see real people in real situations. Well acted, great staging and beautiful set. Lends to a good chat after. Well written.

Don't see it if You need lighter fare, or a very happy ending.

69
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Here is a show that cannot quite figure out what it wants to be
March 17th, 2017

See it if You are dying to hear Phillipa Soo's voice, which is gorgeous and lovely despite a ho-hum score. and if you want to see a great set.

Don't see it if you need to come away singing the score.

Also I don't know what this show was trying to be. It was whimsical but at ... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Perfectly cast and perfectly played characters.
February 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to have a good laugh at characters that feel like you really know them as people in your life. Great writing and great acting.

Don't see it if get offended by "bad" language

60
During previews
I was just expecting more.
February 16th, 2017

See it if You want to see Sally Field who is great to see in person.

Don't see it if You need a complete set and more visuals to help pass the time. and don't see it from the balcony. A total waste of your dollars.

Also There is so much not to like about this production. Too much tinkering... Read more Read less

98
So much fun for adults and children.
January 30th, 2017

See it if You want to be entertained from beginning to end. These actors were committed to their characters delightful to see. Great voices

Don't see it if Just go see it and bring the kids.

Also The children in the audience were so engaged.

86
Adorable, and sweet. lovely vocals of less popular sondheim music.
January 27th, 2017

See it if You love Sondheim in any form. A never boring production from the never disappointing Gallery Players. Mr. Rifat is always engaging.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or short musicals.

100
Great singing, Great staging, Must see
January 25th, 2017

See it if You want to be entertained from start to finish. Great staging, great set. The leads are terrific but a big shout out to C. Fitzgerald.

Don't see it if You need big chorus numbers.

Also The music is engaging and you may need to go order some pie after the ... Read more Read less

99
During previews
The Dork Knight
West Village
So much talent in one small room with one man.
January 15th, 2017

See it if you like absorbing, funny storytelling. 80 minutes or so flew by with this wonderful one man show. Jason is a major talent.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows. But go anyway you will love this show.

98
I can't explain what i just saw, but i loved it., So much to see and absorb that you can't take it all in. you must go back. the theatre is transformed like you have never seen. make sure you see this one. the music is grand, the voices lovely. but the production on the whole is what is amazing.
December 12th, 2016

See it if You want to have an unique theatre experience. I don't think it matters where you sit, but the coveted stage seating would be most desired.

Don't see it if If you are bothered by too much going on and just want to watch and hear people standing and singing this is not the production for you.