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)
76
During previews
Absorbing, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated, Great acting

See it if you love good gospel/Broadway style musicals and if you like celebrities.

Don't see it if you have seen/read The Color Purple. From the Broadway show to the movie and the book, this is by far the worst version. Music is still ok.

90
During previews
Hir
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you are interested in trans issues and if you want to know how to refer to trans folks in more respectful ways. This show is smart and edgy.

Don't see it if you can't stomach vomiting or blood and if you are not compelled by family issues, trans issues, or military issues.

90
During previews
Sylvia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to spend two hours completely immersing yourself in a ridiculous concept that is hilarious and captivating. Exceptional acting!

Don't see it if you can't buy into the suspension of disbelief that a human plays a dog and interacts with people or if you don't like gender-bending roles.

65
During previews
Allegiance
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like musicals about World War II and Japanese internment. Also, if you can appreciate some incredible Broadway talents live.

Don't see it if you don't like cliche musicals about interesting topics but that miss the mark because they are too formulaic.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to be blown away by the abilities of a stellar creative team and cast. This show is phenomenal in its current run. Pure brilliance.

Don't see it if You will have trouble keeping track of the deaf actors and the hearing actors. There is a lot to pay attention to in addition to the script.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Exquisite, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you can appreciate an insanely well done musical. This show is genius! The costuming and music are perfection.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals with singing animals. OR if you don't like adaptations of Hamlet.

79
Ambitious, Entertaining, Exquisite, Edgy, Romantic

See it if you love Les Mis. This version certainly does not disappoint! The music, acting, and staging are all wonderful!

Don't see it if you think it is long or if the music doesn't strike a chord. It is not worth it to sit through something like this if it doesn't resonate.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you love Carole King. It is really a wonderful look into her life and music. There are so many songs I didn't even know she wrote!

Don't see it if you are not into family drama and the struggles people sometimes face in that arena. This show is long even if entertaining with great music

75
The Audience
Midtown W
Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you are into British politics and/or if you like theater that reflects history in a poignant and charming way.

Don't see it if you are uninterested by British politics at all. It is not the most compelling show even if interesting and thoughtful.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you love big Broadway musicals and the songs of Aladdin. This is a totally fun Disney show that will keep you entertained all night.

Don't see it if you think big Broadway productions are too cliche and fluffy. This can border on that sometimes but does a nice job catering to all ages.

35
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are a tourist. Nobody else needs to waste their time in this show. It is simply over indulgent and awful. They ruin the movie version.

Don't see it if you like good musical theater. It is really hard to sit through and the jokes are so gimmicky and amateur.

69
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you love musical comedies. The show will certainly keep you entertained throughout.

Don't see it if you love the music in musical theater. You will be slightly disappointed as there's only one or two memorable songs from a hilarious script!

49
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a low-budget production of a classic with mediocre music.

Don't see it if This show is only popular because it has run for so long. It is irrelevant. There were 10 people in the theater when I saw it.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if you love musical theater AND if you don't. This show is a game changer. Pure brilliance in every way!

Don't see it if you don't like ballads and/or children in musicals.

65
Cliched, Edgy, Entertaining, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you are a tourist who wants an exciting show that is fun and has easy to listen to and follow music.

Don't see it if you know your musical theater. It will likely never live up to what you have seen. It's a complete tourist show and not in the good way.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want a night at the theater where you are thinking, laughing, and pushed to new musical heights. This show is pure perfect brilliance!

Don't see it if you are not into satire or you feel like the jokes will be too crude or offensive to you. There is a lot of bad language and pointed jokes.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you are interested in special needs education and people and if you love great sets that are insanely original. It is also a murder mystery!

Don't see it if you feel like you want a show that is light and fun-loving. This is an original and thought-provoking piece that will keep you on your toes!

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Resonant, Original

See it if you love American musicals that are pushing the envelope and advancing the genre in every way, shape, and form!

Don't see it if you think you would be bored by a hip-hop musical about the founding fathers of America.

95
During previews
Invisible Thread
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you love musical theater, non profits, human beings, and everything good about the world! This show is STUNNING and POWERFUL.

Don't see it if you are not interested in musical theater and/or humanitarian aid efforts.

90
During previews
Misery
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if you love Stephen King or if you love goth/horror type shows. The acting is great and the story is well done! Also, the set is awesome!

Don't see it if you don't like fake blood or if you are not into suspenseful and creepy characters. This is a dark show.

75
During previews
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Edgy, Great acting

See it if you can appreciate great British humor that is satirical and pushes the envelope. This show pays respect to British theater and the art form

Don't see it if you are not into dry humor and if you are not a Shakespeare fan.

95
During previews
Ripcord
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Funny, Original

See it if you want to have a great comedic experience at the theater with some very fine actors. Ridiculously funny show with a huge heart!

Don't see it if you are not interested in jokes about the elderly and dying and if you are put off by sometimes quirky humor.

90
Barbecue
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Original, Great writing, Funny

See it if You love a good comedy and are intrigued by race conversations in fresh and dynamic interpretations.

Don't see it if You aren't into surprises or subversive messages. There is a meta conversation being had in this show that may be off putting to some.

94
For a previous production
Annie
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you love classic Broadway musicals. This show, even years later, does not disappoint!

Don't see it if you think it will be too cliche or if you do not like children in musicals.

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dated, Entertaining, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you like Fosse and great dancing. The actors do a phenomenal job telling a very dark story.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in sitting through a dated show with very few sets and a lot of dark humor. The movie does a pretty good job anyway.

70
On The Town
Midtown W
Delightful, Dated, Great staging, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like old school classic Broadway musicals that are quirky, have excellent scores and great dancing!

Don't see it if you are into more contemporary musicals. It is definitely not for everyone. It often felt too small for the theater it was in.

75
Matilda
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Original, Overrated

See it if you love Matilda and the stories of Roald Dahl. The children are also magnificent! They make the whole show.

Don't see it if you are unable to handle what is sometimes a very dark humor. The show is not a happy go lucky type of musical.

83
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Hilarious, Indulgent, Masterful

See it if you love musical comedies that are relevant and keep you on your toes!

Don't see it if you cannot get on board with ridiculous over the top puppetry that is often crude and pointed. Very satirical show!

85
Hand to God
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if you love dark comedy and straight plays. This is an outrageously funny show.

Don't see it if you can't stand the sight of blood and gore. There is quite a bit at the end. Also, if you don't think pedophilia can be humorous.

85
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Edgy, Fluffy

See it if you love the music of the Four Seasons. This is such a fun and easy to listen to show for musical theater lovers and music lovers alike!

Don't see it if you are not interested in a show about a specific time in music history with interwoven narratives about the musicians.

80
Ambitious, Fluffy, Indulgent, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if you love ballet! The dancing in this show is simply exquisite. Almost breathtaking.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that is fast-paced and upbeat. The book of this show can drag and there are characters who are not developed.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Original

See it if you want a magical night at the theater where you are transported into a familiar yet brand new world. This is a special special show.

Don't see it if you don't like new takes on old stories. It is also over the top in a wonderful way but some people may not like that style.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want a quick and funny monologue discussing faith and God in a funny and refreshing way. This show is so delightful and funny!

Don't see it if you cannot handle jokes about religion and faith in a satirical way. This is a modern take on old texts that is relevant yet specific.

75
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Clever, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you want a fun night at the theater where you will be sure to laugh at every turn. This is a comedic show with a lot of Shakespeare jokes.

Don't see it if you don't like repeated jokes and cliches. It is a fun show but not one that is wholly original. There are a ton of Shakespeare references.

95
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you are interested in a show that is wholly original with an exceptional score about complex family structures. This is an incredible show!

Don't see it if you think you cannot handle tough material that can resonate as painful and tragic. The content is raw and sad but brilliantly crafted.