Hannah 29

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (123)
69
Raunchy, Funny, Disappointing, Clever

See it if you want a night of light theater; if you aren't bothered by frank discussions of explicit themes; if you like solo shows

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep probe into the complicated social and sexual dynamics of today; this was fun, but not particularly profound

95
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Great staging, Great singing

See it if The best show I've seen since Ham & DEH. Absolutely phenomenal, astonishing, beyond belief. I'd see it a thousand more times. RUN to see it.

Don't see it if It's decidedly a new kind of musical; this isn't Rodgers & Hammerstein. It's complex, broody, lush, and entirely relevant.

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great book, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if A delightful show from start to finish; I smiled & laughed so hard my face hurt by the end. Santino is a STAR & so it the rest of the cast.

Don't see it if I guess skip this if you don't want to laugh; they did such a good job updating this for 2019. It was a delightful night of theater.

60
Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you can get orchestra or front mezz seats; if you like Sorkin dialogue and the source material; if you have good hearing

Don't see it if you're going to sit in the rear mezz--it's partial view and the sound doesn't travel. I missed at least 1/3 of the dialogue.

Also My seat was in the rear mezzanine, which really affected my whole expe... Read more Read less

58
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Unoriginal, Disappointing, Rambling, Reductive, Says nothing you haven't already heard

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
Travisville
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

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
Black Light
West Village
Interesting, Quirky, Relevant

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
In & Of Itself
Gramercy
Clever, Slow, Thought-provoking, Wished there was more magic, Impressive

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
Delightful, Entertaining, Fun, Clever

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
Travesties
Midtown W
Banal, Indulgent, Insipid, Confusing, Unbelievably boring

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
Astonishing, Exquisite, Great staging, Epic, Must see

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
Shooter
Midtown W
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense

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
Cardinal
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Over-acted, Loses the thread partway through, Verges on slightly racist?

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
Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Gasp-inducing, Relevant

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
Quiet, Great acting, Great directing, Overrated, Slow

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
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Totally satisfying, Great writing

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
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, A classic musical, Overrated

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
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Wonderful cast, Great staging

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
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Edgy, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Exquisite, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Dated

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
Sweat
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

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
Smart, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent, Funny

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
Afterglow
Midtown W
Naked, Very gay, Edgy, Raunchy, Great acting

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
Unwatchable, Dated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Quirky

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
Enchanting, Funny, Clever, Excellent magic, Long

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!

65
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Not super memorable, Disappointing, A bit juvenile, Slow

See it if you want to see a show by a young playwright who's obviously invested in the subject material

Don't see it if if you're triggered by eating disorders

69
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Cliched, Edgy, Interesting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like plays about the inner workings of relationships. This wasn't a super memorable play, but it was sufficiently entertaining.

Don't see it if This is not as titillating as the playwright's last show - but it's deeper and more fully fleshed out. Skip if you're easily scandalized.

80
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great singing, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if A completely reimagined production that somehow reveals what was always in the source material - completely absorbing, amazing cast.

Don't see it if ...if experimental, immersive productions aren't your thing. This is not your grandmother's Oklahoma.

52
The Glen
Midtown W
Slow, Too many scene/time jumps, Well acted, Poorly directed

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
Empath
Midtown W
Quirky, Absorbing, Interesting

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
Hurricane Party
West Village
Intense, Edgy, Confusing, Loud

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
Cliched, Funny, Relevant

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
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Very intense, Shockingly gross, Great acting, Immersive, You will get wet

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
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Fluffy

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
Dutch Masters
East Village
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Short (in a good way), Thought-provoking

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
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Overrated, Not as relevant as it seems, Slow, Overly long, Disappointing

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
Divine Horsemen
Soho/Tribeca
Violent and graphic, Great writing, Hard to understand all the words, Zero women, Extremely masculine

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

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
Mankind
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Cliched, Half-baked, Silly

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
Banal, Slow, Super boring, No dialogue, only monologue, Excruciating

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
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Boring, Forgettable

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
Makbet
Brooklyn
Great singing, Haunting, Intense, Confusing, Very interactive

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

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

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
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Long, Slow, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

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
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

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
Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Profound

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
Invincible
Midtown E
Disappointing, Slow, Unsympathetic, Depressing, Humorless

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
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Pretty good, Fluffy, Beautiful costumes, Not like the movie

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
Edgy, Raunchy, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

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.