Jana6240

Syracuse | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (209)
75
Entertaining, Clever
October 2nd, 2022

See it if you love Sondheim and/or this very impressive cast.

Don't see it if you don't like long shows. I mean, we all know what Into the Woods is at this point.

Also I wanted more from Patina Miller as the Witch but I genuinely loved St... Read more Read less

80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
August 1st, 2022

See it if you like a show that makes you think.

Don't see it if you prefer fluff or big showy musicals. Or if you hate comments on society.

Also How is it possible that this is more relevant in 2022 than it was back... Read more Read less

80
POTUS
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great acting
April 28th, 2022

See it if you love these ladies. I'd see them in almost anything.

Don't see it if you want a serious drama or if you hate foul language.

Also I don't know that this is a "good" play, but I had a great time! This ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Emotional
April 28th, 2022

See it if you like very emotional shows that make you reflect on your life.

Don't see it if you want something peppy and cheery.

Also Emotionally manipulative, I cried pretty much the entire time. Debra M... Read more Read less

80
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fun, Great singing, Clever
April 28th, 2022

See it if you like a funny and heartfelt show with incredible singing.

Don't see it if you want a plot-driven play.

Also Having loved the cast recording for years now (I was supposed to see t... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Enchanting, Clever
February 28th, 2022

See it if you want to see a small but lovely production of a rarely-done show.

Don't see it if you prefer a big showy spectacle.

Also One member of the cast seemed to be a weaker singer than the rest, whi... Read more Read less

45
Slow, Confusing, Ambitious
December 12th, 2021

See it if you are fascinated by LSD? If you love long, confusing plays?

Don't see it if you are a fan of Cary Grant or you like plays that have a clear plot.

Also This was messy. And totally unnecessary.

75
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Confusing, Ambitious
December 12th, 2021

See it if you love Company and want to see a new take on it.

Don't see it if you are dedicated to the classic Company and don't want to see it changed at all.

Also I liked most of the show, and I'm very glad I saw it, but I'm not conv... Read more Read less

55
Basic, Bland, Cute
December 12th, 2021

See it if you really love the movie and want to see something that is JUST like the movie.

Don't see it if you are looking for an original Broadway musical or a new take.

Also Cameron Adams makes every show she is in better.

85
Mack & Mabel
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Clever
February 23rd, 2020

See it if you want to see a rarely-done show done beautifully well.

Don't see it if you hate shows that don't have a happy ending.

Also I've always loved this score, and I'm so excited that Encores finally ... Read more Read less

80
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
February 7th, 2020

See it if you want to see a totally new interpretation of a classic.

Don't see it if you hate violence or modern retellings

Also Byrne and Cannavale are both exquisite in this. At times, you feel for... Read more Read less

70
Quirky, Funny, Clever
February 7th, 2020

See it if you love a parody of old Barbara Stanwyck-type movies

Don't see it if you have no knowledge of old Barbara Stanwyck-type movies. It's fun if you know what it's sending up, but I think it could be confusing

30
During previews
Excruciating, Great singing, Cliched
November 30th, 2019

See it if you LOVE Alanis Morissette music and/or you love things that are "woke."

Don't see it if you prefer a show with subtext, a classic musical, or if you hate scream-singing.

Also Whoa, baby. This was rough. Everyone out there is singing and dancing ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Fun, Great singing
November 27th, 2019

See it if you love the music of Maury Yeston and appreciate a cabaret-type evening.

Don't see it if you want a book musical with a plot. This is just songs strung together (in a very charming way).

Also What a cute, fun show! The staging was great, the singing was wonderfu... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite
November 25th, 2019

See it if you've never seen a production of Evita that you truly loved. I think this would change your mind.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that are sung-through. This is still pretty true to the Evita we all know in that sense.

Also LOVED IT. Both Evitas were amazing, the singing was incredible, the st... Read more Read less

80
Enchanting, Clever
October 14th, 2019

See it if you want to hear a bunch of rarely-done Porter songs done delightfully well

Don't see it if you prefer a book musical or a big splashy visual show

Also This is one of the best muftis I've seen! Thoroughly enjoyable, not a ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Slow, Absorbing
September 30th, 2019

See it if you are a Tennessee Williams completist or if you want to see Marisa Tomei give a very beautiful performance.

Don't see it if you like shorter plays with lots of action.

Also I don't know that I love this play (it dragged a little, in my opinion... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Resonant, Absorbing
September 23rd, 2019

See it if you want to see a beautifully-done two person show about things that are incredibly sad.

Don't see it if you prefer a big flashy show or something upbeat.

Also Mary-Louise Parker is absolutely incredible in this. I'm not sure I lo... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Funny, Clever
September 19th, 2019

See it if you are a Forbidden Broadway fan, a Broadway fan in general, or if you love parodies

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with current Broadway shows, or if hate parodies. I guess pass if you hate The Triad, too.

Also I LOVE Forbidden Broadway. I've seen every incarnation since 2004 at l... Read more Read less

60
During previews
Slow
August 30th, 2019

See it if you love Pinter's work or if you don't mind a really slow play.

Don't see it if you like more action/plot.

Also This plodded along, though I thought Hiddleston and Cox were great. Wh... Read more Read less

70
Funny, Great staging, Dated
June 4th, 2019

See it if you want to see the talented Laura Benanti or you just really love My Fair Lady.

Don't see it if you prefer modern musicals or fresh takes on older shows.

Also Look, everyone knows what My Fair Lady is. It's long. This production ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Slow, Great acting
May 7th, 2019

See it if you love the cast and want to see some terrific acting.

Don't see it if you prefer shows that are fast-paced and have lots of substance.

Also I think I just hate this play. Bland. Long. Slow. Audra and Michael co... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Cliched
May 2nd, 2019

See it if you love The Temptations. Or if you liked Jersey Boys.

Don't see it if you like a show with an engaging and interesting plot and numbers that are relevant to the story, or if you dislike jukebox musicals.

Also Did you like Jersey Boys? Because this is Jersey Boys. For better or f... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Flashy, Funny
April 21st, 2019

See it if you love the movie Beetlejuice.

Don't see it if you hate the movie Beetlejuice, hate swearing, or like a traditional old-fashioned musical.

Also The book is funny. SO FUNNY. The songs are forgettable and honestly ju... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting
April 15th, 2019

See it if you like bonkers-experimental stuff and are a Shakespeare fan.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional theater, dislike broad humor, or know nothing about Titus Andronicus.

Also To me, this is a group of TERRIFIC actors doing a weird play that I di... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Delightful, Clever
April 5th, 2019

See it if you like humor. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard at the theater.

Don't see it if you hate humor, hate the movie Tootsie, or hate...swearing, I guess?

Also I honestly really, really liked this. It was hilarious, there wasn't a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Masterful, Ambitious, Clever
March 25th, 2019

See it if you want to see a wholly unique take on a classic American musical.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist in terms of old-school musicals.

Also I really loved 90% of this production, and I'm not a big R&H person. T... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Intelligent, Funny, Absorbing
March 18th, 2019

See it if you are someone living in America in 2019. Seriously, everyone should see this.

Don't see it if you hate women and don't want your mind changed about that.

Also This was just spectacular. Funny, moving, educational. It made me real... Read more Read less

80
Lolita, My Love
Midtown E
Ambitious, Quirky
February 25th, 2019

See it if you want to see a show that is SO rare and weird beyond words.

Don't see it if you hate the story of Lolita (I mean, we all know what it is).

Also I am SO glad I got to see this. I think this is one of the best Mufti'... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great dancing
February 23rd, 2019

See it if you want to see a really great revival of a classic show or if you are a Kelli O'Hara fan (I mean, who isn't?).

Don't see it if you don't like big showy dance numbers or double entendres.

Also For me, the two low parts of this show were the revisions and Lois. An... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Ambitious
February 21st, 2019

See it if you like plays that deal with attitudes toward race throughout the years.

Don't see it if you prefer your shows a little more nuanced. The humor in this is played very broadly.

Also I liked the first act much better than the second, but some of the hum... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great singing
February 16th, 2019

See it if you like shows that are a little fantastical or are in general a fan of superhero stories.

Don't see it if you like stories more grounded in reality or dislike family dramas.

Also I quite liked this! The cast was strong across the board and even thou... Read more Read less

75
During previews
We Are The Tigers
East Village
Clever, Funny
February 11th, 2019

See it if you are a fan of horror movies, cheerleader movies, and/or musicals. This is a great combo of the three.

Don't see it if you dislike the topic of murder or if you prefer a big flashy Broadway show.

Also I wish this show had either leaned a little more toward camp or taken ... Read more Read less

70
Call Me Madam
Midtown W
Dated, Funny
February 11th, 2019

See it if you are either an Encores! or Carmen Cusack fan.

Don't see it if you dislike dated musicals about politics.

Also This was just fine. Not outstanding, not terrible. Ben Davis and Laure... Read more Read less

55
Banal, Dated
February 11th, 2019

See it if you want to see a nice production of a rarely-done show .

Don't see it if you like shows with substance or if you dislike the mufti format.

Also I don't think there was anything wrong with this production, the cast ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky
February 3rd, 2019

See it if you are a Spring Awakening superfan or are interested in seeing a creative reimagining of a classic story.

Don't see it if you prefer a more traditional storytelling style, or dislike the topics of sexuality/drugs/war.

Also There are some parts of this that are really great, but for the most p... Read more Read less

70
Carmelina
Midtown E
Funny, Great singing
January 27th, 2019

See it if you are open to the mufti style and want to see a solid production of a rarely-done show.

Don't see it if you dislike shows that have a very pat ending or if you prefer a big fancy showbiz-type musical.

Also Andrea Burns is CRAZY talented. The plot of the show was fun, but the ... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Ambitious, Quirky
January 27th, 2019

See it if you want to see a production of a rarely-done but much-loved musical.

Don't see it if you saw and enjoyed the 2012 Encores version. I don't think this improves upon it.

Also They are definitely taking an interesting approach to this show, but I... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Dark
January 12th, 2019

See it if you like dark one-acts

Don't see it if you dislike dark topics or want a big flashy show

Also 'Night Mother is one my all-time favorites, and it is beautifully done... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
January 4th, 2019

See it if you want to see an incredible interpretation of a classic American novel.

Don't see it if you are racist and/or hate straight plays.

Also I had kind of low expectations given how much I disliked Sorkin's rece... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Funny
December 2nd, 2018

See it if you are open to musicals with small casts that focus on dark comedies.

Don't see it if you dislike themes of depression and suicide, or want a big flashy musical.

Also The cast members are definitely comedians first and singers second, bu... Read more Read less

25
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing
November 30th, 2018

See it if you love a mess of a musical, or if you just really want to see the giant puppet.

Don't see it if you like quality musical theater. This is not that.

Also The puppet is impressive. Fine. But the songs are CRAZY. Techno? Laser... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Ambitious, Great singing
November 20th, 2018

See it if you are a HUGE Cher fan, like snazzy sets/costumes, & love seeing SJB, Emily Skinner, or Michael Berresse being amazing

Don't see it if you dislike bio-musicals that just kind of have songs shoe-horned in. They don't work too hard to make things smooth.

Also Stephanie J. Block, Emily Skinner, and Michael Berresse are all wonder... Read more Read less

55
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting
November 11th, 2018

See it if you want to see Bryan Cranston do an incredible job with this role.

Don't see it if you hate gimmicky staging.

Also Cranston delivers a Tony-worthy performance, but WOW the staging is al... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Delightful, Funny
October 27th, 2018

See it if you like Birbiglia's style of comedy

Don't see it if you dislike standup comedy. This is obviously not a traditional Broadway show

75
During previews
Delightful, Cliched, Funny
October 27th, 2018

See it if you like silly shows with lots of Broadway references

Don't see it if you dislike shows with a message of tolerance and acceptance

Also I don't think most of the songs are too impressive, and the second act... Read more Read less

80
Ordinary Days
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting
October 24th, 2018

See it if you enjoy a quirky little piece about some random/ordinary/fascinating New Yorkers.

Don't see it if you want a big shiny musical with a crazy set and a million cast members.

75
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting
October 5th, 2018

See it if you like family dramas , great acting, and high emotion.

Don't see it if you hate family dramas, coarse language, or Stockard Channing just killing it.

Also This was a loooong play but it didn't drag at all for me. Stockard Cha... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Disappointing, Slow
September 15th, 2018

See it if you want to see Kristine Nielsen be absolutely brilliant in a slow, if emotionally moving, play.

Don't see it if you dislike shows that take a while to get started and kind of plod along.

Also One of the four actresses spoke so quietly that in the second row from... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Intense
September 11th, 2018

See it if you enjoy shows about high schoolers who don't fit in and MPDGs whom they love.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more old-school musical with lyrics you can actually hear/understand.

Also This show is SO. LOUD. The music was so loud I honestly couldn't hear ... Read more Read less