Julie 3

New York City | Female
About:  I love NYC and particularly its theatre scene.
Reviews (59)
60
Disappointing, Great acting, Banal
April 8th, 2017

See it if you want to see the lead actress give a captivating performance, or if you might be inspired by the unchallenged story of a "saint."

Don't see it if you want a coherent story that matters, or if you want to be challenged.

91
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging
April 8th, 2017

See it if you love a sweeping musical with a lush score.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more innovative or less rooted in the 80's.

75
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Great singing, Great acting
March 29th, 2017

See it if you want to experience LuPone and Ebersole in all their glory.

Don't see it if you want a fascinating story or one that's relevant.

84
During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky
March 29th, 2017

See it if you are looking for a fun evening; you love Andy Karl; are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you are looking for something complex or with a bigger meaning.

85
During previews
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Romantic, Absorbing
March 29th, 2017

See it if you want to see a new traditional musical with good tunes and performers.

Don't see it if you look for something more challenging; you want a more socially conscious plot.

65
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky
March 29th, 2017

See it if you love Phillipa Soo at the expense of seeing her in a good show.

Don't see it if you are afraid of whimsy, or quirky, or cute.

75
Cliched, Quirky, Overrated
March 29th, 2017

See it if you want a feel-good musical or to leave feeling better about humanity.

Don't see it if you want a complicated book or score; you are allergic to "cute;" or have sophisticated taste in musicals.

95
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting
March 29th, 2017

See it if you want to see an actress reprise a Tony-winning role at the peak of her abilities; if you like lush beautiful melodies or a huge orchestra

Don't see it if you don't like a more traditional Broadway musical

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing
November 30th, 2016

See it if you want to see something unlike anything else on Broadway; if you love immersive experiences.

Don't see it if you don't like modern productions.

88
Falsettos
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent
November 30th, 2016

See it if you enjoy a musical that entertains you but also stretches you; if you enjoy emotionally absorbing stories.

Don't see it if you are close minded, or like your musicals old fashioned and light.

79
During previews
Spamilton
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Derivative
August 7th, 2016

See it if you have seen Forbidden Broadway before and know what to expect - and are a big Hamilton fan and can get all the references.

Don't see it if you don't like broad humor, don't know much about Hamilton, or aren't willing to make fun of shows you do like (like Hamilton).

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Original
August 7th, 2016

See it if you are curious about a play given to a performer who has never seen it before and wonder what will happen, or love the actor participating.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive story or meaning, hate audience participation.

79
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking
August 7th, 2016

See it if you want to see a play from the 1600's that feels as if it is happening now - a nation at war for years, political intrigue.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare, like him but are offended seeing the characters in current clothes using Macbooks, or don't like problem plays.

82
Entertaining, Fun, Nostalgic
July 21st, 2016

See it if you are looking for escapist entertainment and like this musical style/genre; you are looking for an inspiring true immigrant story.

Don't see it if you don't like the music of Gloria Estefan; you only like plays; you are looking for something truly original.

83
Privacy
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Original, Quirky, Thought-provoking
July 19th, 2016

See it if you are interested in modern issues regarding technology; you like plays and would like to see something modern and different.

Don't see it if You find plays boring; you aren't facile with modern technology and don't understand the issues involved.

90
During previews
Cats
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great dancing, New choreography, Quirky
July 19th, 2016

See it if you enjoyed Cats before and want to see the new choreography, or really love dance.

Don't see it if you have always hated Cats - this isn't going to be different enough to change that. This show has always polarized people.

68
Paramour
Midtown W
Entertaining, Cliched, Disappointing
July 4th, 2016

See it if you really love circuses, or are a tourist looking for something flashy but unchallenging.

Don't see it if you want a Broadway musical to have a good book, score, or lyrics.

76
The Crucible
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Relevant
July 4th, 2016

See it if you enjoy socially relevant plays and enjoy creative staging and lighting.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span or prefer musicals to plays.

75
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Entertaining, Sweet, Old fashioned
May 21st, 2016

See it if you haven't seen it before, and you are a musical theatre maven, since this is a classic.

Don't see it if you are allergic to very sweet or simple tales, for this is certainly one.

78
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Dated, Entertaining, Great dancing
May 21st, 2016

See it if you love the movie and would like to see how it is done live.

Don't see it if you are looking for something fresh and new.

79
Banal, Entertaining, Fluffy
May 21st, 2016

See it if you enjoy anything relating to the Peter Pan story and are just up for a good time.

Don't see it if you are looking for something beyond the surface level - although there is one beautiful visual effect toward the end that is quite original

85
For a previous production
Blue Man Group
East Village
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Original
May 21st, 2016

See it if you don't care if there is a storyline, but just want to have fun and experience something very unique.

Don't see it if you are afraid of audience interaction or loud noises or bright lights.

82
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Original
May 21st, 2016

See it if you want to enjoy something different, without much of a storyline but with fun visual and sound effects.

Don't see it if you are easily overwhelmed by loud sounds or intense lights, or hate the possibility of audience interaction.

84
Dated, Enchanting, Classic, Romantic
May 21st, 2016

See it if you want to see what was the talk of Broadway in the late 80's/early 90's, or are a musical theatre fan and have never seen this classic.

Don't see it if you want to see something fresh and new - it's showing its age a bit in my opinion.

80
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Overrated
May 21st, 2016

See it if you know the source material and are interested in seeing it in musical form or if you enjoy comparing what succeeds on the West End to Bway

Don't see it if you don't like the Roald Dahl style, are looking for something more conventional.

82
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Family friendly
May 21st, 2016

See it if you are a family group or a Disney lover - they did a good job of adapting this story to a Broadway musical, and is what you would expect.

Don't see it if you don't like Aladdin the movie, are looking for something more serious or adult, or want a calmer Broadway experience.

84
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing
May 21st, 2016

See it if you like the Four Seasons era music, like a rags-to-riches tale, or are from Jersey (haha!).

Don't see it if you are looking for something with depth or originality.

85
Entertaining, Classic, Epic
May 21st, 2016

See it if you haven't seen it live before (perhaps only the movie or not at all), because Les Mis is a classic experience for all theatre lovers.

Don't see it if you saw the original staging - in my opinion, the only thing better about this version was Ramin Karimloo and he is no longer Jean Valjean.

92
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Great singing
May 21st, 2016

See it if you are a human being - this show is inspiring and enjoyable (if also excruciating at times) and important for everyone to experience.

Don't see it if you identify with men who want to keep women down - you will start out happy but will end up being put firmly in your place!

85
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny
May 21st, 2016

See it if you just want a good silly time at a Broadway show, with good actors and lots of dancing.

Don't see it if you are allergic to broad humor . . . you have to be in the mood to suspend cynicism to have a good time at this show.

95
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Intelligent, Must see, Delightful, Thought-provoking
May 21st, 2016

See it if you want to see a big Broadway show that is female-centric and has a terrific lesson about being true to yourself.

Don't see it if you're a curmudgeon - honestly, almost everyone in every age group and demographic should find something to enjoy here.

77
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Entertaining, Good dancing, Good for children
April 26th, 2016

See it if you have a teen or tween that you want to take to an enjoyable show.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deeper.

81
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great dancing
April 21st, 2016

See it if you want to see fantastic dance numbers and see some actors at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you are looking for a cohesive story or songs that consistently advance the plot.

82
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging
April 20th, 2016

See it if you are looking for escapist enjoyment and some great performances.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical, or something really out of the box - this is sweet and fairly uncomplicated.

77
Bright Star
Midtown W
Romantic, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched
April 20th, 2016

See it if you want a simple story with a happy ending, and a bluegrass score.

Don't see it if you are allergic to too much banjo or fiddle.

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Thought-provoking
April 17th, 2016

See it if you want to see the best new play in the past few years.

Don't see it if you can't relate to other humans, or are easily startled.

88
For a previous production
Great acting, Original, Entertaining
April 17th, 2016

See it if you want to see a new musical with a fresh and thought-provoking story and a strong cast.

Don't see it if you only like more traditional musicals; this one is contemporary in musical/visual style. My rush seat had was very limited sight lines.

95
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Intense, Original, Riveting
April 7th, 2016

See it if you want to see something completely unlike anything else on Broadway. It completely commits to the tone of the time period and story.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by sex or violence, or if you have no sense of humor.

95
Clever, Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Original
March 29th, 2016

See it if you like immersive theatre, or at least are willing to relax and experience a show that might involve interacting with the performers.

Don't see it if you are paralyzed by the idea of talking with, dancing with, or interacting with someone you don't know (because it will definitely happen!)

79
During previews
Ideation
Midtown E
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
March 6th, 2016

See it if you want to be challenged to think about moral responsibility, corporate pressure to conform, and paranoia.

Don't see it if you can't take dark humor - the tone can be quite funny despite being about very serious issues.

90
During previews
Boy
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant
February 26th, 2016

See it if you want to see a well-written exploration about gender identity, based on a true story.

Don't see it if you aren't prepared for an intense 90 minutes.

60
During previews
Cliched, Fluffy, Banal
February 23rd, 2016

See it if you really love bad 70's music and bad disaster movies . . . or if you feel sorry for the very talented people caught in this show.

Don't see it if you expect a show to be good, even if the tone is campy.

87
Entertaining, Quirky, Original
February 23rd, 2016

See it if you are prepared to have a good time and leave feeling uplifted.

Don't see it if you take yourself or theatre too seriously - or if you don't accept people as they are (although perhaps you should go and learn to do so).

82
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant
February 15th, 2016

See it if you are interested in a nuanced, thought-provoking piece about the fluidity of sexual orientation and society's obsession with the same.

Don't see it if you are easily bored, or a homophobe - your biases won't let you settle back and think about what is being said.

77
During previews
Please Continue
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent
February 8th, 2016

See it if you are interested in human nature and don't need to have a story dumbed down for you.

Don't see it if you are easily bored or looking for a spectacle.

80
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Enjoyable, Fun
February 5th, 2016

See it if you are looking for a good time and don't expect much depth.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to suspend your inner critic and just go have a good time.

80
Slow, Disappointing, Classic, Familiar, Relevant
February 5th, 2016

See it if you love Fiddler and want to see this take on it.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more traditional Fiddler and expect a lot of energy - this is a very restrained version.

98
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Riveting
February 5th, 2016

See it if you are looking for a completely unique experience and aren't afraid to go with the flow.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable directing your own experience rather than sitting back and having it presented for you.

92
Clever, Funny, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Original
February 5th, 2016

See it if you like the idea of being completely surprised by what you experience.

Don't see it if you want a more linear experience.

80
Enchanting, Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining, Slow
September 22nd, 2015

See it if you are a fan of great dancing and gorgeous sets.

Don't see it if if you find Gershwin old-fashioned, and are looking for something more modern.