Claire C

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (30)
78
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Quirky, Cliched, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy family dramas and british culture. Totally enjoyable, but nothing new.

Don't see it if mother/daughter conflict makes you uncomfortable. You're looking for the next big thing. You want an easily identified, likable protagonist.

68
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent, Exquisite

See it if you love production design and want to see a beautiful show. It's still early in previews, hopefully everything else will come together.

Don't see it if you like being able to follow what's happening on stage. Might have been some dropped lines, but things got confusing several times.

81
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Delightful

See it if you like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, if you have an interest in the history of pop music and the music industry in general.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new and ground breaking. It's a good show, but it it has been around for a while and feels like it.

86
The Good Earth
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you're interested in Welsh culture, small town politics, family dramas, enjoy abstract movement and song, and seeing actors play many parts.

Don't see it if you like everything to be quick and clear. It's beautiful, but you have to use your imagination and some of the transitions drag.

76
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Intense, Confusing

See it if You really love Shakespeare and want to see one of his rarely done plays & don't mind sitting through bits that probably should've been cut.

Don't see it if you don't like stage violence (convincingly done or not), long shows, unnecessary plotlines, or just Shakespeare in general.

83
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you love Carole King, 60s hit music, or music history in general, (and appreciate impressive quick changes).

Don't see it if you don't enjoy music from the 60s, you don't like when actors directly address the audience.

86
For a previous production
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense

See it if you enjoy political dramas & documentaries, find the Israel-Palestine conflict interesting & can find empathy for both sides

Don't see it if you don't like when characters break the 4th wall for narration and exposition, you think humor can't be appropriate in a serious moment.

90
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy beautiful design, classic broadway songs, happily ever afters, strong character performances

Don't see it if you want to see something life changing that pushes the boundaries of theatre

75
During previews
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Clever, Ambitious, Indulgent, Funny, Original

See it if you like minimalist sets that require you to use your imagination, dark humor, fantastical (and dark) plot premises.

Don't see it if you have problems with actors breaking the 4th wall or playing multiple characters.

85
1599 Project
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Great staging, Epic, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare, semi-interactive theatre, watching people put on a seriously impressive theatrical marathon.

Don't see it if You have trouble with the bard, walking up/down stairs, or following along when actors play multiple parts.

78
Incognito
Midtown W
Original, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you have any interest in cognitive studies and can follow multiple story lines with the actors each playing several different characters.

Don't see it if you want to see something conclusive and concise.

91
Clever, Funny, Intense, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like shows that make you think and well written female characters and if you like cool sets and lighting design.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with homosexuality and don't want to challenge yourself

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Great staging

See it if you love Shakespeare, really good acting, and cool design. And if you can accept that not every moment is brilliant.

Don't see it if you dislike Falstaff, or don't like sitting through a few boring bits in order to see some really good stuff.

81
Richard II (BAM)
Brooklyn
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you really love Shakespeare or David Tennant

Don't see it if you ever find Shakespeare dull

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you can get tickets.

Don't see it if you need history to be portrayed exactly as it happened.

89
The Encounter
Midtown W
Dizzying, Edgy, Ambitious, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to see the how far the boundaries of theatre can be pushed or if you want an immersive sensory experience that makes you think.

Don't see it if you are easily overwhelmed by sensory input or you want to see a traditional show.

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85
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Dated

See it if you love old fashioned musicals, the songs are classics and you'll know several. The dancing is delightful and the design is immaculate.

Don't see it if you want something particularly thought provoking, don't like old musicals, or if you get christmas songs stuck in your too head easily.

90
Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you love musical theatre or Shakespeare and can poke fun at it. (So many references!) It has a huge flashy dance numbers and is charming.

Don't see it if It will probably make fun of your favorite show. It slows down after intermission and the jokes get worn out a bit.

64
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you enjoy watching family dramas & good character actors. (There were technical issues that made it hard to watch, but will get fixed.)

Don't see it if you don't like unnecessary drama and angst and plot twists with no real function beyond extending the length of the play.

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you love seeing actors doing what they do best, you loved the book, you have an interest in this segment of black history.

Don't see it if the text of the musical itself is more important to you than the performances. (it isn't a perfect show but the performances are phenomenal)

67
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you can still enjoy excellent actors even if the material and concept don't support them.

Don't see it if you want the feminist ideals inherent in an all female production to actually find a foot hold and make sense.

79
Entertaining, Great staging, Indulgent, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love Shakespeare, enjoy abstract artistic interpretations of violence, appreciate humor in a tragic show, love good supporting actors

Don't see it if you can't sit through 90 minutes of Shakespeare with no intermission and minimal AC, you want the leads to be the strongest part of the show

86
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you like Shakespeare, well placed song additions sung beautifully, watching skilled actors having a blast on stage and looking good doing it

Don't see it if you don't like to be too close to the actors, you don't approve of adding contemporary music to a Shakespeare play.

91
During previews
Clever, Hilarious, Resonant, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if You like contemporary plays about parent-child relationships, dark, kinda irreverent humor. It's sweet, sad and a little raunchy all at once

Don't see it if You think a play involving cancer, and all that brings with it, shouldn't be humorous. You like your comedies and your dramas to be separate

91
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You want to laugh, love production design, enjoy seeing talented actors sing like crazy.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to (outrageous) stage violence, don't enjoy humor that might be considered crude.

88
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you appreciate nostalgia and young love and smart, quirky humor.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by actors breaking the 4th wall or need everything to be wrapped up neatly.

92
Clever, Enchanting, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you enjoy traditional Broadway musicals, beautiful sets and costumes and Rogers & Hammerstein

Don't see it if you don't like traditional broadway

86
Henry V (BAM)
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Delightful, Epic, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like Shakespeare and appreciate good acting and beautiful design.

Don't see it if you don't like classical theatre

88
Pericles
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Beautiful

See it if you love costumes or live music.

Don't see it if you want a linear, sensible plot.

95
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Original, Exquisite, Quirky

See it if you like unique staging and appreciate movement based theatre

Don't see it if you like to have things spelled out via dialogue.