Pat 5

Wayne | 65+ | Female
About:  I have been in love with Broadway since discovering piles of old Playbills in my grandmother's closet covering the 30s and 40s! Then I started my own collection in the 60s when I attended college nearby and have never stopped Although I have probably seen the originals of most of the revivals that... Read more Read less
Reviews (35)
59
Overhyped, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Nathan Lane and Kristine Nielsen no matter WHAT they are in and you are open to new interpretations of theater

Don't see it if you are expecting the extraordinary pedigree of this show:cast-director-set design-producer etc to live up to its potential. It doesn't

Also Gary was too weird to be interesting or intriguing or delightful in sp... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you love the movie, Enjoy great staging and costumes and a fun story and love Andy Karl and wife Orfeh

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals ,are looking for a deep story , don’t approve of hookers, Hated the movie

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Wonderful

See it if You have sense of humor and enjoy intimate theater.Unexpectedly clever,fun. Each actor so individually talented. Very simple,clever staging

Don't see it if Are turned off by theme of old sexual politics-old Shakespearean theme, don't like corny musicals .

82
Enchanting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you love musical revivals, superb balletic dancing, voices and great memorable music

Don't see it if you have problems with relationship abuse themes, and dark themes, hate musicals, expect Renee Fleming to have bigger role (stunt casting)

96
Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love musical revivals, great staging,music .Cast wonderful altho Ambrose had great voice but not great acting,Lincoln ctr theater great

Don't see it if if you are a musical revival purist as ending changed, don't like period musicals

90
Intelligent, Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Dated

See it if For historical context- and a fabulous cast probably never to be assembled again.

Don't see it if You don't care for gay themes or dramas

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if you like musical stories,unusual settings, heartwarming characters, loved the original movie, aren't looking for action, just human stories

Don't see it if you don't like musicals of any kind. or new approaches to Musicals. Don't care for ethnic settings or slow, tender, quiet stories

Also Music was haunting and the characters lovely. Very quiet- not sure it'... Read more Read less

96
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if you love classic musicals, can believe in fantasy, love Kelli oHara, like romance, good acting,great singing and incredible dancing

Don't see it if you hate musicals, fantasy, minimal staging,

Also NY City Center is a treasure and it's sad their shows only last a week... Read more Read less

67
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Quirky, Time wasting

See it if you love any or all of the stars or Steve Martin( I went because love Benanti even if she isn't singing ) no matter the weak confusing story

Don't see it if you want a plot, or true comedy or resolution.

96
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like farce, love to laugh,looking for a diversion that will give you two hours of pure idiotic pleasure

Don't see it if You hate farce ,have no sense of humor ,or are dead

95
Clever, Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Cole Porter, great dancing, singing,costumes, corny period pieces

Don't see it if You don't like period 30s shows , corny dialogue, stereotyped characters like bootleggers and floozies but great fun

Also Amazing backstory of research to pull together this old chestnut

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if You love NYC, Like acappella singing, musicals, clever staging

Don't see it if Don't like musicals or acappella singing , Want a focused story as more of a montage of city life

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if u like great choreography /acting, compelling story,clever staging that integrates the musicians and fresh music even if u dont like banjo

Don't see it if you hate musicals, historical stories, the south, the talent of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you love a good old fashioned story, appreciate clever staging,like or love L Benanti, or J Krakowski or Z Levi or enjoy gorgeous music

Don't see it if you hate musicals, good old fashioned love stories , the film You've Got Mail and dont care about great character actors and happy endings

93
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if U love classic musicals. Great sets, costumes, MUSIC! Norm Lewis magical. Michael Crawford was too. 2nd time surprised w such stalker theme

Don't see it if you don't like fantasy musicals

97
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if even if you don't bring kids or grandkids! Spectacular sets and costumes. Aladdin performance a knockout. a Must see.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or fairy tales

97
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like witty musicals. helps to know Shakespeare a bit but not critical. Great performances-lots fun modern references

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

22
Excruciating, Disappointing, Slow

See it if U R want to spend 3 hrs 15 mins watching a single set & actors who purposely pause between every single humorous line-tedious!

Don't see it if You have anything else to do. Such great reviews but had I know it was 3 hrs 15 minutes of navel-gazing dialogue-would never have gone

90
Great staging, Absorbing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Sonny & Cher music ( their fun show still on cable!) Are looking for a fun show,fabulous costumes ,great voices & interesting story

Don't see it if Don’t like her music or 70s/80s period or are a purist ( there are 3 Cher’s!) or don’t like glitz

92
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Wonderful cast, Unexpectedly great music

See it if U love musical revues. appreciate variety of great classics from last century. Stand by Me is alone worth price. Incredibly talented cast

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or reviews; need a story

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you are a kid at heart, like quirky, fanciful stories, incredibly clever staging and funny dialogue and wonderful production values.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy light,silly fun altho you DO NOT need to take a child with you.Took a 70 year old friend to celebrate her birthday! Loved it

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you love clever musicals, new music,interesting staging, authentic women empowerment stories and heartbreaking backstory

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, women empowerment stories,

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to restore your confidence in the human condition; wonderful and heart felt and gut wrenching and so very human

Don't see it if If you don't want to see a 9-11 story, dont' like musicals

84
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like fabulous ensemble casts, intelligent acting, original staging,

Don't see it if You don't like talky dark plays, David Rabe, topics on mental health patients or you need plot /story resolution

Also Seeing Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, F Murray Abraham, Nancy Giles, Rhea Per... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love great acting and great actors . The set was also stunning. You want to see Glenda Jackson at 81 come back to the stage- rare treat

Don't see it if You don’t like lots of dialogue. Are squeamish about facing your senior years . Need an intermission

82
Ambitious, Edgy, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like Clive Owen and Julie Taymor, are curious to see new rendition of play, or like David Hwang

Don't see it if you like Owen or Taymor,expect creativity/ larger than life staging of Lion King ,startling drama & expect to care about characters

92
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging, Superbly entertaining

See it if you love great show music and costumes and a fun story. Saw Donna Murphy who was fabulous.

Don't see it if don't care for Bette Midler., don't like musicals, hated the earlier versions of play and movie.

Also Want people to know that if they are disappointed they can't get decen... Read more Read less

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love Noel Coward, clever dialogue, gorgeous period costumes, Kevin Kline! Kristen Nielsen, witty banter, Kevin Kline!, great stage sets.

Don't see it if you don't like Noel Coward, period pieces, foppish characters, Kevin Kline, almost slapstick antics,

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if You appreciate incredibly creative innovative staging -- if it doesn't get a Tony for that , the system is rigged! You like Josh Groban

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or period settings, funky costumes,high energy performances or intense strobe lighting, or Josh Groban

Also Astounding production. High audience participation- hundreds of people... Read more Read less

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Wonderful overlay of Seurats painting with action on stage. Annaleigh Asford was wonderful as usual. And Josh Gyllenhal can really sing!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or art themes.

90
Clever, Edgy, Original, Funny, Absorbing

See it if u like clever thought provoking theater good for the whole family

Don't see it if u dont like edgy,physical slapstick comedy with a message

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if Sets were paintings. Dancing and ballet sequences divine and reworked story from original film an improvement

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or ballet

94
Entertaining, Must see, Original, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you like good inspiring stories, tho too schmaltzy. Amazing sets-WAsn't prepared to love as much. Lovely music.Matthew Morrison super

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or are tired of Peter Pan flavored shows tho this is based on true story.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you like musicals, inspiring , rousing stories, original content (watch film too) w touch of romance

Don't see it if you are homophobic

98
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you enjoy clever, quirky shows w wonderful sets ,incredible performances- particularly the awesome energy of Jefferson Mays playing 10 roles

Don't see it if U don't like musicals. Must sit close to hear all words, see expressions move story along. Saw 3 times.3d time was too far back to fullyhear