Roger 6083

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (388)
70
Two Jews Talking
Midtown W
Fun, Entertaining, Cute
September 20th, 2022

See it if you are Jewish, which helps. Mildly amusing. Hal Linden (91)and Bernie Kopell (89) work hard and put on a good show. Lots of laughs.

Don't see it if it may bother you that Bernie is reading from one of the three teleprompters but he does it well. This is not a deep serious drama.

Also Two men talking…first half in desert looking for the promised land; se... Read more Read less

68
During previews
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Unnecessary, self indulgent, forgettable
September 17th, 2022

See it if you want to see excellent acting.

Don't see it if you loved original 1776 musical or the movie musical. No point to use an all female cast. Songs belted out, minimal sets, too much comedy.

Also Gimmicky, too much “dance movement”. Act one okay; act two tries too h... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Emotional, Great acting, emotional, Absorbing
September 16th, 2022

See it if You want to see a tour de force by leading man. A full cast, absorbing story, you will NOT be bored. Minimal staging ok cause story powerful

Don't see it if If you saw the movie or read the book and did not like. This production is true to the story. Two and a half hours but flies by.

Also Although it’s about Afghan family, the story is universal. Very moving... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Long, Intense, Ambitious
July 17th, 2022

See it if you like Tennessee Williams, if you’ve never seen Cat/Roof. Brick and Big Daddy are terrific. Play about dysfunctional family kinda dated.

Don't see it if Three hours is too long for you. Women difficult to understand - southern accent plus fast talking. Play is serious & tough-no comic relief.

69
Chains
Midtown W
Slow, Dated, Cliched
June 19th, 2022

See it if You like good sets. Lots to look at, wonderful the way they change this complicated set right before your eyes.

Don't see it if You have a hard time with British accents & actors do not project. Story line not that interesting. Trapped(chained) in a job or marriage.

Also Poorly staged. Most of the action and dialogue stage left so one half ... Read more Read less

71
Disappointing, Overrated, Ambitious
June 19th, 2022

See it if You like classics that are remade for modern times. See it If you like Shakespeare as the words are intact.

Don't see it if If you like traditional Shakespeare, stay away. Videos, cameras, Bob Dylan music, guns, distract from this great play. Too much yelling.

Also Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are no longer two males but now a male an... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
June 19th, 2022

See it if You want a fun show. Extremely well staged, super costumes, some very clever bits. The men are excellent. The male three leads are gorgeous.

Don't see it if You dislike spoofs, if you know nothing about Romeo&Juliet. Except for Judy McLane who is excellent, the women are weak and screechy.

Also A few scenes shut be cut (especially the learning how to chacha) but o... Read more Read less

54
During previews
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious
May 31st, 2022

See it if You want to see a great set design.

Don't see it if you don’t like long talky plays without intermission. No real plot. A version (adaptation)of James Joyce’s The Dead but it doesn’t work.

Also Mary Louise Burke, a quirky actress, has the lead role…difficult to wa... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
May 26th, 2022

See it if You like Billy Crystal who is fabulous. Show is funny & touching. Jokes are hilarious. Lots of references to past comedians and actors.

Don't see it if You think it’s a musical..it isn’t really. Lyrics simplistic and dull. Was originally a movie, why songs were added is a mystery.

Also Good sets. Moves along quickly. About a comedian and his rise and fall... Read more Read less

65
Confusing, Overrated, Disappointing
May 24th, 2022

See it if You want good acting, a two person play, the ups and downs in their lives as explained through conversation.

Don't see it if You want movement on the stage. Two guys sit in an office for 90 minutes and talk. No real plot, a bit boring.

Also Wonderful reviews from critics but not from me.

100
Andre and Dorine
Midtown W
Riveting, Masterful, Enchanting, Clever
May 24th, 2022

See it if you want a memorable play, very different from the usual. No dialogue, no speaking, yet a complicated plot & emotions conveyed beautifully.

Don't see it if You want a conventional play. There is not any other reason to not see it.

Also Two men & one woman play multiple roles but you’d never know it until ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Good try, Entertaining, Ambitious
May 7th, 2022

See it if You want a rollicking funny raunchy musical. Based on Sarah Silverman’s youth when she was a bedwetter. Darren Goldstein & Bebe excellent.

Don't see it if You don’t like kids in a show.The main character is a ten year old; her voice gets tiresome. Everything one could put into a musical is here

Also Three other kids are in show, four in total. Almost every scene is abo... Read more Read less

78
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Sad, Confusing, Ambitious
May 6th, 2022

See it if you want Holocaust story, moving, sad, touching. Spans several generations when letters are found. Steven Skybell is fantastic.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward clear cut story. A bit confusing as to who’s who. Jumps around in time. Very serious play with a bit of humor.

Also No concentration camp or specific horror stories, although alluded to ... Read more Read less

80
Sondheim, Entertaining, Delightful
May 6th, 2022

See it if you love Sondheim. Neil Patrick Harris terrific. Great lyrics and music. The cow was superb. Happily ever after? No. Fractured fairy tales.

Don't see it if You don’t like singers who belt. Heather Headley overbearing. Gavin Creel should take it down a notch. Otherwise cast excellent.

Also Encores usually bare bones but this is staged well, costumes good. Cer... Read more Read less

71
During previews
The Vagrant Trilogy
East Village
Interesting, intelligent, Ambitious
May 5th, 2022

See it if You want something different. Palestinian refugee makes life choices. Two alternate endings. Excellent acting & staging. Well directed.

Don't see it if 3 and 1/2 hours two intermissions too long. Very repetitive about discrimination, wars, hardships, life choices. Should be movie, not play.

Also Tries to cover too much: 6 day war Israel/Palestine, refugee camps, No... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
A+ for effort, c- for story
May 2nd, 2022

See it if You want to see super acting. First act slow; second act picks up. Excellent writing but too much of it. Interesting ideas.

Don't see it if You don’t like convoluted plots. Very talky, little action. Chinese internet, law suit, sister relationships, physical torture, lesbians,

Also greed, prostitution, co-worker relationships…it’s all over the map. Sh... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Historic, Interesting, Thought-provoking
April 17th, 2022

See it if you want to see a famous Thornton Wilder play. The first two acts are very very interesting. Super scenery, staging...dinosaur and mammoth !

Don't see it if you don't like long plays; this is 3 hours. A bit confusing if you do not read about the play's meaning before seeing it. Third act is slow.

Also The few updates that were added should not have been! When revived, th... Read more Read less

91
During previews
POTUS
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining
April 17th, 2022

See it if you want a truly hilarious evening. Julie White is spectacular. A true farce.. ridiculous, outrageous, implausible yet soooo very funny! !

Don't see it if you want straight serious drama...if you are offended by words like "blow job" and "c...nt"....if you are not a fan of screwball comedy.

Also The sets are terrific, the directing is fabulous, the acting is spot o... Read more Read less

66
Overrated, Dated, Disappointing
April 15th, 2022

See it if You have never seen original in 1997 and are curious. Johanna Day in a supporting role is outstanding. Paula Vogel is a good writer.

Don't see it if You saw 1997 production. Although same leads and director, this falls flat. “Scenic design”…well, there isn’t much. Why revive this play???

Also The way pedophilia topic is handled, the sexual discussions, the empha... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Quirky, Ambitious
April 14th, 2022

See it if you want a fun new slant on the Odyssey story. A musical mix of styles. Entertaining and clever and original. Many funny moments to be had.

Don't see it if You don’t want a flawed show. Some of the raunchy humor is overdone, scenes are repetitious, show almost feels like a work in progress.

Also Some of the dialogue and words in the songs are hard to understand. Sh... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Well done, Delightful, Entertaining
April 13th, 2022

See it if You want a broadway show to be a real good old fashioned all out broadway show. This is it. Great costumes, lots of singing, dancing.

Don't see it if You expect Beanie to be like Streisand…she isn’t. She acts well but her singing falls short. A little too much of the Zigfeld Follies girls

Also Ramin Karimloo and Jane Lynch are fabulous. A truly entertaining and e... Read more Read less

68
Good try, Disappointing, Ambitious
April 13th, 2022

See it if You like cirque de soleil, acrobatic movements, and swinging in the air. Pleasant. Watchable. Not a musical, not a play…an event.

Don't see it if If you want an easy to follow story. This is confusing. Narrator has French accent so supertitles on wall..distracting.

89
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful
March 19th, 2022

See it if You want to laugh and have fun. Acting excellent, good sets and costumes. A joy to see a well done production. SJP & Matthew a joy to watch.

Don't see it if You don’t like Neil Simon. If you think you might not enjoy this, as I thought I would not, (saw the movie and the original), you should go!

68
During previews
Slow, Banal, Disappointing
March 19th, 2022

See it if you want to see Debra Messing who is good. We watch the characters age from youngsters (and birth) to old age (and death).

Don't see it if you dislike audiences who laugh every three minutes. Mixture of serious drama and not-funny comedy. Bell rings indicating time change.

Also The bell rings constantly each new birthday. Actors do not project wel... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Dated, Overrated
March 18th, 2022

See it if you missed the original and just want to see it. The leads are excellent. Some interesting thoughts about baseball.

Don't see it if you are turned off by frontal nudity (the team in the showers). Everyone has a story but nothing really gels together. Short scenes.

Also All the “bases” covered..Black, Spanish, Japanese, Gay, White, orphan,... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Repetitious, Slow, Ambitious
March 17th, 2022

See it if you want to see new original musical about true story in NYC’s past. Sets, acting, and choreography well done.

Don't see it if you want memorable songs or easy to follow plot. The dancing, mostly Irish jigs, extremely repetitious. Long…close to three hours.

Also Story tries to cover too much material. Should have been a movie or a ... Read more Read less

6
The Life
Midtown W
Painful, Disappointing, Excruciating
March 17th, 2022

See it if you want to attend Encores.

Don't see it if lots of cursing and explicit sex talk offend you. Very long show. Cannot be compared to original….it has unfortunately been changed so much.

85
During previews
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting
February 28th, 2022

See it if You like Cuccioli- was wonderful, if you like O’Neill, if you like Irish Rep theater. A classic play rarely done. Terrific set and costumes.

Don't see it if Long serious dramas are not your thing. Three hours one intermission. Accents difficult to understand supporting players.

75
Difficult accents & vocabulary, Great acting
February 25th, 2022

See it if Want to see a DH Lawrence play. Powerful acting. You will miss many words, but hang in there. Interesting story, very pro women. Deep play.

Don't see it if You want an easy play. Attention must be paid. Not for everyone. About relationships-husband/wife, mother/son, mother/daughter.in.law.

91
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever
February 7th, 2022

See it if You want the history of Blacks in America told in a clever creative way. Three sections..the past, the present, the future. Acting good.

Don't see it if You want an easy show. This show can be confusing; one must pay attention especially to beginning and definitely the ending.

Also Very interesting, very creative, very original. Lots to think about.

5
Shhhhh
Chelsea
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Confusing, Disappointing
February 6th, 2022

See it if you like strange, weird, and over-the-top kinky sex.

Don't see it if You want a coherent plot. There is none. Many scenes that don’t seem to be really connected. Very hard to explain show !

Also First two rows, audience sitting on cushions on floor, looked uncomfor... Read more Read less

34
During previews
English
Chelsea
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing
February 6th, 2022

See it if You want to see an Iranian playwright and Iranian actors. Set in an Iranian classroom, the adults are learning English.

Don't see it if You want a good plot with good acting. The story goes nowhere, only set is the classroom. Actors do not project, if sitting past 6th row,

Also cannot hear. Characters not fully developed. No depth.

68
Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing
February 4th, 2022

See it if you like stories about factory workers. This is 2008 Detroit factory about to close. All afraid of job loss; all have personal poblems.

Don't see it if you want a deep thoughtful plot. This is four people constantly yelling at each other. Very repetitious,some plot points totally unrealistic

79
The Tap Dance Kid
Midtown W
Uplifting, great tap dancing, Entertaining
February 3rd, 2022

See it if You like tap dancing. Although a slow first act, second act absorbing and heartwarming. Cast excellent.

Don't see it if want a deep thoughtful musical. Building a story around a ten year old boy is forced and thin. “Let’s put on a show” is a well worn gimmick

Also Not much staging or sets, lyrics so-so. Although the “musical” has it’... Read more Read less

88
Intimate Apparel
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing
February 2nd, 2022

See it if You want good drama, tough sad story, superior operatic voices. Even if you saw the original play, see it as an opera. Costumes, staging, A+

Don't see it if you want a feel good happy story. Wishes, hopes and dreams never get fulfilled in this story. Every word is sung.

Also Although in English, because an opera, many words hard to decipher. Su... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
January 17th, 2022

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
December 25th, 2021

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
December 21st, 2021

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
December 18th, 2021

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
December 18th, 2021

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
December 18th, 2021

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
For a previous production
Entertaining pleasant, Delightful
December 15th, 2021

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. Bare stage with some digital posters

Also His popular songs are from Broadway musicals. This show concentrates o... Read more Read less

73
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Ambitious
December 15th, 2021

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
November 14th, 2021

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
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Ambitious ambitious, Ambitious
November 14th, 2021

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
November 13th, 2021

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
November 13th, 2021

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
November 11th, 2021

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
November 11th, 2021

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
November 8th, 2021

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