BwayBaby

New York City
About:  Theatre Lover 🎭
Reviews (727)
84
Relevant, Moving, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Best show I've seen since the reopening. Powerhouse vocals & performances from Clark and cast. Well written and engaging story.

Don't see it if You want a big splashy musical with dance numbers.

71
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if You like short plays based on true stories. Very well acted. I wish I had read before I saw it what the case was about.

Don't see it if While I enjoyed it, I feel like this is a better fit for an off-broadway intimate theater. It's a small show and runs about 60min.

69
During previews
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Mellow, Slow, Overly long, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if If you are a fan of the actors. All are excellent. The show itself was disappointing to me.

Don't see it if You dislike heavy narration. 3 actors play multiple roles, It's slow, no scene/costume changes & 2hrs. Would be stronger @ 90min.

73
Uneven, Overly long, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy fun comedies about families. I enjoyed most of this show and had a good time.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit for 2hrs w/ no interval. It's way too long. Would have been much stronger @ 90min. Scenes could be shortened easily.

68
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Clever, Great acting

See it if You're like intimate plays regarding current topics and race. The acting was excellent. I was engaged for most of the show.

Don't see it if Show was too long. I saw it off-broadway and I preferred it there. They added extra scenes to the end that kept it going way to long.

72
Uneven, Fun, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Stranger Things. The story follows the first season pretty closely.

Don't see it if You've never seen Stranger Things or do not care for parody musicals.

Also Some characters go super over the top and others play it more straight... Read more Read less

85
Innovative, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy 1 person shows and enjoy some audience participation. Ann Dowd was excellent and the concept was new, fun and engaging.

Don't see it if You don't want to interact with other audience members. You are seated in tables of 5 and together you have to vote on the story outcomes.

72
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Uneven

See it if You enjoy stories about uncovering a family's past. The cast is excellent, really great voices.

Don't see it if There were parts I really enjoyed and others whose tone didn't match the rest of the play that could be completely cut

83
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Fresh, Great story, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy updated takes on a classic. Feels extremely fresh like it could have been written today. Great story and characters.

Don't see it if I saw it early in previews & felt that Lenk was miscast. Everyone else shined bright around her. Maybe she will improve by opening.

72
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Uneven, Slow, Relevant, Great story

See it if Very timely story about immigration in the US. I enjoyed the story and it's well acted.

Don't see it if Show could use some trimming. Many scenes even though they were good felt like they went on too long.

74
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Classic, Old fashioned

See it if You like classic musicals, Hollywood stories and are interested in seeing a show that is rarely revived.

Don't see it if You want something more modern or edgy.

66
During previews
Coal Country
East Village
Slow, Great acting, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if Really great acting from the entire cast and an interesting & relevant story.

Don't see it if If you dislike monologue heavy shows. I didn't care for the format, The characters don't interact much with each other, mostly monologues.

77
During previews
Traditional, Overly long, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You have never seen Molly Brown. I enjoyed the story & found it interesting. She let quite a life. Very talented cast, great voices.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a traditional or classical show. The book was updated but I felt they should have shortened it.

82
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Very realistic performance and great writing. Good balance of drama and some humor. Show moves by at a great pace. I really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You want something light, although there is some humor the show deals with serious themes.

84
During previews
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You enjoy serious plays. Very clever concept showing 3 stories simultaneously. Excellent performances & engaging realistic story.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light. This show does require you to concentrate which is not hard to do when the performances are this good.

Also The 3 stories happening simultaneously takes about 10min to get used t... Read more Read less

76
During previews
Traditional, Moody, Great direction, Great acting

See it if You want to see a fairly traditional interpretation of Hamlet. Negga's performance is excellent & I enjoyed the moody staging.

Don't see it if If you would prefer a more modern or shortened version. It's a little long for my taste, I would have enjoyed it more had it been shorter.

58
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in the story and want to see a stripped down small production w/ 2 performers.

Don't see it if Performances were not where they needed to be to keep you engaged. Felt very slow & a little long. Saw 1st preview so maybe it improved.

77
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of any of the stellar cast members. Really amazing vocals in this show. Margherita is amazing as always. Fun story w/ heart.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a show with cartoony characters. There is a nice message and heart to the story.

Also Also really thought the costumes and wigs and props were very clever a... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Exceptional production & performances. Byrne is spectacular. Play is intense but has some darkly funny moments. Don't miss it!

Don't see it if Even if you aren't in the mood for a heavy play this production mixes in enough comic moments to make it palatable for everyone.

77
Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy stories about strained mother/daughter relationships. Very entertaining & interesting true story that I was not familiar with.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows. Grant is not the best actress however I very much enjoyed her play so it ultimately did not matter.

75
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Entertaining, Well acted, Funny

See it if You enjoy sit-com style shows & interested in stories of marriage. I was mostly entertained and enjoyed it.

Don't see it if It's an entertaining show but nothing special and probably forgettable. Probably a better fit for off-bway. Could also be 15-20min shorter.

79
During previews
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if Interesting perspective of the aftermath of a school shooting told through cops eyes. Really great performances! Last scene was WOW!

Don't see it if If the subject matter is too upsetting for you. This is the aftermath, so no violence is depicted on stage.

68
During previews
Overly long, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You're a big fan of Linney and want to see her on stage. She is a great actress but I have preferred previous plays she has done much more

Don't see it if It's slow and meandering. I was hoping for some kind of twist or hook but it never happens. Simple story of relationship w/ a parent.

80
Orpheus & Eurydice
Soho/Tribeca
Intimate, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You'd enjoy a modern retelling of the greek mythology. Super talented cast and very nice intimate production.

Don't see it if You dislike small intimate productions or don't like modern twists on classics.

77
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Uneven, Good music, Talented cast, Overly long, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy stories with teen characters. The show starts off great and has some really nice feel good moments and songs. Cast is great!

Don't see it if This show could be great but they ned to take 30 min off the run time. I unfortunately started to lose interest during act 2.

72
During previews
Dated, Well acted, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy classic plays. This show is very polished, actors are great and Ziemba is a treat.

Don't see it if You prefer more modern or updated classics. Didn't like last scene but it didn't ruin the show. Would prefer an updated ending.

70
Ni Mi Madre
West Village
Entertaining

See it if You enjoy one person shows or shows with LGBT themes.

Don't see it if You dislike intimate shows.

70
Confusing, Disjointed, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy 1 person shows or a fan of Lili Taylor. She is an excellent storyteller.

Don't see it if The story itself was a bit all over the place but she was able to hold my attention.

Also I went early in previews so this could improve with time.

62
Ambitious, Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if You enjoy 1 person shows.

Don't see it if The stories told are vignettes, my mind wandered during some of them. I would have enjoyed it more with a full cast playing the characters.

66
Overly long, Slow, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You enjoy monologue style shows.

Don't see it if You dislike Dystopian settings. Show also felt a little long. I was ready for it to end.

86
Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Great modern and accessible production. Actors are all excellent. Story is very entertaining and was made current.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional adaptation.

80
BLINDNESS
Gramercy
Intense, Absorbing, Innovative

See it if A really cool experience. Not traditional theater as there were no live actors but the story was very engrossing an enjoyable.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with periods of complete darkness.

Also During the times of complete darkness it actually felt like there was ... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Guilty pleasure, Fun, Great story, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a super JUICY story. I wasn't aware of it all. Immensely entertaining & surprisingly a very fun show. Amazing vocals/catchy music

Don't see it if You prefer more high falutin musicals. This show is a Guilty Pleasure in the best possible way.

Also I was surprised how fun this show was. I was kind of expecting it to b... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Well-acted, Thought-provoking, Boring, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You find business meetings enjoyable or like political plays. I enjoyed the last 15 minutes or so & could appreciate the message.

Don't see it if I found the first hour to be very slow, dry & boring. It felt like I was sitting on just an average business meeting.

Also I think I would have liked it better if it were maybe 70 minutes. Also... Read more Read less

92
Dana H.
Gramercy
Riveting, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy dark or intense stories. I was riveting start to finish. O'Connell is incredible.

Don't see it if You prefer something light or fluffy.

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if Really great story, performances and music. Has a little of everything, drama, history, singing. Really enjoyed it.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a 2 act play. Aren't in the mood for a serious play.

68
During previews
Rules of Desire
Midtown W
Intense, Uncomfortable, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if You are in the mood for something dark or edgy.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with sexual situations or language regarding sex.

Also It's an interesting concept but it needs work. The middle scene went o... Read more Read less

81
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Energetic, Catchy music, Great singing, Fun

See it if You are interested in the wives of Henry VIII. Very clever concept. Amazing music, incredible vocals. It's a very fun night out.

Don't see it if If you want to see a traditional musical. It's staged like a concert w/ each getting a # to tell their story + several group numbers.

Also If you aren't super familiar with the six wives I would recommend read... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Slow, Great acting

See it if Really great performances from the entire cast.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a long show. First act was too long & not much happens, all of the good stuff happens in act 2.

92
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great dancing, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Brilliant revival. Fresh & current. Excellent choreography/dancing. Impressive staging/direction. Incredible Cast! Do not miss it!

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't want to see a fresh and new take on a classic.

Also Tony and Maria have INCREDIBLE chemistry. I feel like you don't see th... Read more Read less

65
Paradise Lost
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in the Adam&Eve story. Most of the dialog was very modern and sometimes funny. Alison Fraiser & Eve were great!

Don't see it if The subject matter doesn't interest you. It could be 20min shorter, the first scene in particular felt way too long.

69
Disappointing, Uneven, Great cast, Amusing

See it if You're a fan of any of the cast members, they are all talented. The story is fairly entertaining but songs derail momentum.

Don't see it if I enjoyed the story but found the music unnecessary. Would have enjoyed it more if it were a comedy w/ no songs.

52
During previews
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Uneven, Cliched, Overly long, Disappointing

See it if You're interested in seeing small original musicals. The show is overly sweet (not in a good way) but I liked the more serious scenes.

Don't see it if Too much of the show is WAY too sugary sweet, to the point where it was kind of annoying. A song about Licorice? ::Eyeroll:: no thanks

Also It has some potential but should really be cut down to 90min with no i... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Fresh, Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You're intersted in Dracula told through a modern feminist lens. I really loved this adaptation, very fun. Felt like watching a mini series.

Don't see it if You dislike darker stories or not interested in the story of Dracula.

79
During previews
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if Solid and very well done production with great performances. Story is a bit of a whodunnit which captures your attention nicely.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories regarding race or seeing a show with an all male cast.

75
Campy, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy farcical campy humor. I really enjoyed the story most of all and liked the nod's to the style of old hollywood movies.

Don't see it if I didn't find it all that funny and didn't laugh that often but I could still appreciate the story and the show.

55
During previews
Slow, Dull, Disappointing

See it if The portrayal of a small town and the people that live there is probably quite accurate but that doesn't make it a worthwhile watch.

Don't see it if Story had potential but it ultimately doesn't go anywhere, no climax and the end fizzles out, not satisfying.

94
Inspiring, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Best bio musical I have ever seen. Tina's story is epic & inspirational. You leave the theater on a high.

Don't see it if This has a very wide appeal. I don't know who wouldn't be able to appreciate the incredible story and performances.

Also We saw Kayla Davion as Tina (on her Debut performance as Tina) and she... Read more Read less

79
Judgment Day
Upper E Side
Entertaining, Dramatic, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy large scale productions. The staging is really great and so are the performances. Good story w/ some dramatic scenes.

Don't see it if You aren't looking for drama and prefer something light.

77
During previews
One in Two
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy unconventional ways to tell a story. Great performances. Relevant story.

Don't see it if You dislike shows with actors playing multiple characters.