NiteFlight

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I am the arbiter and I know best.
Reviews (32)
89
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Absorbing, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Funny

See it if You enjoy original musicals with original songs and not juke-box banality.

Don't see it if Dark musical comedies aren't your thing.

Also I was expecting mediocrity. I was pleasantly surprised by everything.

90
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great musical with a great cast.

Don't see it if you don't like jazz music.

79
Ambitious, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you're curious to see a staging of a Sondheim flop. If you like musicals that are short and sweet.

Don't see it if You want a linear story.

69
Superhero
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if you like original musicals and great performers like Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham.

Don't see it if you want a fast-paced show with memorable music.

95
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you'd like to enjoy an exuberant production of a classic musical with songs that you'll be humming all the way home.

Don't see it if you enjoy edgier, more modern shows.

Also The cast is wonderful in their roles, and Laura Benanti is excellent a... Read more Read less

75
Ambitious, Hot mess, Confusing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy works about late-70s NYC. If you're a fan of Hedwig. If you know of Steve Rubel, Andy Warhol, and, I think, Sue Mengers.

Don't see it if You want a focused, easy to follow story. If you prefer family-friendly fare. If you don't find the late-70s NYC music scene interesting.

Also This show is all over the place story-wise, but the music is, for the ... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Funny

See it if You enjoy ensemble pieces. If you want to see an all-star cast. If you have knowledge of gay civil rights history. If you enjoyed the film.

Don't see it if You're easily offended. If you're expecting a musical. If lgbt themes aren't your thing.

50
Silly, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you like things that try to be campy on purpose. If you like pop music from the 70s. If you're familiar with work of Irwin Allen.

Don't see it if you prefer your camp purely accidental. If you like original songs. If you want to give a damn about anything that's happening on stage.

Also The Nun was great. So were the Twins.

50
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid, Overrated, Forgettable

See it if You want to feel like you're in Vegas.

Don't see it if You liked the book for its darker themes and moments. Don't see it if you like memorable music.

90
Funny, Raunchy, Hilarious, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You have a sense of humor.

Don't see it if You have small children with you.

96
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to see the Great American Musical. If you like dark comedy. If you liked the movie but know you're in for something different.

Don't see it if You like big scenery changes and elaborate costumes.

94
Enchanting, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You like the movie. If you haven't seen the movie and just want to see a great show. You like spectacle.

Don't see it if Disney isn't your thing.

87
American Psycho
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like dark musicals, if you're familiar with the book and/or movie. If you like a hard body.

Don't see it if You don't like loud jolting noises and have an aversion to sex and violence. If you like a more traditional musical like Gigi.

Also Still waiting for an original broadway cast recording!

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of either lead.

Don't see it if you like musicals where the leads interact.

78
Raunchy, Intense, Homoerotic, Edgy, Dark

See it if You're familiar with the story and are interested in seeing a new take on an iconic story. If you like watching hot shirtless guys cavort.

Don't see it if If you don't know the story.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Confusing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You enjoy immersive experiences. If you're already a fan of Sweeney Todd. If you're in NYseeeeeeeee and looking for something unique to do.

Don't see it if You aren't used to shows in which a small group of actors play multiple roles. It may get confusing, especially when people start to die.

75
Indulgent, Banal, Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Top 40 pop songs. If you're a fan of Aaron Tveit, who was excellent.

Don't see it if you want original music or a faithful adaptation of the film.

Also I was disappointed that 'One Day I'll Fly Away', the best song from th... Read more Read less

70
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Great singing, Dated, Confusing

See it if You're curious about seeing a musical with a message.

Don't see it if You want to remember any of the songs.

89
Sea Wall/A Life
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of the actors and/or writers. If you enjoy monologues.

Don't see it if You want more than two long monologues.

80
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Slow, Absorbing

See it if you like a more modern musical. If you don't mind there not being much story. If you like good singing and good acting.

Don't see it if You want big musical numbers and a fast-moving story.

85
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like small shows with big stories and a big heart.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theatre, if you want something with a large cast, big musical numbers, etc.

95
Carmen Jones
East Village
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you love to hear great voices sing. If you're familiar with the original opera, show, or movie musical. If you like revivals of classics.

Don't see it if you don't like theatre in the round or small venues. If you don't like musicals that don't have original scores.

Also They don't give out any programs, which pissed off the collector in me... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Intelligent, Exquisite

See it if you're a fan of the star or the composer.

Don't see it if you like fast-paced shows.

79
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic, Breezy

See it if you like "feel good" musicals.

Don't see it if you don't.

59
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Excruciating, Romantic, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you like chick flicks and Disney cartoons. A literal Disney prince, Derek Klena, is perfect for this family-friendly material.

Don't see it if you're expecting a beat-for-beat staging of the film. If you're expecting memorable music.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy contemporary musicals with an important message.

Don't see it if You want something light, fun and/or timeless.

Also imagine how dated this will be in 25 years.

85
Dated, Epic, Intense, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You're just getting into Broadway and want to see the current longest-running show. See it if you want to be transported back into the 80s!

Don't see it if You hate Andrew Lloyd-Weber. If you prefer your musicals without murder.

79
The Visit
Midtown W
Clever, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Great acting, Star-driven

See it if you like Chita Rivera and/or Kander & Ebb. If you were curious to see what's been developing since the late 90s. not a whole lot, turns out.

Don't see it if you expect another Chicago or Cabaret. Or even a Spider Woman or a Rink.

45
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Cheap

See it if you're a die-hard Glenn Close fan or Lloyd-Weber fan or you enjoyed the movie.

Don't see it if you expect any kind of grandeur on stage or any talent besides Close. This was a bait-and-switch con job.

95
Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Masterful, Hilarious

See it if You like big colorful musicals with colorful characters.

Don't see it if See it. Let Broadway cast its spell.

85
Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Great singing, Raunchy

See it if You like off-beat musicals, especially those of a darker vein. If you like South Park. If you remember the actual Jerry Springer Show.

Don't see it if You don't like cursing or raunchy humor. If you're easily triggered. If you take your faith in Christ seriously.

70
Intelligent, Relevant, Cliched, Schmaltzy, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy earnest stories. With corny Jewish humor. Yiddish. Great lead performance. A SHANDA! stuck in your head.

Don't see it if You want a musical about HM. If you researched the show beforehand you won't expect "MILK: The Musical" anyway. Actor who plays him is good.