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New York City | Female
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Reviews (51)
98
During previews
Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if What a delightful evening spending with a group of talented acTORs! Masterful staging that move from scene to scene swiftly. Tuneful songs!

Don't see it if You are looking for serious and traditional play. But this is a great musical theatre experience, just enjoy and let the music take you.

85
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It was very enjoyable to see four great actors at works, especially Andrea Burns, she sings and acts smartly.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear story telling of Judy Holiday and feel 90 minutes is not enough to cover such a remarkable actress.

88
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if I haven’t seen such a satisfying show-great acting/directing/writing all way around. Casts from young to not too young were all fantastic!

Don't see it if If you are only looking for a linear plot line and some old traditional story telling will not be here.

74
Great acting, Relevant, Edgy, Intense

See it if It has a great cast of four capable actors. The play keeps you guessing who is your friend and who is your foe. The ending came bit quickly.

Don't see it if You don’t buy the premise of the CIA setups and the apocalypse is near.

78
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if With a group of over 20 talented Asian actors telling the true story of the brutality of the Japanese soldiers mistreated the Korean women.

Don't see it if The subject matter is not for the fainted heart and it could use a bit editing of the storyline.

86
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Make sure that you read the Program before the show so to follow the Characters and the story lines. Ivo did a great job represent the Movie

Don't see it if Sitting 2 HRs n 20 min with intense drama about the Nazis, and the loud sounds are not your way being entertained.

Also As soon as you walked in the immense Thompson Drill Hall with the ghos... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if It is a straightforward production in a classical play with great constumes. But it lacked tensions and chemistry among the key players.

Don't see it if You don’t care about the Bards and sitting outdoors and taking chances of the elements for three hours is not your liking.

72
Clever, Entertaining

See it if The show moved swiftly between the scenes and told the Lady Di secret tapes back story in 70 minutes.

Don't see it if You heard enough of Princess Diana’s story.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if With a creative team of six players, the show had whole audience involved while telling the whaling industry. We had a whale of great time!

Don't see it if You are looking for elaborate production design and don’t like audience participation.

77
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if It is a great treat to see this rare classic play. The ensemble was good, especially the role of Nero, Narcissus, Agrippina and Britannicus.

Don't see it if If you are looking for the elaborate staging or action play.

88
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if What a joy to see this great casts of a show. It brings uplifting energy and poignant social issues without being preachy. Don’t miss it!

Don't see it if Talking about Christianity and gay issues offended you for 95 short minutes.

79
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if It was an enjoyable three-persons show with great acting and staging. It kept you guessing of how the storyline is going to end.

Don't see it if You are not interested about the aging writer and creative blocks.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You are the fan of My Fair Lady. Overall the casts and the staging are good, but Elisa needs to project her voice and her persona more.

Don't see it if You are not of the fan of this classics Musical and to sit through over 3 hours.

74
Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if The topics are relevant and the cast are talented and you tried to like it more but...

Don't see it if With long speeches it’s just get too preachy.

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Must see

See it if As soon as you walk in the place you can feel that Sardi’s is as connected to the Broadway shows as can be, it likes a 100 Years Time travel

Don't see it if You do not not enjoy the Broadway community and the show biz history.

75
Great acting, Dated, Quirky

See it if It is a great acting play about being an actress in the 40’s in a very minimal set-up. I don’t think it still easier today.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate in an Off-Off Broadway setting.

75
Great staging, Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if With the reputation of the Director that I expected better. Great India Epic stories but also the usual suspects of the Muslims. Go figure.

Don't see it if You want linear story and the dream sequences kept on interrupting by the phone rings and bathroom breaks.

Also I gave a higher Score of 75 for trying hard. The Mahabharata Epics wer... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if Jessica Genick is a fascinating speaker, and a natural born Producer. There were a lot of insightful information and the hour past quickly.

Don't see it if Don’t want to know the inside information regarding the process to produce a show.

80
During previews
Great staging, Ambitious, Relevant, Riveting

See it if It’s more than an entertainment show, the whole concept had the audience participated in the protest process that you were part of it.

Don't see it if It was raw both in space and emotions.

80
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if Lesli is a Hoot Who! She is such a delight to watch. The staging and writing are first rate.

Don't see it if If you are a Grinch and don’t like the holiday cheers.

85
Entertaining, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You like Sondheim’s music. Make sure that you order the Pie, it’s delicious and there’re no bad seats in the house.

Don't see it if Sondheim’s music is too much for you.

86
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if What a delightful and well-staged show. Every cast member is excellent and great musicians thru out!

Don't see it if You don’t believe in goodness in people everywhere.

75
Dizzying, Edgy, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You like creative and quirky show. The acting were good, especially the role of Madonna.

Don't see it if You don’t like the modern take of the war-torn family.

Also I don’t know if it’s the directing, but it seemed there wasn’t enough ... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent

See it if You like the stage scenery and costumes.

Don't see it if You want to save your time and money.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You enjoy great story telling and recognize the goodness in the humankind.

Don't see it if I can’t find any reason that you wouldn’t appreciate it even as a Non-New Yorker!

82
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It is such an enjoyable evening to see this classic Musical. Actors are working hard and you get to sing along the famous song at the end.

Don't see it if You don’t like the intimate theatre of maybe 20 audiences, and felt like watching the Performance in private living room.

62
During previews
Disappointing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You truly love Oscar Hammerstein’s music and have nothing else to do. With all the Hologram n videos, this show just distract the musics.

Don't see it if You want to hold the memories of the beautiful musics. Waste of 2 talented performers, musicians and the production crews, just doesn't work

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if What can I say, B. Midler is a true meddler! She is the reason to see it n she’s really mugging it. Also saw B. Peters n just not the same.

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate the classical Broadway musicals n the colorful staging n costumes. And you are going to let the parade pass you by.

82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It has a wonderful cast, great directing and follows the movie plot faithfully including Vivian’s costumes. Andy Karl is a true Edward.

Don't see it if You are not a Pretty Woman movie fan to appreciate the transportation to the stage version.

72
Great staging, Fluffy, Cliched, Great acting

See it if The writing is so-so on this show, I chuckled a couple of times, but overall the storyline is so cliched. There are some good acting there.

Don't see it if If sit through 2 Acts in 2-1/2 HRs feel like wasted time there.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Akin Babatunde is quite engaging and the guitarist David Weiss plays some mean Blues cords. Enjoyable 80 minutes of the Blind Lemon Blues.

Don't see it if You only like big production and casts. This is a quiet storytelling with great lighting of a show.

68
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if I really want to like the show (and had J. Walker sitted on my lap briefly), she put a lot of efforts into it but it was kinda overly worked

Don't see it if The cabaret setting is not your liking and same sex objects offend you.

80
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if With a great cast, the director and choreographer bring to the modern take from the 1945 classic. The music n the dance are just enchanting.

Don't see it if You only like fluffy musicals.

74
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if I the play can use some editing about the family drama. The 2nd Act is more interesting than the 1st Act. Good staging to utilize the space.

Don't see it if You are looking for the action packed play. It evolved slowly.

78
During previews
Great staging, Dated, Cliched

See it if The party started when B-day boy Harold (Z Quinto) walked in. Host Michael is mean-spirited and not a sophisticated writer supposed to be.

Don't see it if You are allergic to homo social environment.

72
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if I’m giving the higher score because the talents of the singers and the musicians. The concept just wacko, perhaps suitable for Las Vegas.

Don't see it if You are looking for either the Contemporary musics or the classicals but not the mashup of the two.

84
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if There were no heroes and no villains in this play, just a group of four normal humanbeings trying to cope the life situations best they can.

Don't see it if If you are looking for high dramas or the murder mystery.

81
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if A great solo actor and hold your attention for 65 minuets. You could imagine what’s like being Bard’s wife during the time. Music was great.

Don't see it if You are not interested in one-person show or about Shakespeare’s private life.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if You need to have a sense of humor for this still relevant show. What a wonderful cast of great actors!

Don't see it if You can’t see through the messages.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if It took a while to get things going, boy, did he keep the story moving and it was a quite moving storyline.

Don't see it if The gay theme offend you, but it was a honest and non-offensive portrays.

72
Absorbing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if The writer had good intention to tackle the modern issues confronting 50+ women, but it felt lightweight and cliched. Good ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You are looking for intense drama or a musical.

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Delightful

See it if Jessica is very personalble and gave insightful infor about how the Show came to B’way. We even had a surprise guest that went to Gander.

Don't see it if You don’t think the background infor is relevant.

Also It’s very telling that all 12 of us in the Salon saw Come From Away al... Read more Read less

72
Relevant, Intelligent

See it if He is very knowledgeable and it’s a very popular subject “Alexander Hamilton” whether if you had seen the show or not.

Don't see it if You are not interested in Hamilton either as a person in history or the show.

68
Dated, Indulgent, Great acting, Romantic

See it if The cast is terrific but the subject matter of bisexuality felt outdated even though it is a true storyline.

Don't see it if You don’t like lightweight show.

78
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if You like folksy music. The staging and lighting were delightful and the whole cast were great, made for a light and enjoyable time.

Don't see it if You look anything in depth.

85
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if It’s purely entertaining with great staging and acting. The timing of the action is just perfect!

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh your head off.

87
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if You are a grown up and no more kids stuff Nutcrackers! It’s purely entertaining with talented casts for the holidays!

Don't see it if Tasteful nudity offends you.

70
Ace
Ambitious, Indulgent, Entertaining, Quirky, Dizzying

See it if You are nostalgia about the things in the past and talking about the influence of your powerful father.

Don't see it if You have a strong self-awareness of your beings.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You have seen Hamilton the Musical and can’t get enough of it!

Don't see it if You think Hamilton is sacrilegious and can’t be made fun of.

86
Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You ever madly in love.

Don't see it if You don’t want to support the Off-Off B’way productions.