LBKG

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Actor, writer, producer, director. New Yorker.
Reviews (30)
72
Dated, Cliched, Great writing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you haven't seen the play before.

Don't see it if you are a die-hard Shepherd fan.

77
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Bad casting of lead, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if how climate change affects those in suburbia and female friend relationship dramas are compelling. You like Greek mythology.

Don't see it if you don't like female driven dramas or Greek mythologically based stories.

92
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like one person shows that are well constructed. Makes heartbreaking storytelling compelling and humorous. A fun night out.

Don't see it if you don't like the personal narrative. You don't like family drama and comedy.

85
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like classic dramas re-staged with top notch actors and a decent budget for great staging. The movie translates well to the stage.

Don't see it if you don't like movies being mounted onstage. You are a stickler for realistic period costume.

88
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see McNally's classic with a gut-wrenching performance by Audra McDonald. It is raw, sexy. A time capsule of a relevant love.

Don't see it if Non traditional casting irks you. Race is ignored in this production, Intercourse is depicted and there is nudity. Consent is murky.

81
Clever, Masterful, Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see two Stoppard classics performed by solid casts with stellar directing.

Don't see it if you don't read up on the history of the plays.

82
Perp
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want a peek inside our prison industrial complex and you want to see fleshed out characters with an unpredictable plot.

Don't see it if you think police detectives can do no wrong.

84
Fun, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to be entertained with delightful staging, singing and acting. Broadway musical fun some dark humor. Doesn't take itself seriously

Don't see it if The subject of death explored in a humorous way disturbs you.

80
Disturbing, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like shocking feminist theatre, daring subject matter, and exploring power dynamics in women's relationships.

Don't see it if abortion and depictions of violence trigger you. This show is disturbing and over-the-top.

86
Betrayal
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you like relationship plays about imperfect people told in non-linear fashion with unpretentious acting, simple sets and costumes.

Don't see it if Infidelity as a subject is one you see as a black or white issue. You prefer plays told in a linear structure.

86
All the Rage
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like solo shows that aspire to leave you feeling positive about life at the end. Clever use of props and staging on a limited budget.

Don't see it if you are looking for Marty Moran to sing and dance or perform stand-up comedy. This is a poignant, charming show.

60
Mothers
Midtown W
Nonsensical, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like post apocalyptic dramas that ask "what you would do" if faced with the impossible. You like imagining alternate reality worlds.

Don't see it if shows that miss the mark on researching basic medical facts and/or disregard them. You don't like shows that are unnecessarily snarky

78
Adorable, Charming, Dated, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a rags-to-riches story with no surprises. The show achieves its goals of entertaining with song and dance and romance.

Don't see it if you are expecting anything original. This is a conventional show with a dated storyline that has been told time and time again.

95
Important theatre, Delightful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see an original musical with show-stopping numbers, great cast and storyline with a transformative message for young and old.

Don't see it if you don't like to have fun.

89
Great acting, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if you love "Fiddler" and think you already know this show. If you haven't seen it in Yiddish, you must.

Don't see it if you have something against following a narrative in a different language with subtitles.

75
Mad cap fun experimental theatre

See it if You like whimsical improv inspired pieces by ensembles from a feminist's perspective.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional theatre or are expecting much dialog. This is not off-the-rails comedy either.

82
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow. This show was a bit depressing if you voted for Clinton in 2016, The last line was devastating.

Don't see it if you don't like the Clintons or imagining what they talk about in private.

76
Burn This
Midtown W
Must see, Dated, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a faithful remounting of Wilson's classic. You like Adam Driver who transcends the legacy of John Malkovich.

Don't see it if you don't want to see Keri Russell playing Keri Russell (or at least playing the part as her character in "The Americans")

82
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if how personal narrative can be crafted into a full-length multi character play, how problems are dealt with and hidden in a realistic family.

Don't see it if you don't care for family dramas and are offended by nudity on stage. The subject matter (anorexia, infidelity, gender roles) is intense.

90
Ambitious, Relevant, Profound, Must see, Great writing

See it if you want to see a show that is patriotic yet also questions how this document serves us today. Even scholars will learn a thing or two.

Don't see it if You don't care for one person shows or personal narrative.

77
Intelligent, Masterful, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a Shakespeare play with relevance today, thanks to the MeToo movement and questioning the concept of consent.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare plays performed on simple sets.

78
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Dated, Overrated, Extraneous, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like the reimagining of Chekhov plays.

Don't see it if you don't like when characters break the fourth wall to explain themselves to you.

90
Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you prefer flawed & troubled characters in a daring, shocking & controversial show that you have absolutely no idea where the plot will go.

Don't see it if Depictions of sexual violence, racial politics, and alternate realities disturb you.

92
Thought-provoking, Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see 2 one act biographical plays by two playwrights with overlapping themes depicting good marriages, exploring the unthinkable

Don't see it if the exploration of death is triggering.

85
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Edgy, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like burlesque and equal opportunity objectification of the sexes. B+ singing, dancing, opera, ballet, circus, pole dancing appeals.

Don't see it if you are easily over-stimulated, as there is a lot to take in. Androgyny bothers you. You are hyper-critical of ballet or opera.

91
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you love Harvey and want to see a solo love letter to an influential feminist lost to history. Intimate character-driven verbatim theatre.

Don't see it if you can't get past Harvey's signature voice representing Bella Abzug's signature voice. You expect Harvey to be in drag.

Also Harvey crafted a show together using Bella's words. This is a fine pie... Read more Read less

76
When It Happens to You
East Village
Intense, Brave, Important, Personal, Ambitious

See it if You like seeing shows that challenge you and examine your fears. You like first person narrative and monologue driven shows.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about women or find personal narratives self-indulgent.

Also Writers are told to write about their greatest fears, to write about w... Read more Read less

96
Gut-wrenching, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see ground-breaking theatre that will make you think and feel, with complicated fleshed-out characters singing original songs.

Don't see it if you are easily triggered or want a sappy theatre experience. This show is a journey without a predictable plot.

81
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a show-stealing performance by Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester singing "What's Gonna Happen." The entire cast is excellent.

Don't see it if you are looking for something inspirational. The plot still feels like 1982 despite efforts to update it.

85
Great new play based on book, Great acting, Clever

See it if you can appreciate re-imagined interpretations of classic literature, and concur that time-honored shows can benefit from being updated.

Don't see it if casting adults as children will distract you from the play's greater mission.

Also Celia Keenan-Bolger, as Scout, is a master class in how to act as a ch... Read more Read less