BenElliottE

New York City | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (27)
76
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You really love Bob Dylan.

Don't see it if You really want to see a really tightly written musical.

Also This musical ALMOST works. Great cast, interesting subject, nice desig... Read more Read less

76
During previews
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Relevant, Great singing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You want to see a rarely performed classic.

Don't see it if You're not completely familiar with the show. The staging can be somewhat confusing.

Also The performances are wonderful, especially Rema Webb. Doyle's directio... Read more Read less

96
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You're looking for a classic piece of queer drama.

Don't see it if You're homophobic. Genuinely, there isn't a reason to not see this play otherwise.

Also To build off of what I just said, this is a play that can be loved by ... Read more Read less

97
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Exquisite, Must see

See it if You want to see a beautiful, human story brought to life by an ensemble of phenomenal actors.

Don't see it if A story that deals with dementia will hit too close to home.

Also Elaine May gives one of the greatest performances that I have ever see... Read more Read less

98
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You tend to like experimental theatre or if you like to see classic works looked at from a completely new point of view.

Don't see it if You like your musicals performed in a standard way.

Also This production of Oklahoma! is an experience. They've taken the show ... Read more Read less

87
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a sweet musical with a lovely score or if you're a Sara Bareilles fan.

Don't see it if You don't like sweet, quirky stories.

Also I'll start by saying that I saw this production with Katharine McPhee.... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You want to see a moving, fun musical with some of the most creative staging that I've ever seen.

Don't see it if You don't like immersive staging.

Also This is a perfect example of a great revival. Michael Arden, the direc... Read more Read less

73
Great staging, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You want to see a beautifully staged production of My Fair Lady.

Don't see it if You want to see a good cast perform this show.

Also I've always adored the Lincoln Center revivals. South Pacific and The ... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a rarely performed classic musical in a wonderfully intimate environment.

Don't see it if If you don't like John Doyle's minimalist/essentialist direction.

Also It's a joy to see and hear this show. It's been a much awaited revival... Read more Read less

96
Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Must see

See it if You love classic Broadway

Don't see it if You don't love old and classic musicals

Also Hello, Dolly! may be the greatest American comedy. It's sweet, touchin... Read more Read less

93
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You want to see a great lost gem of a musical.

Don't see it if You don't care for old musicals.

Also She Loves Me is such a beautiful little jewel box of a show. Everythin... Read more Read less

76
Entertaining, Great singing, Riveting, Raunchy, Intense

See it if You love big flashy dramas

Don't see it if You like smaller more nuanced theatre.

Also Miss Saigon is not a perfect show. It has moments that are really beau... Read more Read less

49
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like a happy and uplifting show and you don't particularly care about the quality of the writing.

Don't see it if You like your musicals well-written.

Also I was incredibly excited to see this show. I had heard raves about how... Read more Read less

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You love a great show with a great book and score and a great cast. Ben Platt is giving one of the greatest performances of all time.

Don't see it if Frankly everyone should see this show. It is in no way overrated. It is appropriately rated. It's brilliant and thought provoking.

Also The show is a wonderful conversation starter. It is a deeply complex s... Read more Read less

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Epic, Intense, Slow

See it if You want to see Glenda Jackson bring the house down at the age of 82.

Don't see it if You don't know King Lear or if you don't like Shakespeare.

Also I found this evening very confusing. I think most of it was due to the... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see three great comedic performers in a vaudevillian absurdist comedy or you just want to see some strange and different.

Don't see it if You want a show with a clear plot or if low-brow humor isn't your thing.

Also This is an odd one. Taylor Mac has written beautiful and funny dialogu... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You're a fan of political theatre or Brecht.

Don't see it if If you want to escape from what's happening out in the world right now for a night of theatre.

84
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Cliched

See it if You want to see an entertaining thriller.

Don't see it if You don't like thrillers or if you really want to see a super "original" play.

Also The Ferryman is a really riveting new play, but it's still riddled wit... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Confusing, Fluffy

See it if You grew up with SpongeBob or if you just want a fun evening of fluffy entertainment.

Don't see it if You don't like SpongeBob or if you want to see something deep or thought provoking.

Also Look, this isn't a great musical or even really a very good musical. I... Read more Read less

89
Riveting, Epic, Great singing, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see one of the great, classic musicals or if you're a Sondheim fan or a fan of immersive theatre.

Don't see it if You want a simple, fluffy evening of theatre or if you're not a Sondheim fan.

Also The staging of this production really is ambitious. It doesn't always ... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a brilliantly acted, nuanced and touching new musical.

Don't see it if You don't like slow, quiet, thought provoking pieces of theatre.

Also I love to see a new musical that really ignores the "rules." It's a ve... Read more Read less

1
Great singing, Great writing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to hear this score beautifully sung by a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if If you're a fan of Carousel.

Also I was ridiculously excited for this revival. This is truly an incredib... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You love great acting and great writing or if you love a great epic or if you want to see the greatest American play.

Don't see it if You don't like to sit in a theatre for a long time even if the show infront of you is downright incredible.

Also I'm serious when I say that this is the greatest American play. The wr... Read more Read less

94
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Profound, Intense

See it if You want to see some great acting and singing.

Don't see it if If you only care about spectacle.

Also Cynthia Erivo. That is all.... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals of this century.

Don't see it if You don't care about great theatre

Also Fun Home is a brilliant musical. The score is great, the cast is great... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You love beautiful, thought-provoking, and brilliant theatre.

Don't see it if You like spectacle and you don't care about the writing of the show.

Also Sunday in the Park with George is one of the finest musicals ever writ... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Great staging, Riveting, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy innovative and immersive theatre.

Don't see it if You like an old fashioned musical with simple tunes.

Also The Great Comet is really quite a remarkable show. Malloy's score is u... Read more Read less