All My Sons
Closed 2h 15m
All My Sons
85

All My Sons NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(399 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
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.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (399)

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78 Reviews | 8 Followers
100
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if A must see! The best production I have seen this season! Amazing acting of all the cast ,

Don't see it if If you are looking for funny, musical play

247 Reviews | 41 Followers
100
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A great production of a classic play. Benning and Letts are perfectly cast and directed. The play is as timely today as in 1974. Don't miss

Don't see it if you are looking for a light comedy.

772 Reviews | 148 Followers
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. Read more

66 Reviews | 14 Followers
99
Twyford award to the entire cast

See it if You value great ensemble acting and a very important message from Arthur Miller.

Don't see it if Just see it. Read more

148 Reviews | 25 Followers
98
Scintillating and devastating

See it if you are an Arthur Miller fan and are in the mood for an issues play that is surprisingly resonant in this day and age.

Don't see it if you cannot countenance Miller's less than rosy representation of the seamier side of capitalism. (Boeing 737 MAX8 anyone?) Read more

61 Reviews | 24 Followers
98
Not dated! phenomenal acting, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if No reason not to see this wonderful play. Any seat in the house is a great view. Feel all the feelings. Flew by so fast. Left me wantin more

Don't see it if If you must have music and dancing to be entertained. Great story. Great play.

79 Reviews | 48 Followers
97
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want something you are still thinking about long after you have left the theater .

Don't see it if You don’t like intense dramas

71 Reviews | 7 Followers
96
Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a serious drama with a very talented cast

Don't see it if you prefer musicals

Critic Reviews (43)

The New York Times
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 read her with any clarity, and the play acquires a weird wobble at its core...The production is almost never moving, except when Ann’s brother, George, shows up intending to expose everyone’s lies."
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Time Out New York
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 them, though, is a flatter and falser world...What does work after all the decades is Miller’s stunning climax, a series of emotional explosions."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 23rd, 2019

“This shattering play about the guilt of seeking to avoid moral responsibility is forever timely...O'Brien expertly modulates the growing tensions of a plot that unfolds with the inevitability of a Greek tragedy...A thrilling cast rise to the challenge of making this entirely believable, fraught and eventually scorching. As matriarch Kate, Bening is devastating as well as devastated...Letts is equally superb...Even knowing the outcome, it's a play that rivets, challenges and disturbs.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
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 tear down the roof—and it is exciting to watch them do it—it’s a little heartbreaking to witness what the brilliant, incisive Bening is given to work with by comparison."
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The Wall Street Journal
April 25th, 2019

"It’s one of the best Miller revivals I’ve ever seen, a staging so magnetic that it overwhelmed my lingering doubts about a play that can feel preachy when it isn’t done as well as this...The supporting cast is uniformly strong, with next-best-in-show honors going to Benjamin Walker and Hampton Fluker, both of whom are more than up to the task of sharing a stage with Mr. Letts and Ms. Bening without getting washed into the valley."
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Deadline
April 22nd, 2019

"Jack O’Brien’s knock-you-from-behind staging is as powerful and sturdy as Miller’s post-war classic itself. And in a shattering performance that adds yet another layer to her quietly remarkable career, Annette Bening finds grace notes in the role of the grieving Gold Star mother that brings the character to vivid, brutalized life...Miller’s genius was in using the old formulas to capture a very unbrave new world."
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New York Daily News
April 22nd, 2019

"With Letts smoldering away, the whole decency thing is a sham — an affectation, a role Joe has learned how to play. And Annette Bening is not far behind: She elicits relatively little sympathy as Kate...Letts’ performance likely will strike some as odd or disconnected — I find it perfectly in tune with the moment, and there is much to like about Bening’s work, too...Had Letts been given some raging players to match his own buried ferocity, we'd likely have seen even more of his teeth."
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Variety
April 22nd, 2019

"It still packs a wallop all its own, especially in this wonderfully cast, honestly staged and beautifully presented production...The whole cast makes their characters as well as the play’s melodramatic turns not only credible, but enthralling...Walker brings a genuineness to this sometimes too-good-to-be-true character, making Chris’ private revelations, as someone who has hidden scars of his own, all the more affecting."
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