Emily181

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  New to NY and to Broadway, but I'm hooked!
Reviews (41)
83
Masterful, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in Irish history and would like to see a period drama that attempts to be true to the source material

Don't see it if You get bored easily or will have trouble paying close enough attention to decipher the accents.

Also Interesting play done well. The first act moves a bit slowly, but the ... Read more Read less

65
God Shows Up
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You'd like to see some of the more hypocritical aspects of modern religion pointed out

Don't see it if You like televangelism or have high expectations for a big show

85
Great acting, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see Michael C. Hall deliver a difficult performance in a masterful way. Thought provoking and entertaining.

Don't see it if You need a linear plot, or a plot at all.

95
Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to see Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano deliver powerful performances, and enjoy humor on the darker side.

Don't see it if You want an upbeat story that coddles you all the way to a happy ending.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Indulgent, Enchanting

See it if You love HP and are fairly familiar with the source material. Those who seek this show out most likely won't be disappointed.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan or are expecting something too transcendent- it's an off-broadway satire of a children's book about magic

83
Funny, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are interested in different manifestations of white privilege, father-son relationships, or grew up with siblings.

Don't see it if You want a gift wrapped ending that solves the world's problems, or if you don't enjoy a little silly humor here or there.

83
Funny, Edgy, Silly

See it if You enjoy silly satire and skits.

Don't see it if You love Trump and don't enjoy SNL

72
Travesties
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Confusing, Excruciating

See it if If you enjoy word play and the very specific historical context of 1917 Switzerland.

Don't see it if You don't already have a working knowledge of the historical characters portrayed, have trouble deciphering accents, or require a plot.

93
Beautiful music, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want to hear a beautiful score in a unique show that explores deeper themes than most.

Don't see it if You want a classic musical style that is light and fluffy and has an ending tied up in a bow.

90
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You like well acted plays and are interested in deaf culture.

Don't see it if You need a lot of excitement or stage effects to stay entertained.

Also Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff really put their heart into this sho... Read more Read less

97
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You want to see what all the well-deserved fuss is about.

Don't see it if You don't want a different perspective on the classic story

Also Singing is out of this world and the plot is uplifting without being c... Read more Read less

100
Rent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You want to see an original, profound story with themes that resonate.

Don't see it if You are offended by diversity.

Also My favorite show of all time, it checks every box thats worth checking... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want a new interpretation of a classic story, updated for a modern audience.

Don't see it if You are offended by the source material and how it might relate to the current political climate.

Also Great modern adaptation that seamlessly merges old with new without se... Read more Read less

85
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought provoking shows.

Don't see it if You need a fast-paced, upbeat musical number

85
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want to see a new take on an old story with great actors.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy themes or nudity.

85
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You like shakespeare, or drunk people. Or watching shakespeare drunk.

Don't see it if You don't think drinking makes people, or shakespeare, more entertaining.

90
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Great acting

See it if You love Roald Dahl and the tone of his stories, and appreciate the talent of Christian Borle.

Don't see it if You don't like a little dark mixed in with your light. It's funny, but with an edge.

85
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Romantic

See it if You like romantic musicals with great singing and stage production

Don't see it if You like shows that keep it light and fluffy

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You love the movie and want to see it brought to life

Don't see it if You expect the the show to be different than the movie.

Also The talent on stage was very impressive, and it gave the same feel-goo... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like the storyline from the movie

Don't see it if You expect a profound message you haven't seen before

Also The show was entertaining but had ambitions to be more than just that,... Read more Read less

80
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Entertaining, Relevant, Cliched, Indulgent, Funny

See it if You like "House of Cards," Uma Thurman, and dislike the current administration

Don't see it if You want a musical, need a deep plot, or love Trump.

87
Entertaining, Clever, Great writing

See it if You enjoy the movie, Tina Fey's writing, or musicals with a good message.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie, or are looking for a different take on the movie

65
Epic, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You really love Christmas and want to bring your kids to something special, or want to see an iconic NYC show.

Don't see it if You want something at all original, deep, or subtle.

85
Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if Good adaptation. Well acted and willing to lay some questions at the Atticus Finch altar.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories that shed light on this country's shadows.

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You love the music.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy raunchy musicals about murderesses.

Also John O'Hurley was great as Billy Flynn. However, the production felt a... Read more Read less

85
Great staging, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare in the Park and this story in particular.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Shakespeare, LGBTQ themes, or happy endings.

Also As always, Shakespeare's themes remain relevant and the Public Theater... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Edgy, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You want an intense immersive experience dealing with heavy topics. It's funny and entertaining, and the actors are talented.

Don't see it if You don't want to be near the action or are easily offended or triggered. You may be yelled at, teased, or inundated with fake bodily fluid.

95
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want to see a fun, unpretentious show and laugh a lot!

Don't see it if You want something deep or heavy handed. It's silly, but not trite.

80
Entertaining, Dated, Funny

See it if If you enjoy revivals of classic musicals with upbeat songs, and are a Bernadette Peters fan.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy cliches or old timey comedies

87
Great staging, Cute, Light

See it if You like the movie and want to see it all again, exactly, or you have kids that do

Don't see it if You are expecting a different take or anything too deep

90
Funny, Entertaining, Light

See it if You like Jimmy Buffet music, light-hearted musicals, and are looking for a fun night out.

Don't see it if You need something deep.

Also I didn't have high expectations going in, but I was delightfully surpr... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Great acting, Hilarious, Thought-provoking

See it if You like plays that bring up ethical dilemmas without black and white answers. Acting was wonderful, each had terrific timing.

Don't see it if You want a musical or great stage effects.

65
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Entertaining, Romantic, Delightful

See it if You want to see a broadway show in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You want a lot of production value

Also I saw this show from the front row in an almost empty room. With that ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like period pieces with great acting and costumes

Don't see it if You need a musical or something fast paced to stay entertained.

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a new interpretation of the classic story.

Don't see it if You are loyal to the source material and don't enjoy intense scenes meant to make the audience uncomfortable.

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Overrated

See it if You and your kids love the movie and want to experience the story in a different medium.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show a least partly aimed at children, and expect something profound or new from the broadway version of the story.

Also The show was enjoyable and certainly had a higher budget than most. Ho... Read more Read less

60
Quirky, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if You like interactive shows and want to learn more about the history of alcohol.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy being surrounded by the show. The room is small and you are making eye contact with the performers a large part of the time

95
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Relevant, Quirky

See it if You want to see a well acted, funny show that deals with women's issues.

Don't see it if You want something heavy and dramatic rather than cute and funny

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like seeing musicals with talented singers and dancers on stage

Don't see it if You're offended by men dressing fabulously

90
Great acting, Great singing, Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like great music and a positive message

Don't see it if You need a musical to be light and upbeat throughout

95
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Romantic, Slow

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway show with a lot of production value and talent on stage

Don't see it if You don't like opera or romance and have a short attention span.

Also Out of the 16 broadway shows I've seen this year, this was one of my t... Read more Read less