Jenna the Musical

New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  Zero-time Tony Award® winner.
Reviews (275)
95
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
November 29th, 2022

See it if Audra McDonald is giving a phenomenal performance. If you want an evening at the theatre that will make you think, this is for you.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical or lighter fare.

83
During previews
Weightless
Upper W Side
Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Ambitious
September 23rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy shows that blur the lines between rock concert and musical. It also runs only a little over an hour and moves quickly.

Don't see it if you'd prefer to see a fully staged musical – this is more of a concert.

Also I saw the show back in 2019 during the Public's Under the Radar Festiv... Read more Read less

68
Quirky, Ambitious
September 2nd, 2019

See it if you enjoy supporting up and coming talent/new work in development.

Don't see it if you're looking for a production that's polished and well-thought-out.

Also There's a lot of great concepts in here, but it still felt like a work... Read more Read less

80
During previews
In the Penal Colony
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
July 15th, 2019

See it if you're interested in seeing a powerful, movement-heavy piece examining ideas of power, patriarchy and punishment in society.

Don't see it if you need a linear, fully developed plot in order to understand a play rather than something that tends to be more conceptual overall.

78
Proof of Love
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
May 19th, 2019

See it if the idea of a gripping monologue about a woman's conflict over her husband's comatose state and secret infidelity excites you.

Don't see it if a one-woman monologue about sensitive themes like affairs and injury/near death experiences would trouble you.

95
Absorbing, Must see, Great staging
April 27th, 2019

See it if you're looking for a show that doesn't feel like a traditional old fashioned musical.

Don't see it if you'd prefer a big, splashy musical.

72
During previews
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Enjoyable, Slow, Relevant
October 16th, 2018

See it if provocative new works intrigue you. Occasionally confusing plot, but strong actors and a really cool set.

Don't see it if you're bothered by nudity, angsty youths and heated discussions about politics.

88
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Great writing, Must see
October 16th, 2018

See it if Missed this off-Broadway but SO happy I saw this. Absolutely enthralling. Superb actors in an incredibly timely play.

Don't see it if you avoid shows that deal with serious subject matter or discussions of sex/sexuality.

80
Edgy, Must see, Refreshing
October 16th, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by a fresh take on a classic musical. Definitely edgier than what you'd expect from a typical R&H show.

Don't see it if you're an Oklahoma! purist. If you'd have objections to a reimagining of a classic, I'd skip this.

75
During previews
Slow, Resonant, Intense, Great acting
October 16th, 2018

See it if Elaine May is giving a PERFORMANCE. Worth it to see her alone. This is definitely an intellectual evening of theatre.

Don't see it if you're triggered by themes surrounding old age and complicated family dynamics.

79
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Funny
October 16th, 2018

See it if you'd enjoy seeing Stockard Channing onstage in a role that feels like it was written just for her.

Don't see it if you avoid family living room dramas. I have to say, this is my favorite show from Roundabout recently!

78
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent
September 20th, 2018

See it if Schreck is a natural storyteller and brings great depth and vulnerability to a piece that's very autobiographical and personal.

Don't see it if you don't like (nearly) one-woman shows or aren't in the mood to be intellectually challenged by a show.

92
During previews
Refreshing, Must see, Great singing, Heartbreaking
September 12th, 2018

See it if you love more intimate musicals a la Band's Visit. It helps to like Bob Dylan's music–with this show you'll hear it done in a whole new way.

Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional jukebox or bio-musical. This is more a play with music but it wows.

Also I saw this in London last fall at the Old Vic and it works so well in ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Hurricane Party
West Village
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Great writing
September 9th, 2018

See it if you live for edgy off-Broadway theatre and would be interested in seeing a play in a similar vein to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with seeing sex, drugs, and violence simulated onstage.

72
1969: The Second Man
East Village
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing
September 8th, 2018

See it if you like folk/rock musicals or have an interest in outer space. This show is charming and full of really enjoyable songs.

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical–this is more of a song cycle in concert form.

80
Drunk Shakespeare
Financial
Clever, Entertaining, Funny
September 3rd, 2018

See it if I had a GREAT time. You'll especially appreciate this if you know your Shakespeare and pop culture references.

Don't see it if you're under 21 or don't condone alcohol-infused fun.

55
Dated, Romantic, Overrated
September 2nd, 2018

See it if you loved the film and want to relive classic moments.

Don't see it if you're expecting this to be anything more than just the movie on stage.

Also I wish they had actually updated it with a more feminist perspective l... Read more Read less

72
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Great staging, Ambitious
September 2nd, 2018

See it if you're aware of Sarah Bernhardt and her career or are a fan of Janet McTeer. Helps to know about Bernhardt's history to fully understand.

Don't see it if don't appreciate period pieces and would prefer to see something more contemporary.

78
During previews
Quirky, Raunchy, Great acting, Funny
September 1st, 2018

See it if you enjoy comedies and want to see a new hilarious and quirky play written by a woman with a fantastic all-female cast.

Don't see it if prolonged discussions about sex and female sexuality make you uncomfortable.

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant
August 14th, 2018

See it if One of my favorite things I've seen at NYTW based on the sheer talent and quality of the production. The story resonates heavily today.

Don't see it if your attention span only lasts 90 minutes. This story is compelling and requires your undivided attention.

73
Clever, Funny, Great writing
August 14th, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by themes of gender and privilege, or if you want to see an all-star cast onstage. A fascinating exploration of identity.

Don't see it if you can't handle theatre-shaking pre-show music or don't want to grapple with heavy issues during a play.

68
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Intense, Edgy, Not for me
August 14th, 2018

See it if you're a fan of the source material or are looking for something outside of the traditional theatrical fare.

Don't see it if you, like myself, don't handle up-close-and-personal immersive theatre well. They sat me next to a toilet and I was like, NOPE.

75
Great staging, Romantic, Edgy, Ambitious
August 14th, 2018

See it if you loved the movie and are dying to see how it translates to the stage. Fabulous production value. Stellar performances.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see a show fully ready for Broadway. There's plenty of great material here but this is what out of town tryouts are for.

80
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense
August 14th, 2018

See it if you enjoy plays by Tracy Letts or are looking for a compelling drama about an incredibly complex female character.

Don't see it if you need constant, fast-paced action to keep your attention. This is nuanced, intimate and at times, slow.

52
Cliched, Disappointing
August 14th, 2018

See it if you'd appreciate a story about Jersey or are looking for a succession of cheap laughs.

Don't see it if you cringe at stereotypes, repetitive music, and underdeveloped female characters only introduced to inevitably pair off with the men.

80
Great writing, Refreshing, Enchanting, Delightful
August 1st, 2018

See it if you need something to put a smile on your face and temporarily restore your faith in humanity.

Don't see it if you're expecting the play Twelfth Night. This is cute, the music is great and it brings our community together as only the Public can.

95
The Damned
Upper E Side
Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking
July 23rd, 2018

See it if you adore Ivo's directorial work. This is not to be missed. A truly jaw-dropping, reflective + relevant piece that resonates strongly today.

Don't see it if you're triggered by intense violence, guns, nudity, and anything remotely shocking you could think of in connection to WWII era Germany

68
During previews
Ambitious, Great singing, Slow
July 16th, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by seeing a brand new original musical or want to reminisce about the Studio 54 era.

Don't see it if you avoid musicals that are more of a work-in-progress.

90
Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see, Resonant
July 14th, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by the concept of a moving and heart-wrenching look at queer love in the Civil War south.

Don't see it if you’re looking for something light or if intense historical dramas don’t appeal to you.

88
During previews
Great singing, Joyous, Must see
July 9th, 2018

See it if you appreciate timeless music performed by a cast that's truly electric. The choreography and vocals are unreal.

Don't see it if you require a musical with a plot. This is a revue with some common threads, and it’s really about friendship and love.

Also This is a show I was too young for the first time around but the cast ... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Charming, Entertaining, Fun
July 3rd, 2018

See it if you're looking for something that's not just the life story of a music group. This is a non-traditional jukebox musical that's a GREAT time.

Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with The Go-Go's or wouldn't care for a musical comedy that explores gender and sexuality.

90
Great singing, Resonant, Enchanting
July 3rd, 2018

See it if This was a must-see for fans of the album or for anyone who wanted to see something rarely done. An incredible cast.

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the score–it would still be enjoyable but this is very much a cult favorite.

88
Fabulous costumes, Must see, Great singing, Entertaining
July 3rd, 2018

See it if you love Cher. This is a different kind of jukebox musical that's a great time with phenomenal design and an all-star cast.

Don't see it if you don't have interest in learning about Cher's life story or don't enjoy her music.

55
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Disappointing, Ambitious, Slow
July 3rd, 2018

See it if an exploration of an early 1900s fire on Coney Island and a story about complex relationships and following passions sounds intriguing.

Don't see it if you're expecting extremely thought-provoking material.

Also I feel like this play was reaching for a greater commentary on society... Read more Read less

74
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Dark
July 3rd, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by a modern day exploration of race that transcends periods of time.

Don't see it if you're turned off by violence and harsh language.

80
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Clever, Entertaining
July 3rd, 2018

See it if you're tired of the traditional commercial Broadway fare and want to see something quirky and fun.

Don't see it if overly rhyme-y dialogue and songs bother you. You're looking for a serious musical.

78
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Gruesome
June 12th, 2018

See it if you're interested by an exploration of the lengths to which someone will go to protect their identity and beliefs.

Don't see it if you have the tendency to be repulsed by lifelike acts of violence. Some moments were difficult to watch.

75
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking
June 11th, 2018

See it if if you're intrigued by jazz and the culture surrounding it, or by an intimate glimpse at a community going through a period of change.

Don't see it if you aren't looking to confront heavy, darker themes.

80
During previews
Traditional, Great acting, Intense
June 11th, 2018

See it if you're a Shakespeare traditionalist and don't want a modern twist. It's just a great production of Othello.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Shakespeare–this play runs almost three hours.

82
Funny, Great staging, Dated
June 3rd, 2018

See it if you want to see this all-star cast onstage. We probably won't see a revival of this play on Broadway for a long time so now is your chance.

Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy a play examining LGBTQ themes.

82
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Intelligent
June 3rd, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by the ivory trade and want to be informed through an artistic medium.

Don't see it if you aren't intrigued by the subject matter.

86
Inferno A-Go-Go
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Delightful, Quirky
June 3rd, 2018

See it if you've seen DeLa in past shows or on Drag Race and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy fabulous costume changes or are looking for a play-this is more performance art meets one woman show.

70
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking
June 3rd, 2018

See it if you've enjoyed Joshua Harmon's previous plays or are interested in an exploration of youth and beauty.

Don't see it if raunchy jokes and partial nudity make you uncomfortable or if you expect Idina to sing.

95
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Hilarious, Resonant, Must see
May 25th, 2018

See it if you live for Dance Moms drama or want to see a hilarious and relevant new play by a female playwright about women.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with discussions of bodies and all the things that preteen girls go through.

78
Loverly, Great staging, Slow, Dated
May 25th, 2018

See it if you just want to see a good ol' fashioned revival of My Fair Lady.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see anything new or refreshing to revitalize a dated musical.

86
Great acting, Intense, Funny
May 25th, 2018

See it if you're interested in seeing a darkly comedic play by one of the greatest contemporary playwrights out there.

Don't see it if you're put off by colorful language or are looking for a play with a satisfying conclusion.

68
Cliched, Ambitious, Great dancing
May 25th, 2018

See it if you're a Tony Yazbeck fan or want to see delightful choreography by Susan Stroman.

Don't see it if you're expecting a well-written play. This could be beautiful as a dance piece, but minus the dialogue...

68
Dated, Great acting, Thought-provoking
April 25th, 2018

See it if you're intrigued by plays exploring deaf culture. Lauren Ridloff is incredible, in a breakout performance.

Don't see it if // the play was written in the 70s and feels slightly dated but still seems incredibly relevant to today.

40
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Unnecessary, Excruciating, Great singing
April 22nd, 2018

See it if you want to hear rock combined with classical music or if you want to see some of the strangest projections ever on a Broadway stage.

Don't see it if there's any other show you've been meaning to see. This is a concert you could probably see anywhere on tour.

68
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Funny
April 22nd, 2018

See it if you think you'd enjoy a quirky British comedy.

Don't see it if you have no interest in British humor or what might have happened in 1917 Zürich.