David 96

The Bronx | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (87)
79
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you already know and love Oklahoma! and are interested in seeing a wildly different take on it, which may not be satisfying.

Don't see it if you've never seen Oklahoma! before—this isn't it. The "take" on the ending isn't supported by what comes before it.

69
Funny, Dated, Out-dated, Romantic, Overrated

See it if you love the show and just want to see a production of it.

Don't see it if Shakespeare bores you or if new band-aids covering up sexist material won't keep you from feeling icky.

58
Entertaining, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you love the Temptations' music and that'll make it worth a slow telling of their story.

Don't see it if you don't know enough Temptations music to keep you interested in a long story of people coming and going from a singing group.

69
Fluffy, Overrated, Quirky, Great staging, Funny

See it if you're a young person obsessed with the cast album.

Don't see it if a story about a kid who wants really badly to be popular, but at the same time wants really badly to date an unpopular girl doesn't appeal.

52
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Slow, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging, Clever

See it if spectacle is enough for you. (The puppet is riveting. The writing is not.)

Don't see it if you need great writing and not just cool visuals to have a good time.

99
Exquisite, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a big, lush production of a skillfully written classic about class and gender that is thoroughly entertaining.

Don't see it if you're dead.

79
Great singing, Slow, Romantic, Confusing, Funny

See it if you want to spend more time with the characters from the movie.

Don't see it if the addition of a whole lot of ballads will bum you out.

71
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy musicals and don't need every musical you see to be life-changing. And if you want to support original musicals.

Don't see it if comparing it to better, similar shows like The Full Monty will stop you from having fun.

98
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound

See it if you want to see a beautiful gem and contemplate peoples' need for human connection.

Don't see it if you only like big spectacles. This musical feels like a quiet play, though the songs are fantastic.

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing

See it if your expectations are super low, as mine were, but you're open to silly fun. I felt like I had a free vacation in the tropics.

Don't see it if you're a theatre snob. Or do—I had a great time and don't even like Jimmy Buffet songs.

85
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy silly fun.

Don't see it if you're a stickler for believabilty.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Resonant

See it if you're interested in the black experience or enjoy a variety of musical styles.

Don't see it if you only like shows with a plot.

69
The View UpStairs
East Village
Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to know more about gay history and like the idea of spending time in New Orleans.

Don't see it if you hate immersive theatre.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you love Tennessee Williams and exquisite plays.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

70
Clever, Enchanting, Epic, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you want to see African American stories told with unconventional flare.

Don't see it if you only like more standard shows.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Resonant, Intense

See it if love epic musicals with heartbreaking stories.

Don't see it if you only like razz-ma-tazz musical comedies.

78
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy stories about art.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that aren't musicals or broad comedies.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if you want to be dazzled by a complex story being told seamlessly with charm, laughs, and great singing.

Don't see it if there's no way you'll like it because it's not exactly like the movie.

70
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you love the classic show and don't mind it being presented cheaply.

Don't see it if , without the spectacle of a larger production, you'll be left wondering if you have much affinity for the classic show at all.

69
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Ambitious, Often-boring

See it if you don't mind the score being written by disparate pop stars.

Don't see it if you know/don't care about Spongebob characters.

71
During previews
Up the Rabbit Hole
East Village
Disappointing, Edgy, Sexy, Lacking point of view, Conflict-free

See it if you want to support new plays.

Don't see it if you'll be bothered by a lack of a point of view and lack of conflict.

85
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you're ready for a fresh main character with a unique voice and perspective.

Don't see it if your expectations are too high due to the hype. The second act might not live up to it.

80
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Surface, Delightful

See it if seeing Christine Ebersole and Patti Lupone fabulously play divas is enough for you.

Don't see it if a story that doesn't really feel like it goes anywhere will overshadow your enjoyment of the performances and some great songs.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Funny

See it if you like warm, nostalgic Broadway fun.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals.

95
New Songs Now
West Village
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Original

See it if you love new musical theatre.

Don't see it if you only want to see super polished performances.

79
Butterflies
Midtown W
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like to see dimensional characters.

Don't see it if stories about siblings hold no interest for you.

90
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Entertaining, Riveting, Refreshing, Profound, Hilarious

See it if you want to hear a fresh, singular, brave, uncensored voice. This queer black man's perspective is like nothing else on stage anywhere.

Don't see it if R-rated material will keep you from taking in this thrilling moment in theatrical history.

72
Confusing, Slow, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if really cool style is enough to keep you happy when the story's thin and muddled.

Don't see it if actors emoting like crazy when you don't know enough about their characters to empathize will turn you off despite a slick production.

82
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy musical comedies.

Don't see it if you'll be overly troubled that the lead characters aren't as fleshed out as the hilarious side characters, and didn't really have chemistry.

83
Funny, Refreshing, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy fish out of water stories and theatre razz-ma-tazz.

Don't see it if the subject matter doesn't interest you.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you want to feel like the whole world's an old-school variety show—so fun.

Don't see it if you don't know or care about Cher, or hate jukebox musicals.

95
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want a fun night with fun music, actors who are funny and can sang, clever sets and costumes, and a great message.

Don't see it if you can't stand jukebox musicals, even when they're done well.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Great music

See it if you love great singing and catchy, memorable songs.

Don't see it if you only like shows with a story.

69
Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy, Entertaining, Banal

See it if you'll be happy hearing Donna Summer songs sung well. It doesn't have much more to offer.

Don't see it if the feeling that you're not being told the whole truth about her life will trouble you.

75
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Romantic, Disappointing, Often boring, Unclear tone, Great moments!

See it if you want to see the movie come to life or enjoy stories based on real life.

Don't see it if you're expecting a master work.

85
Enchanting, Great writing, Profound, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if you love Rogers and Hammerstein. The famous "bench scene" alone makes it worth it.

Don't see it if the changes they made to make it more palettable to today's audiences will bug you.

69
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Resonant, Slow, Thought-provoking, Epic, Excruciating

See it if a few bits of music that are rapturous will be enough for you to sit through an often boringly told story.

Don't see it if you only like first rate lyric writing.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to see a play in which every line is better than the last. It's brilliant.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

50
Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you don't mind things not making sense.

Don't see it if there's anything else you could see.

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Romantic

See it if you want to hear a fabulous, classic score and enjoy fun, funny characters.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

72
Bandstand
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Sweet

See it if you love the big band era and tales about the music world.

Don't see it if hate big band music.

74
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Enchanting

See it if you're happy just seeing a bunch of great, classic numbers without much new context.

Don't see it if you're expecting insight into the mind and creative process of Hal Prince.

80
For a previous production
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy campy musical fun set in the old west (you don't need to know Shakespeare to enjoy it).

Don't see it if you don't enjoy winking, campy shows.

79
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Romantic, Dated

See it if you're in the mood for a small musical with a compelling story.

Don't see it if the very disappointing score will keep you from enjoying the good story.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intense

See it if you'd like to see a fantastic performance by Rowan Meyer.

Don't see it if a few moments of unclear story-telling will ruin your enjoyment of a fascinating tale.

89
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to be bowled over by amazing, hip, a cappella music all being created by the people simultaneously enacting a clever book musical.

Don't see it if the feeling that random stories were invented to have a reason for an a cappella musical will impede your enjoyment of this fun show.

95
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Must see, Riveting, Profound

See it if you want to be swept away into a lovely place where human beings are treated like human beings.

Don't see it if your heart's made of stone.

81
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Relevant, Refreshing, Resonant, Romantic

See it if you want to be reminded that everyone deserves to be their full, authentic self.

Don't see it if it'll drive you crazy to not be able to understand all the lyrics.

67
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want something very different.

Don't see it if if you might fall asleep and miss something that'll make you wonder what's going on for the rest of the show.

70
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Romantic

See it if you want to see a show you've heard of but never got to see.

Don't see it if legit (operatic) singing drives you nuts.