Emily

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (52)
80
Butt Kapinski
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting

See it if if you want a unique experience, you like audience participation, you're looking for a laugh

Don't see it if you need a lot of bells and whistles, you don't have the patience for watching people try to be in the show

70
Grace is Good
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to support new works, you're interested in the gray space of the #MeToo movement, you enjoy vibrant supporting characters

Don't see it if You want a succinct, polished script, you're not interested in contemporary issues, you need a production with lots of bells and whistles

76
Funny, Great writing

See it if you like creatively written and staged shows, you are looking for for a laugh

Don't see it if you are easily offended by off-color jokes or language, you need a big, highly produced show.

85
Delightful, Clever, Romantic, Quirky

See it if you want to see truly excellent acting by the lead, you like "39 Steps"-style physical comedy, you enjoy a lighter musical with heart

Don't see it if you only like intense drama, you are looking for something more thought-provoking than a fun night at the theater

78
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like a show with strong acting, you enjoyed the source material, you like sequels

Don't see it if you need amazingly original dialogue, you do not like the idea of updating the outcome of a classic play

75
During previews
Clever, Quirky, Fun

See it if you are with a young adult, you are a fan of self-aware musicals that include winks to the audience, you like catchy and contemporary music

Don't see it if You want something dramatic, you are not interested in a show designed to include a younger audience, you don't like magic and mythology

65
Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are a big fan of C.S. Lewis, or of exploring theology and how people grapple with faith over time

Don't see it if you need a zippy show with a lot of plot or humor

75
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are a LaBute fan, you want to see great performances in three different works, you are intrigued by a fresh take on a power struggle

Don't see it if You don't like one act plays, you're looking for a light evening at the theatre

78
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you liked mixed musical styles, you are looking for a unique theatrical experience with solid acting and interesting themes

Don't see it if you like shorter musicals, you prefer the classics to something more interpretive

78
Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if you like Ibsen, you're interested in women defying gender stereotypes in a period setting, you appreciate a well done show on a budget

Don't see it if you need lots of flashy production value, you are expecting a romantic comedy

75
Clever, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like The Sound of Music, period shows about the struggle between social norms and personal desire with a good bit of humor

Don't see it if You need a lot of original humor, you want very polished dialogue

75
ZAMBONI (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you are not offended by morally questionable behavior, you like dark comedy, you like shows based around a few characters and their world

Don't see it if you need a show with a ton of plot movement, you're uncomfortable with material that explores taboo sexual desires

66
No Exit
Soho/Tribeca
Intense, Great writing

See it if you love the play, you are open to creative staging

Don't see it if you are in the mood for something quick, light, and fluffy, or very true to script (there are some iffy directing choices)

68
During previews
The Layover
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like film noir, you are a fan of 2ST productions, you're in the mood for something interesting with solid acting

Don't see it if You need lots of super clear plot advancement, you can't deal with a cliche here or there, you're upset by adultery

70
Raunchy, Quirky, Funny

See it if you like Shakespeare, romantic comedies, shows with gender-blind casting, you want to see some good acting

Don't see it if zaniness or mild temper tantrums will annoy you, the metaphors need to make sense perfectly

68
The Crucible
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you are really in love with the play, you didn't get your hopes up too much after "View"

Don't see it if you care about specificity in productions--the lack thereof ruins this show

68
During previews
Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you liked Hand to God, you like quirky comedy and some really solid acting

Don't see it if you are offended by profanity or sex scenes, you want to see a fully developed play (at times this feels like a real work-in-progress)

64
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Cliched

See it if you like dance musicals and jazz, are a fan of the actors

Don't see it if You hated cliched endings, you don't like long shows

94
Absorbing, Clever, Original, Profound

See it if You like poignancy, you are a fan of contemporary music and themes, you're looking for a beautiful and complex show

Don't see it if you weren't a fan of Next to Normal, you don't like memory plays

74
During previews
The Changeling
West Village
Great acting

See it if you like interesting production value and really good acting, you're a fan of Shakespeare, you're intrigued by dark fairy tales

Don't see it if You are squeamish, you need a lot of action, you can't follow a play written in Shakespearean language

92
Great staging, Relevant, Riveting, Intense

See it if you like really intense and immersive experiences, you can get seats onstage, you're a sucker for a Greek tragedy

Don't see it if you don't like Miller, need a happy ending

76
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you dig interesting production design, you like French impressionism, you're a period film buff

Don't see it if You don't like long plays, you need a happy ending

68
Rabbit Hole
Midtown W
Great writing, Intense, Relevant

See it if you appreciate solid production value, you like David Lindsay-Abaire, you are a sucker for tear-jerkers and amazing writing

Don't see it if you can't tolerate some poor casting choices and a lack of chemistry between the actors

72
The New Morality
Midtown W
Clever, Dated, Relevant

See it if you have a thing for ladies with Bernadette Peters hair, you dig good production design and period costumes, you like a battle of the sexes

Don't see it if You need a lot of action, you hate British accents and slightly pretentious folks, you have bad childhood memories of time spent on lakes

68
The Wild Party
Midtown W
Bad pacing

See it if you (like me) are a member of the cult of Lippa's Wild Party, you like edgy modern musicals

Don't see it if you don't like Sutton, you need a big number in act two

74
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like satire and are willing to explore America's complicated relationships with war, sex, and gender dynamics

Don't see it if you need something short and snappy, you like something super realistic, you don't want to get into the politics of feminism and gender

60
Mangled Beams
Midtown W
Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in American Indian culture and how it intersects with mainstream society, you want to support a niche company & new work

Don't see it if You need a fully polished play (this production lacks strong writing and direction)

88
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great staging, Must see

See it if you appreciate beautiful direction and design, thought-provoking story, and a look at the structure society places upon us

Don't see it if you are not comfortable seeing representations of the Holocaust, you only like upbeat comedies

50
The Itch
West Village
Indulgent, Cliched, Slow, Intense

See it if you can tolerate the "poor little rich boy" narrative, you like inventive use of video, you are looking for a short, new play

Don't see it if you want something fully polished, you need characters with clear motivation, you are upset by notions of incest

78
The View UpStairs
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you like fun, 70s inspired music, you are interested in LGBTQ issues, you like thoughtfully designed shows with strong performances

Don't see it if You are looking for the next RENT, you can't stand a little preaching on contemporary issues

70
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you like a dose of good, old-fashioned girl power, you are a LuPone or Ebersole fan, you have a soft spot for period costumes and music

Don't see it if you are not interested in something more for the performances than the show itself

58
Ambitious, Dated

See it if you like big, spectacular musicals; you are a fan of Les Mis; you like romances

Don't see it if it's hard for you to remove your 21st Century lens on sex and race issues; you like more intimate shows with deeper issues

80
DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA
East Village
Relevant, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You liked God of Carnage, you like shows that revolve around relationships and characters rather than plot, you appreciate beautiful design

Don't see it if you need a lot of plot-driven action, you're not interested in the struggles of young parents, you want a lot of flashy production

85
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like a well-produced play by a new playwright, you appreciate sports and an all-female dynamic, you want to see the "next big thing"

Don't see it if You want a show with adult themes, you want to see something with a strong plot

70
Funny, Slow, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Kroll/Mulaney, a comedy/theater nerd, you like sketch comedy, your taste tends to be a little absurdist, you want a laugh

Don't see it if you need something zippy (this show drags quite a bit in the second half)

60
Clever, Ambitious, Relevant, Intense, Slow

See it if you're a political junkie who is well-versed in the Bush years, you like audience participation, you like talky shows

Don't see it if you aren't interested in politics, you need something zippy with a lot of plot, you can't handle discussion of war crimes

65
Thought-provoking

See it if You like the play, you can put aside how archaic the social norms of the universe are, you like watching sexual/gender politics unfold

Don't see it if you need strong acting from the entire cast, you need high production value, you're bringing audiences that are not mature

64
Cats
Midtown W
Dated, Fluffy

See it if you don't need plot, you like dancing and a spectacle, you like ALW's other musicals, you have school-aged children with you

Don't see it if You like musicals that are good and have meaningful song lyrics, you have seen another production (this is not at all a "re-imagined" show)

70
During previews
Good
Chelsea
Quirky, Relevant

See it if You are a history buff, you like plays with creative staging, you're a fan of anti-heroes

Don't see it if you need something zippy in pace, you don't like serious subject matter

72
Relevant

See it if you like the show, you like family-centered dramas

Don't see it if you are only a fan of edgy musicals

80
A Doll's House
Brooklyn
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you liked Next to Normal, you are intrigued by gender issues, you want to see a very good production of a play you read in high school

Don't see it if you need something shorter, you don't like period pieces

70
During previews
Evening - 1910
West Village
Ambitious, Original, Quirky

See it if you like beautiful design, folk music, and non-linear storytelling

Don't see it if you need a well-polished show driven by strong plot

66
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like shows that are lighter, are a Wayne Brady fan, you're looking for a very happy ending and a fun time

Don't see it if you're looking for compelling music

68
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated, Quirky

See it if You don't feel guilty laughing at non-PC jokes, you want an approachable show, you miss the late 90s/early 2000s

Don't see it if You are with your kids or grandparents, you have not-so-fond memories of Sesame Street, you're over cliches

82
For a previous production
The Humans
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like naturalism and family drama, you dig a good ghost story

Don't see it if You need lots of plot to stay interested

70
Ambitious, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a sucker for pop-rock or coming of age musicals, you understand ASL, you are looking for a unique production

Don't see it if you're bringing your kids, you don't like disturbing or thought-provoking content

86
For a previous production
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Original, Profound

See it if you like contemporary musicals with contemporary themes, are a political junkie, like immersive experiences

Don't see it if You were born after 2001, you like big box musicals

75
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Intense

See it if you don't mind the conflict being all conflict, you like plays that are a little weird, you don't need a sugary sweet ending

Don't see it if you're tired, have a short attention span, you need a lot of rising and falling action to stay engaged

76
On The Town
Midtown W
Predictable, Romantic

See it if you like dance musicals or the classics

Don't see it if a long musical that ends predictably will bother you!

85
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Stunning

See it if you read the novel, you like creative production design, you appreciate a good bit of acting

Don't see it if you don't like the change of pacing between acts