Ashley Hufford

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I see a lot of theater.
Reviews (65)
86
Fleabag
Soho/Tribeca
Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting
April 1st, 2019

See it if you like seeing a thoroughly messy character do thoroughly messed up things. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is flawless.

Don't see it if you can't handle crude jokes and lots of implied sex - you don't like an anti-hero

75
Daddy
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Absorbing
April 1st, 2019

See it if you love Alan Cumming and want to see a thought-provoking performance. This show is intense, but fasinating.

Don't see it if nudity or sexuality bother you. You want a more straightforward story

70
Cliched, Quirky, Great singing, Funny
March 28th, 2019

See it if you love Scotland, Rachel Chavkin, & the Bengsons. It's entertaining, but it's heavy-handed. We get it we should all listen to each-other.

Don't see it if you're looking for a tradition show. You don't want to hear about the dangers of climate change, fracking, & guns

100
During previews
Epic, Enchanting, Romantic, Great singing, Ambitious
March 26th, 2019

See it if you want to see masterfully storytelling & stunning music. I've never seen anything like this and it blew me away.

Don't see it if you hate folk music.

100
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant
March 25th, 2019

See it if This is the most important show to come out this season. It's a must see for everyone. I learned so much.

Don't see it if go see it.

85
Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing, Enchanting
March 25th, 2019

See it if you want to see a hilarious, incredibly cheorgraphed classic - also Kelli O'Hara is everything

Don't see it if you don't like the classics

65
Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great singing, Ambitious
March 25th, 2019

See it if you want to watch George Salazar & Jason Tam be phenomenal or you want to see what the teens are enjoying

Don't see it if this show is about an obnoxious, privileged kid who thinks he deserves a lot of things - everyone is one dimensional. I don't get the hype

95
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Ambitious
March 25th, 2019

See it if you want a truly unique & beautiful take on a classic show that doesn't shy away from the problematic parts. Truly incredible.

Don't see it if You want your grandma's Oklahoma

85
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
March 19th, 2019

See it if you want to see 82-year-old Glenda Jackson's game-changing Lear. Also Russell Harvard's beautiful performance in ASL.

Don't see it if You don't dig Shakespeare - despite it's modernized setting & incredible performances ...it's still Shakespeare

65
Great acting, Dated, Great staging, Cliched
February 27th, 2019

See it if you love Jeff Daniels & Aaron Sorkin. The show is well paced & beautifully staged, but misses the nuance of TKAM

Don't see it if You're a big fan of the TKAM book, Atticus is the lead of this adaptation, not Scout.

95
Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Hilarious, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful
February 26th, 2019

See it if you want to see real word wizards at work (I got lucky with Lin Manuel Miranda and Daveed Diggs as the guests, but EVERYONE is brilliant)

Don't see it if you're looking for a show - this is more of a concert but wonderful

90
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky
February 26th, 2019

See it if you're a single, jewish, new yorker! It's a joy for everyone, but that demo will LOVE it the most!

Don't see it if you hate feeling happy

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Romantic, Funny
February 26th, 2019

See it if you're looking for a delightful musical about female friendship choke-full of movie references. It's a blast.

Don't see it if you hate chick flicks

95
The Light
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting
February 20th, 2019

See it if you want to see an important piece of theater that will start an intense and important discussion - but is still filled with grace & humor.

Don't see it if you want something light and happy

50
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing
February 19th, 2019

See it if you love Kate Baldwin - this show has so much potential, but just doesn't quite work. I hope they figure it out because I love the premise.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully ready musical - this feels unfinished.

95
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing
February 19th, 2019

See it if you want a unique, fun, original show with a banging score and hilarious book (also surprisingly emotional!) One of my favorites this year!

Don't see it if you don't like musicals about high schoolers... or fun

50
Red State Blue State
West Village
Cliched, Indulgent, Funny
February 14th, 2019

See it if you love Colin's sense of humor and you want another show about an white older guy yelling about things. Some funny stuff is buried in there

Don't see it if If you're looking for nuanced, poltical humor

85
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Great singing, Ambitious
February 11th, 2019

See it if you're looking for one the most beautifully staged shows you've ever seen. The way the cast moves together to build the world is wild.

Don't see it if the plot is a little confusing, and the set up a bit vague, but there is so much promise and I can't wait to see where it goes.

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Great acting
February 7th, 2019

See it if you want dazzling costumes, big voices and a superb performance by Stephanie J. Block - I went in liking Cher and left obsessed with her

Don't see it if you hate Cher's music or biopic musicals

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Clever
February 6th, 2019

See it if you love Sondheim & want to understand the cult classic of Merrily

Don't see it if you want a traditional, standard musical. Don't love Sondheim.

90
Great acting, Resonant, Emotional
January 25th, 2019

See it if you want a thoroughly engaging beautiful play filled with hope, pain, laughter, & stunning music.

Don't see it if You're looking for a light hearted comedy or you don't like shows about teens.

95
Nassim
Midtown W
Refreshing, Riveting, Quirky
January 14th, 2019

See it if you're looking for a totally different experience and you want to witness human connection at it's most unique

Don't see it if You want a "traditional show." Don't enjoy interactive theater.

70
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Dated, Cliched
January 5th, 2019

See it if you love Bryan Cranston. He is phenomenal, but every scene without him falls flat. The cameras are incredible but start to feel like a stunt

Don't see it if You're not obsessed with Bryan Cranston. He's the reason to see this show.

95
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Intense
December 26th, 2018

See it if you're looking for an important, challenging piece of commentary. Heidi Schreck gives her soul to this and you can feel it.

Don't see it if You're looking for a tradtional play.

65
Slow, Thought-provoking, Cliched
December 26th, 2018

See it if you love Kerry Washington.

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful commentary on a real issue in this world. This show is trying to make an important point, but doesn't suceed.

75
Funny, Great acting, Cliched
December 21st, 2018

See it if you love the actors in it and you want a refreshing take on a topic you've heard before

Don't see it if You get offended easily or are looking for a musical

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic
December 21st, 2018

See it if This is the best magic show i've ever been too. The tricks are incredible and I was astonished. Would go again!

Don't see it if You don't like magic or want to see a show with a plot

90
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant
December 21st, 2018

See it if you want to see a fresh take on a familiar story. Glenn Close is masterful & Grace Van Patten might be my favorite Joan i've seen.

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy story. This is about the mother of Joan of Arc. It ends the same way. Bring tissues.

100
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting
December 12th, 2018

See it if you want an innovate, creative and moving experience. One of the coolest stories and stagings i've ever seen.

Don't see it if you want a commerical story

95
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting
December 12th, 2018

See it if you're looking for an interesting, hilarious & compelling story that both feels "of its time" but also relevant and painful in today's world

Don't see it if you're looking for an easy watch. This story digs deep and can be quite painful, but worth every minute.

50
Cliched, Fluffy, Great singing
December 12th, 2018

See it if you love American Idol & Christmas

Don't see it if you're looking for any sort of story, content or staging. This show feels like a joke, but I did smile a bunch.

50
Slow, Thought-provoking, Boring
December 5th, 2018

See it if you want to see a play with music and you don't mind a super slow paced story.

Don't see it if This show is 90 minutes and feels endless.

90
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Epic, Great staging, Must see
December 5th, 2018

See it if you want to see an incredibly beautiful, well done, slightly cheesy, but ultimately masterfully done show.

Don't see it if You're looking for a game-changing, unique piece of theater.

40
Great singing, Cliched, Banal
December 4th, 2018

See it if you like shows you could see on a cruise or LOVE donna summers

Don't see it if you like theater

75
Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic
December 4th, 2018

See it if you loved the movie and want to be entertained for two hours. Also if you love Andy Karl and Samantha Barks.

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful theater or hated the movie. This show is fun, but that's about it.

70
Hilarious, Quirky, Too long
December 4th, 2018

See it if you loved the Mean Girls movie/high school/Tina Fey

Don't see it if you're looking for meaningful theater.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious
December 4th, 2018

See it if you loved the Mean Girls movie/high school dramas/great female characters

Don't see it if you hated Mean Girls and movies turned musicals

69
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Puppets
December 4th, 2018

See it if you want to see an incredible monkey puppet - it's the only reason to see this show and it is worth the cost.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a giant ape

75
Enchanting, Cliched, Great staging
December 4th, 2018

See it if you love Frozen

Don't see it if you hate Frozen

50
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Dated, Overrated
December 4th, 2018

See it if you love the music of Chicago

Don't see it if you're looking for more than a cabaret of songs you like.

75
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Confusing
December 4th, 2018

See it if you want to see why teenagers all over the world are obsessed with this show and/also George Salazar

Don't see it if you don't like high school or Sci-Fi

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Interesting
December 4th, 2018

See it if you want an incredibly well done jukebox musical. I thought I didn't Carol King, but I knew nearly every sinlge song.

Don't see it if you want an orginal musical

90
Fun, Great singing, Energetic, Hilarious
December 4th, 2018

See it if you're looking for something entirely fun and completely different. You'll dance in your seat.

Don't see it if you hate Jukebox musicals and shows with crazy plots.

75
Great staging, Funny, Fluffy
December 4th, 2018

See it if you love the movie & want to see some really talented kids.

Don't see it if you hate movies turned musicals

96
Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Dated
December 4th, 2018

See it if you're looking for a beautiful score, incredible dancing, and stunning staging. This is a Broadway classic.

Don't see it if you don't want to see classic theater and are offended by overt classism/sexism.

87
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic
December 4th, 2018

See it if you want a fun show with great music and incredible pie

Don't see it if you don't like pop scores

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing
December 4th, 2018

See it if you want a beautiful, energetic, interesting, incredible staged piece of diverse theater.

Don't see it if you don't love musicals or magic.

75
Ambitious, Hilarious, Great writing
December 4th, 2018

See it if You're into raunchy, hilarious, slight-insulting theater and/or you love south park

Don't see it if You don't want to feel awkward or uncomfortable or hate the humor of South Park

98
Delightful, Riveting, Refreshing
December 4th, 2018

See it if you're looking for a feel good, beautiful, fast paced show that gives you the feels

Don't see it if You're looking for a drama.

94
Great staging, Exquisite, Fluffy
December 4th, 2018

See it if you love Disney, The Lion King and masterful puppetry

Don't see it if you're looking for resonate, thought provotoing theater.