Already closed | 3h 20m | Midtown W

August: Osage County

From 65 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent

About the show

This black comedy about a family coping with loss transferred onto Broadway from the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, where it proceeded to win five Tony Awards as well as a Pulitzer Prize. More…

‘August: Osage County’ tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

3h 20m | Already closed | Imperial Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (65)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Great writing, Intelligent
91
Avg Score

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if you love incredibly dramatic and laugh out loud funny family plays with spectacular acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you don't like straight plays, are averse to strong language and adult themes.

Also Original cast was amazing. Great to see it later in the run with Phyli... Read more Read less

98
Indulgent, Must see, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want interesting characters in a complex plot that never ceases to surprise you even when you think the twists must be over!

Don't see it if plot twists don't excite you or if you don't like long shows--this one, while masterful, could use some editing.

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you enjoy family drama and sharp, powerful writing

Don't see it if you want something a little more light-hearted

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if If you like complex, disfunctional family drama, if you like drama that mixes with humor, and surprise endings.

Don't see it if you prefer straightforward stories. This is not a typical anything!

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if I was deeply moved by the struggle in rural America

Don't see it if If you want to avoid troubling insights into our society

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Epic, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a perfectly staged and acted production one of the most brilliant modern playwrights.

Don't see it if you want to see a feel-good piece.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You want to see something relevant, raw and real. Not your typical Broadway show. I expected to hate it but wound up loving it.

Don't see it if You’re not into very long emotional shows that require two intermissions.

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see

See it if You like family based drama with twists and turns.

Don't see it if You can't sit long periods.

95
Absorbing, Epic, Intense, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You like your family dramas sprawling and epic. Like to be surprised by the plot. Love well written plays.

Don't see it if You cannot sit through a 3+ hour show. Are offended by edgy material.

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Tough

See it if You enjoy superb acting, robust dialogue, family drama.

Don't see it if you're easily depressed! Heavy!

86
Entertaining, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if You like intense plots and stories having to do with dysfunctional families; you want a more adult show

Don't see it if You do not like dark humor; you are not a big fan of drama

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Great writing

See it if you love an incredible script

Don't see it if you're offended by colorful language

81
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent

See it if you like compelling family drama with no fluff

Don't see it if you want a feel good play

100
Intense, Great acting, Dizzying, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You love powerful performances and deeply disturbing family drama

Don't see it if You want a light and fluffy musical

100
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You love American Family Dramas that will suck you in and leave you in tears.

Don't see it if You don't want to be cool and interesting and relevant.

82
Absorbing, Cliched, Great acting, Profound, Quirky

See it if you like watching emotional train wrecks where everything gets worse with each minute. Also, if you love getting invested in people's lives.

Don't see it if you want a feel good story. It's almost overwrought, but it does it in a way that is incredibly engaging.

75
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate family dysfunction that's not your own.

Don't see it if You can't follow the story through 3 acts.

90
Intense, Masterful, Must see, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like plays and dramas.

Don't see it if If you don't like intense family drama.

71
Depressing, Dark humor, Intense

See it if You want the next two hours of your life to be filled with reminders of your dysfunctional family

Don't see it if You have kids and want them to maintain a charade about your family for a longer time

96
Edgy, Great acting, Intense

See it if intense exploration of dysfunctional family and drug addiction

Don't see it if you don't enjoy drama

100
Great acting, Intense, Resonant

See it if Incredible story that will absolutely tug at your heart and keep you thinking long after you leave. A memorable show for sure.

Don't see it if Family issues are a serious emotional trigger. This show will make you think and feel. May not be appropriate for children.

82
Edgy, Clever

See it if Totally absorbing, saw it with both casts, loved the set

Don't see it if If family sagas are not your cup of tea

100
Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You love plays that totally immerse you with the BEST dialog and acting I have seen on Broadway in NYC among 100s of shows

Don't see it if You prefer musicals, dont like family dramas, looking for a farce or humor, dont like intense dialog

80
Ambitious, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting

See it if you like intense family drama

Don't see it if if you are easily offended by strong subject matter

80
Ambitious, Confusing, Entertaining, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You like thought provoking, family drama.

Don't see it if you only like fast-paced narratives.


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