Heidi 6073

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  temporary New York resident, lifetime theater lover ... Read more Read less
Reviews (18)
99
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Exquisite, Great staging

See it if you love innovation, raucous music, great singing, immersive staging, laughter, tears, emotions, and more. Best thing I've seen on stage!!

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical or dialogue. Or if strobe lights are problematic.

Also On seating: I wandered the whole theater during intermission, and it l... Read more Read less

88
Blackbird
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if you're a fan of either actor- they are both jaw dropping and work together to create a devastating show that rips your heart out.

Don't see it if you need a light evening out- this is a deeply troubling show that delves deeply into sexual abuse.

90
Absorbing, Must see, Riveting, Intense, Great singing

See it if you want to be blown away by singing! This is a knockout cast with no weak links. Powerful story told with passion and vulnerability. WOW.

Don't see it if you were only there for Jennifer Hudson (she's hardly missed, though, as Heather Headley slays every moment of her role)

79
Dry Powder
East Village
Absorbing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Clever, Confusing

See it if Well-written script about moral dilemmas in finance, in-the-round staging. Good for those who work in finance or just like food for thought.

Don't see it if finance jargon is not explained- I got lost a couple times, and I'm sure others find it confusing as well. Not a light show.

80
During previews
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Jessie Mueller is phenomenal. Go for her. Delicious catchy songs, great cast, lots of laughs, and the scent of pies in the theater!

Don't see it if Call me a prude, but I didn't like the feeling that the show wanted me to cheer for extramarital affairs. Male characters one-dimensional.

86
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if masterful performance by Ben Walker, some of the most brilliant lighting design I've seen, psychological thriller with stylized staging

Don't see it if if you don't like a dark, raunchy, gory, ironic, satirical, experimental show, or an electronic score with heavy beats. It's not for all.

78
Enchanting, Delightful, Resonant, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you like a good classic musical with a fresh take- I loved the new choreography.

Don't see it if you are ready for Fiddler to retire. Or if you get frustrated with tourist audiences who don't switch off phones or stop talking.

89
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like new stagings of classics and can handle a few hours of Philip Glass music. Ben Whishaw and Tavi Gavinson are brilliant.

Don't see it if you need a laugh or you had a rough day. This is an emotionally draining show, and the production sucks you in. For serious theater lovers.

86
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you love Shakespeare and musical theater, if you are cynical about musicals and all their cliches

Don't see it if you can't catch a Shakespeare reference here or there

70
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Slow, Clever, Intelligent

See it if you like storytelling- the show was much more like a live radio drama than a play. Innovative staging and use of sound.

Don't see it if you need visual stimulation. You could watch with your eyes closed. It requires your active imagination! 2 hour runtime with no intermission

Also It's not so much "immersive" theater, more like "surround sound" theat... Read more Read less

83
Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you love bluegrass music, if you like fairy tales and all their silliness, if you love a quirky staging of a small show with a talented cast

Don't see it if you are cynical; there is nothing "new" to see here, only the best of the old

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Masterful, Original

See it if fresh look on history, rap, and a reflection on ambition and the way we tell history. Spectacular acting, phenomenal book and score.

Don't see it if you're sick of the hype, even though it lives up to it. Also don't spend your entire paycheck to see this- there's more to life.

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Hilarious, Romantic, Great acting

See it if you love gleeful song and dance, classic shows, virtuosic performances by a cast that seems to love their show, fantasy-land set pieces

Don't see it if you hate fluffy musicals, classics or fun

75
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Enchanting, Romantic, Sweet, Family-friendly, Child star

See it if great show for a family; gorgeous set and production design; outstanding performance by Sarah Charles Lewis; faithful to the book

Don't see it if you're cynical. Songs are self-indulgent: gorgeous to listen to and watch, but don't advance the characters or story. Simple plot, not edgy.

60
Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if a decent staging of a classic, although the translation didn't quite do it for me. Solid acting, but the story dragged after a while.

Don't see it if Well, it's a Greek tragedy. It's not uplifting. Not a splashy production, given the slow-moving, thought-provoking text.

83
During previews
Nathan the Wise
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Classic, Great acting

See it if F. Murray Abraham's performance alone is worth the ticket price. Great chance to see a rarely-staged classic in an intimate venue.

Don't see it if It's a classic play about religious characters discussing religion, so take that for what it is. Modern translation sometimes distracted.

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to feel like you're watching the show for the first time, if you love the score but hate Orientalism

Don't see it if you rely on sets to distract you from the script

87
During previews
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Cliched

See it if If you like bluegrass, if you love rich vocal harmonies on stage, if you just want to escape into a sweet fantasy world

Don't see it if If an all-white cast turns you off, if you expect to see Steve Martin on stage, if you need an edgy, groundbreaking show