Ry Loves NYC

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I love theatre. I really really do.
Reviews (61)
88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Epic

See it if You want to see a fuller version of the film and some stellar performances by its leading ladies.

Don't see it if You have a bad attitude about Disney on stage. It's not meant to change the world. It's meant to be fun.

70
Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You're a fan of the film and can piece together what they're doing on stage. Newbies will probably find it confusing, as I did.

Don't see it if You prefer something more straight-froward in its storytelling.

90
For a previous production
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Intense

See it if You love slapstick, British humor and Noises Off. Just when it's gone as wrong as it could, it gets worse. Super super funny.

Don't see it if You like highbrow. This is physical comedy at it's most utilized.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Joyful, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a joyous new show that's not quite bway ready but a wonderful night at the theater.

Don't see it if You want straight forward story telling and like heavier more heady material.

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Indulgent, Relevant

See it if You want to see 2 women at the top of their games. They're both extraordinary.

Don't see it if The songs aren't the greatest and the show is basically an operetta.

70
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Slow, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You enjoy traditional musicals. Also, the projection design is stunning so everything looks beautiful all the time.

Don't see it if You're expecting to see the movie & the magic that made the film great. This is a cut-and-dry historical epic with an unnecessary "villain."

98
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Hilarious, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a classic musical. No Bells or whistles on it. Just old fashioned singing & dancing & sets & slapstick. It's magnificent.

Don't see it if You want something new or tough or heavy or difficult. This show is pure joy.

90
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if What a great show and a rare musical that relies on actual acting to tell the stories, not just the songs. It was clever and wonderful.

Don't see it if I don't know why you shouldn't see this? It's not perfect but it's great.

98
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if You want to see a classic in a new light. It's just extraordinary.

Don't see it if You aren't a Sondheim fan.

95
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Absorbing, Profound, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a play told simply, with great emotional heft and resonance in everyday life.

Don't see it if You want a straight foward story with a beginning, middle and end.

86
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are into a family dramedy. It's top notch.

Don't see it if You are overly focused on a Disney story version of a family.

90
Cats
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Incredible dancing, Classic

See it if you want to see a true classic on stage. The dancing is BEYOND and the music is timeless.

Don't see it if you don't like Cats. You either do or you don't - I do so I really enjoyed it.

95
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Must see, Refreshing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see the hype. It's great theater, exciting and inspiring.

Don't see it if There's no reason not to, however, it wasn't my favorite show of the season. Not by a long 'shot.'

80
During previews
Enchanting, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if You want to see Shakespeare play out with some very bold creative choices. It's not a bore and the acting is superb.

Don't see it if You prefer a more straight-forward and period interpretation of the Bard.

69
During previews
Crude
Midtown W
Interesting, Winding, In progress, Has potential, Scattered

See it if Nico is a great lead, even if the material lets him down a bit. It's always great to support new theatre.

Don't see it if You don't want to support a work in progress. There's good stuff in it, it just hasn't been weeded out and polished yet.

66
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Slow, Shallow, Enchanting, Great staging, Meh

See it if You're willing to wait for the final 15 minutes of the show because the ballet at the end is truly beautiful.

Don't see it if It's just not a great musical, though the cast is great and the dancing, while unnecessary, is beautiful.

98
Absorbing, Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Masterful

See it if you want to see a performance unlike anything you've ever seen on stage. Cynthia Erivo's Celie is so astounding, it sat with me for a week.

Don't see it if You need a literal depiction of a story. This is a minimalist story, and it's better for it, but still. If you need sets, this isn't for you

69
Overrated, Great staging, Disappointing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Wayne Brady sing in drag, because he's great.

Don't see it if You don't want a frothy, sub-par musical. I was incredibly disappointed on every level.

79
Raunchy, Overrated, Original, Funny, Disappointing

See it if You like humor that never quite reaches above the gutter. It's low line humor but all the parts of the show work well together.

Don't see it if You want something smarter. It's a good show but it's offensive just to be offensive without much wit.

84
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see stereotypes play out in a funny way. It's very funny.

Don't see it if You want something deeper than surface level.

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Masterful

See it if you want to see the most gorgeous show on Broadway. It's stunning from beginning to end.

Don't see it if you don't like dance drive shows. The story here is told through dance.

100
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Great acting

See it if It's such a different musical and that really is great about it.

Don't see it if you don't like the Four Seasons.

100
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if It's delightful and worth all the hype.

Don't see it if You don't like shows based on widely known source material.

82
Bayside! The Musical!
East Village
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if You loved Saved By The Bell and love raunchy comedies.

Don't see it if You like the childhood version of the show and don't want it spoofed.

51
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You want to see sexy dancers dance.

Don't see it if you don't like heavy-handed directors who don't know how to edit or stage a cohesive production.

81
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Funny, Confusing, Ambitious, Great singing, Slow

See it if you want to see pieces of some Broadway shows that rarely see the light of day sung by some great entertainers.

Don't see it if You want one story and not snippets of seven stories.

98
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to see a jukebox musical done right. It's amazing just how near perfect this show is. It blew me away.

Don't see it if You have no soul.

100
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want a moving and impactful play that will linger with you long after you've left the theater. It's as perfect as can be.

Don't see it if You prefer light and frothy material.

50
Disappointing, Funny, Set-less, Frustrating, Magic-less

See it if You know someone in it and are being supportive of them. The cast are doing their best with unbelievably bad direction and set design.

Don't see it if You expect any sort of magic. I spent the entire 2nd act angry that the factory sets were nonexistent. I can't remember being more let down.

95
Bandstand
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are/know someone who is a Vet. It's powerful. The songs are great, the voices terrific and` the music played on stage is awesome.

Don't see it if Just go see it.

90
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Profound, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want a new spin on a classic. The set may be minimal but the gravitas is not.

Don't see it if You want a more straight-forward, big sets, less imagination version of the story.

60
During previews
Amelie
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Simple, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You want something light and interesting - if not fully realized.

Don't see it if You want something solid. This is a show that a regional theater will make amazing in the future.

75
Ambitious, Epic, Masterful, Slow, Great staging

See it if You liked the original & love good production design. The staging is incredible & the choreography is masterful.

Don't see it if You're wanting something new. It's not new in any way and feels dated at times yet the helicopter is worth the price of admission.

85
Delightful, Dizzying, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want to see boundary-less theatre.

Don't see it if You need a linear story. The story here is flimsy and uninteresting.

99
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Refreshing, Funny

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway musical presented exquisitely.

Don't see it if You want something deep, controversial or edgy.

80
Great acting, Epic, Great staging, Long, Jarring

See it if You want to see a play that's rarely produced done in an updated and interesting way.

Don't see it if You don't like sitting outside for a while. It's long. Very long.

80
Paramour
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You want to see incredible dancing and incredible Cirque artists doing truly amazing things. The tech involved with the show is also grand.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional Broadway musicals. This story is loose at best and poorly written. But the stunts are amazing.

98
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Sonic, Resonant

See it if You want to see an old Greek myth told with new life, new agency and music that soars in all of the best ways. It's engrossing.

Don't see it if You prefer a more straight-forward telling of a story and don't want to fill in the narrative gaps with your brain.

97
Divine, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You love traditional musicals, with extraordinary set changes, perfect casting, beautiful music & a fairy tale ending.

Don't see it if You prefer more edgy musicals with hard-hitting subject matter.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Fluffy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a traditional musical with (mostly) good components. There's nothing groundbreaking about it, but it's enjoyable.

Don't see it if You want to be challenged. The second act was great, the first drug on a bit. It's nice, but not innovative.

90
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see, Ambitious

See it if You want to see insanely talented tap dancers dance the entire time and to hear amazing vocals you can't hear anywhere else. And Audra. Duh.

Don't see it if You have somewhere else to be afterward. It clocked in at 3 hrs when I saw it.

80
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Dated

See it if The concept of labels interests you. The main character can't reconcile his feelings with his fear of being labeled.

Don't see it if It's a funny, thought-provoking play. Albeit, the root of it is a coming out story so if you've seen enough of those, you may want to skip.

100
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Masterful, Resonant

See it if You know Macbeth and want to be immersed inside of the story. The more curious you are, the better.

Don't see it if You aren't familiar with Macbeth. You won't understand what's happening without that.

79
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You are up date on what's going on in pop culture and like to see parodies.

Don't see it if You expect a more high brow comedy.

90
Stomp
East Village
Dated, Entertaining, Clever, Intense, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something that really is interesting.

Don't see it if You don't like loud things. It's called Stomp for a reason.

100
Matilda
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to be dazzled. It's an amazing musical.

Don't see it if you don't like Brits? I don't know how people couldn't like it.

84
Absorbing, Dated, Great staging, Epic, Masterful

See it if You want to see one of the classics.

Don't see it if You've seen it before. It can feel dated.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to see exquisite theatre that will linger with you long after you've left the theater.

Don't see it if You don't like shows that are heavy and make you think.

70
Raunchy, Funny, Entertaining, Dated, Cliched

See it if You like really raunchy parody comedies.

Don't see it if You don't like overly-raunchy comedies.

70
Snow White
West Village
Enchanting, Slow, Refreshing, Original, Ambitious

See it if You love burlesque theatre and something edgy.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of a slow moving show. The first act is incredibly slow and I love Company XIV, but this isn't their best show.