Allison 8227

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Pursuing my goal of seeing one Broadway show a month. I love theater architecture just as much as I love show architecture. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (29)
77
During previews
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow in anything.

Don't see it if you expect to see a show with similar depth and character development as Doll House Part 2.

Also I really wanted to enjoy this play, especially because it was billed a... Read more Read less

72
Operating Systems
Lower E Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in a topical modern story about gender, lgbtq, #metoo challenges in a modern workplace.

Don't see it if if you are triggered by #metoo stories.

Also If the story feels flat and predictable with limited character develop... Read more Read less

89
Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy fun, quirky romantic musical comedies.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fun, quirky romantic musical comedies.

Also Such a fun show and love that it incorporated "bashert" into the story... Read more Read less

95
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Profound

See it if you want to be amazed by the epic performances and staging of this show. Bryan Cranston and Tony Goldwyn are dazzling.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being confronted with the realities of news organizations and how they project the truth they want to tell.

Also This show is brilliant and so ambitious there were moments I felt out ... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love Mike Birbiglia. Even if you've never seen Mike Birbiglia's previous specials (like me) you should still see this show.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh while also thinking deeply about love, struggle, and identity.

Also I have so much respect for Mike Birbiglia as a performer and a human b... Read more Read less

54
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if you are interested in seeing a story unfold about what it may have been like to be a Vietnam protester.

Don't see it if you're not interested in exploring a story of Vietnam protesters that may or may not be an accurate reflection of what it was really like.

Also I honestly didn't get it. This was my first off-Broadway show. Perhaps... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you're interested in learning about behind-the-scenes production stories from the producers of Come From Away.

Don't see it if you will feel uncomfortable potentially listening to others share their stories of 9/11.

89
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you're interested in a thought-provoking play about the timely and urgent topic of fact vs. fiction in reporting.

Don't see it if you're most interested in flashy musicals about fluffy topics. Lifespan of a Fact is an ambitious play that can feel quite dense at times.

Also I loved this play. The three actors worked beautifully together and de... Read more Read less

70
Dated, Fluffy, Cliched, Indulgent, Romantic

See it if you like a fun fluffy musical adaptation of a 90s movie and don't mind that it lacks substance.

Don't see it if you have a Hulu subscription. You can just watch the movie there for less money.

Also The songs were OK. I wish I Can't Go Back didn't directly reference pr... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you want to see the most spectacular stage production ever and you love clever integration of new pop songs into a show.

Don't see it if you don't like dizzying, frantic, energetic shows. This show did not stop to take a breath for 3 whole hours.

70
Overrated, Dizzying, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a show that is weirdly funny and makes you a little uncomfortable. In some ways I get the hype.

Don't see it if you want to see a fresh story. I feel like this show is played out by now.

80
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you love shows with dreamy scenery, music, and dancing. I felt transported to the shores of Maine and the ballet scenes were stunning.

Don't see it if you are offended by the 1940s treatment of women. This is a period piece that doesn't translate to modern society's views on women.

100
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you love the music of Sara Bareilles and witty humor. I saw it with Sara Bareilles and Katharine McPhee - Sara was by far the best Jenna.

Don't see it if you don't want to have a subtly raunchy good time.

90
Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you want a fun time with classic upbeat music and a story of an inspirational song writer.

Don't see it if you don't want to have a fun time.

50
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Cliched, Great singing, Slow, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you loved the magic carpet scene from the movie. I'd say it was the one special effect that this show did well.

Don't see it if you like shows with seamless special effects that feel magical. Most of the effects in this show were basic and distracting from the story.

92
Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see a classic American novel adapted to stage in a meaningful, thoughtful, innovative way.

Don't see it if you are a TKAMB purist who will be offended by Sorkin's liberties with the screenplay.

Also It was a bit distracting in the courtroom scene that they had chairs f... Read more Read less

51
Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched, Banal

See it if you choose a show because everyone else has seen it and is talking about it.

Don't see it if you want to see a show that thoughtfully deals with mental illness.

Also Having seen the show in 2019, I saw it well beyond the Ben Platt hype.... Read more Read less

100
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you want to learn more about various business aspects of Broadway. I was impressed with the various guests Jessica secured from all facets.

Don't see it if you're not interested in engaging conversations with people who have meaningful experience in the industry.

51
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Edgy, Dated

See it if you're interested in a story of an important milestone in Scottish LGBTQ history and have an open-mind for non-traditional storytelling.

Don't see it if you like straightforward storytelling that's easy to follow.

Also I left the show having no idea what I just watched. I had to read seve... Read more Read less

68
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, Intense, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of Harvey Fierstein and Michael Urie, interested in LGTBQ themes, and can sit through a long play.

Don't see it if you are not interested in exploring LGTBQ themes or get restless during long shows with dense dialogue.

Also I struggled with this show. The acting was so incredibly beautiful, bu... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you are interested in theater history and architecture.

Don't see it if you are unable to stand/walk/climb stairs for over an hour.

Also This tour was AMAZING. It felt just like being in a real life episode ... Read more Read less

86
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you love theater history and are particularly interested in learning about the personalities behind the performances.

Don't see it if you are not interested in stories of Broadway history.

91
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Ambitious, Intelligent, Funny

See it if you are interested in a heartwarming story about humanity pulling together during a time of great trauma that happens to take place on 9/11.

Don't see it if you are not interested or able to experience a story that happens on 9/11.

Also We all have our stories about how our lives changed that day. Everyone... Read more Read less

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you like catchy songs that will stick in your head and a story that won't.

Don't see it if you're afraid it will make you miss Chenoweth and Menzel because it will. I regret not seeing it with them. Feel like it's tired now.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to have a hauntingly gorgeous experience. The best Broadway staging I've ever seen. The effects were so smooth and breathtaking.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an epic Broadway classic.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you love powerful love stories. So sad this show closed. It's a universal love story. Sometimes I watch the movie when I miss this play.

Don't see it if you don't want to leave a show with goosebumps.

0
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you like superficial, corny music and don't care about an engaging story plot. And if you like being around drunken bachelorette groups.

Don't see it if you like musicals with songs that move the plot along and make you feel deep meaningful emotions.

25
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you want to be disappointed that the show doesn't follow the movie and they don't sing At the Beginning.

Don't see it if Anastasia is one of your favorite childhood movies; this show does not live up to those memories.

50
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great singing, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you like loud frantic energy in a show.

Don't see it if you want to see a memorable performance.