Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

All My Sons

From 382 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 (382)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intense, Thought-provoking
85
Avg Score

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
85
Revival, Great writing, Absorbing, Dated, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great Arthur Miller play performed at the highest caliber. Banning, Letts, and Walker are truly amazing!

Don't see it if You don’t like classics, dramas, or foliage... so much foliage

During previews
95
Riveting, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like seeing actors at the top of their games tell a story that will tear your heart apart.

Don't see it if You want a light or upbeat night at the theater.

During previews
91
Edgy, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if you like classic old school drama acted & produced by professionals. Benning & Letts tear it up. Slow at 1st but keep your seatbelt fastened

Don't see it if you're not into serious 'straight' family drama. You'll probably want to leave at intermission (but don't!)

During previews
82
Absorbing

See it if You’re a sucker for an Arthur Miller play (I am), or a fan of Letts and Bening.

Don't see it if You are looking for something upbeat.

Also I love Arthur Miller. I thought this is a pretty good but safe product... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Bening outstanding. Letts very good. Others a mixed bag. Traditional staging a relief amidst prevailing Van Hovean theatrical hellscape

Don't see it if Color-blind casting problematic—very distracting and particularly absurd for 1947. Letts’s Joe is a bit too polished at times for an...

Also ...admittedly un/undereducated businessman who frequently utters words... Read more Read less

During previews
85
Great writing, Intense, Resonant, Must see, Great acting

See it if you’re a lover of great American family tragedies and prepared for a master class in acting from Ms. Bening.

Don't see it if you need happy endings.

During previews
87
Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you are a fan of the play or want to see a well acted play

Don't see it if If not a fan of the play or are looking for a comedy or light show

Also Very well done staging of all my sons. All the actors did amazing jobs... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Intense, Riveting, Profound, Great acting, Must see

See it if you like an heartfelt condemnation of capitalist greed and the lack of moral responsibility. Relevant today as it was in 1947.

Don't see it if you do not like the classics.

During previews
92
Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a very good production of a classic American play. You will feel drained at the end by it’s powerful story.

Don't see it if you want some light entertainment. This play pulls you into serious topics making you think and feel.

Also At this early preview, I felt not all the acting choices matched with ... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting

See it if You want to see a wonderfully acted, deftly directed production of a classic play, with themes that remain relevant today.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a new or innovative take. There are no real modern touches, save the colorblind casting. Best for those who never saw it.

Also If a traditional, high quality production of a masterpiece starring tw... Read more Read less

During previews
95
Must see, Profound, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A truly remarkable production of a great American play. Engaging, troubling, and moving. If only all my theatre experiences were this good.

Don't see it if If you think this play is dated, think Boeing 737 Max or opiate manufacturers. Theatre that makes you part of its world, like it or not.

During previews
85
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a well-written, all-American piece with complex, interlocking interpersonal relationship. Acting is stellar.

Don't see it if you prefer light-hearted entertainment

During previews
88
Intense, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to see a great staging of the Arthur Miller classic. Outstanding leads, esp Ben Walker, and amazing set.

Don't see it if Not a lot of reasons not to see this - except if you only like light fluffy theater.

During previews
92
Must see, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in an Arthur Miller classic that’s aged extremely well and is still relevant today. Wonderful acting.

Don't see it if You don’t like drama, heavy pieces, or long works (two and a half hours.) You refuse to see a liberal critique of America’s values.

Also The play is surprisingly relevant to current American society, showing... Read more Read less

During previews
83
Resonant, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see a story about family tragedy. The acting is very good

Don't see it if You want to see something new and refreshing. The plot is nothing new and kinda predictable.

During previews
90
Relevant, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to see powerhouse acting by Letts, Bening & Walker.. did not feel dated; emotionally makes you want to do/be better

Don't see it if You are disinterested In a conversation about war profiteering, underlying themes of achieving American dream at expense of humanity.

Also Didn’t remember but happily surprised by moments of levity/laughter. S... Read more Read less

During previews
70
Thought-provoking, Slow, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You love Annette Bening.

Don't see it if You want to see a cohesive, well-cast, well-directed version of an Arthur Miller classic.

During previews
80
Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love a tense drama full of secrets and suspense. The cast is wonderful.

Don't see it if You don't like plays and dramas.

During previews
80
Intense, Dated, Disappointing, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you would like to see the acting

Don't see it if you are tired of the dated staging

During previews
79
Masterful, Great acting, Dated

See it if Like great acting in a play by a great writer

Don't see it if If you like a short play or one that is dealing with current issues

During previews
65
Bland, Slow, Relevant, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You must see Annette Bening on stage; you can wait a few weeks to see if it gets better; you have never seen it; you like nice sets/lighting

Don't see it if You want a well-directed production; you want great acting all-around; you know how Jack O'Brien ruins most every show he touches

Also This is a fine production, but nothing more that "fine." That's too ba... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love Miller’s work done by a perfect trio of actors on top of their game - Bening, Letts and Walker. Truly mesmerizing.

Don't see it if you have very little patience as Act 1 can be a little doozy. But once act 2 starts you will be riveted.

Also Annette Bening and Tracy Letts gave such powerful and riveting, bravur... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Intelligent, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful production of the Arthur Miller classic. Great acting, set, dialogue. This play goes the whole nine yards.

Don't see it if You're more into more contemporary plays or musicals.


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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