Austin K

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  Student in New York City with a love for musical theatre.
Reviews (40)
75
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of the Temptations. The music and story are great.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the jukebox musical.

Also I found this to be done very similarly to Jersey Boys. However the con... Read more Read less

75
Dated, Romantic, Slow, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of Kelli O'Hara, Cole Porter's legendary music, and great choreography.

Don't see it if standard Musical Theatre is not your scene.

Also I think this show was great for its time when first produced but now t... Read more Read less

55
Ambitious, Quirky, Excruciating, Dizzying

See it if you are a fan of crowd-funded musicals and internet cults.

Don't see it if Literally, there's nothing good about it. The music is forgettable on top of the plot. The story is horrible.

Also This show is literally a teenage boy's wet dream. It should've just st... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Funny

See it if you are curious to see how they made such an iconic film into a semi-mediocre musical.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical that has memorable lyrics or hate film to stage adaptations.

Also I went on the first preview and walking in I knew that the show would ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you are a huge fan of Cher. You want to see the Bob Mackie costumes brought to life.

Don't see it if you are done with the jukebox musical. Won't be for you.

Also I think it's come a long way from Chicago. The performances are amazin... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Slow, Confusing, Dated, Great dancing

See it if you are a fan of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic show

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the story or message of the show.

Also It's a very outdated piece of theatre which is why it was interesting ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of Donna Summer's music and want to know more about her story!

Don't see it if you don't like jukebox musicals!

Also I found this to be one of the best jukebox musicals there is to date a... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Overrated, Cliched

See it if a fan of Pasek and Paul.

Don't see it if the main character using his anxiety to fake being Connor's friend after his death to get romantically involved w/ his sis is wrong.

55
Slow, Overrated, Insipid, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of minimalist pieces.

Don't see it if are looking for a musical that has big musical numbers

95
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Epic

See it if you're a fan of the show

Don't see it if not a fan of Spongebob

90
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you are looking to bring up your spirits during these dark times.

Don't see it if you like Trump. It goes against everything he stands for.

75
Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of the original. Holds truth.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a straight-forward plot.

60
Disappointing, Cute, Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you like Phillipa Soo and are a fan of the movie. It's a good adaptation.

Don't see it if looking for music to be memorable. There's nothing that really stands out in the show.

75
Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You want to see two broadway icons, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Beautiful costumes too.

Don't see it if You are looking for the next best musical. Music is good, but not great.

65
Entertaining, Relevant, Quirky, Intense, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show with great performances. Everyone is sub-par at best.

85
Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You love great singing and a powerful story that resonates to our current society.

Don't see it if You don't like a sung-through musical.

90
Entertaining, Refreshing, Great dancing, Fast paced

See it if You love the music of Gloria Estefan and want to know more about her story and how she became so successful.

Don't see it if you think that this is a show where they Conga for 2.5 hours because it is not.

85
Enchanting, Dated, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the classical musical theatre genre. Not a complex story at all and easy to follow. A wonderful cast as well.

Don't see it if You are more into the contemporary theatre scene. You won't get as much out of it unlike someone who loves golden age theatre.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the movie and love a strong female character. Jessie Mueller is phenomenal in this show and so are Kaela, Kimiko, and Chris

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are too dramatic and heavy on the issue.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You want to see some of the best acting in a musical on Broadway this season. Also if you enjoy a show that mocks the '80s

Don't see it if Not a fan of blood or electro-music

80
Quirky, Slow, Great writing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if looking for a great musical comedy based on the classic film. It's DIFFERENT than the film, but still keeps the same heart of it.

Don't see it if you are a fan of a slow-moving show. The direction and pace are very slow. Most of the music is forgettable except for Sandy's song.

95
Must see, Profound, Great acting, Great singing, Epic

See it if you love Greek mythology, are intrigued by Rachel Chavkin's work, and are looking for a powerful story.

Don't see it if There's literally no reason to not see this.

Also I truly believe that this musical will go down in history as one of th... Read more Read less

70
Romantic, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie and are huge fans of Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, and Orfeh. They really are doing the most and giving great performances.

Don't see it if you are looking for the next best film to stage adaptation. The show plays it safe, but the music is forgetable.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you enjoy quirky humor. Also if you like original musicals with a relevant story/issue.

Don't see it if you are not a huge fan of theatre. There's a lot of musical theatre jokes made. Also if you're homophobic.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you are a fan of the original production. Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz, Harry Hadden-Paton, and a majority of the cast are superb.

Don't see it if it's a very long musical. Three hours to be exact. You aren't a fan of the golden-age theatre genre.

Also I personally thought that this was on the Best Revivals I have seen in... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Cliched

See it if you are a fan of the movie

Don't see it if you are done with the film to stage adaptations.

Also Not all the lines in the movie are there such as "Boo you whore!" or "... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Enchanting, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of the Disney movie

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a lot of thoughtfulness and meaning.

90
Clever, Great staging, Great singing, Epic, Must see

See it if You are a fan of Sondheim and the original production. Immersive staging really adds to production.

Don't see it if You don't like seeing blood on stage (not a lot but it's there) and don't like interactive bits in shows.

85
Great writing, Intense, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in seeing Russian history portrayed on stage in a thought provoking manner

Don't see it if you're not a fan of non-linear shows that bounce back and forth between time

90
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if you enjoyed Michael Arden's take on Spring Awakening. A fan of musicals that have a message and meaning behind the text.

Don't see it if you're looking for memorable music

100
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Funny

See it if literally just go see it. Everything about it was perfect.

Don't see it if There literally is nothing bad about this show unless you don't like golden age musicals.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Clever

See it if great acting, Andy does a fantastic job even with a torn ACL. Looking for a humorous show.

Don't see it if the music is good, but not great.

Also Was not expecting to enjoy this show as much as I did. One of the best... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Slow, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You are a fan of the movie even though they took away some things and added it.

Don't see it if You are looking for a show that makes you think.

Also Christy Altamore gives a phenomenal performance as Anya and proves why... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Great singing, Quirky, Slow, Disappointing, Bad direction

See it if You are fans of Laura Osnes, Beth Leavel, and Corey Cott.

Don't see it if You are looking for the world's next best musical.

Also The music is unforgettable. The book is horrible. A bunch of forced jo... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Must see, Great singing

See it if You are a Glenn Close fan and want to see her Tony Award Winning Performance. ALW's best score.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a show that makes you think heavily.

75
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you can relate to the story of having a father who was secretly gay.

Don't see it if you are homophobic or do not like a linear story.

65
Cliched, Funny, Overrated, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of the Disney movie and James Monroe Iglehart's Tony Award Winning Performance.

Don't see it if You do not like cliches and a cheesy script. Or if you don't like when characters are not introduced until the last 20 minutes of the show.

95
Entertaining, Epic, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You are ready to give $100+ to see one of the greatest pieces of theatre in the last 5 years. Everything about this show will amaze you.

Don't see it if You are not ready to give up $100 or just don't know what Hamilton really is.

75
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You have kids or are a fan of the novel or love a good musical with great musical numbers.

Don't see it if You are into deeper thought provoking shows.

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing, Masterful, Must see

See it if Cynthia Erivo is the best performer on Broadway this season. You want to see a story told without the big production numbers.

Don't see it if You're a racist