Theatre Fan 97

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  New Yorker who loves nothing more than going to the theatre.
Reviews (207)
92
During previews
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Slow, Masterful, Great acting

See it if you want to see Laura Linney put on a phenomenal performance in a very compelling one person play. The play is beautiful, sad, and real.

Don't see it if you are bored easily or have trouble paying attention. Her character tells many side stories that can get confusing if you are attentive.

82
Pumpgirl
Chelsea
Slow, Confusing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see an intense play surrounding 3 characters who's lives are intertwined but the show is done in monologues. Great performances!

Don't see it if the subject of sexual assault or suicide is triggering. The show is very confusing at times because of its structure.

96
Sing Street
East Village
Riveting, Romantic, Must see, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to see an exquisite group of actors/musicians (Actors play instruments!). The story is beautiful, inspiring, and makes feel great.

Don't see it if you do not like coming of age stories or rock musicals.

88
Ambitious, Dizzying, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if you want to see superb magic and some tricks that will make your head spin. I honestly was amazed at points and was entertained throughout.

Don't see it if magic you can't figure out makes you uncomfortable or you are tired of magicians assistants being scantly clothed models who do nothing.

78
Seared
Midtown W
Ambitious, Fluffy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see real food made on stage in a set that is a real kitchen. The play has funny moments and some great performances.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that has a lot to say. The first act is basically all set up and could have easily been just 15 minutes.

72
Intense, Confusing, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you want to see a "classic" musical by the great ALW. If you are interested in history you may find the plot interesting.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical that has a clear plot and great music. There are a few good songs but most are not memorable.

81
Great singing, Entertaining, Intense, Overrated, Great acting

See it if you want to see one of the best performances by an actress in a musical that has existed. Adrienne Warren is electric as TIna!

Don't see it if visual depiction of serious of abuse/domestic violence is triggering. The show is very depressing until the very end for the encore.

90
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see Little Shop back where it belongs in a small theatre! Jonathan Groff and Christian Borle are perfect. It's so much fun!

Don't see it if you do not like campy musicals. It is not meant to be taken seriously.

82
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see an adult comedy about a guy in his mid ages going through a mid-life crisis.

Don't see it if don't want to see the worst case scenario of what middle age looks like. There are 2 very graphic sex scenes.

77
The Rose Tattoo
Midtown W
Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a masterful performance by Marisa Tomei! The set is absolutely stunning. This may be the only uplifting Williams play!

Don't see it if you are uninterested in a strange and often slow play about a woman rediscovering her sexuality. The cast is unnecessarily large.

83
During previews
Fluffy, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the books/movie and want to see a very fun/light musical. Chris McCarrell is FANTASTIC as Percy.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you do not have previous experience with the books or movies or are not willing to not take it seriously.

90
During previews
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a fantastic new musical with a beautiful score and amazing modern dance choreography. Joshua Henry gives absolutely superb.

Don't see it if you do not want to see a musical that is completely sung through. Sometimes it drags but is totally worth it.

92
During previews
Intense, Riveting, Must see, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a masterful performance by 2 great actors. The play has an incredibly intimate feel for Broadway and is extremely riveting.

Don't see it if you are triggered by the topic of suicide. The play is extremely tragic yet realistic.

77
During previews
Ambitious, Fluffy, Overrated, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of anything Hamilton related. Cast and/or creative are sure to make an appearance. It is very silly and not a play or musical.

Don't see it if you have a problem playing Broadway prices to see silly improve with a mixture of rap on stage for 80 minutes.

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.

86
During previews
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a great period piece about segregation and racism in the military around world war 2 or want to see a great murder mystery.

Don't see it if the use of strong language about minorities bothers you or you are not interested in a not so pretty part of our countries history.

60
MsTRIAL
Midtown W
Edgy, Excruciating, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like political dramas with a well acted cast.

Don't see it if you are triggered by the subject of rape. The play is very uncomfortable to watch and the only message is that the legal system is broken.

84
During previews
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Intense, Sad, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see an incredible cast put on a very realistic play about relationships, family, and divorce. There are some funny moments too.

Don't see it if divorce hits very close to home and you do not want to witness how a family separating effects every individual.

79
One in Two
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well paced play that gives you a different perspective on a community of suffering people you probably do not know about.

Don't see it if you want an uplifting play. It is meant to educate but does its message is not very clear as to why HIV is different for black gay/bi people

88
Depressing, Intense, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a beautiful musical with a stellar cast. The music is beautiful and Peter Dinklage can really sing!

Don't see it if you do not like depressing shows. The show is absolutely tragic and leaves you feeling sad.

91
During previews
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if you want to be put in the Christmas spirit! The set is GORGEOUS and it is an absolutely beautiful production.

Don't see it if you are tired of this show being done over and over again or do not like Christmas.

100
During previews
Intense, Relevant, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite

See it if you want to see our countries most pressing social issues put on stage in a very powerful way using an incredible album to tell the story.

Don't see it if the subject of sexual assault can trigger you or you are super conservative.

94
During previews
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you want to see one of the most absorbing/important plays to be on Broadway in a LONG time. The 7.5 hours fly by. Superb acting all around!

Don't see it if you cannot sit through a play that is 7.5 hours long and split into 2 parts. Also you need to have a liberal mindset to enjoy this play.

90
During previews
Scotland, PA
Midtown W
Refreshing, Clever, Great singing, Funny

See it if you want to see a top notch cast put on a hilarious current take on Macbeth. The music is delightful and the performances are very strong.

Don't see it if you do not like campy musicals. This is not meant to be taken seriously.

84
During previews
Bella Bella
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see Harvey Fierstein perform in an incredibly relevant and well acted one person play about Bella Abzug.

Don't see it if you are not liberal and believe in female empowerment. This show was clearly written to make a statement about our current political climate

68
The New Englanders
Midtown W
Fluffy, Disappointing, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to see a play that is very relevant with some tones of humor.

Don't see it if you want to see something with substance. Way too many and ridiculous story lines with make no meaning with such serious subjects.

88
Riveting, Ambitious, Masterful, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you want to see some of the best magic and showmanship that has been on a Broadway stage in a while. I now believe Derren can read minds.

Don't see it if the idea that someone can break into your thoughts and secrets makes you uncomfortable. There is a lot of audience participation.

75
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Slow, Great acting

See it if you are a history buff and want to learn more about LBJ and the civil rights movement/Vietnam. The first act is fantastic.

Don't see it if you do not like plays that are 3 hours long. The second act is super disappointing following a great act 1.

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.