Andrew B

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I am an educator and theater lover living in NYC! I have seen 75 Broadway productions to date (this number does not include multiple times seeing any individual show...).
Reviews (85)
24
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow, Cliched

See it if you have nothing else to do.

Don't see it if you like good theater.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like a classic Broadway show with amazing sets, great acting, singing, etc. This show hits all the marks and tells a great story.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a formulaic Broadway show. It is amazing, but isn't thought-provoking and doesn't push the envelope on being unique

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Confusing, Resonant

See it if you want a different type of Broadway experience. All bets are off with this show and if you have an open mind, it is AMAZING.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional Broadway experience. Nothing is typical in this show. It really pushes the envelope.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Masterful

See it if you love a classic Broadway show with incredible dancing, acting, singing, and is incredibly funny. This show and its star are PERFECT

Don't see it if you don't like Bette Midler or if you are not interested in an immaculate show. This show and production are flawless.

90
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you are into Andrew Lloyd Webber and love classic musicals and old Hollywood stories.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories about old Hollywood and murder. Or if you can't watch stories about mental illness and fame.

50
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you like acapella and think NYC humor is funny.

Don't see it if you like good plot lines and characters who you feel drawn to. This show offers nothing new to Broadway and the acapella piece is a gimmick.

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you like feel good musicals where the characters have a clear arc and they grow throughout the show.

Don't see it if if you aren't interested in silly slapstick comedy or if you do not appreciate sometimes raunchy/crude humor.

60
Ambitious, Clever, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you love Sondheim and love the score for this show. Gyllenhaal is also amazing in this.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim and if you will be bored by minimal staging and focus on a story that feels irrelevant.

65
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like the movie and can follow the story. Also if you like sets that are colorful and creative.

Don't see it if you can't follow a story with no real plot. This show is very confusing and the storylines don't tie up at the end with the exception of one

59
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy big choreography and ensemble numbers that fill up a room.

Don't see it if you care a lot about plots that are interesting and dynamic. The story isn't really the reason to see this show...

83
Falsettos
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Confusing, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like classic musicals. The music and orchestrations are beautiful and the singing is magnificent.

Don't see it if you don't like sometimes non-linear narratives and/or stories with Jewish themes or themes surroundings AIDS.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if you love comedy and you want an hour and a half of pure genius. This show is brilliant!

Don't see it if you don't love jokes about New York, or some jokes that can be politically incorrect. Also if you don't love improv.

92
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you like family dynamics and exploring the ways in which our families support and challenge us--deflate and uplift us, sometimes all at once

Don't see it if you cannot handle serious content or are triggered by honest conversation about depression, infidelity, wealth/poverty, and relatioships.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Hilarious, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you love great characters, a great score, an awesome story line, and a charming ensemble. This show is wonderful!

Don't see it if you are not into a pop score and/or stories about romance and friendship.

88
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Dated, Relevant

See it if you like old fashioned stories interpreted in new ways but which still have a classic theatrical charm.

Don't see it if you are bored by old musicals and you only enjoy contemporary scores and staging.

80
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you want to immerse yourself in a fantasy world with loving characters and a charming sense of humor.

Don't see it if you are not interested in often serious material dealt with in a childlike way.

90
For a previous production
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you love a strong and solid musical with a touching message. This is an incredible cast and the acting/singing is beyond incredible.

Don't see it if you are not into contemporary pop musicals.

75
During previews
Bright Star
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Indulgent, Original, Romantic

See it if you like bluegrass music and a story with a plot twist.

Don't see it if you aren't mesmerized by hokey plot lines and a sometimes unrealistic narrative.

97
Disgraced
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you are into politics surrounding race and religion and minorities in America.

Don't see it if politically charged shows don't excite you. It's not about politics but it is very political.

95
Noises Off
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you love slapstick comedy and are ready to have your pants knocked off. This is one of the funniest shows ever written! Do not miss it.

Don't see it if you are easily confused by multiple story lines intersecting through fast paced comedy and action. This show does not stop for one second.

80
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Original

See it if you want to see a teenage actor take complete control of a story and make it compelling, interesting, and dynamic!

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories about repressed boarding school boys.

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you love a fun high-energy show with awesome talent, great music, and a funny main character. This show has a heart. The kids are amazing!

Don't see it if you aren't interested in rock music or cheap but funny jokes. Or if you don't like children in musicals.

90
Absorbing, Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love Arthur Miller and his calssic playwrighting style. The acting is magnificent and the story is fresh and relevant!

Don't see it if you can't sit for two hours without intermission. It is also slightly dated at times, but in the end the acting reigns supreme.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you appreciate great music, great acting, a great story, and a classic iconic musical!

Don't see it if you are not compelled by Jewish themes and traditional musical theatre.

45
First Daughter Suite
East Village
Clever, Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you love American history and political satires/comedies about women.

Don't see it if you like focused narratives and narrators. This is a series of vignettes that are very out of the box.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you are a fan of Ibsen or if you just love good, solid, theatre with strong themes that are written exquisitely.

Don't see it if you don't like minimal sets or staging. Or if you are looking for something upbeat. This is quite entertaining, but not upbeat.

91
Sweat
Midtown W
Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in relevant and complex social/political issues and America's ever-changing landscape.

Don't see it if you are racist and/or are not open minded about race and immigration. The show is beautiful and calls out some sensitive issues explicitly.

88
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate a complex and smart script. The show is thought-provoking and tells a story about global affairs brilliantly.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in middle east affairs and/or you don't like being challenged to think and process during the show.

70
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are interested in fun music and war themes. Also if you like romance stories and stories about small town bands who rise to the top.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that is clever and unique. It is fairly basic and straightforward. Good story overall but nothing fresh here.

95
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you are interested in themes of history and discovery mixed with Jewish characters and anti-censorship ideas. This show is brilliant!

Don't see it if You don't like Jewish themes or holocaust themes and/or if you don't like bare sets. Also has gay themes. This show is powerful!

80
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Overrated, Resonant

See it if you are interested in gay themes explored through a fairly normative lens. Also if you like sometimes dark comedy and intense acting.

Don't see it if you are not interested in gay characters and how they deal with relationships--particularly a very heavy theme of loneliness.

70
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Romantic, Dated

See it if you are interested in English plays that possess all the mechanics of a good show. Great plot, interesting characters, nice arc, and funny.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that get off to a slow start.

90
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love musicals with fresh stories and uplifting characters. It is a delight and an incredible testament to the power of relationships.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the story of the 38 planes that landed in Newfoundland in 2001. The music and lyrics are all that narrative.

85
Entertaining, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you love Jonathan Larson and want a taste of his world. This is clearly a pre-RENT musical that has all the magic of Larson and his talent.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in starving artists themes and late-20s/early 30s relationship navigating.

86
The Front Page
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you love fast-paced comedies with mystery and suspense. This story is masterfully acted.

Don't see it if you are not interested in newsroom stories about men and their macho-ness. And/or if you don't like fast-paced quirky comedies.

82
During previews
Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like high drama about lust, love, and manipulation. Although an older show, the drama is amazing! Cruel Intentions is based on this play

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3-hour show or if you do not like story lines about characters being manipulative and scheming.

75
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Indulgent, Original

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and are not looking for a particularly serious night out. Funny, but is ultimately a joke with reverence for the Bard.

Don't see it if you can't handle people making fun of William Shakespeare or if you do not like drinking humor. It helps to go in knowing some references.

80
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Dated, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber and if you love this musical already. It does a great justice to the classic and honors its memory.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with no plot or if you do not appreciate Andrew Lloyd Webber. Or if you don't see a musical only for the dancing.

75
Runaways
Midtown W
Absorbing, Confusing, Great acting, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if you enjoy stories about marginalized people who are fighting their way out of oppression but who can't seem to break free.

Don't see it if you like standard narratives that are linear and not shared in a somewhat chaotic way--even if interesting and relevant.

95
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you love shows with incredible staging and acting and with a story that's relevant for any time. This show is brilliant.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a social commentary about false accusations and pretense and the ways in which the judicial system may handle that

96
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see

See it if you love and appreciate theater, musicals, history, and race politics. This show is brilliant.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3 hour show.

65
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Confusing, Original, Quirky

See it if you are interested in a unique and creative telling of a fairy tale like story in a fantastical world.

Don't see it if you need coherent and consistent dialogue to keep you following the plot. The show is driven by the visuals entirely.

95
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Intense

See it if you can appreciate stories about victims of abuse and war in Africa. This is a mesmerizing and important story about women in Liberia.

Don't see it if you cannot handle painful story lines about abuse and/or physical staging of that abuse.

80
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you love disco music and campy jokes.

Don't see it if you are unwilling to submit to fun, mindless, silly musicals where the brilliance is in the comedy not the storyline.

80
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you love Gloria Estefan's music and if you don't know her backstory and rise to fame!

Don't see it if you aren't inspired by Latin music and/or if you aren't into big flashy musicals with little depth.

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Indulgent, Original

See it if you love Linda Lavin and if you love history. There are some great references here. Also a really touching story about aging parents.

Don't see it if you aren't compelled by straight forward historical story telling.

87
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in queer social politics and how the dynamics of a relationship can enhance or complicate that. Smart and captivating!

Don't see it if you are not interested in queer relationships or in seeing how painful some relationships can be. There is heartbreak here!

95
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like shows about families and careers and life's ups and downs and how our relationships grow inside all of that.

Don't see it if you are not interested in watching people exist in sometimes complicated and messy relationships.

90
Gigantic
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Campy, Quirky

See it if you like campy musicals that have to o with camp!

Don't see it if you are not entertained by silly jokes and people making fun of themselves.

70
The Pavilion
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Dated, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy nostalgic shows about the universe and the past and human relationships.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy romantic narratives about long lost love and pain and disappointment.