LisaBiren

Moorestown | 65+ | Female
About:  I've seen most recently Something's Rotten and found the more you know about theatre, the funnier it is! I enjoy musical comedy but cannot exclude my passion for A Chorus Line, Cabaret, Les Miserables and of course, Phantom. I was also amazed with An American in Paris just because the ballet was bey... Read more Read less
Reviews (89)
83
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Great acting
November 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to discover a piece of yourself that you hadn't thought about before. The music is beautiful.

Don't see it if you're expecting song and dance and happy stories.

98
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful
August 24th, 2022

See it if You want be entranced by fairy tales dealt with in a very human manner and enjoy a big book musical. Special shout out to Milky White!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy big book musicals and have no interest in fairy tales and how they relate to real humans.

95
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
August 11th, 2022

See it if You are open to a creative new way to view the original story and marvel at a set that works so beautifully.

Don't see it if If you are stuck on the original story and don’t mind missing out on a moment on Broadway.

92
POTUS
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining
August 11th, 2022

See it if You need to have a belly laugh at the US political system. The performances are so spot on and hysterical that you miss most of the lines.

Don't see it if You’ll be offended by the production mocking our political system or if you don’t have any sense of humor.

92
Absorbing, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great singing
August 11th, 2022

See it if You want a difficult education presented in an inventive, creative and entertaining fashion. There were hilarious parts along with tears.

Don't see it if You have a tough time accepting differences that others may have from you or if you are tired of hearing about the obstacles

88
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
December 24th, 2021

See it if You want to be entertained with a powerhouse of talented women! This is 90 minutes of non stop energy by 6 fabulous women and the musicians

Don't see it if You want to see extraordinary sets and men!

91
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful
January 23rd, 2020

See it if You love and appreciate the old book musicals with sensational actors and a wonderful score

Don't see it if You want non traditional theater without music or dancing

74
Indulgent, Great singing, Relevant, Fluffy, Cliched
January 22nd, 2020

See it if You want to be entertained with cute music and pretty girls who are brutal to each other

Don't see it if You're expecting anything other than a cute show trying to give a message about bullying

85
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing
December 15th, 2019

See it if You love the music with beautiful voices and talented performers. Keep an open mind about the video and set.

Don't see it if You expect to see the original version. This was very innovative tech and a little distracting at times

75
For a previous production
Overrated, Ambitious, Confusing
October 26th, 2019

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan or curious to see how broadway handles the story.

Don't see it if You’re not a Harry Potter follower. The staging and special effects (very few) which is why we saw it, were disappointing.

100
For a previous production
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Absorbing
September 23rd, 2019

See it if You know the story so well it doesn’t matter it’s in Yiddish and you get lifted up with magnificent performers of this classic musical

Don't see it if You are annoyed with supertitles and the challenge of listening to the original language of Sholem Alechim

95
Relevant, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
July 28th, 2019

See it if You want to be part of a classic story and enjoy the extraordinary performers bring it to life and take you on a beautiful journey.

Don't see it if You prefer singing and dancing. This a serious subject but filled with insight, humor and intelligence

93
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
June 28th, 2019

See it if You want to understand more about the IRA during the 70s and experience excellent performers keeping you engaged and entertained.

Don't see it if You have a problem understanding Irish accents. The story comes through but you may miss a few phrases due to some of the actors brogues

100
During previews
Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Hilarious, Great staging
April 4th, 2019

See it if You are ready for having more fun than ever expected. The comic timing and set are extraordinary along with the costumes. This cast is fab!

Don't see it if You want a serious drama and have no interest in humor and having as much fun in the audience as the tremendously talented performers

85
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
March 31st, 2019

See it if You enjoy personal stories about a very popular and powerful political couple.

Don't see it if You have no interest in seeing two of the most talented actors battle with each other on stage.

37
The Bare Truth
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Banal
February 3rd, 2019

See it if You don’t mind watching people recite lines rather than actors perform. This is a great concept but the writing, direction and talent needs

Don't see it if You expect the production to live up to the concept. The script needs a lot more work as well as staging and talent.

79
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky
January 23rd, 2019

See it if You have a passion for Sondheim and can sit through something dated while enhancing the staging. Wonderful performers

Don't see it if You don’t have patience for dated subjects and offended by sexual innuendo

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Profound
January 21st, 2019

See it if you have any connection with Parkinsons Disease. Unfortunately, we know pd for over 26 years and it hit home with a lot of topics.

Don't see it if you don't care to be educated about a debilitating disease with humor. It only hits a few of the symptoms but pd is very individual/person.

92
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
December 13th, 2018

See it if You’re a fan of Cher and tremendous talent. This was so much fun and incredible dancing. We all know her story but the performers GREAT!

Don't see it if You have no interest in just having a fun time between the fabulous performers and fashions.

79
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Enchanting, Ambitious, Confusing
October 20th, 2018

See it if You want to be amazed at the creativity of the staging and the enormous undertaking of the handlers who help move King Kong. Phenomenal!

Don't see it if You want the choreography to move the story along. The dancers were phenomenally talented doing incredible moves that had nothing to do with

Also The storyline. The choreography was so bad , it actually annoyed me wh... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Refreshing
September 16th, 2018

See it if You are a fan of Samantha Barks. She is fabulous. It sticks to the movie so well that you can recite the lines.

Don't see it if You’re not a fan of the movie. The 1st act is not as good as the 2nd act where the show really picks up the chemistry between the actors.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Epic
September 10th, 2018

See it if You can appreciate a classic play done with wonderful performers in a small intimate setting.

Don't see it if You expect to be entertained with hilarious one line zingers. There are some but few and far between.

84
During previews
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Great writing
July 8th, 2018

See it if You enjoy newer inventions about how to admire color, movement and light. It was a delightful experience with tremendous creativity.

Don't see it if You need words and music to enjoy visual art.

95
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious
June 25th, 2018

See it if You just want to have fun watching this tremendously talented ensemble wow you with their performances in a terrific production

Don't see it if You want a drama or something profound.

90
She Calls Me Firefly
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking
June 19th, 2018

See it if You can be in an intimate setting as part of the audience. The writer was brilliant in the way you learned about each character.

Don't see it if If you’re intimidated by being part of the set in this beautiful performance.

Also We loved watching the Brook Sisters before the play began. You should ... Read more Read less

62
Marlowe's Fate
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky
May 21st, 2018

See it if You are patient listening to a different take on the bard in Shakespearean prose. The woman and the man who played the printer+ were fabulou

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big book musical. The premise was interesting but very slow moving especially the smaller man who was awful.

99
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Delightful
May 21st, 2018

See it if You love old big book musicals. This was filled with gorgeous dancing and the voices were phenomenal. Loved every minute.

Don't see it if You are offended by inner racial couples and don’t enjoy gorgeous music and brilliant choreography and dancers who perform beyond expectatio

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Intelligent
May 16th, 2018

See it if You appreciate middle eastern music and an open mind on relations between Israel and their Arab neighbors

Don't see it if You difficulty understanding foreign accents and expect a fast paced show

83
Hilarious, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Refreshing
May 6th, 2018

See it if You are open minded and can watch this main character implode with the humor and fun the playwright intended.

Don't see it if You have no patience for jokes about actors and lgbtq.

93
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Delightful
April 24th, 2018

See it if you want an old big book musical. This was one of the prettiest I've ever seen with the costuming and lighting. It was hoot to see Bernadett

Don't see it if you have no patience for pure entertainment.

61
Dress of Fire
West Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Banal
April 24th, 2018

See it if The bright spot was getting to see Austin Pendleton. The actors did a wonderful job with a very boring and difficult script.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained

80
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
March 15th, 2018

See it if You appreciate very good performances and direction. The actors made this play work well.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a story that has no ending

85
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Funny
February 11th, 2018

See it if You want to be swept away with a brilliant combination of shows that have remarkable music. The talent was above and beyond. Thank you Bob M

Don't see it if You’re looking to get caught up in a singular plot

95
During previews
Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Delightful
November 14th, 2017

See it if You want to be transported to a fantastic and beautiful world with brilliant staging and set. The story is enchanting along with performers

Don't see it if You don’t like innovative staging or musicals that are completely out of the box

92
Edgar Allan
Soho/Tribeca
Great writing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Funny
September 25th, 2017

See it if You enjoy new concepts and innovative story lines with a small cast. Excellent writing, performances and staging.

Don't see it if You want bright lights and big book musicals

97
For a previous production
Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great staging, Masterful
September 4th, 2017

See it if You enjoy slapstick and want to be amazed at the timing of this hilarious farce. The performers were brilliant and full of energy.

Don't see it if If you find physical comedy boring and you don't like to laugh and participate with the fun

6
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow
August 10th, 2017

See it if You enjoy sticking needles in your eyes

Don't see it if You have ANYTHING else to do in your life. The only thing worse than the writing was the direction and the performances

90
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Romantic, Clever
July 27th, 2017

See it if You appreciate brilliant choreography and dancing. The performers were excellent. Total entertainment in music and dance.

Don't see it if You want more of a story line. However, it did introduce that veterans coming home from ww2 weren't always given the red carpet treatment

68
During previews
Fluffy, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious
July 18th, 2017

See it if You enjoy a different concept about the value of a dollar for different people

Don't see it if You expect clever dialogue worthy of a good concept

92
Absorbing, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Masterful
July 2nd, 2017

See it if You are interested in family issues and teenager challenges. Also you enjoy intense musical theatre with incredible performances

Don't see it if You want to see something light hearted and fluffy

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting, Masterful
June 27th, 2017

See it if You embrace learning more about Yiddish theatre and the relevance of prejudice during the 1920s in the USA and our current politics

Don't see it if You don't want to enlighten your knowledge and vision of how Yiddish theatre was so experimental and successful

76
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky
June 20th, 2017

See it if You enjoy campy humor and want to see something that's just silly and has you walking out smiling and humming.

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious subject and don't appreciate simple joy with no point

95
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining
June 7th, 2017

See it if You enjoy a fun filled beautifully produced comedy with brilliant lighting and staging. The music is also excellent and well written

Don't see it if You have a predisposition from the movie and would rather see a non musical or drama

79
I Lost You There
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent
May 29th, 2017

See it if You want just an hour of being absorbed by a very talented single performer displaying comfort with an uncomfortable subject

Don't see it if You want more than a one person show and don't enjoy dark humor

68
The Assignment
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Banal
May 1st, 2017

See it if You enjoy waiting for something to happen. The actors were good but the script was lacking with way too many pregnant pauses.

Don't see it if You prefer fun and quick witted dialogue that moves to the point of the story in an interesting manner

100
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Profound, Relevant
April 30th, 2017

See it if You want your eyes opened to the remarkable stories that happened outside of New York City and Pennsylvania and the Pentagon on 9/11

Don't see it if You want flashy costumes, set changes and Broadway dancing. It's the stories and performances that make this show so heartfelt and inspiring

95
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant
April 16th, 2017

See it if You enjoy opera and appreciate the humor transformed from the genius of Mozart to current issues. Absolutely delightful. Magical production.

Don't see it if You are not an opera fan and have difficulty following super titles

78
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting
April 3rd, 2017

See it if Appreciate good lighting design and interesting ways to involve the audience. The story was fascinating and very informative and educational

Don't see it if You get intimidated by actors speaking to you directly

95
For a previous production
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Entertaining
March 26th, 2017

See it if You enjoy beautifully written dialogue with superb performances and brilliant direction. The story is relevant and entertaining with twists

Don't see it if You don't have a way to get there!

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow
March 24th, 2017

See it if You have the ability to see past the flaws and can imagine how it would be with a lot of reworking and a cast that was strong and talented.

Don't see it if You lose patience with poor performances and a script and music that needs to desperately improve as well as the ridiculous choreography