Vicki 6143

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (184)
82
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about ordinary people trying to make emotional & affectionate connections. Michael Shannon & Audra McDonald are great.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals to a straight play. If you don't want to see a play with no real action or plot don't see this play.

70
Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You can't resist R&H musicals. Music is still beautiful & lyrics inspiring. Performances were mostly delightful. Congrats to Mary Testa.

Don't see it if You can't bear to see revisions to an old favorite. Using modern video techniques don't work as well as actors speaking face to face.

Also The modern dance episode in 2nd act did nothing to move or enlighten s... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if You wonder if you're guilty of racism/sexism and don't know it. Watch a couple in love dealing with their innermost beliefs as they arise.

Don't see it if You don't care about other people's emotional issues or want to face your own.

73
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You enjoy a unique story about the pop scene performed by an all female cast. Very cleverly performed and unexpectedly interesting & clever.

Don't see it if You don't care anything about Eddie Van Halen & David Lee Roth's shenanigans or don't know about their talents and music.

83
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You like a great score and a universal story about loss and love in a family. Teenage boy is having a hard time relating to his mother.

Don't see it if You want a typical Broadway musical with lots of sparkle and big dance routines. This show is by the Next to Normal team. It's serious.

70
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy a real spectacle live and on stage. Amazing special effects demonstrating what can be done by clever talented people.

Don't see it if You want more story...& a protagonist to respect. King Kong represents cruelty to animals. Greed and abuse for extravagant personal gains.

60
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You like slapstick comedy and 2 excellent performers.

Don't see it if If you don't like slapstick and have limited resources for theater.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You are concerned about the state of criminal justice for some citizens, primarily of color. Scout was amazing, script was perfect. See it.

Don't see it if You don't care that justice isn't for all. What's wrong with the world isn't your concern.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You like British theater regardless of how contrived the plot and unlikely the ending. Well acted. Took 2 viewings to understand.

Don't see it if You like theater that makes you work hard to figure out the convoluted plot.

73
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Clever

See it if You want to see Idina Menzel as a straight actor. She is wonderful. The play has some wonderful characters.

Don't see it if You don't appreciate stories about "odd" couples, or family dynamics that are peculiar and far from normal.

93
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love the music of Lieber & Stoller. This production does everything right. Sheer delight.

Don't see it if You don't like the songs of Stoller & Lieber.

84
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. Production and performances were excellent. Choreographer Justin Peck did amazing dancing.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Julie and Billy had no chemistry. Weakened impact of her sacrifices.

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy great dialogue with by one of the best playwright... Tom Stoppard. Extremely innovative style and amazing staging.

Don't see it if You don't like British humor and irony or have difficulty with English dialogue.

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classic musicals with timeless stories and superb music & lyrics. Amazing!! I found Lauren Ambrose inadequate and unconvincing.

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

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love Elizabethan plays that capture the times when Kings ruled the world. Beautiful staging. Original music & story. Mark Rylance rocks.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Elizabethan music and a story about an incompetent king.

55
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to hear your favorite rock songs from the 70s and 80s played with an orchestra and talented rock musicians.

Don't see it if You have any respect for classical music. Everytime someone sang an aria, it was played over by a rock song. I love rock music, but.. really

85
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in a woman's perspective on navigating the world, esp education. Relationships, honesty, influence of family and life.

Don't see it if You don't care to understand the universality of life's curves and obstacles.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You're interested in seeing how the Wall Street folks make money. Not always admirable. You learn what really motivates people.

Don't see it if you don't have interests in the financial world, who inhabits this world and why.

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of Bette Midler and love Broadway musicals. They don't get any better. Bette is amazing. Her comedy talent is at its best.

Don't see it if you don't like Jerry Herman music or Bette Midler or spending lots of $$$ for a ticket.

88
Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you care about gay people and how it was before gay marriage allowed dreams of love to come true. Family confrontations cause pain.

Don't see it if you don't care to know where the gay community was >40 years ago and how far they've come to being accepted.

70
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if See this show if you are intrigued by human nature and how the mind can convince the emotions to believe the improbable truth. Gorgeous sets

Don't see it if You don't agree that love conquers all.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You're politically inclined and want to see how the book, 1984, could be staged. Captures the terror of tyranny.

Don't see it if You don't need any reminders of how dictators maintain their power by fear and violence.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like musical theater performed by a fabulous cast. Songs remind us of black experience that resonates today. Bella is quite a character.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Show is a little long and uneven.

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want great acting. Rebecca Hall is very convincing as the wife seeing a shrink for unclear reasons. Surprise ending.

Don't see it if You don't care to see post-partum suffering.

72
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You can watch 2 actors take multiple roles as story unfolds... Revenge for the loss of a family in an airplane accident is underlying thread

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the consequences of action taken in revenge. Guilty before innocent...

82
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You love Bway musicals. And if you enjoyed Tootsie the movie, you'll love Tootsie the musical. It's a love story. "Me too" has new meaning.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and didn't like Tootsie the movie. Accepting idea of a man dressing as a woman & getting a job as a woman is hard.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You love a human interest story of a family wandering homeless in their own country. The acting is outstanding. Like Waiting for Godot.

Don't see it if You have no empathy for refugees or people without rights in their own country.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You remember the years when the Vietnam war draft was front & center for all young men. Passions ran high. Reliving those times was hard.

Don't see it if You don't care to remember which side of the anti-war movement you were supporting. Still not clear if protests changed anything.

73
During previews
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You love Alice in Wonderland and are willing to see how it can be changed to suit this fantastic story of love & loss. Very compelling story

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care about fairytales.

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if You want to experience American history in a new effective way. Learn about a 1st father thru music and rap dialogue. Unique and fabulous.

Don't see it if You don't like rap music or musicals, have no interest in American history.

73
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Delightful

See it if The intent of The Jungle from the moment you enter the theater is to subject you to the chaos, indignity & cruelty of Calais detention camp.

Don't see it if Don't see The Jungle if you don't care about the huge # of people stranded miles from home. If you know life sucks for some, don't bother.

86
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You love Cher and Bway musicals. Gorgeous costumes. Stephanie Block captures Cher's magic. Fabulous. Clever use of 3 Cher characters.

Don't see it if You don't like big musicals and don't appreciate Cher or her music.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy great word play and the difference between literal/figurative, poetic license vs journalistic accuracy. What matters in an essay?

Don't see it if Don't see the show if you prefer musicals and don't like wordy dramas.

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

See it if You care about lives of soldiers at war. Amazing how one actor can accurately depict the horrors of war on stage. War is hell for everyone.

Don't see it if Can't bare to see how the horrors of war impact ordinary people's lives.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You want to experience a brilliant reenactment of Bizet's music of Carmen with Hammerstein's lyrics in a familiar story of unrequited love.

Don't see it if You don't like the music of Carmen. Give your seat to someone who cares.

91
Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You loved Fiddler in all its iterations for its message, it's humor, poignancy & authenticity. Great production & performances. Intimate.

Don't see it if you don't care to see this show in Yiddish, the way it should be seen.

77
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You're a disco fan and especially loved Donna Summer. Using 3 actors to play Donna at different stages was brilliant. La Chanze is fabulous.

Don't see it if You don't like disco music. Life story is light on facts,

78
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You're the type to listen and absorb new unfamiliar concepts. Consciousness is what we all have and never thought about. Great experience

Don't see it if You don't like rap and don't want to have to think about what you're hearing.

83
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You are interested in gay history and the anxiety of existing in the closet. Friends gather and issues arise and resolve. Love finds a way.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play about gay men and their life choices.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see a classic of the modern theater which grabs you from the moment the curtain rises.

Don't see it if You don't think this play has anything to say to you. It chronicles the real life of men who have been struck by a killer they don't know.

86
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if Loved the show. Lots of tongue in cheek dialogue and clever lyrics. Lots of fun.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Western.

58
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You are happy to see Jason Alexander acting in an off-Bway play. Nothing new from playwright Shanley. Some funny lines. Beautiful sets.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a TV sit com for theater prices.

81
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy Jane Austin and historical stories about life and love in years gone by. Lots of fun, twists & turns, love & romance.

Don't see it if you don't like manners and formalities in the affairs of the heart. Too much screaming...

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You are interested in special people with special problems coping with the world around them. Family's don't know who to turn to for help.

Don't see it if You're not interested in learning about autism and people who face difficulties not of their own making.

54
Relevant, Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense

See it if You want to witness what teachers face in their classrooms with difficult students. It touches on anticipation of violence.

Don't see it if You have expectations of real resolution of a student's fears. Turns to maudlin scenes of violence intended.

74
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You've seen Hamilton or any other Broadway musicals over the last few years. Very funny; clever staging and lyrics. Very talented singers.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and haven't seen any of the more popular shows.

82
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the best women divas Broadway has to offer. Patti Lupone & Christine Ebersole are the rarest of talents. Thrilling.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care to see a play that focuses so much on costumes, fashions, and jewelry.

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You are interested in Jewish experience at turn of the century. Story about a controversial Sholem Asch play that was censored in NY.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about lesbians and true love.

73
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You want to watch how strangers become acquainted and try to create intimacy.

Don't see it if You're not interested in relationships.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You like slapstick and funny episodes of pure silliness. Characters are right out of a Chekhov drama, only done with lots of comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick or shows that require you to laugh uncontrollably.