Linda W 7140

New York City
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Reviews (66)
80
Heart-warming, Relevant, Funny

See it if you like family reminiscences, told from the heart, with a comic flavor. Yes, they are Latinas, but you don’t have to be.

Don't see it if you want serious. There are many serious moments (as in any family), but it is a lighthearted evening overall.

90
Must see, Great staging, Gorgeous

See it if you want to see a beautifully re-imagined version of this classic.

Don't see it if you are a purist and only want to see a classically performed Christmas Carol.

Also I sat in the middle of 40 NYC high school students, and they were abso... Read more Read less

80
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Repetitive, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like sung-through dramatic musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for lighter fare.

Also I saw it with the 2nd cast and they were very good - particularly Dura... Read more Read less

88
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if If you are interested in stories about the immigrant experience with a lot of Latin flavor, and/or if you are a fan of Junot Diaz.

Don't see it if If you have difficulty reading supertitles or are not willing to miss a few words here and there. My Spanish is just OK, but I enjoyed it!

78
During previews
Bleak, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant

See it if You are willing to stay focused on a challenging 3-hour play. Great performances by Burton and Cake.

Don't see it if This may be the bleakest of Shakespeare’s dramas, unrelieved by humor. There is no one to root for.

Also On a beautiful night, there is no place better than the Delacorte.

60
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if There is not a lot of reason to see this other than some good acting by Sarandon, Oreskes, and especially the wonderful Marin Ireland.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Jesse Eisenberg’s self-indulgent smugness. As a playwright, he does not have much to say.

80
Confusing, Clever, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan, in which case it is a must see. Terrific staging and effects.

Don't see it if You are not a fan or don’t want to commit that amount of time to a production which can be hard to follow if you are not steeped in HP.

85
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a creatively reimagined Macbeth that sheds light not only on the original, but also on the way we live today.

Don't see it if Your preference is for a traditional production.

90
Lots of fun!, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of Motown and particularly of the Temptations. You like having a fun night at the theatre.

Don't see it if The Temps are not your thing. Otherwise, I don't know why you wouldn't see it.

Also I am generally not a fan of jukebox musicals, but I am a huge Temptati... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Highbrow by way of lowbrow...

See it if You appreciate any opportunity to see Nathan Lane. Kristine Neilsen and Julie White were terrific as well. But...

Don't see it if You don’t want to dig deep to get to the meaning.

Also ...you will wade through a lot of toilet humor to get there. Mac’s goa... Read more Read less

95
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You like intense, high-action relevant drama with yet another incredible and riveting performance by Bryan Cranston. What can’t this guy do?

Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare.

100
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Emotionally involving

See it if You have seen Fiddler and loved it, or if you haven’t seen it. Either way, this production adds an invaluable dimension of authenticity.

Don't see it if I can’t imagine why you would not see it.

79
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Flawed

See it if you want to see yet another great performance by Marin Ireland, as well as a terrific cast. The characters are well-drawn.

Don't see it if you don't want a play that attempts to take a deep dive into mental health issues, but concludes in a seemingly tacked-on, unsatisfying way.

85
Fun, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You like lively musicals that gently include a message. Beth Leavel is once again hilarious.

Don't see it if You are only interested in serious theatre.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Beckett or of this play. A really good production, and I have seen a few.

Don't see it if you like straightforward, linear narrative.

80
During previews
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you like family dramas. Tyne Daly's performance is like nothing we have seen from her before. John Procaccino is menacing and believable.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about aging siblings and how they have lived their lives and where they are going from here.

90
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like taut political drama with great writing and acting all around. Edie Falco and the rest of the cast are terrific.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in a play about the Albany political machine, which is really about politics in general.

90
On Beckett
Chelsea
Intelligent, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You appreciate Bill Irwin’s work and his ability to illuminate Beckett - even if you’re not a Beckett fan.

Don't see it if You don’t like creative, cerebral, funny one man shows.

50
Disappointing, Slow, Strained

See it if You are a huge Tennessee Williams fan. Also, Kristine Nielsen is always worth seeing, and the vintage set is great.

Don't see it if You can’t handle an over wrought play that makes the same point over and over, with no likeable characters.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like thoughtful drama and great acting. The cast is terrific!

Don't see it if you are not interested in complex drama.

75
During previews
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Intelligent, Disappointing, Good concept

See it if You like one-person, autobiographical shows set in the 70's. It was a great idea, but never achieved the "magical" level that it could have

Don't see it if You are bored by this format or expect a series of illuminating vignettes (I will say that the audience seemed to enjoy it more than I did).

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see a play that defines "dystopian". Really good acting as well.

Don't see it if you are squeamish or want to see something light. This is not for everyone. Graphic scenes of torture are hard to take.

85
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you love creative theatre! Because it's non-verbal, it's great for people with limited English. I have brought many out of town guests.

Don't see it if you're looking for a plot or linear story.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like very entertaining and meaningful musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like musical theatre.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music!, Nostalgic

See it if you love Carole King and want to hear her music and learn about her life.

Don't see it if you don't like Carole King.

90
Seared
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like fast-paced comedy with an edge. Great performances! Great set!

Don't see it if You’re not interested in people behaving badly in the service of comedy.

82
Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Tony Kushner and can't be reminded too often or at too much length how history is repeating itself.

Don't see it if you don't have enough interest in the subject to sit through a three-plus hour performance.

Also There is a lot to enjoy here - a terrific cast, great production, and ... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if ... you want to gain insights into the conservative mindset. Revelatory play speaks from a perspective rarely (if ever) seen on the NY stage

Don't see it if ...you have a low tolerance for exploring the Christian Right's point of view - some of it is tough to take.

Also I think this is landmark play. Its goal is to shed light and to explor... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Terrific performances, Entertaining, Edgy, Clever, Funny

See it if you are a fan of theatre and of sketch comedy. We see a lot of theatre and knew pretty much all of the references, so we had a ball.

Don't see it if you are a casual theatregoer, you may not catch everything, but it's still fun. Venue could be improved as others have said.

Also All of the performers are terrific, but Jenny Lee Stern is a standout.... Read more Read less

88
Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Vibrant production with very good Duncan Sheik music, Lynn Nottage book, and wonderful performances all around.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals with a message and religious undertones (although I thought it was more spiritual than religious).

90
Intimate, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of McNally’s beautiful writing and/or you don’t want to miss a chance to see these two fabulously talented actors.

Don't see it if You don’t want to delve into the intricacies and complexities of new love.

83
Charming, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of circus acts like juggling, high wire, sword swallowing, etc.

Don't see it if You don’t like the circus!

Also There’s not really a lot about Brooklyn, but it is a chance to see tal... Read more Read less

87
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Vivid, Creative, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to have a fun evening with a classic tale told in a unique way.

Don't see it if You are looking for a classic theatre production.

Also Two very talented actors portray all of the characters with quick cost... Read more Read less

0
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Awful, just awful.

See it if Just don't.

Don't see it if You appreciate the music of Oscar Hammerstein and his singular influence on musical theatre.

Also This is a vanity production, pure and simple, and perhaps the worst pi... Read more Read less

85
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Emotional, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy monologues that are straight from the heart. Sea Wa ll is tightly and beautifully written by Simon Stephens, well acted by Tom S.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person monologues that are deeply personal and emotional. Great performances by both actors.

83
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Relevant, Funny, Enjoyable

See it if You like a comedy with a message, handled deftly. Worth seeing for Debra Jo Rupp’s performance alone.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to consider both sides of the gay marriage issue.

85
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a uniformly talented cast in a gay-themed drama enhanced with gorgeous vocal performances.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a story set in a prep school that deals with homophobia and race issues.

75
Provocative, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of Neil Labute's writing or of edgy, funny one-act plays.

Don't see it if you don't like the "short story" format or drama that can be uncomfortable and possibly make you squirm a little.

Also Of the three plays, I thought that Great Negro Works of Art was pitch-... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you are a fan of beautifully written and performed contemporary (80's) Irish family drama.

Don't see it if you can't sit still for a 3+ hour performance (but really, it's worth it).

79
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Glenn Close, and/or are interested in historical fiction. An interesting perspective on the family of Joan of Arc.

Don't see it if you are not interested in Joan of Arc or how she became the Maid of Orleans.

80
Quirky, Relevant, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Kurt Vonnegut‘s writing and like plays that are highly entertaining while providing social commentary.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of satire.

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Thin

See it if You’re a fan of Janet McTeer - she’s terrific.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in Sarah Bernhardt’s struggles to play Hamlet.

100
Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You want to see terrific actors, terrific voices, really great arrangements of Dylan’s songs. Who knew Mare Winningham could sing like that?

Don't see it if You don’t like dramatic musicals with Depression-era themes.

90
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Harrowing

See it if You like serious drama (with a lot of humor) that is universally meaningful.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see cruelty and violence in the context of political statement. This play is brilliant, but it is not for everyone.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Beautiful music and lots of fun.

See it if you love classic Broadway musicals. Among the best of all time.

Don't see it if you are only interested in serious drama. Although My Fair Lady is based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the beauty of it is in the

Also gorgeous songs and wonderful staging. Lauren Ambrose's voice is lovely... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music

See it if You love classic Broadway musicals. Bernadette Peters is wonderful. Saw it with Bette, and they were both terrific!

Don't see it if You don't want a lovely, fun evening at the theatre (or are exclusively a fan of serious drama).

80
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you like plays that offer food for thought and very good acting. It's a "what if" kind of play.

Don't see it if you don't like time-shifting, non-linear plots that could be confusing.

85
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Lots of fun

See it if you have seen Hamilton or know something about it. It's a spot on sendup, with great performances.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Hamilton. But why wouldn't you be?

80
Funny, Overrated, Irreverent, Edgy

See it if you are a fan of South Park and like irreverent comedy.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Lots of fun!

See it if you like big, colorful, wonderful musicals with exuberant performances.

Don't see it if you're not a Disney fan.