Lorri

Ridgewood | 50-64 | Female
About:  Middle-aged librarian (in a good way).
Reviews (24)
85
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the show, like the actors who are starring, or like quirky characters.

Don't see it if you like a fully fleshed out storyline in your musicals or if you can't handle a certain level of absurdity.

Also I came to this fresh not having seen the movie or the play and I liked... Read more Read less

80
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like to watch talented performers be talented. I didn't feel like the songs were memorable, but I did love all the actors and the book.

Don't see it if you expect it to be like the movie or are looking for deep character revelations.

72
During previews
Daddy
Midtown W
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you are willing to let the playwright lead you on a journey to that doesn't necessarily pay off.

Don't see it if you don't want to think too hard or if nudity and/or sexual themes are not for you.

Also I can't say I loved it, but I was interested in what Harris was trying... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you are a teen. There are some catchy tunes, but it is a little uneven and light on plot.

Don't see it if you can't relate to teens in any way or are looking for something with the depth of Dear Evan Hansen.

Also This is a cult classic with the younger set and I can see why: most of... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny

See it if you love Carole King's music or the music of the the era spanning the 50's - 70's.

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals or you want a story with depth.

Also I enjoyed the show, but my greatest feeling was that it was "inoffensi... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you like drama with an arch-humorous tone and want to feel like you are an observer at a really fun party that turns really dark.

Don't see it if you don't like ensemble acting. If you are looking at the names and expecting star turns, you might be disappointed.

Also * Set design was incredible. Expansive so you felt like you were reall... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see Mark Rylance do his thing in an elegant, ethereal setting.

Don't see it if opera is not your thing or you want a story that moves in a well-paced linear fashion

Also The staging and arias created a lovely mood--candlelit stage, gorgeous... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like your classics mixed with farce and fun and if you have a sense of humor about Pride & Prejudice.

Don't see it if you want a straight adaptation of P&P that adheres strictly to the book.

Also Crazy fun production. The adaptation took P&P's characters, distilled ... Read more Read less

77
Delightful, Sweet, Great acting

See it if you have kids you'd like to entertain or enjoy what Christian Borle brings to the table.

Don't see it if you want anything like the movie(s), or anything like the London production or if you want big, theatrical moments.

Also The production was better than I had been expecting and I actually fou... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you don't mind waiting through a slow start to get to the "good stuff".

Don't see it if you are interested in having a tune stuck in your head when you leave, because you don't, particularly.

Also I thought the first act was kind of long and the 1st song of the secon... Read more Read less

84
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You like funny, farce-y old fashioned fun very much carried by KK's charisma.

Don't see it if You are expecting slap-sticky farce or don't like snappy, quickly delivered dialogue with an old fashioned feel.

Also The first act is loooong but not overly draggy. The dialogue is crisp ... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Banal, Overrated

See it if You're curious and already bought your ticket. Or if rock musicals are your thing.

Don't see it if You're expecting anything earth-shattering or want to be moved.

Also The staging was interesting and the actors were trying to sell it, but... Read more Read less

79
Burn This
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see Adam Driver dominate the stage. Brandon Uranowitz brings his usual charm to bear as well. It was a joy to watch those two.

Don't see it if you are expecting crazy chemistry between the two marquee stars. You'd think Driver could have chemistry with a houseplant, but no.

Also I love this play and I wanted to love this production of it, but I can... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love a classic musical and top notch performances

Don't see it if you don't like classic musical tropes

Also I was not a fan of Hadden-Payton's Higgins, but that might just be me.... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you love Sondheim and don't mind glossing over some clunkiness.

Don't see it if you are looking to nitpick. There's much to enjoy in this production.

Also The performances are first rate, gorgeous voices, pretty set, the song... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Silly, Overrated, Funny, Too long

See it if you like slapstick, physical comedy and don't care so much about plot or character development

Don't see it if you think you will be seeing the new Noises Off or if slapstick is not your thing. Seriously, if slapstick is not your thing, stay home.

Also I will say that there was a significant part of the audience who were ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a Trask fan and very forgiving or if you like to see up and comers with great voices. If the era interests you, this might

Don't see it if your expectations are high.

Also A lot of the elements for a fun production are there: great set, fun c... Read more Read less

83
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like a light musical with gorgeous costumes and "classic" numbers.

Don't see it if you mind quaint plays. Because that's the feeling i had coming out of the theater. It was quaint.

Also I saw one of the first few performances by Bernadette Peters and she w... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy family drama, both of the traditional and non-traditional type.

Don't see it if you expect the revival to capture the same magic as the original. There's magic there, just a different type, in a different context.

Also The adaptation is a little uneven, and it takes a minute to accustom y... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love classic Broadway musicals and want to take a trip down memory lane with Hal Prince.

Don't see it if you don't like revue-type shows or if classic musicals are not your thing.

Also A thoroughly enjoyable evening of theater. All the performances were f... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you like slapstick-y farce and broad humor. You really will laugh.

Don't see it if you like your Russian adaptations with gravitas or subtlety.

Also You cant help but be charmed as Michael Urie's Ivan Dick Van Dykes his... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you love playwrighting as an art, in addition to entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't feel like thinking, you don't like meaty dialogue or exposition instead of action.

Also All of the actors were great. John Benjamin Hickey got dinged in some ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging

See it if seeing Patti Lupone onstage is your thing and if you like glittery production values.

Don't see it if you are looking to be blown away by memorable tunes.

Also Lupone is, as ever, in great voice and her delivery of Rubenstein's li... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Great score

See it if you like nontraditional family stories or interesting musical scores (though the book feels a little dated).

Don't see it if you expect the play to be the same as the original or if you will be constantly comparing the performances to the original.

Also It can feel disjointed so if you're a fan of linear storytelling, skip... Read more Read less