Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

All My Sons

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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 (397)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

85
Profound, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a superbly acted and directed straightforward play about family and right and wrong.

Don't see it if You are looking for a frothy mindless evening. Beautifully depicted well written characters are brought to life. Devastating.

89
Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Your looking for a great acting play from one of the master playwrights of our time.

Don't see it if If your not fond of a drama that will make you think every minute of the play.

80
Great writing, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like Annette Bening, or enjoy a classic play presented in an excellent manner with great acting and an effective set.

Don't see it if You don’t like older plays, or want humor when you see a show.

83
Story builds, Resonant, Great acting

See it if Insidious evil of story and it’s snowballing effect still relevant. Annette Bening’s performance was great. It’s a drama that builds.

Don't see it if Somehow the ending didn’t feel emotionally devastating enough. Still worthwhile, relevant story. Letts oddly fitting resembled Cheney!

78
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Dated, Absorbing

See it if you want intelligent theater well acted. While the details are dated the concepts are relevant to today's loss of morality and conviction.

Don't see it if you do not want to think but rather wish to be entertained. There is no spectacle here. One also has to be prepared for raw emotion

78
Intense, Slow, Dated, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Arthur Miller or his family dramas. Story is slow to build up with an intense ending.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of Arthur Miller or his stories.

75
Slow, Intense, Dated

See it if You need to add to your classics. Dialogue and attitude to women dated but searing family relations timeless.

Don't see it if You can’t suspend disbelief on certain casting and legal matters.

95
Must see, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an American Classic performed in breathtaking fashion by a wonderful cast. Brilliant theatre!!!!!

Don't see it if you dislike intense dramas about family, responsibility and consequences. If you want fluffy musicals, this is not for you.

Also Arthur Miller's All My Sons at the American Airlines theatre is in a w... Read more Read less

79
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like classic American dramas in a standard production. The acting is mostly great with one misstep.

Don't see it if You want something light. It is intense, the first act is mostly exposition but worth getting through to enjoy the 2nd 2 acts.

94
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting, Great staging, Great acting

See it if Enjoy WWll story of unethical business practice that caused pain&sadness in the family & among friends Cast really nails the psychotic drama

Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller story's or dysfunctional families If you like to smile & laugh

Also Annette Bening, Tracy Letts & Benjamin Walker gave stellar emotional p... Read more Read less

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if To catch a trip of actors serving top notch performances in a play that still packs a wallop emotionally.

Don't see it if An uneven supporting cast and iffy direction will take you out of it entirely. That the 3 leads are so great seems in spite of the director

79
Dated, Absorbing, Resonant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a beautifully staged revival of this classic.

Don't see it if You only like short shows.

85
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You Arthur Miller or this play [it is a revival]. It is masterfully played. The cast is a must see!

Don't see it if You don't want to see an intense play that brings up thought-provoking issues. You want to see something light and happy - this isn't.

85
Riveting, Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A straight forward, classic American family drama. Powerful, well acted and very moving.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Arthur Miller plays or you prefer a more contemporary, non-traditional spin on a classic play.

Also Annette Benning and Benjamin Walker are outstanding. I look forward to... Read more Read less

80
Overrated, Relevant, Dated, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like everything Miller and can't imagine Bening and Letts being anything less than fabulous - the material is second rate Miller, &B &L.

Don't see it if you might find the whole production too pat, too un-nuanced and the color-blind casting confusing and disorienting esp. given time & place.

Also I love the actors but this is not one of Miller's best. The usual mora... Read more Read less

71
Slow, Intense, Great acting

See it if you are a fan of Arthur Miller; Annette Benning; Tracy Letts...

Don't see it if you want a fast moving show...

85
Searing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Depressing

See it if you want to see an excellent revival by one of the greatest American playwrights of the 20th century. Powerful acting. It hit me hard.

Don't see it if you prefer plays that are happy, peppy, and bursting with love! This is a painful and sad show. The American dream has gone awry.

85
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like a good Arthur Miller piece. It’s a well done revival and the performances in act two and three are solid.

Don't see it if You are not into the classic plays. Act one is slow paced and the staging can seem awkward throughout.

87
Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You want to see an American class performed by master actors. The balance between family tribalism and the public good feels v relevant.

Don't see it if You don't like talky dramas.

85
Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you like intense family drama with amazing acting.

Don't see it if you are frightened by a longer 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.

85
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy this classic play by Arthur Miller, in a straight forward revival with some breath taking performances.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy straight forward revivals, or enjoy the work of Miller.

90
Smart production, Great acting, Masterful writing

See it if you like your Arthur Miller masterpieces stripped of artifice, played straight to today's audiences with outstanding leads Bening & Letts.

Don't see it if you can't see the relevance in Miller's 1940s(!) play. Also, not all actors are in the same league of the 2 leads (Walker is miscast as son)

72
Slow, Relevant, Great writing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you desire a classic slow-burning drama with a great performance by Bening (as well as an overwrought one by Walker) in a standard staging.

Don't see it if you don't care for slow, exposition-heavy dramas that are clunky in spots & often overwritten. This play is from another era & it shows.

92
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you love great theater. Seeing Arthur Miller work is thrilling - and this was magnificently directed and acted. Resounding impact.

Don't see it if you only want light weight stuff. This is heavy and multi-layered.


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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