Ronweastwin

Manhattan | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (44)
74
During previews
Absorbing, Fluffy, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you loved Bring It On and Heathers and want to see a show with some great tunes and jokes

Don't see it if if you need tip-top writing and a strong ending

71
Clever, Quirky, Funny, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like humor around the neurotic matzo ball soup of gay, jewish, NYC culture and you don't need it to be PERFECT

Don't see it if you only like profoundly written intensely crafted pieces that make you want to explore

Also The concept is really sweet and I thought it had great moments of ente... Read more Read less

77
Clever, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You like Harmon's writing and feel kinship to the diaspora jew style of discussion and humor and you want a pretty interesting evening

Don't see it if you are offended by profanity or nudity clearly or if you just want to see Idina

76
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Clever

See it if you like laugh out loud cringey fun that is laughing at itself nearly as much as the audience is.It is everything it promises to be and more

Don't see it if you take yourself or theatre too seriously

73
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you truly enjoy joke after joke after joke after joke filled with gay frivolity

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep message. The occasional somberness or "serious dialogue" falls a bit flat

Also This show is definitely funny. And it knows it is funny. And the audie... Read more Read less

82
For a previous production
Absorbing, Hilarious, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you enjoy light but fun musical comedies that take shakespearean tropes and shake them up with unique settings and circumstances

Don't see it if you are looking for something dark, serious, or intense

92
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Quirky, Funny, Exquisite

See it if enjoy musicals with a contemporary tone that are both comedic and heart-breaking and you want to see some masters in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you don't like more artsy/conceptual pieces or theatre that isn't linear.

60
During previews
Disappointing, Funny, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you LOVE Lisa's comedy and are interested in seeing so cool jokes and anectodotes about the relationship between women and food

Don't see it if you are looking for high caliber comedy or performance. This felt more amateur/collegiate. Cute but not overly great

Also Lisa is clearly used to solo acts and often steps on the jokes of othe... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you want an intense edgy uncomfortably deep look into the challenges of love in the 21st century gay community and you are willing to try

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable being a voyeur or are looking to feel happy and satisfied. (also the well-documented nudity)

87
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you enjoy precise and quick dialogue performed flawlessly and can appreciate the power of simplicity

Don't see it if you are looking for flash, excitement, or special effects, this is intentionally bare and all of the power comes from the acting

83
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you are a Harry Potter fan and interested in maintaining the fandom by absorbing different perspectives on the world we love

Don't see it if you dont like Harry Potter or fandom-y shows

74
Slow, Fluffy, Exquisite, Ambitious, Funny

See it if you LOVED the movie, enjoy fairy tales, enjoy a comfortable/safe theatre experience, or want to see AMAZING projections

Don't see it if you want drama, intensity, to feel strong emotions, or want something more mature/adult

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if the most receptive audience is middle class and well educated who wouldn't be lost in the culture sections of the The New Yorker

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, or dont like smart, borderline pretentious dialogue

Also The script is very well crafted and actually covers a few different st... Read more Read less

78
Absorbing, Hilarious, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you want have a raucous good time and spill the tea with some drag queens and blue collar factory workers

Don't see it if you don't like RED, or if you aren't excited for the plot and cast

90
For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Intense

See it if you are interested in a new piece of theatre that attacks a new narrative with an absorbing cast of characters who are lovingly human

Don't see it if you are not interesting in gay narratives or if you like neat and tidy plots

50
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You are passionate about supporting amateur theatre or if you can handle zags when they SHOULD zig

Don't see it if You have seen other musicals about love and loss because this one won't measure up

76
Yen
Absorbing, Dizzying, Edgy, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for an intense immersive, and sometimes uncomfortable, theatre experience.

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity, drugs, sex, or vulgarity

Also I came into this show unsure because i had read some great reviews abo... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Intense, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you are interested in a current play and thinking about modern dating, gay/straight friendships, and fresh perspectives on aging

Don't see it if you dont like plays, or have interest in millenials and modern life

70
Fluffy, Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to have fun and see a slightly new twist on a story we all love

Don't see it if you are looking for the artistry or impact of the Lion King

86
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Intense, Great staging

See it if you want to be blown away by aesthetics and staging and love cirque and acrobatics

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep and moving story line with fleshed out characters

86
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you love broadway history and the story behind the stage

Don't see it if you want a happy ending or if you need a complex production

85
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if you like puppets, storytelling, and gender neutral cast vignettes

Don't see it if you want action, a story arc, or a big production

74
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant, Romantic

See it if you are excited by the idea of seeing a new face of love with very unique challenges exposed raw on a stage

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with LGBTQ+ topics or if you are engaged by a drawn out conversation with asides

54
Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Funny

See it if you dont mind struggling through a lot of roughness for some easy humor and entertainment (or if you're related to the performer)

Don't see it if you want the theatre you see to be cohesive or complete

Also This came across as a vanity project of a few performers who just fini... Read more Read less

75
Great singing, Dizzying, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You wanna see three women belt and absolutely KILL the stage and you like when a Broadway theatre feels like a concert stadium

Don't see it if you are looking for high art, if you are annoyed by people standing in their rows, singling along, dancing along, yelling at the stage etc

72
During previews
Disappointing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if you are excited to explore topics like down syndrome and the effects it has on families. If you are excited about Jamie Brewer

Don't see it if you are looking for high quality staging and overall performance.

Also The writing seemed a bit lazy at times with neon-lit call-backs and pa... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you love middle-eastern style, both in music and in story, if you've ever found yourself lost in the middle of a desert, love beauty

Don't see it if you get anxious about unsubtitled dialogue in another language or have trouble with thick accents, if you are looking for and elaborate plot

Also This show is really magical and brings a great spotlight on an untold ... Read more Read less

81
Clever, Delightful, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if you want to learn about autism in a nuanced and human way. This has biology lesson parts but it is more about the actual life side

Don't see it if you don't like conceptual pieces that can get a bit uncomfortable at times because of the subject matters and the actions of the actors

55
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you find Bobby Goldman's life equally as entertaining as she appears to (total vanity piece) or if you LOVE Nancy Oppel and want a cabaret

Don't see it if you are looking for a deep or profound look at the life of a "curvy widow" or if you like your score to match the tone of the show

Also This show was about the emotions this widow went through, or at least ... Read more Read less

70
Ambitious, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy clever concepts for shows and want to see Celia Keenan Bolger literally own a stage

Don't see it if you are hoping for a well-thought out and implemented plot with engaging narratives

Also The concept of this show is really cool, but unfortunately the follow-... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Great writing, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to be challenged and placed in a situation where the only choice is to face some difficult questions, you want something relevant

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of race, you dont enjoy being close to performers, or if you want to leave happy and satisfied

86
Absorbing, Edgy, Exquisite, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you want to experience a new perspective and narrative that is not often seen or exposed and you enjoy artistic and challenging works

Don't see it if you are looking for some light to relax during or if you dont want to have to think intensely during a show. There is no hand-holding here

89
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love the nostalgia of R+H, G+S, and showtune-y showtunes. This show is a fun ride with a talented cast and great numbers.

Don't see it if you want something modern or experimental, this show is straightforward theatre that will leave you sated but maybe not stunned

Also Lindsay is worth the price of admission herself and lights up the stag... Read more Read less

89
For a previous production
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting, Must see

See it if If you miss the days of wholehearted physical comedy and are ready for two hours of simple joy and fun, with so much technique involved

Don't see it if you want an actual plot or are uncomfortable with physical violence

Also This play is a great one to attend without doing research because it i... Read more Read less

75
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing a unique interpretation of a classic piece of theatre performed masterfully by a cast of pros

Don't see it if you are looking for a more truthful adaptation or if you are uncomfortable with silence or simplicity, this show takes risks, good and bad

Also I don't agree with every choice that was made with this production, bu... Read more Read less

91
Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you are excited for a lesser known narrative from a universally known story, told by a strong ensemble cast that will make you laugh and cry

Don't see it if you want theater magic with lights, sets, and costumes, or if you want to walk away with a particular tune to hum

60
Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting, Intense

See it if you love exploring the common man and the idea of blue collar workers getting profound

Don't see it if you have already seen Fences, Streetcar, Glass Menagerie, or any other well known play about working class patriarchy, this is nothing new

Also This is a well written play, but unfortunately nothing feels original,... Read more Read less

35
Confusing, Disappointing, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you get a free ticket and want to watch some puppets for an hour

Don't see it if you are looking for a kid's show because it is creepy and kinda adult, or if you are looking for an adult show because it is basic and bad

86
Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if you are ready for an immersive experience and a beautiful score

Don't see it if you have trouble following russian storylines, you dont like interacting with actors

70
Clever, Cliched, Funny, Masterful

See it if you love acapella, NYC inside jokes, and you are willing to risk some time and money for something fresh and different

Don't see it if you are looking for A-level singing, dancing, or acting or a well established story arc

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Romantic, Quirky

See it if you want to see all love, the messy and the beautiful. You are ready to laugh, to cry, and to love

Don't see it if you are looking for a feel good or to leave with pure happiness

80
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Slow

See it if you are interested in social and racial dynamics and enjoy crafted dialogue

Don't see it if you are looking for a thrill of a fluffy break from reality

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Masterful

See it if you want to feel a swell of emotions, if you have ever been the under dog, if you have trouble connecting

Don't see it if if you want fluff and happy endings

80
During previews
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy going on an adventure or if you like intricate dialogue

Don't see it if you are looking for fluff or action