Dana Eve

New York City
About:  UWSer via MA raised on Broadway as a kid
Reviews (55)
30
Be My Guest
Soho/Tribeca
Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing
January 7th, 2023

See it if You don’t mind plays that figure out what they are as they go

Don't see it if You need linear, clean plots

Also Ugh I had high hopes for this one but they were dashed. I’m not really... Read more Read less

93
Hokey, Riveting, Impressive
December 30th, 2022

See it if You love amazing choreography,

Don't see it if You don't like the quintessential musical tropes

Also Characteristically broadway in song, dance, show cadence, set, everyth... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Indulgent, Delightful, Clever
December 30th, 2022

See it if You want to be entertained, you want to see a fun movie translated to stage with relative accuracy

Don't see it if You don't like the movie

Also It is impossible to understand what the heck Elizabeth Teeter is singi... Read more Read less

94
Relevant, Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Ambitious
December 30th, 2022

See it if You want to leave the theater feeling moved

Don't see it if You don't like Celtic/folk music, don't like shorter musicals (no intermission)

Also What an incredible show! Reminiscent of Rent in the warm fuzzies, cast... Read more Read less

82
Slow, Quirky, Hilarious
December 30th, 2022

See it if You like slapstick comedy, want to see Nathan Lane and Julie White on Broadway

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare, aren't a fan of a small casted play

Also Great acting by all 3 cast members, a bit slapstick in comedy, which m... Read more Read less

76
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Uninteresting, Simple, Cute, Funny
December 30th, 2022

See it if You like hokey plots, classic Broadway pacing and singing, and navigating through the 7th circle of hell that is the Marriott Marquis

Don't see it if You like plots that actually move you, you are transphobic

Also Forgettable choreography, impressive set and singing. Tootsies costar ... Read more Read less

70
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Uneven, Slow, Disappointing
December 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see Zosia Mamet and/or Normal Leo Butz

Don't see it if You are familiar with the plot - by then you will have put 2 and 2 together to know that it's slow and excruciating.

Also I don't remember much of the plot as my focus was directed towards see... Read more Read less

83
Great staging, Exquisite
December 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see a ambitious take on a classic show

Don't see it if You don't like older shows,

Also My Fair Lady was everything I hoped it would be - transporting music, ... Read more Read less

88
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Epic, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
December 29th, 2022

See it if You appreciate impressive acting chops, like simple plots

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances

Also Goodness this show surprised me. What a masterful performance by JTF -... Read more Read less

83
Cats
Midtown W
Quirky, Excruciating, Entertaining, Enchanting
December 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see a legendary Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like 80s rock ballad music, weird plots and songs

Also The moment after the first downbeat will be one forever etched in my m... Read more Read less

74
Falsettos
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Weird
December 29th, 2022

See it if You want to see some Broadway big names grace the stage

Don't see it if You don't like sung-through musicals

Also It was a weird one, a bit hard to follow and disappointing with how th... Read more Read less

15
Travesties
Midtown W
Awful
December 29th, 2022

See it if No reason to.

Don't see it if You are breathing.

Also Never thought seriously about leaving a show during intermission until... Read more Read less

74
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Banal
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like lightheartedness and modern day non-fiction portrayed on stage.

Don't see it if You want a serious or deep show.

Also The app download was clever and refreshing for theater, but all other ... Read more Read less

85
Indulgent, Delightful
December 26th, 2022

See it if You want to learn more about Cher and love fashion

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

Also THE COSTUMES. Albeit a biographical musical, the story of Cher's life ... Read more Read less

80
Relevant
December 26th, 2022

See it if You can't get tickets to any of the classic long-runners (Lion King, Wicked, Hamilton, etc)

Don't see it if You like deeply moving plots, this one brushes the surface of the feels.

Also A couple banger songs but otherwise an unmemorable show. The plot is u... Read more Read less

94
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful
December 26th, 2022

See it if You want a completely different experience at the theater, while still maintaining the Broadway feel, if that makes sense

Don't see it if You like ending that make sense

Also Admittedly I had among the best seats in the house - front row, feet i... Read more Read less

71
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Upsetting
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like great acting, difficult topics to cover in a stage play

Don't see it if Seeing anti-LGBTQIA conversations is triggering.

Also Bolstered by incredible actors, Torch Song brings to light what the LG... Read more Read less

71
Neurosis
Gramercy
Quirky, Funny, Fine
December 26th, 2022

See it if Easy watch, small theater, relatable plot

Don't see it if You don't like modern Broadway - this is an amalgamation of Broadway's evolution to present day.

Also Conventional broadway music, great stage, well cast, relatable (cat vi... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Riveting
December 26th, 2022

See it if You love quality singing and dancing

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

Also This show is all about LIVING! You’ll be in the splash zone if you sit... Read more Read less

86
1969: The Second Man
East Village
Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Ambitious
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like folk music, small ensembles, and biographical shows

Don't see it if You don't like any of the above

Also Now appearing for a third time on NYC stages, this show continues to b... Read more Read less

70
Intelligent, Great acting
December 26th, 2022

See it if Great acting, easygoing pace

Don't see it if You don't like slow moving conversational plays

Also Gladys has Alzheimers, which deteriorates over the course of the play.... Read more Read less

48
Indulgent, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Boring
December 26th, 2022

See it if If you need to take a nap! What a snooze fest

Don't see it if You respect Broadway.

Also I had high hopes for a Harry Potter themed show and it unfortunately d... Read more Read less

89
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever
December 26th, 2022

See it if Puppets, they're just like us! Midlife crises, career woes, city living - very relatable content.

Don't see it if Sexual scenes and references, swears, adult subjects

Also Despite its 15 years of age, this teenage play has surprisingly yet to... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Clever, Delightful
December 26th, 2022

See it if This show is perfect for a Broadway first-timer!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

Also Boy oh boy, did Waitress live up to its hype! Sara Bareilles fan or no... Read more Read less

86
Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like disco-age music, non-fiction stories adapted for Broadway

Don't see it if You don't like cheesy shows, feel good shows

Also Kinky Boots has a near obvious made-for-Broadway nonfictional storylin... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Hilarious, Fluffy, Dated, Delightful
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like classic musicals, showmanship

Don't see it if You hate the Marriott Marquis, you don't like semi dated musicals

Also Hello Dolly brings me back to listening to cassette tapes of musicals ... Read more Read less

59
Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal
December 26th, 2022

See it if You like to drink, you don't mind high school quality singing

Don't see it if You want to hear quality singing

Also Off Broadway covers a surprisingly large range of talent and genres, a... Read more Read less

87
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Moving, Must see, Absorbing
December 26th, 2022

See it if You love the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, you like biographical musicals

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

Also Letsbereallyreal, Jersey Boys wins the award for best bang for your bu... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Exquisite, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing
December 25th, 2022

See it if You want to feel goosebumps during the first song, that continue throughout.

Don't see it if You don't like Lion King..but if you're one of those people, you're a sourpuss.

Also This show will impress you from the first downbeat! Another show that ... Read more Read less

91
Resonant, Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing
December 25th, 2022

See it if You're already obsessed with the soundtrack.

Don't see it if you're expecting the same feeling as watching the proshot. It's essentially cosplay. If you're not familiar with the music.

Also This show is obviously legendary, but some of us got a little too inve... Read more Read less

88
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing
December 25th, 2022

See it if you want your face blown off by epic singing, goosebumps in all the full ensemble numbers, and many heartfelt moments

Don't see it if No reason not to see this spin on Wizard of Oz that now rivals the original story.

Also This classic will hopefully never leave Broadway, or at least not with... Read more Read less

82
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
December 25th, 2022

See it if you love the concept of poking fun at an absurd religion, like South Park

Don't see it if you need a seamless first and second act transition, you'd be offended

Also The songs within this show have me in stitches many years after first ... Read more Read less

81
Be My Thief
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Enchanting, Ambitious
December 17th, 2022

See it if You like shorter plays that make you think and hold onto every word, you like psychological thrillers/sci fi

Don't see it if You need to know what’s happening at every moment

Also A psychological thriller that unravels in increments, centered around ... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious
December 5th, 2022

See it if You wanna chuckle and giggle for an evening, you like supporting smaller theaters in the city

Don't see it if You don’t like kid movie humor, aren’t into lower budget productions

Also What a sweet, enthusiastic, entertaining cast and show! Felt like watc... Read more Read less

84
Off Peak
Midtown E
Emotional, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 5th, 2022

See it if You like storytelling told through conversation

Don't see it if You don’t like slower-than-average plays

Also A bittersweet story of love revisited since long ago. Messy, unexpecte... Read more Read less

63
Slow, Excruciating, Great acting, Disappointing, Banal
November 25th, 2022

See it if You know the story already and want to see the translation to the stage

Don't see it if For any other reason. Great acting but not worth the time or ticket price.

Also Unsure if it’s the repertoire or the interpretation that makes this sh... Read more Read less

84
The Gett
West Village
Refreshing, Funny, Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious
November 11th, 2022

See it if You like seeing the ups and downs of life told through a Jewish lens

Don't see it if You aren’t into Jewish culture, don’t like symbolism in plays

Also Fleabag meets Girls meets Jewish culture. An interesting perspective o... Read more Read less

83
The Unbelieving
Midtown E
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining
November 5th, 2022

See it if You like being presented with life puzzles you may not have experienced

Don't see it if You don’t like slower paced plays, aren’t open to other peoples thought processes

Also A surprising inquiry into the disbelieving of religion after a lifetim... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Romantic, Intense, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You love storytelling podcasts and folk music

Don't see it if You’re looking for a traditional play or musical, this is neither

Also This is essentially a live storytelling podcast with musical interlude... Read more Read less

96
Shared Sentences
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You want to learn how the prison system affects families

Don't see it if You aren’t in the mood for a heavier subject

Also A well-paced play about the affects of the prison system on families. ... Read more Read less

86
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
October 14th, 2022

See it if Surprisingly more entertaining than memory serves, committed actors, flawless set

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor

Also The raw talent and commitment on this stage made me feel so thankful -... Read more Read less

31
Cliched, Awful
October 14th, 2022

See it if No reason to

Don't see it if You like musicals/acting/plays, this one does all relative genres dirty.

Also I wanted to like BMC so bad after hearing great reviews from its off-b... Read more Read less

75
Comfortable, Expected, Boring, Solid
October 14th, 2022

See it if A likeable straight play

Don't see it if You want anything deep

Also Unexpectedly enjoyed this play, albeit a boring plot. The actors were ... Read more Read less

64
Funny, Boring, Repetitive
October 14th, 2022

See it if You like seeing the same type of joke over and over again

Don't see it if You want to laugh

Also I really wanted to like this, and I did for parts of it - the murder m... Read more Read less

81
Entertaining, Dated, Enchanting, Clever
October 14th, 2022

See it if You love seeing a Sondheim musical grace the Broadway stages, like fairy tales

Don't see it if Sondheim doesn't tickle your fancy, fairy tales do nothing for you

Also Into the Woods is that classic musical you can't wait to see grace the... Read more Read less

97
Magical, Delightful, Clever, Beautiful, Absorbing
October 14th, 2022

See it if You love greek god myths, folk music, nodding at societal issues

Don't see it if You like 'traditional' musicals. This is not your standard issued musical.

Also Have seen Hadestown three times (a small perk of having divorced paren... Read more Read less

85
Impressive, Talented, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 14th, 2022

See it if You love MJ music, LOVE dancing is a requirement, want to be entertained beginning to end

Don't see it if You want to see the dark parts of MJ's history covered, possibly too much dancing for the average theatergoer, misdated costuming

Also Never thought I'd see a musical with nearly too much dancing, but if t... Read more Read less

79
POTUS
Midtown W
Talented, Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious
October 14th, 2022

See it if Refreshing to see mainstream comedy on a Broadway stage!

Don't see it if Physical comedy can get banal

Also Mainstream comedy FINALLY seen in a broadway play, giving me newfound ... Read more Read less

81
Weightless
Upper W Side
Unusual, Catchy, Enchanting, Ambitious
October 14th, 2022

See it if Extremely catchy music, folk/indie tunes, heavy plot, enthusiastic singing, and a boldly dark plot

Don't see it if TW: Rape, abuse. Plot has an inconsistent pace and music mostly doesn't match the plot

Also Happy to see a musical on the WP Theater stage, it was worth the 4 fli... Read more Read less

81
Breeders
Soho/Tribeca
Refreshing, Hilarious, Clever
May 22nd, 2022

See it if you want to see a good play (hard to come by these days).

Don't see it if no reason not to, it's 100% worth the time/money.

Also A plot of hamsters and hamster-owners alike going through their fertil... Read more Read less