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Brooklyn | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (99)
70
Ambitious, Slow, Quirky, Great staging, Indulgent

See it if amazing choreography; strong actors, but the script is still weak and the lyrics are amateurish; if you're a fan of the original

Don't see it if not sure why this show was such a huge hit originally; recognizable melodies from Les Miz; female lead was outstanding though

60
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you get a free ticket. Poor choices by Roundabout Theatre

Don't see it if unless you like long winded, whiny dialogue with little reward.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Funny, Great acting

See it if an amazing revival; brilliant acting; timeless classic; worth seeing the leading ladies swap roles!

Don't see it if Dense dialogue that requires you to pay close attention is too difficult for you to sit though

90
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see great acting and a follow up to a classic play. Creative and clever. Not necessary, but helpful if you know the original.

Don't see it if you do not like fast paced dialogue without intermission.

70
Not That Jewish
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy watching a one act, one woman show about the life story of a Jewish stand-up comic and TV script writer

Don't see it if you don't enjoy cabaret style shows; the show has some nice moments, but it seems like one long stand up routine with a lot of punch lines

60
War Paint
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if and only if you want to see Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Orchestration was nice. Songs were totally forgettable.

Don't see it if you hate watching tennis - because that's what this is... Patti sings a song, then Christine sings a song, repeat, repeat, duet... boring

83
Absorbing, Ambitious, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if you want to see the show that will give DEH a run for it's money at the Tony awards. Heartfelt. Beautiful staging/direction

Don't see it if you are looking for a flashy musical.

40
During previews
Cliched, Fluffy, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to see a vanity project that looks like it came straight from the Trans Siberian Orchestra. I can't believe 2nd Stage allowed this.

Don't see it if you enjoy good theater and good acting. Male = fine. Every song is getting through a disastrous event. Is this a comedy or drama? horrible

67
The Encounter
Midtown W
Ambitious, Indulgent, Slow, Overwritten

See it if you enjoy solo performances and long shows without intermission; don't mind wearing headphones as part of the theater experience

Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional theater; this does not belong on Bway. Another example that you can produce any Bway show with enough $...

90
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy up close and personal plays; unconventional love story; brilliant and raw acting; simple and clever direction

Don't see it if do not like 90 minute, one act plays; you need a lot of action on stage

80
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Great acting, Clever, Cliched

See it if you like contemporary plays about a family unit that evolves over 40 years; challenging for the actors and well done

Don't see it if you're bothered by script/character development. Daughter is well written w/poignant moments that are not fully equaled by her parents

69
During previews
Ambitious, Overrated, Edgy, Funny

See it if you're a fan of their podcasts and TV characters; you enjoy comedy about NYC

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play. This is extended stand-up comedy. This show should have stayed off Broadway.

75
During previews
Ambitious, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want to see a rarely performed Shakespeare(?) play; you can sit through the first 15 minutes (not well acted), but becomes very good!

Don't see it if obscure plays bore you; a lot of live gunfire disturbs you; you're choice of plays are not adventurous; waiting in line hours for tickets

92
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see an amazing performance about a difficult social subject matter - one that needs attention and should be heard by everyone.

Don't see it if you don't have a heart

80
During previews
Indian Summer
Midtown W
Ambitious, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if masterful actors in an ambitious play of "coming of age" and end of life loss. Well written, a couple forgivable disjointed moments

Don't see it if you don't like watching young love plays with little action

70
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy contemporary plays about illegal immigration and all it entails; you like watching long monologues- there are 5 (1 for each actor)

Don't see it if you cannot sit through 2 hours without intermission; you need drama/action/interaction between characters on stage

65
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Cliched

See it if End of the B-way run - poor understudies, put me to sleep, no urgency, no reason to like either of the leads; music was mildly interesting

Don't see it if you expect to see a true love story - this set of actors were so bland and uninteresting

75
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, But questionable direction

See it if you enjoy T. Williams; you want to see a movie star; you want to see creative sets

Don't see it if you expect this production to be true to the script's underlying meaning; direction completely ignores the homosexual theme

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see Jefferson Mays work his a$$ off (8 roles!); light entertainment - don't think too hard here; clever script and fun songs

Don't see it if you need a realistic plot; you don't like light hearted musicals

65
Clever, Cute, Nothing groundbreaking

See it if you enjoy political humor; you remember the Clinton presidency; actors did as well as they could with the material

Don't see it if you are looking for thought provoking theater

85
Funny, Great writing, Must see, Original, John cameron mitchell was amazing; taye diggs was embarrassing

See it if you enjoy new, fun and creative theater. It's about as close as you can get to a faux rock show/star! Still fresh after a 20 year rest.

Don't see it if LGBT issues bother you; you don't like rock musicals

85
King Charles III
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Original

See it if you enjoy the style of Shakespearean writing in modern language; brilliant performances; clever take on the possible future of England

Don't see it if you find history plays or the English Royalty boring.

89
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you enjoy the history of the Tudors; seeing only Part 1 would have been enough; exquisite acting and character development

Don't see it if you cannot sit through long history plays

60
Airline Highway
Midtown W
Cliched, Ambitious, Slow, Weak script (sad coming from steppenwolf)

See it if you want to see a rag tag group of addict/user transients turn into a family who make their home at a worn down, cheap motel

Don't see it if you want to see any kind of social reality with this uneven script; no character development; hints of underage sex with a minor

60
The Changeling
West Village
Confusing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Don't see it if you do not know the story (or learn it before you see the show) - confusing and lack of clear direction made it more difficult to follow.

75
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if great performances; not one of Coward's best shows, but worth seeing; don't think too hard on this one

Don't see it if British humor is not your cup of tea

67
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow

See it if great acting, but that's about it... interesting part of history, but this show did not create an emotional response for me

Don't see it if VERY repetitive, very repetitive

85
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if brilliant staging, great acting; amazing insights to historical events that you somehow wish would have a different and happier ending

Don't see it if you don't like shows that make you think

85
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to watch excellent acting and direction. A bit of a throw back, but worth seeing.

Don't see it if Full frontal nudity or intermission-less plays bother you.

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see, Funny

See it if Go see Bette! The stage is her home and she owns it! 2 1/2 hours of pure delight!

Don't see it if you have to pay $400 for a ticket. Otherwise, see it!

80
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you want to see Glenn Close give an outstanding acting performance - not much of a singer. Great staging especially with orchestra on stage

Don't see it if you are not an major ALW fan or you are paying full price. Glenn Close was the only reason to see this show.

75
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy great acting.

Don't see it if you expect to see Tracy Letts' best writing. How would one get a thousand pound block of stone into an apartment?

79
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like Irvin Berlin music, tap dancing and light hearted shows. No thinking required, but a very sweet love story. Sit back and enjoy!

Don't see it if you need something thought provoking

80
Paris!
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you enjoyed other productions from CoXIV; suggestive adult entertainment; great dancing/burlesque performances by everyone!

Don't see it if you are sitting on the sides of the stage (bad sight lines), balcony seating is fine in the new space!

50
Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Unfortunate

See it if you get a free ticket; you have never seen it and need a (bad) reference.

Don't see it if pay more than $5. Zero urgency in the characters who are about to lose their entire upper class lifestyle. Snooze fest. Horrible direction

72
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Cliched, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you like TV reality stars; you are easily entertained by thin story lines with broad, generalized NYC characters; good direction, weak show

Don't see it if you like thoughtfully written, character driven shows

99
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting, Must see

See it if you want to see the next ground breaking piece of theater; new cast is outstanding; brilliant composing!

Don't see it if you do not like musicals; otherwise, just see it!

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if you want to see a Tony deserving performance! Standing ovation in the middle of the show; beautiful performance!

Don't see it if you do not enjoy musical theater. But, really, you should!

85
Skeleton Crew
Chelsea
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you enjoy a well written play about contemporary social issues - blue collar workers of Detroit and how the struggle to survive

Don't see it if you're a racist and don't appreciate good writing

70
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Dated

See it if you missed it on B-way because it's a fun show; you enjoy adult humor with Sesame Street style puppets; you need something for date night

Don't see it if you saw it on B-way because it's currently lacking energy and enthusiasm; you're offended by sex, foul language and adult themes

70
Honeymoon in Vegas
Midtown W
Enchanting, Delightful, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if cute; don't think too much; Tony Danza was charming, but not really what is needed for this character; enjoyed the music and orchestration

Don't see it if you want a duplicate of the movie; you can't suspend belief for a musical

75
Disgraced
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a new and timely play about contemporary issues (religion, racism, profiling, faithful relationships)

Don't see it if you are a racist or anti Semitic (religious themes); you need a fully fleshed script; questionable casting for the b-way production...

55
Mamma Mia!
Midtown W
Cliched, Fluffy, See it if you're a tourist

See it if you like ABBA songs; you don't need anything more than being entertained with a weak story and script; you enjoy fun curtain calls

Don't see it if you regularly see theater in NYC and have high expectations

83
Skylight
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to see masterful acting and writing in a multi award winning show

Don't see it if you need a lot of action on stage. This is a play about telling a story of lost love.

83
Noises Off
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you have never seen this show before; it's a well executed production (all about the timing); Megan Hilty is hilarious!

Don't see it if you've seen it before (nothing new here); you don't like slap stick-ish comedy; thin plot, all about the sight gags and an amateur theater

75
The Gin Game
Midtown W
Great acting, Funny, Dated, Delightful

See it if you want to see two classic stage actors in their later years kill it on stage together!

Don't see it if foul language bothers you; you're a racist; the thought of living in an old age home in the deep south is depressing to you.

79
For a previous production
Significant Other
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a fast paced, cute show about a single, gay man growing up with his friends who are all getting married and leave him behind

Don't see it if LGBT issues bother you; you go to the theater alone; you're still upset about a recent break-up!

90
On The Town
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if you enjoy large, classic Broadway productions! Dancing is superb! Huge orchestra! Not a weak link in the cast. A beautiful revival!

Don't see it if the post golden age of Broadway does not interest you.

60
A Wilder Christmas
Midtown W
Cliched, Dated, Indulgent, Quirky, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Wilder and his style of writing - these are not among his best pieces and there's a reason these are rarely performed

Don't see it if you expect beautiful story telling and uplifting holiday stories; you don't like audience participation (I hate that in the theater)

70
Dada Woof Papa Hot
Upper W Side
Clever, Cliched, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if you want to see married couple problems in the gay world; great acting; a hot naked man on stage

Don't see it if you cannot forgive a script that still needs some work (but the actors do a terrific job with the sometimes uneven material)