Paige 8

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Obsessed about theatre.
Reviews (149)
85
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if great ensemble piece with wonderful talent. Love Anything by Tracy Letts and the work is very timely. You will talk about this.

Don't see it if You don’t like politics or dark humor. It’s really interesting to watch.

89
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A roller coaster of emotions watching the lives of gay men as they live their loving, flawed, and relatable relationships over the decades.

Don't see it if You don't like soap operas, don't want to remember the AIDS era, are uncomfortable with gay sex, or don't like Howards End/ E M Forster.

Also It's really the fastest 6.5 hours as the pacing is perfect and the act... Read more Read less

90
So fun, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love David Byrne, enjoy being happy from the first note to the last. This is a joy ride. No need to know the music to love the show.

Don't see it if You don't like his music or desire a linear plot. This is a concert with staging. It's so good....

91
Funny, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if it's one of the most fun shows around. Keeps you smiling for the first note to the last. Love Christian and Jonathan. Perfect.

Don't see it if You need something serious or are easily squeamish. Or if you want a big show. This is in a small theatre on purpose.

86
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Go if you enjoy thinking, laughing, being baffled, and having a lot of joy. Derren Brown is just plain fun to watch. Bring friends.

Don't see it if If you don't like mentalists, magic, are looking for something serious, or are a stick in the mud. This show is about being entertained.

75
Nostalgic, Fun costumes, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if If you ever liked Cher, Bob Mackie, or were a fan of the 70's. Stephanie Block is a powerhouse performer.

Don't see it if If Cher doesn't do much for you, as the story line is sorta thin. Staging was a little straightforward. Helps if you're a fan.

83
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if To understand the intriguing and compelling story of the first woman to play in the negro baseball leagues. Important, funny and relevant.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with themes of prejudice or don’t enjoy American history or sports.

92
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if Everything about this show is great. The characters are fully realized and music is beguiling. I want to kiss the casting director. Yay!

Don't see it if You need a cookie cutter ending or don’t like mythology.

84
Burn This
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Hilarious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Adam is beyond wonderful. Masterful performance. He is a powerful force of energy and this is a study in acting technique. He's why you go..

Don't see it if Show is uneven when he is not on the stage. Keri is fine, supporting actors very good. Interesting show worth seeing if you like intensity

78
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Confusing, Funny

See it if To understand the significance of the show that has always had problems. It’s interesting to what how they staged and imagined the numbers.

Don't see it if You are looking for something accessible and easy. It requires a bit of thought and patience. You’ll know a bunch of the songs.

89
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if Kelli O'Hara has one of the most consistently beautiful voices on Broadway. She is everything. & there's tap dancing... fun night/done right

Don't see it if If you hate Cole Porter, don't go. But who doesn't love Cole Porter? Go see it to smile and sing songs you already know. Voices are great!

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if Because it's a classic and one should always watch Jeff Bridges. Supporting cast is as good as it gets.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy or are uncomfortable with the historic racism of the South.

87
Great writing, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if If you are a fan of any of these marvelous actors, or interested in truth in journalism. This is a wild, smart, thoughtful, hilarious ride.

Don't see it if You are unable to follow quick talking or complex ideas...

93
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Great cast and an edge of your seat drama. Terrific writing. A must see. It let’s you experience every Irish emotion in a 3+ hour show.

Don't see it if Not for little ones (under 16) due to violence.

77
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a trip to the past of classic theatre with historic figures & witty dialogue.2nd act is much better than the first.stick with it

Don't see it if You can't pay attention to serious dialogue, or british accents

77
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Interesting staging, Fun, Slow in some parts

See it if If you enjoy British humor and plots that twist, you’ll enjoy this. Plus, live snooker:-). Lead is darling.

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

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if you love the angst of teenage drama and trying to find your place among the cliques. Some wonderful, energetic performances. Catchy tunes.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of Tina Fey, musicals, or teen humor.

90
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if Wow, the voices are fabulous, the content is a mini-Carmen opera, players are riveting. Loved everything about this show.

Don't see it if If you hate opera or being close to the performers. You can feel their voices resonating in your body. So wonderful.

84
For a previous production
Funny, Silly, Farcical, Clever, Delightful

See it if If you like slapstick or farces. Quick paced British fun with amazing timing and stage direction. Great props.

Don't see it if If you need something serious or deep thought provoking.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if Because the acting is so wonderful and its a good time to revisit this classic play with important human right themes.

Don't see it if If you have any homophobia. But then, perhaps it's essential that you see this play.

86
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Funny, Pleasant

See it if You like old-school musicals and are a fan of Christian Borle.

Don't see it if You are looking for something super clever or serious.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if to think about your relationships with family members and the ties that bind us. What would you do...

Don't see it if You are not wanting to think during a play. This has deeper meaning than a fluffy show.

86
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if if you like to think and are a fan of quit wit and brilliant writing. Stoppard masterwork.

Don't see it if You don't like history or are looking for a fluffy, easy show. This makes you pay attention

84
Great acting, Intelligent, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Mark Rylance and period pieces. He is a wonder. Great atmospheric staging.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of royal history or costumed dramas.

84
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Sweet

See it if If you like fairytales, color, intimate shows, and beautiful singing. Good for kids. Topic of inclusive community is important.

Don't see it if You are looking for a drama.

84
Great for teens, Fun, Silly, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Somewhat diverging from the movie but just as fun, this clever show keeps a good pace moving through its happy, quirky story. Nice voices.

Don't see it if You don’t like some juvenile humour or themes around death, or fairly standard musical theatre. Nonetheless, it’s a good time!

86
Interesting, Little slow, Enjoyable, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are interesting in learning about the life of Ms. Turner or like juke box musicals. Adrienne Warren's voice is "simply the best."

Don't see it if You cant handle loud music or aren't a fan of her music. It's all Tina all the time.

74
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Cliched

See it if If you want to get a conversation started regarding power, race and gender relations.

Don't see it if You are under 18 as there are explicit sex scenes and some nudity, or if you are uncomfortable with hard conversations regarding power

Also It missed the mark for me as it felt incomplete or derisive, when I th... Read more Read less

90
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Moving story, Fantastic choreography, Great music, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Joshua Henry (he's a wonder), catchy tunes, tight band, choreography by Travis Wall, great dancers, and a moving story.

Don't see it if You need a happy story or spoken dialogue. This is sung straight through. Need some tweaks to help the ending, but it's still great stuff.

88
Fabulous fabulous, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You like jukebox musicals with songs in rapidfire succession. Costumes were to die for, voices were as good as they get, lavish numbers.

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious/deeply meaningful. This is cotton candy fluff with sparkles, heart, and lots of energy. Just plain fun.

84
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Pleasant, Cute, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like traditional musical theatre and the film. The supporting actors were terrific and the plot is a bit different than film.

Don't see it if You are bothered by drag or are looking for something more serious.

30
Cliched, Ambitious, Slow, Awful, Insipid

See it if Just don’t

Don't see it if You desire a plot, are looking for good voices, want cohesive dancing, and are offended by racial stereotypes.

Also Such a shame as they could have done a lot with this show. The space w... Read more Read less

88
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Amazing show with intense and well formed characters. Annette Bening is everything and costars Tracy Letts & Benjamin Walker are superb!

Don't see it if It has tough themes and is not for younger folk. 18 and up to deal with themes of violence.

79
Educating, Slow, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if If you love the Temptations and would enjoy learning about their journey to success. The harmonies and dancing are great. Story is meh.

Don't see it if Word of warning - some people in the audience sing along and (in my case) sing loudly off key, so I couldn't hear the performers...at all:-(

70
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Disappointing, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of Duncan Sheik as the music is beautiful and I love some of the actors, who do their best with an uneven script.

Don't see it if You’re looking for something cohesive or an uplifting show. It neees more work but has some nice moments.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Charming, Darling, Fun

See it if ...you enjoy character actors going full tilt & a young actress with fabulous pipes. LGBT themes and feel good story with plenty of laughs

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with more serious tones or don’t like musicals.

76
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Edgy, Funny, Interesting set

See it if If you’re a fan of these actors, they take you on quite a ride. Good interpretation of some rough material. Dark, rough comedy.

Don't see it if You are looking for a tidy, fluffy, happy show with a large cast. This is dark, intense, and specific.

85
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if To relate to the experience of aging and family responsibilities. Realistic portrayal of cognitive decline. Killer cast. Worth it.

Don't see it if It hits too close to home. It’s a hard show to watch sometimes, but an important topic.

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a fresh interpretation of a classic musical. Dark, intense, smart, great acting.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light evening at the theatre. This is clever and there are parts that are funny, but overall it’s a heavier show.

85
Clever, Intelligent, Refreshing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a one person show and a bit of sleuthing. Fun and quirky, it's a refreshing night out.

Don't see it if You are impatient or looking for a glitzy night on Broadway. This is intimate and requires paying attention.

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Disney-esk, Kid friendly

See it if Pleasant adaptation of the movie. A few new songs that will make you smile and feel all “hygge”

Don't see it if You’re taking yourself too seriously.

77
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Interesting, Confusing

See it if If you are into considering stage of life issues for women, and alcoholism's impact on the life story. Some good acting.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following scenes which leap form one time period to another. Takes a minute to get settled in to the current era.

82
Skintight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are a fan of family drama, LGBT themes, soap opera plots and great acting. Amazing set.

Don't see it if You are uptight or can't sit still to pay attention to great dialogue.

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Beautiful, Timeless

See it if To get a fresh take on one of Rodgers & Hammerstein's productions. The dancing and singing are outstanding.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with classic musicals or themes of spousal abuse.

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Love-er-ly

See it if You are a fan of this perfect musical. It's well done and a lively, fresh take on this classic. Fun casting for Eliza.

Don't see it if Just wished Eliza's beautiful voice was amped a bit better. Had a hard time hearing her, as did my friend (and we're not hard of hearing:-)

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Because Glenda Jackson must be seen. The staging is lovely too. Deep, powerful, funny and wise. Thoughts on growing older and life stages

Don't see it if If you don't want to think.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You love middle eastern music and a plot which makes you appreciate the simpler things in life. A moment, a time, a feeling...

Don't see it if You need a glitzy show. This is more restrained but still highly entertaining. Transportation to a mood.

92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You love Harry and the gang, and all things JK Rowling. Fun with staging and special effects. Don’t want to give much away...

Don't see it if You don’t like story telling and have lost your sense of whimsy.

70
Intelligent, Slow, Specific, Tedious, Great acting

See it if If you love John and are a fan of story telling. This show requires focus.

Don't see it if You have minimal patience or if you ate a big meal before attending. I love this actor but I was struggling to stay awake.

90
Brigadoon
Midtown W
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love musicals performed as they were meant to be seen. Old school perfection.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate classic stories or like a lot of dancing.