Michelle 7115

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (48)
60
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if you want to see Joshua Henry in essentially a one man show--he's unbelievable and carries the whole show

Don't see it if bland music that had no identity, cliched lyrics, no character development. You don't care about the characters or the story.

78
Disco Pigs
Chelsea
Intense, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you want great performances on a minimal set. Intense emotional payoff.

Don't see it if you mind violence and cursing or you're looking for a more traditional show.

44
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Indulgent, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy modern adaptations of classics

Don't see it if this play is trying so hard to be inventive and clever but it fails. I've seen some of these actors before and they're great, just not here

40
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Kate Hamill is the only redeeming performance in this production, but it seems she's in a different production than everyone else tonally

Don't see it if unsuccessful adaptation. No sense of sisterly bonds, none of the whimsy and humor of her other plays. presents sisters as stock characters

40
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Excruciating, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to support bedlam because they usually put on great shows.

Don't see it if you want to save yourself an excruciating production that makes no sense. Experimental choices for the sake of being experimental.

88
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if I saw this at HVSF. Another wonderful adaptation that's full of humor and great double casting.

Don't see it if this isn't as strong a show as Hamill's Sense and Sensibility, but still worth seeing.

80
Intense, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if Raul Esparza is great, as is the whole cast. Wonderful acting.

Don't see it if The plot is complex and at times I was lost.

83
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if for Taylor Louderman, whose voice is insane! Kate Rockwell is also hilarious as Karen.

Don't see it if not all of the songs are memorable, and many of the dance scenes are quite forgettable. Still, this was a fun show with some strong numbers.

78
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you want a hilarious book and want to see a vehicle for Santino Fontana.

Don't see it if you want melodies or interesting dance numbers. The music and staging are weal, but the book is solid.

69
Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if you want to see a different take on a classic musical and for Ali Stoker's performance. She's a star.

Don't see it if you're expecting inventive theater that's done meaningfully. The production alienates the audience, but the reason for it is unclear.

74
The Crucible
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to see powerful performances from Ben Wishaw and Saoirse Ronan.

Don't see it if you're expecting a classic or cohesive adaptation. Every character seems to live in a different world—they all have different accents.

40
Disappointing, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if you're fans of the actresses and you like small all women ensemble casts

Don't see it if you're expecting an empowering show about female growth and transformation. I simply did not understand this show. The plot is nonexistent.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love strong vocals and feel-good songs. This show is so much fun and Abby Mueller is a star.

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

85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to see a fresh and energized take on Shakespeare, while staying true to the text. This production is funny and well-staged.

Don't see it if you want very traditional Shakespeare.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You like large ensemble casts and powerful performances. Not a single weak performance.

Don't see it if you don't like simple sets or don't like following multiple stories at once.

70
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you love strong, beautiful melodies and want a night of traditional musical theater. Norbert Leo Butz steals the show!

Don't see it if The leads are severely miscast. They don't do the dialogue or songs justice. I love this show, but was disappointed in this revival.

78
Great staging, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you want to see beautiful choreography. The dancing numbers are gorgeous. Lindsey Mendez is charming and wonderful.

Don't see it if you're expecting an upbeat show or want strong melodies. Great actors, but they're better than the show.

60
Confusing, Intense, Slow

See it if You love Eugene O'Neill and plays with a large ensemble cast.

Don't see it if You're not an absolute fan of Eugene O'Neill. This play is long, depressing, and tedious. Good production, I just don't care for O'Neill.

100
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you like inventive and clever theater that makes bold anachronistic choices that heighten the plot, including wonderful dancing and music.

Don't see it if you can't follow fast-paced plays with a lot of dialogue. I recommend reading The Importance of Being Earnest before seeing the show.

80
Slow start but picks up . .funny and absorbing

See it if the first 20 minutes are slow but then it picks up—solid performances and the children are hilarious. overall very enjoyable

Don't see it if you're not in the mood for heightened performances, dont like shows without an intermission

75
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Very long, fascinating, and surprisingly funny

See it if you're in the mood for a political drama and don't mind a heavy play that requires you to be engaged for 3 hours to keep up

Don't see it if you don't like plays where there's a lot of shouting and you're looking for pure entertainment

68
Experimental and confusing set and costume choices

See it if you just want to see more theater and can appreciate a modern take on a classic

Don't see it if you're expecting the director's confusing set and costume choices to add to the plot or performances

95
Indecent
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you want to see masterful storytelling

Don't see it if you like very traditional theater

85
Significant Other
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You're in your 20s-30s and are single, are looking for a play that's both heartfelt and funny

Don't see it if you don't like shows where actors are doublecast

92
Great staging, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want a small but brilliant cast. unbelievable voices and acting. i love the confined space of the theater and interactive nature

Don't see it if you don't like being surrounded by the actors. you don't like plays with gore.

75
Ballyturk
Brooklyn
Riveting, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you want a play that will make you think and powerful performances. great set and impactful end. reminds me of becket.

Don't see it if you want a traditional play and don't like when things go unanswered

74
Intense, Great acting

See it if you love Sam Shepherd--this is a faithful production. Good performances and interesting set

Don't see it if you don't like Sam Shepherd--this is full of dysfunction and screaming that'c characteristic of his work.

75
Intense, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if great performances from Glenda Jackson and Ruth Wilson. I love the double casting of Cordelia and the Fool.

Don't see it if this production is uneven. Hard to pinpoint the director's vision—the set and music choices weigh it down.

80
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Mercedes Ruel is wonderful and I enjoyed how the show becomes more and more realistic as the characters age. Some strong performances.

Don't see it if you're expecting a show that blows you away. This is a well done show, but not a must see.

95
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Kate Hamill is a genius writer and this is a wonderful adaptation. She injects so much energy and fun into this play.

Don't see it if you are expecting a classic adaptation. This honors the novel, but there's definitely a modern twist.

88
For a previous production
Mac Beth
Upper E Side
Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if there are so many layers to this show--I can't stop thinking about the intersection of Macbeth and scheming high school girls. Brilliant.

Don't see it if you don't like violence in a show, you want a traditional production of Macbeth

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want a family drama with unbelievable performances from adults and children alike. This play is so absorbing--I saw it twice.

Don't see it if you don't like intense dramas where the themes can feel a bit heavy handed and forced.

90
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to see off-broadway theater at its best. The performances are astounding and I love the small all-female cast. I'd see it again.

Don't see it if you don't like plays where actors talk to the audience or there are unexpected shifts in tone.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want strong, beautiful vocals. everyone in the cast has such an incredibly strong and unique voice. The staging is beautiful.

Don't see it if you want a more traditional musical.

70
For a previous production
Cliched, Delightful, Overrated

See it if you like situational and physical humor.

Don't see it if you don't want a show that goes for cheap laughs. This show was funny at times, but not at all witty or inventive.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see an unbelievable performance from Janet McTeer. She's so captivating and compelling. Beautiful sets!

Don't see it if you don't like plays that touch on history. You want a more contemporary show.

56
Slow, Disappointing

See it if you're not familiar with the play and want to see a production to become familiar with Shakespeare.

Don't see it if It's hard to believe that Twelfth Night could be boring and bland. This production fell flat and felt amateurish.

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a classic, beautifully staged musical with big numbers and big personalities. Saw it with Bernadette and she was amazing.

Don't see it if you don't like traditional musical theater and want something more contemporary.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want something light and hilarious. The cast is so talented and they do a great job with double-casting and a limited set. A great time!

Don't see it if You're not familiar with Harry Potter. It borrows from the books and the movies.

95
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if brilliant performances, inventive staging, funnier than you would expect. Unlike anything I've ever seen. Does not feel like 7 hours.

Don't see it if you can't sit through 7.5 hours of theater. It doesn't seem that long though, the time flies by!

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like strong ensemble casts and moving, personal stories. Beautiful music and cleverly staged.

Don't see it if you only like traditional musical theater.

72
Entertaining, Slow, Delightful

See it if Melissa Errico is brilliant. Worth seeing just for her lovely performance and charm. Strong melodies and great singing from the whole cast.

Don't see it if It's a strange play and when they're not singing, the play drags.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you love brilliant lyrics, strong musical numbers, and complex characters

Don't see it if you're expecting traditional musical theater

97
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great staging

See it if masterful performances from Laura Linney (Regina) and Cynthia Nixon (Birdie). The whole cast is INCREDIBLE. chilling & heartbreaking

Don't see it if you dont like straightforward revivals. all casting, set, costumes are very true to the original playwright's intent ( I would imagine)

78
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want an entertaining show and just an overall fun night at the theater

Don't see it if you don't like shows with puppets

70
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, light, but a bit long

See it if you want a straightforward production and a great performance from Kevin Kline. The set is by far the best part of this show

Don't see it if you don't want a very traditional play that lags a bit

100
Riveting, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting, Epic

See it if you want to see a musical unlike anything you've ever seen—amazing singing, amazing dancing, amazing staging. INCREDIBLE!

Don't see it if you want a traditional music and can't handle strobe lights

83
During previews
Bandstand
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Slow

See it if You love Laura Osnes, want to see great dancing, and want to be transported to the 1940s

Don't see it if You're expecting traditional jazz standards