Megs

Brooklyn | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (47)
79
During previews
Entertaining, Sweet, Charming

See it if You've never seen "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and love old musicals. Beth Malone and company do a great job freshening up dated material.

Don't see it if A rewritten version of this musical (book and music) would irk you. Also don't go expecting a big Titanic storyline - it's very downplayed.

76
Dated, Great dancing, Energetic

See it if You love Cole Porter musicals - the score is marvelous (well, most of it) and the dancing is fantastic. Kelli O'Hara is always a standout.

Don't see it if You hate the "show within a show" trope because that's the majority of this musical.

Also Changes were made to the original text to make this production for a m... Read more Read less

80
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Big-hearted

See it if You’d like to see a crowd-pleasing, female-centric historic musical. Talented ensemble and nice songs; this deserves a cast album.

Don't see it if You’re not interested in lighthearted WWI stories. You’re perhaps a bit tired of the actor-musician trend in new musicals.

65
Safe, Predictable, Flat, Dated

See it if You absolutely loved the film or you’re willing to see Andy Karl in anything (regardless if his talents are underutilized).

Don't see it if You were hoping for a significant revamp of the script - this is definitely pandering to fans of the movie. Songs felt like an afterthought.

Also I couldn’t help but notice the absence of women in the creative team; ... Read more Read less

88
For a previous production
Great ensemble, Clever staging, Delightful

See it if You enjoyed Kate Hamill's previous adaptations of 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Vanity Fair.' You love all things Pride and Prejudice.

Don't see it if Austen purists be warned - this is a fun, zanier take on the story.

Also This production is great fun - even for those who know Pride and Preju... Read more Read less

75
Nice acting, Crowdpleaser, Entertaining

See it if If you like snappy dialogue-driven plays featuring two famous figures with opposing artistic ideals.

Don't see it if You aren't at all familiar with the works of Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky, or the 1940 film Fantasia.

Also Interesting premise without a whole lot of drama. This is a small-scal... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Entertaining, Nontradtional, Modern

See it if You always thought 'Hamlet' was meant to be a laugh riot? (This isn't the play I remembered from high school.) Be open minded for this one.

Don't see it if A Shakespearean tragedy with literal bathroom humor would keep you away. Traditionalists may balk at some directorial choices.

Also As expected, Oscar Isaac makes a fine Danish prince and it was fun to ... Read more Read less

72
Bandstand
Midtown W
Talented leads, Nice choreography, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a 1940s American wartime musical. You don't mind a show with a bit of an identity crisis.

Don't see it if You want something strictly upbeat. Then again, the darker storylines kind of fizzle out and don't pack the strongest emotional punch.

Also Not as romantic as I wished it to be nor was the music what I'd hoped ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Sojourners
East Village
Slow, Good acting, Ambitious

See it if You're interested in seeing a show about struggling Nigerian immigrants with a Houston backdrop and a prominent 70s soundtrack.

Don't see it if Accents are difficult for you. You expect a brisk dramedy - the show has pacing issues, but the second act is largely better than the first.

72
During previews
Baghdaddy
Midtown W
Original, Dated, Uneven, Irreverant

See it if You enjoy smaller, edgier off-Broadway musicals. You’re a political junkie / followed the news & events surrounding the Iraq War.

Don't see it if You expect a highly polished production- disappointing lack of a live band. You don’t enjoy seeing dark history in a satirical manner.

Also I enjoyed the style, though many of the jokes and songs didn’t really ... Read more Read less

81
During previews
Sweet, Great staging, Well executed, Entertaining

See it if You want to see charismatic Andy Karl carry most of the show on his shoulders - he makes an iconic Bill Murray role his own. Clever staging.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie: we know where this is going. Somewhat forgettable score; lyrics were better.

Also I love the film and initially felt a bit ambivalent watching this adap... Read more Read less

72
The View UpStairs
East Village
Heartfelt, Uneven, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You're a member or ally of the LGBT community. You don't mind a musical that's a bit preachy or on the nose.

Don't see it if You can't deal with self-absorbed millennials, because the protagonist is pretty insufferable.

Also If you're not looking for something edgy or profound, it's a nice bit ... Read more Read less

70
The Bride
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a youthful, earnest blend of two Shakespearean romantic comedies. Charming cast, nice ensemble work.

Don't see it if You're looking for a play that improves upon (or equals) the original works in terms of clarity. You're not up to hiking 4-floors of stairs.

Also Familiarity with both 'Love's Labour's Lost' and 'Much Ado About Nothi... Read more Read less

93
During previews
Dreamy, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if You've never seen the show and want to see a first rate revival. Wonderful leading performances. A show for artists and those who love them.

Don't see it if You're adverse to Sondheim. You're looking for something briskly paced, with a straightforward narrative, or historically accurate.

Also Delightful for admirers of the Impressionist movement.

88
Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of Trey Parker/Matt Stone's brand of humor. You like old fashioned musicals with a contemporary spin.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by crude humor, jokes about religion, AIDS, homosexuality, etc. Devout Mormons might want to skip.

Also Hysterical if you're familiar with LDS faith; remarkably, the show is ... Read more Read less

69
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Cliched, Tourist magnet

See it if You can take a time machine back in time to seeing the OBC (preferably as a 14 yr old girl). You haven't seen many (or any) Broadway shows.

Don't see it if You haven't seen/read The Wizard of Oz. You can't stand cringeworthy made up words or cheap blonde jokes.

Also Bears little resemblance to its namesake novel by Gregory Maguire... b... Read more Read less

50
Intense, Dizzying

See it if You want to support an emerging creative team from Korea. You like intimate, challenging musicals and actors taking on multiple roles.

Don't see it if You're looking for a compelling score. You'd like a dose of comic relief in a heavy, one act drama. Hysterical shouting isn't your thing.

Also Would have liked to have seen this performed in its original dialect w... Read more Read less

93
Enchanting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You can afford to splurge on stage seating. You enjoy lavish, immersive productions. You love 'War and Peace'!

Don't see it if You're expecting the Josh Groban show (he's great though). You have difficulty following multiple characters. You want lyrics that rhyme.

Also Remarkably faithful to its source material. Those griping about the ly... Read more Read less

88
The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting

See it if Your family also celebrates their holidays with a Peppermint Pig! You enjoy strong ensemble performances and family dramadies.

Don't see it if You hate the idea of overlapping dialogue or something too naturalistic. You're expecting a big, splashy Broadway play fueled by star power.

83
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Enchanting, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if You enjoy seeing ambitious, immersive, new theatre. You love Alice in Wonderland. You like interpretive dance / movement pieces.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being alone with actors/strangers. You're unprepared to be separated from your group.

70
Himself and Nora
West Village
Romantic, Fluffy

See it if You have a good knowledge of the life & works of James Joyce. Recommended if you've lived in Ireland... or go with people who have!

Don't see it if You hate traditional musical theatre. You want the raunchiest bits of the real life James Joyce / Nora Barnacle letters.

88
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Delightful, Romantic

See it if You're a Jane Austen fan! You enjoy romantic period pieces or literature. You enjoy great ensemble performances. You like Pharrell.

Don't see it if You're a Jane Austen purist. You're unwilling to laugh.

87
Privacy
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You use social media or own a smartphone or tablet device. You're interested in the Internet or technology. You've gone through a breakup.

Don't see it if You're easily paranoid. You don't enjoy particapatory theatre. You have trouble with briskly paced dialogue. You won't keep the surprises.

98
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Intelligent, Resonant, Must see

See it if You love US history, hip-hop, musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda projects, and attractive diverse casts.

Don't see it if You're already convinced it's overrated, you have trouble following lyrics / shows with multiple characters, you're an OBC snob.

Also That being said, for the complete original cast? I'd give this show a ... Read more Read less

75
Soon-to-be-dated, Quirky, Overrated

See it if You already know and love the material or want to see a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the Ned Vizzini’s YA novel from 2004.

Don't see it if You're not thrilled by teen musicals to begin with. Don't run out and see this if you've heard and disliked one of its cast recordings.

Also This show has been having a bit of a moment the past few years, and wh... Read more Read less

78
Square Go
Midtown E
Funny, Fringe-y, Charming

See it if You like small, sweet, two-hander plays. You’d like to see Daniel Portman from GoT - his costar Gavin Jon Wright is also excellent.

Don't see it if You won’t interact with the actors, you have difficulty with Scottish dialects, you don’t want to see grown adults portray schoolboys.

Also I thought “Square Go” was cute and surprisingly heartfelt, so I recomm... Read more Read less

80
Slave Play
East Village
Provocative, Edgy, Imaginative

See it if You want to see a play that deals with complicated issues of slavery, desire/sexuality, and interracial relationships in a fresh take.

Don't see it if You are deeply troubled by seeing slavery, nudity, and sexual situations depicted onstage in any form. You want a clear cut narrative.

Also As to be expected with a show titled "Slave Play," this isn't for the ... Read more Read less

95
Must-see for potter fans

See it if You've been properly immersed in the world of Harry Potter and have an open heart for something new. You enjoy impressive staging.

Don't see it if You expect a plot as masterful as the books. This is certainly a continuation of the story, but very much stands alone as it's own thing.

Also So I grew up a Potter fan, but managed to dodge 'Cursed Child' spoiler... Read more Read less

60
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if If you enjoy Dear Abbey, Chicken Soup for the Soul, or the writings of Cheryl Strayed. Interested in the premise? Maybe just read the book.

Don't see it if You don’t like overly sappy pieces, advice columns, or intimate melodramas. You want a well-structured play.

Also This is a staged series of weepy monologues and vignettes about life, ... Read more Read less

72
Romantic, Overlong, Quaint

See it if You'd like to see more Asian artists and culture represented on the New York stage. This show features an unpolished (yet endearing) cast.

Don't see it if You're looking for a well-paced musical. You don't enjoy romantic fables, operettas, or melodramas.

Also Rough around the edges - it felt very much in preview stages and could... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Underwhelming

See it if You don't mind seeing unlikable characters in a play that's probably meant be funnier then it actually is. You want to see Amber Tamblyn.

Don't see it if You're looking for a briskly paced, terribly witty / insightful comedy. Anticlimactic. I'd prefer to see Tamblyn in a different show.

76
During previews
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy female-centric family dramas. You saw Sojourners; it’s not essential, but there are enough references that enhance the story.

Don't see it if You don't like quaint, dialogue-driven pieces.

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Delightful, Melodramatic, Good music

See it if You're a millennial who loved the cartoon. Go with your best friend who equally loves the movie and get hit with a wave of 90s nostalgia.

Don't see it if Stage projections aren't your thing. You hated the cartoon. Or if you want a carbon copy of the film.

Also The cartoon is one of my all-time favorites, so I was going in pretty ... Read more Read less

66
Amelie
Midtown W
Americanized, Fluffy, Bland

See it if You have your heart set on seeing Phillipa Soo in anything. You never saw how charming the movie was so there's less basis for comparison?

Don't see it if You don't care for Phillipa Soo's singing/acting. You want a musical that seems remotely French. You're expecting more quirky than cutesy.

Also Film was R-rated, this show feels decidedly PG.... Read more Read less

79
During previews
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fun, Clever

See it if You read the book. You enjoyed the tone of Bedlam's "Sense and Sensibility" - same playwright & director. Fun performances all around.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a looser, sillier interpretation of the classics. Multiple pop songs injected throughout the show might turn purists off.

Also Can't wait to see more from Kate Hamill!

74
During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like the idea of a contemporary, female-centric comedy set in the 19th century Moors. Readers will enjoy the Gothic tropes throughout.

Don't see it if You expect a full-fledged period drama or something that speaks like a Bronte novel. You're put off by queer undertones or fog machines.

90
During previews
Great staging, Absorbing, Fresh adaptation

See it if You like dark, intimate shows that pull you into the action. You want to come face to face with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Don't see it if That kind of thing doesn't appeal to you. Seriously, a cast member will likely be in your personal space at some point.

Also Unless you hate Sweeney Todd to begin with or consider yourself over t... Read more Read less

77
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for an unpretentious, zany take on one of Shakespeare's greatest works. You enjoy shows like Drunk History.

Don't see it if You're not going to drink. You don't want to participate -- it's a bit mandatory in such a small space.

79
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fun, Campy, Noastalgia inducing

See it if You're going with kids (or you're a kid at heart). You've enjoyed previous Disney musicals. You want to see a Genie-centric adaptation.

Don't see it if You don't want to be in a theater with children. You're hoping for a carbon copy of the 90s film. You don't enjoy old school musical comedy.

Also This production is better polished, but I might've enjoyed the Disneyl... Read more Read less

92
Moving, Fresh, Relevant

See it if You want to see all-around strong ensemble performances led by a heartbreaking Ben Platt. For a wonderful score by Pasek & Paul.

Don't see it if You're terribly uncomfortable by the idea of characters exploiting a teen's suicide.

78
During previews
Beardo
Brooklyn
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You're fan of Dave Malloy's previous work. You're interested in seeing an unconventional take on Rasputin's history.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy Dave Malloy's previous work. You're offended by sexual scenarios depicted onstage and occasionally crass humor.

Also Offbeat, irreverent, definitely seems to play to a younger crowd.

69
The Layover
Midtown W
Cliched, Sexy, Great acting

See it if You like psychological thrillers and great chemistry from the leading players

Don't see it if You're expecting a terribly original spin on the noir genre.

73
Entertaining, Likable, Safe

See it if You loved the movie. You like seeing kids on stage. If possible, bring age appropriate (pre-teen) kids to the show with you.

Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie. You expect a Jullian Fellowes script will elevate the source material. You're expecting true rock music.

82
Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if You like spectacle. You can manage to get good seats. You're prepared to have a great time! Try to see a fresh cast, if possible.

Don't see it if You're looking for something terribly high-brow. You take theatre too seriously. You despise ALL things Andrew Llyod Webber.

85
Great acting, Great singing

See it if Cynthia Erivo is still in it. Go, just, go.

Don't see it if Your makeup isn't waterproof. You're a terrible cynic.

90
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if You know the Anais Mitchell concept album. You like Greek mythology. You enjoy an intimate concert setting & lovely staging.

Don't see it if You want a terribly plot driven show. You have trouble making out lyrics. You didn't enjoy the concept album or like "folk pop."

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Sweet, Charming, Good music

See it if Jessie Mueller and Christopher Fitzgerald are still in it. You're a Sara Bareilles fan.

Don't see it if You're hungry. Or you're made uncomfortable by infidelity.