SUSAN D 6124

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Theater is my escape! I see an average of 2 shows per week - and love seeing shows multiple times.
Reviews (105)
85
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Thought-provoking, Funny, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy irreverent and in your face theater - even if it still need some work

Don't see it if You are looking for a polished product - or are not a fan of political humor. This takes no prisoners......

75
Sunday
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You don’t mind sitting through a lot of meandering scenes to get to one truly engaging scene between 2 characters

Don't see it if You are not a fan of twenty- something angst.

90
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy musicals with more intimate staging. The singing is incredible - even if some of the writing is a little weak.

Don't see it if you expect the book........

85
Proof of Love
West Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy solo shows about serious subjects injected with wry humor

Don't see it if You are expecting a likeable protagonist. She’s complicated.......

96
Must see, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if You were a fan of the off-broadway run. This is a gorgeous transfer.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this!

Also I saw the NYTW staging 5 times and really worried it would not transfe... Read more Read less

85
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Provocative & chaotic

See it if You appreciate “in your face” over the top theater that makes you uncomfortable - but makes you think

Don't see it if You are easily offended - don’t want to be challenged

93
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are prepared to just go with it and experience flashes of recognition about the beauty and sadness of ordinary life.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of monologues or non-linear stories.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You are a Craig Lucas fan and can appreciate a play about deeply flawed characters who still engender compassion

Don't see it if You like uncomplicated storytelling and tidy endings

Also I loved Reckless and Prelude To A Kiss. There’s no whimsy here - but I... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You are open to a silly, uneven - but sometimes hilarious show. Must see if you have ever spent any time in Middlesex County, NJ ........

Don't see it if You only enjoy “serious” theater - or are expecting a memorable score.

Also While there is nothing really memorable about this show - it was fun w... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see an extremely talented cast give their all to material that’s still a little rough around the edges

Don't see it if You want a clear narrative, don’t have patience for an unfinished work

Also Based on the overall score - I almost skipped this but so glad I went.... Read more Read less

95
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoyed The Wolves. Want to see a funny, sad, and powerful depiction of pre-teen girls' lives

Don't see it if You are easily offended by profanity, nudity, or talk about bodily functions

Also I really enjoyed The Wolves - but loved this show. Loved the creative ... Read more Read less

85
Teenage Dick
East Village
Refreshing, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a funny, fresh and irreverent take on a classic

Don't see it if You will be offended by "disabled" jokes or violence

Also I wanted to love this - but didn't. It was funny and a fresh take - bu... Read more Read less

95
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Albee. You are prepared for a play that does it all - makes you laugh - brings you to tears - and makes you think.....

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play that deals with choices, regrets, and aging - or are looking for a traditional narrative.

95
Me and My Girl
Midtown W
Enchanting, Funny, Great singing, Must see

See it if You want to see a light, fluffy, old fashioned musical where the cast seems to be having as much fun as the audience!

Don't see it if You don’t like old-fashioned musicals.

Also There is nothing deep here - but this had me smiling from start to fin... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You like non-stop, high energy productions - and are interested in teenage antics and angst

Don't see it if You expect any substance or a memorable score. You won’t walk away humming anything from this show......

70
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You have patience for a meandering story.

Don't see it if You want a play with well written characters who will engage your interest.

Also Despite a compelling topic - I just didn’t find the characters engagin... Read more Read less

82
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a mostly engaging musical about an important issue

Don't see it if You will be annoyed by several “cutesy” moments that detract from the story

Also This was entertaining and well performed - but I guess I was expecting... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You have an open mind and don't flinch at raunchy humor.

Don't see it if You're not ready for an "in your face" show.

Also There are some hilarious moments - but this also has something to say ... Read more Read less

88
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy the out of the ordinary and appreciate great ensemble work

Don't see it if You want a straight forward narrative

Also Not sure why this has gotten such scathing reviews. If you are a fan o... Read more Read less

80
Harry Clarke
West Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Billy Crudup

Don't see it if You don’t like one man shows - or are not interested in tales about sociopaths

79
Office Hour
East Village
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are prepared for multiple moments of simulated violence and dialogue that paints cringe inducing images

Don't see it if You want a tidy narrative. This does not offer any easy analysis or answers.

60
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Ambitious, original, overwrought

See it if You enjoy quirky, irreverent takes on traditional stories

Don't see it if You want an easy to follow performance

Also This took quirky to new heights. There were a couple of aha! moments -... Read more Read less

85
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You have not seen the original and won't get caught up in comparisons

Don't see it if You are sensitive to onstage nudity or are uncomfortable with moral ambiguity

Also I really enjoyed the performances and was not as distracted by the set... Read more Read less

96
Ghost Quartet
East Village
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You are looking for something different - can enjoy quirky, non-linear storytelling

Don't see it if You want a fully staged production - have qualms about sitting in total darkness for several minutes

Also It might be more of a concert - but the singing and the story/stories ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You missed your chance to see Billy Porter when this first opened. You are open to a big hearted, entertaining show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a memorable score.

Also This is just plain fun. There are definitely "over the top" scenes - b... Read more Read less

90
Betrayal
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see engaging, calibrated performances

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with infidelity and it’s aftermath

82
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a fan of quirky new musicals.

Don't see it if You are expecting a polished show .This is still pretty rough

90
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Must see, Raunchy, Edgy, Dizzying, Clever

See it if you are up to an outrageous, "in your face" rollercoaster that speaks volumes - if you are listening.......

Don't see it if you are easily offended or shocked.

85
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a solid show with some great one- liners. Good performances all around.

Don't see it if You are looking for a memorable score or choreography. You won’t walk out humming anything.

85
Burn This
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a riveting performance by Adam Driver

Don't see it if You are looking for an engrossing storyline. Adam Driver is the main reason to see this.

99
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Anais Mitchell's music, fresh staging, and energetic and talented performers

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason why!

Also I was truly obsessed by this show. I actually saw it five times! The m... Read more Read less

49
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Truly disappointing

See it if You have nothing better to do. Enjoy shallow treatments of serious subjects.

Don't see it if See above......

Also I am rarely so critical of a play - but this just infuriated me. I’d s... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see a wonderfully acted and timeless story about loss of innocence and the senselessness of war

Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows.

82
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Idina, enjoy family drama with some very funny moments

Don't see it if You are tired of whiny, self-absorbed characters

85
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like classic musicals, great singing - or are a fan of the stars. Joshua Henry & Lindsay Mendez are stand outs!

Don't see it if You will be annoyed by a story that goes nowhere and is sadly dated.........

89
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a great performance from Stephen Rea

Don't see it if You will be offended by bigotry and truly shocking violence

92
Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You can appreciate an old fashioned and romantic production with marvelous music and movement.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of dance - or of love stories.

Also This had a definite throwback feel - but it worked for this piece. The... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to see a mesmerizing performance from Marin Ireland

Don't see it if You are not a fan of stripped down versions of classics

Also I can’t say praise this production enough. The stripped down set reall... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a grand old classic that is wonderfully performed and beautifully staged.

Don't see it if You don’t like old fashioned musicals with dated story lines

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are in the mood for a high energy show with great singing and very creative staging

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious evening of theater. This is enjoyable - but far from deep.

95
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to see a truly brave and captivating performance from Billie Piper.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with the subject matter - or with witnessing one character coming unhinged before your eyes

90
queens
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy seeing narratives about characters not often front and center - or an all female cast

Don't see it if you are expecting a feel good story - or will struggle with an almost 3 hour play

80
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You are patient and want to see some great individual performances

Don't see it if You expect any fully developed characters or any real insights into today's mental health system

Also There were some fine moments driven by acting rather than the script. ... Read more Read less

69
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Just plain disappointing

See it if You want to see Uma Thurman

Don't see it if You expect an interesting plot or any chemistry between the actors

88
During previews
Downtown Race Riot
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You can handle a play with uncomfortable subject matter and really flawed characters.

Don't see it if You will be offended by simulated sex or drug use on stage.

Also Try to book seats in the center. There’s a lot going on at the extreme... Read more Read less

65
Illyria
East Village
Great writing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the Public’s roots - or are a fan of Richard Nelson’s writing

Don't see it if You are expecting to be engaged. These characters just don’t draw you in. They are not the Gabriels.

Also The subject and writing were interesting and this might make a better ... Read more Read less

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want an interesting take on the movement from the perspective of everyday people

Don't see it if You expect it to be solely about the experience of the freedom riders and have no patience for a couple of soapy elements

75
The Home Place
Chelsea
Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Friel or the Irish Rep

Don't see it if You are looking for engaging characters

Also I don't mind "old fashioned" or dated plays if I can care about the ch... Read more Read less

78
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if You want to see great acting and are drawn to narratives about families and aging parents

Don't see it if You need to have at least one likeable character to care about. You won't find any here...........

70
Loud, chaotic, disturbing

See it if You are prepared for a full -on assault of your senses.

Don't see it if You are expecting the story to be told with any restraint. This is raw, relentless, and almost campy