Albee_Addict

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male
About:  Avid theatergoer, who tries to see just about everything. Work in the media and live near the Theater District.
Reviews (232)
74
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want a different take on a classic

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional Dracula

85
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Quirky, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like a very humorous family drama about love and need.

Don't see it if you are turned off by "foul" language or are not interested in stories of older people or families

92
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Resonant, Intense, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you can handle your classics being modernized both in staging and scope/view

Don't see it if you are expecting to see a traditional production or are not a fan of live video

91
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a fantastic cast performing an American classic about race and society

Don't see it if you aren't interested in military stories, whodunits or talk of race.

80
Sing Street
East Village
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the film or have a fondness for family dramas set in the 80s

Don't see it if you are expecting a spectacle; other than the actors playing instruments, there's not much here.

88
Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Intense, Epic

See it if you want to peek into the life of a Houston family at a time when they face some of the biggest challenges

Don't see it if you hate Southern plays or want a tidy, happy play

90
The Michaels
East Village
Slow, Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Nelson's slice-of-life plays and are interested in peaking into the world of a Hudson Valley family

Don't see it if you want a big story, don't like dance (or rather talk of dance) or want something with flash

97
During previews
Quirky, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see one of the most beautifully designed (costumes, set, etc) plays ever and are open to non traditional work

Don't see it if you are only interested in traditional plays or require men to be on the stage

85
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you can handle one-person shows that deal with subjects of race and religion and what it means to a communicty

Don't see it if you are looking for a plotted play that is in any way traditional

82
During previews
Resonant, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are open-minded and are interested in hearing stories about black women, even if they are tough.

Don't see it if you demand a traditional, narrative-driven story. There is a lot of story, but it is not all one

85
Soft Power
East Village
Quirky, Great singing, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you have a true open mind -- to not only what makes interesting theater but also to geopolitical ideas you may find unappealing

Don't see it if stories about people outside America disinterest you or you are looking for a traditional musical

83
Quirky, Great writing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you are open to seeing something that isn't a play but is equally entertaining

Don't see it if illusions are not your thing or if you can't get behind the premise of the show.

20
During previews
Quirky, Overrated, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in a children's show that attempts to make a point but doesn't actually get anywhere.

Don't see it if you are looking for a Broadway-level production -- singing, design, show all read children's theater

60
Sunday
Chelsea
Excruciating, Great acting, Cliched, Banal, Ambitious

See it if you want to see what a non-Millennial thinks Millennials are like.

Don't see it if you are interested in a realistic ideation of the life of an actual young person in NYC or if you hate awkward scene transitions

87
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Enchanting, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Williams or Tomei or want to see a nontraditional story told on the stage.

Don't see it if brevity is your saving grace or if accents make you uneasy.

73
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Epic, Ambitious, Slow, Great acting

See it if you can handle hours of history lessons presented by a number of very excellent actors.

Don't see it if you think history is a slog or are looking for something that has more action and less talk

90
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you are willing to have your idea of what theater can be challenged and are open to frank discussions of race

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with talk of sex or race or want a traditional evening at the theater.

98
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if epic tales of love, friendship and loss, especially among gays, is your idea of a great night at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like gay stories or you demand that theater show instead of tell (it's a lot of talking about action).

26
Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing, Great singing, Confusing

See it if You love Meatloaf’s and/or don’t care about a coherent or good plot.

Don't see it if You are looking for the spectacle seen in London or if you want something remotely meaningful.

81
Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love the movie or are a fan of modern pop music

Don't see it if jukebox musicals, spectacle or cheese is not really your idea of fun.

85
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of inventive adaptations that make you look at the original in a different light.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories revolving around LGBT life, religion or Africa.

90
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
Quirky, Edgy, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are looking for something different and posses an open mind. If you are of the Internet Age/are extremely online, you'll get it.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical, hate acapella, don't understand the internet terms, are averse to foul language/talk of sex or addiction.

55
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Slow, Great staging, Dated, Confusing

See it if you are a theatre completist or have a particular interest in unions or Tony Yazbeck.

Don't see it if you are easily bored. This is a bit of a slog and extremely dated and not particularly great musically.

85
Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You love a show with a heart and message, you love the music and are OK seeing amateurs (who could put some Broadway folks to shame).

Don't see it if Are adverse to race talk or if you have hearing difficulties — the acoustics in this auditorium could cause problems.

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63
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you love the movie and are OK with sexist, and at times tacky, regressive takes on issues of today. Also if you love Sara Stiles or Santino.

Don't see it if you are expecting a modern take on a pretty dated original work, especially in our current environment.

85
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Refreshing, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you are interested in a very modern take on a classic tragedy.

Don't see it if you want a massive spectacle or traditionally staged show that uses classic language.

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a light production of a now-classic

Don't see it if you are expecting a big show

75
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Relevant, Slow, Edgy, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you can handle a long-ish story focused on the declining mining industry and what it means for a town and two families

Don't see it if you are a fan of brevity or are not interested in industrial stories

90
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Ambitious, Profound, Great acting, Intense, Edgy

See it if you like a surprise and aren't afraid to confront the afterlife (or what may be the afterlife).

Don't see it if you are easily spooked or are not a fan of being talked at during a show.

80
Refreshing, Overrated, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love the score or want to hear a fantastic orchestra and three great leads

Don't see it if you want a full-scale production. This has a lot going for it, but is very sparse

81
Thought-provoking, Epic, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in thinking about life's big questions or like Eno's other work

Don't see it if you are easily confused or are uninterested in nontraditional theater/storytelling.

65
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love Morissette's music and want to hear an amazing rendition of You Outta Know

Don't see it if you like you musicals to be focused. This one is all over the place plot-wise

89
Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see one of the single-best performances of generations -- Warren IS Turner

Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals, don't like Tina Turner or can't handle stories of abuse.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if you are already familiar with the Macbeth story and are willing to forgive edits and being possibly confused by double casting

Don't see it if you want a flashy production or a classic version of this story.

90
Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love David Byrne

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic theater piece. This is more concert as performance art.

76
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great singing, Slow, Funny, Delightful

See it if you sense of humor includes liking things by Christopher Guest and you are open to non-serious adaptations of classics.

Don't see it if you hate puns or gags or are looking for a "serious" musical and are not willing to have your horizons stretched.

90
During previews
Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see three leads handle a classic while at the top of their games and supported by an excellent ensemble.

Don't see it if the show is not your favorite or you dislike any of the actors because they are there the whole time.

90
Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you are actual open to views that may differ from your own and are willing to sit in the dark and accept it

Don't see it if conservatism and/or Catholicism is a full turn off as subject matter

91
During previews
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an amazing actress showing you exactly what that means and are willing to talk about a show without giving too much away

Don't see it if life's big questions and questionable morality aren't your cup of tea.

85
Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you are in any way interested in freestyle and are open to loose 90-minute theater experience.

Don't see it if you demand structure, hate to let go of your phone, or aren't open to new experiences.

45
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you love 80s hair band music and enjoy fourth-grade humor

Don't see it if you you are looking for any substance

77
Slow, Dizzying, Great acting, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you are fans of either of the leads and are alright being confused for much of the play.

Don't see it if you need to be fully in-tune with the plot or need it to be linear.

85
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in the inherent ability of people to hurt each other and themselves or if you're interested in any of the actors or play

Don't see it if you expect spectacle or much of a set at all or don't like shows with little "action"

97
Fairview
Brooklyn
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like theater that makes you think and/or question things about yourself or others and you are OK if it is non-traditionally staged

Don't see it if you aren't open minded about discussions of race, don't want to question privilege you may have and are 100% adverse to participation

75
Make Believe
Midtown W
Resonant, Dizzying, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in family dramas, played out across generations and showing what effect parents have on children

Don't see it if you think children don't belong on the stage, are averse to cursing or don't care about plays dealing with trauma.

85
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Riveting, Quirky, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you don’t need a lot of context for what you are seeing and can handle Shakespeare’s dialogue.

Don't see it if You don’t know Macbeth that well, are not a fan of theater that doesn’t spell it al out for you

85
During previews
Riveting, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of family drama, especially the truly destructive kind; fantastic acting; and dark humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light and fun or if you are easily offended by foul language, full male nudity, or screaming and dispair.

60
Overrated, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love Burton-like aesthetics, a big spectacle, the movie, Leslie Kritzer or Alex Brightman.

Don't see it if you want particularly interesting songs or are turned off by humorous talk of death and foul language.

86
Ink
Midtown W
Quirky, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love plays about journalism, have an interest in the rise of populist media and/or the tabloid scene, especially in the U.K.

Don't see it if you have trouble with British accents/culture, are not interested in media or are uncomfortable with edgy language.

97
Romantic, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy folk-ish music, can handle a little repetition in songs, enjoy the love stories of Orpheus and Persephone or want to feel a show.

Don't see it if you not open to the music type, hate love stories, are expecting a traditional old-school song/dance musical.