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 (99)
95
Enchanting, Must see, Epic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Just see it!

Don't see it if You’re not human. You don’t like puppets. Although this show could make anyone love puppets.If you don’t like African music.

Also I refused to pay full price for tickets to this show and I’ve tried to... Read more Read less

80
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You love the songs and the dancing, and don’t mind a modern update of the show. I found this to be more authentic than previous versions.

Don't see it if You are a purist. You will hate this version.

Also Pimental was superb as Maria. Isaac Powell, Tony, was replaced by his ... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You like musical revues. If you like the music of Maury Yeston. If you want to see 5 wonderfully talented young people singing and dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or musical revues. You want to see a production on a large stage.

Also The cast was so good. I think that these young people, especially Just... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Edgy, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like urban characters and humor. This play humanizes the dispossessed amongst us.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by cursing and by down and out characters. You are not an empathetic person.

Also Some reviewers criticized this play because of the length (3.25 hours)... Read more Read less

66
Cyrano
Upstate New York
Slow, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You must see Peter Dinklage in person.

Don't see it if You feel uncomfortable with off-key singing and high school level choreography.

Also My friend left at intermission, but I stayed. The second act was worst... Read more Read less

82
Soft Power
East Village
Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You like new musicals. You like politically relevant theater.

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, etc and don’t appreciate parodies.

Also I missed so many of the subtleties of this show that I want to see it ... Read more Read less

82
Great staging, Quirky, Jazzercise choreography, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You would like to see a Meatloaf concert with great staging. The book doesn’t matter too much to you.

Don't see it if You want a real story. It was kind of silly. This did not interfere with my enjoyment at all.

Also I didn’t look at my watch once and the 2 hrs 45 min flew by. If you li... Read more Read less

76
Bad singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate the choreography of martial arts.

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical.

Also I thought that this show was very brave. My complaints were that there... Read more Read less

70
Great staging, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You can get cheap seats. You are a big fan of touring Bourbon Street in NOLA.

Don't see it if You don’t like a monotonous score. You expect a modicum of chemistry between two leads who are supposed to be star-crosses lovers.

Also Reeve Carney played Orpheus like he was an awkward middle school kid w... Read more Read less

78
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You’d like to see a great play by Jesse Eisenberg.

Don't see it if You don’t like Susan Sarandon and you like neat endings. Although it had more of an ending than most the last two seasons in theater.

Also I think this would have been much better without having a political ig... 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
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
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
Daddy
Midtown W
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
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
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
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
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
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Medicine the Musical
Soho/Tribeca
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
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Mother Night
Midtown E
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

85
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You have any interest in gay male culture from the 80’s to the present, related in a very creative way.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or are not interested in the history of HIV/AIDS.

Also The first act was a little slow, but the second and third were much mo... Read more Read less

100
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You love Little Shop. You are a fan of musicals. There was nothing dated about this revival. I’m so glad I saw it.

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

Also The plant was this incredible puppet with people inside of it! I don’t... Read more Read less

50
One in Two
Midtown W
Edgy, Confusing, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You loved “Waiting for Godot” and would like to see it with gay black actors.

Don't see it if You don’t like stereotypical characters. Several of them reminded me of Maya Rudolph in SNL.

Also I am a doctor who took care of AIDS patients at the height of the epid... Read more Read less

65
Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like a detective story that you’ll never know the ending to.

Don't see it if You like your drama to have a neat definite ending.

Also The playwrite plays with your emotions in an unfair and manipulative w... Read more Read less

70
Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like the work of Anna Deavere Smith, and don’t mind seeing it without her performing.

Don't see it if You’re not into social justice issues. You’re a racist.

Also I remember these incidents so clearly in NY history. It was a painful ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Masterful, Intense, Epic, Great acting, Too long

See it if You like Brian Cox’s acting and are interested in American history from 1965-68. Without some knowledge of the era, you may get confused.

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit for nearly 3 hours. If you didn’t like Oslo.

Also I can’t believe that there was none of the music from the sixties in t... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Absorbing, Fluffy, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if You like night club acts. That’s where I felt I was the whole show.

Don't see it if You don’t like jukebox musicals. You’re expecting a romance.

Also This show was glitzy, but forgettable. It was also heavy on crotch vie... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love great singing and dancing. The energy on stage is amazing!

Don't see it if You’re racist.

Also I loved this show! These performers worked so hard that it was unbelie... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Enchanting, Absorbing, Profound, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You like musicals, because this was right up there with some of the Broadway musicals. If you like stories with strong WOC as leads.

Don't see it if Racism and child abuse are central themes of the story and it is very uncomfortable to watch people being abused. If you are too sensitive,

Also This show really moved me. The voices were unbelievably strong and I t... Read more Read less

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
Socrates
East Village
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
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
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
Mother of the Maid
East Village
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
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Holy Ghosts
Chelsea
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
Skintight
Midtown W
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