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Westfield | 50-64 | Female
About:  I'm a theater geek lucky enough to live near the greatest city in the world...
Reviews (24)
92
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like a smart, witty, and topical update of a classic film.

Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't like it....

Also I thought that good decisions were made in the updating of this piece.... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Cliched

See it if you like a fun, fast-paced musical with a nice message about stereotypes and teenage angst and resilience.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or if you're from Indiana, ha ha, you might take offence!

Also I went with a group of high school boys in our performing arts club. T... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Bette having a grand old time. The voice is not perfect but I didn't care. The sets were lovely - also Creel and Baldwin!

Don't see it if You don't like old-fashioned musicals (that don't always make sense). It's cornball so you gotta like that.

Also The love between Bette and her audience is palpable. Folks were roarin... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Absorbing, Refreshing, Resonant, Delightful, Relevant

See it if You are open to the idea that there might possibly be something uplifting about the terrible events on 9/11. If you want to be surprised.

Don't see it if You find anything about 9/11 too painful to bear.

Also I liked the "newfie" humor and sensibility. Cast seamlessly interchang... Read more Read less

90
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to catch a classic Broadway show before it heads off into the sunset.

Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't - even people who don't like Broadway like this one. I guess don't see it if you only like edgy stuff.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You want to see the Tony award winning musical that it just a little bit different...

Don't see it if You are easily offended by vulgarity.

Also I was surprised by how raunchy this is, but on the other hand, I loved... Read more Read less

84
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Dated

See it if you want a nice simple musical with pretty songs and a venerable history on Broadway.

Don't see it if you want gimmicks and showy.

80
Stomp
East Village
Clever

See it if You want to introduce teens to Broadway.

Don't see it if You want a story....

92
Delightful, Great acting

See it if you want to see a wonderful performance by the great Danny Burstein. So happy to see him get a star turn!

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

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You have a pulse. It lived up to all my expectations. EVERYONE has star power. I've never seen an ensemble so talented.

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

84
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great staging

See it if It's fun. Kids will love it. It's clever. Score is good although at times a bit bombastic. I liked it very much.

Don't see it if It may be to cutesy for some. But it's been running forever for a reason.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant

See it if Classic, beautiful, impeccable. Staging is lovely, costumes perfect. Kelly O'Hara is a wonder. Interplay with the new King is fabulous.

Don't see it if I can't think of why you wouldn't....

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love the music of the era and the story of a more innocent time.

Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't want to see it....

Also Delightful show about the early days of singer-songwriters, about pers... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the issues of our time, reporting, writing, and news.

Don't see it if you want a musical or something super light.

Also Every time Cherry Jones graces Broadway, you've gotta see her. Althoug... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you can appreciate the brilliance of Wilson's dialogue and you like a great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you want happy happy happy all the time.

Also We went with a school group - 250 juniors from an all boys Catholic sc... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You liked "Fun Home" and "Next to Normal", or you have adolescents, or work with them. See it for the phenomenal Ben Platt.

Don't see it if You want something totally lighthearted or you don't like angst (although the angst is handled very well with a deft touch).

95
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if You want to see a revival which is not tarted up and focuses on great singing, acting, and story-telling.

Don't see it if You have trouble picking up on dialect.

75
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Dated, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to see an absolutely first rate ensemble cast. You want to see an emerging star in Micah Stock. You love Nathan Lane in anything.

Don't see it if You don't like a dated show or an overly long show. You don't like two intermissions.

Also The bright light is, as always, Nathan Lane, but he doesn't appear unt... Read more Read less

83
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original

See it if you want a clever, smart musical with catchy tunes.

Don't see it if you are a prude.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a beautiful staging of a nice story with a lovely score.

Don't see it if You hate all things Disney.

88
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant

See it if If you want to see a smart play about an abysmal situation with a very strong female cast. There is an effective use of humor, surprisingly

Don't see it if You don't want to see a serious story and just want to be entertained.

85
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting

See it if I came in with very high hopes. I thought the acting was marvelous and I love Circle in the Square. Performance by Sydney Lucas amazing.

Don't see it if You don't like plays with a bit of a dark edge.

83
Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if Lovely show, beautiful dancing, nice set. Story is a little dated but performances for me made up for it.

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals. It was a little slow at times.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Intense

See it if you loved the book, the play brings a fabulous book to life in a compelling way.

Don't see it if You have a child on the spectrum and you plan to bring him/her to the show. It could be too much.