Vicki 6143

Newburgh | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (223)
82
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
May 12th, 2022

See it if you like David Mamet's style of writing. The play holds your attention by subtly revealing little clues about each character's nature.

Don't see it if You don't care about the characters in the story and what happens to them.

75
Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing
April 20th, 2022

See it if You're interested in politics & are interested in seeing how towns are run on a local level. Corruption & mismanagement start at the bottom.

Don't see it if You are turned off by politics & are not interested in seeing how it works on stage. I should have been appalled but I wasn't.

70
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
January 8th, 2022

See it if You love Michael Jackson's music. 1st act starts slowly & is a bit flat. 2nd act has great dancing & bway production magic. Needs cutting.

Don't see it if You don't care for MJ's music or style of performing. Book could be better.

85
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny
December 22nd, 2021

See it if You want to see hope coming to an unusual community... ex-cons working together in a sandwich shop. Very clever, poignant and funny.

Don't see it if The manager who also has spent time behind bars shows no kindness. It's hard to see.

74
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting
December 22nd, 2021

See it if The performances are top notch with innovative characters and costumes.

Don't see it if The story isn't clear from the beginning but finally develops in the 2nd act.

78
During previews
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Clever
November 11th, 2021

See it if You like good slapstick comedy and interesting characters. Each one a gem.

Don't see it if You don't like British slapstick comedies.

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
October 29th, 2021

See it if You want to see how perfection is achieved on stage by formidable actors with an amazing script. Utter perfection.

Don't see it if the topic of what happens when a family & its forbears loses control of its moral compass.

63
Persuasion
East Village
Entertaining, Ambitious, Confusing
October 29th, 2021

See it if You like period theater pieces and you like English parlor theater.

Don't see it if You're expecting the caliber of their production of Sense & Sensibility. Here, who the characters were was confusing, the play was too long.

71
Disappointing, Cliched, Entertaining
October 29th, 2021

See it if You want to hear Norm Lewis sing a short song... Characters can be entertaining.

Don't see it if You're expecting a riveting, consequential story. You won't get it. Off-Broadway would have been more appropriate. Needed better editing.

78
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing
February 22nd, 2020

See it if The Tudors interest you. The lyrics are clever and tell the story of each wife & why they didn't last. Funny with great harmonizing.

Don't see it if You don't care about Henry VIII & how he treated his wives. If you need a plot, this is not your play.

79
During previews
Quirky, Enjoyable, Ambitious, Great singing, Absorbing
February 14th, 2020

See it if You love Bob Dylan's music and want to see how a new story could incorporate Dylan's poetry & song into a show. Very minimalistic design.

Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan's music and want a more glitzy musical.

84
During previews
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
January 10th, 2020

See it if Plays that tell us about people who meet and like what they see and use rhyme as dialogue to communicate and narrate the action. And then..

Don't see it if You don't like rhyming... and don't care to see what can happen when strangers meet and then split.

77
One in Two
Midtown W
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
January 9th, 2020

See it if You want to understand what it means to be a black man facing the probability of getting HIV: one in two will get HIV during their lives.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in what happens to people without resources to be healthy or get treatment (meds) for their HIV infections.

85
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
January 9th, 2020

See it if You are interested in ethical quandaries people encounter. Staging was amazing with large props that moved thruout the show.

Don't see it if You only like musicals and don't care about questions of morality and ethical behavior. Accountability is important.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever
January 9th, 2020

See it if You love great entertainment. Funny, delightful, great singing and clever.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and never liked the show.

89
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing
January 9th, 2020

See it if You like shows that feel authentic and tell an important story about people whose lives are unknown to us. Loved the acting and the script.

Don't see it if You don't care about the subject of gay men and their lives and obstacles they face to finding happiness.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
January 9th, 2020

See it if You love the score and you have to see all the revivals regardless of whether you'll be disappointed. I enjoyed the backdrop videos.

Don't see it if You don't want to sully your memory of the 1st production of the show you ever saw. The huge videos overwhelmed the performances.

73
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 28th, 2019

See it if You're a fan of Joshua Henry. He's the center of the show. Justice is denied to a young man and changes his life forever to his detriment.

Don't see it if You don't care how the criminal justice system ruins the lives of so many people of color.

76
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Ambitious, Romantic, Great acting, Absorbing
October 28th, 2019

See it if You're a fan of Tennessee Williams' plays and Marisa Tomei's performances. It's a study of despair, passion lost & found.

Don't see it if You don't prefer Tennessee Williams' plays. The set is languid and sultry but confusing. There is too much mythology and mindless worship.

65
Not my thing, Impressive, Ambitious
October 28th, 2019

See it if You're interested in parapsychology, and the occult.

Don't see it if Mindreading is not your thing

86
During previews
Full of vitality, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining
October 28th, 2019

See it if You are a Tina Turner fan forever & appreciate her versatility. Adrienne Warren should get a Tony Award for her performance.

Don't see it if You don't care about the trajectory of a performer's life's work and the hardships to overcame to become the singer we all admire.

84
Original, Masterful, Ambitious, Entertaining
October 28th, 2019

See it if You're a fan of David Byrne of Talking Heads. His music is rhythmic and original. The ensemble of percussionists & guitar talent is awesome.

Don't see it if You don't like David Byrne's music or his production style. There's no story, just musical performances. Choreography is minimal.

67
Quirky, Indulgent, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
September 12th, 2019

See it if You saw "Here Lies Love" and enjoyed the "movable" stage aspect. Plot and connection to Oscar Wilde was murky at best. Too much going once.

Don't see it if You don't like to stand during the entire performance and are not used to a chaotic scene on & off stage.

88
Betrayal
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
September 12th, 2019

See it if You like plays by Harold Pinter who is a word master. Minimal staging perfect for play emphasizing deep meaning of characters' interactions.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas that aren't literal and that don't help you understand the playwright's intentions.

83
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever
September 12th, 2019

See it if You like musical extravaganzas. Staging is mesmerizing in the extreme. Dancing is very creative. Loved the casting. Everyone did their best.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want an original score instead of old rock songs inserted into dialogue.

75
Romantic, Resonant, Great singing, Absorbing
September 12th, 2019

See it if you understand the story of Orpheus & Euridice and want to see a reworking of the ancient story. Andre De Shields is marvelous. Inventive.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals and aren't ready for new interpretations of old myths.

84
During previews
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
July 31st, 2019

See it if You enjoy bravura performances from 2 highly talented actors. Each shares very personal, difficult life experiences. Most of us would not.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the introspection of others or if you don't want to think about your own fears of intimacy.

85
Resonant, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
July 27th, 2019

See it if You love the music of the Temptations. The performances by all the actors in the show are perfection. Perfect choreography, staging, dancing

Don't see it if You don't know the Temptations and don't care to know more about them and listen to their stories.

72
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever
July 27th, 2019

See it if You find short plays satisfying. 1st play-WWII vet unable to cope. 2nd-couple still wondering about being married. 3rd addresses racism.

Don't see it if You don't like short plays because they don't cover enough ground.

70
In the Green
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Great singing, Absorbing
July 27th, 2019

See it if You're interested in medieval history of women. Families with too many kids gave them to the Church. In prison, women achieved creativity.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing historic Church cruelty under the guise of, "Look how much they accomplished in isolation."

70
Dated, Ambitious, Funny, Clever
July 27th, 2019

See it if You like Chekhov's plays. Interesting characters. Trying to find the 3 Sisters updated was challenging. Loved that Masha was played by a man

Don't see it if You don't like Chekhov's plays which can be very outdated and heavy handed.

70
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Cliched, Dated, Ambitious, Funny
July 27th, 2019

See it if You like Rita Rudner's sense of humor. Somewhat preposterous premise. The singing was impressive and unexpected.

Don't see it if You don't find Rita Rudner's sense of humor interesting.

65
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Overrated, Great staging, Absorbing
July 27th, 2019

See it if You're interested in understanding your subconscious racist attitudes. Do you think a black family could live in a middle class setting?

Don't see it if You don't want to figure out some of the play's ways of provoking your undercurrent racism. Who is really in the family is confusing.

70
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing
July 27th, 2019

See it if You enjoy wonderful singing and actors who are hoping to make a difference.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. The book fails to make the story important.

83
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
July 14th, 2019

See it if You are a big fan of the movie and want to see how it transfers to the stage. Hilarious, clever, great performances by Alex Brightman.et al.

Don't see it if You don't know about the movie, don't have a sense of humor and don't want to see a show about death.

76
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
July 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoyed the movie and want to see what Bway can do with it. Very familiar story of high school kids who don't always behave nicely.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care to see high school girls/boys behaving like you did.

88
Burn This
Midtown W
Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
July 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoy theater that surprises you from start to finish. The acting is superb and the characters engage your interest.

Don't see it if You don't care about personal relationship's ups and down.

82
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining
July 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoy a Bway musical with a winning story about how "right" can prevail. I love a happy ending...

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and have no empathy for students who don't get recognition for being who they are and who they love.

73
Relevant, Quirky, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever
July 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoy a show with a controversial subject. Heidi Schreck tells you about the scope of the constitution and its shortcomings.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that is more like Bway. This is almost a standup performance with a minimal cast and staging. Remains small.

82
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing
May 19th, 2019

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.

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
May 17th, 2019

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.

70
Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining
April 19th, 2019

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

89
During previews
Boesman and Lena
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant
February 9th, 2019

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.

86
During previews
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Relevant
February 6th, 2019

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.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant
February 6th, 2019

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
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Ambitious, Funny
February 6th, 2019

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.

73
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent
February 6th, 2019

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.

83
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent
February 5th, 2019

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.

93
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see
January 20th, 2019

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.

70
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious
December 17th, 2018

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.