Diana G.

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Female
About:  I'm that kid with a binder specifically dedicated to playbills
Reviews (28)
68
Betrayal
Midtown W
Dated, Slow, Cliched, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you are a fan of minimalist plays with talented actors. You enjoy Pinter's work.

Don't see it if you would rather see a more character-driven plot with more development and empathy. This play does not provide any substance for the viewer

Also It's obvious that this production's marketing is entirely based on its... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Funny, Great tech, Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you love Marisa Tomei, classic American playwrights like Williams, or enjoy modern spins through incredible scenic design.

Don't see it if you prefer something more contemporary, want a show with a neater script and deeper themes, have difficulty understanding abstract blocking.

95
During previews
Must see, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoyed Fairview, love shows that comment on the dynamics of race in America, or appreciate uncomfortable theater.

Don't see it if you prefer something lighthearted, less thought-provoking, or are uncomfortable with nudity, rape, or conversations about race relations.

Also Every aspect of this show is so well made, detailed, and intended with... Read more Read less

90
Profound, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show about life, death, grief, and love. The two stories are so beautifully written that it can resonate with anyone.

Don't see it if you would rather see a more uplifting, lighthearted show. The monologues deal with very heavy conversations that may be difficult to hear.

Also Based off what I heard about this show I expected to cry my eyes out w... Read more Read less

87
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Masterful, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy plays about being gay in unaccepting societies, Arthur Miller, or minimal spectacle in storytelling.

Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted theater with more spectacle and easier-to-digest topics/themes.

Also The designs of the show from set to lighting is absolutely beautiful. ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing, Great set

See it if you like Shakespeare, interesting and modernized interpretations of old plays, or want to experience outdoor theater.

Don't see it if you're unable to sit for 3 hours in the heat of New York City's summer nights or find the writing of Coriolanus to be uncomfortable.

Also The rhythm of the show felt very slow and made it difficult to focus. ... Read more Read less

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Classic, Funny, Entertaining, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you want to see classic Broadway. Great dance sequences, breaking the 4th wall, and storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't care for stories of murder or the chorus girl format of storytelling. Or if you want a more resonating and thought-provoking show.

55
Overrated, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if you want to witness great acting.

Don't see it if you want a well-run show. The acting, costumes, and set were good, but the directing was poorly done. It made everything confusing and slow.

Also All the elements of the show didn't quite match up well for the sake o... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Raunchy, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you like stories about overlooked characters. I like the concept and theme of needing "commoners" just as much as rulers in a society.

Don't see it if you don't like gross and immature humor, nudity, or if you're only going for Nathan Lane.

Also Many didn't like the humor used in the show because it is very bawdy a... Read more Read less

100
Profound, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something completely different and magically done. The story is beautifully told through choreography, music, and props.

Don't see it if you don't like to figure out what is going on and prefer straightforward shows. It may get confusing for some.

Also It is unlike anything I have seen on Broadway. It is powerful, heartbr... Read more Read less

85
Quirky, Delightful, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love catchy musicals with a great message about acceptance. It's fun with a perfect balance between witty and serious.

Don't see it if you prefer darker musicals or plays.

90
Edgy, Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy really vulgar and offensive comedy. They use a perfect balance of different types of humor, from ironic to breaking the 4th wall.

Don't see it if you don't have a thick skin or have trouble digesting gross topics. There's a lot of talk about bestiality and pedophilia.

65
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Disappointing, Cliched, Great staging

See it if you love the craft of set design and great choreography. The story is enjoyable, but the tech and ensemble are what keep the show strong.

Don't see it if you hate cliche plots. There were scenes that felt unnecessary or simply didn't belong. Some of the music was also out of place (dubstep)

95
Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you can appreciate simpler, slice-of-life shows that reflect on the human experience and troubles of everyday life.

Don't see it if you like more politically-driven shows. Its a very realistic show that doesn't comment on social issues or politics. It's just about people.

98
Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you love a contemporary twist on a classic. It's wonderfully adapted to the modern-day and doesn't feel unrelatable due to the time period.

Don't see it if you like safe, traditional theater or you're triggered by gunshots, blood, or scenes in the dark.

Also Every aspect of this production is done with so much craft and integri... Read more Read less

85
Why?
Brooklyn
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Peter Brook's legendary work, a theater creator, or want a simple yet thought-provoking show.

Don't see it if you expect a linear story or normal play. It doesn't tell the tale of a few characters, it explores the motives and techniques of theater.

90
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you enjoy stories that tie personal narrative with political commentary as a way to call for action.

Don't see it if you expect this show to be bipartisan. It definitely leans toward one side of the political spectrum, however it provides good reason for it

85
Fairview
Brooklyn
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate the kind of theater that makes you uncomfortable and ask many questions. It is incredibly overwhelming (in a good way).

Don't see it if you expect the story to be a linear plotline that is solely meant to be seen on stage and nowhere outside of it.

68
Overrated, Great singing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy original musical comedies with a light-hearted, spectacle-focused feel to it. It's a more "safe" musical than a groundbreaking one

Don't see it if you expect this show to be resonating and heartwarming. It has a great message, but it doesn't face the complexities of homophobia head-on.

Also While this show is fairly enjoyable, I feel that it could have been do... Read more Read less

85
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Great staging, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love any of the performers or songwriters in this piece. The music, lyrics, and actors are extremely talented.

Don't see it if you expect a full musical production. There is a minimal set, a few props, and a band. The stories are told by the actors, not the stage.

Also Every member of this ensemble works incredibly hard to tell the storie... Read more Read less

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great tech, Entertaining, Confusing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you love Arthur Miller, amazing set/light/sound design, or powerful stories about middle-class American life.

Don't see it if you hate weak acting, can't handle flashing lights, or are triggered by gunshot sounds.

95
During previews
Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy modernized Shakespearean plays, want to support representation in the theater industry, or want to cry laughing for 2.5 hours!

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare.

Also The execution of this show is so well done! Their comedic timing is al... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy plays with lots of sarcastic humor. It has an underlying theme about the struggle of being a successful woman in America.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or more dramatic plays. It is simple and realistic, the dialogue represents the themes well without being obvious.

Also The lighting design is INCREDIBLE. It definitely deserves a Tony.

75
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Insipid, Clever, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love the music of the Four Seasons, you like musical biopics, or enjoy shows about the rise and downfall of success.

Don't see it if you hate biopics or you expect dramatic storytelling/a happily ever after.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you love wholesome, sweet, coming-of-age stories. It's emotional, motherly, and beautiful. A great score and even greater performance.

Don't see it if you're triggered by the topic of domestic abuse or have trouble empathizing with the unfortunate but optimistic circumstances.

95
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like newer musicals that deal with difficult topics like mental health. It really shows the struggle of being a teen in the digital age.

Don't see it if you are triggered by topics like suicide, depression, and anxiety; you don't like coming-of-age stories.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if you love to breakdown shows to its core values. It's a very inspiring, ambition-driven musical that will leave you questioning your legacy.

Don't see it if you have difficulty following both the lead and ensemble actors, there's always something constantly happening.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're able to watch for 3 hours, you enjoy plot twists, and love intense dialogue that shows family, politics, and how the two collide.

Don't see it if you expect very optimistic endings, have difficulty understanding accents, and have trouble paying attention to every word.