JustMalkie

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (49)
83
Ink
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of any of the fabulous actors in this star-studded cast.

Don't see it if You don't like dialogue-heavy plays. This show moves fast and you need to keep up!

68
During previews
Raunchy, Edgy, Dizzying, Funny

See it if You like over-the-top performances & irreverent dialogue. Justin Long was a treat!

Don't see it if You don't like aggressive dialogue and in-your-face performances. I thought the play was building quite nicely, but they lost me in the end

Also Tiffany Villarin held her own on the stage, even though she played the... Read more Read less

70
Cliched, Overrated, Immature

See it if You are were born after the year 2000.

Don't see it if You are tired of nebbish teenagers who turn into a**holes when they "miraculously" become popular.

20
Excruciating, Confusing, Bad acting, Pompous

See it if You know someone involved in the show.

Don't see it if You value your time. I cannot get back those 75 minutes. Ever. Would have walked out, but I felt bad for the cast.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you like drama, with a lot of laughs. This show has a very large, & talented cast. The story starts out a little slow, but builds momentum

Don't see it if you want to see lighthearted fair, or an intimate play. This is a grand, busy show.

91
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like old-fashioned-musicals, in the grand musical numbers with great singing and acting kind of old-fashioned...

Don't see it if you dislike revivals of old musicals based on even older plays. This was over 3 hours long, so be ready to commit to your not-so-comfy seat

87
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Terrific choreography

See it if you like big, old-school Broadway musicals with a contemporary theme. Music, singing, choreography were all top-notch.This was a fun night!

Don't see it if you don't like over-the-top, splashy musicals that deal with LGBTQ themes.

84
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you like British farce and humor. This was a fun ensemble with a wacky, way-out-there sense of hilarity, The snooker scenes were fabulous

Don't see it if you have a hard time following British accents. It took me several minutes to figure out what they were saying.

Also This is a very British play in its humor. And more often than not, ver... Read more Read less

69
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Overrated, Disappointing, Amazing animatronics

See it if You can set aside the weak book and music and enjoy this spectacle purely for the special effects. Kong was a magical beast brought to life

Don't see it if you expect an actual story and good songs to entertain you at a musical. The $35 million spent on this production went purely to the effects

Also This was a supremely disappointing theater experience. The only reason... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you love anything Hamlet or the Bard related. You enjoy watching plays about theater and acting. You enjoy straight plays.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy Shakespeare-related storytelling. If you prefer musicals.

84
Clever, Smart, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you like neuroscience...or rap music. Especially if you like rap about neuroscience. Really. This is way more entertaining than it sounds

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows. Or rap. Or science. Or pared-down, simple productions. Or have to think when you go to the theater.

84
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like to see Shakespeare updated, and very loosely interpreted. The acting and signing are first-rate.

Don't see it if You don't like to be up-close and personal with the actors. This is a small theater and the troupe is projecting to the very last row.

Also The music is good-not-great, but the singing talent is worth the price... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You loved the movie (as I did), or you are bringing a teenage girl.

Don't see it if You don't want to re-live the worst parts of your high school experience. This show is a little risqué for younger kids.

74
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Juke-box-standard

See it if You love Donna Summer's music. You are interested in her story, or you generally like Juke-Box-Musicals. LaChanze & Co. are entertaining.

Don't see it if You expect to jump out of your seat with every #1 hit. With so many truly great songs, I was expecting to be on my feet numerous times.

Also There was just something missing that keeps this musical from being "g... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Dated, Cliched

See it if You love Bette Midler-hurry! I saw this show with Bernadette Peters in the lead. I found the music and story a bit dated, but still fun...

Don't see it if You like contemporary topics. This is old-school musical fun. The audience applauds before big numbers even start, in anticipation.

81
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Old-fashioned

See it if you are an ardent fan of Rodgers & Hammerstein, or any of the terrific actors starring in this play. If you enjoy superb choreography.

Don't see it if you want to see inventive theater. This story, thought a classic, is very dated and the music is heavy.

Also This is for dedicated theater-lovers only. The choreography and stagin... Read more Read less

87
Great acting, Riveting, Moving, Somewhat dated, Intense

See it if You are a fan of the original show/movie, are a fan of Joshua Jackson, you are interested in deaf culture, or inspired by great storytelling

Don't see it if you are expecting a contemporary story. This production was first staged in 1979 and shows its age.

73
During previews
So Long Boulder City
Greenwich V
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Silly

See it if you loved La La Land. Or if you hated La La Land. Either way you will find plenty of material to enjoy.

Don't see it if you can't stand the thought of a one-person show. Or if you don't enjoy poking fun at every Hollywood stereotype.

Also I loved the movie. And wasn't sure I would enjoy 90 minutes of mockery... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a big fan of Leguizamo and his comedy.

Don't see it if You are expecting a straight comedy show. There is a not-so-great story surrounding all the funny stuff

Also John Leguizamo is full of energy and a great dancer (yes, really). The... Read more Read less

84
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense

See it if Are a fan of Clive Owen. Loved the original and are willing to see a new, fresh version. Enjoy well-acted drama.

Don't see it if You are a purist who loved the original production and do not want to see major changes and updates to the script.

Also The music and dance portions of the show felt a little contrived and n... Read more Read less

94
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if if you have any interest in Musical Theater. The encyclopedia of Hal Prince's work was the perfect showcase for the immense talent & drive

Don't see it if If you must have narrative drive the story/plot. There wasn't one.

Also This is a feel-good musical for ardent musical theater lovers. a brief... Read more Read less

26
Terezin
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Disappointing, Silly, Banal

See it if You know one of the actors, writers, producers and you have no choice.

Don't see it if You value your time, are exasperated by overacting, or dislike hackneyed portrayals of holocaust-related themes.

Also This production was around an hour too long, and felt like a high scho... Read more Read less

86
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you are currently in a relationship, was ever in one, or want to be in one....

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance for cliched, one-dimensional characters (even if they are intentionally so).

86
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You want to see well-acted drama.

Don't see it if You want light-hearted entertainment. This is serious stuff!

91
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You are young or young at heart, with a love of classic rock and youthful irreverence. See it if you appreciate broadway-worthy performance

Don't see it if You have no appreciation for Jack Black or cute adorable kids rocking hard. Or if you are a misanthrope who hates small children.

69
Cute, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like musical improv.

Don't see it if You like big-budget musicals. This is very bare-bones.

57
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Quirky, Dizzying, Confusing

See it if You like contemporary takes on a classic story. If you are a fan of Duncan Sheik

Don't see it if You want your theater to make sense

Also There are brilliant moments, hidden in a confusing mess of a not-ready... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Cute, Sweet, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Graphic novels, superheroes, coming-of-age stories. Still in previews. I hope they are able to tighten it up. Has amazing potential

Don't see it if Big, splashy musicals. This is a small show (I mean that in a good way).

84
Delightful, Absorbing, Quirky, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You like the idea of exploring your roots, Jewish or other...like small, intimate productions. Are interested in history of jewish culture.

Don't see it if you need a linear plot, like big productions, are not interested in Jewish cultural and religious themes (altho I believe they are universal

76
Life x3
Chelsea
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if Great writing. Great acting. Short, but compelling.

Don't see it if You like large productions. This was a small show in a small setting.

78
Great acting, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of any of the actors. Want to support the first Asian woman playwright on b'way.

Don't see it if you don't like watching grown men behave like children onstage. You need closure when watching a story unfold. There was none.

86
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of any of the 3 spectacular actors in this show. You enjoy thoughtful dramas about timely stories. no fake news permitted here

Don't see it if you prefer musicals or lavish productions with a large cast. If the thought of a play dedicated to fact-checking a written piece bores you.

Also This was an incredibly enjoyable production. The 100-minute play with ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy a straight play with superb acting by a small, but stellar cast. Every one of the stars shone bright on this stage.

Don't see it if You want to be entertained by a big splashy production. This was small and quiet, profound, funny and sad.

Also Excellent performances by stars of Broadway and Screen. This was heavy... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you love great acting, hilariously biting dialogue, poignant portrayals of gay life in the '70s and '80s. The cast is amazing. Truly,

Don't see it if you don't like to laugh or appreciate the universal themes of love and rejection, or if you don't appreciate having your heartstrings tugged

94
Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Relevant, Enchanting

See it if you have ever seen this story acted on stage or screen. This adaptation, performed in Yiddish, is magical and emotional. Do not miss this!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy reading supertitles while listening to a work performed in a foreign language. (Unless, of course, you understand Yiddish!)

Also While the production is lean and bare-boned, the show is masterful and... Read more Read less

88
Teenage Dick
East Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Intense

See it if You like your Shakespeare updated and contemporary. This was a riveting production and I held my breath through the second half of the show

Don't see it if You don't like anyone messing with the Bard's original work.

Also I saw this show a few days before it ended its run at the Public. I am... Read more Read less

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Exquisite, Great writing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You are willing to sell your first-born in exchange for tickets. It is worth it. American history & rap. Like peanut butter and chocolate.

Don't see it if I can't think of one good reason. Unless you are bitter about not being able to get tickets. Then make up a reason why you don't wanna go.

Also I saw the original cast when this first opened in 2015 and just went b... Read more Read less

93
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You have a heartbeat & you can get tickets. This was fabulously entertaining, well-acted, & has the best music and choreography for a play.

Don't see it if You dislike all things Harry Potter (but I wouldn't admit that out loud),

Also I saw this show from the front row. (Yes, I won the lottery and paid e... Read more Read less

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like theater-in-the-round. The performances are terrific, even though the story is more-than-slightly depressing. Staging is amazing!

Don't see it if You want a happy ending or you want to leave humming a memorable tune. While the show overall was enjoyable, the score was only ok.

90
Absorbing, Cliched, Funny, Dizzying, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of ANY of the star-studded cast. If the history of the gay-rights struggle is interesting to you.

Don't see it if if you want to see a current commentary of gay culture portrayed on stage. Though still poignant, this play feels its age.

Also The cast is amazingly talented and a delight to watch. You feel the hi... Read more Read less

90
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to be challenged as an audience member. This show requires you to think if you want to follow along. If you are a fan of Hollander.

Don't see it if You want an easy-breezy evening at the theater. This show requires your utmost attention if you want to follow along.

Also This was an utter delight and lots of fun!

90
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You loved the movie, you enjoy a grand Disney production, you love musicals. Take your children & grandchildren! This was a super-fun show!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy musical theater or Disney, if you don't like child-friendly productions with grand staging and big musical numbers.

86
Junk
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Clever

See it if You want a quick, yet thorough lesson about the junk bond crisis of the 1980's. You want to see a well-acted, fast-paced drama.

Don't see it if You have no interest in past or current financial crises or in recent history.

75
During previews
Campy, cheesy, cute, colorful, corny, joyful

See it if You are a fan of the TV show. Enjoy stupid-funny humor. Like to be silly and less-than-cerebral. You are bringing young children.

Don't see it if You are expecting high-minded theater or want mature entertainment.

Also The best thing about this show is the musical conductor and her intera... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Enchanting, Clever

See it if You love an uplifting take on a sad moment in history. If you ever considered what happened to all those travelers who were grounded.

Don't see it if you would be offended by a joyous celebration of life and love during a devastating time in our recent past.

Also I loved that there was no intermission. I believe the mood and the ten... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Yiddish theater, enjoy good music and a compelling story, appreciate a timely retelling of a timeless story.

Don't see it if you do not like to read supertitles, don't like nostalgia, history, or musicals.

82
Ambitious, Confusing, Dizzying, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You read War and Peace. You're too embarrassed to admit you never read War and Peace. You are a Josh Groban fan.

Don't see it if You have trouble following a confusing multitude of characters based on a confusing novel of multiple pages. You dislike pierogis.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy, Good-not-great

See it if You are nostalgic for Irving Berlin's music. If you are a Corbin Bleu fan. If you like light-minded fare.

Don't see it if Corny dialogue bothers you. If you are looking for something new or edgy.

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful

See it if This show will appeal to anyone with a love of ballet and modern dance. Often the dance drives the plot forward without any dialogue at all

Don't see it if You are not interested in dance that drives the plot of the story. I imagine that for some, the ballet scenes could be less than thrilling.