Mary 38

Stamford | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (18)
100
Free, Funny, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if 8 actors bring clear clever fun to a late Victorian picnic setting. Gender reversed casting proves clothes do not make the man. Or the woman

Don't see it if You don't like Oscar Wilde. But it is so delightful it might convince you.

Also This is a laugh out loud fast moving production, and everyone in it is... Read more Read less

95
The Encounter
Midtown W
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to experience great story telling. You must listen and allow your imagination to see all of the amazing places and people.

Don't see it if You want to be shown everything in a visual, linear way, or if you are not entertained by serious and thought-provoking theater.

Also This was a unique experience and McBurney is a tremendous talent. But ... Read more Read less

45
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You think puppets are an appropriate way to express anything. Lots of cheap laughs, off color language. Baffling success for something odd

Don't see it if You expect to remember it after you leave the theater. Intended as satire but not clever enough.

75
Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like Miami Sound Machine and you don't mind serious over amplification. Wonderful music, choreography but deafening sound levels.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more than a predictable happy ending with lots of familiar music.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a uniformly excellent cast in a beautifully staged musical classic. Clever, romantic, funny and touching

Don't see it if Great singing, dancing and comedic timing isn't enough for you

75
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Refreshing

See it if You have read the book, like clever staging, like dancing, and want to see an amazingly talented young woman in the lead and a talented cast

Don't see it if A stage full of dancers bores you, you like serious conflict, or a sentimental ending leaves you cold.

71
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Brilliant in an uneven way

See it if You are interested in Arthur Miller or Ivo Van Hove.

Don't see it if You want something straight forward and unambiguous.

79
Romantic, Masterful, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you love the Rogers & Hammerstein music and Uncle Tom's Cabin ballet. This is beautifully performed but the story now seems slow and awkward

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. The music carries this production and a few surprising stage effects are followed by underwhelming settings

70
During previews
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Original, Quirky

See it if you want to see a fine ensemble of British actors create tension from the Royal family's position after the fictional death of the Queen

Don't see it if you are totally unfamiliar with the British constitution and royalty since you won't care about the crisis between the King and Parliament

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Joys and tragedies of four generations of an Irish family. Be prepared to pay attention. Subtle, rewarding, riveting entertainment.

Don't see it if Strong accents and some actors are more difficult to hear than others. Playing time is more than three hours but fast moving. Not a musical.

70
Entertaining, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you want to see some lovely work by Danny Burstein and excellent dancing, but the large theater makes the story feel remote.

Don't see it if You think Zero Mostel was the ideal Tevye. Burstein gives this character more humanity and has a much better singing voice.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You enjoy watching a small, talented group of actors breathe new life into words you thought you knew; Iwuji and Pearce are enthralling.

Don't see it if You are bothered by condensed and minimally staged Shakespeare. This is straight-forward but enthralling.

99
Macbeth3
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Intense, Original, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if Taut Shakespeare adaptation works on every level. Perfect gender blended casting becomes invisible. Small theater, intense experience.

Don't see it if You don't know Macbeth at all, or you want everything to be predictable.

95
Thought-provoking, Original

See it if You are prepared to see a family portrayed with sensitivity and real emotion, facing the trials of growing up misunderstood

Don't see it if You want something fluffy and diverting. There is real power in this production.

80
Nice Fish
Brooklyn
Unique, well acted, thought provoking

See it if You like Mark Rylance: he does not disappoint. If you want to see clever staging. If you can tolerate prose poetry as non-linear drama.

Don't see it if You are looking for customary dramatic development. If you can't just relax and enjoy wildly different live entertainment. If you don't have

50
Old Times
Midtown W
Confusing, Great writing, Misguided

See it if you like Pinter. The story is complex and provoking but the setting and music are wrong for the piece and the actors seem lost

Don't see it if you want a straightforward plot. Pinter loves ambiguity: you will hate the lack of clarity about what is happening and happened in the past

68
Clever, Ambitious, Disappointing, Original, Great staging

See it if clever staging makes you forget that there isn't any character development. Extraordinary production, fine acting but no emotional content

Don't see it if Strobe lights and loud sounds disturb you. The story is from an autistic youth's point of view so high level of energy and lighting effects

85
Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love great choreography by ballet-trained dancers. A thin storyline hardly matters with a beautiful physical production, Gershwin music

Don't see it if you are impatient with musicals. There is a lot of music and fully staged dancing.