OnTheAisle

New York City | 65+ | Female

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Reviews (135)
70
Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy, Cliched, Banal

See it if you enjoy parody and silliness.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big production sort of show. It's light and fun and silly.

85
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy parody and keep up to date with theatre.Cast is, as always, excellent.

Don't see it if you're not well versed in theatre and get frustrated if you don't get the jokes.

80
The Seance Machine
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you want some spooky Halloween fun!

Don't see it if you’re bothered by graphic images and loud noises.

75
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Disappointing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you're curious about a musical comedy adaptation of the Scottish Play, or enjoy silly, campy, musical comedy!

Don't see it if you're expecting good direction and storytelling. The show thinks it is more clever than it is, and the direction isn't helping that.

75
During previews
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a fan of the books or FUN FAMILY theatre. Creative, engaging, fun rock/pop score. Great for kids and families.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big splashy show.

85
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Great direction, Great acting

See it if you like to be challenged at the theatre.

Don't see it if you're closed-minded and want escapism.

97
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in revitalized revivals; taking older material and making it resonate for a current audience.

Don't see it if you're expecting a classic, traditional revival.

80
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like these actors and monologues.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big, splashy production!

75
Overrated, Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you're curious about this adaptation or love the cast.

Don't see it if you're expecting much.

50
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
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
White Noise
East Village
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
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
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
Nassim
Midtown W
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
Wild Goose Dreams
East Village
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
The Hello Girls
Midtown E
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
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
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
Private Peaceful
Midtown W
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
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
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.

85
Soft Power
East Village
Quirky, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're interested in new musical theatre. This cast is excellent. The direction is excellent.

Don't see it if you're expected a fully realized, polished script. There are a lot of BIG IDEAS and not really enough time to address them all.

82
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you love dance and storytelling through movement.

Don't see it if you're expecting more than a beautiful music video on stage.

78
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you're into immersive art and theatre.

Don't see it if you're expecting a linear storytelling event.

95
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautiful production of Fiddler!

Don't see it if you're expecting a splashy staging. It is more minimal, but the acting, singing, and story SHINE.

95
Betrayal
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Great direction, Great acting

See it if you love great acting and direction.

Don't see it if you're expecting a straight forward revival of a Pinter Play. I'm not a huge fan of Pinter, but this production was excellent.

78
During previews
Great direction, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if you enjoy two-hander dramas and great directing.

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

55
Great singing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if you are curious about the adaptation or love the brand...also great DESIGN. Sets, Costumes, Lighting - all are fantastic!

Don't see it if you're expecting more than an excellent THEME PARK SHOW.

90
During previews
Intelligent, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're game for awesome musical improv! This group is fantastic! Don't be afraid of improv stereotypes; this is different! Great long form

Don't see it if you expect structured storytelling, as it is IMPROV.

55
Proof of Love
West Village
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
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
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
BLKS
Midtown W
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
Midtown W
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
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
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
The Light
Midtown W
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
Apologia
Midtown W
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
For a previous production
The Jungle
Brooklyn
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
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
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
Afterglow
Midtown W
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.