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New York City | 50-64 | Female
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Reviews (184)
78
For a previous production
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if enjoy cute, kid/family friendly holiday themed shows. The original Broadway cast was the best, well Sebastian Arcelus made a great buddy

Don't see it if are not a fan of quirky, cutesy shows or if you are afraid you may leave singing/humming "The Story of Buddy the Elf"

84
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant

See it if enjoy original work, a bit outside the box, a docu-dramedy with an excellent cast and some audience participation.

Don't see it if Looking for a straight forward drama driven play with a cut and dry plot.

82
For a previous production
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy well acted/played dramas based on historical events.

Don't see it if you prefer a light-hearted show or comedy.

63
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of any one of these playwrights and want to see their early, lesser shown work. Or if you enjoy the absurd

Don't see it if like to know what is going on or if you prefer traditional theatre.

72
Entertaining, Romantic, Fluffy, Dated, Great singing

See it if like cute, romantic, old fashioned musicals.

Don't see it if are looking for something more than a light hearted musical.

84
Original, Absorbing, Edgy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy well written musicals, definitely one of Duncan Sheik's best work.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to coming of age/sexuality subject matter.

79
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy new original work, a futuristic thriller, and a great cast.

Don't see it if are looking for something light, fun or fluffy.

80
During previews
Original, Entertaining, Outstanding performances & music, Book/story needs work

See it if enjoy original musicals with amazing, top-notch performances/vocals. Stew & Heidi are on to something here hope they continues to progress

Don't see it if you are not a fan of gospel/rock music. As is, the music/performances are the best part. The story needs work, lacks cohesiveness/clarity.

72
Cute, Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Beautiful dance scenes

See it if have kids or are a kid at heart. Great family show and a great way to encourage kids to read & love musical theatre, as well as dance.

Don't see it if do not like shows stemmed from a children's book or that attract younger audience.

87
Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if enjoy original musicals and well told stories and enjoy the style of music.

Don't see it if Just see it! Even if you are not a fan of Rap, Salsa and/or HipHop give this a shot.

81
Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if enjoy intense drama with conflict about racism, perception, religion and relationships.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light hearted comedy.

85
During previews
Original, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy family drama's with deep & intense story lines played by a wonderfully talented cast. Avoid 1st 2 rows, especially the outer seats

Don't see it if are looking for light hearted story or you do not like stages set in the center of the audience.

85
Original, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if enjoy a heartfelt, one man show of song and storytelling.

Don't see it if you are looking for an old fashioned musical fill with song and dance.

53
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Eugene O'Neill's work & are looking to see how long you can make 65 minutes feel.

Don't see it if are looking for a good time feel good story.

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, writing & staging, Original

See it if you are looking for a family friendly musical with a heartfelt story & wonderful dance numbers

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie or if you do not care for family dramas, coming of age stories.

84
Original, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if enjoy heartfelt, historical dramas well played by a wonderful cast. Salute to the Tuskegee Airman with much Patriotic Pride.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted comedy or musical.

77
Great acting, Original, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if ever get the opportunity to see Chita Rivera on stage in this again or an equivalent great & enjoy musicals with a dark story.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted musical with huge dance numbers.

60
Excellent cast, Slow, Disappointing, Unmemorable musical numbers

See it if you are a fan of any of the great cast or you must see the classic story.

Don't see it if are expecting a wonderful musical with big memorable musical numbers.

71
Great acting, Intense, Hugh jackman, Disappointing play, Slow

See it if Hugh Jackman is in it, or some other great actor who is pleasant to watch for 90+ minutes. Play has plenty of room for improvement.

Don't see it if you like explanations/mysteries answered.

79
Original, Funny, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if enjoy a fun light hearted family dreamed. Original Broadway cast was superb.

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep story or an old school musical with large dance numbers.

87
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you are a fan of Frank Langella & a great heartfelt drama realistically themed/viewed (inside the mind) of one with dementia.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted play or comedy. Or if you have issues with dementia/Alzheimer's

86
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Original, Romantic

See it if you are a romantic, enjoy original music & wonderful performances.

Don't see it if are looking for an old fashioned musical with fluffy dance numbers.

70
Great acting, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you are a fan of any of the casts and you do not mind a slightly different interpretation of a classic play.

Don't see it if prefer plays performed as intended or if you are not a fan of Faustus. l

68
Funny, Great acting, Great cast, Mediocre play, Disappointing

See it if are a fan of Seinfeld, Larry David or their style of sitcoms.

Don't see it if are expecting this to have any depth.

88
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Rock 'n roll, Good time

See it if enjoy rock music from the 80's hair bands & a fun time.

Don't see it if do not like juke box music or 80's hair bands.

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if enjoy historical stories that take place during the Tudor time period. This production had a wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy historical timepieces or are looking for a lighthearted show.

75
Original, Entertaining, Great music & performances

See it if enjoy watching a wonderfully talented young cast perform in a concert like setting.

Don't see it if you are looking for plot driven story.

86
Absorbing, Entertaining, Awesome performances, Masterful, Great staging

See it if enjoy original shows with top notch performances and music.

Don't see it if I say just see.

82
Entertaining, Clever, Original, Great staging

See it if your looking for a fun time and enjoy up beat performances with lots of percussion.

Don't see it if need stories to go with your music or are not a fan of percussions.

66
Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy a fabulous cast perform numerous characters with ease. This play was not as effective in story telling as Constellations.

Don't see it if want a straight forward to the point story, this is story telling in segments that could use some more cohesiveness/clarity.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you're a fan of Arthur Miller's work and/or enjoy stories/drama during the era of the Salem witches.

Don't see it if prefer your plays to be traditional in costume and design. Or if you are looking for a light hearted comedy or drama.

76
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a fast paced one man show and are a Jesse Tyler Ferguson fan, he is the show.

Don't see it if are not a fan of comedy or one man shows.

83
Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful, Intense

See it if a fan of this classic play & playwright. Jessica Lange gives an amazing, masterful, heart wrenching performance.

Don't see it if are not a fan of Eugene O'Neill or have problems sitting for long length of time, though time did seem to fly.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you are looking for a fun time with some terrific musical numbers & wonderful cast.

Don't see it if your looking for serious theatre or deep stories.

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you never saw a production of this or you are fan of the music and/or the movie.

Don't see it if do not care for fluffy musicals.

86
Original, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy stories told in alternate/parallel universes/realities, Constellations pulls it off much better then If/Then. MTC cast was great

Don't see it if fast moving drama is not your thing or you do not like 2 person plays.

80
During previews
Fabulously talented cast, Entertaining, Original, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you enjoy historical musicals, tap dancing and some great performances.

Don't see it if are not a fan of historical musicals or lengthy shows, this one runs close to 3 hours, IMO went quick. Cast alone makes it worth a visit.

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if enjoy original play with a bizarre group of characters, down on their luck

Don't see it if you are looking for a cut and dry story or a light hearted comedy.

86
Original, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy original musical with early rock 'n roll music & dance.

Don't see it if you do not like stories based on history or early rock 'n roll music.

70
Original, Great staging, Disappointing, Slow, Overrated

See it if there is an outstanding cast performing and you enjoy Stoppard's drama.

Don't see it if you are looking for a easy going, straight forward drama or something light.

84
Awesome cast, Great acting, Funny, Cute, Quirky

See it if you enjoy new original musicals. The cast is phenomenal, story is cute & the music is great.

Don't see it if are not a fan of the movie and/or Sara Bareilles' music. Actually even if you are not a fan you should check it out for the cast alone.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Family fun

See it if want to introduce children to live theatre or are a kid at heart and will enjoy this classic.

Don't see it if do not like kids or musicals with kids.

81
Original, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a great cast with perfect timing to hilariously entertain the audience behind the scene of their play's opening night party.

Don't see it if are looking for a serious drama and/or do not care for some over the top silliness.

81
Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy original, imaginative theatre with the story performed artistically through puppetry.

Don't see it if you have little imagination and like your stories to be performed via dialogue alone.

92
Exquisite, Great writing, acting & staging, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Sondheim & enjoy heartfelt stories with wonderful musical numbers. The last Broadway revival cast was absolutely awesome.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light hearted or you are not a fan of Sondheim's work.

89
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Intense

See it if you are looking for an intense dram and you enjoy Tennessee Williams' work.

Don't see it if are looking for a light hearted time at the theatre.

89
Clever, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Must see

See it if enjoy plays about dysfunctional families that are well acted, well written and have intense dialogue/story lines.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fun easy comedy.

60
Disappointing, Slow, A big miss

See it if need to see any of the talented cast and do not cast that the story/plot/book falls short.

Don't see it if want to see something fast moving and entertaining. Or want more than just a few good laughs

84
During previews
Great staging, Fantastic lighting, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you're a fan of American Psycho and/or nostalgic for 80's music w/a satirical look into that era in their eyes. Helps to know original story

Don't see it if are a prude or do not like a little bit of risqué subject matter, gore or 80's lifestyles of the not so rich & famous.

75
Great staging, Great acting, Original, Intense

See it if enjoy well performed original plays that leaves you thinking.

Don't see it if you are looking for an easy going time at the theatre.