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80
The Enigmatist
Chelsea
Intimate, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like puzzles and magic as well as audience interaction. There’s also a little bit of history of cryptology.

Don't see it if You dislike solving puzzles or audience interaction. This is not a play, so there is not really a storyline to follow

Also Come early (at least a half hour) to solve some puzzles beforehand. ... Read more Read less

77
Remembrance
Financial
Unique, Thought-provoking, Interactive, Immersive, Intimate

See it if You like immersive, interactive experiences, enjoy the concept of choosing your own path and stumbling upon scenes

Don't see it if You don’t like interacting with the performers, want a linear plot and want a complete storyline

Also This was a unique experience and intimate depiction of Alzheimer’s. It... Read more Read less

70
Interactive, Great improv, Charming, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy improv, audience interaction, sketches, & romantic comedy and can relate to the struggles of online dating

Don't see it if You are offended by sexual content and “loud”, in-your-face moments, don’t find online dating amusing, or like a structured plot

75
Original Sound
West Village
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Intimate, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy plays that are about the creative process, particularly in regards to music, and the challenges of the music industry.

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical - it’s a play with music, with a focus on beats and electronic music, along with some guitar and piano,

Also Intimate play. Some of it felt a little choppy and might need some ref... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Tedious, Admirable acting, Great musicians, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You are a fan of Hans Christian Andersen and are very familiar with his work - you may be interested in this unique depiction of his life.

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Hans Christian Andersen or do not enjoy puppetry or classical or operatic music.

Also This was a unique production with talented performers and wonderful mu... Read more Read less

80
shadowplay
Soho/Tribeca
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Intimate, Fun

See it if You like interacting with the actors and intimate productions, you are imaginative, you are a fan of Peter Pan

Don't see it if You would rather be a spectator than a participant, you are looking for high production values, you don’t like moving around.

Also Talented, passionate actors elevate this production. There is a good a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Delightful, Charming, Intimate, Clever, Fun

See it if you like intimate/interactive productions, can appreciate an abbreviated take on a Shakespeare classic, and just want to have fun.

Don't see it if you don’t like interacting with the actors, are a Shakespeare purist, or are expecting a large dinner

Also This production was so much fun. The actors are delightful - so person... Read more Read less

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see, Magical

See it if if you are a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies.

Don't see it if don't like the magical/fantastical and are looking for intellectual fare/deep dialogue.

Also I never read the books and only saw parts of the movies, but I was ent... Read more Read less

75
Intimate, Delightful, Magical, Entertaining, Charming

See it if you like intimate one-man magic shows. Vitaly is wondrous in its simplicity and had a good amount of audience interaction.

Don't see it if you are expecting a magical spectacle or incredible stunts.

Also Most of the illusions are similar in nature, and simpler than what I a... Read more Read less

78
Epic, Romantic, Entertaining, Intense

See it if you like romance and epic singing and enjoy productions like Les Miserables

Don't see it if if you are uncomfortable with sexual content or are looking for deep, intellectual dialogue.

Also I love the music in Miss Saigon. Unfortunately, the production I saw f... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Illyria
East Village
Unsatisfying, Disappointing, Slow, Intimate

See it if you want a glimpse of some of the famous names behind Shakespeare in the Park and you don't mind dialogue-heavy plays with little action.

Don't see it if you prefer intense, majestic, action-oriented productions. This is very minimalist.

Also The play has a very intimate feeling to it, as if you are ease droppin... Read more Read less

75
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great costumes, Nostalgic, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if if you're a fan of the Anastasia animated movie and would enjoy seeing some of the iconic songs performed live on stage.

Don't see it if you want action or an intense storyline. Plot is a bit of fluff, and everything felt a little one-dimensional.

Also The musical seems to have a bit of an identity crisis, touching upon v... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Of Human Bondage
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy intelligent, thought-provoking dialogue, creative use of props and the stage, and wonderful sound all done live by the actors.

Don't see it if you don't like melodrama. A few characters are unlikeable and frustrating to watch. It's a character drama, so don't expect a lot of action.

70
Refreshing, Different, Original, Artistic, Dizzying

See it if you don't mind the lack of a plot and are open to new, shared artistic experiences

Don't see it if you need a story/plot, want everything to make sense and characters to relate to

75
Entertaining, Romantic, Enchanting, Delightful, Sweet

See it if you like the story of Peter Pan and are curious about the man and inspiration behind it

Don't see it if you are expecting a lot of magic or a focus on Peter Pan. May not be as entertaining for children as you might think.

85
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Must see

See it if you love singing and the opera and non-traditional ideas of romance. The music is iconic and wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like opera or romance. Characters can be frustrating, and the show might be considered too long by some.

75
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense, Jarring

See it if you've read the book and do not mind some very intense scenes, loud noises, or very disturbing material.

Don't see it if you haven't read the book as it may be hard to follow the dialogue, cannot handle disturbing (gruesome) scenes and do not like loud noises.

Also The book is one of my favorites, and Tom Sturridge is not really how I... Read more Read less

78
During previews
Intimate, Unique, Immersive, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like immersive plays that really put you in the environment of the actors; plays tackling environmental but also familial issues

Don't see it if You are not comfortable in tight, small spaces, being close to the actors, moving around from room to room and up and down stairs.

Also Several times, you will have to stand for a long period of time. Also,... Read more Read less

68
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Unique, Disappointing, Overrated, Intimate, Great acting

See it if You like food and a show-type entertainment, are already familiar with the play and want to see a unique execution of it

Don't see it if You are not familiar with the play, are expecting a substantial amount of food, or need more space as the tables are fairly tightly packed

Also I had seen shows from both the production companies involved, and they... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if You enjoy high school dramas with sci-fi & geek culture elements,, are curious about the kind of musical that is resonating with tweens/teen

Don't see it if You have outgrown the dramatics of high school, are put off by loud music/sounds, video game culture, and a somewhat frenetic pace

Also Everyone seemed to have a great time at this musical. Singing by the m... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Playing Hot
Midtown W
Unique, Great music, Fun, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like jazz and want to learn more about its roots, you enjoy dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like standing in a small space for more than an hour, prefer emphasis on the more traditional play elements (story, acting)

Also The festivities start in a nearby park and then make their way to the ... Read more Read less

75
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Minimalist, Clever

See it if You love the Anne of Green Gables book, enjoy seeing one person play all the characters, enjoy dance

Don't see it if You prefer to see different actors playing the different characters, are looking for an extravagant production, don’t like dancing

Also Anne of Green Gables is a minimalist production, with one actor, Ali E... Read more Read less

70
Entertaining, Haunting, Ambitious, Frustrating, Beautiful dancing

See it if if you enjoy musicals and dance, like intimate minimalist productions, and don't mind ghost stories.

Don't see it if you like spectacle and special effects; don't enjoy an atmosphere of spookiness or a story told through dance

Also I enjoyed the show but thought there was a lot of untapped potential. ... Read more Read less

82
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like shows in the vein of romantic comedies. Waitress is fun, entertaining, and features some impressive singing.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show that is deep and philosophical. Although I was entertained throughout, it also felt like a bit of fluff.

Also Great singing and surprisingly funny, Waitress was a fun time; however... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Intense, Thought-provoking, Intimate, Great acting, Unique

See it if you're a fan of the movie/book, enjoy in-your-face, daring yet intimate performances that push boundaries

Don't see it if you can't handle intense, disturbing or sexual content, strobe lights, or get grossed out/offended easily. Make sure to read the warnings.

Also Trainspotting Live is an experience. The venue is small and intimate, ... Read more Read less

76
Counting Sheep
Financial
Refreshing, Innovative, Thought-provoking, Profound, Original

See it if you like to be a part of the action and are looking to experience something different as opposed to just watching.

Don't see it if you want to be a spectator and prefer a plot/characters to follow.

Also Counting Sheep is a unique experience. You are meant to be a part of t... Read more Read less

78
Entertaining, Refreshing, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you like immersive, interactive theater; are not shy and are willing to ask questions; enjoy improv and role-playing

Don't see it if you prefer to simply be a spectator and not a participant; want a linear plot or are looking for a lavish production

Also I really enjoyed my experience at The Trial of Typhoid Mary, but the e... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if If you're a Disney, Stravinsky, or Fantasia fan and/or you like intellectual fare and clever and thought-provoking dialogue.

Don't see it if you wouldn't enjoy watching two people arguing with each other and debating art and commercialism.

85
Enchanting, Great staging, Refreshing, Unique, Creative

See it if you like getting up close to the actors, props, & scenery; want a unique experience that makes creative use of space & a peek into backstage

Don't see it if you want to a spectator & want to be seated the whole time. Also, you may get bored with some of the repetitiveness & the lack of a plot.

Also I very much enjoy immersive theater and thought this one made great us... Read more Read less

78
Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Refreshing, Funny

See it if you love Harry Potter. The play is clever, funny, entertaining, and surprisingly touching.

Don't see it if you are not familiar with Harry Potter as you will not fully get some of the dialogue.

82
Matilda
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Quirky, Great acting

See it if Loved how they fleshed out the story, giving an added dimension to supporting characters

Don't see it if The story is a little darker than you might expect.

90
Great singing, Epic, Must see, Masterful, Riveting

See it if Music and singing is beautiful along with an intelligent and touching story and wonderful, 3-dimensional characters

Don't see it if Since you are going through one man's life as well as the stories of several other characters, the musical may feel overwhelming or too long

85
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Must see

See it if you like non-linear narrative, enjoy exploration &discovery, have an open mind & adventurous spirit, and don't mind dark & sometimes creepy

Don't see it if you like linear narrative, get bored easily as some of the scenes you might see are repetitive and may be considered a little tedious

Also You may feel frustrated because you will not get the full story unless... Read more Read less