Sarah P

New York City | 35-49 | Female
About:  Absolutely addicted to theatre!!!
Reviews (64)
88
Sweat
Midtown W
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want a play that is extremely timely for our political and cultural moment in the Trump era!! Fantastic acting and writing, too.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more fluffy and frivolous.

92
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You loved the original as much as I did...also, if you want to see a star being born in the impeccable Eva Noblezada as Kim!!

Don't see it if You hated the show the first time around, I suppose?

78
Drunkle Vanya
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if You like Chekhov and/or drinking. :)

Don't see it if You find Chekhov deadly boring, or don't want a small, immersive show w some audience participation.

85
Cagney
Midtown W
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Educational

See it if You are a fan of James Cagney or, like me, wanted to know more - also if you love great tap dancing or are a Robert Creighton fan! He rules.

Don't see it if You despise Cagney for some reason, I suppose :) or want something more modern.

92
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of this delightful classic, or especially if you've never experienced it live before! Danny Burstein is incredible as Tevye.

Don't see it if For some reason you really hate the show itself I suppose...in which case, I don't get you. :)

87
During previews
Hilarious, Edgy, Quirky, Original

See it if You enjoy characters that are complicated and real,and want to see an irreverently funny yet touching story about parents & coping w cancer.

Don't see it if You're easily offended by raunchy and sometimes dark humor. Not one for the kiddies, there's a (hilarious) sex scene!

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoyed the original OR would rather see a fresh new stripped-down take; I love John Doyle's simple direction! Cynthia Erivo is amazing.

Don't see it if You should really just see it, period.

88
Bright Star
Midtown W
Delightful, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You appreciate bluegrass music; I'm not even really a bluegrass fan and I LOVED this score, actually!! Also, Carmen Cusack is wonderful!

Don't see it if You hate this kind of music or want something a little less sentimental.

94
Enchanting, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if You just want to enjoy a classic, old-fashioned and sweet romantic comedy, with a fantastic cast - Laura Benanti is in marvelous voice here!

Don't see it if You're looking for something more modern and edgy.

94
Pericles
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Exquisite, Sweet

See it if You want to check out one of the more obscure, less-performed Shakespeare plays - this is a beautiful prod of it! Christian Camargo shines.

Don't see it if You can't stand Shakespeare (in which case, I urge you to re-evaluate).

92
During previews
American Psycho
Midtown W
Edgy, Clever, Relevant, Stylish

See it if You're looking for a dark but visually striking show, with excellent 80's synth-pop-dance style music and a ridiculously sexy cast.

Don't see it if This is NOT one for the kiddies, or those seeking lighter fare!

96
During previews
Blackbird
Midtown W
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

See it if You want to see two brilliant actors giving 200%, in an intimate, challenging play that will definitely make you think (and question)!

Don't see it if You're bringing the kids, or just don't want something dark & disturbing.

91
During previews
Straight
Midtown W
Absorbing, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to laugh but also think, and getting to watch cute boys make out is always a bonus! Fantastic performances from all 3 actors.

Don't see it if You're a homophobe...actually, you should, maybe you'd learn something.

91
During previews
Once Upon a Mattress
Lower E Side
Delightful, Entertaining, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy spoofy, fun fairy tales and want a classic romantic comedy (with a twist). Jackie Hoffman fans MUST see her in this!!

Don't see it if You're looking for something deeper/more serious, I guess.

88
Fool For Love
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Sexy

See it if You are a fan of Sam Rockwell or Nina Arianda, who are both amazing here, and have fantastic chemistry together!!

Don't see it if You can't handle 75 mins without an intermission, I suppose.

83
During previews
Allegiance
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You're a fan of George Takei or the amazing Lea Salonga, and definitely if you want to learn some important U.S. history!!

Don't see it if You're looking for something fluffy.

97
For a previous production
Eclipsed
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You want a fantastic drama mixed with a surprising amount of a comedy, brilliantly acted by 5 phenomenal women including Lupita Nyong'o!

Don't see it if You're planning to bring the kids.

87
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You're a fan of the glorious music of Carole King, of course! Or just want to learn more about her life and music...

Don't see it if You hate all pop music of that era, I suppose?

92
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want a mega-laughs comedy full of incredible drag show routines!! Dave Thomas Brown is some serious eye candy as boy or girl, too.

Don't see it if You cannot stand drag queens, I suppose.

74
Great staging, Pretty

See it if You're an avid ballet fan, and/or adore Gershwin music.

Don't see it if You're not at all into ballet; it's a LOT of dance primarily.

84
Stomp
East Village
Clever, Original, Funny

See it if You're seeking a one of a kind, fun, urban percussion kind of show, great for kids and non English speakers especially!

Don't see it if You want a traditional musical/play or something with a storyline.

88
Enchanting, Entertaining, Moving

See it if You like the film, or Peter Pan in general...I know I'm in the minority, but I found this show magical, touching and fun!

Don't see it if You abhor pop-y scores and contemporary choreography, or just despise children.

80
Drunk Shakespeare
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Original

See it if You're a Shakespeare fan who also enjoys boozing it up, or watching others do so.

Don't see it if You detest all things Bard-related!

89
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Nostalgic

See it if You enjoy the music of the Four Seasons/Frankie Valli, or just want to learn more about them. The smartest/best of the "jukebox musicals"!

Don't see it if You absolutely hate the Four Seasons/Frankie Valli, I suppose. :)

84
Sleep No More
Chelsea
Absorbing, Original, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You like exploring cool environments rich in detail and atmosphere, and want to try a different kind of theatrical experience!

Don't see it if You have a hard time walking/standing for long periods of time (although there are elevators if you can't use stairs). Not for kids.

95
During previews
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy the movie and/or the amazing Andy Karl, who is in excellent form here!! I also loved Tim Minchin's smart, funny lyrics.

Don't see it if You are allergic to fun.

95
During previews
Significant Other
Midtown W
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to laugh a lot and possibly cry a little, and especially if you're single! Gideon Glick is giving an amazing performance.

Don't see it if I dunno, you're looking for a musical?

88
During previews
Coriolanus
West Village
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You're at all a Shakespeare fan, or just want a good, intimate drama that is extremely relevant to right now (politics! elections!).

Don't see it if You can't sit through a play that's close to 3 hours.

94
Exquisite, Romantic, Must see, Great singing

See it if You're looking for a great date night out, or just want to experience a Bway landmark! Everyone needs to see it at least once.

Don't see it if You despise Andrew Lloyd Webber...might be frightening for really little kids, I suppose?

73
Himself and Nora
West Village
Raunchy, Cliched, Great singing

See it if You're a fan of Matt Bogart and/or Whitney Bashor (I am, thankfully!), who are both wonderful here...and very sexy!

Don't see it if You're with small children maybe, or if you just get easily bored.

88
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Cute, Great singing

See it if You want to see a classic musical normally done by adults performed by some of the best kid stars of Bway! Joshua Colley is amazing.

Don't see it if You really hate children, I suppose?

83
The Humans
Midtown W
Intelligent, Great acting, Intense, Relevant

See it if You want to see a brilliant Bway ensemble at work, in a very current play about a struggling family and their dysfunctional Thanksgiving.

Don't see it if It's kinda on the grim, depressing side; I have enough problems in my real life.

88
The Crucible
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Resonant

See it if You want to see an Arthur Miller chestnut given new and fresh life via Ivo van Hove's always-exciting and thought-provoking direction.

Don't see it if You're totally tired of this play, I suppose.

86
During previews
Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to learn more about fascinating Broadway history (esp black Bway history), and especially if you appreciate phenomenal tap dancing!

Don't see it if You're looking for something shorter (it ran around 3 hours when I went).

95
During previews
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Romantic

See it if You're a fan of Sara Bareilles or Jessie Mueller, or just seeking an adorable, sweet but realistic story of female empowerment!

Don't see it if You really hate pie for some reason, I guess? :)

90
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Moving

See it if You want to watch one of our best actors (Frank Langella) in a play that fascinatingly brings you into the world of a man with dementia.

Don't see it if It may hit a little too close to home if you have a loved one w this condition...very sad.

90
During previews
Southern Comfort
East Village
Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You're interested in the real-life experiences of trans people, particularly FTM; it's based on a documentary. Lovely folk/bluegrass music!

Don't see it if Just see it!

94
During previews
Old Hats
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Hilarious, Original

See it if You appreciate smart, creative clowning, combined with charming original songs performed by the lovely Shaina Taub!

Don't see it if You need something with a plot.

91
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing

See it if You appreciate Shakespeare and/or early 60's-era Beatles, as this creatively weds the two, in an adaptation of 'Much Ado About Nothing'!

Don't see it if You want more of a traditional musical maybe; this is more of a play w songs (excellent ones by Billie Joe Armstrong).

94
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Great staging, Intense

See it if You want to experience a classic American drama staged in an inventive, original manner with a top-notch British cast! Mark Strong is fab!

Don't see it if You can't handle a 2-hour intermissionless drama.

83
During previews
Entertaining, Fun, Cute

See it if You're a fan of Gloria Estefan and/or Latin music, or want to know about her life, or are just looking for a light good time.

Don't see it if You loathe Gloria Estefan.

88
During previews
Therese Raquin
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Riveting

See it if You are a fan of Keira Knightley and/or dark, twisted, seductive horror tales. Also, the set for this is incredible!!

Don't see it if You're looking for lighter, happier fare.

88
During previews
Sylvia
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Great acting, Quirky

See it if You want something fun and silly and want to laugh at a brilliant comedic performance from the amazing Annaleigh Ashford, playing a dog!!

Don't see it if You're looking for something really dramatic.

85
During previews
The Gin Game
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if You admire James Earl Jones and/or Cicely Tyson, who are both fabulous in this! Also if you want something simple but funny.

Don't see it if You need something a little more fast-paced and exciting.

80
During previews
Trip of Love
Midtown W
Entertaining, Sexy, Eye-catching

See it if You love classic 60's music and dancing, and just want to watch something pretty and fun.

Don't see it if You're looking for a storyline, this is not a book musical; it's definitely a revue (no speaking).

81
Amazing Grace
Midtown W
Great staging, Epic, Resonant

See it if You're interested in learning about the man who wrote "Amazing Grace", and/or the British slave trade.

Don't see it if You're looking for something more lighthearted and funny.

88
Ambitious, Great staging, Epic

See it if You appreciate the often stunning, creatively daring puppetry work of Julie Taymor! Or, you have kids who love Disney. :)

Don't see it if You absolutely loathe all things Disney, but even then you should really give it a chance for Taymor.

92
During previews
Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if You want a fun, light, bubbly evening of musical theatre, and especially if you're a sucker for tap dancing, like me! Fabulous tapping!!

Don't see it if You're a snob who frowns at campy parody and delightful silliness.

80
Dizzying, Original, Intense

See it if You like aerial/circus type stuff, funky music & dancing, and beautiful, athletic dancers!

Don't see it if You can't handle standing and moving around the entire show, no seats at all here.

90
Avenue Q (NYC)
Midtown W
Hilarious, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You're looking for a fun, clever "Sesame Street for adults" kind of comedy, with fantastic puppetry and catchy tunes!

Don't see it if You're bringing a very small child; full puppet nudity/sex and some adult themes ;)