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New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  A native New Yorker who sees everything she can!
Reviews (32)
83
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing, Profound, Resonant

See it if you like the bengson’s music/you liked a hundred days. you like exciting music or semi autobiographical shows.

Don't see it if you don’t care for loud music, non traditional storytelling, non traditional dance, or a shift in narrative and style.

75
During previews
Mary Jane
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You like character studies and really great acting. You find the subject matter interesting.

Don't see it if Character studies are fun, but not necessarily my thing. The acting was great but a day later, I barely remember the play.

61
Entertaining, Ambitious, Dizzying

See it if You like rock or David Byrne and Alex Timbers. See it for Jo Lampert.

Don't see it if You don't like loud music, history lessons or mind sloppy books.

75
Entertaining, Quirky, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like group numbers! You enjoy folkish musical. You like to feel good and hopeful.

Don't see it if Is a bit overrated, can at points feel repetitive and can be debated as cheap re: subject. I've a bag of mixed feelings about it.

96
The Hairy Ape
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You loved well staged and designed shows and enjoy surreal experiences with challenging social commentary

Don't see it if You really dislike Eugene O'Neill or surrealism. You prefer Broadway musicals and/or realism.

50
The Dudleys!
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if The best part of the show was the concept and design. See if you're high! Otherwise hard to sit through.

Don't see it if the script was confusing and all around badly written. The characters were one dimenseional, and difficult to emotional connect to

Also (CONT) in a story where we are supposed to sympathize with the main ch... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like all around great productions, like emotional and historical musicals. If you enjoy diversity of stories. If you want to be uplifted

Don't see it if If you can't stomach themes of abuse or racial hate/hate crimes. If you'd rather see something light and funny.

65
The Crucible
Midtown W
Slow, Overrated, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You really like one of the actors in it. They do a fantastic job of acting.

Don't see it if You expect a solid directorial cohesiveness. The director tried to stage a film style on stage and failed to analyze basic parts of the text

69
The Total Bent
East Village
Absorbing, Confusing, Slow, Great singing

See it if You like blues/gospel/funk. You want a fun night out.

Don't see it if The story definitely needs work, and lags at times. The plot is relatively loose, and nothing is resolved, or quite clear toward the end.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious, Raunchy, Great acting

See it if You like gender swapped shakespeare -- the actresses look so much like men, it's uncanny! You want to see the dated show with a new twist.

Don't see it if You don't like political commentary that goes against the grain of the show. You don't like more slapstick humor.

82
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if You love great acting, and stories with purpose. The story is socially conscious, and Liesl Tommy's directing is phenomenal.

Don't see it if You're easily triggered by violence against women, etc.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Surprising, Catchy

See it if You're looking for a fun night with kids in company, or love musicals with a ton of heart.

Don't see it if You're looking for something traditional, or complex. If you don't like the original movie, don't see it.

76
Great acting, Entertaining, Unoriginal

See it if You love Les Miserables, or have always wanted to see it live. Appreciate color blind casting.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fresh, new take on a classic musical.

69
Bright Star
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You don't mind cliched plots and/or love blue grass music.

Don't see it if You want more complex and less predictable storylines from a musical, or will hate having bluegrass tunes stuck in your head for weeks.

80
Head of Passes
East Village
Great acting, Slow, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if You love great acting! Rashad is excellent in the show, but she tends to keep the show together.

Don't see it if Biblical overtones are a bit too much for you, and you find yourself impatient and prone to dislike dialogue driven plot points

95
Enchanting, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like theatre, especially more abstract/less realistically staged theatre. If you've seen and loved the original production.

Don't see it if You would get distracted by having people sign as they sing (but it's done very artistically). If you don't like sex scenes.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like representation in theater, like stories with complicated emotion, and great acting.

Don't see it if you aren’t interested in conversations about ethics, you prefer a lot of action in your plays rather than conversation driven plot.

Also accessibility notes: both supertitles through projections above stage ... Read more Read less

70
Clever, Ambitious, Cliched, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if For crowds that love satire and social justice, this is great! I also love the super informative program/bill for the show.

Don't see it if Nothing new is being said that hasn't been said before, but also doesn't "teach" a non informed audience. Metaphors and humor can get muddy.

35
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You're a transplant or tourist and want to feel fluffy about New York. You like acapella that much.

Don't see it if Just don't see it if you don't fall in the above categories. Fun concept and mindless enough, but no music sticks.

75
During previews
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You would like commentary on A Doll's House, or are looking for a laugh

Don't see it if You can understand it if you haven't seen Doll's House but it's not as funny/reads as a staged lecture of first wave feminism.

96
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if You like theatre of "the now," know what it feels like to be the single friend, like quirky rom com-esque stories about friendship.

Don't see it if You don't see value in modern millenial humor.

56
The Trojan Women
Soho/Tribeca
Slow, Intense, Cliched, Confusing

See it if you like supporting young artists, or like to see adaptations of greek tragedy/like greek tragedy.

Don't see it if you can't sit through overly poetic language, very cliched college theatre-esque performances and directorial choices.

80
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if You like/know Shakespeare but are okay with poking fun at it. If you like improv and don't mind raunchy jokes.

Don't see it if If you're very serious about Shakespeare. If you don't like drunken, immature humor.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like mythology and great music! The staging of the show was simple but fantastic, and the intimate setting made the show draw you in.

Don't see it if Youre expecting plot twists and drastic change from the myth. The adaptation, while modernized and different, is still a familiar story.

80
Daphne's Dive
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You love great acting, and a compelling script. An interesting and complex show about a diverse environment.

Don't see it if You don't like shows told by vignette or with heavy handed symbolism

75
American Psycho
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You like the movie, or dark comedies in general. You're a fan of great sets and dancing!!

Don't see it if The show lacked the violence and blood of the movie, boiling it down to only two songs. The book definitely needs work!

68
Cliched, Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Great acting

See it if You like the original shows or any of the actors in it.

Don't see it if You want something new exciting or edgy

55
Cliched, Good concept, Bad music, Tired actors

See it if You're just looking for a fun night out.

Don't see it if You except deeper representation of trans people or expect something profound and well written.

87
Absorbing, Funny, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You love shows that challenge an audience, and have an interesting set concept!

Don't see it if Bright lights trouble you, and you find following flashback storylines to be difficult.

69
Dry Powder
East Village
Slow, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You're a finance major, or otherwise interested in that world. You enjoy pop culture references.

Don't see it if You want to follow a more complex plot, don't care for mundane office drama or moral politics.

92
Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Original, Profound

See it if You love original and quirky shows.

Don't see it if You're homophobic or only enjoy classic musicals

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Original

See it if You love really great theatre and diversity in theatre!!

Don't see it if You only like classical musicals.