Featured Member Reviews: Critics' Picks

Show-Score | By Ryan McCarthy | Nov 28, 2016

Every Tuesday 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, including reviews of "The Great Comet," "Sell/Buy/Date," and "Oh, Hello."

No paper looms quite as large on 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' 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!




JasonBKLYN gave Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes a 75

75
Delightful, Fluffy, Indulgent, Entertaining, Great staging
November 22nd, 2016

See it if You enjoy your holiday celebration with sparkles, high kicks & lots of extravagance! A real New York must see during the month of December!

Don't see it if You are not up for the tourist crowd. Go with patience in mind. The show can get a little silly when it's not all about the Rockettes.


SardisTable7 gave Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 a 92

92
Refreshing, Great staging, Ambitious
November 22nd, 2016

See it if You want to experience a party like no other. Brilliant staging and engaging performances makes you feel swept away like a Gypsy bride.

Don't see it if You have no sense of adventure and only enjoy very traditional theatre.


andytgerm gave Oh, Hello on Broadway a 95

95
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Raunchy, Hilarious
November 23rd, 2016

See it if you need a laugh. The joke density is truly astronomical and there's certainly something you'll find to amuse.

Don't see it if you're the type to worry your performance is different from others. Improvisation and a special guest mean there are variables.


Show Addict gave The Encounter a 95

95
Resonant, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Thought-provoking
November 28th, 2016

See it if You love good storytelling and/or amazing audio design. Also if you want a very different, personal theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You want to let the actors do all the work to entertain you, you need a lot of visual stimulation, or can't sit still for 2hrs.


Twocents gave Sell/Buy/Date a 95

95
Masterful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious
November 28th, 2016

See it if you can at least tolerate one person shows. Masterful. Like a pool pro running the table. Show is moving soon. Just go.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional cast and dialogue experience. Perhaps five minutes too long. One predictable punch line.


Lisa D 6091 gave Notes From the Field a 85

85
Relevant, Intense, Ambitious
November 25th, 2016

See it if You appreciate one-woman original shows with an extremely talent actress playing several roles AND you like current events depicted onstage.

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


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