Elaine Broadway Girl

Borough of Queens | Female

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Reviews (119)
82
Thought-provoking, Profound, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing
December 25th, 2022

See it if You are interested in stories that touch upon race, family and the struggle of underserved society.

Don't see it if You are not interested in plays focused on the struggle of underserved communities.

70
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Indulgent, Clever
December 24th, 2022

See it if You are interested in seeing a different take on the creation of the Declaration of Independence with an all female cast.

Don't see it if You are not a fan is historical musicals with a modern casting twist.

84
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever
December 20th, 2022

See it if You like musicals that use pop music to help tell the story similar to Moulin Rouge. Also see it for a different twist on Romeo & Juliet.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of musicals that use popular music and/or if you are not a fan of Shakespeare.

78
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Clever, Entertaining, Cliched
December 15th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” and Sherlock Holmes. It’s a nice mash-up!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of classic Sherlock Holmes or Christmas stories, which may seem old fashioned.

84
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
December 13th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of the African American experience in America and a fan of August Wilson plays with powerful performances by the lead actors.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of August Wilson or plays around the African American experience.

79
Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Clever
October 31st, 2022

See it if You like funny plays. You will laugh out loud as everything goes wrong during the course of this play.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of funny plays or spoofs.

80
During previews
Great writing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing
October 27th, 2022

See it if You like simple, straightforward musicals with flawed, but likeable characters; a good story; good singing; and good set design.

Don't see it if You want to see a more complex musical.

88
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Clever
October 9th, 2022

See it if You are a fan of the Netflix show Stranger Things. This musical is a well done parody/spoof of the show. It is hilarious!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the show “Stranger Things” and you are not into wacky comedic musicals.

79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing
October 5th, 2022

See it if You like stories that center on themes around family, race, & the struggle to find your place in society. It's a bit of a Greek tragedy.

Don't see it if You don't like serious plays centered around the plight of African American characters. There is also strong language.

78
Great staging, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious
September 16th, 2022

See it if You are interested in shows that focus on the Black and LGBTQ+ experience. This show is very relevant for the times we are living in.

Don't see it if You are not interested in shows that focus on the Black and LGBTQ+ experience. Also don't see it if you cannot handle strong language.

90
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
September 14th, 2022

See it if You love Sondheim and enjoy an exciting twist on the fairy tales we have grown up with.

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim and you are not into fairy tales.

88
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing
July 25th, 2022

See it if You want to see an intelligent, thought provoking play that examines how history is often rewritten to obscure atrocities in society.

Don't see it if Seeing a play that exposes atrocities in our society which never get talked about makes you feel uncomfortable.

69
Corsicana
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing
June 25th, 2022

See it if You are interesting in seeing a play about people in a small town dealing with pain and trying to figure out their place in the world.

Don't see it if You are not interested in plays that deal with serious themes that might make you uncomfortable.

78
Dreaming Zenzile
East Village
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Absorbing
June 24th, 2022

See it if You are interested in a show that will educate you about life in South Africa and the life of South African music legend Miriam Makeba.

Don't see it if Shows based on African history are not of interest to you.

73
Snow in Midsummer
East Village
Edgy, Riveting, Slow, Intense, Absorbing
June 13th, 2022

See it if You are interested murder mystery types of plays. This one is adapted from a classical Chinese drama, and it is very suspenseful.

Don't see it if You are not into plays that are centered around a murder mystery.

67
Banal, Great staging, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing
May 30th, 2022

See it if You like plays with amazing set design. I thought the sets were amazing.

Don't see it if You want to be able to truly understand what is happening in the show. I was very confused and I didn’t stick around for the third act.

86
POTUS
Midtown W
Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
May 30th, 2022

See it if You are into political satire. This hilarious show takes you “behind the crazy.” Every single member of the all female cast shines brightly.

Don't see it if You are not into shows that shine a light on the lunacy of politics today. If you take politics seriously, this show is NOT for you.

80
Relevant, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing
May 22nd, 2022

See it if You like plays that are serious, simple and with strong acting.

Don't see it if You want to see a play with a tidy, happy ending.

91
During previews
Great staging, Clever, Must see, Funny, Entertaining
April 7th, 2022

See it if You want to see a really great musical with singing and dancing. It's also quite funny!

Don't see it if You are more into musicals that are a bit modern and edgy. This is pretty loyal to the original storyline and it might seem somewhat dated.

75
During previews
Edgy, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You are interested in learning about the struggles and lives of Black women. This play is very thought provoking and relevant.

Don't see it if You are not interested in learning about the experiences of Black women some of which are very painful to hear about.

67
Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Disappointing
April 3rd, 2022

See it if You like an off Bdway show that seems very experimental. Some of the “guests” who spoke about their craft and religion were interesting also

Don't see it if You prefer a more polished play that is not experimental or organic in nature. I personally think this show needs to be workshopped.

86
During previews
Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
January 18th, 2022

See it if You are interested in a show that focuses on the struggle of African Americans in blue collar jobs trying to survive against all odds.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing a serious show that is focused on showcasing the struggle of African Americans.

72
During previews
Indulgent, Dated, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining
January 9th, 2022

See it if You are a major fan of The Jackson Five and Michael Jackson. The music and many of the dance sequences are amazing.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Jukebox musicals.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Clever, Cliched
January 3rd, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Stephen Sondheim. This show represents his signature type of musical. There are funny moments and sad moments throughout.

Don't see it if You are more interested in upbeat musicals with a happy ending.

90
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining
December 10th, 2021

See it if You want to see a show that provides some historical context about King Henry the 8th's six wives, but is essentially a great rock concert.

Don't see it if You are not into shows that are like a rock concert.

80
Fluffy, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful
December 10th, 2021

See it if You want a show that truly puts you in the mood for Christmas. This is a very family friendly show and the Rockettes are amazing to see!

Don't see it if You are not into family friendly Christmas shows.

84
Relevant, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
December 10th, 2021

See it if You want to see a one person show that is focused on a truly unique perspective around the COVID-19 pandemic and race/class in society.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a show that is so focused on COVID-19, race and/or class issues. This will not be the show for you.

75
Relevant, Intense, Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing
December 7th, 2021

See it if You are interested in a show that focuses on the dynamics of race in New York theater in the 1950s, which is still very relevant today.

Don't see it if you are not interested in shows that focus on race.

79
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing
November 19th, 2021

See it if You want a though-provoking musical that deals with relevant issues around race and class.

Don't see it if You are not into musicals that focus on a particular period (60s) of time and that may deal with unpleasant issues like race and class.

71
Quirky, Entertaining, Resonant, Cliched, Delightful
November 12th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of the British Royal Family as well as all the drama surrounding them. This is the show for you!

Don't see it if You are not interested in the British Royal Family or revisiting the drama around the bad marriage between Princess Diana and Price Charles.

79
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Slow, Intense, Profound, Masterful
October 25th, 2021

See it if You like one person, one act plays that focus on very serious subject. This was a truly profound play, but you may feel uncomfortable

Don't see it if You prefer plays that focus on less serious topics. You may find the subject matter disturbing here, so don’t go if you like lighter fare.

71
Confusing, Excruciating, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
October 22nd, 2021

See it if You like short, edgy plays with minimal staging.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of edgy plays that are no frills.

83
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great singing
October 14th, 2021

See it if You are a big fan of a no nonsense musical, great singing, Bob Fosse choreography and understated staging.

Don't see it if You prefer more over the top musicals with a lot of staging, costumes, etc.

79
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Delightful, Dated, Great singing, Entertaining
October 14th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons and jukebox musicals. This show highlights how the Four Seasons got started.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Franki Valli and the Four Seasons or jukebox musicals.

79
Funny, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining, Cliched
October 14th, 2021

See it if You are a big fan of Disney musicals. Also, the "Circle of Life" opening and closing scenes are breathtaking! This show is great for kids.

Don't see it if You are not a big fan of Disney musicals.

76
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful
October 14th, 2021

See it if You are excited to see how the animated movie is brought to life on Broadway by Disney. Great story. Great songs. Great for kids.

Don't see it if You are not a big fan of Disney musicals.

77
Clever, Cliched, Resonant, Funny, Entertaining
October 14th, 2021

See it if You like humorous plays; plays about family; and plays that are centered around the unique dynamics of the African American experience.

Don't see it if You don't like humorous plays.

90
Riveting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining
October 14th, 2021

See it if You love jukebox musicals, great dancing and Tina Turner.

Don't see it if You don't like strong language or abusive behavior as there are scenes that showcase how Tina Turner was abused by her husband Ike Turner.

87
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Epic, Great singing, Absorbing
March 11th, 2020

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
Two Can Play
Midtown W
Dated, Confusing, Absorbing, Slow, Intense
March 9th, 2020

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
During previews
Unknown Soldier
Midtown W
Cliched, Romantic, Dated, Disappointing, Slow
March 6th, 2020

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.

70
Resonant, Intense, Edgy, Slow, Dated
March 6th, 2020

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.

72
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Disappointing, Absorbing, Relevant, Indulgent, Great singing
February 10th, 2020

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
During previews
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting
January 13th, 2020

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.

88
A Soldier's Play
East Village
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing
January 12th, 2020

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.

71
Edgy, Absorbing, Ambitious, Disappointing, Intense
January 7th, 2020

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.

68
Fluffy, Excruciating, Clever, Disappointing, Funny
December 12th, 2019

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.

75
During previews
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Absorbing
December 1st, 2019

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.

70
During previews
Confusing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow
November 18th, 2019

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.

73
During previews
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Dated
November 17th, 2019

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.