Lori S 6281

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Love the theatre and usually attend several shows each week.
Reviews (91)
69
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Slow, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You like Irish dramas that are strictly monologues (long monologues) and actors don't interact with each other

Don't see it if Long monologues with no action on stage.

Also I've got to be honest, I was falling asleep and left during intermissi... Read more Read less

90
Intense, Raw, Powerful, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You want to see fabulous acting amazing actors who are totally immersed in their roles. You like strong and powerful theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like intelligent, well written shows and want movement and action. This show has only two characters and the story is cerebral.

Also With minimal scenery and special effects, the effects that were used w... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to visit a great old theatre. The play itself should be a pass...

Don't see it if You don't like dated, weak story lined shows. The script was weak.

Also the first act was ok. The intermission was way to long. The 2nd act wa... Read more Read less

49
Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You know someone in the cast

Don't see it if I really wanted to like this show since it was compared to the Vagina Monologues. Unfortunately, I didn't. It was slow and boring.

Also The actors really tried but missed the mark.

96
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if one woman show explored what it was like for her 14 yo daughter to come out as gender queer. Incredible acting, important message, fabulous!

Don't see it if Just see it!

62
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You are interested in a musical from the late 30's that is seldom produced.

Don't see it if You like the razzle dazzle of Broadway. There are no set changes, plain costumes and only a piano to accompany the singing.

Also I really didn't care for this production, although I love this theatre... Read more Read less

84
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if For a small local production, this was a very pleasant surprise. Great singing and story. Sondheim classic.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or are looking for a big Broadway production. I didn't care for the staging, they didn't use the stage???

88
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You like a fun musical with great acting and staging. Interesting use of space and story.

Don't see it if you don't like the absurd and are looking for a straight laced story.

Also The singing and staging were interesting and the costumes were terrifi... Read more Read less

92
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Loved this show about a committed, loving gay couple who decided not to marry. Acting was fabulous and story memorable and relevant. Just go

Don't see it if If you don't like plays dealing with real and difficult issues pertinent to both the gay and straight community.

94
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Great writing

See it if This play was a one man show and the actor played many different roles. Acting was amazing as was the minimal set design. Shouldn't miss it!

Don't see it if Loved this very intense show! Don't see it if you don't like intense shows about war, have trouble with accents or want something light.

Also Incredible acting (he has more energy that most) and minimal set desig... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Intense

See it if You are interested gay history and how events have changed over the years.

Don't see it if You are looking for a current and relevant show. This was good but very dated.

Also It was interesting to me that all the actors in this production who pl... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if Great play with fabulous acting and staging. Theatre space is awesome! Wonderful rendition of one of Tennessee William's lesser known play

Don't see it if You don't enjoy minimalist staging and little to no props

45
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Raunchy, Embarrassing

See it if You have nothing better to do or like political and/or sexual short skits set to music and song

Don't see it if You don’t like predicable, ridiculous, bad, offcolor humor.

Also Cast was talented but production was really juvenile and not enjoyable

78
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Pretty violin music

See it if You like are interested in the founding of the state of Israel and how music can play a part in joining people together.

Don't see it if you don't like small, quiet plays that are mostly conversational.

Also The violinist was terrific and added some depth to the production.

78
Entertaining, Slow, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you like Shakespeare and want to see an interesting take on this classic play

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or if you plays done with minimal scenery. They utilize the space well but there is no scenery changes.

80
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like one man shows that tell as story and are seeped in family history

Don't see it if you are looking for a big opulent production

69
During previews
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Great acting

See it if You like small British plays with a story that goes no where.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with activity and action. This show was mostly talking. Characters were forgetful, although acting was good.

92
During previews
The Old Settler
Brooklyn
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see what a slice of life was like for 4 people living in the 1940's in Harlem. Amazing actors and great story!

Don't see it if You like large Broadway productions with lots of fluff and fancy.

Also We loved this show! It was informative, funny, clever. I honestly felt... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Fire
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like well acted, ambitious plays about NY history and sweatshop workers in the early 1900's.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big, opulent production or have trouble following a play where actors play many different characters.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Poignant, All bruce!!!

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and his music and want to hear stories about his life, family and beliefs. More like a show than a concert.

Don't see it if You are hoping to know every word to every song and expect lots of glitz and glamor.

75
Great acting, Ambitious, Anxiety- provoking, Thought-provoking

See it if You like one women shows with little to no scenery on a serious topic of personal anxiety.

Don't see it if You are looking for light hearted, fun entertainment.

Also Very interesting observation...I went with my boyfriend to see this sh... Read more Read less

83
I Lost You There
West Village
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You want to see a one-woman show about death that is well-written, well-acted, funny and poignant.

Don't see it if The topic of death treated in a frank and open manner bothers you.

90
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Must see

See it if You like well acted small cast shows about friendship that have a strong message for the audience.

Don't see it if The topic of AIDS disturbs you

90
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to recognize and understand the roles women played in the Vietnam War. It was poignant, based on true stories and a MUST SEE!!!

Don't see it if You don't want to see an intense, emotionally troubling story. This is NOT light entertainment but sheds light on a different angle of war.

80
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like very light-hearted comedy

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie

95
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love good broadway with all of the spectacles and effects. A must see!

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals or great dance

Also An unbelievable play! One of my all time favorites (and I see a lot of... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Games
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like sports and history and want to hear unique stories (in monologues) of two Jewish athletes during the Berlin Olympics in 1936

Don't see it if You are looking for a light-hearted production with all the bells and whistles

Also Acting and staging (although minimal) was very well done and they util... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Seared
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a well acted, intelligent play with excellent acting and interested in behind the scenes in a restaurant

Don't see it if You want a large broadway production or have no interest in character driven plays

80
Great dancing, Entertaining, Fun, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Not sure why scores are so low. Show was fun, enjoyable with great singing, music and staging. Don't analyze - just sit back and enjoy

Don't see it if You don't like loud rock and roll.

67
Aunt Jack
East Village
Campy, Cliched, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You like campy shows with a heavy gay theme

Don't see it if You are expecting a full on Broadway performance with lots of bells and whistles

83
Steel Magnolias
Brooklyn
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a well performed show about mothers, daughters and friendship.

Don't see it if you don't like "talky" plays with little action

86
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Profound

See it if You like amazing acting and a very strong, important and relevant story about a couple learning about each other.

Don't see it if You aren’t into serious stories and deep subject matter

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if This place is a cute and touching tribute to 2 unlikely people that become friends. One is a 9 year old and the other a 70 yo.

Don't see it if You want a big cast and all the broadway hoopla. We enjoyed this show very much and would highly recommend it for a sweet production

89
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Touching, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a enjoyable musical that is sung from start to finish - great voices and interesting characters. Lovely and charming story

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals and a small cast of actors.

96
Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you have almost 8 hours and want to personally experience almost every emotion and spend the day/night watching one of Broadways best...

Don't see it if You don't have time to see both parts of this incredible show or are a homophobe.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a bizarre and fun show that is both funny and touching. You must be able to buy into the premise of the absurd

Don't see it if You are expecting a conventional play

98
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You like small off broadway shows with fabulous acting and writing

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Great writing

See it if you like Shakespeare. It is a different take on a classic

Don't see it if you are looking for lots of scenery changes and if you really dislike Shakespeare.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you like to see great one man shows that are funny, relevant and entertaining

Don't see it if you don't like gay themes.

87
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You like funny one man shows that make you laugh out loud and contain great acting and a terrific, fun storyline.

Don't see it if You don't like gay-ish subjects or humor

89
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Profound

See it if you like historical shows that offer amazing acting, staging and writing. Really enjoyed it!

Don't see it if shows based on true stories bores you

70
Uncommon Sense
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a show about autism and it's characteristics. Unfortunately, I thought it was very stereotypical and a bit over-acted.

Don't see it if You don't like smaller productions or this subject matter.

Also Staging was excellent

82
I Of the Storm
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if One man act where he plays 2 different characters. The acting is superb and the actor is totally absorbed and invested in this role.

Don't see it if You you don't like small, off Broadway productions with little to no scenery.

Also Very interesting show. Two of us went but we both had different reacti... Read more Read less

85
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Poignant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like quiet, intelligent theater without a linear plot. Acting was superb! Play was powerful.

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional two act drama.

92
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Romantic, Great orchestration, Quiet

See it if You like a different Broadway musical experience. The cast is uniformly excellent and the music is exquisite.

Don't see it if You need a big, brassy broadway production.

Also Both Tony Shaloub and Katrina Lenk are phenomenal and the entire band ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Clever

See it if You like Lisa L. humor and want to see a fun show about eating issues that resembles stand-up comedy.

Don't see it if the topic is not of interest or if you don't like Lisa L.

79
During previews
Ace
Upper W Side
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like one man shows that are funny and clever.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production with all the bells and whistles and if you don't like "David Letterman" type humor.

83
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You like history, literature and intelligent theatre. Well performed and very creative.

Don't see it if You want an "action packed" play - this is 3 actors playing famous historical characters on stage talking to each other and to the audience.

90
In a Little Room
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like well written and acted play that is both funny and thought provoking.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy subjects including death or aren't comfortable with provanity.

Also Theatre is small, modern and comfortable, and deep in the east village... Read more Read less

75
Katie (Dream Up 2017)
East Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You would like to see a story about an important subject that needs additional discussion

Don't see it if You want light-hearted and fluffy.