Yan T

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (39)
Great writing, Intelligent, Must see, Great singing, Clever

See it if If you like smart musicals, talented youngsters.

Don't see it if If you hate musicals or are sensitive about the subject matter (no spoilers but you can easily look it up).

Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Riveting, Masterful, Epic, Great staging

See it if You have lots of money to burn and want to see the best original musical on Broadway.

Don't see it if You wouldn't spend hundreds of dollars on a musical -- any musical.

Also Minor gripes but I didn't love Jevon McFerrin as Hamilton. On the othe... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You’re a Russian history buff, especially modern Russian history, or love Isaac Babel.

Don't see it if You like lighter, shorter fare. This is definitely an ambitious work that requires attention.

Also Just a phenomenal, well staged and wonderfully cast production of a ve... Read more Read less

During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Excruciating, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if You love Shakespeare, modern takes on classic productions, strong acting, fresh takes on the bars with present day humor injected.

Don't see it if You don't care for the Trump parallels, which often feels forced and a poor dramatic fit. At 2 hours, it still feels somehow long.

Also It's lovely watching a beautiful, diverse cast rendering the bard's la... Read more Read less

During previews
Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy slowly unfolding family drama, commitment to demanding parts, delayed payoff.

Don't see it if You like shorter, contemporary, experimental plays, are indifferent to 50s family dynamics.

During previews
Absorbing, Slow, Raunchy, Quirky, Great singing

See it if Malloy fans, alt-musical fans, Rasputin fans. If you love site specific shows, good music, surprises and subversions.

Don't see it if You prefer mainline musicals with more plot and clearly defined characters. If you prefer PG-rated shows and don't like raunch.

Also Another highly enjoyable and provocative Dave Malloy work. The musical... Read more Read less

The Humans
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Exquisite, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You love well-written, superbly acted family dramedies with something to say about modern life in America.

Don't see it if You need a lot of edge and quirk not found at the American Thanksgiving dinner table.

Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You're a fan of the show. Actors playing Dorothy and Blanche were great. Blending new jokes into old ones taken straight from the show.

Don't see it if Show drags a little -- 30 minute episode stretched into a play. Puppeteers slightly distracting from the puppets at times.

No Exit
Indulgent, Excruciating, Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You are a huge fan of Sartre and need to see the play staged. You don't mind sitting thru 2 hours of dragging dialogue without intermission.

Don't see it if If you want to see a compelling version of No Exit. Garcin is weak. Website should accurately state the play is 2 hours, not 1.5.

Also Opera singing at the top of the play was well performed. Two actors si... Read more Read less

Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Funny, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You dig irreverent Broadway musical comedy with homages to the classics and expertly choreographed showstoppers.

Don't see it if You hate musicals and musical comedy--irreverent or not.

Clever, Great staging, Hilarious, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Charlie B., enjoy too-shelf Broadway child actors performing their faces off for you, need to trick your kids into theater.

Don't see it if Can't stand child actors, think Charlie Brown is dated, get bored with 2 hours of kids playing precocious kids.

Funny, Raunchy, Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining

See it if If you like South Park and love (or hate) musicals. Funny, great musical numbers, full of tropes and homages to mainstream musicals

Don't see it if You're offended by college-level humor, i.e.., lots of cussin' and scatological jokes.

Riveting, Intense, Masterful, Dizzying, Original

See it if Emotional tsunami -- a musical that knows how to bide its time with absorbing entertainment, then wring you out with drama. Must-see.

Don't see it if You don't want to be emotionally exhausted and gutted at the end of a Broadway musical, or are uncomfortable with sexuality and family death

During previews
Slow, Great staging, Confusing, Great acting, Excruciating

See it if You like great staging, apt direction, and pro actors elevating the material.

Don't see it if You'll get bored watching 2 people on stage talking for what feels like 2 hrs. Too personal and not enough meat on the story.

Cliched, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like Colin Quinn and the history of New York.

Don't see it if You don't want to see an hour of ethnic stereotypes and attacks on political correctness.

Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Dizzying, Epic

See it if Musical theater doesn't get bigger than this--ensemble cast, showstoppers, historical wrapping

Don't see it if If you find musical theater cheesy and overwrought, Les Mis won't change your mind.

Intense, Overrated, Great acting

See it if Marc Strong is stupendous. Riveting performance that will please Miller fans and newbies.

Don't see it if Direction is uneven and (saw it in previews). Strange choices allowing the drama to falter at times.

Edgy, Dizzying, Intense, Riveting, Cliched

See it if Like standing up and watching crazy things happen above you.

Don't see it if Like sitting down and watching normal things happen on a stage

Then She Fell
Quirky, Indulgent, Entertaining, Original, Intense

See it if You've seen Sleep No More and crave something new; don't mind an amateurish element.

Don't see it if You're expecting the same quality as Sleep No More, great value for the price of the tickets, hate interactive theater.

Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like innovative theater, want to see a young superstar (lead)

Don't see it if If you're allergic to serious subject matter (autism)

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Funny, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want to see a funny, brilliantly directed and modulated tour de force in a very tight 90 minutes. Bobby Cannavale is a pleasure.

Don't see it if You prefer ensemble pieces or something a bit darker.

Confusing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Dizzying

See it if If you love Sondheim, or are a Sweeney Todd fanboy/girl.

Don't see it if You don't like craning your neck, don't have 3 hours to spare.

Also Performers are awesome, especially the Ms. Lovett understudy who perfo... Read more Read less

Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You're curious about Yiddish musicals, 20th century Jewish immigrants.

Don't see it if You're looking for rich storytelling or an edgy musical

Also Wonderful performers, great singing ans music. A showcase of what Yidd... Read more Read less

During previews
Midtown W
Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful, Riveting, Edgy

See it if You like irreverant musicals, committed performers giving it their all. Great dance musical numbers and choreography with minimal staging.

Don't see it if You don't like serious subject matter presented in the form of an irreverent musical.

Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You're into poorly produced and performed puppet shows with hackneyed political editorials.

Don't see it if You value your time.

Also My wife and I agreed this was the worst thing either of us have ever s... Read more Read less

Great acting, Refreshing, Enchanting, Great staging, Good sound effect

See it if You enjoy classic radio theater, using your imagination, sitting in a church hearing spooky tales.

Don't see it if You prefer action over suggestion.

Also Really enjoyed the radio actors and the Lutheran church setting. Great... Read more Read less

Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Entertaining, Raunchy, Dizzying, Cliched, Quirky

See it if You enjoy interactive, irreverent riffs on Shakesperean classics, and trained actors monologuing after 5 shots of whiskey.

Don't see it if You're not patient with tourist-oriented raunchiness and audience interaction, or expect Bard by-the-books.

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You're an NYC history buff, like small theater, smart staging and directing, a dollop of humor and quirk.

Don't see it if You prefer more drama, less exposition.

Also Lizzy Ana Lincoln and Chris D'Amato were excellent. The rest of the ca... Read more Read less

During previews
A Day by the Sea
Midtown W
Absorbing, Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You like Chekhov set in an English garden, are patient with slow-moving exposition with a beautifully written and acted family play.

Don't see it if If you can't do 3 hour plays in 3 acts. Play could be 2 hours without losing much.

The Iceman Lab
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You love O'Neill, intense ensemble drama, and experimental renderings to f classics.

Don't see it if You are a purist and want your classics done classically.

Great acting, Edgy, Dizzying, Banal, Confusing

See it if You read the Idiot or read Dostoyevsky, like strong, committed performances and avant-garde staging. It was fun to see The Idiot staged.

Don't see it if If you're turned off by 4th-wall breaking, multimedia performance art installations and balk at even the hint of participatory theater.

Sleep No More
Absorbing, Edgy, Intense, Riveting, Original

See it if You're looking for something different--interactive theater with a missing wall, exquisitely done.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy interaction with actors or being separated from your party.

Ambitious, Edgy, Riveting, Refreshing, Original

See it if You like fresh, creative musicals driven by young performers.

Don't see it if You like your musicals old-fashioned and more family friendly.

Masterful, Must see, Dizzying

See it if You love Fiddler and thought-provoking, emotional musicals. What a production!

Don't see it if 3 hours of Jews in a shtetl are not your idea of fun.

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Indulgent, Riveting

See it if Showstoppers don't get bigger than this. Entertaining all the way, and edgy. Holds up great.

Don't see it if You've got no soul and don't like musical dance numbers.

Exquisite, Entertaining, Romantic, Must see, Epic

See it if Classic, must-see musical. Timeless classic and with tremendous music.

Don't see it if Don't like musical theater and somewhat cheesy 19th century plotting.

On The Town
Midtown W
Cliched, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Funny

See it if You like classic Broadway showstoppers--music, dance, the whole shabang.

Don't see it if You require edgy, experimental material.

Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Original, Raunchy

See it if You want to laugh, like inappropriate puppets

Don't see it if Don't like puppets

Hand to God
Midtown W
Riveting, Raunchy, Clever, Intense, Dizzying

See it if You like puppets doing bad stuff, but in a rather original way.

Don't see it if Don't like raunchy subject matter