Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

All My Sons

From 394 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking

About the show

Award-winning actors Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American Theater. More…

In the aftermath of WWII, the Keller family struggles to stay intact and to fight for their future when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge—forcing them to reckon with greed, denial, repentance, and post-war disenchantment across generations.

2h 15m | Already closed | American Airlines Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (394)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking
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Avg Score

80
Solid script, Strong acting, Polished production, Period piece, Absorbing

See it if you like Miller plays. AMS has flaws (depiction of women!) but many strengths. Plot unfolds w growing stakes (awk plot device at end).

Don't see it if tradl theater bores you. Realistic prodn. GREAT set. Didn't love Bening's flat-toned perf; Walker was stand-out. Pace is slow, but picks up.

92
Masterful, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Intense family drama w/ Incredible performances & superb writing. Arthur Miller really is in a league of his own.

Don't see it if If you appreciate plays there is no reason not to see this. My favorite revival of this season.

89
Profound, Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting, Great writing

See it if Masterpieces brought to life with very few flaws interests you. All the major players here give top notch performances. Classic drama.

Don't see it if You’re looking for light and fluffy. This is classic Arthur Miller-you’ll feel like you need a shower by the end cause you just feel dirty.

Also Fantastic. Loved it.

77
Solid, Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if Well done version of this Arthur Miller work. Good acting but a slow build to an intense climax.

Don't see it if You don’t like serious plays.

70
Disappointing, Slow, Profound, Masterful, Great writing

See it if If you like Arthur Miller's work. Two good actors but not convincing as far a married. Good set and c ou costumes.

Don't see it if Jack o'Brien d ou es not do a good job moving the characters around in this sho w. The last production was much better. Bening yells 2 much.

85
Dated, Resonant, Powerful, Masterful, Intense

See it if Finely constructed Arthur Miller family drama. Revelation of the truth pushes characters in denial to the brink. Excellent acting and set.

Don't see it if Simple good-vs.-evil theme of sacrificing integrity for profit. A morality story that lacks subtlety. Satisfying nonetheless.

80
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Resonant, Great acting

See it if A powerhouse triumvirate - Letts, Bening & Walker - fuel early Miller family drama into moral cosmos despite O"Brien's shallow direction

Don't see it if It's early Miller so it's a little morally self-righteous and a little too "well-made" but themes of honesty & moral conviction never age

82
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like Miller, never seen this play, enjoy powerful family dramas, fan of Bening & Letts, want dramatic confrontations & sense of morality

Don't see it if don't like Miller's realistic style or sense of justice, not a fan of bombast, of secrets are slowly revealed or nontraditional casting

86
Nearly perfect production of less than perfect arthur miller modern greek tragedy

See it if very well made play; outstanding Letts, Benning/O’Brien’s direction show how evil can co-exist w the commonplace

Don't see it if dated script w obvious anti-war & capitalist messages; ending should be devastating, isn't

Also (a) Parallels between Germany & America: It seems less than coincident... Read more Read less

84
Thought-provoking, Intense, Profound, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy classic Hollywood dramas. This is like watching a 1940s-era film playing out on stage. It’s a slow burn, but ends with a bang.

Don't see it if you prefer contemporary-set stories or are looking to escape into something light and fun.

87
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy fine productions of meaningful works: great acting, fine direction, good sound, lights and projections with important messages.

Don't see it if you cannot appreciate masterful playwriting of the WWII period that contains lots of tension, death, greed and loss. Smoke & strobe lights.

89
Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense

See it if Satisfying evening of traditional storytelling featuring unvarnished Bening and Letts. The struggle of morality of family and greater good.

Don't see it if Thinly-drawn female goes to Bening, but her character's strength may be considered foolish today as she holds on to hope where there is none

Also Astounding commitment from both powerhouses.

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Base on true events, Classic

See it if Family drama, powerful and very moving.

Don't see it if you looking for a comedy, or something light.

Also I was the 1948 movie with Edward G. Robinson played the father and Bur... Read more Read less

60
Slow, Community theatre level of production, Uneven, Insipid

See it if you've never seen a production of this play. You would be better off to wait until the next revival. The last revival was only 11 years ago.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals that are superficial. The colorblind casting doesn't help. Jack O'Brien was a very poor choice for director.

88
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if For a great cast reviving one of Arthur Miller’s plays about a family barely holding on in crisis mode. Tragedy plus superb writing.

Don't see it if You do not like lots of dialogue and slow story development, while everyday mundane activity surrounds the core story.

Also See it for the masterful performances of Annette Benning, Tracey Letts... Read more Read less

92
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully written classic of love, deceit, anguish, inner turmoil and desire for happiness. I bow down at the feet of Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if you can't deal with heartbreaking stories that tear families apart or you prefer musicals. If you can, this is a play that should be seen.

93
One of the best written plays of all time

See it if you want to see an almost perfect production of one of the greatest shows of all time

Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing an old classic play.

Also A few of the supporting roles we’re not cast properly but other than t... Read more Read less

87
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

See it if you like Arthur Miller done in a production he would have liked.VanHove has butchered other Miller plays.This puts the issues at the center.

Don't see it if you want a lightweight musical.This is an excellent production of one of my favorite plays.Raises issues that we need to look at today.

83
Intense, Riveting, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Letts, Bening and Walker give terrific performances. Seeing an early work by one of America’s best playwrights is thrilling.

Don't see it if Strange blocking. During important sections, actors deliver their speeches with their backs to the audience.

80
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy well written, thought provoking, traditional plays with great acting.

Don't see it if you prefer modern theater with more excitement and energy.

89
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy a great cast utilizing a great American playwright's skill to it's best.

Don't see it if you are not interested in being entertained by high drama

93
Moving, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if powerful family drama set 2 years after WWII, effect of its tragedies on the family; consequences of greed - not all immediate; great set

Don't see it if want fluffy happy ending, don't want initial understanding of characters to be turned upside down, don't want emotional drama

Also Interesting how when a suit is put on someone's true character is reve... Read more Read less

69
Stale, Overrated, Disappointing, Great writing

See it if With a mostly spectacular cast, the direction falters on one of my favorite Miller plays. If you have not seen it before go.

Don't see it if You have seen other productions. Despite Benning and Letts, the show is poorly directed with no vision. Even the final moment rings false.

Also There were so many buzzer moments in the productions. The director see... Read more Read less

84
Relevant, Profound, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a great play with amazing acting.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical.

80
Quite a bit of yelling, Wonderful stage set, Of course, arthur miller, Great writing, Another roundabout production

See it if You like Arthur Miller & feel his sort of human view is lacking these days. Wonderful, affords multi-level views of action, for us & actors

Don't see it if You like well directed actors. First act, yelling replaced projecting. Only Christopher had a well modulated voice. Hearing alert!


April 22nd, 2019
"O’Brien’s literal-minded production does not make a resonant case for the drama today...Ms. Bening goes deepest of the four leads in exploring the muck at the bottom of her character’s personality. She also has terrific technique...But the opacity of the production overall means we still can’t r...
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April 22nd, 2019
"There is a real and precious thing at the center of 'All My Sons.' It is the trio of Tracy Letts, Annette Bening and Benjamin Walker...All three are believable in every detail—blockbuster actors dedicated to small, unshowy connections to one another. In scene after scene, they do wonders. Around...
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April 22nd, 2019
"The play’s glaring issues go unexamined...Miller’s not a wit, nor is he particularly agile with seeming small talk or elegant exposition...What does stick out—over and over again—as the play ploddingly establishes its circumstances, is its blithe sexism...While Letts and Walker eventually get to...
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April 22nd, 2019
"One of the dramatic highlights of the Broadway season, the production features outstanding performances from a stellar cast headed by Annette Benning, Tracy Letts and Benjamin Walker, with impeccable direction by Jack O'Brien...He delivers a mesmerizing, no-frills production whose slowly ratchet...
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