DollysLevis

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (79)
50
During previews
In poor taste, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You're obsessed with all things Royal and/or British tabloid.

Don't see it if You respect Diana's memory or are looking for a quality show.

Also Listen, the first act of this show is camp as hell and very fun in a "... Read more Read less

98
Six
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy pop music and historical humor and want a straight shot of seratonin. Seriously the most fun I've had in a theater in a LONG time.

Don't see it if You don't like pop music, anachronisms, or non-traditional narratives.

Also This show is basically the love child of Head Over Heels and Hamilton ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Excruciating, Slow, Great singing

See it if You're a Bob Dylan fan. The arrangements are brilliantly done, it's *almost* worth seeing it just for the music.

Don't see it if You're looking to enjoy your night at the theatre or really have any interest in ever being happy again.

Also Seriously, it's like Angela's Ashes but set in Duluth. Also the book i... Read more Read less

75
Slow, Great singing, Dated

See it if You enjoy the score and feel like you need to check this one off your theatre bucket list.

Don't see it if You don't like ALW and/or prefer shows with more modern sensibilities.

Also Honestly this production just feels very, very tired. The music is bea... Read more Read less

96
Intense, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy VERY dark humor and can stomach some grand guignol-style elements. Also if you were a weird troubled teen girl in the aughts.

Don't see it if You can't stomach horror and/or young antiheroines.

Also Honestly this was one of the best and most riveting shows I've ever se... Read more Read less

75
Disappointing, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if You like quiet, thoughtful pieces with themes on repression.

Don't see it if You want to see a show that doesn't live entirely in what's not being said.

Also I wasn't quite as enthralled by this one as others, but I respect the ... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy minimalist shows about heavy topics that are handled with grace.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that focus on the messier sides of illness and aging.

Also The abstraction works well here, and I found the ending to be really c... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You're a fan of the show and want to see it as it should be done - in a teeny tiny off-Broadway theatre with the camp factor turned up to 11

Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp and old school off-Broadway weirdness.

80
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Disney musicals, or you liked the movie. You like musicals with a heavy gospel-influence.

Don't see it if You don’t like community theatre (this production combines Equity actors with community actors, which makes it a little uneven).

80
During previews
In the Green
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Grace McLean's music and/or you enjoy experimental musicals with dark themes.

Don't see it if You want hum-mum-mum-mum-mumable melodies or linear narratives.

Also This felt like a very strong start to what could be a great show after... Read more Read less

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
Plano
East Village
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
The Mother
Chelsea
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
Spaceman
East Village
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.

83
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy intense, nuanced examinations on family dynamics and childhood trauma, or you just really really love Laura Linney (who doesn't?)

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows (it's a 90-minute monologue with no intermission) or are uncomfortable hearing about childhood trauma.

85
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You love the score and want to see it be done justice. The book is still kind of rough, but gosh the music and choreography is lovely.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending and don't like traditional musicals in the vein of Hello Dolly/Mame/etc

75
Dated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You like revivals that dramatically reimagine the source material. You've accepted Mary Testa as your lord and savior (as you should).

Don't see it if You're a purist, or you're sensitive to themes of sexual harassment/assault, gun violence, and suicide.

Also A very creative reinterpretation of the show, worth seeing just for it... Read more Read less

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Riveting, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if You want to know if it lives up to the hype (it does) and want to experience a piece of theatre history as well as a pop culture phenomenon.

Don't see it if You have no tolerance whatsoever for hip-hop style music (though it is fairly showtune-y) and don't enjoy purposeful anachronism.

85
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Profound, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like experimental takes on revivals that reflect the current climate.

Don't see it if You're a purist, or if you get particularly bad motion sickness (the video projections can be pretty nausea-inducing)

Also A strong start, and I think it's only going to get stronger as the pre... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Thin Place
Midtown W
Intense, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A strong original work from a seriously talented playwright. Really unique and genuinely spooky.

Don't see it if Very different from Hnath's other stuff. It's very much an experimental work that's meant to stay in the small off-bway scene.

65
Sunday
Chelsea
Banal, Slow, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy Lee Sunday Evans' work. The choreography was dope as hell.

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a profound message and aren't into Millennial navel-gazing.

90
During previews
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Intense, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy challenging work with highly political themes. You enjoy shows that mesh surrealism with naturalism.

Don't see it if You can't stomach listening to unchecked opinions you don't agree with.

Also Definitely not a show for everyone. It takes place in an echo chamber ... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You enjoy shows that tie together the personal and the political, and/or you enjoy dramedy memoir-style pieces.

Don't see it if You don’t like one-person shows.

87
Ambitious, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You're looking for An Experience, more like a Disneyland ride than a Broadway show. You're a die-hard HP fan and/or love fanfiction.

Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional Broadway show with a strong script.

Also So honestly the script is bad. Like, really bad. But the acting and th... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Octet
Midtown W
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
Girl of Glass
Midtown W
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
Bonnie's Last Flight
East Village
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
tender of you too
Midtown W
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
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
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).