Prue R

Sydney | 35-49 | Female
About:  Regular Broadway theatre-goer in NYC since 2009, living there 2014-2018 but now only a tourist again.
Reviews (69)
92
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love to see great actors do their thing, and intelligent, meaningful, but funny, plays

Don't see it if you don't like "talky" plays

77
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like to be moved by well-written plays

Don't see it if you don't like plays with a lot of talking, there is a lot, almost all spoken aloud by Joshua Jackson

73
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see the amazing cast sing this gorgeous score.. but...

Don't see it if you might find the plot disturbing in the way I did, I couldn't find all the joy in the end like I think I was supposed to

78
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if well it's closed now, but if you are interested in the olden days, where castrati were used to keep boy sopranos singing with that range

Don't see it if if you don't like a style of breaking the fourth wall a little

78
Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy the occasional drink and party

Don't see it if you're looking for something deep, this is the shallow end but it's fun

94
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love having fun and feeling good

Don't see it if you hate classic musicals

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You think the idea of a young black woman in the Wild West era getting up to adventures sounds fun (it is)

Don't see it if you want a serious play (this is a musical!)

96
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you admire brilliant physical comedy (I was enthralled by Andy's facial expressions, some of them quite subtle)

Don't see it if I can't predict who will love this, but I just know that not everybody does as much as I did.

92
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you like smart, well-written, AND fun musicals!

Don't see it if you don't think you could find real-life farce related to Iraq funny in any way

80
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if you see theatre to understand all types of people

Don't see it if you are looking for a fun show

93
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if you enjoy quick-witted, well-written, tricky-plotted stories! (I went twice to see both leads, both were fantastic in both roles)

Don't see it if you don't like family drama

94
Indecent
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Profound

See it if you want to be challenged by deep thinking as well as entertained

Don't see it if you're not good at keeping track of multiple threads, and/or actors playing multiple characters

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Must see

See it if you like pop/rock musicals (I find it hard to imagine you don't know by now if you like the music from Wicked)

Don't see it if you don't like musicals (I mean even if it's not your taste don't you want to know why it's so long-running?).

75
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like colour and prettiness

Don't see it if you don't care for Disney

79
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense, Slow

See it if you like seeing a thought-provoking social commentary in a play

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of long, in-depth speeches by characters

80
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy biopic stories/films, and/or the stars

Don't see it if you don't care for cosmetics/business history or high belting

92
Exquisite, Great writing, Must see, Intense, Funny

See it if you enjoy having your heart-warmed

Don't see it if you hate Celtic-sounding music

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like to be inspired by stories of artists who risk a lot to pursue their passion

Don't see it if you don't like rock musicals, or if you are looking for a big chorus (this is a cast of 3)

85
Falsettos
Midtown W
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, Profound

See it if you are moved by stories of diverse families and friends getting along through thick and thin

Don't see it if you get bored easily (the first act can feel slow at times, although it's sweet, the second act is more action-packed)

87
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like clever family stories, with modern themes

Don't see it if you get annoyed by mean and selfish characters

100
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you want to be very impressed, and very entertained

Don't see it if she irritates you (I know there are some out there!)

73
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you want to see an actor in an impressive

Don't see it if you work in a restaurant, too close to home

89
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Masterful

See it if you love being emotionally impacted by plays

Don't see it if you feel like a fun or light play

85
Intelligent, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you love the pop music of the 60s and 70s.

Don't see it if you want to see something modern and edgy

92
Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you can go back to last year and see Kristin Chenoweth do it

Don't see it if you hate screwball

77
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you like bright colours and fun music!

Don't see it if you are overwhelmed by loud shows

89
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like the movie, and you enjoy energetic musicals

Don't see it if you don't like the movie (it's fairly faithful)

87
Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy a sweeter, quieter musical once in a while

Don't see it if you are looking for a big sing-and-dance musical, this is smaller and sweeter

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Riveting

See it if well it's over now, but if you want to see a masterful combination of stories with great singing and dancing

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of speaking, this is mostly sung through

92
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you love beautiful staging and dance, and music

Don't see it if you hate classic musicals

95
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like seeing amazing chemistry and comedy

Don't see it if you hate the classic musicals

71
The End of Longing
West Village
Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're probably going as a fan of Matthew or Jennifer, which is fine

Don't see it if you're very critical (I'm just noting that some of them really hated it)

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Intense

See it if you want to hear what all the fuss in the 80s was about

Don't see it if you don't like epic, tragic stories

75
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Resonant

See it if you like the music, or want to see some really great British import performers, and of course, Glenn Close

Don't see it if you don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber music

90
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy witty banter, and cleverly written family drama. I hadn't seen The Doll's House, didn't feel it mattered at all.

Don't see it if divorce/broken family themes are too close to home

78
Amelie
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you have time (they have great cheap seats at the box office this final week)

Don't see it if you're locked into the movie, it feels a little different

94
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if honestly I saw it with the original cast, I have no idea if it's still just as good, but if you enjoy comedy, go and see it.

Don't see it if you don't like gross-out comedy at all.

80
For a previous production
Funny, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy bloopers, or any sort of pratfalls

Don't see it if you don't like "Noises Off", or any sort of physical comedy

82
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like suspenseful thrillers

Don't see it if you don't like seeing dark and disturbing plays, although this has a sense of humour too

79
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Clever, Edgy, Great singing, Great acting, Profound

See it if you enjoy edgier musicals with darker themes

Don't see it if you are disturbed by the idea of a musical exploring repression, religion etc in a small town

75
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Edgy

See it if you love New York, and would enjoy a light-hearted look at a few local stories, and if you're a fan of the amazing cast members

Don't see it if you don't like a capella sounds, or if you are looking for something fairly deep and important

94
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you can get a ticket (right now I'm assuming you either have a ticket or you have missed out)

Don't see it if you don't like Sutton Foster, or female-centric shows

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if you love big chorus numbers, with lots of tap dancing and costume changes! Also if you love old movie musicals such as the one it's based on

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh, modern style of plot. This is stylish, but slightly cheesy old-fashioned fun.

83
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy family drama

Don't see it if you want something funny, it's fairly dark overall with some humour

79
Cats
Midtown W
Absorbing, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are happy to be dazzled by pretty dancing and are interested in why it was such a hit in the 80s (if too young at the time for example)

Don't see it if you are looking for a strong/modern/edgy plot, it's a fairly light plot structure around the singing and dancing

81
Clever, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if you like a bit of slapstick or broad humour

Don't see it if you dislike silly impressions in comedy

75
Do I Hear a Waltz?
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Melissa Errico

Don't see it if you are expecting Rodgers and Sondheim at their peaks

94
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Exquisite, Great writing, Must see, Great singing

See it if you enjoy more contemporary pop musicals

Don't see it if you don't like stories centred around women

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy cheesy 70s music

Don't see it if you don't like spoofs

70
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if you have never seen it

Don't see it if depending on the cast these days