Pam 7291

Tenafly
About:  A self-described culture vulture. Particular lover of classic and avant-garde theatre, but have been known to venture into a musical and walk out singing.
Reviews (16)
90
During previews
Raunchy, Edgy, Confusing, Great acting, Clever

See it if Outrageous play combining cultural highs (iambic pentameter, musings on the downfall of Roman civilization), and outstanding acting.

Don't see it if Don't go if you don't like references to bodily fluids (lots of them), penis jokes, fart jokes and clown noises.

Also Lane's part and delivery reminded me alot of Producers or Forum...extr... Read more Read less

88
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love great acting (Bryan Cranston), great writing (Chayefesky) and extraordinary direction (Ivo van Hove) and stage design.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light evening of entertainment.

Also Unfortunately, Tony Goldwyn and Tatiana Maslany were distinctly unrema... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great staging

See it if You love great theatre. This piece really holds up 15 years later...with all the current parallels in politics (Trump/Roy Cohen, Russia)

Don't see it if If you are looking for a fluff-piece. This is about AIDS, politics and not for the faint of heart.

Also I only saw part II. I was enthralled by Nathan Lane, but disappointed ... Read more Read less

94
Grand, Great fun, Great staging, Great dancing, Enchanting

See it if Bernadette Peters. Full stop!

Don't see it if you want to cry. This show left everyone clapping and smiling.

85
Diary of a Madman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Must see

See it if you are enthralled with extraordinary acting, based on a Russian classic. This one man show by Ilia Volok was breathtaking to watch.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and frothy, big productions, music, dancing

75
Great singing, Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love everything that Mark Rylance is in, and you love baroque opera. The countertenor singing Farinelli was miraculous .

Don't see it if You are looking for a thought-provoking drama with sparkling wit and writing, of which there was neither. Rylance deserves better writing!

95
Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Inspiring, Enchanting

See it if you want to understand what inspires and motivates the artist Springsteen, or if you can't get enuf Springsteen music.

Don't see it if you are looking for a simple medley of Springsteen songs by Springsteen. This show is soooo much more!

92
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Quirky, Funny

See it if You are having trouble dealing with the results of the current election and want to be inspired to do something about it.

Don't see it if You voted for Trump, own guns, or are thinking of it.

90
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Delightful, Glorious

See it if You love the score of My Fair Lady, and thought no one could ever do it justice...this production does!

Don't see it if It is a very traditional musical, produced very close to the 60s version, so its no Hamilton...no rap, or fireworks, just beautiful music.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Stirring, Must see

See it if Mockingbird encompassed a great night at the theatre: great acting, writing, set design, and timely topics

Don't see it if If you are looking for a light evening out, this is not the show for you!

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Masterful

See it if You appreciate great acting, and writing. Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf sizzle as the older versions of the naive Alison Pill.

Don't see it if You are looking for lighthearted entertainment. The ending is profoundly dismal.

Also Great ensemble plays for women are not rare, but rarely pulled off wel... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you appreciate great acting, intimate pieces in intimate spaces, and plays about the 'big issues' of life.

Don't see it if you like fluff pieces.

Also This gem needs to go to Broadway! A beautiful play, about the importan... Read more Read less

85
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Timely

See it if you like social commentary buried inside historical drama. Also, the acting is phenomenal and the set design is inspired.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light evening of entertainment.

94
Exquisite, Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if you want a high-stepping, high-flying surprise of raucousness.

Don't see it if you want a quiet evening and thought provoking story

60
Delightful, Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated, Sweet

See it if you love Carole King or music from the 60s, and want to leave the theatre singing and dancing

Don't see it if you are looking to learn life lessons, or a think piece

91
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You want to see spectacular acting by Clive Owen and Jian ha (spelling)?

Don't see it if You are looking for a place to dance and sing..this is a think piece.