Sing out Louise

New York City | 35-49

If you like this person's taste, follow him or her!

Reviews (145)
50
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Come on feel the noise! girls rock your boys!

See it if 80s hair! 80s clothes! 80s fab head banging classic songs!!

Don't see it if I can see a glimmer of why fans loved it on Broadway.

80
Six
Midtown W
Six queens of the castle, get down you dirty rascal...

See it if HERstory contest about the six wives of Henry VIII, fun, clever, electric, entertaining.

Don't see it if I’m not a fan of girl groups or pop music, so I went in a bit skeptical (I admit I had FOMO)... overall a good time.

Also Do you know their names and their fames and their faces ... divorced, ... Read more Read less

80
Keep for use, for now

See it if a daughter learns the tragic truth about her father’s past; a KR commander is arrested for horrific crimes against humanity.

Don't see it if Communism, genocide, shallow graves, marching soldiers, survivors, confessions, prisoner abuse, crimes against humanity

Also Lauren Yee has a brilliant gift of storytelling. ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
We ain’t down yet!!

See it if a strong production of an old musical, by Meredith Wilson, gently updated. Classic and relevant. Fabulous cast.

Don't see it if Old fashioned but charming; this was my first experience of this musical, songs are lovely but disappeared quickly from my memory.

Also It’s worth a trip to the Lower East Side.

75
During previews
In this “text-instential” world filled with emojis... what do they stand for?

See it if original, high energy, silly musical fun.

Don't see it if if you expect with the title EMOJILAND, this will be serious. It’s ridiculously fun, with a more layers than you might expect.

Also This cast is packed with talented Broadway alumni.... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
A play about aging that doesn’t focus around dementia... the loneliness of not being seen in your marriage or life.

See it if After 50 years of marriage, Nancy wants out; Bill was willing to slog through the marriage until the end. Fun dialogue keeps you entertained

Don't see it if aging, divorce, family secrets, parenting, self identity, loneliness...

Also Amazing ensemble cast! Jane Alexander, James Cromwell, Michael Urie, B... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
I will dream for you... until it comes true.

See it if a boy starts a band at his new school to impress a girl (so she can be in his music video). There’s a lot of charm and heart in this show.

Don't see it if the show is in good shape during previews, but it had me wanting a little deeper emotion... support new works, I would recommend it and ...

Also ... I look forward to going back to see what changes they’ve made afte... Read more Read less

80
Shing-a-ling, what a creepy thing to be happening! look out, look out, look out! feed me!!

See it if pure joy and entertainment! watch Groff embrace his nerdy side... and Borle show off his comedic bag of tricks

Don't see it if a blood thirsty plant promises a nice sweet guy, the girl of his dreams

Also Little Shop is a quirky musical theater gem!! Thank you Alan Menken an... Read more Read less

78
At the height of the storm there is always a bird to reassure us. it is the unknown bird... it sings and then it flies away.

See it if bouncing around out of chronological order, we are never really sure who is dead or alive ...

Don't see it if ... or if the dialogue is part of a story blurred through a grieving man’s dementia. Loved Pryce and Atkins.

55
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
The unexpected sisterhood of four strangers who take a break from life in rainy london

See it if needing a change from the rain in London and the problems in her marriage, one women arranges April in Italy, with strangers...

Don't see it if ... who end up as friends. some wonderful touches like an overture, nice story idea, but the show is unnecessarily long...

Also ... with too many melancholy ballads, uneven British accents.... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Beating and beating in my chest... follow the double yellow lines, no turning back while i’m alive, tried to stay positive!

See it if Joshua Henry sings his heart out, what a treat to watch this cast in a small theater; a man is framed for murder by a a jealous ex-husband

Don't see it if personally I love contemporary storytelling, but the book could dig a little deeper. Loved the music, amazing performances!

Also I wasn’t familiar with The Wrong Man until I saw it listed on MCC’s se... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
This guy has desperate middle aged, divorced, white guy written all over him.

See it if this man’s life has been on a downward spiral since he moved to CA 18 years ago to live closer to his ex wife’s family.After moving into...

Don't see it if ... his divorced bachelor pad, he tries to move forward, but ends up making bad choices with new relationships. Interesting characters

Also good writing & acting, but nothing revelatory. Enjoyable but it probab... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Hunger for success at a fast-food burger joint proves to be deadly! what is in that “special sauce”?

See it if Mac’s brilliant ideas to improve business at a dead-end fast food joint are dismissed by the owner. All that changes once ...

Don't see it if ... three stoners share Mac’s prophecies... setting deadly consequences. Macbeth’s tragedy is Scotland PA’s comedy. Clever story & lyrics.

70
Road Show
Midtown W
Face it, brother, we're joined at the hip; and that is our curse, and that is the miracle; you don't want me to go

See it if Even a mediocre Sondheim show is brilliant! Go to see Esparza and Uranowitz, always gems to watch.

Don't see it if There have been a few other NYC productions. I was happy to see a Sondheim show that I haven’t seen before :)

55
In the Green
Upper W Side
How do you become whole, if you are broken

See it if You love Grace McLean, her voice and incredible vocal style! Interesting choral arrangements.

Don't see it if Bizarre and obscure, sometimes in a good way. I’m curious to see the next chapter for this musical.

80
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
White girls can do anything, black boys obey their mothers

See it if “looking at one’s self through the eyes of others”, Jackson’s Usher grapples with many things including doubt, fear, pain, sexuality...

Don't see it if ... boundaries, faith, family, facing rejection , being fat, black, gay... and his inner white girl.

Also Jackson’s voice is refreshing and relevant and wonderful for musical t... Read more Read less

80
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Puppets always tell the truth, look around and you will find no one's really color blind

See it if hysterical, raunchy, clever, smart puppets and the magic of the humans attached to them.

Don't see it if Its had a brilliant run on Broadway and Off Broadway, all good things come to an end.

Also ... and if you’ve ever had a chance to see their BCEFA skits, they are... Read more Read less

60
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Being a woman, is no job for a man!!!

See it if great cast including Santino Fontana, Sarah Stiles!!!

Don't see it if I always expect a lot from David Yazbek, lyrics are funny but music isn’t memorable. It’s interesting to hear a man described as difficult..

Also ... “difficult” which some men used to describe women.... Read more Read less

78
Even though bill gets the best version of hillary, why is it so important that she be less guarded? people just need to “grow the f*ck up”

See it if Could Hillary’s Presidency “eclipse” Bill’s?

Don't see it if Hnath’s lines keep you interested, especially when they are delivered by Metcalf and Lithgow, but it falls short...

Also ... compared to A Doll’s House, Part 2. Even still, it’s a good 90 min... Read more Read less

89
“you've got to be taught to hate and fear/ you've got to be taught from year to year/ it's got to be drummed in your dear little ear/ you've got to be carefully taught”

See it if All Broadway plays should live up to this example!!! A beloved classic perfectly adapted for the stage.

Don't see it if I read the book so long ago, so I cannot debate how I would feel if the story was fresher in my memory. Just go!!

Also ... segregated Deep South with racism and racial slurs, abuse. ... Read more Read less

80
“another op’nin’, another show” of this cole porter revival, which tries to be “too darn hot”

See it if you’re “So in Love” with every performance by Kelli O’Hara; and if you love Cole Porter revivals.

Don't see it if you need revivals to alter their original message.

Also shining moment for Corbin Bleu's tap-dancing

15
During previews
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
This is supposed to celebrate oscar hammerstein, sadly, not sincerely! :(

See it if this feels like it belongs in Oscar Hammerstein theme park or cruise ship celebration; go for the songs!

Don't see it if strange key changes, unnecessary (and odd)) musical arrangements, over sung...

Also ... over belted, over amplified... odd musical phrasing.... Read more Read less

75
80’s sci-fi high school musical tugs at the need to belong ... c-c-c-c’mon

See it if Congrats on a Broadway transfer from last season; Sci-fi quirky nerdy musical

Don't see it if High voltage sound to keep up with the “enthusiasm “ of it’s teen fan base. I’m all for loyal Fan’s, but not when it distracts from the...

Also ... experience. This may be a huge reason why it’s repelling some audi... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Debate over the notebook or love actually as the best all time chick flicks... real life is not a romcom

See it if four girlfriends support each other with a little help from their favorite chick flicks (and wine). Pleasant, lighthearted...

Don't see it if needs to turn the dial up a bit on the lyrics and book!

75
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Do you ever really know who your neighbors are? would you recognize them as superheroes? could they save you if needed?

See it if teenage boy and his mom are trying to find their way after their father/husband dies; superheroes appear in different ways. Original musical

Don't see it if still in previews, book needs to be tightened up, but it’s worth checking out; two “11 o’clock numbers” at end need reworking

Also ... I’m very curious to see if Tom Kitt and John Logan make any change... Read more Read less

65
I Am Nobody
Midtown W
Modern tribulations of mankind... and watch out for the flying barley.

See it if Listening to voices in her head, Naomi drives cross country to help save humanity.

Don't see it if Is technology and our obsession with cell phones ruining mankind?

Also this is a workshop production by Greg Kotis (Urinetown)... quirky and ... Read more Read less

50
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Celebrate life because you’re gonna die some time...

See it if the circle of life... and death doesn’t need to be scary

Don't see it if the concert and storytelling format was fine, I just didn’t get hooked in.

Also In all fairness, this is a one person show ... and we had an understud... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
War makes people go mad...

See it if After her grandmother’s death, Ellen chases unanswered questions about her past; gorgeous singing; tugs a bit at your heart strings.

Don't see it if just go, it’s a beautiful story... and a gift from Michael Friedman (and Daniel Goldstein).

Also ... I’ve seen Margo Seibert in a couple of shows in the past, but this... Read more Read less

50
This sexual revolution isn’t “naughty” or nice ...

See it if a 60s free-love retreat liberates Bob & Carol to stray outside of their marriage... it takes time for Ted/Alice to catch up.

Don't see it if this just didn’t work for me, I like Duncan’s work, but I just didn’t connect to the music at all; neither did the direction...

Also ... the hand microphones didn’t work with the staging, it felt clumsy ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The only thing that can move race is power...

See it if Amazing all male cast lead by Underwood and Grier.

Don't see it if murder in a segregated army base located in Louisiana during WW2; racial tensions, anger, resentment, fighting against stereotype

Also Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier consistently deliver great perfor... Read more Read less

82
Saints have a past, sinners have a future!

See it if Guirgis has such an amazing writing technique that captures the humanity of these characters; great cast!

Don't see it if abuse (domestic, drug, physical, sexual, verbal, LGBQT); redemption; despair and hope

Also I’ve only seen two of Guirgis’ other plays (Jesus Hopped the A Train a... Read more Read less

75
“just a little touch of star quality”...

See it if I liked the attempt to show a different perspective of this show.

Don't see it if City Center has been successful with large scale musicals for their gala performances, but this one fell a little flat for me.

Also In theory, the idea of two Eva’s was a nice idea, but I didn’t feel li... Read more Read less

78
During previews
“and what it all comes down to, is that i haven't got it all figured out just yet ... “

See it if for the most part, Morissette’s music compliments the book, which is jammed with many topics including...

Don't see it if rape, race, sexuality, opioid addiction and overdose, family expectations and disappointments ... accepting we are perfectly imperfect.

Also you will notice I don’t love jukebox musicals, but I’m glad I saw this... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Get back on the bus and keep moving forward!

See it if Two person, sung through musical, beautifully executed; vulnerable, honest and original approach of storytelling through song.

Don't see it if caregiving, civil rights, racism, rape, incest, police brutality, Freedom Riders, murder, segregation.

Also In the middle of so much hatred, where a mob sets fire to a bus of fre... Read more Read less

75
Soft Power
East Village
Soft power = a persuasive approach to international relations, typically involving the use of cultural influence.

See it if the world from China’s point of view. Our democracy is under siege! This is America! Good fortune will follow, if we somehow survive.

Don't see it if “play with a musical”, Chinese-American identity, stereotypes, hate crimes, voting system, guns, democracy, infidelity, cultural differences

Also If DHH can survive a knife attack, is it possible for our country to s... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
This woman’s place is in the house – the house of representatives

See it if With a tombstone size chip on her shoulder Bella is proud to be outspoken and loud. Love Fierstein, this was early in previews and...

Don't see it if ... the delivery felt steady on one note. If you are expecting to see him in drag, no costumes here. Just a shirt, pants, barefoot...

Also ... and for a moment, or two, “the hat”.

80
During previews
Who would you turn to if you had no family or friends to help you carry out an impossible act?

See it if a lonely Yale professor & a socially awkward freshman student develop a friendship that they both need for very different reasons.

Don't see it if If you get fidgety with brilliant, dense, descriptive dialogue... which includes many literary references; unexpected twists in the story.

82
Seasons may change, winter to spring; but i love you until the end of time / come what may, come what may; i will love you until my dying day

See it if A fun, fabulous, splashy, commercial hit, but needs some substance. Great staging!

Don't see it if great playlist of songs which have been updated since the movie; I enjoyed it more than ...

Also ... most other jukebox musicals... It was exactly what I expected, min... Read more Read less

70
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
I hear america singing! hey somebody don’t ya wanna hear, the story of my life?

See it if based on the Studs Terkel book, with updated interviews including the City Center employees. great songs, loved the cast!

Don't see it if a wonderful production of a mediocre musical, with songs from Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Craig Carnelia, etc.

Also Andréa Burns, It’s an Art ... Read more Read less

75
“you can’t keep running from things that scare you”

See it if for creatives Nottage, Sheik, Birkenhead and amazing cast including LaChanze and Saycon Sengbloh.

Don't see it if I’ve only seen the movie and love how they have shifted the focus of the story...

Also ... but I feel like Lily has lost her spirit in this version. ... Read more Read less

75
Octet
Midtown W
Eight is enough!

See it if What’s your relationship with the internet? Do you think you need a 12 step a cappella program to reconnect you to the world?

Don't see it if Malloy’s story telling through harmony, pitch and unique ideas take time to process... it’s a treat for your artistic soul

Also the score would be higher but I just lost interest in the internet the... Read more Read less

85
To the world we dream about, and the one we live in now.

See it if Crazy talent from the creative team, cast and crew! Especially loved André De Shields as Hermes and...

Don't see it if ... Amber Gray as Persephone. Bold on stage orchestra adds to the New Orleans flair

Also “How does the wall keep us free? The wall keeps out the enemy; And we ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
“i saw myself infected with it. that’s how. i saw me carrying it around. his poison in my body.”

See it if Great staging of Shepard’s Pulitzer winning play. can you escape the starving class by starting over in Europe or Mexico?

Don't see it if dark lives of a dysfunctional American family... including many conversations around an empty fridge ;)

Also “Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic h... Read more Read less

55
Another musical based on an 80s movie... “this is a show about death”

See it if you believe Broadway doesn’t have a soul!

Don't see it if I think I’m personally running out of patience for musicals based on movies! Audience had fun...

Also ... Despite some funny lines, I didn’t have fun. Loved a couple of Sop... Read more Read less

80
Examines the constitution and the redesigning process

See it if you will leave the theater with a better understanding of what the constitution means to YOU!

Don't see it if Congrats on bway transfer. Schreck shares personal stories of four generations of women in her family...

Also ... immigration, reproductive rights and what women had to do to risk ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
How do you process complicated feelings, warts and all?

See it if an empathy coach is brought in to adjust the misogynistic ways in a debt collecting office.

Don't see it if if absurdist comedy leaves you scratching your head.

Also #metoo, this absurdist approach to inappropriate behavior in this offi... Read more Read less

70
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Dreaming and scheming in steeltown, usa

See it if themes of corruption, greed, murder, censorship, conspiracy were controversial when this show originally opened in the late 30s

Don't see it if billed as a “play with music”, it’s mostly sung through; don’t expect memorable melodies. I always appreciate the shows CSC produces ...

Also ... I liked that the actors performed without 🎤 , my hearing is great ... Read more Read less

75
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
“how do you leave childhood behind... love and loss and how to get by in a crazy world...”

See it if Through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole... find out what’s at stake when you run out of time in wonderland

Don't see it if starts to sound repetitious, but there are some great songs; go for great voices, choreography, sets. Bring us more queen, less puss

Also Alice tries to buy her dying friend more time between the fantasy worl... Read more Read less

80
Daidle deedle daidle daidle daidle deedle daidle dumb ... the story of tevye the dairyman in yiddish

See it if a golden musical classic, from the original creative team Bock, Harnick, Stein and Robbins. Timeless! Authentic!

Don't see it if there’s no good reason not to see it, even if you’ve seen other productions and feel like you’ve had your fill of this MUSICAL TRADITION

Also ... Tradition, If I were a Rich Man, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker and ma... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Is hollywood glamour worth the stereotypes you have to play to pave the way?

See it if 40 years after her break out role, a black actress feels trapped by the character she portrayed on screen... fabulous cast!

Don't see it if time jumps 40 years ahead in 2nd act and gives an interesting point of view; in previews 2nd act doesn’t feel polished (stumble with lines)