Merci Percy

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Avid theatre goer.
Reviews (105)
71
During previews
Relevant, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love the great Tina Turner and enjoy her music - from the early Ike & Tina days to her triumphant come back. They play all the hits.

Don't see it if You don’t like biographical musicals - The lead is not necessarily the most compelling Tina as she is quite petite and her voice not as deep

75
Relevant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love biopics and Tina Turner. This high energy, sometimes raw and emotional, tribute honors the great queen. They play all the hits.

Don't see it if You’re not into musicals based on celebrities or you are so into Tina Turner that you will find fault with the casting. Warren works hard...

71
A quick history lesson about an important figure in the civil rights movement, Ambitious, Relevant

See it if If you’ve never heard of Bayard Rustin you will want to see this one man 50 minute play. Funds raised help support City Kids.

Don't see it if You need a well produced show. This little theatre runs on a tight budget. Also, there is no intermission.

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You loved Oklahoma and would enjoy seeing a fresh take that remains true to the original.

Don't see it if You are a musical theatre purist. There are some modern twists that may seem out of place to you.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You love classic theatre and ensemble productions that demands strong performances from each and every player.

Don't see it if You can’t handle a 3.5 hr show.

Also The show could have been edited down to 2.5 by shortening the first ac... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You love Ensler or enjoy one woman/man shows about personal journeys. This is a very intimate retelling of Eve’s compelling life story.

Don't see it if You need an intermission - this is 80 minutes of heavy. Also, don’t bring your squeamish partner. Bring an open minded friend.

Also The set is amazing. After the show the the audience is invited to tour... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Tony Shaloub or you would enjoy a show that is as entertaining musically as it is fulfilling emotionally. I loved it!

Don't see it if You have problems with accents you need an intermission.

64
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Well intentioned!, Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You have never seen M.A.S.H. Or if ypu want to support a mostly female production tackling an important topic.

Don't see it if You dont enjoy shows about war and depression.

Also This was a difficult show to score becaise the topic is so important a... Read more Read less

82
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Glenn close! dazzles and beguiles, Great staging, Great acting, Wonderful ochestra!

See it if Love old Hollywood and would enjoy seeing Glenn Close in an epic performance.

Don't see it if You need a show that isn't designed just for its star. Ms. Close is truly wonderful in this show but any scene without her seems dull.

79
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Read the book and enjoy experimental theatre.

Don't see it if You haven't read the book - it might be confusing and somewhat hard to follow if you aren't familiar with the story.

Also The bright lights and loud noises was initially alarming and might be ... Read more Read less

79
Sweetee
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You love musicals and are eager to support a hard working cast of seasoned and up and coming performers.

Don't see it if You're interested in strong plot lines, creative staging or unique set design. This set and the use of it reminded me of Color Purple.

Also Shout out to the cast because they gave it their all. I was impressed ... Read more Read less

82
Hamlet (Waterwell)
East Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You've read and seen Hamlet. This is a bilingual and reimagined performance. Several strong actors. Terrific live music.

Don't see it if You've never seen Hamlet. You just won't get it.

90
Standout solo performance! great writing!, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You would enjoy a play that is told in the first person narrative with a distinct cultural perspective.

Don't see it if You have trouble understanding British accents. The monologue is fast paced so you need to pay attention.

Also the actor does a terrific job of conveying the character's socio-econo... Read more Read less

66
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to support young actors who truly love what they do.

Don't see it if You're a fan of Shakespeare and expect a traditional interpretation of Henry IV. This is a campy Rock/modern show.

91
During previews
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You would enjoy a compelling dramatic play told in the first person narrative. Powerful storytellling by terrific actors.

Don't see it if you dont like monologues or minimalist sets.

Also If you want to understand the horror of war and the price paid by thos... Read more Read less

83
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You've always wanted to see an epic musical that disrupted Broadway and irrevocably changed our expectations for musicals.

Don't see it if You've memorized the songs, seen more previews than you ordinarily would and know all the dialogue. New cast does not have necessary swagger

Also Time for Lin Manuel to bring a few original cast members back to pump ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You love Kevin Kline and are excited for his return to Broadway. Great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You think anything set in the 1930s is just too dated or you have no idea who Noel Coward is.

Also I was excited to see Kevin Kline but I felt he under played the role o... Read more Read less

82
In Transit
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You've ever taken the NYC subway.

Don't see it if You need an intermission.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Must see

See it if You know and love Broadway shows and would appreciate a first person account of one of its more flamboyant stars.

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows.

Also If you don't know the story or George Rose, don't look it up. The reve... Read more Read less

81
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Great acting, Great performance by marti!, Simple yet thoughtful dialogue., Great writing, See it if you love the absurd.

See it if You enjoy plays that seem to be about nothing until it hits you that it's about so many of the things you question in life.

Don't see it if If you think a 3 hour play is not for you or you wouldn't enjoy hearing a character speak in a foreign language without subtitles.

Also There was much to love about this play. My only complaint was what I s... Read more Read less

67
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Immersive theatrical experience

See it if Want to experience a show that takes you on a slow and sometimes circuitous journey through the Amazon.

Don't see it if You are a traditional Broadway fan. This will feel too experimental for you.

62
Relevant, Slow, Quirky, Cliched

See it if You want to support young artists in their effort to share an all too familiar story about our common humanity. Nice ensemble.

Don't see it if You are not interested in experimental theatre and are intolerant of weak or cliched dialogue. Doesn't hit the mark.

51
Ambitious, Relevant, Slow, Confusing, Shines a bright light on the struggles of the growingly diverse homeless community

See it if You think its time to have a serious piece that addresses the plight of the city's homeless community. This just isn't it.

Don't see it if You're put off by awkward dialogue, unimaginative staging and a show that can't manage to give any hope to any of its characters.

70
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Ambitious, Raunchy, Cliched, Confusing

See it if You like original theatre productions with a historical context. Several funny moments but sometimes campy. Nice performance by the leads

Don't see it if You think rap history in the context of Vietnam and the fall of Saigon seems odd. Rated R for explicit language.

59
Verso
Midtown W
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Likeable enough magician but show falls flat

See it if You would enjoy a magic act that is primarily focused on card tricks.

Don't see it if You are unimpressed by card tricks - especially when those tricks don't workout. Just not enough here to hold a NY audience.

71
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You love Classic Broadway and Marisa Tomei.

Don't see it if You are particular about stage sets. This set was awkward and often obstructed the flow for the actors and I found myself thinking about It

81
Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy an ensemble production featuring fresh new talent with tremendous potential. Great singing with some poignant moments. See it.

Don't see it if You are a stickler for consistency in dialect - I kept asking myself where these boys were from, the 60s,...50s? Anyway you will enjoy it.

91
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You enjoy immersive theatre that draws you in and forces you to think about our common humanity. I was deeply moved by this production.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be part of the set - the audience sits in the restaurant that becomes the central focus of the narrative.

67
The Fourth Wall
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Amusing

See it if If you love Cole Porter and enjoy a simple plot line that makes fun of the obvious. Solid acting.

Don't see it if You don’t love Cole Porter. This show is Lso not for you if you would find a play that wants to be a musical annoying.

93
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love Springsteen and know his music. This is not a concert. It’s a thoughtful and beautifully shared autobiogphay set to music.

Don't see it if You’re not a Springsteen fan. This show is for true fans. This isn’t a greatest hits concert. It’s a one man shoe.

Also I laughed. I cried. I danced in the dark. The Boss goes deep with his ... Read more Read less

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You are curious about Malcolm X and the other side of the civil rights movement. Well acted. Heavy topic thoughtfully presented.

Don't see it if You saw the movie and you thought it covered everything you needed to know. (Ha). Just see it.

Also There is seating on the stage. This can be a fun way to see the show b... Read more Read less

65
Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Dated

See it if You enjoy one man shows. Some funny moments. Impressive delivery by Drew Droege - it’s like he knows this guy personally hmmm

Don't see it if Don’t enjoy gay stereotypes or bitterness. And you might be offended by the negativity towards black female celebrities. That was just odd.

67
During previews
Afterglow
Midtown W
Raunchy, Slow, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy stories about love triangles.

Don't see it if You're not into full on nudity. The director left no room for the imagination.

Also Avoid this theatre on an oppressively hot day - the AC can't handle it... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Quirky & uneven, Relevant, Funny

See it if You enjoy a play that feels like a situational comedy that wants to convey a serious message.

Don't see it if You enjoy creative works that allow you to get absorbed and then surprised. This was too predictable and the acting felt forced.

88
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are a nostalgic theatre goer who appreciates well written plays that allow actors to get truly absorbed in the characters.

Don't see it if You prefer your theatre done in modern day American and you don't care for British dry wit and words.

Also Aside from one awkwardly long set change, this was a thoroughly enjoya... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Energetic and amusing dialogue delivered by an exceptional cast of actors is your idea of a good show.

Don't see it if You need an intermission or don't appreciate colorblind casting. But your loss because the young Miss Rashad is a consummate delight,

85
Church & State
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Funny

See it if You enjoy dark comedies about current political realities. This play addresses gun violence is a very direct and constructive way.

Don't see it if You don't like to mix politics with your entertainment. This show hits you over the head with its political perspective.

Also Ideal for democrats and progressives who want to confirm what they alr... Read more Read less

71
Ambitious, Relevant, Delivers a strong message about sexual violence

See it if You wish to experience the pain and suffering caused by sexual violence against women.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to the subject matter or find it difficult to sit for 90 minutes without an intermission.

Also There were some solid individual performances surrounded by an elegant... Read more Read less

91
The Assignment
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if Would enjoy a serious play that doesn't take itself too seriously. Wonderful performances that took you there. A+

Don't see it if Need an intermission. Otherwise, there is no reason not to see this show.

92
¡Figaro! (90210)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy the opera and wish for a fresh and delightful take on a Mozart classic with a relevant message of unity.

Don't see it if Just see it.

Also Strong performances by the entire cast who put their all into every sc... Read more Read less

69
Great singing, Funny, Ambitious, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Love Josh Groban or you enjoy Russian literature and can't get enough of it on stage. Josh Groban doesn't disappoint.

Don't see it if You believed the critics who may have referred to this show as cthe best musical since Hamilton. It's not.

Also The cast works very hard to make this mashup seem edgy and fresh. Unfo... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You enjoy dramas and good dramatic acting.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing complex issues of race and class minimized by cliches.

88
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great staging, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You were ever young and struggled wondering if you would ever find love. Relatable characters. Witty and relevant.

Don't see it if if you are offended by mature language.

61
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You would enjoy seeing a live stage version of the movie.

Don't see it if Courtroom dramas aren't your thing. You would prefer a modern and nuanced interpretation that is less dependent on the film script.

Also There were several strong individual performances. However, the emphas... Read more Read less

88
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy witty self-deprecating humor put to music in a somewhat interactive stand-up routine.

Don't see it if You are expecting a play. This is for those who enjoy edgy or loosely defined shows.

Also Great performance. Loved his voice in every way. There were moments of... Read more Read less

81
Wilderness
Lower E Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Surprisingly funny

See it if Have teenagers and wish you knew how to relate to them as they struggle with stress, anxiety, and low self esteem. Very touching but slow.

Don't see it if You would not be able to relate to privileged kids on an expensive camping trip as therapy. Or You don't enjoy multimedia shows on stage.

Also This show is a great conversation starter for any parent struggling to... Read more Read less

92
Coriolanus
West Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Relevant, Profound, Intense

See it if Enjoy a refreshing take on Shakespeare that comments on current electoral politics. It's all here. Great acting!!!

Don't see it if Think Shakespeare isn't relevant or you can't handle the truth.

95
During previews
Sweet
Harlem
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You enjoy original productions with exquisite storytelling.

Don't see it if You don't want to be in touch with your emotions or reflect on what brings you joy.

93
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Nottage does it again. a must see, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy well developed characters who must grapple with life's challenges and uncertainties. Terrific cast.

Don't see it if Have no interest in the plight of factory workers, union politics or the changing economic landscape impacting blue collar workers in the US

83
During previews
Orwell In America
Midtown E
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You read Orwell's Animal Farm and would enjoy learning about the writer's motivation.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in political commentary and have no idea who Orwell was.