Terry 4

New York City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Am seeing tons of plays over the last 2 years now that kids are out of college. Finding I often disagree with NYTimes reviews. I don't have time to waste on bad plays, so I count on your reviews to help me pick the best ones.
Reviews (87)
84
Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see the Broadway retelling of the famous book. You like dramas.

Don't see it if Felt the acting by Daniels was understated. Rush seats are the worst in the house. Don't even bother.

84
During previews
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Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you want to learn a bit about a subject rarely brought to the the theater. Intelligent and respectful of the subject matter.

Don't see it if Not interested in bondage themes. If you are looking for lurid depictions , its not here.

91
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if An ambitious show that depicts a family in Ireland and their secrets slowly revealed. I wish I knew more about Northern Ireland before.

Don't see it if If you dont like dark dramas. It's very long but goes fast. Family secrets, history, great ending, dramatic. Read up on Northern Ireland 1st

96
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Gorgeous production. I loved the singing, songs are classic, the stage is beautiful. Danny Burstein as Eliza's father is riveting. See it!

Don't see it if If you hated the movie. Seriously go. And if on a budget, there are no bad seats in this theater. Purchase the last row if you must for $45

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Shocked at low scores. Has everything! Staging incredible singing dancing costumes charisma and universal themes. Exuberance + talent.

Don't see it if This play explores dark themes. Uncomfortable perhaps! These themes still exist. There's a hopeful message here old show/ still relevent.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if If you prefer plays to musicals. Like dramas that explore human relationships. Don't mind sign language. Is captioned for hearing impaired

Don't see it if If you want a light-hearted musical with great stage ring and singing. This is an intense drama and still relevant today

Also Although this is an older play the topic is still relevant. As a heari... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan or even just knowledgeable about the series. The show was fun and the audience laughed throughout.

Don't see it if If you dont like comedy. Don't be afraid of Mezzanine seats. The view was amazing

82
For a previous production
Ambitious, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like slapstick type comedy and physical humor. Many humorous parts. the audience seemed to like it. Like a Carol Burnett sketch.

Don't see it if Pratfalls and silliness are not what you are looking for in a play. The title says it all. Anything that can go wrong does so and frequently

83
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in this true story and how someone can truly believe something false when you want it to be true so badly.

Don't see it if You want fantastic staging. While the sets worked fine, I didn't find them attractive. I would have enjoyed it more with prettier panels.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see

See it if You want to see wonderful music and singing. Emotional and current topic

Don't see it if No reason to miss this show

68
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Clever, Banal

See it if You are interested in Jewish history

Don't see it if You are looking for great sets and singing. Repetitive show, fell asleep

96
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Exquisite

See it if Wonderful and entertaining. Exquisite clever staging. Great singing. Non stop stage action. See it. This is a fun engaging show.

Don't see it if You want a serious drama. Never saw the movie so I can't compare. Andy Karl is amazing and energetic. Don't understand the negative reviews

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Fast paced little known true story with likeable characters cleverly morphing into different roles. Upbeat entertainment despite 911 events.

Don't see it if You want an elaborate stage and showstopping songs.

94
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see a new show with great singing and staging. The cast is energizing and the story is not Broadway typical.

Don't see it if Just see it. Groban sings gloriously as does the whole cast in this inventively staged show that engages the audience. Different and good.

85
Poison
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Slow

See it if You like dramas exploring human relationships. The different way a divorced couple handled a tradgedy and the emotional fall out

Don't see it if You are not interested in an emotional discussion between 2 characters that goes on for 90 minutes. Minimal staging.

95
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if .Most beautiful colorful staging on Broadway. Upbeat delightful dancing and singing. Costumes are exquisite. Great show for families kids

Don't see it if If you want a drama or if you want to see something more serious. This is Disney at its most colorful. You know how it ends immediately

49
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like audio books as this is basically all this is. He could have recorded this on a CD and I could have listened in bed. I fell asleep.

Don't see it if You want a show that is visually engaging. This would have been better in a tiny theater.

87
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You have a kid to take to the theater

Don't see it if You dont like puppets

76
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You are a Shakespeare fan. Actors were good. Too long and repetitive

Don't see it if Strictly for fans of the bard. Slow for kids and drags on and is repetitive

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Disney and like colorful staging

Don't see it if You are not entertained by stories geared for children. Take the kids

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Overrated

See it if Fun and energetic show. Pretty much a one man show but still fun.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep story

83
Pippin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if You are a fan of the circus. Lots of acrobats and jumping around on stage. Story was just OK

Don't see it if You want more of a story than stage acrobats

87
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You like stories about young adult angst. My 24 year old daughter really liked this

Don't see it if This was a fun and entertaining show that felt intimate in the smaller setting

97
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to see two great actors chew up the stage. Jeff Daniels was amazing in this powerful production about child sex abuse

Don't see it if You don't like plays with serious intense themes

70
The Visit
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if The theme here is strange and morbid. The staging was not captivating.

Don't see it if Your looking for a feel good play. Dark and depressing theme.

85
Clever, Confusing, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if Many enchanting special effects. Read a summary b4 if you only know the first book. Father son part sappy. Too long in one day.

Don't see it if Saw both parts in 1 day. Plenty of time for dinner in btw. The play revisits many books so be familiar with the main characters.

Also Millennials will enjoy this memory lane revisiting. Missed some inside... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Its a play that is energetic with great singing and visually engaging. Based on Greek myths. Look up the characters 1st for background

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

93
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Dont miss this show ending March 31st. I won the lottery and seats were great. Gorgeous sets and costumes. Singing great. Story is very good

Don't see it if Dont hesitate if you are hung up on knowing the true story of Anastasia. The play makes it work and it's still historically accurate. GO!

100
Van Gogh Find Yourself
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Must see, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if This is an immersive experience that touches your soul and embraces your heart.Was riveted for one straight hour. Please go and experince it

Don't see it if If you are looking for a full Broadway show this is not it. But it's better in a way. It's so personal.

93
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you like plays that focus on contemporary issues and complicated relationships. If you like good writing. Honest exploration of emotions

Don't see it if If you are looking for a big production with singing dancing and spectacular staging this is not for you. But I enjoyed this immensely.

Also This is a chance to see this lovely play before it either goes on the ... Read more Read less

61
During previews
Babette’s Feast
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Banal, Slow

See it if I was really looking forward to this production and was so disappointed and bored throughout. Weird costumes and bland set. Skip this show

Don't see it if Many of the actors were charming and lively. I would see them in a different production. Too bad for them the story was not engaging.

85
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You like a light musical with pretty staging. The dance sequences were fun. Bernadette and Victor are accomplished veterans of the stage

Don't see it if You prefer dramas or plays that deal with intense subjects or serious issues. This is light hearted fun and nostalgic.

Also Not sure if younger audiences would enjoy this

91
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You like dramas about real people. The story was compelling and the acting was great. You can feel the pride of the actors performing here.

Don't see it if If you need all the bells and whistles of a Broadway show. This is an entertaining and absorbing drama. It is compelling.

Also The show inspired me to research Malcom X. I think that is a measure o... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Intense

See it if You enjoy an entire play sung. Small intimate experience with some interaction with actors. Play is intense and actors devoted to it.

Don't see it if You want grand staging and elaborate scenery. The singing is the main star and the actors sang beautifully. An intimate theatrical event

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You like good writing and excellent performers

Don't see it if If you want singing and dancing. The set is small and very sparse

97
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if 1st time seeing this; loved it. Beautiful love story, great voices, engaging story. Highly recommend it. Based on historicsl true events.

Don't see it if If gyrating girls in bikinis offend you or have young children for some of the provocative gesticulations snd deep kissing

93
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You want great acting by fabulous cast. Linney was mesmerizing in a play that resonates today with themes of greed and power within a family

Don't see it if You prefer fluffy light hearted musicals with singing and dancing

82
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if want a light hearted approach about spousal abuse. Felt like I was watching Mel's Diner from the series Alice. Wasn't aware is a true story.

Don't see it if You want the full Broadway experience with spectacular staging. Felt clichéd. Characters were one dimensional and cartoonish.

78
The Front Page
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Cliched, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You want to see some greats hammming it up on stage. Lane,a marvel. Slattery energizing.

Don't see it if You are looking for for new or refreshing material. Boring 1st Act. Lane shows up in 2nd Act.

88
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Entertaining, Relevant, Great acting

See it if like plays that are thought provoking and explorations of relevant topics in society. She gives a riveting performance about sex trade

Don't see it if If you don't like one person shows with no frills in a small theater. Her performance was flawless as she morphed into characters

87
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You want amazing staging, beautiful lighting and are a fan of The Wizard Oz. Many funny references to the movie. Very enjoyable and for kids

Don't see it if You don't like stories about female power.If you are looking for a serious drama. Didn't love the music but loved the power of their voices

Also If you are not a familiar with the Wizard of Oz this is an eye popping... Read more Read less

88
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You are a baby boomer or advancing in age. Enjoy references to childhood in the 60's. Like small intimate theaters. Like 2 man shows

Don't see it if You dislike tiny theaters and audience participation. Corny jokes. The exuberance of the actors make the show

93
iLuminate
Midtown W
Original, Entertaining, Refreshing, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You love dance, hip hop, loud music and talented enthusiastic dancers that glow in the dark. No real story here. I was energized by this.

Don't see it if You are looking for dialogue and a gripping story. This is all about dancers that glow in the dark and creative staging. Will see it again

87
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing

See it if You like tap dancing and the life story off the Hines brothers as told by Maurice Hines. I was thoroughly entertained and charmed by him.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows

88
On The Town
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like updated classic movies. This had great dancing and ballet incorporated as well. Beautiful staging

Don't see it if You don't like remakes. Had a lot of Ballet

88
Rent
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Great staging, Resonant, Original

See it if This is a classic remake of LaBoheme and the story and music are still relevant today. Enjoyed this greatly

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals

94
39 Steps
Gramercy
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You like clever acting and funny spoofs. I saw this twice. Actors are talented and the show is just so quick paced. Their timing and energy!

Don't see it if You have never seen an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Many funny references to his movies. Its fun to watch for them.

85
Ambitious, Funny, Dizzying, Dated, Great singing

See it if You like high camp and lots of singing. This is an updated version of the classic movie "The Bad Seed" on steroids. Its funny but gets old

Don't see it if You don't like something that is like a campy Carol Burnett show with greatly exaggerated facial expressions. Gets tiring after awhile.

78
Of Good Stock
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Great staging

See it if Youb are interested in family dramas. I liked Alicia's role of a spoiled female the least. Stereoytyped character.

Don't see it if You like smaller theaters with nice staging and personal shows

82
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Overrated, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love the music and dancing this show is very entertaining

Don't see it if You are looking for great staging the stage here is minimalist