theatrelo24

New York City | Female
About:  I love theater!
Reviews (109)
89
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to be entertained - it was fun. It was overall a better quality show than I expected. Lead actor Santino Fontanto was terrific.

Don't see it if You hated the movie Tootsie. You don't want to see an updated version of something you already like the way it was. You don't like musicals.

86
Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like the music of Meatloaf. You're more interested in rock music than a really good story. You like to watch dancers.

Don't see it if You want a serious show with a solid plot. You dislike Meatloaf music or rock musicals. You don't want something too loud.

98
Intense, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You follow Greek mythology. You like a New Orleans-style setting for shows. You want to see fantastic acting & singing, esp. Patrick Page.

Don't see it if You do not want to see a dark musical and prefer happy-go-lucky performances. You aren't interested in Tony-nominated shows.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Profound

See it if You're a fan of Raul esparza - he's an incredibly talented lead. You appreciate strong ensembles.

Don't see it if You don't like being up close to all the action. You want to see a show where you don't have to think.

88
Entertaining, Fun, Relevant

See it if You love the film (lots of references). You're a fan of cast members already (h.s. parts great, adult parts not as much). You like musicals.

Don't see it if You haven't seen the film (I went w/2 people & they didn't get any references or why people were laughing). You're hard of hearing.

90
Entertaining, Delightful, Great story

See it if You want to have fun! It's also a deeper story than I thought it would be, about fitting in and inclusion, and friendship.

Don't see it if You are very serious and cannot get into silliness. You want to see performers who you already know. You don't want kids in the audience.

89
Fun, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like Harry Potter & will enjoy all the references. You like parodies & want to laugh. You want an enjoyable evening out. All seats good.

Don't see it if You're not into in Harry Potter, or silliness. You want fancy classical theater. You were hoping for something like HP & the Cursed Child.

82
Emotional, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great costumes

See it if You liked the movie Frozen. You don't need love to mean romance. You want to see fun costumes & listen to catchy songs.

Don't see it if You did not like the movie or are sick of the song Let It Go. You want a more intimate show. You do not want kids in the audience.

95
Yerma
Upper E Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You already read original version &/or the contemporary one & want to see it live. You're already a fan of actress Billie Piper (great!).

Don't see it if You don't want to deal w/ serious topics/ things that real women go through. You want the original script played out. You want a happy play.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Joshua Jackson, his work here is extensive and incredible. You are interested in the deaf community.

Don't see it if You already saw the show or film and it didn't interest you (nothing radically different about this interpretation).

87
During previews
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the cast already- all three performers are terrific. You like Edward Albee. You want a night of solid theater. You like NYC shows.

Don't see it if You don't mind what is basically 2 separate stories with one common character. You like sets (there isn't much there). You don't want deep.

83
Hindle Wakes
Midtown W
Great acting, Great sets, Great casting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a stage transformed from a modest home to a grand mansion. You want to see an interesting story, well told by fine actors.

Don't see it if You do not like dramas that take place a long time ago. You have a hard time with accents.

83
Mankind
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Relevant, Refreshing

See it if Anson Mount is fantastic! This was a surprising show, not what I was thinking but enjoyable all the same. Topical. Go women!

Don't see it if You want a more serious play because it does deal with serious issues, but is not portrayed as a drama. Warning: Minor audience interaction.

85
After the Blast
Upper W Side
Great cast, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You like the cast (Chidi from The Good Place is amazing but also the others). You like dystopian shows.

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing shows about a possible upsetting future. You are triggered by stories dealing with fertility issues.

75
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Entertaining, Light

See it if You like Hal Prince shows, such as Cabaret and Company. Those were my two favorite parts. You're into show tunes.

Don't see it if You want a full show with a plot - this was musical acts from various shows. You want famous people in the shows you see.

75
Junk
Upper W Side
Interesting, Entertaining

See it if You're interested in plays that take place in the 80s and deal with that whole culture, including stories based on real events of that time.

Don't see it if You cannot follow or do not have any interest in financial terms. You don't want to see a show with a bunch of men standing around talking.

72
During previews
Jericho
East Village
Entertaining, Interesting

See it if You want background on Carousel (the musical). You want to support off Broadway theatre. You want a solid first act to keep you interested.

Don't see it if You want Broadway quality theater as a general experience. You only like contemporary works.

87
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Ambitious

See it if You watch John Oliver, Rachel Maddox, Bill Maher & are interested in politics in general, or are distraught over our current situation.

Don't see it if You want a fiction story w/plot (this is mostly one man telling stories relative to our current political climate). You're not open-minded.

86
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if You like A Doll's House & want to see a possible version of "what happened next." You're interested in exploring feminism, marriage & more.

Don't see it if You have strong ideas about who these characters were and don't want to see actors that don't fit the mold.

94
Entertaining, Great casting, Optimistic, Upbeat, Fun

See it if You like fun dancing, talented performers, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes, catchy songs you know. You want to leave the theater smiling.

Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't want to see this hopeful, moving, funny, entertaining piece of theatre.

Also Please note I saw (the wonderful) Donna Murphy as Dolly, not Bette Mid... Read more Read less

86
Indecent
Midtown W
Powerful, Effective, Different, Beautiful, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a presentation of a true story. You like ensemble pieces. You like plays with music.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a play within a play or get frustrated by actors playing different roles.

81
During previews
Underground
Midtown E
Entertaining, British, Relevant

See it if You enjoy contemporary stories. You can relate to awkward first dates and romance in today's social media culture.

Don't see it if You don't like simple staging with focus on story instead of spectacle. You only want American theatre (this is part of Brits Off Broadway).

81
Wakey, Wakey
Midtown W
Great acting, Quirky, Slow, Thought-provoking, Interesting

See it if You're a fan of Michael Emerson from LOST & Person of Interest since the show is mostly him. You don't mind a slower pace.

Don't see it if You do not want to think about death or dying or what a life means as you're living it rather than towards the end of it.

85
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Different, Interesting

See it if You enjoy non-traditional Broadway shows & performances based on literature. You're already a fan of Josh Groban & his incredible voice.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in seeing something that takes place in the early 1800s in Russia. You want a more typical and happy story.

62
Samara
Midtown W
Ambitious, Quirky, Different

See it if You already like the playwright (I forgot that I don't so this is my fault) - it seems consistent with his work.

Don't see it if You want a more straightforward play with more typical staging & seating (as a short person, my second-level seat was uncomfortable).

95
Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You know Tilda Swinton, because it will be amusing for you. You like funny shows. You want an enjoyable night out with friends.

Don't see it if You don't know who Tilda Swinton is, because it may not be as fun for you (although still entertaining I would think!).

95
Epic, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You read the play already & want to see it come to life. You love the Harry Potter world & want to get re-immersed. You like spectacle.

Don't see it if You dislike Harry Potter. You do not like long shows. You are not interested in seeing characters you know come to life in a different way.

92
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Masterful, Entertaining, Shocking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see powerful theater of high quality.

Don't see it if You do not like long plays. You do not want to see shows with kids or animals.

86
Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You're a fan of Michael C. Hall- he's terrific and it's a one man show. You like when performances aren't cookie cutter.

Don't see it if You don't like the breaking of the 4th wall. You want a linear plot.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see three talented actresses portray a realistic story. You want to see a well-produced show where everything adds dimension.

Don't see it if You want a comedy - while it's quite humorous this is more of a thinking piece. You want a musical - this is a play, a real piece of theater

87
Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like old-school musicals. You like the lead actors from TV & want to hear them sing. You want to see great costumes & great sets.

Don't see it if You don't want to watch the anti-feminist values of days gone past in action. You don't like large-scale Broadway musicals & prefer drama.

78
Entertaining, Dated, Ambitious

See it if You like the not-often-produced musical Chess and want to see it any venue. You like the 80s and find US/Russia relations interesting.

Don't see it if You don't want to travel to Brooklyn for theater. You want superior production quality.

80
During previews
Mlima's Tale
East Village
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You like storytelling theater, live music that really weaves itself beautifully into the play & great acting. You care about elephants.

Don't see it if You do not like sad (but real) stories of animal abuse. You do not like when actors play more than one character.

72
Later Life
Midtown W
Entertaining, Dated

See it if You like shows that take place in Boston. You like stories about missed connections and romance/friendship later in life.

Don't see it if You do not like when actors play several characters at once (there are two main actors & then two who play all the other parts).

79
During previews
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Great cast, Great set design, Entertaining, Slow at times

See it if You enjoy children's literature or stories about eccentric authors. You like the cast already - all three have been on TV.

Don't see it if You like a faster-paced, more clear-cut story. You do not like fantasy elements brought into your experience.

81
Hey, Look Me Over!
Midtown W
Entertaining, Delightful, Great cast

See it if You are a fan of Broadway musicals; you will appreciate the cast and the songs especially but also the costumes, sets, orchestrated music.

Don't see it if You want a plot (this is more of a Cabernet style with a couple of songs each from various shows). You want to know all the songs already.

82
Entertaining, Interesting, Dated

See it if You like shows based around real life events or situations - these events actually took place, which I think is more fascinating.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following various accents and various time periods - it jumps back and forth (I thought it was clear but you may not).

82
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great dancing

See it if You like cats (the animal). You enjoy seeing fun costumes and great dancing. You want to hear a beautiful rendition of Memory.

Don't see it if You don't like actual cats (there's a great deal for cat lovers to appreciate). You think the whole idea is cheesy (may as well embrace it).

85
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing

See it if You like the actors (Amazing Cast). You want to laugh (it's funny). You're already a fan of what Steve Martin has done (Bright Star, etc.).

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical because it comes from Steve Martin (it is a comedy, but no singing/music).

75
Entertaining, Stylized

See it if You like the actors - the acting style was a bit overdone but the performers are solid talents so it ended up working.

Don't see it if You don't like period pieces. You don't want to sit through something too long - the show seemed complete after Act 1 so the rest was extra.

79
The Parisian Woman
Midtown W
Topical, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You're fans of Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas or the other performers - they do not disappoint. You're interested in the current political climate.

Don't see it if You want audience management (it's only a 90-minute show & several people in our section spent 30 minutes crinkling candy wrappers).

84
Entertaining, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You liked the movie, although I hate the movie and enjoyed the show. You like the lead Andy Karl, who is very appealing. You like musicals.

Don't see it if You don't want to see repetitive scenes (whole basis of plot). You easily fall asleep at matinees. You don't like shows to get a bit dark.

86
Ambitious, Entertaining, Epic, Great singing, Great sets

See it if You enjoy large-scale productions. You're familiar w/ the story & want to see it come to life. You want to hear gorgeous voice of the lead.

Don't see it if You want a happy ending. You are not interested in war-related stories. You are into love stories. You are looking for a more intimate show.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh & escape reality a bit. You like Michael Urie (he & the rest of the cast are terrific). You like cool two-level staging.

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy or shows revolving around miscommunication & misunderstandings (not normally my thing but this was well done)

Also I saw this show at New World Stages, not the original theater.

80
During previews
Pipeline
Upper W Side
Great acting, Well-produced, Thought-provoking

See it if You want good actors, good story, good production. You appreciate detail; the stagehands were dressed as janitors (takes place in a school).

Don't see it if You don't like a vocal audience (testimony, response, and audible reactions encouraged by playwright).

82
During previews
Marvin's Room
Midtown W
Great casting, Great acting, Absorbing, Dated

See it if You want to see a solid production with talented performers. The two main actresses made excellent sisters. Good sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You want something light and happy, with a clear ending (I never saw the film but the ending felt a little abrupt).

76
Ambitious, Intense, Interesting

See it if You like poetry. You like seeing shows based on real experiences. You enjoy story-within-a-story shows.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate or have an interest in poetry in various forms or how poetry moves people.

78
Venus
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Intense, Interesting

See it if You are already a fan of Suzan-Lori Parks as I hear it is consistent with previous work. You're interested in the specific story being told.

Don't see it if You're not in for a heavy evening (there are some lighter elements but overall it is more disturbing material). You want a traditional show.

79
Special effects, Interesting choices, Great leads, Great writing, Dated

See it if You love the play already. You're a big fan of actress Sally Field. You appreciate special effects, such as rain on stage.

Don't see it if You are not into memory plays, or playwright Tennessee Williams. You want actor casting to adhere to what you've read in the play.

79
Vanity Fair
Midtown W
Entertaining, Lively, Quirky, Stylistically mixed, Well-narrated

See it if You want to see a new version of a known story - this is told in a different way. You like a bit of clowning / physical comedy.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays. You don't like fart jokes. You want to see the classic version of the book / movie you already know.