EJ

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  Actor. Try to see something at least once a week.
Reviews (35)
80
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if We loved the experience of seeing it closing week, and the show itself was beautiful, just not one of my favorites.

Don't see it if You don’t like a more immersive experience.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You love the movie, or Sara Bareilles, or funny, sweet stories.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of Sara Bareilles’ music.

78
Great acting, Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want to see some amazing performances in a smart, dark comedy.

Don't see it if You are expecting a full blown drama. This show is funny and odd, but ends on a more depressing note.

87
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Absorbing, Funny, Riveting

See it if You want to see some killer performances. Laurie Metcalf delivers one of my favorite performances of the season.

Don't see it if You don't like having to keep up with fast paced dialogue.

Also YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW A DOLL'S HOUSE TO LOVE THIS SHOW. You can walk... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You have a heart. I went in expecting to really like it, but was not expecting to have my ass handed to me. I was blown away. Ben Platt.

Don't see it if You can't do suicide themes.

78
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Funny

See it if You are familiar with the source material and want a more humorous approach, or if you have a dark, absurd sense of humor.

Don't see it if You don't like raunchy material, and are going into this expecting a perfect, polished production.

Also The show still has come kinks and throughline issues, but it is a tota... Read more Read less

95
Clever, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Must see

See it if You want to see incredible material performed by incredible artists, and connect with family dramas, that also have humor, wit, and quirk.

Don't see it if You prefer large, sweeping, melodic musicals. This show is intimate, nuanced, and deals with dysfunctional families.

Also Bill Finn is a genius, and James Lapine's direction serves this piece ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great tapping

See it if You want to see a movie musical come to life, and love tap dance.

Don't see it if You don't like fluffy, corny musicals.

Also While the actual show (book, plot, etc) is mediocre at best, a couple ... Read more Read less

71
Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Relevant, Boring

See it if I have such mixed feelings about this. Odd, and not that amusing. But, it's free, and a great chance to see some amazing women perform.

Don't see it if You find Shakespeare boring or confusing.

79
Great staging, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see some really incredible puppets, and a strong ensemble piece. The staging was highly effective.

Don't see it if You can't get past the leading man's pretentious vibe, especially @ top of show. No doubt they're creating art-but he makes sure you KNOW it

76
Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love JTF, and want to watch him bring his cleverness to the table, and turn a (kind of) boring script into some seriously funny moments.

Don't see it if You are highly critical of scripts, or want a super strong ending to the show.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You want to see the - in my opinion - best female actress of the year, hands down. Cynthia Erivo delivers the performance of a lifetime.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal staging or stripped down sets - I was a fan of both.

85
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to see some seriously talented and versatile performers have a blast onstage, which, in turn, you do as well.

Don't see it if You hate satirical humor and folk-like music.

69
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Fun, Bright

See it if You love the 80's pop sound, love drag queens, and want to go see a really fun show, without the depth and intensity that other shows offer.

Don't see it if You are looking for hard-hitting, masterful, deep material and direction. It's silly, bright, and fun.

90
Delightful, Clever, Hilarious, Refreshing, Original

See it if You want to have a night at the theatre where you are completely wrapped up in the show, and leave with a sore face from smiling so much.

Don't see it if You are looking for profound, edgy material.

90
Absorbing, Great writing, Intimate, Must see, Resonant

See it if You are into smaller, more intimate shows that pose questions of identity, family, and perceptions of our own past.

Don't see it if You want to leave the theatre feeling refreshed invigorated like you've just seen a big, happy musical.

93
Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You appreciate masterful storytelling and performances from the lead and supporting actors, as well as a set that blows you away.

Don't see it if You don't like sitting through a lengthy, classic musical.

99
Ambitious, Exquisite, Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love storytelling.

Don't see it if You're a dummy.

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a miniature recreation of Hal Prince’s most popular shows, done by a group ofcrwzy versatile performers.

Don't see it if You want to see anything OTHER than a very basic revue.

77
Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love a good farce.

Don't see it if You don't like older, heightened dialogue in comedies.

81
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if You want to see something fun, energetic, and incredibly witty.

Don't see it if You expect it to be completely like the movie.

98
During previews
Delightful, Must see, Incredible design, Funny, Exquisite

See it if You want to see one of the few "perfect musicals" (in my opinion), at its best. The design is unreal, the performances are stellar.

Don't see it if You don't like Hello, Dolly. Because this production is a straightforward, true to the original production of that show.

84
During previews
Delightful, Cliched, Resonant, Relevant, Superb ensemble

See it if You like heartwarming, smaller shows that place an emphasis on kindness and love shown to one another, without it being too cheesy.

Don't see it if You're tired of "story songs." Like, "here is a song about what happened to me" songs. And if you can't stand ANY kind of cheesiness.

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if Incredible performances, compelling story.

Don't see it if Family dramas make you squirm.

79
Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You love Chekhov's work. It is a solid rendition of the piece, and the supporting cast are the true stars of the show.

Don't see it if You find Chekhov boring. This production is a solid interpretation of the show and involves some stellar costumes and performances.

74
Great acting, Indulgent, Refreshing, Flawed, Sweet

See it if you don't want to have to think. I thoroughly enjoyed myself, despite some of the show's glaring flaws in book and concept. Carmen makes it.

Don't see it if You want something challenging, perfect, or thought-provoking. This show is simple, wholesome, and made a lot of middle aged people cry.

59
During previews
Disappointing, Great acting, Banal, Raunchy, Confusing

See it if Youre a fan of the cast. They really deliver, considering the show is a mess. All over the place, thematically. Tried to fit too much in.

Don't see it if "The greatest love story never told" is a 2 hour show that spans over the course of 30 years, yet I still felt like nothing happened.

75
Edgy, Intelligent, Clever, Quirky, Funny

See it if You are looking to familiarize yourself with the musical, and are looking for a raunchy, funny show after having a drink or two.

Don't see it if you have high expectations for what the show should be. I'd never seen the show, but wore out the cd, and found myself feeling a bit "meh."

81
Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Romantic, Slow

See it if You love romances and ballets. Also, some really beautiful performances, and STUNNING lights and choreography.

Don't see it if You don't like ballet, because that is the majority of the show.

79
During previews
Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You love strong performances. They kept my complete attention the entire time, and I was sitting in the nosebleeds.

Don't see it if You don't like to squirm in your seat. Some pretty intense descriptions of sex between a 40 year old and a 12 year old.

96
During previews
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You love "You've Got Mail," old school musical theatre at its best, and want a sweet love story and to leave the theatre feeling refreshed.

Don't see it if You don't like "You've Got Mail" and find old school musical theatre boring and dated.

96
Exquisite, Edgy, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if Just see it. It is one of the best revivals I've ever seen.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music.

91
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Riveting, Must see

See it if You just want to see one of the best plays to ever be performed on a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if You don't like loud noises.

71
Absorbing, Intense, Dark, Incredible set

See it if You love a good thriller, and want to see Laurie Metcalf deliver one hell of a performance.

Don't see it if You expect Bruce Willis to be anything more than mediocre.

49
During previews
Cliched, Indulgent, Slow, Quirky, Great set

See it if You are into youthful, contemporary dramas that end with a twist.

Don't see it if You are critical of writing and an over the top performance of one actor.