EmDee

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Love my city and love live performances of every kind, especially theatre and most especially musicals!
Reviews (130)
88
Riveting, Intense, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the book...it was faithful without being exact. I appreciated the comic book/superhero feel to staging and scene transitions.

Don't see it if You don't like Latin culture, can't understand at least some Spanish, or just don't like stories with intense scenes and passionate acting.

84
Resonant, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Audra McDonald or Michael Shannon and can appreciate an intense story set over one night.

Don't see it if you dislike character-focused plays, get bored easily, or hate nudity.

80
Proof of Love
West Village
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate one-person plays and enjoy romantic drama. Ms. Pressley did a great job!

Don't see it if you dislike plays with one actor, one set, and one act or stories involving infidelity.

81
During previews
Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you enjoyed the movie or can appreciate a comedy about death and loneliness.

Don't see it if you expect it to be exactly like the movie or if you dislike a little rude humor.

90
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you've enjoyed reading the book or watching the movie, if you love courtroom drama or family drama.

Don't see it if you don't like despicable characters or stories involving racial issues.

93
Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Heart-warming and interesting new perspective about how people were affected by the 9/11 attacks. Loved the story and the music.

Don't see it if You dislike stories involving tragic events or about community.

Also Being from New York, it's easy to focus on the tragedy of that day. Th... Read more Read less

79
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy intense family drama.

Don't see it if You dislike intense plays or stories involving mother issues.

81
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fun

See it if You enjoy Donna Summer's music, enjoy musicals based on a singers whole life, and can appreciate the evolution of someone's character.

Don't see it if You dislike dance music, dislike the disco era, or dislike anything religious in a show.

Also As much as I enjoyed the show, I wish the transitions between scenes w... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you can enjoy an amazing story of personal growth through adversity set to great music.

Don't see it if you dislike stories involving illness or the life of a person with cancer.

85
Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy science, rap, and especially if you like them combined...or if you were just curious about consciousness as a concept.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following science/scientific language or don't like rap.

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if you enjoy interesting stories told in an amazing way, can appreciate phenomenal acting, or enjoy relationship drama or just human drama.

Don't see it if you are intolerant, dislike stories involving the supernatural, or stories involving dysfunctional relationships.

Also I went into this show knowing next to nothing about the story or backg... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Intense, Relevant

See it if you are familiar with it's previous iterations, can appreciate relevant stories about the struggles of the disenfranchised, and know ASL.

Don't see it if you have a hard time focusing (most of the show is in sign language with supertitles) or if you are intolerant of people with disabilities.

85
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy poetry or speaking in verse, madcap comedies, or period settings/clothing.

Don't see it if you have a hard time with accents or following verse, are the kind of person who has a problem with anachronisms, or can't appreciate farce.

92
Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you can appreciate timely stories, intense subject matters, and difficult human interactions.

Don't see it if dislike stories centering on teenagers or technology, family drama, or stories involving suicide/suicidal thoughts.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you know the work, enjoy Eugene O'Neill, or large ensemble plays with intense acting.

Don't see it if you are impatient (it's a Long play), have trouble paying attention, or only want to see Denzel Washington (he's not onstage the whole play)

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intense, Great acting

See it if you enjoy stories set in the 17th century Spain (including language) and dramatic, romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you dislike strong female characters, period pieces/costumes, or poetic dialogue.

Also My Spanish is mostly conversational, so it took me a while to follow t... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you love Carole King's music, or just music from the 50s and 60s. Inspiring story told beautifully.

Don't see it if you dislike relationship drama or musicals set in the past.

86
Great singing, Emotional, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love drama, emotional musicals, love triangles, and amazing stage effects.

Don't see it if You dislike dramatic storylines, can't handle a little raunchiness (it starts in a brothel), or stories set during wartime.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you love family drama, history, latin culture, or one man shows with characters.

Don't see it if you hate history or learning something new from a show.

83
Turbulence
Soho/Tribeca
Funny, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy campy comedy, sci-fi parody, puns, and silly musicals.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate silly comedy and simple costumes/sets.

80
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intense, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you read the book or saw the movie, are not easily offended or shocked, don't mind extreme behavior.

Don't see it if you have a weak stomach, dislike intense acting, actors talking directly to the audience, or action taking place offstage.

84
Blind Spot
Gramercy
Absorbing, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate intense stories, military themes, and family drama.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to traumatic experiences/themes or dislike intense stories/performances.

Also It is entirely in Spanish and has minimalist but effective staging. Th... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy interesting, quirky stories or stories about women of color and untold histories.

Don't see it if you're very conservative or intolerant.

93
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Funny, Delightful

See it if you love musicals, cabaret style performances, or loved any previous iterations of it.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or stories about infidelity and criminals/murderers.

Also It was a lot funnier than I'd anticipated. Absolutely loved the cast a... Read more Read less

87
During previews
My Eyes Went Dark
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if you can appreciate stories of revenge and moral responsibility and intense stories told in interesting ways.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to representations of grief and rage, dislike plays where one actor plays multiple roles, or have a short attention span.

82
I Spy a Spy
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy musicals about NYC, immigrant stories, or can enjoy making fun of stereotypes.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor, dislike accents, or stories about immigrants and the "American dream."

Also The whole cast was talented, but Andrew Mayer and Emma Degerstedt blew... Read more Read less

77
Raunchy, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're a fan of Nathan Lane or Kristine Nielsen, enjoy silly gags, or can appreciate a layered story with lots of double-meanings.

Don't see it if you don't like rude humor, when characters talk at the audience, or fake blood.

80
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if you like the story of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, enjoy quick, clever dialogue, and appreciate simple and versatile staging.

Don't see it if you dislike one actor playing multiple roles, dislike UK accents, or if you're easily startled.

87
Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy teen comedies or stories about high school life.

Don't see it if you dislike teen angst or science fiction elements in your musicals.

83
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You are a fan of the movie, the story of the Russian royal family, or if you like stories about long lost family.

Don't see it if you dislike stories involving impersonation or family tragedies.

78
Delightful, Hilarious, Great singing, Nostalgic, Clever

See it if You love the movie or just anything from the 90s.

Don't see it if You dislike shows from movies or music from the 90s.

71
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy the King Kong story or an underdog story, like spectacle musicals, and can enjoy different genres of music.

Don't see it if If you dislike spectacles, cannot suspend disbelief for a show, or are not a fan of puppetry.

Also Best comparison I can come up with is a theme ride from an amusement p... Read more Read less

92
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you loved the movie or can enjoy a great teen comedy! Amazing cast!

Don't see it if You dislike stories centered on high school drama or characters with petty motives.

92
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you loved the movie or enjoy unlikely romances, fairytale stories, or fish out of water tales.

Don't see it if you dislike the movie, stories involving streetwalkers, and dislike one actors having multiples roles within the story.

Also Great adaptation! Loved the music and everyone performed amazingly wel... Read more Read less

89
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy hijinks, comedic westerns, or extremely likable characters.

Don't see it if dislike actors speaking in verse, don't appreciate schemes, or have a bad sense of humor.

73
Skintight
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Relevant

See it if you enjoy family drama, can appreciate different perspectives on aging and relationships, and enjoy characters who speak their mind.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate anything mentioned above, dislike stories involving divorce or mid-life crises, or are conservative/narrow-minded.

87
Great singing, Great dancing, Intense, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoyed the movie or other productions or if you can appreciate intense stories of love, loss, and consequences.

Don't see it if you dislike family drama or characters with stubborn personalities.

80
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy grand Disney productions, enjoyed the movie, and appreciate stories centered on love in all it's forms.

Don't see it if disliked the movie, cannot appreciate stories with magic or magical beings, or hate puppetry.

96
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Enchanting

See it if you love the Harry Potter franchise, enjoy large productions, or want to be engrossed in a great story with amazing effects and acting.

Don't see it if you dislike magic or fantastical stories/settings, dislike rebellious children stories, or family dramas.

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love the movie and appreciate the English language and accents. Great show and Lauren Ambrose did an amazing job!

Don't see it if you have a hard time with accents or dislike stories that center on older men and a significantly younger woman.

93
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy romantic comedies, turn of the century costumes, Bernadette Peters, or fun shows with songs you may recognize.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals.

88
A Brooklyn Boy
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy one man shows, stories set in Brooklyn, coming of age stories, and performance art.

Don't see it if You dislike simply staged one man shows, one person acting out different characters, or stories set in the inner city.

Also Amazing performance and a very talented artist.

75
Romantic Trapezoid
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like romantic comedies or relationship drama.

Don't see it if you dislike strong female leads or simple, straightforward stories...there are a couple of twists in the story.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you enjoyed the movie or Sara Bareilles' music. Definite fun time at the theatre.

Don't see it if you dislike Sara Bareilles' music, relationship drama, or pie.

Also The cast did an amazing job, but the stand-out were definitely Stephan... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy Michael Moore's other work, enjoy political comedy/commentary, and care about our current state of affairs.

Don't see it if you don't care about politics or the state of America today or dislike guest appearances.

87
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you appreciate family drama, teen angst/misplaced anger, and the hardships of single mothers.

Don't see it if you dislike relevant dramas or family based stories.

87
Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if you enjoy farce or period comedies (though you could probably change names and costumes and set this anywhere).

Don't see it if you dislike comedies set in the past or stories about corruption.

88
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoyed any of the previous iterations of the story, love musicals about family and self realization & can appreciate Dahl's weirdness.

Don't see it if you lack imagination or dislike quirky characters/situations.

Also The cast (especially Foust and Borle) did an amazing job. I thoroughly... Read more Read less

80
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy family drama, can appreciate humor in any situation (especially during sad or serious times), enjoy any of the featured actresses.

Don't see it if you dislike dark humor or are sensitive to stories featuring physical or mental illnesses.

88
Must see, Interesting, Delightful

See it if you're a lover of all things Broadway, but especially of musicals and the majority of the exhibit is dedicated to musicals.

Don't see it if you hate musicals or can't appreciate information and artifacts of past and present Broadway productions.