MaryBeth W 6269

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Theater and shoe obsessed!
Reviews (57)
60
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky

See it if you really like weird pirate moments and singing thrown into a story about current cultural issues in America.

Don't see it if you want a clear story that explores cultural issues.

79
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like family drama with great performances and casting (with one exception). Great dialogue and discussion.

Don't see it if you didn't like "The Humans" or I"f I Forget".

85
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dated, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to have look into local 1970s politics with amazing performances by a stellar cast.

Don't see it if you don't like political dramas.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see a really creative and well done production of a classic show. The use of Yiddish makes the show enveloping.

Don't see it if you don't like Fiddler on the Roof.

56
Cliched, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Donna Summer music. It's like a fun music video. The use of some (but not all) women in numerous men's roles was distracting.

Don't see it if you don't love disco!

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie; it's almost a line for line recreation with songs thrown in. Andy Karl is terrific (he's great in everything).

Don't see it if you didn't love the movie.

85
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you liked the movie of the same name. It's a well done adaption with a good cast and fun (if unmemorable) score. Great staging.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie or don't want to be in an audience largely made up of teens and tweens.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like great, singing, acting and dancing done with a thoughtful and timely story and message. Fabulous costumes and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like fun.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You love Bruce Springsteen and want to hear first person stories about his early life

Don't see it if You expect a Springsteen concert or want upbeat stories.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love great acting and a poignant subject.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with the realities of getting older and dealing with family.

75
The Niceties
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want a thought-provoking play about race, privilege and college campuses.

Don't see it if You want characters who are nuanced and open to evolving.

80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You'd like a different perspective on Mean Girls

Don't see it if You hate seeing things through a different lens and culture

69
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Ambitious, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if you like Phillipa Soo and want to see a cute whimsical show without any memorable music.

Don't see it if you want a show that stays with you after you leave the theater.

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want to see great singing, acting with creative staging. Annaleigh Ashford is wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or want a big splashy musical with big dance numbers.

65
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Disappointing, Edgy, Intense, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if You like seeing famous actors in an intimate setting dealing with a heavy topic in an 80s time period.

Don't see it if You don't like listening to stereotypical 80s teen speak dealing with statutory rape.

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a confusing dystopian play in an intimate setting which does generate some interesting post performance discussion

Don't see it if you want a clear story and don't enjoy monologues.

Also The cast is interesting and talented.

90
During previews
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You want to see a well written and well acted family and political drama.

Don't see it if You don't like thought provoking writing and a brilliantly acted play about family and political struggles.

75
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if You like shows that play on Long Island and general suburban nostalgia to entertain. Definitely some funny moments.

Don't see it if If you want something profound. It can be slow at times.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You love Harry Potter and have seen the movies and read the books.

Don't see it if If you're not a huge Harry Potter fan. A lot of inside jokes.

70
Paramour
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if you love Cirque du Soleil.

Don't see it if you want a classic Broadway show with good acting and a thoughtful story.

85
Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are interested in seeing a spectacle with creative staging and a clever twist on War and Peace.

Don't see it if You are looking for a classic Broadway show.

100
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you have a soul! If you love a wonderful musical that is incredibly acted and sung as well as thought-provoking!

Don't see it if you don't like theater.

95
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a thoughtful, well acted show with a riveting performance by Sarah Jones.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an intelligent, thought provoking one woman show.

85
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if If you love great dancing and an entertaining show.

Don't see it if You expect a serious story line. There is amazing dancing and good singing with a loose story line about Cagney's life.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You want to laugh nonstop and enjoy Nick Kroll's humor.

Don't see it if You don't want to have fun.

71
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dated, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a look into a snap shot of the life of young adults in Vietnam era America. Interesting discussions and persectives.

Don't see it if you want a fully thought out play with a clear purpose or message.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Riveting, Enchanting

See it if you love terrific singers and dancers working incredibly hard putting on 90 minutes of amazing performances. Music is great.

Don't see it if you don't like talented performers.

85
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you like a fun, light hearted musical that leaves you with a smile on your face.

Don't see it if you want to see something profound.

70
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you like a Disney type princess show. It was entertaining but not that creative.

Don't see it if you want something innovative or really creative.

77
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you like British humor (and snooker). It is a well written show with a clever twist.

Don't see it if you don't like British humor and have a hard time following along with quick dialogue.

70
Disappointing, Overrated, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you have a child who loved the movie. The staging is disappointing; it reminds me of a theme park production. Female leads are great.

Don't see it if You didn't love the movie and must hear the songs again.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love a classic sweeping musical.

Don't see it if you don't like the movie.

71
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent

See it if You like Michael Birbiglia's stand-up act.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional Broadway show.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You have ever had any interest in Harry Potter.

Don't see it if You don't like to be entertained and amazed.

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love great acting and contemporary topics. What's more important, facts or telling the story.

Don't see it if You want easy answers and a realistic character (Daniel Radcliffe's character became almost cartoonish in his obsession).

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Janet McTeer.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare

65
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you love Marisa Tomei (who is good as she can be with the material) and want to see a play about sex with an unnecessary song and bird.

Don't see it if you want more straight forward material.

78
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy an entertaining period comedy and Kevin Klein who is wonderful!!

Don't see it if you can't sit through a slow first act.

71
Linda
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if You are interested in play dealing with aging and feminist themes. Janie Dee is terrific.

Don't see it if You don't like predictable story lines with an unsatisfying ending.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if you like Once and want to see a musical that celebrates humanity in times of crisis, left the theater with a smile on my face. Excellent!

Don't see it if You are confused by actors playing multiple roles or are expecting flashy dance numbers.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like August Wilson plays and are interested in seeing a well written and acted drama about everyday struggles and conflicts.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas about day-to-day life in the 1970s.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you liked Jersey Boys or a stereotypical gangster story. Nick Cordero is worth seeing.

Don't see it if You didn't like Jersey Boys or the movie version of 'A Bronx Tale'.

70
The Present
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing, Disappointing

See it if You love Cate Blancett and are a Chekhov fan.

Don't see it if You have difficulty keeping track of complicated family relationships and want to stay awake during a painfully slow first act.

83
The Front Page
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy an entertaining play with great acting that gets off to a slow start.

Don't see it if If you don't like plays that are somewhat dated.

72
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You are interested in 50s music and reliving a dated high school prom.

Don't see it if You have high expectations.

79
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy accapella singing and want a cute, entertaining show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep message or something thought-provoking.

75
Vietgone
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy an interesting story of the life of a Vietnamese immigrant told with rap.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy an edgy telling of a story.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you love a thought provoking, well acted show.

Don't see it if you want a 'feel good' show.

95
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love amazing, acting, singing and dancing and a well staged production with Sutton Foster.

Don't see it if You don't like an understated production.

75
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to hear a funny, touching story of a woman's life.

Don't see it if You didn't like 700 Hundred Sundays.