Monica Wolfson

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  I am from Scotland and I studied theater and there is nothing I like more than going to a show, off Broadway, Broadway, straight, silly, puppets, musical, I like it all. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (17)
91
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like brilliant acting haunting music and fancy a show about a struggle of a couple on an endless journey. Athol Fugard a genius.

Don't see it if If you like lots of comedy action musical numbers , this is fiercely contained masterful subtle drama.

60
Confusing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like time sequences moving back and forth at a dizzying rate. You like strong black female lead and gruesome Crimea war history scenes

Don't see it if You like straightforward narrative and full understanding of plots,characters. You don’t like plays that cover racism and female struggles.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Great staging

See it if You like incredible acting, a few twists, authentic Boston Irish family drama. Great set , lots of action

Don't see it if If you prefer fluffy musicals

91
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if Saw at the original venue loved every minute and not surprised it is on broadway now. Amazing singing dancing story costumes plot,has it all

Don't see it if If you hate having a fabulous night at the theater avoid at all costs

66
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Resonant, Overrated

See it if A lot of hype , swept the Tonies but to me it was very slow and the flat ending was disappointing. Tony Shaloub was missed. Not my favorite

Don't see it if Obviously the Arab and Israeli could never be an item. So see this if you don’t care about the Middle East or the issues people face there.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if Very well written and honest take on Being a dad and the highs and lows.Well crafted and very funny.Mike is very likable, audience loved it.

Don't see it if If you don’t care about the male about the male point of view and you hate laughing.

78
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if I had not seen the film but loved the musical , a feel good show with high energy

Don't see it if If you don’t like cheesy musicals.

97
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Amazing music and moving story. A very powerful moment about racism. I got the last seat. Loved it.

Don't see it if If you don’t like historical musicals or the music of Bob Dylan.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Very moving and unusual story. You care about all the protagonists . Loved it, a must see

Don't see it if It is provocative and might not suit everyone as the subject matter is sensitive.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a fresh political perspective

Don't see it if You don’t like a good laugh

80
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Very funny in the beginning, lagged in the middle but they made a Funeral home a great premis for drama and fun. Good plot.Incredible acting

Don't see it if If you are squeamish about dead people on the stage. Hate Buffalo. Have no interest in immigration and ICE and plight of refugees or music.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Profound

See it if Was at the opening night- very moving story of a real community activist who somehow got overlooked.Great use of film, strong storytelling.

Don't see it if If you like fluffy shows about characters who didn’t achieve much in their life.Do read his bio on Wiki beforehand. A true fighter inspiring

96
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if If you like original writing with a Jewish slant, lots of laughs , amazing impersonations of Neil Diamond and brilliant singing and dancing

Don't see it if If you don’t like laughing or original fresh writing and require a more central location for a theater ! No criticisms of this one.

Also Love the show

61
For a previous production
Disappointing, Clever, Great acting, Dated, Cliched

See it if I really hardly laughed and I remember I don’t like farce and clowning. There was some funny moments but it is a show I could have skipped.

Don't see it if If you don’t like farce or clowning around and hours of slapstick.

52
Cliched, Overrated, Ambitious, Slow

See it if if you are interested in relationships between races and the power play and psychology that involves, you don't mind if slow and wordy.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to see male nudity or very drawn out couple dynamics.

99
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if Totally worth the hype easily the best show around and I see everything

Don't see it if If you know the story of Hamilton and are not interested in that time period.

90
Funny, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if This is a show about women wanting to serve their country. It is timely today with the Me Too Movement. A must see great venue and music.

Don't see it if You don’t care about World War 1 or the woman making a stand. It is excellent and I can’t see anyone disliking it.