Bgelb

New York City | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (125)
80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy lighthearted original musicals with a fun score and funny characters and dialogue. It has a good heart without feeling saccharine

Don't see it if You prefer deeper, more thought-provoking musicals. This is no Pulitzer winner, but it is good fun and very entertaining.

50
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Dizzying

See it if You know Alice in Wonderland (the book) really well and enjoy the music of Duncan Sheik

Don't see it if You don't know Alice well and would prefer not to be confused or lost trying to figure out the plot.

67
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Slow, Dated

See it if You enjoy Guirgis and enjoy seeing him pontificate on religion, culture, and class. You enjoy a diverse cast at the top of their game.

Don't see it if You prefer more entertaining or thought-provoking fare. Not the most successful or intriguing of Guirgis's work.

70
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Intense

See it if You enjoy seeing powerful female performances in complex and interesting roles.

Don't see it if You prefer to see female performances highlighted rather than backgrounded. You are jumpy at stage violence.

65
Great writing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You have always wanted to see a story about gay slaves in the south.

Don't see it if You prefer more challenging, thought-provoking, and original storytelling. The play is predictable and somewhat tedious.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You enjoy shorter plays that are cohesive, thought-provoking, but not overly dense or dark. You enjoy plays about diverse experience.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays about other cultures or identities. You prefer darker more complicated and high-art theater.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if you enjoy plays about diverse experiences, especially amongst black men. You love seeing fantastic writing performed by fantastic actors.

Don't see it if You don't care about black men's experiences or gay storylines. You prefer lighter more uplifting stories.

70
The Low Road
East Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy rather simplistic satires on economics and politics set in the past.

Don't see it if You prefer more intelligent and well-thought-out representations of political arguments.

75
Fireflies
Chelsea
Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy seeing excellent actors highlighting underrepresented aspects of black history. You enjoy exploring diverse stories and subjects.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays about gender and race. You prefer more empowering stories and dialogue.

40
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Great staging, Underdeveloped

See it if You like to see diverse plays and stories for the sake of their diversity.

Don't see it if You prefer more developed storylines and plots. This play isn't really sure what it wants to be and so every thread and element is scattered

87
Admissions
Upper W Side
Great staging, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy plays with social and political discussions about modern issues including race.

Don't see it if You don’t like plays about race discussed by white people. You prefer more light-hearted and simpler subjects.

95
Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Riveting

See it if You love ambitious and original productions of enchanting stories. Beautiful score and great performances

Don't see it if You don’t like love stories, you prefer darker plots.

95
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Profound, Riveting

See it if You enjoy plays about the human experience and realism, especially about women and girls issues. All the performances and characters excel

Don't see it if You don’t care about what it’s like to grow up being a woman.

40
The Children
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You enjoy slow plays where almost nothing happens.

Don't see it if You like a plot to exist in your theater.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You love Albee. All the performances are impeccable. The direction is spectacular. An overall fantastic production.

Don't see it if You prefer less esoteric or talking plays. You don’t like Albee. You prefer more large scale and ostentatious productions

60
Confusing, Slow, Overrated, Great staging, Dated

See it if You want to see c list actors being headlined in mediocre roles. You enjoy plays about the fall of British aristocracy.

Don't see it if You want to see something original, or found most of Downton Abbey’s plot to be dull and wanting. Thinks it’s subtle but isn’t.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Suzan-Lori Parks and like plays that cut deep with a strong message about how society treats women. great performances by the cast

Don't see it if You prefer Parks's more esoteric or stylistic works. You prefer comedies or don't enjoy overly-devastating stories.

45
Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like Nikki M James and you want something with the premise of addressing race issues without actually tackling them.

Don't see it if You prefer something more thought-provoking or deeper on race, politics, and society.

30
Overrated, Great singing, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You like see overly indulgent productions focused on a single show vehicle. You love older musicals.

Don't see it if You prefer more original presentations or modern stories and styles. You prefer something with a little substance. You don't like Bette.

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you love original stories with poignant emotions and captivating performances. One of the best scores and books of the year.

Don't see it if You prefer larger, more star-driven productions.

10
Sweetee
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Slow, Poorly staged, Poorly acted

See it if You like small original musicals that try their hardest.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals about "good singers" to actually include good singers. You want something original or entertaining or thought-provoking.

Also This is truly a clunker of a musical if I've ever seen one. The songs ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you love seeing powerful female actresses deliver captivating performances about women, power, and family.

Don't see it if You prefer comedies and you don't enjoy watching powerful women.

72
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You like long farces with some strong laughs that payoff eventually. You like great comedic performances from a very talent cast.

Don't see it if You prefer dramas. You don't like slow plays- the first act is long, slow, and hard to get through.

80
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy plays about the complexity of modern relationships led by powerful performances

Don't see it if You don't like thought-provoking dramas about marriage and attraction and sex. You don't like male nudity on stage.

30
Church & State
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Illogical

See it if you enjoy mediocrely written liberal porn. You enjoy low-brow easy laughs.

Don't see it if you prefer nuanced and thought-provoking shows about politics, religion, and guns. You don't enjoy caricaturish plays the rely on cliche.

75
The Light
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like seeing plays about emotional, difficult topics involving race, gender, and the political dynamics of both.

Don't see it if You have an emotional sensitivity to stories about sexual assault. The play can also feel quite slow and bloated in the first half for 70min

82
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you love Eugene O'Neil and Denzel Washington and long plays about the meaning of life and happiness and obsession. A masterful production.

Don't see it if You don't like long dialogue plays about life and dreams. You don't enjoy Eugene O'Neil.

35
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Dated, Overrated

See it if You prefer seeing feminist plays about religiously delusional historical figures that spend 75% of the time focused on men.

Don't see it if You prefer more original, female-forward feminist plays. You don't enjoy religious explorations.

50
Dan Cody's Yacht
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy long, overly rambling plays discussing class, money, and educational ethics.

Don't see it if You prefer more thought-out or entertaining theater. The play is neither light enough to be entertaining nor smart enough to be intelligent

80
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You enjoy plays about straight white male privilege told through an unconventional story of those men.

Don't see it if You prefer more straight-forward fare.

97
Slave Play
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if You enjoy challenging, complicated, and complex plays about sex, gender, race, history, and how all of those things can intersect.

Don't see it if You prefer light and fluffy theater with less meaning or challenging material. You prefer escapist entertainment.

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you enjoy longer plays about a large family, how they interact and grow around a few life-changing events and political situations.

Don't see it if You prefer shorter, lighter plays. You have a hard time understanding Irish accents.

87
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you love plays exploring women's anger, expression, sexuality, and acceptance. You enjoy plays that push the boundaries about presentability

Don't see it if You prefer easier to digest plays that are more straight-forward and entertaining. This play requires a specific mindset to fully understand

68
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy artistic plays that are exploring that nature of art and existence. You enjoy Michael C Hall and one-man plays.

Don't see it if You can't stand more experimental, slow, dry plays that are pure art and human existence. If you want something engaging, entertaining.

80
The Niceties
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy two-hander dramas that discuss intense historical and political themes and plays that make you think.

Don't see it if You briefer lighter, more active fare. This play is all two people talking about controversial subjects.

95
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You love dark, resonant dramas featuring revelatory performances and timeless stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like long, epic plays about dark and emotional subjects. You are homophobic.

60
Great acting, Great singing, Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You like seeing Mark Rylancd and plays that feel like Shakespeare without actually being shakespeare

Don't see it if You don’t care about music or opera. You don’t like plays with little actual point to them

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You love Plays about the gay experience, especially in other timeperiods. Michael Urie is absolutely enchanting and powerful.

Don't see it if You don’t like long plays with some idiosyncratic structures. You don’t like dealing with dramatic topics or gay issues

30
Relevance
West Village
Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You want to see race and gender politics discussed in hap-hazard and slightly chauvinistic ways

Don't see it if You expect more from your thought-provoking plays. You like well-rounded female characters.

87
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see two excellent lead performances in a deeply touching and moving play about relationships, humanity, and mental health.

Don't see it if You shy away from darker subjects or you prefer larger more outlandish production values.

55
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You haven’t seen most of Prince’s shows performed before and don’t mind more concert versions of the popular numbers.

Don't see it if You have seen most of the big shows before. While the performances are great, most of the time it just makes you want the whole show.

50
Really Rosie
Midtown W
Great acting, Childish

See it if You are under the age of ten or have children under the age of ten.

Don't see it if You are somewhat mature and don't have any children to take. The show is cute, but is purely a children's show.

65
Assassins
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you have never seen the show before and love Sondheim. You love Victoria Clarke

Don't see it if You have seen the show before or would prefer to wait for a real production that thought for more than two weeks about it.

40
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great acting, Dated, Dizzying, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to see Glenn Close do as little as possible to get a standing ovation. You like Weber.

Don't see it if You prefer stronger scores and books. This play is over-indulgent, poorly written, and an insult to Billy Wilder and the original film.

89
Venus
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You like poetic and artistic productions about culture, race, and society.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy highly artistic and expressionistic plays that can be emotionally despairing.

71
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Cliched, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You like to see three comedic actors try their hardest to elevate material. You like light hearted farce.

Don't see it if You prefer your comedy to be witty and smart rather than farcical and slapstick. You prefer your farce to be executed perfectly.

55
The Golden Apple
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Quirky, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You enjoy seeing pieces of theater history that often aren't performed. You love Lindsay Mendez being amazing.

Don't see it if You don't like slow dated musicals realistically about little. The second act drags on and what may have been revolutionary then is now old.

80
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting, Slow, Intense

See it if You enjoy plays about classical plays, especially ones without a central protagonist. You're interested in shows about cultural differences.

Don't see it if You prefer light-hearted comedies. You don't like plays where the protagonist doesn't exist.

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see really excellent performances and you enjoy musicals about the struggling "outsider" wanting to fit in.

Don't see it if you like shows with an original approach in terms of story and style. You don't like shows excusing deplorable actions with no repercussions

Also Ben Platt gives an amazing performance and there are some good songs. ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like plays with a philosophical edge. The second half of the play is really compelling and Corey Hawkins gives a riveting performance.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy when plays go back and forth between farcical and philosophical.

Also Corey Hawkins gives an utterly riveting performance that is worth the ... Read more Read less