BethyBroadway

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I am obsessed with theater, so I live in NYC to feed that passion. I love plays, musicals, Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway shows.
Reviews (37)
83
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like JPS. While this was not my favorite of his plays, the acting was excellent and they poured their souls into the performance.

Don't see it if If you can't tolerate foul language, violence, incest. If you are looking for something light and fluffy.

Also I too have to comment on the mother and the little girl that arrived l... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You like shows with multiple story lines, members of the cast playing instruments and stories about different cultures.

Don't see it if You don't like multiple story lines or you only like big flashy and happy musicals.

Also The song Answer Me is beyond beautiful.

90
Must see, Intense, Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if While I don't agree with the other reviewer on the show as a whole, we certainly agree that Brian Charles Rooney is a STAR!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy one-man shows or you are uncomfortable with LGBTQ topics.

Also I thought this was a fabulous production. Brian Charles Rooney acts an... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing

See it if You like great dialogue, a realistic, riveting performances and a play that will stay with you once you leave the theater.

Don't see it if You are not open-minded and accepting of same-sex relationships.

Also This play is so relevant due to the increase in shootings and the hate... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an uplifting and inspiring story that highlights shared humanity during the darkest of times. Great music and acting.

Don't see it if Although this is billed as a "9/12" show that does not focus on the tragedy of 9/11, it may be hard for some people to see.

Also I thought this was a beautiful story and I walked out of the theater f... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You enjoy plays that realistically portray dysfunctional families and the heartbreak when a parent has Alzheimer's Disease.

Don't see it if You require complete clarity throughout a play. There was some dialogue that I found confusing. If you have an issue with nudity.

Also There is a brief, but very satisfying nude scene : ) The acting is ver... Read more Read less

95
Joe's NYC Bar
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to have a great night out seeing something completely unique, entertaining and engrossing! MUST-SEE!

Don't see it if You do not like an immersive experience, improv, or you are not open-minded/willing to hear the opinions of others.

Also I am a HUGE theater geek and this was by far one of the most unique an... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You liked the movie and you enjoy shows with good music and kids. Such a fun show for kids and teens.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with kids.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great staging

See it if You enjoy a stellar cast; you like Jewish humor and you appreciate innovative staging; you can handle an emotional 2nd Act

Don't see it if You can't appreciate the struggle of the AIDS crisis.

100
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Refreshing, Must see, Original, Great singing

See it if This show will make you laugh, cry, gasp and smile - really big. Carmen Cusack, Paul Alexander Nolan, & the cast are sensational!

Don't see it if You don't like bluegrass music.

61
Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated, Slow, Great singing

See it if You love shows with a lot of dancing. If you liked the movie. If you like the music.

Don't see it if I know I am in the minority here, but I didn't love this show. I thought it was a little too long and didn't love the music.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You love this great story and want to see it come to life on stage. You enjoy incredible costumes and choreography. If you have kids.

Don't see it if You don't like to be in an audience with children.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of The Wizard of Oz. This is such an intelligent show and appeals to males, females and all ages. The music is incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like The Wizard of Oz... is that possible?!

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy great writing and incredible acting.

Don't see it if It would be too hard for you to watch someone battle Alzheimer's.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You like good music and a great story that will leave you feeling happy and inspired when you leave the show.

Don't see it if You are intolerant of drag queens. If so, sad for you because they make the show!

78
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see incredible acting.

Don't see it if If you feel you can't last through a 3 hour and 45 minute show with one intermission.

95
Absorbing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great singing

See it if You want to see future Tony winner, Cynthia Erivo belt like no other and bring you to tears.

Don't see it if You can't appreciate all kinds of love.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Riveting, Relevant, Original, Must see

See it if You like original and incredible work.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it, other than sky high prices : (

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy being engrossed in an intense story and great acting that will demand continued dialogue when the show is over.

Don't see it if You only enjoy happy plays that don't address serious topics/sad realities that still exist in our world today.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are interested in a story about the AIDS epidemic; brilliant writing; you like a show that makes you laugh and cry in equal measure.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the history of the AIDS epidemic; you are unable to follow multiple story lines or don't like long shows.

Also This production is beautiful and it is clear why it is the most Tony n... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You enjoy silly/ wash-over-me musicals that are meant to make you laugh. You will be signing, "All-right, all-right, all-right"

Don't see it if You don't like silly shows or want to see something deep or thought-provoking. You don't know Matthew McConaughey's history.

Also I will see anything with Queen Lesli and I adore Max Crumm, but I love... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want to see great musicals for a very reasonable price and you appreciate seeing musicals in various stages of development.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and/or are not open to original musicals.

85
The View UpStairs
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You like musicals based on true stories that are just as important now as they were when they occurred. You like an intimate theater.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with LGBT topics.

Also I was sad that I didn't know this story and really enjoyed the show. I... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of Broadway and London theater. It is a fun exhibit and can be done quickly or slowly depending on your preference.

Don't see it if You don't like exhibits depicting theater or you are expecting to see people singing or dancing. If you are not a fan of theater.

Also Show Score had a fantastic member event the night I saw it, so that ma... Read more Read less

92
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if To hear an astounding full orchestra. That makes it a must-see alone, but add in Glenn & Michael Xavier's performances & you have a winner.

Don't see it if You want an elaborate set and a lot of dancing. If you want a happy/wash-over-me musical. I don't love the story, but it is very well done.

Also (1) Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johnson are spectacular. ... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Resonant, Relevant

See it if If you love Jonathan Larsen! You enjoy Off Broadway productions in an intimate environment. So musch heart in these performances!

Don't see it if You didn't like RENT or rock music.

90
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

See it if You like the music of the Four Seasons. I always say this is the perfect show to take a man who may not otherwise enjoy music theater.

Don't see it if You don;t like the music of the Four Seasons and you are offended by swearing.

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like folk/ bluegrass music, this is a must-see. The cast is incredibly talented and they all play their own instruments.

Don't see it if You don't like folk/bluegrass music and or you are uncomfortable with the following topics: death, homosexuality and mixed race couples.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You really enjoy a fun show and want to leave feeling very happy. You are a fan of musicals. If you are a Shakespeare fan or not a fan!

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't like to laugh. You don't like outrageous humor.

97
Thought-provoking, Original, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy original shows that have wonderful music and are incredibly touching. You enjoy a serious show that is sad, but thought provoking

Don't see it if You are not a tolerant person of all kinds of love.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You have ever wanted a better understanding of autism. You enjoy incredible acting and fantastic staging and lighting.

Don't see it if I think this is a must-see!

90
Blackbird
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Jeff Daniels! Jeff Daniels! Jeff Daniels! Also, if you enjoy a show that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Don't see it if You would not be able to hear the story of an adult sexually abusing a minor.

98
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You are a Jessie Mueller or Sara Bareilles fan. You like a great musical that is touching and hysterical.

Don't see it if Can't think of any reason not to see it.

95
Clever, Great writing, Hilarious, Original, Raunchy

See it if You are a fan of South Park and enjoy a hysterical show with great music.

Don't see it if You are easily offended. In truth South Park fashion, this show offends everyone. If you can't handle that, don't waste your money.

72
Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You are a Gloria Estefan fan and want to see an entertaining show about her life.

Don't see it if You are not a Gloria Estefan fan.

85
The Humans
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Original, Great staging

See it if You appreciate Irish Catholic humor and jokes about NYC

Don't see it if You don't appreciate seeing what a real family looks like.

78
Noises Off
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if If you enjoy a farce, it is a must-see. 3 acts is long, but the build up to the final act is worth it.

Don't see it if You don't like slap stick/farce comedies.