Stephanie D4

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  I make movies, and love theater
Reviews (34)
85
Bandstand
Midtown W
Great singing, Intelligent, Relevant, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if Like big band music, 1940s themes, WWII history or are in the military. It is a powerful story about the lasting effects of war and healing.

Don't see it if Do not like Blankenbeuler choreography, deep subjects or big band music. Others may want to avoid it if sensitive to strong themes of PTSD.

90
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like your plays filled with resonant truths with timeless relevance performed by masterful artists.

Don't see it if U do not think women deserve independence, children should speak their minds, or men should be questioned. Basically if you are dead.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Imaginative, Edgy

See it if you like Andy Karl- he was made for this role. Or if you want a fun show that through the laughs and gags has real heart.

Don't see it if You did not like the movie, if you prefer classic musicals with big sets, or if you do not like any 'camp' with your musicals.

84
Oslo (Broadway)
Upper W Side
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if are a history buff, or curious about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Oslo is a funny, yet insightful tale of the ages-long conflict.

Don't see it if want light & fluffy comedy or performance that you can leave at the theater. This one stays with you.

73
Amelie
Midtown W
Romantic, Quirky, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you prefer highly imaginative staging opposed to ornate sets. Or if you love Phillipa Soo - she's a treasure. Great singing all around.

Don't see it if you LOVED the movie. The first act adheres to the film in ways that miss the mark, but the show comes into its own in the second act.

85
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Great singing

See it if a fun show with characters you care about and memorable songs is your jam. The musical stands on its own, though the film is great too.

Don't see it if You did not like the movie, don't like Sara Bareilles' music, or have an issue with over the top physical humor.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Romantic

See it if liked the movie; or if you like musicals that celebrate imagination, like family-friendly fare, and the story of Peter Pan.

Don't see it if do not like contemporary musicals; if you are looking for a departure from the movie; or if you do not like light, family shows

88
1776 (Encores!)
Midtown W
Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if you love history, politics, clever writing, and interesting insights into our founding fathers.

Don't see it if you have no interest in history or politics, or have no sense of humor.

88
Romantic, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if like Rogers & Hammerstein or classic musicals, a good 'ole fashioned overtures.

Don't see it if prefer modern musicals or plays.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Original, Must see, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you can get a ticket, like operettas and modern music, and can keep up with the fast paced dialogue and high energy performance.

Don't see it if prefer traditional musicals, do not like hip hop or R&B music, have an issue with multicultural casting or are a stickler for history.

100
Clever, Must see, Original, Masterful, Great staging

See it if you know someone on the autism spectrum, love great theater, and wish to be dazzled by what theater can do.

Don't see it if you have epilepsy (or other light sensitivity), or have a difficult time deciphering an English accent.

100
Clever, Original, Must see, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if you have a pulse - this is one of the best shows running today!

Don't see it if you have intense religious beliefs that you are unwilling to challenge and explore.

79
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy difficult and complex relationships played out on stage.

Don't see it if you want to see these actors play characters they normally play, or if you want light, entertaining, escapist theater.

89
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Hilarious, Intelligent, Original

See it if you are with a group, are a Shakespeare fan and are looking for a raucous good time.

Don't see it if you don't know the first thing about Shakespeare, are attending alone, or don't like to drink alcohol.

71
Fish in the Dark
Midtown W
Quirky, Great writing, Hilarious, Clever

See it if you are a Larry David (and/or Seinfeld) fan, like dry, irreverant humor, and are looking for some good belly laughs.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or complex story.

70
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if have family in town and want to hit some light and entertaining theater.

Don't see it if you don't like Disney, didn't like the animated film, or if don't like kids.

70
Absorbing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you have time and energy from deep, thoughtful theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for light or entertaining fare.

71
A Never-Ending Line
Greenwich V
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You like song cycles, or are a woman of a certain age looking for your theme song. It has empowering songs about womanhood and friendship.

Don't see it if Don't like song cycles, cringe when someone says feminist, or if you do not progressive themes in music or shows.

76
During previews
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Epic, Edgy

See it if You like Shakespearian adaptations that reflect the current environment. Art is relevant! House of Cards fans will enjoy the casting.

Don't see it if Are a Trump supporter, don't like political art or violence.

79
The Outer Space
East Village
Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if you like cabaret, stand-up or one-man shows. The writing is clever and absorbing, and the topics are universal. Great music.

Don't see it if Don't like being in close quarters with your seat neighbors. They really cram you into those seats.

87
Cagney
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of tap dancing, Cagney, or 1930s era Hollywood. This small cast is mighty, each playing multiple characters to great effect.

Don't see it if you want a big spectacle of a musical. This show does exactly what is necessary, without a single excess prop.

77
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you like screwball comedies, clever wordplay, and the wonderful physical comedy of Kevin Kline.

Don't see it if you want to be challenged or to walk away contemplating the tenants of the show. This is purely entertaining.

86
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if like family-friendly musicals; like underdog stories; like shows that celebrate imagination; or want to introduce young kids to theater.

Don't see it if dislike shows featuring child performers, have a difficult time discerning dialogue in a different accent, or do not like kid/base humor

84
Delightful, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Like classic musicals with big company numbers, forbidden love stories, and light political commentary.

Don't see it if Do not like Jewish music, or prefer more contemporary musicals.

85
The Royale
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Refreshing, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you like thought-provoking, interesting theater. If you appreciate good storytelling that allows the audience to use their imagination.

Don't see it if you want a show that spells everything out, so you don't have to use your imagination.

85
During previews
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you like great writing & acting; It's a riveting & intense drama exploring devestating personal experiences with grace and humor

Don't see it if You want a light, conscious-free, theater going experience. Or if you are hard of hearing or cannot understand accents very well.

100
Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Resonant, Enchanting

See it if You want to hear great voices move you to tears, and if you are a fan of the film. They will "take you to church"

Don't see it if You hate the film or book, or if you don't want a spiritual experience or want to be around people who get spiritual.

88
Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like to be entertained, enlightened and have your heart warmed by moving stories in musical theater.

Don't see it if are homophobic or close minded.

96
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Original, Great acting, Great staging

See it if can relate to family drama, like to watch deep nuanced performances, and engaging theater.

Don't see it if you don't like theater in the round, are homophobic, or had a perfect childhood.

71
Airline Highway
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are looking for some edgy, interesting theater, with characters you love to hate until you learn to love them.

Don't see it if you are looking for light, or simply entertaining fare, or want to escape into a happy place.

100
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Original, Intelligent, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you are looking for a laugh out loud musical comedy that breaks the rules and keeps you wanting more.

Don't see it if hold sesame street on a pedestal, or don't have a conflicted bone in your body.

100
Clever, Resonant, Refreshing, Romantic, Hilarious

See it if you can relate to family drama, and love a good romantic comedy.

Don't see it if you are not open to diversity of size, religion or sexual orientation.

100
Masterful, Must see, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if have family in town, love theatrical spectacle, aren't turned off by Disney's affect on Broadway, and want to be entertained.

Don't see it if you hate Disney shows, hated the animated film or if you have something against Julie Taymor.

89
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like Shakepeare, puns, and rock-inspired original musical numbers

Don't see it if You prefer classic broadway, or if Spamalot is your favorite show.