Elaine Broadway Girl

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Reviews (81)
87
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Epic, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You love everything about the 80s including the hair, clothes and great rock power songs. Also this show has great singing and is funny!

Don't see it if You really hate everything about the 80s.

70
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Cliched, Romantic, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to support off Broadway and Playwrights Horizons in particular.

Don't see it if You want a great musical with amazing characters and songs that are truly memorable.

72
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Disappointing, Absorbing, Relevant, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You are interested in seeing pretty much a one woman show that showcases original music centered on life and death.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person type shows that feature a Milennial’s point of view. Also the show is somewhat edgy and slightly depressing.

88
A Soldier's Play
East Village
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a play that unfolds like a mystery that must be solved with twists and turns along the way.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with plays that deal with racism and that use of strong language.

68
Fluffy, Excruciating, Clever, Disappointing, Funny

See it if You like holiday themed plays. You'll definitely laugh somewhat as the 3 actors stumble through re-telling different holiday stories.

Don't see it if You prefer to watch a play that is not so "rough around the edges." Great concept, but this play may need more time to find its footing.

70
During previews
Confusing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You are interested in a somewhat complex one act play that makes you think about family relationships, getting older and death.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a slow moving play that is a bit complicated and somewhat of a downer.

81
Entertaining, Absorbing, Raunchy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the movie and especially if you love popular music. This show packs in a LOT of pop songs and is very entertaining.

Don't see it if You don't like over the top musicals that don't feature original music.

78
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Entertaining, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if You want to see a very edgy play about the challenges with relationships after a divorce.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable around nudity and sexual situations.

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Absorbing, Disappointing, Dated, Quirky, Funny

See it if You are a fan of the published work of Tennessee Williams AND you are a fan of Marisa Tomei who gives a strong performance.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Tennessee Williams, particularly his less than modern portrayal of female characters in his published work.

79
During previews
LOVER
Midtown W
Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Clever

See it if You are a fan of one person, one act plays that are thought provoking.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of hearing about a woman’s journey of self-discovery.

70
Edgy, Confusing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You are interested in a historical one act play with simple staging and strong acting focused on the African American struggle in America

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with themes focused on racism

70
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Intense, Great singing, Confusing

See it if You really love the music of Meatloaf which is very dramatic and over the top. Everyone is singing at the top of their lungs throughout!

Don't see it if You don't like the music of Meatloaf. Also stay away if you don't like super loud shows with a plot that isn't the easiest to follow.

85
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Susan Sarandon and edgy plays with strong character development.

Don't see it if You want to see a very happy ending. You may be disappointed.

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a great period play with strong acting that deals with serious issues around family and loyalty.

Don't see it if Serious plays with not so happy endings are not your cup of tea.

90
Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You love an ambitious musical featuring a modern take on a love story with unique casting, great singing and great staging.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional musicals that are not as complex in terms of storytelling.

80
During previews
Public Servant
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a one act play that gives you a glimpse into the somewhat challenging world of politics and it's impact on people/community.

Don't see it if Hot button political topics are not of interest to you.

90
Must see, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in a great play with great acting based on a social themes from the past that are relevant today.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable around strong language and themes around social injustice.

90
Great staging, Must see, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love great singing and dancing in a musical. The musical numbers with the actors playing the Temptations were amazing.

Don't see it if You are not interested in learning about the trials of a 60s musical group during a great time of civil unrest in America.

85
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You are interested in a different take on the Alice in Wonderland story and the lessons to be learned along the way as we grow up.

Don't see it if You want to see a true fairy-tale show for kids complete with a happy ending. This show has a much more serious tone and is for adults.

80
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Profound, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an intelligent play about the IRA where you can learn about the struggle between England & Ireland via the eyes of a family

Don't see it if You don't like long plays. Also there is some violence & spicy language which may be off-putting for some and inappropriate for kids.

72
Noura
Midtown W
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Intense

See it if You are fine with an intense one act play that is focused on very serious subject matter that is relevant today.

Don't see it if You are looking for a pick-me-up and major character development.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if Even if you aren’t a Harry Potter fan! It is such a great show with a great cast and great staging.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show in two parts. It can be expensive and in the end you’ll need to plan for 6 hours of theatre.

87
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Clever

See it if You are a fan of Cher or if you simply a fan of taking a fun musical trip down memory lane for a celebrity.

Don't see it if You don't like Cher.

88
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like a funny play with great acting that is focused on themes around love, family and self acceptance that are relevant today.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with LGBTQ issues and culture which are a key focus of this play.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you are ok with seeing amazing actors expertly read through their roles.

Don't see it if You expect amazing costumes and staging. This play is a work in progress.

70
Two Can Play
Midtown W
Dated, Confusing, Absorbing, Slow, Intense

See it if You are a fan of plays that focus on two central characters and the evolution of their relationship as time progresses.

Don't see it if You think you will struggle with understanding the unrest happening in Jamaica in the 70s OR the heavy accents of the main characters.

70
Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Slow, Dated

See it if You are a big fan of Bob Dylan's music. They do a great job of re-imagining his classic songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of fairly serious show that deals with race issues. Also if you are not a fan of Bob Dylan's music this is not for you.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a military play that is focused on solving a "who done it" mystery with great acting and simple staging.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing plays that focus on themes of racism that include strong language.

71
Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense

See it if You are a fan of Alanis Morrissette’s Grammy winning album Jagged Little Pill. You will enjoy how they bring the songs to life.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals that are a bit edgy like Dear Evan Hansen as this show explores issues around addiction, teen angst, and more.

75
During previews
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are like courtroom dramas and are interested in seeing a play that examines themes related to the #MeToo movement.

Don't see it if You are not interested in plays with somewhat graphic language and that feature a lot of legal courtroom jargon.

73
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Dated

See it if You are someone who has an interest in political history and how decisions made years ago can have an impact today.

Don't see it if You are not into politics and especially if you reject the idea of climate change.

78
During previews
Resonant, Great writing, Slow, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a very solid, serious play that with good writing that makes you think.

Don't see it if You are more interested in comedies as this play may not be for you.

71
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great singing, Slow, Romantic, Dated

See it if You are a fan of the film from the 90s and if you like musicals that are a bit old fashioned.

Don't see it if You are more interested in more modern musicals that move a bit more quickly. This musical was a bit slow.

66
The Exes
Midtown W
Cliched, Slow, Indulgent, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You are a supporter of small Off Broadway plays at Theater Row.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that truly moves you, makes sense, have strong characters that you can get behind. This play needs some re-work.

78
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Overrated, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You loved the movie Tootsie as you’ll appreciate this musical interpretation

Don't see it if Seeing a man singing and acting in drag isn’t your thing

74
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Disappointing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if You want to see a serious one act play that explores themes around how bad things that happen to us as children can impact our adult lives.

Don't see it if You are looking to see an upbeat play with a happy ending.

89
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a very funny show with a lot of amazing improvisational moments and audience participation about online dating.

Don't see it if a show that is pretty much all about online dating is not of interest to you.

79
Delightful, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if You enjoy a standard, classic, funny musical with great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical that is a bit more deep. This show is light and fluffy.

79
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You want to see a deconstructed and very interesting approach to Uncle Vanya with complex characters and even some audience participation.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Uncle Vanya and have no interest in seeing a different take on this play.

85
During previews
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Masterful, Edgy, Great staging, Clever, Funny

See it if You are interested in an extremely edgy, funny musical centered that examines themes around race, sexuality, love and self-acceptance.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable around LGBTQ themes.

75
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Resonant, Slow, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in simple one act play with very complex characters who are not necessarily sympathetic or heroic.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy ending. Also, this play leaves some questions unanswered which may be unsatisfying for some audiences.

76
During previews
Cliched, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You are a Star Wars fan. You'll appreciate the inside jokes especially how they explain Star Wars Episodes 1 - 3 which was well done!

Don't see it if You don't like Star Wars. This will be a waste of your time and it will be hard for you to comprehend many of the insider jokes.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Dated, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You are interested in seeing a very different approach to a classic musical in terms of casting and staging.

Don't see it if You are truly wedded to the original Oklahoma. You’ll be disappointed with this show.

78
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You love Laurie Metcalf and John Litgow who do a great job as Hillary and Bill Clinton. Also see it if you like politics.

Don't see it if You don't like politics and don't care about a show focused on a failed 2008 Presidential campaign.

70
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim.

Don't see it if You expect memorable songs, characters you truly love. It’s not the kind of musical that sticks with you.

70
During previews
Fluffy, Great singing, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You like Christmas music AND you were a big fan of Clay & Ruben from American Idol. This show is fun, a bit silly and it has good singing.

Don't see it if You are not aware of the Clay vs. Ruben rivalry/friendship and prefer a more serious show.

88
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like plays that deliver a powerful message which just happens to be very relevant in the LGBTQ community today.

Don't see it if Issues in the LGBTQ community are not of interest to you.

71
Apologia
Midtown W
Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You like Stockard Channing. She is a tour de force in this play.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy ending.

75
During previews
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Relevant

See it if You are interested in a new approach to learning about a key period in history with unconventional casting.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with lots of set design/changes.

67
The Beyonce
Midtown W
Intelligent, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You like a simple yet intelligent play. It’s a serious play but there are some very funny moments.

Don't see it if You expect to fall in love with the characters.