Ile F.

Weehawken | Female
About:  After years of being a frustrated theater lover growing up miles away from NYC, incredibly happy to experience it up close...
Reviews (105)
85
Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing
August 15th, 2022

See it if You want to see a deep, emotional and well performed play. I had not read the book and was moved by the story

Don't see it if You want a comedy, or a light show. This one is sad and deep

85
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Masterful, Great singing
July 20th, 2022

See it if You want to enjoy a classic, well done musical with amazing music and choreography

Don't see it if You want a lavish very high production set. More below

Also I think my expectations were set a bit high from watching the movie fi... Read more Read less

82
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining
July 20th, 2022

See it if You want to see Billy Crystal live. He is the whole show, he is a great performer and it was wonderful to see him live. It's a cute show.

Don't see it if You are expecting a high belting musical. Shoshana is an amazing singer, but the music is not the highlight of this show

83
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining
July 20th, 2022

See it if You enjoy classic Broadway, want to see a comedy. More below

Don't see it if You expect amazing singing, they performers are talented but this show is hard to do, so think about your expectations

Also I think this show got a lot of unnecessary hate. I think it is well do... Read more Read less

93
POTUS
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever
July 5th, 2022

See it if You enjoy comedies with political themes, need to laugh to not cry in the current state the country is in. Like women empowerment themes

Don't see it if You get offended with vulgarity or sexual themes. Don't want to watch a show about women power/ satire of the white house

98
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining
June 20th, 2022

See it if You are a MJ fan. It is an absolute must if you like his music. Could not stop bopping my head

Don't see it if You don't like MJ, jukebox musicals in general, prefer a story to big musical numbers and productions.

Also I am a huge MJ fan so my review is clearly biased, but I loved it. I a... Read more Read less

72
Great staging, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious
May 18th, 2022

See it if You are familiar with Mamet's work and like it. Want to see spectacular performances from the actors

Don't see it if You don't care much for dated plays about grifting and greed. Long dialogues, I appreciated the performances but overall felt a little meh

98
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Enchanting
May 9th, 2022

See it if You want to be in presence of amazing talent. Everyone in the cast is incredible.

Don't see it if You need a big production and scenery, you don't enjoy a classic Broadway score or don't like fairy tales.

73
Resonant, Relevant, Slow, Profound
April 20th, 2022

See it if You like non traditional shows, with focus on dance, poetry and topics of race.

Don't see it if You are seeking a linear show, or dislike modern/contemporary type of dance. If you want to avoid topics like DV, racial issues, suicide

86
Beautiful choreography, Great singing, Entertaining
April 6th, 2022

See it if You like shows w/bases in history, enjoy big dance numbers, like classic Broadway-type shows. The dance numbers are beautifully choreographd

Don't see it if You don't like musicals, hate irish dancing or stories that focus on war/slavery

Also I went into this show completely blind and I ended up really really li... Read more Read less

98
Magical, Masterful, Must see, Great staging
April 6th, 2022

See it if Must See for HP fans, Must see for Theater fans who appreciate incredible sets. The staging and effects are unlike anything Ive seen

Don't see it if You hate HP, fantasy stories, big productions or being surrounded by tourists or children. Don't see it if you can't sit for 3+ hours.

Also The reviews regarding staging and effects do not exaggerate, it was an... Read more Read less

82
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting
March 28th, 2022

See it if You want to see a great group of performers in a play that touches on prejudice, social construct, racism and homophobia

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with male nudity, don't like long plays, can't go without your phone while in the theater (Yondr pouch required)

81
Heartwarming, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever
March 28th, 2022

See it if You want to see a heartwarming, feel good show that displays there is still good people in the darkest moments

Don't see it if You want something very deep, it's a cute show but focuses on a few characters. If 9/11 is a topic that triggers you, or you want a big show

85
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
February 14th, 2022

See it if You like historical figures to add a little pop/witty/modern humor to the re-telling of their story. You want a fun and entertaining show

Don't see it if You want a typical musical, this is more so a concert. You dont like humor in your herstory

98
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting
January 24th, 2022

See it if You want a fun, entertaining, flashy show with some Disney magic. You can't not smile while watching

Don't see it if You hate Disney, the movie, hate fun musicals, want something deep and meaningful. This show is for fun

100
Masterful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting
January 24th, 2022

See it if You want an original musical. You enjoy a re telling of a Greek Myth, enjoy new orleans jazzy type of music.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or sung-through shows.

Also What an incredible musical!! I hear about the hype and it lived up to ... Read more Read less

98
Must see, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy
December 17th, 2021

See it if You enjoy improv, freestyle rap and comedy. You want to see a different type of Broadway show

Don't see it if You want a traditional type of show, dislike rap or want a plot with set songs and set cast

Also I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by it. I absolutely ... Read more Read less

85
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Heartwarming, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting
December 8th, 2021

See it if You want to see incredibly talented actors on stage, want a heartwarming but tough story.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays or topics like Prison Reentry. If you dont like open ended endings. If you need an intermission at a 100 min show

Also I work in Prison Reentry, so it was a particularly heartwarming show f... Read more Read less

83
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
December 5th, 2021

See it if You liked the movie. It honors it well, acting is great and it's a good time all around

Don't see it if You want memorable music performances. It's a fun show, but none of the songs really stood out to me.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Delightful, Cliched
November 26th, 2021

See it if You love Christmas, want to see the rockettes (they're iconic and incredible!) , enjoy shows with dancing and big productions

Don't see it if If you want a plot or if You don't like touristy things or shows for children. A lot of kids and ppl trying to take videos.

81
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining
November 13th, 2021

See it if You enjoy soul/ blues/ jazz music and want to see amazing voice performances, are interested in shows discussing race

Don't see it if You want a happy show , are uncomfortable with the topic of race and social disparities. It's also sometimes a bit hard to follow

82
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting
November 13th, 2021

See it if You want to see a show that deserved to be seen when it was written. Great acting, it may sound cliche but it is truly still relevant

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that discusses the topics of race, privilege and racism

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing
October 29th, 2021

See it if You want to support advocacy organizations. More in comments

Don't see it if You want a feel good show, a better structured or profound show. More in comments

Also I work directly with the incarcerated population. I brought 10 coworke... Read more Read less

92
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
October 23rd, 2021

See it if You want an invite into a real life FBI arrest, are interested in Reality Winner's story. Like thought provoking plays

Don't see it if You prefer a musical, a comedy or big productions

Also I wasn't sure what to expect but I loved it. The fact that it is word ... Read more Read less

80
Fluffy, Great acting, Funny, Cliched, Entertaining
October 18th, 2021

See it if You like family comedies, are looking to relax and have a good time. Want to support black playwrights and stories

Don't see it if You are looking for a lot of substance, don't like clichés or topics related to religion, sexual orientation or race.

49
Excruciating, Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing
October 18th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of Lili Taylor and long monologues, like non-linear dialogue or non traditional writing.

Don't see it if You want a show you can follow, prefer plays with a story line. This one was tough to get through, it lost me a few times through it.

100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining
September 15th, 2021

See it if You want to see one of the best Musicals Broadway has to offer. The design, costumes and choreography blew me away!

Don't see it if You want something simple, or are expecting a lot of changes from the Disney Movie.

Also I always heard this was a people's favorite, and it lived up to the hy... Read more Read less

80
Intense, Great singing, Entertaining
January 29th, 2020

See it if You love Tina Turner, want to see an inspiring story. The performers are worth it all on their own, it's a sad story but you leave smiling

Don't see it if Dislike jukebox musicals, Tina Turner or the topics of racism, drugs and domestic violence.

86
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Quirky, Great acting, Clever
January 28th, 2020

See it if You want to see the all star cast, enjoy family dramedy type of plays. It's funny and sweet

Don't see it if You don't want a family story, are looking for something completely different or prefer a musical

96
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
January 21st, 2020

See it if You want to see the novel put on stage, you want to see a meaningful and wonderful performance by great actors

Don't see it if Dislike plays, want a happy show with happy endings or want to avoid topics such as racism, violence or sexual assault

98
Chills!, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting
December 13th, 2019

See it if You want an entertaining, amazing spectacular show. If you liked the movie, this is 1000 times more enchanting!

Don't see it if You need original music, dislike having pop song mash ups on Broadway. Want an original plot

Also I loved this show! smiling the whole time and tapping my foot as well.... Read more Read less

90
The Four Seasons
Midtown W
Great choreography, Beautiful, Masterful, Delightful
November 22nd, 2019

See it if You like Vivaldi's 'the four seasons' and would like to see them interpreted beautifully in dance. You enjoy contemporary/ballet dance

Don't see it if You want a linear plot type of play, this is a dance performance with a message.

Also I really enjoyed this performance, it was absolutely beautiful! ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Magical, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful
November 14th, 2019

See it if You want to see a wonderful and enchanting re-telling of this classic. It warms your heart from the moment you sit down.

Don't see it if You hate Christmas or old-timey classic tales.

Also If you love all Christmas themed traditions, you CANNOT miss this show... Read more Read less

65
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Slow, Raunchy, Great acting, Cliched
October 17th, 2019

See it if You like long plays about struggling middle aged characters

Don't see it if You want happy endings, are uncomfortable with full frontal nudity.

Also Im not sure how to put into words how i feel about this show... It wen... Read more Read less

70
Romantic, Great singing, Disappointing
October 7th, 2019

See it if You want to see a modernized version of a classic.. You like R & H, you want to witness talented singers perform

Don't see it if You like classic musicals to keep their original charm. I understand the modern take they wanted to achieve, but it didnt quite do it for me

93
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
October 7th, 2019

See it if You want to see a great performance by a talented set of actors. You enjoy deep, heartbreaking stories. Kept me interested throughout it!

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy, a musical or a big elaborate set. The staging is minimal but brilliantly well used!

79
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Cliched
September 27th, 2019

See it if You like 80's rock and want to feel nostalgic when listening to those songs, you like silly shows and want to have fun.

Don't see it if You dont know/ don't like any of the 80's rock songs. The whole appeal of the show is the songs, because the plot is pretty meh, very cliche

69
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious
September 27th, 2019

See it if You are familiar with the books/movies, you like YA stories, you want to get your kids into musicals

Don't see it if You want an adult-aimed show, You want a big production (this is more like a High school production with a very big budget)

Also I honestly went in not being familiar at all with the books and did no... Read more Read less

91
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Clever
September 19th, 2019

See it if You like fun, well produced musicals. You liked the movie. You want to laugh and have fun at the theater. It's funny, silly and entertaining

Don't see it if Laughing at death makes you uncomfortable, dislike the Beetlejuice character or hate silly jokes/adult humor

Also The staging and production in this show is amazing! I absolutely loved... Read more Read less

86
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever
September 17th, 2019

See it if You want a silly, fun night at the theater. You like slapstick and physical comedy

Don't see it if You want a clever, thought provoking comedy or hate slapstick. Get annoyed at audience laughter/4th wall breaks (it happens sometimes)

Also Im not a huge fan of slapstick but I had a good time! Yes its silly an... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Long, Great acting, Ambitious
September 10th, 2019

See it if You want a reenactment of the last years of Johnson's presidency by incredibly talented actors. You want to learn about this time period

Don't see it if You cant stay focused/seated for long periods of time (3hs), you dont like political plays, have no interest in the late 60's

Also I have to admit i was not initially interested in the show, and knew j... Read more Read less

95
Douglas
Gramercy
Quirky, Masterful, Funny, Clever
September 9th, 2019

See it if You enjoyed 'Nanette' and like quirky humor. You want a different stand up show that tackles current issues (i.e. patriarchy)

Don't see it if You hated Nanette, want a stand up show that is all jokes and no substance. Get uncomfortable when talking about sexuality, anti-vax, autism

Also I absolutely love Hannah Gadsby, ever since Nanette i was interested i... Read more Read less

70
For a previous production
Profound, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
August 9th, 2019

See it if You want to listen to a true story about life behind bars

Don't see it if You are expecting it to focus on the racial inequality of the justice system and white privilege. It was the goal but didnt quite do it 4 me

Also I think it is very brave and ambitious for the writer to tell his own ... Read more Read less

45
Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing
August 6th, 2019

See it if You have never seen the Office

Don't see it if You want to see a funny parody of an amazing show that deserved better. More thoughts below..

Also I saw the Friends Musical Parody and absolutely loved it, so i was ver... Read more Read less

85
During previews
the way she spoke
West Village
Sad, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting
July 10th, 2019

See it if You are interested in the topic, want to see a powerful performance on a very sad and relevant issue

Don't see it if You want a happy show, violence against women triggers you or you don't want to hear any Spanish

Also I thought it was a great performance. Reading other reviews i can see ... Read more Read less

45
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched
May 28th, 2019

See it if you want a musical about teen angst and high school. Though i would recommend you see Mean girls or DEH instead

Don't see it if You want a quality musical, expect Broadway quality or dont want to see a played-out cliche

Also I really dont know what the hype is all about with this show. It certa... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Dated
May 21st, 2019

See it if You want to see the actors. Yes, they are amazing

Don't see it if You dont like long plays with a lot of dialogue or are looking for an uplifting story (i get it's a 'love story' but its frustrating at time

Also ... yes, it reflects a very real aspect about relationships but i foun... Read more Read less

90
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Great dancing, Raunchy, Quirky
May 5th, 2019

See it if You like the company xiv productions. Want a fun, sexy and entertaining show.

Don't see it if You are looking for a plot, it is a series of performances based on Alice.. beautifully done but not a clear plot. You dislike burlesque

Also Company xiv never disappoints!!! I have an excellent time every time i... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Fan-oriented, Silly, Quirky
May 3rd, 2019

See it if You love Star Wars and are familiar with the whole franchise (see comments) You enjoy silly shows

Don't see it if You dont know anything about SW or have seen the movies ages ago (see comments). You want a big production

Also I had seen the originals and the prequels a looong time ago, but felt ... Read more Read less

76
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing
April 23rd, 2019

See it if You want to hear a well written, impacting point of view on the US Constitution and how it impacts people in a positive and neg way.

Don't see it if You have an issue with topics like abortion, domestic violence, politics and the privilege of white men in control. you dislike solo shows

Also I have to admit at first glance this show didn't seem appealing to me,... Read more Read less