JJ Magical

New York City | 25-34 | Other

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Reviews (32)
76
Slow, Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful
December 16th, 2022

See it if You want a heart-warming, family friendly play.

Don't see it if You want something serious.

Also I’m so glad I went. It was a delightful time. Made even more fun by th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ye Bear & Ye Cubb
Midtown E
Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky, Delightful, Clever
December 11th, 2022

See it if You want a fun exploration of the first English speaking play in North America.

Don't see it if Need an intact 4th wall.

Also This show is just delightful. It’s also a little messy but in a good w... Read more Read less

98
During previews
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious
November 30th, 2022

See it if You like a good old fashioned musical comedy that fits well into a modern world.

Don't see it if You’re a movie purist. Or if you hate Trans and NonBinary people.

Also This wonderfully updated the original story to keep the punchline from... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Funny, Delightful
November 20th, 2022

See it if You love old musicals done in a new way.

Don't see it if You hate reading subtitles.

Also I found myself rarely looking at the words because they were acting so... Read more Read less

100
Into The Woods
Midtown W
Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful
November 16th, 2022

See it if You enjoy revivals that tear away the spectacle and just leave the beautiful story underneath.

Don't see it if You want a show with easy answers and clear happy endings.

95
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Great singing, Delightful
November 4th, 2022

See it if you like new takes on old shows.

Don't see it if you're a Broadway or American purist.

Also I hadn’t listened to or seen it in years and it had kinda become a fun... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Romantic, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting
October 30th, 2022

See it if You’re interested in stories of small people against the backdrop of historical atrocities.

Don't see it if You don’t like slow plays that dive deep into human emotion.

Also This story is about a couple of teenagers finding what they think may ... Read more Read less

40
During previews
Indulgent, Great acting, Overrated, Dated, Cliched
October 16th, 2022

See it if You like Pulitzer winning dramas and/or plays where nothing happens.

Don't see it if You enjoy plays where the characters actually change.

Also This may have been amazing 20 years ago but it doesn’t hold up today. ... Read more Read less

96
During previews
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Enchanting
October 5th, 2022

See it if You like scathing critiques of capitalism and the dangers of throwing your potential away on bosses who don’t care.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending.

Also CW: Suicide and Depression

100
During previews
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever
October 1st, 2022

See it if You want actual human stories about complicated people.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a happy night out.

96
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Romantic, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
July 29th, 2022

See it if You want a fun evening full of good music with a heart felt story that doesn’t require too much thought.

Don't see it if You like complicated plots and existential questions.

100
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Clever
February 6th, 2020

See it if You enjoy unconventional stories about humanity dealing with drama.

Don't see it if You have concentration problems. Three scenes happen at once so it could be hard to follow.

Also This is a play that could easily fall into cliche trauma porn but it r... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Great staging, Resonant, Intense, Absorbing
February 6th, 2020

See it if You enjoy stories about the real life crushing effects of capitalism and the people trapped within the system.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be traumatized.

85
During previews
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Slow
February 6th, 2020

See it if You enjoy one-person narratives that don’t have a plot. And music, incredible music.

Don't see it if You need a plot or you prefer conventional storytelling.

Also While this has music, it isn’t exactly a musical. It’s weird in a good... Read more Read less

50
Southern Promises
Soho/Tribeca
Overrated, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious
April 12th, 2019

See it if You like simple slave narratives.

Don't see it if You like developed stories and characters.

Also The idea is great to have people of color playing all the roles. But t... Read more Read less

90
Superhero
Midtown W
Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Resonant
March 2nd, 2019

See it if You enjoy stories of realistic people dealing with trauma.

Don't see it if You need your musicals to be flashy and big.

Also Many critics don’t like this show because they compare it to Dear Evan... Read more Read less

87
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Romantic, Clever
January 20th, 2019

See it if You enjoy the pain and joy of marriage. You don’t need a happy show.

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for 2 hours with no intermission.

95
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking
January 18th, 2019

See it if you enjoy heartfelt dramas about mental illness. You like seeing real people onstage.

Don't see it if you want just entertainment. This is realism at its finest.

70
During previews
Eco Village
Midtown W
Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky, Enchanting, Slow
January 18th, 2019

See it if you enjoy the hippie/dirty kid life. You like seeing utopias fall.

Don't see it if you don't like queer experiences. You hate hippies.

Also First of all, the set and lighting is incredible! They've created a be... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking
January 18th, 2019

See it if you are ok with theatre being an uncomfortable experience. You enjoy the contrast of power between race and gender.

Don't see it if you want fluff. You are uncomfortable with sex and violence

Also This heartbreaking play forces you to throw out what you think you kno... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Eddie and Dave
Chelsea
Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky
January 18th, 2019

See it if you enjoy the ridiculousness of old rockstars. Also if you'd like a little trip down memory lane to the 70s and 80s. It's Van Halen and MTV.

Don't see it if you want realism. Or if you don't like Van Halen or gender-bending or silliness.

Also This is an origin tale of the band Van Halen told from the point of vi... Read more Read less

85
The Tricky Part
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Slow, Intelligent
December 4th, 2018

See it if You like uplifting one-person shows. It’s a sad story told in a healing way.

Don't see it if You need nonstop action. While good, it is a little slow.

100
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Masterful
December 1st, 2018

See it if You like plays that explore uncomfortable issues. You will be shook. You will be uncomfortable. You might even learn something about yourslf

Don't see it if You have a problem with sex, race, and confronting the intersection of those two.

100
Enchanting, Must see, Resonant, Edgy, Epic
November 18th, 2018

See it if You like shows that ignore traditional show structure, incredible music, fabulous dancing, and celebrations of queerness.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals. You aren’t comfortable with black and queer excellence.

100
For a previous production
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Must see, Masterful
November 7th, 2018

See it if You like a good stupid comedy.

Don't see it if You can’t take a joke.

Also I was laughing so hard that I could not breathe. I could’ve watched it... Read more Read less

91
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious
November 7th, 2018

See it if You enjoy laughing so hard you can barely breathe.

Don't see it if You don’t like comedy.

Also It was a joy watching two actors portray an entire town of people.

100
Relevant, Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite
November 7th, 2018

See it if You enjoy good music and dancing. You believe representation of POC is important.

Don't see it if You’re an idiot.

100
Great singing, Great writing, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining
November 7th, 2018

See it if You enjoy Tina Fey style humor. It’s stupid but fun.

Don't see it if You take theatre too seriously.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing
November 7th, 2018

See it if You’ve been waiting for a happy queer love story. Or if you like the Go Go’s. Or if you love a good musical.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic. Or if you don’t understand farce. It’s not supposed to be serious.

95
Fireflies
Chelsea
Enchanting, Great acting, Profound, Intense, Resonant
November 7th, 2018

See it if You enjoy both queer stories and stories about the civil rights movements.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or racist.

Also The whole metaphor of “the skies are on fire” really hit home for me. ... Read more Read less

70
Days of Rage
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Disappointing
November 7th, 2018

See it if You remember the protests of the Vietnam war. Or if you are extremely cynical.

Don't see it if You would like to keep your idealistic view that the world can be changed.

Also It’s wonderfully acted and worth seeing just for the set but it seems ... Read more Read less

100
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Masterful
November 7th, 2018

See it if Anyone who’s ever had to come out to a parent should see this show. It’s a fun exploration of identity and love.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t have a heart.