BwayBaby

New York City
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Reviews (851)
77
Mister Miss America
West Village
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Entertaining
July 31st, 2022

See it if You enjoy great comic performances. D'Astolfo has created a highly entertaining & funny character that commands the stage. Had lots of fun!

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows.

69
During previews
The Butcher Boy
Chelsea
Slow, Has potential, Unfocused, Uneven, Great acting
July 31st, 2022

See it if You are interested in a story about someones struggles withe Mental Illness. Great performance by the lead. Show needs work.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story with a lot of action or murder. It's pretty slow w/ many unnecessary songs that don't further the plot.

Also The title, poster and synopsis is a bit misleading. I was really hopin... Read more Read less

49
The Panic of '29
Midtown E
Indulgent, Painful, Disappointing, Bad direction, Amateurish
July 31st, 2022

See it if You have a friend in the production and have no choice.

Don't see it if Direction is a mess & tone is all over the place. Jokes were painfully unfunny. Many actors felt like they were acting in different shows.

84
During previews
Oresteia
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining
July 22nd, 2022

See it if You like epic shows with excellent performances and intense moments.

Don't see it if I usually don't like longer shows (this is 3.5 hours), however this story moves at a good pace & always kept my attention.

80
Notre Dame de Paris
Upper W Side
Great dancing, Great music, Great singing, Entertaining
July 22nd, 2022

See it if You are interested in the Hunchback story and enjoy shows with memorable music and great singing.

Don't see it if You aren't up for reading supertitles as the show is in French. The show is a little too long but overall I enjoyed it. Prefer Act 2.

60
Typical shakespeare, Well acted
July 22nd, 2022

See it if You want to see a standard Shakespeare production and you want to have the experience of going to Shakespeare in the Park. The cast is good.

Don't see it if You want to see an innovative or modernized version of Shakespeare. This is pretty standard.

82
During previews
HEART
West Village
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Moving
July 12th, 2022

See it if Beautifully rendered story full of insight and questioning. Smart. Touching.

Don't see it if you don't want solo performances.

84
Titanique
Financial
Great cast, Fun, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining
July 4th, 2022

See it if You want to have a great time! Exceptional voices & cast. VERY funny, filled with hilarious jokes and great Celine songs!

Don't see it if You don't like Celine's music or dislike parody shows. This show is a good time! Wish there were more shows like this!

58
During previews
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Overrated, Great singing, Unfocused, Slow, Disappointing
July 4th, 2022

See it if Great singing & some good songs. The positives end there...

Don't see it if The story is too juvenile for adults and too boring for kids. Not sure who this is for? Way too long. Story has no stakes.

Also I enjoy fairy tales and animated movies, so I don't usually mind a sho... Read more Read less

80
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Funny
July 4th, 2022

See it if You enjoy one person shows or stand up comedy.

Don't see it if You dislike one person shows.

80
And So We Walked
West Village
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Powerful
June 28th, 2022

See it if Beautiful and powerful story. really well acted and written. Engaging

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

56
Long, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging
June 20th, 2022

See it if You want to see a modern production of Hamlet with the original language.

Don't see it if I wish it had been shorter. It’s slow & 4 hours is too long. Handfuls of people left in the middle of 1st act. More at intermission.

Also If you are going to do a modern production why not have a modern run t... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Epic
June 19th, 2022

See it if great production. Very well told from various perspectives. Absorbing and thought-provoking.

Don't see it if It's almost 3hr 30 min long.

78
During previews
53% OF
Upper W Side
Relevant, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
June 18th, 2022

See it if Cast is great! Very skilled comedic performances. Show feels like extended SNL skits, w/ socially relevant themes. Very enjoyable.

Don't see it if You dislike shorter stories (format is 2 stories each told in 2 parts). The first half is stronger than the 2nd. Could use some fine-tuning.

73
Chains
Midtown W
Slow, Relevant, Well acted, Old fashioned
June 18th, 2022

See it if You enjoy old fashioned plays. Similar in tone to what you would see on Downton Abby or Guilded Age.

Don't see it if You would prefer to see something more modern, although the themes in the play are still relevant today.1st act was slow, 2nd act was better

78
Weightless
Virtual
Fun, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great music!, Great singing
June 13th, 2022

See it if you liked Hadestown style. Different story completely. Very polished music/singing. Very enjoayble.

Don't see it if it's a concert not a full production.

76
Mr. Parker
Midtown W
Well acted, Entertaining
June 12th, 2022

See it if You enjoy shows with gay characters. The story is good and relatable. Actors all do a good job.

Don't see it if If the story of a man moving on after his longtime husband dies doesn't interest you.

60
During previews
Corsicana
Midtown W
Overly long, Disappointing, Meandering, Slow
June 12th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of the actors. The actors are great.

Don't see it if You dislike slow shows with pacing issues.

45
The Orchard
Midtown W
Confusing, Uncomfortable seating, Slow, Boring, Disappointing
June 9th, 2022

See it if The concept of incorporating robots is interesting but they are used just as a gimmick for this production.

Don't see it if Very slow & boring. Direction feels messy & all over the place. Several scenes w/ actors speaking in other languages w/ no captioning.

Also Seating is very uncomfortable bench style seating with no arm rests or... Read more Read less

68
Ok production, Good voices, Interesting
June 4th, 2022

See it if It's ok. Atonal music kinda makes all operas seem the same. Very good adaptation of the story for the opera. Beefs up Ophelia and trims R&G.

Don't see it if you prefer your opera with melodies.

88
Intelligent, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging
June 3rd, 2022

See it if Gorgeous Production and very special adaptation of the book. Great acting and puppetry.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fantasy.

77
The Line
Virtual
Relevant, Great cast, Great acting
June 2nd, 2022

See it if really great cast and acting in a zoom-style video. Moving and well told.

Don't see it if you don't like zoom theater.

76
Neat
Virtual
Entertaining, Online, No staging, Great acting, Great writing
June 2nd, 2022

See it if passionately great performance. Absorbing story. Great story arc.

Don't see it if you don't like online performances.

30
Monotonous, Slow, Disappointing, Amateurish
June 1st, 2022

See it if The story concept is interesting and has potential. I appreciate what the play was trying to say but it was muddled down by the production

Don't see it if Needs a lot of reworking. Format is repetitive. Has pacing issues & convos drag on. Long periods of nothing to allow for costume changes.

Also I typically love what SoHo rep produces but this is not up to their st... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Quirky, Entertaining, Intriguing, Great writing, Great acting
May 28th, 2022

See it if You enjoy shows with quirky characters and find awkward dinner parties entertaining. Natural performances, felt like viewing real life.

Don't see it if You dislike slow shows. I usually don’t care for slow shows but I found myself interested in these characters & story.

Also This will not be everyone’s cup of tea . If you like off-beat characte... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
May 26th, 2022

See it if You enjoy shows w/ gay characters. Well written and acted. Story was not what I was expecting and moved along at a good pace.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in family dramas or stories about an aging parent/grandparent.

45
Overrated, Excruciating, Slow, Bleak
May 26th, 2022

See it if I guess if you are a fan of Bob Dylan you might enjoy it? No guarantee

Don't see it if The songs don’t further the plot at all. They are used more as a general “mood.” Show is very slow and pretty boring.

83
Lucia di Lammermoor
Upper W Side
Delightful, Clever, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing
May 26th, 2022

See it if Awesome new production. Great new vision. Great acting and singing. Refreshing.

Don't see it if you only like your opera classically staged

77
For a previous production
Don Carlo
Upper W Side
Slow, Great writing, Great singing
May 26th, 2022

See it if you like Verdi's music. Incredible singers. Great story.

Don't see it if you don't care for long operas. The new sets are good but not particularly special.

81
For a previous production
Rigoletto
Upper W Side
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great staging
May 26th, 2022

See it if Great staging and voices. Beautiful new production. Darker.

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

78
Great singing, Uneven, Absorbing
May 26th, 2022

See it if you want an opera you can take anyone to. Performed in English and only 90 min.

Don't see it if Some of the story got lost on the trimming. A lot of solos for a short opera. Needed more of the interactive parts.

82
Fun, Fast paced, Dramatic twists, Great acting, Entertaining
May 24th, 2022

See it if You enjoy shows with LOTS of drama and twists. The subject matter is serious but this show is a lot of fun! Story moves fast in 80min.

Don't see it if You prefer a slow play where nothing happens.

68
Disappointing, Cute, Overrated
May 23rd, 2022

See it if You want to see a cute show. It’s a clever concept.

Don't see it if You want a musical with memorable songs. The music was not particularly great. The show feels long and it’s only 2 hours.

80
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Fun, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
May 15th, 2022

See it if You want to see a fresh modern take on Hamlet. Very entertaining. Would love to see more adaptations of Shakespeare like this.

Don't see it if Leave your expectations at the door and just enjoy.

77
During previews
Golden Shield
Midtown W
True crime drama, Entertaining
May 15th, 2022

See it if You enjoy True Crime stories, this has a similar feel to it.

Don't see it if True crime or legal procedurals don’t interest you.

73
Shipwreck
Virtual
Interesting, Relevant, Thought-provoking
May 12th, 2022

See it if Good writing. Thought provoking ideas. Interesting concept.

Don't see it if some of the political ideas are not for everyone.

78
Paint-by-numbers revival, Entertaining, Great performances, Great choreography, Old fashioned
May 12th, 2022

See it if You want to see a solid & classic revival of The Music Man. Really great choreography & dancing. Sutton & Hugh are wonderful.

Don't see it if You are hoping for a reimaging or update on the material. This is a paint-by-numbers revival- nothing new.

Also The material is a bit too old fashioned for my taste, but I was entert... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant
May 10th, 2022

See it if Profound and great acted reinterpretation of real statements. Expertly edited. Moving.

Don't see it if No reason.

10
Painful, Boring, Dry, Overrated, Disappointing
May 10th, 2022

See it if You want to see a Wikipedia page play out on stage. This play is a recital of information with absolutely no entertainment value.

Don't see it if Entire show was VERY dry. Everything is spoken in 3rd person. They are telling a story rather than showing. No emotion, very dull & boring

Also I could have saved 3 hours of my life and stayed home and read about t... Read more Read less

69
Specific musical taste, Concert, Not theater
May 10th, 2022

See it if Interesting concert. Some good songs. Nice choreography.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of most Byrne music.

40
Boring, Disappointing, Amateurish
May 10th, 2022

See it if you want to support striving work

Don't see it if you want to see something with an engaging story

92
During previews
Real, Heartfelt, Refreshing, Hilarious, Entertaining
May 8th, 2022

See it if Wonderful show! Has everything: truly funny humor, real drama, some sadness & an uplifting message. Fun musical numbers & great performances

Don't see it if I enjoyed this more than the majority of new shows on Broadway this season. Plan on seeing it again.

80
For a previous production
Delightful, Classic, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing
May 8th, 2022

See it if You enjoy big classic musicals. A traditional revival. Great performances and production.

Don't see it if You aren’t interested in revivals.

87
POTUS
Midtown W
Fun!, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Hilarious
May 7th, 2022

See it if You want a great night out and want to laugh. Excellent cast. Extremely funny and fast past. Finally something FUN on Broadway this season.

Don't see it if If you aren’t in the mood to laugh.

84
Delightful, Refreshing, Great cast, Funny, Entertaining
May 5th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of this show and want to see this incredible cast. Enjoyed it better than most of the shows this Broadway season.

Don't see it if You only want to see shows with full staging. The staging & set is minimal (normal for the encores series).

Also Leaps and bounds better than the other Encores musicals this year.

78
During previews
Realistic, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing
May 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see great performances and Multi-dimensional characters. Acting & dialog feel very realistic and story has something to say.

Don't see it if You dislike intimate venues.

77
Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
May 3rd, 2022

See it if Fun story. Well acted/performed. Entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like darker stories

75
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
May 3rd, 2022

See it if Entertaining and enjoyable. Great voices. Good story.

Don't see it if It's all on audio

30
Suffs
East Village
No character development, Emotionless, Dry, Boring, Disappointing
April 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see an amazing cast of broadway veterans in an epically disappointing show.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a Wiki page on stage. It's VERY dry. No character development & the music is tuneless, repetitive & unmemorable.

Also Taub casting herself as the lead was also a mistake. Out of her league... Read more Read less