Jish

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (56)
97
During previews
Must see, Resonant, Great singing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you appreciate the brilliance of Dave Malloy and are willing to take a journey via a show that is unlike anything you have seen before.

Don't see it if you only like traditional musicals.

93
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you want to see a fully original musical staged by a scrappy team of actors all working in perfect harmony

Don't see it if the subject matter is not one that you want to re-visit

73
Ambitious, Great singing, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if you love Sondheim and listening to great performances of his work.

Don't see it if you expect them to use an immersive space to its fullest.

Also Most of the action happens in one area so the pie shop motif only crea... Read more Read less

75
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a strong score and great singing/dancing by Sutton Foster.

Don't see it if you expect a competent book with a story that makes sense.

69
Ambitious, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a group of actor's with great range perform many different types of music.

Don't see it if you are expecting an incisive critique of Hamilton. This show mostly piles on more praise.

Also It really is more of a new Forbidden Broadway, there is plenty of non-... Read more Read less

65
Cliched, Entertaining, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you enjoy inside jokes about musical theater.

Don't see it if you want a show with any depth.

85
For a previous production
Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if you enjoy the craft of storytelling through conversation and character development.

Don't see it if you are turned off by it relying on some standard plotting to finish the story.

Also It is a great young cast and told from a new perspective so worth chec... Read more Read less

66
Cliched, Dated, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you want to see great actors doing their best with the material.

Don't see it if you expect an adaptation that moves you. The story falls completed flat.

74
Great staging, Great acting, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Confusing

See it if you want an inventive piece of theater that leaves you thinking.

Don't see it if you want a traditional plot line and can't stand long silent periods.

72
Great acting, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you enjoy watching two great actors up-close. The on-stage seating is great.

Don't see it if you expect a play that will stick with you.

80
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are intrigued by the issues that modern technology brings into our relationships and self-esteem.

Don't see it if you watch too many episodes of Catfish as it may seem like a bit of a re-hash.

81
Ambitious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging

See it if you appreciate a full immersive theater experience. The work on staging, lighting, and set design is impeccable.

Don't see it if you want something that will effect you deeply, there isn't a lot of heart here.

Also Denee Benton is terrific!

95
Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to witness the definitive production of a classic.

Don't see it if you voted for Trump.

70
Cliched, Disappointing, Dizzying, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you really like the concept album it is based on, there are definitely some great songs.

Don't see it if you are expecting a play.

80
Ambitious, Dated, Enchanting, Slow, Great singing

See it if you want to understand musical theatre history.

Don't see it if you want something more modern and "of today".

68
Ambitious, Dated, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you love the show and want to see a large and ambitious production of it.

Don't see it if you expect to be actively engaged by the production, it is more like viewing a piece of history.

60
Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy, Disappointing, Banal

See it if are a big fan of Gloria Estefan and want a substitute for attending a concert.

Don't see it if you want a show with an interesting book or original music.

84
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you don't have a preset opinion about how financial firms impact society and are willing to see both sides of the story.

Don't see it if you just want to see celebrities and don't want to pay attention or think.

84
Great staging, Great acting, Epic, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to see great performers pouring their heart out on stage.

Don't see it if you want more traditional staging in your musicals.

72
Ambitious, Enchanting, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like exploring different ways to tell a story and enjoy inventive staging.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play.

70
Delightful, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you want to hear the Cyndi Lauper score.

Don't see it if you expect a decent book or high quality sets.

55
Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you really love the 1970's or any of the great actors in it.

Don't see it if you expect a good show.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want an accurate portrayal of complex family dynamics.

Don't see it if it hits a little too close to home!

78
Great staging, Dizzying, Exquisite, Enchanting, Refreshing

See it if you respect inventive staging and great choreography designed for the young cast.

Don't see it if you can't stand sitting in a theatre with noisy kids and indulgent parents.

95
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Epic, Original

See it if you respect pushing the boundaries of musical theatre (and can get a ticket).

Don't see it if the hype and overinflated egos have turned you off too much.

60
Ambitious, Great staging, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see Disney spend the big money on effects

Don't see it if you expect depth of story or characters or anything beyond the movie

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy re-experiencing classic Broadway musicals in a impeccable revival

Don't see it if you need deeper material

72
Great acting, Quirky, Great staging, Dated

See it if you enjoy holiday music and a break from more serious fare.

Don't see it if you expect something more than an excuse to sing and perform the songs.

62
Great writing, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you love the terrific score and can overlook a sub-par production.

Don't see it if you expect a fully realized production.

Also Just watch the movie - much better!

60
For a previous production
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you are big fan of the music.

Don't see it if you expect a story with any depth.

60
Dated, Great singing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you are a huge Carole King fan

Don't see it if you expect deeper insights into the characters, it felt mostly like an excuse to have them write and perform the next song.

80
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to hear a strong score and see absolutely gorgeous and inventive staging.

Don't see it if you expect the book to hold together as well, the tone and story are muddled.

Also Still worth the visit, the issues don't cause too much pain with the s... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you are interested in performance art.

Don't see it if you expect to see a coherent play.

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you want to see a specific actor even if they are mis-cast. The set design is also top notch.

Don't see it if you expect well cast actors and a story that doesn't feel 100 years old.

84
Resonant, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to consider the purpose of religion and explore how it can impact young lives.

Don't see it if you are easily made uncomfortable by religious topics.

70
Cliched, Ambitious, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you want to listen to good songs sang by an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you expect a show to have deep characters and plotting.

78
Great singing, Profound, Relevant, Quirky, Enchanting

See it if you want to hear a terrific score played and sung beautifully live.

Don't see it if you need all three actors to be of top notch quality. (two out of three are!)

75
Great acting, Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to see a great performance by one of the greatest stage actors ever.

Don't see it if you expect something well-written/insightful. There are some good themes, but it isn't what it could be.

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to understand the issues of our changing economy from a different angle.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy character studies, this is mostly a study of the people more than the plot.

72
Romantic, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Great singing

See it if you love Danny Burstein - and really this is enough reason to see it.

Don't see it if you want a lush production, it looks cheap and never really clicks on all cylinders.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Slow, Great singing

See it if you like Sara Bareilles and/or Jessie Mueller.

Don't see it if you expect anything beyond stereotypes and cheesey humor.

68
For a previous production
Cliched, Great acting, Relevant, Overrated

See it if you enjoy a decent pop-broadway score and a great performance by Ben Platt.

Don't see it if you find fetishizing of disaffected youth disturbing and want real believable characters.

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Intense

See it if MARIN IRELAND MARIN IRELAND MARIN IRELAND.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Marin Ireland?

65
Ambitious, Great staging, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are a teenage girl, were once a teenage girl, or really like The Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if you are easily bored.

68
Enchanting, Dated, Great staging, Overrated, Slow

See it if you are a romantic and are really into the Gershwin score.

Don't see it if you want something deep or that resonates with you personally.

83
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Original, Intense

See it if you enjoy clever staging and a story not used told on Broadway.

Don't see it if you can't sit in the center part of the theatre.

82
During previews
Ambitious, Exquisite, Dated, Epic, Relevant

See it if you want a new twist on an older piece with inventive staging and great acting.

Don't see it if the long runtime and dry subject matter bores you.

90
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great staging

See it if you enjoy traditional music theatre combined with edgy comedy.

Don't see it if you can't get past the puppets.

72
Intense, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you enjoy shows that make you think about the characters and who is right and wrong.

Don't see it if you expect nuanced acting and a fast-paced show.

80
Dated, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy a light night at the theatre watching great actors perform a fun piece.

Don't see it if you expect something more modern.