Josh B

Northbrook | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (32)
53
The Children
Midtown W
Slow

See it if you like shows with a slow burn

Don't see it if you need to know what exactly is going on half way through the show.

Also The first half is all character development and the second half is plo... Read more Read less

91
The Great Leap
Chelsea
Relevant, Epic, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you like historical fiction and brilliant story telling

Don't see it if you are abrasive to anything sports related or are racist.

Also Saw this at Steppenwolf in Chicago. SO GOOD. The cast, projections and... Read more Read less

21
Romantic, Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You’re a fan of the movie and know it by heart.

Don't see it if You want something updated. Everything feels outdated and awful. Some of the cast was good, but even the production seemed cheap

86
During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like good writing, current themes, women’s empowerment and scores with a variety of styles

Don't see it if You want to leave “humming something,” drag freaks you out, or you don’t like women

87
Ambitious, Enchanting, Epic, Great singing, Romantic

See it if you want a musical that has everything, singing (I mean Renee), dancing (a lot of dancing) and a story that makes you think even today

Don't see it if you are expecting something that has the ballet sequences cut. This show is HEAVY on ballet.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you like deep political thought and ideology in a challenging play that is right for the current era

Don't see it if you want something light, comedic and easy to absorb

Also This is a FANTASTIC show. I work in politics and studied policy so the... Read more Read less

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Epic, Riveting, Refreshing

See it if you want a unique immersive experience and you love interaction with actors

Don't see it if you do not like violence, interaction with actors, or immersive theatre

Also INCREDIBLE PRODUCTION. I have seen Sweeney a bunch and this production... Read more Read less

30
Clever, Depressing, Intense, Excruciating

See it if you like different types of theatre, love refugee stories

Don't see it if You like fantastic story telling and want a riveting piece of theatre

Also I get that the concept was supposed to be very unique and it was. The ... Read more Read less

84
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Funny

See it if you want a musical for all ages that is a bit edgy for the young ones but also zany enough for the adults.

Don't see it if you want something more adult or hate critiques about people who don't read. Also if you don't like the source material

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see one of the best shows on broadway. An incredible piece of a theatre and Ben Platt is giving the performance of a lifetime

Don't see it if you want a comedy or are triggered by suicide

60
For a previous production
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Great cast

See it if you are a huge fan of Patti Lupone or Christine Ebersole or you already know are familiar with the rivalry

Don't see it if You want a lot of character development. The show is mostly about one upping someone else and you do not understand who these people were

93
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like Jessie Mueller, compelling stories, are familiar with the movie or Sara Barellies or just like a good story

Don't see it if you want something cookie cutter and you don't like tough dramatic elements, especially those regarding domestic abuse

100
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Enchanting, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Intense

See it if you like dark revivals, Sutton Foster or innovative staging in small spaces

Don't see it if you don't like old school musicals and if you cannot understand why new interpretations are meaningful

Also The production takes a very meaningful and dark turn on Sweet Charity.... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Dizzying, Epic, Intense, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like unbelievable singing, staging, acting and dancing

Don't see it if you don't like a deep book and an, at times disturbing plot

Also I saw the Chicago production and the Chicago cast is UNBELIEVABLE. Jos... Read more Read less

97
Ambitious, Enchanting, Delightful, Great singing, Epic

See it if The music is obviously incredible, but for a jukebox musical, the story and songs are all great as well! The cast that on tour was insane!!

Don't see it if You do not like Carole king or feel good musicals. This musical is not deep nor thought provoking

100
Edgy, Great staging, Great acting, Original, Profound

See it if you want to see the limits that the genre of musical theatre can go to. Also if you want a rock/pop score.

Don't see it if you want something lighthearted or a musical comedy.

89
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Fresh, Funny, Edgy, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you like hyper-real productions

Don't see it if you don't like female led stories, have an aversion to women's issues, or don't like hyper-real scripts

Also The show is truly remarkable. The dialogue is incredible and the scrip... Read more Read less

57
Great singing, Indulgent, Epic, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want a dated show with romantic themes and incredible singing. Especially if you need to see something with a lot of production

Don't see it if you want something relevant and has kept up with the times. The show seems to come off as both culturally insensitive and sexist.

70
Great singing, Entertaining, Dated

See it if You love Cher and have seen her life over he last 50 years or love amazing costumes.

Don't see it if You don’t like Cher or need a story that is thought provoking

Also It needed a significant amount of work when I saw it but was overall e... Read more Read less

97
Delightful, Edgy, Great singing, Funny, Epic

See it if you love the movie and want a story that is in the vain of John Hughes. Also you want some of the best belting on Broadway

Don't see it if You hate belting, hate women empowerment stories, want something serious

58
Absorbing, Slow, Indulgent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see My Fair Lady.

Don't see it if you want something more. Did not answer the question "Why this production now" especially as we are in the times that we are.

75
Great singing, Hilarious, Overrated

See it if you like old musicals, a spectacle and love the star

Don't see it if you want something with substance

Also Bernadette and Victor Garber, as well as the supporting cast (includin... Read more Read less

97
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Riveting, Relevant

See it if you love amazing singing, storytelling and want to experience the best cast on broadway

Don't see it if you are racist, you don't like belting, you don't like seeing shows in the round or slightly immersive shows.

Also Such an incredible experience. This show was so enjoyable beginning to... Read more Read less

95
Gloria
Gramercy
Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to see an incredible piece of theatre that is hilarious, shocking, disturbing, sad and thought provoking.

Don't see it if you cannot handle shocking and intense violence.

Also Just saw it at the Goodman in Chicago in January 2017. Same cast, but ... Read more Read less

55
For a previous production
Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if You like very unconventional story lines, are familiar with the source material and if you want to be feet away from Tony Shalhoub.

Don't see it if If you want to feel something when you leave the theatre.

67
The Front Page
Midtown W
Great acting, Long, Dated, Slow

See it if you want to see incredible actors in any setting and love older theatre.

Don't see it if You want something fresh. The show is very dated and although the performances are great, the show is less than stellar... and LONG

94
Falsettos
Midtown W
Dated, Enchanting, Great singing, Great cast, Resonant

See it if you want to see a musical drama from the 80s with an all star cast about love in all different forms.

Don't see it if you want a musical comedy, don't like musicals about dysfunctional families, are homophobic/a Trump supporter.

93
Clever, Enchanting, Intense, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if you want a musical for the new era. Innovative staging and a powerhouse cast.

Don't see it if you want a standard musical and a story that is not from War and Peace

13
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Overrated, Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you LOVE accapella and have never seen a broadway show

Don't see it if you want theater to be challenging and exciting, oh and if you hate cliches.

Also The show really wasn't that good. The best parts of the show could eas... Read more Read less

100
For a previous production
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Ambitious, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Epic

See it if you like dark, irreverant and insightful shows that make you think. Think Spelling Bee meets Next To Normal meets Big

Don't see it if The concept of death freaks you out

93
Delightful, Great singing, Epic, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if fan of the Disney movie. There is a reason this is a broadway classic!

Don't see it if Want something with original music, story etc. You know what you are going to get with a musical like this

93
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Original, Classic

See it if you enjoyed the Wizard of Oz, or had a childhood of some-sort

Don't see it if you have no soul