Lauren 8256

Boston

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Reviews (18)
85
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like creative staging, seeing talented actors take on many parts, you're vaguely familiar with the plot of Jekyll & Hyde

Don't see it if You don't like appropriations of existing stories, you don't like stripped down sets/costumes, you're expecting a full cast

57
Ambitious, Confusing, Indulgent

See it if You are Greek

Don't see it if You like linear, coherent plots

74
Wendell & Pan
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Creative, fresh

See it if You want to support new works, you enjoy different takes on traditional stories, you don't mind some ambiguity

Don't see it if You don't do small spaces, you want a fully baked story-line

78
Absorbing, Intense, Thoughtful

See it if You enjoy Shepard, you want to support a small show, you like theater in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You're looking for something fast-paced, you don't like depressing shows, you get triggered by violence

72
Ambitious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy new/creative concepts in musicals, you enjoy ballet

Don't see it if You're looking for a spectacle musical

90
Enchanting, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You like dance, you like butts, you're into goth settings

Don't see it if you can't handle nudity, you need spoken word, you don't go to Brooklyn

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy belting, You're in it for the costumes, You like a spectacle, you didn't like the book Wicked

Don't see it if You liked the book Wicked (it's very different)

85
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Enchanting, Edgy

See it if you enjoy immersive theater, you enjoy haunted houses, you're familiar with the story of MacBeth

Don't see it if You're not in shape/have walking trouble, you dislike wearing masks, you like a linear plot

90
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You're obsessed with Harry Potter, You appreciate tongue-in-cheek humor, you appreciate creativity and improv

Don't see it if You're a Slytherin

90
During previews
The Dance of Death
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You're in the mood for a laugh, you appreciate when period shows aren't dated, you're in it for good acting

Don't see it if You can't make it 110 minutes without an intermission

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great timing, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy non-linear theater & ensemble pieces, you want to learn about or are interested in the Vietnam war, you enjoy strong acting

Don't see it if You can't sit still in uncomfortable seating (church pews), you get distracted by fully lit theater in the round

78
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You enjoy Agatha Christie, mysteries, or old-timey theater; if you want to see a really solid low-key production

Don't see it if You don't like mysteries, you don't like dated content

95
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Exquisite, Edgy, Clever

See it if You enjoy Christmas, the Nutcracker, dancing/aerial performances, amazing costumes & perfect butts.

Don't see it if You're a prude, you're a purist when it comes to The Nutcracker.

90
Travisville
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Relevant

See it if You value how the past influences the present, you're obsessed with The Good Place, you appreciate good acting

Don't see it if You can't climb narrow stairs (theater is 2nd floor with narrow, rickety staircase)

60
Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting

See it if You like Uncle Vanya, you're OK with nebulous plots, you like Bedlam

Don't see it if You're a classicist, you're into linear plot

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You're a history geek, you can appreciate creative interpretations, You like great singing, You can follow theater-rap (Gilbert & Sullivan)

Don't see it if You don't like rap, you're lame

65
Dated, Great acting, Boring

See it if You love Rogers & Hammerstein, you appreciate a dream ballet

Don't see it if You get annoyed by Maine accents, you like fast-paced theater

79
Hedda
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like Hedda Gabler/Ibsen, You're a former theater person, You like creative interpretations

Don't see it if You're lame, you're a classicist