Susan 6321

Elmhurst

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Reviews (42)
90
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you like rock music and love a complex family story that takes you back to the 1970s and 2000s in Cambodia. Very moving story & great music!

Don't see it if you are impatient (or worse) with foreigners and immigrants and don't know or care about what the US did in Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam, etc...

85
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Confusing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you love great music, lyrics, singing and dancing. The addition of video was a bit confusing: I didn't know where to look!

Don't see it if you're too attached to the movie (I saw it at least a dozen times!) It's quite different, edgier I guess, but not updated to the present.

90
Einstein's Dreams
Midtown E
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like musicals with an unusual story, terrific book, music and lyrics, talented singers and musicians that's intelligent and funny.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. You can always read the book!

91
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing

See it if you enjoy great stories beautifully told. This is a riveting story that will leave you thinking about how we live.

Don't see it if you don't like theater that is narrated rather than acted out. Three people tell a story each from their own perspective w/out interacting.

95
Soft Power
East Village
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to understand how foreigners see us and what it means to be American. It's satire but with a story and a message. I loved it!

Don't see it if you don't like thought-provoking and funny musicals

92
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you saw and loved The Father and/or The Mother - it's the same playwright and he keeps you guessing! Wonderful actors and gripping story

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with dementia.

90
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy musicals - this one is terrific! It is beautifully staged, the music is edgy and the musicians are fantastic!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you love funny & silly British comedies. This one nails it! Plus, audience gets to participate!

Don't see it if you don't hurry! This is one in the Brits off Broadway series and it closes on Sunday.

85
Switzerland
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Intense

See it if you are a fan of the writer Patricia Highsmith and would like to see a play that imagines her own story.

Don't see it if you've never heard of her and don't like cat-and-mouse thrillers where you can't be sure of anything until the surprise ending!

92
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a great story. This show is surprising and so unexpectedly funny, the audience was cheering!

Don't see it if you don't like plays about the glamorous world of Hollywood and the actors who perform there.

96
Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if This is really a memoir, not a lesson on the Constitution. She is very funny, the story is original and the plot turns are unexpected

Don't see it if you don't like any of the above. I'm glad it's going to Broadway!

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if a family falls apart in New Orleans at time of the Louisiana Purchase when all the rules are about to change. Beautifully told and acted.

Don't see it if you're stuck in the Broadway musical rut. This is real theater!

95
Some Old Black Man
Midtown E
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a universal story of parent vs. child when child has grown far beyond the parent's understanding. Great script and acting!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy honest straight-forward stories that get you thinking about your own parents and how you would care for them...

68
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you're a fan of these "prodigal child returns" stories of which we have seen maybe too many

Don't see it if you're looking for something new to be said about the genre. Acting seemed unprofessional at times, story not clearly told

90
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like thought-provoking stories that provide an honest view of life with a severely ill child.

Don't see it if you can't bear heart-breaking stories that grab your attention from beginning to end.

75
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Cute

See it if you really love musicals and don't mind all the noise. The premise is clever and I think the writing is too, though I couldn't hear much!

Don't see it if you're not wild about noisy musicals. It is cute and funny in its way. I wish I had seen it when it first opened!

90
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you like challenging stories. The staging is unusual: main character is "locked" in a red square onstage, all music and sound is provided by

Don't see it if you want a likable main character. At the intermission, I wanted to go onstage and punch him!

Also by the cast on the sidelines. I'd read the book and seen the movie, bu... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Invincible
Midtown E
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like funny yet touching stories. The actors are terrific, the story is very real and absorbing and the ending is quite a surprise.

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing how couples of all kinds cope with daily life.

95
During previews
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Great acting, Touching, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Timely

See it if you're interested in the immigrant experience in the US and enjoy a good story, well told.

Don't see it if you only like musicals. I agree the play(s) could have been shorter, but it is such a moving story, the playwright can be forgiven, no?

100
Angel & Echoes
Midtown E
Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Powerful

See it if you like powerful stories based on current events performed by three outstanding actresses

Don't see it if you are a musical-comedy aficionado with no interest in world events

100
For a previous production
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy musicals, are confounded by the Israeli/Arab dilemma, like stories that surprise you and keep you guessing.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor and hate romance.

85
The Sabbath Girl
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Romantic, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like quiet, intelligent plays that may surprise and delight you

Don't see it if you prefer noisy Broadway musicals that tell similar stories but with all the bells and whistles

90
Sing Street
East Village
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you liked Dear Evan Hansen, you will love this musical! Great cast plays and sings a love/hate story that's romantic and sad and funny.

Don't see it if you can't get tickets. It is closing soon off-Broadway and reopening on Broadway.

94
Nostalgic, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you know and love this show in English, in your head you'll be singing along even if you don't understand a word of Yiddish!

Don't see it if you're not at all familiar with the show and have no interest in where a group of immigrants came from and who they were (Ukraine, Jewish!)

92
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy one-man shows, it seemed there were many more on this stage - it's magical how he transforms himself from one minute to the next!

Don't see it if you don't want to be reminded of recent events

89
Refreshing, Great writing, Great staging, Funny, Enchanting

See it if if you loved the book or if you never heard of it, it doesn't matter! This is the essence of the story and it's really fun.

Don't see it if you don't like coming-of-age type stories in Spanish with English supra-titles.

90
Proof of Love
West Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like a sly, funny story. The actress is on stage by herself, talking to her comatose husband, figuring things out. She is terrific!

Don't see it if you don't have time before it closes!

95
Thought-provoking, Funny, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing

See it if you would like a funny, heart-warming story by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and sung so beautifully by a very talented cast.

Don't see it if you can't get to Astoria by May 25th. If you missed the Broadway production, see it now!

95
Intelligent, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if this guy occupies a wide stage all by himself making airports, bridges, rivers & all appear and disappear like magic! Travel with him W/W!

Don't see it if you have no interest in world travel and what it takes sometimes to get across a border.

89
City of No Illusions
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you enjoy offbeat stories. This one takes place in a funeral parlor whose workers have issues. Great musicians perform as a Greek chorus.

Don't see it if you hate looking at dead bodies and dislike the whole concept of death. But you'll miss a very clever, funny story!

90
Queen
Queens
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like stories about friendship, love, work, ethics, betrayal and bees. Very well done!

Don't see it if you're not interested in any of the above!

95
During previews
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you love new and wonderfully creative staging and singing and a great story and versatile actors and musicians.

Don't see it if you don't like exciting music and lyrics played and sung by very talented musicians/singers..

94
During previews
Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you loved "Hedwig"and even if you didn't. Great story about Studio 54 in NYC in the late 70's early 80's when Andy Warhol was at his peak!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and hated the whole disco era and you think Andy Warhol was an over-rated artist with no eye for talent.

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you have kids! Atlantic for Kids has done it again! Another charming play for kids that adults can enjoy. A good story, well told!

Don't see it if you can't get up on a Sunday morning for a 10:30 a.m. curtain!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Timely

See it if you enjoy a fast-paced and fascinating story

Don't see it if you prefer light musical theater

69
During previews
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you're a fan of Simon Stephens, although this is not typical of his plays.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays that go nowhere and take forever getting there! Much could be cut and not missed. The English accents need work!

90
During previews
Arcadia (PTP)
Chelsea
Absorbing, Dizzying, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love intelligent plays that make you pay attention and think! Math, poetry, romance and science are debated across the centuries.

Don't see it if you had too much wine with dinner. If you fall asleep for even a minute, you'll be lost, I promise!

90
Animal
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy fast-paced stories that don't let you down.

Don't see it if you prefer light comedies that don't make you think.

100
During previews
Sojourners
East Village
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you're curious about the people in "Her Portmanteau". All the actors are terrific and the story is heart-breaking and believable.

Don't see it if sorry, I can't think of a reason not to see it!

78
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Slow, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you enjoy endless, directionless office meetings billed as brainstorming sessions

Don't see it if you like plays with action, plot, resolution

100
For a previous production
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Funny

See it if your knowledge of Malcom X is a little fuzzy and you would like to learn more at a show that's exciting, funny, serious and entertaining.

Don't see it if you're not willing to put aside your prejudices to see a fun, historical and musical show about Malcom X that's only here till end-March!

100
Evensong
Queens
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if this theater company continues to produce great theater! This story gets under your skin and gives you a new way to look at life in NYC

Don't see it if you don't like to be challenged