J NYC

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (27)
69
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an intriguing debut play/theatre experience that puts style and ideas on the frontburner.

Don't see it if formal gymnastics rather in place of character development frustrate you.

80
Ambitious, Disappointing, Edgy, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want to see a really well acted play about straight white male privileged. Super relevant in 2018.

Don't see it if You saw the prior Off Bway run—the production was stronger in that iteration.

93
During previews
Lewiston/Clarkston
West Village
Intimate, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see 2 interrelated plays about legacy & the American experiment performed in a very intimate setting. Great acting & design too.

Don't see it if It’s a full evening (3ish hours), but it’s worth it.

Also Saw this early in previews. I love how interconnected these plays are.... Read more Read less

69
The Moors
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you love the Bronte Sisters and Monty Python equally.

Don't see it if you need everything in a play to add up.

60
During previews
The Light Years
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy period pieces and plots with concurrent storylines.

Don't see it if you're expecting the play to connect all its dots, cross all its T's, or dot all its I's.

Also The writing, acting, directing, and design haven't coalesced (yet), bu... Read more Read less

70
For a previous production
Sweat
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Resonant, Schematic, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of issue plays.

Don't see it if you want a light evening at the theatre.

Also While the play's ideas and themes are compelling and relevant, the sto... Read more Read less

88
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Shepard, dig the mythology of the American West, and want to experience an intense revival of a contemporary classic.

Don't see it if you think Shepard's work is a misogynistic and/or are seeking an evening of non-stop laughs.

72
The Visit
Midtown W
Original, Thought-provoking, Intense, Quirky

See it if you're 1.) an avid fan of Kander and Ebb, 2.) want to see Chita on Broadway, and/or 3.) have a deep appreciation for dark musicals.

Don't see it if you have an aversion for dark musicals (e.g. Assassins, Sweeney Todd, etc). This one's definitely on the darker end of that spectrum.

94
Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Funny

See it if you're a fan of South Park's humor and are in the mood for non-stop laughs.

Don't see it if you're easily offended by humor at the expense of Mormonism.

89
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you're a fan of immersive theater, dance, adaptations, and Shakespeare/Macbeth.

Don't see it if you aren't curious and can't keep your mouth shut and a mask on for a few hours. Not sure if they can accommodate non-able bodied patrons.

Also IMO, it's worth taking a second to (re)read Macbeth--or at at least a ... Read more Read less

94
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Original

See it if you can afford a ticket.

Don't see it if you don't like American history or have trouble keeping up with fast-paced lyrics and storytelling.

91
During previews
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in seeing a layered portrait of 20-somethings being radicalized.

Don't see it if you want nonstop laughs. It's an intense, thought-provoking and very moving drama.

Also The ensemble is absolutely fantastic.

40
During previews
Ambitious, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in an unconventional adaptation of a classic with some star power behind it.

Don't see it if you're interested in pure Chekhov.

Also The parallels that are attempted to be drawn between Russian serfdom a... Read more Read less

80
The Crucible
Midtown W
Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you're interested in a classic being smartly reimagined.

Don't see it if you're only interested in a straightforward, period version of this classic.

65
During previews
India Pale Ale
Midtown W
Disappointing, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you’re interested in a story about immigrants struggling to retain their cultural identity in the Midwest.

Don't see it if you’re hoping for a formally challenging work or convincing characters or character development in the vein of Men on Boats.

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very relevant and of-the-moment piece of theatre that’s filled with passion and fury.

Don't see it if you’re not interested in politics, are tired of politics, or just need a break from politics. But this piece is worth it.

55
The Antipodes
Midtown W
Indulgent, Overrated, Funny, Great acting

See it if plays predominately about upper-class white Americans shooting the shit in a television writers room speak to you.

Don't see it if you're expecting a well-wrought piece of writing. The solid acting and directing cover up an under-baked script.

67
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you want a light, unchallenging evening at the theater and enjoy romcoms.

Don't see it if you are expecting something deep or have an aversion to LGBTQ themes.

Also The performances outshine the writing.

77
During previews
Among the Dead
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Dizzying, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to experience a new take on a family reunion story and are also interested in seeing a new spin on a war narrative.

Don't see it if you only like linear plots and/or have trouble following multiple storylines at once (there are 3 storylines in this instance).

Also I appreciate how the play toys with the expected war narrative while a... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Kingdom Come
Midtown W
Funny, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Great acting

See it if you want to support new work/emerging playwrights.

Don't see it if you're hoping for characters with depth or story with an original point of view about the online world.

Also While on the surface the story is entertaining, a play like The Nether... Read more Read less

88
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you 1.) want to support new plays and 2.) are interested in seeing an new story told through a recognizable narrative.

Don't see it if you don't love well-made plays and linear storytelling.

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Funny, Delightful

See it if you're a tourist and want to see a decent revival of a work by music theater legends Kander, Ebb, and Fosse.

Don't see it if 1.) you're looking to avoid tourists, 2.) you're looking for elaborate sets, or 3.) are feeling a little adventurous.

90
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Clever, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to support emerging writers and are interested in a story focused on the lives of young women.

Don't see it if you need big events to drive a story. This is, ultimately, a character study.

Also This production features a tight ensemble and good writing, but it's r... Read more Read less

93
The Humans
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if 1.) you aren't tired of seeing a compelling family drama on stage and 2.) want to support good new writing on Broadway.

Don't see it if 1.) you've had your fill of family dramas, 2.) need non-stop laughs to keep you awake, 3.) don't care for stories that are slow burns.

Also The ensemble is solid, but Cassie Beck and Reed Birney give exceptiona... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Vietgone
Midtown W
Dizzying, Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Overrated

See it if 1.) you prefer style over substance and 2.) you love the comic book aesthetic.

Don't see it if 1.) you have a hard time engaging with non-linear storytelling and 2.) want a balance of substance and style.

76
During previews
A Life
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you appreciate new writing and are a fan of Playwrights Horizons and Adam Bock's other work.

Don't see it if you need a moment-to-moment action packed night at the theater.

Also The opening section of the play with DHP is engrossing, but the play p... Read more Read less

89
During previews
The Healing
Midtown W
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Original

See it if you like smart, new, thought-provoking writing and want to help advance artists with disabilities.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light comedy.