Roger 6083

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (335)
79
During previews
Mrs. Doubtfire
Midtown W
Amusing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you liked Tootsie, man wearing woman's clothes, etc. Rob McClure is excellent, he is constantly on stage, singing, tap dancing, two voices..

Don't see it if you did not like Tootsie. This musical is over-filled with dance numbers, costumes, all very hectic. Tell Zaks to cut cut cut.

Also Tis fun but not memorable. Lacking warmth.

79
Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like big over the top flashy musicals. Great costumes, fun staging, lots to look at. Aaron Tveit and Tam Mutu terrific.

Don't see it if You saw the movie and did not like. Same thing. No original songs..all old songs worked in. Dialogue simple, story silly, but well done fun.

Also If women in scantily dressed outfits, waving their butts at the audien... Read more Read less

49
Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to support The Mint which. usually does fine productions.

Don't see it if You want an interesting plot or you want good acting. Actors barely project. Two different short plays both of which should remain unknown.

50
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Inconsistent, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a zany play, looney angry people fighting with each other, who all get along by the end. The set is gorgeous.

Don't see it if You want a well written play with believable characters. This is not that play. Playwright Greenberg, usually good, disappoints.

Also Many left at intermission. The actors, many seasoned pros, nice to wat... Read more Read less

77
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Fun, Good choreography, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Encores. A fully staged show, great costumes, wonderful tap dancing. Always interesting to see a forgotten musical revived.

Don't see it if You want chemistry between the two lovers. Sills screams too much and Socha is good but miscast. Production good but book has problems.

55
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Dated

See it if You want a fun easy musical. Cast good, costumes interesting, very watchable.

Don't see it if You want a well written new molly brown version. This is not it. Seems as if all scenes stolen from past musicals. Too wordy. Way too long.

Also Malone good but miscast as Molly. She overacts. Acts like Annie from A... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want a fun good time. Some of the bits very clever. You will laugh and smile.

Don't see it if You have not seen a lot of broadway shows. This show makes fun of and twists recent broadway shows. A few sketches fall flat; cast uneven.

85
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a silly fun time. Takes place inside a cell phone. Nicely staged, good costumes. Listen carefully to the words. Very clever.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with smart phones. You must understand words like Reset Delete Virus Firewall Emoji. Singers belt songs which young ...

Also kids love. Although the story is good guy vs bad guy, finding love, wh... Read more Read less

79
Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want up see two wonderful actors. Cariou fabulous. Story of old age and when to go to retirement home has humor, pathos, anger, heart.

Don't see it if You are tired of jokes about aging. Typical and predictable. But the acting is so good, definitely worthwhile.

Also Great set.

51
Dated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like old costume zany silly plot plays.

Don't see it if You want a modern zany silly plot play. This is very dated. Mistaken identity, stereotypes, love betrayed...two and a half long long hours.

55
During previews
Slow slow slow

See it if you like musicals and want to hear Maury Yeston's music and lyrics. Sung by 5 singers. A pleasant evening but ...

Don't see it if want an all out musical. This is just song after song, no story. No scenery.Most songs I had never heard of before. Singers are just okay

54
During previews
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You like puzzles, magic like seances. Four character play but only revolves around two.

Don't see it if You want a coherent plot. Kinda supernatural mind reading. No set. Sometimes in bright light sometimes in all darkness. An obvious plant in

Also audience. Poor mind reading gimmick.

75
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Indulgent, Absorbing

See it if You like Judith Ivey who is excellent. About a mining town, relationships and tough love. Very original story. Creative set.

Don't see it if You dislike seeing depressing stories, mentally challenged child, unhappy endings. Uneven plot. Some things work, some don’t.

49
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want to see every Macbeth. Corey Stoll good.

Don't see it if You want the complete Macbeth-this version is cut. No scenery at all. Hard to hear, audience on three sides. Confusing sometimes who’s who.

Also Does not feel Shakespearean.

80
Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see MB Washington give a tour de force performance. Well directed, seamless costume changes. A riveting mesmerizing evening.

Don't see it if you have seen the original. This is a revival and unchanged. You must listen to every word. One person play. No "action". Not for everyone.

Also About race, identity and the Crown Heights riots (I learned a lot; the... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Pleasant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like Horton Foote. Acting excellent especially Aiden Quinn. Good old fashioned play.

Don't see it if you don't like unanswered questions. The main plot is unresolved. Not Horton Foote's best, but still okay.

49
During previews
Slow, Intelligent, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to follow Tony Kushner’s career. An early play revised. Scholarly writing, intelligently presented.

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays, wordy plays, pretentious writing, unnecessary updates.

69
Intense, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in Catholicism, religion, finding oneself. Four confused souls talk in the night.

Don't see it if sitting for two hours no intermission is too hard for you. Lots of dialogue, one must listen, not much action. Not sure if there is a plot.

Also Not sure what the point of this whole experience is/was. Maybe that is... Read more Read less

78
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Mary Louise Parker who gives a great performance. A complicated interesting story which I am still figuring out.

Don't see it if You want easy light weight theater. This play can be depressing...cancer suicide murder loneliness...(but really about so much more).

Also Two character play with little action but lots happens through a narra... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Intense, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in the gay aids crisis, it’s effects on today’s gay community. Fabulous directing, good acting. Very moving.

Don't see it if explicit talk about gay sex bothers you. Part I almost four hours as is Part II. If only see one part, see part I.

Also First half of Part II slow and almost irrelevant to overall story. Las... Read more Read less

50
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to learn the story of woman leaking classified government info. Transcript of actual arrest.

Don't see it if You want a long show. Only one hour. Reconfigured theater first few rows moved to oppposite side of stage. Too often someone’s back is

Also facing you so hard to hear. No set.

70
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Entertaining, Confusing, Funny

See it if You like Hwang. Clever interesting original. Lots of wigs, costumes, dance numbers; need to listen and pay attention.

Don't see it if You want a clear cut plot. This is confusing. Part dream, part zaney musical. Hard to follow. Very political.

69
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Long, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You like Letts. Main actor terrific. Worth seeing for his performance. First act fun. Second act slow.

Don't see it if Full nudity man & women bothers you. Lots of sex talk. Sitcom-ish. Too many one liners. Almost like stand-up comedian show.

Also Some relationships strain credulity. Second act lots of filler.

79
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you like Pinter and terrific acting. Must listen, pay attention, and watch. Ideas, relationships, trust,changing desires, lots happening.

Don't see it if you want a chronological play; this is not. if you want great set; this has none; if you want a plot and story; this has but thin.

81
During previews
Continuity
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a fun time. Laughed a lot. Making a B movie with B actors about climate change. Some very funny bits.

Don't see it if Repetition of word f...k offends you. Some characters superficial & stock stereotypes (done on purpose) but may wear thin for some.

Also Preachy ending. But refreshing to see not the usual family sitcoms or ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing disappointing, Disappointing

See it if You like Sondheim. The performance of Patti Lupone wonderful. The book has been changed...”updated” which some may like.

Don't see it if You saw other productions and liked. Katrina Lenk does not sing well enough for the lead. Staging is strange...boxes moving around.

Also Added scene of Bobbie thinking while in bed with date unnecessary and ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like Albee. Rupert Everett is excellent Laurie Metcalf overacts a bit but is riveting. Funny yet disturbing play-interesting mix.

Don't see it if Length is a problem...almost 3 hours. Lots of shouting, anger, tough dialogue. Not a happy play.

56
West Side Story
Midtown W
Strange, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You are curious to see what they have done to a classic. Interesting use of projections.

Don't see it if You loved the original play or movie. The projections distract audience away from actors. Who is a Jet who is a Shark confusing.

Also The gang members are mean, tough, not likable. Tattoos, short skirts, ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want an original intelligent show. Not a sitcom no cursing no sex no nudity no gender issues....a well written, acted, staged experience

Don't see it if You don’t like shows with various time periods that can be difficult to follow. Attention must be paid. Although a musical, no big numbers.

Also Singing more like talking with music. Very intelligent very interestin... Read more Read less

20
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in Mexican immigration to the US.

Don't see it if You want an absorbing story. This rambles, goes nowhere, is repetitious and slow. Lots of yelling. One character heard only on telephone.

Also Dialogue like a bad sit-com. Sound in theater needs updating!

69
Repetitious, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like Laura Linney. She is terrific.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows. Story not very interesting.

49
Dull dull, Disappointing

See it if You saw the movie and are curious. Acting good

Don't see it if You want good lyrics. Amanda Green ruins Duncan Sheik’s music. The show would be better as a straight play no music no singing.

Also The actors don’t sing as well as they act.

81
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want a fun wonderful time. Lily Dare goes from orphan to cabaret star to madame. Lots of scenes, super costumes, cast terrific.

Don't see it if You do not like drag queens/ Charles Busch. That would be the only negative.

78
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You like interesting staging. A 1937 play by German writer warning about mob mentality, group guilt, Excellent acting. Lots to think about.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fun drama. This is serious stuff. I’ve seen several Park Avenue Armory productions; this was the least spectacular

Also An event. An experience. Sound and lighting extraordinary.

69
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like sit-coms. Acting is excellent, both Jane Alexander and Cromwell superb. Nice set. Young audience laughing hysterically.

Don't see it if Constant sexual references annoy you. Stupid sex jokes, raw sex talk, contrived plot points, some characters just filler.

69
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You liked Once. Similar, same creative team.

Don't see it if You loved Once ..Music, singing, costumes, staging not as good. Movie was much better. No real set..lots of walking around.

68
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Strong accents, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like Irish plays, Irish sensibility. Small downstairs theater...interesting clever set.

Don't see it if You find Irish accents hard to understand, three characters, monologues, little interaction. Last fifteen minutes alot happens-confusing.

69
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Tennessee Williams’ plays. Acting good.

Don't see it if You dislike overacting and much screaming. Staging a bit confusing as to inside/outside house. Directing should have more serious scenes.

69
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You have never seen Evita. Beautiful music, good songs, that is a given.

Don't see it if You have ever seen Evita. This falls short. Too heavy on the choreography. Mostly bare stage. Peron miscast. Cast tries hard but misses.

Also Poor directing. Evita’s dress hangs from ceiling, she has no balcony f... Read more Read less

79
Disappointing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want great acting especially Aaron Monaghan the lead. Great lighting & sound. An experience. Must like Shakespeare's history plays.

Don't see it if you want action..mostly talk. Hard to follow story, accents difficult, long. Only for fans of Shakespeare's history plays. Slow.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You like Will Eno. Interesting concept, thoughtfully executed.

Don't see it if You want a plot. Actors play several roles. Characters are inter-related by similar events, phrases, gestures which is hard to follow.

Also Many short scenes. An intellectual exercise. Maybe better to read this... Read more Read less

70
Seared
Midtown W
Great set, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Raul who is wonderful. Krysta also excellent. Well directed. Entertaining.

Don't see it if You want character development. These are one dimensional. Story kinda thin, silly, repetitious. But you will not be bored. However ...

Also not Rebeck’s finest.

79
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Interesting, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if Like hip hop type talking to music. The choreography (movements) is outstanding. Band excellent. Two male leads superb. Moves quickly.

Don't see it if If you don’t like hip hop. No sets. Thin plot. Musical has no melody or singable songs. Like Hadestown and Hamilton not Rogers & Hammerstein

70
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Historical, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want super acting by entire cast; staging and directing are outstanding. Those three things make it worthwhile.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Lyndon Johnson,s presidency. Lots of history. Almost like a documentary.

45
Sunday
Chelsea
Pointless nonsensical boring

See it if You are twenty or younger.

Don't see it if You are over twenty or if you are a smart under twenty. Poor acting, bad writing, hard to hear, “actors” don’t project. Amateurish.

83
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want superior acting. Many find play confusing but if you listen and pay attention, it is clear. Lighting and directing excellent.

Don't see it if You want glitzy easy plots. Be prepared to think. Only 80 minutes.

93
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like quirky clever looney fun shows. Staging & sets excellent. Story about first fast food place in USA. Very funny.

Don't see it if You are looking for great music & lyrics..you will be disappointed. But story & acting make up for any flaws.

Also It helps to be familiar with Macbeth as this is a parallel story. Char... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Riveting, Edgy, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like outrageous. First 45 min very very funny. Black/white (ish) relationships. Original, different. Excellent acting. Interesting sets.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by race, slavery etc. plays. Long play, no intermission. Very raw, some nudity, but extremely funny. Not for all.

Also second half at therapy session too long, should be cut.

58
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You want to learn about Black woman baseball player. True story.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced show. This is repetitious. Although big cast feels like one person play with monologues

65
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Flawed play, great set, Disappointing

See it if You like family dramas. Takes twists and turns. Super set. Acting good.

Don't see it if You have seen Margulies’ other plays. This one falls short. Plot points ridiculous. Everyone lies but lies become forced and contrived.

Also An interesting premise but in order to move play along, in order to ke... Read more Read less