GalFriday

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Fighting for justice...and orchestra seats. Give my regards to Broadway.
Reviews (95)
80
Party!, Jukebox musical, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful
November 21st, 2022

See it if you want to party with an original, witty book mixed w/ your favorite Top Hits of the past 20 years. Glitter, Glam, and Jamming Out!

Don't see it if a 2.5 hour jukebox musical is too long for you. You aren't in the party mood. Frivolous fun with lots of heart isn't your jam.

80
During previews
True to text, Wonderful acting, Bad sightlines, Entertaining
November 9th, 2022

See it if you love watching Jefferson Mays at his craft. You want to see Dicken's classic text come to life (think audiobook in action!).

Don't see it if listening to an audiobook makes you fall asleep. You have trouble w/ loud noises, dark scenes, House Left (bad sightlines), bad sound mixing

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90
During previews
Tappy, Great acting, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining
November 2nd, 2022

See it if you like big Broadway musicals w/ screwball comedy, tapping, levity and Christian Borle w/ John Travolta's accent in Hairspray.

Don't see it if you like serious shows and you are seated in last three rows of the Mezz (serious overhang).

75
During previews
Lyrical, Excellent acting, Beautiful music, Entertaining
October 28th, 2022

See it if you want to see a mix of songs with two interwoven, tender, shorter stories with a sparse, albeit beautiful, set design.

Don't see it if you like more story and less singing, as sometimes the singing, staging and direction overshadowed the actors and the plot.

85
During previews
Moving, Hilarious, Excellent cast, Great singing, Entertaining
October 14th, 2022

See it if you like laugh and be moved. This is a funny, unique, slice of life musical with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you like serious musicals (aka Les Mis) or big staging or cast.

65
During previews
Great singing, Dated, Disappointing, Middling, Slow
October 3rd, 2022

See it if you want to see Broadway stars on the rise in Casey Likes and Solea Pfeiffer.

Don't see it if you dislike a musical that seems built for tour w/ a slow book, boring set design, too many mom songs & makes you believe rock might be dead

60
During previews
Disappointing, Inconsistent, Slow, Stilted
September 14th, 2022

See it if you like 90 min plays w/ some laughs.

Don't see it if shows that make you go "meh" are not your jam. Inconsistent pacing and directing. Not at all like One man Two Guvnors.

70
Intense, Great acting, Confusing, Dated, Absorbing
September 1st, 2022

See it if you enjoy high intensity French plays with whiplash dialogue and BDSM edge. You want to support local (Astoria) theater.

Don't see it if you only like big Broadway musicals. You don't like dialogue heavy plays. You like a strong narrative arc with a definitive or happy ending.

75
Great projection design, Great staging, Lyrical, Slow
September 1st, 2022

See it if you'd like a reminiscing narrative with beautiful projection design that plays like a book alternating between the main actors & a chorus.

Don't see it if you like big, upbeat musicals. Slow plots with a low lighting design make you sleepy.

65
Circle Jerk
East Village
Experimental, Funny, Dizzying, Clever
June 23rd, 2022

See it if you like downtown, experimental comedy pieces where you are the audience for a livestream. You like LGBT think pieces.

Don't see it if you don’t know what TikTok is. You aren’t up on pop culture, gay culture or musical references.

83
During previews
Great acting, Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining
May 18th, 2022

See it if you like hilarious musicals about serious topics w/ dirty jokes & naughty words You liked Fun Home & Next to Normal.

Don't see it if you don't like curse words, laughter or serious subjects (mental health).

69
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing
May 6th, 2022

See it if you've never seen it before. You want to experience some Broadway classics sung live. You like dark, brooding, operatic productions.

Don't see it if you think it's a romantic show. You don't watching depictions of power & control over a woman.

95
Suffs
East Village
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 6th, 2022

See it if You like musicals where they sing continually, are historical, engrossing & relevant w/ sparse staging & a large cast. You liked Hamilton.

Don't see it if You get deterred by long shows (clocked in at almost 3 hours with intermission). You find a large cast of characters overwhelming.

75
During previews
POTUS
Midtown W
Dizzying, Hilarious, Entertaining, Funny
April 21st, 2022

See it if You like shows that start at a 10 intensity & stay there, absurdity increasing. You want to see comedy legends. You liked the show VEEP.

Don't see it if you can't get back into a 10 intensity after intermission. You like seriousness. You don't like physical comedy, singing, women empowerment.

91
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Must see, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful
December 15th, 2021

See it if you must see a wonderland of once in a lifetime performances w/ exceptional staging & a scene stealing supporting cast (M. Doyle, J. Simard)

Don't see it if you don't like vignette style musicals about relationships/marriage w/ an overlong book & a miscast lead. Neon lights hurt your eyes.

78
For a previous production
A Sherlock Carol
Midtown W
Great staging, Delightful, Clever
November 16th, 2021

See it if You are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and A Christmas Carol. You enjoy Xmas shows. You like two short acts (2nd act is crisper).

Don't see it if you are not familiar w/ these characters and don't like actors playing multiple characters. You like serious plays. It's a bit uneven.

65
Persuasion
East Village
Slow, Quirky, Disappointing
November 11th, 2021

See it if you like a longer, slower two act, Jane Austen production w/ a small cast playing multiple parts. You are familiar with Persuasion.

Don't see it if you don't know the story or get confused w/ actors playing multiple parts. You liked Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility. You don't like slow.

89
SIX (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Entertaining
November 11th, 2021

See it if you like chamber musicals and pop concerts. You like all female casts and woman power! You like one act shows.

Don't see it if you like big, flashy Broadway musicals w/ elaborate dance numbers, staging and a huge cast. You like two act shows. You don't like pop music

85
Tammany Hall
Soho/Tribeca
Site specific, Entertaining, Delightful
November 11th, 2021

See it if you like immersive shows where you engage w/ actors and explore multiple rooms/many levels. You like politics, NYC history, the 1920s.

Don't see it if you don't like moving around a lot/going up/down stairs. You like a linear plot. You don't like engaging w/ actors.

79
During previews
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Slice of life, Great acting
November 11th, 2021

See it if You like single set, one act, ensemble pieces about people's lives. You like workplace shows that are set behind the scenes of a kitchen.

Don't see it if you like big musicals. You like shows with more than one set. You like the featured actor to be the biggest role.

79
Aunt Jack
East Village
Relevant, Hilarious, Entertaining, Delightful
June 21st, 2019

See it if you like contemporary shows that explore issues of sexual orientation & gay culture. Think Auntie Mame meets average gay film on Netflix.

Don't see it if you need chemistry between the actors. An uneven script bothers you.

55
Disappointing, Long, Entertaining
June 10th, 2019

See it if in Act 1, you want to engage with three hilarious, honky-tonk sisters (The Chalks) who sing sassy songs. You like audience participation

Don't see it if sitting in a cramped theater for almost 3 hours is not your jam. The Chalks perform, intermission & then the actual show.

70
Caroline's Kitchen
Midtown E
Intense, Great acting, Great staging
May 19th, 2019

See it if you’re of a fan of rich people problems or Torben Betts. You love destruction.

Don't see it if Yelling isn’t your jam. Other people’s problems bother you.

60
During previews
Little Women
West Village
Boring, Disappointing, Slow
May 17th, 2019

See it if you want to see a true adaptation of the book.

Don't see it if you believe brevity is the soul of wit. 2.5 hrs of sloooow. Disappointing book, directing, costumes & chemistry.

69
During previews
safeword.
Midtown W
Great lighting design, Great sound design, Great staging
April 21st, 2019

See it if You enjoy plays about relationships, crafted lighting, scenic and sound design.

Don't see it if actor chemistry and an even book are important to you.

78
During previews
Slow, Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting
April 5th, 2019

See it if Let’s face it. These two could be playing other political couples or The Odd Couple & I’d buy a ticket. They create lyrical tension.

Don't see it if you need an emotional arc to truly connect with the fact that in our reality a woman’s dreams were shattered.

65
Disappointing, Fluffy, Boring
March 1st, 2019

See it if You like listening to Andy Karl as a Bryan Adams impersonator & you have a couple of hundred to spend at the bar.

Don't see it if You don't like bus and truck DOA musicals, that are lethargic w/ terrible sound mixing, choreography, robotic cast & no story arc.

69
During previews
Great singing, Slow, Fluffy, Dated
January 24th, 2019

See it if You buy anything from the Stephen Sondheim Inc. brand and want to sit through this cult show that has some memorable songs.

Don't see it if a meandering, dull book leaves you wistfully wishing for the days of wrist watches.

60
Roller Dynasty
Midtown W
Banal, Confusing, Slow
November 12th, 2018

See it if you like to watch slow, quirky, roller skating.

Don't see it if you are allergic to sand, dysfunctional friendships, nonlinear, meandering plots and millennial ennui.

75
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Las vegas-y
November 9th, 2018

See it if You want to see Cher use her id, ego & super-ego as a Greek chorus for her life. Gorgeous costumes (tony nom). Hardest working chorus line!

Don't see it if You don't like Las Vegas/cruise ship type shows that are low on plot/high on sparkle.

87
Popcorn Falls
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging
October 25th, 2018

See it if you love funny shows where two people play multiple characters like "The 39 Steps," "Murder for Two." Excellent comedic acting, 80 min.

Don't see it if You don't like comedic plays. You like lush sets and many actors.

85
During previews
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful
October 6th, 2018

See it if You ever wished your favorite crooner was gay. Love small musicals & snappy singing.

Don't see it if You don’t like small musicals about life.

69
During previews
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Fluffy, Disappointing
September 21st, 2018

See it if You like your theater like a pack of crisps. Light, salty & leaving you still a bit unsatisfied.

Don't see it if You are expecting One Man, Two Govs greatness. Over the top set. Needs more snooker, less banal love story.

71
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow
May 7th, 2018

See it if You want to see a thought provoking play with great performances.

Don't see it if You don't like long plays that could be cut down into a one-act. You don't like sparse sets. You don't like thin character development.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting
May 4th, 2018

See it if You like Sondheim & want to see a solid musical theater production. Tip top set, lighting and choreography. Glimmering stars in the cast.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals or Sondheim. Don't like shows about relationships.

80
During previews
The Metromaniacs
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Clever, Entertaining
April 19th, 2018

See it if You have a fun time when actors talk in rhyme. The actors divine & quite fine. The costumes are delish, you'll be seeing fish! See it, bish!

Don't see it if You don't like verse as it makes you want to curse. You hate to laugh as it gives you gas!

89
Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Melodic pacing, Excellent orchestra
March 21st, 2018

See it if You love musical theatre & want to see it before it wins the Tony for Best Musical. You love shows about the simple complexity of humanity.

Don't see it if You don't like musical theatre or you only like flashy musicals.

100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see
March 21st, 2018

See it if This show is MANDATORY, MUST SEE for all of humanity. It is musical theatre perfection.

Don't see it if You don't like humanity.

87
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Funny
March 19th, 2018

See it if You love musicals & supporting quality, local theater. You like to have fun & see excellent acting/singing/choreography.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. You don't like Queens. Poor sound mixing & buying skunked wine at the bar annoy you.

75
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Hilarious
March 8th, 2018

See it if You love Jimmy Buffett, jukebox musicals, camp, & puns. You've had a few margaritas, want to escape, & don't take Broadway so seriously.

Don't see it if You don't like Jimmy Buffett. You like serious plays. You're sober.

85
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking
February 16th, 2018

See it if You like family dramedies. Great acting, great script, funny, heartwarming & heartbreaking and all the feels. Great 1 act (90 min)!

Don't see it if You don't like family dramedies.

85
Afterglow
Midtown W
Great staging, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
February 8th, 2018

See it if You want to see a steamy 1 act show that tackles selfhood when commitment & relationship boundaries are challenged.

Don't see it if You don't like nudity. You don't like gay themes. You don't like plays that explore relationships, selfhood or boundaries.

85
Koalas are Dicks
East Village
Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky
February 8th, 2018

See it if You want to see a raunchy, irreverent show about Hollywood after a few drinks at the bar. This is a 1 act comedy, so be libated to laugh!

Don't see it if You don't like irreverent comedies. You like serious plays. You don't like raunchy comedies.

55
During previews
Fire and Air
East Village
Banal, Disappointing, Slow
January 26th, 2018

See it if You liked the "The Judas Kiss." You don't mind a languid, meh plot with excellent actors. Staring in the mirror at the audience was fun!

Don't see it if You don't mind seeing the color drained out of Ballets Russes. Excellent actors trying so hard with a pointless script & boring direction.

80
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Romantic
January 25th, 2018

See it if You want to see a phenomenal performance by Christy Altomare or enjoy watching John Bolton. You need a show for kids & have seen Disney.

Don't see it if You didn't see the movie. You don't like musicals. You like a deep plot or something more geared towards adults.

69
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Confusing, Relevant, Thought-provoking
January 25th, 2018

See it if You love Anna Chlumsky & her character on VEEP. You are interested in seeing a show about small town America staying relevant.

Don't see it if You don't like muddy plays that leave you thinking "meh." Too many thoughts/issues bandied about and no conclusion to any of them.

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Great acting, Beautiful costumes
January 9th, 2018

See it if You love Bette Midler a/o David Hyde Pierce! The costumes are gorgeous! See the hardest working chorus boys on Broadway! It's frivolous fun!

Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals. You don't like light musicals. You don't like fun and frivolity!

69
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Insipid, Quirky
November 30th, 2017

See it if You liked Hamill's Sense & Sensibility and you don't mind skipping the 2nd act. You like scripts where actors play more than one character.

Don't see it if You don't want to sit through a boring 2nd act with an insipid ending.

60
Peter Pan
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Dizzying, Quirky, Great acting
November 26th, 2017

See it if You like experimental plays with minimal plots & actors playing more than one character. You like absurdist theatre and great Bedlam acting.

Don't see it if You need a plot. You don't like confusing, pointless shows.

78
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious
November 16th, 2017

See it if You want to see a hilarious, (for the first 40-50 min) fabulous, one-man show excellently acted with lots of LGBT and pop culture reference.

Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or LGBT themes.