Marilyn 22

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female
About:  I'm a children's book writer who loves the theater, especially great musicals.
Reviews (111)
For a previous production
Enchanting, Great acting, Refreshing, Wistful

See it if You enjoy fresh, unique musicals with a very good score and excellent performances.

Don't see it if You want something fast-paced with an ending that ties up everything neatly.

Also I pretty much love everything Tony Shalhoub is in and David Yazbek com... Read more Read less

Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Want to spend another rich, satisfying, poignant, yet often humorous evening with the Gabriels and you like great writing and acting.

Don't see it if You don't like quiet plays to which you have to listen and pay attention.

For a previous production
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You don't know much about the travails of the working class and want to learn more.

Don't see it if You want real insight into those travails through original story-telling and well-developed characters.

During previews
East Village
Dated, Overrated, Disappointing, Good acting, Empty

See it if If you want to see a famous play that was deemed edgy when it opened. If you like good acting.

Don't see it if If you want to care about the protagonist. If you want a play that has something resonant to say and not the facade of resonance.

Also I rarely post about things I don't care for, but this play irritated m... Read more Read less

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fabulous dancing

See it if You love shows based on fun movie musicals and adore great dancing and singing.

Don't see it if You hate tap dancing, old-fashioned plots, and Irving Berlin.

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if Pretty much everyone.

Don't see it if You hate rap.

The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Funny, Imbalanced

See it if You want to see a classic with a talented ensemble.

Don't see it if You want to see a production that balances the humor and bite of said classic.

Also Although some people found the first act boring, I didn't. I enjoyed t... Read more Read less

During previews
Party People
East Village
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great singing, Long

See it if You want to see a fascinating and edgy piece of history about the Black Panthers and Young Lords.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a long and sometimes tricky to follow piece.

Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Like me, you're a sucker for excellent close-up magic performed by an engaging storyteller.

Don't see it if You're a cynic and/or you don't enjoy being fooled.

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if If you like thoughtful Chekhovian family plays with great acting.

Don't see it if If you want obvious, cliched dysfunctional family dramas and you don't like to listen closely.

Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if If you love innovative theatre with great acting.

Don't see it if If you love a proscenium stage.