Erica Klein

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (11)
85
During previews
Great singing, Script issues that shortchange leads, Entertaining, Romantic, Breakout role for samantha barks

See it if See it if you loved the movie, but are prepared for script issues that make the male lead seem kind of simple-minded for a business titan.

Don't see it if You insist on a memorable score or are uncomfortable with lopsided characterizations. Andy Karl was shortchanged by script, director + score

90
Enchanting, Resonant, Delightful, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You would enjoy a subtle musical and true cross-cultural exchange of emotion, dreams and sorrows, as well as a hauntingly beautiful score.

Don't see it if Nothing “traditionally showy” occurs in this musical; it’s a nuanced series of intertwined vignettes with no big song and dance numbers.

100
For a previous production
Refreshing, Intelligent, Entertaining, Highly informative

See it if You want to learn more about what it takes behind-the-scenes to get a passion project up on its feet.

Don't see it if You aren't either a current or future patron of "Come From Away"

100
Must see, Refreshing, Riveting, Uplifting and inspiring

See it if You are ready to experience the gentler side of one of history's darkest days through the quiet heroism of a generous-spirited Canadian town

Don't see it if You would be too torn up seeing any production that has a connection to 9/11, although this one skillfully blends tears with laughter.

95
During previews
Intelligent, Entertaining, Ambitious, Star casting

See it if You're interested in a fascinating, raw, inventively reimagined version of Othello where Iago (Daniel Craig) is clearly the lead character.

Don't see it if If you're put off by modern Shakespeare stagings. Or if you can't handle ultra-hard bench seats. No kidding: bring your own 2 pillows.

100
Refreshing, Original, Great writing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You are open-minded about the meld between contemporary musical styles like hip hop and traditional Broadway melodies. It's a masterpiece!

Don't see it if The idea of an all-lyrics, almost-no-dialogue production is too close to opera for you.

90
During previews
Magical special effects, Entertaining, Helps to be potter-knowledgeable, Overly preachy 2nd half, See both halves in one day

See it if Harry Potter and his friends make you swoon with nostalgia, and you long to return to Hogwarts for a total of 5 hours.

Don't see it if You don’t like an overdose of preachy moments about parenting and growing up. Lots are in store during the latter part of the 2nd half.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want to discover new ways to access the amazing theater, dance, music and performing arts collections of this city library treasure.

Don't see it if You don’t like bookish environments, although many other-than-current Broadway & Off Bdwy performances are available to view as recordings.

100
Great acting, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You want to see 1 of the most riveting acting performances of the past 10 years from Ben Platt and can appreciate the richly textured score.

Don't see it if You can't handle an overly anxious misfit as someone that you'll probably be rooting for from the very first moment of the production.

98
During previews
Hilarious, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic

See it if You want to see Andy Karl's best performance as a total jerk who evolves into a higher life form thanks to a Time Warp Dance w/ a groundhog.

Don't see it if You worship at Bill Murray's altar and every plot point of the original.

72
Ambitious, Star casting, Intense

See it if Rachel Weisz and a world-class ensemble bring this David Hare classic to life, but the lead character's mental illness can be tough to take.

Don't see it if If you don't have the patience for strident, somewhat unpleasant main characters, then you may want to choose lighter fare. A musical?