Adina J.

Mahwah | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (79)
96
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
July 4th, 2022

See it if you like Sondheim, you want a new take on an old story, you like understand what it's like to be single when your friends aren't.

Don't see it if you like linear stories, you don't like updated revivals, you don't like sondheim

92
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
July 4th, 2022

See it if you like short shows featuring all women, you want a new take on a historical story, you like shorter shows

Don't see it if you want a linear plot, you don't like when they break the fourth wall, or want a true telling of a historical event

82
Indulgent, Great singing, Dated, Entertaining, Delightful
July 4th, 2022

See it if you like by the book revivals of classic musicals; if you saw the movie and liked it. Also see it if Max Clayton is on as Harold Hill!

Don't see it if you can't get a decently priced ticket, you like new and experimental, you want something updated.

96
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
July 4th, 2022

See it if you've ever had a "literary crush," you like reading, you have ever felt like an outcast

Don't see it if you want golden age, or experimental. you don't like it when actors play multiple roles.

68
During previews
The Patsy
Lower E Side
Great acting, Quirky, Dated, Confusing, Clever
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You like shows with one actor playing multiple roles, family dynamics, old-fashioned stories

Don't see it if You like modern shows or ones where the emotion is the main point

78
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
February 25th, 2022

See it if You like character-driven pieces

Don't see it if You want a riotous show that brings the laughs

52
BAROCOCO (2022)
Midtown E
Clever, Confusing, Slow, Quirky, Banal
February 13th, 2022

See it if you like abstract pieces, period pieces, characters without plots

Don't see it if you like an actual plot, characters with specific motivations, or if you want thought-provoking, dramatic stories

94
Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 9th, 2021

See it if Classic sondheim score with brilliant staging. Something different.

Don't see it if You don't like innovative shows or productions

86
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 17th, 2021

See it if A Menken and Ashman classic. You know this story, you love it. Borle is a great character actor of our generation; a gift.

Don't see it if if you're looking for a new take on an old classic, this isn't it. This is the Little Shop your parents (or older siblings) grew up on.

92
Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
November 17th, 2021

See it if This show is fun, hilarious, and clever. The characters are relatable and engaging. You know a Regina, you know these writers.

Don't see it if If you only like serious shows or need every show to have a message, this show isn't for you.

88
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great staging, Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining
March 12th, 2020

See it if You like 80s music, shows that don't take themselves too seriously, fun

Don't see it if You don't like shows that break the fourth wall, you like serious shows only

88
Masterful, Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting
May 2nd, 2019

See it if You want to see masterful storytelling through movement, song, and staging. If you are already familiar with and enjoy Greek mythology.

Don't see it if You want a fun musical that leaves you feeling happy, you want people in bright costumes smiling onstage.

75
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Weird, Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing
May 2nd, 2019

See it if You like the actors, you like small plays that don't have a direct narrative, you don't mind jumping around in time.

Don't see it if you like a clear plot and characters you can relate to. If you don't like strange storytelling, stay away.

85
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Great writing
January 31st, 2019

See it if you like family dramas, thought-provoking pieces, and relationships.

Don't see it if you only like big spectacles or comedies.

89
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Clever, Dizzying, Riveting, Masterful, Indulgent
December 6th, 2018

See it if you like mysteries and intimate settings

Don't see it if you only like big specatacles or deep plays

96
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing
December 6th, 2018

See it if you like a fun romp with amazing singers and dancers.

Don't see it if you don't like the go-gos

76
Great acting, Slow, Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
December 6th, 2018

See it if you have ever had to deal with a close family member getting older and losing their sense of self.

Don't see it if you want something more fast-paced

94
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Enchanting
December 6th, 2018

See it if you like shows about families, especially the non-traditional kind.

Don't see it if you are homophobic and not open-minded.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Great singing
December 6th, 2018

See it if you haven't experienced this classic or you haven't seen it in 20 years.

Don't see it if you don't like operatic music or you prefer modern musicals.

89
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful
December 6th, 2018

See it if you enjoy good acting, singing, and a dramatic telling of a true story. Also if you like the Four Seasons music.

Don't see it if you don't like Frankie Valli or the Four Seasons, you don't like jukebox musicals.

100
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky
August 16th, 2018

See it if even if you didn't like the cartoon, this is a FUN show. The staging is incredible and the plot keeps you entertained.

Don't see it if You like serious plays only or you don't like fun. If you're expecting something thought-provoking, stay away.

86
Dated, Great staging, Great dancing
August 16th, 2018

See it if You like classic R&H musicals, you like the score, you love great dancing/ballet.

Don't see it if You like shows with a modern feminist outlook. If you have a problem with abuse, stay away.

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
August 16th, 2018

See it if You liked the original movie, you like musicals about teenagers, you like the "dark comedy" genre, you knew mean girls in high school.

Don't see it if You want something quiet and thought-provoking.

92
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing
August 16th, 2018

See it if You liked the original movie, you're a fan of fun musicals, or you like stories of overcoming-odds.

Don't see it if You hated the original movie, you don't like musicals, you're expecting something different.

78
Ambitious, Cliched, Fluffy, Funny
August 16th, 2018

See it if You want a fluffy, fun musical about grownups with a predictable ending.

Don't see it if You're expecting to be riveted, or looking for something deep.

95
Clever, Great staging, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing
April 23rd, 2018

See it if you like different staging, immersive shows, good music

Don't see it if you don't like any romance, you want a tied-up happy ending

82
Enchanting, Great acting, Slow
April 23rd, 2018

See it if you want a feel-good story about unexpected friendships.

Don't see it if you like your musicals to be big spectacles or catchy tunes.

70
Party Face
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Quirky, Intimate, Relatable
March 6th, 2018

See it if you enjoy Hayley Mills' work, you like plays with a small cast in an intimate space.

Don't see it if you are expecting a roaring good time. This is a quieter comedy, more about finding the humor in everyday family situations.

Also It's a little slow-moving and there isn't much in the way of plot.

55
Dated, Disappointing, Slow
October 29th, 2017

See it if you like period pieces or family dramas, you don't mind slow-moving pieces.

Don't see it if you want something riveting, fast-paced, or relevant.

89
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful
September 27th, 2017

See it if you are a fan of Broadway in general, or the shows that Hal Prince produced in particular.

Don't see it if you prefer a linear story with entertaining singing and dancing.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky
September 27th, 2017

See it if you like South Park, you want to see a funny, fluffy show.

Don't see it if you're easily offended, especially when it comes to religion.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing
September 27th, 2017

See it if you want an immersive experience, you want clever lyrics with good acting & singing.

Don't see it if you want a classic staging, you don't like Sondheim, or you get easily triggered by violence.

88
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Fluffy
September 27th, 2017

See it if you want to see Bette Midler do her shtick, you enjoy classic musicals, you like big costumes and numbers. Gavin Creel is a delight!

Don't see it if you want something new, clever, or thought-provoking.

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing
September 27th, 2017

See it if you liked the movie, you like puppetry, you have children to bring.

Don't see it if you want a new telling of the story you know. It's basically a live action version of the movie.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Dizzying, Funny, Indulgent
September 27th, 2017

See it if you like slapstick, sight gags, a combo of Clue and Noises Off.

Don't see it if you want a clever, intelligent show, or jokes that stay with you.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Riveting, Refreshing
September 27th, 2017

See it if you want to see a truly heartwarming original story, you like true stories.

Don't see it if you have a problem with actors playing multiple roles, you want powerhouse leads, or you have 9/11 triggers.

86
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting
July 31st, 2017

See it if you like dark comedies and think-pieces. You like intelligent plays and great acting.

Don't see it if you only like fluffy roaring comedies or super serious dramas. This is somewhere in the middle.

88
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
June 26th, 2017

See it if you like family dramas, plays set in the 1960s, strong characters.

Don't see it if you are anti-LGBT, you like contemporary plays only, you are sensitive to loud noises.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Jewish, Absorbing
June 26th, 2017

See it if you have a history of Jewish culture, you like history of people/literature, you are okay with actors playing multiple parts.

Don't see it if you are looking for a raucous good time, you have no idea of what happened in Europe during the 30s/40s or you want a linear timeline.

93
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Entertaining
June 15th, 2017

See it if you like the 1997 animated film but are open to new interpretations, you want a delightful show.

Don't see it if you don't want to think about Communist Russia and you would miss the sorcery of the 1997 movie.

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining
June 15th, 2017

See it if you love Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersole. If you like history, particularly of makeup/sales.

Don't see it if you couldn't care less about makeup or history and you don't want to see masters at work.

78
Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky, Great acting, Funny
June 15th, 2017

See it if you like the story but don't take the Gene Wilder movie as gospel. You're open to new interpretations and keep an open mind.

Don't see it if you're too attached to the original movie, you're expecting fabulous sets, or you can't use your imagination.

98
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant
June 15th, 2017

See it if you like original material, fabulous dancing, A+ acting; Corey Cott or Laura Osnes, or clever staging; relevant stories.

Don't see it if You only like contemporary pieces, you don't like shows that have a message, or you want only tap dancing from choreography.

90
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
June 15th, 2017

See it if you were a fan of the Bill Murray movie, you like clever staging and transitions, you want a good time.

Don't see it if you want a *very serious* musical or you're a hardcore original source material with no adaptation allowed.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Ambitious
April 17th, 2017

See it if you enjoy kids, fun, rock music, and underdog themes.

Don't see it if you enjoy more traditional show tunes or adult musicals.

93
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Great singing, Great staging
April 17th, 2017

See it if you like the original Disney movie and family-friendly musicals.You like big spectacle musicals.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more thought-provoking and less spectacular.

94
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Indulgent, Delightful
April 17th, 2017

See it if you like the music of Gloria Estefan and want to see a dramatization of her story.

Don't see it if You don't like latin music or biopics.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing
April 17th, 2017

See it if you liked the movie or you like a female protagonist.

Don't see it if you are triggered by domestic violence

92
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy
April 17th, 2017

See it if you like Harry Potter but don't take it too seriously.

Don't see it if you don't like parodies or HP.

80
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great staging
April 17th, 2017

See it if you are Jewish and/or have a complex family dynamic.

Don't see it if you want an ending that ties up the plot.