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Reviews (51)
85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You like clever musicals with some great vocals and a little social commentary on our use of technology

Don't see it if You dislike musicals focused on teen angst and high school social ladders

79
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dizzying, Fluffy, Fun

See it if You like the idea of combining classical music and classic rock. You are ok handling sensory overload (lights and loud sound used).

Don't see it if You dislike the idea of covers and mashups/medleys or if you are looking for a show with a plot. This is pure concert.

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95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy thought-provoking plays. Make sure to Read Ibsen's "A Doll's House" first so that you understand the context. Only 90 minutes

Don't see it if you are looking for a child-friendly show (has profanity) or you aren't open to criticism of the institution of marriage. Not a musical.

80
Happy Karaoke Fun Time
East Village
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like improv and music. Actors are quick and work well together.

Don't see it if you don't like improv. Also, they have another improv group do an opening act for them. The night I saw was not a great opening act.

96
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Clever, Great staging, Masterful, Refreshing, Exquisite

See it if you want a totally unique theater experience. Audience member are immersed in the show and choose their own adventures.

Don't see it if you want a traditional sit in your seat show. This shows requires lots of movement as you follow actors around a warehouse.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Masterful, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you like immersive theater experiences. Takes place in a bar room and actors move throughout the audience. Great ambiance, acting, plot!

Don't see it if you want more traditional theater experience or if you aren't a fan of Scottish culture. may be inappropriate for kids (profanity/sexual)

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Riveting, Great staging, Funny

See it if you like a feel good show with good music and dancing.

Don't see it if you want surprise twists. The plot was a bit predictable.

93
Hilarious, Refreshing, Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you love all things Potter, have read the books more times than you can count and have seen the movies multiple times.

Don't see it if You aren't very familiar with the Harry Potter story or if you don't enjoy spoofs.

75
Falsettos
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want an all star cast performing a show that might have been more resonant 20 years ago. The 2nd act was much better than the first.

Don't see it if You want nonstop enjoyment. The first act was very slow and, with the exception of one or 2 scenes, kind of boring.

83
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You like old-school musicals. The music is nice and there are some fun dance numbers

Don't see it if you are looking for originality. The plot is fairly derivative and obvious.

84
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like irreverent takes on Shakespeare. This is a fun show made even more fun by alcohol.

Don't see it if you want a traditional Shakespeare experience or you want family friendly entertainment

95
Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy laughing for 90 minutes straight. This show is amazing with some really insightful writing!

Don't see it if you are offended by some irreverent and possibly blasphemous material

92
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like a fun, heartwarming show that will make you laugh.

Don't see it if you are looking for originality. The plot is a bit predictable at times. Some adult themes and language - may not be suitable for kids.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Great singing

See it if you are looking for a truly inspiring and poignant show with excellent music and some killer vocals.

Don't see it if This show deals with the topic of abuse. May not be appropriate for children.

80
Stomp
East Village
Dizzying, Resonant, Original, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like intricate rhythms and beats created by random objects

Don't see it if you want a more traditional type of performance. This show has no talking or singing. It's all about the beats

86
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you love ballet and jazz dance. this show has stunning choreography

Don't see it if you prefer singing to dancing. This show is very dance heavy.

93
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Great writing, Ambitious, Original

See it if you want a show that is absorbing, clever, and extremely entertaining with great dances. Family friendly. Go see this before it closes!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy the styles of Tim Minchin and Roald Dahl.

80
Dated, Indulgent, Overrated, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you love works by Andrew Lloyd Webber. You love beautiful music

Don't see it if you are looking for something a little less dated.

85
Delightful, Resonant, Great acting, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you want to revisit your past with this well -executed production of a classic.

Don't see it if you want an original show.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you're looking for a fun, dance in your seat, type of musical.

Don't see it if you are offended by cross-dressing

92
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you enjoy thought provoking plays

Don't see it if you are looking for mindless entertainment

100
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Must see, Clever

See it if you love or hate Shakespeare shakespeare, are looking for a show that will keep you laughing from beginning to end, and you love musicals.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy laughing, have never heard of William Shakespeare, or hate musicals.

93
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You love Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals. An excellent production that is beautifully staged.

Don't see it if You prefer new musicals over classics.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love Carole King music.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy jukebox musicals.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Enchanting

See it if you like big production numbers and extravagant costumes and set designs.

Don't see it if You like small intimate productions

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if shows about deaf culture interest you. Features a cast of excellent actors communicating verbally and by signing.

Don't see it if you will be too distracted by super-titles (used to translate the ASL dialogue). This is not a musical.

85
Loveless Texas
East Village
Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like a different type of musical with good acting and singing. With some work, this show could transfer to an off-Broadway venue.

Don't see it if You don't like country, bluegrass, or western music. You are easily annoyed by microphone issues. The sound system needs work.

83
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Cliched

See it if You are interested in lesser-known plays. Story is interesting but a bit predictable.

Don't see it if You don't like serious plays.

85
The View UpStairs
East Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in learning about an piece of LGBT history. This show has a lot of heart, some wonderful songs, & an intimate atmosphere.

Don't see it if You are not interested in LGBT history. With some reworking, this could transfer to Bdway. Sexual and profane language: not for children.

93
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Great writing

See it if you want a show that resonates. Great acting and writing make this one a winner.

Don't see it if you want lighthearted. Lots of levity but overall there are serious and even tragic undertones. Strong language: may not be child friendly.

80
Clever, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in shows with unique staging and lighting designs. I sat in the rear mezz, but the unique staging made it a perfect spot.

Don't see it if You want memorable scenes and songs. A few really great scenes but overall, the songs were boring. show's highlight is the stage design

79
Cats
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Strange, Overrated

See it if you want an entertaining evening. The dancing and singing are superb and the music is fun! A good show for children over the age of 7.

Don't see it if you want a story line that is insightful. The story is weird.

90
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you are looking for a unique theater experience. Acapella singing done well. Very relatable to NYers & all whose lives are "in transit"

Don't see it if you don't appreciate acappella or stories that follow multiple storylines that don't necessarily connect to each other.

75
During previews
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing, Intense

See it if Some themes resonate with modern audience. All-star cast does well with limiting material. Live music a plus.

Don't see it if It's a moderately interesting story but disappointing in its lack of character development or even a real rise and fall to the plot.

85
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like acrobatics and gymnastics. There are some jaw-dropping scenes in this show.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with compelling plots. The plot and songs are a bit banal but the circus acts more than make up for that.

40
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing, Insipid, Excruciating

See it if you have no standards or enjoy seeing very rough work. The singing was sometimes off key and the music was repetitive. Story was dull.

Don't see it if Don't see it. Only saving grace was that 2 of the actors had good voices. Unfortunately the music barely did them justice.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like a modern take on a Shakespeare classic. Very well done with excellent acting by an all-female cast.

Don't see it if you hate anachronistic productions of Shakespeare's shows

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Raunchy, Overrated, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you enjoy some fun songs and choreography.

Don't see it if Show is a bit risque. May not be suitable for children.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want a evocative performance with some wonderful songs and nostalgia thrown in. Family friendly but adults appreciate more.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in a back story behind the creation of Peter Pan

97
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want a thought-provoking show with some powerful and evocative scenes.

Don't see it if you want a more mindless form of entertainment.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want a really fun evening with some great music performed by incredibly talented kids.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Rock

90
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if you want family friendly, high energy entertainment.

Don't see it if you are a stickler about the movie - some things have been changed to adapt the script for the stage.

95
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you are interested in the nuanced and highly interesting back story of the Oslo Peace Accords between Israel and the PLO.

Don't see it if You are looking for an excuse to lambaste either side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. This show gives a balanced approach.

80
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if you love music by the Four Seasons!

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical that has more of a plot and that is less like a concert.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Resonant, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy funny musicals that still manage to make you think about relevant topics.

Don't see it if you want something family friendly. This is not Sesame Street! you are afraid of puppets.

85
Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Delightful, Intense

See it if you've never seen a production before or are looking for a well done production.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy long shows or if you would be disappointed by anything less spectacular than the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Mis.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Resonant

See it if you are looking for a unique theater in the round experience, and/or a thought-provoking, powerful show about identity and upbringing.

Don't see it if You want light, mindless entertainment.

93
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Original, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy great singing and dancing and don't mind a lot of crude humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a clean, family-friendly show.

97
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Fluffy

See it if You love Disney and want to see a staged production that does the story justice. Incredible costumes bring the production to life.

Don't see it if You hate Disney or are looking for something less wholesome and family oriented.

97
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy well staged plays

Don't see it if you are only interested in musicals.