J-Gru

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Comic-book-loving, atheist, loud-mouth snowflake with a big heart that makes trades at Marvel Comics.
Reviews (49)
90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if You like Mike Birbiglia, long-form stand up or one-man shows.

Don't see it if You don't like long-form stand up or Mike Birbiglia.

75
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like one-woman plays, you enjoy British accents, you're not looking for a big production.

Don't see it if You have trouble with thick accents, you don't like teen angst, you want something polished.

Also If you go see this, please be aware it's a tiny theater, so if you're ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Funny, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You're a huge fan of Trainspotting, like immersive theater, don't mind being touched by strangers, want to see something fun & different.

Don't see it if You don't want to be touched by strangers, would hate to be splashed with fake shit, are prudish in any way, don't like nudity.

Also Andrew Barrett as Renton was particularly great. He gets Ewan McGregor... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Joshua Jackson. If you're interested in the deaf community and want a small insight into their lives.

Don't see it if You want a grander show (very simple set). You think it might bother you to hear someone constantly translating sign language.

75
During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Great singing

See it if You have to see everything Disney. You are visiting and want to see something with your kids.

Don't see it if You expect something equal to or better than the movie. There's one really amazing scene but the rest is just OK.

Also None of the added songs reach the levels of the songs from the movie. ... Read more Read less

80
Funny, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like a funny play that's a little fantastical. Or if you like Amy Schumer or Keegan-Michael Key because they do a wonderful job.

Don't see it if If you want something more serious or realistic.

Also While I thoroughly enjoyed this play, I do not believe it was worth th... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Raunchy, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a very sexual, gay version of A Clockwork Orange.

Don't see it if You want to see a powerful play. The powerful story is lost to sexy guys taking their shirts off and grabbing each others crotch.

Also I might've enjoyed this more for what it is if I knew what to expect. ... Read more Read less

100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Funny, Emotional

See it if You want to see a historic, funny, powerful, relevant, moving play.

Don't see it if You don't want to cry.

76
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if A funny play with great performances.

Don't see it if You want something upbeat.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a really well acted one-woman story.

Don't see it if You have trouble with accents or cursing and a bit raunchy behavior.

87
Delightful, Great singing, Romantic, Funny, Beautiful music

See it if You love opera or if you want to try opera. You want to hear beautiful singing, you like modern, funny takes on old classics.

Don't see it if You hate opera. You want something serious.

87
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You like excellent acting, dark comedies, puppets, religious satire. You want to see something original.

Don't see it if You have trouble with poking fun at religion, you hate puppets, you don't like dark humor. If you're easily offended.

73
Fluffy, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a silly play. Anna Chlumsky was great.

Don't see it if You're easily bored, you don't like silly plays. You want to see René Fleming sing.

94
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you love wrestling, or even if you don't. You want to see something different.

Don't see it if You just really can't stand the idea of a wrestling play.

75
Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a well written drama.

Don't see it if You want something upbeat or you are a homophobe.

95
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a funny musical with great acting and gorgeous sets! The set design was so clever!

Don't see it if You want to see something serious or you'll be really upset with slight changes from the movie.

70
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like small, short, thought-provoking plays. You like Mamet. You're a fan of Chris Bauer or Lawrence Gilliard Jr. They were great.

Don't see it if You get bored easily. You want humor.

70
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You want to see something different. You don't mind a bit of weird. You want to see some great, funny acting.

Don't see it if You like a more straightforward story.

86
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see something a little different. The cast was excellent and it was interesting how all the stories came together.

Don't see it if There's some weird business in between each scene where they wave their arms around and it's silly, don't see it if you can't get past that.

76
Funny, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You love David Tennant. He's wonderful in this. It's a bit hard to follow, so it helps if you already know the story.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare.

75
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You have any interest in Van Gogh and don't mind a slower play with a one-man cast.

Don't see it if If you want to see something upbeat and energetic.

93
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You want to see something different! Funny, great songs, and awesome puppets! What more do you need?!

Don't see it if You're looking for something PG. This has some very adult songs/situations.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Riveting

See it if You're curious about Mormonism, you love to laugh, and/or if you're a fan of South Park.

Don't see it if You are offended by making light fun of a religion.

97
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of the Lion King and musicals!

Don't see it if You don't like Disney movies or musicals.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want something different with interesting visuals (or if you've read and liked the book).

Don't see it if You want a musical or you want something very upbeat.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Must see, Riveting

See it if You want to see an excellent musical about and interesting topic with a modern twist to the music.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this is if you can't get/afford tickets.

Also I wanted to see this based on everyone loving it but was still skeptic... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You like or are interested in one-person plays, You want to see Carey Mulligan knock it out of the park.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person plays. You want to see something upbeat.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Gut-wrenching, Riveting

See it if You want an emotional play, to see an amazing performance from Billie Piper & don't mind feeling like you were punched in the gut after.

Don't see it if you want something upbeat, you don't like frank sex or pregnancy discussions. If you're looking for the original play.

Also I had no idea what to expect and this really got me. I don't connect w... Read more Read less

45
During previews
Disappointing, Embarrassing, Cheesy

See it if You like corny wedding singer versions of classic rock songs poorly merged with beautiful classical music.

Don't see it if You actually like classical music or good versions of your favorite classic rock.

Also I do want to say the orchestra played beautifully. Unfortunately, the ... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing, Good acting

See it if You want to see anything at all about Shakespeare. You like one-woman shows.

Don't see it if You don't like one-woman shows.

Also This was OK. She was a decent actor, but there were things that really... Read more Read less

30
Cliched, Banal, Good band

See it if You really hate religion and the ridiculousness of the bible. But even then...it's hard to think of a reason to see this.

Don't see it if You want to see something new. You are easily offended by profanity.

Also I'll be honest, I love when things make fun of the ridiculousness of r... Read more Read less

25
Banal, Disappointing, Great singing, Excruciating

See it if You are so into this part of history you don't care if it's bad and doesn't present anything new or interesting.

Don't see it if You want to see a good show.

Also The writing for this play was just terrible. It was embarrassing to wa... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You've read the book, you want to see something different, you like political plays. Mature audiences only.

Don't see it if You don't like intense, political drama. You are easily squeamish or epileptic (flashing lights).

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You want a fun, beautiful, entertaining musical.

Don't see it if You want something more thought-provoking or serious.

80
Clever, Funny, Delightful

See it if You are a huge Potterhead. Both books and movies.

Don't see it if You don't love Harry Potter. You need to love HP to enjoy all the inside jokes.

92
Ambitious, Enchanting, Funny, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want to see some really clever sets, you like quirky, odd plays, you like dark humor and dystopian stories.

Don't see it if you prefer more conventional theater, you don't like dark humor, you want something uplifting.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Great writing, Seinfeld, Great acting

See it if You just want to see an episode of Seinfeld or Curb on stage. You love all things Larry David.

Don't see it if You can't stand Larry David's writing, you want something new.

81
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like period pieces, you like dark comedies, you like Anthony Burgess.

Don't see it if You want something upbeat.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like 80s classic rock, you want to see a fun, entertaining musical.

Don't see it if You HATE 80s classic rock, you want something serious.

100
Delightful, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You love Monty Python and/or you love to laugh.

Don't see it if You don't laugh at silliness.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Cliched

See it if You love a cappella, you live in NYC or you're just visiting. It's a sweet, fun (if a little cliched) story and the singing is excellent!

Don't see it if You want something more serious or thought-provoking or for some reason you don't like a cappella.

30
Disappointing, Dated, Slow

See it if You don't mind throwing money away to see some pretty sets and costumes. You're not looking for amazing acrobatics.

Don't see it if You like cirque di soliel or Avatar. Much better acrobatics in their other shows and the story was boring.

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see emotions and beautiful acting.

Don't see it if You are looking for something upbeat.

28
Disappointing, Indulgent, Edgy

See it if You want to see something a little different but don't care that it's not that good.

Don't see it if You like good theater.

27
Overrated, Disappointing, Not funny

See it if You like ridiculous over-the-top jokes. Or if you're curious about the fact that one guy plays a lot of roles.

Don't see it if You want to see something with actual humor and intelligence.

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Incredible score, Absorbing

See it if You love a musical with fun songs and great sets. The story is engaging and the music is fantastic.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

75
Clever, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You love Disney and/or Aladdin the movie.

Don't see it if If you are not already a fan of Aladdin.

96
Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Great singing

See it if You like the idea of a twist on an old classic.

Don't see it if You don't like changes to old stories.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You've read and liked the graphic novel. Or if you want a great, funny musical with a new and modern story and fun songs. Or if you're LGBT.

Don't see it if You don't like great musicals or you have strong negative bias towards homosexuality.