DollysLevis

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (59)
97
Great staging, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classic source material and are ready to accept Amber Gray as your lord and savior.

Don't see it if You didn't like Great Comet or similar shows in that vein.

100
Absorbing, Riveting, Dizzying

See it if You like WEIRD shows that are surreal and funny and touching and dizzyingly-paced.

Don't see it if You don't like surrealism or rapid-fire dialogue.

Also This show is one of the best things I've seen in my entire life. It's ... Read more Read less

90
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're a die-hard Isabelle Huppert fan, or if you enjoy weird surrealism that leaves you off-balance.

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative and don't enjoy intense depictions of mental illness.

Also Isabelle Huppert is an absolute force of nature in this show. It's cer... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to be taken VERY far out of your comfort zone. You like weird, dark, raunchy conceptual theatre.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy crass gallows humor or want a traditional narrative.

45
Dizzying, Excruciating, Intense

See it if You're looking for an intense off-off Broadway experience.

Don't see it if You value your hearing and don't want an overwhelming extrasensory experience.

Also During the last fifteen minutes or so of this show, the stage is lit o... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Resonant, Dizzying

See it if You want to see a really well done feel-good musical.

Don't see it if You're looking for something that really digs deep on issues like post-9/11 Islamophobia.

90
During previews
Resonant, Delightful, Great acting

See it if You want to see a really well-done production of Merrily.

Don't see it if You don't like Merrily or Sondheim, or if you don't like non-linear narratives.

Also This is a really HARD show to do, and overall I think this company did... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You want to see a truly remarkable production that manages to do justice to the classic novel while still holding it's own in 2018.

Don't see it if You are an absolute purist when it comes to TKAM or book-to-play adaptations in general.

75
Great staging, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to see a really all-around great production of Waiting for Godot.

Don't see it if You're looking to be entertained.

Also Look, I've read the play multiple times, studied it at length, and can... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy memory plays or shows with realistic portrayals of mostly-functional loving families (i.e. The Humans)

Don't see it if You're sensitive to issues relating to aging and Alzheimer's.

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something that's just pure silly, warm-hearted fun.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy silly, fluffy jukebox musicals, or you don't want to see a show with overt LGBTQ themes.

Also This show is just plain fun. Also it's nice to see issues of sexuality... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Epic, Intense, Resonant

See it if You want to see a riveting production of a surprisingly timeless show.

Don't see it if You cannot sit through a long show (with both parts it's 7.5+ hours total) and dislike stories with intense themes (AIDS, addiction, etc)

85
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Charming

See it if You like experimental theatre and feel powerless in today's political climate.

Don't see it if You want a traditional narrative or something with a big budget.

Also This show is really enjoyable if you just sit back and enjoy the ride,... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy community theater-style productions and modern adaptations of Greek tragedies.

Don't see it if You need a fast-paced show or are looking for something truly resonant.

Also I really, really wanted to like this show. The actors did the best wit... Read more Read less

70
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in the politics of deaf/HoH communities.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy lackluster romance plots.

85
Absorbing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy really innovative staging and appreciate good choreography.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy extended dance numbers or abstract staging.

95
Enchanting, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You're feeling burned out on all of the big money commercial shows playing right now and want to see something refreshingly original.

Don't see it if You're impatient or want something big and showy.

75
Funny, Quirky, Slapstick

See it if You enjoy a kind of Marx brothers-style slapstick humor, or you enjoy small-scale community theatre-style productions.

Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist or want a larger scale production.

85
Dizzying, Intense, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You're looking for something that's going to take you outside of your theatrical comfort zone.

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional opera/play, or if you need a linear narrative in order to enjoy a show.

Also I don't know Joan La Barbara, but after seeing this show I've decided ... Read more Read less

85
Charming, Fun, Lively

See it if You're looking for something upbeat and family-friendly,

Don't see it if You want depth or are looking for something edgy.

85
During previews
Delightful, Charming, Great staging

See it if You like John Doyle's work and/or enjoy Shakespeare's comedies being done well.

Don't see it if You're looking for a lot of Ellen Burstyn. She's great, but is in a fairly minor role and doesn't have a ton of stage time.

Also There's not a whole lot that can be done with the first twenty minutes... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You like great acting and seeing works by new playwrights. Or if you like modern takes on classic stories.

Don't see it if You're an Ibsen purist. This is less of an actual sequel to the play and more of a modern rumination on the issues it raised.

Also This show is worth seeing for Jayne Houdyshell's face-journeys alone. ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like Michael Moore and are depressed about the state of the country right now.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Moore's later stuff (Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko).

75
Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You're a Sondheim devotee.

Don't see it if You don't like concert productions or seeing actors who are on-book.

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You like earnest portrayals of real life issues that don't shy away from the ugly side of things.

Don't see it if The topic of disability makes you uncomfortable, or you don't enjoy realist theatre.

95
During previews
Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if You like semi-surreal experimental theatre and/or Dave Malloy's shows (particularly Ghost Quartet).

Don't see it if You don't like a capella, or if you don't have much of a grasp on internet culture.

65
Clever, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like rough, experimental works.

Don't see it if You want a tight and/or linear narrative.

Also This show has great bones and could really be excellent if the playwri... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare tragedies handled by actors who have a clear understanding of the language & nuance of the shows.

Don't see it if You can't deal with 2-hour first acts or are sensitive to strobe lights/loud sound effects.

Also Honestly it's worth seeing for Glenda and Ruth and Pedro's performance... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Relevant, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're interested in the Clintons and their historical legacy, and/or if you like thoughtful political commentary.

Don't see it if You didn't like A Doll's House Part 2. Structurally and writing-wise, they're very similar shows.

95
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a truly original immersive play by one of the best new up-and-coming playwrights.

Don't see it if You don't like absurdism/surrealism and/or don't like shows that break the fourth wall.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You love the show and want to see some fresh takes on the material.

Don't see it if You're an absolute purist, or you don't like musical theatre classics.

85
Delightful, Great singing, Fun

See it if You're looking for something overall light and fun, but still touching and relevant. Or you want to see Beth Leavel belt her face off.

Don't see it if You're looking for something deeply profound or serious.

60
Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You really loved the movie but wish it was an hour longer while maintaining exactly she same dialogue.

Don't see it if You're looking for a clever show that in some way improves upon/expands its source material.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a surprisingly timely play that explores gender politics in the theatre world, and/or you love Janet McTeer.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with a feminist message, or you don't like longer straight plays with an intermission.

85
Delightful, Sweet, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quiet,small-cast shows with LGBTQ themes.

Don't see it if You want something big and flashy, or don't care about high school narratives.

75
Dated, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy classic musicals or are a lover of great choreography.

Don't see it if You're looking for a new take on this dated show.

Also To be fair, I think this is the best production that could possibly be... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Great staging, Charming

See it if You enjoy cabaret-style immersive shows shows and/or learning about lesser-known queer historical figures.

Don't see it if You don't like actors physically interacting with the audience.

60
Excruciating, Slow, Great acting

See it if You are a die-hard fan of Jeremy Irons, or Lesley Manville. Or if you enjoy half-hour long monologues that go in circles.

Don't see it if The idea of sitting through a four-hour play is in any way daunting, or if you want to see a show with substance and purpose.

90
Absorbing, Quirky, Riveting

See it if You want to see something different, a tragic but ultimately heartwarming portrayal of autism told with a quirky nonlinear style.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with portrayals of autism or are bothered by flashing lights/loud sounds.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You're a fan of any/all of these actresses and enjoy both realist dramas and surrealist dramedies.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark humor or don't want to see a long-ish show with no intermission (run time is 1hr 45 minutes).

83
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy funny and at times intense stories about adolescent girls. (Think The Wolves)

Don't see it if You want a bigger ensemble piece or if you don't like shows without intermissions.

83
Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You're a John Lithgow fan, or if you're kind of bummed out about the world right now and would like John Lithgow to read you a bedtime story

Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows, or you want something flashy and exciting.

Also This is a very sweet, quiet show. It just feels very pure - Lithgow's ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Slow, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if You enjoy slower thinkpieces or enjoy the pacing of modern British theatre.

Don't see it if You're looking for entertainment or a play that really has something to say.

Also I found this one disappointing because it could/should have been so mu... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You're looking for a quick, screwball comedy that takes absurdism to the max.

Don't see it if You want a linear plot, don't like absurdism, or dislike raunchy humor.

Also I'm not an Amy Schumer fan by any means, so I was pleasantly surprised... Read more Read less

55
Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You like puppet theatre, or like seeing shows with an absurd premise just for the sake of seeing them.

Don't see it if YOU GET MOTION-SICKNESS EASILY.

Also I wanted to like this show so badly, I really did. But it uses these v... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like out-of-the-box theatre. This is done revue-style, and is deliciously meandering.

Don't see it if You prefer linear narratives.

Also This is a series of semi-connected scenes that only thematically come ... Read more Read less

98
Dizzying, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy flashy and creative stage trickery (so many "how did they do that?!" moments), raunchy humor, and/or Tim Minchin.

Don't see it if You like minimalism, don't like raunchy humor, or don't enjoy pop/rock musicals.

78
Funny, Tourist-fare

See it if You've got relatives in town who want you to take them to a Broadway show.

Don't see it if You don't like classic/standard musicals.

95
Great music, Lively, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy quirky, dark, offbeat shows like Ghost Quartet.

Don't see it if You want a linear narrative or don't like folk music.

Also It's basically like a cross between Cold Mountain and the Haunted Mans... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy tense classic dramas (Streetcar, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and/or seeing well-loved actresses give the performances of a lifetime.

Don't see it if You don't like a three-act play structure, or if you don't enjoy an antihero(ine) narrative where evil triumphs over good.