EAS

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  theatre/film development
Reviews (52)
60
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Overrated, Disappointing
February 20th, 2020

See it if you love Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.

Don't see it if you're looking for the fire, passion, and true tragedy of the story. This stark version lacks real intensity and horror, falling flat.

85
Cliched, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining
February 14th, 2020

See it if Fantastic showing of many of the leads & clever use of a good number of Alanis' music. There are a few powerhouse numbers and great staging.

Don't see it if The show tries to covers too many important issues at the same time, which means no one issue or concept is really delved into.

85
Sing Street
East Village
Quirky, Great music, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
January 12th, 2020

See it if In the vein of ONCE, SING STREET features on stage musicians, a quirky love story, and a sadder, more thoughtful tone than many musicals.

Don't see it if you need a fully realized show. This is a work in progress that will undoubtedly grow before it transfers to Broadway.

90
Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
January 12th, 2020

See it if A delightful new production of a classic. Excellent staging of musical theatre standards and some top-notch casting in key roles.

Don't see it if you're looking for a plot about a murderous plant to make complete sense.

70
Disappointing, Great music, Edgy, Ambitious, Great singing
May 8th, 2019

See it if you're curious about a modern, stripped down version of an old classic. Several of the performances are great and the music is vibrant.

Don't see it if you cling to the classics and want the show to be as exactly as it was. That said, some of the dramaturgical choices were not to my liking.

Also I found the use of blackouts to be confusing and did not add to the ov... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny
April 24th, 2019

See it if An excellent mediation on politics, marriage, media, perception, gender, and the messy ways it's all connected.

Don't see it if you've made up your mind about Hillary Clinton, or you're looking for an action packed Broadway extravaganza. This is a thoughtful play.

79
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant
February 18th, 2019

See it if Is it on the nose? Yes. Is it campy and kitshy? Yep. Is it still a good time on Broadway with some fun songs and big dance? Sure is.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep dive into LGBTQ* politics. It's a surface level look at bigotry, but it's a start.

95
During previews
Enchanting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound
July 31st, 2018

See it if you're into exquisite story-telling. Mike Birbiglia has just about mastered the art of long-form storytelling. Hilarious and insightful.

Don't see it if you don't like stand-up.

80
The Solve It Squad
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Could be better
April 29th, 2018

See it if you enjoy parody work, actors who love what they're doing, and shorter shows.

Don't see it if you require Broadway-level production at an off-Broadway venue.

Also The current iteration of the show suffers from some indulgence on the ... Read more Read less

75
Funny, Disappointing, Overrated, Entertaining
February 9th, 2018

See it if old-fashioned musical starring seasoned, talented Broadway vets.

Don't see it if you're looking for something modern or surprising.

Also My biggest gripe with this production of Hello, Dolly is that I felt t... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Hangmen
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky, Funny
February 2nd, 2018

See it if you're a fan of Martin McDonagh's dry, quick, black English humor.

Don't see it if you have trouble with accents, or irreverent, literal gallows humor.

50
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Great singing, Slow
November 29th, 2017

See it if you love Kerrigan and Lowdermilk and want to sit through teenage angst that lacks grounding.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully fleshed musical. This was barebones, staging and blocking-wise.

80
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Dated
July 5th, 2017

See it if you want to be exposed to a fantastic, first-rate Canadian troupe and excellent staging.

Don't see it if you're strongly attached to the novel. There are significant, but well-crafted differences between the texts.

Also My biggest issue with the production is that the source material now f... Read more Read less

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent
June 28th, 2017

See it if you want to see Kevin Kline being the Kevin Kline we all know and love.

Don't see it if you're expecting the height of Noel Coward's snappy wit and repartee. Something doesn't quite click in the text.

89
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging
May 1st, 2017

See it if you're looking for something a little different, and are willing to let yourself get pulled into the experience. Skeptics need not apply.

Don't see it if you want straight theatre. This isn't a play - it's a performance that involves audience participation and possibly personal revelations.

70
Work in progress, Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing
April 27th, 2017

See it if you're a fan of the book series and rock musicals. The lead is a delight and it all carries a certain charm.

Don't see it if you're looking for a fully-fleshed out musical. The songs need work, the book moves too quickly, even though the first act is too slow.

Also It's an ambitious attempt to cram a lot of information into a show tha... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great staging
April 7th, 2017

See it if a powerful, moving play about love, art, and humanity. Timely then and now.

Don't see it if you're looking for an easy night of theatre. The timeline is somewhat complex, but worth it.

85
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Silly
April 2nd, 2017

See it if you're in the mood for precisely staged pratfalls executed by a skilled troupe who really seem to give it their all for a laugh or ten.

Don't see it if crass, "crude" physical humor isn't your cup of tea.

Also There's really no "story" here. It's simply a show about a show that g... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Great staging, Disappointing music
March 27th, 2017

See it if you're a fan of Andy Karl, who really shines in the role, or are curious about how to stage a musical about a recurring day without boredom.

Don't see it if you want the music to stand out. Regrettably, ironically, found the score forgettable. The 11 o'clock number was mis-staged and lost impact.

70
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Disappointing, Cliched
November 30th, 2016

See it if you're really into a capella and NYC specific humor. The conceit of an all a capella show is intriguing and at times is sharply drawn.

Don't see it if you want a deeper examination into what makes New Yorkers New Yorkers, or what makes people people. Pushes too close to cliche over insight.

90
During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Delightful, Great staging, Refreshing, Original, Great music
November 26th, 2016

See it if you want an original musical that delivers. The set is creepy, the story solid, the music is great. & get a kick out of the fortune teller.

Don't see it if you don't like pastiche musicals. The score covers a wide range of styles, each befitting the character singing.

Also The premise may seem dark, but the book has more hope than a lot of sh... Read more Read less

79
For a previous production
Great singing, Great music, Quirky, Slow, Resonant
November 20th, 2016

See it if you're okay with a slow, quiet musicals that tell small, intimate moments rather that big stories. Yazbek's score is, at times, great.

Don't see it if you're looking for a huge show, or want standard broadway musical numbers.

Also There is great potential here, but the staging still needs work. There... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Fun, Great score
November 11th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of Alan Menken's delightful scores and you're in the mood for a solid, classic musical about family and love. And the Bronx.

Don't see it if you're looking for something outside the box. This show follows the beats of a class musical, but the music is catchy.

80
During previews
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant
October 10th, 2016

See it if you're interested in a light examination of the baby-boomer generation and their relationships with their teenage and adult children.

Don't see it if you think this is going to be able the Beatles, or if you don't like shows that flashforward through time.

79
Great singing, Entertaining, Disappointing
September 15th, 2016

See it if you're interested in one of the pioneers and major influencers of rock and roll, and the incredible vocals by two amazing women.

Don't see it if you're turned off by gospel music in the theatre, or if you're looking for a show to really dig deep into the lives of the characters.

85
Original, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Actor dependent
August 30th, 2016

See it if you're willing to have you expectations challenged by material that hints at surprising depth and profoundness amidst the absurd.

Don't see it if you're looking for a straightforward play. This isn't it. It's darker than you expect and it creeps up on you. See it w/ an actor you love.

85
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Still got it, Great singing
August 9th, 2016

See it if You know what Chicago is, you know what it's about, and you know you're getting a great couple hours of musical theatre.

Don't see it if you're looking for something "different" in musical theatre. Chicago hits all the standard notes of a Broadway show, but well.

79
Quirky, Entertaining, Great score
August 1st, 2016

See it if you want to experience a rarely seen Alan Menken-Howard Ashman collaboration.

Don't see it if you're looking for an antogonist with motivations deeper than pure greed.

79
Held Momentarily
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining
July 1st, 2016

See it if you're a fan of NYC specific shows aimed towards the 20-30something crowd, or have ever gotten stuck on a train and hated every moment of it

Don't see it if you're not okay with occasional moment of purely outrageous physical comedy, like someone giving birth on stage.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fun, Great singing
June 28th, 2016

See it if you love history told with humor and a side order of a barbershop quartet and a dash of alcohol. Plus this charming show is in a speakeasy.

Don't see it if you're looking a huge, big budget production, or hate getting served alcohol during a performance.

93
Entertaining, Refreshing, Ambitious, Long, Great singing
June 17th, 2016

See it if you can get tickets. For all the hype, Hamilton is still a big, vibrant, unique musical that stands out for the right reasons.

Don't see it if you need theatre to be historically accurate. It's on the longer side, and some of the choreography was distracting instead of engaging.

95
For a previous production
Small Mouth Sounds
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Resonant, Refreshing
May 14th, 2016

See it if you like unique and profound theatre experiences. The closeness to the actors and the silence is singularly moving and compelling.

Don't see it if you want the standard theatre fare. Don't be shocked when there's no dialogue. That's the point.

89
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining
May 14th, 2016

See it if you want to see a charming, empathic, non-love story in a very modern, current setting.

Don't see it if you find the search for love annoying, or are looking for a straightforward romance.

65
ToasT (Public Theater)
East Village
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Profound, Cluttered
May 14th, 2016

See it if you like intriguing characters and a setting that is still very much unexplored - prison culture, specifically African American.

Don't see it if you're looking for straight dialogue. The show needed condensing and a more focused approach to a fascinating subject.

65
First Daughter Suite
East Village
Great acting, Disappointing, Great singing
May 14th, 2016

See it if the lives of the women behind the presidents intrigue you, or if you're a LaChiusa fan.

Don't see it if you're expecting an in-depth look into those lives. Though the book and score are lacking, the actresses are delightful.

80
Hand to God
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Edgy, Quirky
May 14th, 2016

See it if you're into raunchy puppets and absurd situations.

Don't see it if you're not willing to follow the conceit of a puppet that may or may not be possessed.

75
A Delicate Ship
Midtown W
Indulgent, Great acting, Uneven
May 14th, 2016

See it if complicated and complex interpersonal relationships do it for you, or if the lives and loves of millenials are intriguing.

Don't see it if you're easily annoyed by personality quirks that become heightened over the length of a play.

80
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky, Uneven
May 13th, 2016

See it if like non traditional storytelling, intermingled timelines, and are curious about Edward Gorey.

Don't see it if you dislike any of those things, or are looking for something far more indepth about his life and work.

77
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Uneven, Poignant, Resonant, Great staging
May 3rd, 2016

See it if you want to see a delightful Broadway debut of a young talent and are looking for something family-friendly with a good message about life.

Don't see it if you're looking for a killer score. The lyrics are often clever, but the score fails to live up.

90
For a previous production
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing
April 29th, 2016

See it if you're down for a spiritual sequel to AVPM.

Don't see it if you know nothing about Harry Potter or hate parodies.

70
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Character study
April 24th, 2016

See it if you're a fan of British sensibilities, poignancy, and humor. The performances are the highlight.

Don't see it if you struggle to understand accents or are looking for a clear and specific ending. The show is character study foremost.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Great music
April 13th, 2016

See it if your'e looking for for something original and little profound, with a great score to boot.

Don't see it if you don't like loud music, or just want your standard Broadway fare.

79
Great staging, Dated, Insipid, Funny, Banal
April 10th, 2016

See it if The set looks great and the cast clearly is having a wonderful time together. Leslie Kritzer gives it her all.

Don't see it if The show is thin and dated, and over-directed.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky
April 10th, 2016

See it if At this point everyone knows what Avenue Q is about, but that doesn't diminish its enjoyment.

Don't see it if If you hate the conceit of puppetry this is going to annoy you greatly.

85
Barbecue
East Village
Clever, Funny, Indulgent, Original
April 10th, 2016

See it if Robert O'Hara knows his stuff. The multiple "reveals" only disappoint slightly in the end, but are still thought-provoking about race.

Don't see it if Can be considered underwhelming if you're expecting something clear-cut.

60
Disappointing, Great acting, Great staging, Labored, Absurd
April 10th, 2016

See it if You want to see a less-than-amazing modernization of Shakespeare.

Don't see it if Expected there to be more music in the vein of American Idiot.

90
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Must see
April 8th, 2016

See it if it's a good time with drinks and Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you take yourself too seriously.

88
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Quirky, Refreshing
April 8th, 2016

See it if you wanted to see a stripped down origin story of the Tin Man. With puppets.

Don't see it if you're looking for standard Broadway fare.

85
Delightful, Funny, Cliched
April 8th, 2016

See it if it's a very classic Broadway musical. Hits all the key notes, so to speak.

Don't see it if you're looking for something "new."

95
Intelligent, Moving, Quirky
April 8th, 2016

See it if you have a family you wish you understood better.

Don't see it if you're bigoted.