Allison MK

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (33)
79
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of any of the leads, are interested in plays based on unconventional true stories

Don't see it if you are only going to see one play on Broadway this season

Also The first half was really well-paced and entertaining but the second h... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you haven't seen a staged production of this classic play. I hadn't, and I'm glad that I did!

Don't see it if you can't sit through 2 hours with no intermission.

Also Spoiler alert, there are actors sitting in the audience and if you get... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are familiar with the source material, a fan of the cast, a feminist

Don't see it if you prefer action and exposition over monologues and character development

69
Ambitious, Dated, Intense, Riveting

See it if you are already a fan of the show or are a completest.

Don't see it if you prefer subtler or quieter shows, are prudish, or are triggered by abuse and violence towards women.

Also I did not see the original and was curious to see one of the biggest h... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to support a female playwright and director, or want to see a timely new play that has a lot to say about the state of the countr

Don't see it if you shy away from political plays.

Also while some of the dialogue comes off as a bit lecture-y, I'd argue tha... Read more Read less

99
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of the show and want to see a creative take on it, or if you haven't seen it before but have always wanted to!

Don't see it if you don't like immersive theatrical experiences where actors may be up in your face

Also I think where you sit matters a lot. Shout out to row F!

83
Candide
Upper W Side
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you like funny and weird

Don't see it if you're easily offended or don't like work based on dated or weird material

65
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Dated, Funny, Cliched, Banal, Entertaining

See it if you are from or have ties to Long Island, or if you're a fan of any of the actors

Don't see it if you don't like characters that are cliches or plays where the lead role talks directly to the audience

82
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Dated

See it if you love Sutton Foster

Don't see it if you want something that feels fresh or modern

95
Falsettos
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Refreshing, Great acting

See it if you like any or all of the cast members. See if you want to laugh & cry. See it if you are Jewish, a woman, gay, in therapy, or a therapist.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that are sung through, have dense lyrics, or a small cast or sparse set.

69
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if you are a cirque do soleil fan, or if you want to see a show really take advantage of a grand theater space

Don't see it if you are expecting non-stop acrobatic fun--it was a little too much musical and not enough cirque for me.

97
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to be transported by impressive writing, staging and acting to a place v. different from Midtown Manhattan

Don't see it if you can't handle upsetting or uncomfortable topics

80
For a previous production
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Intense, Resonant

See it if you've ever felt like an outsider, if you want to see some very impressive performances

Don't see it if awkward people make you uncomfortable, or if you don't like shows that involve social media as a major plot device

52
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you are curious, a completest, or inclined to appreciate attractive shirtless men.

Don't see it if you are expecting something great because you love the movie this is based on or Duncan Sheik's previous work

78
1776 (Encores!)
Midtown W
Slow, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you are an American History nerd or Hamilton fan

Don't see it if you like your musicals sung through

78
Red Speedo
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Relevant, Intense

See it if you like plays about murky morality, or sports, or guys in speedos, or plays that are short

Don't see it if you are squeamish , you prefer plays with a lot of action

75
Smart People
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a Joshua Jackson fan

Don't see it if you don't like seeing theatre that will make you think

94
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want to see some riveting performances about a historical episode that you probably don't know too much about that has lasting effects

Don't see it if you can't sit through a long play or are uninterested in the subject matter

Also I got my ticket through LincTix and it was front row -- I was a little... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a lift. With so much drama going on daily life, this show is a fun escape, with a talented cast and lots of stage magic.

Don't see it if you are looking for something serious or life-changing. Also, it's definitely PG-13, so beware if you're bringing kids.

Also Andy Karl is almost too delightful to be believable as a jerk at first... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Funny, Cliched, Fluffy, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you like 'live-looping' music or shows with a tiny cast

Don't see it if you only like to see very polished productions

85
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you have an interest in Yiddish theater, Jewish American history, new plays with historical context that are still extremely relevant

Don't see it if you are not interested in any of the above

Also It's technically not a musical but there's a lot of music and dancing ... Read more Read less

69
Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious, Confusing

See it if you are fan of Josh Groban or want to see how a large Broadway theater can be transformed to accommodate a non-traditional show

Don't see it if you hate immersive/interactive theater, are expecting a Josh Groban concert (his part is not v. big)

Also The story and music is pretty forgettable and the performances are pre... Read more Read less

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Relevant, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love Sara Bareilles and Jessie Mueller, or if you want to see something a little different in terms of the portrayal of women on stag

Don't see it if you are prudish, can't handle scenes of domestic violence/abuse, want something very traditional or flashy with big production numbers

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like seeing updated Shakespeare productions

Don't see it if you don't like seeing the audience while you're watching a play

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Dated, Great staging

See it if you love a classic musical with gorgeous sets and amazing dance numbers

Don't see it if you don't like cliched stage romances or 'mistaken-identity' tropes

88
Ambitious, Absorbing, Intense, Must see, Relevant

See it if you are concerned about the direction this country is going in

Don't see it if you don't want to face the reality of the state of our nation

69
The Layover
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Inconclusive

See it if you respond well to good on-stage chemistry or witty banter.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing portrayals of violence towards women on stage, or don't like "surprise" endings that don't really make sense

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if you are a lover of the American classics

Don't see it if you don't have the patience for a long show, less than perfect accents, or a low tolerance for uncomfortable subject matter

85
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You are an Arthur Miller fan, if you like seeing classic plays with just a touch of a modern edge

Don't see it if you only like new and edgy productions, if you are squeamish

56
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you have already seen the other family-oriented shows on Broadway and are looking for something to bring the kids to

Don't see it if you have high standards! or if you hate "dream ballets"

72
Funny, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you love Danny Burstein, since his performance as Tevye is the best thing about this production, or if you have never seen Fiddler on stage

Don't see it if you are easily disappointed by underwhelming revivals

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you like classic Broadway shows, but want to see one that isn't produced that often

Don't see it if you're not a romantic comedy fan

95
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you love tap dance numbers, period-pieces, Hamilton, Audra

Don't see it if you don't like long shows