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

84%
(385 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
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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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891 Reviews | 258 Followers
95
Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy portrayals of real people in current situations that face difficulties both seriously dealt with and presented with many laughs.

Don't see it if what may be considered exaggerated characters to present this story or you are triggered by family conflict.

716 Reviews | 219 Followers
95
Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Profound, Funny

See it if Brilliantly explores the boundary between phony friendship and genuine love. Disabled ex-cop hates the former, but is himself tainted.

Don't see it if You don't want to think about why the characters stay together even after being caught in lies; and the ex-cop's personal growth. Read more

504 Reviews | 729 Followers
84
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Funny, Great dialogue

See it if you’re interested in plays that reflect on our societal ills, enjoy shows about outcasts, or you like honest works that don’t pull punches.

Don't see it if the issue of police brutality is a difficult one for you to sit through.

511 Reviews | 78 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

Nic
470 Reviews | 91 Followers
87
Great writing, Great acting, Relevant, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you’d enjoy a family comedy-drama that entertains and moves, performed by an exceptional cast led by the sublime Stephen McKinley Henderson.

Don't see it if you don’t do plays.

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409 Reviews | 75 Followers
89
Common is the weak link, Henderson shinea, As salient as ever, Nifty rotating set, Terrific production

See it if Like Guirgis, Henderson, or direction by Pendleton. Enjoy effective dramatic and comedy mix.

Don't see it if Are offended by cursing, alcohol, or sexual content. Read more

370 Reviews | 102 Followers
80
Ok writing, Good acting, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you want to see Stephen McKinley Harrison give a phenomenal lead performance in a Pulitzer winner

Don't see it if you want your plot to surprise you; the twists and turns all felt expected... I wanted more from the writing

366 Reviews | 91 Followers
80
Funny, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You're up for a fine script well staged and directed, with great performances delivered with deceptive ease.

Don't see it if You don't like dramas or profanity.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
December 19th, 2022

"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 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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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 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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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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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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