Bway Theater Fan

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Passionate theater fan regularly attending shows on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.
Reviews (66)
86
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you like contemporary musicals and themes with terrific movement, fast-moving staging and you like rock music.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy rock musicals or musicals about teenage life and issues.

78
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy seeing great performances by seasoned Broadway actors with fun and light materials

Don't see it if you want a serious musical - it's light comedy....but a lot of laughs and very well produced

70
Sing Street
East Village
Disappointing, Slow, Romantic, Great singing, Sweet

See it if you liked the movie - it is the same story with some of the same music; you enjoy great performances by young actors and musicians

Don't see it if you are expecting the innovation you saw in ONCE or want to feel particularly moved by the story

88
Riveting, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You want a unique Broadway concert experience with an extraordinary band and movement.

Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional Broadway show, it’s not. Even if you are not a fan if David Byrne’s music or techno, it is enchanting

60
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like to see theater in development, some well-timed movement was interesting.

Don't see it if You expect to see something similar to other works by the playwright.

75
Slow, Great singing, Great acting, Confusing, Depressing

See it if You are o.k. with hearing some new and well-done arrangements of Bob Dylan songs.

Don't see it if You expect the songs and the story to flow well together or if you are turned off by a very depressing show.

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Well done, Amazing costumes

See it if You enjoy seeing an entertaining, fun and entirely delightful musical with terrific performances, gorgeous costumes and a compelling story.

Don't see it if You really do not appreciate Cher's story or her music. Although, you may still want to see it - a lot of great theater moments here!

75
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Funny, Dated, Unmemorable

See it if You enjoy a well produced, predictable music filled with some great humor and a lot of Nicholaw signature dance sequences.

Don't see it if Predictable musicals with cliché characters bother you. There’s a lot of cuteness, songs are, for the most part, unmemorable.

72
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if You like new works that are edgy and relevant. Great acting. Clever staging. Beautiful moments.

Don't see it if You get offended by profanity or need a regular plot.

72
Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You don’t mind the musical being exactly like the movie. You’ll know all the lines. The few new parts were refreshing. Songs forgettable

Don't see it if You love the movie so much, this might be painful for you. Few surprises.

90
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Masterful, Must see

See it if you appreciate a gorgeous, tight, well-staged and performed musical in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if you do not appreciate a more operatic score...but even then, see it anyway, your opinion may be change.

Also Mesmerizing and beautiful...I want to see it again and again and again... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Enjoyable

See it if You enjoy good writing, a different story and a play that makes you think. My husband and I discussed it for hours afterwards, loved intro.

Don't see it if You don’t like watching the behavior of straight white men. But it’s funny....

78
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see an enjoyable new play with interesting twists you didn't see coming; performances were terrific

Don't see it if you are looking for a big Broadway theater experience, this is a small, intimate theater and show

78
The Children
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like smart plays with terrific performances; this play is very enjoyable and fast-moving

Don't see it if you are looking for a lot of action - this is more about the characters

78
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you like original laugh-out-loud musicals with tremendous talent.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy hearing profanity (a lot of it) or can't laugh at a truly unique and a bit absurd musical.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if you must see this heart-warming story told masterfully with great music and inspiration.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional Broadway musical with huge dance numbers.

75
Junk
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You enjoy fast-moving, intelligent plays that are well-produced.

Don't see it if Wall Street history bores you.

68
Slow, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You tend to agree with NYTimes reviews and are a Simon Stephens fan.

Don't see it if You like fast moving plays.

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if you are looking for a well-written, well-acted new play with the intimacy and value off-Broadway offers.

Don't see it if you are upset by the show's topics.

70
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Long

See it if you enjoy parody and Broadway insider humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a great show. It's funny...but not that funny....

70
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Sweet

See it if You enjoy a solid Roundabout play with terrific acting and impressive set designs.

Don't see it if You are looking for a WOW or get upset by predictable plot lines.

72
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Funny, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You are fans of the actors and want to see some good performances.

Don't see it if You are expecting to be moved. It's predictable.

85
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see moving theater - it's intense and a great story.

Don't see it if You are looking for humor. This story is intense and moving.

70
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Funny, Sweet, Underwhelming

See it if you want a family-friendly show for kids who haven't seen the amazing original movie a hundred times. Christian Borle is good, not his best

Don't see it if you expect incredible staging or terrific dance numbers. It's a slow grind.

73
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Sweet, Warm, Clever, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like fun, quirky musicals that are well produced with great performances.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see great dance numbers or hear memorable songs.

82
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy comedy and terrific performances by seasoned actors; great writing!

Don't see it if you are disappointed by some predictability or if you do not enjoy new work....even then, it is a fast moving and delightful play.

68
During previews
Great talent, Overrated, Quirky, Romantic, Slow

See it if You want to see these actors perform - all of the performances are terrific - really great singing and character portrayal

Don't see it if you are looking to be entertained by a new musical in a meaningful way; it's a slow burn with bright spots but not particularly compelling

82
During previews
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Satisfying, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a good cry from a musical, love romance and appreciate a new way of using song to tell a story.

Don't see it if You are looking for jazz hands and a traditional big Broadway musical - this musical is in development, is relevant and tugs at your heart.

85
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Wow movement, Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate new musicals with incredible talent, innovative storytelling, hot music and the best movement off Broadway

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals. This is a whole different kind of dazzle.

98
During previews
Totally unique, Must see, Mesmerizing, Great music, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a total unique new musical with fantastic jazz/blues/folk/rock music, poet lyrics and riveting performances. So cool!

Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals & are cynical, but then go see it to expand your mind, it’s a beautiful love story, artistic & brilliant.

75
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying, Slow

See it if You are a fan of the actors or director - there are some great performances and staging is unique (typical IVH.)

Don't see it if You like fast-moving, plot-driven plays. Some great characters, but it gets a little long.

65
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Overrated, Slow, Impressive puppetry

See it if You want to see the really incredible puppetry in the ape. It’s cool and impressive. But don’t be bothered by the rest of the show.

Don't see it if You are expecting a decent musical. There are some highlights in dance sequences, projections and performances; the music is unmemorable.

80
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Enjoyable, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Edie Falco, she is simply divine in an impressive role. Fast moving, relevant and great night st the theater.

Don't see it if You dislike shows about politics...but still see this, the acting is super and is more about relationships.

75
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You like fun, we’ll written and acted plays with a new subject - snooker! It was fun and interesting.

Don't see it if The story is a bit predictable but it’s still a good time.

83
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love musical theater and can just let yourself have a fantastic evening under the stars at Shakespeare in the Park. Well done Shaina!

Don't see it if you don't like musical theater or adaptations. Enjoy the awesome community members are part of the cast (a huge number of them!)

78
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You love great acting and storytelling.

Don't see it if You have issues with plays not told in chronological order.

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a unique musical with a sweet story, very well executed and terrific performances; the music is beautiful

Don't see it if you are looking for a "big" musical - this isn't splashy, rather more intimate without a lot of movement, it's more about the music

60
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Predictable

See it if you really love any of the featured actors, want to see Greg Pierce's work or like to support the fantastic Second Stage

Don't see it if You are hoping for a great night of theater; the premise is good and believable but it builds to where you don't care about the characters

75
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Interesting, Slow

See it if you liked The Flick...the show is funny and a great examination of humans in totally normal situations - great character acting

Don't see it if you need fast-moving or heavy on action

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Must see

See it if your love the Boss and want a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate experience of his storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy "unplugged" versions of classic rock songs.

65
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky

See it if You want to see these stars perform, they deliver humor and do pretty well despite the material.

Don't see it if You expect to see a great play.

85
Uncommon Sense
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if for a fast-paced, excellent production of moving, heartwarming, heart-breaking stories about people and families living with autism.

Don't see it if you want light theater - this play inspires many emotions - humor, sadness, frustration, anger, empathy; you leave exhausted but satisfied

70
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Cliched, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see great acting and a solid Lincoln Center play production.

Don't see it if you get upset by predictable plot lines.

82
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you appreciate terrific performances, like intelligent plays and enjoy being surprised and delighted.

Don't see it if you expect a period piece or anything similar to A Doll's House.

75
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Sweet, Good dancing, Fluffy

See it if You like traditional, old-fashioned musicals with some big dance numbers.

Don't see it if you will be disappointed by predictability or if you expect to be singing the score when you leave the theater.

82
For a previous production
Curvy Widow
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You like musical comedies and appreciate a good laugh and terrific performances. It's a fun show to see with a spouse or friends.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a solid lighthearted romp featuring a relatable story and (talented) middle-age actors.

83
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Riveting, Clever

See it if You like magical performances and enjoyed being wow'ed.

Don't see it if You hate magic shows.

83
For a previous production
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You want to laugh hysterically for 2 hours and witness great fun on stage.

Don't see it if You don't like slapstick comedy or don't buy into a farce.

73
During previews
Slow, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining, Predictable

See it if you loved the movie or if you are looking for a solid family-friendly show.

Don't see it if you expect to hear memorable songs, be moved or want a fast-moving show.

72
During previews
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Cliched, Great acting, Slow, Romantic, Interesting

See it if You are a fan of Harvey Fierstein and like interesting plays under 100 minutes with no intermission.

Don't see it if You expect to be blown away - much of the show is predictable, but it is refreshing and fun, too.