Kelsey P 6161

New York City | Female
About:  Illinois native. New York resident. Theatre junkie.
Reviews (65)
70
Burn This
Midtown W
Disappointing, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love Adam Driver or Brandon Uranowitz. They are wonderful and elevate the show immensely.

Don't see it if you're expecting a brilliant performance from Keri Russell.

85
Fairview
Brooklyn
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you want a play that entertains, shocks, and challenges you all at once, though perhaps not all at the same time.

Don't see it if you want to blend into the audience and experience a night of comfort...you won't find that here.

80
Blue Man Group
East Village
Must see, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you're on a date or entertaining friends/family. This is a great show for a joyous night out. It's pure fun.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional theatrical experience. This is more innovative and singular.

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great staging, Disappointing, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie and want to see a show with music and a storyline that you recognize.

Don't see it if you're expecting an innovative interpretation of a beloved movie with innovation on par with Broadway's The Lion King.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals. This is one of the best new musicals of the past 10 years.

Don't see it if you want a score that sounds like "Oklahoma" or "Music Man."

100
Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a smart, funny, thought-provoking, emotional, unique, and engaging play that will surely be one of the best of the year.

Don't see it if you want to escape politics for a night.

77
Ink
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Profound, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want thought-provoking, real life drama with incredible sets and staging.

Don't see it if you want a light night at the theatre full of laughs.

50
Dying City
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great writing, Watered down, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a Pulitzer Prize winning play onstage.

Don't see it if you want to see a riveting interpretation of said Pulitzer Prize winning play.

71
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Overrated, Funny, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you love the movie so much that you're willing to forgive minor flaws in the adaptation.

Don't see it if you love the movie so much that you're unwilling to forgive it for missing the emotional resonance of the story.

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to a show where everyone is at the top of their game- from the actors to the director to the design team.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light show to entertain you for the evening.

70
Romantic, Refreshing, Quirky, Overrated, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a cute musical that has stood the test of time in an intimate theater.

Don't see it if you'd rather spend your evening in a Broadway house with big sets and big names.

98
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh your ass off.

Don't see it if you want to be moved to tears.

85
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Resonant, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see two world-class actors tackle gripping, heavy monologues that will bring you to tears.

Don't see it if you want a light, comedic night at the theater.

85
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you want something out of the box and singular in its vision, with a surprising amount of humor and resonance.

Don't see it if making eye contact with the actor and audience members regularly throughout the show will make you uncomfortable.

88
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you want an adults-only night at the theatre that will leave your stomach hurting from laughing so hard.

Don't see it if raunchy jokes (and puppet sex) are not your cup of tea.

90
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to go on one woman's journey through her past, present, and future that makes you laugh, cry, and think about the world around you.

Don't see it if you hate women's rights.

67
Bad music, Overrated, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to be a part of the conversation and see the musical that has garnered a cult-following, despite only receiving 1 Tony nomination.

Don't see it if you're exasperated by bad lyrics.

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic staged impeccably with the highest caliber of performers bringing it to life.

Don't see it if you're committed to being grumpy forever.

60
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great visuals, Amazing puppetry, Poor writing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want mind-blowing visuals and exciting spectacle.

Don't see it if you want a well-crafted musical with catchy music and great lyrics.

30
Insipid, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you're obsessed with the movie and don't mind if it strays from the plot.

Don't see it if you like good musicals.

1
The End of Longing
West Village
Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you love Matthew Perry and seeing him onstage is worth sitting through a horrible play.

Don't see it if you can get tickets to anything else.

82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Riveting, Great staging

See it if you love Cynthia Nixon and/or Laura Linney and want to see them take on incredible characters in an absorbing story.

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces.

100
Delightful, Exquisite, Great singing, Must see, Great staging

See it if you can get tickets. This is a must see! Bette Midler is really worth the hype and the rest of the cast is equally incredible.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by the cheesiness of classic musicals.

50
Entertaining, Overrated, Bad lyrics, Catchy songs

See it if you're looking for a fun night out with a typical "big" musical. Big sets, flashy costumes, great voices, fun storyline.

Don't see it if you find repetitive lyrics more grating than catchy.

100
Delightful, Edgy, Hilarious, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to laugh your ass off while seeing a seriously well-written musical with great music.

Don't see it if you're often offended by raunchy subject matter.

75
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see true triple threats tear up the stage in unmemorable material. Truly, the performances are worth it.

Don't see it if you don't like the music of the temptations.

69
During previews
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Fun, Fluffy, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love rock music, want a fun night out, and want to bop along to the music in your seat. This show is fun, irreverent,

Don't see it if you'll be annoyed by unruly audience members. This one attracts an offbeat, nontraditional crowd. But if you can join in, you'll love it.

95
Resonant, Great acting, Epic, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if you want an artsy, edgy, gutsy night at the theatre featuring an unbelievable cast and a new, relevant spin on an old classic.

Don't see it if you want the Oklahoma you know or if you're a "purist" and can't imagine enjoying a new interpretation.

84
Hilarious, Refreshing, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night out at the theatre. This will make you laugh and it might even sneak up on you and make you cry.

Don't see it if you don't support gay rights. But if that's the case...probably best to stay out of NYC altogether.

60
Overrated, Epic, Great staging, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you've never seen Phantom before. It's still running for a reason and everyone should see it once.

Don't see it if you've seen Phantom before. It's been running so long that it feels stale. The audiences are often ill-behaved and the acting is poor.

100
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you loved Sleep No More and want to experience a more intimate but equally interactive show.

Don't see it if you don't like the idea of moving around, being split up from your group, or being in a room alone with actors.

92
Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a singular, artistic, creative musical with wonderful singing, acting, and staging.

Don't see it if you don't often enjoy "artsy" theatre.

100
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you have a pulse. Shakespeare aficionados will love it and those that consider themselves Shakespeare-illiterate will find it accessible.

Don't see it if ....there's no reason. It's the most accessible and one of the most successful Shakespeare plays I've ever seen.

72
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you've grown up with the Clinton family and want to watch two wonderful actors imagine what they're like behind closed doors.

Don't see it if you're expecting a political drama or if you're unforgiving of a play with an interesting concept that didn't come to its full potential.

58
Lackluster effects, Lackluster staging, Great music, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see the movie on a stage and that alone will satisfy you.

Don't see it if you expect Disney to deliver with dazzling effects, costumes, and sets. You'll be disappointed.

100
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the perfect marriage of amazing playwriting meeting amazing actors with an amazing set directed amazingly.

Don't see it if you're tired...get ready to be on the edge of your seat hanging on every word.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see a classic musical presented in its optimal form- with amazing actors and singers, superb sets, and lush orchestrations.

Don't see it if you hate classic musicals. I honestly can't think of any other reason not to see this one.

54
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Important, Disappointing, Dated

See it if you want to see an important musical in the history of musical theater.

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced story that feels modern and exciting.

70
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Hilarious, Epic, Clever idea, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a night out at the theatre that would be fun for a Shakespeare fan, bachelorette party, or anything in between.

Don't see it if drunk people annoy you.

73
Refreshing, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you have a soft-spot for Nathan Lane and want to see an ambitious, silly play that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Don't see it if fart jokes make you roll your eyes.

48
Poor direction, One-note, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if seeing Glenda Jackson look like a badass and own the stage at 82 years old is enough to make the ticket price worth it.

Don't see it if you want to see a riveting interpretation of King Lear...or if seeing an entire cast yell for 3.5 hours sounds like a chore.

88
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if you love Aaron Sorkin, the book, the movie, and if you want a thought provoking night at the theater with wonderful actors and staging.

Don't see it if you want a light show that allows you to check out for the night.

100
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if you love Harry Potter, love Broadway, love spectacle, and/or love magic. There is something for everyone in this stunning feat.

Don't see it if you'd rather have an intimate night at the theater...this won't be it.

75
Raunchy, Quirky, Edgy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a great cast give their all to a irreverent musical that packs a lot of laughs.

Don't see it if you want a high-brow night on Broadway.

63
Quirky, Overrated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie, you love Tina Fey, and you want a show that'll make you laugh!

Don't see it if you're expecting amazing music and lyrics.

69
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Disappointing, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you love Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.

Don't see it if seeing two legendary singers isn't enough of a draw. The plot is poorly constructed and the music isn't catchy.

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Profound, Refreshing

See it if you want to hear a heartwarming story surrounding an event we all know and watch an incredible, ensemble cast.

Don't see it if you want a big-scale musical with huge sets and dance numbers.

64
Funny, Indulgent, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you love clever lyrics, love the movie, and want an easy night out at the theatre.

Don't see it if you can get tickets to Dear Evan Hansen or Great Comet.

70
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're visiting NYC and want to see something you're guaranteed to like.

Don't see it if you prefer musicals with more depth.

73
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if you love the music of Carole King.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by the poor books of Jukebox musicals.