JordanNYC

Brooklyn | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (16)
90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a brief, yet powerful biographical play on Bayard Rustin's life and work in an intimate theatre.

Don't see it if You expect a dramatic plot.

95
Fireflies
Chelsea
Profound, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Masterful, Must see

See it if You are interested in work that explores Black/queer themes set in the Civil Rights era & enjoy the works of Alice Walker and August Wilson.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays that explore heavy themes, or that have complicated endings.

90
Must see, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you enjoy a professional, quality production of one of Shakespeare's most well-known works, or have never seen Othello on stage before.

Don't see it if you really dislike Shakespearean grammar and long acts.

77
Matilda
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a cute piece of theatre that isn't very heavy in terms of themes or plot development.

Don't see it if You were expecting the child actors in this production to take a backseat role (i.e. they are very prominent characters).

92
Pippin
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Clever, Great singing

See it if You didn't like the original Pippin because this one is an entirely different beast with amazing singing & staging, or if you're new to it.

Don't see it if You're looking for a plot that resolves in the traditional way where you are left feeling calm/complete.

83
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You have younger family members who will surely enjoy the classic Disney songs, and get a glimpse into how entertaining musicals can be.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more substantive than the original Disney's Aladdin musical itself.

90
Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want a refreshing piece of theatre with great music that moves you in a not-overly sentimental way by the end of the musical

Don't see it if You're queer or transphobic, or want very elaborate plots since the actual plot of Kinky Boots is not very developed.

80
Cliched, Intense, Great staging, Delightful, Edgy

See it if You'd like to see an iconic piece of theatre that is embedded in American culture.

Don't see it if You want a modernly refreshing piece of theatre with themes/settings/acting that are relevant to real life.

92
Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant, Great acting, Must see

See it if You enjoy theatre that centers Black queer experiences and refreshingly, has emotional depth without being tragic.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musical theatre or rather simplistic plots.

95
Clever, Delightful, Indulgent, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you want to be completely blown away by a musical-infused Shakespearean classic that features show-stopping tunes/choreo and a great cast.

Don't see it if you're a traditionalist who only enjoys Shakespeare plays written and performed as close to the text as possible.

85
Enchanting, Intense, Masterful, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You've never seen or read this play by Shakespeare, since the unfolding of plot provides very interesting and dynamic character development.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Shakespeare.

97
Relevant, Resonant, Original, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want an honest, emotionally stirring piece of theatre that offers a full, non-fringed display of lesbianism and a thick plot.

Don't see it if You're not willing to put up with the fact that this story is not told entirely chronologically.

90
Bright Star
Midtown W
Original, Resonant, Great writing, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if You want a really satisfying piece of theatre that leaves you emotionally stirred at how the plot resolves by the end. Neat/inventive choreo

Don't see it if You are the type of person who gets a kick exclusively out of big show-and-dance numbers.

94
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see Savion Glover's genius on full display with tapping all night long, a rare look into the history of Black theatre.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in a piece of theatre whose purpose is more educational/informative than most other pieces.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Confusing

See it if You like a million scene changes, dazzling set designs, confusion, lots of choreography with beautiful dancing.

Don't see it if You haven't seen the original movie version, since that informs your understanding of the musical, you want a plot that isn't paper thin.

92
Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Great singing

See it if You have the emotional capacity to sit through the first act in which Celie gets beaten and raped, and want to see a beautiful story.

Don't see it if You haven't read the novel version of The Color Purple, since the lesbianism displayed in the musical version is a bit lacking.