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Reviews (54)
Crowd-pleaser, Silly, Sweet
June 13th, 2022

See it if You like old Italian pop songs and throwback musicals like "Guys and Dolls." Great male voices in the cast.

Don't see it if You want a play with heaps of substance. The audience was eating it up for sure, but the characters are pretty one-dimensional.

Enchanting, Sweet, Great singing
May 9th, 2022

See it if You like Fringe-y small musicals with great vocals. Endearing performances by the two actresses. Very enjoyable!

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding Scottish dialects, you don't like acoustic music or looper effects

During previews
Kimberly Akimbo
Heartfelt, Touching, Charming
November 24th, 2021

See it if You're a fan of Jeanine Tesori, David Lindsay-Abaire, and like bittersweet musical comedies. You're a fan of anyone in this great ensemble.

Don't see it if You're not prepared to see a story about a teen with a terminal illness or Harold and Maude made you squeamish (this is a different concept)

Autumn Royal
Dark, Slow, Irish
November 23rd, 2021

See it if You love Cork City and enjoy two-person family dramas. Good performances by the two leads - John Keating and Maeve Higgins.

Don't see it if You have difficulty understanding Irish accents, you don't enjoy dark comedies. Don't see it if you're expect a terribly complex plot.

Charming, Funny, Uplifting
August 30th, 2021

See it if You'd like to see a refreshing, joyful, modern take on "Merry Wives of Windsor" through the lens of West African immigrants in Harlem.

Don't see it if You expect Shakespeare's traditional text. This is an adaptation penned by Jocelyn Bioh.

Also What a pleasure to have a show like this after the year+ we've had. If... Read more Read less

Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Crowd-pleaser, Over-the-top, Silly
August 30th, 2021

See it if You love the flashiest bits of the 80's and classic rock songs. It's a jukebox musical and knows exactly what it is. A fun night out.

Don't see it if You hate everything I just mentioned. Really, you're not going to this show for the plot or character development.

Also This was the last live production I saw in 2020 - the same week COVID-... Read more Read less

Unsettling, Scary, Engaging
June 11th, 2021

See it if If you like quality audio / visual experiences with an interesting, engaging premise.

Don't see it if You're afraid of the dark, don't like dystopian stories. You don't like audiobooks. You don't enjoy shows acted by just one performer.

During previews
Entertaining, Sweet, Charming
February 22nd, 2020

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.

Soon-to-be-dated, Quirky, Overrated
July 1st, 2019

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

Dated, Great dancing, Energetic
June 21st, 2019

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

Square Go
Midtown E
Funny, Fringe-y, Charming
June 15th, 2019

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

The Hello Girls
Midtown E
Delightful, Entertaining, Big-hearted
December 23rd, 2018

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.

Slave Play
East Village
Provocative, Edgy, Imaginative
December 19th, 2018

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

Safe, Predictable, Flat, Dated
December 15th, 2018

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

For a previous production
Must-see for potter fans
December 8th, 2018

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

For a previous production
Great ensemble, Clever staging, Delightful
September 23rd, 2017

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

Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Disappointing, Banal, Cliched
September 23rd, 2017

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

Nice acting, Crowdpleaser, Entertaining
September 23rd, 2017

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

Romantic, Overlong, Quaint
September 16th, 2017

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

During previews
Entertaining, Nontradtional, Modern
July 8th, 2017

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

Slow, Underwhelming
May 30th, 2017

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.

Midtown W
Talented leads, Nice choreography, Ambitious, Disappointing
May 22nd, 2017

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

During previews
Her Portmanteau
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking
May 13th, 2017

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.

During previews
East Village
Slow, Good acting, Ambitious
May 13th, 2017

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.

Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Nostalgic, Delightful, Melodramatic, Good music
April 26th, 2017

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

During previews
Midtown W
Original, Dated, Uneven, Irreverant
April 12th, 2017

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

Midtown W
Americanized, Fluffy, Bland
April 3rd, 2017

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

During previews
Sweet, Great staging, Well executed, Entertaining
April 2nd, 2017

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

During previews
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fun, Clever
March 31st, 2017

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!

The View UpStairs
East Village
Heartfelt, Uneven, Cliched, Indulgent
March 11th, 2017

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

During previews
The Moors
Midtown W
Quirky, Clever, Entertaining
March 2nd, 2017

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.

The Bride
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever
February 26th, 2017

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

During previews
Great staging, Absorbing, Fresh adaptation
February 18th, 2017

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

During previews
Dreamy, Exquisite, Masterful
February 16th, 2017

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.

Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Raunchy, Entertaining
February 15th, 2017

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.

Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful
February 15th, 2017

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

Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fun, Campy, Noastalgia inducing
February 15th, 2017

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

Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Fluffy, Cliched, Tourist magnet
February 15th, 2017

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

Moving, Fresh, Relevant
February 15th, 2017

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.

Intense, Dizzying
February 13th, 2017

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

During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy
February 10th, 2017

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.

Enchanting, Great staging, Ambitious
January 12th, 2017

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

The Layover
Midtown W
Cliched, Sexy, Great acting
September 3rd, 2016

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.

The Humans
Midtown W
Great acting, Riveting
August 16th, 2016

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.

Entertaining, Likable, Safe
August 16th, 2016

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.

Then She Fell
Ambitious, Enchanting, Dizzying, Edgy
August 16th, 2016

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.

Great staging, Romantic, Entertaining
August 16th, 2016

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.

Himself and Nora
West Village
Romantic, Fluffy
August 16th, 2016

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.

Great acting, Great singing
August 16th, 2016

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.

Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Delightful, Romantic
August 16th, 2016

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.