Kelsey P 6161

New York City | Female
About:  Illinois native. New York resident. Theatre junkie.
Reviews (85)
75
17 Minutes
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Profound, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want a heavy night at the theatre with a very topical play.

Don't see it if you'll be exhausted after 90 minutes without levity.

79
Quirky, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see 4 brilliant actresses bring all their talent and energy to a dark, quirky story.

Don't see it if you are easily disturbed or triggered by violence.

75
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Fun, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun twist on Macbeth that is elevated by a stellar and enthusiastic cast.

Don't see it if the combination of Macbeth and McDonalds makes you roll your eyes.

45
Lackluster music, Slow, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if you love Peter Dinklage. You won't be disappointed- he's wonderful.

Don't see it if you want the music to be good, catchy, or interesting.

95
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to be challenged. This is a powerful, thought-provoking, brilliantly written play that will leave you with a lot to discuss.

Don't see it if the idea of watching a sex scene onstage makes you uncomfortable.

45
During previews
Overrated, Indulgent, Great writing, Disappointing

See it if you love Corey Stoll. He still manages to shine in this production.

Don't see it if you're expecting the Macbeth you know. This one is devoid of suspense, danger, and connection between the actors.

77
Stomp
East Village
Refreshing, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want a break from the traditional play or musical and you're ready for a fun, entertaining night out.

Don't see it if you want to be engaged by a storyline.

93
Must see, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want a night out at the theatre that is impressive, wholly unique, energetic, hilarious, and so much fun.

Don't see it if you hate rap.

85
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Clever, Great singing, Riveting, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you want a fun night out where you'll see great acts, amazing singers, awesome sets and costumes, and a polished, beautiful burlesque show.

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with scantily clad performers- though there's no full nudity!

74
Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you loved the movie, love jukebox musicals, and want to see an epically big show that will transport you to the Moulin Rouge.

Don't see it if a jukebox musical with uber current hits sounds like an eye-roll.

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.

96
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic Shakespearean text interpreted in an uber-modern, uber-creepy, and uber-unique light.

Don't see it if You're expecting a classic retelling of Macbeth.

95
Is This A Room
Gramercy
Must see, Intense, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want a gripping storyline that is 100% true and based on real, recorded dialogue. The acting is top notch.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy tense situations.

85
Soft Power
East Village
Profound, Epic, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a profoundly singular, incredibly clever, though-provoking, ambitious musical that will make you laugh and cry.

Don't see it if you won't forgive minor flaws to see the overall exquisite bigger picture.

100
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show where staging, acting, writing, and technical elements combine in perfect harmony to deliver a gripping story.

Don't see it if you like your stories resolved and tied up in a pretty bow.

77
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a brilliantly written play performed by wonderful actors that will make you laugh, squirm, and gasp.

Don't see it if you are expecting a straightforward comedy with no strings attached.

70
During previews
Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you're a Broadway fan who has seen a lot of shows and knows musical theatre scores decently well.

Don't see it if you're annoyed by a two drink minimum.

45
During previews
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Strange choices, Slow, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you love Marisa Tomei- she's wonderful.

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

80
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear an ambitious story told through some of the best singing you can witness in NY right now.

Don't see it if you don't like sung-through musicals.

95
Profound, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love Fiddler, you hate Fiddler, you've seen Fiddler a million times, or you've never seen Fiddler.

Don't see it if you hate movies with subtitles. But please reconsider!

70
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see a stellar cast shine in a show that has so much potential.

Don't see it if you want a show that delivers the emotional resonance that you're expecting.

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.