Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

All My Sons

From 393 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 (393)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

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.

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

50
Bored off my ass

See it if and ONLY if you live to see any production of any Arthur Miller play.

Don't see it if you were hoping to see the glamorous Annette Bening from the movie Bugsy. SPOILER ALERT: She plays a distraught 1950's wife and mother.

Also I LOVED the 2008 Broadway production of this Arthur Miller play starri... Read more Read less

63
Slow, Dated

See it if you want to see this play for educational or anthropological reasons.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a banal production of a dated play

69
Slow, Dated, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a classic play onstage, with good performances from the leads. The set is also gorgeous.

Don't see it if You want a fast-moving play. The first hour dragged for me, and I was not amazed with Annette Bening.

50
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if you like seeing stars on stage.

Don't see it if you're expecting to see brilliant staging and great acting all around.

Also I like to make up my own mind when I see a show, regardless of what cr... Read more Read less

65
Great writing, Great acting, Banal

See it if You want to see a great cast deliver the goods on a classic.

Don't see it if You like your revivals to reinvent or challenge material seen time and time again.

66
Disappointing, Great writing, Great acting, Dated, Cliched

See it if You want to see great actors on stage, but not much else.

Don't see it if You want to see a dated direction. No clear point of view and a monotonous production lacking of rhythm

68
Overrated, Absorbing, Disappointing, Slow, Resonant

See it if Arthur Miller a classic drama that resonates today!

Don't see it if Having seen many productions of this play it may not live up to your expectations.

60
Banal, Dated, Disappointing

See it if You love Annette Bening and cant miss her on stage, she is fabulous

Don't see it if You want to see a well thought out revival of a great play

65
Absorbing, Dated, Intense, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if You can put aside the 1940s view of women and connect to the Arthur Miller, father son obsession well acted by Bening, Letts, & Walker.

Don't see it if You don’t like Arthur Miller sometimes heavy-handed, yet still moving and resonant family drama.

69
Entertaining, Cliched, Schizophrenic, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You are a die hard Miller fan, a fan of Annette Bening (she is the best thing about it) or if you like your revivals to be museum pieces

Don't see it if You like fresh takes on revivals or coherent acting (each seemed to be acting in a different play).

60
Disappointing, Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if I was disappointed with the script, direction and Annette Benning, she wasn’t bad but she wasn’t great. I was impressed by Tracy Letts.

Don't see it if you want to see something that feels fresh and full new ideas

59
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, But this production isn't great, The play is incredible.

See it if If you love Annette Benning. the play is a masterwork

Don't see it if It was a very meh production

56
Overrated, Great writing, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You can focus on the words of Miller

Don't see it if You want a production that brings out the depth and relevancy of the writing. It is uneven and only the third act is enjoyable.

60
Slow, Cliched, Great acting

See it if You gotta see Bening onstage again. Looking for that ole Miller magic. (hint: not there. You want to see Ben Walker's excellent acting job

Don't see it if You can't bear more "cross-cultural casting" which doesn't work at all. A creaky plot which is stretched to it's limit. Screaming actors.

During previews
67
Disappointing, Great staging, Intense

See it if Rarely performed Arthur Miller play with Annette Bening back on Broadway. Once again Roundabout gives playgoers a beautiful set on stage.

Don't see it if Blind casting drives you nuts. How many plays and musicals now do this over and over again. This was talked about by many in attendance.

During previews
67
Great staging, Indulgent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if you just love Arthur Miller. I loved Death of a Salesman, but not this one nor did I like A View from the Bridge. This was so drawn out.

Don't see it if you want action and a script that moves forward in a normal manner. It seemed to repeat thoughts and ideas ad nauseam. Annette was blah.

During previews
60
Dated, Dreary, Great cast, Banal, Overrated

See it if You like Arthur Miller

Don't see it if You don’t like Arthur Miller


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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