Sheri 6109

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Reviews (51)
79
Make Believe
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you like good acting; you want a show you can talk about afterwards;

Don't see it if children holding forth on stage is not your thing; you are looking for light entertainment;

Also while I found the play a bit confusing at first, I stuck with it and w... Read more Read less

71
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Surprising, Underrated, Relevant

See it if you like Susan Sarandon; you want to see a moving play with all-around good acting

Don't see it if you don't have the chance to see a lot of shows (don't pick this);

Also I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. It moves quickly and w... Read more Read less

71
Entertaining, Fun

See it if you liked the movie; you just want to have fun; you like Samantha Barks in Les Miz and want to see what else she can do.

Don't see it if You want a musical with a memorable score; you think Julia Roberts is the ultimate "Vivian"

Also I enjoyed the show; it is well paced and entertaining. There is chemis... Read more Read less

63
Disappointing, Raunchy, Ambitious

See it if you like the movie and want to see how it has been translated to stage.

Don't see it if you don't like (unnecessarily) raunchy shows; you didn't like the movie;

Also I saw the movie a couple of weeks before seeing the show. I almost wis... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you liked Mean Girls; you want to see a very talented ensemble cast perform; you want to have fun; you want to take a teen to a show.

Don't see it if you don't like rock scores; you don't like loud shows; you have no interest in youth oriented theatre.

Also I never read the book so I did not know what to expect, but I had list... Read more Read less

77
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Engaging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like good acting, you like to puzzle things out, you are a fan of writer, Tracy Letts.

Don't see it if you are looking for light entertainment or "typical" broadway fare.

Also The show is performed by a talented ensemble cast. I have always been ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a Rodgers &Hammerstein fan; you enjoy classic musicals; you want to hear some great voices; you love Renee Fleming

Don't see it if you are looking for something edgy and ground-breaking; you don't like choreography heavy shows.

Also This is a beautiful production of a classic show. Joshua Henry's voice... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Relevant, Great music, Enchanting

See it if you are looking for something a bit different; you like shows on a smaller scale; you like shows that speak on more than one level.

Don't see it if you want to leave humming the score; you are seeking big, splashy entertainment; you prefer traditional musicals.

Also I liked it; didn't love it. I felt in parts it was tedious but overall... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great dancing, Energetic

See it if You are a fan of the movie; you like good dancing; you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if You don’t like loud shows (oh my it was loud); you think the movie was dumb; you like your theatre on the deeper side.

Also I had a lot of fun at this show; I liked their use of projections to c... Read more Read less

81
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Feel good

See it if you want to have a fun time at the theatre; you want to see Billy Porter in his award winning performance (don't know for how much longer)

Don't see it if you are not a fan of drag; you don't like/have trouble with British accents

Also This is the second time I have seen the show (both times with Billy Po... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if even if you didn't see "A Doll's House;" you like good writing/acting; even though Laurie Metcalf is no longer the lead (Julie White rocks)

Don't see it if you don't care what happened to Nora; you like more spectacle than words;

Also Julie White is excellent in the role of Nora. I didn't see Laurie Metc... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Bernadette Peters; even if you wanted to see Bette Midler; you want to see a classic Boadway show.

Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned book musicals;

Also I previously saw Donna Murphy as Dolly but am a huge Bernadette Peters... Read more Read less

79
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Relevant, Interesting staging

See it if you like a show that hones in on modern friendships and interpersonal issues; enjoy good writing; you are a millennial

Don't see it if you are not open-minded about modern relationships

Also Sadly the show is closing this weekend. It deserves a longer run. The ... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Overly long

See it if You are a fan of the movie; you are a fan of Andy Karl

Don't see it if You thought the movie was a dud

Also Groundhog Day is a lot of fun, if a bit overlong (one of those shows w... Read more Read less

87
Absorbing, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like shows that explore deep topics; you like non-traditional musicals; you like shows that tap into "now."

Don't see it if you want to leave a show humming the tunes; you feel that topics like suicide are better left unspoken

Also The show very much channels Next to Normal (which I loved) but with mo... Read more Read less

84
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Entertaining, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You love Sutton Foster, who is amazing in it; want to hear some good Cy Coleman songs; enjoy a classic book musical; want to be entertained

Don't see it if You can't get Gwen Verdon out of your head; you prefer your theatre to be a bit edgier/trendier;

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Fun

See it if 1.you are a fan of the movie 2. you want to get into the holiday spirit 3. you are a fan of Bryce Pinkham

Don't see it if 1. you are looking for thought provoking theatre 2. you are a bit of a scrooge about the holidays 3.Didn't like the film

Also The choreography was entertaining and energetic. I especially liked th... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Mesmerizing, Spellbinding, Deeply moving

See it if You want to see great writing and great acting

Don't see it if If you don't like theater

Also Mary Louise Parker hits it out of the ballpark.

65
During previews
Out-of-synch, Distancing, Overly ambitious

See it if you are a fan of John Glover.

Don't see it if you want to see Chekhov.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like "show biz" musicals with inside jokes and asides; or if you enjoy seeing talented young ones who may go on to bigger things.

Don't see it if you think a mash-up of All About Eve and The Bad Seed sounds like a really dumb idea.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You want a magical theatre experience

Don't see it if you have difficulty with accents. It takes some getting used to the accents in this show.

91
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You've never seen it before or if you've seen it a dozen times. It will bring tears to your eyes.

Don't see it if You think Rodgers and Hammerstein shows are dated. Oh wait, this could change your mind.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You liked the Wizard of Oz and if you want a family friendly show

Don't see it if You want to miss out on one of theatre's most successful musicals.

78
Entertaining, Fun, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy the music of Gloria Estefan

Don't see it if You are looking for deep, insightful theatre.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if You love the old standards, romance, dancing

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it.

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like a play that makes you think; you like plays that you can relate to the world today; you want to be challenged.

Don't see it if You are seeking flashy entertainment; you don't want to be challenged and moved by your theatre choices.

Also I was blown away by this show. The subject matter that I thought would... Read more Read less

77
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like Santino Fontana (he's a super talent); you liked the movie; you are looking for a light, fun experience.

Don't see it if you are seeking deep theatre; you thought the movie was silly; you can't suspend your disbelief and accept the premise.

Also A fun show, but not great music overall--I won't be downloading the ca... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Entertaining, High-spirited, Fun

See it if you liked the movie; you are a fan of Dove Cameron; you enjoy watching a youthful, energetic show; the "Kids in America" finale.

Don't see it if you thought the movie was just plain silly; you think no one can replace Alicia Silverstone; you're not going to the theatre to have fun.

Also Okay, it's not perfect, but it was fun. It could lose a few minutes of... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Sweet, Predictable

See it if you like strong ensemble work; you like shows about New York; you like sung-through ; you want to catch young talent on the way up.

Don't see it if you are looking for something profound to ponder over dinner; you have a hard time suspending disbelief; you like big,splashy musicals

Also The title says it all. It is about the small things in life, the ordin... Read more Read less

79
Romantic, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear a very special score; You want to see two very fine performers; You want to see a simple version of a classic Broadway show

Don't see it if You want flash; You don't want to see how a problematic book has been adapted and staged in a very successful way.

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you're an Ackbourn fan; you like a British take on things; you like great acting; you are an acting student looking for a "master class"

Don't see it if you like theatre to be straightforward, being one step ahead of the playwright; British style/humor is not your thing.

Also I have always thought Ayckbourn was a genius playwright and I was not ... Read more Read less

75
Energetic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie, you enjoy a fun show with talented kids, you've seen everything else, you just want to sit back & be entertained

Don't see it if you don't want to watch a bunch of kids be cute, you are not good at suspending your disbelief

80
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if like to laugh; appreciate great comic timing and acting; want a show the whole family can enjoy

Don't see it if physical humor is not your thing; you are looking for something deep or thought-provoking

Also The thing about this show that makes it great and not merely good is n... Read more Read less

69
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Unnecessary, Slow, Tedious

See it if you are looking for a show to which to take your great aunt Martha; you want a trip down memory lane or you're unfamiliar with Prince's work

Don't see it if you want cutting edge theatre; you want to learn more about Hal Prince; you are a theatre buff (because you will have seen all this before)

Also I am not sure who thought this show would be a good idea. I am not kno... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Elizabeth McGovern; you enjoy great acting; if you like plays that give you something to think about.

Don't see it if you are solely seeking entertainment; you don't like period pieces;

Also Some have called this show dated. But I think that a show with a unive... Read more Read less

77
Kim's Convenience
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny

See it if you have a penchant for new plays/playwrights; enjoy a show with heart and soul.

Don't see it if you have a hard time with accents (the main character is heavily accented); you prefer shows with lots of glitz and glamour.

Also A nicely written play about a Korean immigrant and his family. It is a... Read more Read less

78
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Real

See it if you like theatre that reflects a piece of our country; you like theatre that makes you think; you like good writing and acting

Don't see it if you prefer light entertainment;

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing (duh!), Funny

See it if You like Patti and Christine, they don't disappoint; you are interested in a bit of history about two cosmetics legends; great costumes.

Don't see it if you like musicals with a strong book/score; you don't care for Patti or Christine; you have a limited budget (see something else).

Also I never really appreciated Christine Ebersole until I saw her performa... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Energetic, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like energetic shows; you like shows based on historical events; you want to feel good about people

Don't see it if you think 9/11 is still too raw to be entertainment; you don't like shows where a few people play a lot of different roles

Also I came out of this show on such a high. It made me feel good about hum... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Linda
Midtown W
Cliched, Cluttered, Formulaic, Preachy

See it if you want to see a wonderful actress, Janie Dee; if you like issues-oriented plays.

Don't see it if you want to see credible dramatic action.

Also The playwright seems more interested in making points than in telling ... Read more Read less

87
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if are looking for a unique theatre experience; enjoy creative staging, are a fan of Josh Groban (who does a wonderful job as Pierre).

Don't see it if you like your theatre experience on the traditional side; you think sung-through shows belong at the Met and not on Broadway.

Also I just want to say that a few commenters have stated that it depends o... Read more Read less

79
Poignant, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Rent; enjoy a talented, energetic cast; are curious about this early work of a talented artist.

Don't see it if you want spectacle; if you are looking for a highly polished theatre piece; or if you prefer traditional musicals.

80
Aubergine
Midtown W
Funny, Absorbing, Moving

See it if you want to hear an original voice.

Don't see it if conventional plays are your cup of tea.

79
Fiorello!
East Village
Delightful, Engaging, Spirited

See it if You enjoy seeing future Broadway stars in their early days; you want a chance to see a rarely revived musical with a lovely score

Don't see it if you need 'names" for your theatre experience; you prefer more modern musical theatre to a classic book musical

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Lively, Refreshing

See it if You saw the movie and are curious about its transition to the stage; are a fan of Sarah Bareilles or Jessie Mueller; want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you are looking for thought-provoking, stimulating theatre.

98
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Original

See it if You want to laugh until your sides split.

Don't see it if You think you might be offended by the sometimes raunchy humor.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if You appreciate the musical theatre art form and what it is capable of.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional, feel good musical.

79
Clever, Delightful

See it if You are looking for a fun, entertaining, evening of theatre

Don't see it if You don't like broad humor.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Epic

See it if Just see it!

Don't see it if Just see it!

74
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Looking for family friendly show

Don't see it if You aren't crazy about mime