DMZ75

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (98)
93
Great acting, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you like 'old timey' musicals about a real life historical figure. Beth Malone has remarkable energy and the whole cast really delights!

Don't see it if you are expecting a modern take on re-telling of Brown's story. The production is a bit long and some facts seemed mashed up or glossed over

78
Quirky, Fluffy, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want something fun and light about the swinging 60s. It wasn't really a musical, though music is employed. Actors are fun and beleivable

Don't see it if you want depth or fully conceived songs that move the story forward. There is also audience participation so be wary if you are in the front

69
Intense, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Muñoz and enjoy very intimate, single performer experiences. There are somber moments and a confusing jump in space & time.

Don't see it if a monologue about working through grief and loss might be upsetting or if you don't enjoy someone essentially speaking at you for 80 minutes

85
Quirky, Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you remember high school and all the drama being a teenager created. The songs are fun and light though an attempt at consequence is made.

Don't see it if you never thought about high school once you left it and the idea of listening to high school age characters whine about nonsense will annoy

84
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy an ensemble piece that has a bit more under the surface than expected.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind. I expected to not understand much because I am not an emoji user but the cast portrayals and story is universal

76
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy one person shows that share a personal journey. Some words are resonant, some are lacking, though R. Rose really lives the story.

Don't see it if you expect a straight forward narrative, many things are implied or not fully explained. Also, there are safety goggles and a sledgehammer.

88
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a dark and intense story that makes you contemplate how words have incredible nuance and power. Parker embodies Bella so completely

Don't see it if loneliness, cancer and assisted suicide are triggering themes.

63
The Giant Hoax
Midtown W
Quirky, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for light family friendly fare. Good performance by the actress in the little girl lead; nice voice though hard to hear.

Don't see it if you are expecting a full blown production. Opening set looked great but the Cardiff Giant puppet needed a bit more work. Cute story.

69
Contact High
Midtown W
Quirky, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you love the teen musical genre. The songs were fun and the cast did quite a lot with the small set and lack of wings. The story is thin.

Don't see it if you don't care about angsty teens needing to fit in while also being a mystery with a missing teen and touches of heroin addiction. A lot!

91
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals about extraoridnary real people in history and the struggles they overcome, with wonderful voices and clever staging.

Don't see it if you have no interest in baseball and cannot get past sports metaphors used to describe some universal struggles this trailblazer faces.

83
Thought-provoking, Intense, Hilarious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love Judy Garland or just want to learn her story from a first person perspective. Peter Mac does a great job engaging the crowd.

Don't see it if you don't like a cabaret concert setting or a one person show detailing the experiences of an entertainer in history.

70
Dying City
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you don't mind plays that happen in one room but at two different times. One actor plays twins, confusing me at first. Overall, thoughtful.

Don't see it if you are not interested in themes of war and family secrets and do not want to see plots that jump in time back and forth.

85
Romantic, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Audra McDonald in a straight play or the fantasticly strange Michael Shannon as a romatic lead. And the chemistry, wow!

Don't see it if if you prefer Miss McDonald singing or don't enjoy very intimate and intense two character productions.

65
Weird, Confusing, Disappointing, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you are a big fan of Nathan Lane or Taylor Mac. There are some timely digs woven in, an uber grisly story and dismembered bodies!

Don't see it if you expect to understand what's going on and don't like disembowlment in your Broadway productions. Oh and the dancing phalluses..

69
Raunchy, Fluffy, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you loved the film and the nostalgia factor. It's a big fun production, visually arresting and very over the top!

Don't see it if you are not interested in death or ghosts or campy ridiculous stories about all things haunting.

78
Quirky, Fluffy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy musicals about angsty youth, cliques, sci-fi and the underdog prevailing. The cast is fun and the songs are genuine and catchy.

Don't see it if the premise sounds far-fetched and you can't suspend disbelief or if high school was the best time of your life and you have no compassion.

66
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you're a big fan of R+H as songs as this is a concert format. Insight is given through Hammerstein's musings which shed light on his process

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical. The digital illusion is distracting and the songs are just used to support Hammerstein's inner thoughts.

86
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing, Dated, Absorbing

See it if you are fondly nostalgic for the film. The story changed slightly but is still really over the top and ridiculous. Fun comedy and songs.

Don't see it if you think the premise it too unbelievable to stand and you don't mind some sexism strewn throughout a big glitzy production.

89
Absorbing, Great singing, Intense, Relevant, Masterful

See it if if you enjoy great rhythms and spectacular voices paired with themes of sexual awakening, exploration and bias set in a boys prep school.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with brief nudity, same sex pairings, aggressive racial and homophobic slurs or teen confusion.

70
During previews
Cute, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you don't take things too seriously. The title gives a big clue but it does try to go a bit deeper into the dynamics of female friendships.

Don't see it if you can't stand romantic comedies and find the idea of a group of women discussing their lives through the lens of these films irritating.

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the film and love musicals. The songs are lovely and wistful, and using musician characters on stage in unique and fun.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big production with large sets or group numbers. It is very much a film come to life telling the story of one night.

94
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Delightful, Funny, Must see, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you love original quirky musicals with confident female actors singing wonderful tunes. I was also impressed with the sophisticated set.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a fluffy, somewhat obvious plot line or have negative memories of cheerleaders in high school.

84
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be awed by songs you didn't know you knew were theirs as well as learn about the members and their individual back stories.

Don't see it if you don't like this type of boy group and can't appreciate the impact they made over the years.

60
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Overrated

See it if you are interested in family dramas set in IRA controlled Northern Ireland and seeing the effects of single decisions on each member.

Don't see it if you don't want to see nearly 20 individual, fleshed out characters on a stage and find it hard to follow along through thick accents.

91
Delightful, Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you love musical theater and human rights with catchy songs and adorable characters.

Don't see it if you don't care for big bold entertaining numbers, themes that pull at heartstrings or quirky characters that border on caricatures.

86
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love Motown and want to see these songs sung live. The vocals and choreo are wonderful and I learned things I didn't know.

Don't see it if you are expecting a fully balanced account of the Temptations rise to fame. Spectacular production and sets that astound.

77
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you are comfortable with seeing art about a tough subject, a school shooting, and all those affected by such tragedy. Strong acting and set.

Don't see it if a heavy introspective piece about where fault lies and how it's impossible to kwow how we would act is not something you want to think about

62
Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if you are familiar with this story or are bringing a child and want a casual day out at community style theater.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lush production. It felt unfinished and disjointed, some actors so much stronger than others. Could barely hear the lead

67
Frankenstein (CSC)
East Village
Slow, Intense, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you love intimate settings and are very familiar with the original story. I enjoyed the gender-less casting but found it very very slow.

Don't see it if you are expecting lots of action or a fast pace. Also, you need to be able to use your imagination and project what you already know.

72
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like the actors and don't mind father-son stories dealing with aging and what happens at the end of life with no resolution possible.

Don't see it if aging and the changes it inevitably brings to a family might be triggering.

65
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in Law & Order style story telling and the very timely themes of consent and rape. The female lead understudy was good.

Don't see it if you are expecting any resolution or unique point of view on a scenario we have heard so many times before.

76
Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love Greek mythology, are a fan of the YA series or just enjoy a coming of age-finding yourself-teen story. The story has some depth.

Don't see it if you are expecting a large scale production. The set is bare bones and actors are tasked with being multiple characters. They manage well.

90
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Riveting, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love quirky musicals about ambition, greed and fast food! The cast is wonderful and the songs are smart, witty and performed beautifully

Don't see it if you can't stomach dark comedies with some graphically violent content depicting murders and self mutilation.

76
Epic, Quirky, Indulgent, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the Meatloaf ouvre and would be happy to hear these songs in a staged over the top production with wild performances.

Don't see it if you are expecting a cohesive story. It's really more about the songs and the ridiculus performances weaving in the songs everyone knows well

85
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy family dramas about secrets and lies where characters face life or death decisions as they fight for love and their right to it.

Don't see it if you arenot interested in stories with LGBTQ and religious themes and the struggles that individuals face when trying to live authentic lives

80
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy charismatic young actors singing catchy tunes while telling a cheeky story of about the folks who really make Hollywood run.

Don't see it if you are expecting a lage production with many moving parts. The cast does wonderful things with the small set and maximizes the space given.

82
Burn This
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy stories set in the 80's with strong leads really digging deep. Russell was a pleasure to watch and Driver played up his awkardness

Don't see it if you don't enjoy large scale productions that take place all in one room or intense stories laced with themes of loss.

51
Midnight Street
Midtown W
Disjointed, Ambitious, Slow

See it if you enjoy productions in their nacsent stages. The perfomers voices are pleasant enough and they d the best they can with the material.

Don't see it if if you want to fully though out story, While the concept sounded intriguing and mysterious, the execution was a bit confusing and lackluster

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Hilarious, Delightful

See it if you enjoy interpretations of Shakespeare. This was a big production, with fun sets and wonderful screwball comedy.

Don't see it if you are annoyed by silly playfulness or the show within a show concept.

41
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Overrated, Great staging, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you're familiar with the original material, know a bit about worker's unions and enjoy 'theater in the round'. The voices are pleasant

Don't see it if you are not familiar already. The actors movement didn't help to tell the story and I could hear the words but couldn't understand the plot.

83
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are curious about how a story of newspapermen can be made into a Broadway spectacle. The sets were clever and visually interesting.

Don't see it if you have no interest in British tabloids or how they came to be.

88
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Refreshing, Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you think you'd enjoy a reworking of Lewis Carroll with a bit of steam-punky edge. Most songs are wonderful and the set is really well done.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the fantasy of Alice's adventures or are triggered by WWII and the London Blitz.

59
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense

See it if you enjoy small casts with curious, at times, nonsensical dialogue. The actors maintained their cool in this crazy sick world they inhabit.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy dark somewhat sinister workplace comedy and don't want to leave the theater feeling uneasy and unsettled.

95
The Light
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Relevant

See it if you are interested in very intense dramas about sensitive topics presented with thought provoking points of view. The actors are brilliant.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with an intimate staging or don't want to witness unflinching depiction of a couple on the brink of destruction.

84
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great singing

See it if you like Cher and enjoy biopic style big glitzy musicals. The three Chers really did the songs justice and Micaela Diamond was a standout!

Don't see it if you don't like Cher's music or care about her background, life and career. Also, if you hate glam and sequins, this isn't for you.

82
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Inspiring

See it if you want to learn about Gloria Steinem and her activism and how she rallied and inspired others.

Don't see it if you prefer traditionally staged plays without any audience participation.

89
Exposed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting from a small cast who uses their space limitations to inventively tell a story highlighting the effects of bullying.

Don't see it if you have a problem with the porn industry, simulated sex acts or brief nudity.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great period inspired songs

See it if you enjoy an enthusiastic cast performing a formulaic story but with lovely 90s inspired songs and a really likeable cast.

Don't see it if you disliked the story of the film or don't enjoy big productions with glitzy sets and over the top song and dance numbers.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you can be entertained by silly ridiculous circumstances. I found myself wishing the actors would be the actual characters in the end!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a cast that plays a variety of characters or when characters engage the audience directly and break the fourth wall.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if you enjoy great witty dialogue, hilarious circumstances and unique and absorbing performances.

Don't see it if you can't see the humor in everyday, workplace scenarios played out to ridiculous lengths.