Sing out Louise

New York City | 35-49

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Reviews (196)
80
“a boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything.”
July 24th, 2022

See it if Afghanistan, 1970s, two boys grow up on the same grounds, one wealthy, the poor … beautiful storytelling …

Don't see it if Family, friendship, loyalty, betrayal, refugee, rape, secrets, genocide, politics, immigration …

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During previews
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Big fat piggies!!!
July 23rd, 2022

See it if an Irish boy’s journey as his mental illness escalates.. and the pigs appear more frequently Go support new musicals.

Don't see it if The concept of the story has promise, but it needs revisions IMO. there are a few good songs …

Also My favorite song was “Snowdrops “. ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Live the story you want, not the story you live
July 10th, 2022

See it if Living between the lines of reality and make believe; sweet & enchanting

Don't see it if Go support this young adult musical which also resonates with adults

Also Arielle Jacobs and Jake David Smith are charming, young actors with fa... Read more Read less

60
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
“my dearest, angelica, tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day. i trust you’ll understand the reference to another scottish tragedy without me having to name the play.”
July 9th, 2022

See it if Ruth Negga is mesmerizing to watch and listen to; loved sound design/music, admit, Shakespeare doesn’t come naturally to me…

Don't see it if … but I’ve seen and read the Scottish play enough times to understand it and know what is unfolding.

Also Sam Gold’s personal stamp and concept didn’t work for me on this produ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
“sometimes people leave you, halfway through the wood. do not let it grieve you, no one leaves for good.”
July 4th, 2022

See it if Thrilled to see another cast perform one of my favorite shows! Brilliant, smart funny, tragic, heartfelt story/lyrics.

Don't see it if Lightning doesn’t always strike twice, but it came close. The city center cast of this production (and maybe the venue) was so special.

Also Joshua Henry and Phillipa Soo are fabulous additions. BDJ and Patina M... Read more Read less

75
“will i ever learn to be like any man but me?”
July 4th, 2022

See it if Buddy Young looking back at his life and wanting one more chance with his career; as someone who sucks the energy out of the room…

Don't see it if … it’s not too late for him to put his wife, brother and daughter center stage

Also Funny and heartfelt, Billy delivers! Shoshana vocals, as usual are IMO... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Corsicana
Midtown W
Caretaking, caregiving and a new family in smalltown, usa
June 14th, 2022

See it if half-siblings dealing with their mother’s death; exploring the depth of a woman with Down syndrome. saw Deirdre O’Connell perform…

Don't see it if … the day before she won a Tony; loved Jamie Brewer again who I saw in Amy and the Orphans. Entire cast incredible.

80
Soft
Midtown W
What does it mean to be soft for black and brown men?
June 4th, 2022

See it if correctional boarding school students & their teacher: suicide, drugs, abuse, molestation, racism, HIV, LGBTQ+, connection, expression

Don't see it if GO SEE IT! the staging in this small space at MCC heightened every word and action on stage for me.

80
Suffs
East Village
“how long, must women wait for liberty? how long must we wait?!”
May 28th, 2022

See it if how many more: marches in the streets, efforts gone to waste, deafening defeats, histories erased… dignities defer, told to know our place…

Don't see it if …girls will go unheard, doors shut in our face? How many more of us will it take… the work is never over, passed down through generations.

Also Fabulous new musical by Shaina Taub. Amazing female cast. ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Life was so much easier when sarah was 9 years old.
May 22nd, 2022

See it if Young Sarah dealing with new school & making new friends, divorce, infidelity, mental health, alcoholism, loss… and bed wetting at 10 years

Don't see it if Love supporting new musicals, but the book and songs fell a little flat for me. Definitely some funny and heartwarming moments. Great cast.

85
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Old african proverb: “if you know the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.”
May 21st, 2022

See it if Juicy’s father murdered a week ago,returns as a ghost, on his mother’s wedding day to his uncle…

Don't see it if … Hamlet inspired, but leaves you with many different things to think about.

Also Fabulous writing, directing, set design… and loved everyone in the cas... Read more Read less

75
“what kind of sign they need when it all come from within, when what's lost has been found, what's to come has already been? well i'm pressing on… “
May 19th, 2022

See it if Incredible cast and ensemble, vocals, lighting.Dylan’s music showcased around a Depression-era storyline boarding house.

Don't see it if Enjoyed it more at the Belasco than at The Public. I like that it’s NOT. a bio-musical of Dylan’s life. Music sets tone of story.

95
The cow as white as milk, the cape as red as blood, the hair as yellow as corn, the slipper as pure as gold.
May 15th, 2022

See it if our theater gems performing one of my fave shows. Smart, funny, heartbreaking.

Don't see it if so many lessons/messages in this story and within the brilliant lyrics. Thank you Sondheim, Lapine and this cast!

Also I’ve seen several productions of this show, loved the lines and lyrics... Read more Read less

75
Harmony
Financial
Inspired by historical berlin 1920s international boy band group
May 9th, 2022

See it if Comedian Harmonists, 1927 Berlin, male vocal group, Jews/Gentiles. Watch their fame… unknowingly become German ambassadors.

Don't see it if Go see it! Important history. Don’t expect a jukebox of Barry Manilow’s greatest hits, this music has been developed for this show

Also Book is muddled a bit but it made me interested in researching the his... Read more Read less

70
Magical, mystical, a new friendship between two scottish girls, who can speak to the whales.
May 4th, 2022

See it if From Edinburgh Fringe, an a cappella musical performed by two young women, with gorgeous storytelling/vocals. Go support new musicals.

Don't see it if Story wanders a bit, but it’s worth it to enjoy these vocals.

70
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Fleeing poland in 1939, a jewish man asks for refuge in america
April 30th, 2022

See it if A Jewish man pleads with his family to leave Poland as the Nazis approach … he leaves, they stay… sanitized letters sent back/forth

Don't see it if GO! Important storytelling about the Holocaust, family, immigrants! We shall never forget!

85
During previews
POTUS
Midtown W
A farce? what could possibly go wrong behind the scenes at the white house?
April 22nd, 2022

See it if Hysterically funny dialogue delivered by this crazy talented female cast.

Don't see it if GO SEE IT!

87
During previews
“one lone black gay boy i knew who chose to turn his back on the lord”
April 20th, 2022

See it if Bright voice and story by Michael R. Jackson. Bravo Spivey and all the Thoughts!

Don't see it if GO SEE THIS!! Big black queer ass boy! Black affirmation, self loathing, pray the gay away, AIDs, family acceptance, guilt…

Also … shame, fear, doubt, religious, toxic Tyler Perry, white gay male tyr... Read more Read less

65
During previews
“somebody/ anybody sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself”
April 19th, 2022

See it if Beautiful staging, ensemble performances, movement, dance from this talented female cast

Don't see it if I admit, I personally don’t fully connect to spoken word/ poetry. Their stories are beautifully told, didn’t get completely wrapped up in it

75
“sometimes to tell a secret, you first have to teach a lesson.”
April 17th, 2022

See it if Extraordinary performances by Parker, Morse and entire cast. Great direction! Morse and Parker shift ages, younger/older frequently…

Don't see it if … while not always in any chronological order, backwards or forwards, you get so much information about their relationship in each scene…

Also … Other actors play various characters. Entire cast of five actors are... Read more Read less

75
Democracy is messy?
April 16th, 2022

See it if Love Letts’ writing & acting, fabulous cast. Will leave you with a lot to think about. Small town, USA, government, would rather celebrate…

Don't see it if … its heritage which is based on a lie instead of the disgusting truth….

65
Two fathers wanting to create the best home for their daughters to grow up
April 15th, 2022

See it if two fathers lean on each other, wanting what is best for their daughters.

Don't see it if saw first week of previews, expect pacing and delivery will grow in this two-hander

70
“eggs, butter, sugar, salt… the humblest ingredients. but when you turn back and look far enough, you see atoms left over from creation.”
April 13th, 2022

See it if Each chime marks another birthday and we watch Messing seamlessly age and live a full life without ever leaving the stage for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if Rituals, traditions, tied up in a blue ribbon. passion, death, love, loss, family … reinventing life as you get older.. second chances

Also As a young girl on her 17th birthday, Ernestine proclaims “rebel again... Read more Read less

80
During previews
¡Americano!
Midtown W
For dreamers who call this land their home
April 10th, 2022

See it if when a young man tries to enlist with the marines on his 18th birthday, he finally realizes what it means to be “in process”

Don't see it if Go support this new musical with a strong voice. Based on true life story of Tony Valdovinos

65
During previews
“don't tell me not to live, just sit and putter. life's candy and the sun's a ball of butter. don't bring around a cloud, to rain on my parade”
March 28th, 2022

See it if First Broadway revival. Go for the songs.

Don't see it if Not comparing to Streisand, but you need an actress with stronger vocals. She’s charming at times but struggles vocally with pitch.

Also Saw first week of previews. Didn’t go in with ridiculous expectations,... Read more Read less

60
During previews
“when the five points comes alive… with the striking sound of different people fighting to survive… in the city’s biggest slum, on a street in disrepair… we love who we want to love with no apology“
March 16th, 2022

See it if 19th C NYC, Five Points notorious slum, immigrants, war, draft, interracial marriages, dance hall, underground railway, civil insurrection

Don't see it if … Bill T Jones choreography, various musical styles with Irish influences, great staging. Book needs work (musical theater ain’t easy!!)

Also A new musical with an interesting story and great potential. Go suppor... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
It's a new dawn… it's a new day… it's a new life… for me… and i'm feeling good
March 10th, 2022

See it if Nina Simone’s music

Don't see it if The book needs reworking; most of the dialogue from Laiona Michelle (Nina)….

Also … who changes voices when she’s portraying other characters like Nina’... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Confederates
Midtown W
Will anyone be held accountable?
March 9th, 2022

See it if Love Dominique M, great direction, fabulous cast! Smart, important, funny drama. Saw first preview

Don't see it if Love the seamless transitions between slavery to present day.. the road to freedom. fabulous scenes/character changes and dialogue…

Also … but some of the writing went off rails a little for me. I was at the... Read more Read less

75
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
“quarters to dollars, dollars to dreams, dreams to new world”
February 13th, 2022

See it if Wonderful storytelling, thought provoking;three acts framed around a different style/tone/scene/period

Don't see it if How can we know freedom, if we are always being watched? Go support new voices on stage!

Also FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT: DAVE HARRIS... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Space Dogs
Midtown W
Sit… stay… roll over… fly to space!
February 11th, 2022

See it if Nick and Van have put on their own show, great vocals, zany storytelling about the history of space race between US and USSR, high energy…

Don't see it if … they do it all on stage (sing, play instruments, move sets, set up cameras, play with stuffed dogs, change characters.. and created it!

Also go support a new musical in development, these guys are working hard!

85
During previews
“you pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. i don't know about you, but i'd like to make today worth remembering.”
February 9th, 2022

See it if A wonderful revival, fabulous cast led by Hugh and Sutton, gorgeous choreography

Don't see it if I confess The Music Man has never been one of my favorites, but this production filled me with smiles (and a few heartfelt tears).

Also Sutton, Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays, Shuler Hensley are Broadway ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Black No More
Midtown W
Stop f-cking hating! bang!
February 6th, 2022

See it if Go to see BVD, Tamika Lawrence, Ephraim Sykes, Lilias White, Tariq Trotter!

Don't see it if It’s not “perfect” but definitely has some great storytelling and is worth seeing

80
Intimate Apparel
Upper W Side
Nottage’s play transformed to opera
February 3rd, 2022

See it if Nottage’s play beautifully performed and staged! I’m happy I went to see it.

Don't see it if personally love to see this as the original play (or a musical), but that’s only because as much as I try I haven’t found a way …

Also … to fully appreciate opera.

80
During previews
Have we ever been heading in right direction? what do we do when we don’t feel safe in our own home?
January 16th, 2022

See it if Beautiful storytelling about generations of a Jewish family and their history living in Paris… mostly set between 1940s and 2016/17.

Don't see it if I saw the fourth preview, will get even better once the actors live longer in their lines. Traditions, anti-semitism, diaspora…

Also … holocaust victims and survivors, identity, strength and love of fami... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Eat. work. sleep. repeat.
December 28th, 2021

See it if employees in a small Detroit factory work against the rumors that they will be closing. Fabulous ensemble!

Don't see it if Go see it! Saw the second preview, it will only get better!

80
“can’t wait for the day when my skin isn’t a novelty”
December 19th, 2021

See it if Keenan Scott II, Broadway debut! Black life in a Brooklyn neighborhood; format through vignettes and portrayed through emotions…

Don't see it if … love, happiness, lust, passion, depression, wisdom and anger. GO SEE THIS!

60
To fellow explorers, as they reach multiple dimensions on their trip
December 9th, 2021

See it if 1950s, LSD, love, connection, loneliness, discovery… ghosts of loved ones who are gone… wrestling with the memories of your childhood.

Don't see it if I have a lot of respect for the creatives and cast, but some of this just didn’t work for me. Interesting concept, could’ve been…

Also … smart, witty and outrageously fun while still delivering poignant me... Read more Read less

80
Mic check, it’s freestyle love supreme!
December 3rd, 2021

See it if storytelling, improv, rap, beatbox, hip hop and more. pure entertainment! amazing talent!

Don't see it if you don’t like the idea of seeing a show that is completely different and unique to the day/time you are there, no two shows are alike…

Also … including their rotating cast of performers. ... Read more Read less

75
Selling Kabul
Midtown W
How many lies must you tell to save someone’s life in kabul?
November 30th, 2021

See it if Watch the life of a family in Kabul dealing with the cost of war: sacrifice, love, fear, anger.

Don't see it if What is the cost of an Afghan translator and what happens when they are left behind?

75
“and all you have to do is squeeze your little finger. ease your little finger back- you can change the world.”
November 28th, 2021

See it if Sondheim revival! intelligent, dark, quirky, menacing, witty. cast with many of my favorite actors!

Don't see it if Does everyone really have the right to be happy?

Also This is the second Assassins production I’ve seen, the last one was 20... Read more Read less

85
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company! no strings, good times, rooms hum, company!! late nights, quick bites, party games, deep talks, long walks, telephone calls! thoughts shared, souls bared, private names, all those photos up on the wall!
November 16th, 2021

See it if Happy birthday Bobbie! A Sondheim classic, a single person watching their married friends,never getting close in their own relationship

Don't see it if Go see it! One fabulous Sondheim song after another! Amazing Patti LuPone, Jennifer Simard, Matt Doyle, Claybourne Elder!

Also I missed seeing the original Broadway cast, but I’ve seen the 1995 & 2... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Teenage girl with a rare aging disease, knows she’s not the daughter that her parents wanted….
November 15th, 2021

See it if A family hiding their dark secrets, dad’s an alcoholic, mom’s a dysfunctional hypochondriac, aunt is an over the top…

Don't see it if … (sexually inappropriate) criminal. Kimberly forms a friendship with the brainiac who looks at life, and her, differently

Also Charming, funny, heartbreaking, beautiful story. amazing to watch Vict... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Just because you left jail doesn’t mean you’re not in jail.
November 13th, 2021

See it if Lynn Nottage has created a beautiful ensemble play about people who have been incarcerated, finding their way back into society (including…

Don't see it if … limited job opportunities). these characters are fighting for their dignity and integrity and don’t want their past to define them…

Also … They work together to survive Clyde’s abusive and sometimes degradin... Read more Read less

75
Flashback to ruben santiago-hudson growing up and his bond with the woman who raised him.
November 5th, 2021

See it if Ruben Santiago-Hudson has woven together a beautiful tribute to Nanny, otherwise known as the Mother of their community …

Don't see it if … she was a woman with a heart of gold… under the roof of her own boarding house, she would feed, shelter, protect, teach

Also she “was like the government if it really worked.”

20
“beyond the photographs… a fairy tale come and gone”
November 2nd, 2021

See it if With so much material the creatives could have chosen about Diana, it’s disappointing that this is the end result.

Don't see it if you like childish lyrics with simple couplet rhyming, melodies that don’t work, bad storytelling, odd choreography and direction.

70
Twilight is that time between day and night… limbo
October 31st, 2021

See it if Conceived by 320 interviews… literally “words by” witnesses, jurors, victims, family etc.

Don't see it if It’s extremely well conceived and the performances are excellent, but ultimately this documentary-style play felt long.

Also Amazing Anna Deavere Smith!!! Amazing that she not only wrote and conc... Read more Read less

80
During previews
“do better… go further”
October 30th, 2021

See it if Alice Childress’ play finally gets a Broadway production after 66 years ! She refused to rewrite the ending, which in 1957, Broadway …

Don't see it if … producers worried would offend white audiences, instead of entertain them… so it didn’t get its bow until now…

Also … Specifically about history of Black American theater. Go see this! O... Read more Read less

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Sons of a jewish cattle merchant… three brothers from bavaria arrive in america, then alabama, then new york…
October 28th, 2021

See it if GO SEE THIS! incredible writing, directing, acting, music, sound, sets! So smart and still very accessible.

Don't see it if three immigrant brothers arrive in America in mid 1800s and begin business in Alabama

Also Henry = head... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Visitor
East Village
“join the circle… “
October 26th, 2021

See it if a beautiful friendship immediately forms… grief, love, hope, fear… undocumented citizens … and the beat of the drum!

Don't see it if the story and music mostly work… a couple of melodies have stayed with me but for some it might not be enough. You can see what they are …

Also … hoping to create. ... Read more Read less

80
“nothing ever happen underground in louisiana … torn tween the devil and the muddy brown sea”
October 15th, 2021

See it if 1963 Louisiana, racial injustice, prejudice, grief, domestic abuse, dead dreams, poverty… Emotionally sung through…

Don't see it if Emotionally sung through, brilliant cast lead by Sharon D. Clarke. Story inspired by Tony Kushner’s family & growing up in Louisiana

Also This was the first production I’ve seen of Caroline or Change… I liste... Read more Read less