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New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  Hell's Kitchen by way of the Silicon Valley
Reviews (39)
70
During previews
Confusing, Resonant, Quirky, Slow, Great singing

See it if Beautiful singing from the cast, especially Jeannette Bayardelle, Bob Dylan music, unexpected and out-of-the-ordinary plot.

Don't see it if pace is rather gradual and slow, big ensemble with multiple storylines happening, want a resolved ending or need "answers to the why."

79
Must see, Ambitious, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if for the star-making performance of Adrienne Warren. To be able to witness her sing and dance is worth the ticket alone.

Don't see it if you are looking for an in depth plot and analysis of Tina's story. Scenes happen in a swift pace in exchange for powerful performances.

91
Hilarious, Delightful, Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if an unpredictable evening of witty songs, stories, and scenarios. Highly recommended if you enjoy the improv. Every night is different.

Don't see it if you are looking for a full plot and story, or don't appreciate hip-hop culture.

89
During previews
Riveting, Resonant, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant

See it if appreciate 90 minutes of free-form poetry, dance, and song performance setting. The play takes you through an eclectic journey of emotions.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate poems, spoken or word performances. The set is a bare stage and heavily reliant on the performances of the artists.

95
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Must see, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if you enjoy an out-of-the-box evening of catchy pop music. Great singing from the lead actors and dancing from the ensemble. Not to be missed!

Don't see it if you want an elaborate set, looking for traditional show tunes, or dislike "American Idol" (Pop belting) singing styles.

95
Delightful, Epic, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you love nostalgic pop tunes and seeing them intertwined in an unexpected way. Enjoy an immersive experience (great set) that is fast paced.

Don't see it if you dislike love stories and want a realistic storyline. Don't enjoy pop music and culture.

95
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Intense, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you enjoy uplifting music and story line, great performances from a strong cast, enjoy nostalgic and period music, and a feel good evening.

Don't see it if you are looking for innovating staging or technology, want a complex story.

Also Songs are still a work-in-progress, but still a very enjoyable show. T... Read more Read less

90
Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you are looking for something different, or on ANOTHER LEVEL from what is on Broadway today. Great cast, set, lighting and overall evening.

Don't see it if You'd be crazy to miss this!

95
Masterful, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if Probably the best shape I've seen the show in. If you are a fan of the show, this is a MUST See. Energy of cast and audience was electric.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate a period piece, or want to see a "new" Chorus Line. This pretty much remained faithful to the original.

80
Exquisite, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you would like a modern take on this classic. Well worth seeing Lauren Ambrose in the title role! All lead performances were stellar!

Don't see it if don't like long shows. Running time was close to three hours.

85
Great staging, Great singing, Intense, Riveting, Clever

See it if fans of the show or Sondheim will enjoy this very innovative and intimate version of the beloved classic. Enjoyed better the last revival.

Don't see it if don't like to be up-close and interacting with performers, don't like thrillers, don't appreciate Sondheim, or are afraid of a blood.

70
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if you love 1970s Studio 54 scene, Andy Warhol, and Steve Rubell. Great singing and dancing, and a very sexy cast.

Don't see it if expecting a finished work. Needs more fine-tuning, but an enjoyable night out.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if once in a lifetime opportunity to see this juggernaut of a cast! Highly recommended if you are a fan or have never seen this historic play.

Don't see it if you are not interested/open to gay history. Or uncomfortable with tense and offending dialog.

65
During previews
Great acting, Slow, Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if Great performances by Condola Rashad and Patrick Page. For anybody interested in Joan of Arcs trials and story.

Don't see it if Rather long show and slow plot. Dialogue dragged too long and could have been edited.

65
Great acting, Refreshing, Intense, Slow, Confusing

See it if Great performances by the two leads. Will resonate with audience who work in education and/with the deaf. Plot did seem long winded.

Don't see it if Set was minimal and a bit it was hard to understand the dialogue. Captioning was provided to help.

55
During previews
Great singing, Overrated, Fluffy, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you have a child that is a fan of the movie. If a Caissie Levy fan, she has two great numbers. Wish she had more. Otherwise skip this.

Don't see it if you are expecting great new songs. Are expecting much more than a Disneyland theme park production. If expecting a ROI on the $$$ spent.

Also My friend already saw the movie prior and is a huge fan of the cartoon... Read more Read less

60
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Cliched, Banal, Fluffy, Great singing, Slow

See it if This show is really for children, or if you're a fan of the cartoon (which I have not seen). Lead cast had great voices.

Don't see it if Predictable and generic story. It had a mix of elements from other shows: My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, etc.

65
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Cliched

See it if u are a fan of Amy Schumer and Steve Martin. I'm not a huge fan of either. Never have even seen an Schumer movie. LOVED Laura Benanti!

Don't see it if A bit over-acted. Too much playing for laughs. Biggest draw was Laura Benanti for me. Otherwise, I could have skipped this.

75
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Quirky, Cliched

See it if Enjoy child actors KILLING it onstage (Annie, Matilda, etc.), are an ALW fan, love 80s rock, and want some lighthearted fun.

Don't see it if you are looking for thought-provoking art

100
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You have never seen the show before, but have been curious. This is an excellent revival for fans and those who missed the original run.

Don't see it if you dislike pop operas, or hated the original production.

78
Resonant, Riveting, Quirky, Funny, Entertaining

See it if behind the scenes view between a complex, candid, and tumultuous relationship straight from the source! A rare find and enjoyable night out.

Don't see it if dislike one-man-shows, seek an ideal mother-daughter relationship, uncomfortable with suicidal tendencies, looking for a grand set and plot.

89
The End of Eddy
Brooklyn
Resonant, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you enjoy the book by Edouard Louis. Highly suggested for lgbtq youth, or anybody who feels they are an outsider. Enjoy a new point of view.

Don't see it if don't like minimal sets, a two person cast playing multiple characters, glbtq themes, or a story through different audio-visual mediums.

90
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Funny

See it if you are a fan of this classic show. Singing, staging, and set were all excellent in an intimate setting. All performances were so well done!

Don't see it if looking for a new or re-invented take on the show. It sticks close to the original formula. Pass if you don't enjoy slapstick and camp.

85
Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense

See it if you are looking for thought provoking theater. The themes linger in your mind, and forces a discussion with those who have seen it as well!

Don't see it if don't have prior knowledge to what the play is about. Attendees should do their proper homework to what they are about to see.

59
During previews
Intense, Disappointing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are a fan of Mary-Louise Parker, long detailed monologues, tense situations and disturbing subject matters.

Don't see it if you are offended by disturbing themes and don't enjoy long dialogues.

70
Octet
Midtown W
Slow, Refreshing, Quirky, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you are looking for an out-of-the box and innovative story line and experience. Great singing and harmonies from every cast member!

Don't see it if don't appreciate acapella, or vignette plots. Individual stories where some songs resonate and some don't. May be too intelligent for some.

85
BLKS
Midtown W
Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a high voltage night of theater. Out of the box plot with compelling characters you want to root for!

Don't see it if you are offended by foul language, explicit talk of sex, and uncomfortable with race relation issues.

95
Thought-provoking, Intense, Resonant, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you enjoy acapella singing. Intense plot, fast paced, and very well acted. A great and very relevant evening of theater.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with gay themes.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny, Cliched, Great singing

See it if Truly for the Cher fan, or for Bob Mackie die-hards. His costumes were the star of the show. If you want a fun eve, this one is for you!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate light puns and jokes. Storyline was a bit cliched, so don't expect profound theatre. Come in with a sense of humor!

80
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Saw again with the glorious Katharine McPhee. Thoroughly enjoyed as well even after seeing Sara Bareilles. Show is still in great shape!

Don't see it if you are looking for serious theater or masterful music. Don't appreciate fun and lighthearted music and story-line.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Raunchy, Quirky

See it if you love innovative choreography, want a fun night at the theatre, gender fluid love plots, and love the Go-Go's and 80s pop music.

Don't see it if you are looking for serious theatre, don't appreciate GLBTQ stories.

Also Don't follow the critic reviews. This was a full on BLAST. Very glad I... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Carmen Jones
East Village
Masterful, Refreshing, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Bizet's opera "Carmen." Love classic singing and seeing a very talented cast who multi-task various roles .

Don't see it if you don't like a minimal set or intimate settings.

80
Entertaining, Great writing, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want a fun night out and are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if expecting a great song and/or music.

75
Great singing, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Dated, Epic

See it if The three leads are STELLAR voices and sing these classics gloriously. If you appreciate dance, this is a fine evening at the theater.

Don't see it if Plot is a bit dated. Also the songs run long, so not for the impatient theater-goer.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Delightful, Cliched

See it if Very fast paced and jam-packed with hits. A love letter to fans of disco and Donna Summer. The singing by the three leads were STELLAR!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of the above.

85
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you have never seen this monumental classic. Great acting by the leads. Staging was new and different from last off-broadway revival.

Don't see it if In the minority that felt certain scenes dragged for too long. A big investment on time to watch & schedule both parts.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if for a great night of non-stop laughs. Jeff Hiller gives a tour de force performance, and I am an immediate fan!

Don't see it if don't appreciate gay culture. Don't understand and appreciate monologues.

80
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Cliched, Overrated

See it if you are a Bette Middler fan, love classic musicals, appreciate intricate choreography, and grand costumes.

Don't see it if Have high expectations due to how much money paid for a ticket.

Also This show is truly for the Bette Middler fan. Not sure I bought into t... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Edgy, Refreshing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if Love out-of-the-box art, come in with an open mind, appreciate all types of music, and appreciate glorious voices.

Don't see it if Noticed senior audience members couldn't understand the plot and left at intermission. Don't expect a "Josh Groban" show/concert.

Also Just to hear Denee Benton and Josh Groban sing is worth the ticket alo... Read more Read less