Anya

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Female

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Reviews (34)
78
Epic, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like Shakespeare and want to see a lesser-performed show done justice by a fine cast of actors.

Don't see it if you require luxury in your theatrical venues.

45
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Ambitious

See it if you have no familiarity with the play and want to see the story told clearly and straightforwardly; you want to support a small company

Don't see it if you have high expectations for Shakespeare. You can't tolerate actors making obvious errors and forgetting lines. You want moral complexity

70
Great acting, Great staging, Slow, Dated

See it if you want to hear justice done to Shakespeare's text, you are interested in the story or in classical performances.

Don't see it if you need a lot of excitement or action, you don't want to sit through a play more than three hours in length.

65
Ambitious, Intense, Slow, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy dark, thought-provoking theatre, you (as I do) enjoy the Seeing Place's Work, you don't mind a slow pace or a dark subject

Don't see it if You struggle with very long evenings of theatre (one 70 and one 90 minute act), unrelentingly dark shows, or are triggered by suicide

55
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Disappointing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a fun, fluffy musical with great performances, a lively score, and a comfortingly predictable plot.

Don't see it if you are a fan of the original play and are looking for any of the depth, beautiful writing, and moral complexity of Shakespeare's work

88
Travisville
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like historical dramas, you are interested in politics and activism, you appreciate fine performances and writing in any genre.

Don't see it if you need a lot of flash or excitement, you can't get into slower-paced or historical shows, you don't like heavy themes of race and politics

50
Recovery
East Village
Disappointing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if you want to see virtuosic performances by talented young actors.

Don't see it if you have been personally affected by serious mental illness. This play really romanticizes the painful and protracted process of recovery.

70
Clever, Great writing, In-progress, Funny

See it if you want to see an excellent play with a lot of potential, but a few quirks left to work out. you are interested in funny contemporary drama

Don't see it if you are turned off by amateurishness in acting or struggles with lines, you get bored easily, you prefer very professional theatre

75
For a previous production
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Banal

See it if you want to laugh at the theatre, you like farce, you don't take yourself or the Theatre too seriously, you like something totally light

Don't see it if you are looking for an intellectually or emotionally challenging experience, you prefer serious plays.

85
Ambitious, Intelligent, Dizzying, Clever, Resonant

See it if you love the classics, especially redone; you are familiar with one or both source texts; you like to think deeply at the theatre

Don't see it if you primarily want a fun night out, you don't have a background in theatre, you don't know either play well or at all

60
Great staging, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow

See it if you like traditional "living room" dramas, and want to see a show that plays with this trope in intriguing ways, you like great sets + light

Don't see it if you're irritated by the manic pixie dream girl trope, you prefer experimental and groundbreaking theatre

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Profound

See it if you're looking for an entertaining, well-crafted, beautifully scored night at the theatre.

Don't see it if you take things very seriously.

90
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are interested in theatrical history, you enjoy virtuosic performances, you like the original musical or want to learn more about it

Don't see it if you don't like long shows, you don't care for intellectual shows, you want pure entertainment

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you like humor, you're not easily offended, you're looking for one of the best laughs on broadway (plus some great classic tunes)

Don't see it if irreverance and anti-religious humor will upset you.

65
Entertaining, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you love the great music and material enough, you haven't had a chance to see the far superior original staging.

Don't see it if terrible directorial choices will really bum you out.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you have warm feelings for the Disney version, you want to be entertained, you love old-fashioned singing and dancing and fun.

Don't see it if you need your theatre to be serious, you are looking for something original.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if you are a human being. You care about theatre. You care about this country. You want to be educated, inspired, or entertained.

Don't see it if you're totally closeminded to new experiences, I suppose?

95
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Riveting, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like dance, burlesque, fairy tales, queer theatre, the outermost and most impressive displays of talent, and an engrossing great time.

Don't see it if you are offended by displays of nudity or sexuality in any of its forms, you don’t have the patience to sit through a rather long show.

73
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Quirky, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love classical theatre and want to see a rarely-staged work, you are interested in unconventional and thoughtful staging

Don't see it if you know you won't enjoy a messily plotted and inelegantly written play, are sensitive to blood or sexual themes, or struggle w/complex plot

85
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you like to think and laugh at the theatre, you are interested in questions about the media, you like provocative or multimedia stagings

Don't see it if you are primarily interested in the emotional or interpersonal in theatre

95
During previews
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see remarkable tour de force performances from truly gifted dancers, you want a most sensuous and glamorous escape from reality

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with graphic, sometimes humorous and sometimes erotic displays of sexuality and the naked human body

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if you want to see real diversity and representation in a Broadway show, you like musicals that are a lot of fun and great pop scores + acting

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of depth or historical accuracy, you are uncomfortable with diversity of gender expression and body types

88
Hitler's Tasters
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you like irreverant, incisive takes on history. You have a dark sense of humor. You are interested in reflecting on politics then and now

Don't see it if you are upset by dark themes taken lightly, you don't like anachronism.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Slow

See it if you like the original and want to see it updated but not transformed, you’d like to see some masterful performances

Don't see it if you don’t like slow moving plays, you are distracted by bad special effects

75
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Romantic, Heartbreaking

See it if you're interested in seeing a potentially major new musical while it's still in development, you want an immersive sense of queer history

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned or slightly repetitive music, you are easily frustrated by inconclusive or confusing endings

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Sexy, Delightful

See it if you like dance, you enjoy updated takes on old stories, you love to see talented performers express themselves, you like beautiful people

Don't see it if you are homophobic or uncomfortable with nudity, you need a strong storyline, you prefer text-heavy shows

88
During previews
Black Light
West Village
Ambitious, Enchanting, Profound

See it if you are searching for a creative response to the strange times we live in. You like cabaret-style theatre and experimental work.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with explicitly liberal politics or drag as a form of self-expression. You hate audience interaction.

70
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Clever, Slow, Well-crafted

See it if you're interested in theatre, you like pie, you're already a fan of the movie, you like women-led theatre.

Don't see it if you're bored easily (I found it a little slow)

82
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of the children's book, you're bringing a family, you like to see some stage magic and a sweet story.

Don't see it if you have very small kids, you don't like a touch of absurdism, you want seriousness

95
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you like to laugh, you like Shakespeare or musical theatre, you aren't afraid of a little silliness.

Don't see it if you take everything seriously, you only like drama.

35
Disappointing, Edgy, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you have a very different experience than I did: most people loved this show!

Don't see it if you prefer classic-style musicals, you are disenchanted by things that seem to be very self-indulgent by the author

85
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like intense dramas, you're interested in the craft of great acting, you want to be absorbed into a dark story, you like moral ambiguity

Don't see it if you're easily triggered, you don't like dark material, plays about sexual abuse will upset you

60
Head of Passes
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a masterful performance by Phylicia Rashad, you like family dramas and allegorical theatre.

Don't see it if you are easily bored, your expectations are too high.

90
Great staging, Profound, Great acting

See it if you like highly staged and produced shows, you're interested in good writing, you tend to like drama and introspective work.

Don't see it if you tend to prefer more gritty theatre, you need a ton of action or humor to stay engaged.