Madelyn 9143

New York City

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Reviews (112)
85
La Traviata
Upper W Side
Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Absorbing, Enchanting
January 9th, 2023

See it if You love classic Opera, sung by the best artists in a world, in a world famous setting (Met Opera)

Don't see it if You don’t like the music or don’t like to read the translation as you listen

85
1776 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious
January 9th, 2023

See it if You enjoy fascinating history presented through song, dance and great acting

Don't see it if You want a less intense experience

88
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
December 30th, 2022

See it if you enjoy history presented to you with great acting and staging.

Don't see it if you're not ready for a serious, thought provoking play.

85
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
December 12th, 2022

See it if You appreciate great acting and a good story

Don't see it if You want singing and dancing rather than a serious drama.

75
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining
November 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one person shows reflecting on life. Some of the stories were very emotional. (Sound was often too low making it hard to hear.)

Don't see it if you enjoy theater with more energy and less need for concentration

85
Intense, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
November 8th, 2022

See it if You like intense classic literature about real world situations with good acting

Don't see it if You want song and dance or something light

78
During previews
Good Enemy
West Village
Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You enjoy theater about family dynamics although this play was a little confusing at times.

Don't see it if You want light hearted entertainment

80
During previews
Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 30th, 2022

See it if You like serious theater that encourages you to think about family relationships.

Don't see it if You want theater to entertain you without too effort on your part.

80
During previews
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Delightful, Ambitious
October 17th, 2022

See it if you want to feel joy from the wonderful staging details and a cast that actually makes you laugh at the fun parts.

Don't see it if you're stuck on "old think".

85
During previews
Intense, Intelligent, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
October 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to see really good theater. Dramas don't get much better than this.

Don't see it if you want singing and dancing and laughter.

70
Slow, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
September 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy good, often great singing, regardless of the rest of the performance.

Don't see it if you want everything perfect before you can enjoy the performance.

75
Relevant, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever
September 20th, 2022

See it if you enjoy seeing history (that many of us lived through) presented in clever and humorous ways

Don't see it if you only like singing and dancing

85
Los Otros
Midtown W
Great singing, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
August 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy well done theater that entertains you and makes you think.

Don't see it if you're not ready to put in a little effort to follow the story.

78
That Physics Show
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
August 21st, 2022

See it if you appreciate learning about science regardless of your age. This show works for all ages.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained with song and dance only.

80
During previews
Ambitious, Masterful, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
August 21st, 2022

See it if you appreciate a modern date take on Shakespeare with great costumes, acting and staging.

Don't see it if you are stuck in the past.

78
Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
August 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one person shows with a little interaction with the audience. After leaving, I talked to friends about it more than I expected.

Don't see it if you're not into one person monologues with no singing or dancing.

75
An Unbalanced Mind
Midtown W
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining
August 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one song after the other. The singers were good and they really belted out most of the songs.

Don't see it if you want more story and action around the songs.

80
HEART
West Village
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
August 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy one person monologues. This actor captures the audience with her story. It makes you think.

Don't see it if you need more action than one person can bring.

75
Relevant, Clever, Ambitious
July 25th, 2022

See it if you like one person shows where personal stories are told.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained with song and dance by many players.

80
During previews
The Nosebleed
Upper W Side
Relevant, Intelligent, Clever, Ambitious, Absorbing
July 25th, 2022

See it if you like somewhat autobiographical stories that make you think about your own life.

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained without thinking too hard.

85
Between The Lines
Midtown W
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever
July 25th, 2022

See it if you enjoy enchanting stories cleverly presented. Even better if you like fairy tales.

Don't see it if you don't like cold theaters. Take a jacket regardless of the outdoor temperature.

85
Edgy, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent
July 19th, 2022

See it if you are open to seeing the play laid out without preconceived boundaries. All good actors get an opportunity.

Don't see it if you can't adjust to change.

85
Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
July 19th, 2022

See it if you are open to seeing an old familiar play played out in a new visual beautiful and hip way.

Don't see it if you can't imagine the players in new up costumes with some new songs as well.

73
For a previous production
EVA LUNA
Gramercy
Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Entertaining
June 13th, 2022

See it if you enjoy stories told about people and experiences that could be real. And the story is not ruined when following it with closed captions.

Don't see it if it's too hard to keep one eye on the action and the other on the closed caption descriptions

75
During previews
The Refugees
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Confusing, Ambitious
June 6th, 2022

See it if you're interested in immigration issues and in creative ways this information can be presented to the public

Don't see it if you're interested in an upbeat song and dance

82
Relevant, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
June 2nd, 2022

See it if you appreciate the truth of family and human drama with no holds barred

Don't see it if the subject matter is not right for you, even though it's sensitively presented

80
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Edgy, Entertaining
May 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy historical experiences being told through songs, especially if you're a fan of Nina Simone.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy singing or musical club experiences.

85
Masterful, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 26th, 2022

See it if you're ready to pay close attention, you have no problem concentrating on story twists and turns, you don't mind being rewarded with tears.

Don't see it if you mind those tears.

90
During previews
Fat Ham
East Village
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining
May 22nd, 2022

See it if you enjoy a clever story, expertly executed that leaves you laughing out loud and dancing in your seat.

Don't see it if you're looking for Shakespeare. The story was cleverly inspired by Hamlet but this is a story that stands on its own.

80
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
May 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a twist on a Shakespeare classic, especially when the writing is tight and the actors carry out their roles so well.

Don't see it if you are a purist and want to see things exactly as written 400 years ago... or you just don't like off-Broadway or off,off-Broadway.

77
Golden Shield
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Ambitious
May 18th, 2022

See it if you enjoy a bit of history presented in a new and fast paced manner. I liked the story but sometimes got lost.

Don't see it if you're looking for singing and dancing.

80
During previews
Relevant, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if you enjoy plays about family drama and the hurt that goes along with that

Don't see it if you want want to be entertained with light hearted theater

80
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
May 16th, 2022

See it if you know a lot of fairy tales and enjoy a twist or deeper look in the telling

Don't see it if you want to keep the fairy tales the same way you learned them in nursery school

80
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
May 4th, 2022

See it if you love Bob Dylan music and/or if you like stories about life told through songs

Don't see it if you don't like stories about life told through songs

80
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing
May 2nd, 2022

See it if you enjoy one person shows. This one is very well done and continues to be entertaining and informative throughout.

Don't see it if you are looking for song and dance.

78
The Lucky Star
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing
April 30th, 2022

See it if you're open to a new, intense way of looking at history - while still experiencing theater.

Don't see it if you don't want to be stirred by the realities of the past.

87
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing
April 28th, 2022

See it if you're looking for great staging, acting and singing. This musical has it all.

Don't see it if you're impossible to please.

73
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining
April 28th, 2022

See it if you like the "oldies but goodies" songs that make you tap your feet and bob your head

Don't see it if you're looking for a highly polished Broadway event.

85
Suffs
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious
April 28th, 2022

See it if you enjoy history presented in a balanced, entertaining manner without being heavy handed

Don't see it if history is not your thing

80
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
April 16th, 2022

See it if you follow the careers of the 3 actors and want to see them up close and personal

Don't see it if you want the play to be something that it's not. No singing and dancing here.

86
Confederates
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
April 2nd, 2022

See it if you want to see a cleverly presented play addressing serious issues in an intriguing manner.

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for serious issues and serious theater

75
The Life
Midtown W
Banal, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious
March 21st, 2022

See it if all you need are colorful characters and some great singing bu individual singers

Don't see it if you want a more polished and congruent play

80
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
March 21st, 2022

See it if you like good acting and you have an open imagination

Don't see it if you want your story clean, straight forward and no special creativity/effects.

82
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing
March 14th, 2022

See it if you're interested in the story that's being told (it's our history) in addition to the way it's being told

Don't see it if you want a simple evening of song and dance.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Ambitious
February 27th, 2022

See it if you enjoy plays about relevant current topics, family relationships, with humor and good acting added.

Don't see it if you're looking for a couple of hours of simple song and dance

85
Black No More
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
February 26th, 2022

See it if you enjoy theater based on current life situations but packaged in creative ways. The singing and dancing in this play are great!

Don't see it if you like fluff that you don't need to think about

80
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever
February 17th, 2022

See it if you enjoy great singing, great songs and a thought provoking story

Don't see it if musicals are not your thing

83
The Tap Dance Kid
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing
February 8th, 2022

See it if you want to see a view of history presented in an entertaining but intense fashion.

Don't see it if you like song and dance without a lesson

83
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting
February 3rd, 2022

See it if you're ready for a mind opening experience and not just entertainment. This may make you feel uncomfortable.

Don't see it if you only want lighthearted entertainment.

80
During previews
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Clever, Ambitious
January 31st, 2022

See it if you like theater that makes you think about social conditions and the world we live in

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained without thinking too hard