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

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want to see a well acted family drama show.

Don't see it if you like upbeat shows

82
Intense, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if Well written, epic themes, heart-wrenching solid family and socially relevevant drama.

Don't see it if You've seen a really great production of it. Can appear rather melodramatic and supporting parts can be cartoonish.

87
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if 1940 play that reveals lessons for families today. themes of father and sons and how does one go for wealth and children. family secrets. GO

Don't see it if if you are sick of family dramas with great acting. over 3 hours , 2 intermissions of struggle can be hard for some. balcony has railing

78
Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Resonant

See it if if you want to see Annette Benning in a challenging role. The play seems outdated.Tracy Letts disappoints but Walker great. Dull direction.

Don't see it if So disappointed in this reveal. The set, the direction and Tracy Letts all were uninspiring. Benning does her best.

96
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to experience tremendous acting and a plot that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Don't see it if dysfunctional families and family squabbles are not to your liking.

85
Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great production of a classic Arthur Miller play brought to life by incredible actors on this stage.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Millers work. Do not care for thought provoking dramas.

Also Bravo to this cast on bringing this Arthur Miller Classic to life! Ann... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Arthur Miller's masterpiece brilliantly performed by a stellar cast.

Don't see it if you prefer a more lighthearted play - this is drama at it's best.

88
Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Amazing show with intense and well formed characters. Annette Bening is everything and costars Tracy Letts & Benjamin Walker are superb!

Don't see it if It has tough themes and is not for younger folk. 18 and up to deal with themes of violence.

90
Relevant, Profound, Classic, Intense, Great acting

See it if you're debating which are Arthur Millers top three plays. Annette Bening's fab performance might find you giving this early play the bronze.

Don't see it if you're reluctant to look at your father for who he really is because it will force you to look at yourself for who you really are. Brutal!

Also Memorable Quote: "I know you're no worse than most men but I thought y... Read more Read less

76
Slow, Resonant, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic play with pretty straight forward staging and story telling. it was great, but nothing wild

Don't see it if you want to see a reimagining type of revival. this is pretty by the book

91
Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a narrative play, a family story related to social issues that remain timely. And you are a fan of Annette Bening.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical comedy. Or only like cynicism.

Also This is the kind of play where you might go for Annette Bening and sta... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Edgy, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy Miller plays. Similar to Death of a Salesman. While acting good with strong leads, yet felt a little weak in presentation.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy older plays that take time to weave the story so that all pieces fit together. Story dated but still contemporary.

90
Surprising, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Masterful

See it if Masterful actors at the top of their craft, you like Arhur Miller's worlds

Don't see it if You need happiness, comedy and hopefulness, Miller's plays are American Tragedy

90
Riveting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You like great acting. Letts and Benning were amazing. You like intense family dramas. The ending was quite a shock

Don't see it if You don't like heavy dramas. Don't like plays centered around the subject of war and death

75
Relevant, Great acting

See it if it's a classic play and searing family drama. Acting is wonderful, especially Tracy Letts.

Don't see it if There's lots of exposition, with the anticipated explosion in the last ten minutes. If it weren't for the fine acting it would be slow.

Also The contrasting ways the characters deal with loss is interesting, and... Read more Read less

80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if A profound and relevant topic with Tracy Letts and Chris Walker giving outstanding performances. Important to see!

Don't see it if Maybe they don't want to see a play about man's frailties and a topic whidh so resonates for 2019.

75
Dark, Intelligent, Clunky acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if you want to see the legendary Bening, albeit overacting and maybe even miscast in the role. Father and son were powerful together. Great set

Don't see it if u have superlative expectations. I didn't. I liked it. Race blind casting is weird for me. Racially different siblings in 1950s middle USA?

88
Profound, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy watching the reality of accepting people’s actions.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy viewing human drama

94
Exquisite, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if See All My Sons if you like high level acting and want to know more about American culture and great American literature.

Don't see it if Do not see All My Sons if you usually like light fun shows.

90
Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This classic play holds so much truth in today’s unethical political climate. Saving ones wealth over “all his sons”.

Don't see it if If a 3 act drama is too much for one to sit Thur FYI use hearing aids to block out stupid people who talk and eat during perfirmances.AGAIN!

Also The cast comes with highly crafted acting skills and Interesting color... Read more Read less

85
Great writing, Ambitious, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love Miller's work and a great cast of actors.

Don't see it if Aren't a fan of period pieces or pieces that critique war.

83
Great performances from all three leads in spite of a very sick slow first act. colorblind casting confounds the play

See it if Want to see a really good production of a classic play with some great performances but with a very slow first act

Don't see it if You don’t have the patience to get through an old fashion play with a very slow first act.

90
Masterful, Epic, Well-paced, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see Arthur Miller done in it's glory. Letts is phenomenal and is supported by a stellar cast. It's is so well directed and paced

Don't see it if You don't like Arthur Miller & the torment of the human condition. You want light & fluffy material. Easily confused & can't follow plot.

72
Overrated, Great lead performances. great set design. clunky plot--especially in last act.

See it if You want to see a terrific performance by Annette Bening and a really good one by Tracy Letts. You're interested in Miller's canon.

Don't see it if You want something fresh without moralizing and clumsy plot devices. You want strong acting all around.

Also I have a like/not so much relationship with Arthur Miller's plays. I u... Read more Read less

86
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if A Miller revival marvelously performed with message that holds true. A matinee rush ticket and home for dinner. What's not to like.

Don't see it if Revivals, classics aren't in the budget.


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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