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 (127)
88
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

87
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if bob dylan music intersperses into a depression era story with outstanding cast

Don't see it if if you think it is only 1960 dylan catalog or a dylan juke box musical

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if a nice afternoon of comic entertainment. interesting plot based on the game of snooker. Good acting, great staging

Don't see it if British accent is hard to hear sometimes. Joanna Day drops her accent. a little long at 2 hours and 15 minutes.

84
During previews
Entertaining, Confusing, Great acting

See it if The plot of the trauma of the great Coney Island Fire and the flood of sandy gets confused in the love story.

Don't see it if if you cannot follow a plot that is not linear. Jumps around. and is confusing. Themes are relevant but also not thought out clealy

87
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if 120 minutes of a dizzying story of a nationalistic man who is afraid of what he is losing that he acts irrationally. Brilliant cast,

Don't see it if Takes a while to get used to irish accents and suspend reality. The show is violent at times and plot falls in place. it is worth it

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Edward Albee words with three actresses who are like a master class. Jackson is charming, funny Brilliant- Metcalf comedic timing Pill rises

Don't see it if Wordy play that makes you suspend some reason and just follow the story. classic Elbee.. restrooms lower level are packed and long lines

83
During previews
Great singing, Great writing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if a new musical that is almost 2 hours about struggle between a mother and daughter who were estranged and go on a journey to Cal together

Don't see it if if you are not interested in a new musical with a cast- except daphne rubin vega has little broadway experience. Leads are excellent

90
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if 1 hour and 40 minute look at politics today as congresswoman tried to keep her seat, lobbying, dark $. well acted, staging. Bwy bound

Don't see it if too real, too much political goes into overload. depressing with reality. Good acting,

84
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Relevant

See it if contemporary themes of Darwinism and financial gain at all cost- set in colonial america-around one orphan who makes his way to accumulate $

Don't see it if plays with economic topics have you bored or you have seen many of these then do not see this one. well written, different -Topic overdone

84
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent, Insipid, Thought-provoking

See it if two pieces by Edward Albee that are paired. Both two person acts with limited staging so the words and acting are centerpieces. Classic

Don't see it if if long monologues and word play confuse or bore you, Albee stretches concepts through stories and worlds.2 exhausting hours of words

84
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if provocative without being a lecture. Look at aftermath of nuclear incident. Relationship driven drama. Thought provoking- no prediction

Don't see it if heavy material with some comedic moments. Relationships driven - no real resolution. viewer left to determine end

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Brigadoon has flaws as a musical but this revival with Patrick Wilson Stephanie Block and Kelli Ohara is stunning. De Mille dancing. Bravo

Don't see it if Limited run at City center. The theater is a challenge for those though elevators. Cant be missed performances.

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
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
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
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
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-

75
Great acting, Dated, Intelligent, Slow

See it if this revival only ran for 7 performance. it is early Lillian Hellman and themes that show up in her other works start to appear. researched

Don't see it if it is overwritten and a little tedious. well acted for a limited work

84
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Indulgent

See it if 1 hour and 4o minutes of the life and song of Donna Summer. Well sung by three women with great voices. Story told in song

Don't see it if if you do not want to sing and dance along. Jukebox musical with a story, the story of DSummer's life not just the music

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Great acting in this well written revival. excellent staging. Angels holds up more today as when written do not miss it. garfield/Lane

Don't see it if 4 hours first section stands alone . then another 4 to finish it. mezzanine is high and worth the $$ to sit lower if struggle with steepness

91
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if NYC centric play about the death of a beloved nun and the impact on the neighborhood.. dramady.. with good strong first act. Masterful write

Don't see it if if you not understand NYC culture or have problem with Fbombs and cursing.

75
During previews
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if Shaw's 3 hours of Joan Of Arc. Condola Rashad and cast are great, tackling some tough material. Sullivan direction. costumes are great.

Don't see it if There are long philosophical dialogues in the first act that are too long and dense. The second acts picks up with the trial.

80
During previews
Disappointing, Great writing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if My fair lady with a great score and great scenery. anticipation is great than the delivery. Leads are lacking, Diana Riggs is delightful.

Don't see it if if you want spend a lot of money for an overrate performance 3 hours

80
For a previous production
Great writing, Indulgent, Quirky, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if if you enjoy a topical musical cabaret performed by Jomamma Jones who tells stories and sings songs tying stories by end of the performance

Don't see it if 90 minutes of a man in drag who tells stories that are chopped up and told through songs that are not very good but set in 1990 R&B

81
During previews
Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you like topical plays with outstanding acting. Some of the nearly 2 hours is predictable and exposes issues of race in a private school

Don't see it if if you are overdone with topically issues specially plays that deal with race.

82
Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if if you want to see Norm Lewis and Lea Salonga in supporting roles. its a fairy tale that speaks to racism, classism all set in a island

Don't see it if if you are not interested in a musical that lasts 90 minutes. Revival of previously produced work.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if Masterful use of language in this 5 character play. Guirgis is skillful at capturing the language of the characters. Topical. Fun at times.

Don't see it if If you want a 90 minute comedy. Drama about incarceration.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Intelligent

See it if Oedipus set in East LA with a skillful Latin cast. Rhyme of Language add to the power of the story. Told with integrity and style. Great

Don't see it if if tired of the Shakespeare story, Small production at Public.