Jenny 18

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (57)
30
Indulgent, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you loved the album and want to hear it by singers who aren't quite as good. You love "socially conscious" shows with a "positive message."

Don't see it if you don't want to watch an after-school special full of cliches smacking you upside the head that are attempting to seem edgy & relevant.

Also My dislike of the show is met with one major exemption - and that is L... Read more Read less

78
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night out at the theater, full of both giggles and full out laughter, parodying a Shakespearean tragedy.

Don't see it if you don't like parodies or prefer more serious or epic musicals (or straight plays). You don't like to laugh at pretty absurd situations.

89
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be knocked right in your feels with emotion. A super strong cast brings the honesty and pain of all sides.

Don't see it if you want a light fluff piece or if you see things in black & white with no shades of gray and no other points of view.

73
Betrayal
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see three brilliant actors shining onstage in a stripped down reverse-timeline drama.

Don't see it if you have recent relationship issues and don't want something that might hit close to home. You love fully staged dramas or hate minimalism.

70
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Epic, Overrated

See it if you want to see a family centric play with political leaning set during the 1980s in Ireland.

Don't see it if you want a comedy or a lively show.

Also After all the raves, I was a bit disappointed. The acting was absolute... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of the movie and of the 90s - especially 90s music. You aren't looking for something profound, just sheer fun entertainment.

Don't see it if you don't like songs with rewritten lyrics. You want a serious play that will leave you thinking afterwards.

Also I am right in the heart of the target audience on this one. I clearly ... Read more Read less

67
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Confusing

See it if you want to see something new out of a very classical piece. You love a good barn-raising hoedown.

Don't see it if you want your classical shows to stay classical.

Also I am glad I saw this production, but don't know if I'd recommend it. I... Read more Read less

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of the show and want to see an exceptional production of it. You like classical musicals and wonderful ensemble pieces.

Don't see it if you want something modern, groundbreaking and/or edgy. You prefer plays to musicals.

60
For a previous production
Great acting, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you want a fun evening with a fantastic cast

Don't see it if you get bored easily with somewhat repetitive action or you want a meaty story

81
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you are a Bob Dylan fan and want to see his songs in a story that make them feel true. You like bleakly realist shows and don't mind drama.

Don't see it if you want to see a happy or action packed show. You don't like character study pieces.

Also I enjoyed this show, but not quite as much as I was hoping to. I was v... Read more Read less

60
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you loved the movie and want to see some amazing songs sung live. You like a musical with elaborate costumes & sets.

Don't see it if you want a faithful remake of the movie. You want something profound or a show that will leave you thinking. You want something new & timely

79
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want a quick show full of non sequiturs that makes you laugh and think.

Don't see it if you want a big production with a linear story.

62
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Unique

See it if you want to see a visually gorgeous show with storytelling told through acting, dancing, puppetry, lighting, music & staging.

Don't see it if you want a happily ever after or don't want to be left thinking. Also if you want big showstopping production numbers.

Also I thought it was a lovely show, but it just didn't completely click fo... Read more Read less

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a phenomenal ensemble perform a profound & touching show. I've never had time fly by so quickly, so don't be daunted.

Don't see it if You want a lighthearted show or are afraid of shows tackling real issues.

77
During previews
Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Albee and want to see two of his one acts performed with gut-wrenching honesty by marvelous actors.

Don't see it if you hate minimalist productions, need a stage full of actors and prefer action over talk.

70
Venus
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to think about what you saw after you leave the theater. Also if you enjoy wonderful ensemble work.

Don't see it if you want a feel good show and you don't like watching uncomfortable subjects.

80
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if you want to see an amazing new staging of an older play, with the best use of the Park Ave Armory theater I have ever seen

Don't see it if You prefer a slower narrative story rather than brutal expressionism

78
Letter to a Man
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you will glory in watching Baryshnikov on stage for an hour - he is so magnetic and enthralling to watch.

Don't see it if you want a linear & coherent story. I really felt Nijinsky's madness in the lack of story & clarity.

94
Toe-tapping, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you want to feel the music as you head-bop and toe-tap along with the funny, clever & tearful story, presented by an amazing cast.

Don't see it if you hate theater in the round & the cast walking through the audience or if you don't like re-tellings of classic literature.

95
During previews
The School for Scandal
West Village
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to see a hysterical comedy of manners about gossip that holds as true today as it did when it premiered in 1777

Don't see it if you don't like period plays as it holds the affectations and mannerisms of its time

95
Noises Off
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you want almost non stop laughter and you like physical comedy

Don't see it if you want something thought provoking and serious

85
Delightful, Fluffy, Entertaining, Quirky, Fun

See it if You want a high energy fluff piece of fun!

Don't see it if You want something thought provoking, serious or meaningful.

81
During previews
The Humans
Midtown W
Clever, Edgy, Intense, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to see a flash of life of a flawed american family

Don't see it if family arguing, bickering & tension make you too uncomfortable

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Funny, Slow

See it if you love Disney and Aladdin - even being slightly disappointing, it was still entertaining

Don't see it if you won't be entertained by just a few great numbers in a sometimes boring show as a whole

96
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Dizzying, Epic, Intense, Must see

See it if you want a new interactive theater experience

Don't see it if you will have issues running around a 3 floor warehouse following the actors through rooms & up and down stairs

85
Riveting, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie and want to see the spectacular spectacle on stage.Fabulous songs/singing/dancing/staging/sets - I was very entertained

Don't see it if you don't want to hear pop songs on your broadway stage. You want an exact replica of the movie. You don't like musicals.

93
Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to be lifted up through song and spirit in a retelling of the classic myth. The cast is breathtaking and staging is remarkable.

Don't see it if you hate knowing how a story is going to end or dislike mythology stories.

Also I saw the original NYTW production and was worried how it would transl... Read more Read less

76
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to be dazzled visually and thrilled by seeing a much loved movie adapted for the stage. You are looking for a super fun musical.

Don't see it if you prefer drama or want a straight from the movie adaptation with no changes. You hate raunchiness.

65
Great staging, Indulgent, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love the cast members-all 3 were spectacular-as were the sets & props. You just want to laugh for an hour and a half at a bizarre scene.

Don't see it if You don't like crude humor about bodily functions & body parts. You want something serious and profound.

Also The idea of the show is hysterical and it ALMOST succeeded. As said ab... Read more Read less

98
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see the pain and frustration and intensity of a small sliver of the refugee situation in our day and age.

Don't see it if you want a fluffy comedy or something that doesn't make you think.

Also The staging was one of the most amazing parts, second only to the phen... Read more Read less

95
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Ambitious

See it if you are a Harry Potter fan and want to see the magic brought to life on stage in front of you.

Don't see it if you hate magic and want to see a realistic portrayal of the "normal" world we live in.

Also As a big (huge) Harry Potter fan, it was everything I had hoped it wou... Read more Read less

77
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you grew up on Spongebob and want to see the characters you know & love live on stage. The staging is so ingenious and the songs are amazing

Don't see it if you want to see a serious show or something that will leave you thinking. This is pure mindless fluff, but incredibly entertaining fluff.

78
Feeding the Dragon
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy one-actor autobiographical shows. Sharon Washington's story was incredibly interesting and she is a very engaging performer.

Don't see it if you want a big cast production piece or you don't like autobiographical stories that are sometimes difficult to watch/listen to.

90
During previews
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a master class on acting in a period piece (set in the 1970s) that is still incredibly relevant with innovative staging.

Don't see it if you are distracted by multimedia staging and prefer traditional stage shows. You don't want to be forced to think about the role of media.

97
Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Funny, Touching

See it if you want a fabulous & true to the original production of a classic show with an amazing cast.

Don't see it if you don't like musical numbers or shows with both laughs & tears. You can't handle a little melodrama or some parts that are a bit dated.

92
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see an intelligent, masterfully acted show that tackles difficult subject matter.You want to see a classic novel brought to life

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or can't sit through a nearly 3 hour show or you prefer fluff shows that don't address anything serious/difficult.

85
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you want to spend 90 min being entertained by 3 masterful actors in a piece with lots of humor but also searching for the meaning of truth

Don't see it if you want a big production number with a huge cast & musical numbers

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Classic

See it if you love a classic Broadway musical or just love singing & dancing on the stage

Don't see it if you want something modern and relevant

Also I'm not a fan of the story...never have been and probably never will b... Read more Read less

94
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Resonant

See it if you are prepared to be emotionally pummeled. Absolutely epic performances, breathtaking & heartbreaking.Staging, lighting, sound-exceptional

Don't see it if You are sensitive to stories of infertility or you are looking for a fun or happy show.

Also Both my friend and I left the theater profoundly affected by what we s... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you want a toe tapping good time! Nothing profound, but enjoyable following the inhabitants of a small Israeli town & unexpected guests.

Don't see it if you want to walk away thinking deep thoughts about what you saw or if you want a big scale dancing & singing extravaganza.

75
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you love ensemble pieces with actors playing multiple characters, filled with humor and tears, supporting each other through tragedy

Don't see it if you are still sensitive to memories of 9/11 - for me, the humor and heart-warmingness wasn't quite enough to pull me from my dark thoughts

90
Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see a masterful performance of Shakespeare

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare set in modern times

84
The Encounter
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dizzying, Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want something different and you enjoy being told a story rather than watching a story be told (being talked to rather than watching)

Don't see it if you hate one man shows, prefer straightforward plays, don't want to experiment with different uses of sound and listening

Also I saw the alternate performer, Richard Katz and while he was absolutel... Read more Read less

93
Incognito
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Masterful, Intense

See it if you want to laugh and cry and see some masterful acting in a starkly staged riveting play.

Don't see it if you don't like shows where actors play more than one character and it's not a linear story.

80
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Intense, Masterful, Emotional

See it if you want to see 2 masterful actors fully immerse themselves into super emotional roles that will powerfully affect you.

Don't see it if you have a trigger for pedophilia or sexual assault - very sensitive topic handled with extreme emotional fragility

75
Clever, Ambitious, Original, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if a) you like the actor performing as the entire performance rests on that person's shoulders and b) you want something a little different

Don't see it if a) you don't like the actor, b) if you are looking to watch a story unfold onstage from beginning to end and c) if you don't want to think

54
During previews
Prodigal Son
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if you like seeing great actors on the stage and don't mind a semi-indulgent autobiographic tale

Don't see it if you don't like autobiographical stories

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you love dance and romance

Don't see it if you want something modern

95
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you loved the book/story of Matilda and want to see a refreshing new(ish) musical

Don't see it if you don't like watching kids on stage

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Raunchy

See it if you want to see Sesame Street for grown ups

Don't see it if you are going with your parents - watching puppets have explicit sex sitting next to your dad is uncomfortable, even for an adult