Andrew F

New Brunswick | 25-34 | Male
About:  I am a twentysomething professional student who enjoys theatre as an escape/study break. I've seen mostly musicals, but have been exploring straight theatre lately.
Reviews (74)
90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic, Classic

See it if You wanna see Broadway Legends and newcomers doing their thing in a fabulous show. I was only interested in seeing it with Ms. Peters.

Don't see it if You don't like older shows or are not interested in the main stars.

55
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Star-studded, Lackluster, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Patti Lupone and/or Christine Ebersole on the stage.

Don't see it if want to see a show with a plot that makes you care about the characters more than obvious cliches. They used artistic license and yet... :-/

Also It's unfortunate, because i really wanted to like this but i guess it ... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Classic, Great acting, Stark

See it if have never seen the play (like me) and/or love sally field and you don't mind minimally staged shows

Don't see it if want more decorative sets

Also not clear why they picked an older actor play someone in his 20s. my f... Read more Read less

90
Amelie
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Darling, Romantic, Delightful

See it if you want to see Phillipa Soo put on a wonderful and effortless performance and/or a cute (but short) romantic musical with whimsical sets

Don't see it if you want an epic, or thought-provoking tale. I just wish it was a little longer considering the cost of going to theatre these days.

85
Intense, Epic, Classic, Must see, Tragic

See it if you want to see a classic Broadway show especially if you didn't get to see the original production. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if you saw the original and are not IN LOVE with it since it's not as "revolutionized" as they claim it to be. Or you don't like tragedies

Also The NYT review was correct that the Engineer was not as 'slick' as he ... Read more Read less

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Masterful

See it if You want to see a very relatable play. Highly recommend it around the holidays (saw it on thanksgiving eve).

Don't see it if you want the (assumed) highs and lows of your own family thrown back in your face.

87
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Must see

See it if You want to see a riveting play about a subject matter not often covered by theater and other artforms

Don't see it if I felt that the Saturday matinee main actor played the role too angrily and it was hard to sympathize with the character despite wanting to

30
Perfect Crime
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Dated, Insipid, Awkward

See it if Want to see a murder mystery

Don't see it if Want to see actors who don't look like they are falling asleep onstage. Or see actors kiss so awkwardly its uncomfortable.

75
Energetic, Entertaining, Fluffy, Disappointing, Jukebox musical

See it if You like floria stefan's songs, and want to know more about her life, that you didn't know before. It's a fun time and main actress is great

Don't see it if Hate her music. There were MULTIPLE technical difficulties. Main actor's singing voice was clearly shot. The plot's ending fell flat to me

86
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Hilarious, Great writing, Original, Crude

See it if you want a hilarious adult-themed show that will have you bursting at the seams with laughter.

Don't see it if you hate puppets or are easily offended. ps. still don't understand how this beat Wicked for the Tony Award.

98
Electric, Original, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see original musicals that push boundaries of what a musical "should be."

Don't see it if you hate rock music, or are uncomfortable with serious subject matters.

65
Crude
Midtown W
Interesting, Inconsistent acting, Original, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you want to see some eye candy with the main actor. Like modern plays

Don't see it if Don't like plots that don't resolve the conflict.

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Masterful, Relevant, Romantic, Stirring

See it if it's WONDERFUL musical that delivers everything and every emotion a show should, while still being relatable. Bareilles' score is also top!!

Don't see it if I did have some trouble catching the words to some of the songs. Don't know if its the sound design or the lack of annunciation.

65
The Dingdong
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched, Funny, Inconsistent acting abilities

See it if You enjoy off-off-Broadway/community theatre. Want to be entertained by a fluffy comedy. Second act is better than the first.

Don't see it if You want something profound. Acting abilities of the cast are variable. Ps. The maitinee audience was not as energetic as the show deserved.

80
During previews
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Star vehicle

See it if you enjoy comedies that are very relatable, and want to see an amazing job done by Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Don't see it if you want something very thought provoking

82
Hairspray
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Delightful, Relevant

See it if You want to have a fun time at the theater.

Don't see it if you don't like John Waters, or are uncomfortable with cross-dressers.

93
Must see, Epic, Romantic, Classic, Original

See it if You have never seen it, you simply need to. It's a cultural icon at this point. Also a great show for out-of-towners.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musicals or broadway, or theater, or anything slightly cultured.

90
Rent
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Refreshing, Profound

See it if You like rock musicals that are still approachable to most people. want to see a fresh take on a beloved opera.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy bohemian lifestyles being glorified in modern society. Or rock music.

85
Dizzying, Intense, Must see, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see the main actor in a show

Don't see it if You don't like rock music and you can get overwhelmed by a lot of lighting and sound effects.

75
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Funny, Cliched, Great singing

See it if Enjoy ABBA's music, and just want to have a good time. Plot is fine, although different from London's version.

Don't see it if You want something more cerebral.

90
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see more avant-garde productions of shows that are held in high regard.

Don't see it if Minimalist productions.

65
For a previous production
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Loud, Banal, Indulgent

See it if you love rock music from the 80s.

Don't see it if plot is thin, and sometimes it was just too loud, and headache inducing.

80
Memphis
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Original, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if Great music that's fun. Leading actress was amazing.

Don't see it if If you like a show that has an ending.

90
Original, Hilarious, Great writing, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if Want to laugh so hard it hurts!

Don't see it if Are easily offended, especially by profanity.

75
Entertaining, Romantic, Resonant, Overrated, Jukebox musical

See it if you like 60s music and Carole King.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Jukebox musicals so much. Although this one is done well enough.

80
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Great singing, Cliched, Resonant, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a great coming of age story with phenomenal singing.

Don't see it if you want big staging with lots of sets and costumes.

93
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Profound, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like historical dramas. Excellent writing and acting. Was 100% engrossed the entire three hours! This is storytelling at its best

Don't see it if Don't like history, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or can't sit still for three hours.

Also Probably the best Play I've ever seen!! ... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Original, Masterful, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something like broadway has never seen before! Love audience participation, and anachronisms. Also, Josh Groban is amazing!

Don't see it if you are a stickler for historical accuracy, and don't like modern/dance music in a story about 19th century Russia.

Also I saw it on a Wednesday Matinee, and ALL the main actresses had issues... Read more Read less

84
In Transit
Midtown W
Original, Great singing, Delightful, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy a cappella, were in a college a cappella group (like me), and want a good and relaxed time at the theatre

Don't see it if want something thought provoking.

72
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Dated, Romantic, Disappointing, Ideal cast

See it if Phenomenal singing by a group of solid musical theater actors who had to carry the show on their own. I really wanted to like it but...

Don't see it if the 1st act is much more subpar compared to the 2nd, so you must be patient. Felt it was very dated. The entirely sung score doesn't allow

Also for much change in emotional intensity. And as as a gay, jewish, psych... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Intense

See it if This was a wonderful production of a show that needs to be see by everyone! Cynthia Errivo is a godsend to the broadway community!!

Don't see it if Jennifer holiday is a little too old to play the part of Shug but does the part justice! Also sometimes the words were hard to hear

85
Incognito
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if want to see 4 great actors playing a multitude of roles. Enjoy science, medicine, and/or psychology. Writing is also very thought-provoking.

Don't see it if you don't like stories that are broken up/confusing at times. There were weird "dance breaks" that they weren't selling so i wasnt buying it

49
Himself and Nora
West Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to learn more about James Joyce. Want to see talented singers, and actors.

Don't see it if The story telling was so sub-par. I didn't not care about the characters and felt most of the songs did not add anything. Poor directing.

70
Hilarious, Campy, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to have a good time watching a very campy, but hilarious show about show business. The entire cast was also amazingly talented!!!!

Don't see it if you want something serious. They also cut the show from two acts to one, so be prepared as it may feel longer than it actually is.

93
For a previous production
Absorbing, Original, Profound, Must see, Intense

See it if You want to see one of the best, original musicals being produced in NYC. Wonderful acting and georgeous, breath-taking music.

Don't see it if You can't handle sensitive material like suicide. I found my mind drifting in one tough scene; possibly to give myself a mental break

85
Bright Star
Midtown W
Great music, Original, Great staging, Cliched, Predictable

See it if you want to see the only totally original "Best Musical" nominee this year. Wonderful Bluegrass music. Phenomenal leading actress.

Don't see it if Plot was slightly predictable. Lyrics were cliched. Plot was resolved too "nicely", without being grounded.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intriguing

See it if you like smaller shows. You like shows that make you ponder about life in various stages. Unique in that the timelines cross.

Don't see it if Can be confusing if you're not paying attention closely.

75
During previews
Paramour
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Banal, Entertaining, Unfinished

See it if An original attempt at a "cirque musical" Amazing singing and acrobatics. You wants to be entertained but will not have to think about much

Don't see it if Very thin plot and minimal character development as acrobatics take time away from both aspects. Needs some revision with certain songs.

90
Relevant, Resonant, Classic, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see the MAGNIFICENT Danny Burstein in the role of a lifetime. Want to be moved by a classic, once more.

Don't see it if You don't like older musicals; or leading actresses who can act but can't sing. But I didn't care for the stage of Tevye's Dream scene.

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if have kids or want to relieve your childhood. Best staging of any disney production.

Don't see it if you hate family shows. But even this show has some adult themes so its palatable.

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Great acting, Funny, Trite

See it if You enjoy rock music, and enjoyed the plot of the movie. Alex Brightman is a STAR and Boggess is always fun to watch, but not her best.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows about children with trite storylines about children and their over-demanding parents.

88
A New Brain
Midtown W
Romantic, Original, Masterful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if A great job done by actors putting 110%. Most of the music enjoyable. I appreciated this show as a medical professional.

Don't see it if Some numbers were just odd, but overall well done. Don't enjoy semi-stagged productions.

60
Misery
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Poorly acted, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if You're curious about making a stephen king book into a play.

Don't see it if You expect one of the two main stars to act. Oh yeah and to not use an ear piece 4 months into the show. But Metcalfe made it bearable.

95
Pippin
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Masterful

See it if Love inventive stagings of old shows to make them better than the original. Great music, and some great fosse dancing.

Don't see it if you don't like the idea of a show within a show.

85
Intelligent, Droll, Funny, Clever, Confusing

See it if Great acting and singing by main cast. Story is cute, and music is fine. Very witty and smart.

Don't see it if you will have a hard time hearing/understanding fast & tricky lyrics.

75
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Romantic, Disappointing, Overrated, Great music

See it if You like folk music

Don't see it if you like plots that are more than a 4 day infatuation between two strangers.

75
If/Then
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Original

See it if Love Idina, and supporting actresses. From the writers of N2N, one of my favorite all time shows.

Don't see it if I wanted to LOVE this show, but the plot was confusing. Thoughtful ending that ties fate and free will.

80
Intense, Dark, Intelligent, Minimalistic, Ambitious

See it if Darker more abstract version of the show. Patti was out and the understudy was NOT good.

Don't see it if You don't like plots about murderous barbers.

86
Disappointing, Entertaining, Indulgent, Original, Banal

See it if you want to have a good time.

Don't see it if are not comfortable with LGBT themes.

92
Classic, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Moving

See it if You want to see a classic. Still moved to tears every time I see it. If you're curious about the new production.

Don't see it if You hate big musicals.