Natasha 9025

New York City
About:  Musicals, Dramas, Shakespeare, Immersive, I want to see it all. High School Drama teacher who just moved to NYC, so I am binge-ing. Bring it on...
Reviews (30)
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like intense war-story drama mixed with touching family relationships and live music, all with a fresh take on staging...

Don't see it if I can't think of anything...just go!

Sing Street
East Village
Romantic, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love a good teen romance mixed with high energy rock with an 80's beat

Don't see it if you hate nostalgia and Irish accents.

Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy the power of a narrative, and are willing to engage as the story is uncovered gradually through intense character monologues

Don't see it if You prefer action-driven, dialogue heavy shows...this play is a slow burn

During previews
Grim, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You love Shakespeare and want to see an ensemble inhabit a classic with a new perspective. You love Corey Stoll...

Don't see it if You have a short attention span; this is One hour, 45 minutes of pure verbal intensity and thus requires fully alert audience engagement.

Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
High energy, Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You like quirky, fast-paced comedy (of the farce variety: think Carl Hiassen) with a little romance thrown in, and jokes about Broadway

Don't see it if Don't go if you can't handle a loud, high energy soundtrack with a hurtling pace

During previews
Ambitious, Overrated, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You love the conceit of using POP songs in a musical, and you like flamboyant dance numbers. Costumes and Set Design are flashy, for sure.

Don't see it if If you are looking for anything SMART, don't see this show. It panders to the lowest in every way.

Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Cute, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if This is a comedy with music. Runs very much like the film with a few updates. Love the physical comedy. Santino is a charmer.

Don't see it if You should be willing to just go with the silliness. You need to enjoy traditional joke-telling shtick....

During previews
Midtown W
Cinematic, Flat, Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing

See it if You like fast-paced, talk-y, British fare that is based on real people and events

Don't see it if This play moves quickly from scene to scene and emotional investment in the characters is limited. Don't see this if want to FEEL ...

During previews
Intense, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to go on a beautiful and emotional journey; it is a highly original mash-up of Greek myths with contemporary overtones. It soars!

Don't see it if Everyone should see it! Just go!

Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Clever, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if fast-paced wild ride into Alice territory with modern sensibility; dizzying and entertaining staging and choreography

Don't see it if has some of the weird "English-ness" of Matilda; plot is rather obscure; peeks through only occasionally

Freestyle Love Supreme
West Village
Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if If you tend to be amazed by Hamilton-esque witty rap, then this is the show for you. The "players" were thoughtful, intelligent, energetic.

Don't see it if Must like IMPROV-style with audience suggestions.

Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if This is a Bryan Cranston tour-de-force with fascinating and novel staging. Has powerful satirical themes that will resonate with all

Don't see it if Director makes almost constant use of video projections for effect; don't go if you find this distracting...

Sleep No More
Confusing, Dizzying, Great staging, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if The set designs are fascinating, and I appreciate the ambitiousness of this event

Don't see it if This show has become a "thing to do", and attracts an audience who treat it like a teen age haunted house; found that disappointing

Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if This playwright really tackles head on the issues of homophobia and shaming. The setting of an all boys school makes it very dramatic.

Don't see it if This is a show that confronts what it means to be gay young black man; There is nudity.

Then She Fell
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Riveting, Intense

See it if This immersive performance is a whirlwind of sight and sound. You will be transported to a dream state.

Don't see it if You will find yourself alone in a room with actors; you must commit to this performance as an audience member and participant.

Midtown W
Pop energy, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want a woman-powered, high-energy, brightly lit, well-choreographed, witty and fun evening entertainment (don't have to think too hard.

Don't see it if you don't like your history revved up and made relevant...or you don't like rock-show flash and a few screaming teens nearby

During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Riveting, Intense, Great singing, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you love to see classics vividly renewed with a fresh vision from a contemporary director and a talented, young, diverse cast.

Don't see it if You don't like video projections, or find the merging of video and live theater as distracting...

Broken Story
East Village
Cinematic, Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like "whodunnits" that present audience with complicated plots to absorb. You like ensemble plays.

Don't see it if you prefer atmospheric or avant-garde plays...this play runs more like mystery novel...

During previews
Pretentious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you like to see a good yarn, un-spooled...and you really, really like Mary Louise Parker...

Don't see it if This show is pretentious and monolog-heavy with very few light moments to ease the plodding tone...prepare for some monotony...

Midsummer: A Banquet
Greenwich V
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You will love this delightfully-staged version of MSND. Faithful and yet artfully abridged, this director and cast nails it!

Don't see it if If you prefer your Shakespeare re-written into modern English, or want a steak dinner.

Midtown W
Intelligent, Great singing, Edgy, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love edgy work and creative brilliance all bound together with ambitious vocals

Don't see it if you can't allow yourself to fall into a production which is taking you on an intellectual journey that probes very deep questions

All My Sons
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A flawless revival; Bening and Letts bring intensity and emotional resonance. The play moves swiftly to its epic tragic denouement

Don't see it if You don't like revivals of older works. It is a true Miller masterpiece, and this production honors that.

Intelligent, Great staging, Epic, Great acting

See it if You like to view new versions of old classics with intelligent treatment and original and inventive staging in a fabulous venue

Don't see it if You can't handle Shakespeare's original language, and don't have the stamina to listen intensely

During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Slow, Romantic, Disappointing, Dated

See it if Only interesting if you are an Adam Driver super-fan; his part is worthy, but rest of production lacks flair and still stuck in 1986.

Don't see it if you are hard of hearing! Voices of these actors do not carry. Don't expect fireworks from these two, chemistry is lacking.

Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you like comedians who convey a unique point of view; the material will not offend either side, so don't worry about that; provokes thought

Don't see it if This is long-form comedy, with a few punchlines. It has no effects, lighting or staging, Just all Colin Quinn.

Banal, Disappointing, Great writing, Overrated, Great acting

See it if An accurate rendering of the book/movie, all the lines and characters are there. Atmosphere of drowsy South maintained, Racism confronted.

Don't see it if Atticus portrayal is more explosive, with less warmth. Staging is static. Narration gets boring. Somehow too quaint to be relevant..

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if This is a true DRAMA that builds in intensity. The humor is dark and quirky. Ethan Hawke is fabulously grungy!

Don't see it if Some might find it more suited for a smaller venue...don't go if you have any hearing issue; lines were often delivered softly.

During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if If you are a Sondheim-lover, you will not be disappointed. The melodies and great songs are inventively staged. It is fast-paced.

Don't see it if It's not one of Sondheim's bests, and the ensemble style of Fiasco often makes this show come off like a revue

Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Resonant

See it if This is a glorious new musical with beautiful melodies and heartwarming family and romantic ballads.

Don't see it if You might find some of the teen antics annoying, but stick with it because all will be resolved.

Greenwich V
Clever, Epic, Great writing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if If you liked "Great Gatsby" at all as a teenager in English class, you will find this acted out version extremely clever.

Don't see it if Since it is read aloud, word-for-word, this is a marathon! Go only if you can appreciate that....