Roger 6083

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (292)
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.

49
During previews
Quirky, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you are curious.

Don't see it if you want a good musical. Lyrics& music banal, story insane, everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. Nutty people,monsters,overthetop,

Also The story is changed from the movie but not for the better. Some stupi... Read more Read less

67
I Married an Angel
Midtown W
Slow, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you just want to see that show and have never seen it before. Costumes are excellent, orchestra wonderful.

Don't see it if you want a solid good show. Story is inane, dancing just okay, Nikki James does not sing well, dancing disappointing.

97
During previews
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Good thoughtful writing, totally original plays. Kristine Nielsen and Nathan Lane excellent. Set is amazing. An intelligent wonderful time.

Don't see it if you want fluffy easy to follow play. One must listen to every word, watch every movement, pay attention. Julie White is screechy and miscast

Also The show is not for everyone. I loved it but not everyone will. Not an... Read more Read less

69
After
Midtown E
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you liked God of Carnage. Acting excellent, good set, moves along quickly, never a dull moment.

Don't see it if you want to see a new play. Although new, seems like a re-do of God of Carnage.This play-plot points at end that don't make much sense.

Also Two couples argue about bullying of sons. Playwright throws in sexual ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Fun, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you liked The Temptations.Well paced, great choreography, good directing. Never a dull moment,seamless from scene to scene, lots to look at

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals. Well done but strictly chronological biography of group.

95
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love musicals. Original smart show. Steve Rosen wonderful. Costumes & characters & staging good. Twists & turns. Sad & funny & happy.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud music. That is probably the only negative so if you can overcome that, you will enjoy.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Miscast

See it if you want to see good choreography. If you have never seen a production of KissMeKate before and have nothing to compare it to, then go.

Don't see it if you want a strong male lead...Will Chase is weak. If you want the real KissMeKate, this is a bastard form.

Also Trying to update to stronger women, Kelli O'Hara kicks, punches and hi... Read more Read less

69
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like Fugard plays. Staging and props are interesting.

Don't see it if you want a plot. Man and woman meander around desert-like land looking for somewhere to sleep. Lots of yelling. Nothing much happens.

Also Seems like a copy of Waiting For Godot, but nearly as good.

80
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense

See it if You like serious but fun, tough yet tender, twists and turns, super acting. Not realistic but truthful. Ethan Hawke excellent. Great set.

Don't see it if Violence upsets you. Basically a two person play (although 4 characters). Not a typical plot, little joy. Intense.

Also The lighting is superb. One of Shepard’s better plays.

79
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like Strindberg although adapted by Conor McPherson. A love hate marriage on stage. Good staging good acting.

Don't see it if You don’t like theater in the round. Tough to hear when actor’s back is facing you. Plus actors don’t project well. Serious & depressing.

Also Shades of Albee’s Virginia Wolf. Characters and marriage takes twists ... Read more Read less

78
Nassim
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You want new and different. Not a play. An exercise an experiment a project. Different actor every night. Funny moving touching clever

Don't see it if You want a play with characters and dialogue. Nassim who conceived this performs with an invited actor. Emphasis on Iran writer and language

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good acting. A well written play with ideas -not flashy, no cursing, no nudity, no projections-just an old well written play !Yipee

Don't see it if you find historical dramas boring...this about Sir Thomas More and King Henry VIII of England (Anne Boleyn fiasco).

Also Play is not complicated and can be summarized in a few sentences. Neve... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Musically delightful

See it if you love music. Two violins, one viola, one cello, piano, trumpet play exquisitely. That alone is enough to enjoy this show.

Don't see it if you get don't want live classical music. The book of the show disappointing as is the mumbling of the single character who is Toscanini.

Also The background projections (videos and stills) are very interesting. A... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You enjoy good directing, acting and staging. Story has flaws but if you overlook the plot problems, you will enjoy. Austin Pendleton good.

Don't see it if You do not want mostly gay and some racial themes. Would have worked better if set twenty years earlier. Dated in 2018.

Also References to Obama and Kanye West silly. Story of gay student trying ... Read more Read less

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.

90
The Lehman Trilogy
Upper E Side
Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like beautiful writing, excellent acting. Staging unique, true story of Lehman Brothers. Acts I & II mesmerizing, ActIII a bit confusing

Don't see it if you don't like long plays..three and a half hours, very wordy & must listen to every word to follow story, three men play multiple roles.

Also You will never see another play staged or done like this. Perfect timi... Read more Read less

61
During previews
But good acting, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to relive Hillary in 2008 at the new hampshire primary. Metcalf excellent.

Don't see it if you want a play with a plot. This is more like a conversation and you already know the ending! No set, just a chair. Nice to watch but

Also ultimately empty and forgettable.

49
During previews
Puzzling, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you need to see how changing a classic should NOT happen.

Don't see it if you love Rodgers and Hammerstein.The songs are butchered-the set is non existent-the voices mediocre-the concept inane-hard to hear-juvenile

75
The Cake
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a fun show. Great sets, Debra Jo Rupp excellent, moves along quickly.

Don't see it if you want depth of characters. Most are stereotyped. Contrived plot points. Could have been so much better but misses the mark.

49
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Strange, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy Public Theater productions. A new take on the Black experience.

Don't see it if You want a well written tight play. This loses its way and meanders. Four main characters 2 Black 2 White mix and match trade couples. Silly

Also A new take on slavery. Slavery in the 21st century. A bit disturbing b... Read more Read less

49
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson..she is wonderful and the only reason to see this production.

Don't see it if you find 3 1/2 hours long to sit. Hard to understand the puton English accents. Wilson plays two roles which is confusing and unnecessary.

Also Live music interferes does not add. The deaf actor who has a sign inte... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you like stories about mean girls hating the pretty one. Interesting staging, large and full production. Lots to look at.

Don't see it if you have a hard time with African accents. Too long and repetitious. Tries too hard to include song, dance, fables, costumes, water, etc.

Also If were shorter, more concise, would have been better.

66
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Dated

See it if Mint - Always great sets and attention to detail. Daughter longs to be modern, held back by old fashioned father. Everyone moves on but she.

Don't see it if You are bored but old dated plays. Mint should not have revived this one. Cast seemed almost amateurish. Writing and dialogue uninspiring.

Also Kinda sad ending. Interesting play but misses the mark.

77
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Good singing and staging

See it if You like musicals. Costumes, choreography, singing ..all good. Orchestra great. Encores puts on good shows; bigger than most bdwy musicals

Don't see it if If you want a modern up-to-date musical; this is corny and silly.

Also The music is good, you will recognize some of the wonderful songs. The... Read more Read less

69
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like two people, relationships, secret being revealed which changes everything. The woman is an excellent actress.

Don't see it if a contrived plot device bothers you. Main characters are mismatched at the start. Why does it take them years to reveal their opinions?

Also The new MCC small theater is nice but very far to the west side; betwe... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Sondheim, good staging, mixed results

See it if you love Sondheim...music and lyrics excellent. Creative, clever staging..well done for small cast of six. Enjoyable, thoughtful production.

Don't see it if you want a full production. Four people play multiple roles. Can be confusing. Men's voices/acting superior to the women..uneven.

70
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Entertaining, Funny, Overrated

See it if you like Colin Quinn. Some bits are very very funny. Others fall flat. A mixed bag.

Don't see it if you don't like standup comics. He talks very very fast; hard to follow sometimes. Some of his facts on history not accurate.

Also His political insights are simple and superficial. It is a comedy bit ... Read more Read less

47
During previews
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you are a marin ireland fan.

Don't see it if you want originality. Two hours and fifteen minutes of characters in a halfway house. Not my cup of tea. Silly thin plot.

Also Some characters unintelligible. Coincidences occur that would not norm... Read more Read less

31
During previews
Noura
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want a story about Iraqis in America.

Don't see it if Find accents hard. No real plot. Lots and of random talking. Twist at end has been done many times before in various plays.