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Manhattan | 35-49
About:  Theater is the best part of living in NYC
Reviews (22)
95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Intense

See it if you're looking for an intense story that views politics and violence from the lens of a family taking in the harvest

Don't see it if You're looking for a happy plucky musical with a neat ending

70
A Kind Shot
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Quirky

See it if it sounds like your game

Don't see it if you don't believe women

70
If/Then
Midtown W
Clever, Cliched, Quirky, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you like to think about what you're watching.

Don't see it if you're fully colourblind (honestly - there's a red/blue lighting clue to help you keep track of the story-lines)

75
Clever, Funny, Cliched, Quirky, Silly

See it if you like Gilbert and Sullivan. You like dark and funny.

Don't see it if you're looking for something serious.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if you like upbeat, flashy musicals

Don't see it if you aren't into musicals.

Also This is a fun, flashy, musical. I love the tempo of the songs and the ... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Epic, Great singing

See it if just see it. If you can see it, just see it.

Don't see it if you can suspend disbelief enough to go to a musical, but can't handle historical inaccuracies in casting.

Also OMG. I had lottery tickets, so I was right up at the front, staring st... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you hate Shakespeare. Not really - if you truly hate Shakespeare you might miss jokes. So see it if you have at least a passing knowledge.

Don't see it if you hate Shakespeare, or musicals in general. you want a particularly cohesive story.

Also This show is witty, and clever. And the songs are wordy and fun. It's ... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Edgy, Ambitious, Intense, Quirky

See it if like modern interpretations

Don't see it if you need a happy ending.

Also I have never liked this particular play. We're told that it's a 'comed... Read more Read less

91
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if you like a mystery, you love dance.

Don't see it if you lack physical mobility, you want dialog, you need to understand everything.

Also I've seen it twice, and except for the grand finale I've seen differen... Read more Read less

70
Fluffy, Indulgent, Cliched, Romantic

See it if you know you like the music or you have fond memories from childhood.

Don't see it if you're looking for something new or particularly happy.

Also I like the Phantom of the Opera. As a kid, I memorized the entire scor... Read more Read less

92
Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Resonant, Indulgent

See it if you're Canadian; you like floor pounding musicals; you were ever a woman working in a "man's" profession.

Don't see it if you're not interested in musicals. You still hold dated views about a woman's role.

Also This was a fun musical, with a great narrative woven around strong cha... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You're interested in neuroscience, but don't know all that much about it

Don't see it if You're an MRI physicist

89
Once (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you like strong musicals with substance.

Don't see it if you are looking for flash and sparkle. This one is somber and deep.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you ever watched Sesame Street, and kind of miss it.

Don't see it if you're easy to offend - at any point on the spectrum.

70
Ambitious, Quirky, Slow, Funny, Uneven

See it if You enjoy the classic story. You like dance.

Don't see it if You don't like modern touches

Also I like the story of the Three Musketeers, and I enjoy seeing what sort... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Quirky

See it if you have parents; you've noticed that the worlds changed in the last 20 years.

Don't see it if you have a hard time empathizing with others.

Also This is a really poignant story about near history. There aren't a lot... Read more Read less

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if even if you didn't like the book. Honest!

Don't see it if you think there is only one way to tell a story.

Also This took me forever to decide to go and see. I read the book in gradu... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if you want a show that's good for kids.

Don't see it if kids on stage annoy you.

Also I didn't pick this one, my little niece was visiting. I didn't like th... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like comedy - more on the dad jokes spectrum

Don't see it if you hold literal religious beliefs

80
The Encounter
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're open to trying new things. You're interested in storytelling.

Don't see it if you get turned of by what you think of as a gimmick, you prefer ensemble casts, you cannot hear at all out of one ear.

Also This one-man show features an amazing story teller. I really didn't ex... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if you like Shakespeare; Are willing to think a little bit

Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with Shakespearean English.

Also I know this one was controversial, and I'm incredibly glad I got to se... Read more Read less

80
Spoon River
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if You like music, you have a short attention span, or a long attention span. See it if you enjoy sitting in a coffee shop people-watching.

Don't see it if You need a show with a tight narrative, or clever banter, or expecting a comedy.

Also This is a really good show. I didn't go into it knowing what to expect... Read more Read less