theatrethatmatters

New York City | 35-49 | Female

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Reviews (25)
100
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Epic

See it if You want to be engaged on every level. It is theatre at its best.

Don't see it if You cannot handle the running time. I felt that it moved very quickly.

100
The Winning Side
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great staging, Epic

See it if You want to see an epic story told in a fresh, exciting and relevant way.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see plays of substance!

90
During previews
Great singing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the musical! It's truly funny and weird and wonderful.

Don't see it if you don't like campy, comedic productions about murder and ethics.

Also Jonathan Groff was spectacular. Phenomenal! And c'mon - Christian Borl... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Great Society
Upper W Side
Great staging, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in historical dramas with inventive staging.

Don't see it if you want a lot of depth. This production is beautifully executed - Brian Cox is spectacular. But it doesn't delve quite deep enough!

85
The Rolling Stone
Upper W Side
Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see great acting in a production that grapples with relevant and vital issues.

Don't see it if you want to see fluffy material that isn't socially engaging.

80
Relevant, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you see a lot of Broadway! There's so many fantastic insider jokes.But also if you want to see LGBTQ+ storyline in the center of a musical!

Don't see it if you want a lot of depth and nuance. It's super fun with a message BUT it doesn't go much below the surface.

Also The performances are AMAZING! The Leads are extraordinary!!!!! The onl... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great singing, Great acting, Must see, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy seeing beautifully acted Shakespeare in the Park! Such a vibrant and exciting production!

Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy beautifully performed Shakspeare.

Also Danielle Brooks is a revelation. She is magnificent! And I loved Marga... Read more Read less

85
Edgy, Ambitious, Intense, Refreshing, Great singing

See it if You want to see a totally reimagined staging of a classic musical. You are open to experimental theatre.

Don't see it if you aren't open to new takes on classics. You are totally conservative in your theatre tastes.

Also Before seeing this production, I would have said OKLAHOMA is one of my... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Hilarious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if You are interested in seeing theatre that explores race in hollywood in a very funny and profound way.

Don't see it if You expect a predictable story. The play is full of surprising twists and turns.

95
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to see the work of one of the best playwrights alive! - excellence across the board - writing, directing, acting, design.

Don't see it if you want to see everything neatly tied up.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to seriously consider what the constitution means to YOU. If you want to engage in listening to masterful storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't care about what's happening to this country!

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You love excellent acting and hilarious, poetic and profound writing. There is so much depth of feeling but it is also often quite funny.

Don't see it if You don't like all female casts or historical dramas?

Also Bravo to the playwright, director, designers and cast!!

100
During previews
Paradise Blue
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you love great writing and expert storytelling. It's a beautifully constructed play with one of the most gifted casts I have ever seen!

Don't see it if you don't like substance and meaning in your plays. If you don't want to think and feel at the theatre.

Also I cannot stop thinking about this production. It's absolutely 100% wha... Read more Read less

95
Thought-provoking, Must see, Masterful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an actor masterly transform from character to character and you want to delve deeply into big social questions.

Don't see it if you have trouble with an intermissionless show that runs about an hour, forty minutes. I think there could have been a tightening...

Also Michael Benjamin Washington is giving a MASTER CLASS on stage. He is M... Read more Read less

75
Relevant, Immersive, Inventive, Great acting

See it if you want to experience an immersive show with some great acting and non-linear storytelling.

Don't see it if you don't like to move. This is an immersive show - it starts outside in the courtyard and then goes to the theatre and then back out again

Also Several of the actors (Kathleen Chalfant, Kelly McAndrew & Alvin Keith... Read more Read less

90
The Wrong Man
Midtown W
Relevant, Riveting, Intense, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love Joshua Henry! He is phenomenal! Also, the direction and choreography is stellar!

Don't see it if you need a book in a musical.

Also The only weak points to this gorgeous, theatrical and compelling produ... Read more Read less

89
Mojada
East Village
Epic, Great staging, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love classical adaptations that grapple with big social questions.

Don't see it if you don't like to see loose adaptations of classics.

Also The performances by Medea and Lulu were so brilliant but the rest of t... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see some of the best staging on Broadway. Also if you want to see actors transform to tell a story that will fill you with hope

Don't see it if you hate sentimental moments on stage. This show is VERY earnest. And can sometimes slip into sentimental.

Also I loved the show.... Read more Read less

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Epic, Exquisite

See it if you want to see the greatest musical of all time!

Don't see it if I literally cannot think of a reason EXCEPT for the money. Man, it's expensive!

60
During previews
Toni Stone
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in learning more about forgotten people in history.

Don't see it if This play was so disappointing. I am fascinated by the topic but it just did NOT come together.

98
Riveting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see

See it if You love theatre. It’s a love letter yo theatre and storytelling. You love modern tellings of old stories.

Don't see it if You don’t like love stories or you want something that loyally sticks to the original myth.

96
During previews
Hurricane Diane
East Village
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging

See it if you want to laugh! and you want to see some truly fabulous performances and also delve into some truly relevant issues!

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor. You don't believe in climate change....

Also This production features some of the very best stage actresses working... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Slave Play
East Village
Brilliant, Ground-breaking, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a daring, brilliant play written by a GENIUS playwright, performed by a brilliant ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if You expect this to be the same old theatre....or if you can't handle 2 hours without an intermission

99
Ambitious, Enchanting, Great staging, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You love Harry Potter. If you want to see theatrical magic!!! It is an absolutely spellbinding experience. So beautifully staged.

Don't see it if you don't know or like Harry Potter. It's best for the Potter fans. Also, the script isn't the star - it's definitely the staging.

100
Transfers
West Village
Absorbing, Great writing, Relevant, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You like poignant and meaningful theatre.

Don't see it if You don’t like meaningful theatre.