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My Life on a Diet (NJ)

From 17 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

About the show

George Street Playhouse presents Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renée Taylor's solo show, where she looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets. More…

From the show:

Called “fascinating, lighthearted and spicy” by the New York Times, this hilarious comedy stars the Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award winning writer and actress Renée Taylor, known for her recurring role on television’s "The Nanny." In this acclaimed show, she looks back on a life full of memorable roles in Hollywood and on Broadway, and just as many fad diets, all while dishing juicy anecdotes about legends like Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, and Barbra Streisand.


Member Reviews (17)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
80
Avg Score

77
Better than most autobiographical solos, Funny, Entertaining

See it if A talented actress doing a reading of her memoir without self pity appeals to you

Don't see it if you want the theater that you pay for to be more than a reading

Also All in all, an enjoyable night. Taylor avoids most of the pitfalls of ... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Great writing, Delightful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want to treat yourself to seeing a comedy legend tell her sweet story... found it touching and sweet. She's amazing!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy a light of theater - and do not have an ounce of sentimentality to see a memoir performed by a legend in her mid 80's...

70
Entertaining

See it if you're old and want to hear Ms. Taylor talk about her old day.

Don't see it if you are looking for a true play with drama, or something musical.

Also Pleasant enough, but little more.

78
Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if enjoy tales of hollywood - enjoy stand up comedy (albeit more old fashioned than up to date) - enjoy a laugh - you're a fan of renee

Don't see it if looking for up-to-date contemporary comedy - looking for a deep meaning of life drama - looking for acting depth

78
Enjoyable, Interesting, Pleasant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy hearing first-person stories from the history of hollywood told in an entertaining and humorous fashion.

Don't see it if You are looking for a full-fledged production rather than a humorous memoir read aloud. We enjoyed it but didn't think it great theater.

82
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Delightful

See it if Renee Taylor was a delight. The show was funny, touching, surprisingly interesting. It was delightful and entertaining.

Don't see it if You aren’t looking for something uncomplicated

100
Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you grew up in the 40s and 50s and enjoy feeling nostalgic, you enjoy seeing, in the flesh, a personality you know from movies and tv

Don't see it if you grew up after 1990 unless you are drawn to older movies and tv, you have no patience for hearing a charming personality's memories

84
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if If you are interested in the life of Renee Tailor who if not a well know actress but has done so much for the arts

Don't see it if If you are not interested in a one woman show about Rene Tailor that is very entertaining and delightfully done

80
Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love comedy and Renee Taylor. At 86 years old, she is still a joy to see. She makes you laugh if you can relate to her many diets!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy a one-woman show about the many frustrations of losing weight. Might wear THIN (no pun intended!!)

Also The George Street Playhouse has been totally renovated and is a lovely... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if Renee Taylor has had a front row seat to silver screen Hollywood knowing Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Streisand, Perry Como, Lee Strasberg...

Don't see it if Renee’s life has been affected by weight and struggles loosing it, but the show is equally about silver screen Hollywood-not just diet jokes

80
Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like a show with a lot of laughs and some heartwarming/touching moments.

Don't see it if you don't like autobiographical or one-woman shows.

75
Slow, Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if Thought provoking! Makes you judge the human existence.

Don't see it if Graphic and are sensitive

84
Absorbing, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoy hearing a Hollywood memoir & laugh through the entire show

Don't see it if You don’t care for one person performances

86
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like comedy and people talking about their life.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh

11
Dated, Slow, Overrated, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if If you really have nothing else to do.

Don't see it if The text maybe was good but the sound system did not work well. The actress is well passed her prime and she could not deliver anything.

94
Relevant, Must see, Clever, Entertaining

See it if This woman is epic!...a prolific 65 year career in show business...as writer,performer,director and eater, so many funny stories.

Don't see it if You need movement and dancing.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if See it you love Renée Taylor and stories from the grand old days of Hollywood.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you're not prepared to laugh!


December 2nd, 2019
"Renée Taylor in 'MY LIFE ON A DIET' at GSP is Engaging and Entertaining"
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November 26th, 2019
"‘My Life on a Diet’ is a live memoir wrapped in surprising charm in New Brunswick: review"
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December 10th, 2019
"A Concise History of Diets through Life and a Lot of Show Biz Spice"
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November 29th, 2019
"Renee Taylor’s ‘My Life on a Diet’ is really more about a life in showbiz"
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