C1986

Manhattan | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (50)
90
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Funny, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound

See it if You're interested in future/dystopian stories; you want to see nuanced and affecting performances (even by non-humans)

Don't see it if You don't like robots? Only complaint was that it could have been trimmed down a little, but really enjoyed it.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Funny, Quirky

See it if Themes of acceptance & the struggle to find it resonate with you; you're a Michael Urie/Mercedes Ruehl fan; you want to laugh and cry!

Don't see it if You can tell it was condensed, but I wish they had cut some of the lines about Arnold's size/looks (N/A for Urie). David is miscast.

82
During previews
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see very detailed, riveting performances; you appreciate everyday, relatable stories with a side of quirk

Don't see it if Watching someone descend into dementia is too close to home for you

88
Great staging, Moving, Uplifting, Delightful

See it if You want an uplifting story with heart; you like inventive/minimalist staging; you appreciate strong ensemble shows (rather than star turns)

Don't see it if You roll your eyes at writing and performances that are very earnest; you expect spectacle and lots of showstopping numbers

90
Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Funny, Riveting

See it if You want to see Shakespeare made fresh and accessible without dumbing it down; acting master class from Oscar Isaac in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You can't sit through almost 4 hours of Shakespeare; you don't like experimental staging

Also I've never been so engaged by a production of Hamlet! Everything is so... Read more Read less

75
During previews
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Existential, Funny, Slow

See it if You like Bruce Norris's style of writing; you want something that will twist your brain into knots with an interesting concept; great cast

Don't see it if You're not into magical realism; you expect it to be as good as Norris's other works; you don't like "talky" plays (lots of philosophizing)

Also I'm a Bruce Norris fan but it's starting to feel like every one of his... Read more Read less

90
Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Funny, Resonant

See it if You want to see a real tour de force - inventive writing, stellar acting, minimal set; you're interested in gender and marriage in society

Don't see it if You're looking for something romantic to see w your significant other; you expect language like the original (this is contemporary)

Also You don't need to intimately know A Doll's House to enjoy this play, a... Read more Read less

85
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You'd be interested in a realistic play about the issues facing people with disabilities and those who care for them + stellar performances

Don't see it if You expect the ending to be perfectly tied up; you're squeamish about nudity on stage

81
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Beautiful

See it if you are interested in the impact theater has on society and vice versa; you like true historical stories that are still relevant today

Don't see it if you're not into theater that gets very meta; you need focused stories (this bounces forward in time a lot and can get a little confusing)

Also Avoid buying seats in the rear balcony - there is text projected into ... Read more Read less

79
During previews
The Profane
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Uneven

See it if You like modern, inter-family drama and plays that question religious issues from multiple perspectives

Don't see it if You are looking for something fun and light; you would be bothered a 2nd act that is weaker/less clear than the 1st

70
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Romantic, Disappointing, Charming, Twee

See it if You're looking for something cute and quirky that will leave you feeling upbeat

Don't see it if You're expecting it to be as masterful as the movie; you want to leave humming the songs

Also It has some delightful moments, but Phillipa Soo misses here - while s... Read more Read less

88
If I Forget
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy realistic family dramas (with a good dose of comedy); you appreciate smart dialogue and detailed character work

Don't see it if You want lots of action or grand scale; you are uninterested in religious themes; you're tired of family squabbles on stage

90
During previews
Epic, Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like big, sweeping stories; you appreciate high production value

Don't see it if 80s power musicals aren't your thing; you want something light

Also The leads are terrific, especially the Engineer and the woman who play... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Fun, Great dancing, Formulaic

See it if You love Gloria Estefan's music; you want to leave your cares at the door and have a good time

Don't see it if You aren't into jukebox musicals; you want depth of character and plot

Also It's super fun, although predictable. Like other "bio-pic" type shows,... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The Object Lesson
East Village
Absorbing, Quirky, Creative, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy solo pieces; you like immersive/interactive experiences; you like experimental theater

Don't see it if You hate performance art; you need plot; you aren't physically able to sit on a box and shift around as needed

Also Delightful show - don't come expecting standard structure. It feels mo... Read more Read less

75
The Oregon Trail
Upper W Side
Clever, Funny, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You like shows that play with time; you enjoy plays about contemporary life; you played the Oregon Trail computer game

Don't see it if You're not interested in stories about young women; you're expecting something grand in scope; you need high stakes

Also This play employs two parallel story lines - I thought one was signifi... Read more Read less

55
Fluffy, Entertaining, Cliched, Over the top, Sophomoric

See it if You like checking out new musicals; you want something light, fluffy, straightforward, and fun; you enjoy theater inside jokes

Don't see it if You don't like bawdy humor; you want a show that will make you think or emote; you prefer nuance and naturalism

Also It's a strong production and there are a couple of good numbers, but t... Read more Read less

80
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging

See it if you would enjoy a fun but off-beat new musical with catchy songs, a lot of heart, beautiful staging, and a super-talented cast

Don't see it if you need a linear story line; you're sick of the cliche of a mismatched group of teens coming together

Also This is a very entertaining show, but sometimes it feels like it's try... Read more Read less

75
A Life
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a fan of Adam Bock and/or David Hyde Pierce (he's phenomenal in this), you like to be challenged as a theatergoer

Don't see it if You need traditional structure; you need clear resolution; you have a hard time with themes related to death

Also Initially this play left me scratching my head a bit, but the more I t... Read more Read less

95
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Hilarious, Relevant, Great acting, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You'd like a hilarious but refreshingly honest and ultimately moving take on 20/30 something romance and lack thereof; you like Gideon Glick

Don't see it if You find today's young people grating or have issues with LGBT stories

Also I found this play to be so relatable. Gideon Glick gives a beautifully... Read more Read less

98
For a previous production
Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You are hungry for a new, original musical with top-notch performances; you want to laugh, cry, and enjoy a fantastic score

Don't see it if You are looking for something light and fluffy; you have a difficult time with the issue of teen suicide

Also While it deals with dark subject matter, it is full of humor and ultim... Read more Read less

70
Spamilton
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Inconsistent

See it if You love Hamilton and are a theater buff; you are down for an evening of pure silliness

Don't see it if You haven't seen any major shows lately - if you're not familiar with the current NYC theater scene, a lot will go over your head

Also The numbers are very hit-or-miss; some are hilarious, while others jus... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great singing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You want to be moved by some insanely amazing vocals/performances; you like stripped down stagings of musicals (works so well here)

Don't see it if You're looking for something light, fluffy, or grand in scale

69
Confusing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Inconsistent

See it if You love the actors (great cast); you enjoy checking out different translations and interpretations of Chekhov

Don't see it if You will be frustrated by the inconsistency of the "world" of the play and performances; you prefer traditional translations/staging/sets

Also There are some strong performances and funny and poignant moments, but... Read more Read less

82
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Edgy, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You want a one-of-a-kind sensory experience; you like one-man shows; you're interested in the intersections between theater and tech

Don't see it if You need visual stimulation to enjoy a play; you have a short attention span (it goes on a little too long); you have hearing/ear issues

Also I was really into it for the first three quarters of the show - the la... Read more Read less

92
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if You're an Annie Baker fan and like ultra realism and beautifully detailed ensemble work

Don't see it if You need heavily plot-driven stories or are uninterested in stories about adolescent girls

Also I didn't want it to end! The actors and the wonderfully drawn characte... Read more Read less

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You're looking for delicious comedy, clever staging, and a fantastic leading performance

Don't see it if You're looking for something complex or topical

Also I saw it without ever seeing the movie and really, really enjoyed it!

60
Disappointing, Uneven, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You love Kathleen Chalfant - she is always a joy in any role

Don't see it if You will disappointed by a concept that is interesting in theory but doesn't work in execution.

85
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like the novel and want to see it come to life in an incredibly effective staging

Don't see it if You can't handle the sight of blood, violent torture, or intense strobe lights; you want something uplifting/straightforward

75
Assassins
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're a Sondheim fan who hasn't seen the show / want to check it off your Sondheim list; great cast; you're interested in American history

Don't see it if You're expecting Sondheim's greatest work; you need a linear storyline; you want strong or intricate staging

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Joyful

See it if You want to see a classic brought to vibrant life and performed beautifully by an excellent cast in a fun, dynamic staging

Don't see it if You're not into old-fashioned musicals. It's definitely dated material, but is masterfully done for what it is.

Also Saw it with Donna Murphy and she was fabulous. Worth seeing it with he... Read more Read less

80
Pacific Overtures
East Village
Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You love Sondheim and want to hear one of his scores lushly sung and performed by a very talented cast

Don't see it if You don't like stripped down staging- while I usually love John Doyle's work, some of it was a little too minimalistic and thus unclear

80
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Dense, Absorbing, Great acting, Epic

See it if You like plays about recent historical events; you are a fan of JT Rodgers' writing; you prefer headier fare over lots of intricate staging

Don't see it if You'd rather sit back and just be entertained - there's a lot of information to keep track of, and you need to really focus

92
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like shows that manage to be both hilarious and incredibly impactful; you're in the mood for something very unique with a great cast

Don't see it if You're turned off by campiness used to depict serious topics (but I think this was very effective); you can't laugh about the Iraq war

92
Enchanting, Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if You love the show and want to see the latest take on it; you're a fan of Jake G or Annaleigh Ashford - they're both great here!

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or you're too married to the memory of the original performances

78
During previews
Sweat
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Well researched

See it if You like topical plays that shed a light on how today's political landscape came to be; you're a Lynn Nottage fan

Don't see it if You're looking for escapism or lighter fare; you can't handle violence onstage

45
During previews
Great writing, Indulgent, Inconsistent, Nonsensical, Disappointing

See it if You are a Sally Field fan and want to see her take on an iconic role.

Don't see it if You love the play and will be bothered by directorial and casting choices that have little to do with, or are contradictory to, the text.

Also I thought Sam Gold would be the perfect director for The Glass Menager... Read more Read less

60
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great design

See it if You like to untangle plays in which the meaning is not obvious; you are driven by interesting design and lighting

Don't see it if You need compelling plot or clear concept to keep you going for two hours without intermission

Also Some interesting components here, but it needs a lot more work to make... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Riveting, Clever, Masterful

See it if You like stripped down and/or creative re-stagings; you love Sweeney Todd & want to see a fresh take on it; you want to see great performers

Don't see it if You hate Sondheim or if you can't bear to hear Sweeney Todd's score without a full orchestra and chorus; you dislike dark material

Also Loved it!!! Brilliant setting, performances, and staging. Minor note -... Read more Read less

70
Great singing, Confusing, Uneven, Intense, Nice score

See it if You like intimate, minimalist, sung-through musicals; you want to hear some lovely voices sing a lush new score

Don't see it if You're expecting something large-scale; you want something uplifting; you need to care about the characters to enjoy a show

Also The female lead is dynamic and phenomenal in her many roles, while the... Read more Read less

88
Delightful, Hilarious, Inventive, Energetic, Great acting

See it if You love the Harry Potter books and films; you're up for an evening of pure silliness and laughter; you appreciate brisk, creative direction

Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with the Harry Potter universe - you won't get it! or if you're looking for serious drama

Also Great, versatile cast and strong, resourceful production. The more int... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You're a fan of the actors- terrific performances; you like Annie Baker-style slow burn; you enjoy existential fare; you love dogs onstage

Don't see it if You prefer plot-driven plays; you're expecting something on the same level as LeFranc's THE BIG MEAL; 3-hour plays aren't your thing

Also Even in the playwright's note in the program, he says he's not sure wh... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You're a Jonathan Larson fan; you like small-scale, intimate musicals

Don't see it if You're expecting something as epic or as masterful as Rent

Also A fun, ultimately moving show, especially considering Jonathan Larson'... Read more Read less

82
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see some amazing performances; you enjoy naturalistic, of-the-times, slice-of-life family comedic drama (with a twist)

Don't see it if You are looking for escapism; you're expecting big payoff at the end

Also There's so much hype around this show - it's a solid, smart, relatable... Read more Read less

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Charming, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if You are looking for a fun score and dynamic performances with a lot of heart

Don't see it if You need depth of character or plot

78
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if You like off-beat musicals with terrific, creative direction and strong choreography; you liked the Roald Dahl book

Don't see it if You want to leave humming the songs; you'd be frustrated by poor sound design/diction of (otherwise talented) kids - hard to make out lyrics

90
Clever, Hilarious, Delightful, Raunchy

See it if You're in the mood for a good laugh; you love musicals (it's a traditionally structured show with edgy content); you like South Park

Don't see it if You are easily offended

Also While I really enjoyed BoM, I think the hype did it a bit of a disserv... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Epic, Intelligent, Great writing, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if You want to be moved, entertained, and learn something all at the same time - whether you're a theater buff or a first-time theatergoer

Don't see it if You dislike or can't keep up with the pace of rap/hip hop

Also I was skeptical before I saw it due to the hype, but my expectations w... Read more Read less

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Great staging, Enchanting, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like fresh takes on classics; you appreciate clever staging

Don't see it if You don't like Jane Austen; you prefer traditional interpretations of classic works; you need naturalistic acting

75
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You love the actors; you enjoy nontraditional musicals

Don't see it if You need clearly defined structure/genre; you have a short attention span

Also There's a great musical buried in here somewhere...could use some trim... Read more Read less