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Reviews (42)
90
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you love pop music and love to see a completely original show about a topic or idea that you would have never imagined being a Broadway show

Don't see it if you are not a fan of pop music, especially the current pop music female stars or need a show with a clearly defined plot to follow.

75
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Quirky, Edgy, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if you are a huge fan of Fosse or specifically of choreography. That is what this show is about. The sensual choreography to tell the story.

Don't see it if you are a big fan of the film version. You will think you are in the wrong show. There is minimal set and backstory unlike the film.

80
Interesting, Fun, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of The Temptations and their music. A typical jukebox musical with an interesting back story and well developed script.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy jukebox musicals. It is a strong one though. Much like Beautiful and Jersey Boys, but the score is obviously not original

100
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Must see, Relevant

See it if you want to see something original and fresh. The show is adult, literate, and hilarious. Great score with amazing songs! Loved it!

Don't see it if you have an issue with a story about a gay teenager and acceptance/tolerance. I would not miss this show though. It is one of the best.

96
Clever, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great acting

See it if you want to experience an incredible script being interpreted perfectly by three very talented performers. Best play I saw this season!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Edward Albee's work. It will make you think and be pushed to the brink, but that's what makes the play so powerful.

72
Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Great staging, Overrated

See it if you enjoy "Hello Dolly." I think I did not enjoy it as much because I am not a big fan of the story. Songs are very popular/familiar.

Don't see it if you are not a big fan of the story. Even this interpretation/revival was not able to endear me more to the story.

92
For a previous production
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you need to laugh. This show will do it better than any other show right now on Broadway. The physical comedy is second to none.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more serious or something with a story line. This is a show where you are an observer in the chaos.

65
Disappointing, Exquisite, Great singing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you are a huge fan of the music and the soundtrack. The music and songs are beautiful and spine tingling.

Don't see it if you are a huge fan of the music and the soundtrack. If you are like me, you will find the story lacking and very predictable.

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Must see

See it if you appreciate theater that pushes boundaries and establishes new rules/norms for how new shows are created and developed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional night of theater or do not want to spend an arm and a leg for a theater ticket.

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85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Fun

See it if you want a musical that will make you feel good and have you tapping your feet and singing the songs after leaving the theater.

Don't see it if you are highly conservative or would be made uncomfortable with drag queens and topics related to homosexuality.

97
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Edgy

See it if you enjoy completely original musicals that tackle more edgy topics (like Rent, Next to Normal, etc.). This show won't disappoint.

Don't see it if you are looking for a quintessential, traditional Broadway musical. There can be some dark moments due to the subject matter.

96
The Crucible
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Original, Thought-provoking

See it if you were a fan of Ivo von Hove's interpretation of A View From the Bridge. He is an amazing interpreter of Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of more abstract interpretations of classic works or if you do not stay engaged in longer shows.

75
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you enjoy warm hearted musicals that have good vocals, strong choreography, and have a happy ending.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more edgy or contemporary musical. This is not a typical show for Casey Nicholaw, so don't expect Book of Mormon.

92
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Great vocals

See it if you love the quintessential Broadway musical. I was not familiar with this show, but I loved it. It seemed fresh for being a revival.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more contemporary, edgy musical or if you are not a fan of Broadway musicals from the past.

85
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny

See it if you enjoy seeing talented children perform and steal the show. It was refreshingly more entertaining than I expected it to be.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more complex or more serious. The show is easy to follow and is enjoyable without being fluffy.

60
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Cliched, Fluffy

See it if you love Disney shows on Broadway and are not easily disappointed when comparing the Broadway shows to the original movie.

Don't see it if I was ready to be wowed by special effects and creative staging/illusion for the genie, Jafar's transformation, etc. It did not happen.

100
Absorbing, Must see, Riveting, Great acting, Amazing vocals

See it if You have a pulse. This revival is amazing! Absolutely a Tony winning show and amazing performances, and I am a jaded theater goer.

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show. It is easily one of the best versions of a show I have ever seen on Broadway.

92
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if You crave an original Broadway musical that is an original concept. This musical has all the makings of a quintessential show but original.

Don't see it if I have no reason not to go see it. This is one of the more original shows that has come out recently. It is worth going to see.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Raunchy, Original

See it if You enjoy the humor of South Park or have a fairly raunchy sense of humor. Do see it before you listen to the soundtrack though.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by politically incorrect statements or are deeply religious and are easily offended by off color humor.

93
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You have a broad, borderline raunchy sense of humor or if you enjoy shows that are more adult or satirical in nature.

Don't see it if You do not have a good sense of humor or are easily offended by politically incorrect theater.

98
Wicked (Broadway)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Clever, Great writing, Original, Enchanting

See it if You are a big fan of The Wizard of Oz or if you are interested in seeing a musical that combines great music, story, and dazzling costumes.

Don't see it if You read the book "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire and are expecting the musical to be like the book.

84
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Relevant, Great singing, Edgy

See it if you are a fan of Alanis Morisette's music and enjoy shows about current cultural topics. The show deals with some of society's dark spots.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of jukebox musicals or want a lighter, fluffier show. This show will make you think and can be dark at times.

82
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if The production alone will mesmerize you. The set, staging, and costumes are from another world and have raised the bar for future shows.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the movie or are a fan of jukebox musicals. The score is partially the film's but also mixed in are more current hits.

80
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy shows with original scores that will sweep you up in them or if you enjoy reimagining of older stories/mythology.

Don't see it if You are looking for something more light hearted or easy to follow. Knowing the story of Orpheus and Eurydice makes it easier to follow.

70
Great singing, Great staging, Overrated, Dated, Delightful

See it if you are a fan of classical Broadway musicals and prefer to see a more traditional style of show.

Don't see it if you want something new and original. This is a traditional show, and while it is beautiful, the story is dated and lulls at times.

78
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Interesting, Nostalgic

See it if you are a fan of Carole King and her music or a fan of jukebox musicals like "Jersey Boys." This show could be called "Brooklyn Girl."

Don't see it if you are looking for a terribly original story line. It is Carole King's life story set to her music or if you do not like jukebox musicals.

80
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be enchanted by amazing music and singing. The music is haunting at times. It had the same effect as "Once" on our audience.

Don't see it if You are looking for a highly developed story/plot. The play focuses on the characters and their relationships. Similar to "Come From Away"

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see two of the strongest new performers on Broadway. Hailey Kilgore and Alex Newell are the new generation of Broadway legends.

Don't see it if you are looking for a Disney-like happy ending. The show ends the way it should, but it has a beautiful message to leave behind.

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Profound, Relevant, Heartwarming

See it if you want to have your confidence in the human spirit rekindled. This show celebrates the beauty of our similarity despite our differences.

Don't see it if you are looking for a show with a highly dramatic plot with surprising twists and turns. This show's purpose is pretty straight forward.

90
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you are a fan of Glenn Close and want to see an amazing actress recreate her greatest role. It was absolutely mesmerizing.

Don't see it if you are looking for a lavish, indulgent set. This show is told with a more minimalist, concert-style setup with the orchestra on stage.

96
Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky

See it if you want to see a truly original concept in the theater. The immersive nature of this show is truly a game changer in musical theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical that utilizes more traditional methods and form. This is an abstract way of looking at the theater experience

75
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Fun, Nostalgic

See it if You enjoy jukebox musicals and are a fan of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.

Don't see it if you are looking for a terribly original story or score.

96
Straight
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Original, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy adult, literate scripts that are thought provoking and challenge you to see things in a different way.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play to end with a happy ending or all tied up by the end of it. This show will make you think even after you leave.

76
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Original, Resonant, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of amazing vocals and choreography.

Don't see it if I was disappointed in the book. I felt that it could have been stronger and more developed. The show is definitely not a revival though.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great vocal performances, Great acting, Romantic

See it if you are a fan of Jessie Mueller. She is amazing in this show despite a lackluster book. The rest of the cast acts very well too.

Don't see it if you need a well developed book. The book is weak, but the actors do the best they can to develop the characters in a meaningful way.

90
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoyed the book of Matilda or would enjoy a more contemporary take of a quintessential Broadway musical.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of musicals or are not a fan of Roald Dahl or his books.

93
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Edgy, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy shows about relevant or current topics and enjoy shows about adult topics that make you think.

Don't see it if you have no interest in a play about current events in a war torn nation or are squeamish with discussions of violence and rape.

75
Hand to God
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Raunchy, Original, Intense

See it if You like dark humor in plays or musicals and are not easily offended by off color or raunchy remarks.

Don't see it if You are easily offended by off color humor or raunchy remarks.

90
Entertaining, Epic, Masterful, Ambitious, Must see

See it if You love a show with an amazing, beautiful score and have seen the original because this revival is a beautiful reimagining and staging.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy musicals that are all singing with minimal dialogue.

89
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Original, Great staging

See it if You love creatively staged productions as this one will attempt to take you into the mind of the main character who is autistic.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy more abstract theater.

77
Clever, Great staging, Edgy, Original, Relevant

See it if You enjoy cutting edge theater about relevant, modern topics and theater that are more original concepts than most.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light hearted, fluffy musical. This show is intriguing but can be dark and deals with adult subject matter.

72
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if You enjoy a more typical Broadway musical or one that has a romantic themed story to it.

Don't see it if You are easily jaded by big, commercial Broadway productions.