JJ18

Tampa

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Reviews (12)
100
Blue Ridge
Chelsea
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You love excellent unexpected writing and are looking for fresh, new female voices in directing and writing. It’s so honest and unforgiving.

Don't see it if Overly bombastic acting isn’t your thing, or you don’t like quiet shows with slow builds and gently ambiguous endings.

71
Ambitious, Disappointing, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to marvel at female leads’ tour-de-force performances of a woman’s descent into mental instability and her daughters coping.

Don't see it if You’re bothered by yet another male running the story.

77
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Disappointing

See it if You want to support a show giving opportunities to many women to shine on the same stage, and you like shows that feel like puzzles.

Don't see it if You prefer linear storylines or feminist theatre- the writing shortchanged the richness of female experience and relied too much on tropes.

96
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Masterful

See it if You want to see two legendary female leads surrounded by a beautiful jewelry box-like set and supporting characters.

Don't see it if You don’t like belting styles or fantastical elements, or if simpler shows are more your style.

100
For a previous production
Ambitious, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh so hard you cry, pee, transcend astral planes of existence...

Don't see it if You hate laughter and perfectly executed slapstick and farce.

90
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic, Refreshing

See it if You want to be involved personally in the exploration of story, and you appreciate new encounters and experiences.

Don't see it if You can’t respect performers or performance spaces, or you deal with severe anxiety or vertigo.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if Hilariously irreverent, honest take at parenting through a paternal, instead of maternal lens. Lets you dislike him so you end up loving him

Don't see it if One man shows based in comedic patter aren’t your thing, or if you don’t have emotional space for the male experience at the moment.

91
Absorbing, Must see, Refreshing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You want a folksy score and one cast wearing many hats (literally).

Don't see it if You like big showy musicals and intricate dance numbers.

97
During previews
Delightful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Relevant, Quirky

See it if an all-female band inspiring a womanist rock musical smashed into Monty Python Holy Grail-esque comedy sounds like a fun escape.

Don't see it if You like more of the traditional broadway style musicals with big soaring songs and stories. This one is pure pop party fun!

95
Masterful, Epic, Dizzying, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to be wowed by big budget Broadway and a classic that has earned its hype.

Don't see it if You like deeper, more thought-provoking theatre, or musicals.

86
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Romantic, Resonant

See it if You love lush, dramatic scores and quiet, authentic acting with a story that carefully examines the human condition.

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional big Broadway style musical, or you have a bad ear for understanding accents.

70
Little Rock
East Village
Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Cliched

See it if You want a non-textbook history refresher led by spectacular voices you can discuss with friends afterward.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy moodier shows-with-music, political theatre, or you’re annoyed by messy playwriting.