Welvek

New York City

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Reviews (84)
84
Refreshing, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky, Absorbing

See it if you like R&H; want to see it done in new and wonderful ways.

Don't see it if you don't like immersive theater; you don't like new orchestrations and arrangements of older works.

95
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Resonant, Profound, Relevant, Epic, Enchanting

See it if You want to see one of the emeralds of theater; a work about societal control, individuality, acceptance, and love; if you like Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if You don't like when rules are defied.

84
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Great choreography, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Profound

See it if you want to see a new work that's REALLY FUN; a mature re-imagination of Alice in Wonderland, à la Wicked to Wizard of Oz.

Don't see it if You don't like real life, darker, versions of fairy tales.

75
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Refreshing, Profound, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in theater that's experimental, personally-driven, and Jewish.

Don't see it if you want a [strong] story line.

72
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a new musical with really good modern ballet intertwined

Don't see it if you want a clear story-line and traditional musical

86
Empath
Midtown W
Profound, Refreshing, Resonant, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you like one man shows; you want to see something completely different, about authenticity and emotional healing; you want to be read :)

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows; you don't like audience participation (though very little pressure)

Also the unique thing about this Empath was his humility and healthy dose o... Read more Read less

92
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Great writing, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if you want to see a well written, relevant, fun and emotional gay themed play; with a good balance between comedy and drama

Don't see it if if you don't like family drama

71
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Refreshing, Creative

See it if you want to see a truly contemporary queer story told creatively and poetically (though not Shakespearean).

Don't see it if you don't like non-traditional stories, storylines, and if you want a full length and fully developed play.

Also This is my second performance at LCT3 and I am now in love with them. ... Read more Read less

67
Stomp
East Village
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow, Funny

See it if you like rhythm, want a family friendly show

Don't see it if you're looking to be thoroughly entertained. many parts are slow, boring, and repetitive.

82
For a previous production
Entertaining, Great staging, Quirky, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You want to see something really different: a parody of theater, very meta, very funny.

Don't see it if You don't like silly quirky comedies. There really is no message here, it's a parody.

90
Epic, Great staging, Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of HP or if you like Fantasy in general; you want to see some epic staging, special effects, with great acting/story too.

Don't see it if You don't like HP, fantasy, YA style stories.

Also Anthony Boyle (Scorpio Malfoy) stole the show. Also, Scorpio so deserv... Read more Read less

80
Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Fluffy, Slow, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some classic Broadway. Jazz, Fosse, Sex, Drama.

Don't see it if You want a traditional story plot and fast moving show. This is a revue, vaudeville, type show.

Also Too long. Some low energy numbers.

82
Funny, Great singing, Slow, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You want to see the classic, with some amazing singing.

Don't see it if You don't like abstract short works of songs that aren't connected.

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Profound, Refreshing

See it if You want to see a very important historical work that's easily understandable.

Don't see it if You're expecting a super contemporary piece that "could have been written today" with our current progress.

Also The fact that this story was written in and about the pre-Stonewall er... Read more Read less

80
During previews
The Diana Tapes
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a new work and this incredible untold story.

Don't see it if You don't like indie theater

Also Staging was very creative and fun!... Read more Read less

81
The Mushroom Cure
East Village
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want to see a good solo performance; you are interested in psychedelics, or OCD/mental health.

Don't see it if If the subject matter doesn't interest you.

Also Saw this with Michael Tyler who was phenomenal. The directing and bloc... Read more Read less

81
Profound, Intelligent, Intense, Great acting, Slow

See it if You want to go on a long and profound journey with an amazing ensemble.

Don't see it if You can't handle long, cerebral, works; especially older ones where the dialect/speech is harder to follow.

Also Who am I to criticize a great playwright; I do think this work could h... Read more Read less

74
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Great singing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if You like classic rock; to hear some epic Classical–Rock mashups;

Don't see it if You're expecting a jukebox Musical with acting and story. This is a concert

Also This was a fun and moving fusion of classic rock and classical/opera. ... Read more Read less

70
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want to see a cool contemporary play at a very nice non-profit theater. This is the stuff Theatre is built on.

Don't see it if You want a fully developed piece.

81
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Raunchy, Entertaining

See it if If you like Shakespeare, or any word play, sociopolitical commentary; if you like having (or watching others have) a fun time with drinks

Don't see it if You don't want a party show and mature themes; if you don't like the premise

75
Goldstein
Midtown W
Great singing, Cliched, Funny, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You're Jewish; you want an interesting off-broadway experience; see and hear a few incredible actresses

Don't see it if You don't like predictable, rehashed, stories

84
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Fun

See it if You want to see a good fun show; if you've ever been religious or know someone who is.

Don't see it if You don't want hear swear words and critical thinking about religion; you're looking for a more realistic, life-like, show.

89
Absorbing, Great singing, Resonant, Moving

See it if You want to see a intimate, sweet, and moving musical; you are a fan of Harvey Milk and support LGBTQ; you're Jewish

Don't see it if You don't like cliches; though I must say this show worked them very well and it was ultimately quite profound and moving

69
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if You want to have a fun, light-hearted, show with lots of funny sex talk and jokes.

Don't see it if You don't like audience participation.

70
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Cliched, Slow

See it if You want to see some probably the most detailed and creative set ever; you want a cast and story predominantly by and about POC.

Don't see it if You don't like cliches; you want a memorable score.

80
Entertaining, Indulgent, Hilarious, Great singing, Dated

See it if you like amazing singing,dancing, and comedy; you like the "showbiz homage genre"

Don't see it if you want a real, relevant, drama, without fun and cliched caricatures.

Also Kelli O'hara. 'nuf said.

76
Resonant, Refreshing, Indulgent, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You like Cher's music and to see S.J.B. give her EVERYTHING. Truly profound.

Don't see it if You don't like jukebox musicals and their Books.

85
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want a classic Braodway adapted - but make it modern age.

Don't see it if If you don't want think about male privilege and gender inequality.

Also Fun Choreo!

75
During previews
Red State Blue State
West Village
Clever, Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Funny

See it if you want to see something very relevant, political, unbiased, and funny

Don't see it if you want a real, full out, comedy show.

Also the message seemed to matter more than the laughs.

84
Daniel's Husband
Midtown W
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a powerful play about relationships and family; you like plays with casts in one setting; you like gay stories

Don't see it if you don't like gay stories

Also although it's a "gay" story, it's not exclusive - the points delved in... Read more Read less

86
Butt Kapinski
Soho/Tribeca
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like noir, comedy, improv, audience interaction, and unique fun experiences.

Don't see it if you don't like racy, sexual, provocative, and thoughtful comedy. or if you don't like audience participation.

Also one of the best comedy shows ever! a true performer artist. did a real... Read more Read less

69
Gemini
Midtown W
Dated, Disappointing, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you want to see a fun show dealing with homosexuality and family dynamics with fun character work.

Don't see it if you're looking for well written, realistic, story-telling.

81
During previews
Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking, Funny, Slow

See it if You want to see some great acting, a phenomenal leading actress, and a very interesting and poetic piece of theater.

Don't see it if you want a "regular" play with strong paced story and storytelling decisions.

Also lots of interesting choices. Frequent, curtained, and lengthy scene ch... Read more Read less

88
Tevye Served Raw
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you want some background to Fiddler and it's original writer Sholom Aleichem; you like Jewish/Yiddish culture.

Don't see it if You're expecting a full length scripted story; you don't like stripped down productions.

Also This is a series of montages, stories, songs, scenes, etc. almost like... Read more Read less

87
During previews
Entertaining, Fun, Great singing, Absorbing, Indulgent

See it if You like Sci-Fi, YA, and/or Anime; you want to see a very fun and contemporary piece that speaks to today's youth.

Don't see it if You don't like Sci-Fi, YA, and/or Anime.

Also I went into this show very skeptical based on all the extreme reaction... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a contemporary play just provocative enough, super relevant, and fun, with amazing actors. If you like family drama :)

Don't see it if You don't like relevant stories that make one think about society, privilege, and existentialism.

70
During previews
Refreshing, Disappointing, Profound, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if You speak Yiddish and Hebrew and want to experience more of the Jewish flavor of the characters (or via the supertitles)

Don't see it if You're expecting a relevant show and want a proper Yiddish production.

Also I'm sorry to say, this show was irrelevant; nothing new was brought to... Read more Read less

89
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Woke

See it if You what to see what real theater is supposed to be. Intimate, intense, edgy, confronting you with an issue, making you face truth.

Don't see it if You don't like edgy, very relevant, works that confront the status quo.

88
The Labor of Life
East Village
Great acting, Profound, Quirky, Masterful

See it if You want to see a great work with great acting that's absurd and non traditional but yet also simple and very relatable.

Don't see it if You don't like indie, real, theater.

Also Good work NYR – another masterful production!

69
Overrated, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You, your family, etc., saw the original movie and know the music.

Don't see it if You're expecting a fun show that stands on it's own or if you're expecting amazing special effects.

Also Disappointing. They didn't even bother making some jokes or lines for ... Read more Read less

87
Admissions
Upper W Side
Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent

See it if You want to see an amazing new play for our times, with incredible acting.

Don't see it if You don't like stories that make you think about race and privilege.

74
The Stone Witch
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Enchanting, Slow

See it if You want to see a great new piece that speaks to the struggle of creating art and personal demons; incredible set, sound, lighting

Don't see it if You want a very well written script. Some was slow and clunky.

83
Great singing, Slow, Entertaining, Fun

See it if You're a fan of Carole King; you want a fun jukebox style musical, not unlike Jersey Boys.

Don't see it if You want a proper story; don't like slow and boring first acts.

87
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You want a great Play with amazing acting, staging, and reimagining. A wonderful, funny, and profound script, that's very relevant.

Don't see it if It's hard for you to follow older, non-american, plays with older forms of dialect

69
Great singing, Quirky, Slow, Relevant

See it if You want to see female history and female power told through song

Don't see it if You want more of a proper show with a story, dialogue, and more of a flow.

76
During previews
This Flat Earth
Midtown W
Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Ambitious, Moving

See it if You want to see a very contemporary, new work that's extremely relevant and moving; you want to see a great ensemble of actors.

Don't see it if You want a well directed, fully developed, play.

89
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Riveting, Sweet

See it if You want to see: A wonderfully arranged classic that's easily understandable; some epic ensemble numbers; amazing set and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like the older, patriarchal works; you don't like above average length musicals.

89
During previews
Mesmerizing, Great singing, Great staging, Great designing, Great choreography

See it if You want to be mesmerized by a classic; you want to see some of the most beautiful ballet choreography on Broadway; you like surrealism

Don't see it if You don't like dance heavy show; you don't like classical Broadway; you don't like legit singing; you don't like surrealism

97
During previews
Great writing, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to experience a masterpiece of theater and art; from every word of dialogue, to every stage direction.

Don't see it if You don't like commentary on love, politics, philosophy, religion, society, racism, morals, justice, and gay.

Also This is honestly one of the best pieces of theater, or of any art, I h... Read more Read less

81
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Fluffy

See it if You like pop/singer-songwriter musicals; you want a contemporary, fun, and light story.

Don't see it if You want a very memorable score with hit tunes; you want a 'broadway' musical with tap numbers, etc.