Kaileigh

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Male
About:  Actor, writer, recovering Northern Californian, huge theatre nerd.
Reviews (68)
95
Delightful, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You want to hear a real veteran of the Max's scene diagnose today's New York.

Don't see it if You want a gentle comedy show.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Intense, Raunchy, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you wish Angels in America had more music and fewer angels, you want to see great acting, you enjoy 80s flashbacks.

Don't see it if you hate jokes about Judaism, homosexuality, or you want something light and fluffy.

100
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intense, Quirky

See it if you love Sara Bareilles or Jessie Mueller, believe in the power of pie puns, want an original, funny, intense, engaging story.

Don't see it if You don't like sex simulated onstage, like a lot of it, hate female empowerment, want something light.

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you love an old school romantic musical with a great cast.

Don't see it if you'll be disappointed by its slow pace and lack of catchy songs.

100
Exquisite, Entertaining, Epic, Great acting, Profound

See it if you want a show that'll make you feel all the feelings and one of the most incredible, talent-stacked casts on Broadway.

Don't see it if you mind weeping in public.

100
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Must see

See it if you want to see a very moving play by and staring black women, and a thoughtful and well researched exploration of how women experience war.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to cry in public, you aren't used to listening to women, and also, all of the trigger warnings.

60
Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you have a high tolerance for stereotypical hillbilly types and sets and costumes that look like they were bought on Etsy.

Don't see it if you haven't already built up a healthy immunity to badly written, cheesy musical theater.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Must see

See it if you have all the money in the world and 6 months to wait for a ticket, you love innovative musical styles, you love joy.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with audible sobbing in a theatre, you don't know enough of the history to follow it, you hate fun, you are broke.

79
The Real Thing
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if You want to see as many stars as possible packed into a solid play from a star playwright, and an honest and cynical take on sex and romance

Don't see it if you're romantic to a fault or uncomfortable with so much unflinching focus on relationships and not much else.

89
Pippin
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you want a good laugh but don't mind not always being able to hear the lyrics, want really cheesey jazz dance numbers.

Don't see it if you mind a plot that's much more complicated and strange than the staging can support.

90
Follies
Midtown W
Enchanting, Confusing, Great acting

See it if you always wondered where that Broadway Baby song came from.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following a slow-moving plot.

100
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Original, Refreshing

See it if you love original, ensemble developed shows, shows where grown ups play kids, you don't have spelling related baggage.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for comedy or adults pretending to be kids.

95
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you love LuPone enough to watch her play the tuba, appreciate multi-talented actors, love a morbid Tim Burtonesque Sondheim musical.

Don't see it if you really need staging and choreography to get into a show. Probably easier to follow if you've seen the fully staged version first.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you can sit through the least catchy musical numbers ever written in exchange for some legit hilarity, you love the Chenowith.

Don't see it if you won't appreciate a relatively self-aware ode to classic musicals.

85
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to see Shakespeare nerds get drunk (though I suspect it's the same one every night) and have some irreverent fun.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare snob, and are bothered by excessive drinking.

95
During previews
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you can get into some classic clowning mixed with really innovative modern touches, you want to see really impressive hat-work.

Don't see it if you don't like laughter and think you're too good for clowns, or you're legitimately afraid of clowns.

90
Lost Girls
West Village
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Intense, Riveting

See it if you love a good family drama, dark plot twists, aggressively working class ambiance, women who swear, sassy mothers, gritty dramas, suspense

Don't see it if you are offended by swearing, onstage sex, onstage teen sex, occasionally forced accent work, intensely dark and gritty backstories.

65
Cabaret (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Funny, Great writing

See it if you want good jokes undercut by bad timing, love great musicals abused by musically challenged starlets, you find Fascism strangely sexy.

Don't see it if you liked the original for its substance and great music and well-balanced camp, because this production walked all over it.

90
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if you loved the movie and book, can handle a little magic realism, aren't incredibly depressed by cruelty to children, love plucky heroines.

Don't see it if you get mad when men play female roles at the character's expense for no good reason.

95
Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny, Intense, Great acting

See it if you appreciate transgender stories, love incredible music, have a high tolerance for heartbreak, aren't easily offended.

Don't see it if you want it to be just like the movie (it's very much a concert adapted to the context it's in), you are homophobic at all, you want fluff.

91
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Cliched, Hilarious

See it if you love a cheesy Victorian murder comedy, incredible feats of acting.

Don't see it if you can't stand costume changes or cheesy plotlines even if satirical.

100
The Last Ship
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Epic, Must see, Romantic

See it if you love Sting, you loved Billy Elliot, you love a working class British show, you have a high tolerance for bar scenes and haunting music.

Don't see it if you hate beautiful music, you've already seen too many bar scenes, you can't stand intensely British things.

95
For a previous production
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Great writing, Profound

See it if you are overwhelmed by your family this time of year, don't mind crying in a theatre, want to see someone else's dysfunctional family fight.

Don't see it if you aren't in the mood for an intense, emotional family drama; this dysfunctional family will remind you too much of yours.

90
Ripcord
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Indulgent

See it if you are a Rachel Dratch, Holland Taylor, Mary Louise Burke, or David Hyde Pierce fan, you love old-school yet contemporary farce, like fun.

Don't see it if You scare easily, can't handle a little cheesy humor, don't like laughter.

100
Henry IV
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love Shakespeare but also Orange is the New Black, you love a diverse all-female cast, you are a Harriet Walter or Donmar Warehouse fan

Don't see it if You don't like people messing with your Shakespeare, you can't handle strong women, you can't understand thick British accents.

60
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you like super talented child prodigies, really fluffy hard rock musicals, shows with no catchy songs.

Don't see it if you want some deep thinking and hate musical cliches.

85
During previews
The Layover
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting, Intense, Witty, Sexy

See it if you want a sexy thriller, are misanthropic and morally dubious, want a show you'll be talking about for a while.

Don't see it if you want a light romantic comedy, you aren't comfortable with actors taking their clothes off, you want to like the characters.

85
Fully Committed
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love Jesse Tyler Ferguson and never want him to leave the stage, love quirky, multi-character acting binges.

Don't see it if you want a long or deep play

80
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Cliched, Sweet

See it if you want something family friendly (except for some strong language), romantic, hilarious, and mostly but not completely light.

Don't see it if you can't handle a cliched teen summer romance story.

90
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Epic, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of any of the big names involved, you love Arthur Miller, you have a thing for puritans.

Don't see it if you are bothered by dramatic reinterpretations of classic masterpieces, you want something light and fluffy.

85
Red Speedo
East Village
Ambitious, Original, Riveting, Intense, Great staging

See it if you want to see a very cool expensive pool that only gets used twice, you want to see a riveting, unique thriller.

Don't see it if you can't stand to be genuinely terrified for actors onstage, you can't handle blood or rippling wet muscles.

100
The Royale
Upper W Side
Exquisite, Must see, Original, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You want an entertaining, original, thought-provoking show with great acting and direction, a layered discussion of race and representation.

Don't see it if You want a mindless comedy. Otherwise, see it!

85
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a good, raunchy time brought to you by some musical improv geniuses. You don't need to read the book to appreciate it.

Don't see it if you can't take a big irreverent dose of sexual humor.

95
Preludes
Upper W Side
Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love contemporary, innovative stagings and plays, classical Russian music, actors playing multiple characters.

Don't see it if you want light fare, you're not in the mood for a thinker.

95
Doubt
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you love Cherry Jones, surprisingly relevant thrillers, ambitious and ambiguous plots.

Don't see it if you already have enough nun issues and Catholic baggage.

90
Hairspray
Midtown W
Hilarious, Great acting, Cheesey, Dizzying, Relevant

See it if you want to laugh but don't mind if it comes with a serious message, want some really catchy high pitched music, are big blond and beautiful

Don't see it if you want something high-brow, you're going to be a dick about it.

95
Rent
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Intense

See it if you are a teenager in your angsty musical phase, you are aggressively anti-gentrification, all your friends are dead.

Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for self-indulgent angst and shows that seem forward thinking but couldn't pass a Bechdel test.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you love a gritty and intense English story with intense accent-work, you love Elton John, want jaw dropping dance numbers.

Don't see it if you are a fan of Margaret Thatcher, are not down with boys dancing or dressing like women or homosexuality, not for the douchebags.

75
For a previous production
ELF The Musical
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you think you can wrap your head around Elf without Will Ferrell, you have to take kids to a show, you loved or haven't seen the movie.

Don't see it if you want a deep think, you're offended by actors playing elves by dancing on their knees.

95
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky, Profound

See it if you love this classic story, have to take kids to a show, are fine with having kids' songs stuck in your head for ages.

Don't see it if you're bothered by a man playing one of the few classic but unconventional female roles when a woman could have done it just as well.

95
Delightful, Clever, Hilarious, Meta, Irreverent

See it if You are a fan of both musical theatre and Shakespeare, and could appreciate a show made up entirely of meta references making fun of both.

Don't see it if you hate inside jokes for theatre nerds, you have never seen a musical, you hate fun, or you take Shakespeare too seriously.

90
Sylvia
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Original, Refreshing, Hilarious

See it if you want to see the most amazing one man supporting cast ever, you love dogs, you have a high Matthew Broderick tolerance

Don't see it if you can't handle aggressive whimsy or dogs that look like pre-children Britney Spears but act like post-children Britney Spears.

69
On The Town
Midtown W
Entertaining, Confusing, Dated, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you love old school musical theatre dance vehicles, cheesy romances, aren't shocked by surprisingly raunchy old musicals, don't need plot.

Don't see it if you need substance and logic, hate long dance numbers, are offended by a woman blatantly kidnapping and possibly sexually assaulting a man.

85
If/Then
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you'd tolerate a mediocre first act to get to an amazing second act, you want a great Idina Menzel vehicle, you're cool with cliched lyrics.

Don't see it if you don't like diverse love stories, can't handle a mediocre first act, get bothered by heavy handed messages.

90
Constellations
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Confusing, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you love Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal, or thought-provoking abstract dramas that appear to take place in a bubble filled netherworld

Don't see it if you like your stories with clear context or are easily confused.

90
A Delicate Balance
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting

See it if you love an understated drama, love bickering families, love Albee or any of the amazing actors in it, have a tolerance for long monologues.

Don't see it if you can't stand improbably long monologues or repressed drama.

95
The Bachelors
West Village
Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intense

See it if you love a smart dark comedy, can handle a little vomit, have a high bro tolerance, love suspense and a good reveal/twist.

Don't see it if you have a weak-stomach (both for vomit and some of the subject matter), want a light comedy, are easily offended.

100
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you want to laugh incredibly hard, liked The 39 Steps, like irreverent period pieces, like old school sci-fi.

Don't see it if You can't handle the deliberately exaggerated, satirical acting style, can't keep up with fast-paced jokes, want something at all serious.

80
During previews
Misery
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Absorbing, Intense

See it if You love Laurie Metcalf, surprisingly funny theatrical thrillers, seeing Bruce Willis suffer, and weirdly sexual onstage wrestling.

Don't see it if You are squeamish about very good, violent special effects, you think Bruce Willis would be a good stage actor (nope).

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Riveting

See it if you love nip slips, irreverent sexual humor, being groped in a fun way, laughter, incredible singing, Chardonnay.

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with sexuality or the female body, you aren't comfortable being touched or spoken to by performers, you hate fun.