adith1801

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male
About:  Don't study it unless you're ready to be skeptical, mumbling to yourself in the darkness when something wasn't right, and only gently nodding if you see something mildly exciting that the audience next to you felt that it was exhilarating. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (182)
100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy a brutal and raw narrative of addiction and human struggle

Don't see it if those imagery disturbs you already

Also gotta see it twice cause i just really likeit a lot

66
Office Hour
East Village
Clever, Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if a challenging narrative on gun control excites you

Don't see it if jumpy timeline and non-linear plot scares you more than guns

81
Clever, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant, Profound

See it if you enjoy a poetic writing ala Stephen Adly Guirgis

Don't see it if you prefer a fluffy play

70
Smart, Tactical, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the quirky avant-garde work from ERS and dont mind teleprompter for Shakespeare

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional Shakespearean staging

90
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy an expressionist, somewhat Wedekind-style cabaret performance at point with a strong poetic narrative

Don't see it if you like the last production's staging and/or prefer a more extravagant Taymor staging than her expressionist take.

81
Great writing, Clever, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a biographical story with a powerful narrative about aging

Don't see it if you prefer a more fluffy interpretation and true peter pan relevance.

77
During previews
Squeamish
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Eerie

See it if you're into a one-woman show with a story-telling style

Don't see it if you prefer a more dramatic convention

63
During previews
Entertaining, Okay, Quirky, Slow

See it if the idea of stripped down staging of Shakespeare works for you

Don't see it if you prefer more musical style like Public Works' production or an appreciation for the full text of As You Like It (e.g Touchstone monologue

70
Banal, Great staging, Slow, Resonant

See it if you enjoy Parks' canon of social justice and political theater

Don't see it if you prefer not to be confronted with real life issue on stage

58
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Confusing, Dated, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you feel like seeing it

Don't see it if you'd prefer a plot that has more resonant or a smarter writing about family drama

84
Assassins
Midtown W
Great casting, Relevant, Clever, Edgy

See it if you're a sondheim fan, you like a political-fueled musical

Don't see it if you prefer a full staging instead of a concert presentation

90
For a previous production
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you enjoy Kushner and writing about AIDS Crisis and can stand 7.5 hours of political theater

Don't see it if you cant afford it. hopefully Bway pricing wont be too insane.

Also Lee Pace is HORRENDOUS. Possibly the weakest link and what ruined this... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Enchanting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you are hesistant to see Shakespeare, this is a well interpreted work with great casts that know how to deliver the material

Don't see it if you prefer to see Ashford and Burstein to do musical theater works only.

82
During previews
Clever, Masterful, Profound, Great staging

See it if you fancy the idea of stripped down Hamlet, and a modern comic take on the material

Don't see it if you cant stand 3.5 hours in a theater

75
Smart, Great staging, Masterful, Delightful

See it if a fresh take on a masterful American play is always enthralling for you

Don't see it if you dont enjoy the casts

77
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Interesting

See it if you'd like to explore the backstage of Claire Tow and always wonder about the element of superstition in theater

Don't see it if you prefer to sit down during the show

47
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Fluffy, Overrated, Lazy, Disappointing

See it if you're out of town visitor who have seen Phantom and Lion King and have no idea what else to see.

Don't see it if you appreciate the artistry of scenic design in theater and actually love the movie.

Also biggest disappointment of the season.

80
Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Intense, Clever

See it if a domestic Chekhovian drama sets in America attracts you. Also, both Linney and Nixon are a good enough reason to see this play.

Don't see it if you're on an anti period drama phase

85
During previews
Profound, Relevant, Intelligent, Edgy, Epic

See it if you've been waiting for Oskar Eustis to finally dragged himself to direct a show and put a Brechtian approach to Shakespeare

Don't see it if you're not into a sensitive timely political piece of work

75
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Dizzying, Interesting staging

See it if you wouldnt mind a down-sized Sondheim musical

Don't see it if you'd prefer the common musical staging of this rarely stage Sondheim

70
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if listening to a tune of 50s Broadway is what you do on a regular basis and wishing to hear them performed live

Don't see it if sexist, racist jokes of the fifties repulse you

78
Entertaining, Great writing, Resonant, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a star-laden production of a classic Miller and Danny DeVito is really charming in this production

Don't see it if Mark Ruffalo isn't on.. His understudy was disappointing and cant carry the show.

85
Great staging, Clever, Entertaining, Intense, Immersive

See it if you love an intimate staging of a sondheim work and having actors shouted their lines in front of your face

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with a site specific staging and non-traditional theater space

77
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Slow

See it if you like to hear gay history and its progress through the years on a very didactic script

Don't see it if you prefer a fluff, entertaining play on the gay experience

70
Amelie
Midtown W
Cute, Great staging, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Philippa on stage and enjoy an absurd and quirky staging.

Don't see it if you expect catchy, memorable songs and actually a huge fan of the movie.

Also Philippa needs to do a real Soprano role, if she continues with her me... Read more Read less

61
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Banal, Disappointing, Edgy, So-so

See it if you enjoy a fluffy play and futuristic utopian imagining

Don't see it if you dislike claustrophobic stage

72
Junk
Upper W Side
Resonant, Overly smart, Ambitious, Epic

See it if you like a stylish and tactical play with mediocre staging

Don't see it if you prefer not to think when seeing a play

88
Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy a truthful narrative of emotional Gay experience beyond AIDS on stage.

Don't see it if you prefer a stereotypical gay play

80
Funny, Masterful, Intelligent, Clever, Niche

See it if you understand all Harry Potter references both movies and books

Don't see it if you have not read or see Harry Potter in its entirety

65
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Insipid, Funny, Entertaining, Nothing much

See it if you wanna be entertained, but dont care about meaning.

Don't see it if you enjoy a more provocative theater

68
Delightful, Fluffy, Quirky, Slow

See it if you wanted to see a cast of pretty talented actors

Don't see it if you prefer a more interesting plot about time

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy a smart play that likes to create a dialogue with itself

Don't see it if you arent familiar with all three characters as there were minimal groundings about their backgrounds for you to understand the plot

75
During previews
KPOP
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Low budget

See it if you're not overwhelmed by the KPop sound and the aesthetics of it and you enjoy immersive experience that may or may not be theatrical

Don't see it if you refuse to walk around during a show and expect a glamorous,higher budget scale of a production

86
Absorbing, Epic, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you love a profound and powerful piece of work and Brecht's Epic theater

Don't see it if you prefer a more indulgence in theater

60
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Bad casting, Disappointing, Meh, Overrated

See it if you enjoy revue presentation with no specific plot and poor castings

Don't see it if you actually appreciate Hal Prince work and his collaborators

75
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Great writing, Intelligent, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a women-centric play and appreciate women theater maker (written, directed and starred by women)

Don't see it if you like a linear plot with a clear direction on where the show would go.

80
Clever, Exquisite, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you'd wanna see a refreshing take of an American classic in a completely different manner and conventions

Don't see it if you have always loved the naturalistic approach of Miller's play

70
Great staging, Quirky, Slow, Non linear

See it if you follow Williams play and would like to see his take on Avant Garde theater a la Beckett

Don't see it if you prefer his linear plot style of writing with resolution and conflict etc.

80
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are familiar with the plot and scenes and dont mind seeing that translated on stage

Don't see it if you'd like a fun, entertaining night-out on Broadway.

Also Also, speaking of the greatest scene change on Broadway!

60
Banal, Confusing, Ambitious, Slow, Refreshing

See it if you'd like to see -for a change, a big black ingenue take over the stage of an American musical. it's great, but the plot fell through

Don't see it if a strong plot with great staging is what you're looking for

80
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like a musical that develops over the course of contemporary matters

Don't see it if you;re expecting Sesame Street or The Muppets

92
Great staging, Hilarious, Nostalgic, Entertaining

See it if you have a taste of a 65-yo gay man (like I do) for a musical and ready to poop rainbow at the end of the night

Don't see it if the idea of star-centered show repulse you

Also Both Middler and Murphy are equally GREAT! ... Read more Read less

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a piece that debates with itself through a provoking series of arguments.

Don't see it if you glorified Ibsen's take on feminism

93
Venus
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Epic

See it if you like a provocative staging of Brechtian epic theater with a contemporary material

Don't see it if I really dont see why.. unless you prefer a happy-go-lucky musical

85
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a farcical fun theater

Don't see it if you expect a masterful Meyerhold staging. This is a great and fun adaptation to be taken very un-seriously.

92
Sweat
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you like a blue-collar oriented, smart and well-written play with a highly-politicized contemporary theme.

Don't see it if you need to be entertained at the theater and not provoked or be forced to think

68
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if a British farce is kinda your thing

Don't see it if a British farce is not your thing

90
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Clever, Great staging, Epic, Masterful

See it if you enjoy a modern take of confrontational Brechtian epic theater with heavy political theme

Don't see it if you're not a fan of politics on stage and prefer a naturalistic stagecraft

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Gay, Very gay, Epic, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if the Wicked feud-ish plot excites you and the two leading ladies are the reason you love Theater

Don't see it if you cant stand Patti's obnoxious beltings, cause there are a lot of them and they're wonderful

77
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy backstage (somewhat) musical. Lots of songs and actual performances instead of just a straight play.

Don't see it if you expect a straight play and is often confused by subtitle projected on stage.