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New York City
About:  I love stories that inspire! Extra points if they can do it with a melody and humour.
Reviews (73)
82
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You'd like an uplifting night out with classic scores in masterful voices; & an immersive production thanks to beautiful details

Don't see it if You're in the mood for a contemporary or serious play

88
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Funny, Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You enjoy witty lyrics and winking humour topped with great singing and strong performances from all 7 actors.

Don't see it if You're keen to watch a serious and reflective drama

74
Slow, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if You like you are a fan of big Broadway classics and big names. It was wonderful to see Bernadette Peters deliver a master class in acting.

Don't see it if You're hoping for a wow! or a-ha! moment.

79
Conflict
Midtown W
Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy political drama and theatre in an intimate setting.

Don't see it if You are looking for a frothy evening.

40
Disappointing, Fluffy, Banal

See it if you want to visit the MET or any of the special exhibit. Pairing this tour together with one from a MET docent will make for a nice day.

Don't see it if You're a theatre lover looking for deep insight in the world of art.

74
Delightful, Funny, Fun lyrics, Quirky

See it if You're up for a night of fun and frolic. Great acting and singing by the mother's bouts this musical.

Don't see it if You need all the bells and whistles of a musical. Most voices need a little more help to carry the fun lyrics.

66
During previews
Entertaining, Intelligent, Great singing, Slow, Overrated

See it if You love Tony Shalhoub; or enjoy plays that are slow paced and are a slice of life.

Don't see it if You expect a strong story arch or a big finale

70
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You would like to sample tapas-sized portions of some of the best musicals that Broadway has to offer: in light digestible pieces.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical with a story arch

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You like '80s dance music

Don't see it if You're looking for a strong story line, great stage craft or powerful performances

79
During previews
Smart, Witty, Wonderful, Great lyrics, Great singing

See it if You like musicals with a big dollop of satire; and fantastic lyrics that have you in splits.

Don't see it if You're looking for a slick production or serious theater.

81
Delightful, Joyful, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you enjoy a Broadway spectacle. Fantastic songs and powerful voices tell a sweet and simple story of passion and perseverance

Don't see it if don't enjoy finger-snapping foot-tapping music from the '60s and '70s.

80
For a previous production
Entertaining, Fab original lyrics, High energy, Relevant, Funny

See it if you're looking for a hilarious take on current events

Don't see it if like your news conservative and censored

87
Spamilton
Midtown W
Great singing, Hilarious, Masterful, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you love Broadway in its many coloured splendor. We enjoyed 70 mins of foot-tapping, finger-snapping mash up of brilliant parody and comedy!

Don't see it if you're not keen on rap or quick paced lyrics.

78
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Witty lyrics, Good storytelling, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy learning about women with chutzpah, and delightful and meaningful lyrics.

Don't see it if you want to escape for a bit of razzle dazzle.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy light comic works and like to be swept away to enjoy a life of Noel Coward's flippant decadence

Don't see it if You need deep philosophical plays to nourish your mind

70
The Bride
Soho/Tribeca
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious, Slow

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare in any avtaar and a troupe of brilliant young actors do a fresh take on his work

Don't see it if Reinventing Shakespeare flumoxes you

90
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a cappellas! The show is for all who are New Yorkers at heart. Simply fabulous!

Don't see it if you need one simple story arc or are in the mood something cerebral.

79
Great singing, Great staging, Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if fresh smart musicals on social movements with a strong script and good cast make you smile

Don't see it if you prefer somber plays

75
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Charming

See it if You enjoy a cappella, sweet love stories, creative productions and fringe theater makes you smile

Don't see it if Big, slick productions and racing narratives is what gets your heart racing

69
Cliched, Disappointing, Sprinkled with moments of fun, Delightful puppetry, Fab cast

See it if You enjoyed the Golden Girls and wondered what would happen if Avenue Q took over

Don't see it if You are looking for a bright and refreshing take on the Golden Girls. This version is remix of old episodes without the same twinkle.

80
39 Steps
Gramercy
Clever, Great staging, Original, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you enjoy contemporary and comedic re-telling of a Hitchcock film; set to an incredible rhythm of 4 actors playing 100 roles. Unforgettable!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy smart and imaginative staging of classic stories

49
Hand to God
Midtown W
Excruciating, Disappointing, Quirky, Overrated, Slow

See it if you enjoy contemporary theater with a glaze of violence, blood and humour

Don't see it if foolish violence and profanity makes you squirm

61
Disappointing, Funny, Cliched

See it if you enjoy classic, quick paced stories and watching theater stalwarts in action as they grapple with stilted scripts and dated storylines

Don't see it if you enjoy contemporary pieces with a strong story arch

72
The Effect
West Village
Clever, Edgy, Original, Quirky

See it if you enjoy well written plays that keep you thinking

Don't see it if you like big glitzy productions, that are uplifting and escapist

90
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Fun, Delightful, Contemporary

See it if you enjoy classics infused with a new humorous perspective; and dynamic staging that brings actors into the laps of the audience (literally)

Don't see it if you prefer your classics told the BBC way with traditional staging

71
Delightful, Refreshing, Fluffy, Fun, Light

See it if Songs fr9m the 1960s make you swoon! The 4 actors do a good job to take you back to the era.

Don't see it if You want big production values or deep stories

82
During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy high energy performances that dazzle... and are set to a foot tapping tunes. If they snipped off 15 mins it would be perfect

Don't see it if You're not looking to be taken on a journey with song and hijinx.

10
Confusing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You love Potter, know the series well, enjoy incomprehensible fast talk and like slapstick.

Don't see it if You expect a witty parody like Spamilton. Despite being a Potter fan, I was disappointed and embarrassed to have brought guests.

81
For a previous production
Funny, Delightful, Dizzying, Quirky

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

Don't see it if You're allergic to slapstick.

90
During previews
Kings
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want a look at the inner workings of democracy and politics -- see asizzle by witty dialogue and powerful acting.

Don't see it if You need an escape from politics.

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Clever

See it if You love Austen in action. This play is a fresh comedic take on a classic.

Don't see it if You prefer a traditional unedited production of Austen. There is a touch of agressive over-acting by Elizabeth at the end.

54
Ambitious, Confusing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy contemporary staging of Shakepeare's classics; and know enough about the play to independently connect the dots.

Don't see it if You prefer your Shakespeare well enunciated and audible; or staged with Elizabethan sensibilities.

91
A Brimful of Asha
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy fresh new comedies with an excellent script and unconventional actors. Such a treat! We couldn't stop laughing.

Don't see it if You need pomp and a big production.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Contemporary, Thought-provoking

See it if Plays about equality and equity give women a voice are your cup of tea; or if you'd like to watch Laura Metcalf in a brilliant role.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional storylines and gender roles.

96
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want theater that speaks to your heart and soul. A brilliant script paired with superb actors - every moment a masterstroke! A must see!

Don't see it if You're looking for frivolity and happy ever-afters.

49
Cliched, Repetitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Very small windows of entertainment

See it if You're immersive theater newbie.

Don't see it if You're looking for interesting immersive theater. There is no light at the end of this tunnel.

75
Off the Top
Soho/Tribeca
Surprising, Thought-provoking, Fab rapping, Work in progress

See it if you enjoy a mix of logic and magic

Don't see it if you're looking for a highly polished piece of theater

81
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you like if you like a clasdic British Comedy- upbeat and smart; well packaged in a snazzy production.

Don't see it if you're in the mood for a serious stuff

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Wonderful music

See it if for Jake and an enchanting night out with Stephen Sondheim music

Don't see it if expect resonating voices

55
Great staging, Ambitious, Disappointing, Off key, Romantic

See it if love Sondheim, enjoy clever staging and discovering lesser know songs

Don't see it if you expect strong voices that can carry Sondheim's melodies at higher octaves.

70
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy insightful plays or a slice of life from the 60s

Don't see it if dysfunctional family dramas annoy you

54
Ambitious, Slow, Good casting

See it if you enjoy immersive theater that is laid back and allows you ample time to enjoy the main acts and chat with your friends.

Don't see it if you need your immersive theater experience to be gripping and. engaging.

79
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful, Intense

See it if You enjoy powerful performances in contemporary garb with a classic Shakespearean lilt - so perfectly spoken it passes for 21st C parlance

Don't see it if You need your Shakespeare plays to be in classic Elizabethan costumes and staging

79
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if a light hearted comedy with an 18th century script tickles your funny bone. Witty & fun- the play is a perfect fix to weekday stress! Bravo!

Don't see it if you need bells and whistles in the production, and contemporary dialogue to make you applaud.

79
Anything Goes
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy, Fun

See it if love musicals, with Cole Porter's witty ever-so-singable lyrics; big beautiful tap numbers and big Broadway productions

Don't see it if you prefer simple plays with straight up stories, sans slapstick

80
War Horse
Upper W Side
Masterful, Original, Profound, Great staging, Must see

See it if simple moving plays that inspire heart, mind (and tears) are your cup of tea. The staging, acting and music move as one. Simply spectacular!

Don't see it if stories of war, 'puppets', and quiet stories make you grimace

50
Head of Passes
East Village
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Dark, Slow

See it if you enjoy dark spiraling pieces, sprinkled with introspection

Don't see it if you prefer cathartic uplifting theater, that wrestles with dark thoughts in humorous ways.

60
Disappointing, Great acting, Funny, Overbearing

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare in a contemporary setting, & don't mind that a sharp tongued Katherine is instead a shrieking brat at a loss for words

Don't see it if you enjoy contemporary Shakespeare that celebrates strong female leads, quick wit and insightful humour

69
During previews
Dated, Wonderful music, Cliched

See it if you enjoy the enchanting work of Irving Berlin, big tap numbers, classic love stories and oh-so-big Broadway productions

Don't see it if you enjoy contemporary plays that believe in equality, are witty or keep you thinking while humming

70
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Wonderful songs, Overrated

See it if you love ABBA!

Don't see it if you need a strong storyline to bouy the songs