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Reviews (44)
85
Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you're a fan of the movie or want a really fun crazy musical experience.

Don't see it if you're easily offended, don't like musicals or expect exactly like the movie or are looking for something for young kids, it's very adult.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want a solid entertaining revival of a great classic musical, you love Kelli OHara or the show/music. The dancers in the show are great.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals or want something edgy or high drama.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Suspenseful, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a look at an Irish family in the early 1980's and what that might have entailed. I'm still thinking about it days later.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3+ hr show, (it's long, didn't feel long) or if you have trouble with dialects, or want a musical or show for kids.

88
Great singing, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to be reminded that you aren't alone in the world, or want to be reminded about what it was like not feeling so popular in school.

Don't see it if you can't empathize with feeling alone and wanting to belong. Or if you want a big splashy musical.

97
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Relevant, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if Just see it. It's brilliant & there is a lot there for everyone. Clever lyrics and well put together all around. There is a reason it's HOT.

Don't see it if You can't get past alternative casting or founding fathers rapping.

90
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you're a fan of the show, or haven't seen it and want to. The dancing and production are very good. Especially the dream and wedding scenes.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a solid production of this show.

97
Enchanting, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky, Exquisite

See it if you want to see a quiet quirky life view amid those who might not normally interact, & how beautiful the interactions can be. Gorgeous score

Don't see it if you want big splashy dancing show numbers, or can't see past a nationality to see the people. There's a reason it swept the Tonys, see it

95
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Harry Potter, especially relating with Hufflepuffs, and want a truly fun night of theatre. Quick & witty references, loads of fun.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with or don't like Harry Potter (too many in-jokes for the uninitiated I think) or don't like spoofs or silliness.

65
Funny, Fluffy

See it if you're a kid who loves the movie.

Don't see it if you want something great. The costumes are beautiful, but the show overall is just ok.

68
Ambitious, Confusing, Epic

See it if you know and like "War and Peace" and want to see part of it as an avant-garde musical spectacle.

Don't see it if you want accessible music from a musical production. The talent is there, the material is lacking unfortunately.

80
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you want a beautifully danced classic style musical, with solid Gershwin tunes, but aren't overly familiar with the film.

Don't see it if you'll be disappointed in deviations from the film, or want something a little more electrifying. (This show is charming)

95
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You like musicals with substance, want a glimpse into growing up differently, and discovering all the demons might not just be your own

Don't see it if you can't deal with people's differences (although that is a good reason to see this) & struggling to coming to terms with who they are

86
Memphis
Midtown W
Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to see a show about the early days of Rock and Roll and how things were. Great Music, Singing and Dancing.

Don't see it if you're not interested in the stories of early Rock and Roll, and how blacks began to be played on the main-stream radio.

82
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Dated

See it if you love great tap dancing, singing, and historic how things were stories. Also has some huge Broadway talent in the cast/production team.

Don't see it if you're not into biography based shows about early Broadway and Black theatre, or if you want splashy effects. (but the dancing is worth it)

85
Stomp
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Intense

See it if you want to see a great dance-centric show that is more drumming and step/tap dancing. They don't miss a beat even when their props break

Don't see it if you can't take loud drumming for an extended period of time, or want a story based show.

90
Enchanting, Epic, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you love a great romance with a towering score. Truly a classic now, but not in the "classic broadway" sense.

Don't see it if you hate musicals, and can't stand an opera edge.

89
Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You have a great sense of humor, and like spoofy shows. This show is a lot of fun.

Don't see it if You're easily offended, or you're looking for a show for under teenaged kids. (creators of "South Park" and it shows)

80
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Overrated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love the wizard of oz, and want to see an alternate(ish) take, want to see a musical spectacle, with good effects, score and costumes

Don't see it if You don't care for big musicals, or don't want some of the original Wizard of Oz potentially "ruined" for you.

85
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if you like bold sexy women & aren't easily offended, understand "celebrity" behind the media, & you like Fosse style dancing, and great scores

Don't see it if you're easily offended or want a show for the kids.

98
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Romantic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You want a night of beautiful theatre containing wonderful music and an engaging story

Don't see it if You don't like a good love story or musicals

98
Intelligent, Must see, Original, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a technical masterpiece that takes us into the world of a special child who experiences sights & sounds of life differently

Don't see it if you want to miss out on an amazing story with incredible staging. (Shows like this don't come around very often)

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You want a fun night of family theatre. You love clever lyrics, and love a bit of over the top staging that still contains a nice message.

Don't see it if You don't like silly musicals, or are only into heavy realism or strictly drama.

92
Nassim
Midtown W
Quirky, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you want to be moved and have some fun at the same time at an intimate show where you might just learn something. A lovely unique experience

Don't see it if you don't want to learn about others, other cultures, or see a show in an intimate setting or if you don't like the guest.

99
During previews
Must see, Resonant, Epic, Dizzying, Exquisite

See it if you love great performance & music & a fantastically done everything. (three days out and I'm still trying to put words to the experience)

Don't see it if You want great character depth, they're banking on myth knowledge I think, but that's my only complaint. It's masterfully presented.

92
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you want a fun musical comedy with great numbers and a heart, and want to laugh a lot. It's a very well done entertaining show.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedy or might be offended by language. If want heavy drama, this isn't it, but it's not fluff either, it's clever.

86
For a previous production
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Great singing, Fun

See it if you're a fan of 80's rock. It's a fun afternoon/evening. Pure entertainment.

Don't see it if you want an in-depth plot or a traditional musical. The numbers here are great, but it's 80's jukebox, so stay away if you don't wanna rock!

75
Epic, Intense, Slow

See it if You're a fan of the show, the production values are excellent.

Don't see it if You like Madame Butterfly and would prefer to see that or if Vietnam is triggering to you.

96
Dizzying, Epic, Great staging, Intense, Must see

See it if you're a Potter fan, want some incredible magical effects with loved Potter characters & some new ones. Choreography & Tech people will love

Don't see it if you don't know, or love Harry Potter, or don't love theatre in general. (The visuals and staging of this piece are worth the price.)

100
Masterful, Riveting, Intense, Profound, Exquisite

See it if you want to be immersed within the show, or want to see a show as you've never seen before that will be talked about and remembered

Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable with actors being up close and potentially in your space, or you want to miss an unusual, superbly done show.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like the music of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, or like "bio-pic" shows.-There were a lot of details I didn't know in advance.

Don't see it if you don't like the music, or aren't interested in "bio-pic" type shows.

95
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you're a big fan of musicals, especially if you know show tunes well. The in-jokes here musically and lyrically won't disappoint.

Don't see it if you won't enjoy a spoof on Shakespeare, or want something serious for your theatre viewing.

89
Edgy, Raunchy, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you want an energized piece of politically charged theatre that includes really great special effects through lighting and projections.

Don't see it if you can't deal with drag queens, and political refugees; or if you are sensitive to flashing strobe lights. This is loud & In your face.

78
Dated, Entertaining, Cliched, Great dancing

See it if You want a family friendly, familiar show, with lots of great dancing and classic American songbook songs you will recognize.

Don't see it if You're bored with thin predictable plots in the "let's put on a show" vein, & want something more substantial than just pure entertainment.

79
Buried Child
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're looking for a well acted drama of a well scripted play.

Don't see it if you can't deal with drama and family disfunction, or you're looking for fluffy entertainment theatre.

96
Epic, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a powerful show with a powerhouse cast., and a great score.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluffy musical of little substance.

90
Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You like a good underdog winning feel good show.

Don't see it if You can't deal with drag Queens, but you probably should see it Because of that.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You like a good underdog kind of story, and a rock edged score with kids.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or shows with lots of kids.

89
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you're an adult who grew up with Sesame Street and likes musicals.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show for the kids, this isn't it, there will be lots of questions for you later...

97
Exquisite, Ambitious, Dizzying, Must see, Original

See it if You want to see an amazing theatrical piece, with fantastic music, and the whole design package. Breathtaking!

Don't see it if You hate musicals, but even if you do, seeing what is staged with these puppets is worth it.

93
Enchanting, Exquisite, Romantic, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You love a good classic, family musical, this is one of THE BEST. Still endearing and wonderful to watch, one I could watch again and again.

Don't see it if You hate musicals

88
Rent
Midtown W
Edgy, Relevant, Original, Great writing, Intense

See it if you want to see a great show that highlights issues of the early-mid 1990s. Things have changed some but the show is still relevant

Don't see it if you prefer classic musicals, or don't like musicals, or want a heavy dance show.

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you love solid classic musicals with beautiful scores.

Don't see it if you don't like charming old school musicals.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Funny

See it if You love theatre "in jokes" . This is a delightful spoof of the theatre world, with some wonderfully out of control characters.

Don't see it if You don't like farces or spoofs, or theatre shows, or don't have a sense of humor about child stars, backstage drama and stage mothers

98
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You like a good story, with empowered women dealing with circumstances in a way we can all relate to on some level. Plus the amazing score

Don't see it if You're easily offended by less than "perfect storybook" lives.