Sally 5

New York City | 50-64 | Female

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Reviews (112)
100
Perfection!, Enchanting, Delightful
July 17th, 2022

See it if You're a Sondheim fan, love beautiful voices and want to walk out humming. Absolute perfection!

Don't see it if You expect big Broadway sets (this is bare bones with the orchestra on stage) or if you can't sit for 3 hours.

64
Epiphany
Upper W Side
Confusing, loud, pompous
July 10th, 2022

See it if You like unlikable people shouting over each other on stage in an endlessly confusing play.

Don't see it if you like clear-cut plots where you don't have to think a lot.

Also Did anyone else think those wooden stairs were recycled from the My Fa... Read more Read less

20
BAROCOCO (2022)
Midtown E
Time., Of., Waste.
February 20th, 2022

See it if Don't ... unless you have absolutely nothing else to do and like double entendrés & physical comedy that's hardly "physical" at all.

Don't see it if As if it wasn't bad enough, we had a talking 5-yr-old in the audience & snow squall alerts going off on people's phones. Oy!

78
During previews
English
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing
February 9th, 2022

See it if You're open to learning about different cultures and seeing new, vibrant plays in a small production.

Don't see it if You have no interest in learning anything about cultures beyond your own and if you prefer big productions with deep character development

72
Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious
February 2nd, 2022

See it if you've liked Lapine's productions in the past - the staging is great; first act is fine, it bores in Act 2.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or hate celebrity impersonations (the Cary Grant character will annoy you).

80
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Great singing, Clever, Entertaining
January 20th, 2022

See it if If you're a Sondheim fan, you have to see it. Although I wasn't a fan of Lenk in the role, seeing Lupone on stage makes it worth it.

Don't see it if You don't like musicals and have no appreciation of Sondheim.

90
Morning Sun
Midtown W
Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing
November 2nd, 2021

See it if you can beg, borrow or steal to get a ticket! Masterful acting, you'll love the NYC-specific references, heartfelt female story.

Don't see it if you only like linear plays, big productions w/fancy sets or happy endings.

Also All 3 actors are wonderful in this intriguing, yet ordinary, story of ... Read more Read less

65
Slow, Disappointing, Confusing
October 22nd, 2021

See it if You're a Lily Taylor fan - there's really no other reason to see this confusing monologue.

Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows, you fall asleep easily, or expect to be entertained.

75
During previews
Disappointing ending, Good cast, Amusing
March 5th, 2020

See it if You enjoy Tracy Letts' sense of humor, and admittedly, its' fun to see him appear in his own play. Good cast.

Don't see it if you want serious drama or expect a clean tidy ending - it goes completely off the rails at the end after a good build-up.

70
During previews
The Perplexed
Midtown W
Indulgent, Amusing, Disappointing
February 13th, 2020

See it if You're interested in sitting through 2.5 hours of slightly amusing dialogue spoken by people in pretty costumes on a great set.

Don't see it if You may leave "perplexed" that all the good theater "cred" behind this production (playwright/cast/director) couldn't do something more w/it

30
During previews
A few laughs, Disappointing, Tries too hard
January 12th, 2020

See it if You're a Bess Myerson fan - or maybe not, since she's bashed throughout in a show that's not stage-worthy & tries too hard for laughs.

Don't see it if you have anything better to do. Really, stay home and save your $$.

78
Greater Clements
Upper W Side
Absorbing, Devastating, Great writing
January 1st, 2020

See it if You can sit through 3 hours to see a well-written, devastatingly sad tragic play with the always outstanding Judith Ivey.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a 3-hour play (even with 2 intermissions) and don't like sad plays.

79
During previews
Solid cast, Great writing, Entertaining
November 13th, 2019

See it if You're a Foote fan, like well-written plays and good actors in a classic Americana play. I go to see K Neilsen in everything (except Gary!)

Don't see it if You don't like plays set in the 50s or aren't a fan of "implied, but not spoken" plot lines.

70
Molly Sweeney
Midtown W
Over-rated, Well-written, Disappointing
November 8th, 2019

See it if You like words. Friel's words are amazing as usual, but something's missing- 3 monologues don't really build a connection to the characters

Don't see it if You've heard great things about this play and have high expectations. Being talked at for 2.5 hours isn't always easy.

45
An Enchanted April
Midtown W
Snoozefest, Slow, Disappointing
November 3rd, 2019

See it if You like old-fashioned musicals, uneven singing, uneven British accents, and generally like any "let's put on a show" effort..

Don't see it if have good memories of the movie. This didn't appear to be stage-ready.

76
During previews
Different, Slow, Clever
October 23rd, 2019

See it if You're a Dinklage fan - kudos to him for being game to do a musical and fun to see him in something light. Jasmine CJ is delightful.

Don't see it if you're expecting a big musical. Minimal set works, as do great costumes and fabulous voices (except Peter's, but it works nonetheless).

82
During previews
Linda Vista
Midtown W
Very current, Great writing, Funny
September 30th, 2019

See it if You like to laugh and enjoy well-written adult dialogue about contemporary issues. Very funny - well done, Tracy Letts!

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity (like the woman next to me who freaked out!?) and light Trump-bashing.

98
Must see, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing
September 3rd, 2019

See it if You want to see a drama that makes everything else you've seen look like amateur hour (Hamilton excluded, of course!).

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play about race relations. Man behind me said "Well, that was different." Nope, not at all - read a newspaper!

25
During previews
Make Believe
Midtown W
Annoying, Disappointing, Ugh!
August 6th, 2019

See it if Two words: Don't. bother. Couldn't wait for it to end. First half w/the kids goes on way too long. Predictable, contrived, boring.

Don't see it if You have anything better to do with 80 minutes of your time.

40
During previews
Long Lost
Midtown W
Predictable, boring, great set
May 26th, 2019

See it if saying "Well, the set was nice" is enough for you.

Don't see it if You expect this to be of the same caliber as Margulies' other works. You'll leave saying "Are we sure he really wrote this one?"

72
During previews
Slow, Ambitious, Great singing
May 22nd, 2019

See it if You enjoy a stage full of great singing voices (sometimes overwhelmed by loud orch). The score soars at times, seems like filler at others.

Don't see it if You expect a big musical production - you'll be met with a nearly bare stage and a ring of chairs.

82
During previews
Quirky, Funny, Surprising
May 8th, 2019

See it if you're a Shepard fan and will be delighted to have quite a few laughs thru-out, which is unusual for Sam's usual darkness.

Don't see it if You want light fluff and have had enough dysfunctional family plays.

Also The staging is amazing! And the live sheep nearly steals the show.

70
During previews
Something Clean
Midtown W
Good acting, Fresh, Absorbing
May 5th, 2019

See it if You want a look at the impact sexual assault has on the mother of the perpetrator. Kathryn Erbe is excellent. Play structure is distracting.

Don't see it if Short, choppy (and some unnecessary) scenes break up the story & take you out of the flow ... otherwise, a well-done new play.

Also Roundabout's Underground rarely disappoints. Great place to see new pl... Read more Read less

97
During previews
Ink
Midtown W
Great staging, Stunning!, Delightful
April 20th, 2019

See it if Just plain wow! The Brits really know how to put on a show - from the inventive staging to the outstanding 2 leads to the snappy writing.

Don't see it if You only like musicals, have trouble getting used to British accents - otherwise, see this - it's a standout for this season!

88
During previews
All My Sons
Midtown W
Intense, Masterful, Great acting
April 17th, 2019

See it if You want to see a great staging of the Arthur Miller classic. Outstanding leads, esp Ben Walker, and amazing set.

Don't see it if Not a lot of reasons not to see this - except if you only like light fluffy theater.

82
Perp
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Absorbing
April 8th, 2019

See it if You enjoy some really good acting and a well-written play that keeps your interest with interesting twists and turns.

Don't see it if You don't like police/prison dramas.

49
During previews
Not funny, Cliched, Disappointing
March 31st, 2019

See it if You enjoy seeing 2 people tailspin in a toxic, co-dependent relationship or can find humor in that kind of relationship.

Don't see it if You'd rather do anything else than cringe as you watch an unhealthy co-dependent relationship unfold in what's billed as a comedy.

Also I've enjoyed other Feiffer work, but this one would have been better l... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Burn This
Midtown W
Intense, Great writing, Absorbing
March 27th, 2019

See it if You enjoy fast-paced, well-written dialog & a drama that whizzes by & still holds up in 2019. Adam Driver is outstanding!

Don't see it if You want light entertainment or if you saw the Malkovich original this would disappoint. 2002 cast overall better, but Driver is a stand-out

93
During previews
Great acting, Fresh, Clever
March 24th, 2019

See it if Laurie Metcalf, as usual, delivers an exquisite performance. Refreshing to hear all those things you might think of the Clintons said aloud.

Don't see it if You don't like politics or can't stand any discussion of the Clintons - but you'll miss out on a great play with great lead actors.

88
After
Midtown E
Thought-provoking, Timely, Great acting, Absorbing
March 23rd, 2019

See it if you want a glimpse into a realistic portrayal of high school bullying and its possible impacts on families - great cast & set.

Don't see it if you're sensitive to bullying or gun violence issues or want a light fluffy show.

69
Fiercely Independent
Soho/Tribeca
Cliched, Nothing new, Disappointing
March 21st, 2019

See it if you like plays about relationships that cover the same old issues - there's nothing "fierce" about this play.

Don't see it if you don't want to listen to other people's problems for 90 minutes and/or feel squished into your seat in a smelly, cold theater.

95
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Riveting
March 4th, 2019

See it if You like well-written dramas that hold your attention and make you forget you're in a theater for 3 hours. Just superb.

Don't see it if you can't sit for 3 hours, have a hard time with Irish accents or just don't like serious well-written dramas.

87
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Refreshing
March 1st, 2019

See it if You want to see the amazing Glenda Jackson take on Lear and do it masterfully with an impressive gathering of co-stars.

Don't see it if You can't sit for 3.5 hours and/or don't like "modern" interpretations of the classics.

85
During previews
The Mother
Chelsea
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite huppert!
February 26th, 2019

See it if You want to see Isabelle Huppert in a fantastic performance. She's stunning, from start to finish. Plus, Mr. Big.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy absurdist, non-linear stories, French accents or are triggered by disturbing/ed mothers.

97
Absorbing, Delightful, Masterful
February 7th, 2019

See it if Just see it. What else is there to say that hasn't already been said? An exquisite night of theater.

Don't see it if You don't like long shows, or haven't listened to the music beforehand, which makes it much easier to understand the words and what's going

79
Entertaining, Quirky, A classic
January 31st, 2019

See it if You're a Sam Shepard, Paul Dano or Ethan Hawke fan; luckily I got a discounted ticket since I wasn't overly excited to see this again.

Don't see it if I was spoiled by the Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C Reilly production ... but always wax nostalgic for some classic Shepard.

87
Trick or Treat
Midtown E
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking
January 20th, 2019

See it if you want to see some great acting in a family drama with lots of twists & turns, some surprising.

Don't see it if You're sensitive to the issue of Alzheimer's or generally sick of dysfunctional family dramas. The cast makes this a great production.

75
During previews
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Boundary-pushing
January 12th, 2019

See it if You're a LaBute fan, like me; 1 out of 3 good ones makes this worth it. Great Negro Works of Art hits it out of the park.

Don't see it if You don't like monologues or are sensitive about the topics of the Holocaust and race.

89
Entertaining, Great writing, Moving
November 13th, 2018

See it if you want to see a great cast in a well-written, realistic family drama dealing with the challenges related to an aging parent & some laughs.

Don't see it if you're sensitive about the subjects of aging and dementia or can't sit through a 2-hour play. Go see Elaine May anyway, you won't be sorry.

87
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Refreshing
November 6th, 2018

See it if You're open to something different that's engaging, fun and very well-acted.

Don't see it if You hate monologues & one-person shows.

79
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
October 28th, 2018

See it if you want to see some good acting from all 3 or are involved in the publishing/editorial world and want a few laughs - not much of a story.

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep, meaningful drama or despise when the out-of-town fangirls cheer when Daniel Radcliffe appears on stage.

90
During previews
Apologia
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound
October 10th, 2018

See it if You're open to being drawn into a damaged family's attempts to revisit the past. Great acting by Channing & esp Hugh Dancy.

Don't see it if You're sick of dysfunctional family dramas - but I'd still say, see it -- it's different than others & very well written & acted.

67
Formulaic, Fluffy, Cliched
September 23rd, 2018

See it if you like big Broadway musicals, disco music & drag. Mark Ballas is a fish out of water and his singing voice is not Broadway-worthy.

Don't see it if if you want anything more than a fluffy "accept others" "we'll turn this situation around" story - or are uncomfortable about drag queens.

48
During previews
Slow, Excruciating, Skip it!
September 21st, 2018

See it if Kristine Nielsen is wonderful, as always! Jean Lichty speaks so softly you miss 75% of her lines - how does the director miss that?

Don't see it if You like lively, fast-moving dramas or if you're hard of hearing.

88
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining
September 16th, 2018

See it if You enjoy laughing, Shakespeare, good acting (esp McTeer) and a clever story.

Don't see it if You can't sit through a 2-hour play, have a hard time understanding British accents, and hate Shakespeare.

82
During previews
The True
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant
September 11th, 2018

See it if You're interested in a well-written play about NY State politics in the 1970s that mirrors a lot of today's news. Plus Edie's great!

Don't see it if You hate politics and strong women characters and can't sit longer than 90 minutes.

90
Funny, Clever, Refreshing
August 21st, 2018

See it if You enjoy laughing and seeing a very well-written, realistic portrayal of brothers interacting, with deeper family drama.

Don't see it if You're a curmudgeon and don't like to laugh and/or hate loud music b/c there's very very loud rap music playing before the show starts.

87
Mary Page Marlowe
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing
August 15th, 2018

See it if you want to see an outstanding cast in a cleverly staged realistic drama.

Don't see it if you can't follow a non-linear story line and don't like plays about dysfunctional families.

75
Ambitious, Entertaining, Refreshing
August 5th, 2018

See it if If you like short plays and/or new dramas, especially a good new LaBute play (that doesn't have his usual surprise twist BTW ...)

Don't see it if you hate short plays, only like familiar classics, or need to see big stars.

80
My Life on a Diet
Midtown W
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny
July 27th, 2018

See it if You're a Renee or The Nanny fan and like nostalgia and stories of movie stars and TV shows of the past.

Don't see it if You have no idea who Renee is or don't appreciate the contribution she & Joe Bologna made to comedy writing and films.