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Manhattan | 18-24 | Female
About:  Just a theatre nerd from the suburbs of Chicago who carefully planned where she wanted to go to college--as close to the Manhattan Theater District as possible. Instead of doing homework (or really anything else) I see shows, and because I go home for the summers, there's always a mad rush of seeing... Read more Read less
Reviews (105)
Preview kong
57
Slow, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a giant monkey puppet, or a bonus giant snake puppet

Don't see it if You want to see a good show. Literally was just in it for the monkey puppet; in that respect, i got what i expected/came for

Preview drunk shakespeare
83
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You just wanna have a hilariously good time, like Shakespeare but don’t wanna watch a three-hour production, you’re a fan of drinking

Don't see it if You want a traditional Shakespeare experience, a traditional theatre experience, or aren’t a fan of drinking or drunk people

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During previews
Slow, Romantic, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You like shows that are completely sung through, shows with small casts, shows that follow differing narratives/plot lines/sets of character

Don't see it if You dislike minimalistic sets, prefer flashy theatre, dislike interpersonal relationships as a show’s sole focus

Preview bandbacktogether
30
Foolish, Uninteresting, Boring, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if you're middle aged and long for your high school days, you don't want a high-stakes story

Don't see it if you want something quality that will hold your attention, you want something that consists of more than overplayed tropes and gags

Preview bmcfinal
83
Edgy, Quirky, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of the modern era of musicals and experimental theatre (not that this is necessarily experimental, but you need an open mind)

Don't see it if more modern-sounding music and subject material doesn't appeal to you, you don't have patience for the quirky and the bazaar

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Relevant, Dizzying, Funny, Slow, Raunchy

See it if you're a fan of idina, josh harmon's sometimes crude or painful writing appeals to you

Don't see it if LGBTQ themes aren't your thing, you dislike male close-but-not-quite-nudity, you want something that doesn't feel over-acted

Preview tbitb1
92
Great acting, Excruciating, Dated, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you need to see this phenomenal group of A-list actors, you're interested in gay-centric media from before the AIDS crisis

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ media from any period doesn't interest you, language that at one point was (and may still be) considered slurs strongly offend you

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76
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Intense, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like any of the cast members (they did a lovely job), you find complicated discussions of privilege interesting

Don't see it if you dislike muddled moral and world views, dislike shows that don't have a singular "right" point of view

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During previews
Insipid, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal

See it if you're an NY native who cares about the history of coney island and/or the aftereffects of superstorm sandy

Don't see it if bit-of-a-stretch parallels don't interest you, you want to watch something incredibly important or engaging

Preview angels
95
Profound, Great writing, Epic, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you love the actors, LGBT+ themes (it's a gay fantasia, friends), discussions of dirty politics and questionable morals

Don't see it if you're not ready to sit through seven hours of this truly incredible work of theatre (absolutely worth it, though)

Preview saintjoan
83
Excruciating, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to be blown away by the performances, are interested in the workings of The Church TM during these historically dark periods

Don't see it if you don't want to sit through a three-hour play; it doesn't feel like three hours almost ever, but three hours IS three hours.

Preview admissions large
82
Intense, Intelligent, Great writing, Excruciating, Confusing

See it if you've applied to college in the 21st century, discussions of privilege on all levels interests you

Don't see it if the intricacies of privilege don't interest you, you're not a fan of stories where the "correct" perspective isn't clear

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71
Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if you like any of the stars, contemplating the gray morality of power structures, patriarchal societies, and the criminal justice system

Don't see it if you wan't something that is tied up neatly with a bow, something incredibly engaging, and with clear people to root for or against.

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72
Slow, Intense, Excruciating, Dated, Ambitious

See it if you are a supporter of the deaf community and theatrical accessibility

Don't see it if you want something modern and flashy and very easy to follow

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84
During previews
Quirky, Great writing, Dizzying, Confusing, Clever

See it if you're a fan of James Joyce (and Ulysses), you're a literature enthusiast who loves to indulge in references

Don't see it if you dislike non-linear, at times jarring scenes, don't care for classic "revolutionary" literature from that time period--you'll miss a lot

Preview parisian woman
76
Sharp, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great writing

See it if you're interested in the lives and dynamics of politicians, more than politics in general

Don't see it if you can't stand anything having to do with politics or politicians

Preview spongebob
75
Great staging, Insipid, Quirky, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you love the tv show, you have small people in your life who would enjoy it, if you wanna go on a trip without the use of illegal substances

Don't see it if you're looking for a solid plot, you're not a fan of spectacles, you like it when scores and songs have some semblance of cohesion.

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Great staging, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Harry Potter or Harry Potter parodies, or if you've ever questioned why Hufflepuffs exist

Don't see it if You know absolutely nothing about Harry Potter, you hate joy

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83
Intense, Resonant, Excruciating, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of Cheryl Strayed or the book, you enjoy non-linear and non-plot-centric shows, you need a good public cry

Don't see it if you want a linear story and plot with an arch, you don't like being emotionally incapacitated in public

Preview pob
81
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you like musicals Hal Prince has had a hand in, enjoy music reviews, want to learn a bit about Hal Prince's Broadway history

Don't see it if you're looking for a real, coherent plot

Preview glassmenagerie
85
Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if you love Sally Field, Tennessee Williams, classic plays with minimalistic yet bold interpretations

Don't see it if Seeing an actor trying to function with a severe physical disability makes you uncomfortable, dated language bothers you

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78
Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Bette Midler be her charming self, you love classic musicals, and you want to see some impressive staging and costuming

Don't see it if You want something more modern, more clever, more thought-provoking, and less kitschy

Preview dear evan hansen1
95
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You want to see Ben Platt be absolutely amazing, you've ever felt alone and hopeless, high school was rough, you want a good cry

Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional musical, you're uncomfortable with discussion of suicide and mental health issues

Preview sunsetboulevard 2
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Excruciating, Edgy, Dizzying, Intense, Dated

See it if You love Glenn Close, are a fan of Andrew Lloyd Webber, enjoy incredibly glitzy and flashy costuming

Don't see it if You dislike Andrew Lloyd Webber, expect Glenn Close to be just as good as she was twenty years ago (though she's fantastic for her age)

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90
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You like twists on classic stories, any other incarnations of The Wizard of Oz, looking at things from the "villain"'s perspective

Don't see it if You want a more serious or mature show

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73
Intense, Excruciating, Edgy, Great acting, Confusing

See it if You’re a fan of the actors, you enjoy tense family dynamic and interactions

Don't see it if If you like shows about happy families, if you prefer comedy over explorations of pain and experience

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Dated, Indulgent, Great singing, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if You like musical reviews without any attempt at a plot, you’re a fan of popular music of that era, you want to see some really great singers

Don't see it if You want a more typical musical experience, you want a show with a plot and characters and more traditionally theatrical music

Preview pw1
84
Quirky, Romantic, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of Andy Karl, Samantha Barks, or Orfeh, you’re interested in musicals adapted from movies

Don't see it if You want something with a particularly strong script, you’re not a fan of rom-coms, you like more serious theatre

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83
Great singing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of the movie or any of the performers, you're interested in fairly well done musical adaptations of films

Don't see it if teen drama/rom-coms aren't your thing, you've never seen the movie, throwback lines from the movie that sometimes fall flat annoy you

Preview myfairlady
94
Resonant, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of musicals of the period, you want to see a well-done revival of a classic, you don't mind possibly hard to understand accents

Don't see it if garbled accents are difficult for you to understand, you want something flashier, you prefer gripping musicals over simply delightful ones

Preview utm1
79
Intense, Excruciating, Great acting, Funny, Banal

See it if stories about struggling with sickness and mortality appeal to you, you're a fan of jenn colella

Don't see it if the discussion of how we waste so much time and opportunity in our lives puts you off, existentialism doesn't appeal to you

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73
Raunchy, Quirky, Insipid, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you like the idea of a show that mixes music by the gogo's, shakespearean-esque language, and absurdism

Don't see it if you're looking for something particularly deep or something without a trace of kitchy-ness

Preview frozen final superjumbo
78
Banal, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you have a tiny human who was obsessed with the movie (be prepared to re-enter that world for the foreseeable future)

Don't see it if you hate the butchering of perfectly good entertainment with the addition of new songs because they have a time quota to fill (the worst TM)

Preview gnb1
83
During previews
Masterful, Intense, Excruciating, Great acting, Confusing

See it if you're a fan of Carey Mulligan, like one-woman shows, and are not averse to the discussion of pain and senseless tragedy

Don't see it if you don't care for the discussion of prolicide, senseless tragedy burdens you too much

Preview bandsvisit
87
Resonant, Romantic, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to watch a fun, quirky show with some truly beautiful and moving moments and music--different from other anti-musicals you've seen

Don't see it if you want an incredibly flashy show, shows without really significant events or plot points don't hold your interest

Preview rhc1
72
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if you like the classics, Jessie Mueller, Lindsay Mendez, or Joshua Henry

Don't see it if dated, somewhat dance-heavy musicals bore you, the downplaying/justification of spousal abuse bothers you

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During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Tin Can Bros (or their previous work as part of Starkid), you grew up watching any and all incarnations of Scooby Doo

Don't see it if you want a show with a high production value, you're not a fan of parodies (these are NOT the people for you. how did you even find this??)

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During previews
Flashy, Beautiful, Indulgent, Great singing, Epic

See it if you love the disco era, or learning about artists'/celebrities' lives

Don't see it if you're looking for an incredibly strong plot/acting show; you're not into flashy shows

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Insipid, Cliched, Dated, Banal, Overrated

See it if you like getting drunk on margaritas, you're of the generation that wears hawaiian shirts in the winter and is PROUD

Don't see it if you are too young/not of the inclination to drink, you like shows with a legitimate & decent plot, you can't stand truly senseless grandeur

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Vibrant, Quirky, Great staging, Dated, Delightful

See it if you like vibrant aesthetics and hearty music

Don't see it if you're looking for something modernly engaging, you don't like shows in the round

Preview faa1
70
During previews
Raunchy, Indulgent, Great acting, Dated, Confusing

See it if you enjoy Russian themes or topics in entertainment, you like small cast shows, you enjoy theatre in the round

Don't see it if Russian names all sound alike to you, you have no interest in historically-inspired dramas, male nudity upsets you

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During previews
Must see, Resonant, Great writing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you are latino and/or hispanic, are interested in learning about these groups, enjoy learning about history that is rarely taught in schools

Don't see it if you're a Trump supporter, a lover of Christopher Columbus, you're someone who tries to discredit non-white contributions to history

Preview chrms1
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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Quirky, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you like shows with LGBTQ+ themes, plays with smaller casts, a lot of dramatics

Don't see it if LGBTQ+ themes make you uncomfortable, you prefer more lighthearted shows

Preview 1984
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Intense, Excruciating, Edgy, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if you enjoy the book, you like dystopian futures, you can handle gore, torture, and the harsh disregard of human rights

Don't see it if you're prone to existential crises, gore and torture make you uncomfortable, if you haven't read the book (you'll be a little lost)

Preview miss saigon1
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Great singing, Slow, Overrated, Dated, Confusing

See it if you love this era of musicals, like Les Mis, or want to see Les Mis just with a different war

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the style of Les Mis

Preview anastasia1
90
Exquisite, Romantic, Great staging, Enchanting, Gorgeous

See it if You want something so aesthetically pleasing it'll bring you to tears, you can appreciate the nuances of a subdued musical

Don't see it if You want something flashy with really catchy music

Preview theassignment
77
Excruciating, Quirky, Intense, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to contemplate circumstance and redemption

Don't see it if You want something incredibly engaging

Preview charlie
75
Relevant, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if you adore Christian Borle, like shows that are kinda out there

Don't see it if you're a movie purist, dislike low-brow humor

Preview chicago1
78
Dated, Edgy, Indulgent, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if You like shows with darker plots and themes, seductively flashy aesthetics, jazzy Broadway numbers

Don't see it if You're not a fan of risqué characters and clothing, want something lighter

Preview if then
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Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Confusing

See it if You're a fan of Idina Mendel/Anthony Rapp, musicals that make you think, often find yourself wondering what paths your choices lead you down

Don't see it if You want a solidly-fantastic score (some songs were GREAT, others not so much), a fully-developed story/plot