Polly R

New York City | 25-34 | Female
About:  I grew up going to the theatre all the time, and I still love going as an adult. I'm also obsessed with alcohol, classic Hollywood, and travel, which I document on my blog The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (https://thestuffthatdreamsaremadeofblog.com/).
Reviews (87)
98
Enchanting, Great staging, Must see, Profound, Resonant
November 11th, 2021

See it if You want to see truly moving musical theater.

Don't see it if You only like musicals that end happily.

83
During previews
Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining
November 11th, 2021

See it if You love art that speaks to our present moment, but was actually written much earlier.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays that lose their steam.

95
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 11th, 2021

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking work.

Don't see it if You don't like being in uncomfortable chairs.

86
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 11th, 2021

See it if You enjoy smaller, but still impactful, plays.

Don't see it if You need more pageantry in your Broadway shows.

87
Riveting, Great staging, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing
November 11th, 2021

See it if Utterly enchanting show, especially for Harry Potter fans or those who like old school theater magic.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy fantasy or don't want to do a whole day of theater.

81
Great writing, Delightful, Clever
July 28th, 2021

See it if You enjoy older, but forward-thinking shows about relationships.

Don't see it if You don't like anything old.

88
Romantic, Great staging, Masterful, Resonant, Absorbing
October 8th, 2019

See it if You like flashback plays and you want to see a truly excellent performance by Tom Hiddleston.

Don't see it if You like sustained pauses (i.e. the "Pinter pauses").

91
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious, Quirky
August 26th, 2018

See it if You like sweet stories about high school.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy high school stories. It's definitely more for people of a certain age.

95
Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Absorbing, Clever
June 14th, 2018

See it if You love Harry Potter (obviously). Even if you don't love HP, it is still so much fun to see! Hilarious and very talented actors.

Don't see it if You don't like pop culture references or anything involving parody or irony.

49
Cliched, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining, Fluffy
June 14th, 2018

See it if You really want to see something fun and mindless, with great songs.

Don't see it if You have no patience for cliches and annoying audience members.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Relevant
June 7th, 2018

See it if You want to be wowed.

Don't see it if Everyone should see this. It is a beautiful production and highly important.

90
Absorbing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Ambitious
June 7th, 2018

See it if You love O'Neill and want to see Denzel.

Don't see it if You do not like long plays! It is definitely a commitment, but it is well worth it, especially if you're a theater buff.

84
Absorbing, Profound, Refreshing, Slow, Thought-provoking
April 22nd, 2018

See it if You want to see contemporary musical theater with beautiful music.

Don't see it if You like your musicals fast-paced and old school.

80
Ambitious, Dated, Entertaining, Exquisite, Romantic
April 22nd, 2018

See it if You want to see a beloved classic with beautiful dancing and a truly amazing performance by Joshua Henry.

Don't see it if You don't like dated theater pieces.

97
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Exquisite, Romantic
April 21st, 2018

See it if You want you see a beloved show revived in a new and interesting way.

Don't see it if You don’t like sentimentality.

95
Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite
March 21st, 2018

See it if You want to believe in the goodness of human beings and strangers doing random acts of kindness.

Don't see it if You do not like sentimentality, or it is hard for you to watch anything about September 11th.

78
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Intense, Romantic
February 2nd, 2018

See it if You want to see a classic that's more relevant to modern times.

Don't see it if You don't like Julie Taymor.

84
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Confusing, Great acting, Riveting
February 2nd, 2018

See it if You enjoy talented comedians.

Don't see it if You don't like thinking about the big ideas while watching a comedy.

76
Bandstand
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Dated, Romantic
September 9th, 2017

See it if You enjoy old-fashioned musicals. Laura Osnes and Corey Cott were both great.

Don't see it if You don't like swing or you like more original theater works. The dancing was okay, but it did not deserve the best choreography Tony.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Edgy, Great acting, Dizzying
August 5th, 2017

See it if You want to see the most unique production of HAMLET. Oscar Issac is incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like minimalist, stripped-down productions of classic works.

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Fluffy, Romantic, Dazzling
August 4th, 2017

See it if You love the movie, scrumptious set designs & gorgeous costumes. Ramin Karimloo, Mary Beth Piel, John Bolton, & Caroline O'Connor were great

Don't see it if You don't like slower, romantic musicals.

95
Anything Goes
Midtown W
Bouncy, Vivacious, Great dancing, Fluffy, Great revival
July 12th, 2017

See it if You love well-done musical revivals with great scores. Sutton Foster was incredible!!

Don't see it if You don't like intelligent musicals.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Spectacular, Show-stopping, Romantic
June 25th, 2017

See it if You want to see what most people love about Broadway musicals: romance and spectacle! The helicopter is amazing! Go see it!

Don't see it if You don't like tragic, self-sacrificing stories.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see
June 24th, 2017

See it if You want to see a smartly-written and -acted "sequel." However, it is not necessary that you know about the original "A Doll's House."

Don't see it if You don't enjoy word-y plays. A lot is said, and it's absorbing, but not a lot of action happens.

66
Terezin
Midtown W
Dizzying, Intense, Ambitious, Heavy-handed, Tragic
June 24th, 2017

See it if You want to see a unique story played-out. The production was a bit experimental, if that's something you like. The writing was scattered.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy tragedy.

72
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Absorbing, Banal, Cliched, Great staging, Entertaining
June 22nd, 2017

See it if You like historical family dramas.

Don't see it if You want to see a slightly more original play.

96
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Must see, Great staging
June 22nd, 2017

See it if You want a hilarious night out on Broadway. I haven't laughed so hard in years! The whole production was incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like funny, British shows in the vein of Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.

85
Indecent
Midtown W
Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Important
June 10th, 2017

See it if You want to learn about theatre and Yiddish history. Utterly compelling and fiercely important. It left me gutted.

Don't see it if You don't love historical plays.

72
The Lucky One
Midtown W
Absorbing, Dated, Intelligent, Entertaining, Family-focused
May 31st, 2017

See it if You love British period pieces or if you love plays about sibling rivalry.

Don't see it if You like more modern theatrical pieces.

90
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Entertaining, Indulgent, Intense, Romantic, Ambitious
May 20th, 2017

See it if You want to see one of the best performances of the 21st Century: Glenn Close as Norma Desmond. Also, Michael Xavier is gorgeous.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of insipid lyrics.

89
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Heartwarming
May 19th, 2017

See it if You want to see a well-done musical adaptation of a beloved movie. This production was wonderful, particularly Andy Karl. What a star.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy heartwarming stories.

100
Must see, Profound, Exquisite, Resonant, Important
May 7th, 2017

See it if You want to see a wholly original musical that's not based on a book, movie, music group, or famous event: just a story about normal people.

Don't see it if You don't like crying in public.

80
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Resonant, Shock
April 25th, 2017

See it if You want to see a truly absorbing play with great acting.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with awkward situations.

77
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Fluffy
April 18th, 2017

See it if You like Kevin Kline and Noel Coward's plays.

Don't see it if You don't like Kevin Kline or Noel Coward's plays.

85
Significant Other
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Profound, Resonant
April 17th, 2017

See it if You want to see a master class in acting from Gideon Glick. The play is funny and emotional, especially as it discusses growing up.

Don't see it if You don't have a beating heart.

90
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent
April 17th, 2017

See it if You want a truly unique theater experience. I have never seen anything quite like this show. All the actors were tremendous!

Don't see it if You don't like interactive theater.

75
The Flick
West Village
Too long, Banal, Great acting, Overrated, Slow
April 12th, 2017

See it if You're a fan of more character-driven pieces, rather than action filled ones.

Don't see it if You are easily bored.

90
Absorbing, For true theater lovers, Interesting, Educational, Great costumes
April 12th, 2017

See it if You love looking at costumes and other cool treasures from beloved Broadway and West End productions.

Don't see it if You don't like Broadway or the West End.

94
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see
April 11th, 2017

See it if You love the classic musicals. In general, go see it because of Bette Midler!!! How can you not!!

Don't see it if You don't want to have any fun.

82
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Dated, Great singing, Overrated, Clever, Entertaining
April 11th, 2017

See it if You want to see your better-than-average jukebox musical.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the music of the 1960's.

88
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Profound, Resonant
April 11th, 2017

See it if You love rock opera and stories about growing up.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel sad.

89
War Horse
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Epic, Ambitious
April 11th, 2017

See it if You want to have a unique theater experience.

Don't see it if You don't like sad stories.

70
For a previous production
Blue Man Group
East Village
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Epic, Entertaining
April 8th, 2017

See it if You want to see a unique performance.

Don't see it if You don't like blue people running around on stage.

80
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Entertaining, Dizzying, Edgy, Great staging
April 8th, 2017

See it if You love differing types of performances.

Don't see it if How have you NOT seen it already?!

85
The Fantasticks
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Profound
April 6th, 2017

See it if You want to feel truly transported.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals.

68
Cats
Midtown W
Ambitious, Edgy, Dizzying, Great singing, Quirky
April 5th, 2017

See it if You love classic musicals.

Don't see it if You are spooked by cats.

95
The Harvest
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Exquisite
April 5th, 2017

See it if You want to see truly great theater. Easily one of the best plays I've ever seen. It should be on Broadway.

Don't see it if You don't want to feel intense emotions while watching it.

75
The Babylon Line
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent, Quirky, Cliched
April 5th, 2017

See it if You like ensemble character-driven plays.

Don't see it if You like more quick action in your plays.

75
I'll Say She Is
East Village
Dated, Funny, Entertaining, Quirky, Hilarious
April 5th, 2017

See it if You are a fan of the Marx Bros. It was uncanny how alike he actors looked like the original brothers.

Don't see it if You don't like anything from the past.

69
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow, Dizzying
April 5th, 2017

See it if You love Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Also, the sets and costumes were exquisite.

Don't see it if You don't like slow musicals.