Lucinda

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I live in Manhattan and see as many plays and musicals as I can. :)
Reviews (148)
70
During previews
Interesting set, Sweet, Entertaining

See it if 90 minute show that starts slow and then feels like it flies by; interesting dilemma about our responsibility; charming

Don't see it if you want a lot of razzle dazzle or a high energy show - this one relies more heavily on dialogue; you want directly modern subject matter

Also I found the costuming and set to have a lot of interesting things to l... Read more Read less

84
Profound, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can appreciate a true to life portrayal of life with a loved family member who has dementia. This play really rung true.

Don't see it if You want something light or don't want to think through aging and our dependence on one another.

82
Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Lovely music and moods tell an important story. Rich harmonies and familiar songs, sometimes in different languages, show connectivity

Don't see it if You don't want to engage emotionally with a story that is heart warming but also painful.

88
During previews
Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if My friend and I loved the music and appreciated the important story that was told. Talented cast! I enjoyed the lighting design and staging.

Don't see it if You need full staging to show you things rather than using your imagination.

Also Any seat in this theater would provide a good view.

70
Relevant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You want to think through how even some variation in beliefs can pull us apart if we're not careful. You like intense dialogue between 2 ppl

Don't see it if You want something light and just for easy entertainment. You prefer tidy endings.

53
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Scattered

See it if You're cool with a peppering of stories and ideas that never fully come together. Some parts are creative and cool. Talk back after was best

Don't see it if You need a strongly cohesive, intelligent story. This one feels all over the place - struggling to find its identity.

90
Exquisite, Great singing, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if Laura Benanti shines as Eliza and delivers the vocals and emotion! The longer run time passed quickly. Beautiful costumes.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big musical with splashy choreo

86
Dancing!, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Great seeing Fiddler in Yiddish! It added a nice element to the production. The music connects and the dancing is delightful. Heartwarming.

Don't see it if You dislike reading super titles (although I thought it moved slowly enough to not lose sight of the action).

Also Comfortable venue, front row is a bit too close.

82
Delightful, Intense, Entertaining, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Pleasing vocals in an engaging environment, great view of 7-piece band, emotional highs and lows in the story, we left talking about it

Don't see it if You're not open to non-traditional thought and creativity in executing this production. Scenes in the dark, violence, interpretive dance

Also My friend and I really enjoyed it. I liked that it was light and cheer... Read more Read less

72
Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie/aren't looking for a new take; enjoyable talent; some marvelous singing; this is entertaining (not a must see)

Don't see it if you prefer to leave the theatre humming the tunes or to be wowed by choreo - not much memorable here

68
Entertaining, Familiar, Fun

See it if your interest is in hearing familiar songs, strung together against a backdrop of historical events and people, strong focus on women, funny

Don't see it if you want a definitive plot line or character development; you'd be frustrated that most seats are on the same level-diminishing sight lines

88
Fun, Choreo, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You'd enjoy a night of excellent singing with smooth transitions between numbers - all supported by a fun cast and choreo! Great harmonies.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story of any kind. This is great music - not really a play or musical.

Also Nice mix of solos and ensemble pieces - we got to enjoy a range of voc... Read more Read less

76
Great dancing, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if you want to see Tony Yazbeck float on the stage, beautiful dancing, sweetly emotional story

Don't see it if you dislike narrated stories that can feel choppy; you want more dialogue and character interaction that way over storytelling through dance

Also Sitting several rows back would be perfect to grasp the whole of the s... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You loved the movie and are ready for lighthearted entertainment; some fun choreography and are ok not seeing much that's new

Don't see it if You take things too seriously/don't want to laugh at ridiculous situations; you mind vocals that are over-amplified

Also The audience is in it for a good time - many wear pink and come in gro... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like silly humor and a show that pokes fun at itself; if you want to leave the show rhyming everything you say :)

Don't see it if you need all the jokes to hit in a truly funny way; the energy level of the show was too constant and it needed some more escalation

72
Lovely, Thoughtful, Resonant, Slow

See it if Relatable family dynamics, touching drama with a bit of comedic relief, lovely sweet harmonies make an enjoyable evening

Don't see it if You need strong or complex character development, fast paced plot lines, energetic performances, a longer show

68
During previews
Fun, Mixed, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun, easy night of entertainment with mixed success in executing the concept; you don't need a "wow"

Don't see it if you prefer a true show (play/musical) or are expecting perfectly polished Broadway caliber performances/sound/staging; this is not memorable

76
During previews
Relevant, Engaging, Thought-provoking

See it if engaging story that tees up questions about how we end up in destructive situations and make harmful decisions

Don't see it if you need complex character development or an uplifting story

85
Entertaining, Visually inventive, Fun!, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you're open to a beautiful visual display from set to costumes! so much to see. great pacing and mix of styles keeps the show moving

Don't see it if you're averse to bright colors or don't want to unlock your fun side

Also The tap dancing number was a delightful surprise for me! I loved that ... Read more Read less

50
Dull, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you have a particular passion for the subject matter and insider knowledge of the culture (it helps to speak Spanish)- needed to get jokes

Don't see it if you're expecting a high energy show with one laugh out loud moment after another - it doesn't deliver

Also I really wanted to like this and even my friend who loves Leguizamo th... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if powerful performances that generate a range of emotions, highly relatable plot and the story of our inner selves and cultures

Don't see it if some dialogue was a bit too direct rather than revealing a character's motivations more subtly; play moves briskly through its 75 minutes

58
Cold, Formulaic, Technical, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're deeply interested in the subject matter of junk bonds or risky financial decisions

Don't see it if you like your stories set within a broader context or with rich character development; this comes across as a straight story told not shown

52
Disappointing, Cliched, Mediocre vocals, Meh

See it if You're okay with a thin holiday show interspersed with cheesy stories and intros. There are a few highlights.

Don't see it if You're looking for high caliber Broadway talent and production value. It's not up to par with the sound quality or level of polish

86
Entertaining, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to be impressed with an incredible feat of acting that works to delineate the characters and bring them to life as individuals

Don't see it if your mind is prone to wander over a long stretch of listening - even if the performance is engaging

Also I really enjoyed this production! I was delighted by the laugh out lou... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want to be mesmerized by fantastic music and vocals; interesting large story with vignettes; we left the theater talking about it

Don't see it if You like dance in your musicals; you prefer dialogue and singing without accents (some words were hard for us to hear and understand)

75
Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if We enjoyed the questions it raised about the level of specificity needed to be true. Interesting to see perspective of loose view on facts.

Don't see it if You're not interested in serious subject matter. You prefer a play with high energy and momentum throughout.

86
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Powerful

See it if You can be captivated by a relationship between two people and how it might develop and grow; much unfolds and mood shifts

Don't see it if You don't want to think too deeply or consider important issues about how we can support one another through trials

Also This was really great! My friend and I kept talking about it and how i... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Rollicking

See it if you want to enjoy a goodhearted, fun time of escape. A delightful show performed by an energetic cast. Fun to see them all play many roles

Don't see it if you want a perfectly polished or larger scale production. You prefer more sophisticated humor or surprising plot twists.

74
Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a series of (mostly) creative vignettes with no apparent deeper meaning; kids in the audience laughed hysterically; it was fun.

Don't see it if You're expecting to be blown away with things you've never seen before. You need more than visuals to engage you in a show.

77
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want a thought piece that explores relationship dynamics and individual's firmly held beliefs - and how those intersect.

Don't see it if You want something happy, uplifting or with a tidy ending. This is intense.

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Lol!

See it if You want to be entertained. I enjoyed getting lost in the show and laughed very hard a couple of times and many other laughs too!

Don't see it if You're expecting more than a one-person stand-up comedy routine with not much staging

68
Entertaining, Slow, Okay

See it if You're into plays and want to see everything on B'way. There are some funny moments and some twists - overall enjoyable not a must see

Don't see it if You're looking for fast-paced action or a serious play.

84
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You're open to being moved by engaging dialogue, challenging assumptions in an emotionally intense show. It's highly relevant.

Don't see it if You dislike shows with small casts or where the action is heavily dependent on dialogue (not lots to see visually, no set changes).

78
Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if It's one of those shows that builds slowly and my enjoyment is reflecting back on how things unfolded. Poses questions re: human condition.

Don't see it if If you like your shows big, bold and splashy. Some of the show is telling vs. showing.

Also I wish I sat on the front row for this one.... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting

See it if the singing is really masterful; so much to see and take in with this production; camaraderie with fellow attendees due to set up

Don't see it if you're sensitive to loud noises, looking for something light, dislike even the illusion of violence, don't want to twist to see action

71
During previews
Predictable, Fluffy, Entertaining, Cliched, Funny

See it if You want to enjoy a fun and entertaining show - this had some really good laughs and jokes I recalled later on; lively and energetic

Don't see it if You want high brow art, beauty, theatrical value or top notch vocal talent

Also My friend and I had a good time at the show - probably because we came... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Silly, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're up for a silly night at a rock musical, with an energetic cast and juvenile laughs. It's fun and lively, but not impressive.

Don't see it if You are put off by a campy romp, a thin plot and average singers - no standout performances here.

84
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if this show has got it! beautifully sung and passionate, mesmerizing costumes and staging. Dancing is varied and engaging.

Don't see it if you're bothered by a difficult storyline of challenged relationships and bad decisions; you dislike interpreting some dance-only scenes

Also Joshua Henry brings his all to this role and it's bursting with beauty... Read more Read less

79
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Exploring human connection and differences interests you. Simple set is made more powerful through music and lighting changes to evoke mood

Don't see it if You dislike dramatic plays primarily driven by dialogue. You're not curious about how a particular relationship might unfold

68
Slow, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to satisfy your curiosity about rap shows; you're open to something different and can engage with a new format regardless of plot

Don't see it if you're not open to listening and thinking through what is being presented; you mind audience participation (even if brief)

71
Interesting, Cheesy, Clever

See it if you're up for storytelling with some less than polished performances sprinkled in; like exploring the creative process; want to sign the art

Don't see it if you're expecting a tight story or play or if you're not interested in an artist indulging in sharing his work

81
Entertaining, Delightful, Impressive, Production!, Staging!

See it if you want to be impressed with many different elements brought together to make a fun show (goat! rooster! shadows! sand! rain!); dancing fun

Don't see it if the story must be emotionally engaging (it connects with some but didn't deliver for me); you're going for Lea (her part is too small)

73
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Entertaining

See it if A few good laughs, good mix of characters, good acting; a show about how we move forward despite challenging relational dynamics

Don't see it if You're expecting tons of laughs or if you want just a fun show as multiple serious issues are brought up. The show doesn't quite deliver

65
Average, Clever, Resonant, Slow

See it if you want to think about twisted approach to politics and the compromises to self and relationships; story is mostly engaging

Don't see it if you're expecting much dramatic/emotional acting or intense feelings for the characters; you don't like cheap shots against administration

80
Absurd!, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're open to crazy laughs and ridiculous situations; lots of fun and unexpected moments; must be open to the absurd

Don't see it if you need definitive laugh out loud moments that are based on more sophisticated humor; you want a longer show with an intermission

76
Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful, Cliched, Kicklines!

See it if you want to be impressed by precision dancing and kicklines; the Rockettes are the clear highlight!

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for family-friendly, cheesy performances or a 3D film of Santa to start the show

75
Enchanting, Exquisite, Slow

See it if sweet show with lovely music and some strong solos

Don't see it if you prefer traditional staging as they lean heavily on projections; if you look for big, splashy ensemble numbers

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You're looking for an outstanding cast, all of whom impress with singing or dance; magical story and a few thought provoking elements

Don't see it if You're bored by long dance interludes with instrumental accompaniment

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You want to engage to figure out what is happening and why; you like mixed performances involving storytelling and some mind blowing tricks

Don't see it if You're into a traditional theatre experience or if you avoid solo shows

88
Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want a fun show that just flies by! Donna Murphy is a delight! The costumes are great and the dance numbers energetic.

Don't see it if You're in the mood for substance, character development. you're turned off by fluffy musicals. You dislike characters talking to audience