Caroline B.

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female
About:  I grew up listening to Broadway cast albums. Annie Get Your Gun, Oklahoma, the Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, and of course, Cats. Now I live in New York and can go see a show whenever I want.
Reviews (292)
60
Slow, Cliched, Indulgent, Funny, Ambitious
October 18th, 2021

See it if You want to think about racial justice

Don't see it if You get bored easily

72
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Loud, Fluffy, Fun, Cliched, Great staging
March 10th, 2020

See it if You want a fun jukebox musical with not much depth to the story, but generally good entertainment.

Don't see it if You're looking for something moving. This ain't that.

Also So, fun story. I stopped into a Mexican restaurant before the show for... Read more Read less

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing
March 8th, 2020

See it if You love a good laugh. And a bad laugh. You love family dramas. You are also named after Chekov characters.

Don't see it if Laughing hurts your mouth too much.

75
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing
March 8th, 2020

See it if You like weird old plays. You like kind of pervy guys getting with young women and angels doing weird things.

Don't see it if You'd rather see something contemporary.

85
Cliched, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
March 2nd, 2020

See it if You like family dramas. Lots of people with lots of personalities here.

Don't see it if You don't like family dramas. Getting out to the Queens Theatre is difficult for you.

83
Great writing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting
February 28th, 2020

See it if You, like me, can't get enough of this show. A fun group of actors do a good job with its quirks.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or the UWS is too much of a pain to get to.

60
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Banal, Cliched
February 27th, 2020

See it if You didn't see Hamilton and you really, really want to see someone who was in the second Broadway cast.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of indulgent shows that have already been done a billion times before. Or one-man shows. Or shows about time.

88
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Clever
February 23rd, 2020

See it if You love Shakespeare's comedies, particularly when performed by a troupe of talented young people.

Don't see it if You don't like gender bending of old plays.

85
During previews
Fluffy, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever
February 19th, 2020

See it if You love classic musicals, even if they're kind of silly. This one is done really well.

Don't see it if Well, the source material is not great. The story is good, but the songs are kind of meh. Very Meredith Willson. But still, well done.

86
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Riveting, Quirky, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
February 15th, 2020

See it if You enjoy scary shows with a little humor and a little feminism. You like Kate Hamill's writing.

Don't see it if You can't sit for 2 hours? You don't like scary stuff. Although there's no blood or anything.

60
Cliched, Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Ambitious
January 31st, 2020

See it if You like Brecht. You like really long quirky plays.

Don't see it if It's really long. Also, Brecht probably has no business writing a play about Chinese culture.

76
Maz and Bricks
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining
January 31st, 2020

See it if You like a little bit of rom com here, a little bit of serious depression there.

Don't see it if You think people who are depressed shouldn't date.

74
During previews
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Confusing, Indulgent, Great acting, Slow
January 31st, 2020

See it if You really like the story or you want to be disturbed.

Don't see it if You don't like slow pieces with long sections of no dialog.

83
Soul Survivor
Greenwich V
Raunchy, Hilarious, Funny, Absorbing, Clever
January 19th, 2020

See it if You like weird, goofy, ridiculous comedy. And don't mind seeing a naked guy get stabbed in the eye.

Don't see it if Well it's not going to go well for you if you don't have a sense of humor or issues with nudity.

87
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
January 17th, 2020

See it if You like mid-20th Century history and are willing to give a one man show a shot

Don't see it if You don't think a white guy should play a woman or a black guy.

70
Cartography
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Fluffy, Ambitious
January 12th, 2020

See it if You are going with kids, I guess. There were a lot of kids. It was interesting, but I think it was more sentimental that provocative.

Don't see it if You want to see something new and groundbreaking. The idea is good, but they didn't really get it there.

86
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 23rd, 2019

See it if You're intrigued by FBI interrogations. You are interested in Reality Winner and her story. You're amused by the absurdity of real life.

Don't see it if It's pretty good. You should see it.

85
Intelligent, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging
December 22nd, 2019

See it if Gallery Players did a great job with this show. Support Brooklyn theater! It's a great story and they performed it well.

Don't see it if I'm not such a fan of the music. Most of the songs were pretty forgettable. The story deserves a better score.

85
Anna Karenina: a riff
Soho/Tribeca
Intelligent, Resonant, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever
December 7th, 2019

See it if You like the story of Anna Karenina. Or you don't know the story and need a dramatic overview. It is well-told here.

Don't see it if You are looking for an actual musical--this was more of a play with some music interspersed.

70
During previews
Fluffy, Banal, Refreshing, Great singing
December 2nd, 2019

See it if You like Maury Yeston's music. You are looking for something light.

Don't see it if You want to see a drama. It's not a play.

77
During previews
Cliched, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant
December 1st, 2019

See it if You're old, or have a parent (or grandparent) who is old, or maybe someday you will be.

Don't see it if You don't like shows about people fighting.

71
The Crucible (Bedlam)
East Village
Profound, Fluffy, Disappointing, Absorbing, Great writing
November 24th, 2019

See it if It's one of the greatest plays of all time and eternally relevant. So if you haven't seen it, see it. But this production isn't great.

Don't see it if You've seen good productions of The Crucible. The direction is weird, they try too hard to make it funny (is it supposed to be funny?). Ick.

86
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting, Clever
November 20th, 2019

See it if You like Tennessee Williams. Or Marisa Tomei. Or both!

Don't see it if You'll be offended by a lot of ethnic slurs for Italians.

87
Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful
November 20th, 2019

See it if You love the show (or the movie) and want to see it again. It's amazing how CC manages to pull this off for such a short run.

Don't see it if You don't care for the original or you wanted a dramatic new take on it.

70
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Banal, Cliched
November 20th, 2019

See it if You like hip hop and don't mind slogging through a pretty boring, cliched story for it.

Don't see it if You want to see a fun new musical (this is more of a slightly acted rap album).

87
During previews
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
November 14th, 2019

See it if You enjoy stories about smart women. And strong women. You like thought provoking shows.

Don't see it if You're not really interested in science. Or at least scientists. Eh, maybe it would be ok.

80
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever
November 9th, 2019

See it if You like magic shows. He's quite impressive.

Don't see it if You want to see a regular Broadway show.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious
November 9th, 2019

See it if You loved the movie. It does a great job of being what the movie was, but for today--it doesn't try too hard to be exactly like the film.

Don't see it if You don't like Lady Gaga, Adele, Beyonce, etc. This is definitely a pop music fest.

65
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Enchanting, Slow, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal
November 9th, 2019

See it if You really love the "women going on holiday together and learning about life" genre.

Don't see it if You want to see something interesting or new.

85
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Masterful, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
November 1st, 2019

See it if You like magic, or Scrabble, or crossword puzzles, or all of the above.

Don't see it if It's a magic show. If that's not your thing, move on.

95
Masterful, Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite, Absorbing
October 28th, 2019

See it if You love the way TW manages to create flawed characters that you don't quite like, but you still care about the outcome.

Don't see it if You don't want to see something long. Although the time goes by quickly, because the writing and acting is so good.

40
Mayakovsky and Stalin
West Village
Long, Boring, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious
October 20th, 2019

See it if You've always wanted to go to a show that was so boring you left during the intermission. Boring, confusing, lots of screaming. Uggh.

Don't see it if You don't leave during intermissions. I seriously considered listening to a podcast.

78
During previews
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Slow, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing
October 10th, 2019

See it if You are interested in blindness and its implications

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show that's only 3 characters and more than 2 hours long.

78
During previews
Delightful, Great for kids, Funny, Banal, Entertaining
September 28th, 2019

See it if You want to see the second best show about Greek mythology on 48th St. You have kids who want to see it. It IS pretty good for what it is.

Don't see it if You're looking for an amazing show. The actors do a great job, but deep down, it's a kids show.

84
Entertaining, Intense, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting
September 14th, 2019

See it if It's Kander and Ebb at their greatest (yes, better then Chicago). Somewhere between Broadway and Vaudeville. Also, the Players are great.

Don't see it if You're sick of K&E and you're not really interested in another show set in 1930s Germany.

Also Brian Edward Levario was fantastic as Emcee. I think anyone else in th... Read more Read less

64
Two's a Crowd
Midtown E
Clever, Slow, Quirky, Cliched, Funny
July 27th, 2019

See it if You will sit through a bunch of meh for a few decent jokes.

Don't see it if You don't like really really cheesy musicals.

83
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Dark, Absorbing
July 19th, 2019

See it if You are interested in understanding the trauma of racism.

Don't see it if You aren't into murder.

85
During previews
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
July 19th, 2019

See it if You love the Bard. You love the silliest of his comedies. Really enjoyed the players, especially Nick Bottom.

Don't see it if You're hungry. It's not a feast so much as a few snacks.

90
Great staging, Profound, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing
July 14th, 2019

See it if You like Shakespeare. GP delivers a great production with a diverse cast.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing. They don't use amplification.

69
During previews
the way she spoke
West Village
Disappointing, Intense, Relevant, Slow, Confusing
July 9th, 2019

See it if You really like one woman plays and are willing to plow through one that has a lot of characters and is pretty confusing

Don't see it if Well, the person on my left was fighting back sleep; the person on my right just had a nap. I guess if you're rested, you don't need it.

87
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Exquisite, Moving, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever
June 28th, 2019

See it if You forget to think about all the people around you and want to see a show that puts them in the spotlight.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

70
Enchanting, Slow, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious
June 21st, 2019

See it if You like shows that are very meta (a Russian doll of a story)

Don't see it if You want to be able to follow what's happening.

85
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever, Entertaining
June 15th, 2019

See it if You have low expectations because it got no love from the Tonys. It was a fun show and way better than I expected.

Don't see it if You're stuck up.

64
Square Go
Midtown E
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Funny, Clever
June 15th, 2019

See it if You like shows where adults play teenagers unconvincingly.

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation.

65
Handbagged
Midtown E
Slow, Fluffy, Funny, Disappointing, Clever
June 15th, 2019

See it if You love British politics.

Don't see it if You get bored.

89
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful
June 9th, 2019

See it if You love the original or missed it and want to see a lovely group of talented young people put it on in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are uptight and think teenagers shouldn't learn about sex.

85
Ink
Midtown W
Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Absorbing
June 9th, 2019

See it if You are interested in the evolution of the news business. You love a good scandal.

Don't see it if You can't stand the idea that you might enjoy cheering on the destruction of old fashioned journalism.

70
Last Man Club
West Village
Predictable, Banal, Great acting, Slow
June 9th, 2019

See it if You are interested in the Dust Bowl.

Don't see it if There aren't a lot of particular reasons not to see it, but it's not particularly worth seeing, either.

94
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
May 31st, 2019

See it if You want to see a show that is wonderfully different, that makes you rethink what musical theater can be.

Don't see it if You want to see something that's all sing song and smiles.

88
Resonant, Great singing, Delightful, Relevant, Great dancing
May 31st, 2019

See it if You love Broadway dancing. You like a show that's light and fun but also carries a message.

Don't see it if You're a homophobe. Well, actually, you should see it if you're a homophobe.