MJRL

New York City | 25-34 | Female

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Reviews (83)
93
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Ambitious
July 29th, 2022

See it if You don’t want to miss an ambitious restaging of a Sondheim classic

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sondheim, or the way his musicals can be more cerebral and less plot focused.

95
During previews
Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
July 1st, 2022

See it if you want the chance to see this many Broadway legends together on stage in a brilliant production.

Don't see it if you were expecting them to fully stage the show during the transfer, or if you need to see a show that is fully realized plot wise as well.

Also The show transfers just as beautifully, if not more so. All of the cas... Read more Read less

40
Overrated, Boring, Cliched, Disappointing, Excruciating
July 1st, 2022

See it if you win the lottery. Free is free. Danai Gurira is masterful and is the ONLY reason to see this production

Don't see it if you would be bothered by the butchery of Shakespeare's text, bizarre direction choices, and anachronism

Also The entire production was undermined in the first ten seconds when the... Read more Read less

95
Hilarious, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting
June 30th, 2022

See it if you love the music, love sondheim, want to see great performances.

Don't see it if you need a complex, fully thought out arc of a show, need to follow one thread.

69
Slow, Confusing, Cliched, Ambitious, Great acting
June 22nd, 2022

See it if You are a fan of Alex Lawther, his Hamlet was BRILLIANT and by far the best thing about this production. Great understanding of the text

Don't see it if If you cannot sit through a 4 hour production of Hamlet, go see Fat Ham instead for a more concise,&better directed and designed production.

Also It has been less than a week and I am already editing my review in lig... Read more Read less

94
Fat Ham
East Village
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing
June 17th, 2022

See it if You want to see a masterful interpretation of Hamlet told by a Black queer perspective

Don't see it if you don’t like reinterpretation of Shakespeare, plays that break the fourth wall.

90
Cute, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful, Enchanting
June 13th, 2022

See it if You love beautiful singing, fantastic character work by two women playing all roles, a folk tale

Don't see it if You are expecting a full score or orchestra. You don’t like a capella musicals that use looping, untraditional narrative

90
Seven Sins
Brooklyn
Edgy, Raunchy, Must see, Delightful, Ambitious
June 12th, 2022

See it if you like to see brilliant burlesque and circus acts told through the narrative of Adam and Eve and the 7 deadly sins

Don't see it if You don’t like nudity, or raunchy provocative performances that are definitely 21+, hate frankincense, and are looking for a play.

90
Great acting, Hilarious
June 3rd, 2022

See it if you enjoy baseball, and want to see a play that includes someone talking about their love of baseball.

Don't see it if you can't stand baseball, you don't like plays that involve direct address/break the fourth wall, you don't like more serious topics/ nudity

85
Intense, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
May 30th, 2022

See it if you like to be baffled, to think, and are able to interpret a more absurd style theatrical piece.

Don't see it if you need to see a show that lays everything out for you. That has a narrative plot. If you need a story to be literal.

90
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful
May 18th, 2022

See it if You love the film, want an evening of entertainment without having to think a lot about the material. Want to have a good time.

Don't see it if You hate the film. You don’t like musicals for pure fun.

Also I had an absolute blast seeing this musical. I think that there are so... Read more Read less

82
Macbeth (Broadway)
Midtown W
Epic, Great writing, Ambitious, Confusing, Refreshing
May 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see a masterful performance by the two leads, Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga.

Don't see it if You hate non traditional staging, or if you expect Elizabethan Shakespeare.

Also The first thing I loved about this production is the ‘non hah’ interpr... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
May 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see a musical that is one you know will change the art form. You like powerful performances, & non traditional storytelling

Don't see it if You can’t handle tough/dark material presented on stage. You don’t like nonlinear musicals. You need a conclusive ending.

Also Wow. There was so much in this musical that I could relate to, it real... Read more Read less

83
Suffs
East Village
Entertaining, Pedantic, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
May 18th, 2022

See it if You like history, and like the actors in the piece

Don't see it if You hate Hamilton, hate sung through musicals, you can’t handle a lot of information delivered at once by a lot of characters.

Also It’s unfortunate that this play will be compared to Hamilton non stop.... Read more Read less

85
Tambo & Bones
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying, Ambitious
February 27th, 2022

See it if You like thinking critically about what you’re seeing.

Don't see it if You don’t like absurd style, non realistic plays or participation. Plays that don’t function around plot but rather character/theme/trope.

Also I almost wish each of the three sections could be their own play, part... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Entertaining, Star vehicle for hugh jackman, Fluffy, Dated, Delightful
January 27th, 2022

See it if You want to see a brilliant turn by Hugh Jackman and a masterful performance, and brilliant dancing on his part.

Don't see it if You want plot, an actual ending, complex themes or a musical that has been updated.

Also While I truly wish they had given this the same treatment that “My Fai... Read more Read less

92
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious
November 18th, 2021

See it if you want to see a master class in character study as 5 actors portray multiple real life people, speaking their actual words

Don't see it if you don't like monologues, you can't follow one actor playing multiple real people, you don't like violence

90
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Powerful, Resonant, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense
October 20th, 2021

See it if You can handle an intense one woman performance as she inhabits a real person reflecting on her most traumatic experience.

Don't see it if You can’t handle a sensitive topics such as mental health, violence, domestic abuse, rape, death told through the words of a survivor.

94
Relevant, Riveting, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
October 18th, 2021

See it if you want to see a master class in acting. If you want to see three brilliant British actors portray multiple characters throughout history.

Don't see it if you don't like narrative plays, or if you are looking for action. Don't see it if you have a short attention span.

75
For a previous production
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Dark
March 10th, 2020

See it if You enjoy dark comedies, gallows humor, Martin McDonagh’s other works, if you’re a fan of Mark Addy or Dan Stevens.

Don't see it if You want to see a happy comedy, or don’t like dark subject matter, dealing with executions.

Also Not my favorite Martin McDonagh play, but I enjoyed it.

82
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Quirky, Intelligent
March 4th, 2020

See it if You want to see small town politics at work in a one room drama. You want to see a master playwright in his own play.

Don't see it if You don’t like political dramas, or plays that reference tough historical matters. You need a play with a lot of action.

78
Slow to the point, Scary, Intense, Cliched, Great acting
February 24th, 2020

See it if You want to see a haunting tale told in an atmospheric location, brilliant acting, and you like scary stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like jump scares, ghost stories, easily predictable plots, low budget sets for a high price ticket, uncomfortable chairs.

92
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great acting, Dizzying
February 20th, 2020

See it if You want to see a standout performance by Rose Byrne, as she continues to lose control over her life.

Don't see it if You don’t like modern adaptations, Ivo Van Hove type camera projections on stage, family dramas dealing with mental illness, violence.

95
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Must see, Resonant, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining
February 20th, 2020

See it if you want to see a play that has been perfectly cast, with each actor shining in their role. A hilarious family drama that really resonates.

Don't see it if you don't like dark comedies, intense family dramas, or don't like August Osage County.

80
During previews
Indulgent, Overly produced, Slow, Intense, Great acting
February 8th, 2020

See it if You want to see a master performance by Ruth Negga

Don't see it if you can’t stand overly produced works. An over abundance of lighting, and sound effects, and transitional moments after EVERY scene change.

Also A BRILLIANT performance by Ruth Negga,she was utterly believable, but ... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Great writing, Indulgent, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
February 5th, 2020

See it if You enjoy a modern reinterpretation of a classic, brilliant acting, hilarious feminist reading of the material.

Don't see it if You don’t like feminist reinterpretations of classic novels, that sometimes go too far and hit you over the head with the material.

Also I really really enjoyed the first act. But I ended up felt like I was ... Read more Read less

75
Hilarious, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing, Slow
January 22nd, 2020

See it if You want to be pleasantly surprised by the depth of emoji emotions, and some clever lines, and catchy songs.

Don't see it if You hate emojis, pop culture, bathroom humor, or expect a a show with fully drawn out characters.

90
During previews
Sing Street
East Village
Refreshing, Resonant, Great singing, Hilarious, Entertaining
December 2nd, 2019

See it if You want a teen show done right. Brilliant singing, an amazing ensemble,

Don't see it if You don’t like coming of age tales, the 80s, the young boy falling for the troubled teen girl trope, multiple plot points that go nowhere.

Also From the inventive opening moment of the show, I knew that I would hav... Read more Read less

70
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Indulgent, Raunchy, Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow
November 22nd, 2019

See it if You love burlesque, extremely talented, over the top, highly skilled, raunchy performances, beautiful singing, and tricks you’ve never seen.

Don't see it if You expect anything close to the nutcracker, or any nutcracker appearance. You like narrative.

Also I was extremely disappointed in this production as a multiple time vie... Read more Read less

83
Intense, Resonant, Slow, Relevant, Transcendent
November 21st, 2019

See it if Powerful storytelling that still resonates today, truth, women connecting on stage.

Don't see it if You don’t like non traditional, non linear, poems, stories, chants, not catching every word. Can’t deal with intense sexual/violence. Slow.

72
During previews
Condescending, Indulgent, Slow, Great acting, Ambitious
November 13th, 2019

See it if You want to see Kushner’s first play redone, brilliant acting, obvious parallels of Hitler’s rise to Trump’s America.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3 hour play, can’t stand constant interruptions of action by incidental observational characters.

Also High themes and smart writing are par for the course for a Kushner pla... Read more Read less

91
Riveting, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing
November 8th, 2019

See it if you love the stars, want to see a brilliantly acted piece where every silence matters, and don’t mind a plot in reverse.

Don't see it if You don’t like non traditional plays, or the weakest scenes being at the end, or minimalist sets, or paying attention to what’s not said.

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing
October 18th, 2019

See it if you want to see brilliant casting in a cult classic.

Don't see it if You don’t like humorous murder, the inability to understand all of the words, or complicated endings.

93
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
October 9th, 2019

See it if You like plays that make you wonder what is happening, make you uncomfortable, have frank discussion about race, relationships, & sex.

Don't see it if violent and/or sexual situations will trigger, you are looking for a family friendly show

Also This show takes an extremely out there premise, and really delves into... Read more Read less

95
Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing
September 25th, 2019

See it if You want to see masterfully acted monologues, and have a thoughtful night at the theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like monologue plays, quiet moments, introspection, sensitive topics dealing with life, and death, children, and parents.

95
During previews
High energy, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Ambitious
September 24th, 2019

See it if You want to see brilliant performers improvising rap based on audience suggestions in a high energy, fun evening that can’t be replicated.

Don't see it if You don’t like rap, unscripted shows highly based on audience suggestions, or if you want a traditional musical experience.

65
Entertaining, Dizzying, Ambitious, Over-acted, Quirky
September 5th, 2019

See it if You are in the mood for a quirky, all over the place, story about Lautrec’s life told in a really fun space.

Don't see it if You will be offended by terrible French accents, want a traditional narrative of H. De T. Lautrec’s life.

97
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious
August 26th, 2019

See it if You want to learn about our constitution, and how it fails in the protection of women, in a thought provoking, hilarious, truthful play

Don't see it if You want a traditional, lighthearted play that doesn’t break the 4th wall.

85
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful puppeteering, High production value, Great staging, Epic, Entertaining
August 15th, 2019

See it if You want pure entertainment, love masterful production values, can focus on projection and the puppet. Go see it for the puppet.

Don't see it if You want a musical that has memorable music, you can’t handle animal cruelty, or loud noises.

Also I honestly was purely entertained by this, and loved it. I went for th... Read more Read less

95
Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Immersive, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful
July 31st, 2019

See it if Immersive, non traditionally staged, double cast, heavily integrated with song and dance production of a Shakespeare classic appeals to you.

Don't see it if You expect a traditional production of Shakespeare, and don’t want to have your view blocked, or have to turn to see the actors around you.

95
During previews
Mojada
East Village
Absorbing, Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious
July 13th, 2019

See it if You want to see a masterful modern adaptation of Medea that is almost too relevant to our modern times. Brilliant acting that tears at heart

Don't see it if You don’t like Medea, non traditional storytelling, breaking the fourth wall, use of multiple languages, are SPOILER triggered by rape.

75
Burn This
Midtown W
Quirky, Slow, Boring, Funny, Great acting
July 6th, 2019

See it if You are a fan of Adam Driver. He steals the show.

Don't see it if You want a fast paced, dramatic, action driven, night at the theatre.

Also The first scene’s exposition nearly killed me. I was so bored. The mos... Read more Read less

96
Spoon River
Midtown W
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Delightful, Immersive
July 4th, 2019

See it if you have ever read the monologues, this is the best you will ever see them performed. If you want an affirmation of life.

Don't see it if you don't like monologues, nontraditional, nonlinear shows, dealing with death, folk/song.

73
Jukebox, Expected, Great singing, Entertaining, Cliched
July 1st, 2019

See it if You love Carol King and want to learn about her life. Want an entertaining, light, night at the theatre.

Don't see it if You expect anything other than a typical jukebox musical that blasts through snippets of songs written.

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Disney
July 1st, 2019

See it if You want an entertaining, big Broadway/Disney night at the theatre, with kids. It is a perfectly fine adaptation of the film.

Don't see it if You expect a thought provoking, experimental, kids free, night at the theatre

95
All My Sons
Midtown W
Fantastic production elements, Masterful, Great staging, Resonant, Great acting
June 30th, 2019

See it if You want to see a brilliantly performed Arthur Miller classic, that delves into complex human behavior.

Don't see it if The everyday seems boring to you. If you don’t like period dramas.

90
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Confusing, Enchanting
June 30th, 2019

See it if You’re a fan of ‘The Great Comet,’ nontraditional storytelling, Greek myths, thought provoking slightly cerebral completely sung-thro score.

Don't see it if you want a simple, non complex story that wraps up neatly. A traditional big broadway musical.

77
Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky
June 28th, 2019

See it if You want a nice, light, entertaining night at the theatre with some serious themes.

Don't see it if You are looking for a provoking, experimental, thought inspiring night at the theatre.

85
Ink
Midtown W
Intense, Indulgent, Great acting, Absorbing
June 28th, 2019

See it if You are fascinated with the creation of the tabloid and insight into a powerful man, and want to see some powerful brilliant acting.

Don't see it if You don’t like flashy plays, heavy use of herbal cigarettes, no interest in the press.

65
In the Green
Upper W Side
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious
June 28th, 2019

See it if You like abstract musicals, nontraditional styling, can focus on the music and not the plot.

Don't see it if Like traditional, PLOT DRIVEN, shows that make sense, tidy up neatly at the end or Big, flashy musical numbers.

Also I love Grace McLean, and I love her music. I had such high expectation... Read more Read less