Its Raining Ben

New York City | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (18)
83
Classic, Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy old school musical comedies and/or shows that chronicle the lives of real people. (Also see for Beth Malone’s star performance)

Don't see it if you prefer more modern musical theater that deviates from the same tired musical comedy formula or only like shows that are large spectacles

88
Betrayal
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy smaller, intimate shows with top notch acting that will keep you totally invested for the entire 90 minutes

Don't see it if you don’t like minimalist shows with very little set or peoples or if you don’t like shows that have nonlinear storytelling

Also I was initially skeptical as I tend to not like dramas with small cast... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy bold and innovative theater that pushes the boundaries of what theater can be

Don't see it if you hate theater? There is no reason not to see this show, it has something for everyone

Also Quite simply the most incredible theatrical experience I have had in a... Read more Read less

54
Divisive, Disappointing, Raunchy, Slow, Great acting

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare (and are good at understanding people talking in verse) and crude humor (penis, farting and poop jokes galore)

Don't see it if you don't like any of the above or like shows with a clear to follow plot and actual characters that aren't caricatures

Also I went because I really like Nathan Lane, but liking the cast alone wi... Read more Read less

89
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy the movie/novel (it is a faithful adaptation), Jeff Daniels or moving and often tear-jerking stories done to perfection

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with shows that explore racism in the deep south during the post-Civil War era.

Also This show is phenomenal and the cast are all giving superb performance... Read more Read less

90
Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy theater that challenges you and the way you see the world. Even if this does not sound like your cup of tea, take a risk on this!

Don't see it if you prefer elaborately staged plays with large, ornate sets and costumes. This show is not much to look at but does a lot with a little.

Also I thought I would hate this show. The idea of a woman talking about th... Read more Read less

85
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like unique theatrical experiences that push the boundaries of what theater can be or want to see an all star cast giving it their all.

Don't see it if you don't care about spectacle and care more about a great script. While this show is brilliantly staged and acted it's script is just okay.

Also Bryan Cranston is the best reason to see this show, he is marvelous. T... Read more Read less

60
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you love the stories of Alice in Wonderland and enjoy cleverly staging and a rock-infused score

Don't see it if you do not know Alice in Wonderland and require more than just fun music and cool visuals to enjoy your evening at the theater

Also I know many people who LOVED this show , and some (myself included) wh... Read more Read less

92
Ambitious, Must see, Profound, Riveting, Edgy

See it if You enjoy shows that touch upon issues such as suicide, focus on LGBTQ characters and tell a nonlinear story in a new and innovative way.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by LGBTQ content, do not like nonlinear story telling or do not like shows that talk about suicide.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Quirky, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if minimalist theater aimed at teenagers with creative “found object” props and sets, especially if you enjoyed the book series

Don't see it if you are looking for a proper Broadway show, this show is a lot of fun but it’s an Off-Broadway parody show playing in a Broadway house

Also Having not read the book series I was a little lost at times, but coul... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Soft Power
East Village
Abstract, Confused, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy shows that a bit abstract, high-concept and are written for the now and feel relevant and timely in their messaging

Don't see it if you don’t like when shows get political or prefer straight-forward narratives with spectacle and catchy songs you can hum on your way out

Also More than any other show I’ve ever seen this musical is completely of ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Absorbing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Entertaining, Intimate

See it if you enjoy intimate two actor plays in tiny black box theaters that allow you to be feet away from the actors.

Don't see it if you look for spectacle in the plays that you see or you find Scottish accents hard to understand.

Also This is a well-acted and creative play examining the roles of toxic ma... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Masterful, Romantic, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see 2 accomplished actors at the top of their game in a classic play that is masterfully staged and directed.

Don't see it if you don't like plays with only 2 characters that are very dialogue and character driven. Or if you are uncomfortable with nudity and sex.

Also It is hard to think of 2 better actors than Audra McDonald and Michael... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You small, intimate, character-driven stories with top-notch vocals. Especially if you like shows about the black experience.

Don't see it if You prefer big, flashy musicals witch catchy songs that will have you tapping you toes and be stuck in your head days after.

Also This show is rumored to be coming to Broadway, so don't miss the oppor... Read more Read less

95
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you like ensemble driven shows and/or you enjoy shows that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next,

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward musical comedies with A plots and B plots

Also This is quite simply the best show I have ever seen on Broadway. Maste... Read more Read less

69
Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy/relate to stories about high schoolers and want to see a show with a unique score and a cool premise

Don't see it if you are bother by over the top acting or seeing 30 year olds play high schoolers. Also if you don’t like theater targeted at teens.

Also This show is very in your face and you will either be totally into it,... Read more Read less

67
During previews
Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like over the top musical comedies and just want to laugh. Similar shows include Something Rotten, Addams Family and Spongebob.

Don't see it if you like more cebral shows. This is not a thinking man's show, it also does not have the darkness the movie had.

Also This will be an incredibly divisive show and chances are you already k... Read more Read less

95
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy cutting edge theater that pushes the boundries of what theater is what theater can be.

Don't see it if You like more realistic shows or are not a fan of shows that incorporate ASL