Stephanie 7104

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Reviews (62)
85
Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like plays loosely based on history. It’s a serious play with music with that mostly takes place during the Cambodian Pol Pot regime.

Don't see it if You can’t bear torture scenes. There’s not a lot of blood and the play doesn’t focus on torture but it’s there.

Also Performances from the entire cast are great. Parts of the show are har... Read more Read less

80
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see an updated version of WSS. Also, if you want to revisit the music and choreography of WSS.

Don't see it if If you want to see the original version of the show.

Also The screen projection was over used. They could have limited it - it w... Read more Read less

85
Sing Street
East Village
Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like 90's music set to Irish backdrop of teen angst amidst a depressed economy.

Don't see it if you don't like teen movies.

80
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You’re a fan of Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle.

Don't see it if You don’t like the musical.

65
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Quirky, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Macbeth interpreted in a contemporary version that takes place in a fast-food restaurant.

Don't see it if if you don't like contemporary versions of Shakespeare plays.

86
During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like romantic musicals with a lot of glitz and glamor. High energy and incredible set design.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with sexy and scantily clad dancers. Also, if you want to hear original music this isn’t the show for you.

Also Mostly pop songs from the last 20 years make up the music and some dia... Read more Read less

90
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you love Kelli O'Hara. the show is very entertaining with great singing, dancing and comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or Taming of the Shrew.

90
All My Sons
Midtown W
Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Arthur Miller or a play about family drama that's suspenseful. Great acting.

Don't see it if you don't like family drama.

95
Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a show with great story telling. 3 actors, one set, one costume set, spanning 175 years of history.

Don't see it if if you can't sit thru 3+ hours of play about the history of a company.

95
During previews
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if if you like shows with a lot of glitz and glamour - Cher style. Also, if you're interested in all things Cher.

Don't see it if you have 0 interest in Cher.

Also I didn't know much about Cher and enjoyed the show a lot. I thought St... Read more Read less

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you want to see a "different" play with music borrowed from Bob Dylan's catalog.

Don't see it if you prefer traditional musical with a story arc.

Also I thought Act 1 was good (wasn't sure where this was taking me but I w... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a play about journalism vs. creative writing. Witty, funny and fast paced show with solid performances by all 3 actors.

Don't see it if You want a musical or don’t like plays about fact vs. fiction.

80
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if you want to see a play about a woman's life that seems ordinary on the surface but in hindsight is rich with experience.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing a show that's not in chronological order. you have to put some effort & focus to understand where she is in her life.

88
Carmen Jones
East Village
Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a show distilled down to great (opera) singing, acting and choreography. The cast is superb.

Don't see it if You don’t like opera or shows about tragic love story.

Also Great ensemble cast led by Anika Noni Rose.

85
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you want to see a show with rich text and references to James Joyce and Dada art movement.

Don't see it if you're not up to being laser focused on fast paced dialogue.

Also it took me about 10 min into the show to understand what's going on.. ... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You like traditional musicals with a lot of dance choreography. It’s like watching the old movie musicals. The singing and dancing are great

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy traditional musicals especially those with a lot of ballet inspired choreography.

Also If you can’t watch shows with a plot line of spousal abuse then this i... Read more Read less

95
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Intense

See it if You want to see an intense show about what happens when one becomes obsessed and desperate with getting something they can’t have.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy plays about intense human emotion. Also, this play is staged with strobe lights and loud music.

Also The ingenious staging and performances are worth seeing the show. Amaz... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Ambitious, Slow

See it if You’ve never seen Denzel onstage.

Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 4 hour play. It’s uneven - absorbing at times but mostly slow. Also, don’t see it if you’re into pipe dreams.

85
Kings
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see a play about politics and power.

Don't see it if you don't like plays about politics

90
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you want to see great theater. I was amazed that 3+ hours can go by quickly. the play is great because of the text, go see it!

Don't see it if if you don't like or are uncomfortable with plays about homosexuality or have supernatural elements.

85
Hangmen
Chelsea
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Riveting

See it if you like plays that are funny and dark at the same time.

Don't see it if you don't like dark comedies

90
During previews
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Funny, Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You like stories about teenage girls’ lives. Well written and acted. Quick dialogues and transitions between all the characters.

Don't see it if You’re not interested about what goes thru the minds of American teenage girls. Also, if you’re bothered by overlapping conversations.

85
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if If you like plays about gender identity, fantasy and mystery. Clive Owen is really good in this role.

Don't see it if If you are uncomfortable with scenes about sexuality and nudity.

Also This is a great play and you can see the Julie Taymor touch. Clive Owe... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Ambitious, Great staging, Profound

See it if You like family dramas and great staging. See it if you allow a play to slowly unfold.

Don't see it if If you don't like family dramas.

Also I thought the first 30m of the play was slow and the British accents a... Read more Read less

90
During previews
The Portuguese Kid
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You want to laugh and see great comedy. I thought the play was well acted and the dialog was witty.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a drama.

90
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like family drama / comedy. Very funny show with an underlying sadness about marriage, relationships and the need to be seen and loved.

Don't see it if You don’t like storyline about family and couples relationships.

75
Ambitious, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You’re a fan of Alanis Morisette’s music.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a family/YA drama packed in 2 1/2 hours. The show crammed in all the social issues it could think of in a show.

Also I love Alanis Morisette so I was looking forward to the show. The voca... Read more Read less

90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of David Byrne and the Talking Heads.

Don't see it if you don't like concert style shows with a bit of performance choreography and political statements.

90
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an updated version of Evita or if you’ve never seen a production of the show.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals about historical people.

Also Solea Pfeiffer is great in this role.

85
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like plays that are both funny and tragic. it's a play about a 50 yr old man going thru a mid-life crisis.

Don't see it if you are not okay with nudity and sex scenes.

85
During previews
Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a love story unfold between two people who have been "broken" by past relationships.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with nudity and sex scenes.

Also There's a lot of humor in the play to balance the sad lives of these 2... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you are a big fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with great music. so much talent onstage but the material is lacking.

100
Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like original musicals with Greek mythology set to folk-rock music.

Don't see it if you want to see a traditional musical .

Also saw this show Off Bway at the NYTW and liked it but the Broadway versi... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a great play about America and racism.

Don't see it if If you can’t deal with strong language and plot lines about racism.

Also While the play tackles racism in 1934 so much resonates in 2018. Also,... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a show that makes you think. The play doesn't have a typical linear story - almost like a stream of consciousness monologue

Don't see it if you don't like plays without a coherent and chronological storyline.

Also there were a lot of aha moments even if it seemed funny and quirky. Th... Read more Read less

75
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a drama about the Troubles/IRA and how it affects a family.

Don't see it if you can't sit thru a 3 hour drama about the IRA and it's effects on different generations of one family.

Also this is one of those plays where there's a lot of talking and less "do... Read more Read less

50
Great singing, Disappointing, Slow, Banal

See it if you are a great fan of the movie and want to see a musical version of it.

Don't see it if if you want to see an entertaining show. The music and lyrics are so bland that even with great performers, the show is uninteresting.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing

See it if you want to see a fun and "fluffy" show or a fan of the Go-go's 80's music.

Don't see it if you are looking for a great musical or a show that is provocative or moving.

Also It's a powder puff kind of show - mindless and harmless that puts a sm... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you love the show and want to see a great revival and grand staging of the show. Great cast, ensemble and singing.

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals.

Also The costumes alone should get a standing ovation. Lauren Ambrose's voi... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you love the books and movies and want an experience of the movie and HP characters live onstage.

Don't see it if Harry Potter series does not interest you.

Also The stagecraft and magic works best in Part 2. I thought Part 1 was li... Read more Read less

85
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy witty wordplay, quick dialogue and comedies about identity mixups.

Don't see it if You don’t like wordy plays and comedies with campy acting.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if If you like the movie or Tina Fey’s humor. It’s entertaining, funny and upbeat. The cast is great and choreography and singing are amazing.

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals about high school and teenage angst.

75
During previews
Miss You Like Hell
East Village
Great acting, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if You want to see an original musical about the mending of a broken mother / daughter relationship.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a splashy musical or not into stories about dysfunctional relationships.

Also Gizel Jimenez and Latoya Edwards are standouts. Hope to see more of th... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

See it if you like sharp, witty and funny play about women. All three actresses deliver great performances. see it!

Don't see it if you are not into seeing a play about life with a female perspective.

75
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you like Edward Albee plays. The acting was great - enjoyed The Zoo story.

Don't see it if You don't like plays that are 2-handers with a lot of dialogue and not much action.

90
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if you like Austen with a lot of comedy. It's a very funny adaptation with actors taking on different roles.

Don't see it if you want classic Austen.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like low key shows about love and longing.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with big sets and musical numbers.

Also Katrina Lenk has a gorgeous voice. It’s a beautiful show that’s about ... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if If you like plays about LBGT or dysfunctional families. Very well acted and staged.

Don't see it if You can’t handle love stories between 2 men.

Also This is a very funny play with an underlying theme of sad souls lookin... Read more Read less

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Must see

See it if You like the musical - this is a great cast (saw it with Hugh Panaro and Carolee Carmelo). The singing and acting are superb.

Don't see it if You don't like the musical or being in small theaters. It's very intimate and has an immersive feel depending on where you're seated.

Also If you like Sweeney Todd, you shouldn't miss this production.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You like seeing a modern or different take on Hamlet

Don't see it if You like a classic production of Hamlet.

Also The acting is brilliant- Oscar Isaac, Peter Friedman (Polonius), Ritch... Read more Read less