MariaValez

New York City

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Reviews (16)
60
During previews
Meh, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you like old classic musicals. It was fine but didn't live up to the memory of the last revival. The direction is bland and unimaginative.

Don't see it if You saw the masterful, definitive revival with the great Brian Stokes Mitchell and the sublime Marin Mazzie because this doesn't compare.

90
Great writing, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you like absorbing dramas, are a fan of the classic book or want to see why Aaron Sorkin is considered the best TV writer of our generation.

Don't see it if You don't like serious, straight plays or don't like theater with nuance and wit.

93
Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Must see

See it if you are a fan of Carey Mulligan. If you like tour de force performances by actors at the top of their game. She is fantastic.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or are triggered by disturbing material.

95
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Masterful, Great choreography

See it if you want a terrific night out. Performers are outstanding - triple threats, particularly the quartet of men. A truly fantastic show. Joyful.

Don't see it if you have no room for joy in your life..

Also I saw the original production of this show on Broadway and I really li... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Intense

See it if you love great acting. Two actresses at the top of their game! See it twice and watch them reverse roles.

Don't see it if you don't like serious straight plays. This is a thoughtful piece that requires some attention span.

60
Great acting, Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see two fantastic actors go at it. Unfortunately, the writing doesn't match the performances. Disappointing script without drama

Don't see it if You are bored easily. This play is 100% exposition.

77
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if You like clever and creative plays. You will have to use your imagination and do a little work.

Don't see it if you are easily bored as it can be slow at times and you crave a lot of dialogue.

53
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Quirky, Original

See it if you are a fan of Circque du Soliel. The elements of their work in the show are stunning. But the theater part is not as good.

Don't see it if you want a strong book musical or circus acts bore you. It is ambitious & the effort is admirable but doesn't work as a traditional musical.

93
Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you want to laugh until your gut hurts. Comedy like this is an art form. Great writing, timing, acting - all around superb.

Don't see it if you are a grumpy curmudgeon who doesn't want joy in your life.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if wonderful show - good, clean fun for fans of all ages. Great music by Sir Andrew LLoyd Webber. Great book by Julian Fellowes of Downton fame

Don't see it if you don't have a heart.

80
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of the Go-Gos. If you want something light and entertaining. It's silly, giddy fun - pure fantasy with a mostly familiar score

Don't see it if you prefer musicals that are more serious in tone or need a book that actually makes sense.

67
Great singing, Disappointing, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of Sondheim. Unfortunately, the lack of pageantry really reveals the weakness of this show.

Don't see it if you don't like scaled down productions. This is bare bones with ugly, street clothes replacing the period costumes.

1
For a previous production
Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid

See it if you want to torture yourself. Unfunny w/probably the worst writing ever put on a stage. I don't think the creator understands what satire is

Don't see it if you value your time or don't want to be hit over the head with unfunny dreck lifted verbatim from the news.

82
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love great writing and serious drama or plays with Jewish themes. This is Paula Vogel's best work.

Don't see it if your attention span is like Trumps and you can't concentrate. The play is beautiful but there are moments that require attention.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like plays that make you think and you want to see something truly innovative in the theater. It's unlike any other show on Broadway.

Don't see it if you have no imagination or don't like plays with big, ambitious ideas. It is on par with what you would see at BAM or LC Fest more than Bway

Also This may not be for everyone but for those of us who love our theater ... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you love parodies, Hamilton or laughing! The best time you will have at a theater all year!

Don't see it if you don't like parody or have no sense of humor. Or don't like going to places with drink minimums.