shabuchwae

Astoria | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (46)
89
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy and/or wish to experience modern, sung-through musical theater addressing race, class, and activism topics.

Don't see it if you want a comedy, something fluffy, or traditional musical theater, you don't want to be made to think.

78
Absorbing, Ambitious, Indulgent, Intense, Resonant

See it if you want to support necessary theater during trying times and a troubling administration, you want to be moved and/or uplifted to action.

Don't see it if you don't want a heavy piece of literature packing in a little too much within the world's of the characters and considering the length.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you can follow quick humor, appreciate great command of wonderfully written language, enjoy quality costuming, and appreciate cheekiness!

Don't see it if you aren't able to follow quick language.

67
During previews
Disappointing, Insipid, Slow

See it if you're looking for a piece with a large amount of language and a late pay off.

Don't see it if you're a stickler for accent-work, not a fan of wordy pieces.

79
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if can't really say, as you're best going in blind, as to not spoil the story.

Don't see it if can't really say, as you're best going in blind, as to not spoil the story.

51
During previews
Confusing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you enjoy stylized theater

Don't see it if you're expecting realistic dialogue, want spot on stylized conceptualization and delivery, are hoping for the next WAITING FOR GODOT.

89
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want to hear a story that needs to be heard, you want a good time, you support more brown faces on stage, you appreciate talented folk

Don't see it if you're easily offended, can't take things lightly, don't appreciate non-traditional casting, because it's already closed. lol

94
During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you are dedicated to seeing SOJOURNERS (these pieces are written to and truly NEED to be seen in Rep), you're open to other cultures.

Don't see it if See it.

82
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you missed the original tent production, you wanna see how they moved it from a tent to Bway, you wanna enjoy something different

Don't see it if you want tradition Broadway stylings and staging

50
During previews
Disappointing, Banal, Insipid, Indulgent

See it if you don't have a high bar or need for nuanced, always honest, clearly envisioned theater.

Don't see it if you have a high bar or need for nuanced, always honest, clearly envisioned theater.

88
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent

See it if you have a mind for quick humor, you enjoy quality comedic musical theater, you are versed in The Renaissance and musical theater histories.

Don't see it if you aren't knowledgeable about The Renaissance and musical theater histories AND get easily frustrated at jokes which require that knowledge

79
Clever, Funny, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if You wanna have a good time, without having to do too much thinking, and while watching a show that's better than you might think it will be!

Don't see it if woman/motherly/family-centered things bore you.

50
Banal, Disappointing

See it if You loved the book....you love Terrence Mann's work...you can appreciate actors doing their best despite the material.

Don't see it if You have another option...don't have a specific reason to see it.

75
Ambitious, Dated, Resonant, Too long, Has potential

See it if you want to see some of the biggest historical names of black broadway all on one stage, you're open to learn, you love tap dancing.

Don't see it if takes on historical pieces aren't for you, too much tap dancing gets under your skin, you're not open to the brilliance they're attempting

85
Profound, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense

See it if you want to be enlightened by an artistic representation of this portion of history which is still relevant today...you can respect it

Don't see it if you are squeamish, overly sensitive, uncomfortable with graphic depictions of war

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see a version of this lovely musical which is more true to the book than the original production...you can give yourself over

Don't see it if You don't like scaled down productions of intimate musicals

100
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you want to see why a Bway newbie got the lead AND won the Tony...want to have your mind blown at how amazing a show can be...want new show

Don't see it if You find special needs people to be funny. Dont't appreciate theater you need to actively follow and think about to get.

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you love classic theater...are a fan of Danny Burnstein...love big musicals...appreciate well done revivals.

Don't see it if you have a short attention span...don't have 2.5 hours to spare

78
Ambitious, Disappointing, Resonant

See it if You appreciate ambitious work, gorgeous choral vocal work, moments of awesome, Lea Salonga, George Takei, and can appreciate hard work.

Don't see it if You're expecting Miss Saigon. This ain't that.

81
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you appreciate comradery , the bard, intimate theater, interactive/immersive theater, fun!

Don't see it if you're easily offended.

80
During previews
Intelligent, Intense, Slow

See it if you enjoyed the book, are a fan of roundabout and studio 54, are a Judith Light fan, appreciate masterful set work.

Don't see it if You don't like slower paced shows, aren't into things which make you think.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want good family entertainment, you love the original book, you like quirky and fun shows

Don't see it if You don't like kids.

93
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see

See it if You're a fan of Michael Cervis, you appreciate new talent, you are a fan of Jeanine Tesori's work, you are interested in queer subjects.

Don't see it if you are sensitive to queer subject matter.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting

See it if you want to see regular people reminding you that life can blow, but we gotta own our ish, and it's gonna be okay, you like smiling!

Don't see it if you can't easily suspend disbelief

85
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Ambitious

See it if you're thirsty for fun and necessary content, you like the music of The Go-Gos, you appreciate a great ensemble and comedic leads.

Don't see it if you're bigoted to the point of disrespect, you'd be turned off to a cool show due to imbalance in role execution.

75
During previews
Intelligent, Refreshing, Resonant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to support diverse casting, have respect for and endeavor to support the hearing-impaired, and want to enjoy Lauren Ridloff!

Don't see it if you're easily bored with non-verbal art. you're expecting dynamic ensemble chemistry, sub-titles and use of cellular apps for sub-titles.

85
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if you're open to being challenged about how you perceive the life and work of Malcolm X, while doing so within a partially fantastical medium.

Don't see it if you're only open to a DocuDrama approach to the telling of this story and these topics.

84
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if you're open to accepting the beautiful Light and Dark of a gorgeous love story, you want to hear tremendous vocals, you love shows w/heart

Don't see it if a merge between storytelling and concert aren't your thing, you easily find things that could be "hippy dippy" annoying or uninteresting

85
During previews
Great acting, Ambitious, Cliched, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if two darned fine artists bring wonderfully written - albeit dated - text to honorable and delicious life, can handle dime-turn emotions.

Don't see it if you aren't one for quick turns from comedy to drama, you're negatively triggered by AIDS-related subject matter, intimate pieces aren't 4 u

75
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Confusing, Quirky

See it if you like fun sets, are a Urie or Testa follower, like stylized bawdy comedies.

Don't see it if you're a stickler for period pieces not being overly modernized....you get aggravated by awesome sets being under used.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are dedicated to seeing HER PORTMANTEAU (these pieces are written to and truly NEED to be seen in Rep), you're open to other cultures.

Don't see it if See it.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see Shakespeare presented in a way that gives it proper respect, while making it accessible to modern audiences.

Don't see it if you're looking for a completely modernized take on Shakespeare where text is updated to modern language.

70
Entertaining, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you just wanna kick back, not overthink one thing, and just enjoy campy delightfulness!

Don't see it if you're offended by men playing women, you have no sense of humor, you can't deal with potentially uncomfortable and claustrophobic seating.

84
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see Israel Horovitz at his funniest...you want to see expert comic timing of various types nailed by stellar actresses.

Don't see it if you'll experience PTSD when faced with the topic of infidelity or suicide..all female casts don't do it for you...dialects are difficult 4 u

80
For a previous production
Intelligent, Resonant, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if you're a fan of Ms. Vogel's & Vineyard's works...you want to see a lovely production.

Don't see it if you're homophobic, and unwilling to see another line of thought...you aren't into thinking theatre

72
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you enjoy Jesse, you can keep up with a fast-paced show, you don't need too much plot to keep you fascinated, you want a short, fun show!

Don't see it if you're the type of person to say "what did he say?!" or "what was that again?"

80
Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want a good time at a show where you can kick back and not have to think a lick...you know disco-era music well...you wanna have fun!

Don't see it if stupid humor bores you...you're expecting something epic & original...you don't want to spend your time and money on fluff.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want a good time at an affordable price...you want to see a successful Bway-to-Off-bway remount...you want to see some new elements

Don't see it if you're easily offended

80
During previews
Cliched, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you appreciate well-acted/directed/staged/written productions that don't really bring much new to known happenings, but are done well.

Don't see it if You're homophobic.

95
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see nearly perfectly executed farce...want to cry laughing!

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor...are easily offended.

86
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You appreciate old school clown work near its best...the meeting of new and old school quirky artistry...you want a good time!

Don't see it if You need words to be entertained

97
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Funny

See it if SEE IT!

Don't see it if SEE IT!

95
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you're open-minded, a fan of Billy Porter, love drag, love Cindy Lauper, want to have fun and have your spirit lifted!

Don't see it if can't think of one reason not to see it!

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if you like big musicals, loved the novel, like spectacle.

Don't see it if you don't like loud shows, or don't like fictional stories.

80
Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Dated

See it if you're a fan of old school, traditional musicals, love big production values, appreciate great ensemble work.

Don't see it if dated material addressing race and culture will easily offend you.

85
Entertaining, Quirky, Great writing, Funny

See it if you're a fan of South Park, enjoy musical comedies, love/appreciate solid ensemble work, are a fan of dance/musical theater choreography.

Don't see it if You're easily offended, or lack an open mind.