A Soldier's Play (Broadway)
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A Soldier's Play (Broadway)

A Soldier's Play (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(310 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (310)

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133 Reviews | 17 Followers
Great writing, Must see, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to learn more about the history of POC in the military

Don't see it if you want to feel comfortable with the way things are

97 Reviews | 15 Followers
Perhaps the best play i have ever seen ...

See it if you are lucky enough to get a ticket. It is superbly acted by the entire cast, a riveting story and perfectly staged.

Don't see it if ??? There is no reason not to see this. Read more

112 Reviews | 7 Followers
Must see, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a gripping murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish performed by an all star cast.

Don't see it if You don't want to see an intense drama.

95 Reviews | 11 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You want to see the serious side of David Alan Greer and Blair Underwood continue to do his thing..

Don't see it if You want to see a Soldier's Story Live

193 Reviews | 20 Followers
Riveting, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an intelligent script brought to life by an excellent cast with mix of well known actors & newbies or if you liked 1984 film

Don't see it if You want to see a comedy, romance or musical or would be upset at seeing an all Male cast, or have no interest in military life in 1940s Read more

92 Reviews | 9 Followers
Riveting, Profound, Must see, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Highest quality acting! Just amazingly good!

Don't see it if You do not like historically accurate military performances.

54 Reviews | 21 Followers
Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to thrill to an ensemble that's brilliant in every way. You can be transported by a powerful story.

Don't see it if You only like musicals. You think that the injustices of democracy are history.

116 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you would enjoy an interesting story with compelling characters that is well directed and acted

Don't see it if no reason not to see this

Critic Reviews (28)

The New York Times
January 21st, 2020

"In ‘A Soldier’s Play,’ an Endless War Against Black Men: The Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller’s 1981 drama finds premonitions of today in the story of a 1944 murder."
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Time Out New York
January 21st, 2020

4/5 Stars. "As directed by Kenny Leon in its first Broadway production, however, the play is sturdy instead of creaky: Like the bare wood of Derek McLane’s set, it gets the job done, and it provides a platform for powerful moments and performances. "
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New York Magazine / Vulture
January 21st, 2020

"'A Soldier’s Play' Is a Procedural With Bite"
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The Hollywood Reporter
January 21st, 2020

"David Alan Grier and Blair Underwood head the cast in director Kenny Leon's Broadway premiere of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer-winning 1981 race drama set on a Louisiana Army base during World War II."
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January 22nd, 2020

"Director Kenny Leon stages a crackerjack revival of this 1981 play that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama."
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The Wall Street Journal
January 23rd, 2020

"Race Relations and Wartime Woes: In this Broadway revival, the 1944 murder of a black sergeant has an investigator wondering if he was killed by the Klan or one of his own men."
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January 21st, 2020

"‘A Soldier’s Play’ Broadway Review: Stars David Alan Grier & Blair Underwood Earn Stripes In Charles Fuller’s Potent 1981 Masterpiece"
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The Washington Post
January 24th, 2020

"Tried and true formulas work in ‘A Soldier’s Play’ and ‘Grand Horizons’"
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