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New York City | 18-24 | Female
About:  A (literal) theater-baby working in the NYC non-profit world
Reviews (82)
90
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy language plays; if you want to see some great actors tackle difficult material at break-neck speed

Don't see it if you want an easy-to-follow story; you only enjoy big-ticket musicals

80
The Treasurer
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you are interested in productions that make you question family & what that means in modern life; you enjoy hearing well-acted monologues

Don't see it if thinking about dark family dynamics makes you uncomfortable; you are not interested in a show without a character change or resolution

83
Absorbing, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you want to see a new and interesting side to people you've studied growing up; you are interested in academic theater

Don't see it if you want a play full of action rather than reflection; you know nothing about the three historical figures listed.

95
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a little magic in Central Park; you want to laugh at an amazing cast lead by all-stars Annaleigh Ashford and Danny Burstein

Don't see it if you don't enjoy any cuts in your Shakespeare; you are only a fan of the tragedies

58
Clever, Ambitious, Confusing, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if you want to see a new take on a coming of age story; you love everything about Peter Pan

Don't see it if you don't want to watch the theme of not growing up repeated over and over for 90 minutes; you want a play with a solid conclusion

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Enchanting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you want to see two stellar actresses take on incredibly difficult roles almost flawlessly

Don't see it if you are only interested in contemporary language; you care more about action than dialogue

75
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you enjoy fresh takes on classic works; you want to think critically about our current world and how politics never seem to change

Don't see it if you do not want to mix politics and performance; you need a production that feels constantly active

100
Exquisite, Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a cast of brilliant actors perform flawlessly about two inches from you; you enjoy shows that make you truly feel something

Don't see it if you cannot stand immersive productions

58
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if seeing a play with good acting is more important than one with a fleshed-out plot; you enjoy character study plays

Don't see it if you want a play that ends someplace different than it began; you want the characters you're watching to have any redeeming qualities

90
Fade
West Village
Absorbing, Profound, Relevant, Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see great actors convey a story with a fresh take on class and race relations; you enjoy productions on an intimate stage

Don't see it if you don't enjoy 2-person plays; the subject matter of race in America right now is not interesting to you

90
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Masterful

See it if you want to experience a stellar ensemble cast put an original twist on an old story; you enjoy a bit of audience participation

Don't see it if you cannot handle performers surrounding you; new versions of old stories bore you

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Riveting

See it if you want to see a classic black comedy redone extremely well; you can find humor in the darkness of humanity

Don't see it if you need your humor to be light; you don't enjoy small, nuanced projections

88
During previews
The Liar
East Village
Hilarious, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if you enjoy David Ives and/or farces; you want to take a couple of hours to laugh about liars rather than be scared of them

Don't see it if you can't stand plays in verse; keeping up with the plot twists in a farce makes your head hurt

83
Othello: The Remix
Midtown W
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy hip-hop, Shakespeare, or new takes on old stories by some fantastic performers

Don't see it if you can't sit thru 90 minutes of constant music or rapping; you want to keep your Shakespeare original

80
Falsettos
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Dated, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an all-star ensemble cast tackle a very difficult piece

Don't see it if you can't stand a presentational production or a plot with some major holes

33
Disappointing, Cliched, Quirky, Slow, Fluffy

See it if you really enjoy cream-based drinks, especially when they are free; you like "campy" performances

Don't see it if you can get tickets to see any of the other "performance with drinks" shows happening now; you don't want to have to get drunk to have fun

85
During previews
Ride the Cyclone
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy new musical theater; you are a fan of dark comedies

Don't see it if you only like classic musical theater; you get creeped out super easily

90
The Roads To Home
West Village
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a group of extremely talented actors taking on the work of a classic playwright

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Horton Foote or period pieces of any kind; you need a lot of action in the plays you see

70
This Day Forward
Gramercy
Entertaining, Confusing, Cliched, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are a fan of Nicky Silver; you think plays are worth seeing for a couple of great moments

Don't see it if you need your plays to be polished; you like your plays to be about more than family drama

68
Great acting, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you want to see Judith Light give a riveting performance; you are an extreme fan of solo shows

Don't see it if you need a story that goes somewhere or a character that is not written as a bit of a stereotype

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy watching plays that emulate real life; you have ever had an awkward family holiday

Don't see it if you need your shows to come to a climax and subsequent conclusion; you enjoy larger-than-life, cheery stories

95
For a previous production
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Ambitious, Must see, Profound, Relevant

See it if you are passionate about art for the differently abled; you enjoy pieces that seamlessly join text and music

Don't see it if you need to see a linear story or something focused on text; you enjoy large-budget productions

65
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you want to see an amazing performance (James Monroe Iglehart); you love all things Disney

Don't see it if you don't mind that the other actors are mediocre; you mind simplified dialogue and plots

88
Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Resonant

See it if you want to see some great actors take on a myriad of characters; you enjoy quick moving work

Don't see it if you are not a fan of collections of short stories; you cannot stand some stories being left unfinished

95
ZAMBONI (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Original, Profound

See it if you want to hear a truly original story; you enjoy great acting in intimate spaces; you want to think about the play you are seeing

Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching plays focused on dark subjects; you don't like it when the "bad guy" isn't a black and white choice

70
Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy Shakespeare stripped down to its core; great songs and a couple of fantastic performances are enough to keep you entertained

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh take on a classic; you are interested in a flashy piece with big production numbers

75
Absorbing, Entertaining, Profound, Resonant, Intense

See it if you want to see some great actors tackle tough material; you want to talk about the art you see after leaving the theater

Don't see it if you can't handle dark theater; you are not a fan of plays with music involved

98
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Exquisite

See it if you want to see Ben Platt give one of the best performances in modern musical theater; you enjoy musicals with a purpose.

Don't see it if you can't stand pop/rock musical theater sound, no matter how well-performed.

98
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if you enjoy Bette Midler, classic musicals, and/or amazing dancing; you want to escape from daily life for 2.5 hours

Don't see it if you only enjoy new works

70
During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Cliched, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if you view As You Like It as only a love story; you enjoy condensed versions of classics

Don't see it if you want to see a version of the show without major cuts; you enjoy all actors in a production to be of a similar caliber

73
Sweat
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you are interested in watching well-written characters struggle with problems of an average life

Don't see it if you want to see a production where the characters grow throughout the play; you don't like knowing the ending during the first scene

88
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting, Profound

See it if you want to see a breathtaking depiction of a true story told by amazing actors; you enjoy plays fueled by language

Don't see it if you are hoping to see big production numbers or a show with constant laughs; you aren't in the mood to think while seeing a play

95
Absorbing, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Great acting

See it if you enjoy retellings of classics that focus on the story rather than the spectacle; you want to see two captivating actors play iconic roles

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Sondheim (even if you don't, this production is probably worth making an exception)

73
If I Forget
Midtown W
Clever, Intelligent, Slow, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great actors tackling a challenging script; family drama are your style of play

Don't see it if you don't enjoy plays where characters do not change by the end; you don't want to hear the same arguments multiple times

75
Entertaining, Cliched, Great singing, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you think good performances are more important than an engaging plot; you enjoy doo-wop music

Don't see it if you want a fully fleshed out story; you don't like knowing the ending before the production begins

50
Man From Nebraska
Midtown W
Great acting, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking, Cliched

See it if you are happy to see a piece with an interesting story and a brilliant leading actor

Don't see it if you want a story with a clear through-line; you can't stand sitting in silence; you need all actors to be the same caliber

60
Milk and Honey
Midtown E
Dated, Enchanting, Disappointing, Great singing, Slow

See it if good vocals mean more to you than an outdated and slightly offensive script

Don't see it if you are unwilling to sit through a poor book to reach some powerful and well-performed songs

85
For a previous production
Hundred Days
East Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Romantic, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy watching two people visibly in love talking about the beginning of their relationship; you like new styles of musical theater

Don't see it if you don't enjoy The Bengsons; you prefer standard musical theater more than concerts

62
The Mikado
Upper E Side
Entertaining, Fluffy, Dated, Cliched, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of G&S; you see shows for their music rather than their plot

Don't see it if you want something original or quick-paced; you need a sensible plot in order to enjoy a production

75
In Transit
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Refreshing, Cliched

See it if you enjoy a capella music; you want a fun, fluffy show with a cliched happy ending

Don't see it if you need an engaging story along with your entertaining music

82
For a previous production
The Wolves
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Quirky

See it if you are a fan of ensemble pieces; you are interested in seeing an original piece by a new and exciting artist

Don't see it if you can't keep up with fast/overlapping speech; you prefer pieces structured around a single character

75
Clever, Entertaining, Intelligent, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Good Eats or Food Network shows in general; you want a fun night out at an event that isn't a typical show

Don't see it if you are looking for a plot or a standard show in any way; you don't enjoy the science behind food

80
Drunkle Vanya
Midtown W
Entertaining, Hilarious, Resonant, Raunchy, Clever

See it if you are familiar with Uncle Vanya and want to see a fresh take on the material; you enjoy raunchy humor

Don't see it if you only enjoy standard, linear works; you cannot stand audience participation

35
Ambitious, Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you can be kept entertained through great performances from the supporting cast

Don't see it if you are a fan of Chekhov; you want to feel something as you watch a show

80
During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Fluffy, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy rock musicals and/or listening to a story about one of the pioneers of rock musicals; you like intimate musicals

Don't see it if you don't enjoy minimalistic productions; you need your stories to be polished

70
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic, Dated

See it if you love Irving Berlin, classic movies, or feel-good musicals

Don't see it if you enjoy seeing work that challenges you to think; you want to learn something by seeing a show

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy biographical pieces; you want to see 2 masterful performers tackle a difficult piece

Don't see it if you need a show where the plot moves forward; you can't standing watching actors mime playing instruments on stage

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a cast of amazing performers, lead by a true star (Erivo); you enjoy a musical with a profound, deep story

Don't see it if you don't enjoy minimalistic sets/staging; you can't handle dark themes in a muscial

75
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Original, Raunchy, Clever

See it if you enjoy the show "Drunk History," if you want a fun night out with friends

Don't see it if you are hoping for a show rather than an experience; you don't like laughing at actors who are laughing at themselves

83
New Songs Now
West Village
Absorbing, Entertaining, Original, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of new musical theater, you like getting the inside scoop on new art

Don't see it if you want to see a show and not an open mic, you like seeing things you already know something about