Zachary529

New York City | 18-24 | Male

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Reviews (42)
83
Clever, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you like a simple character driven piece and if you are looking for a showcase of great acting.

Don't see it if plays where characters monologue for extended periods of time bother you.

86
Indecent
Midtown W
Intelligent, Relevant, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate a powerful, relevant story and enjoy insights into the lives and legacies of people who are not often recognized by history.

Don't see it if Although this is an important story, it is as sad as it is beautiful. If you tend to dislike tragic shows, this is definitely one of them.

80
For a previous production
Great staging, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of physical comedy. This play is nothing but intense, over the top slapstick. It's incredibly intricate and endlessly shocking

Don't see it if You go go to the theater for a good plot and multi dimensional characters. There is absolutely no character development, purley comedy.

97
Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy cathartic theater with catchy music, a resonant story, and really appreciate strong acting and vocal performances.

Don't see it if you tend to avoid theater that deals with difficult topics such as suicide.

86
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a thoughtful, well acted analysis of inter-generational issues that makes a solid argument for everyone involved.

Don't see it if Shows that operate to make a point more than they do to entertain bother you.

54
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You can sit through 2 and a half hours of poorly directed scenes to witness a few minutes of decent acting from a cast that deserves better.

Don't see it if If you haven't seen any Chekhov plays before. This isn't the best introduction to his stuff.

Also The second act was surprisingly better than the first. Many people lef... Read more Read less

74
Relevant, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Cliched

See it if you like plays that discuss important ideas and issues about contemporary art. Sadly the plays drop these ideas in favor of a cliched ending

Don't see it if you want incredibly well written play. This feels like a work in progress. Also, don't see it if you're sensitive, this play is unapologetic

84
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You appreciate plays that are less plot driven and more of an emotionally driven analysis of its multi dimensional characters.

Don't see it if You are looking to be entertained. The play, while brilliant, requires a lot of concentration and emotional comprehension from the audience.

87
Blackbird
Midtown W
Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Edgy, Intense

See it if You enjoy thought-provoking conversation based plays that showcase top notch acting.

Don't see it if You are offended by sexually explicit content or characters who were once abusive being portrayed as sympathetic.

77
Evening - 1910
West Village
Enchanting, Cliched, Slow, Original, Great singing

See it if You love intimate theater with beautiful music and clever visuals.

Don't see it if If you are bothered when the story is secondary to the aesthetic and performances. The story does lack clarity.

90
The Woodsman
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Ambitious, Refreshing

See it if You want to see something completely different and imaginative. And if you love a good puppet or two.

Don't see it if You require a sense of realism in the theater you see. This show is pure fantasy.

75
During previews
Tuck Everlasting
Midtown W
Entertaining, Resonant, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You like most musicals that are well constructed and performed.

Don't see it if You are looking for something brand new and special.

75
Ambitious, Great staging, Epic

See it if You like a big spectacle. It's a tourist attraction, but there is a lot to look at.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of the movie, or if you don't like things that are a bit overhyped.

86
For a previous production
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan. Casual fans will enjoy it, but die hards will really love it and appreciate every joke.

Don't see it if You know nothing about Harry Potter, or you just don't like Harry Potter at all. It's a parody, but it's also a celebration of the series.

70
Sylvia
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy, Cliched

See it if You like dogs, and very light theater.

Don't see it if If you require substance or if a single bad performance takes you out of a play.

97
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if You like though provoking, relatable theater.

Don't see it if You look to theater to escape from reality.

68
Slow, Romantic, Overrated, Great staging, Epic

See it if You like large scale, epic theater.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span or hate long periods with only singing.

84
Something Rotten!
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing, Original

See it if You like musicals about musicals.

Don't see it if You get offended when people say they hate Shakespeare.

85
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Original

See it if You like parodies and excellent puppetry.

Don't see it if You're easily offended.

94
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Resonant, Profound

See it if Like musicals that are innovative and meaningful.

Don't see it if If you like musicals with bit more fluff.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love a good spectacle with emotional weight.

Don't see it if You hate dogs and/or the night-time.

88
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate every aspect of a production. The set, lighting, staging, choreography, music, and nearly everything else are flawless.

Don't see it if a shallow plot/characters can ruin a show for you. While every character has profound moments, the main plot is a bit one dimensional.

78
Resonant, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You love Arthur Miller or American realism. Although there are some odd acting and directorial choices, the acting is mostly top notch.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of "people sitting in a room talking for two hours" plays. It drags at times, but there are many excellent moments to see.

83
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Great singing, Funny, Resonant

See it if You love theater that successfully manages to mix great comedy with great drama, as well as fantastic vocal performances.

Don't see it if You tend not to enjoy simple stories about the day to day occurrences in lives of the characters. Large scale production, but small story.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You're fan of theater that makes fun of theater, as well as standup comedy.

Don't see it if You're see shows for the story. This is less of a story and more a series of clever comedy bits strung together.

68
Fluffy, Cliched, Great choreography, Slow

See it if Great choreography and a strong ensemble can save a show for you.

Don't see it if You think even fluffy musicals should have at least a little bit of substance. Every plot and character felt painfully empty.

Also It has great production value and a passionate cast, but the fact that... Read more Read less

77
During previews
Public Enemy
Midtown W
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want an engaging piece of theater that discusses the way in which a government can silence the voices of the oppressed. Quite topical.

Don't see it if You are looking for deeply developed characters or a spectacle.

97
For a previous production
We Live by the Sea
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant, Must see

See it if You want to have a profoundly moving experience. Some of the best acting/direction I've seen in a long time. See it while you can.

Don't see it if You only like shows that are pure fluff. Even so, this might be the play that changes your tastes.

90
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Intense

See it if You are interested in powerful dramas that deal with war and the effect it has on people.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy theater that deals with serious topics.

83
Entertaining, Delightful, Hilarious, Quirky, Great singing

See it if You like lighthearted fairy tale style musicals and bluegrass music.

Don't see it if You are severely bothered by ideas of sexual assault being used for humorous effect. It got a bit uncomfortable at times.

92
Profound, Must see, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You like amazing musicals, because this production is one of the best. Cynthia Erivo's performance is flawless.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals that deal with serious subjects.

80
Epic, Great staging, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You are a big Les Mis fan or if you have never seen a production of the show. It's still as big of a spectacle as ever.

Don't see it if You have seen Les Mis and don't feel the need to see it again. This production, while entertaining, doesn't offer anything all that new.

85
Matilda
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Quirky, Funny

See it if You like lighthearted musicals with big production numbers, excellent songs, and great choreography.

Don't see it if You prefer subtler or more edgy musicals. This is very much a "family" show.

90
During previews
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thoughtful theater and great acting.

Don't see it if You don't like long stretches of dialogue for exposition, or long shows in general. The play is a full three hours long.

40
Old Times
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You can enjoy a show purely for it's set.

Don't see it if You can't stand pretentious theater that leaves you dissatisfied when you leave.

69
Burning
Midtown W
Cliched, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You have a free night and want to see a showcase of some decent acting.

Don't see it if If you have incredibly high standards for plays.

88
Wicked (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Riveting, Epic, Ambitious

See it if You like great music and high fantasy.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. This is about as "musical-y" as it gets.

84
Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You want to see a classic show done done in a new way.

Don't see it if You don't like bizarre interpretations of straightforward plays.

78
Buried Child
Midtown W
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Confusing, Edgy

See it if You like dark plays that don't spell everything out for you

Don't see it if If you don't like plays that leave things open for interpretation.

82
Clever, Great writing, Hilarious, Original, Entertaining

See it if You have a dark sense of humour and aren't easily offended.

Don't see it if If you're easily offended.

95
Noises Off
Midtown W
Absorbing, Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you love slapstick comedy, over the top characters, and theater about theater.

Don't see it if you don't like theater that exists purely for entertainment.

90
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an interesting and experimental take on a well known musical.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by sexual content and strong language.