Nancy 6097

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (31)
85
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy an exuberant old fashioned musical

Don't see it if You want something more substantial

Also I found the first act delightful, the second act more of a mishmash. I... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want a delightful, upbeat evening at the theater

Don't see it if You want a serious, thought provoking show

Also Wonderful mix of over the top humor and poignant story, with great sin... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see great acting by all. Performances made up for my lack of enthusiasm for the play itself.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a coherent plot line and a satisfying ending. I found the change from family drama to over-the-top craziness unsettling.

89
During previews
Sakina’s Restaurant
West Village
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy well- written and acted one man shows with topical themes.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a light piece of fluff.

Also Assif Mandvi proves he’s not just a Daily Show comedian but that he ha... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see some excellent acting and you have the patience to stick with it.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a very slow 3 1/2 hours with some not so good acting - and in the BAM theater, which has the worst acoustics I know.

Also I found the play way too long and lacking dramatic arc, the horrible a... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Inconsistent

See it if You enjoy excellent acting

Don't see it if You’re looking for a consistently well written script and a cohesive theme and message.

Also It was sometimes difficult to ascertain the playwright’s message.

78
During previews
The Wholehearted
Lower E Side
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Different

See it if You want to see a creative one-woman play about an interesting topic.

Don't see it if You want fast-paced action.

Also It’s only a little over an hour but even so starts out slowly and coul... Read more Read less

66
Broad Comedy
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Banal, Disappointing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy liberal topical humor

Don't see it if You’re looking for more than some clever nuggets lurking within a bunch of less clever songs

72
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if See it for the luminous Katrina Lenk, taking command of the stage and the show. Wow! Also, some sweet music and poignant moments.

Don't see it if You get bored by long silences and not much happening. It's too slow and insubstantial for Broadway (and way too expensive for what it is)

Also This should have been staged in an intimate off-Broadway space. It's s... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Predictable

See it if You like light - I mean very light - and romantic musicals.

Don't see it if You value interesting music and lyrics, and a believable and innovative plot.

Also It's billed as a romantic comedy. The comedy is provided mostly by a 3... Read more Read less

71
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Confusing, Absorbing, Uncomfortable

See it if You don't mind an overly long first act that aims to be funny but often isn't; the second act is serious theater and well acted.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing two totally different plays in one, the first act a farce with cartoon characters and the second a poignant drama.

51
Aubergine
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Boring

See it if I'm not sure who would like it

Don't see it if You want a show to have a dramatic arc and know when to end

83
The School for Scandal
West Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy really well acted farce

Don't see it if You have no patience for restoration comedy

84
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see one of the most powerful American plays ever written.

Don't see it if You mind the special effects the director has added - in my opinion they are distracting and diminish the raw power of the play.

85
Absorbing, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You want to see one of the greatest breakout stars on Broadway. She steals the show.

Don't see it if You should see it, but if you don't know the plot already some of it may be confusing.

32
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Perhaps if you're younger than I am

Don't see it if You don't like unusual or experimental theater

75
Dated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like Horton Foote plays. And the acting is very good.

Don't see it if You want a well written play that doesn’t drag and makes its points clearly and creatively.

82
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if See it just for the acting (and direction). Incredibly powerful performances expressing an incredibly wide range of emotions.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be exposed to topical and difficult issues. Also, the writing became preachy and didn’t ring true to me in places.

79
Sweet, short, entertaining

See it if for Richard Masur, who is spot on and a pleasure to watch.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a small play with a slow plot, where one character is a hyper 9 year old who speaks too quickly and in a squeaky voice

Also The play grew on me and was poignant. I think if the young girl’s part... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great choreography

See it if You like musical revues with great music from the late 50s and early 60s, performed by very talented singers, dancers and musicians.

Don't see it if You want a musical with a plot.

Also I enjoyed it immensely. A few numbers didn’t work for me but overall i... Read more Read less

90
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You appreciate really superb acting and discussion of important contemporary themes.

Don't see it if I can’t think of a reason not to see it.

Also I was drawn in completely and totally in awe of the acting. It’s a rar... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like stylized dramas with little dramatic action and characters that aren’t particularly fleshed out or relatable.

Don't see it if You like dramatic tension and dramatic arc. This is a very slight, and not overly interesting story, presented excruciatingly slowly.

Also The rest of the audience appeared to enjoy it more than I did. I was f... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Admissions
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You want to be challenged;it’s an incisive look at race in college admissions, done in the form of a well-written and well-acted play

Don't see it if You just like breezy superficial musicals

72
Banal, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You love bubblegum musicals with no plot by talented actresses/singers

Don't see it if You want more out of a show than 4 stock characters performing different 50’s songs

74
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Resonant, Poignant

See it if You like serious plays about organized religion and sexuality

Don't see it if You're looking for subtlety or people who are not stock characters

Also It's ambitious in tackling a difficult subject but has major plot weak... Read more Read less

83
During previews
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy well acted farce

Don't see it if You don't like rhyming verse or contemporary language in a 17th century setting

75
Clever, Banal, Funny, Fluffy, Way over the top

See it if You want an evening of inane craziness by cast of energetic and talented performers

Don't see it if You prefer a conventional drawing room comedy

Also The first act is long and way more over the top than I expected. But I... Read more Read less

50
Disappointing, Great acting, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You don't mind very slow moving dramas with thin plot but expose you to a variety of characters

Don't see it if You want some actual development of plot and some action in a play

72
The Effect
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You generally agree with critics' great reviews. In my opinion, it's a creative premise with a plot that gets lost and ends up unsatisfying

Don't see it if You get bored easily and don't enjoy plays that don't seem to know where they're going.

86
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Danny Burstein give the performance of his career.

Don't see it if You don't like the show. Otherwise, this is as good a production as I've seen.

86
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy seeing very realistic and poignant human troubles and family interactions.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it.