Kerri Lauren

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I tend to like shows about revenge... I don't know what that's about. I try to see every Broadway musical each season and get to as many plays and off-Broadway productions as I can.
Reviews (82)
84
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you're interested in learning about the hardships of being part of the deaf community. Stellar performances by Joshua Jackson&Lauren Ridloff

Don't see it if you want to see a fluffy play or a musical.

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy classic musicals. It's 3 hours long, so be prepared for a long Act 1. I was quite impressed with Lauren Ambrose.

Don't see it if you want to see a drama or if you don't like classic musicals.

93
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want a wonderfully acted and written play, you want something intriguing and clever. Very funny, but also dramatic.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical. That's the only reason I could come up with for anyone not to see it.

84
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you want a fun night at the theater. You don't have to be a JB fan to like this show. It's really entertaining & the cast is having a blast

Don't see it if you want a serious or really meaningful show. If you don't like silly shows.

79
During previews
Slow, Great dancing, Great singing, Dated

See it if you like classic Broadway shows with great singing and outstanding dancing.

Don't see it if you want to see a fluffy musical that will leave you happy. It's a bit long and it feels it.

94
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if you want to see an epic play with outstanding performances. If you're a fan of the play or miniseries. If you enjoy a great drama.

Don't see it if you have an issue sitting in a theater for 2x the amount of time as an average play, but don't let that deter you because you should see it.

85
During previews
Admissions
Upper W Side
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a family drama dealing with issues of race & how it plays a part in every day life. Great performances & wonderfully written

Don't see it if you don't like revisiting the topic of race and white privilege, but then you should probably see it anyway.

94
Cruel Intentions
Greenwich V
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Great singing, Fun

See it if you're a fan of the film or 90s music. If you enjoy shows that kind of make fun of themselves/don't take themselves too seriously.

Don't see it if you want a serious night at the theater, you're uncomfortable with a lot of talk about sex and drugs, you hate the movie. Not for children.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Resonant

See it if you like to plays about families, especially families w issues that aren't frequently discussed. You like dramedies with an important story.

Don't see it if you don't like family stories. If you can't see the message it's trying to convey without it smacking you in the face.

78
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of Mark Rylance - he is magnificent. If you like plays with some singing. If you like period pieces.

Don't see it if You want a straight-to-the-point play, with no singing. You don't like period pieces or accents or breaking of the 4th wall.

72
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Confusing, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like nontraditional plays with a very simple set, you like stories about relationships, you like quirky plays. You GREAT with accents.

Don't see it if you want a largely staged play with lots of moving parts. You have trouble with accents. You want a low key, chill night at the theater.

Also Accents: I'm traditionally pretty good at deciphering what people are ... Read more Read less

86
Who's Holiday!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Raunchy

See it if you're looking for a fun, funny, holiday-themed night away from the kids. This is not for children. Lesli Margherita is an absolute delight

Don't see it if you don't want to see a one-woman, raunchy version of a Dr. Seuss classic, all grown up. You wanted a holiday themed show for kids.

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie or any other fun teen movie. If you loved the musicals of Legally Blonde/Heathers. You want a fun night at the theatre

Don't see it if You didn’t like the movie. You want a serious night at the theater or a “mature” musical. You don’t like to have a good time.

79
During previews
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Slow, Relevant, Political

See it if you like political dramas, you like the dark side of politics with a hint of comedy.

Don't see it if you want a light play or a legitimate comedy, you don't like politics, you are a Trump supporter or take offense to comments against him.

94
During previews
Great writing, Funny, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you like relevant stories, regardless of when they take place, about important issues that deserve to be discussed.

Don't see it if you want a light play, though there are some laughs to be had. It has stereotypical HS archetypes, but they're a necessity to the story.

64
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Great set, Slow, Insipid, Confusing

See it if you like Wall Street-related media. If you liked The Big Short or anything to do with the financial world.

Don't see it if you want to see a fun or interesting play without having to have previous knowledge of the financial world. If you don't like dry plays.

Also I honestly think it would make a better movie, especially if it was tr... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you like period pieces about family with philosophical aspects.

Don't see it if you dislike slow-paced dramas, period pieces. Unclear plots.

Also It's 2:30 in length and 2 scenes make up Act 1, which should be broken... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great singing, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you like musical revues. You like/are familiar with the musicals that have musical numbers in this show.

Don't see it if you want to learn about Harold Prince. You don't like the musicals being presented. You want to see a show with a plot

Also I read another review saying that they felt that the second act dragge... Read more Read less

90
Ambitious, Great singing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like one-man/woman shows, incredible singing, flawless acting. Brian Charles Rooney's performance is breathtaking.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man/woman shows, LGBT themes, or if you're looking to see a fluff play.

Also Brian Charles Rooney gives an performance for the ages. The range of v... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you like silly comedies. You are a pop culture fan (there are a ton of references). You like to laugh. You like a really strong ensemble.

Don't see it if you want something heavy or serious. You don't know anything about Matthew McConaughey. You are offended by Satan and cursing.

78
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Slow, Funny, Insipid

See it if you like typical family dramas or if you like the movie.

Don't see it if you like interesting or original takes on family drama.

85
Great acting, Riveting, Intense

See it if you like family dramas involving greed and deception. You like incredible acting all around.

Don't see it if you want to see a light play or a comedy. You don't want to be tempted to see it again with the cast swap.

Also I saw Laura Linney as Regina and Cynthia Nixon as Birdie. I'm tempted ... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great singing, Intense, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like a little murder in your musicals. If you like to see a classic staged in an unconventional way. You like intimate theater spaces.

Don't see it if you don't like murder or cannibalism. You don't like an intimate or interactive theatrical experience.

85
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Predictable, Fluffy

See it if you like traditional song and dance/love story musicals that children will enjoy.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with substance or if you don't like unnecessary fluff.

90
Great singing, Masterful, Intense, Emotional

See it if you like musicals without dialogue, can be compared to Les Mis in it's epicness. You like complicated love stories.

Don't see it if you don't like a ballad-heavy show or loud sounds. You need there to be dialogue in addition to the songs.

75
Kings
East Village
Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like plays about politics. It has funny moments and the set is great.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about politics.

85
Yerma
Upper E Side
Intense, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a well-acted, updated version of a classic play. Incredibly acted by Billie Piper, with great set changes.

Don't see it if you want to see a light, funny play that's easy on your emotions.

62
Good for Otto
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like to hear stories and you like to sit through 3 hours of them. Needs more dialogue & less monologues.

Don't see it if you want an easy night of theater. It's very slow and I'm not sure what it accomplished, though I liked the concept.

Also Some of the storylines were intriguing and I wish they were explored m... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Cliched, Funny, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Chris Evans and Michael Cera, (Brian Tyree Henry is the real star). Some funny dialogue, but very predictable.

Don't see it if you want to see a short to-the-point play, if you want to see something original.

93
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if you like seeing shows in an intimate setting, you like unconventional love stories. Fantastic singing and performances.

Don't see it if you want a complex musical with a lot of explanation. This show is more for the emotions.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if you're into cult movies like Rocky Horror or Reefer Madness (Movie Musical). It's ridiculous in the best way & the singing is incredible.

Don't see it if you're offended by ANYTHING, if you don't like profanity or The Jerry Springer show. If you don't like opera singing.

64
Funny, Great acting, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of John Lithgow and you like to see one man acting out two stories.

Don't see it if you like to see a play with a plot or a purpose.

81
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow

See it if you like revues or you like seeing numbers performed that you may not have ever heard of before. Fantastic singing.

Don't see it if you don't like revues, want to see something more familiar or a show with a plot.

94
Trial
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Original, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an original twist on a story of child abuse and the aftermath. Great acting and writing by Ashley Griffin.

Don't see it if you don't like stories of child abuse or family relations or manipulation or death.

50
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Disappointing, Confusing, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like surprise endings that don't really fit with the rest of the story.

Don't see it if you'd like a straightforward narrative without unnecessary storylines that don't add to the plot.

78
Slow, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like shows that are more like plays with songs, people showing compassion, simple stories.

Don't see it if you want big song and dance numbers, you want a complex story with a plot.

78
Slow, Relevant, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like plays about the confrontation of sexism. If you like to see women standing up for themselves against men.

Don't see it if You want to see a play that has nothing to do with controversial topics like sexism.

93
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Relevant, Must see

See it if you want to see a masterfully acted drama, with some laughs. about a woman struggling with drug & alcohol addiction in a rehab facility.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with stories about drug or alcohol addiction. If you can't be in a room with strobe lights.

Also I also saw this play 2 years ago in London and Denise Gough and this e... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of the tv show or if you want a night of fun, colorful, original theater. Great for kids. Meaningful message & great spectacle.

Don't see it if you're looking for a serious night of theater or a traditional theater experience.

96
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Relevant, Must see, Great writing

See it if you like stories of female friendship, quick dialogue, troubles that teenage girls face, fantastic writing & storytelling, "girl world."

Don't see it if you don't like realistic stories about teenage life in America, you don't like shows only featuring women, you don't like intimate theaters.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you aren't expecting it to be like the movies, it's more similar to the book, but modernized. The Oompa-Loompas are very creatively done.

Don't see it if you want it to be like the movies. If you want grandiose sets of the chocolate factory (I was generally underwhelmed).

Also I thought it was kind of ridiculous that we don't get to the chocolate... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Ambitious, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you want to see great movement by very in shape actors, you're not bothered by accents

Don't see it if you want to see a classic interpretation of a novel, if you don't want to see an all-male cast, simulated sex/violence.

Also I've never read the novel or seen the movie, so I can't compare it. Al... Read more Read less

93
Indecent
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like historical stories about the first half of the 1900s, stories about Jews in and around WWII, you have a passion for art & humanity

Don't see it if you have narrow views on life and art, but that's probably the reason why you should see it.

95
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you like Shakespeare's comedies. You are an Annaleigh Ashford or Danny Burstein fan - you won't be disappointed.

Don't see it if you want to see a drama. You don't like physical comedy or shows that have elements that can be thought of as silly. You don't like to smile

80
Zero Hour
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Dated

See it if you like one-man shows in an intimate theater. You like shows about a real person. You like or know who Zero Mostel is & want to learn more.

Don't see it if you want a large cast or a play with multiple-person dialogue. You don't know or care who Zero Mostel is.

83
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Funny, Great acting, Intense

See it if you like political dramas. You like dramas about true current events.

Don't see it if you're looking for a light drama or a short drama. You don't like minimal sets. Have a hard time hearing in a larger space.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great choreography, Funny, Must see

See it if you like superbly polished theater. You like to see traditional musicals staged to perfection. You want a fun night out at the theater.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of traditional song & dance musicals. You don't like a lot of comic relief. You want a serious drama.

60
During previews
The End of Longing
West Village
Disappointing, Funny, Cliched

See it if you like Matthew Perry. You want to watch a play that isn't too dense, but deals with a serious issue.

Don't see it if you like great writing and acting. You don't like plays dealing with addiction.

95
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Clever

See it if you like contemporary-staged Shakespeare. If you like to see relevant political topics mixed into theatre.

Don't see it if you like to see Shakespeare in its traditional form. If you don't like politics mixed with theatre. If you don't like violence or loud noise

Also This show contains loud gun shots, gore, some violence, and brief nudi... Read more Read less

90
Your Alice
Queens
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you're a fan of the Alice in Wonderland stories. You like seeing "behind the scenes" stories of classics.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate spaces. You don't like plays with actors playing instruments and singing.