Theatre Fan 97

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  New Yorker who loves nothing more than going to the theatre.
Reviews (180)
76
Dizzying, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you can appreciate amazing detective work and can appreciate the CRAZY amount of work Alison put into this show.

Don't see it if you think you wouldn't care about some random family's life presented through an old fashioned recorder, video, and a script.

78
During previews
Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you want to see a very "woke" play that dives deep into race, interracial relationships, and sex. The cast is fantastic.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a VERY sexual show, with nudity, racist language, and whipping. It can be difficult to follow at times.

87
During previews
Sunday
Chelsea
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an accurate and intense play about what it is like to be a young adult right now in NYC. The staging and set is very cool.

Don't see it if you do not want to see an intense play dealing with sex, drugs, alcohol, and depression.

75
During previews
Betrayal
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see Tom Hiddleston on stage. There are some very interesting directorial choices and the cast has great chemistry.

Don't see it if need action in a play. It is mostly sitting and talking and there is almost no set.

83
Educational, Too long, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see the incredible Alice Ripley in an intimate one-woman show. The show is very moving and an educational about gender fluidity.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the emotional perspective of a parent coming to terms with her gender fluid child. It is long and sometimes drags.

85
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Funny, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are interested seeing a compelling family drama that mainly focuses on the children. The story is very disturbing but its well done.

Don't see it if you do not like watching children on stage. The show is also very tragic and deals with child molestation.

97
Epic, Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the biggest spectacle to hit Broadway in years. The entire design is gorgeous and the performances are fantastic. Go see it!

Don't see it if do not want to hear current pop songs on Broadway. It feels like a night club with a story at times but stick with it!

86
Thought-provoking, Dizzying, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a VERY modern take of an old play. The show is so hilarious. It makes you think deep about achieving happiness.

Don't see it if wouldn't like very modern dialogue in a very old show. The show is hectic and can be confusing at times.

94
During previews
Rinse, Repeat
Midtown W
Intense, Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see an incredibly powerful play written by an up and coming playwright who also stars as the main character.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of family dramas or are not prepared to think deeply about eating disorders and their tragic consequences.

89
During previews
Rock of Ages
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to have an absolute blast and hear some of your favorite Rock & Roll songs live! The show is hilarious and cast is fantastic!

Don't see it if you are a stickler for good theatre etiquette. There is a lot of singing along and there are sure to be some drunk audience members.

74
A Strange Loop
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a modern musical that features gay and black themes. Larry Owens delivers a superb performance.

Don't see it if You are looking for a typical musical. The music gets worse as the show goes on and gets confusing towards the end.

75
Long Lost
Midtown W
Amazing sets, It's a soap opera, Fluffy, Great acting

See it if you enjoy soap opera's that are big family drama's. The acting was quite good and the sets were gorgeous.

Don't see it if you do not like predictable story lines that are over the top. It was basically a 90 minute soap opera on stage.

88
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see one of the funniest books of a Broadway musical in years. Santino Fontana and the rest of the cast is fabulous.

Don't see it if you are looking for a quality musical. The music is nothing special. There is not a single song that you can hum.

92
Raunchy, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want a hilarious night of theatre. Alex Brightman and Sophie Anne Caruso are SUPERB. The sets and effects are out of this world.

Don't see it if you do not like raunchy humor. This show is pretty R rated. The music is nothing special but it works because of the energy on stage.

90
Ink
Midtown W
Fascinating, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to learn something and be thoroughly entertained. The 2.5 hours flew by and the show never dragged. Outstanding acting all around!

Don't see it if you struggle with accents. The British accents were sometimes difficult to understand and they talked really fast sometimes on top of that.

82
Continuity
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a funny comedy that takes place on a movie set that involves many takes of the same scene. Climate change is the focus.

Don't see it if you do not like silly plays. There are some deep thoughts in the play at its core but it is surrounded by ludicrous Hollywood moments.

76
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see two stellar actors on a Broadway stage. Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow are hilarious and have fantastic banter.

Don't see it if you are interested in the play itself. You leave the theatre wondering "what was the point?" It was truly just a star vehicle.

45
Excruciating, Dizzying, Disappointing, Confusing, Funny

See it if You haven’t seen Nathan Lane on stage or like mindless humor. The set is absolutely astonishing.

Don't see it if You like to leave a show knowing what it’s purpose was. Any attempt at serious meaning was undermined by childish humor.

94
Ambitious, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want to see the most hyped up show of the season. The acting was great across the board and the production value was off the charts.

Don't see it if you are expecting the next Hamilton. The hype is a little over the top for this show but it is still very good and worth seeing.

88
Much improved, Fun, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to have a fun night out at the theatre and hear a great score by Joe Iconis. This version is much better than what was Off-Broadway

Don't see it if you cannot stand teenage angst. The audience is full of screaming teens and the subject is for millennials. It is very loud as well.

95
Ambitious, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you love Fiddler and want to see a great production that rivals any other that has been done in NYC. Everything about the show is fantastic!

Don't see it if you do not know Fiddler. If this is your first time seeing the show you will spend too much time reading subtitles and not experiencing it.

86
White Noise
East Village
Uncomfortable, Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see one of the best acted shows in NYC. The play will leave you thinking for days about racism in our society.

Don't see it if you are not prepared to be uncomfortable. There are a lot of uncomfortable moments throughout the play.

83
Ambitious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You have never seen a production of Merrily before. This is one of Sondheim’s greatest scores. The plot is interesting as it goes backwards.

Don't see it if You do not like Sondheim. The show is problematic as the same actors play the same characters in their late 40s and late teens.

80
Superhero
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing act 2, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a phenomenal cast take on a show that is a work in progress but has promise. Kate Baldwin is absolutely brilliant!

Don't see it if you can only sit through very polished pieces. This is a perfect example of off-broadway being used to examine new work and make changes.

84
The Cake
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see a very relevant play about the conflict of loving someone and your religious beliefs. There are some very funny moments also

Don't see it if you do not want to watch another relevant play that reminds you of the times that we are living in.

67
During previews
Ambitious, Confusing, Intense, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see two top actors take on a very realistic play about old age, marriage, and Alzheimer's disease.

Don't see it if you do not care for being confused you. The playwright confuses the audience on purpose so that you don't know what is real and what is not.

88
During previews
Relevant, Slow, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you don't have experience with old plays but want to. This play is VERY accessible for a Bernard Shaw play that was written in the 1800s.

Don't see it if you do not like historical plays. It can be very slow at times. You always need to pay attention or you'll get lost easily.

89
Intense, Masterful, Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see two outstanding performances that deal with the hardest parts of life. You cannot help but feel emotionally invested in it.

Don't see it if you do not want to hear 2 monologues for 2 hours. It is just story telling.

58
During previews
LOVER
Midtown W
Uninteresting, Excruciating, Slow

See it if you want to hear a woman talk about her ex's for 80 minutes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play. She just talks about her life which is not really interesting at all.

86
Dizzying, Epic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love Meatloaf and want to hear his best hits on stage. The performances are fantastic all around and the show is very entertaining.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical. It is more concert than musical and the book is very weak and sometimes doesn't make sense.

68
Fairview
Brooklyn
Disappointing, Confusing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see a pulitzer prize winning play. It has a very powerful message about race in America.

Don't see it if you do want want to feel uncomfortable at the theatre. There are many moments that do not make sense and others that are offensive.

78
Reborning
Soho/Tribeca
Incomplete, Ambitious, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see a dark and creepy play. The acting is great across the board. It was refreshing to see a creepy play which is unusual.

Don't see it if you do not like scary content. The show feels very incomplete. We were shocked that the play was over when it concluded.

63
During previews
Broadway Bounty Hunter
West Village
Dizzying, Disappointing, Excruciating, Raunchy, Funny

See it if you want to see a campy show that will not make you think for an evening. Annie Golden is very good in the production.

Don't see it if you like ridiculous stories, with quality actors giving low quality performances, and subpar choreography/direction. Very disappointing.

63
Disappointing, Raunchy, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want a funny improv show that is very adult and centers around the world of online dating. There is a lot of audience interaction.

Don't see it if you are looking for a play of any kind. The show is very dependent of audience interaction. The show is very uncomfortable at times.

86
During previews
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a shocking play featuring LGBTQ themes. It is scary that this play takes place in the present. Incredible acting all around.

Don't see it if you do not want an intense and disturbing night of theatre. The first act is slow but stick through it because the second is fantastic.

82
Working: A Musical
Midtown W
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you want to see a stellar cast. There are some great songs and the show will make you think about the people who work hard but go unnoticed.

Don't see it if you are looking for a story. The show is a concert featuring songs about people who work in different professions. It's nothing special.

95
Emotional, Great acting, Must see, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you want to see an incredible production that pulls at your heart strings and has an incredible score. The cast is superb. A MUST SEE!!!

Don't see it if you not want to go through the emotions of a show about the civil rights movement.

78
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Interesting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you want to know about an important figure in baseball history who is often overlooked. The actress who plays Toni Stone is superb.

Don't see it if you want to see a great play. There is really not a lot going on theatrically besides the telling a story that nobody knew about.

83
Something Clean
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you are interested in an intense play that looks at a perspective of sexual assault that is often overlooked, the parents of the attacker.

Don't see it if themes of sexual assault can trigger you. It's extremely intense and centers around a horrendous crime against a child and a college student

79
Fluffy, Dated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like an old fashioned musical. There are a lot of funny moments and songs. It's a very cute show that makes for a very pleasant day.

Don't see it if you care about orchestrations. There is only a piano, drum, and base. An orchestra would have made the music enjoyable. The show is dated.

84
Edgy, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see incredible acting or are a Sam Sheppard fan. The play is extremely intense. As a bonus there is a very cute live lamb in it.

Don't see it if dark family dramas upset you. As you can tell by the title it is not an uplifting play. There is also nudity if that bothers you.

87
During previews
Intense, Romantic, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see the great Audra McDonald in a play by the legend Terrence McNally! It was very romantic and a beautiful play.

Don't see it if nudity and simulated sex would make you feel uncomfortable. There are many scenes that feature both so do not bring young children.

74
Disappointing, Raunchy, Funny

See it if you love The Office. All of your favorite quotes and moments are covered. All the actors were really funny and full of energy.

Don't see it if you do not like parodies. True fans will be a little bit annoyed that they changed some plot points and events were out of order.

95
All My Sons
Midtown W
Must see, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like family dramas. This production is brilliantly acted, directed, and has an incredible set. Tracy Letts and Annette Bening are superb

Don't see it if you do not like sad shows. This play does not have a happy ending.

88
Ambitious, Romantic, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like intimate theatre and are interested in seeing a re-imagining of a classic. The cast was excellent and the direction was innovative.

Don't see it if you are a classical Rodgers & Hammerstein's fan and want the classics to be left alone. The dream ballet was the worst part of the show.

82
Nantucket Sleigh Ride
Upper W Side
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a really funny show was a stellar cast. The show is very different and quirky with a lot of odd moments.

Don't see it if you do not like weird plays. I would describe is as trippy at times and it sometimes did not make sense but you have to just go with it.

92
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Hilarious, Romantic, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see Adam Driver and Keri Russell put on phenomenal performances. The show is a great mix of laughs and romance. A MUST SEE!!!

Don't see it if you do not like shows that are celebrity vehicles. It is a good show but its clear they revived this show sell Adam Driver and Kerri Russel.

95
During previews
Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if there are women in your life that you love. All women and men (with an open mind) should see this show. This show is very important.

Don't see it if you voted for that man or you are a man that does not think that society has ever been slanted favorably to white men.

72
During previews
Confusing, Slow, Great acting

See it if you want to see the legend Glenda Jackson once again give the performance of a lifetime or if you are really into Shakespeare.

Don't see it if you cannot sit for almost 4 hours. The show is very confusing and it is very easy to get lost. It is also very bloody if you are squeamish.

78
During previews
Great dancing, Entertaining, Disappointing, Slow, Funny

See it if You are a fan of Cole Porter and old fashioned musicals. The material can be very funny at times and the dancing is supberb.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of old fashioned musicals. The show within the show is very slow at times and the two protagonist are not very likable.