Sharon G

Brooklyn | 50-64 | Female
About:  social worker, teacher, trainer, concerned citizen concert goer, and avid theater geek. Will travel for concerts, see shows more than once. Works hard and plays hard. Lover of August Wilson, Wasserstein, Horton Foote, Fugard and all musicals except Phantom and Les Miz
Reviews (165)
54
Indulgent, Disappointing, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting

See it if if you want to try a new musical

Don't see it if the play tackles and unrealistic fantasy of LSD trips between three famous unrelated people.

94
Cullud Wattah
East Village
Masterful, Confusing, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if if you are interested in new plays that tackle new topics.

Don't see it if this play can feel long because of the topic and understanding the issues around water and lack of clean water.

90
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if a unique play that was initially written in 1955. great acting and great writing. its amazing play

Don't see it if if you cannot tolerate another place about race and racial discrimination in pre 1963 america

85
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you want to learn about the temptations, great - not your typical juke box musical

Don't see it if if you do not want to tap your toes, enjoy motown or learn about the temptatios

92
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if if you are interested in a different topical play by the master Lynn Nottage. great acting, enthralling, and funny and sad

Don't see it if if you do not like plays.

78
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you enjoy one person shows where all the characters are acted out. Funny, entertaining and delightful . characters stay with you

Don't see it if if you want a play - with multiple characters. Please shut off your cell and do not bring chips. the actor will let you know

92
Must see, Masterful, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like one person shows, or ensemble casts. revival of the ADS play about the race riots of LA

Don't see it if if you are tired of race based plays

92
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if for the performance of Sharon Clarke. see it because it is heartwarming and challenging. great acting and music - staging is great

Don't see it if if you think it is a musical rip off of Master Harold and the Boys. if you are tired of tony kushner

92
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you are interested in a revival that is just as fresh as the first time. what great acting and singing.

Don't see it if if you do not screaming young girls there for Jeremy Jordan - or are tired of Little Shop

79
Excruciating, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if if you are interested in plays about race and the racial disparities. See it if you are fan of Fugard.

Don't see it if if you expect some thing monumental or new. A Fugard rip off

91
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if if you are a david byrne fan or a fan of performance art

Don't see it if if you do not want to climb the stairs at the Hudson theater or want a musical with a story line

76
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Relevant, Cliched, Delightful

See it if a topical immigration story told through the eyes of family members who are affected differently because of immigration status. deportation

Don't see it if if you are full of family immigration stories

81
During previews
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if 90 minutes of intense drama that takes a turn that is unexpected. ending can be disturbing-oustanding cast and well written

Don't see it if if you are not interested in topical dramas 0 intense and distrubing ending

86
During previews
The Hot Wing King
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if katori hall brilliantly writes about gay black men in Memphis who enter a wing contest. you will laugh and cry as you meet each one

Don't see it if Katori Hall uses language masterfully though it is hard to catch the words for those who do not care to listen carefully will struggle.

88
During previews
Great singing, Masterful, Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if a 2 hour play that tells the story of the Khmer Rogue owning Cambodia told through the story of a rock band in the 70s and current trial

Don't see it if if you sensitive to vietnam related stories and the war. or dislike rock music

89
Edgy, Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if a musical based on a greek tragedy. the songs are unique, story is old but retold with great staging and great cast.

Don't see it if if you are tired of edgy, musicals with a rabid fan base and very expensive ticket prices

85
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Masterful, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if it is hour and half of action, standard music and songs minus one by a multiracial cast., Choreography is syncronized by not Robbins.

Don't see it if if you are married to the original. this is not a hip hop version but a multi ethnic cast in modern clothes, speaking like 1950..

81
Romantic, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if a juke box musical of popular hits framed in a love story set in Paris. The cast is amazing and song choice familiar and makes the show

Don't see it if if you are tired of tourist centric musicals in old theaters. over 2 hours of pop songs dressed in the moulin rouge paris .

83
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if a long three hour play that focuses on characters, gay men post HIV crisis. A painful tale of relationships among the loves and lives

Don't see it if if you are sensitive to HIV related death stories or are intolerant to 3 hour drama. There are laughs, time flies by as it is well written

98
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if One man show who performs variety of characters to discuss race, and set the context by observers of the Crown Heights riots

Don't see it if if you are tired of race as a theme for plays or if you prefer musicals

86
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Delightful

See it if intense family drama aka Horton Foote, southern, proud trying to get through family transitions of lose of son. grief and loss is the theme

Don't see it if if family dramas about loss are triggers. 2 hours of intense family drama and trauma. well acted and well written. Classic horton foote.

75
During previews
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Riveting, Profound, Intense, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if Small town drama where dying town effects dying family. Long 3 hour, 2 intermission, play that tries to do so much, predictable and contrive

Don't see it if if you are over long small town drama where the closing of the coal mine effects the town. way too long, contrived and predictable

76
The Michaels
East Village
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

See it if Nelson revisits Rhinebeck to address the arts and gentrification. No current politics but political regarding LGBTQ and dance scenes excel

Don't see it if if you are tired of family dramas where meals are cooked and served with dense dialogue and strained relationships

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if not just a juke box musical but a story with music. The themes of the play are relevant. Talent exceptional and sets simple. Tony winning

Don't see it if if you are not familiar with Alanis Morrisettes music. . hard to understand the diction of songs. Political play reflecting issues current

82
Refreshing, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Incredibly reborn version of a classic with some slight changes that enhance the original. Voices are incredible. setting subtle. A treat

Don't see it if if you are a Evita purist. Slight changes of character but the performances are outstanding

75
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Kushner updates his 80s reflection on the comparison of Reagan to the Rise of facism and Hitler in germany. UPdated for Trump. great cast

Don't see it if if you have trouble with long 3 hour dense plays where you must concentrate on the words or are a trump supporter and cannot take criticism

85
During previews
Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if 90 minutes of Choreopoem with music & dance preformed as written. women speak in poetry sometime cryptic as sharing black women experience

Don't see it if if you are used to clear linear play or think that this play should not be revived. This cast is outstanding and pulls off an exceptional

83
Betrayal
Midtown W
Slow, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if See masterful actors in this Pinter Revival that is 90 minutes and not linear. it is not confusing but clear on the marriage betrayals.

Don't see it if if you are not interested in an intense play about deterioration of relationships or marriages. Infidelity is the topic. British accents

83
Intense, Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if watching a master class in acting between two great actors. Tale of aging, death and the impact on the living. 90 minutes speed by

Don't see it if if experience a recent loss of family member. Confusing at times and and not very linear. Acting stands out.

80
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Great acting, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Clever

See it if if you are a fan or DHH and Musicals. This culturally chinese musical is a social commentary of the US and the 2016 election.

Don't see it if If you are a saturated with the 2016 election results. or need a realistic musical. it is a play about a musical in a play.

90
During previews
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to entertained for 90 minutes of intense thought proking material. It is a hard play about death, loneliness and suicide,

Don't see it if if you want light drama -

79
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Masterful, Overrated, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you are a history fan and historical fiction- almost 3 hours of us politics- in context and examining current politics. Large cast

Don't see it if if you are tired of long historic drama - Brian Cox does not quite pull of LBJ

81
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Funny, Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Public theater take on Medea set in NY with immigrants as central characters. Immigration stories from Mexico. One hour and 40 minutes

Don't see it if if you are tired or scared about Immigration stories. Current events make real and life like.

84
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if 2 hours of drama with an LGBTQ theme set in Uganda. themes of religion and love and family -

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with same sex PDA or themes or homophobia. Dark stage. audience were distracting moving in and out of the theater.

81
During previews
Epic, Dizzying, Masterful, Great writing

See it if 80 minute autobiographiacal piece with music. Lead actor plays all characters. can be a trigger for those with alcoholic parent or DV trauma

Don't see it if 80 minute autobiographical piece with music. Lead actor plays all characters. can be a trigger for those with alcoholic parent or DV trauma

92
Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if at look at two broken people who find a chance for love. They struggle with their ability to connect and desire to do so. Acting supreme

Don't see it if if you cant tolerate intimacy on all levels. 2 hours of exhausting dialogue. if you like light plays, though some humor. not for you

80
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Refreshing, Great writing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Unique look at a women who played negro league Bball. Cast interchanges role and there is humor and pathos. Too bad Uza Adubo is not lead

Don't see it if if you are expected a baseball story and ended up with human story. The little known story of a black women who played bball. sports story

84
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Reimagined Oklahoma with the music you know and dance routine, told for today. its the unsanitized version of the show. Cast is amazing

Don't see it if if you want to see Shirley Jones version of oklahoma. Set in the round with lighted staging. Video usage and gun shots. Stay home

88
Burn This
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Big Hollywood stars try to act out this Lanford Wilson emotional play. Driver overacts and Russell is interchangeble with any thin actress

Don't see it if if you are tired of emotionally charged storied about grief and the response to death of friends or family. Tourist audience can be rude

88
Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A review of the constitution framed in personal stories. Heidi Schreck reveals social issues and ills through her teenage self and a debate

Don't see it if if you do not like to hear how the constitution address social issues or are squeamish about rape, domestic violence or abortion. 100 minuts

82
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if attend a step meeting in a church basement with a group of tech addicts, stories told in song. interesting characters study. unique & funny

Don't see it if if you are not interested in accapella or technology addictions. Creative . located at signature on 42. stadium setting.

86
During previews
Masterful, Great staging, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Revival of Sheppard's ruling class. with a great cast in a small theater. Stunning look at family who faces gentrification -family themes

Don't see it if If you cant stand nudity or violence. Sheppard has usual carnage and vulgarity. over two hours in a small accessible theater.

87
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if 1940 play that reveals lessons for families today. themes of father and sons and how does one go for wealth and children. family secrets. GO

Don't see it if if you are sick of family dramas with great acting. over 3 hours , 2 intermissions of struggle can be hard for some. balcony has railing

92
Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if King Lear like you have never seen her before. Gender roles, great scenery. masterful acting. Both Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson Masterful

Don't see it if Long almost 4 hours for the non shakespeare fan or those who have trouble with accents will struggle. Small theater with little seats

94
For a previous production
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Magical play about Harry Potter for the fan and non HP fan. great sets, special effects and story, PIcks up where HP left off, creates new

Don't see it if Need to see Part 1 and Part 2 to finish the play leading for a long day. Part 1 drags at times. Casual HP fans will still get references,

87
During previews
Socrates
East Village
Thought-provoking, Slow, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Thinly disguised commentary of democracy with Great acting and writing in shakespeare style. Lead actors are amazing. Almost 3 hours

Don't see it if if you are tired of commentary on US democracy set in Athens. 3 hours of dense dialogue in shakespeare style.

85
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Masterful, Great writing, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if the cast takes a long confusing plot and makes it make sense. Cast is skillful at drama and humor. Play is entertaining and a new work

Don't see it if the play can drag a bit and it can appear to be confusing but all lose ends are tied up. Well staged and presented

90
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if The Cast and staging is amazing. Subtitles fill in for the Yiddish. The cast makes you forget their speaking another language. Best Revival

Don't see it if if you have enough of Fiddler on the roof. This version is superior but not in english so subtitles reading is necessary.

90
During previews
Insipid, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Set in 2008 before the NH primary, you see Hillary and then Bill in an alternative universe.. you hear their behind the scenes political

Don't see it if if you are tired of politics and The clintons. it is a expose on the relationships.. Steep seating with no elevator,..90 minutes

89
During previews
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Series of skits with actors playing different roles. confronts race and framed in oppression and racism. Excellent cast 2 hours no break

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with curse words or the use of the N word. Another play about racism and oppression well. acted well written smart