Melissa 23

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (66)
90
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great writing, Masterful, Clever

See it if you want to see a really funny, well-written, suspenseful dark comedy. Great acting, staging, sets. Top-notch play.

Don't see it if you can't handle a bit of gallows humor. It is dark and does have some disturbing moments.

72
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
A for effort, Slow, Great acting

See it if You must see all of Tracy Letts work and want to see a great ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You are expecting to see a memorable play. Or maybe it was memorable for me, just not in the right way.

Also The acting was good and the story was interesting enough, but ultimate... Read more Read less

92
Riveting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the story. The sets and staging were gorgeous and creative and wonderful. Music and acting lovely. Loved this!

Don't see it if you hate Dickens.

88
Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you like great singing, youthful talent, really good songs by Alanis presented in a fresh and exciting way. Very talented cast!

Don't see it if don't like musicals with a lot of young people and want something more traditional.

91
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see something original, intelligent and moving. The music was an added bonus. The acting and writing were so good.

Don't see it if if you don't like one-man shows or are expecting a big production.

82
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see the two stars. They were great. Also interesting take on what Hillary went through, although probably not based on fact.

Don't see it if you are expecting a factual story and a lot of action. The staging was interesting, but quiet.

93
During previews
Resonant, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like original shows with great music. I recommend reading up on the myth before you go. Really wonderful show!

Don't see it if you want a typical Broadway musical.

80
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you're up for a 3+ hour Shakespeare play, if you like Glenda Jackson, if you like King Lear. The "modern"-ish setting and music were fine.

Don't see it if you're not up for a 3+ hour Shakespeare play. It was a bit confusing at times.

86
Gloria: A Life
Gramercy
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Clever

See it if if you want to learn about Gloria's life, feminism, civil rights, humanity. It is very relevant. Really well done and INSPIRING.

Don't see it if you don't want to learn about our world.

85
Delightful, Hilarious, Fun, energetic

See it if you love an old-fashioned musical, like NY humor, love Broadway, enjoy talented actors, like a story about love and humanity

Don't see it if if you are homophobic, take offense at right-wing, religious humor, don't like NY humor

87
Clever, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you are interested in learning about our constitution in an insightful, engaging way and its relevance in today's world.

Don't see it if you don't care about the state of the country and the rights of humans.

94
Great singing, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if if you've never seen it or if you have and you love it. It's just a wonderful show with great songs. Loved it!

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical. But it's hard not to love.

86
During previews
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy a funny man talk about his family with relatable stories. The writing is good and clever.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like Bob Dylan, good acting, a moving story. It held my interest. I only knew a few of the songs, but enjoyed them all.

Don't see it if don't like old fashioned stories.

94
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like absorbing dramas with great acting and writing. Interesting, never dull, engaging, political, excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas. Although this is one that is never dull.

88
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you like a well-written, well-acted, relevant story. It was completely engaging. Excellent cast, sets.

Don't see it if You don't care about young people trying to change their lives.

78
Interesting, moving, thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy a different type of play. It was interesting and moving. Main actress was excellent. Staging, music effective.

Don't see it if You don't like drama. I found the show slightly dated.

85
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great acting and writing. It felt very intimate and real. Very engaging and different.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of dialog or if you expect a lot of action.

91
Addy & Uno
Midtown W
Delightful, Sweet, Moving

See it if You have young children. It's about kids with disabilities, about being kind and accepting others who may be different. Great songs, actors.

Don't see it if you don't have a heart. Or if you have a tween who thinks she is too mature for the sweet story. I guess it's more appropriate for age 3-10.

94
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like top-notch writing and acting. Perfect cast, very engaging and moving. Still relevant. Excellent production.

Don't see it if you have problems with gay situations, even though the story is universal.

78
A Parallelogram
Midtown W
Absorbing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you like thought-provoking plays. Definitely interesting, but not completely satisfying.

Don't see it if you want a concise, conclusive ending with all questions answered.

91
Absorbing, Resonant, Moving

See it if you want to feel hopeful and inspired, as well as entertained.

Don't see it if don't like musicals.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you love Bette, you love Hello Dolly, you want an entertaining Broadway experience.

Don't see it if you can't get Barbra Streisand out of your head. I had a bit of a hard time with that. I love Barbra.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Arthur Miller, family dramas that are ultimately kind of sad.

Don't see it if you don't like dramas from a previous era.

80
Ambitious, Fun, sincere

See it if You enjoy magic. The tricks were impressive. Miles is a talented magician. Creative tricks. I took my 12-year-old daughter who loved it.

Don't see it if You don't care for magicians or you expect polish.

86
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like fun, entertaining musicals. The cast was excellent and the writing was good. I don't love the movie, but I liked this a lot.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or prefer original music in a show.

Also The sets were wonderful! The secondary characters were great. Loved To... Read more Read less

96
Profound, Masterful, Exquisite

See it if you like live music, intelligent commentary, extremely talented musicians, moving experiences, passion.

Don't see it if hard to come up with something. I liked David Byrne, wasn't a die-hard fan. But this is so much more than that. Wonderful!

84
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like a family drama with a great cast and professional acting. It could have had more depth, but there were some good issues explored.

Don't see it if you are sick of families with difficult children.

80
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like interesting family dramas with really good acting. I found it very engaging. Both the kids and adults were good. Funny and moving.

Don't see it if you want a lot of action or if you don't like family angst.

84
During previews
Dying City
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you like an intelligent, relevant drama with good acting. I thought it was really well done and moving.

Don't see it if you expect an uplifting Broadway experience.

90
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy musicals that are very funny. I liked the music, but I especially liked the book. VERY funny. Good acting. Totally entertaining.

Don't see it if you want it to be just like the movie. I love the movie, and it was different, but they did a great job modernizing the story.

90
White Noise
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like original, intense, moving, relevant, thought-provoking plays with great writing. Daveed Diggs was excellent! Very original.

Don't see it if you want a light, happy theater experience.

86
The Cake
Midtown W
Resonant, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if if you want to see an intelligent, thoughtful play with good writing and acting.

Don't see it if you have no interest in issues like love, marriage, religion.

78
Superhero
Midtown W
Original, sweet, lovely

See it if if you like original, tender stories. It has been compared to Evan Hansen, but it was very different. Loved Kate Baldwin. Mostly good songs.

Don't see it if you expect a big Broadway musical.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like an intelligently written and acted play, updated in a smart way that doesn't take away from the source material.

Don't see it if you can't bare to see any changes to the original.

90
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a funny show with great acting and writing. It was very moving.

Don't see it if you have issues with characters who are off the beaten path.

78
Entertaining, Fun, entertaining, enjoyable

See it if you like Dove Cameron (although we saw the understudy, who was very good.) Also if you love the movie and can relate to that time period.

Don't see it if if you expect something original beyond the film. The music is fun, but mostly new lyrics to old songs.

70
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Banal, Disappointing

See it if for the GREAT sets and ape. Really impressive. The show was fun, although far from great.

Don't see it if you expect a great story with great songs and acting. Nothing that memorable, although the lead actress was good.

86
Mother of the Maid
East Village
Intelligent, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you like Glenn Close. She was great. The story was interesting and unique. The staging was good.

Don't see it if you don't like serious dramas with a modern twist. Although it had humor as well.

84
Funny, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like good writing and good acting. I found it very engaging.

Don't see it if you don't like plays (vs. musicals), although this was an easy one to enjoy.

84
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like a moving drama with good to great original songs. The acting was excellent. The daughter had a great face. I was weeping by the end

Don't see it if if you don't like musicals or mother-daughter tales.

87
Enchanting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you like small theaters with great staging. The show had a magical quality. Really good music, thoroughly enjoyable.

Don't see it if if you want realism and don't like non-traditional musicals.

88
Clever, Delightful, Great staging

See it if if you have the gist of the cartoon, and love super talent, sweet stories, brilliant sets, great music, perfect casting. Overall charming.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind and don't like musicals.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if you like a moving, charming, original musical. As Hamilton was epic, this was small, but in a good way. Very sweet and original.

Don't see it if you expect epic action.

65
During previews
Disappointing, Slow, Mildly engaging

See it if you love Blair Brown.

Don't see it if you want an entertaining, engaging, well-acted show.

Also The acting was good for the most part, but I had a real problem with t... Read more Read less

75
Epic, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you like Shakespeare and want to see a classic performed intelligently and with great acting and originality.

Don't see it if you don't have 3.5 hours to spare or you don't like Shakespeare.

86
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare. It's a lighter Shakespeare play and the actors make it easy to follow. Really engaging in a beautiful setting.

Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare or long-ish plays.

77
Amelie
Midtown W
Quirky, Entertaining, Sweet

See it if you like Phillipa Soo and light fare. I loved the movie, and they did a pretty good job staying true to the film. It wasn't as charming.

Don't see it if if you expect it to be as wonderful as the movie. But it was very pleasant.

94
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You like an intelligent drama that seems relevant today and is interesting historically.

Don't see it if You don't like historical dramas.

83
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Ambitious

See it if you want a unique theater experience and you like the Russian classics. The set was amazing! Really unique.

Don't see it if you like more typical storytelling.