MAUREEN O 7153

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Reviews (53)
90
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Avant-guarde, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy mime-type performances.

Don't see it if you don't like audience participation.

82
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you were a teenage girl, live with a teenage girl, know teenage girl(s).

Don't see it if you cannot stomach (literally and figuratively) graphic violence.

100
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Innovative, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy dance in your musicals, not just the songs.

Don't see it if you are offended by racist characters (Lt. Schrank). Also, use of cinematic effects may distract from stage.

97
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Romantic

See it if You enjoy Tennesee Williams, Marisa Tomei, happy endings.

Don't see it if you don't like Tennessee Williams, stories about widows.

92
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you enjoy musicals with murder.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist. Book is based on Macbeth.

98
Clever, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you wonder about what gets sacrificed to fulfill a dream.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy Motown music.

93
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Arthur Miller, great acting or family dramas.

Don't see it if you have no moral compass.

100
Great singing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you enjoy retro shows with great dancing and singing.

Don't see it if your feminist sensibilities cannot be suspended for the mindset of the plot. Women are adults not children.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Tapestry was the soundtrack of your adolescence.

Don't see it if expect to hear R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

90
Quirky, Great staging, Edgy

See it if you enjoy abstract theater.

Don't see it if you expect resolution.

90
Resonant, Relevant, Clever

See it if you get the social milieu of today's teens.

Don't see it if you are not into social media.

90
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Romantic

See it if you enjoy characters.

Don't see it if you have difficulty understanding accents.

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you would like to know more about Ms. Bernhardt.

Don't see it if you are expecting to see Shakespeare.

90
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to know more about Ms.Summer and/or the music industry.

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

100
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great singing, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy musical theater. I enjoyed it immensely.

Don't see it if you prefer the opera on which this is based.

85
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy dramas based on historical facts. Story takes place in New Orleans on the cusp of America's purchase from France.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate an all-female cast. are squeamish as a "corpse" is on stage, in the background, the entire time.

95
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you want your consciousness expanded. Don't judge, just listen.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy reading while watching a performance.

84
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you want to be provoked into thinking how women's rights in the workplace have been trampled for a long time. It's a boy's club.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained not engaged. No music, no margaritas here. What is loyalty? and to what should we be loyal?

97
Absorbing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy great acting. All the actors were excellent in their roles but special mention must be made for Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield

Don't see it if you are antsy. Parts I and II are 4 hours each. Fortunately, there are two intermissions in each part.

80
During previews
An Ordinary Muslim
East Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to explore what it means to be Muslim/Pakistani in Britain today. It addresses the conflicts of fitting in and standing out.

Don't see it if you don't want to explore religious vs. political issues.

88
Resonant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy good storytelling

Don't see it if you do not enjoy one-person entertaining.

90
The Last Match
Midtown W
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you can make the "sports as life" metaphor.

Don't see it if you cannot make the "sports as life" metaphor.

100
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you think that the criminal justice system needs to be corrected.

Don't see it if you do not like nudity.

91
Romantic, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you just want to be loved.

Don't see it if you are not comfortable with gay themes.

95
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love Bette Midler

Don't see it if you like modern staging.

90
Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like plays set in Army barracks.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it.

86
The Mikado (NYGASP)
Upper E Side
Relevant, Great singing, Clever

See it if you do not mind current political updates to Victoria operettas.

Don't see it if you are a G&S purist.

75
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you enjoyed the movie, or like Disney productions. I was surprised that there was a "naked" kick line. What would Walt have said!

Don't see it if you do not like being around children. There are many in the audience, some of whom come in costume.

95
Resonant, Masterful, Clever

See it if you enjoy Japanese-styled theater. There are two actors for each character; one speaking, one moving.

Don't see it if you don't want to read during performance. Done in Japanese with English super titles.

75
Cliched, Great singing, Clever

See it if You love Steinman's (Meat Loaf) music. Lena Hall is wonderful. The presentation of "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is delightful.

Don't see it if You want originality. Book samples from Peter Pan. Dystopian future, mutants - took a while to absorb. Second act much better than the first

92
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in overcoming obstacles to follow your bliss. Do not need to understand baseball to follow the play.

Don't see it if you are offended by hearing the "n" word.

97
Socrates
East Village
Intelligent, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy Ancient Greek history, philosophy and/or politics.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to vulgar actions.

100
Link Link Circus
Upper E Side
Clever, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if you enjoy Animal Behavioral sciences. Ms. Rossellini is quite enjoyable as is her dog.

Don't see it if you are squeamish about sexual reproduction; if you are not scientifically inclined or don't enjoy science shows.

96
During previews
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a more inclusive Shakespeare and great acting

Don't see it if you prefer your Shakespeare to be very traditional - in set design, costuming, etc.

98
Gatz
Greenwich V
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing

See it if You believe that "The Great Gatsby" is the Great American novel. & if you have a day to commit to it. It lasts nearly 10 hrs (with breaks).

Don't see it if You are not a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The cast reads and interprets The Great Gatsby, so if you know the novel, there are no spoilers.

96
Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like classics and quests for justice.

Don't see it if you don't like the South or hearing the "n" word

100
On Beckett
Chelsea
Delightful, Great acting, Clever, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy Beckett, Godot and/or Irwin.

Don't see it if you don't like lectures or clowning.

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you missed the original.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a kickline.

100
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see the personal sacrifice(s) given for public change.

Don't see it if you don't like the dynamic between mother and her sons.

100
Must see, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy go-gos music, Elizabethan-style plays, and have the beat.

Don't see it if you are offended by transgenders

95
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you enjoy family dynamics. There's love, jealousy, understanding and tolerance. What one generation discards another picks up.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with May/December relationships, or homosexuality.

97
Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Old school Broadway musical, great acting, great singing.

Don't see it if You do not believe in an after-life or enjoy schmaltz.

56
During previews
Confusing, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of English history. Changed costuming from 1st Act to 2nd. Found this confusing as I did not know what time we were in.

Don't see it if you don't want a lecture on God, on women's rights, on one man/one vote, on property rights, on Saxon v Norman.

97
Absorbing, Edgy, Profound

See it if you like dramas about family dynamics and want to learn more about Down Syndrome in an entertaining, non-preachy way.

Don't see it if you don't want to have your consciousness expanded.

94
During previews
Clever, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like pina coladas. No, joking. See it if you enjoy puns, light-hearted & heart-felt theatre and living in the now.

Don't see it if you want something dark and deep.

86
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Ambitious, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you are really into ballet

Don't see it if you don't know much about Ballet Russes.

91
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy Mark Rylance and a cappella music.

Don't see it if do not enjoy historical plays.

100
Thought-provoking, Clever, Great writing

See it if you enjoy family dynamics

Don't see it if you only believe what you can see

87
Mary Jane
East Village
Thought-provoking, Clever, Profound

See it if you have ever been care-giver to a terminal loved one.

Don't see it if you like happy endings.

85
During previews
Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy small theaters and Shakespeare

Don't see it if you cannot sit for 1 hr 45 min without an intermission