Rach

Borough of Queens | Female
About:  Getting cultured.
Reviews (69)
70
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
What

See it if you can view through the lense of nonsensical wonder and awe. also, i think i recommend this on drugs?

Don't see it if you want some kind of clear story line, it is a bunch of interesting clowning that doesn't always make any sense

Also I mean, I had fun, but this could definitely be a big hit or miss for ... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Absorbing

See it if you wanna be hoodwinked

Don't see it if you are offended by being tricked for 2.5 hrs

Also no, it's a secret

88
Hilarious, Intelligent, Clever

See it if you're cool

Don't see it if you're lame

83
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Resonant, Great acting

See it if you are interested in great actors telling the story of a forgotten pioneer

Don't see it if you're uptight. I feel like uptight people can't handle a racially charged piece of female history

Also The play is from Toni's perspective, which is all over the place and a... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Square Go
Midtown E
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you are interested in a sort of coming of age story. It is two Scottish boys panicking about a dreaded after school fight

Don't see it if you're not into audience participation, adults playing 13 year olds, or black box style shows

60
Loud, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you want to be overstimulated for two hours

Don't see it if you value your ear drums

Also it was so much, so loud, and so loud, that I could barely care about t... Read more Read less

85
All My Sons
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a well written family drama. Revivals can be tough, but this didn't feel outdated

Don't see it if you can't stand plays/families/morality/emotion

80
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to be entertained, see some great Sondheim performed

Don't see it if you are a purist for the original, although I really don't understand why anyone is.

Also This version is minimal, but in an entertaining and fun way. It feels ... Read more Read less

88
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if You have a little background on the troubles, you can be absorbed into a politically charged family drama

Don't see it if you can't pay attention to something for an extended amount of time. Psych yourself up for a long one, it's worth it

Also Seen with the original cast, I was mesmerized for all three acts, neve... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting

See it if The actors do a superb job immersing themselves and the audience in the characters and story.

Don't see it if You aren't a play person, or a family drama person, or an only two dudes on stage person

89
Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy stand-up comedy and storytelling. Mike Birbiglia is fabulous at taking you high, low, loud, quiet, funny, serious, over 90 mins

Don't see it if you can't handle 1 man show or dislike standup.

85
During previews
Usual Girls
Midtown W
Resonant, Excruciating, Relevant

See it if you are interested in a contemporary look at sexuality for females growing up in the 90s/00s. A transparent view into 1 characters timeline

Don't see it if you get uncomfortable easily. The subject matter is conveyed so well that it really does make you uneasy (not necessarily in a bad way)

Also To be honest everyone should go, and everyone should feel uncomfortabl... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if for a low stakes campy musical. It is predictable, but they know that, and they OWN it, it is part of the hilarity. Entertainment value-MAX

Don't see it if you want some high-brow theatre. This was ridiculous, entertaining, and engaging and I loved the absurdity of it all.

Also The balcony is ROUGH. (except for the T-shirt launch). FYI the views a... Read more Read less

73
During previews
Fire in Dreamland
East Village
Something

See it if you're interested in stuff off the beaten path. It's a start of something, it has some work ahead of it.

Don't see it if you're looking for comedy or something light. I kept reading that this was a 'funny play' but it was far far far from that.

Also I enjoyed the question- is it worth it to follow your "dream" (albeit ... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Skintight
Midtown W
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent

See it if You insist on contemporary shows with limited depth. If vanity and scattered comedy suit you. Eli Gelb is great.

Don't see it if You're looking for a substantial takeaway or moving story.The show felt like it was trying hit something for 2.5hr but never fully got there

Also The familial history was minimally explored and the obsession with van... Read more Read less

83
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want to see frozen translated to the stage with all the bells and whistles you'll ever need

Don't see it if you are not impressed by the magic of broadway, you will wonder why you did not just stay home and watch the movie

Also the production value is fantastic, but i was sad that it seemed most p... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Lucky Ones
East Village
Absorbing, Amazing sound

See it if you're interested in what the Bengsons have to offer. They always give 110% emotion and commitment to what they do.

Don't see it if you want a completely comprehensive traditional musical.

Also This has all the high quality content and emotion of a tumultuous most... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining

See it if You want to see barrier breaking performances by Edward Barbanell or Jamie Brewer

Don't see it if you are looking for anything more than a dramedy play

91
For a previous production
Pop Punk High
Greenwich V
Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You have a funny bone and loved pop punk as a kid

Don't see it if you need serious substance.

Also this was a very entertaining 70 minutes in your face pop punk jokes. H... Read more Read less

88
During previews
Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if you love mean girls. Is it going to win awards? no. Did it do what we needed it to do? yes. Plus, there's plenty of fun music.

Don't see it if you are looking for a verbatim show. They softened the story for the stage but hit the major points in a fun way. The only loss,, kevinG rap

80
Great acting, Great set

See it if you don't mind flirting with the tragedy of passing time. Well staged and tragic to experience the now&later of the characters

Don't see it if you want something black and white. The substance is not in the dialogue but more in what is observed in between the lines/scenes

84
During previews
Great acting, Resonant, Smart lighting

See it if you enjoy quality acting in an intimate space that fosters the growth of young playwrights

Don't see it if you want big banal classics

90
Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you enjoy the nuances of physical comedy used to portray the words of Billy Shakespeare

Don't see it if you aren't open to a fun/over the top rendition of Shakespeare

Also I didn't find Ashford's antics to be over the top, I thought it was hi... Read more Read less

74
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great staging, Slow, Personal

See it if you enjoy quality acting, slowly paced family dramas.

Don't see it if you need more provoking fast paced drama or you are looking for comedy. They try to spin it as a play much funnier than it actually is.

87
Delightful, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you love up beat fun musicals with lots of fun choreography, lyrics, and sets. Great ensemble work and Andy Karl kills!

Don't see it if need more depth in plot, this is pure entertainment on Broadway- well done!

Also The slight social commentary on gender inequalities was an interesting... Read more Read less

81
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Exciting, Fun

See it if you are interested in new movie musicals, not based on box office hit. It is a fun time with new music and great actors

Don't see it if you don't like modern takes on Shakespeare classics

Also The show was loads of fun, but it was very corny at times while seemin... Read more Read less

89
Exciting, Great set, Entertaining

See it if you want visual entertainment backed by great vocals, choreo, and performances

Don't see it if you can't stand super psychotic medleys of songs from the last 50 years that are somehow long and short at the same time

82
Intense, Edgy

See it if you're down for some dark takes on a classic

Don't see it if you're a allergic to a new hot take

86
Amazing costumes, Delightful

See it if you haven't. It's 20+ year run for a reason!

Don't see it if you have an aversion to tourists or small children in the theatre. The majority of the crowd has little knowledge of theatre etiquette

81
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you would be intrigued by a look into a mother coming to terms with the fact that her son committed a disgusting crime

Don't see it if you are Brock Turner's mom

Also I read a lot about Brock Turner's case, so it felt a little distractin... Read more Read less

75
Entertaining

See it if you want some grim slapstick

Don't see it if you want something super serious without dancing penises

88
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you've never seen a production of Kiss Me, Kate

Don't see it if you are offended by revivals.

Also They say the original story doesn't age well, and changes were made to... Read more Read less

89
Resonant, Delightful

See it if you enjoy any type of musical ever, you are bound to enjoy this

Don't see it if you hate actors playing multiple characters or majority singing/ minimal dialogue.

Also Seeing this time in history portrayed on stage from this perspective w... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Superhero
Midtown W
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want good music, really cool superhero plot, or if you want to see a work in progress

Don't see it if you want a tightly buttoned up musical

Also Act 1 was strong, but Act 2 fell flat- many many songs about anguish d... Read more Read less

79
Slow, Profound

See it if you wanna see an award winning show. it won a lot, so there's that

Don't see it if You can't handle a slow slow slow slow build to 1 emotional ensemble song within 90 minutes.

Also The tension between Israeli and Arab was much more apparent in the mov... Read more Read less

80
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Slow

See it if - Stockard Channing is a star -

Don't see it if You don't enjoy long family dramas.

Also It's a long show with very long scenes, it is easy to get lost in the ... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want a lovely summer night spent watching theatre outdoors with a modern musical twist on Shakespeare

Don't see it if you're some sort of close minded Shakespearean purist

Also The actors, ensemble, and music are great, and they look like they're ... Read more Read less

82
Entertaining

See it if You want pure entertainment. Music is catchy, the pace is great, voices and dancing are great, plenty of laughs

Don't see it if You require depth and don't enjoy fun funny silly comedy

Also This is great for a group outing or bringing younger teens- if you're ... Read more Read less

88
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you are looking for pure entertainment. It is hilariously written and the rhyming stanzas are comical

Don't see it if you're looking for huge production value or depth. This is a musical farce filled with talent and fun!

Also I wish I was in high school, because I can see this being a MUST on sm... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Exquisite

See it if you appreciate breathtaking vocals, choreography, and dance in a classic Broadway musical. yes it's dated, but shutup, all classics are.

Don't see it if dance, ballet, and classic Broadway are not your thing

Also My breath was taken away, I was so taken by this production that I rea... Read more Read less

83
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying

See it if you appreciate a zany take on the concept and place of art in history

Don't see it if I will admit- I was confused and angry for the first half of the first act, but as soon as the concept and content clicked, I was blown away

Also If you have the stamina to stick with it, there's a huge payoff. It is... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Bobbie Clearly
Midtown W
Dizzying

See it if you want something that ties your brain in a knot with no resolution. I spent most of the time trying to keep track of characters

Don't see it if you are looking for a neatly packaged story

Also the acting is fantastic, but the writing feels all over the place some... Read more Read less

72
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining

See it if you're looking for a musical that will probably please everyone in your group.

Don't see it if you're looking for that enchanting Broadway musical. The production fell a little short of big Disney pizzazz

Also Act two made up for act 1. But the show seemed tired already...maybe i... Read more Read less

68
Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you explicitly enjoy the art of storytelling. John is good at what he does, but it is tough to tolerate for 2 acts in a huge house.

Don't see it if you need variety.

Also This seems like something that does well for 90minutes or maybe in sma... Read more Read less

69
Stuffed
Midtown W
Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you want in your face jokes. It is stand up between exaggerated monologues.

Don't see it if you don't like 'stupid' funny or if you want more substance-It feels like they almost got at something interesting but it didn't make it.

69
The Last Match
Midtown W
Deep by force

See it if you enjoy sports and theatre, it pairs the two well delving into relationships, fears, the psyche of a champ.

Don't see it if you need more character interaction and range. If you're in a bad mood, it's two successful men complaining for 90 minutes.

94
Bandstand
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to be entertained with a meaningful but delightful production of great dancing, great musicianship, & a nod to our service people

Don't see it if just see it. There's so much going on you are bound to find something you enjoy.

95
Delightful, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You love classic Broadway! There aren't many full orchestral overtures and production numbers on Broadway these days, and this one delivers!

Don't see it if you don't like pizzazz.

Also Gotta Love a show where a crowd can applaud set changes and scene tran... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Napoli, Brooklyn
Midtown W
Great acting

See it if you enjoy drama exquisitely acted by young actors. There are many characters that have individual arcs culminating in an emotional end.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy female dominated dramas despite the fact that it is 2017.........

90
Lost/Not Found
WaHi/Inwood
Well acted, intense

See it if You enjoy young talent that absorbs you into the drama they are portraying.

Don't see it if You need pizzazz or extra comedic relief in your dramas.

Also The second half of the show was tumultuous and emotional, and I wish s... Read more Read less