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

86%
(973 Ratings)
Positive
93%
Mixed
6%
Negative
1%
Members say
Great acting, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent

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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248 Reviews | 66 Followers
95
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Must see

See it if You're a fan of Lucas Hnath or any of the cast, like performers at the top of their game, and like weightier subjects mixed with humor.

Don't see it if You think it's for children, want a musical---I don't know. I can't think of a reason not to see it.

135 Reviews | 36 Followers
95
Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love challenging writing and brilliant acting.

Don't see it if You want something fluffy and lavish.

75 Reviews | 10 Followers
95
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love great acting. All 4 actors are phenomenal. Answers those questions about what happened after Nora walked out. A lot to think about.

Don't see it if you insist on realism. The dress is 1900s, the furniture, postures, language very modern. It worked for me, but it's not for everyone.

57 Reviews | 7 Followers
95
Clever, Must see, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if plays that make you think, TERRIFIC acting (particularly, Laurie Metcalf and Jayne Houdyshell), and funny, smart writing

Don't see it if you should see it. Read more

129 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Pleasant surprise, Entertaining

See it if If you want a fun night with a thought provoking, empowering, story.

Don't see it if Just go see this one. Read more

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
95
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if you like Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE and would like to see a fresh take on what happened after that play ended.

Don't see it if you're not interested in Ibsen's characters and what happened to them.

145 Reviews | 34 Followers
95
Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny, Relevant

See it if you want to see a modern discussion on marriage and relationships based on the classic Ibsen play's characters. Smart, funny, great acting!

Don't see it if You are expecting more scenery, bigger cast, or something more traditional. Maybe not the best to bring kids to.

80 Reviews | 17 Followers
95
Clever, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if You know or don't know Ibsen's original. Want thought-provoking but approachable and entertaining theater. And great acting and relevancy.

Don't see it if You don't like classics messed with or reimagined. Or you're looking for a straight drama.

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 Wall Street Journal
April 27th, 2017

"A poorly crafted play—I can’t remember when I last sat through a lumpier exposition—that is not a risky challenge to established belief but a collective celebration of an article of firmly settled faith. 'Part 2' is tensionless...Cooper's three co-stars are outstanding, but they’re all well-known quantities on Broadway. Not so Mr. Cooper, who has plenty of stage experience but hasn’t appeared in a play since 1985. Let’s hope he works his discreet magic again soon—preferably in a better show."
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Deadline
April 27th, 2017

"The funniest, and the sharpest play of the year...Hnath’s inspired writing, which endows each character with an arsenal of fastballs, curveballs and spitballs, keeping us disarmingly off-balance. He’s an uncommonly gifted parodist...Sam Gold’s smashing production renders the action, such as it is, and the dialogue slightly off-kilter as these once intimate people tiptoe through a dream in which everyone gets even and nobody wins."
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Deadline
August 10th, 2017

"The new cast members are brilliant. White has a light touch and game business as Nora, bringing out the comic shadings in contrast to the darker woman played by Metcalf. Henderson...is magisterial as Torvald...'A Doll’s House, Part 2' is as rich the second time around as it was the first: smart, funny, whiplash engaging and insanely entertaining. Even as it is quite different–and, so, freshly revealing with these gifted newcomers. A must-see."
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