Ile F.

North Bergen | Female
About:  After years of being a frustrated theater lover growing up miles away from NYC, incredibly happy to experience it up close...
Reviews (71)
70
Romantic, Great singing, Disappointing

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

79
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Cliched

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

91
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Clever

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

80
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Long, Great acting, Ambitious

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

70
Profound, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

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

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

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

70
During previews
Slow, Great acting, Dated

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

65
During previews
Fan-oriented, Silly, Quirky

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

77
All Our Children
East Village
Sad, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate great performances in theater, amazing work by the actors! You like plays based on history, specifically holocaust

Don't see it if You want to see something happy. This is a sad show, thought provoking and well done but no happy endings here.

100
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love classic musicals. This has outstanding vocal performances and amazing choreography. It's everything a musical should be!

Don't see it if You hate musicals, that's it. I see no flaws!

94
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fun

See it if You like Sondheim, or you enjoy classic musicals. You want a fun night at the theater. I was not familiar with the musical and loved it

Don't see it if You dont like musicals, you have a hard time paying attention to slightly complicated plots.

Also I heard a lot about the book being 'confusing' due to the fact that it... Read more Read less

100
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, So fetch!

See it if You love the movie, you will love it even more! You like fun musicals, want to laugh and have a good night out, if you like Tina Fey's work

Don't see it if You absolutely hated the movie, prefer plays, dont like comedies.

Also I was a huge fan of the movie, so i had very high expectations for thi... Read more Read less

66
Confusing, Great acting, Overrated, Clever

See it if You want to see Michael C. Hall, he's fabulous. You like existential, unique type of solo shows.

Don't see it if You want a plot or a show that follows a certain direction. If you get distracted easily, this is a monologue that is hard to follow

Also As amazing as his performance was, i felt confused. Perhaps i need to ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You want a fun, different type of show. You enjoy burlesque, acrobatics, ballet and a little kink in your show.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with nudity or are expecting a story or the nutcracker. There are a few numbers of the ballet but not really

Also This is a fun show. The dancers and singers are incredibly talented, u... Read more Read less

100
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Profound

See it if You want to see an incredible production. Michael Urie is AMAZING in this! You will laugh, you will cry and you will love it.

Don't see it if You are homophobic or dont want to sit through a nearly 3 hour play (you don't feel it though! it's worth it!)

82
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you liked the music from the animated movie, like the story, want to see a sweet and fun show.

Don't see it if You want the exact movie magic experience in theater. They changed a few things about the plot (villain) so i felt a tiny bit disappointed

Also Amazing costumes and staging! I loved the animated movie so i was very... Read more Read less

78
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You want to laugh and have a good time at a show. You like original musicals.

Don't see it if You want a serious show or dont like silly comedies.

85
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like jukebox musicals, you like the music of Frankie Valli (obviously) or you enjoy musicals with amazing singing

Don't see it if You dont like musicals or the music of Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You are looking for a fun night out on the theater, like to laugh, you want to see something original (ish), you are from NJ

Don't see it if You want something profound, a drama, or a show that gets you thinking. This show's aim is for you to have a good time. (i did!)

Also While the story itself is a little cliche, i had a good time. It has s... Read more Read less

62
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if You want to see the actors, you want to support the playwrite.

Don't see it if You want a coherent plot or are expecting the show to address issues like privilege and lgbt ( it tries, but fails in my opinion)

Also The first 5 minutes of the show have a small introduction by 2 lgbtq a... Read more Read less

96
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Be careful when choosing your seat

See it if You want to see a brilliant musical revival. The costumes, the set and the actors are all amazing!

Don't see it if You want to see a new musical, or dont like musicals/long shows (nearly 3hs long) see below for comments on seating

Also I would have given this show a perfect 100, it certainly deserves it B... Read more Read less

85
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Magical

See it if You like the movie, like Disney, love big shows with big effects. LOVED the staging and lighting effects!

Don't see it if You hate Disney, Frozen or happy, funny shows. Dont see it If you're looking for something with deep substance (its a kids movie!)

Also It stays true to the movie, adding a bit of Broadway magic. The effect... Read more Read less

68
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy thought provoking shows, have an interest in story lines about people with disabilities, focusing on deafness.

Don't see it if You want an easy to understand plot, elaborate staging or a musical.

Also I was not familiar with this show/ story before this production. The a... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Sweet

See it if You enjoy shows with Jewish humor and LGBTQ topics. It was a sweet and cute story. Made me laugh and made me cry.

Don't see it if You are expecting a story about Harvey Milk, it feels like he is very much a background character.

Also Loved the finale, but I feel like it took way to long to get there. Wh... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Later Life
Midtown W
Slow, Clever, Intelligent

See it if You like plays about middle aged couples re-living the past

Don't see it if You don't want a slow moving play (with no intermission) or are looking for a clear, happy ending

93
Betrayal
Midtown W
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

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!

69
During previews
Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious

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

86
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

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

95
Douglas
Gramercy
Quirky, Masterful, Funny, Clever

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

45
Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing

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

65
Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

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

90
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Great dancing, Raunchy, Quirky

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

76
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

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

96
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like to laugh! Definitely laughed out loud more than a few times. The actor's performances were amazing. Santino as always a delight

Don't see it if You dont like musicals or are looking for something with a message (it has one, but i feel the aim here is to entertain rather than educate)

Also I watched the movie yeaaaars ago, so i knew the basics but forgot a gr... Read more Read less

73
Women Behind Bars
West Village
Great acting, Funny

See it if You like raunchy comedies, want to see great performances by talented women

Don't see it if You want a big production

Also The individual performances by the actresses were really amazing. Howe... Read more Read less

85
During previews
The Cake
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an amazing performance by Debra Jo Rupp, you enjoy a thought provoking debate and moving plays. It is sweet and funny.

Don't see it if You are not open minded or are uncomfortable with LGBTQ or religious themes. This play shows both sides really well and empathizes with both

73
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like comedy stand up shows and want to listen to a fresh and funny critique of the issues the US struggles with.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or don't want to hear about politics.

Also He takes on both sides politically, so it is balanced out. However you... Read more Read less

94
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Heartwarming

See it if You want a well performed, well written and profound play. You like dramas and stories that touch your heart. It's sweet but heartbreaking

Don't see it if You want a comedy or a musical. You are uncomfortable with themes like gay marriage, family issues or tragedy.

71
Funny, Confusing, Fluffy, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like the Go-Go's, you want to have fun, like silly musicals or want to see a show with lgbtq representation

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound plot or dislike old-English style dialogue. I had fun, but i was also very confused for the 1st 20 min

79
Williston
East Village
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see an original play with some great acting

Don't see it if You want to see a big production or are uninterested in new plays

70
Clever, Funny, Intelligent

See it if You want to learn about consciousness in an original way and if you like rap music. Ted talk + Rap

Don't see it if You don't like solo shows, rap music or want a play/musical for purely entertainment, this one you have to think and pay attention.

Also Baba is very talented, the show is definitely original and he's a good... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great dancing

See it if You want to see amazing performers and appreciate the male body and the art of dance. You want a unique and fun theatrical experience

Don't see it if Half naked men dancing with other men in tutus and high heels makes you uncomfortable. You want dialogue or dislike artistic performances

Also Had an amazing time in this show!! It is beautifully choreographed and... Read more Read less

100
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Heartwarming, Sweet

See it if You want to hear a wonderful actress tell the story of her obstacles and triumphs with her image as a Hollywood actress

Don't see it if You don't like story telling shows or solo shows (although i usually don't and I loved it!)

Also Amazing performance!! It has heart, it is funny and I found her anecdo... Read more Read less

81
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Raunchy

See it if You are familiar with the book/movie and want to see it live with you being part of it.

Don't see it if You don't want a naked man right on your face, you get uncomfortable with audience interactions or any of the topics on the warning advisory

Also Actors were brilliant, it's a small, simple set but the show is great.... Read more Read less

73
MUMMENSCHANZ: you & me
Upper W Side
Clever, Original, Abstract, Artistic

See it if You like abstract/original type of shows (ie. miming/puppetry). It is a different type of performance, but nonetheless enjoyable.

Don't see it if You want a plot, a big production or are uncomfortable with silence (all you hear are pretty much the audience reactions here and there)

Also Slow and quirky at times but very visually beautiful at others. The pe... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Edgy, Clever

See it if You want to watch a funny performance by talented people. It's a fun satire into the theatre world.

Don't see it if You are looking for a big performance or a big production. You dont like shows that poke fun at certain issues (privilege, lgbt)

Also There are a lot of references and inside-jokes into the theatre indust... Read more Read less

71
Travesties
Midtown W
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy fast paced plays with some historical background/inspiration

Don't see it if You don't know anything about the show, the historical figures it mentions or The importance of being Ernest. You will be VERY confused.

80
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if You love Rock music (80's mostly), love classical music and would like to see them combined and live. You want to have fun at a rock concert

Don't see it if You want a Show (play/musical). This is a CONCERT by awesome musicians. You hate classic rock or classical music

Also I had a great time!! If you are a fan of Journey, Queen, and love all ... Read more Read less

71
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Cliched, Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy meaningful plays, Like writing that leave you thinking or are a fan of the actors.

Don't see it if You prefer a fast paced show or have a short attention span, I feel like it could be 20 min shorter

92
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Jimmy Buffett (you dont have to tho), you want a happy, fun night at the theater with a show to unwind and just have fun!

Don't see it if You want a show with a deep, thought provoking story line. Its a very cliche rom-com type of story line but can be enjoyed nonetheless

Also If you want to have fun, laugh, sing along (in a theater adequate way ... Read more Read less