Paul 605631

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (54)
70
Quirky, Cliched, Great acting, Great singing, Confusing

See it if you can appreciate fine actors (particularly the exquisite Emily Afton) giving wonderful performances in a poorly written confusibg show.

Don't see it if you only like traditional Broadway musicals or expect a script with logical motivations and plot.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy well acted ensemble pieces, you want your heart touched, you enjoy out of the box well written drama, you want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you only like musicals or broad comedies, you don't like intimate dramatic theater, if you are uncomfortable with discussions of pro-choice.

87
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy great stand up comedy delivered artfully enough to warrant a Broadway stage and keep the audience rivited, or are Birbiglia fan.

Don't see it if you're not into stand up comedy, expect a lavishly produced Broadway show, or don't like Mike Birbiglia.

100
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you want to hear vintage pop music classics brilliantly performed by one of the best casts in NYC. Family friendly, not to be missed!

Don't see it if you hate juke box musicals, don't like musicals, need a scripted story, or if you are deaf.

89
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy shows about social issues, if you are deaf or are interested in social issues about the deaf community, if you enjoy dramas.

Don't see it if you only like glitzy Broadway musicals or comedies, or only like realusric sets.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you enjoy drama about unique subjects, family dynamics, downs syndrome.

Don't see it if downs syndrome makes you uncomfortable (although you may be enlightened), only like comedies and/or musicals, or only enjoy big lavish shows

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're interested in Billy Jean King or tennis, if you like inventive staging with a terrifically talented cast.

Don't see it if You saw the movie Battle of the Sexes and expect new insights.

63
During previews
Dated, Disappointing, Lighting nice

See it if You like hillbilly rhythm and blues, or are a die hard Jerry Garcia fan and don't know too much about theater.

Don't see it if You get depressed seeing talented actors having their voices hidden by the overzealous band and a vanity project script. They deserve better

89
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you enjoy Thackery's writing, enjoy period pieces staged in a modern inventive way, appreciate The Pearl for the great theater it is.

Don't see it if you don't like period dramas, don't like actors playing multiple roles, only want realistic traditional staging, don't like long shows.

100
During previews
Great acting, Great dancing, Great costumes, Great singing, Great set design

See it if you love Bette Midler or David Hyde-Pierce, want to see an exquisite revival of a great Broadway classic, love musicals, love great theater!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, if you're don't like theater, would prefer watching a Knicks game, you are brain dead.

99
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Profound, Great writing

See it if you want to see a totally new approach to a Williams' classic, love Sally Field, love Williams, want to be moved by a great drama on Broadwy

Don't see it if you only want to see a lavishly detailed stage production of the show as usually done, are not open to new approaches to classics, are dumb.

97
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Epic

See it if you want to see the most brilliantly imagined show ever done on Broadway, if you liked The Lion King cartoon, if you want your heart touched

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, if you don't enjoy brilliance on Broadway, if you only like traditionally staged musicals, if you're stupid.

70
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy old radio dramas, enjoy tales of the supernatural, appreciate wonderful voices as a handful of actors present many characters.

Don't see it if you only like fully staged and produced theater, you don't like reader's theater shows, if you need your stories to have neat resolutions.

50
Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Off the mark, Great costumes

See it if you can appreciate a group of talented hardworking performers lost in a script that misses the mark, and to see a great a great curtain call

Don't see it if you're a Charles Busch fan and can't help but constantly wish that he had been the playwright.

89
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you want to see Broadway's first acapella musical with great singing and solid acting, in an intimate theater. If you appreciate basics.

Don't see it if you don't like beatbox singing, acapella singing, if you prefer traditional big theater Broadway musicals, if you are homophobic.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Cliched, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you can appreciate fine acting even in a less than stellar script, if you want The Sound of Music from a more realistic perspective.

Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with The Sound of Music, you're homophobic, you can't see past minimal production values or only like elaborate production

92
Clever, Entertaining, Epic, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you would enjoy a clever, funny, sometimes touching well-acted Off Off Broadway show with 2 actors who are totally in tune with one another.

Don't see it if you expecte all theater in New York to be big splashy Broadway productions and can"t appreciate fine acting, a clever script and simple set.

90
During previews
Great acting, Original, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate radio drama, if you want to see something totally out of the ordinary, if you like your own imsgination to be stimulated.

Don't see it if you're looking for glitzy production values, if you want a traditional Broadway show experience, if you could never get into radio drama.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing, Ambitious, Overrated

See it if you enjoy great acting and beautifully written dialogue in a Broadway-worthy drama, and enjoy true to life characters with great sub-text.

Don't see it if you are expecting a deeply original and profound theater experience, or if you are expecting the show to live up to the hype. Not happening.

49
During previews
Banal, Confusing, Dizzying, Excruciating, Must see

See it if you can enjoy bad theatre when it's That Bad.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing a talented cast trapped performing a jaw-droppongly bad script and score. Think "Noises Off" without the wit.

30
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you enjoy a very short show that feels way too long because it is so painful to sit through.

Don't see it if you have half a brain in your head, if you can attend a paint drying or a wake instead, if you can ask the IRS to audit you instead...

90
Great acting, Romantic, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You appreciate first rate acting and singing, great production values, learning something surprisingly new about a famous lterary figure.

Don't see it if You can't separate superb performances from a just OK script, if you don't like stylized shows. Cast 100, show only 75-80, so average 90.

65
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you can appreciate actors and a writer in NYC trying to do theater on a shoe string, & if you can cut them some slack for at least trying.

Don't see it if if you're expecting professionally polished writing, professional looking sets, if you can't separate acting skills from the weak script.

79
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Original, Quirky, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy British drama, solid acting, shows about the futility of the life of the working man.

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding plays with heavy dialect, if you're not into drama about the futility of life.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy 60's pop music and great singing. If you liked the Partridge Family or the Bee Gee's this is right up your alley. Smoke first a +.

Don't see it if You're looking for serious musical theatre. Sondheim this isn't. If you don't like 60's music forget it.

92
Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are interested in the Clintons and would and want to see the human side behind their public personas, if you enjoy politics.

Don't see it if You absolutely don't like Hillary and are too closed minded to consider her human motivations that have affected her career.

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy beautifully staged and excellently acted dramas that will resonate with you regardless of your political views.

Don't see it if If you only like musicals, comedies, or plays that are thought provoking and may challenge your beliefs.

70
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Great singing, Insipid

See it if you are a fan of Clay Aiken or are desperate for some Christmas show, ANY Christmas show regardless how good.

Don't see it if you are expecting a Broadway quality production, from the set to the backup singers. Mediocre except some exceptional Clay Aiken moments.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a brilliantly written and acted show, beautifully produced. Sit in the balcony if you have bladder issues, 110 minutes long.

Don't see it if you are homophobic and don't want your dated views to be challenged, or if you only like musicals or comedies.

87
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Set amazing, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in well acted relationship dramas that have well thought out motivations, you appreciate brilliant set and lighting.

Don't see it if you'd are offended by full male nudity and/or gay themes, if you only like big Broadway productions or comedies/musicals.

91
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if Your interested in the stock market, like great acting and great staging, like relevant theater.

Don't see it if you're not at all interested in business or the stock market.

99
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You think you know who Michael Moore is or what he is about. You will be surprised to learn how he got where he is and how funny karma is.

Don't see it if You are a constipated conservative with a tightly closed mind. If you are a conservative who is willing to hear the truth about Moore, go!

75
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you like Charles Ludlum comedies, enjoy seeing physically challenged actors being given opportunities on stage, you like non-musical comedie

Don't see it if you're looking for naturalistic stage plays, are uncomfortable with seeing actors with physical challenges.

70
Romantic, Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you've seen the film "Amelie" and loved it, love Phillips Soo, want to see a non-conventional musical, don't mind a so-so score.

Don't see it if you're expecting deeply moving or exciting Broadway moments, if you haven't seen the film "Amelie" (or you may get a bit lost).

95
For a previous production
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting, Must see

See it if you appreciate farcical British comedy such as Benny Hill, Monty Python, the IT Crowd, if you appreciate exquisite physical comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like wacky British comedy, if you did not like Noises Off, if you only like your theater to be "serious" or "deep."

98
Great acting, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you're a fan of Glenn Close or Andrew Lloyd Webber, if you want to see a classic Webber show with a symphony orchestra and great performance

Don't see it if you are expecting a lavish set, don't like musicals, are not a fan of historical Hollywood, don't know what is brilliant.

96
Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate a wonderfully written and acted comedy from the Golden Age of Broadway which is very relavent to today's media & politics.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy long (3 acts) literate straight plays that are not musicals, if you don't like paying close attention to follow the story.

90
Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you are a Wizard of Oz fan, if you enjoy shows that incorporate latest technology, want to learn little known facts about the MGM film.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Judy Garland or the MGM film of The Wizard of Oz, if you like traditionally staged shows, are not into technology.

95
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Inspiring, Masterful

See it if you like South African music, you want to hear brilliant singers, you want to kick off the Christmas season in a unique way, enjoy concerts.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy mini-concerts, you can't appreciate different cultures, are looking for a traditional musical,you don't like being enchanted

95
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You love modern original musical theatre, Tolstoy, daring staging and musicality & want to see the debut of someone becoming a Broadway star

Don't see it if you are a purist about "period" pieces, don't like classics set to modern music, don't care if you miss the debut of a future star Denee B.!

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if you can appreciate fine acting by older experienced actors and if you are interested in Sarah Berhardt and Eleanora Dusa.

Don't see it if if you don't like a collection of one acts with the same actors, if you need fancy production values and don't like minimal staging.

72
Ambitious, Relevant, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if you're into well produced Off Off Broadway theater and can appreciate a sincere effort from the heart, even though it's far from Broadway.

Don't see it if you can't keep it together when presented with a hokey resolution, if you can't appreciate each song and performance for it's own sake.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to be surprised that Andrew Lloyd Weber has actually written a first rate show, if you love Broaway musicals, if you like the film.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, you don't enjoy laughing or being totally entertained, or if you only appreciate "serious" theater.

90
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you would enjoy 3 exquisite actresses mesmerize you with the most delicious Southern drawls and would enjoy scenes like vintage photos.

Don't see it if you need a neatly tied up ending or don't like sensitive period shows whose major asset are rich, sensitive characaters, or need action.

77
Entertaining, Dizzying, Clever, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You haven't seen Cirque before, if you enjoy acrobatic, circus like performances.

Don't see it if You have seen Cirque before and expect their usual brilliance and originality. Until the twins appear it doesn't feel like a Cirque show.

91
During previews
Must see, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you want to see one of the most visually exciting Rockettes show in years and a gorgeous Valentine to NYC and if first time visitor to NYC!

Don't see it if you're going to be super critical of choreography (other than the perfect kick line, the dancing is lackluster compared to past shows).

92
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if Love well written beautifully acted shows that give you insights into life and love.

Don't see it if You want all issues happily tied up with a romantic bow.

95
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Original

See it if You enjoy equisite ensemble acting, a show about the fluidity of sexuality, something different.

Don't see it if You are homophobic, are bisexual and haven't come to terms with it, if you are cheating on your girlfriend with your best friend.

90
During previews
Great acting, Original, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You enjoy an original take on the classics and enjoy wonderful committed acting, and if you enjoy something different.

Don't see it if you're a purist when it comes to the classics or if you're going expecting to see your grandmother's version of The Seagull.

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You enjoy profound creative theatre that will move and enlighten you. The lead actor is brilliant. If you enjoy theatre that stays with you.

Don't see it if You don't like brilliant serious dramatic theatre in which case you should watch TV instead.