Bibliobiophile

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Scientist who loves the arts.
Reviews (153)
88
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
December 6th, 2019

See it if you are a fan of camp and horror and delight.

Don't see it if you want a serious show.

85
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky
June 12th, 2018

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.

60
Cardinal
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Confusing, Disappointing, Intense
March 7th, 2018

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.

75
During previews
Dated, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging
March 7th, 2018

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.

40
During previews
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Overrated
January 7th, 2018

See it if you enjoy the abstract.

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

70
Entertaining, Banal, Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent
January 7th, 2018

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.

60
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Funny, Indulgent, Raunchy
January 5th, 2018

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.

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Intense
January 5th, 2018

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.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Slow
December 11th, 2017

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.

25
Ambitious, Cliched, Excruciating, Fluffy, Disappointing
November 30th, 2017

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.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Overwhelming, Loud
November 30th, 2017

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.

80
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking
November 30th, 2017

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.

81
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging
November 30th, 2017

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.

78
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Slow
November 30th, 2017

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.

70
Great singing, Disappointing, Overrated, Great acting, Entertaining
November 30th, 2017

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.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
November 30th, 2017

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.

85
The Last Match
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking
November 30th, 2017

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.

88
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Resonant
November 30th, 2017

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.

86
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent
November 30th, 2017

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
Office Hour
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
November 30th, 2017

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
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking
November 30th, 2017

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.

85
During previews
The Children
Midtown W
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow
November 30th, 2017

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.

75
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining
November 30th, 2017

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.

85
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Indulgent
October 2nd, 2017

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.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
October 2nd, 2017

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.

94
During previews
No Wake
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant
October 1st, 2017

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.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy
October 1st, 2017

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.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant
September 22nd, 2017

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.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
September 21st, 2017

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.

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great singing, Indulgent, Busy
September 21st, 2017

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

80
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intense
June 19th, 2017

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.

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated
June 19th, 2017

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

75
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Great acting, Funny
June 19th, 2017

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.

80
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking
June 19th, 2017

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.

79
During previews
Building the Wall
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Intelligent, Intense
May 14th, 2017

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

5
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow
May 13th, 2017

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.

88
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing
May 8th, 2017

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.

90
If I Forget
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent
April 29th, 2017

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.

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing
April 29th, 2017

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.

70
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful
April 29th, 2017

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
Amelie
Midtown W
Enchanting, Disappointing, Banal, Ambitious, Indulgent
April 29th, 2017

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.

40
Banal, Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid
April 29th, 2017

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.

75
Entertaining, Drawn-out, Funny, Great acting, Great staging
April 29th, 2017

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.

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Slow
April 29th, 2017

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

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Long, Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Masterful
April 29th, 2017

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.

49
For a previous production
Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy
April 29th, 2017

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.

82
Masterful, Intense, Raunchy, Great writing, Entertaining
April 29th, 2017

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.

85
Sweat
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Dated, Great writing
April 29th, 2017

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.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny
April 29th, 2017

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.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent
April 29th, 2017

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.