Binta B

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  Theatre professional. Love to watch shows that are daring, thought provoking, sentimental, and have lots of representation!
Reviews (62)
85
Slave Play
East Village
Clever, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Intense

See it if you like avant garde style, you are interested in the topic of interracial relationships as it relates to black people

Don't see it if you are sensitive to racial discussions esp in a romantic lens, you don’t like things being done for shock value,

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Exquisite, Riveting

See it if you love family dramas, you want to see a polished transfer from the West End, you don’t mind sitting through a three hour show

Don't see it if you don’t like dramas, have trouble with sometimes thick accents, you can’t sit through a long show

Also Absolutely a must see. It is powerful and captivating and an exciting ... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Entertaining, Indulgent, Great acting, Slow

See it if you love Janet McTeer, you like feminist content, you like Hamlet and the idea of a female Hamlet

Don't see it if you don't like shows that don't really say much, you don't like characters that tend to ramble in a self-indulgent fashion

55
During previews
Confusing, Dizzying, Disappointing, Intense, Slow

See it if you like brecht-style writing, you enjoy political plays, you like intimate sets and staging

Don't see it if you want a cohesive and clear story that you can follow, you like characters you can connect to

86
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you enjoy shows that discuss how women are treated and how we police our boys, you like quirky shows that then twist the knife in

Don't see it if you are triggered by sexual assault/harassment or nudity, you don't like off color interpretafions of serious matters

Also This play is very hard to watch but so worth it for the mesmerizing pe... Read more Read less

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if you love sara bareilles, you enjoy a comedic rom-com, you like an easy to follow storyline

Don't see it if you don't like rom-coms, triggered by domestic abuse or infidelity

89
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Epic, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you love a truly memorable broadway musical experience, you enjoy stories with an underdog, you've never seen a bway musical

Don't see it if you don't like flashy broadway shows, you don't like shows that have political undertones with a fantastical story

Also Listen, it took me 15 years but I finally saw Wicked on broadway and i... Read more Read less

75
During previews
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if you enjoy diverse stories, you like realism overlaid with absurdism, you like contemporary pieces

Don't see it if you prefer shows without heavy handed metaphors, you don't like inconsistent tones

79
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want to see a fast paced drama about a real life event, you enjoy plots about revolution and fighting back, you like contemporary pieces

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of largely screaming matches on stage, you're looking for a more diverse story

73
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for a brief but striking adaptation of a Greek classic, you enjoy storytelling with the aide of song

Don't see it if you don't like Greek tragedies

68
Confusing, Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear what the buzz about, because you truly have to see it to believe it. if you want a fresh take on an old classic.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional production, you don't like heavy handed metaphors

74
Ambitious, Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a liberating piece about female sexuality and female friendship

Don't see it if you like a straight forward play, this is very absurd and off the wall so don't come in expecting a clear beginning middle and end

90
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see an honest show that talks about a woman's experience in these united states and how the constitution affects us all

Don't see it if you don't want to learn more about the constitution, you aren't a fan of one person (ish) shows, if you don't like audience participation

90
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Intense

See it if you love a musical that is fun, technically masterful, a great adaption of a beloved childhood character, and with a great cast and design

Don't see it if you don't care for spongebob-esque humor, don't really care for tourist filled audiences

80
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of the OG movie! Great interpretation with keeping the old and adding fun new bits. also a very technically ambition show!

Don't see it if you want a show with substance, if you don't like the original movie, if you aren't a fan of some pretty low comedy

75
Ambitious, Cliched, Dizzying, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want a fun, hard to explain, and unpredictable opera spectacle about the Jerry Springer show - cause that's what you're going to get

Don't see it if you don't care for an overly wild story line, opera isn't a type of music you like, you don't have an easy sense of humor

97
Absorbing, Great staging, Profound, Must see, Resonant

See it if you want to see a fresh and stunning piece about human compassion in times of crisis; everyone can relate to an aspect of this show

Don't see it if you are triggered in any way about 9/11 - i think its worth the watch, but it is very emotional

88
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you are looking for strong actors who produce great scene work; if you haven't been to the newly renovated Hayes theatre

Don't see it if you aren't particularly moved by Ken Lonergan's work; you're looking for a particularly moving piece

68
During previews
Confusing, Edgy, Intense, Raunchy, Slow

See it if you are interested in a linear story told in a non-linear way; you enjoy SLP's work

Don't see it if you can't sit through 2 hours of a tragic story, you are squeamish

67
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky, Banal, Confusing, Slow

See it if you enjoy a sentimental piece, you like the utilization of extended metaphors, you enjoy family-centric shows

Don't see it if you want a quickly moving show; you have no interest in family-centric plots or discussions of death

Also The show's central plot is weak, which is then mixed with the grand th... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love immersive theatre; you want to see a fresh take on the show; while Norm's time is over, this is still an exceptional cast!

Don't see it if you don't like immersive shows; you are squeamish about blood and violence

Also This show was so incredibly directed; brilliant staging and great mome... Read more Read less

93
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you are passionate about commentary on the public school system in relation to race relations; you've never been to a Lincoln Center show

Don't see it if you might be triggered by discussions of violence

Also This play is so brilliantly written by Dominique Morisseau - paired wi... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you have a great respect for Hal Prince, want to see a fantastic cast SANG, want to see multiple shows but can't decide on one

Don't see it if you want a show with a direct plot, you aren't a fan of Hal Prince's work, you don't care for super cheesy 4th wall breaking/storytelling

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Relevant, Quirky

See it if unfortunately you can't see it anymore, but give it a listen if you are looking for thorough and honest commentary on discrimination

Don't see it if the sound quality was poor when I saw it and I missed a lot of the lyrics

77
Assassins
Midtown W
Slow, Confusing, Uninspired, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a show that is very well cast; this was entertaining at points, but overall kind of slow and low energy.

Don't see it if were able to see a nicely staged version, this will likely disappoint you

88
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you love “slice of life” plays, you like more simple productions, you enjoy productions about being in a foreign place

Don't see it if you like meaty plots, you don’t like a little off beat humor

Also I walked in with no expectations and no idea what I was going to expec... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if you like Harry Potter - even if you didn't like the script (which I'm sure you didn't), this production is WORTH IT; you're a big tech geek

Don't see it if you don't really care for Harry Potter, you don't like contrived story lines, you're not interested in stage magic in place of a good script

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you LOVE a chorus line, you like a chorus line, you've never seen a chorus line; you are looking for a truly excellent bway-level production

Don't see it if well it's closed now, but here's hoping it comes back soon!

65
Ambitious, Cliched, Dizzying, Insipid, Quirky

See it if you like campy musicals, you love the Go-Gos, you like a interesting take on telling queer/LBGTQ stories

Don't see it if you like a linear plot, if slap stick/low level comedy isn't your thing, if you like contemporary work

79
During previews
Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you like simple plots about having fun with a sprinkle of a sweet message, you like any of the 3 leading players, you LOVE a good musical

Don't see it if you don't like comedies, you like your shows with a little meat, you don't like super self aware shows

65
Emma & Max
Soho/Tribeca
Confusing, Intense, Quirky, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy shows with a heavy set element, including projections; you enjoy shows that don't have linear or very clear plot lines

Don't see it if you don't enjoy heavy drama, triggered by child endangerment

Also This was no a very cohesive piece and there isn't much to take away, b... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you enjoy diverse story telling, you love comedies, you enjoy discussions about colorism, you like more contemporary period pieces

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of colorism, you don't like comedies

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you love romantic dramas, you enjoy character acting, you like long form story telling, you like family dramas

Don't see it if you don't have patience for comedy/comedic bits, you're uncomfortable with plots surrounding homophobia, you don't care for absurdism

80
During previews
The Niceties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see an all out sparring match about morals and responsibility, you enjoy shows with dense content or about race relations

Don't see it if you don't like heavy text centric plays, you don't want to leave the theatre with more questions than answers

75
During previews
Fireflies
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Resonant

See it if you want to see a piece about history that is still timely, you saw "Sugar in our Wounds," you enjoy stories about black struggles

Don't see it if you are triggered by death, abortion, or physical/mental trauma, you don't like dramas

75
Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Intense

See it if you are intrigued in an interesting adaptation of uncle vanya, you like bedlam's work, you really like prose and heightened language

Don't see it if you want a clear interpretation of both pieces, you don't care for a strong vision like bedlam usually presents

67
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Intense

See it if you want to experience a show with D/deaf performers, you love an overarching metaphor

Don't see it if you prefer straight forward storytelling, you don't like over the top drama

Also I felt like this show had a promising premise but the final product wa... Read more Read less

65
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great singing, Fluffy, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you have nothing to do and could see it for free, you want to watch something that requires no thought

Don't see it if you loved the original animated movie, it will disappoint.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Slow, Obvious

See it if you want to see a WOC's interpretation of white male privilege, if you are looking for a play touching on this topic in a new way

Don't see it if you don't like conversations about privilege (you should actually definitely go see it then), if you aren't willing to think

65
Dated, Fluffy, Slow, Banal, Great singing

See it if You have absolutely nothing to do and you're in the city and you perhaps don't get tickets from the cancellation line for Be More Chill

Don't see it if You aren't into jukebox musicals, you need a plot that carries through the show, if you don't like listening to loosely contemporary songs

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you are looking for an engaging, inventive, jubilant piece of theatre; wonderful cast and a beautiful story!

Don't see it if you don't care for shows where the men/outside forces take advantage of women

94
Absorbing, Delightful, Fluffy, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you love yourself - it's BERNADETTE PETERS! she does not disappoint; a stunning design across concentrations and so much fun!

Don't see it if you can't handle an audience that is in love with Bernadette; you don't care for bits going on for days

95
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting, Epic, Intense

See it if you are looking for a truly bold and unafraid piece of theatre; if you want to see a cast act their BUTT off

Don't see it if you aren't ready to commit some time to this production - BOTH parts; if you can't handle metaphors or overarching themes

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Dizzying, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for an interesting take on rape culture that involves humor as well as moments of profoundness

Don't see it if you would be triggered by discussions of rape (literally the whole show) or nudity

Also This show was brilliantly cast and the staging was impeccable. I can u... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Romantic

See it if you haven't before. This is a classic, and it deserves to be seen on Broadway at least once! If you love opera and dramatics.

Don't see it if you don't like opera or audiences mostly filled with tourists.

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you're interested in the buzz about the show (it's not a complete waste of money); you've read the book; you want to see cool tech work

Don't see it if you aren't prepared to focus for a text heavy show; if you're not a fan of the book; the show wasn't terrible, but it's very hyped up

84
Cliched, Dizzying, Funny, Indulgent, Punchy

See it if you enjoy the work of some great comedic actors, you want to laugh and roll your eyes for 2 hrs, you enjoy all elements slapstick comedy

Don't see it if you're not a huge fan of loud and wild comedy, the show is a little long so you need comedic endurance to make it to the end

67
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Cliched, Slow, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Banal

See it if you are intrigued by science fiction plot lines and psychological twists

Don't see it if you want to see a character driven show; you have little interest in science fiction plot lines

Also I thought this show could have been really intriguing had it not been ... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for a unique take on midsummer casting-wise; the stars in this show are fantastic, and the staging is a lot of fun

Don't see it if you want to get home at a reasonable time (it's a commitment!); if you're looking for a traditional cast

79
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Engaging

See it if are looking to see stunning young talent; you are familiar with director Gordon Edelstein's work; you are looking for an intimate play

Don't see it if you want a fast paced show; you are triggered by sudden loud noises