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Reviews (31)
Mediocre, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You loved the movie.

Don't see it if The music/lyrics were poor and the show was neither particularly funny nor sexy. It was not terrible, just not terribly good.

Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You are ready to hear great singing, a fascinating concept and wonderful staging. This was a joy from beginning to end. Must see.

Don't see it if If you need a traditional Broadway musical sound and script to have a good night at the theater you might not like this modernistic show.

Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You are ready for an intense, dark two person play with amazing writing and heavy themes. The show is short and the drama is powerful.

Don't see it if You want a light, happy, fluffy show. This is a dark mystery drama and will make you think right up to the very last minute.

Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You are up for some crazy good staging, infectious music, and a quirky story. The critics didn’t like it but audiences love it!

Don't see it if You want to very traditional story and musical. This is a quirky fun offbeat story.

Great singing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You like lavish spectacle without story, pop music and broad jokes, great sets and don't care about plot or continuity

Don't see it if You like a story that is intelligent, character development or want something deeper than glitz.

Overrated, Great singing, Banal

See it if A wafer-thin biography of a pop star appeals to you. Star gives AMAZING initiation of Tina Turner - superb performance; cookie cutter show.

Don't see it if You want to see anything more than a glorified pop concert or yet another in Broadway's endless parade of jukebox musical biographies.

Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want a fast, smart, funny, creative show that’s wonderful for all ages. Definitely recommended for people who have a great imagination.

Don't see it if You were looking for a big Broadway production. This is small and imaginative rather than large and over the top.

During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Predictable, Overrated, Insipid, Great acting, Cliched

See it if Go see this show if you want to see the movie again. Or if you want to see a dynamic performance by the great Santino Fontana.

Don't see it if You prefer original, modern, thought provoking musicals. There’s nothing terribly wrong & nothing terribly interesting in this movie rehash

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if What a hilarious show! A clever concept, beautifully executed, fast and funny. “Omelette” got a standing ovation in the middle of Act One!

Don't see it if You prefer serious musicals or if you don’t like silly, fast, over the top comedy.

On The Town
Midtown W
Funny, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if This beautiful production is a must see for everyone who loves the history of Broadway and appreciates classic theater musicals.

Don't see it if You want something edgy or filled with special effects. This is a beautiful staging of an old musical

Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love beautiful music, spectacular performances, ingenious sets, romance and humor.

Don't see it if You need big production numbers, tap dancing chorus lines or flashy special effect. This is a small, intimate, beautiful & romantic musical

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if This is one of the most brilliant shows I’ve seen in 35 years of going to Broadway. Brilliant music, amazing staging, and fabulous script.

Don't see it if You are unwilling to listen to music that is written in hip-hop and rap style

Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like very fast, very funny plays. The pace and timing of the brilliant ensemble is breathtaking! The show is just funny!

Don't see it if You don’t like fast-paced silly humor

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like original music, an unpredictable story, and a musical that sometimes has a difficult theme.

Don't see it if You only want a happy, light, and fluffy musical. If you like predictable jukebox musicals, you will not like this show.

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if This brilliant revival updates a classic show without changing the work. It demonstrates what Shaw was really trying to say.

Don't see it if You are expecting only to see the Audrey Hepburn sanitized movie version.

The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if This is a mesmerizing play. It evolve slowly, in real time, gradually revealing this serious issues at its core

Don't see it if This is a very long play. You need to be able to listen to highly accented English for well over three hours.

Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You are ready for a great mystery with fabulous acting & brilliant directing. The show started off on a high note and got better from there!

Don't see it if You are not into mysteries or you need a musical. If you love great dramas, don’t miss this wonderful production.

West Side Story
Midtown W
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if if you are comfortable with the casting of a sexual harasser in a lead role and you go to live theater to watch giant video screens.

Don't see it if If you want to see a show that makes sense and it’s not an indulgent mess with a repulsive casting decision and overwhelming use a video

Come from Away (London)
Charing Cross
Must see, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if The London production is as beautiful as the Broadway smash. Great cast, superb direction & of course, a powerful story. Highly recommend!

Don't see it if You want escapism or if 9/11 is a trigger for you.

Overrated, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You don’t believe the professional critics who have savaged the show. It’s not as bad as the reviews have indicated

Don't see it if You want to see the story as dickens wrote it, or you expect to see LaChanze and Andrea Martin in prominent roles. They bothhave cameos.

During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to be challenged, consider real-life issues and hear an amazing score in a dynamic new format. Amazing production!

Don't see it if You want something cheerful, light, happy and shallow. You don't want to be presented with serious issues or if you dislike pop music.

Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if This is such a beautiful, understated and powerful musical. The emotion is so real. See it if you want an emotional, uplifting experience.

Don't see it if You need glitzy costumes, jukebox tunes, or don’t want an emotional experience at the theater. If you just want Lightness, stay away!

Great singing, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You are open to the idea that what you expect from a Rogers and Hammerstein production is not what you’re going to get.

Don't see it if You want to see the Oklahoma your grandmother loved. This is something new and different and beautiful. But not for conservative taste.

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Honeymoon in Vegas
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Clever

See it if Jason Robert Brown has yet to have a real hit on BroadwayHD. This one should’ve been it. An old-fashioned musical, completely entertaini

Don't see it if You don’t like the feeling of an old-fashioned Broadway extravaganza. If you need more serious content, this would not be the right show.

Great writing, Inspiring, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love fabulous singing and enjoy socially relevant stories with a religious setting.

Don't see it if You need to tap dancing chorus lines or the music of an 80s pop star to enjoy a musical

Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You love original music, brilliant staging, vibrant performances and a thrilling story. The staging was absolutely breathtaking

Don't see it if You only want to hear music that you’ve already heard or you need a tap dancing chorus line to feel that you’ve been to a great musical.

Great singing, Banal, Great dancing, Confusing, Cliched

See it if Yet another ho-hum jukebox musical. It’s not terrible. It’s not great. It’s predictable and unremarkable.

Don't see it if You want an original story, want to hear original music, want to see a plot that isn’t similar to a dozen other shows.

King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Insipid, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You like being part contractions with giant animatronic animals.

Don't see it if Do you like good music, great story, and a great script. The show is really really bad despite the impressive puppet

Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if One of the most original and unique story lines in the musical appeals to you. There’s no big production numbers, just absorbing music/plot

Don't see it if You need tap dancing chorus lines or the familiar music of the 80s divas to enjoy a musical

Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You think the music of Cher is brilliant.

Don't see it if You’re expecting anything other than a costume musical that worships Cher. A vanity project gone amuck. Boring, dumb, repetitive drek.

During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if “Kiss Me Kate” actually won the very first Tony award ever given for best musical. This revival is good, but not great.

Don't see it if Kelly O’Hara can do no wrong. The rest of the cast is not at her level. And the show is played jokier than normal