LK 6303

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female
About:  Enjoy theater, opera, many (not all) musicals. However, my budget does not match my taste!
Reviews (55)
85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent
June 7th, 2022

See it if Surprisingly engaging & humorous. Strong connection betw 2 outstanding actors. Important themes for today, male vulnerability, etc

Don't see it if Maybe could have done more w/ staging but it's not flashy show, it's low key, so didn't bother me.

84
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
June 7th, 2022

See it if Writing/acting still strong, humor is helpful for topic. Attn right wing: this is "Grooming" & it's usually done by older straight men.

Don't see it if It's intense, small cast. Recommend to all- even if you may be triggered. Be patient, it has much to offer. Morse mumbled too much.

83
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever
June 7th, 2022

See it if Well written and darkly humorous. Worth seeing.

Don't see it if Sometimes hard to follow (accents). A bit confusing in some details and I wish I had been more familiar with plot or even read script.

68
The Vagrant Trilogy
East Village
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing
June 7th, 2022

See it if Important, smart ideas & structure (refugees, self -community, alternate end) But my empathy was smothered by frustrating length.

Don't see it if Undisciplined writing/editing/directing, overindulgent abt poetry, academia - it all distanced me. What a shame, so much potential.

Also And to the theater staff who were insensitive...Snacks(a couple dates)... Read more Read less

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Clever
June 7th, 2022

See it if So funny! Deeper than it seems esp. abt truth, lies, willful blindness/ manipulations of history & today. Relax abt ending! It's symbolic!!

Don't see it if OK, ending is a bit much,but isn't reality around us frankly...outrageous & unreal? We're LONG past shock abt "1984" we're LIVING much of it

99
For a previous production
Rigoletto
Upper W Side
Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing
June 7th, 2022

See it if Quinn Kelsey, Rosa Feola are exceptional, staging is innovative and the music is sublime.

Don't see it if If you think you don't like opera, give this one a try, but get good seats and read the subtitles (they help!)

83
During previews
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great acting, Absorbing
April 15th, 2022

See it if Powerful poetry and relevant stories done by a diverse cast of excellent actors and dancers; very strong moments towards the end.

Don't see it if Helps if you've read the poetry before; some parts not clear or well delivered. Definitely worth seeing. Annoyed by women scrolling Fb in...

Also in front of me.

91
During previews
Ambitious
April 10th, 2022

See it if Sure-dated. But tremendous. ONE slice, ONE "look" at values (corruption of values)in this capitalist society. Stunning set & acting.

Don't see it if All this fuss @cursing/slurs?? Just decades ago (& during Trump yrs) much worse was common; Physical & language violence is worsening.

91
Confederates
Midtown W
Edgy, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing, Clever
April 10th, 2022

See it if Fabulous provocative play toying with stereotypes & manipulation. No one is all "angel" & little devilish actions abound! Broadway? Yes!

Don't see it if you're not willing to risk anything! For Sara's brother, opening: Pls stop yelling your lines, it's exhausting, becomes annoying.

82
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever
April 10th, 2022

See it if This trimmed down version of very long play works bec. of very good acting and good choices by dir.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see abbreviated version...or depressing themes, however brilliantly written!

86
Heartland (59e59)
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing
March 28th, 2022

See it if V.G acting, absorbing, humorous. Good structure & use of stage. Yes, political: US arrogance is critiqued, oh my!! Really? A big deal?

Don't see it if not in mood for political story or critique. The outrage reviews on "anti-Americanism" & "not whole truth" are pathetic. As if 1 play...

Also As if 1 play COULD EVEN, or SHOULD be tasked with telling the "whole" ... Read more Read less

90
Coal Country
West Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 21st, 2022

See it if Go. Understand you'll hear intimate TRUE stories of corporate greed destroying the lives of incredibly hard-working folks. No bells or BS.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood to be quiet; to really listen, be open to the hearts & actual words of families. To critics: What planet are you on?

Also They could have done a bit more with staging. Definitely should have e... Read more Read less

88
For a previous production
Wolf Play
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
March 21st, 2022

See it if An unusual, fast paced and absorbing, play with strong acting and a creative use of the puppet. Surprisingly moving.

Don't see it if Don't see if you want a traditional story plot line and flow.

69
Approval Junkie
West Village
Disappointing
January 13th, 2022

See it if Good effort and brave...but not enough "there" there.

Don't see it if It doesn't come together. Not unless you can get really cheap tickets

88
Great writing, Great staging, Absorbing
January 13th, 2022

See it if Good "updating" of book (more full characters) good pacing; excellent acting. Long but not boring! But...in Mezz & balcony... see below

Don't see it if Only frustration was choice by J. Daniels to often speak too fast, low soft voice, mumbling, in southern accent (no prob--just bad combo.)

84
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Dated
December 4th, 2019

See it if If your expectations are modest-low , you may be pleasantly surprised. Good acting, dated...but real for the era. Engaging.

Don't see it if It's truly a bygone era so won't resonate with some. Script has flaws (Lily's repetitive naivety grinds) but basically worth seeing.

80
Disappointing, Great singing
November 26th, 2019

See it if Good singing by all. Tango dances enticing. Generals' musical chairs solid. Lovely to hear Argentinian voice/accent in Maia Reficco. But...

Don't see it if Problem in direction: both women's mic at times too loud, words incomprehensible (esp Reficco) alienating. At times, orchestra overwhelming

Also Didn't see original (but connected to the country). Reficco has nice, ... Read more Read less

99
Must see, Intelligent, Great singing, Funny, Dizzying
November 22nd, 2019

See it if It's simply stunning, clever, clear and brilliant lyrics.

Don't see it if Can't help you here ... don't see it if you can't get tickets for a reasonable price? Luckily I won lottery!

82
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Resonant, Great singing
November 22nd, 2019

See it if Wonderful singing by Josh Henry, great dancing, nice theater. Some work on the story (drama), more musical variation & it'll be great.

Don't see it if Go, it's well worth it.

79
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing
November 22nd, 2019

See it if Good acting,writing; absorbing, stimulating, but too unclear at times. Headache from low lighting whole show.

Don't see it if The set is way too dark, unnecessarily dark & it's real distraction, annoying. We can't have lights on while hearing challenging dialogue?

82
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Disappointing
February 14th, 2019

See it if Interesting family dynamics and moral dilemmas. Excellent acting.

Don't see it if Frustrating dialog: actors backs turned; talked too fast; no effort to compensate for heavy accents or seat distance (I was front mezz.).

Also A bit too long. Some writing/plot confusions. Direct the actors to spe... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent
February 8th, 2019

See it if Such wonderful actors and acting. Strong writing. So well worth seeing.

Don't see it if The theme of aging, Alzheimers would bother you.

77
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining
February 8th, 2019

See it if ...you can get a cheap ticket, because it's classic that's closing. A lot of heart, but a bit corny, a bit light, a bit dated..

Don't see it if you want something with some depth.

80
Great singing
December 18th, 2018

See it if Mare Winningham & others- great. Songs often creative & beautiful, good singers, but too many in SAME mushy style, no bite, frustrating!

Don't see it if Didn't even sing most of Girl From the North Country! Unrealized potential. Challenging to create story from these songs!

86
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant
December 18th, 2018

See it if A moving meander thru history & memories, framed around an inspiring activist. Lahti is fantastic, very emotional. Great videos/talk back.

Don't see it if Best to be open to historical subject. It's serious but not heavy, not preachy. Very worth seeing

91
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking
October 29th, 2018

See it if Absorbing historical drama; explores big moral & political questions...and lies. Well written & acted. Loved post show discussion.

Don't see it if Not interested in history?

95
Show Up, Kids!
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
October 9th, 2018

See it if Fun, entertaining, lots of participation. Creative spontaneous skits, songs. Good "crowd management" despite some nutty kid behavior.

Don't see it if I blame parents more than kids when there is terrible behavior right in front of them. Get a grip parents, you're in a shared public space.

96
Dizzying, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful
October 2nd, 2018

See it if you're enticed by a fascinating story and stunning acting, breathtaking presentation, often funny, fantastic set.

Don't see it if not in mood for historical drama.

91
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense
October 2nd, 2018

See it if Powerful, well paced but sad exploration of how youth (thru nationalism, economics, their psychology, & manipulation) are led to war.

Don't see it if you don't want to see riveting one man show

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking
May 8th, 2018

See it if excellent acting, good pacing, thought provoking examination of issues and conflicts that arise for those who are "differently-abled".

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for an intense play that requires some concentration and attention.

87
Enchanting, Great singing
January 29th, 2018

See it if Rylance enchants, singing is beautiful, sets & lighting beautiful. This one's not @ the "story" so much as an appreciation of the artists.

Don't see it if you aren't patient with opera & period play. A bit confusing, but acting & singing = well worth it! My partial view $32 seat was great.

81
Memorare
Greenwich V
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant
January 29th, 2018

See it if A show with strong ensemble cast, pretty solid writing, some humor, politically relevant .. a great effort.. appeals to you.

Don't see it if Church has pros and cons. Visibility /sound could have been better. VG acting - main actress needed to slow down, speak up!

Also A little of the writing for the "evil racist" is too obvious. Not subt... Read more Read less

88
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent
December 5th, 2017

See it if you can enjoy a deep exploration of friendships, life's highs and lows, disappointments and successes, and you like "real" conversation.

Don't see it if I can't fathom the criticisms of this ambitious, well written play. It's talky but deep, interesting & paced well. Reflections on life...

74
Illyria
East Village
Disappointing, Intelligent
November 7th, 2017

See it if you're interested in early history of an important theater; it's a "conversation" between insiders, often interesting

Don't see it if you're annoyed by excessive mumbling; also, missed opportunity to say more about Robert Moses

84
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant
October 24th, 2017

See it if You are open to political analysis with new insights; can be patient with his over the top personality! It's worth it, positive & funny.

Don't see it if ... see it!

93
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense
October 3rd, 2017

See it if If you like really excellent acting, intense and truthful story, thoughtful look at awful period in our history.

Don't see it if doesn't match your mood that night.

Also Theater was tiny, tiny ... so I only wish that actors had pulled back ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging
August 17th, 2017

See it if Wonderful "slice of life vignettes" not yet..."PLAYS". Female POV in era of oppression; often sensitive, humorous, insightful, like poems.

Don't see it if You're impatient w/ "work in progress". Low key and well written. Heads up: great debate in audience @ the action/meaning of one story!

Also With realistic expectations, enjoy what these have to offer; I was ver... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated
August 1st, 2017

See it if you want to lend support to young female company, with good intentions

Don't see it if some racing thru the lines without imparting weight or meaning, running around (tiny stage) without meaning.. might confound you...

73
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Cliched, Great acting, Overrated
July 17th, 2017

See it if Intense drama, good staging and acting, excellent theater company appeals to you

Don't see it if Is it the novel or acting? The obsession falls flat, not credible. Her sadism & his masochism is exhausting. Hard to feel empathy/invested.

90
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Profound, Relevant
July 2nd, 2017

See it if you can absorb a complex effort to tackle race, class, solidarity, globalization, male/female and age issues.. pretty successfully!

Don't see it if See it. You'll deepen understanding of work, working class, race and the union values that were the glue of our communities and country.

90
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking
July 2nd, 2017

See it if you can appreciate thought-provoking subject matter, a serious theme, in a well written and well executed play.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for light entertainment.

94
During previews
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant
April 15th, 2017

See it if you're ready for intense, thought provoking, politically relevant and hard-hitting story telling in a minimalist setting.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for challenging "monologue" style short dramas.

Also Brilliant writing and acting... captivating and painful stories that o... Read more Read less

79
Delightful, Quirky, Clever
April 15th, 2017

See it if you can appreciate a small scale show with a talented and hard working illusionist; good for kids too

Don't see it if you can only get a back row seat - visibility in this theater is not great for acts that sometimes required looking at stage floor..

Also He tried hard! But the sound was very uneven, not working properly, pl... Read more Read less

98
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Hilarious, Great writing
April 13th, 2017

See it if you like opera and/or Mozart; you can laugh at the delight of tradition and revolution melding in an innovative explosion of joyous music!

Don't see it if you're stuck on formality; you have no sense of humor; and you have no empathy for the politics of today; you hate subtitles.

Also My friend & I are serious opera buffs and were surrounded by the same ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Ambitious
March 30th, 2017

See it if you love outstanding acting and strong writing in a traditionally structured drama.

Don't see it if you're spending the year in Paris and can't make it back.

Also Both Linney (Regina) and Nixon (Birdie) are outstanding, riveting, and... Read more Read less

78
Angry Young Man
Chelsea
Dizzying, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant
March 30th, 2017

See it if you like innovation and can appreciate fast paced and zany improv-like acting, and can be patient with some plot confusion!

Don't see it if you want traditional and linear "drama".

Also Give it a try! Needs some editing and reworking to cut some extraneous... Read more Read less

53
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Disappointing, Insipid
February 22nd, 2017

See it if You follow the crowd to boring, predictable shows. Occasional moments of enjoyment are enough for you.

Don't see it if you don't like loud, almost screeching noise level. Plot, dialog and songs are mostly forgettable.

64
Excruciating, Disappointing, Funny, Intelligent, Great writing
February 22nd, 2017

See it if You're open to irreverent hilarious humor. BUT see different cast (not Cody Strand). My 3rd time going, worst cast almost ruined it.

Don't see it if You'll tire easily of Strand's compulsive "hamming"; screaming laugh lines; frenetic movements & incomprehensible phony voices. Just awful.

Also Previous scores were 100. I love this show. But overly loud microphone... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great writing
October 29th, 2016

See it if you like a funny show with fantastic acting.

Don't see it if See the show!

88
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky
October 29th, 2016

See it if Very funny, very clever, worth seeing

Don't see it if you don't like quirky spoofs.