Lynn 6219

Nutley | 65+ | Female
About:  Former college English major, recently retired. I've been going to Broadway plays since I was in middle school, MANY years ago! I love them just as much now as I did then!
Reviews (17)
85
Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a devotee of the “older” musical which, while containing beautiful music, lyrics & dialogue, is nevertheless dated & “old-fashioned”

Don't see it if You can’t overlook a storyline which depicts women as second class citizens.

80
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You are a Disney fan, especially of the “Frozen” movie, and enjoy a suspend-your-belief fairy tale with special effects.

Don't see it if You are looking for a “deep” storyline, a thought-provoking musical with substance, or anything other than casual entertainment.

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy Disney-esque musicals, with their creative stage and costume designs, and if you appreciate a great musical score.

Don't see it if You have no interest in a fictionalized, "kid-friendly" version of the Romanovs' fall from power, in early 19th century Russia.

75
During previews
The End of Longing
West Village
Good acting, Slow to build, Good writing, Funny, Quirky

See it if You are interested in a different type of boy-meets-girl story, & can accept the premise that a high-priced call girl falls for an alcoholic

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Matthew Perry, aren't interested in new works by new playwrights, & can't accept the plot of two quirky love stories.

89
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy an off-color, hilarious take on the story of two missionaries who depart for Africa.

Don't see it if You are offended by a raunchy presentation of Biblical references.

77
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy off-color jokes, raunchy humor, and a ribald presentation of Sesame Street-type puppets

Don't see it if You do not appreciate or enjoy offensive, off-color humor.

87
Funny, Original, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You are interested in seeing a musical that is "out of the box," with an unusual plot line, and if you appreciate a story with a twist!

Don't see it if You enjoy more traditional Broadway musicals, with few surprises in store.

94
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You LOVE Broadway musicals, terrific acting & singing!

Don't see it if You are not a big fan of musicals.

95
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Great staging

See it if You are interested in song & dance numbers from the 30's & 40's, and are a fan of tap dancing routines, as well as a fan of the Cagney era!

Don't see it if Your're relatively young, don't know / care about James Cagney, or Hollywood of 20's - 40's, & don't enjoy tap dance routines!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You can devote 7+ hours to an absorbing, emotionally charged, powerful production, frequently interspersed with dark humor.

Don't see it if You are either looking for a light-hearted afternoon or cannot sit in a theater for so many hours. But you may regret missing this!

Also The production is absolutely incredible -it is a once-in-a-lifetime ex... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Slow, Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing, Good singing

See it if You enjoy musical reviews, composed of a medley of hits from various Broadway productions.

Don't see it if You are looking for a specific plot line, or are hoping for a "semi-biography" on the life\career of Hal Prince.

Also I think this musical compilation of Hal Prince's many Broadway product... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You would welcome a 3-hour theatrical extravaganza of phenomenal music, acting, singing and stage design - all in a cabaret-style setting!

Don't see it if i can't think of any reason not to see it, unless you don't enjoy audience-interactive theater.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love the music and lyrics of Carole King / Gerry Goffen - which encompasses several decades of many beautiful, familiar songs!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy music of the 60's and 70's, or Carole King's later solo work.

Also Even those theater goers who don't enjoy music of the 60's and 70's (D... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are a Frankie Valli \ 4 Seasons fan, familiar with their music, and enjoy a musical which is light on plot.

Don't see it if You not a 4 Seasons fan, not old enough to remember their music, and are looking for a plot which is thought-provoking.

100
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You love sweeping Broadway musicals with flashy stage effects and larger-than-life special effects

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Disney musicals, or of the Lion King tale. Although it's hard to imagine that adults & children alike won't enjoy this!

87
Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Original, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of operatic melodies, dramatic plots, and sad stories.

Don't see it if You are not somewhat familiar with the plot line, and don't care for operatic singing!

76
Overrated, Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if The singing & dancing were great, but the musical itself was slow moving. I kept waiting for a "dramatic" scene, but it never materialized.

Don't see it if You have no interest in the career / music of Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine