AndrewW

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (32)
100
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like political shows that embrace complexity and empathy.

Don't see it if You don’t want to think about the current political climate. Or may be upset by frank discussions of privilege, opression, hate and empathy

75
The Gentleman Caller
West Village
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Confusing

See it if You want to see a witty play with good performances.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by a messy play with muddy character motivations (at times)

80
Afterglow
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging, Edgy, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a supremely well designed show. The set and lights make a little go a long way.

Don't see it if You are bothered by nudity. Or if you won’t like a show with intense, complex emotions, but with a muddy perspective or unifying point.

89
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see an inventively minimalist staging of a difficult social ill.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with symbolic storytelling or unconventional narratives.

95
Absorbing, Great singing, Clever, Resonant, Intense

See it if You want to see one of the most iconic shows of the decade with some of the most compelling music ever on broadway.

Don't see it if You don’t have a ton of money to throw down, or the patience to wait for one of the cheaper option.

75
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You want to see Uma Thurman and Philippa Soo perform intense and interesting roles.

Don't see it if You are annoyed by shows being a little to self-satisfied with their topical humor.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to seen an incredibly well staged version of the Sondheim classic from right in the center of the action.

Don't see it if You’re freaked out by the immersive nature of actors pretending to murder each other inches from your face.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Resonant

See it if You want to see a top-notch comedy writing with themes that remain relevant a decade later.

Don't see it if You care that show is beginning to show it's age.

65
Dated, Fluffy, Quirky, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You want to see a juke-box musical with genuinely talented performers.

Don't see it if You want to care about characters or plot.

83
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever, Resonant, Profound

See it if You want to see a optimistic and sincere show that is also funny and cynical.

Don't see it if You aren't okay with shows that appeal to a wider demographic age range.

98
Resonant, Relevant, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a relevant and engaging story from the 1880's set to a beautiful modern score.

Don't see it if You don't like cursing and challenging themes.

85
If/Then
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Next to Normal, or like shows with challenging existential themes.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in seeing a brilliant, but flawed show.

95
Absorbing, Epic, Resonant, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see an epic, classic musical, staged with a smart, modern style.

Don't see it if You aren't okay with a show that is completely sung-through.

90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You want to see a hilarious show with great music.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or aren't into South Park-style comedy.

69
Overrated, Entertaining, Indulgent, Epic, Great singing

See it if You want to hear impressive singers singing impressively.

Don't see it if You have a limited number of shows you can see.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Ambitious, Riveting, Profound

See it if You want to see something truly unique and beautiful.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with dark/mature themes.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You want to see a timely show about issues at the forefront of many peoples minds, delivered by some amazing performers.

Don't see it if You don’t like issue shows or discussion pieces. Or might find discussions surrounding police violence triggering.

87
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a very well directed musical with interesting characters, relevant themes, and a good amount of amazing songs.

Don't see it if You’re not okay with a very flawed protagonist, and interesting but controversial ideas about suicide. Also many of the songs are skipable.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if You are a fan of the musical. The show is well designed and staged. And Sondheim is always great with lyrics and music.

Don't see it if This isn’t your favorite Sondheim show. It definitely feels the most dated, especially how it portrays gender and relationships.

Also Also, plan ahead. This theater is VERY difficult to get to/find. And t... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Profound

See it if You want to see a production of one of the best modern plays directed by one of the best working theatre directors with an all-star cast!

Don't see it if 8 hour theatre experience or dark themes with an increasingly surreal plot intimidate you.

80
Kings
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Indulgent, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a clever political drama populated with unlikable but interesting characters.

Don't see it if You’re annoyed by well-trod Washington tropes. Or find your suspension of disbelief easily strained.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You want to see inventive and beautiful staging. It’s one of the best directed shows I’ve ever scene.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or theater in the round.

95
Men on Boats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You want to see an engaging and exciting show with clever staging.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious.

80
Straight
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if You want to see a work taking on the modern problems of LGBT people.

Don't see it if You'll be turned off by a show that doesn't quite find itself or what it wants to say.

95
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Epic

See it if You want to see a well-designed and extremely well-executed Shakespeare production for free!

Don't see it if Gunfire will make you uncomfortable. The violent depictions of war and death at the end of the play are, understandably, not for everyone,

98
Thought-provoking, Must see, Hilarious, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You want to see an engaging, funny, and heartbreaking portrayal of grief and the devastating strain it can put on a family.

Don't see it if You don't want something too heavy.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Resonant, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like rock-music, performer-driven shows, and exciting staging.

Don't see it if You aren't okay with a show that is essentially a rock-concert where the lead singer has an emotional breakdown.

78
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You like shows with unique, stylish and cohesive aesthetics.

Don't see it if You don't like the strange/decadent/dark comedy approach/style.

75
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well-staged family drama.

Don't see it if You're expecting a traditional broadway score.

89
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You want to see good writing performed by talented actors.

Don't see it if You don't like liberties being taken with a well-known play.

88
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Epic, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want to see a big-budget, high-energy musical that is still intelligent.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

96
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Absorbing, Profound

See it if You want to see a show that is a masterclass in directing, acting and design.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical, or have difficulty with uncomfortable sincerity.