The Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery about the murder of a black sergeant on a Louisiana army base in 1944 comes to Broadway for the first time, starring David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood. More…
From the show:
1944. A black Sergeant is murdered on a Louisiana Army base, and one tenacious investigator must race against his white leadership to unravel the crime before they unravel him.
A hair-raising drama that reverberates with the “authentic and exciting pulse” (Ben Brantley, The New York Times) of mystery, Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece rockets onto Broadway for the first time, starring three-time Tony nominee David Alan Grier and Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).
See it if Great production, acting and story. Absorbing. Great approach to race issues within a mystery plot.
Don't see it if You prefer comedies and musicals.
See it if Solid revival of a well-written military investigation. Like the pre-cursor to A Few Good Men. Enjoyed it.Went by quickly.
Don't see it if Serious dramas are not your thing.
See it if Leon's staging of this drama of endemic racism in the 1940's military is still sadly pertinent Grier shines brightest in riveting ensemble
Don't see it if Despite being a taut, well written & highly dramatic piece, it has a 'TV courtroom procedural' feel to it Leon's movement choreo a bit stagy
See it if the idea of an atmospheric look at the barracks life of a black unit in the WWII-era Armed Forces appeals to you.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a play that confronts the blatant institutionalized racism of the WWII-era US Armed Forces.
See it if Its 1944 during WWII at army camp a murder take place - Who done It? See a classic story that will have you think?
Don't see it if you want a happy go lucky show.
Also David Grier was excellent. The service man was terrific.
See it if You like shows that tell, instead of show. You like listening to narration of what happened.
Don't see it if You can't keep all the characters names straight when they are narrated at a rapid fire pace. Very confusing & hard to follow.
See it if you like taut dramas with excellent actors.Story of prejudice in the military in WWII is powerful & touching.Excellent production.
Don't see it if you have trouble keep track of characters.Names don't always track.I wish they used nicknames or some more identifying name.
See it if A spectacular cast performs this gripping tale of murder in the Army in 1944. Grier and Underwood are top notch. The story is gripping.
Don't see it if If an old-fashioned murder mystery doesn't interest you. If you are uninterested in the issues of race in the military.
See it if Enjoy a well scripted well cast drama about race, the south and the military.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy intense drama with some twists and turns to it
See it if 1944 murder of a black officer on a Louisiana Army base & its investigation; the black men in the barracks recount their sides in flashbacks
Don't see it if don't want issues of racism (towards the black investigating officer & in the privates' flashbacks); occasionally confusing as to characters
See it if you’ve been waiting for Charles Fuller’s play to make its Broadway debut; invested in racial tensions among close-knit groups of men.
Don't see it if un-invested in male-focused plays, racial tensions, and court-case-like dramas that require you to pay rapt attention to many quiet moments.
See it if Wonderful cast. Great script! Riveting. I love mystery investigation dramas! Don't miss. Fabulous pacing.
Don't see it if you only like musicals.
See it if In a murder mystery, explores the internalized / institutionalized racism and classism. Nuance might get lost on "color-blind" folks tho.
Don't see it if Gun/shots or man being shot are triggering. Military men isn't your thing. Internalized racism 101, but some audience might not understand.
See it if A beautifully acted and well told story about Black soldiers in Louisiana. Part murder mystery, part historical dialogue.
Don't see it if You aren’t interesting in racial issues and serious events.
See it if Military based murder mystery amidst racial attitudes in wartime 1940's.Great performances by all.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a wartime murder mystery.
See it if you want to see a fairly interesting take on the complexities of black racial identity with some phenomenal performances
Don't see it if you want a murder mystery with a satisfying payoff; you are a white person unwilling to accept that this play wasn't written for you
See it if You are okay seeing mildly interesting play, with some good acting, despite the play’s dated nature.
Don't see it if You prefer subtle and layered writing, which you will not find here.
See it if you like intelligent, well-acted plays that explore trenchant issues in an intelligent and complex way
Don't see it if you want something that has real dramatic drive and is going to go to unexpected places
See it if you want to see why this play won a Pulitzer. 40 years later it is still a riveting evening. Well acted great set
Don't see it if Racial issues trigger you. you want a light evening in the theater, This is NOT a comedy
See it if you want to see a serious and unusual play on a WWII army base. Wonderful African American actors, imaginatively staged, unexpected ending
Don't see it if you don't like plays that deal with race or you only want light entertainment.
Also David Alan Grier especially outstanding!
See it if you did not see the excellent movie with a far superior cast. This is politically and socially relevant but the casting misses the mark
Don't see it if you have seen better. The story is important but it needs a tighter cast and a more smoldering anger kept under the radar to be accurate
See it if You want to see a powerful historical play with a racist theme with amazing acting.
Don't see it if You don't historical plays or plays about racial prejudice.
See it if Well cast and directed production of Charles Fuller's World War II play which still packs an honest gut punch on racism in the military.
Don't see it if The play is powerful with a variety of believable characters, but too often relies on narration when dialogue would be more effective.