Susan 52

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Reviews (56)
91
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Gorgeous singing, great choreography and a little twist on an old favorite is to your liking.

Don't see it if You don't like revivals no matter how well they're done. Or you are looking for an innovative reinvention

Also This was a stunning new production with beautiful costumes, dancing th... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained and won't mind an inventive new take on the story that leaves all the beloved characters in tact.

Don't see it if If you want an exact replica of the movie or are easily frightened by loud noises and special effects or found the movie offensive in part.

Also This was so well done. The leads were perfect, there were laughs and s... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like great acting and thought provoking drama.

Don't see it if You want something with belly laughs and mindless chatter

Also This was such an interesting drama which ostensibly about fact checkin... Read more Read less

74
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Total disney, Great singing

See it if If you love Disney shows and Frozen. There's new stuff and a capable cast to dazzle you; you aren't looking for a carbon copy of the movie.

Don't see it if You want Idina Menzel, don't like blind casting, and want an exact replica of the movie.

Also This is a nice adaptation of the movie with an excellent cast, intrigu... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky, Banal, Thought-provoking

See it if A show dealing with family dynamics is something you like. The story itself is interesting. Great acting, not a lot of action is your thing

Don't see it if Loud music annoys you. You want a resolution to the story.

Also This was very different. During the horseshoe time there is,purposeful... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You just want to see a delightful show. A little dated,but fun and Christian Borle. The dancing was wonderful.

Don't see it if You are looking for something deep and meaningful. This is just fluff but fun.

Also This was an oldie but goodie with some delightful music and excellent ... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You like great theater, great performances and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You are only into old fashioned musicals. This is inventive and stirs the imagination.

Also Excellent revival which should immediately transfer to Broadway if onl... Read more Read less

69
Absorbing, Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You liked the movie. It's a little quirky musical with interesting characters, all. The music was perfect for the piece and the acting good.

Don't see it if If you like big flashy musicals. This is a quiet piece no flash.

Also I wanted to like this more. It was an intriguing story with good actor... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if Something different from the norm is what you're looking for, it has a relevance to today and is entertaining but thought provoking.

Don't see it if PSTD played through music isn't everyone's idea of entertainment. Since wars seem to be the norm, this was relevant but a little dark.

Also This is a good story but not exactly the usual subject for a musical c... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love musical comedy. Cast is fabulous, costumes gorgeous and dancing evocative of Gower Champion's original.

Don't see it if You're not into having a good time. Or need ice in your drink cause they don't have ice, despite the song, I hear the ice tinkle. Really

Also The new cast does not disappoint. Bernadette Peters puts her own glori... Read more Read less

73
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like interesting shows. The leads are great. Could have used a better book. The songs show why the leads are leads.

Don't see it if You're looking for fluff. This tells an interesting story based on facts. At times i heartbreaking when you realize all they went through

88
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want to have a good time. Sit back relax and be entertained. It's original.

Don't see it if You're an old poop.

87
Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to be entertained but also made to think a little. Danny Bernstein was incredible. This is a classic and really well done.

Don't see it if Why wouldn't you?

Also This was well staged except for where it put the orchestra . Saw it wi... Read more Read less

96
Entertaining, Raunchy, Must see, Delightful, Great writing

See it if You love Monty python. This is hilarious and doesn't disappoint python fans. Always looks on the comical and bright side

Don't see it if You're an old curmudgeon. Or don't like raunchy humor

87
Clever, Edgy, Dizzying, Funny, Great acting

See it if You are into really different musicals. Saw Darin criss in the lead who was phenomenal. It was funny, poignant and extremely entertaining.

Don't see it if Hello dolly or fiddler are the only type of musical you like

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if You like Noel coward and Kevin Kline. He's incredible, funny, at the top of his game. Plus Kate Burton and Kristen Nielsen. So wonderful

Don't see it if You don't have any sense of humor

88
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You liked the movie but can appreciate a little change. Musical numbers were great, my kids loved the genie & the magic carpet. Delightful

Don't see it if You didn't like the movie

87
Clever, Dizzying, Great singing, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You like To be entertained and interactive theatre. Highly original and fast paced. Josh groban is amazing. The cast dazzled.

Don't see it if You don't like quirky or original pieces. The cast will sit in your lap.

91
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Masterful

See it if You like good theatre,good music. While the leading man leaves his wife for a man, it resonates with anyone whose marriage falls apart.

Don't see it if You don't like anything to do with lgbt themes. This show could be about anything breaking up a marriage. And about putting your life back

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Romantic

See it if You liked the movie and love pie. The cast was great, the aroma delicious. Buy a pie btw. The staging good, music likable.

Don't see it if You are old and grumpy like Joe. This is a delightful way to spend an evening. Nothing earth shattering just cute.

Also Cast changes can sometimes improve the orig. Betsy Wolfe and will Swen... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if This show was so different from the usual fare on Bdwy right now. 3 very likable stars. The 1st act ends with a punch; act2 blows you away

Don't see it if Lots of banjo and bluegrass aren't at all your thing. Good country flavor to the entertaining score

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Hilarious, Romantic

See it if Great revival, great acting singing and inspired dance numbers. If you're a romantic, like good musicals and wonderful performances

Don't see it if You're into deep, non musicals.

79
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful

See it if You like absorbing drama. At times it's a little intense but well worth seeing.

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy

93
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if like to laugh. Cast is great, and there's stair fall not to be missed. Belly laughs galore

Don't see it if you don't like to be amused or laugh.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Insipid

See it if Love great music, fabulous costumes and dancing. And want to be thoroughly entertained

Don't see it if If you are a total grump.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love good drama, incredible acting and this classic brought masterfully to life.

Don't see it if This drama tackles many relevant issues and if you are looking for fluff, this is not that.

Also This is my favorite book and I wondered how it would translate to the ... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious, Slow, Different

See it if You aren't looking for anything more than mindless entertainment. The puppet however was masterful and unique exciting to watch not the show

Don't see it if You are looking for the next big musical or well drawn characters or memorable songs.

Also It was the technical things that made this entertaining. Dancers costu... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny

See it if You loved the movie and want to see it come to life cleverly, humorously and want to be entertained

Don't see it if You are looking for a line by line adaptation and would hate to see it tweaked or updated.

Also This was so cleverly staged that you believe Drew was standing next to... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Romantic, Funny

See it if You loved the movie and want to be entertained as you revisit the story. This is a delightful adaptation with music added. The cast is great

Don't see it if You expect a no deviation production or don't like a movie adapted to the musical theater genre. Or just don't like musicals

Also A thoroughly enjoyable production with some minor changes to the book ... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You want pure entertainment, sometimes silly, sometimes weird, but resonant and sung by some great voices

Don't see it if You're an old curmudgeon or don't like the music of the Go-Gos even if set to a clever story or semi Elizabethan references

Also This was extremely clever, some plot points come out of the I didn't s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy great acting, relevant topics and thought provoking theater. And then there's Matt Bomer's tush , add yummy to.the review..

Don't see it if All.you like is mindless entertainment or are homophobic

69
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Edgy

See it if You like house of cards. Interesting take on modern politics and ambition.

Don't see it if You are expecting riveting drama . The twists are "oh ok" not "didn't see that coming". The acting was believable not riveting.

Also I think with the pedigree involved I was expecting more from this. Ins... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You like the cast, and Steve Martin's humor. He is very off beat. Loved the ending

Don't see it if You are looking for normal funny. This is weird but entertaining, quirky but funny.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Must see

See it if Whether You liked the movie or not. Andy Karl is incredible and the show is inventive. The cast is great. So much fun and laughs

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the movie or if you are looking for something deep or meaningful. This is fun, not Ibsen

94
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to be royally entertained. Excellent, delightful, fresh take on the animated film. Altomaire and cast are wonderful.

Don't see it if Why wouldn't you if you like good musicals . If you don't like the story of Anastasia no matter how freshly presented

Also This was an absolute pleasure to watch. The cast was excellent. Altoma... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like to laugh. This is pure fun and the two leading men were fabulous. Jefferson Mays was a wonder. The ladies were wonderful too.

Don't see it if This is like an old English hall musical. It's fun and funny. And a little outrageous. If that's not your cup of tea, don't go.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if Originality appeals to you. Well staged, great acting and singing and fun.

Don't see it if You like the uneventful, unoriginal, uninspired ordinary every day musical

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Epic, Entertaining

See it if You are not into reworked new ideas. This is not your Joel Grey's cabaret. Staging was great and the ending will blow you away. Timely

Don't see it if You didn't like the original or if the movie was your cup of tea. This is edgier band will make you think.

94
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if You are a romantic. There is a great love story between a girl and a man who looks like a beast, but also the love between father and child

Don't see it if You don't like Disney, or romance

84
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You like original works, slightly different from the norm. Fun way to spend time and music is great.

Don't see it if You don't like any of the above.

100
Absorbing, Epic, Intelligent, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if This was the most perfect mix of everything that a show should be. 12 actors playing multiple parts brilliantly . Don't miss

Don't see it if Why would you want to miss this??? It's brilliant

76
Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to be entertained. The kids are amazing. It's just fun. Plus good music.

Don't see it if You don't like talented kids or to have fun.

91
Exquisite, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You love Sondheim this is exhilarating. Minimalistic staging & scenery which makes it even better. Jake Gyllenhal is magnificent as George.

Don't see it if You have no imagination. An exquisite picture unfolds before your eyes and some of it you only see because of what you hear.

92
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like original clever, well staged,well sung, fun at the theater. Even the set is clever. And Steven Pasquale is yummy

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor or imagination

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Masterful

See it if From 1 to 100 anyone with a pulse will find something to love. It dazzles and astounds

Don't see it if You have no heart or pulse

87
Clever, Entertaining, Must see, Refreshing

See it if Love Carole king and the music of her era. Want to entertained from 1st note to last. Great music

Don't see it if Why wouldn't you see this? It's a good musical

80
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dated, Romantic, Delightful

See it if If you love beautiful dancing and charming actors. The ballet pieces are exquisite. The male sidekicks are hilarious.

Don't see it if If ballet and good dance numbers don't move you or you are looking for something deep..this is to be seen for the music and the dancing

100
Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You want to see something original,enjoy good music and especially if you liked the movie

Don't see it if If you don't have a romantic bone in your body

75
Clever, Disappointing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you like South Park- and quirky amusing characters with a raw edge to the humor

Don't see it if you are easily offended; the humor sinks low, but it is funny

92
Delightful, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting

See it if Great cast, enchanting

Don't see it if You hate dogs