Marcia 6059

Secaucus | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (124)
85
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if the combination of religion, race, homophobia, sexism, culture, family, ambition told in vivid, gripping way with excellent acting moves you

Don't see it if you want light entertainment, elaborate staging, happy endings

79
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if the role of the press in our society is of interest, it you have interest in what makes Murdoch tick, enjoy politics

Don't see it if can't overcome antipathy to Murdoch long enough to take a drama that humanizes him while exploring the start of his empire & political power

91
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Great chemistry between the two actors. Great dialogue with believable pathos about the difficult beginnings of relationships. Both superb.

Don't see it if you want to hear Audra McDonald sing; can't take nudity on stage; hate plays that don't have fast moving plots and are about relationships

75
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Provocative, Dizzying, Resonant, Excellent cast, Clever

See it if you like broadly drawn characters, provocative and honest discussion of race in US heavily laden with satire, enjoy audience participation

Don't see it if you prefer more straightforward theater focusing on race, see White Noise.

80
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Some great dialogue, Quirky, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you liked Friends and Moonlight, want great cast, somewhat dark romantic comedies about disfunctional relationships, sometimes iffy plot

Don't see it if you don't like romantic comedies, are annoyed by hapless characters, and want a tight plot with a well drawn conclusion.

81
Great staging, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if If you're a fan of Fiddler and can handle side-titles which divert attention to the wonderful cast, it's great to experience it in Yiddish

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, are visually impaired and can't read translations on the side of the stage, are annoyed not to focus on the cast

76
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Charming, Fluffy, Great singing, Dated, Delightful

See it if if you love old musicals despite dated theme, want charmingly light entertainment, or just want a fun night out

Don't see it if if seeing chauvinistic themes/lyrics overpowers lovely singing and dancing or if you want serious plots/themes

81
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if If the holocaust told in brutal frankness including the moral dilemmas of Jews caught in it is of interest...with lessons for today.

Don't see it if if you want light entertainment or are planning dinner afterward. It's brutality is gut-wrenching.

Also It could use further editing. The continual set changing stalls the mo... Read more Read less

70
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Slow, Entertaining, Dated, Memorable music

See it if If you're a fan of old musicals, accept the Encore style of production (great orchestra, low production values, short run, shorter rehearsal

Don't see it if if you are expecting My Fair Lady or super relevant political commentary, don't like slapstick, want elaborate production.

76
Resonant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if Family drama and dynamics makes for good theater and you don't need to have characters with who you identify

Don't see it if you need fast paced plot and want to root for the characters

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Wonderfully written/acted, broad humor and chronicle of black actors demeaning and determined struggle in Hollywood

Don't see it if a savage portrayal of racism, sexism in early Hollywood that still rings true isn't your cup of tea.

80
Noura
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you care about the country's immigration policies,the challenges of dual identities, family dynamics, want great script

Don't see it if if want resolved plots, don't care about the lives of refugees, don't like family drama, or want a light drama.

85
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if Family drama's appealing, you can stomach spousal abuse, are intrigued by talented siblings acting together.

Don't see it if An hour of emotional brutality before the woman reaches a breaking point is too much to endure

75
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Dark humor, Good ensemble

See it if you want to relive the 60's from current political perspective, enjoy youthful passion, still want to change the world

Don't see it if you appreciate moral ambiguity, have little patience for political dogma and dialectic debate, find young passion indulgent

80
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Enchanting, Disconcerting

See it if see Glen CLose's searing wife up close, Joan of Arc from the mother's view and as a family drama, with modern & traditional dialogue

Don't see it if you want a traditional Joan of Arc experience

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if great cast, absorbing family drama anchored in a passionate political struggle and excellently developed plot

Don't see it if you can't decipher Irish brogue, you've no interest in family drama or the period of "the troubles", can't sit more than 90 minutes

90
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Exceptionally funny and at the same time thought provoking with standout acting by all three actors.

Don't see it if you need a plot to be resolved, don't like humor, aren't interested in the challenges facing publishing

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if If you love great acting, stories based on powerful, demanding women, are interested in theatrical history and appreciate wonderful staging

Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, , don't care about great historical figures of the theater, are threatened/bored/repelled by powerful women

25
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Muddled

See it if If you love Dada art or pseudo-intellectual, self indulgent characters you just might like this production.

Don't see it if you're expecting the same charming production Bedlam did of Sense and Sensibility. This is light years from that engaging show.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Tour de force acting by a single actor embodying more than a dozen characters in a searing drama about the brutality of war an

Don't see it if the gutwrenching brutality of war and its impact on idividuals is of little interest don't see this show.

69
Fairview
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Talented actors, Quirky, Relevant, Cliched

See it if ambitious effort to face issues of race but use of multiple mechanisms to do so is distracting and abrupt.

Don't see it if see further comments below

Also the initial and concluding sections use broad stereotypes; repetition ... Read more Read less

81
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Relevant

See it if if great acting, intense story, relevance to domestic and international fear of "others" and strong stomach for violence are for you

Don't see it if you can't stomach shocking violence, find you have too much hate in the news and don't want to see in the theater, want light romcom

79
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Clever

See it if if you like funny family comedies with great acting and unresolved battle between love of beauty and spiritual love.

Don't see it if if you want a plot that has resolved moral, find family dramas/comedies boring.

80
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great tap dancing, Entertaining, Fun evening

See it if You like Busby Berkeley-type shows with a very talented cast, wonderful hoofing, a silly, fun plot. Also great orchestration.

Don't see it if You need a serious plot and big production value for your musicals.

80
Dutch Masters
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want excellent acting, twisting plot, humor and pathos in discussion of impact of race on relationships and society

Don't see it if You want elaborate production and are uncomfortable with frank discussion of race

90
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Moving, Relevant, Great adaptation, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Encore outdid itself. Great cast & directing, wonderful music, great updating, moving message on the value of all jobs & people who do them

Don't see it if If you want full blown staging, believe that only elite jobs/education and the people who hold them have value, want one linear plot

60
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Pleasant but not great evening, Good singing, Good acting, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if if you want a adequate but not great remake of the movie and can take a fairly inane use of Romeo and Juliet, with good but not great show

Don't see it if you really liked the film and done want to be disappointed by the remake into a musical. New story line is disappointing.

75
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Resonant, Slow, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if the Rwandan genocide is of concern, you enjoy one person shows depicting the impact of a tragedy on a particular person, like hopeful ending

Don't see it if staging with too many overly lengthy transitions to designate time elapse, and underwritten story of a horrific period are dissuade you

85
Great staging, Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Great cast, especially Kelly O'Hara, wonderful Cole Porter music, if you love first rate musicals, First act dips by, second is slower

Don't see it if you hate musicals, don't like some slapstick, are a stickler for Shakespeare with no variations

85
White Noise
East Village
Riveting, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if our continuing struggle with race, racism, and the impact on relationships and society broadly with wrenching dialogue are of interest

Don't see it if you want light subjects, need entertainment, and can't sit through 3 hours of intense drama.

71
During previews
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Musings on the short comings in our constitution/political process are relevant, the excellent 70% is not too diluted by weaker last third

Don't see it if you hate politics, feel the Founding Fathers were infallible, want the arc of a clear linear plot.

Also the bulk of the show is excellent, Molly Ivins-esque, mix between Heid... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Riveting, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you love Shakespeare and want to see masterful acting given a current relevance with a wonderfully diverse cast.

Don't see it if if you're not capable of sitting for 2 hrs without break (first half), are either bored by Shakespeare or have to have it done traditionally

80
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Absorbing, Riveting, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if intense monologues by excellent actors dealing with difficult issues (death/life/family)..some difficult transitions in time in The Life

Don't see it if You need multiple actors and linear plots with full staging or want light, humorous plots

75
State of the Union
East Village
Resonant, Clever staging, Relevant, Some excellent acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like Mr Smith Goes to Washington and The Candidate, hate current politics, want well done story of the 40's with relevance today

Don't see it if if politics bores you, if you need elaborate staging, won't travel to the lower East Side, offended that servant roles are so servile.

80
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Intense, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you like Waiting for Godot, want excellent acting, and care about the impact of apartheid on non-white South Africans

Don't see it if if slow-paced but intense drama is not for you; if you need linear plots and happy endings.

78
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Talented cast, Interesting reimagination

See it if if you love Sondheim music, love musicals, want something that isn't a deep plot

Don't see it if if Sondheim music doesn't leave you humming the music, want something deeper than a story of what becomes of friends from struggling days

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Searing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if if the state of race relations anfd the justice system in America are of interest,excellent acting, thoughtful dialogue, intense drama

Don't see it if if you don't think there are racial problems in this country or are looking for light drama with happy endings

75
Apologia
Midtown W
Cliched, Some good acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like family drama, the challenges of work/life balance, have high tolerance for obsessive, self-absorbed characters.

Don't see it if Rather stereotyped, stylized and self-absorbed characters are annoying to you.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you're a fan of the book or movie you won't be disappointed; as relevant today as when written, could use fewer stage changes. great cast

Don't see it if If you still feel the wrong side won the civil war, find there are two sides to white nationalism, think no one can replace Gregory Peck

65
During previews
Great acting, Laid back, Amusing, Slow

See it if you're part of the "whatever" generation, like stream-of-consciousness poetry/humor, think plot is not necessary, enjoy musings on not much

Don't see it if if need a plot, need to identify with a character, think pointless musings is not great theater.

80
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if a docudrama of the life of an important change agent. An engaging, moving theatrical experience, driving theme with no plot. Great acting.

Don't see it if if a moving insight into the life of a pathbraking feminist is of no interest, if you need strong plot, don't want to be challenged to act

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if if you identify with someone losing memory, if you love great acting, can see the humor and tragedy in family dementia and caretaking

Don't see it if if fear of aging is too frightening to witness on stage, or too distant to be moved by

75
Days to Come
Midtown W
Well staged, Good cast, Relevant

See it if not as current as Sweat on the imbalance of power in society, if moral dilemmas and economic inequality resonate with you, go see it

Don't see it if if union drama and a woman's struggle to define herself in a stultifying marriage aren't for you, don't go see it

80
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Compelling, Great music

See it if excellent adaptation of Bob Dylan music, with an excellent ensemble cast, making Dylan's poetry more accessible & a compelling story

Don't see it if Dylan's music is not your thing, if the 50's in too dated as a context, or you expect a more fulsome plot about race/Klan activities in OK.

90
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Amazing acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if Tour de force acting by a single actor inhabiting the essence of more than a dozen characters in extremely well written, moving drama

Don't see it if If the brutality of war and it's consequences on individuals is of no interest don't spend a searing 80 min with this show

77
Lonesome Blues
Midtown E
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great blues guitar, Relevant

See it if you love early blues and want to experience a great blues icon...with bits of his history.

Don't see it if you are expecting a biography of Jefferson or don't care for early blues music

80
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you don't need much plot and enjoy the reunion of interesting characters and excellent acting. A good take on a NY neighborhood.

Don't see it if If you need strong plot and characters fully resolved to enjoy a play and/or don't want to delve into the life of a NY neighborhood.

85
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy fast-paced, dizzying dialogue remeniscent G&S patter songs , amazing cast, and excellent staging

Don't see it if You have difficulty hearing fast-paced dialogue with frequently obscure references, don’t care about intellectual duals, or need linear plot

80
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Relevant, Powerful

See it if Amazing characterization of a magnificent elephant without costuming. Thoughtful plot development and staging.

Don't see it if Illegal ivory trade and plundering of elephants aren’t of interest.

79
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if The challenges of communication, acceptance of differently abled individuals, and/or politics within the deaf world are of interest to you

Don't see it if none of above is of interest and/or you’re not prepared to intuit significant dialogue in ASL (should have also close captioned that too)