Vivienne

The Bronx | Female
About:  Theatre teaching artist; actress/dancer-singer
Reviews (20)
79
Good sense of atmosphere created, Good acting, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if Obviously, if you're a Miller fan or interested in expanding your own knowledge of Miller's works.

Don't see it if You can't sit for an intermissionless show; or if a slower moving pace in a show won't hold your interest.

Also I have to say that the show does move slowly. Perhaps it's one of the ... Read more Read less

98
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Delightful, Brilliant music, Lovely vocals

See it if you know and love the musical theatre genius of Irving Berlin and the Lindsay/Crouses of the theatre world. See it if you need a lift.

Don't see it if Uh.....uh......can't think of any really good reason

Also The music is delightful and the vocals are equally fabulous. toe tappi... Read more Read less

80
Ambitious, Can see the thought process behind it, Needs a few more fleshing out moments

See it if You are interested in seeing new musicals that don't provide the typical musical dance "numbers."

Don't see it if You aren't willing to wait for the final dance to fully wrap up the ideas and story being told.

Also The final dance sequences make clearer the dance sequences in the firs... Read more Read less

72
For a previous production
Program is funnier, Pre-show stage set up funnier, Overly, overly broad acting, Little kids loved the slapstick, 2/3 of audience laughed

See it if Little kids loved the slapstick so I guess if you're a big kid and love slapstick, you'd like it.

Don't see it if Overly broad acting doesn't grab you. I must have been having an off day, because I didn't find it as funny as the little kids found it.

86
Funny, Historically informative, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You need a few laughs and need someone to prod you into action to save our Democracy

Don't see it if you're not a fan of one man shows or if you've already surrendered or if you think one man shows should draw the line at 1 hour and 1/2.

Also I was a little doubtful the first 10 minutes and thought it was just g... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Relevant, Mirror like discomforting

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare in the Park as a theatre venue and are ok w/ obvious references to trump & current affairs

Don't see it if you're a traditionalist that can't appreciate how the text supports current events or hate non-traditional casting

Also Yes, it's a little buffoonish at the start, but that only contributes ... Read more Read less

80
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great writing, Quirky, Unusual direction, Unusual production values, Irritating music

See it if Arthur Miller's great writing is never tiring no matter how many times you see/will see it.

Don't see it if annoying,inexplicable background music and unusual production values and direction mar your gut response to the show

100
During previews
Widowers' Houses
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're a Shaw fan and you like intelligent discussion.See the current Presidential candidates' views debated in 20th century costumes!

Don't see it if You don't want to face the mirror that is held up to mankind.

90
During previews
The Changeling
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Shakespearean like, Theatrically historical

See it if you're a theatre history fan

Don't see it if you've had enough venality in real life!

88
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Intelligent, Atmospheric, Well-directed, Scenic-detailed, Ambitious

See it if you love Zola's novels; if you want the chance to see Keira on stage rather than on screen; if you can get tickets in front mez, not back

Don't see it if you're annoyed at getting the point by mid act 2, so think the writing could be shortened; if your only choice is cramped upper mezz seats

95
During previews
Vilna
Midtown W
Excellent all around ensemble cast and technical elements, Straightforward and reflective of current political situations, Thought provoking

See it if you appreciate history and the importance of NOT repeating it. And if you appreciate good ensemble acting and well thought out technical.

Don't see it if If you are overwhelmed by the repression coming from our current Administration --

Also I am a war history buff so for me, this was important to see. And it w... Read more Read less

93
Wickedest Woman
Upper W Side
Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you are a champion of women's rights and are interested in the history of the movement for choice. See it if you appreciate story-theatre

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason why someone --even if they don't believe in contraception or abortion - wouldn't at least be interested in the

Also history of the medical issues involved here or in New York State histo... Read more Read less

100
Superlative in every way, Great ensemble acting/singling/dancing, Perfectly cast and beautifully sung, Direction, choreography,musical direction, staging and costuming absolutely on target, Delightful

See it if you like classic/elizabethan literature themes and characters given a 21st century musical twist - and given it brilliantly.

Don't see it if I cannot think of a reason to dislike anything about this show.

91
Always interesting, Questions resolved in time, Musically enlightening and enchanting

See it if you're an Anglophile and always want to see English theatre, are interested in theatre history, And if you want to hear amazing music

Don't see it if you're not willing to explore theatrical conventions that may be a little bewildering (at first)

Also Producers chose the right theatre for this piece - The Belasco forces ... Read more Read less

93
Still powerful, Genius lyrics/music, Wonderful performances, Great ensemble

See it if you loved the original and appreciate the genius of Schonberg & Boublil and want to see what is different about this revival.

Don't see it if no reason to NOT see. I gave it less than 100 as I had to adjust my thinking from the original and liked things in the original better

90
Resonant, Relevant, Intriguing choreography

See it if You need a cathartic cry after November 8th -- the day that will live in infamy.

Don't see it if you've still not recovered from November 8th and all its implications.

90
Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are an Amelia Bullmore fan (or a Brit drama/comedy fan in general,) and if you appreciate intelligently written dramady

Don't see it if the run continues in its present space: the chairs are EXCRUCIATING to sit on; or if you plan to see soon, bring yourself some cushions.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Two planks and a passion plus, Great writing

See it if true theatre is important to you

Don't see it if you're interested in fluff

100
Incident at Vichy
Midtown W

See it if if you are celebrating Miller's 100th ;andif you you want great writing, acting, and directing in a relevant work.

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

76
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Great staging, Unexpected

See it if You can appreciate unexpected things about thePeter Pan script in general.

Don't see it if you're tied to rigged flying instead of choreographed "flying," or if a morose Barrie just doesn't seem magical enough.