Paige 8

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Obsessed about theatre.
Reviews (149)
85
During previews
Delightful, Adorable, Cute', Fun, Clever

See it if You're a fan of the cartoon, you enjoy the talented musicians who wrote songs for the show, or you want see a super fun, colorful staging

Don't see it if you cant embrace your inner child.

85
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if You like magic, thinking, and intimate theatre

Don't see it if You’re looking for a big, glitzy magic show. This is a show for thinkers.

72
Great acting, Slow, Meh, Dated, Intelligent

See it if You like period pieces or Elizabeth McGovern.

Don't see it if You are looking for something riveting.

75
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Funny, Thought-provoking, Interesting, Quick, Quirky

See it if You like fixing other peoples problem and Dear Abby.

Don't see it if You are expecting a light evening of theatre.

81
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like complicated family drama and unexpected turns. It draws you in.

Don't see it if You're looking for something light.

81
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Great dancing, Romantic, Pleasing, Nice

See it if If you like music from the 40's and stereotypical big band/swing, war movies.

Don't see it if You want a complex plot or tunes that are memorable.

84
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You enjoy the actors featured or if you like family dramas.

Don't see it if If you're wanting a light, happy evening out. There is comedy, but it's a difficult topic and they do well with the story line.

95
Great staging, Hilarious, Fun!, Classic, Charming

See it if You love Bette, or want to see this classic musical as it was meant to be, or need to fall in love with Bette. It's a fantastic confection.

Don't see it if You don't like over the top fun or gorgeous musicals from days gone by.

85
Sweat
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Intense, Great acting

See it if You have an interest in social consciousness. The entire cast shines.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light script or comedy.

78
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Okay.

See it if If you want to see a great performance by Danny DeVito. He's perfect.

Don't see it if You need a lot of action. It's a good play, and you'll think about after you leave.

76
Overrated, Great singing, Big, Good, Meh

See it if If you love giant productions about love and war alla Andrew Lloyd Webber type drama/love stories.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted or intimate show.

94
Absorbing, Amazing, Riveting, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are a breathing human being. You need to see the performance of Ben Platt. Are you kidding me? He's everything. Story & songs great.

Don't see it if You can't handle social anxiety or a theme of suicide.

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Dated, Bad casting, Low energy

See it if If you liked the movie.

Don't see it if If you liked the movie (not as good).

87
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you love any of the wonderful actors starring in this. It's really great, even for a revival. Touching, human, funny and sad. Lovely

Don't see it if You don't want to remember the pain of the 80's, are uncomfortable with LGBT issues, or don't like to cry in the theatre.

71
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Meh, Adequate

See it if You love Chekhov, Diane Lane, (who is so pretty), and thinking about class hierarchy.

Don't see it if You need better directing. Talented actors were wasted in this kinda boring production.

85
Golem
Upper W Side
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Original, Cool

See it if If you like artsy, dark, quirky, kitschy, highly stylized, funky, British comedy.

Don't see it if You never liked Monty Python or the 60's.

75
Intelligent, Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original

See it if You are a fan of the actor who is performing. That is a big piece of what will make this fun. I saw Kathy Najimy who was wonderful.

Don't see it if You can't roll with spontaneity.

86
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Darling, Great singing

See it if If you like upbeat, feel good, toe tapping musicals.

Don't see it if If you can't handle a story line that involves infidelity and an abusive marriage.

85
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Classic, Compelling

See it if if you have lots of time, patience, and appreciate history and costumed theatre. Was worth it.

Don't see it if You have no patience.

86
The Producers
Queens
Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Vaudeville

See it if If you're a fan of Mel Brooks and adore his movies.

Don't see it if You're not.

85
The Audience
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if because Helen Mirren is wonderful and never disappoints.

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of British history.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Dated, Great singing

See it if you enjoy Kristin Chenoweth, who completely stole the show.

Don't see it if You don't like old school musicals.

76
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cute, Sing along, Cheery, Infectious

See it if if you're an ABBA fan and love a cute love story.

Don't see it if You're looking for something heady to watch.

89
Hairspray
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Buoyant, Great singing

See it if you love a happy, nostalgic, smile your face-off musical.

Don't see it if You don't like men in drag.

91
An Iliad
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of history, literature, thought, and Denis O'Hare.

Don't see it if are looking for something fluffy.

84
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Relevant, A little dated

See it if You are a fan of the author and previous star, Harvey Weinstein. It's a nice homage.

Don't see it if You are expecting the same play as the original. This is a shorter version.

91
Absorbing, Great writing, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like to understand how Springsteen thinks, creates, and explains his life's musical history, which drives the narrative.

Don't see it if You are looking for one of his rock shows. This is smaller, intimate, and not a sing or clap along spectacle. It's drama.

90
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Adorable

See it if you love a fairy tale and happy endings. This is a musical that will give you a toe tapping good time. Just charming.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon or want some more serious theatre.

85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Family show, Darling

See it if you have a kid or want to sing along. lovely costumes, great chorus

Don't see it if If you are looking for something more serious

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Awesome

See it if If you're a fan of Sweeney, and like a smaller show. Just plain, good fun. Imaginative with great actors with fabulous voices.

Don't see it if You're looking for the huge productions of past Sweeneys.

91
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if If you want to feel good about humanity. Be prepared to jump out of your seats for a standing ovation of good feelings at the end.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Canada, which means you have no soul:-)

81
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Dated, Great writing, Great acting

See it if To stare at Mr Kline in wonderment. He's an actors dream. Funny, quick, fresh, and has a great cast to back him up.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood to listen to British dialogue and pay attention to the slower details that eventually add up. Sending half is best.

71
Amelie
Midtown W
Cute, Sweet, Slow, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if If you liked the film, a little romance, or Ms. Soo.

Don't see it if If you are looking for something serious or a cohesive plot.

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if The acting is outstanding. There are no weak links.

Don't see it if You don't like to think during theatre.

86
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Because anything with Kate Walsh is bound to be good. She's wonderful in her performance.

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy functional family drama.

84
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Better, Dark, Pared-down, Good-orchestration

See it if You love Glenn Close or Andrew Lloyd Webber. Better than the original , this reprieve simplifies and thereby magnifies the performances.

Don't see it if If you don't like the typical Lloyd-Webber repetitive songs or if you're going to be fussy about her singing. She's an amazing actor.

90
During previews
Great singing, Classic sondheim, Intimate staging, Great staging, Thoughtful

See it if If you like Sondheim's lyrics and heartfelt performances.

Don't see it if If you need a lot of action, or glitzy numbers. It's a more intimate, thoughtful work. Annaleigh always is wonderful and Jake's a delight.

78
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Great acting, Interesting, Groovy, Frustrating, Annoying

See it if If you like crazy, well thought out characters, and watching them evolve over the decades.

Don't see it if You are bothered by narcissists, drunken behavior, or loathful parenting.

81
Great singing, Gorgeous set, Stylized, Flat, Meh

See it if You love Josh Grobin, opera, all things Russian, Chekov, or a great use of space. Set design is fabu and the lighting should win a Tony.

Don't see it if If you want something uplifting, memorable music, actors in your space, or a fun plot.

92
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want to smile for 150 minutes. Joyful production with great energy.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theatre.

90
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of Jimmy Stewart or old school musical theatre as it is meant to be. True bliss.

Don't see it if Only reason not to see this if you are locked away. See it. Be happy. Wished it ran longer.

85
Buyer & Cellar
West Village
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Fun, Great writing

See it if Saw the show in Westport, CT See it if you like Michael Urie, Barbra Striesand, and a show with quick wit and a fast pace.

Don't see it if You're looking for something serious or don't like Barbra.

80
Entertaining, Adorable, Funny, Refreshing, Cute

See it if it was all about Annaliegh Ashford as far as I was concerned. Hilarious and talented woman.

Don't see it if you don't like a farce.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing

See it if So wonderfully acted and gripping, not to mention funny and sad. It was a master class in acting.

Don't see it if You were looking for something light.

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you want to thank me. This was one of the most thoroughly engaging shows in memory.

Don't see it if You don't adore Sutton Foster.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if because you must. It's Sonheim, Lupone, and Cerveris, and that's reason enough.

Don't see it if you're easily squeamish.

87
Funny, Hilarious, Silly, British, Classic

See it if you're a fan of Monty Python and can recite most of the lines by memory.

Don't see it if You don't like silly walks or knights who say Nee.

91
Entertaining, Relevant, High energy, Fun, Engaging

See it if with either Neil Patrick Harris, or the creator John Cameron Mitchell who will blow your mind. They were amazing.

Don't see it if don't like the 80's and drag.

91
Doubt
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing, Masterful

See it if The way theatre is supposed to be. Gripping, intensely acted, meaningful.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light comedy or are sensitive to a discussion of religious topics and childhood assaults.

72
A Delicate Balance
Midtown W
Dated, Great acting, Intense, Overrated, Classic

See it if You love the stars of the show.

Don't see it if If you wanted something fresh from the material. Missed its mark.