life force

New York City | 50-64 | Female

If you like this person's taste, follow her!

Reviews (75)
89
Intelligent, Riveting, Masterful, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You want to be wowed with your mouth open at various stages, love magic and/or psychological games.

Don't see it if You can't let yourself go and accept that some people are either fabulous magicians or have real 6th sense abilities.

68
Ambitious, Confusing, Fluffy, Slow, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare, no matter what, or like cool costumes, 60's tunes and general nice feeling.

Don't see it if You want to understand every word since was rather incomprehensible as a whole.

77
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You want a slightly new take on Nazi/athletic thing going on in the 30's/40's

Don't see it if You're expecting profound revelations or excellent writing (although some of it was very good)

78
LOVER
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you like thinking about relationship issues, as well as topics relating to one's self-exploration

Don't see it if you want a very strong soliloquy or a very strong one woman show, it's not that, but it's good enough

69
During previews
Contact High
Midtown W
Quirky, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you like rock and roll

Don't see it if you're expecting a fulsome show

90
Profound, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love laughing with amazing writing - my laughter came from deep within, really powerful stuff!

Don't see it if you hate absurdist theater

82
Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're in the online dating game and want a breather (and some raucous laughter) from its frustrations

Don't see it if you live under a rock and don't understand the whole online dating scene

40
Midnight Street
Midtown W
Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like singing under any circumstances

Don't see it if you want a good show with good writing; singing was ok but not enough meat to the show

63
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you like pizzazz with no real substance, was kinda painful to watch, adolescents would like it

Don't see it if you want a real Broadway show with substance

65
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Great staging, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you're dying to see a remake

Don't see it if You expect a good revival. I can't put my finger on it since the acting and singing were pretty good and staging ok, but it just didn't fit.

85
Enchanting, Romantic, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to really feel and be enveloped by magic throughout the show - the movements, the music, the slow and deliberate cadence and tenor

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced typical Broadway show where there's lots happening at every moment, or are uncomfortable with words you may not know

50
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you like lyrical theater or philosophical writing

Don't see it if you want a linear plot or any semblance of understanding who is what and where at any given moment

57
Fiercely Independent
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to be reminded why your relationship didn't work

Don't see it if you're expecting good writing and a thought-provoking theatrical experience; better to see Scenes from a Marriage

80
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if You want to hear great dialogue (albeit not in the usual form), wonderful set and garb and like thinking about concepts like beauty, etc.

Don't see it if You want the usual Broadway fare, linear plot, can't stand accents, don't appreciate the path less taken

79
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love hearing spectacular dialogue and a theme dear to many - integrity

Don't see it if you can't sit thru a normal-length show of yesteryear (2-1/2 hrs with intermission)

Also don't see it if you don't appreciate twisted but logical writing and h... Read more Read less

56
Disappointing, Banal, Slow

See it if you like to hear stuff against big pharma

Don't see it if you wanted good writing, good acting or a good story line generally, was just not funny at all!

79
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like to feel uncomfortable about topics that are relevant

Don't see it if you want mainstream, feel-good theater

77
Real
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're contemplative and want to see a non-linear version of life

Don't see it if You like conventional plays that spoon-feed you plot

79
Wounded
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like being uncomfortable about hard issues because the reward is worth it

Don't see it if you want a frivolous play about meaningless issues that will make you laugh

48
Banal, Excruciating, Slow, Very poor writing, cringe-worthy

See it if you like the theme (which I did), but it was soooo poorly done that I wouldn't see it again

Don't see it if you like good writing and have discerning taste

70
Romantic, Great staging

See it if you like romance, beautiful sets and a pretty good story

Don't see it if you want a great book/writing; the dancing was ok, but it kinda got in the way sometimes

95
Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you want to be wowed and smile throughout the show

Don't see it if you're bothered by the themes - depression, anxiety, suicide

Also incredibly delightful and articulate musical that is hummable and upli... Read more Read less

86
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you love great acting and sets and a deep family drama

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with family issues

52
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want some nostalgia

Don't see it if you're expecting thought-provoking dialogue

Also sets and actors were great, but book was very weak

95
Great acting, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You like Vonnegut, amazing acting by all the characters (and I use that word deliberately), a wonderful story, gorgeous sets

Don't see it if you have no ability to get out of your comfort zone and are too PC to enjoy some crudeness

Also A truly WOW theatrical experience!

72
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Dated, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals in general - since the music was pretty good (not great by any stretch) - or want to see an example of human foibles

Don't see it if You're expecting a riveting show that hangs well and is absorbing

75
Sunday
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like convos that go nowhere, but still enjoy the journey of it. Staging was very good as well.

Don't see it if You want answers - to anything.

78
Jewish Chronicles
Soho/Tribeca
Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You have an affinity for Jewish things - songs, lyrics, people, stories, circumstances

Don't see it if You are put off by Yiddish or Jewish stuff

92
Great singing, Absorbing, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love the songs Meatloaf is famous for and the guy who actually wrote them, love big impressive sets and want to be moved

Don't see it if you can't take loud music, don't like ballads or want a perfect plot

71
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you love musicals and just want to hear singing, although there were a couple of good numbers

Don't see it if you want to sit thru a dis-jointed show

75
Overrated, Disappointing, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love music, especially black women's music

Don't see it if you want a well-written and developed story

85
Intense, Romantic, Great writing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to listen to great actors on their differing approaches to love

Don't see it if you need to see or understand why Johnny loves Frankie since that's the biggest hole in the writing

96
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Edgy, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love intelligent writing, coupled with a great cast and profound and complex existential issues

Don't see it if you have no patience for intellectual forays into one's psyche

79
safeword.
Midtown W
Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you want to understand S&M more and are interested in interrelationships of any kind

Don't see it if you can't take the subject matter and get easily offended or shocked

69
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Cliched, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you absolutely have to know about her past and the events surrounding her efforts for the women's movement

Don't see it if you want a good script; actors did what they could with it, but if it were any other topic this show would have closed after a few days

96
Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love her songs and want to know some of her history; this is a great Broadway production with all the trimmings

Don't see it if you obviously don't like Cher or musicals generally

80
Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see what Sorkin did with the original book and want to see some great acting, especially by Scout who stole the show

Don't see it if you have trouble with the accent and enunciation of some of the actors (I did at times) or are tied to either the book or movie version

69
Slow, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you like seeing a beautiful set

Don't see it if you want a musical with good songs, singing and writing

69
Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You just like science (though trying to explain love thru science is really kinda foolish IMHO)

Don't see it if you're expecting witty dialogue and thought-provoking themes

51
Eco Village
Midtown W
Indulgent, Insipid, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you like a throwback to the 60's; staging was good though

Don't see it if you want good writing or a compelling story

79
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like to feel very uncomfortable about relevant topics of the day, want to expand your knowledge base and consider options

Don't see it if you like easy-going fare, made to make you feel good when you leave

91
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love inter-generational story lines and layer-unraveling coupled with political and romantic themes

Don't see it if You don't want to make an effort to keep up or have no attention span for a 3 hr event

85
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy deep conversations and themes

Don't see it if you don't want to feel disturbed and want was frivolous night out

79
Best Life
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like solo shows with a kick

Don't see it if you're easily offended and expect clean fun; its raunchy, which is good!

73
Blue Man Group
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like circuses and clowns since I viewed most of it as a circus act, and not a very good one

Don't see it if you're expecting innovative or creative art

69
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you like good acting even with not so great lines, book doesn't hang well even though there are some clever utterances

Don't see it if you get bored easily and aren't at all interested in existential musings

79
Inescapable
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Slow, Indulgent, Semi-clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you like My Dinner with Andre-type show that's not as intelligent

Don't see it if you can't stand repetition

68
Life x3
Chelsea
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if you like English accents, otherwise was long 60 mins.

Don't see it if you were expecting (like I was) a Rashomon story.

Also All it was was a scene played 3 times over slightly differently, didn'... Read more Read less

51
Banal, Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you somehow need to feel guilty about the holiday

Don't see it if you're expecting wit

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see

See it if It was amazing - very witty, while also being very moving. All the actors were fabulous. And the songs were hummable too!

Don't see it if you simply hate musicals, even the kind that hang together well