Susan 6100

Ridgewood | 50-64 | Female
About:  I am a mother of three grown children with a B.A. in Theater. I attend live performances several times per week and am a volunteer at Bethel Woods Center for the arts on the site of Woodstock, as well. In addition I enjoy tennis, outdoor Summer concerts, and am also an accomplished bridge player/... Read more Read less
Reviews (125)
75
Disappointing, Interesting,, Overrated, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You will find an avant-garde version of the classic show exciting, & are bored by more traditional revivals closely resembling the original.

Don't see it if You're set in your ways,.& have the old "If it isn't broken, don't fix it" attitude. If you don' t expect much, it should not disappoint.

79
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Quirky, Funny, Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if You are already familiar with, or take the time to acquaint yourself with "Uncle Vanya" first, in order to fully enjoy this transformation.

Don't see it if You'd never find anything funny about tampering with a classic, don't like audience interaction, & one that always sees a cup as half empty!

78
Teenage girls top pick, Youth oriented, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You have a young person in tow, recall liking the movie, & enjoy almost all Broadway musicals despite them having less than memorable songs.

Don't see it if You rarely go to Broadway, recall disliking the movie, prefer not be reminded of school trauma, & don't have anyone young to accompany you!

89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Well done, Entertaining, Hilarious, Updated, Familiar story line

See it if You liked the movie Tootsie & up for a timely musical version filled to the brim with belly laughs. Looking for fun? It won't disappoint

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious & original, or if you are only interested in musicals with memorable songs. No lyrics to hum in this!

89
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh, devilishly, throughout. Fans of the movie shouldn't miss this unique theatrical version that won't bore for even a minute

Don't see it if If you hated the movie & are looking for a drama or something other than a great set, songs, & witty lyrics, performed by a talented cast.

88
Must see, Hilarious, Great singing, Delightful, Original

See it if You are tired of seeing revivals, looking for a really original show with heart, & love to understand every lyric! Come to laugh outloud!

Don't see it if You are homophobic, don't care to laugh, or looking for something other than a musical, & more serious than a cute, entertaining, fun romp

88
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are up for a show with colorful characters, lots of heart, & non-stop laughter. If you like the original or movie, don't miss this treat

Don't see it if You dislike gay themed shows, no matter how enjoyable it might actually be to watch truly skilled actors make fun of themselves & society.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing, Biographical, Masterful

See it if A fitting tribute to an outstanding song writer, interests you. If you'll enjoy learning about his life & loves, intertwined with lyrics, go

Don't see it if You despise one person, dated, biographical, nostalgic shows with heart, & prefer big scale productions geared to appeal to younger crowd.

85
Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Engaging, Unique

See it if You consider a high quality memorable performance, by a very personable, & more than competent magician, is a good use of your time & money.

Don't see it if Illusions aren't what you come to the theater to experience. If you are looking for 2 hours, music, or plot, there are other better options.

77
During previews
Cute, Fluffy, Clever, Funny, Romantic

See it if You are young at heart. While it might not be the best choice for an only occasional theater goer, it's certainly worth seeing by the rest.

Don't see it if You r looking for something more meaty, & are easily turned off by silly romps, no matter how good the lyrics, costumes, dialog, talent etc

91
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing of poetic lyrics, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like westerns, comedies, & cute musicals! If you are out for a fun time, don't miss this chance to leave with a big smile on your face!

Don't see it if Funny, rhyming musicals, with great characters, are not appealing, & you seek something more thought provoking than this silly creative romp

80
Goldstein
Midtown W
Great singing, Entertaining, Heartwarming, Multi-generational, Jewish themed

See it if a multigenerational musical with a multitude of well written Jewish themed songs performed by talented singers on a bare set is of interest.

Don't see it if the stories of Jewish immigrants & their subsequent generations isn't of interest, no matter how good the voices or well written the songs

81
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense, Epic

See it if You're Andrew Garfield &/or Nathan Lane fans. Go if deeply human, well written material inspired by the 1980's Aids crisis is of interest.

Don't see it if You can't hack 7.5 hours of consecutive theater, no matter how well done. If homosexuality, &/or cursing are offensive to you, skip it.

77
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Timely, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You are a fan of any of the leads, enjoy political, fictional television, &/or prefer shows without an intermission, than go see it soon!

Don't see it if Politically based fictional television, or none of the actors/actresses are of interest. People that don't go often can make better choices.

87
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Resonant

See it if You are intrigued by the thought of watching a comedic drama written over a hundred years ago be brought back to life with utter perfection.

Don't see it if Subjects like class, morals, customs, & ethics, though flawlessly presented with comedic tones, aren't your idea of a discussion worthy play

87
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if a very funny lady in an adorable trailer, telling her life story in a lovably raunchy way, just might make 2017 a more memorable Christmas!

Don't see it if u are easily offended by cursing & sexual humor. If you don't care for 1 person shows, this talented woman's efforts might change your mind

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like tales with heart. This romantic story is told through, music. singing & dancing. The atmosphere will give you food for thought.

Don't see it if you want something that's the usual Broadway musical. This one has a fireplace, dog, & is very different the other Broadway shows.

75
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a "Downton Abbey" fan, wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to see a star live, & are old enough to recall life before the internet!

Don't see it if you need to understand every word spoken & wouldn't care for a dated English drama no matter who stars in it. No Broadway razzle dazzle here

91
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You'll enjoy being reminded, in well written songs & dialogue, that human beings, even in the Middle East, still have quite a lot in common.

Don't see it if a simple, funny, meaningful story won't be your cup of tea unless flashy costumes, dazzling sets, & fancy dance routines are part of the mix

78
Entertaining, Silly, Great staging, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You are a fan of Christian Borle, Roald Dahl, the book/movie, or are just up for a truly memorable show for kids & the oh so young at heart.

Don't see it if You are looking for more than a cute romp. If you are selective, & do not have a kid in tow, there are many better, more satisfying choices.

86
Much better than the movie!, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if You are an optimist that knows outlook can create positive change, & will enjoy a life lesson uniquely expressed in a quirky, fun, musical.

Don't see it if you believe people don't change, aren't at all interested in how this popular movie has been recreated for the stage, & don't like musicals!

84
War Paint
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of the leads or interested in the history behind the development of the cosmetic industry told with great sets & costumes.

Don't see it if You won't appreciate the fine staging or talented stars. You might want to skip this one if only musicals with catchy lyrics are of interest

84
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Romantic, Dated

See it if You liked the original, are looking for a flashy, big scale, thought-provoking musical, with solid performances, & powerful subject matter.

Don't see it if A dated romantic musical remembrance of a senseless war, without a happy ending, no matter how well done, won't make you glad that you came.

79
The View UpStairs
East Village
Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You will appreciate an awesome set, true stories about the LGBT experience, performed with well written songs, by characters with heart.

Don't see it if LGBT themed shows aren't of interest & 1 hr 40 minutes without an intermission isn't your cup of tea, for today, because it is closing 5/21.

81
Entertaining, Original, Educational, Clever, Memorable

See it if you are up for the history behind alcoholic beverages told in a creative format. It's unique & will be fun for a group of friends to recall

Don't see it if Your trips to see shows are limited, & you' re not at all curious. If you don't like to have a nip now & then, this may not work for you!

81
Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You listened to the album a multitude of times in your youth, are a Jim Steinman fan, or want to expose a new generation to the rock classic

Don't see it if You' want a tidy plot, & don't care for rock music, no matter how easy it is to understand the spirited cast belting out well written songs.

79
Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Youth oriented

See it if You are taking a teen, won't mind dredging up memories of what it is like to fit in, got a good price, & don't have the highest expectations

Don't see it if A totally youth oriented show, no matter how entertaining, isn't worth your time/money. There are better choices geared for the more mature.

80
Absorbing, Biographical, Fabulous costumes, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You feel that a biographical musical about the icon's life is of interest, & you feel the Bob Mackie costumes are enough of a reason to go!

Don't see it if If you loved "Beautiful" and will be disappointed if this is not as good or better. It's not. It's a mistake to have very high expectations!

83
Benny & Joon
Millburn
Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You can find a production! If you like musicals with heart, this is one that shouldn't be missed. Hope the cast is as fine as this one was!

Don't see it if You are turned off by characters with disabilities & don't think that you'll enjoy the subject matter in a musical, however wrong it may be

90
Great singing & dancing, Timeless classic, Masterful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if for sure if you understand Yiddish a bissel! Even if you don't, the subtitles, fine cast, & familiar story will make the 3 hour show fly by!

Don't see it if You aren't already a lover of the classic, won't appreciate it in Yiddish, despise subtitles & musicals, often finding long shows torturous

79
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging, Outstanding puppetry

See it if you have an overwhelming curiosity about how this memorable old movie was adapted for the stage, & you need to see King Kong to satisfy it!

Don't see it if you seek great lyrics & tunes that you'll be humming all the way home. Looking for more than just an enjoyable spectacle? Try another show!

79
Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful, Cute modern day fairytale

See it if You loved the story behind the movie "Pretty Woman", & feel that you won't be too disappointed in an altered musical version without Gere.

Don't see it if You're hoping the show will be more thought provoking than the light entertainment that this production inspired by a popular movie provides

89
Funny, Entertaining, Original, Spirited, Delightful fluff

See it if You liked "Taxi" & want to have a truly uniquely silly good time from start to finish! People 40+ will relate to the loveable spirited roles

Don't see it if Deep down you view yourself as a theater snob that would prefer a well done revival! If chuckling & Marilou Henner aren't enough, don't go!

87
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Overrated, Relevant

See it if You strive to see all of the top shows on Broadway. Do keep in mind it's a mistake to have unrealistically high expectations due to the hype

Don't see it if A fictional show about teenage suicide, no matter how highly rated, is a particularly sensitive topic, or you simply want to leave smiling.

83
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Reminiscent, Enjoyable

See it if You lived through the disco phase, enjoy the music, &/or are interested in the life of Donna Summer.

Don't see it if Knowing all of the lyrics to this auto biographical tale won't insure your satisfaction.

79
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if Funny speculation about Inge & Williams relationship, during a more homophobic time, before they were famous, seems like a great show topic.

Don't see it if You wouldn't find a show with homosexual situations, & raunchy drunken behavior, by otherwise respected playwrights, humorous or appealing!

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Goodtime

See it if You are looking for nothing more than a fun night out with lovable characters that seem like they are having a grand ole time on a cute set

Don't see it if You can't ever seem to like fluffy, feel good, predictable musicals, however even a serious minded theater fan still might like this romp!

79
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You will find the exploration of an aging creative minds interaction with the next generations talent, interesting subject matter for a play

Don't see it if You aren't a bit intrigued by what it is like for a creative icon to age. If you are not a Dan Lauria fan, you might want to skip this one.

89
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging

See it if you are or aren't a Disney enthusiast. Young & old alike should go for it's beautiful staging, costumes, humor, & songs with messages.

Don't see it if you aren't coming to Broadway for the usual fluff & glitz. If you're looking for a thought-provoking experience, than pass on this fun romp!

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You will appreciate the art of stagecraft, at it's finest, in a lovely, predictable show with a ballet more memorable than any of the songs.

Don't see it if You're easily bored by fluffy shows that aren't profound, relevant, or thought provoking, no matter how hard a spirited cast tries to please

85
Red Roses, Green Gold
West Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Cheesy, Great set/lighting, Refreshing

See it if You're a Grateful Dead fan or enjoy country music. Talented singers give energetic performances of old favorites in a hokey watchable story.

Don't see it if You don't care for the Grateful Dead or country tunes in general. If you are going for a thought provoking serious plot, this isn't for you.

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Short, Ambitious

See it if You are a fan of any of the artists Go if the tickets are inexpensive & you love sentimental holiday music. Some songs you won't even know!

Don't see it if You find Christmas movies & shows cheesy. Don't come expecting a story & don't pay much. There are much better uses for your ticket dollars!

87
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful, Great staging, Clever

See it if you will appreciate the elaborate set & costumes. Create cool memories, with messages for kids, a unique experience they will never forget!!

Don't see it if messages told in a silly musical, by an energetic cast having fun, & the ultimate in set/costume design, just simply won't float your boat!!

74
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Raunchy, Funny, Cute

See it if You aren't a youngster & enjoy hearing about the exploits of others. If you like reading tabloids & can laugh at every day life, see this

Don't see it if You are just starting out in life, & an older woman's putting herself out there, as a premise for the entire show, seems like mere fluff.

69
During previews
Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if the tickets are free or inexpensive, you enjoy good choreography, liked the movie, & you will not be bothered by the intense subject matter.

Don't see it if You are selective, & didn't like the movie. Although the cast was great, there are many better choices for a satisfying trip to the theater.

90
Must see, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if typical Broadway musical fluff, at it's finest, is right up your alley. This charming, dated revival is everything that it promises & more!

Don't see it if a thought provoking piece is the only type of show that will satisfy your theater cravings. Otherwise take a break from life & leave smiling

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, For all harry potter trivia buffs

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan that will enjoy a spirited cast in a spoof that covers all of the books/movies in a goofy, original, funky roast

Don't see it if You will find this intelligently written take off nothing but silly fluff, & would prefer a musical or drama that will be thought-provoking.

79
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Unique

See it if You are up for something boldly different, that makes statements about sexuality, censorship in the arts, & religion in a captivating format

Don't see it if You will be easily offended by a play that may not portray the Jewish faith in a favorable light, & are looking forward to the usual fluff.

76
Clever, Quirky, Unique, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You adore Sally Field, won't want to miss seeing her perform a classic, & are available today since there are only a few more performances

Don't see it if you are hoping to see a more traditional take on this classic drama, & seeing a stark set, rather than a detailed one, isn't your taste.

70
Pressing Matters
Midtown W
Quirky, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You like the idea of 6 unique, short plays, focusing on women, & don't need intricate sets or epic stories to enjoy a trip to the theater.

Don't see it if you judge shows on their sets, costumes, etc. This isn't for people that seek a flashy musical, or memorable drama. It's good, but neither.