Marilyn 4

Brooklyn | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (135)
85
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a well acted gritty family drama set in 1957 Chicago

Don't see it if You are easily offended by profanity, wanted to see a musical, comedy or romance

89
Mirrors
East Village
Great singing, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a thought-provoking play about the black experience that addresses homosexuality, discrimination and dealing with grief

Don't see it if You would be offended by a play that depicts lesbian love, don't want to hear about grief or don't want to see an all black cast

82
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Good acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to see a production of Dracula that has comedic elements

Don't see it if You want to see a classic dramatic version of Dracula, dislike comedies, or wanted to see a musical or one person show.

95
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an intelligent script brought to life by an excellent cast with mix of well known actors & newbies or if you liked 1984 film

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy, romance or musical or would be upset at seeing an all Male cast, or have no interest in military life in 1940s

Also One of the best dramas I've seen on Broadway in a while. David Alan Gr... Read more Read less

75
Relevant, Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like funny musicals or enjoyed the movie

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor or are offended by profanity

Also Was okay. Liked the movie version better.

79
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You are a baby boomer or are interested in American and Canadian culture between 1945-1969

Don't see it if You are not interested in historic content about the USA and/or Canada, or dislike one man shows

Also Act 1 to me dragged a bit, but I enjoyed, and as a baby boomer, relate... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Gospel of John
East Village
Great recitation, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if You are religious or are interested in the book of John in the Bible, or enjoy one man performances

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a traditional play or musical, want to see a lavish production or don't like the Bible

70
Beautiful set, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well acted drama that touches on grief in a family, or want to see a Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy or musical, or are not interested in family drama addressing the loss of an adult child

79
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You'd appreciate a musical drama that addresses issues of race in the African American community and don't mind a small cast and simple set.

Don't see it if You want to see a lavish production w/big cast & fancy set, don't want to listen to monologues in song or not interested in race issues.

85
All My Fathers
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You appreciate a well written, well acted drama that touches on dementia and family secrets and conflicts

Don't see it if You want to see a lavish production with a big cast, or want to see a comedy or musical. Also don't see if you are offended by profanity.

69
jazz singer
Lower E Side
Confusing, Overrated, Good singing

See it if You enjoy learning more about history of the 1927 film The Jazz Singer and don't care about a linear plot

Don't see it if You aren't interested in jazz or the movie The Jazz Singer and want to see a play with a traditional, linear style.

95
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy rock music from the 80s and wouldn't be offended by some risque, raunchy bits

Don't see it if You dislike rock music or want to see a drama or are offended by profanity and sexual innuendo or raunchiness.

Also The entire cast was outstanding. They all sang and acted so well I cou... Read more Read less

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

See it if You want to see a well written autobiographical drama performed by 2 gifted actors or you want a new perspective about an infamous prison

Don't see it if You're offended by profanity and sexual innuendo or want lively entertainment in the form of a musical or comedy.

Also Hope this play moves to a theater that is handicap accessible. 2 fligh... Read more Read less

68
Hannah Senesh
Financial
Sad, Slow, Great singing

See it if You are open to seeing a one woman biographical drama about a heroic young Jewish woman during WWII.

Don't see it if You can't handle or are not interested in hearing about wartime prison torture, or want to see a musical, romance or comedy

79
During previews
Relevant, Good acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well acted play based on an African American literary classic that depicts the ugliness of racism

Don't see it if You wanted to see a comedy, musical romance or light hearted play or are easily offended by profanity or use of the n-word

60
Creative, Quirky, Funny, Good singing

See it if You appreciate the creativity of improvisational theater

Don't see it if You dislike improv or wanted to see a drama or a musical with familiar songs with a fancy set

75
The Bigot
Midtown W
Good acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy plays with a character who is prejudiced against gays and other ethnic groups - somewhat like Archie Bunker

Don't see it if You are homophobic or prejudiced against different races and religions, or expect a lavish production

92
Funny, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Cher or want to learn more about her life story, or just enjoy entertaining musical theater

Don't see it if You are not a Cher fan, don't want to see a lavish production or are easily offended by some profanity

79
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Refreshing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a well-acted humorous spin on the Jekyll and Hyde story.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical, a lavish production or you don't care about the theme of good vs. evil in a play.

65
During previews
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Oscar Hammerstein's show tunes, enjoy music revues, and don't want to see a play with a storyline.

Don't see it if You dislike Oscar Hammerstein's show tunes, or not interested in musicals, or prefer to see a play with a cohesive storyline.

Also My view was obstructed so barely could see hologram used depicting Ham... Read more Read less

69
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Good acting

See it if You are familiar and enjoy Brecht's plays or want to see a modernized drama about life of Galileo

Don't see it if You want to see a musical, lavish production, dislike Brecht's work or have no interest at all about Galileo's controversies.

85
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You're not offended by some profanity and enjoy contemporary musicals with a storyline dealing with processing grief

Don't see it if You're offended by profanity, or dislike musicals

75
Good acting, Thought-provoking, Good staging

See it if You are interested in a realistic dramedy dealing with the subject of Alzheimer's.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity, or are not interested or unable to deal with the topic of Alzheimer's.

75
Good acting, Funny, Slow

See it if You are or were a Freddie Prinze fan, enjoy one-man shows, or want to learn more about Freddie Prinze.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical or play with many actors, want to see a lavish production or are offended by profanity.

Also The play was an hour and 45 minutes with no intermission: too long!

69
During previews
Rat Pack Undead
Midtown E
Good singing, Funny, Cliched

See it if You are a fan of the Rat Pack minus Bishop & Lawford and enjoy comic variations on lyrics of Sinatra's songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the Rat Pack, or want to see a scripted play or musical.

78
Thought-provoking, Good acting, Good writing

See it if You like one-person shows about black experience with the criminal justice system

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows, are easily offended by profanity or have no interest in black experience with the criminal justice system.

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Good writing, Good acting, Ambitious

See it if You like one-person show that addresses issues in America's prison system

Don't see it if You dislike one-person shows, are easily offended by profanity or wanted to see a lavish production or musical.

85
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy good musicals with some comedy and romance and also historic content about the Molly Brown and the Titanic

Don't see it if You expect this show to be exactly like movie version or if you want to see a one person show or play set in modern times.

75
Intelligent, Slow, Great singing

See it if You are interested in the life and/or work of Stephen Sondheim, or appreciate seeing a music revue with great singers

Don't see it if You don't like Stephen Sondheim's music, not interested in his life, dislike revues, or wanted to see a drama or comedy.

Also Was slow in parts but the singing was excellent and enjoyed seeing foo... Read more Read less

85
Relevant, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well-acted two-hander that has drama and humor and addresses family issues such as dementia and aging parents.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical or a large cast, or are easily offended by profanity.

Also Len Cariou was amazing and riveting to watch. Also the dialogue was cl... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You are interested in the lives and friendship of Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland, or if you like musicals and one woman shows.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Deanna Durbin and/or Judy Garland, dislike one woman shows, dislike musicals or prefer to see a lavish production.

75
Raunchy, Great singing, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the movie Love Actually, enjoy musicals or parodies and just want to laugh

Don't see it if You are not interested in a parody of the movie Love Actually, are offended by some profanity and sexual innuendo, or dislike musicals.

Also Not a must, but it's helpful if you've seen the movie Love Actually an... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Reparations
Brooklyn
Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a well acted, well written drama that addresses the timely topic of the effects of sexual abuse.

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy, musical or do not want to see a play addressing the topic of sexual abuse or are offended by some profanity.

80
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a drama about the love of music 2 African American brothers share, & the politics and religion that separates them

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy or musical, not interested in jazz, politics and religion or easily offended by profanity

90
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in seeing an outstanding, detailed musical about the life of Tina Turner

Don't see it if You're not interested in Tina Turner's, don't like her songs, wanted to see a drama or are easily offended by profanity

Also The entire cast is talented. I predict a Tony nomination for Adrienne ... Read more Read less

85
Stomp
East Village
Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see an entertaining innovative show without a storyline or dialogue that is family friendly.

Don't see it if You prefer seeing a play that has a specific storyline and dialogue, or want a calm, quiet show. Stomp is loud at times.

88
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well-acted, well-written thought provoking play, and you have some knowledge about Othello

Don't see it if You have no knowledge or interest in Othello or Shakespearean theater, offended by profanity, or want to see a romance, comedy or musical

79
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Good acting, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in a well-acted drama about conflicts & issues within a contemporary dysfunctional family

Don't see it if You are expecting a comedy or musical, not interested in family drama or would be uncomfortable with some profanity and nudity.

75
Patience
East Village
Slow, Ambitious, Good writing, Good acting

See it if You want to see a well-acted drama with an all black cast with a simple set

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a lavish production, a musical or comedy or if you are homophobic or offended by profanity.

60
Imminently Yours
East Village
Disappointing, Talky, Good writing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see a staged reading of a drama dealing with the African American experience and interaction with the government and property.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lavish production, a comedy or musical.

Also I was appalled and disappointed to see 2 of the actors with notebooks ... Read more Read less

92
Great music, Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy seeing skilled acrobats and jugglers, love to be entertained and don't mind a non-traditional circus.

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional circus with clowns in make-up and trained animals. Neither are featured in this circus.

Also Wonderful family-friendly show! I thoroughly enjoyed this circus. Brav... Read more Read less

88
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the movie Tootsie or would enjoy a comedic musical with some romantic elements.

Don't see it if You expect to see a drama, hate comedies or are easily offended by profanity

Also I can see why Santino Fontana was nominated for a Tony Award. He was t... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a well-written, well-acted one-woman play about class differences among blacks.

Don't see it if You dislike one-woman shows, prefer musicals or want to see a play with lots of physical action. Also skip if offended by F-word profanity

79
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are interested in s well-acted play based on true story of genocide in Rwanda or if you like one-woman plays

Don't see it if You dislike one-woman shows, want to see a comedy or musical. Also don"t see if you can't handle hearing true story of genocide in Rwanda.

79
Looking for Leroy
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are familiar with and/or a fan of LeRoi Jones or are interested in black theater

Don't see it if You dislike playwright LeRoi Jones or his work, or have no interest in black theater or easily offended by profanity

75
During previews
Random Acts
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Good writing

See it if You'd appreciate a well-acted one-woman drama that touches on civil rights issues in the 60s.

Don't see it if You dislike one-woman shows, want to see a lavish production with a fancy set, or have no interest in the issue of civil rights in the 60s.

Also I found Renata Hinrichs to be a very charismatic, gifted actor. Very i... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Behind the Sheet
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in a drama loosely based on true events that deals with the issue of medical racism

Don't see it if You want to see a musical, comedy or a lavish production or if you have no interest in medical drama

79
Fireflies
Chelsea
Great acting, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if You are interested in a romantic drama with a backdrop of racial unrest in 1963.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a romantic drama, with civil rights issues particularly in the 1960s, or wanted to see a musical or a comedy.

75
Dated, Slow, Great staging, Good acting

See it if You are a Tennessee Williams fan who would enjoy a tragi-comedic play with a talented, but small, all-female cast.

Don't see it if You don't like Tennessee Williams, or want to see a lavish or fast-paced production with a large cast or see a musical.

79
During previews
The Book of Merman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Clever

See it if You're familiar with or fond of Ethel Merman, or if you enjoy a funny musical and aren't offended by some profanity & sexual innuendo.

Don't see it if You dislike Ethel Merman, are homophobic, offended by some profanity, dislike comedies or want to see a lavish musical production.