Natalie W 6165

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I am an SF Bay Area native working in software tech. I enjoy spending my spare time trolling around downtown NYC with my bulldog or seeing great live theater.
Reviews (30)
79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Mary-Louise Parker. Her cadence, comic timing is at its best. Will Hochtman is engaging as well. Thoughfully written.

Don't see it if you don't like long monologues. Much of the play is Mary-Louise Parker speaking to an imaginary audience. Dark stage, sparse set.

91
Make Believe
Midtown W
Funny, Great writing, Edgy, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like family dark comedies. And if you want to see stellar child actors, adult actors and great writing.

Don't see it if You don't like dark comedies.

81
Slow, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy one man shows, memoirs, watching artists generously sharing personal life details. Enjoy off broadway.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows and don't like to sit for more than 90 minutes. It covered a lot of material and moved a bit slowly at first.

88
Fairview
Brooklyn
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you like shows that tackle weighty themes with a unique approach, great writing, acting, choreography.

Don't see it if you don't like to feel slightly uncomfortable and plays that come off as a bit preachy.

91
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Hilarious, Great writing, Delightful

See it if You love funny, quirky musicals, super talented cast, clever writing.

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie.

78
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Riveting, Indulgent, Edgy, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you like immersive theater experiences, unique theater, seeing shows with larger groups.

Don't see it if you only like classic theater.

88
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Profound, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you like great original musicals; you have fomo.

Don't see it if you don't like fast moving stories. probably best to listen to the soundtrack a few times before the show.

91
BLKS
Midtown W
Must see, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like bright young actors, refreshing realistic current new york stories, great writing.

Don't see it if you don't like stories of 20-something urbanites.

85
Masterful, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like unique original musicals, love to belly laugh, quirky lyrics, great choreography.

Don't see it if you get offended easily.

79
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Cliched, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you saw the movie, you like rom coms, feel good small town stories, women empowerment stories.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that can be a bit cliched.

88
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy epic family stories, Irish theater, great acting.

Don't see it if you get bored by intense dramas.

94
Thought-provoking, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like true stories, modern musicals, feel good human stories, stellar ensemble casts, simple sets, original music.

Don't see it if prefer big budget musicals, traditional Gershwin style musicals with big dance numbers, Hollywood stories.

100
Life Sucks.
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like intelligent takes on classic theater. If you like stellar ensembles and actors that are passionate about their craft.

Don't see it if you hate Uncle Vanya.

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Funny, Clever

See it if You are looking to explore the current constitutional crisis. If you are a fan of one person or small ensemble shows.

Don't see it if you don't like plays or thought provoking themes.

96
Must see, Great singing, Delightful, Quirky, Exquisite

See it if no matter what your age now, you felt like you weren't cool in high school and if you love original musicals. The cast is the bomb!

Don't see it if You don't like edgy, energized or teenage theme musicals. The pace is frenetic (which for me is a positive).

85
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if You like relevant timely stories about young adults written from their perspective with actors that are well cast, talented.

Don't see it if You aren't attracted to the plot of the play, stories of 21st century young adults experiences coming of age and anxieties.

69
Little Gem
Chelsea
Resonant, Ambitious, Great acting, Slow, Too long

See it if you like one woman shows. It is like three one woman shows in one.

Don't see it if You don't like heavy monologues and shows over 90 minutes with no intermission.

69
Dying City
Midtown W
Slow, Thought-provoking, Excruciating, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like to see good actors practicing their craft. You like sociopolitical themes.

Don't see it if you like plays that move through the plot line with a sense or urgency. This play is often painfully slow.

47
Quirky, Great singing, Cliched, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you don't mind sitting through a long disjointed performance that is somewhat sloppy in production.

Don't see it if you prefer off broadway that is more cohesively put together and executed with a pace that makes you not feel like time is wasted.

84
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of 50's music, historical musicals, dance.

Don't see it if you hate 1950's/60's pop music.

89
Epic, Masterful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you like anything Disney. It's one of the classics, every production is flawless. Great music, costumes, sets.

Don't see it if you don't like Disney or the Lion King movie.

91
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Must see, Intelligent, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love unique takes on classic stories, epic big stage musicals, stories of female coming of age/empowerment, great singing.

Don't see it if you don't like coming of age themes, big budget musicals, wizard of oz.

76
Proof of Love
West Village
Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like one person shows, good acting, decent writing.

Don't see it if you only want to see stellar plays. this one is good, but could be better.

79
Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you love fresh stagings of classic musicals; talented singers.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals

84
Indulgent, Fluffy, Quirky, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Nathan Lane and quirky takes on classic theater.

Don't see it if you don't like silly humor, quirky plays, small cast productions.

91
Great acting, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Carol King, or if you are familiar wither music. Her backstory is powerful, the singing is magnificent.

Don't see it if you hate Carol King's music. But even if you think you might not like it, you'll probably walk out glad that you saw it - and go back again

98
During previews
Exquisite, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Shakespeare in the Park. It's the best of the best! A stellar cast, stellar directing, music and dance, and costumes.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare or hate sitting outside. Otherwise don't miss this show!

80
Ink
Midtown W
Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in who/what created Fox News, like historical drama. It's incredibly well acted and complements viewing of Succession.

Don't see it if You prefer musical to plays. If you are incensed by anything to do with Rupert Murdoch.

81
Intense, Ambitious, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Michael Shannon. He's at his best here. Audra McDonald shows serious acting chops as well.

Don't see it if You don't like plays, you don't like plays that are not current, you don't like to see nudity on stage or you don't like intense drama.

63
Burn This
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Intense, Dated, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Adam Driver. HIs performance is riveting.

Don't see it if you are looking for Keri Russell to be as amazing as she is in The Americans. Her performance is wooden and stilted.