Liz L

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (17)
70
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You seek out unconventional productions of Shakespeare. This is a challenging interpretation of a "problem" play.

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare traditionalist or if the very words "avant-garde" turn your stomach. Also it's over 2 hours, no intermission.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Intelligent

See it if you are open to contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare. Oscar Isaac is outstanding, as are the rest of the cast.

Don't see it if You are a Shakespeare traditionalist who likes their Bard unabridged and performed by a cast of thousands in elaborate settings.

98
Exquisite, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You're a Sondheim completist.

Don't see it if You prefer splashy, traditional musicals.

80
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if Your idea of a great movie is Pitch Perfect or your idea of a great evening is a college a capella concert.

Don't see it if You cringe when someone mentions a capella. You want a splashy, blockbuster musical a la Andrew Lloyd Webber or Miss Saigon.

80
During previews
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Moving

See it if You're a fan of Cheryl Strayed, Dear Sugar, advice columns, or intimate theater that's more like storytelling.

Don't see it if You like blockbuster, grand scale plot-driven theater.

91
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Great singing

See it if You live for musicals and are suffering from Hamilaria.

Don't see it if You cringe at puns and don't worship at the alter of Sondheim, Miranda, and Lloyd Weber.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You've read the book. Anyone who enjoys an intense drama and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You're looking for light entertainment.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You liked Spamalot, Book of Mormon, or A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

Don't see it if You don't like broad comedy and aren't a musicals nerd.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Original

See it if You love innovative costumes, puppetry, and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like the score from the movie.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You appreciate shows more driven by characters than by action. This is an intimate evening.

Don't see it if Your idea of a perfect musical is a blockbuster with eye-popping sets, a cast of thousands, and big dance numbers.

Also Katrina Lenk's performance is unforgettable. The Middle-Eastern infuse... Read more Read less

90
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Great staging, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You are a Sondheim completist, prefer minimalist, less-is-more staging like the director's previous revivals of Company and Sweeney Todd.

Don't see it if You like your musicals staged on a grand scale with casts of thousands and elaborate sets.

96
Great staging, Great singing, Intense

See it if You're a Sondheim completist, this is a must see. If you like your theater, up close & personal, see this Sweeney!

Don't see it if You don't want to see the actors' tonsils. If your idea of the perfect evening is a blockbuster Broadway musical, stay away.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You love history, hip hop, or ground-breaking musicals like Spring Awakening or Rent.

Don't see it if You don't like hip hop or contemporary musicals. This is a long way from Rodgers and Hammerstein.

85
Plenty
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like character studies of people in challenging circumstances. Rachel Weisz gives an astonishing, riveting performance.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment, a blockbuster, or an action-packed, plot-driven show.

90
The Effect
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in questions about relationships, mental health, and how our biological make-up may or may not determine our actions.

Don't see it if You're looking for light entertainment or an action-packed evening.

96
Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if You're open-minded, like powerful theater.

Don't see it if You want a traditional, lavish, musical comedy.

94
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You love Roald Dahl or have a child who does. Good for fans of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Wicked.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or shows featuring children.