SUSANP

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (91)
66
During previews
Slow, Dated, Overrated, Great acting

See it if I liked that the play was all about Hillary and little about Bill. Laurie Metcalf kept the play going.

Don't see it if It seems irrelevant now. Lithgow's long white legs are a distraction. Does not belong on Broadway.

100
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You have an interest in the creative process of a show albeit early 20th cent & Sarah Bernhardt. See it for master actors!

Don't see it if If you are bored with Shakespeare, backstage issues or Sarah Bernhardt.

62
During previews
Slow, Disappointing

See it if If you are interested in snooker.

Don't see it if Because there are no characters that one cares about. The story is shallow and uninteresting.

91
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting

See it if If you like screw-ball comedies and the music of the Go-Go's, you must see it. You will smile & laugh for 2 hours.

Don't see it if If you are a person who likes only serious theatre pieces, stay home.

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Must see

See it if You like an old-fashioned American musical. Higgens, the colonel, Doolittle & Mrs Pierce fabulous. Eliza has projection problems.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Or if too many long numbers with singing & dancing.

32
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if If you are a teenage boy, you will love the antics of these three guys.

Don't see it if This show is the fringe of the fringe. If you are looking for something better than a thrown together high school skit then this isn't for u

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if If you enjoy a fast moving romp with delictable word play. Great writing by Ivea who never disappoints. The cast is up to it 100%.

Don't see it if If you have trouble keeping up with speedy dialogue. One rip after another is on display here.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You want to experience two pros Jackson & Metcalf working Albee dialogue to perfection

Don't see it if You don't like dramas & need an intermission. Also Pill doesn't have the depth.

78
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing

See it if You like an old fashioned type musical. Great performances by Mendez & Gemignani.

Don't see it if You are looking for great performances by Mueller & Fleming. Henry good acting but has vocal issues.

91
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quiet, personal shows with real character-written songs. A human story involving Arab/Israelie relations.

Don't see it if You only like over-miced, pop songs that all sound alike.

77
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love dark, gallows (no pun intended) humor.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of the playewrite, don't like violence, thick British accents

Also Not his best work.

76
During previews
Funny, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if Like ensemble pieces. This one is entertaining, written with Irish wit. Ms Mills is spot on.

Don't see it if You need to see a play that is perfect. This one could use a little editing & some actor need to pump up their energy.

79
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to witness great writing and great acting

Don't see it if If you are expecting a loud comedy. The play is amusing and disturbing.

62
During previews
Overrated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You enjoy seeing a child's homage to his parent. If you love John Lithgow.

Don't see it if You are expecting a great story from John Lithgow. The 1st act is unengaging and he mimes so badly it is distracting.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You are a Dickens fan and have never seen a live reading. John Kevin Jones is delightful!

Don't see it if If you are a bah humbug i.e. dislike Dickens. Dislike moralistic stories. Dislike 1-man shows.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like non-traditional theatre. Ve2ry creative. Makes you think.

Don't see it if You need everything spelled out for you.

92
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You've missed Billy Crudup on stage. He gives an amazing performance...as usual.

Don't see it if If you are homophobic.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Heartfelt, Sad

See it if You appreciate a wide range of characters played by only a few cast.

Don't see it if You dont like immigrant stories.

91
Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Must see

See it if You like Michael Moore. He regales the audience with tales of his youth.

Don't see it if You are a staunch republican because Moore exposes you.

49
Banal, Confusing

See it if You are happy watching an amateur production.

Don't see it if You expect a professional work.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like existential dialogue between three pillars of their respective societies, held in purgatory exposing hypocricies & admitting truth

Don't see it if You like linear plots and have no interest in historical figures.

42
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Bad acting, Slow

See it if You have a blinding obsession of Karen Blixen

Don't see it if You expect a good scrip & great acting. The young poet was dreadful.

89
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Stoppard fans will not be disappointed. In some ways better than the Broadway revival a few years back.

Don't see it if Don't go if you have trouble following non-linear plots, and quick sparing dialogue.

61
Slow, Disappointing, Dated

See it if See it from an archeological standpoint. An old play written with the cliches of the times

Don't see it if Dated. So-so acting. Unambitious directing. Distracting set.

91
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if Sondheim lovers will be thrilled with this kabuki poduction. At first I thought I'd be bored but quickly was brought deep into the show.

Don't see it if If you are on the fence about Sondheim or need a set, this production is not for you.

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Quinn cleverly and amusingly walks the line between both political parties, using personal experiences and stories as highlights.

Don't see it if If you don't like stand up or are easily insulted by fun being poked at your party. Also I don't understand the need for a teleprompter.

100
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want to experience a master class in acting and writing. Pros fill the stage.

Don't see it if You have no interest in politics. There is a fair amount of profanity which my offend.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Must see

See it if This is a master-class in acting. Twenty-four characters played excellently & distinctly by one actor.

Don't see it if This is a multi-character monologue. If you require a traditional, linear show, this is not for you. And, the theatre was too warm.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if Although this show is dated, Melissa Erico's acting & singing makes it worth the visit.

Don't see it if If you cannot abide older shows in which female characters are treated as objects, brainless and man dependent.

76
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Based on the openong I thought I wasn't going to like it but surprise! I did! It was funny, clever, likable characters & good performances.

Don't see it if Don't go if you don't like American western-style shows.

81
Clever, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if I'm not a Potter fan but was entertained by the magic, staging.

Don't see it if You are easily confused. There is a lot going on.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if OMG! Amazing Billie Piper. How does she do this every night. See it if you can get a ticket

Don't see it if If drama isn't your thing. Especially if you are uncomfortable with provocative scenes or female issues

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if You enjoy fully flushed out characters in a drama.

Don't see it if You have trouble paying attention to lots of dialogue

91
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You liked the Tommy Tune version years ago. Encores did a wonderful job mounting thks show.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals - dancing, singing, etc.

94
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Omg!!! lolol

See it if You want to laugh for 2 hours. It's really the Springer show on steroids. Masterful cast especially Will Svenson.

Don't see it if If you are offended by "reality" tv. Naughty language & violence.

72
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You have an interest in anything Titanic or solo performances. He floats into & out of all classes of people on or associated with the ship

Don't see it if If you require a linear storyline. Since he jumps from Heaven to Belfast to NYC, you might get confused.

98
Clever, Great staging, Must see

See it if You are a huge Scottish play fan. Wander the rooms to experiencing choreographed scenes from the play.

Don't see it if You need a seat in a traditional theatre to experience the Bard

47
Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Bad acting, Bad singing

See it if You are curious about the life of Mary Shelley. Classical music (except vocalist) accents the action. Nice concept.

Don't see it if If you are expecting great acting which sinks this production as well as the Van Gogh

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are interested in period theatre productions. Brilliant casting. The set creates a tableau-like setting. A must see.

Don't see it if If you aren't interested in history or period pieces or sung classical music.

57
During previews
Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Recent Russian history is your thing.

Don't see it if If you cannot stand over the top acting. Too long. Sometimes people don't know when to stop writing.

29
During previews
Sophomoric, Insipid, Slow

See it if You like characters who scream & scream thinking it makes their character funny. See it if you like not very good slapstick.

Don't see it if If you expect a clever twist on Pride & Prejudice. You will be sadly disappointed.

47
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if You want a dark place to take a nap.

Don't see it if If you like a well-written script & good direction.

96
Relevant, Riveting, Frightening, Insipid, Masterful

See it if If you are a fan of the book, like strong performances & physicality

Don't see it if You don't like violence on stage.

46
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Jokey

See it if You like Clive Owen. He works hard here to keep this dreadful production going.

Don't see it if If you dislike Julie Taymor. She pays more attention to gimmicks like clumsey rolling flats & long dance pieces that make no sense.

61
Disappointing, Slow

See it if If you like seeing a work in progress. Greg Mulvaney makes a real character out of an under-written role. His acting seems effortless.

Don't see it if If too much business by male lead makes you nervous.

97
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Must see

See it if If you want to know the real story of the African American experience in the US prison system. Excellent solo performance.

Don't see it if If you have no interest in African American culture and/or the prison system

48
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You like historical American figures.

Don't see it if This show tries to capitalize on HAMILTON'S success butnis cheesy & shockingly bad in parts.

70
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if If you like plays about deep loss, especially the loss of a child.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you find the deep pain of losing a child difficult watch.

38
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if If you like busy, loud, confusing productions, see this show.

Don't see it if If you know anything about staging, direction and writing a musical. Such a mess.

77
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It's the Forbidden Broadway crew spoofing mostly Lin-Manuel Miranda, not Hamilton as I hoped.

Don't see it if Loudly miced and often difficult to understand the female cast members. 2 drink min makes the cost too much for what you see.