Mary in Manhattan

Manhattan | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (13)
92
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you want to see great acting with a story of family relationships (especially mother-daughter) and the consequences of hard choices made.

Don't see it if you don't like entering a story in medias res, only like traditional narrative/plot arcs, don't like women or immigrants.

Also I saw Her Portmanteau (which is set 30 years later) before Sojourners ... Read more Read less

94
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in learning about this fascinating (and hopeful) moment in the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Don't see it if you're dogmatic in your views and not open to seeing both sides of this situation.

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you love Sondheim, are ready to fall in love with the beautiful and funny Ms. Ashford, and are open to Gyllenhaal's distinct interpretation.

Don't see it if you'll only be happy with an exact replica of the original Peters/Patinkin version, you're not ready to sob at the end of Act I.

88
Great staging, Enchanting, Great singing, Great dancing, Great costumes

See it if You: appreciate beautiful dancing, singing, and costumes; are ready to cry; are ready for a more mature version than the animated movie

Don't see it if You: are the parent with a young kid who loves the movie (try Disney on Ice -- this is more artful), don't like people playing animals

75
Einstein!
East Village
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to learn more about Einstein, explore the challenges scientific discovery, and watch one man play many roles quite well.

Don't see it if you have zero interest in science/Einstein, you're a stickler for accurate/consistent accents.

90
Refreshing, Intense, Funny, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to hear someone share their darkest moments and deepest struggles in an incredibly intimate, serious but funny, way.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with talk of depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, or would be offended by talking about these things in a humorous way.

65
Indulgent, Quirky, Slow, Great staging, Funny

See it if You know Kroll and Mulaney's work and know you like their humor. You want to see two young white dudes acting like two old white dudes.

Don't see it if You, like me, are not already familiar with these actors. You tire of indulgent vanity projects.

98
Sojourners
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a unique story of immigration, marriage, motherhood, friendship, and personal growth. Beautifully staged and acted.

Don't see it if you are Trumpian in your views of immigrants and women.

Also I saw Her Portmanteau (which is set 30 years later) before Sojourners ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Disappointing

See it if are open to a two-person musical that uses lots of technology (electric violin, sound looping, green screen, video projection).

Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway musical with memorable tunes, big dance numbers, etc.

Also I really enjoyed the story within the story, but the overall show didn... Read more Read less

78
Beardo
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Slow

See it if You: are ready for darkly funny romp through Russian history, are OK with a slow 1st act that pays off with a tighter and funnier 2nd act

Don't see it if You: need catchy songs and clear plots, need a comfy seat and great view (it's an old church, not theater), don't want to schlep to Brooklyn

95
The Object Lesson
East Village
Enchanting, Refreshing, Slow, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You: are willing to go out of the box, appreciate great physical performance, are open to musings on nostalgia memory and time

Don't see it if You: don't like one-man shows, don't like a slow-burn, or want a traditional theater experience (and the comfy seats that come with it)

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Dated

See it if you want to have a laugh, hear great singing, and see some pretty impressive puppetry.

Don't see it if you think jokes that hinge on closeted homosexuality, slut-shaming, and making fun of Asian accents are really not funny any more.

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You care about social justice and the school to prison pipeline, or need to be woke to these issues. You want to see a great actor at work.

Don't see it if You don't like amazing acting, one-(black)-woman shows, or being challenged to think about race in America.