Linda 6145

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (61)
72
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Dated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if a minimalist recreation of a 1930's musical re: rampant capitalism, political graft & trying to form unions in response to corruption

Don't see it if Everyman characters, experimental songs & lyrics of the 30's w/terrific singers & musicians & great staging aren't enough to interest you.

Also presented via vignettes w/great singers, good acting & great staging a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Holocaust themes & resiliency of the human spirit demand you see a play re: the heroic actions of the people of Vilna before/during WWII!

Don't see it if uncomfortable seats, climbing many stairs & a slowly-paced production deter your desire to see a well-acted & well-written play!

86
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Charming, Deeply moving, Witty

See it if A moving portrayal of a loving couple dealing with a serious disease! Beautifully written w/witty dialogue and terrific acting! A must-see!

Don't see it if you don't want to be deeply moved & possibly tear up & only want to be entertained by seeing a comedy or musical!

85
During previews
Great singing, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if learning about women soldiers in WWI on the frontlines via song, lovely music & a terrific Act 2 interests you-needs better pacing in Act 1!

Don't see it if you don't care about American history, women's rights, righting wrongs for womens' part in WWI, terrific singing, lovely music & fun Act 2!

80
Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if a riveting two-hander w/great acting esp. by Dewanda Wise as a preacher's wife exploring the disintegration of a marriage interests you!

Don't see it if serious topics handled powerfully that provoke thought are not your thing, if you only like light topics and want to have a good time!

Also A riveting two -hander with two amazing actors Khris Davis as a black ... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy intense dramas dealing with racial inequity in the South, great acting/dialogue & a promising young playwright's terrific debut!

Don't see it if too much talking over important issues bore you, if you need lots of action or musicals or comedy to hold your interest----otherwise go!

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you want to LOL at over-the top satirical jabs at WASPS in 3 one-act plays by the late great Gurney! The first and the third are hilarious!

Don't see it if you like Gurney done subtly. These one-handers are exaggerated caricatures of WASPS that are not typical Gurney!

Also The actors are terrific, esp. Colin Hanlon as the young man in search ... Read more Read less

25
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you want to see a first play by a former social worker who tried to bring one of his cases to life on stage and failed miserably!

Don't see it if you want to be educated about life on the streets of young blacks who have been raised in a system of foster care that doesn't work!

Also The first act was tolerable setting up a narrative about a young black... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Slow, Poorly paced

See it if you like intelligent GBS plays that are sharply written, funny, examine human behavior and can accept the premise that the play's setting

Don't see it if you only like fast-paced plays and have no patience for the slow pace & witty repartee of GBS in this new poorly conceived adaptation of HH!

Also has been changed from Edwardian England to the London blitz of 1940. T... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Heartwarming, Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you want to LOL at a sweet & funny storyteller whose stories are as sharp & poignant as ever & show that talent makes dreams come true!

Don't see it if you don't like one woman shows(even though this one is the exception) or you get hot(A/C poor) or have difficulty climbing stairs(worth it)!

84
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Raunchy, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you like delightful romps set in Elizabethan times interspersed with music of the Go-Gos dealing with issues of gender & sexual orientation!

Don't see it if you don't like silly musicals with heart that will leave you LOL, grinning from ear to ear and dancing in your seat!

Also An entertaining, hilarious musical farce with raunchy humor that had m... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if to know a sweet/funny/brave 15 yr. old autistic girl who, although bullied, triumphs! Live music, videos and imaginative narration/staging!

Don't see it if you can't stand rapid-fire speech, loud noises, imaginary friends, and don't have patience for people w/developmental disabilities!!

74
Disappointing, Romantic, Slow

See it if you like slow-paced, romantic love stories that have likable characters with good music and musicianship.

Don't see it if you don't like a narrator who overacts and a story that slumps and bores in the middle.

82
During previews
Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to laugh while seeing a beautifully acted play that makes you think and feel deeply about issues not often discussed!

Don't see it if you don't want to think or feel deeply about topics important to families!

82
During previews
Riveting, Great acting, Intelligent, Epic, Intense

See it if you like epic well-acted dramas that travel back and forth in time and place connecting the main characters and are thought provoking!

Don't see it if you don't have patience or enough interest in sociopolitical stories that challenge you and just want to be entertained and not think!

78
During previews
Intense, Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy terrific acting by an older female writer (Dee Peletier) who seduces her young married protege into a svengali-like relationship

Don't see it if you don't have the patience to sit through a slow-paced intense production and have problems with herbal cigarettes that linger in the air!

Also and finds that she has met her match!

76
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you're 50ish and want to LOL watching a widow use internet dating to reinvent/reinvigorate herself-acting & singing by Nancy Opel great fun!

Don't see it if you don't have an open heart and don't want to chuckle at the sexual escapades of a fun-loving widow who enjoys life to the fullest!

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to forget your troubles, destress, laugh out loud and have a permanent grin throughout this show watching the clever shenanigans of

Don't see it if you don't like children and adults laughing out loud uncontrollably at times or if you don't like clever, imaginative, very funny shows!

Also an expert troupe that takes the poems of Dennis Lee and brings them to... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Confusing

See it if you love bluegrass songs beautifully sung, inventive staging, life affirming lyrics and great music done in a concert style!

Don't see it if you don't have patience because it is slow and tedious at times. It starts out with a bang, then whimpers and ends explosively!

85
Funny, Refreshing, Heartwarming, Touching

See it if you want to really laugh out loud and be genuinely touched by a dysfunctional Korean family despite the clichés and stereotypes depicted!

Don't see it if you can't put aside politically/racially incorrect stereotypes to get to the heart of this extremely funny, moving and well-acted play!

69
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy predictable plots with stereotypical characters and fairly good acting!

Don't see it if you want to see a play with a creative storyline and well developed characters!

88
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Well acted

See it if if you like well-acted solo shows that provoke, entertain and disturb viewers with the intimate details of a well- known actor of the 1970's

Don't see it if you get bored with an entertaining story written and acted by Ed Dixon about his friendship with the late great actor George Rose whose life

Also came to a tragic end!

82
For a previous production
Dated, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see the source material for "Indecent" (coming to Broadway this spring) & how such a provocative topic was treated in 1923!

Don't see it if you don't have patience for a slower, dated production that relies on subtitles for non-Yiddish speakers!

85
For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Original, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you enjoy being immersed in a world of adolescent girls with dialogue that rings true, fast-paced scenes and terrific acting!

Don't see it if teen talk bores you, if good writing and inventive staging aren't enough to capture your imagination and if you have a bad back!

84
For a previous production
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Original, Intense

See it if you want to be challenged, have your emotions skyrocket from funny as hell to not knowing what's going to happen next and being surprised!!

Don't see it if nudity on stage and scenes dealing with black-white relations in American society make you uncomfortable!

Also Extremely fast-paced---the thoughts and ideas of the two creators are ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Edgy, Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you like shows that are moving, quirkily funny, and engaging taking you on one woman's journey from shattered to shining when dealing with

Don't see it if you don't like well-written, well-acted one-woman shows that are moving and funny and make you empathize and admire Maddie Corman.

Also her husband's pornography addiction and public humiliation.

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if a smart, funny, well-acted provocative 1st act re:black female actresses in 1930's Hollywood films that pushes the boundaries interests you!

Don't see it if a disjointed 2nd act taking place years later revealing secrets between characters that is ultimately disappointing won't bother you because

Also the first act is so terrific!

72
Intelligent, Slow, Banal, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if you want to learn more re: Gloria Steinem & the feminist movement presented with actors playing multiple roles from the '60's going forward!

Don't see it if you like brisk productions that are well-paced and not banal or you like comfortable seats with high backs or you want to feel moved!

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Heartbreaking

See it if you like timely, beautifully written, heartwrenching plays w/great ensemble acting that will move you to tears & make you want to act now!

Don't see it if you only want to be entertained with music or comedy and don't want to be profoundly moved or think about timely topics.

72
Great singing & acting, Charming music, Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy sweet, charming musicals with unmemorable music well-sung & well-acted by 4 terrific performers, especially Whitney Bashor!

Don't see it if slow-paced, unoriginal musicals bore you and charming music & performers with well-trained voices who can act don't suffice to satisfy you!

92
Great singing, Great staging, Great music, Enchanting, Heartbreaking

See it if you enjoy folktale musicals tropical style that move you w/amazing singers, dancers & a heartbreaking love story where love doesn't triumph!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with great music, great actors/singers/dancers, terrific staging & a passionate unconventional love story!

Also A joyous exaltation of life with life-affirming music that soars, sing... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Intelligent

See it if want to see Uncle Vanya in an intimate setting, Jay O. Sanders in the title role and liked Richard Nelson's plays about the Apple family!

Don't see it if you have a hard time sitting through a 2 hr. production w/o an intermission, only like happy endings, and do not like changing classics!

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

See it if you enjoy dramas dealing w/mother-daughter relationships & end-of-life issues that evoke tears & often laughter! It can cleanse your soul!

Don't see it if you only like fluffy plays that don't deal with real life or don't want to feel real emotions of sadness & loss!!

Also An extremely well-written, well-acted, well-paced play that moves seam... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Tiresome, Indulgent, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy seeing brothers in their 40's horsing around & reenacting the juvenile antics of their younger selves portrayed by a strong cast!

Don't see it if you don't like plays w/silly improbable family dynamics that go nowhere, become tiresome, require you to suspend disbelief &have loud music!

90
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Heartwarming, Touching, Great dancing

See it if you love the story with its great songs & dances. The acting and singing of both Tevye and Goldie bring tears & the comic chops of Jackie

Don't see it if you don't want to be moved by a jewel of a cast-acting, singing and dancing their hearts out-in an authentic revival directed by Joel Grey!!

Also Hoffman as Yente brings smiles and laughter. The smaller theatre makes... Read more Read less

86
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like languid, atmospheric theatre that enthralls and vividly depicts a small Israeli town with great singing/acting esp. by Katrina Lenk

Don't see it if you don't like plays (with sultry music, great musicians & beautifully crafted characters) that move at a slow pace & can break your heart!

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to see a love story between a deaf woman and a hearing man presented on stage that achieves understanding and mutual respect!

Don't see it if you like plays about disabled people demanding a voice in society that features terrific acting by a young deaf newcomer--Lauren Ridloff!

Also There is overuse of captioning on a screen onstage that is not visible... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like really good production values, great acting by Dan Luria, a beginning that draws you in, watching struggles between an older highly

Don't see it if you do not care about the creative process in older vs. younger artists and/or need to be entertained throughout a play!

Also esteemed childrens' book author (age/experience/ weariness) vs. a youn... Read more Read less

78
Overrated, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you adore Fierstein's writing, never saw Torch Song Trilogy and don't mind if the production is dated and not emotionally engaging!

Don't see it if you saw the original Torch Song Trilogy which was superior---great acting, writing that was relevant to the times 35 years ago and

Also emotionally heartbreaking!

72
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if you want to see good acting and serious topics about illness and dying explored-however the 2nd act disappoints!

Don't see it if illness and dying are subjects you find hard to deal with or want an uplifting ending or want to be emotionally involved in the situation!

74
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love musical revues, great singing & acting by the two Stefanies and have patience for singers who don't know all the lyrics!

Don't see it if you don't like revues and don't want to see/hear an uninspired performance by Christine Pedi!

Also Terrific pianist who had me tapping my feet and dancing in my seat in ... Read more Read less

88
Refreshing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like hearing amusing dialogue about getting married from a traditional Indian mother and a modern-minded son that makes you LOL!!!

Don't see it if you don't find conversations about intergenerational issues within families interesting!

70
Overrated, Insipid, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you laugh easily at comical situations with schtick and physical comedy with good actors like Michael Urie, Mary Testa, etc.

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for comedy without wit that relies mostly on slapstick and physical humor!

75
During previews
Great singing, Disappointing, Heartwarming

See it if you love the schmaltz and poignancy of Yiddish songs brought to life exquisitely on the MOJH stage by a talented cast of young actors!

Don't see it if you don't understand Yiddish, hate looking up to read translations, getting neck and eye aches and really want a cohesive musical!

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like great novels brought to vivid life via creative staging and terrific acting! Even better than some Bedlam Company productions!!!

Don't see it if you don't like literary works presented at a leisurely pace or have trouble following actors playing multiple roles with British accents!

Also Wonderful ensemble work by the Canadian company Soulpepper!

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy contemporary theater that challenges your beliefs about race, social class, etc. with great acting, great dialogue & good staging!

Don't see it if examining your own beliefs about race are too painful!

Also Very well-acted especially by Robert Cuccioli as the lead and Danielle... Read more Read less

84
Quirky, Refreshing, Touching, Funny, Clever

See it if you might enjoy a well-acted, original modern coming-of-age play about a depressed teenage girl who learns how to cope.

Don't see it if you don't like non-linear story lines that go back and forth in time about sensitive female characters!

Also The use of technology, of going back in time to the days of the Oregon... Read more Read less

90
Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to find yourself constantly smiling/laughing at unexpected moments due to great dialogue & acting especially from Alice Kremelberg!

Don't see it if you are ultraconservative and cannot appreciate situations that sometimes are difficult to believe/understand!

56
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Banal, Slow, Overrated

See it if you truly love one-person verbal narratives that rely on a great variety of sounds to enhance the experience with practically no visuals!

Don't see it if you don't like slow-paced pieces with few visuals, too much auditory stimuli via uncomfortable headphones and feeling uninvolved!

89
Absorbing, Clever, Original, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to enter a world where there is little talk and actions matter more than words. Experience a silent retreat from a safe distance!

Don't see it if you are guarded and can't let your inhibitions down!