Patricia 9040

New York City

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Reviews (16)
79
Relevant, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you enjoy music from another culture and like a show that moves from humor to poignancy.

Don't see it if you dislike songs not in English, and have little patience for a show that builds slowly to its point.

78
Intimate, literary, engaging

See it if you like a show that draws on literary allusions and represents one person's moment of transcendence.

Don't see it if you don't want to see what is essentially a monologue.

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy a show that makes you laugh, and that is well done with flair.

Don't see it if you are looking for the repeat of the movie. The premise has changed and you need to be open to it on its own terms.

81
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy hearing about people’s working lives in song and words.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals or shows that do not have a plot.

78
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Dizzying, Confusing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show that deals with a little known historical figure played by a wonderful actress and a great supporting cast.

Don't see it if You don't like overly long shows that jump around in time and place so that the chronology is unclear.

90
During previews
Socrates
East Village
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are fascinated by Socrates and curious about his relationship with Plato

Don't see it if You have limited patience for lots of talking and a show that although brilliantly acted could be edited down.

78
Great acting, Great singing, Dated, Wonderful music

See it if you love the music and for the great Rosemary Harris and Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if If you cannot tolerate the truly insufferable character of Henry Higgins.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if The show deals with real issues of racism in early Hollywood but does so with tremendous humor.

Don't see it if The second act, while setting up an interesting conceit, goes on far too long.

92
Exquisite, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a beautifully acted play that deals with memory and how someone who is gone can still seem so present.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that work on a less intiimate scale.

82
Seared
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a well-acted engaging show concerning the tension between a creative urge and the need to satisfy one's customers.

Don't see it if You are looking for clear character development and epiphany.

82
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a show that deals with real-world issues, and the conflict between individuality and the pull of traditions and family

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play that deals with contemporary issues.

83
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like good music and lyrics, a plot that grapples with the terrible cost of Jim Crow, and a story that features strong supportive women.

Don't see it if you don't want a show that leaves you feeling sad despite an attempt at an upbeat ending.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you like a cleverly staged, engrossing, thought-provoking play that also has implications for the contemporary world.

Don't see it if you don't like a show that is based on real events and characters.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like reworking of Greek myths, wonderful music and acting, clever staging.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by a rather confused picture of Hades, and the insertion of current political points.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Beautiful set, Well-acted, Helf interest

See it if You enjoy seeing the father-daughter relationship highlighted and want to consider the line between conscience and stubborness.

Don't see it if it bothers you that the wife says little and does not express her sentiments to her husband and the daughter does an about-face.

79
Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if It pulls on the heartstrings and deals with a real event.

Don't see it if The individuals it chooses to focus on fall into standard categories that Broadway often highlights.