SuzyQ

Manhattan | 65+ | Female
About:  3rd generation avid theater goer since 1957. Theater, Opera, Dance Love it all. Supporter of the Arts. Educator & small business owner.
Reviews (182)
80
Kings
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if for a quick paced politically based play that doesn't bore.

Don't see it if you abhor politics, dislike plays and prefer light hearted musicals

95
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Great singing

See it if Like brilliant entertainment exhibiting the genius of LMM, clever, terrific staging and singing. Never boring or slow.

Don't see it if You can't follow a faced paced show or have a hard time understanding a storyline sung through rap.

Also Twice enthralled by 1st NYC 37 St Theater Off Broadway production in 2... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are an Albee fan, like fantastic acting and a timeless play.

Don't see it if You don't like Albee, Want lighthearted fluffy musical entertainment.Are unwilling to listen and pay close attention to dialogue.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Great acting, true to life family drama-with funny moments. An eye opener If you grew up during this time period

Don't see it if You want a light hearted fluffy musical. Find harsh reality faced by a generation Downs Syndrome & disabled babies too difficult.

Also Wondeful play dealing with & educating about a serious subject with en... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Confusing, Overrated, Delightful

See it if for short, sweet poetic theater, wonderfully acted . Confusing plot..more story is untold then revealed.

Don't see it if You want a linear easy to understand play.

78
During previews
Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking, Talky, historical

See it if Have interest in history, Heifetz, music, Israel. You read playbill first to know who the people are, & understand thought behind the play

Don't see it if You don't like trivial historical theater Have no interest in music, general history, or Israel. If you expect to be totally engaged.

78
Balls
Midtown E
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant, Great staging

See it if A quirky fun piece of theater..cleverly staged, well acted -quick paced but chaotic at times -you don't need to know about infamous .match

Don't see it if You want linear totally sensible theater--you hate tennis. aren't interested in the historical match, Riggs or BJ King event.

80
During previews
Party Face
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if Grew up with Hayley Mills.All actors very good..Don't expect perfection-Saw 1st preview, may evolve--1st act get shorter & tighter.

Don't see it if Not willing to sit thru a slow 1st act to see how play unfolds in 2nd act. Only like serious plays.

90
Refreshing, Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if see for beautiful staging, acting, singing and dancing...a very upbeat theatrical experience.

Don't see it if no reason not to see it--

90
During previews
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if Great acting, staging, sets..Like period pieces with superb cast. Like Mint theater productions.

Don't see it if you want most current Broadway musical or" Disneyfied" big shows. Don't want to see a glimpse into another time period.

74
During previews
Mankind
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious

See it if Like to see quirky-different theater--Funny & relevant

Don't see it if want by the book theater, & plot.. Can't envision "outside the norm"

89
Cross That River
Midtown E
Resonant, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if Great night in theater if you love music and talented musicians relating a story through song. An original production. Extraordinary talent.

Don't see it if You expect a big “old time” Broadway style musical .. don’t like lively multi talented musicians & singers..aren’t flexible re music genre

80
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if for an intense play focusing on issues needing thought-like well done plays that leave you open to after thought & discussion

Don't see it if Opposed to loud gun shots. Don't like gripping theater. Don't like a play that's not neat & tidy.Expect a fun light show.

85
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Like good acting, dramatic play dealing with many of the moment relevant issues ..interesting plot twists

Don't see it if If you don,t like slow serious drama— not a light hearted night of entertainment ..does have moments of humorous relief

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if Inventive creative historical drama with comic relief.. requires ability to sit through for all to come together in a thought provoking way

Don't see it if You can't sit through 3 hr play, expect light entertainment - have hard time following story & characters not being sure where all is going

80
Illyria
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Delightful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love theater, and history- do or don't know much about Joe Papp.. the orgin of the Public theater and 1958 NYC sentiment concerning same

Don't see it if You don't like small quiet "talky" drama. Aren't interested in theater, background story behind The Public & early innovative ideas

82
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you liked House of Cards and political drama-light. .Uma Thurman in a respectable Broadway debut. Simple story relevant to current DC scene

Don't see it if You are offended by Anti Trump humor. Didn't like House of Cards. Have no interest in light politically oriented theater

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if A MUST SEE ONE MAN PLAY SHARPLY WRITTEN EXQUISITELY ACTED.. DESERVES ATTENTION & ATTENDANCE BY ALL GOOD THEATER AND A RIVETING PERFORMANCE

Don't see it if YOU DON'T LIKE ONE MAN SHOWS... YOU'RE NOT INTERESTED IN INNOVATIVE "OUTSIDE THE BOX PRODUCTIONS."

93
Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if See if you have OR have not seen the original. Plot as relevant today as in the 80's A touching story-Michael Urie & cast are outstanding.

Don't see it if No reason not to see unless you are homophobic.

87
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Enchanting, Exquisite, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You don't want to miss wonderful must-see classic stage production. Glenn Close nails it with her exquisite performance.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

90
Hand to God
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny

See it if You want to see theater that is original and hysterically funny.

Don't see it if you are very religious and ultra conservative.

90
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You can get involved in a heart wrenching absorbing, life story.. Like insightful writing, and terrific acting.

Don't see it if You're looking for fun, lively light entertainment--and if you didn't like the staging of Marvin's room.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like period pieces, beautiful set, relevant story line even though set in different time in history.Absorbing.

Don't see it if You don't like family drama and period pieces. You have a limited attention span -only like light entertaining musicals.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like thought provoking edgy theater with great performances by whole cast .. dark-play offset with humor & music.

Don't see it if You like light musical comedies.. are put off by harsh subject matter and intensity

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if Innovative -clever writing, lyrics , singing and staging..See if you can't see Hamilton & want to see LMM's early work.

Don't see it if No reason not to see unless you can't keep up with quick paced lyrics & staging. Only like "Old Broadway" musicals.

Also Review based on original productions both Off & On Bdwy...LMM an innov... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Later Life
Midtown W
Delightful, Romantic, Great writing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You're a Gurney fan.Typical plot & setting. Older play still relevant. Keen Group intimate productions don't disappoint.. saw 1st preview

Don't see it if If you're not a Gurney fan..From 1993 some may find it dated -but subject matter & setting transcends the years.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Masterful play-as enlightening & thought provoking today.More meaningful, politically relevant now viewing fm more mature perspective.

Don't see it if Can't endure sitting in theater a long time (which flies by)..if only like like light fluffy musicals. Unwilling to be informed & think

Also A powerfully intense must see-

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if big,bold bright old fashioned Broadway musical— beautiful staging, dancing, singing, costumes and choreography. Stage full of talent..

Don't see it if No reason not to see it.

51
During previews
The Amateurs
Gramercy
Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want to spend much energy figuring out point of this not fully formed play..

Don't see it if you value your time.Don't enjoy confusing, slow meaningless theater that isn't fully developed, never comes together and is not absorbing

80
During previews
Relevance
West Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if For a great cast, thought provoking intelligent Theater.

Don't see it if For light fluffy entertainment

Also Saw 2nd preview-not fully developed yet—talented cast

92
During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if to see a multitude of diverse musical talent- all genders, sizes and & colors. Fun original spoof. No need to have watched Jerry Springer.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or biased. Don't like original quirky musicals

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great directing, great staging, Relevant, Riveting

See it if Riveting & absorbing-see it- talented cast— serious and entertaining at same time.

Don't see it if Only like light fluffy Disney entertainment

79
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in good story line--very topically current.

Don't see it if don't want to see a play not fully formed -..not profound -Can't fairly be rated in 2nd preview

90
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh..don't mind silly banal humor...See it--it's fun.

Don't see it if You don't like a light hearted funny 90 minutes sitting in a theater....

86
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Clever

See it if great musical talent..musicians and singers--interesting- a concert - not truly " muscial" theater..

Don't see it if want a concrete easy to follow story line..don't like great music of mixed genres.Know or care nothing about Robert Moses-

85
Actually
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Anna Ziegler always worth seeing..short-to the point interesting story line--provides food for thought

Don't see it if You can't follow a non-linear story line in play to the very end...much back and forth may leave viewer unclear on what's happening

92
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if top notch acting, staging yet informational--fast paced, intelligent and informative theater. A wonderful theater piece.

Don't see it if Have no interest in financial world specifically crises of past few decades and its general impact on US & World economy.

87
During previews
De Novo
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if look at US justice system- reading of documents of case of 1 undocumented Guatemalan gang member seeking asylum-serious & interestesting

Don't see it if You want light fluffy entertainment--It's a meaty well told look at relevant issues requiring attention and thought...

Also See it.Stay for talk back-participate or just listen. Think about the ... Read more Read less

86
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if Very Original innovative highly choreographed theater. A new twist brought to a classic story. Well acted . Exciting production

Don't see it if You are put off by brutal fights and sexually intense scenes - are offended by nudity and a classic play twisted into something original

80
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh, see pure joyous entertainment.- see an incredibly talented actor in a high energy solo performance.

Don't see it if You are homophobic.. don't like solo shows.. are a complete bore.

Also Appeals to all.. you do not have to be gay to laugh and enjoy this.

88
Buyer & Cellar
West Village
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if to see Michael Urie- a tour de force in theater..bringing his quirky talent to an unusual theatrical fantasy story

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows. Have no interest in Barbra Streisand. Only like reality based drama.

77
During previews
20th Century Blues
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if Like women character stories-woman playwrights , are a baby boomer-Updated staging dealing with old concepts. Liked Uncommon Women & Others

Don't see it if expect see to see a big splashy production-. don't like quiet well-acted theater.

72
Lonely Planet
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing

See it if Touching story of friendship and crises..Well acted--dated concerning the Aids epidemic, but a gentle reminder much has not changed,

Don't see it if You don't like quiet thought provoking intelligent story telling.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Love the Sondheim classic. Original performance in small venue w/immersive staging.Incredible cast. See even if saw other 2 NYC productions

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theater, actors in your space/face surrounding you. original productions or expect a large scale Broadway musical

85
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if interesting and very entertaining portrayal of historical events.

Don't see it if you are completely unaware of the Iraq was

79
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You're an empathetic soul, like to laugh and cry and are fascinated with others dealing with life issues.

Don't see it if You're not a Cheryl Strayed fan. You expect a linear theatrical production.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Hilarious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if You like Classic Stage Theater's twists on Shakespeare. Like a stage filled with talent and cleverly intertwined music.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare and very original productions. Expect to see a classic in original form.

91
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like intense thought provoking theater highlighting societal woes.

Don't see it if You want a light uplifting feel good time

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Family drama-well acted-interesting characters-slightly under-developed.

Don't see it if You need a play to be neat, tidy and easily summed up. Get bored by Family drama.

Also Play has been shortened since first previews..Length of performance no... Read more Read less

86
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to laugh- pay attention to a poignant autobiographical tale told in an hysterical manner-appreciate the comedic brilliance of John

Don't see it if you're a bore -don't like John L.don't like to laugh-.want light entertaining fluff..Don't enjoy hysterical thought provoking truth.