Braden

New York City

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Reviews (31)
65
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You are looking for a few laughs with a very light story

Don't see it if You want a serious show or a great story line

Also The show was boarder line campy but didn’t go far enough. I wanted it ... Read more Read less

92
Must see, Resonant, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You like relevant shows about a common but serious problem in society

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted fluff piece.

Also The show tackles the current opioid/drug problem in a serious way howe... Read more Read less

71
During previews
(A)loft Modulation
Midtown W
Raunchy, Slow, Excruciating, Great acting

See it if You enjoy period pieces about New York and jazz

Don't see it if You want flashy and quick moving shows

Also The acting and staging was very well done. However the show was too lo... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Great singing, Disappointing, Young adult

See it if You are a fan of young adult story lines. The singing was good, got a bit screamy at times. Should prob read the books before seeing

Don't see it if You are looking for a more serious or adult themed musical

Also Full disclosure, I have not read the books or seen the movies. However... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like musical theater with extremely strong acting and singing.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light fluffy musical

70
Talent is Sexy
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You are looking for a few good laughs. Characters were funny however would have liked to see more character growth/development.

Don't see it if You are looking for a deep moving play about relationships. I enjoyed the lighthearted quality of the play but don’t expect a profound show

75
Cliched, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if A light musical about all the cliches in high school. If you want a musical about high school there are better options.

Don't see it if You want a deep moving show. Felt very surface level. Micheal in the bathroom was the only really memorable number.

Also We went on a Wednesday. Apparently on Wednesday’s they do what they ha... Read more Read less

82
boom
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like a unique different show. Haven’t seen anything like it. Enjoyed the creativity.

Don't see it if You are looking for a linear plot or standard type story/play

95
The Poor of New York
East Village
Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Historical play that felt relevant and fresh today.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in history or the poor

Also I found this production to be spot on. The show was relevant and fresh... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Dated

See it if You are looking for a slow paced story about a struggling family. Acting and the set was wonderful. The rooster was a cool touch.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced play with lots of action.

72
Entertaining, Cliched, Clever

See it if You like slap stick humor. Funny but a bit over the top at certain parts

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious show or flashy musical

73
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Disappointing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy musical numbers and dancing but can accept that you may not understand the confusing storyline

Don't see it if You want a linear plot that is clear and definitive.

Also I wanted to like this show more than I actually liked the show. The id... Read more Read less

84
Spaceman
East Village
Dizzying, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if The commentary about the funding and future of the space program was profound. The struggle with daily isolation was moving.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light fluffy show. Also don’t go if you don’t like one character shows.

85
During previews
God Said This
West Village
Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like emotional plays. The play was well done and the struggles of each character were realistic.

Don't see it if You are looking for a happy go lucky musical.

98
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if So good. Edgy, unique and different from any other show out there

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

100
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if Everyone should see this show. Applicable to everyone and relatable on so many levels.

Don't see it if Nope. Just go see it

81
When It Happens to You
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy

See it if You a looking for a powerful show about serious topics

Don't see it if You want a big broadway show

Also I am not sure how to rate this show. It didn’t really feel like a show... Read more Read less

91
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Profound, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like musicals/dancing with a powerful message.

Don't see it if You are looking for a play

Also This show was amazing. The production managed to tell a story that was... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You like deep, emotional plays about life and loss

Don't see it if You are looking for a ritzy musical. This was thoughtful and methodical.

Also This was one of my favorite things I have seen in New York. The story ... Read more Read less

85
Betrayal
Midtown W
Must see, Thought-provoking, Slow, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing the lifespan of a relationship played out. The details are in the quite moments. Was slow but that’s where the impact was.

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience for a slow/thought provoking show. Not flashy, not fun but that’s what made it special and engaging

88
Riveting, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like Harry Potter and amazing special effects. Very well done

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for long periods of time.

75
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if Lighthearted, unique show. Liked the premise but some of the lyrics were hard to hear.

Don't see it if You are looking to cry. Not an emotional show

90
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Clearly a show that everyone loves. Hits home for many people. Important show go see it

Don't see it if Nah. Go see it. Only issue was how they clarified in the show that he Not gay. We got it without the clarification. Felt a little insulting.

87
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like great acting and a great story. The whole show being done with just two actors brought a unique twist to the story.

Don't see it if You want a happy musical. But do see it if you want to watch a well put together play.

65
During previews
Disjointed, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You are looking for a fun show. Was well done but not overly wowed

Don't see it if You are looking for anything deep or moving. Was a fun musical

Also Have to give a shout out to the women of this show. They really carrie... Read more Read less

60
Thought-provoking, Intense, Edgy, Dizzying

See it if You are looking for an intense show with serious themes. At times overwhelming with its consistently depressing themes

Don't see it if Could have used an uplifting or even slightly upbeat scene. The subtitles with offensive phrases got to me by the end of it.

80
Dying in Boulder
East Village
Great acting, Quirky, Slow

See it if You are looking for a unique take on a play about death.

Don't see it if You are looking for something fast paced.

85
Cliched, Great singing, Slow, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like a boarding school drama with a bit of singing.

Don't see it if You are looking for an over the top musical. Had musical numbers but left me wanting to hear more of those amazing voices.

90
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a thought provoking, piece about a historic event that is still relevant today.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light fluffy show. This was deep and intense. Very very good

75
Nassim
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Intelligent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like something different. The concept was unique and not a format I have seen before.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big production. Very low key, slightly slow at times.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like uplifting but still multiple layers and good character development. However I did like act 1 better than act 2

Don't see it if You are a prude.