Dominique B

Manhattan | 25-34 | Male

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Reviews (35)
81
Resonant, Profound, Intelligent

See it if You want a heartfelt story and want to leave the theater smiling. Expect musical theater and not your typical musical.

Don't see it if You’re expecting extravagant sets or incredible singing. Avoid if English is not your first language (the accents are hard!

Also This is a show where I don’t know if I got my broadway money’s worth. ... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Dizzying

See it if You’re into impressive singing, dancing and amazing sets. The music mashups can be odd at times but act II will pull on your heart strings

Don't see it if You’re expecting a typical musical and original score. It’s campy and the show knows it and dives headfirst into it. Not for kids.

Also Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo are amazing during their duets and could s... Read more Read less

95
Edgy, Resonant, Profound, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the Great Comet or Hamilton since it’s a same stripped down set which makes the story the hero. Incredible singers and score

Don't see it if You want a “typical” razzle dazzle broadway show, Hadestown focuses on giving you the feels rather than the flashy

Also Andre de Shields, Amber Grey and Eva Noblezada should receive Tonys fo... Read more Read less

94
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Clever, Enchanting, Immersive

See it if you're looking for a Sleep no More-like experience but with essentially only one-on-one encounters with actors. Great immersive experience!

Don't see it if you don't like Alice in Wonderland

Also Each person doesn't get to do all the activities so you will likely wa... Read more Read less

75
Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You like a nice story and cool staging. A few nice songs as well as a cool way to make the story evolve on a small stage

Don't see it if you're expecting something with stronger emotions, it can be a bit on the lighter side

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like a seemingly pleasant show that still manages to tackle topics of hope, motherhood and domestic abuse. And great score!

Don't see it if Honestly, this show can be for the whole family and the topics are covered in such a way that anyone would enjoy it, irrespective of opinion

65
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Confusing

See it if You want to feel what a real time torture could feel like. You like great and intense acting, amidst a play that misses the novel's point

Don't see it if You were expecting the same angst of being discovered that made the novel so powerful. Torture scene is particularly long and unnecessary

85
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to see Glenn Close at her best! She lived and breathed Norma Desmond, a forgotten icon waiting for her comeback!

Don't see it if you want elaborate sets, want something light and whimsical

Also Great songs that you will keep humming for the rest of the week. The a... Read more Read less

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see what the hype is about, a great history lesson about America's founding fathers! Nice mix of rap and singing!

Don't see it if You're elaborate sets, it's rather minimalistic. Also, a lot of rap so don't go if you don't want to pay close attention to every word

Also Really great voices, really great acting and moving end! Might want to... Read more Read less

65
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Fluffy, Indulgent, Childish

See it if you want a show for kids. One or two good songs and interesting sets.

Don't see it if you want anything even remotely more interesting and thought-provoking.

88
During previews
Epic, Romantic, Great staging, Riveting, Tear-jerker

See it if You want to see a moving story arc, the best sets on Broadway and great songs à la Miz. People cried in the audience, emotional leads

Don't see it if You plan to go with young kids, it has sexual themes and crude language.

Also The singing of some of the cast members was stronger than others. Don'... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want to see Benjamin Platt and the rest of the actors leave it all on the stage. Great songs, gut-wrenching story yet uplifting end

Don't see it if you don't want to see a story about how lonely high school and social media can be, definitely not a razzle dazzle show, it will affect you!

Also You'll definitely need a box of tissues

88
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like South Park or great comedy, are looking for great quirky tunes and choreography

Don't see it if you don't like crass humor, expect a serious musical, are looking for something for kids, are looking for soaring songs

86
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Great dancing, Resonant

See it if You like dancing, thought-provoking musicals

Don't see it if You want a story-telling musical with a beginning, middle and end.

55
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great dancing

See it if you like dancing

Don't see it if you were expecting an emotional journey, story or great singing

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Romantic, Intelligent

See it if you're looking for great acting and singing chemisty from a delightful cast. The set is also a gem!

Don't see it if you don't like truly uplifting romantic comedies

80
American Psycho
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Intense, Refreshing

See it if you want a really relevant show about corporate life and American consumerism

Don't see it if you expect incredible singing or you're with children

100
Profound, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you like gospel, love amazing singing or enjoy being taken on an emotional rollercoaster (sad and fun)

Don't see it if you are looking for a show for children

80
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a feel-good musical. The comedic acting is incredibly on point and you’ll laugh throughout the show

Don't see it if You were looking for something extremely profound or dramatic.

84
Romantic, Great acting, Funny, Cliched

See it if You like a traditional musical with tap shoes and all - it’s a perfect rendition of an all-time classic with a great set of comedic actors

Don't see it if You’re looking for a really profound and mind-provoking musical, this is not it - but thats ok !

Also For all ages, incredible dance sequences

100
Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You like great acting, a strong story and incredible on-stage visual effects. It all comes together perfectly.

Don't see it if You really don't like Harry Potter.

75
Disappointing, Clever, Slow

See it if you're looking for something different. Great music and nice setting, which will transport you elsewhere.

Don't see it if you're expecting to get goosebumps, the songs are nice but didn't captivate me as much as I would have hoped.

75
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Great staging

See it if You like magic shows with an emotional twist

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows

95
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Edgy, Masterful

See it if You want to see a true masterpiece - I mean an 8 hour play and your on the edge of your seat throughout ? Incredible and Andrew Garfield!

Don't see it if you don't like shows with the following themes: race, religion, Aids, homosexuality

65
War Paint
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Great singing, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to know more about the cosmetics industry - strong performances by the Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole amidst a weak score

Don't see it if You're expecting to be transported emotionally or surprised - shame the score was rather weak and the story was so linear

81
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Clever, Exquisite

See it if you enjoyed the movie and want to see a romantic musical with great costumes and stage effects! The leads were strong too!

Don't see it if you don't like a little bit of kitsch, it can be too whimsical for some, also while there is no Rasputin, there aren't any real surprises!

85
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to look at perfect comedic acting from Karl, a great concept and nice message. The set is simple but extremely clever!

Don't see it if you're bringing kids. There are deep themes around career-obsession, suicide and chauvinism.

80
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You want to see Bette Midler and Gavin Creel perform excellent vaudevillian comedy. Even the secondary characters are great.

Don't see it if you're hoping for a more profound musical. No real surprises.

75
During previews
Great acting, Cliched, Contemplative, Clever, Tame

See it if you like shows that create a pleasant portrait of society, with great actors, a cute concept but little emotional gravitas

Don't see it if you expect to see sparks fly and your emotions soar, minimal set

Also Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal are fantastic, I want to see mor... Read more Read less

84
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you liked the original Aladdin movie, enjoy incredible staging and great dance / tap choreography

Don't see it if you expect to be emotionally swept away or expect something fundamentally different from the movie

97
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you liked Hamilton, like immersive theater, want to feel part of the act, want to see a fun yet eccentric score

Don't see it if you don't like strobe lights, expect an extremely somber musical

Also Josh Groban depiction of Pierre is heartbreaking and on point! An incr... Read more Read less

75
Cliched, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you really want a great set and solid story

Don't see it if you want truly amazing songs

78
Ambitious, Cliched, Epic, Profound

See it if you like a great epic story, the Tenardiers and a strong score

Don't see it if you don't like the classics or are really just looking for some light-hearted fare

69
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you're looking for a fun show

Don't see it if you expect an emotionally charged show or an amazing story

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Must see, Refreshing, Original

See it if you like immersive theater, you'll literally walk through some of the most amazing sets in this 6 floor hotel Shakespearean show

Don't see it if you don't like walking, expect a straight story line. You decide what you want and don't want to see.