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Reviews (18)
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Talented musicians, Banal

See it if You enjoy middle eastern music and like slower shows.

Don't see it if You like your shows to have a strong plot and well-developed characters.

Also I expected to really like this show based on reviews and what I'd hear... Read more Read less

The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Great singing, Resonant, Funny, Cliched, Banal

See it if you are at a crossroads in your own life and enjoy contemporary/pop style theater songs

Don't see it if you dislike belting (plenty of it here), you are looking for elaborate sets (nonexistent here) and costumes, want a developed story

Also For the most part I enjoyed the music in this show. The songs were pow... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You like the poetry of e.e. cummings, you are looking for creative instrumentation and inventive staging.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a musical with a plot. This is a musical revue.

During previews
Spoon River
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy bluegrass music and short vignettes of the lives of country folk. You like to listen to poems.

Don't see it if You don't like bluegrass or stories set in the rural U.S. You're not a fan of spoken poetry. You want a connected storyline.

Also The beginning and the ending of the show were powerful and moving, but... Read more Read less

Funny, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Unfocused

See it if You want to see a fun, entertaining story with amazing singers/actors. You want to see more diversity in stories of the wild west.

Don't see it if You are bothered by plots getting off course and shows that are uneven in tone, don't like silliness, and dislike underdeveloped characters.

Also There were parts of this show that I really liked and other parts that... Read more Read less

Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Beautiful costumes, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed either of the two movies it was based off of and want to see great singing, dancing, costumes with some wonderful new songs.

Don't see it if You want it to be exactly like the animated movie. They made it more realistic which I think works better/makes it more impactful/relevant.

Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky, Intense

See it if You want to see gorgeous sets and staging and inventive costuming. You enjoy immersive, interactive theater.

Don't see it if You dislike feeling like you're always missing something. You think stage directions should not become song lyrics.

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Great songs, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You like Sara Bareilles songs, great vocal arrangements, female empowerment, and pie.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with stories of abusive relationships or adultery. You dislike romance that feels shoehorned into a story.

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Resonant, Poignant

See it if You have ever felt alone or invisible. You like music and writing that really hits you emotionally. You want to see a star performance.

Don't see it if Mental illness is too touchy a subject for you. You see morality as black and white, with no gray area.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you enjoy William Finn's shows, want to see something that is both serious and funny, want to be entertained by a rarely-performed musical

Don't see it if you're looking for a big production with elaborate sets, you don't like sung-through (or mostly sung) musicals

Also The cast on this production was amazing and the director did a great j... Read more Read less

Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Tim Minchin, want to see something that is funny but with more serious moments, appreciate clever staging and stage magic

Don't see it if The idea of listening to variations on a few songs multiple times sounds awful to you

Also I wasn't expecting to like this show. I ignored it for months because ... Read more Read less

Midtown W
Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You're a fan of Sondheim. You are interested in history and want to see a great show that contemplates the American psyche.

Don't see it if You dislike don't like shows with a dark subject matter. You want to see a full production with lavish sets and actors off-book.

Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh, especially at corrupt, inept government officials. You enjoy slapstick humor, drunk scenes, and witty banter.

Don't see it if You want something more serious and profound. You don't want to think about government at all for a while.

During previews
Midtown E
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Romantic

See it if You enjoy stories about young people dating and/or can relate to modern dating struggles.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with smaller, more intimate theaters. You prefer more elaborate sets.

Also I enjoyed this show for the most part as a look at the awkward struggl... Read more Read less

Fluffy, Banal, Insipid, Talented musicians, Forgettable

See it if You like the movie and want to see it recreated exactly the same. You want to see kids who can play instruments as well as sing, dance, act.

Don't see it if You are hoping to see a new take on the movie. It's pretty much word for word.

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You like the movie. You want to see a fun show, a dazzling spectacle with a hilarious genie.

Don't see it if You think Disney is beneath you, you don't like fun, or if the only character you liked in the movie was Abu.

Uplifting, Relevant, Quirky, Cliched, Overrated

See it if You want to see a feel-good show that restores your faith in humanity. You enjoy the Celtic-rock sound.

Don't see it if You like characters to be developed (not 1-dimensional). You want songs that aren't mostly just saying what is happening (shopping, etc).

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy seeing a new take on history, you like musicals that are sung-through

Don't see it if you require complete historical accuracy