Roger 6083

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (320)
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

79
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh. Second act hysterical. Lots of fun. If you have never seen this musical before...go.

Don't see it if You saw this show many years ago at the York; cast was better then. This production is good but falls short.

79
During previews
Great acting

See it if You like Michael & Audra. Funny and romantic. Superior acting. Well staged. Good set. Two lonely hearts connect.

Don't see it if Lots of sexual references & intercourse scenes disturb you. Play repetitious, but you won’t be bored!!

68
During previews
Irish, irish, o'casey

See it if you like Irish plays about the war, if you like O'Casey, if you want to complete the trilogy. Great set, good acting.

Don't see it if you find the Irish accents difficult; if you don't want to hear yelling all the time; if you are tired of the Irish ranting and raving. Long

70
During previews
Socrates
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you like Michael Stuhlbarg who is excellent. If you are interested in Socrates' arguments and thoughts.

Don't see it if you want an exciting drama. This is slow, almost three hours, all talk, little action. Well done but tedious.

61
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like the various wonderful actors in this play. An interesting script, fast paced production, one must pay attention to every word.

Don't see it if you want an easy to follow story. So confusing-what is real what is imagined what is the story who is who,hard to even say what it was about

Also Actors are excellent.

25
The White Devil
West Village
Excruciating, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you are curious. Red Bull usually does good things.

Don't see it if you dislike bare stage, no set. Audience on three sides. Written in 1600's yet modern dress, nothing made sense, ending absurd use of drills

Also A real disappointment for Red Bull. Poorly directed, poor choices. The... Read more Read less

75
Important o'casey, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are an Irish theater fan. An important play about Irish wars. The set is fantastic, look right, left, up, around, hallways.

Don't see it if the irish accents bother you, some are hard to understand. It helps to read playbill explaining Irish history in a nutshell.

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

48
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Inconsequential silly, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Susan Sarandon; she is good.

Don't see it if You want a well written play; this is not it. Entire play is a set-up for the “big moment“ at end. So contrived, so simplistic.

Also The daughter role is particularly idiotic.

41
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want a plotless a cappella “musical”. About 8 lost souls addicted on technology meet for sessions like an AA meeting.

Don't see it if You want a story, if you want intelligent lyrics. No set, just 8 chairs. Three sided audience, backs to you, hard to hear. Dull characters

Also Nothing much happens. Plays as confessions been done many times before... Read more Read less

59
During previews
Crazy, nutsy, wild

See it if you like Shepard, if you like dysfunctional families, if you like insane dialogue. Interesting, wild imaginative set, lots to look at.

Don't see it if You dislike crazy families doing crazy things (yelling, throwing items, being pulled by a horse in the mud) all for no sane reason.

Also Two and a half long long hours. A few funny bits, but not enough.

79
Great choreography, Entertaining

See it if You like musicals fast paced lots of fun. The three Cher’s excellent. Choreography superb. Forgettable but enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher and the songs she sang. Even that should not deter you.

95
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Excellent, funny & serious

See it if you want a well written well acted play. Adam Driver is mesmerizing! Lots of funny lines, lots of serious thoughts. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical. This is a drama. That would be the only reason not to see it.

70
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun musical. Lots of jokes. Good acting. Moves quickly. Reg Rogers terrific.

Don't see it if you dislike low class jokes, sex jokes. The changes from the movie are disappointing. Trying to be politically correct & feminist flops.

Also Instead of a soap opera role this "she" gets, it is changed to a nurse... Read more Read less

66
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see this historic play. Tony Yazbek always a treat to watch.

Don't see it if you dislike the CSC staging..three sides, hard to hear, some actors back to audience. Story hard to follow. No set to speak of.

79
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want a feel good story. About Blacks but not racially oriented. Jay Mazyck is only 19, plays the lead, is excellent! Set is marvelous.

Don't see it if you dislike contrived plots which this is. But the acting and sets make up for this.