Susan D 6108

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Formerly in the business, now I just go see shows. I love all kinds of theatre from black box to Broadway!
Reviews (50)
94
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Enchanting, Exquisite, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like lush, fantastical, amazing poignant storytelling. And glitter.

Don't see it if You can't adjust to non-linear storytelling. Or your soul is dead.

84
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You know and love the novel or you just love slapstick.

Don't see it if You are expecting the BBC production.

85
Ambitious, Funny, Great staging, Enchanting, Resonant

See it if You like the music, you like the story, you like supporting community theatre!

Don't see it if Your sensibilities will be offended by anything less than Broadway production values.

77
During previews
Fossils
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You like small drama with minimal set pieces and interesting ensemble work.

Don't see it if You are put off by non-linear plot or want a traditional set.

78
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Dated, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a first-class production of a classic play. Not earth-shattering or modernized in any way. Supporting actors also great.

Don't see it if You were looking for something new or profound. It's a long play, lots of rapid-fire dialogue. Or if you don't like Kevin Kline.

96
Clever, Great singing, Resonant, Must see, Intense

See it if You should see it. It's about 9/11 but it isn't what you think. Absolutely charming and the performances were top-notch.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals or pennywhistles.

79
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Quirky, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You're not looking for profundity and are willing to go along for the ride on a well-known story. Has some fun twists!

Don't see it if You can't tolerate any deviation from the original movie, or are expecting Bill Murray.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You can get tickets. It's the best thing I've ever seen on Broadway. Not overrated with a perfect score!

Don't see it if ...um... Nope, can't think of anything.

79
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Energetic, Enjoyable

See it if You like the music and are prepared to charmed by the cats. The dancing is impressive.

Don't see it if You are looking for profound or artistically significant. Does what it says on the label. Production slavishly faithful to the original.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Moving, Relevant

See it if You like modern themes and intense emotional drama.

Don't see it if You prefer classic musicals.

76
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Earnest, Effortful

See it if You love Sondheim and you'd like a chance to experience 'Company Lite'.

Don't see it if You're expecting a Broadway level production.

75
During previews
Made in China
Midtown E
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Resonant, Raunchy

See it if You liked Avenue Q but you thought it wasn't political enough.

Don't see it if You don't like puppetry, raunchy humor or nudity (puppet-related).

60
Getting Out
East Village
Cliched, Dated, Good performances, Interesting, Ambitious

See it if you are curious to see a play that made some headlines back in the day. Not at all edgy today.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a period piece.

92
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Epic, Intelligent, Fascinating, Great singing

See it if You love Broadway, history, singing/dancing, or any combination of the above.

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

87
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intelligent, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You like following a story in stages and have ever had your heart broken.

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of talking.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Riveting, Terrifying

See it if You are into theater of dread or want to see just how much on the edge of your seat you can be.

Don't see it if Your tastes run to the obvious and you don't want to follow a complex drama.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You like puppets or fun. Or have ever been young and confused about what you're doing with your life. Or have fond memories of Sesame St.

Don't see it if Oh, just see it.

92
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You love musicals, camp, high heels and sparkle lipstick!

Don't see it if If you even want to think of a reason not to see this show, don't go. Everyone else should see it!

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You like British humour, working-class struggles and some raunchiness, and are willing to attune your ear to a variety of accents.

Don't see it if You were in the mood for something lighthearted or you want straightforward narrative.

96
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Original

See it if You're human and you've ever loved someone you didn't totally understand.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this.

87
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like Carole King and music history.

Don't see it if You don't like musical numbers or piano playing.

60
Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You're a history buff.

Don't see it if You want a play to have an actual plot as opposed to three hours of exposition.

75
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You want a sweet, workmanlike musical with really excellent performances. Don't think the material would stand up to lesser performers.

Don't see it if You really loved the book.

95
During previews
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You like comedy and have ever had a customer service job you hated.

Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.

94
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny

See it if You like love stories and ice cream!

Don't see it if You hate musical comedies. And life.

64
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if If all things with pink ribbons are great with you, this is your show. There are a few cute songs, but the subject deserved better.

Don't see it if You object to trivializing serious subjects and you don't like self-indulgent schmaltz.

78
During previews
Arden/Everywhere
Gramercy
Entertaining, Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You love Shakespeare and don't mind a modern setting.

Don't see it if You are expecting something intrinsically different from As You Like It.

98
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

See it if You can get tickets. Seriously? You call yourself a Broadway fan and you're gonna miss the Divine Miss M in this star turn? Oy.

Don't see it if You hate life, love, motherhood and elegance.

75
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great singing, Cliched, Slow, Sweet, Disappointing

See it if You like musicals about modern themes. It's well done, I just found it predictable and not really groundbreaking. Good performances.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals. This takes some indulgence and felt overly long.

84
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You're up for good old-fashioned farce with a huge dollop of physical comedy. Does EXACTLY what it says on the label.

Don't see it if You want actual drama or don't like slapstick.

85
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are into intense family drama and a lot of rapid-fire dialogue. The acting was amazing.

Don't see it if You are looking for light fare or a musical. This is the opposite.

94
Enchanting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love Sondheim and want to see a beautifully rendered though minimalist production.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of complexity in musicals.

69
During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Effortful, Inane, Overrated

See it if You are taking kids who aren't too theatrically sophisticated. Children in the audience seemed to enjoy it.

Don't see it if You love the original book or even the original movie with Gene Wilder. The modern political jokes were excruciating.

95
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You are a theater lover with a familiarity with the original (better if you know it but understandable even if you don't).

Don't see it if Modern language/idioms in the mouths of Ibsen's characters will bother you.

78
Delightful, Funny, Charming, Energetic, Nostalgic

See it if You love Peanuts and you have a fondness for this piece. This is the 'Chenoweth' version with Sally. Snoopy steals the show (natch).

Don't see it if You object to small children in the theater.

88
Absorbing, Exquisite, Intense, Epic, Edgy

See it if You know who the Gashlycrumb Tinies are or you have a Doubtful Guest.

Don't see it if Oh, just see it, it's charming.

50
For a previous production
Slow, Unintentionally funny, Enthusiastic, Ambitious, Uneven

See it if You like supporting young actors who are trying hard. The music wasn't bad.

Don't see it if You can rent any version of this and stay home.

68
One Funny Mother
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Slow, Boring

See it if you want what it says on the label: tons of repetitive jokes about being a mother. And drinking.

Don't see it if you have anything else to do.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Adorable, Fun, Great singing

See it if You liked the movie and you're up for some mindless fun with great kid performances!

Don't see it if You were looking for something serious.

75
Cagney
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Original, Great singing

See it if You like old Hollywood musicals and movies and are a fan of tap dancing. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if You dislike the above.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You're into learning a little about your cocktails as you drink them. It's fun and clever.

Don't see it if You don't drink.

79
Enchanting, Great staging, Disney-fied, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You love Disney, the movie, Julie Taymor's puppetry and staging (which are glorious). The singing and dance numbers are amazing.

Don't see it if You can't handle the awful Disney dialogue, which is horribly inappropriate to the staged version.

77
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Quirky, Exciting

See it if You like raves, wild dance and no traditional theater.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate standing for the duration of the show, have difficulty looking up or with strobe lighting.

78
Banal, Dated, Epic, Romantic, Cliched

See it if You like repetitive vaguely operatic themes.

Don't see it if You have issues with predictability or swan boats.

99
Clever, Edgy, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if You love South Park, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and any other thing that makes you laugh. May be the funniest show ever.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by bad language.

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Original, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You like old Hollywood, history, and musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like tap dancing.

92
Daddy Long Legs
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Romantic

See it if You like romance and aren't looking for big spectacle.

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

87
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if You loved Oz and are ready for a grown-up version.

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

83
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You are up for something a little different and don't mind going along for a ride.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for something classic.

90
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You like Shakespeare, puns and big musical numbers!

Don't see it if You want heavy drama. Or you have no sense of humor. Or you hate eggs.