Lillilovestheatre

New York City | Female
About:  An avid theatre goer and born and bred New Yorker I have been going to theatre for +30 years!
Reviews (37)
89
Intense, Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Jake in a serious piece of theatre. Enjoy long monologues probing into love, loss, hardship, family.

Don't see it if You don't like minimal staging, don't like monologues

Also The show for me was a showstopper. So raw, stripped down and truly wha... Read more Read less

87
Must see, Masterful, Ambitious, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if you truly want to see a re-invented classic! You enjoy out of the box, experiential, theatrical experiences. Standout perf by Curly

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable w/ the lites staying on thru out the show and in complete darkness through some scenes. (Too long!) Closeups w/actors

Also Challenged the theatrical experience using music, dance (the dream bro... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like 1 actor shows (2 others in it with small parts), a Ted Talks type wannabe (on broadway!!??) that feels like it is in previews

Don't see it if you like to have a thoughtful conversation about the show afterwards

Also I expected so much more. It seems like too small a show for the Broadw... Read more Read less

91
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Funny, creative, engaging...

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

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you enjoy quirky musicals, want an audience +21, and enjoy South Park humor

Don't see it if You are sensitive to religious jokes, sometimes inappropriately phrased. Not for children

71
During previews
The White Devil
West Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You like 17th century theater themes done in modern tone and you enjoy Shakespearean dialogue.

Don't see it if You have trouble following that kind of language

95
During previews
After
Midtown E
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if Don't walk... go run and see one of the best off broadway shows.90 minutes of pure power. It left me breathless.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to issues around bullying, parenting.

56
Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated, Quirky

See it if you like shows about teenage angst and corny flashbacks to your high school memories.

Don't see it if you have high expectations of it being dear evan hansen take two. Expected it to be clever but it fell short of hitting the mark.

92
During previews
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Same Director as Jersey Boys and it feels similar in production. Found it entertaining, interesting story and enjoyable

Don't see it if You didn't like Jersey Boys

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if enjoy masterful theatre. Long and in parts drawn out but a powerful second act will keep you thinking about the show for hours after.

Don't see it if Drama about large families and its disfunction

95
Must see, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Enjoyable story and interesting to see how Carole King's journey unfolded. Great talent and songwriter who deserves the praise and title.

Don't see it if If you don't like Carole King music or theatre about personal journey's

78
Grace is Good
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy contemporary modern themes where you are engaged to consider all angles of the challenges & benefits of professional relationships

Don't see it if you don't like off broadway, east village theatre setting, small theatre, simple fold up chairs to sit on.

Also Saw it opening night and was most surprised at how much we enjoyed it!... Read more Read less

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see

See it if you loved disco & remember dancing to Donna Summer and more! Enjoy dancing in the aisles and singing with your aisle-mates. Reminiscent!

Don't see it if don't like disco music. If you have no sense of music or iconic musicians.

74
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if The main stars are all talented but for me there was a disconnect in the story line and the chemistry with the main characters.

Don't see it if You don't like Revival's. You are a strong advocate of the #me too following

84
Absorbing, Delightful, Ambitious, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if It really highlights how it doesn't matter what differences are amongst people we share lots of common themes. And music connects us all

Don't see it if If someone believes that religion and cultural differences should remain insular in community

80
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if An iconic show on broadway I was disappointed and found it boring except for one main song number that is the show stopper.

Don't see it if you don't like musical theatre

85
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Josh Grobin was magical to watch and the staging was incredible absorbing.

Don't see it if Lengthy and must read the crib notes beforehand as the # of characters is amazing. Do not be tired and go to this show

95
Entertaining, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Saw the show twice and the staging is just mesmerizing. It is magical to see human-animal costumery and it takes your breath away.

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Ambitious, Groundbreaking

See it if Its unique subject matter will move you to tears and make you think about societal issues for hours after the show ends.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to the subject of teenage suicides.

90
Must see, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you miss this show and want to see it re-invented. The subtitles made me really look at the beauty of the words. Truly timeless!

Don't see it if You did not like this play initially. Don't like reading subtitles.

Also Probably the best show ever written and one can never tire of its beau... Read more Read less

92
Great writing, Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a creative take on a greek mythological love story. Simple staging brought to life, magnificent singers, mesmerizing

Don't see it if You don't appreciate love stories, greek mythologies, dark journey's,

Also Wait for me; I'm coming is the song of the show and the staging for th... Read more Read less

88
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you like shows about family dysfunction and Arthur Miller's works.

Don't see it if you don't like theatre

Also Fantastic acting especially from Tracy Letts who made my arm hair stan... Read more Read less

71
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you were obsessed with the pre-election cycles involving Clinton's involvement. Enjoy seeing well known stars on the Broadway stage

Don't see it if you have a dislike for politics and a tremendous dislike for Hillary and/or the Clintons.

Also This UK Guardian review resonated with me... There’s something worn-ou... Read more Read less

75
Indulgent, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a 162 years of family antiquity with a backdrop of informative financial history.

Don't see it if Can't handle 3 hours and 20 minutes of third person narration.

Also Acting was superb and staging was interesting and overall enjoyed the ... Read more Read less

73
The Cake
Midtown W
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if you enjoy subject matter dealing with south/north differences, religious/not, marriage inequality themes. Thought provoking yet not deeply

Don't see it if You take issue with marriage inequality themes, christian conservative values being challenged. Personal moral choices explored.

79
A Second Birth
Upper W Side
Thought-provoking, Profound, Clever, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy going on a cultural journey.

Don't see it if you don't like small intimate theater settings.

87
Masterful, Hilarious, Funny, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Monty Python meets Whodunnit. British farce that is fun, light hearted and corny

Don't see it if DOn't like British humor, slapstick, silliness.

78
Fluffy, Romantic, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Hard when a movie as iconic as this turns musical but it was playful and fun to see. Especially enjoyed attendees wearing formal attire

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie. Fun fact, Richard Gere character and best friend are married in real life!

90
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Bob Fosse choreography is memorizing and memorable. Saw original cast with Gwen Vernon and imprinted musical theatre with me forever.

Don't see it if you don't like musical theatre

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if The customs and backdrop were breathtaking and I found the story outside of the cartoon to be memorizing. It engulfed me

Don't see it if You don't like stories about historical fiction or Russia hierarchical scenarios

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if like 3 hour performances, enjoy wordy yet historically focused pieces, want to see Condola Rashad's excellent acting (sure to be nominated)

Don't see it if you don't like "buildup" in the show's pace, 1st act is extremely wordy and slow but 2nd act is riveting.

82
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Edgy

See it if The acting was incredible, story quite interesting and setting magical. Glad I got to see it during its short stay on Broadway

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

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Enchanting, Funny

See it if Fun, light, if you love Buffett music and reliving when you were just out of college, 20 something and carefree!

Don't see it if You don't like Buffett music

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great writing, Profound

See it if Masterful and a breakthrough in musical theatre history. It is all it hyped up to be. I saw it with Michael Luwoye (2nd time) and loved it

Don't see it if You don't like rap, hip hop music or are hard of hearing, or can't follow dialogue in a quick manner.

81
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Caissie Levy (starred in Rent) is magical! Her voice is spectacular & I couldn't wait till she was on stage. Fun.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Disney.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if Heartwarming and heartfelt this feel good show brings us all back to that dreadful time in history and shows how kindness trumps all!

Don't see it if If you don't like fluffy, light musical theatre

91
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Different twist on the original Wizard of Oz with great songs, staging and defines great musical theatre!

Don't see it if No reason not to see it!