theatre critic

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (104)
29
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Banal

See it if If you like characters sitting around talking about the past with nothing at stake

Don't see it if if you like plays with high stakes , action, and want to care about the characters

48
Coal Country
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if you like theatre of reporting rather than a conventional play

Don't see it if You want to care about the characters and prefer a play with a protagonist and story arc.

40
Sing Street
East Village
Indulgent, Insipid, Slow

See it if you liked the movie or want to see a story that's been told before-but better

Don't see it if If you're not a fan of bubble gum music and teenage angst

99
Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if You like improv, rap and audience participation

Don't see it if don't like rap and improv

36
The Michaels
East Village
Insipid, Slow, Banal

See it if you like plays where people sit around and talk with nothing at stake

Don't see it if if you like compelling and engaging plays where you care about the characters

90
During previews
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if if you are sympathetic to the plight of black women; are a feminist; like good theatre

Don't see it if if you don't like poetry or spoken word; don't like female-centric theatre

71
Dated, Great singing, Slow

See it if You like the Temptations and enjoy their music

Don't see it if If you saw Jersey Boys. It's a very similar story

88
Dizzying, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You are into mentalists who will blow your mind

Don't see it if if you don't like magic and one step beyond or audience participation

72
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Dated, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Tennessee Williams and Marisa Tomei. She does a great job.

Don't see it if If you don't like these 2 or want a play that's cutting edge and up to date.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like immersive theatre and are intrigued by the houses on Governors Island. There are 3 possible shows so you can go more than once.

Don't see it if You don't like interactive or immersive theatre. If you want a linear, straightforward plot.

85
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if want an original take on Shakespeare and enjoy being served delicious morsels of food.

Don't see it if You like traditional Shakespeare.

33
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Slow, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like warmed-over Neil Simon type of plays that went out of style 20 years ago

Don't see it if Like original plays, with great music and funny and compelling relationships that are believable

100
Must see, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like a very original show that will touch your heart

Don't see it if don't care about women's issues

52
Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like campy, over the top shows which are farfetched

Don't see it if you want to care about the characters and like great scores

100
Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if You like shows with audience participation; if you ever dated online; if you like great improv

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor; don't want to be called on stage, never dated a dud

50
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Audra McDonald; if you like seeing naked people on stage; If you like plays without much plot where people talk a lot .

Don't see it if You like actors with chemistry; if you'd rather hear Audra ing; you like plays with a plot

25
Dying City
Midtown W
Banal, Slow, Confusing

See it if You like plays where nothing happens and people talk about the past.

Don't see it if If you like plays with something at stake, clear story lines and dramatic tension.

54
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow

See it if you like baseball and politically correct theatre. want to jump on the #METoo bandwagon

Don't see it if want to care about the characters and don't like baseball. If you cant follow the story line and sorting out all the characters

50
Miracle in Rwanda
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You can understand heavy Rwandan accents and can see over poor sight lines; if you know a lot of about the history of the war in Rwanda

Don't see it if If you like things to be clear and have trouble understanding accents;if you dont know Rwandan history

31
Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like Britten and Purcell music You want to know more about him but only a little more

Don't see it if Don’t take children! Very pretentious “High art” Puppets were distracting and confusing l

36
During previews
Entertaining, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are a fan of the movie and like over the top comedy

Don't see it if if you like a book that is easy to follow and like to care about the characters. i wasnt sure what it was all about.

100
During previews
White Noise
East Village
Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like thought-provoking theater which is excellently written and stunningly acted. Be prepared to go on wild ride.

Don't see it if I don’t like challenging theatre and a show that is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. If you prefer comedy.

98
Nassim
Midtown W
Refreshing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a different view of people from Iran. If you would like to see their humor and their love for their mother and country.

Don't see it if If you like a conventional play with an arc or you dont like out of the box theatre with audience participation

28
Hatef**k
Upper W Side
Preachy, Slow, Cliched

See it if If you want to see a play where characters are mouthpieces for the author's point of view. Politically correct diatribe.

Don't see it if You like character development and want to care about them.

54
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Cliched, Slow, Insipid

See it if You like Jake Gyllenhall and can put up with long rambling monologues about dead children

Don't see it if You like actors with high stakes in their performances;and a compelling story

50
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you like plays about hot button issues and like preachy, politically correct playwriting

Don't see it if If you like good playwriting and want to feel for characters rather than be taught a lesson

46
Dana H.
Gramercy
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if If you like the theatre of reporting rather than acting; want to see a new gimmick

Don't see it if You like to feel for the character and prefer conventional drama rather than lip syncing.

52
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You want a new take on a classic play with an all female cast

Don't see it if don't like concept heavy plays, don't know the play, don't want to see a new take on a classic play

70
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like plays about Nazi Germany with a twist or are a Tony Kushner fan

Don't see it if like linear plays with a conventional plot

33
Slow, Overrated, Confusing

See it if you like Will Eno or like intellectual plays

Don't see it if if you like to understand what is going on and care about the characters

71
Thought-provoking, Edgy

See it if You want a new take on a classic. I had problems with scenes played in the dark , but Ali Stroker was great.

Don't see it if If you are a R&H purist and don't want to see a show that shakes things up.

51
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if If you're into gay rights and dont mind sitting through an over-long show of 3 1/2 hours. Or if you like to care about the characters

Don't see it if If you liked Angels in America. It's far superior. Don't' like long-winded diatribes about gay rights.

18
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating

See it if if you like campy over the top acting and stories and lackluster scores.

Don't see it if If you don't like campy, uninvolving theatre with an insipid score.

5
The Seance Machine
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Confusing

See it if You just like gore but dont care if the script doesn't make sense

Don't see it if If you want a coherent script that makes sense. I was confused.

63
Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you like Meatloaf's music

Don't see it if you like a coherent book and don't like over amplification

72
During previews
Edgy, Intense, Confusing

See it if you liked the book and don't mind non-linear plays that can be hard to follow; if you like good acting

Don't see it if you have trouble following non-linear plays and don't mind seeing the climax in the first scene

39
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like shows about hot button issues and don't really care if they are well written

Don't see it if If you like plays where the characters interact and don't have long monologues where they explain things to the audience.

7
Overrated, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you are a teenager with problems

Don't see it if like a well written show with good music

20
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind an updated version of Uncle Vanya with trendy references which is a poor imitation of the original

Don't see it if you are a Chekhov purist; like good acting where something is at stake

72
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if if you are interested in gay oppression in Uganda; if you like great acting

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accents; if you dont care about anti gay issues

2
Moronic and lame, Confusing, Cliched

See it if you like low brow humor or are a die hard fan of the actors

Don't see it if Want to be able to understand the actors accents; dont find sophomoric humor funny;

26
Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are a Trump supporter,dont mind that the actors dont try to suggest the people they are portraying. Like Laurie Metcalf

Don't see it if Like the Clintons, you like actors to imitate people they're portraying; don't like Laurie Metcalf and her hard-ass acting style

100
Burn This
Midtown W
Romantic, Great acting, Clever

See it if Love great acting and great writing Adam Driver is great!

Don't see it if If you’re not romantic

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a different evening in the theatre, expert staging and compelling storytelling and acting. it's out of the box.

Don't see it if You like traditional theatre with a plot.

79
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Dated

See it if Like great acting in a play by a great writer

Don't see it if If you like a short play or one that is dealing with current issues

72
During previews
Ain't No Mo'
East Village
Entertaining, Clever, Confusing

See it if You like very broad, over the top comedy a la In Living Color. Talented playwright.

Don't see it if You don't like x-rated language, broad comedy and dont have an ear for the fast-paced diologue

99
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Cher and want to know more about her and see gorgeous costumes

Don't see it if You don't like her and dont like musicals about a famous person

87
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like an absorbing well written play with dramatic tension and characters you care about.

Don't see it if You dont relate to the Irish Troubles or are a British loyalist

29
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Confusing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You like concept driven plays and don’t mind not caring about the characters; or if you are dying to see another transgender character

Don't see it if You like a play that makes sense with characters that you care about.

Also Danielle Skaastad was great!

80
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Intense, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if You want to be dazzled by special effects that are absolutely masterful; It's a lot of fun

Don't see it if You want a really great book and score