Sister of My Sister

New York City | Female
About:  Chekhov Worshipper, Spleenless Critic
Reviews (64)
85
Fascinating, Original, Inspiring, Edifying

See it if you want to see something you've never seen before on Broadway -- a musical by deaf performers for deaf audience members!

Don't see it if Even if you're not a big fan of Spring Awakening, this production is ground-breaking and deserves support.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you want to see a superb (and musical) adaptation of Chekhov's "Seagull" that will reinforce the genius of the original text.

Don't see it if you will be bothered by a little literary clumsiness resulting from incorporating songs into a very faithful adaptation.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Wonderfully-directed

See it if you are a theater professional! The show is masterfully directed, inventive and inspiring.

Don't see it if you can't look past flawed material. The play is very good, but would've been better if the protagonist was "of age" rather than 15.

95
Enchanting, Exquisite, Epic, Masterful

See it if you have children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews and want to take them to their first Broadway musical.

Don't see it if you have a problem with a somewhat fascistic world view underlying this classic Disney tale.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to be entertained and moved without having to pay Broadway prices.

Don't see it if you will be disturbed by the play's moral flaw, which could and should have been averted with a slightly different ending.

85
Terrific cast, Highly entertaining, Great music

See it if you love Carol King's music.

Don't see it if if you don't!

80
Great acting, Inventive, Relevant, Beautifully staged

See it if You love Anne Hathaway and Julie Taymor.

Don't see it if You're expecting a fully-reasoned expose on drone warfare.

85
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if See it regardless of the reviews because it's a controversial, if not compelling staging of a classic play.

Don't see it if I have been a big fan of Ivo Van Hove, yet found some choices here to be very heavy-handed. I highly recommend the show nonetheless.

100
Virtuosic, Epic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see a masterpiece of musical theater, and be inspired, astounded, throughly entertained (for almost 3 hours!) and moved to tears

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this show is the steep price and scarcity of tickets. I hope more shows will be offered to NYC public school kids

65
Ambitious, Original, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you appreciate masterful acting and directing and ingenious stagecraft and can tolerate hours of unintelligible text.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for experimental theater and nonlinear, non-narrative texts -- and have a better idea about how to spend 3 hours.

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love theater, especially musical theater. It's a classic, beautifully revived.

Don't see it if you're looking to spend limited theater dollars on the best show on Broadway right now.

45
Cliched, Sappy, Great acting

See it if you're like most everyone else, I suppose, and you liked War Horse, and want to support one of very few female theater directors!

Don't see it if you cringe from sentimentality or believe, like Jung, that it's the flip side of brutality.

60
Family-friendly, Great acting, Predictable

See it if you're a big J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan fan.

Don't see it if you're like me and you're not...

95
Epic, Intelligent, Intense, Must see, Resonant

See it if You want to see "Death of a Salesman" -- the musical -- for the new century.

Don't see it if You don't have kleenex with you.