Emi R

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Broadway and theater junkie. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (139)
60
Great singing, Slow, Fluffy, Ambitious
June 19th, 2022

See it if You’d like to hear some amazing signing and dancing. But very spotty.

Don't see it if You want a really solid plot. It felt lacking somehow and uneven. A pastiche that didn’t work well.

80
Clever, Slow, Great acting, Edgy, Ambitious
June 19th, 2022

See it if You love an unabridged and modernized version of Hamlet.

Don't see it if If you don’t like modern takes on Shakespeare.

Also Run time is long 3:45 with two intermission. First intermission isn’t ... Read more Read less

80
Slow, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious
April 18th, 2022

See it if Want to experience several years in the span of a few hours.

Don't see it if Don’t want to just be invested in one character for over and hour and a half

85
Black No More
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing
February 22nd, 2022

See it if Want an interesting and unusual take on race relations in America.

Don't see it if Don't like musicals and don't want to look at race relations in America from a new perspective.

95
Great singing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
February 22nd, 2022

See it if Love the story and want to see Hugh and Sutton together on stage. Shipoopi is just as fun as it's always been. Hugh/Sutton=amazing chemistry

Don't see it if Don't like musicals. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.

65
Slow, Intense, Great writing, Absorbing
February 22nd, 2022

See it if Want to see a story about being Jewish/Parisian through the generations and through one family. Like well-researched dramas.

Don't see it if Don't like long plays with intermissions or long monologues.

65
The Alchemist
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Fluffy, Funny
November 22nd, 2021

See it if You want to see a farce and have a quick laugh.

Don't see it if Don’t want a farce about con artists. Show is a bit slow

70
Great acting, Quirky, Great staging, Fluffy
November 20th, 2021

See it if You have liked work by James Lapine and want to see a terrific cast in action.

Don't see it if Aren’t ready for drug trips or peculiar stage antics. I honestly don’t know how to feel about this one.

70
Medicine
Brooklyn
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Confusing, Ambitious
November 20th, 2021

See it if You like the work of Enda Walsh and want to see a great cast. If you like movies like The Lobster this has a similar feel.

Don't see it if You don’t like intense plays that seem experimental. This feel like a critique on health system but it was done in an odd way.

75
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Clever
November 20th, 2021

See it if You like a funny plot about day-to-day experiences of ex cons.

Don't see it if Need an absolute ending or are looking for something groundbreaking.

65
During previews
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Slow, Funny, Entertaining
November 17th, 2021

See it if Want a family friendly show that mixes Sherlock Holmes with A Christmas Carol. You’re into Brit Panto.

Don't see it if You don’t like Sherlock Holmes or think A Christmas Carol is overdone. Need serious plays.

70
Funny, Resonant, Entertaining
November 9th, 2021

See it if Want to see an LGTBQ story about being true to yourself and growing up in a world that doesn’t understand you. You love Diana Ross.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see another coming of age story of a 13 year old boy.

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 9th, 2021

See it if Want to see a drama from the perspective of a black cast and want to learn how discrimination can impact someone’s actions.

Don't see it if You don’t like play within a play. Need big events to happen in a short period of time. This is a slow burn.

90
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
October 29th, 2021

See it if Want to learn more about the Lehman Corporation and want to see a though provoking drama.

Don't see it if Can’t sit still for 3 hours and 15 minutes. There are two intermissions but the show is longer.

85
Must see, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining
August 18th, 2021

See it if Love to see a new take on a Shakespeare classic. The cast was superb and the show was funny.

Don't see it if Don’t like Shakespeare or untraditional takes to plays.

77
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Funny
August 18th, 2021

See it if You want to laugh and reflect on Black Lives Matter and the experience of black men in the US.

Don't see it if Mind butt cheek (2x)

75
During previews
Drift
Midtown W
Slow, Great acting, Intense
March 9th, 2020

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.

75
During previews
72 Miles to Go...
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense
March 9th, 2020

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.

65
Fluffy, Slow, Excruciating
March 9th, 2020

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

80
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking
March 6th, 2020

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.

70
During previews
Modern, Great staging, Ambitious
February 18th, 2020

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.

65
During previews
Disjointed, Slow, Disappointing, Excruciating, Great singing
February 11th, 2020

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.

90
During previews
Profound, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting
February 9th, 2020

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

65
During previews
Great staging, Funny, Slow, Fluffy
February 2nd, 2020

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
Intense, Relevant, Enchanting, Absorbing
January 13th, 2020

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

80
Sing Street
East Village
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful
December 23rd, 2019

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
Funny, Dated, Ambitious
December 23rd, 2019

See it if Like old school comedies about mistaken identities

Don't see it if Are looking for anything modern

65
Slow, Fluffy, Funny
December 17th, 2019

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

90
Must see, Funny, Entertaining
November 22nd, 2019

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.

50
Slow, Excruciating, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing
November 1st, 2019

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.

85
Great writing, Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Absorbing
October 28th, 2019

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.

75
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful
October 28th, 2019

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.

70
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing
May 22nd, 2019

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.

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great writing, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing
May 22nd, 2019

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.

90
Great acting, Hilarious, Funny, Clever
May 22nd, 2019

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.

80
Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful
March 6th, 2019

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.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining
February 20th, 2019

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.

75
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
January 31st, 2019

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.

45
Slow, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing
January 16th, 2019

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

80
During previews
Awake
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing
January 14th, 2019

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.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Must see
January 13th, 2019

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.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing
December 5th, 2018

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.

65
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Fluffy
December 5th, 2018

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
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Slow
November 11th, 2018

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.

70
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting
November 10th, 2018

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.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Quirky
November 9th, 2018

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.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Funny, Great staging
September 10th, 2018

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.

70
Entertaining, Overrated, Slow
September 10th, 2018

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
Great acting, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated
August 23rd, 2018

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
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Slow
July 29th, 2018

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