Bibliobiophile

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Scientist who loves the arts.
Reviews (152)
85
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you want to see something lighthearted and enjoy fun takes on Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you don’t enjoy Shakespearean story lines or cowboy themes.

75
During previews
Dated, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a Joshua Henry fan and want to see what is going to get him a Tony nom. Also beautiful staging and dancing.

Don't see it if you are going for an uplifting story or fun-filled musical.

70
Entertaining, Banal, Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you're a diehard Friends fan. You'll laugh a lot and have a great time.

Don't see it if you are only kind of familiar with the show or don't remember much about it. Really a show made for fans.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Intense

See it if you enjoy dark humor and confronting uncomfortable realities. You want to be part of a lively, reactive audience.

Don't see it if you are looking for a night of light theatre or you are easily bothered by not understanding some Spanish spoken throughout the play.

25
Ambitious, Cliched, Excruciating, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you really can't see anything else on Broadway. Which can't be true.

Don't see it if you want to enjoy classic Christmas songs without feeling uncomfortable. Also hands down the worst audience, taking selfies during the show.

80
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy sleight of hand and magic tricks. Done masterfully. Or you really enjoy audience participation.

Don't see it if you are going for the plot. It's a bit over-acted and takes itself a little seriously on the metaphors. But very entertaining.

78
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see a politically charged show that deals with love and power and gender. Or you want to see Clive Owen.

Don't see it if you want a light and fun evening out. Or you don't like Clive Owen.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a production of Sweeney Todd that will blow you away. I don't know if I'll ever see a better production of this show.

Don't see it if you don't like great musicals that get a little bloody.

88
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Resonant

See it if you want to see Cheryl Strayed's book come to life beautifully. Or if you want to hear after-school special stories.

Don't see it if you're not interested in hearing a collection of short stories or aren't a fan of Cheryl Strayed.

85
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a thought-provoking play about identity and race and family and being seen. Clever staging, too.

Don't see it if you are scared by loud noises or want a light evening out. This is an EXTREMELY intense performance.

85
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you want to see a well-thought out play about legacy and responsibility and life and death. And if you appreciate subtle and dark humor.

Don't see it if you want to see something fast-paced or happy.

85
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Indulgent

See it if you want to be charmed by Zenobia Shroff as she switches between serious monologue and funny one-liners about race in American acting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy solo performances that poke fun at race-related topics.

94
During previews
No Wake
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to see a well-written and acted play about the messiness of life with grief and love and loss, while getting in a few laughs.

Don't see it if you want to see something light with a neat and tidy bow at the end.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in stories that explore living with grief and want to have a night of serious theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for something light-hearted or are uncomfortable thinking about grief and death and how people handle these things.

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Indulgent, Busy

See it if you are a musical theater fan who wants to reminisce about old musicals and dance in your chair to familiar songs.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a cohesive & interesting story line. Not much about Prince is shared & the ending song is painfully cliched

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you are a fan of the music and want to see some fresh new talent on Broadway.

Don't see it if you don't want to support a story that promotes the white savior/America is the best place narrative

80
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy family dramas that also incorporate some NY culture and history.

Don't see it if you want to see something lighthearted or startle easily with loud noises.

5
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you have a friend or family member involved in the production and you want to be supportive of their endeavors.

Don't see it if you actually like funny innuendos and entertaining acting.

90
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an interesting family drama that also discusses identity regarding the Jewish faith/culture.

Don't see it if you want a light-hearted evening of theatre.

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see a classic show told in an unconventional way by very talented actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted evening of theatre.

40
Banal, Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if you have friends who really want to see the show.

Don't see it if you value your time and don't want to feel uncomfortable.

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Slow

See it if you want to see a more honest depiction of life for veterans after war and enjoy musicals. Bit slow moving during the first act though.

Don't see it if you don't like stories about world war II

49
For a previous production
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy slapstick humor and easy laughs.

Don't see it if you are looking for intelligent humor. This felt like a two hour long SNL sketch.

85
Sweat
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Dated, Great writing

See it if you want to see a show that tries to address the current political climate at a more micro level in a small factory town.

Don't see it if you want a light-hearted night of theatre.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you love Carole King music and want to see a crowd-pleaser.

Don't see it if you don't like Carole King music or stories about the music industry.

60
Cardinal
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you are supporting someone in the show. It seems like it's at a workshop level now, a lot of storylines need to be cut for it to flow well.

Don't see it if you want to see a well thought out, cogent stories. Themes were all relevant and interesting though. Great moments of acting.

40
During previews
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you enjoy the abstract.

Don't see it if you want to see a cohesive story.

60
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if you want to see an extended SNL skit with some big names in comedy.

Don't see it if you are going for the story.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Slow

See it if you enjoy the story of A Christmas Carol and appreciate enthusiastic and young actors.

Don't see it if you are looking for a high-energy night out.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Overwhelming, Loud

See it if you are a die-hard Spongebob fan. You will live at this show.

Don't see it if you want to not spend the night surrounded by streamers and neon colors. Or if you want to feel calm.

81
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a clever and well-written play about greed and power. Moves very fast for how long the play is.

Don't see it if you really don't want to hear financial terms all night.

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a lovely, non-offensive musical with beautiful music and very little plot (that is very self-aware of having).

Don't see it if you have high hopes of this being the next best musical. The music is beautiful, but I left feeling like a lot was missing.

85
The Last Match
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a play that wonderfully depicts how some super-competitive people are driven.

Don't see it if you have no interest in tennis or understanding competitive people.

86
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a fresh version of the Oedipus story acted with passion.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional Shakespeare play or are offended by nudity.

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to watch an intense play about drug addiction and recovery.

Don't see it if you are bothered by flashing lights and loud music. They use it for some scene changes, and it can be overwhelming.

75
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if you want to be enchanted by Uma Thurman in her Broadway debut and you don't mind current politics being thrown in to the mix.

Don't see it if you are bothered by story lines with adultery or portrayals of humans at their most flawed points. Or you want to see a very deep play.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you enjoy stories with depth about the messiness of life and love and family coming to life on the stage.

Don't see it if a show about the hardships of gay men trying to find love in the 70s and beyond offends you. For the sake of everyone at the theater.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy

See it if you want to learn about an important piece of entertainment history and be entertained in the process.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with some light audience participation or seeing breasts.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to enjoy a family-friendly, entertaining musical with a familiar storyline (but also modern updates!). Christian Borle is amazing.

Don't see it if you are looking for a direct movie to theatre performance or you are cynical and don't want to enjoy a night of whimsy and hope.

80
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you want to see an intense production of Big Brother.

Don't see it if you can't handle seeing believably portrayed torture scenes.

75
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see Bette Midler still entertain thousands. It's probably one of the best productions of Hello Dolly that will ever come to Bway

Don't see it if you are seeing it for the plot/story.

79
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see a show that will have a lot of food for thought about how far people will take ideologies.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play dealing with serious & uncomfortable topics. Also may be triggering if you've experienced cruelties bc of govt

88
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing

See it if you enjoy princess and fantasy stories rooted in bits of history. It's very family friendly and charming. You'll leave singing some songs.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a princess musical or if you want to see a serious show with a lot of emotion-provoking moments.

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a great new musical about immigrants and feminism told by musical theatre giants.

Don't see it if you want to see a fluffy or campy show.

40
Amelie
Midtown W
Enchanting, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you have a friend who really wants to see it.

Don't see it if you want to see a complete story. This musical ends right where it seems to have begun to find itself.

75
Entertaining, Drawn-out, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to be entertained by Andy Karl.

Don't see it if you will get easily annoyed by concepts getting repeated to the point that they are run deep deep deep into the ground.

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Long, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Masterful

See it if you are committed to seeing amazing actors pull off a very drawn out joke. The end is amazing, and the build up is good. But 3 hrs is long.

Don't see it if you have places to be.

82
Masterful, Intense, Raunchy, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see amazing actors tell a complicated story about belonging and connectedness.

Don't see it if you are going to be offended by seeing a penis.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a clever expansion of A Doll's House or enjoy commentary on feminism and marriage.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with an involved set.

81
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound, Slow

See it if you want to see a story about Jewish history that is not often told alongside history that is more familiar.

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