Anna DeWitt

Paris | 25-34 | Female
About:  i can open tears through time and stuff.
Reviews (40)
69
Confused, Fast-paced, Atmospheric, Campy, Great set design

See it if you're looking for a fun show performed by a tireless, talented cast. Fans of the movie (specifically, "that one scene") will be happy.

Don't see it if you're looking to walk away humming songs or seeking out a piece of theatre you'll be contemplating for days — or even minutes — afterwards.

Also I'll just say it: this is a Bad show. Like, when the sum of its parts ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Intimate, Raw, Edgy, Masterful

See it if you're looking for a truly unique take on a classic show. This production brings the dark undertones to the forefront, for the better.

Don't see it if you can't bring yourself to see this classic reimagined completely. The dream sequence in particular is a bit of a mixed bag.

Also This is exactly what a revival should be: an updated, profound, and wh... Read more Read less

87
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Beautifully staged, Great choreography, Ambitious

See it if you're looking for a fairly fresh take on some classic R&H. The new elements and changes are intriguing, even if they don't always work.

Don't see it if you're looking for a by-the-book revival. This production isn't afraid to brazenly change both book and score—for better or for worse.

65
During previews
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Cute, Campy, Entertaining, Forgettable, Self-indulgent

See it if you're a fan of the movie and you're looking for the perfect way to mix up your standard friends'/boys'/girls' night out. The drinks help!

Don't see it if you're not at least a little bit familiar with the source material (Les Liaisons Dangereuses counts!) or you're not into a jukebox "score".

82
Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler
West Village
Funny, Entertaining, Interesting, Clever, Quirky

See it if quirky memoirs interest you. Lucie is Mercy's voice actress in Overwatch! Her VO skills are on full display here, playing many characters.

Don't see it if one-person shows aren't enough to hold your interest for an hour and change, and you prefer a straightforward narrative.

92
Absorbing, Relevant, Profound, Quirky, Must see

See it if you're interested in stories of human spirit enduring against all odds. The creative directing choices and distinct music were a bonus.

Don't see it if you need a side of cynicism with your theater. There are playful jokes at the town's quirkiness, sure, but this is a fully wholesome story.

Also I adored this show: the tone was absolutely masterful, considering the... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Great talent, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a laugh-out-loud night at the theater and a brilliant performance from Andy Karl — Tony-worthy in near any other season.

Don't see it if the idea of watching the same set of scenes over and over again sounds more excruciating than clever. Also, the humor can get pretty adult.

74
Cliched, Entertaining, Simple, Quick, Sloppy book

See it if you're looking for an entertaining night out with a simple story, great talent, and a catchy score. Your parents will love it.

Don't see it if you want theater that pushes the limits and brings out a deep emotional response. Try not to think too hard about the dropped plot threads.

78
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Disappointing, Great acting, Original, Forgettable score

See it if you want to see two Broadway divas (almost literally) duke it out onstage, or if you enjoy female-driven stories.

Don't see it if you're hoping to see these two iconic women humanized. The show scratches the surface, but doesn't go deep on their characters.

100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Intense, Emotional

See it if you've ever felt alone, even in a crowd of people. This is a show fueled by raw emotion, and cliche as it sounds, everyone can relate to it.

Don't see it if you have difficulty dealing with heavy topics related to mental illness and depression. Also, you will cry: this isn't a "happy" show.

Also Ben Platt gave the the greatest performance I have ever seen on a live... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing, Quirky, Fun

See it if you love immersive theater, romantic shenanigans, and a traditional Broadway score mixed with modern club/house elements.

Don't see it if you'd like to just observe and not be a part of the show. The plot can also be cramped or rushed at times, so be prepared for the whirlwind.

69
The Crucible
Midtown W
Dog, Great effects, Slow, Disappointing, Intense

See it if eerie horror-style effects sound creepy, not corny, and you don't mind the lack of polish and chemistry between the young actors. Also, dog.

Don't see it if you're looking for something quick-paced. After the first act, the intensity fizzles, and the acting ranges from melodramatic to excellent.

93
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Masterful, Dizzying, Enchanting, Immersive

See it if immersive theater is something that interests you, and aesthetic conquers all. Bioshock meets Shakespeare is the greatest mashup ever.

Don't see it if you value structure and story. You have to find your own way around, literally, and if you're not familiar with Macbeth, it can be tricky.

95
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Clever, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you enjoy humor that goes beyond the surface and examines the very nature of what we find funny and why.

Don't see it if you're easily offended. A Christian couple walked out during this performance due to "jokes about Jesus".

79
During previews
Frivolous, Cute, Slow, Fluffy, Great sets

See it if you'd like a simple love story with adorable ambience. The charismatic performances are notable, especially from Ms. Benanti and Mr. Creel.

Don't see it if pure fluff isn't filling enough for you. Though the stunning sets and enjoyable performances make the whole thing far too charming to hate.

50
Memphis
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Fun, Disappointing, Formulaic

See it if you're looking for a solid night of entertainment with mid-tier expectations despite a Tony-winning sheen.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be wowed, dazzled, and swept away. This is a sadly mediocre entry to the list of Tony winning shows.

100
South Pacific
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Profound, Romantic, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you want to experience a classic perfectly preserved for today's audience with sublime performances, direction, and staging.

Don't see it if you associate "classic theatre" with "dated material" and are looking for a fully modernized take.

90
Hilarious, Clever, Adult, Refreshing, Great score

See it if you're a fan of satirical South Park-style humor, surprisingly classic-sounding scores, or, ideally, both unexpectedly combined.

Don't see it if you consider yourself easily offended, or have young children who wouldn't do well with adult religious themes and humor.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Must see, Romantic, Stunning score

See it if you're looking for a genuine New York City Broadway experience. Plus, this stable mainstay still offers new surprises from changing leads.

Don't see it if you're in the market for something fresh, current, and offbeat. For some, it's a spectacle more than a musical, and may not appeal to all.

35
Silly, Insipid, Overrated, Disappointing, Impressive lead performer

See it if you're a fan of British comedy, no matter how overly frivolous, and you appreciate the talent of one actor taking on many roles.

Don't see it if the gimmick of "one man, many characters" isn't a selling point for you, and you enjoy humor that's more amusing than annoying.

55
Slow, Cliche, Boring, Dated, Great set design

See it if if you're a Sondheim completionist and enjoy stories about struggling creatives.

Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh. The story is predictable and there are few "underrated" Sondheim gems to be found in the score.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you're looking for an engaging one-man performance filled with hilarious and poignant observations on love, life, and sacrifice.

Don't see it if one-man shows aren't your thing, or overly personal stories (including sometimes uncomfortably truthful anecdotes) make you uncomfortable.

100
Absorbing, Intimate, Timely, Great acting, Must see

See it if you're intrigued by small stories with big meaning and can be captivated for an hour and a half solely by strong performances and bare sets.

Don't see it if you truly feel you'd be bored by a show in which, frankly, not much happens.

82
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Absorbing, Mesmerizing, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you're looking for something subtle and unconventional. The emotion in the theater was palpable during the last 10 minutes of the show.

Don't see it if you're expecting a Vegas-style spectacle. Or, skip it if you're allergic to even a whiff of pretension — it's a bit "In & Full of Itself."

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you can manage to get a ticket. This is the single-most important work of theater in modern history. The Hamil-hype did not disappoint.

Don't see it if you're legitimately bothered by the idea of an unconventional Broadway score. But even then, please try to have an open mind! It's worth it.

76
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Slow pacing, Creative staging, Important, Thought-provoking

See it if both LGBT and Jewish themes appeal to you. I saw this show with many people: some said the core theme was lesbianism, others said Judaism.

Don't see it if you prefer a play that follows a traditional narrative w/ established characters. This play jumps around one timeline with many characters.

40
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Lazy, Beautiful projections, Boring, Misguided

See it if you're a die-hard fan of the movie and want to hear these songs sung live. The video projections and costumes were the real standouts here.

Don't see it if you're looking for the same charm & magic that the movie offers. The animated characters have more chemistry, and the new plot is misguided.

Also Honestly, I'm just not sure who the intended audience for this show is... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Dated, Romantic, Great score

See it if you're looking for an absolutely engaging production of this mega hit. Eva Noblezada was incredible, and brought new dimensions to Kim.

Don't see it if stories focused on war do not appeal to you. Also, the ending could be interpreted as unfortunately reinforcing dated stereotypes.

70
Clever, Great acting, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want to catch an exceptional performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, or you're a Sondheim fan who can't pass up on any of his canon.

Don't see it if a well-paced story matters most to you. There isn't much of a specific plot or narrative, and the second act in particular drags on.

85
Dated, Great acting, Great singing, Good pacing, Quirky

See it if you're looking for great local theater in the Park Slope area. Saw the F/F pairing: great chemistry and terrific acting!

Don't see it if you favor narrative and plot. This is essentially a Sondheim revue strung together with a loose theme of single life in New York City.

69
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Slow, Original, Clever, Poorly paced

See it if you'd like a wholly unique experience. Auditory tricks and sensations sound intriguing, not gimmicky. Prepare to wear headphones, too!

Don't see it if you're looking for a spectacle. This is an introspective show that relies on audience imagination. Or, if slow pacing is a deal-breaker.

95
Great choreography, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Bittersweet

See it if you want a soulful production of this classic. Understated staging puts the focus right on the emotional themes, and the acting was great.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that ends on a happy note. With joyful scenes (but a somber undercurrent), this production was truly bittersweet.

81
Absorbing, Slow, Solid, Innovative, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the original who would appreciate a change of scenery. You also don't mind pacing that ranges from break-neck to slow.

Don't see it if you're in search of the grand scale and scope that Les Mis brings to mind. While the backdrops are impressive, the barricade feels cramped.

72
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Childish, Fluffy, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you're looking for high-quality kid-friendly entertainment, and a timeless story that appeals to all ages.

Don't see it if you're expecting any of the edge found in the original book. This adaptation is numbed down for mass appeal, and it sadly weakens the story.

90
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you're a musical obsessive who gets all the references, is looking for laughs, and craves originality. Rob McClure is an absolute delight!

Don't see it if referential humor seems stale to you, and you enjoy an unpredictable plot. Just enjoy the ride... and the inevitable resolution!

47
Funny, Overrated, Disappointing, Great costumes, Silly

See it if you're looking for something fun and flashy, with a bit of emotion injected in at the right times.

Don't see it if spangles and silliness don't suit your tastes, and you're searching for something with a more genuine emotional core.

83
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Epic, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of the source material, and you've got a soft spot for spectacle-style staging and a score that will get stuck in your head.

Don't see it if a great score and pretty visuals aren't compelling enough, and fantasy themes seem too juvenile.

60
Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Campy, Entertaining

See it if you're a Broadway lover who gets all the references and is looking for a funny, albeit not terribly memorable, twee musical spoof.

Don't see it if your sense of humor won't be met with just clever references and campy songs. Silliness over substance is the main takeaway here.

55
Disappointing, Beautiful costumes, Great staging, Dated, Slow

See it if you're a lover of the classics, and would enjoy a near by-the-book adaptation that includes stunning costumes and larger-than-life staging.

Don't see it if you're expecting a lively, yet faithful, production. The pacing was slow, and the performance from Ms. O'Hara was good, but not Tony-worthy.

100
Clever, Riveting, Intelligent, Emotional, Profound

See it if you like an unconventional subject matter, spots of dark humor, and creative set design.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light and fun: you'll only find hard-hitting emotion and complex themes here.