Rachel R 7027

New York City | 18-24 | Female

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Reviews (40)
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want a play about school shootings in america without being about school shootings in america. great young acting. great set + lights.

Don't see it if what exactly WAS the play trying to say? the final monologue from the most minor character had me a little confused at what the end goal was

77
Dizzying, Edgy, Great acting, Excruciating, Masterful

See it if you like theatre that isn't about logic, but viscerally and kinaesthetic response. you won't understand it but you'll feel it.

Don't see it if you like standard narrative structure and don't like experimental work brinking on near-performance art.

64
Slow, Overrated, Boring, Full of hear, Well performed

See it if you're a fan of John Lithgow. That's really the main and only draw. The show was well performed but the composition could've been better.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows and/or prefer more spectacle. This is a simple set with a simple premise: to tell stories.

Also Frankly my favourite parts of the show were the framing devices used t... Read more Read less

86
Absorbing, Enchanting, Epic, Great singing, Intense

See it if you want to see a classic (albeit implicitly problematic) show with massive production value staged, acted, and sung magnificently.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an outdated idea of war, womanhood, Vietnam, colonialism, the list goes on...

80
Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see theatre where each part is truly fully realized. the acting, writing, staging and design are all in excellent conversation.

Don't see it if you want a visceral response. i felt like i was observing something rather than experiencing it myself. it was like a beautiful vignette.

95
During previews
Great writing, Masterful, Refreshing

See it if you want to see a slice of life drama about young women who are written with all the depth of reality and will break your heart.

Don't see it if you want two-act structure, don't like montages of moments.

75
Absorbing, Excruciating, Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a realistic and recent portrayal of what living and fighting through war is like.

Don't see it if you're not into theatre in another language about hot-button political topics.

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Romantic

See it if you love a good rom-com and want to see one on the stage.

Don't see it if if you want something that shatters theatrical tradition or is more experimental in nature.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want to laugh, cry, feel enlightened, inspired and maybe even a little uncomfortable along the way.

Don't see it if don't enjoy the experimental.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Great staging, Resonant, Riveting, Must see

See it if you want to see a meta-piece that doesn't use typical tropes and tells an emotionally charged story in a deeply unprecious way.

Don't see it if you want more of a straight play (no pun intended) with no music whatsoever.

78
During previews
Epic, Dizzying, Great staging, Masterful, Ambitious

See it if you want to be surrounded by the theatre and feel almost uncomfortable by the sterility of the spectacle - and a spectacle it is.

Don't see it if you don't want to have to deeply focus to understand what's going on or don't enjoy nontraditional theatre spaces.

76
Great acting, Excruciating, Slow, Profound, Masterful

See it if you want to see star power illuminate a great classic, supported by immaculate set design.

Don't see it if you want something lighter and funnier, though DeVito provides a good few laughs.

Also This was what a revival should be, immaculate acting from stars highli... Read more Read less

83
887
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want to see an absolutely fascinating play about childhood that is deeply entrenched in memory and French-Canadian history.

Don't see it if if you don't like one-man shows or shows that break the traditional theatre told.

Also An absolutely absorbing piece opening up enormous questions about the ... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Entertaining, Great staging, Excruciating, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you love the "friends at a bar" trope, which I very much do and want to see it on stage, albeit with deeper struggles and implications.

Don't see it if you find race and class divides to be triggering subjects, but really that is no excuse.

Also It felt long at times, but an absolutely divine set and blend of comed... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Enchanting, Absorbing, Epic, Must see, Riveting

See it if you want to see an intelligent, well-written, staged, acted, designed, and just about anything else, piece of theatre. it was enchanting.

Don't see it if you hate happiness? honestly it was phenomenal and even musical naysayers may just be converted by this incredible new musical.

54
During previews
Disappointing, Confusing, Slow, Unnecessary, Not thought through

See it if you're a classic-canon buff and are eager to see a Williams' standard get remounted (unnecessarily and for the second time in five years).

Don't see it if you want to see something thoughtfully put together that is not merely an excuse to put Sally Field on a Broadway stage.

87
Yen
Absorbing, Great acting, Excruciating, Intense, Riveting

See it if you're into uber-naturalistic plays about deep family dysfunction, absentee addict mother included, complete with cobwebs and peeling paint.

Don't see it if you want something a little lighter.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Dizzying, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you want to see a new, complex show that is sung 100% percent of the time.

Don't see it if you aren't keen on style-over-substance.

66
During previews
Confusing, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Misguided, Unsure

See it if you want to be left thinking once you leave the theatre.

Don't see it if you don't like misplaced lazer light shows

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you loved the movie and are eager for some new tunes from everyone's favourite fake substitute.

Don't see it if you don't like shows with a focus on the children.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if if you want to see creme de la creme. at the outset i was concerned i'd be bored by the simple set/staging but this trio did not disappoint.

Don't see it if you want more flashy theatre?? this was pretty engaging though.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see detailed, impressive theatre. There's no two-ways about it it is just SO good in every aspect wow.

Don't see it if you don't like naturalistic, slow-build theatre where you have to listen to learn what's going on.

35
Disappointing, Offensive, Missed the mark, Forgettable, Dull

See it if you want men explaining abortion to you and you not even being that offended cause it's so boring of a show. i dozed off.

Don't see it if you want effective satire that both makes you laugh and think about the issues.

74
Enchanting, Fluffy, Epic, Iconic, Outdated

See it if you want a classic, iconic Broadway musical. The show matters more than the performances.

Don't see it if you want more nuanced performances; the show felt a little stale at time. First act was stronger.

67
Great acting, Long, Indulgent, Relevant, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Milioti, as she is in fine form here. Also, a well-humanized sci-fi/dystopia play.

Don't see it if you're sick of dystopias, want something a little more dynamic that doesn't hit you over the head with a concept for two and a half hours.

73
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want a profoundly well acted modern memory play chronicling a devastating descent into dementia and the reality of that struggle.

Don't see it if you want something a little messier. Don't get me wrong, these are hard topics, but the play is too neatly packaged.

68
Slow, Banal, Confusing, Meh, Indulgent

See it if you want to see an established playwright's gift to her mother.

Don't see it if you're not interested in a family drama about white people with a strange twist.

79
Clever, Great writing, Great staging, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you want relevant, compelling and true stories told in an exciting, dynamic and witty way.

Don't see it if you want fluff, don't like Brecht, don't like pieces based on true stories or political theatre.

24
Banal, Confusing, Excruciating, Unfocused, Nonsensical

See it if you want an outing while under the influence.

Don't see it if you value dramaturgical reason and well-made theatre.

81
For a previous production
Funny, Hilarious, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you just want to laugh. The actors are enjoying themselves so much that you can't help but do the same. It's classic, early Comedy.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy meta-works, don't want a play that is aware of itself, you prefer serious works to stir up deep thoughts.

76
Excruciating, Great staging, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you want to be on the edge of your seat in excruciating anxiety as you see events in Norway in 1882 that are literally happening today.

Don't see it if you want a more grandiose spectacle of a production that is less eerily similar to the current political moment.

80
Hilarious, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you're into comedy, improv, musicals, pop culture, the self-aware, or are just in need of a good laugh.

Don't see it if you like polished, un self-aware theatre that is carefully crafted and composed.

45
Messy, Amateurish, Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you're a fan of Footloose, Grease and the like and want to see a cheap, mediocre show in marginally that same genre and realm.

Don't see it if you want to see a well-written show that is better than mediocre in any aspect at all.

72
Dizzying, Relevant, Profound, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you want to see a show that broke theatrical conventions early on remounted at a time that is extremely relevant, with new songs to go along

Don't see it if you want a linear timeline and a realist story and don't enjoy caricatures rather than characters.

82
During previews
Delightful, Exquisite, Enchanting, Romantic, Great staging

See it if you're a sucker for a cross-generational love story told through the thread of theatre and the stars. And incredible set design.

Don't see it if if melodrama isn't your thing and you'd prefer a linear narrative that doesn't jump around in time and waver towards the fantastical.

77
Delightful, Enchanting, Cute, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you want a quick tirade of deep thoughts that almost fly by (albeit in a fun way) so quick you forget what you've seen.

Don't see it if you want a longer show with more dynamic character relationships.

69
Clever, Confusing, Quirky, Slow, Delightful

See it if you're into new, postmodern theatre that explores big questions without giving any answers and don't mind when things get a little dry.

Don't see it if you want something a little more entertaining with a little more riotous laughter.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a strong and diverse cast of women in a masterfully-crafted staging of Shakespeare that is extremely of the moment.

Don't see it if you are not a Shakespeare buff, but even then, this might be just what you need to be converted.

92
Exquisite, Intelligent, Masterful, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you love Carole King music and want to learn the story of some of her most iconic songs.

Don't see it if if you are only so-so on Carole King and want something a little more groundbreaking.

73
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Cliched

See it if You're a Disney fan. James Monroe Iglehart is incredible as the genie and the show is worth seeing just for him, but it's a cute love story.

Don't see it if You get frustrated easily by hoards of children whispering constantly throughout the show. I love Disney and it frustrated me to no end.