Lori 629934

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Reviews (187)
79
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in a modern take on Chekhov's classic Uncle Vanya.

Don't see it if you prefer your classics served up as originally written.

70
Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you don't mind 1970's stereotypes of gays and Jews in a musical.

Don't see it if you object to musicals being made on any and every subject; you hope to learn anything significant about Harvey Milk.

65
Funny, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you have a particular interest in inter-generational relationships with complications.

Don't see it if you don't care for a story about an aging hippie and her right wing, religious daughter and open minded granddaughter.

78
During previews
Great acting, Needs editing, Absorbing, Relevant, Relatable

See it if for Lois Smith's great performance or for a dramatization of matters of end of life, the elderly and family.

Don't see it if hospice care and end of life issues are not your cup of tea for entertainment.

79
Entertaining, Amusing, Clever

See it if you like Alan Ayckbourn's plays, the Brits Off Broadway series, a play that requires your patience to come together.

Don't see it if you're not willing to indulge the playwright, you expect the title to be relevant to the play itself.

83
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you've enjoyed David Ives' previous adaptations in verse.

Don't see it if you don't like silly, fluffy material.

70
Ambitious, Edgy, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you have kids to entertain.

Don't see it if an underwater light and puppet show is not your thing.

95
Must see, Hilarious, Intense, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you love great theatre, great writing, great acting; you remember those years of the AIDS crisis--or if you don't.

Don't see it if I've got nothing. Everyone should see this masterpiece.

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you liked Bedlam's "Sense and Sensibility" or you appreciate classics with a sense of humor.

Don't see it if you're expecting "My Fair Lady" or your taste is traditional.

69
Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Excessively profane

See it if you were a fan of the Jerry Springer Show.

Don't see it if have no patience for the kind of people who would appear on the Jerry Springer Show.

81
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Second act veers into soap opera

See it if you're interested in a play about the Muslim experience in the western world.

Don't see it if you don't have patience for a new playwright learning his craft.

79
Entertaining, Romantic, Sweet

See it if you want to see a lighthearted romantic musical involving homeless people in NYC in 1961.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a romanticizing of homelessness.

76
Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if you're interested in a play that ties music with the formation of the State of Israel with personal stories.

Don't see it if you're impatient; you don't like talky plays.

88
Delightful, Fun, Great singing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in old musicals that have not been revived.

Don't see it if you don't care about the lesser works of Noel Coward, Jerry Herman, Frank Loesser, Harold Arlen and others.

75
Cliched, Relevant, Uncomfortable

See it if you're interested in the Jule Styne canon; you like to catch shows you might not ever get another chance to see.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with a show dealing with the black experience in America written by whites.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love Mark Rylance, great acting, countertenors and/or history-based theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces or operatic singing.

69
During previews
Sweet, Charming, Slow, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you absolutely love John Lithgow.

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows or you're expecting something scintillating.

84
Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Original

See it if you want to see something unusual; you love Robert Fairchild; you enjoyed ERC's Van Gogh's Ear.

Don't see it if you don't care for classical music and ballet with your drama.

83
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you like the Fiasco company.

Don't see it if you're a Shakespeare purist; you loved the Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance a few years ago.

80
Overrated, Maudlin

See it if you liked "Next to Normal."

Don't see it if you're not interested in a musical about a teenage misfit.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Relatable

See it if you want to see an interesting play about women of a certain age, their friendships and their lives.

Don't see it if female friendships don't interest you.

80
Dated, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you love Brian Friel's plays.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Provocative

See it if you like intelligent, mature plays.

Don't see it if you don't have the patience to wait for a payoff to understand what's going on.

74
During previews
Funny, Clever, Sags in the middle, Slow

See it if you love the humor of John Leguizamo.

Don't see it if you're not a Leguizamo fan; you're unsympathetic to minorities in a Euro-centric society.

79
Disappointing, Intelligent, Resonant, Relatable, Angry

See it if you're interested in a difficult family drama involving financial dependence of a senior in decline.

Don't see it if you're looking for a play dealing with dementia and its impact on a family. This doesn't quite fill that bill.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you liked the Apple and/or Gabriel plays. This play is a classic and I personally really like Richard Nelson's style.

Don't see it if you don't care for Chekhov...or if you're a purist.

69
Disappointing, Ambitious, Dated, Slow, Overrated

See it if you've never seen this classic or you LOVE Denzel Washington.

Don't see it if your expectations are high or you have a short attention span.

86
Delightful, Fluffy, Fun, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy old school musical comedy; you'd like to see a rousing performance of The Lambeth Walk.

Don't see it if you don't care for 1930's musicals or are looking for something serious.

87
Great acting, Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You don't need any reason beyond Glenda Jackson to see this play, but there's also the fact that it's a Pulitzer winner...

Don't see it if you don't like the work of Edward Albee.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing, Compelling

See it if you're interested in a well done drama about young men trying to secure a future for themselves.

Don't see it if the subject of elite higher education for scholarship students--and how they get those scholarships--doesn't appeal to you.

79
Absorbing, Funny, Relevant, Intense, Flawed

See it if you appreciate drama with a sense of humor about a serious and timely subject.

Don't see it if you don't have the stomach for a play dealing with a school shooting.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Touching, Resonant

See it if you care to hear the story of a woman whose family lived in an apartment above--with access to--a branch of the NY Public Library.

Don't see it if you hate one-person shows.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you're a Stoppard fan--and a history buff.

Don't see it if you don't want to have to work to follow your entertainment.

79
Ambitious, Clever, Intense, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if you're up for an unusual, funny/serious play about actors in the time of the black plague...and a comparison to the plague of AIDS.

Don't see it if you're looking for something happy and light.

84
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you're interested in an intelligent, wonderfully performed play dealing mental illness and the health care system.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fluffy.

90
Funny, Engaging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you like family stories about real people--in this case that includes a sibling with Down Syndrome.

Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see this play.

90
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you love great theatre that makes you think and question what you've seen.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a serious play with a fine sense of humor that deals with marriage and ultimately life.

75
Sweet, Pleasant, Fun, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you're interested in Jule Styne's lesser known work and/or an enjoyable, if not dazzling show.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a story about a Bar Mitzvah gone awry.

62
Disappointing, Slow, Good acting, Relevant

See it if you're interested in the plight of dying cities in America.

Don't see it if you have something better to do, like watching traffic go by.

86
Joyful, Bittersweet, Well played, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate an old-fashioned story told in a novel way.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Funny

See it if you enjoy endearing stories about people of different backgrounds coming together; you liked Come From Away.

Don't see it if you have a closed heart.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Ahead of its time, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you'd care to see a 1912 play that promotes women's equality.

Don't see it if you dislike old English drawing room plays.

68
During previews
Ambitious, Bizarre, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you're interested in a strange play about a future without women.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a really peculiar play that doesn't add up.

90
Ambitious, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like intelligent drama that challenges you.

Don't see it if you're not up for a play that makes you work to follow it.

49
Disappointing, Dull, Slow, Pointless

See it if you find yourself in front of the theatre at showtime in a blizzard.

Don't see it if you like good theatre.

71
Dizzying, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you really like Chloe Sevigny and just have to see her on stage.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a family drama pretending to be a political story.

75
Funny, Banal, Predictable

See it if you love Jason Alexander (and/or Sherie Rene Scott) and don't want to miss anything he (they) does.

Don't see it if you want to see something original.

95
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Touching

See it if you care about people and human relationships of various kinds.

Don't see it if you're too homophobic to see a play about gay characters.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Interesting

See it if you're interested in theatre history and Joseph Papp; you've liked Richard Nelson's recent plays.

Don't see it if you don't like quiet, talky plays.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in the universality of teen life.

Don't see it if you can't relate (and don't want to try) to being a teenage girl.