Lane

Stamford | 18-24 | Female
About:  Art Historian and Broadway Enthusiast!!
Reviews (70)
20
Skintight
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you want to see Idina Menzel in a play and a phenomenal performance by Eli Gelb.

Don't see it if you want a show with depth. The message of the show is underwhelming and unsettling. What will be next, a musical version of Pretty Woman?!

100
Hilarious, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you want to laugh! If you've seen the movie, added bonus. Actors were phenomenal and the music was delightful. Staging was seamless-Perfect!

Don't see it if You have young children, dislike musicals, or want a serious drama

Also Best thing I've seen since Dear Evan Hansen opened last year. A MUST S... Read more Read less

50
Big River
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you want to see some amazing singers do a phenomenal job with below-average content

Don't see it if you dislike shows that revolve around race/if you get offended easily. It is not for the fainthearted... do not take children

56
The Crucible
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you like minimalist sets. Also if you like "The Crucible" in itself. (Although there is nothing special about this production).

Don't see it if you have better things to do with $40+

55
The Total Bent
East Village
Intense, Great singing

See it if you want to see a fantastic group of singers give it their all. (It's a sort of Rock-Musical, be warned).

Don't see it if you want a cohesive/understandable story. A lot was left to the imagination.

72
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Cliched

See it if you love Shakespeare! The all-female cast knocks it out of the park.

Don't see it if you have seen Taming of the Shrew. Honestly unnecessary. I had a good time, but not much was brought to the table during the show.

45
Head of Passes
East Village
Confusing, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to hear people shouting nonsensically about nothing & if you enjoy shows that lack a decent plot/character development

Don't see it if you dislike 25-minute monologues, if you dislike racist stereotypes, or if you want a show of substance.

90
Noises Off
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy farces and physical comedy. I was dying of laughter the majority of the show; it was incredibly witty and well-staged.

Don't see it if you have little knowledge about live theatre--the hilarious characters embody the archetypes of small theatre productions.

100
During previews
Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you want to see masterful actors do an incredible job with this 60s classic.

Don't see it if you are a joyless person.

100
For a previous production
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Great acting, Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you love theatre and love comedy. It is absolutely fantastic and hilarious. The acting is amazing and the staging is wonderfully unique!

Don't see it if you want a bland version of Sense and Sensibility.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want to have a truly bizarre, fun time. Everyone has a different experience as actors lead you off to rooms and make you do weird stuff.

Don't see it if you don't like being touched by strangers/if you don't like being stuck watching average dancing for long periods of time.

60
Cute, Disappointing

See it if you love the music or want to see a show with spectacular dancing.

Don't see it if you want to see a solid production of Fiddler. The Tevya was painfully low energy and everyone else was pitchy.

50
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of the original show and want to see a new take on it.

Don't see it if you're expecting greatness. The singers were subpar and the stage direction was often muddled and confusing. They were too ambitious.

10
The River
Midtown W
Bad

See it if you like Hugh Jackman... but even he doesn't make up for the utter crap that is "The River"

Don't see it if just don't see it. You can live your entire life without subjecting yourself to this show. The actors were fine but the play was SO BAD.

64
Dated, Disappointing

See it if you love the show. The content itself remains intact and entertaining.

Don't see it if you're expecting the original production. The revival cast was absolutely disappointing.

80
Overrated, Dark, Great acting, New

See it if you want a fresh theatre experience full of remarkable talent.

Don't see it if you dislike teen angst. That's the entire show.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a delightful night of great performances and laughing. The show is brilliant and witty.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals.

68
Company (2006)
Midtown W
Great acting, Entertaining, Confusing

See it if you want a fun show with fantastic talent. Raul Esparza is amazing and Sondheim's score is great.

Don't see it if you want a traditional musical. In this revival, actors played instruments, typical of director John Doyle, and it doesn't always click.

92
Clever, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if you love everything Monty Python! The show is kid friendly (and husband friendly). Not to mention it's hilarious.

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor.

86
Anything Goes
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Great score

See it if you love the tunes of Cole Porter! The talent is phenomenal (I mean it is Sutton Foster) and the production quality is through the roof.

Don't see it if you want a serious show. It can be quite flamboyant.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious

See it if you want an engaging, intelligent, laugh-out-loud theatre experience.

Don't see it if you dislike fun.

50
War Horse
Upper W Side
Slow, Overrated, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of masterful puppetry and lighting design!

Don't see it if you get bored easily. War Horse is LONG and can be a bit dull.

65
For a previous production
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Funny, Refreshing, Jukebox musical

See it if you love all things 80s! The music is fun and the show is lively and entertaining.

Don't see it if you want to bring your kids to a show! There is some pretty vulgar content.

100
Hair
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Hilarious, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you're a big fan of universal love. The show is stunning--it will make you laugh and it will make you sob.

Don't see it if you dislike the "hippie" movement of the 70s. Be warned, there is nudity!! (And the show can be very overtly sexual.)

76
Hamlet in Bed
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Original, Quirky

See it if you want to see some refreshing experimental theatre with a small cast and a phenomenal male lead. Plus, the production quality is amazing.

Don't see it if you want something light. The show is dark and often heavy. The female lead is a little weak and has been done before--I blame the script.

82
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Cliched

See it if you love Mean Girls, or if you want to see some flawless leading ladies take the stage. (Seriously, almost every girl is a powerhouse.)

Don't see it if you're looking for something that goes far beyond the original film (it gets a little repetitive), or if you don't like high school humor.

Also If you are unfamiliar with the film, a lot of the jokes/big lines will... Read more Read less

40
Cats
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy

See it if you love the material/if you want a good laugh. It's cute.

Don't see it if you are looking for something serious and plot-driven. Choreography/staging were offensively bad and the Rum Tum Tugger was disappointing.

88
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Outstanding set design, Fun, Updated

See it if you loved the movie! If you want to see the most spectacular moving set you CANNOT miss this show; their tech absolutely brought me to tears

Don't see it if you are hoping to see the wizard from the movie. The show is historically based. If you're a fan of stage combat, you will hate this show.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Masterful, Great singing

See it if no questions, JUST SEE IT!

Don't see it if you're looking for a fluffy, pop musical. It's dark and sad (although absolutely amazing)

80
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Original

See it if you love slap-stick humor and funny shows. I could not stop laughing

Don't see it if You dislike country music.

100
For a previous production
Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Original, Refreshing

See it if you want to see amazing performers perform an absolutely beautiful, fantastic, heart-wrenching show. DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW

Don't see it if you are triggered easily by the concepts of suicide, anxiety, or loneliness

65
Dry Powder
East Village
Original, Disappointing

See it if you like John Krasinski/Claire Danes/Hank Azaria. Also if you have interest in finance and fairly dry plays about the business world.

Don't see it if you want a great story line and a moving performance by the actors. The performance was dry and the script was dull.

40
Women Without Men
Midtown W
Sleep-inducing

See it if you like to fall asleep in theatres, like to watch other people fall asleep in theatres, like bad accents and/or insipid plotlines.

Don't see it if you have the option to see a show that you might stay awake in.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny

See it if you like Wayne Brady!!! He absolutely KILLED IT.

Don't see it if you want to see something great. Actors other than Brady were painfully average (couldn't do accents/were pitchy) & Lauper's score is bland.

70
Washer/Dryer
Midtown W
Cute, Funny, Cliched

See it if you want to see a goofy play that pokes fun at pretty spot-on stereotypes. Or if you want to see/support Asian representation in theatre.

Don't see it if you want a thought-provoking show. It's cute, but nothing special.

95
During previews
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Original

See it if you want to see a fantastic play that faces the reality of dysfunctional families--the good and the bad. The acting is phenomenal.

Don't see it if you want something bubbly and happy. The show can be dark and very veristic.

45
First Daughter Suite
East Village
Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see a brilliant, star-studded cast. But don't expect much, the show is complete crap otherwise.

Don't see it if you're Iranian (a topic they sang about at length) and if you don't care about any of the 20th century presidents. I left at intermission.

10
Old Times
Midtown W
Confusing, Excruciating

See it if you enjoy wasting your time at a production that spent more time on set design than reading the script for content.

Don't see it if you want a play of any substance. There was no character development or narrative arch. The actors were subpar.

56
If/Then
Midtown W
Disappointing

See it if you love Idina and want to support her.

Don't see it if you want to see a good show. Don't be fooled by the writers' names and reputations; this is not up to "Next to Normal" standards.

80
Delightful, Great acting, Dated

See it if you want to see amazing talent perform an amazing classic. Audra and Norm blow it out of the water.

Don't see it if old Broadway music bores you. It can often be too operatic and slow.

76
The Pajama Game
Midtown W
Cute, Dated, Fluffy

See it if you want a cute musical and you love older Broadway tunes!

Don't see it if you're looking for something with depth. You can always rent the movie which features the lovely Doris Day.

75
Entertaining, Confusing, Ambitious, Great show, Great acting

See it if you want to see amazing talent performing a phenomenal musical in a minimalist way.

Don't see it if you want a traditional Sweeney Todd experience. John Doyle has his cast members score the show...it was an interesting choice....

68
South Pacific
Upper W Side
Dated, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see amazing talent in a beautiful production. Kelli O'Hara kills it.

Don't see it if you struggle with racist commentary. The show's extremely dated, and can be quite offensive.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you want to see masterful actors and a refreshingly modern plot-line.

Don't see it if you want to bring your children. There's some pretty dark content. The first act can feel a little slow.

70
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you want a refreshing musical that lacks the typical "campy" aspect of Broadway.

Don't see it if you're looking for a happy ending.

80
Hairspray
Midtown W
Cute, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love upbeat tunes and bright colors! & the show features interesting, relevant social commentary on racism, while remaining kid-friendly

Don't see it if you don't like sugary shows. Hairspray is candy coated.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Intense, Resonant

See it if you want to see an absolutely fantastic production (in every sense of the term).

Don't see it if you dislike modern musicals. The score is often times a little too pop-rock for traditional theatre-goers.

78
Hand to God
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a very dark comedy. Hand to God will make you laugh, but it also makes you think. Plus, the leading actor is absolutely phenomenal.

Don't see it if you dislike explicit content. There's a ten-minute puppet-sex scene!

100
Pippin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Colorful

See it if you love acrobatics, fantastic performers, and high-energy shows. Pippin is not only entertaining but it'll also make you think!

Don't see it if you dislike the circus. Or raw talent. (You should see it.)

50
Disappointing, Fluffy, Original, Ambitious

See it if you like emotional monologues and male-driven casts.

Don't see it if you want a realistic portrayal of the prison system. Definitely not the best of Miss Scott's work.