Show Addict

Union City | 50-64 | Female
About:  Live is where I live! Former theatrical technician (off to waaaaay off Broadway), love theatre and other live performances. Only time and money (lack of both) keep me from seeing alllllllll the shows.
Reviews (37)
80
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested are interested understanding a prior major event in racial awakening in light of the awakening brought by George Floyd.

Don't see it if Hearing the raw, honest perspectives of people who lived the experience is upsetting. Also some footage of the violence.

91
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see dazzling performance by Adrienne Warren as Tina, and love Tina’s music

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional musicals or don’t like loud rock music

Also See this for Adrienne Warren’s performance alone. She’s dazzling! The ... Read more Read less

84
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie, love hearing a plethora of rock & pop songs, enjoy beautiful scenery and energetic dancing

Don't see it if You don't like suggestive staging & costumes (not for young kids) or loud music. Or you'll be annoyed there's no resolution of Duke's story

92
Must see, Masterful, Epic, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the hottest show on Broadway, are a fan of US History or want to learn about it. History class should have been this fun!

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop music

97
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if you want to be wowed by beautiful staging, singing, costumes, puppetry, and dancing. You don't need a child to enjoy this.

Don't see it if you don't believe in the magic of a theatrical production to take your breath away.

Also I'm not into "kids" shows or Disney on Broadway in general, so took a ... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want to experience pure joy, great music, and musicians having the time off their life

Don't see it if you prefer traditional Broadways shows or don't like rockin tunes

89
During previews
Great acting, Funny, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in a timely commentary on being a young black man without income or privilege in America. Smart writing, excellent acting

Don't see it if Strong language offends you. This is real life. It is not sanitized for delicate sensibilities

70
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want live entertainment by a hardworking cast and can't wait until September for Broadway to open up again

Don't see it if You don't know anything about The Office. Or you want something serious. It's a parody, set expectations accordingly

95
Entertaining, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You are interested in Maori culture, soulful songs and storytelling, or learning about other cultures

Don't see it if You are bothered by songs and some dialogue in an unfamiliar language, or prefer a more traditional play rather than a cabaret style show

Also Amazing singing, storytelling, and modern take on Maori culture. If yo... Read more Read less

100
Great music, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you enjoying a modern telling of Greek mythology with energetic jazz/blues soundtrack. Timeless tale resonates strongly in today's world.

Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals or quiet drama

76
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Intense

See it if You like classic Irish theatre, you want to see a lesser known work by one of Ireland's best playwrights.

Don't see it if You struggle with heavy accents, struggle to pay attention to dramas with a lot of talk but little movement.

85
Great staging, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You like classic Irish theatre, are interested in the 1916 uprising

Don't see it if You struggle with strong accents, don't like the slight melodrama of a period piece, aren't interested in Irish history

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great staging

See it if you enjoy jukebox musicals performed by a talented, hard-working cast, fun date night, fun evening in general

Don't see it if you prefer shows to have dialogue and a plot, don't like rock/pop/country/r&b music

90
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like a modern classic Broadway musical, elaborate production and costumes, are a fan of the music

Don't see it if You aren't into Andrew Lloyd Webber, don't like operatic voices, prefer more intimate productions

Also It only took something like 30yrs to finally get around to this, mainl... Read more Read less

80
During previews
Innit
Soho/Tribeca
Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Raunchy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the story of a teen navigating the high school years, nostalgia for 90s, journey to adulthood both poignant and funny

Don't see it if You don't like 1-person shows, struggle to understand Manchester accent and vernacular

75
Facing the Bull
Greenwich V
Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you like non-traditional, cabaret style, female journey and self-empowerment, folky rock music in an intimate setting

Don't see it if you prefer polished, big productions in traditional theatrical settings

90
Absorbing, Intense, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You are open to a different kind of Shakespeare experience. Brilliant staging, incredible acting. Not traditional, yet very accessible.

Don't see it if you are a traditionalist or have problems sitting still, staying off your phone, and not talking for up to 90min without a break.

90
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You love shows about human relationships in the modern world, very clever staging, 80s flashbacks, great singing and acting

Don't see it if You want a fluffy, happy show, are at all homophobic or intolerant of non-traditional definitions of family

95
The Encounter
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You love good storytelling and/or amazing audio design. Also if you want a very different, personal theatrical experience.

Don't see it if You want to let the actors do all the work to entertain you, you need a lot of visual stimulation, or can't sit still for 2hrs.

Also While Simon McBurney DOES do a lot of work to entertain and inform, th... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy sci-fi and musicals, have a slightly warped sense of humor, or want a fun, entertaining show.

Don't see it if you don't like sci-fi or get squeamish at even light touches of horror. Or if you don't have a sense of humor.

68
Autumn Royal
Chelsea
Disappointing, Funny, Slow, Confusing

See it if You want to support Irish theatre in NYC, the Irish Rep in particular. Good actors, let down by a draggy script.

Don't see it if you don't understand Irish accents or references. Or you want a show that is uplifting - this isn't it.

77
During previews
Cliched, Uneven, Delightful, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy a well-acted, funny, family sitcom with some hilarious and touching moments.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with some cliches around race and sexuality. Or looking for a profound commentary.

81
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a fun, entertaining new musical before it moves to a house that matches the size of the actors' talent.

Don't see it if You like big splashy productions. This is a small splashy production!

79
Chicago (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a classic Broadway show with timeless tunes and that wonderful Fosse-style (via Ann Reinking) choreography

Don't see it if You prefer seeing the latest and greatest shows.

Also Slightly disappointed to find the casting a bit uneven for a Broadway-... Read more Read less

84
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You want to be entertained by a fun musical with great singing. Note: certain scenes may not be appropriate for young kids.

Don't see it if You want deep exploration of issues facing working women. This is a musical.

55
The Watering Hole
Midtown W
Disappointing, Ambitious, Refreshing, Quirky, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to open yourself up to a new and very different experience - and get a tour of the Signature facility at the same time

Don't see it if You expect a traditional theatrical experience with live actors or you need strong narrative and logical flow.

Also I went in expecting more of a narrative flow, so was disappointed in t... Read more Read less

79
Great movement, Confusing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you are interested in different cultures and women's stories

Don't see it if you like a clear plot and traditional play

Also Well performed piece, with intense moments of choreography and sound f... Read more Read less

77
Betrayal
Midtown W
Great staging, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Pinter, and you like intense relationship stories

Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays with no traditional set changes, you prefer more action or musicals

69
Disappointing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like Meatloaf's classics, rock n roll, outstanding vocals, high energy show

Don't see it if you need a clear story or don't like very loud music, don't like Meatloaf's music.

Also Was hoping to love this, because I do love the music which is a bit th... Read more Read less

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant, Clever

See it if You like Irish theatre, drama about family struggles

Don't see it if You struggle with heavy accents, aren't interested in period pieces with resonance to today

80
During previews
Oo-Bla-Dee
Red Bank
Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing

See it if You like jazz music, stories of female empowerment, thought-provoking portrayal of the struggle against prejudice

Don't see it if You want light entertainment or a child-friendly show

85
Cyprus Avenue
East Village
Great acting, Edgy, Relevant, Intense, Funny

See it if you are interested in/are familiar with Northern Irish politics, psychological study of a person grappling with his beliefs

Don't see it if you are easily offended by strong language, violent situations, struggle to understand the Northern Irish accent & vernacular

85
During previews
Get the Boat
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You are interested in the real, raw emotions of women choosing abortion, and forced to leave their country to seek it.

Don't see it if You are not open to discussion of a difficult topic, aren't interested in women's issues, or want light entertainment

Also The time flew so quickly due to the intensity of the story and acting.... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to spend an evening listening to Bruce tell his story in words and song, and can put your phone away for 2 hours.

Don't see it if you don't like Springsteen, expect a full concert, or expect him to perform songs exactly like the recordings or full-band shows.

Also This was like sitting in Bruce's (theatre sized) living room with 900 ... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by a beautifully staged, danced, & sung classic stage musical. Bette Midler is incredible!

Don't see it if you don't like the occasional corny-ness of classic musicals, or don't like huge productions

80
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like Cagney, tap dancing, stories of old Hollywood, good old-fashioned musicals in a smaller theatre.

Don't see it if you want a meaty book, in-depth look at Cagney's life

85
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You're interested in race relations history, South Africa, and human relationships. You like thought-provoking drama.

Don't see it if You want happy, feel-good entertainment, or want to bring young children.