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 (149)
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..

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

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.

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

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

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
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.

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 -

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

94
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,

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
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

85
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if If you are a fan of good writing and acting and Parks work. It is a dense and disturbing play about race and social contracts. Hard at times

Don't see it if Three hours of discovery about race and social constructs. If you are tired of plays that are unsettling about race and gender do not see it

86
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if A play about race and relationship focusing on 1930 movies stars. Well written and staged at Signature. Lynn Nottage is a must see playwrite

Don't see it if If you do not like race related topics or one more race play. Vera Stark is a sharp and clever play. Over 2 hours at signature theater

78
Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if 90 minutes of a monologue by a comic skilled at telling stories. Self deprecating humor with New York included. small theater no a bad seat

Don't see it if if you are tired of self deprecating white men talking about first world problems,

81
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if Lynn Nottage play where issues of social class and being black are challenged. funny and brooklyn centric play in small theater. good cast

Don't see it if Material can be sterotypical. very Brooklyn centric so if you are not aware of black culture of brooklyn middle lower class.may be confusing

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if 4 person play that deals with race, racial justice as 2 parents face a missing child who is black play explore criminal justice and race

Don't see it if if you have tired of race as an central issue in a play. Small theater No elevator. 90 minutes no intermission

72
Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy, Disappointing, Great writing, Profound

See it if 70 min interactive audience spoke word piece with excellent acting by Michael C Hall. Confusing as a humorous piece or serious. well written

Don't see it if if you need a linear, straight forward play that explains itself, this is not for you. Michael C Hall is excellent but the play is confusing

67
During previews
The Hard Problem
Upper W Side
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Overrated

See it if If you are a fan of dense scientific writing that hinders the plot. Nice interesting unlikable characters. Tom Stoppard

Don't see it if if you want to spend 90 minutes listening to intense neurobiolgical discussions. or discussions on altruism vs human consciousness. Long

92
During previews
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if Masterful writing and excellent cast, telling the joan of arc story from the family perspective. Brilliant

Don't see it if if you are tired of the joan of arc story. do not like dense dialogue or any play more than 90 minutes

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 .

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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
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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

91
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if an excellent cast in this cole porter revival of a musical inside a musical . Its is funny and well acted . the music is classic cole porter

Don't see it if if you buy the cheap seats, the leg room is minimal and mezzanine steep. it is a large theater with sound difficulties.

85
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if Great acting and staging by Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano in this Sheppard classic about two brothers and their aspirations. Funny at times,

Don't see it if If you are tired of family dramas such as Osage County where chaos and conflict ensues. over 2 hours at American Airlines theater.

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

See it if this 75 minute show about a black boys school where the theme of being gay confronts black culture of the church and all male culture music

Don't see it if if you are homophobic or refuse to confront the fact that black males can be gay. risky discussion of sex and size of genitals.

87
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if a play that tackled issues of race and class in a girls school in Ghana Africa. seen at a small off broadway theater with a stunning cast

Don't see it if if race based plays have your tired. not interested in seeing a short smart play at a small christopher street historic theater

84
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Network the movie turned into a multimedia event on stage. Excellent staging and cast. amazing but intellectual. great direction

Don't see it if it can be confusing and some of the plot is left incomplete. Video screens, small theater with no elevator, topical and heavy corporate bash

96
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if 3 hours of excellent story telling by a stunning cast and great staging. Familiar story retold with new information. Excellent. dont miss

Don't see it if small theater, no leg room- not for those who like wordy long plays.

76
During previews
Downstairs
West Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent, Intense

See it if It was great and rare to see two fine actors Tim and Tyne daly playing siblings. it is an interesting written play that is not linear

Don't see it if if you want a neat clear clean play that answers all questions and gives all details. Located downtown in a small theater hard to find

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see, Refreshing

See it if Reimagined Oklahoma by Rogers and Hammerstein presented a new and creative way. Heard the music and lyrics differently. Great presentation

Don't see it if if you are not keen on stadium seating and inconvenience location in dumbo-