Benj

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  Native New Yorker who enjoys binge-watching theater as much as I enjoy binge-watching Netflix. It just costs more.
Reviews (25)
80
Skintight
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if a story of beauty, age, sex, image and family appeals to you. Fans of Joshua Harmon are in for a treat in his latest!

Don't see it if characters talking about themselves and their problems is not your thing.

65
Romantic, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you'd like to see a live production of this once-groundbreaking play.

Don't see it if a slow night at the theater is discouraging to you.

50
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you're looking to hear some Donna Summer songs sung well live... #hotstuff

Don't see it if you're hoping for a well-done showcase of Donna Summer's life, times and music.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a quiet little musical with a huge heart. The story sizzles slowly but ultimately leaves you breathless.

Don't see it if you need a plot-driven, conflict heavy piece of theater. The show quite literally tells you "not much happens" before it beings.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Transcendent, Refreshing

See it if you want to witness a magical evening of brilliant stagecraft and storytelling. A breath of fresh air on Broadway.

Don't see it if you dislike the Harry Potter series. However, the show is enjoyable even if you are unfamiliar with the source material.

85
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Carole King's catalogue or a well-crafted jukebox musical.

Don't see it if you dislike Carole King's catalogue or a well-crafted jukebox musical.

55
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Disappointing, Romantic, Charming

See it if you enjoy quirky, colorful stagings or the film it is based on.

Don't see it if you are expecting a replica of the film or if you want more than just a charming, simple story.

95
Ambitious, Epic, Must see

See it if you enjoy immersive theater, re-imaginings of a classic tale or feeling ALIVE as the story unfolds around you.

Don't see it if you're turned off by an immersive environment, you aren't a fan of pie, you can't figure out how to get to Barrow St. Theater.

Also MUST. SEE.... Read more Read less

70
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a dark, history-lesson-esque night at the theatre.

Don't see it if You dislike plays with music, true stories or shows with a dark ending.

Also The story being told is one of great stature in the history of theatre... Read more Read less

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Brilliant, Absorbing, Transcendant, Fresh, Extraordinary

See it if you want your socks rocked off from start to finish.

Don't see it if you dislike American history, hip-hop or a fresh, new way of seeing musicals.

90
Thank God For Jokes
East Village
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy comedy by the hilarious and ever-entertaining Mike Birbigs - his story-telling and comedic ticks can make almost anyone laugh.

Don't see it if You dislike being called out for being late to a show.

100
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Original, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You like bluegrass music, a simple production, brilliant storytelling… or if have a heart.

Don't see it if Bluegrass isn't your thing.

90
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Epic, Hilarious

See it if You're a fan of Shakespeare. You're a fan of musicals. You're a fan of theater. You're a fan of Broadway. You like to laugh. Literally.

Don't see it if You have a bland sense of humor, don't enjoy crude jokes or if you are a Shakespeare snob ;-)

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Resonant

See it if you're in the mood for some great performances by a spectacular group of actors or have any interest in a fresh take on this classic play.

Don't see it if a 2-hour play watching relationships unfold during a birthday party sounds like something that would bore you.

100
Epic, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a masterful production of this most epic piece in FULL.

Don't see it if ...there's no reason NOT to see this.

60
Entertaining, Silly, Dizzy

See it if you need to sit back with a frozen margarita in hand and be entertained after a long day. Or if you're a Buffett fan, of course.

Don't see it if you're looking for something profound or thought-provoking. Leave those needs at the door for this one!

75
Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in the journey of Saint Joan in a well-staged, beautifully acted production.

Don't see it if lengthy period-plays are a bore to you, although this one has some twists and turns that makes it refreshing and keeps things interesting.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Indulgent, Magical

See it if you're in the mood for a little Disney magic on stage!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy screen-to-stage adaptations, Disney magic or a princess story.

65
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Cliched

See it if you enjoy a story about a war vet and his buddies forming a band and competing in a national competition. I mean, c'mon!?

Don't see it if a storyline of above war vet coming home and falling in love with his deceased friend's widow offends you (this ain't for you!)

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Indulgent, Quirky, Delicious

See it if you enjoy a masterful score by Sara Bareilles or a fluffy, warm, fresh baked pie.

Don't see it if you're not a ~diner person (or not a fan of screen-to-stage musical adaptations)

Also A light and delicious treat from start to finish, Waitress is a feel-g... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the six degrees rule and/or a smartly written, wonderfully acted show. The cast is top-notch.

Don't see it if you don't like thought-provoking productions of brilliant plays.

Also Janney, Hickey and Hawkins are a true delight in this, as is the suppo... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you'd like to live forever ;-) (aka if you enjoy magical & quirky experiences at the theater)

Don't see it if your imagination can't overlook a silly, whimsical thrill ride of a new musical.

90
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the Alex Timbers style with a brilliant staging and want to experience a great revival of this rarely-scene production.

Don't see it if you are unable to let your imagination run wild or dislike whimsical shows.

95
For a previous production
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Intense, Resonant

See it if You enjoy touching musicals with an edgy side. Pasek & Paul have done it again with a brilliant score and their staging is smart.

Don't see it if I can't think of a single reason not to give this new show a chance. People are going to absolutely adore this show.

92
During previews
Dry Powder
East Village
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if ...you like theater that is thought-provoking, entertaining and employs men in suits.

Don't see it if You aren't good with numbers.