Natasha S

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  Can name that Shakespeare play in one.
Reviews (57)
60
Disappointing, Cliched, Confusing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You don't mind edgy productions and you like the actors involved.

Don't see it if You love the book. This is one of those modern takes on it that tries to improve what's already perfect. It's also pretty lurid.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to be completely overwhelmed by a stunningly funny Michael Urie, and you like farce.

Don't see it if You want something serious or easier to follow along with.

92
Enchanting, Funny, Great staging, Must see, Clever

See it if You want something spirited and upbeat and genuinely fun.

Don't see it if You want something a little deeper.

63
Banal, Fluffy, Raunchy, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You loved the movie or you like Sara Bareilles's songwriting. The 11 o clock number is truly spectacular.

Don't see it if You find corny depictions of the South boring and a little offensive. It's a little precious and tidy, too.

57
Cliched, Fluffy, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You loved the movie or you love Phillipa Soo and wanted to see her in a bigger role.

Don't see it if You don't have a sweet tooth. It's very very precious and overwrought. The music is just okay.

90
Funny, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You like weird, original productions with two of the best comics working right now.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional show.

72
Great singing, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You love Ben Platt and you liked Next to Normal.

Don't see it if You want a consistent book or you mind the occasional dip into the saccharine.

52
Dated, Slow, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You love Diane Lane and want to see her up close.

Don't see it if You value Chekhov's original intent and you dislike needlessly modernized art.

57
During previews
Dated, Boring, Cliched, Great staging, Slow

See it if You liked the film and you want to see Corbin Bleu dance up a storm.

Don't see it if You don't like oldfashioned musicals or slow paced shows.

74
Ambitious, Intelligent, Clever, Fluffy, Original

See it if You enjoy Lin's *other* work (you know the one).

Don't see it if You want more show stopping numbers or a more traditional Broadway narrative.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like unconventional approaches to theater and you enjoy a little challenge in figuring things out while you watch.

Don't see it if You want more traditional storytelling.

70
Great acting, Absorbing, Resonant, Indulgent

See it if You want to see a tour-de-force, cathartic performance from Carmen Cusack, and hear some very cool bluegrass orchestration.

Don't see it if You want music that will stay with you after the show. The younger romance feels flat and some of the timeline jumping feels haphazard.

70
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Intense, Original

See it if You like being the center of the action yourself. You're willing to commit and go along for the ride. You love interactive theater.

Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with talking to strangers. (That's the whole night.) Also, don't think you'll be able to figure the mystery out.

81
Absorbing, Great acting, Dated, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like watching actors chew the scenery for many hours. Not really a bad thing, but everyone is at a level 10, other than the nice suitor.

Don't see it if You're not in the mood for something intense and depressing, or you want something more natural and less dated.

74
During previews
Hilarious, Great staging, Edgy, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You loved the film and/or you love Ben Walker, who is a total star in this. You love 80s references and black comedy/satire.

Don't see it if You get queasy easily or you don't like graphic sex and violence on Broadway. Or you're not ready for a slightly more emotional Bateman.

88
During previews
Enchanting, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to be completely charmed by wonderful chemistry between the two leads. And Jane Krakowski's splits!

Don't see it if You don't like romantic comedies/feel good light fare, or if you're looking for A Message.

55
Enchanting, Edgy, Indulgent, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You like being immersed in an atmosphere rather than a plot. There's a flimsy narrative but it's unimportant. You like lush set pieces.

Don't see it if You roll your eyes easily. Lots of boring new agey sexuality conversation, plus the same seduction scene again and again.

82
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

See it if You want a feel-good show with some very catchy music. Expect to have some feelings.

Don't see it if You want something deeper or darker, or you've seen Billy Elliott and The Full Monty and have had your share of the Brit working class.

78
Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Original

See it if You want to see a truly classic show that will have a long influence on Broadway.

Don't see it if You can't stand a little cheesiness.

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You're obsessed with the royal family AND Shakespeare.

Don't see it if You don't like following verse and English accents.

63
Great acting, Original, Slow, Dated, Confusing

See it if You want something to be talking about for a while.

Don't see it if You have a light stomach or you get fidgety easily.

67
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy, Enchanting

See it if If you love Disney and you want to see this classic brought to the stage very skillfully.

Don't see it if You don't like schmaltz.

82
Enchanting, Original, Entertaining

See it if You loved the book and you want more.

Don't see it if You don't like a little preciousness/child actors.

67
Fluffy, Great acting, Hilarious, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You just want something fun to go see on Broadway with awesome actors in it.

Don't see it if You want something deeper.

38
Insipid, Disappointing, Quirky, Banal, Confusing

See it if You really like cute kid actors with great voices.

Don't see it if Preciousness annoys you.

73
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You want to watch Oscar Isaac act up a storm for 3 hours.

Don't see it if You want a traditional production, or a cohesive one, for that matter.

78
Absorbing, Edgy, Indulgent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like personal memoir shows with a little magic thrown in every once in a while.

Don't see it if You're expecting nonstop magic tricks.

72
Ambitious, Dated, Great acting, Great staging, Intense

See it if You like seeing something you've never seen before and can get on board with extreme expressionism.

Don't see it if You're put off by experimental theater or you want a logical narrative.

89
Enchanting, Great singing, Must see, Profound, Great acting

See it if You love the show and want to see a fresh, moving take on it from two wonderful stars.

Don't see it if You don't like heady theater, or you've never liked that second act. It still drags.

92
Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if You want to see one of the best musicals staged in an intimate, exciting setting.

Don't see it if You get nervous or edgy easily--the space is tight.

84
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy creative staging and a totally new experience at the theater.

Don't see it if You don't like opera or sung-through shows.

79
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You love Hamilton and you want to see something gently making fun of it. You have a strong grasp of theater trivia.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy goofy offbeat parody. It definitely is over the top at times and not every joke lands.

90
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Resonant

See it if You love the movie and want more music and more plot. (FYI: I saw the touring company)

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a lot of campiness.

84
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Original

See it if You like unconventional theater and don't mind a little experimental staging or audience participation.

Don't see it if You want a more structured, traditional narrative; you don't want to possibly be pulled on stage.

97
Dizzying, Masterful, Must see, Original, Profound

See it if You love brilliant, bold takes on classic stories. You enjoy lyrical folk music and beautiful acting/singing to accompany it.

Don't see it if You want a musical with a lot of dialogue or fast-moving plot. It's very mythic/epic.

72
Great staging, Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if You have a kid, or a niece/nephew in town you'd like to entertain.

Don't see it if You want something more realistic, or more modern.

60
Great acting, Profound, Dated, Intense, Poor staging

See it if You want to watch Gillian Anderson tear the house down in a stunning performance.

Don't see it if You think Stanley should be sexy, not whiny and peevish. If you dislike bad Southern accents, this is not the play for you.

60
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You just want a fun night at the theater to enjoy in a community setting. Dinner theater without the dinner.

Don't see it if You want anything even remotely serious.

84
Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Intelligent

See it if You want a Gothic treatment with both starkness and surrealism mixed in. It's genuinely creepy and the acting is superb.

Don't see it if You find the play cardboard-y; there's no attempt to make the forward action more believable, just a full embrace of the allegory.

70
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Original, Quirky

See it if You like Timothy Olyphant a whole lot and you're charmed by soft Southern accents. You want to see a combo of Justified and the Grinder.

Don't see it if You get easily bored or distracted -- it's long. Don't see it if the antics of a sad rich person are going to annoy you.

90
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great acting, Profound, Riveting

See it if You want to see an average book brought to life by an incredible cast, especially Cynthia Erivo. You want to weep and cheer in act 2.

Don't see it if You're put off by the misery glamour of Act 1.

67
Confusing, Intense, Funny, Great writing, Dated

See it if You want a tougher night at the theater than Matilda. You want to see Chekhov performed to its intentions.

Don't see it if You don't want to listen to Russian with English subtitles for three hours.

70
Fluffy, Hilarious, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie and you want something family friendly. You want a totally feel-good musical.

Don't see it if You want something more substantial or serious.

82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like new takes on classic plays with fantastic acting from the star.

Don't see it if You don't like experimental takes.

48
Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You love Lea Salonga, because she's wonderful as always.

Don't see it if You're looking for a coherent story or original music.

40
Banal, Cliched, Insipid

See it if You like Matthew Morrison, who's great in it other than having to sing in a cartoonish Scottish accent.

Don't see it if You don't like fluffy, overwrought family dramas with boring music.

52
Intense, Epic, Dated, Slow, Overrated

See it if You love epic stories and huge operatic musical numbers and you want to see a classic.

Don't see it if You don't like sung through musicals, you want to get home at a reasonable time, or you are bored by the flat characters.

75
Clever, Quirky, Original, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like quirky farce.

Don't see it if You find really high soprano songs grating.

74
Ambitious, Great writing, Intelligent, Great acting, Slow

See it if You like watching slower paced shows that are more thought provoking.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for three hours of dialogue.

83
Ambitious, Edgy, Original, Intelligent

See it if You have a strong stomach and you want to see something brutal and unique on the stage.

Don't see it if You prefer a quieter, less intense show.