Marjorie 6130

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (59)
79
During previews
Slow, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you like large production numbers with good dancers.Performances by Julie Halston, Andy G, Michael McGrath and Sarah Stiles add needed life.

Don't see it if you find that 'message'shows become dull very quickly.Don't want to wait until the 2nd Act for a show to get interesting.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in Irish history, love to see great acting in a brilliantly written play by Sean O'Casey.Both humor and tragedy interact.

Don't see it if you have a lot of trouble understanding Irish accents. Not interested in dramatic plays. Prefer to avoid historical drama.

79
During previews
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you are a Janet McTeer fan, interested in knowing more about Sarah Bernhardt. Love beautiful staging.

Don't see it if you expect to see scenes from Hamlet performed well by Janet McTeer.Want to see a play that's inspiring and well acted.Big disappointment

80
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see how Richard Nelson brings Checkov's Vanya performed by Jay O Sanders to 2018. Be aware of those left behind.

Don't see it if you like plays with lots of action and not much talk.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you want to try an adorable, diverse, modern musical version of 12th night. Nikki James,Shuler Hensley,Shaina Taub composer/actor excel.

Don't see it if you like a traditional version of 12th Night not the 90 minute clever highlights musical version being performed in the Park.

77
Clever, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you would enjoy very talented actor/singers doing a fun/silly wild west adaptation of Shakespeare's problem play Measure for Measure.

Don't see it if you get irritated by adaptations of Shakespeare's plays that are dumbed down to unrecognizable versions of the original. A well done cartoon

92
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you love musicals with wonderful songs and lyrics. Acted and song beautifully by cast. Left feeling up lifted. Great staging.

Don't see it if you prefer action packed rock shows. Prefer very loud music. Don't think it's a song unless it's belted out.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Intense

See it if you want to see great acting and a play about a deeply flawed woman who is a survivor. 2nd act is brilliant.Glenda Jackson will win the Tony

Don't see it if you prefer a clear story line. Want a light comedy. Prefer leaving the theater without having to think about the play.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see great acting, original staging and an extremely intense presentation of a woman obsessed with her need to have a child.

Don't see it if you would find a downward spiraling psychological drama too upsetting to watch.

49
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you are fans of any of the actors involved. Marsha Mason, Marin Mazzie, Douglas Hodge and John Glover. They try their best.

Don't see it if you'd expect an interesting play about Diaghilev. There must be more to him than his fascination for beautiful young male ballet dancers.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny

See it if you have ever been at a meeting with people who prefer everything to remain the same forever and ever. Funny, touching and sad. Great acting

Don't see it if you find realistic human interaction extremely boring.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if the stresses on today's teenage girls interest you Their funny and sad attempts to make sense of the world past/present is absorbing.

Don't see it if you don't give a darn about what a team of young ambitious, athletic girls think, feel or do. Have trouble understanding non linear theater.

70
During previews
Funny, Quirky, Intelligent, Clever, Slow

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare's comedies and don't mind if it's read more than acted. More clever than enjoyable or engrossing. First hour drags.

Don't see it if you don't want to or can't sit for 2hrs and 15minutes without an intermission. Want to see more acting than reading of Shakespeare.

69
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy self help books and sincere lists of how to deal in a positive way with very sad situations.

Don't see it if 85 non stops humorless minutes of instructions on the right way to handle troubles is not how you want to spend your time in the theater.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see excellent acting Dunagan & Friedman. The relationship of an angry son who cares for increasingly demented mother.

Don't see it if you've seen enough plays about old people falling apart. Have problems with 100 minutes no intermission.Attempts at humor that rarely work.

70
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if You're an Oscar Isaac fan. And want to see him try his best to do insane Hamlet in underpants. Also,Peter Friedman funny as grave digger.

Don't see it if you expect to see an understandable Hamlet. Or, if you've never seen Hamlet. For me neither moving nor involving.

81
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like British parlor comedies from the pre depression era that are acted perfectly.Lovely costumes and set. Written by JB Priestly

Don't see it if hate tv shows like Downton Abby. Can't understand British accents. Want to see shows that are gritty. Prefer grunts to complete sentences.

97
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love the great Bette Midler, a beautiful set, terrific dance numbers and David Hyde Pierce in a terrific performance as Horace.An event.

Don't see it if the roar of an hysterically happy audience will hurt you ears (try ear plugs). Cannot abide non traditional performer in one role.

92
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you love Cole Porter's lyrics and music. Enjoy extremely talented actors sing, dance and act. Enjoy great production number.

Don't see it if old shows don't interest you.

79
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like very broad English slapstick comedy done perfectly. Depends on your sense of humor.

Don't see it if you don't find physical, non sensical comedy funny.

78
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You're interested in faith, family and independence. A peek at a conservative Nebraska family that some might find illuminating.

Don't see it if If you're not interested in a story about a middle class man from the mid-west with a crisis in faith. More fairy tale than moral tale.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Clever

See it if An interesting premise, but I'm not sure it's knots are tightly tied.

Don't see it if It's the usual staccato Mamet speech. Some good acting and the usual weaknesses of Rebecca Pidgeon. Clever by half.

81
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if you're interested in a discussion of the gradual acceptance of cruelty in our lives. How far will we go to live in Utopia?

Don't see it if you want to only see escapist theater of the Disney variety.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You love to see the amazing actors Sutton Foster and Shuller Hensley at their best. Great acting, dancing & singing.Wonderful songs/lyrics.

Don't see it if you want to see musicals on a large stage with lots of scenery. Don't like to see some actors play a couple of different roles.

94
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see the best ensemble acting of the season-Rannells, Borle and Block. Intensely moving theater with some humor thrown in.

Don't see it if You prefer to forget the awfully sad problems in the late 70s and 80s associated with the sexual revolution of the time.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're interested in black/white southern relations in the early 20th century. Surprisingly relevant in today's politics. Superb acting.

Don't see it if Uninterested in plays with racial justice as it's main theme.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if You really, really like AR Gurney and haven’t seen his one act plays.

Don't see it if You don’t like one act plays that seem to go on way too long. I saw the first preview. Maybe performances will improve with practice&pacing.

69
Disappointing, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if you like colorful costumes, staging and loud music. Good performances from Orfeh and Allison Blackwell who sings an aria from La Traviata.

Don't see it if the above mentioned two minor character parts aren't enough to see you through 2 1/2 hrs of a loud unpleasant,unmusical, poorly written show

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Resonant, Great staging

See it if you would like to see Fiddler performed in the language spoken by the people portrayed. Dancing, singing and acting very moving to many.

Don't see it if you don't like the music or subject of Fiddler on the Roof in any form. Would feel uncomfortable reading Yiddish translation.

79
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You want to see good actors perform the first revival since 1943 of the Hammerstein/Bizet version of Carmen Jones

Don't see it if you really love the opera Carmen and can't get beyond the changed story,poor lyrics and over mic'd singing of Carmen Jones

90
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you would like to see a non preachy play that addresses some of today's major ethical and social issues Very fine ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you like action packed plots with clear messages regarding right and wrong. Only want to see a show with lots of sound and light effects.

79
During previews
Clever, Confusing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you have no trouble understand monologues spoken exceedingly quickly with a strong British accent. I'm sure it's brilliant. Read it first

Don't see it if Prefer a straight line story and are not familiar with the historical figures involved in the play.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if See the performance of the year-Andrew Garfield in Kushner's brilliant play about the Aids epidemic with sadness, fantasy & humor.

Don't see it if you don't want to deal with this difficult subject. Don't want to spend your time at 2 long performances.

73
During previews
Ambitious, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in the optimism and hope of the prewar Zionist movement. Then the sadness post WWII.

Don't see it if you don't like characters in a play making speeches rather than talking to each other. Well intentioned but lacking in drama.

79
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you would never miss anything performed by the great Mark Rylance. Enjoy the interesting sound of Handel counter tenor singing.

Don't see it if dislike modern expletives used in 18th century language and no interest in castrato Farinelli's relationship with King Philip of Spain

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a thoughtful play about our nuclear age. Very well acted by 3 excellent well known English actors.

Don't see it if you really want to see light plays about fun topics.

73
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You're interested in the beginnings of the Public Theater. Really enjoy plays by Richard Nelson. Love the exchange of ideas on stage.

Don't see it if you find Nelson plays with actors talking at a dining room table boring. Want lots of action. Uninterested in Joe Papp or the Public Theater

81
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a complicated play that concerns a family's choices and how they deal with the results of those choices. Good to very good acting.

Don't see it if you can't stand British drama. Don't want to think when you go to the theater.Have trouble hearing and don't want to get a headset.

81
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in how two creative geniuses-Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky-worked together(or not) on Disney's film Fantasia.Good acting

Don't see it if you have no interest in or knowledge of Stravinsky's music.Not curious how an ex-pat from Russia could end up in Hollywood.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a liberal or an open minded conservative. Michael Moore has a fascinating personal story that few know.Every minute interesting.

Don't see it if you're a Trump supporter who firmly believes in his 'fake news' theory. Can't stand Michael Moore's progressive philosophy.

70
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you love Horton Foote's writing. Have never seen this play. Want to be sure you have a chance to see it performed.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for the quality the presentation of his plays. This is rather disappointing in the acting and direction.

79
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Pacific Overtures and are interested in how John Doyle can scale it down to 90 minutes with an excellent all Asian company.

Don't see it if you loved the original and don't like changes from a visually beautiful production to modern dress, bare set requiring lots of imagination

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see great actresses Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon perform very meaty roles. Done in rotation. Both are excellent.

Don't see it if don't like family dramas where avarice plays a significant role.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a masterclass of great acting. Beautifully written memory play by Tennessee Williams. Thought provoking family drama.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist and only want to see the play as previously performed.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an inspiring show about the best of human behavior during a dire situation.Excellent staging,performances and direction

Don't see it if Don't like loud non stop Celtic style music. Can't bare to remember the horror of 9/11. Don't want to rehash an individual character's life

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy seeing great actors work brilliantly in a play full of incite and humanity.Each character an individual you feel you now know

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accented speech. There's a rhythm that might take a little time to get used to.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see excellent actors working on a powerful script.Like thought provoking family dramas.See Danny DeVito's B'dway debut.

Don't see it if you're sick and tired of dysfunctional family feuds. Get annoyed by Arthur Miller's speeches about family responsibility and social justice.

88
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to see a beautifully performed, charming and hopeful musical about human interactions.

Don't see it if You are offended by the thought that an Egyptian band and a town of lonely Israelis could possibly get along.

79
For a previous production
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in social issues related to working class opportunities in the U.S. Highly dramatic. with excellent acting

Don't see it if you want light entertainment. Prefer to spend your time at a musical. Don't want to think about serious issues when you go to the theater.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like a fast paced comedy about reporters pre internet. Some hilarious scenes and some fall flat. Seeing Lane and Mays on stage worth it.

Don't see it if you find actors screaming over one another unpleasant.A miscast, unfunny love interest.Can't wait for Nathan Lane to arrive end of 2nd Act.