Broadwayisbae 6124

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Male
About:  I'm a theatre nerd and performer in NYC who goes to shows three or more times a week usually!! Fairly new to show-score. So follow me and hopefully you like my thoughts on the shows I see!
Reviews (126)
77
Hilarious, Fluffy, Quirky, Resonant, Delightful

See it if If you are overweight or obsessed with food like I am. It's a really fun and entertaining show.

Don't see it if If you prefer a show with a strong plot.

68
Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging

See it if If you like the original show and great intimate staging with a PHENOMENAL Usnavi.

Don't see it if If you like perfect performances throughout the cast. There were a few standouts and many who just didn't seem comfortable.

85
Dated, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Quirky

See it if If you like cute golden age shows done in a really fun and intimate way.

Don't see it if If you prefer the style of modern musicals.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Riveting

See it if If you like really strong casts performing some brilliant numbers.

Don't see it if If you like plots and aren't a fan of revues.

27
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you like one woman variety style musicals.

Don't see it if If you want a strong score, story, and performance. This show is incredibly lacking in all of those aspects.

42
Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if The music is catchy and a great cast.

Don't see it if If you don't like stories that make no sense, have mismatched time themes, undeveloped and dumb characters, and lots of bad stereotypes.

79
Slow, Clever, Banal, Thought-provoking

See it if If you like creative theatrical lessons interlaced with magic. (With a finale that will blow your mind)

Don't see it if If you really just want magic. There were few tricks during the show and it focused more on life lessons and stories.

80
Slow, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if If you like Arthur Miller's work performed to perfection! You won't find a better cast. Everyone gives stellar performances.

Don't see it if If you need a quick pace or a story that will really hold your attention throughout. It takes a long time for anything to really happen.

74
During previews
Riveting, Relevant, Great staging, Slow, Absorbing

See it if If you like brilliant performances with some really fun jazz music and a deeper story than you thought there would be.

Don't see it if If you don't like swing music and a lot of diegetic songs. Or if war stories are triggering to you.

73
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Clever, Awkward

See it if If you like very meta shows in small intimate theaters with a cute score and book.

Don't see it if If you want a big production or a deep story. This felt kind of like a really good community theatre production.

Also Best part: You get free honey!!!!!! (It is really good honey! Worth th... Read more Read less

81
Edgy, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if If you enjoy a brilliant and hysterical parody. I couldn't stop laughing.

Don't see it if If you didn't enjoy the book or don't like inappropriate jokes.

56
Entertaining, Banal, Overrated, Delightful, Fun

See it if If you just want a fun night of theatre.

Don't see it if If you want something with more of a plot.

44
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Slow

See it if If you like the cast.

Don't see it if If you liked any of the past incarnations of the book/movie. It takes every bit of magic out of it and absolutely destroys it.

Also The candy room is about the size of a small bathroom. If that says any... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Fluffy, Romantic, Great singing

See it if If you like a beautifully crafted and heartfelt love story with phenomenal performances, lighting, staging, and music.

Don't see it if If you don't like simple romantic stories. This is a beautifully done love story. There are other aspects. But the main focus is the romance

96
For a previous production
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if If you like slapstick comedy and brilliant performances.

Don't see it if If you don't laugh at people getting injured a lot and jokes about bad theatre productions.

Also Honestly, the funniest show I have EVER seen. It is truly brilliant an... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see, Riveting, Epic

See it if If you enjoy enormous productions that focus on serious spectacle and theatrical magic. It's truly a beautiful show with a powerful story.

Don't see it if If you prefer more intimate shows or don't want to cry.

Also Don't sit in the rear mezzanine. I thought that with a large show like... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated, Relevant

See it if If you're Canadian, you may find something to connect to.

Don't see it if If you're not Canadian. The tone shifts, poor lyrics and music, and unfocused storyline will put you to sleep.

Also I'll be honest. I thought this show would be amazing. I had heard so m... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Confusing, Intense, Refreshing, Riveting, Great singing

See it if If you like dark shows with beautiful messages and an amazing cast and score.

Don't see it if If you don't want to really think. It can be very confusing at times.

91
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Riveting, Exquisite

See it if If you want to see the performance of a lifetime. Glen Close delivers!!! A beautiful revival of this show with an amazing 40 piece orchestra

Don't see it if If you weren't a fan of the original or you prefer something more intimate. (or if you hate insanely cramped seats. Gotta love the Palace)

61
Dated, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if If you like "classic" musicals with an amazing cast and want a night at the theatre that will simply entertain.

Don't see it if If you want a show with a good story and music that is deep and meaningful. To sum things up, it's a great production of a terrible show.

82
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if If you enjoy a show with some really great music and staging that focuses on women's issues

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy fairly intimate shows that focus on 1950's/60's women's issues.

87
During previews
Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you want to see some incredible a-capella singing, a nearly perfect cast, and a really honest and touching story.

Don't see it if If you don't like a-capella music. That's honestly the only reason I can think of not to see it. It's really good!!

67
Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if If you like incredible sound design and unique theatrical experiences.

Don't see it if If you want a traditional show. Or if you don't like one man shows.

Also I've been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out if I lov... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if If you enjoy science and want a fun night out that is also a nice learning experience.

Don't see it if If you want a story or a traditional theatre experience. This is not that. It's just fun, cool, learning.

Also You do not need to go with a kid to enjoy it. I felt awkward walking i... Read more Read less

52
Entertaining, Confusing, Relevant, Great singing

See it if If you understand spanish and know the background of the music and culture.

Don't see it if If you DON'T understand spanish and know the background of the music and culture.

Also This is coming from someone who just spent two hours scratching his he... Read more Read less

92
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Masterful

See it if If you like brilliant performances and an incredibly important and thought provoking show.

Don't see it if If you prefer one overarching story rather than several smaller stories within one show.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if If you like Friends, you will love this.

Don't see it if If you've never seen friends or prefer perfect singing.

40
Banal, Confusing, Dated, Disappointing, Edgy

See it if If you like killer lead performances.

Don't see it if If you don't like shows with over the top confusing arcs that make you uncomfortable and sleepy.

51
During previews
Great singing, Slow, Banal, Overrated

See it if If you like strong performances and pretty melodies

Don't see it if If you prefer plots that move somewhere or music that has more than one level throughout.

83
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Raunchy, Funny

See it if If you love Nancy Opel or sex humor. Nancy is onstage shaking her butt to the audience 95% of the show lol.

Don't see it if If you don't like sexual humor or true stories without too much depth.

81
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Raunchy, Funny, Quirky

See it if If you like inappropriate humor with catchy songs and a story that'll remind you of the side plot to "something rotten".

Don't see it if If you can't handle sex jokes or if you don't like open seating like me.

Also In a small theater like The Cell, open seating wasn't so great. A lot ... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if If you love brilliant mentalism that's very audience interactive.

Don't see it if If you don't like magic or just want to be a spectator.

80
During previews
Refreshing, Relevant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if A wonderfully stripped down production of this Sondheim masterpiece. If you love Sondheim and brilliant intimate theatre, go see this.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see a lot of changes to this show. Or if you don't like really intimate theaters/audience interaction.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Fast paced, Funny, Must see

See it if If you loved the book series and want to see a very stripped down and more heartfelt version of it.

Don't see it if If you are expecting a really big and spectacle type of production. It focuses more on the emotions. It's beautiful though.

86
Entertaining, Exquisite, Dated, Unfocused, Great staging

See it if If you enjoy great dancing and wonderful performances.

Don't see it if If you want a truly deep story where all the songs are relevant and further plot/character.

68
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant, Slow

See it if If you want good music with good performances.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see a knockoff of Hairspray.

57
During previews
Dated, Cliched, Great acting, Slow, Overrated

See it if If you're a fan of boring "classics". Or if you like the cast.

Don't see it if If you prefer a deep and moving show that isn't a piece of its time.

97
During previews
Great staging, Exquisite, Epic, Must see, Masterful

See it if I can't recommend this show enough!! See it if you love brilliant writing and performances! Staged absolutely perfectly.

Don't see it if If you're triggered by suicide. BIG suicide trigger warning.

67
During previews
Dated, Fluffy, Slow, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you like old fashioned musical theatre with a stellar cast.

Don't see it if If you want to walk out of the theatre humming the tunes or really remembering much of what you saw at all.

Also This is a very average show. It's not good, it's not bad. Patti, John,... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Cliched

See it if if you like one woman shows that take a while to get to a fairly strong punchline.

Don't see it if If you want a show that continues moving throughout. It's also not completely polished. Previews of the world premiere. So it needed work.

90
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see

See it if If you want to see a true Sondheim masterpiece performed brilliantly.

Don't see it if If you prefer large dance heavy shows with lots of staging and jazz hands. This is much more intimate and scaled down much like Encores.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if I cannot recommend this enough. If you enjoy a brilliantly classic performed flawlessly with inventive and terrifying staging, go see this.

Don't see it if If you don't enjoy really dark shows and audience interaction.

77
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if If you like brilliantly written political/religious shows.

Don't see it if If you're like me and don't care much about politics and religion, this will bore you beyond belief despite how good the show is.

73
Dated, Fluffy, Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you like older musicals with a phenomenal cast and creative team.

Don't see it if If you prefer a deep plot and well written book. It's an incredibly fluffy and under-thought piece.

Also The cast and creative team is amazing however. They alone make it wort... Read more Read less

89
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if If you want a truly unique show with wonderful music, great cast, great staging, and a really interesting and thoughtful story.

Don't see it if If you want a show that has a plot that continues moving instead of just developing characters. Or if you don't like dark comedies.

74
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if If you want to see a few great songs and a stellar cast.

Don't see it if If you want a polished show. This show has a few amazing numbers. But overall, the score is very bland and boring with a really weak book.

74
Entertaining, Great writing, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see a very good yet amateur production of a classic show with an incredible Bobby and Joanne with great directing.

Don't see it if If you want to see a professional show. This is a strong community theatre production. Or if you want to understand what's being said.

Also This show takes place in a church sanctuary. So the echo is overwhelmi... Read more Read less

96
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Enchanting

See it if If you love Kristin Chenoweth. She gives an incredible performance and the concert is really amazing!!

Don't see it if If you don't like Kristin Chenoweth.....Though if you don't like her, I don't know why you're even considering this show lol.

75
Dated, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If you like shows from that era that are just cute, fun, dancey entertainment with a great cast.

Don't see it if If you want a deep plot or a real masterful work of theatre.

90
Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see a wonderfully written show that rings true to current events.

Don't see it if If you want flashy jazz hands and chorus girls doing kick lines.