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Washington, D.C. | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (29)
78
For a previous production
Fun, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you'd like a fun, funny night. It has loads of laughs and encourages the audience to play along. It is a well done, clever, enjoyable play.

Don't see it if you need a 4th wall. The audience jumped right in. It does get a little muddy in the 2nd act but it is just fun, do not expect any more.

85
Ambitious, Refreshing, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you enjoy an innovative musical. It pushes boundaries brilliantly. It should not be closing, it is a must-see for everyone who likes theater

Don't see it if you need a 4th wall. It is immersive and the action occurs all around.

92
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like riveting, fascinating, edge-of-your-seat theater. It is a brilliant adaptation and the direction, design, and actors are all great.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, light plays. This is challenging, in all the right ways.

91
Indecent
Midtown W
Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you love riveting, emotional, resonant theater. This is about what it is to be human, to tell your story when nobody wants you to be honest.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being challenged in the theater. It asks you to speak up and defend others people's right to be free and open.

97
Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see the perfect musical to reaffirm your faith in humanity. It's beautiful, heart-warming and uplifting.

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

62
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Disappointing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see Reed Birney. He is exquisite. His journey is riveting and thought-provoking. His part is well acted and written.

Don't see it if you expect great writing and acting. The daughter was poorly written and the wife was not as complex as Reed. I was disappointed overall.

85
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy an entertaining, funny evening that has great acting and beautiful costumes in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if you need all of your theater to push boundaries and discuss topical issues.

80
The Humans
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you like to relate to the characters. It is a quiet play about a family. Everyone can relate to their interactions. We see our fears/hopes.

Don't see it if you want action and clear answers at the end. This is a play about people living their lives. It is quiet and beautifully acted.

70
Dizzying, Confusing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you want to be pushed emotionally and intellectually. It pushed the envelope and one needs to follow before judging.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or set in your ways. It makes you think. There is nudity and violence and it can be tough to watch at times.

Also I didn't like it when I left the theater. But the more I thought about... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You like Shakespeare that is relevant with great acting in a terrific setting. This production fixed many difficult parts of the plot.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or Shakespeare that is not staged traditionally. This is set in a modern setting.

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Great staging, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you want to see the musical that changed musicals. Great music and staging. A first of its kind and still great fun. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if you prefer sunny musicals. This one is darker but has all the elements of a great musical.

92
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Great staging, Original, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love your musicals with a lot of heart. It is very funny and touching and brilliantly staged. It is not just for kids.

Don't see it if you don't like kids on stage. There are a lot of kids and they are all terrific.

82
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Original, Entertaining

See it if you like a solid musical with an unusual plot. It is really about giving others what they need not what we think they need. It is uplifting.

Don't see it if you have already decided not to like it because of its title. You need to be open-minded.

92
Clever, Original, Masterful, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a big story told with magical staging. It is delightful and thrilling. Better than the wonderful movie.

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

90
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a sweeping story told beautifully with great acting, stunning dance, clever and beautiful scenery and costumes.

Don't see it if you are generally cranky.

95
Masterful, Must see, Amazing, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if you love Sondheim and want to be up close and personal. It is captivating. It brings another level of intensity with the actors so close.

Don't see it if you have a pre-conceived notion of how Sondheim should be presented. It has a 3-piece orchestra and does not have a 2nd level on the set.

65
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Messy, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays that present interesting ideas. It felt like an early draft and that can be fun to see. A few great points to ponder.

Don't see it if you get annoyed that the good ideas wander around the stage. They fall flat within a fun set. It really is a mess of a play. Good potential.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to better understand why people make decisions that seem to be for one reason but are so much more complex. It is a amazing.

Don't see it if you want to see an easy, fluffy play. This play asks you to think and care and understand every character.

76
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Disappointing, Intelligent, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love the musical since it is not often performed.

Don't see it if you prefer your Sondheim done the way it was written. It was cut to 90 minutes and lost a lot of what made it great.

85
Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you want to see Ben Platt give the performance of a lifetime. He IS the show. It is a modern take on the power of social media and lonliness

Don't see it if you want your musicals to be fluffy. Platt's performance is heart breaking and personal. The 2nd act is weak but Platt makes up for it.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy great story-telling by an excellent cast. This story is relevant, personal, and heart-felt. It stays with you for a long time.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy evening in the theater. Otherwise, everyone should see this show.

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy great storytelling, staging, acting, and singing. It is the whole package and Cynthia Erivo is a truly amazing.

Don't see it if you like fluffy, happy musicals. This is deeper and though-provoking. It should make you cry. It is not light but terrific.

95
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Profound

See it if you want to see something different that challenges how and what we choose to communicate. It was beautiful and touching and profound.

Don't see it if you need action or a fast moving play. There are few words and one needs to allow it the time to play out on its own schedule.

78
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you want to be moved by a strong, touching story. The acting was terrific. It needs 10 minutes to wrap up the students/teacher relationship.

Don't see it if you think the movie will be word-for-word on stage. It captures the essence beautifully but it is not the movie.

80
Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like Chekhov and you want a different take on a classic or if you want to see great acting and beautiful staging.

Don't see it if You think classics need to be presented in one way and one way only. If you didn't like Annie Baker's UNCLE VANYA, don't see this.

88
Ambitious, Original, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like to be swept up in an epic story. It is beautifully staged and the story is heart-warming. The music is fabulous.

Don't see it if you need it to follow the book literally. It hits all the high points but it is a musical and had to be trimmed.

80
Hilarious, Clever, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals. It is an homage to Shakespeare but more an homage to musicals. It is laugh out loud funny.

Don't see it if you don't really like musicals.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Riveting, Relevant, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love theater. It is everything you heard and more. Words cannot do it justice, it has to be experienced. Do what you can to get tickets.

Don't see it if you think theater needs to be limited to portraying history on stage as a documentary. This is history for today's audience.

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you are interested in absorbing theater that really shows you life through someone else's eyes. It will open your eyes and heart.

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained without feeling. It is very emotional.