Ian 8027

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male
About:  Theatre goer. I try to see as much as I can both on and off Broadway.
Reviews (79)
90
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Incredible acting and great writing. Time flies despite the 3+ hour run time

Don't see it if You're not interested in financial history, or don't want to see a long show

70
Slow, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if An auditory experience bringing an album of songs made by prisoners to life

Don't see it if Slow paced at times, not a lot of action just the album of music

85
Absorbing, Masterful, Resonant

See it if you want to see very well executed TKAM, like Aaron Sorkin, and enjoy Jeff Daniels - a great show all-around

Don't see it if you're not familiar with the book or are going to be upset if anything is different from the book

87
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you want to see Bryan Cranston at the top of his game in an engaging, technically impressive show with relevant themes

Don't see it if you want something conventional. The action unfolds in different parts of the stage simultaneously with some audience eating dinner on stage

92
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if you want to see exceptional acting and a captivating story - highly recommend

Don't see it if you're averse to long shows or shows with violence

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you want to have a blast. The music and the performances are entertaining and fun. The story has more depth than I came in expecting

Don't see it if you want to see something a bit more serious. Some of the show was a bit rough around the edges when I saw it.

70
Absorbing, Intense

See it if you like WWII dramas that are sparsely staged, gritty, and mesmerizing

Don't see it if experience of Sheffield steelworks in WWII is a tad too far removed to feel relevant

80
Thought-provoking, Intense, Riveting

See it if you want to experience a fresh, unconventional take on this classic. It's edgier, darker, and definitely worth seeing.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a different take on Oklahoma!, or if you want to be blown by production value, it's stripped down

65
Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if You're a fan of the TV show. A fun musical for kids

Don't see it if You're not familiar with the TV show, or you're not interested in a musical imitating animation

75
Delightful, Refreshing, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You would enjoy a funny, honest show about the melodrama of being a pre-teen and the relationship between who we were and who we are

Don't see it if You don't want to see adults playing the roles of pre-teens

83
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to have a fun time. This show feels like an amusement park ride (in a good way). Story is enjoyable even if you're not a huge fan

Don't see it if you're not in this for the long-haul. The second part drags a bit.

87
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an outstanding production of My Fair Lady. Great cast and incredible set.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a classic musical.

85
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing

See it if You’re a fan of O’Neil or want to see a strong performance from Denzel Washington as Hickey.

Don't see it if You’re not up for a 4+ hour. The actors don’t have mics so it can be challenging to hear well if you’re off to the side.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to see a satisfying story of revenge that raises some thought-provoking questions about race, but doesn't take itself too seriously

Don't see it if you're afraid to get some blood on you, the first row is a splash zone

85
During previews
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a character driven show with great performances from all three: Glenda Jackson, Laurie Metcalf, and Alison Pill

Don't see it if you want a faster paced show with more action, the first half drags a bit

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you're up for an exploration of sanity and music. A true story set in 18th century Spain. Great acting and amazing set

Don't see it if you don't want to see a to see a show set in the 18th century or want something more modern

Also Mark Rylance is great!

85
Enchanting, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Tymisha Harris is amazing in this one woman show about the life of Josephine Baker

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing a one woman show or do not want to see burlesque

70
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Slow

See it if you would enjoy a funny show focused on we work in groups for better or worse and attempt collaborate. Great humor and acting.

Don't see it if you want a face paced show, the show is about a group of teachers attempting to plan a fundraiser, so it's not action packed

70
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're up for a challenging play with great acting that can be easy to get lost in, very dream-like and hard to follow at times

Don't see it if you want to be able to follow the plot relatively easily. It's hard to piece things together during the show and easy to get lost

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great revival of a classic

Don't see it if you want something more contemporary or don't feel like seeing a classic

73
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to see two great performers face off in a great story about two competing female entrepreneurs

Don't see it if you're disinterested in the cosmetic industry, don't want to see a story about business/entrepreneurship, role of women in business

45
Disappointing, Great staging, Intense, Edgy

See it if you want to see a great set with some neat special effects

Don't see it if you want a show that does justice to the book or film

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want to hear the hits and see the performances - cool show but not focused on plot

Don't see it if you want an involved plot, the show feels more like a concert at times

75
Absorbing, Great singing, Intense, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want a great score and great singing, also you can't beat the helicopter taking off on stage

Don't see it if you want a lighter show. Show explores some of the hard truths about the Vietnam war

40
Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you're interested in the premise, a commentary on our over medicated society

Don't see it if show doesn't do much with a great premise. It could have gone into some interesting areas but turned out to be predictable

65
During previews
Disappointing, Dated

See it if Adam Driver delivers a great performance. The show is nearly worth seeing for him alone.

Don't see it if Not sure this revival was necessary. The story feels dated.

80
Funny, Riveting, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if Great performances from Dano and Hawke in a high tension, combustible, and hilarious family conflict

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about conflict between two brothers, dark at times

92
During previews
Great acting, Great singing, Masterful, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you want to see a daring, well written show, with an extraordinary performance by Jeremy Pope

Don't see it if you want to see a play with no singing whatsoever, are disinterested in LGBTQ+ storylines

90
Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to see an inspired and relevant show about migrants, community, and humanity

Don't see it if you're not interested in other cultures

55
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in snooker and like British humor

Don't see it if you want more of a story, or are not that into British humor

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you want to see a great performance from Kerry Washington in a tense play on race, justice, and family.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a play this tense. The writing is at times predictable - the audience can guess where things are headed early on

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to see a highly relevant revival of Vonnegut with great performance by Jason O’Connell as Harold Ryan

Don't see it if you don't like Vonnegut, or if you're not a fan of cynical humor

67
During previews
Relevant, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You're happy to see anything Janet McTeer and don't mind that the show is slow and feels like a sitcom at times

Don't see it if You're not interested in a show about the theatre

83
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you would enjoy a well executed dark comedy. The material feels more humorous and less shocking than than I imagine it was in the 60s

Don't see it if you're not interested in gay history, or you want to see something that's more politically correct

80
Clever, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want a unique theatre experience. This is a fascinating show that tells a story in a unique way

Don't see it if you want something more conventional, or if you aren't interested in a solo performance.

82
Clever, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to challenge yourself, your beliefs about race, privilege, meritocracy, and affirmative action

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about the tribulations of privileged white people fretting over race

70
Clever, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You want a smart show packed with interesting characters all staying in the same Zurich hotel.

Don't see it if You want something fast paced. The show is a bit slow and could be shortened a bit.

Also Carolyn Holding delivers an outstanding performance as the maid.

65
Relevant

See it if you want to see protest theatre, the themes are important ones, but the format was not for me

Don't see it if you're not interested in South African politics

99
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Must see, Transcendent

See it if you want to see an American masterpiece that remains relevant today. Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane deliver amazing performances

Don't see it if you don't have patience for a long show

73
During previews
Dated, Great singing

See it if you want to see a classic with great singing and choreography

Don't see it if you want a plot driven show that's highly relevant today

60
Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you missed In The Heights on Broadway, this is the next best thing. A really fun show with some emerging talent

Don't see it if you're sensitive to heat, the theatre was a bit hot

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50
During previews
Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want a predictable, slow story. One dimensional characters and mediocre acting

Don't see it if you want to see something that surprises, challenges, or keeps you engaged

87
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if A compellingly honest snapshot of race in America, and a moving and empathic dissection of Ferguson

Don't see it if you want to see a show that fits into a clear genre and that unfolds quickly, or if you don't want to see a one woman show

70
Great acting, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want to see a strong adaptation of a Checkhov play. Also see if you're a fan of Cate Blanchett, she's great

Don't see it if you don't feel up for a long, slow show, or if you don't enjoy caustic humor

87
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see outstanding performances, amazing singing, and a powerful story

Don't see it if you want something that's lighter, otherwise highly recommend

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Bob Moss directs a great revival of Fiorello, about Mayor La Guardia and NYC history. Great story, amazing score. Highly recommend.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in NYC history, or don't want to see a fun show with a catchy score

40
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if the oompas are done in a really interesting way. The rest of the show fell flat. Hard to watch. Maybe see if you're a big wonka fan

Don't see it if there are better shows to see that are good for the whole family

90
Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if great acting and staging, incredibly absorbing show

Don't see it if you want to see a musical, or you're not interested in a story focused on a 15yr old

40
Disappointing, Excruciating, Cliched, Banal, Fluffy

See it if you're interested in a young man's struggle to find love in NYC

Don't see it if you're not that sympathetic for an attractive guy who just CAN'T find the right guy in NYC, but whose life is generally all good otherwise

65
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you want a show that's fun for the whole family. A good story about immigrants in NYC. Good singing

Don't see it if Show doesn't hold your attention. It falls a bit flat, and it's a challenge to get invested in the characters