ebetesh116

New York City | 18-24 | Female

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Reviews (123)
80
During previews
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you just want to have a fun energetic night with Beyonce level singing/dancing

Don't see it if you want substance and plot over glamour

78
During previews
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You like female empowerment stories from multiple perspectives.

Don't see it if You're expecting rage expressed in a less subtle way

55
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Raunchy, Confusing, Insipid

See it if You are a fan of the movie/book—otherwise the show is extremely confusing with difficult to understand Scottish accents

Don't see it if You are easily grossed out and want a better written show with fleshed out characters

80
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are familiar with the opera or story and don’t want a modern take

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy musicals and repetitive songs

82
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You are not triggered by school shootings (not graphic but may be too close to you emotionally)

Don't see it if you don't like stories told from children's perspective

93
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Indulgent, Epic, Ambitious

See it if Come on, you already know if you want to or are going to. The production elements are fantastic even if the script is weak

Don't see it if You can’t get tickets and/or didn’t like the series aka have no soul

87
During previews
Dark, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intense

See it if You’re a fan of women only plays with small casts and reflective writing

Don't see it if You like musicals or a lot of action

74
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy plays about serious topics

Don't see it if you don't like family dramas

75
Exquisite, Overrated, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you like old musicals, don't care for plots/good writing, love Bernadette Peters

Don't see it if you prefer modern interpretations of traditional works, aren't a fan of older musicals

75
Ambitious, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays about connection, "six degrees of separation"

Don't see it if you're over the anti-communist propaganda and roll your eyes at the writer's obvious love for capitalism and America

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like fresh directorial takes on old material, don't mind tragic endings

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals that serve as commentary for social issues such as classisim, colorism

72
During previews
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Funny

See it if you like or can laugh at the movie, like 90s pop songs/jukebox musicals

Don't see it if you want a serious, thought provoking piece of work

75
During previews
Hundred Days
East Village
Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You don't mind a concert with short scenes interspersed throughout

Don't see it if You want a set, costumes, acting etc

70
During previews
Muswell Hill
Midtown W
Ehh, Unoriginal, Ambitious

See it if You like ensemble casts and like similar shows with dinner parties and unexpected occurrences

Don't see it if You want something more subtle and well written. The playwright screams his political thoughts through a drunken character close to the end

Also I normally would be interested in a play that puts the wealthy in thei... Read more Read less

55
Illyria
East Village
Hypocritical, Elitist, Unsympathetic, Long

See it if You want a night out and get free tickets

Don't see it if You can recognize hypocrisy and unsympathetic characters who somehow think they’re good people when their actions very much prove otherwise

Also This show also should have ended twenty minutes earlier than it did. e... Read more Read less

63
During previews
Office Hour
East Village
Disappointing, Intense, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You want a simple perspective on gun violence with fakeout scenes solely intended to scare the audience

Don't see it if You think critically about solving gun violence problems and think plays should be more realistic when depicting events like these

80
KPOP
Midtown W
Entertaining, Exquisite, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like immersive theater and don't mind walking around, enjoy a commentary on the bridge between Asian and American cultures, like music

Don't see it if You like traditional theater, can't get tickets, like more serious musicals

83
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you like relatively light, immersive musicals/operettas, like ensemble heavy shows

Don't see it if you don't like whiskey. cannot emphasize this enough.

81
During previews
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are open minded, like Michael Urie, are a fan of the original

Don't see it if you don't like long plays, aren't interested in LGBT issues

78
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Human, Touching, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you enjoy feeling connected to others, like catharsis type theater and stories that speak to everyone. it was truly a healing play

Don't see it if you don't like the format, as there's only one "developed" character, want longer/traditional theater with a plot and resolution

47
Excruciating, Slow, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if You're a wealthy white liberal who thinks Hillary was robbed, fail to think critically about the 2016 election, want to watch standup comedy

Don't see it if You can't stand elitist Democrats that are blissfully unaware of the rest of the country.

Also Don't let curiosity tempt you! Avoid, avoid, avoid! No substance, humo... Read more Read less

74
Fierce & Deadly 1988
Lower E Side
Ambitious, Entertaining, Intense, Relevant, Clever

See it if You don't have a problem working in groups in an immersive experience of uncovering the events of a murder

Don't see it if You don't want to do any work. Just like relaxing and watching theater in front of you

87
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Refreshing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like serious family dramas with poignant moments and characters that are depicted extremely realistically

Don't see it if You make excuses for domestic violence/abusive fathers. You're a dated and simple minded conservative who thinks women belong in the home

Also Really not understanding why people are criticizing the first act as b... Read more Read less

77
If/Then
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Absorbing, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of idina, liked rent. You are interested in how minor choices affect our lives as a whole

Don't see it if You can't keep up with a musical telling two stories

73
Fun, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You can enjoy a silly show that touches on real topics

Don't see it if You want something that will stay with you

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You like immersive theater and accessible Shakespeare (and food)

Don't see it if You’re expecting a thought provoking production

79
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You like magic

Don't see it if You don’t

80
Red Hills
Financial
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if You’re interested in the white savior narrative/how Americans exploit developing countries’ tragedies for profit

Don't see it if You can’t handle intense theater, deals with heavy trauma

85
During previews
Beloved/Departed
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Enchanting, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You like immersive theater and mythological stories

Don't see it if You hate walking around, don’t like enclosed spaces, don’t like dancing/interpretive works

89
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Emotional, Important

See it if You have a soul

Don't see it if Untold stories don't interest you

75
During previews
Dizzying, Disappointing, Slow, Relevant, Overrated

See it if You love the play enough to watch mediocre actors drain the life out of it through stereotypical choices

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience for a slow 8 hour piece

92
During previews
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You recognize the need for student protests and the problems within these movements

Don't see it if You're a conservative who doesn't understand systemic oppression

76
During previews
Kings
East Village
Absorbing, Realistic, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You were not impressed by The Parisian Woman, you acknowledge the similarities between political parties

Don't see it if You don't like plays about politics

75
Clever, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you like challenges and have done escape rooms before

Don't see it if you're expecting anything other than an immersive escape room but with a few actors

81
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if You like Shakespearean/historical dramas (even though this is a new play)

Don't see it if Candlelight offends you

78
During previews
Absorbing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy condensed shakespeare and like accessible theater

Don't see it if you prefer traditional shakespeare/theater

71
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Cliched, Relevant

See it if You're a Democrat or a fan of any of the actors, prefer cliched political jokes over substance, can overlook bad writing

Don't see it if any of the above do not apply to you

93
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You can get tickets

Don't see it if You loved the original cast and expect their replacements to be as good

90
During previews
The Mad Ones
Midtown E
Exquisite, Great singing, Refreshing, Heartbreaking

See it if You enjoy coming of age musicals, like any of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's music, don't mind sad shows

Don't see it if you don't like simplicity, you want more maturity

68
During previews
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Slow

See it if You are a big fan of Katrina Lenk, John Cariani, Tony Shalhoub or Adam Kantor and/or liked the movie

Don't see it if You value key qualities like plot, themes, character development, action

Also Why was this so overhyped?? I haven't been this disappointed in a musi... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You think critically about capitalism and the wealth gap and like ensemble plays about issues facing American society

Don't see it if You don't like long and sometimes confusing plays about finance and rich people, want a fun night out

90
Ghost Quartet
East Village
Dark, Talented cast, Intense, Riveting

See it if you like weird, electronic but also simple music and lyrics but a very complex story told by a small cast

Don't see it if you like traditional theater, don't want to pay a lot of money for a small show

82
During previews
Oedipus El Rey
East Village
Intense, Original, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy non-traditional storytelling, like classic plays to have a contemporary take, like ensemble plays

Don't see it if you prefer traditional plays to remain that way

74
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Ambitious, Funny, Indulgent, Unusual

See it if you like illusions and marveling at how "magicians" perform tricks, you want an enjoyable hour and a half and hearing touching stories

Don't see it if you're expecting to be amazed. the hype was quite overrated and the show was good but not "the hamilton of off broadway"

83
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Absorbing, Masterful, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in seeing a great female cast bring life to a serious story about chronic illness and single motherhood

Don't see it if you want something lighthearted, longer, a musical

76
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're compassionate about illness & mental health. Want something more deep than cliched Dear Evan Hansen

Don't see it if You don't like long-ish plays about serious topics, want to leave the theater feeling happy

75
The Lombardi Case 1975
Lower E Side
Great acting, Raunchy, Clever, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if You want to solve a murder mystery! More escape the room type than theater but actors are really great and improvise well!

Don't see it if You don't like working with strangers as a team or would rather have the traditional theater experience.

86
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You enjoy a simple and beautiful production. It's super easy to follow the plot and the acting, costumes, set and tech are all incredible

Don't see it if You only like politically relevant Shakespeare, or thought provoking theater. You want something serious.

84
Cost of Living
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy very original plays with small casts that are funny, realistic, and emotional

Don't see it if You're not interested in thought provoking plays and prefer cliches

69
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Cliched, Slow, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You love the classics and don't mind the repetitive andrew lloyd webber tropes of an abusive relationship pretending to be love

Don't see it if You enjoy an original and well-directed piece that didn't rely on the show's fanbase and star power. Really slow and hard to sit through