Brianna K 7173

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  New college grad living in NYC. Seeing as many shows as possible, generally gravitate toward plays but love good musicals as well. Newly interested in theatre but it's becoming a very big part of my life and future plans.
Reviews (34)
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of seeing the wide range of Daniel Radcliffe's stage ability, you're interested in the concept of truth

Don't see it if You want a show to give you an answer on what to think

Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you know the source material and want to see it much improved, like relevant and slap-stick style humor

Don't see it if you're expecting Measure for Measure to be acted out with songs - this is based on it but a lot has changed

Enchanting, Great staging, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You love seeing how directors and stage designers use Circle in the Square to their advantage, you want to see a great cast

Don't see it if If you're hard of hearing, the lyrics can be difficult to make out

Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Relevant, Funny

See it if you can handle some overtly childish jokes/actions in order to get the surprisingly relevant story and great acting (and love good scores)

Don't see it if you can't stand children's humor, you can get away without knowing much about the tv show but it helps

Also I loved all of the actors, they deserve a lot of credit, this isn't an... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if If you’re looking for a different, personal musical. You want to explore human interactions in a place with nothing else going on

Don't see it if You want to see a big flashy dance show, this is not for you

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Funny

See it if You have young children or are with someone who wants to see a safe and traditional Broadway musical. You want to see a fun take on Genie.

Don't see it if You love the songs and expect Lea Salonga level vocal performance, the leads just aren't that strong.

During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you want to see amazing acting and witness a refreshing and light-hearted night with intelligent jokes on the nature of relationships

Don't see it if you want to see something profound - this play is fun and silly

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an incredible cast perform a classic show

Don't see it if You're not a fan of dated shows / don't know NYC

Also I saw this show with Donna Murphy and thought she was SO incredible

Refreshing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You know and love the Harry Potter books AND movies

Don't see it if you've never seen or read the series

Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you want to laugh the entire time at government incompetence and raunchy jokes

Don't see it if You're not into slapstick/direct humor

Great acting, Riveting, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You want to see great acting, want a lighter play, and have thoughts on the institution of marriage

Don't see it if You need a lot of action/movement on stage or you feel offended by people questioning the validity of marriage

Also Don't worry about not having seen "part 1" with is A Doll House - it's... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You like measure for measure and have thoughts about what it should be-the director put some characters in boxes that clarify their view

Don't see it if You're not a fan of shakespeare (somehow) or this play-its a strange play and the character motivations are difficult to understand

Also I really liked this modern and prop filled take on this play. It's one... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to be reminded of how little society moves forward through history. Want to see an incredible performance by Cynthia Nixon

Don't see it if You don't like slow shows that are centered around talking in the same room, you don't like the relevance of history to today's world

Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Indulgent, Must see

See it if You want to see immersive theatre done right, you love great, memorable, music and self-aware theatre. You want to support a big cast

Don't see it if You don't like interacting with the cast, they are all over the theatre. Non traditiona theatre isn't you're thing.

Also This is the most interesting and unique show I have seen. I'm itching ... Read more Read less

Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see Kevin Kline playing a role he was made for, you want to laugh with the crowd, see a beautiful set and costumes

Don't see it if You don't like this show at all, although this is the best staging of Present Laughter.

Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You want to laugh with the crowd constantly, watch Andy Karls' feats of acting, singing, and physicality. You're impressed with good staging

Don't see it if You see musicals for the music, the music here is lacking. You're triggered my suicide depicted (albeit the suicide sequence is humorous).

Also Andy Karls really makes this musical what it is. He is a joy to watch ... Read more Read less

Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Absorbing, Masterful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to know more about Palestinian/Israeli history. If interested in diplomacy, want to see how backchannel talks can be riveting

Don't see it if You expect a lot of action and movement in your theatre, this play is about the words and their delivery. The word fuck offends you

Private Peaceful
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like coming of age and war stories and one-man shows, you like the theatre stripped down to it's raw form with writing and acting

Don't see it if war stories aren't you're thing, you're looking for a more flashy/prop-filled show

Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You want to see absolute icons on stage in Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill holding her own very well among them

Don't see it if You're a misogynist? I can't think of any reason not to see this production

Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see Andrew Garfield at his best, are interested in mysticism and the stark reality of the 1980s

Don't see it if i can't even say that anyone shouldn't see it - just go

Absorbing, Enchanting, Delightful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see Mark Rylance in one of his best performances and to spend a few hours enthralled with the stage; you like breaking 4th wall

Don't see it if absurdity is lost on you

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see the hands down best musical of the time. Everything from start to finish (and now new cast) is impeccable

Don't see it if You have trouble following fast lyrics and don't know the music beforehand (somehow)

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to hear a heartwarming true story about 9/11, be impressed at the directing on a simple stage, and see an amazing cast

Don't see it if You want a big flashy Broadway musical or love multiple solo ballads

Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if You love Sweeney Todd (how can you not?) and want to see a refreshing take on the show, you are cool with immersive theatre

Don't see it if You don't want performers to get in your face

Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if unfortunately it's closed as I'm writing this, but this joyous show is a must see for alt-Shakespeare

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare's comedies where everything works out in the end

Intelligent, Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You can tolerate being offended, want to laugh a lot

Don't see it if you really love being Mormon

Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You know Martin Denton, indie theatre in the 90s and early 2000s, or have an interest in theatre appreciation and history

Don't see it if You don't like "breaking the 4th wall," quirky shows where the same actors play multiple people aren't your thing

Also Being relatively young, I knew nothing about the recent history of NYC... Read more Read less

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great singing, Raunchy, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you love the music of Chicago or if there is an actor that you love in a role, you like musicals in concert style, want to see everything

Don't see it if you really love the movie, it's well made enough to satisfy your cravings for the show, you have a limited time in NYC for theatre

War Paint
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You love Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone. You want to hear the history of makeup in the US, want to be delighted with singing and color

Don't see it if You get bored easily, pieces feel repetitive and the show sometimes drags. You don't like musicals filled with ballad after ballad

Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want to laugh along with the audience, like romance stories You want an uplifting comedy musical with excellent music by Sara Bareilles

Don't see it if You don't buy into 'a baby will save you/change your life' narratives, are upset by cheating stories, desire more critically engaging shows

Church & State
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You care about the contemporary moment and issues facing the nation. You're a questioning religious person, you want to laugh

Don't see it if You don't like your beliefs being questioned (if you're pro gun or very religious) it's difficult for you to follow quick, often dry humor

Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want a little known history of a Yiddish play, want to see interesting staging choices, and are Jewish/know a lot of Jewish history

Don't see it if You have zero knowledge of Jewish history, aren't interested in a dark play,

Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Masterful

See it if You want a peak into rural life in recent years, want to see amazing writing in action, love shows where you hate and love each character

Don't see it if Violence bothers you, there's a short violent scene, you dislike shows where people are worn to their core, desperate and ugly

Also Honestly this is one of the most thought provoking shows I've seen thi... Read more Read less

1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You really know the novel - as others have said, this isn't just about the concepts, it follows the plot with no explanation

Don't see it if Blood, descriptions of torture, and strobe effects bother you. Or if you have a small bladder, the show drags on to almost two hours

Also The torture scene was ridiculously tedious and felt like a huge reach ... Read more Read less