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Reviews (21)
20
Banal, Excruciating, Horrible script

See it if You love Donna Summer's music and don't care how bad the show it's in really is. Also, LaChanze does a great job with no help from script.

Don't see it if You like good dialogue & direction. Note that all the actors seem to be rushing around to hit their next mark. The whole show is rushed.

24
Amelie
Midtown W
Disappointing, Clunky, Vapid, A waste, Misguided

See it if You are a fan of the two leads, Phillipa Soo and Andrew Chanler-Berat. They were good but wasted here.

Don't see it if You like thoughtful, well-done musical theater. So many other shows are better options on Broadway these days.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You like moving, thought-provoking contemporary drama with a wonderful musical score. The writing, directing, acting & music are all stellar

Don't see it if You don't like contemporary musicals or if you don't like emotionally involving, intelligent theater.

87
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Poignant, Refreshing, Engaging

See it if You like to laugh but also like some poignancy derived from the performer's personal family experiences.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows that are both funny but also moving and personal.

76
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The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Technologically creative

See it if You'd like an immersive, mind blowing auditory experience. Story gets a bit lost in the forest near the end but Simon McBurney is amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like theater that literally plays inside your head or if you don't like one-man shows, though the tech wizards make this much more

Also Hard show to categorize because there is nothing like it on Broadway. ... Read more Read less

78
The Golden Bride
Financial
Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Silly but fun, Great singing

See it if You like historical "poperettas" with a large cast, great singing and costumes and a superb orchestra.

Don't see it if You don't like historical romance musicals. The plot veers to the silly side at some points. It didn't bother us because it was fun- but fyi

75
Rhinoceros
East Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intelligent, Original

See it if You like challenging, absurdist theater and are comfortable with a low budget production.

Don't see it if You prefer conventional, linear storytelling or if you don't like allegories. This is Ionesco- absurdist theater- and not to all tastes.

80
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Overrated

See it if You like heavy drama in musicals. Talented cast- especially Michael Cerveris- but the critics overpraised it. Sorry- I call it as I see it

Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about homosexuality and suicide.

89
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like great revivals of classic musicals. Terrific all around. I saw it w/Kelli O'Hara- who was marvelous- but I hear M. Mazzie is great.

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals.

97
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent & exciting theater that's challenging- but ultimately fulfilling. A marvelous play- one of the best I've seen in years.

Don't see it if You just want light entertainment and feel you don't want anything that might make you think a little bit.

78
American Psycho
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Edgy

See it if You like edgy drama in a musical and aren't put off by theatrical blood.

Don't see it if You have a low tolerance level for stage violence and theatrical blood

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You want to see a brilliant one-woman performance with an intelligent (if not perfect) script.

Don't see it if One-person shows aren't your thing or you prefer to see elaborate sets.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Uplifting, Inspiring

See it if You like upbeat, feel-good musicals.

Don't see it if You want a deep, thought-provoking controversial story.

72
Paramour
Midtown W
Dizzying, Cliched, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love acrobatic and aerialist stunts. Those are spectacular!

Don't see it if You want/expect a good plot and script. This show is all about the exciting visuals. The story is less than secondary.

80
Entertaining, Refreshing, Fun and funny, Silly sci-fi spoof, Great costumes

See it if You like campy science fiction spoofs with music, great costumes and interactive, fun shows.

Don't see it if You want to just sit and if you don't like campy sci-fi musicals.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Fun

See it if You are familiar with at least some Shakespeare (ideally) and you enjoy musicals that have clever comedic wordplay. And you like to laugh.

Don't see it if You have no interest in Shakespeare, musicals or comedies.

41
Disappointing, Ambitious, Off-key, Quirky, Unsuccessful

See it if You are not bothered by obvious attempts at humor, a low-budget production and an earnest cast that, unfortunately, frequently sang off-key.

Don't see it if You expect live musicians, a cast that can sing on-key and satire with some genuine humor.

68
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Disappointing, Great staging, Banal, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like random hits from the 60's sung and danced on some cool sets. For an Off-Broadway show, the sets are really extravagant- and fun.

Don't see it if You like a story with your music. This is really just a revue with a bare outline of a story. Best for foreigners- there's no real dialogue.

92
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want to be blown away with how good this really is. I smiled the entire show. Our family really loved it! Alex Brightman was amazing!

Don't see it if You have a very young (under 8) child- just due to language. The kids in the show, though, are inspiring they are so good.

90
Absorbing, Resonant, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You like Carole King's music, obviously, but it is also a well-done story that manages to incorporate her big hits as well as Mann-Weill's.

Don't see it if You don't like Carole King music. Act 1 is not as strong as Act 2 so, if you don't like Act 1- don't leave! Act 2 is excellent!

87
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Overrated

See it if You feel you must- no matter the cost- because it is "THE must-see show." It is really clever & ground-breaking but you better like hip-hop.

Don't see it if You don't like hip-hop.