Airline Highway
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Airline Highway

Airline Highway NYC Reviews and Tickets

(32 Reviews)
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Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

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A rag-tag collection of strippers, hustlers and philosophers have come together to celebrate the iconic burlesque performer Miss Ruby.

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Member Reviews (32)

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875 Reviews | 903 Followers
Boring, Ambitious, Dated, Irrelevant

See it if you have an MTC subscription.

Don't see it if you prefer plots to soliloquies. Too ambitious.

851 Reviews | 1006 Followers
Boring, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like stories about drug addicts throwing a party for a friend, that aren't particularly interesting.

Don't see it if You're looking to be entertained or see a new view point on a situation.

965 Reviews | 339 Followers
Unfocused, Pointless, Unengaging, Insipid, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy slice-of-life pieces, heavily populated, w no story arc. The set was impressively squalid, the characters not nearly as convincing

Don't see it if you value a strong script: well-constructed w believable characters and insights. An unwatchable mess.

944 Reviews | 385 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You like quirky character driven drama about folks that most folks don't even see.

Don't see it if You think you're better than the homeless guy on the corner.

602 Reviews | 224 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant, Original

See it if You like ambitious, large-cast plays by new playwrights that focus on a very specific American culture.

Don't see it if You aren't interested in weighty dramedies.

479 Reviews | 714 Followers
Quirky, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy watching a group of misfit characters relate with one another.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays.

386 Reviews | 84 Followers
Great acting, Indulgent, Resonant, Uneven, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy character studies of large groups of people. We meet a colorful assortment of folks at this last-ditch no-tell motel.

Don't see it if closely examining multiple people at their rock bottoms is a bit too depressing for you.

216 Reviews | 907 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy a story focused on a non-traditional community

Don't see it if you want a classic

Critic Reviews (45)

The New York Times
April 23rd, 2015

"A bright-blazing production...brims with humor and pungent life. It features a flawless cast...Ms. D’Amour’s play has a loose, baggy structure that sometimes works against it, but this aptly reflects the aimlessness of its characters, who live day to day and would rather not think about the unhappy past or the foggy future...the teeming energy that floods the stage helps roll past the more heavy-treading passages."
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Time Out New York
April 23rd, 2015

"Although the characters are familiar in many ways, director Joe Mantello and his accomplished cast breathe spirit into most of them, and the big, boozy party scene has jazzy vigor...'Airline Highway’s' multiple plot threads are pulled out (or forgotten) in a rushed, unsatisfying denouement that resorts to summarizing its message to the audience in the form of a (literal) high-school class presentation. Like the cinder-block–mounted car the play has color and beat-up charm, but doesn’t go anywhere."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 23rd, 2015

"A beautiful and mesmerizing kaleidoscope of a play by Lisa D’Amour...In its loving attention to squalid detail, it does a novel’s worth of work."
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The Hollywood Reporter
April 23rd, 2015

"Despite being given a dynamic production with a highly capable cast, this rambling character-driven piece lacks drive and clarity of purpose. While it's a vividly populated canvas, the playwright doesn't do anything much of interest with it...Many in the audience will have lost patience long before then with this disappointing play."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 23rd, 2015

"D’Amour’s writing can be incredibly on-the-nose. Her affection and lack of judgment for the seedy characters within is truly felt. Their aimlessness might translate literally to some audiences while the refreshing lack of melodrama might entice others...Director Joe Mantello has wisely retained most of his first-rate Steppenwolf cast. They make 'Airline Highway' more than worth a one-night stay."
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April 23rd, 2015

"Like a lot of all-night parties, this one doesn’t stand up to the light. The scribe has installed a well-observed group of misfits and losers in the Hummingbird Motel, a haven for social outcasts. But aside from throwing her makeshift family that state-of-the-art shindig, she doesn’t give them much to do — or let them do anything for themselves...'Airline Highway' comes from a long tradition of waiting-room plays, which see a lot of misery but not much action."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 23rd, 2015

"It’s a wholly derivative piece of work that has been knocked together from refurbished spare theatrical parts...For all its shameless familiarity, the first act of 'Airline Highway' is perfectly watchable, even entertaining...Not so the second act."
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April 23rd, 2015

"D’Amour, while clearly sympathetic to her characters, conjures a world too neatly balanced, too eccentric, too oddly wholesome. They’re types, not people. 'Airline Highway' never reaches the status of powerful Katrina post-mortem it seems to be striving for."
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