Lori 7034

New York City

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Reviews (48)
88
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing
January 13th, 2023

See it if Great actors performing a brilliant and newly relevant play. Loved the set, staging, characters. See it if you like timely revivals

Don't see it if You dislike plays that delve into serious issues. Play tackles important but nuanced topics from various perspectives. More talk than actio.

87
Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
January 11th, 2023

See it if You like well written and beautifully executed juke box musicals. I thought it was well curated and orchestrated. Female empowerment!

Don't see it if You are intolerant of diversity. Strong emphasis on individual differences in gender, sexual orientation, power, love.

86
A Man of No Importance
East Village
Funny, Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting
November 11th, 2022

See it if Great acting. Parsons is brilliant as the tortured title character. Winningham shines as his devoted if resentful sister. Great singing too

Don't see it if You dislike minimalist productions - no set or props, really, and simple (tho effective) costuming. No big show - masterful character study

90
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Brilliant
September 29th, 2022

See it if Epic performances by entire cast! Miller’s vision is richer and even more powerful for having been reimagined in another culture. MUST SEE!

Don't see it if You’re too racist or too classist to appreciate the genius of this amazing cast performing Miller’s timeless and beautiful work

69
Fat Ham
East Village
Overdone, Ambitious, Intense, Disappointing, Confusing
September 10th, 2022

See it if You want to see yet another coming out story as big theater. FH makes some important points but too often trends toward overblown

Don't see it if You are expecting Torch Song or Strange Loop. It’s not nearly as creative or profound. I bet it reads better than it played in this debut.

84
Clever, Confusing, Must see, Great singing, Great acting
September 10th, 2022

See it if You like Sondheim I’d just love great performances. The Broadway revival cast is amazing - a masterclass in musical theater. Funny!

Don't see it if You are an unforgiving critic of the musical’s book. The second act is problematic and, tho amusing at times, even this cast can’t land it.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious
May 15th, 2022

See it if Best show no one is talking about! Great dancing, acting. Awesome female lead. Brilliant use of dance as metaphor! Important history of NYC

Don't see it if You wish to remain ignorant of this country’s history. You insist all historical drama be granularly accurate. You dislike long or serious

91
During previews
Great dancing/choreography, Resonant, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful
April 17th, 2022

See it if Great poetry, beautiful dance, superbly performed. Amongst the most powerful theater I’ve seen. Inspiring and empowering for ALL women.

Don't see it if You’re seeking a traditional Broadway show driven by a linear plot. But really it’s worth seeing this as well!

87
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Funny
January 23rd, 2022

See it if Traditional B’way format - funny writing, good music/ dancing. Must enjoy irreverent humor, esp about god. Feels reinvigorated post COVID!

Don't see it if You’re too conservative to laugh at religion. Show not deep/thought-provoking but still very much fun!

88
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see
January 23rd, 2022

See it if All the richness of the Broadway show in a more intimate theater. Music and orchestrations brilliant! Good book for juke box. Great cast!

Don't see it if You didn’t like the original? It’s every bit as good (and much the same) but far lower price.

97
Ambitious, Resonant, Must see, Great writing, Masterful
December 31st, 2021

See it if Brilliantly written and staged. Every performer is great. Awesome music and choreography. Like Shakespeare plus music and dance! Brilliant!

Don't see it if You’re not open to new perspectives. Or if u really dislike rap or hip-hop or history or theater.

97
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting
December 31st, 2021

See it if Its the most beautiful theater I’ve ever seen. Singing, writing, acting , staging, casting - perfection. Redefines musical theater

Don't see it if I literally cannot imagine a reason not to see it if you can.

81
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
December 25th, 2021

See it if You like to catch promising new musical with great cast before it hits Broadway. Excellent performances all around. Music is superb!

Don't see it if Your bar is Hadestown or Hamilton. Admirable intent but show tackles far too many complex hardships for any one show to adequately resolve.

94
Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
November 27th, 2021

See it if An intimate ensemble of Broadway’s best acting/direction/music/ staging - it’s a masterclass in musical theater! Once in a lifetime event!

Don't see it if You dislike musical theater?? Hate Sondheim? You expect flash and scale of traditional Broadway show? Really, just go if you can!!!

86
Exquisite, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting
November 20th, 2021

See it if Great updated music, great cast! Set is both beautiful and brilliant! Great dancing! Better than movie! Fun!

Don't see it if You want a plot driven experience. The show- like the movie - lacks substantial content or relevance, apart from parallels to La Boheme, etc

80
Fluffy, Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting, Clever
November 20th, 2021

See it if Great actors/cast! Good use of small, talented leads & ensemble, clever set design & staging. Awesome small theater!

Don't see it if Tho this production is fun due to talent, the show as written is ridiculous!

87
During previews
Must see, Funny, Profound, Masterful, Great acting
September 25th, 2021

See it if Santiago-Hudson is brilliant! Storytelling at its best, a well-conceived celebration of life and love. I can’t wait to see it again!

Don't see it if You are seeking a BIG FLASHY Broadway production.

90
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see
September 25th, 2019

See it if Amazing score and lyrics , terrific dance performances, interesting choreography. Intense performance by entire cast.

Don't see it if Book/plot is slightly confusing. Some songs feel too long. Problems pale in light of shows many highlights

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Romantic
July 12th, 2019

See it if You love the movie and want to see a fun, if banal, rom-com on stage

Don't see it if You’re looking for original ideas, great music, or great performances. It’s all kind of ok - just not special.

76
Ambitious, Clever, Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging
February 20th, 2019

See it if You enjoy Sondheim. This is a good production of a flawed play. Well staged and well acted

Don't see it if You dislike classic Sondheim or if you need a good, interesting plot/story This one is deeply flawed but well done by Fiasco

89
Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Profound, Relevant
August 12th, 2018

See it if You want to be inspired by beautiful performances by exceptionally talented singers. Funny too! A gust of fresh air in today’s climate!

Don't see it if You don’t like great singers singing beautiful and inspiring songs.

80
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy
August 10th, 2018

See it if Great performances by the entire cast, good music, fun!

Don't see it if You like your theater serious or are expecting a big budget Broadway show

81
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful
June 23rd, 2018

See it if You appreciate classic Shakespeare performed superbly. This production is well directed and easy to follow the trajectory of each character.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate Shakespeare (or a beautiful summer evening in the park)

85
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing
May 13th, 2018

See it if You like great performances and lots of laughs. Christian Borle is outstanding!

Don't see it if You don’t like musical theater. You’re looking for something edgy. This is classic!

60
Disappointing, Overrated, Fluffy, Romantic, Banal
April 20th, 2018

See it if You like the movie and the general Disney princess theme. You love to see movies come to life in stage. Good special effects.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a new, different, or exciting version of the movie. This show is less good than movie and at times devolves into silliness

26
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Cliched, Dizzying, Excruciating, Overrated, Disappointing
March 20th, 2018

See it if You like LOUD classic rock sung poorly with cliched visual effects and costumes. You go to see talent even when the content isn’t working.

Don't see it if You treasure either classic rock or classical music. This mashup doesn’t work! NOT a “broadway” show in any classic sense (and not BS@Kerr)

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Funny, Refreshing
March 18th, 2018

See it if You like great acting. All three leads give a master class! Ms. Jackson is a powerhouse! The play itself is brilliant. Also, awesome set!

Don't see it if You need plot driven, eventful plays. This is entirely character driven. It’s all about great actors delivering great lines!

81
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Cliched, Entertaining
March 18th, 2018

See it if You are looking for a fun night at the theater. The cast is wonderful- leads and ensemble. The music is Buffett - go if you’re a fan!

Don't see it if You’re looking for important themes or issues or if you don’t like Jimmy Buffett.

75
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Dated, Overrated, Refreshing
March 18th, 2018

See it if You like classic book musicals. Full orchestra is wonderful. All leads have great voices. Great dancing!

Don't see it if The story itself is cliched and dated. The acting is not great - I kinda didn’t care about the outcome despite powerful vocal performances.

37
Dizzying, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Indulgent
December 17th, 2017

See it if You love the cartoon. The set is impressive. Festive. Colorful.

Don't see it if This show is ridiculous! Loud, brash, pointless. Too much!!

80
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Slow
December 9th, 2017

See it if You love great sets and semi-immersive theater. Character driven drama. Rylance is brilliant, as is the rest of cast. The music is beautiful

Don't see it if You are seeking suspense. The play itself has some slow moments where the trajectory of the plot gets lost.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing
November 20th, 2017

See it if You like great performances and a great score. You like fairy tales or fables. You like semi-immersive theater. Interesting sets/special fx.

Don't see it if You require a linear, tightly written plot, or are expect Big Broadway numbers. Also, set/costumes more gritty than glamorous.

Also See it while you can, before everyone realizes how great it is!

75
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Slow
November 9th, 2017

See it if You enjoy political satire, good acting, great sets

Don't see it if You like the Trump administration or if you have very conservative values

82
During previews
The Last Match
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Funny
October 13th, 2017

See it if You enjoy dramas that explore human psychology with insight and compassion. You like great sets - the tennis theme is well done.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot or expect a complex story. This is really more a character study.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing, Clever, Delightful
August 27th, 2017

See it if You like kids, rock n roll, book musicals. Super high energy. Many laughs. Cast is great!

Don't see it if You don't like loud music or kids in musicals, you're looking for a classic Broadway experience, you're not in an upbeat mood

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Great singing
July 8th, 2017

See it if You like great acting and singing, amazing costumes, brilliant sets. Donna Murphy was fabulous!

Don't see it if There is no good reason not to see it - don't let Bette's absence deter you - the entire cast is first-rate

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful
June 4th, 2017

See it if You love intimate, immersive theater with outstanding performances by elite Broadway actors and excellent orchestrations. Truly riveting!

Don't see it if You dislike the play, blood/violence onstage, or if you dislike immersive, non-traditional theater.

79
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing
June 3rd, 2017

See it if You like fairy tales, you're a fan of the eponymous movies, you enjoy strong acting and singing performances, you like beautiful costuming

Don't see it if You are seeking deep meaning or historical accuracy, you don't enjoy classic book musicals, you hate princesses, etc

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Slow, Resonant
June 3rd, 2017

See it if You like to see Shakespeare very well acted (Corey Stoll, Eliz Marvel &John Thompson are great!) and made cleverly relevant and modern

Don't see it if You don't like the specific play itself, gun violence on stage, or classics made modern..

69
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Overrated
April 29th, 2017

See it if You love good acting - the entire company is incredibly talented! You like period pieces and/or great sets

Don't see it if You are easily bored by plays with minimal plot structure. Even the great acting could not make up for the boring nature of the play

Also So disappointed - really confused as to why this show is so popular...

82
Bandstand
Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing
April 27th, 2017

See it if You like great choreography and sensitive storytelling embodied in a classic book musical. Great dance numbers. Strong singing

Don't see it if You're expecting "wow!", you insist that your musicals have strong plot lines; you don't enjoy Blankenbeuler's style of choreography.

86
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful
April 22nd, 2017

See it if You want to see great performances by great actors, If you like Sondheim, period pieces, or have an appreciation for the importance of art

Don't see it if You're expecting amazing sets or you like your musicals to be lighthearted entertainment

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Profound, Intense, Absorbing
April 22nd, 2017

See it if You are interested in Yiddish theater and/or orthodox Jewish culture You enjoy a thought-provoking, well written/staged/acted drama. Bravo!

Don't see it if You are looking for a big Broadway production or if you want something light and fluffy and fun. This is important and intense.

70
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated, Banal, Entertaining
April 1st, 2017

See it if You want to be entertained by decent actors singing good songs. If you want to learn Carole King's story via a pleasant Broadway show

Don't see it if You love the music as it was originally released, you want unique or amazing, or if you want a strong story- King's life not so interesting

77
Entertaining, Ambitious, Classic, Absorbing, Clever
April 1st, 2017

See it if You like the movie, New York stories, classic book musicals, well staged, well acted and sung, a fun night at a quality Broadway musical

Don't see it if You're expecting the emotional power of the movie. Don't go looking to be "wowed" - It's good, not great. Score is strong, not memorable

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Intelligent, Relevant
March 30th, 2017

See it if You love groundbreaking musical theater and an overall great time. You like strong ensembles. You believe in friendship and tolerance.

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional Broadway production. Actually, see it anyway!!

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69
During previews
Clever, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Great staging
March 30th, 2017

See it if You want light, fluffy fun. Great visual effects. Strong lead. Happy endings.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fabulous or meaningful theater experience. The music is simply not memorable, and the plot is, well, just repetitive.

46
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Slow, Excruciating
March 30th, 2017

See it if You love Phillipa Soo and would see her anything

Don't see it if You want memorable music, a discernible plot, or interesting staging - in other words, don't see it! I wanted to leave - I never leave!