OliviaK

Brooklyn

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Reviews (18)
43
Banal, Fluffy, Slow, Overrated

See it if you enjoy slow PLAYS. This show is essentially just a slow, dialogue-heavy play with music sprinkled in.

Don't see it if you want a classic musical, you want a plot-heavy show, you want to remember the music... or even remember the show

Also The type of person this show would appeal to is, as mentioned, someone... Read more Read less

50
Banal, Confusing, Slow, Overrated

See it if you want to see great acting and singing. Even though this production falls flat, the actors are most definitely on point

Don't see it if you are expecting a chilling adaptation, you like good set design, you do not like "immersive" theater, or you get confused easily.

Also The set design is really where this production shot itself in the foot... Read more Read less

75
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Cliched, Epic, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate amazing musical talent and live music, you love the era, or you like a success story

Don't see it if you want a deep, well written love story, or a story that is new, clever, and surprising

Also Although the show definitely lacks in originality and chemistry betwee... Read more Read less

65
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great acting, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you appreciate good acting, you like plays with relatable family drama, or you like complex stories

Don't see it if you don't like slower plays with little resolution, or you don't like sad plays

55
The Tempest (Public)
Upper W Side
Great acting, Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if you like classic Shakespeare plays that do not push boundaries or modernize Shakespeare, or if you have read the play

Don't see it if you have not read the play or are unfamiliar with much of Shakespeare's work, as it is quite dense

75
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated, Great singing

See it if you love Les Mis, you enjoy the music of musicals more than anything, or you are a history fan

Don't see it if you don't like musicals told almost entirely through song, or you are picky about adaptations

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if you like religious humor, you are not religious or don't mind the occasional jab at religion, or you prefer to laugh than cry at musicals

Don't see it if you are not a fan of occasional raunchier humor, you want a classic Broadway experience, or you want to avoid tourists

90
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Romantic

See it if you are new to Broadway or musicals, like stories about friendship, or like seeing unique perspectives on well-loved shows

Don't see it if you don't appreciate stories about friendship, you don't like shows that are too much of a spectacle or you are looking for an intimate show

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you enjoy funny musicals, you are in high school/college/recently graduated, or you have a slightly raunchy sense of humor

Don't see it if you're afraid to disagree with a musical or are afraid of controversy

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you want a good quality musical, you have a lot of people in your group that might have different tastes or you love a good, wellpaced story

Don't see it if you're looking for that "Broadway" spectacle feel, or you like very outrageous, fictional stories

Also It's a great masterpiece as a show, feels extremely well put together ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a unique theater experience, you especially love the music in musicals, or you love great staging, directing, or set design

Don't see it if you like classic musicals and not much else, you are expecting a very straightforward adaptation, or you hate being confused once in a while

Also The story is confusing sometimes, but it makes up for it by being the ... Read more Read less

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want to see amazing singing and acting, you like historical plays/musicals, or you have an interest in makeup or business

Don't see it if you don't like fast-paced (sometimes too much so) stories, you have no interest in the women the story is based on, or you like modern plays

77
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you want to see Shakespeare with a twist, you found the play sexist/outdated during your original read through, or you enjoy strong women

Don't see it if you prefer classic interpretations of Shakespeare's work

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you like modern takes on classic plays, you want a genuinely funny version of Shakespeare, or you want an easy introduction to Shakespeare

Don't see it if you prefer very classic adaptations of Shakespeare, you don't like dramatic, comedic effects in plays, or you don't like multiple storylines

100
Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you want a musical that will make you laugh as hard as you cry, you like unique coming out stories, or you are aching for gay representation

Don't see it if you don't want an incredible, engaging, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching night at the theater

50
Cliched, Ambitious, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if you like uplifting stories and happy endings, you like spectacle shows, or you are a fan of unlikely friendship stories

Don't see it if you like thought-provoking shows, you want a catchy soundtrack, or you want a story that is well written, unique and engaging

80
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you appreciate good set design, you want a relevant adaptation of the novel, or you appreciate good acting

Don't see it if you are (extremely) sensitive to some graphic content, or you get bored/confused easily

75
Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you like funny plays, you like modern twists on classics, or you like relevant plays

Don't see it if you are expecting a 19th century style play, or if you are not a fan of cursing and/or new perspectives