Mimi B 7354

Manhattan | 50-64 | Female
About:  Why live in NY if you don't take advantage of the arts? I resolved to take advantage of this great city and all of its talent a couple of years ago.
Reviews (80)
95
Must see, Masterful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You love the Temptations and other bands of the era. I was in my high school glory bc the bands in high school moved/sang like these guys.

Don't see it if You don’t like music or dancing, or the history of American music.

Also I don’t know how these guys do this 8 shows a week! The first show tha... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Slow, Romantic, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see a sort of rom-com with 2 great actors.

Don't see it if You object to partial nudity and strong language. This is for adults only. If you want a big show-there are only 2 actors on the stage.

Also Although the show kept my attention the whole time, I feel that it cou... Read more Read less

50
Sophmoric, Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like bawdy plays- the first act reminded me of Blazing Saddles.

Don't see it if You don’t remember your college Greek history. Besides Socrates and Plato, there are numerous characters with long Greek names.

45
During previews
Stupid, Raunchy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if If you have to see everything Nathan Lane is in. If you like sophomoric humor. If you are a 12 year old boy.

Don't see it if You find jokes about penises, feces, farts, etc funny. If you don’t have a strong stomach forget it. I’m a doctor and I found it gross.

Also I couldn’t understand the first 15 minutes of the show at all. Nathan ... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like gospel music and coming of age stories.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or you have no knowledge or appreciation for black spirituals.

Also I went with a group of all gay people except me. The two Catholics ( I... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You want to have a fun evening. I had no idea that this play was about, but I learned a lot about Van Halen, and laughed a lot.

Don't see it if You don’t like gender bending roles. The male roles are played by women and Valerie Bertinelli is played by a man.

Also Here’s what I knew about Van Halen before this show-Eddie was married ... Read more Read less

75
Campy, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You like musicals and silly shows.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or you want something serious.

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great writing, Sweet

See it if You have been on the roller coaster of whether to have a child or not.

Don't see it if You don’t understand why people would want or not want children. People I know who have seen it and are childless have not enjoyed it.

Also It was a little bit long.

50
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to see Glenn Close in an intimate theater setting.

Don't see it if You expect any originality to the Joan of Arc story. The anachronisms were silly.

Also I seriously couldn’t understand the reason for this play to be put on.... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You like musicals with great singing and even better dancing. Even if you weren’t a product of the 90’s.

Don't see it if You don’t like fluffy musicals or shows about teens.

Also I went to this fully expecting to hate it, the same way I hated Mean G... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Dated

See it if You like great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You don’t like shows about seedy people. But everyone should see it once.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you love musicals and are interested in the history of the Musical that saved Broadway for us!

Don't see it if You have no heart

Also Everyone came in in a bad mood because of the weather. Everyone left a... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Intense

See it if You love the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You love musicals. This one of the beat!

Don't see it if You want a traditional Broadway staging of the show. It’s small scale.

Also My only objection was to the Dream ballet sequence, which looked like ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You like family drama-dies. If you liked The Humans or Fish Out of Water you’ll like this.

Don't see it if The subject of Alzheimer’s upsets you. You want a happy ending.

Also Two things really bugged me. First, they referred to paintings as “pic... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in how evangelical Christians think. Especially important in this day and age.

Don't see it if You have no interest in plays with heavy religious overtones. You don't tolerate yelling.

Also I did keep wondering through the whole play how it was going to end an... Read more Read less

83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You want to see a funny, contemporary play with all kinds of gay.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic. You don’t like cross generational love affairs.

Also It was at times hilarious and at times touching. Idina Menzel was bril... Read more Read less

73
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You want to see a great performance by Edie Falco.

Don't see it if Political dramas are not your thing. You like fast moving drama.

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You love Brigadoon. You want to be swept away in the beauty of the singing. You’d like a quirky past-lives story.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. You don’t like improbable stories.

Also It’s a silly, improbable story, and it features a man using a woman to... Read more Read less

60
Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating, Slow, Great staging

See it if If you have a seat in the last row and can leave.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see an abusive relationship, horrific animal death upsets you, and you want a story that has a coherent ending.

Also Reading all of the critics’ reviews after the show, I fail to see the ... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Great dancing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if You love Caribbean music and dancing. Everyone in the ensemble has an outstanding voice.

Don't see it if You’re racist. You don’t like musicals. You’re not into Caribbean culture.

Also The chemistry between Daniel and Ti Moune was excellent, but when Dani... Read more Read less

85
Intense, Profound, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like great writing and twists in a play. If you like unusual coming of age stories.

Don't see it if People with disabilities make you uncomfortable. You didn’t like “13 Reasons Why”.

Also This show touched all of my emotions. There were a lot of funny parts ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great singing, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You love Bizet’s Carmen and you want to hear the most incredible voices.

Don't see it if You don’t like opera or if you only love opera with grand staging. The staging is simple.

83
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You love clever writing and acting. You are interested in how different cultures think, act, and react.

Don't see it if You want an ending. You have a problem with profanity. You are homophobic or racist.

Also I loved this show, but it had no ending! It just stopped! WTF!

80
Funny, Clever, Hilarious, Fun!

See it if You like hanging with other theater lovers.

Don't see it if You don’t like awards shows.

71
Disappointing, Great singing, Sophomoric, Great dancing

See it if You loved High School Musical.

Don't see it if You aren’t 13-17 years old. You don’t want to listen to music at rock concert decibels. You want a story.

Also What a waste of money. Totally disappointing. A few political zingers ... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You love Sam Shepard’s plays. You don’t mind a confusing ending.

Don't see it if You object to animals being used as props ( and upstaging the actors). You don’t like to see dysfunctional families.

Also I will never forget the analogy of the eagle and the cat, which haunts... Read more Read less

73
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if You like goofy plays. You like John Larroquette. You know what a Nantucket Sleigh Ride is.

Don't see it if You expect a typical John Guare play.

79
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like edgy dramas set in what looks like a David Hockney landscape. Warning-the first row gets wet.

Don't see it if Nudism offends you or you are homophobic.

46
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Slow

See it if You want to see a married couple ( I assume) talking about the husband abusing the wife as they flee (white people ?) in South Africa.

Don't see it if You want any suspense.

Also This was so disappointing compared to other Signature productions.

80
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You like Lynn Nottage’s work. You want to explore issues of race that span 70 years. It is hilarious.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in seeing racial inequality.

86
During previews
Intelligent, Profound, Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You have an interest in the history of the Vietnam War era.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in this period of history.

Also Full disclosure-I am from Catonsville and I went to grade school at St... Read more Read less

80
Sweet, Thought-provoking, Heartwarming, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want a heartwarming show which questions what makes someone a man.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with gender fluidity.k

Also The show starts very slowly. The scenes in the shoe store are gloomy a... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You haven’t had your fill of addiction plays.

Don't see it if You want to see something interesting and unpredictable. If you liked “People, Places, and Things”, you won’t like this.

Also This was such a waste of tremendous talent. Spoiler alert-something ha... Read more Read less

71
Great staging, Relevant, Slow, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if You love Bryan Cranston. He is brilliant in this, and is the reason I saw it.

Don't see it if You are bored by a slow pace. You don’t want to see a sex scene on stage. You really don’t care how TV networks work.

Also I grew up in the 60’s and 70‘s, so loved the old TV ads being flashed ... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if You want to see masterful acting. This play was close to perfect. The only play I rated higher was “The Curious Incident of the Dog ...”

Don't see it if You are expecting a staged version of the movie.

Also The children are played by adults, but they were totally believable. I... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Great writing, Quirky, Clever

See it if If you like medical shows and musicals, you’ll love this. Also if you like to support young talent.

Don't see it if You don’t like to hear women singing who clearly need voice lessons. I got bad chills up my spine whenever Tiff and Christina sang.

Also Kudos to Michael Ehrenreich for his achievement here. My objections we... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Thought-provoking

See it if You liked Cyprus Road. You would like a good play and can forgive a lot of stereotyping and derivative references from other works.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3+ hour show. You don’t want to see a play about the Irish written by an Englishman.

Also Muldoon was a Darth Vader or Marvel comic villain with his ridiculous ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You liked Wakey Wakey. If you can appreciate that the non-linearity of the play is the way our minds work. You like Michael C. Hall.

Don't see it if You don’t like stream of consciousness plays. It’s very existential.

Also The guy who leaves at the beginning is a plant, people. Michael c. Hal... Read more Read less

71
Disappointing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You enjoy non-linear plots and stories about WWII.

Don't see it if You expect any of Vonnegut’s satire. I kept waiting for it to appear, but no.

Also Very well acted, especially by Gabriel Grilli, but the non-linear plot... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Intense

See it if You enjoy family dramas.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in a female Asian playwright’s interpretation of straight white men. (Which is hilarious nonetheless).

Also There is driving, loud hip-hop music playing in the theater before the... Read more Read less

91
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Great choreography

See it if You are fans of Andy Karl and Orfeh. You like great singing and choreography, even if you don’t like the story.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals or Pygmalion type stories.

Also Full disclosure-Inwould see Andy Karl in anything. He did not disappoi... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You love musicals, this is a must-see.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. Pygmalion type stories bother you.

Also It was beautiful!

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You love musicals-there are quite a few memorable songs.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. You are cancer phobic.

Also The entire cast was fabulous, especially given that they had 6 hours t... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if You like musicals. You were alive in NY in the late 70’s and 80’s. You liked the music in Runaways.

Don't see it if You expect disco music (This ain’t no disco.). Raunchy gay scenes offend you.

Also I don’t think that this show deserves all of the bad reviews. I though... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Confusing, Violent

See it if You want to see a great performance by Stephen Rea.

Don't see it if You don’t like violence. There’s a lot of cursing, yelling, domestic violence.

Also It’s not always clear what is actually happening and what is in the mi... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Great dancing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love good dancing and singing, and you don’t mind a silly story.

Don't see it if You are offended by gay or transgender story lines. You take yourself too seriously and don’t appreciate a good silly joke.

Also This show was in the style of a Shakespearean play or an opera, ie, si... Read more Read less

73
Great acting, Slow, Intense, Disappointing, Predictable

See it if If you want to see some great acting.

Don't see it if You want a story that moves along and that you can’t predict the ending of by intermission.

Also I really wanted to like this play, but it was slow moving and predicta... Read more Read less

60
For a previous production
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Amateurish, Excruciating

See it if You like middle school musicals and absurd science fiction stories.

Don't see it if You want a coherent story. You don’t like it when the band overpowers the actors.

Also I hate to give a bad review because the actors seemed so earnest, but ... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You like historical or political fiction. You like BD Wong.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity. There’s a lot of it.

Also I loved this show. It was riveting.

65
Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Slow

See it if You think it's incredibly hilarious to listen to 2 groups of people trying to communicate in broken English. If you like middle east music.

Don't see it if You don't find people speaking English with a foreign accent hilarious.

Also OK, maybe I'd feel differently if 80 people hadn't told me that this w... Read more Read less