Hannah 29

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (116)
52
Poorly directed, Well acted, Too many scene/time jumps, Slow

See it if you want to see something early in development; if you don't mind a meandering script. The lead actor was legitimately good.

Don't see it if you're bothered by unnecessary time leaps, uneven writing & directing, or a play without a driving narrative.

70
Interesting, Absorbing, Quirky

See it if part one-man show, part therapy session, part... magic, maybe? Totally unique, pretty entertaining, and overall a cool night of theater.

Don't see it if skip this if one-man shows and/or audience participation aren't your thing.

68
Loud, Confusing, Edgy, Intense

See it if Pretty intense—don’t go in expecting a quiet show. Lots of shouting, drama, but a surprisingly high production value. Very well acted.

Don't see it if There is a LOT of arguing, not so much modulation of tension; it’s kind of at an 11 the whole way through. Still, an interesting night.

70
Relevant, Funny, Cliched

See it if you've been hit with bad news that knocks you off-kilter; this was a lighthearted take on a serious subject, but it somehow worked. Also,

Don't see it if Well, it's closed already, so... you probably aren't going to see this. But Jenn Colella is THE BEST and I love her.

70
During previews
You will get wet, Immersive, Great acting, Shockingly gross, Very intense

See it if you like immersive, interactive theater. (They harass the guys more than the girls) This is very loud, very intense, and pretty gross.

Don't see it if Skip this if you're squeamish. It leaves nothing to the imagination! There's very little plot, but it's impeccably acted.

Also These actors really give 110% in this show, and it was very cool to se... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Fluffy, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night filled with rhymes and wordplay, performed admirably by an entertaining cast. This was very clever, &totally enjoyable.

Don't see it if you want to see diverse theater (this was 100% white); if you dislike absurdity or theater in verse.

78
During previews
Thought-provoking, Short (in a good way), Relevant, Profound, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well-written two-hander that's well acted; if you care about social/race issues told in a refreshing way

Don't see it if you prefer a big cast and lush staging; if you are bothered by loud shouting in a small theater.

65
Disappointing, Overly long, Slow, Not as relevant as it seems, Overrated

See it if you don't mind a show that utterly fails the Bechdel Test; if you want to see Michael Cera being Michael Cera.

Don't see it if you care about deep feelings/insight into the human psyche; you're hard of hearing or tall/not small - these seats are tiny &uncomfortable.

Also I really wanted to love this, but I just didn't find it as funny as ev... Read more Read less

55
Extremely masculine, Zero women, Hard to understand all the words, Great writing, Violent and graphic

See it if you want to see some good actors perform a depressing story. The acting/writing was good, but I can't say I enjoyed myself.

Don't see it if skip this if you're averse to hearing animal torture; that's what utterly lost my sympathy for the characters. It's a rough show.

55
Nice singing, but a snoozefest, So, so quiet, Overrated, Slow, Banal

See it if You want to see what all the fuss is about; does not compare to DEH or Ham. This is a slight little show, with nice music. And that's it.

Don't see it if this is a sweet little show, but way overrated; it never seems to get going anywhere. It's not a bad show, but it also failed to impress.

Also They begin and end with telling you that this thing happened in a town... Read more Read less

60
Silly, Half-baked, Cliched, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Robert O'Hara's plays; this was an interesting intellectual exercise, with moments of hilarity. But it didn't cohere to greatness.

Don't see it if you're put off by oddball theater that both does and doesn't take itself seriously; this wasn't a bad show, just... pretty bonkers.

25
During previews
Excruciating, No dialogue, only monologue, Super boring, Slow, Banal

See it if you are ok with 3 actors monologuing & never interacting. Or if you're not bothered by terrible British accents, & a disjointed non-story.

Don't see it if you're looking for sparks and chemistry; this was so amateurish and just... really terrible. The actors were trying, but this didn't work.

60
During previews
Forgettable, Boring, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if theology and doctrine of Christianity are up your alley; if you like watching three men talk for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if at least this wasn't three white men (the diversity was great); skip this if you're looking for something that passes the Bechdel test.

Also This was very didactic and somewhat academic. I think it was probably ... Read more Read less

60
Very interactive, Confusing, Intense, Haunting, Great singing

See it if you aren't freaked out by interactive theater, sing-alongs in other languages, and know the story of Macbeth well. The characters switch off

Don't see it if The seating is overturned milk crates (v. uncomfortable for 95 minutes); they feed you vodka & sausage & make you sing. It's quite mystical.

Also I still don't really know how I felt about this... You arrive to the s... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Excruciating, Good intentions but falls short, Way too long, Slow, Disappointing

See it if I can't recommend this play; I admire what it was trying to accomplish, but it was painful to sit through. Both overwrought& void of feeling

Don't see it if Skip this if you are looking for a coherent, smart play about sexual assault. This play is not that.

91
Michael urie = bae, Entertaining, Hilarious, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to leave the theater with your cheeks hurting from laughing; if you love Michael Urie (he's THE BEST), if you like farce.

Don't see it if you want something serious or deeply introspective; this is a clever play that's really funny, but it's not particularly substantive.

52
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Long

See it if This is a weakly told story with no momentum; there's one dramatic moment that will perk you up, but otherwise this was a total snooze.

Don't see it if You have an aversion to sudden loud explosions (there's a moment where I nearly panicked). Also skip if you're looking for a solid story.

60
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you're a Glenn Close fan; if you want to see a show that's more like "Sunset Boulevard In Concert"; the staging is pretty terrible.

Don't see it if you're expecting a sumptuous set (this one is so bare); if you want to see a new, fresh musical (this one's a dinosaur).

83
Profound, Must see, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want another, heartwarming perspective from a terrible day; if you like earnest, very well-done musicals (&no intermission!)

Don't see it if you're allergic to anything heartfelt; a bunch of people in the audience started crying at the beginning & never stopped. It's a tearjerker.

55
During previews
Humorless, Depressing, Unsympathetic, Slow, Disappointing

See it if this is indeed not an Ayckbourn-style comedy; there are a few moments with laughs, but this is a play about pretty depressing subjects.

Don't see it if you're troubled by the way the British treat cats; if you're looking for a night of laughs; if you want something uplifted and not contrived

Also I was particularly bothered by the character played by Emily Bowker; t... Read more Read less

70
Not like the movie, Beautiful costumes, Fluffy, Pretty good, Great staging

See it if you want to see a good ol' fashioned Broadway musical; if you want to see a more historical version of the animated movie.

Don't see it if you want to see a cutting-edge musical; this was a solidly good time with solid acting. Not life-changing, but a thoroughly enjoyable night

70
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Raunchy, Edgy

See it if if you're in the mood for a quirky, odd, neat little play. Excellent cast, cool storyline, great set. A very enjoyable evening of theater.

Don't see it if you're turned off by the complexities of a marriage. The cast takes a bit to find their chemistry, but once they do, it's a good show.

69
Confusing, Weird staging, Slow, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you want to see Joe Mantello in a wonderful role (plus Sally Field!); if you're intrigued by a stripped-down version of this play.

Don't see it if some of the directing choices were odd (the set is so stark it's startling!); this iteration doesn't give you much to hold onto

84
During previews
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant, Great acting

See it if it's a really great production; all the actors were incredible. Definitely a must-see of this season. Allison J was phenomenal. See this!

Don't see it if there's full-frontal nudity that might shock some folks on the prude end of the spectrum. Sometimes it's a bit hard to hear dialogue.

88
For a previous production
Delightful, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if this show was exactly what I needed in these upsetting times; I had an endorphin high for days afterward. Go see it - you won't be sorry.

Don't see it if if you didn't like Noises Off. Or if you don't like to laugh, or only like extremely highbrow, pretentious theater.

58
During previews
Says nothing you haven't already heard, Reductive, Rambling, Disappointing, Unoriginal

See it if this is more for an older (60+) crowd; jokes were mostly low-hanging fruit & weren't anything I'd never heard before. This show feels dated.

Don't see it if This was rambly, unfocused, and felt like it could be a comedy special from 2009. The writing & delivery lacked sharpness.

79
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if a totally relevant, completely profound play; lovely acting &writing; it will really make you think about America then & America now.

Don't see it if it's long and the set is very minimal; there are few props and not much scenery. Still, this is a worthy show that deserves to be seen.

70
During previews
Relevant, Quirky, Interesting

See it if this is a one-woman show with a backing band; see it if you like shows with a message but no real plot. Also, the costumes were amazing.

Don't see it if this is sort of like a cabaret, so don't come expecting a story; if you don't like drag, or stories about the Southern Af-Am experience.

76
Impressive, Wished there was more magic, Thought-provoking, Slow, Clever

See it if this was pretty amazing, but perhaps a few minutes too long. Delgaudio really is one of the best magicians performing right now.

Don't see it if It's not a show filled with a ton of tricks; it's very much a story accompanied by magic. Still, it's absolutely worth seeing.

80
During previews
Clever, Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like magic! Vitaly is a skilled magician, doing illusions that will baffle and delight you!

Don't see it if It's very much a magic show, so if you don't like somewhat corny jokes and... magic, then this won't be up your alley.

40
During previews
Unbelievably boring, Confusing, Insipid, Indulgent, Banal

See it if you like 30-minute monologues about nothing; if you like to watch white men talking pretentiously for HOURS.

Don't see it if you want a show with a plot - there's none here. This was an absolute miserable theatergoing experience; I've seldom been so bored at Bway

Also I sat through 7.5 hours of (the delightful) Angels in America, and tha... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Exquisite, Astonishing

See it if you want to see one of the seminal plays of our lifetime; the 7.5 hours flew by. This was one of the best pieces of theater I've ever seen.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see this--it was incredible. I wasn't bored for a moment, even when things get pretty bananas. Just excellent.

Also I was girding myself for a full day of a depressing many hours of thea... Read more Read less

72
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you aren't triggered by an intense exploration of guns and gun violence. If you enjoy off-off-bway, somewhat experimental plays

Don't see it if you're freaked out by moral gray areas + guns. If you're looking for a play with women in it/a female perspective (this is only men)

56
During previews
Verges on slightly racist?, Loses the thread partway through, Over-acted, Disappointing, Banal

See it if the cast was decent (but Anna over-acted); the story/plot itself felt half-baked. I never could tell what the heart/message of the play was.

Don't see it if this isn't a tightly plotted play with a sharp message; this meanders and ends abruptly. The more I think about it, the less I liked it.

75
During previews
Relevant, Gasp-inducing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting

See it if well-written, excellently acted, with a twisty plot that made the audience gasp. One of the better off-bway plays I've seen in a while!

Don't see it if you want a jaunty night of musical theater. This is pretty tense (in a good way!), but certainly not a feel-good show.

65
Slow, Overrated, Great directing, Great acting, Quiet

See it if you like old-fashioned plays, family dramas, and a great cast working with a so-so story that hasn't quite withstood the test of time.

Don't see it if you're looking for something *new*; I liked everything but the play itself--the acting was solid, great directing, etc. It added up to a meh

88
During previews
Great writing, Totally satisfying, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want to see an excellent play performed to perfection. Michael Urie is fantastic in every role he plays; he's perfect here.

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh and be moved, if you want to see a musical. Otherwise, I can't think of a reason not to see this.

70
Overrated, A classic musical, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you want to see a new musical that feels like an old classic; Laura Osnes &Cory Cott are fantastic. This was enjoyable but a bit forgettable

Don't see it if you want an edgy, inventive musical; if you're looking for something that pushes the boundaries of what musical theater can do.

75
Great staging, Wonderful cast, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see stagings of a bunch of hit musicals; the cast is phenomenal, and showcased perfectly. Great set, costumes. Just 100% fun.

Don't see it if this isn't a real story, per se; it's a musical revue--see it for Brandon Uranowitz &co. Don't expect a plot, just go to enjoy yourself.

90
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Edgy

See it if So completely thought-provoking; I couldn't stop thinking about this for days. Totally beguiling, well acted--an excellent night of theater.

Don't see it if I can't really think of a reason not to see it; the play/staging/acting was the total package. Maybe skip if you want a fun musical.

74
Dated, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if you want a jewel box of a family play; if you like stories about women; if you want to see a quiet, affecting story well told and performed

Don't see it if you want a whizz-bang flashy show; if you're easily bored by family drama; if you don't like stories about aging and illness.

69
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a sensitive, if heavy-handed, portrayal of blue-collar America; if you're looking for something serious and a downer

Don't see it if you want a lighthearted night; if you want something not didactic; if you want an early night (this felt very long).

80
Funny, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Smart

See it if you want a taut, well- acted and -directed play that crams a lot of excellence into 90 minutes. This foursome was on fire. Simply great.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories about women and the complexities of marriage, feminism, and a woman's place in the world.

70
During previews
Great acting, Raunchy, Edgy, Very gay, Naked

See it if I ended up liking this more than I expected; it's an affecting, absorbing story, well directed (&the actors are pretty nice to look at too).

Don't see it if It's pretty long (2.5 hours). Also, skip this if you're squeamish about bodies/easily scandalized by nudity/sex. There's quite a bit of it.

35
Quirky, Disappointing, Excruciating, Dated, Unwatchable

See it if you don't mind a low-budget, super-campy production. It's pretty silly, and you have to stand in a small room the whole time.

Don't see it if Skip this if you're looking for high quality performances, singing, costumes. It was so cringeworthy I couldn't stay for the whole thing.

88
During previews
Long, Excellent magic, Clever, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you like a really well-done show of illusion, mind reading, and fun. Derren is incredible, and this was an excellent night out.

Don't see it if I took a magic skeptic to this and even he enjoyed it, so I think you should go in with no expectations and just enjoy yourself. Trust me!

48
Dull, Overrated, Insipid, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you want to see Phillipa Soo shine in a mediocre musical; there's not much to recommend here. Cast is great, but the show itself is...not.

Don't see it if if you loved the movie, you will be disappointed. This was silly, not charming, didn't have any memorable tunes. Very skippable.

80
Romantic, Profound, Great acting, Great writing, Exquisite

See it if you like stories that ruminate on love, life, & complications of both. A beautiful story, great acting & cast. Highly recommended.

Don't see it if you don't like watching beautiful stories about gay history; if you have trouble sitting through shows without intermissions.

77
Quirky, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see what will surely be the Tony-winning set design; if you like Andy Karl/Tim Minchin; Andy really is AMAZING in this.

Don't see it if you don't like your musicals with a bit of irreverence and bite; this is sly & clever but somewhat light. Totally enjoyable, not very deep.

71
During previews
Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if It's a classical musical; Eva Noblezada really is a star, the staging and set are AMAZING (the helicopter!). This is a Big Show.

Don't see it if Don't get seats in the rear mezz; I was so far in the back that the set was like watching ants. Skip this if you want something cutting edge