A good review is going to tell you about the various actors who are in the play. You should learn a little bit more about their experience, including some of the other plays they may have been in. This will help to give you a little more insight as to who you can expect to see on stage and whether it is worth the money.
A review should also identify if the actor is the primary for the role or if there was a stand-in. For example, if you are reading a review where the performance was a little off because there was a stand-in, you may experience a very different performance if the person who is actually cast for the role is the one on the stage when you go.
Time of Show
Although most theater performances identify the length of the show, it can vary significantly. Intermission may last longer than anticipated. Further, the person providing the review should give you some indication as to whether the time of the show was adequate. Some performances seem rushed while others seemed to go on forever. The pacing of a show can play a vital role in determining whether it was successful or not.
A Broadway play is going to be a little different for everyone. Each person who goes to see it is going to have their own impression on the acting, the costumes, and all of the other components. However, the overall impression provided in the review should give you some indication as to whether it is something you will want to see.
It’s a good idea to read a few different reviews so that you can form your own opinion prior to going to see the show. It may also be what helps you choose one production over another.