Joshua Nyland

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Reviews (39)
89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Weak score, Great writing, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if This is the funniest show I've ever seen. The book is hilarious and the actors inhabit their characters perfectly.

Don't see it if The music is weak and is almost unnecessary.

Also This show literally isn't transphobic but nice try.

96
Refreshing, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Absolutely incredible, almost perfect.

Don't see it if Some repetitive use of the on-stage turntables.

82
Entertaining, Absorbing, Funny, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want to see Laurie Metcalf on stage. She is giving a masterful performance.

Don't see it if You hate Hillary or are a firm Republican.

85
Fluffy, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if You want an extremely fun musical with (almost) all-around great performances and fun music.

Don't see it if You only like "serious" theatre, you don't like the original movie.

85
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a solid production of an expertly crafted play.

Don't see it if You dislike dramatic works.

Also I felt very positively about this show, but I felt like I enjoyed the ... Read more Read less

90
Burn This
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Adam Driver on stage - he is giving a masterful performance. Brandon Uranowitz is also excellent.

Don't see it if You don't like straight plays.

Also This production is all around excellent, although I do have a couple o... Read more Read less

70
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Modern classic, Must see, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if Haven't seen the show in 10 years and wanted to see the excellent music on stage again. Modern classic musical, very enjoyable.

Don't see it if The writing is kind of cliche/forced in the second act and overall the show is too long.

78
Great acting, Great staging, Riveting, Absorbing, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a new take on a classic novel and film. Celia Keenan-Bolger is giving a masterful performance as Scout and everyone is great

Don't see it if You expect the book on stage. There are differences and the Boo Radley subplot gets kind of sidelined to focus more on the trial.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Riveting, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play exploring rich, complex characters and relationships.

Don't see it if You’re homophobic or are married to the original three act version

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Great acting, Cliched

See it if You want to see Kerry Washington on stage or if you want a basic introduction to race issues in America

Don't see it if You want to see an in-depth exploration of race relations in America. Everything here is very surface-level and basic.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Masterful, Enchanting, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a vibrant, absorbing play that explores familial relationships and Irish culture in a thoroughly enchanting way

Don't see it if You can't sit through a 3+ hour play or if you struggle to understand accents.

Also The ending seemed a bit rushed and sudden but was entertaining and eng... Read more Read less

63
Great singing, Romantic, Fluffy, Banal, Unnecessary

See it if You want to see performers with great voices, you love the movie and anything to do with it, you like Bryan Adams

Don't see it if You don't just want to see the movie word-for-word with so-so songs that don't elevate the original material

82
Inconsistent, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Slow

See it if Set is incredible and Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf give great performances

Don't see it if First half is a little slow and repetitive but the second half is flawless and profound

90
During previews
Girls & Boys
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Heartbreaking

See it if You’re a fan of Carey Mulligan; you like one-person plays; you enjoy a balance of comedy and tragedy

Don't see it if You can’t handle dark themes; you don’t like one-person shows;

78
Great singing, Disappointing, Resonant, Absorbing, Great dancing

See it if You want to see a pretty good production of a classic show featuring great performances from the entire cast and incredible choreography

Don't see it if You want a revival faithful to the original. Sets and costumes are also a tad bland and offputting and some problems with lighting and sound

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Masterful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a wonderfully staged production of an old classic, with a huge star at its helm and an incredible company to support her

Don't see it if You prefer deeper, more thought provoking shows, this one is all fun and heart

95
Absorbing, Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if You want to experience a masterful production full of heart, human connection, and emotion

Don't see it if You need a fast moving plot to hold your interest

50
The Present
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Cate Blanchett and can sit through a long, pointless play just to watch her, you like watching one woman run weirdly

Don't see it if You like good plays with absorbing plots and good writing and acting all around

82
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy older music from the 60s/70s, you enjoy a light, fun musical

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with older music, you prefer more profound musicals

94
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like a captivating story accompanied by riveting music and powerful acting

Don't see it if You have trouble with empathy or putting yourself into other people’s shoes

85
During previews
Profound, Slow, Enchanting, Romantic, Great acting

See it if Great performances from both leads.

Don't see it if Play has no plot (not something I take issue with) so might be slow for some. Set is pretty basic but does the job.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Intense, Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a riveting, well-acted play.

Don't see it if You don't like plays or don't like unconventional moments of music in plays.

70
Indulgent, Slow, Original, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a completely original, unexpected work on Broadway. The set is great. The performances are overall very good.

Don't see it if There are a lot of childish jokes but the audience seemed to like them (me included). Feels like it's trying too hard to be important.

Also Julie White is HYSTERICAL and by far the best part of the play.

100
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You want insight into the constitution and the role it has played throughout history and how it can affect anyone.

Don't see it if No reason not to.

Also This might be the greatest theatrical experience I've ever attended. H... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a delightful revival of a classic musical with strong performances and staging.

Don't see it if You prefer more dramatic shows.

Also I loved this show. This was my first exposure to Kiss Me, Kate so I ca... Read more Read less

78
Innovative, Confusing, Relevant, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modernized version of a classic musical with some brilliant directorial choices.

Don't see it if You are stubborn on what Oklahoma should be. This is a wildly different production that says F U to traditional productions

Also Some of the directorial choices were great (scenes in the dark, scenes... Read more Read less

74
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Riveting, Innovative, Epic, Relevant

See it if You want to see Bryan Cranston give a masterful performance.

Don't see it if You want to see good performances from the entire cast. Issues with the focus on filming/screens and it took a long time to pick up.

85
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if You want to see a great play with music and great performances from the entire cast, but especially Caleb Eberhardt

Don't see it if You are racist or homophobic

40
Entertaining, Great singing, Bad writing, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You’re a Cher superfan or you want to see incredible costumes

Don't see it if You like good writing and storytelling

90
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Must see

See it if You want to see a harrowingly realistic depiction of Alzheimer's affecting a woman and her family. Incredible performances from Elaine May..

Don't see it if You don't know anything about Alzheimer's. The word "Alzheimer's" is never even mentioned.

Also Incredible performances from Elaine May and Joan Allen

75
Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if You want to have a light, fun night at the theater and witness some very good performances in a show with a heartfelt message

Don't see it if You want a deep, meaningful piece of art

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You want to see three actors give great performances with a relevant, engaging, and surprisingly poignant story

Don't see it if You don't care about journalism/news or any of the actors

100
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want to see an incredible, original production of a great musical with incredible staging and great performances

Don't see it if Genuinely have nothing bad to say

60
Skintight
Midtown W
Raunchy, Banal, Funny, Slow, Indulgent

See it if You want to see Idina Menzel on stage - shes the best part of the whole show

Don't see it if You want to see a deep, meaningful play with great acting by the whole cast; this one is very simple with some horrible performances

82
Hilarious, Great singing, Fluffy, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You’re a fan of the movie; you want to see a fun show with great performances and great choreography

Don't see it if You prefer more substance to your shows; you don’t like shows about teens/high school

82
Confusing, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Resonant

See it if You appreciate a masterfully directed production with incredible performances and wonderful staging, lighting, and sound

Don't see it if You struggle with metaphorical themes and non-straightforward ideas; you can’t enjoy a play for nearly 8 hours

91
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if You’re a fan of productions with great acting, great production value, and a balance of comedy and heart

Don't see it if You can’t sit through two hours with no intermission

75
Amelie
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Delightful, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like a fun, light musical with a beautiful set, you are a fan of phillipa soo

Don't see it if You prefer more depth in your musicals, you dislike repetitive music, you struggle with cheesy dialogue

87
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy a feel good musical with darker themes and great music and singing

Don't see it if You struggle with themes such as domestic abuse