Sue 6125

New York City | Female
About:  I'm a New Yorker with theater in my blood. I try to see one show every other week or more often. If broadway tickets were not so expensive I would see several shows a week.
Reviews (62)
87
Downstairs
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You are fans of the actors (how could you not be) and like the playwright’s work. Needed focus on mental illness and abusive spouse

Don't see it if You would be upset by the subject matter.

91
Intelligent, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Great music

See it if Unique musical with great heart, and messages of kindness and music as an international language.

Don't see it if You require a complex story with lots of singing and dancing

Also Tony Shaloub is perfect as the tightly wound Egyptian band leader and ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if To see a a strong take on Elizabeth Bennett. Totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if If Austen is over your head.

67
No Wake
Midtown E
Disappointing, Occasionally witty, Some cliched writing, Lacking credibility, Uneven acting

See it if You want to see a divorced couple and the ex-wife's new husband struggle to deal with a family tragedy.

Don't see it if It would pain you to watch a divorced couple attempt to deal with the suicide of their (mentally ill?) adult child, plus marital infidelity.

Also The actor who played Edward was the best of the three performers. Roge... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, But well-acted, And occasionally funny

See it if You like plays with serious themes

Don't see it if You get bored easily or don't like plays about illness.

67
Quirky, Witty, Weird, Imaginative, Well-acted

See it if You are a Stein/Toklas fans and would enjoy seeing these two characters among their colorful friends in an imaginary wedding ceremony

Don't see it if You would be frustrated by the writer's conceit that the Stein and Toklas actors are "pretending" to be the characters they are playing

85
During previews
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if In order to see these real life issues finally addressed on stage--loneliness, financial survival, and challenges of living with disabilitie

Don't see it if These issues turn you off.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want to see exquisite performances by Linney and Nixon that showcase the ambition of a greedy woman and the pain of an abused one.

Don't see it if You dislike dramas or revivals.

82
For a previous production
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of John Leguizamo, as I am, and you want to see a whirlwind performance by a unique talent.

Don't see it if You don't care for one-person shows, or don't enjoy watching comedy.

76
Intelligent, Fine acting, Interesting staging, Ocassionally humorous, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Miller or are interested in male sibling conflict.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy long talky, serious drama.

92
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You want to be uplifted by wonderful performers who act, sing and dance their hearts out. Totally charming and fun.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or are opposed to seeing movies transformed or adapted for the stage.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Charming., Sweet, Great singing

See it if You would be interested in learning a bit about Sophie Tucker' life, hearing her music, and enjoying her sense if humor.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate music and stories about people from earlier generations.

70
Entertaining, Modern musical, Appealing to young audiences, Musical memoir, Great singing

See it if you would love to see a rock musical. Great show for young people. Excellent acting by two actors who play multiple roles. Great singing.

Don't see it if You would not enjoy seeing a mostly bare-staged musical memoir about a young composer wanting to become the Steven Sondheim of rock musicals

69
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Slow, Disappointing, Black comedy, Bleak, Uninspired

See it if You would enjoy seeing a portrayal of a marriage that should never have taken place and its collateral damage.

Don't see it if to avoid being being utterly bored by the overworked post-wedding scene (act 1) and the focus (act 2) on the legacy of that marriage.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Touching

See it if You love musical theater, stories about families, and/or gay themes. Great entertainment. See it.

Don't see it if You dislike musical or gay themes.

83
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Funny, Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Touching,

See it if You want to laugh a lot and shed a tear or two during this heart-felt autobiographical show.

Don't see it if You don't like comedy, autobiographical stories, or one-person shows.

80
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are a Shakespeare afficionado or like me, you are working your way through the Bard's oeuvre. Some terrific actors in this. Great job.

Don't see it if Shakespeare dramas are not your thing, or you cannot sit through long performances (1.5 hour first act).

72
The Humans
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Well acted

See it if You like to watch family dramas.

Don't see it if You are bored by plays involving big family get-togethers.

74
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Intelligent, Entertaining, Well scted and staged

See it if You like old-fashioned )in a good way), slow storytelling about people facing unexpected challenges.

Don't see it if you are impatient and only enjoy 90 minute shows with no intermission

77
The Layover
Midtown W
Slow start, contrived ending, good acting

See it if if you want to keep an eye on the work of a young contemporary playwright.

Don't see it if You are bored by trite dialog, and a prosaic plot.

88
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if Great theater is what you live for. It was my first viewing of this play and it was as impressive as i expected. Wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You don't like serious theater.

80
Himself and Nora
West Village
Enjoyable. great singing. fine acting. but it starts slow

See it if You like musicals and enjoy watching two attractive, talented actor/singers ply their craft. Interesting story.

Don't see it if Stories about writers bore you.

85
During previews
Incognito
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original

See it if You would like to see an interesting new play that focuses on ideas about the brain.

Don't see it if You like a more straightforward play where each actor plays one role.

92
1599 Project
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You like Shakespeare and have the stamina to watch four abridged plays in one night. Good acting. Great space for the production.

Don't see it if You dislike Shakespeare.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intelligent, Raunchy

See it if You think the premise is a hoot, and will be happy with a hilarious and energetic first act because the second act is disappointing.

Don't see it if You despise sophomoric humor and will be offended by references to a man's sexual parts during the play.

84
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if You appreciate what actors can do and want to see a master show how its done

Don't see it if Your interests do not extend to the literary. You are easily bored by wordy productions.

97
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Clever

See it if If you like fun theater, see it, see it, see it. it’s closing Dec 31, so run don’t walk to the York theater

Don't see it if Don’t miss it even if you don’t like musicals.

75
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Witty, Superficial, Wordy, Political

See it if You enjoy political theater, comedy, Uma Thurman

Don't see it if You don’t like mixing entertainment and politics

Also Second preview was a little rough. Wasn’t fond of digital curtain betw... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Intelligent, Quirky, Talky, Slow, Ocassionally witty

See it if You would enjoy watching the title charcters discuss their views of Christian pinciples and whether they have lived in accordance with them

Don't see it if You want to see more on stage than intelligent conversation.

87
Sweat
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Intense

See it if You would like to see people face conflict and fear caused by the closing of a factory in a one-employer town is

Don't see it if You don't like dramas about serious subjects.

89
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if If you want to have fun, smile and laugh. Kline is wonderful as are his fellow performers.

Don't see it if You don't like revivals.

68
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Banal, Disjointed

See it if You are interested a show that deals with an adolescent's drug addiction and parents who are blind to her activities.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the above.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see a talented group of performers playing multiple roles and singing their hearts out to tell a true story. Creative show.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or you are not ready to see any piece of theater related to 9/11.

60
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see a show about a man's crisis of faith that has him abandoning his family.

Don't see it if You mind watching boring characters on the stage.

71
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Great acting, Cliched

See it if You love good singing and acting and a nyc-related theme.

Don't see it if You don't like over-miked, loud musicals, with unimspired story lines and unsophisticated choreography.

80
Spamilton
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if Delightful spoof/satire of bway musicals and Lin Manuel Miranda. Talented performers. Great energy. Go early for a seat near stage.

Don't see it if You are not literate in Bway musicals.

83
The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a fast paced, old-fashioned farce with some of the best working actors. First act is slow but it picks up after that.

Don't see it if You can't follow fast-paced dialogue; you don't care for movies reworked into plays; you don't like farce.

77
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if A walk down memory lane to 1969 London with two self-absorbed, stoned 19 year-olds and the selfish adults/parents they become.

Don't see it if You don't like straight plays with social commentary.

79
During previews
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow, Adaptation

See it if You love the idea that words and language can change the world. Workmanlike adaptation of the movie with young actors, and a couple of pros.

Don't see it if You don't like plays adapted from movies.

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Satiric

See it if You are intested in seeing an intelligent well-acted piece of "issue-oriented" theater-- in this case gender discrimination in the workplace

Don't see it if You have no interest in watching a play about sexual politics.

82
Public Enemy
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Masterful

See it if You want to see a thoughtful work that is as relevant today as when it was written. Brilliant 90 minute adaptation of Ibsen's long original.

Don't see it if You just like comedies and musicals and don't like serious plays that make you think.

81
During previews
Absorbing, Intense, Slow

See it if you appreciate theater about serious subject matter.

Don't see it if Serious works are not your cup of tea.

93
Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Romantic, Outstanding music and dancing

See it if You want to see a gorgeously staged, romantic musical with beautiful music and dancing. Must see before it closes.

Don't see it if You don't like ballet.

62
During previews
Bears in Space
Midtown E
Indulgent, Insipid, Slow, Banal, Quirky

See it if You like childish plays with or without puppets that purport to be morality tales.

Don't see it if your goal is to see sophistocated theatre.

95
Butler
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Clever

See it if A jewel of a play. This play about a civil war event is intelligent, well staged and acted and very funny. Run don't walk to see it.

Don't see it if You only like musicals.

87
Entertaining, amusing, literate, great cast

See it if You have a sense or humor and don't want to miss theater pros Estelle Parsons and Dana Ivey eat up the stage. Great comedy.

Don't see it if You only like to see millenials perform or you only like dramas.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are up for a well acted futuristic play that superficially raises a variety of interesting moral, social and other issues.

Don't see it if It would upset you too much to watch the patronizing husband in the play treat his wife like a child.

69
Signature Plays
Midtown W
Great staging, Quirky, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You love avant garde theater-- in this case Albee, Fornes and Kennedy.

Don't see it if You don't like challenging theater. The Kennedy play is the most challenging of the three with its subject of racism and violence.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Exquisite

See it if You want to see one of the very best musicals by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Exquisite music, singing and acting and an engrossing story.

Don't see it if You destest musicals. Otherwise see it.

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Carol King's music and want to know more about her and her career. This entertaining jukebox musical tells a great story.

Don't see it if Carol King's music is not your cup of tea.