OnTheAisle

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (118)
55
Disappointing

See it if you’re interested in one person shows & the Audible series.

Don't see it if you don’t like one person shows!

55
Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Santino Fontana do some great acting work.

Don't see it if you are actually expecting a relevant story. So disappointing and cliche. Commercialism.

80
Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy musicals with content.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a fluffy time.

85
During previews
Relevant, Fun, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy great acting work and contemporary comedy. Great acting & directing.

Don't see it if you can’t sit through a one act with a slightly longer run time. (This will probably tighten up, as I saw it in early previews)

87
Ink
Fun, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy plays with some fun staging & spectacle elements.

Don't see it if You’re expecting something more than an entertaining story.

85
Relevant, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see powerhouse performances from Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow. Great acting work.

Don't see it if your political beliefs will get in the way of you enjoying a good relationship play.

77
Quirky, Indulgent, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like a downtown vibe, rambling discussions about life and purpose. If you enjoy lowbrow comedy.

Don't see it if you do my like unconventional theatre, and are expecting a Nathan Lane vehicle.

55
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want to see the big puppet and some AMAZING dancers.

Don't see it if you're expecting a cohesive story with well developed characters, or a score that makes any sense. SPECTACLE. Wish it had been 90 mins

75
Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you like a score with some catchy pop-tunes and some good staging.

Don't see it if you're expecting fully developed characters. Messy writing; the direction really elevates the material.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy campy, self-aware, musical comedies! Great singers! This show knows what it is and accomplishes what it sets out to do; entertain

Don't see it if you don't like broad comedy and parody, or shows with tracked music.

85
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you like theatre addressing the current social climate.

Don't see it if you're expecting any answers, or if you get frustrated that the audiences seeing the piece aren't the ones that need to be seeing it.

64
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you're a fan of Stockard Channing.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything new.

90
Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy political and/or environmentally staged pieces. Very relevant and a good conversation started. Wonderful cast.

Don't see it if you can't handle being in the middle of the action. Check trigger warnings if you're sensitive

60
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dated, Quirky

See it if you want some silly laughs and dad-joke type humor.

Don't see it if you don't like actors playing multiple characters, or silly prancing about the stage.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you like rock musicals, some sci-fi elements, teen/high school stories, etc. This may be the first popular/notable YA Musical.

Don't see it if you're expecting a life changing, new experience.

65
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you want to have a fun evening! Cocktails are recommended! Charming, light, silly, fun.

Don't see it if you're expecting a great piece of art or a life-changing experience. PG-13 moments.

60
Cliched, Dated, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy gratuitous male nudity and showers on stage.

Don't see it if you're expecting an edgy piece or a real conversation.

65
During previews
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you want to see Carey Mulligan. **trigger warnings via their website**

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows. The script is predictable and the concept and prod are clunky and difficult.

30
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to support diversity in casting.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span, or are expecting a new take on old material.

60
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you're curious about an odd Shaw piece.

Don't see it if you're expecting a story about Joan of Arc.

65
Banal, Disappointing, Great acting, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like cross-over comedy...but for nerdy intellectuals. The cast is excellent.

Don't see it if you don't care for wordy plays, or goofy comedy.

49
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you get a kick out if Dan Lauria and like a beautiful unit set.

Don't see it if you’re expecting cohesive storytelling.

50
During previews
Cliched, Dated, Great singing, Indulgent

See it if you love TransSiberian Orchestra and shiny/rock songs, Pat Monahan from Train, or Chloe Lowery. (She’s AWESOME!)

Don't see it if you expect anything new or creative, or woukd like a story.

73
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you want to see some good by-the-book acting. Clean prod design.

Don't see it if you're expecting anything new. Feels like an echo chamber or complaints without any viewpoint or resolution.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love Sweeney Todd, and want a different experience with the material.

Don't see it if you are upset with changes and new takes on classics.

50
Great acting, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear the score on piano and you’ve never seen a production.

Don't see it if you’re expecting an edgy, relevant production. So disappointing. Doyle misses the mark again.

75
Intense, Excruciating, Great acting, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a daring new work from a Pulitzer prize winner.

Don't see it if you are sensitive with race issues and aren’t willing to watch a challenging story.

50
Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing

See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson as Lear. Cordelia/Fool is also excellent. See it if you’re a Shakespeare super-fan; a lot to talk about.

Don't see it if you have seen Glenda in anything else. This production is ridiculous; cast members seem like they are all in different productions.

70
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy one person shows based on real events. Good acting.

Don't see it if you dislike one person shows that can be the on the edge of a therapy session.

75
Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy storytelling. It is more quiet and thoughtful.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a large, splashy production.

95
Relevant, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you like new musical theatre, folk music, mythology.

Don't see it if you prefer glossy Golden Era musical comedies.

85
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy verbatim or political theatre. Great cast, great direction, great set design, great lighting & sound design.

Don't see it if you are expecting a traditional prod.

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Intense

See it if you like a big family drama! Great acting! Ridiculously BIG production value for a play!

Don't see it if you have issues with "accents". Trigger warnings for gun shots. Dementia. Infidelity.

60
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy an actor being put on the spot, and Hallmark sentiment.

Don't see it if you're expecting real drama, conflict, or resolution.

60
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you're a Sondheim fan and want to see ALL the PRODUCTIONS.

Don't see it if if you love this show. Fractured Atlas was overly ambitious with this adaptation and production. Very disappointing.

70
Ambitious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Brecht and experimental, quirky theatre. The cast is good. The production and staging felt like a high end college show from 1990

Don't see it if you're expected a polished piece of writing. Little play, what do you want to be? It also felt oddly dated for such a relevant story.

75
Great singing, Great music direction, For history fans

See it if you enjoy period pieces, and want to be wowed by the cast. They ALL sing and play.

Don't see it if you're bored by period pieces and don't like shows with minimal sets and costumes.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Intense, Quirky

See it if you're curious about an immersive Trainspotting.

Don't see it if you're easily triggered. (well...by all the things. Drug use, bodily fluids, audience interaction, Scottish dialects...etc)

77
Great acting

See it if you enjoy one person shows, stories of The Great War, or excellent acting.

Don't see it if (see above!)

65
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you love Janet McTeer, period pieces, Sarah Bernhardt, Hamlet, or Cyrano. Fun time.

Don't see it if you're expecting Teresa Rebeck to have found a way to end her plays. History-buff friends that I attended with had issues with inaccuracies

55
During previews
Banal, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you want to see Snooker on a broadway stage.

Don't see it if you're expecting a well put together comedy or anything like One Man, Two Guv'nors.

60
Ambitious, Quirky, Slow

See it if you enjoy a more traditional musical comedy style.

Don't see it if you aren't willing to take an unexpected journey. Not really what you expect it to be about. Odd piece w BIG ideas that don't always land.

60
Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you enjoy solid set design.

Don't see it if you’re expecting a cohesive piece and translation.

75
Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you love great acting and one-acts!

Don't see it if you're expecting more than a beautiful piece appropriate for fundraising to save elephants.

55
Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you love the play or want to see a movie star.

Don't see it if you love the play. It's a very odd production and often loses track of the story and characters.

60
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you don't want to be challenged by your theatre. This production is safe and lifeless. Norbert Leo Butz is the only life in the show.

Don't see it if you're expecting innovative theatre or a "modern" take on the show.

65
During previews
Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Banal

See it if you are a fan of Joshua Jackson and wish to support the ideas of accessibility and inclusivity in Broadway theatre. The cast is great.

Don't see it if you’re frustrated by museum pieces being produced, without a contempoary lens. Ugh. This play is so outdated. We need a new piece.

58
Cliched, Great acting, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want to see Hayley Mills being adorable. The cast is really great and doing what they can with some mediocre material.

Don't see it if you need a lot of action.

65
Cliched, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy one-man shows about gay men. Good acting. Slow start, but gets better.

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.

70
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you love Buffett and want some escapism. Lots of cute puns and "dad jokes" built into the very silly, loose Rom-Com, predictable story.

Don't see it if you're expecting life changing theatre or something more than a FUN, SILLY show.