Theatre Fan 97

New York City | 18-24 | Male
About:  New Yorker who loves nothing more than going to the theatre.
Reviews (222)
92
Darling Grenadine
Midtown W
Intense, Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if you want to hear an absolutely gorgeous score accompanied by an intense/romantic/tragic story. The cast is superb and the venue is intimate.

Don't see it if you do not like being in such an intimate space with the actors. If alcoholism is a trigger for you, it is at the center of the plot.

87
During previews
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if you like dark humor. The whole thing is a comedy but about some serious subjects. The whole cast is fantastic.

Don't see it if you have trouble with accents. The show had the potential to be an intriguing drama at intermission, but it goes the comedic route instead.

79
During previews
The Minutes
Midtown W
Relevant, Intense, Funny, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a stellar cast and love the work of Tracy Letts. The play has some very funny moments and has a chilling message.

Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy as the ads might suggest. There are definitely some funny moments but it gets super serious. Acting is just ok.

87
Six
Midtown W
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy learning about history in theatre, love pop music, or are just looking to have a great time. Great female empowerment piece.

Don't see it if you are looking for a classic musical. This is more of a concert. It was a little strange they used American accents.

75
Uneven, Slow, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you want to see Len Cariou (He's great) or are interested in an intense family drama about coming to terms with the limitations of old age.

Don't see it if a parent losing their ability to take care of themself is a triggering subject. The first act is very stereotypical and unnecessarily long.

83
During previews
Dracula (CSC)
East Village
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Kate Hamill. Her adaptation of Dracula is very entertaining yet effectively points out the sexism of the original story.

Don't see it if you do not like it when playwrights feel the need to hit you over the head with message instead of letting you figure it out.

76
During previews
Edgy, Dated, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie or want to see something more risqué. The acting and staging is very well done. Tons of great 60's costumes.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical with rememberable music. The music often seems out of place and unnecessary.

87
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Romantic, Ambitious, Dizzying, Intense, Relevant

See it if you want to see what West Side Story would look like if it took place in 2020. Great chemistry between Tony and Maria. Superb dancing!

Don't see it if If you do not want to watch an imax movie screen as opposed to the stage for long stretches. Too much happens off stage. There is no set.

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.

65
We're Gonna Die
Midtown W
Less than an hour long, Unnecessary, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if want to hear a talented singer sing some nice songs about the ups and downs of her "character's" life.

Don't see it if you were looking for some sort of up lifting take on our own mortality as the show might suggest. The story is a single person's experience.

90
During previews
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want to see a revival of a classic that is updated but holds true to its original identity. Everyone in the cast is superb!

Don't see it if the idea of the main character being changed to a woman bothers you. Sondheim's lyrics as we all know can get very wordy at points.

86
Great staging, Dated, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you want to enjoy an old fashioned musical done the way it was originally intended but a bit updated to play for the current times.

Don't see it if you only like contemporary musicals. The second act is a bit weaker and was a bit too long.

76
During previews
Relevant, Depressing, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see a family drama about a family who is trying to save themselves from hitting rock bottom. Great acting and very realistic.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for a downer of the play. It is extremely sad. Great protagonist dragged down by circumstance. Too much going on.

86
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Intense, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a masterful and disturbing performance by Rose Byrne. If you are looking for a psychological thriller this is for you.

Don't see it if family violence is a trigger for you. The show is very disturbing and depicts the worst case of mental health not being treated properly.

73
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Great singing

See it if you love the music of Bob Dylan and want to hear super talented Broadway actors take on his incredible songs.

Don't see it if you loved the off-broadway production. Without the intimacy of the public it looses a lot of its charm. The story is super depressing.

79
Dizzying, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a bunch of Broadway stars in a silly musical that doesn't make you think much. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a serious plot. Lesli Margherita is not in the show enough. She is brilliant and underutilized.

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.

84
Great singing, Entertaining, Intense, 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 sad 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.