Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Clever Little Lies

From 82 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

Emmy, Grammy & Golden Globe Award winner Marlo Thomas returns in a new comedy by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro about love, family and the secrets we keep. More…

A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice (Thomas) notices her beloved husband Bill has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son and daughter-in-law over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. A story of long-term love and marriage… for better…and for worse.

1h 30m | Already closed | Westside Theatre Upstairs (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (82)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Delightful
78
Avg Score

75
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever ;-)

See it if You like a good fun story. Heartwarming and real. Great actors and staging. Clever quips.

Don't see it if you don't have time. It's worth going if you can.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Resonant, Great acting, Clever

See it if You're a fan of Marlo Thomas & enjoy sitcom style shows about relationships. The jokes are funny & plentiful & you care about the characters

Don't see it if You're looking for something meaty. This is a light show but it does explore some serious themes and has a nice message about marriage.

55
Cliched, Funny, Confusing, Dated

See it if You're a fan of Marlo Thomas. You want to hear a few good jokes.

Don't see it if You want a more original take on male/female relationships. You want a coherent plot. You're not a fan of Marlo Thomas.

74
Well made comedy with laughs plus resonant ending

See it if you enjoy excellent ensemble comedic acting featuring priceless reactions and surprise ending that lifts this above most sitcoms

Don't see it if you think you've seen this comedic situation a thousand times (you have) and Marlo Thomas at times mistakes posing for acting

93
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You like clever dialog and great acting. Also had a beautiful set of a house and an amazing scene in a car. Very humorous play.

Don't see it if See it!

86
Entertaining, Relevant, Funny

See it if An amusing story about marriage in our times will entertain you.

Don't see it if You live in a fairytale world that doesn't include the possibility of non perfect marriage !

91
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You want a funny fast-paced romantic comedy starring a fantastic cast including Marlo Thomas.

Don't see it if You don't like romantic comedies

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if you want to laugh. this is top three funnies shows I have ever seen. I almost didn't go because I usually don't like it when big stars are

Don't see it if on the stage. Thomas great and so was the rest of the cast. I don't see how everyone would not love this show.

78
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like comedies. This is a fun show but it touches on some serious issues. Still a great night out show.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more highbrow.

70
Funny, Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you want a little off broadway show to see.

Don't see it if you want a better show and writing.

89
Cliched, Fluffy, Great acting, Funny

See it if You like little twists and turns, with laughs along the way.

Don't see it if You do not surprises and want to see an outcome that is expected.

75
Dated, Very funny at first, but turns serious, Great acting, Does seem to be a throwback to an earlier time, Sets and staging very good

See it if you're a Marlo Thomas fan.

Don't see it if you like edgier fare.

77
Clever, Great acting, Funny

See it if you are a fan of sitcom and a fan of any of the talented cast.

Don't see it if looking for a deep, intense play or something to knock your socks off comedy.

78
Fluffy, Quirky

See it if That Girl.

Don't see it if Looking for riveting theater

83
Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Intelligent

See it if want to see a very well done play, that is both humorous and serious at the same time.

Don't see it if you don't like plays.

79
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy mindless but fun entertainment

Don't see it if you're a prude

71
Funny, Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if you like "family secret" plays. A good cast but it is given little to work with in the script.

Don't see it if you're hoping for something actually clever. There were several missed opportunities to make a forgettable play interesting.

73
Slow, Cliched

See it if Infidelity themes and family dynamics intrigue you

Don't see it if You are looking for an engaging or fast paced plot

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Relevant

See it if you like marlo thomas and a good story with a twist!

Don't see it if your marriage is on the rocks.

70
Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if You enjoy modern staging and an exploration of the complexities of family relationships.

Don't see it if You want something that is purely lighthearted.

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if you enjoy good acting and a clever story

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical

55
Funny, Cliched, Formulaic

See it if you're a Marlo Thomas fan.

Don't see it if you're looking for an intelligent play about infidelity.

75
Great writing

See it if you're a fan of Marlo Thomas or Kate Wetherhead. The cast is great and Marlo and Kate really shine.

Don't see it if you're expecting a rollicking comedy. This show feels a bit like a cross between a sitcom and a Lifetime movie.

78
Light, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like light=hearted plays about family relationships.

Don't see it if you don't like comedies.

60
Cliched, Confusing, Dated, Pointless, Dull

See it if I enjoyed Kate Wetherhead's performance. Mildly entertaining. If you like older family sitcoms with a bit of drama it might work for you.

Don't see it if The other actors were competent but unremarkable. The play has no reason for being. It was neither funny nor dramatic enough to compensate.


October 12th, 2015
"While it feels like a throwback to Broadway comedies of the 1960s, this is a new play...Ms. Thomas gives an enjoyable, mildly touching performance as Alice...The rest of the cast is also fine...Good old-fashioned comfort food for theatergoers who prefer entertainment that caters to their long-es...
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October 13th, 2015
"The whole affair plays out like an R-rated family sitcom, with hoary humor and a generic style—the handsome but hollow design elements do nothing to enhance these 2D characters. Toward the end, there's a jarring turn toward pathos, and though this is David Saint's third time directing the materi...
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October 12th, 2015
"Not an ounce of this is believable, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be entertaining.a lot of the audience spent most of the play’s 90 minutes anticipating and roaring. As I sat there stone-faced, I could only conclude that this was because they found tickly what felt to me like the onset of ec...
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October 12th, 2015
"'Clever Little Lies' is nothing if not well-crafted...'Clever Little Lies' exists in that dreamscape of First World problems in which no issue is more pressing than the preservation of family under threat from a limber lover. It’s M&Ms, a guilty pleasure."
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