Featured Member Reviews: Critics' Picks

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Jul 26, 2016

Every Tuesday and Friday, we're turning the spotlight on some of our favorite member reviews. Here are our favorite member reviews of the week of NY Times Critics' Picks, shows like "Hamilton, "Sense & Sensibility," and "The Humans!"

No paper looms quite as large on the New York's theatrical scene than the Grey Lady herself, The New York Times. Today we're looking at your takes on some of the Times's current favorites!

  • Agree with the member reviews? Think the Times got it right or wrong? Leave your thoughts in the comments!
  • And remember, if you like a member review, make sure to follow the member so you can get more of their insight on shows you might enjoy!

Brittany T gave Hamilton a 100

100
Edgy, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Original, Absorbing
July 21st, 2016

See it if You love a story told unbelievably well. Staging and lighting that will make you feel included in the narrative. Lastly, characterization

Don't see it if If you get thrown off by musical theatre infused with hip hop or rap. You like a slower paced show.


Barbara Kempe gave Sense & Sensibility a 80

80
Romantic, Great acting, Dated, Clever
July 25th, 2016

See it if You love Jane Austen and/or this story and you would enjoy seeing it done in a new, original way.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with the story and easily bored or confused, or you don't like content with a bit of an "old-fashioned" feel.


Benjamin A gave The Humans a 81

81
Engaging, Great writing, Great acting
July 23rd, 2016

See it if you've never experienced real, theatrical dread before. There are moments where the sense of unease seems to seep in every corner.

Don't see it if A family drama on Thanksgiving is not interesting or fun to you.


John Francis gave White Rabbit Red Rabbit a 65

65
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever
July 19th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of the actor reading the script that evening and are looking to see them candid and uncensored.

Don't see it if you're expecting a great play. The evening doesn't really rise above "clever" and "interesting". The script could have gone much deeper.


Gabriel S gave Fun Home a 90

90
Intense, Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking, Resonant
July 25th, 2016

See it if ...you've ever struggled to understand your parents, and why you grew up the way you did. A universal tale.

Don't see it if ...you're looking for easy answers. This family, like all families, is complex and nuanced.


Gilbert D. gave Hadestown a 80

80
Original, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious
July 23rd, 2016

See it if You like new works, you like the writer, you want to see creative staging and love theatre that created an environment.

Don't see it if You want a theatrical piece full of drama, you don't like folk music, you don't like contemporary theatre you want a musical structured show


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