Roger 6083

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (353)
90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You crave interesting & complicated. Acting, directing excellent. Joshua Harmon always writes well. A Jewish story that needs to be to told.

Don't see it if If you want light joyous humorous evening. 3 hours 10 minutes may be too long for some.

Also This is an important play. May need some cutting, gets a bit preachy a... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you like the stars especially Tony Yazbeck who is a great tap dancer. All the performers excellent. Very watchable.

Don't see it if you want a cohesive interesting plot. Each character goes on an LSD trip-Gary Grant, Aldous Huxley & Clare Boothe Luce, thin made-up story.

79
During previews
Great choreography, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you like the stars, Jackman & Foster; if you like big spectacular musicals; if you love over the top choreography. Fun show kid dancing wow!

Don't see it if you want a pure Music Man. Very glitzy, too much dancing takes over the show, Hugh & Sutton do a tap dance together…doesn’t fit the show.

Also Too much showing off. Jackman smiles so much, he is too nice, doesn’t ... Read more Read less

78
Intelligent, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You want original music and interesting staging. Old myth of Orpheus reimagined. Clever, inventive, different.

Don't see it if You want an old fashioned musical with singable tunes. I could not get “into it” but many loved it.

65
Banal, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see the Black experience in a play rehearsal run by Whites. Interesting cause play originally written years ago never performed

Don't see it if You don’t want to see same old black/white conflict. Show takes place years ago so is truly dated. Kinda bland.

Also Good acting.

89
Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like dark plays with troubled characters. Excellent staging and acting. Long show yet moves quickly. Very original very interesting.

Don't see it if You want a feel good happy funny play. This is not that. It is not a typical musical; mostly quiet slow songs.

Also I did not recognize many of Dylan’s songs; most were sung slowly and q... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining pleasant, Delightful

See it if You like Irving Berlin songs. A musical review of his career with 6 dancer/singers. Very talented. Tap dancing superb. A Randy Skinner show.

Don't see it if You want to hear Berlin’s most popular songs. Most are not included. Bare stage with some digital posters.

73
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to have fun, be engaged with the performers and like Rap singing. An interesting premise about the power and importance of women.

Don't see it if you want a musical with beautiful songs and lyrics. Too many songs are belted and loud. All forgettable. Young audience loved but I did not.

80
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like Victoria Clark...she is excellent. David Lindsay-Abaire wrote his usual quirky, lost souls kind of play, updated into a musical.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward musical. This one can be sad, moving, touching as well as strange with story plots that don’t always work.

Also Well directed with good changing sets. A tough subject about a girl wi... Read more Read less

69
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Ambitious ambitious, Ambitious

See it if You want a feel good Xmas story. Good acting, costumes and sets. Interesting mix of Sherlock, Watson, Tiny Tim, & Scrooge.

Don't see it if You want a clear plot. Gets very confusing. The cast works hard, the playwright tried for a clever story but missed the mark.

Also With the English accents, some characters hard to understand. Helpful ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if You like good acting, good set, good story, good writing. Shaw yes, but play is simultaneously funny and serious. Ziemba & Cuccioli terrific

Don't see it if If you want easy sit-com plays. Attention must be paid.

34
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Unimportant, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like plays that are like sit-coms on tv. My audience loved and laughed

Don't see it if You want depth to a play. Many one-liners with the intent to get laughter. The character’s stories make no sense when examined.

Also Lots of yelling. Even the sandwiches they make are below par. I found ... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Delightful, Fun, clever, entertaining

See it if You like zanny, crazy, farce. Fabulous acting, creative costumes, excellent set. Reg Rogers is outstanding.

Don't see it if You don’t like over-the-top silly stupid stuff. The original Alchemist was written several centuries ago. The updating is a riot, but not

Also all of it works. If you can go with the flow, you will have a good tim... Read more Read less

75
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see superior acting. That alone is worth going and will keep your attention.

Don't see it if You don’t like a memory play. Three generations of women (grandmother, daughter, grandaughter) talk about the past.

Also Two of them play multiple roles which can be confusing at times. Edie ... Read more Read less

90
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Great set, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want a solid play. All old-timers with super credits, a pleasure to see each one and no face lifts! Delightful evening. Lots to look at.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy watching elderly actors/actresses.

Also Although a dated (written in 1939) revival, a pleasure to see Lindsay ... Read more Read less

75
Fairycakes
West Village
Entertaining, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You like spoofs, double entendres, puns, literary references. Great costumes, Arnie Burton and Jackie Hoffman fabulous. Clever and fun.

Don't see it if You don’t like confusing convoluted multiple plots. Hard to follow. First act confusing. All comes together in second act.

75
Interesting,, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like Tony Kushner shows. Black / White theme still relevant today although play written twenty years ago. Chip Zien excellent as always.

Don't see it if You do not like songs belted out, loud music, most of dialogue sung, few real songs. Some of the Jewish references dated and offensive.

91
During previews
Perfection, mesmerizing, wow

See it if Although a one person play, although Santiago-Hudson does all the characters, one feels as if the stage is crowded with people. Incredible.

Don't see it if you want an easy to follow play with traditional plot points...this show requires attention to be paid.

Also Fabulous acting, wonderful writing, excellent staging, harmonica playi... Read more Read less

79
During previews
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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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
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.

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.

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