Noel C

Reading | 25-34 | Female
About:  Counting down the days until the next Hedwig revival. Justice for American Psycho & Groundhog's Day. ... Read more Read less
Reviews (92)
75
Fluffy, Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like a lot of "insider" Broadway jokes, are LGBTQIA or an ally, love great dance numbers, are a teenager, or just want to see a fun show

Don't see it if You are homophobic, don't like longer musicals, can't laugh at yourself, or don't have a heart.

100
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Dizzying, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the world as it could be - with outstanding acting, singing, directing, score, lighting, costuming. This one has it all.

Don't see it if You can't overlook political tones.

100
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You want to hear more about Gloria's advocacy and work. OR if you want to hear about the amazing women who surrounded her.

Don't see it if You aren't a feminist (we should all be feminists) or you aren't at least willing to listen.

70
Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Kelli O'Hara or a fan of the show itself. OR if you love tap dancing.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to overlook some of the obvious problematic parts of the show.

75
Funny, Indulgent, Raunchy

See it if You are a fan of Sex and the City and you aren’t afraid of a little audience participation. Grab yourself a cosmo before entering!

Don't see it if You don’t want the show you love prodded a bit - or if you haven’t seen the show at all.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to see a play that is going to touch your heart and make you think about your own family relationships

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of swearing or “long” plays - even though it did not feel long at all.

70
Ambitious, Great acting, Slow

See it if you want to see McTeer at her best in a show that has something distinct it wants to say.

Don't see it if You are looking for something that is extremely action packed.

79
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale at their best; you are interested in thoughtful, meaningful discussions of race.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in going in with an open heart and mind.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if You love the actresses - they are doing great work here.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or you don't like cursing.

80
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy

See it if You love Idina Menzel and/or you loved Significant Other. This is very much in the same vein as those shows.

Don't see it if You are easily offended or you want to see Idina sing.

70
Great singing, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Caissie Levy absolutely belt her face off and make everyone else seem like amateur hour.

Don't see it if You are expecting that "Disney Magic". This production seemed very, very, very cheap to me.

74
Absorbing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to see a somewhat more feminist take on a tale that we all know so well. LA is fantastic, as are HHP and NLB.

Don't see it if You are a little disappointed Laura Benanti didn't get the role.

79
Clever, Funny, Relevant

See it if You loved Mean Girls - a lot of what we all loved is still there. It also features some really great performances by young actors.

Don't see it if You are a composition or musical lyrics nerd - the lyrics are easily the weakest part of the show.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a feminist piece that requires you to think, make connections, and laugh your butt off.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to sit through a 2-hour play with long text and intense performances. This is a quiet piece, be prepared to listen.

85
Ambitious, Funny, Dizzying, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you know the basic concept of Shakepearean shows, you are willing to spend a bit on some liquor.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Shakespeare and you aren't willing to be silly.

75
Confusing, Funny, Entertaining, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if You love Steve Martin's humor - even though other people are performing it, it is obviously there. Or you just like Amy Schumer/Laura Benant

Don't see it if You want a story that is really easy to follow or something that will touch you too deeply.

100
Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic

See it if You love the original and want to see the best Mrs. Lovette there has been.

Don't see it if You don't buy seats on the ground floor.

81
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if You are interested in great performances that evoke new feelings about the world we live in.

Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or you have long legs (that theatre is cramped!)

75
Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing

See it if You want to see something tinged with political depth but not quite taking on today's political climate.

Don't see it if You don't know much about money or how money exchanges hands.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Exquisite

See it if you want to be absolutely wowed by a story that you already know, but it is told in a different way. You want to see masterclass performance

Don't see it if You aren't ready to feel alive or aren't open to gender-blind casting.

79
Ambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if You love Sondheim, you can think for yourself, and you have never seen the show before.

Don't see it if You are attached to the older ideas about what the show should be.

55
During previews
Dated, Great acting, Insipid

See it if You love Janeane Garofalo, you are interested in family dynamics, or you just like plays.

Don't see it if You want something that really pushes the edge of the theater realm.

90
For a previous production
Dizzying, Funny, Great staging

See it if you enjoy the humor of the Three Stooges or Whose Line is it Anyway?

Don't see it if You want some deep story or aren't willing to play along sometimes.

91
Absorbing, Dizzying, Resonant

See it if You are interested in the history of theater, you are LGBT, you are Jewish, you worry about the direction of the country.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in thinking a little bit; you don't adore Paula Vogel.

70
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You're from a military family, enjoy swing dancing, and like big band music.

Don't see it if You like diversity on stage - this is a rather white show.

85
Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever

See it if You want to know more about the document that governs us, for better and for worse.

Don't see it if You don't like political discourse or 4th wall breaking in a show.

87
During previews
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Dated, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a rounded image of Hillary Clinton - one that admits her flaws and also admits her strengths. In another universe.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of the Clintons or of the truth. OR if you aren't ready to laugh about the current political world.

75
Indulgent, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You know Cher's life and you appreciate her music or you want to see SJB in yet another fantastic turn.

Don't see it if You are too interested in a well rounded story - this highlights Cher, but doesn't show as many flaws.

0
Disappointing, Banal, Excruciating, Hilarious

See it if You have nothing else to see? You want a lesson in how not to write a book? Or if you want to see actors trying to make this work.

Don't see it if You have any other options. Seriously. It’s bad.

96
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting

See it if You want to see what is likely the best new play in years. You love stories, characters, and some of the best acting in a long time.

Don't see it if Sitting for 3+ hours bothers you or if you can’t understand Irish accents.

81
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing

See it if You loved the movie and want to see something that is fluffy and fun - this won't change your life, but it doesn't have to.

Don't see it if You want to see Andy Karl used well - he doesn't get a lot here.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see a frank discussion of what facts are and why they matter in a way that is political but isn't defined by one party.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in conversational shows that don't tiptoe around subjects.

90
Ambitious, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You love a strong female lead (or leads), the falling of the patriarchy, beautiful love stories, humor, and creativity

Don't see it if you aren't willing to open your mind to the disconnect between the text and the music.

65
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dizzying, Indulgent

See it if You like pop music and you want to hear Karen Olivo sing her FACE off. It is also great for those who love choreo and staging.

Don't see it if You loved the movie or you want to see chemistry between the two leads. Or if you appreciate Danny Burstein, who is underused AF.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You want to have a really good time with some amazing people - Jimmy Buffet fans are quite nice.

Don't see it if You want something that will win a Pulitzer.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You were a lover of Harry Potter and want to see the next part. Even if you didn't like the book/script, you will feel differently now.

Don't see it if You aren't an HP fan who is willing to at least read the Playbill before the show starts.

52
Great acting, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see some great acting and singing from amazing performers - but you won't be disappointed in awful choreography and directing.

Don't see it if You want a full thought out revival that captures the magic that is the show. Rodgers and Hammerstein should sue.

56
Funny, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see Michael Cera and/or Chris Evans.

Don't see it if You are interested in a plot driven show that will leave you wanting more - i was ready to bolt.

100
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Resonant

See it if you want to see the best acting on Broadway in a long time from Andrew Garfield - and really, everyone else on the cast.

Don't see it if you don't want to have your mind, body, and soul uplifted.

92
Clever, Delightful, Fluffy, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if you accept that there are silly elements to this show - but there is so much more. Stagecraft, amazing choreo, and great acting.

Don't see it if You won't open your mind to something you've already pre-judged.

80
Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you are willing to think about how theater in New York became what it is today.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy

See it if You are a fan of Friends but can admit that there are quite a few flaws here and there.

Don't see it if You haven't seen Friends and aren't willing to see an Off-Broadway show with an Off-Broadway budget.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny

See it if You love Uma Therman and have a taste for the political nature of today's world.

Don't see it if You're a republican and cannot laugh at the expense of the current administration.

71
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see "the show of the season" or another fantastic performance from Katrina Lenk.

Don't see it if You aren't prepared to think or you buy too much into the hype - just wasn't my cup of tea.

70
Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you have kids or just want to get into the Christmas spirit. There is really a lot here for Children.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in childlike Christmas wonder.

78
During previews
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy

See it if you are terrified with the world today, you want to see top notch acting, and you like the novel

Don't see it if You cannot stand violence, torture, and blood.

66
Cliched, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if You love Carol King (and who doesn't?) or you want to see how the music industry works.

Don't see it if you can't stand tourists everywhere singing and talking.

94
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if you are a feminist, you want to see AMAZING acting, you want to support plays and race-blind casting.

Don't see it if You aren't okay with a few curse words or you aren't ready to think about yourself.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a masterclass in acting from two women who are doing EVERYTHING.

Don't see it if The idea of three acts bothers you or a long, period play seems boring. There isn't anything too fancy here.

83
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great staging

See it if you loved the cartoon version of the story, you want to be wowed by a beautiful production, you don't care about star vehicles.

Don't see it if You want the "true" story - this is fluff.