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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
See it if you want to see the highest caliber of acting onstage. The cast is phenomenal, and the story surprises with joe involving it ends up being.
Don't see it if only like musicals?
See it if you want to see a mediocre production of one of Miller's greatest works.
Don't see it if you don't want to see another example of how Jack O'Brien has lost more than a little off his fastball
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.