Cat Heinen

New York City | 18-24 | Female
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Reviews (104)
86
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Engaging, Many elements of o'neill, Intense, Fascinating subject matter

See it if You enjoy solid dramas or Eugene O'Neill. This is a huge Irish family battling the government in the 1980s. A fascinating topic to engage in

Don't see it if You like comedy or shorter shows. This is a three hour play with two intermissions. Go to this if you want a masterclass in acting.

45
Great dancing, Messy, Edgy, Refreshing, Trying to do too much

See it if You want to see great dancing/choreo or want a refreshing Broadway musical. However, there is way too much going on and it ruins the show.

Don't see it if You want to see a classic Broadway show or want a more serious show. This is fun, but it's in your face about four different themes.

Also This show is the music of the Go-Go's, a pro-LGBTQ+ message and overdu... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You love this show and want a classical night of Broadway song and dance.

Don't see it if You want to see something fresh, edgy, or relevant.

84
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Relevant

See it if You enjoy family dramas and humans grappling with human problems. Michael Urie's performance is on par with Garfield's in "Angels".

Don't see it if Has not changed much from the Off-Broadway run, so if you hated that, this is pretty much the same thing.

85
Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful, Romantic

See it if You want to see fresh, quality songwriting on Broadway. Yazbek's acclamations for this are long-deserved. Actors are exquisite.

Don't see it if You want an elaborate show. This is simple and beautiful and must-see.

65
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Experimental, Great acting, Expressionistic, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Lynn Nottage (like I do) and want to see a play in development. There's not yet a solution to the problem presented here.

Don't see it if You want something fun and want to go home feeling good about humanity. This is dark and well-done.

70
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Slow

See it if You know this story and want to hear some incredible vocals.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Alice Walker's story.

100
Fun, Great dancing, Great staging, Exquisite, Grand

See it if It's the most wonderful show of the year! Classic way to spend the holidays and New York. It never gets old and it's just so fun and grand!

Don't see it if You don't like exquisite dancing and fun Christmas music.

80
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Great singing, Great music, Confusing, Resonant

See it if You want to see a musical with a lot of potential in development. Fascinated to see how it will progress!

Don't see it if You like a fully formed product or want light material.

75
The Last Match
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You're intrigued by the story.

Don't see it if You hate anything and everything sports.

77
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Fun, Great music

See it if You love contemporary musical theatre and/or like drag queens! They're fabulous and look incredible. Great, fun music by Cyndi Lauper

Don't see it if You are not open-minded towards LGBTQ+ community and want a more serious show without dancing.

90
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Great singing, Great dancing, Fun, Broadway best, Romantic

See it if You love cabaret shows and revues of the best of Broadway. The cast was incredibly talented and it's overall just a fun show.

Don't see it if You want story or a through line. This is a chronological show-and-tell of Hal Prince's impact on Broadway shows.

70
Afterglow
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like love stories and watching the deterioration of a relationship. Very interesting to watch.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or are homophobic. Actually, see it anyway and branch out of your comfort zone.

65
Political, Great writing, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if Very political, exactly what you would expect in this presidency. More of a stand-up comedy bit than a play, there's not character/story.

Don't see it if You want to see a play.

83
During previews
Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Smart, Storytelling

See it if You like family dramas or enjoy any of the actors. Michael Cera and Lucas Hedges create a unique, youthful dynamic that's hard to explain.

Don't see it if You like a lot of plot or action - this is a play about relationships. You don't need to know all the actors to enjoy this show either!

74
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Technical disaster, Great acting, Exquisite, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if Fantastic thinking went into casting/editing this script; the actors were struggling to give good performances as they're still memorizing

Don't see it if You like traditional gender roles or if you really hate when the sets distract from the show.

Also I saw this show in previews where it was a technical disaster. The pan... Read more Read less

64
During previews
Ferguson
Chelsea
Bad acting, Great writing, Ambitious, Profound

See it if Fantastic new perspective on a known story -- but the actors didn't know their lines! They weren't acting because they were talking

Don't see it if You want a fictional story or don't like it when people play the devil's advocate.

72
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if You like Chekhov-esque shows with lots of text. Easy to follow, just a lot of dialogue. Could be cut shorter. Wonderful sets!!!

Don't see it if You like a lot of action and minimalist sets.

78
Charm
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You want a good story, good writing, and good acting. A great story of opinions on gender dichotomies between generations. Thought-provoking

Don't see it if You aren't open-minded.

67
Charolais
Midtown E
Ambitious, Great writing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy one-person shows -- I love that she wrote and is performing this piece!

Don't see it if You like a lot of things to look at and want to get lost in the crowd of the audience.

75
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking work about family drama.

Don't see it if You like a lot of action.

75
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy classic theatre with some modern revelations. A fun night at the theatre!

Don't see it if You don't particularly care for reimaginings of older books.

73
Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if You love studying human connection and relationships intensely. A great example of living-in-the-moment acting.

Don't see it if You like a lot of characters and plot. That said, it's a wonderful play still and I'd highly recommend.

80
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great dancing, Powerful, Bad writing, Visually gorgeous

See it if You love Laura Osnes/Corey Cott or want to see some of the best dancing on Broadway. It is physical storytelling.

Don't see it if You want a more original piece of theatre. Great tribute to veterans, but not a must-see.

74
During previews
Great writing, Great set design, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a story unfold that you cannot predict. These characters are like well-formed strings that are battering an fringing togethe

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with prostitution. There's still work to be done on this show, but it is well on its way to being masterful.

70
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Clever, Slow

See it if You want a MASTERCLASS in acting. Janet Mcteer is working her butt off onstage.

Don't see it if You want a fun show. This is more thought-provoking.

60
Fun, Enchanting, Great staging, Surprisingly inappropriate at times

See it if You know exactly what you're getting when you buy a ticket to this show.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you're expecting something different from the movie. Other than some added music, there is little difference.

85
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Powerful

See it if You have an opinion about Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Matter. A powerful and relevant play about NOW. Very well-written and performed.

Don't see it if You're a mother; it will be hard to watch.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Expansive, Resonant

See it if Well-converted from book-to-stage. No one but Aaron Sorkin could've done it as well, and the cast is riveting and grounded in the material.

Don't see it if There's no reason to not see it. One of the best American novels and now a phenomenal play. I was weeping by end, so if you want happy......

82
Great staging, Great singing, Epic, Riveting, Pure storytelling

See it if You want to see a well-done revival in an actor's dream play space! The set, music, acting is incredible! Not to be missed!

Don't see it if You want a long, drawn out drama that makes you depressed. Don't do that to yourself. See this musical.

55
Great acting, Great staging, Boring, Indulgent, Slow

See it if You are a dedicated O'Neillean revival fan or would die to see Denzel. This play is two hours too long and should've cut a lot of exposition

Don't see it if You value your time and want to have fun. This is an intense night of a story that ends up being a story.

65
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Great writing, Okay acting, Banal, Funny, Relevant

See it if It was trying to hard to be political and every other actor had more ease on stage. See if truly interested in seeing Uma Thurman stage act

Don't see it if You want a well-formed, complete production or something fictional or fun. This is dramatic and political.

78
The Children
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, A little slow

See it if You're worried about our future and care about environmental impact on our world. Doesn't present a solution though still fascinating.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals or light comedy. This is still funny, but dark and more dramatic.

80
Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You're at all curious as to how this musical could be popular. It is fun, political, and well-thought out. The actors are so committed :)

Don't see it if You have absolutely no interest or pleasure from Spongebob.

65
Clever, Banal, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You enjoy this show and actors at work.

Don't see it if You like professionally staged Shakespeare and don't like to be in the action of the story. This is a small space.

93
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing

See it if Phenomenally created, both in design, writing, and acting. One of the best shows I've seen at the Signature. Riveting, thoughtful, masterful

Don't see it if You want a more fluffy, fun, show where you don't have to think. This is a serious work of art.

20
Banal, Disappointing, Great writing, Intense

See it if You are dying to see an adaptation of the book and are okay watching crummy singers try to act.

Don't see it if You love the book. It's one of my favorites and I was extremely disappointed by the book. The score was pretty good, but the actors weren't.

30
A Piece of My Heart
East Village
Banal, Confusing, Dated, Slow

See it if You like boring, slow pieces of war theatre.

Don't see it if This play seemed to be written by a man who thinks women don't know what they should do with a war going on. Almost left at intermission

89
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Fun

See it if You love the movie or want a fun night at a contemporary Broadway musical. Updated script and great choreo. Definitely on Team Regina.

Don't see it if You never liked the movie and like substantial content. This show is about girl power and having fun. Not at all serious, simplistic book.

86
During previews
Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if See this show if you've got an opinion, especially in this current political climate. Not a weak link in the cast, all of them are excellent

Don't see it if You like nonrealistic/fantastical shows, or big dramas. This is a three person play about the politics of writing.

60
No Wake
Midtown E
Cliched, Great concepts, Hilarious, Slow

See it if You've been questioning marriage/want to see adults struggle with their relationships.

Don't see it if You want to see genuine acting - it was a little manufactured.

87
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You enjoy plays you can think about and also enjoy -- the feelings ebb and flow.

Don't see it if You like light-hearted shows

89
Inanimate
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great writing, Hilarious, Intense, Resonant

See it if You want to see theatre as it should be: risky, thought-provoking, and well-acted. A truly fantastic production and show.

Don't see it if You don't like smaller theatre experiences and aren't open-minded about sexuality.

62
Van Gogh's Ear
Midtown W
Beautiful music, Beautiful staging, Odd writing

See it if You want to go to a classical music concert and see Van Gogh's paintings.

Don't see it if You want to see a play.

88
Ambitious, Great singing, Riveting, Romantic

See it if You like intimate, immersive theatre and if you love Sondheim. Incredibly well done, the best production of Sweeney Todd I've ever seen!

Don't see it if You hate this show and like extravagant sets/theatres.

60
Great dancing, Profound, Indulgent

See it if You need healing for a past sexual trauma/abuse/want to see how others have dealt with it.

Don't see it if You've already healed from traumatic wounds and don't like considering yourself a victim

83
The End of Longing
West Village
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky, Must see

See it if Phenomenal web of human emotions and relationships and how we suffer. Great writing, and if you love Chandler Bing, you'll love this

Don't see it if You hated Chandler Bing

60
During previews
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You understand the book; I have not read it and was very lost for over an hour. Enjoyed the performances and the concept of a staged 1984.

Don't see it if You like light-hearted plays or don't enjoy dystopian settings.

80
Clever, Great acting, Great set, Well done

See it if You enjoy writing similar to Miller, Ibsen, O'Neill; you want to see these performers craft their characters tightly and beautifully.

Don't see it if You like to look at a lot of things during a show; this is a play to listen to. There are better plays on Broadway: Six Degrees and Sweat

92
The Box Show
Gramercy
Ambitious, Funny, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love creativity and want to be impressed by downtown theatre. This up and coming artist is creative, eager, and a delight to watch.

Don't see it if You prefer more bourgeois theatre or don't like one woman shows. She is literally in a box the entire show, so if that's not your style...