david s 6159

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I love shows
Reviews (71)
90
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to know more about the lives of comfort women

Don't see it if You are racist :P

85
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy magic

Don't see it if you expect crazy theatrics or don't like magic shows. they're definitely not for everyone

90
During previews
Unexpected Joy
Midtown E
Delightful, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy musicals and stories about family tension and overcoming differences

Don't see it if you are very conservative, or if you are expecting something very emotional. the story was nice, but not gripping.

85
Fierce & Deadly 1988
Lower E Side
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You're interested in interactive theater

Don't see it if You are averse to drag queens or don't like walking outside

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You enjoy drinking and want to learn some history about different brunch drinks

Don't see it if You don't enjoy drinking, or are expecting a large production. The show takes place in an actual bar with 4 performers.

70
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You're familiar with the story, or if you are interested in Chinese stories and culture

Don't see it if You're expecting excellent acting and singing. The whole thing was overacted (not sure if that was intentional) and the singing was okay.

90
Makbet
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You don't mind meeting in a shipping container in a recycling plant. And if you're familiar with Macbeth

Don't see it if You do not know the story of Macbeth, or if you're expecting a traditional play. This is highly experimental but it pays off

Also The actors shift effortlessly between roles. It may be confusing if yo... Read more Read less

75
Charolais
Midtown E
Absorbing, Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You enjoy one woman shows

Don't see it if You prefer deep plot. The show is an interesting story with many comedic elements.

95
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Teresa Deevy and plays about small town Irish people.

Don't see it if You prefer one story rather than 4 unrelated stories

60
Clever, Quirky, Short

See it if You would like to see an hour of strange songs

Don't see it if You are expecting a story or plot of any kind. Or traditional music. The music is very... experimental

45
During previews
Dear Jane
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Slow

See it if You enjoy non-linear plots about... seemingly nothing

Don't see it if You don't want to be confused for the entire show.

Also Dear Jane seems like it could have been a good idea, but it was execut... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a story about Christianity and homosexuality. If you care about social and familial issues.

Don't see it if You're expecting comedy, or are offended by homosexuality.

82
Off the Top
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You like rap and are interested in the brain. Or if you like either one or the other. The show is pretty brilliant.

Don't see it if You're expecting a huge show with great staging. It's just two people in a basement bar. But it's a great show, so don't miss out on it!

79
During previews
My Eyes Went Dark
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like serious dramas that deal with heavy issues

Don't see it if You want to be cheered up.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a protestant or are interested in the life of Martin Luther

Don't see it if You are against religion

30
Remembering Evangeline
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Confusing, Insipid

See it if You like avant garde shows

Don't see it if You like random lip-synced musical performances and non-linear storytelling.

Also The acting in this was quite weak. It was also very difficult at times... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Edgy

See it if You have dark humor and don't mind laughing at death

Don't see it if You're sensitive to death and dying

89
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if You enjoy dirty humor and clever songs about sex

Don't see it if You're easily offended

60
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a fresh take on the characters of, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Don't see it if You haven't seen the movie or read the book. Or if you're expecting something great. The show is okay, and the climax was.. anticlimactic.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy powerful one-woman-shows with great acting.

Don't see it if You are offended by vulgar language, or if you can't understand thick Welsh accents.

90
If/Then
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You like "what if" scenarios, and you don't mind thinking about your own life choices

Don't see it if You're bringing your current significant other who you're considering breaking up with lol

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You love thought-provoking shows

Don't see it if You're expecting to laugh. This is a serious show dealing with serious themes. It's not a very "fun home."

30
Great acting, Excruciating, Quirky

See it if You want to see what basically amounts to a rated R high school play

Don't see it if You have to pay any amount of money for tickets. Or if you have anything else to do. I should have done my laundry instead.

Also The acting was good, but everything else was cringe-inducing. The stor... Read more Read less

65
That True Phoenix
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Ambitious, Slow

See it if This show was a bit longer than it should have been.

Don't see it if While learning about this unsung hero was interesting, the non-linear storytelling and over-the-top acting made it difficult to follow

42
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if This show felt like a child's birthday party.

Don't see it if You like magic shows.

81
Symphonie Fantastique
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you enjoy piano and surreal visuals

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a plot and spoken words

100
During previews
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy funny musicals

Don't see it if you're expecting a deep story

76
Clever, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you loved friends and will understand the inside jokes and characters

Don't see it if you've never watched friends.

50
During previews
Banal, Confusing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy discourse and the works of these great men

Don't see it if You're expecting any resolution. It seems their entire dialogue had no impact on anything at the end of the show.

Also It was also frigid in the theatre. I'm pretty resilient when it comes ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy great acting and writing, or if you are interested in Walt Disney or Stravinsky.

Don't see it if ... Not sure. Just go see it, it's wonderful!

75
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are interested in the history of alcohol, or just enjoy drinking.

Don't see it if You are expecting a large production. The show takes place in a literal bar. The drinks are also very weak, so don't expect to get slizzered

65
Slow, Great acting

See it if You love Karen Blixen and dramas

Don't see it if You prefer something more exciting. The show is very slow moving

Also The actress who played the Baroness was excellent and a delight to wat... Read more Read less

100
Lost and Guided
East Village
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You care about the plight of refugees, or if you just want to see a true story with great actors

Don't see it if you'd rather shy away from serious issues

Also Knowing that these stories are true really drives it home for me. It r... Read more Read less

75
During previews
A Never-Ending Line
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if you like music and feminism.

Don't see it if you expect a story or a quality sound system

Also sound was terrible and the singers weren't the best, but the musicians... Read more Read less

90
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are a first generation American and know the struggles of dealing with parents from a different culture

Don't see it if You prefer a full cast and show rather than a casual conversation between a mother and son

80
J&K: 1965
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if It's a nice day out. The entire show takes place outside and there is quite a bit of walking.

Don't see it if You have social anxiety and are unwilling to participate in the show. Participation is minimal, though, so don't be scared!

79
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You like shows that portray issues such as gay children and domestic abuse

Don't see it if You are sensitive to cursing or are offended by portrayals of homosexual love.

Also The show was overall quite good, but I didn't love it. I did enjoy the... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if You like musicals and don't mind an absolutely ridiculous story

Don't see it if You dislike weak stories, or are expecting classic Elvis songs to be sung.

76
The Great Divorce
Midtown W
Absorbing, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of CS Lewis' writings

Don't see it if You are against religion

76
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in CS Lewis and his life.

Don't see it if You have no idea who CS Lewis is or hate religion

76
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy bleak dramas

Don't see it if you require more explanation, or if you're expecting to laugh.

86
I Lost You There
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You enjoy one person shows, and don't mind crying and laughing in the same minute

Don't see it if The thought of death and a little dark humor gets to you

80
Your Alice
Queens
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fresh take on the story of Alice Liddell

Don't see it if You're sensitive to heat. The theatre has no ventilation and it was hot. Also it requires you to have some knowledge of Alice in Wonderland.

79
Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy short shows of varying quality with a central theme. Some are funny, some serious.

Don't see it if You'd rather more to a story than a 10ish minute skit can offer.

84
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love on-stage musicians and love stories.

Don't see it if You're looking for a deep story. It's a good love story, but nothing to write home about.

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You loved the movie and want to see more of the same

Don't see it if You're expecting anything new or different from the movie. It's basically the same, just live. Which is a good thing.

100
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy musical comedies

Don't see it if You're offended easily, or if you're expecting a deep story

Also This is my favorite musical comedy show. I've seen it twice, and enjoy... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Confusing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you like dark dramas

Don't see it if you're expecting to leave feeling happy

88
During previews
Marry Harry
Midtown E
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You like funny musicals. Marry Harry was better than some full Broadway shows that I've seen!

Don't see it if You're not a fan of rom coms, or you're looking for a deep story.

86
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You can get tickets to it that don't cost an arm and a leg. The show is great, but not 1k/ticket great.

Don't see it if You're not interested in American History. Or rap. Or if you're racist.