LisaP

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Reviews (39)
95
Delightful, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you love a great musical, phenomenal directing, staging and costumes. love Laura Benanti. exquisite attention to details, great orchestra.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

Also Laura Benanti is marvelous! Funny, great singer. I love her Eliza! She... Read more Read less

70
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you are interested in learning about snooker. want to see some individual good acting. great staging

Don't see it if are not patient--first act is very slow. want to see good ensemble acting, good direction and pacing.

Also This show could have been so good. The con was great--I didn't see it ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Final Follies
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if like A.R. Gurney's unique sense of humor and great insight into human character. want to laugh at lot while being challenged intellectually.

Don't see it if you like straight-forward stories. don't like to be challenged intellectually. don't want to see superb ensemble acting.

Also I was so impressed with this production. The acting was uniformly exce... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you love Bette. She pulls out all the stops in this show. great singing and dancing. terrific production values--staging and lighting.

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned musicals.

Also Had the great fortune of seeing Bette in Hello Dolly twice. First time... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Clever, Resonant

See it if you want to see a thoughtful presentation of an historic gay play. want to see a period-faithful production. see great acting.

Don't see it if gay male culture makes you uncomfortable. can't stand a few backward racial comments. don't want to take a real step back in time.

Also I loved that this production was true to the period of the play and no... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you are interested in seeing a masterful performance by an actress with Down's Syndrome. like deep (but funny) family drama. great staging.

Don't see it if I think everyone should see this.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a master actor at the top of his craft. want to be transported to another era. love classical music. great staging.

Don't see it if you don't like historic dramas. want a flashy set. don't like classical music.

100
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if want to see phenomenal acting. see brilliant staging and directing of a thought provoking drama with humor. want to lose all sense of time.

Don't see it if Don't like plays that are serious and deal with life's most profound issues.

Also The chance to see Glenda Jackson on stage must not be missed!!! She is... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love original musicals with a great score and phenomenal staging. you love an enchanting leading man. enjoyed the movie.

Don't see it if didn't like the movie. don't like musicals. don't like amazing stagecraft.

Also I loved this show. Andy Karl is phenomenal. He pulls off an enchanting... Read more Read less

82
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You are interested in this period of history. They did a good job telling the story. Like great ensemble acting.

Don't see it if Can't sit for a nearly three-hour production.

Also I enjoyed the show, but it had its dull moments. I was sitting in the ... Read more Read less

96
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Must see

See it if want to see something entirely original. Are interested in theater history. Love great klezmer music. Are interested in Yiddish theater.

Don't see it if Are offended by two women passionately kissing. Are not interested in theater history.

Also Got tickets at the last minute for this--front row, side balcony. Much... Read more Read less

84
War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Epic, Great staging

See it if You love a great, old-fashioned, lavish musical. Want to hear two of Broadway's most celebrated veterans. Love marvelous costumes and sets.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals. Are not interested in hearing two of Broadway's best.

Also What a fun night at the theater! What pipes Patti Lupone and Christine... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Must see, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see a daring, intimate, intense portrayal of a classic. Want to see a bold, original depiction of a great play. Great acting.

Don't see it if You don't have an open mind. Want to see traditional staging of a classic. Don't care about phenomenal acting.

Also I was disappointed when I entered the theater and saw the bare bones s... Read more Read less

92
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want to completely lose yourself for two hours. if you want to see something unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Don't see it if don't have an open mind. only like linear storytelling. don't like one man shows.

Also I was blown away by this production. The sound design is truly masterf... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if you want to see a highly accomplished actress in a multitude of roles. want to be moved to tears.

Don't see it if don't like political theater. don't care about socially important issues.

90
Clever, Funny, Irreverent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if want to laugh out loud. love the theater. love great costume and set design. clever book and music. allusions to all sorts of other musicals

Don't see it if don't like Shakespeare being poked fun at. don't like bawdy humor.

Also This show was not at the top of my list to see (I was still sore at it... Read more Read less

88
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Romantic, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you like fine acting, being surprised.

Don't see it if minimalistic sets.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Intense, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if like veteran broadway actors who really put on a great ensemble show. like insightful, direct, funny, realistic writing for the stage.

Don't see it if you don't like good playsl

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Epic, Great staging

See it if Love a musical that is original, exhilarating and has catchy music that stays in your head and makes history come alive.

Don't see it if don't like to get tunes stuck in your head.

66
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Disjointed

See it if You like Nico Muhly's music. The live ensemble playing his original music for the show was outstanding. Worth the price of admission.

Don't see it if Like good ensemble acting. Some of the actors were good individually, but there was a disconnect.

97
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to be deeply moved. care about human connections. love middle-eastern music performed by musicians on stage. love Katrina Lenk.

Don't see it if you want to see a typical Broadway musical--this plays like a beautiful symphonic work. The music is so beautifully integrated to the story

Also I've seen this show twice. First with Tony Shaloub, and with Sasson Ga... Read more Read less

91
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Shocking, Intense, Relevant, Must see

See it if want to see an incredibly talented ensemble of actors. can take brutal, in-your face depictions of what it means to be a heroin addict.

Don't see it if you can't take theater that is viceral, in your face, and can literally involve you!

Also This was one of the most memorable nights of theater I have had. The a... Read more Read less

88
Great singing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Must see, Great score

See it if you love good music. want to hear beautiful singing that is not amplified. want to experience a classic musical in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if are closed minded about the show itself (many people are, which I can't understand). have to see a musical in a large-scale Broadway setting

Also OK, I have to reveal that On A Clear Day is my favorite musical. I ado... Read more Read less

90
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in what makes up an individual life and what drives things not done and done. delving in the life of an ordinary woman.

Don't see it if don't like puzzle pieces--the show is not chronological and it could be hard to follow for some. don't like serious and deep plays.

Also I was profoundly moved by this play. It really made me think of my own... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained. be delighted by great staging, dancing, singing. want to see something original. see great ensemble.

Don't see it if you are a grouch. don't like transgendered individuals and lesbians. don't like Shakespearean style comedies. don't like the Go-Go's music.

Also This show was not on the top of my list--oh my, yet another jukebox mu... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you like a splashy, psychedelic set. want to have a great escape. Ethan Slater, Gavin Lee and Lilli Cooper are not to be missed.

Don't see it if are not in touch with your inner child. want a serious theater experience, though this does include some great topically relevant references

85
Party Face
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you like like great acting, want to laugh and cry. Hayley Mills and all the actresses are terrific. A funny and insightful play.

Don't see it if you don't like women's issues. don't have a sense of humor.

85
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Exquisite

See it if you love Kevin Kline (so glad he won the Tony for this). enjoy comedy of manners. like Noel Coward. like wonderful sets and costumes.

Don't see it if you want to see a contemporary, edgy play--this is a fluffy comedy.

Also Kevin Kline's physical comedy is as sharp as it was in "A Fish Called ... Read more Read less

88
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You want a gritty drama that seems true to life. Great ensemble acting. Relevent social topics.

Don't see it if Don't care about the plight of the working class. Don't like violence on stage (the violence was realistic and shocking).

89
Absorbing, Relevant, Great ensemble acting, Catcy music, Must see

See it if You want something new and refreshing. Enjoy a great ensemble cast playing multiple roles simply with no confusion. Good story telling.

Don't see it if Don't like earnest storytelling (though this one might win you over).

Also At first I thought this show might be too straightforward and earnest ... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see great actors at the top of their game. Want to see one of the greatest plays of the 20th century. Lavish sets and costumes.

Don't see it if Don't like to see the very essence of human greed and avarice portrayed brilliantly.

77
God of Vengeance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if You are interested in Yiddish theater history. Interested in seeing Indecent and want to see the original play.

Don't see it if You don't want to see something in a different language. The subtitles were often not very good.

Also I was glad I saw this show. The actors were, for the most part, quite ... Read more Read less

76
Quirky, Fluffy, Great staging, Raunchy, Overrated

See it if you like comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. like broad comedy. like fun staging. like to remember NYC in the good old days.

Don't see it if want to see something hilarious (I did not find it that funny and felt that many of the jokes fell flat).

Also There were some really fun aspects of this show, but overall I was dis... Read more Read less

82
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy really great singing. an excellent ensemble cast. clever staging.

Don't see it if you don't like a capella singing. aren't interested in multiple story lines.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if like a first-class revival of a musical. love Danny Burstein. want to be moved as well as entertained by a musical. love great dancing.

Don't see it if want all your musicals to have nice, tidy endings.

Also I adore Danny Burstein. He was a perfect Tevye! The new choreography w... Read more Read less

89
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

See it if love great stagecraft and directing. enjoy operatic scale productions. music that advances the plot perfectly. fine acting and singing.

Don't see it if don't like children singing (sometimes their diction could have been better). a cross-dressing role (which I loved).

Also I was really captivated by this show. The stagecraft made me think I w... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if love witty, insightful, entertaining musicals with an edge. You grew up with Mormons.

Don't see it if don't have a sense of humor.

72
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing, Good book

See it if like the book Wicked. like entertaining staging. enjoy a good book of a musical

Don't see it if don't like the music (I didn't--found it very irritating).

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if love great singing, acting, ensemble acting. Want to be moved to tears. Cynthia Erivo is absolutely brilliant as is the entire cast.

Don't see it if you don't like brilliant musical theater revivals that will shake your very soul!

Also I was so impressed with this revival. I had been on a show going marat... Read more Read less