Marcia 7150

The Bronx | 65+ | Female
About:  I am (or have been!) an actress, a storyteller, an arts-in-education administrator, a singer, a recording artist, and author, and a cantor. I've lived in New York since 1975, and I've been a theatre-goer since I was 7 years old and my parents took me to my first Broadway play, My Fair Lady. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (25)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love rock music and rock musicals. More like a revue, less like a play.

Don't see it if you prefer heavily plotted plays.

Funny, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if If you like to be challenged. If you can hold more than one idea in your head at a time - if you can embrace contradictions.

Don't see it if Nudity or racial language bothers you. Don't see if you want uncomplicated entertainment.

Also This is a play that I actually want to read! Because I left the theate... Read more Read less

Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the laws that make up our Constitutional system - and why they don't work for so many people! Also, it's just fun!

Don't see it if if you don't like one-woman shows (though there is a 2nd person, and the last fifteen minutes are fabulous! If you don't want to think.

Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great singing, Confusing, Clever

See it if you love Sondheim. There is exquisite music, beautifully sung. The acting is fine, but the set and staging are confused and confusing.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to do the work of going backward in time. confused, useless set. The play could have used careful editing.

Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you want to see Glenda Jackson, and you missed 3 Tall Women - as I did - then I guess it's worth a go. She's intense and amazing.

Don't see it if This production is a hot mess. A deaf actor and signer - for no reason and to no effect - a muddle of styles.

Absorbing, Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love adult drama, thoughtful characters, a very new take on a story we all know (or think we know).

Don't see it if You aren't willing to stick with dialogue and situations that are complex.

Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Dated

See it if you like big, classic Broadway musicals, lots of magic, huge chorus

Don't see it if You want anything edgy, thoughtful, intimate. Wicked is, by now, something of a cliche.

Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You absolutely love John Lithgow

Don't see it if You really love honest storytelling.

Also This was fussy and self-indulgent, and not the kind of storytelling th... Read more Read less

Profound, Riveting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like enthralling, meaningful plays about historical events. See it if you want a transformative theatrical experience.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light, fun, easy-going evening. If you don't like musicals that deal with emotional subjects.

Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great staging, Profound

See it if You are interested in Yiddish theatre, the Holocaust, Sholom Asch. See if you like intense, but entertaining plays. Some music and dance.

Don't see it if If you are confused by actors changing characters, or if you need a clear story line. Some of this play is non-representational.

Also This play has been touted as being about a lesbian kiss (in 1920's), a... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if If you like complex, disfunctional family drama, if you like drama that mixes with humor, and surprise endings.

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward stories. This is not a typical anything!

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you love word-play, witty, intricate lyrics. The music is not exclusively hip-hop, and there are lovely melodies.

Don't see it if You love the traditional Broadway musical - plot-driven, boy-meets-girl, cute, pleasant. This is a more intense experience.

Clever, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if See it if you are up for immersive, fantastical theatre! Don't worry about Tolstoy!

Don't see it if Not for someone who needs a clear, easy to follow story. This is not 'linear' theatre, it's experiential.

Great staging, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if If you like thought-provoking musicals, shows that hint at modern political commentary. Some singing was a little disappointing. Dark!

Don't see it if If you want flat-out entertainment, something bright and bouncy, this isn't for you!

Hannah Senesh
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You don't know about Hannah Senesh, or if you don't know about the WW II resistance/Jewish fighters. Interesting biographical material.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in Jewish heroes, or if you don't like one-person shows. The actress is great, but it's still just her.

Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if (This is NYC)If you love traditional, big, splashy Broadway musicals. A real overture and a real entre acte. Great dancing!

Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy or thought-provoking. Also, it's a little over-miced, so don't go with a headache! It's 30 min too long.

Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You love musicals! This is the best production of Fiddler I've seen in a very long time, and I've seen many. Don't be afraid of the Yiddish

Don't see it if You never liked Fiddler in the first place. It's a long play.

Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Indulgent

See it if You haven't seen the movie, or if you like multi-media staging.

Don't see it if You have fond memories of the movie. This version does not improve on the original.

Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to know what goes on in the mind of a great actress, the thought processes of creating a character, of illuminating a great text.

Don't see it if you don't love words! This is a play of words and ideas, and although there are many very funny moments, it's essentially about language.

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like an emotional, insightful exploration of teens, emotions, and the need to connect with human values and feelings.

Don't see it if you only like typical, happy musicals that are fantasy. DEH is about how we are essentially alone, how we need to reach out to each other.

During previews
Quirky, Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like thoughtful, quiet shows with interesting characters. The singing is OK, but this is really a character piece.

Don't see it if You like big, classic Broadway musicals. None of the performances are traditional Broadway fare.

Ambitious, Clever, Cliched, Uneven

See it if You want a cute, 'don't-think' musical show that is trying to be topical. The performers invest it with more energy than it deserves.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate foul-language - of which there is a lot - satire or jokes at everyone's expense.

Also I think this is trying to be Capital Steps, but it simply isn't clever... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see early August Wilson. This play doesn't have the mastery of later works, but it's very cool to see how the saga began.

Don't see it if you don't like Arthur Miller. Really, this play is more like Miller than anything else. The conflicts are personal not epic.

Also I thought it was interesting to see the evolution of Wilson as a playw... Read more Read less

Great singing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Intense

See it if You like the kind of "through-sung" drama made famous by this team (Phantom, Les Mis & Saigon). See if you missed the 1991 version!

Don't see it if You like your musicals with happy endings and a big, ensemble finish! Not for people who like a tight 90 minute show tied with a ribbon.

Disappointing, Dated, Overrated, Great acting

See it if You never saw Little Foxes. It was interesting to see Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon rotate the two lead parts.

Don't see it if You know the play. It just didn't have the bite i remember from when i first saw it (maybe in the 1980's), and the staging was uninspired.