Emi R

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Broadway and theater junkie. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (123)
75
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Intense

See it if Want a family drama set in the 1950s with unresolved issues.

Don't see it if Are looking for a show with a quick pace or a riveting story.

65
Fluffy, Slow, Excruciating

See it if You want a modern take on a classic and are looking for new songs.

Don't see it if Are a purist. Second act has been considerably changed.

Also Really couldn’t get into this one. Love the classic but felt this show... Read more Read less

70
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Modern, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You love the productions of Ivan Van Hove and are looking for a fresh modern take on a classic with a young cast.

Don't see it if Are a purist and need elaborate sets. Very modern take.

90
During previews
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Want to learn more about the Cambodian genocide and one particular story set to nostalgic music before its troubled era.

Don't see it if Don’t like stories about genocide or communism but highly recommended.

Also Someone on social media had recommended the show and I honestly had no... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Relevant, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to learn more about how a tiny Canadian town welcomed those flights grounded post 9/11

Don't see it if You are easily triggered by anything concerning 9/11

Also This show was uplifting and extremely interesting. I wouldn't say it i... Read more Read less

65
Funny, Dated, Ambitious

See it if Like old school comedies about mistaken identities

Don't see it if Are looking for anything modern

90
Must see, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like improv or freestyle rapping based on audience participation. Are you looking for a funny night? Then go.

Don't see it if You need plot or a story.

85
Great writing, Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You are looking for a play to make you think and conversation starter.

Don't see it if If you're uncomfortable with America's past. Beware some triggering scenes especially in the beginning and end of the play.

70
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to learn more about the birth of The Sun and the early days of Rupert Murdoch.

Don't see it if You get bored easily. The play jumps from time-to-time and some of the characters may seem abrasive.

90
Great acting, Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if Love the classic and wouldn't mind a modern take on it.

Don't see it if You want a 100% faithful adaptation to the movie.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Have seen the classic movie and are looking for a funny take on The Taming of the Shrew

Don't see it if Don't like Cole Porter or long shows. This however was a great revival.

45
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Want to see what the hype is about or like a regurgitation of the movie with bad acting and mediocre songs.

Don't see it if Want to be wowed.

Also Disappointed. I only watched it to see how it would be as remakes like... Read more Read less

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You are looking for an engaging drama set during the Irish troubles.

Don't see it if Highly recommended but if you aren't looking for a drama set during the Irish trouble you might want to check something else out.

65
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You want to see amazing puppetry mixed with new technology and great set design. The technical aspects are great.

Don't see it if Want a good story or music. The plot holes and the uneven pace are infuriating. I wasn’t sold and a technical marvel is not enough to save.

70
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if Want a play about a small group of "rebels" fighting for their beliefs and against war.

Don't see it if Don't want to see another piece about the Vietnam war.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny, Great staging

See it if You love Carole King and are looking to know more about her career.

Don't see it if Don’t like the music of Carole King or musicals like the Jersey boys.

65
Great acting, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if You love the original production or movie and are a big fan of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Are looking for a story of redemption/second chances.

Don't see it if Are expecting a fully flushed plot or likeabe characters. Want more than one beautiful song to pull you in.

Also I saw the movie Carousel years ago but had never seen a live productio... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great staging, Funny

See it if You like popular songs and an awarding winning cast. You want to hear some movie songs.

Don't see it if Want a movie replica. You will not get one.

Also Let me start by saying that the stage for this production is amazingly... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Disappointing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You have kiddos and are high. This is a sugar coated take on the classic.

Don't see it if If you love spongebob and are looking for a fun energetic musical.

Also I think this show has potential and the cast is superbly talented. I j... Read more Read less

90
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if You like hip hop, history, and a few good laughs. If you want an entertaining take on the contributions of Alexander Hamilton.

Don't see it if Don't like hip hop and are looking for a brief show.

Also My review is for the London production of Hamilton. The cast was super... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like Tom Stoppard or Tom Hollander and are looking for an intelligent laugh. Also, if you lean​ towards all things literary.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy humor that requires knowledge of popular authors, some European history, or British humor.

Also The first half was a bit longer than expected, I would say an hour or ... Read more Read less

65
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You love Jimmy Buffett and want to be laying on an island enjoying the breeze. You enjoy Mamma Mia or Across the Universe.

Don't see it if You are looking for an amazing musical. Talented cast but you have to really thoroughly enjoy Buffet to really enjoy this musical.

Also The show is good and enjoyable but nothing amazing if not monotone. I ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like your rock mixed with occasional classical music. You enjoy a live orchestra and an ensemble of singers.

Don't see it if Are expecting a masterful mixing of classic+rock as well as rockstar style singing. Are expecting a traditional Broadway musical.

Also The show is ambitious with what it's trying to do however the song sel... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You are looking for a story similar to the original mermaid, a fun and engaging musical with a 360 experience.

Don't see it if Don't like a poor woman getting the short end of the stick and sacrificing herself for love.

Also I wasn't really into seeing this and someone brought me to it and I wa... Read more Read less

90
Edgy, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Profound

See it if Are looking for a poignant show about belonging and what to know how a small little lie can change so much.

Don't see it if Must see but if you have an issue with suicide and teenage anxiety it may not be for you.

75
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see a story about immigration and DACA and how it impacts one family through the years.

Don't see it if Don’t want to see a story about immigration.

80
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Are looking for a poignant play about African American experiences during the war.

Don't see it if Are not a fan of war dramas or plays.

65
During previews
Disjointed, Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating, Great singing

See it if Love Bob Dylan music and don’t need a plot

Don't see it if Don’t like Bob Dylan and need a plot with closure. The show has several disjointed stories.

65
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Slow, Fluffy

See it if You liked the original movie and want to hear some Duncan Sheik music

Don't see it if Don’t like the music or Duncan Sheik

80
Sing Street
East Village
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the movie and want to relive a telling in theater format.

Don't see it if If you want 100% replica of the movie or amazing singing.

65
Slow, Fluffy, Funny

See it if You would really like to see Peter Dinklage on stage in a singing role. It is a musical (surprisingly).

Don't see it if Need more than a few pop-like songs and are looking for a play. Nothing groundbreaking is happening.

Also I walked in expecting a play. My mistake. Peter is a great actor and t... Read more Read less

50
Slow, Excruciating, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see great actors acting but don't need great writing.

Don't see it if You need story to be cohesive and need good writing.

75
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You like the writing of Tennessee Williams and Marisa Tomei.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy the writing of Tennessee Williams.

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love Miller's work and a great cast of actors.

Don't see it if Aren't a fan of period pieces or pieces that critique war.

80
Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You love the original movie and are looking for a new take for the stage that still remain true to the story. The set design is great.

Don't see it if Can't seem to let it go that this is a kid show. The use of staging and technology works really well.

75
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Enjoy seeing stories about Irish lives during it's fight for independence.

Don't see it if Don't enjoy Irish humor or not that familiar with history.

80
During previews
Awake
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing

See it if Are looking for short vignettes that speak about current issues including race, immigration, and gay rights.

Don't see it if You are looking for one concise story or one plot.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if Love the original story and want a new perspective on it. This sticks pretty close to classic with some choice edits.

Don't see it if Are not bothered by kids being portrayed by adult and the story being told from memory.

70
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Slow

See it if Want a good laugh and don't mind the long run time.

Don't see it if 1. Don't understand a Yorkshire accent. 2. Want a show with some substance. 3. Need a very deep plot.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if You'd like to see an experimental take of a classic musical. You enjoy smaller venues with a diverse cast and are not looking for A+ singing

Don't see it if You like your classic musicals unaltered.

70
Entertaining, Overrated, Slow

See it if You are looking for some great dancing numbers and a musical classic.

Don't see it if Are expecting some amazing singing. The music drowned the singers even though their voices were good.

65
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Slow

See it if You like Idina Menzel and want a play about complicated family relationships.

Don't see it if Don’t like spoiled or shallow characters

65
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like dramas that make you think

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for an hour or more without intermission

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite, Funny, Must see

See it if You are looking for something different. While this is considered a musical the singing is brief. There is gorgeous music playing, however.

Don't see it if If you are looking for fully belted songs or a standard musical.

Also I was pleasantly surprised about this musical. I know it is based on a... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a play that reveals what people with disabilities face in this world with actual deaf actors in the part.

Don't see it if Don't want a real drama and are bothered by subtitles on top of the screen. There is a lot of ASL.

90
Yerma
Upper E Side
Great acting, Ambitious, Must see, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to gasp for air and have chills. Are looking for a powerful and eye-opening​ theatre experience.

Don't see it if Aren't in the mood for a gut-wrenching drama and don't enjoy human suffering and someone unraveling. The play is 100 mins, no intermission.

Also I only went to the show to watch Billie Piper. I wasn't too familiar w... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Funny, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You love the classic musical and are familiar with the content. Lauren Ambrose has a good voice but was missing the stage presence.

Don't see it if You are looking for a new take of the musical. Felt exactly like the movie but I haven’t seen other adaptations.

Also I enjoyed the musical but that’s because my fair lady has some lovely ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Great writing

See it if Liked Heathers or Bring it on (musical) and want a modern take of a cult classic.

Don't see it if You love the movie. Story is modernized and a shell of its former self.

Also Disappointed. If you love the original movie you will be let down. Whi... Read more Read less

90
Swordplay
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining

See it if Go if you want to know how stage slaps, punches, hair pulling, and sword fighting is done. It's all about choreography​ and it's just fun.

Don't see it if Don't go if you don't want the "magic" of stage combat to be spoiled.

95
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You love the movie musical, Bernadette Peters, and a classic musical that can make you laugh out loud the whole time. Not to miss.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals.