Between Riverside and Crazy (Broadway)
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Between Riverside and Crazy (Broadway)
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Between Riverside and Crazy (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(479 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
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Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

A former police officer and his parolee son attempt to hold on to their rent-controlled apartment.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (479)

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129 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if If you like great acting and writing.

Don't see it if Not a family friendly show. Read more

55 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if thought-provoking powerhouse performances are your thing. Every actor is doing next level acting for intense story-telling. And the set!!!

Don't see it if lyrical plays are hard to follow for you. the text is deep - and a lot of the messaging is in subtext. But its so worth it

141 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like stories that reflect life with a sense of loving humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a drama and can't laugh at life.

135 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Quirky, Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to grapple with tough questions and see excellent perfomances from the cast, but especially Stephen McKinley Henderson!

Don't see it if you are looking for a straightforward play

193 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Absorbing, Riveting, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if Everything! The acting and writing phenomenal!. Flawed characters who we actually care about is rare. Excellent writing and acting. Fab set!

Don't see it if If you don't like people recovering from drugs, prison gigs and grief, don't go. This play is real.

581 Reviews | 89 Followers
98
Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a layered story told by excellent actors. Common and Stephen McKinley Henderson are gifts from the theatre gods.Great acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fluff piece.Powerful story, exceptional writing and acting.Set is a gem.As good as the original.Women's roles are weak

54 Reviews | 6 Followers
98
Relevant, Intelligent, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You like a relevant story line with a small talented cast. You like dark biting comedy, with family dynamics.

Don't see it if You want a classic non-contemporary setting. Not a fan of foul language. Want to see a large cast.

145 Reviews | 19 Followers
97
Crazy good.

See it if you like to laugh.

Don't see it if profanity upsets you and simulated sex embarrasses you. Read more

Critic Reviews (22)

The New York Times
December 19th, 2022

CRITIC'S PICK "At any moment we can choose to be something better, or worse, than we are — or, in Guirgis World, most likely both."
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Time Out New York
December 19th, 2022

"Although 'Between Riverside and Crazy' is often bitingly funny, a shadow of violence hangs over it."
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New York Theatre Guide
December 19th, 2022

" 'Between Riverside and Crazy' is about the lengths people will go to make out alright in an unforgiving world."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 19th, 2022

"...Guirgis’s play is speckled with his customary wry humor and genuine strangeness that lifts it from straight issue drama into something lovelier and weirder."
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The Wall Street Journal
January 5th, 2023

"...how buried wounds, both physical and spiritual, as well as comforting self-delusions, can leak poison into once-healthy souls, and keep them from receiving or giving the love they desperately need but cannot admit they want."
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Variety
December 19th, 2022

"Under the direction of Austin Pendleton, most of the cast from the Atlantic Theater Company production returns with as much ease and richness as if they had lived inside the characters for as many years."
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The Washington Post
December 22nd, 2022

"In the spate of shows that ring out Broadway in 2022, Henderson and 'Between Riverside and Crazy' provide the deepest satisfaction."
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New York Post
December 19th, 2022

"Guirgis’ compassionate play, directed with great care by Austin Pendleton, is also wildly funny — actually more hilarious than many recent flat-out comedies — and devilishly inappropriate."
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