A Doll's House (Broadway)
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A Doll's House (Broadway)
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A Doll's House (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

82%
(590 Ratings)
Positive
84%
Mixed
10%
Negative
6%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

A new production of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama, led by Academy Award® winner Jessica Chastain.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (590)

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puy
55 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love to see a Master Piece!

Don't see it if If you want to miss out on a Master Piece!!

136 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if This is a completely thought provoking play!!

Don't see it if I can't imagine why you won't want to see it

100 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Must see, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like minimalistic plays, theater reduced to the essential, good actors, good writing and the risky decisions of a good director.

Don't see it if You are looking for a BIG SHOW and lots of distractions. This play is antiseptic!

193 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A wonderful updated Ibsen done on a barrel stage. Only acting seen here. No scenery. No tricks. Just acting.

Don't see it if If you are looking for fluffy 19th century costumes on Nora, this the wrong show. Some audience members thought it was a comedy. Read more

53 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Intense, Masterful, Edgy, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you like stories about women finding their agency.

Don't see it if you are looking for something lighthearted.

56 Reviews | 9 Followers
98
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love amazingly written plays that gets you to pay attention, think and reason.

Don't see it if your an NYC tourist here to “see a show” … you probably won’t like it.

130 Reviews | 12 Followers
97
Ambitious, Resonant, Riveting, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to see a brilliant performance by Jessica Chastain as she remains on stage in a chair for the entire play. Absolutely riveting.

Don't see it if You can’t sit still for two hours, or are looking for a fully fleshed out period piece with sets and costumes.

1186 Reviews | 467 Followers
97
Intense, Masterful, Profound, Riveting, Great acting

See it if You want to see this classic stripped bare of everything except STUNNING ACTING by all involved. No sets, costumes-some lighting effects.

Don't see it if You aren’t ready to sit completely spellbound for the nearly two hours intermission-less and just take in this extraordinary play! Read more

Critic Reviews (30)

The New York Times
March 9th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “That we see these options so starkly is because everything else is pared away. Herzog’s dialogue, pruning the social floweriness and conversational whorls of Ibsen’s naturalism, gets right to the point of every line, leaving the text raw and red, as if exfoliated."
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Time Out New York
March 9th, 2023

"The superb Jessica Chastain plays Nora Helmer ... and Jamie Lloyd’s staging zeroes in on her with relentless focus."
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New York Theatre Guide
March 9th, 2023

“The new Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’ starring Jessica Chastain is laser-focused, laid bare, and simply stunning. “
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 9th, 2023

“It all ends up making this production of ‘A Doll’s House’ feel like an exercise that acting students might do to get a better bearing on their characters”
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The Wall Street Journal
March 9th, 2023

“In scrubbing away virtually all action and much interaction from the play, Mr. Lloyd reduces its power to move us to reflection and feeling. We are left with a skeleton of this still-vital play, all bones, no flesh.”
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Deadline
March 9th, 2023

"Anyone willing to give in to the wily charms and stealthy spell of this stark, thoughtful production will find a singular Broadway experience, a smart and captivating experiment in the power of the voice to transport us to places both far away and deep inside the human psyche."
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New York Daily News
March 10th, 2023

"If you are a fan of Chastain’s work, this is not something to miss, if only to watch how she builds outwards from inside a theatrical, and marital, box."
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Variety
March 9th, 2023

"In this revival, what’s left is a beautiful, spacious clarity about what this oft-produced play is about, who these characters are, what they mean to one another and how they may (or may not) impact audiences of today.
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