A Doll's House, Part 2
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A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2 NYC Reviews and Tickets

(974 Reviews)
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Great acting, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

About the Show

Lucas Hnath's Tony-nominated sequel to Ibsen's masterwork now stars Tony winner Julie White as Nora. Directed by Tony winner Sam Gold.

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84 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you want to see the best play of the year.

Don't see it if you believe Nora should never have left in the first place.

112 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Profound

See it if you want to see a play in which every line is better than the last. It's brilliant.

Don't see it if you can't afford it.

53 Reviews | 13 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Resonant

See it if If you love terrific writing and superb performances!

Don't see it if If you don't like great visitations of the classics...

82 Reviews | 54 Followers
Funny, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy great writing; great dialog; great acting

Don't see it if you don't like thoughtful dialog

187 Reviews | 31 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if you appreciate young, new, fresh playwrights and exquisite, intelligent, fast-paced performers.

Don't see it if you are expecting a classic.

157 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Masterful, Must see

See it if This was a MASTERCLASS in acting.

Don't see it if There’s no reason. Tickets are affordable. You’ll be laughing and crying.

133 Reviews | 38 Followers
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Funny, Clever, Great writing

See it if you enjoyed Henrik Ibsen's classic, have strong feminist opinions, or like updated takes on old works.

Don't see it if you want an extravagant performance, elaborate sets, or an easygoing theatre experience.

81 Reviews | 20 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy great acting and a great story that you can connect with and become invested in.

Don't see it if You only enjoy musicals.

Critic Reviews (68)

The New York Times
April 27th, 2017

"A smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play...Features a magnificent Laurie Metcalf leading one of the best casts in town...Mr. Hnath approaches what might seem like a hubristic project with the humility and avidity of an engaged Everyreader...He has written an endlessly open debate. Which for the record never feels like a debate, such is the emotional commitment of the cast and the immediacy of Mr. Gold’s fine, sensitive production."
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The New York Times
August 28th, 2017

"The new cast...pretty much seals the deal on the play’s extraordinary merits...The new actors advance Hnath’s whirling arguments about love and ownership with as much ease as the original cast, and even greater humor...The result of all these macro- and micro-tunings is a production that feels even more thriller-like in its swiftness...'A Doll's House, Part 2' remains a triumph of ambivalent feminist comedy. It’s the kind of play you hope won’t end."
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Time Out New York
April 27th, 2017

"With Lucas Hnath’s lucid and absorbing 'A Doll’s House, Part 2,' the Broadway season goes out with a bang...Modern in its language, mordant in its humor and suspenseful in its plotting, the play judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility. And Sam Gold’s exemplary direction keeps you hanging on each turn of argument and twist of knife. Everything about the production works. It’s a slam dunk."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 28th, 2017

"As directed by the inerrant Sam Gold, Hnath’s play is at its core a public forum on questions of marriage that still bedevil us...Hnath provides enough ingenious structure to allow 'A Doll’s House, Part 2' to function quite smoothly as an often hilarious puzzle drama...Hnath is not using the preexisting characters and their backstory as ways of avoiding having to create something original; rather, they are springboards to something very new indeed...A great feminist comedy."
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New Yorker
May 1st, 2017

"Hnath has now found himself by parsing and filling in a story he didn’t write...To go from dreaming about Nora’s life to writing it required a leap of faith—an author’s faith in his own imagination—and that’s the kind of energy that jumps out at you from Hnath’s play, his strongest yet...It was thrilling to feel that the writer and the director weren’t condescending to us and assumed we’d keep up. We do, because Nora matters to us and will always matter to us."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 27th, 2017

"It delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions...Directed with stylish austerity by Sam Gold, the play provides a corker of a role for the indomitable Laurie Metcalf...As much an ingenious elaboration and deconstruction of 'A Doll's House' as a sequel, and it stands perfectly well on its own...In Gold's zesty staging, the lightness of touch in the writing carries through to the direction and performances, nowhere more so than with Metcalf."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 27th, 2017

"Humor abounds in playwright Lucas Hnath’s creative sequel...Metcalf's Nora is a woman who knows her own mind and isn’t afraid to say so. It’s a revelatory performance, rife with physicality and determination...Literary fanfic of the highest caliber, Hnath’s script is an irreverent yet respectful take on the source material...A worthy companion piece to the original, 'A Doll’s House, Part 2' is an imaginative postscript to a well-loved standard."
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April 27th, 2017

"Helmer Sam Gold knows his players and right from this first scene pairs them in a series of close encounters that feel like fierce, if friendly wrestling matches...Hnath’s dialogue, slangy and vulgar and brightly idiomatic, is full of zingers...Metcalf is amazing, uncovering so many facets to Nora, while retaining the humor to laugh at her idiocies. But by now, we’re starting to suspect that this isn’t really a play, but a very funny and quite biting manifesto...Nora wins every verbal battle."
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