Wira

New York City | 25-34 | Male
About:  I heart theater
Reviews (84)
80
Clever, Great acting

See it if you want to see a glittering Laura Linney/Cynthia Nixon, and a scene-stealing Richard Thomas giving the theater walls a mighty roar.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing plays about rich people arguing about money. However, this is one of the better ones.

84
Breakout performance, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a musical boosting an original story set in the era of social media. However, I prefer the show that's open at the Imperial.

Don't see it if you want to miss the definition of a star-making, breakout role. Ben Platt, with his booming voice, gives the performance of the season

69
Great staging (only the last 30 minutes), Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you want to see Sally Field on the stage. Oh, and some rain on stage.

Don't see it if you saw the Cherry Jones revival. Unfortunately, this revival gets lost in the wide stage of the Belasco.

Also 'Glass Menagerie' works best on a smaller stage. The director's choice... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great writing, Great staging, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if you want to see a cleverly written, surprisingly funny and thought-provoking play, anchored by acting heavy-weights dueling their butts off.

Don't see it if you don't like bare stages. But if you can get over that, get a ticket at the Golden Theater. The words and the acting are all you need.

Also You don't need to have previously read the original play (part 1) to e... Read more Read less

86
Clever, Entertaining, Raunchy

See it if you want to see Allison Janney at her best. Also, it features a tightly knit staging and the most striking set palette on Broadway.

Don't see it if you like Will Smith in the movie. There's something distinctly missing from Corey Hawkins' performance and this revival in general.

83
The Front Page
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Timeless

See it if you want to see a revival that can prove that a piece that's almost 90-years old can be as fresh, as crisp, and as funny as it is today.

Don't see it if you want to miss out on seeing an all-star cast (which incl. mega-stars of theater, TV & movies) perform as a cohesive and sharp ensemble.

90
During previews
Clever, Great staging, Funny

See it if you don't want to miss out on an expertly staged and beautifully composed show featuring Andy Karl displaying his vocal and acting range.

Don't see it if you can't get over technical difficulties. The performance I saw (3rd preview) had one, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the show.

Also Try not to expect a Bill Murray performance from Andy Karl. You won't ... Read more Read less

75
For a previous production
Hilarious, Cliched

See it if an L-O-L night is what you're looking for. Expertly staged and featuring a dedicated ensemble, you're guaranteed a laugh or two (or four).

Don't see it if low-brow comedy isn't your thing. Though the show is extremely funny, many of the repeated gags can reach the point of "ugh, not that again"

10
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a case of missed advertising. This is not immersive theater (a la Sleep No More), but a cabaret act with immersive elements.

Don't see it if you feel it's not worth seeing. I probably would've enjoyed this show better if I've known it's just a cabaret act, with little to no plot.

74
Great acting, Great writing

See it if you'd like to see August Wilson's last show to have a Broadway premiere, elevated by worthy and searing performances by Wilson-veterans.

Don't see it if Though it may feel like less of a satisfying punch than 'Fences', you can't deny that Jitney was crafted with delicacy by the great author

55
Bad acoustics

See it if you're a big 'Company' fan and would like to support a community theater

Don't see it if you have a very low patience for bad acoustics. You can barely hear anything (and neither can the band).

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if you'd like to see Kristin Chenoweth showcase her vocal and comedic range, reaffirming why she is one of Broadway's leading divas

Don't see it if you're expecting a full fledged Broadway musical. This is an intimate journey through songs ranging from the classics, pop, to 'popular'

74
Raunchy, Sometimes funny, Indulgent, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you want a fun night out filled with laughs, with bigger laughs coming from audience members who are members of the duo's cult following

Don't see it if raunchy and sometimes politically incorrect jokes make you uncomfortable, or that you don't like shows with a minimal plot.

65
Banal, Disappointing, Relevant

See it if you're interested in seeing a collection of great actors attempt to deliver an inconsistent and surprisingly unmoving Cherry Orchard.

Don't see it if you have other opportunities to see Chekov's play on wealth, class, and social change.

79
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Resonant, Quirky

See it if you want to see great actors tell an emotional and endearing story of 2 people whose relationship transform from strangers to something more

Don't see it if you don't like bare-bones abstract plays or prefer plays with a more wrapped up ending

57
The Encounter
Midtown W
Confusing, Quirky, Excruciating

See it if you'd like to see a show that shows off the excitement and thrill that comes from great sound design

Don't see it if you'd like to see a show where that thrill only lasts for the first 30 minutes & the rest holds the same impact as listening to an audiobook

69
Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Relevant

See it if you'd like to see a so-so musical of the story behind the man who composed Amazing Grace

Don't see it if you're expecting a show about the creation of the song 'Amazing Grace'

73
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if you'd like to see a subtle drama on love, murder, and guilt, with the best use of water on stage at a Broadway theater

Don't see it if you're easily bored. But try to stay for the second act

74
Misery
Midtown W
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if you'd like to see an unintentionally funny stage adaptation of Misery featuring an edgy performance by Laurie Metcalf

Don't see it if you're a big fan of the movie and not open to any deviation from Kathy Bates' interpretation of Annie Wilkes

39
China Doll
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you like Al Pacino and would like to waste 2 hours of your life

Don't see it if you like Al Pacino and don't want to waste your time seeing him mumble into a phone in a plot-less tirade

68
Absorbing, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Disappointing

See it if you want an immersive show without having to navigate five flights of stairs, and the opportunity to have many one-on-ones with the cast

Don't see it if you're contemplating seeing this or 'Then She Fell' (go with the latter). GP's lack of a story drowns out the actor's choreography

65
Paramour
Midtown W
Ambitious, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you like cirque shows but hungry for one with a clear plot and story. This show has one of the best acrobatic number in Broadway's history

Don't see it if you're afraid the magnificent acrobatics will get drowned by the stiff dialogue and cliched story.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a CATS that's not afraid to embrace the show's softer moments and highlighted by touching performances by its lead felines

Don't see it if you don't want to see the most egregious tampering of the choreography of the Jellicle Ball, making it into a bland and less kinetic romp.

58
For a previous production
Cliched, Fluffy, Great songs

See it if if you would like to see a concert of Motown's best tunes

Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals with barely a plot

75
Entertaining, Fun, Funny, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you want a fun night out with no drama

Don't see it if jukebox musicals aren't your thing

65
Disappointing, Banal

See it if you want to see Danny DeVito on the stage giving his best.

Don't see it if you don't like seeing plays about people arguing about money.

Also I wasn't able to get into the story, and my mezzanine seats probably c... Read more Read less

68
Amelie
Midtown W
Great visuals, Cute, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you want to see Phillipa Soo on stage. She's the best thing in the show. The visuals are captivating, but not so much the music nor story.

Don't see it if you're allergic to 'meh' musicals. This is one of them.

84
Riveting, Refreshing, Epic, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an expertly crafted, Celtic-accented, and feet stomping-filled show on a portrait of heroic hospitality from September 2001

Don't see it if you want to miss a show with the biggest heart this season, with a cast of 12 telling the individual, diverse, and complex lives of hundreds

83
Sweat
Midtown W
Current, Relevant, Great acting

See it if you're interested in seeing a story of a community that's frequently forgotten in our coastal bubbles.

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing an ensemble cast that lacks chemistry. Then again, maybe that's the point?

85
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you're a fan of the piece and would like to see a version where the 2nd act becomes the highlight. The Chromolume alone is worth the $$$.

Don't see it if you're expecting Mandy Patinkin and Patti Lupone performances. It's not them, and that expectation fades away the minute the show starts.

Also If you're planning to skip this show because you saw the City Center E... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Ambitious, One-of-a-kind

See it if you're prepared for a night of egg shaking & dumpling eating in a not-so-traditional show. Oh, and there's Josh Groban (and his amaze voice)

Don't see it if you want to miss out on of the most original, immersive, and satisfyingly weird show Broadway has ever seen.

Also If you've seen it once, I recommend seeing it again. The show gets eve... Read more Read less

76
Clever, Banal, Raunchy

See it if you want to see a cleverly written play.

Don't see it if you've seen the movie. In the revival, the dramatic climax doesn't come to fruition due to a lack of careful escalation of the performances.

Also Also, did anyone else kept on hearing Alan Rickman's sly Snape-esque v... Read more Read less

67
The Outer Space
East Village
Clever, Dizzying, Different, Stuck in the wrong venue

See it if you're interested in seeing a funky and humor-filled journey utilizing a kaleidoscope of musical traditions and sounds.

Don't see it if you get easily distracted. The show's subtle text gets drowned out by the sounds of dinner service. Can we get this show out of Joe's Pub?

68
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Slow, Banal

See it if for the opportunity to see in-person Cate Blanchett channel her 'Blue Jasmine'-esque emotional break down and some 'rave' worthy dancing.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Chekov in general. You have to sit through the worst of Chekov (Russians complaining) in a play clocking almost 3 hours.

69
During previews
Kid Victory
Gramercy
Ambitious, Intense, Disturbing

See it if you'd like to see a show where the only description I can come up with is 'disturbing', and this show was meant to disturb you.

Don't see it if you'd like to miss out on a chance to meet/see (the legendary) John Kander. He was there in the audience during our performance!

75
During previews
In Transit
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Romantic, Quirky, Current

See it if you'd like to see an entertaining accessible, and lighthearted show that depict the faces, stories, and interactions of a few NYC commuters

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical with as much of a dramatic breadth as the previous occupant of Circle in the Square

65
Plenty
East Village
Dated, Ambitious, Confusing, Slow, Some clever staging elements

See it if you'd like to be unaffected by a play that holds so much potential telling a woman's mental being during her wartime and post-war life

Don't see it if you're easily confused with plays that alternates between time periods (though this play does a bad job at distinguishing the periods)

Also Rachel Weisz is not able to rescue the production by not properly paci... Read more Read less

88
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Riveting, Great acting, Intense

See it if for a thought-provoking and deeply moving study on the tragic, yet very funny, impact of one generation's irresponsibility towards another

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable watching family dysfunction unfold on stage, or if you're worried about having baby-boomer guilt

71
Fluffy, Cliched, Romantic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like traditional musicals and want to see a star-making performance by the captivating and comedically pitch-perfect Lora Lee Gayer

Don't see it if 'just fine' musicals aren't your thing, or if you didn't grow up with Berlin songs, or if you don't like shows with 3 too many dance breaks

86
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting, Profound

See it if you'd like to see an emotionally stirring and visually dynamic revival of Spring Awakening, commenting on both sexual and deaf repression

Don't see it if this will be your first time seeing Spring Awakening or have no clue what the story is about

82
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Hilarious

See it if you'd like a fun disco-infused laugh-out-loud night out featuring show-stopping performances by an all star cast

Don't see it if jukebox musicals aren't your thing and if you don't know a single song from the disco age

75
Allegiance
Midtown W
Enchanting, Profound, Relevant, Resonant, Intense

See it if you'd like to see an emotional and rarely told chapter of US history and the Japanese-American community

Don't see it if you're allergic to shows that lack polish. A personal retelling of Mr. Takei's experience would've been a better choice than what was staged

56
Banal, Dated, Slow

See it if you'd like to see Linda Lavin

Don't see it if you've seen Linda Lavin in another and much better show

82
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Funny, Edgy

See it if you'd liket to see a refreshing take on the (possible) future of the British royal family using Shakespearean-esque structure and speak

Don't see it if you're not familiar with who's who in the royal family

80
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Delightful, Relevant

See it if you'd like a laugh out loud night at the theater anchored by the always hilarious Jim Parsons and scene stealing Christopher Fitzgerald

Don't see it if you don't follow current events or jokes on religion makes you uncomfortable

68
Fiorello!
East Village
Ambitious, Dated, Intelligent

See it if you'd like to see one of the most politically charged musicals and to cross off your Pulitzer Prize winning musical bucket list

Don't see it if you weren't alive when LaGuardia was Mayor. Sadly, the book was written with the assumption that audiences are well versed with the events

95
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Edgy, Must see

See it if you love Sleep No More, but want an immersive show where you're guaranteed one-on-ones (you'll get many), easily navigable rooms, and a plot

Don't see it if you're uncomfortable sharing a bed with a stranger. There's not much negative things to say, this is truly an exquisite night of theater

82
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great staging, Funny, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you'd like to have a fun night out and witness a magical carpet ride and an original take on the Genie that can match Robin Williams

Don't see it if you're expecting a stellar Aladdin and Jasmine. This is mostly the Genie's show.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Delightful, Funny

See it if you want to see an entertaining and surprisingly emotional show filled by the most talented kids this side of Broadway

Don't see it if you prefer Andrew Lloyd Webber's phantom-esque side

66
During previews
Radiant Vermin
Midtown E
Dizzying, Original, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a well acted and finely choreographed story of a couple's whatever it takes approach to get their consumerist dream home

Don't see it if you don't like blank canvas sets, and plays with an overly written climax and a dragging mid-section