Bri50

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (56)
75
West Side Story
Midtown W
Interesting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if to see a shorten, reinvented, edgy version of WSS, great young talent, you're open to innovative staging

Don't see it if you're a WSS purist, looking for traditional staging

Also This production had some lovely moments, the projections were distract... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Campy, Great singing, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if for a campy musical and want to see what an 80s style musical would be and you can go all in for the campiness. The cast is talented though.

Don't see it if simplistic and very rhymey lyrics aren’t your thing, I’m not sure how accurately Diana was portrayed but I’m not a die-hard royal watcher...

Also Despite its campiness, the show moves along well so it is not tortuous... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if you want a story that makes you wonder where it's going and the end kind of surprises you, and its only 90 minutes :)

Don't see it if Ummm, if you don't like clever plays, honestly I didn't get the ending at first and I had to think about it...

79
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for a dark and intense play

Don't see it if you are looking for sympathetic characters or any life lesson

Also I thought Rose Byrne was great. The set design while meant to put the ... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if if you want to see a fabulous Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle and you love this classic. Just a fun show!

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy corny jokes and gags.

Also I love this show and the West Side Theater is the perfect size for thi... Read more Read less

87
For the Girls
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy Kristin Chenoweth's singing and humor

Don't see it if you don't like cabaret style shows

Also Kristin Chenoweth knows how to entertain. A simple set design and grea... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Lauren Patten steal the show, you are an Alannis fan, and want to see her music woven into a story of relevant issues

Don't see it if you don't enjoy jukebox musicals and not an Alannis fan

Also I enjoyed this show even though there were so many issues presented. I... Read more Read less

79
Edgy, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like different, edgy, trend-bucking plays

Don't see it if don't like nudity, depiction of sexual acts

92
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Moving, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting an a moving story with creative story telling

Don't see it if you cannot sit in a 3.5 hour play (but it flows well as passes quickly)

Also A bit didactic/preachy in a couple of scenes during the play. I wasn't... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Confusing, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want see great acting particularly by Jonathan Pryce and like short plays (this ran about 80 minutes).

Don't see it if you get confused easily. I wasn't sure what was actually happening for the first quarter of the play.

72
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like history based plays, interested in the social climate of the 1960s

Don't see it if don't like plays without a plot, this is a re-telling of a portion of LBJ"s presidency

Also It was fine play, overall good acting

90
Romantic, Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if A non-traditionally staged show with infectious music and a great cast! Lea Salonga!

Don't see it if you don't want to be entertained.

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're looking for a feel good show that mixes modern sounds of Broadway and tip of the hats to old show Broadway

Don't see it if you are homophobic

Also Sad its closing

85
Great costumes, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you a Cher fan, also Stephanie J. Block and those fabulous costumes! It is fun and entertaining jukebox musical, great dancing

Don't see it if you want plot/depth versus spectacle

60
Loud, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if I was disappointed, it was loud and mediocre, I did not enjoy this show. I would have scored it lower if not for one song that was decent

Don't see it if if you don't like teen angst themes, don't like loud shows, the teens in the audience enjoyed it though, had moments of sexism

70
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if simply for the amazing puppet that is King Kong, the staging, choreography, technology for the puppet is worth seeing the show for

Don't see it if if you have high expectations for any other aspects of the show

85
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a Carole King fan! Even though it is a jukebox musical, it is quite good!

Don't see it if if you don't like jukebox musicals or want a plot line

95
Great acting, Heartwarming, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if this show shares heartwarming, poignant stories about humanity despite the tragic circumstances that are the context of this show.

Don't see it if 9/11 was a very tragic moment in our history and this show may still trigger hard moments for some people

80
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if this is a fun and entertaining show. Good for teens, good family show and for Broadway first timers

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie and want something thought provoking and "deep" (although it had themes relevant to teens).

75
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if good ensemble play, short play, funny, nice showcase for all female cast

Don't see it if because it's a short play, not enough time for all six characters to be fully developed

78
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are okay with minimalist set design and have interest in social justice issues, gay rights

Don't see it if you are homophobic

88
Energetic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed the movie and don't mind a few adaptations for the stage and you want to laugh and have fun at the theater

Don't see it if you don't like original movie and want something a bit more "deep"

100
Great singing, Must see, Great cast, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see engaging show with quiet moments and a lively New Orleans vibe and an excellent cast. One of my favorite shows thus far.

Don't see it if you prefer a traditional musical type show and don't like music with a jazz vibe.

80
Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you enjoy classic storylines and old-school movies. This is a dancers show and a lovely show.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy classic, traditional musicals

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to see a cute, family friendly show. The kids in the show are ridiculously talented.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

79
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear great singing, a short show, low key show

Don't see it if you don't like love stories, don't like time-hopping stories

Also its a lovely short musical, with mostly sung dialogue, simple set desi... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like dark humor

Don't see it if if you don't anything with violent themes or think you'll have a hard time with thick English accents

Also Great acting, good storyline but I lost some lines dues to the think n... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Disappointing book, Great music, Great singing

See it if Only if you want to hear lovely arrangements and singing of Bob Dylan music

Don't see it if You are expecting a strong book and logical placement of songs or if you cant appreciate Dylan tunes

Also The cast and musicians sing and perform the music very well, some real... Read more Read less

95
Great musicians, Refreshing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a group of talented musicians performing while skillfully executing good choreography and sounding amazing!

Don't see it if If you want a story or can't appreciate David Byrne.

Also It's just a fantastic show! Entertaining, refreshing, and impressive. ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Funny, Bit slow, Good cast

See it if you want to see a good cast and family based storyline; funny moments

Don't see it if if divorce is a trigger for you, it's a bit slow at times so make sure you have some caffeine before seeing it.

83
Great lead actress, Great acting, Great staging

See it if For Solea Pfeiffer. Evita is not an easy role to sing and she was great.

Don't see it if You prefer lavish sets and don't like Andrew Lloyd Weber music.

Also I enjoyed this production. I think the simple set design kept focus on... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to enjoy a very entertaining show, great production numbers, and hear a lot of pop song mash-ups, theater design/mood is on point

Don't see it if no original music, all pop songs mash-ups

Also Cast is great and performed well (didn't get to see Karen Olivo). I ha... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are looking for a very fun, very clever show.

Don't see it if You don't like improv or want classic theater.

Also Highly entertaining and you never who the surprise guests will be! We ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Family friendly, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a family-friendly show

Don't see it if you don't want to see a targeted to tweens show

Also I think the cast did well with what they had to work with. It is reall... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if If you want to see a play with good acting.

Don't see it if Its one of those plays that doesn't have a real start but it builds to a good ending.

80
Grief, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a simple yet absorbing play about love and grief and can focus on one person at a time

Don't see it if you normally go for spectacles and big productions

Also I enjoyed this play but it isn't for everyone. It is simple in product... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if fun, entertaining, some great special effects, Caissie Levy and Patti Murin are great in their roles, creative way to portray Olaf

Don't see it if if you are unable to hear anyone else but Idina Menzel sing Let It Go because Caissie Levy's version is pretty great

92
Must see, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if a strong play, great acting, nothing over the top, relies on great writing based on a excellent book (although not 100% true to the book)

Don't see it if if you don't like adaptations of classic books

72
Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you like the movie, it has some entertaining moments

Don't see it if you don't like the movie

Also we saw the u/s for Samantha Barks so that was disappointing and I didn... Read more Read less

82
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if for a nice update on the movie, Santino Fantana, classic musical formula, fun show

Don't see it if if you didn't appreciate the movie or like the traditional musical format

89
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun show and you want to laugh a lot

Don't see it if you don't appreciate some cheesy and campy moments (but it is a lot of fun!)

95
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you are a Harry Potter fan, incredible staging, set design, venue styling, great acting, epic production

Don't see it if it is a two part play and both parts are on the longer side so may be hard for people who can't sit through long shows

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Great acting

See it if Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. That is all. Seriously, a well written play, great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like nudity (brief moments), it has quirky moments

95
Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an intelligent, endearing, smart, funny, witty play. This is a great show! Heidi Schreck is awesome!

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows

80
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the Temptations and the Motown sound

Don't see it if you are looking for a plot, this a basic autobiographic jukebox musical

85
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Edgy, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy creative and immersive shows. You are brought into the show the moment you walk into the venue.

Don't see it if you don't like high top seating (cheaper seats). Cast is very scantily clad so if your a prudish, you won't enjoy it. It has raunchy moments

100
Emotional heartwrenching great music, Absorbing

See it if you want to hear a great songs, very talented cast, and be touched emotionally by a story that is quite relevant today

Don't see it if you prefer big dance numbers and can't really pay attention to the lyrics of the songs

85
Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you have ever done the online dating thing. You will relate to many moments in the show.

Don't see it if you have not done the online dating thing, you might not relate to it

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if you like modern shows.

Don't see it if you are closed minded or judge

85
Enchanting, Indulgent, Romantic

See it if you want to see a classic old school musical

Don't see it if you don't like classics